Paloma

Paloma - A very unique female name



  Sep 24,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Paloma, meaning dove, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1973 on position #2939. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Paloma and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Paloma? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Paloma. The baby girl name Paloma was given to 289 baby girls in 2012, ranking #793 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,890 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Paloma peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2010 on position 721.



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Paloma is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Paloma is currently topping the baby name charts in Oregon at position #424 - and is the least popular in Michigan at position #1,353.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Paloma is where you live.


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Paloma origin and meaning

Paloma is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means dove. To see famous people named Paloma, pop culture references for the name Paloma and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Paloma

We've found the following names that sound similar to Paloma, sorted by popularity.

Pauline / Paulina / Philomena / Palma / Polina / Palmina / Pualani / Paulene / Pluma / Pollyanna /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012793
2011830
2010721
2009731
2008777
2007854
2006869
2005855
2004847
2003857
2002891
2001830
2000884
1999980
1998982
1997886
1996924
1995955
1994963
1993991
1992979
19911020
19901134
19891167
19881260
19871354
19861195
19851513
19841172
19831483
19821416
19811618
19801833
19791832
19781912
19772165
19762512
19732939

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Oregon424
Texas432
California488
Colorado512
Illinois617
Kansas649
Indiana766
Arizona770
Florida789
Washington825
North Carolina1025
Georgia1031
New York1052
Pennsylvania1345
Michigan1353

Even more about Paloma


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Paloma a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Paloma?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2010
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Paloma
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 4,890
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1973
2012 births +289

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