Paulina

Paulina - A very unique female name



  Oct 17,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Paulina, meaning small, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #1030. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Paulina and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Paulina? 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 Paulina. The baby girl name Paulina was given to 254 baby girls in 2012, ranking #866 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,564 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Paulina peaked in popularity 15 years ago in 2002 on position 366.



Famous with this name

Paulina Porizkova
Paulina Nemcova
Paulina Montemayor


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Paulina is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Paulina is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #426 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,562.

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 Paulina is where you live.


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Paulina origin and meaning

Paulina is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means small. To see famous people named Paulina, pop culture references for the name Paulina and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Paulina

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

Pauline / Philomena / Paloma / 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
2012866
2011763
2010732
2009651
2008594
2007487
2006512
2005399
2004420
2003419
2002366
2001435
2000475
1999462
1998536
1997490
1996509
1995558
1994561
1993538
1992576
1991571
1990586
1989696
1988949
19871032
19861133
19851532
19841338
19831429
19821294
19811308
19801588
19791640
19781562
19771625
19762514
19751822
19741837
19731671
19722863
19711674
19701592
19691591
19681948
19671906
19661495
19651860
19642538
19621815
19611807
19582118
19572092
19552026
19521726
19512102
19501510
19492059
19461995
19441820
19431889
19401428
19391742
19371701
19361695
19351320
19341098
19331541
19321568
19311555
19301173
19291033
1928950
19271463
19261026
1925914
19241529
19231189
19221514
19212010
19201468
19191945
19171395
19161569
19151296
19141164
19111030

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico426
Texas437
California481
Florida698
Illinois728
Colorado756
Arizona941
North Carolina1026
Georgia1034
New Jersey1121
Michigan1163
New York1562

Even more about Paulina


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 Paulina 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 Paulina?

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
2002
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Paulina
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,564
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +254

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