PAULA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: POW-lah (German, Finnish, Spanish, Polish, Croatian), PAWL-ə (English), POW-lə (Portuguese)   [key]
Meaning & History
Feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL). This was the name of a 4th-century Roman saint who was a companion of Saint Jerome.
Related Names
VARIANT: Paola (Spanish)
DIMINUTIVES: Pauletta (English), Pavica (Croatian)
MASCULINE FORMS: Paul (German), Paavali, Pauli (Finnish), Pablo (Spanish), Paulo (Portuguese), Pau, Pol (Catalan), Paul (Romanian), Pál (Hungarian), Paweł (Polish), Paul, Pauwel (Dutch), Pål, Paul (Swedish), Pål, Paul (Norwegian), Paul, Poul (Danish), Paulus (Ancient Roman)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Pavla (Czech), Paule, Paulette (French), Pála (Icelandic), Paola (Italian), Pavla (Slovene)
Popularity
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Catalonia  ranked #5 
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Croatia  ranked #31 
Spain  ranked #3