Spanish pronunciation is [a-po-LO-nya]. [noted -ed]
I've seen this name being used as the Polish form of Pauline or Paulina.
I absolutely love this name. It reminds me of Poland every time I hear it. It sounds very elegant.
Pronounced a-po-LO-nee-ah.
The Portuguese form of the name is Apolónia [uh-poo-LAW-nyuh]. The main railway station in Lisbon is called "Santa Apolónia". [noted -ed]
Pola is a short form of Apolonia. [noted -ed]
This was the middle name of silent film actress Pola Negri. Pola might be a Polish diminutive of Apolonia.
This was the name of my great-grandmother, born in the mid 1800's in central Slovenia.
Apolonia is also the Slovak form.

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