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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. POW-la(German, Spanish, Polish, Croatian)
PAWL-ə(English)
POW-lah(Finnish)
POW-lu(Portuguese)
PAW-oo-law(Hungarian)
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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.
VariantPaola(Spanish)
DiminutivesPauletta(English) Paulinha(Portuguese) Pavica(Croatian)
Masculine FormsPaul(German) Paul(English) 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) Pauls, Pāvels, Pāvils(Latvian) Pavao, Pavle(Croatian) Paulus(Ancient Roman)
Other Languages & CulturesPavla(Czech) Paule, Paulette(French) Pála(Icelandic) Paola(Italian) Pàula(Sardinian)
Same SpellingPàula

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