Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:Small, little; Humble
Paavo is the Finnish form of Paul. It means "small," "little," or "humble." The name has strong cultural significance in Finland, as it is associated with Paavo Nurmi, one of the most successful Finnish athletes of all time. He was a long-distance runner who won nine gold medals and three silver medals at the Olympic Games between 1920 and 1928. Paavo is also connected with the Finnish paahtaa, which means “to roast” or “to scorch” but can also mean “to work tirelessly.” Simple and distinct, Paavo is a name that can inspire baby to achieve success through determination and hard work.
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