Paula as a girl's name is of Latin origin meaning "small". It is a feminine form of Paul as well as a Roman name and saint's name. Paula was used among early Christians to honor Saint Paul. It was not used widely in English-speaking countries until the 20th century. In the meantime, it was mainly used as a German name.
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