Meaning:Small; Humble
The girl’s name Paula has Latin origins and means “small” and “humble.” At first glance, this name might represent baby so well that you’ll imagine you can keep her the same forever. Ironically—or perhaps perfectly—Paula is a diminutive of the Latin surname Paulus. The most famous Paulus was a politician and known for being “one of the wisest men of Genoa” in the early 14th century. Although baby won’t always be as small as they used to be, their name will always remind them to keep their humility close at hand, learning all throughout their life.

Popularity Trend Chart

Roll over the visual for detailed rankings by year.

Source: Social Security Administration

Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.