US Popularity:3346
Other Origin(s):Italian
Meaning:Humble; Small
It's hard not to hear the name Paulo and instantly think of Scottish singing sensation Paulo Nutini. This boy's name (also spelt Paolo) has a couple of different origins, with primary roots in Latin and Italian, as it stems from the traditional name, Paul. Paul, a Biblical figure and one of the 12 Apostles, means "small" or "humble." No doubt you would want your special boy to practice humility in life and put aside ego in favor of compassion. Paulo is considered a very popular Portuguese name and has a unique European feel to it that is bound to be a hit stateside, too!

Paulo Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Paulo is currently #4849 on The Bump
Boy:Paulo is currently #1593 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Paulo is currently #3346 in U.S. births
Boy:Paulo is currently #1081 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 468
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Paulo

  • Behind the Name, Paulo, December 2009

  • Behind the Name, Paul, December 2022

  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner, pg. 151

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