Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Small
Main Origin Language: Latin
(Or View Paula Boy)

In 2017 the name Paula...

• was given to 319 baby girls
• was the 845th most popular name for baby girls
• was 29% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona
• was about as popular as Andi and Hadlee
Babies Named Paula Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Paula...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1963
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2014
• is 96% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 47% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Sheila, Ronna, Pamala, Monte, Douglas, Duane
• has the most opposite popularity history to Shoshana, Alyson, Amberly, Benjamin, Ian, Zachariah
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Paula Per State
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Geographically the name Paula...

• 185% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Yesenia, Aitana, Kataleya, Alfonso, Valentin, Rey
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Anna, Stella, Ella, Charles, Harrison, Jackson
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Paula by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Paula are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Paula will be the only kid named Paula in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Paula compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Paula rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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