Paula

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Paula, feminine form of Paulus (Paul).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Paula

  1. A female given name.
    • 1977 Ruth Rendell, A Judgement in Stone, Vintage Books (2000), ISBN 0375704965, pages 106-107:
      Names are fascinating, aren't they? I love mine. I think my parents had very good taste calling us Peter and Paula and Melinda.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Rather rare in English until early twentieth century. Before that, Paulina and Pauline were the normal English feminine forms of Paul.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Paula.

Proper noun[edit]

Paula

  1. A female given name of Latin origin. Variants: Poula, Pauline, Pouline.

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Paula.

Proper noun[edit]

Paula

  1. A female given name.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Paula. First recorded in the 16th century. By folk etymology sometimes associated with Finnish paula (cord, ribbon).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɑulɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Pau‧la

Proper noun[edit]

Paula

  1. A female given name.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Paula.

Proper noun[edit]

Paula

  1. A female given name.

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Latin[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Paula f (genitive Paulae); first declension

  1. A female given name.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative Paula Paulae
genitive Paulae Paulārum
dative Paulae Paulīs
accusative Paulam Paulās
ablative Paulā Paulīs
vocative Paula Paulae

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1878. From Latin Paula.

Proper noun[edit]

Paula f

  1. A female given name.

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References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Paula was the only given name of 1745 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Paula. Used since the end of the 19th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Paula

  1. A female given name.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Paula. Feminine form of Pablo.

Proper noun[edit]

Paula f

  1. A female given name. Variant: Paulina.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Paula via German. First recorded in Sweden in 1842.

Proper noun[edit]

Paula

  1. A female given name of Latin origin. Variant: Paulina.