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.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Paula (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Paula Paulat
genitive Paulan Paulojen
partitive Paulaa Pauloja
illative Paulaan Pauloihin
singular plural
nominative Paula Paulat
accusative nom.? Paula Paulat
gen. Paulan
genitive Paulan Paulojen
Paulainrare
partitive Paulaa Pauloja
inessive Paulassa Pauloissa
elative Paulasta Pauloista
illative Paulaan Pauloihin
adessive Paulalla Pauloilla
ablative Paulalta Pauloilta
allative Paulalleˣ Pauloilleˣ
essive Paulana Pauloina
translative Paulaksi Pauloiksi
instructive Pauloin
abessive Paulatta Pauloitta
comitative Pauloineen

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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.

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Paula f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Paula

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.