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Paloma is a name with meanings both secular and spiritual. More popular outside the United States than within, it is nevertheless catching on even in the US. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Paloma:

Latin: Dove

Origin of the name Paloma:

Paloma is a name of Latin origin that means “dove”.

Symbolism of the name Paloma:

Paloma tends to both symbolize a family's faith and their hope that a daughter will be peaceful and graceful.

Style of the name Paloma:

Traditional

Gender of the name Paloma:

Paloma is almost exclusively a name given to baby girls.

Pronunciation of the name Paloma:

PA-LOW-MA

Number of syllables in the name Paloma:

3

Emotion evoked from the name Paloma:

Paloma tends to evoke emotions related to peace and tranquility.

Alternative spellings for the name Paloma:

  • Palomma
  • Palomah

Nicknames for the name Paloma:

  • Palo
  • Lolo
  • Loma

Popularity of the name Paloma:

According to the Social Security Administration, the name Paloma last ranked as one of the most popular baby names in the United States in 2021, when it was the 886th most popular name. It reached its peak of popularity in 2010, when it was the 702nd most popular name.

Related names for the name Paloma:

  • Ava 
  • Birdie
  • Alouette

Great middle names for Paloma and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Paloma:

  • Paloma Baeza (British actress)
  • Paloma Bloyd (American actress)
  • Paloma Young (American designer)

Palomas in popular culture:

  • Paloma (character from Atomic Betty)
  • Paloma (title character from the telenovela Paloma)