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Paulette is a formal baby name with a vintage sound. It is popular among Christian and French circles, as it is the French feminine form of Paul. As of 2021, Paulette is over a top 3,000 option at rank 3,020.

Meaning of the name Paulette:

Latin: small, humble
French: small, humble

Origin of the name Paulette:

Paulette is the French feminine version of the baby name Paul. Paul originated from the Roman surname Paulus. Paul was one of the original leaders of the Christian church. The most well-known Paul was a Roman who converted to Christianity after Jesus appeared to him. Paul retained popularity among Christians, eventually creating feminine versions like Paulette.

Symbolism of the name Paulette:

Paulette has the same meaning as Paul. Paul comes from the Roman surname Paulus. In Latin, Paulus translates to “small” or “humble.” It has the same meaning in France.

Style of the name Paulette:


Gender of the name Paulette:

Paulette is a mature name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Paulette:

PAW-leht or paw-LEHT

Number of syllables in the name Paulette:


Emotion evoked from the name Paulette:

Paulette is a mature and formal name for girls. It is old-fashioned and vintage-sounding.

Alternative spellings for the name Paulette:

  • Paullette
  • Pawlette
  • Pawllette
  • Paulett
  • Pawlett

Nicknames for the name Paulette:

  • Paula
  • Paulie
  • Pauly
  • Lettie
  • Letty
  • Paulita
  • Polly

Popularity of the name Paulette:

Paulette was first a top 1,000 baby name in America in 1933 at rank 931. It remained on the Social Security Popularity Index until 1980 at number 954. Paulette ranked highest in 1946 at 117. As of 2021, Paulette is just over a top 3,000 option. More specifically, it is number 3,020 for girls.

Related names for the name Paulette:

Great middle names for Paulette and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Paulette:

  • Paulette Goddard (actress, “Modern Times”)
  • Paulette Dubost (actress, “May Fools”)
  • Paulette Carlson (country music singer, songwriter for Highway 101)
  • Paulette Goto (pastry chef, TV personality)
  • Paulette Cooper (author)
  • Paulette Bernege (journalist, author)
  • Paulette Nardal (author, journalist)
  • Paulette Tavormina (photographer)

Paulettes in popular culture:

  • Paulette Bonafonte (chracter from “Legally Blonde”)
  • Paulette Roland (character from “Call the Midwife”)
  • Paulette Bolton (character from “Backstabbed”)
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