First Names PAULA

 

National Statistics

Summary

  • PAULA is ranked as the 173rd most popular given name in the United States with an estimated population of 372,053.
  • This name is in the 99th percentile, this means that nearly 0% of all the first names are more popular.
  • There are 116.68 people named PAULA for every 100,000 Americans.
  • This name is most often used as a first name, 99% of the time.
  • Based on the analysis of 100 years worth of data from the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Baby Names database, the estimated population of people named PAULA is 243,234.
  • The SSA data also shows that PAULA is used as a girl's name 100% of the time.

First Names PAULA
National Statistics

MyNameStats statistics:

  • Population Est. 372,053 +/-0.6%
  • National Rank 173
  • Percentile Rank 1.00
  • Proportion/100k 116.7

SSA Baby Name statistics:

  • Population Estimate 243,234
  • National Rank 212
  • Percentile Rank 99.77%
  • Proportion/100k 76.28

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Race and Ethinicity

Summary

The race and Hispanic origin distribution of the people with the name PAULA is 75.1% White, 9.9% Hispanic origin, 11.5% Black, 1.5% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.4% Two or More Races, and 0.6% American Indian or Alaskan Native. These figures should be considered only as a rough estimate. The purpose of this graph is to compare the name's specific race and Hispanic origin distribution to the distribution in the general population of the US.

The vertical blue bars represent the race distribution of people that have the name. The yellow horizontal lines represent the race distribution of the general population. The amount by which the blue bars extend past the yellow horizontal lines determines how likely a person with the name will be part of a given race or Hispanic origin group.

On this basis, the people with the name PAULA have a higher likelyhood of being White and a lower likelyhood of being Hispanic origin.

Ethnic and Cultural Name Categories

The first name PAULA is included in the following name catgories:
  • Galician feminine given name
  • Common US surname - Census Bureau Data
  • Common US feminine given name - Census Bureau Data
  • US feminine baby name - Social Security Administration
  • Polish feminine given name
  • Spanish feminine given name
  • Common Swedish feminine given name - SCB Data
  • English feminine given name

Race & Hispanic origin distribution
of the people with the name PAULA

Race or Hisp. origin % people named % general pop. % diff.
White 75.1% 63.9% 11.2%
Hispanic origin 9.9% 16.3% -6.4%
Black 11.5% 12.3% -0.8%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1.5% 4.9% -3.4%
Two or more races 1.4% 1.8% -0.4%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.6% 0.7% -0.1%
 

State Statistics for Popularity and Rank

Summary

  • The state with the most people named PAULA is California where 42,972 people have this name.
  • Rhode Island is the state where you are most likely to meet a person named PAULA, as 229.77 in every 100,000 Rhode Islanders have this name.
  • Highest percentile rank of any state for this name is 99th, this rank was reached in the states of Texas.
  • Rhode Island is the state with the biggest positive difference between the actual state population and the projected state population based on the national average. (where the blue bar extends past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 0 more people than projected.
  • The state with the biggest negative difference is Hawaii (where the blue bar does not extend past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 0 fewer people than projected.
Midwest State Statistics First-Names PAULA State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Illinois 10,924 84.81 99.6% Indiana 7,110 107.78 99.3% Iowa 3,992 128.49 99.3% Kansas 2,947 101.46 98.6% Michigan 12,324 124.36 99.8% Minnesota 7,207 132.06 99.6% Missouri 2,785 93.03 98.8% Nebraska 1,465 77.87 97.7% North Dakota 643 87 95.0% Ohio 11,741 101.27 99.5% South Dakota 849 99.5 95.7% Wisconsin 7,459 129.56 99.5%

Midwest States
State stats for the first name PAULA

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Illinois 10,924 84.81 99.6%
Indiana 7,110 107.78 99.3%
Iowa 3,992 128.49 99.3%
Kansas 2,947 101.46 98.6%
Michigan 12,324 124.36 99.8%
Minnesota 7,207 132.06 99.6%
Missouri 2,785 93.03 98.8%
Nebraska 1,465 77.87 97.7%
North Dakota 643 87 95.0%
Ohio 11,741 101.27 99.5%
South Dakota 849 99.5 95.7%
Wisconsin 7,459 129.56 99.5%
West State Statistics First-Names PAULA State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alaska 908 123.23 96.5% Arizona 6,354 94.39 99.2% California 42,972 110.75 99.9% Colorado 5,267 98.35 99.2% Hawaii 1,084 76.34 98.7% Idaho 1,577 96.5 97.9% Montana 792 77.4 96.2% Nevada 2,348 82.7 98.7% New Mexico 1,980 94.93 98.1% Oregon 3,500 88.15 98.9% Utah 2,402 81.61 98.4% Washington 8,584 121.56 99.7% Wyoming 494 84.61 95.0%

West States
State stats for the first name PAULA

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alaska 908 123.23 96.5%
Arizona 6,354 94.39 99.2%
California 42,972 110.75 99.9%
Colorado 5,267 98.35 99.2%
Hawaii 1,084 76.34 98.7%
Idaho 1,577 96.5 97.9%
Montana 792 77.4 96.2%
Nevada 2,348 82.7 98.7%
New Mexico 1,980 94.93 98.1%
Oregon 3,500 88.15 98.9%
Utah 2,402 81.61 98.4%
Washington 8,584 121.56 99.7%
Wyoming 494 84.61 95.0%
Northeast State Statistics First-Names PAULA State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Connecticut 4,663 129.64 99.4% Maine 2,231 167.72 98.3% Massachusetts 13,343 197.81 99.7% New Hampshire 2,756 207.74 98.9% New Jersey 8,131 90.97 99.5% New York 22,820 115.56 99.8% Pennsylvania 11,122 86.98 99.5% Rhode Island 2,424 229.77 99.2% Vermont 686 109.49 97.5%

Northeast States
State stats for the first name PAULA

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Connecticut 4,663 129.64 99.4%
Maine 2,231 167.72 98.3%
Massachusetts 13,343 197.81 99.7%
New Hampshire 2,756 207.74 98.9%
New Jersey 8,131 90.97 99.5%
New York 22,820 115.56 99.8%
Pennsylvania 11,122 86.98 99.5%
Rhode Island 2,424 229.77 99.2%
Vermont 686 109.49 97.5%
South State Statistics First-Names PAULA State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alabama 4,664 96.18 99.2% Arkansas 3,427 115.54 99.0% Delaware 1,088 116.33 99.0% Dist. of Columbia 685 103.9 98.7% Florida 24,990 125.62 99.9% Georgia 9,056 89.69 99.6% Kentucky 5,834 132.18 99.2% Louisiana 4,810 103.44 99.2% Maryland 5,603 93.75 99.5% Mississippi 2,785 93.03 98.8% North Carolina 12,256 123.25 99.7% Oklahoma 4,944 127.5 99.2% South Carolina 4,392 90.88 99.1% Tennessee 6,410 97.87 99.3% Texas 40,889 151.68 99.9% Virginia 6,907 82.95 99.5% West Virginia 2,182 117.95 98.0%

South States
State stats for the first name PAULA

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alabama 4,664 96.18 99.2%
Arkansas 3,427 115.54 99.0%
Delaware 1,088 116.33 99.0%
Dist. of Columbia 685 103.9 98.7%
Florida 24,990 125.62 99.9%
Georgia 9,056 89.69 99.6%
Kentucky 5,834 132.18 99.2%
Louisiana 4,810 103.44 99.2%
Maryland 5,603 93.75 99.5%
Mississippi 2,785 93.03 98.8%
North Carolina 12,256 123.25 99.7%
Oklahoma 4,944 127.5 99.2%
South Carolina 4,392 90.88 99.1%
Tennessee 6,410 97.87 99.3%
Texas 40,889 151.68 99.9%
Virginia 6,907 82.95 99.5%
West Virginia 2,182 117.95 98.0%
 

Full Names with PAULA as a First Name

Summary

Shown are the top 20 most likely full names that have PAULA as a first name. The length of the bars represents an estimate of the the number of people with the name expressed as a percentage of all the people named PAULA.

The most popular full name is PAULA Smith. 0.86% of all the people named PAULA have this family name.

There are 29948 last names associated with this first name.

Top 20 Last Names
paired with the first name PAULA

Rank Full Name % of pop
1 PAULA Smith 0.86%
2 PAULA Johnson 0.67%
3 PAULA Jones 0.49%
4 PAULA Brown 0.45%
5 PAULA Williams 0.44%
6 PAULA Miller 0.41%
7 PAULA Davis 0.35%
8 PAULA Thomas 0.28%
9 PAULA Anderson 0.27%
10 PAULA Wilson 0.27%
11 PAULA Martin 0.27%
12 PAULA Taylor 0.27%
13 PAULA Garcia 0.25%
14 PAULA King 0.24%
15 PAULA Hall 0.24%
16 PAULA Moore 0.24%
17 PAULA Thompson 0.23%
18 PAULA Rodriguez 0.22%
19 PAULA White 0.22%
20 PAULA Harris 0.20%