[ 3 syll. pa-lo-ma, pal-oma ] The baby girl name Paloma is pronounced as Pae-LOW-Maa- †. Paloma is used chiefly in the English, Hungarian, and Spanish languages, and it is derived from Latin origins. The name is derived ultimately from the Latin 'palumba' (meaning dove, pigeon); its adoption may have been aided by association with the gentle nature of the dove. The name is also associated with the Spanish title 'Virgen de la Paloma' meaning 'virgin of the dove' in reference to the Virgin Mary; the dove is a Christian symbol of the Holy Spirit.
Paloma has 17 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Loma, Palomah, Palomar, Palomaria, Palomeana, Palomeena, Palomeina, Palomiena, Palomina, Palomyna, Paluma, and Poloma.
Palloma (Hungarian and Spanish), Palometa (Hungarian and Spanish), Palomita (Hungarian and Spanish), and Peloma (Hungarian and Spanish) are foreign variants of Paloma. Another foreign variant is the contraction Aloma (Latin).
Paloma is somewhat popular as a baby name for girls. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1990s. At the peak of its usage in 2010, 0.021% of baby girls were given the name Paloma. Its ranking then was #698. In 2018, its usage was 0.016% and its ranking #912, and it was the most regularly used out of all girl names in its group.
Baby names that sound like Paloma include Palani, Papilon, Paulena, Paulina, Pavlina, Polina, Pollyanne, Polome, Polyane, Pyllyon, Pylyon, Pililani, Pualani, Palemon, Paulann, Paulene, Pauline, Pelham, Pelhim, and Pelim.
† Pronunciation for Paloma: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"