Paloma (name)

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Gender Female
Word/name Latin
Meaning Dove; Peaceful

Paloma is a female given name, derived from Latin "palumbus" which means Dove; a symbol of Peace. The name also can be understood as The Holy Spirit symbolized in this bird. Palomma, using double "m", comes from a Neapolitan dialect, made famous in the song "Palomma 'e notte" written by Di Giacomo and Buongiovanni in 1906.[1][2]

In Southern Italy is celebrated on Easter "La Festa della Palomma" (Feast of Palomma) at the Chiesa della Madonna della Nova (Our Lady of Nova's Church), Ostuni, Puglia. In Spain is celebrated "Virgen de la Paloma de Madrid" feast's day on August 15.[3]

Paloma is a common name in Italy and especially Spain.[4]

People known as Paloma[edit]


  1. ^ Neapolitan Vocabulary
  2. ^ Palomma 'e Notte
  3. ^ Saint Paloma's day
  4. ^ Girls' name meaning - Paloma
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