Paloma (name)

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

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

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