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Polish Names

  1. EmiliaHeart
    • Origin:

      Feminine variation of Emil, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "rival"
    • Description:

      Emilia is the feminine form of the Roman clan name Aemilius, which derived from the Latin aemulus, meaning "rival." In Shakespeare’s Othello, Emilia is the wife of Iago and confidante of Desdemona. Amelia, although homonymous, has a different root and meaning.
  2. CasimirHeart
    • Origin:

      Polish, Slavic
    • Meaning:

      "destroyer of peace"
    • Description:

      Casimir, a traditional name of Polish kings, could do quite well these days as we see the rise of Caspian, Cassius, Castiel, et. al. Like Leopold and Laszlo, Casimir is strong and worth considering if you've got an adventurous streak — and bet your son will too. An alternative commonly cited meaning that modern parents might prefer is "proclaimer of peace".
  3. MinaHeart
    • Origin:

      Scottish diminutive, also Hindu equivalent of Pisces
    • Description:

      Most famous as a Dracula victim (where Mina is short for Wilhelmina), Mina is an all-purpose name.
  4. RyeHeart
    • Origin:

      English, diminutive of Ryder,; word name; British surname
    • Meaning:

      "cavalryman, messenger"
    • Description:

      Rye has the potential to become the masculine version of Rue—a short and sweet name for nature lovers (and whiskey fans too!). Rye might be short for Ryder or Riley or Rylan or any Ry-beginning name, but increasingly it stands on its own.
  5. AngelicaHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian, Polish, Russian diminutive of Angela
    • Meaning:

      "angel or angelic"
    • Description:

      Angelica is by far the choicest form of the angelic names -- more delicate than Angelina, more feminine than Angel, more modern than Angela. But though Angelica is so lacy and poetic, it lags behind the bolder Angelina (probably for obvious reasons).
  6. EleonoraHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian, German, Dutch, and Polish variation of Eleanor
    • Description:

      Makes a serious name frilly and feminine, which, depending on your viewpoint, might be a good or a bad thing. In this case, we vote good.
  7. InaHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin, feminine suffix
    • Description:

      This suffix is used as an independent name, but doesn't your little girl deserve more?
  8. KalinaHeart
    • Origin:

      Polish
    • Meaning:

      "viburnum"
    • Description:

      Kalina, known as a girls' name throughout Eastern Europe, translates literally to viburnum in Polish, making it a botanical name. Viburnum is a flowering shrub. Some sources translate this name as simply "flower." Variations may include Kaline, Kalena, and Kalene.
  9. MelchiorHeart
    • Origin:

      Dutch from Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "city of the king; king of light"
    • Description:

      The least used of the Three Wise Men's names, but a strong option for bold namers to consider.
  10. EdaHeart
    • Origin:

      English, Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "wealthy, well-mannered"
    • Description:

      An medieval English diminutive of Edith, which could make an unusual addition to simple vintage revivals like Eva, Ada and Ida. In Turkish, it means "well mannered".
  11. MarciaHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin, feminine version of Marcius
    • Meaning:

      "warlike"
    • Description:

      Marcia is an ancient Roman name which derives from Mars, the god of war. It was used by Dante in the Inferno and later by Thomas Hardy and others.
  12. KasperHeart
    • Origin:

      Polish variation of Casper, form of Jasper, Persian
    • Meaning:

      "bringer of treasure"
    • Description:

      Jasper and its many international variations, from Kasper to Casper to Gaspard, is finding new popularity.
  13. DaniellaHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian, Polish, Czech, feminine variation of Daniel
    • Description:

      Daniella, Daniela, and Danielle were among the hottest names for twenty years, but now, though still popular, they can no longer be considered stylish options, lagging behind the newer Ella, Stella, Bella, Gabriella, and Isabella.
  14. OlaHeart
    • Origin:

      Norwegian and Swedish form of Olaf
    • Meaning:

      "ancestor's relic"
    • Description:

      Simple, friendly, distinctive name heard in several cultures. The a ending may feel more feminine in the US than Ole, though both variations are acceptable in Scandinavia.
  15. KingaHeart
    • Origin:

      Hungarian, Polish
    • Meaning:

      "brave"
    • Description:

      Thought the name Kinga has penetrated the international consciousness via the Slovakian model Kinga Rajzak, it's a rare choice for American baby girls: Only five were named Kinga in 2013. Is that because Kinga sounds like pseudo-royalty, ala Princessa? Though with names such as Reign and Royal rising through the ranks, the time-honored Kinga may see more widespread usage.
  16. ZenonHeart
    • Origin:

      Ancient Greek and Polish form of Zeno and Zeus
    • Description:

      Zenon is a relative of Zeno, which is a form of Zeus, used in both ancient Greece and modern Poland. With the new rise of all names mythological, this one may deserve a fresh look.
  17. AmaHeart
    • Origin:

      Akan, Ghanaian, Cherokee
    • Meaning:

      "born on a Saturday; water"
    • Description:

      Ama is a day name used by the Akan people of Ghana for girls born on Saturday. Names that reference a baby's birth by day of the week, time of day, or season of the year are common in many African cultures. Ama is one that can be used happily by parents who live in English-speaking countries.
  18. MillaHeart
    • Origin:

      Polish short form of Camilla
    • Meaning:

      "young ceremonial attendant"
    • Description:

      Milla, or Mila, can actually be short forms of many names that end or begin in mila throughout Eastern Europe. Milla Jovovich is a Ukaranian-born actress and supermodel. Another idea, newly fashionable in Europe: Millie.
  19. ZosiaHeart
    • Origin:

      Variant of Sophia, Greek
    • Meaning:

      "wisdom"
    • Description:

      This unusual and alluring choice was used by David Mamet for his daughter, who is now grown and an actress on the hit show Girls.
  20. MaciejHeart
    • Origin:

      Polish variation of Matthew, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "gift of God"
    • Description:

      The pronunciation barrier looms large, but Maciej has such a pleasant sound, we think it deserves a second look.