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Bulgarian Names

KaiserHeart

  • Origin:

    German
  • Meaning:

    "Emperor"
  • Description:

    Kaiser, as in roll and Wilhelm, appeared for the first time on the US Top 1000 in 2017. It fits the two-syllable -er ending style that's all the rage, and it lends itself to the short form Kai. But we hope this Germanic version of what is essentially a title rather than a name doesn't keep rising on the charts.

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.

KaterinaHeart

  • Origin:

    Macedonian, Czech, Russian, Bulgarian, and Greek form of Katherine
  • Description:

    Katerina and its near-identical twin Katarina have a pleasingly lilting European sound, though for some Americans they may be uncomfortably close to Katrina, which will be linked for a long time to the hurricane that devastated New Orleans.

LoraHeart

  • Origin:

    German variation and spelling variation of Laura
  • Description:

    Somewhat flat-footed form; go for the original.

MilevaHeart

  • Origin:

    Slavic
  • Meaning:

    "gracious, dear"
  • Description:

    Albert Einstein's first wife was Mileva Maric, a Serbian student and his classmate at the Zurich Polytechnic. (Her childhood nickname was Mitza.) With the newfound popularity of Mila, this obscure Old Slavic name may be discovered outside of its native land.

DimitarHeart

  • Origin:

    Bulgarian variation of Dmitri
  • Description:

    Dimitar is the Bulgarian (and Macedonian) version of Dmitri, which is itself a variation of the name of the Greek goddess Demeter, whose name means earth mother.

SnejanaHeart

  • Origin:

    Bulgarian
  • Meaning:

    "snowy"
  • Description:

    This name of a supermodel from Ukraine is not one of those Eastern European choices that translate easily or attractively.