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Polish Names for Girls

Polish names for girls, may be of interest to English-speaking parents whose ancestors came from Poland, as a good many immigrants have in the US and the UK. Polish girls' names include many unusual variations on classic names for girls found throughout the Western World, such as Filipa, Izabel, and Zosia. Popular girls' names in Poland include Lena, Zuzanna, Maja, and Natalia. Other Polish names for girls are more unique, including Bronya, Nadezhda, and Tomsia.

If you're looking for a Polish name for your baby daughter, browse the full list here. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.
  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. 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).
  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. InaHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin, feminine suffix
    • Description:

      This suffix is used as an independent name, but doesn't your little girl deserve more?
  5. 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.
  6. 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".
  7. 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.
  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. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. EddaHeart
    • Origin:

      Norse
    • Meaning:

      "poetry"
    • Description:

      This Old Norse girl name has a lovely meaning and a familiar yet distinctive sound.
  16. CelinaHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek, French
    • Meaning:

      "moon or heavenly"
    • Description:

      A light and pretty pan-cultural name which can be considered a variant of either the Greek name Selene or Selena, meaning "moon", or of the French Celine, meaning "heavenly". An attractive choice that is surprisingly rare in the US: out of the Top 1000 since 2006.
  17. PhilippineHeart
    • Origin:

      French, feminine variation of Philippe
    • Meaning:

      "lover of horses"
    • Description:

      Philippine would be taken as an ethnic identification rather than a name in the U.S. Better try Philippa, though if you don't mind eternally correcting people, Philippine can make an interesting alternative. Pippa can be a short form of Philippine as well as Philippa.
  18. MinkaHeart
    • TeodoraHeart
      • Origin:

        Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish
      • Meaning:

        "gift of God"
      • Description:

        Teodora is an extremely attractive and international choice, with several equally attractive, user-friendly nicknames and a little more edge than the English form, Theodora. Appealing short forms might include Tea, Dora, or Dory.
    • ItaHeart
      • Origin:

        Irish
      • Meaning:

        "thirst"
      • Description:

        The name of one of the most famous medieval Irish saints, who was known as "the foster-mother of the saints," and founded a nunnery in the county of Limerick. Might be of interest to someone looking for an unusual 3-letter name.