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Eastern European Names for Girls

AmaliaHeart

  • Origin:

    German
  • Meaning:

    "work"
  • Description:

    Amalia is a widely cross-cultural name, heard from Italy to Romania, Germany to Scandinavia. The current heir to the Dutch throne is Princess Catharina-Amalia of Orange. It can be pronounced ah-MAH-lee-a or ah-mah-LEE-a. Like Amelia and Emilia, this name is likely to continue to climb. Frequently in the US Top 1000 in the early twentieth century, it spent nearly eighty years off the list until rejoining in 2011.

DanielaHeart

  • Description:

    Female variation of Daniel. Variation of Daniella.

EmeliaHeart

  • Origin:

    Variation of Emilia or Amelia
  • Description:

    Emelia takes elements from soundalike sisters Emilia and Amelia, which actually derive from different roots and have different meanings. So rather than cobbling the two together, it's better to make a choice. Rival or work? Latin or German? Pick a lane and stick to it.

SariHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "noble"
  • Description:

    Sari is a cute spin on Sarah, though some may hear it as "sorry," and it is also an item of clothing worn in India. These days many people will also confuse Sari with Suri, the lovely and unsual name of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' much-publicized young daughter.

DanikaHeart

  • Origin:

    Eastern European
  • Meaning:

    "morning star"
  • Description:

    Spelling variation of Danica with a modern update.

ZsazsaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hungarian, , diminutive of Erzsebet
  • Meaning:

    "God is my oath"
  • Description:

    Zsa Zsa is a zippy Hungarian nickname name, sometimes used independently, linked for decades with the Hungarian-born actress Zsa Zsa Gabor--who was born Sari.

SasaHeart

  • Origin:

    Cherokee
  • Meaning:

    "goose"

BernardaHeart

  • Origin:

    German
  • Meaning:

    "brave as a bear"
  • Description:

    Too close in sound to the so-far-out-it-will-always-be-out Bernard.