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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the usage is Polish.
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ADALBERTmAncient Germanic, German, Polish
Old Germanic form of ALBERT. This is the name of a patron saint of Bohemia, Poland and Prussia.
ADAMmEnglish, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".... [more]
ADRIANmEnglish, Romanian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian
Form of Hadrianus (see HADRIAN). Several saints and six popes have borne this name, including the only English pope, Adrian IV, and the only Dutch pope, Adrian VI. As an English name, it has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it was not popular until modern times.
ALBERTmEnglish, French, Catalan, German, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Romanian, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalbert, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright". This name was common among medieval German royalty. The Normans introduced it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Æðelberht. Though it became rare in England by the 17th century, it was repopularized in the 19th century by the German-born Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.... [more]
ALEKSYmPolish
Polish form of ALEXIS.
ALFONSmGerman, Dutch, Polish, Ancient Germanic
German, Dutch and Polish form of ALFONSO.
ALFREDmEnglish, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Dutch
Derived from the Old English name Ælfræd, composed of the elements ælf "elf" and ræd "counsel". Alfred the Great was a 9th-century king of Wessex who fought unceasingly against the Danes living in northeast England. He was also a scholar, and he translated many Latin books into Old English. His fame helped to ensure the usage of this name even after the Norman conquest, when most Old English names were replaced by Norman ones. It became rare by the end of the Middle Ages, but was revived in the 18th century.... [more]
ALOJZYmPolish
Polish form of ALOYSIUS.
AMBROŻYmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
ANASTAZYmPolish
Polish form of ANASTASIUS.
ANATOLmPolish
Polish form of ANATOLIUS.
ANDRZEJmPolish
Polish form of ANDREW.
ANTONImPolish, Catalan
Polish and Catalan form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ARKADIUSZmPolish
Polish form of ARKADIOS.
ARONmPolish, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Polish, Croatian and Scandinavian form of AARON.
AUGUSTmGerman, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Catalan, English
German, Polish, Scandinavian and Catalan form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTYNmPolish
Polish form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AURELIUSZmPolish
Polish form of AURELIUS.
BARTEKmPolish
Polish diminutive of BARTŁOMIEJ or BARTOSZ.
BARTOSZmPolish
Polish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BENEDYKTmPolish
Polish form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT).
BERNARDmEnglish, French, Dutch, Polish, Croatian, Slovene, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element bern "bear" combined with hard "brave, hardy". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Beornheard. This was the name of several saints, including Saint Bernard of Menthon who built hospices in the Swiss Alps in the 10th century, and Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, a 12th-century theologian and Doctor of the Church. Other famous bearers include the Irish playwright and essayist George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) and the British World War II field marshal Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976).
BŁAŻEJmPolish
Polish form of BLAISE.
BOGDANmPolish, Russian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Romanian, Medieval Slavic
Means "given by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and dan "given".
BOGUMIŁmPolish
Means "favoured by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and milu "gracious, dear".
BOGUSŁAWmPolish
Means "glory of God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and slava "glory". This name was borne by several dukes of Pomerania, beginning in the 12th century.
BOLEKmPolish
Diminutive of BOLESŁAW.
BOLESŁAWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic elements bolye "more, greater" and slava "glory". This was the name of kings of Poland, starting in the 11th century with the first Polish king Bolesław the Brave.
BONIFACYmPolish
Polish form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BORYSmPolish, Ukrainian
Polish and Ukrainian form of BORIS.
BOŻYDARmPolish
Polish cognate of BOŽIDAR.
BRATUMIŁmPolish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements bratu "brother" and milu "gracious, dear".
BRONISŁAWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic elements borna "protection" and slava "glory". A famous Polish anthropologist, Bronisław Malinowski (1884-1942), has borne this name.
BRUNOmGerman, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown". Saint Bruno of Cologne was a German monk of the 11th century who founded the Carthusian Order. The surname has belonged Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition.
CELESTYNmPolish
Polish form of CAELESTINUS.
CEZARYmPolish
Polish form of CAESAR.
CYPRIANmPolish, English (Rare)
From the Roman family name Cyprianus which meant "from Cyprus" in Latin. Saint Cyprian was a 3rd-century bishop of Carthage and a martyr under the emperor Valerian.
CYRYLmPolish
Polish form of CYRIL.
CZCIBORmPolish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and borti "battle".
CZESŁAWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and slava "glory".
DAMIANmEnglish, Polish, Dutch
From the Greek name Δαμιανος (Damianos) which was derived from Greek δαμαζω (damazo) "to tame". Saint Damian was martyred with his twin brother Cosmo in Syria early in the 4th century. They are the patron saints of physicians. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in Christian Europe. Another saint by this name was Peter Damian, an 11th-century cardinal and theologian from Italy.
DANIELmEnglish, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge", from the roots דִּין (din) meaning "to judge" and אֵל (el) meaning "God". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world.... [more]
DAREKmPolish
Diminutive of DARIUSZ.
DARIUSZmPolish
Polish form of DARIUS.
DAWIDmPolish, Biblical Hebrew
Polish form of DAVID, as well as the original Hebrew form.
DOBROGOSTmPolish (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and gosti "guest".
DOBROSŁAWmPolish
Polish form of DOBROSLAV.
DONATmFrench (Rare), Occitan (Rare), Catalan (Rare), Polish (Rare)
French, Occitan, Catalan and Polish form of Donatus (see DONATO).
EDMUNDmEnglish, German, Polish
From the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and mund "protection". This was the name of two Anglo-Saxon kings of England. It was also borne by two saints, including a 9th-century king of East Anglia who, according to tradition, was shot to death with arrows after refusing to divide his Christian kingdom with an invading pagan Danish leader. This Old English name remained in use after the Norman conquest (even being used by King Henry III for one of his sons), though it became less common after the 15th century.... [more]
EDWARDmEnglish, Polish
Means "rich guard", derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and weard "guard". This was the name of several Anglo-Saxon kings, the last being Saint Edward the Confessor shortly before the Norman conquest in the 11th century. He was known as a just ruler, and because of his popularity his name remained in use after the conquest when most other Old English names were replaced by Norman ones. The 13th-century Plantagenet king Henry III named his son and successor after the saint, and seven subsequent kings of England were also named Edward.... [more]
ELIASZmPolish
Polish form of ELIJAH.
ELIGIUSZmPolish
Polish form of ELIGIUS.
EMILmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Romanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Icelandic, English
From the Roman family name Aemilius, which was derived from Latin aemulus meaning "rival".
ERNESTmEnglish, French, Slovene, Polish
Derived from Germanic eornost meaning "serious". It was introduced to England by the German House of Hanover when they inherited the British throne in the 18th century, though it did not become common until the following century. The American author and adventurer Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was a famous bearer of the name. It was also used by Oscar Wilde for a character in his comedy 'The Importance of Being Earnest' (1895).
ERYKmPolish
Polish form of ERIC.
EUGENIUSZmPolish
Polish form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EUSTACHYmPolish (Archaic)
Polish form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
FABIANmGerman, Dutch, Polish, English
From the Roman cognomen Fabianus, which was derived from FABIUS. Saint Fabian was a 3rd-century pope.
FELICJANmPolish
Polish form of Felicianus (see FELICIANO).
FELIKSmRussian, Slovene, Polish
Russian, Slovene and Polish form of FELIX.
FERDYNANDmPolish
Polish form of FERDINAND.
FLORIANmGerman, Polish, French
From the Roman name Florianus, a derivative of FLORUS. Saint Florian, a martyr of the 3rd century, is the patron saint of Poland and Upper Austria.
FRANCISZEKmPolish
Polish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRYDERYKmPolish
Polish form of FREDERICK.
GABRIELmFrench, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, English, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri'el) meaning "God is my strong man", derived from גֶּבֶר (gever) meaning "strong man, hero" and אֵל (el) meaning "God". Gabriel is an archangel in Hebrew tradition, often appearing as a messenger of God. In the Old Testament he is sent to interpret the visions of the prophet Daniel, while in the New Testament he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary. According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Qur'an to Muhammad.... [more]
GAWEŁmPolish
Polish form of GALLUS.
GERARDmEnglish, Dutch, Catalan, Polish
Derived from the Germanic element ger meaning "spear" combined with hard meaning "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced this name to Britain. It was initially much more common than the similar name Gerald, with which it was often confused, but it is now less common.
GERWAZYmPolish
Polish form of GERVASIUS.
GRACJANmPolish
Polish form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRZEGORZmPolish
Polish form of GREGORY.
GUSTAWmPolish
Polish form of GUSTAV.
HENRYKmPolish
Polish form of HENRY.
HIPOLITmPolish
Polish form of HIPPOLYTOS.
HUBERTmEnglish, German, Dutch, French, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright heart", derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and beraht "bright". Saint Hubert was an 8th-century bishop of Maastricht who is considered the patron saint of hunters. The Normans brought the name to England, where it replaced an Old English cognate Hygebeorht. It died out during the Middle Ages but was revived in the 19th century.
IGNACYmPolish
Polish form of IGNATIUS.
IGORmRussian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Russian form of Yngvarr (see INGVAR). The Varangians brought it to Russia in the 10th century. It was borne by two grand princes of Kiev. Famous bearers include Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), a Russian composer whose most famous work is 'The Rite of Spring', and Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), the Russian-American designer of the first successful helicopter.
IRENEUSZmPolish
Polish form of IRENAEUS.
IWANmWelsh, Polish
Welsh form of JOHN and a Polish form of IVAN.
IWOmPolish
Polish form of IVO (1).
IZAAKmPolish
Polish form of ISAAC.
IZYDORmPolish
Polish form of ISIDORE.
JACEKmPolish
Modern form of JACENTY.
JACENTYmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of HYACINTHUS. Saint Jacenty was a 13th-century Dominican monk from Krakow who was said to have taken missionary journeys throughout northern Europe and Asia.
JAKUBmPolish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAN (1)mDutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Polish, Slovene, German, Catalan, Sorbian
Form of JOHANNES. This name was borne by the 15th-century Flemish painter Jan van Eyck and the 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Vermeer.
JANEKmPolish, Czech
Polish and Czech diminutive of JAN (1).
JANUSZmPolish
Polish form of JOHN.
JAREKmPolish, Czech
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element yaru meaning "fierce, strong", such as JAROSŁAW or JAROSLAV.
JAROGNIEWmPolish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and gnyevu meaning "anger".
JAROMIRmPolish
Polish form of JAROMÍR.
JAROPEŁKmPolish (Archaic)
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and pulku meaning "people, host".
JAROSŁAWmPolish
Means "fierce and glorious", derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and slava meaning "glory".
JĘDRZEJmPolish
An old Polish form of ANDREW.
JERZYmPolish
Polish form of GEORGE.
JOACHIMmFrench, German, Polish, Judeo-Christian Legend
Contracted form of JEHOIACHIN or JEHOIAKIM. According to the apocryphal Gospel of James, Saint Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne and the father of the Virgin Mary. Due to his popularity in the Middle Ages, the name came into general use in Christian Europe (though it was never common in England).
JOZAFATmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of JOSAPHAT. This was the name of a 17th-century Polish saint and martyr who attempted to reconcile the Catholic and Eastern Churches.
JÓZEFmPolish
Polish form of JOSEPH.
JULEKmPolish
Diminutive of JULIUSZ.
JULIANmEnglish, Polish, German
From the Roman name Iulianus, which was derived from JULIUS. This was the name of the last pagan Roman emperor, Julian the Apostate (4th century). It was also borne by several early saints, including the legendary Saint Julian the Hospitaller. This name has been used in England since the Middle Ages, at which time it was also a feminine name (from Juliana, eventually becoming Gillian).
JULIUSZmPolish
Polish form of JULIUS.
JUREKmPolish
Diminutive of JERZY.
JUSTYNmPolish
Polish form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
KACPERmPolish
Polish form of JASPER.
KAJETANmPolish
Polish form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
KAMIL (2)mCzech, Slovak, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Polish form of CAMILLUS.
KAROLmPolish, Slovak, Slovene
Polish, Slovak and Slovene form of KARL.
KAZIKmPolish
Diminutive of KAZIMIERZ.
KAZIMIERZmPolish
Polish form of CASIMIR.
KLAUDIUSZmPolish
Polish form of CLAUDIUS.
KLEMENSmGerman, Danish, Swedish, Polish
German, Danish, Swedish and Polish form of Clemens (see CLEMENT). Prince Klemens Metternich was a 19th-century Austrian chancellor who guided the Austrian Empire to victory in the Napoleonic Wars.
KONDRATmPolish (Archaic)
Archaic Polish form of CONRAD.
KONRADmGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Slovene
German, Scandinavian, Polish and Slovene form of CONRAD.
KONSTANTYmPolish
Polish form of CONSTANS.
KORNELmPolish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of CORNELIUS.
KRYSTIANmPolish
Polish form of CHRISTIAN.
KRYSTYNmPolish (Rare)
Polish variant of CHRISTIAN.
KRZYŚmPolish
Diminutive of KRZYSZTOF.
KRZYSIEKmPolish
Diminutive of KRZYSZTOF.
KSAWERYmPolish
Polish form of XAVIER.
KUBAmPolish
Polish diminutive of JAKUB.
LECHmPolish, Slavic Mythology
From the name of the Slavic tribe the Lendians, called the Lędzianie in Polish. According to Slavic legend this was the name of the founder of the Polish people. A famous bearer was the Polish president Lech Wałęsa (1943-).
LECHOSŁAWmPolish
Derived from the Polish name LECH combined with the Slavic element slava meaning "glory".
LEONmEnglish, German, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Dutch, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion". During the Christian era this Greek name was merged with the Latin cognate Leo, with the result that the two forms are used somewhat interchangeably across European languages. In England during the Middle Ages this was a common name among Jews. A famous bearer was Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), a Russian Communist revolutionary.
LEOPOLDmGerman, Dutch, English, Slovene, Polish
Derived from the Germanic elements leud "people" and bald "bold". The spelling was altered due to association with Latin leo "lion". This name was common among German royalty, first with the Babenbergs and then the Habsburgs. Saint Leopold was a 12th-century Babenberg margrave of Austria, who is now considered the patron of that country. It was also borne by two Habsburg Holy Roman emperors, as well as three kings of Belgium. Since the 19th century this name has been occasionally used in England, originally in honour of Queen Victoria's uncle, a king of Belgium, after whom she named one of her sons. It was later used by James Joyce for the main character, Leopold Bloom, in his novel 'Ulysses' (1920).
LESŁAWmPolish
Short form of LECHOSŁAW.
LESZEKmPolish
Diminutive of LECH.
LEW (2)mPolish
Polish cognate of LEV (1).
LONGINmPolish
Polish form of LONGINUS.
ŁUCJANmPolish
Polish form of LUCIANUS.
LUCJANmPolish
Polish form of LUCIANUS.
LUDWIKmPolish
Polish form of LUDWIG.
ŁUKASZmPolish
Polish form of LUKE.
MACIEJmPolish
Polish form of MATTHIAS.
MAKSYMmUkrainian, Polish
Ukrainian and Polish form of MAXIMUS.
MANFREDmGerman, Dutch, Polish
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "strength" and frid "peace". This is the name of the main character in Byron's drama 'Manfred' (1817). This name was also borne by Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918), the German pilot in World War I who was known as the Red Baron.
MARCELmFrench, Catalan, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German
Form of MARCELLUS. A notable bearer was the French author Marcel Proust (1871-1922).
MARCELImPolish
Polish form of MARCELLUS.
MARCINmPolish
Polish form of MARTIN.
MAREKmPolish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of MARK.
MARIAf & mItalian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARIAN (2)mPolish, Czech, Romanian
Polish, Czech and Romanian form of MARIANUS. It is sometimes used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIUSZmPolish
Polish form of MARIUS.
MATEUSZmPolish
Polish form of MATTHEW.
MAURYCYmPolish
Polish form of MAURICE.
MICHAŁmPolish
Polish form of MICHAEL.
MIECZYSŁAWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic element mechi "sword" combined with slava "glory".
MIESZKOmPolish
Diminutive of MIECZYSŁAW. This was the name of two rulers of Poland, including Mieszko I who converted the country to Christianity.
MIKOŁAJmPolish
Polish form of NICHOLAS.
MIŁOGOSTmPolish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and gosti "guest".
MIŁOSZmPolish
Polish cognate of MILOŠ.
MIREKmCzech, Slovak, Polish
Diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names beginning with the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRON (1)mRomanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish
Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish form of MYRON.
MIROSŁAWmPolish
Polish form of MIROSLAV.
NARCYZmPolish
Polish form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Polish word for the narcissus flower.
NIKODEMmPolish
Polish form of NICODEMUS.
NORBERTmGerman, English, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements nord "north" and beraht "bright". This was the name of an 11th-century German saint who made many reforms within the church.
OLAFmNorwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Polish
From the Old Norse name Áleifr meaning "ancestor's descendant", derived from the elements anu "ancestor" and leifr "descendant". This was the name of five kings of Norway, including Saint Olaf (Olaf II).
OLEKmPolish
Short form of ALEKSANDER.
OLIWERmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of OLIVER.
OSKARmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish
Scandinavian, German, Polish and Slovene form of OSCAR. A famous bearer was Oskar Schindler (1908-1974), who saved over 1,000 Polish Jews during World War II.
PATRYKmPolish
Polish form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PAWEŁmPolish
Polish form of PAUL.
PIOTRmPolish
Polish form of PETER.
PRZEMEKmPolish
Diminutive of PRZEMYSŁAW.
PRZEMKOmPolish
Diminutive of PRZEMYSŁAW.
PRZEMOmPolish
Diminutive of PRZEMYSŁAW.
PRZEMYSŁmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of PŘEMYSL. This was the name of a 13th-century king of Poland.
PRZEMYSŁAWmPolish
Medieval variant of PRZEMYSŁ, with the addition of the Slavic element slava.
RACŁAWmPolish
Short form of RADOSŁAW.
RADEKmCzech, Polish
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADOSŁAWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and slava "glory".
RAFAŁmPolish
Polish form of RAPHAEL.
RAJMUNDmPolish, Hungarian, Slovene
Polish, Hungarian and Slovene form of RAYMOND.
REMIGIUSZmPolish
Polish form of Remigius (see RÉMY).
ROBERTmEnglish, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Romanian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hreodbeorht. It has been a very common English name since that time.... [more]
ROCHmFrench, Polish
French and Polish form of ROCCO.
ROMANmRussian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovene, Croatian, German
From the Late Latin name Romanus which meant "Roman".
RUDOLFmGerman, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Russian, Armenian
From the Germanic name Hrodulf, which was derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wulf "wolf". It was borne by three kings of Burgundy, as well as several Habsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria. Anthony Hope used this name for the hero in his popular novel 'The Prisoner of Zenda' (1894).
RYSZARDmPolish
Polish form of RICHARD.
SAMUELmEnglish, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were ultimately defeated in battle at Mizpah. Later he anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and even later anointed his successor David.... [more]
SEBASTIANmGerman, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Finnish, Romanian
From the Latin name Sebastianus which meant "from Sebaste". Sebaste was the name a town in Asia Minor, its name deriving from Greek σεβαστος (sebastos) "venerable" (a translation of Latin Augustus, the title of the Roman emperors). According to Christian tradition, Saint Sebastian was a 3rd-century Roman soldier martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Diocletian. After he was discovered to be a Christian, he was tied to a stake and shot with arrows. This however did not kill him. Saint Irene of Rome healed him and he returned to personally admonish Diocletian, whereupon the emperor had him beaten to death.... [more]
SERAFINmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SERGIUSZmPolish
Polish form of SERGIUS.
SEWERYNmPolish
Polish form of SEVERINUS.
SŁAWOMIRmPolish
Derived from the Slavic element slava meaning "glory" combined with meru meaning "great, famous" or miru meaning "peace, world".
SOBIESŁAWmPolish (Rare)
Derived from Slavic elements, possibly sebe meaning "for oneself", combined with slava "glory". This name (in the Czech form Soběslav) was borne by two 12th-century dukes of Bohemia.
STANISŁAWmPolish
Polish form of STANISLAV. Two kings of Poland have borne this name.
STEFEKmPolish
Polish diminutive of STEFAN.
SULISŁAWmPolish (Archaic)
From an old Slavic name which was derived from an element meaning "good" combined with slava "glory".
ŚWIĘTOMIERZmPolish (Archaic)
Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and miru "peace, world".
SYLWESTERmPolish
Polish form of SILVESTER.
SZCZEPANmPolish
Polish form of STEPHEN.
SZCZĘSNYmPolish
Means "lucky, successful, happy" in Polish, a vernacular form of Felix.
SZYMONmPolish
Polish form of SIMON (1).
TADEUSZmPolish
Polish form of THADDEUS.
TEOFILmPolish
Polish form of THEOPHILUS.
TOBIASZmPolish
Polish form of TOBIAS.
TOMASZmPolish
Polish form of THOMAS.
TOMEKmPolish
Diminutive of TOMASZ.
TYMONmPolish
Polish form of TIMON.
TYMOTEUSZmPolish
Polish form of TIMOTHY.
TYTUSmPolish
Polish form of TITUS.
URBANmDanish, Swedish, German, Polish, Slovene, Biblical
From the Latin name Urbanus which meant "city dweller". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament. It was subsequently borne by eight popes.
URIASZmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of URIAH.
WACŁAWmPolish
Polish form of VÁCLAV.
WALDEKmPolish
Polish diminutive of WALDEMAR.
WALDEMARmGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish
Germanic derivative of the Slavic name VLADIMIR (or perhaps a cognate composed of the Germanic elements wald "rule" and mari "famous"). It was introduced into Scandinavia by the 12th-century Danish king Waldemar (or Valdemar) who was named after a royal ancestor of his Ukrainian mother.
WALENTYmPolish
Polish form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
WALERIANmPolish
Polish form of Valerianus (see VALERIAN).
WALERYmPolish
Polish form of VALERIUS.
WALTERmEnglish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Italian, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name meaning "ruler of the army", composed of the elements wald "rule" and hari "army". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Wealdhere. A famous bearer of the name was Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), a Scottish novelist who wrote 'Ivanhoe' and other notable works.
WARCISŁAWmPolish (Archaic)
Polish form of VRATISLAV. This was the name of several dukes of Pomerania.
WAWRZYNIECmPolish
Polish form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
WIĘCESŁAWmPolish (Archaic)
Older Polish form of VÁCLAV.
WIELISŁAWmPolish (Rare)
From an old Slavic name which meant "great glory".
WIESŁAWmPolish
Short form of WIELISŁAW.
WIKTORmPolish
Polish form of VICTOR.
WILHELMmGerman, Polish, Ancient Germanic
German cognate of WILLIAM. This was the name of two German emperors. It was also the middle name of several philosophers from Germany: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900), and Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716), who was also a notable mathematician.
WINCENTYmPolish
Polish form of VINCENT.
WITmPolish
Polish form of VITUS or WIDO.
WITEKmPolish
Diminutive of WITOLD.
WITOŁDmPolish (Archaic)
Polish variant of WITOLD.
WITOLDmPolish, German
Polish form of VYTAUTAS. Alternatively it could be derived from the Germanic name WIDALD.
WŁADEKmPolish
Diminutive of WŁADYSŁAW.
WŁADYSŁAWmPolish
Polish cognate of VLADISLAV. This was the name of four kings of Poland.
WŁODZIMIERZmPolish
Polish cognate of VLADIMIR.
WOJCIECHmPolish
Derived from the Slavic elements voji "soldier" and tekha "solace, comfort, joy". Saint Wojciech (also known by the Czech form of his name Vojtěch or his adopted name Adalbert) was a Bohemian missionary to Hungary, Poland and Prussia, where he was martyred.
WOJTEKmPolish
Diminutive of WOJCIECH.
ZACHARIASZmPolish
Polish form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAWISZAmPolish (Archaic)
Polish cognate of ZÁVIŠ.
ZBIGNIEWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic elements zbyti "to dispel" and gnyevu "anger".
ZDZISŁAWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic elements zidati "build" and slava "glory".
ZENONmAncient Greek, Polish
Older form of ZENO, as well as the modern Polish form.
ZIEMOWITmPolish
From an old Slavic name derived from the elements sem "family" and vit "lord, master". This was the name of a legendary Piast prince of Poland. It was also borne by several other Piast rulers.
ZYGFRYDmPolish
Polish form of SIEGFRIED.
ZYGMUNTmPolish
Polish form of SIGMUND.
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