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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]
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]
Polish form of ALOYSIUS.
AMBROŻYmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
Polish form of ANASTASIUS.
Polish form of ANATOLIUS.
Polish form of ANDREW.
ANTONImPolish, Catalan
Polish and Catalan form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
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.
Polish form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
Polish form of AURELIUS.
Polish diminutive of BARTŁOMIEJ or BARTOSZ.
Polish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
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).
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".
Means "favoured by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and milu "gracious, dear".
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.
Diminutive of BOLESŁAW.
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.
Polish form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BORYSmPolish, Ukrainian
Polish and Ukrainian form of BORIS.
Polish cognate of BOŽIDAR.
BRATUMIŁmPolish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements bratu "brother" and milu "gracious, dear".
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.
Polish form of CAELESTINUS.
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.
Polish form of CYRIL.
CZCIBORmPolish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and borti "battle".
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]
Diminutive of DARIUSZ.
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".
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]
Polish form of ELIJAH.
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).
Polish form of ERIC.
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.
Polish form of Felicianus (see FELICIANO).
FELIKSmRussian, Slovene, Polish
Russian, Slovene and Polish form of FELIX.
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.
Polish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
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]
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.
Polish form of GERVASIUS.
Polish form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
Polish form of GREGORY.
Polish form of GUSTAV.
Polish form of HENRY.
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.
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.
Polish form of IRENAEUS.
IWANmWelsh, Polish
Welsh form of JOHN and a Polish form of IVAN.
Polish form of IVO (1).
Polish form of ISAAC.
Polish form of ISIDORE.
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).
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".
Polish form of JAROMÍR.
JAROPEŁKmPolish (Archaic)
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and pulku meaning "people, host".
Means "fierce and glorious", derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and slava meaning "glory".
An old Polish form of ANDREW.
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.
Polish form of JOSEPH.
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).
Polish form of JULIUS.
Diminutive of JERZY.
Polish form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
Polish form of JASPER.
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.
Diminutive of KAZIMIERZ.
Polish form of CASIMIR.
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.
Polish form of CONSTANS.
KORNELmPolish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of CORNELIUS.
Polish form of CHRISTIAN.
KRYSTYNmPolish (Rare)
Polish variant of CHRISTIAN.
Diminutive of KRZYSZTOF.
Diminutive of KRZYSZTOF.
Polish form of XAVIER.
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-).
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).
Short form of LECHOSŁAW.
Diminutive of LECH.
LEW (2)mPolish
Polish cognate of LEV (1).
Polish form of LONGINUS.
Polish form of LUCIANUS.
Polish form of LUCIANUS.
Polish form of LUDWIG.
Polish form of LUKE.
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).
Polish form of MARCELLUS.
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.
Polish form of MARIUS.
Polish form of MATTHEW.
Polish form of MAURICE.
Polish form of MICHAEL.
Derived from the Slavic element mechi "sword" combined with slava "glory".
Diminutive of MIECZYSŁAW. This was the name of two rulers of Poland, including Mieszko I who converted the country to Christianity.
Polish form of NICHOLAS.
MIŁOGOSTmPolish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and gosti "guest".
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.
Polish form of MIROSLAV.
Polish form of NARCISSUS. This is also the Polish word for the narcissus flower.
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).
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.
Polish form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
Polish form of PAUL.
Polish form of PETER.
Diminutive of PRZEMYSŁAW.
Diminutive of PRZEMYSŁAW.
Diminutive of PRZEMYSŁAW.
PRZEMYSŁmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of PŘEMYSL. This was the name of a 13th-century king of Poland.
Medieval variant of PRZEMYSŁ, with the addition of the Slavic element slava.
Short form of RADOSŁAW.
RADEKmCzech, Polish
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with rad meaning "happy, willing".
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and slava "glory".
Polish form of RAPHAEL.
RAJMUNDmPolish, Hungarian, Slovene
Polish, Hungarian and Slovene form of RAYMOND.
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).
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).
Polish form of SERGIUS.
Polish form of SEVERINUS.
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.
Polish form of STANISLAV. Two kings of Poland have borne this name.
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".
Polish form of SILVESTER.
Polish form of STEPHEN.
Means "lucky, successful, happy" in Polish, a vernacular form of Felix.
Polish form of SIMON (1).
Polish form of THADDEUS.
Polish form of THEOPHILUS.
Polish form of TOBIAS.
Polish form of THOMAS.
Diminutive of TOMASZ.
Polish form of TIMON.
Polish form of TIMOTHY.
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.
Polish form of VÁCLAV.
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.
Polish form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
Polish form of Valerianus (see VALERIAN).
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.
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".
Short form of WIELISŁAW.
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.
Polish form of VINCENT.
Polish form of VITUS or WIDO.
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.
Diminutive of WŁADYSŁAW.
Polish cognate of VLADISLAV. This was the name of four kings of Poland.
Polish cognate of VLADIMIR.
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.
Diminutive of WOJCIECH.
Polish form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAWISZAmPolish (Archaic)
Polish cognate of ZÁVIŠ.
Derived from the Slavic elements zbyti "to dispel" and gnyevu "anger".
Derived from the Slavic elements zidati "build" and slava "glory".
ZENONmAncient Greek, Polish
Older form of ZENO, as well as the modern Polish form.
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.
Polish form of SIEGFRIED.
Polish form of SIGMUND.
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