Albanian Names

Albanian names are used in the country of Albania, as well as Kosovo and other Albanian communities throughout the world.
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AFËRDITA   f   Albanian
Means "daybreak, morning" in Albanian, from afër "nearby, close" and ditë "day".
AFRIM   m   Albanian
Means "approach" in Albanian.
AGIM   m   Albanian
Means "dawn" in Albanian.
ALBAN   m   German, French, Albanian, English (Rare)
From the Roman cognomen Albanus which meant "from Alba". Alba (from Latin albus "white") was the name of various places within the Roman Empire, including the city Alba Longa. This name was borne by Saint Alban, the first British martyr (4th century). According to tradition, he sheltered a fugitive priest in his house. When his house was searched, he disguised himself as the priest, was arrested in his stead, and was beheaded. As an English name, Alban was occasionally used in the Middle Ages and was revived in the 18th century, though it is now uncommon.
ALEKSANDËR   m   Albanian
Albanian form of ALEXANDER.
BASHKIM   m   Albanian
From Albanian bashkë meaning "together".
BEHAR   m   Albanian
From the archaic Albanian word behar meaning "summer".
BESNIK   m   Albanian
Means "faithful" in Albanian.
BLERTA   f   Albanian
Derived from Albanian blertë meaning "green".
BORA (2)   f   Albanian
Derived from Albanian borë meaning "snow".
BURIM   m   Albanian
Means "spring, well, water source" in Albanian.
DAFINA   f   Albanian, Macedonian
Albanian and Macedonian form of DAPHNE.
DARDAN   m   Albanian
From the name of the Dardani, an Illyrian tribe who lived on the Balkan Peninsula. Their name may derive from an Illyrian word meaning "pear". They were unrelated to the ancient people who were also called the Dardans who lived near Troy.
DARDANA   f   Albanian
Feminine form of DARDAN.
DRITA   f   Albanian
From Albanian dritë meaning "light".
ENDRIT   m   Albanian
From Albanian dritë meaning "light".
ERA   f   Albanian
Derived from Albanian erë meaning "wind".
FATMIR   m   Albanian
Derived from Albanian fatmirë meaning "lucky".
FATMIRE   f   Albanian
Feminine form of FATMIR.
FJOLLA   f   Albanian
From Albanian fjollë meaning "snow".
FLAMUR   m   Albanian
Means "flag" in Albanian.
FLUTURA   f   Albanian
Means "butterfly" in Albanian.
GENTIAN   m   Albanian
From the name of the flowering plant called the gentian, the roots of which are used to create a tonic. It is derived from the name of the Illyrian king GENTIUS, who supposedly discovered its medicinal properties.
GENTIANA   f   Albanian
Feminine form of GENTIAN.
GENTIUS   m   Albanian
Possibly means "to beget" in Illyrian. This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Illyrian king who went to war with Rome.
GJERGJ   m   Albanian
Albanian form of GEORGE.
GJON   m   Albanian
Albanian form of JOHN.
HALIL   m   Albanian
Albanian form of KHALIL.
JEHONA   f   Albanian
Derived from Albanian jehonë meaning "echo".
KALTRINA   f   Albanian
Possibly from Albanian kaltër meaning "blue".
KOSTANDIN   m   Albanian
Albanian form of CONSTANTINE.
LINDITA   f   Albanian
Means "the day is born" in Albanian, from lind "to give birth" and ditë "day".
LULE   f   Albanian
Means "flower" in Albanian.
LULJETA   f   Albanian
Means "flower of life" in Albanian, from lule "flower" and jetë "life".
MIRELA   f   Romanian, Croatian, Albanian
Romanian, Croatian and Albanian form of MIREILLE.
PAL   m   Albanian
Albanian form of PAUL.
PALI   m   Albanian
Albanian form of PAUL.
PAVLI   m   Albanian
Albanian form of PAUL.
PËLLUMB   m   Albanian
Means "dove" in Albanian.
PËRPARIM   m   Albanian
Derived from Albanian përparim meaning "progress, advancement".
PJETËR   m   Albanian
Albanian form of PETER.
PRANVERA   f   Albanian
Derived from Albanian pranverë meaning "spring", itself from pranë "nearby, close" and verë "summer".
SHPRESA   f   Albanian
From Albanian shpresë meaning "hope".
SHQIPE   f   Albanian
Either from Albanian shqipe meaning "eagle" or shqip meaning "Albanian" (words which may be interrelated).
SKENDER   m   Albanian
Short form of ALEKSANDËR.
TEUTA   f   Albanian
Possibly derived from an Illyrian word or title meaning "queen". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Illyrian queen.
VASIL   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Georgian, Albanian
Bulgarian, Macedonian, Georgian and Albanian form of BASIL (1).
VENERA   f   Russian, Bulgarian, Albanian
Russian, Bulgarian and Albanian form of VENUS.
VERA (2)   f   Albanian
Derived from Albanian verë meaning "summer".
VESA (2)   f   Albanian
From Albanian vesë meaning "dew".
YLLI   m   Albanian
Derived from Albanian yll meaning "star".
YLLKA   f   Albanian
Feminine form of YLLI.
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