Bulgarian Names

Bulgarian names are used in the country of Bulgaria in southeastern Europe. See also about Bulgarian names.
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ADELINAАделинаfItalian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, German, Bulgarian, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
From a Latinized Germanic name which was derived from the element adal meaning "noble".
ALBENAАлбенаfBulgarian
Created by Bulgarian writer Yordan Yovkov for the heroine in his drama 'Albena' (1930). He may have based it on ablen, the name of a type of peony (a flowering plant).
ALEKSANDARАлександърmBulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Cognate of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSANDRINAАлександринаfRussian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of ALEKSANDRA.
ANASTASАнастасmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIYАнастасийmRussian (Archaic), Bulgarian (Archaic)
Older Russian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIUS.
ANASTASIYAАнастасияfRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of ANASTASIA. This name was borne by the wife of the Russian czar Ivan the Terrible.
ANDONАндонmBulgarian, Macedonian
Variant of ANTON.
ANDREIАндрейmRomanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Old Church Slavic
Romanian form of ANDREW, and a variant Russian and Bulgarian transcription of ANDREY.
ANDREYАндрейmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIANAАндрианаfGreek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ANDREAS (Greek) or ANDREY (Bulgarian).
ANGELАнгелm & fEnglish, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From the medieval Latin masculine name Angelus which was derived from the name of the heavenly creature (itself derived from the Greek word αγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger"). It has never been very common in the English-speaking world, where it is sometimes used as a feminine name in modern times.
ANI (1)АниfBulgarian, Georgian, Romanian, Spanish
Diminutive of ANA.
ANKAАнкаfPolish, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of ANNA.
ANNAАннаfEnglish, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna. The name appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was a popular name in the Byzantine Empire from an early date, and in the Middle Ages it became common among Western Christians due to veneration of Saint Anna (usually known as Saint Anne in English), the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary. In the English-speaking world, this form came into general use in the 18th century, joining Ann and Anne.... [more]
ANTONIYAАнтонияfBulgarian
Bulgarian form of ANTONIA.
APOSTOLАпостолmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of APOSTOLOS.
ASENАсенmBulgarian
Meaning unknown, probably of Turkic origin. This was the name of a 12th-century Bulgarian emperor (Ivan Asen I) and several of his successors.
ATANASАтанасmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of ATHANASIUS.
BILYANAБилянаfBulgarian
Bulgarian form of BILJANA.
BISERAБисераfBulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the South Slavic word бисер (biser) "pearl" (ultimately of Arabic origin).
BISTRAБистраfBulgarian, Macedonian
Means "clean, pure" in Bulgarian and Macedonian.
BLAGAБлагаfBulgarian
Feminine form of BLAGOY.
BLAGORODNAБлагороднаfMacedonian, Bulgarian
Means "noble" in Macedonian and Bulgarian.
BLAGOYБлагойmBulgarian
Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning "sweet, pleasant, blessed".
BLAGUNБлагунmBulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning "sweet, pleasant, blessed".
BLAGUNAБлагунаfMacedonian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of BLAGUN.
BOGDANБогданmPolish, Russian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Romanian, Medieval Slavic
Means "given by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and dan "given".
BOGDANAБогданаfBulgarian, Slovene, Romanian, Medieval Slavic
Feminine form of BOGDAN.
BOGOMILБогомилmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BOGUMIŁ.
BOJIDARБожидарmBulgarian
Variant transcription of BOZHIDAR.
BORISБорисmBulgarian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Georgian, German
From the Turkic name Bogoris, perhaps meaning "short" or "wolf" or "snow leopard". It was borne by the 9th-century King Boris I of Bulgaria who converted his country to Christianity, as well as two later Bulgarian emperors. The name was popularized in the Slavic world due to the 11th-century Saint Boris, who was a Russian prince martyred with his brother Gleb. His mother may have been Bulgarian. Another famous bearer was the 16th-century Russian emperor Boris Godunov, later the subject of a play of that name by Aleksandr Pushkin.
BORISLAVБориславmBulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element borti "battle" combined with slava "glory".
BORISLAVAБориславаfBulgarian, Serbian, Russian
Feminine form of BORISLAV.
BOYANБоянmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of BOJAN.
BOYANAБоянаfBulgarian
Bulgarian form of BOJANA.
BOYKAБойкаfBulgarian
Feminine form of BOYKO.
BOYKOБойкоmBulgarian
Originally a diminutive of names containing the Slavic element boji meaning "battle".
BOZHIDARБожидарmBulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BOŽIDAR.
BOZHIDARAБожидараfBulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of BOŽIDAR.
BRANIMIRБранимирmCroatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element borna "protection" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
BRANIMIRAБранимираfCroatian, Serbian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of BRANIMIR.
CHAVDARЧавдарmBulgarian
Derived from a Persian word meaning "leader, dignitary".
DAMYANДамянmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of DAMIAN.
DANA (3)ДанаfBulgarian, Macedonian
Short form of BOGDANA, YORDANA or GORDANA.
DANAILДанаилmBulgarian
Bulgarian variant form of DANIEL.
DANCHOДанчоmBulgarian
Diminutive of DANAIL.
DANIELДаниелmEnglish, 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]
DARINA (2)ДаринаfCzech, Slovak, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic word dar meaning "gift". It can also be used as a diminutive of DARIA.
DENICAДеницаfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian form and Macedonian variant of DANICA.
DESISLAVДесиславmBulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from Slavic elements, possibly deseti meaning "ten", combined with slava "glory".
DESISLAVAДесиславаfBulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Feminine form of DESISLAV.
DESSISLAVAДесиславаfBulgarian
Variant transcription of DESISLAVA.
DEYANДеянmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of DEJAN.
DIANAДианаfEnglish, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Roman Mythology
Probably derived from an old Indo-European root meaning "heavenly, divine", related to dyeus (see ZEUS). Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests, and childbirth, often identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.... [more]
DIMITARДимитърmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of DEMETRIUS.
DIMOДимоmBulgarian
Diminutive of DIMITAR.
DOBRIДобриmBulgarian
Diminutive of DOBROSLAV.
DOBROSLAVДоброславmCroatian, Serbian, Czech, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and slava "glory".
DONCHOДончоmBulgarian
Diminutive of ANDON.
DONKAДонкаfBulgarian
Feminine diminutive of ANDON.
DRAGANДраганmSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAGOДрагоmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious". It is also a short form of other Slavic names beginning with that element.
DRAGOMIRДрагомирmSerbian, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
EKATERINAЕкатеринаfBulgarian, Macedonian, Russian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of KATHERINE, and a variant Russian transcription of YEKATERINA.
ELENAЕленаfItalian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, German, Medieval Slavic
Cognate of HELEN, and a variant transcription of Russian YELENA.
ELISAVETAЕлисаветаfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of ELIZABETH.
EMILЕмилmSwedish, 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".
EMILIAЕмилияfItalian, Spanish, Romanian, Finnish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Bulgarian
Feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIYAЕмилияfBulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EVAЕваfSpanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVA. This name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.
EVANGELIYAЕвангелияfBulgarian (Rare)
Bulgarian feminine form of EVANGELOS.
EVDOKIYAЕвдокияfBulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of EUDOCIA, and a variant Russian transcription of YEVDOKIYA.
EVGENIЕвгениmBulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of EUGENE and a variant Russian transcription of YEVGENIY.
EVGENIAЕвгенияfGreek, Russian, Bulgarian
Modern Greek form of EUGENIA. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVGENIYA and Bulgarian EVGENIYA.
EVGENIYAЕвгенияfBulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of EUGENIA and a variant Russian transcription of YEVGENIYA.
GALENAГаленаfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of Galenos (see GALEN).
GALINAГалинаfRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian feminine form of Galenos (see GALEN).
GAVRAILГавраилmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of GABRIEL.
GAVRILГаврилmBulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Romanian form of GABRIEL.
GENADIГенадиmBulgarian, Georgian
Bulgarian and Georgian form of GENNADIUS.
GENKOГенкоmBulgarian
Diminutive of GEORGI or EVGENI.
GENOГеноmBulgarian
Diminutive of GEORGI or EVGENI.
GEORGIГеоргиmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of GEORGE.
GERGANAГерганаfBulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of GEORGE.
GORANГоранmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Means "mountain man", derived from South Slavic gora "mountain". It was popularized by the Croatian poet Ivan Goran Kovačić (1913-1943), who got his middle name because of the mountain town where he was born.
GRIGORГригорmWelsh, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Armenian
Welsh, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Armenian form of GREGORY. This is the name of the patron saint of Armenia (known as Saint Gregory the Illuminator in English).
GROZDAГроздаfBulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of GROZDAN.
GROZDANГрозданmBulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian or Macedonian грозде (grozde) meaning "grapes".
GROZDANAГрозданаfBulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian
Feminine form of GROZDAN.
HARALAMBIХараламбиmBulgarian
Bulgarian variant of CHARALAMPOS.
HARALAMPIХаралампиmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of CHARALAMPOS.
HRISTINAХристинаfBulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian form of CHRISTINA.
HRISTOХристоmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian short form of CHRISTOPHER.
HRISTOFORХристофорmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of CHRISTOPHER.
IGNATИгнатmRomanian, Russian, Bulgarian
Romanian, Russian and Bulgarian form of IGNATIUS.
ILARIONИларионmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of HILARION.
ILIAИлияmGeorgian, Russian, Bulgarian, Old Church Slavic
Georgian form of ELIJAH. It is also a variant transcription of Russian ILYA or Bulgarian ILIYA.
ILIANAИлианаfGreek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ILIAS (Greek) or ILIYA (Bulgarian).
ILIJAИлияmMacedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian
Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian form of ELIJAH, and a Bulgarian variant transcription of ILIYA.
ILINAИлинаfBulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of ILIYA.
ILIYAИлияmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of ELIJAH.
ILIYANAИлиянаfBulgarian
Feminine form of ILIYA.
IOANЙоанmRomanian, Welsh, Bulgarian
Romanian and Welsh form of JOHN. This is also a variant transcription of the Bulgarian name YOAN (2).
IOANAЙоанаfRomanian, Bulgarian
Romanian feminine form of JOHN. This is also a variant transcription of the Bulgarian name YOANA.
IORDANЙорданmBulgarian
Variant transcription of YORDAN.
ISKRAИскраfBulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
From a South Slavic word meaning "spark".
IVA (1)ИваfBulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "willow tree" in South Slavic.
IVAILOИвайлоmBulgarian
Variant transcription of IVAYLO.
IVANИванmRussian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovene, English, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Newer form of the old Slavic name Іѡаннъ (Ioannu), which was derived from Greek Ioannes (see JOHN). This was the name of six Russian rulers, including the 15th-century Ivan III the Great and 16th-century Ivan IV the Terrible, the first tsar of Russia. It was also borne by nine emperors of Bulgaria. Other notable bearers include the Russian author Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883), who wrote 'Fathers and Sons', and the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), who is best known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
IVANAИванаfCzech, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of IVAN.
IVANKAИванкаfBulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Diminutive of IVANA.
IVAYLOИвайлоmBulgarian
Perhaps derived from an old Bulgar name meaning "wolf". This was the name of a 13th-century emperor of Bulgaria. It is possible that this spelling was the result of a 15th-century misreading of his real name Vulo from historical documents.
IVETИветfBulgarian
Bulgarian form of YVETTE.
IVKAИвкаfCroatian, Bulgarian, Slovak, Czech
Diminutive of IVA (1), IVA (2) or IVA (3).
KALINКалинmBulgarian
Masculine form of KALINA.
KALINAКалинаfBulgarian, Macedonian, Polish
Means "viburnum tree" in Bulgarian, Macedonian and Polish.
KALOYANКалоянmBulgarian
From Greek καλος Ιωαννης (kalos Ioannes) meaning "handsome JOHN", the nickname of a 13th-century emperor of Bulgaria. He successfully defended the empire from the Fourth Crusade.
KAMENКаменmBulgarian
Means "stone" in Bulgarian. This is a translation of the Greek name Petros.
KATERINAКатеринаfMacedonian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek, Late Roman
Macedonian form of KATHERINE, a Russian short form of YEKATERINA, a Bulgarian short form of EKATERINA, and a Greek variant of AIKATERINE.
KATIAКатяfItalian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Italian diminutive of CATERINA, as well as a variant transcription of KATYA.
KATYAКатяfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of YEKATERINA.
KIRILКирилmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of CYRIL.
KLAVDIYAКлавдияfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLIMENTКлиментmRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KOSTAКостаmBulgarian
Bulgarian diminutive of KONSTANTIN.
KOSTADINКостадинmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian variant of KONSTANTIN.
KRASIMIRКрасимирmBulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements krasa "beauty, adornment" and miru "peace, world".
KRASIMIRAКрасимираfBulgarian
Feminine form of KRASIMIR.
KRASTIOКръстьоmBulgarian
Variant transcription of KRASTYO.
KRASTYOКръстьоmBulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian кръст (krast) meaning "cross". This is a translation of the Greek name Stavros.
KRASTYUКръстюmBulgarian
Variant of KRASTYO.
KRISTIANКристианmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Bulgarian
Scandinavian and Finnish form of CHRISTIAN, as well as a Bulgarian variant form.
KRISTIYANКристиянmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of CHRISTIAN.
KUZMANКузманmBulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of COSMAS.
LALAЛалаfBulgarian
From a South Slavic word meaning "tulip". It is derived via Turkish from Persian لاله (laleh).
LAZARЛазарmRussian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LAZARUS.
LIDIYAЛидияfRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of LYDIA.
LILIYAЛилияfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian cognate of LILY.
LILYANAЛилянаfBulgarian
Bulgarian form of LILLIAN.
LUBENЛюбенmBulgarian
Variant transcription of LYUBEN.
LUBOMIRЛюбомирmBulgarian
Variant transcription of LYUBOMIR.
LUDMILLAЛюдмилаfRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of LYUDMILA.
LYUBENЛюбенmBulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LYUBOMIRЛюбомирmBulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian form of LUBOMÍR.
LYUBOVЛюбовfRussian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LYUDMILЛюдмилmBulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian masculine form of LUDMILA.
LYUDMILAЛюдмилаfRussian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Bulgarian form of LUDMILA. This was the name of a character in Aleksandr Pushkin's poem 'Ruslan and Lyudmila' (1820).
MAGDALINAМагдалинаfOld Church Slavic, Bulgarian
Old Slavic form of MAGDALENE, as well as a Bulgarian variant form.
MALINA (2)МалинаfBulgarian, Serbian, Polish
Means "raspberry" in several Slavic languages.
MARGARITAМаргаритаfSpanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Greek, Late Roman
Latinate form of MARGARET. This is also a Latin word meaning "pearl" and a Spanish word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARIAМарияf & 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]
MARIANAМариана, МариянаfPortuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Roman feminine form of MARIANUS. After the classical era it was frequently interpreted as a combination of MARIA and ANA. In Portuguese it is further used as a form of MARIAMNE.
MARINМаринmFrench, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MARINUS.
MARIYAМарияfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of MARIA.
MARIYANМариянmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of MARIANUS.
MARIYANAМариянаfBulgarian
Bulgarian variant of MARIANA.
MARTINМартинmEnglish, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Finnish
From the Roman name Martinus, which was derived from Martis, the genitive case of the name of the Roman god MARS. Saint Martin of Tours was a 4th-century bishop who is the patron saint of France. According to legend, he came across a cold beggar in the middle of winter so he ripped his cloak in two and gave half of it to the beggar. He was a favourite saint during the Middle Ages, and his name has become common throughout the Christian world.... [more]
MATEYМатейmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of MATTHEW.
MIHAELAМихаелаfRomanian, Slovene, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of MIHAIL or MIHAEL.
MIHAILМихаилmRomanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Romanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MICHAEL. This is also a variant transcription of the Greek name MICHAIL.
MIKHAILМихаилmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian form of MICHAEL, and a variant transcription of Bulgarian MIHAIL. This was the name of two Russian tsars. Other notable bearers include the poet Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841) and the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-).
MILAМилаfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILANМиланmCzech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Dutch, Hungarian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a short form of names that began with that element. A city in Italy bears this name, though it originates from a different source.
MILENМиленmBulgarian
Variant of MILAN.
MILENAМиленаfBulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Italian
Feminine form of MILAN. It began to be used in Italy in honour of Milena Vukotić (1847-1923), mother of Helen of Montenegro, the wife of the Italian king Victor Emmanuel III. In Italy it can also be considered a combination of MARIA and ELENA.
MILKA (1)МилкаfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILKOМилкоmBulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MIRA (2)МираfBulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Polish
Short form of names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIROSLAVМирославmCzech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements miru "peace, world" and slava "glory". This was the name of a 10th-century king of Croatia who was deposed by one of his nobles after ruling for four years.
MISHOМишоmGeorgian, Bulgarian
Georgian diminutive of MIKHEIL and a Bulgarian diminutive of MIHAIL.
MITKOМиткоmBulgarian, Macedonian
Diminutive of DIMITAR.
MITREМитреmBulgarian, Macedonian
Short form of DIMITAR.
MLADENМладенmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic word младъ (mladu) meaning "young".
MOMCHILМомчилmBulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian момче (momche) "boy".
NADEJDAНадеждаfRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of NADEZHDA.
NADEZHDAНадеждаfRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Ukrainian
Means "hope" in Slavic.
NADIA (1)НадяfFrench, Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Variant of NADYA (1) used in the Western world, as well as a variant transcription of the Slavic name. It began to be used in France in the 19th century. The name received a boost in popularity from the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci (1961-).
NADYA (1)НадяfRussian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of NADEZHDA.
NATANAILНатанаилmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NATHANAEL.
NAUMНаумmRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian and Bulgarian form of NAHUM.
NAYDENНайденmBulgarian
Means "found" in Bulgarian.
NEDA (1)НедаfCroatian, Serbian, Bulgarian
Short form of NEDELJKA.
NEDELCHOНеделчоmBulgarian
Masculine form of NEDELYA.
NEDELYAНеделяfBulgarian
Means "Sunday" in Bulgarian.
NEDYALKAНедялкаfBulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDYALKOНедялкоmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of NEDELJKO.
NEOFITНеофитmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NEOPHYTOS.
NEVENAНевенаfBulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic neven meaning "marigold".
NIKIFORНикифорmRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NIKEPHOROS.
NIKOLНиколfCzech, Bulgarian
Czech and Bulgarian form of NICOLE.
NIKOLAIНиколайmRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of NIKOLAY.
NIKOLAYНиколайmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of NICHOLAS. A notable bearer was the Russian novelist Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852).
NIKOLINAНиколинаfBulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of NICHOLAS.
OGNIANОгнянmBulgarian
Variant transcription of OGNYAN.
OGNYANОгнянmBulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian огнен (ognen) "fiery".
OGNYANAОгнянаfBulgarian
Feminine form of OGNYAN.
OLGAОлгаfRussian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek
Russian form of HELGA. The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, grand prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 18 years. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity.
PARASKEVAПараскеваfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PARASKEVE.
PASKALПаскалmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PASCAL.
PAVELПавелmRussian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene, Macedonian
Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene and Macedonian form of PAUL.
PAVLINAПавлинаfBulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek form of PAULINA.
PENKAПенкаfBulgarian
Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.
PENKOПенкоmBulgarian
Bulgarian diminutive of PETAR.
PETARПетърmSerbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PETER.
PETIAПетяm & fRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of PETYA.
PETKOПеткоmBulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian Петък (Petak) or Macedonian Петок (Petok) meaning "Friday". This is a vernacular form of Paraskeve.
PETYAПетяm & fRussian, Bulgarian
Russian masculine diminutive of PYOTR or Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.
PLAMENПламенmBulgarian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic plamen meaning "flame, fire".
POLINAПолинаfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek
Either a Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Greek form of PAULINA or a short form of APOLLINARIYA.
POLYAПоляfBulgarian
Diminutive of POLINA.
RADAРадаfRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADKAРадкаfCzech, Bulgarian
Feminine form of RADKO.
RADKOРадкоmBulgarian, Czech
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad "happy, willing".
RADOMIRРадомирmSerbian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
RAINAРайнаfBulgarian
Variant transcription of RAYNA (1).
RAYAРаяfBulgarian, Russian
Diminutive of RAYNA (1) or RAISA (1).
RAYKOРайкоmBulgarian
Bulgarian variant of RADKO.
RAYNA (1)РайнаfBulgarian
Either a Bulgarian form of REGINA or a feminine form of RAYNO.
RAYNOРайноmBulgarian
Bulgarian variant of RADKO.
ROSA (2)РосаfBulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "dew" in the South Slavic languages.
ROSICAРосицаfBulgarian
Variant transcription of ROSITSA.
ROSITSAРосицаfBulgarian
Diminutive of ROSA (2).
ROZA (1)РозаfRussian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "rose" in some Slavic languages. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
RUMENРуменmBulgarian, Macedonian
Means "ruddy, red-cheeked" in Bulgarian and Macedonian.
RUMENAРуменаfBulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of RUMEN.
RUZHAРужаfBulgarian, Macedonian
Means "hollyhock" in Bulgarian and Macedonian (referring to flowering plants from the genera Alcea and Althaea).
SAMUILСамуилmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of SAMUEL.
SASHKAСашкаfMacedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of ALEKSANDRA.
SASHOСашоmMacedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SAVAСаваmSerbian, Bulgarian
Serbian and Bulgarian form of SABAS.
SERGEIСергейmRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of SERGEY.
SERGEJСергейmRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of SERGEY.
SERGEYСергейmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of SERGIUS.
SILVAСилваfBulgarian, Slovene
Short form of SILVIYA or SILVIJA.
SILVIYAСилвияfBulgarian
Bulgarian form of SILVIA.
SIMEONСимеонmBiblical, Bulgarian, Serbian
From Συμεων (Symeon), the Old Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Shim'on (see SIMON (1)). In the Old Testament this is the name of the second son of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. In the New Testament the Greek rendering Σιμων (Simon) is more common, though Συμεων occurs belonging to a man who blessed the newborn Jesus. He is recognized as a saint in most Christian traditions.... [more]
SLAVKOСлавкоmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SNEZHANAСнежанаfRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian cognate of SNJEŽANA.
SOFIYAСофияfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of SOPHIA.
SPASСпасmBulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian спасен (spasen) meaning "saved".
STAMENСтаменmBulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian and Macedonian стамен (stamen) meaning "firm".
STANIMIRСтанимирmBulgarian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani "stand, become" and miru "peace, world".
STANISLAVСтаниславmCzech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani meaning "stand, become" combined with slava meaning "glory".
STANKAСтанкаfSlovene, Croatian, Bulgarian
Feminine diminutive of STANISLAV.
STANKOСтанкоmSlovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of STANISLAV.
STOYANСтоянmBulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian стоя (stoya) "to stand, to stay".
STOYANKAСтоянкаfBulgarian
Feminine form of STOYAN.
SVETLANAСветланаfRussian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic svet meaning "light, world". It was popularized by the poem 'Svetlana' (1813) by the Russian poet Vasily Zhukovsky. It is sometimes used as a translation of Photine.
SVETOMIRСветомирmSerbian, Bulgarian
Serbian and Bulgarian form of ŚWIĘTOMIERZ.
SVETOSLAVСветославmBulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian form of SVYATOSLAV.
TASEТасеmBulgarian, Macedonian
Diminutive of ATANAS.
TATIANAТатянаfItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Greek, Georgian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman name Tatianus, a derivative of the Roman name TATIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint who was martyred in Rome under the emperor Alexander Severus. She was especially venerated in Orthodox Christianity, and the name has been common in Russia (as Татьяна) and Eastern Europe. It was not regularly used in the English-speaking world until the 1980s.
TATYANAТатянаfRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of TATIANA.
TEODORAТеодораfItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Romanian, Polish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Feminine form of Theodoros (see THEODORE).
TEREZAТерезаfCzech, Portuguese (Brazilian), Bulgarian, Romanian
Czech, Portuguese, Bulgarian and Romanian form of THERESA.
TIHOMIRТихомирmCroatian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic elements tikhu "quiet" and miru "peace, world".
TIMOTEIТимотейmBulgarian, Romanian
Bulgarian and Romanian form of TIMOTHY.
TODORТодорmBulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of THEODORE.
TODORKAТодоркаfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of THEODORE.
TONI (1)ТониmFinnish, Croatian, Bulgarian, Spanish, Portuguese, German
Short form of ANTTONI, ANTUN, and other related names.
TRIFONТрифонmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of TRYPHON.
TSVETAЦветаfBulgarian
Feminine form of TSVETAN.
TSVETANЦветанmBulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian цвет (tsvet) meaning "flower, blossom".
TSVETANKAЦветанкаfBulgarian
Feminine diminutive of TSVETAN.
TSVETKOЦветкоmBulgarian
Variant of TSVETAN.
VALERIВалериmBulgarian, Georgian, Russian
Bulgarian and Georgian form of VALERIUS, as well as a variant transcription of the Russian name VALERIY.
VALKOВълкоmBulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian вълк (valk) "wolf".
VANCHOВанчоmMacedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Macedonian variant transcription of VANČO, as well as the Bulgarian form.
VARVARAВарвараfRussian, Greek, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Greek, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BARBARA.
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