AFËRDITA f Albanian
Means "daybreak, morning"
in Albanian, from afër
"nearby, close" and ditë
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.
ALI (1) m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar, Kazakh, Dhivehi, Albanian, Bosnian
Means "lofty, sublime"
in Arabic. Ali ibn Abi Talib was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad
and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shia Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph.... [more]
ARDIT m Albanian
Means "golden day"
in Albanian, from ar
"gold" and ditë
BEHAR m Albanian
From the archaic Albanian word behar
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.
ERA f Albanian
Derived from Albanian erë
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.
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.
GONXHE f Albanian
Means "flower bud"
in Albanian, of Persian origin. This was the middle name of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, better known as Mother Teresa (1910-1997).
GRANIT m Albanian
in Albanian, from Italian granito
, ultimately derived from Latin granum
ILIR m Albanian
in Albanian, referring to an ancient people who inhabited the Balkans.
ISA (1) m Arabic, Persian, Albanian
Arabic form of JESUS
. This form is found in the Quran and is used as a given name by Muslims. Arabic-speaking Christians instead use يسوع (Yasu')
to refer to Jesus Christ.
LINDITA f Albanian
Means "the day is born"
in Albanian, from lind
"to give birth" and ditë
LULJETA f Albanian
Means "flower of life"
in Albanian, from lule
"flower" and jetë
PËRPARIM m Albanian
Derived from Albanian përparim
meaning "progress, advancement"
PRANVERA f Albanian
Derived from Albanian pranverë
, itself from pranë
"nearby, close" and verë
SHQIPE f Albanian
From Albanian shqip
. Additionally, the word shqipe
in modern Albanian, a variant of older shkabë
. These interrelated words are often the subject of competing claims that the one is derived from the other. The ultimate origin of shqip
"Albanian" is uncertain, but it may be from shqipoj
meaning "to say clearly".
SOKOL m Albanian
in Albanian, a word borrowed from Slavic.
TEUTA f Albanian
Possibly derived from an Illyrian word or title meaning "queen"
. This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Illyrian queen.