Bulgarian Names

Bulgarian names are used in the country of Bulgaria in southeastern Europe. See also about Bulgarian names.
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Adelina Аделина f Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
From a Latinized Germanic name that was derived from the element adal meaning "noble".
Aksinia Аксиния f Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of Xenia, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Аксинья (see Aksinya).
Albena Албена f Bulgarian
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).
Aleksandar Александър m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Form of Alexander in several languages.
Aleksandra Александра f Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
Form of Alexandra in several languages.
Aleksandrina Александрина f Russian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Aleksandra.
Aleksi Алекси m Finnish, Bulgarian, Georgian
Finnish, Bulgarian and Georgian form of Alexis.
Ana Ана f Spanish, Portuguese, Slovene, Bulgarian, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Georgian, Fijian, Tongan
Form of Anna used in various languages.
Anastas Анастас m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Anastasius.
Anastasiy Анастасий m Russian (Archaic), Bulgarian (Archaic)
Older Russian and Bulgarian form of Anastasius.
Anastasiya Анастасия f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of Anastasia. This name was borne by the wife of the Russian czar Ivan the Terrible.
Andon Андон m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Variant of Anton.
Andrei Андрей m Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Old Church Slavic
Romanian form of Andrew, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Андрей or Belarusian Андрэй (see Andrey).
Andrey Андрей m Russian, Bulgarian, Belarusian
Russian, Bulgarian and Belarusian form of Andrew.
Andriana Андриана f Greek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of Andreas (Greek) or Andrey (Bulgarian).
Anelia Анелия f Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Анелия (see Aneliya).
Aneliya Анелия f Bulgarian
Diminutive of Anna.
Aneta Анета f Polish, Czech, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Polish, Czech, Bulgarian and Macedonian diminutive of Anna.
Angel Ангел m & f English, 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 ἄγγελος (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.
Angelina Ангелина f Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek
Latinate diminutive of Angela. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
Ani 1 Ани f Bulgarian, Georgian, Romanian, Spanish
Diminutive of Ana.
Anka Анка f Polish, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Diminutive of Anna.
Anna Анна f English, 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.... [more]
Antonia Антония f Italian, Spanish, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Romanian, Greek, Croatian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antonina Антонина f Italian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Antoninus (see Antonino).
Antoniy Антоний m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antoniya Антония f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Antonia.
Apostol Апостол m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian (Rare)
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Romanian form of Apostolos.
Asen Асен m Bulgarian
Meaning unknown, probably of Turkic origin. This was the name of a 12th-century Bulgarian emperor (Ivan Asen I) and several of his successors.
Asya 1 Ася f Russian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Anastasiya or Aleksandra.
Atanas Атанас m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Athanasius.
Bilyana Биляна f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Biljana.
Bisera Бисера f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the South Slavic word бисер (biser) meaning "pearl" (ultimately of Arabic origin).
Bistra Бистра f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "clean, pure" in Bulgarian and Macedonian.
Blaga Блага f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Blagoy.
Blago Благо m Croatian, Bulgarian
Croatian form of Blagoy, as well as a Bulgarian variant.
Blagorodna Благородна f Macedonian, Bulgarian
Means "noble" in Macedonian and Bulgarian.
Blagoslav Благослав m Bulgarian (Rare)
Bulgarian form of Blahoslav.
Blagovest Благовест m Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic elements благ (blag) meaning "sweet, pleasant, good" and вест (vest) meaning "message, news".
Blagovesta Благовеста f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Blagovest.
Blagoy Благой m Bulgarian
Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning "sweet, pleasant, good".
Blagun Благун m Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning "sweet, pleasant, good".
Blaguna Благуна f Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Feminine form of Blagun.
Bogdan Богдан m Polish, Russian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Romanian, Medieval Slavic
Means "given by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and dan "given".
Bogdana Богдана f Bulgarian, Slovene, Romanian, Polish, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Feminine form of Bogdan.
Bogomil Богомил m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Bogumił.
Bojidar Божидар m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Божидар (see Bozhidar).
Boris Борис m Bulgarian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak, 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.
Borislav Борислав m Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element borti "battle" combined with slava "glory".
Borislava Борислава f Bulgarian, Serbian, Russian (Rare)
Feminine form of Borislav.
Boyan Боян m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Bojan.
Boyana Бояна f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Bojana.
Boyka Бойка f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Boyko.
Boyko Бойко m Bulgarian
Originally a diminutive of names containing the Slavic element boji meaning "battle".
Bozhidar Божидар m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Božidar.
Bozhidara Божидара f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of Božidar.
Branimir Бранимир m Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element borna "protection" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
Branimira Бранимира f Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of Branimir.
Chavdar Чавдар m Bulgarian
Derived from a Persian word meaning "leader, dignitary".
Dafina Дафина f Albanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "laurel" in Albanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian, of Greek origin.
Damyan Дамян m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Damian.
Dana 3 Дана f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Short form of Bogdana, Yordana or Gordana.
Danail Данаил m Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant form of Daniel.
Dancho Данчо m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Danail.
Daniel Даниел m English, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Finnish, Estonian, 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 Дарина f Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic word dar meaning "gift". It can also be used as a diminutive of Daria.
Denica Деница f Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Деница (see Denitsa).
Denitsa Деница f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Danica.
Desislav Десислав m Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from Slavic elements, possibly deseti meaning "ten", combined with slava "glory".
Desislava Десислава f Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Feminine form of Desislav.
Dessislava Десислава f Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Десислава (see Desislava).
Deyan Деян m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Dejan.
Diana Диана f English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, 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]
Dimitar Димитър m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Demetrius.
Dimo Димо m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Dimitar.
Diyan Диян m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Dejan.
Dobri Добри m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Dobroslav.
Dobroslav Доброслав m Croatian, Serbian, Czech, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and slava "glory".
Doncho Дончо m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Andon.
Donka Донка f Bulgarian
Feminine diminutive of Andon.
Doroteya Доротея f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Dorothea.
Dragan Драган m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
Drago Драго m Croatian, 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.
Dragomir Драгомир m Serbian, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
Ekaterina Екатерина f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Katherine, and an alternate transcription of Russian Екатерина (see Yekaterina).
Elena Елена f Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Estonian, Finnish, Russian, Greek, German, English, Medieval Slavic
Form of Helen used in various languages, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Елена (see Yelena).
Eleonora Елеонора f Italian, German, Swedish, Latvian, Dutch, Polish, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Greek
Form of Eleanor in several languages.
Elisaveta Елисавета f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Elizabeth.
Elizabet Елизабет f Bulgarian, Hungarian
Variant form of Elizabeth.
Emanuil Емануил m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Emmanuel.
Emil Емил m Swedish, 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".
Emilia Емилия f Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Finnish, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Bulgarian
Feminine form of Aemilius (see Emily).
Emiliya Емилия f Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Russian
Bulgarian, Ukrainian and Russian feminine form of Aemilius (see Emily).
Emiliyan Емилиян m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Aemilianus (see Emiliano).
Eva Ева f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese, Romanian, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Form of Eve used in various languages. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. The 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.... [more]
Evangeliya Евангелия f Bulgarian (Rare)
Bulgarian feminine form of Evangelos.
Evdokiya Евдокия f Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of Eudocia, and an alternate transcription of Russian Евдокия (see Yevdokiya).
Evelina Евелина f English, Italian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Greek, Russian, Bulgarian
Latinate form of Aveline. It was revived by the author Fanny Burney for the heroine of her first novel Evelina (1778). It is often regarded as a variant of the related name Evelyn or an elaboration of Eve.
Evgeni Евгени m Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of Eugene and an alternate transcription of Russian Евгений (see Yevgeniy).
Evgenia Евгения f Greek, Russian, Bulgarian
Modern Greek form of Eugenia. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Евгения (see Yevgeniya) or Bulgarian Евгения (see Evgeniya).
Evgeniya Евгения f Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of Eugenia and an alternate transcription of Russian Евгения (see Yevgeniya).
Evlogi Евлоги m Bulgarian (Rare)
Bulgarian form of Eulogius.
Gabriela Габриела f Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of Gabriel.
Galena Галена f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of Galenos (see Galen).
Galina Галина f Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian feminine form of Galenos (see Galen).
Galya Галя f Russian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Galina.
Gavrail Гавраил m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Gabriel.
Gavril Гаврил m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Romanian form of Gabriel.
Genadi Генади m Bulgarian, Georgian
Bulgarian and Georgian form of Gennadius.
Genko Генко m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Georgi or Evgeni.
Geno Гено m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Georgi or Evgeni.
Georgi Георги m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of George.
Gerasim Герасим m Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Gerasimos.
Gergana Гергана f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of George.
Gergina Гергина f Bulgarian
Variant of Gergana.
Ginka Гинка f Bulgarian
Diminutive of Gergina.
Goran Горан m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Means "mountain man", derived from South Slavic gora meaning "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.
Grigor Григор m Welsh, 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).
Grozda Грозда f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of Grozdan.
Grozdan Гроздан m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian or Macedonian грозде (grozde) meaning "grapes".
Grozdana Гроздана f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian
Feminine form of Grozdan.
Haralambi Хараламби m Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant of Charalampos.
Haralampi Харалампи m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Charalampos.
Hristina Христина f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian form of Christina.
Hristiyan Християн m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Christian.
Hristo Христо m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian short form of Christopher or Christian.
Hristofor Христофор m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian (Rare)
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian form of Christopher.
Ignat Игнат m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Ignatius.
Ilarion Иларион m Bulgarian (Rare), Macedonian (Rare)
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Hilarion.
Ilia Илия m Georgian, Russian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Old Church Slavic
Georgian form of Elijah. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Илья or Belarusian Ілья (see Ilya) or Bulgarian Илия (see Iliya).
Iliana Илиана f Greek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of Ilias (Greek) or Iliya (Bulgarian).
Ilija Илия m Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian
Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian form of Elijah, and an alternate transcription of Bulgarian Илия (see Iliya).
Ilina Илина f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of Iliya.
Iliya Илия m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Elijah.
Iliyana Илияна f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Iliya.
Ioan Йоан m Romanian, Welsh, Bulgarian
Romanian and Welsh form of John. This is also an alternate transcription of Bulgarian Йоан (see Yoan 2).
Ioana Йоана f Romanian, Bulgarian
Romanian feminine form of John. This is also an alternate transcription of Bulgarian Йоана (see Yoana).
Iordan Йордан m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Йордан (see Yordan).
Irena Ирена f Polish, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovak, Lithuanian
Form of Irene in several languages.
Irina Ирина f Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian, Georgian, Finnish, Estonian
Form of Irene in several languages.
Iskra Искра f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
From a South Slavic word meaning "spark".
Iva 1 Ива f Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "willow tree" in South Slavic.
Ivailo Ивайло m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Ивайло (see Ivaylo).
Ivan Иван m Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovene, English, Italian, Romanian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian
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.
Ivana Ивана f Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of Ivan.
Ivanka Иванка f Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Diminutive of Ivana.
Ivayla Ивайла f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Ivaylo.
Ivaylo Ивайло m Bulgarian
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.
Ivet Ивет f Bulgarian, Catalan
Bulgarian and Catalan form of Yvette.
Ivka Ивка f Croatian, Bulgarian, Slovak, Czech
Diminutive of Iva 1, Iva 2 or Iva 3.
Kalin Калин m Bulgarian
Masculine form of Kalina.
Kalina Калина f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Polish
Means "viburnum tree" in Bulgarian, Macedonian and Polish.
Kaloyan Калоян m Bulgarian
From Greek καλός Ἰωάννης (kalos Ioannes) meaning "handsome John", the nickname of a 13th-century emperor of Bulgaria. He successfully defended the empire from the Fourth Crusade.
Kamen Камен m Bulgarian
Means "stone" in Bulgarian. This is a translation of the Greek name Πέτρος (Petros).
Kapka Капка f Bulgarian
Means "droplet" in Bulgarian.
Katerina Катерина f Macedonian, 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.
Katia Катя f Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Italian diminutive of Caterina, as well as an alternate transcription of Cyrillic Катя (see Katya).
Katya Катя f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of Yekaterina.
Kiril Кирил m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Cyril.
Klavdiya Клавдия f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian feminine form of Claudius.
Kliment Климент m Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Clemens (see Clement).
Konstantin Константин m Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, German, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian
Form of Constantine in several languages.
Korneliya Корнелия f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Cornelia.
Kosta Коста m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian diminutive of Konstantin.
Kostadin Костадин m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian variant of Konstantin.
Krasimir Красимир m Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements krasa "beauty, adornment" and miru "peace, world".
Krasimira Красимира f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Krasimir.
Krastio Кръстьо m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Кръстьо (see Krastyo).
Krastyo Кръстьо m Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian кръст (krast) meaning "cross". This is a translation of the Greek name Stavros.
Krastyu Кръстю m Bulgarian
Variant of Krastyo.
Kristian Кристиан m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Bulgarian
Scandinavian and Finnish form of Christian, as well as a Bulgarian variant form.
Kristina Кристина f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Russian, German, Slovene, Czech, Lithuanian, Serbian, Croatian, Faroese, English, Bulgarian
Form of Christina in several languages. It is also an English variant of Christina and a Bulgarian variant of Hristina.
Kristiyan Кристиян m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Christian.
Kuzman Кузман m Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of Cosmas.
Lala Лала f Bulgarian (Rare)
From Bulgarian лале (lale) meaning "tulip" (of Persian origin).
Lalka Лалка f Bulgarian
From Bulgarian лале (lale) meaning "tulip". It is derived via Turkish from Persian لاله (laleh).
Lazar Лазар m Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of Lazarus.
Lidiya Лидия f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of Lydia.
Liliya Лилия f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian cognate of Lily.
Lilyana Лиляна f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Lillian.
Luben Любен m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Любен (see Lyuben).
Lubomir Любомир m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Любомир (see Lyubomir).
Lubov Любов f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Russian Любовь or Ukrainian/Bulgarian Любов (see Lyubov).
Ludmilla Людмила f Russian, Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Людмила (see Lyudmila).
Lyuben Любен m Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
Lyubomir Любомир m Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian form of Lubomír.
Lyubov Любов f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
Lyudmil Людмил m Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian masculine form of Ludmila.
Lyudmila Людмила f Russian, 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).
Magdalina Магдалина f Old Church Slavic, Bulgarian
Old Church Slavic form of Magdalene, as well as a Bulgarian variant form.
Malina 2 Малина f Bulgarian, Serbian, Polish
Means "raspberry" in several Slavic languages.
Margarita Маргарита f Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Greek, Late Roman
Latinate form of Margaret. This is also the Spanish word for the daisy flower (species Bellis perennis, Leucanthemum vulgare and others).
Maria Мария f & m Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Estonian, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρία, 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]
Mariana Мариана, Марияна f Portuguese, 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.
Marin Марин m Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, French
Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and French form of Marinus.
Marina Марина f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, English, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Georgian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Marinus. This name was borne by a few early saints. This is also the name by which Saint Margaret of Antioch is known in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Mariya Мария f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of Maria, as well as an alternate transcription of Belarusian Марыя (see Maryia).
Mariyan Мариян m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Marianus.
Mariyana Марияна f Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant of Mariana.
Mariyka Марийка f Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of Mariya.
Marko Марко m Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Finnish, Estonian, Basque
Form of Mark in several languages.
Martin Мартин m English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, 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]
Martina Мартина f German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Hungarian, English, Swedish, Dutch, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Martinus (see Martin). Saint Martina was a 3rd-century martyr who is one of the patron saints of Rome.
Matey Матей m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Matthew.
Mihaela Михаела f Romanian, Slovene, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of Mihail or Mihael.
Mihail Михаил m Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Romanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Michael. This is also an alternate transcription of Greek Μιχαήλ (see Michail).
Mihaila Михаила f Bulgarian (Rare), Macedonian (Rare)
Variant of Mihaela.
Mikhail Михаил m Russian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian and Belarusian form of Michael, and an alternate transcription of Bulgarian Михаил (see 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-).
Mila Мила f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
Milan Милан m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
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.
Milen Милен m Bulgarian
Variant of Milan.
Milena Милена f Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, 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.
Militsa Милица f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Milica.
Milka 1 Милка f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
Milko Милко m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
Mincho Минчо m Bulgarian
Bulgarian diminutive of Mihail.
Minko Минко m Bulgarian
Bulgarian diminutive of Mihail.
Mira 2 Мира f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Polish
Short form of names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
Miroslav Мирослав m Czech, 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.
Misho Мишо m Georgian, Bulgarian
Georgian diminutive of Mikheil and a Bulgarian diminutive of Mihail.
Mitko Митко m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Diminutive of Dimitar.
Mitre Митре m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Short form of Dimitar.
Mladen Младен m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic word младъ (mladu) meaning "young".
Momchil Момчил m Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian момче (momche) meaning "boy".
Monika Моника f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Latvian
Form of Monica used in various languages.
Nadejda Надежда f Russian, Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Надежда (see Nadezhda).
Nadezhda Надежда f Russian, Bulgarian
Means "hope" in Russian and Bulgarian.
Nadia 1 Надя f French, Italian, Spanish, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Variant of Nadya 1 used in the western world, as well as an alternate 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 Надя f Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Russian and Bulgarian diminutive of Nadezhda. It is also an alternate transcription of Ukrainian Надія (see Nadiya).
Nataliya Наталия f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of Natalia (see Natalie).
Natanail Натанаил m Bulgarian (Rare), Macedonian (Rare)
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Nathanael.
Naum Наум m Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Nahum.
Nayden Найден m Bulgarian
Means "found" in Bulgarian.
Neda 1 Неда f Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian
Short form of Nedeljka.
Nedelcho Неделчо m Bulgarian
Masculine form of Nedelya.
Nedelya Неделя f Bulgarian
Means "Sunday" in Bulgarian.
Nedyalka Недялка f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of Nedeljko.
Nedyalko Недялко m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Nedeljko.
Neli Нели f Bulgarian
Diminutive of Nedelya or Aneliya.
Neofit Неофит m Bulgarian (Rare), Macedonian (Rare)
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Neophytos.
Nevena Невена f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic neven meaning "marigold".
Nikifor Никифор m Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Nikephoros.
Nikol Никол f Czech, Bulgarian, Greek
Czech, Bulgarian and Greek form of Nicole.
Nikola 1 Никола m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Czech, Basque, Medieval Slavic
Form of Nicholas in several languages. Note, in Czech this is also a feminine name (see Nikola 2).
Nikolai Николай m Russian, Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Николай (see Nikolay).
Nikolay Николай m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Nicholas. A notable bearer was the Russian novelist Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852).
Nikoleta Николета f Greek, Bulgarian, Slovak
Greek, Bulgarian and Slovak form of Nicolette.
Nikolina Николина f Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of Nicholas.
Nina 1 Нина f Russian, Italian, English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Lithuanian, Dutch, Polish, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Short form of names that end in nina, such as Antonina or Giannina. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century. This name also nearly coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl".
Ofeliya Офелия f Azerbaijani, Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare), Bulgarian (Rare)
Azerbaijani, Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of Ophelia.
Ognian Огнян m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Огнян (see Ognyan).
Ognyan Огнян m Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian огнен (ognen) meaning "fiery".
Ognyana Огняна f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Ognyan.
Olga Олга f Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, 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.
Panteley Пантелей m Bulgarian (Rare), Russian (Rare)
Bulgarian and Russian form of both Panteleimon and Pantaleon.
Paraskeva Параскева f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Paraskeve.
Parvan Първан m Bulgarian
From Bulgarian първи (parvi) meaning "first".
Paskal Паскал m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Pascal.
Patritsiya Патриция f Bulgarian (Rare), Russian (Rare)
Bulgarian and Russian feminine form of Patricius (see Patrick).
Pavel Павел m Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene, Macedonian, Belarusian
Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene, Macedonian and Belarusian form of Paul.
Pavlin Павлин m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Paulinus (see Paulino).
Pavlina Павлина f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek, Slovene
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek form of Paulina.
Pencho Пенчо m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Petar or Petko.
Penka Пенка f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine diminutive of Petar.
Penko Пенко m Bulgarian
Bulgarian diminutive of Petar.
Petar Петър m Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Peter.
Petia Петя m & f Russian, Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Петя (see Petya).
Petko Петко m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian Петък (Petak) or Macedonian Петок (Petok) meaning "Friday". This is a vernacular form of Paraskeve.
Petra Петра f German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Swedish, Finnish, English
Feminine form of Peter. This was also the name of an ancient city in the region that is now Jordan.
Petrana Петрана f Bulgarian
Diminutive of Petra.
Petya Петя m & f Russian, Bulgarian
Russian masculine diminutive of Pyotr or Bulgarian feminine diminutive of Petar.
Plamen Пламен m Bulgarian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic plamen meaning "flame, fire".
Polina Полина f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek
Either a Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Greek form of Paulina or a short form of Apollinariya.
Polya Поля f Bulgarian
Diminutive of Polina.
Rada Рада f Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
Radka Радка f Czech, Bulgarian
Feminine form of Radko.
Radko Радко m Bulgarian, Czech
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad meaning "happy, willing".
Radomir Радомир m Serbian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
Radoslav Радослав m Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Form of Radosław in several languages.
Radoslava Радослава f Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Feminine form of Radoslav.
Raina Райна f Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Райна (see Rayna 1).
Ralitsa Ралица f Bulgarian
Means "larkspur (flower)" in Bulgarian.
Raya Рая f Bulgarian, Russian
Diminutive of Rayna 1 or Raisa 1.
Rayko Райко m Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant of Radko.
Rayna 1 Райна f Bulgarian
Either a Bulgarian form of Regina or a feminine form of Rayno.
Rayno Райно m Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant of Radko.
Rosa 2 Роса f Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "dew" in the South Slavic languages.
Rosica Росица f Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Росица (see Rositsa).
Rositsa Росица f Bulgarian
Diminutive of Rosa 2.
Roza 1 Роза f Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "rose" in some Slavic languages. It is a cognate of Rosa 1.