ADMIRAfBosnian, Slovene Feminine form of ADMIR. A known bearer of this name was the Bosniak woman Admira Ismić (1968-1993), who was killed by snipers when she and her Serbian boyfriend Boško Brkić (1968-1993) were trying to cross a bridge in Sarajevo... [more]
ALEKSIYmBulgarian, Russian Bulgarian and Russian form of Alexios (see ALEXIUS). At least in Russia, the difference between this form and the more common ALEKSEY is possibly that Aleksiy comes directly from Alexios, while Aleksey comes directly from ALEXIS... [more]
ALUSIANmBulgarian Tsar of Bulgaria for short time in 1041. One night, during dinner, Alusian took advantage of PETER II's inebriation, and cut off his nose and blinded him with a kitchen knife in 1041... [more]
ANKOmBulgarian Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a masculine form of ANKA and a regional vernacular variant of HANKO (Ханко) as in some Bulgarian varieties the letter Х is not pronounced at the beginning of the word.
ARANĐELmSerbian This name is Christian in origin. It is derived from Serbo-Croatian arhanđel or arhanđeo "archangel", which is ultimately derived from Greek archangelos "chief angel".
ARDIANmAlbanian, Bosnian Ardian is a personal name deriving from the name of an Illyrian tribe of Ardiaei, whose original homeland was the valley of the Neretva river, in present day Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, the name is mainly present among modern Albanians, as they consider themselves to be the direct descendants of ancient Illyrians... [more]