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Common Polish First Names

A list of common first (Christian) names in Poland.

This list of Polish first names with English versions might be of use to visitors thinking of giving a Polish name to their baby or anyone with an interest in names in use in Poland. Polish letters have not been used in this list of common and less popular Polish names. Possible English equivalents have been added in brackets, i.e. Szymon (Simon). In Poland all female first names must end with an 'a'. Please Contact us if you think we have missed off any popular Polish first names. Related Links: Polish names and Vote for your favourite Polish name.

-A -

Adalbert (Adalbert, George)
Adam (Adam)
Agata (Agatha)
Agnieszka (Agnes)
Albert (Albert)

Albin (Albin)

Aleksander (Alexander)
Aleksandra - see Olga

Aleksy (Alexander, Alex)

Alicja (Alice)
Alfons (Alphonsus)
Alfons (Alphonsus)
Alojzy (Aloysius)

Alfred (Alfred)

Ambrozy (Ambrose)
Anastazia, Anastazja (Anastasia)
Andrzej (Andrew)
Aniela (Angela)
Anna (Anna)
Antoni, Antonin (Anthony, Antonius)
Antonia, Antonina (Antoinette, Antonina)
Apolonia (Pauline)

Arnold (Arnold)

August, Augustyn (Augustine)

- B -

Baltazar (Balthasar)
Barbara (Barbara)
Barnabas (Barnabas)
Bartlomiej (Bartholomew)
Bazyli (Basil)
Bede (Bede)
Benedykt (Benedict)
Bernard (Bernard)
Bernardyn (Bernadine, male)
Bibiana (Viviana)
Blazej (Blaise)
Bogumil (Theophilus)
Boleslaw (William)
Boleslawa (Wilhelmina, Mina)
Bonifacy (Boniface)
Borys (Boris)
Bozena
Bronislaw (Bruno)
Bronislawa (Bernice, Bertha)
Brunon (Bruno)
Brygida (Bridget, Birgitta)

- C -

Cecylia (Cecelia)
Cyprian (Cyprian)
Cyryl (Cyril)
Czeslaw (Ceslaus, Chester)
Czeslawa

- D -

Dawid (David)
Doloreta (Dolores)
Domicylla, Domitilla (Domitilla)
Dominik (Dominic)
Donata
Dorota (Dorothy)

- E -

Edmund (Edmund)
Edward (Edward)
Elwira (Elvira)
Elzbieta (Elizabeth)
Emilia, Emiliana (Emiliana, Emily)
Ewa (Eve)

- F -

Fabian (Fabian)
Felicia
Feliks (Felix)
Filip (Philip, Phillip)
Florentyna (Flora, Florence)
Florjan (Florian)
Franciszek (Francis, Frank)
Franciszek Ksawery (Francis Xavier)
Franciszka (Frances)
Fryderyk (Frederick)

- G -

Gabriel (Gabriel)
Genowefa (Genevieve)
Giertruda (Gertrude)
Grzegorz (Gregory)
Gustaw (Gustav)
Gwidon (Guy)

- H -

Halina, Helena (Helen, Helena)
Hanna (Hania, Hanna)
Henryk (Henry)
Henryka (Henrietta, Hattie)
Hiacynt, Jacek (Hyacinth, male)
Hiacynta, Jacinta (Hyacintha, female)
Hieronym (Jerome, Henry)
Hipolit (Hippolytus)
Honorata (Honorata)
Honoratus (Honoratus)

- I -

Ignacy (Ignace, Ignatius)
Irena, Irina (Irene)
Isabela (Isabelle)

Ivona (Ivonne)

Izydor (Isidore)

- J -

Jacek - see Hiacynt
Jacinta - see Hiacynta
Jadwiga (Hedwig, Hattie)
Jakub (Jacob, James)
Jan (John)
Januariusz (January, John)
Jerzy (George)
Joachim, Joakim (Joachim)
Joanna (Joanne, Jane, Jean, Joan, Jennie)
Jolanta, Jolenta (Yolanda)
Jozef (Joseph)
Jozefa, Jozefina (Josephine)
Jozefat (Josaphat)
Julia (Julia, Julie)
Julian (Julian)
Juliana (Julianna, Julie)
Justin, Justyn (Justin)
Justina, Justyna (Justina)

- K -


Kamil (Camile, male)
Kamila (Camila, Camille, female)
Karol (Karl, Charles)
Karolina (Carolina, Charlotte)
Kasper (Caspar)
Katarzyna (Catherine)
Kazimierz, Kazmierz (Casimir)
Klemens, Klement (Clemence, Clement)
Klementyna (Clementine)
Konrad (Conrad)
Konstanty (Constant, Constantine)
Konstantyna (Constance)

Krystian (Christian)

Krystyna (Christine)
Krzysztof (Christopher)

- L -

Leokadia (Leocadia, Laura)
Leon (Leo)
Leonard (Leonard, Leon)
Lidia (Lydia)
Lorenz (Lawrence)
Lucja (Lucy)
Lucjan (Lucian)
Ludmila (Ludmila)
Ludwik (Louis)
Ludwika (Louise)
Lukasz (Lucas, Luke)

- M -

Maciej (Matthew)
Magdalena (Magdalene, Madeline)
Maksymilian (Maximilian)
Malgorzata, Margarita (Margaret)
Marcelian (Marcellianus)
Marcianna, Martyna (Marcyanna, Martina)
Marcin (Martin)
Marek (Mark)
Maria, Marja, Marya (Maria, Marie, Mary)
Mariusz (Marius)
Marta (Martha)
Martyna -- see Marcianna
Mateusz (Mathias)
Metody (Methodius)
Michal, Mieczyslaw (Michael)
Michalina (Michalina)
Mieczyslaw
Mikolaj (Nicholas)
Monika (Monica, Mona)

- N -

Nicodem (Nicodemus)
Norbert (Norbert)

- O -

Olenka - see Olga
Olga (Alexandra, Sandra, Olga)
Otto (Otto)

- P -

Patryk (Patrick)
Paulina (Pauline)
Pawel (Paul)
Pelagia (Pelagia, Paula, Pauline)
Petronela (Petronilla)
Piotr (Peter)

- R -

Rafal, Rafael (Raphael)
Regina (Regina)
Roch (Roch, Rock)
Roman (Roman)
Romualda (Romualda, Roma) 
Róza (Rose)
Rozalia (Rosalie, Rose)
Ryszard (Richard)

- S -

Sabina (Sabina)
Salomeja (Salome, Sarah)
Sebastian (Sebastian)
Seweryn (Severin)
Simeon (Simeon)
Sofia, Zofia (Sophie)
Stanislaw (Stanislaus, Stanley)
Stanislawa (Stanislava, Stella)
Stefan, Szczepan (Stephen, Steven)
Stefania (Stephanie)
Sylwester (Sylvester)
Szczepan (Stephen, Steven)
Szymon (Simon)

- T -

Tadeusz (Thaddeus, Ted)
Tekla (Thecla, Tillie)
Teodor (Theodore, Ted)
Teodora (Theodora, Dora, Dorie)
Teodozjusz (Theodosius)
Teofil (Theophilus)
Teofila (Theophila)
Teresa, Tereza, Czeslawa (Theresa)
Timoteusz (Timothy)
Tomasz (Thomas)

- U -

Urban (Urban)
Urzula (Ursula)

- W -

Waclaw (Wenceslaus, Walter)
Waclawa (Violet)
Walburga (Walburga)
Walenty (Valentine)
Walentyna (Valentina) 
Walerian, Walery (Valerian, Valery)
Wanda (Wanda)
Wawrzyniec (Lawrence) - see Lorenz
Weronika (Veronica)
Wicenty, Wincenty (Vincent)
Wiktor (Victor)
Wilhelm (William, Bill)
Wilhelmina (Wilhelmina, Mina)
Wita, Witus (Vitus)
Wladimir (Vladimir)
Wladyslaw (Walter)
Wojciech (Adalbert, Albert, George)

- Z -

Zachariasz (Zachary) 
Zenon (Zenon)
Zofia, Sofia (Sophie)
Zuzanna (Susanna, Susan)
Zygmunt (Sigismund, Sigmund)
Zyta (Zita)

 

A child born and registered in Poland is usually given one or two given names and it is illegal to officially use more than two given names. Parents normally choose a name or names for their child from a long list of traditional names recorded at town hall registry offices. These names may be:

  • a Christian name, i.e., a Biblical name or a saint's name, or

  • a Slavic name of pre-Christian origin.

 


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