We want to name our baby Penelope but we can’t decide on a nickname? Help!
Polish baby boy names give new moms a huge variety of choice thanks to their history. As a nation, Poland has had to endure more than most, giving rise to hundreds of names meaning ‘strength’ or warrior – particularly for Polish male names.
But we also have other influences, for example, religion or movements of people. Some 2 million Polish people have emigrated to North America, for example, making Polish American baby boy names highly popular. But what about your little one?
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A lot of Polish male names for boys bring up images of strength and protection, for example:
Equally, we have the religious connotations, from both Christianity and Judaism. Some religious names in Polish include:
This one will keep your little one protected for life, as it literally means ‘in God’s shadow.’
This is a derivative of the name Bogdan and means ‘given by God.’
If you’re a family of faith, this Polish baby name means ‘one who is dear to God.’
The apple of your eye is also God’s, as this name means ‘God’s glory.’
Like the angel Gabriel, this has connotations of guardians, meaning ‘God is my shelter.’
This is a variant of the more Westernized John and means ‘God is gracious.’
Perfect for your first baby boy, Jan means ‘gift from God.’
This one’s all about divine intervention as it means ‘God has helped.’
If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, there are plenty of popular Polish boy names to choose from. According to a 2021 survey of the most popular Polish baby boy names and girl names, these made the top 10:
You’ll see that some of these have come up before as they have those nods to ‘strength.’ If you really want your little one to dominate the boardroom or the football field, check out these cool Polish names below.
For a blunt, short, and strong Polish name for males, you can’t go wrong with:
But if traditional isn’t your thing, you can always try these less common Polish names below.
These names are a little softer sounding, which makes them rarer in the Polish language!
If you’re still not there yet, think about things like pronunciation. The English V becomes W in Polish, for example, while Y is pronounced like a J – a soft sound, like in ‘measure.’ If you’re not a native, try to say some of these names out loud to pick your perfect Polish baby boy name:
Whether you’re a native or have Polish heritage, or you just want to try something different, a Polish boy name is a strong choice. Go for something that’s a tongue twister or a Polish variant of an English name – the choice is yours! Also, don’t miss our big list of Polish baby names.
Whatever you decide, why not ask the mamas of Peanut what they think?
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