Whether you’ve got Polish heritage or are just looking for something a little different, Polish girl names come with hundreds of variants to suit your baby daughter. Many Polish baby names stem from religion such as Christianity and Judaism, or from nature – in particular, Polish female names.
Choose from a range of Polish women names or something more traditional to pay homage to this beautiful Slavic country.
In this article: 📝
- Do all female Polish names end in A?
- What is the most popular girl name in Poland?
- What is the rarest girl name?
- 77 more names to add to your list
- Take your pick of girl Polish names
Do all female Polish names end in A?
First things first – you may have heard that Polish names for girls all end in A. It’s true! This is often because they are the feminized version of male names. This is a custom that’s common in other cultures, for example in Portuguese with Paolo and Paola.
What is the most common name in Poland?
It’s no surprise, then, that Antoni is the most popular name in Poland, and has a female derivative, Antonina. In fact, some of the most popular male Polish names cross over into the female list, for example:
- Gabriel becomes Gabriela, meaning ‘God is my strength.’
- Igor becomes Iga, meaning ‘warrior.’
- Wiktor becomes Wiktoria, meaning ‘one who conquers.’
What is the most popular girl name in Poland?
Straight away, we can see many similarities between female Polish names and English variants, making these an unusual variant and unique choice for your daughter. In fact, the most common Polish girl names are close ‘cognates’ with English variants, such as:
We can see that Julia has the same spelling as the English variant, but in Polish the J is pronounced like a Y. Julia means ‘youthful.’
Without a diacritic, Zs are pronounced the same in Polish as they are in English – so we have the Polish variant of Susanna. There are also Hebrew variants such as Shoshana. This biblical name means ‘lily.’
Akin to the English Sofia, this means ‘wisdom’ and has a similar pronunciation to Zuzanna.
Though missing the final H due to Polish naming customs, this one is very similar, and means ‘full of grace.’
Just as J becomes Y in Polish, we see Maya spelt Maja. This means ‘splendid’ or ‘from God.’
As with Wiktor, the letter V often becomes W in Polish, giving rise to the name Oliwia – or ‘olive tree.’
What is the rarest girl name?
If you want to avoid popular Polish girl names, you can try something a little different. Many rarer Polish girl names go against the custom of timid, beautiful imagery – instead, tending to favor masculine, war-like meanings. For example, we have:
- Aleska – ‘defender of mankind’
- Jadzia – ‘war, battle’
- Manina – ‘warlike’
- Ramona – ‘wise protection’
- Nelka – ‘stone.’
77 more names to add to your list
You really are spoilt for choice with this beautiful language, so if you’ve not found the right baby name just yet, try one of these:
Take your pick of girl Polish names
The beauty of the Polish language is that there are so many baby girl names and meanings. You can pay tribute to history or go for something a little more modern that works with English cognates.
Whatever you choose, why not ask the mamas of Peanut what they think?
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