163 Bulgarian Baby Names With Meanings

Names are a lot like humans. Even they come into being, live their life, and then die. Names that were common in Bulgaria at one time are now seen and heard only in history books. The trend has changed significantly now.

Bulgarian given or personal names today are taken from a variety of sources. Greek, Latin, Biblical, Slavic, and Protobulgarian names are found abundantly among the population, with various regional pronunciations and varieties. So names are also associated with a saint’s day or Eastern Orthodox holiday.

Babies in Bulgaria are named after older relatives, grandparents more often, and rarely after their fathers. In the earlier times, when there was a shortage of single name, babies were given a personal name along with the father’s name, with the possessive suffix –ov. But as time went by, even this distinction was not enough. Since then, the family name was borrowed from a family patriarch, or from trade or profession for which the family was known.

Bulgarian names are also gendered, so the suffix of the family name or patronymic will change, depending on the male or female.

If you are looking for a Bulgarian baby name, MomJunction has got a lot for you to choose from. Pick your favorites from the list, consult with your spouse and pick the ultimate Bulgarian baby name for your child.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
AdyelyaBulgarian form of Alice, meaning of the nobility.Girl
AlbenaA name created by Bulgarian writer Yordan Yovkov for his drama 'Albena'.Girl
AleksandurBulgarian version of Alexander, meaning defender of mankind.Boy
AnastasiyBulgarian form of Anastasius, meaning to resurrect.Boy
AnastasiyaBulgarian version of Anastasia, meaning to resurrect.Girl
AndreyA born warrior who is manly and braveBoy
AneliaA form of Angela, meaning angel.Girl
AsenName of a Bulgarian king.Boy
AtanasA person who is immortalBoy
BenesjBlessed soul, one who is blessed by the almighty.Boy
BilyanaBulgarian version of Biljana, meaning herb.Girl
BiseraDerived from the South Slavic word biser pearl.Girl
BlagorodnaA noble womanGirl
BlagoyOne who is sweet, pleasant, blessed.Boy
BlagunDerived from Slavic word blag, meaning sweet, pleasant, blessed.Boy
BlagunaFeminine form of Blagun, meaning sweet, pleasant of blessed.Girl
BojidarVariant transcription of Bozhidar, meaning divine gift.Boy
BorislavaFeminine form of Borislav, meaning famous battle.Girl
BorislawA variant of Borislav, meaning famous battle.Boy
BorkaHe is a good fighterBoy
Boyana warrior or fighterBoy
BoyanaBulgarian form of Bojana, meaning battle.Girl
BoykaFeminine form of Boyko, meaning battle.Girl
BoykoTo be afraid of or battle.Boy
BozhidarBulgarian form of Bozidar, meaning divine gift.Boy
BozhidaraBulgarian feminine form of Bozidar, meaning divine gift.Girl
BozidarA divine gift. It is a derivation of the Greek name "Theodore"Boy
BranimiraFeminine form of Branimir, meaning peaceful world.Girl
ChavdarDerived from a Persian word meaning leader, dignitary.Boy
DamyanBulgarian form of Damian, one who tames.Boy
DanielaGod is powerfulGirl
DarianGift sent from heaven on EarthBoy
DesislavFinding glory or searching for glory.Boy
DesislavaGlory or finding gloryGirl
DevoraBulgarian form of Deborah, meaning bee.Girl
DimitarA female variant of Demetrius, which means Mother or Earth motherBoy
DimiturVariation of Demeter meaning, earth.Boy
DonchoBulgarian form of Andon, meaning priceless.Boy
DonkaFeminine form of Andon, meaning priceless.Girl
EkatarinaThey are famous people and happy beingsGirl
ElenaGreek name Helen; bright oneGirl
ElitsaA trusted individual; a Fir treeGirl
Emiliyait means to work hard.Girl
EvangeliyaBulgarian feminine form of Evangelos, meaning messengerGirl
EvdokiyaGood gloryGirl
FidankaBulgarian word for sapling.Girl
GavrailBulgarian form of Gabriel. It means God is my strength.Boy
GeorgiBulgarian accent of George (farmer)Boy
GerganaThe one who does plantation and harvesting.Girl
GrozdaFeminine form of Grozdan, meaning grapes.Girl
GrozdanA strong man who will shine, admired and and example for others. A shiny star.Boy
HaralambiBulgarian form of Charalampos. It means to shine with happiness.Boy
HristoOld Greek - Bearing Christ; A variant form of ChristopherBoy
HristoforBulgarian variant of Christopher, meaning carrier of Christ.Boy
IakobinaIakobina is the Bulgarian version of Jaclyn and means God will add.Girl
IassenAsh treeBoy
IavorSycamoreBoy
IglikaBulgarian word for primrose.Girl
IlarionBulgarian form of Hilarion, meaning happy.Boy
IliyaA feminine form of Elijah. Means the Lord is my God.Girl
IordanDescendantBoy
IordankaBulgarian word meaning descendant.Girl
IosefinaIosefina is the Bulgarian form of Josephine and means May Jehovah add.Girl
Iskra"Iskra is derived from a South Slavic word meaning ""spark""."Girl
IvailoVariant transcription of Ivaylo, meaning wolf.Boy
IvanGift of GodGirl
IvankaGod is graciousGirl
IvetBulgarian form of Yvette, meaning archer.Girl
Kaloyan"From Greek name kalos Ioannes meaning ""handsome John."Boy
KamenKamen means StoneBoy
KhristoBulgarian variant of Christian, meaning follower of Christ.Boy
KostaBulgarian diminutive of Konstantin, meaning constantBoy
KostadinBulgarian variant of Constantine, meaning constant.Boy
KrasimirKrasimir means The Beautiful PeaceBoy
KrasimiraFeminine form of Krasimir. It means beautiful peace.Girl
KrastioVariant transcription of Krastyo. It means cross.Boy
LiliyaRussian cognate og Lily, folwer lilyGirl
LyubenLoveGirl
LyubomirBulgarian form of Lubomir, meaning loving and world.Boy
LyubovTo love othersGirl
MalynaA woman sweet as a raspberryGirl
MariaVariation of Mary or Miriam which means Bitter or Wished-for childGirl
MeglenaBulgarian form of Madeline. It means from Magdala.Girl
MihailaBulgarian form of Michaela, meaning Who is like God.Girl
MilenkaBlackGirl
MitreShort form of Dimitar, meaning earth.Boy
MomchilDerived from Bulgarian word momche, meaning boy.Boy
NatanailBulgarian form of Nathanael, meaning God has given.Boy
NaydenSomething found. Name of a SaintBoy
NedelchoSunday in Bulgarian language.Boy
NedelyaSunday in Bulgarian language.Girl
NeofitBulgarian form of Neophytos, meaning newly planted.Boy
NevenaShowy yellow or orange flowers.Girl
NikiforBlugarian form of Nicephorus, meaning bringer of victory.Boy
NikolayThe triumph of the public.Boy
OgnianVariant transcription of Ognyan, meaning fiery.Boy
OgnyanDerived from Bulgarian word ognen, meaning fiery.Boy
OgnyanaFeminine form of Ognyan, meaning fiery.Girl
PeninahName of a habitational place; PetarGirl
PenkaThe one from an enclosed meadowBoy
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