Macedonia, an ancient kingdom situated in the north of ancient Greece is one of the most famous nations in the history. The country attained freedom during Israel’s middle kingdom years but was captured by Persia in the fifth century. But King Alexander I helped free Macedonia in the Peloponnesian war.
The lingua Franca of Macedonia is derived from Latin, Greek, which was why Macedonian names have a Greek and Latin flavors in them. Some Thracian, Turkish, Slavic, Latin, and Paionian names are also used. But in the olden times, Macedonian names were as Greek as Thessalian, Peloponnesian, Sicilian, or Ionian names, with some being used exclusively in their dialect. Hebrew names, especially those appearing in the Bible, began appearing in Macedonia with the arrival of Christianity. This also led to the fading of Thracian names, and it eventually disappeared by the fourth century, leaving only Greek, Latin, and Hebrew names surviving.
The Macedonian naming custom involves giving children a Christian name, and any other name of the parents’ choice. The second name could be taken from any source, culture, or region. But the first name must be derived from the Bible. To help you in making choices, MomJunction has compiled a list of Macedonian baby names. Take a look!
|Smaragda||A form of Esmeralda, meaning emerald.||Girl|
|Sofija||A woman full of wisdom||Girl|
|Sostratos||The safe army.||Boy|
|Theoxenos||A good foreigner.||Boy|
|Thessaloniki||Victory over Thessalians. Also a place name in Greece.||Girl|
|Thetima||She who honors the God.||Girl|
|Timandros||A man's honor.||Boy|
|Tlepolemos||One who is brave in war.||Boy|
|Todor||A beautiful an pleasant gift from God||Boy|
|Traianu||A form of Traianus. It was the name of Roman emperor.||Boy|
|Trena||A bunch of sweet flowers with thorns, sweet briar||Girl|
|Trenay||A sweet briar or bunch of wild roses||Boy|
|Trenna||A bunch of wild roses||Girl|
|Tyrimmas||One who loves cheese.||Boy|
|Vangelija||Macedonian form of Evangeline, meaning good news.||Girl|
|Voulomaga||One who desires too much.||Girl|
|Zeuxis||To bind or join together.||Boy|
|Zoilos||One who is vivacious||Boy|