253 Polish Baby Names With Meanings

Do you know what’s common between Warsaw, Pope John Paul II, and Kielbasa? All of them are Polish. Baby names in Poland, the most religious country in Europe, is influenced by Slavic and Christian tradition. The names have a profound etymology and beautiful pronunciation, things that parents look for in an ideal baby name.

Polish personal names consist of two elements - the given or first name, followed by the surname, last name, or family name. And you cannot just pick and use any name you like. The usage of names is governed by three factors in Poland – Church law, civil law, and tradition. Of course, family custom and personal taste can also be considered.

In Poland, it’s crucial to pick a name that defines the baby’s gender. This is the reason most of the female names end with the vowel –a, and male names end in a consonant or any other vowel, except –a. There are a few exceptions, though. For instance, Maria, though a female name, is also used as a middle or second name for boys. And a few old and uncommon names also end with –a like Boryna, Kuba, Barnaba, and Jarema.

Below is MomJunction’s collection of unique, popular, traditional, and latest Polish names with meanings.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
AleksanderOld Greek - Defender of Men; A variant of name AlexanderBoy
AleksandraOld Greek - Defender of Men; Warrior; Protector of Men; A variant form of AlexandraGirl
AlicjaGermanic - Of the noble kind; Noble; Honorable; Hebrew - Ornament; A derivative of AliceGirl
AmeliaThe one who is industrious, hard working and fertileGirl
AntoniLatin - Priceless, Inestimable; A variant of name is AnthonyBoy
FilipA horse lover (Spanish)Boy
FranciszekIt refers to a Frenchman or 'the free one'Boy
HannaGod's given gift to me (a child)Girl
JakubSiezed by the handBoy
JanGift from GodBoy
JuliaLatin - Jupiter's Child; Julia is Youthful, DownyGirl
KacperKacper means TreasurerBoy
LenaA short of Helen, meaning a torch, or Hindu for a Tender and devoted womanGirl
MajaShe who is splendidGirl
MariaVariation of Mary or Miriam which means Bitter or Wished-for childGirl
NicholasThe conqueror of the nation.Boy
SophieShe is wise and cleverGirl
SzymonA man who hears everythingBoy
WojciechHe who is happy in battleBoy
ZuzannaLatvian form of Suzanna, meaning lily.Girl
AdorjanPerson from Hadria (Latin Origin); A variant of AdrianBoy
AdreanLatin - Man from Hadria; Dark One; A variant form of AdrianBoy
AdrianoLatin - Man from Hadria; Dark One; A variant form of AdrianBoy
AdrianusLatin - Man from Hadria; Dark One; A variant form of AdrianBoy
AdrienLatin - Man from Hadria; Dark One; A variant form of AdrianBoy
AdrionLatin - Man from Hadria; Dark One; A variant form of AdrianBoy
AdronLatin - Man from Hadria; Dark One; A variant form of AdrianBoy
AlohilaniBright skyBoy
AnatolOld Greek - Sunrise; East; A variant form of name is AnatoliBoy
AndrzejOld Greek - Male; Manly; Brave; Virility; A variant of name Andrew and AndreasBoy
AntekLatin - Priceless, Inestimable; A variant of name is AnthonyBoy
AntoninLatin - Priceless, Inestimable; A variant of name is AnthonyBoy
ArekHebrew - Enlighted; mountain of strength; A variant of name AaronBoy
ArtekCeltic - Stone, Bear; Germanic - Thor, The Eagle; A variant of name ArthurBoy
AugustynaPolish form of AugustinaGirl
AurekA bold, blond person; golden hairedBoy
AurelianAn emperor who is golden colored; broadmindedBoy
BakulaOne who says liesBoy
BalintThe name means strong and healthy.Boy
BarleyWoodland Clearing; Grower or Seller of BarleyBoy
BartholomeusFarmer's SonBoy
BasileRoyal; KinglyBoy
BazyliKinglyBoy
BeatrisVoyager through LifeGirl
BedrichA Peaceful RulerBoy
BendekBlessedBoy
BenedettoBlessed; Similar to Latin BenedictBoy
BeniaminoRight-hand Son; Similar to Benedict; Son of the Right HandBoy
BenoniSon of My Sorrow or PainBoy
BernaBear; Courageous; Brave Like a Bear; Strong BearGirl
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