251 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.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
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
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
AlohilaniBright skyBoy
AmeliaThe one who is industrious, hard working and fertileGirl
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
AntoniLatin - 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
BernardetteStrong; Brave BearGirl
BernhardinaBrave Like a Bear; Strong BearGirl
BertyHigh-born; Brilliant; Shining BrightlyUnisex
BetzalelIn God's ShadowBoy
BiankaWhite; Shining; Fair; House; God's Promise; God is My Oath; A Similar to the French BlancheGirl
BinakEye; VisionBoy
BirgerRescue; To Save; To Help; To ProtectBoy
BlaithinFlower; Little; BlossomGirl
BogdiBogdi is a derivative of Bogdan and means given by God.Boy
BogumilOne who is dear to GodBoy
BoguslavGod's gloryBoy
BoguslawaShe who brings glory to GodGirl
BolekTo achieve great gloryBoy
BonifacyA man whose faith is goodBoy
BorysOne who is a short snow lepardBoy
Bozenadivinegirl
BradaAn ukaranian surname; affectionate and compassionate beingBoy
BronislawA protector of gloryBoy
BronislawaA woman who protects the gloryGirl
BronyaA woman who gives protectionGirl
BrydaA holderof great power and strenghtGirl
BrygaThe one who is exaltedGirl
BrygidA praised manGirl
BrygidaOne who is highly esteemedGirl
CasimirOne who brought peaceBoy
CasimiraShe who proclaimed peaceGirl
CelestynPerson from heavenUnisex
CezaryVariant of Caesar; they are hairy and cut out of wombBoy
ChestiborBattle honorBoy
CzeslawGlory; stableBoy
DaiyaA gift from GodGirl
DemianOne who can be tamed and polishedBoy
DobryIn Polish the word Dobry means GoodBoy
DorotaOne who has bright mindGirl
EdekA guardian of property; owner of many spearsBoy
EdmundaOne who has prosperity; name of a kingBoy
EdythA rare and wonderful giftgirl
EdythaA neat and wealthy presentGirl
Elwirathis name means white.Girl
Elzbietathis means my god is bountiful or god of plenty.Girl
Emerykthis name has the meaning work power.Boy
Emerythit means an industrious leader with work power.Unisex
Eryksomeone who is a ruler for eternity.Boy
Erykaa feminized word which means someone who rules for eternity.Girl
Eugeniusza Polish word meaning high born or nobility.Boy
EwaShe who brings life to everythingGirl
EwelinaOne who is desiredGirl
FelaA lucky womanGirl
FelciaA lucky ladyGirl
FelicjanA man of good fortuneBoy
FeliksA lucky and successful manBoy
FerdynandOne who stars a brave journeyBoy
FilA person who loves horsesBoy
FilipA horse lover (Spanish)Boy
FranciszekIt refers to a Frenchman or 'the free one'Boy
FurmanA driver of a horse-cart for deliveryBoy
GabryjelGod is my shelter.Boy
GenekPolish accent of gene (upper class birth)Boy
GenowefaPolish accent of Genevieve (Wave that reflects white color)Girl
GerekVariant of Gerald (ruling by spear)Boy
GertrudWho holds a spear for huntingBoy
GertrudaThe person who is having power as a sharp spear.Girl
GizelaGizela means Plegde, OathGirl
GosiaThey have responsible and reserve nature.They love music,litrature,drama and fun.Girl
HainrichRuler of a place, Home RulerBoy
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