123 Slovene Baby Names For Boys And Girls

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Slovene is an Indo-European language, belonging to the family of South Slavic languages. Slovene baby names represent the depth and beauty of this language. Spoken by over two million people in the world, Slovene is one of the few languages that has preserved the grammatical number from Proto-Indo-European. The country Slovenia has had a turbulent history. It has been a part of many different nations and empires (1), which is why the Slovene first names have cultural influences from all over the world. As for the surname, Slovenians follow a standard, European naming convention. But they do not follow the patronymic system, which is common in Eastern European countries. But you will still find the existence of remnants of this system in some of their surnames, take Johnson for example. Most of the Slovenian family names end with –eč or –ič. Women adopt the family name of the husband after the wedding. Also, titles like Gospod (Mr), Gospa (Mrs), and Gospodicna (Miss) are used in conjunction with the family name. The Slovene names are rooted in culture and history. These names reflect the values and virtues idealized by the language. Despite a bitter past, the natives are determined to lead an optimistic life. These traditional names ensure that their modern generations are deeply connected with their roots. Inspired by their picturesque landscape and long flowing rivers, these names symbolize the natural beauty of the country. For Slovenians, names signifying human values of strength, courage, and determination are aplenty. This connects the youth to the older generation that fought and persevered through tough times to protect their culture and heritage. So if you want to find a unique name for your baby, you may go for Slovene names. Search through our unique collection of Slovene baby boy and girl names below. To get complete details, just click on the name.

NameGenderMeaning
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Alfonz
Baby Boy Sign Boy Slovene form of Alfonso; Noble and ready
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Alojz
Baby Boy Sign Boy Famous Warrior
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Alojzij
Baby Boy Sign Boy Noble warrior
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Alojzija
Baby Girl Sign Girl War; Battle
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Amadej
Baby Boy Sign Boy To love God
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Ana
Baby Girl Sign Girl Favor; Grace; Merciful
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Andrej
Baby Boy Sign Boy Male; Manly; Brave; Virility; A variant of name Andreas
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Andreja
Baby Boy Sign Boy Croatian form of Andrew; Manly or masculine
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Anej
Baby Boy Sign Boy Praise; Variant of Aeneas
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Anton
Baby Boy Sign Boy Priceless
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Antonija
Baby Girl Sign Girl Worthy of praise; Priceless; Another form of Antonia
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Anze
Baby Boy Sign Boy God is gracious; Variant of Janez
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Apolonija
Baby Girl Sign Girl Strength
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Avgust
Baby Boy Sign Boy Great
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Barbara
Baby Girl Sign Girl Stranger; Foreigner
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Bogomir
Baby Boy Sign Boy God is great
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Bojan
Baby Boy Sign Boy One who fights in battles
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Bojana
Baby Girl Sign Girl She who is a fighter in the battles
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Bor
Baby Boy Sign Boy Pine tree
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Borut
Baby Boy Sign Boy Diminutive of Boris, meaning snow leopard
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Bostjan
Baby Boy Sign Boy Short form of Sebastjan; From Sebaste
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Bozo
Baby Boy Sign Boy Divine
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Branislav
Baby Boy Sign Boy Protection of glory
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Budimir
Baby Boy Sign Boy To make peace
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Cirilla
Baby Girl Sign Girl Master; Lord
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Cvetka
Baby Girl Sign Girl Blossom; Flower
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Cvetko
Baby Boy Sign Boy Masculine form of Cvetka, meaning blossom
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Damijan
Baby Boy Sign Boy A tamer
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Damjan
Baby Boy Sign Boy To tame
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Danijela
Baby Girl Sign Girl God is my judge
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Dimitrij
Baby Boy Sign Boy Slovene form of Demetrius; Mother earth
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Domen
Baby Boy Sign Boy Belonging to a lord
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Doroteja
Baby Girl Sign Girl Gift of God
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Dragica
Baby Girl Sign Girl Precious; Valuable
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Enej
Baby Boy Sign Boy Praise
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Engeleis
Baby Girl Sign Girl Angel
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Enota
Baby Girl Sign Girl A Slovenian word for someone born on Easter
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Erazem
Baby Boy Sign Boy Beloved
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Fabijan
Baby Boy Sign Boy Slovene form of Fabianus; Bean
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Franc
Baby Boy Sign Boy Refers to a Frenchman; independent and noble
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Friderik
Baby Boy Sign Boy Peaceful ruler
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Gregorija
Baby Boy Sign Boy To watch
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Hedwig
Baby Boy Sign Boy Fighter or warrior
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Ignacij
Baby Boy Sign Boy Slovene form of Ignatius; Fire
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Inesa
Baby Girl Sign Girl She who is kind and innocent
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Ingvar
Baby Boy Sign Boy Warrior
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Irena
Baby Girl Sign Girl A variant of Irene; Peace
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Ivan
Baby Girl Sign Girl Yahweh is gracious
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Izidor
Baby Boy Sign Boy Slovene form of Isidore; Gift of Isis
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Jadran
Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is named after the Adriatic sea
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Jadranka
Baby Girl Sign Girl A woman named after the Adriatic sea
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Jagoda
Baby Girl Sign Girl A girl sweet as a strawberry
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Jaka
Baby Girl Sign Girl A very strong woman
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Janez
Baby Boy Sign Boy God's gracious gift
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Jernej
Baby Boy Sign Boy Slovene form of Bartholomew; Son of Talmai
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Jerneja
Baby Girl Sign Girl Slovene feminine form of Bartholomew; Son of Talmai
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Joze
Baby Boy Sign Boy To add; Increase
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Jozef
Baby Boy Sign Boy Jehovah will increase
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Katica
Baby Girl Sign Girl Slovene form of Catherine meaning pure
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Klavdija
Baby Girl Sign Girl She who is lame and a cripple
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Klemen
Baby Boy Sign Boy Slovene form of Clemens, meaning mild or merciful
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Klementina
Baby Girl Sign Girl Merciful; Gentle
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Lenart
Baby Boy Sign Boy Lion; Slovene form of Leonard
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Lidija
Baby Girl Sign Girl She who is from an ancient Kingdom of Lydia
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Ljerka
Baby Girl Sign Girl Lily flower
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Lojze
Baby Boy Sign Boy Short form of Alojz; He who is famous in war or battle
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Lovenia
Unisex Baby Sign Unisex Beloved; Loved one
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Lovrenc
Baby Boy Sign Boy Slovene form of Laurentius; From Laurentum
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Maja
Baby Girl Sign Girl She who is splendid
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Marica
Baby Girl Sign Girl A child who was wished for
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Marija
Baby Girl Sign Girl A woman of the sea of sorrows
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Marijan
Baby Boy Sign Boy Male
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Marjan
Baby Boy Sign Boy A small pearl
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Marko
Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is manly but tender
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Mateja
Baby Boy Sign Boy God's Gift
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Matic
Baby Boy Sign Boy Gift of the Lord
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Matuc
Baby Boy Sign Boy A variant of Matthias; Intellectual
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Metod
Baby Boy Sign Boy Slovene form of Methodius, meaning method
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Miha
Baby Boy Sign Boy Who is like God
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Mirko
Baby Boy Sign Boy Peace; World
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Mladen
Baby Boy Sign Boy Young
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Mojca
Baby Girl Sign Girl The beloved one
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Natasa
Baby Girl Sign Girl Born on Christmas day
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Nejc
Baby Boy Sign Boy Pet form of Jernej; Son of Talmai
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Nevenka
Baby Girl Sign Girl Marigold
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Nina
Baby Girl Sign Girl Little girl; God is gracious
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Nives
Baby Girl Sign Girl Snowy
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Ozbej
Baby Boy Sign Boy Slovene form of Ozwald, meaning 'power or ruler'.
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Pepca
Baby Girl Sign Girl A form of Jozefa; God will increase
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Peter
Baby Boy Sign Boy Rock; Stone
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Polona
Baby Girl Sign Girl Belonging to Apollo
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Pribislav
Baby Boy Sign Boy Broken glory
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Radana
Baby Girl Sign Girl Happy; Willing
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Razivia
Baby Girl Sign Girl A form of Ziva, meaning alive
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Renatta
Baby Girl Sign Girl A woman who was born again
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Rihard
Baby Boy Sign Boy Powerful or hardy ruler; Slovene form of Richard
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Rok
Baby Boy Sign Boy Rest; A variant of the Italian name Rocco
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Rosalija
Baby Girl Sign Girl Rose
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Rozalija
Baby Girl Sign Girl A woman who is like the beautiful rose
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Sebastijan
Baby Boy Sign Boy Slovene form of Sebastianus; From Sebaste
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Slovene baby names are rooted in Slovenian history. These names may be influenced by frequent foreign invasion of the country but they still hold the essence of a traditional name. These names are versatile and will make your baby stand out in the crowd. Meaningful and authentic, Slovene names can help parents keep their child connected to their family and cultural heritage. Parents opt for these names hoping their children might take forward their Slovenian legacy. So browse through the list and take your pick.

Infographic: Authentic Slovene Names For Babies

Coming from a past of struggles, the Slovenians carry a lot of pride and respect for their history. This is depicted in their baby names, which are a link between the modern youth and their ancestors. The infographic below can help you get acquainted with these unique Slovene names.

traditional slovene names for babies (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a popular name in Slovenia?

In Slovenia, popular names for 2021 were Ema (Slovene version of Emma) and Filip (Slovene version of Philip). Other popular girl names include Zala, Mia, Julija, and Hana, while popular boy names include Luka, Nik, Mark, and Jakob.

2. What are the traditional names in Slovenia?

Slovenian names that have been used for a long time have Slavic roots and represent the country's cultural heritage. Some common traditional names for boys in Slovenia are Matija, Jurij, Andrej, and Franc. For girls, traditional Slovenian names include Ana, Katarina, Tjaša, Marija, and Maja.

3. How can I incorporate my Slovenian heritage into my baby's name?

To include your Slovenian heritage in your baby's name, pick a traditional Slovenian name that shows your cultural roots or select a name from Slavic origins. You can also explore significant Slovenian words or symbols that represent your heritage and use them as inspiration when choosing your baby's name.

4. What are some modern trends in Slovene baby naming, and how have they evolved recently?

Names traditionally used by the older generation are no longer in use as Slovenian parents prefer short and sweet names for their children. The exceptions to this are evergreen names such as Ana and Maja, which are still common. Many newer names that have entered the Slovene dictionary are foreign names translated into Slovenian.

References

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  1. A short history of Slovenia.
    https://www.gov.si/en/news/2021-04-14-a-short-history-of-slovenia/
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