Baby Names

301 Polish Names & Interesting Versions From Around The World

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Overview

Are you looking for Polish names for your baby? These can be cool and unique names for your little one, especially because they usually have spellings that aren’t commonly used in the US.

Polish people typically have baby names based on gender, usually differentiated by an “-a” at the end of baby girl names. Most of the time, Polish baby boy names end with a consonant or any other vowel except “a.”

The consonants “k” and “w” are also commonly used. For example, “Anna” is spelled as “Anka,” while “Veronica” becomes “Weronikia.”

You might also notice plenty of names ending in “-ek,” such as “Janek” for “John” and “Franciszek” for “Francis.”

Others are spelled with multiple consonants in succession (e.g., “Nadezhda” for “Nadia” and “Zygmunt” for “Sigmund”).

We share below 301 unique or popular names for girls, including some interesting Polish versions of choices from around the world.

 

Polish Baby Names For Boys & Girls (By Category)

What Are Typical Polish Names?

  1. Agnieszka (Polish girl name) – “Holy,” “pure,” or “chaste”; version of the Greek girl name “Agnes” and pronounced as “ag-nee-yesh-ka”
  2. Aurek (Polish boy name) – “Blond”
  3. Bronya (Polish and Russian girl name) – “Protection” or “armor”; often spelled as “Bronia” in Poland
  4. Casimir (English, Latin, Slavic, and French boy name) – “Destroyer of peace”; popular name among Polish kings
  5. Janek (Polish and Estonian boy name) – “God is gracious”; variant of the English name “John”
  6. Kalina (Polish, Bulgarian, and Hawaiian girl name) – Flower name meaning “viburnum”; spelling variations include “Kalena,” “Kalene,” and “Kaline”
  7. Lech (Polish and Czech boy name) – “A Pole (person from Poland)”; he’s the Poles’ mythical father and the brother of Czech and Rus, according to legend
  8. Zbigniew (Polish and Slavic boy name) – “To dispel anger”; pronounced as “s-big-neff”
  9. Zoja (Polish and ancient Greek name for girls, pronounced as “zo-ya”) – “Life”; variant of “Zoe”

 

What Are Cool & Popular Polish Names For A Girl?

  1. Aldona (Polish, Lithuanian, and German girl name) – “Noble” and “honorable”
  2. Alina (Polish, Romanian, and Russian name for girls) – Name that means “light” (bearer of light), “shining,” or “merry”; variant of “Eileen”
  3. Aniol (Polish) – Angel name meaning “messenger of God”; variant of “Angel” or “Angela”
  4. Delja (Polish, Old Greek, and Portuguese) – “Daughter of the sea”; it can also be a mermaid name
  5. Eda (English, Turkish, and German name) – “Well-mannered” and “wealthy”; can also be a pet name or nickname for “Edith”
  6. Ela (Polish) – “Serene” and “noble”; can be a variation of the Italian girl name “Ella”
  7. Eliza (Polish, English, and German) – “God is my oath”; can be a short form of the Hebrew biblical girl name “Elizabeth”
  8. Felka (Polish and Latin) – “Lucky”; a variant of the English name “Felicity” 
  9. Ina (Polish and Latin) – “Feminine suffix”; can also mean “home” or “to entertain” as an Anglo-Saxon girl name
  10. Inka (Polish) – “Goddess” or “ancestor”; can also mean “light,” “shining,” “torch,” and “bright” as a variant of the Greek name “Helena”
  11. Michalina (Polish and Hebrew) – “Who is like God?”; also an angel name and female Polish variant of the biblical boy name “Michael”
  12. Renia (Polish and Latin) – “Born again” or “reborn little one”; some parents might consider this a rainbow baby name
  13. Tola (Polish) – “Priceless,” “prospering,” or “flourishing”; also means scarlet red as a Hebrew name

 

What Are Common Polish Male Names?

  1. Antoni (Polish, Latin, Catalan, and Welsh) – “Priceless one”
  2. Bronislaw (Polish and Slavic) – Warrior name meaning “glorious defender” or “weapon of glory”; pronounced as “bro-nis-laf”
  3. Estek (Polish) – “Sincere”
  4. Inek (Polish, Latin, and German boy name) – “Honored friend” or “warrior friend”
  5. Jarek (Polish and Slavic name) – Nature name meaning “spring”
  6. Konrad (Polish, German, and Scandinavian) – Powerful name meaning “brave counsel”
  7. Maciej (Polish, pronounced as “maa-chey”) – “Gift of God”; variant of the Hebrew biblical name “Matthew”
  8. Makary (Polish and Greek boy name) – “Supremely blessed,” “fortunate,” or “loved by God”
  9. Teos (Polish and Greek) – “Gift of God”
  10. Wojciech (Polish and Slavic) – “Warrior”; pronounced as “vo-jek”
  11. Zygi (Polish) – “Peace,” “protection,” or “victory”

 

Brave & Powerful Polish Names

  1. Aleksander (Polish and Greek boy name) – “Man’s defender”; also spelled as “Aleksandr”
  2. Aleksandra (Polish and Greek girl name) – “Defender of the people”
  3. Arturek (Polish and Old Norse boy name) – “Bear man,” “courageous,” or “noble”; variant of “Arthur” and can also mean “a follower of Thor”
  4. Emilia (Polish, Latin, and German girl name) – “Rival,” “strive,” “excel,” or “hardworking”
  5. Minka (Polish and Teutonic, a Germanic language) – Girl name meaning “with a gilded helmet,” “strong,” and “resolute”; can also be a nickname or shorter form of “Wilhelmina”

 

Rare & Forgotten Polish Names

  1. Dzirżyterg (Polish boy name) – “Stronghold”; pronounced as “zer-zi-derr”
  2. Gniewomir (Polish and Slavic boy name) – “One who calms anger”; pronounced as “knee-vo-mir”
  3. Rysio (Polish and German boy name) – “Powerful leader” or “power and brave commander”; a form of “Richard”
  4. Stręgobór (Polish and Italian boy name) – “Ring battle”; also a witchy name meaning “sorcerer” and used as the character name for a wizard and illusionist in “The Witcher” series

 

Polish Versions Of Names From Around The World

  1. Alicja (Polish girl name) – “Noble”; variant of the German name “Alicia”
  2. Anastazja (Polish girl name) – “Reborn” or “resurrection”; variant of the Russian and Greek fantasy name “Anastasia” or “Annastacia”
  3. Andrzej (Polish boy name) – “Warrior” or “manly”; variant of “Andrew”
  4. Anka (Polish, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, and Slavic girl name) – Name that means “grace”; version of “Anna”
  5. Arek (Polish, Scandinavian, and German boy name) – “High mountain” and “exalted”; variant of the Hebrew name “Aaron”
  6. Atka (Polish and Old Greek girl name) – “Honorable,” “kind,” and “good”; version of the English, German, and Italian name “Agatha”
  7. Cela (Polish girl name) – “Rock”; variation of “Sela” or “Cella”
  8. Celek (Polish girl name) – Latinized version of the Greek goddess name “Selene” (the goddess of the moon)
  9. Cesia (Polish girl name) – “Blind” or “sixth”; variant of the Latin and Proto Indo-European girl name “Cecilia”
  10. Danuta (Polish girl name) – “God is “my judge”; feminine variant of the Hebrew boy nameDaniel
  11. Eleonora (Polish, Dutch, German, and Italian girl name) – “Shining light”; variation of the Greek and French girl name “Eleanor”
  12. Eryk (Polish boy name) – “Eternal ruler”; variant of the Old Norse and Scandinavian boy name “Eric”
  13. Filip (Polish, Swedish, and Norwegian name for boys) – “Lover of horses”; variant of the Greek boy name “Philip”
  14. Hieronimos (Polish, Latin, and ancient Greek boy name) – “With a sacred name”; variant of the English and French name “Jerome”
  15. Izabella (Polish, Italian, and Portuguese girl name) – “God’s promise”; variant of the Hebrew and Spanish girl name “Isabel”
  16. Izak (Polish boy name) – “Laughter”; variation of the Hebrew name “Isaac”
  17. Jakobe (Polish boy name) – “Supplanter”; variant of the Hebrew names “Jacob” and “James,” and can also be spelled as “Jakube”
  18. Janiusz (Polish boy name) – “Gateway”; variant of the Latin name “Janus” (the Roman god of gateways, time, beginnings, and transitions)
  19. Jerzy (Polish boy name) – Occupational name meaning “farmer”; a variant of the English and Greek name “George”
  20. Jolanta (Polish, Czech, Latin, and Greek girl name) – Color and girl plant name meaning “violet”
  21. Karol (Polish boy name) – “Free man”; variant of the German and Scandinavian boy name “Karl”
  22. Karolinka (Polish girl name) – “Free man”; feminine form of “Karl” and a variant of “Caroline”
  23. Katarzyna (Polish girl name) – “Pure” – variant of the Greek name “Catherine”
  24. Krysta (Polish and Scandinavian girl name) – “Follower of Christ”; feminine form of the Latin name “Christian
  25. Maksymilian (Polish boy name) – “The greatest”; variant of the Latin and Roman name “Maximilian”
  26. Marek (Polish, Czech, and Slovak boy name) – “Warlike” or “dedicated to Mars (the Roman god of war)”; variant of the Latin and English name “Mark”
  27. Melchior (Polish and Dutch boy name) – “King of light” or “city of the king”; variant of the Hebrew and Spanish name “Melchor”
  28. Moszek (Polish and Egyptian boy name) – “Delivered from the water”; variant of the Hebrew name “Moses” and can also be spelled as “Mosze”
  29. Nadezhda (Polish, Russian, and Slavic girl name) – “Hope”; variant of the English and Arabic girl name “Nadia” or “Nadya”
  30. Ola (Polish, Norwegian, and Swedish gender-neutral name) – “Ancestor’s relic”; variant of the Old Norse name “Olaf”
  31. Olek (Polish and Ukrainian boy name) – “Defender of the people”; variant of the Greek nonbinary name “Alex”
  32. Olesia (Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian girl name) – “Holy” or “blessed”; variant of the Scandinavian name “Olga” or the Old Norse name “Helga”
  33. Patryk (Polish and Latin boy name) – “Of noble origin”; variant of the Irish boy name “Padraig” or its English form “Patrick”
  34. Rafal (Polish boy name) – “God heals”; variant of the Hebrew name “Raphael”
  35. Rozycka (Polish and Hungarian girl name, pronounced as “ru-zee-kah”) – “Rose blossom” or “pretty rose”; variant of the Latin and French girl name “Rosalie,” which can also be spelled as “Rozalia”
  36. Ryszard (Polish boy name) – “Powerful ruler”; variant of “Richard”
  37. Serg (Polish and Russian boy name) – “Servant”; variant of the Latin and French boy name “Serge”
  38. Szymon (Polish boy name, pronounced as “she-mon”) – “God has heard”; variant of the ancient Greek and Hebrew boy name “Simon”
  39. Tedorik (Polish boy name) – “Gift of God”; a form of the ancient Greek name “Theodore”
  40. Tesa (Polish and English girl name) – “Friend of God” or “loved by God” as a variant of the English, German, and Greek name “Theresa”; can also mean “summer” or “to harvest” as a Portuguese and Spanish name 
  41. Tymek (Polish name for boys) – “God-fearing” or “honored by God”; variant of the Old Greek and English name “Timothy” and can also be spelled as “Tymoteusz”
  42. Ulryck (Polish boy name) – “Regal ruler” or “noble”; variant of the Old German name “Ulrick”
  43. Walenty (Polish boy name) – “Strong and healthy”; variant of the Latin and Roman unisex name “Valentine”
  44. Waleria (Polish girl name) – “Strength and health”; variant of the Latin and French name “Valerie”
  45. Zenon (Polish boy name) – “Host” or “gift of Zeus”; variant of the ancient Greek names “Zeno” and the Greek god name “Zeus”
  46. Zosia (Polish girl name) – “Wisdom”; variant of the popular girl name “Sophia” of Greek origin; also spelled as “Zosha”
  47. Zygmunt (Polish boy name) – “Conquering protection”; variant of English and German boy name “Sigmund”

 

Polish Nicknames & Pet Names

  1. Aleksy (Polish boy name) – “Defender of man”; variant of “Alexis” and can be a shorter form of “Alexander”
  2. Bron (Polish boy name) – “Glorious defender” or “weapon of glory” as a nickname for “Bronislaw”; can also mean “brown” or “dark” as an Anglo-Saxon or Old English boy name
  3. Jas (Polish boy name) – “Graced by God” as a variant of “John,” “supplanter” as a variant of “James,” or “treasurer” as a one-syllable form of the Persian and Arabic boy name “Jasper”
  4. Koby (Polish boy name) – “Supplanter” as a pet name for the Hebrew biblical name “Jacob” or “tortoise” as a variant of the black boy name “Kobe” of Swahili (African) origin
  5. Mina (Polish and Scottish girl name) – “Resolute protector” as a short form of the German girl name “Wilhelmina,” a name that means “love” as another German name, or “royalty” as a Greek name
  6. Teda (Polish, Spanish, Swedish, and Italian girl name) – “Gift of God”; pet name for the longer Greek girl name “Teodora”
  7. Zanna (Polish girl name) – “God is gracious” as a variant of the English name “Jane” or “lily” as a shorter form of “Susanna”; can also be spelled as “Zana”

 

Gender-Neutral Polish Names

  1. Marian (Polish, Czech, and Romanian unisex name) – Although commonly used as a girl name in the US, it’s considered in Poland as a gender-neutral form of “Marius” and “Marianus,” which mean “related to Mars (the Roman god of war)”
  2. Michal (Polish, Czech, and Slavic Sorbian boy name) – “Who is like God?”; biblical girl name considered as a Polish unisex name and variation of the angel name “Michael”
  3. Rye (Polish and English nonbinary name) – “Messenger” or “ cavalryman”; also a short form or nickname for “Ry-” names such as “Ryder,” “Ryland,” and “Ryley”

 

Polish Names From A To Z

Polish Names Starting With A

  1. Adok (Polish, Egyptian, and Latin boy name) – “Dark,” “from the Adriatic (Sea),” or “receives help from the gods”
  2. Agata (Polish, Swedish, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Russian, Serbian, and Italian girl name) – “Honorable” and “good”; variation of the Greek name “Agatha”
  3. Albek (Polish, Latin, and German boy name) – “Man from Alba” or “white”
  4. Albin (Polish, Czech, and Swedish boy name) – “White,” “brilliant,” or “bright”; variant of the English name “Alvin” or the Italian boy name “Albino”
  5. Alizala (Polish girl name) – “Noble-natured” as a variant of the German name “Adelaide” or the French name “Alice”; can also be spelled as “Alisia”
  6. Amalja (Polish and Gothic girl name) – “Diligent, “hardworking,” and “brave” as a variant of the German name “Amelia”; can also be spelled as “Amelja” or “Amelcia”
  7. Angelica (Polish, Italian, and Russian girl name) – “Angelic”; variant of the Latin and Greek name “Angela”
  8. Ania (Polish and Slavic girl name) – Name that means “grace” or “gracious”; a variant of the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew name “Anna”
  9. Anzelm (Polish boy name) – “Protected by God”; variant of the German name “Anselm”
  10. Apolinary (Polish gender-neutral name) – “Strength” or “belonging to Apollo (Greek god of the sun)

 

Polish Names Starting With B

  1. Bartos (Polish boy name) – “Son of furrows”; also means “son of Talmai” as a shorter form of the ancient Greek name “Bartholomaíos” or “Bartholomew”
  2. Basek (Polish boy name) – “Kingly”
  3. Basha (Polish, Yiddish, and Jewish girl name) – “Foreign woman”; also spelled as “Basia
  4. Bazyli (Polish boy name) – “Royal”; variant of the Greek name “Basil”
  5. Benek (Polish boy name) – “Blessed”; also a short form of the Latin and Germanic name “Benedict” or “Benedykt”
  6. Bernardyn (Polish and German boy name) – Powerful name meaning “brave as a bear”
  7. Berta (Polish, Czech, Italian, Hungarian, Slovene, Scandinavian, and Spanish girl name) – Name that means “light” (bright); variation of the Old High German name “Bertha”
  8. Bertek (Polish boy name) – “Noble” and “bright” or “nobly famous”
  9. Blanka (Polish, Czech, and Croatian girl name) – “White”; variation of the Italian name “Bianca” or the French girl name “Blanche”
  10. Blazek (Polish and Czech boy name) – “Lisp,” “stutter,” or “stammer” as a variant of the French boy name “Blaise”; despite the not-so-good name meaning, it’s still a popular choice to honor famous people such as French mathematician Blaise Pascal
  11. Brygida (Polish girl name) – “Power” or “virtue”; a variant of the Celtic goddess name “Brigid” or the English name “Bridget”

 

Polish Names Starting With C

  1. Carel (Polish boy name) – “Free man”; a variant of the Old German name “Carl”
  2. Celina (Polish and Portuguese girl name) – Name that means “moon” or “heavenly”; variant of the French name “Celine” or the Greek goddess name “Selene” (goddess of the moon)
  3. Clemenza (Polish girl name) – “Merciful,” “peaceful,” and “quiet”; variant of the Latin girl name “Clementine”

 

Polish Names Starting With D

  1. Daniella (Polish, Italian, and Czech girl name) – “God is my judge”; feminine version of the Hebrew boy nameDaniel” (also a biblical boy name)
  2. Dawid (Polish boy name) – Name that means “love” (beloved); variant of the Hebrew warrior name “David,” after the greatest king of Israel who killed the giant Goliath using a slingshot when he was a young boy
  3. Dionizy (Polish boy name) – Variant of the Greek god name “Dionysus” whose name means “god of wine”
  4. Dodek (Polish boy name) – “Gift” or “hero”
  5. Domotor (Polish boy name) – “Son of Demeter (Greek goddess of harvest and crops)”; also spelled as “Dometer”
  6. Donat (Polish boy name) – “Gift” or “given”
  7. Dorek (Polish boy name) – “Gift from God” 
  8. Dymitr (Polish boy name) – “Dedicated to Demeter”

 

Polish Names Starting With E

  1. Edda (Polish, Scandinavian, German, and Italian girl name) – “Poetry”; can also mean “grandmother” in Old Norse and Icelandic
  2. Edka (Polish girl name) – “Prosperous in war”
  3. Edyta (Polish girl name) – “Wealthy gift” or “the rich one”; variant of the Old English name “Edith”
  4. Egidiusz (Polish boy name) – Nature name meaning “kid (young goat)” or a warrior name meaning “protector,” or “shield-holder”; a variant of the ancient Greek name “Aegis” 
  5. Eleonara (Polish, Italian, German, and Dutch girl name) – “Bright” or “shining one”; variant of the Greek and French name “Eleanor”
  6. Elwira (Polish girl name) – “Truly foreign,” “white,” “beautiful,” or “truth”; variant of the German name “Elvira”
  7. Erta (Polish and German girl name) – “Bright and famous one”
  8. Eugeniusz (Polish boy name) – “Well-born” or “noble”; variant of the Greek and English name “Eugene,” the love interest of Disney princess Rapunzel in “Tangled
  9. Ewa (Polish girl name) – “Life”; variant of the Hebrew name “Eve”

 

Polish Names Starting With F

  1. Filipa (Polish girl name) – “Lover of horses”; variant of “Philippa,” the feminine form of the Greek boy name “Philip”
  2. Florek (Polish boy name) – “Flowering” or “dweller by the woods where flowers grow”; variant of the German and Roman name “Florian”
  3. Franciszek (Polish boy name) – “Frenchman” or “free man”; variant of the Latin and English name “Francis”
  4. Franus (Polish boy name) – “Frenchman” or “free man” as a variant of the German name “Frank”’ can also be spelled as “Franio”
  5. Fryderyk (Polish boy name) – “Peaceful ruler”; variant of the English name “Frederick” and German name “Friedrich”
  6. Frydryka (Polish girl name) – “Peaceful ruler”; variant of the Italian name “Frederica,” a feminine variant of “Frederick”

 

Polish Names Starting With G

  1. Gustave (Polish and Slavic boy name) – “Staff of God” or “famous guest”; variant of the German name “Gustave” or the Scandinavian name “Gustaw” 
  2. Gerek (Polish boy name) – “Ruling by spear”; version of the German name “Gerald”
  3. Grazyna (Polish girl name) – “Beautiful” or “grace”; variant of the Latin word name “Grace”
  4. Genowefa (Polish girl name) – Name that means “water” (white wave) or “white spirit”; also means “tribe woman” or “of the women race” as a variant of the French name “Genevieve”
  5. Gerwazy (Polish boy name) – “Warrior” or “spear”; variant of the Old German name “Gerald”
  6. Gotfryd (Polish boy name) – “Peaceful pledge” or “God’s peace”; variant of the Old High German and Old Norse name “Godfrey”
  7. Gizela (Polish, Czech, and Latvian girl name) – “Pledge” or “oath”; variant of the French fantasy name “Giselle”

 

Polish Names Starting With H

  1. Hania (Polish girl name) – “Grace” or “encampment”; variant of the Hebrew biblical girl name “Hannah”
  2. Henka (Polish girl name) – “Home ruler” or “bless the home”; feminine variant of “Henry,” an Old German boy name 
  3. Henryk (Polish boy name) – “Ruler of the home”; variant of “Henry”
  4. Heronim (Polish boy name) – “Sacred” as a variant of the English and Old Greek name “Jerome”; can also be spelled as “Hieronim”
  5. Holleb (Polish boy name) – “Dove”

 

Polish Names Starting With I

  1. Idzi (Polish boy name) – “Kid, young goat”; a version of the ancient Greek name “Aegis” 
  2. Ignacek (Polish boy name) – Name that means “fire” (fiery one), “rays of the sun,” or “born from the fire”; variant of the Spanish name “Ignacio”
  3. Ingvar (Polish and Slovenian boy name) – “Warrior”; variant of the Russian name “Igor”
  4. Ita (Polish, Yiddish, and Irish girl name) – “Thirst”
  5. Itka (Polish girl name) – “Prosperous”
  6. Iwo (Polish boy name) – Plant name meaning “yew”; variant of the French name “Yves”
  7. Iwonka (Polish girl name) – “Yew”; version of the French name “Yvonne”
  8. Iza (Polish and Spanish girl name) – “God is my oath” or “pledged to God”
  9. Izydor (Polish boy name) – “Throne gift”

 

Polish Names Starting With J

  1. Jacek (Polish boy name) – “Hyacinth flower”; also spelled as “Jacenty”
  2. Jadwiga (Polish girl name) – “Refuge in war”; variant of the German name “Hedwig”
  3. Jakub (Polish boy name) – “He who supplants”; variant of the Hebrew name “Jacob”
  4. Janeska (Polish girl name) – “God is gracious”; version of English and Scottish name “Jean”
  5. Janiuszek (Polish boy name) – Born in January; also spelled as “Januarius”
  6. Janka (Polish and Hungarian girl name) – “Jehovah is gracious”; variant of the English name “Jane”
  7. Jena (Polish girl name) – “Paradise”
  8. Joanka (Polish girl name) – “Yahweh is merciful”
  9. Jola (Polish girl name) – Variant of the color or girl plant name “Violet”
  10. Józefina (Polish girl name) – “The Lord adds”; variant of the French name “Josephine”
  11. Judyta (Polish girl name) – “Woman from Judea (a biblical place name)”; variant of the Hebrew name “Judith”
  12. Juliusz (Polish boy name) – “Youthful” or “downy-bearded”; version of the Greek name “Julius”
  13. Juri (Polish and Arabic boy name) – “Farmer” or “land-worker”; variant of the Greek name “George”
  14. Justyna (Polish and Latin girl name) – “Upright,” “righteous,” and “fair”; feminine variant of the Latin name “Justin”

 

Polish Names Starting With K

  1. Kacper (Polish boy name) – “Bringer of treasure”; variant of the Persian name “Casper” or “Jasper” and also spelled as “Kasper”
  2. Kamilka (Polish girl name) – “Young ceremonial attendant”; variant of the French name “Camille”
  3. Karolek (Polish boy name) – “Strong”
  4. Kasienka (Polish girl name) – “Beloved” or “pure”; variant of the Greek name “Catherine”
  5. Kaska (Polish girl name) – “Pure”; version of the English name “Katie”
  6. Kazimierz (Polish and Slavic boy name) – “Famous destroyer of peace”
  7. Kinga (Polish, Hungarian, and Slavic girl name) – “Brave”
  8. Klaudia (Polish, Hungarian, and Slavic girl name) – “Enclosure,” “limping,” and “lame”; variant of the Latin and Roman name “Claudia”
  9. Klaudiusz (Polish boy name) – “Lame” or “strong-willed”; variant of the Latin name “Claude”
  10. Klementyna (Polish girl name) – “Mild” and “merciful”; variant of the Latin name “Clementine”
  11. Konstancji (Polish boy name) – “Constant” as a variant of the French name “Constantine”; also spelled as “Konstantyn”
  12. Korneliusz (Polish boy name) – “Horn”; variation of the Latin name “Cornelius”
  13. Kristina (Polish and Scandinavian girl name) – “Anointed” or “a Christian”; variation of the Latin and French name Christine

 

Polish Names Starting With L

  1. Landislaus (Polish and Slavic boy name) – “Glorious rule”
  2. Laurka (Polish girl name) – “Crowned with laurels” or “victory”; variant of the Latin name “Laura”
  3. Lena (Polish, German, and Swedish girl name) – “Light,” “alluring,” “bright,” and “beautiful”
  4. Liljana (Polish girl name) – “God is my oath” or “lily”
  5. Lopa (Polish and Indian girl name) – “Learned” or “wife of a sage”
  6. Lucja (Polish girl name) – “Light of the day”; version of the Latin and English name “Lucy”
  7. Lutek (Polish boy name) – “Renowned warrior” as a version of the German and French name “Ludwig”; also spelled as “Ludwik”

 

Polish Names Starting With M

  1. Madzia (Polish girl name) – “Woman from Magdala”; version of the Hebrew name “Magdalena”
  2. Maja (Polish girl name) – “Splendid”
  3. Maksym (Polish and Ukrainian boy name) – “The greatest”; version of the Roman name “Maximus”
  4. Mandek (Polish boy name) – “Warrior”
  5. Marcia (Polish girl name) – “Warlike”; feminine variant of the Latin name “Mark”
  6. Martyna (Polish girl name) – “Follower of Mars”
  7. Masia (Polish girl name) – “Bitter”; version of the Hebrew name “Martha”
  8. Mateusz (Polish boy name) – “Gift of God”; version of the Hebrew name “Matthew”
  9. Maury (Polish boy name) – “Dark-skinned”; variant of the Latin name “Maurice,” the father of Disney princess Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”
  10. Mela (Polish and Hindi girl name) – “Religious service”
  11. Melcia (Polish and Teutonic girl name) – “Ambitious”
  12. Melka (Polish and Czech girl name) – “Dark”; also a name that means “water” (ford of the river) in Amharic
  13. Michalski (Polish boy name) – “Who is like God?”; version of the Hebrew name “Michael”
  14. Mikołaj – (Polish boy name) – “Victory of the people”; variant of the Greek name “Nicholas”
  15. Milla (Polish girl name) – “Young ceremonial attendant”; shorter version of the Italian name Camilla
  16. Miron (Polish boy name) – “Peace” or “myrrh (an aromatic spice)”

 

Polish Names Starting With N

  1. Nacek (Polish and Latin boy name) – Name that means “fire” (fiery one)
  2. Nadzia (Polish girl name) – “Hope”; variant of the Ukrainian name “Nadiya” or the Arabic name “Nadia”
  3. Narcyz (Polish boy name) – “Numbness”
  4. Nastka (Polish, Russian, Latvian, and Lithuanian boy name) – “Resurrection”; also spelled as “Nastusia” and a variant of the Greek name “Nastassia”
  5. Nelek (Polish boy name) – “A horn” 

 

Polish Names Starting With O

  1. Oliwjer (Polish boy name) – “Ancestor’s descendants”; variant of the Old Norse name “Oliver”
  2. Otek (Polish boy name) – “Fortunate” or “detailed and independent” as a variant of the Germanic name “Otto”; also spelled as “Onek,” “Otton,” or “Oton”
  3. Osmanek (Polish boy name) – “Godly protection” or “divine protector”; also a variant of the German name “Osmund”
  4. Otylia (Polish girl name) – “Prosperous in battle” or “wealthy”; variant of the German, Hebrew, and French name “Odette”

 

Polish Names Starting With P

  1. Patek (Polish and Jewish boy name) – Godfather
  2. Patryka (Polish boy name) – “Nobleman”; variant of the Latin name “Patrick”
  3. Paulin (Polish and Latin unisex name) – “Small” as a version of the Latin name “Paul” or the Roman surname (last name) “Paulus”; spelled “Pawlina” as a version of the French girl name “Pauline”
  4. Pawla (Polish girl name) – “Humble” or “small”; feminine version of the Latin boy name “Paul”
  5. Pela (Polish girl name) – “Of the sea”
  6. Pelcia (Polish girl name) – “Weaver”
  7. Petronela (Polish girl name) – “Stone” or “little rock”; feminine version of the Greek name “Peter”
  8. Philippa (Polish girl name) – “Lover of horses”; feminine variant of the French and Greek name “Philip”
  9. Pola (Polish girl name) – “Small and humble” or a flower name meaning “poppy” as an Arabic name

 

Polish Names Starting With Q

  1. Quast (Polish and German last name) – “Tassel” (pendent ornament) or “place overgrown with twigs”

 

Polish Names Starting With R

  1. Rachela (Polish girl name) – “Ewe (female sheep)” or “one with purity”; version of the Hebrew name “Rachel”
  2. Radoslaw (Polish and Slavic boy name) – “Loves peace” or “someone who celebrates happiness”
  3. Rafaly (Polish boy name) – “God heals”; variant of the Hebrew name “Rafael” or “Raphael”
  4. Rajmund (Polish boy name) – “Mighty” or “advisor and protector”; variant of the German name “Raymond”
  5. Reginy (Polish girl name) – “Queen”; variant of the Latin name “Regine”
  6. Roksana (Polish and Russian girl name) – “Bright” or “dawn”; variation of the Persian and Latin name “Roxane”
  7. Ryszardy (Polish boy name) – “Powerful ruler”; version of the Old German name “Richard”

 

Polish Names Starting With S

  1. Sabinka (Polish girl name) – “Of the Sabine tribe (ancient Italian people)” as a variant of the Latin name “Sabine”; also spelled as “Sabiny,” “Sabka,” and “Sabcia”
  2. Salamen (Polish boy name) – “Peace”; variant of the Hebrew name “Solomon”
  3. Salcia (Polish girl name) – “Princess”; version of the English name “Sally” or Hebrew name “Sarah”
  4. Saloma (Polish, Slovak, and Croatian girl name) – “Peace”; variation of the Hebrew name “Salome”
  5. Salvator (Polish and Latin boy name) – “Savior”
  6. Sergiusz (Polish boy name) – “Attendant”
  7. Sewek (Polish boy name) – “Servant of God”
  8. Seweryn (Polish boy name) – “Severe,” “serious,” or “stern”; variant of “Severus,” a witchy name for a strict professor in the “Harry Potter” series
  9. Silwia (Polish girl name) – “From the woods”; variant of the Latin name “Sylvia”
  10. Stanislaw (Polish and Slavic boy name) – “Someone who achieves glory or fame”; variants can include “Stanislav,” “Stanislaus,” and “Stasiak”
  11. Stefcia (Polish girl name) – “Crown”; variant of the Greek name “Stephanie” and can also be spelled as “Stefa”
  12. Sylwester (Polish boy name) – “Of the woods”; version of the Latin name “Sylvester”
  13. Szmon (Polish boy name) – “To be heard” or “to listen” as a variant of the Greek and Hebrew name “Simon”; also spelled as “Symon”
  14. Szymański (Polish boy name) – “Son of Symon”; can also be a middle name for boys

 

Polish Names Starting With T

  1. Tanek (Polish boy name) – “Immortal”
  2. Teodora (Polish, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish girl name) – “Gift of God”; feminine version of the ancient Greek and Old English boy name “Theodore”
  3. Teodorek (Polish boy name) – “Gift of God” as a variant of “Theodore”; also spelled as “Teodozji”
  4. Terenia (Polish girl name) – “To harvest” or “of the Earth”
  5. Tereska (Polish girl name) – “Late summer” or “the harvester”; variant of the French name “Therese”
  6. Titek (Polish boy names) – “Title of honor” or “strength”; variant of the Roman and Latin name “Titus”
  7. Tolek (Polish boy name) – “Gift of God”
  8. Tomsia (Polish girl name) – “Twin”; feminine variant of the Hebrew twin boy name “Thomas”
  9. Tonek (Polish boy name) – “Priceless one” or “wealthy”
  10. Tosia (Polish girl name) – “Highly praiseworthy”
  11. Truda (Polish girl name) – “A girl who fights for her country,” “spear strength,” or “fighting woman”
  12. Tymon (Polish boy name) – “Reward” or “honor”; variation of “Timon,” the meerkat in “The Lion King

 

Polish Names Starting With U

  1. Uriasz (Polish boy name) – “God is light”; version of the Hebrew name “Uriah”
  2. Urszula (Polish girl name) – “Little female bear”; variant of the Latin name “Ursula”

 

Polish Names Starting With V

  1. Valery (Polish girl name) – “Strength” and “health”; variation of the French girl name “Valerie”
  2. Valeska (Polish and Slavic girl name) – “Glorious ruler” or “splendid leader”; variation of “Valerie”

 

Polish Names Starting With W

  1. Walentyna (Polish girl name) – “Strong and healthy”; variation of the Roman and Italian name “Valentina”
  2. Warszawa (Polish girl name) – “The land of Warsz” or a place name for “Warsaw” in Poland; also used as a middle name for girls
  3. Wenczeslaw (Polish boy name) – “Glory of the Wends (various tribes in Europe)” or “greater glory”; variants include “Wienczylaw,” “Wienczyslav,” and “Waclaw”
  4. Weronikia (Polish girl name) – “True image”; variant of the Latin name “Veronica”
  5. Wictor (Polish boy name) – “Conqueror”; variant of the Latin name “Victor”
  6. Wiera (Polish girl name) – “Truth” or “belief”; version of the Latin virtue name “Vera”
  7. Wierka (Polish girl name) – “True” or “bearer of victory”
  8. Wincenty (Polish boy name) – “Victorious” or “to conquer”; variant of the Latin name “Vincent”
  9. Wit (Polish and Latin boy name) – “Full of life”; variant of the Italian name “Vito” or the Dutch and German name “Veit”
  10. Wlodzimirez (Polish boy name) – “Of great power” or “to rule with greatness”; variant of the Slavic and Russian name “Vladimir”

 

Polish Names Starting With X

  1. Xawery (Polish boy name) – “New house” as a version of the Arabic name “Xavier”; also spelled as “Ksawery”
  2. Xymena (Polish girl name) – “One who hears” or “heroine”; variant of the Hebrew name “Ximena”

 

Polish Names Starting With Y

  1. Yanna (Polish girl name) – “God is gracious”; version of the Greek name “Joanna”

 

Polish Names Starting With Z

  1. Zarek (Polish boy name) – “God protect the king”
  2. Zefiryn (Polish boy name) – “West wind” after “Zephyr,” the god of the west wind in Greek mythology
  3. Ziven (Polish boy name) – “Alive and vigorous” or “light of God”
  4. Zocha (Polish, Czech, and Ukrainian girl name) – “Wisdom” as a variation of “Sophia”; also spelled as “Zofia”
  5. Zuzanna (Polish girl name) – “Lily”; variant of the Egyptian and Persian name “Susanna”
  6. Zygfryd (Polish boy name) – “Peace of victory”; Germanic and Old Norse name “Siegfried”

 

Common & Popular Polish Last Names

You can also choose last names as middle names for your little one:

 

Typical Polish Family Names or Last Names

  1. Brzezinski (Polish and Hebrew) – “Birch tree”
  2. Dabrowski (Polish) – “Oak grove”
  3. Nowak (Polish) – “Newcomer”
  4. Ostrowski (Polish and Jewish) – “Island water meadow” or “from the river island”

 

Location-Related Last Names

  1. Krakowski (Polish and Jewish) – “Someone from the city of Krakow”

 

Occupational Last Names

  1. Kaczmarek (Old Polish) – “Innkeeper” 
  2. Slusarski (Polish) – “Locksmith”
  3. Wozniak (Polish) – “Clerk” or “city official”

 

Patronymic Polish Last Names

  1. Andrysiak (Polish) – Son of Andrzej (the Polish name for “Andrew”)

 

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