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Bisera | The Beauty of Names

Bisera | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Slavic Gender: Female Meaning: "Pearl" Pronunciation: BIH-ser-uh, BEE-ser-uh Other Forms: Biserka I've been really into Slavi
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Which were the Most Popular Baby Names in Bulgaria in 2019? - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Which were the Most Popular Baby Names in Bulgaria in 2019? - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency | Name News | Scoop.it
Viktoria and Aleksandar were the most popular names for newborn babies in Bulgaria in 2019, according to data of the National Statistical Institute. Some 732 baby girls were given the most popular name in 2019.
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Popular Baby Names in Bulgaria, 2018 –

Popular Baby Names in Bulgaria, 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According preliminary data from Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute, the most popular baby names in the country in 2018 were Viktoria and Georgi. Here are Bulgaria’s top 10 girl names a…
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Ilian –

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Ilian is the Bulgarian and Romanian form of Elijah, a Hebrew male name meaning "my God is Yahweh" or "Yahweh is my God". Ilian is also an old Swedish form of German Ilgen via Gilgen, an Old High German form of Aegidius, a Latin male name meaning “young goat; kid” which comes from Ancient Greek aegis (shield; defense) via Ancient Greek aigis (goatskin) from a…
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Galina –

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Galina is the Russian and Bulgarian feminine form of Galenus, the Latin form of Ancient Greek Galenos meaning "calm, tranquil". In Greek mythology, Galene is a Nereid nymph who was the personification of calm seas. Nicknames: Galya (Russian), Gala (Russian), Gal (English), Gale (English), Lina (English) Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Galena (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Galene (Ancient Greek) Halina (Polish) Halyna (Ukrainian)…
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Viktoriya and Aleksandar are the most popular baby names of 2017 (in Bulgaria

Viktoriya and Aleksandar are the most popular baby names of 2017 (in Bulgaria | Name News | Scoop.it
Sofia. Viktoriya and Aleksandar are the most popular baby names of 2017, according to the data of the National Statistical Institute. Martin, Daniel and Viktor are all in the top 10 boys’ names along with traditional Bulgarian names like Georgi, Dimitar, Ivan and Nikola. In recent years names of Bulgarian khans and tsars like Boris, Kaloyan, Simeon and Asparuh have been gaining popularity. The most common Muslim names for boys in 2017 again are Emir and Mert.
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The Bulgarian top 10:

Boys

1. Aleksandar

2. Georgi

3. Martin

4. Dimitar

5. Ivan

6. Nikola

7. Daniel

8. Boris

9. Kaloyan

10. Viktor

 

Girls

1. Viktoriya

2. Mariya

3. Nikol

4. Raya

5. Aleksandra

6. Sofiya

7. Dariya

8. Simona

9. Gabriela

10. Ioana

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Valko

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Pinterest Origin: Bulgarian Вълко (Bulgarian) Valko Meaning: a Bulgarian masculine name meaning "wolf" derived from valk  (wolf).
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Philology fans, enjoy a little moment with this name. Yup, it's cognate with "wolf".

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e-Onomastics: Bulgarian Names of Eastern Languages Origin

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It looks like quite a treaure trove if you read Bulgarian.

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A primer on Bulgarian names

My Kevorkian family settled in Vratsa, Bulgaria after surviving the Armenian Genocide, and their three children (Rebecca, Levon, and Shavash) lived there till 1942, when they managed to come to Ame...
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Most popular baby names in Bulgaria – Georgi, Viktoria

Most popular baby names in Bulgaria – Georgi, Viktoria | Name News | Scoop.it
Sofia. Some 1,118 (3.55%) of the newborn baby boys in Bulgaria have been named Georgi in 2013, while the most popular name among the newborn baby girls was Viktoria – 877 babies (2.9%), shows the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI).
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Tervel

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Origin: Bulgarian Тервел Meaning: unknown Gender: masculine (TAIR-vel) The name is of unknown etymology. It was borne by an 8th-century Bulgarian khan of the Dulo Clan who was given the title of Caesar by Justinian II, the first known foreign ruler to receive such a distinction in Byzantine history. Other forms include Tarvel, Terval, and…
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Zora: Baby Name of the Day

Zora: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Zora takes Nora, Cora, and Aurora to the next level. A literary name with an appealing meaning, it makes a great girls name that's just slightly surprising.
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Valko –

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Valko is a Bulgarian male name meaning "wolf" via Bulgarian valk вълк meaning "wolf" which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Valko is also a surname which seems to be derived from a pet form of Czech and Slovak Valentin via Latin Valens meaning "strong, healthy, vigorous"; or from Hungarian Valér, from Latin valerius meaning "to be strong". It could also…
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Popular Baby Names in Bulgaria, 2017 –

Popular Baby Names in Bulgaria, 2017 – | Name News | Scoop.it
Viktoria and Aleksandar were the most popular baby names in Bulgaria in 2017.
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Yuliana –

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Yuliana is the Russian, Bulgarian, and Indonesian form of Juliana, the feminine form of Julian which is the English form of Iulianus (or Julianus), an Ancient Roman family name meaning “belonging to Julius”, Julius a name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be derived from Greek ioulos meaning “downy-bearded”, implying someone who was youthful, though it could also be related to Iovis, the…
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Aleksandâr en Viktoria zijn de populairste voornamen van Bulgarije = Aleksandâr and Viktoria are the top names in Bulgaria 2016

Bulgaarse kinderen kregen in 2016 het vaakst de voornamen Aleksandâr en Viktoria. Viktoria stond in 2015 ook bovenaan, Aleksandâr wisselt van plaats met Georgi
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Popular Baby Names in Bulgaria, 2016

Viktoria and Aleksandar were the most popular baby names in Bulgaria in 2016.
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Kaloyan - interesting name!

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Zaharina

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Origin: Bulgarian, Macedonian Захарина (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Meaning: the Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of Zechariah meaning "Yahweh remembers". Zara and Zaharinka are diminutive forms of the name while Zahari is the Bulgarian male form of the name.
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My favorite forms of Elizabeth

The English name Elizabeth has been steadily popular pretty much forever. It's a solid, established classic that sounds mature and professional, works on any age, doesn't date the bearer, ages very well, and is probably one of two names with by far the most nicknames to choose from (the other name being Katherine, of course).…
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Raya

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Somebody please use the combo Raya Sunshine. It would be seriously amazing. And I want that to be my name. ---
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Failing that, Raya Hope?

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Popular Baby Names in Bulgaria, 2013 - Nancy's Baby Names

Viktoria and Georgi were the most popular baby names in Bulgaria in 2013.
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Georgi, Maria Most Popular Personal Names in Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Georgi, Maria Most Popular Personal Names in Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency | Name News | Scoop.it
Georgi and Maria continue to be the most common personal names among Bulgarians, according to data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI). At the same time, the most popular baby names are Georgi and Viktoria.
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And now for something a bit different: statistics from Bulgaria.

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