Bulgarian Names

Male Names
  • Aleksandar (Greek) - Defending men [English and Slovak speaking countries]
  • Anton (Latin) - N/A [Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, English, German, Romanian and Russian speaking countries]

    This is the Russian form of Antony.

    The name has been borne by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov and Austrian composer Anton Webern.

  • Milan (Czech) - Dear; beloved [Bulgarian, Czech, English, Polish, Serbian, Slovak and Russian speaking countries]

    Short form of Slavic names such as Miloslav, beginning with the element 'mil' (gracious).

    Milan is also the main city of northern Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy.
    Milan's name comes from the Celtic Medelhan, meaning "in th

  • Nikola (Greek) - Victory of the people [Croatian, English and Serbian speaking countries]
  • Nikolai (Greek) - Victory of the people [Bulgarian and English speaking countries]
  • Pavel (Latin) - Small; humble [Bulgarian, Czech, English and Russian speaking countries]
  • Stefan (Greek) - Crown [English speaking countries]
  • Valentin (Latin) - Healthy, strong [English and French speaking countries]
  • Viktor (Latin) - Victor [English speaking countries]
Female Names
  • Kalina (Russian) - Rowan tree [Bulgarian and English speaking countries]

    Bulgarian name, meaning "rowan tree".

  • Margarita (Greek) - Pearl [Bulgarian, English, Greek, Lithuanian, Spanish and Russian speaking countries]

    Latin form from the Greek 'margarites' meaning "pearl".
    Latinate form of Margaret.

    This is also a Spanish word meaning "daisy flower".

  • Marina (Latin) - From the god Mars [Bulgarian, English, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish and Russian speaking countries]

    A feminine form of the Roman family name Marinus.

    The name is derived from Marius (from the god Mars), but is identical to the Latin adjective 'marinus' meaning "of the sea", and therefore commonly associated to it.

    Marina is

  • Mila (Latin) - Rival; emulating [African, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, English, Polish, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili and Russian speaking countries]

    Mila is a pet form of various names in eastern European languages, including the Czech Miloslava and Dobromila, the Polish Kamill and Emilia and the Russian Ludmilla. It is also used in Spanish for Emelia.

    It is also the Serbian and Bulgari

  • Olga (German) - Holy [Bulgarian, Croatian, English, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Russian and Armenian speaking countries]

    Olga is the Russian form of the name Helga or comes from the male name, Oleg.

    St. Olga was a 10th century saint.

  • Raina (Latin) - Queen [Bulgarian and English speaking countries]

    Variant transcript of Rayna, Bulgarian form of Regina or Radka.
    It may also be taken as a feminine form of Rainer; or a variant of Reina.

  • Raya (Hebrew) - Friend [Bulgarian, English and Hebrew speaking countries]

    Hebrew female name, meaning "friend".

    Raya can also be a pet form of the Bulgarian Rayna.
    The Indian title Raya is related to Raja.

  • Rayna (Latin) - Queen [Bulgarian, English and Russian speaking countries]

    Bulgarian form of Regina.
    It may also be a feminine form of Rayno, Bulgarian variant of Radko.

  • Veronika (Greek) - Victory bringer [English speaking countries]
  • Violeta (Latin) - Violet [English speaking countries]
Gender Neutral Names
  • Ana (Hebrew) - Grace; favour [Bulgarian, Croatian, English, Hindi, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian and Spanish speaking countries]

    As a masculine name Ana is the Malayalam for 'elephant'. As a feminine name it is derived from Anna (ultimately Hannah) and used in Bulgaria, Croatia, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Spain. It is also used in English-speaking countries.


  • Angel (Greek) - Messenger [Bulgarian, English and Spanish speaking countries]

    Angel is used mostly as a masculine name among Spanish-speaking communities, and mostly as a feminine name in English-speaking communities. The Spanish name is pronounced "ahn HEL," while the English version is pronounced "AYN jel")


  • Anna (Hebrew) - Grace; favour [Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Slovak and Armenian speaking countries]

    In a greater part of the world seen as a Latinate form of Hannah and used on females.

    On the Indian subcontinent it is considered masculine and derived from the Sanskrit, meaning 'grain'. There was also a king of East Anglia named Anna.