In Polish culture, it is quite normal for people to have three to four formal names: a first name, a middle name and a polish surname or two.
Common Polish first names usually come from the Bible or from the Slavic culture. As times and cultural influences change, so do the names we give to our children.
When in Poland, you will most likely across name Polish girl names like Anna, Maria and Polish boy names like Piotr and Krzysztof.
Polish names also have the tendency of having common knowledge nicknames or diminutives. The perfect example here is Ola - which is a short for Aleksandra. And although Poland’s culture is a bit more formal than of other Slavic countries, introducing yourself by your name’s nickname is not unusual nor is it looked upon as being disrespectful.
The culture of a Name Day is also strong in Poland. It never changes it’s date. In case there are few days in the calendar with the same name, the one to be celebrated is the first one that comes after the person's birthday. Some people don’t celebrate it at all. Some celebrate it in the same capacity as they would on their birthday.
So if you are just looking to the most common Polish first names and their meanings, or you are exploring a name for your Polish baby, here is a list of popular Polish first names to help you out!
Looking for the most common Polish first names for males? Here they go:
Here are the most common Polish first namesfor females.
Now, do you know the meaning of your name and how common it is?
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