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What are the origins of the Polish name "Ciechosław"?


Karima 3 | 50  
13 May 2008 /  #1
Robert, Serwacy, Aaron, Magdalena, Piotr, Andrzej, Natalis, Gloria, Ciechosław[i][/i] - May 13, Polish Name Day

What is it? First time i hear!! lol
szarlotka 8 | 2205  
13 May 2008 /  #2
So come on are there any Ciechoslaws on here? Or any Coleslaws come to that.
Polonius3 983 | 12333  
14 May 2008 /  #3
Ciechosław is an extremely rare first name used today by only three people in Poland. Etymologically, this dithematic name comprises the roots ciech (joy) and sław (glory).

With regards to namedays, as citizens of a staunchly Catholic country, Poles have traditonally observed their imieniny (nameday) rather than birthdays. What with the ongoing McDonaldisaiton and Hollywoodisation of Poland that is becoming less common among youngsters and MTV types. The name day is the feastday of one's patron saint. Some people give their kids the name of the saint on whose feastday they were born. When that is not the case, it isi customary to celebrate the nameday closest to ones birthday. At nameday parties wishes are extended, the solenizant (person celebrating it) gets gifts, Sto Lat is sung to him or her, but there are no candles on the cake.

Presented below is an alphabetical listing of most common Polish given names and the days their owners celebrate their namedays. Some names such as Maria, Jan, Anna, Andrzej and others have several namedays, because more than one saint was thus named.

(Note: The Polish diacritics got lost in the transfer, but I'm sure most can guess the right ones.)
Adam - Dec. 24
Agata - Feb. 2
Albina - Dec. 16
Albina - Mar. 1
Alicja - June 21
Alina - June 17
Alfons - Aug. 1
Alojzy - June 21
Ambro¿y - Dec. 12
Anatol - July 3
Andrzej - Feb. 4, May 16, July 13, Nov. 30
Aniela - Jan. 4, Jan. 27
Anna July 26
Antoni - Jan. 17, June 13, Oct. 24
Antonina - Mar. 1
Arkdadiusz - Jan. 12
Artur - Oct. 6
Aurelia - Dec. 2
Balbina - Dec. 21
Baltazar - Jan 6 (one of the Three Kings)
Balbina - Mar. 31
Bart³omiej - Aug. 24
Bartosz - Apr. 21, Aug. 24
Barbara - Dec. 4
Beata - Mar. 8, Sept. 6
Benedykt - Mar. 21, July 11, July 13
Benon - June 16
Benigna - June 20
Bernard - Mar. 12, Aug. 20
Bernadeta - April 16
Blanka - Dec. 1
B³a¿ej -Feb. 3
Bohdan - Aug. 31
Bogna - June 20
Bogdan - July 17
Bogumi³ - June 6
Bogumi³a - Jan 13
Bogusz - Feb. 24
Bogus³aw - Mar. 22, Sept. 23, Dec. 18
Bogus³awa - May 29
Boles³aw - Aug. 19
Boles³awa - July 22
Bo¿ena - Mar. 13
Bronis³aw - Aug. 18
Bronis³awa - Sept. 1
Brunon - Oct. 6, Oct. 11
Brygida - Feb. 1
Cecylia - Nov. 22
Celestyna - April 6
Celina Oct. 21
Cezary - Feb. 25, Aug. 27, Dec. 28
Cyprian - Sept. 16
Cyryl - Feb. 2, March 18, June 27, Sept. 16
Czes³aw - July 20
Czes³awa - Jan. 12
Damian - Feb. 23
Daniel - Oct. 10
Danuta - Jan. 3, June 24
Dariusz - Dec. 19
Dobros³aw - Jan. 10
Dobros³awa - Apr. 9
Dominik - Aug. 8
Donat - Feb. 25, Apr. 30, Oct. 22
Dorota - Feb. 6, June 25
Edmund - Nov. 11
Edward - March 18, Oct. 13
Edyta - Sept. 16
Eleonora - Feb. 21
Elwira - Jan. 25, June 14
El¿bieta - May 11, July 4, Nov. 17
Eryk - May 18
Eryka - Feb. 9
Eugeniusz - Jan. 4, July 8
Eustachy - Sept. 9
Ewa - Dec. 24
Ewelina - May 26
Fabian - Jan. 1
Felicja - Apr. 24, Sept. 30
Felicjan - Oct. 29
Feliks - Jan. 14, May 18, June 11, Aug. 30, Nov. 20
Ferdynand - May 30
Filemon - Mar. 21
Filip - April 11, May 26, Oct. 22
Florian - May 4
Flora - Nov. 24
Franciszek - Jan. 24, April 2, June 4, Oct. 4 (of Assisi), Oct. 10, Dec. 3
Franciszka - Mar. 9
Fryderyk - July 18
Fryderyka - Mar. 5
Gabriel - Feb. 27, Mar. 24, Sept. 29
Gabriela - Dec. 19
Gawe³ - Oct. 16
Genowefa - Jan. 3
Gertruda - Mar. 17, Nov. 16
Gerwazy - June 19
Gra¿yna - April 1
Grzegorz - Jan. 2, May 25, Sept. 3
Gustaw - Aug. 2
Halina - July 1
Halka - Oct. 22
Halszka - Mar. 2
Hanna - Jan. 1, July 26
Helena - Mar. 2, May 22, Aug. 18
Henryk - Jan. 19, July 13
Henryka - Mar. 2. Mar. 16
Hieronim - Feb. 8, Sept. 30
Hilary - Mar. 16, May 5
Honorata - Jan. 11
Hubert - Nov. 3
Hugo - Apr. 1
Hugon - Apr. 1
Idzi - Sept. 1
Ignacy - Oct. 17, July 31
Igor - Oct. 5
Ilona - Aug. 18
Ireneusz - Mar. 25, June 28
Irena - Apr. 1, Apr. 5, Oct. 20
Irma - Sept. 18
Izabela - Feb 23, Mar. 16, Sept. 3
Izydor - Apr. 4, May 10, May 19
Iwona - May 19
Jacek - Aug. 17, Sept. 11
Jacenty - Feb. 10
Jadwiga - July 17, Oct. 16
Jakub - May 6, July 25, Oct. 21
Jan - Jan. 31, Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Mar. 30, Apr. 7, Apr. 9, May 18, May 21, May 30, June 12, June 24 (the Baptist), July 12, Aug. 4, Aug. 19, Sept. 13, Oct. 3 (of Dukla), Oct. 10 (Kanty), Oct. 23, Nov. 13, Dec. 4, Dec. 27 (the Apostle)

Janina - June 12
Janusz - Nov. 21
Jaromir - May 28
Jaros³aw - Jan. 21, Apr. 25
Jaros³awa - Jan. 21
Jerzy - April 24
Joanna - Feb 2, May 30, Dec. 12
Jolanta - June 15
Józef - Mar. 19 (Jesus’ guardian), May 1 (the Worker), June 23, Aug. 25
Józafat Nov. 11
Julian - Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Sept. 2, Oct. 18
Julianna - Feb. 16, Aug. Aug. 17
Julia - May 22, July 27, Dec. 10
Julita - July 30
Juliusz - Apr. 12
Jurand - May 6
Justyn - July 1
Justyna - June 16, Sept. 17. Dec. 20
Kacper - Jan. 6 (one of the Three Kings)
Kajetan - Aug. 7
Kamil - July 14
Karol - Nov. 4
Karolina - July 5
Katarzyna - Mar. 9, Apr. 29, Nov. 25
Kazimierz Mar. 4
Kazimiera - Aug. 21
Kinga - July 24
Klaudia - Mar. 30
Klaudisuz - Apr. 26
Klara - Aug. 11
Klemens - Mar. 3, Nov. 23
Klementyna - Sept. 8
Konrad - Feb. 19, Apr. 21, Nov. 26
Konstanty - Nov. 30
Kornel - Sept. 16
Krystyna - Mar. 13, July 24, Nov. 13
Krzysztof - July 25
Ksawery - Dec. 3
Ksenia - Apr. 16
Kunegunda - Mar. 3
Larysa - Mar. 23
Laura - June 17
Lech - Aug. 12
Lechos³aw - Nov. 26
Leon - Feb. 20, Apr. 19, June 12, Nov. 10
Leonard - Nov. 6
Leokadia - Dec. 9
Les³aw - Nov. 28
Les³awa - Nov. 28
Leszek - June 3
Lidia - Mar. 27, Aug. 3
Lubomir - July 31, Nov. 10
Lucjan - Jan. 7
Lucyna - June 30
Ludwik - Apr. 28, Aug. 25
Ludwika - Aug. 25
£adsys³aw - Sept. 25
£ukasz - Oct. 18
£ucja - Dec. 13
Maciej - Jan. 30, May 14
Magdalena - May 25, July 22
Maja - Apr. 9
Maksymilian (Maria Kolbe) - Aug. 14
Malwina - Dec. 4
Ma³gorzata - Jan. 18, Feb. 22, Oct. 16, Nov. 16
Marcel -Jan. 16, Mar. 10
Marceli - Jan. 16
Marcelina - Apr. 26
Marcin - Apr. 13, Nov. 3, Nov. 11 (of Tours)
Marcelina - Apr. 26, June 2
Mariola - Mar. 25
Mariusz - Jan. 19
Marek - Apr. 25
Maria - Jan. 1, Feb. 2 (Candlemas), Feb. 11. Mar. 25, Apr. 9, May 3 (Queen of Poland), May 24, May 31, July 5, July 16, July 22, Aug. 15, Aug. 22, Aug. 26 (of Czêstochowa), Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 7, Nov. 16, Nov. 21, Dec. 8

Marian - Apr. 30
Marlena - June 16, Oct. 23
Marta - July 29
Martyna - Jan. 30
Marzanna - June 2
Marzena - Apr. 26
Mateusz - Sept. 21 (Apostle), Nov. 13
Matylda - Mar. 14
Maurycy - Sept. 22
Melchior - Jan. 6 (one of the Three Kings)
Metody - Feb. 14
Micha³ - Apr. 10, Sept. 29 (Archangel),
Mieczys³aw, Mieszko - Jan. 1
Miko³aj - Dec. 6
Miros³aw, Miros³awa - Feb. 26
Monika - Aug. 27
Narcyz - Mar. 18
Natalia - July 27, Dec. 1
Nela - Nov. 10
Nikodem - Sept. 15
Nina - Dec. 15
Nora - Feb. 12
Norbert - June 6
Olgierd - Feb. 11
Olga - July 11
Onufry - June 12
Otto - July 1
Otylia - Dec. 13
Patryk - Mar. 17
Paula - Jan. 26
Paulina - Dec. 12
Pawe³, Jan. 15, Jan. 25 (Apostle), Feb. 6, Mar. 2, June 26, June 29 (Feast of SS Peter & Paul), Oct. 19
Pelagia - Mar. 23, June 9, Oct. 8
Piotr - Jan. 28, Feb. 21, Feb. 22, Apr. 28, Apr. 29, May 19, June 29 (Feast of SS Peter & Paul)
July 30, Sept. 9, Dec. 21
Prokop - July 8
Przemys³aw - Apr. 13
Rafa³ - Sept. 29
Rajmund - Jan. 7, Aug. 31
Regina - Sept. 7
Renata - Nov. 12
Remigiusz - Oct. 1
Robert - Apr. 17, June 7, Sept. 17
Roch - Aug. 16
Roman - Feb. 28, Aug. 9, Nov. 18
Romuald - June 19
Rozalia - Sept. 4
Ró¿a - Mar. 6, Aug. 23
Ryszard -- Feb. 7. Apr. 3, Aug. 9
Ryszarda - Sept. 7
Rudolf - Oct. 12
Sabina - Oct. 27
Sandra - May 18, Aug. 26
Sebastian - Jan. 20
Seweryn - Jan. 8, Feb. 1, June 8, Oct. 23, Nov. 8
S³awomir - May 17
Stanis³aw - May 8 (Bishop & Martyr), Sept. 18 (Kostka)
Stanis³awa - Aug. 5
Stefan - Aug. 16
Stefania - Sept. 18
Sylwester - Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve)
Sylwia - Nov. 3
Szczepan - Dec. 26
Szczêsny - Aug. 30
Szymon - July 18, Oct. 28
Tadeusza (Juda) - Oct. 28
Teodor - Feb. 7, Apr. 20. Sept. 19, Nov. 9
Teodora - Apr. 1
Teofil - Apr. 27, Oct. 2
Teofilia - Dec. 28
Teresa - July 6, Oct. 1, Oct. 15
Tomes - Jan. 28, June 22, July 3 (Apostle), Sept. 22, Dec. 29
Tymoteusz - Jan. 26
Tytus - Jan. 4, Jan. 26
Urban - July 2, Oct. 31. Dec. 19
Urszula - Oct. 21
Wac³aw - Sept. 28
Wac³awa - Apr. 15
Waldemar - May 5, Dec. 11
Walenty - Feb. 14
Walery - Jan. 29, June 14
Waldemar - Jan. 16
Wanda - June 23
Wawrzyniec - July 21, Aug. 10. Sept. 5
Weronika - Jan 13, July 9
Wiktor - Feb. 25, May 21, July 28, Oct. 17
Wiktoria - Dec. 23
Wincenty - Jan. 22, Apr. 5, Sept. 27, Oct. 9
Wies³aw - May 22, June 7
Wies³awa - May 22
Wirgiliusz - Nov. 27
Wirginia - Dec. 8
Wit - June 15
Witold - Nov. 21
W³adys³aw - June 25, Sept. 25
W³odzimierz - Jan. 16. July 15
Wojciech - Apr. 23
Zdzis³aw - Nov. 28
Zdzis³awa - Dec. 12
Zenon - Apr. 12, July 9, Dec. 22
Zofia - May 15
Zuzanna - May 24. Aug. 11
Zygmunt - May 2
Zyta - Apr. 27
¯aneta - Dec. 27
¯ytomir - Nov. 7
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