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Is Aleska a Polish baby name ?


jarek869 1 | 3
13 Aug 2011 #1
Hi everyone! My grandparents are all Polish immigrants to Canada. I live in the US and my husband is from South American. My 2 year old son speaks Spanish and English, so we wanted to give him something to represent his Polish heritage...his name! So he is named Jarek. I have a little girl due in about 8 weeks. I really like the name Aleska, but was recently told it's not Polish. I know it's not common, but it appears on all of the Polish baby name websites. Can anyone help?
Marek11111 9 | 816
13 Aug 2011 #2
"Jagoda" for adult woman and for a child "Jagudka" the name is uniquely Polish
OP jarek869 1 | 3
13 Aug 2011 #3
But what about Aleska?
convex 20 | 3,978
13 Aug 2011 #4
Aleksandra :)

Ola for short.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
13 Aug 2011 #5
I really like the name Aleska,

found Alenka, but not Aleska.
ShawnH 8 | 1,503
13 Aug 2011 #6
Sometimes the MIL calls our Ola "Olenka", or "Olusha". (sp?)
OP jarek869 1 | 3
13 Aug 2011 #7
I found Aleska on these sites:

babynamespedia.com/meaning/Aleska
babynology.com/meaning-aleska-f78.html
babynameguide.com/categorypolish.asp?strCat=Polish
Zazulka
13 Aug 2011 #8
I am born and raised in Poland, living outside Poland now but still watching Polish TV and reading Polish books and magazines. And I have never came across the name Aleska. Never heard even once about a Polish girl/woman called Aleska. On the other hand I know a guy from Finland whose name is Aleska. Apparently quite common name for a boy in Finland
graceingdansk - | 24
13 Aug 2011 #9
I have never heard this name before - what does it mean exactly? "Jagoda"? If I'm translating it correctly, then it means blueberry. Why would any one name their child Blueberry!

What ever happened to traditional Polish names like Baśia, Grażyna, or Kinga that translate well into other languages? Isabella Kinga is a great Polish name for a girl (:
Zazulka
13 Aug 2011 #10
There is a Polish name for a girl: Aleksa. Perphaps all these websites have 2 letters switched??
Marek11111 9 | 816
13 Aug 2011 #11
Jagoda would be slang for a proper name "Jadwiga" I made a bubu sorry
Zazulka
13 Aug 2011 #12
Jogoda (Jagódka for a little girl) is quite popular and very old Polish name. Perhaps came from a very popular saying: Dziewczyna jak jagoda (healthy, beautiful, rosy cheeks).

FYI:
jagoda= berry
czarna jagoda= blueberry
pip 10 | 1,661
13 Aug 2011 #13
did you mix up the letters? Aleska or Aleksa?? It, of course, is from Aleksandra- which of course is Polish.
convex 20 | 3,978
13 Aug 2011 #14
Jogoda (Jagódka for a little girl) is quite popular and very old Polish name.

Also the name of the first director of the NKVD :)
OP jarek869 1 | 3
13 Aug 2011 #15
The letters aren't switched. It's definitely Aleska on the websites.
pip 10 | 1,661
13 Aug 2011 #16
I have never heard it here before- but that doesn't mean that it isn't. Polish names seem to come in waves- what is popular for girls is Maja, Aleksandra, Asia, Magda, Julia.

There is a hungarian prn star called Aleska Diamond.
I also found that it comes from Alexia- which is also not common here.
DeBlonde - | 2
14 Aug 2011 #17
i have a very beautiful name for your girl,DANUTA,you can call her Danusia when she is a little girl or Danuska,it is a legendary polish name.You should look into this polish legend Danuska z Bogdanca.)))))

and have to tell you, how i know this legend " Danuska z Bogdanca" because i am from Poland living in the states.))))))
beckski 12 | 1,617
14 Aug 2011 #18
Can anyone help?

Alicja is also a very pretty Polish name. I've always liked the name Basia (even if it doesn't start with the letters Al.)
skysoulmate 14 | 1,297
14 Aug 2011 #19
I really like the name Aleska, but was recently told it's not Polish. I know it's not common, but it appears on all of the Polish baby name websites

In Alaska I met a lady who's name was "Alyeska" which is derived from the Russian language which in turn was a butchered Aleutian (Inuit - Eskimo tribe) name for Alaska -> Alakshak, it means great land, great country. I don't think Aleska is a Polish name, sure doesn't sound like it.
plgrl
14 Aug 2011 #20
Aleska

It's not Polish name. It's a typo. There is name Aleksa (name's days: March 18th, May 18th) buy it's very rare name and probably many would consider it a bit unconventional, also would recognize that name as a foreign name which recently apeared in Poland (like Roksana, Angelika, Brajan).
pawian 168 | 11,177
14 Aug 2011 #21
=Zazulka]I am born and raised in Poland,

So was I.

=Zazulka]still watching Polish TV and reading Polish books and magazines

So do I!

=Zazulka]And I have never came across the name Aleska.

Never have I.

=Zazulka]Never heard even once about a Polish girl/woman called Aleska.

Never have I!
Nickidewbear 23 | 583
20 Aug 2011 #22
My great-great-grandmother was the Jewish Aleksjondria Alicja Andrulewicza Chernetska, who was meshuga but didn't have a bad name.
shemya10
21 Oct 2011 #23
aleska is what the native eskimos call alaska
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
22 Oct 2011 #24
Aleśka doesn't sound half bad. It is not typical but hypocoristic forrms are very fluid with many unique-case scenarios. There is baby talk, in-jokes, pet names and (amongst lovers) sweet nothings which are not guided by standard grammar. In the eastern borderlands Aleśka could well be the way some families refer endearingly to an Aleksandra. So if it suits you, go with it!
weetzielynn - | 8
22 Oct 2011 #25
My husband's cousin named her daughter Aleksa. They parents are both from Poland.
pip 10 | 1,661
22 Oct 2011 #26
the question is Aleska- not Aleksa.
jack_griffin
3 Feb 2012 #27
Aleska is a shortened version of the polish name Valeska.
Alligator - | 261
3 Feb 2012 #28
Valeska? Never heard of.
Believe me, there is no such polish name.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
3 Feb 2012 #29
Valeska? Never heard of.

nor i. but: thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Valeska
Alligator - | 261
3 Feb 2012 #30
After I saw that site I started to feel sorry for all those parents who decided to use it and for children who for the rest of their lives would have absurd names.


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