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Which Polish first names are considered unpopular / obsolete in Poland?


Ziemowit 12 | 3,385
24 Jun 2019  #91
Actually, Lechites is the name attributed to Polish tribes as an entity. There wasn't an individual Polish tribe which united with other Polish tribes to form Poland.

A funny limerick which comprises the name "Lechita" here:

Kto powiedział, że Moskale
Są to bracia dla Lechitów,
Temu pierwszy w łeb wypalę
Przed kościołem Karmelitów.

MeMyselfandI
24 Jun 2019  #92
Lechites were one of the tribes that united to form Poland

@kaprys

Lechites is the name attributed to Polish tribes as an entity. There wasn't an individual Polish tribe which united with other Polish tribes...

@Ziemowit

Wow I didn't even know that there's even such a thing as Polish tribe(s)! So all ethnically Polish people are descended from Lechites? So the Lech brand of beer is named after Lechites? I've heard Lech only as a first name, most recently and world-famously a Polish former president from 1980s or 1990s I think. Is Lech still a commonly used first name in Poland? Are there many youngster-aged to young-adult Lechs nowadays?

And another question about unpopular Polish first names, have there been instances in Poland where once-popular Polish first names become widely unpopular in a short period of time solely because of the unpopularity of certain famous Polish persons (such as Polish actors/musicians, athletes, politicians etc? Or perhaps a Polish person with a certain first name becomes famous in a negative way?...or maybe a combination of those two reasons? If correct, then what are some examples?)
Ziemowit 12 | 3,385
24 Jun 2019  #93
If you want to know more about the term "Lechites", read the following article in Wikipedia:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lechites
kaprys 2 | 1,723
24 Jun 2019  #94
Adolf and Alfons (pimp) are not very popular really. They weren't extremely popular I guess but still.


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