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Popular Polish First Names?


ukpolska
6 Oct 2007 #61
Hey this is to Polish people, we named our daughter Adela after her Grandmother, and I have never thought much about it untill now, but I never met another Adela in seven years of being here.

And my question to you is, is the name Adela that rare, because I really have no idea........
proesik
6 Oct 2007 #62
I don't know any Adela...
Yea, I think it's very rare.. and outdated.
ukpolska
6 Oct 2007 #63
outdated

is rather negative.. is it thought of in that way??
proesik
6 Oct 2007 #64
Dont know whether I used proper word but meant it was used some x years ago and now it's very rare.
But it does not sound very bad, dont be afraid ;)

Now in Poland more popular are names like "Victoria" - spelled with V and C.... SICK!!
Michelle...
A girl named Adela can be called "Adelka" for example, what's very sweet imho :)
ukpolska
6 Oct 2007 #65
Adelka, ada, agga, agii.. there are many short forms :O)
proesik
6 Oct 2007 #66
Yes, that's right.
Don't know how it's in the UK but in Poland every single has a lot of short names ;)
My name's Christopher, what's Krzysztof in Polish.
My mum calls me Krzysztofek (what sounds a bit crazy ^^), dad Krzysiu, girlfriend Krzyś, collegues Krzych, Krzychu... Krzysztof is only used by me while being at school/post office...

Adelka is veeeery sweet for me :)
osiol 55 | 3,922
6 Oct 2007 #67
Don't know how it's in the UK but in Poland every single has a lot of short names

We have no chance of matching the huge number of names every Polish individual can clock up.
I mean, when even personal names change grammatical case - you win!
I have three different lengths of name, according to how many syllables the speaker can be bothered to say.
My mate Dave is only ever called Dave. By everyone.
What people call me behind my back is their issue, not mine!
proesik
6 Oct 2007 #68
In Polish everything changes in grammatical case - it's not what I meant.

'What ppl call me behind is their issue, not mine' - unfortunately I dont know what u mean in here
osiol 55 | 3,922
6 Oct 2007 #69
In Polish everything changes in grammatical case - it's not what I meant.

I realise you didn't mean this, but it doesn't happen in all languages.

'What ppl call me behind is their issue, not mine' - unfortunately I dont know what u mean in here

There are the names people use to address us.
When we're not listening, some people might use other names.

The main point I was making was that there are many different forms of the same name in Polish, that can be used for addressing the same individual. English can't match that huge variety of different forms. That is without even mentioning grammatical stuff.
proesik
6 Oct 2007 #70
Yes, you are right.

Krzysiek, Krzyśka, Krzyśkiem, Krzyśkowi, Krzyśku...
Krzysztof, Krzysztofa, Krzysztofem, Krzysztofowi, Krzysztofie
Krzyś, Krzysia, Krzysiem, Krzysiowi, Krzysiu
Krzycho, Krzycha, Krzychem, Krzychowi, Krzychu

Here are my names ^^
Polson 5 | 1,770
6 Oct 2007 #71
Krzysiek, Krzyśka, Krzyśkiem, Krzyśkowi, Krzyśku...
Krzysztof, Krzysztofa, Krzysztofem, Krzysztofowi, Krzysztofie
Krzyś, Krzysia, Krzysiem, Krzysiowi, Krzysiu
Krzycho, Krzycha, Krzychem, Krzychowi, Krzychu

Hum...a lot of "sh" sounds ;P
proesik
6 Oct 2007 #72
yea and that's the most common problem for people learning Polish, I think :P
Krzysztof i the worst... My friend from the UK almost killed me while I wanted him to pronounce it ^^
Polson 5 | 1,770
6 Oct 2007 #73
LoL it's not that complicated "ksheshtof", "Blaszczykowski" is more difficult ;P

Or Wojciech Szczesny...Szczecin...etc ;)
proesik
6 Oct 2007 #74
Yes, far more :D
But it doesnt make change - even while pronouncing Krzysztof, my friend invented something new... like kszszzzszszszszsz... TOF... ^^
Polson 5 | 1,770
6 Oct 2007 #75
something new... like kszszzzszszszszsz

Aha ! Yea i know ;p szszszszcscss ;) poor them ;D
proesik
6 Oct 2007 #76
Sometimes even a Native Pole has problems with pronounciation... So... ^^
Yea, and for brit Krzyś = Kshysh... Sweet :D
osiol 55 | 3,922
8 Oct 2007 #77
pronouncing Krzysztof

after a while you might just want to say shhhh! (or is that szszszszsz!)

Sometimes even a Native Pole has problems with pronounciation

I fink/tink vat's/dat's true in many languages.
laleczka - | 3
9 Oct 2007 #78
most (if not all ) polish names ,for girls, end in an "a"
unlike in english where you find names like "nicole, scarlette, christy...etc"
wildrover 98 | 4,451
9 Oct 2007 #79
OK....a question for all you Polish people....When i was born in England many moons ago my parents gave me the name Ian , However since coming to Polska a few years back i have been known to all my Polish friends as Jan...I quite like being known as Jan , and i tend to give this as my name now , even to English people....What i would like to ask you Polish experts is what other forms or variations of Jan is there , you know , like Janek , Janusz etc thanks...
polishgirltx
9 Oct 2007 #80
Jan is there , you know , like Janek , Janusz etc thanks...

Hanko, Hanus, Hanys, Jach, Janczy, Janek, Janik, Janisław, Janko, Janosik, Janusz, Jaszko, Jaś, Jaśko
natalka - | 46
9 Oct 2007 #81
most (if not all ) polish names ,for girls, end in an "a"
unlike in english where you find names like "nicole, scarlette, christy...etc"

lol. for example.
im natalee.....but my polish friends call me natalka. ^_^

I quite like being known as Jan , and i tend to give this as my name now , even to English people

lol. i agree. there's somthing nice about a different version of a name :)
(it's kind of endearing :)
wildrover 98 | 4,451
9 Oct 2007 #82
Jaszko, Jaś, Jaśko

Wow , never knew there was that many....I sure have a lot to learn about the Polish language and customs...thanks for your help......Jan..
Guest
26 Mar 2009 #83
I once knew a Polish girl named Daria.
Cardno85 31 | 976
26 Mar 2009 #84
I quite like being known as Jan , and i tend to give this as my name now , even to English people

I liked Jan too, hated being called Jacek though for some reason.
miranda
26 Mar 2009 #85
Daria.

Daria is actually a Persian name (not very common female name in Poland), unlike Dariusz.
LAGirl 9 | 496
27 Mar 2009 #86
I if I have a boy his name will be Nikolas thats my favorite name for a by and if I have a girl her name will be Audrie Annelisse so beautiful and elegent.

out of Polish names I like dorota edyta beata is nice. for boys dont like the names too much.
Guest
27 Mar 2009 #87
dorota

dorota is the maids name on gossip girl, she my favourite charachter on that show beside jenny & blair & chuck :)
pgtx 30 | 3,156
27 Mar 2009 #88
dorota is the maids name on gossip girl,

she even got a sentence in Polish in one of the latest shows... lol
LAGirl 9 | 496
28 Mar 2009 #89
well actually I like the Polish boy name Kryzstof or Kryzsiek Jacek and I like Karol forgot about these names. nice names as well.
Bzibzioh
28 Mar 2009 #90
Kryzstof or Kryzsiek

Krzyszfof or Krzysiek

I like Mateusz (Matthew) and £ukasz (Luc?)


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