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Polish First Names

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Below is a list of common first names in Poland. These names are based on the saints and the feast days as found in the old-style Proper of the Saints of the Roman Calendar. The names in parenthesis are the English variations. More than one saint's name and feast day may follow a single first name. Note: In 1969, the dates of celebration of feast days were changed for many saints.

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Adam(Adam) -- December 24
Agata(Agatha) -- February 5
Agnieszka(Agnes) -- Agnes January 21; Blessed Agnes, Bohemian, March 2
Albert (Albert) -- Albert the Great November 15
Aleksander (Alexander) -- May 3
Aleksandra, see Olga
Aleksy (Alexis) -- July 17
Alfons (Alphonsus) -- Alphonsus Liguori August 2
Alojzy (Aloysius) -- Aloysius Gonzaga June 21
Ambrozy (Ambrose) -- December 7
Anastazia, Anastazja (Anastasia) -- December 25
Andrzej (Andrew) -- Andrew Corsini February 4; Andrew Avellino November 10; Andrew, patron of Russia November 30
Aniela (Angela) -- Angela Merici January 27, May 31, June 1
Anna(Anna) -- mother of Mary July 26
Antoni, Antonin (Anthony, Antonius) -- Anthony, abbot January 17; Anthony, bishop May 10; Anthony of Padua June 13; Anthony, d.c. 1342, Lithuanian,June 14; Anthony Mary Zaccaria July 5; Anthony Perchersky, Ukrainian, July 10
Antonia, Antonina (Antoinette, Antonina) -- February 28, May 4, June 12
Apolinarius (Appollinaris) -- July 23
Apolonia (Pauline) -- February 9
Apolonius (Apollonius) -- April 18
August, Augustyn (Augustine) -- Augustine of Canterbury May 28; Augustine of Hippo, Doctor of the Church August 28
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Baltazar (Balthasar) -- January 6, July 23
Barbara (Barbara) -- December 4
Barnabas(Barnabas) -- Barnabas the Apostle June 11
Bartlomiej (Bartholomew) -- Bartholomew the Apostle August 24; Bartholomew November 11
Bazyli (Basil) -- Basil the Great June 14
Bede(Bede) -- Bede the Venerable May 27
Benedykt (Benedict) -- Benedict, abbot March 21; Benedict, Polish, April 23; Benedict, Pope July 11
Bernard (Bernard) -- August 20
Bernardyn (Bernadine, male) -- May 20
Bibiana (Bibiana, Viviana) -- December 2
Blazej (Blaise) -- February 3
Bogumil (Bogimilus, Theophilus) -- Polish, June 10; see Teofil
Boleslaw (Boleslaus, William)
Boleslawa (Boleslava, Wilhelmina, Mina)
Bonifacy (Boniface) -- Boniface of Tarsus May 14; Boniface, Apostle of Germany June 5; Boniface, Second Apostle of the Prussians June 19
Bozena ("of God"), see Teodora and Teodozia
Bronislaw (Bronislaus, Bruno)
Bronislawa(Bronislava, Bernice, Bertha) -- Polish, September 3
Brunon (Bruno) -- patron of Ruthenia (Ukraine) October 6
Brygida (Bridget, Birgitta) -- patron of Sweden October 8
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Cecylia (Cecelia) -- November 22
Cyprian (Cyprian) -- Cyprian, bishop September 16; Cyprian, martyr September 26
Cyryl (Cyril) -- Cyril of Alexandria February 9; Cyril of Jerusalem March 18; Cyril (of Saints Cyril and Methidius) Slavic, July 7
Czeslaw (Ceslaus, Chester) -- Polish, July 17 and 28
Czeslawa (feminine of Czeslaw, Ceslava) -- also see Teresa
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Dawid (David) -- Dewi of Wales March 1; David, Russian, September 19; King David December 30
Doloreta (Dolores) -- Seven Sorrows (Dolores in Latin) of the Blessed Virgin Mary September 15
Domicylla, Domitilla (Domitilla) -- May 7 and 12
Dominik (Dominic) -- August 4
Dorota (Dorothy) -- Dorothy of Montau, patroness of Prussia October 30
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Edmund (Edmund) -- November 20
Edward (Edward) -- March 18, October 13
Elzbieta (Elizabeth) -- Elizabeth, Queen of Portugal July 8; Elizabeth of Hungary November 19
Emilia, Emiliana (Emiliana, Emily) -- August 24, December 24
Ewa (Eve) -- the eve of Christmas day December 24
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Fabian (Fabian) -- January 20
Felicia (Felice, Felicity, Phyllis) -- March 6
Feliks (Felix) -- Felix of Nola, priest/martyr January 14; Felix I, Pope May 30; Felix, martyr July 12; Felix II, Pope July 29; Felix, martyr August 30; Felix of Valois November 20
Filip (Philip) -- Philip, Apostle May 1, May 11; Philip Neri May 26; Philip Benizi August 23
Florentyna (Flora, Florence) -- June 20, November 24
Florjan (Florian) -- patron of Poland and Upper Austria May 4
Franciszek (Francis, Frank) -- Francis de Sales January 29; Francis of Paola April 2; Francis Caracciolo June 4; Francis of Assisi October 4; Francis Borgia October 10
Franciszek Ksawery (Francis Xavier) -- December 3
Franciszka (Frances) -- March 9
Fryderyk (Frederick) -- July 18
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Gabriel (Gabriel) -- Archangel March 24
Genowefa (Genevieve) -- January 3
Giertruda (Gertrude) -- November 16
Grzegorz (Gregory) -- Gregory the Great, Pope March 12; Gregory Nazianzen May 9; Gregory VII, Pope May 25; Gregory the Wonder-worker November 17
Gustaw (Gustav, August, Augustine) -- see August, Augustyn
Gwidon (Guy) -- September 12
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Halina, Helena (Helen) -- August 18
Henryk (Henry) -- Henry of Bavaria, Emperor of Germany July 15
Henryka (Henrietta, Hattie) -- feminine of Henryk
Hiacynt, Jacek (Hyacinth, male) -- Hyacinth, patron of Poland (Hyacinth Ronski) August 17; Hyacinth September 11
Hiacynta, Jacinta (Hyacintha, female) -- January 30
Hieronym (Jerome, Henry) -- Jerome Emilian July 20; Jerome, Doctor of the Church September 30
Hipolit (Hippolytus) -- August 13
Honorata (Honorata) -- January 11
Honoratus (Honoratus) -- January 16
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Ignacy (Ignace, Ignatius) -- Ignatius, bishop/martyr February 1; Ignatius of Rostov Russian, May 28; Ignatius of Loyola July 31
Irena, Irina (Irene) -- April 3
Isabela (Isabelle) -- Elizabeth of Portugal (born Isabella) July 4 and 8
Izydor (Isidore) -- Isidore of Alexandria January 15; Isidore the Farmer March 22; Isidore of Seville, bishop April 4; Isidore of Chios May 15; Isidore December 14
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Jacek -- see Hiacynt
Jacinta -- see Hiacynta
Jadwiga (Hedwig, Hattie) -- Blessed Hedwig, Queen of Poland February 28; Hedwig, patroness of Silesia October 16
Jakub (Jacob, James) -- James the Lesser Apostle May 1 and 11; James the Greater, Apostle July 25
Jan (John) -- John Chrysostom January 27; John of Matha February 8; John of God March 8; John Damascene March 27; John Capistran March 28; John the Apostle, Before the Latin Gate May 6; John Lithuanian, April 14; John of San Facundo June 12; John Gualbert July 12; John of Dukla, patron of Poland and Lithuania July 10 and September 28; John of the Cross November 24; John, Apostle and Evangelist December 27
Jan Baptysta, Jan Chrzciciel (John the Baptist) -- birth of June 24; beheading of August 29
Jan Jozef (John Joseph) -- March 5
Jan Kanty (John Cantius) -- patron of Poland and Lithuania October 20
Jan Nepomucen (John Nepomucene) -- patron of Czechoslovakia May 16
Januariusz (Januarius, January, John) -- September 19
Jerzy (George) -- patron of England and Germany April 23
Joachim, Joakim (Joachim) -- August 16
Joanna (Joanne, Jane, Jean, Joan, Jennie) -- Joan of Arc May 30; Jane Frances de Chantal August 21
Jolanta, Jolenta (Yolanda) -- Blessed Jolenta (Helen of Poland), Polish/Hungarian, June 12 and 14
Jozef (Joseph) -- Joseph, father of Jesus March 19; Joseph the Workman May 1; Joseph of Cupertino September 18
Jozefa, Jozefina (Josephine) -- feminine of Jozef
Jozefat (Josaphat) -- Polish/Lithuanian, November 14
Julia (Julia, Julie) -- May 22
Julian (Julian) -- January 9
Juliana (Julianna, Julie) -- Juliana Falconieri June 19
Justin, Justyn (Justin) -- April 14
Justina, Justyna (Justina) -- September 26
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Kajetan (Cajetan) -- August 7
Kamil (Camile, Camillus, male) -- Camile of Lellis July 18
Kamila (Camila, Camille, female) -- feminine of Kamil
Karol (Karl, Charles) -- Blessed Charlemagne of France January 28; Charles Borromeo November 4
Karolina (Carolina, Charlotte) -- feminine of Karol
Kasper (Caspar) -- Caspar, one of the Magi January 6, July 23; Caspar del Bufalo January 2
Katarczyna (Catherine) -- Catherine of Siena April 30; Catherine of Alexandria November 25
Kazimierz, Kazmierz (Casimir) -- patron of Poland and Lithuania March 4
Klara (Clara, Clare) --August 12
Klemens, Klement (Clemence, Clement) -- Clement January 23; Clement February 13; Clement Slovensky of Okhrida, Apostle of Bulgaria July 17 and 27; Clement I, Pope November 23
Klementyna (Clementine) -- feminine of Klemens
Konrad(Conrad) -- Blessed Conrad of Bavaria February 14 and March 15; Conrad of Piacenza February 19; Conrad of Swabia, bishop of Trèves June 1; Conrad of Constance, bishop November 26
Konstanty (Constant, Constantine) -- Constantine, King of Cornwall (first martyr of Scotland) March 11; Constantine Russian, September 19
Konstantyna (Constance) -- feminine of Konstanty
Krystyna (Christine) -- Christine of Bolsena and two Christinas July 24; Christina (also called Nino), Apostle of Georgia Russian, December 15
Krzysztof (Christopher) -- July 25
Kunegunda (Cunegunda) -- Cunegunda of Luxembourg and Bavaria March 3; Blessed Cunegunda (also known as Kinga), patroness of Poland and Lithuania Polish/Hungarian, July 21 and 23
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Leokadia (Leocadia, Laura) -- December 9
Leon (Leo) -- Leo I the Great, Pope April 11; Leo IX, Pope April 19; Leo III, Pope June 12; Leo II, Pope July 3; Leo IV, Pope July 17
Leonard (Leonard, Leon) -- November 6
Lidia (Lydia) -- August 3
Lorenz (Lawrence) -- Lawrence of Brindisi July 21; Lawrence, martyr August 10; Lawrence Justinian September 4 and 5
Lucja (Lucy) -- Lucy, martyr September 16; Lucy of Sicily, martyr December 13
Lucjan (Lucian) -- Lucian of Antioch January 7; Lucian of Beauvais January 8; Lucian October 26
Ludmila (Ludmila) -- Bohemian, September 16
Ludwik (Louis) -- Louis IX, King of France August 25
Ludwika (Louise) -- March 15
Lukasz (Lucas, Luke) -- Luke the Evangelist October 18
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Maciej (Matthew) -- Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist September 21
Magdalena (Mary Magdalene, Madeline) -- Mary Magdalen del Pazzi May 29; Mary Magdalene July 22
Maksymilian (Maximilian) -- Maximilian March 12; Maximilian of Lorch October 12; Maksymilian Kolbe Polish, August 14
Malgorzata, Margarita (Margaret) -- Margaret of Hungary January 18 and 26; Margaret, Queen of Scotland June 10; Margaret July 20
Marcelian (Marcellianus) -- twin of Mark June 18
Marcianna, Martyna (Marcyanna, Martina) -- Marciana January 9; Martina January 30
Marcin (Martin) -- Martin of Tours November 11; Martin I, Pope November 12
Marek (Mark) -- Mark the Evangelist April 25; Mark, twin of Marcellianus June 18; Mark, Pope October 7
Maria, Marja, Marya (Mary) -- Feast Days of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God January 1; Purification of the BVM February 2; Annunciation of the BVM March 25; Queenship of the BVM May 31; Visitation of the BVM to Elizabeth July 2; Assumption of the BVM August 15; Immaculate Heart of Mary August 22; Our Lady of Czestochowa, patroness of Poland August 26; Nativity of the BVM September 8; Most Holy Name of Mary September 12; BVM of the Rosary October 7; Immaculate Conception December 8
Marta (Martha) -- Martha, martyr January 19; Martha (sister of Mary Magdalene and Lazarus) July 29
Martyna -- see Marcianna
Mateusz (Mathias) -- Mathias (the Apostle who took the Place of Judas) February 24 and 25; also see Maciej
Melchior (Melchior) -- January 6 and July 23
Metody (Methodius) -- Cyril and Methodius (Apostles of the Slavs) Slavic, July 7
Michal, Mieczyslaw (Michael) -- Apparition of Michael the Archangel May 8; Michael of Chernigov Ukrainian/Russian, September 21; Michael the Archangel September 29
Michalina (Michalina) -- June 20
Mieczyslaw (Miecislaus) -- Mieczyslaw I (King of Poland who accepted Christianity on behalf of all Poland) January 1
Mikolaj (Nicholas) -- Nicholas of Tolentino September 10; Nicholas I the Great, Pope November 13; Nicholas, patron of Russia December 6
Monika (Monica, Mona) -- mother of St. Augustine May 4
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Nicodem (Nicodemus) -- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain July 14
Norbert (Norbert) -- Norbert of Germany June 6
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Olenka -- see Olga
Olga (Alexandra, Sandra, Olga) -- Russian/Ukrainian, July 11
Onufrius, Onufry (Onuphrius) -- June 12
Otto (Otto) -- Otto July 2 and 3, and September 30
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Paulina (Pauline) -- January 26
Pawel (Paul) -- Paul the Hermit January 15; Conversion of Paul the Apostle January 25;  Paul of the Cross April 28; Paul the Apostle June 29 and 30; Dedication of the Basilicas of Peter and Paul November 18
Pelagia (Pelagia, Paula, Pauline) -- Pelagia of Tarsus May 4; Pelagia of Antioch June 9; Pelagia the Penitent October 8
Petronela (Petronilla) -- May 31
Piotr (Peter) -- Chair of St. Peter at Rome January 18; Peter Nolasco January 28; Chair of St. Peter at Antioch February 22; Peter Damian February 23; Peter Canisius, Second Great Apostle of Germany April 27; Peter of Verona April 29; Peter I Celestine, Pope May 19; Peter, martyr June 2; Peter the Apostle June 29; Peter's Chains (the Apostle) August 1; Dedication of the Basilicas of Peter and Paul November 18; Peter Chrysologus December 4
Prakseda (Prazedes, Praxey) -- July 21
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Rafal, Rafael (Raphael) -- Archangel October 24
Rajmund (Raymond) -- Raymond of Pennafort January 23; Raymond Nonnatus August 31
Regina (Regina) -- September 7
Roch (Roch, Rock) -- August 16
Roman (Roman) -- August 9
Romuald (Romuald, male) -- February 7
Romualda (Romualda, Roma) -- feminine of Romuald
Róza (Rose) -- Rose of Lima August 30
Rozalia (Rosalie, Rose) -- Rose of Viterbo September 4
Ryszard (Richard) -- February 7
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Sabina (Sabina) -- August 29
Salomeja (Salome, Sarah) -- Salome, mother of James and John the Apostles October 22; Blessed Salome Polish, November 6, 17 and 18
Saturnin (Saturnin) -- November 30
Sebastian (Sebastian) --January 20
Seweryn (Severin) -- Severinus of Noricum January 5
Simeon, Szymon (Simeon) -- Simeon the Stylite January 5; Simeon, bishop/martyr February 18; Simeon (the old man in the Temple) October 8; see also Szymon
Sofia, Zofia (Sophie) -- September 30
Stanislaw (Stanislaus, Stanley) -- Stanislaus, Bishop of Kraków May 7; Stanislaus Kostka, patron of Poland November 13
Stanislawa (Stanislava, Stella) -- feminine of Stanislaw
Stefan, Szczepan (Stephen, Steven) -- Stephen of Perm Russian, April 26; Stephen Pechersky Ukrainian, April 27; Stephen I, Pope August 2; Finding the Body of Stephen the First Martyr August 3; King Stephen, patron of Hungary September 2; Stephen the First Martyr December 26
Stefania (Stephanie) -- feminine of Stefan
Sylwester (Sylvester) -- Sylvester, abbot November 26; Sylvester, Pope December 31
Szczepan (Stephen, Steven) -- see Stefan
Szymon (Simon) -- Simon of Lipnica Polish, July 15 and 30; Simon the Zealot, Apostle October 28
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Tadeusz (Thaddeus, Ted) -- Jude Thaddeus the Apostle October 28
Tekla (Thecla, Tillie) -- September 23
Teodor (Theodore, Ted) -- Theodore the Black Russian, September 19; Theodore Ukrainian/Russian, September 21; Theodore, martyr and soldier November 9; Theodore Graptoi December 27
Teodora (Theodora, Dora, Dorie) -- April 28 and September 17
Teodozja (Theodosia) -- April 2 and May 29
Teodozjusz (Theodosius) -- Theodosius Pechersky, abbot (also known as Theodosius of the Caves of Kiev) Ukrainian/Russian, May 3 and July 10
Teofil (Theophilus) -- Theophilus the Penitent February 4
Teofila (Theophila) -- feminine of Teofil
Teresa, Tereza, Czeslawa (Theresa) -- Teresa of Avila October 15
Timoteusz (Timothy) -- Timothy, bishop January 24; Timothy, martyr August 22
Tomasz (Thomas) -- Thomas Aquinas March 7; Thomas of Villanova September 22; Thomas Cantelupe of Hereford October 3; Thomas Becket December 29
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Urban (Urban) -- Urban I, Pope May 25
Urzula (Ursula) -- October 21
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Waclaw (Wenceslaus, Walter) -- patron of Czechoslovakia Bohemian, September 28
Waclawa (Violet) -- feminine of Waclaw
Walburga (Walburga) -- February 25
Walenty (Valentine) -- Valentine, abbot January 7; Valentine, bishop/martyr February 14
Walentyna (Valentina) -- July 25; feminine of Walenty
Walerian, Walery (Valerian, Valery) -- April 14
Wanda (Wanda) -- Wanda, Queen, daughter of King Kark of Kraków Vislanian (pre-Christian Polish)
Wawrzyniec (Lawrence) -- see Lorenz
Weronika (Veronica) -- July 12
Wicenty, Wincenty (Vincent) -- Vincent of Saragossa (Spain), martyr January 22; Blessed Wincenty Kadlubek, bishop of Kraków Polish, October 11; Vincent Ferrer April 5; Vincent de Paul July 19
Wiktor (Victor) -- Victor of Marseilles, martyr July 21; Victor I, Pope July 28
Wiktoria, Wiktorya (Victoria) -- Victoria, martyr February 11; Victoria, martyr December 20 and 23
Wilhelm (William, Bill) -- June 25
Wilhelmina (Wilhelmina, Mina) -- feminine of Wilhelm
Wincenty -- see Wicenty
Wita, Witus (Vitus) -- June 15
Wladimir (Vladimir) -- Vladimir of Kiev, patron of Russia July 15
Wladyslaw (Ladislaus, Walter) -- Blessed Ladislaus of Gielnów, patron of Poland, Galicia, and Lithuania May 11; Ladislaus, King of Hungary June 27
Wojciech (Adalbert, Albert, George) -- April 23
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Zachariasz (Zachary) -- Zachary, Pope March 15 and 22; Zachary, father of John the Baptist November 5 and 15
Zenon (Zenon) -- December 22
Zofia, Sofia (Sophie) -- September 30
Zuzanna (Susanna, Susan) -- Susanna (also called Anne), martyr July 23; Susanna, martyr August 11; Susanna, martyr October 17
Zygmunt (Sigismund, Sigmund) -- Zygmunt III Wasa, King of Poland October 31; Sigismund, King of the Burgundians, martyr December 30
Zyta (Zita) -- April 27

Source: Rootsweb.com/Common Polish First Names

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