Most Beautiful Bulgarian Names for Your Babies with Meaning

Last Updated: 03 Nov 2016
Category: European Names
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Bulgarian baby boy with his mother

The Bulgarian naming system is similar to other European name systems. Bulgarian names usually consist of a given name at first, a patronymic in the second and a family name in the last. If now you are looking for Bulgarian names, here are some names which you can choose. Each of these names is for the first given name. Meanwhile, the second and third word in the name should be given based on the father’s and family’s name.

Male Bulgarian names

  • Aleksandar means “defender of man”.
  • Andon means “inestimable”.
  • Andrey means a man or warrior.
  • Andrian means a man or a warrior.
  • Anton (AHTOH) means inestimable.
  • Antoni means inestimable.
  • Anzhelo means an angel or a messenger.
  • Apostol means apostle or a messenger.
  • Atanas means undying.
  • Bagatur means a hero.
  • Bogdan means God’s gift.
  • Bogomil means beloved of God or Lord have mercy.
  • Bogumil means beloved of God or a Lord have mercy.
  • Boiko means an Ukrainian.
  • Borislav means take glory.
  • Boyko means an Ukrainian.
  • Damyan means tame.
  • Danail means God’s udge.
  • Desislav means ten glory.
  • Dragomir (Драгомир) means a precious peace.
  • Gavrail means a man or a hero of God.
  • Gavril means a man or hero of God.
  • Georgi means a farmer or a husbandman.
  • Hristo means Christ bearer.
  • Ilarion means cheerful.
  • Ilia means my God is Jehovah.
  • Ilian (Илиян) means with the ægis.
  • Ilija means my God is Jehovah.
  • Iliya means my God is Jehovah.
  • Ivailo means edge.
  • Ivan (Иван) means Jehovah’s gift or Jehovah’s grace.
  • Ivaylo means edge.
  • Ivo means Jehovah’s gift (or grace).
  • Kaloyan means good John.
  • Kiril means lordly.
  • Krasimir means a beautiful peace or world
  • Krastyo means cross.
  • Lubomir (Любомир) means love’s peace or love’s the world..
  • Ludmil (Людмил) means people’s favor.
  • Lyuben means love.
  • Lyubomir (Любомир) means love’s peace or love’s the world.
  • Lyudmil means people’s love.
  • Marko means of Mars.
  • Mecho means bear.
  • Miroslav (Мирослав) means peace glory.
  • Momchil means boy or youth.
  • Nikola means victor of the people.
  • Ognian means fire.
  • Ognyan means fire.
  • Penko means a stone.
  • Pero (Перо) means a stone.
  • Petar means a stone.
  • Plamen means fiery.
  • Radko means happy or joyful.
  • Radomir (Радомир) means a happy peace.
  • Ratko means happy or joyful.
  • Samuil means heard of God.
  • Spas means salvation.
  • Stanimir means camp peace.
  • Stanislav means camp glory.
  • Stoyan means resolute.
  • Teodor means a divine gift.
  • Tihomir means silent peace.
  • Todor means a divine gift.
  • Toma (Тома) means twin.
  • Tsvetan means flowers.
  • Vasil means kingly.
  • Ventsislav means crown or great glory.
  • Viktor means conqueror.
  • Vladimir (Владимир) means ruling the world.
  • Vladislav means ruler of glory.
  • Yan means Jehovah’s gift or grace.
  • Yanko means Jehovah’s gift or grace.
  • Yoan means Jehovah’s gift or grace.
  • Yordan means descender.
  • Yosif means Jehovah will add.
  • Zahari means sugar and Zachary.
  • Zhivko means living.
  • Zlatko (Златко) means golden.

Female Bulgarian Names

  • Ana (Aha) means compassion, grace and prayers.
  • Anna (Анна) means compassion, grace and prayers.
  • Antonia means inestimable.
  • Biljana means herb.
  • Bilyana means herb.
  • Bisera means beads or pearls.
  • Bogomila means beloved of God or Lord have mercy.
  • Borislava means take glory.
  • Boyana means battle or lord.
  • Boyka means battle..
  • Desislava means ten glory.
  • Donka means inestimable.
  • Elisaveta means God’s oath.
  • Emiliya (Емилия) means work.
  • Gergana means a farmer or husbandman.
  • Hristina means Christ bearer.
  • Iva means Jehovah’s gift or grace.
  • Ivana (Ивана) means Jehovah’s gift or grace.
  • Ivanka means Jehovah’s gift or grace.
  • Ivet means yew or archer.
  • Izabela (Изабела) means Jehovah’s gift or grace.
  • Krasimira means beautiful peace or world.
  • Lala means tulip.
  • Lidiya means woman of Lydia.
  • Lilyana means lily.
  • Ljubina means love.
  • Lyubina means love.
  • Lyubomira means love peace or world.
  • Ljudmila means people’s love.
  • Lyudmila means people’s love.
  • Lyudmyla means people’s love.
  • Maya means to quicken.
  • Mirela means to admire.
  • Miroslava (Мирослава) means peace glory.
  • Nadejda means hope.
  • Nevena means marigold.
  • Nikolina means victor of the people.
  • Pavla (Павла) means little.
  • Pavlina (Павлина) means little.
  • Penka means a rock or a stone.
  • Rada means happy or joyful.
  • Radka means happy or joyful.
  • Radomira (Радомира) means happy peace.
  • Rayna means queen.
  • Rosa means dew.
  • Rositsa means dew.
  • Silviya means from the forest.
  • Simona (Симона) means hearing or obedient.
  • Snezhana means snow woman.
  • Sofija (София) means wisdom.
  • Stanislava means camp glory.
  • Stanka means camp glory.
  • Stoyanka means resolute or persistent.
  • Svetla (Светла) means light.
  • Svetlana (Светлана) means light.
  • Tatiana means a small mountain.
  • Tatyana (Татяна) means a small mountain.
  • Teodora means divine gift.
  • Tereza (Тереза) means harvester or reaper.
  • Todorka means divine gift.
  • Tonka means inestimable.
  • Tsveta means flowers.
  • Tsvetanka means flowers.
  • Vasilka means queenly.
  • Vesaela means happy.
  • Violeta means violet.
  • Vladimira (Владимира) means ruling the world.
  • Yana means Jehovah’s gift or grace.
  • Yoana means Jehovah’s gift or grace.
  • Yordanka means the descender.
  • Zaharina means God remembers.
  • Zhivka means living.
  • Zora means dawn.

Those are the Bulgarian names that can be used to name your newly born babies. Choose the best one with good meaning so that you can make it as a wish for the baby. Again, for Bulgarians, the given name is only in the first word, whilst the second word is the dad’s name and the third word must be the family name. It is a traditional naming rule that should be obeyed by every Bulgarian.