Most Beautiful Bulgarian Names and What They Mean

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Maria Angelova

The Bulgarian language is full of funny, weird and heartwarming phrases, some of which can be found in other Slavic languages like Serbian, Russian or Slovak. When they think of baby names, Bulgarians often imply more than just a combination of letters; many Bulgarian names involve a good wish for the newborn such as love, glory, happiness, etc. Here are some of the most beautiful Bulgarian names and their meanings.

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Lyubov, female

Pronounced like this: Lyu-bove

In Bulgarian, lyubov means love.

Blagorodna, female

Pronounced like this: Blah-go-road-nah

In Bulgarian, Blagorodna means a noble woman.

Naiden, male

Pronounced like this: Ny-den

In Bulgarian, naiden, means found.

Iglika, female


Pronounced like this: Ee-glee-kah

In Bulgarian, iglika, means primrose.

Asparuh, male

Pronounced like this: Ah-spa-rooh

In Bulgarian, asparuh, means master of the white horse. Asparuh was the first ruler (khan) of Bulgaria.

Bagryana, female

Pronounced like this: ba-grya-na

In Bulgarian, bagryana, means with rosy cheeks, and it was the pseudonym of one of the most famous Bulgarian female poets.

Zhelyazko, male

Pronounced like this: jeh-lyaz-koh

In Bulgarian, zhelyazko, means iron.

Zornitsa, female

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Pronounced like this: Zor-nee-tsa

In Bulgarian, zornitsa, means dawn.

Varban, male

Pronounced like this: var-ban

In Bulgarian, varban, means willow.

Ignat, male

Pronounced like this: Ee-gnat

In Bulgarian, ignat, means fire.

Krasimir, male

Pronounced like this: Kra-see-meer

In Bulgarian, krasimir, means someone who makes the world beautiful.

Desislava, female

Pronounced like this: Deh-see-sla-va

In Bulgarian, desislava, means striving for glory.

Galabin, male

White dove

Pronounced like this: Ga-la-been

In Bulgarian, galabin, means dove.

Rada, female

Pronounced like this: Ra-dah

In Bulgarian, rada, means happy.

Ivan, male

Pronounced like this: Ee-van

In Bulgarian, Ivan is the Slavic form of John.

Rositsa, female

Pronounced like this: Ro-see-tsa

In Bulgarian, rositsa, means morning dew.

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