European names. Different countries and different names


Recently, more and more children began to appear with unusual names. Modern parents call their daughters and sons various exotic names, borrowing them from Arabs, Azeris, Armenians, refer to ancient times, recalling pagan roots. In this case, a lot depends on fashion trends. However, European names will never go out of fashion, so their diversity is huge. Let's talk about the most popular ones.

Greek names


Very many of them have long been firmly established in our lives. Can we imagine the modern world without Polin, Alexandrov, Kirillov, Tamar, Alekseev, Andreev, Anatoliyev, Artyomov, Georgiev, Gennadiyev, Evgeniyev, Nikit, Anastasiy, Tatian, Helen, Dim, Fedorov, Laris and Irin? But all these are European names of Greek origin. They appeared long before our era. They take their roots from ancient Hellenic culture. Today they are already the soul of the Russian people. But this is not a complete list of names that came to us from this ancient and beautiful country.



Any mention of Holland causes pictures with cheese, mills and tulips in our imagination. However, many European male names came to us from this country. Many of them are not very common in our country, but they are found in many countries of the world. But after all, we also have familiar men, whose parents called Adam, Albert, Alfred, Valentin, David, Max, Rudolf, Philip, Jacob. All of them are named according to the traditions that came to us from the Netherlands.


Remember the end of the last century. It is to him that we owe the fact that European names of Spanish origin have flowed into our lives in a powerful stream. The TV screens showed our mothers, aunts and grandmothers colorful series about a beautiful life. And today, no one is surprised that kids with “hot and sunny names” appeared in our country: Alberto, Alejandro, Alba, Alonso, Angela, Blanca, Veronica, Gabriela, Garcia, Julian, Isabella, Inessa, Carmelita, Carmen, Lorenzo, Lucia, Ramiro, Juanita and others.



It is difficult to explain whether the Italians themselves love life so much, or it is their names that make them so positive. One thing is clear: European male names of Italian origin immediately imprint the person. However, as well as women. Meanwhile, the melodious Italian name from the first minutes seems to have to itself, it charges with positive, gives warmth. Is it possible to be sad next to a man whose name is Adriana, Valentino, Sylvia, Vincent, Laura, Antonio, Isabella, Graciano, Leticia, Leonardo, etc.?


At all times, the Lithuanians considered the name of a person the key that determines his personality. Of course, today these are not the most popular European names in other countries, but many years ago each of them had its own unique, unique meaning. If with age a person did not acquire the basic character traits inherent in the name given to him, then in order to display his spiritual qualities he was given a suitable nickname. For example, Jaunutis was called "young", Vilkas - "wolf", Kuprusom - "hunchbacked", Mažulis - "small", and Juodgalvis - "black-headed".


Each German family that chooses the name of a newborn baby must follow a few specific rules. Previously, medieval European names necessarily indicated the sex of the baby and in no case could be fictional. It is these rules and adhere to the inhabitants of Germany. Moreover, the choice is very large: Maximilian, Lucas, Marie, Sophie, Louise, Laura, Leah, Lina, Max, Michael, Matiel, Otto, Julius, Karl, Frida, Suzanne and many others.



Polish names, like other Slavic peoples, take their roots in the pre-Christian era. The earliest of them were derived from the professions, personal qualities of a person, etc. Male names were always majestic, hard, a little aggressive - Goals, Koval, Wilk. Today, however, European female names that come from Poland are very popular. In any country of the world you can meet Agnieszka, Anna, Barbara, Magdalena, Iadvigu, Zofia or Terescu.

Finnish names

Finnish ancient names are closely related to the unusual subtle perception of nature, which was possessed by the indigenous people of those lands. Many years ago, the locals gave names to their children, relying on natural phenomena, habitual household items and the environment. Popular names were: Suvi (meaning - summer), Villa (grain), Kuura (frost), Ilma (air). Then, for a long time, the Finns used borrowing, but after a certain period of time they began to return to their roots.


All European names list is simply impossible. And the point is not that there are many countries in Europe. After all, how many generations have changed, how many traditions gave birth to new names, how many borrowings happened! Unites them all one - each of them is popular. One is all over the world, the other is only in one’s own country, the third is in a certain locality. But none of them will be forgotten!

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