Popular Czech Names – Czech Culture for kids

These are some of the most popular names for boys and girls in The Czech Republic:

Girls’ Names

Adela, which means of noble descent or lineage.

Ana, which means compassion or grace.

Bohdana, which means God’s gift.

Daleka, which means distant battle.

Elita, which means God’s oath.

Boys’ Names

Alexander, which means defender of man.

Andrej, which means man or warrior.

Bohdan, which means God’s gift.

Georg, which means farmer or husband.

Jarmil, which means spring favor.

Norwegian Baby Names – Norwegian Culture for Kids

Norwegian Baby Girl Names Norwegian Baby Boy Names
Agnes Ida Aleksander Jakob
Agnete Inga Alexander Jan
Alfhild Ingeborg Alf Jens
Amalie Inger Alfred Joachim
Andrea Ingri Anders Joakim
Anette Ingrid Anders Johan
Anna Ingvil Andreas Jokkum
Anne Ingvild Anton Jon
Astra Ingvill Arne Jonas
Astri Janne Artur Jørgen
Astrid Jenny Arvid Julius
Aud Jensina Asbjørn Kåre
Beate Johanna Atle Karl
Bente Jorun Balder Kjell
Bergitta Josefina Baldur Knut
Berit Julie Benjamin knute
Borghild Kaia Bjørn Kristian
Camilla Kamilla Boone Kristoffer
Caroline Karen Borg Lars
Cathrine Kari Brander Leif
Catrine Karolina Burnaby Ludvik
Christine Karoline Burr Mads
Dagmar Katrine Busby Magnus
Danica Kirsten Cadby Marcus
Disa Kristianna Canute Marius
Dorte Kristin Carr Martin
Eir Kristina Cawley Martinus
Elisa Kristine Christian Mathias
Elise Lene Christoffer Matias
Ellen Lisbet Colby Mats
Elsa Malena Dag Mikkel
Emilie Malin Danby Mons
Emma Maren Delling Nikolai
Freya Margit Daniel Nils
Frida Margrete Didrik Olaf
Gerd Mari Edvard Olan
Gjertrud Maria Einar Ole
Gudrun Marie Eirik Pål
Gunnhild Marit Elvis Paul
Haldis Marta Emil Peder
Hanna Marte Eric Per
Hannah Marthe Erik Petter
Hanne Marthine Erlend Reidar
Hedda Martine Erling Rolf
Hege Mary Espen Sander
Heidi Matilda Even Sebastian
Helene Nikolina Fredrik Sigurd
Henriette Nina Frode Simen
Hilda Nora Gunnar Sindre
Hilde Oda Haakon Stian
Hjørdis Olava Haavard Svein
Olina Håkon Svend
Pernilla Hans Sverre
Petra Harald Thomas
Håvard Thor
Henning Tobias
Henrik Tomas
Ivar Tor
Vegar
Vegard

Norway has an official government list of acceptable names. their strict name law dates back to the 1800′s, and is intended to protect children from any Norwegian names that sound or look strange.
The Norwegian origins of this these names include place names, those related to mythology and history, origins from colors, plants and other types of nature. Also, fictional origins, historical origins, characteristic and religious origins.

 

 

 

 

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Urdu Baby Names and Meaning – Pakistani Culture for Kids

Boys Girls
Aaban Name Of The Angel Alisha Honest, truthful, Protected by Allah.
Aahil Prince A’idah Guest, the one who’s returning
Aariz Respectable Man Alina Beautiful.
Rayn Name Of A Gate Of Heaven Eshal The name of a flower in heaven
Daniel Intelligent Alesha Protected by god
Aadil Just, Upright Maya Princess.
Aryan Of Utmost Strength Eliza Unique, precious
Zain Friend, Beloved A’ishah Wife of the Prophet (SAW).
Eshan In God’s Grace, Worthy Ariana Full of life.
Aaryan Of Utmost Strength Mysha Happy for entire life
Aydin Brilliant, Enlightenend, Intelligent, Light Of The Moon Aleena Silk of heaven.
Aaqil Intelligent Aaliyah Tall, Towering.
Amaan The Most Loveable Aalia Exhalted, Noble
Danlyal Intelligent Daania Beautiful
Aamir Civilised Amelia Trustworthy, beautiful
Zayan Bright Aaleyah Exalted, Highest social standing.
Adam A Prophet’s Name Aamira Imperial, Abundant, Inhabited.
Aasim Person Who Keeps Away From Sins Aafreen Brave, Acclaim.
Aafiya Good Health Maira Moon
Ehsan Powerful A’shadieeyah Princess, cute, perfect
Aashir Living Aaeesha Life, Vivaciousness, Living Prosperous, Youngest wife of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Adyan A Nebee Was Named By This Name Aleeza Joy
Haris Vigilant Guardian Aamanee Good wish.
Mikaeel Name Of Allah’s Angel Aadila Just, Honest, Equal Upright
Aaqib Follower Aanisah Young lady, Maiden

 

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Italian Baby Names – Italian Culture for Kids

Top 20 Baby Names
Girls Boys
Maria Giuseppe
Anna Giovanni
Giuseppina Antonio
Rosa Mario
Angela Luigi
Giovanna Francesco
Teresa Angelo
Lucia Vincenzo
Carmela Pietro
Caterina Salvatore
Francesca Carlo
Anna Maria Franco
Antonietta Domenico
Carla Bruno
Elena Paolo
Concetta Michele
Rita Giorgio
Margherita Aldo
Franca Sergio
Paola Luciano

 

 

 

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Spanish Baby Names – Spanish Culture for Kids

Popular Spanish Baby Names

Girls’ Names

  1. Sofia
  2. Isabella
  3. Camila
  4. Valentina
  5. Valeria
  6. Mariana
  7. Luciana
  8. Daniela
  9. Gabriela
  10. Victoria
  11. Martina
  12. Lucia
  13. Ximena/Jimena
  14. Sara
  15. Samantha
  16. Maria José
  17. Emma
  18. Catalina
  19. Julieta
  20. Mía
  21. Antonella
  22. Renata
  23. Emilia
  24. Natalia
  25. Zoe
  26. Nicole
  27. Paula
  28. Amanda
  29. María Fernanda
  30. Emily
  31. Antonia
  32. Alejandra
  33. Juana
  34. Andrea
  35. Manuela
  36. Ana Sofia
  37. Guadalupe
  38. Agustina
  39. Elena
  40. María
  41. Bianca
  42. Ariana
  43. Ivanna
  44. Abril
  45. Florencia
  46. Carolina
  47. Maite
  48. Rafaela
  49. Regina
  50. Adriana

Boys’ Names

  1. Santiago
  2. Sebastián
  3. Matías
  4. Mateo
  5. Nicolás
  6. Alejandro
  7. Diego
  8. Samuel
  9. Benjamín
  10. Daniel
  11. Joaquín
  12. Lucas
  13. Tomas
  14. Gabriel
  15. Martín
  16. David
  17. Emiliano
  18. Jerónimo
  19. Emmanuel
  20. Agustín
  21. Juan Pablo
  22. Juan José
  23. Andrés
  24. Thiago
  25. Leonardo
  26. Felipe
  27. Ángel
  28. Maximiliano
  29. Christopher
  30. Juan Diego
  31. Adrián
  32. Pablo
  33. Miguel Ángel
  34. Rodrigo
  35. Alexander
  36. Ignacio
  37. Emilio
  38. Dylan
  39. Bruno
  40. Carlos
  41. Vicente
  42. Valentino
  43. Santino
  44. Julián
  45. Juan Sebastián
  46. Aarón
  47. Lautaro
  48. Axel
  49. Fernando
  50. Ian

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Indonesian Children’s Names – Indonesian Culture for Kids

Indonesian names portray various cultures in the archipelago. Naming customs are also different among ethnic groups. Generally, Indonesian people do not have family name, with the exception of some ethnic groups such as Batak or Mollucan. So, Indonesians who have two or more names, all of them are usually given names. Names are usually derived from words in regional language or Sanskrit. As Indonesia has the highest Muslim population in the world, it is also quite common to see people with Muslim/Arabic names.

Indonesian names can be divided into four types:

  • A single name, such as Soekarno (the first president of Indonesia)

  • Two or more names without family name, such as Muhammad Hatta (the first vice president of Indonesia)

  • Two or more names with family name, such as Mochtar Lubis (journalist) and Abdul Haris Nasution (Indonesian army general)

  • Two or more names with patronymic, such as Megawati Soekarnoputri (the fifth president of Indonesia) – Soekarnoputri means daughter of Soekarno.

Today, Indonesians usually have two or more names. All of them are given names without family names. Generally, they are called using first names, unless they opt otherwise. Lacks of family names are clearly shown in Indonesian phonebooks. Names are listed according to first names, not family names.

These are some common Indonesian names:

Male

  • Adi

  • Ahmad

  • Ari

  • Bambang

  • Muhammad

  • Names initaiated with “su”  are very popular such as Soekarno, Soeharto, or Susilo. Su meand good in Sanskrit

Female

  • Mega

  • Putri

  • Ayu

  • Meutia

  • Fatimah

  • Indah

 

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Malaysian Names – Malaysian Culture for Kids

The Malaysian Chinese are the only large ethnic group in Malaysia to use family names.  Most other groups use a personal name and then a

patronym name.   For men, the patronym consists of the title bin (from So, if Osman has a son called Musa, Musa will be known as Musa bin Osman. For women, the patronym consists of the title binti (from Arabic بنت, meaning ‘daughter of’) followed by her father’s name. So, if Musa has a daughter called Aisyah, Aisyah will be known as Aisyah binti Musa. Upon marriage, a woman does not change her name, as is done in many cultures.Arabic بن, meaning ‘son of’) followed by his father’s personal name.

Traditionally Malay names were taken from other languages:

Malay, for example Kiambang, Mayang or Tuah

Khmer, Siamese or Cham, for example Tam, Som or Lai

Javanese, for example Ratnasari, Joyo or Kesuma

Sanskrit or Pali, for example Wira, Darma or Wati

Arabic names are popular. In addition, names form other languages are also used and include:

Persian, for example Jehan, Mirza or Shah

Greek or Latin, for example Maria, Marina or Johana

English, for example Tiara, Orked or Ros

Some names are taken from public figures around the world.  The majority of Malay males have Mohammad or Muhammad (after the founder of Islam) as their first name.

A few Malay families use surnames such as Tengku, Megat, Nik, Wan, Raja and Che.  Other common surnames include Sayid or Syed, and Teuku.  It is common to take two or three first names.   The Malaysian Chinese use traditional Chinese names of usually three words.  The first name is the Chinese family name.

Boys’ and Girls’ Names

Following are the 25 most popular boys’ and girls’ names for parents in Malay to name their children:

Boys’ Names:  Muhamad, Adam, Rayyan, Ahmad, Daniel, Darwish, Umar, Haziq, Irfan, Zikri, Aqil, Harith, Hakim, Aqif, Hadif, Ammar, Danish, Aidan, Jayden, Ashraff, Alif, Ariff, Syshmi, Isaac and Amsyar

Girls’ Names:  Nur (Nor or Noor), Zara, Hannah, Damia, Sophia, Alicia, Aishah, Humaira, Batrisyia, Safiyyah, Sarah, Iris, Alya, Adrianna, Amani, Keisha, Arissa, Balqis, Qistina, Arianna, Qaisara, Khalisha, Chloe, Marissa and Mia

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Common Portuguese Names – Portuguese Culture for kids

Most Portuguese first names are very simple and come from characters in the Bible, like Maria (Mary) or João (John). Some sounds found in names will be very different from English, like the tilde in Sebastião (Sebastian) while others will be almost the same as in English, such as David, which only changes a bit in the way it’s said.

You’ll notice quickly that most boy’s names end with an “o” and most girl’s names end with an “a”. Of course this doesn’t always happen, since combinations of two names are frequent too, such as a girl called Maria-João or a boy called Maria-José.

Full Portuguese family names can seem very long for Americans, as parents will often give their children two first names and a name from their mother and father’s family, so that they carry a bit of heritage from all their loved ones.

Some common girl’s names:

Ana

Beatriz

Rosa

Luísa

Marta

Teresa

Joana

Alice

Isabel

Rita

Some common boy’s names:

Paulo

Rui

Miguel

Ricardo

Carlos

André

Daniel

Fernando

Manuel

Marcos

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Persian Baby Names – Persian Culture for Kids

A Persian or Iranian name is made up of a first name and then the last name of the family.

Sometimes more than one first name is given.  Many names are taken from Arabic, Greek, Assyrian and Armenian names.  About 10-15% of the names come from a Persian literature book known as Shahnameh which means Epic of the Kings. This book written in the 10th century is highly valued by Iranians and considered a masterpiece of Persian literature. Some examples of suggested first names in this book include Abtin, Ardeshir, Armeen, Arzhang, Babak, Bijan, Bizhan, Bozorgmehr, Darab, Esfandiar, Esfandyar, Faramarz, Farhad, Fariborz, Farshid and Farzad.

Before the use of surnames (family names), people were known by the district, city, town or village from where they came from.  Different beginnings and endings were put on the first names. Today, Persians use first and last names. Below is a list of common boys’ names, girls’ names and surnames.

Boys’ Names
Abbas · Abolfazl · Abdollah · Ahmad · Ali · Ali Reza · Amir · Arash · Ardeshir

Bijan

Dariush · Davoud

Ebrahim · Ehsan · Eskandar · Esmail

Farhad · Farshid

Ghasem

Habib · Hamed · Hashem · Hassan · Hossein

Jamshid · Javad

Kamran · Karim · Kazem · Kourosh

Mahmoud · Majid · Manuchehr · Masoud · Mehdi Meysam · Milad · Mohammad ·   Mohsen · Mostafa

Omid

Qaisar

Rahman · Rasoul · Reza

Saeed · Samir · Shahin

Vahid

Yaghoub · Yahya · Younes · Yousef

Girls’ Names

Anousheh · Astar · Azadeh

Farnaz · Farzaneh · Fatemeh · Fereshteh

Jaleh

Laleh  · Leila

Mahshid · Maryam · Mina

Nasrin · Nazanin · Niloufar

Parisa · Parvin

Reyhan · Roksaneh · Roya

Sara · Simin

Taraneh

Yasmin

Zahra · Zaynab

Common Surnames (Last names)

Abbasi · Abed · Akbari · Alizadeh

Ebrahimi · Esfahani

Ghorbani

Hosseini

Jafari · Jamshidi

Kazemi · Khadem · Khorasani

Madani · Mazandarani · Mohammadi · Mokri

Pahlavi · Paria

Rahimi · Rezaei

Salehi · Shirazi

Tehrani

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Romanian Names – Romanian Culture for kids

Romanian kids usually have one or more names. But they only use one. For example, if a girl is called Maria Ioana (Maria Joan), her parents won’t ever call her MI (or MJ in English). Just Maria. You can usually tell if a name is for a girl because it ends in “a” in almost all of the cases.

Usually, kids are named after Romanian Orthodox saints. Names like Ioan (John) and Andrei (Andrew) are common among boys. As for girls, Maria and Elena are often given. Some girls have Dacian names like Andrada or Meda. Boys’ names like Traian or Octavian are Roman. Remember our history lesson about Romania. Yes, some names are that old.

If you were living in Romania, the boys’ names that you’d probably hear all around would be Ioan (John), Gheorghe (George), Constantin (Constantine), Vasile (Basil) or Alexandru (Alexander). Girls would probably respond to Maria, Elena, Ana or Ioana (Joan).

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