Polish Alphabet

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The Polish Alphabet

The Polish Alphabet (lowercase): a, ą, b, c, ć, d, e, ę, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, ł, m, n, ń, o, ó, p, r, s, ś, t, u, w, y, z, ź, ż

The Polish Alphabet (uppercase): A, Ą, B, C, Ć, D, E, Ę, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, Ł, M, N, Ń, O, Ó, P, R, S, Ś, T, U, W, Y, Z, Ź, Ż

Polish is the official language of Poland. The Polish language is used throughout Poland and by other Polish people who live in other countries.  It is a Slavic language like Russian. It is the second largest spoken Slavik language after Russian. The Polish alphabet has 9 letters which are not in the English alphabet. These nine letters look like English letters, but they have marks above or below them.  The 9 upper and lower case letters are Ą ą, Ć ć, Ę ę, Ł ł, Ń ń, Ś ś, Ó ó, Ź ź, Ż ż.  The letters q, v, and x are not considered part of the Polish alphabet, but these letters are used for foreign words and names.

Names in Poland

Polish names have the first name of a person (a imię) followed by the last name (nazwisko).

Polish children are usually given one or two first names.  Most Polish people are Catholics so they also adopt the third name of a Saint on their confirmation.

Most Common Polish Baby Names (2010)

Names for Girls

1. JULIA

2. MAJA

3. ZUZANNA

4. LENA

5. WIKTORIA

6. AMELIA

7. OLIWIA

8. ALEKSANDRA

9. NATALIA

10. ZOFIA

Names for Boys

1. JAKUB

2. SZYMON

3. KACPER

4. FILIP

5. MICHAL

6. MATEUSZ

7. BARTOSZ

8. WOJCIECH

9. ADAM

10. WIKTOR

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