Zara

Origin: English, Bulgarian, Arabic Зара (Bulgarian) Zara زهرة (Arabic) Zahrah- blooming flower زهراء (Arabic) Zahrah’- bright, shining, radiant زهرا (Arabic)- Zahra- bright, shining, radiant Meaning: English form of Zaïre, a name used by Voltaire for a play. He may have based it on Arabic Zahrah ( زهرة) meaning “blooming flower” or Zahrah’ (زهراء) meaning “bright, shining, radiant”….

Zaharina

Origin: Bulgarian, Macedonian Захарина (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Meaning: the Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of Zechariah meaning “Yahweh remembers”. Zara and Zaharinka are diminutive forms of the name while Zahari is the Bulgarian male form of the name.

Simona

Origin: Italian, English Meaning: Simona is the feminine form of Italian masculine Simone; it’s also the feminine form of Simon as well meaning “he has heard” or “God is listening”. Simonetta is the Italian diminutive of Simona Simone (u)

Malina

Origin: Scottish, Bulgarian, Serbian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Greek, Inuit Meaning: a diminutive of Scottish Malcolmina, the feminine form of Malcolm meaning “disciple of Saint Columba”. Malina is also a Slavic name meaning “raspberry”. Mălina is also a Romanian name, deriving from the Romanian word mălin meaning “bird cherry tree”. It could also be an…

Iskra

Origin: Slavic Meaning: spark

Tatiana

Origin: Latin Meaning: the feminine form of Tatianus, a derivative of Tatius, of unknown meaning. Tatiana is a name mentioned once in Book 4 (The Miserable Mill), as a friend of the author Lemony Snicket. Tanya/Tania is a short form of the name. Variants: Tatyana (Russian); Tatjana (Finnish, German), Tatianna, Tatyanna (English); Tatianus (m); Tatienne…

Simeon

Origin: Hebrew ( שִׁמְעוֹן ) Hebrew ( Симеон ) Bulgarian Serbian Meaning: from Hebrew Shim’on, a variant of Greek Simon meaning “he has heard” or “God is listening”

Ilya, Ilia

Origin: Russian, Bulgarian, Georgian Илья (Russian) ილია (Georgian) Илия (Bulgarian) Meaning: Ilya is the Russian form of Elijah meaning “My God is Yahweh”. Ilia is also a variant transcription of Ilya, but it’s also the Georgian form of Elijah or also a variant transcription of Bulgarian Iliya (also the Bulgarian form of Elijah) Ilyusha and…

Varvara

Origin: Russian, Greek, Bulgarian Варвара (Russian, Macedonian, Bulgarian); Βαρβαρα (Greek) Meaning: the Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Greek Barbara meaning “foreigner, barbarian” Variants: Barbara, Barbra

Vladimir, Vladimír

Origin: Slavic Владимир (Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian) Meaning: from Slavic elements vladeti “rule” and meru “great, famous” meaning “famous ruler”. According to Behindthename, the second element could also be associated with miru “peace, world” so the meaning could also be “peaceful ruler” or “world ruler”. The Vladimír spelling is the Czech and Slovak form of Vladimir.

Milan

Origin: Slavic Милан (Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian) Meaning: from Slavic element milu meaning :gracious, dear”. According to Wikipedia, it also has Indian and Latin origins; in Hindu it’s supposed to mean “eager”, “worthy”, or “competitor”, all coming from an expression meaning “a coming together”. In Latin, it’s supposed to mean “eager and laborious” In Slavic-speaking countries, Milan…

Ivan

Origin: Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovene, Macedonian, English Meaning: Slavic form of John, meaning “Yahweh is gracious” Although in English, Ivan is always pronounced as “eye-ven”, in Russian and Ukrainian it’s pronounced as “ee-vahn”

Valko

Origin: Bulgarian Meaning: wolf

Eva

Origin: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Russian, Georgian, Biblical Meaning: form of Eve, meaning to breathe or to live

Kalina

Origin: Bulgarian, Macedonian, Polish Meaning: viburnum tree Калина (Bulgarian and Macedonian)

Neven

Origin: Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian, Irish Meaning: marigold; saintly, holy, religious Neven is the masculine form of Nevena, which means marigold; it could also be a variant spelling of Irish Nevan, which means either holy, religious, or saintly;

Petra

Origin: Greek, Finnish, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Meaning: feminine form of Peter, meaning “stone” or “rock” Variants: Peta, Petrina, Penka

Boris

Origin: Russian, Bulgarian, German, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, Georgian Meaning: could possibly mean wolf, short, or snow leopard