Uncommon Bosnian Names – F

Bosnian peasant  women

Bosnian peasant women

Female Names

Name Origin Meaning Pronunciation
Faiza Arabian winner FA-IZ-A
Fahima Arabian understanding, intelligent FA-HI-MA
Farida Arabian lonely, plump FA-RI-DA
Fehmija Arabian intelligent FEH-MI-A
Fermana Persian permission of the emperor FER-MA-NA

Male Names

Name Origin Meaning Pronunciation
Faim Arabian superior,  handsome FA-IM
Fatih Arabian pioneer, winner FA-TIH
Fehmi Arabian very intelligent FEH-MI
Feuz Arabian happiness, victory FE-UZ
Firdus Arabian Paradise FIR-DUZ


My Sims sibsets: Sojourner May

Winter in Salzburg

Winter in Salzburg

I am currently playing Sims 3, but I started with the first version. The main reason I love playing this game, is the possibility to name generations of families. In my Sims world, the definition of a “normal” name is reversed. Therefore, you may encounter multiple Sims called Hugo and Ottilie , but there is only one Sarah (the name was an accident). Furthermore, I often choose names that have a connection to something I hear or read of. Many Sims “born” last summer , for example,  have names influenced by the Olympic Games in London.

The following sims were the children of the first person I created in Sims 3.


Sojourner May


Austen Winter (b)

Willoughby Asa


Helena Wren

Margo Hermione

Rory Pilgrim

Ottilie Maeve

Pandora Alice

Harper Bronte (g)

Sojourner May was the first person I created in Sims 3. She was named after Sojourner Truth, the famous American women´s rights activist. Austen´s namesake was the English novelist Jane Austen. The other sims just received names I liked. You may wonder why Harper Bronte is the only girl with a unisex name. I felt that Harper Bronte would complement the sibset and hoped that a boy would be born. However, I only got girls and I didn´t want to waste the name, so the last girl received it.

Most popular Bosnian names – Top 99


Female Male
51 Alma Matej
52 Nika Anel
53 Zara Dino
54 Aida Jasmin
55 Anđela Afan
56 Irma Amir
57 Melina Ibrahim
58 Nadija Amel
59 Belma Danin
60 Marta Maid
61 Alina Alem
62 Edina Alen
63 Hena Faruk
64 Nađa Ivano
65 Larisa Adem
66 Almina Andrej
67 Amela Eldin
68 Zana Filip
69 Kanita Danis
70 Merima Demir
71 Uma Adis
72 Anela Almin
73 Asija Ermin
74 Ela Ismail
75 Farah Din
76 Lucija Jusuf
77 Matea Mak
78 Anesa Enis
79 Lorena Ilhan
80 Samra Mehmed
81 Emma Mihael
82 Najla Sanjin
83 Almedina Karlo
84 Nikolina Mustafa
85 Edna Emil
86 Klara Elmin
87 Lara Omer
88 Maida Anis
89 Aldina Antonio
90 Fatima Belmin
91 Karla Damir
92 Katarina Hasan
93 Nela Mateo
94 Aiša Abdulah
95 Dženana Amin
96 Ilda Edvin
97 Magdalena Gabrijel
98 Majra Ishak
99 Nina Leon
Source: http://www.fzs.ba/

Most popular Bosnian names 2011 – Top 50

Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina via Wikipedia

Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina via Wikipedia

The data of the most popular Bosnian names 2011 was published last year in spring, but I totally forget to post more than the Top 10. It might be late, but here are the Top 50

Place Female Male
1 Amina Tarik
2 Lamija Amar
3 Emina Ajdin
4 Lejla Adn
5 Sara Ahmed
6 Hana Harun
7 Ajna Vedad
8 Adna Kenan
9 Ajla Faris
10 Nejla Hamza
11 Ema Muhamed
12 Amna Ajnur
13 Asja Luka
14 Amila Benjamin
15 Sajra Eman
16 Ena Armin
17 Ana Adnan
18 Nejra Imran
19 Merjem Daris
20 Petra Davud
21 Elma Emin
22 Iman Ivan
23 Lana Nedim
24 Naida Emir
25 Esma Kerim
26 Marija Edin
27 Ilma Marko
28 Iva David
29 Ajša Eldar
30 Dalija Haris
31 Sumeja Petar
32 Azra Bakir
33 Džana Amer
34 Ilhana Mirza
35 Mia Ali
36 Medina Anes
37 Berina Josip
38 Sarah Emrah
39 Šejla Arman
40 Nedžla Adi
41 Jasmina Aldin
42 Amra Rijad
43 Tajra Dženan
44 Ivana Mahir
45 Minela Omar
46 Selma Džan
47 Džejla Ante
48 Erna Ensar
49 Melisa Nikola
50 Anida Bilal
Source: http://www.fzs.ba/

Leopold II and his family

Leopold II and his family
Peter Leopold Johannes Anton Joachim Gotthard was born in 1747 as the ninth child of Queen Maria Theresia and her husband Franz Stephan. He received the name Peter, which was very unusual for the Hapsburgs, at the desire of his godmother Elisabeth, Empress of Russia. In 1765, he not only married the Spanish princess Maria Ludovica, but also became the ruler of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Leopold, having a good education, enacted multiple reforms and leaded the country out of misery into prosperity. In 1790, his older brother, Joseph II Holy Roman Emperor, died surprisingly at the age of 48, he succeeded his brother and became himself the Holy Roman Emperor and ruler of all Hapsburg territories. However, two years later he died and was succeeded by his son Franz. His wife Maria Ludovica, with whom he had 16 children, only outlived him by two months. They left behind many under-age children, who then were raised by relatives.

 Their children:

Maria Theresia Josepha Charlotte Johanna

married in 1787 Anton of Saxony; had four children who all died in their infancy

Franz Joseph Karl

known as Franz II ,Holy Roman Emperor; married four times and had 13 children

Ferdinand Joseph Johann Babtist

Franz I as a child

Franz I as a child

known as Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany; married two times and had 6 children.

Maria Anna Ferdinanda Leopoldine Charlotte Josepha

was an abbess of a female monastery in Prague

Carl Ludwig Johann Joseph Laurentius

known as Duke of Teschen, married Henriette Alexandrine princess of Nassau-Weilburg; they had 7 children

Alexander Leopold Johann Joseph Eusebius

died in an accident at the age of 22

Albrecht Johann Joseph 

died shortly after his birth

Maximilian Johann Joseph

died at the age of 4

Joseph Anton Johann Baptist

married three times and had 8 children

Maria Klementina Josepha Johanna Fidelis

married Francesco of Sicily; died at the age of 24 at the birth of her second child

Anton Viktor Joseph Johann Raimund

never married

Maria Amalia Josepha Johanna Katharina Theresia

died at the age of 18

Johann Baptist Joseph Fabian Sebastian

married against the will of his family the non-aristocratic Anna Plochl, who was the daughter of a local postmaster; had one son named Franz; there is also a movie based on the love story of archduke Johann and Anna Plochl

Rainer Joseph Johann Michael Franz Hieronymus

married Maria Elisabeth of Savoyen-Carignan and had 8 children

Ludwig Joseph Anton

died unmarried and without issues

Rudolf Johann Joseph Rainer

was archbishop of Olmütz

Latin Names Part III

I have finished my studies of Latin some months ago, but I forgot to post the last part of my Latin Names series. The first and the second part dealt with male and female name. The post today is all about ancient place names. Some of them are not as usable as others. My favourite is Aventin, which is one of the seven hill Rome was built on. Aventin is very similar to  Valentin and it also has the consonant V in it, which is quite fashionable nowadays. Adding an “E”, it  becomes a girl name. In my sims game I have a father called Aventin and a daughter Aventine named after him.

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Uncommon Bosnian Names -E

Bosnische Bauerntracht

Bosnian national costume

Male Names

Name Origin Meaning Pronunciation
Elhan Arabian person who talks, read and sings best EL-HAHN
Eljese Hebrew name of a prophet EL-YEH-ZEH
Eman Arabian a person who is reliable and credible EH-MAHN
Emdžed Arabian the most celebrated, noble EM-JED
Ezan Arabian call to prayer EH-ZAN

Female Names


Name Origin Meaning Pronunciation
Eleza Arabian the most beautiful and sweet EH-LEZ-A
Elfija Arabian a good friend EL-FEE-A
Elifa Arabian beautiful, nice, well-known ELIF-A
Elmaza Arabian diamond, precious stone EL-MAH-ZA
Emuna Arabian strong, persistent EH-MUH-NA

New Year Babies 2013

Happy New Year

David from Innsbruck was the first Austrian baby who was born in 2013 , just 5 minutes after midnight. He is the first child of Sylvia and Thomas. David was followed by Dominik from Lower Austria, who was born 9 minutes past midnight. The first girl arrived at O:14 and is named Amelie Johanna. In the following part I have listed the New Year Babies from all Austrian states.

The Tyrol


Lower Austria



Amelie Johanna

Upper Austria






Estora Selina**






Bastian Emanuel

* Little Illhan is of Syrian-Persian origin

** Estora is the first girl born in Styria, she was closely followed by a boy called Leon

Source: http://oesterreich.orf.at/stories/2565294/01.01.2013

Photo: http://www.wallpaperswala.com/happy-new-year/ 01.01.2013