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Delila/ Dalila

Delila (DE-LEE-LA) is easy to pronounce and is also used in different cultures. Delila has several origins, it can be either an Arabic name with meaning of sign and leader, or it can be a Hebrew name. The version Dalila is currently ranked #30 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Hebrew version Delilah is ranked #172 in the USA.


Lina is like Sara a nice, friendly name popular in many different countries. Lina is pronounced LEE-NAH and is an Arabic name with the meaning tender, affectionate. In addition, Lina is also used in countries such as Austria and Sweden, as a standalone form of names like Karolina and Nikolina. The name is currently in the Top 100 in more than 8 countries.


Mejra is one of my personal favorites. It is a short, two-syllable name deriving from Meryam, which is the Arabic version of Mary. Mejra is pronounced like MAY-RAH and is quite underused in Bosnia, because it is considered to be old-fashioned. However, due to its similarity to popular names like Nejra and Maya, it may rise in the near future.


The name Mira, which is pronounced MEE-RAH, has very much in common with Sara. Both names are short and sound quite international. The name is used in many different cultures. Mira is a Slavic name deriving from the word Mir, which means peace. It is also an Indian name with the meaning sea, ocean. Furthermore, Mira is used as a standalone short from of the Arabic name Amira.


Sura is only one letter different from Sara, but the name has its own distinct sound. Sura, which is pronounced SOO-RAH, is a short form of the Arabic name Surura. Furthermore, Sura is also the term used for the “chapters” in the Quran.


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/

Uncommon Bosnian Names -E

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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