Meaning and origin of popular Bosnian names

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I often have been asked  about the meaning of Bosnian names. So today I will write down the meaning and origin of the most popular names. I got all my information from my 3 Bosnian name dictionaries.

Some names only have adjectives to describe them. This is very common for Muslim Names. Every name has a positive meaning, because this is very important in the religion.

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                                         Male names 

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Name

Origin Meaning

Adin

Bosnian Unknown, probably a modification on Adil, Adnan or Edin

Ajdin

Turkish Happy , jolly, blazing, bright

Amar

Arabian Earnest, religious, constructor, builder

Anes

Arabian Darling, favorite

Armin

Bosnian Unknown, probably a modification on Arim and Amin

Benjamin

Old-Hebrew Child of happiness and joy, youngest brother of the prophet Jusuf

Davud

Old-Hebrew Believer, beloved

Denis

Turkish Sea, who cames from the sea

Edin

Arabian Believe, authority,

Tarik

Arabian Who is hammering, knocking, name of the 86 sura of the Kuran

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                                    Female names

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Name

Origin Meaning

Ajla

Turkish Moonlight

Amina

Arabian Religious, trustful; mother of the prophet Mohammed

Ena

Bosnian Unknow, probably shortend from Enesa and Envera

Hana

Bosnian/Arabian Unknown, probably shortend from Umihana, Rejhana, Salihana, Merhana

Lejla

Arabian Long dark night

Melisa

Arabian Unknown, probably modification of Meliha

Nejla

Arabian Present

Sara

Arabian content, good-tempered

Selma

Arabian Who speaks good and who is healthy

Most popular Bosnian names in Austria (Boy Edition)

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Now here are the 5 most popular male bosnian names in Austria for newborns:

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Most popular male Bosnian names in Austria

Place in Bosnia(2010) Place in Austria (2010)
1 Place Benjamin   (11) 9 27
2 Place Adin   (10) 6 285
3 Place Edin   (7) 21 181
4 Place Ajdin   / Anes / Davud / Denis / Tarik                 (a  6) 4   /24 /22/ 0/ 2 299/   219/ 345/ 125/ 191
5 Place Am(m)ar   / Armin (a 5) 1   / 15 299   / 90

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Annotation: There were 169 boys with 86 diffrent names. There are no realy winners but you can see that names with the initial letters A and E are very popular.

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Interesting facts: More than 50% of the boys have got names , that start with the latter A or E, further 20 % received a name with the initial letters B and D.