Uncommon Bosnian Names – D

historic View of Sarajevo

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Male Names 

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Name Origin Meaning Pronunciation
Daim Arabian Constant, respected DAH-IM
Damad Arabian Groom, son-in-law DAH-MAD
Demirel Turkish Hand of iron DEH-MI-REL
Derijan Arabian Awareness, comprehension DEH-RI-AN
Dilaver Persian Brave, industrious DIL-AV-ER

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Female Names

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Name Origin Meaning Pronunciation
Damija Arabian A good Person DAM-IA
Darija Persian Mistress, ruler DARI-A
Defina Arabian Solitary, chaste DE-FI-NA
Delila Arabian Clue, direction sign DEH-LI-LA
Dima Arabian Long, silent rainfall DIH-MA

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Uncommon Bosnian Names – B

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Male Names

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Name

Origin Meaning Pronunciation

Bajram

Turkish Celebration, enjoyment BAY-RAM

Basil

Arabian Brave BA-SIL

Bejan

Arabian Awake, communicative BEY-AN

Benadem

Arabian Son of Adem BEN-AD-EM

Besam

Arabian Always smiling, blithe BE-SAM

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Female Names

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Name

Origin Meaning Pronunciation

Bahija

Arabian Beauty, elegance BAH-I-YA

Bedila

Arabian Wife, believer BED-I-LA

Behar(a)

Arabian Spring, spring flower BEH-AR-(A)

Beraeta

Arabian Innocence, abstinence BER-AE-TA

Bilala

Arabian Good, healthy BIL-A-LA

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The H in Bahija and in Behar is pronounced like the “ch” in the English word loch.

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Photo taken by me in the Bosnian National Museum in Sarajevo

Uncommon Bosnian Names – A

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Until now I have only written about popular Bosnian name. So I decided to make a series of posts about underused rare Bosnian names, which have a beautiful and positive meaning.

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All names and meanings are from my Bosnian name dictionary, which I have mentioned before. In the next weeks I am going to present 5 female and 5 male names from the initial letters A to Z.

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Male Names

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Name

Origin Meaning Pronunciation

Adžem

Arabian Stranger, Non-Arab AH-JEM

Alemdar

Arabian-Persian Leader AH-LEM-DAR

Arslan

Arabian Leo, Hero AHR-SLAN

Avam

Arabian Good swimmer AH-VAM

Azem

Arabian Trustful friend AH-ZEM

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The R is rolled as the R in Spanish, for example carro

The Bosnian Z is pronounced like the Z in Zero.

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Female Names

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Name

Origin Meaning Pronunciation

Abasa

Arabian Leones AH-BAZ-A

Ademija

Arabian Humane AH-DE-MIA

Adla, Adila

Arabian Respectable, felicitated AHD-LA, AHD-I-LA

Altuna, Altana

Turkish Gold, Gold coin AHL-TUH-NA

Ambera

Arabian Pretty fragrance, perfume AHM-BER-A

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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