Most popular Bosnian names 2011 – Top 50

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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

Most popular Bosnian names 2011

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I am sorry for not writing so long, but I was quite busy with end term tests and a new summer job. The most popular Bosnian names of 2011 were released some weeks ago and here they are:


Most popular female names


Position Name
1 Amina
2 Lamija
3 Emina
4 Lejla
5 Sara
6 Hana
7 Ajna
8 Adna
9 Ajla
10 Nejla



Most popular male names


Position Name
1 Tarik
2 Amar
3 Ajdin
4 Adin
5 Ahmed
6 Harun
7 Vedad
8 Kenan
9 Faris
10 Hamza

Most popular Bosnian names Top 50 and Top 99 also available

Pronunciation explanations: The ´j´ is pronounced like a ´y´, so Lejla is like Leyla and Ajna is Ayna.


What do you think? Could these names be used by non- Bosnian parents?




Meaning and origin of popular Bosnian names


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.


                                         Male names 



Origin Meaning


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


Turkish Happy , jolly, blazing, bright


Arabian Earnest, religious, constructor, builder


Arabian Darling, favorite


Bosnian Unknown, probably a modification on Arim and Amin


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


Old-Hebrew Believer, beloved


Turkish Sea, who cames from the sea


Arabian Believe, authority,


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


                                    Female names



Origin Meaning


Turkish Moonlight


Arabian Religious, trustful; mother of the prophet Mohammed


Bosnian Unknow, probably shortend from Enesa and Envera


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


Arabian Long dark night


Arabian Unknown, probably modification of Meliha


Arabian Present


Arabian content, good-tempered


Arabian Who speaks good and who is healthy

Most popular Bosnian names in Austria (Boy Edition)



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


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


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.


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.