The Polish population is hearty and hospitable, filled with warm and welcoming people. Below is a list of Polish baby names — for both boys and girls — that exhibit these qualities and more. Take a look and find a meaningful moniker for your child!

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  • Aleksander/Aleksandra Aleksander/Aleksandra is the Polish version, be the child masculine or feminine, of Alexander/Alexandra. These names both break down to mean “man's defender.”
  • Andrzej Andrzej is the Polish version of the boy's name Andrew. It means “manly” and is pronounced “AN-jay.”
  • Brygida Brygida is the Polish version of the girl's name Bridget. This name means “exalted one” and might be the perfect name for your future warrior queen.
  • Dorota Dorota is the Polish version of the girl's names Dorothea and Dorothy. This name means “God's gift.”
  • Estera Estera is the Polish version of the girl's names Esther and Ostara. It means “star” and might be chosen because the girl was born at night, is reliable or just because she lights up the darkest of moods.
  • Filip Filip is an equestrian Polish name for boys. It means “friend of horses,” and could suit a rider; fan of Greek mythology, due to creatures like Pegasus, centaurs and hippogriffs; or just someone with a natural aptitude for animals.
  • Grzegorz Grzegorz is the Polish version of the boy's name Gregory. It means “watchful” and is pronounced “GZHEH-gawsh.”
  • Hanna Hanna is a Polish name for agile and fluid little girls. It means “grace” and the H should be pronounced with a a “KH” sound.
  • Ilona Ilona is the Polish version of the girl's name Helen. It means “torch”
  • Iwona Iwona is the Polish version of the girl's name “Yvonne.” This name means “yew.”
  • Jan Jan is a Polish boy's name that pays tribute to the influence of a higher power. The name literally means “Yahweh is gracious.” Yahweh is the name of an ancient deity of the Jewish people and synonymous with “God” without actually speaking God's name.
  • Jerzy Jerzy is the Polish version of the boy's name George. The name means “farmer” and is pronounced “YEH-zhi.” One might choose this name for their son out of a desire to keep him simple and honest, with a respect for the fruits of hard work.
  • Judyta Judyta is the Polish version of the girl's name “Judith.” This name means “a Jewish woman” and would be a wonderful name for an Ashkenazi girl. It should be pronounced “Yoo-di-ta.”
  • Lucjan Lucjan is a brilliant Polish name for a boy and likely a variant of the name Lucian. This name means “light” and is pronounced “LOO-tsyan.”
  • Maja Maja, otherwise spelled Maia, is a Polish girl's name overflowing with maternity. The name means “good mother” and is pronounced like the name Maya.
  • Melania Melania is an ominous Polish version of the girl's name Melanie. This name means “dark.” Melania was the name of Donald Trump's third wife, although she is Slovania-American rather than Polish-American.
  • Narcyz Narcyz is a relaxed boy's name from Poland. The name means “sleep” and is pronounced “NAR-tsis.”
  • Roch Roch is a Polish name for content little boys. It means “rest” and is pronounced like the word “rock” with an extra H at the end.
  • Ruta Ruta is the Polish version of the girl's name Ruth. A Ruta is rarely ever lonely because the name means “friend.”
  • Szymon Szymon is a Polish name suited to boys with awareness. The name is taken from Simon, a name meaning “he has heard,” and is pronounced very similarly, as “SZEE-mon.”
  • Weronika Weronika is the Polish version of the girl's name Veronica. This name means “true image” and is pronounced very close to the English method, sounding like “veh-raw-NYEE-ka.”
  • Wioleta Wioleta is the Polish version of the girl's name Violet. This name refers to the purple flower known as a violet.
  • Zaklina Zaklina is the Polish version of the girl's name Jaqueline. This name means supplanter and should be pronounced “zhak-LYEE-na.”
  • Zenon Zenon is a glimmering Polish name for boys. It simply means “shine” and migh be chosen as a name due to how much his smile lights up the room.
  • ZofiaZofia is the Polish variation on the girl's name Sophia. This name means “wisdom.”

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