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Popularity of the Baby Name Yordanka

Number of Babies Named Yordanka

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Popular Baby Names in Bulgaria, 2016

According to preliminary data released yesterday by Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute, the most popular baby names in the country in 2016 were Viktoria and Aleksandar.

Here are Bulgaria’s projected top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2016:

Girl Names
1. Viktoria
2. Maria
3. Nikol
4. Raya
5. Sofia
6. Aleksandra
7. Gabriela
8. Daria
9. Yoana
10. Simona

Boy Names
1. Aleksandar
2. Georgi
3. Martin
4. Dimitar
5. Ivan
6. Nikola
7. Viktor
8. Daniel
9. Kaloyan
10. Nikolay

On the boys’ list, Aleksandar replaces Georgi as the #1 name.

The name Kaloyan can be traced back to Tsar Ivan II, who ruled Bulgaria from 1197 to 1207. His nickname, “Kaloyan,” was based on the Greek phrase kalos Ioannes, meaning “handsome John.” In fact, an increasing number of baby boys are being named after the “khans and the kings of the First and Second Bulgarian Kingdom, for example Asparuh, Tervel, Simeon, Samuil, Kaloyan.”

Trendy girl name Krisia isn’t in the top 10, but it was given to 169 baby girls in 2016 (and 222 in 2015) thanks to the influence of Bulgarian child singer Krisia Todorova.

And what are the most common first names in Bulgaria overall?

Female Names, overall
1. Maria
2. Ivanka
3. Elena
4. Yordanka
5. Penka
6. Daniela
7. Rositsa
8. Desislava
9. Petya
10. Gergana

Male Names, overall
1. Georgi
2. Ivan
3. Dimitar
4. Nikolay
5. Petar
6. Hristo
7. Aleksandar
8. Stefan
9. Yordan
10. Vasil

Interesting entries in the overall top 20 include the female name Rumyana and the male names Stoyan, Atanas (from Athanasius), and Plamen.

Sources: Alexander and Victoria most preferred baby names in Bulgaria in 2016, Republic of Bulgaria National Statistical Institute, Kaloyan – Behind the Name


Invented Baby Names in Cuba

Some imaginative baby names that have been bestowed in Cuba in the last few decades:

  • Adianez – Zenaida backwards
  • Ailed – Delia backwards
  • Boris – from the foreign name trend
  • Aledmys
  • Danyer – from the English word “danger”
  • Dayesi
  • Disami
  • Geyne – combination of Geronimo and Nelly
  • Hanoi – geographical term
  • Katia – from the foreign name trend
  • Leydi – from the English word “lady”
  • Maivi – from the English word “maybe”
  • Mayren – combination of Mayra and Rene
  • Migdisray – combination of Migdalia and Raymundo
  • Odlanier – Reinaldo backwards
  • Olnavy – from “Old Navy”
  • Orazal – Lazaro backwards
  • Robelkis – combination of Roberto and Belkis
  • Tatiana – from the foreign name trend
  • Usnavi – from “U.S. Navy”
  • Widayesi
  • Yadel – from the y-name trend
  • Yakarta – geographical term (from Jakarta)
  • Yamisel – from the y-name trend
  • Yander – from the y-name trend
  • Yaneymi – combination of Yanet and Mijail
  • Yanisey – from the y-name trend
  • Yasnaya – geographical term (maybe from Yasnaya Polyana?)
  • Yirmara – from the y-name trend
  • Yoanni – from the y-name trend
  • Yoelkis – from the y-name trend
  • Yohendry – from the y-name trend
  • Yolaide – from the y-name trend
  • Yordanka – from the foreign name trend
  • Yosbel – from the y-name trend
  • Yotuel – from the Spanish words “yo, tu, el” (I, you, he)
  • Yovel – from the y-name trend
  • Yulieski – from the y-name trend
  • Yumara – from the y-name trend
  • Yumilsis – from the y-name trend
  • Yunier – from the y-name trend
  • Yuri – from the foreign name trend
  • Yuset – from the y-name trend

I harvested all of these from yesterday’s Julio or Juliabe? Inventing Baby Names Popular in Cuba — an article that shouldn’t surprise any of us, as we’ve been discussing imaginative Latin American names for a while now. Here are two posts about Cuba specifically: Y-name Generation, Hiroshima & Nagasaki.