“Jak masz na imię?” – me, once I learnt some Polish.
Polish names have long time fascinated me. You can spot a Polish name a mile off in a list of names when you travel. Here’s a list of random tourists on a trip. You can tell who the Polish are immediately. The other names have no clear nationality! Gordon Black could be from any one of about 30 countries! But the Polish names are clear! You get it. Amazing.
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So yes, Agnieszka and Piotr are 100% Polish names here. Easy to work out!!
But even better – here’s a fact and a brilliant one!
Have you ever met a Polish girl whose Christian/ First/ Given name didn’t end with the letter A (in infinite form)?
No you didn’t! Because if you did, she’s not Polish! They must end in Letter A. I first learnt this fact in 2004 when I worked with Monika, Ania, Aneta, Marta and Klaudia in Bournemouth many moons ago.
I realised all their names ended in Letter A and I found it so intriguing and cool. Even when you shorten the name of a Polish girl, it STILL ends in A. It’s outrageous and simply brilliant! For example:
Agata – Aga
Aleksandra – Ola
Joanna – Asia
Magdalena – Magda
Weronika – Wera
Now here is a list of Polish girls names whether short or long. If you are Polish and female and your name isn’t on here, message me with your name and I will add it. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Instagram me or Facebook me:
Full list of Polish girls names:
Exceptions to the “all Polish girls names end in the letter A rule”?
OK so there are exceptions but they are not found in the infinitive form of the names. This happens when the words before the girls name influence the ending of the word. Here are the examples:
I was drinking with Katarzyna
I eat with Ola
Piłem z Katarzyną
Jem z Olą
Any men’s names ending in Letter A in Polish?
Yes there are but after some research it appeared to me that I could only find Kuba ends in A of all the male names I have seen in Poland. But even Kuba is a shortened name, the full name is Jakub. I also thought of Arka for Arkadiusz, but it appears Arek is the shortened name.
It’s a fascinating fact, I really love it.
However since posting this article on my blog, many ladies got back to me to say that there ARE Polish girls names ending in a letter other than “a”!! Although I have yet to meet them, those girls names were listed as: