Albanian Names And Nicknames

April 24, 2021

Albanian names and nicknames are used in the country of Albania, as well as in other Albanian communities throughout the world. 

Let's see what are the most common names and nicknames in Albania.


Masculine Albanian Names And Nicknames

Name  Meaning  Usage
Admir  Meaning uncertain. It might be a variant of Amir or it could be derived from Latin admirer meaning "admire". Bosnian, Albanian
Afrim Means "approach" in Albanian. Albanian
Agim  Means "dawn" in Albanian. Albanian
Alban   From the Roman cognomen Albanus, which meant "from Alba". Alba (from Latin albus "white") was the name of various places within the Roman Empire, including the city Alba Longa. This name was borne by Saint Alban, the first British martyr (4th century). According to tradition, he sheltered a fugitive priest in his house. When his house was searched, he disguised himself as the priest, was arrested in his stead, and was beheaded. As an English name, Alban was occasionally used in the Middle Ages and was revived in the 18th century, though it is now uncommon. German, French, Albanian, English (Rare)
Aleksandër   Albanian form of Alexander. Albanian
Ali  Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali ibn Abi Talib was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shia Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph. This name is borne by the hero in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, the tale of a man who finds the treasure trove of a band of thieves. Another famous bearer was the boxer Muhammad Ali (1942-2016), who changed his name from Cassius Clay upon his conversion to Islam. Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar, Kazakh, Dhivehi, Albanian, Bosnian
Ardit  Means "golden day" in Albanian, from ar "gold" and ditë "day". Albanian
Bashkim  From Albanian bashkë meaning "together". Albanian
Behar  From the archaic Albanian word behar meaning "summer". Albanian
Besim  Means "faith, trust" in Albanian. Albanian
Besnik  Means "faithful" in Albanian. Albanian
Burum  Means "spring, well, water source" in Albanian. Albanian
Dardan  From the name of the Dardani, an Illyrian tribe who lived on the Balkan Peninsula. Their name may derive from an Illyrian word meaning "pear". They were unrelated to the ancient people who were also called the Dardans who lived near Troy. Albanian
Dhimitër  Albanian form of Demetrius. Albanian
Dren  From Albanian dre meaning "deer". Albanian
Endrit  From Albanian dritë meaning "light". Albanian
Fatmir  Derived from Albanian fatmirë meaning "lucky". Albanian
Flamur    Means "flag" in Albanian. Albanian
Gentian   From the name of the flowering plant called the gentian, the roots of which are used to create a tonic. It is derived from the name of the Illyrian king GENTIUS, who supposedly discovered its medicinal properties. Albanian
Gentius Possibly means "to beget" in Illyrian. This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Illyrian king who went to war with Rome. Albanian
Gjergj   Albanian form of George. Albanian
Gjon  Albanian form of John. Albanian
Granit Means "granite" in Albanian, from Italian granito, ultimately derived from Latin granum meaning "grain". Albanian
Halil  Albanian form of KHALIL. Albanian
Ibrahim  Form of Abraham in several languages. Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian, Dhivehi, Albanian
Ilir  Means "Illyrian" in Albanian, referring to an ancient people who inhabited the Balkans. Albanian
Isa  Arabic form of Jesus. This form is found in the Quran and is used as a given name by Muslims. Arabic-speaking Christians instead use يسوع (Yasu') to refer to Jesus Christ. Arabic, Persian, Albanian
Ismail  Malay, Indonesian, Uyghur and Albanian form of Ishmael. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إسماعيل (see Isma'il). Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Uyghur, Albanian
Ismet  Bosnian and Albanian form of Ismat. Bosnian, Albanian
Kostadin  Albanian form of Constantine. Albanian
Kristaq Albanian form of Christakis. Albanian
Kristo    Short form of Kristofer (Albanian) or Kristjan (Estonian). Saint Kristo the Gardiner (also called Christos) was an Albanian martyred in Constantinople in 1748. Albanian, Estonian
Kristof  Croatian and Albanian form of Christopher. Croatian (Rare), Albanian
Luan   Means "lion" in Albanian. Albanian
Muhamet    Albanian form of Muhammad. Albanian
Nikollë  Albanian form of Nicholas. Albanian
Pal   Albanian form of Paul. Albanian
Pali  Albanian form of Paul. Albanian, Hungarian
Pandeli  Albanian form of Pantelis. Albanian
Pavli  Albanian form of Paul. Albanian
Pëllumb   Means "dove" in Albanian. Albanian
Përparim  Derived from Albanian përparim meaning "progress, advancement". Albanian
Petrit Means "falcon" in Albanian. Albanian
Pjetër  Albanian form of Peter.  Albanian
Qemal  Albanian form of Kamal Albanian
Ramiz  Means "symbolize, sign" in Arabic. Arabic, Albanian
Shefqet  Albanian form of Şevket. Albanian
Skënder  Short form of Aleksandër. Albanian
Sokol  Means "falcon" in Albanian, a word borrowed from Slavic. Albanian
Spartak  Form of Spartacus in several languages. Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Albanian, Armenian, Georgian
Suad   Alternate transcription of Arabic سعاد (see Su'ad). In Bosnia and Albania, it is typically a masculine name. Arabic, Bosnian, Albanian
Vasil Form of Basil in several languages. Bulgarian, Belarusian, Macedonian, Georgian, Albanian
Xhafer  Albanian form of Jafar. Albanian
Xhelal Albanian form of Jalal. Albanian
Xhemal  Albanian form of Jamal. Albanian
Ylli Derived from Albanian yll meaning "star". Albanian


Feminine Albanian Names And Nicknames 

Name  Meaning  Usage
Afërdita  Means "daybreak, morning" in Albanian, from afër "nearby, close" and ditë "day". Albanian
Agnesa Slovak and Albanian form of Agnes. Slovak, Albanian
Aida A variant of Ayda. This name was used in Verdi's opera Aida (1871), where it belongs to an Ethiopian princess held captive in Egypt. Arabic, Bosnian, Albanian, Literature
Arbana From Albanian arbën meaning "Albanian". Albanian
Ardita Feminine form of Ardit. Albanian
Blerta Derived from Albanian blertë meaning "green". Albanian
Bora Derived from Albanian borë meaning "snow". Albanian
Dafina  Means "laurel" in Albanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian, of Greek origin. Albanian, Macedonian
Dardana Feminine form of DARDAN. Albanian
Drita From Albanian dritë meaning "light". Albanian
Fatmire  Feminine form of Fatmir. Albanian
Fjolla   From Albanian fjollë meaning "fine snow". Albanian
Flake From Albanian flakë meaning "flame". Albanian
Flututa Means "butterfly" in Albanian. Albanian
Gentiana Feminine form of GENTIAN. Albanian
Gonxhe  Means "flower bud" in Albanian, of Persian origin. This was the middle name of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, better known as Mother Teresa (1910-1997). Albanian
Jehona Derived from Albanian jehonë meaning "echo". Albanian
Kaltrina Possibly from Albanian kaltër meaning "blue". Albanian
Klaudia Polish, Slovak, Hungarian, and Albanian feminine forms of Claudius, as well as a German variant form. Albanian
Lindita Means "the day is born" in Albanian, from lind "to give birth" and ditë "day". Albanian
Lule Means "flower" in Albanian. Albanian
Luljeta Means "flower of life" in Albanian, from lule "flower" and jetë "life". Albanian
Mirela Albanian form of Mirelle. Romanian, Croatian, AlbanianRomanian, Croatian and 
Pranvera Derived from Albanian pranverë meaning "spring", itself from pranë "nearby, close" and verë "summer". Albanian
Shpresa From Albanian shpresë meaning "hope". Albanian
Shqipe  From Albanian shqip meaning "Albanian". Additionally, the word shqipe means "eagle" in modern Albanian, a variant of older shkabë. These interrelated words are often the subject of competing claims that one is derived from the other. The ultimate origin of shqip "Albanian" is uncertain, but it may be from shqipoj meaning "to say clearly". Albanian
Suada Bosnian and Albanian form of Su'ad. Bosnian, Albanian
Teuta  Possibly derived from an Illyrian word or title meaning "queen". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Illyrian queen. Albanian
Venera  Form of Venus, from the genitive form Veneris. This name was borne by a 2nd-century saint who was martyred in Rome or Sicily. Sicilian, Russian, Bulgarian, Albanian
Vera Derived from Albanian verë meaning "summer". Albanian
Vesa From Albanian vesë meaning "dew". Albanian
Xhesika Albanian form of Jessica. Albanian
Yllka  Feminine form of YLLI. Albanian

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