An easy to say and spell Albanian name?

(40 Posts)
mumnosbest Fri 01-Jul-11 19:53:54

A long shot I know but does anyone know any Albanian names. I've heard a few but they either sound awful or have really odd spellings.

Emin, Adem, 1 more but can't remember (North London, my neighbour is married to an Algerian man)

My friend went out with an Albanian called Nico. His brother was Costa smile

mumnosbest Fri 01-Jul-11 19:58:41

Albanian? but thanks smile

Oh shite blush I thought it said Algerian, ohhhh Albanian... I can't think, mind blank! blushblushblushblush

hocuspontas Fri 01-Jul-11 19:59:00

The only boys' names I've heard of are Zog and Leka from the old Albanian royal family. And Enver (Hoxha) the old communist leader. None of which have brilliant connotations!

mumnosbest Fri 01-Jul-11 20:02:33

Zog sounds like a friend of ET, Nico and Costa are very Greek too.

hpsaucy Fri 01-Jul-11 20:03:19

I one's I heard are Edi, Vaz and John!!!! all worked in the kitchen in the local pub

mumnosbest Fri 01-Jul-11 20:04:37

Quite like Albi and Alban but not sure

Traditional Albanian names
For boys:
Alban
Aleksander
Dardan
Konstandin
Jeton
Valon

For girls:
Vera
Lule
Era
Dardana
Jehona

The Albanians I know are are Rita, Christina, and Teresa (Mother Teresa was Albanian as well, so it's likely a common name there).

mumnosbest Fri 01-Jul-11 20:15:19

Thanks, apart from the 2 I'm not sure about I just don't like the way boys names sound in Albanian. I'm open to suggestions but already have my heart set on a girls's name.

HerMajestiesSecretCervix Fri 01-Jul-11 20:19:33

The only Albanians whose names I know are Tefta, enva, sali and aslan.

mumnosbest Fri 01-Jul-11 20:21:59

enva's not bad (boy or girl?) I like Aslan but too Narnian

Tigerbomb Fri 01-Jul-11 20:26:09

This may help -
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HerMajestiesSecretCervix Fri 01-Jul-11 20:30:34

Boy. The Enva I know of would not be a good role model though. Think dictator.

ScrambledSmegs Fri 01-Jul-11 20:30:41

I know someone whose mum is Albanian and she gave him the name Stephen, pronounced Stef-en. Apparently there are a lot of churches in Albania named after St Stephen.

I think it's normally spelled Stefan in Albania though.

EskimoPie Fri 01-Jul-11 23:33:41

I had my hair cut by an Albanian woman recently (in her 20s, I guess).

Name? Albana.

Meets your criteria and has an obvious link to the country...

Darnsarfupnorf Fri 01-Jul-11 23:36:13

i used to work with an albanian man called red...cant get much easier than that grin its my dogs name too though....

islanzadi Tue 05-Jul-11 00:52:40

i had an albanian friend at school. she was called gerta evelin

Firawla Tue 05-Jul-11 00:55:58

are you looking for boys names if you have already chosen the girls
i know a sami and a sabri i think those are nice

mumnosbest Sat 09-Jul-11 19:37:48

Thanks! It's definately boys names that are proving harder!

gorionine Sat 09-Jul-11 19:40:18

The only Albanian I met was called Julian

Beachedbabe Sat 09-Jul-11 19:42:26

Besian (Bess e ann)

freerangeeggs Sat 09-Jul-11 21:22:00

Flutura for a girl. Apparently it means 'butterfly' - how pretty is that??

Luljeta, 'flower of life'

Vera, 'summer'

For a boy:

Alban
Skender (this is cool IMO)
Afrim

I just found a really weird website listing 'westlife', 'song min jin' and '0876871078' amongst the top 100 Albanian names confused

Behind the Name has quite a few listed and is pretty reliable. Just google 'behind the name'

KSal Sat 09-Jul-11 21:47:02

freerangeeggs i read somewhere that Albania and China had strong links due to their communist regimes, but that would only explain song min jin!

for boys names, the only ones I can remember from when I went are Aslan (you already have), Leonidas (shortened to Loni) and Genci (hard g, soft c). I met loads more people, terrible memory though

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