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.

Stixswhichtwizzle Sat 26-Jan-13 20:21:32

Boys Names:

TooTiredToBeCreative Sat 26-Jan-13 12:41:40

I know a Besian and Brahim

lollypopsicle Sat 26-Jan-13 12:38:56

Other Albanian boy's names I'm aware of that I think are ok:
Elvis (could be cute!)

lollypopsicle Sat 26-Jan-13 12:36:20

My nephew is half albanian and is called Adrian (add-ree-an). It was a bit of a compromise for my Dsis at the time with the inevitable mispronunciation of aid-ree-an
but a well known footballer has made it a more familiar name over here in the last few yrs.
DN has always be known as Adi. My Dsis made clear to the school that his 'name to be known by' is Adi and there has never been a problem with this.

DonderandBlitzen Sat 26-Jan-13 00:11:58

I like Alban

RustyBear Fri 25-Jan-13 23:32:22

I know a Kosovan family with two boys called Albion and Arian and a girl called Harieta

LittleMissStupid Fri 25-Jan-13 23:21:59

haha! living up to my name! blush

LittleMissStupid Fri 25-Jan-13 23:21:30


What did you go for in the end?

My partner is Kosovan, our daughter is Elira :-)

NattersAndMutters Mon 18-Jul-11 10:55:18

I rather like Alban - familiar here as a saint's name and the town of course. Not common but not outrageously strange, nn's could be Al, Ali or Albie.

ellangirl Mon 18-Jul-11 08:16:50

Aliana (f) and Tarin (m)

DrSeuss Sun 17-Jul-11 23:15:15

Taught a delightful girl from Albania named Mirela. Her brother was Urim, meaning dream.

acsec Sun 17-Jul-11 23:01:09

I know an Albanian girl called Ambra

ambkad Sun 17-Jul-11 22:59:15

How about Arben - Ben for short.

mazzi2fly Sat 09-Jul-11 21:48:55


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

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:

Skender (this is cool IMO)

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'

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

Besian (Bess e ann)

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

The only Albanian I met was called Julian

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

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

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

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

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

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....

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...

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.

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