Friday, October 7, 2011

International Names (Boys)

I admit, it may be the serious nerd in me, but I've always been fascinated by names/words that are in use in many different languages. Culture and phonetics can vary incredibly, so the fact that there are names acceptable (and pronounceable) in many disparate regions is amazing! Most of these are familiar throughout the Western world.

Boys:
  • Abel (AY-bel, AH-bel, ah-BEL)
  • Adam (AD-am or ah-dahm)
  • Adrian (AY-dree-an, AH-dree-an)
  • Alan (AL-an, AH-lahn)
  • Albert (AL-bert or AHL-bert)
  • Alexander, Aleksander, Aleksandar, Aleksandr (al-ek-SAN-der)
  • Alfons, Alphonse / Alfonso, Alphonso (ahl-fons / ahl-FON-soh)
  • Andreas (ahn-DREH-ahs)
  • Anton (AN-tahn, or ahn-TAHN)
  • Arthur, Artur (AR-thur, AR-tur, ar-TOOR)
  • Bruno (BROO-noh)
  • Cai, Kai (KYE)
  • Christian, Cristian, Kristian (KRIS-tyen, krees-TYAHN)
  • Christoffer, Christopher, Kristoffer (KRIS-tof-fer)
  • Ciril, Cyril (SIHR-el, SEE-rel)
  • Constantine, Konstantin (KON-stan-teen, kon-stahn-TEEN)
  • Daniel (DAN-yel, dahn-YEL)
  • David (DAY-vid, dah-VEED)
  • Denis, Dennis, Denys, Dinis (DEN-nis, DEH-nees)
  • Dominic, Dominik (DOM-in-ik, DOH-mee-nik)
  • Donat (DON-aht)
  • Dylan (DIL-an, DEE-lahn, DUL-an)
  • Eduard, Edward (EE-doo-ard, ED-ward)
  • Elias (EE-lee-ahs, eh-LEE-ahs)
  • Emanuel, Emmanuel, Immanuel (ee-MAN-yu-el, eh-man-WEL)
  • Emil (ee-MEEL, EE-meel)
  • Eric, Erik (EHR-ik, EE-rik)
  • Felix (FEE-liks, FEH-liks)
  • Ferdinand (FEHR-dee-nand, FER-dih-nand)
  • Filip, Philip (FIL-lip, FEE-lip)
  • Frederick, Frederik, Fredrick (FRED-er-ik, freh-ehr-eek, FREED-rik)
  • Gabriel (GAY-bree-el, gah-bree-EL)
  • Hugo (HYOO-goh, HOO-goh)
  • Ian (EE-an)
  • Isidor, Isidore (IS-ih-dor, EEZ-ih-dor)
  • Ivan (EYE-van, ee-VAHN)
  • Kevin (KEV-in)
  • Leon (LEE-on, leh-ON)
  • Leopold (LEE-o-pold, leh-OH-pold)
  • Liam (LEE-am)
  • Lucas, Lukas / Luca (LOO-kahs / LOO-kah)
  • Manuel (man-ooEL, MAHN-oo-el)
  • Marcel (mahr-SEL, MAR-sel)
  • Marco, Marko (MAHR-koh)
  • Mario (MAHR-ee-oh)
  • Marius (MAHR-ee-oos)
  • Marten, Martin (MAR-tin, mahr-TEEN)
  • Noel (NOHL, no-EL)
  • Oliver (OL-ih-ver, OL-ee-ver)
  • Omar (OH-mar)
  • Oscar, Oskar (OS-kar)
  • Patrick, Patrik (PAT-rik)
  • Petar, Peter (PEE-ter, PEH-ter)
  • Rafael, Raphael (rah-fah-EL, RAH-fah-el)
  • Ralf, Ralph (RAHLF, RALF)
  • Robert (ROB-ert, ROH-bert)
  • Roman (rom-AHN, ROM-ahn, ROH-man)
  • Ruben, Reuben (REU-ben, ROO-ben)
  • Rudolf, Rudolph (ROO-dolf)
  • Salomon, Solomon (sah-loh-MON, SOL-oh-mon)
  • Samuel (SAM-yul, sahm-WEL)
  • Sebastian, Sebastjan, Sebastien (seh-BAST-yen, seh-bahs-TYEN)
  • Simon (SYE-mon, SEE-mon, ZEE-mon)
  • Stefan, Steffan, Steffen (stef-AHN, STEF-fan)
  • Teodor (TEH-oh-dor, TEE-oh-dor)
  • Thomas, Tomas (TOM-as, TOH-mas, toh-MAHS)
  • Tristan (TRIS-tan, TREES-tahn)
  • Valentin (VAL-en-teen, vah-len-TEEN)
  • Victor, Viktor (VIK-tor, VEEK-tor)