Just in case you’re new to my blog, Hello! “Same name- different country” is a little on-going series in which I explore international variations of names.
Today’s names are – Lily, Henry, Sophia, and Luke.
An English flower name.
Lily is the #16 name for girls in the United States.
A few variations of Lily include:
Liana – Portuguese
Lileas – Scottish
Lílian – Brazilian Portuguese
Liliána – Hungarian
Liliana – Romanian & Spanish
Lilias – Scottish
Lilly – Danish & Sweedish
Which is your favorite variation of Lily?
I like the look of the French Liliane. One of my favorite names for girls is Lillian. I love the idea of using Lillie as a nickname for Lillian.
A German name meaning “estate or home ruler”.
Henry is currently #43 in the United States.
A few variations of Henry include:
Américo – Portuguese & Spanish
Amerigo – Italian
Anraí – Irish
Arrigo – Italian
Eanraig – Scottish
Einrí – Irish
Émeric – French
Emmerich – German
Endika – Basque
Enric – Catalan
Enrico – Italian
Enrique – Spanish
Enzo – French & Italian
Harri – Finnish & Welsh
Heike – Ducth
Heiner – German
Heinrich – German
Heinz – German
Henning – Danish, German, Norwegian, & Swedish
Hendrik – Dutch, Estonian, & German
Hendry – Scottish
Henri – Finnish & French
Henrich – German & Slovak
Henricus – Dutch & German
Henrik – Armenian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, & Swedish
Henrikas – Lithuanian
Henrikki – Finish
Henrique – Portuguese
Henryk – Polish
Imre – Hungarian
Imrich – Slovak
Imrus – Hungarian
Jindřich – Czech
Rico – Italian
So many takes on Henry!
Which is your favorite variation of Henry?
I think Hendry is a fun alternative to Henry. Emmerich is also pretty cool.
A Greek name, Sophia is the #1 in the United States and means “wisdom”.
I know quite a few little Sophia’s & Sophie’s!
A few variations of Sophia include:
Sofia – Catalan, Estonian, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, & Swedish
Sofía – Spanish
Sofie – Czech, Danish, & Dutch
Sofija – Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, &Serbian
Sofiya – Bulgarian, Russian, & Ukrainian
Sohvi – Finnish
Sophie – Dutch &French
Soňa – Czech & Slovak
Sonia – Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, & Spanish
Sonja – Croatian, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Serbian, & Swedish
Sonya – Russian
Vivi – Danish, Norwegian, & Swedish
Zofia – Polish
Žofia – Slovak
Žofie – Czech
Zosia – Polish
Zsófia – Hungarian
Zsófika – Hungarian
Which is your favorite variation of Sophia?
I like Sophie best. I think it has a soft and youthful feel.
I do think Vivi is pretty cute, although it does sound a bit more usable as a nickname to me.
A Greek and Biblical name, Luke means from Lucania, Italy.
Currently # 37 in the United States, slightly less popular than Lucas, which holds the #27 spot.
A few variations of Luke include:
Lluc – Catalan
Loukas – Biblical Greek
Luc – French
Luca – Italian & Romanian
Lucas – Biblical Latin, Dutch, French, Portuguese, & Spanish
Lúcás – Irish
Luka – Croatian, German, Russian, & Serbian
Lukács – Hungarian
Lukas – Danish, German, Lithuanian, Norwegian, & Swedish
Lukáš – Czech & Slovak
Łukasz – Polish
Luuk – Dutch
Luukas – Finnish
Which is your favorite variation of Luke?
It’s wildly hard for me to choose! Luke has long been one of, if not my favorite names for boys. I think it sounds really lovely in many languages. I adore Luke and Lucas, but there is something so romantic about Luca.