Kalina


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Polish/Ukrainian/Bulgarian
Meaning “guelder rose.”
(kah-LEE-nah)
The name first became popular in Poland after Henryk Sienkiewicz used this name for a heroine in his novel Quo Vodis. Since the setting was Ancient Rome, he latinized the name to Calina. The name is also used in the Ukraine and is the title of a popular folk song Kalinka. In Bulgarian its the name of the Rowan tree. Its designated name day is July 11.

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