Gender: Feminine

Origin: Polish/Ukrainian/Bulgarian
Meaning “guelder rose.”
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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s