Višnja


Gender: Feminine
Origin: Serbo-Croat
Meaning: “cherry.”
(VEESH-nyah)

As summer comes to a close, I almost forgot to post about this lovely gem. Find Cherry too tacky as a given name? Then why not this Balkan beauty. The name comes directly from the South Slavic word for the cherry, and it a fairly common name in the former Yugoslav Republic. In Slovenia, its the name of a mountain Gora Visnja, known as Weichselburg in German.

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