Sólja, Sóley

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Faroese/Icelandic
Meaning: “buttercup.”
(SOLE-yah); (SOO-lay).

Both names are derived from the Norse word sol meaning “sun.” In modern vernacular both names are used to refer to the buttercup flower in their own respective languages. Sólja is the Faroese form and Sóley the Icelandic. Though Sóley is used as a given name in the Faroe Islands as well.

As of 2010 Sólja was the 8th most popular female name in the Faroe Islands.



Gender: Feminine
Origin: Latvian
Meaning: “buttercup.”

The name comes directly from the Latvian word for the buttercup flower.

The designated name-day is April 28.


  1. http://www.behindthename.com/namedays/lists/lat.php
  2. http://dictionary.site.lv/


Gender: Feminine
Origin: Bosnian/Bulgarian/Crotian/Czech/Macedonian/Serbian/Slovak/Slovene
Meaning: “gold”

The name is derived from the Czech/Slovak elemet, zlata meaning “gold.” The suffix of -ica is a popular one among feminine Slavic names denoting something small and feminine. Zlatuska (zlah-TOOSH-kah), and Zlatka, can either be used a nickname or variation. The name also coincides with the Czech/Slovak word for the buttercup flower.

In the Southern Slavic languages, it just means “gold.”


Gender: Feminine
Origin: Hungarian
Meaning “jewel”; “buttercup.”
(bog-LAR-kah) IPA/ˈboglaːrkɒ/

    The name is currently very popular in Hungary, ranking in at # 2 in 2007.

    Boglárka is actually an ancient name, but has only been recently revived. It is derived from the old Hungarian word boglár, which was a large medieval jewel studded with gems. In modern Hungarian, it is the name of the buttercup flower.

    The name is borne by Hungarian free style swimmer Boglárka Kapás (b.1993).

    Nicknames popular in Hungary include Bogi and Boglár.

    A possible English nickname could be Lark.

    In order to hear actual audio pronunciation of this name in Hungarian, go here: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Boglárka