Bulgarian Names

According to Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute, Bulgarians go by more than 67,000 different names. However, the 25 most popular female and male names are used by approximately 2,391,000 people.

Because of this, you can use the following list to pray for almost 1/3 of Bulgaria’s population by name! (See praying for the lost for specific ways to pray.)

Bulgaria’s Top 25 Female and Male Names

1 Maria (125,000) and George (178,000)
2 Ivanka (68,000) and Ivan (174,000)
3 Elena (57,000) and Dimitar (133,000)
4 Yordanka (43,000) and Nikolai (95,000)
5 Penka (35,000) and Peter (81,000)
6 Marika (33,000) and Christo (66,000)
7 Rositsa (31,000) and Jordan (56,000)
8 Daniela (30,000) and Alexander (56,000)
9 Petya (29,000) and Stefan (55,000)
10 Desislava (29,000) and Vasil (54,000)
11 Hope (28,000) and Todor (53,000)
12 Violeta (28,000) and Stoyan (52,000)
13 Margarita (28,000) and Atanas (49,000)
14 Radka (28,000) and Angel (48,000)
15 Gerganka (27,000) and Krasimir (45,000)
16 Stoyanka (25,000) and Plamen (41,000)
17 Rumyana (25,000) and Nikola (41,000)
18 Silvia (25,000) and Ivailo (35,000)
19 Emilia (25,000) and Valentin (34,000)
20 Stefka (24,000) and Cyril (34,000)
21 Vasilka (24,000) and Iliya (33,000)
22 Milena (23,000) and Emil (33,000)
23 Tanya (23,000) and Martin (29,000)
24 Galina (23,000) and Rumen (29,000)
25 Christina (23,000) and Asen (28,000)

(source)

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