Mystery Monday: Kolda

Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples of its use, etc., please share them in the comments! If you wish to browse other Mystery Monday names, there is an index.

Today’s name is a 14th C feminine name found in the Czech Republic. These names are always fun because the open up possible Slavic influences — either at the level of influencing the spelling of Germanic-based names, or in providing names native to the Slavic name stock. We’re not sure which is the case here:


Do you have any thoughts about its origin? Any other examples of the name? Please share in the comments!


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3 responses to “Mystery Monday: Kolda

  1. This does seem to be a surname in the Czech Republic still. Writer Josef Lacina went by Kolda Malinsky. I wonder if it is related to the Basque name Koldo, which comes from Louis.

  2. or could it be related to Mikulas, as Colin is the short form of Nicholas in English

  3. Lisa Kolda

    My last name is Kolda, very hard to find out much about it. My father’s parents were Czech’s. Thanks for this posting.

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