Slovenia is a mountainous, heavily-forested country in Central Europe, where its two million residents live in a beautiful area bordered by Italy, Austria, Croatia, Hungary and the Adriatic Sea.
The area has a long and rich history, and over the millennia, the area has been part of the Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, the Habsburg Monarchy, the Republic of Venice, the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary. In 1918, Slovenia — together with Serbia and Croatia — formed a new multinational state, which was later named Yugoslavia, however, the country became independent in 1991.
Their language is called Slovenian or Slovene, and is one of the Slavic languages. Other languages with this same root include Russian, Polish and Czech — and you will see this heritage strongly reflected in the most popular baby names for boys born in Slovenia!