Street names of Warsaw
Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River, roughly from the Baltic Sea and from the Carpathian Mountains. Its population in 2010 was estimated at 1,716,855 residents with a greater metropolitan area of 2,631,902 residents, making Warsaw the 10th most...

is the capital of the European country of Poland
Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north...

. This page gives an overview of street names in the city that refer to famous persons, cities or historic events.

Traditionally the streets in Warsaw, unlike in many other cities in Poland, are named with adjective
In grammar, an adjective is a 'describing' word; the main syntactic role of which is to qualify a noun or noun phrase, giving more information about the object signified....

 forms rather than in simple nouns in nominative case
Nominative case
The nominative case is one of the grammatical cases of a noun or other part of speech, which generally marks the subject of a verb or the predicate noun or predicate adjective, as opposed to its object or other verb arguments...

. For instance, the street named after Saint John
John the Evangelist
Saint John the Evangelist is the conventional name for the author of the Gospel of John...

 is named Świętojańska (literally Saintjohnian Street) in Warsaw and Święty Jan (Saint John) in Poznań. In modern times the tradition is not closely observed and most streets named after personalities or groups are named with nouns in genitive case
Genitive case
In grammar, genitive is the grammatical case that marks a noun as modifying another noun...

, thus the forms correspond roughly to the English prepositional phrases (Polish Plac Zwycięstwa means literally Square of Victory rather than Victory Square.


  • Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński
    Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski
    Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński, was a Polish poet and Home Army soldier, one of the most renowned authors of the Generation of Columbuses, the young generation of Polish poets of whom many perished in the Warsaw Uprising.-Biography:...

    , 1921–1944, Polish-Jewish poet and Home Army soldier
  • Gabriela Boduena
  • Juliusz Bursche
    Juliusz Bursche
    Juliusz Bursche was a bishop of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church in Poland. A vocal opponent of Nazi Germany, after the German invasion of Poland in 1939 he was arrested by the Germans, tortured, and sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp where he died.- Youth :Bursche was born as the first child...

    , 1862–1942, General Superintendent
    Superintendent (ecclesiastical)
    Superintendent is the head of an administrative division of a Protestant church, largely historical but still in use in Germany.- Superintendents in Sweden :...

     of the Polish Lutheran Church
  • Canaletto
    Giovanni Antonio Canal better known as Canaletto , was a Venetian painter famous for his landscapes, or vedute, of Venice. He was also an important printmaker in etching.- Early career :...

    , 1697–1768, Venetian
    Venice is a city in northern Italy which is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. It is the capital of the Veneto region...

     painter who painted 26 views of Warsaw
  • Antonio Corazzi
    Antonio Corazzi
    Antonio Corazzi was an Italian architect who designed a number of buildings in Warsaw, the capital of Poland.He was born in Livorno.Amongst the buildings he designed are:* Staszic Palace...

    , 1792–1877, Italian
    Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

    An architect is a person trained in the planning, design and oversight of the construction of buildings. To practice architecture means to offer or render services in connection with the design and construction of a building, or group of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the...

     of the Teatr Wielki, Warsaw
  • Tadeusz Czacki
    Tadeusz Czacki
    Tadeusz Czacki , was a Polish historian, pedagogue and numismatist. Czacki played an important part in the Enlightenment in Poland.-Biography:...

    , 1765–1813, Polish statesman
  • Roman Dmowski
    Roman Dmowski
    Roman Stanisław Dmowski was a Polish politician, statesman, and chief ideologue and co-founder of the National Democracy political movement, which was one of the strongest political camps of interwar Poland.Though a controversial personality throughout his life, Dmowski was instrumental in...

    , 1864–1939, Polish politician, chief ideologue and co-founder of the National Democratic Party
  • Aleksander Fredro
    Aleksander Fredro
    Aleksander Fredro was a Polish poet, playwright and author.-Life:Count Aleksander Fredro, of the Bończa coat of arms, was born in the village of Surochów near Jarosław, then a crown territory of Austria. A landowner's son, he was educated at home. He entered the Polish army at age 16 and saw...

    , 1793–1876, Polish poet and writer
  • Tylman van Gameren
    Tylman van Gameren
    Tylman van Gameren was a Dutch-born Polish architect and engineer who, at the age of 28, settled in Poland and worked for Queen Maria Kazimiera, wife of Poland's King Jan III Sobieski...

    , 1632–1706, a Dutch
    The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...

     architect and engineer who worked for Queen Maria Kasimira of Poland
  • Charles de Gaulle
    Charles de Gaulle
    Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle was a French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first President from 1959 to 1969....

    , 1890–1970, former president of France
  • Wojciech Gorski, 1739–1818, bishop
  • Stanisław Małachowski, 1736–1809, Polish aristocrat
  • Emil Młynarski, 1870–1935, Polish conductor and composer
  • Molière
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature...

    , 1622–1673, French theatre writer, director and actor, one of the masters of comic satire
    Satire is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement...

  • Stanisław Moniuszko
    Stanisław Moniuszko
    Stanisław Moniuszko was a Polish composer, conductor and teacher. His output includes many songs and operas, and his musical style is filled with patriotic folk themes of the peoples of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth...

    , 1819–1872, Polish conductor, composer, author of many songs, operas, and ballets filled with patriotic and Polish folk themes.
  • Vaslav Nijinsky
    Vaslav Nijinsky
    Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent, cited as the greatest male dancer of the 20th century. He grew to be celebrated for his virtuosity and for the depth and intensity of his characterizations...

    , 1890–1950, a Polish-born Russian ballet
    Ballet is a type of performance dance, that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century, and which was further developed in France and Russia as a concert dance form. The early portions preceded the invention of the proscenium stage and were presented in large chambers with...

     dancer and choreographer
  • Józef Piłsudski, 1867–1935, Polish revolutionary
    A revolutionary is a person who either actively participates in, or advocates revolution. Also, when used as an adjective, the term revolutionary refers to something that has a major, sudden impact on society or on some aspect of human endeavor.-Definition:...

    , statesman
    A statesman is usually a politician or other notable public figure who has had a long and respected career in politics or government at the national and international level. As a term of respect, it is usually left to supporters or commentators to use the term...

     and dictator
    A dictator is a ruler who assumes sole and absolute power but without hereditary ascension such as an absolute monarch. When other states call the head of state of a particular state a dictator, that state is called a dictatorship...

  • Winnie-the-Pooh
    Winnie-the-Pooh, also called Pooh Bear, is a fictional anthropomorphic bear created by A. A. Milne. The first collection of stories about the character was the book Winnie-the-Pooh , and this was followed by The House at Pooh Corner...

    , cartoon character (Kubusia Puchatka)
  • Witold Rowicki
    Witold Rowicki
    Witold Rowicki was a Polish conductor. He held principal conducting positions with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.His recordings include:...

    , 1914–1989, conductor
  • Henryk Sienkiewicz
    Henryk Sienkiewicz
    Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz was a Polish journalist and Nobel Prize-winning novelist. A Polish szlachcic of the Oszyk coat of arms, he was one of the most popular Polish writers at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1905 for his...

    , 1846–1916, Nobel prize
    Nobel Prize
    The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895...

     winning writer
  • Michał Karaszewicz-Tokarzewski, 1893–1964, a Polish general
  • Romuald Traugutt
    Romuald Traugutt
    Romuald Traugutt was a Polish general and war hero, best known for commanding the January Uprising. From October 1863 to August 1864 he was Dictator of Insurrection. He headed the Polish national government from October 17, 1863 to April 20, 1864, and was president of its Foreign Affairs...

    , 1826–1864, Polish general
  • Julian Tuwim
    Julian Tuwim
    Julian Tuwim , sometimes used pseudonym "Oldlen" when writing song lyrics. He was a Polish poet, born in Łódź, Congress Poland, Russian Empire, of Jewish parents, and educated in Łódź and Warsaw where he studied law and philosophy at Warsaw University...

    , 1894–1953, Polish poet of Jewish origin
  • Stefan Wiechecki
    Stefan Wiechecki
    Stefan Wiechecki was a Polish writer and journalist. He is most fondly remembered for his humorous feuilletons, which chronicled the everyday life of Warsaw and cultivated the Warsaw dialect....

    , 1896–1979, Polish writer who studied the Warsaw dialect

Groups of people

  • the Ossolinski
    Ossoliński is the surname of a Polish szlachta family. Because Polish adjectives have different forms for the genders, Ossolińska is the form for a female family member-History:...

  • Square of the Warsaw Uprisers
    Warsaw Uprising
    The Warsaw Uprising was a major World War II operation by the Polish resistance Home Army , to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany. The rebellion was timed to coincide with the Soviet Union's Red Army approaching the eastern suburbs of the city and the retreat of German forces...

     (Powstancow Warszawy)
  • Solidarity, the Polish trade union
    Trade union
    A trade union, trades union or labor union is an organization of workers that have banded together to achieve common goals such as better working conditions. The trade union, through its leadership, bargains with the employer on behalf of union members and negotiates labour contracts with...

     federation founded in September 1980 that helped bring down the communist
    Communism is a social, political and economic ideology that aims at the establishment of a classless, moneyless, revolutionary and stateless socialist society structured upon common ownership of the means of production...

     regime (Solidarnosci)


  • Kraków
    Kraków also Krakow, or Cracow , is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life...

    , second largest city in Poland (Krakowskie Przedmieście)
  • Mazowsze Voivodeship, largest and most populous of the sixteen Polish administrative regions or voivodships (Mazowiecki)


  • Mortgage Street (Hipoteczna)
  • Credit Street (Kredytowa)
  • Royal Street (Krolewska)
  • Honey Street (Miodowa)
  • New World Street (Nowy Świat)
  • Holy Cross Street (Swiętokrzyska)
  • School Street (Szkolna)
  • Hospital Street (Szpitalna)
  • Outlook Street (Widok)
  • Gold Street (Złota)


  • Władysław Anders, 1892–1970, General in the Polish Army and later a politician with the Polish government-in-exile in London.
  • Mordechaj Anielewicz
    Mordechaj Anielewicz
    Mordechaj Anielewicz was the leader of Żydowska Organizacja Bojowa , also known as ŻOB, during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising from January to May 1943.-Biography:Anielewicz was born into a poor family in the small town of Wyszków near Warsaw...

    , 1919–1943, the commander of the Jewish Fighting Organization (Żydowska Organizacja Bojowa
    Zydowska Organizacja Bojowa
    The Jewish Combat Organization was a World War II resistance movement, which was instrumental in engineering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. ŻOB took part in a number of other resistance activities as well...

    ) during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
    The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was the Jewish resistance that arose within the Warsaw Ghetto in German occupied Poland during World War II, and which opposed Nazi Germany's effort to transport the remaining ghetto population to Treblinka extermination camp....

  • Kostanty Grzybowski, 1901–1970, lawyer and historian
  • Jozef Lewartowski, 1895–1942, Socialist party activist
  • Stefan Mirowski, 1920–1996
  • John Paul II, 1920–2005, Roman Catholic pope
    The Pope is the Bishop of Rome, a position that makes him the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church . In the Catholic Church, the Pope is regarded as the successor of Saint Peter, the Apostle...

     born in Poland (Jana Pawla)
  • Emilia Plater
    Emilia Plater
    Countess Emilia Plater was a Polish-Lithuanian noblewoman and revolutionary from the lands of the partitioned Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth...

    , 1806–1831, Polish revolutionary that fought in the November Uprising
    November Uprising
    The November Uprising , Polish–Russian War 1830–31 also known as the Cadet Revolution, was an armed rebellion in the heartland of partitioned Poland against the Russian Empire. The uprising began on 29 November 1830 in Warsaw when the young Polish officers from the local Army of the Congress...

  • Ludwig Zamenhof, 1859–1917, initiator of Esperanto
    is the most widely spoken constructed international auxiliary language. Its name derives from Doktoro Esperanto , the pseudonym under which L. L. Zamenhof published the first book detailing Esperanto, the Unua Libro, in 1887...

Groups of people

  • the Radosław group of the Armia Krajowa
    Armia Krajowa
    The Armia Krajowa , or Home Army, was the dominant Polish resistance movement in World War II German-occupied Poland. It was formed in February 1942 from the Związek Walki Zbrojnej . Over the next two years, it absorbed most other Polish underground forces...

     (Zgrupowania AK Radosław)
  • Carmelite street (Karmelicka)
  • the Przosna noble family (or szlachta
    The szlachta was a legally privileged noble class with origins in the Kingdom of Poland. It gained considerable institutional privileges during the 1333-1370 reign of Casimir the Great. In 1413, following a series of tentative personal unions between the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Kingdom of...



  • Parade Square (Plac Defilad)
  • Iron Gate Square (Plac Zelaznej Bramy)
  • Swamp street (Bagno)
  • Wild street (Dzika)
  • Boundary street (Graniczna)
  • Problem street (Kłopot)
  • Nice street (Miła)
  • Nalewki
    Nalewki is a former name of the Bohaterów Getta street in Warsaw, Poland, as well as a name applied to the entire borough around it. The street runs from the Długa Street in the New Town towards what was the northern outskirts of the city in 19th century, and the neighbourhood of Muranów...

     street, named after the main municipal water source located there
  • Orla
    Orla (name)
    Orla or Orlagh is a female given name of Irish origin. It comes from the Irish Órlaith . In the Irish language, ór means "gold" and flaith means "prince/princess" or "sovereign". Orla is generally considered as meaning "golden prince or princess"...

    , after the Polish name for an eagle
  • Humble street (Pokorna)
  • Transit street (Przechodnia)
  • Bird street (Ptasia)


  • Bellony
  • the mayor
    In many countries, a Mayor is the highest ranking officer in the municipal government of a town or a large urban city....

    's street (Burmistrzowska)
  • Wlodzimierz Dolanski, 1886–1973, doctor that treated the blind
    Blindness is the condition of lacking visual perception due to physiological or neurological factors.Various scales have been developed to describe the extent of vision loss and define blindness...

  • the dean
    Dean (education)
    In academic administration, a dean is a person with significant authority over a specific academic unit, or over a specific area of concern, or both...

    's street (Dziekania)
  • Elie Fondaminski, 1880–1942
  • St. George's street (Swietojerska)
  • Wiktor Gomulicki, 1848–1919, Polish writer
  • St. John
    John the Evangelist
    Saint John the Evangelist is the conventional name for the author of the Gospel of John...

    's street (Swietojanska)
  • Jan Kiliński
    Jan Kilinski
    Jan Kiliński was one of the commanders of the Kościuszko Uprising. A shoemaker by trade, he commanded the Warsaw Uprising of 1794, an uprising against the Russian garrison in Warsaw. He became a member of Polish provisional government as well.Jan Kiliński was born in Trzemeszno, a minor town in...

    , 1760–1819, commander of the Kościuszko Uprising
    Kosciuszko Uprising
    The Kościuszko Uprising was an uprising against Imperial Russia and the Kingdom of Prussia led by Tadeusz Kościuszko in Poland, Belarus and Lithuania in 1794...

  • Antonio Kacpury
  • Roman Sanguszko
    Roman Sanguszko
    Prince Roman Stanisław Sanguszko was a Polish aristocrat, patriot, political and social activist.Roman Sanguszko was born on 6 May 1800 in his family manor in Volhynia. The eldest of his kin, he was the heir of the fortune of the Kowel line of the Sanguszko family, one of the richest and most...

    , 1800–1881, Polish aristocrat, patriot and political activist
  • Leon Schiller
    Leon Schiller
    Leon Schiller de Schildenfeld was a Polish theater and film director, critic and theoretician. He was also a composer and wrote theater and radio screenplays....

    , 1887–1954, Polish theater director
  • Zygmunt Slominski, president of Warsaw


  • Birch
    Birch is a tree or shrub of the genus Betula , in the family Betulaceae, closely related to the beech/oak family, Fagaceae. The Betula genus contains 30–60 known taxa...

     street (Brzozowa)
  • Customs
    Customs is an authority or agency in a country responsible for collecting and safeguarding customs duties and for controlling the flow of goods including animals, transports, personal effects and hazardous items in and out of a country...

     street (Celna)
  • Tight street (Ciasna)
  • Stone Stairs street (Kamienne Schodki)
  • Canon street (Kanonia)
  • Church street (Koscielna)
  • Crooked Circle street (Krzywe Kolo)
  • Bridge
    A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle...

     street (Mostowa)
  • Muranów
    Muranów is a neighborhood consisting mainly of housing estates in the districts of Śródmieście and Wola in Warsaw founded in the 17th century. The name derived from the palace belonging to Józef Bellotti, a Venetian architect...

    , a district of Warsaw (Muranowska)
  • Infantry
    Infantrymen are soldiers who are specifically trained for the role of fighting on foot to engage the enemy face to face and have historically borne the brunt of the casualties of combat in wars. As the oldest branch of combat arms, they are the backbone of armies...

     street (Piesza)
  • Beer
    Beer is the world's most widely consumed andprobably oldest alcoholic beverage; it is the third most popular drink overall, after water and tea. It is produced by the brewing and fermentation of sugars, mainly derived from malted cereal grains, most commonly malted barley and malted wheat...

     street (Piwna)
  • Street by the Market Square (Przyrynek), next to New Town Market Square
  • New Town Market Square (Rynek Nowego Miasta)
  • Old Town
    Warsaw Old Town
    Warsaw's Old Town is the oldest historic district of the city. It is bounded by Wybrzeże Gdańskie, along the bank of the Vistula, and by Grodzka, Mostowa and Podwale Streets. It is one of Warsaw's most prominent tourist attractions....

     Market Square (Rynek Starego Miasta)
  • Chivalry
    Chivalry is a term related to the medieval institution of knighthood which has an aristocratic military origin of individual training and service to others. Chivalry was also the term used to refer to a group of mounted men-at-arms as well as to martial valour...

     street (Rycerska)
  • wide and narrow Danube
    The Danube is a river in the Central Europe and the Europe's second longest river after the Volga. It is classified as an international waterway....

     streets (Szeroki and Waski Dunaj)

Groups of people

  • Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto
    Warsaw Ghetto
    The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest of all Jewish Ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II. It was established in the Polish capital between October and November 15, 1940, in the territory of General Government of the German-occupied Poland, with over 400,000 Jews from the vicinity...

     (Bohaterow Ghetta)
  • The Bonifrater Order
  • The Franciscan
    Most Franciscans are members of Roman Catholic religious orders founded by Saint Francis of Assisi. Besides Roman Catholic communities, there are also Old Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, ecumenical and Non-denominational Franciscan communities....

  • The Jesuit Order
  • The Capuchin
    Order of Friars Minor Capuchin
    The Order of Friars Minor Capuchin is an Order of friars in the Catholic Church, among the chief offshoots of the Franciscans. The worldwide head of the Order, called the Minister General, is currently Father Mauro Jöhri.-Origins :...

     Order (Kapucynska)
  • 1st Polish Armoured Division (1 Dywizji Pancernej)


  • Julian Bartoszewicz, Polish historian
  • Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, 1905–1953, Polish poet
  • Stefan Jaracz
    Stefan Jaracz
    Stefan Jaracz was a Polish actor and theater director. The Stefan Jaracz Theatre in Łódź, Poland is named after him.-Life:He was born in Stare Żukowice, near Tarnów, and died in Otwock, near Warsaw....

    , 1883–1945, Polish actor and director
  • Emil Konopczynski
  • Saint Francis de Sales
    Francis de Sales
    Francis de Sales was Bishop of Geneva and is a Roman Catholic saint. He worked to convert Protestants back to Catholicism, and was an accomplished preacher...

    , 1562–1622, (Franciszka Salezego)
  • Julian Smulikowski


  • Side street (Boczna)
  • Quiet street (Cicha)
  • Goods street (Dobra)
  • Wooden street (Drewniana)
  • Electric street (Elektryczna)
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