Slavic Names
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Slavic Names

Given names originating from the Slavic languages are most common in Slavic countries.

The main types of Slavic names:

  • Two-basic names, often ending in mir/m?r (Volodim?r, Ostrom?r, Tihom?r), *volod (Vsevolod, Rogvolod), *p?lk? (Svetopolk, Yaropolk), *slav? (Vladislav, Dobroslav, Vseslav) and their derivatives (Dobrynya, Tishila, Rat(i)sha, Putyata, etc.)
  • Names from flora and fauna (Shchuka - pike, Yersh - ruffe, Zayac - hare, Wolk - wolf, Orel - eagle)
  • Names in order of birth (Pervusha - born first, Vtorusha/Vtorak - born second, Tretiusha/Tretyak - born third)
  • Names according to human qualities (Hrabr - brave, Milana/Milena - beautiful, Milosh - cute)
  • Names containing the root of the name of a pagan deities (Troyan, Perunek/Peruvit, Yarovit, Stribor, ?ventaragis[note 1], Veleslava)

A number of names from Slavic roots appeared as translations of Greek names, for example, Vera, Nadezhda and Lubov' (Pistis, Elpis, and Agape), or Lev (Leon).


In pre-Christian traditions, a child less than 7–10 years old would bear a "substitutional name", the purpose of which was to deflect attention from the child and thereby to protect it from the curiosity of evil powers. The practice was largely the effect of the high mortality rate for young children at the time.[1] A child who survived to 7–10 years was considered worthy of care and was granted adult status and a new adult name during a ritual first haircut.[2]

Traditional names remained dominant until the Slavic nations converted to Christianity. Since then, however, baptismal names came into use, which were given after the patron saint of the newly baptized. Even after that, the traditional names persisted in everyday use, while in religious matters baptismal name was involved; thus, many persons had and used two names simultaneously. This is exemplified by how the Slavic saints of that time are referred to up to nowadays:e.g. St. Boris and Gleb, in holy baptism Roman and David. As the Slavic saints became more numerous, more traditional names entered the Church calendar; but more prominent was the overall decline in the number of people bearing traditional names. Finally, in 16th–17th century the traditional Slavic names which did not enter the calendar of either Orthodox or Catholic Church generally fell out of use. For Catholic Slavs, the decisive event was the Council of Trent (1545–63) decreed that every Catholic should have a Christian name instead of a native one.

Names in Poland

After the ban on native non-Christian names imposed by the Council of Trent, the Polish nobility (especially Protestants) attempted to preserve traditional names, such as Zbigniew and Jaros?aw. Ordinary people, however, tended to choose names solely from the Christian calendar, which contained only a handful of Slavic saints' names, in particular: Kazimierz (St. Casimir), Stanis?aw (St. Stanislaus), Wac?aw (St. Wenceslaus) and W?adys?aw (St. Ladislaus).[3] Slavic names that referred to God (e.g., Bogdan, Bogumi?) were also permitted.[4]

Names in Kievan Rus'

Rus' names were based on common Slavic names such as Volodim?r? (? - "great ruler"), Sv?top?lk? (? - "holy regiment"), J?rop?lk? ( - "furious regiment"), Voislav? ( - "glorious warrior"), Borislav? ( - "glorious fighter"), Boris? ( - "fighter"), Liubomir? ( - "loves the peace"), Ratibor ("war fighter"), Vadim, Yaroslav, Izyaslav, Mstislav ("glorious revenge"), Vsevolod ("lord of everything"). In the 11th century, after the growing influence of the Christian Church, the tendency to use the names of saints of the Greek Church has increased and most of old Rus' names were displaced by Dmytriy, Andrey, Nikolay, Terentiy, Sergey, Anton, Kirill, Georgiy, Konstantin, Alexandr, Foma, Akakiy, etc.

Names today

Slavic origin name on the boat

Since national revivals during 19th and 20th centuries, traditional names, especially of historical rulers and heroes, regained popularity. For example, in Poland many forgotten names were resurrected, such as Bronis?aw, Boles?aw, Dobies?aw, Dobros?aw, Jaros?aw, Miros?aw, Przemys?aw, Rados?aw, S?awomir, Wies?aw, Zdzis?aw, and Zbigniew; and new ones created, such as Lechos?aw and Wie?czys?aw.[4] Today, traditional Slavic names are accepted by the Christian Church and are given at a child's baptism.


Old Slavic names were built with one or two lexemes:

Single-lexeme names

Single-lexeme names were derived from ordinary or adjectival words and were usually, though not always, borne by peasants, e.g.: Baran (ram), Szyd?o (awl), K?kol (cockle), Broda (beard, chin), ?y?a (vein), Uchacz (ear-man), ?opata (shovel), ?aba (frog), Rus (Ruthenian/Russian man), Cich (silent man), etc.[4] Many names of this kind are used today, for example:

Dithematic names

Dithematic names are built with two lexemes. Kaleta 1995 notes that "In the case of Old Germanic and Old Slavic personal names, the dithematic name form contained a wish for the new-born child. These wishes pertained to the values that obtained in these early times".[5] In Poland alone, over 600 masculine names, 120 feminine names and 150 different affixes (lexemes) are known. These have been reconstructed from place names and the (scarce) written sources such as the Bull of Gniezno.[4] Certain names were reserved for monarchs (e.g. in Poland: Kazimierz, W?adys?aw, Boles?aw).[6] Examples are listed below. As an example of the pattern: W?adys?aw contains the prefix w?ad (to rule, ruler) and the suffix s?aw (fame, glory). Note that feminine equivalents usually end in a (e.g. Bogus?aw - Bogus?awa).

Prefix or suffix Meaning Examples
blag, b?og, blah gentle, kind, blessed Blahoslav, Bla?ena
bog, bóg, boh, bo? God, rich, fate Bohumil, Boguslav, Bohdan, Bo?ena, Bogus?aw, Bogdan, Bogna, Bo?ydar, Modliboga, Falibog, Boguwola, Bo?etjeh, Bogosav, Bogoljub
bole great, more, large Boles?aw, Boleslav, Bolemir, Boleczest, Bolelut
bor war, fight Boris, Borzys?aw, Borislav, Dalibor, Sambor, Lutobor, My?libora, Strogobor, Borisav, Borislav;
brat, bata brother Bratislav, Bratumi?, Bratoljub
bron, bran to protect, to defend Bronis?aw, Branislav, Bronimir, Bronis?d, Srbobran, Cz?stobrona,
bude, budzi to be Budimír, Budimir, Budislav
choti, chocie, ?eli to want Chociemir, Chciebor, Chocieb?d, Chotimíra, ?elimir, ?elimirka
chwa?, fal, hval to praise, to glorify Boguchwa?, Chwalibog, Chwalimir, Falibor, Hvalimir,
tech, ciech, tje?, te? happy, comfort Ciechos?aw, Wojciech, Sieciech, Techomir, Dobrociech, Bo?etech, Tje?imir, S?awociech, Te?imir
dobo, dobie, appropriate, brave Dobies?aw (disambiguation), Dobiegniew
cze, cti, ?a, ?e honour Czes?aw, Ctibor, Czedrog, Cibor, ?estmír, ?eslav, Ctirad, ?edomir, ?astimir
dar, dan gift, receive Dan, Bo?idar, Bo?idarka
dobro good, goodness Dobros?aw, Dobromir, Dobroniega, Dobrogost, Dobromil, Dobro?y, Dobromir, Dobroslav,
dom house Domarad, Domos?aw, Domagoj, Domamir, Domo?ub, Domawit, Domabor
drag, drog, drah, drag precious, beloved Dragoslav, Dragomir, Dragoljub, Drogodziej, Drogoradz, Wieledrog, Predrag, Drohobysz, Mi?odrog, Miodrag,
dzier?, dr?i to have, to rule, to keep Dzier?ys?aw, Dzier?ykraj, Dzir?yterg, Dr?islav
gniew, hn?v angry, furious Zbigniew, Gniewomir, M?cigniew, Wojgniew, Dobiegniew, Ostrogniew, Zbyhn?v
god appropriate Godemir, Godzimir, Godzis?awa
gost, host guest Mi?ogost, Radogost, Uniegost, Hostirad, Hostimil, Hostisvit, Lubgost, Go?cis?aw
gwiazd, hvezd, zvezd star Hviezdoslav, Hviezdomir, Zvezdan, Zvezdana
jar, yar strong, severe, fierce Yaroslav, Jarope?k, Jaromir, Jarogniew, Jarmila
kaz to tell, to show Kazimierz, Casimir, Kazimir, Skaziczest
krasi, kre?i, krzesi beauty Krzesimir, Kre?imir, Krzesis?aw, Kresivoje, Krasimira
kvet flower Kvetoslava
lud, ljud people ?udmila, ?udovít, Ljudevit, Ljudemisl
lut severe, ruthless Lutos?aw, Lutobor, Lutogniew, Lutomir, Zbylut, Lutomys?
lyub, lub, l'ub love Lubomir, Ljubomir, Lubos?aw, Lubov, Lubor, ?ubica, ?ubor,
mil, mi? love, to like, favour, graced Vlastimil, Tomi?a, Milica, Mi?owit, Milomir, Miloslav, Milivoje, Ludmila, Radmila, Jarmila,
mir, m?r, mierz, myr peace/world, prestige[7] Chociemir, Mirogod, Miroslav, Damir, Casimir, Kazimierz, Ostromir, Mezamir, Radomír, Jaromír, Kanimir, Bratomira, Mojmir, Uniemir, Vitomir, Vladimir, Kre?imir, Krasimir, Godzimir, Rastimir, Ratimir, ?elimir, Branimir, Zvonimir
msti, m?ci vengeance Mstislav, M?cis?aw, M?ciwoj, Mstivoj, Mszczuj
mysl, mys? think P?emysl, Myslivoj, Mislav
nieg delight Dobroniega, Njegomir, Mironieg, Niegodoma, Niegos?aw
ne, nie negative Nevzor, Nekras, Nezhdan, Niedamir, Nenad, Neboj?a, Niedalic, Niesu?, Nemanja
ostro sharp Ostromir, Ostrogniew, Ostrík
pluk regiment Yaropolk, Jaropluk, Sviatopolk, Svätopluk, ?wi?tope?k
rast, rost, rósc, grow, demand, usurp Rastislav, Ro?cis?aw, Ro?cigniew, Rostimira
rad counsel Radovan, Radomír, Radoslav
rati, raci war, fight, to do (vocal change from radi to rati) Ratibor, Racis?awa, Racimir, Ratimir, Racigniew, Gnierat
siem, ziem, zem, family, land Siemowit, Siemomys?, Siemi?, Ziemowit, Siemys?aw
sobie, sob? usurp, for me Sob?slav, Sobierad, Sobiemir, Sobiebor
slav, s?aw glory, fame Mstislav, Stanis?aw, Rostislav, S?awomir, Vladislav, Izyaslav, Vyacheslav, Sviatoslav, Miroslav, Boguslav, Borislav, S?awobor, Go?cis?aw. Jaroslav, Slavena, Wies?aw, Kvetoslav, Tomislav, V?roslav, Sob?slav, Slavoljub, Srboslav, Rastislav
spyci, spyti pointless, unnecessary Spytihn?v
stan to become Stanimir, Stanislav, Stanis?aw, Stanibor, Stanimir
sud, s?d, sand to judge Sudomir, Sudislav, S?dzimir, S?dziwoj, Bogus?d, S?dowin, Krzywos?d
suli to promise, better Sulis?aw, Sulibor, Sulimir, Sulirad, Sulich, Radsu?
svet, sviat, ?wi?t, svat light, strong[] Sviatoslav, Svetoslav, Svetlana, ?wiatope?k, Swiãtopô?k, ?wi?tomir, Svätobor, Svetozar, Svatoboj, Svetomir, ?wi?to?y,
svo, sve, ?wie, sav all, every, always ?wiedrag, Svorad, ?wiegniew, Dragosav, Milosav
unie better Uniedrog, Uniebog, Unies?aw
veli, vyache, wi?ce, vi?e great, more, large Vaclav, Vyacheslav, Wenzel, Vjenceslav, Veleslava, Wielimir, Velimir, Wi?cerad, Vi?eslav
vest, wie to know, to lead Blagovest, Dobrowie
vit, wit to rule, to lead Sviatovit, Vitomir, Dobrovit, Witos?aw, Uniewit, Go?ciwit,
vlad, w?ad, volod, w?od, lad to rule, ruler Vladimir, W?adys?aw, Volodymyr, W?odzimierz, Vladislav, Laszlo, Ladislav, Vsevolod, Vladena, Vladan, W?admi?a, Vladivoj
vlast, w?o homeland Vlastimil, W?o?ciwoj, Vlastimir, Vlastislav
vrat bring back Vratislav
voj, woj fighter, warrior, war Wojs?aw, Cz?stowoj, Vojislav, Wojciech, Borivoj, Vladivoj, Vojnomir, Radivoj, Wojbor, Milivoj, Dobrivoje, Kresivoje, Ljubivoje
wol, vol to prefer Wolebor, Wolimir, Wolis?aw
vse, v?e, wsze all Vseslav
zby to dispel, to get rid of Zbigniew, Zbylut
zde, zdzie, sede, Sd? to do, make Zdzis?aw, Zdziwoj, Sedemir, Zdeslav, Zderad, Zdziemi?, Sd?mir, Sdivoj
?eli, ?eli want, desire ?elibrat, ?elimys?, ?elis?aw, ?elimíra, ?elibor, ?elimir, ?elmír
zlat, z?ot, zlato gold Zlatomíra, Zlatimir, Zlatibor, Zlatan, Zlatko

Participle-built names

These are derived either from the past participle (in the passive voice), e.g.: Bojan, Chocian, Kochan, Mi?owan, Pomian, Stator, Wygnan, or the present participle (in the active voice), e.g.: Cieszym, My?lim, Radzim, Borzym. Such names are repositories of perhaps the largest source of sociological data about the ancient Slavic people.[8] They have a variety of purposes, which can be listed as follows:

  • names containing a good wish, e.g. Kochan ('let him be loved'), Milan.
  • names referring to affection for the new born child, e.g. Obiecan ('promised'), ?dan ('promised', 'expected'),
  • names protecting from evil (consisting of lexemes with a negative, deterring effect) e.g. Wygnan, Mazan, Grozim.[9]

Other examples: Poznan ('known', 'recognized'), Goszczon (being a guest at someone's place), Krszczon ('baptized'), Radovan, Dragan, ?eljan, Dejan, Nayden, Mirjana.

Diminutive and hypocoristic names

Diminutive and hypocoristic (endearing) names deriving from the above-mentioned dithematic names are created by using different diminutive suffixes. Such names are very popular in everyday usage, and usually are created by replacing part of the name with the suffix -ek (masculine, predominantly West Slavic; e.g. Polish W?odzimierz – W?odek), -ko (masculine, predominantly South Slavic and Ukrainian), -ka (feminine; also masculine in Russian), or -a: Mila, Luba, Staszek, Radek, W?adek, Zlatko, Zlata, Volodya, Bronek, Leszek, Dobrusia, Slavko, Wojtek, Mirka, Bogusia, Slava, Zdravko, Zbyszko, Mi?osz, Sta?, Przemek, Bolko, Draho, ?eljko, Borya (fight),Bo?ko, Bo?ica, Bo?ana, Branko, Branka, Brani?a, Borko, Budimka, Hvali?a, Dobar, Dobra, Drago?, Dragica, Dragi, Draga, Drago?, Milo?, Slavko, Slavica, Slavisa, Svetlana, Wít, Zdenka, Bratko, Braco, Braca, Bato, Bata, Batica, etc.

Popularity in non-Slavic cultures

Some Slavic names have gained popularity in other (non-Slavic) countries, e.g.: Natasha, Vera, Mila, Svante, Susan (Suzana), Boris, Vladimir, Mirko, Laszlo, Casimir, Wenzel, Milena, Estanislao, Vlad, Nadia, Mircea, Bronislovas, Radu, Vesna, Wanda, Ladislao, Bogdan, etc.

Christian saints with Slavic names

The following list contains only canonized Saints. Beatified Saints with Slavic names (e.g. Saint Ceslaus, Saint Radim) are not included.

Names popular among Eastern Slavs

In Ukraine


Bohdan, Bohumyl, Bozhydar, Bazhan, Boryslav, Borys, Borislav, Bronyslav, Volodymyr, Volodyslav (Vladyslav), Vyacheslav, Vseslav, Vsevolod, Vadym, Myloslav, Myroslav, Mstyslav, Mechyslav, Radym Radimir/Radomir, Radoslav, Rostislav, Stanyslav, Svyatopolk, Svyatoslav, Zhadan, Zoryan, Tykhomyr, Lubomyr, Yaroslav, Yaromyr.


Bohdana, Bazhana, Boleslava, Borislava, Boronyslava, Lubomyra, Lyubov, Lubava, Ludmila/Ludmilla, Myloslava, Myroslava, Mechyslava, Nadiya, Slava, Zoryana, Zoreslava, Snizhana, Stanyslava, Svitlana, Volodymyra, Vira, Volodyslava, Yaroslava[10]

In Russia

Prime Minister

Bogdan, Boleslav, Boris, Borislav, Bronislav, Kazimir, Iziaslav, Miloslav, Miroslav, Mstislav, Radimir/Radomir, Radoslav, Rostislav, Stanislav, Svyatopolk, Svyatoslav, Vadim, Vlad, Vladimir, Vladislav, Vsevolod, Vyacheslav, Yaroslav[11][12]


Bogdana, Boleslava, Borislava, Bronislava, Lyubov, Lyudmila, Miloslava, Miroslava, Nadezhda, Rada, Radoslava, Slava, Snezhana, Stanislava, Svetlana, Vera, Vladislava, Yaroslava[11][12]

Names popular among Southern Slavs

In Bulgaria

Bogdan Filov
Archaeologist, politician
Lyubomir Miletich
Linguist, historian

Beloslava, Bilyana, Bisera, Bistra, Blaga, Blagorodna, Blagovesta, Blaguna, Bogdana, Boryana, Borislava, Boyana, Boyka, Bozhana, Bozhidara, Branimira, Darina, Denitsa, Desislava, Dobra, Dobryana, Dobrinka, Dobromira, Dragana, Elka, Grozda, Grozdana, Iskra, Kalina, Krasimira, Kosara, Luba, Lyubomira, Lyudmila, Lyubka, Lyubov, Malina, Miglena, Mila, Militsa, Milka , Milanka, Milena, Mira, Miriana, Mirolyuba, Miroslava, Nadezhda, Nadia, Neda, Nedelya, Nedyalka, Nevena, Ognyana, Plamena, Preslava, Rada, Radka, Radost, Radostina, Radoslava, Radosveta, Ralica, Rosica, Rostislava, Rumena, Rumyana, Slavena, Slavina, Slavka, Snezha, Snezhana, Snezhanka, Snezhina, Spasena, Spaska, Stanimira, Stanislava, Stanka, Stilyana, Stoyanka, Stoyna, Svetla, Svetlana, Svetoslava, Svetozara, Svilena, Tsveta, Tsvetanka, Tsvetelina, Tsviata, Velika, Velislava, Velizara, Velmira, Vera, Vesela, Veselina, Vyara, Vihra, Vladislava, Zdravka, Zhivka, Zlata, Zlatina, Zora, Zorka, Zornitsa[13]


Biser, Blago, Blagoy, Blagovest, Blagun, Bogdan, Bogomil, Bojidar, Boril, Boris, Borislav, Borko, Boyan, Boyko, Bozhil, Bozhin, Branimir, Darin, Darko, Delcho, Delyan, Denislav, Desislav, Deyan, Dragan, Dragomir, Dobri, Dobrin, Dobrolyub, Dobromir, Dobroslav, Goran, Grozdan, Iskren, Kalin, Kamen, Krasimir, Krastan, Krastyo, Lachezar, Lyuben, Lyubomir, Lyuboslav, Lyudmil, Malin, Milan, Milcho, Milen, Mileti, Milko, Milush, Mirko, Miro, Miroslav, Mladen, Momchil, Naum, Nayden, Nedelcho, Nedyalko, Ognian, Ognyan, Orlin, Parvan, Plamen, Preslav, Prodan, Radi, Radko, Radomir, Radoslav, Radosvet, Radoy, Raicho, Rayko, Razvigor, Rosen, Rostislav, Rumen, Sneg, Slav, Slavcho, Slavi, Slavyan, Slavko, Slavomir, Spas, Stanimir, Stanislav, Stanko, Stoil, Stoyan, Stoycho, Stoyko, Strahil, Svetlin, Svetoslav, Svetozar, Svilen, Tihomir, Tomislav, Traicho, Traiko, Tsvetan, Tsvetomir, Valko, Varban, Vasil, Velichko, Veliko, Velin, Velislav, Velizar, Velko, Ventseslav, Ventsislav, Veselin, Vesselin, Vihren, Vitomir, Vladimir, Vladislav, Volen, Yasen, Yavor, Zdravko, Zhelyazko, Zhivko, Zlatan, Zlatko, Zlatomir, Zvezdelin[13]

In Croatia

Tennis player

Berislava, Biserka, Blaga, Blagica, Bla?enka, Bogdana, Bogomila, Bogumila, Borka, Borislava, Bo?ena, Bo?ica, Bo?idarka, Branimira, Branka, Buga, Cvita, Cvijeta, ?edna, Danica, Davorka, Divna, Dragana, Dragica, Dra?enka, Dubravka, Dunja, Hrvatina, Hrvoja, Hrvojka, Jasenka, Jasna, Ljuba, Ljubica, Mila, Milica, Miljenka, Mislava, Mira, Mirka, Mirna, Mojmira, Morana, Nada, Neda, Nediljka, Nevenka, Ognjenka, Ranka, Ra?eljka, Ratka, Ru?a, Ru?ica, Sanja, Slava, Slavica, Slavenka, Smiljana, Spomenka, Srebrenka, Stanislava, Stana, Stanka, Snje?ka, Snje?ana, Sun?ana, Sun?ica, Svitlana, Svjetlana, Tjeha, Tihana, Tihomila, Tuga, Vedrana, Vera, Verica, Vjera, Vesna, Vjekoslava, Vlasta, Vlatka, Zdenka, Zlata, Zora, Zorica, Zorka, Zrinka, Zrina, Zvjezdana, Zvonimira, Zvonka, ?eljka, ?ivka[14]


Berislav, Berivoj, Blago, Bogdan, Bogumil, Bogoljub, Bogomil, Boris, Borislav, Borna, Bo?etjeh, Bo?idar, Bo?o, Bratislav, Budimir, Branimir, Brajko, Branko, Braslav, Bratoljub, Cvitko, Cvjetko, ?aslav, ?astimir, ?edomir, Dalibor, Damir, Darko, Davor, Davorin, Davorko, Desimir, Dobroslav, Dobrovit, Domagoj, Dragan, Drago, Dragoslav, Dragutin, Dra?an, Dra?en, Dra?enko, Dr?iha, Dr?islav, Godemir, Gojko, Gojislav, Gojslav, Goran, Grubi?a, Hrvatin, Hrvoj, Hrvoje, Hrvoslav, Kazimir, Ka?imir, Jasenko, Klonimir, Kre?imir, Kre?o, Kr?evan, Lavoslav, Ljubomir, Ljudevit, Milan, Mile, Milivoj, Milovan, Miljenko, Mirko, Miro, Miroslav, Miro?, Mislav, Mladen, Mojmir, Mutimir, Nediljko, Nedjeljko, Nenad, Neven, Njegomir, Njegovan, Ognjen, Ostoja, Ozren, Predrag, Pribislav, Prvan, Prvoslav, Prvo?, Radimir, Radomir, Rado?, Rajko, Ranko, Ratimir, Ratko, Rato, Radovan, Radoslav, Sini?a, Slaven, Slavi?a, Slavoljub, Snje?ko, Slavomir, Smiljan, Spomenko, Srebrenko, Sre?ko, Stanislav, Stanko, Strahimir, Svetoslav, Tihomil, Tihomir, Tje?imir, Tomislav, Tomo, Tugomir, Tvrtko, Trpimir, Vatroslav, Ve?eslav, Vedran, Velimir, Veselko, Vidoslav, Vjekoslav, Vjenceslav, Vi?eslav, Vitomir, Vjeran, Vladimir, Vlado, Vlatko, Vojmil, Vojmir, Vojnomir, Vuk, Zdenko, Zdeslav, Zdravko, Zorislav, Zoran, Zrinko, Zrinoslav, Zlatko, Zvonimir, Zvonko, ?elimir, ?eljko, ?ivko[14]

In North Macedonia

Guitar Player

Angela, Angelina, Angja, Ankica, Biljana, Bisera, Bistra, Blaga, Blagica, Blagorodna, Verka, Vladica, Denica, ?ivka, Zlata, Jagoda, Letka, Ljupka, Mila, Mirjana, Mirka, Rada, Radmila, Slavica, Slavka, Sne?ana, Stojna, Ubavka


Blagoj, Boban, ?edomir Cvetan, Dragan, Dragi, Du?ko, Goran, Ljup?o, Slav?o, Milan, Mile, Miroslav, Vladimir, Vlatko, Zlatko, ?ivko, Stojan, Zlate, Mirko, Ljuben, Zoran, Ognen, Rade

In Serbia

Grand Prince, Monk
Emperor, Tsar
Princess, Empress, Tsaritsa
Freedom fighter, Military commander, Hajduk
Historian, Lawyer, Philosopher, Politician
Tennis player

Blagica, Biljana, Biserka, Bojana, Bogdana, Borislava, Bo?a, Bo?ana, Bo?ena, Bo?ica, Bo?idarka, Branimira, Branka, Brankica, Branislava, Budislavka, Daliborka, Dana, Danka, Danica, Dara, Darina, Darka, Davorka, Dejana, Divna, Draga, Dragana, Dragica, Dragoslava, Dra?enka, Dubravka, Dunja, Du?ana, Goranka, Gorana, Jasna, Jadranka, Jadrana, Jasenka, Jugoslava, Kre?imira, Ljubica, Kalina, Malina, Mila, Milena, Milana, Milica, Milja, Miljana, Milka, Mira, Miroslava, Mirna, Mladenka, Nada, Nade?da, Neda, Nevena, Nevenka, Navenka, Nedeljka, Rada, Radmila, Ranka, Raja, Rajana, Rajka, Radomira, Radoslava, Ru?ica, Ru?a, Sana, Sne?ana, Slava, Slavica, Slavka, Stana, Senka, Stanka, Stojana, Smiljana, Stanislava, Svetlana, Lana, Ljubica, Tara, Tija, Tijana, Tomislava, Vida, Vedrana, Vera, Verica, Vjera, Vesna, Vesela, Vi?nja, Zvezdana, Zlata, Zorana, Zorica, ?eljka[14]


Bajko, Belo?, Beri?a, Biljan, Boban, Blagoje, Bogdan, Bogomil, Bogoljub, Bojan, Borislav, Bora, Boris, Borisav, Bo?ko, Branimir, Branislav, Branko, Brajko, Bo?idar, Budimir, ?edomir, Cvijetin, Gojko, Darko, Dare, Darin, Daro, Dalibor, Damir, Dane, Danko, Davor, Davorin, Dejan, Divan, Dobrica, Dobroslav, Dragan, Dragi?a, Drago, Dragoljub, Dragomir, Dragoslav, Dragutin, Dra?a, Dra?en, Dra?enko, Dubravko, Du?an, Du?ko, Gojko, Goran, Gradimir, Gvozden, Jak?a, Jadranko, Jadran, Javor, Jasen, Jasenko, Jug, Jugoslav, Ljuba, Ljubo Ljubomir, Ljubodrag, Kalin, Miladin, Milan, Milen, Miljan, Milivoje, Mile, Milenko, Milanko, Milo, Miloje, Milorad, Milo?, Milovan, Milutin, Mijomir, Miodrag, Miro, Miroslav, Mirko, Mislav, Mi?a, Mladen, Mom?ilo, Momir, Nado, Neboj?a, Neven, Nedeljko, Novak, Nemanja, Nenad, Njegomir, Obren, Obrad, Ognjen, Ostoja, Ozren, Predrag, Rade, Rado?, Radi?, Radivoje, Rado, Radoje, Radomir, Radonja, Ratomir, Radi?a, Radmilo, Radoslav, Radosav, Radovan, Rajan, Rajko, Rajke, Rajo, Ranko, Ratko, Spas, Spasoje, Sava, Savo, Svetlan, Senko, Sini?a, Sre?ko, Smiljan, Slava, Slaven, Slavko, Slavimir, Slavi?a, Slobodan, Sr?an, Sre?ko, Sredoje, Sreten, Stanko, Stanislav, Strahinja, Stracimir, Svetozar, Sokol, Tihomir, Tijan, Tomislav, Toplica, Vedran, Velibor, Velimir, Veljko, Veran, Veselin, Veselko, Vladimir, Vladislav, Vlastimir, Vitomir, Vlade, Vlado, Vlatko, Vojislav, Vojkan, Vojmir, Vidak, Vid, Vuk, Vukan, Vuka?in, Vujadin, Vujasin, Vukosav, Vukota, Vuksan, Zvezdan, Zdravko, Zoran, Zvonko, ?arko, ?eljko, ?elimir, Zlatan, Zlatko, ?ivadin, ?ivko, ?ivojin, ?ivorad, ?ivota[14]

In Slovenia


Bogdana, Branka, Cvetka, Danica, Draga, Dragica, Dunja, Janina, Jasna, Ljuba, Ljubica, Milena, Milica, Mira, Morana, Mora, Nada, Neda, Nedeljka, Neva, Nevenka, Slava, Slavica, Spomenka, Stanislava, Stana, Stanka, Svetlana, Vedrana, Vera, Vesna, Vlasta, Vojka, Zdenka, Zdravka, Zlatka, Zora, Zorica, Zorka, Zvonka, ?iva


Bogdan, Boris, Borut, Bojan, Bo?idar, Bo?o, Branko, Ciril, Cvetko, ?rtomir, Dejan, Dragan, Drago, Dragotin, Du?an, Gojmir, Gorazd, Gregor, Jaroslav, Kresnik, Lado, Milan, Miran, Mirko, Miroslav, Mi?ko, Perun, Radivoj, Rajko, Sre?ko, Slavko, Stanislav, Stanko, Stane, Vekoslav, Venceslav, Vitan, Vitomir, Vladimir, Vlado, Vojteh, Zdenko, Zdravko, Zoran, ?arko, ?eljko, ?ivko

Names popular among Western Slavs

In Poland

Freedom fighter

Bogna, Bogdana, Bogumi?a, Bogus?awa, Boles?awa, Bo?ena, Bronis?awa, Czes?awa, D?brówka, Dobrochna, Dobroniega, Dobros?awa, Gniewomira, Godzimira, Godzis?awa, Gorzys?awa, Grzymis?awa, Kazimiera, Ludmi?a, Marzanna, Mieczys?awa, Milena, Mi?a, Mira, Miros?awa, Radochna, Rados?awa, S?awomira, Sobies?awa, Stanis?awa, Sulis?awa, Velina, Wac?awa, Wies?awa, W?adys?awa, Zdzis?awa


Bogdan, Bogumi?, Bogus?aw, Bogusz, Bohdan, Boles?aw, Bo?ydar, Bronis?aw, Chwalibóg, Chwalis?aw, Czcibor, Czes?aw, Dobiegniew, Dobies?aw, Dobrogost, Dobromir, Dobromi?, Dobros?aw, Domard, Domas?aw, Dzier?ys?aw, Gniewko, Gniewomir, Godzimir, Godzis?aw, Gorzys?aw, Jaros?aw, Krzesimir, Kazimierz, Lech, Lechos?aw, Les?aw, Leszek, Lubomir, Ludomi?, Mieszko, Mieczys?aw, Mi?os?aw, Mi?osz, Miros?aw, M?cis?aw, M?ciwój, Przemys?aw, Przybys?aw, Rados?aw, Ro?cis?aw, Sambor, S?dziwoj, S?awoj, S?awomir, Sobies?aw, Stanis?aw, Sulis?aw, ?wi?tos?aw, Wac?aw, Wies?aw, Wi?czys?aw, W?adys?aw, W?odzimierz, Wojciech, Wszebor, Zawisza, Zbigniew, Zbyszko, Zdzis?aw, Ziemowit

In Slovakia and the Czech Republic


Blahoslava, Blahuse, Bojana, Bojka, Boleslava, Bolena, Bolerka, Bohumira, Bohuslava, Bo?idara, Bo?a, Bo?ena, Bo?ka, Bratislava, Bretislava, Bretka, Breticka, Bronislava/Branislava, Brana, Branka, Bro?a, Broni?ka, Bronka, Dobrali, Dobromila, Dobromira, Dobroslava, Drahomira, Draha, Drahu?e, Drahu?ka, Dra?a, Du?ana, Du?a, Sudanka, Du?i?ka, Du?ka, Jarka, Kvetoslava, Kveta, Kvetka, Kvetu?e, Kvetu?ka, Libera, Liba, Libenka, Libu?e, Libu?ka, Lidmila, Ludmilla, ?udmila, Lida, Lidka, Liduna, Lidunka, Lidu?e, Lizu?ka, ?ubomíra, ?uba, ?ubena, ?ubina, ?ubina, ?ubka, ?ubu?ka, Mecislava, Melina, Mecka, Mila, Milena, Milady, Miladena, Milana, Mlada, Mladena, Miladka, Milanka, Milenka, Milka, Milu?e, Milu?ka, Mla?ka, Mladu?ka, Miloslava, Miroslava, Mira, Mirka, Miru?ka, Nade?da, Nadeja, Neda, Pribislava, Pribena, Próbka, Pribu?ka, Radomia, Rada, Radlinka, Radoslava, Rada, Rostislava, Rosta, Rostina, Rostinka, Rostu?ka, Sobeslava, Sobena, Sobe?ka, Stanislava, Stana, Stani?ka, Stanu?ka, Svetlana, Svetla, Svetlanka, Svetlu?e, Svetlu?ka, Veleslava, Vela, Velina, Velinka, Velka, Velu?ka, Venceslava/Vaclava, Vena, Venka, Venu?ka, Vera, Vierka, Verka, Veru?ka, Vladimíra, Vladmira, Vladislava/Ladislava, Valeska, Vlasta, Zbyhneva, Zbyna, Zby?a, Zbyhneka, Zbyhneu?ka, Zdenka, Zdeslava, Zdislava, Desa, Zdeska, Zwisa, Zdiska, Zelislava, Zitomira, Zitka, Zitu?e, ?ivanka, ?ivka, ?ivu?e, ?ivu?ka, Zlata, Zlatina, Zlatinka, Zlatka, Zlatuje, Zlatu?ka, Zlatana, Zlatunka, Zoila, Zora, Zorah[15][16]


Blahoslav (house form, Blaho?, Blaho?ek,) Bohdan, Bohumil, Bohumír, Bohuslav, Bojan, Bujanek, Bojek, Boleslav, Bolek Borivoj, house form: Bora, Borik, Borek), Borzivoi, Bozidar, Bratislav, Bretislav house form: Bretik, B?e?a Bronislav/Branislav, Branek, Branik, Budislav, Budek, ?eslav/Ctislav, Ctibor, Dalibor, Dobromil, Dobromir, Dobroslav, Drahomir, Draha, Draho?, Draho?ek, ?urko, Sudan, Sudanek, Du?ek, Honza, Jarek, Jarou?ek, Jaromil, Jaromir, (house form: Jarek), Jaropluk, Jaroslav, Kvetoslav, Karel, ?ubomír, ?ubor, Lumír, ?ubek, ?uborek, (house form:?ubo?, ?ubo?ek, Ludomir, ?udoslav, Mecislav, Mecek, Mecik, Mecislavek, Milan, Mili?, Miloslav, Milda, Milon, Milo?, Miroslav, Mirek, Mstislav, Nepomuk, Pomuk, Nepomucek, P?emysl, Myslik, Premek, Pribislav, Priba, Pribik, Pribi?ek, Radoslav house form: Radek Radek (house form: Radik, Rade?ek, Radan, Radko, Rado?, Radou?ek, slovak form: Radko), Radomír/Radimír, Radim, Radoslav, Rostislav, Rosta, Rostek, Rosti?ek, Rostik, Slavomir, Slava, Slavoj, Sobeslav, Sobek, Sobik, Stanislav, Stana, Standa, Stanek, Stanko, Staní?ek, Stanik, Svätomír, Svätopluk, Svätoslav, Techomír, Techoslav, Veleslav, Vela, Velek, Velou?ek, Venceslav/Vaclav, Vacek, Va?ek, Vena, Venou?ek, Wenzel, Vladimír, Vladislav/Ladislav, Vlad, Vlastimil, Vojtech, house form: Vojta, Wojtek, Vojtik, Vojtí?ek, Zbyhnev, Zbyna, Zbytek, ?elislav, ?elek, ?eli?ek, ?elik, ?elou?ek, Zdeslav, Zdislav, Zdik Zdi?ek, Zitomir, Zitek, Zitou?ek, ?ivan,?ivanek, ?ivek, ?ivko, Zlatan, Zlatek, Zlati?ek, Zlatik, Zlatko, Zlatou?ek[15][16]

Slavic names popular in Upper Sorbian ?u?ica


Bo?ena, Dobys?awa, Lubina, Ludmila, M?rana, Milena, Milenka, Mje?is?awa, Rod?is?awa, Woj?is?awa[17]


Bohum?r, Bronis?aw, ?es?im?r, Dobys?aw, Horis?aw, Jarom?r, Milan, Mirko, Miros?aw, Mje?is?aw, Radom?r, Stanij, Stanis?aw, Wjelem?r, Wójs?aw[17]

Slavic names in Kashubia


S?awina, Sulës?awa, Witos?awa


Jaromir, Mscëwòj, Subis?ôw, Swiãtopô?k

See also


  1. ^ "S?owianie codziennie, imiona" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2010-03-02.
  2. ^ "Obrz?dy zwi?zane z narodzinami" (in Polish).
  3. ^ "Imiona s?owia?skie" (in Polish).
  4. ^ a b c d "Imiona S?owia?skie na ziemiach polskich" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2010-03-02.
  5. ^ Willy van Langendonck (2007). Theory and Typology of Proper Names. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 83-. ISBN 978-3-11-019086-1.
  6. ^ "Od Boles?awa do Kosmacza" (in Polish).
  7. ^ folk etymological conflation of the Slavic mir? "peace/world" with the Gothic (Germanic) element m?r, mir "great"
  8. ^ D. Podlawska, "Gramatyka historyczna j?zyka polskiego z elementami staro-cerkwienno-s?owia?skiego i dialektologii", Wydawnictwo Naukowe Akademii Pomorskiej w S?upsku, S?upsk 2003|page 156-157, ISBN 83-88731-23-8
  9. ^ M.Malec "Wk?ad krakowskiego j?zykoznastwa w polonistycznego do nauki o imionach osobowych" w LingVaria 2006/1, Wydzia? Polonistyki UJ, Ksi?garnia Akademicka, Kraków 2006, pages 127-131, ISBN 83-7188-921-6
  10. ^ "Ukrainian Names of Slavic Origin".
  11. ^ a b "Russian names".
  12. ^ a b "Russian Names of Slavic Origin".
  13. ^ a b "Bulgarian names".
  14. ^ a b c d "Serbian and Croatian names".
  15. ^ a b "Czech and Slovak names".
  16. ^ a b "Czech and Slovak Names of Slavic Origin".
  17. ^ a b de:Diskussion:Obersorbische Vornamen#Obersorbische Vornamen .28Beispiele.29


  • A.Cie?likowa (red.) S?ownik etymologiczno-motywacyjny staropolskich nazw osobowych t.1, Kraków 2000, ISBN 83-87623-23-7 (in Polish)
  • A.Cie?likowa Derywacja paradygmatyczna w staropolskiej antroponimii, Kraków 1991, ISBN 83-900261-7-1 (in Polish)
  • A. Brückner S?ownik etymologiczny j?zyka polskiego, Warszawa 1985 (in Polish)
  • M. Malec Imi? w polskiej antroponimii i kulturze, Kraków 2001, ISBN 83-87623-27-X (in Polish)
  • M. Malec, Obraz rodziny w s?owia?skich imionach z?o?onych, [w:] Rozprawy slawistyczne nr 16, * S?owia?skie composita antroponimiczne, Lublin 2000 (in Polish)


  1. ^ ?ventaragis or ?wintorog - legendary Lithuanian prince, son of Utenus, grandson of Kukovoit, great-great-grandfather of Dovmont.

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