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. The main types of Slavic names: * Two-basic names, often ending in mir/měr (''Ostroměr'', ''Tihoměr'', '' Něměr''), *volod (''Vsevolod'', ''Rogvolod''), *pŭlkŭ (''Svetopolk'', ''Yaropolk''), *slavŭ (''Vladislav'', ''Dobroslav'', ''Vseslav'') and their derivatives (''Dobrynya, Tishila, Ratisha, Putyata'', etc.) * Names from flora and fauna (''Shchuka'' -
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, ''Zayac'' -
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hare
, ''Wolk''/'' Vuk'' -
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) * 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'', ''Šventaragis'', ''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'').


History

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. 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
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. Traditional names remained dominant until the
Slavic nations Slavs are a European ethno-linguistic group of people who speak the various Slavic languages of the larger Balto-Slavic language, Balto-Slavic linguistic group of the Indo-European languages. They are native to Eurasia, stretching from Central E ...
converted to
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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 Church, 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 Szlachta, Polish nobility (especially Protestantism, Protestants) attempted to preserve traditional names, such as Zbigniew and Jaroslav (disambiguation), Jarosław. Ordinary people, however, tended to choose names solely from the Christian calendar, which contained only a handful of Slavic saints' names, in particular: Casimir, Kazimierz (St. Casimir), Stanislav (given name), Stanisław (St. Stanislaus), Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Wacław (St. Wenceslaus) and Vladislav, Władysław (St. Ladislaus). Slavic names that referred to God (e.g., Bogdan, Bogomil (name), Bogumił) were also permitted.


Names in Kievan Rus'

Kievan Rus', Rus' names were based on common Slavic names such as Vladimir (name), Volodiměrŭ (''Володимѣръ -'' "great ruler"), Sviatopolk (disambiguation), Svętopŭlkŭ (''Свѧтопълкъ - "''holy regiment"), Yaropolk (disambiguation), Jęropŭlkŭ (''Ѩропълкъ -'' "furious regiment"), Vojislav, Voislavŭ (''Воиславъ - "''glorious warrior"), Borislavŭ (''Бориславъ'' - "glorious fighter"), Boris (given name), Borisŭ (''Борисъ - "''fighter"), Lubomir, Liubomirŭ (''Любомиръ'' - "loves the peace"), Ratibor ("war fighter"), Vadim (name), Vadim, Yaroslav (disambiguation), Yaroslav, Izyaslav, Mstislav (given name), Mstislav ("glorious revenge"), Vsevolod (given name), 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

Since Romantic nationalism, 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 Bronisław (disambiguation), Bronisław, Boleslaus, Bolesław, Dobiesław (disambiguation), Dobiesław, Dobroslaw (name), Dobrosław, Jarosław, Mirosław (given name), Mirosław, Przemysław, Radosław (disambiguation), Radosław, Sławomir, Wiesław, Zdzisław (given name), Zdzisław, and Zbigniew; and new ones created, such as Lechosław and Wieńczysław. Today, traditional Slavic names are accepted by the Christianity, Christian Church and are given at a child's baptism.


Meanings

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), Szydło (awl), Kąkol (cockle), Broda (beard, chin), Żyła (vein), Uchacz (ear-man), Łopata (shovel), Żaba (frog), Rus (Ruthenian/Russian man), Cich (silent man), etc. Many names of this kind are used today, for example: ;Feminine: *Brana (to protect) *Dobra (good) *Dušan, Duša (soul) *Jagoda (berry, strawberry) *Jasna (given name), Jasna (clear, bright) *Kalina (name), Kalina (Viburnum opulus, guelder-rose) * Lada (name), Lada (cadence, cadent;or: girl, maid) *Ljuba (name), Ljuba, Luba, Lyubov (love) *Mila (given name), Mila (grace, favor) *Miluša (kind) *Mira (given name), Mira (peace) *Nada (given name), Nada, Nadia (given name), Nadia, Nadezhda (hope) *Slava (fame, glory) *Snežana, Snježana (snow woman) *Sobena (herself) *Sveta, Svetlana (bright, light or holy, strong) *Vera (given name), Vera (faith) *Vesela (happy) *Vesna (given name), Vesna (spring) *Zlatan, Zlata (golden) *Zoran, Zora (dawn) *Živa, Żywia (lively) ;Masculine: *Bratan (disambiguation), Bratan, Bratko (brother) *Cvetko (name), Cvetko (flower) *Darko (given name), Darko (gift) *Dušan, Duško (soul) *Gniewko (anger) *Goran (Slavic name), Goran (highlander) *Gvozden (iron) *Lech (name), Lech (cunning) *Leszek *Lubo, Ljuba (name), Ljuba (love) *Miloš (kind) *Miro (name), Miro, Mirko (peace) *Mladen (young) *Ognjen (fire) *Plamen (flame) *Prodan (sold) *Slava (fame, glory) *Veselin (happy) *Vlad (ruler) * Vuk (wolf) *Yasen (clear, bright) *Zdravko (health) *Živan, Živko (lively)


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". 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. Certain names were reserved for monarchs (e.g. in Poland: Kazimierz, Władysław, Bolesław). Examples are listed below. As an example of the pattern: Władysław contains the prefix ''wład'' (to rule, ruler) and the suffix ''sław'' (fame, glory). Note that feminine equivalents usually end in ''a'' (e.g. Bogusław (given name), Bogusław - Bogusław''a'').


Participle-built names

These are derived either from the past participle (in the passive voice), e.g.: Bojan, Chocian, Kochan, Miłowan, Pomian, Stator, Wygnan, or the present participle (in the active voice), e.g.: Cieszym, Myślim, Radzim, Borzym. Such names are repositories of perhaps the largest source of sociological data about the ancient Slavic people. 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 (given name), Milan. * names referring to affection for the new born child, e.g. Obiecan ('promised'), Żdan ('promised', 'expected'), * names protecting from evil (consisting of lexemes with a negative, deterring effect) e.g. Wygnan, Mazan, Grozim, Niemir.M.Malec "Wkład krakowskiego językoznastwa w polonistycznego do nauki o imionach osobowych" w LingVaria 2006/1, Wydział Polonistyki UJ, Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2006, pages 127-131, Other examples: Poznan ('known', 'recognized'), Goszczon (being a guest at someone's place), Krszczon ('baptized'), Radovan (name), Radovan, Dragan, Željan, Dejan, Nayden, Mirjana.


Diminutive and hypocoristic names

Diminutive and Hypocorism, hypocoristic (Term of endearment, 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 Włodzi''mierz'' – Włod''ek''), ''-ko'' (masculine, predominantly South Slavic and Ukrainian), ''-ka'' (feminine; also masculine in Russian), or ''-a'': Mila, Luba (given name), Luba, Stanislav (given name), Staszek, Radek, Vladislav, Władek, Zlatan, Zlatko, Zlata, Vladimir, Russia, Volodya, Branislav, Bronek, Leszek, Dobroniega, Dobrusia, Sławomir, Slavko, Wojtek, Mirka, Bogusia, Slava, Zdravko, Zbyszko, Milosz, Miłosz, Stanislav (given name), Staś, Przemysław, Przemek, Boleslaw (given name), Bolko, Dragan, Draho, Željko, Borys, Borya (fight), Boško, Božica, Božana, Branko, Branka, Braniša, Borko, Budimka, Hvališa, Dobar, Dobra, Dragoš, Dragica, Dragi, Draga, Dragoş (given name), Dragoş, Miloš, 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 (given name), Vera, Mila, Svante, Susan (Suzana), Boris (given name), Boris, Vladimir (name), Vladimir, Miroslav (given name), Mirko, László (disambiguation), Laszlo, Casimir, Wenzel, Milena (name), Milena, Stanislav (given name), Estanislao, Vlad, Nadia, Mircea (disambiguation), Mircea, Bronislovas, Radosław (disambiguation), Radu, Vesna, Wanda (disambiguation), Wanda, Vladislav, Ladislao, Bogdan, etc.


Christian saints with Slavic names

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


Names popular among Eastern Slavs


In Ukraine

;Masculine: Bohdan, Bohumyl, Bozhydar, Bazhan, Boryslav, Borys, Borislav, Boryslav, Bronyslav, Volodymyr, Volodyslav (Vladyslav), Viacheslav, Vseslav, Vsevolod, Vadym, Myloslav, Myroslav, Mstyslav, Mechyslav, Radym Radomyr (given name), Radymyr/Radomir, Radoslav, Rostyslav (given name), Rostyslav, Stanyslav, Świętopełk (disambiguation), Sviatopolk, Sviatoslav, Zhadan, Zorian, Tykhomyr, Liubomyr, Yaroslav, Yaromyr. ;Feminine: Bohdana, Bazhana, Boleslava, Borislav, Boryslava, Boronyslava, Liubomyra, Liubov, Liubava, Ludmila (given name), Liudmyla/Liudmylla, Myloslava, Myroslava, Mechyslava, Nadia, Nadiia, Slava, Zoriana, Zoreslava, Snižana, Snizhana, Stanyslav (given name), Stanyslava, Svitlana, Volodymyra, Vira, Volodyslava, Yaroslav (disambiguation), Yaroslava


In Russia

;Masculine: Bogdan, Boleslav, Boris, Borislav, Bronislav, Casimir, Kazimir, Iziaslav, Miloslav, Miroslav, Mstislav, Radomir (given name), Radimir/Radomir, Radoslav, Rostislav (given name), Rostislav, Stanislav, Sviatopolk (disambiguation), Svyatopolk, Sviatoslav (disambiguation), Svyatoslav, Vadim, Vlad, Vladimir, Vladislav, Vsevolod, Wenceslaus (disambiguation), Vyacheslav, Yaroslav ;Feminine: Bogdana, Boleslava, Borislava, Bronislava, Lyubov, Ludmila (given name), Lyudmila, Miloslava, Miroslava, Nadezhda, Rada, Radoslava, Slava, Snežana, Snezhana, Stanislava, Svetlana, Vera, Vladislava, Yaroslav (disambiguation), Yaroslava


Names popular among Southern Slavs


In Bulgaria

;Feminine: Beloslava, Bilyana, Bisera, Bistra, Blaga, Blagorodna, Blagovesta, Blaguna, Bogdana, Boryana, Borislava, Boyan (given name), Boyana, Boyka, Bozhana, Božidar, Bozhidara, Branimira, Darina, Denitsa, Desislava, Dobra, Dobryana, Dobrinka, Dobromir (given name), Dobromira, Dragana, Elka, Grozda, Grozdana, Iskra, Kalina, Krasimir (disambiguation), Krasimira, Kosara, Luba, Lyubomir (given name), Lyubomira, Ludmila (given name), Lyudmila, Lyubka, Lyubov, Malina, Miglena, Mila, Militsa, Milka (given name), Milka , Milanka, Milena, Mira, Miriana, Mirolyuba, Miroslava, Nadezhda, Nadia, Neda, Nedelya, Nedyalka, Nevena, Ognjen, 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, Sviatoslav (disambiguation), Svetoslava, Svetozara, Svilena, Tsveta, Tsvetanka, Tsvetelina, Tsviata, Velika, Velislava, Velizara, Velimir, Velmira, Vera, Vesela, Veselina, Vera (given name), Vyara, Vihra, Vladislava, Zdravko, Zdravka, Zhivka, Zlata, Zlatina, Zora, Zorka, Zornitsa ;Masculine: Biser, Blago, Blagoy, Blagovest, Blagun, Bogdan, Bogomil (name), Bogomil, Božidar, Bojidar, Boril, Boris, Borislav, Borko, Boyan (given name), Boyan, Boyko, Bozhil, Bozhin, Branimir, Darin, Darko, Delcho, Delyan, Denislav, Desislav, Deyan, Dragan, Dragomir, Dobri, Dobrin, Dobrolyub, Dobromir (given name), Dobromir, Dobroslav, Goran, Grozdan, Iskren, Kalin, Kamen, Krasimir (disambiguation), Krasimir, Krastan, Krastyo, Lachezar, Lyuben, Lyubomir, Lyuboslav, Lyudmil, Malin, Milan, Milcho, Milan (given name), Milen, Mileti, Milko, Milush, Mirko, Miro, Miroslav, Mladen, Momchil, Naum (disambiguation), Naum, Nayden, Nedelcho, Nedyalko, Ognjen, 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, Słavomir, Slavomir, Spas, Stanimir, Stanislav, Stanko, Stoil, Stoyan, Stoycho, Stoyko, Strahil, Svetlin, Sviatoslav (disambiguation), Svetoslav, Svetozar, Svilen, Tihomir, Tomislav, Traicho, Traiko, Tsvetan, Tsvetomir, Valko, Varban, Vasil, Velichko, Veliko, Velin, Velislav, Velizar, Velko, Wenceslaus (disambiguation), Ventseslav, Ventsislav, Veselin, Vesselin, Vihren, Vitomir, Vladimir, Vladislav, Volen, Yasen, Yavor, Zdravko, Zhelyazko, Zhivko, Zlatan, Zlatko, Zlatomir, Zvezdelin


In Croatia

;Feminine: Berislav (given name), Berislava, Biserka, Blaga, Blagica, Blaženka, Bogdana, Bogomila, Bogumila, Borka, Borislava, Bożena, Božena, Božica, Božidarka, Branimira, Branka, Buga, Cvita, Cvijeta, Čedna, Danica, Davor (name), Davorka, Divna, Dragana, Dragica, Draženka, Dąbrówka (disambiguation), Dubravka, Dunja, Hrvatina, Hrvoje, Hrvoja, Hrvojka, Jasenka, Jasna, Ljuba (given name), Ljuba, Ljubica, Mila, Milica, Miljenka, Mislava, Mira, Mirka, Mirna, Mojmira, Morana, Nada, Neda, Nediljka, Nevenka, Ognjenka, Ranka, Rašeljka, Ratka, Ruža, Ružica, Sanja, Slava, Slavica, Slavena (name), Slavenka, Smiljana, Spomenka, Srebrenka, Stanislava, Stana, Stanka, Snežana, Snješka, Snježana, Sunčana, Sunčica, Svitlana, Svjetlana, Tjeha, Tihana, Tihomila, Tuga, Vedrana, Vera, Verica, Vjera, Vesna, Vjekoslava, Vlasta, Vladislav, Vlatka, Zdenko, Zdenka, Zlata, Zora, Zorica, Zorka, Zrinko, Zrinka, Zrina, Zvjezdana, Zvonimir, Zvonimira, Zvonka, Željka, Živka ;Masculine: Berislav (given name), Berislav, Berivoj, Blago, Bogdan, Bogumil, Bogoljub, Bogomil, Boris, Borislav, Borna (given name), Borna, Božetjeh, Božidar, Božo, Bratislav, Budimir (disambiguation), Budimir, Branimir, Brajko, Branko, Braslav, Bratoljub, Cvitko, Cvjetko, Czesław, Časlav, Častimir, Čedomir, Dalibor (name), Dalibor, Damir, Darko, Davor (name), Davor, Davorin, Davorko, Desimir, Dobroslav, Dobrovit, Domagoj (given name), Domagoj, Dragan, Dragan (name), Drago, Dragoslav, Dragutin, Dražan, Dragan, Dražen, Draženko, Držiha, Držislav, Godzimir, Godemir, Gojko, Gojislav, Gojslav, Goran, Grubiša, Hrvatin, Hrvoje, Hrvoj, Hrvoje, Hrvoslav, Kazimir, Kažimir, Jasenko, Klonimir, Krasimir (disambiguation), Krešimir, Krešo, Krševan, Lavoslav, Lubomir (given name), Ljubomir, Ljudevit, Milan, Mile, Milivoj, Milovan, Miljenko, Mirko, Miro, Miroslav, Miroš, Mislav, Mladen, Mojmir, Mutimir, Nediljko, Nedjeljko, Nenad, Neven, Njegomir, Njegovan, Ognjen, Ostoja, Ozren, Predrag, Pribislav (disambiguation), Pribislav, Prvan, Prvoslav, Prvoš, Radimir, Radomir, Radoš, Rajko, Ranko, Ratimir (disambiguation), Ratimir, Ratko, Rato, Radovan, Radoslav, Siniša, Slaven, Slaviša, Slavoljub, Snješko, Slavomir, Smiljan, Spomenko, Srebrenko, Srećko, Stanislav, Stanko, Strahimir, Svetoslav, Tihomil, Tihomir, Tješimir, Tomislav, Tomo, Tugomir, Tvrtko, Trpimir, Vatroslav, Wenceslaus (disambiguation), Većeslav, Vedran, Velimir, Veselko, Vidoslav, Vjekoslav, Wenceslaus (disambiguation), Vjenceslav, Višeslav, Vitomir, Vjeran, Vladimir, Vladislav, Vlado, Vlatko, Vojmil, Vojmir, Vojnomir, Vuk, Zdenko, Zdzisław (given name), Zdeslav, Zdravko, Zorislav, Zoran, Zrinko, Zrinko, Zrinoslav, Zlatko, Zvonimir, Zvonimir, Zvonko, Želimir, Željko, Živko


In North Macedonia

;Feminine: Angela, Angelina, Angja, Ankica, Biljana, Bisera, Bistra, Blaga, Blagica, Blagorodna, Verka, Vladica, Denica, Živka, Zlata, Jagoda, Letka, Ljupka, Mila, Mirjana, Mirka, Rada, Radmila, Slavica, Slavka, Snežana, Stojna, Ubavka ;Masculine: Blagoj, Boban, Čedomir Cvetan, Dragan, Dragi, Duško, Goran, Ljupčo, Slavčo, Milan, Mile, Miroslav, Vladimir, Vlatko, Zlatko, Živko, Stojan, Zlate, Mirko, Ljuben, Zoran, Ognen, Rade


In Serbia

;Feminine: Blagica, Biljana, Biserka, Bojana (given name), Bojana, Bogdana, Borislava, Boža, Bożena, Božana, Božena, Božica, Božidarka, Branimira, Branka, Brankica, Branislava, Budislavka, Dalibor (name), Daliborka, Dana, Danka, Danica, Dara, Darina, Darka, Davorka, Dejana, Divna, Draga, Dragana, Dragica, Dragoslava, Draženka, Dubravka, Dunja, Dušana, Goran (Slavic name), Goranka, Gorana, Jasna, Jadranka, Jadrana, Jasenka, Jugoslava, Krasimir (disambiguation), Krešimira, Ljubica, Kalina, Malina, Mila, Milena, Milana, Milica, Milja, Miljana, Milka, Mira, Miroslava, Mirna, Mladenka, Nada, Nadežda, Neda, Nevena, Nevenka, Navenka, Nedeljka, Rada, Radmila, Ranka, Raja, Rajana, Rajka, Radomira, Radoslava, Ružica, Ruža, Sana, Snežana, Slava, Slavica, Slavka, Stana, Senka, Stanka, Stojana, Smiljana, Stanislava, Svetlana, Lana, Ljubica, Tara, Tija, Tijana, Tomislava, Vida, Vedrana, Vera, Verica, Vera (given name), Vjera, Vesna, Vesela, Višnja, Zvezdana, Zlata, Zorana, Zorica, Željka ;Masculine: Bajko, Beloš, Beriša, Biljan, Boban, Blagoje, Bogdan, Bogomil, Bogoljub, Bojan, Borislav, Bora, Boris, Borisav, Boško, Branimir, Branislav, Branko, Brajko, Božidar, Budimir, Čedomir, Cvijetin, Gojko, Darko, Dare, Darin, Daro, Dalibor, Damir, Dane, Danko, Davor, Davorin, Dejan, Divan, Dobrica, Dobroslav, Dragan, Dragiša, Drago, Dragoljub, Dragomir, Dragoslav, Dragutin, Draža, Dražen, Draženko, Dubravko, Dušan, Duško, Gojko, Goran, Gradimir, Gvozden, Jakša, Jadranko, Jadran, Javor, Jasen, Jasenko, Jug, Jugoslav, Ljuba, Ljubo, Ljubomir, Ljubodrag, Kalin, Miladin, Milan, Milen, Miljan, Milivoje, Mile, Milenko, Milanko, Milo, Miloje, Milorad, Miloš, Milovan, Milutin, Mijomir, Miodrag, Miro, Miroslav, Mirko, Mislav, Miša, Mladen, Momčilo, Momir, Nado, Nebojša, Neven, Nedeljko, Novak, Nemanja, Nenad, Njegomir, Obren, Obrad, Ognjen, Ostoja, Ozren, Predrag, Rade, Radoš, Radič, Radivoje, Rado, Radoje, Radomir, Radonja, Ratomir, Radiša, Radmilo, Radoslav, Radosav, Radovan, Rajan, Rajko, Rajke, Rajo, Ranko, Ratko, Spas, Spasoje, Sava (name), Sava, Savo, Svetlan, Senko, Siniša, Srećko, Smiljan, Slava, Slavena (name), Slaven, Slavko, Sławomir, Slavimir, Slaviša, Slobodan, Srđan, Srećko, 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, Vukašin, Vujadin, Vujasin, Vukosav, Vukota, Vuksan, Zvezdan, Zdravko, Zoran, Zvonko, Žarko, Željko, Želimir, Zlatan, Zlatko, Živadin, Živko, Živojin, Živorad, Života


In Slovenia

;Feminine: 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, Živa ;Masculine: Bogdan, Boris, Borut, Bojan, Božidar, Božo, Branko, Ciril, Cvetko, Črtomir, Dejan, Dragan, Drago, Dragotin, Dušan, Gojmir, Gorazd, Gregor, Jaroslav, Kresnik, Lado, Milan, Miran, Mirko, Miroslav, Miško, Perun, Radivoj, Rajko, Srečko, Slavko, Stanislav, Stanko, Stane, Vjekoslav, Vekoslav, Venceslav, Vitan, Vitomir, Vladimir, Vlado, Wojciech, Vojteh, Zdenko, Zdravko, Zoran, Žarko, Željko, Živko


Names popular among Western Slavs


In Poland

;Feminine: Bogna, Bogdana, Bogumiła, Bogusława, Bolesława, Bożena, Bronisława, Czesława, Dąbrówka (disambiguation), Dąbrówka, Dobrochna, Dobroniega, Dobrosława, Gniewomir (disambiguation), Gniewomira, Godzimira, Godzisława, Gorzysława, Grzymisława, Kazimiera, Ludmila (given name), Ludmiła, Marzanna, Mieczysława, Milena, Miła, Mira, Mirosława, Radochna, Radosława, Sławomira, Sobieslaw (disambiguation), Sobiesława, Stanisława, Sulisława, Velina, Wacława, Wiesława, Władysława, Zdzisława ;Masculine: Bogdan, Bogumił, Bogusław, Bogusz, Bohdan (disambiguation), Bohdan, Bolesław, Božidar, Bożydar, Bronisław, Chwalibog (disambiguation), Chwalibóg, Chwalisław, Ctibor (name), Czcibor, Czesław, Dobiegniew, Dobiesław, Dobrogost, Dobromir, Dobromil (given name), Dobromił, Dobrosława, Dobrosław, Domard, Domasław, Dzierżysław, Gniewko, Gniewomir (disambiguation), Gniewomir, Godzimir, Godzisław, Gorzysław, Jarosław, Krasimir (disambiguation), Krzesimir, Kazimierz, Lech, Lechosław, Lesław, Leszek, Lubomir (given name), Lubomir, Ludomił, Mieszko (disambiguation), Mieszko, Mieczysław, Miloslav, Miłosław, Miłosz, Mirosław, Mstislav (given name), Mścisław, Mściwój, Przemysław, Przybysław (disambiguation), Przybysław, Radosław, Rostislav (given name), Rościsław, Sambor (disambiguation), Sambor, Sędziwoj, Sławoj, Sławomir, Sobieslaw (disambiguation), Sobiesław, Stanisław, Sulisław, Sviatoslav (disambiguation), Świętosław, Wacław, Wiesław, Wenceslaus (disambiguation), Wińczysław, Władysław, Włodzimierz (given name), Włodzimierz, Wojciech, Wszebor, Zawisza (disambiguation), Zawisza, Zbigniew, Zbyszko, Zdzisław, Ziemowit (given name), Ziemowit


In Slovakia and Czechia

;Feminine: Blahoslava, Blahuše, Boyan (given name), Bojana, Bojka, Boleslava, Bolena, Bolerka, Bohumira, Bogusław (given name), Bohuslava, Božidara, Boža, Božena, Božka, Bratislav (disambiguation), Bratislava, Břetislava, Břetka, Břetička, Bronislava/Branislava, Brana, Branka, Broňa, Bronička, Bronka, Dobrali, Dobromil (given name), Dobromila, Dobromíra, Dobroslava, Dragomir, Drahomíra, Dragan, Draha, Drahuše, Drahuška, Draža, Dušana, Duša, Dušička, Duška, Sudana, Sudanka, Jarka, Jaroslava, Kvetoslav (disambiguation), Květoslava, Kvetoslava, Kveta, Květa, Kvetka, Květka, Kvetuša, Květuše, Kvetuška, Květuška, Libera, Líba, Libenka, Libuše, Libuška, Ludmila (given name), Lidmila, Ludmila, Ludmila (given name), Ľudmila, Lida, Lidka, Liduna, Lidunka, Liduše, Lizuška, Lubomir (given name), Ľubomíra, Ľuba, Ľubena, Ľubina, Ľubina, Ľubka, Ľubuška, Mieczysław, Mečislava, Melina, Mecka, Mila, Milena, Milada, Milady, Miladena, Milana, Mlada, Mladena, Mladěna, Miladka, Milanka, Milenka, Milka, Miluše, Miluša, Miluška, Mlaška, Mladuška, Miloslava, Miroslava, Mira, Mirka, Miruška, Nadežda, Naděžda, Nadeja, Neda, Pribislav (disambiguation), Pribislava, Pribena, Přibyslava, Próbka, Pribuška, Radmila, Radomila, Rada, Radlinka, Radoslava, Rada, Rostislava, Rosta, Rostina, Rostinka, Rostuška, Sobieslaw (disambiguation), Sobeslava, Soběslava, Sobena, Sobeška, Stanislava, Stana, Stanička, Stanuška, Svetlana, Světlana, Svetla, Svetlanka, Světlanka, Svetluše, Světluše, Svetluška, Světluška, Veleslava, Vela, Velina, Velinka, Velka, Veluška, Wenceslaus (disambiguation), Venceslava/Vaclava, Věnceslava/Václava, Vena, Věna, Venka, Věnka, Venuška, Vera, Věra, Vierka, Verka, Věrka, Veruška, Věruška, Vladimir (name), Vladimíra, Vladmira, Vladislava/Ladislava, Valeska, Vlasta, Zbigniew, Zbyhneva, Zbyhněva, Zbyna, Zbyša, Zbyhneka, Zbyhneuška, Zdenka, Zdzisław (given name), Zdeslava, Zdislava, Desa, Zdeska, Zwisa, Zdiska, Zelislava, Žitomíra, Žitka, Žituše, Živanka, Živka, Živuše, Živuška, Zlata, Zlatina, Zlatinka, Zlatka, Zlatuje, Zlatuše, Zlatuška, Zlatana, Zlatunka, Zoila, Zora, Zorah ;Masculine: Blahoslav (house form, Blahoš, Blahošek) Bohdan, Bohumil, Bohumír, Bogusław (given name), Bohuslav, Bojan, Bujanek, Bojek, Boleslav, Bolek, Borivoj I, Duke of Bohemia, Bořivoj (house form: Bora, Borik, Borek), Božidar, Bozidar, Bratislav (disambiguation), Bratislav, Bretislav (house form: Bretik, Břeťa), Bronislav/Branislav, Branek, Branik, Budislav, Budek, Czesław, Česlav/Ctislav, Ctibor (name), Ctibor, Dalibor, Dobromil (given name), Dobromil, Dobromir, Dobroslav, Dragomir, Drahomir, Dragan, Draha, Drahoš, Drahošek, Ďurko, Sudan, Sudanek, Dušan, Dušan, Dušek, Jaroslav (disambiguation), Jaroslav (house form: Jarek, Jaroušek), Jaromil, Jaromir (house form: Jarek), Jaropluk, Jaroslav, Kvetoslav (disambiguation), Kvetoslav, Karel, Lubomir (given name), Ľubomír, Ľubor, Lumír, Ľubek, Ľuborek (house form: Luboš, Ľuboš, Ľubošek), Ludomir, Ľudoslav, Mieczysław, Mecislav, Mecek, Mecik, Mecislavek, Milan, Milič, Miloslav, Milda, Milon, Miloš, Miroslav, Mirek, Mstislav, Nepomuk, Pomuk, Nepomucek, Přemysl, Přemysl, Myslik, Premek, Pribislav, Priba, Pribik, Pribišek, Radoslav (disambiguation), Radoslav (house form: Radek, Radik, Radeček, Radan, Radko, Radoš, Radoušek, slovak form: Radko), Radomir (given name), Radomír/Radimír, Radim, Radoslav, Rostislav, Rosta, Rostek, Rostiček, Rostik, Slavomir, Slava, Slavoj, Sobieslaw (disambiguation), Sobeslav, Sobek, Sobik, Stanislav, Stana, Standa, Stanek, Stanko, Staníček, Stanik, Svätomír, Świętopełk (disambiguation), Svätopluk, Sviatoslav (disambiguation), Svätoslav, Techomír, Techoslav, Veleslav, Vela, Velek, Veloušek, Wenceslaus (disambiguation), Venceslav/Vaclav, Vacek, Vašek, Vena, Venoušek, Wenzel, Vladimír, Vladislav/Ladislav, Vlad, Vlastimil, Vojtech (house form: Vojta, Wojtek, Vojtik, Vojtíšek), Zbigniew, Zbyhnev, Zbyna, Zbytek, Želislav, Želek, Želiček, Želik, Želoušek, Zdeslav, Zdislav, Zdik Zdišek, Zitomir, Zitek, Zitoušek, Živan, Živanek, Živek, Živko, Zlatan, Zlatek, Zlatiček, Zlatik, Zlatko, Zlatoušek


Slavic names popular in Upper Sorbian Łužica

;Feminine: Božena, Dobiesław (disambiguation), Dobysława, Lubina, Ludmila, Měrana, Milena, Milena (name), Milenka, Mieczysław, Mječisława, Rodźisława, Vojislav, Wojćisława:de:Diskussion:Obersorbische Vornamen#Obersorbische Vornamen .28Beispiele.29 ;Masculine: Bohuměr, Bronisław, Česćiměr, Dobiesław (disambiguation), Dobysław, Horisław, Jaromir, Jaroměr, Milan, Mirko, Mirosław, Mieczysław, Mječisław, Radoměr, Stanij, Stanisław, Wjeleměr, Wójsław


Slavic names in Kashubia

;Feminine: Sławina, Sulësława, Witosława ;Masculine: Jaromir, Mscëwòj, Subisłôw, Swiãtopôłk


See also

* Eastern Slavic naming customs *Jewish name, Ashkenazi Jewish name * Slavic name suffixes * Czech name * Russian name * Polish name * Slovak name * Ukrainian name


References


Literature

* A.Cieślikowa (red.) Słownik etymologiczno-motywacyjny staropolskich nazw osobowych t.1, Kraków 2000, * A.Cieślikowa Derywacja paradygmatyczna w staropolskiej antroponimii, Kraków 1991, * A. Brückner Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego, Warszawa 1985 * M. Malec Imię w polskiej antroponimii i kulturze, Kraków 2001, * M. Malec, Obraz rodziny w słowiańskich imionach złożonych, [w:] Rozprawy slawistyczne nr 16, * Słowiańskie composita antroponimiczne, Lublin 2000


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