Slavic boy names

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Slavic boy names starting with A

Ala – Defending men, Excellence, Fragrance, esteem

Albertko – Slavic variation of Albert, origin meaning noble, bright’.

Aleko – Old Greek – Defender of Men, A variant of name Alec and Alexander

Aleksander – Old Greek – Defender of Men, A variant of name Alexander

Alexander – Defender of Mankind

Aljaz – Derived from a Slovene surname, which is of unknown meaning

Anatol – Slavic variation of Anatole, origin meaning from the east, rising sun’.

Andon – Andon as a boy’s name is of German and Slavic origin meaning ‘priceless or inestimable worth’.

Andrei – Manly, brave. Variant of English Andrew.

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Andres – A born warrior who is manly and brave

Andric – Andric as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin meaning ‘man or warrior’.

Andrick – Andrick as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin meaning ‘man or warrior’.

Andrik – Manly, brave. Variant of English Andrew.

Andrik – Andrik as a boy’s name is pronounced AN-drik. It is of Slavic origin.

Andro – Old Greek – Male, Manly, Brave, Virility, A variant of name Andreas

Angel – A messenger

Anna – Name of a King, Food, Grain, Earth and Water, God

Ante – Latin – Priceless, Inestimable, A variant of name is Anthony

Anto – Latin – Priceless, Inestimable, A variant of name is Anthony

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Anton – Anton as a boy’s name is pronounced AN-tohn. It is of German and Slavic origin.

Antone – Latin – Priceless, Inestimable, A variant of name is Anthony

Arron – Lofty or inspired.

Asen – Meaning unknown, probably of Turkic origin. This was the name of a 12th-century Bulgarian emperor (Ivan Asen I) and several of his successors

Augustus – The name Augustus is a boy’s name of Slavic, Latin origin meaning ‘great, magnificent’.

Slavic boy names starting with B

Bane – Bane as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin meaning ‘glorious defender’.

Barys – Belarusian form of BORIS

Bazel – The name Bazel is a boy’s name of Slavic origin meaning ‘regal’.

Bazyli – Slavic variation of Basil, origin meaning regal’.

Bela – The meaning of this name is not known for certain. It could be derived from Hungarian bel meaning ‘guts, bowel’ or Slavic блъ (belu) meaning ‘white’. This was the name of four Hungarian kings

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Bell – Form of BELLE -beauty

Beniamin – Slavic variation of Benjamin, origin meaning son of the right hand’.

Berislav – Derived from the Slavic elements birati ‘to take, to gather’ (in an inflected form) and slava ‘glory’

Beta – Gedicated to God

Bialas – Bialas as a boy’s name is of Polish and Slavic origin, and the meaning of Bialas is ‘white-haired child’.

Blago – Croatian form of BLAGOY, as well as a Bulgarian variant

Blagoj – Macedonian form of BLAGOY

Blagoje – Serbian form of BLAGOY

Blagoy – Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning ‘sweet, pleasant, good’

Blagun – Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning ‘sweet, pleasant, good’

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Blaz – Slovene and Croatian form of BLAISE. It is also associated with South Slavic blag meaning ‘sweet, pleasant, good’

Blazh – Medieval Slavic name derived from Slavic blagu meaning ‘good, blessed, happy’

Blazhe – Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning ‘sweet, pleasant, good’

Boban – Boban as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin meaning ‘God’s gift’.

Bogdan – Bogdan as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Bogdan is ‘God’s gift’.

Bogomil – Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BOGUMIL

Bogomir – Slovene form of BOHUMIR

Bogumil – Means ‘favoured by God’ from the Slavic elements bogu ‘god’ and milu ‘gracious, dear’

Bogumir – Medieval Slavic form of BOHUMIR

Boguslav – Medieval Slavic form of BOGUSLAW

Boguslaw – Means ‘glory of God’ from the Slavic elements bogu ‘god’ and slava ‘glory’. This name was borne by several dukes of Pomerania, beginning in the 12th century

Bohdan – Bohdan as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin meaning ‘God’s gift’.

Bohumil – Czech and Slovak form of BOGUMIL

Bohumir – Derived from the Slavic element bogu ‘god’ combined with meru ‘great, famous’ or miru ‘peace, world’

Bohuslav – Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian form of BOGUSLAW

Boian – One who is soldier or a warrior.

Bojan – Derived from the Slavic element boji meaning ‘battle’. This was the name of a 9th-century Bulgarian saint

Bojidar – Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Божидар (see BOZHIDAR)

Bolek – Diminutive of BOLESLAW

Boleslav – Czech and Russian form of BOLESLAW

Boleslaw – Derived from the Slavic elements bolye ‘more, greater’ and slava ‘glory’. This was the name of kings of Poland, starting in the 11th century with the first Polish king Boleslaw the Brave

Bor – Short form of names containing bor, such as BORISLAV or BORIS. It is also a South Slavic word meaning ‘pine tree’

Boris – From the Turkic name Bogoris, perhaps meaning ‘short’ or ‘wolf’ or ‘snow leopard’. It was borne by the 9th-century King Boris I of Bulgaria who converted his country to Christianity, as well as two later Bulgarian emperors. The name was popularized in the Slavic world due to the 11th-century Saint Boris, who was a Russian prince martyred with his brother Gleb. His mother may have been Bulgarian. Another famous bearer was the 16th-century Russian emperor Boris Godunov, later the subject of a play of that name by Aleksandr Pushkin

Borislav – Derived from the Slavic element borti ‘battle’ combined with slava ‘glory’

Borislaw – A variant of Borislav, meaning famous battle.

Boriss – Boriss as a boy’s name is of Russian and Slavic origin meaning ‘small or battle glory’.

Borisu – Medieval Slavic form of BORIS, probably ultimately of Turkic origin

Borivoi – Medieval Slavic form of BORIVOJ

Borivoj – Derived from the Slavic elements borti ‘battle’ and voji ‘soldier’. This name was borne by a 9th-century duke of Bohemia

Borivoje – Serbian form of BORIVOJ

Borja – Borja as a boy’s name is of Russian and Slavic origin meaning ‘small or battle glory’.

Borko – Derived from the Slavic element borti meaning ‘fight, battle’

Borna – Derived from the Slavic element borti meaning ‘fight, battle’

Boro – Diminutive of BORISLAV or BORIS

Borris – Borris as a boy’s name is of Russian and Slavic origin meaning ‘small or battle glory’.

Borut – Diminutive of BORIS

Borya – Battle, war or fight

Borys – The name Borys is not a common name to be given to boys. The name means ‘fight’ and ‘battle’ and is more common within Poland and Russia.

Boryslav – One who likes fighting for fame.

Bosko – Diminutive of BOGDAN or BOZIDAR

Boyan – Bulgarian form of BOJAN

Boyko – Originally a diminutive of names containing the Slavic element boji meaning ‘battle’

Boza – Diminutive of BOZIDAR

Bozhidar – Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BOZIDAR

Bozho – Medieval Slavic form of BOZO

Bozidar – Means ‘divine gift’ from the Slavic elements bozy ‘divine’ and daru ‘gift’. It is a Slavic translation of Theodore

Bozo – Originally a diminutive of BOZIDAR and other names beginning with the Slavic element bozy meaning ‘divine’

Bozydar – Polish cognate of BOZIDAR

Branimir – Derived from the Slavic element borna ‘protection’ combined with miru meaning ‘peace, world’

Branislav – Branislav as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Branislav is ‘glorious defender’.

Branko – Branko as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin meaning ‘glorious defender’.

Bratislav – Derived from the Slavic elements bratu ‘brother’ and slava ‘glory’

Bratomil – Medieval Slavic form of BRATUMIL

Bratoslav – Medieval Slavic form of BRATISLAV

Bratumil – Derived from the Slavic elements bratu ‘brother’ and milu ‘gracious, dear’

Bretislav – Possibly from Czech brecet ‘cry, weep’ combined with the Slavic element slava ‘glory’

Brodny – The name Brodny is a boy’s name of Slavic origin meaning ‘one who lives near a stream’.

Bronimir – Polish form of BRANIMIR

Bronislav – Czech and Russian form of BRONISLAW

Bronislaw – Derived from the Slavic elements borna ‘protection’ and slava ‘glory’. A famous Polish anthropologist, Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942), has borne this name

Bronislovas – Lithuanian form of BRONISLAW

Bronius – Short form of BRONISLOVAS

Bunda – One with a furcoat

Burian – Lives near the weeds

Byelobog – Means ‘the white god’ from Slavic byelo ‘white’ and bogu ‘god’. This was the name of the Slavic god of the sun, happiness and fortune

Slavic boy names starting with C

Casar – A ruler, an imperial person

Casimeer – Casimeer as a boy’s name is Slavic origin meaning ‘famous destroyer (of peace).’

Casimer – A bringer of the peace

Casimir – Announcing peace

Casimir – English form of the Polish name Kazimierz, derived from the Slavic element kaziti ‘to destroy’ combined with miru ‘peace, world’. Four kings of Poland have borne this name, including Casimir III the Great, who greatly strengthened the Polish state in the 14th century. It was also borne Saint Casimir, a 15th-century Polish prince and a patron saint of Poland and Lithuania. The name was imported into Western Europe via Germany, where it was borne by some royalty

Casimiro – Casimiro as a boy’s name is Slavic origin meaning ‘famous destroyer (of peace).’

Casmir – Casmir as a boy’s name is Slavic origin meaning ‘famous destroyer (of peace).’

Casmire – Casmire as a boy’s name is Slavic origin meaning ‘famous destroyer (of peace).’

Caz – Caz as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin meaning ‘famous destroyer (of peace)’.

Cedomir – Derived from the Slavic elements chedo meaning ‘child’ and miru meaning ‘peace, world’

Cestmir – Derived from the Slavic elements chisti ‘honour’ and meru ‘great, famous’ or miru ‘peace, world’

Cezar – They are hairy

Chavdar – Derived from a Persian word meaning ‘leader, dignitary’

Checo – A small child

Chedomir – Alternate transcription of Macedonian Чедомир (see CEDOMIR)

Chernobog – Means ‘the black god’ from Slavic cherno ‘black’ and bogu ‘god’. Chernobog was the Slavic god of darkness, evil and grief

Chestibor – Medieval Slavic form of CZCIBOR

Chestimir – Medieval Slavic form of CESTMIR

Chestirad – Possible medieval Slavic form of CTIRAD

Chestislav – Medieval Slavic form of CZESLAW

Christo

Cibor – Variant of CZCIBOR

Crt – Short form of CRTOMIR

Crtomir – Derived from the Slavic elements crt ‘hatred’ and miru ‘peace, world’. This is the name of the hero in the Slovene national epic ‘Baptism on the Savica’ (1835) by France Preseren

Ctibor – Czech form of CZCIBOR

Ctirad – Derived from the Slavic elements chisti meaning ‘honour’ and rad meaning ‘happy, willing’. In Czech legend this was the name of one of the men tricked by Sarka

Cvetko – Masculine form of CVETKA

Czcibor – Derived from the Slavic elements chisti ‘honour’ and borti ‘battle’

Czeslaw – Derived from the Slavic elements chisti ‘honour’ and slava ‘glory’

Slavic boy names starting with D

Dado – Croatian diminutive of DAMIR and other names containing the sound da

Dalibor – Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning ‘distance’ and borti meaning ‘to fight’

Dalimil – Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning ‘distance’ and milu meaning ‘gracious, dear’

Damek – The name Damek is a boy’s name of Hungarian, Slavic, Czech origin meaning ‘son of the red earth’.

Damir – Possibly derived from the Slavic elements dan ‘given’ and miru ‘peace, world’. Otherwise, it might be of Turkic origin

Danek

Danko – Diminutive of GORDAN, DANILO or DANIJEL

Dariusz – Slavic variation of Darius, origin meaning kingly or possess well’.

Darko – Originally a diminutive of names containing the Slavic element daru meaning ‘gift’

David – A beloved friend

Davor – Possibly from an old Slavic exclamation expressing joy or sorrow

Davorin – Variant of DAVOR

Dazbog – Variant of DAZHDBOG

Dazhdbog – Possibly means ‘the giving god’ in Slavic. He was a Slavic god of the sun and light, a son of Svarog. In some myths he is the ancestor of the Russian people

Dejan – Possibly derived from the South Slavic word dejati meaning ‘to act, to do’. Otherwise it may be related to Latin deus ‘god’

Desislav – Derived from Slavic elements, possibly deseti meaning ‘ten’, combined with slava ‘glory’

Deyan – Bulgarian form of DEJAN

Dimas – Variant of Demetrius. In Catholic writings Dimas is the compassionate thief who died with Jesus.

Dimas – A compassionate and good thief who died with Jesus

Dimitri – Earth lover of Demeter, never ending

Dimitrios – Earth lover, they are a compassionate person

Dimka – Universal

Dobri – Diminutive of DOBROSLAV

Dobrogost – Derived from the Slavic elements dobru ‘good’ and gosti ‘guest’

Dobromil – Derived from the Slavic elements dobru ‘good’ and milu ‘gracious, dear’

Dobroslav – Derived from the Slavic elements dobru ‘good’ and slava ‘glory’

Dobroslaw – Polish form of DOBROSLAV

Domagoj – Derived from the Slavic elements domu ‘home’ and gojiti ‘grow, heal, foster, nurture’

Dragan – Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning ‘precious’

Drago – Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning ‘precious’. It is also a short form of other Slavic names beginning with that element

Dragomir – Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning ‘precious’ combined with miru meaning ‘peace, world’

Dragos – Variant of DRAGO

Dragoslav – Derived from the Slavic elements dragu meaning ‘precious’ and slava ‘glory’

Dragutin – Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning ‘precious’

Drahomir – Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOMIR

Drahoslav – Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOSLAV

Drasko – Diminutive of names containing the Slavic element dragu meaning ‘precious’

Drazen – Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning ‘precious’

Drazhan – Medieval Slavic form of DRAZEN

Dubravko – From the old Slavic word dubrava meaning ‘oak grove’

Dusan – Derived from Slavic dusha meaning ‘soul, spirit’

Dusko – Variant of DUSAN

Dzvezdan – Masculine form of DZVEZDA

Dzvonimir – Macedonian form of ZVONIMIR

Dzvonko – Diminutive of DZVONIMIR

Slavic boy names starting with E

Edin – Unclear

Emilian – The name Emilian is a boy’s name of Slavic, Romanian origin meaning ‘rival’.

Emond – this means someone who is the protector.

Erik – a ruler of the world.

Evzen – Of noble birth

Slavic boy names starting with F

Fedir – Gift from above

Felix – A man who is blessed with good fortune, luck and success

Feodor – A heavenly gift

Ferdynand – Slavic variation of Ferdinand, origin meaning bold voyager’.

Ferdynandy – Slavic variation of Ferdinand, origin meaning bold voyager’.

Florian – Florian as a boy’s name is pronounced FLOR-ee-an. It is of Slavic and Latin origin, and the meaning of Florian is ‘flower’.

Florien – Florien as a boy’s name is of Slavic and Latin origin, and the meaning of Florien is ‘flower’.

Florrian – Florrian as a boy’s name is of Slavic and Latin origin, and the meaning of Florrian is ‘flower’.

Floryan – Floryan as a boy’s name is of Slavic and Latin origin, and the meaning of Floryan is ‘flower’.

Franc – Slavic variation of Francis, origin meaning Frenchman or free man’, ‘Frenchman or free man’.

Franciszk – Slavic variation of Francis, origin meaning Frenchman or free man’.

Slavic boy names starting with G

Gaidar – To be joyful

Gavril – The trust in God or hope in God.

Gavrilio – God is my power and strong point.

Gideon – Gideon is a Biblical male name of Hebrew origins. It means He that Bruises or Breaks, a Destroyer.

Gojko – From Slavic gojiti meaning ‘grow, heal, foster, nurture’

Goran – Means ‘mountain man’, derived from South Slavic gora meaning ‘mountain’. It was popularized by the Croatian poet Ivan Goran Kovacic (1913-1943), who got his middle name because of the mountain town where he was born

Gordan – Derived from South Slavic gord meaning ‘dignified’. This name and the feminine form Gordana were popularized by the publication of Croatian author Marija Juric Zagorka’s novel ‘Gordana’ (1935)

Gosta – Swedish variant of GUSTAV

Gostav – Swedish variant of GUSTAV

Gostislav – Derived from the Slavic elements gosti ‘guest’ and slava ‘glory’

Grozdan – Derived from Bulgarian or Macedonian грозде (grozde) meaning ‘grapes’

Gustaaf – Dutch form of GUSTAV

Gustaf – Swedish and German variant of GUSTAV

Gustav – Possibly means ‘staff of the Geats’, derived from the Old Norse elements gautr ‘Geat, Goth’ and stafr ‘staff’. However, the root name Gautstafr is not well attested in the Old Norse period. Alternatively, it might be derived from the Slavic name GOSTISLAV. This name has been borne by six kings of Sweden, including the 16th-century Gustav I Vasa

Gustave – French form of GUSTAV. This name was borne by the French artist Gustave Dore (1832-1883)

Gustavo – Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of GUSTAV

Gustavs – Latvian form of GUSTAV

Gustaw – Polish form of GUSTAV

Gusztav – Hungarian form of GUSTAV

Guus – Short form of AUGUSTUS or GUSTAAF

Slavic boy names starting with H

Horymir – Possibly from the Slavic elements gora meaning ‘mountain’ and miru meaning ‘peace, world’

Hrvoje – Derived from Croatian Hrvat meaning ‘Croat’

Slavic boy names starting with I

Iordan – Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Йордан (see YORDAN)

Ivailo – Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Ивайло (see IVAYLO)

Ivan

Ivan – Ivan as a boy’s name is pronounced ee-VAHN, EYE-van. It is of Russian, Slavic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ivan is ‘God is gracious’.

Ivanhoe – Ivanhoe as a boy’s name is of Russian, Slavic, and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ivanhoe is ‘God is gracious’.

Ivano – Ivano as a boy’s name is of Russian, Slavic, and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ivano is ‘God is gracious’.

Ivaylo – Perhaps derived from an old Bulgar name meaning ‘wolf’. This was the name of a 13th-century emperor of Bulgaria. It is possible that this spelling was the result of a 15th-century misreading of his real name Vulo from historical documents

Iwan – Iwan as a boy’s name is of Russian, Slavic, and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Iwan is ‘God is gracious’.

Iztok – Derived from a South Slavic word meaning ‘east’

Slavic boy names starting with J

Ja – Name that means ‘Me’

Janek – Janek as a boy’s name is of Danish, Slavic, Hebrew, and Hindi origin, and the meaning of Janek is ‘God is gracious’.

Jano – Jano as a boy’s name is of Danish, Slavic, and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jano is ‘God is gracious’.

Janos – Janos as a boy’s name is of Danish, Slavic, and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Janos is ‘God is gracious’.

Jans – Slavic – God has been gracious, God is merciful, God has shown favour

Jarek – Jarek as a boy’s name is pronounced YAH-rik, JARE-ik. It is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Jarek is ‘spring’.

Jarick – A strong, fierce one

Jaris – Jaris as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Jaris is ‘farmer’.

Jarmil – Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning ‘fierce, energetic’ and milu meaning ‘gracious, dear’

Jarogniew – Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning ‘fierce, energetic’ and gnyevu meaning ‘anger’

Jaromil – A strong one

Jaromir – Spring

Jaromir – Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning ‘fierce, energetic’ and miru meaning ‘peace, world’

Jaropelk – Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning ‘fierce, energetic’ and pulku meaning ‘people, host’

Jaroslav – Jaroslav as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Jaroslav is ‘beauty of spring’.

Jaroslavas – Lithuanian form of JAROSLAW

Jaroslaw – Means ‘fierce and glorious’, derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning ‘fierce, energetic’ and slava meaning ‘glory’

Jarrick – A fierce and dear one

Jascha – Jascha as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin.

Jasha – Jasha as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin meaning ‘supplanter’.

Jasmin – Bosnian masculine form of JASMINE

Javor – Means ‘maple tree’ in South Slavic

Jonco – Hebrew – Yahweh is gracious, Yahweh is merciful, A variant of name John

Jordan – From the name of the river that flows between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The river’s name in Hebrew is (Yarden), and it is derived from (yarad) meaning ‘descend’ or ‘flow down’. In the New Testament John the Baptist baptizes Jesus Christ in its waters, and it was adopted as a personal name in Europe after crusaders brought water back from the river to baptize their children. There may have been some influence from the Germanic name JORDANES, notably borne by a 6th-century Gothic historian…

Josip – Hebrew – Yahweh will add, God Will Multiply, God will rise, A variant of Joseph

Jovan – The name Jovan is a boy’s name of Slavic, Latin origin meaning ‘Jove-like, majestic’.

Juraj – Juraj is a Slavic name meaning handy, quick

Juri – Juri as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin.

Jurij – Jurij means handy

Jurji – One who is a handy person

Slavic boy names starting with K

Kalin – Masculine form of KALINA

Kaloyan – From Greek (kalos Ioannes) meaning ‘handsome JOHN’, the nickname of a 13th-century emperor of Bulgaria. He successfully defended the empire from the Fourth Crusade

Kamen – Means ‘stone’ in Bulgarian. This is a translation of the Greek name (Petros)

Karel – Strong, manly. Variant of Karl.

Karel – Karel name means Strong, Manly, Masculine

Karol – Strong, manly, variant of Karl or Charles

Kasimier – Kasimier means He Enforces Peace

Kasimir – Kasimir as a boy’s name is pronounced KAZ-e-meer. It is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Kasimir is ‘famous destroyer (of peace)’.

Kasimiro – Kasimiro as a boy’s name is Slavic origin meaning ‘famous destroyer (of peace).’

Kaz – Kaz as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Kaz is ‘famous destroyer (of peace)’.

Kazik – Diminutive of KAZIMIERZ

Kazimieras – Lithuanian form of CASIMIR

Kazimierz – Kazimierz as a boy’s name is Slavic origin meaning ‘famous destroyer (of peace).’

Kazimir – Kazimir as a boy’s name is Slavic origin meaning ‘famous destroyer (of peace).’

Kazmer – Kazmer as a boy’s name is Slavic origin meaning ‘famous destroyer (of peace).’

Kolar – Occupational name derived from the Slavic kolar meaning ‘cartwright’, Wheelwright

Kole – Variant of Cole, athletic, triumphant.

Krasimir – Derived from the Slavic elements krasa ‘beauty, adornment’ and miru ‘peace, world’

Krastio – Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Кръстьо (see KRASTYO)

Krastyo – Derived from Bulgarian кръст (krast) meaning ‘cross’. This is a translation of the Greek name Stavros

Krastyu – Variant of KRASTYO

Kresimir – From the Slavic elements kresu ‘spark, light, rouse’ and miru ‘peace, world’. This was the name of four kings of Croatia

Kreso – Diminutive of KRESIMIR

Kristjan – A follower of Christ

Kristof – The name Kristof is a boy’s name of Slavic origin, meaning bearer of Christ’.

Kruno – Short form of KRUNOSLAV

Krunoslav – Derived from the Slavic elements kruna ‘crown’ (a derivative of Latin corona) and slava ‘glory’

Krzesimir – Polish form of KRESIMIR

Kustaa – Finnish form of GUSTAV

Kusti – Finnish diminutive of KUSTAA or AUKUSTI

Kvetoslav – Derived from the Slavic elements cvetu ‘flower’ and slava ‘glory’

Kyosti – Finnish form of GUSTAV

Slavic boy names starting with L

Laci – Diminutive of LASZLO

Laciann – Laciann means The Famous Ruler

Lacko – Lacko as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Lacko is ‘glorious rule’.

Ladislao – Italian form of VLADISLAV

Ladislas – Rules with glory, variant of Vladislav

Ladislas – Ladislas as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Ladislas is ‘glorious rule’.

Ladislaus – Ladislaus as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Ladislaus is ‘glorious rule’.

Ladislav – Czech, Slovak, Slovene and Croatian form of VLADISLAV

Lado – Short form of VLADIMER

Lan – Slovene short form of MILAN

Laslo – Laslo as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Laslo is ‘glorious rule’.

Laszlo – Rules with glory, a familiar form of Vladislav

Laszlo – Hungarian form of VLADISLAV. Saint Laszlo was an 11th-century king of Hungary, looked upon as the embodiment of Christian virtue and bravery

Lazlo – Rules with glory. Short form of Vladislav, spelling variation of Laszlo.

Lazlo – Lazlo as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Lazlo is ‘glorious rule’.

Lech – From the name of the Slavic tribe the Lendians, called the Ledzianie in Polish. According to Slavic legend this was the name of the founder of the Polish people. A famous bearer was the Polish president Lech Walesa (1943-)

Lechoslaw – Derived from the Polish name LECH combined with the Slavic element slava meaning ‘glory’

Lel – The one who takes what he wants

Leonti – Slavic variation of Leon, origin meaning lion’, ‘brave lion’.

Leos – Slavic variation of Leon, origin meaning lion’, ‘brave lion’, ‘lion’.

Leslaw – Short form of LECHOSLAW

Leszek – Diminutive of LECH

Lev – Means ‘lion’ in Russian, functioning as a vernacular form of Leo. This was the real Russian name of both author Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) and revolutionary Leon Trotsky (1879-1940)

Lew – Polish cognate of LEV (1)

Liudevit – Medieval Slavic form of LUDOVIT

Ljuban – Serbian and Croatian form of LYUBEN

Ljube – Diminutive of LJUBOMIR

Ljuben – Macedonian form of LYUBEN

Ljubisa – From the Slavic element lyuby meaning ‘love’ combined with a diminutive suffix

Ljubo – Diminutive of LJUBOMIR

Ljubomir – Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LUBOMIR

Ljudevit – Croatian cognate of LUDOVIT

Ljudmil – Macedonian masculine form of LUDMILA

Ljupcho – Alternate transcription of Macedonian Љупчо (see LJUPCO)

Ljupco – Diminutive of LJUBOMIR

Luben – Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Любен (see LYUBEN)

Lubomierz – Polish form of LUBOMIR

Lubomir – Derived from the Slavic elements lyuby ‘love’ and miru ‘peace, world’

Lubos – Short form of LUBOMIR and other names beginning with the Slavic element lyuby meaning ‘love’

Ludovit – Means ‘master of the people’ from the Slavic elements lyudu ‘people’ and vit ‘master, lord’

Lyov – Diminutive of LEV (1)

Lyuben – Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning ‘love’

Lyubomir – Bulgarian form of Lubomir, meaning loving and world.

Lyudmil – Bulgarian masculine form of LUDMILA

Slavic boy names starting with M

Matvey – Slavic name for Boy given by God

Mechislav – Russian form of MIECZYSLAW

Michal

Mieczyslaw – Derived from the Slavic element mechi ‘sword’ combined with slava ‘glory’

Miervaldis – Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements mier ‘peace’ and vald ‘rule’

Mieszko – Diminutive of MIECZYSLAW. This was the name of two rulers of Poland, including Mieszko I who converted the country to Christianity

Mijo – Diminutive of MILAN or MIHOVIL

Mikhail – Form of MICHAEL. who is like god

Miko – Who is like God?

Milan – From the Slavic element milu meaning ‘gracious, dear’, originally a short form of names that began with that element. A city in Italy bears this name, though it originates from a different source

Mile – Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu ‘gracious, dear’

Milen – Slavic – Gracious, Favor, Grace, Fame, Glory, A variant of Milan

Milenko – Serbian and Croatian diminutive of MILAN

Miles – From the Germanic name Milo, introduced by the Normans to England in the form Miles. The meaning is not known for certain. It is possibly connected to the Slavic name element milu meaning ‘gracious’. From an early date it was associated with Latin miles ‘soldier’

Milivoj – Derived from the Slavic elements milu ‘gracious’ and voji ‘soldier’

Miljenko – Croatian diminutive of MILAN

Milko – Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu ‘gracious, dear’

Milo – Old Germanic form of MILES, as well as the Latinized form. This form of the name was used in official documents during the Middle Ages, and it has been used independently since the 19th century

Milodrag – Possible medieval Slavic form of MIODRAG

Milogost – Derived from the Slavic elements milu meaning ‘gracious, dear’ and gosti meaning ‘guest’

Miloh – one who forgives easily

Miloje – From the Slavic element milu meaning ‘gracious, dear’, originally a diminutive of names that began with that element

Milojica – Diminutive of MILOJE

Milomir – Derived from the Slavic elements milu meaning ‘gracious, dear’ and miru meaning ‘peace’ or ‘world’

Milorad – Derived from the Slavic elements milu ‘gracious, dear’ and rad ‘happy, willing’

Milos – Pleasant

Milos – Originally a diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element milu ‘gracious, dear’. This was the name of a 14th-century Serbian hero who apparently killed the Ottoman sultan Murad I at the Battle of Kosovo

Milosh – Medieval Slavic form of MILOS

Miloslav – Lover of glory

Miloslav – Derived from the Slavic elements milu ‘gracious, dear’ and slava ‘glory’

Miloslaw – Polish cognate of MILOSLAV

Milosz – A pet form of Milos, derived from Slavonic origin meaning ‘fame, glory’.

Milovan – From Serbian миловати (milovati) meaning ‘to caress’

Miodrag – Derived from the element mio, a Serbo-Croatian form of the Slavic element milu meaning ‘dear’, combined with dragu meaning ‘precious’

Miomir – Derived from the element mio, a Serbian form of the Slavic element milu meaning ‘dear’, combined with miru meaning ‘peace’ or ‘world’

Miran – Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning ‘peace’ or ‘world’

Mirce – Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning ‘peace, world’

Mircea – Mircea as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Miroslav. The meaning of Mircea is ‘peaceful glory’.

Mirche – Alternate transcription of Macedonian Мирче (see MIRCE)

Mirco – Italian variant of MIRKO

Mirek – Diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names beginning with the Slavic element miru meaning ‘peace’ or ‘world’

Mirko – Originally a diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names containing the element miru ‘peace, world’

Miro – Short form of MIROSLAV

Miroslav – Derived from the Slavic elements miru ‘peace, world’ and slava ‘glory’. This was the name of a 10th-century king of Croatia who was deposed by one of his nobles after ruling for four years

Miroslava – The person whose glory spread because of his peaceful nature

Miroslaw – Miroslaw as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Miroslaw is ‘peaceful glory’.

Miroslawa – A calm person, a glorified peaceful person

Miroslawy – Miroslawy as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Mirsoslav. The meaning of Miroslawy is ‘peaceful glory’.

Mirsad – Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Arabic meaning ‘watchtower’ or Persian meaning ‘ambush’

Misa – Serbian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound. In Slovenia it is typically feminine

Misko – Serbian and Croatian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIHAEL, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound

Mislav – Derived from the Slavic element mysli ‘thought’ or moji ‘my’ combined with slava ‘glory’. This was the name of a 9th-century duke of Croatia, also called Mojslav

Mladen – Derived from the Slavic word младъ (mladu) meaning ‘young’

Moimir – Medieval Slavic form of MOJMIR

Mojmir – Derived from the Slavic elements moji meaning ‘my’ and miru meaning ‘peace’ or ‘world’. This was the name of a 9th-century ruler of Moravia

Momchil – Derived from Bulgarian момче (momche) ‘boy’

Momir – Serbian form of MOJMIR

Mscislaw – Polish form of MSTISLAV

Mstislav – Means ‘vengeance and glory’ from the Slavic elements misti ‘vengeance’ and slava ‘glory’

Myles – Variant of MILES

Slavic boy names starting with N

Najden – Macedonian form of NAYDEN

Nayden – Means ‘found’ in Bulgarian

Nebojsa – Means ‘fearless’ in Serbian and Croatian

Nedelcho – Masculine form of NEDELYA

Nedeljko – Derived from Croatian nedjelja and Serbian недеља (nedelja) meaning ‘Sunday’

Nedelko – Macedonian form of NEDELJKO

Nediljko – Variant of NEDELJKO

Nedjeljko – Variant of NEDELJKO

Nedyalko – Bulgarian form of NEDELJKO

Nemanja – Possibly from Slavic ne maniti meaning ‘not deceiving, not luring, not attracting’. Another theory states that it means ‘without possessions’, derived from Serbo-Croatian nemati meaning ‘have not’. This was the name of a 12th-century Serbian king, and the name of the dynasty he began

Nenad – Means ‘unexpected’ in Serbian and Croatian. In the Serbian folk song ‘Predrag and Nenad’ this is the name of Predrag’s brother

Neno – Diminutive of NENAD

Neven – Masculine form of NEVENA

Nicholai – Victorious, conquerer of the people. Variant of Nicholas.

Nicolai – The name Nicolai is a boy’s name of Slavic, Scandinavian origin meaning ‘people of victory’.

Ninoslav – From a Slavic element, possibly nyni ‘now’, combined with slava ‘glory’

Noah – Relaxation, restful, harmony, calm.

Novak – From Serbian нов (nov) meaning ‘new’

Slavic boy names starting with O

Obrad – Possibly derived from Serbian obradovati ‘to make happy’

Ognen – Macedonian form of OGNYAN

Ognian – Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Огнян (see OGNYAN)

Ognjan – Croatian and Serbian variant form of OGNYAN

Ognjen – Croatian and Serbian form of OGNYAN

Ognyan – Derived from Bulgarian огнен (ognen) ‘fiery’

Ondrea – Possessing qualities befitting a man or having abilities suitable for a woman.

Ony – Eagle.

Oral – Eagle

Orel – Eagle

Oriel – Eagle.

Slavic boy names starting with P

Padrik – Slavic variation of Patrick, origin meaning noble, patrician’.

Parvan – From Bulgarian първи (parvi) meaning ‘first’

Peda – Diminutive of PREDRAG

Pedja – Alternate transcription of Serbian Пеђа (see PEDA)

Perun – Means ‘thunder’ in Slavic. In Slavic mythology Perun was the god of lightning, sometimes worshipped as the primary god. The oak was his sacred tree

Petko – Derived from Bulgarian Петък (Petak) or Macedonian Петок (Petok) meaning ‘Friday’. This is a vernacular form of Paraskeve

Placyd – Slavic variation of Placido, origin meaning serene’.

Plamen – Derived from South Slavic plamen meaning ‘flame, fire’

Preben – Modern Danish form of the name Pridbjorn, which was a medieval Scandinavian form of the Slavic (Wendish) name Pridbor, which was derived from Slavic prid ‘first’ and borti ‘battle’. It was imported into Danish via the medieval Putbus family, who were Slavic nobles from Rugen in Pomerania

Predrag – Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning ‘precious’ combined with a superlative prefix

Premek – Diminutive of PREMYSL

Premislav – Possible medieval Slavic form of PRZEMYSLAW

Premysl – From an old Slavic name that meant ‘trick, stratagem’, from pre ‘over’ and mysli ‘thought, idea’. This was the name of the founder of the Premyslid dynasty, which ruled Bohemia from the 9th to the 14th century

Pridbjorn – Old Danish form of PREBEN

Pridbor – Earlier Slavic form of PREBEN

Przemek – Diminutive of PRZEMYSLAW

Przemko – Diminutive of PRZEMYSLAW

Przemo – Diminutive of PRZEMYSLAW

Przemysa‚Aw – One who is Clever or Ingenious, Derived from another Polish name Przemyst

Przemysl – Polish form of PREMYSL. This was the name of a 13th-century king of Poland

Przemyslaw – Medieval variant of PRZEMYSL, with the addition of the Slavic element slava

Pyotr – Stone

Slavic boy names starting with R

Raclaw – Short form of RADOSLAW

Rade – Originally a diminutive of MILORAD and other Slavic names containing the element rad meaning ‘happy, willing’

Radek – Radek as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin. Variant of Roderick (Old German) ‘famous ruler’.

Radim – Short form of RADOMIR

Radimir – Radimir as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Radimir is ‘famous joy’.

Radko – Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad ‘happy, willing’

Radman – joy

Radmilo – Serbian form of RADOMIL

Radomil – Derived from the Slavic elements rad ‘happy, willing’ and milu ‘gracious, dear’

Radomir – Derived from the Slavic element rad ‘happy, willing’ combined with meru ‘great, famous’ or miru ‘peace, world’

Rados – Short form of RADOSLAV, RADOMIR, and other names beginning with the Slavic element rad meaning ‘happy, willing’

Radoslav – Form of RADOSLAW in several languages

Radoslaw – Derived from the Slavic elements rad ‘happy, willing’ and slava ‘glory’

Radovan – Derived from the Slavic element rad ‘happy, willing’ combined with another element of unknown meaning

Radu – Old Romanian diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad ‘happy, willing’. This was the name of a 13th-century ruler of Wallachia

Raduz – Derived from the Czech word rad ‘happy, glad’. The Czech author Julius Zeyer probably created it for a character in his play ‘Raduz and Mahulena’ (1898)

Radzim – Short form of RADZIMIERZ

Radzimierz – Polish form of RADOMIR

Rajko – Derived from Croatian raj meaning ‘paradise’

Ranko – Derived from the Slavic word ранъ (ranu) meaning ‘early’

Rasputin – Badly behaved child

Ratimir – Derived from the Slavic elements rati meaning ‘war, battle’ and miru meaning ‘peace, world’

Ratko – Diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element rati meaning ‘war, battle’

Ratomir – Serbian form of RATIMIR

Rayko – Bulgarian variant of RADKO

Rayno – Bulgarian variant of RADKO

Razvan – Meaning unknown, possibly related to the name RADOVAN. Alternatively it may have been brought to Romania from India by Gypsies, and may mean something like ‘bringer of good news’

Reija – One who has wings

Rorik – Red.

Rorric – Red.

Rostislav – Derived from the Slavic elements rasti ‘growth’ and slava ‘glory’

Rostyslav – To increase glory

Rudolf – He is legendary like a wolf

Rumen – Means ‘ruddy, red-cheeked’ in Bulgarian and Macedonian

Rurik – Red

Slavic boy names starting with S

Sagan – Wise one. Surname.

Sagan – Sagan as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin.

Samo – Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a 7th-century ruler of the Slavs, who established a kingdom including parts of modern Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. He was possibly of Frankish origin

Sanjin – Masculine form of SANJA

Sasha – Pet form of ALEXANDER

Sashmir – A peaceful defender

Savaric – The powerful old or aged ruler

Shathar – A man who workis in the mines

Sinisa – Derived from Serbo-Croatian sin meaning ‘son’

Slava – Short form of Slavic names containing the element slava ‘glory’

Slaven – Derived from Slavic slava meaning ‘glory’

Slavik – Military glory

Slavko – Derived from Slavic slava meaning ‘glory’

Slavomir – Croatian and Serbian form of SLAWOMIR

Slawomir – Derived from the Slavic element slava meaning ‘glory’ combined with meru meaning ‘great, famous’ or miru meaning ‘peace, world’

Slobodan – From South Slavic sloboda meaning ‘freedom’

Sobeslav – Medieval Slavic form of SOBIESLAW

Sobieslaw – Derived from Slavic elements, possibly sebe meaning ‘for oneself’, combined with slava ‘glory’. This name (in the Czech form Sobeslav) was borne by two 12th-century dukes of Bohemia

Spas – Derived from Bulgarian спасен (spasen) meaning ‘saved’

Srecko – Derived from South Slavic sreca meaning ‘luck’

Stamen – Derived from Bulgarian and Macedonian стамен (stamen) meaning ‘firm’

Stan – Probably a short form of STANISLAV

Stane – Short form of STANISLAV and other Slavic names beginning with the element stani meaning ‘stand, become’

Stanek – Stanek as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Stanislaus. The meaning of Stanek is ‘the patron saint of Poland’.

Stanicek – Stanicek as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Stanislaus. The meaning of Stanicek is ‘stand’.

Stanimir – Derived from the Slavic elements stani ‘stand, become’ and miru ‘peace, world’

Stanislas – Military glory

Stanislas – Stanislas as a boy’s name is related to the Irish and Gaelic name Aneislis and the Slavic name Stanislaus. The meaning of Stanislas is ‘careful’.

Stanislaus – Camp of glory, military glory, a name borne by Slavic kings and Saint Stanislaus, the patron saint of Poland

Stanislaus – Stanislaus as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin.

Stanislav – Stanislav as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Stanislaus. The meaning of Stanislav is ‘stand’.

Stanislavs – Latvian form of STANISLAV

Stanislaw – Stanislaw as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Stanislaus. The meaning of Stanislaw is ‘stand’.

Stanislovas – Lithuanian form of STANISLAV

Stanko – Diminutive of Stanislav, meaning to stand with glory.

Stannes – Military glory

Stannes – Stannes as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Stanislaus. The meaning of Stannes is ‘stand’.

Stanousek – Stanousek as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Stanislaus. The meaning of Stanousek is ‘stand’.

Stanway – One who becomes himself along the way

Stanweg – To live next to a stony road

Stas – Russian diminutive of STANISLAV

Stasio – Stasio as a boy’s name is of Greek origin meaning ‘resurrection’.

Stasys – Short form of STANISLOVAS

Stojan – Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian and Slovene form of STOYAN

Stoyan – Derived from Bulgarian стоя (stoya) ‘to stand, to stay’

Stribog – Possibly means ‘flowing god’ in Slavic. Stribog was the Slavic god of the wind, cold, ice and frost

Svante – Swedish short form of SVANTEPOLK

Svantepolk – Old Norse form of SVYATOPOLK. It was borne by the prominent 13th-century Swedish nobleman Svantepolk Knutsson. He may have been named after a relative of his Pomeranian mother

Svantovit – Variant of SVETOVID

Svarog – Derived from Slavic svar ‘bright, clear’. This was the name of the Slavic god of the sky and sun. He was originally the supreme god in Slavic mythology

Svatomir – Svatomir as a boy’s name is of Czechoslovakian and Slavic origin, and the meaning of Svatomir is ‘sacred glory’.

Svatopluk – Czech form of SVYATOPOLK

Svatoslav – Svatoslav as a boy’s name is of Czechoslovakian and Slavic origin, and the meaning of Svatoslav is ‘one who celebrates holiness’.

Svetomir – Serbian and Bulgarian form of SWIETOMIERZ

Svetopolk – Possible medieval Slavic form of SVYATOPOLK

Svetoslav – Bulgarian form of SVYATOSLAV

Svetovid – Derived from the Slavic elements svetu ‘blessed, holy’ and vidu ‘sight, view’. This was the name of a four-headed Slavic god of war and light

Svyatopolk – Means ‘blessed people’ from the Slavic elements svetu ‘blessed, holy’ and pulku ‘people, host, army’

Svyatoslav – Derived from the Slavic elements svetu ‘blessed, holy’ and slava ‘glory’

Swietomierz – Derived from the Slavic elements svetu ‘blessed, holy’ and miru ‘peace, world’

Swietopelk – Polish form of SVYATOPOLK

Swietoslaw – Polish form of SVYATOSLAV

Slavic boy names starting with T

Teodor – A gift of God

Teun – Teun as a boy’s name is of German and Slavic origin meaning ‘highly praiseworthy’.

Tian – Variant of TIJAN

Tibor – Tibor as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Tibor is ‘sacred place’.

Tigr – Slavic variation of Tiger.

Tihomir – Derived from the Slavic elements tih, which means quiet and mir, which peace.

Tijan – Possibly a short form of SEBASTIJAN or KRISTIJAN, or a masculine form of TIJANA

Tikhomir – Medieval Slavic form of TIHOMIR

Toman – Slavic variation of Tomas.

Tomica – Diminutive of TOMISLAV or TOMA (2)

Tomik – Slavic variation of Tomas.

Tomislav – Probably derived from the Slavic element tomiti meaning ‘torture’ combined with slava meaning ‘glory’. This was the name of the first king of Croatia (10th century)

Tomislaw – Suppress or torture, a Croatian king

Tomo – Either a variant of TOMA (2) or a diminutive of TOMISLAV

Ton – Ton as a boy’s name is of German and Slavic origin meaning ‘highly praiseworthy’.

Toon – Toon as a boy’s name is of German and Slavic origin meaning ‘highly praiseworthy’.

Tsvetan – Derived from Bulgarian цвет (tsvet) meaning ‘flower, blossom’

Tsvetko – Variant of TSVETAN

Tvrtko – Derived from Croatian tvrd meaning ‘hard’

Tygr – Slavic variation of Tiger.

Slavic boy names starting with U

Uladzimir – Belarusian form of VLADIMIR

Uros – Serbian form of an old Hungarian name, possibly from ur meaning ‘man, lord’ combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of five Serbian kings

Slavic boy names starting with V

Vaclav – Contracted form of the older name Veceslav, from the Slavic elements veche ‘more’ and slava ‘glory’. Saint Vaclav (known as Wenceslas in English) was a 10th-century duke of Bohemia murdered by his brother. He is the patron saint of the Czech Republic. This was also the name of several Bohemian kings

Vadik – Diminutive of VADIM

Vadim – Meaning unknown. It is used as a Russian form of BADEMUS, but it may actually be derived from the Slavic name VADIMIR or else from an Old Norse source

Vadimir – Possibly from the Slavic elements vaditi ‘accuse’ and miru ‘peace, world’

Valdas – Short form of VALDEMARAS and other Lithuanian names containing the Germanic/Baltic element wald ‘rule’

Valdemar – Scandinavian form of WALDEMAR. This was the name of four kings of Denmark

Valdemaras – Lithuanian cognate of WALDEMAR

Valdimarr – Old Norse form of VALDEMAR

Valdis – Short form of VOLDEMARS and other Latvian names containing the Germanic/Baltic element wald ‘rule’

Valko – Derived from Bulgarian вълк (valk) ‘wolf’

Vallen – Slavic form of Valerie, glorious ruler

Valto – Finnish short form of VALDEMAR and other names containing vald

Vanya – God is gracious

Vasek – Diminutive of VACLAV

Vasilii – Slavic variation of Vasili, origin meaning royal, kingly’.

Vasin – Wreath of glory

Vasyl

Veaceslav – Romanian (Moldovan) form of VACLAV

Veceslav – Older form of VACLAV

Vecheslav – Medieval Slavic form of VACLAV

Vedran – Means ‘clear, cheerful’ in Croatian and Serbian

Veles – Derived from Volos it means an Ox. God of the earth dragons magic cattle and trickery

Velibor – Derived from the Slavic elements veli ‘great’ and borti ‘battle’

Velichko – Derived from Slavic veliku meaning ‘great’

Velimir – Derived from the Slavic elements veli ‘great’ and miru ‘peace, world’

Veljko – Diminutive of VESELKO

Vencel – Hungarian form of VACLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus

Venceslao – Venceslao as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Wenceslaus. The meaning of Venceslao is ‘greater glory’.

Venceslas – Spanish form of VACLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus

Venceslaus – Latinized form of Veceslav (see VACLAV)

Venceslav – Czech variant of VACLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus

Ventseslav – Bulgarian form of VACLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus

Vera – At the beginning of the 20th century, Vera was a hot, celebrated name—until it fell from grace in the latter half of the century. Perhaps Vera was considered too old-fashioned or lacking sparkle. Over the years it has slowly picked up steam, and by 2009 was back on the baby-name charts. Was it the influence of wedding gown designer Vera Wang or actress Vera Farmiga? It’s hard to say. What’s easy to say, though, is that if you’re in love with vintage baby names that feel more obscure, Vera makes a great fit.

Verdell – Verdell as a girl’s name (also used as a boy’s name) is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Verdell is ‘truth’. Verdell is related to the name Vera.

Veselin – Derived from South Slavic vesel meaning ‘cheerful’

Veselko – Derived from South Slavic vesel meaning ‘cheerful’

Visvaldas – Lithuanian form of VISVALDIS

Visvaldis – Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements vis ‘all’ and vald ‘rule’. It is thus a cognate of the Slavic VSEVOLOD

Vitezslav – Possibly from the Slavic elements vit ‘master, lord’ and slava ‘glory’

Vitilsav – Medieval Slavic form of VITEZSLAV

Vitomir – Derived from the Slavic elements vit ‘master, lord’ and miru ‘peace, world’

Vjeko – Short form of VJEKOSLAV

Vjekoslav – Derived from the Slavic elements vyeku ‘age’ and slava ‘glory’

Vlacheslav – Vlacheslav as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Wenceslaus. The meaning of Vlacheslav is ‘greater glory’.

Vlad – Old short form of VLADISLAV and other Slavic names beginning with the element vladeti meaning ‘rule’. Vlad Dracula, a 15th-century prince of Wallachia, was Bram Stoker’s inspiration for the name of his vampire, Count Dracula

Vladamir – Vladamir as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Vladimir. The meaning of Vladamir is ‘renowned prince’.

Vladan – Short form of Slavic names beginning with the element vladeti meaning ‘rule’

Vladas – Short form of VLADIMIRAS

Vladilen – Contraction of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the name of the founder of the former Soviet state

Vladimeer – Vladimeer as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Vladimir. The meaning of Vladimeer is ‘renowned prince’.

Vladimer – Georgian form of VLADIMIR

Vladimeru – Church Slavic form of VLADIMIR

Vladimir – Derived from the Slavic element vladeti ‘rule’ combined with meru ‘great, famous’. The second element has also been associated with miru meaning ‘peace, world’. This was the name of an 11th-century grand prince of Kiev who is venerated as a saint because of his efforts to Christianize his realm (Kievan Rus). It was also borne by the founder of the former Soviet state, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924)

Vladimiras – Lithuanian form of VLADIMIR

Vladimirs – Latvian form of VLADIMIR

Vladislav – Vladislav as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Vladislav is ‘glorious rule’.

Vladja – Vladja as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Vladislav. The meaning of Vladja is ‘glorious rule’.

Vladlen – Contraction of Vladimir Lenin, the name of the founder of the former Soviet state

Vlado – Short form of VLADIMIR and other Slavic names beginning with the element vladeti meaning ‘rule’

Vlasta – Rule, homeland

Vlastimil – Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti ‘rule, sovereignty’ and milu ‘gracious, dear’. In modern Czech vlast means ‘homeland’ (a descendant word of vlasti)

Vlastimir – Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti meaning ‘rule, sovereignty’ and miru meaning ‘peace, world’

Vlastislav – Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti ‘rule, sovereignty’ and slava ‘glory’. In modern Czech vlast means ‘homeland’ (a descendant word of vlasti)

Vlatko – Diminutive of VLADIMIR

Voitsekh – Medieval Slavic form of WOJCIECH

Vojta – Diminutive of VOJTECH

Vojtech – Voj means War, and Tech means Eager

Voldemaras – Lithuanian variant of WALDEMAR

Voldemars – Latvian cognate of WALDEMAR

Volodimeru – Old East Slavic form of VLADIMIR

Volodislavu – Old East Slavic form of VLADISLAV

Volodya – Diminutive of VLADIMIR

Volodymyr – Ukrainian form of VLADIMIR

Volos – Derived from Slavic volu meaning ‘ox’. Volos was the Slavic god of cattle, also associated with the earth, wealth, the underworld, and poetry

Vova – Diminutive of VLADIMIR

Vratislav – Derived from the Slavic elements vratiti ‘to return’ and slava ‘glory’. This was the name of two dukes of Bohemia. The city of Wroclaw in Poland is named after the first

Vsevolod – Derived from the Slavic elements visi ‘all’ and vladeti ‘rule’. This was the name of an 11th-century grand prince of Kiev

Vuk – Means ‘wolf’ in Serbian

Vukasin – Derived from Serbian vuk ‘wolf’. This was the name of a 14th-century Serbian ruler

Vyachaslav – Vyachaslav as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Wenceslaus. The meaning of Vyachaslav is ‘greater glory’.

Vyacheslav – Vyacheslav as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Wenceslaus. The meaning of Vyacheslav is ‘greater glory’.

Slavic boy names starting with W

Waclaw – Polish form of VACLAV

Waldek – Polish diminutive of WALDEMAR

Waldemar – Germanic derivative of the Slavic name VLADIMIR (or perhaps a cognate composed of the Germanic elements wald ‘rule’ and mari ‘famous’). It was introduced into Scandinavia by the 12th-century Danish king Waldemar (or Valdemar) who was named after a royal ancestor of his Ukrainian mother

Waldomar – Old Germanic form of WALDEMAR

Warcislaw – Polish form of VRATISLAV. This was the name of several dukes of Pomerania

Wenceslas – Wenceslas as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Wenceslaus. The meaning of Wenceslas is ‘greater glory’.

Wenceslaus – Wenceslaus as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Wenceslaus is ‘greater glory’.

Wenczeslaw – Wenczeslaw as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Wenceslaus. The meaning of Wenczeslaw is ‘greater glory’.

Wendell – Valley or Wanderer

Wenzel – Wenzel as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Wenceslaus. The meaning of Wenzel is ‘greater glory’.

Wenzeslaus – German form of VACLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus

Wieceslaw – Older Polish form of VACLAV

Wiencyslaw – Wiencyslaw as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Wenceslaus. The meaning of Wiencyslaw is ‘greater glory’.

Wladek – Diminutive of WLADYSLAW

Wladimir – Wladimir as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Wladimir is ‘renowned prince’.

Wladimyr – Wladimyr as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Wladimyr is ‘renowned prince’.

Wladyslaw – Polish cognate of VLADISLAV. This was the name of four kings of Poland

Wlodek – Diminutive of WLODZIMIERZ

Wlodzimierz – Polish cognate of VLADIMIR

Wlodzislaw – Polish cognate of VLADISLAV

Wojciech – Derived from the Slavic elements voji ‘soldier’ and tekha ‘solace, comfort, joy’. Saint Wojciech (also known by the Czech form of his name Vojtech or his adopted name Adalbert) was a Bohemian missionary to Hungary, Poland and Prussia, where he was martyred in the 10th century

Wojtek – Wojtek as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Woyzeck. The meaning of Wojtek is ‘a warrior to whom combat brings joy’.

Wolodymyr – Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Володимир (see VOLODYMYR)

Woyzeck – Woyzeck as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Woyzeck is ‘a warrior to whom combat brings joy’.

Wozzeck – Wozzeck as a boy’s name is related to the Slavic name Woyzeck. The meaning of Wozzeck is ‘a warrior to whom combat brings joy’.

Slavic boy names starting with Y

Yarik – Russian diminutive of YAROSLAV

Yarognev – Medieval Slavic form of JAROGNIEW

Yaromil – Possible medieval Slavic form of JARMIL

Yaromir – Medieval Slavic form of JAROMIR

Yaropolk – Medieval Slavic form of JAROPELK

Yaroslav – Russian and Ukrainian form of JAROSLAW

Yaroslava – Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of JAROSLAW

Yasen – Means both ‘ash tree’ and ‘clear, serene’ in Bulgarian

Yavor – Bulgarian form of Javor, meaning maple tree.

Yordan – Bulgarian form of JORDAN

Slavic boy names starting with Z

Zan – Zan is a boy’s name that comes from the Slavic name Zander.

Zander – If you like Alexander but prefer a shorter name, consider Zander. As with the longer name that it’s taken from, Zander means “defender of men.” Obviously the meaning was influenced by Alexander the Great, the legendary warrior who protected the Macedonian Empire in the fourth century BC. It made the baby-name chart in 2000 when the trend of using nicknames as legitimate first names was in full swing. Daniel Dae Kim of “Lost” found Zander to be the perfect name for his son.

Zandro – Zandro as a boy’s name is of Greek and Slavic origin meaning ‘man’s defender or warrior’.

Zandros – Zandros as a boy’s name is of Greek and Slavic origin meaning ‘man’s defender or warrior’.

Zann – Zann as a boy’s name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Zann is ‘to defend or help’.

Zarko – Derived from Serbian and Croatian zar meaning ’ember, zeal, fervour’

Zavis – Derived from a Slavic root meaning ‘envy’

Zawisza – Polish cognate of ZAVIS

Zbignev – Medieval Slavic form of ZBIGNIEW

Zbigniew – Derived from the Slavic elements zbyti ‘to dispel’ and gnyevu ‘anger’

Zbygnev – Czech cognate of ZBIGNIEW

Zbynek – Diminutive of ZBYGNEV, now used independently

Zdenek – Czech form of ZDENKO

Zdenko – Derived from the Slavic element zidati meaning ‘build, create’, originally a short form of names beginning with that element

Zdeno – Slovak variant of ZDENKO

Zdeslav – Croatian form of ZDZISLAW

Zdislav – Czech form of ZDZISLAW

Zdravko – Derived from South Slavic zdrav meaning ‘healthy’

Zdzislaw – Derived from the Slavic elements zidati ‘build’ and slava ‘glory’

Zelimir – Derived from the Slavic elements zheleti ‘to wish, to desire’ and miru ‘peace, world’

Zeljko – Derived from South Slavic zelja meaning ‘desire’

Zharko – Macedonian form of ZARKO

Zhelimir – Possible medieval Slavic form of ZELIMIR

Zhelyazko – Derived from Bulgarian желязо (zhelyazo) ‘iron’

Zhivko – Derived from the Slavic word живъ (zhivu) meaning ‘living’

Ziven – The name Ziven is a boy’s name of Slavic origin meaning ‘vigorous, lively’.

Zivko – Croatian and Serbian form of ZHIVKO

Ziya – Variant of Ziven

Zlatan – Means ‘golden’, a derivative of the Slavic word zlato ‘gold’

Zlatko – Diminutive of ZLATAN

Zoran – Masculine form of ZORA

Zvonimir – Derived from the Slavic elements zvonu ‘sound, chime’ and miru ‘peace, world’

Zvonko – Diminutive of ZVONIMIR

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