GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Мирослав (Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Church Slavic)
PRONOUNCED: myi-ru-SLAF (Russian)  [details]

Meaning & History

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.
DIMINUTIVES: Mirek (Czech), Mirek (Slovak), Mirko, Miša, Miško (Serbian), Mirko, Miro, Miško (Croatian), Mirko, Miro (Slovene), Mirko (Macedonian)
FEMININE FORMS: Miroslava (Czech), Miroslava (Slovak), Miroslava (Russian), Miroslava, Mira (Serbian), Miroslava, Mira, Mirica (Croatian), Miroslava, Mira, Miša (Slovene), Miroslava (Macedonian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Mirko (Italian), Mirosław, Mirek (Polish)

Sources & References


kings, medieval, peace, virtues
Entry updated December 8, 2017