Czech Names

Czech names are used in the Czech Republic in central Europe. See also about Czech and Slovak names.
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SABINA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Swedish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Sabinus, a Roman cognomen meaning "Sabine" in Latin. The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy, their lands eventually taken over by the Romans after several wars. According to legend, the Romans abducted several Sabine women during a raid, and when the men came to rescue them, the women were able to make peace between the two groups. This name was borne by several early saints.
SAMUEL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were ultimately defeated in battle at Mizpah. Later he anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and even later anointed his successor David.... [more]
SÁRA   f   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of SARAH.
ŠÁRKA   f   Czech
Meaning unknown. In Czech legend Šárka was a maiden who joined other women in declaring war upon men. She tricked the men by having herself tied to a tree, and, after they came to her rescue, offering them mead laced with a sleeping potion. After the men fell asleep the other women slew them.
SILVESTR   m   Czech
Czech form of SILVESTER.
SILVIE   f   Czech
Czech form of SILVIA.
ŠIMON   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SIMON (1).
ŠIMONA   f   Czech
Czech variant of SIMONA.
SLAVĚNA   f   Czech
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVOMÍR   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SŁAWOMIR.
SOFIE   f   German, Danish, Dutch, Czech
Form of SOPHIE.
SOŇA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SONYA.
STANA   f   Czech, Serbian, Croatian
Short form of STANISLAVA or other Slavic names beginning with the element stani meaning "stand, become".
STANISLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani meaning "stand, become" combined with slava meaning "glory".
ŠTĚPÁN   m   Czech
Czech form of STEPHEN.
ŠTĚPÁNKA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of STEPHEN.
SVATAVA   f   Czech
Derived from the Slavic element svetu meaning "blessed, holy".
SVATOPLUK   m   Czech
Czech form of SVYATOPOLK.
SVĚTLANA   f   Czech
Czech form of SVETLANA.
TADEÁŠ   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of THADDEUS.
TAMARA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian
Russian form of TAMAR. Russian performers such as Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), Tamara Drasin (1905-1943), Tamara Geva (1907-1997) and Tamara Toumanova (1919-1996) introduced it to the English-speaking world. It was also borne by the Polish cubist painter Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980).
TAŤÁNA   f   Czech
Czech form of TATIANA.
TEREZA   f   Czech, Portuguese (Brazilian), Bulgarian, Romanian
Czech, Portuguese, Bulgarian and Romanian form of THERESA.
TEREZIE   f   Czech
Czech variant form of THERESA.
THEODOR   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Romanian
German form of THEODORE, as well as a Scandinavian, Czech and Romanian variant of TEODOR. A famous bearer was American children's book creator Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991), better known as Dr. Seuss.
TIBOR   m   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of Tiburtius (see TIBURCIO).
TOMÁŠ   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of THOMAS.
VÁCLAV   m   Czech, Slovak
Contracted form of the older name Veceslav, from the Slavic elements veche "more" and slava "glory". Saint Václav (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.
VÁCLAVA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of VÁCLAV.
VALÉRIE   f   French, Czech
French and Czech form of VALERIA.
VALERIE   f   English, German, Czech
English and German form of VALERIA and Czech variant of VALÉRIE.
VANESA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of VANESSA.
VAŠEK   m   Czech
Diminutive of VÁCLAV.
VAVŘINEC   m   Czech
Czech form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
VĚNCESLAV   m   Czech (Rare)
Czech variant of VÁCLAV, via the Latinized form Venceslaus.
VENDELÍN   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of WENDELIN.
VENDULA   f   Czech
Diminutive of VÁCLAVA.
VĚRA   f   Czech
Czech form of VERA (1).
VIKTORIE   f   Czech
Czech form of VICTORIA.
VILÉM   m   Czech
Czech form of WILLIAM.
VINCENC   m   Czech, Slovene
Czech and Slovene form of VINCENT.
VIOLA   f   English, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Czech
Means "violet" in Latin. This was the name of the heroine in Shakespeare's play 'Twelfth Night' (1602).
VÍT   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of VITUS or WIDO.
VLADAN   m   Serbian, Czech, Slovak
Short form of Slavic names beginning with the element vladeti meaning "rule".
VLADIMÍR   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of VLADIMIR.
VLADIMÍRA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of VLADIMIRA.
VLADISLAV   m   Russian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vladeti "rule" and slava "glory".
VLADISLAVA   f   Russian, Czech
Feminine form of VLADISLAV.
VLASTA   f   Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of names beginning with the Slavic element vlasti "rule, sovereignty" (the descendant word vlast means "homeland" in modern Czech).
VLASTIMIL   m   Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti "rule, sovereignty" and milu "gracious, dear". In modern Czech vlast means "homeland" (a descendant word of vlasti).
VLASTIMILA   f   Czech
Feminine form of VLASTIMIL.
VLASTISLAV   m   Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti "rule, sovereignty" and slava "glory". In modern Czech vlast means "homeland" (a descendant word of vlasti).
VOJTĚCH   m   Czech
Czech form of WOJCIECH.
VRATISLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vratiti "to return" and slava "glory". This was the name of two dukes of Bohemia. The city of Wrocław in Poland is named after the first.
ZÁVIŠ   m   Czech
Derived from a Slavic root meaning "envy".
ZBYGNĚV   m   Czech (Archaic)
Czech cognate of ZBIGNIEW.
ZBYNĚK   m   Czech
Diminutive of ZBYGNĚV, now used independently.
ZDENA   f   Czech
Czech feminine variant of ZDENKO.
ZDENĚK   m   Czech
Czech form of ZDENKO.
ZDEŇKA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of ZDENKO.
ZDENKA   f   Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Czech
Feminine form of ZDENKO.
ZDISLAV   m   Czech, Medieval Slavic
Czech form of ZDZISŁAW.
ZDISLAVA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of ZDZISŁAW. This name was borne by the 13th-century Czech saint Zdislava Berka.
ZIKMUND   m   Czech
Czech form of SIGMUND.
ZITA (1)   f   Italian, Portuguese, German, Czech, Slovak
Means "little girl" in Tuscan Italian. This was the name of a 13th-century saint, the patron saint of servants.
ZLATICA   f   Croatian, Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of ZLATA.
ŽOFIE   f   Czech
Czech form of SOPHIA.
ZORA   f   Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From a South and West Slavic word meaning "dawn, aurora".
ZUZANA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SUSANNA.
ZUZANKA   f   Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of ZUZANA.
ZUZKA   f   Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of ZUZANA.
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