Old Church Slavic Names

These names appear in the Church Slavic Bible. See also about biblical names.
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ADAMUАдамъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ADAM.
ANDREIАндреиmRomanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Old Church Slavic
Romanian form of ANDREW, and a variant Russian and Bulgarian transcription of ANDREY.
ANNAАннаfEnglish, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna. The name appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was a popular name in the Byzantine Empire from an early date, and in the Middle Ages it became common among Western Christians due to veneration of Saint Anna (usually known as Saint Anne in English), the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary. In the English-speaking world, this form came into general use in the 18th century, joining Ann and Anne.... [more]
AVRAAMUАвраамъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ABRAHAM.
BARTHOLOMEIБарѳоломеиmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of BARTHOLOMEW.
DANIILUДанїилъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of DANIEL.
DAVIDUДавідъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of DAVID.
ELISABETIЕлїсабетьfOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ELIZABETH.
ESTHIRUЕсѳиръfOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ESTHER.
EVAЕваfSpanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVA. This name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.
FILIPPUФїліппъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of PHILIP.
GAVRIILUГаврїилъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of GABRIEL.
IAKOVUІакѡвъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of JACOB.
ILIAИлїаmGeorgian, Russian, Bulgarian, Old Church Slavic
Georgian form of ELIJAH. It is also a variant transcription of Russian ILYA or Bulgarian ILIYA.
IOANNUІѡаннъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
IOSIFUІѡсифъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of Ioseph (see JOSEPH).
ISAAKUІсаакъmOld Church Slavic
Church Slavic form of ISAAC.
LYDIAЛѷдіаfEnglish, German, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "from Lydia" in Greek. Lydia was a region on the west coast of Asia Minor, said to be named for the legendary king LYDOS. In the New Testament this is the name of a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. In the modern era the name has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
MAGDALINAМагдалинаfOld Church Slavic, Bulgarian
Old Slavic form of MAGDALENE, as well as a Bulgarian variant form.
MARIAМаріаf & mItalian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARTHAМарѳаfEnglish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Aramaic מַרְתָּא (marta') meaning "the lady, the mistress", feminine form of מַר (mar) meaning "master". In the New Testament this is the name of the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany (who is sometimes identified with Mary Magdalene). She was a witness to Jesus restoring her dead brother to life.... [more]
MATTHEIМатѳеиmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MATTHEW.
MATTHIAМатѳіаmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MATTHIAS.
MIKHAILUМїхаилъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MICHAEL.
MOYSEIМѡѷсеиmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MOSES.
ONISIMUОнисїмъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ONESIMUS.
PAVELUПаѵелъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of PAULUS.
PETRUПетръmRomanian, Corsican, Old Church Slavic
Romanian and Corsican form of PETER. It is also the form used in the Church Slavic New Testament.
RUTHIРѹѳьfOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of RUTH (1).
SAMUILUСамѹилъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SAMUEL.
SARRAСарраfBiblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Biblical Greek and Latin form of SARAH.
SIMONUСимѡнъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SIMON (1).
STEFANUСтефанъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of STEPHEN.
SUSANNAСѹсаннаfItalian, Catalan, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
From Σουσαννα (Sousanna), the Greek form of the Hebrew name שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (Shoshannah). This was derived from the Hebrew word שׁוֹשָׁן (shoshan) meaning "lily" (in modern Hebrew this also means "rose"), perhaps ultimately from Egyptian sšn "lotus". In the Old Testament Apocrypha this is the name of a woman falsely accused of adultery. The prophet Daniel clears her name by tricking her accusers, who end up being condemned themselves. It also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a woman who ministers to Jesus.... [more]
SYMEONUСѷмеѡнъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SIMEON.
THOMAѲѡмаmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of THOMAS.
TIMOTHEIТїмоѳеиmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of TIMOTHY.
TITUТітъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of TITUS.
VARNAVAВарнаваmRussian, Old Church Slavic
Russian form of BARNABAS.
VENIAMINUВенїамінъmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of BENJAMIN.
ZAXARIAЗахарїаmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ZECHARIAH.