Slavic Names

These names are used by Slavic peoples.
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JEFIMIJA   f   Serbian
Serbian form of EUPHEMIA. This name was adopted by a 14th-century Serbian poet (born Jelena Mrnjavčević).
JEKATERINA   f   Russian
Variant transcription of YEKATERINA.
JELA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Short form of JELENA or JELISAVETA. It also means "fir tree" in Serbian and Croatian.
JELENA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
Form of YELENA. In Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia it is also associated with the South Slavic words jelen meaning "deer, stag" and jela meaning "fir tree".
JELICA   f   Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of JELA.
JELISAVETA   f   Serbian
Serbian form of ELIZABETH.
JELKA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of JELENA. It also means "fir tree" in Slovene.
JERKO   m   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JEROME.
JERNEJ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of BARTHOLOMEW.
JERNEJA   f   Slovene
Slovene feminine form of BARTHOLOMEW.
JERONIM   m   Croatian
Croatian form of JEROME.
JERZY   m   Polish
Polish form of GEORGE.
JEVREM   m   Serbian
Serbian form of EPHRAIM.
JINDŘICH   m   Czech
Czech form of HENRY.
JIŘÍ   m   Czech
Czech form of GEORGE.
JIŘINA   f   Czech
Feminine form of JIŘÍ.
JITKA   f   Czech
Diminutive of JUDITA.
JOACHIM   m   French, German, Polish, Judeo-Christian Legend
Contracted form of JEHOIACHIN or JEHOIAKIM. According to the apocryphal Gospel of James, Saint Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne and the father of the Virgin Mary. Due to his popularity in the Middle Ages, the name came into general use in Christian Europe (though it was never common in England).
JOAKIM   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Serbian, Macedonian
Scandinavian, Macedonian and Serbian form of JOACHIM.
JOANNA   f   English, Polish, Biblical
English and Polish form of Latin Iohanna, which was derived from Greek Ιωαννα (Ioanna), the feminine form of Ioannes (see JOHN). This is the spelling used in the English New Testament, where it belongs to a follower of Jesus who is regarded as a saint. In the Middle Ages in England it was used as a Latinized form of Joan (the usual feminine form of John) and it became common as a given name in the 19th century.
JOASIA   f   Polish
Polish diminutive of JOANNA.
JOHANA   f   Czech
Czech form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOLA   f   Polish
Short form of JOLANTA.
JOLANA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of YOLANDA.
JOLANDA   f   Dutch, Slovene, Croatian, Italian
Dutch, Slovene and Croatian form of YOLANDA, as well as an Italian variant of IOLANDA.
JOLANTA   f   Polish, Lithuanian
Polish and Lithuanian form of YOLANDA.
JONÁŠ   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of JONAH.
JORDAN   m & f   English, Macedonian
From the name of the river which flows between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The river's name in Hebrew is יַרְדֵן (Yarden), and it is derived from יָרַד (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.... [more]
JOSEF   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech
German, Scandinavian and Czech form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Czech
Spanish, Portuguese and Czech feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSIF   m   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of JOSEPH.
JOSIP   m   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of JOSEPH.
JOSIPA   f   Croatian
Croatian feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOŠKO   m   Croatian
Diminutive of JOSIP.
JOSO   m   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JOSEPH.
JOŠT   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JOVAN   m   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of JOHN.
JOVANA   f   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of JOHN.
JOVANKA   f   Serbian, Macedonian
Diminutive of JOVANA.
JOVKA   f   Macedonian
Diminutive of JOVANA.
JOWITA   f   Polish
Polish form of JOVITA.
JOZAFAT   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of JOSAPHAT. This was the name of a 17th-century Polish saint and martyr who attempted to reconcile the Catholic and Eastern Churches.
JOŽE   m   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of JOSEPH.
JÓZEF   m   Polish
Polish form of JOSEPH.
JOŽEF   m   Slovene
Slovene form of JOSEPH.
JOZEF   m   Slovak, Dutch
Slovak and Dutch form of JOSEPH.
JÓZEFA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOŽEFA   f   Slovene
Slovene feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOZEFA   f   Hungarian, Slovene
Hungarian and Slovene feminine form of JOSEPH.
JÓZEFINA   f   Polish
Polish form of JOSÉPHINE.
JOZEFÍNA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of JOSÉPHINE.
JOZEFINA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of JOSÉPHINE.
JOŽICA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOZO   m   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JOSEPH.
JUDITA   f   Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak
Lithuanian, Czech and Slovak form of JUDITH.
JUDYTA   f   Polish
Polish form of JUDITH.
JULEK   m   Polish
Diminutive of JULIUSZ.
JÚLIA   f   Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian and Slovak form of JULIA.
JULIA   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Roman, Biblical
Feminine form of the Roman family name JULIUS. Among the notable women from this family were Julia Augusta (also known as Livia Drusilla), the wife of Emperor Augustus, and Julia the Elder, the daughter of Augustus and the wife of Tiberius. A person by this name has a brief mention in the New Testament. It was also borne by a few early saints and martyrs, including the patron saint of Corsica. Additionally, Shakespeare used it in his comedy 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).... [more]
JULIAN   m   English, Polish, German
From the Roman name Iulianus, which was derived from JULIUS. This was the name of the last pagan Roman emperor, Julian the Apostate (4th century). It was also borne by several early saints, including the legendary Saint Julian the Hospitaller. This name has been used in England since the Middle Ages, at which time it was also a feminine name (from Juliana, eventually becoming Gillian).
JULIANNA   f   Hungarian, Polish, English
Feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIE   f   French, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Danish, Norwegian and Czech form of JULIA. It has spread to many other regions as well. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the early 20th century.
JULIJ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of JULIUS.
JULIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Lithuanian
Slovene, Croatian and Lithuanian form of JULIA.
JULIJANA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of JULIANA.
JULITA   f   Polish
Polish form of JULITTA.
JÚLIUS   m   Slovak
Slovak form of JULIUS.
JULIUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of JULIUS.
JULIYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of YULIYA.
JURAJ   m   Croatian, Slovak
Croatian and Slovak form of GEORGE.
JURE   m   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of GEORGE.
JUREK   m   Polish
Diminutive of JERZY.
JURICA   m   Croatian, Slovene
Diminutive of JURAJ or JURIJ.
JURIJ   m   Slovene, Sorbian
Slovene and Sorbian form of GEORGE.
JURO (1)   m   Croatian
Croatian form of GEORGE.
JUSTIN   m   English, French, Slovene
From the Latin name Iustinus, which was derived from JUSTUS. This was the name of several early saints including Justin Martyr, a Christian philosopher of the 2nd century who was beheaded in Rome. It was also borne by two Byzantine emperors. As an English name, it has occasionally been used since the late Middle Ages, though it did not become common until the 20th century. Famous modern bearers include pop stars Justin Timberlake (1981-) and Justin Bieber (1994-).
JUSTÍNA   f   Slovak
Slovak feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTINA   f   English, Slovene, Czech, Lithuanian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTYN   m   Polish
Polish form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTÝNA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
JUSTYNA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
KACPER   m   Polish
Polish form of JASPER.
KÁJA   f   Czech
Diminutive of KAROLÍNA.
KAJA (1)   f   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Estonian, Slovene
Scandinavian diminutive of KATARINA.
KAJA (2)   f   Polish, Slovene
Variant of GAJA (1).
KAJETÁN   m   Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
KAJETAN   m   Polish
Polish form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
KALIN   m   Bulgarian
Masculine form of KALINA.
KALINA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Polish
Means "viburnum tree" in Bulgarian, Macedonian and Polish.
KALOYAN   m   Bulgarian
From Greek καλος Ιωαννης (kalos Ioannes) meaning "handsome JOHN", the nickname of a 13th-century emperor of Bulgaria. He successfully defended the empire from the Fourth Crusade.
KALYNA   f   Ukrainian (Rare)
From the Ukrainian word for a type of shrub, also called the guelder rose.
KAMEN   m   Bulgarian
Means "stone" in Bulgarian. This is a translation of the Greek name Petros.
KAMIL (2)   m   Czech, Slovak, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Polish form of CAMILLUS.
KAMILA   f   Czech, Slovak, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Polish form of CAMILLA.
KAREL   m   Dutch, Czech, Slovene
Dutch, Czech and Slovene form of CHARLES.
KARINA   f   Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, German, Russian, English
Elaborated form of KARIN.
KARLA   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian
German, Scandinavian and Croatian feminine form of CHARLES.
KARLO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of CHARLES.
KARMELA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of CARMELA.
KARMEN   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CARMEN.
KAROL   m   Polish, Slovak, Slovene
Polish, Slovak and Slovene form of KARL.
KAROLÍNA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of CAROLUS.
KARP   m   Russian
Russian form of Karpos (see CARPUS).
KASANDRA   f   English (Modern), Polish
English variant and Polish form of CASSANDRA.
KASIA   f   Polish
Diminutive of KATARZYNA.
KATA   f   Hungarian, Finnish, Croatian
Hungarian short form of KATALIN, Finnish short form of KATARIINA and Croatian short form of KATARINA.
KATARÍNA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of KATHERINE.
KATARZYNA   f   Polish
Polish form of KATHERINE.
KATE   f   English, Croatian
Diminutive of KATHERINE, often used independently. It has been used in England since the Middle Ages. This was the name of the woman who Petruchio marries and tries to tame in Shakespeare's comedy 'Taming of the Shrew' (1593). A famous bearer is the British actress Kate Winslet (1975-).
KATENKA   f   Russian
Diminutive of YEKATERINA.
KATEŘINA   f   Czech
Czech form of KATHERINE.
KATERINA   f   Macedonian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek, Late Roman
Macedonian form of KATHERINE, a Russian short form of YEKATERINA, a Bulgarian short form of EKATERINA, and a Greek variant of AIKATERINE.
KATERYNA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of KATHERINE.
KATIA   f   Italian, Russian
Italian diminutive of CATERINA, as well as a Russian variant transcription of KATYA.
KATICA   f   Croatian, Slovene, Hungarian
Croatian, Slovene and Hungarian diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATINA   f   Greek, Macedonian
Greek and Macedonian contracted form of KATERINA. This name had a spike in popularity in America in 1972 when it was used for a newborn baby on the soap opera 'Where the Heart Is'.
KATKA   f   Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of KATEŘINA or KATARÍNA.
KATSIARYNA   f   Belarusian
Belarusian form of KATHERINE.
KATYA   f   Russian
Diminutive of YEKATERINA.
KATYUSHA   f   Russian
Diminutive of YEKATERINA.
KAZIA   f   Polish
Short form of KAZIMIERA.
KAZIK   m   Polish
Diminutive of KAZIMIERZ.
KAZIMIERA   f   Polish
Feminine form of KAZIMIERZ.
KAZIMIERZ   m   Polish
Polish form of CASIMIR.
KAZIMÍR   m   Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of CASIMIR.
KAZIMIR   m   Russian, Medieval Slavic
Russian form of CASIMIR.
KESHA   m   Russian
Diminutive of INNOKENTIY.
KHARITON   m   Russian
Russian form of CHARITON.
KHRYSTYNA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of CHRISTINA.
KINGA   f   Polish, Hungarian
Polish and Hungarian diminutive of KUNIGUNDE.
KIR   m   Russian
Russian form of CYRUS.
KIRA (1)   f   Russian
Russian feminine form of CYRUS.
KIRE   m   Macedonian
Diminutive of KIRIL.
KIRIL   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of CYRIL.
KIRILL   m   Russian
Russian form of CYRIL.
KIRO   m   Macedonian
Diminutive of KIRIL.
KLÁRA   f   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of CLARA.
KLAUDIA   f   Polish, Slovak
Polish and Slovak feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIE   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIJA   f   Croatian
Croatian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAVA   f   Russian
Diminutive of KLAVDIYA.
KLAVDIJA   f   Slovene
Slovene feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAVDIYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLEMEN   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KLEMENS   m   German, Danish, Swedish, Polish
German, Danish, Swedish and Polish form of Clemens (see CLEMENT). Prince Klemens Metternich was a 19th-century Austrian chancellor who guided the Austrian Empire to victory in the Napoleonic Wars.
KLEMENT   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KLEMENTINA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CLEMENTINA.
KLEMENTYNA   f   Polish
Polish form of CLEMENTINA.
KLIM   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Short form of KLIMENT.
KLIMENT   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KLIMENTINA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian form of CLEMENTINA.
KOLOMAN   m   German (Rare), Slovak
German and Slovak form of COLMÁN. Saint Koloman (also called Coloman or Colman) was an Irish monk who was martyred in Stockerau in Austria.
KOLYA   m   Russian
Diminutive of NIKOLAI.
KONDRAT   m   Polish (Archaic)
Archaic Polish form of CONRAD.
KONRÁD   m   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of CONRAD.
KONRAD   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Slovene
German, Scandinavian, Polish and Slovene form of CONRAD.
KONSTANCJA   f   Polish
Polish form of CONSTANTIA.
KONSTANTY   m   Polish
Polish form of CONSTANS.
KONSTANTYN   m   Polish
Polish form of CONSTANTINE.
KORALJKA   f   Croatian
From Croatian koralj meaning "coral", ultimately from Latin.
KORNEL   m   Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of CORNELIUS.
KORNÉLIA   f   Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of CORNELIA.
KORNELIA   f   German, Polish
German and Polish form of CORNELIA.
KORNÉLIE   f   Czech
Czech form of CORNELIA.
KORNELIJA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of CORNELIA.
KOSTA   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian diminutive of KONSTANTIN.
KOSTADIN   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian variant of KONSTANTIN.
KOSTYA   m   Russian
Russian diminutive of KONSTANTIN.
KOSTYANTYN   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of CONSTANTINE.
KRASIMIR   m   Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements krasa "beauty, adornment" and miru "peace, world".
KRASIMIRA   f   Bulgarian
Feminine form of KRASIMIR.
KRASTIO   m   Bulgarian
Variant transcription of KRASTYO.
KRASTYO   m   Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian кръст (krast) meaning "cross". This is a translation of the Greek name Stavros.
KRASTYU   m   Bulgarian
Variant of KRASTYO.
KREŠIMIR   m   Croatian
From the Slavic elements kresu "spark, light, rouse" and miru "peace, world". This was the name of four kings of Croatia.
KREŠIMIRA   f   Croatian
Feminine form of KREŠIMIR.
KREŠO   m   Croatian
Diminutive of KREŠIMIR.
KRISTIJAN   m   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTÍNA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTIYAN   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTJAN   m   Estonian, Slovene
Estonian and Slovene form of CHRISTIAN.
KRIŠTOF   m   Slovene, Slovak
Slovene and Slovak form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTOFOR   m   Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTÝNA   f   Czech
Czech variant of KRISTINA.
KRSTO   m   Croatian
Croatian short form of KRISTOFOR or KRISTIJAN.
KRUNO   m   Croatian
Short form of KRUNOSLAV.
KRUNOSLAV   m   Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements kruna "crown" (a derivative of Latin corona) and slava "glory".
KRYSIA   f   Polish
Short form of KRYSTYNA.
KRYSTIAN   m   Polish
Polish form of CHRISTIAN.
KRYSTIANA   f   Polish (Rare)
Polish variant of CHRISTINA.
KRYŠTOF   m   Czech
Czech form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRYSTYN   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish variant of CHRISTIAN.
KRYSTYNA   f   Polish
Polish form of CHRISTINA.
KRZESIMIR   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of KREŠIMIR.
KRZYŚ   m   Polish
Diminutive of KRZYSZTOF.
KRZYSIEK   m   Polish
Diminutive of KRZYSZTOF.
KRZYSZTOF   m   Polish
Polish form of CHRISTOPHER.
KSAWERY   m   Polish
Polish form of XAVIER.
KSENIA   f   Polish
Polish form of XENIA.
KSENIJA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian and Slovene form of XENIA.
KSENIYA   f   Russian
Russian form of XENIA.
KUBA   m   Polish
Polish diminutive of JAKUB.
KUNEGUNDA   f   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of KUNIGUNDE. The 13th-century Saint Kunegunda was the daughter of Bela IV, king of Hungary. She married Boleslaus V of Poland, but after his death refused to assume power and instead became a nun.
KUZMA   m   Russian
Russian form of COSMAS.
KUZMAN   m   Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of COSMAS.
KVETA   f   Czech
Derived from Czech kvet meaning "flower, blossom".
KYRYLO   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of CYRIL.
LADISLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian
Czech, Slovak, Slovene and Croatian form of VLADISLAV.
LADISLAVA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of VLADISLAV.
LALA   f   Bulgarian
From a South Slavic word meaning "tulip". It is derived via Turkish from Persian لاله (laleh).
LAMIJA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of LAMIA (1).
LANA   f   English, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of ALANA (English) or SVETLANA (Russian). In the English-speaking world, it was popularized by actress Lana Turner (1921-1995).
LARA (1)   f   Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian
Russian short form of LARISA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character from Boris Pasternak's novel 'Doctor Zhivago' (1957) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1965).
LARISA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Latvian, Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from the name of the ancient city of Larisa in Thessaly, which meant "citadel". In Greek legends, the nymph Larisa was either a daughter or mother of Pelasgus, the ancestor of the mythical Pelasgians. This name was later borne by a 4th-century Greek martyr who is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Church. The name (of the city, nymph and saint) is commonly Latinized as Larissa, with a double s.
LARYSA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of LARISA.
LAURA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name was borne by the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. It was also the name of the subject of poems by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch.... [more]
LAVRA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of LAURA.
LAVRENTI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTIY.
LAVRENTIY   m   Russian
Russian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAVRENTY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTIY.
LAZAR   m   Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LAZARUS.
LECH   m   Polish, Slavic Mythology
From the name of the Slavic tribe the Lendians, called the Lędzianie 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 Wałęsa (1943-).
LECHOSŁAW   m   Polish
Derived from the Polish name LECH combined with the Slavic element slava meaning "glory".
LECHOSŁAWA   f   Polish (Rare)
Feminine form of LECHOSŁAW.
LEJLA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of LAYLA.
LENA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Russian, English, Italian, Portuguese, Greek
Short form of names ending in lena, such as HELENA, MAGDALENA or YELENA.
LENART   m   Slovene
Slovene form of LEONARD.
LENKA   f   Czech, Slovak
Originally a diminutive of MAGDALÉNA or HELENA. It is now used as an independent name.
LEO   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Croatian, Late Roman
Derived from Latin leo meaning "lion", a cognate of LEON. It was popular among early Christians and was the name of 13 popes, including Saint Leo the Great who asserted the dominance of the Roman bishops (the popes) over all others in the 5th century. It was also borne by six Byzantine emperors and five Armenian kings. Another famous bearer was Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), a Russian novelist whose works include 'War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina'. Leo is also the name of a constellation and the fifth sign of the zodiac.
LEOKADIA   f   Polish
Polish form of LEOCADIA.
LEON   m   English, German, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Dutch, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion". During the Christian era this Greek name was merged with the Latin cognate Leo, with the result that the two forms are used somewhat interchangeably across European languages. In England during the Middle Ages this was a common name among Jews. A famous bearer was Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), a Russian Communist revolutionary.
LEONID   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of LEONIDAS.
LEONTI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of LEONTIY.
LEONTIY   m   Russian
Russian form of LEONTIOS.
LEONTY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of LEONTIY.
LEOPOLD   m   German, Dutch, English, Slovene, Polish
Derived from the Germanic elements leud "people" and bald "bold". The spelling was altered due to association with Latin leo "lion". This name was common among German royalty, first with the Babenbergs and then the Habsburgs. Saint Leopold was a 12th-century Babenberg margrave of Austria, who is now considered the patron of that country. It was also borne by two Habsburg Holy Roman Emperors, as well as three kings of Belgium. Since the 19th century this name has been occasionally used in England, originally in honour of Queen Victoria's uncle, a king of Belgium, after whom she named one of her sons. It was later used by James Joyce for the main character, Leopold Bloom, in his novel 'Ulysses' (1920).
LEOŠ   m   Czech
Czech form of LEO.
LERA   f   Russian, Ukrainian
Short form of VALERIYA.
LESŁAW   m   Polish
Short form of LECHOSŁAW.
LESŁAWA   f   Polish
Short form of LECHOSŁAWA.
LESYA   f   Ukrainian
Diminutive of OLEKSANDRA or OLENA.
LESZEK   m   Polish
Diminutive of LECH.
LEV (1)   m   Russian
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   m   Polish
Polish cognate of LEV (1).
LIBENA   f   Czech
Derived from the Czech element lib meaning "love".
LIBOR   m   Czech
Czech form of LIBERIUS.
LIBUŠE   f   Czech
Derived from the Czech element lib meaning "love". In Czech legend Lubuše was the founder of Prague.
LÍDA   f   Czech
Czech diminutive of LUDMILA.
LIDIA   f   Polish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian
Polish, Italian, Spanish and Romanian form of LYDIA.
LIDIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LYDIA.
LIDIYA   f   Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of LYDIA.
LIDKA   f   Polish
Polish diminutive of LIDIA.
LIDOCHKA   f   Russian
Russian diminutive of LIDIYA.
LILIA   f   Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian
Spanish and Italian form of LILY, as well as a Russian and Ukrainian variant transcription of LILIYA.
LILIJANA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of LILLIAN.
LILIYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian cognate of LILY.
LILJANA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian form of LILLIAN.
LILYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of LILIYA.
LILYANA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of LILLIAN.
LINA (2)   f   English, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Lithuanian, Croatian
Short form of names ending in lina.
LINDA   f   English, Dutch, German, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, Latvian, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Originally a medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element linde meaning "soft, tender". It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful".
LIOUBA   f   Russian
Variant transcription of LYUBA.
LÍVIA   f   Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of LIVIA (1).
LIVIE   f   French, Czech
French and Czech feminine form of LIVIUS.
LIWIA   f   Polish
Polish form of LIVIA (1).
LIZA   f   English, Russian
Short form of ELIZABETH or YELIZAVETA.
LIZAVETA   f   Russian
Short form of YELIZAVETA.
LJERKA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Derived from South Slavic lijer meaning "lily".
LJILJA   f   Serbian
Short form of LJILJANA.
LJILJANA   f   Serbian, Croatian
Derived from South Slavic ljiljan meaning "lily".
LJUBA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovene, Macedonian
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LJUBAN   m   Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of LYUBEN.
LJUBE   m   Macedonian
Diminutive of LJUBOMIR.
LJUBEN   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of LYUBEN.
LJUBENA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of LYUBEN.
LJUBICA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love" combined with a diminutive suffix. It can also come from Serbo-Croatian ljubicica meaning "violet".
LJUBO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of LJUBOMIR.
LJUBOMIR   m   Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LUBOMÍR.
LJUDMIL   m   Macedonian
Macedonian masculine form of LUDMILA.
LJUDMILA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of LUDMILA.
LJUPCHO   m   Macedonian
Variant transcription of LJUPČO.
LJUPČO   m   Macedonian
Diminutive of LJUBOMIR.
LOJZE   m   Slovene
Short form of ALOJZ.
LONGIN   m   Polish
Polish form of LONGINUS.
LONGINA   f   Polish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LONGINUS.
LORENA (1)   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LORRAINE.
LOVRE   m   Croatian
Short form of LOVRENCO.
LOVRENC   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOVRENCO   m   Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
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