Slovene Names

Slovene names are used in the country of Slovenia in central Europe.
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PAVLA   f   Czech, Slovene
Czech and Slovene feminine form of PAUL.
PAVLINA   f   Czech, Slovene, Macedonian
Czech, Slovene and Macedonian form of PAULINA.
PEPCA   f   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of JOŽEFA.
PETER   m   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Slovak, Biblical
Derived from the Greek Πετρος (Petros) meaning "stone". This is a translation used in most versions of the New Testament of the name Cephas, meaning "stone" in Aramaic, which was given to the apostle Simon by Jesus (compare Matthew 16:18 and John 1:42). Simon Peter was the most prominent of the apostles during Jesus' ministry and is often considered the first pope.... [more]
PETRA   f   German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Swedish, Finnish, English
Feminine form of PETER. This was also the name of an ancient city in the region that is now Jordan.
POLONA   f   Slovene
Short form of APOLONIJA.
PRIMOŽ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Primus (see PRIMO).
RADANA   f   Czech, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RAJMUND   m   Polish, Slovene
Polish and Slovene form of RAYMOND.
RIHARD   m   Slovene
Slovene form of RICHARD.
ROBERT   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Romanian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hreodbeorht. It has been a very common English name since that time.... [more]
ROK   m   Slovene
Slovene form of ROCCO.
ROMAN   m   Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovene, Croatian, German
From the Late Latin name Romanus which meant "Roman".
ROMANA   f   Italian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Late Roman
Feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROZA (1)   f   Russian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "rose" in some Slavic languages. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
RUDOLF   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Russian, Armenian
From the Germanic name Hrodulf, which was derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wulf "wolf". It was borne by three kings of Burgundy, as well as several Habsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria. Anthony Hope used this name for the hero in his popular novel 'The Prisoner of Zenda' (1894).
SABINA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, 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.
SAMO   m   Slovene, Medieval Slavic
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.
SANDI   m   Croatian, Slovene
Diminutive of ALEKSANDAR or ALEKSANDER.
SANDRA   f   Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian
Short form of ALESSANDRA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by author George Meredith, who used it for the heroine in his novel 'Emilia in England' (1864) and the reissued version 'Sandra Belloni' (1887). A famous bearer is American actress Sandra Bullock (1964-).
SAŠA   m & f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene diminutive of ALEKSANDER or ALEKSANDRA.
SAŠO   m   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SEBASTIJAN   m   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEBASTJAN   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SILVA   f   Bulgarian, Slovene
Short form of SILVIYA or SILVIJA.
SILVESTER   m   Dutch, English, Slovene, Slovak, German, Late Roman
From a Roman name meaning "of the forest" from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the name of three popes, including Saint Silvester I who supposedly baptized the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine the Great. As an English name, Silvester (or Sylvester) has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became less common after the Protestant Reformation.
SILVESTRA   f   Italian, Slovene
Feminine form of SILVESTER.
SILVIJA   f   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of SILVIA.
SIMON   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Σιμων (Simon), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim'on) which meant "he has heard". This name is spelled Simeon, based on Greek Συμεων, in many translations of the Old Testament, where it is borne by the second son of Jacob. In the New Testament Simon is the name of several characters, including the man who carried the cross for Jesus. Most importantly however it was borne by the leading apostle Simon, also known as Peter (a name given to him by Jesus).... [more]
SLAVA   m & f   Russian, Slovene, Croatian
Short form of Slavic names containing the element slava "glory".
SLAVICA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVKA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of SLAVKO.
SLAVKO   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
ŠPELA   f   Slovene
Diminutive of ELIZABETA.
SREČKO   m   Slovene
Derived from South Slavic sreča meaning "luck".
STANE   m   Slovene
Short form of STANISLAV 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".
STANKA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Bulgarian
Feminine diminutive of STANISLAV.
STAŠA   f   Serbian, Slovene, Croatian
Diminutive of ANASTASIJA or ANASTAZIJA.
ŠTEFAN   m   Slovene, Slovak, Croatian
Slovene and Slovak form of STEPHEN.
ŠTEFANIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of STEPHEN.
STOJAN   m   Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian and Slovene form of STOYAN.
TADEJ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of THADDEUS.
TAMARA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, 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).
TEJA   f   Slovene
Short form of DOROTEJA.
TEREZIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of THERESA.
TIM   m   English, German, Dutch, Slovene, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of TIMOTHY. It was borne by the fictional character Tiny Tim, the ill son of Bob Cratchit in Charles Dickens' novel 'A Christmas Carol' (1843).
TIMOTEJ   m   Slovene, Macedonian, Slovak
Slovene, Macedonian and Slovak form of TIMOTHY.
TINA   f   English, Italian, Dutch, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Short form of CHRISTINA, MARTINA, and other names ending in tina. In addition to these names, it is also used in Dutch as a diminutive of CATHARINA and in Croatian as a diminutive of KATARINA.
TINE (2)   m   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of MARTIN or VALENTIN.
TINEK   m   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of MARTIN or VALENTIN.
TJAŠA   f   Slovene
Diminutive of TATJANA.
TJAŽ   m   Slovene
Short form of MATJAŽ.
TOMAŽ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of THOMAS.
TOMISLAV   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
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).
TONE (1)   m   Slovene
Short form of ANTON.
TONKA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian diminutive of ANTONIA.
URBAN   m   Danish, Swedish, German, Polish, Slovene, Biblical, History
From the Latin name Urbanus which meant "city dweller". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament. It was subsequently borne by eight popes.
URH   m   Slovene
Slovene form of ULRICH.
UROŠ   m   Serbian, Slovene
Serbian form of an old Hungarian name, possibly from úr meaning "man, lord" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of five Serbian kings.
URŠKA   f   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of URSULA.
URŠULA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of URSULA.
VALENTINA   f   Italian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian, Romanian, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)). A famous bearer was the Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (1937-), who in 1963 became the first woman to visit space.
VESNA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Means "messenger" in Slavic. This was the name of a Slavic spirit associated with the springtime. In many Slavic languages this is now the poetic word for "spring". It has been used as a given name only since the 20th century.
VID   m   Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian
Slovene, Croatian and Hungarian form of WIDO or VITUS.
VIDA (2)   f   Slovene
Slovene feminine form of WIDO or VITUS.
VILI   m   Hungarian, Slovene, Finnish
Diminutive of VILHELM or VILJEM.
VILJEM   m   Slovene
Slovene form of WILLIAM.
VILKO   m   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian diminutive of WILLIAM.
VINCENC   m   Czech, Slovene
Czech and Slovene form of VINCENT.
VINKO   m   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of VINCENT.
VITOMIR   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vit "master, lord" and miru "peace, world".
VLADIMIR   m   Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
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).
VLADIMIRA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of VLADIMIR.
VLADISLAV   m   Russian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vladeti "rule" and slava "glory".
VLADO   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Short form of VLADIMIR and other Slavic names beginning with the element vladeti meaning "rule".
ZALA   f   Slovene
Diminutive of ROZALIJA.
ŽAN   m   Slovene
Slovene form of ZUAN, GIAN or JEAN (1).
ŽANA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of GIANNA.
ZDENKA   f   Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Czech
Feminine form of ZDENKO.
ZDENKO   m   Slovak, Slovene, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic element zidati meaning "build, create", originally a short form of names beginning with that element.
ZDRAVKA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Feminine form of ZDRAVKO.
ZDRAVKO   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic zdrav meaning "healthy".
ŽELJKA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Feminine form of ŽELJKO.
ŽELJKO   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Derived from South Slavic želja meaning "desire".
ŽIGA   m   Slovene
Slovene form of SIGMUND.
ŽIVA   f   Slavic Mythology, Slovene
Means "living, alive" in Slavic. This was the name of a Slavic goddess associated with life, fertility and spring.
ZLATAN   m   Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Slovene
Means "golden", a derivative of the Slavic word zlato "gold".
ZORA   f   Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From a South and West Slavic word meaning "dawn, aurora".
ZORAN   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Masculine form of ZORA.
ZVEZDANA   f   Serbian, Slovene
Serbian and Slovene form of ZVJEZDANA.
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