are used by Slavic peoples.
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ABASA f Bosnian
Bosnian female form of Abbas
. It is also the name of the 80th sura of the Qur'an.
ADEODAT m Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak and Ukrainian form of Adeodatus
ADIAN m Bosnian
Possibly of Arabic descent, meaning '‘religious, devout’'.
AELITA f Literature, Latvian, Russian
Created by Russian and Soviet author Alexei Tolstoy for his science fiction novel 'Aelita or, The Decline of Mars' (1923), where it belongs to a Martian princess. Allegedly the name is common in Eastern Europe.
AFRIKAN m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Africanus
. A known bearer was the 19th-century Russian philosopher Afrikan Spir (1837-1890), who was of German-Greek descent, and whose father reportedly chose the name from an old Greek calendar of saints.
AFRODITA f Basque, Albanian, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Galician, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian
Cognate of Aphrodite
AGNIYA f Ukrainian, Russian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Agnes
. This was borne by Agniya Barto (1906-1981), a Soviet poet and children's writer.
AGUYA f Kalmyk, Russian
Means "mistress of fire" in Kalmyk Orit, possibly influenced by the Russian word огонь (ogon'
) meaning "fire".
AITAL m Polish (Archaic)
This is the name of a Christian saint, most likely from a Persian source meaning "light; bright." The name was borne by the Polish mayor of Sanok Aital Witoszyński (1898-1905).
AKINFIY m Russian (Rare)
Variant form of Akinf
, which itself is a variant form of Iakinf
. A known bearer of this name was the Russian industrialist Akinfiy Demidov (1678-1745).
ALČA f Czech
Diminutive of Alena
, not used as a given name in its own right.
ALEKSIY m Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian and Russian form of Alexios
). At least in Russia, the difference between this form and the more common Aleksey
is possibly that Aleksiy comes directly from Alexios
, while Aleksey comes directly from Alexis
ALIONA f Russian, Ukrainian, English (Rare)
Variant transcription of Alyona
. Known bearers of this name include the Russian-Kazakhstani professional dancer Aliona Vilani (b. 1984), the Moldovan singer Aliona Moon (b. 1989) and the Ukrainian-born German pair skater Aliona Savchenko (b... [more]
ALKA f Croatian
Derived from the Greek element αλκη (alke)
meaning "strength, force". A famous bearer is Croatian singer Alka Vuica (1961-).
ALMIN m Bosnian
Derived from Arabic الْأَمِين (al-ʾamīn)
meaning "the trustworthy".
ALUSIAN m Bulgarian
Tsar of Bulgaria for short time in 1041. One night, during dinner, Alusian took advantage of Peter
II's inebriation, and cut off his nose and blinded him with a kitchen knife in 1041. Since Alusian was of the blood of Samuel
, he was quickly proclaimed emperor in Peter II's place by his troops.
AMRA f Bosnian
Derived from Arabic عَمَرَ (ʿamara)
meaning "to live long, to be long-lived".