Gender Masculine
Scripts Милослав(Church Slavic)
Pronounced Pron. MI-lo-slaf(Czech) MEE-law-slow(Slovak)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and slava "glory".

Related Names

DiminutivesMilan, Miloš(Czech) Milan, Miloš(Slovak)
Feminine FormsMiloslava, Miluše, Miluška(Czech)
Other Languages & CulturesMilan, Milen(Bulgarian) Mijo, Milan, Milenko, Miljenko, Miloš(Croatian) Milán(Hungarian) Milan, Miloš(Macedonian) Miłosław, Miłosz(Polish) Milan(Russian) Mijo, Milan, Milenko, Miloš(Serbian) Lan, Milan, Miloš(Slovene)


Name Days

Czechia: December 18


Sources & References

  1. Goldschmidt, Paul. A Dictionary of Period Russian Names, available from
Entry updated February 4, 2020