Gender Masculine
Scripts Борислав(Bulgarian, Serbian, Russian, Church Slavic, Macedonian)
Pronounced Pron. bə-ryi-SLAF(Russian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Slavic element borti "battle" combined with slava "glory".

Related Names

DiminutivesBoro(Serbian) Boro(Croatian) Bor(Slovene)
Feminine FormsBorislava(Bulgarian) Borislava(Serbian) Borislava(Russian)
Surname DescendantBorislavov(Bulgarian)

Name Days

Bulgaria: May 2
Croatia: October 23


Sources & References

  1. Goldschmidt, Paul. A Dictionary of Period Russian Names, available from
Entry updated December 7, 2022