Gender Masculine
Scripts Мирослав(Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Church Slavic)
Pronounced Pron. MI-ro-slaf(Czech) MEE-raw-slow(Slovak) myi-ru-SLAF(Russian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Slavic elements miru "peace, world" and slava "glory". This was the name of a 10th-century king of Croatia who was deposed by one of his nobles after ruling for four years.

Related Names

DiminutivesMirek(Czech) Mirek(Slovak) Mirko, Miša, Miško(Serbian) Mirko, Miro, Miško(Croatian) Mirko, Miro(Slovene) Mirko(Macedonian)
Feminine FormsMiroslava, Mirka(Czech) Miroslava, Mirka(Slovak) Miroslava(Russian) Miroslava, Mira, Mirka(Serbian) Miroslava, Mira, Mirica, Mirka(Croatian) Miroslava, Mira, Miša(Slovene) Miroslava(Bulgarian) Miroslava(Macedonian)
Other Languages & CulturesMirco, Mirko(Italian) Mirosław, Mirek(Polish) Myroslav(Ukrainian)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Croatia: February 1
Croatia: July 14
Czechia: March 6
Slovakia: March 29
Slovakia: July 3


Sources & References

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