Meaning & History
The first element of this name is derived from Proto-Slavic nositi "to carry, to bear, to bring, to wear". Compare modern Czech nosit "to wear, to carry, to bring" and modern Polish nosić "to carry, to bear, to wear". Do not confuse the first element with the similar-looking Croatian, Czech, Polish and Russian word nos "nose", which is ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic nosъ "nose" and thus cognate to Proto-Germanic nusō "nose". The second element of this name is derived from Slavic mir "peace".