Gender Masculine
Scripts Радован(Serbian, Church Slavic)
Pronounced Pron. RA-daw-van(Slovak) RA-do-van(Czech)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.

Related Names

DiminutivesRadek(Czech) Rade(Serbian) Rade(Croatian)
Feminine FormsRadana(Czech) Rada, Radojka(Serbian) Radojka(Croatian)
Other Languages & CulturesRadu(Romanian)
User SubmissionRadován


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   strange   complex   serious  

Name Days

Croatia: January 13
Czechia: January 14
Slovakia: January 14


Sources & References

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