Gender Masculine
Scripts Святослав(Russian, Ukrainian)
Pronounced Pron. svyi-tu-SLAF(Russian)
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Meaning & History

Derived from the Slavic elements svetu "blessed, holy" and slava "glory". This was the name of a 10th-century ruler of Kievan Rus, the son of Igor and Olga, and the first to have a name of Slavic origin instead of Old Norse.

Related Names

VariantsSviatoslav(Russian) Sviatoslav(Ukrainian)
DiminutiveSlava(Russian)
Other Languages & CulturesSvetoslav(Bulgarian) Svatoslav(Czech) Świętosław(Polish)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022