Gender Masculine
Scripts Ярополк(Church Slavic, Russian)

Meaning & History

Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and pulku meaning "people, host". This name was borne by two rulers of Kievan Rus, in the 10th and 12th centuries.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesJaropełk(Polish)


Sources & References

  1. Goldschmidt, Paul. A Dictionary of Period Russian Names, entry Iaropolk, available from
Entry updated January 21, 2022