Gender Masculine
Scripts Ярослав(Russian, Ukrainian, Church Slavic)
Pronounced Pron. yi-ru-SLAF(Russian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "fierce and glorious", derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and slava meaning "glory". Yaroslav the Wise was an 11th-century grand prince of Kiev who expanded Kievan Rus to its greatest extent.

Related Names

DiminutivesSlava, Yarik(Russian)
Feminine FormsYaroslava(Russian) Yaroslava(Ukrainian)
Other Languages & CulturesYaraslau(Belarusian) Jaroslav, Jarek(Czech) Jaroslavas(Lithuanian) Jarosław, Jarek(Polish) Jaroslav(Slovak)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  


Sources & References

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