Czech Names

Czech names are used in the Czech Republic in central Europe. See also about Czech and Slovak names.
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ADAM m English, French, German, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".... [more]
ADÉLA f Czech
Czech form of ADELA.
ADOLF m German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalwolf, which meant "noble wolf" from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and wulf. It was borne by several Swedish kings as a first or second name, most notably by Gustav II Adolf in the 17th century. Association with Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the leader of the Nazi party in Germany during World War II, has lessened the use of this name.
AGÁTA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of AGATHA.
ALBÍNA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of ALBINA.
ALEŠ m Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Diminutive of ALEXEJ or ALEKSANDER.
ALEX m & f English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Czech, Russian
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
ALEXANDR m Czech, Russian
Czech form of ALEXANDER, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Александр (see ALEKSANDR).
ALEXANDRA f English, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Catalan, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra. It was borne by several early Christian saints, and also by the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. She was from Germany and had the birth name Alix, but was renamed Александра (Aleksandra) upon joining the Russian Church.
ALEXEJ m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of ALEXIS.
ALFRÉD m Hungarian, Slovak, Czech
Hungarian, Slovak and Czech form of ALFRED.
ALICE f English, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Czech
From the Old French name Aalis, a short form of Adelais, itself a short form of the Germanic name Adalheidis (see ADELAIDE). This name became popular in France and England in the 12th century. It was among the most common names in England until the 16th century, when it began to decline. It was revived in the 19th century.... [more]
ALOIS m German, Czech
German and Czech form of ALOYSIUS.
ALŽBĚTA f Czech
Czech form of ELIZABETH.
AMÁLIE f Czech
Czech form of AMALIA.
AMBROŽ m Slovene, Czech (Rare)
Slovene and Czech form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
ANASTÁZIE f Czech
Czech form of ANASTASIA.
ANASTAZIE f Czech
Czech form of ANASTASIA.
ANDĚLA f Czech
Czech form of ANGELA.
ANDREA (2) f English, German, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Dutch, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ANDREW. As an English name, it has been used since the 17th century, though it was not common until the 20th century.
ANDREJ m Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Form of ANDREW in several languages.
ANETA f Polish, Czech
Polish and Czech diminutive of ANNA.
ANEŽKA f Czech
Czech form of AGNES.
ANNA f English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Channah (see HANNAH) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. Many later Old Testament translations, including the English, use the Hannah spelling instead of Anna. The name appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. It was a popular name in the Byzantine Empire from an early date, and in the Middle Ages it became common among Western Christians due to veneration of Saint Anna (usually known as Saint Anne in English), the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary.... [more]
ANTONIE (1) f Czech
Czech form of ANTONIA.
ANTONÍN m Czech
Czech form of Antoninus (see ANTONINO), also used as the Czech form of Antonius (see ANTHONY). A famous bearer was the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904).
APOLENA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of APOLLONIA.
ARNOŠT m Czech, Sorbian
Czech and Sorbian form of ERNEST.
AUGUSTIN m French, Romanian, Czech, German (Rare)
Form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)) in several languages.
BÁRA f Czech
Czech diminutive of BARBORA.
BARBORA f Czech, Slovak, Lithuanian
Czech, Slovak and Lithuanian form of BARBARA.
BARTOLOMĚJ m Czech
Czech form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BEÁTA f Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of BEATA.
BEDŘICH m Czech
Czech form of FREDERICK.
BEDŘIŠKA f Czech
Czech feminine form of FREDERICK.
BĚLA f Czech
Derived from the old Slavic word белъ (belu) meaning "white".
BENEDIKT m German, Icelandic, Czech, Russian (Rare)
Form of Benedictus (see BENEDICT) in several languages.
BENJAMÍN m Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Icelandic
Spanish, Czech, Slovak and Icelandic form of BENJAMIN.
BERNARD m English, French, Dutch, Polish, Croatian, Slovene, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element bern "bear" combined with hard "brave, hardy". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Beornheard. This was the name of several saints, including Saint Bernard of Menthon who built hospices in the Swiss Alps in the 10th century, and Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, a 12th-century theologian and Doctor of the Church. Other famous bearers include the Irish playwright and essayist George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) and the British World War II field marshal Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976).
BERTA f Polish, Czech, Hungarian, German, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Slovene
Form of BERTHA in several languages.
BLAHOSLAV m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements blag meaning "sweet, pleasant, good" and slava meaning "glory".
BLANKA f Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian
Form of BLANCHE in several languages.
BLAŽEJ m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of BLAISE.
BLAŽENA f Czech, Slovak
Derived from Czech and Slovak blažený meaning "blissful, happy".
BOHDAN m Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian form of BOGDAN, as well as a Polish variant.
BOHDANA f Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian
Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian feminine form of BOGDAN.
BOHUMIL m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of BOGUMIŁ.
BOHUMILA f Czech
Czech feminine form of BOGUMIŁ.
BOHUMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic element bogu "god" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
BOHUSLAV m Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian
Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian form of BOGUSŁAW.
BOHUSLAVA f Czech, Ukrainian
Feminine form of BOHUSLAV.
BOLESLAVA f Czech (Rare), Russian (Rare)
Czech and Russian feminine form of BOLESŁAW.
BONIFÁC m Czech (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech and Hungarian form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
BOŘEK m Czech
Diminutive of BOŘIVOJ, now used independently.
BORIS m Bulgarian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak, Georgian, German
From the Turkic name Bogoris, perhaps meaning "short" or "wolf" or "snow leopard". It was borne by the 9th-century King Boris I of Bulgaria who converted his country to Christianity, as well as two later Bulgarian emperors. The name was popularized in the Slavic world due to the 11th-century Saint Boris, who was a Russian prince martyred with his brother Gleb. His mother may have been Bulgarian. Another famous bearer was the 16th-century Russian emperor Boris Godunov, later the subject of a play of that name by Aleksandr Pushkin.
BOŘIVOJ m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements borti "battle" and voji "soldier". This name was borne by a 9th-century duke of Bohemia.
BOŽENA f Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element bozy meaning "divine".
BRANISLAV m Serbian, Slovak, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Form of BRONISŁAW in several languages.
BŘETISLAV m Czech
Possibly from Czech brečet "cry, weep" combined with the Slavic element slava "glory".
BRIGITA f Slovene, Croatian, Latvian, Czech, Slovak
Form of BRIDGET in several languages.
BRONISLAV m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Czech and Russian form of BRONISŁAW.
BRONISLAVA f Czech, Slovak, Russian
Czech, Slovak and Russian feminine form of BRONISŁAW.
BRUNO m German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Latvian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown". Saint Bruno of Cologne was a German monk of the 11th century who founded the Carthusian Order. The surname has belonged to Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition.
CECÍLIE f Czech
Czech form of CECILIA.
CECILIE f Norwegian, Danish, Czech
Norwegian and Danish form of CECILIA, as well as a Czech variant of CECÍLIE.
ČENĚK m Czech
Diminutive of VINCENC.
ČESTMÍR m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti "honour" and meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
CTIBOR m Czech
Czech form of CZCIBOR.
CTIRAD m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements chisti meaning "honour" and rad meaning "happy, willing". In Czech legend this was the name of one of the men tricked by Šárka.
CYRIL m English, French, Czech, Slovak
From the Greek name Κύριλλος (Kyrillos), which was derived from Greek κύριος (kyrios) meaning "lord", a word used frequently in the Greek Bible to refer to God or Jesus.... [more]
DAGMAR f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, Czech, Slovak
From the Old Norse name Dagmær, derived from the elements dagr "day" and mær "maid". This was the name adopted by the popular Bohemian wife of the Danish king Valdemar II when they married in 1205. Her birth name was Markéta.
DALIBOR m Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and borti meaning "to fight".
DALIMIL m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and milu meaning "gracious, dear".
DAMIÁN m Spanish, Czech
Spanish and Czech form of DAMIAN.
DANIEL m English, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge", from the roots דִּין (din) meaning "to judge" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world.... [more]
DANUŠE f Czech
Diminutive of DANA (1).
DANUŠKA f Czech
Diminutive of DANA (1).
DARINA (2) f Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic word dar meaning "gift". It can also be used as a diminutive of DARIA.
DARJA f Slovene, Czech
Slovene and Czech form of DARIA.
DÁŠA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of DAGMAR.
DAVID m English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was derived from Hebrew דּוֹד (dod) meaning "beloved" or "uncle". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. According to the New Testament, Jesus was descended from him.... [more]
DENIS m French, Russian, English, German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Romanian, Croatian
From Denys or Denis, the medieval French forms of DIONYSIUS. Saint Denis was a 3rd-century missionary to Gaul and the first bishop of Paris. He was martyred by decapitation, after which legend says he picked up his own severed head and walked for a distance while preaching a sermon. He is credited with converting the Gauls to Christianity and is considered the patron saint of France.... [more]
DENISA f Czech, Slovak, Romanian
Feminine form of DENIS.
DIANA f English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Roman Mythology
Probably derived from an old Indo-European root meaning "heavenly, divine", related to dyeus (see ZEUS). Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests, and childbirth, often identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.... [more]
DITA f Czech, German, Latvian
Short form of names containing dit, such as JUDITA, and German names beginning with Diet, such as DIETLINDE.
DOBROMIL m Czech (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and milu "gracious, dear".
DOBROMILA f Czech
Feminine form of DOBROMIL.
DOBROSLAV m Croatian, Serbian, Czech, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and slava "glory".
DOBROSLAVA f Czech
Feminine form of DOBROSLAV.
DOMINIK m German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian
Form of DOMINIC used in various languages.
DOROTA f Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of DOROTHEA.
DOUBRAVKA f Czech
Czech feminine form of DUBRAVKO.
DRAHA f Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of DRAHOMÍRA.
DRAHOMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOMIR.
DRAHOMÍRA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of DRAGOMIR.
DRAHOSLAV m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOSLAV.
DRAHOSLAVA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of DRAGOSLAV.
DRAHUŠE f Czech
Diminutive of DRAHOMÍRA.
DUŠAN m Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic dusha meaning "soul, spirit".
EDITA f Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Lithuanian
Form of EDITH in several languages.
EDVARD m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Czech, Armenian
Form of EDWARD in several languages.
ELEN f Welsh, Czech
Welsh form of HELEN, as well as a Czech variant form. This was the name of a 4th-century Welsh saint. It also appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, belonging to a woman who built the roads in Wales.
ELIÁŠ m Czech
Czech form of ELIJAH.
ELIŠKA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of ELIZABETH.
EMA (1) f Spanish, Portuguese, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian
Form of EMMA used in various languages.
EMIL m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Romanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Icelandic, English
From the Roman family name Aemilius, which was derived from Latin aemulus meaning "rival".
EMÍLIE f Czech
Czech feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIE f German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Czech
German, Scandinavian and Czech feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
ERIK m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, German, Dutch, English
Scandinavian form of ERIC. This was the name of kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. King Erik IX of Sweden (12th century) is the patron saint of that country.
ERIKA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, English, Italian
Feminine form of ERIK. It also coincides with the word for "heather" in some languages.
EVA f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Form of EVE used in various languages. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. The name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.... [more]
EVELÍNA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of EVELINA.
EVŽEN m Czech
Czech form of EUGENE.
EVŽENIE f Czech
Czech form of EUGENIA.
FERDINAND m German, French, Dutch, English, Slovak, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, Ancient Germanic
From Ferdinando, the old Spanish form of a Germanic name composed of the elements fardi "journey" and nand "daring, brave". The Visigoths brought the name to the Iberian Peninsula, where it entered into the royal families of Spain and Portugal. From there it became common among the Habsburg royal family of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria, starting with the Spanish-born Ferdinand I in the 16th century. A notable bearer was Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), called Fernão de Magalhães in Portuguese, who was the leader of the first expedition to sail around the earth.
FLORIÁN m Slovak, Czech, Spanish
Slovak, Czech and Spanish form of Florianus (see FLORIAN).
FRANTIŠEK m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTIŠKA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
GABRIEL m French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, English, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri'el) meaning "God is my strong man", derived from גֶּבֶר (gever) meaning "strong man, hero" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Gabriel is an archangel in Hebrew tradition, often appearing as a messenger of God. In the Old Testament he is sent to interpret the visions of the prophet Daniel, while in the New Testament he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary. According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Quran to Muhammad.... [more]
GERTRUDA f Polish, Czech
Polish and Czech form of GERTRUDE.
GITA (2) f Czech, Latvian
Czech and Latvian short form of MARGITA or BRIGITA.
GUSTAV m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Czech
Possibly means "staff of the Geats", derived from the Old Norse elements gautr "Geat, Goth" and stafr "staff". However, the root name Gautstafr is not well attested in the Old Norse period. Alternatively, it might be derived from the Slavic name GOSTISLAV. This name has been borne by six kings of Sweden, including the 16th-century Gustav I Vasa.
HANA (2) f Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Sorbian
Czech, Slovak, Croatian and Sorbian form of HANNAH.
HANUŠ m Czech
Czech form of HANNES.
HAVEL m Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare)
Czech and Slovak form of GALLUS.
HEDVIKA f Czech, Slovene
Czech and Slovene form of HEDWIG.
HELENKA f Czech, Polish
Czech and Polish diminutive of HELENA.
HERBERT m English, German, Dutch, Czech, Swedish, French
Derived from the Germanic elements hari "army" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to England, where it replaced an Old English cognate Herebeorht. In the course of the Middle Ages it became rare, but it was revived in the 19th century.
HONZA m Czech
Czech form of HANS.
HORYMÍR m Czech (Rare)
Possibly from the Slavic elements gora meaning "mountain" and miru meaning "peace, world".
HYNEK m Czech
Diminutive of HEINRICH.
IGNÁC m Hungarian, Slovak, Czech
Hungarian, Slovak and Czech form of IGNATIUS.
IGOR m Russian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovak, Czech, Italian, Portuguese
Russian form of Yngvarr (see INGVAR). The Varangians brought it to Russia in the 10th century. It was borne by two grand princes of Kiev. Famous bearers include Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), a Russian composer whose most famous work is The Rite of Spring, and Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), the Russian-American designer of the first successful helicopter.
ILJA m Czech, Estonian, Lithuanian, Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Илья (see ILYA), as well as the usual form in several other languages.
ILONA f Hungarian, German, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech
Meaning uncertain, possibly a Hungarian form of HELEN. In Finland it is associated with the word ilona, a derivative of ilo "joy".
ILONKA f Hungarian, Czech
Hungarian and Czech diminutive of ILONA.
IRENA f Polish, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovak, Lithuanian
Form of IRENE in several languages.
IRENKA f Polish, Czech
Polish and Czech diminutive of IRENA.
IVA (2) f Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Short form of IVANA.
IVA (3) f Czech
Feminine form of IVO (1).
IVAN m Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovene, English, Italian, Romanian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Newer form of the old Slavic name Іѡаннъ (Ioannu), which was derived from Greek Ioannes (see JOHN). This was the name of six Russian rulers, including the 15th-century Ivan III the Great and 16th-century Ivan IV the Terrible, the first tsar of Russia. It was also borne by nine emperors of Bulgaria. Other notable bearers include the Russian author Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883), who wrote Fathers and Sons, and the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), who is best known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
IVETA f Czech, Slovak, Latvian
Czech, Slovak and Latvian form of YVETTE.
IVO (1) m German, Dutch, Czech, Italian, Portuguese, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element iv meaning "yew". Alternative theories suggest that it may in fact be derived from a cognate Celtic element. This was the name of several saints (who are also commonly known as Saint Yves or Ives).
IVONA f Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Form of YVONNE in several languages.
JÁCHYM m Czech
Czech form of JOACHIM.
JÁKOB m Hungarian (Rare), Czech (Rare)
Hungarian and Czech form of Iacob (see JACOB).
JAKUB m Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of JACOB (or JAMES). In Polish and Slovak this refers to both the Old Testament patriarch and the New Testament apostles, while in Czech this is used only for the apostles (with Jákob for the patriarch).
JAN (1) m Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Polish, Slovene, German, Catalan, Sorbian
Form of JOHANNES used in various languages. This name was borne by the 15th-century Flemish painter Jan van Eyck and the 17th-century Dutch painters Jan Vermeer and Jan Steen.
JANEK m Estonian, Polish, Czech
Estonian, Polish and Czech diminutive of JAAN or JAN (1).
JANIČKA f Czech
Diminutive of JANA (1).
JANKA f Slovak, Czech, Hungarian, Sorbian, Polish
Feminine diminutive form of JÁN, JAN (1) or JÁNOS.
JAREK m Polish, Czech
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element yaru meaning "fierce, strong", such as JAROSŁAW or JAROSLAV.
JARKA f Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of JAROSLAVA or JAROMÍRA.
JARMIL m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and milu meaning "gracious, dear".
JARMILA f Czech, Slovak
Feminine form of JARMIL.
JAROMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and miru meaning "peace, world".
JAROMÍRA f Czech
Feminine form of JAROMÍR.
JAROSLAV m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of JAROSŁAW.
JAROSLAVA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
JARUŠKA f Czech
Diminutive of JARMILA or JAROSLAVA.
JASMÍNA f Czech
Czech form of JASMINE.
JERONÝM m Czech
Czech form of Hieronymos (see JEROME).
JINDRA f & m Czech
Diminutive of JINDŘIŠKA or JINDŘICH.
JINDŘICH m Czech
Czech form of Heinrich (see HENRY).
JINDŘIŠKA f Czech
Feminine form of JINDŘICH.
JIŘÍ m Czech
Czech form of GEORGE.
JIŘINA f Czech
Feminine form of JIŘÍ.
JITKA f Czech
Old Czech variant of JUDITH. This name was borne by an 11th-century duchess of Bohemia, a German noblewoman who was abducted by her husband Duke Bretislav.
JOHANA f Czech
Czech form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
JOLANA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of YOLANDA.
JONÁŠ m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of JONAH.
JOSEF m German, Czech, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German, Czech and Scandinavian form of JOSEPH.
JOSEFÍNA f Czech
Czech feminine form of JOSEPH.
JUDITA f Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak
Lithuanian, Czech and Slovak form of JUDITH.
JULIE f French, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, English, German, Dutch
French, Danish, Norwegian and Czech form of JULIA. It has spread to many other regions as well. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the early 20th century.
JULIUS m Ancient Roman, English, German, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Czech
From a Roman family name that was possibly derived from Greek ἴουλος (ioulos) meaning "downy-bearded". Alternatively, it could be related to the name of the Roman god JUPITER. This was a prominent patrician family of Rome, who claimed descent from the mythological Julus, son of Aeneas. Its most notable member was Gaius Julius Caesar, who gained renown as a military leader for his clever conquest of Gaul. After a civil war he became the dictator of the Roman Republic, but was eventually stabbed to death in the senate.... [more]
JUSTÝNA f Czech
Czech form of Iustina (see JUSTINA).
KÁJA f Czech
Diminutive of KAROLÍNA.
KAJETÁN m Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
KAMIL (2) m Czech, Slovak, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Polish form of CAMILLUS.
KAMILA f Czech, Slovak, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Polish form of CAMILLA.
KAREL m Dutch, Czech, Slovene
Dutch, Czech and Slovene form of CHARLES.
KARLA f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Croatian
German, Scandinavian, Czech and Croatian feminine form of CHARLES.
KAROLÍNA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of CAROLUS.
KAŠPAR m Czech (Rare)
Czech form of JASPER.
KATEŘINA f Czech
Czech form of KATHERINE.
KATKA f Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of KATEŘINA or KATARÍNA.
KAZIMÍR m Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare)
Czech and Slovak form of CASIMIR.
KLÁRA f Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of CLARA.
KLAUDIE f Czech
Czech feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLEMENT m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KONRÁD m Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of CONRAD.
KRISTIÁN m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTINA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Russian, German, Slovene, Czech, Lithuanian, Serbian, Croatian, Faroese, English, Bulgarian
Form of CHRISTINA in several languages. It is also an English variant of CHRISTINA and a Bulgarian variant of HRISTINA.
KRISTÝNA f Czech
Czech form of KRISTINA.
KRYŠTOF m Czech
Czech form of CHRISTOPHER.
KVĚTA f Czech
Either a short form of KVĚTOSLAVA or directly from Czech kvet "flower, blossom".
KVĚTOSLAV m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements cvetu "flower" and slava "glory".
KVĚTOSLAVA f Czech
Feminine form of KVĚTOSLAV.
KVĚTUŠE f Czech
Diminutive of KVĚTOSLAVA.
LADA f Slavic Mythology, Czech, Russian, Croatian
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a Slavic fertility goddess. It can also be a diminutive of VLADISLAVA or VLADIMIRA.
LADISLAV m Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian
Czech, Slovak, Slovene and Croatian form of VLADISLAV.
LADISLAVA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of VLADISLAV.
LAURA f English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Lithuanian, Latvian, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name was borne by the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. It was also the name of the subject of poems by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch.... [more]
LENKA f Czech, Slovak
Originally a diminutive of MAGDALÉNA or HELENA. It is now used as an independent name.
LEONA f English, Czech
Feminine form of LEON.
LEONTÝNA f Czech
Czech form of LEONTINA.
LEOPOLD m German, Dutch, English, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Polish
Derived from the Germanic elements leud "people" and bald "bold". The spelling was altered due to association with Latin leo "lion". This name was common among German royalty, first with the Babenbergs and then the Habsburgs. Saint Leopold was a 12th-century Babenberg margrave of Austria, who is now considered the patron of that country. It was also borne by two Habsburg Holy Roman emperors, as well as three kings of Belgium. Since the 19th century this name has been occasionally used in England, originally in honour of Queen Victoria's uncle, a king of Belgium, after whom she named one of her sons. It was later used by James Joyce for the main character, Leopold Bloom, in his novel Ulysses (1922).
LEOŠ m Czech
Czech form of LEO.
LIBĚNA f Czech
Derived from Czech libý meaning "pleasant, nice", from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LIBOR m Czech
Czech form of LIBERIUS.
LIBUŠE f Czech
Derived from Czech libý meaning "pleasant, nice", from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love". In Czech legend Libuše was the founder of Prague.
LÍDA f Czech
Czech diminutive of LUDMILA.
LIDMILA f Czech
Variant of LUDMILA.
LINDA f English, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, Latvian, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Originally a medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element lind meaning "flexible, soft, mild". It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful". In the English-speaking world this name experienced a spike in popularity beginning in the 1930s, peaking in the late 1940s, and declining shortly after that. It was the most popular name for girls in the United States from 1947 to 1952.
LIVIE f French, Czech (Rare)
French and Czech feminine form of LIVIUS.
LJUBA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Czech
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LUBOMÍR m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements lyuby "love" and miru "peace, world".
LUBOMÍRA f Czech
Feminine form of LUBOMÍR.
LUBOŠ m Czech
Short form of LUBOMÍR and other names beginning with the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LUCIE f French, Czech
French and Czech form of LUCIA.
LUDĚK m Czech
Diminutive of LUDVÍK and other names beginning with Lud.
LUDMILA f Czech, Latvian, Russian
Means "favour of the people" from the Slavic elements lyudu "people" and milu "gracious, dear". Saint Ludmila was a 10th-century duchess of Bohemia, the grandmother of Saint Václav. She was murdered on the orders of her daughter-in-law Drahomíra.... [more]
LUDVÍK m Czech
Czech form of LUDWIG.
LUKÁŠ m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Lucas (see LUKE).
LUMÍR m Czech
Meaning unknown, though the second element is likely Slavic miru meaning "peace" or "world". In Czech legend this is the name of a bard.
LÝDIE f Czech
Czech variant of LYDIE.
LYDIE f French, Czech
French and Czech form of LYDIA.
MADLENKA f Czech
Czech diminutive of MAGDALÉNA.
MAGDALÉNA f Slovak, Czech, Hungarian
Slovak and Czech form of MAGDALENE, as well as a Hungarian variant form.
MAHULENA f Czech
Possibly inspired by MAGDALENA. The Czech author Julius Zeyer created it for a character in his play Radúz and Mahulena (1898).
MARCEL m French, Catalan, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German
Form of MARCELLUS used in several languages. Notable bearers include the French author Marcel Proust (1871-1922) and the French artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968).
MAREK m Polish, Czech, Slovak, Estonian
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of MARK.
MARGITA f Slovak, Czech
Slovak form and Czech variant of MARGARET.
MARIÁN m Slovak, Czech, Hungarian (Rare)
Slovak, Czech and Hungarian form of MARIANUS.
MARIAN (2) m Polish, Czech, Romanian
Polish, Czech and Romanian form of MARIANUS. It is sometimes used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIE f & m French, Czech, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
French and Czech form of MARIA. It has been very common in France since the 13th century. At the opening of the 20th century it was given to approximately 20 percent of French girls. This percentage has declined steadily over the course of the century, and it dropped from the top rank in 1958.... [more]
MARIKA f Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Swedish, Georgian, Italian
Diminutive of MARIA and other names beginning with Mari.
MARKÉTA f Czech
Czech form of MARGARET.
MARTIN m English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Finnish
From the Roman name Martinus, which was derived from Martis, the genitive case of the name of the Roman god MARS. Saint Martin of Tours was a 4th-century bishop who is the patron saint of France. According to legend, he came across a cold beggar in the middle of winter so he ripped his cloak in two and gave half of it to the beggar. He was a favourite saint during the Middle Ages, and his name has become common throughout the Christian world.... [more]
MARTINA f German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, Hungarian, English, Swedish, Dutch, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN). Saint Martina was a 3rd-century martyr who is one of the patron saints of Rome.
MÁŠA f Czech
Czech form of MASHA.
MATĚJ m Czech
Czech form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot.
MATOUŠ m Czech
Czech form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATYÁŠ m Czech
Czech form of MATTHIAS (via Hungarian Mátyás).
MATYLDA f Czech, Polish
Czech and Polish form of MATILDA.
MAX m German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Russian, Catalan
Short form of MAXIMILIAN (or sometimes of MAXWELL in English). It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Макс (see MAKS).
MAXIM m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech
Alternate transcription of Russian Максим or Belarusian Максім (see MAKSIM) or Ukrainian Максим (see MAKSYM). This is also the Czech form.
MAXMILIÁN m Czech
Czech form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MELÁNIE f Czech (Rare)
Czech form of MELANIE.
METODĚJ m Czech
Czech form of METHODIUS.
MICHAEL m English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name מִיכָאֵל (Mikha'el) meaning "who is like God?". This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God. Michael is one of the archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible. In the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament he is named as a protector of Israel. In the Book of Revelation in the New Testament he is portrayed as the leader of heaven's armies in the war against Satan, and is thus considered the patron saint of soldiers in Christianity.... [more]
MICHAL (1) m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of MICHAEL.
MICHALA f Czech
Czech feminine form of MICHAL (1).
MIKOLÁŠ m Czech
Czech variant form of NICHOLAS.
MIKULA m Czech (Rare)
Czech form of NICHOLAS.
MIKULÁŠ m Slovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech form of NICHOLAS.
MILA f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILADA f Czech, Slovak
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear". It has become associated with Czech/Slovak mladý "young".
MILAN m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a short form of names that began with that element. A city in Italy bears this name, though it originates from a different source.
MILENA f Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Italian
Feminine form of MILAN. It began to be used in Italy in honour of Milena Vukotić (1847-1923), mother of Helen of Montenegro, the wife of the Italian king Victor Emmanuel III. In Italy it can also be considered a combination of MARIA and ELENA.
MILOŠ m Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element milu "gracious, dear". This was the name of a 14th-century Serbian hero who apparently killed the Ottoman sultan Murad I at the Battle of Kosovo.
MILOSLAV m Czech, Slovak, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and slava "glory".
MILUŠE f Czech
Diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element milu "gracious, dear".
MILUŠKA f Czech
Diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element milu "gracious, dear".
MIREK m Czech, Slovak, Polish
Diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names beginning with the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRIAM f Hebrew, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MARY. It is used in the Old Testament, where it belongs to the elder sister of Moses and Aaron. She watched over the infant Moses as the pharaoh's daughter drew him from the Nile. The name has long been popular among Jews, and it has been used as an English Christian name (alongside Mary) since the Protestant Reformation.
MIRKA f Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of MIROSLAVA and other names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIROSLAV m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements miru "peace, world" and slava "glory". This was the name of a 10th-century king of Croatia who was deposed by one of his nobles after ruling for four years.
MÍŠA f Czech
Diminutive of MICHAELA.
MOJMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements moji meaning "my" and miru meaning "peace" or "world". This was the name of a 9th-century ruler of Moravia.
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