Medieval Slavic Names

These names were used by medieval Slavic peoples.
gender
usage
Aleksandru Алеѯандръ m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of Alexander.
Athanasi Аѳанаси m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of Athanasius.
Berislav m Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements birati "to take, to gather" (in an inflected form) and slava "glory".
Blazh m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic name derived from Slavic blagu meaning "good, blessed, happy".
Bogdan Богдан m Polish, Russian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Romanian, Medieval Slavic
Means "given by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and dan "given".
Bogumil Богꙋмил m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Bogumił.
Bogumir Богꙋмир m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Bohumír.
Boguslav Богꙋслав m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Bogusław.
Boleslav Болеслав m Czech, Russian (Archaic), Medieval Slavic
Czech and Russian form of Bolesław.
Borislav Борислав m Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element borti "battle" combined with slava "glory".
Borisu Борисъ m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Boris, probably ultimately of Bulgar Turkic origin.
Borivoi m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Bořivoj.
Bozhena f Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Božena.
Bozhidar Божидар m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian form of Božidar, as well as an alternate transcription for Macedonian.
Bozho m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Božo.
Bratomil m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Bratumił.
Bratoslav m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Bratislav.
Bronislav Бронислав m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Czech and Russian form of Bronisław.
Chedomir Чедомир m Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Чедомир (see Čedomir).
Chestibor Честибор m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Czcibor.
Chestimir m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Čestmír.
Chestirad Честирад m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of Ctirad.
Chestislav Честислав m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Czesław.
Dalibor Далибор m Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and borti meaning "to fight".
Desislav m Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from Slavic elements, possibly deseti meaning "ten", combined with slava "glory".
Dmitrei Дмитреі m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of Dmitriy.
Dobrogost m Polish (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and gosti "guest".
Dobromil m Czech (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and milu "gracious, dear".
Dobroslav m Croatian, Serbian, Czech, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and slava "glory".
Dragomir m Serbian, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
Dragoslav m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dragu meaning "precious" and slava meaning "glory".
Dragutin m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
Drazhan m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Dražen.
Elena Елена f Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Estonian, Finnish, Russian, Greek, German, English, Medieval Slavic
Form of Helen used in various languages, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Елена (see Yelena).
Georgei Геѡргеи m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of George.
Glebu Глѣбъ m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Gleb.
Gostislav m Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements gosti "guest" and slava "glory".
Grigorii Григории, Григоріи m Russian, Medieval Slavic
Alternate transcription of Russian Григорий (see Grigoriy), as well as the usual transcription of the Old Slavic form.
Kazimir Казимир m Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Russian, Slovene and Croatian form of Casimir.
Krasimir m Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements krasa "beauty, adornment" and miru "peace, world".
Kresimir Кресимир m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Krešimir.
Kyrilu Кѷрилъ m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Cyril.
Liudevit m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Ľudovít.
Lyubomir Лыꙋбомир m Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian form of Lubomír.
Lyudmil Лыꙋдмил m Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian masculine form of Ludmila.
Lyudmila Лыꙋдмила f Russian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Bulgarian form of Ludmila. This was the name of a character in Aleksandr Pushkin's poem Ruslan and Lyudmila (1820).
Mechislav Мечислав m Russian (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Russian form of Mieczysław.
Milivoj m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious" and voji "soldier".
Milodrag m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of Miodrag.
Milogost m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Miłogost.
Milosh Милош m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Miloš.
Miloslav Милослав m Czech, Slovak, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and slava "glory".
Miloslava Милослава f Czech, Medieval Slavic
Feminine form of Miloslav.
Mirche Мирчѣ m Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Мирче (see Mirče).
Miroslav Мирослав 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.
Mislav m Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element mysli "thought" or moji "my" combined with slava "glory". This was the name of a 9th-century duke of Croatia, also called Mojslav.
Moimir m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Mojmír.
Mstislav m Czech (Rare), Russian (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Means "vengeance and glory" from the Slavic elements misti "vengeance" and slava "glory".
Nikola 1 Никола m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Czech, Basque, Medieval Slavic
Form of Nicholas in several languages. Note, in Czech this is also a feminine name (see Nikola 2).
Ninoslav m Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
From a Slavic element, possibly nyni "now", combined with slava "glory".
Oliga Ѡльга f Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Olga.
Premislav m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of Przemysław.
Premysl Премисл m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of Přemysl.
Pridbor m Medieval Slavic
Earlier Slavic form of Preben.
Radomil Радомил m Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and milu "gracious, dear".
Radomir Радомир m Serbian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
Radoslav Радослав m Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Form of Radosław in several languages.
Radovan Радован m Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.
Ratimir m Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rati meaning "war, battle" and miru meaning "peace, world".
Ratislav m Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rati meaning "war, battle" and slava meaning "glory".
Rostislav m Russian, Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rasti "growth" and slava "glory".
Samo m Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a 7th-century ruler of the Slavs, who established a kingdom including parts of modern Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. He was possibly of Frankish origin.
Slavitsa Славица f Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of Slavica.
Slavomir Славомир m Croatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Croatian and Serbian form of Sławomir.
Sobeslav m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Sobiesław.
Stanimir m Bulgarian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani "stand, become" and miru "peace, world".
Stanislav Станислав m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani meaning "stand, become" combined with slava meaning "glory".
Svetopolk Светополк m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of Svatopluk.
Tikhomir m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Tihomir.
Tomila f Medieval Slavic
From the Slavic element tomiti meaning "torture".
Tomislav m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Probably derived from the Slavic element tomiti meaning "torture" combined with slava meaning "glory". This was the name of the first king of Croatia (10th century).
Vasilii Василии m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of Basil 1.
Vecheslav Вечеслав m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Václav.
Velimir m Croatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements veli "great" and miru "peace, world".
Vitilsav m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Vítězslav.
Vitomir m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vit "master, lord" and miru "peace, world".
Vlad m Romanian, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Old short form of Vladislav and other Slavic names beginning with the element vladeti meaning "rule". Vlad Dracula, a 15th-century prince of Wallachia, was Bram Stoker's inspiration for the name of his vampire, Count Dracula.
Vladimeru Владимѣръ m Medieval Slavic
Church Slavic form of Vladimir.
Vladimir m Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element vladeti "rule" combined with meru "great, famous". The second element has also been associated with miru meaning "peace, world". This was the name of a 9th-century ruler of Bulgaria. It was also borne by an 11th-century grand prince of Kiev, Vladimir the Great, who is venerated as a saint because of his efforts to Christianize his realm. Other notable bearers include the revolutionary and first leader of the Soviet state Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924), and the Russian president and prime minister Vladimir Putin (1952-).
Vladislav m Russian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vladeti "rule" and slava "glory".
Vlastimir m Serbian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti meaning "rule, sovereignty" and miru meaning "peace, world".
Vlastislav m Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti meaning "rule, sovereignty" and slava meaning "glory". In modern Czech vlast means "homeland" (a descendant word of vlasti).
Voislav m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Vojislav.
Voitsekh Воицех m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Wojciech.
Volodimeru Володимѣръ m Medieval Slavic
Old East Slavic form of Vladimir.
Volodislavu Володиславъ m Medieval Slavic
Old East Slavic form of Vladislav.
Vratislav m Czech, Slovak, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vratiti "to return" and slava "glory". This was the name of two dukes of Bohemia. The city of Wrocław in Poland is named after the first.
Vsevolod m Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements visi "all" and vladeti "rule". This was the name of an 11th-century grand prince of Kiev.
Wenceslaus m Medieval Czech (Latinized), History
Medieval Latinized form of Veceslav (see Václav). The spelling may have been influenced by the Czech word věnec meaning "wreath, crown".
Yarognev Ярогнев m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Jarogniew.
Yaromil m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of Jarmil.
Yaromir Яромир m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Jaromír.
Yaropolk Ярополк m Medieval Slavic, Russian (Rare)
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.
Yaroslav Ярослав m Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
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.
Yaroslava Ярослава f Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of Yaroslav.
Zbignev Збигнев m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Zbigniew.
Zhelimir m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of Želimir.
Zvonimir m Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements zvonu "sound, chime" and miru "peace, world".