Medieval Slavic Names

These names were used by medieval Slavic peoples.
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ALEKSANDRUАлеѯандръmMedieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of ALEXANDER.
ATHANASIАѳанасиmMedieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of ATHANASIUS.
BERISLAVmCroatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements birati "to take, to gather" (in an inflected form) and slava "glory".
BLAZHmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic name derived from the Slavic element blagu meaning "sweet, pleasant, blessed".
BOGDANБогданmPolish, Russian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Romanian, Medieval Slavic
Means "given by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and dan "given".
BOGUMILБогѹмилmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOGUMIŁ.
BOGUMIRБогѹмирmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOHUMÍR.
BOGUSLAVБогѹславmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOGUSŁAW.
BOLESLAVБолеславmCzech, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Czech and Russian form of BOLESŁAW.
BORISLAVБориславmBulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element borti "battle" combined with slava "glory".
BORISUБорисъmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BORIS, probably ultimately of Turkic origin.
BORIVOImMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOŘIVOJ.
BOZHENAfMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOŽENA.
BOZHIDARБожидарmBulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BOŽIDAR.
BOZHOmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOŽO.
BRATOMILmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BRATUMIŁ.
BRATOSLAVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BRATISLAV.
BRONISLAVБрониславmCzech, Slovak, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Czech and Russian form of BRONISŁAW.
CHEDOMIRЧедомирmMacedonian, Medieval Slavic
Variant transcription of ČEDOMIR.
CHESTIBORЧестиборmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CZCIBOR.
CHESTIRADЧестирадmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of CTIRAD.
CHESTISLAVЧестиславmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CZESŁAW.
DALIBORДалиборmCzech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and borti meaning "to fight".
DESISLAVmBulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from Slavic elements, possibly deseti meaning "ten", combined with slava "glory".
DMITREIДмитреіmMedieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of DMITRIY.
DOBROGOSTmPolish (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and gosti "guest".
DOBROMILmCzech (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and milu "gracious, dear".
DOBROSLAVmCroatian, Serbian, Czech, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and slava "glory".
DRAGOMIRmSerbian, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
DRAGOSLAVmSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dragu meaning "precious" and slava "glory".
DRAGUTINmSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAZHANmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of DRAŽEN.
ELENAЕленаfItalian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, German, Medieval Slavic
Cognate of HELEN, and a variant transcription of Russian YELENA.
GEORGEIГеѡргеиmMedieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of GEORGE.
GOSTISLAVmMedieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements gosti "guest" and slava "glory".
GRIGORIIГригории, ГригоріиmRussian, Medieval Slavic
Variant transcription of GRIGORIY, as well as the usual transcription of the Old Slavic form.
KAZIMIRКазимирmRussian, Medieval Slavic
Russian form of CASIMIR.
KRASIMIRmBulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements krasa "beauty, adornment" and miru "peace, world".
KRESIMIRКресимирmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of KREŠIMIR.
KYRILUКѷрилъmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CYRIL.
LYUBOMIRЛыѹбомирmBulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian form of LUBOMÍR.
LYUDMILЛыѹдмилmBulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian masculine form of LUDMILA.
LYUDMILAЛыѹдмилаfRussian, 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).
MECHISLAVМечиславmRussian (Rare), Medieval Slavic
Russian form of MIECZYSŁAW.
MILITSAfMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MILICA.
MILIVOJmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious" and voji "soldier".
MILODRAGmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of MIODRAG.
MILOGOSTmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MIŁOGOST.
MILOSHМилошmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MILOŠ.
MILOSLAVМилославmCzech, Slovak, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and slava "glory".
MILOSLAVAМилославаfCzech, Medieval Slavic
Feminine form of MILOSLAV.
MIRCHEМирчѣmMacedonian, Medieval Slavic
Variant transcription of MIRČE.
MIROSLAVМирославmCzech, 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.
MISLAVmCroatian, 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.
MSTISLAVmCzech, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Means "vengeance and glory" from the Slavic elements misti "vengeance" and slava "glory".
NINOSLAVmSerbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
From a Slavic element, possibly nyni "now", combined with slava "glory".
PREMISLAVmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of PRZEMYSŁAW.
PREMYSLПремислmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of PŘEMYSL.
PRIDBORmMedieval Slavic
Earlier Slavic form of PREBEN.
RADOMILРадомирmCzech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and milu "gracious, dear".
RADOMIRРадомирmSerbian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
RADOVANРадованmSlovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.
RATIMIRmCroatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rati meaning "war, battle" and miru meaning "peace, world".
ROSTISLAVmRussian, Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rasti "growth" and slava "glory".
SAMOmSlovene, 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.
SLAVITSAСлавицаfMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of SLAVICA.
SLAVOMIRСлавомирmCroatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Croatian and Serbian form of SŁAWOMIR.
SOBESLAVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of SOBIESŁAW.
STANIMIRmBulgarian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani "stand, become" and miru "peace, world".
STANISLAVСтаниславmCzech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani meaning "stand, become" combined with slava meaning "glory".
SVETOPOLKСветополкmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of SVYATOPOLK.
TIKHOMIRmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of TIHOMIR.
TOMISLAVmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, 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).
VASILIIВасилииmMedieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of BASIL (1).
VECHESLAVВечеславmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of VÁCLAV.
VELIMIRmCroatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements veli "great" and miru "peace, world".
VENCESLAUSmMedieval Czech (Latinized)
Latinized form of Veceslav (see VÁCLAV).
VITOMIRmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vit "master, lord" and miru "peace, world".
VLADmRomanian, 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.
VLADIMERUВладимѣръmMedieval Slavic
Church Slavic form of VLADIMIR.
VLADIMIRmRussian, 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 an 11th-century grand prince of Kiev who is venerated as a saint because of his efforts to Christianize his realm (Kievan Rus). It was also borne by the founder of the former Soviet state, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924).
VLADISLAVmRussian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vladeti "rule" and slava "glory".
VLASTIMIRmSerbian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti meaning "rule, sovereignty" and miru meaning "peace, world".
VLASTISLAVmCzech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti "rule, sovereignty" and slava "glory". In modern Czech vlast means "homeland" (a descendant word of vlasti).
VOITSEKHВоицехmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of WOJCIECH.
VOLODIMERUВолодимѣръmMedieval Slavic
Old East Slavic form of VLADIMIR.
VOLODISLAVUВолодиславъmMedieval Slavic
Old East Slavic form of VLADISLAV.
VRATISLAVmCzech, 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.
VSEVOLODmRussian, 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.
YAROGNEVЯрогневmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROGNIEW.
YAROMILmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of JARMIL.
YAROMIRЯромирmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROMÍR.
YAROPOLKЯрополкmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROPEŁK.
YAROSLAVЯрославmRussian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian form of JAROSŁAW.
YAROSLAVAЯрославаf & mRussian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
ZBIGNEVЗбигневmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of ZBIGNIEW.
ZHELIMIRmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of ŽELIMIR.
ZVONIMIRmCroatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements zvonu "sound, chime" and miru "peace, world".