Medieval Slavic Names

These names were used by medieval Slavic peoples.
gender
usage
ALEKSANDRU Алеѯандръ m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of ALEXANDER.
ALEKSI Алеѯи m Finnish, Georgian
Finnish and Georgian form of ALEXIS.
ATHANASI Аѳанаси m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of ATHANASIUS.
BĚLA f Czech
Derived from the old Slavic word белъ (belu) meaning "white".
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.
BOJAN m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic element boji meaning "battle". This was the name of a 9th-century Bulgarian saint.
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 Turkic origin.
BORIVOI m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOŘIVOJ.
BORKO m Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic element borti meaning "fight, battle".
BORNA m & f Croatian
Derived from the Slavic element borti meaning "fight, battle".
BOYKO m Bulgarian
Originally a diminutive of names containing the Slavic element boji meaning "battle".
BOZHENA f Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of BOŽENA.
BOZHIDAR Божидар m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of BOŽIDAR.
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.
BRONIMIR Бронимир m Polish (Rare)
Polish form of BRANIMIR.
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".
DALIMIL m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and milu meaning "gracious, dear".
DAMIR m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Possibly derived from the Slavic elements dan "given" and miru "peace, world". Otherwise, it might be of Turkic origin.
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".
DOMAGOJ m Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements domu "home" and gojiti "grow, heal, foster, nurture".
DRAGAN m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAGO m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious". It is also a short form of other Slavic names beginning with that element.
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.
DUBRAVKA f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DUBRAVKO.
DUBRAVKO m Croatian, Serbian
From the old Slavic word dubrava meaning "oak grove".
ELENA Елена f Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Estonian, 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.
GOJKO m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
From Slavic gojiti meaning "grow, heal, foster, nurture".
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.
INNA f Russian, Ukrainian
Meaning unknown. This was the name of an early Scythian saint and martyr, a male, supposedly a disciple of Saint Andrew.
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.
LJUBAN m Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of LYUBEN.
LJUBEN m Macedonian
Macedonian form of LYUBEN.
LYUBA f Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of LYUBOV.
LYUBEN m Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LYUBOMIR Лыꙋбомир m Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian form of LUBOMÍR.
LYUBOV f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
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.
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.
MILE m Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILEVA f Serbian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILITSA f Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MILICA.
MILIVOJ m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious" and voji "soldier".
MILKA (1) f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILKO m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILODRAG m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of MIODRAG.
MILOGOST m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MIŁOGOST.
MILOJE m Serbian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a diminutive of names that began with that element.
MILOMIR m Serbian
Derived from the Slavic elements milu meaning "gracious, dear" and miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MILORAD m Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and rad "happy, willing".
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.
MIRA (2) f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Polish
Short form of names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRAN m Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRCHE Мирчѣ m Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Мирче (see MIRČE).
MIRO m Slovene, Croatian
Short form of MIROSLAV.
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.
MLADEN m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic word младъ (mladu) meaning "young".
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".
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.
RADA f Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADANA f Czech
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
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.
RANKO m Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic word ранъ (ranu) meaning "early".
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".
RATKO m Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element rati meaning "war, battle".
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.
SLAVA m & f Russian, Slovene, Croatian
Short form of Slavic names containing the element slava "glory".
SLAVEN m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVITSA Славица f Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of SLAVICA.
SLAVKO Славко m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
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".
SVATAVA f Czech
Derived from the Slavic element svetu meaning "blessed, holy".
SVETOMIR m Serbian, Bulgarian
Serbian and Bulgarian form of ŚWIĘTOMIERZ.
SVETOPOLK Светополк m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of SVYATOPOLK.
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, 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).
VADIMIR Вадимир m Russian (Rare)
Possibly from the Slavic elements vaditi "accuse" and miru "peace, world".
VASILII Василии m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of BASIL (1).
VECHESLAV Вечеслав m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of VÁCLAV.
VELIBOR m Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements veli "great" and borti "battle".
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".
VJEKOSLAV m Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements vyeku "age" and slava "glory".
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.
VLADAN m Serbian, Czech, Slovak
Short form of Slavic names beginning with the element vladeti meaning "rule".
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 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).
VLADISLAV m Russian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vladeti "rule" and slava "glory".
VLASTA f Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of names beginning with the Slavic element vlasti "rule, sovereignty" (the descendant word vlast means "homeland" in modern Czech).
VLASTIMIL m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti "rule, sovereignty" and milu "gracious, dear". In modern Czech vlast means "homeland" (a descendant word of vlasti).
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
Medieval Slavic form of JAROPEŁK.
YAROSLAV Ярослав m Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian form of JAROSŁAW.
YAROSLAVA Ярослава f & m Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
ZBIGNEV Збигнев m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of ZBIGNIEW.
ZDENKO m Slovak, Slovene, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic element zidati meaning "build, create", originally a short form of names beginning with that element.
ZHELIMIR m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of ŽELIMIR.
ZHIVKO m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic word живъ (zhivu) meaning "living".
ZVONIMIR m Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements zvonu "sound, chime" and miru "peace, world".
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