Old Church Slavic Names

These names appear in the Church Slavic Bible. See also about biblical names.
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ADAMU   Адамъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ADAM.
ANDREI   Андреи   m   Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Old Church Slavic
Romanian form of ANDREW, and a variant Russian and Bulgarian transcription of ANDREY.
ANNA   Анна   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. In the English-speaking world, this form came into general use in the 18th century, joining Ann and Anne.... [more]
AVRAAMU   Авраамъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ABRAHAM.
BARTHOLOMEI   Барѳоломеи   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of BARTHOLOMEW.
DANIILU   Данїилъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of DANIEL.
DAVIDU   Давідъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of DAVID.
ELISABETI   Елїсабеть   f   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ELIZABETH.
ESTHIRU   Есѳиръ   f   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ESTHER.
EVA   Ева   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVA. This 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.
FILIPPU   Фїліппъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of PHILIP.
GAVRIILU   Гаврїилъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of GABRIEL.
IAKOVU   Іакѡвъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of JACOB.
ILIA   Илїа   m   Georgian, Russian, Bulgarian, Old Church Slavic
Georgian form of ELIJAH. It is also a variant transcription of Russian ILYA or Bulgarian ILIYA.
IOANNU   Іѡаннъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
IOSIFU   Іѡсифъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of Ioseph (see JOSEPH).
ISAAKU   Ісаакъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Church Slavic form of ISAAC.
LYDIA   Лѷдіа   f   English, German, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "from Lydia" in Greek. Lydia was a region on the west coast of Asia Minor, said to be named for the legendary king LYDOS. In the New Testament this is the name of a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. In the modern era the name has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
MAGDALINA   Магдалина   f   Old Church Slavic, Bulgarian
Old Slavic form of MAGDALENE, as well as a Bulgarian variant form.
MARIA   Маріа   f & m   Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARTHA   Марѳа   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Aramaic מַרְתָּא (marta') meaning "the lady, the mistress", feminine form of מַר (mar) "master". In the New Testament this is the name of the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany (who is sometimes identified with Mary Magdalene). She was a witness to Jesus restoring her dead brother to life.... [more]
MATTHEI   Матѳеи   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MATTHEW.
MATTHIA   Матѳіа   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MATTHIAS.
MIKHAILU   Мїхаилъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MICHAEL.
MOYSEI   Мѡѷсеи   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MOSES.
ONISIMU   Онисїмъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ONESIMUS.
PAVELU   Паѵелъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of PAULUS.
PETRU   Петръ   m   Romanian, Corsican, Old Church Slavic
Romanian and Corsican form of PETER. It is also the form used in the Church Slavic New Testament.
RUTHI   Рѹѳь   f   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of RUTH (1).
SAMUILU   Самѹилъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SAMUEL.
SARRA   Сарра   f   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Biblical Greek and Latin form of SARAH.
SIMONU   Симѡнъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SIMON (1).
STEFANU   Стефанъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of STEPHEN.
SUSANNA   Сѹсанна   f   Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
From Σουσαννα (Sousanna), the Greek form of the Hebrew name שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (Shoshannah). This was derived from the Hebrew word שׁוֹשָׁן (shoshan) meaning "lily" (in modern Hebrew this also means "rose"), perhaps ultimately from Egyptian sšn "lotus". In the Old Testament Apocrypha this is the name of a woman falsely accused of adultery. The prophet Daniel clears her name by tricking her accusers, who end up being condemned themselves. It also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a woman who ministers to Jesus.... [more]
SYMEONU   Сѷмеѡнъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of SIMEON.
THOMA   Ѳѡма   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of THOMAS.
TIMOTHEI   Тїмоѳеи   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of TIMOTHY.
TITU   Тітъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of TITUS.
VARNAVA   Варнава   m   Russian, Old Church Slavic
Russian form of BARNABAS.
VENIAMINU   Венїамінъ   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of BENJAMIN.
ZAXARIA   Захарїа   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ZECHARIAH.
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