Slavic Mythology Names

These names occur in the mythologies and legends of the Slavic peoples.
Belobog m Slavic Mythology
Means "the white god" from Old Slavic bělŭ "white" and bogŭ "god". This was the name of a poorly attested (possibly spurious) Slavic god of good fortune.
Chernobog m Slavic Mythology
Means "the black god" from Old Slavic čĭrnŭ "black" and bogŭ "god". According to a few late sources, Chernobog was a Slavic god of misfortune.
Dazhbog m Slavic Mythology
Means "the giving god" from Old Slavic dati "to give" and bogŭ "god". Dazhbog was a Slavic god of the sun and light, a son of Svarog. In some myths he is the ancestor of the Rus people.
Lada f Slavic Mythology, Czech, Russian, Croatian
The name of a Slavic fertility goddess, derived from Old Slavic lada "wife". It can also be a diminutive of Vladislava or Vladimira.
Lech m Polish, Slavic Mythology
According to Polish legend this was the name of the founder of the Lechites, a group that includes the Poles. The name probably derives from that of the old Slavic tribe the Lendians, called the Lędzianie in Polish.... [more]
Mokosh f Slavic Mythology
Derived from the Old Slavic root mok meaning "wet, moist". Mokosh was a Slavic goddess associated with weaving, women, water and fertility.
Morana f Slavic Mythology, Croatian
From Old Slavic morŭ meaning "death, plague". In Slavic mythology this was the name of a goddess associated with winter and death.
Perun m Slavic Mythology
From Old Slavic perunŭ meaning "thunder". In Slavic mythology Perun was the god of lightning and the sky, sometimes considered to be the supreme god. Oak trees were sacred to him.
Stribog m Slavic Mythology
Possibly from Old Slavic sterti "to extend, to spread" and bogŭ "god". Alternatively it could come from strybati "to flow, to move quickly". Stribog was a Slavic god who was possibly associated with the wind.
Svarog m Slavic Mythology
Probably means "fire", from Old Slavic sŭvarŭ meaning "heat". This was the name of a Slavic god associated with blacksmithing.
Svetovit m Slavic Mythology
Derived from Slavic svętŭ "sacred, holy" and vitŭ "master, lord". This was the name of a four-headed West Slavic god of war and light. He has historically been conflated with Saint Vitus, who is known as Święty Wit in Polish and Svatý Vít in Czech.
Veles m Slavic Mythology
Possibly derived from Old Slavic volŭ meaning "ox" or velĭ meaning "great". Veles or Volos was the Slavic god of cattle, also associated with the earth, wealth and the underworld.
Vesna f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Slavic Mythology
Means "spring" in many Slavic languages. This was the name of a Slavic spirit associated with the springtime. It has been used as a given name only since the 20th century.
Živa f Slavic Mythology, Slovene, Serbian
From the Old Slavic word živŭ meaning "alive, living". According to the 12th-century Saxon priest Helmold, this was the name of a Slavic goddess possibly associated with life or fertility.