Slovak Names

Slovak names are used in the country of Slovakia in central Europe. See also about Czech and Slovak names.
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ADAM m English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".... [more]
ADELA f English, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element adal meaning "noble". Saint Adela was a 7th-century Frankish princess who founded a monastery at Pfazel in France. This name was also borne by a daughter of William the Conqueror.
ADRIÁN m Spanish, Hungarian, Slovak
Spanish, Hungarian and Slovak form of Hadrianus (see HADRIAN).
AGÁTA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of AGATHA.
AGNEŠA f Slovak
Slovak variant of AGNES.
AGNESA f Slovak, Albanian
Slovak and Albanian form of AGNES.
ALBÍNA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of ALBINA.
ALEŠ m Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Diminutive of ALEXEJ or ALEKSANDER.
ALEXANDER m English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Slovak, Biblical, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀλέξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek ἀλέξω (alexo) meaning "to defend, help" and ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. However, the most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, king of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. Due to his fame, and later medieval tales involving him, use of his name spread throughout Europe.... [more]
ALEXANDRA f English, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Catalan, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of ALEXANDER. In Greek mythology this was a Mycenaean epithet of the goddess Hera, and an alternate name of Cassandra. It was borne by several early Christian saints, and also by the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. She was from Germany and had the birth name Alix, but was renamed Александра (Aleksandra) upon joining the Russian Church.
ALEXEJ m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of ALEXIS.
ALFRÉD m Hungarian, Slovak, Czech
Hungarian, Slovak and Czech form of ALFRED.
ALICA f Slovak
Slovak form of ALICE.
ALOJZ m Slovene, Slovak, Croatian
Slovene, Slovak and Croatian form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOJZIA f Slovak
Slovak feminine form of ALOYSIUS.
ALŽBETA f Slovak
Slovak form of ELIZABETH.
AMÁLIA f Hungarian, Portuguese, Slovak
Hungarian, Portuguese and Slovak form of AMALIA.
ANASTÁZIA f Slovak
Slovak form of ANASTASIA.
ANDREA (2) f English, German, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Dutch, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ANDREW. As an English name, it has been used since the 17th century, though it was not common until the 20th century.
ANDREJ m Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Form of ANDREW in several languages.
ANGELA f English, Italian, German, Dutch, Romanian, Slovene, Slovak, Russian, Macedonian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL). As an English name, it came into use in the 18th century.
ANNA 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.... [more]
ANTÓNIA f Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
APOLENA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of APOLLONIA.
AUGUSTÍN m Slovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
BARBORA f Czech, Slovak, Lithuanian
Czech, Slovak and Lithuanian form of BARBARA.
BARTOLOMEJ m Slovak, Croatian (Rare)
Slovak and Croatian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BEÁTA f Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of BEATA.
BENJAMÍN m Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Icelandic
Spanish, Czech, Slovak and Icelandic form of BENJAMIN.
BIBIÁNA f Slovak
Slovak form of BIBIANA.
BLANKA f Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian
Form of BLANCHE in several languages.
BLAŽEJ m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of BLAISE.
BLAŽENA f Czech, Slovak
Derived from Czech and Slovak blažený meaning "blissful, happy".
BOHDAN m Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian form of BOGDAN, as well as a Polish variant.
BOHDANA f Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian
Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian feminine form of BOGDAN.
BOHUMIL m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of BOGUMIŁ.
BOHUMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic element bogu "god" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
BOHUSLAV m Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian
Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian form of BOGUSŁAW.
BORIS m Bulgarian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak, Georgian, German
From the Turkic name Bogoris, perhaps meaning "short" or "wolf" or "snow leopard". It was borne by the 9th-century King Boris I of Bulgaria who converted his country to Christianity, as well as two later Bulgarian emperors. The name was popularized in the Slavic world due to the 11th-century Saint Boris, who was a Russian prince martyred with his brother Gleb. His mother may have been Bulgarian. Another famous bearer was the 16th-century Russian emperor Boris Godunov, later the subject of a play of that name by Aleksandr Pushkin.
BOŽENA f Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element bozy meaning "divine".
BRANISLAV m Serbian, Slovak, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Form of BRONISŁAW in several languages.
BRAŇKA f Slovak
Slovak diminutive of BRANISLAVA.
BRIGITA f Slovene, Croatian, Latvian, Czech, Slovak
Form of BRIDGET in several languages.
BRONISLAV m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Czech and Russian form of BRONISŁAW.
BRONISLAVA f Czech, Slovak, Russian
Czech, Slovak and Russian feminine form of BRONISŁAW.
BRUNO m German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Latvian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown". Saint Bruno of Cologne was a German monk of the 11th century who founded the Carthusian Order. The surname has belonged to Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition.
CECÍLIA f Portuguese, Catalan, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Catalan, Slovak and Hungarian form of CECILIA.
CYRIL m English, French, Czech, Slovak
From the Greek name Κύριλλος (Kyrillos), which was derived from Greek κύριος (kyrios) meaning "lord", a word used frequently in the Greek Bible to refer to God or Jesus.... [more]
DAGMAR f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, Czech, Slovak
From the Old Norse name Dagmær, derived from the elements dagr "day" and mær "maid". This was the name adopted by the popular Bohemian wife of the Danish king Valdemar II when they married in 1205. Her birth name was Markéta.
DALIBOR 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".
DANICA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Slovak, Macedonian, English
From a Slavic word meaning "morning star, Venus". This name occurs in Slavic folklore as a personification of the morning star. It has sometimes been used in the English-speaking world since the 1970s.
DANIEL m English, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge", from the roots דִּין (din) meaning "to judge" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world.... [more]
DARINA (2) f Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic word dar meaning "gift". It can also be used as a diminutive of DARIA.
DÁŠA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of DAGMAR.
DÁVID m Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of DAVID.
DENIS m French, Russian, English, German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Romanian, Croatian
From Denys or Denis, the medieval French forms of DIONYSIUS. Saint Denis was a 3rd-century missionary to Gaul and the first bishop of Paris. He was martyred by decapitation, after which legend says he picked up his own severed head and walked for a distance while preaching a sermon. He is credited with converting the Gauls to Christianity and is considered the patron saint of France.... [more]
DENISA f Czech, Slovak, Romanian
Feminine form of DENIS.
DIANA f English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Roman Mythology
Probably derived from an old Indo-European root meaning "heavenly, divine", related to dyeus (see ZEUS). Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests, and childbirth, often identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.... [more]
DIONÝZ m Slovak
Slovak form of DIONYSIUS.
DOMINIK m German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian
Form of DOMINIC used in various languages.
DOROTA f Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of DOROTHEA.
DRAHA f Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of DRAHOMÍRA.
DRAHOMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOMIR.
DRAHOMÍRA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of DRAGOMIR.
DRAHOSLAV m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOSLAV.
DRAHOSLAVA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of DRAGOSLAV.
DUŠAN m Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic dusha meaning "soul, spirit".
DUŠANA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Feminine form of DUŠAN.
EDITA f Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Lithuanian
Form of EDITH in several languages.
ELENA f Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, German, English, Medieval Slavic
Form of HELEN used in various languages, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Елена (see YELENA).
ELEONÓRA f Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of ELEANOR.
ELIŠKA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of ELIZABETH.
EMA (1) f Spanish, Portuguese, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian
Form of EMMA used in various languages.
EMIL m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Romanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Icelandic, English
From the Roman family name Aemilius, which was derived from Latin aemulus meaning "rival".
EMÍLIA f Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
ERIK m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, German, Dutch, English
Scandinavian form of ERIC. This was the name of kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. King Erik IX of Sweden (12th century) is the patron saint of that country.
ERIKA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, English, Italian
Feminine form of ERIK. It also coincides with the word for "heather" in some languages.
ESTERA f Polish, Slovak, Lithuanian
Polish, Slovak and Lithuanian form of ESTHER.
EUGEN m German, Romanian, Slovak, Czech, Croatian
Form of Eugenius (see EUGENE) in several languages.
EULÁLIA f Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of EULALIA.
EVA f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Form of EVE used in various languages. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. The 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.... [more]
FERDINAND m German, French, Dutch, English, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Ancient Germanic
From Ferdinando, the old Spanish form of a Germanic name composed of the elements fardi "journey" and nand "daring, brave". The Visigoths brought the name to the Iberian Peninsula, where it entered into the royal families of Spain and Portugal. From there it became common among the Habsburg royal family of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria, starting with the Spanish-born Ferdinand I in the 16th century. A notable bearer was Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), called Fernão de Magalhães in Portuguese, who was the leader of the first expedition to sail around the earth.
FRANTIŠEK m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRANTIŠKA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
GABRIEL m French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, English, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri'el) meaning "God is my strong man", derived from גֶּבֶר (gever) meaning "strong man, hero" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Gabriel is an archangel in Hebrew tradition, often appearing as a messenger of God. In the Old Testament he is sent to interpret the visions of the prophet Daniel, while in the New Testament he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary. According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Quran to Muhammad.... [more]
GERTRÚDA f Slovak
Slovak form of GERTRUDE.
GREGOR m German, Scottish, Slovak, Slovene
German, Scottish, Slovak and Slovene form of Gregorius (see GREGORY). A famous bearer was Gregor Mendel (1822-1884), a Czech monk and scientist who did experiments in genetics.
HANA (2) f Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Sorbian
Czech, Slovak, Croatian and Sorbian form of HANNAH.
HAVEL m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of GALLUS.
HEDVIGA f Slovak
Slovak form of HEDWIG.
HENRICH m Slovak
Slovak form of HENRY.
HIERONYM m Slovak
Slovak form of JEROME.
IGNÁC m Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of IGNATIUS.
IGOR m Russian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovak, Czech, Italian, Portuguese
Russian form of Yngvarr (see INGVAR). The Varangians brought it to Russia in the 10th century. It was borne by two grand princes of Kiev. Famous bearers include Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), a Russian composer whose most famous work is The Rite of Spring, and Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), the Russian-American designer of the first successful helicopter.
IMRICH m Slovak
Slovak form of EMMERICH.
IMRIŠKA f Slovak
Slovak feminine form of EMMERICH.
IRENA f Polish, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovak, Lithuanian
Form of IRENE in several languages.
IVA (2) f Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Short form of IVANA.
IVAN m Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovene, English, Italian, Romanian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Newer form of the old Slavic name Іѡаннъ (Ioannu), which was derived from Greek Ioannes (see JOHN). This was the name of six Russian rulers, including the 15th-century Ivan III the Great and 16th-century Ivan IV the Terrible, the first tsar of Russia. It was also borne by nine emperors of Bulgaria. Other notable bearers include the Russian author Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883), who wrote Fathers and Sons, and the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), who is best known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
IVETA f Czech, Slovak, Latvian
Czech, Slovak and Latvian form of YVETTE.
IVONA f Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Form of YVONNE in several languages.
JAKUB m Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of JACOB (or JAMES). In Polish and Slovak this refers to both the Old Testament patriarch and the New Testament apostles, while in Czech this is used only for the apostles (with Jákob for the patriarch).
JÁN m Slovak
Slovak form of JOHANNES.
JANKA f Slovak, Czech, Hungarian, Sorbian, Polish
Feminine diminutive form of JÁN, JAN (1) or JÁNOS.
JANKO m Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Slovak
Diminutive of JANEZ or JÁN.
JARKA f Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of JAROSLAVA or JAROMÍRA.
JARMILA f Czech, Slovak
Feminine form of JARMIL.
JAROMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and miru meaning "peace, world".
JAROSLAV m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of JAROSŁAW.
JAROSLAVA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
JELA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Short form of JELENA or JELISAVETA. It also means "fir tree" in Serbian and Croatian.
JOLANA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of YOLANDA.
JONÁŠ m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of JONAH.
JOZEF m Slovak, Dutch
Slovak and Dutch form of JOSEPH.
JOZEFÍNA f Slovak
Slovak form of JOSÉPHINE.
JUDITA f Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak
Lithuanian, Czech and Slovak form of JUDITH.
JÚLIA f Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian and Slovak form of JULIA.
JÚLIUS m Slovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech form of JULIUS.
JURAJ m Slovak, Croatian
Slovak and Croatian form of GEORGE.
JUSTÍNA f Slovak
Slovak form of Iustina (see JUSTINA).
KAJETÁN m Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
KAMIL (2) m Czech, Slovak, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Polish form of CAMILLUS.
KAMILA f Czech, Slovak, Polish
Czech, Slovak and Polish form of CAMILLA.
KAROL m Polish, Slovak, Slovene
Polish, Slovak and Slovene form of KARL.
KAROLÍNA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of CAROLUS.
KATARÍNA f Slovak
Slovak form of KATHERINE.
KATKA f Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of KATEŘINA or KATARÍNA.
KAZIMÍR m Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of CASIMIR.
KLÁRA f Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of CLARA.
KLAUDIA f Polish, Slovak
Polish and Slovak feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLEMENT m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KOLOMAN m German (Rare), Slovak
German and Slovak form of COLMÁN. Saint Koloman (also called Coloman or Colman) was an Irish monk who was martyred in Stockerau in Austria.
KONRÁD m Hungarian, Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare)
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of CONRAD.
KORNEL m Polish, Slovak (Rare), Czech (Rare)
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of CORNELIUS.
KORNÉLIA f Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of CORNELIA.
KRISTIÁN m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTÍNA f Slovak
Slovak form of CHRISTINA.
KRIŠTOF m Slovene, Slovak
Slovene and Slovak form of CHRISTOPHER.
KVETA f Slovak
Slovak form of KVĚTA.
KVETOSLAV m Slovak
Slovak form of KVĚTOSLAV.
KVETOSLAVA f Slovak
Slovak feminine form of KVĚTOSLAV.
LADISLAV m Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian
Czech, Slovak, Slovene and Croatian form of VLADISLAV.
LADISLAVA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of VLADISLAV.
LAURA f English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Lithuanian, Latvian, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name was borne by the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. It was also the name of the subject of poems by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch.... [more]
LEA f German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Hebrew
Form of LEAH used in several languages.
LENKA f Czech, Slovak
Originally a diminutive of MAGDALÉNA or HELENA. It is now used as an independent name.
LINDA f English, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, Latvian, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Originally a medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element lind meaning "flexible, soft, mild". It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful". In the English-speaking world this name experienced a spike in popularity beginning in the 1930s, peaking in the late 1940s, and declining shortly after that. It was the most popular name for girls in the United States from 1947 to 1952.
LÍVIA f Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of LIVIA (1).
ĽUBA f Slovak
Slovak form of LJUBA.
ĽUBICA f Slovak
Slovak form of LJUBICA.
ĽUBOMÍR m Slovak
Slovak form of LUBOMÍR.
ĽUBOŠ m Slovak
Slovak form of LUBOŠ.
LUCIA f Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovak, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LUCIUS. Saint Lucia was a 4th-century martyr from Syracuse. She was said to have had her eyes gouged out, and thus she is the patron saint of the blind. She was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). It has been used in the England since the 12th century, usually in the spellings Lucy or Luce.
ĽUDOVÍT m Slovak
Means "master of the people" from the Slavic elements lyudu "people" and vit "master, lord".
LUJZA f Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak feminine form of LOUIS.
LUKÁŠ m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Lucas (see LUKE).
LÝDIA f Slovak, Faroese
Slovak and Faroese form of LYDIA.
MAGDALÉNA f Czech, Slovak, Hungarian
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of MAGDALENE.
MARCEL m French, Catalan, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German
Form of MARCELLUS used in several languages. Notable bearers include the French author Marcel Proust (1871-1922) and the French artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968).
MAREK m Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of MARK.
MARGARÉTA f Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARGITA f Slovak
Slovak form of MARGARET.
MÁRIA f Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MARIA.
MARIÁN m Slovak, Czech, Hungarian
Slovak, Czech and Hungarian form of MARIANUS.
MARIANNA f Italian, English, Hungarian, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Russian, Greek
Combination of MARIA and ANNA. It has been confused with the Roman name MARIANA to the point that it is no longer easy to separate the two forms. It is sometimes also used as a Latinized form of MARIAMNE.
MARIKA f Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Georgian, Italian
Diminutive of MARIA and other names beginning with Mari.
MARÍNA f Slovak
Slovak form of MARINA.
MARKÉTA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARTIN m English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Finnish
From the Roman name Martinus, which was derived from Martis, the genitive case of the name of the Roman god MARS. Saint Martin of Tours was a 4th-century bishop who is the patron saint of France. According to legend, he came across a cold beggar in the middle of winter so he ripped his cloak in two and gave half of it to the beggar. He was a favourite saint during the Middle Ages, and his name has become common throughout the Christian world.... [more]
MARTINA f German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, Hungarian, English, Swedish, Dutch, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN). Saint Martina was a 3rd-century martyr who is one of the patron saints of Rome.
MATEJ m Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Slovak form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. Also the Slovene, Croatian and Macedonian form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATILDA f English, Swedish, Finnish, Slovak
From the Germanic name Mahthildis meaning "strength in battle", from the elements maht "might, strength" and hild "battle". Saint Matilda was the wife of the 10th-century German king Henry I the Fowler. The name was common in many branches of European royalty in the Middle Ages. It was brought to England by the Normans, being borne by the wife of William the Conqueror himself. Another notable royal by this name was a 12th-century daughter of Henry I of England, known as the Empress Matilda because of her first marriage to the Holy Roman emperor Henry V. She later invaded England, laying the foundations for the reign of her son Henry II.... [more]
MATÚŠ m Slovak
Slovak form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MAXIMILIÁN m Slovak
Slovak form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MELÁNIA f Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MELANIE.
METOD m Slovene, Slovak
Slovene and Slovak form of METHODIUS.
MICHAL (1) m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of MICHAEL.
MIKULÁŠ m Slovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech form of NICHOLAS.
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.
MILENA f Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Italian
Feminine form of MILAN. It began to be used in Italy in honour of Milena Vukotić (1847-1923), mother of Helen of Montenegro, the wife of the Italian king Victor Emmanuel III. In Italy it can also be considered a combination of MARIA and ELENA.
MILOŠ m Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element milu "gracious, dear". This was the name of a 14th-century Serbian hero who apparently killed the Ottoman sultan Murad I at the Battle of Kosovo.
MILOSLAV m Czech, Slovak, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and slava "glory".
MIREK m Czech, Slovak, Polish
Diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names beginning with the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRIAM f Hebrew, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MARY. It is used in the Old Testament, where it belongs to the elder sister of Moses and Aaron. She watched over the infant Moses as the pharaoh's daughter drew him from the Nile. The name has long been popular among Jews, and it has been used as an English Christian name (alongside Mary) since the Protestant Reformation.
MIRIAMA f Slovak
Slovak variant of MIRIAM.
MIRKA f Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of MIROSLAVA and other names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIROSLAV 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.
MOJMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic elements moji meaning "my" and miru meaning "peace" or "world". This was the name of a 9th-century ruler of Moravia.
NADEŽDA f Slovak, Serbian, Latvian
Slovak, Serbian and Latvian form of NADEZHDA.
NATÁLIA f Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATAŠA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak
Form of NATASHA in several languages.
NELA f Croatian, Slovak, Portuguese, Czech
Short form of names ending in nela, such as ANTONELA.
NIKOLA (2) f German, Polish, Czech, Slovak
German, Polish, Czech and Slovak feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLETA f Greek, Bulgarian, Slovak
Greek, Bulgarian and Slovak form of NICOLETTE.
NINA (1) f Russian, Italian, English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Polish, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Short form of names that end in nina, such as ANTONINA or GIANNINA. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century. This name also nearly coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl".
NORBERT m German, English, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements nord meaning "north" and beraht meaning "bright". This was the name of an 11th-century German saint who made many reforms within the church.
OLDRICH m Slovak
Slovak form of ULRICH.
OĽGA f Slovak
Slovak form of OLGA.
OLIVER m English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Catalan, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak
From Olivier, a Norman French form of a Germanic name such as ALFHER or an Old Norse name such as Áleifr (see OLAF). The spelling was altered by association with Latin oliva "olive tree". In the Middle Ages the name became well-known in Western Europe because of the French epic La Chanson de Roland, in which Olivier was a friend and advisor of the hero Roland.... [more]
OLÍVIA f Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of OLIVIA.
OLYMPIA f Greek, Slovak
Feminine form of OLYMPOS.
ONDREJ m Slovak
Slovak form of ANDREW.
OTO m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of OTTO.
PATKA f Polish, Slovak
Diminutive of PATRYCJA or PATRÍCIA.
PATRÍCIA f Slovak, Portuguese, Hungarian
Slovak, Portuguese and Hungarian feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRIK m Swedish, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Hungarian, Finnish
Form of Patricius (see PATRICK) used in several languages.
PAULÍNA f Slovak
Slovak form of PAULINA.
PAVOL m Slovak
Slovak form of PAUL.
PETER m English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Slovak, Biblical
Derived from Greek Πέτρος (Petros) meaning "stone". This is a translation used in most versions of the New Testament of the name Cephas, meaning "stone" in Aramaic, which was given to the apostle Simon by Jesus (compare Matthew 16:18 and John 1:42). Simon Peter was the most prominent of the apostles during Jesus' ministry and is often considered the first pope.... [more]
PETRA f German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Swedish, Finnish, English
Feminine form of PETER. This was also the name of an ancient city in the region that is now Jordan.
PETRONELA f Romanian, Slovak, Polish
Romanian, Slovak and Polish form of PETRONILLA.
RADOMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of RADOMIR.
RADOVAN m Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.
RENÁTA f Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak feminine form of RENATUS.
RENÉ m French, German, Spanish, Slovak, Czech
French form of RENATUS. A famous bearer was the French mathematician and rationalist philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650).
RICHARD m English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave ruler", derived from the Germanic elements ric "ruler, mighty" and hard "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, and it has been very common there since that time. It was borne by three kings of England including Richard I the Lionheart, one of the leaders of the Third Crusade in the 12th century.... [more]
RIŠKO m Slovak
Diminutive of RICHARD.
RIŠO m Slovak
Diminutive of RICHARD.
RÓBERT m Hungarian, Slovak, Icelandic
Hungarian and Icelandic form of ROBERT.
ROMAN m Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovene, Croatian, German, English
From the Late Latin name Romanus meaning "Roman". This name was borne by several early saints.
ROMANA f Italian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Late Roman
Feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROZÁLIA f Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of ROSALIA.
RUDOLF m German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Russian, Armenian
From the Germanic name Hrodulf, which was derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wulf "wolf". It was borne by three kings of Burgundy, as well as several Habsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria. Anthony Hope used this name for the hero in his popular novel The Prisoner of Zenda (1894).
RUŽENA f Slovak
Derived from Slovak ruže meaning "rose".
SAMUEL m English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el), which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were ultimately defeated in battle at Mizpah. Later he anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and even later anointed his successor David.... [more]
SÁRA f Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of SARAH.
SILVESTER m Dutch, English, Slovene, Slovak, German, Late Roman
From a Roman name meaning "of the forest" from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the name of three popes, including Saint Silvester I who supposedly baptized the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine the Great. As an English name, Silvester (or Sylvester) has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became less common after the Protestant Reformation.
SILVIA f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, English, German, Late Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of SILVIUS. Rhea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. This was also the name of a 6th-century saint, the mother of the pope Gregory the Great. It has been a common name in Italy since the Middle Ages. It was introduced to England by Shakespeare, who used it for a character in his play The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1594). It is now more commonly spelled Sylvia in the English-speaking world.
ŠIMON m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SIMON (1).
SLAVOMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SŁAWOMIR.
SOŇA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SONYA.
STANISLAV 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".
ŠTEFAN m Slovak, Slovene
Slovak and Slovene form of STEPHEN.
ŠTEFÁNIA f Slovak
Slovak feminine form of Štefan (see STEPHEN).
SVETLANA f Russian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic svet meaning "light, world". It was popularized by the poem Svetlana (1813) by the Russian poet Vasily Zhukovsky. It is sometimes used as a translation of Photine.
TADEÁŠ m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of THADDEUS.
TAMARA f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Lithuanian, Georgian
Russian form of TAMAR. Russian performers such as Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), Tamara Drasin (1905-1943), Tamara Geva (1907-1997) and Tamara Toumanova (1919-1996) introduced it to the English-speaking world. It was also borne by the Polish cubist painter Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980).
TATIANA f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Greek, Georgian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman name Tatianus, a derivative of the Roman name TATIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint who was martyred in Rome under the emperor Alexander Severus. She was especially venerated in Orthodox Christianity, and the name has been common in Russia (as Татьяна) and Eastern Europe. It was not regularly used in the English-speaking world until the 1980s.
TERÉZIA f Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of THERESA.
TIBOR m Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of Tiburtius (see TIBURCIO).
TIMOTEJ m Slovene, Macedonian, Slovak
Slovene, Macedonian and Slovak form of TIMOTHY.
TOMÁŠ m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of THOMAS.
VÁCLAV m Czech, Slovak
Contracted form of the older name Veceslav, from the Slavic elements veche "more" and slava "glory". Saint Václav (known as Wenceslas in English) was a 10th-century duke of Bohemia murdered by his brother. He is the patron saint of the Czech Republic. This was also the name of several Bohemian kings.
VALENTÍN m Spanish, Slovak
Spanish and Slovak form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALENTÍNA f Slovak
Slovak feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALÉRIA f Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of VALERIA.
VANDA f Portuguese, Italian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Latvian
Form of WANDA in several languages.
VANESA f Spanish, Czech, Slovak
Spanish, Czech and Slovak form of VANESSA.
VAVRINEC m Slovak
Slovak form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
VENDELÍN m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of WENDELIN.
VIERA f Slovak, Belarusian
Slovak form of VERA (1), as well as an alternate transcription of Belarusian Вера (see VERA (1)).
VIKTÓRIA f Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of VICTORIA.
VILIAM m Slovak
Slovak form of WILLIAM.
VINCENT m English, French, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Slovak
From the Roman name Vincentius, which was derived from Latin vincere meaning "to conquer". This name was popular among early Christians, and it was borne by many saints. As an English name, Vincent has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it did not become common until the 19th century. Famous bearers include the French priest Saint Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) and the post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890).
VÍT m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of VITUS or WIDO.
VLADAN m Serbian, Czech, Slovak
Short form of Slavic names beginning with the element vladeti meaning "rule".
VLADIMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of VLADIMIR.
VLADIMÍRA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of VLADIMIRA.
VLADISLAV m Russian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements vladeti "rule" and slava "glory".
VLADO m Croatian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Short form of VLADIMIR and other Slavic names beginning with the element vladeti meaning "rule".
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).
VOJTECH m Slovak
Slovak form of WOJCIECH.
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.
ŽANETA f Czech, Slovak, Lithuanian
Czech, Slovak and Lithuanian form of JEANNETTE.
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