ALEKSIYАлексийmBulgarian, Russian Bulgarian and Russian form of Alexios (see ALEXIUS). At least in Russia, the difference between this form and the more common ALEKSEY is possibly that Aleksiy comes directly from Alexios, while Aleksey comes directly from ALEXIS... [more]
ALUSIANАлусианmBulgarian Tsar of Bulgaria for short time in 1041. One night, during dinner, Alusian took advantage of PETER II's inebriation, and cut off his nose and blinded him with a kitchen knife in 1041... [more]
ANKOАнкоmBulgarian Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a masculine form of ANKA and a regional vernacular variant of HANKO (Ханко) as in some Bulgarian varieties the letter Х is not pronounced at the beginning of the word.
BORILБорилmBulgarian Boril of Bulgaria was the emperor of Bulgaria from 1207 to 1218.
BORIMIRБоримирmBulgarian, Croatian, Serbian Derived from Slavic bor "battle" combined with Slavic mir "peace". A known bearer of this name is Borimir Perković (b. 1967), a former Croatian soccer player.
DAROMIRДаромирmBulgarian, Croatian, Polish The first element of this name is derived from Slavic dar "gift, present", which in turn is derived from Proto-Slavic darъ "gift, present". Compare modern Polish darować "to donate, to gift" and Czech darovat "to donate, to give", as well as Proto-Slavic dati "to give"... [more]
DENISLAVДениславmBulgarian The first element of this name is derived from Bulgarian den "day", which is ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic dьnь "day". The second element is derived from Slavic slav "glory"... [more]
DESIMIRДесимирmBulgarian, Croatian, Serbian The first element of this name is probably derived from Proto-Slavic desiti, which can mean "to find, to seek, to encounter" as well as "to happen, to occur". However, it may also possibly have been derived from Slavic deset "ten"... [more]
DOLYAfBulgarian, Slavic Mythology Goddess of fate in East Slavic Mythology, personification of the fate bestowed upon a man at birth. She is described as a plainly dressed woman able to turn herself into various shapes. When she is positive she is named Dolya, when negative she turns into Nedolya.
GRADIMIRГрадимирmBulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Croatian The first element of this name can be derived from Serbo-Croatian grȃd, which can mean "city, town" as well as "fortress, castle" (which is ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic gordъ "settlement, enclosed space")... [more]
HRISTOMIRХристомирmBulgarian This name is Christian in origin. The first element is derived from Hristos, which is the Slavic form of CHRIST and thus refers to Jesus Christ. The second element is derived from Slavic mir "peace"... [more]
HRISTOSLAVХристославmBulgarian This name is Christian in origin. The first element is derived from Hristos, which is the Slavic form of CHRIST and thus refers to Jesus Christ. The second element is derived from Slavic slav "glory"... [more]
ILYOИльоmBulgarian Variant transcription of Ильо (see ILIO). Ilyo Voyvoda (also known as Dedo Iljo Maleshevski, born Iliya Markov, 1805 – 1898) was a Bulgarian revolutionary from the region of Macedonia, who is considered a national hero in both Bulgaria and North Macedonia.