Medieval Slavic Submitted Names

These names were used by medieval Slavic peoples.
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ARDAGAST m Medieval Slavic, History
The meaning of the first element of this name is unknown to me, but the second element is probably derived from Slavic gost "guest". Also note the resemblance to the Germanic name Arbogast... [more]
BELEKA f Medieval Slavic, Medieval Russian
Derived from the old Slavic word белъ "white".
BEREZA m Medieval Slavic
Derived from medieval Slavic береза (bereza) meaning "birch tree".
BIAGOTA f Medieval Slavic, Medieval Czech
Of uncertain origin and meaning; current theories, however, include a form of Blahota or Bjegota. Biagota was possibly the wife of Boleslaus I of Bohemia, although her origins are unclear and the only evidence of her existence is in coins.
BOGDANŬ m Old East Slavic, Medieval Slavic
Old East Slavic form of Bogdan.
BOLESLAUS m Medieval Czech (Latinized)
Latinized form of Boleslav. Boleslaus was the brother of Duke Wenceslaus of Bohemia (the inspiration for the Christmas carol) and became notorious for his murder.
BONKA f Medieval Slavic, Medieval Czech
Medieval Czech diminutive of Bona.
BRNJAČA f Medieval Serbian
The name of a Serbian Princess. The etymology of her name is unclear. It may be derived from Veronica, Berenice or Bernardine, or a nickname of her mother, taken from her feudal estate Brnjak... [more]
CHUDOMIR m Medieval Slavic, Bulgarian
Medieval Slavic and modern Bulgarian form of Čudomir. Also compare Chedomir. Bearers of this name include Bulgarian football player Chudomir Grigorov (b. 1989) and Bulgarian writer and painter Chudomir (pseudonym of Dimitar Hristov Chorbadjiev, 1890-1967).
ČUČIMIR m Serbian (Archaic), History, Medieval Serbian
Medieval Serbian name of which the first element is of uncertain origin. It may possibly have been derived from Slavic chucha or chusha, which may signify something small. An other possibility may be Slavic chuzh "foreign, alien, strange" - compare modern Russian chuzhoy, Polish cudzy and Slovak cudzí, all of which mean "foreign, alien, strange"... [more]
DEDOMIR m Medieval Slavic
The first element of this name is probably derived from Old Church Slavonic dědŭ "grandfather", which is ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic dědъ "grandfather". The second element is derived from Slavic mir "peace"... [more]
DEDOSLAV m Medieval Slavic
The first element of this name is probably derived from Old Church Slavonic dědŭ "grandfather", which is ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic dědъ "grandfather". The second element is derived from Slavic slav "glory"... [more]
DEVA f Medieval Slavic, Medieval Russian, Serbian (Rare)
Means "maiden, girl, lass", derived from the Proto-Slavic děva, itself from the Proto-Indo-European dʰeh₁ "to suck, suckle".
DUSCA f Medieval Czech
Of unknown meaning. The -ca ending indicates that this may be a Slavic diminutive of some unidentified name.
EMNILDA f Medieval Slavic, Medieval German
The name is apparently of Germanic origin. The first part of the name is a little difficult to explain, it can go back to the name element IRMIN "whole, universal" or to a name element AMAN related to AMAL "work, labour"... [more]
JERINA f Serbian (Rare), Medieval Serbian
A form of IRENE. The most notable bearer was Despotess Jerina (originally: Irene Kantakouzene), the wife of Serbian Despot Đurađ Branković, who lived in the 15th century and who is known in Serbian folk legends as Damned Jerina because of many hardships she reportedly imposed on the people... [more]
KELAGAST m Medieval Slavic, History
The meaning of the first element of this name is unknown to me, but the second element is probably derived from Slavic gost "guest". This name was borne by a South Slavic nobleman from the 6th century AD.
KOCEL m Medieval Slavic (Rare)
Kocel was a Slavic ruler of Lower Pannonia, a polity known in historiography as the Balaton principality. He was an East Frankish vassal titled comes (count), and is believed to have ruled between 861 or 864 and 876.
KŘIŠŤAN m Medieval Czech
Medieval variant of Kristián. Křišťan z Prachatic (Christian of Prachatice in English) was a medieval Bohemian astronomer, mathematician and former Catholic priest who converted to the Hussite movement... [more]
LUDA f Medieval Czech
Derived from Proto-Slavic *ljudъ "people". This name was also used as a short form of various names beginning with the element Lud-.
MARIU m Medieval Slavic
Old Slavic form of Marius.
MEZAMIR m Medieval Slavic, History
The first element of this name is derived from a Proto-Slavic element that meant "boundary, limit, landmark", which later became mežda in Old Church Slavonic. Also compare modern Russian mezha, Czech mez, Slovak medza and Slovene meja, all of which mean "boundary, limit"... [more]
MILEVA f Medieval Serbian, Serbian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, Macedonian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear". A notable bearer was the Serbian physicist Mileva Marić (1875-1948), the first wife of Albert Einstein.
MILIDUCH m Medieval Slavic
Miliduch (d. 806) was a knyaz of the Lusatian Serbs (Sorbs).
NOSIMIR m Medieval Slavic
The first element of this name is derived from Proto-Slavic nositi "to carry, to bear, to bring, to wear". Compare modern Czech nosit "to wear, to carry, to bring" and modern Polish nosić "to carry, to bear, to wear"... [more]
NOSISLAV m Medieval Slavic
The first element of this name is derived from Proto-Slavic nositi "to carry, to bear, to bring, to wear". Compare modern Czech nosit "to wear, to carry, to bring" and modern Polish nosić "to carry, to bear, to wear"... [more]
NUDIMIR m Medieval Slavic
The first element of this name is possibly derived from Old Church Slavonic nuditi "to plague, to intimidate, to force", which is closely related to Old Russian nǫditi "to compel". Also compare modern Serbo-Croatian nuditi "to offer, to bid"... [more]
OFKA f Medieval Czech
Medieval Czech short form of Euphemia or (less common) Sophia.
OLĬGŬ m Old East Slavic, Medieval Slavic
Old East Slavic form of Helgi.
OTTA f Medieval Czech
Feminine form of Otto.
POMNISLAV m Medieval Slavic
Derived from Church Slavic pomineti or pominiti meaning "to think" (which corresponds with Russian помнить (pomnit) meaning "to think") combined with the Slavic element slava meaning "glory".
PREDIMIR m Medieval Croatian, Medieval Serbian
The first element of this archaic name is derived from the Serbo-Croatian adjective pred "in front of, before" (the latter can also be used to refer to an earlier point in time), which is ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic perdъ "in front of, against"... [more]
PREDISLAV m Medieval Croatian, Medieval Serbian, Croatian, Serbian
The first element of this archaic name is derived from the Serbo-Croatian adjective pred "in front of, before" (the latter can also be used to refer to an earlier point in time), which is ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic perdъ "in front of, against"... [more]
PRIBIMIR m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Przybymir. Also take note that some sources each list a different meaning for the first element. Some say it means "pierced" or "breaking" (in the sense of destroying something), while others say it means "more, much more, multiple" (in the sense of abundance)... [more]
PRIBISLAV m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Przybysław. Also take note that some sources each list a different meaning for the first element. Some say it means "pierced" or "breaking" (in the sense of destroying something), while others say it means "more, much more, multiple" (in the sense of abundance)... [more]
PUTIMIR m Medieval Slavic
The first element of this name is derived from Russian put' "road, path, way", which is ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic pǫtь "path". The second element is derived from Slavic mir "peace".
PUTISLAV m Medieval Slavic
The first element of this name is derived from Russian put' "road, path, way", which is ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic pǫtь "path". The second element is derived from Slavic slav "glory".
QUIETON m Medieval Czech
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories, however, include a connection to Quentin.
REDIMIR m Medieval Slavic
The first element of this archaic name is derived from Proto-Slavic rědъkъ "rare, sparse". Compare modern Russian redkij or redkiy, Croatian rijedak and Polish rzadki, all of which mean "rare, scarce, uncommon"... [more]
REGELINDA f Medieval Slavic, Medieval German, German (Modern, Rare)
The name appears to be Germanic, containing the name elements REGIN "advice, council" and LIND "linden tree, lime; shield (made of lime wood); gentle, soft".... [more]
ROGNEDA f Medieval Slavic, Medieval Russian, History
Slavic variant of the Old Norse name Ragnhildr (see Ragnhild). It was borne by a wife of the 10th-century Kievan prince Vladimir the Great.
SLAVOGOST m Medieval Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from Slavic elements slava "glory" and gost "guest" (see Gostislav).
STANISLAUS m Medieval Slavic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Stanislav. Also compare Stanislas.
SVINIMIR m Medieval Slavic
The first element of this name is possibly derived from Proto-Slavic svin'a or svinьja meaning "swine, pig, hog". Also compare Serbo-Croatian svinja, Polish świnia and Slovak sviňa, all of which mean "swine, pig, hog"... [more]
SYROSLAV m Medieval Slavic
There are several possible explanations for the meaning of the first element of this name. It could have been derived from Russian syroj or syroy (сырой) meaning "raw" (also compare Czech surový or syrový, which also means "raw")... [more]
TETA f Medieval Czech, Slavic Mythology
In Bohemian mythology, Teta is the second oldest daughter of the Bohemian ruler Krok (or Crocco). Her sisters are Kazi and Libuše. While Libuše is a soothsayer, Teta is guiding people to worship supernatural beings and worshiping natural forces... [more]
TVERDIMIR m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Twardomir.
TYESCA f Medieval Czech
Medieval Czech variant of Theuda.
VÁCSLAV m Medieval Czech
Medieval Czech form of Václav.
VADIMŬ m Old East Slavic, Medieval Slavic
Old East Slavic form of Vadim; a diminutive of Vadimirŭ.
VALASCA f History, Medieval Slavic (?)
A famous bearer of this name is Valasca, a warrior Queen of Bohemia.
VELISLAV m Bulgarian, Medieval Czech
From Old Church Slavonic велии (velii) meaning "great" combined with слава (slava) "fame, glory".
VLKAVA f Medieval Serbian
Medieval Serbo-Croatian feminine form of Vuk.
WILK m Medieval Czech
Derived from Polish wilk "wolf".
WITOSLAV m Medieval Czech
Derived from Slavic wit, vit "to rule" and slava "glory, fame".
WOJSLAV m Medieval Czech
Derived from Slavic voj "war" and slava "glory, fame".
WOK m Medieval Czech
A medieval Czech name meaning "wolf" (see also Vuk).
ZAVIDA m Medieval Serbian, Serbian (Archaic)
Derived from the verb zavideti, meaning "to envy". ... [more]
ZBINCZA f Medieval Czech
Feminine form of Zbygniew.
ZDENKA f Medieval Czech
Diminutive of both Zdeslava and Sidonia.