Slavic Mythology Submitted Names

These names occur in the mythologies and legends of the Slavic peoples.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Alatyr Алатырь m Slavic Mythology
The Alatyr in Russian legends and folklore is a sacred stone, the "father to all stones", the navel of the earth, containing sacred letters and endowed with healing properties. The awareness of the existence of such a stone exists in various parts of the Slavdom... [more]
Buga f Croatian (Rare), Slavic Mythology
From the verb bugariti meaning ‘'to sing'’.... [more]
Chors m Slavic Mythology
The moon god in Slavic Mythology.
Devana f Slavic Mythology
Czech goddess of the hunt.
Dolya f Bulgarian, 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.
Erilo Ерило m Slavic Mythology
Alternative name for Jarilo, Slavic god of spring, fertility, and erotic or sexual love. The name is derived from "yary-" (passionate). Depicted as a handsome, barefoot youth dressed in a white cloak and adorned with a crown of wildflowers, Jarilo rode on a white horse, his left hand holding a bucket of wheat seed.
Gerovit m Germanic Mythology, Slavic Mythology
Most likely a German corruption of Slavic Jarovit.... [more]
Hrvat m Croatian (Rare), Slavic Mythology
An old Croatian name meaning ''Croat''.... [more]
Jarovit m Slavic Mythology
Wendish and Polabian form of Jarylo.
Kazi f Slavic Mythology
In Bohemian mythology, Kazi is the second oldest daughter of the Bohemian ruler Krok. Her sisters are Teta and Libuše... [more]
Kikimora Кикимора f Slavic Mythology
The name of an evil house spirit in Slavic Mythology. Her name may derive from the Udmurt word kikka-murt meaning "scarecrow". Alternatively it may come from the Polish mora or Czech můra which mean "moth" or be related to the Old Norse mara meaning "nightmare".
Klukas m Croatian (Rare), Slavic Mythology
An old Croatian name of unknown meaning.... [more]
Koschei Коще́й m Slavic Mythology (?), Russian
A antagonistic figure from traditional Russian fairy tales. Known as “Koschei the Deathless”, he is portrayed as an evil and powerful wizard who cannot be killed by traditional means since his soul is hidden inside an object, often an egg nested inside other protective objects.
Kosenc m Croatian (Rare), Slavic Mythology
An old Croatian name of unknown meaning.... [more]
Kresnik m Slavic Mythology
Slavic god associated with fire, the summer solstice, and storms. Kresnik was worshipped among the Slavic population of the eastern Alps. He is probably the same deity as Svarožič, son of the Slavic sun god, Svarog, described as having golden hair and golden hands... [more]
Kupala f Slavic Mythology
Kupala is the Slavic goddess of water, herbs and magic. Her name means "to bathe".
Lelia f Slavic Mythology
Lelia is the Slavic goddess of spring and mercy, daughter of Lada. ... [more]
Leshachikha Лешачиха f Slavic Mythology
The wife of Leshy. Her name is derived from the same root, ле́ший (leshiy) meaning "one from the forest", ultimately from лес (les) meaning "forest".
Liuba f Slavic Mythology
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby "love", this was the name of the Sorbian and Wendish goddess of spring, love and fertility.
Lobel m Croatian (Rare), Slavic Mythology
An old Croatian name of unknown meaning.... [more]
Marzana f Russian, Slavic Mythology, Baltic Mythology
Baltic and Slavic goddess associated with seasonal agrarian rites based on the idea of death and rebirth of nature, Marzana is often referred to as a goddess of death.... [more]
Muhlo m Croatian (Rare), Slavic Mythology
An old Croatian name of unknown meaning.... [more]
Poloznicha Полознича f Slavic Mythology
Komi form of Poludnitsa.
Poludnitsa f Slavic Mythology
The name of a supernatural creature in Eastern European mythology, known in English as "Lady Midday" or the "Noon Witch". Her name is probably derived from the proto-Slavic *polъ meaning "half" and dьnь meaning "day", therefore "midday", and the related terms in the various Slavic languages... [more]
Prija f Slavic Mythology
It was Slavic goddess of good wishes. The similar of Norse goddess Freya.
Pumphut m Slavic Mythology
Pumphut is the name of a Sorbian gnome who plays tricks on abusive people. He is featured in the the novel 'Krabat' by Ottfried Preußler where he challenges the evil master in a duel of magic and defeats him.... [more]
Radgost m Slavic Mythology
From Slavic radǔ (content, glad), or rad (kind, willing, happy), and gostŭ (host). Old god of Slavic mythology. He is considered to be a deity of hospitality, or host or leader of an assembly or council... [more]
Razivia f Slavic Mythology
Old Slavonic variant of Živa and Zivena.
Rozhanitsa f Slavic Mythology
An obscure Russian goddess who has a feast day in late December. She is a winter goddess and is usually depicted wearing antlers.
Rusalka f Slavic Mythology, Theatre, German (Rare)
A water nymph in Slavic Mythology. Also the name of an opera written by the Czech writer Antonín Dvorák.
Svantovít m Slavic Mythology
Svantovít is male name of Slavic origin. The name created from word svet (violent) and ending -vit (ruler, winner, warrior), somewhere violent Mr.... [more]
Swaróg m Slavic Mythology
God of heaven, fire, and blacksmithing in Slavic Mythology.
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]
Tuga f Croatian (Rare), Slavic Mythology
Means "sadness" in Croatian. According to a folk tradition, she and her sister Buga, together with their five brothers Klukas, Lobel, Kosenc, Muhlo and Hrvat, led the Croats into the ancient Roman province of Dalmatia in the 7th century.
Uroda f Slavic Mythology
Uroda was the Slovakian goddess of agriculture, the fields and the harvest. Her name is certainly linked to the Slovakian word úroda "harvest", however it doesn't seem to be quite so clear what came first, the goddess or the word.
Vaduny f Romanian (Rare), Slavic Mythology
Possibly means "to see; to know", if derived from the Proto-Slavic věděti, from the Proto-Indo-European wóyd 'to know', from weyd 'to see, to know'. The name itself appears to be a variation of the Russian word vedun'ia "witch, sorceress", the feminine form of vedun 'sorcerer'.
Wars m Polish (Archaic), Slavic Mythology, Medieval Polish, Literature, Mythology
Wars is a name of a fisherman from Polish legend about Wars and Sawa, which tells the story of a Vistula mermaid and the man who fell in love with her. They are believed to be the founders of Warsaw, the capital of Poland (in Polish: Warszawa).
Weles m Slavic Mythology
God of underworld, magic, oaths, art, craft, merchants, wealth in Slavic Mythology.
Yarilo Ярило m Russian (Rare, Archaic), Slavic Mythology, Serbian (Rare, Archaic), Polish (Rare, Archaic), Belarusian
Yarilo or alternatively Jarylo, Iarilo or Gerovit was a Slavic God of vegetation, fertility and spring.
Zabava Забава f Slavic Mythology, Russian
Means "cheerful, funny" in Old Slavic.
Zernebog Црнобог m Slavic Mythology
(Slovak) variant transcription of Chernobog. Zernebog is a Slavic deity, about whom much has been speculated but little can be said definitively. The name may also be given as Crnobog, Czernobóg, Černobog, Црнобог or Chernobog; these are all romanizations of the Russian Чернобог, meaning black god... [more]
Zivena f Slavic Mythology
Zivena was the goddess of life, love and fertility in Slavic mythology, also recorded as Živa.... [more]
Zoriana f Ukrainian, English (Rare), South Slavic, Slavic Mythology, Slavic
This name derives from the South and West Slavic word Zora (Зора), meaning “dawn, aurora, daybreak”. In Slavic mythology, the Zorja (the evening stars, the morning star) are the two guardian goddesses, known as the Auroras.
Zorya Зоря f Slavic Mythology, Soviet, Russian
The name given to the goddess (sometimes two or three) of the dawn or the morning and evening stars. The most common depiction was that of a warrior woman. Also compare the related names Zarya, Zvezda and Danica.... [more]
Żywie f Slavic Mythology
Polish cognate of Živa.