Gender: Masculine
Origin: Slavic
Meaning: “precious glory.”

The name is composed of the Old Slavonic element, dorgu, meaning, “precious” and slav, meaning, “glory.”

The feminine form is Dragoslava (Southern Slavic, i.e. Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian and Slovene) and Drahoslava (Czech/Slovak).

A Czech/Slovak masculine form is Drahoslav.

Name-days are January 4 (Slovakia) and January 17 (Czech Republic).

The designated name-days for the feminine version are: July 9 (Czech Republic) and September 1 (Slovakia)


  1. http://www.behindthename.com/name/dragoslav

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