Ljuba, Lyubov

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Slavic
Meaning: “love.”
(Cz: lYOO-bah; Rus: lYOO-buf)

Ljuba is a fairly common female name found throughout the Eastern and Southern Slavic countries, it comes directly from the Slavic element, lyub, meaning, “love.”

There is a Russian counterpart, Lyubov and its diminutives include: Lyubasha, Lyubochka, Lubava, Luban, Lyubasya, Lyubchik, Lyubaha and Lyubonka.

Another Russian/Ukrainian feminine form is Luba Люба, sometimes transliterated as Lyuba.

A vernacular Polish form, though very rarely used these days, is Miłość (mee-WOSHCHE)

Designated name-days are: September 18 (Bulgaria).

Designated name-days are: February 16 (Czech Republic), July 16 (Czech Republic), September 24 (Slovakia).

Other forms of the name include:

  • Ljubana/Ljubica (Croatian)
  • Ljuba (Czech/Slovak/Slovene)
  • Miłość (Polish)
  • Ljubinka (Serbian)
  • L’ubica (Slovak)
  • Ljubka (Slovene)

Masculine forms include: the Czech/Slovak Luboš and the Serbian Ljubinko.


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Liubartas_King_Galicia-VolhyniaGender: Masculine
Origin: Lithuanian
Meaning: “one who stops fights; peace-keeper.”

The name is composed of the Lithuanian elements liautis meaning “to stop” and barti meaning “fight.” Hence the name would roughly translate as meaning “peace-keeper.” The name was borne by Liubartas (d.1384) of Volhynia-Galicia. He was the son of Gedminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania and took the Christian name Dmitry. He built the famed Lubart Castle in Lutsk Ukraine. Other forms of the name include the German Lubart and the Ukrainian Lubko (LOOP-ko). The feminine form is Liubartė.