Ljuba, Lyubov

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Slavic
Meaning: “love.”
Любовь
(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.

Sources

  1. http://www.behindthename.com/name/lyubov
  2. http://www.behindthename.com/php/related.php?name=lyubov