Gender: Feminine
Origin: Polish
Meaning: “fame; glory.”

The name is a contracted form of ancient Polish names such as Stanisława, Bronisława and Wiesława.

The name also coincides with the modern Polish word for “fame” which has its roots in the ancient Slavic word, slav which can either mean “fame” “prestige” or “glory.”

The Slovakian form is Sláva (SLAH-vah).

The designated name-day in Poland is August 5.


  1. http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sława_(imię)
  2. http://sk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sláva
  3. http://www.behindthename.com/namedays/lists/8.php