Lubomir, Lubomira

  • Origin: Slavic
  • Gender: masculine
  • Meaning: “love & peace.”

Lubomir is composed of the Slavic elements, lubo (love) & mir (peace).

Its Czech form of Lubomír was one of the most popular male names in the Czech Republic between 1935-2006, it peaked at #16 in 1959.

Other forms include:

  • Ljubomir Љубомир Љубомир (Bosnian, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene)
  • Lubomir Любомир (Bulgarian, Polish)
  • Lyubomir Лыѹбомир (Old Church Slavonic, Russian)
  • Lubomierz (Polish)
  • Ľubomír (Slovakian)
  • Lyubomyr (Ukrainian)

Diminutives & Short Forms

  • Ljubiša, Ljubo (Bosnian, Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene)
  • Luboš (Czech)
  • Ljube, Ljupcho, Ljupčo (Macedonian)
  • Ľuboš (Slovakian)

Feminine forms are

  • Ljubomira (Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene)
  • Lubomíra (Czech)
  • Lubomira (Medieval Slavic, Polish)
  • L’ubomíra (Slovak)
  • Lyubomyra (Ukrainian)

Sources

Zoran

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Slavonic
Meaning: “dawn.”
Зоран

The name is a masculinized form of the Slavonic female name Zora, which is from the Old Slavonic, meaning, “dawn” and which also was the name of an ancient Slavic goddess, (see Zora for more details).

The name is mainly used in Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia and as of 2006, he was the 2nd most popular male name in the Republic of Macedonia.

Snezhana

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Croatian/Bulgarian/Serbian/Macedonian/Russian
Meaning: “snow.”
(snyeh-ZHAH-nah)

The name is derived from the Slavonic element sneg, meaning “snow.” Other sources contend that the later part is derived from the word žena meaning woman, however, there seems to be a masculine form that pre-dates the feminine form, Snežan, and in that case, it would be rather unlikely that the suffix is related to žena. Snow White is often transliterated as Snezhana in Bulgarian, Russian and other South Slavic languages. In 2005, it was the 5th most popular female name in Macedonia.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Snezhala (Bulgarian: snyeh-ZHAH-lah)
  • Sniježana/Snježana (Croatian/Slovene: snee-yeh-ZHAH-nah; snyeh-ZHAH-nah)
  • Snježna (Croatian: SNYEHZH-nah)
  • Śnieżka (Polish: very obscure, also a direct translation of Snow White in Polish. SHNYESH-kah)
  • Snezhana Снежана (Russian/Bulgarian/Macedonian/Ukrainian: snyeh-ZHAH-mah)
  • Snežana Снежана (Serbian)
  • Sneža/Snežka/Snežna (Slovene: Sneh-zhah, Snesh-kah, Snezh-nah)
  • Snežanka/Snežica (Slovene: sneh-ZHAHN-kah, sneh-ZHEET-sah)

Southern Slavic masculine forms are: Snežan, Snježko and Snježan.

The designated name-day in Bulgaria is December 14, in other countries, it is August 5.

Sanja

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Bosnian, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene
Meaning: “dream”
(SAHN-yah)

The name is derived from the South Slavic word sanjati meaning “to dream.” Thanks to Capucine for suggesting this name.

The name also has a history of being used as a diminutive form of Alexandra, in recent years, however, the name has exclusively been used as an independent given name due to the fact that it means dream. It currently ranks as the 86th most popular female name in Slovenia. The name is borne by Croatian singer and television host, Sanja Doležal (b.1963), Montengrin Serb singer, Sanja Djordjevic, Croatian-American actress and star of Holes Sanya Mateyash (nee Sanja Matejaš) and Serbian singer, Sanja Maletić (b. 1973).

A masculine form is Sanjin.

Krasomila

pysna_princeznaGender: Feminine
Origin: Czech/Slovak, Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovenian, Macedonian
Meaning: “lover of beauty.”
(krah-soh-MEE-lah).

The name is composed of the Old Slavonic elements kras meaning “beauty” and mil meaning “love; favour; grace.” In Czech and Slovak, the name is associated with Pysna Princezna a beloved Czechoslovak fairy tale written by Bozena Nemcova, the story was adapted into a classic Czech film in the 1950s. The protagonist princess is named Krasomila. The designated name-day is October 10.

Bisera

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Slavic
Meaning: “pearl”
(bee-SARE-ah)

The name is derived from the Slavonic element, biser, meaning “pearl.”

The name is popular throughout the Southern Slavic countries.

It is borne by famous Croation actress, Bisera Veletanlic (b. 1942-).

Variations include Biserka.