Malina

Origin: Scottish, Bulgarian, Serbian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Greek, Inuit Meaning: a diminutive of Scottish Malcolmina, the feminine form of Malcolm meaning “disciple of Saint Columba”. Malina is also a Slavic name meaning “raspberry”. Mălina is also a Romanian name, deriving from the Romanian word mălin meaning “bird cherry tree”. It could also be an…

Iskra

Origin: Slavic Meaning: spark

Simeon

Origin: Hebrew ( שִׁמְעוֹן ) Hebrew ( Симеон ) Bulgarian Serbian Meaning: from Hebrew Shim’on, a variant of Greek Simon meaning “he has heard” or “God is listening”

Drago

Origin: Slavic, Italian Драго (Serbian) Meaning: from Slavic element dragu meaning “peace” as well as being a short form of names beginning with the element (such as Dragan, Dragomir, or Dragas, etc.) It’s also an Italian word meaning “dragon”, the Italian form of Latin draco Draga is its feminine form

Vladimir, Vladimír

Origin: Slavic Владимир (Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian) Meaning: from Slavic elements vladeti “rule” and meru “great, famous” meaning “famous ruler”. According to Behindthename, the second element could also be associated with miru “peace, world” so the meaning could also be “peaceful ruler” or “world ruler”. The Vladimír spelling is the Czech and Slovak form of Vladimir.

Dejan

Origin: Slavic, Latin Дејан (Serbian and Macedonian) Meaning: either derived from a South Slavic word dejati meaning “to act, to do” or related to Latin deus “god” Variants: Deyan, Dejana (feminine form) Dejan is pronounced “de-yan” with the “j” silent.

Milan

Origin: Slavic Милан (Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian) Meaning: from Slavic element milu meaning :gracious, dear”. According to Wikipedia, it also has Indian and Latin origins; in Hindu it’s supposed to mean “eager”, “worthy”, or “competitor”, all coming from an expression meaning “a coming together”. In Latin, it’s supposed to mean “eager and laborious” In Slavic-speaking countries, Milan…

Ivan

Origin: Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovene, Macedonian, English Meaning: Slavic form of John, meaning “Yahweh is gracious” Although in English, Ivan is always pronounced as “eye-ven”, in Russian and Ukrainian it’s pronounced as “ee-vahn”

Neven

Origin: Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian, Irish Meaning: marigold; saintly, holy, religious Neven is the masculine form of Nevena, which means marigold; it could also be a variant spelling of Irish Nevan, which means either holy, religious, or saintly;

Darko

Origin: Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian Meaning: gift

Petra

Origin: Greek, Finnish, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Meaning: feminine form of Peter, meaning “stone” or “rock” Variants: Peta, Petrina, Penka

Boris

Origin: Russian, Bulgarian, German, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, Georgian Meaning: could possibly mean wolf, short, or snow leopard