Czech and Slovak Names

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Czech and Slovak names are used in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, two countries which use closely related languages (Czech and Slovak). The full Czech or Slovak name usually consists of a given name and a family name.

The family name differs depending on whether it belongs to a male or female. Usually the suffix -ová is added to the masculine form to make it feminine. For example, the family name Novák becomes Nováková. If the family name is adjectival (ending in ) then the suffix is added. For example Novotný becomes Novotná.

Given names are often taken from the names of saints. Some traditional Slavic names are also in use. See European names.

The word name in Czech is jméno, in Slovak is meno.

On this site

List of Czech names and meanings
List of Slovak names and meanings

List of Czech name days
List of Slovak name days