were used by the Slavic peoples of eastern Europe. Until about 1000 AD the Slavs spoke a common language
, the ancestor of the Slavic languages
Slavic names are often dithematic, consisting of two elements. For example, the name Boleslav is formed of two elements, bole = "large" and slav = "glory".
See also Russian names, Polish names, Czech and Slovak names, and Bulgarian names.