Slavkov u Brna

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Type Settlement
Usage Czech
Pronounced Pron. /ˈslaf.kof ˈu br̩.na/  [key·simplify]
Other Forms Forms(Historical) Slavkov

Meaning & History

Historically named Slavkov, it is derived from the name Slávek, a colloquial derivative of Bohuslav, which was likely the name of a prominent town figure or property owner. In 1918, Slavkov was renamed Slavkov u Brna, meaning "Slavkov near Brno", to distinguish it from other places with the same name.

The town is also known as Austerlitz in German, for which the names of other locations and a surname are derived. Austerlitz stems from a different etymology that predates the Czech name. The name Slavkov was first documented in 1361.
Added 11/16/2022 by wilderneyes
Edited 11/16/2022 by wilderneyes