Stanislav (given name)

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Gender male
Word/name Slavic
Meaning stani ("to become") + slava ("glory, fame")
Other names
Alternative spelling Stanislaus (Latin), Stanislav (Slovak), Stanislau (Belarusian), Stanislas (French), Stanislavs (Latvian), Stanislovas (Lithuanian), Stanisław (Polish), Estanislau (Portuguese), Estanislao (Spanish),

Stanislav or Stanislaus (Latinized form) is a very old given name of Slavic origin, meaning someone who achieves glory or fame. It is common in the Slavic countries of Central and South Eastern Europe. The name has spread to many non-Slavic languages as well, such as French (Stanislas), German, and others.

The feminine form is Stanislava.

The English name Stanley is popularly regarded as—and often thought to be—the Anglicized form.[citation needed] But this is historically and linguistically inaccurate; the two names have entirely different origins and meanings.[citation needed]


Polish language[edit]

In the Polish language, the name Stanisław has the following diminutives: Stach, Stan, Stańko, Staś, Stasio, Stasiu, Stasiek, Staszek.

Variants: Stasław, Tasław.

Its feminine form is Stanisława.

Stasiek, Stach may also be a surname.

Other derived surnames:

Russian language[edit]

In the Russian language, the name Stanislav is usually abbreviated either to Stas (diminutive Stasik).

Slovene language[edit]

In the Slovene language, the name Stanislav is usually abbreviated either to Stanko, Stane or Slavko.


Станіслаў / Stanisłaŭ (Belarusian), Stanislav (Croatian, Czech, Serbian, Slovak and Slovene), Станіслав (Ukrainian), Станислав (Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian), Stanislas (French), Stanislaus (German, Latin), Stanislovas (Lithuanian), Staņislavs (Latvian), Stanislao (Italian), Estanislau (Portuguese), Ainéislis (Irish/Gaelic), Estanislao (Spanish) and Szaniszló (Magyar/Hungarian).

It can easily be Anglicized to "Stanley" in English with the nickname "Stan" (as in Stan Musial), even if "Stanley" has an alternative English origin. "Stoshu" is sometimes used as an anglicized spelling.[citation needed]

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