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, Staniswaw (Belarusian), Stanislas (French), Stanislavs (Latvian), Stanislovas (Lithuanian), Stanisław (Polish), Estanislau (Portuguese), Estanislao (Spanish), Szaniszló (Hungarian)

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. Bruno is also a commonly used nickname for Stanislav.

Polish language[edit]

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

Variants: Stasław, Tasław.

Its feminine form is Stanisława.

Stasiek, Stach may also be surnames.

Other derived surnames:

East Slavic languages[edit]

In the Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian languages, the diminutive forms of the name are Stas' and Stasik.

Slovene language[edit]

In the Slovene language, the name Stanislav is usually abbreviated either to Stanko, Stano or Staňo.


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).

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