Today, Eliška is the most popular name among women. Tereza, Adéla, Anna , and Natálie round out the top 5. For men, Honza has finally been usurped. In the current decade, Jakub is the most popular male name, followed by Jan, Tomáš, Adam , and Matyáš.
The most common Czech surnames are Novák (“Newman”), Svoboda (“Freeman,” literally “Freedom”), Novotný (same origin as Novák) , Dvořák (from dvůr, “court”) and Černý (“Black”).
The use of middle names or patronymics isn’t practiced in the Czech Republic. Most forms only have sections for first and last names , so for paperwork purposes, the advice is usually to include the middle name in the first name section, or to exclude it altogether.
Slavonic origin, Czech and Slavic use: It is derived literally from the word mila which is of the meaning ‘pleasant, dear’. Mila is also a contracted form ( Czech and Slavic) of the Czech and Russian Miloslava.
It means little mouse in Czech as well. Standard mouse is mys and myska ( mishka ) is little mouse. Misa (pronounced Misha) is also used as a short nickname for those named Michael or Michaela. Misa also mean little bear.
In Czech and other Slavic languages, the suffix ” ova ” is added to the last names of all females. It’s an ending long-ingrained in the vernacular that quite literally means “belonging to” the male, as in belonging to a woman’s father or husband. (In English, ” ova ” is plural for “ovum,” a female egg cell.)
|name SMITH||rank 1||White percent 70.90%|
|name JOHNSON||rank 2||White percent 58.97%|
|name WILLIAMS||rank 3||White percent 45.75%|
|name BROWN||rank 4||White percent 57.95%|
Following the dissolution of the monarchy , the Bohemian lands, now also referred to as Czech lands, became part of Czechoslovakia , and form today’s Czech Republic (Czechia) since 1993. List of Bohemian monarchs.
|Monarchy of Bohemia|
|First monarch||Bořivoj I (as duke)|
|Last monarch||Charles III (as king)|
The rate of violent crime is low and most areas of Prague are safe to walk around even after dark. Be careful on Wenceslas Square. It is usually packed with tourists and the crowds make things easy for pickpockets. There have also been cases of trusting “love-seekers” being robbed of all their money at night .
Czechoslovakia, Czech and Slovak Československo, former country in central Europe encompassing the historical lands of Bohemia, Moravia, and Slovakia . Czechoslovakia was formed from several provinces of the collapsing empire of Austria-Hungary in 1918, at the end of World War I.
The different meanings of the name Mila are: Polish meaning : Young ceremonial attendant. Russian meaning : Loved by the people.
The current English ethnonym Czech comes from the Polish ethnonym associated with the area, which ultimately comes from the Czech word Čech. The words “Czechian”, “Czechish”, “Czechic” and later ” Czech ” (using antiquated Czech spelling) have appeared in English-language texts since the 17th century.