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.
Prague is also called the “City of a Hundred Spires”, based on a count by 19th century mathematician Bernard Bolzano; today’s count is estimated by the Prague Information Service at 500. Nicknames for Prague have also included: the Golden City, the Mother of Cities and the Heart of Europe .
On January 1, 1993, Czechoslovakia separated peacefully into two new countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The name Bohemia was rejected because it explicitly excluded Moravia and Czech Silesia in the east of the country. “Czechia makes some sense historically but the common people will call it the Czech Republic,” she said. “You cannot change a language by law; it’s like a living organism.
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.
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.