The most common Czech surnames are Novák (“Newman”), Svoboda (“Freeman,” literally “Freedom”), Novotný (same origin as Novák) , Dvořák (from dvůr, “court”) and Černý (“Black”).
20 Interesting Facts About the Czech Republic The Czech Republic ranks as the seventh safest country to live in the world. The country’s expat community is huge. It has the most castles in Europe. The Czech Republic is home to the largest ancient castle in the world. The Elbe River rises in the country. The Czech Republic’s highest point of elevation is Sněžka.
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.
|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%|
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 Czechs (Czech: Češi , pronounced [ˈtʃɛʃɪ]; singular masculine: Čech [ˈtʃɛx], singular feminine: Češka [ˈtʃɛʃka]), or the Czech people (Český lid), are a West Slavic ethnic group and a nation native to the Czech Republic in Central Europe, who share a common ancestry, culture, history, and Czech language.
On January 1, 1993, Czechoslovakia separated peacefully into two new countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Christianity accounted for 31.5% of Czech citizens. Roman Catholics were the largest Christian denomination, making up 27.1% of Czech citizens, while Protestants made up 1.0%, and other types of Christians were 3.4%. Atheists accounted for 25.8% of the population.
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.)
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 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.