The Zs of Ukrainian names

Male names:

Zhadan means “desired, welcomed, wished-for,” derived from a contracted participle of the verb zhadaty. It possibly may be a Ukrainian form of the Latin name Desiderius, derived from desiderium (desire, longing).

Zoreslav means “dawn glory.”

Zoryan means “star.”

Female names:

Zinayida is a rare form of Zinaida, which comes from the Greek name Zenais and ultimately Zeus (“shine” or “sky”).

Zlatyslava means “golden and glorious.”

Zoreslava, or Zorislava, means “dawn glory.”

Zoriana derives from zora, the South and West Slavic word for “dawn, daybreak, aurora.” The Zorya are two guardian goddesses in the form of evening stars and the morning star in Slavic mythology.

Zoryana means “star.”

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