Meaning:Glory of the sun; Fervent worship of God
Jaroslav is a Czech and Slovakian name for boys. Although its etymology is still debated, the consensus is that it means “glory of the sun.” However, with the adoption of Christianity in the Slavic countries, the pagan implication was dropped and replaced with “fervent worship of God.” Whichever interpretation you’re drawn towards, this moniker is not without its accomplished bearers, the likes of Jaroslav Heyrovsky, recipient of the Nobel Prize for his work in polarography, Jaroslav Seifert, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, and Jaroslav Vrchlicky, an eight-time nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature. In the company of such great men, your little one is sure to feel inspired to make their mark and write their own glorious legacy.
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