#357941

Anonymous

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Names in Evangelium de Cividale (8th-9th century) are names of rulers, aristocrats, dignitaries and merchants from today's Slovakia like :

King Svätopluk (szuentiepulc), his wife Svätožizňa (szuentezizna) and their son Predeslav (predezlauz);
Prince/King Rastislav (rastisclao);
Magnate Nitrabor (nitrabor);
Prince Pribina (priuuina) and his son Koceľ (quocili);
Magnate Braslav (prebrassclava);
Mnedrag (menedraga);
Radoslav (radozlau);
Nosomír (nazamyr);
Sebemysla (sobemuscla);
Slovenka (sclauuenca) – just like name for Slovak women;
Mojislavka (moisclaica);
etc.
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Slavs were using only one name unlike Christians. It is possible to define the status of person by name.

Rulers and nobility used combined names with suffix like :

-mirъ/-měrъ (Čьstimirъ, Drьžiměrъ, Lichoměrъ);
-slavъ (Rastislavъ, Prědeslavъ);
-dragъ, -myslъ, -gojь (Mnědragъ, Dobromyslъ, Ratigojь);
-borъ, -dějь, -plъkъ, -radъ, -těchъ, -vidъ (Nitraborъ, Dobrodějь, Svteplъkъ, Sobětěchъ, Dragovidъ)
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Common people used simple names like :

Bača (Bacha, 1111), Dojka (Doyka, 1400), Gajdoš (Gaydoš, 1476), Kňaz (Kenaz, 1278), Švec (Swecz, 1494), Vladyka (Wladyka, 1494), Biela (Bela, 1086), Dobra (Dobra, 1410), Holý (Holy, 1424), Mladý (Mlady, 1494), Šarkan (Sarkaan, 1478), Ded (Ded, 1135), Bok (Bok, 1321), Vlas (Vlas, 1138), Blcha (Blcha, 1488), Dub (Dwb, 1431), Popol (Popol, 1254), Obed (Obed, 1269), Uzda (Uzdae, 1269), Koč (Koch, 1335), Remeň (Remen, 1138), Hrad (Hrad, 1206), Sila (Sila, 1138), Strach (Strach, 1273).
These are first names, not surnames. Later, common people used also names of rulers and nobility, e.g. names Svätopluk or Rastislav are used till now.