Tomislav (Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [tǒmislaʋ], Cyrillic: Томислав) is a masculine given name of Slavic origin, that is widespread amongst the South Slavs. The name is also found (with different spellings) amongst West Slavs as Tomisław, and Hungarians as Tomiszláv.
|Pronunciation||Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [tǒmislaʋ]|
|Name day||Thomas the Apostle|
|Meaning||Old Slavonic: томить/томити (to "languish", "torture", "struggle", "pine" or "yearn") + слава ("glory", "celebration")|
|Alternative spelling||Cyrillic: Томислав, Tomisław, Tomiszláv|
|Variant form(s)||Toma, Tomo, Tome, Tomče, Tomica, Tom, Tomi|
|Related names||female form Tomislava|
The meaning of the name Tomislav is thought to have derived from the Old Slavonic verb "tomiti" or "tomit'" meaning to "languish", "torture" or "struggle", combined with "slava" meaning glory. Other origin theories suggest the name is a variant derived from the New Testament Apostle Thomas, whilst another theory postulates that it is a Slavicised corruption of the (Dog) Latin "Dominus Slavus".
The first recorded bearer of the name was the 10th-century King Tomislav of Croatia, for this reason it has become popular amongst Croats. The name is also widespread amongst Serbs, reaching popularity during the 1930s and 40s. Serbian King Alexander I of Yugoslavia gave his second child "the Croatian name Tomislav" as a symbolic gesture of unity for his subjects. The name is also carried within the nations of Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Bulgaria. Tomislav can also be found with alternative spelling in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Toma is a popular diminutive for Tomislav in the Balkans, whilst the derivative Name day (Tomindan) is celebrated on October 6th according to the Julian calendar, and October 19th in the Gregorian calendar.
People with the nameEdit
Arts & EntertainmentEdit
- Tomislav Dretar, Croatian novelist
- Tomislav Ivčić, Croatian singer
- Tomislav Ladan, Croatian novelist
- Tomislav Miličević, American musician
- Tomislav Mužek, Croatian tenor
- Tomislav Osmanli, Macedonian screenwriter
- Tomislav "Toma" Zdravković, Serbian singer
- Tomislav Zografski, Macedonian composer
- Tomislav Damnjanovic, Serbian businessman & arms smuggler
- Tomislav Momirović, Serbian businessman and politician
- Tomislav Karadžić, Montenegrin-Serb businessman & football administrator
- Tomislav Donchev, Bulgarian politician
- Tomislav Karamarko, Croatian politician
- Tomislav Lampel, birth name of the Serbian-Israeli politician Yosef "Tommy" Lapid
- Tomislav Ljubenović, Serbian politician
- Tomislav Merčep, Croatian politician
- Tomislav Nikolić, former President of Serbia
- Tomislav Petrak, Croatian politician
- Tomislav Žigmanov, Croat-Serbian politician
- Tomislav of Croatia
- Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia
- Tomislav II (honorary title), Prince Aimone, 4th Duke of Aosta
Science & AcademiaEdit
- Tomislav Maretić, Croatian linguist & lexicographer
- Tomisław Morawski, Polish mining engineer
- Tomislav Šola, Croatian museologist
- Tomislav Trifić, Serbian academic & graphic artist
- Tomislav Volek, Czech musicologist
- Tomislav Ašković, Serbian long-distance runner
- Tomislav Brkić, Bosnian tennis player
- Tomislav Butina, Croatian footballer
- Tomislav Ćiraković, Montenegrin footballer
- Tomislav Colić, Serbian footballer
- Tomislav Crnković, Croatian footballer
- Tomislav Dokić, Serbian volleyball player
- Tomislav Draganja, Croatian tennis player
- Tomislav Ivić, Croatian football manager
- Tomislav Ivković, Croatian footballer
- Tomislav Jagurinovski, Macedonian handball player
- Tomislav Jotovski, Macedonian tennis player
- Tomislav Jurić, Croatian footballer
- Tomislav Kaloperović, Serbian footballer & manager
- Tomislav Karlo, Croatian swimmer
- Tomislav Kelava, Serbian boxer
- Tomislav Knez, Bosnian footballer
- Tomi Kostadinov, Bulgarian footballer
- Tomislav Marić, Croatian footballer
- Tomislav Mikulić, Croatian footballer
- Tomislav Milićević, Serbian footballer
- Tomislav Mišura, Slovenian footballer
- Tomislav Mrčela, Australian footballer
- Tomislav Papazov, Bulgarian footballer
- Tomislav Pavlov, Bulgarian footballer
- Tomislav Pajović, Serbian footballer
- Tomislav Pondeljak, Australian footballer
- Tomislav Prosen, Croatian footballer
- Tomislav Pucar, Croatian table tennis player
- Tomislav Sivić, Serbian footballer
- Tomislav Smoljanović, Croatian rower
- Tomislav Šokota, Croatian footballer
- Tomisław Tajner, Polish ski jumper
- Tomislav Ternar, Slovenian tennis player
- Tomislav Tomić, Bosnian footballer
- Tomislav Višević, Bosnian-Croat footballer
Geographical place namesEdit
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