Czech Names for Boys

Czech names for boys hail from the medieval castle capital of the world, and many of these dashing Czech boys' names do have a certain knightly air about them: Alberik, Kazimir, Ludvik, Vladko... These powerful Czech boy names could have been plucked straight from the pages of a chivalric romance! But if you're looking for a Czech baby boy name that feels more contemporary, you'll find plenty of fresh options to consider here: try Albin or Aleksy, Dano or Dushan.

Browse our full roster of cool Czech baby names for boys below. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.
  1. Valentin
    • Origin:

      French, German, Russian, Czech, Scandinavian variation of Valentine
    • Meaning:

      "strength, health"
    • Description:

      Romantic name used throughout Europe, though sure to lead to pronunciation problems here. Though it's never been too widely used in the US, it's quite popular in Switzerland, France, Austria, and Romania.
  2. Kafka
    • Origin:

      Czech
    • Meaning:

      "jackdaw"
    • Description:

      Murakami's Kafka on the Shore features a character named after the famous Czech author of The Metamorphoses.
  3. Alois
    • Albin
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "white"
      • Description:

        Albin is a modern form of the ancient Roman Albinus or Albus, meaning white or bright. There was a Saint Albinus who was also known as Aubin. In the contemporary world, Albin is popular in Sweden and ripe for export as a simple, unusual name with deep history.
    • Artis
      • Origin:

        Celtic
      • Meaning:

        "bear"
      • Description:

        Some sources say Artis is a form of Arthur, and it certainly has the same root and meaning of bear. But Artis is a name in its own right with a 60-year history on the US Top 1000, from about 1900 until the early 1960s.
    • Bela
      • Origin:

        Czech
      • Meaning:

        "white"
      • Description:

        Despite the light, pretty sound of Bella for a girl, the boys' name Bela has dark and mysterious undertones, thanks to Dracula actor Bela Lugosi. Béla is also the first name of composer Bartók.
    • Damek
      • Origin:

        Slavic variation of Adam
      • Meaning:

        "son of the red earth"
      • Description:

        Damek, which you might think of as Adam with a Slavic accent, considerably freshens up the original.
    • Kazimir
      • Origin:

        Russian, Slovene, Croatian
      • Meaning:

        "destroyer of peace"
      • Description:

        A strong Slavic classic, borne by many kings and princes through the ages.
    • Marek
      • Origin:

        Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak variation of Mark, Latin
      • Meaning:

        "warlike"
      • Description:

        A wearable update to the New Testament classic.
    • Teodor
      • Origin:

        Slavic variation of Theodore, English from Greek
      • Meaning:

        "gift of God"
      • Description:

        You’re most likely to find this Theodore cognate in Eastern Europe, where it ranks among the top names for boys in the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, and Romania. The nickname Teo is a real winner.
    • Matej
      • Origin:

        Slovak, Slovene, and Croatian variation of Matthew
      • Meaning:

        "gift of God"
      • Description:

        Central European form of Matthew.
    • Ales
      • Bohdan
        • Origin:

          Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Slovak
        • Meaning:

          "given by god"
        • Description:

          Variant of the popular Slavic name Bogdan, meaning "given by god".
      • Vasil
        • Origin:

          Slavic short form of Basil, Greek
        • Meaning:

          "royal"
        • Description:

          Basil and all his brothers and sisters have a meaning related to royalty, sometimes cited as king, queen, royal, regal.
      • Danek
        • Karol
          • Samo
            • Origin:

              Czech variation of Samuel
            • Description:

              Energetic and bouncy, but keep it as a short form.
          • Michal
            • Origin:

              Czech, Slavic, and Polish variation of Michael
            • Meaning:

              "who is like God?"
            • Description:

              Michal may be one of several Eastern European forms of Michael, though there is a biblical Michal who is female, the daughter of Saul and wife of David.
          • Miklós
            • Origin:

              Czech and Hungarian variation of Nicholas
            • Description:

              Surprisingly, attached to the Greek Nikolaos rather than Michael.
          • Brandeis
            • Origin:

              Place-name from Czech town of Brandy's
            • Description:

              Possible hero name, via Louis Brandeis, an influential lawyer and the first Jewish justice of the U. S. Supreme Court.