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Sviatoslav or Svyatoslav is a given name of Slavic origin. Cognates include Svetoslav, Svatoslav, Świętosław, Svetislav. It has a Pre-Christian pagan character and means "one who worships the light". In Christian times the name's meaning started to be associated with the roots "sveat'" (holy) + "slava" (worship), to be explained as "One who worships the Holy". A diminutive form for Sviatoslav is Svetlyo (Bulgarian), Slava (Russian), Świętek (Polish), Slavik (Ukrainian). Its feminine form is Sviatoslava. The name may refer to: