An Irish and Czech name, Slavens from the Gaelic term ‘sliabh’ means mountain. From the Czech language the term ‘slava’ means glory. Variations in spelling for Slavens include Slaven, Slavin, Slevin, Sleavin, Slavena, Slava, Slavenka and Slavka. Mostly in the southern region of England is where many with of the Slavens name live in the city of London, Kent and Berkshire. In Ireland the Slavens families are in the Fermanagh area. Within the United States the states of Missouri, Texas, Kansas, Oregon, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa have the higher populations of families with the Slavens surname. Famous: Samuel Slavens (awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Civil War) and Mark Slavens (a judge and politician from Michigan).