Its source is jug slav, a Slavic name meaning "South Slav."
This girl's name is used in Serbian.
The Slavs are an ethnic group embracing the Polish, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Serbian and Croatian peoples, among other groups.
Jugoslava is derived from the same source as the name of the 20th-century nation known to the West as Yugoslavia. The personal name was relatively popular before the country broke into its several parts.