Given Name BOLESŁAW

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Polish
PRONOUNCED: baw-LE-swaf   [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Slavic elements bolye "more, greater" and slava "glory". This was the name of kings of Poland, starting in the 11th century with the first Polish king Bolesław the Brave.

Categories

kings
DIMINUTIVE: Bolek
FEMININE FORM: Bolesława
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Boleslav (Czech), Boleslav (Russian)
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