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

Categories

history, kings
Entry updated July 2, 2017