BOLESŁAW
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Polish
PRONOUNCED: baw-LE-swahf   [key]
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.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVE: Bolek
FEMININE FORM: Bolesława
OTHER LANGUAGES: Boleslav (Czech), Boleslav (Russian)