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GenderMasculine
UsagePolish
PronouncedPron.baw-LE-swaf
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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.
DiminutiveBolek
Feminine FormBolesława
Other Languages & CulturesBoleslav Czech Boleslav Russian

Images

Bolesław the Brave in a 1771 painting by Marcello BacciarelliBolesław the Brave in a 1771 painting by Marcello Bacciarelli

Categories

history, kings
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute