Gender Masculine
Usage Polish
Pronounced Pron. baw-LEH-swaf  [key·IPA]

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

Feminine FormBolesława
Other Languages & CulturesBoleslav(Czech) Boleslav(Russian)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   strong   rough   strange   complex  

Name Days

Poland: August 19


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


Entry updated April 25, 2021