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Gender Masculine
Usage Czech, Slovak
Pronounced Pron. VATS-laf(Czech)
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Meaning & History

Contracted form of the older name Veceslav, from the Slavic elements veche "more" and slava "glory". Saint Václav (known as Wenceslas in English) was a 10th-century duke of Bohemia murdered by his brother. He is the patron saint of the Czech Republic. This was also the name of several Bohemian kings.
Feminine FormsVáclava, Vendula(Czech)
Other Languages & CulturesViachaslau(Belarusian) Ventseslav(Bulgarian) Višeslav(Croatian) Wenzel, Wenzeslaus(German) Wenceslaus, Wenceslas(History) Vencel(Hungarian) Venceslao(Italian) Veceslav, Venceslaus, Wenceslaus(Medieval Czech) Wacław, Więcesław(Polish) Veaceslav(Romanian) Vyacheslav, Slava(Russian) Višeslav(Serbian) Venceslás(Spanish) Vyacheslav(Ukrainian)
Surname DescendantVančura(Czech)


Depiction of Saint Václav by Adolf Zimmermann (1852)Depiction of Saint Václav by Adolf Zimmermann (1852)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   strong   strange   serious   nerdy  
Czech Republic: September 28
Slovakia: September 28


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