Boleslaw (given name)

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Boleslav / Bolesław
Pronunciation Czech: [bolɛˈslaf]
Polish: [bɔlɛˈswaf]
Gender male
Origin
Word/name Slavic
Meaning bole ("large, more") + sława/slava ("glory, fame")
Other names
Variant form(s) Bolesława/Boleslava (f)
Nickname(s) Bolek, Bolko, Bolo, Slava, Slavko, Sławek
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Boleslaw, Bolesław, Boleslav or Boleslaus in Latin, is a male given name of Slavic origin meaning great glory. Feminine forms: Bolesława / Boleslava.

It was the favoured dynastic name in Polish Piast dynasty and also – in a considerably lesser extent – among Czech Přemyslids. Into the Piasts was borrowed from Přemyslids through inheritance in female line. (Mother of first Polish monarch of that name, i.e. Boleslaus the Brave, was Czech princess Doubravka of Bohemia, whose father and brother had been bearing the name "Boleslav".)

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