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What does Wenceslaus mean?

Wenceslaus Pronunciation of Wenceslaus [wences-laus] as a boys' name is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Wenceslaus is "greater glory". From "ventie slav". Also possibly refers to the Wendlas, or Vandals, a Slavic people who lived in northern Europe in the Middle Ages. King Wenceslas, patron saint of the Czech Republic, was a 10th-century monarch of Bohemia and a martyr for faith. The name was made famous by the famous Christmas carol written in the 19th century. Venceslao is the Spanish form.

Associated with: greater, king, famous, 19th century.


Wenceslaus has 8 variants: Venceslao, Vlacheslav, Vyachaslav, Vyacheslav, Wenceslas, Wenczeslaw, Wenzel and Wiencyslaw.

Creative forms:
(male) Wentceslaus, ..

(female) Wencesta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wenceslaus Truett (W.T.), ..

How popular is Wenceslaus?

Wenceslaus is a rare given name for males. Wenceslaus is an equivalently unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only popular alternative form of Wenceslaus (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000 is Wenzel. This form of Wenceslaus was at the top of its popularity 135 years ago (#1578). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wenzel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wenceslaus and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arcelius, Archelaus, Aricelius, Arkelaus, Cecilius, Ernestus, Ladislaus, Marcellus, Nicholaus, Nickolaus, Nicolaus, Stanislaus, Vincentius, Wendel, Wendell and Wilhelmus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Wenceslaus.

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