Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Wenceslas m. Slavic veli, vyache, więce 'great, more, large' + Slavic sława, slava 'glory, fame'.

The name of a 10th C duke of Bohemia and saint, a 13th C king of Bohemia, a 13th-14th C king of Bohemia, a 14th C king of Bohemia, the birth name of a 14th C king of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, and a 14th-15th C king of Bohemia.

Czech Republic
Latin
1331 Wencezlaus (nom) Rössler1 32; 1337 Wenceslaus (nom) ibid. 29; 1338 Wenceslaus (nom) ibid. 44; 1343 Wenceslai (gen) Rössler2 131, p. 67, Wenceslao (dat) ibid. 116, p. 60, Wenceslaum (acc) ibid. 116, p. 60, Wenceslaus (nom) ibid. 116, p. 60; 1345 Wenceslavs (nom) CDEM-7.2 614; 1349 Wenceslaus (nom) chlumecky 34, Wencezlao (dat) ibid. 112, Wencezslaus (nom) ibid. 112; 1350 Wenceslao (dat) ibid. 165, Wenceslaus (nom) ibid. 157; 1351 Wenczeslao (dat) ibid. 54; 1353 Waczslaw (nom) ibid. 18, p. 22, Wenczeslaus (nom) ibid. 112; 1358 Waczlaw (nom) ibid. 235, p. 31
Middle High German
c1338 Wenslav (nom) Rössler1 71; c1339 Wenzlav (nom) ibid. 93, Wenzlaw (nom) ibid. 91; 1340 Wenzlav (nom) ibid. 97; 1341 Wenzlav (nom) ibid. 33; 1342 Wenzlav (nom) ibid. 98; 1344 Wenzlav (nom) ibid. 99; c1361 Wenzlaw (nom) ibid. 84; 1364 Wenzlaw (nom) ibid. 59; 1365 Wenzlaw (nom) ibid. 58; 1370 Wenslav (nom) ibid. 62; 1389 Wenzlav (nom) ibid. 118
c1339 Wenzell (nom) Rössler1 93
Estonia
Middle Low German
1592 Wentz Tiik1977 p. 288
Germany
Latin
1225 Wentzlaus (nom) hennes-vol1 68; 1401 Wentzelao (dat) HD1401 no. 256
Early New High German
1409 Wenczlouwen (acc) UrkJen2 17
1497 Wentzel Nurn1497 1493, Wentzell ibid. 556
Hungary
Latin
1302 Wynzlow (nom) Slíz p. 501, s.n. Wynzlow; 1304 Vencezlaus (nom) ibid. p. 501, s.n. Wynzlow, Wynoslou (nom) ibid. p. 501, s.n. Wynzlow; 1317 venchezlao (dat) ibid. p. 501, s.n. Wynzlow; 1324 Vycylo (nom) ibid. p. 501, s.n. Wynzlow, Wyncylo (nom) ibid. p. 501, s.n. Wynzlow, Wyzlou (nom) ibid. p. 501, s.n. Wynzlow; 1327 Vinchlow (nom) ibid. p. 501, s.n. Wynzlow, Wynchlou (nom) ibid. p. 501, s.n. Wynzlow; 1332x1337 Wenceslaus (nom) ibid. p. 502, s.n. Wynzlow; 1340 Vynchlou (nom) ibid. p. 501, s.n. Wynzlow; 1342 Vinczlov (nom) ibid. p. 501, s.n. Wynzlow
Cite as: R. Le Get, M. Slíz, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Wenceslas". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Wenceslas.