Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Zdeslava f. Slavic zdzie, zde 'to do, make' + Slavic sława, slava 'glory, fame'.

The name of a 13th C Czech saint.

The diminutive form Zdenka is also sometimes a form of Sidonia.

Czech Republic
Latin
1349 Sdynka (nom) chlumecky 50, Zdinka (nom) ibid. 106; 1350 Zdincze (dat) ibid. 201; 1351 Zdinca (nom) ibid. 4; 1353 Zdincze (dat) ibid. 30, p. 22; 1356 Sdincze (dat) ibid. 176, p. 29; 1358 Sdinca (nom) ibid. 207, p. 30, Sdynka (nom) ibid. 247, p. 31
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Zdeslava". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Zdeslava.