Type Surname (from given name)
Other Forms FormsWenses, Wenceslaus , Wenceslas, Wuences, Wencess, Wencis, Wances, Winces, Wencesiao, Wenceslao, Wiencis, Wencius
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Meaning & History
Based on Wenceslaus or Wenceslas, latinized forms of name of Slavic rulers in various forms such as Václav, Wacław, Więcesław, Vyacheslav, Vjenceslav, etc. Derived from the Slavic words veli/vyache/więce/više ("great(er), large(r)"), and slava ("glory, fame"). It roughly means "greater glory."The forms Wences or Wenses are common Spanish and Mediterranean variations.Famouse person with Wences name: Señor Wences AKA Wenceslao Moreno (April 17, 1896 – April 20, 1999), a Spanish ventriloquist.