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First name origin & meaning:

Czechoslovakian: Great glory

First name variations: Velek, Velousek, Veleslav

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Spanish, Catalan and Galician: of uncertain derivation; it could be from the pre-Roman personal name Vela (compare Basque bela, vela ‘raven’). More likely perhaps, it may be a byname from vela meaning either ‘sail’ or ‘watchman’.
  2. Spanish: habitational name from a place name Vela, in Córdoba province.
  3. Portuguese: habitational name from a place named Vela in Portugal.
  4. Czech: from a pet form of either of two personal names, Velislav or Velimir.
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