First name origin & meaning:
Czechoslovakian: Great glory
First name variations: Cleve, Clive, Cleavon, Cleavland, Cleon, Clevon, Velek, Velousek, Veleslav
Last name origins & meanings:
- 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’.
- Spanish: habitational name from a place name Vela, in Córdoba
- Portuguese: habitational name from a place
named Vela in Portugal.
- Czech: from a pet form of either of
two personal names, Velislav or Velimir.
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