Vjatscheslav (Cyrillic Вячеслав , scientific transliteration Vjačeslav ) is an East Slavic male given name. The short form often used is slava .
Origin and meaning
Vyacheslav is composed of two components. Wjatsche- means 'more, bigger', -slav means 'fame'. The name could be translated as "the most glorious". The analogous Czech and Polish forms are Václav and Waclaw , Germanized Wenzel (Wenceslas).
After several Russian princes bore this first name in the Middle Ages, like most non-Christian Slavic first names in the sphere of influence of the Russian Orthodox Church, it became out of use for several centuries. It experienced a renewed distribution from the second half of the 19th century and increasingly in the 20th century when interest in history and one's own national identity increased.
- Vyacheslav Anissin (* 1951), Russian ice hockey player.
- Vyacheslav Artyomov (* 1940), Russian composer.
- Vyacheslav Brjuchowezkyj (* 1947), Ukrainian philologist and literary critic.
- Vyacheslav Butusov (* 1961), Russian musician.
- Vyacheslav Buzayev (* 1970), Russian ice hockey player
- Vyacheslav Bykov (* 1960), Russian ice hockey player and coach.
- Vyacheslav Fetisov (* 1958), Russian ice hockey player and sports official.
- Vyacheslav Golubtsov (1894–1972), Russian scientist.
- Vyacheslav Ivanov (1866–1949), Russian philologist, poet and author.
- Vyacheslav Moshe Kantor (* 1953), Russian-Jewish entrepreneur and philanthropist.
- Vyacheslav Kozlov (* 1972), Russian ice hockey player.
- Vyacheslav Kuljomin (* 1990), Russian ice hockey player.
- Vyacheslav Kyrylenko (* 1968), Ukrainian politician.
- Vyacheslav Lemeschew (1952–1996), Russian boxer.
- Vyacheslav Lypynskyj (1882–1931), Ukrainian historian.
- Vyacheslav Malafeyev (* 1979), Russian football goalkeeper.
- Vyacheslav Menschinsky (1874–1934), Soviet revolutionary and politician.
- Vyacheslav Molotov (1890–1986), Soviet politician.
- Vyacheslav Nikonov (* 1956), Russian politician.
- Vyacheslav von Plehwe (1846–1904), Russian politician.
- Vyacheslav Polunin (born 1950), Russian clown.
- Vyacheslav Ragosin (1908–1962), Russian chess player.
- Vyacheslav Sahorodnjuk (* 1972), Ukrainian figure skater.
- Slava Saizew (* 1938), Russian fashion designer
- Vyacheslav Sof (1889–1937), Soviet military and functionary.
- Vyacheslav Sresnewski (1849–1937), Russian Slavist, photography pioneer and sports official
- Vyacheslav Stepanov (1889–1950), Russian mathematician.
- Vyacheslav Tikhonov (1928–2009), Russian actor
- Vyacheslav Chornovil (1937–1999), Ukrainian human rights activist and politician
- Vyacheslav Wiskovsky (1881–1933), Russian film director and actor
- Vyacheslav Volodin (* 1964), Russian politician.
- Vyacheslav Voronin (* 1974), Russian high jumper.
- Фасмер, Макс. Вячеслав. Этимологический словарь русского языка. Институт русского языка РАН им. В. В. Виноградова