Bogdan

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This article is about a Slavic given name. For other uses, see Bogdan (disambiguation).
Bogdan
Gender male
Origin
Word/Name Slavic
Meaning given by God
Region of origin Eastern Europe
Other names
Related names Božidar, Bożydar
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Bogdan or Bohdan (Cyrillic: Богдан) is a Slavic masculine name that also appears in Romania and the Republic of Moldova. It is derived from the Slavic words Bog/Boh (Cyrillic: Бог), meaning "god", and dan (Cyrillic: дан), meaning "given". The name appears to be an early calque from Byzantine Theodotus (Theodosius) with the same meaning.[1] The name is also used as a surname.

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The sound change of 'g' into 'h' occurred in the Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech and Slovak languages (hence Bohdan). Although this sound change did not occur in the Polish language, either Bogdan or Bohdan may be used in Poland.

Slavic variants include Serbo-Croatian Božidar[2] (Polish: Bożydar, Bulgarian: Божидар), while diminutive forms and nicknames include Boguś, Bodya, Boca, Boci, Boća, Boša, Bogi.[citation needed] The feminine form is Bogdana or Bohdana, with variants such as Bogdanka.

Names with similar meanings are Greek Theodore, Kurdish Bokan, Persian Khudadad, Arabic Ataullah, Hebrew Nathaniel, Jonathan, Matthew and Matityahu, Latin Deodatus and French Dieudonné.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Unbegaun, B.O. (1972). Russian surnames. Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 0198156359. 
  2. ^ П. Скок. 1971. ЕТИМОЛОГИЈСКИ РЈЕЧНИК ХРВАТСКОГА ИЛИ СРПСКОГА ЈЕЗИКА. Југословенска академија знаности и умјетности. Загреб.