|Pronunciation||Polish pronunciation: [ˈzbiɡɲɛf]|
|Meaning||To dispel anger|
|Region of origin||Poland|
|Related names||Zbyhněv, Zbyněk|
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Zbigniew (Polish pronunciation: [ˈzbiɡɲɛf]) is a Polish masculine given name, originally Zbygniew [ˈzbɨɡɲɛf]. This Slavic name is derived from the Polish elements Zby- (from zbyć, zbyć się, or pozbyć się, meaning "to dispel", "to get rid of") and gniew, meaning "anger". Its diminutive forms include Zbyszek and Zbyś.
The Czech form of this name is Zbyněk (derivated from Zbyhněv) (pronounced close to polish form), respectively.
Individuals with this name may celebrate their name day on February 17, March 17, April 1, June 16 or October 10.
- Zbigniew of Poland, high duke of Poland from 1102-1106
- Zbigniew Boniek, footballer
- Zbigniew Brzeziński, United States National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter
- Zbigniew Gut, Polish footballer
- Zbigniew Herbert, Polish writer
- Zbigniew Pierzynka, Polish long-distance runner
- Zbigniew Preisner, one of Poland's leading film score composers
- Zbigniew Robert "Inferno" Promiński, Polish death metal drummer
- Zbigniew Rybczyński, Polish filmmaker
- Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Polish actor
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