|Derivation||boj- (root) + an (suffix)|
Bojan (Slovenian, Serbian Latin and Croatian: Bojan; Serbian Cyrillic and Macedonian: Бојан; Russian and Bulgarian Cyrillic: Боян, transcribed Boyan) is a Slavic given name, derived from the Slavic noun boj "battle." The ending -an is a suffix frequently found in anthroponyms of Slavic origin. The name is recorded in historical sources among the Slovenes, Serbs, Bulgarians, Czechs, Poles, Croats, Slovenians, Macedonians and Russians. In Slovenia, it is the 18th most popular name for males, as of 2010.
People named Bojan:
- Boyan-Enravota, the first Bulgarian Christian martyr and the earliest Bulgarian saint
- Bojan Bogdanović, a Croatian basketball player
- Bojan Djordjic, a Swedish footballer of Serbian descent
- Bojan Jokić, a Slovenian football player
- Bojan Jorgačević, a Serbian football player
- Bojan Jovanovski - Macedonian TV personality
- Bojan Križaj, a Slovenian alpine skier
- Bojan Krkić, a Spanish footballer of Serbian-Spanish descent
- Bojan Marović, a Montenegrin singer
- Bojan Neziri, a Serbian football player of Albanian descent
- Bojan Šarčević, a Bosnian-French visual artist
- Bojan Zdešar, a Slovenian freestyle swimmer
- Bojan Zulfikarpašić, French-Serbian jazz pianist
- Miklosich, Franz (1860). Die Bildung der slavischen Personennamen (in German). Vienna: Aus der kaiserlich-königlichen Hoff- und Staatdruckerei. pp. 10, 36.
- "Število moških z imenom BOJAN: 10.544 (ali 1,0 % vseh moških)" (in Slovenian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia.