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Pronunciation [ˈbojan]
Gender male
Language(s) Slavic
Word/name boj "battle"
Derivation boj- (root) + an (suffix)
Other names
Related names Boyan

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.[1] In Slovenia, it is the 18th most popular name for males, as of 2010.[2]

People named Bojan:

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  1. ^ Miklosich, Franz (1860). Die Bildung der slavischen Personennamen (in German). Vienna: Aus der kaiserlich-königlichen Hoff- und Staatdruckerei. pp. 10, 36. 
  2. ^ "Število moških z imenom BOJAN: 10.544 (ali 1,0 % vseh moških)" (in Slovenian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia.