Zbigniew

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Zbigniew
PronunciationPolish pronunciation: [ˈzbiɡɲɛf]
GenderMale
Origin
Word/namePolish
MeaningTo dispel anger
Region of originPoland
Other names
Related namesZbyhněv, Zbyněk

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".[1] Its diminutive forms include Zbyszek and Zbyś.[citation needed] The Czech form of this name is Zbyněk (derived from Zbyhněv).[2]

Individuals with this name may celebrate their name day on February 17, March 17, April 1, June 16 or October 10.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ MFnames.com - Origin and Meaning of Zbigniew
  2. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006). "Zbigniew". A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1.