Name Element DAN

TYPE: Element
OTHER SCRIPTS: данъ (Church Slavic)

Meaning & History

Slavic element meaning "given", a participle of dati "to give".
GIVEN NAME DESCENDANTS: Bogdan, Bogdana (Bulgarian), Bogdan, Damir (Croatian), Bohdan (Czech), Bogdan (Macedonian), Bogdan, Bogna (Polish), Bogdan, Bogdana (Romanian), Bogdan (Russian), Bogdan, Damir (Serbian), Bogdan, Bogdana, Damir (Slovene), Bohdan (Ukrainian)
SURNAME DESCENDANTS: Bogdanov (Bulgarian), Bogdanić, Bogdanović (Croatian), Bogdanov (Russian), Bogdanović (Serbian)

Sources & References

  • Rick Derksen, Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (2008), page 96