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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 5/1/2013
The meaning of this name is uncertain. A well-known bearer of this name was Borena of Alania (11th century AD), an Alan princess who went on to become queen of Georgia after marrying the widowed king Bagrat IV of Georgia. It is because of her that the Georgians became acquainted with the name Borena; she brought the name to Georgia. Considering that the Alans spoke an Eastern Iranian language that was descended from Scytho-Sarmatian, it is highly likely that the name Borena has its roots in that language as well.