BORIS
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Борис (Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian, Macedonian), ბორის (Georgian)
PRONOUNCED: bah-REES (Russian), BO-ris (German), BAWR-is (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Turkic name Bogoris, perhaps meaning "short" or "wolf" or "snow leopard". It was borne by the 9th-century king Boris I of Bulgaria who converted his country to Christianity, as well as two later Bulgarian emperors. The name was popularized in the Slavic world due to the 11th-century Saint Boris, who was a Russian prince martyred with his brother Gleb. His mother may have been Bulgarian. Another famous bearer was the 16th-century Russian emperor Boris Godunov, later the subject of a play of that name by Aleksandr Pushkin.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVES: Borya (Russian), Bor, Borut (Slovene), Boro (Croatian)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Borys (Polish), Borys (Ukrainian)
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