Scripts Ботагөз (Kazakh Cyrillic), بوتاگوز (Kazakh Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. [boˈtɑ.køz]
Other Forms FormsBotakoz
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Contributor Contrib.Titania Q on 4/30/2012
Derived from Kazakh бота (bota), used to refer to a baby camel (calf) younger than a year old, combined with көз (köz) meaning "eye". The name was traditionally given to children whose parents believed possessed the “evil eye” due to the physical characteristics of their eyes.