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Subject: Re: Izot / Изот
Author: Dorchadas   (Authenticated as Lucille)
Date: December 1, 2017 at 4:00:24 PM
Reply to: Izot / Изот by Meret
According to this list of Russian given names that start with I-, Izot comes from Zotik (Зотик):

- http://kurufin.ru/html/Rus_names/rus_i.html (in Russian)

Zotik is the Russian form of the ancient Greek given name Zotikos:

- http://kurufin.ru/html/Translate/Zotik.html (in Russian)

Also compare Izosim (Изосим), which is a variant of Zosim (Зосим), the Russian form of Zosimos:

- http://kurufin.ru/html/Translate/Zosim.html (in Russian)

However, it is interesting to note that there are also authentic Slavic given names that start with Izo-, such as Izobolk (also found written as Izebolk) and Izoslav:

- http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/h-j.html (in English)

The Izo- in those names is probably derived from Old Russian изяти (izyati) meaning "to take".

If you want to know how common the name Izot is in this day and age, you could do a search on social media websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and VKontakte (ВКонтакте). If you end up finding few to no bearers, then the name is most likely archaic.


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Messages in this thread:
  • Izot / Изот - Meret  Nov 17 2017, 12:30:52 PM
    • Re: Izot / Изот - Dorchadas  Dec 1 2017, 4:00:24 PM