Gender Masculine
Scripts Богдан(Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian, Church Slavic)
Pronounced Pron. BAWG-dan(Polish) bug-DAN(Russian) BOG-dan(Serbian, Croatian) bog-DAN(Romanian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "given by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and dan "given".

Related Names

DiminutivesBoško(Slovene) Boban, Boško(Serbian) Boško(Croatian) Boban(Macedonian)
Feminine FormsBogdana, Bogna(Polish) Bogdana(Slovene) Bogdana, Dana(Bulgarian) Bogdana(Serbian) Bogdana(Romanian)
Other Languages & CulturesBahdan(Belarusian) Bohdan(Czech) Bohdan(Slovak) Bohdan(Ukrainian)
Surname DescendantsBogdanov(Bulgarian) Bogdanić, Bogdanović(Croatian) Bogdanov(Russian) Bogdanović(Serbian)
User SubmissionBogdán


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   wholesome   strong   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Bulgaria: January 6
Croatia: November 8
Poland: March 19
Poland: July 17
Poland: August 10
Poland: October 9


Sources & References

  1. Goldschmidt, Paul. A Dictionary of Period Russian Names, available from
Entry updated February 4, 2020