Gender Masculine
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. BOR-kha  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From a Spanish surname, used as a given name in honour of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Borja (1510-1572). The surname, also spelled Borgia, is derived from the name of a Spanish town, ultimately from Arabic بُرْج (burj) meaning "tower".



Entry updated November 16, 2019