Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈbɔɹz/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From French Bohort, probably from Old French behort or bohort meaning "jousting" or "jousting lance" [1][2]. First appearing in the 13th-century Lancelot-Grail Cycle, Bors was one of Arthur's knights who quested for the Holy Grail. His father, the king of Gaunnes, was also named Bors.

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Sources & References

  1. Bruce, Christopher. Arthurian Name Dictionary, entry Bors, available from
  2. Dictionnaire Étymologique de l'Ancien Français, entry behort, available from
Entry updated December 7, 2022