Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy Name Day, Boris! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Boris.  Happy Name Day, Boris!
The name Boris is of Slavic and Russian origin, meaning "small; battle glory".

Origially from the Tartar nickname Bogoris, then used as a shortened form of the Russian name Borislav.  The name was borne by a 9th century ruler of Bulgaria who converted his kingdom to Christianity.  Saint Boris (10th century) is known as the patron saint of Moscow.

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