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Boris Meaning


What does Boris mean?

The name Boris is of Slavic origin.

The meaning of Boris is "battle".

It is also of Bulgarian origin, where its meaning is "small, short, wolf, snow leopard".

Boris is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Bo-ris.

The Given Name Boris

Embraced by many parents, the name Boris, is one of timelessness and adventure.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

Wrap it up and take it home, Boris may just be the name you're looking for.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Boris Dvornik, and Boris Godunov.

Boris Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 2,462 in baby name popularity for boys with 52 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 2,485 in baby name popularity for boys with 51 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Boris has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Boris Name Popularity Page.

Boris Related Names

Famous Boriss

  • Boris ~ Saint
  • Boris Dvornik ~ Actor
  • Boris Godunov ~ Russian Ruler (1598-1605)
  • Boris I ~ Bulgarian King (852-889)
  • Boris I of Bulgaria ~ Saint
  • Boris II ~ Bulgarian King (969-977)
  • Boris III ~ Bulgarian King (1918-1943)
  • Boris Karloff ~ Actor
  • Boris Pasternak ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 1958
  • Boris Spassky ~ Chess Player

Boris Numerology

What will your new littleBoris be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Boris are often loud and playful but most of all they are read more >>

Boris Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Boris in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Boris.

Just for fun, see the name Boris in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Boris in Nautical Flags page.