Origin of the name BOHDANKO.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name BOHDANKO.
BOHDANKO. A pet
form of Bohdan (q.v.), meaning "God's gift."
Usage: Ukraine. It is the name of a character in a Cossack
legend (see below).
The following are words spoken
by the character Father Lewko in "The Hill of the Three
Sisters," a Cossack legend by W. J. Thoms. "In
those happy days when Bohdanko led the Cossacks, and Poles,
Tartars, and Zaporagians feasted together at the table of the Hettman in
Trechtymirov—the city which King Stephen Batori bestowed upon the
Cossack people,—in those happy days, when three mighty people combined
to bridle the insolence of the border chieftains..." (The Mirror
of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Timbs, v.40, 1842)