Origin of the name BOIAN.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name BOIAN.
BOIAN. Many Slavic names have an ancient Greek origin, and
this one is said to be the same as Illyrian Bojan
(q.v.), meaning "lord." (Chamber's Encyclopedia, v.1,
1880). Schnack derives Bojan from the Slavic word boi, meaning "battle."
Usage: Romania, Serbia, Slovenia.
"108. Boia is a pun,
meaning both a Boian woman, and a kind of collar worn by slaves.
Erg. says Stal. must be a Boian, because he is wedded to a "Boia."
The Boii were a powerful and warlike people of Upper Italy, who had on
several occasions caused the Romans much annoyance, especially in the
Second Punic War; their complete subjection by Scipio Nasica and
incorporation in the province of Gallia Cisalpina (B.C. 191) was an event
still fresh in the memory of the audience" (Captivi, Plautus,