Origin of the name BOYAN.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name BOYAN.
BOYAN (Боян). Variant
of Slavic Bojan (q.v.)
or Boian (q.v.), meaning
either "battle" or "lord." In use by the
were it not well that we, after the old custom, began the song of the
unlucky campaign of Igor, the seed of Sviatoslav? That we
celebrate him in the heroic songs of our time, and not in the manner of
Boyan? If the sage Boyan wished to tune to one a song, it was as
if a squirrel sprang up the tree, or a gray wolf hied along the plain,
or a blue eagle soared to the clouds... (The Rise of the Russian
Empire, Saki, 1900)