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Sarah
Welcome, friend! Relax & rest awhile, if you please. I'm an ordinary girl, a follower of Christ, mama to Gabriel, & wife to Evan. Here in this little space of the online world, I share all manner of bookish things, including full content reviews, writerly snippets, encouragement for everyday life, and a whole collection of names & their meanings.

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What's in a Name?

Again, as per request, here is the promised second part of the Medieval names.  To see the post for the ladies, click here.

I greatly enjoyed researching these names and, because I found quite a few that I liked (but didn't want to overwhelm anyone with a long post), decided to feature at least two more Name posts centered on Medieval names.  So, don't forget to stop by and visit!



Bogdan
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Polish, Russian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Romanian, Medieval Slavic
Pronunciation:  BAWG-dahn (Polish), BOG-dahn (Serbian, Croatian)

Meaning & History
Means "given by God," from the Slavic elements bog "God" and dan "given."







Roul
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Medieval French, Medieval English
Pronunciation:  ROOL (French), ROWL (English)

Meaning & History
Norman French form of Rolf, from the Germanic Hrolf -- a contracted form of Hrodulf, where comes Rudolf, meaning "fame" (hrod) and "wolf" (wulf).






Jehan
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Medieval French
Pronunciation:  zhǝ-AHN or jǝ-HAN (possibly)

Meaning & History
Old French form of the Latin name Iohannes, where the English given name John is derived.  The Greek form, Ioannes, is taken from the Hebrew Yochanan, meaning "YAHWEH is gracious."


Dragan
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Pronunciation: DRAY-gahn or DRAY-gan (possibly)

Meaning & History
Derived from the Slavic element dorgu, meaning "precious."














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  1. These are all really neat names. Thank you, Sarah! I love these posts.

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  2. Cool! I enjoy your posts on names. :)
    Tane ♥

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  3. So very glad for the comments, ladies! Thank you! ^__^

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  4. I actually named my oldest son Draygan back in 2006. Interesting to see it around a bit more now.

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  5. That's awesome! I love the uniqueness of such names. Thanks for commenting!!

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