Boye

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Greenland Greenlandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

Origin and Meaning

Frisian name

1a) Younger form of the Old Frisian name Bôio = 'dweller' (Old Saxon bûan and Old Frisian bōgia = 'to live, to dwell'), related to the Norse name Búi [1]

1b) Younger form of the Old Saxon name Boio = 'dweller' (Gothic *Bauja = 'dweller') [2] [3]

2a) Pet form of Old Frisian brōther, Old Saxon brōthar = 'brother', which is related to the English word boy [2] [4] [5] [6]

2b) Germanic bovo = 'boy' [7]

3) Pet form of Old High German Bodo [2] [4] [7] [3] [8] [6]

4) Pet form of names containing the Germanic name element BAUG [2] [4] [7] [5] [6]

5) Pet form of Boudewijn (= Frisian form of Baldewin) [2]

6) From a Frisian word related to Norwegian byde = 'to offer, to bid' [5]

Related Names

Boge
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Norwegian Swedish
Boi
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Boie
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Boj
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Danish Swedish
Boje
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Boy
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Danish Norwegian Old Danish Swedish
Boye
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Danish Faroese Greenlandic Norwegian Old Danish Swedish
Boyine
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Norwegian
Bøje
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Danish
Bøy
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Norwegian
Bøye
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Danish Norwegian
Bøyine
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Norwegian

Patronyms

Norwegian: Boyesen (♂) [9]

Name Day

Norway Norway

5 October

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[10]
0 n.a. 307 n.a.
Norway Norway[11]
0 n.a. 157 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[12]
1 15 20 83
Finland Finland[13]
0 0 n.a. 5
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Boye.

Sources: [12] [10] [11] [13]

References

  1. Manno Peters Tammena: Ostfriesische Vornamen von Aafke bis Zwaantje (2007)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Dr. J. van der Schaar, dr. Doreen Gerritzen: Prisma woordenboek Voornamen (2002)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Gerald van Berkel, Mattie Deelstra-Boerhof, Saskia Horjus: Het nieuwste voornamen boek (2002)
  8. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  9. Olav Veka: Norsk etternamnleksikon (2001)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. 11.0 11.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  12. 12.0 12.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  13. 13.0 13.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi