Matej BorGender: Masculine
Origin: Slovenian
Meaning: “pine tree.”
(BOR) rolled R

The name currently ranks in as the 45th most popular male name in Slovenia, it comes from the Slovenian word for pine tree but may have been popularized by Slovene national author, poet, playwright, translator and partisan, Matej Bor, (borne Vladimir Pavšič), the former being a pen name (1913-1993).

It is also the name of several places names throughout Eastern Europe, there are a few villages in Poland that bear the name, as well as in the Czech Republic, Russia and it is the name of a city in Serbia.

There is a feminine form Borjana, also the name of a place in Slovenia.

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