Meaning:
Wolf
Snow Leopard

Origin:
Turkish
Bulgarian

Refined, Strong, Witty

The White Wolf

Boris is a strong Slavic and Turkish name which means ‘Wolf’ or ‘Snow Leopard’. The Croatian diminutive Boro is also quite modern and powerful.

The name Boris was worn by a King of Bulgaria, and a Prince (who was proclaimed Bulgaria’s first Saint). And interestingly, the German surname Porsche derives from Boris, who would’ve thought.

Boris could also be used as a diminutive of the Slavic name Borislav, which means ‘Glorious Battle’.

Names reminiscent of Boris include Bruno, Brenner and Taurus.