bowdyn M

old english (anglo-saxon)
(BOTO / BOD) (BE UFAN DūN > BUFAN DUNE) (BOWE DūN)

This is a male given name transferred from the surname. The origin of this name is still today quite uncertain. The theories include: 1) from the Germanic element "(Boto / bod)" "one who brings news, messenger" (also "to announce, command"). 2) From the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) with various theories of meaning: from the Old English pre 7th Century phrase, "bufan dune" Compound of “be” and “ufan”, meaning “above”, plus “dūn”, meaning “hill”. In turn the name means “dweller by the top of a hill”. 3) From the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) “boga” (Middle English: bowe), meaning “something bent or curved, especially a bow”, plus “dūn”, meaning “hill”. In turn the name means “arched or rounded hill, bowman hills”.

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