A person by this name has a brief mention in the New Testament.It was also borne by a few early saints and martyrs, including the patron saint of Corsica.
This name was common among medieval German royalty.It was borne by the 9th-century king Boris I of Bulgaria who converted his country to Christianity, as well as two later Bulgarian emperors.The name was popularized in the Slavic world due to the 11th-century Saint Boris, who was a Russian prince martyred with his brother Gleb. Another famous bearer was the 16th-century Russian emperor Boris Godunov, later the subject of a play of that name by Aleksandr Pushkin.Probably derived from an old Indo-European root meaning "heavenly, divine", related to dyeus (see ZEUS).Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests, and childbirth, often identified with the Greek goddess Artemis. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament.FOR ASSISTANCE WITH VIP PURCHASES PLEASE EMAIL HELP. English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew Form of Hadrianus (see HADRIAN).From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was probably derived from Hebrew דוד (dwd) meaning "beloved".David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC.Several saints and six popes have borne this name, including the only English pope, Adrian IV, and the only Dutch pope, Adrian VI.As an English name, it has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it was not popular until modern times.