Todor (Bulgarian, and Serbian : Тодор/Todor) is a Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian given name, a local rendering of the name Theodore. The Hungarian form of the name is rendered similarly as Tódor. It is the most common name in Bulgarian villages such as Velingrad and Plovdiv.
As a form of the name Theodore, Todor also ultimately comes from the Greek Θεόδωρος (Theodoros), signifying "gift of god", from θεός (theos) "god" and δῶρον (doron) "gift".Slavic equivalents bearing a similar meaning are Bozhidar and Bogdan . The name Todd is similar too but has different meaning.
The Bulgarian diminutives of Todor are Тошко (Toshko), Тошо (Tosho) and Тоше (Toshe) and the Macedonian diminutive is Тоше (Toše) and Тодорче (Todorče).
Ваня (Vanya), a male diminutive of the Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and other Slavic given names Ivan. It is the Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian and other Slavic form of John itself derived from a Hebrew name, meaning "God is gracious" or "Graced by God". An alternative spelling of the name is Vanja. In Russia it is a male given name, in Bosnia and Herzegovina mainly a male given name, in Serbia and Croatia it is a unisex name. In the Scandinavian countries and in Bulgaria, it is a female given name.
Bogdan or Bohdan is a Slavic masculine name that appears in all Slavic countries as well as Romania and Moldova. It is derived from the Slavic words Bog/Boh, meaning "god", and dan, meaning "given". The name appears to be an early calque from Greek Theodore with the same meaning. The name is also used as a surname. Bogdana is the feminine version of the name.
Todor "Toše" Proeski was a Macedonian multi-genre singer and songwriter. Considered a top act of the local Macedonian and Balkan music scene, Proeski's music was popular across multitude of countries of Southeast Europe. He was dubbed the "Elvis Presley of the Balkans" by BBC News. He died in a car crash on the Zagreb–Lipovac A3 highway, near Nova Gradiška in Croatia, on the morning of 16 October 2007, aged 26.
Jovano, Jovanke is a traditional folk song originating from the region of Macedonia. It is popular in and frequently performed in North Macedonia, Bulgaria, and the Macedonia region of Greece. The song has also been adapted and performed in neighboring Balkan states such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia. It is about two young lovers separated by their disapproving parents. The song mentions the Vardar river which runs through present-day North Macedonia and present-day Greece.
Katya is a feminine given name. It is a very popular name in Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Serbia, and North Macedonia. It is a Russian diminutive form of Yekaterina, which is a Russian form of Katherine. The name is sometimes used as an independent given name in the English-speaking world. In German, Dutch and Scandinavian languages it is spelled Katja. For origin and meaning see also Indian literature for the name Katya-yani/Katyayani, possibly the oldest and therefore the origin of the name Katya. Katya may also refer to:
The Bulgarian name system has considerable similarities with most other European name systems, and with those of other Slavic peoples such as the Russian name system, although it has certain unique features.
Tomislav is a masculine given name of Slavic origin, that is widespread amongst the South Slavs.
Ivan is a Slavic male given name, connected with the variant of the Greek name Iōánnēs from Hebrew יוֹחָנָן Yôḥānnān meaning 'God is gracious'. It is associated worldwide with Slavic countries. The earliest person known to bear the name was Tsar Ivan Vladislav of Bulgaria.
Theodore is a masculine given name. It comes from the Ancient Greek name Θεόδωρος (Theódoros), meaning "gift of God(s)" (from the Ancient Greek words θεός, "God/Gods" and δῶρον "gift". The name was borne by several figures in ancient Greece, such as Theodorus of Samos and Theodorus of Byzantium, but gained popularity due to the rise of Christendom.
Anthony or Antony is a masculine given name, derived from the Antonii, a gens to which Mark Antony belonged. According to Plutarch, the Antonii gens were Heracleidae, being descendants of Anton, a son of Heracles. Anthony is an English name that is in use in many countries. It has been among the top 100 most popular male baby names in the United States since the late 19th century and has been among the top 100 male baby names between 1998 and 2018 in many countries including Canada, Australia, England, Ireland and Scotland.
George is a masculine given name derived from the Greek Geōrgios. The name gained popularity due to its association with the Christian martyr, Saint George, a member of the Praetorian Guard who was sentenced to death for his refusal to renounce Christianity, and prior to that, it might have been a theophoric name, with origins in Zeus Georgos, an early title of the Greek god Zeus. Today, it is one of the most commonly used names in the Western world, though its religious significance has waned among modern populations. Its diminutives are Geordie and Georgie, with the former being limited primarily to residents of England and Scotland. The most popular feminine forms in the Anglosphere, are Georgia, Georgiana, and Georgina.
Kristian is a name in several languages, and is a form of Christian.
Theodora is a feminine given name, the feminine version of Theodore, from the Greek θεόςtheos 'god' + δῶρονdoron 'gift'. Theodora is first attested in Mycenaean Greek, written in the Linear B syllabic script, as 𐀳𐀃𐀈𐀨, te-o-do-ra. The name Dorothy contains the same word elements in reverse order. It was the name of several saints and queens, including Theodora, a 6th-century Byzantine empress honored as a saint in the early Christian Church. Teodora, a variant, is among the top 10 most popular names for girls born in Serbia between 2003-2005.
Todorovski is a Macedonian surname and is the equivalent of the Bulgarian Todorov and the Serbian Todorović. Notable people with this surname include:
Božidar is a Slavic given name meaning "Divine gift". It is a calque of the Greek name Theodore, itself derived from the Greek word "Theodoros". Božo is a nickname form of Božidar. People with the name include:
Po tebe is the fifth studio album by the Macedonian singer Toše Proeski. The album was released in Macedonia and subsequently in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia under the Serbian title Pratim te.
Radovan is a Slavic male given name, derived from the passive adjective radovati ("rejoice"), itself from root rad- meaning "care, joy". It is found in Serbia, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine, and Bulgaria. It is recorded in Serbia since the High Middle Ages.
"Kâtibim", or "Üsküdar'a Gider İken" is a Turkish folk song about someone's clerk (kâtip) as they travel to Üsküdar. The tune is a famous Istanbul türkü, which is spread beyond Turkey in many countries, especially in the Balkans.
Todor Todorov may refer to:
Feđa or Fedja is a South Slavic male given name, which is a variant of the Russian name Fyodor, derived from the Greek name Theodoro, meaning "gift of god". Feđa is the common form in Serbia and Bosnia. The name may refer to: