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Origin of the name BOHDANKO. Etymology of the name BOHDANKO. Meaning of the baby name BOHDANKO.

  

BOHDANKO.  A pet form of Bohdan (q.v.), meaning "God's gift."  Usage: Ukraine.  It is the name of a character in a Cossack legend (see below).

The following are words spoken by the character Father Lewko in "The Hill of the Three Sisters," a Cossack legend by W. J. Thoms.  "In those happy days when Bohdanko led the Cossacks, and Poles, Tartars, and Zaporagians feasted together at the table of the Hettman in Trechtymirov—the city which King Stephen Batori bestowed upon the Cossack people,—in those happy days, when three mighty people combined to bridle the insolence of the border chieftains..." (The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Timbs, v.40, 1842)

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