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

  

BORIS (Борис).  Russian name, derived from Slavic borotj ("to fight"), hence "fighter, warrior."  Usage: America, Bulgaria, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Hungary, Lithuania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine.
    Boris Said, an American race car driver.  Boris Schatz (d. 1932), was a Lithuanian Jewish artist and sculptor. (Wiki)

... It has never been uncommon in Muscovy, and belonged to the brother-in-law of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Goudenoff, who was regent for his imbecile nephew Feodor; and, after assassinating the hopeful younger brother, Dmitri, reigned as czar, till dethroned by a counterfeit Dmitri. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

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