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


STOYAN (Стоян).  From the Slavic adjective stoyan, meaning "enduring, stable," from the root stóyati (to stand).  Usage:  Bulgaria, Serbia.

    Ognianoff listened with secret excitement to the close of the song.
    "This Stoyan," he thought, "is the very type of the legendary Bulgarian haïdoud, with his calm courage in facing death... (Library of the World's Best Literature, v.26, 1902)

    Stoyan is a common Serbian name, of which Stoya (or Stóyana) is the feminine diminutive.  But stoyan is also an adjective meaning stable, enduring; and stoya a noun meaning a standing, a position; both are from the same root as stóyati, to stand. (Who Are the Slavs?, Radosavljevich, v.2, 1919).


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