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First name origin & meaning:

Old French: Herald

First name variations: Bodain, Bodein, Bodene, Bodin, Bodine, Bodyn, Bodyne

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. North German: patronymic from the personal name Bode, or from a short form of any of the many compound names with the element Boden.
  2. German: topographic name for someone living in a valley bottom or the low-lying area of a field, Middle High German boden ‘ground’, ‘bottom’. Compare English Bottom.
  3. Swedish (Bodén): ornamental name, possibly from bod ‘small hut’ + the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘descendant of’.
  4. English: according to Reaney, a late variant of Baldwin.
  5. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadáin.
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