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What does Boyne mean?

Boyne Pronunciation of Boyne [boyne] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Boyne is "white cow". Also a historic place name in Ireland: at the 1690 Battle of the Boyne, the Protestant King William III defeated the Catholic King James II, who fled to France, thus allowing the firm establishment of the Protestant monarchy.

Associated with: irish, white, battle (war), king.


Boyne has 3 variants: Boine, Boyde and Boyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Banne, Bine, ..

(female) Boyna, Boyra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Boyne Kenny (B.K.), ..

How popular is Boyne?

Boyne is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#25564 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Boyne has not made it into the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Boyne name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Boyne outside U.S.

Similar Names

Boyne is pronounced similarly to Bain, Ban, Bane, Bayne, Ben, Benn, Benne, Binh, Boone, Bowen and Bowin. Other suggested similar names are Berne, Bjorne, Blane, Blayne, Boase, Bodie, Bodine, Boe, Bogie, Bond, Boni, Bonner, Boote, Born, Borne, Bourne, Bowie, Boyce, Boyd, Bryce, Brye, Bryn, Bryse, Burne, Byrne, Coyne, Dayne, Doane, Donne, Gayne, Kayne, Keyne, Layne, Lonne, Lorne, Mayne, Payne, Rayne, Roane, Roone, Ryne, Wayne and Zayne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Boyne.

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