Boy name origins & meanings
- Old French : Herald
Family name origins & meanings
- French and English : from an Old French personal name Bodin, a pet form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with the element Bod- ‘messenger’.
- Altered spelling of French Beaudoin.
- Swedish : variant of Bodén (see Boden).
- German : probably from a Germanic personal name, see 1, or from the habitational name Boddin, name of several places in Mecklenburg and Brandenburg.