Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : habitational name for someone from Budy, a village in Ukraine and another in Belarus.
  • Croatian and Slovenian : from the Old Slavic personal name Budin, from buditi ‘to awaken’, or from a shortened form of the personal names Budimir or Budislav, containing the same element + mir ‘peace’ and slav ‘glory’. It may also be a nickname from buden meaning ‘wide awake’.