Medieval Latin, from Baioarii 'Bavarians', from Late Latin Bojuvarii, literally, 'Boii settlers', compound of Gaulish Boii 'the Boii tribe' and Proto-Germanic *warjaz 'settler' (compare Old Norse verjar 'defender, settler'), from Proto Indo-European (compare Welsh gwerin 'crowd', Sanskrit vṛndám 'group, troop, crowd'). This name was adopted by the Marcomanni after defeating the Boii and settling Bohemia and parts of Bavaria.
- A historical region in Middle Europe.
- The kingdom of Bavaria.
- One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation, which includes the historical Bavaria and parts of Swabia and Franconia.