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First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1730. Of Slavic and Russian origin. Cognate to English Boris.

Proper noun[edit]

Boriss m

  1. A transliteration of the Russian male given name Борис (Boris).
  2. A male given name of Latvian speakers.


  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Boriss was the only given name of 3465 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010, including Russian speakers.