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East ILoI - 2023-05-04

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7: Wojtek z Wisny -New Name (NP)

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 16 century Polish.
Sound (Voy-tech) most important.
Language/Culture (Polish) most important.

Consulting Herald: Drasma Dragomira

Wojtek is a masculine 16th century Polish given name dated from 1520 - 1577. It is found in "A Preliminary Survey of Names from the Historical Dictionary of Personal Names in Bialystok" by Lillia de Vaux (

z Wisny is a Polish locative byname formed from the town named Wisnie, found in Statuta y Przywileie Koronne z tácińskiego ięzyká na Polskie przeloẑone, nowym porządkiem zebraane y spisane by Jan Herburt z Fulšteina, published 1570 ( [ ] ). In Polish, the feminine nominative form -ie can convert to -y in the genitive form required for locative bynames in the form z + Place Name. (

The pattern given name + z + locative byname is found for Polish in SENA Appendix A.

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