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Gender  Male
Meaning  To dispel anger
Related names  Zbyhněv, Zbyněk
Word/name  Polish
Region of origin  Poland
Pronunciation  Polish pronunciation: [ˈzbiɡɲɛf]

Zbigniew ([ˈzbiɡɲɛf]) is a Polish masculine given name, originally Zbygniew [ˈzbɨɡɲɛf]. This Slavic name is derived from the Polish elements Zby- (from zbyć, zbyć się, or pozbyć się, meaning "to dispel", "to get rid of") and gniew, meaning "anger". Its diminutive forms include Zbyszek and Zbyś.

The Czech form of this name is Zbyněk (derived from Zbyhněv and pronounced similarly to the Polish).

Individuals with this name may celebrate their name day on February 17, March 17, April 1, June 16 or October 10.

Notable people

  • Zbigniew of Poland, high duke of Poland from 1102-1106
  • Zbigniew Boniek, footballer
  • Zbigniew Bródka, Polish speed skater and a 2014 Olympic champion in 1500 metres
  • Zbigniew Brzeziński, United States National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter
  • Zbigniew Gut, Polish footballer
  • Zbigniew Herbert, Polish writer
  • Zbigniew Pierzynka, Polish long-distance runner
  • Zbigniew Preisner, one of Poland's leading film score composers
  • Zbigniew Religa, prominent Polish cardiac surgeon and politician
  • Zbigniew Robert "Inferno" Promiński, Polish death metal drummer
  • Zbigniew Rybczyński, Polish filmmaker
  • Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Polish actor
  • Zbigniew Cybulski, Polish actor
  • References

    Zbigniew Wikipedia

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