Place Name BOHEMIA

TYPE: Region

Meaning & History

From Latin Boiohaemum, from the name of the Gaulish tribe the Boii combined with Germanic heim "home". This is the name of a historical region within the Czech Republic. The region is called Čechy in Czech, while the country is called Česko.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Boiohaemum (Ancient Roman), Bohême (French), Böhmen (German), Böhmen (Swedish)
Entry added October 20, 2016