Ostap - origin or meaning?
does anyone know the meaning or origin of the given name (first name) 'Ostap'?
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Wrong website, but as there are several Russian and Ukrainian surnames from Ostap (Ostapov, Ostapenko, etc.), here goes:
it's a popular form of the more formal Efstafii, which is the Russian version of the Greek Eustathios, meaning "standing firm", or something like that. Eustace is the English vesion.
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