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Sylvian Boigny

Quidditch player, Seeker for Ivory Coast’s National Team (2014).

A participant in the Quidditch World Cup 2014 tournament, he failed to outrace his Norwegian counterpart and missed the Snitch in the opening Round of 16 (Pm).

Other canon notes and references

Since Viktor Krum, born 1976, was the oldest player at the tournament (Pm), Boigny must have been born after 1976.



Sylvian is derived from the word sylvan meaning "wooded, associated with woods" and is related to the Latin word silva meaning "wood, forest" (Oxford English Dictionary). The more common spelling of the name in French is Sylvain "man of the woods" (Baby Namespedia), although there is an English singer-songwriter from the 70-80s called David Sylvian.
The surname Boigny is shared with the first President of Ivory Coast, Félix Houphouët-Boigny (1960-1993) (Wikipedia).


There are two Seekers in this 2014 Quidditch World Cup with the unusual name of Sylvian - Sylvian Boigny from Ivory Coast and Sylvian Jolicoeur of Haiti.

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore: History of the Quidditch World Cup

Screenshots of the Daily Prophet's coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup: http://imgur.com/a/AXutv

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