Surname CHAYKOVSKY

SOURCE: Nickname
USAGE: Russian
OTHER SCRIPTS: Чайковский (Russian)
PRONOUNCED: chee-KOF-skyee  [details]

Meaning & History

Russian form of CHAYKA. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky (1840-1893), with the surname commonly Romanized as Tchaikovsky.

Related Names

VARIANT: Tchaikovsky
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Czajka (Polish), Chayka (Ukrainian)
Entry updated May 31, 2018