Derived from a diminutive of the old Slavic given name Burian
, of uncertain meaning.
Means "Czech". The name was used to differentiate a native of Bohemia from the natives of Silesia, Moravia and other regions that are now part of the Czech Republic.
Derived from Czech chalupa
meaning "cottage". The name referred to a peasant farmer who owned a very small piece of land.
Derived from Czech chmel
"hops", referring to a person who grew hops, a plant used in brewing beer.
Means "siskin" in Czech, referring to a type of bird in the finch family.
Derived from Czech čtvrtlán
meaning "one quarter of a lán", where a lán
is a medieval Czech measure of land (approximately 18 hectares). The name denoted someone who owned this much land.
Nickname for a lazy person, derived from the past participle of the Czech verb doležat
"to lie down".
Means "small oak" in Czech, derived from dub
Occupational name derived from Czech dvůr
"manor", indicating a person who worked at such a place. This name was borne by the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904).
Means "violet" in Czech, referring to the flower. It may have originally referred to a person who lived near a sign bearing violets, or it may have been given to a person who lived in a place where violets grew.
Means "thicket" in Czech, a diminutive of háj
From a nickname for a person with an oddly-shaped head, derived from Czech hlava
Means "count" in Czech, perhaps used to denote someone who worked for a count or acted like a count.
Means "pear" in Czech, most likely used to denote a person who grew or sold pears.
Derived from Czech jedle
meaning "fir tree", perhaps given to a person who lived near a fir tree.
Means "a needle" in Czech. The name was most likely borne by tailors in reference to their occupation.
Means "a small hedgehog" in Czech. It may have originally referred to a person who lived near a sign bearing a hedgehog, or it may have been given to a person who resembled a hedgehog in some way.
Means "hammer" in Czech. The name most likely started as a nickname for a blacksmith.
Means "wheelwright", a derivative of Czech kolo
Derived from Czech kopec
"hill". The name was perhaps given to a person who lived close to a hill.
Originally denoted a person from a village named Kostelec. The place name Kostelec is derived from the Czech word kostel
From Czech král
"king". It referred to one connected in some way with a king's household or one who played the part of a king in a pageant or play.
Means "curl" in Czech, a nickname for a person with curly locks of hair.
Means "sour" in Czech. It was most likely used to denote a person known for his bad mood.
Derived from Czech lan
, a measure of land equal to approximately 18 hectares. The name loosely translates as "farmer" and thus is considered a Moravian cognate of Sedlák
Referred to one who churned or sold butter or buttermilk, derived from Czech máslo
Means "the one who had to", from the past participle of the verb must
Derived from the past participle of the verb navrátit
"to return". The name was perhaps used to denote a person who came back to his home following a long absence.
Refers to one who is careless. It is of Czech and Polish origin.
Means "new settler", "new land" or "new orchard". It is Moravian in origin.
Derived from Czech polo
"one half" and lan
, a measure of land equal to approximately 18 hectares. The name denoted someone who owned half a lan
Means "a person in a hurry", from the Czech pospíšit
"to be in a hurry".
Derived from the medieval status name purkrabí
Occupational name derived from Czech švec
meaning "shoemaker, cobbler".
Means "rock" in Czech, indicating that the original bearer lived near a prominent rock.
Indicated the original bearer came from a place named Skalice
in the Czech Republic or Slovakia, derived from the Slavic root skala
Originally a name for a person from SILESIA
, a historical region that is nowadays split between Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic.
Occupational name for a distiller of pitch, derived from the Slavic word smola
meaning "pitch, resin".
From Czech sokol
meaning "falcon", a nickname or an occupational name for a falconer. As a Jewish name it is ornamental.
From Czech suk
meaning "tree knot". This could either be a topgraphic name or a nickname for a stubborn person.
From Slavic struna
meaning "string, cord", possibly denoting a maker of rope.
Means "dry" in Czech. This was a nickname for a thin person.
Means "freedom" in Czech. This was a medieval name for a freeman, someone who was not a serf.
Means "carpenter" in Czech, ultimately from the Slavic word tesla
From a nickname meaning "cheerful" in Czech.
Derived from Czech vlas
"hair", probably referring to a barber or a person who bought and sold hair.
Diminutive form of Czech vlk
From a nickname derived from Czech vrabec
Means "landowner", derived from Czech zem
"land". A famous bearer is the soccer coach Zdeněk Zeman (1947-).
From the Slavic root žito
meaning "rye". This was an occupational name for a dealer in rye or a baker.