Derived from Czech beran
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.
Derived from the Czech word hrabe
"count". The name was perhaps used to denote a servant of a count.
Means "pear" in Czech. It was most likely used to denote a person who grew or sold pears.
Refers to one who followed the teachings of the Bohemian religious reformer, Jan Huss.
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.
KYSELY Czech, Slovak
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 SEDLAK
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
SARKA (1) Czech
Means "dweller by a bend in a river" from the Old Czech šárový
Occupational name for one who made or sold shoes: a shoemaker.
SKALICKY Czech, Slovak
Derived from the Slavic word skala
"rock". The name refers to someone who either lived near rocks or was from a place called Skalice
Originally a name for a person from Silesia, a historical region that is nowadays split between Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic.
Originally described one who was of Slovak descent.
SOKOL Czech, Jewish
From Czech sokol
meaning "falcon", a nickname or an occupational name for a falconer. As a Jewish name it is ornamental.
Means "a small knot" in Czech. It was probably a nickname for a strong, stubborn man.
Means "freedom" in Czech. It was a name of freemen in middle ages, of people who worked hard for their lord but they were not slaves.
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-).
ŽITNIK Slovene, Czech
From the Slavic root žito
meaning "rye". This was an occupational name for a dealer in rye or a baker.