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.
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 prominent one.
From Czech jehla
meaning "needle", most likely borne by tailors in reference to their occupation.
From a nickname meaning "stag" in Czech.
Means "hammer" in Czech, a nickname for a blacksmith.
Means "wheelwright", a derivative of Czech kolo
Derived from Czech kopec
meaning "hill". The name was given to a person who lived close to a hill.
Originally denoted a person from a village named Kostelec, derived from Czech kostel
Means "cross" in Czech, ultimately from Latin crux
Means "curl" in Czech, a nickname for a person with curly locks of hair.
Means "curl" in Czech, a nickname for someone with curly hair.
Means "sour" in Czech. It was most likely used to denote a person known for having a bad mood.
Derived from Czech lán
, a measure of land equal to approximately 18 hectares. The name loosely translates as "farmer" and is considered a Moravian equivalent 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
Means "returned" in Czech, from the verb navrátit
"to return", perhaps used to denote a person who came home following a long absence.
From place names meaning "new orchard" in Czech.
Means "one who sits behind" in Czech, an equivalent to Zahradník
mainly used in the region of Moravia.
Means "Pole, person from Poland" in Czech.
Derived from Czech polo
"one half" and lán
, a medieval Czech measure of land (approximately 18 hectares). The name denoted someone who owned this much land.
Nickname for a person in a hurry, from Czech pospíšit
Means "walk, wander, stroll" in Czech. This was an occupational name for a travelling tradesman.
Derived from the medieval status name purkrabí
meaning "burgrave". It is derived from German Burggraf
meaning "castle count".
RYBA Czech, Polish
Means "fish" in Czech and Slovak, an occupational name for a fisher.
Means "fisher" in Czech, from ryba
Occupational name derived from Czech švec
meaning "shoemaker, cobbler".
Means "rock" in Czech, indicating that the original bearer lived near a prominent rock.
SKALICKÝ Czech, Slovak
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.
SMOLAK Polish, Czech
Occupational name for a distiller of pitch, derived from the Slavic word smola
meaning "pitch, resin".
SOKOL Czech, Jewish
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 topographic name or a nickname for a stubborn person.
STRUNA Slovene, Czech
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-).
ZIMA Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian
From a Slavic word meaning "winter". This may have been a nickname for a person with a chilly personality.
ŽITNIK Slovene, Czech
From the Slavic root žito
meaning "rye". This was an occupational name for a dealer in rye or a baker.