Slavic Surnames

These names are used by Slavic peoples.
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ABADJIEVBulgarian
Patronymic name derived from the Turkish word aba "coat". It may have originally denoted the children of a tailor.
ADAMEnglish, French, German, Polish, Romanian, Jewish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
ADAMCZAKPolish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
ADAMCZYKPolish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
ADAMIĆCroatian
Means "son of ADAM".
ADAMÍKCzech
Czech diminutive form of ADAM.
ALEKSEEVRussian
Means "son of ALEKSEY".
ANDONOVBulgarian
Means "son of ANDON".
ANDRYSIAKPolish
Means "son of ANDRZEJ".
ANTIĆSerbian, Croatian
Means "son of ANTO" or "son of ANTE (1)".
ANTOVBulgarian
Means "son of ANTON".
ASENOVBulgarian
Means "son of ASEN".
ATELJEVIĆSerbian
Probably from Hatelji, the name of a town in Serbia, which is of unknown meaning.
BABIĆSerbian, Croatian
Matronymic surname derived from Slavic baba "old woman".
BABIČSlovene
Slovene form of BABIĆ.
BACHVAROVBulgarian
Patronymic from Bulgarian бъчвар (bachvar) meaning "cooper, barrel maker".
BAKALOVBulgarian
Patronymic derived from Bulgarian bakalin meaning "grocer".
BANÍKSlovak
Means "miner" in Slovak.
BÁRTACzech
From a given name which was a diminutive of BARTOLOMĚJ.
BARTOŠCzech, Slovak
Derived from Bartoš, a diminutive of BARTOLOMĚJ or BARTOLOMEJ.
BARTOSZPolish
Derived from the given name BARTOSZ.
BENEŠCzech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name BENEDIKT.
BERANCzech
Derived from Czech beran meaning "ram".
BERÁNEKCzech
Means "little ram, male lamb" in Czech.
BERNARDFrench, English, Dutch, Czech
From the given name BERNARD.
BISKUPCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak cognate of BISHOP.
BLÁHACzech
Derived from a diminutive of BLAŽEJ.
BLAŽEKCzech
Derived from a given name which was a diminutive of BLAŽEJ.
BOBALCzech
Derived from Czech bob meaning "bean".
BOGDANIĆCroatian
Means "son of BOGDAN".
BOGOMOLOVRussian
Patronymic derived from Russian богомол (bogomol) meaning "pious one, devotionalist".
BORYSOVUkrainian
Means "son of BORYS".
BOSKOPolish, Slovak
Derived from Slavic bosu meaning "barefoot".
BOYADJIEVBulgarian
Variant transcription of BOYADZHIEV.
BOYADZHIEVBulgarian
Patronymic from Bulgarian бояджия (boyadzhiya) meaning "dyer".
BOYANOVBulgarian
Means "son of BOYAN".
BRANKOVICHSerbian
Variant transcription of BRANKOVIĆ.
BROZCroatian
Derived from Broz, a diminutive of AMBROZIJE. This was the birth surname of the Yugoslavian dictator Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980).
BROŽCzech
Derived from Brož, a diminutive of AMBROŽ.
BROŻPolish
Derived from Broż, a diminutive of AMBROŻY.
BRZEZICKIPolish
Derived from Polish brzezina meaning "birch grove".
BUCHVAROVBulgarian
Variant transcription of BACHVAROV.
BUDNYPolish
Possibly from Polish buda meaning "hut, cabin".
BUKOWSKIPolish
Originally denoted someone who came from a place called Bukowo or Bukowiec, which derive from Polish buk "beech".
BUREŠCzech
Derived from a diminutive of the old Slavic given name Burian, of uncertain meaning.
ČECHCzech
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.
ČERMÁKCzech
Means "redstart (bird)" in Czech.
CERMAKCzech
Anglicized form of ČERMÁK.
ČERNÝCzech
Means "black" in Czech.
ČERVENYCzech
Means "red" in Czech.
CHALUPACzech
Means "cottage" in Czech.
CHALUPNÍKCzech
Derived from Czech chalupa meaning "cottage". The name referred to a peasant farmer who owned a very small piece of land.
CHAYKAUkrainian
Means "seagull" in Ukrainian.
CHAYKOVSKYRussian
Russian form of CHAYKA. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky (1840-1893), with the surname commonly Romanized as Tchaikovsky.
CHILIKOVBulgarian
Patronymic derived from Bulgarian челик (chelik) "steel" (of Turkish origin).
CHLEBEKPolish
From Polish chleb "bread", used to denote a baker.
CHMELACzech
Derived from Czech chmel "hops", referring to a person who grew hops, a plant used in brewing beer.
CHMIELPolish
Polish cognate of CHMELA, from Polish chmiel.
CHVÁTALCzech
Derived from chvátat meaning "to hurry".
ČIERNIKSlovak
Slovak cognate of ČERNÝ.
ČÍŽEKCzech
Means "siskin" in Czech, referring to a type of bird in the finch family.
ČÍŽIKSlovak
Slovak cognate of ČÍŽEK.
CRNČEVIĆSerbian, Croatian
Derived from Serbian and Croatian црн (crn) meaning "black".
ČTVRTNÍKCzech
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.
CVETKOVBulgarian
Variant transcription of TSVETKOV.
CZAJKAPolish
Means "lapwing (bird)" in Polish.
CZAJKOWSKIPolish
Originally indicated a person from any of the Polish towns named Czajków, all derived from Polish czajka meaning "lapwing (bird)".
DAMYANOVBulgarian
Means "son of DAMYAN".
DANAILOVBulgarian
Means "son of DANAIL".
DANCHEVBulgarian
Means "son of DANCHO".
DASKALOVBulgarian
Patronymic derived from даскал (daskal) meaning "teacher".
DAVIDOVIĆSerbian
Means "son of DAVID".
DEMIROVIĆBosnian
Means "son of DEMIR".
DIMOVBulgarian
Means "son of DIMO".
DOBREVBulgarian
Means "son of DOBRI".
DOLEŽALCzech
Nickname for a lazy person, derived from the past participle of the Czech verb doležat "to lie down".
DOUBEKCzech
Means "small oak" in Czech, derived from dub "oak".
DRAGANOVBulgarian
Means "son of DRAGAN".
DRAGIĆSerbian, Croatian, Slovene
Patronymic from any of the Slavic given names starting with Drag (see DRAGO).
DRAGOVBulgarian
Means "son of DRAGO".
DUBANOWSKIPolish
Originally indicated a person from the town of Dubinowo (now Dubino in Belarus).
DUBICKIPolish
Originally indicated a person from the town of Dubica in Poland.
DUNAJSKIPolish
Derived from Dunaj, the Polish name for the river Danube.
DUŠEKCzech
Derived from a diminutive of DUŠAN.
DVOŘÁKCzech
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).
DZIEDZICPolish
Derived from Polish dziedzic "landowner".
FABIANGerman, English, Polish
Derived from the given name FABIAN.
FEDOROVRussian
Variant transcription of FYODOROV.
FIALACzech
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.
FILIPEKPolish, Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name FILIP.
FILIPOWSKIPolish
Either a patronymic from the given name FILIP, or a habitational name denoting a person from the Polish town of Filipów (also derived from the given name).
FILIPPOVRussian
Means "son of FILIP".
FRANJIĆCroatian
Means "son of FRANJO".
FURLANItalian, Slovene
From the name of the Italian region of Friuli, in the northeast of Italy, which is derived from the name of the Roman town of Forum Iulii meaning "forum of Julius".
FURNADJIEVBulgarian
Occupational name for a baker, derived from Bulgarian фурна (furna) meaning "oven".
FYODOROVRussian
Means "son of FYODOR".
GAJOSPolish
Derived from Polish gaj meaning "grove, thicket".
GAŠPERSlovene
Derived from the given name GAŠPER.
GAVRILYUKUkrainian
Varirant transcription of HAVRYLYUK.
GENADIEVBulgarian
Means "son of GENADI".
GENKOVBulgarian
Means "son of GENKO".
GENOVBulgarian
Means "son of GENO".
GEORGIEVBulgarian
Means "son of GEORGI".
GNIEWEKPolish
Derived from Gniewek, a diminutive of ZBIGNIEW, JAROGNIEW, or other names containing gniew "anger".
GOMÓŁKAPolish
Derived from Polish gomółka, a type of round cheese, ultimately from an old Polish word meaning "round".
GORANOVBulgarian
Means "son of GORAN".
GORECKIPolish
Originally indicated a person from Górka, the name of various towns in Poland, ultimately from Polish góra "mountain".
GÓRSKIPolish
From the Polish word góra meaning "mountain".
GRBIĆSerbian, Croatian, Slovene
Means "hunchback", derived from Serbian, Croatian and Slovene grba "hump".
GRGIĆCroatian
Means "son of GRGUR".
GRIGOROVBulgarian
Means "son of GRIGOR".
GRZEŚKIEWICZPolish
Derived from the given name GRZEGORZ.
GUJIĆBosnian
Means "son of a snake" from the Bosnian word guja meaning "snake".
GWÓZDEKPolish
Derived from either archaic Polish gwozd meaning "forest" or gwóźdź meaning "nail".
HADJIEVBulgarian
Variant transcription of HADZHIEV.
HADZHIEVBulgarian
Means "son of the pilgrim" from Bulgarian хаджия (hadzhiya) meaning "pilgrim", ultimately derived from Arabic حجّي (hajji).
HÁJEKCzech
Means "thicket" in Czech, a diminutive of háj "woods".
HASEKCzech
From a diminutive of the given name HAVEL.
HAVELCzech
Derived from the given name HAVEL.
HAVELKACzech
Means "son of HAVEL" in Czech.
HAVLÍČEKCzech
From a diminutive of the given name HAVEL.
HAVRYLYUKUkrainian
From a diminutive of the given name HAVRYIL.
HERCEGCroatian
Croatian form of HERZOG.
HLAVÁČCzech
From a nickname for a person with an oddly-shaped head, derived from Czech hlava "head".
HLAVÁČEKCzech
Diminutive form of HLAVÁČ.
HOLUBCzech, Ukrainian
Means "dove, pigeon" in Czech and Ukrainian.
HORÁČEKCzech
Diminutive derived from Czech hora "mountain".
HORÁKCzech
Derived from Czech hora "mountain".
HORNÍKCzech, Slovak
Occupational name meaning "miner" in Czech and Slovak.
HORVATCroatian, Slovene
From Croatian and Slovene Hrvat meaning "Croat, person from Croatia".
HORVATINČIĆCroatian
Patronymic derived from HORVAT.
HRABĚCzech
Means "count" in Czech, perhaps used to denote someone who worked for a count or acted like a count.
HRISTOVBulgarian
Means "son of HRISTO".
HRUBÝCzech
Means "crude, coarse" in Czech.
HRUŠKACzech
Means "pear" in Czech, most likely used to denote a person who grew or sold pears.
IGNATIEVRussian
Means "son of IGNATIY".
ILIĆSerbian, Croatian
Means "son of ILIJA".
ILIEVBulgarian
Means "son of ILIYA".
ISAEVRussian
Means "son of ISAY".
IVANKOVBulgarian
Patronymic derived from a diminutive of IVAN.
IVANOVSKIMacedonian
Means "son of IVAN".
IVOVBulgarian
Means "son of IVO (2)".
JAGODAPolish
Means "berry" in Polish.
JAHODACzech, Slovak
Czech cognate of JAGODA.
JAKOLINSlovene
From Latin Jacobus, see JAMES.
JANDAPolish, Czech
Derived from the given name JAN (1).
JANDAČEKCzech
Diminutive of JANDA.
JANIČEKCzech
Derived from the given name JAN (1).
JANKOVICSlovak
Means "son of JANKO".
JANKOVIČSlovene
Means "son of JANKO".
JANKOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for a person from a town named Jankowo or Janków, places derived from the given name JANEK.
JANOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for a person from a town named Janowo, Janow or Janowice, places derived from the given name JAN (1).
JASKOLSKIPolish
Originally indicated a person from Jaskolski in Poland. The name of the town itself is derived from Polish jaskolka "a swallow".
JEDLIČKACzech
Derived from Czech jedle meaning "fir tree", perhaps given to a person who lived near a fir tree.
JEDYNAKPolish
Means "only child" from Polish jedynak.
JEHLIČKACzech
Means "a needle" in Czech. The name was most likely borne by tailors in reference to their occupation.
JELENPolish, Czech, Slovak
Means "stag" in the Slavic languages.
JELINEKCzech
Diminutive of JELEN.
JEZPolish
Means "hedgehog" in Polish. 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.
JEŽSlovene, Czech
Cognate of JEZ.
JEŽEKCzech
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.
JOVANOVIĆSerbian
Means "son of JOVAN".
JUGOVACCroatian
From Croatian jug meaning "south".
JURIĆCroatian
Means "son of JURE".
JURIŠACroatian
Derived from a diminutive form of JURE.
JUSIĆBosnian
Perhaps means "son of JOSIP".
KACZKAPolish
Means "duck" in Polish.
KADER (1)Czech
Archaic variant of KUDRNA.
KADLECCzech
Means "weaver" in Czech.
KALOYANCHEVBulgarian
Means "son of little KALOYAN".
KALUŽASlovene
Means "a puddle" in Slovene.
KALUZAPolish
Means "a puddle" in Polish.
KAMIŃSKIPolish
Originally denoted someone who came from a town called Kamien. Kamien comes from the Slavic word kamiñ meaning "stone".
KASPARGerman, Slovene
Derived from the given name KASPAR.
KASPRZAKPolish
Means "son of KASPAR".
KASUNCroatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Derived from the Old Slavic term kazac "to order, command", here referring to one who bore an air of authority, and whose word was heeded and obeyed.
KATRANJIEVBulgarian
Patronymic from katranjia "one who works at a tar pit".
KAVAPolish
Derived from Polish kawa "coffee", perhaps originally denoting one who worked in the coffee trade.
KEDZIERSKIUkrainian, Polish
From a nickname meaning "curly", describing a person with curly hair.
KIJEKPolish
Means "a small stick" in Polish.
KLADIVOCzech
Means "hammer" in Czech. The name most likely started as a nickname for a blacksmith.
KLEMENTSSlovene
From the given name KLEMEN.
KLIMACzech
Derived from Klima, a diminutive of KLIMENT.
KLÍMEKCzech
Derived from Klímek, a diminutive of KLIMENT.
KLIMEKPolish
Derived from the name Klimek, a diminutive of KLEMENS.
KLIMYCzech
Means "descendant of Klima", Klima being a diminutive of KLIMENT.
KNEŽEVIĆCroatian, Serbian
Patronymic of the South Slavic word knež meaning "prince".
KOHOUTCzech
Means "rooster" in Czech.
KOHUTUkrainian
Means "rooster" in Ukrainian. It was a nickname for a proud person.
KOKOTSlovene
Means "rooster" in Slovene.
KOLÁŘCzech
Means "wheelwright", a derivative of Czech kolo "wheel".
KOLARCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene cognate of KOLÁŘ.
KOPECKYCzech
Derived from Czech kopec "hill". The name was perhaps given to a person who lived close to a hill.
KOPITARSlovene
Means "shoemaker".
KOROŠECSlovene
Originally indicated a person from Koroška (Carinthia), a medieval Slovene state, now divided between Slovenia and Austria.
KOŠARCroatian
From the Slavic word koš meaning "basket". It originally indicated a person who made or sold baskets.
KOSMATKAPolish
Derived from Polish kosmaty meaning "shaggy, hairy".
KOSTELECKYCzech
Originally denoted a person from a village named Kostelec. The place name Kostelec is derived from the Czech word kostel "church".
KOVÁČSlovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech cognate of KOVAČ.
KOVACSlovak, Croatian, Serbian, Czech
Simplified spelling of KOVÁČ or KOVAČ.
KOVAČCroatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Slovene
Means "blacksmith", a derivative of Slavic kovati meaning "to forge".
KOVACHEVBulgarian
Patronymic derived from Bulgarian ковач (kovach) meaning "blacksmith".
KOVAČIĆCroatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Patronymic derived from South Slavic kovač meaning "blacksmith".
KOVAČIČSlovene
Slovene form of KOVAČIĆ.
KOVÁŘCzech
Czech cognate of KOVAČ.
KOWALCZYKPolish
Patronymic derived from Polish kowal "blacksmith".
KOWALSKIPolish
From Polish kowal meaning "blacksmith".
KOZELSlovene, Ukrainian
Derived from Slavic kozel "goat", probably used to denote a goatherd.
KOZIOLPolish
Means "goat" in Polish, probably used to denote a goatherd.
KOZLOVRussian
Patronymic from the Slavic word kozel "goat", probably used to denote a goatherd.
KOZLOWPolish
From the Polish place name Kozlow, ultimately derived from koziol "goat".
KOZLOWSKIPolish
Originally a name for a person from Kozlow, Kozlowo, or any other place whose name was derived from Polish koziol "goat".
KRAKOWSKIPolish, Jewish
Habitational name for a person from the city of Kraków in southern Poland.
KRALLCzech
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.
KRAMRCzech
Czech form of KRAMER.
KRASTEVBulgarian
Means "son of KRASTIO".
KRATOCHVILCzech
Derived from the Czech kratochvile "pastime".
KREJCICzech
Means "tailor" in Czech.
KRIŽCzech, Slovak, Slovene
Means "cross" in Czech.
KRIZMANSlovene
From the given name KRISTIJAN.
KRÓLPolish
Means "king" in Polish. The name referred to one connected in some way with a king's household.
KRUPINRussian
Derived from Slavic krupa meaning "grain".
KUCERACzech
Means "curl" in Czech, a nickname for a person with curly locks of hair.
KUDRNACzech
Cognate of KUCERA.
KUMIEGAPolish
Derived from a Polish word meaning "friend".
KUZNETSOVRussian
Patronymic form of Russian кузнец (kuznets) meaning "blacksmith".
KYSELYCzech, Slovak
Means "sour" in Czech. It was most likely used to denote a person known for his bad mood.
LAGOUNOVRussian
Variant transcription of LAGUNOV.
LAGUNOVRussian
Patronymic name derived from Russian lagun "water barrel". It was most likely used to denote the descendants of a person who made water barrels.
LANIKCzech
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.
LÁSKACzech, Slovak
Means "love" in Czech and Slovak.
LAWNICZAKPolish
Means "juror" from Polish lawnik.
LAZAROVBulgarian
Means "son of LAZAR".
LISPolish
Means "fox" in Polish. It is a nickname for a sly person.
LONČARCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Means "potter", from Serbo-Croatian lonac, Slovene lonec meaning "pot".
LUKIĆSerbian
Means "son of LUKA".
LUKSKACzech
Derived from the given name LUKAS.
MACEKCzech
Derived from the name Macek, a diminutive of MATEJ.
MACHÁNCzech
Derived from the given name Mach (a Czech diminutive of MICHAEL or MATĚJ).
MAJEWSKIPolish
Derived from Polish maj meaning "May". It may have been given in reference to the month the first bearer was baptized.
MAKSIMOVRussian
Means "son of MAKSIM".
MALINOWSKIPolish
Means "dweller by raspberries" from Polish malina.
MALYPolish, Czech
Means "small" in the Slavic languages.
MAREKCzech, Polish, Hungarian
Derived from the given name MAREK.
MARIĆCroatian
Means "son of MARIJA".
MARINOVBulgarian
Means "son of MARIN".
MARKOVBulgarian, Russian
Means "son of MARKO or MARK".
MARSZAŁEKPolish
Polish cognate of MARSHALL.
MARTINEnglish, French, German, Czech
Derived from the given name MARTIN.
MARTÍNEKCzech
Derived from the given name MARTIN.
MARTINOVBulgarian
Means "son of MARTIN".
MARUŠIĆCroatian
Matronymic surname meaning "son of MARIJA".
MARUŠKACzech
Derived from the given name MARIE.
MAŠEKCzech
Derived from the given name Mašek which can be a diminutive of either MATĚJ or TOMÁŠ.
MÁSELNÍKCzech
Referred to one who churned or sold butter or buttermilk, derived from Czech máslo "butter".