Slavic Surnames

These names are used by Slavic peoples.
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ABADJIEV Bulgarian
Patronymic name derived from the Turkish word aba "coat". It may have originally denoted the children of a tailor.
ADAM English, French, German, Polish, Romanian, Jewish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
ADAMCZAK Polish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
ADAMCZYK Polish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
ADAMIĆ Croatian
Means "son of ADAM".
ADAMÍK Czech
Czech diminutive form of ADAM.
ALEKSEEV Russian
Means "son of ALEKSEY".
ANDONOV Bulgarian
Means "son of ANDON".
ANDRYSIAK Polish
Means "son of ANDRZEJ".
ANTIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of ANTO" or "son of ANTE (1)".
ANTOV Bulgarian
Means "son of ANTON".
APOSTOLOV Bulgarian
Means "son of APOSTOL".
ASENOV Bulgarian
Means "son of ASEN".
ATELJEVIĆ Serbian
Probably from Hatelji, the name of a town in Serbia, which is of unknown meaning.
BABIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Matronymic surname derived from Slavic baba "old woman".
BABIČ Slovene
Slovene form of BABIĆ.
BACHVAROV Bulgarian
Patronymic from Bulgarian бъчвар (bachvar) meaning "cooper, barrel maker".
BAKALOV Bulgarian
Patronymic derived from Bulgarian bakalin meaning "grocer".
BANÍK Slovak
Means "miner" in Slovak.
BÁRTA Czech
From a given name that was a diminutive of BARTOLOMĚJ.
BARTOŠ Czech, Slovak
Derived from Bartoš, a diminutive of BARTOLOMĚJ or BARTOLOMEJ.
BARTOSZ Polish
Derived from the given name BARTOSZ.
BENEŠ Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name BENEDIKT.
BERAN Czech
Derived from Czech beran meaning "ram".
BERÁNEK Czech
Means "little ram, male lamb" in Czech.
BERNARD French, English, Dutch, Czech
From the given name BERNARD.
BISKUP Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak cognate of BISHOP.
BLÁHA Czech
Derived from a diminutive of BLAŽEJ.
BLAŽEK Czech
Derived from a given name that was a diminutive of BLAŽEJ.
BOBAL Czech
Derived from Czech bob meaning "bean".
BOGDANIĆ Croatian
Means "son of BOGDAN".
BOGOMOLOV Russian
Patronymic derived from Russian богомол (bogomol) meaning "pious one, devotionalist".
BORYSOV Ukrainian
Means "son of BORYS".
BOSKO Polish, Slovak
Derived from Slavic bosu meaning "barefoot".
BOYADJIEV Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Бояджиев (see BOYADZHIEV).
BOYADZHIEV Bulgarian
Patronymic from Bulgarian бояджия (boyadzhiya) meaning "dyer".
BOYANOV Bulgarian
Means "son of BOYAN".
BRANKOVIČ Slovene
Slovene form of BRANKOVIĆ.
BRANKOVICH Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Бранковић (see BRANKOVIĆ).
BROZ Croatian
Derived from Broz, a diminutive of AMBROZIJE. This was the birth surname of the Yugoslavian dictator Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980).
BROŽ Czech
Derived from Brož, a diminutive of AMBROŽ.
BROŻ Polish
Derived from Broż, a diminutive of AMBROŻY.
BRZEZICKI Polish
Derived from Polish brzezina meaning "birch grove".
BUCHVAROV Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Бъчваров (see BACHVAROV).
BUDNY Polish
Possibly from Polish buda meaning "hut, cabin".
BUKOWSKI Polish
Originally denoted someone who came from a place called Bukowo or Bukowiec, which derive from Polish buk "beech".
BUREŠ Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the old Slavic given name Burian, of uncertain meaning.
ČECH Czech
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.
ČERMÁK Czech
Means "redstart (bird)" in Czech.
CERMAK Czech
Anglicized form of ČERMÁK.
ČERNÝ Czech
Means "black" in Czech.
ČERVENY Czech
Means "red" in Czech.
CHALUPA Czech
Means "cottage" in Czech.
CHALUPNÍK Czech
Derived from Czech chalupa meaning "cottage". The name referred to a peasant farmer who owned a very small piece of land.
CHAVDAROV Bulgarian
Means "son of CHAVDAR".
CHAYKA Ukrainian
Means "seagull" in Ukrainian.
CHAYKOVSKY Russian
Russian form of CHAYKA. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky (1840-1893), with the surname commonly Romanized as Tchaikovsky.
CHILIKOV Bulgarian
Patronymic derived from Bulgarian челик (chelik) "steel" (of Turkish origin).
CHLEBEK Polish
From Polish chleb "bread", used to denote a baker.
CHMELA Czech
Derived from Czech chmel "hops", referring to a person who grew hops, a plant used in brewing beer.
CHMIEL Polish
Polish cognate of CHMELA, from Polish chmiel.
CHVÁTAL Czech
Derived from chvátat meaning "to hurry".
ČIERNIK Slovak
Slovak cognate of ČERNÝ.
ČÍŽEK Czech
Means "siskin" in Czech, referring to a type of bird in the finch family.
ČÍŽIK Slovak
Slovak cognate of ČÍŽEK.
CRNČEVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from Serbian and Croatian црн (crn) meaning "black".
ČTVRTNÍK Czech
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.
CVETKOV Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Цветков (see TSVETKOV).
CZAJKA Polish
Means "lapwing (bird)" in Polish.
CZAJKOWSKI Polish
Originally indicated a person from any of the Polish towns named Czajków, all derived from Polish czajka meaning "lapwing (bird)".
DAMYANOV Bulgarian
Means "son of DAMYAN".
DANAILOV Bulgarian
Means "son of DANAIL".
DANCHEV Bulgarian
Means "son of DANCHO".
DASKALOV Bulgarian
Patronymic derived from даскал (daskal) meaning "teacher".
DAVIDOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of DAVID".
DEMIROVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of DEMIR".
DIMOV Bulgarian
Means "son of DIMO".
DOBREV Bulgarian
Means "son of DOBRI".
DOLEŽAL Czech
Nickname for a lazy person, derived from the past participle of the Czech verb doležat "to lie down".
DOUBEK Czech
Means "small oak" in Czech, derived from dub "oak".
DRAGANOV Bulgarian
Means "son of DRAGAN".
DRAGIĆ Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Patronymic from any of the Slavic given names starting with Drag (see DRAGO).
DRAGOV Bulgarian
Means "son of DRAGO".
DUBANOWSKI Polish
Originally indicated a person from the town of Dubinowo (now Dubino in Belarus).
DUBICKI Polish
Originally indicated a person from the town of Dubica in Poland.
DUNAJSKI Polish
Derived from Dunaj, the Polish name for the river Danube.
DUŠEK Czech
Derived from a diminutive of DUŠAN.
DVOŘÁK Czech
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).
DZIEDZIC Polish
Derived from Polish dziedzic "landowner".
FABIAN German, English, Polish
Derived from the given name FABIAN.
FEDOROV Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Фёдоров (see FYODOROV).
FIALA Czech
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.
FILIPEK Polish, Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name FILIP.
FILIPOWSKI Polish
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).
FILIPPOV Russian
Means "son of FILIP".
FRANJIĆ Croatian
Means "son of FRANJO".
FURLAN Italian, 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".
FURNADJIEV Bulgarian
Occupational name for a baker, derived from Bulgarian фурна (furna) meaning "oven".
FYODOROV Russian
Means "son of FYODOR".
GAJOS Polish
Derived from Polish gaj meaning "grove, thicket".
GAŠPER Slovene
Derived from the given name GAŠPER.
GAVRILOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of GAVRILO".
GAVRILYUK Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Гаврилюк (see HAVRYLYUK).
GENADIEV Bulgarian
Means "son of GENADI".
GENKOV Bulgarian
Means "son of GENKO".
GENOV Bulgarian
Means "son of GENO".
GEORGIEV Bulgarian
Means "son of GEORGI".
GJORGIEV Macedonian
Means "son of GJORGJI".
GNIEWEK Polish
Derived from Gniewek, a diminutive of ZBIGNIEW, JAROGNIEW, or other names containing gniew "anger".
GOMÓŁKA Polish
Derived from Polish gomółka, a type of round cheese, ultimately from an old Polish word meaning "round".
GORANOV Bulgarian
Means "son of GORAN".
GORECKI Polish
Originally indicated a person from Górka, the name of various towns in Poland, ultimately from Polish góra "mountain".
GÓRKA Polish
Variant of GORECKI.
GÓRSKI Polish
From the Polish word góra meaning "mountain".
GRBIĆ Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Means "hunchback", derived from Serbian, Croatian and Slovene grba "hump".
GRGIĆ Croatian
Means "son of GRGUR".
GRIGOROV Bulgarian
Means "son of GRIGOR".
GRZEŚKIEWICZ Polish
Derived from the given name GRZEGORZ.
GUJIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of a snake" from the Bosnian word guja meaning "snake".
GWÓZDEK Polish
Derived from either archaic Polish gwozd meaning "forest" or gwóźdź meaning "nail".
HADJIEV Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Хаджиев (see HADZHIEV).
HADZHIEV Bulgarian
Means "son of the pilgrim" from Bulgarian хаджия (hadzhiya) meaning "pilgrim", ultimately derived from Arabic حجّي (hajji).
HÁJEK Czech
Means "thicket" in Czech, a diminutive of háj "woods".
HASEK Czech
From a diminutive of the given name HAVEL.
HAVEL Czech
Derived from the given name HAVEL.
HAVELKA Czech
Means "son of HAVEL" in Czech.
HAVLÍČEK Czech
From a diminutive of the given name HAVEL.
HAVRYLYUK Ukrainian
From a diminutive of the given name HAVRYIL.
HERCEG Croatian
Croatian form of HERZOG.
HLAVÁČ Czech
From a nickname for a person with an oddly-shaped head, derived from Czech hlava "head".
HLAVÁČEK Czech
Diminutive form of HLAVÁČ.
HOLUB Czech, Ukrainian
Means "dove, pigeon" in Czech and Ukrainian.
HORÁČEK Czech
Diminutive derived from Czech hora "mountain".
HORÁK Czech
Derived from Czech hora "mountain".
HORNÍK Czech, Slovak
Occupational name meaning "miner" in Czech and Slovak.
HORVAT Croatian, Slovene
From Croatian and Slovene Hrvat meaning "Croat, person from Croatia".
HORVATINČIĆ Croatian
Patronymic derived from HORVAT.
HRABĚ Czech
Means "count" in Czech, perhaps used to denote someone who worked for a count or acted like a count.
HRISTOV Bulgarian
Means "son of HRISTO".
HRUBÝ Czech
Means "crude, coarse" in Czech.
HRUŠKA Czech
Means "pear" in Czech, most likely used to denote a person who grew or sold pears.
IGNATIEV Russian
Means "son of IGNATIY".
IGNATOV Bulgarian, Russian
Means "son of IGNAT".
ILIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of ILIJA".
ILIEV Bulgarian
Means "son of ILIYA".
ISAEV Russian
Means "son of ISAY".
IVANKOV Bulgarian
Patronymic derived from a diminutive of IVAN.
IVANOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of IVAN".
IVANOVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of IVAN".
IVOV Bulgarian
Means "son of IVO (2)".
JAGODA Polish
Means "berry" in Polish.
JAHODA Czech
Czech cognate of JAGODA.
JANDA Czech, Polish
Derived from the given name JAN (1).
JANDÁČEK Czech
From a diminutive of the given name JAN (1).
JANÍČEK Czech
Derived from the given name JAN (1).
JANKOVIC Slovak
Means "son of JANKO".
JANKOVIČ Slovene
Means "son of JANKO".
JANKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for a person from a town named Jankowo or Janków, all derived from the given name JANEK.
JANOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for a person from a town named Janowo, Janów or Janowice, all derived from the given name JAN (1).
JASKÓLSKI Polish
Originally indicated a person from various Polish towns named Jaskółki, derived from Polish jaskółka "swallow (bird)".
JEDLIČKA Czech
Derived from Czech jedle meaning "fir tree", perhaps given to a person who lived near a prominent one.
JEDYNAK Polish
Means "only child" in Polish.
JEHLIČKA Czech
From Czech jehla meaning "needle", most likely borne by tailors in reference to their occupation.
JELEN Czech
From a nickname meaning "stag" in Czech.
JELEŃ Polish
Polish form of JELEN.
JELÍNEK Czech
Diminutive of JELEN.
JEŽ Slovene, Czech
Cognate of JEŻ.
JEŻ Polish
Means "hedgehog" in Polish. It may have originally been given to a person who resembled a hedgehog in some way.
JEŽEK Czech
Diminutive form of JEŽ.
JOVANOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of JOVAN".
JUGOVAC Croatian
From Croatian jug meaning "south".
JURIĆ Croatian
Means "son of JURE".
JURIŠA Croatian
Derived from a diminutive form of JURE.
JUSIĆ Bosnian
Perhaps means "son of JOSIP".
KACZKA Polish
Means "duck" in Polish.
KADEŘ Czech
Variant of KUDRNA.
KADLEC Czech
From Czech tkadlec meaning "weaver".
KAFKA Czech
Derived from Czech kavka "jackdaw".
KALOYANOV Bulgarian
Means "son of KALOYAN".
KAŁUŻA Polish
Means "puddle" in Polish.
KALUŽA Slovene, Czech
Czech and Slovene form of KAŁUŻA.
KAMIŃSKI Polish
From Polish kamień meaning "stone", a name for a stonecutter or for one who lived at a place with this name.
KAŠPAR Czech
Derived from the given name KAŠPAR.
KASPRZAK Polish
Means "son of KACPER".
KASUN Croatian
Possibly derived from the old Slavic word kazati meaning "to order, to command".
KAWA Polish
Derived from Polish kawka "jackdaw".
KĘDZIERSKI Polish
From a nickname meaning "curly", describing a person with curly hair.
KIJEK Polish
Means "small stick", from Polish kij "stick".
KLADIVO Czech
Means "hammer" in Czech, a nickname for a blacksmith.
KLEMENT Czech, Slovak
From the given name KLEMENT.
KLÍMA Czech
Derived a diminutive of KLIMENT.
KLÍMEK Czech
Derived from a diminutive of KLIMENT.
KLIMEK Polish
Derived from a diminutive of KLEMENS.
KNEŽEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic of Serbo-Croatian knez meaning "prince" (ultimately of Germanic origin).
KOHOUT Czech
Czech cognate of KOHUT.
KOHUT Ukrainian
Means "rooster" in Ukrainian, a nickname for a proud person.
KOKOT Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian cognate of KOHUT.
KOLÁŘ Czech
Means "wheelwright", a derivative of Czech kolo "wheel".
KOLAR Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene cognate of KOLÁŘ.
KOPECKÝ Czech
Derived from Czech kopec meaning "hill". The name was given to a person who lived close to a hill.
KOPITAR Slovene
From Slovene kopito meaning "hoof", an occupational name for a shoer.
KOROŠEC Slovene
Originally indicated a person from Koroška (Carinthia), a medieval Slovene state, now divided between Slovenia and Austria.
KOŠAR Croatian
From Croatian koš meaning "basket", originally indicating a person who made or sold baskets.
KOSMATKA Polish
Derived from Polish kosmaty meaning "shaggy, hairy".
KOSTELECKÝ Czech
Originally denoted a person from a village named Kostelec, derived from Czech kostel meaning "church".
KOVÁČ Slovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech cognate of KOVAČ.
KOVAC Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Czech
Simplified spelling of KOVÁČ or KOVAČ.
KOVAČ Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Slovene
Means "blacksmith", a derivative of Slavic kovati meaning "to forge".
KOVACHEV Bulgarian
Patronymic derived from Bulgarian ковач (kovach) meaning "blacksmith".
KOVAČIĆ Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Patronymic derived from South Slavic kovač meaning "blacksmith".
KOVAČIČ Slovene
Slovene form of KOVAČIĆ.
KOVÁŘ Czech
Czech cognate of KOVAČ.
KOWALCZYK Polish
Patronymic derived from Polish kowal "blacksmith".
KOWALSKI Polish
From Polish kowal meaning "blacksmith".
KOZEL Czech
Czech cognate of KOZIOŁ.
KOZIOŁ Polish
Means "male goat" in Polish, probably used to denote a goatherd.
KOZLOV Russian
Patronymic from Russian козёл (kozyol) "male goat", probably used to denote a goatherd.
KOZŁOWSKI Polish
Originally a name for a person from Kozłów, Kozłowo, or other places with a name derived from Polish kozioł meaning "male goat".
KRAKOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for a person from the city of KRAKÓW in southern Poland.
KRÁL Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of KRÓL.
KRAMÁŘ Czech
Czech form of KRÄMER.
KRASTEV Bulgarian
Means "son of KRASTYO".
KRATOCHVIL Czech
Derived from Czech kratochvíle meaning "pastime".
KREJČI Czech
Means "tailor" in Czech.
KŘÍŽ Czech
Means "cross" in Czech, ultimately from Latin crux.
KRIŽMAN Slovene
From Slovene križ meaning "cross".
KRÓL Polish
Means "king" in Polish. The name referred to one who acted like a king or was connected in some way with a king's household.
KRUPIN Russian
Derived from Russian крупа (krupa) meaning "grain".
KUČERA Czech
Means "curl" in Czech, a nickname for a person with curly locks of hair.
KUDRNA Czech
Means "curl" in Czech, a nickname for someone with curly hair.
KUMIĘGA Polish
Possibly from Polish kum "godfather, friend" or komięga "raft, barge".
KUZNETSOV Russian
Patronymic form of Russian кузнец (kuznets) meaning "blacksmith".
KYSELÝ Czech
Means "sour" in Czech. It was most likely used to denote a person known for having a bad mood.
LAGOUNOV Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Лагунов (see LAGUNOV).
LAGUNOV Russian
Patronymic name derived from Russian лагун (lagun) meaning "water barrel". It was used to denote the descendants of a person who made water barrels.
LÁNÍK Czech
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.
ŁASKA Polish
Means "grace, mercy" in Polish.
LÁSKA Czech, Slovak
Means "love" in Czech and Slovak.
ŁAWNICZAK Polish
From Polish ławnik meaning "alderman".
LAZAROV Bulgarian
Means "son of LAZAR".
LIS Polish
Means "fox" in Polish, a nickname for a sly person.
LONČAR Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Means "potter", from Serbo-Croatian lonac, Slovene lonec meaning "pot".
LUKIĆ Serbian
Means "son of LUKA".
MACEK Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name MATĚJ.
MACHÁŇ Czech
Derived from the given name Mach, a Czech diminutive of MATĚJ and other given names beginning with Ma.
MAJEWSKI Polish
Derived from Polish maj meaning "May". It may have been given in reference to the month the bearer was baptized.
MAKSIMOV Russian
Means "son of MAKSIM".
MALINOWSKI Polish
From Polish malina meaning "raspberry", originally indicating a person who lived near a raspberry patch.
MAŁY Polish
Polish cognate of MALÝ.
MALÝ Czech
Means "small" in Czech.
MAREK Polish, Czech, Slovak
Derived from the given name MAREK.
MARIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of MARIJA".
MARINOV Bulgarian
Means "son of MARIN".
MARKOV Bulgarian, Russian
Means "son of MARKO or MARK".
MARSZAŁEK Polish
Polish cognate of MARSHALL.
MARTIN English, French, German, Czech
Derived from the given name MARTIN.
MARTÍNEK Czech
Derived from the given name MARTIN.
MARTINOV Bulgarian
Means "son of MARTIN".
MARUŠIĆ Croatian
Matronymic name meaning "son of MARIJA".
MARUŠKA Czech
Derived from the given name MARIE.
MAŠEK Czech
Derived from the given name Mašek, which can be a diminutive of either MATĚJ or TOMÁŠ.