Slovene Surnames

Slovene names are used in the country of Slovenia in central Europe.
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BABIČSlovene
Slovene form of BABIĆ.
DRAGIĆSerbian, Croatian, Slovene
Patronymic from any of the Slavic given names starting with Drag (see DRAGO).
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".
GAŠPERSlovene
Derived from the given name GAŠPER.
GRBIĆSerbian, Croatian, Slovene
Means "hunchback", derived from Serbian, Croatian and Slovene grba "hump".
HORVATCroatian, Slovene
From Croatian and Slovene Hrvat meaning "Croat, person from Croatia".
JAKOLINSlovene
From Latin Jacobus, see JAMES.
JANKOVIČSlovene
Means "son of JANKO".
JEŽSlovene, Czech
Cognate of JEZ.
KALUŽASlovene
Means "a puddle" in Slovene.
KASPARGerman, Slovene
Derived from the given name KASPAR.
KLEMENTSSlovene
From the given name KLEMEN.
KOKOTSlovene
Means "rooster" in Slovene.
KOLARCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene cognate of KOLÁŘ.
KOPITARSlovene
Means "shoemaker".
KOROŠECSlovene
Originally indicated a person from Koroška (Carinthia), a medieval Slovene state, now divided between Slovenia and Austria.
KOVAČCroatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Slovene
Means "blacksmith", a derivative of Slavic kovati meaning "to forge".
KOVAČIČSlovene
Slovene form of KOVAČIĆ.
KOZELSlovene, Ukrainian
Derived from Slavic kozel "goat", probably used to denote a goatherd.
KRIŽCzech, Slovak, Slovene
Means "cross" in Czech.
KRIZMANSlovene
From the given name KRISTIJAN.
LONČARCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Means "potter", from Serbo-Croatian lonac, Slovene lonec meaning "pot".
MEDVEDSlovene, Slovak, Croatian, Russian
Means "bear" in several Slavic languages.
MLAKARSlovene, Croatian
Derived from mlaka "pool". The name referred to someone who lived close to a pool.
NOVAKSlovene, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Slavic novy "new", originally a name for someone who was new to a village.
PERKOCroatian, Slovene
Derived from an archaic diminutive of PETAR.
PLEŠECSlovene
Nickname for a bald person, from plešec "bald man".
PLEŠKOSlovene
Nickname for a bald person, from pleša "bald patch" or plešec "bald man".
RESNIKSlovene
Possibly from Slovene resa meaning "heather".
STRNADCzech, Slovene
Means "bunting" in Czech and Slovene.
STRUNASlovene, Czech
From Slavic struna meaning "string, cord", possibly denoting a maker of rope.
VLAŠIČSlovene
Patronymic from the nickname Vlah meaning "Romanian".
ŽITNIKSlovene, Czech
From the Slavic root žito meaning "rye". This was an occupational name for a dealer in rye or a baker.
ZUPANSlovene
From Slavic župan meaning "head of the district, community leader".