Originally indicated a person from Koroška (Carinthia), a medieval Slovene state, now divided between Slovenia and Austria.
MLAKAR Slovene, Croatian
Derived from mlaka
"pool". The name referred to someone who lived close to a pool.
Nickname for a bald person, from plešec
Nickname for a bald person, from pleša
"bald patch" or plešec
Topographic name, derived from resa
"heather" or else from a type of barley.
Means "cord" from Slovene struna
, possibly denoting a maker of rope.
Patronymic from the nickname vlah
ŽITNIK Slovene, Czech
From the Slavic root žito
meaning "rye". This was an occupational name for a dealer in rye or a baker.