Abkhaz Submitted Surnames
are used by Abkhaz
speakers in Abkhazia, a disputed region in Georgia.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Most likely derived from Abkhaz агыруа (ā́gər-uā)
meaning "Mingrelian, farm labourer, serf", historically used to refer to the Mingrelians, an ethic sub-group of the Georgians. Alternatively, it could be from Abkhaz агара (āgārā)
meaning "to take" or "to bring"... [more]
Derived from Abkhaz akhba
meaning "elder" or аб (āb)
Means "son of silver" from Abkhaz араʒны (ārāʒnə)
"silver" and аҧа (āpā)
Most likely from a contracted form of Arabic أَرْشَد (ʾaršad)
meaning "most sensible, most reasonable" or Persian ارشد (arshad)
"senior, superior, eldest" combined with Abkhaz аԥа (āpā)
From Georgian ავი (avi)
meaning "currish, severe, sullen" combined with ძე (dze)
"son" and Abkhaz аԥа (āpā)
"son". The name was most likely borne by Georgians under the spelling Avidze, which was modified with the Abkhaz suffix -ba
after migration to Abkhazia.
Of unknown meaning. A notable bearer is Raul
Khajimba (1958-), the current President of Abkhazia.
There are several theories on the origin of the name. It could be derived from Arabic حَارِس (ḥāris)
meaning "guard, guardian, defender", from a contraction of a Hebrew term, or from the Abkhaz word ҳара (ḥārā́)
meaning "we, ours" combined with the Abkhaz suffix -ya
Either derived from Abkhaz ахацə (āxācə)
meaning "stone" or алашара (ālāšārā)
Abkhaz name most likely derived from Georgian კვიცი (ḳvici)
meaning “colt”, traditionally used to refer to a stableboy who watched over horses.