Abkhaz Submitted Surnames

Abkhaz names are used by Abkhaz speakers in Abkhazia, a disputed region in Georgia.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AGRBA     Abkhaz
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]
AKHBA     Abkhaz
Derived from Abkhaz akhba meaning "elder" or аб (āb) "father".
ARDZINBA     Abkhaz
Means "son of silver" from Abkhaz араʒны (ārāʒnə) "silver" and аҧа (āpā) "son".
ARSHBA     Abkhaz
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) "son".
AVIDZBA     Abkhaz
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.
DZHOPUA     Abkhaz
Abkhaz family name of unknown meaning.
IVANBA     Abkhaz
Means "son of Ivan" in Abkhaz.
KHAJIMBA     Abkhaz
Of unknown meaning. A notable bearer is Raul Khajimba (1958-), the current President of Abkhazia.
KHARAZIA     Abkhaz
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 or -ia denoting descent.
KHASHBA     Abkhaz
Either derived from Abkhaz ахацə (āxācə) meaning "stone" or алашара (ālāšārā) "light".
KVITSINIA     Abkhaz
Abkhaz name most likely derived from Georgian კვიცი (ḳvici) meaning “colt”, traditionally used to refer to a stableboy who watched over horses.
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