Albanian Submitted Surnames

Albanian names are used in the country of Albania, as well as Kosovo and other Albanian communities throughout the world.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AHMETAJAlbanian
From the given name Ahmad.
AHMETIAlbanian
From the given name Ahmet.
ALOSHIAlbanian
Aloshi , Aloshaj
AMITIAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
BARDHIAlbanian
Meaning "White"
BARUTIAlbanian
barut means gunpowder in Albanian
BEQIRAJAlbanian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
BIZIAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
BOSHNJAKUAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
CANOAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
CARCANIAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
CUMANIAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
DERVISHIAlbanian
Albanian form of Darwish.
DUSHAJAlbanian
It comes from serbian name ''dusha'' meaning soul.In serbian ''dusha moja'' means my sweatheart.Probably a nickname or name given to the patriarch of the dushaj family that got taken as a surname by his descendants later on,adding the popular albanian ending -aj.
GURAKUQIAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
HALILIAlbanian, Macedonian
From the given name Halil.
HAMITIAlbanian
Possibly a variant of Amiti.
HASANAGAAlbanian
Albanian surname, Hasani and given "Aga" in Ottoman Empire
HYKAAlbanian, Czech
This is both an Albanian and Czech surname. ... [more]
ISTOGUAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
ISUFAJAlbanian
From the given name Isuf.
ISUFIAlbanian
From the given name Isuf.
JUSUFIAlbanian, Macedonian
Derived from the given name Jusuf.
KARTALLOZIAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
KASTRATIAlbanian
Derived from the name of the Kastrati tribe inhabiting the region of Malësia in northern Albania.
KOCULIAlbanian
From a place name Kocul in Albania.
KORBECIGerman, Albanian
German name for Korb "basket" changed over time to Korbeci
KOTTIAlbanian
Kottie or Kotte
KURSUMULUAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
LAZAMIAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
MUJUSHIAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
NASKAAlbanian (Rare)
Present in Albania before 1900'.
NIMANBEGUAlbanian
Nimanbegu or Nimani , given "beg" from Turks in Ottoman Empire
NUHIJIAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
ORAAlbanian (Modern, Rare), Various
Means "time" in Albanian. A famous bearer is British singer Rita Ora (b. 1990).
PASHAAlbanian, Ottoman Turkish (Anglicized), Turkish (Anglicized)
Pasha or pascha (Ottoman Turkish: پاشا‎, Turkish: paşa), formerly anglicized as bashaw, was a higher rank in the Ottoman Empire political and military system, typically granted to governors, generals and dignitaries and others... [more]
PECICAlbanian
Derived from the name of the small town Peja (Pec) in western Kosovo. Most likely given to the inhabitants of the town and their descedents.
QAMOAlbanian
Comes from Ancient Greek.
REXHEPIAlbanian, Kosovar
From the given name Rexhep.
SADIRAJAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
SAHATÇIUAlbanian
Derived from Turkish saatçi meaning "watchmaker".
SHAHINIPersian, Albanian
From the given name Shahin or from one of the multiple places in Iran named Shahini.
SKËNDOAlbanian
Ancestors of Skënderbeu
SOPAAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
VRIONIAlbanian
From the place name Vrion.
XHAKAAlbanian (Latinized, Modern)
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Xhaka ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
ZAHARIAAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
ZHUGLIAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
ZHULATIAlbanian
Meaning unknown
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