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.
AHMETAJ     Albanian
From the given name Ahmad.
ALOSHI     Albanian
Aloshi , Aloshaj
AMITI     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
BARDHI     Albanian
Meaning "White"
BARUTI     Albanian
barut means gunpowder in Albanian
BEQIRAJ     Albanian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
BISHA     Albanian
Animal
BIZI     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
BOSHNJAKU     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
CANO     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
CARCANI     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
CUMANI     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
DERVISHI     Albanian
Albanian form of Darwish.
DUSHAJ     Albanian
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.
GURAKUQI     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
HAMITI     Albanian
Possibly a variant of Amiti.
HASANAGA     Albanian
Albanian surname, Hasani and given "Aga" in Ottoman Empire
HYKA     Albanian, Czech
This is both an Albanian and Czech surname. ... [more]
ISTOGU     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
ISUFAJ     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
ISUFI     Albanian
From the given name Isuf.
JUSUFI     Albanian, Macedonian
Derived from the given name Jusuf.
KARTALLOZI     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
KASTRATI     Albanian
Derived from the name of the Kastrati tribe inhabiting the region of Malësia in northern Albania.
KOCULI     Albanian
From a place name Kocul in Albania.
KORBECI     German, Albanian
German name for Korb "basket" changed over time to Korbeci
KOTTI     Albanian
Kottie or Kotte
KURSUMULU     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
LAZAMI     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
MUJUSHI     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
NASKA     Albanian (Rare)
Present in Albania before 1900'.
NIMANBEGU     Albanian
Nimanbegu or Nimani , given "beg" from Turks in Ottoman Empire
NUHIJI     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
ORA     Albanian (Modern, Rare), Various
Means "time" in Albanian. A famous bearer is British singer Rita Ora (b. 1990).
PASHA     Albanian, 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]
PECIC     Albanian
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.
REXHEPI     Albanian, Kosovar
From the given name Rexhep.
SADIRAJ     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
SHAHINI     Persian, Albanian
From the given name Shahin or from one of the multiple places in Iran named Shahini.
SKËNDO     Albanian
Ancestors of Skënderbeu
SOPA     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
VRIONI     Albanian
From the place name Vrion.
XHAKA     Albanian (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.
ZAHARIA     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
ZHUGLI     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
ZHULATI     Albanian
Meaning unknown
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