Circassian Submitted Surnames

Circassian names are used in Circassia, part of the Caucasus region of Russia.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
BARCHOCircassian
Possibly derived from an Adyghe word meaning "band, lace", referring to someone who made ropes or binding tapes, or from a Chechen word referring to a tailor.
CHEMSOCircassian
Shapsug name derived from Adyghe чэмы (čămə) meaning "cow" combined with шъо (ŝo) meaning "skin, colour".
CHUKHOCircassian
Derived from Adyghe цу (c°) meaning “ox, bull, buffalo” combined with шъхьэ (ŝḥă) meaning “head”.
DZHARIMOVCircassian (Russified)
Russified form of a Circassian name possibly from Adyghe джары (ǯ̍ārə) meaning "that is" combined with мэ (mă) meaning "this" or "smell". A notable bearer is Aslan Dzharimov (1936-), the former President of the Adyghe Republic from 1992-2002.
JAIMOUKHACircassian
Means "cow herd, cowman" from Kabardian жэм (žăm) meaning "cow" combined with хъу (χ°) meaning "male, man". It traditionally indicated someone who was wealthy because they possessed a large herd of bovine.
JAMOUKHACircassian
Variant transcription of Jaimoukha.
MAKHOVCircassian (Russified)
Russified form of a Circassian surname derived from Kabardian махуэ (māx°ă) meaning "day".
NAPSOCircassian
Shapsug name meaning "whole-eyed" derived from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning "eye" combined with псэу (psăw) meaning "health, alive" or "whole, all, complete".
NAPTSOKCircassian
Circassian name derived from Adyghe напцэ (nāpcă) meaning “eyelash, eyebrow”.
NASHCircassian
Shapsug name derived from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning "eye" combined with щэ (š̍ă) meaning "milk" or "crooked, wry, bent".
NASHKHOCircassian
Literally means “blue-eyed” from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning “eye” combined with шхъуантӏэ (šχ°ānṭă) meaning “blue”.
NATKHOCircassian
Shapsug name possibly derived from Adyghe нат (nāt) meaning "Nart" (referring to a Caucasian saga) combined with хъо (χo) meaning "pig".
NATOKCircassian
Derived from Adyghe натӏэ (nāṭă) meaning "forehead" combined with къу (q°) meaning "man, male".
NIBOCircassian
Of unknown meaning.
PAKCircassian
Circassian name derived from Adyghe пакъ (pāq) meaning "snub-nosed, bluntnose".
PANESHCircassian
Derived from Adyghe пэ (pă) meaning "nose" combined with нэшъу (năŝ°) "blind".
TKHAKUSHINOVCircassian (Russified)
Russified form of a Circassian family name of unknown meaning. A notable bearer is Aslan Tkhakushinov (1947-), the former Head of the Republic of Adygea, Russia.
TLEBZUCircassian
Derived from Adyghe лӏы (ḷə) meaning "husband, man" combined with бзэу (bzăw) meaning "deer, stag".
TSIKUNIBCircassian
Derived from Adyghe цӏыкӏу (c̣əḳ°) meaning "little" combined with ныбэ (nəbă) meaning "stomach, belly".
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