Circassian Submitted Surnames
are used in Circassia, part of the Caucasus region of Russia.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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.
Shapsug name derived from Adyghe чэмы (čămə)
meaning "cow" combined with шъо (ŝo)
meaning "skin, colour".
Derived from Adyghe цу (c°)
meaning “ox, bull, buffalo” combined with шъхьэ (ŝḥă)
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.
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.
Shapsug name meaning "whole-eyed" derived from Adyghe нэ (nă)
meaning "eye" combined with псэу (psăw)
meaning "health, alive" or "whole, all, complete".
Circassian name derived from Adyghe напцэ (nāpcă)
meaning “eyelash, eyebrow”.
Shapsug name derived from Adyghe нэ (nă)
meaning "eye" combined with щэ (š̍ă)
meaning "milk" or "crooked, wry, bent".
Literally means “blue-eyed” from Adyghe нэ (nă)
meaning “eye” combined with шхъуантӏэ (šχ°ānṭă)
Shapsug name possibly derived from Adyghe нат (nāt)
meaning "Nart" (referring to a Caucasian saga) combined with хъо (χo)
Derived from Adyghe натӏэ (nāṭă)
meaning "forehead" combined with къу (q°)
meaning "man, male".
Circassian name derived from Adyghe пакъ (pāq)
meaning "snub-nosed, bluntnose".
Derived from Adyghe пэ (pă)
meaning "nose" combined with нэшъу (năŝ°)
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.
Derived from Adyghe лӏы (ḷə)
meaning "husband, man" combined with бзэу (bzăw)
meaning "deer, stag".
Derived from Adyghe цӏыкӏу (c̣əḳ°)
meaning "little" combined with ныбэ (nəbă)
meaning "stomach, belly".