Czech Submitted Surnames

Czech names are used in the Czech Republic in central Europe. See also about Czech and Slovak names.
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ADAMEC     Czech, Slovak
From a pet form of the personal name Adam.
AKSAMIT     Polish, Ukrainian, Jewish, Belarusian, Czech
Derived from Polish aksamit meaning "velvet".
ANDERS     German, Scottish, Czech
Derived from the given name Anders.
AUT     Czech, German (Swiss), Russian, Catalan
Means "Hard Worker" in Czech.... [more]
BABINEC     Czech
Nickname from Old Czech babinec meaning "coward".
BARA     Czech
Comes from a reduced vernacular form of the Latin personal name Bartolomaeus, Polish, Bartlomiej, Czech Bartolomej, or possibly from a pet form of the personal name Barbara.
BARAN     Czech, Slovak
Baran means "wether" in Czech (Moravian) and Slovak.
BARÁNEK     Czech, Slovak
Baránek means "small wether" in Czech (Moravian) and Slovak.
BARTEK     Polish, Czech, Slovak, German
Polish, Czech, Slovak, and eastern German: from a pet form of a vernacular form of the personal name Bartolomaeus (Czech Bartoloměj, Polish Bartłomiej, German Bartolomäus)
BASISTA     Polish, Czech, Slovak
Occupational name for a double-bass player.
BEDNÁŘ     Czech
Bednář means "hooper, cooper" in Czech.
BĚLÍN     Czech
Either a nickname from Czech bílý ‘white’ or a derivative of the female personal name Běla (which also means ‘white’), denoting the son or husband of a woman so named.
BENDA     Czech
Benda is short form from names Benjamin or Benedikt.
BERUŠKA     Czech
Allegedly derived from Czech beruška "ladybird; ladybug".
BIEL     Polish, Czech, Slovak
Nickname for a white- or fair-haired person, from Polish biel, Old Czech bielý, Slovak biely "white".
BOLEN     Czech, Polish
From a pet form of the given names BOLESLAV, BOLESŁAW or BOLEBOR.... [more]
BOMBA     Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak
From bomba "bomb", (Latin bombus), hence probably a nickname for someone with an explosive temperament, or a metonymic occupational name for an artilleryman.
BONUŠ     Czech
From a pet form of the personal name Bonifác, Czech form of Bonifacio.
BORÁK     Czech
Habitational name for someone from one of many places named with bor meaning "pine forest"; alternatively from a short form of the personal names Dalibor or Bořivoj, containing the element -bor meaning "battle".
BRODSKY     Czech
Habitational name derived from a number of places, including Bohemia.
BUR     Swiss, Low German, Czech, French
Swiss and North German variant of Bauer. ... [more]
BURIAN     Czech
Derived from the given name Burjan.
ČADA     Czech
ČÁP     Czech
Means "stork" in Czech.
CHYTIL     Czech
Nickname from the past participle of chytit ‘have caught’.
CZECH     Czech, Polish
Czech means "Czech man".
Jewish, Polish
CZESKY     Czech, Polish
Czesky means "bohemian" in Polish.
DAMIAN     French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Slovak, Polish
From the medieval personal name Damian, Greek Damianos (from damazein "to subdue"). St. Damian was an early Christian saint martyred in Cilicia in ad 303 under the emperor Domitian, together with his brother Cosmas... [more]
DLOUHÁ     Czech
Means "Long".
DLOUHÝ     Czech
Means "Long".
Means "voluntary", "free".
DOMAN     Czech, Slovak, Polish
Derivative of the personal name Tomas, or Slavic, Polish name formed with 'doma' meaning home or domestic such as Domasław or Domarad, also shortened from the surname Domański.
DOUBRAVA     Czech
It means "forest".
DUCH     Slovak, Czech
Means "ghost" in Slovak.
DUCHEK     Czech
Duchek is short form of name Duchoslav.
DÝMEK     Czech, Polish
Derived from Czech dým meaning "smoke" or Polish dymek meaning "haze".
ELIÁŠ     Czech, Slovak
Eliáš is Czech and Slovak form of Hebrew name Elijah.
FEDORCHAK     Czech, Slovak
Ukrainian and Slovak from a pet form of the personal name Fedor.
FIŠER     Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Czech, Slovak and Slovene form of FISCHER.
FRANCE     Czech
Variant of Franc.
FRISTENSKY     Czech, Slovak
Sugar Beet Farmer.
FURMAN     Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish, Slovene, English, German (Anglicized)
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: occupational name for a carter or drayman, the driver of a horse-drawn delivery vehicle, from Polish, Yiddish, and Slovenian furman, a loanword from German (see Fuhrmann)... [more]
GRZYB     Czech, Polish
means "mushroom" in polish
HALAMA     Polish, Czech
Unflattering nickname meaning ‘big, lumbering fellow’, ‘lout’.
HANÁK     Czech
Derived from the small town Haná.
HAŠEK     Czech (?)
Meaning "Pure" or "Chaste" from Latin Castus, a shortening of Castulus. Diminutive of the personal name Haštal. Noteable people with this surname include Dominik Hašek, a Czech ice hockey Goal-tender and Jaroslav Hašek, a Czech satirist and Journalist, most known for his satirical novel, 'The Good Soldier Švejk'.
HEJL     Czech
HLUCHÝ     Czech
Hluchý means "Deaf" in Czech.
HOLOUBEK     Czech
Holoubek - white dove Columban
HORA     Czech
Czech word for hill or mountain
HOŘOVICE     Czech
Czech from of Horowitz.
HRACH     German (Austrian, Rare), Czech (Rare)
Originated in the Czech-speaking region of Bohemia in Austria, pre-1900. From Czech hrách, meaning "pea." Given either to a very short man or to a gardener.
HRDINA     Czech, Slovak
Hrdina is a Czech and Slovak surname meaning "hero". Two notable bearers are Jan Hrdina, and Jiří Hrdina, both are ice hockey players.
HUDEC     Czech, Slovak
Occupational name for a fiddler, hudec, a derivative of housti meaning "to play the fiddle".
HURTA     Czech
Nickname for an aggressive person, from hurt ‘attack.’
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Moravian towns.
HYKA     Albanian, Czech
This is both an Albanian and Czech surname. ... [more]
JAGR     Czech
Jágr is a Czech-language surname. It is related to the German surname Jäger which means "hunter" in German. It is used by the Ice Hockey player Jaromír Jágr.
JANOTA     Czech
Derivative of Jan.
JENDRE     German (Anglicized, Rare), Czech (Anglicized, Rare), Slovak (Anglicized, Rare), Danish (Anglicized, Rare)
Jendre is an anglicized version of many surnames throughout Europe that start with 'Jendre'.... [more]
KARAS     Czech
KARLA     Czech
Karla, from English - carla
KASPER     German, Czech
From the given name Kasper.
KOČÍ     Czech
Kočí means "driver".
KOLESAR     Czech (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare), German (Austrian, Modern, Rare)
Means either 'wheelwright' or 'coleminer' depending on the region.
KONEČNÝ     Czech, Slovak
From Czech and Slovak konečný meaning ''final, last, finite''. Perhaps a nickname for the youngest son of a family, a topographic name for someone who lived at the end of a settlement, or a nickname for someone who brought something to a conclusion.
From konopa meaning "hemp", probably an occupational name for a rope maker.
KOPŘIVA     Czech
Means "nettle".
KORBEL     Czech
Occupational name for a maker of drinking vessels, from korbel "tankard".
KORUS     Czech, Polish
Derived from the given name Kornel.
KOSTRA     Czech, Slovak
Unusual surname found in Slovakia and the Czech Republic meaning "skeleton" from the word kostra, ultimately from the word kost meaning "bone". In Czech in particular, kostra refers only to the biological meaning of "skeleton" - a skeleton as an independent entity is known as a kostlivec.
KOT     Polish, Slovak, Czech, Belorussian, Jewish, German
From a personal name or nickname based on Slavic kot "tom cat".
KOTT     German, Polish, Czech
German: variant of Koth or Kotz.... [more]
KOZAK     Polish, Czech, Slovak, Sorbian, Ukrainian
Ethnic name for a Cossack, a member of a people descended from a group of runaway serfs who set up a semi-independent military republic in Ukraine in the 15th and 16th centuries.
KRÁSNÝ     Czech, Slovak
Means "beautiful". Pronounced "KRAHS-nee".
KRÁTKÝ     Czech
Means "short".
Means "amusing".
KUBA     Dutch, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish
From Kuba, a pet form of the personal name Jakub.
KUBEC     Czech
Kubec is short form of Jakub.
KUCHAŘ     Czech
Means "Chief", "Cook".
KUKACKA     Czech
KUTCHER     Czech (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Kučer or Kucera. Notable actor Ashton Kutcher is of Czech origin.
from kvasnička ‘sour cherry’, applied as a nickname.
LÁNSKÁ     Czech, Slovak
She comes from Lány.
LÁNSKÝ     Czech
He comes from Lány.
LEDECKÝ     Czech
It means "coming from somewhere".
LEVA     Bulgarian (Rare), Czech (Rare), French (Rare), Jewish (Rare)
From the Hebrew given name Lev, meaning Lion. It is also the name of the currency in Bulgaria, and a verb in French meaning to lever or to lift.
LIŠKA     Czech
Liška means "fox" in Czech. A famous bearer is actor Pavel Liška.
LUKEŠ     Czech
From the personal name Lukáš, Czech form of Lucas.
MALINA     Czech
Means "raspberry".
MÁNES     Czech
Derived from MÁNEK, a pet form of EMANUEL.
MATEJKA     Slovak, Czech
Derived from the given name Matej.
MATIAS     Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Czech
Spanish (Matías), Portuguese, and Dutch: from the personal name (see Matthew).... [more]
MAUK     Czech, Russian
The word Mauk is the Eastern European meaning for night. In the early ages a small group of people in the area now known to be in or around Russia and the czech republic founded this word and made it their name... [more]
MAUTASCH     Czech
MAYR     Czech
Variant of Meyer.
MAZÁČ     Czech, Slovak
From workers on a buildings, who were gluing bricks to each other
MICHÁLEK     Czech
Michálek is pet form of Michal.
MORÁVEK     Czech, Slovak
Means "Moravian".
MRÁZ     Czech
Mráz means "frost".
MRÁZEK     Czech
Means "little frost".
MRTVÁ     Czech
Means "Dead".
MRTVÝ     Czech, Slovak
Mrtvý means "Dead".
MUCHA     Polish, Slovak, Czech, Ukrainian
Nickname for an irritating person or someone considered of no importance, from mucha "fly".
Habitational name for someone from any of four places in Bohemia called Otradov or Otradovice.
OŽANA     Czech
Ožana - ožanka (Teucrium) - Osana - OSANNA, OSANKA (german) - HOSANA (hebrew)... [more]
PÁVEK     Czech
Diminutive of páv "peacock", hence a nickname for a pretentious or ostentatious person.
PAVELEC     Czech
Pavelec is short form of name Pavel.
PAVELKA     Czech
Derived from the given name Pavel. A famosu bearer is Jake Pavelka.
PAVLÍK     Czech, Slovak
From a pet form of Pavel. Ukrainian from a pet form of the personal name Pavlo, Ukrainian equivalent of Paul.
PECHANEC     Czech
Pronounced /Pe-khan-nets/... [more]
PETÁK     Czech
Derivative of the personal name Petr, Czech form of Peter.
PITKA     Czech
PIVEC     Czech
Nickname for a drinker, from pivo meaning ‘beer’.
PIVONKA     Czech
Czech word for peony. Also given as a nickname meaning one with rosy cheeks
PLÁŇSKER     Czech (Rare, Archaic), Slovak (Rare, Archaic), German (Rare, Archaic)
Originating from Bohemia, a region between The Czech Republic and Germany. The name means "forest clearing", Pláň: forest, sker: clearing. It is a very rare last name with only about 20 holders of it.
PLINER     Russian, Czech
Originated from a small town in Russia named, Plino.
POLÍVKA     Czech
Means "soup".
PTACEK     Czech
A name given to a small, birdlike individual, meaning literally "little bird".
PTÁK     Czech
Czech surname meaning "bird".
PUDIWITR     Czech
Originally Pudivitr, or Pudivitrova(female only). V was switched to W when the family came to the U.S., though there are both names in the U.S.
RADNICE     Czech
This indicates familial origin within the Bohemian town of the same name.
RAK     Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian (Rák), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic rak ‘crab’, ‘lobster’, or ‘crayfish’. This was applied as an occupational name for someone who caught and sold crayfish, crabs, or lobsters, or as a nickname to someone thought to resemble such a creature... [more]
ROVNÁK     Czech
Habitational name from places named Rovné and/or Rovný.
RUŽEK     Czech
It means "rose". Derived from name Ružena.
RYŠAVÝ     Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak last name meaning "red-haired".
RYSLINK     Czech (Rare)
Czech spelling or interpretation of an Irish (I think) name. First introduced in 1620 at the beginning of the 30 Years War at White Mountain near Prague, CZ when an Irish (I think) soldier fathered a Czech son... [more]
SCHMIDTOVÁ     Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of the German surname Schmidt through the feminine suffix -ová.
SEDLÁČEK     Czech
Means small farmer in Czech (from the Slavic root sed, set, "to sit, stay"). A Sedláček had more land than a Zahradník, a Chalupník or a Baracnik, but less land than a Dvořáček.
SEDLACK     Czech (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Czech Sedlák (see also Sedlak).
SEFCIK     Czech
Variant of Sevčik.
SEJKORA     Czech, Slovak
Sejkora means titmouse in Czech.
ŠEVČÍK     Czech
Ševčík means "small shoemaker" in Czech.
SIKORA     Polish, Czech, Slovak
Sikora means titmouse in Polish.
SIS     Czech
Derived from German süss "sweet".
SKLENÁŘ     Czech
Means "glassworker".
Nickname for a stingy person, from a derivative Czech škudil meaning "stingy","tight-fisted".
Ethnic name for someone from Slovakia or who had connections with Slovakia.
SMETANA     Czech
Means "cream".
ŠPAČEK     Czech
Means "tipcat". Pronounced "sh:pah-CZEK".
ŠŤASTNÝ     Czech, Slovak
From the word, meaning "happy".
Comes from the personal name Stefan.
STEHLÍK     Czech
It's from goldfinch
STEJSKAL     Czech
Stejskal means "he did complains" in Czech.
STRAKA     Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak: Nickname from straka ‘magpie’, probably for a thievish or insolent person.... [more]
ŠVÁB     Czech
It's from an animal cockroach.
ŠVEC     Czech
It means "shoemaker".
SVOBODNÁ     Czech
Means "freedom woman".
SVOBODNÝ     Czech
Svobodný means "freedom man" in Czech.
TABOR     English, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Jewish
English: metonymic occupational name for a drummer, from Middle English, Old French tabo(u)r ‘drum’.... [more]
TICHÁ     Czech, Slovak
Means "silent".
TICHÝ     Czech
Means "silent".
TOMAN     Czech
Toman is nickname of name Tomas.
TOMEK     Czech
Comes from a pet form of the personal name Tomáš.
TRISKA     Czech
Meaning "splinter" in Czech. Nathan Triska is a teenage celebrity born in 1999.
TRISKOVA     Czech
Feminine form of Triska.
TVRDY     Czech
URBAN     English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Hungarian, Jewish
From a medieval personal name (Latin Urbanus meaning "city dweller", a derivative of urbs meaning "town", "city").
VÁCLAVÍK     Czech, Slovak
Václavík is nickname for Slavic name Václav.
VAŠKO     Czech, Slovak
Vaško is Moravian and Slovak pet form of name Václav.
VEČEŘA     Czech
Means "supper". Pronounced "veh-cze-zha".
VELÍŠEK     Czech, Italian, Croatian
Velliscig is an Italian surname with no small population base and spread almost exclusively in Friuli. The center of origin of this surname must be identified in the ancient Kingdom of Hungary - Bohemia between the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.... [more]
VIRSIK     Czech
May mean "peach"
VÍTEK     Czech
Vítek comes from Latin name Vitus.
VLČEK     Czech, Slovak
Means "little wolf".
VLK     Czech, Slovak
Means "Wolf".
VOBORNÍK     Czech, Slovak
Příjmení Voborník vzniklo dle svého bydliště, tedy z obory. Oborníky mívali naši předkové, byli to správcové nebo strážcové obor, lesní a hajní v oborách (slovo toto žije v příjmení Oborník, Voborník)... [more]
From the Czech word dvojèata meaning twins.
VOYTEK     Polish, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian
Americanized spelling of the given names VOJTEK, VOJTECH, WOJTEK, all pet forms of the Polish given name WOJCIECH, or other Slavic cognates.
VRABEC     Croatian, Czech
Means "sparrow".
VRÁNA     Czech
Means "crow".
VRÁTIL     Czech
Derived from the past participle of the verb vrátit "to return". The name was perhaps used to denote a person who came back to his home following a long absence.
VRBA     Czech
Derived from the word "willow".
WOYTEK     Czech, Slovak, Polish
Eastern European surname of unknown meaning. A variant of Vojtek.
ZÁČEK     Czech
Žáček means "small school boy" in Czech. A famous bearer is Chicagoan writer Dennis Začek.
ŽÁK     Czech
Czech form of ZAK.
ZAK     Polish, Slovak, Czech
A nickname given to youthful or studious people. Comes from the Polish zak, meaning "student" or "schoolboy". It originally meant "novice" or "candidate for the priesthood", and so in some cases it is perhaps a nickname for someone who had been destined for holy orders.
ZELENÁ     Czech, Slovak
Means "green" in Czech and Slovak.
ZELENÝ     Czech
Zelený means "green" in Czech.
ZELNÍČEK     Czech
Czech form of Zelnick.
Feminine form of Zelníček, this is the maiden name of Donald J. Trump's first wife, Ivana Zelníčková Trump.
ZIKA     Czech, Greek
From a short form of the personal name Zikmund, the Czech form of Siegmund.... [more]
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