Slavic Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Slavic peoples.
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DUNDOVIĆ Croatian
Patronymic of the Ragusan word dundo meaning "uncle" or "gentleman" and originating from the Latin word dominus (meaning "master" or "sir").
ĐURIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of ĐURO".
ĐUROV Croatian
Means "ĐURO's son" in Croatian.
ĐUROVIĆ Serbian
Derived from the forename ĐURO.
DUSZENKO Polish
It appears Duza means soul, nickname for someone with a kind heart
DYATLOV Russian
From the Russian word дятел (dyatel), meaning "woodpecker".
DYATLOVA Russian
Feminine counterpart of DYATLOV.
DYBALA Polish
nickname from dybac, meaning 'to lurk' or 'to watch for somebody'.
DÝMEK Czech, Polish
Derived from Czech dým meaning "smoke" or Polish dymek meaning "haze".
DZIAŁO Polish
Derived from Polish działo "cannon" or "gun" as an occupational name metonymically. It can also be a nickname from Polish działać "to work", "to do", "to influence", etc.
DZIAŁYŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within Działyń, Gmina Zbójno.
DZIEKAN Polish
Occupational name for "dean" from Polish dziekan.
DZIENCIELSKY Polish
It is the surname of Chaya, a character in the movie Defiance played by Mia Wasikowska.
DZIUBA Polish, Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from Polish dziub or Ukrainian dzyuba. It is a nickname for a person with pock-marks on his or her face.
DŽOMEK Slovak (?)
"Origin of the name is not known. Possibly came from Poland. In Slovakia in 1995 lived 15 people with this surname."
EFIMOV Russian
Variant transcription of YEFIMOV.
EGOROV Russian
Means "son of YEGOR".
ELIÁŠ Czech, Slovak (?)
Derived from the given name ELIÁŠ.
ENGELBRECHT Polabian (German, Rare)
First person with this name was Engelbrekt Engelbrektson. Germanized Slavic name. Later, it was a noble family
ERIN Russian
Means "son of ERA".
ERMOLAEV Russian
Variant transcription of YERMOLAYEV.
ERMOLAYEV Russian
Variant transcription of YERMOLAYEV.
EVANOVICH Russian
Means "son of EVAN".
FADDEEV Russian
Variant transcription of FADDEYEV.
FADDEYEV Russian
Means "son of FADDEY".
FALKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Falkow
FEDORCHAK Czech, Slovak
Ukrainian and Slovak from a pet form of the personal name FEDOR.
FEDOROVA Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Фёдорова FYODOROVA, and feminine form of FEDOROV.
FEDOTOV Russian
Means "son of FEDOT".
FELDER German, Croatian
Derived from German feld, meaning "field".
FELIKSOV Russian
Means "son of FELIKS".
FEOFANOV Russian
Means "son of FEOFAN".
FEOFILOV Russian
Means "son of FEOFIL".
FEOKTISTOV Russian
Means "son of FEOKTIST".
FERAPONTOV Russian
Means "son of FERAPONT".
FERHATOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of FERHAT".
FIALKA Czech
Means ''violet'' (the flower) in Czech.
FIFER German, American, Slovene
Americanized and Slovenian spelling of German PFEIFFER.
FIJAŁKOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Fijałkowo.
FILAGIC Serbian, Croatian
Probably derived from the Turkish word aga. Agas were the Sultan's regents.
FILATOV Russian
Means "son of FILAT".
FILIPČIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename FILIP.
FILIPOVICH Ukrainian
Patronymic from the personal name FILIP.
FILO Slovak, Greek
Filo is a Slovak pet form of the personal name FILIP.... [more]
FINK German, Slovene, English, Jewish
Nickname for a lively or cheerful person, Jewish ornamental name derived from the Germanic word for "finch", and German translation of Slovene Šinkovec which is from šcinkovec or šcinkavec meaning "finch".
FIŠER Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Czech, Slovak and Slovene form of FISCHER.
FLORKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Florków in Częstochowa voivodeship, or Florki from Przemyśl voivodeship, both so named from Florek, a pet form of the personal name FLORIAN.
FOKOV Russian
Means "son of FOKA".
FOMICHEV Russian
Variant transcription of FOMICHYOV.
FOMICHEVA Russian
Variant spelling of FOMICHYOVA.
FOMICHYOV Russian
Means "son of FOMA".
FOMICHYOVA Russian
Feminine transcription of FOMICHYOV.
FOMOV Russian
Means "son of FOKA".
FRANCE Czech
Variant of Franc.
FRANCE Slovene
Derived from the given name FRANCE, a vernacular form of Francišek, which is ultimately from Latin FRANCISCUS.
FRANKIEWICZ Polish
Michalena Frankiewicz born 1897 Lomza, Poland ... [more]
FRISTENSKY Czech, Slovak
Sugar Beet Farmer.
FROLOV Russian
Means "son of Frol".
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]
FYODOROVA Russian
Feminine form of FYODOROV.
GADŽO Bosnian
It is assumed that Gadžo derives from the old-Indian gārhya ("domestic") and means farmer, villager, head of the house or husband.
GAGARIN Russian
A Russian surname derived from the word gagara, meaning loon (a waterbird, genus Gavia). Notable people with the surname include: Gagarin family, a Rurikid princely family.
GALEVSKI Macedonian
Son of Gale
GALEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Galew, Galewice, or Galów in the voivodeships of Kalisz, Kielce, or Konin.
GALICKI Jewish, Polish
A Jewish and Polish surname for someone from a lost location called 'Galice'
GALIJAŠEVIĆ Bosnian
Means "galley worker" or "man from Gaul".... [more]
GALKIN Russian
Derived from Russian галка (galka) meaning "jackdaw".
GAŁKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Gałkowo in Suwałki voivodeship or Gałków in Piotrków voivodeship, both places named from gałka meaning ‘knob’, ‘lump’.
GANUS Russian, Ukrainian
Possibly derived from Russian анис (anis) referring to the anise (Pimpinella anisum) plant or from the Turkish given name Gainislam itself from Arabic عَيْن (ʿayn) meaning "spring, source" combined with the name of the religion ISLAM.
GARCZYŃSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from a place called Garczyn, in Gdańsk and Siedlce voivodeships.
GĄSIOR Polish
Means "gander (male goose)" in Polish. It was used as a nickname for a person who resembled a gander or as an occupational name for a keeper of geese.
GĄSIOROWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Gąsiorowo, for example in Kalisz or Poznań voivodeships.
GAŠPERIČ Slovene
Derived from the given name GAŠPER.
GAŠPERŠIČ Slovene
Derived from the given name GAŠPER.
GAVAZANSKY Belarusian, Jewish
Means "from the town of Gavezhno". Gavezhno is a town in Belarus. For more information go here http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/54surnames.htm
GAVRAN Croatian, Serbian
Means "raven".
GAVRIILOV Russian
Variant transcription of GAVRIILOV.
GAVRILOV Russian
Means "son of GAVRIIL".
GAWRYCH Polish
Variant of the given name "Gabriel".
GELLER Yiddish, German, Russian
The name may derive from the German word "gellen" (to yell) and mean "one who yells." It may derive from the Yiddish word "gel" (yellow) and mean the "yellow man" or from the Yiddish word "geler," an expression for a redheaded man... [more]
GEORGIEVA Bulgarian
Feminine form of GEORGIEV.
GEORGIYEV Russian
Means "son of GEORGIY".
GERASIMENKO Ukrainian
From the given name GERASIM.
GERASIMOV Russian
Means "son of GERASIM".
GIERC English, Polish
Pronounciation: Rhymes with "pierce." Hard "g" (as in "goat"). ... [more]
GIERLACHOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Gierlachów.
GLEBOV Russian
Means "son of GLEB".
GŁOWNIA Polish
Derived from Polish word głownia which means "blade".
GLUHAK Croatian
Derived from gluh, meaning "deaf".
GLUHEK Croatian
Derived from gluh, meaning "deaf".
GODEK Polish
Variant of GONDEK.
GOGOL Ukrainian, Polish, Jewish
Means "Common goldeneye (a type of duck)" in Ukrainian. Possibly a name for a fowler. A famous bearer was Nikolai Gogol.
GOJKOVIĆ Serbian
Serbian patronymic surname, derived from the masculine given name GOJKO.
GOLAB Polish
Nickname for a mild-mannered or peace-loving man, from Polish golab "dove".
GOŁAŃCZ Polish
It denotes that a family originated in the eponymous Greater Polish town.
GOLOMB Polish
Variant of GOLAB.
GOLOVKIN Russian
Masculine form of Golovkina
GOLUB Croatian
Means "pigeon".
GOLUBOVEC Croatian
From golub meaning ''pigeon''.
GOŁYŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Gołyń.
GONCHAROV Russian
From gonchar, meaning "potter".
GONDEK Polish
From the given name GODZISŁAW.
GÓRA Polish
A Polish and Jewish name that means; ‘mountain’, ‘hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hillside or in a mountainous district, or perhaps a nickname for a large person
GORBACHEV Russian
From Russian горбач (gorbach) meaning "hunchback, humpback". A notable bearer is Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-), a former Soviet politician.
GORBACHYOV Russian
Alternate transcription of GORBACHEV.
GORSKY Russian
Russian form of Gorski.
GOSCINNY Polish
Derived from Polish adjective gościnny from word gość meaning 'guest'.
GRABAREK Polish
Occupational name from a diminutive of grabarz ‘grave digger’.
GRĄBCZEWSKI Polish
It indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Grąbczewo.
GRABOWSKI Polish
From grab "hornbeam" or grabarz "gravedigger".
GRADOWSKA Polish
Feminine for GRADOWSKI, this surname is only used by females.
GRADOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Gradowo in Włocławek voivodeship.
GRANOV Jewish, Bosnian
Habitational name from Granov, Ukraine.... [more]
GRECKI Polish
Polish form of GRETZKY.
GREGORIČ Slovene
Means "son of GREGOR".
GRETZKY Russian, Belarusian
Originally derived from an old Russian word that meant "Greek", though in modern times, the word means "Greek nut" (walnut). A notable bearer is Wayne Gretzky, a former Canadian ice hockey player.
GRGURIĆ Croatian
Means "son of GRGUR".
GRIGORIEV Russian
Variant transcription of GRIGORIYEV.
GRIGORIYEV Russian
Means "son of GRIGORIY".
GRIGORYEV Russian
Means "son of GRIGORIY".
GRINFELDER Croatian
Derived from German grün, "green", and feld, "field".
GRISHIN Russian
From the given name GRISHA, a diminutive of GRIGORIY.
GRODSKY Polish, Jewish
Altered spelling of Polish Grodzki, a habitational name from Grodziec or Grodzie, places named with gród ‘castle’, ‘fortification’ (cognate with Russian grad)... [more]
GRONKOWSKI Polish
Originally indicated a person who came from Gronków, a village in southern Poland.
GROZDANOVA Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of Grozdanov, which means "son of GROZDAN".
GRUSZKA Polish
Means "pear".
GRUZINSKY Russian, Georgian
Means "Georgian" in Russian.
GRZEGORCZYK Polish
from a pet form of the personal name GRZEGORZ
GRZEGORZEWSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from Grzegorzowice or Grzegorzewice, both named with the personal name GRZEGORZ, Latin Gregorius
GRZYB Czech, Polish
means "mushroom" in polish
GUSINJAC Bosnian
From Gusinje, the name of a town in the Plav municipality of Montenegro where Bosniaks form a regional majority
GUTA Bosnian
Possibly a mispronunciation of the Bosnian word for the verb "gutati" (to swallow) or "guta" (swallowing).
GUTNIK Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Yiddish surname meaning "glassworker" from Yiddish hute meaning "glassworks".
GWIZDALA Polish
Nickname for someone noted for his cheerful whistling, from a derivative of gwizdac ‘to whistle’.
HAGELBERG German, Polish
Hagel means 'mountain' and berg means 'hail' or 'ice'.
HALAMA Polish, Czech
Unflattering nickname meaning ‘big, lumbering fellow’, ‘lout’.
HALILI Albanian, Macedonian
From the given name HALIL.
HALILOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of HALIL" in Bosnian.
HALIMOVIĆ Bosnian (Rare), Serbian (Rare)
Means "son of HALIM" in Bosnian.
HALOŽAN Slovene
From the Haloze region of Slovenia.
HAMZAGIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of HAMZA".
HAMZIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of HAMZA".
HANÁK Czech
Derived from the small town Haná.
HARBACHOŬ Belarusian
Variant transcription of HARBACHOW.
HARBACHOW Belarusian
Belarusian form and equivalent of GORBACHEV.
HASANČIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of HASAN".
HASANOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of HASAN".
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'.
HERCO Bosnian
Derived from HERCEG.
HEREK Croatian (?), Polish (?)
Unsure but read it’s Croatian but I also heard Polish
HERINGH Slovak
Heringh, no history known, people having these surnames in Slovakia belong to the same family, very untypical for this region - Slovakia in the middle of Europe.
HILEVICH Belarusian
Derived from the word гіль, meaning "bullfinch" (a name given to two groups of passerine birds) in Belarusian.
HILLFAIR Ukrainian
A fair someone. One who does a fair thing. Hill is which lives on a hill, other meanings of a fine hill, good for agriculture, hillfair as a fair hill.
HLADIK Czech
a finisher or polisher of furniture
HLUCHÝ Czech
Hluchý means "Deaf" in Czech.
HOČEVAR Slovene
Originally indicated a person from Kočevje (Gottschee County), a city and municipality in southern Slovenia.
HOLODOV Russian
Variant transcription of KHOLODOV.
HOLOUBEK Czech
Holoubek - white dove Columban
HOMOLKA Czech
From homolka meaning "(cone-shaped lump of) cream cheese". The word homolka itself is derived from homole "cone". This was either a nickname for a mild person or an occupational name for someone who made cheese.
HORA Czech
Czech word for hill or mountain
HORBANENKO Ukrainian
Ukrainian form and equivalent of GORBACHEV.
HOŘOVICE Czech
Czech from of HOROWITZ.
HOSPOD Polish, Slovak
From the Proto-Slavic gospod, meaning "lord, or host." Variant of the Old Polish gospodzin, meaning "landlord." It also may be derived from the Slovak hospodár, meaning "farmer," denoting a farmer who owned and managed his own land as opposed to one who was bound to a manor by serfdom.
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.
HRUBÁ Czech
Feminine form of HRUBÝ.
HRUSZEWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Hruszew.
HRYNIEWSKA Polish
Polish feminine form of HRYNIEWSKI.
HRYNIEWSKI Polish
It indicates familial origin within any of several Polesian villages named "Hryniewicze".
HRYTSENKO Ukrainian
Patronymic derived from a diminutive of HRYHORIY.
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