Slavic Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Slavic peoples.
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KIEL Polish
Polish from kiel ‘tooth’, ‘fang’, hence a nickname for someone with bad or protruding teeth.
KILIAN German, Dutch, Polish, Czech
from the Irish personal name Cillín (see KILLEEN).
KISHKA Ukrainian
Means "Cat" in Ukrainian.
KIURU Finnish, Karelian
"lark (bird)"
KLANAC Croatian
Means ''gorge, ravine, narrow pass''.
KLARIĆ Croatian, Slovene
From the given name KLARA
KLEMENČIČ Slovene
Means "son of KLEMEN".
KLIMASZEWSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from Klimaszewnica or Klimasze in Łomża voivodeship, so called from the personal name Klimasz, a pet form of KLEMENS
KLIMENTOV Russian
Means "son of KLIMENT."
KMET Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, and Slovak status name for a type of peasant. In Slovenia this denoted a peasant who had his own landed property. In Serbia and elsewhere it was a status name for a feudal peasant farmer who cultivated the land of his lord instead of paying rent or doing military service... [more]
KNAVS Slovene
Slovenian form of KNAUS, this was the maiden name of Donald Trump's wife, and current First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump.
KOČÍ Czech
Kočí means "driver".
KOCIOŁEK Polish
It literally means "small kettle".
KOCIS Slovak
Slovak derivative of Hungarian KOCSIS "Coachman".
KOCUR Ukrainian
means "tom cat" or "male cat"
KOJADINOVIĆ Serbian
Derived from the forename KOJADIN.
KOJANOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the forename KOJA.
KOJIĆ Serbian
Derived from the forename KOJA.
KOJOVIĆ Serbian
Derived from the forename KOJA.
KOKOSZKA Polish
Nickname for a fussy or broody person, from kokoszka "laying hen".
KOKOTOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
From the Slavic word kokot meaning "rooster, cock".
KOŁAKOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Kołaków.
KOLARAC Croatian
Derived from KOLAR.
KOLAREC Croatian
Derived from KOLAR.
KOLAREK Croatian
Derived from KOLAR.
KOLARIN Croatian
Derived from KOLAR.
KOLAROV Serbian, Bulgarian
An occupational surname derived from kolar, meaning "wheelwright".
KOLESAR Czech (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare), German (Austrian, Modern, Rare)
Means either 'wheelwright' or 'coleminer' depending on the region.
KOLESNIKOV Russian
Means "son of the wheelwright" from Russian колесо (koleso) "wheel".
KOLO Polish
A Polish surname for someone who was born in the area of Koło, Wielkopolskie, Poland
KOŁODZIEJCZAK Polish
From the Polish word kołodziej meaning ''wheelwright''.
KONČAR Slovene, Serbian, Croatian
Derived from konac meaning ''thread'', ''string''.
KONDA Slovene
Pet form of the personal name Kondrad
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.
KONIECPOLSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Koniecpol.
KONOPÁSEK Czech
From konopa meaning "hemp", probably an occupational name for a rope maker.
KONVALINKA Czech
Means "lily-of-the-valley" in Czech.
KOPKO Polish, Ukrainian
Kopeck is a reduced pet form of the personal name Prokop.... [more]
KOPŘIVA Czech
Means "nettle".
KOPRIVA Slovak
Means "nettle".
KOPRIVICA Serbian, Croatian
A diminutive of kopriva meaning ''nettle''.
KOPYTO Polish, Jewish
Jewish Polish name possibly meaning "hoof"
KORALEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Koralewo in Ciechanów voivodeship.
KORBEL Czech
Occupational name for a maker of drinking vessels, from korbel "tankard".
KOREN Slovene, Hebrew
Koren is a surname which has multiple origins. Koren may be a variant of the German occupational surname KORN, meaning a dealer in grain. Alternatively, it may be a variant of the Greek female name Kora... [more]
KOROLEV Russian
From korol, meaning "king".
KOROLIUK Ukrainian
Based on the root word "король" (Korol), meaning "King"
KOROLYOV Russian
Derived from Russian король (korol) meaning "king".
KORUS Czech, Polish
Derived from the given name KORNEL.
KOSHKOV Russian (Rare)
Possibly from Russian кошка (koshka) "cat".
KOŠIR Slovene
From the Slavic word koš meaning "basket". It originally indicated a person who made or sold baskets.
KOSTIUK Polish
Patronymic from a pet form of the personal name KONSTANTY
KOSTOVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of KOSTA".
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, Belarusian, Jewish, German
From a personal name or nickname based on Slavic kot "tom cat".
KOTLARZ Polish, Jewish
Occupational name for a boilermaker or coppersmith, from the Polish word kotlarz meaning "boilermaker".... [more]
KOTNIK Slovene
Derived from kot "corner". The name referred to someone who was from a remote area.
KOTT German, Polish, Czech
German: variant of Koth or Kotz.... [more]
KOTWICA Polish
Comes from the Polish word kotwica meaning 'anchor'.
KOVÁČIK Slovak
Comes from a pet form of KOVÁČ, 'smith'.
KOVALESKI Belarusian
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kovali in Belarus, or perhaps Kavoliai in Lithuania, named with a derivative of kavalj meaning "smith".
KOVALYOV Russian
Derived from Russian коваль (koval) meaning "blacksmith".
KOWAL Polish
Blacksmith
KOWALEWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from places called Kowalew or Kowalewo, named with kowal "smith" or an occupational name for a blacksmith.
KOWALKOWSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kowalki or Kowaliki, named with kowalik
KOWERSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Kowersk.
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.
KOZAKIEWICZ Polish
Patronymic from KOZAK.
KOZAR Ukrainian, Russian, Croatian, Slovene
Means “goatherd”.
KOZICKI Polish
A habitational name for someone from several places called Kozice, named with Koza 'nanny goat'.... [more]
KOZYREV Russian
From Russian козырь (kozyr) meaning "high standing collar" or "canopy" or "head of a sleigh".
KOZYREVA Russian
Feminine form of KOZYREV.
KRACÍK Czech
The origin is not known.
KRAJEWSKI Polish (Rare)
Habitational name taken from places in Poland named with Polish kraj "border area".
KRAKOWSKY Czech (Anglicized)
Person from the city of Krakow, Poland.
KRALJ Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Means "king".
KRALJEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
From kralj ''king'', means ''little king, prince''.
KRALJIĆ Croatian, Serbian
From kralj ''king''.
KRAMARIĆ Croatian
Possibly a Croatian form of KRÄMER.
KRASIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Krasne, Przasnysz County.
KRASNOV Russian
From Russian красный (krasniy) meaning "red".
KRÁSNÝ Czech, Slovak
Means "beautiful". Pronounced "KRAHS-nee".
KRASOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from the villages of Krasowa, Krasów, or Krasowa.
KRÁTKÝ Czech
Means "short".
KRATOCHVÍLE Czech
Means "amusing".
KRAVAR Croatian
Means ''cow herder''.
KRAWCZYK Polish
From krawiec meaning "tailor", possibly more accurately meaning "taylor's son".
KRČMAR Croatian
Derived from Croatian krčmar meaning "innkeeper, tavern owner, barkeeper", which is ultimately derived from Croatian krčma meaning "inn, tavern, pub".... [more]
KREMIC Bosnian (Rare)
Surname Kremić was used in early middle-ages, in Bosnia. It was used by royal and ordinary people. That surname is very rare today and it's almost extinct, but in the past it had very big influence.
KRIVÁŇ Slovak
Taken from the name of the mountain Kriváň, ultimately from kriv- meaning "bent, crooked".
KRIŽAJ Slovene
Means "crucify" in Slovene.
KROLL German, Dutch, Polish
Nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle High German krol 'curly', Middle Low German krulle 'ringlet', 'curl', Middle Dutch croel, crul (apparently a loanword from German)... [more]
KRSTANOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from krst, meaning "cross".
KRUCHOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Kruchowo.
KRYČAŬSKI Belarusian
This indicates familial origin within the city of Krýčaŭ.
KRZNAR Croatian
Means ''furrier''.
KRZNARIĆ Croatian
From krznar meaning ''furrier''.
KRZYŻANIAK Polish
"pertaining to the cross" in Polish
KRZYŻANOWSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from Krzyżanów in Piotrków or Płock voivodeships, Krzyżanowo in Płock or Poznań voivodeships, or various places in Poland called Krzyżanowice, all named with krzyż ‘cross’.
KRZYZEWSKI Polish
Any last name that stars with a "krz" is Polish or end with an "ski".
KSIAZEK Polish
Nickname meaning ‘little priest’ or possibly a patronymic for an illegitimate son of a priest, from ksiadz ‘priest’ + the diminutive suffix -ek.nickname meaning ‘little prince’, from a diminutive of ksia?ze ‘prince’.
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".
KUDASHEV Bashkir, Tatar, Russian
Means "son of Kudash", from a given name of Mordvin or Turkic origin possibly meaning "woman's son" or "wife's son", referring to a boy born from one father and another mother (in relation to his half-siblings)... [more]
KUJAWSKI Polish
Regional name for someone from Kujawy (see Kujawa) or from a village called Kujawy, for example in Sielce voivodeship.
KUKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Kukowo in Wlolawek voivodeship or Kuków in Bielsko-Biala voivodeship, named with kuk, the cry of the cuckoo.
KULAS Polish
Polish in Origin
KULHÁNEK Czech
Bohemian for a man who walks with a limp.
KULICK Russian
Meaning unknown, most likely to derive from the russian word кулик (kulic) which translated means "sandpiper".
KURNATOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Kurnatowice.
KURYAKIN Russian (Rare)
Possibly a variant of KORYAKIN.
KURYLO Ukrainian
From the personal name Kurýlo, a Ukrainian form of the ancient Slavic name Kiril, from Greek Kyrillos, a derivative of kyrios ‘Lord.' This was the name of the saint and missionary of the Orthodox Church (826–869) who, together with his brother Methodios, brought Christianity to the Slavs... [more]
KUTCHER Czech (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Kučer or Kucera. Notable actor Ashton Kutcher is of Czech origin.
KUTZ Polish
Germanized form of Polish Kuc "pony", "short person".
KUZMA Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the personal name KUZMA, Greek Kosmas, a derivative of kosmos ‘universe’, ‘(ordered) arrangement’. St. Cosmas, martyred with his brother Damian in Cilicia in the early 4th century ad, came to be widely revered in the Eastern Church.
KUZMIN Russian, Ukrainian
Means "son of KUZMA".
KUZNETS Russian
The Russian variation of SMITH.
KVASNIČKA Czech
from kvasnička ‘sour cherry’, applied as a nickname.
KWASIGROCH Polish
person who ferments(kwasic) peas(groch)
KWASNIK Polish
Meaning: Sour or acidic.
KWIATKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Poland named Kwiatków, Kwiatkowo, or Kwiatkowice, named from Polish kwiatek, a diminutive of kwiat meaning "flower".
LAGÓJSKÌ Belarusian
This indicates familial origin within the city of Lagójsk.
LAGUNDZIN Serbian (Rare)
Believe also spelling as Lagundzija
LAH Slovene
It means "italian"
LAICHTCHETSEV Slovak
Surname used in the Investigation I am doing. Person's name is alledgly:... [more]
LALATOVIC Serbian
Possibly derived from the slavic word for "tulips", lale or from son of Lala (a nickname for Lazar)
LANCKOROŃSKI Polish
This denotes familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Lanckorona.
LANDA Polish
Nickname for a persistent and irritating person, from a derivative of the dialect verb landzić "to ask insistently, badger someone".
LÁNSKÁ Czech, Slovak
She comes from Lány.
LÁNSKÝ Czech
He comes from Lány.
LAPIN Russian
From lapa, meaning "paw".
LARIN Russian
Means "son of LARYA".
LASEK Polish
small woods
LASIEWICKI Polish
I don't know meaning history.Please tell me the meaning and history of my name
LASKI Polish, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish (Laski) and Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from Lasko (now Lask) in Sieradz voivodeship, named with laz, lazy ‘clearing in a forest’. ... [more]
LASTAVEC Croatian
From lasta meaning ''swallow''.
LATO Hungarian, Polish
From Hungarian látni meaning ‘to see’, hence a nickname for a wise person or an occupational name for a clairvoyant, or possibly for an official who checked the quality of products at markets.... [more]
LATOSZYŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Latoszyn.
LAVRENTIEV Russian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTYEV.
LAVRENTIEVA Russian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTYEVA.
LAVRENTIYEV Russian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTYEV.
LAVRENTYEVA Russian
Feminine variation of LAVRENTYEV.
LAZAREV Russian
Means "son of LAZAR".
LAZAREVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of LAZAR".
LAZAREVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of LAZAR".
ŁAZOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Łazy, Łazow, or Łazowa, named with łazy meaning "clearing in a forest".
LEBEDEVA Russian
Feminine form of LEBEDEV.
LEBOWSKI Polish
Means "head"
LEDECKÝ Czech
It means "coming from somewhere".
LENIN Russian (Modern)
Derived from Lena, the name of a river in Russia. It is the surname to Vladimir Uylanov, who led the Bolsheviks in Imperial Russia to create the Soviet Union in 1917
LEONIDOV Russian
Means "son of LEONID."
LEONOV Russian
Means "son of LEON".
LEPSY Slavic (Rare), Turkish (Rare)
Possibly dating back to the Ottoman Empire's invasion of Europe, the original Turkic meaning is veiled in mystery, and possibly meant "one who comes from the edge of the lake." ... [more]
LESZCZYŃSKI Polish
Name for someone who lived in a place called Leszczyno, Leszczynek or others derived from leszczyna "hazel".
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.
LEVIN Jewish, Lithuanian, Belarusian, German, Russian, French (Quebec, Anglicized), Various
As a Lithuanian Jewish and Belarusian Jewish name, it is a Slavicized form of LEVY. As a German and German Jewish name, it is derived from the given name LEVIN... [more]
LIAKHOVICH Belarusian
Means "son of Liakh".
LICHEVSKY Russian
Russian form of LISZEWSKI.
LIEBER English, German, Polish, Jewish
From the given name LIEBER.
LIJEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lijewo in Włocławek voivodeship.
LIMANOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Limanowa.
LIPIŃSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from Lipno, Lipin, Lipiny, or Lipino, or other places named with Polish lipa ‘lime tree’.
LIPNJAK Croatian
Derived from lipa meaning ''linden tree''.
LIPOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lipowo, Lipowa, or Lipowe, named with an adjectival derivative of Polish lipa meaning "lime tree".
LIPSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lipie, Lipsk, Lipsko, Lipy, etc., all named with Polish lipa meaning "lime tree".
LIPYANCE Slavic
George Lipyance emmigrated to the us in 1903. Many different spellings early on. Lipyance is now used my ancestors.
LISIECKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Lisiec in Konin voivodeship or a place called Liszki, both named with lis meaning "fox".
LISIEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Lisiewice in Skierniewice voivodeship, named with lis meaning "fox".
LISITSYN Russian
Derived from Russian лисица (lisitsa) meaning "fox".
LIŠKA Czech
Liška means "fox" in Czech. A famous bearer is actor Pavel Liška.
LISOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lisowo, Lisów, Lisowa, Lisowice, or other places named with Polish lis meaning "fox".
LISZEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lisewo (also Liszewo), named with Polish lis meaning "fox".
LISZOVICS Polish, Jewish
This surname has Eastern European connections and has been used by the Jewish population.
LITVIN Russian
Means "Lithuanian" in several Slavic languages.
LITVINA Russian
Feminine form of LITVIN.
LITVINCHUK Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian
Derived from Russian литвин (litvin) historically denoting a Lithuanian or Belarusian person.
LIWOSZ Polish
It comes from the name "liswoze" which means to be a all around "good person". Even though it is a nickname, It may have been derived from occupation because of the name's meaning to be a "Funny man".
LIZAK Polish
Nickname from lizac 'to lick'.
ŁOBACZEWSKI Polish
This indicated familial origin within either Łobaczew Duży or Łobaczew Mały, 2 Polesian villages in Gmina Terespol.
LOKAJ Slovak
Footman/Lackey in history meant "servant"
LOKHVITSKIY Ukrainian (Rare)
This indicates familial origin within the city of Lokhvytsia in Ukraine.
LOMACHENKO Ukrainian
From the Ukrainian word lom- which means "scrap" in Ukrainian
ŁOPACIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Łopacin.
LORENCOVIČ Slovak
Patronymic from the given name LORENCS or any other name relating to that.
LOVRIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of LOVRO''.
ŁOZOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Łoza in Białystok voivodeship, named with łoza meaning "osier", "wicker".
LUBBE German, Slavic, Prussian
Variant of LUBBEN. Germanized form of a Slavic or Old Prussian name formed with lub- ‘love’, ‘dear’ (see LUBA).
LUBRAŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin either within the Kuyavian town of Lubraniec or the adjacent village of Lubrańczyk.
LUČIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic from the personal name LUKA.
ŁUCZYŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuczyna or Łuczynów.
LUKANOV Bulgarian
Means "son of LUKAN".
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