Slavic Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Slavic peoples.
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MYSHENOV Russian
The first part of the name, mysh actually means mouse!
MYSHKIN Russian
Myshkin is the possessive case of the diminutive of the word 'mouse'.
MYSZKA Polish
Means 'mouse' in Polish.
NADEZHKIN Russian
Derived from Russian надежда (nadezhda) meaning "hope".
NADEZHKINA Russian
Feminine counterpart of NADEZHKIN.
NADOLNY Polish, Jewish, Sorbian
Topographic name from Polish nadól, Sorbian nadol "downwards", denoting someone who lived lower down in a village on a slope, or on relatively low-lying ground.
NAIMAN Ukrainian, Jewish
Before Genghis Khan conquered the world, he conquered his neighbors, and his last great victory, in 1204, was over a tribe of Turkic Christians called the Naiman. (Some Naimans today are Christian but most are Jewish.)... [more]
NAOUMOVA Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine counterpart of NAOUMOV.
NAPIERALA Polish
Nickname for an insistent person, from a derivative of napierac ‘advance’, ‘press’, ‘urge’.
NAPIERKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Napierki in Olsztyn voivodeship.
NAPORA Polish
Nickname for an interfering person, Polish napora, derivative of napierać meaning ‘to insist on somebody doing something’.
NAREWSKI Polish
Possibly derived from the name of the river Narew. Surname associated with the Wieniawa coat of arms which dates back as early as the XIV century.
NATA Russian
From the given name NATA.
NAUMOVA Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of NAUMOV.
NAVITSKI Belarusian
Belarusian cognate of NOWICKI.
NAZARENKO Ukrainian
Means "son of NAZAR".
NAZAROV Russian
Means "son of NAZAR".
NAZAROVA Russian
Means "daughter of NAZAR".
NAZIMOVA Russian, Literature
Notable users of the name includes the Russian silent screen star Alla Nazimova (1879-1945) and the heroine of the Russian novel 'Children of the Streets', Nadezhda Nazimova.
NEMIROV Russian, Hebrew, Ukrainian
Name derived from the city of Nemirov in Ukraine, The city was named after its founder, Prince Nemir.
NEMIROVSKY Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate of Nemirov
NESKY Polish
Many Polish immigrants' names were shortened to Nesky, such as Nosrazesky, Wolinsky-a wide variety of names that had the letter N somewhere within and ended in sky or ski became "Nesky." There are also non-Polish Neskys in the U.S.
NEVOLIN Russian
In the old days "Nilly", called the lack of freedom, obedience to the will of another. Such negative names were given then, that they defended the man and drove him from unhappiness.
NICKOWICZ Polish
Patronymic of the personal name NICHOLAS.
NIEDBAŁA Polish
Nickname from niedbały meaning "negligent", "careless", "untidy".
NIEWINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Niewino in Białystok voivodeship.
NIEZABITOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Lesser Polish villages: Niezabitów or Niezabitów-Kolonia.
NIKIFOROV Russian
Means "son of NIKIFOR".
NIKITIN Russian
From the given name NIKITA (1). This is the name of a Russian family of nobility.
NIKITINA Russian
Feminine form of NIKITIN.
NIKOLAIEV Russian
Means "son of NIKOLAY."
NIKOLAYEV Russian
Variant transcription of NIKOLAEV.
NIKONOV Russian
Patronymic from the given name Nikon.
NISCHAN Sorbian
Germanized spelling of the Sorbian given name NIŠAN.
NOSDECHEVSKY Polish
Family name from ancestors who emigrated from Poland around 1900
NOVAKOVSKY Russian
Russian form of NOWAKOWSKI.
NOVIK Belarusian
Belarusian surname equivalent to the Russian surname NOVIKOV.
NOVIKOV Russian
Means "son of the novik" from Russian новик (novik), which referred to 16th-18th century teenage boys who were enlisted into the army. The word itself is probably from Russian новый (noviy) meaning "new".
NOVOSEL Croatian
Derived from nov, meaning "new", and selo, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".
NOVOSELIĆ Croatian
Derived from nov, meaning "new", and selo, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".... [more]
NOVOSELTSEVA Russian
Feminine counterpart of NOVOSELTSEV.
NOWAKOWSKI Polish
Polish surname meaning "new fellow".
NOWICKI Polish
Habitational name for a person from any of the several locations in Poland called Nowice. The name is derived from Polish nowy meaning "new".
NUREYEVA Russian, Tatar, Bashkir
Feminine variant of Nureyev.
OBERMOK Ukrainian
Obermok is most likely an anglicized form of the surname Oberemok.... [more]
OBLAK Slovene, Croatian
Derived from oblak "cloud".
OBOLENSKY Russian
Indicates familial origin within the village of Obolensk in the Kaluga Oblast, Russia. This was the name of a Russian aristocrat family of the Rurik Dynasty.
OBRADOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic from the personal name OBRAD, a derivative of obradovati meaning "to give joy".
OBUĆA Bosnian
Derived from obuća meaning ''footwear'', denoting someone who made or sold footwear.
OGORODNIKOV Russian
Derived from the Russian word огородник, meaning "truck farmer".
OGORODNIKOVA Russian
Feminine spelling of OGORODNIKOV.
OJDANIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of OJDAN".
OKOCIMSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Okocim.
OKTYABRSKY Russian
Meaning "October" in Russian, it often refers the October Revolution of November 1917, a coup led by Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) and the Bolshevik Party.
OLIYNYK Ukrainian
From the Ukrainian word олія meaning "Oil".
OLSZAŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Olszany or Olszanica, named with Polish olsza meaning "alder".
OMERBAŠIĆ Bosnian
Derived from OMER.
OMERBEGOVIĆ Bosnian
Derived from OMER and beg, a title of Turko-Mongol origin meaning ''chief'' or ''commander''.
OPALIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Opalenica, Nowy Tomyśl County.
ORLIKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Orlikowo in Łomża voivodeship.
ORLOVA Russian
Feminine spelling of ORLOV.
ORUČ Bosnian
Derived from the Turkish ORUÇ.
ORZECHOWSKI Polish
Polish from Orzech meaning "hazelnut", someone who is living by a hazelnut tree or a nickname for someone with light brown hair.
OSIPOV Russian
Means "son of OSIP".
OSMANAGIĆ Bosnian
Derived from OSMAN.
OSMANOVIĆ Bosnian
Means ''son of OSMAN''.
OSSOLIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Ossolin.
OSTAPENKO Ukrainian
From the given name OSTAP.
OTRADOVEC Czech
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]
OZEROV Russian
From Russian озеро (ozero) meaning "lake".
PACYNA Polish
Unflattering nickname from paczyna meaning "clod", "brickbat", or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a boatman, from the same word in the sense meaning "oar", "rudder".
PAGÁC Slovak
Nickname from pagáč meaning "clown", "buffoon".
PAJĄKOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Pająków.
PALLAS German, Polish (German)
Nickname for a small man, from Slavic palac 'thumb'.
PALUCHOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Paluchów.
PANAIOTIEVICH Russian (Rare)
Means "Son of PANAGIOTIS" in Russian
PANCHENKO Ukrainian (Modern)
It is a common Ukrainian surname meaning "Fisher".
PANIĆ Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Croatian
Patronymic from the personal names PANE, Pano, Panteleon or PANKRACIJ.
PANOSOVICH Russian
Means "Son of PANOS" in Russian
PASINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Paszyn in Nowy Sacz voivodeship; also a pet form of PAWEŁ.
PATRUSHEV Russian
Patronymic derived from a Russian diminutive of PATRICIUS. This is borne by Russian political and security figure Nikolai Patrushev (1951-), former director of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).
PAUELL Russian
Russian translation of the surname of Powell
PÁVEK Czech
Diminutive of páv "peacock", hence a nickname for a pretentious or ostentatious person.
PAVEL Slovak
Comes from the personal name PAVEL.
PAVELEC Czech
Pavelec is short form of name Pavel.
PAVELKA Czech
Derived from the given name Pavel. A famosu bearer is Jake Pavelka.
PAVIČIĆ Croatian
Means "son of PAVAO".
PAVLIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of PAVLE".
PAVLÍK Czech, Slovak
From a pet form of PAVEL. Ukrainian from a pet form of the personal name PAVLO, Ukrainian equivalent of PAUL.
PAVLISKO Slovak
Rusyn patronym based on Pavel
PAVLOFF Russian, Bulgarian
Anglicized variant form of PAVLOV.
PAVLOVA Russian
Feminine form of PAVLOV. A famous bearer was the Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881-1931).
PAVLOVSKAYA Russian
Feminine counterpart of PAVLOVSKY.
PAWŁOWSKI Polish
From the given name PAWEŁ, also used as a habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Poland called Pawłowo.
PECHANEC Czech
Pronounced /Pe-khan-nets/... [more]
PEJIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of PEJO".
PEJOVIĆ Serbian (Russian, Modern)
Pejović is a Serbian surname. Mainly used in serbia. But also used in Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia
PEKAREV Russian
Russian variation of the surname "Baker"
PELKA Polish
Reduced pet form of the given name ŚWIĘTOPEŁK.
PEPIN Russian
Means "son of PEPA".
PERIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the short form of PETAR, PERO.
PESKA Czech
From a pet form of the personal name Pešek
PETÁK Czech
Derivative of the personal name PETR, Czech form of PETER.
PETEK Slovene, Croatian
Derived from petek "Friday".
PETKOV Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means “son of PETKO” in Bulgarian and Macedonian.
PETRANOV Bulgarian
From Greek petros meaning "rock" or "stone".
PETRENKO Ukrainian, Russian, Moldovan
A surname traced to the Cossacks.
PETREVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of PETAR".
PETŘÍČEK Czech
From given name PETR.
PETRÍČEK Czech
Derived from a diminutive of Petr.
PETRIČEK Croatian
From given name PETAR.
PETRIČEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
A patronymic derived from Petrič, a diminutive of PETAR.
PETROVA Bulgarian, Russian
Feminine form of PETROV.
PETROVICH Ukrainian, Belarusian
Patronymic from Petro, the Ukrainian form of PETER.
PETRYNIEC Ukrainian
From the given name PETER.
PEVEC Croatian
From pevec meaning ''rooster''
PILARSKI Polish
Occupational name for a sawyer, Polish pilarz + -ski, common ending of surnames.
PILIPOVIĆ Bosnian, Croatian
means "son of Pilip"... [more]
PINSON Jewish, Russian
Derived from Spanish "pinzon", meaning "finch".
PIONKE German, Polish
Germanized form of Slavic Pinoek, which is a nickname from pionek ‘puppet’.
PIÓRKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name from places called Piórkowo in Toruń voivodeship or Piórków in Tarnobrzeg voivodeship.
PIRONKOV Bulgarian
A professional Bulgarian tennis player, Tsvetana Pironkova, bears this surname.
PISULA Polish, Lithuanian
Informal nickname for a scribe or clerk, from a derivative of Polish pisać ‘to write’.
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
PLAMENOV Bulgarian
Means "son of PLAMEN".
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.
PLEVNELIEV Bulgarian
From Плевня (Plevnya), the Bulgarian name for the village of Petroussa in Greece; the name itself means "barn" in Bulgarian. A notable bearer is ROSEN Asenov Plevneliev (1964-), who served as the fourth President of Bulgaria.
PLINER Russian, Czech
Originated from a small town in Russia named, Plino.
PLOTNIKOV Russian
Means "son of the carpenter" from Russian плотник (plotnik) "carpenter".
PNIEWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Pniewy in the district of Poznań, or from any of the many places in Poland named Pniewo.
PODBIELSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Podbielsko in Konin voivodeship.
PODUSKA Slovak
Poduska means pillow or soft cushion.
PODWOJSKI Polish
Archaic -- denotes the office of a minor church official.
POGONOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Lesser Polish villages.
POKRYWKA Polish
Nickname from pokrywka meaning ‘cover’, ‘lid’.
POLACK Polish, Jewish
Anglicized from POLAK.
POLINSKI Polish
Habitational name from Polinowo in Pila voivodeship or Polinów in Biala Podlaska voivodeship.
POLÍVKA Czech
Means "soup".
POLKA German (Slavic), Polish
Variant of German POLK, also a feminine form for the surname Polak, and comes from the given female name APOLONIA.
POLLACK Polish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of spelling of Polak.
POLSKI Polish, Jewish
Nickname for a Polish person, originating in areas of mixed populations.
POLYAKOV Russian, Jewish, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Patronymic from the ethnic name Polak meaning "Pole".
PONIATOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Poniatowa.
PONOMARENKO Russian, Ukrainian
Common Russian and Ukrainian last name meaning church bell ringer.
PONOMAREV Russian
Derives from Slavic "пономарь"- Sexton.
POPOFF Russian, Bulgarian
Variant spelling of POPOV.
POPOVA Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of POPOV.
POPOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of a priest''.
POROSHENKO Ukrainian
The surname of the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko.
PORTNOY Jewish, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Occupational name for a tailor from Russian portnoj (an adjective derivative of port "uncut cloth").
POSAVEC Croatian
Denotes a person living in Posavina, an area that is adjacent or near the Sava river in Croatia.
POTEMKIN Russian
A Russian surname which derives from the word "Потёмка" (Potyomka) meaning "dark". People bearing the name Potemkin rose to prominence in Muscovy from the 16th century onwards.
POTOCKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Potok, Gmina Szydłów.
POTOČNIK Slovene
Means ''near a stream'' from potok ''stream''.
POTULICKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Greater Polish villages named Potulice.
POZNANSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name from the city of Poznan in west-central Poland, or possibly from other places of this name, in Katowice and Siedlce voivodeships.
PRAKAPIENKA Belarusian
Belarusian form of "PROKOPENKO".
PRAVDA Russian
Pravda translates into English as “Truth”.
PRAWDA Polish
From the root Praw, meaning right. Prawda means "truth."... [more]
PREOBRAZHENSKAYA Russian
Feminine counterpart of PREOBRAZHENSKY.
PREOBRAZHENSKY Russian
Derived from the Russian word преображение (preobrazheniye) meaning "transformation" or "transfiguration."
PRINCIP Bosnian, Serbian
Probably derived from Latin princeps "leader, initiator, prince", which itself was ultimately derived from primus "first" and capere "to take". The surname may thus have originated as a nickname for someone with a princely appearance, or for someone who was the illegitimate offspring of a prince... [more]
PRODANOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of PRODAN".
PROKOFIEV Russian
Means "son of PROKOFIY".
PROKOPENKO Russian, Ukrainian
From the given name PROKOPIOS.
PROKUSKI Polish
Polish in origin with history in America since at least the early 1900s
PROROK Polish
The meaning of prorok is prophet. It was the maiden name of my maternal grandmother. It is not a common name. Her family was from the southeastern part of Poland.
PROZESKY Polish
process or court case... [more]
PRUSACZYK Polish
means son of Eric
PRVULOVIĆ Vlach
Means "son of PRVUL".
PRYGATSEV Russian
Russian word for "Jump", introduced in 2019.
PRYIMAK Ukrainian
In Ukrainian means 'adoptee'
PRZEPIÓRKA Polish
It literally means "quail".
PRZESPOLEWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages in Gmina Ceków-Kolonia: Przespolew Pański or Przespolew Kościelny.
PRZYBYLSKI Polish
A derivative of 'Przybyla', ‘new arrival’, ‘foundling’, with the addition of the surname suffix -ski.
PRZYSŁUGAK Polish
Comes from "przysługa" meaning "favor"
PTACEK Czech
A name given to a small, birdlike individual, meaning literally "little bird".
PTÁK Czech
Czech surname meaning "bird".
PTAK Polish
Polish 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.
PUGACHEV Russian
From the nickname Pugach which is probably derived from Ukrainian пугач (pugach) meaning "owl". Following this etymology, the nickname was most likely given to someone who was wise or sensible (attributing to the owl as a symbol of wisdom).
PUHAR Serbian (Modern, Rare)
The last name of the contestant Mirjana Puhar from America's Next Top Model, who originally was born in Serbia. She died on February 24, 2015, aged 19 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
PULASKI Polish
Polish (Pułaski): habitational name for someone from the Pulazie in Łomża Voivodeship.
PULIŠIĆ Croatian
From an American Soccer player named Christian Pulisic
PURZYCKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Masovian villages: Purzyce, Purzyce-Rozwory, or Purzyce-Trojany.
PUSHKIN Russian
Derived from Russian пушка (pushka) meaning "gun, cannon". A notable bearer was ALEXANDER Pushkin (1799-1837), a Russian poet and writer.
PUŠKÁR Slovak, Czech
Occupational name for a rifle maker.
PUŽ Croatian
Means ''snail''.
PUŽEK Croatian (Rare)
From puž meaning ''snail''.
PUŽIĆ Croatian (Rare)
From puž meaning ''snail''.
PYATKOV Russian
Possibly from "pyat", meaning "five".
RABINOVICH Yiddish, Russian
Means "son of the rabbi" (through the name Rabin), referring to a scholar or teacher of the Torah in Judaism.
RABINOWITZ Jewish, Polish
Polish variant of RABINOVICH.
RABSZTYŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Rabsztyn.
RACHLYN Jewish (Rare), Polish (Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Rachlyn is a Jewish surname derived directly from polish "Rachman". This surname is very rare and apparently only few members in Brazil, descendants of Polish survivors of Holocaust.... [more]
RACHMAN Ukrainian, Jewish
Rachman is an old Jewish name which means "Merciful" in Hebrew.... [more]
RADENKOVIĆ Serbian
Means ''son of RADENKO''.
RADINOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of RADIN".
RADMILOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of RADMILO".
RADNICE Czech
This indicates familial origin within the Bohemian town of the same name.
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