are used by Slavic peoples.
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Myshkin is the possessive case of the diminutive of the word 'mouse'.
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]
Nickname for an insistent person, from a derivative of napierac
‘advance’, ‘press’, ‘urge’.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Napierki in Olsztyn voivodeship.
Nickname for an interfering person, Polish napora, derivative of napierać meaning ‘to insist on somebody doing something’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nickname from niedbały meaning "negligent", "careless", "untidy".
Habitational name for someone from Niewino in Białystok voivodeship.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Lesser Polish villages: Niezabitów or Niezabitów-Kolonia.
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)
Derived from nov
, meaning "new", and selo
, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".
Derived from nov
, meaning "new", and selo
, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".... [more]
Habitational name for a person from any of the several locations in Poland called Nowice. The name is derived from Polish nowy
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.
Patronymic from the personal name OBRAD
, a derivative of obradovati meaning "to give joy".
Derived from obuća
meaning ''footwear'', denoting someone who made or sold footwear.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Okocim.
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.
Habitational name for someone from places called Olszany or Olszanica, named with Polish olsza meaning "alder".
Derived from OMER
, a title of Turko-Mongol origin meaning ''chief'' or ''commander''.
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Opalenica, Nowy Tomyśl County.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Orlikowo in Łomża voivodeship.
Polish from Orzech meaning "hazelnut", someone who is living by a hazelnut tree or a nickname for someone with light brown hair.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Ossolin.
Habitational name for someone from any of four places in Bohemia called Otradov or Otradovice.
Ožana - ožanka (Teucrium) - Osana - OSANNA, OSANKA (german) - HOSANA (hebrew)... [more]
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".
Nickname from pagáč meaning "clown", "buffoon".
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Pająków.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Paluchów.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Paszyn in Nowy Sacz voivodeship; also a pet form of PAWEŁ
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).
Diminutive of páv "peacock", hence a nickname for a pretentious or ostentatious person.
Derived from the given name Pavel. A famosu bearer is Jake Pavelka.
Feminine form of PAVLOV
. A famous bearer was the Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881-1931).
From the given name PAWEŁ
, also used as a habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Poland called Pawłowo
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
From a pet form of the personal name Pešek
Occupational name for a sawyer, Polish pilarz + -ski, common ending of surnames.
PIONKE German, Polish
Germanized form of Slavic Pinoek, which is a nickname from pionek ‘puppet’.
Habitational name from places called Piórkowo in Toruń voivodeship or Piórków in Tarnobrzeg voivodeship.
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’.
Nickname for a drinker, from pivo meaning ‘beer’.
Czech word for peony. Also given as a nickname meaning one with rosy cheeks
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.
Means "son of the carpenter" from Russian плотник (plotnik)
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.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Podbielsko in Konin voivodeship.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Lesser Polish villages.
Habitational name from Polinowo in Pila voivodeship or Polinów in Biala Podlaska voivodeship.
POLSKI Polish, Jewish
Nickname for a Polish person, originating in areas of mixed populations.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Poniatowa.
Denotes a person living in Posavina, an area that is adjacent or near the Sava river in Croatia.
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.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Potok, Gmina Szydłów.
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.
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]
Polish in origin with history in America since at least the early 1900s
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.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages in Gmina Ceków-Kolonia: Przespolew Pański or Przespolew Kościelny.
A derivative of 'Przybyla
', ‘new arrival’, ‘foundling’, with the addition of the surname suffix -ski.
A name given to a small, birdlike individual, meaning literally "little bird".
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.
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.
Polish (Pułaski): habitational name for someone from the Pulazie in Łomża Voivodeship.
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Masovian villages: Purzyce, Purzyce-Rozwory, or Purzyce-Trojany.
Derived from Russian пушка (pushka)
meaning "gun, cannon". A notable bearer was ALEXANDER
Pushkin (1799-1837), a Russian poet and writer.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Rabsztyn.
This indicates familial origin within the Bohemian town of the same name.