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Type Surname (from nickname)
Scripts აფხაზავა(Georgian, Mingrelian)
Other Forms FormsApkhazava

Meaning & History

Most likely from Georgian აფხაზი (apkhazi) meaning "Abkhaz". Alternately, it may be from the Adjaran (Muslim) given name Abkhas, derived from Arabic أب ('ab) meaning "father" and خاص (khas) meaning "special, particular".
Added 2/24/2018 by HL
Edited 4/4/2021 by HL