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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Georgian
Scripts აფხაზი(Georgian)
Pronounced Pron. [ɑpʰ.xɑ.zi]  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsAbkhazov, Abkhazishvili

Meaning & History

Means "Abkhaz person" in Georgian, referring to a member of the Abkhaz ethnic group inhabiting the Black Sea coast. This was the name of a Georgian family of princely status descended from the Shervashidze ruling family of Abkhazia.
Added 10/28/2017 by readerofpotter
Edited 3/30/2020 by Mike C and HL