Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Ossetian (Russified)
Scripts Зӕгъойты(Ossetian) Дзагоев(Russian)
Other Forms FormsDzagoeva, Zagoev, Dzagoyev
Russified form of the Ossetian surname Зæгъойты (Zægoyty), which came from the nickname Dzagoy. The name was probably from Ossetian дзаг (dzag) meaning "full, complete", ultimately derived from Persian چاق (čâq) meaning "fat".