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Type Surname (from nickname)
Scripts Зӕгъойты(Ossetian) Дзагоев(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. dzzu-GOI-if(Russian)  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsDzagoeva, Zagoev, Dzagoyev

Meaning & History

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".
Added 2/29/2020 by namefix
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C and HL