Type Surname (from location & from given name)
Scripts Пхьиле-къонгий(Ingush) Плиты(Ossetian) Плиев(Russian)
Other Forms FormsPlieva, Plity
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Meaning & History
Russified form of an Ingush and Ossetian name, which is derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The name itself comes from Plievo, the name of a village in Ingushetia, which means "village of the sons of Pkhile", referring to a given name possibly derived from Ossetian пыл (pyl) meaning "elephant".