Type Surname (from location & from given name)
Scripts Пхьиле-къонгий(Ingush) Плиты(Ossetian) Плиев(Russian)
Other Forms FormsPlieva, Plity
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".