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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Russian
Scripts Толстой(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. [tɐɫ.ˈstoj]  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsTolstoi, Tolstaya

Meaning & History

Means "fat" from Russian толстый (tolstyy) meaning "thick, stout, fat". This was the name of a Russian family of nobility; a notable member was Count Lev "Leo" Tolstoy (1828-1910), a Russian writer.
Added 12/12/2017 by HL
Edited 4/29/2024 by Mike C and HL