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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Russian
Scripts Царицын(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. tsu-RYEE-tsin  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsTsaritsyna

Meaning & History

From a former name of the Russian city of Volgograd that was used from 1589 to 1925. The name is from Царица (Tsaritsa), a small river and a tributary of the Volga, which was probably derived from Tatar сары су (sary su) meaning "yellow water".
Added 2/23/2016 by HL
Edited 11/24/2020 by HL