Patronymic name derived from the Turkish word aba
"coat". It may have originally denoted the children of a tailor.
Patronymic derived from Bulgarian bakalin
Means "son of the pilgrim" from Bulgarian хаджия (hadzhiya)
meaning "pilgrim", ultimately derived from Arabic حجّي (hajji)
Means "son of PAVEL
". A famous bearer of this surname was the Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.