Czech Surnames

Czech names are used in the Czech Republic in central Europe. See also about Czech and Slovak names.
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ADAMÍKCzech
Czech diminutive form of ADAM.
BÁRTACzech
From a given name which was a diminutive of BARTOLOMĚJ.
BARTOŠCzech, Slovak
Derived from Bartoš, a diminutive of BARTOLOMĚJ or BARTOLOMEJ.
BENEŠCzech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name BENEDIKT.
BERANCzech
Derived from Czech beran meaning "ram".
BERÁNEKCzech
Means "little ram, male lamb" in Czech.
BERNARDFrench, English, Dutch, Czech
From the given name BERNARD.
BISKUPCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak cognate of BISHOP.
BLÁHACzech
Derived from a diminutive of BLAŽEJ.
BLAŽEKCzech
Derived from a given name which was a diminutive of BLAŽEJ.
BOBALCzech
Derived from Czech bob meaning "bean".
BROŽCzech
Derived from Brož, a diminutive of AMBROŽ.
BUREŠCzech
Derived from a diminutive of the old Slavic given name Burian, of uncertain meaning.
ČECHCzech
Means "Czech". The name was used to differentiate a native of Bohemia from the natives of Silesia, Moravia and other regions that are now part of the Czech Republic.
ČERMÁKCzech
Means "redstart (bird)" in Czech.
CERMAKCzech
Anglicized form of ČERMÁK.
ČERNÝCzech
Means "black" in Czech.
ČERVENYCzech
Means "red" in Czech.
CHALUPACzech
Means "cottage" in Czech.
CHALUPNÍKCzech
Derived from Czech chalupa meaning "cottage". The name referred to a peasant farmer who owned a very small piece of land.
CHMELACzech
Derived from Czech chmel "hops", referring to a person who grew hops, a plant used in brewing beer.
CHVÁTALCzech
Derived from chvátat meaning "to hurry".
ČÍŽEKCzech
Means "siskin" in Czech, referring to a type of bird in the finch family.
ČTVRTNÍKCzech
Derived from Czech čtvrtlán meaning "one quarter of a lán", where a lán is a medieval Czech measure of land (approximately 18 hectares). The name denoted someone who owned this much land.
DOLEŽALCzech
Nickname for a lazy person, derived from the past participle of the Czech verb doležat "to lie down".
DOUBEKCzech
Means "small oak" in Czech, derived from dub "oak".
DUŠEKCzech
Derived from a diminutive of DUŠAN.
DVOŘÁKCzech
Occupational name derived from Czech dvůr "manor", indicating a person who worked at such a place. This name was borne by the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904).
FIALACzech
Means "violet" in Czech, referring to the flower. It may have originally referred to a person who lived near a sign bearing violets, or it may have been given to a person who lived in a place where violets grew.
FILIPEKPolish, Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name FILIP.
HÁJEKCzech
Means "thicket" in Czech, a diminutive of háj "woods".
HASEKCzech
From a diminutive of the given name HAVEL.
HAVELCzech
Derived from the given name HAVEL.
HAVELKACzech
Means "son of HAVEL" in Czech.
HAVLÍČEKCzech
From a diminutive of the given name HAVEL.
HLAVÁČCzech
From a nickname for a person with an oddly-shaped head, derived from Czech hlava "head".
HLAVÁČEKCzech
Diminutive form of HLAVÁČ.
HOLUBCzech, Ukrainian
Means "dove, pigeon" in Czech and Ukrainian.
HORÁČEKCzech
Diminutive derived from Czech hora "mountain".
HORÁKCzech
Derived from Czech hora "mountain".
HORNÍKCzech, Slovak
Occupational name meaning "miner" in Czech and Slovak.
HRABĚCzech
Means "count" in Czech, perhaps used to denote someone who worked for a count or acted like a count.
HRUBÝCzech
Means "crude, coarse" in Czech.
HRUŠKACzech
Means "pear" in Czech, most likely used to denote a person who grew or sold pears.
JAHODACzech, Slovak
Czech cognate of JAGODA.
JANDAPolish, Czech
Derived from the given name JAN (1).
JANDAČEKCzech
Diminutive of JANDA.
JANIČEKCzech
Derived from the given name JAN (1).
JEDLIČKACzech
Derived from Czech jedle meaning "fir tree", perhaps given to a person who lived near a fir tree.
JEHLIČKACzech
Means "a needle" in Czech. The name was most likely borne by tailors in reference to their occupation.
JELENPolish, Czech, Slovak
Means "stag" in the Slavic languages.
JELINEKCzech
Diminutive of JELEN.
JEŽSlovene, Czech
Cognate of JEZ.
JEŽEKCzech
Means "a small hedgehog" in Czech. It may have originally referred to a person who lived near a sign bearing a hedgehog, or it may have been given to a person who resembled a hedgehog in some way.
KADER (1)Czech
Archaic variant of KUDRNA.
KADLECCzech
Means "weaver" in Czech.
KLADIVOCzech
Means "hammer" in Czech. The name most likely started as a nickname for a blacksmith.
KLIMACzech
Derived from Klima, a diminutive of KLIMENT.
KLÍMEKCzech
Derived from Klímek, a diminutive of KLIMENT.
KLIMYCzech
Means "descendant of Klima", Klima being a diminutive of KLIMENT.
KOHOUTCzech
Means "rooster" in Czech.
KOLÁŘCzech
Means "wheelwright", a derivative of Czech kolo "wheel".
KOPECKYCzech
Derived from Czech kopec "hill". The name was perhaps given to a person who lived close to a hill.
KOSTELECKYCzech
Originally denoted a person from a village named Kostelec. The place name Kostelec is derived from the Czech word kostel "church".
KOVÁČSlovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech cognate of KOVAČ.
KOVACSlovak, Croatian, Serbian, Czech
Simplified spelling of KOVÁČ or KOVAČ.
KOVÁŘCzech
Czech cognate of KOVAČ.
KRALLCzech
From Czech král "king". It referred to one connected in some way with a king's household or one who played the part of a king in a pageant or play.
KRAMRCzech
Czech form of KRAMER.
KRATOCHVILCzech
Derived from the Czech kratochvile "pastime".
KREJCICzech
Means "tailor" in Czech.
KRIŽCzech, Slovak, Slovene
Means "cross" in Czech.
KUCERACzech
Means "curl" in Czech, a nickname for a person with curly locks of hair.
KUDRNACzech
Cognate of KUCERA.
KYSELYCzech, Slovak
Means "sour" in Czech. It was most likely used to denote a person known for his bad mood.
LANIKCzech
Derived from Czech lan, a measure of land equal to approximately 18 hectares. The name loosely translates as "farmer" and thus is considered a Moravian cognate of Sedlák.
LÁSKACzech, Slovak
Means "love" in Czech and Slovak.
LUKSKACzech
Derived from the given name LUKAS.
MACEKCzech
Derived from the name Macek, a diminutive of MATEJ.
MACHÁNCzech
Derived from the given name Mach (a Czech diminutive of MICHAEL or MATĚJ).
MALYPolish, Czech
Means "small" in the Slavic languages.
MAREKCzech, Polish, Hungarian
Derived from the given name MAREK.
MARTINEnglish, French, German, Czech
Derived from the given name MARTIN.
MARTÍNEKCzech
Derived from the given name MARTIN.
MARUŠKACzech
Derived from the given name MARIE.
MAŠEKCzech
Derived from the given name Mašek which can be a diminutive of either MATĚJ or TOMÁŠ.
MÁSELNÍKCzech
Referred to one who churned or sold butter or buttermilk, derived from Czech máslo "butter".
MATĚJKACzech
Derived from the given name MATĚJ.
MATOUŠEKCzech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name MATOUŠ.
MLYNARIKCzech
Means "a miller" in Czech.
MORAVECCzech
Originally indicated a person from Moravia.
MUSIAŁCzech
Polish form of MUSIL.
MUSILCzech
Means "the one who had to", from the past participle of the verb must.
MYSKACzech
Means "a mouse" in Czech.
NAVRÁTILCzech
Derived from the past participle of the verb navrátit "to return". The name was perhaps used to denote a person who came back to his home following a long absence.
NEDBALEKCzech
Refers to one who is careless. It is of Czech and Polish origin.
NEDVĚDCzech
Variant of MEDVED, derived from the dialectal nedvěd.
NEMECCzech
Means "German" in Czech.
NEMEČEKCzech
Diminutive of NEMEC.
NOSEKCzech, Polish
Means "small nose" in Czech and Polish.
NOVÁČEKCzech
Diminutive of NOVAK.
NOVÁKCzech, Slovak, Hungarian
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of NOVAK.
NOVOSADCzech
Means "new settler", "new land" or "new orchard". It is Moravian in origin.
NOVOTNYCzech
Czech variant of NOVAK.
PECHÁČEKCzech
Diminutive form of PETR.
PEŠEKCzech
Derived from Pešek, a diminutive form of PETR.
PODSEDNIKCzech
Cognate of ZAHRADNÍK mainly used in the region of Moravia.
POKORNYCzech, Slovak, Polish
Derived from the Slavic word pokorny "tame".
POLAKCzech
Means "Polish person" in Czech.
POLOLANIKCzech
Derived from Czech polo "one half" and lan, a measure of land equal to approximately 18 hectares. The name denoted someone who owned half a lan of land.
POSPÍŠILCzech
Means "a person in a hurry", from the Czech pospíšit "to be in a hurry".
PRAŽAKCzech
Means "a person from Prague".
PROCHÁZKACzech, Slovak
Means "to walk, to wander" in Czech.
PULKRÁBEKCzech
Derived from the medieval status name purkrabí "burgrave".
REHACzech
Derived from the given name Rehor, a Czech form of GREGORY.
ŘEZNÍČEKCzech
Diminutive of reznik "butcher".
ŘEZNÍKCzech, Slovak
Means "butcher" in Czech and Slovak.
RŮŽIČKACzech
Means "little rose" in Czech.
RYBÁŘCzech
Means "fisher" in Czech.
SCHOVAJSACzech
Means "hide yourself", of Moravian origin.
SEDLÁČEKCzech
Diminutive form of SEDLÁK.
SEDLÁKCzech
Means "farmer" in Czech. A sedlák had more land than a Zahradník or a Chalupník, but less land than a Dvořák.
ŠEVČÍKCzech
Occupational name derived from Czech švec meaning "shoemaker, cobbler".
ŠIMEKCzech
Derived from the name Šimek, a diminutive of ŠIMON.
ŠIMONCzech, Slovak
Derived from the given name ŠIMON.
SKÁLACzech
Means "rock" in Czech, indicating that the original bearer lived near a prominent rock.
SKALICKÝCzech, Slovak
Indicated the original bearer came from a place named Skalice, Skalica or Skalička in the Czech Republic or Slovakia, derived from the Slavic root skala meaning "rock".
SLAVÍKCzech
Means "nightingale" in Czech.
SLEZÁKCzech
Originally a name for a person from SILESIA, a historical region that is nowadays split between Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic.
SLOVÁKCzech, Slovak
Originally described one who was from Slovakia.
SMOLACzech
Variant of SMOLAK.
SMOLAKPolish, Czech
Occupational name for a distiller of pitch, derived from the Slavic word smola meaning "pitch, resin".
SOKOLCzech, Jewish
From Czech sokol meaning "falcon", a nickname or an occupational name for a falconer. As a Jewish name it is ornamental.
SOUČEKCzech
From Czech suk meaning "tree knot". This could either be a topgraphic name or a nickname for a stubborn person.
STANEK (2)Czech
Derived from Stanek, a diminutive of the name STANISLAV.
STÁREKCzech
Czech cognate of STAREK.
ŠTĚPÁNEKCzech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name ŠTĚPÁN.
STRNADCzech, Slovene
Means "bunting" in Czech and Slovene.
STRUNASlovene, Czech
From Slavic struna meaning "string, cord", possibly denoting a maker of rope.
SUCHÝCzech
Means "dry" in Czech. This was a nickname for a thin person.
SVOBODACzech
Means "freedom" in Czech. This was a medieval name for a freeman, someone who was not a serf.
SÝKORACzech, Slovak
Means "tit (bird)" in Czech and Slovak.
TESAŘCzech
Means "carpenter" in Czech, ultimately from the Slavic word tesla meaning "adze".
TESAŘIKCzech
Diminutive of TESAŘ.
VACEKCzech
Derived from the given name VÁCLAV.
VACÍKCzech
Derived from the given name VÁCLAV.
VALENTACzech
Derived from the given name VALENTIN.
VANČURACzech
Derived from the given name VÁCLAV.
VANĚKCzech
From an archaic diminutive of the given name VÁCLAV.
VAŠEKCzech
Derived from the given name VAŠEK.
VÁVRACzech
Derived from the given name Vávra, a diminutive of VAVŘINEC.
VESELACzech
Moravian Czech variant of VESELÝ.
VESELÝCzech
From a nickname meaning "cheerful" in Czech.
VLASÁKCzech
Derived from Czech vlas "hair", probably referring to a barber or a person who bought and sold hair.
VLČEKCzech
Diminutive form of Czech vlk meaning "wolf".
VRUBELCzech
From a nickname derived from Czech vrabec meaning "sparrow".
ZAHRADNÍKCzech
Derived from Czech zahrada meaning "garden". It referred to someone who owned less land than a Sedlák or a Dvořák, but more land than a Chalupník.
ZELENKACzech
Czech cognate of ZIELIŃSKI.
ZEMANCzech
Means "landowner", derived from Czech zem "land". A famous bearer is the soccer coach Zdeněk Zeman (1947-).
ZIMACzech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian
From a Slavic word meaning "winter". This may have been a nickname for a person with a chilly personality.
ŽITNIKSlovene, Czech
From the Slavic root žito meaning "rye". This was an occupational name for a dealer in rye or a baker.
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