Patronymic name derived from the Turkish word aba "coat"
. It may have originally denoted the children of a tailor.
Probably from Hatelji
, the name of a town in Serbia, which is of unknown meaning.
Derived from Czech beran
meaning "ram, male sheep"
Originally indicated a member of the Boykos, an ethnic group of western Ukraine.
in Croatian, a diminutive of bog
Derived from Broz
, a diminutive of Ambrozije
. This was the birth surname of the Yugoslavian dictator Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980).
Possibly from Polish buda
meaning "hut, cabin"
Originally denoted someone who came from a place called Bukowo
, which derive from Polish buk
Derived from a diminutive of the old Slavic given name Burian
, of uncertain meaning.
. 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.
Derived from Czech chalupa
. The name referred to a peasant farmer who owned a very small piece of land.
Russian form of Chayka
. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky (1840-1893), with the surname commonly Romanized as Tchaikovsky
Derived from Czech chmel "hops"
, referring to a person who grew hops, a plant used in brewing beer.
in Czech, referring to a type of bird in the finch family.
Ćosić Croatian, Serbian
From Croatian and Serbian ćosav "beardless"
, ultimately from Persian کوسه (koseh)
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.
Originally indicated a person from any of the Polish towns named Czajków, all derived from Polish czajka
meaning "lapwing (bird)".
Nickname for a lazy person, derived from the past participle of the Czech verb doležat "to lie down"
Means "small oak"
in Czech, derived from dub
Originally indicated a person from the town of Dubinowo (now Dubino in Belarus).
Originally indicated a person from the town of Dubica in Poland.
Derived from Dunaj
, the Polish name for the river Danube.
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).
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.
Either a patronymic from the given name Filip
, or a habitational name denoting a person from the Polish town of Filipów (also derived from the given name).
Furlan Italian, Slovene
From the name of the Italian region of Friuli
, in the northeast of Italy, which is derived from the name of the Roman town of Forum Iulii meaning "forum of Julius".
Derived from Polish gaj
meaning "grove, thicket"
Derived from Polish gomółka
, a type of round cheese, ultimately from an old Polish word meaning "round".
Originally indicated a person from Górka, the name of various towns in Poland, ultimately from Polish góra
Habitational name for someone from any of the various places called Grabów
, all derived from Polish grab
meaning "hornbeam tree".
Means "son of a snake"
from the Bosnian word guja
Derived from either archaic Polish gwozd
Means "son of the pilgrim"
from Bulgarian хаджия (hadzhiya)
meaning "pilgrim", ultimately derived from Arabic حَجّ (hajj)
From Bosnian hadž
meaning "hajj, pilgrimage"
, ultimately derived from Arabic حَجّ (hajj)
. It originally denoted a person who had completed the hajj.
in Czech, a diminutive of háj
From a nickname for a person with an oddly-shaped head, derived from Czech hlava "head"
From Bosnian hodža
meaning "master, teacher, imam"
, a word of Persian origin.
in Czech, perhaps used to denote someone who worked for a count or acted like a count.
in Czech, most likely used to denote a person who grew or sold pears.
Habitational name for a person from a town named Jankowo
, all derived from the given name Janek
Habitational name for a person from a town named Janowo
, all derived from the given name Jan 1
Originally indicated a person from various Polish towns named Jaskółki
, derived from Polish jaskółka
Derived from Czech jedle
meaning "fir tree"
, perhaps given to a person who lived near a prominent one.
From Czech jehla
, most likely borne by tailors in reference to their occupation.
From a nickname meaning "stag" in Czech.
in Polish. It may have originally been given to a person who resembled a hedgehog in some way.
Occupational name for a person who worked as an innkeeper, derived from Polish karczma
From Polish kamień
, a name for a stonecutter or for one who lived at a place with this name.
Possibly derived from the old Slavic word kazati
meaning "to order, to command"
Patronymic from Belarusian казёл (kaziol)
meaning "male goat"
, probably used to denote a goatherd.
From a nickname meaning "curly"
, describing a person with curly hair.
Means "small stick"
, from Polish kij
in Czech, a nickname for a blacksmith.
in Ukrainian, a nickname for a proud person.
, a derivative of Czech kolo
Derived from Czech kopec
. The name was given to a person who lived close to a hill.
From Slovene kopito
, an occupational name for a shoer.
Originally indicated a person from Koroška (Carinthia), a medieval Slovene state, now divided between Slovenia and Austria.
From Croatian koš
, originally indicating a person who made or sold baskets.
Originally denoted a person from a village named Kostelec, derived from Czech kostel
Means "male goat"
in Polish, probably used to denote a goatherd.
Patronymic from Russian козёл (kozyol)
meaning "male goat"
, probably used to denote a goatherd.
Originally a name for a person from Kozłów, Kozłowo, or other places with a name derived from Polish kozioł
meaning "male goat".
Originally denoted a person from Carniola (Slovene Kranjska
), a region that makes up a large part of central Slovenia.
in Czech, ultimately from Latin crux