Slovene Surnames

Slovene names are used in the country of Slovenia in central Europe.
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BABIČ Slovene
Slovene form of BABIĆ.
BRANKOVIČ Slovene
Slovene form of BRANKOVIĆ.
DRAGIĆ Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Patronymic from any of the Slavic given names starting with Drag (see DRAGO).
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".
GAŠPER Slovene
Derived from the given name GAŠPER.
GRBIĆ Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Means "hunchback", derived from Serbian, Croatian and Slovene grba "hump".
HORVAT Croatian, Slovene
From Croatian and Slovene Hrvat meaning "Croat, person from Croatia".
JANKOVIČ Slovene
Means "son of JANKO".
JEŽ Slovene, Czech
Cognate of JEŻ.
KALUŽA Slovene
Means "a puddle" in Slovene.
KASPAR German, Slovene
Derived from the given name KASPAR.
KLEMENTS Slovene
From the given name KLEMEN.
KOKOT Slovene
Means "rooster" in Slovene.
KOLAR Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene cognate of KOLÁŘ.
KOPITAR Slovene
Means "shoemaker".
KOROŠEC Slovene
Originally indicated a person from Koroška (Carinthia), a medieval Slovene state, now divided between Slovenia and Austria.
KOVAČ Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Slovene
Means "blacksmith", a derivative of Slavic kovati meaning "to forge".
KOVAČIČ Slovene
Slovene form of KOVAČIĆ.
KOZEL Slovene, Ukrainian
Derived from Slavic kozel "goat", probably used to denote a goatherd.
KRIŽ Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Means "cross" in Czech.
KRIZMAN Slovene
From the given name KRISTIJAN.
LONČAR Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Means "potter", from Serbo-Croatian lonac, Slovene lonec meaning "pot".
MEDVED Slovene, Slovak, Croatian, Russian
Means "bear" in several Slavic languages.
MLAKAR Slovene, Croatian
Derived from mlaka "pool". The name referred to someone who lived close to a pool.
NOVAK Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Slavic novy "new", originally a name for someone who was new to a village.
PERKO Slovene, Croatian
Derived from an archaic diminutive of PETER.
PLEŠKO Slovene
Nickname for a bald person, from Slovene pleša meaning "bald patch".
RESNIK Slovene
Possibly from Slovene resa meaning "heather".
STRNAD Czech, Slovene
Means "bunting" in Czech and Slovene.
STRUNA Slovene, Czech
From Slavic struna meaning "string, cord", possibly denoting a maker of rope.
VLAŠIČ Slovene
Patronymic from the nickname Vlah meaning "Romanian".
ŽITNIK Slovene, Czech
From the Slavic root žito meaning "rye". This was an occupational name for a dealer in rye or a baker.
ZUPAN Slovene
From Slavic župan meaning "head of the district, community leader".