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".
JAKOLIN     Slovene
From Latin Jacobus, see JAMES.
JANKOVIČ     Slovene
Means "son of JANKO".
JEŽ     Slovene, Czech
Cognate of JEZ.
KALUŽA     Slovene
Means "a puddle" in Slovene.
KAŠPAR     Czech, Slovene
Variant of KASPAR.
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".
KOVAČEVIČ     Slovene
Slovene form of KOVAČEVIĆ.
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     Croatian, Slovene
Derived from an archaic diminutive of PETAR.
PLEŠEC     Slovene
Nickname for a bald person, from plešec "bald man".
PLEŠKO     Slovene
Nickname for a bald person, from pleša "bald patch" or plešec "bald man".
RESNIK     Slovene
Topographic name, derived from resa "heather" or else from a type of barley.
STRNAD     Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Means "bunting" in the central Slavic languages.
STRUNA     Slovene
Means "cord" from Slovene struna, 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".
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