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 Broz
, a diminutive of AMBROZIJE
. This was the birth surname of the Yugoslavian dictator Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980).
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".
Means "son of a snake"
from the Bosnian word guja
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.
From Bosnian hodža
meaning "master, teacher, imam"
, a word of Persian origin.
Possibly derived from the old Slavic word kazati
meaning "to order, to command"
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 Carniola (Slovene Kranjska
), a region that makes up a large part of central Slovenia.
MLAKAR Slovene, Croatian
Referred to someone who lived near a pool, derived from South Slavic mlaka
meaning "pool, puddle"
PAVLOV Russian, Bulgarian
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.
Nickname for a bald person, from Slovene pleša
meaning "bald patch"
STRUNA Slovene, Czech
From Slavic struna
meaning "string, cord"
, possibly denoting a maker of rope.
From Bosnian terzija
, ultimately of Persian origin.
Patronymic from the nickname Vlah
ŽITNIK Slovene, Czech
From the Slavic root žito
. This was an occupational name for a dealer in rye or a baker.
From Slavic župan
meaning "head of the district, community leader"