Abkhaz Submitted Surnames

Abkhaz names are used by Abkhaz speakers in Abkhazia, a disputed region in Georgia.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ADLEIBA Abkhaz
Most likely from the given name Adlei, itself derived from Arabic عَادِل (ʿādil) meaning "fair, just", combined with Abkhaz аҧа (āpā) meaning "son". Alternatively, it could be from a Georgian word denoting a measure of length equal to approximately one metre, which would therefore have made it a nickname for a short person.
AGRBA Abkhaz
Most likely derived from Abkhaz агыруа (ā́gər-uā) meaning "Mingrelian, farm labourer, serf", historically used to refer to the Mingrelians, an ethic sub-group of the Georgians. Alternatively, it could be from Abkhaz агара (āgārā) meaning "to take" or "to bring"... [more]
AKHBA Abkhaz
Derived from Abkhaz akhba meaning "elder" or аб (āb) "father".
ARDZINBA Abkhaz
Means "son of silver" from Abkhaz араʒны (ārāʒnə) "silver" and аҧа (āpā) "son".
ARISTAVA Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz name Арстаа (Arstaa) ultimately derived from the Ancient Greek personal name Aristarchus.
ARSHBA Abkhaz
Most likely from a contracted form of Arabic أَرْشَد (ʾaršad) meaning "most sensible, most reasonable" or Persian ارشد (arshad) "senior, superior, eldest" combined with Abkhaz аԥа (āpā) "son".
ASHUBA Abkhaz
Possibly from Abkhaz ашә (āš°) meaning "cheese" or "beech" or ашәа (āš°ā) meaning "song".
AVIDZBA Abkhaz
Derived from Georgian ავი (avi) meaning "currish, severe, sullen" combined with ძე (dze) "son" and Abkhaz аԥа (āpā) "son". The name was most likely borne by Georgians under the spelling Avidze, which was modified with the Abkhaz suffix -ba after migration to Abkhazia.
DZHOPUA Abkhaz
Abkhaz family name of unknown meaning.
GAGULIA Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz name Dzug-ipa meaning "son of Dzug", the name itself of Adyghe or Circassian origin of unknown meaning.
GAGULIYA Abkhaz
Variant transcription of Gagulia.
GITSBA Abkhaz
Abkhaz name of unknown meaning.
IVANBA Abkhaz
Means "son of Ivan" in Abkhaz.
KHAJIMBA Abkhaz
Of unknown meaning. A notable bearer is Raul Khajimba (1958-), the current President of Abkhazia.
KHARAZIA Abkhaz
There are several theories on the origin of the name. It could be derived from Arabic حَارِس (ḥāris) meaning "guard, guardian, defender", from a contraction of a Hebrew term, or from the Abkhaz word ҳара (ḥārā́) meaning "we, ours" combined with the Abkhaz suffix -ya or -ia denoting descent.
KHASHBA Abkhaz
Either derived from Abkhaz ахацə (āxācə) meaning "stone" or алашара (ālāšārā) "light".
KORTAVA Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz surname Кәартаа (Kuartaa) of unknown meaning. During the reign of Stalin, the Abkhaz began adopting the Mingrelian spelling.
KUBRAVA Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of an Abkhaz surname of unknown meaning.
KVITSINIA Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz surname Kutsnia; the Abkhaz name was replaced by the Mingrelian spelling during the era of Joseph Stalin. It is most likely derived from Abkhaz икуцны иааз (ikutsny iaaz) meaning "one who migrates", though the word квици (kvitsi) has no real meaning in Abkhaz... [more]
LABAKHUA Abkhaz
Abkhaz name derived from Arabic لَاحَظَ (lāḥaẓa) meaning "to notice, to look" combined with بَهِيجَة (bahīja) meaning "delightful, joyous" (see Bahija). The spellings were altered by historical changes in the Abkhaz language, and the name was traditionally used to refer to descendants of ancestors named "Lavahiz" and "Bahija".
LAKERBAIA Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz aristocratic family name Lakrba possibly from Abkhaz а-лакра (a-lakra) meaning "in thickets, to catch in thickets" or "to rank, to include". It was most likely used to refer to a hunter or a member of a large group of peasants.
LAKOBA Abkhaz
From the nickname Lako, possibly meaning "swamp" in Abkhaz (denoting someone who lived in a marshy area).
SALAKAYA Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz surname Шакар-ипа (Shakar-ipa) meaning "son of Shakar". The name itself may be derived from Persian شکر (šakar) meaning "sugar" or from Arabic شَكَرَ (šakara) meaning "to be thankful, to be grateful".