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
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 Дзуг-ипа (Dzug-ipa) meaning “son of Dzug”, itself derived from Kabardian дзыгъуэ (ʒəġ°ă) meaning “mouse”. During the reign of Stalin, the original Abkhaz spelling was changed to the Mingrelian variant.
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 Куартаа (Kuartaa) of unknown meaning. During the reign of Stalin, the original Abkhaz spelling, Kuartaa, was changed to the Mingrelian variant.
KVITSINIA     Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz surname Куцниа (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.
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".
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