Albanian Submitted Surnames

Albanian names are used in the country of Albania, as well as Kosovo and other Albanian communities throughout the world.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AHMETAJ Albanian
From the given name Ahmad.
AHMETI Albanian
From the given name Ahmet.
ALOSHI Albanian
Aloshi , Aloshaj
AMITI Albanian
Meaning unknown.
BARDHI Albanian
Meaning "White"
BARUTI Albanian
barut means gunpowder in Albanian
BEQIRAJ Albanian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
BIZI Albanian
Meaning unknown.
BOSHNJAKU Albanian
Meaning unknown.
CANO Albanian
Meaning unknown.
CARCANI Albanian
Meaning unknown.
ÇIFLIGU Albanian (Rare)
This surname derives from the Albanian city Çiflig. The word Çiflig comes from the Turkish term for land management in the Ottoman Empire. Albania was under Ottoman rule for almost 500 years and has many cities and surnames that derive from Turkish terms.
CUMANI Albanian
Meaning unknown.
DERVISHI Albanian
Albanian form of Darwish.
DUSHAJ Albanian
It comes from serbian name ''dusha'' meaning soul.In serbian ''dusha moja'' means my sweatheart.Probably a nickname or name given to the patriarch of the dushaj family that got taken as a surname by his descendants later on,adding the popular albanian ending -aj.
GURAKUQI Albanian
Meaning unknown.
HALILI Albanian, Macedonian
From the given name Halil.
HAMITI Albanian
Possibly a variant of Amiti.
HASANAGA Albanian
Albanian surname, Hasani and given "Aga" in Ottoman Empire
HOXHAJ Albanian
Variant of Hoxha.
HYKA Albanian, Czech
This is both an Albanian and Czech surname. ... [more]
IBRAHIMI Pashto, Arabic, Albanian
From the given name Ibrahim.
ISTOGU Albanian
Meaning unknown.
ISUFAJ Albanian
From the given name Isuf.
ISUFI Albanian
From the given name Isuf.
JUSUFI Albanian, Macedonian
Derived from the given name Jusuf.
KARTALLOZI Albanian
Meaning unknown.
KASTRATI Albanian
Derived from the name of the Kastrati tribe inhabiting the region of Malësia in northern Albania.
KOCULI Albanian
From a place name Kocul in Albania.
KORBECI German, Albanian
German name for Korb "basket" changed over time to Korbeci
KOTTI Albanian
Kottie or Kotte
KURSUMULU Albanian
Meaning unknown.
LAZAMI Albanian
Meaning unknown.
MUJUSHI Albanian
Meaning unknown.
NASKA Albanian (Rare)
Present in Albania before 1900'.
NIMANBEGU Albanian
Nimanbegu or Nimani , given "beg" from Turks in Ottoman Empire
NUHIJI Albanian
Meaning unknown.
ORA Albanian (Modern, Rare), Various
Means "time" in Albanian. A famous bearer is British singer Rita Ora (b. 1990).
PASHA Albanian, Ottoman Turkish (Anglicized), Turkish (Anglicized)
Pasha or pascha (Ottoman Turkish: پاشا‎, Turkish: paşa), formerly anglicized as bashaw, was a higher rank in the Ottoman Empire political and military system, typically granted to governors, generals and dignitaries and others... [more]
PECIC Albanian
Derived from the name of the small town Peja (Pec) in western Kosovo. Most likely given to the inhabitants of the town and their descedents.
QAMO Albanian
Comes from Ancient Greek.
REXHEPI Albanian, Kosovar
From the given name Rexhep.
SADIRAJ Albanian
Meaning unknown.
SAHATÇIU Albanian
Derived from Turkish saatçi meaning "watchmaker".
SHAHINI Persian, Albanian
From the given name Shahin or from one of the multiple places in Iran named Shahini.
SKËNDO Albanian
Ancestors of Skënderbeu
SOPA Albanian
Meaning unknown.
VRIONI Albanian
From the place name Vrion.
XHAKA Albanian (Latinized, Modern)
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Xhaka ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
ZAHARIA Albanian
Meaning unknown.
ZHUGLI Albanian
Meaning unknown.
ZHULATI Albanian
Meaning unknown