Caucasian Submitted Surnames

These names are used by the various ethnic groups of the Caucasus, a region between Europe and Asia.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abaev Ossetian, Uzbek, Kazakh, Turkmen
Possibly derived from Proto-Turkic *bāj meaning “rich, noble”.
Abajian Armenian
The surname Abjian is a patronymic from Turkish abacι‎ ‘maker or seller of coarse woolen cloth or garments’, from aba ‘coarse woolen cloth’.
Abakelia Georgian
Georgian surname used by sculptor Tamar Abakelia and physician Ioseb Abakelia.
Abasyan Armenian
This is a last name. Abasyan's were Kings and Queens, having Kingdoms from the years 750-1280.
Abbasov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Abbas".
Abdulatipov Dagestani, Avar, Uzbek
From the given name Abdulatip, itself derived from the Arabic name Abd al-Latif... [more]
Abdulayeva Russian, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek
feminine form of Abdulayev
Abdulova Azerbaijani, Russian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek
feminine form of Abdulov (Абдулов), variant of Abdulayev (Абдулаев)
Abelyan Armenian
Means "son of Abel".
Abkhazava Georgian, Mingrelian
Most likely from Georgian აფხაზი (apkhazi) meaning "Abkhaz". Alternately, it may be from the Adjaran (Muslim) given name Abkhas, derived from Arabic أب ('ab) meaning "father" and خاص (khas) meaning "special, particular".
Abkhazi Georgian
Means "Abkhaz person" in Georgian, referring to a member of the Abkhaz ethnic group inhabiting the Black Sea coast. This was the name of a Georgian family of princely status descended from the Shervashidze ruling family of Abkhazia.
Abrahamian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Abrahamyan.
Abrahamyan Armenian
Means "son of Abraham".
Abubakarov Chechen
Means "son of Abu Bakr".
Abuev Kazakh, Chechen, Dagestani
Means "son of Abu".
Adamadze Georgian
Means "son of Adam".
Adamashvili Georgian
Means "son of Adam".
Adamian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Adamyan.
Adamyan Armenian
Means "son of Adam".
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"... [more]
Əfəndiyev Azerbaijani
Means "son of the effendi" from the Ottoman title افندي (efendi) meaning "lord, master".
Agassi Armenian, Persian, Italian
The surname Agassi most likely evolved from a nickname for someone resembling a mappie, perhaps jokingly referred to as chattering or nagging person. ... [more]
Ağayev Azerbaijani
Means "son of the ağa", from the Turkish title ağa meaning "lord, master".
Agiashvili Georgian
Meaning unknown.
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]
Aguzarov Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname of unknown meaning.
Əhədov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əhəd".
Əhmədova Azerbaijani
Means "daughter of Əhməd".
Əhmədzadə Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Ahmadzadeh.
Ajemian Armenian
Patronymic from Turkish acem meaning ‘Persian’, ‘foreigner’, from Arabic a’jam meaning ‘one who speaks Arabic incorrectly’.
Əkbərov Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Akbarov.
Akhba Abkhaz
Derived from Abkhaz akhba meaning "elder" or аб (āb) "father".
Akhmadov Chechen, Tajik
Means "son of Akhmad".
Akhmadova Chechen, Tajik
Means "daughter of Akhmad".
Alborty Ossetian
Derived from Loir, the name of a village in present-day North Ossetia-Alania.
Aleksanyan Armenian
Means "son of Aleksan".
Alexanian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Aleksanyan.
Alibekov Kazakh, Kumyk, Lezgin
Means "son of Alibek".
Aliyeva Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Russian
Feminine form of Aliyev (Azerbaijani: Əliyev, Kazakh: Әлиев, Russian: Алиев)
Əlizadə Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əli".
Alizade Persian, Azerbaijani
Persian alternate transcription of Alizadeh as well as an Azerbaijani alternate transcription of Əlizadə.
Al-Shishani Arabic, Chechen (Expatriate)
Means "the Chechen" in Arabic. This was adopted by Chechens who migrated to the Arab world from the Caucasus.
Altounian Armenian
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer was Roger Altounyan (1922-1987), Anglo-Armenian physician and the namesake of Roger in the Swallows and Amazons books series.
Əmirov Azerbaijani
Means “son of Əmir”.
Amramyan Armenian
Means "son of Amram".
Ananyan Armenian, Jewish
Means "son of Anan 2".
Andonian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Antonyan.
Andronikashvili Georgian
Means "son of Andronikos". This was the name of a Georgian family of nobility that claimed descent from Andronikos I, the emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 1183-1185.
Antonian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Antonyan.
Antonyan Armenian
Means "son of Anton".
Anzorov Chechen
Means "son of Anzor".
Anzorova Chechen
Feminine transcription of Chechen Анзоров (see Anzorov).
Aprahamian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Աբրահամյան (see Abrahamyan)
Arabian Armenian
Patronymic from the ethnic term arab ‘Arab’.
Arabuli Georgian
Means "Arabic, Arab" in Georgian, referring to Arabs who historically resided in the region of Khevsureti in Georgia.
Arakelyan Armenian
Means "son of Arakel".
Ardzinba Abkhaz
Means "son of silver" from Abkhaz араʒны (aradzny) meaning "silver" and аҧа (apa) meaning "son".
Aristava Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz name Арстаа (Arstaa) ultimately derived from the Ancient Greek personal name Aristarchus.
Arsanukaev Chechen
Chechen family name of unknown meaning.
Arsenadze Georgian
Means "son of Arsen".
Arsenishvili Georgian
Means "son of Arsen" in Georgian.
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".
Arustamyan Armenian
Means "son of Arustam", from a given name derived from a combination of the names Ara and Rustam.
Əsədov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əsəd".
Asatryan Armenian
Means "son of Asatur".
Ashkatsao Abazin
Possibly from an Abkhaz word meaning "lazy", used as a nickname for a lazy person.
Ashuba Abkhaz
Possibly from Abkhaz ашә (āš°) meaning "cheese" or "beech" or ашәа (āš°ā) meaning "song".
Aslanbekov Chechen
Means "son of Aslanbek".
Aslanbekova Chechen
Feminine transcription of Chechen Асланбеков (see Aslanbekov).
Aslanian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Aslanyan.
Aslanishvili Georgian
Means "son of Aslan" in Georgian.
Aslanov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Aslan".
Aslanyan Armenian
Derived from Turkic arslan meaning "lion".
Atamian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ադամյան (see Adamyan)
Aushev Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived from Nakh ауш (aush) or аус (aus) literally meaning "rock, slope", figuratively meaning "strong, solid, confident".
Avakyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ավագյան (see Avagyan)
Avalyan Armenian
Means "son of Aval".
Avanesian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ավանեսյան (see Avanesyan)
Avetisyan Armenian
Means "son of Avetis".
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.
Azarian Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Azaryan, a patronymic likely derived from an Armenian form of the Hebrew given name 'Azaryah.
Əzimov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əzim".
Əzizov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əziz".
Babaian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Babayan.
Babayan Armenian
Derived from Turkish baba meaning "father".
Babayev Azerbaijani
Means "son of Baba".
Badmaev Buryat, Kalmyk
From the given name Badma.
Baghdasarian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Բաղդասարյան (see Baghdasaryan).
Bagrationi Georgian
Means "son of Bagrat" in Georgian. This was the name of a royal dynasty that ruled Georgia from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.
Bakhsoliani Georgian
Meaning unknown.
Bəkirov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Bəkir".
Balian Armenian
Patronymic of uncertain origin, perhaps from Turkish bal ‘lord’, ‘master’, a word of Arabic origin.
Banaian Armenian
Meaning unknown.
Baran Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Azerbaijani
From the given name Baran.
Barcho Circassian
Possibly derived from an Adyghe word meaning "band, lace", referring to someone who made ropes or binding tapes, or from a Chechen word referring to a tailor.
Barseghyan Armenian
Means "son of Barsegh".
Bayramov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Bayram".
Bazzaty Ossetian
Derived from Georgian ბაზი (bazi) meaning "falcon" or from a given name derived from Tatar базу (bazu) meaning "to dare" (given in hopes that a son would become a warrior).
Bedrossian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Պետրոսյան (see Petrosyan)
Begüm Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, and Uyghur variant of Begum.
Bekov Ingush, Kazakh, Uzbek
Means "son of Bek".
Bestauty Ossetian
Derived from Ossetian бистэ (biste) meaning "village, suburb" or from Persian به (beh) meaning "good, excellent, better". In the case of the former, it would have been used to indicate the place of residence of an ancestor.
Beterbekov Chechen
Chechen form of Batyrbekov.
Beterbiev Chechen
Chechen form of Batyrbaev.
Bibylty Ossetian
Derived from Georgian ბიბილო (bibilo) meaning "scar" or "crest", used to refer to a person with a distinctive scar on their face.
Boghosian Armenian
Means "son of Boghos".
Boghossian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Պողոսեան (see Boghosian)
Boyajian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Boyajyan.
Boyajyan Armenian
Means "son of the painter" from Armenian պոյաճի (poyači) meaning "dyer, painter".
Britaev Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname of unknown meaning.
Bulguchev Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The clan's name is derived from the name Bulguch of unknown meaning.
Cabbarov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Cabbar".
Camalov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Camal".
Cavadov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Cavad".
Çeçen Turkish, Chechen (Expatriate)
Means "Chechen" in Turkish, used by those of Chechen descent living in Turkey.
Chakhunashvili Georgian
Meaning unknown.
Chechenov Karachay-Balkar, Chechen
Means "son of a Chechen."
Chechensky Chechen
Refers to a region in Southwestern Russia named "Chechnya".
Chemso Adyghe (Russified)
From Adyghe чэмы (čămə) meaning "cow" and шъо (ŝo) meaning "skin, colour".
Chichigov Chechen
Meaning unknown.
Chichigova Chechen
Feminine transcription of Chechen Чичигов (see Chichigov).
Chukho Circassian (Russified)
Derived from Adyghe цу (c°) meaning "ox, bull, buffalo" and шъхьэ (ŝḥă) meaning "head".
Dadashev Dagestani, Kazakh
Variant transcription of Dadashov.
Dadaşov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Dadaş".
Danielian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Danielyan.
Danielyan Armenian
Means "son of Daniel".
Darchinyan Armenian
Derived from the word դարչին (darchin) meaning "cinnamon" in Armenian.
Darchynian Armenian (Ukrainianized), Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of the Armenian surname Darchinyan.
Davidian Armenian, Jewish
Alternate transcription of Davtyan.
Davitadze Georgian
Means "son of Davit".
Davitashvili Georgian
Means "son of Davit".
Davitian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Դավթյան (see Davtyan)
Davtian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Դավթյան (see Davtyan)
Davud Persian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian
From the given name Davud.
Derian Armenian
Patronymic from classical Armenian tēr meaning ‘lord’.
Diasamidze Georgian
Means "son of Diasami", from a Georgian given name of unknown meaning, perhaps meaning "master" or derived from Abkhaz дәаӡа (dwaʒa) meaning "uncultivated land, virgin soil" (thus used to refer to someone who plowed land)... [more]
Donabedian Armenian
Patronymic from classical Armenian tōnapet meaning ‘head of a festival’.
Dudaev Chechen, Ossetian (Russified)
Variant transcription of Dudayev.
Dudarov Ossetian (Russified)
Russified Ossetian name of unknown meaning, possibly of Turkic origin.
Dudayev Chechen, Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of a Chechen and Ossetian family name of disputed meaning; the name may be derived from Ossetian дудахъхъ (dudaqq) meaning "bustard", from Ingush тат (tat) meaning "Mountain Jew", or from Circassian дадэ (dade) meaning "grandfather" or "king, head, chief"... [more]
Dudayeva Chechen, Ossetian (Russified)
Feminine transcription of Chechen Дудаев, ДудагӀеран and Ossetian Дудайты (see Dudayev).
Dzagoev Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of the Ossetian surname Зæгъойты (Zægoyty), which came from the nickname Dzagoy. The name was probably from Ossetian дзаг (dzag) meaning "full, complete", ultimately derived from Persian چاق (čâq) meaning "fat".
Dzhabrailova Chechen
Feminine transcription of Chechen Джабраилов (see Dzhabrailov).
Dzharimov Circassian (Russified)
Russified form of a Circassian name possibly from Adyghe джары (ǯ̍ārə) meaning "that is" combined with мэ (mă) meaning "this" or "smell". A notable bearer is Aslan Dzharimov (1936-), the former President of the Adyghe Republic from 1992-2002.
Dzhioty Ossetian
Most likely related to Sanskrit उज्ज्वल (ujjvala) meaning "bright, radiant, luminous".
Dzhokharov Chechen
Means "son of Dzhokhar".
Dzhokharova Chechen
Feminine transcription of Chechen Джохаров (see Dzhokharov).
Dzhopua Abkhaz
Abkhaz family name of unknown meaning.
Dzugaev Ossetian (Russified)
Probably derived from Dzuga, the name of a past ancestor and the founder of the family/clan of uncertain meaning, though it could have been used to refer to a shepherd or herder if derived from Iron Ossetian дзуг (dzug) meaning "flock, herd (of sheep or cattle)".
Elmurzaev Chechen
Means "son of Elmurza".
Elmurzaeva Chechen
Feminine transcription of Chechen Эльмурзаев (see Elmurzaev).
Eminov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Emin".
Evloev Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush name, which is derived from Yovloy, the name of an Ingush teip (clan), which is of unknown meaning. It may be from the name of the Alans, a medieval Iranian nomadic group (the word itself derived from Sanskrit आर्य (ā́rya) meaning "noble, honourable") or from Adyghe елъы (ełăə) meaning "to sharpen" combined with елъэ (ełă) meaning "to jump over".
Eyvazov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Eyvaz".
Eyyubov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Eyyub".
Fermanian Armenian
Meaning unknown.
Gabaraty Ossetian
Derived from Алгуз (Alguz), an earlier Ossetian family name of unknown meaning. Historically, the last of the Alguz family migrated to the village of Zalda (located in present-day South Ossetia), where most members of the family presently reside.
Gabriadze Georgian
Means "son of Gabriel".
Gabrielyan Armenian
Means “Son of Gabriel.
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.
Galstyan Armenian
Means "son of Galust".
Gandaloev Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of the Ingush clan name Гӏоандалой (Ghoandaloy), derived from the name of the ancient village of Gandaloy in present-day Ingushetia.
Garabedian Armenian
Means "son of Garabed", an Armenian personal name meaning literally "leader, precursor" and traditionally used as an epithet of John the Baptist in the Armenian church.
Gareginyan Armenian
Means "son of Garegin".
Gasparian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Gasparyan.
Gasparyan Armenian
Means "son of Gaspar".
Gazaev Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian name most likely derived from Ossetian гæзæмæ (gæzæmæ) meaning "few, little, rare".
Gazdanty Ossetian
Possibly derived from Arabic غَازِي (ḡāzī) meaning "hero, champion".
Gazdiev Ingush (Russified), Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush and Ossetian surname derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan) of unknown meaning, possibly of Turkic origin. The name is mainly found in present-day Ingushetia and North Ossetia-Alania.
Gevorkian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Գեւորգյան (see Gevorgyan)
Gevorkyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Գեւորգյան (see Gevorgyan)
Ghazarian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Ghazaryan.
Ghazaryan Armenian
Means "son of Lazar".
Ghoandaloy Ingush
Original Ingush form of Gandaloev.
Gitsba Abkhaz
Abkhaz name of unknown meaning.
Gochadze Georgian
Means "son of Gocha".
Grigorian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Grigoryan.
Gruzinsky Russian, Georgian
Means "Georgian" in Russian.
Guchetl Adyghe (Russified)
From Circassian гъукӏэ (ġ°č̣̍ă) meaning "blacksmith" and лӏы (ḷə) meaning "man".
Gukasyan Armenian
Means "son of Gukas", the Armenian equivalent of Luke.
Gül Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Means "rose" in Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, and Uyghur, ultimately from Persian.
Gulian Armenian
From Armenian word gul meaning "rose", as well as "laughter", combined with the common suffix of ian meaning "son of".
Guliyeva Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Azerbaijani Quliyev.
Guramishvili Georgian
Means "son of Guram".
Gurgenidze Georgian
Means "son of Gurgen".
Həbibov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Həbib".
Həbibzadə Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Habibzadeh.
Hacıyev Azerbaijani
Means "son of the pilgrim", from Arabic حَاجِيّ (ḥājiyy) denoting a Muslim who has successfully made the hajj to Mecca.
Hacızadə Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Hajizadeh.
Hakopian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հակոբյան (see Hakobyan)
Hakopyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հակոբյան (see Hakobyan)
Həmidov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Həmid".
Həsənzadə Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Hasanzadeh.
Hovakimyan Armenian
Means "son of Hovakim".
Hovhannisian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Hovhannisyan.
Hovsepian Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Hovsepyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
Hovsepyan Armenian
Means "son of Hovsep".
Huseynov Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Hüseynov.
Iagorashvili Georgian
Means "son of Iagor".
Iakobashvili Georgian
Means "son of Iakob".
Ibragimova Uzbek, Tajik, Kazakh, Turkmen, Kyrgyz, Avar, Chechen, Crimean Tatar, Azerbaijani
Feminine transcription of Uzbek/Tajik/Kazakh/Kyrgyz/Chechen Ибрагимова and Avar Ибрагьимова (see Ibragimov).
İbrahimova Azerbaijani
Means "daughter of İbrahim".
İmanov Azerbaijani
Means "son of İman".
Iosebashvili Georgian
Means "son of Ioseb".