Caucasian Submitted Surnames

These names are used by the various ethnic groups of the Caucasus, a region between Europe and Asia.
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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.
Abbaszadə Azerbaijani
Means "born of Abbas".
Abdulatipov Dagestani, Avar, Uzbek
From the given name Abdulatip, itself derived from the Arabic name Abd al-Latif... [more]
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".
Abubakarova f Chechen
Feminine form of Abubakarov.
Abuev Kazakh, Chechen, Dagestani
Means "son of Abu".
Abuzərov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Abuzər".
Abuzərova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Abuzərov.
Adamadze Georgian
Means "son of Adam".
Adamashvili Georgian
Means "son of Adam".
Adamian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Adamyan.
Adamyan Armenian
Means "son of Adam".
Ədilov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Ədil".
Ədilova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Ədilov.
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".
Agajanian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Աղաջանյան (see Aghajanyan).
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]
Ağazadə Azerbaijani
Means "born of Ağa".
Aghabegian Armenian
Derived from the given name Aghabeg.
Aghajanian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Աղաջանյան (see Aghajanyan).
Aghajanyan Armenian
Means "son of Aghajan".
Aghapapian Armenian
Derived from the given name Aghapap.
Aghasarian Armenian
Derived from the given name Aghasar.
Aghasian Armenian
Derived from the given name Aghasi.
Agiashvili Georgian
Meaning unknown.
Agopian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հակոբյան (see Hakobyan).
Agopyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հակոբյան (see Hakobyan).
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".
Əhədova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Əhədov.
Aharonian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ահարոնյան (see Aharonyan).
Aharonyan Armenian
Means "son of Aharon".
Əhmədli Azerbaijani
From the given name 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.
Əkbərova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Əkbərov.
Akhba Abkhaz
Derived from Abkhaz akhba meaning "elder" or аб (āb) "father".
Akobian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հակոբյան (see Hakobyan).
Akobyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հակոբյան (see Hakobyan).
Akopian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հակոբյան (see Hakobyan).
Akopyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հակոբյան (see Hakobyan).
Ələsgərli Azerbaijani
From the given name Ələsgər and the Turkic suffix -li which forms adjectives from nouns.
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.
Əlibəyli Azerbaijani
From the given name Əli, the Turkic title bəy meaning "gentleman, mister; lord, master" and the adjective suffix -li.
Alibekov Kazakh, Kumyk, Lezgin
Means "son of Alibek".
Əlili Azerbaijani
From the given name Əli and the Turkic adjective suffix -li.
Əlirzayev m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əlirza".
Əliverdibəyov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əliverdi bəy", with bəy being a Turkic title meaning "gentleman, mister; lord, master".
Əlixanov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əlixan".
Əlixanova f Azerbaijani
Femminine form of Əlixanov.
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”.
Əmirova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Əmirov.
Əmrahov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əmrah".
Əmrahova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Əmrahov.
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.
Arutyunyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հարությունյան (see Harutyunyan).
Əsədli Azerbaijani
From the given name Əsəd.
Əsədov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əsəd".
Əsədova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Əsədov.
Asatryan Armenian
Means "son of Asatur".
Əsgərova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Əsgərov.
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".
Aslanova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Aslanov.
Aslanyan Armenian
Derived from Turkic arslan meaning "lion".
Atamian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ադամյան (see Adamyan)
Atanesian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Աթանեսյան (see Atanesyan).
Atanesyan Armenian
Means "son of Atanes".
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".
Ausheva f Ingush (Russified)
Feminine form of Aushev.
Avakyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ավագյան (see Avagyan)
Avalyan Armenian
Means "son of Aval".
Avanesian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ավանեսյան (see Avanesyan)
Avdalyan Armenian
Derived from the given name Avdal.
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.
Axundov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of the akhund", from Azerbaijani axund referring to a Persian title for an Islamic scholar.
Axundova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Axundov.
Azarian Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Azaryan, a patronymic likely derived from an Armenian form of the Hebrew given name 'Azaryah.
Azaryan Armenian
Patronymic from the Persian personal name Azar
Əzimov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əzim".
Əzimova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Əzimov.
Əzizov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əziz".
Əzizova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Əzizov.
Babaian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Babayan.
Babayan Armenian
Derived from Turkish baba meaning "father".
Badmaev Buryat, Kalmyk
From the given name Badma.
Baghdasarian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Բաղդասարյան (see Baghdasaryan).
Bağırova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Bağırov.
Bağırzadə Azerbaijani
Means "descendant of Bağır", using the Persian suffix زاده (zade) meaning "offspring".
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.
Bəhramov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Bəhram".
Bəhramova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Bəhramov.
Bakhsoliani Georgian
Meaning unknown.
Bəkirov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Bəkir".
Bəkirova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Bəkirov.
Balayeva f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Balayev.
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.
Barbareshvili Georgian (Rare)
Possibly means "son of Barbare"
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".
Bəşirova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Bəşirov.
Baxşıyev m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Baxşı".
Bayramlı Azerbaijani
From the given name Bayram and the Turkic adjective suffix -li.
Bayramov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Bayram".
Bayramova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Bayramov.
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.
Budaqov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Budaq".
Budaqova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Budaqov.
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".
Cabbarova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Cabbarov.
Cəfərli Azerbaijani
From the given name Cəfər and the Turkic adjective suffix -li.
Cəlilov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Cəlil".
Cəlilova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Cəlilov.
Camalov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Camal".
Camalova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Camalov.
Cəmilov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Cəmil".
Cəmilova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Cəmilov.
Cavadov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Cavad".
Cavadova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Cavadov.
Cavadzadə Azerbaijani
Means "child of Cavad", using the Persian suffix زاده (zade) meaning "offspring".
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".
Çobanov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of the shepherd", from Azerbaijani çoban meaning "shepherd".
Çobanova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Çobanov.
Dadashev Dagestani, Kazakh
Variant transcription of Dadashov.
Dadaşov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Dadaş".
Dadaşova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Dadaşov.
Dəmirov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Dəmir".
Dəmirova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Dəmirov.