Circassian Submitted Surnames

Circassian names are used in Circassia, part of the Caucasus region of Russia.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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.
CHEMSO Circassian (Russian)
Shapsug name derived from Adyghe чэмы (čămə) meaning "cow" and шъо (ŝo) "skin, colour".
CHUKHO Circassian (Russian)
Derived from Adyghe цу (c°) meaning "ox, bull, buffalo" and шъхьэ (ŝḥă) meaning "head".
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.
GUCHETL Circassian (Russian)
Means "blacksmith man", derived from Circassian гъукӏэ (ġ°č̣̍ă) meaning "blacksmith" combined with лӏы (ḷə) "man". It is mainly used in the Adyghe (West Circassian) language.
JAIMOUKHA Circassian
Means "cow herd, cowman", derived from Kabardian жэм (žăm) meaning "cow" and хъу (χ°) "male, man". It traditionally indicated someone who was wealthy because they possessed a large herd of bovine.
JAMOUKHA Circassian
Variant transcription of Jaimoukha.
MAKHOV Circassian (Russified)
Russified form of a Circassian surname derived from Kabardian махуэ (māx°ă) meaning "day".
NAPSO Circassian (Russian)
Means "whole-eyed", derived from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning "eye" and псэу (psăw) "health, alive" or "whole, all, complete".
NAPTSOK Circassian
Circassian name derived from Adyghe напцэ (nāpcă) meaning “eyelash, eyebrow”.
NASH Circassian
Shapsug name derived from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning "eye" combined with щэ (š̍ă) meaning "milk" or "crooked, wry, bent".
NASHKHO Circassian
Literally means “blue-eyed” from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning “eye” combined with шхъуантӏэ (šχ°ānṭă) meaning “blue”.
NATKHO Circassian
Shapsug name possibly derived from Adyghe нат (nāt) meaning "Nart" (referring to a Caucasian saga) combined with хъо (χo) meaning "pig".
NATOK Circassian
Derived from Adyghe натӏэ (nāṭă) meaning "forehead" combined with къу (q°) meaning "man, male".
NIBO Circassian
Of unknown meaning.
PAK Circassian
Circassian name derived from Adyghe пакъ (pāq) meaning "snub-nosed, bluntnose".
PANESH Circassian (Russian)
Derived from Adyghe пэ (pă) meaning "nose" and нэшъу (năŝ°) "blind".
TKHAKUSHINOV Circassian (Russian)
Of unknown meaning. A notable bearer is Aslan Tkhakushinov (1947-), a former Head of the Republic of Adygea.
TLEBZU Circassian (Russian)
Derived from Adyghe лӏы (ḷə) meaning "husband, man" and бзэу (bzăw) meaning "deer, stag".
TSIKUNIB Circassian (Russian)
Derived from Adyghe цӏыкӏу (c̣əḳ°) meaning "little" and ныбэ (nəbă) meaning "stomach, belly".
TUGUZ Circassian (Russian)
Derived from Adyghe тыгъужъ (təġ°ẑ) meaning "wolf".