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
Shapsug name derived from Adyghe чэмы (čămə) meaning "cow" combined with шъо (ŝo) meaning "skin, colour".
CHUKHO Circassian
Derived from Adyghe цу (c°) meaning “ox, bull, buffalo” combined with 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.
JAIMOUKHA Circassian
Means "cow herd, cowman" from Kabardian жэм (žăm) meaning "cow" combined with хъу (χ°) meaning "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
Shapsug name meaning "whole-eyed" derived from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning "eye" combined with псэу (psăw) meaning "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
Derived from Adyghe пэ (pă) meaning "nose" combined with нэшъу (năŝ°) "blind".
TKHAKUSHINOV Circassian (Russified)
Russified form of a Circassian family name of unknown meaning. A notable bearer is Aslan Tkhakushinov (1947-), the former Head of the Republic of Adygea, Russia.
TLEBZU Circassian
Derived from Adyghe лӏы (ḷə) meaning "husband, man" combined with бзэу (bzăw) meaning "deer, stag".
TSIKUNIB Circassian
Derived from Adyghe цӏыкӏу (c̣əḳ°) meaning "little" combined with ныбэ (nəbă) meaning "stomach, belly".