Circassian Submitted Surnames

Circassian names are used in Circassia, part of the Caucasus region of Russia, by speakers of the Circassian languages of Adyghe and Kabardian.
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BARCHO Барцо 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 Чэмышъо Adyghe (Russified)
From Adyghe чэмы (čămə) meaning "cow" and шъо (ŝo) meaning "skin, colour".
CHUKHO Цушъхьэ Circassian (Russified)
Derived from Adyghe цу (c°) meaning "ox, bull, buffalo" and шъхьэ (ŝḥă) meaning "head".
DZHARIMOV Джарымэ 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 Гъукӏэлӏ Adyghe (Russified)
From Circassian гъукӏэ (ġ°č̣̍ă) meaning "blacksmith" and лӏы (ḷə) meaning "man".
JAIMOUKHA Жэмыхъуэ Circassian
Means "cow herd, cowman", 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 Жэмыхъуэ Circassian
Variant transcription of JAIMOUKHA.
MAKHOV Махуэ Circassian (Russified)
Russified form of a Circassian surname derived from Kabardian махуэ (māx°ă) meaning "day".
NAPSO Нэпсэу Circassian (Russified)
Means "whole-eyed", derived from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning "eye" and псэу (psăw) "health, alive" or "whole, all, complete".
NAPTSOK Нэпцэ Circassian
Circassian name derived from Adyghe напцэ (nāpcă) meaning “eyelash, eyebrow”.
NASH Нащэ, Наш Circassian
Shapsug name derived from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning "eye" combined with щэ (š̍ă) meaning "milk" or "crooked, wry, bent".
NASHKHO Нашхъо Circassian
Literally means “blue-eyed” from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning “eye” combined with шхъуантӏэ (šχ°ānṭă) meaning “blue”.
NATKHO Натхъо Circassian
Shapsug name possibly derived from Adyghe нат (nāt) meaning "Nart" (referring to a Caucasian saga) combined with хъо (χo) meaning "pig".
NATOK Натӏэкъу Circassian
Derived from Adyghe натӏэ (nāṭă) meaning "forehead" combined with къу (q°) meaning "man, male".
NIBO Circassian
Of unknown meaning.
PAK Пакъ Circassian
Circassian name derived from Adyghe пакъ (pāq) meaning "snub-nosed, bluntnose".
PANESH Пэнэшъу Circassian (Russified)
From Adyghe пэ (pă) meaning "nose" and нэшъу (năŝ°) "blind".
TKHAKUSHINOV ТхьакӀущынэ Circassian (Russified)
Of unknown meaning. A notable bearer is ASLAN Tkhakushinov (1947-), a former Head of the Republic of Adygea.
TLEBZU ЛӀыбзэу Circassian (Russified)
Derived from Adyghe лӏы (ḷə) meaning "husband, man" and бзэу (bzăw) meaning "deer, stag".
TSIKUNIB Цӏыкӏуныбэ Circassian (Russified)
Derived from Adyghe цӏыкӏу (c̣əḳ°) meaning "little" and ныбэ (nəbă) meaning "stomach, belly".
TUGUZ Тыгъужъ Circassian (Russified)
Derived from Adyghe тыгъужъ (təġ°ẑ) meaning "wolf".
ZHEMUKHOV Жэмыхъуэ Circassian (Russified)
Russified form of JAIMOUKHA.
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