Czech Submitted Surnames

Czech names are used in the Czech Republic in central Europe. See also about Czech and Slovak names.
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ADAMECCzech, Slovak
From a pet form of the personal name Adam.
AKSAMITPolish, Ukrainian, Jewish, Belarusian, Czech
Derived from Polish aksamit meaning "velvet".
ANDERSGerman, Scottish, Czech
Derived from the given name Anders.
AUTCzech, German (Swiss), Russian, Catalan
Means "Hard Worker" in Czech.... [more]
Nickname from Old Czech babinec meaning "coward".
Comes from a reduced vernacular form of the Latin personal name Bartolomaeus, Polish, Bartlomiej, Czech Bartolomej, or possibly from a pet form of the personal name Barbara.
BARANCzech, Slovak
Baran means "wether" in Czech (Moravian) and Slovak.
BARÁNEKCzech, Slovak
Baránek means "small wether" in Czech (Moravian) and Slovak.
BARTEKPolish, Czech, Slovak, German
Polish, Czech, Slovak, and eastern German: from a pet form of a vernacular form of the personal name Bartolomaeus (Czech Bartoloměj, Polish Bartłomiej, German Bartolomäus)
BASISTAPolish, Czech, Slovak
Occupational name for a double-bass player.
Bednář means "hooper, cooper" in Czech.
Either a nickname from Czech bílý ‘white’ or a derivative of the female personal name Běla (which also means ‘white’), denoting the son or husband of a woman so named.
Benda is short form from names Benjamin or Benedikt.
Allegedly derived from Czech beruška "ladybird; ladybug".
BIELPolish, Czech, Slovak
Nickname for a white- or fair-haired person, from Polish biel, Old Czech bielý, Slovak biely "white".
BOLENCzech, Polish
From a pet form of the given names BOLESLAV, BOLESŁAW or BOLEBOR.... [more]
BOMBAPortuguese, Spanish, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak
From bomba "bomb", (Latin bombus), hence probably a nickname for someone with an explosive temperament, or a metonymic occupational name for an artilleryman.
From a pet form of the personal name Bonifác, Czech form of Bonifacio.
Habitational name for someone from one of many places named with bor meaning "pine forest"; alternatively from a short form of the personal names Dalibor or Bořivoj, containing the element -bor meaning "battle".
Habitational name derived from a number of places, including Bohemia.
BURSwiss, Low German, Czech, French
Swiss and North German variant of Bauer. ... [more]
Derived from the given name Burjan.
Means "stork" in Czech.
Nickname from the past participle of chytit ‘have caught’.
CZECHCzech, Polish
Czech means "Czech man".
Jewish, Polish
CZESKYCzech, Polish
Czesky means "bohemian" in Polish.
DAMIANFrench, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Slovak, Polish
From the medieval personal name Damian, Greek Damianos (from damazein "to subdue"). St. Damian was an early Christian saint martyred in Cilicia in ad 303 under the emperor Domitian, together with his brother Cosmas... [more]
Means "Long".
Means "Long".
Means "voluntary", "free".
DOMANCzech, Slovak, Polish
Derivative of the personal name Tomas, or Slavic, Polish name formed with 'doma' meaning home or domestic such as Domasław or Domarad, also shortened from the surname Domański.
It means "forest".
DUCHSlovak, Czech
Means "ghost" in Slovak.
Duchek is short form of name Duchoslav.
DÝMEKCzech, Polish
Derived from Czech dým meaning "smoke" or Polish dymek meaning "haze".
ELIÁŠCzech, Slovak
Eliáš is Czech and Slovak form of Hebrew name Elijah.
FEDORCHAKCzech, Slovak
Ukrainian and Slovak from a pet form of the personal name Fedor.
FIŠERCzech, Slovak, Slovene
Czech, Slovak and Slovene form of FISCHER.
Variant of Franc.
Sugar Beet Farmer.
FURMANPolish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish, Slovene, English, German (Anglicized)
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: occupational name for a carter or drayman, the driver of a horse-drawn delivery vehicle, from Polish, Yiddish, and Slovenian furman, a loanword from German (see Fuhrmann)... [more]
GRZYBCzech, Polish
means "mushroom" in polish
HALAMAPolish, Czech
Unflattering nickname meaning ‘big, lumbering fellow’, ‘lout’.
Derived from the small town Haná.
HAŠEKCzech (?)
Meaning "Pure" or "Chaste" from Latin Castus, a shortening of Castulus. Diminutive of the personal name Haštal. Noteable people with this surname include Dominik Hašek, a Czech ice hockey Goal-tender and Jaroslav Hašek, a Czech satirist and Journalist, most known for his satirical novel, 'The Good Soldier Švejk'.
a finisher or polisher of furniture
Hluchý means "Deaf" in Czech.
Holoubek - white dove Columban
From homolka meaning "(cone-shaped lump of) cream cheese". The word homolka itself is derived from homole "cone". This was either a nickname for a mild person or an occupational name for someone who made cheese.
Czech word for hill or mountain
Czech from of Horowitz.
HRACHGerman (Austrian, Rare), Czech (Rare)
Originated in the Czech-speaking region of Bohemia in Austria, pre-1900. From Czech hrách, meaning "pea." Given either to a very short man or to a gardener.
HRDINACzech, Slovak
Hrdina is a Czech and Slovak surname meaning "hero". Two notable bearers are Jan Hrdina, and Jiří Hrdina, both are ice hockey players.
HUDECCzech, Slovak
Occupational name for a fiddler, hudec, a derivative of housti meaning "to play the fiddle".
Nickname for an aggressive person, from hurt ‘attack.’
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Moravian towns.
HYKAAlbanian, Czech
This is both an Albanian and Czech surname. ... [more]
Jágr is a Czech-language surname. It is related to the German surname Jäger which means "hunter" in German. It is used by the Ice Hockey player Jaromír Jágr.
Derivative of Jan.
JAROŠCzech, Slovak, Polish
Derived from names containing the name element jaro meaning "young" (see Jaroslav, Jaromír). Also a Polish variant of Jarosz, derived from the same element (see Jarosław).
JENDREGerman (Anglicized, Rare), Czech (Anglicized, Rare), Slovak (Anglicized, Rare), Danish (Anglicized, Rare)
Jendre is an anglicized version of many surnames throughout Europe that start with 'Jendre'.... [more]
Karla, from English - carla
KASPERGerman, Czech
From the given name Kasper.
Kočí means "driver".
KOLESARCzech (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare), German (Austrian, Modern, Rare)
Means either 'wheelwright' or 'coleminer' depending on the region.
KONEČNÝCzech, Slovak
From Czech and Slovak konečný meaning ''final, last, finite''. Perhaps a nickname for the youngest son of a family, a topographic name for someone who lived at the end of a settlement, or a nickname for someone who brought something to a conclusion.
From konopa meaning "hemp", probably an occupational name for a rope maker.
Means "nettle".
Occupational name for a maker of drinking vessels, from korbel "tankard".
KORUSCzech, Polish
Derived from the given name Kornel.
KOSTRACzech, Slovak
Unusual surname found in Slovakia and the Czech Republic meaning "skeleton" from the word kostra, ultimately from the word kost meaning "bone". In Czech in particular, kostra refers only to the biological meaning of "skeleton" - a skeleton as an independent entity is known as a kostlivec.
KOTPolish, Slovak, Czech, Belorussian, Jewish, German
From a personal name or nickname based on Slavic kot "tom cat".
KOTTGerman, Polish, Czech
German: variant of Koth or Kotz.... [more]
KOZAKPolish, Czech, Slovak, Sorbian, Ukrainian
Ethnic name for a Cossack, a member of a people descended from a group of runaway serfs who set up a semi-independent military republic in Ukraine in the 15th and 16th centuries.
KRÁSNÝCzech, Slovak
Means "beautiful". Pronounced "KRAHS-nee".
Means "short".
Means "amusing".
KUBADutch, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish
From Kuba, a pet form of the personal name Jakub.
Kubec is short form of Jakub.
Means "Chief", "Cook".
KUTCHERCzech (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Kučer or Kucera. Notable actor Ashton Kutcher is of Czech origin.
from kvasnička ‘sour cherry’, applied as a nickname.
LÁNSKÁCzech, Slovak
She comes from Lány.
He comes from Lány.
It means "coming from somewhere".
LEVABulgarian (Rare), Czech (Rare), French (Rare), Jewish (Rare)
From the Hebrew given name Lev, meaning Lion. It is also the name of the currency in Bulgaria, and a verb in French meaning to lever or to lift.
Liška means "fox" in Czech. A famous bearer is actor Pavel Liška.
From the personal name Lukáš, Czech form of Lucas.
Means "raspberry".
Derived from MÁNEK, a pet form of EMANUEL.
MATIASSpanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Czech
Spanish (Matías), Portuguese, and Dutch: from the personal name (see Matthew).... [more]
MAUKCzech, Russian
The word Mauk is the Eastern European meaning for night. In the early ages a small group of people in the area now known to be in or around Russia and the czech republic founded this word and made it their name... [more]
Variant of Meyer.
MAZÁČCzech, Slovak
From workers on a buildings, who were gluing bricks to each other
Michálek is pet form of Michal.
MORÁVEKCzech, Slovak
Means "Moravian".
Mráz means "frost".
Means "little frost".
Means "Dead".
MRTVÝCzech, Slovak
Mrtvý means "Dead".
MUCHAPolish, Slovak, Czech, Ukrainian
Nickname for an irritating person or someone considered of no importance, from mucha "fly".
Habitational name for someone from any of four places in Bohemia called Otradov or Otradovice.
Ožana - ožanka (Teucrium) - Osana - OSANNA, OSANKA (german) - HOSANA (hebrew)... [more]
Diminutive of páv "peacock", hence a nickname for a pretentious or ostentatious person.
Pavelec is short form of name Pavel.
Derived from the given name Pavel. A famosu bearer is Jake Pavelka.
PAVLÍKCzech, Slovak
From a pet form of Pavel. Ukrainian from a pet form of the personal name Pavlo, Ukrainian equivalent of Paul.
Pronounced /Pe-khan-nets/... [more]
Derivative of the personal name Petr, Czech form of Peter.
Nickname for a drinker, from pivo meaning ‘beer’.
Czech word for peony. Also given as a nickname meaning one with rosy cheeks
PLÁŇSKERCzech (Rare, Archaic), Slovak (Rare, Archaic), German (Rare, Archaic)
Originating from Bohemia, a region between The Czech Republic and Germany. The name means "forest clearing", Pláň: forest, sker: clearing. It is a very rare last name with only about 20 holders of it.
PLINERRussian, Czech
Originated from a small town in Russia named, Plino.
Means "soup".
A name given to a small, birdlike individual, meaning literally "little bird".
Czech surname meaning "bird".
Originally Pudivitr, or Pudivitrova(female only). V was switched to W when the family came to the U.S., though there are both names in the U.S.
This indicates familial origin within the Bohemian town of the same name.
RAKPolish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian (Rák), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic rak ‘crab’, ‘lobster’, or ‘crayfish’. This was applied as an occupational name for someone who caught and sold crayfish, crabs, or lobsters, or as a nickname to someone thought to resemble such a creature... [more]
Habitational name from places named Rovné and/or Rovný.
It means "rose". Derived from name Ružena.
RYŠAVÝCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak last name meaning "red-haired".
RYSLINKCzech (Rare)
Czech spelling or interpretation of an Irish (I think) name. First introduced in 1620 at the beginning of the 30 Years War at White Mountain near Prague, CZ when an Irish (I think) soldier fathered a Czech son... [more]
Czech and Slovak form of the German surname Schmidt through the feminine suffix -ová.
SEDLACKCzech (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Czech Sedlák (see also Sedlak).
Variant of Sevčik.
SEJKORACzech, Slovak
Sejkora means titmouse in Czech.
Derived from German süss "sweet".
Means "glassworker".
Nickname for a stingy person, from a derivative Czech škudil meaning "stingy","tight-fisted".
Ethnic name for someone from Slovakia or who had connections with Slovakia.
Means "cream".
Means "tipcat". Pronounced "sh:pah-CZEK".
ŠŤASTNÝCzech, Slovak
From the word, meaning "happy".
Comes from the personal name Stefan.
It's from goldfinch
Stejskal means "he did complains" in Czech.
STRAKACzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak: Nickname from straka ‘magpie’, probably for a thievish or insolent person.... [more]
It's from an animal cockroach.
It means "shoemaker".
Means "freedom woman".
Svobodný means "freedom man" in Czech.
TABOREnglish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Jewish
English: metonymic occupational name for a drummer, from Middle English, Old French tabo(u)r ‘drum’.... [more]
TICHÁCzech, Slovak
Means "silent".
Means "silent".
Toman is nickname of name Tomas.
Comes from a pet form of the personal name Tomáš.
Meaning "splinter" in Czech. Nathan Triska is a teenage celebrity born in 1999.
Feminine form of Triska.
Uhlíř is a originally craftsman dedicated to the production of charcoal. It is also called a person involved in the distribution of coal.... [more]
URBANEnglish, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Hungarian, Jewish
From a medieval personal name (Latin Urbanus meaning "city dweller", a derivative of urbs meaning "town", "city").
VÁCLAVÍKCzech, Slovak
Václavík is nickname for Slavic name Václav.
VAŠKOCzech, Slovak
Vaško is Moravian and Slovak pet form of name Václav.
Means "supper". Pronounced "veh-cze-zha".
VELÍŠEKCzech, Italian, Croatian
Velliscig is an Italian surname with no small population base and spread almost exclusively in Friuli. The center of origin of this surname must be identified in the ancient Kingdom of Hungary - Bohemia between the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.... [more]
May mean "peach"
Vítek comes from Latin name Vitus.
VLKCzech, Slovak
Means "Wolf".
VOBORNÍKCzech, Slovak
Příjmení Voborník vzniklo dle svého bydliště, tedy z obory. Oborníky mívali naši předkové, byli to správcové nebo strážcové obor, lesní a hajní v oborách (slovo toto žije v příjmení Oborník, Voborník)... [more]
From the Czech word dvojèata meaning twins.
VOYTEKPolish, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian
Americanized spelling of the given names VOJTEK, VOJTECH, WOJTEK, all pet forms of the Polish given name WOJCIECH, or other Slavic cognates.
VRABECCroatian, Czech
Means "sparrow".
Means "crow".
Derived from the past participle of the verb vrátit "to return". The name was perhaps used to denote a person who came back to his home following a long absence.
Derived from the word "willow".
WOYTEKCzech, Slovak, Polish
Eastern European surname of unknown meaning. A variant of Vojtek.
Žáček means "small school boy" in Czech. A famous bearer is Chicagoan writer Dennis Začek.
Czech form of ZAK.
ZAKPolish, Slovak, Czech
A nickname given to youthful or studious people. Comes from the Polish zak, meaning "student" or "schoolboy". It originally meant "novice" or "candidate for the priesthood", and so in some cases it is perhaps a nickname for someone who had been destined for holy orders.
ZELENÁCzech, Slovak
Means "green" in Czech and Slovak.
Zelený means "green" in Czech.
Czech form of Zelnick.
Feminine form of Zelníček, this is the maiden name of Donald J. Trump's first wife, Ivana Zelníčková Trump.
ZIKACzech, Greek
From a short form of the personal name Zikmund, the Czech form of Siegmund.... [more]