Czech Submitted Surnames

Czech names are used in the Czech Republic in central Europe. See also about Czech and Slovak names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Adamec Czech, Slovak
From a pet form of the personal name Adam.
Anders German, Scottish, Czech
Derived from the given name Anders.
Babinec Czech
Nickname from Old Czech babinec meaning "coward".
Bača Czech, Slovak
Meaning Shepherd
Bakeš Czech
From a derivative of the personal name Bak.
Bara Czech
Comes from a reduced vernacular form of the Latin personal name Bartholomeus, Polish Bartłomiej, Czech Bartolomej, or possibly from a pet form of the personal name Barbara.
Baránek Czech, Slovak
Baránek means "small wether" in Czech (Moravian) and Slovak.
Bartek Polish, 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)
Basista Polish, Czech, Slovak
Occupational name for a double-bass player.
Bednář Czech
Bednář means "hooper, cooper" in Czech.
Bělín 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 Czech
Benda is short form from names Benjamin or Benedikt.
Beranová Czech
Meaning is likely derived from a Slavic word meaning "ram", probably a variant of the same one Baranov is derived from.
Bernal French, English, Dutch, Czech
Possibly a French, English, Dutch, and Czech version of Bernal or a variant of Bernard.
Beruška Czech
Allegedly derived from Czech beruška "ladybird; ladybug".
Bialik Polish, Czech, Jewish
Derived from Polish biały meaning "white", originally a nickname for a person with blond hair or a pale complexion. A famous bearer of this name is American actress Mayim Bialik (1975-).
Biel Polish, Czech, Slovak
Nickname for a white- or fair-haired person, from Polish biel, Old Czech bielý, Slovak biely "white".
Bilek Czech
Nickname for a fair-haired person, from bílek "whiteness", a derivative of bílý "white".
Bilko Czech
From the Czech word meaning white.
Bohuslav Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian
From the given name Bohuslav.
Bolen Czech, Polish
From a pet form of the given names Boleslav, Bolesław or BOLEBOR.... [more]
Bomba Portuguese, 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.
Bonuš Czech
From a pet form of the personal name Bonifác, Czech form of Bonifacio.
Borák Czech
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".
Bošňáková Czech, Slovak
Possibly denoting to "Bosniak" or "Bosnian"
Brodsky Czech
Habitational name derived from a number of places, including Bohemia.
Brzobohatý Czech
Means "soon to be rich" in Czech.
Bur Swiss, Low German, Czech, French
Swiss and North German variant of Bauer. ... [more]
Burian Czech
Derived from the given name Burjan.
Čáda Czech
Descriptive nickname from Old Czech čad- "smoke", applied to someone with dark skin.
Čáp Czech
Means "stork" in Czech.
Čapek Czech
Derived from a diminutive of Czech cáp meaning "stork", applied as a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a stork. In some cases the family name may have derived from a heraldic symbol.
Chapek Czech (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Čapek.
Chernin Czech
A habitational name for someone from Cernice or some other place named with this word.
Chytil Czech
Nickname from the past participle of chytit ‘have caught’.
Cichy Polish, Slovak, Czech
Meaning "quiet" or "silent".
Czech Czech, Polish
Czech means "Czech man".
Czelusniak Czech
Jewish, Polish
Czesky Czech, Polish
Czesky means "bohemian" in Polish.
Damián Spanish, Czech, Slovak (Rare)
From the given name Damián.
Damian French, 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]
Dlouhá Czech
Means "Long".
Dlouhý Czech
Means "Long".
Dobesh Czech (Americanized)
Americanized spelling of Czech Dobeš, from the Czech personal name Tobiáš, or of German Döbesch, from the same Czech personal name or some other Slavic form of Tobias .
Dobrovolný Czech
Means "voluntary", "free".
Doman Czech, 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.
Doubrava Czech
It means "forest".
Duch Slovak, Czech
Means "ghost" in Slovak.
Duchek Czech
Duchek is short form of name Duchoslav.
Dytko Polish, Silesian, Czech, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
Meaning unknown. Likely a variant of Ditko.
Eliáš Czech, Slovak (?)
Derived from the given name Eliáš.
Fedorchak Czech, Slovak
Ukrainian and Slovak from a pet form of the personal name Fedor.
Fialka Czech
Means ''violet'' (the flower) in Czech.
Fišer Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Czech, Slovak and Slovene form of Fischer.
France Czech
Variant of Franc.
Fristensky Czech, Slovak
Sugar Beet Farmer.
Furman Polish, 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]
Gašpar Croatian, Slovene, Czech, Slovak
From the given name Gašpar.
Grzyb Czech, Polish
means "mushroom" in polish
Halama Polish, Czech
Unflattering nickname meaning ‘big, lumbering fellow’, ‘lout’.
Hanák Czech
Derived from the small town Haná.
Hašek Czech (?)
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'.
Hladik Czech
a finisher or polisher of furniture
Hluchý Czech
Hluchý means "Deaf" in Czech.
Hodny Czech
My great grandfather Frank Hodny homesteaded in Lankin, North Dakota, came from Czechoslovakia in 1870's. With his brother Joseph Hodny, both had large families. ... [more]
Holoubek Czech
Holoubek - white dove Columban
Homolka Czech
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.
Homuta Czech
Hora Czech
Czech word for hill or mountain
Hořovice Czech
Czech from of Horowitz.
Hrach German (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.
Hrdina Czech, Slovak
Hrdina is a Czech and Slovak surname meaning "hero". Two notable bearers are Jan Hrdina, and Jiří Hrdina, both are ice hockey players.
Hrubá Czech
Feminine form of Hrubý.
Hudec Czech, Slovak
Occupational name for a fiddler, hudec, a derivative of housti meaning "to play the fiddle".
Hurta Czech
Nickname for an aggressive person, from hurt ‘attack.’
Hustopeče Czech
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Moravian towns.
Hyka Albanian, Czech
This is both an Albanian and Czech surname. ... [more]
Jagr Czech
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.
Jakub Polish, Czech, Slovak
From the given name Jakub.
Jakubek Polish, Czech
From a pet form of the given name Jakub.
Janota Czech
Derivative of Jan.
Jaroš Czech, Slovak, Polish
Derived from names containing the name element jaro meaning "young" (see Jaroslav, Jaromír)... [more]
Jendre German (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]
Kaffka Hungarian, Romanian, Low German, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian
The Germanised Czech surname of a certain Margit. Means ‘Little Jackdaw’ in Czech. Its internationally better known diminutive is Kafka.
Karen Czech
From a diminutive of the given name Karel.
Karla Czech
Karla, from English - carla
Kasper German, Czech
From the given name Kasper.
Kavka Slovak, Ukrainian, Czech
Yet another variant of Kafka and its pop culture equivalents Kefka and Cefca. Also like Kaffka, it simply means ‘Jackdaw’ in Slovak.
Kellner German, Dutch, Jewish, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, French
German, Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic) occupational or status name from the Middle Low German kelner, the Middle High German kelnære, the Middle Dutch kel(le)nare and the German kellner#, all meaning "cellarman"... [more]
Kilian German, Dutch, Polish, Czech
from the Irish personal name Cillín (see Killeen).
Kočí Czech
Kočí means "driver".
Kolesar Czech (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare), German (Austrian, Modern, Rare)
Means either 'wheelwright' or 'coleminer' depending on the region.
Kolovrat Russian, Croatian, Czech
A Kolovrat is a swastika-type Slavic symbol resembling a spinning wheel.
Konečný Czech, 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.
Konopásek Czech
From konopa meaning "hemp", probably an occupational name for a rope maker.
Konvalinka Czech
Means "lily-of-the-valley" in Czech.
Kopřiva Czech
Means "nettle".
Korbel Czech
Occupational name for a maker of drinking vessels, from korbel "tankard".
Korus Czech, Polish
Derived from the given name Kornel.
Kostra Czech, 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.
Kot Polish, Slovak, Czech, Belarusian, Jewish, German
From a personal name or nickname based on Slavic kot "tom cat".
Kott German, Polish, Czech
German: variant of Koth or Kotz.... [more]
Kozak Polish, 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.
Kracík Czech
The origin is not known.
Krajca Czech
Means "tailor".
Krajčír Slovak, Czech
Means "tailor" in Slovak and Czech.
Krásný Czech, Slovak
Means "beautiful". Pronounced "KRAHS-nee".
Krátký Czech
Means "short".
Kratochvíle Czech
Means "amusing".
Kuba Dutch, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish
From Kuba, a pet form of the personal name Jakub.
Kubec Czech
Kubec is short form of Jakub.
Kuchař Czech
Means "Chief", "Cook".
Kulhánek Czech
Bohemian for a man who walks with a limp.
Kupka Czech, Polish, Ukrainian, Slovak, Sorbian, Jewish
Nickname or topographic name from the Polish, Ukrainian, Czech and Sorbian word kupka, a diminutive of kupa meaning "heap, pile", in Upper Sorbian also "lump".... [more]
Kutcher Czech (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Kučer or Kucera. Notable actor Ashton Kutcher is of Czech origin.
Kvasnička Czech
from kvasnička ‘sour cherry’, applied as a nickname.
Lánská Czech, Slovak
She comes from Lány.
Lánský Czech
He comes from Lány.
Ledecký Czech
It means "coming from somewhere".
Leva Bulgarian (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 Czech
Liška means "fox" in Czech. A famous bearer is actor Pavel Liška.
Lissy Czech (Americanized), Slovak (Americanized)
Americanized form of Czech and Slovak Lysý.
Lukáš Czech, Slovak
From the given name Lukáš.
Lukeš Czech
From the personal name Lukáš, Czech form of Lucas.
Lysý Czech, Slovak
Derived from Czech and Slovak lysý "bald".
Mach Czech, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Sorbian
Its roots are connected to the name Matthew.
Malec Polish, Czech, Croatian, Slovene
a nickname derived from slavic word "maly", meaning small
Malina Czech
Means "raspberry".
Mánes Czech
Derived from MÁNEK, a pet form of Emanuel.
Mašek Czech
Derived from the given names Matěj, Matúš and Mattiáš.
Matias Filipino, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Czech (Americanized)
Spanish (Matías), Portuguese, and Dutch: from the personal name (see Matthew).... [more]
Mauk Czech, 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]
Mautasch Czech
Mayr Czech
Variant of Meyer.
Mazáč Czech, Slovak
From workers on a buildings, who were gluing bricks to each other
Michálek Czech
Michálek is pet form of Michal.
Mikulencak Czech
There are many versions Mikulenka, Mikulas, Mikul,
Milan Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
From the given name Milan, a derivative of names such as Bohumil and Miloslav, containing the Slavic elements mil or milu meaning ‘grace, favor, dear’.
Morávek Czech, Slovak
Means "Moravian".
Mráz Czech
Mráz means "frost".
Mrázek Czech
Means "little frost".
Mrtvá Czech
Means "Dead".
Mrtvý Czech, Slovak
Mrtvý means "Dead".
Mucha Polish, Slovak, Czech, Ukrainian
Nickname for an irritating person or someone considered of no importance, from mucha "fly".
Muha Czech
Form of Mucha, from Czech "Moucha," meaning housefly.
Otradovec Czech
Habitational name for someone from any of four places in Bohemia called Otradov or Otradovice.
Ožana Czech
Ožana - ožanka (Teucrium) - Osana - OSANNA, OSANKA (german) - HOSANA (hebrew)... [more]
Patera Czech
Nickname for the illegitimate son of a priest.
Pávek Czech
Diminutive of páv "peacock", hence a nickname for a pretentious or ostentatious person.
Pavelec Czech
Pavelec is short form of name Pavel.
Pavelka Czech
Derived from the given name Pavel. A famosu bearer is Jake Pavelka.
Pavlík Czech, Slovak
From a pet form of Pavel. Ukrainian from a pet form of the personal name Pavlo, Ukrainian equivalent of Paul.
Pechanec Czech
Pronounced /Pe-khan-nets/... [more]
Peska Czech
From a pet form of the personal name Pešek
Peták Czech
Derivative of the personal name Petr, Czech form of Peter.
Petříček Czech
From given name Petr.
Petríček Czech
Derived from a diminutive of Petr.
Pivec Czech
Nickname for a drinker, from pivo meaning ‘beer’.
Pivonka Czech
Czech word for peony. Also given as a nickname meaning one with rosy cheeks
Pláňsker Czech (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.
Pliner Russian, Czech
Originated from a small town in Russia named, Plino.
Poláčková Czech
Feminine form of Poláček.
Polívka Czech
Means "soup".
Ptacek Czech
A name given to a small, birdlike individual, meaning literally "little bird".
Pták Czech
Czech surname meaning "bird".
Pudiwitr Czech
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.
Puškár Slovak, Czech
Occupational name for a rifle maker.
Radnice Czech
This indicates familial origin within the Bohemian town of the same name.
Radovan Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian
From the given name Radovan.
Rak Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, 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]
Reznicek Czech
Romansky Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian
In Czech and Slovak usage, it is a habitational name from Romanov, a village in central Bohemia. In Polish usage, it is a habitational name for someone from any of several places in Poland called Romany, named with the personal name Roman... [more]
Rosenbaum German, Czech
Habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a rosebush, Middle High German rōsenboum.
Rovnák Czech
Habitational name from places named Rovné and/or Rovný.
Rubin French, German, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak
metonymic occupational name for a jeweler, from Middle High German rubn Old French rubi Slovenian and Croatian rubin Czech and Slovak rubín "ruby"... [more]
Ružek Czech
It means "rose". Derived from name Ružena.
Ryšavý Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak last name meaning "red-haired".
Ryslink Czech (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]
Schmidtová Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of the German surname Schmidt through the feminine suffix -ová.
Sedlack Czech (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Czech Sedlák (see also Sedlak).
Sefcik Czech
Variant of Sevčik.
Sejkora Czech, Slovak
Sejkora means titmouse in Czech.
Sevcik Czech
Unaccented form of Ševčík.
Shandera Czech (Anglicized, Modern)
Shandera is anglicized for Šandera, a patronymic for Alexander (son of Alexander), the euiqvalent of Sandoor in Hungarian or Sanders in English.
Sis Czech
Derived from German süss "sweet".
Sklenář Czech
Means "glassworker".
Skočdopole Czech
Derived from Czech imperative sentence skoč do pole! meaning "jump in a field!".
Škudlárek Czech
Nickname for a stingy person, from a derivative Czech škudil meaning "stingy","tight-fisted".
Slovensky Czech
Ethnic name for someone from Slovakia or who had connections with Slovakia.
Smetana Czech
Means "cream".
Špaček Czech
Means "tipcat". Pronounced "sh:pah-CZEK".
Šťastný Czech, Slovak
From the word, meaning "happy".
Stefaniak Czech
Comes from the personal name Stefan.
Stehlík Czech
It's from goldfinch
Stejskal Czech
Stejskal means "he did complains" in Czech.
Stoklasa Czech
Means "rye brome" in Czech.... [more]
Straka Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak: Nickname from straka ‘magpie’, probably for a thievish or insolent person.... [more]