Ossetian Submitted Surnames

Ossetian names are used in Ossetia, which is a region split by Russia and Georgia.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABAEVOssetian, Uzbek, Kazakh, Turkmen
Possibly derived from Proto-Turkic *bāj meaning “rich, noble”.
AGUZAROVOssetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname of unknown meaning.
ALBORTYOssetian
Derived from Loir, the name of a village in present-day North Ossetia-Alania.
BAZZATYOssetian
Derived from Georgian ბაზი (bazi) meaning "falcon" or from a given name derived from Tatar базу (bazu) meaning "to dare" (given in hopes that a son would become a warrior).
BESTAUTYOssetian
Derived from Ossetian бистэ (biste) meaning "village, suburb" or from Persian به (beh) meaning "good, excellent, better". In the case of the former, it would have been used to indicate the place of residence of an ancestor.
BIBYLTYOssetian
Derived from Georgian ბიბილო (bibilo) meaning "scar" or "crest", used to refer to a person with a distinctive scar on their face.
BRITAEVOssetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname of unknown meaning.
DUDAEVChechen, Ossetian (Russified)
Variant transcription of Dudayev.
DUDAROVOssetian (Russified)
Russified Ossetian name of unknown meaning, possibly of Turkic origin.
DUDAYEVChechen, Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of a Chechen and Ossetian family name of disputed meaning; the name may be derived from Ossetian дудахъхъ (dudaqq) meaning "bustard", from Ingush тат (tat) meaning "Mountain Jew", or from Circassian дадэ (dade) meaning "grandfather" or "king, head, chief"... [more]
DZHIOTYOssetian
Most likely related to Sanskrit उज्ज्वल (ujjvala) meaning "bright, radiant, luminous".
GABARATYOssetian
Derived from Алгуз (Alguz), an earlier Ossetian family name of unknown meaning. Historically, the last of the Alguz family migrated to the village of Zalda (located in present-day South Ossetia), where most members of the family presently reside.
GAZAEVOssetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian name most likely derived from Ossetian гæзæмæ (gæzæmæ) meaning "few, little, rare".
GAZDANTYOssetian
Possibly derived from Arabic غَازِي (ḡāzī) meaning "hero, champion".
GAZDIEVIngush (Russified), Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush and Ossetian surname derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan) of unknown meaning, possibly of Turkic origin. The name is mainly found in present-day Ingushetia and North Ossetia-Alania.
KHAREBATYOssetian
Derived from Georgian ხარება (xareba) meaning "annunciation".
LALIEVOssetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname derived from Georgian ლალი (lali) meaning "ruby", ultimately from Sanskrit लाल (lāl).
PLIEVIngush (Russified), Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush and Ossetian name, which is derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The name itself comes from Plievo, the name of a village in Ingushetia, which means "village of the sons of Pkhile", referring to a given name possibly derived from Ossetian пыл (pyl) meaning "elephant".