Polish Submitted Surnames

Polish names are used in the country of Poland in central Europe. See also about Polish names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Jagodziński Polish
Name for someone from a place called Jagodno, Jagodziny, Jagodzinek or Jagodziniec, all derived from Polish jagoda meaning "berry".
Jakub Polish, Czech, Slovak
From the given name Jakub.
Jakubek Polish, Czech
From a pet form of the given name Jakub.
Jakubowicz Polish
Means "son of Jakub".
Janczak Polish
Patronymic from the Polish given name Jan.
Janeczek Polish
From a pet form of the personal name Jan.
Jankiewicz Polish
Patronymic of the personal name Jan.
Janowicz Polish
Means "son of Jan".
Januszewski Polish
Name for someone from a place called Januszewo or Januszewice, both derived from the given name Janusz.
Januszkiewicz Polish
Means "son of Janusz".
Jaroš Czech, Slovak, Polish
Derived from names containing the name element jaro meaning "young" (see Jaroslav, Jaromír)... [more]
Jarosz Polish
Derived from the given names Jarosław or Hieronim.
Jaroszewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from places named Jaroszewo or Jaroszowce, both derived from the given name Jarosz.
Jarząbek Polish
A Polish surname meaning "Grouse". A nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
Jarzombek Polish
Variant spelling of Jarząbek, from jarząbek meaning "grouse", presumably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
Jaskółka Polish
Nickname from Polish jaskółka meaning "swallow".
Javorski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor 'maple', 'sycamore'.
Jaworek Polish
Most likely comes from the last name Javorski meaning someone from "Jawor".
Jaworski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor meaning "maple", "sycamore".
Jezierski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Jezioro, Jeziory, Jeziora, or Jezierzyce, all places named with jezioro meaning "lake".
Joachim German, French, Polish
From the given name Joachim
Jurczak Polish
From a pet form of the personal name Jurek.
Kabaciński Polish
The surname Kabaciński is a habitational name for someone from a place called Kabaty, in Warszawa voivodeship. It is also a derivative of the nickname Kabat.
Kaczanowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Kaczanów or Kaczanowo, named with Polish kaczan meaning "cob".
Kaczor Polish
Means "drake (male duck)" in Polish.
Kadziel Polish
Given by female royal for safe escort
Kąkol Polish
Means "corncockle".
Kalicki Polish
Polish: habitational name for someone from a place called Balice.
Kalinowska Polish
Feminine form of Kalinowski.
Kalinowski Polish
Name for someone from any of various locations named Kalinowa, Kalinowo or Kalinów, all derived from Polish kalina meaning "viburnum (a type of plant)".
Kalinska Polish
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Kamińska Polish
Feminine form of Kamiński.
Kapuściński Polish
Habitational name for someone from the town of Kapuścin or Kapuścino, both named from Polish kapusta meaning "cabbage".
Karbowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Karbowo in Torun voivodeship, a place so named from Polish karbowy "overseer (of farm laborers)", from karbowac "to make notches", i.e. to keep records.
Karczewski Polish
habitational name for someone from Karczew, named with Polish karcz ‘stump’.
Karlin Polish
Polish habitational name from a village in Poland.
Kaspbrak Polish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Kasprzak.
Kaźmierczak Polish
Derived from the given name Kazimierz.
Kiel Polish
Polish from kiel ‘tooth’, ‘fang’, hence a nickname for someone with bad or protruding teeth.
Kilian German, Dutch, Polish, Czech
from the Irish personal name Cillín (see Killeen).
Klimaszewski Polish
Name for someone from a place called Klimaszewnica or Klimasze, both derived from Klimasz, a pet form of the given name Klemens.
Kloda Polish, English
Maybe an anglicized form or a variant of Kłoda.
Kociołek Polish
It literally means "small kettle".
Kokoszka Polish
Nickname for a fussy or broody person, from kokoszka "laying hen".
Kołakowski Polish
Name for someone originally from a place called Kołaków, Kołaki or Kołakowo.
Kolo Polish
A Polish surname for someone who was born in the area of Koło, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Kołodziejczak Polish
Occupational name for a person who made or repaired wheels, from Polish kołodziej meaning "wheelwright".
Koniecpolski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Koniecpol.
Kopernik Polish
Occupational name for a copper miner or copper smelter.
Kopko Polish, Ukrainian
Kopeck is a reduced pet form of the personal name Prokop.... [more]
Kopyto Polish, Jewish
Jewish Polish name possibly meaning "hoof"
Korada Polish
Polish: nickname from porada ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.
Koralewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Koralewo in Ciechanów voivodeship.
Korus Czech, Polish
Derived from the given name Kornel.
Kostiuk Polish
Patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Konstanty
Kostrzewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Kostrzewice in Sieradz voivodeship or Kostrzewy in Kalisz voivodeship, both named with kostrzewa ‘fescue grass’.
Kot Polish, Slovak, Czech, Belarusian, Jewish, German
From a personal name or nickname based on Slavic kot "tom cat".
Kotlarz Polish, Jewish
Occupational name for a boilermaker or coppersmith, from the Polish word kotlarz meaning "boilermaker".... [more]
Kott German, Polish, Czech
German: variant of Koth or Kotz.... [more]
Kotwica Polish
Comes from the Polish word kotwica meaning 'anchor'.
Kowal Polish
Blacksmith
Kowalewski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from places called Kowalew or Kowalewo, named with kowal "smith" or an occupational name for a blacksmith.
Kowalkowski Polish
habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kowalki or Kowaliki, named with kowalik
Kowalska Polish
Feminine form of Kowalski.
Kowerski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Kowersk.
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.
Kozakiewicz Polish
Patronymic from Kozak.
Kozicki Polish
A habitational name for someone from several places called Kozice, named with Koza 'nanny goat'.... [more]
Krajewski Polish (Rare)
Habitational name taken from places in Poland named with Polish kraj "border area".
Krasiński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Krasne, Przasnysz County.
Krasowski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from the villages of Krasowa, Krasów, or Krasowa.
Krolik Polish
1 Polish (Królik): from a diminutive of Polish król ‘king’ ( see Krol ).... [more]
Kroll German, Dutch, Polish
Nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle High German krol 'curly', Middle Low German krulle 'ringlet', 'curl', Middle Dutch croel, crul (apparently a loanword from German)... [more]
Kruchowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Kruchowo.
Krukowski Polish
Name for someone from any of various places called Kruki, Kruków or Krukowo, all derived from Polish kruk meaning "raven".
Krukowsky Polish (Americanized, Rare)
Variant of Krukowski, used outside Poland.
Krzoska Polish
Altered spelling of Polish Brzózka, from a diminutive of Brzoza
Krzyżaniak Polish
Derived from Polish krzyż meaning "cross".
Krzyżanowski Polish
habitational name for someone from Krzyżanów in Piotrków or Płock voivodeships, Krzyżanowo in Płock or Poznań voivodeships, or various places in Poland called Krzyżanowice, all named with krzyż ‘cross’.
Krzyzewski Polish
Any last name that stars with a "krz" is Polish or end with an "ski".
Ksiazek Polish
Nickname meaning ‘little priest’ or possibly a patronymic for an illegitimate son of a priest, from ksiadz ‘priest’ + the diminutive suffix -ek.nickname meaning ‘little prince’, from a diminutive of ksia?ze ‘prince’.
Kuba Dutch, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish
From Kuba, a pet form of the personal name Jakub.
Kubica Polish
Derived from the given name Kuba, a diminutive of Jakub.
Kujawski Polish
Regional name for someone from Kujawy (see Kujawa) or from a village called Kujawy, for example in Sielce voivodeship.
Kukowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Kukowo in Wlolawek voivodeship or Kuków in Bielsko-Biala voivodeship, named with kuk, the cry of the cuckoo.
Kulas Polish
Polish in Origin
Kurnatowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Kurnatowice.
Kutz Polish
Germanized form of Polish Kuc "pony", "short person".
Kwasigroch Polish
person who ferments(kwasic) peas(groch)
Kwasnik Polish
Meaning: Sour or acidic.
Lanckoroński Polish
This denotes familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Lanckorona.
Landa Polish
Nickname for a persistent and irritating person, from a derivative of the dialect verb landzić "to ask insistently, badger someone".
Lasek Polish
small woods
Lasiewicki Polish
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Laski Polish, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish (Laski) and Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from Lasko (now Lask) in Sieradz voivodeship, named with laz, lazy ‘clearing in a forest’. ... [more]
Lato Hungarian, Polish
From Hungarian látni meaning ‘to see’, hence a nickname for a wise person or an occupational name for a clairvoyant, or possibly for an official who checked the quality of products at markets.... [more]
Latoszyński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Latoszyn.
Łazowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Łazy, Łazow, or Łazowa, named with łazy meaning "clearing in a forest".
Lebowski Polish
Means "head"
Lesinski Polish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Polish Lesiński.
Leszczyński Polish
Name for someone from any of various places called Leszczyna, Leszczyno, Leszczyny or Leszczynek, all derived from Polish leszczyna meaning "hazel".
Lewandowska Polish
Feminine form of Lewandowski.
Leżałka Polish
Means "a fallen tree" or "a fallen brunch" derived from Old Polish.
Lieber English, German, Polish, Jewish
From the given name Lieber.
Lijewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lijewo in Włocławek voivodeship.
Limanowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Limanowa.
Lipiński Polish
Name for someone from any of various places named Lipno, Lipin, Lipiny or Lipino, all derived from Polish lipa meaning "lime tree".
Lipowski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lipowo, Lipowa, or Lipowe, named with an adjectival derivative of Polish lipa meaning "lime tree".
Lipski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lipie, Lipsk, Lipsko, Lipy, etc., all named with Polish lipa meaning "lime tree".
Lirnik Belarusian, Polish, Russian
Belarusian, Polish and Russian form of Lirnyk.
Lisiecki Polish
Habitational name for someone from Lisiec in Konin voivodeship or a place called Liszki, both named with lis meaning "fox".
Lisiewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Lisiewice in Skierniewice voivodeship, named with lis meaning "fox".
Lisowski Polish
Name for someone from any of various locations named Lisowa, Lisowo, Lisów or Lisowice, all derived from Polish lis meaning "fox".
Liszewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lisewo (also Liszewo), named with Polish lis meaning "fox".
Liszovics Polish, Jewish
This surname has Eastern European connections and has been used by the Jewish population.
Liwosz Polish
It comes from the name "liswoze" which means to be a all around "good person". Even though it is a nickname, It may have been derived from occupation because of the name's meaning to be a "Funny man".
Lizak Polish
Nickname from lizac 'to lick'.
Łobaczewski Polish
This indicated familial origin within either Łobaczew Duży or Łobaczew Mały, 2 Polesian villages in Gmina Terespol.
Łopaciński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Łopacin.
Łozowski Polish
Name for someone from a place called Łoza, derived from Polish łoza meaning "grey willow, osier, wicker".
Lubrański Polish
This indicates familial origin either within the Kuyavian town of Lubraniec or the adjacent village of Lubrańczyk.
Łuczyński Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuczyna or Łuczynów.
Łukasiewicz Polish
Patronymic from the personal name Łukasz.
Łukaszczyk Polish
Derived from the given name Łukasz.
Łukaszewicz Polish
Derived from the given name Łukasz.
Łukaszewski Polish
habitational name for someone from Łukaszew or Łukaszewo, so named from the personal name Łukasz
Łukowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuków, Łukowa, or Łukowe, named with the personal name Łukasz.
Lunski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Łońsko in Piła voivodeship or Łono in Rzeszów voivodeship.
Lutomski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lutom in Poznań voivodeship.
Mach Czech, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Sorbian
Its roots are connected to the name Matthew.
Machnicki Polish
Habitational name for someone from Machnice in Wrocław voivodeship.
Maciejewski Polish
Name for someone from any of various places called Maciejowa, Maciejów or Maciejowice, all derived from the given name Maciej.
Maciupa Polish (Anglicized, ?)
Ukrainian/Polish (Historically Galicia/Western Ukraine/Austro-Hungary); although it is often seen spelt this Anglicized way; due to the changing land-borders and occupation of land throughout history, it has been spelt with a slightly different transliteration pronunciation in Cyrillic (phonetic sound in Cyrillic is 'ts' as opposed to 'ch').
Madej Polish
Either a short form of the given name Amadeusz or a variant of Matej.
Madera Polish, Slovak, Hungarian
Ethnic name from an old word for a Hungarian (see Magyar).
Maizles Polish
A polish-jewish name with german origins.... [more]
Maj Polish, Jewish
Surname adopted with reference to the month of May, Polish maj. Surnames referring to months were sometimes adopted by Jewish converts to Christianity, with reference to the month in which they were baptized or in which the surname was registered.
Makkar Polish
Polish and Ukrainian: from the personal name Makary (Polish), Makar (Ukrainian), vernacular forms of the Greek ecclesiastical name Makarios meaning ‘blessed’.
Makowski Polish
Name for someone from any of various places called Maków, Makowa or Makowo, all derived from Polish mak meaning "poppy".
Maksym Ukrainian, Polish
From the given name Maksym.
Maksymowicz Polish
Means "son of Maksym".
Małachowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Małachowo, Małachów, or Małachowice.
Malanowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Malanowo or Malanów.
Malczewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Malczewo in Poznań voivodeship, or Malczew in Radom voivodeship.
Malec Polish, Czech, Croatian, Slovene
a nickname derived from slavic word "maly", meaning small
Malecki Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Malki in the voivodeships of Ostroleka and Torun.
Mandrisch Polish, German
Upper Silesia
Mantey German, Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Manthei in Schwerin province. This name is also established in Poland.
Marcin Polish
From the given name Marcin.
Marciniak Polish
from the personal name Marcin
Marciszewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Marcisze or Marciszów.
Martowicz Polish
Derived from the given name Marta
Martyniuk Polish
Polish patronymic from the name Martyn
Masch Polish
Possibly a rough translation of marsh, given to people who lived near marshes.
Matusiak Polish
Derived from "Son of Matus (Matthew)."
Matzerath Polish
This was used in The Tin Drum, a 1959 novel originally published as Die Blechtrommel in Germany, written by Günter Grass. The main character was Oskar Matzerath.
Mich Polish, English
From Michaj or Michal in Polish usage. From Michael in English.
Michalczewski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Michalczew.
Michałowski Polish
Name for someone from a place called Michałowice, derived from the given name Michał.
Mickiewicz Polish
Polish form of Mitskevich. A notable bearer is Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855), the Polish poet of Belarusian origin.
Miga Polish
Nickname from a derivative migac ‘to twinkle or wink’.
Mika Hungarian, Polish
Comes from a pet form of a central and eastern European personal name equivalent to Nicholas
Mika Polish
A shortened form of the Polish version of Michaelson, which became a family name earlier on.
Mikołajczyk Polish
Derived from the given name Mikołaj.
Mikos Polish, Hungarian, Greek
From a derivative of a personal name equivalent to Nicholas: Polish Mikolaj, Slovenian Miklavž, or Hungarian Miklós.... [more]
Miłosz Polish
From the given name Miłosz.
Miodownik Polish, Jewish
The literal translation is "honey cake", from the Polish word/root surname miod, meaning "honey." An occupational surname to those in the honey business, mainly beekeepers and bakers.... [more]
Miotke Polish (Germanized)
Germanized form of Polish Miotka, a nickname derived from miotac 'to throw or toss'.
Misiewicz Polish
Patronymic from Mis.
Mita Polish
From a pet form of the personal name Dymitr
Młodychowiak Polish
Habitational name for somebody who comes from the district of Młodych in Poland.
Modzelewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Modzel or Modzele, both derived from Polish modzel meaning "callus".
Moleski Polish
A variation of Molski, originated from the many places in Poland called "Mole".
Moraczewski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages named Moraczewo.
Moskwa Polish
Polish form of Moskva.
Most Polish, Jewish
Topographic name from Slavic most meaning "bridge", or a habitational name from any of several places named with this word.
Mroczkowski Polish
Name for someone from any of various places called Mroczkowa, Mroczków or Mroczkowice, all derived from Polish mroczek meaning "house bat".
Mróz Polish
From a nickname for a white-haired man or alternatively for one of an icy and unsociable disposition, from Polish mróz "frost". Also can be from a short form of the personal name Ambroży
Mroziński Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Mrozy.
Mrozowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Mrozowo in Bydgoszcz voivodeship, or from any of several places called Mrozy.
Mucha Polish, Slovak, Czech, Ukrainian
Nickname for an irritating person or someone considered of no importance, from mucha "fly".
Murawski Polish
Name for someone from placed called Murawa or Murawy, both derived from Polish murawa meaning "lawn, green, sward".
Murkowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Murkowo.
Musick Polish
This Polish and Czech surname was a name of two-fold origin. It was a name given to a peasant or vassal and was also a nickname from the Polish word 'musiec' meaning 'must'. It appears that the name derived from someone who had to take orders, perhaps from an overseer or lord of the manor.
Muszynski Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Muszyna in Nowy Sacz voivodeship and elsewhere, named with mucha "fly" (see Mucha).
Myszka Polish
Means 'mouse' in Polish.
Nadolny Polish, Jewish, Sorbian
Topographic name from Polish nadól, Sorbian nadol "downwards", denoting someone who lived lower down in a village on a slope, or on relatively low-lying ground.
Nagórny Russian, Polish, Ukrainian
Place name for someone from multiple cites of Russia named Nagornoye and Nagorny, itself derived from the The prefix Nagorno- that derives from the Russian attributive adjective nagorny (нагорный), which means "highland".
Napierala Polish
Nickname for an insistent person, from a derivative of napierac ‘advance’, ‘press’, ‘urge’.
Napierkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Napierki in Olsztyn voivodeship.
Napora Polish
Nickname for an interfering person, Polish napora, derivative of napierać meaning ‘to insist on somebody doing something’.
Narewski Polish
Possibly derived from the name of the river Narew. Surname associated with the Wieniawa coat of arms which dates back as early as the XIV century.
Nesky Polish
Many Polish immigrants' names were shortened to Nesky, such as Nosrazesky, Wolinsky-a wide variety of names that had the letter N somewhere within and ended in sky or ski became "Nesky." There are also non-Polish Neskys in the U.S.
Nickowicz Polish
Patronymic of the personal name Nicholas.
Niedbała Polish
Nickname from niedbały meaning "negligent", "careless", "untidy".
Niemiec Polish
Means "German" in Polish.
Niewinski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Niewino in Białystok voivodeship.
Niezabitowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Lesser Polish villages: Niezabitów or Niezabitów-Kolonia.
Nosdechevsky Polish
Family name from ancestors who emigrated from Poland around 1900
Okocimski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Okocim.