Polish Submitted Surnames

Polish names are used in the country of Poland in central Europe. See also about Polish names.
usage
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Okroj Kashubian
The name has been in existence in the Kashubian region for centuries.
Okuna Polish
Polish (also Okuła): nickname for a lame person, from okuleć ‘to stumble or founder’, Old Polish okułac.
Olszański Polish
Name for someone from a place called Olszany or Olszanica, both derived from Polish olsza meaning "alder".
Opaliński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Opalenica, Nowy Tomyśl County.
Orlikowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Orlikowo in Łomża voivodeship.
Orłowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Orłów, Orłowo or Orły, all derived from Polish orzeł meaning "eagle".
Orzechowski Polish
Polish from Orzech meaning "hazelnut", someone who is living by a hazelnut tree or a nickname for someone with light brown hair.
Ossoliński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Ossolin.
Ostrowska Polish
Feminine form of Ostrowski.
Pacyna Polish
Unflattering nickname from paczyna meaning "clod", "brickbat", or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a boatman, from the same word in the sense meaning "oar", "rudder".
Pająkowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Pająków.
Pallas German, Polish (Germanized)
Nickname for a small man, from Slavic palac 'thumb'.
Paltrow Polish (Anglicized), Jewish
Anglicized form of Paltrowicz. A famous bearer is American actress Gwyneth Paltrow (1972-).
Paltrowicz Polish, Jewish
Derived from Palter, a variant of the Yiddish given name Paltiel.
Paluchowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Paluchów.
Pankiewicz Polish
From the nickname Panek, a diminutive of Panas, itself a form of the given name Atanazy.
Pasinski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Paszyn in Nowy Sacz voivodeship; also a pet form of Paweł.
Pelka Polish
Reduced pet form of the given name Świętopełk.
Pierog Polish
Occupational nickname for a cook.
Pilarski Polish
Occupational name for a sawyer, Polish pilarz + -ski, common ending of surnames.
Pionke German, Polish
Germanized form of Slavic Pinoek, which is a nickname from pionek ‘puppet’.
Piórkowski Polish
Habitational name from places called Piórkowo in Toruń voivodeship or Piórków in Tarnobrzeg voivodeship.
Piotrowicz Polish
Means "son of Piotr".
Pisula Polish, Lithuanian
Informal nickname for a scribe or clerk, from a derivative of Polish pisać ‘to write’.
Pniewski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Pniewy in the district of Poznań, or from any of the many places in Poland named Pniewo.
Podbielski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Podbielsko in Konin voivodeship.
Podolski Polish
Refers to a region named Podolia in Ukraine.
Podwojski Polish
Archaic -- denotes the office of a minor church official.
Pogonowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Lesser Polish villages.
Pokrywka Polish
Nickname from pokrywka meaning ‘cover’, ‘lid’.
Polack Polish, Jewish
Anglicized from POLAK.
Polinski Polish
Habitational name from Polinowo in Pila voivodeship or Polinów in Biala Podlaska voivodeship.
Polka German (Slavic), Polish
Variant of German Polk, also a feminine form for the surname Polak, and comes from the given female name Apolonia.
Pollack Polish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of spelling of Polak.
Polski Polish, Jewish
Nickname for a Polish person, originating in areas of mixed populations.
Poniatowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Poniatowa.
Posner German, Polish, Medieval
Originally denoted a person from Poznań, Poland.
Potocki Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Potok, Gmina Szydłów.
Potulicki Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Greater Polish villages named Potulice.
Powroznik Polish
Derived from Powroźnik, a village in Nowy Sącz County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, southern Poland.
Poznanski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name from the city of Poznan in west-central Poland, or possibly from other places of this name, in Katowice and Siedlce voivodeships.
Prawda Polish
From the root Praw, meaning right. Prawda means "truth."... [more]
Prokuski Polish
Polish in origin with history in America since at least the early 1900s
Prorok Polish
The meaning of prorok is prophet. It was the maiden name of my maternal grandmother. It is not a common name. Her family was from the southeastern part of Poland.
Prozesky Polish
process or court case... [more]
Prusaczyk Polish
means son of Eric
Przepiórka Polish
It literally means "quail".
Przespolewski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages in Gmina Ceków-Kolonia: Przespolew Pański or Przespolew Kościelny.
Przybylska Polish
Feminine form of Przybylski.
Przybylski Polish
A derivative of 'Przybyla', ‘new arrival’, ‘foundling’, with the addition of the surname suffix -ski.
Przysługak Polish
Comes from "przysługa" meaning "favor"
Ptak Polish
Polish surname meaning "bird".
Pulaski Polish
Polish (Pułaski): habitational name for someone from the Pulazie in Łomża Voivodeship.
Puławski Polish
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Lesser Polish city.
Purzycki Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Masovian villages: Purzyce, Purzyce-Rozwory, or Purzyce-Trojany.
Rabsztyński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Rabsztyn.
Rachlyn Jewish (Rare), Polish (Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Rachlyn is a Jewish surname derived directly from polish "Rachman". This surname is very rare and apparently only few members in Brazil, descendants of Polish survivors of Holocaust.... [more]
Radoliński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Radolin.
Rajkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Rajki in Białystok voivodeship or Rajkowy in Gdańsk voivodeship.
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]
Reams Polish
The last name Reams comes from Normandy, France.
Rogiński Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Rogi, named with meaning róg "horn".
Roman Catalan, French, Polish, English, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the Latin personal name Romanus, which originally meant "Roman". This name was borne by several saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Rouen.
Romana Catalan, French, Italian, Polish, English (Rare), German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the feminine form of the Latin personal name Romanus, which originally meant "Roman".
Romanow Polish
Polish spelling of Russian Romanoff.
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]
Rostworowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Rostworowo.
Rozbiewski Polish (?)
Unknown, possibly related to any of the words: rozbież ("crossroads", "outskirts"),... [more]
Rozewicz Polish
The origin of this surname is unknown, but is Polish.... [more]
Rozwadowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Rozwady or Rozwadów in Biała Podlaska voivodeship.
Rubinstein German, Jewish, Polish
Means "ruby stone", from rubin and stein. Rubin means "ruby" in German and stein means "stone" in German.
Rucinski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Ruciany in Siedlce.
Ruzicki Polish
Ruzicki was first found in Polesie, inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. One of the principal names of the area was the royal Clan of Poraj, of which the family name Ruzycki is a branch.
Rybacki Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Rybaki, derived from Polish ryba meaning "fish".
Rybak Polish, Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Means "fisherman" in some Slavic languages. Derived from the word ryba "fish". A famous bearer is Byelarusian-Norwegian artist Alexander Rybak (b. 1986) who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009.
Rybinski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called 'Rybno'.
Ryś Polish
Means "Lynx" in Polish.
Rzasa Polish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a pond where duckweed grew, from Polish rzasa ‘duckweed’.
Rzepka Polish
from rzepka, diminutive of rzepa ‘turnip’, either a nickname or a metonymic occupational name for a peasant who grew root vegetables.
Rzewuski Polish
It indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Rzewuszki.
Rzonca Polish
Nickname from Polish dialect rzonca, standard Polish rzodca ‘land steward’.
Rzucidlo Polish
Nickname for an eager or ebullient person from a derivative of rzucic ‘to throw’, ‘to throw oneself at someone’.
Sagorsky Polish, Russian
It means literally "of the city/town Sagorsk". Sagorsk is a city near the Russian capital of Moskva. The ending of "sky" means "of". The "Sagor" part of the surname sounds to me like "za gor" which is "za gorod"... [more]
Sandowski Polish
Habitational name from places called Sedowice, Sedowo, Sedów, in Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Piotrków, and Sieradz voivodeships.
Sandusky Polish
Germanized spelling of Sandowski or Sedowski.
Sanocki Polish
Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair)... [more]
Sarna Polish
IT COMES FROM POLAND FROM LONG-AGO ANCESTORS
Sarnowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Sarnowa, Sarnowo, or Sarnów, named with Polish sarna "roe deer".
Sawicki Polish
This indicates familial origin anywhere within a cluster of 3 Podlachian villages in Gmina Repki: Sawice-Dwór, Sawice-Wieś, or Sawice-Bronisze.
Scheliga Polish
Variant and more Americanized spelling of Szeliga.
Sedowski Polish
Habitational name from places called Sedowice, Sedowo, Sedów, in Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Piotrków, and Sieradz voivodeships.
Seweryn Polish
From the given name Seweryn.
Sewina German, Polish
The first available record of the Sewina family name is around 1620 in the province of Silesia, a mixed cultural region between Germany and Poland. Once part of the Prussian Empire and Germany. After World War Two, the area is now part of Poland... [more]
Shiemke German, Polish, Slavic
Americanized spelling of Kashub Name: "Shiemke" Root Name: "Schimke" "Szymek" or "Szymko" ... [more]
Shurgot Polish, English (American)
Americanized spelling of Szurgot.
Siemiątkowski Polish
It indicates familial origin within in either one of a cluster of Masovian villages.
Sienko Polish
From the personal name Simon/Symon or Syzon
Siesztrzewitowski Polish
A polish surname which is mostly used in Poland and polish area.
Skawinski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Skawina in Kraków province.
Skibniewski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Podlachian villages: Skibniew-Kurcze or Skibniew-Podawce.
Skorupa Polish, Jewish
Derived from Polish skorupa meaning "shell", hence a nickname for a secretive individual.
Skowroński Polish
Name for someone from a place called Skowronów, Skowronna, Skowron or Skowronki, all derived from Polish skowronek meaning "lark".
Skrzypczak Polish
One who plays a stringed instrument... [more]
Skrzyszewski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Skrzyszew.
Skura Polish
Polish name meaning tanner.
Skwierczyński Polish
This indicates familial origin within a cluster of 3 Podlachian villages: Skwierczyn-Dwór, Skwierczyn Lacki, & Skwierczyn-Wieś.
Słodki Polish
It means "sweet" in Polish.
Słomiński Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masovian villages named Słomin.
Słomkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Słomków, Słomkowa, or Słomkowo, all named with słomka meaning "little straw".
Slowinski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Slowin in Gorzów voivodeship. From the adjective slowinski, denoting a member of the Slowincy, a Slavic people living in Pomerania.
Śmigielski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Śmigiel.
Sobanski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Sobanice, in Ciechanów voivodeship.
Sobolewska Polish
Feminine form of Sobolewski.
Sobolewski Polish
Locational surname that means a person from places in Poland called Sobolew or Sobolewo, both derived from the Polish sobol, meaning "sable".
Solak Polish
Surname; meaning seller of salt or salt
Solecki Polish
Habitational surname for someone from any of a number of places called Solec, named with sól ‘salt’.
Spacek Polish
This is the surname of American actress Sissy Spacek (born December 25, 1949).
Spicer English, Jewish, Polish
English: occupational name for a seller of spices, Middle English spic(i)er (a reduced form of Old French espicier, Late Latin speciarius, an agent derivative of species ‘spice’, ‘groceries’, ‘merchandise’).... [more]
Sroka Polish
From the Polish word sroka, meaning "magpie".
Stanislaw Polish, German
Polish from the personal name Stanislaw, composed of the Slavic elements stani ‘become’ + slav ‘glory’, ‘fame’, ‘praise’... [more]
Stanisławski Polish
Name for someone from any of various places named Stanisław, Stanisławów or Stanisławice, derived from the given name Stanisław.
Starczewski Polish (Rare)
It indicates origin in either a place named Starczewo or Starczewice.
Stawelski Polish
Comes from a combination of the two personal names Paweł and Stanley, "Staweł" with the suffix -ski
Stefanowicz Polish
Derived from the given name Stefan.
Stefański Polish
Name for someone from any of various places named Stefanów or Stefanowo, derived from the given name Stefan.
Steinhardt Jewish, Polish, Hungarian
Steinhardt is recorded as a Jewish Ashkenazi family name among Jews in Alsace, Germany, Poland, Israel and the U.S.A. since at least the 18th century.... [more]
Steinhart Jewish, German, Polish, Hungarian
The surname Steinhart is more associated with the locality Steinhart in Bavaria (Germany).... [more]
Stepnowsky Polish
Polish (Stępnowski): habitational name for someone from Stępno in Kalisz voivodeship, named with stępać ‘to plod’ ( see Stepien ), or from a place called Stepnów, now in Ukraine.
Stilinski Polish (?)
The last name of one of the characters from the Teen Wolf 1980s movie and the MTV show, Stiles Stilinski.
Stolarski Polish
Derivative of Stolarz "carpenter" "joiner", with the addition of the common suffix of surnames -ski.
Strojnowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Strojnów.
Strojny Polish
A nickname for a dandy; Elegant and Well-Dressed.
Stryjewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Stryjów in Zamość voivodeship, named with stryj meaning "paternal uncle", "father’s brother".
Strzaliński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Strzaliny.
Strzałkowski Polish
Denoted a person from various places in Poland named Strzałki, Strzałkowo, Strzałków, all derived from Polish strzalka meaning "arrow".
Strzepek Polish
Means “rags”. (Rags worn by poor people.)
Stungiewicz Polish
The Stungiewicz family name is recorded in history as heraldically adopted into the Polish heraldic clan Pobog. The Pobog clan was a participant in the Union of Horodlo in the year 1413 between Polish and Lithuanian interests.... [more]
Sukacz Polish (Rare)
father surname.
Sułkowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Sułkowo Borowe.
Świerczyński Polish
Name for someone from a place called Świerczyn or Świerczyna, both derived either from Polish świerk meaning "spruce" or świerszcz meaning "cricket".
Świtała Polish
Derived from Polish świt "dawn" "sun" "daylight" or świtać "to dawn". It is a nickname for an early-riser.
Sytkowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within Sytkowo, a neighborhood in Poznań (the Greater Polish capital).
Szamotulski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Szamotuły.
Szarabajka Polish, English
His surname, Szarabajka, means "Grey Tale" in Polish. Last name is pronounced "sarah-bike-ah".
Szczepankiewicz Polish
Patronymic from the given name Szczepan.
Szczęsny Polish
From the given name Szczęsny.
Szeliga Polish
Habitational name from places called Szeliga or Szeligi. It is not clear whether there is any connection with the Polish vocabulary word szeliga ‘coat-of-arms’.
Szeremet Polish
Polish cognate of Şeremet.
Szeremeta Polish
Polish cognate of Sheremeta.
Szmanda Polish
Polish pronunciation is "sh-MAHN-dah" and Hungarian pronunciation is "s-MAHN-dah".
Szmulik Polish
The Szmulik surname has much history. Its origins are Hebrew. It has taken on various spellings over the centuries, depending on where the person or family lived in Europe or America.... [more]
Szołdrski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Szołdry.
Szóstak Polish
It literally means a deer with 6-pointed antlers.
Szot Polish
Nickname for a fish seller with a bad reputation, from szot "bad herring".
Szpakowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village Szpakowo.
Szurgot Polish
Nickname from szurgot ‘shuffling sound’
Szurkowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages named Szurkowo.
Szydło Polish
Means "awl" in Polish, used as an occupational name for a cobbler.
Szymanowski Polish
Name for someone from a place called Szymanów, Szymanowo or Szymanowice, all derived from the given name Szymon.
Szyślak Polish
Derived from East Slavic word šišlat "do slowly".
Taber English, Polish
English: variant spelling of Tabor. ... [more]
Tacza Polish
Deppreciation of TARCZA which means shield in Polish.
Taczanowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages in Gmina Pleszew: Taczanów Pierwszy or Taczanów Drugi.
Tarcza Polish, Hungarian
Means "shield" in Polish.
Tarnowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish city of Tarnów.
Teodorczuk Polish
From the given name Teodor.
Thorn Low German, German, German (Silesian), Polish, Luxembourgish
In North German, Danish, and Luxembourgish, it is a habitational name for someone who lived near a tower, from Middle Low German torn "tower".... [more]
Tkacz Polish, Jewish
Variant of Tkach. Means 'to weave'
Tołwiński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Tołwin.
Tomas Lithuanian, Polish
From the given name Tomas.
Tomasik Polish
Means "son of Tomas".
Tomaszek Polish
From the given name Tomasz.
Tomaszewski Polish
Name for someone from any of various places called Tomaszew or Tomaszewo, derived from the given name Tomasz.
Tomasży Polish
Comes from the personal name Tomasz and any other name that relates to that name.
Tomczyk Polish
Derived from the given name Tomek.
Truszkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Truszków in Lublin voivodeship.
Trybus Polish
Meaning: "corpulent man" "tripod"
Trzonowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Trzonów.
Twardowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within any of 3 Greater Polish villages: 2 named Twardowo or 1 named Twardów.
Ulatowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Ulatowo in Ostrołęka voivodeship, a place named with Old Polish ulot, ulatać meaning "to fly away".
Umiastowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Umiastów.
Urban English, 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").
Urbanowicz Polish
Patronymic from the personal name Urban.
Urbański Polish
habitational name for someone from a place named with the personal name Urban.
Urbansky Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Jewish
In Czech and Slovak usage, it is a habitational name for someone from a place called Urbanice. In Polish usage, it is a habitational name for someone from a place named with the personal name Urban.
Urzędowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Urzędów.
Uzarski Polish
Either means "nobility" or "servant of nobility"
Voytek Polish, 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.
Wacławski Polish
Name for someone from a place named Wacławice or Wacławów, both derived from the given name Wacław.
Walbrzychiak Polish
Means a person who is from the city of Walbrzych in Poland.
Walenta Polish
From a derivative of the personal name Walenty.
Warszawa Polish
Place name for a person from Warsaw, the capital of Poland.
Wasikowska Polish
It is the surname of Australian actress Mia Wasikowska.
Wawrzyniak Polish
from the personal name Wawrzyniec
Wawrzyszewski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Wawrzyszew.
Wędrogowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Wędrogów.
Węgrzyn Polish
Means "Hungarian" in Polish.
Wesolowski Polish
Meaning Happy men
Wiącek Polish
Derived from the given name Wiecek (see Wieceslaw).
Wieczorek Polish
Means "bat" in Polish, used as a nickname for a person thought to resemble a bat, ultimately from wieczór meaning "evening".
Wierczowokowski Polish
A polish surname that is not used anymore to often. It was common in Polish areas.
Wierzbicka Polish
Feminine form of Wierzbicki.
Wierzbowski Polish
Taken from the word wierzba meaning "willow", this name may have designated someone who lived near a willow tree.
Wiest Polish
Not available
Wilczek Polish
Diminutive form of Wilk, which means "wolf" in Polish.