Slavic Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Slavic peoples.
usage
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
PETREVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of PETAR".
PETŘÍČEK Czech
From given name PETR.
PETRÍČEK Czech
Derived from a diminutive of Petr.
PETRIČEK Croatian
From given name PETAR.
PETRIČEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
A patronymic derived from Petrič, a diminutive of PETAR.
PETROVA Bulgarian, Russian
Feminine form of PETROV.
PETROVICH Ukrainian, Belarusian
Patronymic from Petro, the Ukrainian form of PETER.
PETRYNIEC Ukrainian
From the given name PETER.
PEVEC Croatian
From pevec meaning ''rooster''
PIATKIEVIČ Belarusian
Belarusian Latin spelling of PYATKEVICH.
PIATRAHA Belarusian
Derived from an augmentative form of the Belarusian given name PIOTR.
PIERAHUD Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian перагуд (pierahud) meaning "prolonged rumble". This may have been a nickname for a gossip.
PIEROG Polish
Occupational nickname for a cook.
PILARSKI Polish
Occupational name for a sawyer, Polish pilarz + -ski, common ending of surnames.
PILIPOVIĆ Bosnian, Croatian
means "son of Pilip"... [more]
PINSON Jewish, Russian
Derived from Spanish "pinzon", meaning "finch".
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.
PIROĆANAC Serbian
Habitational name for someone from Pirot, Serbia.
PIRONKOV Bulgarian
A professional Bulgarian tennis player, Tsvetana Pironkova, bears this surname.
PISULA Polish, Lithuanian
Informal nickname for a scribe or clerk, from a derivative of Polish pisać ‘to write’.
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
PLAMENOV Bulgarian
Means "son of PLAMEN".
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.
PLETIKOSA Croatian
Derived from pletiti, meaning "to knit", and kosa, meaning "hair".
PLETIKOSIĆ Croatian
Derived from pletiti, meaning "to knit", and kosa, meaning "hair".
PLEVNELIEV Bulgarian
From the Bulgarian name for the Greek village of Petroussa (called Plevnya in Bulgarian), itself derived from Bulgarian плевня (plevnya) meaning "barn". A notable bearer is Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev (1964-).
PLINER Russian, Czech
Originated from a small town in Russia named, Plino.
PLOTNIKOV Russian
Means "son of the carpenter" from Russian плотник (plotnik) "carpenter".
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.
PODRIZNIK Slovene
From the article of clothing of the same name worn by priests, possibly denoting a maker of them or perhaps a relative of a clergyman.
PODUSKA Slovak
Poduska means pillow or soft cushion.
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.
POLÍVKA Czech
Means "soup".
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.
POLOSKIN Russian
Derived from полоска (poloska), a diminutive of полоса (polosa) meaning "stripe, strip, streak". This may have been a nickname for a tall and thin person.
POLSKI Polish, Jewish
Nickname for a Polish person, originating in areas of mixed populations.
POLYAKOV Russian, Jewish, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Patronymic from the ethnic name Polak meaning "Pole".
POLYANSKI Russian
Meaning "From Fields".
PONIATOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Poniatowa.
PONOMARENKO Ukrainian
Occupational name for a church bell-ringer from Ukrainian парамонар (paramonar) meaning "sexton".
PONOMAREV Russian
Derives from Slavic "пономарь"- Sexton.
POPOFF Russian, Bulgarian
Variant spelling of POPOV.
POPOVA Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of POPOV.
POPOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of a priest''.
POROSHENKO Ukrainian
From Ukrainian порох (porokh) meaning "(gun)powder, dust", used as an occupational name for someone who made or sold gunpowder. A notable bearer is current Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko (1965-).
PORTNOY Jewish, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Occupational name for a tailor from Russian portnoj (an adjective derivative of port "uncut cloth").
PORTNYAGIN Russian
Derived from Russian портняга (portnyaga), a colloquial nickname derived from портной (portnoy) meaning "tailor, clothier".
POSAVEC Croatian
Denotes a person living in Posavina, an area that is adjacent or near the Sava river in Croatia.
POSNER German, Polish, Medieval
Originally denoted a person from Poznań, Poland.
POTAPOV Russian
Means "son of Potap".
POTEMKIN Russian
A Russian surname which derives from the word "Потёмка" (Potyomka) meaning "dark". People bearing the name Potemkin rose to prominence in Muscovy from the 16th century onwards.
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.
PRAKAPIENKA Belarusian
Belarusian form of "PROKOPENKO".
PRAVDA Russian
Pravda translates into English as “Truth”.
PRAVDIĆ Croatian
Derived from pravda, meaning "justice".
PRAVDO Russian
Alt spelling of Russian newspaper Pravda
PRAWDA Polish
From the root Praw, meaning right. Prawda means "truth."... [more]
PREOBRAZHENSKAYA Russian
Feminine counterpart of PREOBRAZHENSKY.
PREOBRAZHENSKY Russian
Derived from the Russian word преображение (preobrazheniye) meaning "transformation" or "transfiguration."
PRINCIP Bosnian, Serbian
Probably derived from Latin princeps "leader, initiator, prince", which itself was ultimately derived from primus "first" and capere "to take". The surname may thus have originated as a nickname for someone with a princely appearance, or for someone who was the illegitimate offspring of a prince... [more]
PRODANOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of PRODAN".
PROKOFIEV Russian
Means "son of PROKOFIY".
PROKOPENKO Russian, Ukrainian
From the given name PROKOPIOS.
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
PRYGATSEV Russian
Russian word for "Jump", introduced in 2019.
PRYIMAK Ukrainian
In Ukrainian means 'adoptee'
PRYMAK Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian прымак (prymak) meaning "live-in son-in-law (man who marries and lives with his wife's family)".
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.
PRZYBYLSKI Polish
A derivative of 'Przybyla', ‘new arrival’, ‘foundling’, with the addition of the surname suffix -ski.
PRZYSŁUGAK Polish
Comes from "przysługa" meaning "favor"
PTACEK Czech
A name given to a small, birdlike individual, meaning literally "little bird".
PTÁK Czech
Czech surname meaning "bird".
PTAK Polish
Polish 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.
PUGACHEV Russian
From the nickname Pugach which is probably derived from Ukrainian пугач (pugach) meaning "owl". Following this etymology, the nickname was most likely given to someone who was wise or sensible (attributing to the owl as a symbol of wisdom).
PUHAR Serbian (Modern, Rare)
The last name of the contestant Mirjana Puhar from America's Next Top Model, who originally was born in Serbia. She died on February 24, 2015, aged 19 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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.
PULIŠIĆ Croatian
From an American Soccer player named Christian Pulisic
PUNTAR Slovene, Croatian
Derived from a 19th century phrase that denoted someone who supported the unification of the Kingdoms of Croatia and Dalmatia within Austria-Hungary.
PURZYCKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Masovian villages: Purzyce, Purzyce-Rozwory, or Purzyce-Trojany.
PUSHKIN Russian
Derived from Russian пушка (pushka) meaning "gun, cannon". A notable bearer was ALEXANDER Pushkin (1799-1837), a Russian poet and writer.
PUŠKÁR Slovak, Czech
Occupational name for a rifle maker.
PUŠKARIĆ Croatian
Derived from puškar, meaning "gunsmith".
PUŠNIK Slovene
Habitational name for someone living near or on a pušča, which is Slovene for "uncultivated land" or "wasteland".
PUTNIK Serbian
Derived from putnik (путник), meaning "traveller".
PUŽ Croatian
Means ''snail''.
PUŽEK Croatian (Rare)
From puž meaning ''snail''.
PUŽIĆ Croatian (Rare)
From puž meaning ''snail''.
PYANYKH Russian
Derived from Russian пьяный (pyany) meaning "drunk". This may have been a nickname for a family of drunks.
PYATKEVICH Belarusian, Russian
Derived from Belarusian пятко (pyatko) or пятка (pyatka) meaning "fifth child, fifthborn".
PYATKOV Russian
Possibly from "pyat", meaning "five".
RABINOVICH Yiddish, Russian
Means "son of the rabbi" (through the name Rabin), referring to a scholar or teacher of the Torah in Judaism.
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]
RACHMAN Ukrainian, Jewish
Rachman is an old Jewish name which means "Merciful" in Hebrew.... [more]
RADENKOVIĆ Serbian
Means ''son of RADENKO''.
RADENOVIĆ Montenegrin, Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RADE".
RADINOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of RADIN".
RADMILOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of RADMILO".
RADNICE Czech
This indicates familial origin within the Bohemian town of the same name.
RADOLIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Radolin.
RADOLOVIĆ Croatian
Possibly derived from rado lovi, meaning "glad to hunt".
RADOSAVLJEVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RADOSAV or RADOSLAV".
RADOVANOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RADOVAN".
RADOVČIĆ Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RADE".
RADOVIĆ Serbian, Montenegrin, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RADOVAN".
RADULOVIĆ Serbian
Possibly derived from rado lovi, meaning "glad to hunt".
RAFAILOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RAFAIL".
RAJKOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of RAJKO".
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]
RAKHMANINOV Russian
From a nickname derived from Russian рахманный (rakhmannyy) meaning "lazy". A notable bearer was Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rakhmaninov (1873-1943).
RAKITIĆ Croatian (Rare), Serbian (Rare)
Famous bearer of this surname is Croatian footballer Ivan Rakitić.
RAKOVICH Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of RAJKOVIĆ
RANKOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RANKO".
RASTODER Bosnian
Possibly derived from hrast, meaning "oak", and derati, meaning "tearing, to tear".
RAZBORNIK Slovene
Derived from razborit, meaning "prudent".
REAMS Polish
The last name Reams comes from Normandy, France.
REDLARK Polish
From Sir. Henry, Was given directly to this family. The father was hung for being a homosexual, and the last name means Homosexual.
REDŽEPAGIĆ Bosnian
Derived from Redžeb, meaning "Rajab", the seventh month of the Islamic calendar.
REMENAR Croatian
Means ''saddler''.
REP Slovene, Croatian
Means "tail".
REPAC Serbian, Croatian
means little tail
REPIN Russian
From repa, meaning "turnip".
REZNIKOV Russian, Jewish
Occupational name for a Jewish ritual slaughterer, from Yiddish reznik meaning "butcher".
REZNOV Russian
Name given to the son of a butcher.
RIBAR Croatian
Derived from ribar, meaning "fisherman".
RISTESKI Macedonian
Son of Riste
RISTEVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of RISTO".
RIZVANOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of RIZVAN".
ROB Slovene
It probrably originates from the surname Robb, but we don't know for sure.
RÓBERT Hungarian, Slovak
From the given name RÓBERT.
ROBOTNIK Slovak
The masculine form of "labourer" or "worker". Most famously used for Dr. Ivo Robotnik, the antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
ROĐAK Croatian
Derived from rođak, meaning "family relative".
RODIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Possibly derived from roda (рода), meaning "stork".
RODIONOV Russian
Means "son of RODION".
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".
ROMANOVA Russian
Feminine form of ROMANOV.
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]
ROMASHKIN Russian
Derived from a diminutive form ROMASHKA of the Russian given name ROMAN.
ROSTOV Russian, Literature
Either derived from Rostov Oblast, a Russian federal subject, the town of Rostov in Yaroslavl Oblast, or Rostov-on-Don, a Russian city in the Rostov Oblast. This is also the surname of multiple characters from Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel "War and Peace".
ROSTOVA Russian
Feminine form of ROSTOV.
ROSTWOROWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Rostworowo.
ROSYA Ukrainian (Modern), Russian (Modern)
Either a shortened version of "Rossiya", which is Russian for "Russia", or the Russian and Ukrainian version of Rose.
ROVNÁK Czech
Habitational name from places named Rovné and/or Rovný.
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.
RUBINOV Russian, Jewish
Means "son of RUBIN" in Russian, though it could also be derived from Russian рубин (rubin) "ruby".
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.
RUDENKO Russian
From ruda, meaning "ochre-colored".
RUSTEMOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of RUSTEM".
RUŽEK Czech
It means "rose". Derived from name Ružena.
RUŽIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from ruža meaning ''rose''.
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.
RYBAKOV Russian
Means "son of the fisher" from Russian рыбак (rybak) meaning "fisherman".
RYBALKA Ukrainian
Ukrainian surname meaning "fisherman". Derived from ryba "fish".
RYBINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called 'Rybno'.
RYBOLOVLEV Russian
Russian occupational surname of "Fisher"
RYHAROVIČ Belarusian
Means "son of RYHOR".
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]
RZASA Polish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a pond where duckweed grew, from Polish rzasa ‘duckweed’.