Slavic Submitted Surnames

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BARA Czech
Comes from a reduced vernacular form of the Latin personal name Bartolomaeus, Polish, Bartlomiej, Czech BARTOLOMEJ, or possibly from a pet form of the personal name BARBARA.
BARAGA Slovene
A Slovene surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was Slovene-American Roman Catholic bishop Frederic Baraga (1797-1868), who was the bishop of Marquette, a town in Upper Michigan, USA. There is also a village in Upper Michigan named Baraga, which was named after the bishop.
BARAN Czech, Slovak
Baran means "wether" in Czech (Moravian) and Slovak.
BARÁNEK Czech, Slovak
Baránek means "small wether" in Czech (Moravian) and Slovak.
BARANOV Russian
From baran, meaning "ram".
BARINOV Russian
Means "son of the boyar" from Russian барин (barin) meaning "boyar, nobleman".
BARIŠIĆ Croatian
Means ''son of BARIŠA''.
BARJAKTAROVIĆ Montenegrin
Derived from barjaktar (барјактар), meaning "flag bearer, standard bearer".
BARNO Italian, Ukrainian, French, Ancient Aramaic, Russian
The surname Barno was first found in the north of Italy, especially in Tuscany. The name occasionally appears in the south, usually in forms which end in "o," but the northern forms ending in "i" are much more common... [more]
BARSKIY Ukrainian
Means "of Bar", referring to the city of Bar in the Vínnitsya Oblast.
BARSZCZ Polish
Nickname from barszcz "beetroot soup".
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)
BARTOCHOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin with the village of Bartochów.
BAŠIĆ Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from baša, a honorific term for “chief”, “boss”, “head of the family”, etc.
BASIŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Basin.
BASISTA Polish, Czech, Slovak
Occupational name for a double-bass player.
BASZOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Baszowice.
BAYKALOV Russian
Derived from the name of Lake Baikal, derived from Turkish baiköl meaning "rich lake".
BEDNÁŘ Czech
Bednář means "hooper, cooper" in Czech.
BEDNARZ Polish
Occupational name for a cooper in Polish.
BEKANOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Bekanówka.
BEKTEŠEVIĆ Bosnian
Patronymic, meaning "son of BEKTAŞ".
BELIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the word belo meaning "white".
BELIKOV Russian
From Russian белый (beliy) meaning "white, fair".
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.
BELIN Serbian
Variant of Belan.
BELINSKY Russian, Jewish
Habitational surname for someone from Belin in Ukraine, which may be derived from Proto-Slavic *bělъ "white".
BELKIN Russian
Patronymic from the nickname Belka meaning "squirrel" (a derivative of bely "white", referring to the animal's white stomach).
BELOV Russian
From Russian белый (beliy) meaning "white".
BELOVA Russian
Feminine counterpart of BELOV.
BELOVUK Serbian
Means "white wolf" in Serbian.
BELYAKOV Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
BELYAKOVA Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
BEŁZOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Bełzów.
BENČIĆ Croatian
Habitational name for someone from Benčići, Croatia.
BENDA Czech
Benda is short form from names Benjamin or Benedikt.
BENKOWSKI Polish
Polish Origin
BERANOVÁ Czech
Meaning is likely derived from a Slavic word meaning "ram", probably a variant of the same one BARANOV is derived from.
BERBERIĆ Bosnian
Occupational name for a barber, from berber(in) meaning "barber", from Turkish.
BERLIŃSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Berlin.
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".
BIAŁACZOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Białaczów.
BIAŁKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named Bialkowo, Bialków or Bialkowice, all derived from Polish biały meaning "white".
BIEDROŃ Polish
Nickname, either from dialect biedron ‘spotted bullock’, or for someone with conspicuous or deformed hips, from a derivative of dialect biedro ‘hip’.
BIEL Polish, Czech, Slovak
Nickname for a white- or fair-haired person, from Polish biel, Old Czech bielý, Slovak biely "white".
BIELAWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Bielawa.
BIELEC Polish
Nickname for a man with white hair or a blond beard, from biały meaning "white".
BIELECKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bielcza, derived from Polish biel meaning "white".
BIELIŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named Bielin, Bielina, Bielino or Bieliny, all derived from Polish biel meaning "white".
BIENIEK Polish
From a pet form of the personal names BENEDYKT.
BIEŃKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Bieńkowice, Bieńkowiec, or Bieńkowo.
BIERKLE German (Anglicized), Polish (Anglicized)
The surname Bierkle is most likely an anglicized form of the Polish Bierkowski, or the German Bierkandt.... [more]
BIERNACKI Polish
means bear strong
BIESIADA Polish
Nickname from biesiada meaning "feast", "banquet", probably for someone who liked to feast.
BIESIADECKI Polish
Possible name for a person who came from Biesiadki or Biesiadka in Poland.
BIGOVIĆ Croatian
Meaning unknown. Sources say that there's only 35 people with this surname in Croatia.... [more]
BIJELIĆ Croatian
Derived from bijel, meaning "white".
BILCZEWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 distinct Greater Polish villages by the name of Bilczew.
BILEK Czech
Nickname for a fair-haired person, from bílek 'whiteness', a derivative of bílý 'white'.
BILIĆ Croatian
Derived from dialectal bil, standard Croatian bijel, meaning "white".... [more]
BILKO Czech
From the Czech word meaning white.
BILYI Ukrainian
Variant spelling of BILYK.
BILYK Ukrainian
Derived from the word білий meaning "white" in Ukrainian.
BINOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from binowo or other places starting with binow in Poland.
BIRČANIN Serbian
Possibly derived from the village of Birač, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
BIRK Slovene
Of unknown origin.
BIZON Polish
Nickname from bizon meaning "whip", used for a big, ponderous person.
BLACH Polish
Alternatively perhaps a metonymic occupational name from Old Polish blach ‘skeet iron’, ‘metal fittings’.
BLACHOWSKI Polish
Related to forming or rolling thin sheets of metal, perhaps gilding.
BLAGOJEVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of BLAGOJE".
BLAGOVESHCHENSKY Russian
Named after the City of Blagoveshchensk
BŁAŻEJEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Błażejewo, Błażejewice, Błażejewko, or another place named with Błażej, a vernacular form of the personal name BLASIUS.
BLAŽEVIĆ Croatian
Means ''son of BLAŽ''.
BLAZKOWICZ Polish
From the video game series, Wolfenstein, Blazkowicz is the main character.
BŁEŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin anywhere within a cluster of 3 Kuyavian villages in Gmina Izbica Kujawska: Błenna, Błenna A, or Błenna B.
BLINOV Russian
Russian surname, derived from the word "блин" (pancake).
BLINOVA Russian
Feminine form of BLINOV.
BLOKHIN Russian
Russian surname
BŁOŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Błonie, a place named with błonie meaning "meadow".
BOBAN Croatian
Habitational name, originates from Bobanova Draga, a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
BOBECK Swedish, German, Jewish, Slavic
A respelling of the Swedish Bobäck, an ornamental name composed of the elements bo meaning "farm" and bäck meaning "stream".... [more]
BOBIŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bobin or Bobino.
BOBOLA Polish
From a derivative of bób meaning 'bean'.
BOBROV Russian
Patronymic derived from Russian бобр (bobr) or бобёр (bobyor) both meaning "beaver".
BOBROWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bobrowa, Bobrowo, Bobrowce, or Bobrowiec.
BÓBSKI Polish
Possibly derived from the Polish word bób, which means "broad bean".
BOĆWIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masurian villages.
BOGDAN Romanian, Croatian
From the given name BOGDAN.
BOGDANOWICZ Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bogdanowo or Bogdanów, both derived from the given name BOGDAN.
BOGDANSKI Polish
Habitational name for a person from "Bogdanowo" or "Bogdanka" or any other places with Bogdan in it in Poland.
BOGOYAVLENSKY Russian
Derived from Russian богоявление (bogoyavleniye) meaning "epiphany, theophany".
BOGUNOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of BOGUN".
BOGUSŁAWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Boguslaw or Boguslawice, both derived from the given name BOGUSŁAW.
BOIKOV Bulgarian, Russian
Variant transcription of BOYKOV.
BOJIĆ Serbian
Derived from boj (бој), meaning "battle".
BOLEN Czech, Polish
From a pet form of the given names BOLESLAV, BOLESŁAW or BOLEBOR.... [more]
BOLEWSKI Polish
Comes from the given name BOLESŁAW, also a name for a person who comes from Bolewice or other places starting with -Bolew in Poland.
BOLIBRUCH Slovak
This name is a last name in the Slovak region.
BOLIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the word bol, meaning "pain, ache".
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".
BORICHEVSKAYA Russian
Feminine transcription of BORICHEVSKY.
BORISOVA Bulgarian, Russian
Means "daughter of BORIS". It is the feminine form of BORISOV.
BORISOW Ukrainian
The origin of this name comes from Ukraine, the original name being Borisov.
BORISYUK Russian
Russian transcription of BORYSYUK.
BORKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations called Borki, Borkowice or Borek, all derived from Polish bór meaning "conifer forest, pine forest".
BOROWICZ Polish
Patronymic from a pet form of Borowy, or from Borzyslaw, Bolebor, or some other personal name formed with the element bor ‘to fight’.
BORSOK Russian, Jewish, German (Austrian)
Pronouced "Boar-sook"... [more]
BORTNICK Ukrainian, Jewish
Occupational name for a beekeeper, Ukrainian bortnik.
BORYSOVA Ukrainian
Ukrainian feminine form of BORYSOV.
BORYSYUK Ukrainian
Means "son of BORYS".
BOŠKOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of BOŠKO".
BOSNIĆ Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian
Means ''from Bosnia''.
BOŠNJAK Croatian, Serbian
Derived from "Bošnjak", for someone who has their roots in Bosnia. This surname is rare in Bosnian Muslims.
BOSOY Russian
Derived from босой (bosoy) meaning "barefoot". This may have been a nickname for a poor person of the lower class.
BOTKIN Russian
This was the surname of EVGENIY Botkin ( 1865 - 1918) who was the Russian court physician. He remained loyal to the family of Tsar Nicholas II Romanov when the revolution occurred and followed them into exile in Siberia... [more]
BOYKOV Bulgarian, Russian
Means "son of BOYKO".
BOŽAK Croatian
Derived from the forename BOŽO.
BOŽIĆ Croatian
Diminutive of bog, meaning "god", literally means Christmas.
BOŽIKOV Croatian
From božikovina, meaning "holly".
BOZINOVIC Serbian
Son of Bozidar
BRATIĆ Serbian
Means ''little brother''.
BRATOV Russian
Derived either from Russian брат (brat) meaning "brother" or from short form BRAT of various Old Russian given names.
BRAVERMAN Jewish, Ukrainian, Polish
A fairly common Jewish surname from Ukraine,Poland,and in some cases Russia.
BREGAR Slovene, Croatian
Derived from breg meaning ''hill''.
BRNČIĆ Croatian
Meaning unknown.
BRODSKY Czech
Habitational name derived from a number of places, including Bohemia.
BRODZIŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called for example Brudzyń (formerly Brodzino) in Konin voivodeship, or Brodna in Piła voivodeship.
BRONIKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name from any of several places called Broniki or Bronikowo, in Konin, Leszczno, Piła, and Sieradz provinces.
BROZOVIĆ Croatian
Derived from BROZ.
BRUSKI Polish
Habitational surname for someone from a place called Brus.
BRZEZINSKI Polish
This last name is Polish because it's got Z's in them and also it ends with "ski" which is a Polish last name.
BRZOZA Polish
Topographic name from brzoza meaning ‘birch tree’.
BRZOZOGAJSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Brzozogaj.
BRZOZOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place named with brzoza meaning "birch tree", for example Brzozowa, Brzozowice, or Brzozowo.
BRZUMIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Brzumin.
BUBANJA Montenegrin
Derived from bubanj, meaning "drum".
BUBIEN Polish
The name came originally from France. An officer of Napoleon Bonaparte during the French Russian war, in 1812 stayed in Poland and married. One of his sons, became a regional Judge and large land owner in the Belarus area of Poland... [more]
BUBLIK Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
From bublik, a bagel-like bread roll.
BUCALOV Russian
Unknown origin, but could be connected to BAKALOV.
BUCALOV Russian, Moldovan
Unknown origin and meaning, could be connected to BAKALOV.
BUCHCICKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Buchcice.
BUCZYŃSKI Polish
Name for a person from any of various towns named Buczyn or Buczyna, derived from Polish buczyna meaning "beechwood, beech forest".
BUDIMIR Croatian, Serbian
From the given name BUDIMIR.
BUDUROV Russian
It is believed to mean "The Blessed One" or "Bless You" in Russian.
BUDZISZEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Budziszewo.
BUGAJSKI Polish
Habitational name from any of numerous places called Bugaj.
BUJALSKI Polish
Nickname for a storyteller, Polish bujała.
BUJNOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bujnowo or Bujnow, named with bujny ‘luxuriant’, ‘bushy’, ‘fertile’.
BUKOVSKY Russian
Russian variant of BUKOWSKI.
BULIĆ Croatian
Derived from Ottoman Turkish bula meaning "a married woman or a Muslim woman in harem pants or covered with a headscarf" or from the forename Bule a hypocoristic of BUDISLAV, BUDIMIR, BUDIVOJ, BUDIMIL.
BUR Swiss, Low German, Czech, French
Swiss and North German variant of BAUER. ... [more]
BURCZYK Polish
Nickname for a grouse or complainer, from burczeć meaning "to grumble".
BURIAN Czech
Derived from the given name Burjan.
BURKOWSKI Polish
It is composed of buk (Common Slavic for "beech tree") and the Slavic suffixes -ov and -ski. In some cases, the name may originate from a toponym
BURLIN Russian
From burla, meaning "storm".
BURWITZ Polabian
From Polabian bur (farmer) and the germanized slavic ending -witz.... [more]
BURZINSKI Polish
Variant spelling of Burzynski.
BURZYŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations called Burzyn, derived from Polish burza meaning "storm, tempest".
BUTKOVIĆ Croatian
Habitational name for someone from Butkovići, Croatia.
BYANSKI Polish
looking for the meaning of this name as it is my maiden name.
BYDŁOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Bydłowa.
BYKOV Russian
From byk, meaning "bull".
BYKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bykowice or Byków.
BZOVSKY Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian form of BZOWSKI.
BZOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone who comes from the town of Bzowo in Poland.
ČABARKAPA Serbian, Montenegrin
Derived from čabar (чабар), meaning "tub, bucket", and kapa (капа), meaning "cap, hat".
ČÁP Czech
Means "stork" in Czech.
CAR Croatian, Serbian
Means "Tzar".
ČEKIĆ Serbian, Bosnian
Derived from čekić (чекић), meaning "hammer".
ČELAR Serbian, Croatian
Derived from čelar (челар), meaning "beekeeper".
ČELIK Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik, meaning "steel".
ČELIKOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik, meaning "steel". The -ović suffix is a patronym.
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