are used by Slavic peoples.
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Originally indicated a person from Kočevje (Gottschee County), a city and municipality in southern Slovenia.
meaning "(cone-shaped lump of) cream cheese". The word homolka itself is derived from homole
"cone". This was either a nickname for a mild person or an occupational name for someone who made cheese.
HOSPOD Polish, Slovak
From the Proto-Slavic gospod
, meaning "lord, or host." Variant of the Old Polish gospodzin
, meaning "landlord." It also may be derived from the Slovak hospodár
, meaning "farmer," denoting a farmer who owned and managed his own land as opposed to one who was bound to a manor by serfdom.
HRDINA Czech, Slovak
Hrdina is a Czech and Slovak surname meaning "hero". Two notable bearers are Jan Hrdina, and Jiří Hrdina, both are ice hockey players.
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Hruszew.
It indicates familial origin within any of several Polesian villages named "Hryniewicze".
Habitational name for someone from places starting with "Hržen-".
HUDEC Czech, Slovak
Occupational name for a fiddler, hudec, a derivative of housti meaning "to play the fiddle".
HURBAN English, French, Dutch, German, Sorbian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Hungarian, Romanian, Jewish
Variant of URBAN
Nickname for an aggressive person, from hurt ‘attack.’
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Moravian towns.
From Russian игумен (igumen)
meaning "hegumen", referring to the head of an Eastern Orthodox monastery.
Means "son of the imam", from Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām)
referring to a Muslim leader.
JABŁONOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Jabłonowo or Jabłonow; both place names are from jabłoń meaning "apple tree".
JABLONSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Jablonka, Jablonna, or Jablonica, all places named with jablon
"apple tree", or the diminutive form jablonka.
JAGODZIŃSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Jagodziny, Jagodzinek, or Jagodziniec, all named with jagoda meaning "berry".
Jágr is a Czech-language surname. It is related to the German surname Jäger which means "hunter" in German. It is used by the Ice Hockey player Jaromír Jágr.
Habitational name for someone from Januszewo or Januszewice, both named with the personal name Janusz
Habitational name for someone from places named Jaroszewo or Jaroszowce, both derived from the given name JAROSZ
A Polish surname meaning "Grouse". A nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
Variant spelling of JARZĄBEK
, from jarząbek meaning "grouse", presumably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor 'maple', 'sycamore'.
JAWORSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor meaning "maple", "sycamore".
JELAVIĆ Serbian, Bosnian
derived from the place name Jelav
, one of the places in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Habitational name for someone from Jezioro, Jeziory, Jeziora, or Jezierzyce, all places named with jezioro meaning "lake".
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.
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Kaczanów or Kaczanowo, named with Polish kaczan meaning "cob".
Occupational name for someone who worked as an innkeeper from Polish karczma
Kajmak (or kaymak) is a dairy product from southeastern Europe and Central Asia.
Means "maker of kalaches", a variant of калачник (kalachnik)
- itself composed of калач (kalach)
, a type of bread, and the agent suffix -ник (-nik)
. See also KALASHNIKOV
Means "son of the kalach-maker", derived from Russian калашник (kalashnik)
, a variant of калачник (kalachnik)
"maker of kalaches" - kalach being a type of bread - combined with the patronymic suffix -ов (-ov)
Possibly derived from Turkish kale
, meaning "castle, fortress".
Russian, from the elements Kal
("of"), therefore meaning "of Kal." Kal
may be a shortened element of a Russian given name or place name.