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.
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".
JAZBEC Slovene
Means ''badger'' in Slovenian.
JEKNIĆ Montenegrin
Derived from jekanje (јекање), meaning "moaning, crying".
JELAVIĆ Serbian, Bosnian
derived from the place name Jelav, one of the places in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
JELUŠIĆ Croatian
The first ever appearance recorded to this date was even before the Turkish men (Ottoman) broke into the Kingdom of Croatia (around 13. century).... [more]
JENDRE German (Anglicized, Rare), Czech (Anglicized, Rare), Slovak (Anglicized, Rare), Danish (Anglicized, Rare)
Jendre is an anglicized version of many surnames throughout Europe that start with 'Jendre'.... [more]
JERAK Croatian
Derived from the forename JERE, short form of JERONIM.
JERAS Croatian, Slovene
Derived from the forename JERE, short form of JERONIM.
JEREC Croatian
Derived from the forename JERE, short form of JERONIM.
JERENIĆ Serbian (Rare)
Derived from the forename JERE, short form of JERONIM.
JERIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename JERE, short form of JERONIM.
JERIČ Slovene
Derived from the forename JERE, short form of JERONIM.
JERIČEVIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename JERE, short form of JERONIM.
JERKAN Croatian
Derived from the forename JERE, short form of JERONIM.
JERKOV Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the forename JERKO.
JERKOVAC Croatian (Rare)
Derived from the forename JERKO.
JERKOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of JERKO''.
JEROLIMOV Croatian
Derived from the forename JEROLIM.
JEZAVIT Belarusian
Derived from dialectal Belarusian езавіт (jezavit), an equivalent to standard езуіт (jezuit) meaning "jesuit".
JEZAVITAŬ Belarusian
Patronymic surname derived from dialectal Belarusian езавіт (jezavit) meaning "jesuit".
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
JORDANOV Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "son of JORDAN" in Macedonian, while it is also a Bulgarian variant transcription of YORDANOV.
JOSIPOVIĆ Croatian
Means "son of JOSIP" in Croatian.... [more]
JOVANOV Serbian, Macedonian
Patronymic, meaning "son of JOVAN".
JOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of JOVAN".
JOVIĆEVIĆ Serbian, Montenegrin
Patronymic, meaning "son of JOVAN".
JOVIČIĆ Serbian
Means "son of JOVAN".
JOZIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of JOZO".
JUNUZOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of YUNUS
JURCZAK Polish
From a pet form of the personal name JUREK.
JUREVIČ Belarusian
Means "son of JURYJ".
JURIŠIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of JURE".
JURJEVIĆ Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of JURAJ".
JUSTIN French, English, Slovene
From a medieval personal name, Latin JUSTINUS, a derivative of JUSTUS.
JUSUFI Albanian, Macedonian
Derived from the given name JUSUF.
JUSUFOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of JUSUF" in Bosnian.
JUZAFOVIČ Belarusian
Means "son of JUZAF".
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".
KACZMAREK Polish
Name for a person who worked as an innkeeper, derived from Polish karczma meaning "inn".
KACZOR Polish
Means "drake (male duck)" in Polish.
KADIJEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from kadija (кадија), meaning "Qadi", a judge of a Sharia court.
KADZIEL Polish
Given by female royal for safe escort
KAJMAK Croatian
Kajmak (or kaymak) is a dairy product from southeastern Europe and Central Asia.
KĄKOL Polish
Means "corncockle".
KALAFATOVIĆ Croatian
Derived from kalafat, meaning "caulker", a type of shipbuilder.
KALASHNIK Ukrainian
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.
KALASHNIKOV Russian
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)... [more]
KALE Croatian
Possibly derived from Turkish kale, meaning "castle, fortress".
KALEB Croatian
Possibly rom the name CALEB.... [more]
KALEV Russian
Russian, from the elements Kal and -ev ("of"), therefore meaning "of Kal." Kal may be a shortened element of a Russian given name or place name.
KALINIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
KALININ Russian
Derived from Russian калина (kalina) meaning "guelder rose" (a type of plant).
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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KAMENEV Russian
Russian spelling of surname Kamanov
KAMENOV Bulgarian
Means "son of KAMEN".
KAMIŃSKA Polish
Feminine form of KAMIŃSKI.
KAPETANOVIĆ Croatian, Bosnian
Occupational surname derived from kapetan meaning "captain".
KAPIĆ Bosnian
Derived from kapa, meaning "hat, cap".
KAPUŚCIŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from the town of Kapuścin or Kapuścino, both named from Polish kapusta meaning "cabbage".
KAPUSTIN Russian
From kapusta, meaning "cabbage".
KARAĐIĆ Serbian
Variant of KARADŽIĆ, and often its misspelling.
KARAĐORĐEVIĆ Serbian
Derived from the nickname KARAĐORĐE.
KARADŽIĆ Montenegrin, Serbian
Derived from Turkish karaca, meaning "roe deer".
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’.
KARÉLIN Russian
Altered spelling of Russian Karélin, ethnic name for someone from Karelia (see KARJALA).
KARELUŠA Serbian
Famous bearer of this surname is Serbian singer Jelena Kareluša (1978-)
KAREN Czech
From a diminutive of the given name KAREL.
KARENIN Russian
Masculine form of the surname KARENINA.
KARI Finnish, German (Austrian), Slovene (?), Hungarian, Indian, Marathi
As a Finnish name, it is a topographic and ornamental name from kari "small island", "stony rapids", "sandbar", or "rocky place in a field". This name is found throughout Finland.... [more]
KARLA Czech
Karla, from English - carla
KARLIN Polish
Polish habitational name from a village in Poland.
KARLOV Russian
Means "son of KARL".
KARPOV Russian
Means "son of KARP".
KARTASHOV Russian
Meaning uncertain.
KARYAKIN Russian
Meaning uncertain.
KAŠĆELAN Montenegrin
Derived from Italian castello, meaning "castle".
KASHEVAROV Russian
Derived from Russian кашевар (kashevar) meaning "cook (in military unit or team of workers)".
KASIMOV Russian
From the city of Kasimov, located in Ryazan district, Russia.
KASPBRAK Polish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Kasprzak.
KASPER German, Czech
From the given name KASPER.
KASPEROVICH Belarusian
The last name taken literally is Kasper's son with -vich being a common patronymic suffix in Belarus and other slavic countries. The Kasper likey refers to an unknown Kasper in the family. However some stories tie the name to one of the wise men who visited Jesus after his birth - not named in the Bible but later referred to as Gaspar or Caspar/Kaspar in Eastern European traditions.
KASTELIC Slovene
Means "from a castle".
KASUNIĆ Croatian
Possibly derived from the old Slavic word kazati, meaning "to order, to command".
KATALINIĆ Croatian
Means "son of KATALIN" in Croatian.
KATIN Russian
Matronymic surname derived from a diminutive KATYA of the Russian given name YEKATERINA.
KATZMAN Slavic
Slavic form of KATZ. Means "high priest, king."
KAZACOV Russian
Variant spelling of KAZAKOV.
KAZAK Russian
Unisex Russian surname, meaning the word "Cossack"
KAZAKOV Russian
From Russian казак (kazak) meaning "Cossack".
KAZAN Ukrainian, Belarusian, Jewish
From Turkish kazan meaning "kettle, boiler, furnace".
KAZANOV Russian
Means "of Kazan", either referring to the city of Kazan in Tatarstan, Russia, or from a given name. The name is most likely of Turkic origin, possibly from Bulgar qazan meaning "cauldron, pot", which would have been used to denote someone who made pots.
KAZIMIROV Russian
Means "son of KAZIMIR".
KAŹMIERCZAK Polish
Derived from the given name KAZIMIERZ.
KELAVA Croatian
Possibly derived from Turkish kel, meaning "bald".... [more]
KHIL Russian
Russian spelling of HILL. A notable bearer was Russian baritone singer Eduard Khil (1934-2012).
KHIRIN Russian
Possibly derived from dialectal Russian хиря (khirya) meaning "illness".
KHLEBNIKOV Russian
This surname means a baker who makes bread.
KHMYZ Russian
Derived from dialectal Russian хмыз (khmyz) meaning "bush, thicket".
KHOKHLOV Russian
Derived from Russian хохол (khokhol) meaning "topknot". Khokhol is also a derogatory word often used to describe Ukrainians.
KHOLODOV Russian
Derived from Russian холод (kholod) meaning "cold".
KHORINYAK Russian
Uncertain meaning.
KHRAPKO Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian (Rare)
Derived from East Slavic храп (khrap) meaning "snore".
KHRUSHCHEV Russian
Derived from Russian хрущ (khrushch) meaning "cockchafer" or "May beetle".
KHRUSHCHEVA Russian
Feminine counterpart of Khrushchev.
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).
KIRILOV Russian
Means "son of KIRILL".
KIŠ Serbian, Croatian
Possibly derived from Turkish kış, meaning "winter", or Hungarian kis, meaning "small".
KISHKA Ukrainian
Means "Cat" in Ukrainian.
KJUKA Macedonian
Kjuka has its highest incidence in North Macedonia.
KLANAC Croatian
Means ''gorge, ravine, narrow pass''.
KLARIĆ Croatian, Slovene
From the given name KLARA
KLEMENČIČ Slovene
Means "son of KLEMEN".
KLIMASZEWSKI Polish
Name for someone from a place called Klimaszewnica or Klimasze, both derived from Klimasz, a pet form of the given name KLEMENS.
KLIMENTOV Russian
Means "son of KLIMENT."
KLIMOV Russian
Means "son of KLIM".
KLIN Slovene
Slovenian: nickname for someone with a beak-shaped nose, from kljun ‘beak’, ‘bill’ (old spelling klun).
KMET Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, and Slovak status name for a type of peasant. In Slovenia this denoted a peasant who had his own landed property. In Serbia and elsewhere it was a status name for a feudal peasant farmer who cultivated the land of his lord instead of paying rent or doing military service... [more]
KNAVS Slovene
Slovenian form of KNAUS, this was the maiden name of Donald Trump's wife, and current First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump.
KNEZ Slovene, Croatian
Derived from knez, meaning "prince".
KOČÍ Czech
Kočí means "driver".
KOCIOŁEK Polish
It literally means "small kettle".
KOCIS Slovak
Slovak derivative of Hungarian KOCSIS "Coachman".
KOCUR Ukrainian
means "tom cat" or "male cat"
KOJADINOVIĆ Serbian
Derived from the forename KOJADIN.
KOJANOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the forename KOJA.
KOJIĆ Serbian
Derived from the forename KOJA.
KOJOVIĆ Serbian
Derived from the forename KOJA.
KOKOSZKA Polish
Nickname for a fussy or broody person, from kokoszka "laying hen".
KOKOTOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
From the Slavic word kokot meaning "rooster, cock".
KOLAC Croatian
From kolac, meaning "(wooden) stake".
KOŁAKOWSKI Polish
Name for someone originally from a place called Kołaków, Kołaki or Kołakowo.
KOLARAC Croatian
Derived from KOLAR.
KOLAREC Croatian
Derived from KOLAR.
KOLAREK Croatian
Derived from KOLAR.
KOLARIN Croatian
Derived from KOLAR.
KOLAROV Serbian, Bulgarian
An occupational surname derived from kolar, meaning "wheelwright".
KOLENOVIĆ Montenegrin
Derived from koleno (колено), meaning "knee".
KOLESAR Czech (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare), German (Austrian, Modern, Rare)
Means either 'wheelwright' or 'coleminer' depending on the region.
KOLESNIK Ukrainian
From kolesnik, meaning "wheelwright".
KOLESNIKOV Russian
Means "son of the wheelwright" from Russian колесо (koleso) "wheel".
KOLIN Russian
Derived from a diminutive KOLYA of the Russian given name NIKOLAY.
KOLJENOVIĆ Bosnian
Derived from koljeno, meaning "knee".
KOLO Polish
A Polish surname for someone who was born in the area of Koło, Wielkopolskie, Poland
KOŁODZIEJCZAK Polish
From the Polish word kołodziej meaning ''wheelwright''.
KOLOVRAT Russian, Croatian, Czech
A Kolovrat is a swastika-type Slavic symbol resembling a spinning wheel.
KOLYVANOV Russian
Uncertain meaning. Possibly derived from Old Russian Колывань (Kolyvan), an Old Russian name of the city of Tallinn.
KOMAROV Russian
From Russian комар (komar) meaning "mosquito".
KONČAR Slovene, Serbian, Croatian
Derived from konac meaning ''thread'', ''string''.
KONDA Slovene
Pet form of the personal name Kondrad
KONEČNÝ Czech, Slovak
From Czech and Slovak konečný meaning ''final, last, finite''. Perhaps a nickname for the youngest son of a family, a topographic name for someone who lived at the end of a settlement, or a nickname for someone who brought something to a conclusion.
KONIČANIN Serbian
Habitational name for someone from the village of Koniče, Serbia.
KONIECPOLSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Koniecpol.
KONOPÁSEK Czech
From konopa meaning "hemp", probably an occupational name for a rope maker.
KONOVALOV Russian
Derived from dialectal Russian коновал (konoval) meaning "farrier, horseleech".
KONVALINKA Czech
Means "lily-of-the-valley" in Czech.
KOPKO Polish, Ukrainian
Kopeck is a reduced pet form of the personal name Prokop.... [more]
KOPŘIVA Czech
Means "nettle".
KOPRIVA Slovak
Means "nettle".
KOPRIVICA Serbian, Croatian
A diminutive of kopriva meaning ''nettle''.
KOPYTO Polish, Jewish
Jewish Polish name possibly meaning "hoof"
KOPYTOV Russian
Patronymic surname derived from Russian копыто (kopyto) meaning "hoof". This may have been a nickname for a lame man or a shepherd.
KORADA Polish
Polish: nickname from porada ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.
KORALEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Koralewo in Ciechanów voivodeship.
KORBEL Czech
Occupational name for a maker of drinking vessels, from korbel "tankard".
KORBUT Ukrainian, Belarusian
From a form of the Lithuanian given name Kaributas. A famous bearer is former Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut (1955-).
KOREN Slovene, Hebrew
Koren is a surname which has multiple origins. Koren may be a variant of the German occupational surname KORN, meaning a dealer in grain. Alternatively, it may be a variant of the Greek female name Kora... [more]
KORETSKIY Russian
Name for a person originally from the Ukrainian city of Korets, derived from Russian корец (korets) or корчик (korchik) both referring to a type of ladle.
KORETSKY Russian, Jewish
Alternate transcription of KORETSKIY.
KOROLEV Russian
From korol, meaning "king".
KOROLIUK Ukrainian
Based on the root word "король" (Korol), meaning "King"
KOROLYOV Russian
Derived from Russian король (korol) meaning "king".
KORUS Czech, Polish
Derived from the given name KORNEL.
KOSHKOV Russian (Rare)
Possibly from Russian кошка (koshka) "cat".
KOŠIR Slovene
From the Slavic word koš meaning "basket". It originally indicated a person who made or sold baskets.
KOŠKA Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian кошка (koška) meaning "cat".