Slavic Submitted Surnames

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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]
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.
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.
KARPOV Russian
Means "son of KARP".
KARTASHOV Russian
Meaning uncertain.
KARYAKIN Russian
Meaning uncertain.
KAŠĆELAN Montenegrin
Derived from Italian castello, meaning "castle".
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.
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.
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".
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.
KLANAC Croatian
Means ''gorge, ravine, narrow pass''.
KLARIĆ Croatian, Slovene
From the given name KLARA
KLEMENČIČ Slovene
Means "son of KLEMEN".
KLIMASZEWSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from Klimaszewnica or Klimasze in Łomża voivodeship, so called from the personal name Klimasz, a pet form of KLEMENS
KLIMENTOV Russian
Means "son of KLIMENT."
KLIMOV Russian
Means "son of KLIM".
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".
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.
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 Russian dialectal 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"
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]
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.
KOSTIUK Polish
Patronymic from a pet form of the personal name KONSTANTY
KOSTOVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of KOSTA".
KOSTRA Czech, Slovak
Unusual surname found in Slovakia and the Czech Republic meaning "skeleton" from the word kostra, ultimately from the word kost meaning "bone". In Czech in particular, kostra refers only to the biological meaning of "skeleton" - a skeleton as an independent entity is known as a kostlivec.
KOT Polish, Slovak, Czech, Belarusian, Jewish, German
From a personal name or nickname based on Slavic kot "tom cat".
KOTARAC Serbian, Croatian
Derived from kotar, a type of district.
KOTLARZ Polish, Jewish
Occupational name for a boilermaker or coppersmith, from the Polish word kotlarz meaning "boilermaker".... [more]
KOTNIK Slovene
Derived from kot "corner". The name referred to someone who was from a remote area.
KOTT German, Polish, Czech
German: variant of Koth or Kotz.... [more]
KOTWICA Polish
Comes from the Polish word kotwica meaning 'anchor'.
KOVÁČIK Slovak
Comes from a pet form of KOVÁČ, 'smith'.
KOVALESKI Belarusian
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kovali in Belarus, or perhaps Kavoliai in Lithuania, named with a derivative of kavalj meaning "smith".
KOWAL Polish
Blacksmith
KOWALEWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from places called Kowalew or Kowalewo, named with kowal "smith" or an occupational name for a blacksmith.
KOWALKOWSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kowalki or Kowaliki, named with kowalik
KOWERSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Kowersk.
KOZAK Polish, Czech, Slovak, Sorbian, Ukrainian
Ethnic name for a Cossack, a member of a people descended from a group of runaway serfs who set up a semi-independent military republic in Ukraine in the 15th and 16th centuries.
KOZAKIEWICZ Polish
Patronymic from KOZAK.
KOZAR Ukrainian, Russian, Croatian, Slovene
Means “goatherd”.
KOZHEMYAKIN Russian
Derived from Russian кожемяка (kozhemyaka) meaning "currier, tanner".
KOZICKI Polish
A habitational name for someone from several places called Kozice, named with Koza 'nanny goat'.... [more]
KOZYREV Russian
From Russian козырь (kozyr) meaning "high standing collar" or "canopy" or "head of a sleigh".
KOZYREVA Russian
Feminine form of KOZYREV.
KRACÍK Czech
The origin is not known.
KRAJEWSKI Polish (Rare)
Habitational name taken from places in Poland named with Polish kraj "border area".
KRAKOWSKY Czech (Anglicized)
Person from the city of Krakow, Poland.
KRALJ Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Means "king".
KRALJEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
From kralj ''king'', means ''little king, prince''.
KRALJIĆ Croatian, Serbian
From kralj ''king''.
KRAMARIĆ Croatian
Possibly a Croatian form of KRÄMER.
KRASIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Krasne, Przasnysz County.
KRASNOV Russian
From Russian красный (krasniy) meaning "red".
KRÁSNÝ Czech, Slovak
Means "beautiful". Pronounced "KRAHS-nee".
KRASOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from the villages of Krasowa, Krasów, or Krasowa.
KRÁTKÝ Czech
Means "short".
KRATOCHVÍLE Czech
Means "amusing".
KRAVAR Croatian
Means ''cow herder''.
KRAWCZYK Polish
From krawiec meaning "tailor", possibly more accurately meaning "taylor's son".
KRČMAR Croatian
Derived from Croatian krčmar meaning "innkeeper, tavern owner, barkeeper", which is ultimately derived from Croatian krčma meaning "inn, tavern, pub".... [more]
KREMENOVIĆ Serbian
Derived from kremen (кремен), meaning "flint".
KREMIC Bosnian (Rare)
Surname Kremić was used in early middle-ages, in Bosnia. It was used by royal and ordinary people. That surname is very rare today and it's almost extinct, but in the past it had very big influence.
KRISTOFOVICH Russian
Patronymic of Polish, Ukrainian or Belarusian origin meaning "son of KRISTOF".
KRIVÁŇ Slovak
Taken from the name of the mountain Kriváň, ultimately from kriv- meaning "bent, crooked".
KRIVOKAPIĆ Montenegrin, Serbian
Derived from krivo, meaning "wrong", and kapa, meaning "hat, cap".
KRIŽAJ Slovene
Means "crucify" in Slovene.
KRIŽANEC Croatian
From Croatian križ, meaning "cross".
KROLIKOV Russian
Patronymic derived from Russian кролик (krolik) meaning "male rabbit".
KROLL German, Dutch, Polish
Nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle High German krol 'curly', Middle Low German krulle 'ringlet', 'curl', Middle Dutch croel, crul (apparently a loanword from German)... [more]
KRSTAJIĆ Montenegrin, Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of KRSTO".
KRSTANOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from krst, meaning "cross".
KRSTIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from krst, meaning "cross".
KRSTIČEVIĆ Croatian
Derived from krst, meaning "cross".
KRUCHOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Kruchowo.
KRUKOWSKY Polish (Americanized, Rare)
Variant of KRUKOWSKI, used outside Poland.
KRUZHKIN Russian
Derived from Russian кружка (kruzhka) meaning "cup, mug, tankard". This may have been a nickname either for a drinker or a cupmaker.
KRYČAŬSKI Belarusian
This indicates familial origin within the city of Krýčaŭ.
KRYGIN Russian
Derived from dialectal Russian крыга (kryga) meaning "ice floe".
KRYSHTOFOVYCH Ukrainian
Surname of Polish origin meaning "son of KRYSHTOF".
KRZNAR Croatian
Means ''furrier''.
KRZNARIĆ Croatian
From krznar meaning ''furrier''.
KRZYŻANIAK Polish
"pertaining to the cross" in Polish
KRZYŻANOWSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from Krzyżanów in Piotrków or Płock voivodeships, Krzyżanowo in Płock or Poznań voivodeships, or various places in Poland called Krzyżanowice, all named with krzyż ‘cross’.
KRZYZEWSKI Polish
Any last name that stars with a "krz" is Polish or end with an "ski".
KSIAZEK Polish
Nickname meaning ‘little priest’ or possibly a patronymic for an illegitimate son of a priest, from ksiadz ‘priest’ + the diminutive suffix -ek.nickname meaning ‘little prince’, from a diminutive of ksia?ze ‘prince’.
KUBA Dutch, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish
From KUBA, a pet form of the personal name JAKUB.
KUBEC Czech
Kubec is short form of Jakub.
KUCHAŘ Czech
Means "Chief", "Cook".
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