are used by Slavic peoples.
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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.
Name for someone from any of various locations named Kalinowa, Kalinowo or Kalinów, all derived from Polish kalina
meaning "viburnum (a type of plant)".
Habitational name for someone from the town of Kapuścin or Kapuścino, both named from Polish kapusta
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.
habitational name for someone from Karczew, named with Polish karcz ‘stump’.
Famous bearer of this surname is Serbian singer Jelena Kareluša (1978-)
Polish habitational name from a village in Poland.
From the city of Kasimov, located in Ryazan district, Russia.
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.
Possibly derived from the old Slavic word kazati
, meaning "to order, to command".
Unisex Russian surname, meaning the word "Cossack"
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.
Russian spelling of HILL
. A notable bearer was Russian baritone singer Eduard Khil (1934-2012).
Possibly derived from dialectal Russian хиря (khirya)
Derived from Russian хохол (khokhol)
meaning "topknot". Khokhol
is also a derogatory word often used to describe Ukrainians.
Derived from Russian хрущ (khrushch)
meaning "cockchafer" or "May beetle".
Polish from kiel
‘tooth’, ‘fang’, hence a nickname for someone with bad or protruding teeth.
KIŠ Serbian, Croatian
Possibly derived from Turkish kış
, meaning "winter", or Hungarian kis
, meaning "small".
habitational name for someone from Klimaszewnica or Klimasze in Łomża voivodeship, so called from the personal name Klimasz, a pet form of KLEMENS
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]
Slovenian form of KNAUS
, this was the maiden name of Donald Trump's wife, and current First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump
Nickname for a fussy or broody person, from kokoszka
Name for someone originally from a place called Kołaków, Kołaki or Kołakowo.
Means "son of the wheelwright" from Russian колесо (koleso)
A Polish surname for someone who was born in the area of Koło, Wielkopolskie, Poland
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.
Habitational name for someone from the village of Koniče, Serbia.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Koniecpol.
From konopa meaning "hemp", probably an occupational name for a rope maker.
Derived from Russian dialectal коновал (konoval)
meaning "farrier, horseleech".
Habitational name for someone from a place called Koralewo in Ciechanów voivodeship.
Occupational name for a maker of drinking vessels, from korbel
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
From the Slavic word koš
meaning "basket". It originally indicated a person who made or sold baskets.
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
KOTLARZ Polish, Jewish
Occupational name for a boilermaker or coppersmith, from the Polish word kotlarz
meaning "boilermaker".... [more]
Derived from kot
"corner". The name referred to someone who was from a remote area.
Comes from the Polish word kotwica
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".
KOWALEWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from places called Kowalew or Kowalewo, named with kowal
"smith" or an occupational name for a blacksmith.
habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kowalki or Kowaliki, named with kowalik
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.
A habitational name for someone from several places called Kozice, named with Koza 'nanny goat'.... [more]
From Russian козырь (kozyr)
meaning "high standing collar" or "canopy" or "head of a sleigh".
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Krasne, Przasnysz County.
meaning "tailor", possibly more accurately meaning "taylor's son".
Derived from Croatian krčmar
meaning "innkeeper, tavern owner, barkeeper", which is ultimately derived from Croatian krčma
meaning "inn, tavern, pub".... [more]
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.
Taken from the name of the mountain Kriváň, ultimately from kriv-
meaning "bent, crooked".
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]
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Kruchowo.
Derived from Russian кружка (kruzhka)
meaning "cup, mug, tankard". This may have been a nickname either for a drinker or a cupmaker.
Derived from dialectal Russian крыга (kryga)
meaning "ice floe".
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’.
Any last name that stars with a "krz" is Polish or end with an "ski".
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’.