Slavic Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Slavic peoples.
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PETÁK Czech
Derivative of the personal name Petr, Czech form of Peter.
PETEK Slovene, Croatian
Derived from petek "Friday".
PETKOV Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means “son of Petko” in Bulgarian and Macedonian.
PETRANOV Bulgarian
From Greek petros meaning "rock" or "stone".
PETRENKO Ukrainian, Russian, Moldovan
A surname traced to the Cossacks.
PETREVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of Petar".
PETŘÍČEK Czech
From given name Petr.
PETRÍČEK Czech
Derived from a diminutive of Petr.
PETRIČEK Croatian
From given name Petar.
PETRIČEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
A patronymic derived from Petrič, a diminutive of Petar.
PETROVA Bulgarian, Russian
Feminine form of Petrov.
PETROVICH Ukrainian, Belarusian
Patronymic from Petro, the Ukrainian form of Peter.
PETRYNIEC Ukrainian
From the given name Peter.
PEVEC Croatian
From pevec meaning ''rooster''
PILARSKI Polish
Occupational name for a sawyer, Polish pilarz + -ski, common ending of surnames.
PINSON Jewish, Russian
Derived from Spanish "pinzon", meaning "finch".
PIONKE German, Polish
Germanized form of Slavic Pinoek, which is a nickname from pionek ‘puppet’.
PIÓRKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name from places called Piórkowo in Toruń voivodeship or Piórków in Tarnobrzeg voivodeship.
PIRONKOV Bulgarian
A professional Bulgarian tennis player, Tsvetana Pironkova, bears this surname.
PISULA Polish, Lithuanian
Informal nickname for a scribe or clerk, from a derivative of Polish pisać ‘to write’.
PIVEC Czech
Nickname for a drinker, from pivo meaning ‘beer’.
PIVONKA Czech
Czech word for peony. Also given as a nickname meaning one with rosy cheeks
PLAMENOV Bulgarian
Means "son of Plamen".
PLÁŇSKER Czech (Rare, Archaic), Slovak (Rare, Archaic), German (Rare, Archaic)
Originating from Bohemia, a region between The Czech Republic and Germany. The name means "forest clearing", Pláň: forest, sker: clearing. It is a very rare last name with only about 20 holders of it.
PLEVNELIEV Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian плевня (plevnya) meaning "barn". A notable bearer is Rosen Asenov Plevneliev (1964-), who served as the fourth President of Bulgaria.
PLINER Russian, Czech
Originated from a small town in Russia named, Plino.
PLOTNIKOV Russian
Means "son of the carpenter" from Russian плотник (plotnik) "carpenter".
PNIEWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Pniewy in the district of Poznań, or from any of the many places in Poland named Pniewo.
PODBIELSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Podbielsko in Konin voivodeship.
PODUSKA Slovak
Poduska means pillow or soft cushion.
PODWOJSKI Polish
Archaic -- denotes the office of a minor church official.
POGONOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Lesser Polish villages.
POKRYWKA Polish
Nickname from pokrywka meaning ‘cover’, ‘lid’.
POLACK Polish, Jewish
Anglicized from POLAK.
POLINSKI Polish
Habitational name from Polinowo in Pila voivodeship or Polinów in Biala Podlaska voivodeship.
POLÍVKA Czech
Means "soup".
POLKA German (Slavic), Polish
Variant of German Polk, also a feminine form for the surname Polak, and comes from the given female name Apolonia.
POLLACK Polish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of spelling of Polak.
POLSKI Polish, Jewish
Nickname for a Polish person, originating in areas of mixed populations.
POLYAKOV Russian, Jewish, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Patronymic from the ethnic name Polak meaning "Pole".
PONIATOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Poniatowa.
PONOMARENKO Russian, Ukrainian
Common Russian and Ukrainian last name meaning church bell ringer.
PONOMAREV Russian
Derives from Slavic "пономарь"- Sexton.
POPOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of a priest''.
POROSHENKO Ukrainian
The surname of the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko.
PORTNOY Jewish, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Occupational name for a tailor from Russian portnoj (an adjective derivative of port "uncut cloth").
POSAVEC Croatian
Denotes a person living in Posavina, an area that is adjacent or near the Sava river in Croatia.
POTOCKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Potok, Gmina Szydłów.
POTOČNIK Slovene
Means ''near a stream'' from potok ''stream''.
POTULICKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Greater Polish villages named Potulice.
POZNANSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name from the city of Poznan in west-central Poland, or possibly from other places of this name, in Katowice and Siedlce voivodeships.
PRAKAPIENKA Belarusian
Belarusian form of the Russian and Ukrainian surname, Прокопе́нко (Prokopenko).
PRAWDA Polish
From the root Praw, meaning right. Prawda means "truth."... [more]
PREOBRAZHENSKY Russian
Derived from the Russian word преображение (preobrazheniye) meaning "transformation" or "transfiguration."
PRINCIP Bosnian, Serbian
Probably derived from Latin princeps "leader, initiator, prince", which itself was ultimately derived from primus "first" and capere "to take". The surname may thus have originated as a nickname for someone with a princely appearance, or for someone who was the illegitimate offspring of a prince... [more]
PRODANOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of Prodan".
PROKOFIEV Russian
Means "son of PROKOFIY".
PROKOPENKO Russian, Ukrainian
From the given name Prokopios.
PROROK Polish
The meaning of prorok is prophet. It was the maiden name of my maternal grandmother. It is not a common name. Her family was from the southeastern part of Poland.
PROZESKY Polish
process or court case... [more]
PRUSACZYK Polish
means son of Eric
PRVULOVIĆ Vlach
Means "son of Prvul".
PRYGATSEV Russian
Russian word for "Jump", introduced in 2019.
PRYIMAK Ukrainian
In Ukrainian means 'adoptee'
PRZEPIÓRKA Polish
It literally means "quail".
PRZESPOLEWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages in Gmina Ceków-Kolonia: Przespolew Pański or Przespolew Kościelny.
PRZYBYLSKI Polish
A derivative of 'Przybyla', ‘new arrival’, ‘foundling’, with the addition of the surname suffix -ski.
PRZYSŁUGAK Polish
Comes from "przysługa" meaning "favor"
PTACEK Czech
A name given to a small, birdlike individual, meaning literally "little bird".
PTÁK Czech
Czech surname meaning "bird".
PTAK Polish
Polish surname meaning "bird".
PUDIWITR Czech
Originally Pudivitr, or Pudivitrova(female only). V was switched to W when the family came to the U.S., though there are both names in the U.S.
PUGACHEV Russian
From the nickname Pugach which is probably derived from Ukrainian пугач (pugach) meaning "owl". Following this etymology, the nickname was most likely given to someone who was wise or sensible (attributing to the owl as a symbol of wisdom).
PUHAR Serbian (Modern, Rare)
The last name of the contestant Mirjana Puhar from America's Next Top Model, who originally was born in Serbia. She died on February 24, 2015, aged 19 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
PULASKI Polish
Polish (Pułaski): habitational name for someone from the Pulazie in Łomża Voivodeship.
PURZYCKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Masovian villages: Purzyce, Purzyce-Rozwory, or Purzyce-Trojany.
PUSHKIN Russian
Derived from Russian пушка (pushka) meaning "gun, cannon". A notable bearer was Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), a Russian poet and writer.
PUTIN Russian
Means "of the path", derived from Russian путь (put) meaning "road, way, path" combined with -ин (-in), a possessive suffix.... [more]
PUŽ Croatian
Means ''snail''.
PUŽEK Croatian (Rare)
From puž meaning ''snail''.
PUŽIĆ Croatian (Rare)
From puž meaning ''snail''.
PYATKOV Russian
Possibly from "pyat", meaning "five".
RABINOVICH Yiddish, Russian
Means "son of the rabbi" (through the name Rabin), referring to a scholar or teacher of the Torah in Judaism.
RABINOWITZ Jewish, Polish
Polish variant of Rabinovich.
RABSZTYŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Rabsztyn.
RACHLYN Jewish (Rare), Polish (Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Rachlyn is a Jewish surname derived directly from polish "Rachman". This surname is very rare and apparently only few members in Brazil, descendants of Polish survivors of Holocaust.... [more]
RACHMAN Ukrainian, Jewish
Rachman is an old Jewish name which means "Merciful" in Hebrew.... [more]
RADENKOVIĆ Serbian
Means ''son of Radenko''.
RADINOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of Radin".
RADMILOVIĆ Serbian
Derived from the given name Radmilo.
RADNICE Czech
This indicates familial origin within the Bohemian town of the same name.
RADOLIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Radolin.
RAJKOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of Rajko".
RAJKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Rajki in Białystok voivodeship or Rajkowy in Gdańsk voivodeship.
RAK Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian (Rák), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic rak ‘crab’, ‘lobster’, or ‘crayfish’. This was applied as an occupational name for someone who caught and sold crayfish, crabs, or lobsters, or as a nickname to someone thought to resemble such a creature... [more]
RAKITIĆ Croatian (Rare), Serbian (Rare)
Famous bearer of this surname is Croatian footballer Ivan Rakitić.
RAKOVICH Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Rajković
REAMS Polish
The last name Reams comes from Normandy, France.
REDLARK Polish
From Sir. Henry, Was given directly to this family. The father was hung for being a homosexual, and the last name means Homosexual.
REMENAR Croatian
Means ''saddler''.
REPAC Serbian, Croatian
means little tail
REZNIKOV Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Jewish occupational name for a ritual slaughterer, derived from Yiddish reznik (of Slavic origin).
RISTESKI Macedonian
Son of Riste
RISTEVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of Risto".
RIZVANOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Rizvan".
ROB Slovene
It probrably originates from the surname Robb, but we don't know for sure.
ROBOTNIK Slovak
The masculine form of "labourer" or "worker". Most famously used for Dr. Ivo Robotnik, the antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
ROĐAK Croatian
Derived from rođak, meaning "family relative".
RODIONOV Russian
Means "son of Rodion".
ROGIŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Rogi, named with meaning róg "horn".
ROMAN Catalan, French, Polish, English, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belorussian
From the Latin personal name Romanus, which originally meant "Roman". This name was borne by several saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Rouen.
ROMANOFF Russian, Jewish
Variant transcription of Romanov.
ROMANOVA Russian
Means "daughter of Roman".
ROMANOW Polish
Polish spelling of Russian Romanoff.
ROSTOV Russian, Literature
Either derived from Rostov Oblast, a Russian federal subject, the town of Rostov in Yaroslavl Oblast, or Rostov-on-Don, a Russian city in the Rostov Oblast. This is also the surname of multiple characters from Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel "War and Peace".
ROSTOVA Russian
Feminine form of Rostov.
ROSTWOROWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Rostworowo.
ROSYA Ukrainian (Modern), Russian (Modern)
Either a shortened version of "Rossiya", which is Russian for "Russia", or the Russian and Ukrainian version of Rose.
ROVNÁK Czech
Habitational name from places named Rovné and/or Rovný.
ROZEWICZ Polish
The origin of this surname is unknown, but is Polish.... [more]
ROZWADOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Rozwady or Rozwadów in Biała Podlaska voivodeship.
RUBINOV Russian, Jewish
Means "son of Rubin" in Russian, though it could also be derived from Russian рубин (rubin) "ruby".
RUBINSTEIN German, Jewish, Polish
Means "ruby stone", from rubin and stein. Rubin means "ruby" in German and stein means "stone" in German.
RUCINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Ruciany in Siedlce.
RUDENKO Russian
From ruda, meaning "ochre-colored".
RUSTEMOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Rustem".
RUŽEK Czech
It means "rose". Derived from name Ružena.
RUŽIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from ruža meaning ''rose''.
RYBACKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Rybaki, named with ryba meaning "fish".
RYBAK Polish, Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Means "fisherman" in some Slavic languages. Derived from the word ryba "fish". A famous bearer is Byelarusian-Norwegian artist Alexander Rybak (b. 1986) who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009.
RYBAKOV Russian
Means "son of the fisher" from Russian рыбак (rybak) meaning "fisherman".
RYBALKA Ukrainian
Ukrainian surname meaning "fisherman". Derived from ryba "fish".
RYBINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called 'Rybno'.
RYBOLOVLEV Russian
Russian occupational surname of "Fisher"
RYŠAVÝ Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak last name meaning "red-haired".
RYSLINK Czech (Rare)
Czech spelling or interpretation of an Irish (I think) name. First introduced in 1620 at the beginning of the 30 Years War at White Mountain near Prague, CZ when an Irish (I think) soldier fathered a Czech son... [more]
RZASA Polish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a pond where duckweed grew, from Polish rzasa ‘duckweed’.
RZEPKA Polish
from rzepka, diminutive of rzepa ‘turnip’, either a nickname or a metonymic occupational name for a peasant who grew root vegetables.
RZEWUSKI Polish
It indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Rzewuszki.
RZONCA Polish
Nickname from Polish dialect rzonca, standard Polish rzodca ‘land steward’.
RZUCIDLO Polish
Nickname for an eager or ebullient person from a derivative of rzucic ‘to throw’, ‘to throw oneself at someone’.
SABBA Russian (Anglicized)
From the given name Sabba.
ŠAFRAN Croatian
Means "crocus, saffron".
SAGORSKY Polish, Russian
It means literally "of the city/town Sagorsk". Sagorsk is a city near the Russian capital of Moskva. The ending of "sky" means "of". The "Sagor" part of the surname sounds to me like "za gor" which is "za gorod"... [more]
SALAMANDYK Ukrainian (Rare, Expatriate)
Rare Ukrainian surname of uncertain origin, perhaps Moldovan.
SAMSONOV Russian
Means "son of Samson".
SANDOWSKI Polish
Habitational name from places called Sedowice, Sedowo, Sedów, in Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Piotrków, and Sieradz voivodeships.
SANDUSKY Polish
Germanized spelling of SANDOWSKI or SEDOWSKI.
SARNA Polish
IT COMES FROM POLAND FROM LONG-AGO ANCESTORS
SARNOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Sarnowa, Sarnowo, or Sarnów, named with Polish sarna "roe deer".
SAVELYEV Russian
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from a russian given name Saveliy of latin origin that has been popular on russian territories in 14th century. Basically, it means "son of Saveliy".
SAVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of Sava".
SAVKO Ukrainian
From a pet form of the personal name Sava (see SAVAS).
SAWICKI Polish
This indicates familial origin anywhere within a cluster of 3 Podlachian villages in Gmina Repki: Sawice-Dwór, Sawice-Wieś, or Sawice-Bronisze.
SCANLON Russian
Scanlon is a Russian surname orginating in the western pary of Russia.
SCHELIGA Polish
Variant and more Americanized spelling of Szeliga.
SCHMIDTOVÁ Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of the German surname Schmidt through the feminine suffix -ová.
SEDLACK Czech (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Czech Sedlák (see also Sedlak).
SEDOWSKI Polish
Habitational name from places called Sedowice, Sedowo, Sedów, in Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Piotrków, and Sieradz voivodeships.
SEFCIK Czech
Variant of Sevčik.
SEJKORA Czech, Slovak
Sejkora means titmouse in Czech.
SEKULIC Serbian
There is possibility that name come from latin word secolo, means century. Usual Serb end of surname is IC. All Serbs-Montenegrians, also small number of Croats who has that surname has origion from heart of Montenegro... [more]
SELESNICK Russian, Latvian
Also spelled:... [more]
SELMERLYOV Russian (?)
Russian translation of Zelmerlöw.
SERGEEV Russian
Means "son of Sergey".
SERGEYEV Russian
Variant transcription of Sergeev.
SERPIK Russian
A diminutive of sickle. "little sickle"
SEVELEV Russian
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from Old Slavic verb sheveliti (se) meaning to make noise, to whirr, to rustle, to whistle, to wander. Initially it designated someone bold, daring, hardy, spirited... [more]
SEVER Croatian, Slovene
From Proto-Slavic sěverъ meaning ''north''.
SEWINA German, Polish
The first available record of the Sewina family name is around 1620 in the province of Silesia, a mixed cultural region between Germany and Poland. Once part of the Prussian Empire and Germany. After World War Two, the area is now part of Poland... [more]
SHAMANOV Russian
Means "son of the shaman", derived from Russian шама́н (šamán).
SHANDERA Czech (Anglicized, Modern)
Shandera is anglicized for Šandera, a patronymic for Alexander (son of Alexander), the euiqvalent of Sandoor in Hungarian or Sanders in English.
SHCHUSEV Russian
Surname derived from Alexey Shchusev
SHEPTITSKIY Ukrainian
This indicates familial origin with the village of Sheptychi in Ukraine, which, as of February 2017, is located within Sambir Raion in the Lviv Oblast.
SHERESHEVSKY Russian, Jewish
Russian Jewish surname derived from Шерешёво (Shereshyovo), the Russian name for the Belarusian city of Шарашова (Sharashova), itself probably derived from the Belarusian dialectal word шэраш (sherash) meaning "ice on (a) river" or "gray"... [more]
SHEVCHENKO Ukrainian
Means "A child of a tailor" in Ukrainian
SHEVELEV Russian
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from Old Slavic verb sheveliti (se) meaning to make noise, to whirr, to rustle, to whistle, to wander. Initially it designated someone bold, daring, hardy, spirited.
SHIEMKE German, Polish, Slavic
Americanized spelling of Kashub Name: "Shiemke" Root Name: "Schimke" "Szymek" or "Szymko" ... [more]
SHLOMOV Jewish, Russian
Means "son of Shlomo".
SHMELEV Russian
From a bumble, which is "шмель" in Russian
SHOPA Ukrainian
Jewish, found in Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine. Native spelling is Шопа.
SHUBIN Russian
Derived from Russian шуба (shuba) meaning "fur coat".