Slavic Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Slavic peoples.
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MATOVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of MATO".
MATSKEVICH Belarusian
From the given name Maciek, a variant of MACIEJ, which is the Polish variant of Matthias.
MATSUPA Ukrainian (Anglicized, ?)
Ukrainian; although may also have found in other forms in other countries such as Galicia (Western Ukraine), Poland and Hungary; due to the changing borders and occupation of land at various points in history.
MATTA Slovak
Derived from the personal name MATÚŠ.
MATUSIAK Polish
Derived from "Son of Matus (Matthew)."
MATVEYEV Russian
Variant transcription of MATVEEV.
MATZERATH Polish
This was used in The Tin Drum, a 1959 novel originally published as Die Blechtrommel in Germany, written by Gunter Grass. The main character was Oskar Matzerath.
MAUK Czech, Russian
The word Mauk is the Eastern European meaning for night. In the early ages a small group of people in the area now known to be in or around Russia and the czech republic founded this word and made it their name... [more]
MAUROVIĆ Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of MAURO".
MAUTASCH Czech
SUDOMERICE, TABOR DISTRICT, BOHEMIA 1880
MAXIMOFF Russian
Variant transcription of MAKSIMOV.
MAXIMOV Russian
Alternate transcription of MAKSIMOV.
MAXIMOVA Russian
Variant transcription of MAKSIMOVA.
MAXIMOVICH Russian
Means "son of MAXIM".
MAYR Czech
Variant of Meyer.
MAZÁČ Czech, Slovak
From workers on a buildings, who were gluing bricks to each other
MAZUR Polish
From an old name for an inhabitant of Mazowsze region in Poland.
MEDENICA Montenegrin
Derived from medenica, meaning "mead".
MEDO Croatian
Derived from medo meaning ''bear''.
MEDVEDEV Russian
From Russian медведь (medved) meaning "bear".
MEDVEDEVA Russian
Feminine form of MEDVEDEV.
MELNIKOV Russian
Patronymic from Russian мельник (melnik) meaning "miller"
MENDELEEV Russian
Meaning uncertain. A famous bearer was DIMITRI Mendeleev (1834-1907), a Russian chemist who developed an early model of the periodic table.
MENDELEYEV Russian
Variant transcription of MENDELEEV.
MESARIĆ Croatian
Derived from mesar, meaning "butcher".
MESAROŠ Serbian
Serbian variant of MÉSZÁROS, meaning "butcher".
MEŠTROVIĆ Croatian
Derived from the Croatian word meštar, a rare form of "master".
MICHALCZEWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Michalczew.
MICHÁLEK Czech
Michálek is pet form of Michal.
MICHALOWSKI Polish
Habitational name from a place called Michalowice.
MICHALSKI Polish
Habitational name for a person from a village named Michale or Michały, both derived from the given name MICHAŁ.
MICKIEVIČ Belarusian
Belarusian Latin spelling of MITSKEVICH.
MIGA Polish
Nickname from a derivative migac ‘to twinkle or wink’.
MIHALJEVIĆ Croatian
Means "son of MIHAEL".
MIJOVIĆ Montenegrin
Patronymic, meaning "son of MIJO".
MIKA Polish
A shortened form of the Polish version of MICHAELSON, which became a family name earlier on.
MIKA Hungarian, Polish
Comes from a pet form of a central and eastern European personal name equivalent to NICHOLAS
MIKHAILENKO Russian
Russian spelling of MYKHAYLENKO.
MIKHAYLOV Russian
Variant transcription of MIKHAILOV.
MIKOLAJCZYK Polish
From the personal name MIKOŁAJ meaning "son of MIKOŁAJ".
MIKOS Polish, Hungarian, Greek
From a derivative of a personal name equivalent to NICHOLAS: Polish MIKOLAJ, Slovenian MIKLAVŽ, or Hungarian MIKLÓS.... [more]
MIKULENCAK Czech
There are many versions Mikulenka, Mikulas, Mikul,
MIKULIĆ Croatian
Means ''son of MIKULA''.
MIKULIN Russian
Means "son of MIKULA".
MILAN Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
From the given name MILAN, a derivative of names such as BOHUMIL and MILOSLAV, containing the Slavic elements mil or milu meaning ‘grace, favor, dear’.
MILANOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of MILAN".
MILENKOV Bulgarian
Means "son of MILENKO".
MILENKOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of MILENKO".
MILETIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of MILE''.
MILIČ Slovene
Variant of MILIĆ.
MILINA Croatian, Serbian
passed down from generations
MILUTINOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of MILUTIN".
MINAEV Russian
Means "son of MINAS".
MINAYEV Russian
Alternate transcription of MINAEV.
MINCHEV Bulgarian
Means "son of MINCHO".
MIODOWNIK Polish, Jewish
The literal translation is "honey cake", from the Polish word/root surname miod, meaning "honey." An occupational surname to those in the honey business, mainly beekeepers and bakers.... [more]
MIOTKE Polish (Germanized)
Germanized form of Polish Miotka, a nickname derived from miotac 'to throw or toss'.
MIRKOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of MIRKO".
MIRONOV Russian
Means "son of MIRON (1)".
MIŠIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of MIŠO". Also, mišić (мишић) can be translated as "muscle".
MISIEWICZ Polish
Patronymic from Mis.
MITA Polish
From a pet form of the personal name Dymitr
MITAG Croatian
From german Mittag, redacted during WWII.
MITREVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of MITRE".
MITSKEVICH Belarusian, Russian
Derived either from diminutive form MICEK of Polish name MIKOŁAJ or from diminutive form MITSKA of Belarusian names DZMITRY and ZMITSER or less likely from other names starting with mi... [more]
MJEŠICY Sorbian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Upper Sorbian municipality of Bukecy.
MLADENOV Bulgarian
Means "son of MLADEN".
MLADENOVSKA Macedonian
Feminine counterpart of MLADENOVSKI.
MLADIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from mlad/a (млад/а), meaning "young".
MLINARIĆ Croatian
Means "son of a miller".
MŁODYCHOWIAK Polish
Habitational name for somebody who comes from the district of Młodych in Poland.
MODRIĆ Croatian
Famous bearer of this surname is Croatian footballer Luka Modrić.
MODZELEWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from places in Poland called Modzel or Modzele, from modzel meaning "hard place", "callus".
MOHAČ Croatian
Croatian form of MOHÁCSI.
MOHORKO Slovene
It comes from the latin given name ERMACORA. the Sain Bishop of Aquileia, near Venice.
MOISEYEV Russian
Means "son of MOISEY".
MOISEYEVA Russian
Feminine counterpart of MOISEYEV.
MOLCHAN Russian, Ukrainian
From the Russian word молчан meaning "silent" it was often used as a nickname for someone who was soft-spoken and as a given name following Baptism
MOLESKI Polish
A variation of Molski, originated from the many places in Poland called "Mole".
MOLOTOV Russian
From Russian молот (molot) meaning "hammer", indicating someone who worked with hammers.
MOLOTOVA Russian
Feminine counterpart of MOLOTOV.
MORAČA Serbian
Morača is a historical region in Montenegro.
MORACZEWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages named Moraczewo.
MORÁVEK Czech, Slovak
Means "Moravian".
MORI Slovene, Italian
Variant of MORO.
MOSKVA Russian
Derived from the Russian word Москва meaning "Moscow".
MOSLAVAC Croatian
Habitational name for someone from Moslavina, a region in Croatia.
MOST Polish, Jewish
Topographic name from Slavic most meaning "bridge", or a habitational name from any of several places named with this word.
MRÁZ Czech
Mráz means "frost".
MRÁZEK Czech
Means "little frost".
MROCZKOWSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from any of various places called Mroczkowa, Mroczków, or Mroczkowice, named with mroczek ‘bat’.
MRÓZ Polish
From a nickname for a white-haired man or alternatively for one of an icy and unsociable disposition, from Polish mróz "frost". Also can be from a short form of the personal name AMBROŻY
MROZIŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Mrozy.
MROZOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Mrozowo in Bydgoszcz voivodeship, or from any of several places called Mrozy.
MRTVÁ Czech
Means "Dead".
MRTVÝ Czech, Slovak
Mrtvý means "Dead".
MUCHA Polish, Slovak, Czech, Ukrainian
Nickname for an irritating person or someone considered of no importance, from mucha "fly".
MUCHNIK Russian, Jewish
Jewish name, from the Russian, meaning "flour merchant".
MUJIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of MUJO".
MUJOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of mujo"
MUKHIN Russian
From Russian муха (mukha) meaning "fly".
MUMINOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of MUMIN".
MURAWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from placed called Murawa or Murawy, named with murawa meaning "lawn", "green".
MURKOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Murkowo.
MUSHKET Russian, Ukrainian
Means "musket, matchlock" from Russian "mušket" - maybe a nickname of some bandit.
MUSIĆ Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian
Patronymic from the personal name MUSA, a pet form of the Biblical name MOJSIJE.
MUSIN Tatar, Bashkir, Russian, Kazakh
From the given name MUSA.
MUSTAFIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of MUSTAFA".
MUSZYNSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Muszyna in Nowy Sacz voivodeship and elsewhere, named with mucha "fly" (see MUCHA).
MUZHIKOV Russian
From Russian мужик (muzhik) referring to a peasant from the Tsarist era.
MYASNIKOVICH Belarusian
Possibly means "son of Myasnik".
MYKYTYN Ukrainian
Means "son of MYKYTA".
MYSHENOV Russian
The first part of the name, mysh actually means mouse!
MYSHKIN Russian
Myshkin is the possessive case of the diminutive of the word 'mouse'.
MYSZKA Polish
Means 'mouse' in Polish.
NAĐ Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian variant of NAGY.
NADEZHKIN Russian
Derived from Russian надежда (nadezhda) meaning "hope".
NADEZHKINA Russian
Feminine counterpart of NADEZHKIN.
NADOLNY Polish, Jewish, Sorbian
Topographic name from Polish nadól, Sorbian nadol "downwards", denoting someone who lived lower down in a village on a slope, or on relatively low-lying ground.
NADYOZHKIN Russian
Derived from Russian надёжа (nadyozha) meaning "hope".
NAIMAN Ukrainian, Jewish
Before Genghis Khan conquered the world, he conquered his neighbors, and his last great victory, in 1204, was over a tribe of Turkic Christians called the Naiman. (Some Naimans today are Christian but most are Jewish.)... [more]
NAOUMOVA Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine counterpart of NAOUMOV.
NAPIERALA Polish
Nickname for an insistent person, from a derivative of napierac ‘advance’, ‘press’, ‘urge’.
NAPIERKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Napierki in Olsztyn voivodeship.
NAPORA Polish
Nickname for an interfering person, Polish napora, derivative of napierać meaning ‘to insist on somebody doing something’.
NAREWSKI Polish
Possibly derived from the name of the river Narew. Surname associated with the Wieniawa coat of arms which dates back as early as the XIV century.
NARYSHKIN Russian
Russian surname of unclear, possibly Crimean Tatar origin. One of the most famous bearers is Natalya Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia and mother of Tsar Peter I of Russia.
NATA Russian
From the given name NATA.
NAUMOVA Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of NAUMOV.
NAVITSKI Belarusian
Belarusian cognate of NOWICKI.
NAZARENKO Ukrainian
Means "son of NAZAR".
NAZAROV Russian
Means "son of NAZAR".
NAZAROVA Russian
Feminine form of NAZAROV.
NAZIMOVA Russian, Literature
Notable users of the name includes the Russian silent screen star Alla Nazimova (1879-1945) and the heroine of the Russian novel 'Children of the Streets', Nadezhda Nazimova.
NEIZVESTNY Russian
Derived from Russian неизвестный (neizvestny) meaning "unknown" or "stranger".
NEMIROV Russian, Hebrew, Ukrainian
Name derived from the city of Nemirov in Ukraine, The city was named after its founder, Prince Nemir.
NEMIROVSKY Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate of Nemirov
NESKY Polish
Many Polish immigrants' names were shortened to Nesky, such as Nosrazesky, Wolinsky-a wide variety of names that had the letter N somewhere within and ended in sky or ski became "Nesky." There are also non-Polish Neskys in the U.S.
NEVOLIN Russian
In the old days "Nilly", called the lack of freedom, obedience to the will of another. Such negative names were given then, that they defended the man and drove him from unhappiness.
NICKOWICZ Polish
Patronymic of the personal name NICHOLAS.
NIEDBAŁA Polish
Nickname from niedbały meaning "negligent", "careless", "untidy".
NIEWINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Niewino in Białystok voivodeship.
NIEZABITOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Lesser Polish villages: Niezabitów or Niezabitów-Kolonia.
NIKASHIN Russian
Derived from diminutive form NIKASHA of various Russian given names.
NIKIFOROV Russian
Means "son of NIKIFOR".
NIKITIN Russian
From the given name NIKITA (1).
NIKITINA Russian
Feminine form of NIKITIN.
NIKITOV Russian
Means "son of NIKITA".
NIKOLAIEV Russian
Means "son of NIKOLAY."
NIKOLAYEV Russian
Variant transcription of NIKOLAEV.
NIKONOV Russian
Patronymic from the given name Nikon.
NISCHAN Sorbian
Germanized spelling of the Sorbian given name NIŠAN.
NOSDECHEVSKY Polish
Family name from ancestors who emigrated from Poland around 1900
NOVAKOVSKY Russian
Russian form of NOWAKOWSKI.
NOVOSEL Croatian
Derived from nov, meaning "new", and selo, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".
NOVOSELEC Croatian
Derived from nov, meaning "new", and selo, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".
NOVOSELIĆ Croatian
Derived from nov, meaning "new", and selo, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".... [more]
NOVOSELTSEVA Russian
Feminine counterpart of NOVOSELTSEV.
NOWAKOWSKI Polish
Polish surname meaning "new fellow".
NOWICKI Polish
Habitational name for a person from any of the several locations in Poland called Nowice. The name is derived from Polish nowy meaning "new".
NUREYEVA Russian, Tatar, Bashkir
Feminine variant of Nureyev.
OBERMOK Ukrainian
Obermok is most likely an anglicized form of the surname Oberemok.... [more]
OBLAK Slovene, Croatian
Derived from oblak "cloud".
OBOLENSKY Russian
Indicates familial origin within the village of Obolensk in the Kaluga Oblast, Russia. This was the name of a Russian aristocrat family of the Rurik Dynasty.
OBRADOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic from the personal name OBRAD, a derivative of obradovati meaning "to give joy".
OBUĆA Bosnian
Derived from obuća meaning ''footwear'', denoting someone who made or sold footwear.
OGISHIN Russian, Ukrainian
Variant of Ageyev (Агеев), derived from Ukrainian given name Ogiy (Огiй)
OGISHINA Russian, Ukrainian
Feminine form of Ogishin (Огишин)
OGIYENKO Russian, Ukrainian
Variant of Ageyev (Агеев), derived from Ukrainian given name Ogiy (Огiй)
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