Slavic Submitted Surnames

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OGORODNIKOV Russian
From Russian огородник (ogorodnik) meaning "truck farmer, market gardener".
OGORODNIKOVA Russian
Feminine spelling of OGORODNIKOV.
OJDANIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of OJDAN".
OKOCIMSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Okocim.
OKSYONOV Russian
Variant of AKSYONOV (Аксёнов)
OKSYONOVA Russian
Feminine form of OKSYONOV (Оксёнов)
OKTYABRSKY Russian
Meaning "October" in Russian, it often refers the October Revolution of November 1917, a coup led by Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) and the Bolshevik Party.
OLSZAŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Olszany or Olszanica, named with Polish olsza meaning "alder".
OMELCHUK Russian
This name migrates from Russia/Belarus and has also been found in the Island of Cyprus. The name could be attributed to the surname 'Damon' disapearing as there was a 'Damon' family in the 1600's with locations unknown... [more]
OMERBAŠIĆ Bosnian
Derived from OMER.
OMERBEGOVIĆ Bosnian
Derived from OMER and beg, a title of Turko-Mongol origin meaning ''chief'' or ''commander''.
OMEROVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of OMER".
OPALIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Opalenica, Nowy Tomyśl County.
ORAHOVAC Montenegrin
Derived from orah (орах), meaning "walnut".
ORFANOV Russian
Derived from Greek ὀρφανός (orphanos) meaning "orphan".
ORLIKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Orlikowo in Łomża voivodeship.
ORLOVA Russian
Feminine spelling of ORLOV.
ORŁOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Orłów, Orłowo or Orły, all derived from Polish orzeł meaning "eagle".
ORUČ Bosnian
Derived from the Turkish ORUÇ.
ORYSCHAK Ukrainian
Refers to someone from the village of Oryshkivsti in Ternopil Oblast in present-day Western Ukraine.
ORZECHOWSKI Polish
Polish from Orzech meaning "hazelnut", someone who is living by a hazelnut tree or a nickname for someone with light brown hair.
OSIPOV Russian
Means "son of OSIP".
OSMANAGIĆ Bosnian
Derived from OSMAN.
OSMANOVIĆ Bosnian
Means ''son of OSMAN''.
OSSOLIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Ossolin.
OSTAPENKO Ukrainian
From the given name OSTAP.
OSTOJIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of OSTOJA".
OTRADOVEC Czech
Habitational name for someone from any of four places in Bohemia called Otradov or Otradovice.
OŽANA Czech
Ožana - ožanka (Teucrium) - Osana - OSANNA, OSANKA (german) - HOSANA (hebrew)... [more]
OZAROVSKAYA Russian
Feminine form of Ozarovsky (Озаровский)
OZAROVSKY Russian
Variant of Azarov (Азаров)
OZEROV Russian
From Russian озеро (ozero) meaning "lake".
PAČARIZ Bosnian
Derived from Turkish "paçariz" meaning "damage, difficulty, or mess" ... [more]
PACYNA Polish
Unflattering nickname from paczyna meaning "clod", "brickbat", or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a boatman, from the same word in the sense meaning "oar", "rudder".
PAGÁC Slovak
Nickname from pagáč meaning "clown", "buffoon".
PAJĄKOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Pająków.
PALIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from paliti, meaning "to fire" or "to set on fire".
PALJEVIĆ Montenegrin, Croatian
Derived from paliti (палити), meaning "to burn, to set of fire".
PALLAS German, Polish (Germanized)
Nickname for a small man, from Slavic palac 'thumb'.
PALUCHOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Paluchów.
PANAIOTIEVICH Russian (Rare)
Means "Son of PANAGIOTIS" in Russian
PANCHENKO Ukrainian (Modern)
It is a common Ukrainian surname meaning "Fisher".
PANIĆ Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Croatian
Patronymic from the personal names PANE, Pano, Panteleon or PANKRACIJ.
PANKIEWICZ Polish
From the nickname Panek, a diminutive of Panas, itself a form of the given name ATANAZY.
PANKRATOV Russian
Means "son of PANKRATIY".
PANOSOVICH Russian
Means "Son of PANOS" in Russian
PAŠALIĆ Bosnian, Croatian
Derived from paša, meaning "Pasha", which was a high rank in the Ottoman political and military system.
PASINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Paszyn in Nowy Sacz voivodeship; also a pet form of PAWEŁ.
PATRUSHEV Russian
Patronymic derived from a Russian diminutive of PATRICIUS. This is borne by Russian political and security figure Nikolai Patrushev (1951-), former director of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).
PAUELL Russian
Russian translation of the surname of Powell
PÁVEK Czech
Diminutive of páv "peacock", hence a nickname for a pretentious or ostentatious person.
PAVEL Slovak
Comes from the personal name PAVEL.
PAVELEC Czech
Pavelec is short form of name Pavel.
PAVELIĆ Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of PAVEL".
PAVELKA Czech
Derived from the given name Pavel. A famosu bearer is Jake Pavelka.
PAVIĆEVIĆ Montenegrin
Patronymic, meaning "son of PAVAO".
PAVIČIĆ Croatian
Means "son of PAVAO".
PAVLIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of PAVLE".
PAVLÍK Czech, Slovak
From a pet form of PAVEL. Ukrainian from a pet form of the personal name PAVLO, Ukrainian equivalent of PAUL.
PAVLISKO Slovak
Rusyn patronym based on Pavel
PAVLOFF Russian, Bulgarian
Anglicized variant form of PAVLOV.
PAVLOVA Russian
Feminine form of PAVLOV. A famous bearer was the Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881-1931).
PAVLOVSKAYA Russian
Feminine counterpart of PAVLOVSKY.
PAWŁOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place named Pawłowo, derived from the given name PAWEŁ.
PEĆANAC Serbian
Habitational name for someone from the village of Peći, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
PECHANEC Czech
Pronounced /Pe-khan-nets/... [more]
PEJIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of PEJO".
PEJOVIĆ Serbian (Russified, Modern)
Pejović is a Serbian surname. Mainly used in serbia. But also used in Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia
PEKAREV Russian
Russian variation of the surname "Baker"
PELKA Polish
Reduced pet form of the given name ŚWIĘTOPEŁK.
PEPIN Russian
Means "son of PEPA".
PERA Croatian
Derived from PERO. Also means "feathers".
PERIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the short form of PETAR, PERO.
PERIČIĆ Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of PERICA".
PEROVIĆ Serbian, Montenegrin
Patronymic, meaning "son of PERO".
PERUNIČIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of PERUN". Perun was the Slavic god of lightning.
PERUŠKO Croatian
Habitational name for someone from Peruški, Croatia.
PESKA Czech
From a pet form of the personal name Pešek
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
From the given name PETRO.
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''
PIEROG Polish
Occupational nickname for a cook.
PILARSKI Polish
Occupational name for a sawyer, Polish pilarz + -ski, common ending of surnames.
PILIPOVIĆ Bosnian, Croatian
means "son of Pilip"... [more]
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.
PIROĆANAC Serbian
Habitational name for someone from Pirot, Serbia.
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.
PLETIKOSA Croatian
Derived from pletiti, meaning "to knit", and kosa, meaning "hair".
PLETIKOSIĆ Croatian
Derived from pletiti, meaning "to knit", and kosa, meaning "hair".
PLEVNELIEV Bulgarian
From Плевня (Plevnya), the Bulgarian name for the village of Petroussa in Greece; the name itself means "barn" in Bulgarian. 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.
PODRIZNIK Slovene
From the article of clothing of the same name worn by priests, possibly denoting a maker of them or perhaps a relative of a clergyman.
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.
POLOSKIN Russian
Derived from полоска (poloska), diminutive of полоса (polosa) meaning "stripe, strip, streak". This may have been a nickname for a tall and thin person.
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".
POLYANSKI Russian
Meaning "From Fields".
PONIATOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Poniatowa.
PONOMARENKO Ukrainian
Occupational name for a church bell-ringer from Ukrainian парамонар (paramonar) meaning "sexton".
PONOMAREV Russian
Derives from Slavic "пономарь"- Sexton.
POPOFF Russian, Bulgarian
Variant spelling of POPOV.
POPOVA Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of POPOV.
POPOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of a priest''.
POROSHENKO Ukrainian
From Ukrainian порох (porokh) meaning "(gun)powder, dust", used as an occupational name for someone who made or sold gunpowder. A notable bearer is current Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko (1965-).
PORTNOY Jewish, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Occupational name for a tailor from Russian portnoj (an adjective derivative of port "uncut cloth").
PORTNYAGIN Russian
Derived from Russian портняга (portnyaga), a colloquial nickname derived from портной (portnoy) meaning "tailor, clothier".
POSAVEC Croatian
Denotes a person living in Posavina, an area that is adjacent or near the Sava river in Croatia.
POTAPOV Russian
Means "son of Potap".
POTEMKIN Russian
A Russian surname which derives from the word "Потёмка" (Potyomka) meaning "dark". People bearing the name Potemkin rose to prominence in Muscovy from the 16th century onwards.
POTOCKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Potok, Gmina Szydłów.
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 "PROKOPENKO".
PRAVDA Russian
Pravda translates into English as “Truth”.
PRAVDIĆ Croatian
Derived from pravda, meaning "justice".
PRAVDO Russian
Alt spelling of Russian newspaper Pravda
PRAWDA Polish
From the root Praw, meaning right. Prawda means "truth."... [more]
PREOBRAZHENSKAYA Russian
Feminine counterpart of PREOBRAZHENSKY.
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.
PROKUSKI Polish
Polish in origin with history in America since at least the early 1900s
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
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.
PUŁAWSKI Polish
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Lesser Polish city.
PULIŠIĆ Croatian
From an American Soccer player named Christian Pulisic
PUNTAR Slovene, Croatian
Derived from a 19th century phrase that denoted someone who supported the unification of the Kingdoms of Croatia and Dalmatia within Austria-Hungary.
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.
PUŠKÁR Slovak, Czech
Occupational name for a rifle maker.
PUŠKARIĆ Croatian
Derived from puškar, meaning "gunsmith".
PUŠNIK Slovene
Habitational name for someone living near or on a pušča, which is Slovene for "uncultivated land" or "wasteland".
PUTNIK Serbian
Derived from putnik (путник), meaning "traveller".
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.
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''.
RADENOVIĆ Montenegrin, Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RADE".
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