are used in the country of Ukraine in eastern Europe.
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ANDRELLY Russian, Ukrainian
The first occurrence that I found was of Mikhaila Orosvigovskago ANDRELLY, or ANDRELLA (author of religious literature, in the century XVI) .
BARNO Italian, Ukrainian, French, Ancient Aramaic, Russian
The surname Barno was first found in the north of Italy, especially in Tuscany. The name occasionally appears in the south, usually in forms which end in "o," but the northern forms ending in "i" are much more common... [more]
BARSKIY Барський Ukrainian
Means "of Bar", referring to the city of Bar in the Vínnitsya Oblast.
BILYK Білик Ukrainian
Derived from the word білий meaning "white" in Ukrainian.
The origin of this name comes from Ukraine, the original name being Borisov.
BUMBA Бомба, Бумба Portuguese, Spanish, Galician, Italian, Catalan, Occitan, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian, Swedish, Latvian, Lithuanian
Variant of BOMBA
This surname means 'black', from the Slavic root word cherno or charno.
DATSYUK Дацюк Ukrainian, Russian
Believed to mean “to give or provide with a service.” The prefix -uk is a diminutive.
DURKO Дурко Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Derived either from Russian дурной (durnoy)
or Ukrainian дурний (durnyi)
or Belarusian дурны (durny)
all meaning "dump, foolish, stupid".
DZIUBA Дзю́ба Polish, Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from Polish dziub
or Ukrainian dzyuba
. It is a nickname for a person with pock-marks on his or her face.
GANUS Russian, Ukrainian
Possibly derived from Russian анис (anis)
referring to the anise (Pimpinella anisum
) plant or from the Turkish given name Gainislam
itself from Arabic عَيْن (ʿayn)
meaning "spring, source" combined with the name of the religion ISLAM
GOGOL Го́голь Ukrainian, Polish, Jewish
Means "Common goldeneye (a type of duck)" in Ukrainian. Possibly a name for a fowler. A famous bearer was Nikolai Gogol.
A fair someone. One who does a fair thing. Hill is which lives on a hill, other meanings of a fine hill, good for agriculture, hillfair as a fair hill.
HURBAN Хурбан English, French, Dutch, German, Sorbian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Hungarian, Romanian, Jewish
Variant of URBAN
KALASHNIK Калашник 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
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.
From the personal name Kurýlo
, a Ukrainian form of the ancient Slavic name Kiril
, from Greek Kyrillos
, a derivative of kyrios
‘Lord.' This was the name of the saint and missionary of the Orthodox Church (826–869) who, together with his brother Methodios
, brought Christianity to the Slavs... [more]
KUZMA Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the personal name KUZMA
, Greek Kosmas, a derivative of kosmos ‘universe’, ‘(ordered) arrangement’. St. Cosmas, martyred with his brother Damian in Cilicia in the early 4th century ad, came to be widely revered in the Eastern Church.
LIRNYK Лірник Ukrainian
Derived from Ukrainian лірник (lirnyk)
meaning "lirnyk". Lirnyky were itinerant Ukrainian musicians who performed religious, historical and epic songs to the accompaniment of a lira.
LOPATA Лопата Russian, Ukrainian
Derived either from Russian лопата (lopata)
or Ukrainian лопата (lopata)
both meaning "spade, shovel". This may have been a nickname for a digger or a truck farmer.
LYSKIN Лискін Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian
Derived either from Belarusian лысы (lysy)
or Russian лысый (lysy)
or Ukrainian лисий (lysyi)
all meaning "bald, bald-headed, hairless".
MALASENCO МАЛАШЕНКО Ukrainian
This surname is a moderately common Ukrainian name and was formed from the Hebrew name MALACHI. After 988 A.D., every Slav, having been baptized, would undergo a ceremony, conducted by a priest, to receive a Christian name... [more]
MALAYA Малая Russian, Ukrainian
From Russian малый (maliy)
or Ukrainian малий (malyy)
both meaning "small, little", used as a nickname for a small child or a person who was thin or short in stature. Alternately, it may have come from Tatar малай (malay)
meaning "boy, son" or "apprentice".
I believe it is Ukranian. I have been told it was spelled a little different and could be of Russian Jewish origin
MATSUPA Мацюпа 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.
MILAN Мілан Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
From the given name MILAN
, a derivative of names such as BOHUMIL
, containing the Slavic elements mil
meaning ‘grace, favor, dear’.
MOLCHAN Молчан 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
MUSHKET мушкет Russian, Ukrainian
Means "musket, matchlock" from Russian "mušket" - maybe a nickname of some bandit.
MUZYKA Музика Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian
Derived either from Belarusian музыка (muzyka)
or Ukrainian музика (muzyka)
, both possibly derived from German Musiker
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]
Refers to someone from the village of Oryshkivsti in Ternopil Oblast in present-day Western Ukraine.
PANIBUDLASKA Панібудьласка Ukrainian, Russian (Rare)
From the Cossack nickname, derived from the Ukrainian vocative phrase пані, будь ласка! (pani, bud laska!)
meaning "Lady, please!".
PERVAK Первак Ukrainian, Russian
Derived either from Russian первый (pervy)
meaning "first" or directly from colloquial Ukrainian первак (pervak)
PONOMARENKO Пономаренко Ukrainian
Occupational name for a church bell-ringer from Ukrainian парамонар (paramonar)
POROSHENKO Порошенко 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
ROMAN Catalan, French, Polish, English, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the Latin personal name ROMANUS
, which originally meant "Roman". This name was borne by several saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Rouen.
ROMANA Романа Catalan, French, Italian, Polish, English (Rare), German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the feminine form of the Latin personal name ROMANUS
, which originally meant "Roman".
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.
RYBALKA Рибалка Ukrainian
Ukrainian surname meaning "fisherman". Derived from ryba
SEMAK Семак Ukrainian, Russian
East Slavic surname derived from a Slavic root meaning "seven". This was used as a nickname for someone who was associated with this number and was mainly given to the seventh child.
SHEPTITSKIY Шептицький 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.
Jewish, found in Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine. Native spelling is Шопа.
SHVYDKY Швидкий Ukrainian
Derived from Ukrainian швидкий (shvydky) meaning "fast, quick".
SOROKA Сорока Ukrainian, Jewish
From the nickname Soroka
meaning "magpie", which indicates a thievish person or a person with a white streak of hair among black hair.
TSYBULENKO Цибуленко Ukrainian
Ukrainian surname created from the Ukrainian word цибуля (tsybulya)
meaning "onion" and the patronymic ending -enko
URBAN English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Hungarian, Jewish
From a medieval personal name (Latin Urbanus meaning "city dweller", a derivative of urbs meaning "town", "city").
VENGEROV Венге́ров Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian surname derived from the word венгр (vengr)
VOROBEY Воробей Ukrainian
Ukrainian surname taken from the word воробе́й (vorobey)
VOVK Вовк Ukrainian, Slovene
Derived from Ukrainian вовк (vovk)
meaning "wolf", also used in Slovenia.
VTORAK Вторак Ukrainian, Russian
Derived either from Russian второй (vtoroy)
meaning "second, other" or directly from dialectal Ukrainian вторак (vtorak)
YAMPILSKIY Ямпільський Ukrainian (Rare)
This was used by people originating from any of various Ukrainian settlements by the name of "Yampil".
Derives from the Slavic word zalew
, meaning "bay" or "flooded area". Given to families who lived near water or areas that flooded often.
ZROBOK Зробок Ukrainian
Zrobok is a Cossack name from the area near Brody in Ukraine. My ancestors came from the village of Bordulaki on the river Styr. Other Zroboks came from the village of Sokolivka. The name means; Someone who has worked to exhaustion.