What are common Czech surnames?

Why do Czech surnames end in ova?

In Czech and other Slavic languages, the suffix “ova” is added to the last names of all females. It’s an ending long-ingrained in the vernacular that quite literally means “belonging to” the male, as in belonging to a woman’s father or husband. (In English, “ova” is plural for “ovum,” a female egg cell.)

Do Czech use middle names?

The use of middle names or patronymics isn’t practiced in the Czech Republic. Most forms only have sections for first and last names, so for paperwork purposes, the advice is usually to include the middle name in the first name section, or to exclude it altogether.

What is the rarest surname?

The Rarest Last Names

  • Acker (old English origin) meaning “field”.
  • Agnello (Italian origin) meaning “lamb”. …
  • Alinsky (Russian origin), a truly unique surname to find.
  • Aphelion (Greek origin) meaning “point of the orbit at the greatest distance from the sun”.
  • Bartley (English origin) meaning “clearing in woodland”.

What is my name in Czech?

Jak se jmenuješ? What is your name? Jak se jmenuješ?

What is a Polish last name?

The most widespread Polish surnames are Nowak, Kowalski, Wiśniewski and Wójcik.

What does Kova mean?

tough, hard (demanding a lot of effort to endure) strong, hard, heavy, severe (having a high impact or influence, often translated as the adverb very in translating an accompanying noun as an adjective) Minulla on kova jano.

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What surnames have died out?

Last names with less than 20 bearers:

  • Sallow.
  • Fernsby.
  • Villin & Villan.
  • Miracle.
  • Dankworth.
  • Relish.
  • MacQuoid.
  • Loughty.