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Ukrainian Surnames





Ukrainian Surnames consist of three or four very common endings. The most common of all, is the ending -enko. One only has to read any current news article about Ukraine, to discover just how common this is, with politicians, artists, and sports stars all bearing a name with this suffix.

The other very common endings are -ko, -uk, and -ych.


Below is a table illustrating these endings, with some examples of famous Ukrainians.

* The key difference between Ukrainian and Russian surnames, is that Ukrainian ones do not change ending for male or female members of the family - All family members use the same surname.


Common Ukrainian surnames















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