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Updated January 30, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Czechoslovakian : Fish

Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : metonymic occupational name, nickname, or an ornamental name from the common Slavic word ryba ‘fish’. As an occupational name it may have denoted a fisherman or a seller of fish. As a nickname it may have been bestowed on account of some fancied physical resemblance to a fish.

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