Sliva Family History
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Sliva Name Meaning
Czech (Slíva), Belorussian, and Ukrainian: occupational name for a grower or seller of plums, or nickname for a short, round person, from Czech and Belorussian slíva, Ukrainian slyva ‘plum’. In Czech it is also a nickname for a drunken man, from the idiom opilý jaho slíva ‘drunk as a plum’, the word slíva having been connected by folk etymology with slívat ‘to spill’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Slivka, Sliwa, Oliva, Sica, Spivak, Sliman, Livas, Leva, Olivo, Lia