The always important "translated surnames"-thread.

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  1. Esko6

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    I can start with team Finland. -Nen is irrelevant, means nothing.

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    Antero Niittymäki = Niitty is something like an unharvested field, Mäki is a hill
    Fredrik Norrena = Swedish, I won't translate these.
    Niklas Bäckstöm = swedish

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    Teppo Numminen = Nummi is a grassy area
    Sami Salo = Salo is a city in western Finland
    Kimmo Timonen = Timo is just a male name
    Toni Lydman = Swedish
    Aki Berg = you can guess
    Petteri Nummelin = Swedish
    Antti-Jussi Niemi = A cape, not the one you wear
    Lasse Kukkonen (backup for Salo) = Kukko is a ****, the bird.

    Jukka Hentunen = Probably some old word, I dont know
    Olli & Jussi Jokinen = Joki means river
    Niko Kapanen = Unknown to me
    Mikko & Saku Koivu = Birch
    Antti Laaksonen = Valley
    Jere Lehtinen = Leaf
    Ville Nieminen = see A-J Niemi
    Ville Peltonen = Field
    Jarkko Ruutu = Ruutu means literally square or diamond (in playing cards)
    Teemu Selänne = I would translate Selänne as ridge.
    Niklas Hagman = Swedish
     
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    I hate the Maple Lehtinens. :D
     
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    Nice I was actually thinking about this the other day. What is the Finnish word for son? I always figured that "-nen" simply meant. ____-son, like Johnson (English), Jonsson (Swedish), Jenssen (Norge/Danish) similar to the O'____ (Irish) or Mc and Mac for the Scots.
     
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    all i know is that vyborny means "excellent" or "chosen" in czech :)

    czech names apparently tend to be like that
     
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    Son in finnish is poika. There are names like Matinpoika, but they are quite rare. -Nen is probably an old way of saying where someone was from. For example a person named Lahtinen might have been from a house or village called Lahti. But I am not an expert in old names, someone should correct me.
     
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    even though they were injured, Sturm and Hecht are on this list because their surnames actually have a meaning

    Marko Sturm -----------------storm
    Jochen Hecht-----------------pike
    Dennis Seidenberg-----------Seide = silk, berg = mountain
    Stefan Schauer---------------shower/shiver
    Florian Busch-----------------bush
    Robert Müller-----------------miller
     
  7. Nemchinov13

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    Much like Russian names.

    Ovechkin - Ovechka means "little sheep"
    Volchenkov - Volchok means "little wolfie"
    Kovalev, Kovalchuk - I don't know what Koval means. Probably a Polish/Ukrainian root.
    Datsyuk - some Ukrainian name.
    Zhukov - Zhuk means "beetle"
    Kozlov - Kozel means "male goat" or just a "goat"
    Yashin - seems to originate from a Mongolian/Tartar name
    Malkin - Malek (?) means "shorty"
    Korolyuk - Korol means "king"
    Sushinksy - Su****' means "to dry"
    Nabokov - Na Bok means "on the side"
    Tyutin - God knows. Probably a Mongolian/Tartar name
    Vishnevsky - Vishnya means "cherry"
    Markov - Mark is just a name and it means "son of Mark"
     
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    BRYZGALOV Ilya - Splashing :biglaugh:

    KOVALEV Alexei.. Koval' - ukrainian version of Kuznetz = Smith

    KOVALCHUK Ilya again another version of Koval' = Smith

    YASHIN Alexei- there is russian name Yasha (Yakov or Jacob), so may be it's related


    AFINOGENOV Maxim Afinogen - old russian name
    DATSYUK Pavel - :dunno: may be came from Dat' - To Give ?

    FROLOV Alexander - Frol is the old russian name

    GONCHAR Sergei - Gonchar - the Potter

    KASPARAITIS Darius - not Russian

    KHARITONOV Alexander - Khariton - old russian name

    KOROLYUK Alexander - Korol' is King

    KOZLOV Viktor - came from Kozel which is Goat, also Kozly - is a place where person who drives a carriage sits (the coachboxes).

    MALKIN Evgeni - Malka is a jewish women' name

    MARKOV Andrei - Mark is a name

    MARKOV Daniil

    NABOKOV Evgeni ... not sure "bok" is the side of the body, so may be person who is on his side :dunno:

    NEPRYAEV Ivan have no idea may be from "nepruha" - bad luck ?

    OVECHKIN Alexander - Ovtsa is a sheep... Ovechka - is a small sheep.

    SOKOLOV Maxim - Sokol is a the Falcon

    SUSHINSKY Maxim .. :dunno: Suho = dry, susha - land ( coast)

    TARATUKHIN Andrei :dunno:

    TYUTIN Fedor - have no idea.. Tyutya - is somewhat like a Sissy
    VISHNEVSKI Vitali Vishnya = the Cherries

    VOLCHENKOV Anton Volk - Wolf

    ZHUKOV Sergei - Zhuk - Beetle
     
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    Nice. :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    Thank you!

    We posted at the same time... Great minds you know :biglaugh:

    It was a nice practise!

    GO RUSSIA GO!
     
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    WOW.. English and German are similar languages.

    By the way.. when I read german roster on german website ... they used a word
    sturm to indicate forwards .

    I think Marco's last name is perfect for him. :bow:
     
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    Tyutin is an old slavic for tabacco. Khazarian origin. Ukranian tutun.

    Yashin is a borrowed tatar name from arabic. Yassin.

    Anfinogenov, Kharitonov, Frolov old roman names, orginated in Greece.

    Markov. Jewish name..Mark

    Sushinsky.. probably Jewish of Yiddish origin
     
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    You're right. A forward (Stürmer) plays in the "Sturm".
     
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    Not on the finnish team, but Toivonen = hope -nen

    Sounds good. :D
     
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    I think Jagr means hunter

    As in Jagermeister (master hunter or something to that end)
     
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    You are right .. I forgot about tyutyun... (tobacco) and I am from Ukraine (shame on me).. But I think Tyutin is close to Tyutya, no?
     
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    I add:
    Alexander Sulzer --- Sulz = aspic
    Christian Ehrhoff --- Ehr(e) = honour, hoff(en) = hope
    Thomas Greiss --- Greis = old man
     
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    That's correct, Jäger is a German name. Lang (long) as well.

    There are also:

    Matthew Schneider---------------tailor
    Robert Esche--------------------- ash tree

    (Mike Knuble) Knubbel-----------knob :biglaugh:


    Switzerland:
    Beat Forster-----------------------Förster=forester
    Adrian Wichser------------ :sarcasm:
    Mark Streit-----------------------argument/beef/conflict/clash
    Olivier Keller--------------------basement
    Patrick Fischer------------------fisher

    Italy:
    Günther Hell-------------------- light/bright
    Armin Helfer-------------------- aider, someone who aides/helps
     
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    Girl .. what city are you from?
     
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    I thought I read once that Jewish in Russian was considered an ethnicity, not a religion, and that Jewish people couldn't represent the country in Olympic events. Has this changed since the fall of the Soviet Union? :confused:
     
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    Isn't schneider = wood cutter?
     
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    :clap: Great thread, brilliant idea.

    Can't help but smile at Ovechkin translating to something like "little sheep" :biglaugh: .
     
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    :eek: How come that nation disapeared in 10th century gave name for tabacco that was brought to russian only in 16th (or so) century :eek:
     

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