What's in a name - S

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Last name
Literal meaning
Explanation
Salman
Solomon
[Arabic]
Sßndor
Alexander
[shandor] Hungarian version of the name.
Sarkozy
mid-mud
sar (pron. shar) - mud, k÷z - between, among, common to (Hungarian)
Schlesinger
Silesian
(German)
Schumacher
shoemaker
(German)
Schwartzkopf
black head
(German)
Skander
Alexander
[skender] (Albanian)
Sliwa, Szilva, Őljivo, ŐljiviŠ
plum
(Polish, Hungarian, Bosnian/Croatian, South Slavic)
Slobodan
free
(Serbian and other ex-Yu languages) This is a straight adjective, in masculine gender. Free as in not enslaved, not as in beer. Name quite popular immediately after WWII. The feminine pair, Slobodanka, is a noun.
Soros
serial, orderly
sor [shor] - row, order; soros [shorosh] - orderly, lined up, in order (Hungarian)
Stefan, Stevan
Stephen
[Serbian]
Stipe, Stipica
Stephen
[Dalmatian]
Strauss
ostrich
(German)
Szabo
taylor
[soboe] (Hungarian)