What's in a name - Š

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Last name Literal meaning Explanation
Šestak, Sestak Sixth-grader, sixer, six-something-thing (say, a 6mm wrench or a 6-pronged tool). "Šest" is six in all Slavic languages (pronunciation differs) (Slavic)
Škoda, Skoda damage, a pity (Czech and/or Slovakian, where it may have a different meaning)