Kowalski

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Kowalski (Polish pronunciation: [kɔˈvalskʲi]; feminine: Kowalska, plural Kowalscy) is the second most common surname in Poland (140,471 people in 2009).[1] Kowalski surname is derived from the word Kowal meaning Smith.

"Jan Kowalski" is a popular name that is used as a placeholder name in Poland, similar to "John Smith", its rough English-language equivalent, in English-speaking countries[2] (though a more direct translation would be "John Smithson").

Related surnames[edit]

Language Masculine Feminine
Polish Kowalski Kowalska
Belarusian
(Romanization)
Кавальскі
(Kavalski)
Кавальская
(Kavalskaja, Kavalskaya, Kavalskaia)
Russian
(Romanization)
Ковальский
(Kovalsky, Kovalskiy, Kovalskij)
Ковальская
(Kovalskaya, Kovalskaia, Kovalskaja)
Ukrainian
(Romanization)
Ковальський
(Kovalskyi, Kovalskyy, Kovalskyj)
Ковальська
(Kovalska)

Kowalski surname in Polish voivodships[edit]

Kowalski is:[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Interior (Poland). Statystyka najpopularniejszych nazwisk występujących w Polsce in 2009 Archived 2013-09-28 at the Wayback Machine. (The most popular surnames in Poland in 2009). Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  2. ^ "Leading Polish churchman criticizes opposition's vetting proposals". PAP News Agency. Warsaw: BBC News. January 12, 2005. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Roxanne (1987)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved May 22, 2010.
  4. ^ Maslin, Janet. "Roxanne (1987)". The New York Times. Retrieved May 22, 2010.