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PronunciationIPA: [skok]
Language(s)Slovenian, Croatian, Belorussian, Ukrainian and Russian
Meaningjump, leap
Region of originEastern Europe
Other names
See alsoSpringer (surname), Jumper

Skok (Cyrillic: Скок) is a Slovenian, Croatian, Belarusian, Ukrainian and Russian surname[1] derived from the Slavic word skok for "leap, jump" or more precisely the Slovene word skočiti for "to jump, to leap" that has its highest density in Slovenia, where it was used in the 15th and 16th century as a nickname for a Christian refugee from the Turks who had fled the territories conquered by the Ottoman Empire to the southeast.[2]
Notable people with the name Skok include:


  1. ^ "Skok Surname". Retrieved October 7, 2019. Approximately 8,446 people bear this surname. Most prevalent in: Russia; Highest density in: Slovenia.
  2. ^ "Skok Name Meaning". Retrieved October 7, 2019. Slovenian: nickname for a refugee from the Turks in the 15th and 16th century, from a derivative of uskociti 'to flee'.