|Language(s)||Slovenian, Croatian, Belorussian, Ukrainian and Russian|
|Region of origin||Eastern Europe|
|See also||Springer (surname), Jumper|
Skok (Cyrillic: Скок) is a Slovenian, Croatian, Belarusian, Ukrainian and Russian surname 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.
Notable people with the name Skok include:
- Craig Skok (born 1947), American former baseball player
- Janez Skok (born 1963), Slovenian slalom canoeist
- Joža Skok (1931–2017), Croatian literary historian
- Matevž Skok (born 1986), Slovenian handball player
- Petar Skok (1881–1956), Croatian linguist
- Viacheslav Skok (born 1946), Russian water polo player
- "Skok Surname". forebears.io. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
Approximately 8,446 people bear this surname. Most prevalent in: Russia; Highest density in: Slovenia.
- "Skok Name Meaning". ancestry.com. 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'.