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Stoykov (Bulgarian: Стойков; also appearing in the transliteration variants Stoikov, Stojkov, Stoikow or Stoykow) – with its female form Stoykova (Bulgarian: Стойкова) – is a Bulgarian surname[1] which is derived from the male given name Stoyko (also as Stojko or Stoiko), which in itself comes from the imperative form стой of the Bulgarian verb стоя "to stand", "to stop."[2]

Notable people with the name Stoykov include:


  1. ^ "Stoykov Surname Meaning & Statistics". Retrieved 19 December 2016. Approximately 6,140 people bear this surname. Most prevalent in: Bulgaria; Highest density in: Bulgaria. 
  2. ^ стоя