Gajda Name Meaning

Polish, Slovak, and Hungarian: from Slavic gajda ‘bagpipe’, in particular the kind of folk instrument found in the Carpathians. The word is ultimately of Turkish origin. The surname probably arose as a metonymic occupational name for a piper, but perhaps in some cases as a nickname, as the Polish word also has the figurative meanings ‘fat legs’ or ‘awkward person’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Gazda, Vajda, Gaida, Lada, Gadd, Gayda, Wajda, Galka, Sajdak, Gaska

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