Intimidating sounding last names


In Russian, most surnames change depending on the gender of the person.The last names in the list below are all in the male form.The feminine form is the same plus an "a" at the end for most surnames ending in "v" and "n".Surnames ending in "y" change to the feminine form by replacing the ending with "-aya". For example, there is Stasevich, Fyodorovych, Ogiyevich, Alkhimovich, and Denisovich.A large number of Russian surnames also end in "evich," "ovich," or just "ich". It is believed that the "ich" ending last names originated from northern Belarus and southwestern Russia.From the name of an Italian town near Rome, the home town of the 13th-century saint Thomas Aquinas.



This could either be an occupational name for a person who worked with clay or mud such as a builder or artisan, or a topographic name for someone living near clay or mud. This probably denoted someone who was talkative or prone to stealing, although it may have described someone's unusual colouring.Painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name.If there’s one demographic that stands to benefit the most from Russia’s recent aggression it’s got to be Hollywood screenwriters and video game designers.They managed to keep using Russian villains long after the Cold War had ended, and just when they might have suspected it was getting stale, they can now look forward to at least another decade of evil Russian colonels to serve as villains.