Appendix:Suffixes -evo, -ova and -ovo

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The suffixes -ovo and -evo are in widespread Slavic use to indicate a placename. They are neuter forms of the Slavic possessive suffix -ov and -ev (meaning belonging to) which is declined this way after selo (village), mesto (place or town) or another neutral noun, usually omitted in the toponym itself. The form -evo is used after palatal or palatalized consonants.

The suffix is spelled in a different manner in various Slavic scripts — it is -ово and -ево in Cyrillic and -owo and ewo in Polish. In Romanian, Albanian and Turkish placenames of Slavic origin bearing the suffix are usually adapted as -ova. In Greek, borrowed placenames have either an -ovo or an -ova suffix. For small villages the diminutive form of the suffix, -ovka / -ovca, may occur.

Besides the placename use, the suffix is also featured in some Russian family names, such as Nedobrovo, Durnovo and Khitrovo.



  • Gabrovo, a town in Bulgaria
  • Haskovo, a town in Bulgaria
  • Veliko Tarnovo, a town in Bulgaria
  • Slavyanovo, a town in Bulgaria
  • Đakovo, a town in Croatia
  • Valpovo, a town in Croatia
-Macedonia (FYROM)-
  • Darłowo, a town in Poland
  • Działdowo, a town in Poland
  • Janikowo, a town in Poland
  • Legionowo, a town in Poland
  • Kladovo, a town in Serbia
  • Valjevo, a town in Serbia
  • Fiľakovo, a town in Slovakia
  • Štúrovo, a town in Slovakia


-Macedonia (FYROM)-
  • Braniewo, a city in Poland
  • Węgorzewo, a popular tourist resort in Poland
  • Kolpashevo, a town in Russia
  • Sheremetyevo, an international airport serving Moscow
  • Pančevo, a town in Serbia
  • Preševo, a town in Serbia
  • Smederevo, a town in Serbia

-ova, seldom -ov[edit]

  • Cricova, a town in the Republic of Moldova
  • Brașov, a city in Romania
  • Carașova, a comune in Romania
  • Craiova, a city in Romania
  • Hârșova, a town in Romania
  • Orșova, a town in Romania

-ovka, -ovca[edit]