► Value


With less than 300 people in Poland, our name Książyk ranks among the most uncommon Polish names. Only 4,2% of Polish last names are ending with the suffixe "yk". Nowak is the most common last name in Poland with more than 220,000 people. In France, Książyk positions 128 989th.

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► Meaning


Our name Książyk doesn't relate to a specific meaning. The closest word might be Książe (prince) and literally, our name would mean something like "small Książ". Usually names ending with "yk" in Polish mean "son of", which is not the case here.

Read: "Etymology of our name Książyk"


► Archaism


In old documents before the 17th c., our name Książyk can be read with archaic forms:

  • "Knyazik"
  • "Xyazyk" / "Xyanzyk"
  • "Xiążyk / "Xsiążyk"
  • "Kfiążyk" / "Xfiążyk"
  • "Kxiążyk"

An expert from the Biblioteka Narodowa in Warsaw has suggested that our name might be derivated from older forms such as "Xønsze" (1393) or "Xansz" (1359).

► Orthograph


In some official acts of the 19th c., our name spells "Ksionżyk" which is inspired by the French phoneme on [ɔ̃]. Many Polish names can be written with alternative letters ̶ ̶ a headache for amateur genealogists.

► Confusion


The most usual confusion is made with the name Książek because in Polish, the letters Y and E soud very close. Family names (nazwisko) with the closest root orthograph are Książszczak and Książyna. The closest names with the same "Książ" root are Książyczyk and Książyński.

► Mistakes


In the 1930's, the name Książyk was written Kziazyk by a local penpusher of the French administration. The mistake was not corrected and one of the French branches of the Książyk community is still mispelled. In Canada, after generations of misspelling, alterations have produced the following fantasies: Ksazyk, Ksionzyk/Ksonzyk and Ksiondzyk. We also found a name spelled Gsionzyk.

► Sound


Our name Książyk is not easy to pronounce for non Polish speakers. Here are some tips to help you articulate better.


  • International phonetic: [ˈkʲɕɔ̃w̃ʐɨk]


  • En français : ksi-on-jêk

dire le "ê" comme un faux 'i"


  • In English: ksee-on-geek

"on" sounds as in song

"ee" sounds between chic and alec

► Grammar


Remember Latin? As for any other Polish last name, Książyk comes with declinations. This is a crucial point to keep in mind for your researches. In genealogy studies, you may find our name with the following plural forms:


  • Książykowie: equivalent for "Książyk lineage"
  • Książyków: equivalent for "Książyk household"

  • Książykach: means "of the Książyk" or "about the Książyk".

► Ladies


For Ladies, an old polite form of our name Książyk would be written and pronounced Książka. The feminine gender alternates the letter "k" before the letter "a". For your information, książka also means book. Before the 1900's, other polite forms were also used:


  • Książykówna for non married girls born Książyk
  • Książykowa for ladies married with a Książyk gentleman.


► Miscellaneous


  • Balance:

42.86% vowels

57.14% consonants

  • Reversed:


  • Anagrams:

Kiskayz Azisykk Ksaikzy Sikayzk

Zkiakys Kysziak Aykkisz

  • Misspells:

Ksionzyk Ksiajyk Ksyazik Ksiazik

Ksjazyk Kseazyk Kisazyk Ksiazky

Ksiayzk Kziazik Kziazyk ...

► Secret Message


"Ask Zak a ski as yaks say sky is kaki"