Northern-uzbek Culture: Names in Uzbekistan
From Polyglot Club WIKI
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Uzbek name consists of 3, sometimes 4 parts and was adopted from Russian system of last names and patronymics in 20th century with coming of Soviet rule.
First name (ism) for example Amina, is given by parents at birth, second name is patronymic (otasining ismi) for example Anvarovna, which means father’s name plus a suffix –o(ye)vich for males and – o(ye)vna for females and a last name (familiya) for example Oripova, is a family name.
Since independence of Uzbekistan, some families changed their russified patronymic names to the more traditional “o’g’li” or “qizi” which stands for “son of” or “daughter of”. For example: Amina Anvar qizi Oripova.