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Map of attested locations

Surname: Žeļva

Origin: Slavic

Meaning: Turtle

Old Spellings: Zhelywa, Zhelwa, Zholwa

Cyrillic Spelling: Жельва

Handwritten Cyrillic: To be added

Variations and Alternate Spellings: Zelva

Related Surnames: Unknown

Possible place name borrowing? Yes

Attested Locations: Aizkalne, Silajāņi, Višķi

Famous individuals with this surname: Unknown