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Map of attested locations

Surname: Pļaviņš

Origin: Latvian

Meaning: Diminutive of "meadow"

Old Spellings: Plawin, Plawiņ, Plawiņsch

Cyrillic Spelling: Плавиньш

Handwritten Cyrillic: To be added

Variations and Alternate Spellings: Pļaviņa, Plavins, Plavina

Related Surnames: Unknown

Possible place name borrowing? Yes

Attested Locations: Kastrāne, Katvari, Limbaži

Famous individuals with this surname: Mārtiņš Pļaviņš, Olympic bronze medalist in beach volleyball