What does Tupa and Kresta mean?

Discussion in 'Vocabulary & Translation Help' started by c.tupa, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. c.tupa

    c.tupa New Member

    Hi, my name is Christopher Tupa. I live in Texas. I am trying to learn czech and really enjoy your site and message board.
    Right now I have only one question, my whole family is czech and I was wondering if anyone knew what our names meant?

    Thank you very much for your time!
  2. Jana

    Jana Well-Known Member

    Tupa is an adjective (femininum) and means blunt
    Kresta is a noun derived from Krestan = a Christian

    Good luck with your Czech!
  3. c.tupa

    c.tupa New Member

    Jana, thank you very much!
  4. Bohaemus

    Bohaemus Well-Known Member

    Besides the adjective last names "Tupý (masc.)/Tupá (fem.)", there are also "Tupa" (without accents) - 16 times and "Ťupa" (with hacek above T) - 149 times in the Czech Republic.
    (BTW, "Kresta" - 324 times, for comparison: "Novák" - 34522 times; source: Ministry of the Interior of the CR - www.mvcr.cz).
  5. c.tupa

    c.tupa New Member

    Wow, theres not very many of us! Thank you very much! I appreciate all your help!

    Christopher Tupa

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