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AAFJES Dutch
Means "son of AAFJE".
AAIJ Dutch
Derived from the given name Aaij, a short form of ADRIAAN and other names.
AAKSTER Dutch
Derived from Old Dutch ekster "magpie".
AALDENBERG Dutch
Originally denoted a person who came from an uncertain place called Aaldenberg, meaning "old mountain".
AALDERS Dutch
Means "son of ALDERT".
AALFS Dutch
Means "son of Aalf", a short form of ADOLF.
AALMERS Dutch (Rare)
Means "son of Aalmar", a Dutch form of ADELMAR.
AALTINK Dutch
Variant of ALTING.
AALTO Finnish
From Finnish aalto meaning "wave". A famous bearer was Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976).
AARDEN Dutch
From Dutch aarden meaning "clay, stone, earth". It probably denoted a person who worked with those materials.
AARENS Dutch
Means "son of AREND".
AARLE Dutch
Denoted a person who hailed from a place of this name in the Netherlands, or from Arlon in Belgium (which is Aarlen in Dutch).
AARON Jewish, English
From the given name AARON.
AARSE Dutch
Means "son of AREND".
AARTS Dutch
Means "son of AART".
AARTSEN Dutch
Means "son of AREND".
AARTSMA Frisian
Means "son of AREND", the suffix -ma indicating that it is of Frisian origin.
ABADJIEV Bulgarian
Patronymic name derived from the Turkish word aba "coat". It may have originally denoted the children of a tailor.
ABANO Italian
Originally denoted a person from the town of Abano, Latin Aponus, which was derived from the old Celtic root ab meaning "water".
ABARCA Spanish
From the name of a type of leather-soled shoe or sandal made on the Balearic Islands. It originally indicated a person who made or sold this item.
ABAROA Basque
Possibly from Basque abaro meaning "refuge".
ABASCAL Spanish
Means "priest's street" from Basque abas "priest" and kale "street".
ABASOLO Basque
Means "priest's meadow" from Basque abas "priest" and solo "meadow".
ABATANGELO Italian
From Italian abate meaning "abbot, priest" combined with the given name ANGELO.
ABATANTUONO Italian
From Italian abate meaning "abbot, priest" combined with the given name ANTONIO.
ABATE Italian
From Italian abate meaning "abbot, priest", derived via Latin and Greek from an Aramaic word meaning "father". This was used either as a nickname or an occupational name for a worker in a priest's house.
ABATEGIOVANNI Italian
From Italian abate meaning "abbot, priest" combined with the given name GIOVANNI.
ABATESCIANNI Italian
From Italian abate meaning "abbot, priest" combined with the given name GIANNI.
ABBÀ Italian
Variant of ABATE.
ABBADELLI Italian
Means "little abbot" from Italian abate and the diminutive suffix -elli.
ABBANDONATO Italian
Means "forsaken, abandoned" in Italian.
ABBAS Arabic, Urdu
From the given name ABBAS.
ABBASCIA Italian
Aphetic form of ABATESCIANNI.
ABBASI Persian, Urdu
From the given name ABBAS.
ABBATE Italian
Variant of ABATE.
ABBATICCHIO Italian
Means "little abbot" from Italian abate and the diminutive suffix -icchio, from Latin -iculus.
ABBES Dutch
Means "son of ABBE".
ABBEY English
Indicated a person who lived near an abbey or worked in an abbey, from Middle English abbeye.
ABBIATI Italian
Originally a name for a person from the city of Abbiategrasso, near Milan in Italy, called Abiatum in Latin.
ABBING Dutch
Variant of ABBINK.
ABBINGH Dutch
Variant of ABBINK.
ABBINK Dutch
From various Dutch places meaning "ABBE's farm".
ABBOTT English
English cognate of ABATE.
ABDULLAH Arabic
Derived from the given name ABD ALLAH.
ABDULRASHID Arabic
Derived from the given name ABD AL-RASHID.
ABE (1) Japanese
From Japanese (a) meaning "peace" and (be) meaning "multiple times".
ABE (2) Japanese
From Japanese (a) meaning "peace" and (be) meaning "part, section".
ABEL (1) English, French, Danish, Spanish
Derived from the given name ABEL.
ABEL (2) German
Derived from a diminutive of the given name ALBERT.
ABELEN Dutch
Patronymic surname derived from ABEL or a diminutive of ALBERT.
ABELLI Italian
From the given name ABELE.
ABELLÓ Catalan
From the Latin given name Abellio, which may have been derived from the name of a Pyrenean god.
ABELN German
Patronymic derived from a diminutive of ALBERT.
ABELS Dutch
Means "son of ABEL".
ABEN Dutch
Means "son of ABE (2)".
ABIODUN Western African, Yoruba
From the given name ABIODUN.
ABNEY English
From the name of a town in Derbyshire, derived from Old English meaning "Abba's island".
ABRAHAM Jewish, English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch
Derived from the given name ABRAHAM.
ABRAHAMSSON Swedish
Means "son of ABRAHAM".
ABRAM English
Derived from the given name ABRAHAM.
ABRAMI Italian
Derived from the given name ABRAMO.
ABRAMO Italian
Derived from the given name ABRAMO.
ABRAMS Jewish, English
Means "son of ABRAHAM".
ABRAMSEN Norwegian
Means "son of ABRAHAM".
ABRAMSON English
Means "son of ABRAHAM".
ABRAMSSON Swedish
Means "son of ABRAHAM".
ABREU Portuguese, Galician
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a given name which was of Germanic origin.
ABSPOEL Dutch
From Abtspoel, the name of an estate near Oegstgeest in South Holland, meaning "abbot's pool".
ABT German
German cognate of ABATE.
ACARDI Italian
Derived from the Norman name Achard, a form of EKKEHARD.
ACCIAI Italian
Derived from medieval Italian accia meaning "axe", ultimately from Latin ascia.
ACCONCIO Italian
From the medieval Italian given names Accuntius or Acconcius, of uncertain meaning.
ACCORSI Italian
From the given name BONACCORSO.
ACCORSO Italian
From the given name BONACCORSO.
ACCURSIO Italian
From the given name BONACCORSO.
ACERBI Italian
From Italian acerbo meaning "bitter, harsh, severe".
ACHESON Scots
Scots form of ATKINSON.
ACHILLES German
Derived from the given name ACHILLES.
ACHTERBERG Dutch, German
From the name of various places in the Netherlands and Germany, for example the village of achterberg in Utrecht. The place names are derived from Low German achter "behind" and berg "mountain, hill".
ACHTERKAMP Dutch
From the name of various places in the Netherlands, derived from Low German achter "behind" and kamp "field".
ACHTEROP Dutch
Variant of OGTROP.
ACHTHOVEN Dutch
Denoted a person from various towns in the Netherlands called Achthoven, which is derived from Dutch acht "eight" and hoven "gardens".
ACKER German, English
Denoted a person who lived near a field, derived from Middle English aker or Middle High German acker meaning "field".
ACKERMAN English
Means "ploughman", derived from Middle English aker "field" and man.
ACKERMANN German
Denoted a person who lived near a field, from Middle High German acker "field" and man "man".
ACONE Italian
Possibly from the name of a harbour in Bithynia (in modern Turkey).
ACOSTA Spanish
Spanish form of DA COSTA (from a misdivision of the surname).
ACQUA Italian
Means "water" in Italian, indicating one who dwelt by or transported water.
ACQUAFREDDA Italian
Denoted a person who came from one of the various places in Italy with this name, derived from Italian meaning "cold water".
ACQUARONE Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a place name or an occupation derived from Italian acqua "water".
ACQUATI Italian
From the name of a village, part of the city of Lecco in Lombardy. Its name is presumably derived from Italian acqua "water".
ADAIR English
Derived from the given name EDGAR.
ÁDÁM Hungarian
Hungarian form of ADAM.
ADAM English, French, German, Polish, Romanian, Jewish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
ADAMCZAK Polish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
ADAMCZYK Polish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
ADAMI Italian
Means "son of ADAMO".
ADAMIĆ Croatian
Means "son of ADAM".
ADAMÍK Czech
Czech diminutive form of ADAM.
ADAMO Italian
Italian form of ADAM.
ADAMOLI Italian
Diminutive form of ADAMI.
ADAMS English, Jewish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
ADAMSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of ADAM".
ADAMSON English
Means "son of ADAM".
ADAMSSON Swedish
Swedish form of ADAMSON.
ADCOCK English
Derived from a diminutive of the given name ADAM.
ADDARIO Italian
Derived from the given name Addarius, of unknown meaning.
ADDENS Dutch
Means "son of ADDE".
ADDICKS Dutch
Means "son of Addik", a diminutive of ADDE.
ADDISON English
Means "son of ADDY (2)".
ADEBAYO Western African, Yoruba
From the given name ADEBAYO.
ADELARDI Italian
Means "son of ADELARDO".
ADEMA Frisian
Means "son of ADE (2)".
ADENAUER German
Denoted a person from the town of Adenau in Germany. The name of the town is of uncertain etymology.
ADESSO Italian
Perhaps a nickname for a punctual or fast person, from Italian adesso meaning "now, at this moment".
ADIMARI Italian
Means "son of ADEMARO".
ADKINS English
Variant of ATKINS.
ADLER German, Jewish
Means "eagle" in German.
ADMIRAAL Dutch
Means "admiral" in Dutch.
ADOLFS Dutch
Means "son of ADOLF".
ADOLFSSON Swedish
Means "son of ADOLF".
ADOMAITIS Lithuanian
From the given name ADOMAS.
ADRIAANS Dutch
Means "son of ADRIAAN".
ADRIAANSEN Dutch
Means "son of ADRIAAN".
ADRIATICO Italian
Originally denoted a person who lived near the Adriatic sea.
ADRICHEM Dutch
From the name of an estate and castle (demolished in 1812) that was formerly in North Holland, the Netherlands. It means "Adrik's home".
AERSSENS Dutch
Means "son of AREND".
AFFINI Italian
From Latin affinis meaning "neighbouring, kindred".
AFOLABI Western African, Yoruba
From the given name AFOLABI.
AFOLAYAN Western African, Yoruba
Means "walks like a wealthy person, walks with confidence" in Yoruba.
AFRICANI Italian
Means "son of Africano", the Italian form of AFRICANUS.
AFRICANO Italian
From the given name Africano, the Italian form of AFRICANUS.
AGANI Italian
Means "son of Agano", a given name of unknown meaning.
AGEMA Frisian
Means "son of AGE (1)".
AGGIO Italian
Possibly from the name Aggius, probably related to the Germanic name AGI.
AGLI Italian
From place names like Agliè, Aglietti, Agliana and Agliate, all originating from the Latin name Allius or Alleius.
AGNARSSON Icelandic
Means "son of AGNAR".
AGNELLI Italian
From Italian agnello meaning "lamb" (ultimately from Latin agnus), denoting a pious or timid person.
AGNELLINI Italian
From a diminutive of AGNELLI.
AGNUSDEI Italian
From Latin Agnus Dei meaning "lamb of God". This was a nickname for someone who was particularly religious or someone who wore this symbol.
AGÓCS Hungarian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name ÁGOSTON.
AGOSTI Italian
Means "son of Agosto", a variant of AUGUSTO.
AGOSTINI Italian
Means "son of AGOSTINO".
AGRAMUNT Catalan
Originally denoted a person from the town of Agramunt, Spain. It means "field hill" in Catalan.
AGRESTA Italian
From Latin agrestis meaning "rural, rustic".
AGRICOLA Italian
From Latin agricola meaning "farmer".
AGUA Spanish
Means "water" in Spanish, indicating a person who lived near water or worked with water.
AGUADO Spanish
Derived from Spanish agua "water", indicating a person who lived near water or worked with water.
AHEARN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó HEACHTHIGHEARNA.
AHEARNE Irish
Anglicized form of Ó HEACHTHIGHEARNA.
AHLBERG Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish al "alder" and berg "mountain".
AHLERS Low German
Means "son of ALARD".
AHLGREN Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish al "alder" and gren "branch".
AHLSTRÖM Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish al "alder" and ström "stream".
AHMAD Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name AHMAD.
AHMED Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name AHMAD.
AIELLO Italian
From various place names in Italy, such as Aiello del Friuli, Aiello del Sabato and others. They are derived from Latin agellus meaning "little field".
AIKEMA Frisian
Means "son of AIKE".
AIKEN English
From the medieval given name Atkin, a diminutive of ADAM.
AINSLEY Scots
From a place name: either Annesley in Nottinghamshire or Ansley in Warwickshire. The place names themselves derive from Old English anne "alone, solitary" or ansetl "hermitage" and leah "woodland, clearing".
AINSWORTH English
Habitational name for a person from the village of Ainsworth near Manchester, itself from the Old English given name Ægen and worþ meaning "enclosure".
AIOLFI Italian
Means "son of Aiolfo", which is derived from the Germanic name AGILULF.
AIRALDI Italian
Means "son of AROLDO".
AIRÒ Italian
From the given name AROLDO.
AITA Italian
Originally denoted a person from Aieta, Italy, a place name derived from Greek αετος (aetos) "eagle".
AITKEN Scots, English
Derived from the medieval given name Atkin, a diminutive of ADAM.
AIZA Spanish, Basque
From Basque aitz meaning "rock, stone".
AJAM Arabic
From Arabic عَجَم ('ajam) meaning "foreigner, non-Arab".
AJELLO Italian
Variant of AIELLO.
ÅKERMAN Swedish
Swedish form of ACKERMANN.
AKERS English
Variant of ACKER.
AKIYAMA Japanese
From Japanese (aki) meaning "autumn" and (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
AKKER Dutch
Dutch form of ACKER.
AKKERMAN Dutch
Dutch form of ACKERMANN.
AKKERMANS Dutch
Dutch form of ACKERMANN.
AKKERSDIJK Dutch
Originally denoted a person from the town of Akkersdijk, near Delft in the Netherlands. It means "field by the dyke" in Dutch.
AKSELSEN Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of AKSEL".
AKSOY Turkish
From Turkish ak "white" and soy "lineage, ancestry".
ALAGONA Italian
From the name of the Spanish region of Aragon, which was a medieval kingdom. The region was named for a river, which was itself derived from an Indo-European root meaning "water".
ALAMANNI Italian
From ALEMANNIA, the Latin name for Germany.
ALAMILLA Spanish
From Spanish alamillo meaning "poplar, aspen".
AL-AMIN Arabic
Means "the truthful" from Arabic امين (amin).
ALAN English, Scottish
Derived from the given name ALAN.
ALBANESI Italian
Originally indicated a person who came from ALBANIA.
ALBANI Italian
Derived from the given name ALBANO.
ALBANO Italian
Derived from the given name ALBANO.
ALBERDA Dutch
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
ALBERICI Italian
Means "son of ALBERICO".
ALBERINK Dutch
Means "ALBERT's farm" in Dutch.
ALBERO Italian
From Italian albero meaning "tree", ultimately from Latin arbor, referring to someone who lived in the woods or worked as a woodcutter.
ALBERS Dutch
Means "son of ALBERT".
ALBERT English, French, Catalan, Hungarian, Romanian, German
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
ALBERTS English, Dutch
Means "son of ALBERT".
ALBERTSON English
Means "son of ALBERT".
ALBESCU Romanian
Derived from Romanian alb meaning "white".
ALBINI Italian
Means "son of ALBINO".
ALBINSON English, Swedish
Means "son of ALBIN".
ALBRECHT German
From the given name ALBRECHT.
ALBRONDA Dutch
From the name of various streets in the Netherlands.
ALBU Romanian
From Romanian alb meaning "white".
ALBUQUERQUE Portuguese
From the name of the Spanish town of Alburquerque, near the Portuguese border in the province of Badajoz. It is probably derived from Latin alba quercus meaning "white oak".
ALDANA Basque
From the name of a Basque town, derived from aldats meaning "slope".
ALDEBRANDI Italian
Means "son of Aldebrando", an Italian form of ALDEBRAND.
ALDEN English
Derived from the Old English given name EALDWINE.
ALDENKAMP Dutch
Possibly from an unknown place name meaning "old field" in Dutch.
ALDERISI Italian
Means "son of Alderissius", a Latinized form of a Germanic name of unknown meaning.
ALDERLIESTEN Dutch
From Dutch allerliefste meaning "most dearest". This name could have referred to the nature of the person or perhaps a phrase the person commonly used.
ALDERS Dutch
Means "son of ALDERT".
ALDERSHOF Dutch
Means "Aldert's courtyard" from the given name ALDERT combined with Dutch hof "garden, courtyard".
ALDUINO Italian
Derived from the Italian given name Alduino, derived from the Germanic name ALDWIN.
ALEKSEEV Russian
Means "son of ALEKSEY".
ALEMAGNA Italian
From ALEMANNIA, the Latin name for Germany.
ALEPPO Italian
From the name of the Syrian city of Aleppo, which is from Arabic خالاب (Khalab), of uncertain meaning.
ALESCI Italian
Means "son of ALESSIO".
ALESCIO Italian
From the given name ALESSIO.
ALESHIRE German
Anglicized form of ALSCHER.
ALESI Italian
Variant of ALESCI.
ALESINI Italian
Means "son of Alesino", a diminutive of ALESSIO.
ALESSI Italian
Variant of ALESCI.
ALEXANDER English
Derived from the given name ALEXANDER.
ALFARO Spanish
Originally denoted someone who was from the city of Alfaro in La Rioja, Spain. It is possibly derived from Arabic meaning "the watchtower".
ALFARSI Arabic
Means "the Persian" in Arabic, derived from Arabic فارس (Faris) meaning "Persia".
ALFERINK Dutch
Means "ALFHARD's farm" in Dutch.
ALFERO Italian
From the given name ADALFARUS.
ALFONS Dutch
From the given name ALFONS.
ALFREDSON English
Means "son of ALFRED".
ALFREDSSON Swedish
Means "son of ALFRED".
ALFSON Swedish
Anglicized form of ALFSSON.
ALFSSON Swedish
Means "son of ALF (1)".
ALGER English
From the given name ALGAR.
AL-GHAZZAWI Arabic
Originally indicated a person who came from Gaza in Palestine.
AL-HASHIM Arabic
From the given name HASHIM.
ALI Arabic
From the given name ALI (1).
ALIBERTI Italian
Means "son of ALBERTO".
ALINARI Italian
Means "son of Alinario", which is from the Germanic name ELLANHER.
ALINEJAD Persian
Means "descendant of ALI (1)" in Persian.
ALING Dutch
Variant of ALINK.
ALINK Dutch
Means "ALE (2)'s farm" in Dutch.
ALIPRANDI Italian
Means "son of ALIPRAND".
ALKEMA Frisian
Means "son of ALKE".
ALLAN English, Scottish
Derived from the given name ALAN.
ALLARD French, English
Derived from the given name ADALHARD (or the Old English cognate ÆÐELRÆD).
ALLAWAY Scottish
From a Scottish place name, itself derived from alla "wild" and mhagh "field".
ALLEGRI Italian
From an Italian nickname derived from allegro meaning "quick, lively".
ALLEN English, Scottish
Derived from the given name ALAN.
ALLES Dutch
Means "son of ALLE".
ALLSOPP English
From the name of the village of Alsop en la Dale in Derbyshire, England. It means "Ælli's valley" in Old English.
ALMA Frisian
Means "son of ALE (2)", the suffix -ma indicating that it is of Frisian origin.
ALMÁSSY Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian alma meaning "apple", perhaps originally referring to a person who harvested or sold apples.
ALMEIDA Portuguese
Designated a person who had originally lived in the town of Almeida in Portugal. The place name is from Arabic ال مائدة (al ma'idah) meaning "the plateau, the table".
ALMSTEDT Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish alm "elm" and stad "town".
AL-MUFTI Arabic
Refers to a mufti, a Muslim legal advisor consulted in applying a religious law.
ALÒ Italian
Variant of ALOI.
ALOI Italian
From a dialectal form of the name ALOISIO.
ALOIA Italian
Variant of ALOI.
ALOISI Italian
From the given name ALOISIO.
ALONSO Spanish
From the given name ALONSO.
ALSCHER German
Means "son of ADALHEIDIS".
ALSERDA Frisian
Designated a person who was from a farm called Alserd, of uncertain meaning.
ALTAMURA Italian
From the name of the Italian city of Altamura, which means "high walls" in Italian.
ALTENA Dutch
From the name of a town in the Netherlands, possibly meaning "close, near" in Dutch.
ALTHAUS German
Name for a person dwelled in or by an old house, from German alt "old" and haus "house".
ALTHUIS Dutch
Dutch cognate of ALTHAUS.