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ABBOUDArabic
Derived from a nickname for any name beginning with Abdul.... [more]
ADELSKÖLDSwedish
Swedish surname which possibly means "noble shield", from the elements adel, meaning "nobility" and sköld, which may mean "shield".
AGUIRREBasque
Basque toponymic surname, also arguably meaning "prominence" in Old Basque.
AKÇAMTurkish
A surname of Turkish origin, ultimate from the words ak meaning "white" and çam meaning "pine tree".
AKDAĞTurkish
Related to any one of several mountains in Turkey by the name of Akdağ, this surname literally derives its meaning from the words ak meaning "white" and dağ meaning "mountain" and probably denoted someone who lived in the proximity of such a mountain.
ALLENDEBasque, Spanish
Basque surname possibly linked to the Spanish word allende of Latin origin meaning "beyond" or "besides".
ANChinese
Means from "peace" or "tranquility" from the character . In China 安 (An) also serves as an abbreviation for 安息 (Anxi), refering to the Arsacid Empire... [more]
ÅNGSTRÖMSwedish
Swedish surname meaning "steam river" from the elements ånga, meaning "steam" and ström, meaning "stream, current, river".
ASPLUNDSwedish
Swedish surname meaning "aspen grove", from the elements asp, meaning "aspen tree" and the common surname element lund, meaning "grove".
BẠCHVietnamese
Means "white" from the Sino-Vietnamese character . It is a cognate of Bai.
BAGIŃSKIPolish
From the word baginiak meaning "master".
BIANChinese
Romanization of a Chinese surname, which in Pinyin may be respectively Biàn, Biān or Biǎn. The former, written with the character means "to be impatient", "to be in a hurry" or "excitable" and is by far the most common... [more]
CAOVietnamese
Means "tall" or "lofty, elevated", from the Sino-Vietnamese character
CHOURAQUIJudeo-Spanish, Northern African
North African Jewish surname meaning "the one who comes from the east", ultimately from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "eastern". It is etymologically related to Cherkaoui.
CUDASlovak
Derives from the word name derives from cuda meaning "miracle".
ĐỖVietnamese
Means "stop, restrict", from the Sino-Vietnamese character . A famous bearer is Đỗ Cảnh Thạc, a warlord during the 12 Lords Rebellion.
ĐOÀNVietnamese
From the Sino-Vietnamese character , meaning "party, group, corps"
DOMÈNECHCatalan
A common Catalan surname, possibly derived from Dominic, Dominique or Domingo.
DƯƠNGVietnamese
Means "male" or "yang" from the Sino-Vietnamese . It is cognant to Yang.
GÜVENTurkish
From the noun güven meaning "trust, confidence", perhaps designating a trustworthy character, or alternatively one who trusts in others readily.
Vietnamese
From the Sino-Vietnamese character and ultimately the Chinese character meaning "river". It was probably given to someone who lived near a river.
HẠVietnamese
Derived from the Han character meaning "summer".
ILVESEstonian
Taken from the word ilves meaning "lynx", it probably designated someone who had lynx-like characteristics or was otherwise associated with the animal.
KACZMAREKPolish
From the word karczma meaning "inn", this would have designated someone who worked in an inn or their relatives.
KASKEstonian
Estonian location based surname from the word kask meaning "birch tree" and probably designating someone who lived near such a tree.
KHÚCVietnamese
Means "piece, section, chunck" from the character . The famous bearers the Khúc family were a group of leaders who challenged Tang rule over Vietnam.
KOSTRACzech, Slovak
Unusual surname found in Slovakia and the Czech Republic meaning "skeleton" from the word kostra, ultimately from the word kost meaning "bone". In Czech in particular, kostra refers only to the biological meaning of "skeleton" - a skeleton as an independent entity is known as a kostlivec.
KRAWCZYKPolish
From krawiec meaning "tailor", possibly more accurately meaning "taylor's son".
KRIVÁŇSlovak
Taken from the name of the mountain Kriváň, ultimately from kriv- meaning "bent, crooked".
LÂMVietnamese
Vietnamese form of Lin.
LEMERCIERFrench
French surname designating a vendor of sewing materials, from the word mercier.
LƯƠNGVietnamese
The Vietnamese varient of Liang, ultimately derived from the character meaning "salary, pay, wage". It may have designated a paymaster, or someone working under a wage or salary.
LƯUVietnamese
The Vietnamese varient of Liu, ultimately derived from the character and possibly meaning "conquerer".
MẠCVietnamese
Vietnamese form of Mo.
MADEEstonian
Patronymic surname taken either from the female name Magdaleena or the male name Matteus.
MÄGIEstonian
Estonian surname from the word mägi meaning "hill".
MAMMADOVAzerbaijani
Means "son of Mammad", from the name Mammad and the patronymic particle -ov. It is estimated to be the most common name in Azerbaijan.
MAZURPolish
From an old name for an inhabitant of Mazowsze region in Poland.
NALBANDIANArmenian
From the word նալբանդ (nalband) meaning "one who makes horse shoes".
NALCITurkish
Occupational surname denoting a horse-shoe maker, from the Turkish word nal meaning "horse-shoe" and the particle -cı a suffix appended to words to create a noun denoting a profession or occupation.
PÄÄSUKEEstonian
Means "swallow", taken from the Estonian word.
PÄRNEstonian
Taken from the word pärn meaning "linden tree", it may also be linked to the Estonian city of Pärnu. It is the fifteenth most common surname in Estonia.
RĂCEANURomanian
Designates someone from Răciu, a commune in Mureş County, Romania.
REBANEEstonian
From the word rebane meaning "fox", it was originally given to someone perceived to possess fox-like characteristics.
SAAREstonian
From the word saar, meaning either "island" or "ash tree" and designating someone who lived near one or both such locations.
SAIONJIJapanese
Japanese surname derived from the kanji for "west", "park, garden" and "Buddhist temple".
SAKALAUSKASLithuanian
Ultimately derived from Sokol. Varient forms are Sakalauskienė (married woman or widow) and Sakalauskaitė (unmarried woman).
SEGĂRCEANURomanian
A topographical surname designating someone from Segarcea, a small town in Dolj County, Romania.
SEPPEstonian
Occupational surname from the Estonian word sepp meaning "smith".
SERRALLONGACatalan
Taken from the name of a town in the Vallespir district, in Northern Catalonia.
ŠŤASTNÝCzech, Slovak
From the word, meaning "happy".
ȘTEFĂNESCURomanian
Patronymic Romanian surname taken from the name Ștefăn, ultimately meaning "Descendant of Ștefăn".
TAMMEstonian
Location based surname from the word tamm meaning either "oak tree" or "dam (as of a river)". It is the second most common surname in Estonia.
TĂNĂSESCURomanian
Patronymic surname meaning "the son of Tănăs".
TAULERCatalan
From the Catalan word tauler meaning "board".
TECUCEANURomanian
A topographical Romanian surname meaning "from Tecuci". Tecuci is a city in the Galaţi county of Romania.
TRƯƠNGVietnamese
Vietnamese cognate of Zhang.
TSYBULENKOUkrainian
Ukrainian surname created from the Ukrainian word цибуля (tsybulya) meaning "onion" and the patronymic ending -enko.
TUPÝSlovak
From the word, meaning "blunt, dull".
URRUTIABasque
Basque surname meaning "distant, far away" in Euskara.
UTHMANNigerian
From the given name Uthman.
VĂCĂRESCURomanian
From the Romanian word văcăr, meaning "cowherd".
VALKEAPÄÄFinnish
From the Finnish valkea meaning "white", and pää meaning "head" or "tip".
VENGEROVUkrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian surname derived from the word венгр (vengr) meaning "Hungarian".
VIROLAINENFinnish
From the Finnish word, meaning "an Estonian".
Vietnamese
Means "military" or "warlike", from the Sino-Vietnamese character .
VOROBEYUkrainian
Ukrainian surname taken from the word воробе́й (vorobey) meaning "sparrow".
VOSDutch
From the word vos meaning "fox", it may have been a nickname for someone with fox-like characteristics.
Vietnamese
Varient of .
WIERZBOWSKIPolish
Taken from the word wierzba meaning "willow", this name may have designated someone who lived near a willow tree.
WIŚNIEWSKIPolish
Taken from the word wiśnia meaning "sour cherry". It is sometimes said to be the third most popular surname in Poland.
YAVUZTurkish
Means "stern, tough" in Turkish.
YÜCETurkish
Turkish surname derived from the word yüce meaning "lofty, gracious, noble, eminent".
ZAFARUrdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name Zafar.
ZAKARIYAArabic
Arabic surname derived from the name of the prophet Zechariah.
ZAKIArabic
Derived from the Arabic given name Zaki meaning "pure".
ZALDÍVARBasque, Spanish
Derived from Basque zaldi meaning "horse" combined with ibar meaning "valley". This is also the name of a town in Biscay, Spain.
ZEITOUNArabic
Derived from the Arabic زَيْتُون (zaytūn) meaning "olive", a cognate of the Maghrebi Zitouni. It could also be linked to the famous El-Zeitoun district in Cairo, Egypt.
ZELAYABasque
Basque surname related to the Euskara word for "field".
ZHUANGChinese
Derived from Chinese 莊 (zhuāng) meaning "village, farmstead, hamlet" or "villa, manor".
ZHUGEChinese
One of the rare Chinese double character surnames. It is ranked 314th in the Hundred Family Surnames. The first character can be read as "all, these, various" and the second character as meaning "vine, vines"... [more]
ZUGRĂVESCURomanian
Patronymic surname of uncertain origin. It may be derived from the verb a zugrăvi meaning "to paint, to describe figuratively" and therefore mean "The descendant of he who describes/paints".