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AAMIR     Pakistani
From the given name Aamir.
AAZIZ     Arabic
Variant of Aziz.
ABABNEH     Arabic
Mainly found in Jordan.
ABDELLAHI     Western African
Derived from the name Abdellah which is a form of Abd Allah. This surname is prevalent in Mauritania.
ABDULATIPOV     Dagestani, Avar, Uzbek
Derived from the given name Abdulatip which is a form of the Arabic name Abd al-Latif. A notable bearer is Ramzan Abdulatipov (1946-), the current Head of the Republic of Dagestan in Russia.
ABDULAYEV     Kazakh, Tajik, Chechen
Means "son of Abdullah".
ABDULLAYEV     Uzbek, Azerbaijani
Uzbek and Azerbaijani of Abdulayev.
ABIOYE     Nigerian
From the given name Abioye.
ABOUELKASSEM     Arabic (Egyptian, Rare)
Rare Egyptian form of Abo al-Qassem. A notable bearer is Alaaeldin Abouelkassem (1990–), an Egyptian fencer.
ABRAHAMOWICZ     Polish
Means "son of Abraham".
ABRAHAMYAN     Armenian
Means "son of Abraham".
ABULAFIA     Judeo-Spanish
Sephardi Jewish surname from Arabic أبو العافية‎‎ (Abū l-ʿāfiya), a combination of أبو (abū) meaning "father (of)", اَل (al) "the", and عافية (ʿāfiya) "health, wellbeing" (see the given name Aafia).
ACHAKZAI     Pashto, Pakistani, Afghani
Means "son of Achak", a combination of Achak (referring to Achak Khan, the grandson of Barak Khan, the founder of the Barakzai tribe) and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Achakzai are a Pashtun tribe near the Pakistani-Afghanistani border, though most reside in Pakistan.
ADELZHANOV     Kazakh (Rare)
Means "son of Adelzhan".
ADHIKARI     Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Indo-Nepalese surname with an unknown meaning.
ADIL     Urdu, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Adil.
ADVANI     Pakistani, Sindhi, Indian
Sindhi Hindu surname meaning "descendant of Adu", most likely referring to the name of a past ancestor.
AFFENDI     Malaysian
Derived from the given name Affendi (see Effendi).
AFGHANZADA     Afghani
Means "son of the Afghan", from the Pashto and Persian exonym افغان‎‎ (afǧân) referring to an inhabitant of Afghanistan or a member of the Pashtun ethnic group combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
AGARWAL     Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain surname meaning "people of Agroha", referring to a town in the Indian state of Haryana.
AHMADZADEH     Persian
From the given name Ahmad combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
AHMADZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Ahmad", from the given name Ahmad combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son". This is the name of a Pashtun Wazir tribe in Pakistan and a Ghilji tribe in Afghanistan.... [more]
AHO     Assyrian
Assyrian surname of unknown meaning.
AIBEKOV     Kazakh
Means "son of Aibek".
AÏT     Berber, Northern African
Derived from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (aït) meaning "son", also commonly used a component for compound names and surnames.
AÏTBRAHIM     Berber, Northern African
Means "son of Brahim", from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (ait) meaning "son" combined with the Arabic given name Brahim.
AKBARI     Persian
From the given name Akbar.
AKHATOV     Tatar, Russian
Means "son of Akhat".
AKHMADOV     Chechen, Tajik
Means "son of Akhmad (see Ahmad)".
ALAKOZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "son of Alako", a combination of Alako (referring to the son of King Zirak Khan) and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alakozai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
ALAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
ALAMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic عَلِيم (ʿalīm) meaning "knowing, learned, education" (see Alim), mainly used in a religious context.
ALAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi (Moroccan) form of Alawi meaning "descendants of Ali". This surname usually refers to the descendants of the Moroccan Alaouite dynasty/royal family founded in 1631. In 2014, this was the second most common surname in Morocco.
ALEKSANYAN     Armenian
Means "son of Aleksan".
ALEXANDROV     Bulgarian, Russian
Variant spelling of Aleksandrov.
ALEXIEVICH     Belarusian
Means "son of Alexey".
ALGERIE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the French Algérie meaning "Algeria" (referring directly to the country itself). It also refers to someone from Annaba, Algeria.
AL-GHAMDI     Arabic
Means "the Ghamd", referring to a member of the Ghamd tribe of Saudi Arabia.
ALHAMBRA     Filipino, Spanish
From the Spanish alhambra which in turn is derived from Arabic الْحَمْرَاء‎‎ (Al-Ḥamrā) meaning "the red one", ultimately from the Arabic أَحْمَر (ʾaḥmar) "red"... [more]
ALIKHANOV     Russian, Kazakh
Means "son of Alikhan".
ALIOUN     Western African
Variant of Alioune.
ALIOUNE     Western African
Derived from the given name Ali; used in Mauritania.
ALIYEV     Azerbaijani, Russian, Kazakh
Derived from the given name Ali. This surname is of Arabic origin and is used throughout Central Asia and the Caucasus.
ALIZADE     Persian, Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Alizadeh.
ALIZADEH     Persian
From the given name Ali (1) combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
ALIZAI     Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Means "descendants of Ali"; from the given name Ali combined with the Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alizai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
AL KUWARI     Arabic
Mainly found in Qatar.
ALMATYEV     Kazakh (Rare)
Derived from Almaty, the name of a city in Kazakhstan.
ALMAZBEKOV     Kyrgyz
Means "son of Almazbek".
AL-QAHTANI     Arabic
Means "the Qahtani" in Arabic, referring to a member of the Qahtanite people from the southern Arabian Peninsula and Yemen.
AL SAUD     Arabic
From Arabic سُعُود (suʿūd), the verbal noun form of سَعَدَ (saʿada) meaning "to be fortunate, to be propitious". This is the name of the House of Saud (آل سعود), the ruling Royal Family of Saudi Arabia... [more]
AL-SHEHRI     Arabic
Means "the Shehri", referring to a member of the Shehri tribe of Saudi Arabia.
AL-THANI     Arabic
From Arabic الثاني (althani) meaning "the second". This is the family name of the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar.
AL-ZAHRANI     Arabic
From the Arabic زهراني (zahran) meaning "flowering, blossoming"; ultimately from زَهْرَة (zahra) meaning "flower, blossom" (see Zahrah). This surname is prevalent in Saudi Arabia.
ALZAHRANI     Arabic
Variant of Al-Zahrani.
AMANGELDIEV     Kazakh
Means "son of Amangeldi" in Kazakh.
AMARI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMIDANE     Northern African, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; used by the native Sahrawi people of the disputed region of Western Sahara. Two known bearers are El Wali Amidane (1986-) and Elkouria Amidane (1985-), both Sahrawi human rights activists.
AMINE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Amin (see Amin).
AMINI     Persian
From the given name Amin.
AMIRI     Persian, Arabic
From the given name Amir.
AMRANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Amran, a variant of the Arabic given name Imran.
ANĐELKOVIĆ     Serbian
Means "son of Anđelko".
ANDES     German
Variant spelling of Anthes.
ANDJELKOVIĆ     Serbian (Anglicized)
Anglicized version of Anđelković.
ANDRONIKASHVILI     Georgian
Derived from the Ancient Greek name Andronikos. This was the surname of an important family in Georgia that contributed to politics and military, before the seizure of the country by Russia.
ANGADI     Indian, Kannada
From Kannada ಅಂಗಡಿ (aṃgaḍi) meaning "store, shop".
ARFAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning "to know" or أَرْفَع (ʾarfaʿ) meaning "high, lofty, elevated" (chiefly Tunisian).
ARIF     Urdu, Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Malay, Arabic
From the given name Arif.
ARISTIDE     Haitian Creole, French (African)
From the given name Aristide. A notable bearer is Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953-), the 37th and 39th President of Haiti.
ARORA     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh), Sindhi
Hindu and Sikh name derived from اروهڙ (Aror), the name of the former capital of Sindh, India (now a part of Pakistan and known as روهڙي (Rohri)). The name itself is derived from the Hindi and Punjabi Aur meaning "someone else", used by the past Aroras to escape persecution.
ARSENISHVILI     Georgian
Means "son of Arsen".
ASAROĞLU     Turkish
Means "son of Asar".
ASHER     Hebrew
From the Hebrew given name Asher.
ASHER     English
Topographic surname denoting someone who dwelled by an ash tree, from Middle English asche "ash tree" combined with the suffix -er.
ASHIQ     Pakistani, Punjabi, Urdu
From Arabic عَاشِق (ʿāšiq) meaning "in love with, enamored, infatuated" or "admirer, lover, adorer", ultimately from عِشْق (ʿišq) "being in love".
ASHKENAZI     Hebrew, Jewish
From the name of a kingdom referenced in the Hebrew Bible named Ashkenaz, also used to refer to Jews living in Europe or Slavic countries. The name itself is mostly likely derived from Assyrian Aškūza, in turn, the Assyrians probably based the name off of that of the Scythians.
ÁSMUNDSDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ásmundur".
ÁSMUNDSSON     Icelandic
Means "son of Ásmundur".
AURAKZAI     Pakistani, Pashto
Variant transcription of Orakzai.
AVRAMOV     Bulgarian
Means "son of Avram".
AYBEKOV     Kazakh
Variant transcription of Aibekov.
AYTMATOV     Kyrgyz, Russian
Russianized Kyrgyz surname.
AZAMATOV     Uzbek
Means "son of Azamat".
AZIZI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi), Malaysian
From the given name Aziz.
AZMAT     Pakistani, Urdu
Derived from the Arabic عَظَمَة (ʿaẓama) meaning "majesty, glory".
AZOULAY     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Sephardic Jewish surname with a disputed meaning; it may be derived from French azur or Spanish azul both meaning "blue" (ultimately from Persian لاجورد (lâjvard)), from Tamazight izîl meaning "good, pure, sublime", or from an acronym of the Hebrew Biblical passage אִשָּׁ֨ה זֹנָ֤ה וַחֲלָלָה֙ לֹ֣א יִקָּ֔חוּ (’iš-šāh zō-nāh wa-ḥă-lā-lāh lō yiq-qā-ḥū) meaning "They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane".
AZULAY     Hebrew
Variant of Azoulay.
BABA     Nigerian, Yoruba, Western African
From an honourific title used to denote a father, wise man, or an elder.
BABAYAN     Armenian
Derived from Turkish baba meaning "father".
BABIKER     Northern African, Arabic
Possibly from Arabic بَكَرَ (bakara) meaning "first born" or "to be early" (chiefly Sudanese).
BAIZHANOV     Kazakh
Means "son of Bayzhan".
BAKHTIARI     Persian
From the given name Bakhtiar.
BAKYTBEKOV     Kyrgyz (Rare)
Means "son of Bakytbek".
BALAKRISHNAN     Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
Derived from the given name Balakrishna.
BANGLA     Bengali
From বাংলা (Bangla), the endonym of the Bengali people, the region of Bengal (including Bangladesh), and the Bengali language. The word itself is derived either from Vanga, the name of an ancient kingdom on the Indian subcontinent, or from an Austric word meaning "sun god".
BANSAL     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Most likely from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśa) meaning "bamboo, sugar cane" or "lineage, stock, pedigree".
BARAKZAI     Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Means "sons of Barak"; a combination of the given name Barak and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Barakzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan my Pakistan.
BARON     English, French
From the title of nobility, derived from Middle English & Old French baron (ultimately of Germanic origin). Instead of referring to someone of rank, this surname referred to a service in a baronial household or a peasant with ideas above their station... [more]
BARON     Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish surname Ó Bearáin (see Barnes).
BASSETT     English
From Old French basset, which is a diminutive of basse meaning "low, short". It was either used as a nickname for a short person or someone of humble origins.
BASUMATARY     Indian, Bodo, Assamese
Means "mother earth" or "earthly folks", a Sanskritized form of the Bodo name Baisamatari.
BAYU     Indonesian
Means "wind" in Indonesian.
BAYZHANOV     Kazakh
Variant transcription of Baizhanov.
BEIFONG     Popular Culture
Surname of Toph from the American TV show "Avatar: The Last Airbender". Could be derived from the Chinese word "北方 (Běifāng)" meaning "north".
BEKHTI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic بخت (bakht) "fortune, chance" (see the Persian name Bakhtiar); mainly found in Algeria. A notable bearer is Leïla Bekhti (1984-), a French actress of Algerian origin.
BELHADI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From an Arabic name meaning "father of Hadi" (chiefly Algerian).
BELHADJ     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the pilgrim", from Arabic حَاجّ (ḥājj) meaning "pilgrim" (chiefly Algerian and Tunisian). It mainly refers to a Muslim who has embarked on the Hajj to Mecca.
BELIKOV     Russian
Derived from Russian белый (belyy) meaning "white, fair".
BELKACEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi form of Abu al-Qasim meaning "father of Qasim" (chiefly Algerian).
BELKALEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of Essaïd Belkalem (1989-), an Algerian footballer.
BEN     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Arabic بْن (bn), a form of اِبْن (ibn) meaning "son (of), offspring". It is often used as a prefix for other Maghrebi patronymic names (such as Benali "son of Ali" or Ben Amor "son of Amor").
BEN AHMED     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ahmed"; predominantly used in Tunisia.
BENAÏSSA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Aissa (see Isa)"; mainly used in Algeria and Morocco.
BEN ALI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali"; mainly used in Tunisia. A famous bearer is Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936-), the former and second president of Tunisia.
BENALI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali"; used in Algeria and Morocco.
BEN AMOR     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Amor" (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN ASHER     Hebrew
Means "son of Asher" in Hebrew.
BENAYOUN     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Moroccan Jewish surname meaning "son of Ayoun", based off of an Amazigh (Berber) transcription of the Hebrew personal name Chayyim.
BEN DAVID     Hebrew
Means "son of David" in Hebrew.
BEN HADJ     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the pilgrim"; the title Hadj refers to a Muslim who has successfully completed the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This surname is mainly found in Tunisia.
BEN HAIM     Hebrew
Means "son of Chayyim" in Hebrew.
BENHAIM     Jewish, Northern African
Variant of Ben Haim used by the Jews of North Africa.
BENHASSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
A notable bearer is Hasna Benhassi (1978-), a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner.
BEN JEDDOU     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Mainly found in Tunisia.
BENJELLOUN     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From an Andalusian-Moroccan surname of unknown meaning.
BEN KHALIFA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalifa"; prevalent in Tunisia.
BEN LARBI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Larbi"; mainly found in Tunisia.
BENMOUSSA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Moussa (see Musa)".
BENNANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Morocco. A notable bearer is Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco (1978–), born as Salma Bennani.
BENRAMDANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Romdhane (chiefly Algerian).
BEN ROMDHANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ramadan" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN SAID     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Sa'id", mainly used in Tunisia.
BENSAÏD     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Saïd (see Sa'id)"; mainly found in Morocco and Algeria.
BENSALEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Salem" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BENSIMON     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant of Ben Simon used by the Jews of North Africa.
BENSOUSSAN     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Maghrebi Jewish surname meaning "son of Shoshannah".
BEN YAHIA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahia" in Arabic; mainly found in Tunisia.
BEN YAHYA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahya".
BENYAMINA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yamina" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BENYOUCEF     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Youcef (see Joseph)"; mainly found in Algeria.
BEN YOUNES     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Younes (see Jonah)"; predominantly used in Tunisia.
BEN YOUSSEF     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Youssef"; mainly used in Tunisia.
BEN ZAIED     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Zaied (see Zayed or Zayd)"; prevalent in Tunisia.
BESHIMOV     Kyrgyz
Possibly derived from the given name Beshim. A known bearer is Bakyt Beshimov, the deputy chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan.
BESTAUTÆ     Ossetian
Variant of Bestayev.
BESTAUTY     Ossetian
Variant of Bestayev.
BEY     Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
BINGLEY     English
Habitual surname for someone from Bingley in West Yorkshire, derived either from the given name Bynna or the Old English element bing meaning "hollow" and leah meaning "woodland clearing"... [more]
BJORGMAN     Popular Culture
The surname of Kristoff from the movie "Frozen".
BJÖRNSDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of Björn". Its masculine counterpart is Björnsson.
BLOUNT     English
Variant of Blunt.
BLUNT     English
From the Old French word blund which means "blonde, fair". It also coincides with the Middle English word blunt or blont meaning "dull". A famous bearer is Emily Blunt, a British actress.
BOIKOV     Bulgarian, Russian
Variant transcription of Boykov.
BOLATOV     Kazakh
Means "son of Bolat".
BONIADI     Persian (Rare)
Most likely derived from Persian بنياد‎‎ (Bonīād), the name of a village in the Bushehr Province of Iran. A notable bearer is Iranian-American actress Nazanin Boniadi (1980-).
BOTROS     Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Derived from the given name Botros.
BOUALEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Alam" (see Boualem); mainly found in Algeria.
BOUAZIZ     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Aziz", from the Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father" combined with Aziz.
BOUCHAIB     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Shoaib"; mainly found in Morocco and Algeria.
BOUCHAREB     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of the moustache" or "father of the drinker", from the Arabic بو (bu) "father (of)" and شَارِب (šārib) meaning "drinking, drinker" or "moustache". It is mainly found in Algeria.
BOUDIAF     Arabic (Maghrebi)
A notable bearer was Mohamed Boudiaf (1919-1992), an Algerian politician and a founder of the National Liberation Front (FLN).
BOUHIRED     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is Djamila Bouhired (1935-), an Algerian militant and nationalist who opposed the French rule over Algeria.
BOUHOUCHE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from Arabic حَوْش (ḥawš) meaning "courtyard, enclosure, farm" (chiefly Algerian).
BOUKHALFA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalfa (see Khalifa)"; mainly used in Algeria.
BOUKHAROUBA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer was Algerian revolutionary and politician, Houari Boumediene (1932–1978), born Mohammed Ben Brahim Boukharouba.
BOUMEDIENE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meens "father of Mediene (see Midian)". Midian is a Biblical figure; the son of Abraham and Keturah and founder of the Midianite tribe. A famous bearer is Houari Boumediene—born Mohammed ben Brahim Boukharouba—(1932–1978), an Algerian revolutionary and president of Algeria from 1976 to 1978.
BOUSHAB     Western African
Used in Mauritania.
BOUTAYEB     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Tayeb" (chiefly Moroccan). A notable bearer is Brahim Boutayeb (1967–), a retired Moroccan track and field athlete.
BOUTEFLIKA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1937-), the current president of Algeria.
BOUTELLA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of the mountain, father of the hill", from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father" and تَلّ (tall) "hill, foothill" (chiefly Algerian).... [more]
BOUTROS     Arabic, Coptic
Variant transcription of Botros.
BOUZAHER     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zaher" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BOUZAID     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly a variant of Bouzid.
BOUZIANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zayyan" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BOUZID     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zaid" in Arabic.
BOUZIDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Bouzid meaning "father of Zaid (see Zayd)". This surname is mainly used in Algeria and Morocco.
BOYKOV     Bulgarian, Russian
Means "son of Boyko".
BRAHIMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Brahim (chiefly Algerian).
BRAHMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Brahimi used in Algeria and Tunisia.
BUBIKOĞLU     Turkish
Means "son of Bubik".
BURKHANOV     Uzbek, Russian, Tajik
Means "son of Burhan".
BUTT     Pakistani, Punjabi, Urdu
Most likely derived from the Sanskrit भटट (bhatt) meaning "scholar". This particular spelling is more common among Punjabis and Pakistanis.
CALDERA     Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from Spanish caldera meaning "basin, crater, hollow"; ultimately from Latin caldarium, caldaria meaning "hot bath, cooking pot". In the English language, the word caldera also denotes a depression in volcanoes... [more]
CANDEMIR     Turkish
Turkish surname derived from the elements can meaning "spirit", "life", or "heart" and demir meaning "iron".
ČÁP     Czech
Means "stork" in Czech.
CASA     Spanish, Italian
Derived from the Spanish and Italian word casa meaning "house".
CASAGRANDE     Spanish, Italian
From the Spanish & Italian words casa meaning "house" and grande meaning "big"; literally means "big house".
CAZACU     Romanian
From the name of the Cazacu River in Romania.
CÉSAIRE     Haitian Creole, French Creole, French (African)
From the given name Césaire. A notable bearer was Aimé Césaire (1913-2008), a Martiniquais politician and writer.
CHAHINE     Arabic
Variant transcription of Shahin (chiefly Lebanese).
CHAKAROV     Bulgarian
Possibly means "son of Chakar".
CHAKRABORTY     Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Means "ruler of a country" or "emperor"; from Sanskrit चक्र (cakrá) meaning "wheel, circle" combined with वर्तते (vártate) meaning "to turn, to roll". The name literally means "turning wheels" or "rolling wheels", but metaphorically denotes a ruler whose chariot's wheels roll everywhere without hindrance or obstruction.
CHALHOUB     Arabic
Variant transcription of Shalhoub.
CHAMANARA     Persian
Means "gardener", from Persian چمن (čaman) meaning "lawn, meadow, orchard" combined with آرا (ârâ) "to arrange, to decorate".
CHANDRA     Indian, Bengali, Indonesian, Hindi, Telugu, Fijian
Derived from the Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) "glittering, shining" or "moon" (see the given name Chandra). In Hinduism, this is the name of a lunar deity. This surname is also used in Indonesia and Fiji.
CHANDRAN     Indian, Malayalam, Tamil, Malaysian
Derived from the Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon" (see the given name Chandra or the surname Chandra). It is also used by Malaysians of Indian ancestry.
CHAPEL     English
English form of Chappell. Derived from the Old French word chape meaning "cape", "hooded cloak" or "hat". This surname is for a person who makes hats / capes or a wearer of hats and / or capes... [more]
CHARALAMBOUS     Greek (Cypriot)
Cypriot surname derived from the Greek given name Charalampos.
CHATTOPADHYAY     Bengali
From the name of the village of Chaṭṭa combined with the Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) "teacher, instructor, priest".
CHEON     Korean
From the Sino-Korean 天 (cheon) meaning "sky, heavens, celestial" or 千 (cheon) meaning "thousand, many".
CHERIFI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Cherif (chiefly Algerian).
CHERKAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "eastern", denoting someone who comes from the east (chiefly Moroccan).
CHERNENKO     Ukrainian, Russian
From Ukrainian чорний (chorniy) or Russian черный (cherniy) meaning "black". Though this surname originates from Ukraine, it is also used in Russia.
CHERNOV     Russian
From Russian чёрный (chyorniy) meaning "black". Masculine counterpart of Chernova.
CHERNOVA     Russian
Derived from Russian чёрный (chyorniy) meaning "black". Feminine counterpart of Chernov.
CHERNYAVSKIY     Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Chernyavsky.
CHERNYAVSKY     Russian
From the Russian word "черный" meaning "black".
CHERNYKH     Russian
Derived from Russian черный (cherniy) "black".
CHORIEV     Tajik, Uzbek
Masculine form of Chorieva.
CHRISTOFOROU     Greek (Cypriot)
Cypriot surname derived from the Greek given name Christophoros.
CHRONIS     Greek
Shortened form of the Greek given name Polychronis or Polychronios, from the Greek πολυ (poly) "many" and χρόνος (chronos) meaning "time, year".
CHRYSSOMALLIS     Greek (Rare)
A known bearer is Yiannis Chryssomallis (1954-; also known as Yanni), a Greek-American musician.
CIRCELLI     Sicilian, Italian
Derived from the Sicilian word circedda, circeddu, circhetta meaning "hoop earring". It was used as a surname to describe someone who wore hoop earrings.
CONSTANTINOU     Greek (Cypriot)
Cypriot variant of Konstantinou.
CORTÉS     Spanish
From Old French corteis, curteis which means "courteous, polite". It could also serve as a habitual surname for people from Cortes in Spain or Portugal.
CORTÈS     Catalan
Catalan form of Cortés.
CORTÊS     Portuguese
Portuguese form of Cortés.
CORTÉZ     Spanish
Variant of Cortés.
COULIBALY     Western African, Manding
Meaning uncertain. One popular folk etymology suggests that it is derived from Bambara kulun-bari meaning "without a canoe", referring to someone who crossed a river or other body of water without the use of a canoe... [more]
CVETANOV     Bulgarian
Variant spelling of Tsvetanov.
CVETKOVIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
From the given name "Cvetko".
CVIJANOVIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of Cvijan".
CZARNY     Polish
From the Polish czarny meaning "black", a cognate of Černý.
DAHMANI     Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber
From the given name Dahmane (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
DAMJANOVIĆ     Serbian
Means "son of Damjan" in Serbian.
DANILOVIĆ     Serbian
Means "son of Danilo".
DAOUDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived drom the given name Dawud, which is the Arabic form of David; mainly found in Morocco and Algeria.
DAR     Kashmiri, Pakistani, Indian
Variant of Dhar used by Kashmiris in Pakistan.
D'ARTAGNAN     French, Literature
Surname given to a person from Artagnan, France. It is also used by Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan, the captain of the Musketeers from the novel, "The Three Musketeers".
DARVISH     Persian
From a title denoting a Sufi ascetic, from the Persian word درویش (darviš) meaning "poor, needy".
DASGUPTA     Indian, Bengali
Combination of Das and Gupta.
DASS     Indian, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Malaysian
Variant of Das.
DATTA     Bengali, Indian, Odia
Variant of Dutta used in Bangladesh.
DAVINE     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Duibhín meaning "descendant of Duibhín" (Duibhín meaning "little black one") or Ó Daimhín meaning "descendant of Daimhín" (Daimhín: "fawn").
DAWLATZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "descendants of Dawlat"; a combination of the given name Dawlat and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Dawlatzai is a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Tanoli inhabiting eastern Afghanistan.
DEDEAUX     French
Meaning uncertain. Probably a habitual surname for someone from Deaux in Gare.
DE LA VEGA     Spanish
Means "of the meadow", "of the valley" in Spanish.
DELYANOV     Bulgarian
Derived from the Bulgarian given name Delyan.
DENISOVICH     Russian, Literature
Means “son of Denis”. Used in the 1962 book "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich."
DEPP     German
Derived from Germanic depp which is a nickname for a joker (person who plays jokes on others). A notable bearer is Johnny Depp, an American actor.
DEPPE     German
Variant spelling of Depp.
DERESSA     Ethiopian, Amharic
Variant of Deresse.
DE SILVA     Sinhalese
Variant of Da Silva used in Sri Lanka.
DESJARDIN     French
Variant of Desjardins today used primarily by Americans of French descent.
DE SOUZA     Portuguese
Means "of Sousa" in Portuguese, referring to the River Sousa flowing through northern Portugal. The word Sousa itself is derived from the Latin saxa, saxum meaning "stone, rock". The surname is more commonly used in Brazil and Portuguese-speaking African countries today.
DEVI     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Odia
From Sanskrit देवी (devī́) meaning "goddess, female deity" (see the given name Devi). It is used as a surname by women who did not originally have a family name. In 2014, this was the second most common surname in the world and the most common in several Indian states.
DEY     Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Either a variant or Dev or Deva meaning "deity, god" (from the Sanskrit देव (devá)) or derived from the Sanskrit deya meaning "suitable for a gift".
DHALIWAL     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Sikh name possibly from Daranagar, the name of an ancestral town in India.
DHAOUADI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Tunisia.
DHAR     Indian, Bengali
Most likely from Bengali ধার (dhāra) meaning "credit"; ultimately from Sanskrit उद्धार (uddhara) "deliverance, salvation, release".
DHAR     Indian, Urdu, Kashmiri
Kashmiri Brahmin surname of unknown meaning.
DI CESARE     Italian
Means "(son) of Cesare".
DIMITRIADIS     Greek
Means "son of Dimitris" in Greek.
DIMITROPOULOS     Greek
From the given name Dimitrios (see Demetrius).
DJABOU     Arabic (Maghrebi), Central African
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Abdelmoumene Djabou (1987-), an Algerian footballer.
DJAZAIRI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic الجزائر (al-Jazā’ir) meaning "the islands", referring to the country of Algeria or referring to an Algerian person. This surname could be used to refer to someone from the city of Algiers, or just a general Algerian person.
ĐORĐEVIĆ     Serbian
Means "son of Đorđe (see George)".
DORJI     Bhutanese
Means "diamond"; derived from Tibetan. The Dorji are a prominent and powerful family in Bhutan, with some members having been monarchs or holders of government positions. In 2014, this was the most common surname in Bhutan.
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