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AAMIR     Pakistani
From the given name Aamir.
AAZIZ     Arabic
Variant of Aziz.
ABABNEH     Arabic
Of unknown meaning, predominantly used in Jordan.
ABAEV     Ossetian, Uzbek, Kazakh, Turkmen
Possibly derived from Proto-Turkic *bāj meaning “rich, noble”.
ABAZA     Arabic (Egyptian)
Refers to a member of the Abkhaz or Abazin (Abaza) ethnic groups of the Caucasus.
ABDELLAHI     Western African, Wolof
From the given name Abdellah (chiefly Mauritanian).
ABDELLAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Abdellah" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
ABDOLLAHI     Persian
From the given name Abdollah.
ABDULATIPOV     Dagestani, Avar, Uzbek
From the given name Abdulatip, itself derived from 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".
ABDUL GAYYOOM     Dhivehi
From the Arabic name Abdul Qayyum (عبد القيوم‎) meaning "servant of the eternal". This is borne by current Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom (1959-) and former President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom (1937-).
ABDULIN     Uzbek, Kazakh
From the given name Abdullah.
ABDULLAYEV     Uzbek, Azerbaijani
Variant transcription of Abdullaev.
ABDULLIN     Tatar, Bashkir, Uzbek, Kazakh
From the given name Abdullah.
ABDULLOEV     Tajik
Means "son of Abdullo".
ABDYKADYROV     Kyrgyz
Means "son of Abdykadyr", from a variant of the Arabic name Abd al-Qadir.
ABDYKERIMOV     Kyrgyz
Means "son of Abdykerim", derived from the Arabic name Abd al-Karim.
ABDYLDAEV     Kyrgyz
Means "son of Abdylday" from a given name either derived from Arabic Abdullah or from Arabic عبد ال (ʿabd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with the Turkish word day meaning "support, foundation".
ABDYRAKHMANOV     Kyrgyz
Kyrgyz variant of Abdurakhmanov.
ABEBE     Amharic, Ethiopian
Means "flower" in Amharic.
ABIOYE     Nigerian
From the given name Abioye.
ABKHAZAVA     Georgian
Derived from Georgian აფხაზი (apxazi) meaning "Abkhaz person". Alternatively, it may be of Adjarian origin (referring to the Adjara region of Georgia) from the Muslim name Abkhas or Abhas derived from Arabic أَب (ʾab) meaning "father" and خَاصّ (ḵāṣṣ) "special, particular".
ABLET     Uyghur
From the given name Ablet.
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".
ABUBAKAROV     Chechen
Means "son of Abu Bakr".
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
Means "son of Achak" in Pashto, from the name Achak (referring to Achak Khan, the grandson of Barak Khan, the founder of the Barakzai tribe) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)"... [more]
ADAMYAN     Armenian
Means "son of Adam".
ADELZHANOV     Kazakh (Rare)
Means "son of Adelzhan".
ADHIKARI     Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit अधिकार (adhi-kāra) meaning "authority, right, government, rule".
ADHIKARY     Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali
Variant transcription of Adhikari.
ADIL     Urdu, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Adil.
ADLANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Adlène (chiefly Moroccan).
ADLAWAN     Filipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Derived from Cebuano adlawan meaning "daytime" or "daybreak".
ADLEIBA     Abkhaz
Most likely from the given name Adlei, itself derived from Arabic عَادِل (ʿādil) meaning "fair, just", combined with Abkhaz аҧа (āpā) meaning "son". Alternatively, it could be from a Georgian word denoting a measure of length equal to approximately one metre, which would therefore have made it a nickname for a short person.
ADVANI     Sindhi, Indian
Sindhi Hindu surname meaning "descendant of Adu", most likely referring to the name of a past ancestor of the clan.
ƏFƏNDIYEV     Azerbaijani
Means "son of the effendi", derived from the Ottoman title افندي (efendi) meaning "lord, master".
AFFENDI     Malaysian
Derived from the given name Affendi (see Effendi).
AFGHANZADA     Afghani, Persian
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.
AGRBA     Abkhaz
Most likely derived from Abkhaz агыруа (ā́gər-uā) meaning "Mingrelian, farm labourer, serf", historically used to refer to the Mingrelians, an ethic sub-group of the Georgians. Alternatively, it could be from Abkhaz агара (āgārā) meaning "to take" or "to bring"... [more]
AGUZAROV     Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname of unknown meaning.
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]
AHMETAJ     Albanian
From the given name Ahmad.
AHO     Assyrian
Assyrian surname of unknown meaning.
AIBEKOV     Kazakh
Means "son of Aibek".
AIMÉ     Haitian Creole, French (African)
Means "loved, love" in French.
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.
ƏKBƏROV     Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Akbarov.
AKBAROV     Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Tajik, Kyrgyz
Means "son of Akbar".
AKHATOV     Tatar, Uzbek, Kazakh
Means "son of Akhat".
AKHBA     Abkhaz
Derived from Abkhaz akhba meaning "elder" or аб (āb) "father".
AKHMADIEV     Bashkir, Tatar, Kazakh, Uzbek
Means "son of Akhmad".
AKHMADOV     Chechen, Tajik
Means "son of Akhmad".
AKHMADULLIN     Tatar, Bashkir
From the given name Ahmadullah.
AKHTEMOV     Crimean Tatar
Means "son of Ahtem".
AKMATOV     Kyrgyz
Means "son of Akmat".
ƏLƏKBƏROV     Azerbaijani
Means "son of Ələkbər".
ALAKOZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Alako", derived from the name Alako (most famously borne by a son of King Zirak Khan of Afghanistan) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alakozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Durrani inhabiting 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)
Means "relating to Ali (1)" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan). This is the name of the current ruling royal family of Morocco founded in 1631.
ALBAYRAK     Turkish
Means "red flag" from Turkish al meaning "red" and bayrak "flag".
ALBOROV     Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of Alborty.
ALBORTY     Ossetian
Derived from Loir, the name of a village in present-day North Ossetia-Alania.
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 Ghamdi", referring to the Ghamd tribe of Saudi Arabia.
ALHAMBRA     Filipino, Spanish
Refers to the Alhambra, a palace complex located in Granada, Spain. The name itself is of Arabic origin, derived from Arabic الْحَمْرَاء‎‎ (Al-Ḥamrā) meaning "the red one" or, ultimately, from Arabic أَحْمَر (ʾaḥmar) "red".
AL-HARBI     Arabic
Means “belonging to war” from Arabic حَرْب (ḥarb) meaning “war, fight, battle”.
ALIKHANOV     Russian, Kazakh
Means "son of Alikhan".
ALIMPIEV     Russian
Means "son of Alimpiy", a Russian form of the Greek name Alypius.
ALIOUN     Western African
Variant of Alioune.
ALIOUNE     Western African, Wolof
From the given name Alioune (chiefly Mauritanian).
ALIPOUR     Persian
Means "descendant of Ali (1)" in Persian.
ƏLIYEV     Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Aliev.
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.
ƏLIZADƏ     Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Alizadeh.
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
Means "son of Ali" from the given name Ali (1) combined with 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-MUTAIRI     Arabic
Means “the Mutairi” referring to the Mutayr (مطير) tribe of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
AL-OTAIBI     Arabic
Means “the Otaibi”, referring to the Otaibah (عتيبة) tribe of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian peninsula.
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-SHAMI     Arabic
Means "the Levantine, the Syrian" from Arabic شَامِيّ (šāmiyy) meaning "Levantine, Syrian, Damascene".
AL-SHEHRI     Arabic
Means "the Shehri" in Arabic, referring to the Shehri (شهري) tribe of Saudi Arabia.
AL-SHISHANI     Arabic, Chechen (Expatriate)
Means "the Chechen" in Arabic. This was adopted by Chechens who migrated to the Arab world.
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
Means “the Zahrani” in Arabic, referring to the Zahran (زهران) sub-tribe of the Azd (أزد) of Saudi Arabia. The name itself is derived from Arabic زهراني (zahran) meaning "flowering, blossoming", ultimately from زَهْرَة (zahra) meaning "flower, blossom" (see Zahrah).
ALZAHRANI     Arabic
Variant of Al-Zahrani.
AMANGELDIEV     Kazakh
Means "son of Amangeldi" in Kazakh.
AMARASEKARA     Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning “undying, immortal, imperishable” combined with शेखर (śekhara) meaning "crown, crest, wreath" or "peak, summit".
AMARASINGHE     Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning “undying, immortal, imperishable” combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
AMARI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMBONG     Filipino, Cebuano
Denotes a type of hut or shack used as storage for food harvest.
AMETOV     Crimean Tatar
Means "son of Amet" in Crimean Tatar.
AMEZIANE     Berber, Northern African
Variant transcription of Meziane.
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, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Amin.
AMIR     Hebrew
From the given name Amir (2).
AMIRI     Persian, Arabic, Swahili
From the given name Amir (1).
ƏMIROV     Azerbaijani
Means “son of Əmir”.
AMIROV     Bashkir, Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Kazakh, Tajik
Means "son of Amir".
AMMARI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMRAM     Hebrew, Jewish
From the given name Amram.
AMRANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Imran (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
ANARBAEV     Kyrgyz
Derived from Persian انار (anâr) meaning "pomegranate" combined with Turkic bay meaning "rich, wealthy".
ANAY-OOL     Tuvan
Derived from Tuvan анай (anay) meaning "goat, kid" combined with оол (ool) meaning "son, boy".
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".
ANVARI     Persian
From the given name Anwar.
ANWARI     Persian, Indonesian
Variant of Anwar, as well as a Persian variant transcription of Anvari.
ANWARZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Anwar" in Pashto, from the given name Anwar combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)".
ANWER     Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of Anwar.
ANYAYAHAN     Filipino, Tagalog
Means "banquet, bid, treat" in Tagalog.
ANZOROV     Chechen
Means "son of Anzor".
ARABI     Persian, Arabic
Means "Arab" or "Arabic" in Persian and Arabic.
ARAKELYAN     Armenian
Means "son of Arakel".
ARDZINBA     Abkhaz
Means "son of silver" from Abkhaz араʒны (ārāʒnə) "silver" and аҧа (āpā) "son".
ARFAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly derived 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.
ARISTAVA     Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz name Арстаа (Arstaa) ultimately derived from the Ancient Greek personal name Aristarchus.
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, 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 Rohri). The name itself is derived from Hindi and Punjabi Aur meaning "someone else", used by the past Aroras to escape persecution.
ARSANUKAEV     Chechen
Chechen family name of unknown meaning.
ARSENISHVILI     Georgian
Means "son of Arsen" in Georgian.
ARSHBA     Abkhaz
Most likely from a contracted form of Arabic أَرْشَد (ʾaršad) meaning "most sensible, most reasonable" or Persian ارشد (arshad) "senior, superior, eldest" combined with Abkhaz аԥа (āpā) "son".
ARYAL     Nepali
Nepali Hindu surname of unknown meaning.
ASADULLIN     Tatar, Bashkir
From the given name Asadullah.
ASAROĞLU     Turkish
Means "son of Asar".
ASHER     Hebrew
From the 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.
ASHUBA     Abkhaz
Possibly from Abkhaz ашә (āš°) meaning "cheese" or "beech" or ашәа (āš°ā) meaning "song".
ASLANBEKOV     Chechen
Means "son of Aslanbek".
ASLANISHVILI     Georgian
Means "son of Aslan" in Georgian.
ASLANOV     Azerbaijani
Means "son of Aslan".
ASLANYAN     Armenian
Means "son of Aslan".
ÁSMUNDSDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ásmundur".
ÁSMUNDSSON     Icelandic
Means "son of Ásmundur".
ASTRUC     Judeo-Provençal
Derived from Occitan or Provençal astruc meaning "happy" (see Astruc).
ATAULLIN     Bashkir
From the given name Ataullah.
AUBAKIROV     Kazakh
Means "son of Aubakir", from a given name of Arabic origin derived from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father (of)" combined with بكير (bakir) possibly meaning "learner, student" or بَكَرَ (bakara) meaning "to get up early" (figuratively meaning "early ripened" or "quickly learned")... [more]
AURAKZAI     Pashto
Variant transcription of Orakzai.
AURANGZEB     Urdu
From the given name Aurangzeb.
AUSHEV     Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived from Nakh ауш (aush) or аус (aus) literally meaning "rock, slope", figuratively meaning "strong, solid, confident".
AU-YEUNG     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of the Chinese compound surname Ouyang.
AVIDZBA     Abkhaz
Derived from Georgian ავი (avi) meaning "currish, severe, sullen" combined with ძე (dze) "son" and Abkhaz аԥа (āpā) "son". The name was most likely borne by Georgians under the spelling Avidze, which was modified with the Abkhaz suffix -ba after migration to Abkhazia.
AVRAMOV     Bulgarian
Means "son of Avram".
AXMED     Somali
Somali form of Ahmed.
AYARI     Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār) or Persian عیار (ayyâr) meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
AYBEKOV     Kazakh
Variant transcription of Aibekov.
AYDAMIROV     Chechen, Azerbaijani
Means "son of Aydamir".
AYOUB     Arabic
From the given name Ayoub.
AYTMATOV     Kyrgyz, Russian
Russianized Kyrgyz surname.
AZAM     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic أَعْظَم (ʾaʿẓam) meaning "greater, greatest".
AZAMATOV     Uzbek
Means "son of Azamat".
AZIZI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi), Malaysian
From the given name Aziz.
AZMAT     Urdu
Derived from the Arabic عَظَمَة (ʿaẓama) meaning "majesty, glory".
AZOULAI     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant transcription of Azoulay.
AZOULAY     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Sephardic Jewish surname of disputed meaning; it may be derived from French azur or Spanish azul both meaning "blue" (of Persian origin), 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.
BABAEV     Uzbek, Tajik, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian
Variant transcription of Babayev.
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).
BADAWY     Arabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic بَدَوِيّ (badawiyy) meaning "Bedouin".
BADMAEV     Buryat, Kalmyk
From the given name Badma.
BAEK     Korean
Korean form of Bai, from Sino-Korean 白 (baek) meaning "white".
BAHRAMI     Persian
From the given name Bahram.
BAHŞIŞ     Crimean Tatar
Derived from Persian بخشش (baxšeš) meaning "forgiveness, amnesty" or بخشیش‎ (bakhšīš) meaning "present, gratuity, reward".
BAIZHANOV     Kazakh
Variant transcription of Bayzhanov.
BAKHTIARI     Persian
From the given name Bakhtiar.
BAKYTBEKOV     Kyrgyz (Rare)
Means "son of Bakytbek" in Kyrgyz.
BALAKRISHNAN     Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Balakrishna.
BALINGIT     Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cheeks" in Kapampangan.
BALUYOT     Filipino, Hiligaynon, Tagalog
Derived from Hiligaynon baluyot meaning "sack, bag, pouch".
BAÑAGA     Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog banyaga meaning foreigner, stranger" or "foreign".
BANDARA     Sinhalese
Possibly derived from Bandāra, a group of guardian deities in the Sinhala Buddhist faith. The term was also used to refer to high officials within the Sinhala Kingdom.
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
Means "son of Barak", from the given name Barak (2) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Barakzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
BARCHO     Circassian
Possibly derived from an Adyghe word meaning "band, lace", referring to someone who made ropes or binding tapes, or from a Chechen word referring to a tailor.
BARINOV     Russian
Means "son of the boyar", derived from Russian барин (barin) meaning "boyar, nobleman" or "sir, master".
BARMAN     Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit वर्मा (varman) meaning "armour, shield, protection".
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
From a Sanskritized form of the Bodo name बसुमातारी (Baisamatari), which meant "mother earth" or "earthly folks". The name was originally used by landowners or landlords.
BATRA     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Of unknown meaning, based on a clan of the Hindu and Sikh Arora community.
BAYU     Indonesian
Means "wind" in Indonesian.
BAYZHANOV     Kazakh
Means “son of Bayzhan”.
BAZAEV     Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of Bazzaty.
BAZ-OOL     Tuvan (Rare)
Means "another boy" from Tuvan база (baza) meaning "also, too, another" combined with оол (ool) "son, boy".
BAZZATY     Ossetian
Derived from Georgian ბაზი (bazi) meaning "falcon" or from a given name derived from Tatar базу (bazu) meaning "to dare" (given in hopes that a son would become a warrior).
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.
BELGASEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Belkacem (chiefly Libyan).
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.
BEMBEEV     Kalmyk (Russified)
Means "son of Bembya".
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 Aïssa" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BEN ALI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali (1)" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian). A notable bearer is Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936-), the second President of Tunisia.
BENALI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali"; used in Algeria and Morocco.
BEN AMOR     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Umar" in Arabic (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 DOR     Hebrew
Means “son of Dor” in Hebrew.
BEN EZRA     Hebrew
Means "son of Ezra" in Hebrew.
BENFARÈS     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Farès" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
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     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant of Ben Haim used by Jews in North Africa.
BENHASSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
A notable bearer is Hasna Benhassi (1978-), a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner.
BEN ISRAEL     Hebrew
Means "son of Israel" in Hebrew.
BEN JEDDOU     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Mainly found in Tunisia.
BENJELLOUN     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From a Moroccan surname of Andalusian origin and unknown meaning.
BEN KHALIFA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalifa"; prevalent in Tunisia.
BENKIRANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic بْن (bn) meaning "son" combined with كِيرَان (kīrān) meaning "forges, furnaces", possibly denoting descent of a blacksmith or metalworker (chiefly Moroccan).
BEN LARBI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Larbi"; mainly found in Tunisia.
BEN MANSOUR     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Mansour" (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN MOHAMED     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Mohamed" (chiefly Maghrebi).
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), Judeo-Spanish
Means "son of Sa'id" in Arabic and Hebrew, used in Morocco and Algeria.
BENSALEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Salem" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BEN SHALOM     Hebrew
Means "son of peace" in Hebrew.
BEN SHUSHAN     Hebrew
Means "son of the lily" in Hebrew.
BENSIMON     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant of Ben Simon used by Jews in North Africa.
BENSLIMANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Slimane" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BENSOUSSAN     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Maghrebi Jewish surname meaning "son of Shoshannah".
BENTALEB     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Taleb" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BEN YAHIA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahia" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN YAHYA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahya".
BEN YAIR     Hebrew
Means “son of Yair” in Hebrew.
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" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN YOUSSEF     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Youssef"; mainly used in Tunisia.
BEN ZAIED     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means “son of Zayd” in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BERGOGLIO     Italian
From the name of a village located in the Piedmont province in Italy. A notable bearer is Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio), the current Pope of the Catholic Church.
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.
BESTAEV     Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of Bestauty.
BESTAUTY     Ossetian
Derived from Ossetian бистэ (biste) meaning "village, suburb" or from Persian به (beh) meaning "good, excellent, better". In the case of the former, it would have been used to indicate the place of residence of an ancestor.
BEY     Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
BHAGAT     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain name derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, adorer".
BHARUCHA     Indian (Parsi)
Refers to the city of Bharuch in Gujarat, India, which is thought to be derived from the name of a figure in Hindu mythology.
BHATTI     Punjabi, Sindhi, Indian
Punjabi Rajput name derived from Sanskrit भट्ट (bhaṭṭa) meaning "lord".
BIBILOV     Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of Bibylty.
BIBYLTY     Ossetian
Derived from Georgian ბიბილო (bibilo) meaning "scar" or "crest", used to refer to a person with a distinctive scar on their face.
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