Browse Submitted Surnames
This is a list of submitted surnames in which an editor of the name is Amara L.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Swedish surname which possibly means "noble shield", from the elements adel
, meaning "nobility" and sköld
, which may mean "shield".
Basque toponymic surname, also arguably meaning "prominence" in Old Basque.
A surname of Turkish origin, ultimate from the words ak
meaning "white" and çam
meaning "pine tree".
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.
ALLENDE Basque, Spanish
Basque surname possibly linked to the Spanish word allende
of Latin origin meaning "beyond" or "besides".
Means from "peace" or "tranquility" from the character 安
. In China 安 (An)
also serves as an abbreviation for 安息 (Anxi)
, refering to the Arsacid Empire... [more]
Swedish surname meaning "steam river" from the elements ånga
, meaning "steam" and ström
, meaning "stream, current, river".
Swedish surname meaning "aspen grove", from the elements asp
, meaning "aspen tree" and the common surname element lund
, meaning "grove".
Means "white" from the Sino-Vietnamese character 白
. It is a cognate of Bai
Romanization of a Chinese surname, which in Pinyin may be respectively Biàn, Biān or Biǎn. The former, written with the character 卞
means "to be impatient", "to be in a hurry" or "excitable" and is by far the most common... [more]
Means "tall" or "lofty, elevated", from the Sino-Vietnamese character 高
Derives from the word name derives from cuda
Means "stop, restrict", from the Sino-Vietnamese character 杜
. A famous bearer is Đỗ Cảnh Thạc, a warlord during the 12 Lords Rebellion.
From the Sino-Vietnamese character 段
, meaning "party, group, corps"
From the noun güven
meaning "trust, confidence", perhaps designating a trustworthy character, or alternatively one who trusts in others readily.
From the Sino-Vietnamese character and ultimately the Chinese character 河
meaning "river". It was probably given to someone who lived near a river.
Derived from the Han character 夏
Taken from the word ilves
meaning "lynx", it probably designated someone who had lynx-like characteristics or was otherwise associated with the animal.
From the word karczma
meaning "inn", this would have designated someone who worked in an inn or their relatives.
Estonian location based surname from the word kask
meaning "birch tree" and probably designating someone who lived near such a tree.
Means "piece, section, chunck" from the character 曲
. The famous bearers the Khúc family were a group of leaders who challenged Tang rule over Vietnam.
KOSTRA Czech, 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
meaning "tailor", possibly more accurately meaning "taylor's son".
Taken from the name of the mountain Kriváň, ultimately from kriv-
meaning "bent, crooked".
French surname designating a vendor of sewing materials, from the word mercier
The Vietnamese varient of Liang
, ultimately derived from the character 梁
meaning "salary, pay, wage". It may have designated a paymaster, or someone working under a wage or salary.
The Vietnamese varient of Liu
, ultimately derived from the character 劉
and possibly meaning "conquerer".
Patronymic surname taken either from the female name Magdaleena
or the male name Matteus
Estonian surname from the word mägi
Means "son of Mammad", from the name Mammad
and the patronymic particle -ov
. It is estimated to be the most common name in Azerbaijan.
From an old name for an inhabitant of Mazowsze region in Poland.
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.
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.
Designates someone from Răciu, a commune in Mureş County, Romania.
From the word rebane
meaning "fox", it was originally given to someone perceived to possess fox-like characteristics.
From the word saar
, meaning either "island" or "ash tree" and designating someone who lived near one or both such locations.
Japanese surname derived from the kanji for "west", "park, garden" and "Buddhist temple".
Ultimately derived from Sokol
. Varient forms are Sakalauskienė (married woman or widow) and Sakalauskaitė (unmarried woman).
A topographical surname designating someone from Segarcea, a small town in Dolj County, Romania.
Occupational surname from the Estonian word sepp
Taken from the name of a town in the Vallespir district, in Northern Catalonia.
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.
A topographical Romanian surname meaning "from Tecuci". Tecuci is a city in the Galaţi county of Romania.
Ukrainian surname created from the Ukrainian word цибуля (tsybulya)
meaning "onion" and the patronymic ending -enko
Basque surname meaning "distant, far away" in Euskara.
From the Finnish valkea
meaning "white", and pää
meaning "head" or "tip".
Means "military" or "warlike", from the Sino-Vietnamese character 武
Ukrainian surname taken from the word воробе́й (vorobey)
From the word vos
meaning "fox", it may have been a nickname for someone with fox-like characteristics.
Taken from the word wierzba
meaning "willow", this name may have designated someone who lived near a willow tree.
Taken from the word wiśnia
meaning "sour cherry". It is sometimes said to be the third most popular surname in Poland.
From the adjective yavuz
meaning "stern, tough".
Turkish surname derived from the word yüce
meaning "lofty, gracious, noble, eminent".
Taken from the Arabic word meaning "victory, triumph".
ZALDÍVAR Basque, Spanish
Derived from Basque zaldi
meaning "horse" combined with ibar
meaning "valley". This is also the name of a town in Biscay, Spain.
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.
Basque surname related to the Euskara word for "field".
Derived from Chinese 莊 (zhuāng)
meaning "village, farmstead, hamlet" or "villa, manor".
One of the rare Chinese double character surnames. It is ranked 314th in the Hundred Family Surnames. The first character 諸
can be read as "all, these, various" and the second character 葛
as meaning "vine, vines"... [more]
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".