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AACKER     German
Variant spelling of the surname Acker.
AAKER     Norwegian
Variant of Åker.
AAS     Norwegian, Danish
Variant spelling of ÅS.
AASEN     Norwegian
Means "the ridge" in Norwegian. Definite singular form of AAS.
ABAKELIA     Georgian
Georgian surname used by sculptor Tamar Abakelia and physician Ioseb Abakelia.
ABARROW     English
At or near a barrow or tumulus.
ABASYAN     Armenian
This is a last name. Abasyan's were Kings and Queens, having Kingdoms from the years 750-1280.
ABBOT     English
Variant of Abbott.
ABBOUD     Arabic
Derived from a nickname for any name beginning with Abdul.... [more]
ABBRUZZESE     Italian
From an Italian surname coming from the place name Abruzzi in eastern Italy (the modern name is Abruzzo). This place name may derive from the Praetutii, an ancient tribe inhabiting the region.
ABDALLA     Arabic
Variant of Abdullah.
ABDALLAH     Arabic
Variant of Abdullah.
ABDELLAHI     Western African
Derived from the name Abdellah which is a form of Abd Allah. This surname is prevalent in Mauritania.
Means "Servant of the Sustainer" in Arabic.
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.
ABDULRAFI     Arabic
Abd "slave/servant", Al Rafi "The Exaulted" as in God
ABEGG     German, German (Swiss)
Topographic name for someone who lived near the corner of a mountain, from German ab meaning "off" and Egg, dialect form of Eck(e) meaning "promontory", "corner".
ĀBELE     Latvian
Means "apple tree".
ABELSON     English
This name derives from the surname Abelson, meaning "son of Abel." Patronymic.
ABERCROMBIE     Scottish
Derived from a surname. It is the name of a parish in Fife, Scotland, on the northern shore of the Frith of Forth, whence the possessor took his surname; from Aber, marshy ground, a place where two or more streams meet; and cruime or crombie, a bend or crook... [more]
ÅBERG     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of å "small river" and berg "mountain".
ABERLINE     Ancient Celtic (Rare, ?)
"Aber" meant “confluence” or “river mouth”.
ABERNATHY     Scottish
A different form of Abernethy, which originally meant "person from Abernethy", Perth and Kinross ("confluence of the (river) Nethy"). This was one of the surnames of the Scots who settled in northern Ireland during the ‘plantation’ in the 17th century, and it was brought to the U.S. as the name of a Southern plantation owner.
ABIDAOUD     Arabic
Arabic surname meaning "son of Dawud".
ABIDAOUD     Ancient Aramaic
Ancient last name of Aramaic-Phoenician Origin. Abidaoud, Abi is used in the Phoenician Kings names of Tyre Abibaal and Abimilki. Abidaoud in English is Abidavid or my father David and the son of David (Davidson).
ABILDGÅRD     Danish
Means "apple farm."
ABISAMRA     Arabic
Means "Father of Brown" - comes from AbouSamra, which means "Son of Brown."
ABKE     American (Rare)
Abke is an Americanized version of an unknown German surname.... [more]
ABNEY     English
Habitational name from a place in Derbeyshire, named Abney, from the Old English personal name Abba (with the genitive -n) and the Old English eg, meaning "island"
ABOAH     Akan
Meaning unknown.
ĀBOLIŅŠ     Latvian
Means "clover".
ĀBOLS     Latvian
Means "apple".
ĀBOLTIŅŠ     Latvian
Derived from the word āboliņš meaning "clover".
ABOUELKASSEM     Arabic (Egyptian, Rare)
Rare Egyptian form of Abo al-Qassem. A notable bearer is Alaaeldin Abouelkassem (1990–), an Egyptian fencer.
ABOULAFIA     Jewish
Variant spelling of Abulafia, which was originally a Sephardi Jewish surname of Arabic etymological origin.
Means "father of rouphael" in Arabic, used especially in Lebanon and the Maghreb region (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia).
ABOUT     French
It is a french surname that comes from the french word 'about', meaning "an extremity of a metallic or wooden element or piece." This surname is notably born by the French novelist Edmond François Valentin About... [more]
ABPLANALP     German, German (Swiss)
Topographic name for someone living high on a mountainside, from German ab- "below", "off" + Planalp "high, flat mountain-meadow".
ABRAHAMIAN     Armenian
Patronymic from the Biblical personal name Abraham.
Means "son of Abraham".
ABRAHAMYAN     Armenian
Means "son of Abraham".
ABRAMCZYK     Polish, Jewish, Belarusian
Derived from the given name ABRAHAM.
ABRAMOV     Russian
Means "son of ABRAM".
ABRAMOVIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Abram".
ABREGO     Spanish
As a Spanish surname, it was from Spanish ábrego, which originally meant "African", from Latin africus. The vocabulary word in modern Spanish has lost this general sense and now means "south wind" (literally, "African (wind)").
ABREO     French, Italian
Abreo or its variant Abreu comes from the French Alfred (alf = Elf; fred = conseil). The meaning is wise counselor.... [more]
ABRESCH     German, Dutch, Jewish
From a pet form of the Biblical name Abraham.
ABRUZZESE     Italian
Regional name for someone from the Abruzzi, a mountainous region of Italy east of Rome (cf. ABRUZZO).
ABRUZZO     Italian
Regional name for someone from the Abruzzi, a mountainous region of Italy east of Rome (cf. ABRUZZESE).
ABSHER     German
Absher comes from either the German surname Habich, which comes from the surname hawk. Literally meaning someone who had hawk-like features.
ABU'D     African
ABYSSUM     American
Means "Abyss" in Latin.
ACCOLA     Romansh
From Latin accola ‘neighbor’, ‘inhabitant’ (from Latin accolere 'to live near'). Accola also meant 'tenant' or 'farmer' in Medieval Latin, which is likely the definition of the word that this name comes from.
ACCRINGTON     English
Derived from the place Accrington.
ACERO     Spanish
Spanish word for "steel" which is a metal.
ACERO     Spanish
From acero "steel, steelworker" (from Late Latin aciarium), an occupational name for a metal worker or an armorer.
ACESTOR     Greek Mythology
Surname for Apollo.
ACH     German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, from Old High German aha meaning "running water".
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.
ACHATYLA     Literature
Of unknown origin, ACHATYLA is thought to mean "devoted" or "determined", perhaps coming from the ancient tribal word 'chatila' meaning 'true love' or 'soulmate'. Linked to SEERA.
ACHENBACH     German
Habitational name from places in Hesse and Westphalia named Achenbach, from the obsolete word Ach or Ache (from Middle High German ahe meaning "water", "stream") + Bach meaning "brook".
ACHIO     Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly derived from the town, Achio, near Guadalajara in Mexico. The name itself is probably from the Nahuatl achio meaning "frequent".
AÇIKGÖZ     Turkish
Means "opened eye" in Turkish, from açık, "opened" and göz, "eye".... [more]
ACKERLEY     English
Old English surname which came from a place name which meant "Oak meadow." See Ackley.
ACKLEY     English
From an Old English surname: a place name which meant "Oak meadow". A variation of this is: "dwells at the oak tree meadow". ... [more]
ACKROYD     English
Topographic name from northern Middle English ake "oak" and royd "clearing".
ACORN     German
Origin uncertain; most probably an Americanized form of German Eichhorn.
ACQUAVIVA     Italian
From an Italian place name meaning "running water, spring", literally "living water".
ACRI     Italian
Habitational name from a place in Cosenza province named Acri.
ACUNA     Spanish (Latin American)
Related tho the Acuna Indians of Mexico, there is also a city by the name. Popular in border areas of Mexico and Texas.
ACY     English (Rare)
Possibly from the given name Ace.
ADAMEC     Czech, Slovak
From a pet form of the personal name Adam.
ADAMIAK     Polish
Patronymic or pet form of the personal name Adam.
ADAMIAN     Armenian
Patronymic from the personal name Adam.
ADAMOS     Greek
Means "son of Adam".
ADAMOV     Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of ADAM".
ADAMOVIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic from the personal name Adam.
ADAMOVICH     Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Patronymic from the personal name Adam.
ADAMOWICZ     Polish
Patronymic from the personal name Adam.
ADAMSKI     Polish, Jewish
Originally denoted someone who came from the Polish village Adamy, a Polish village Adamowo, the Polish village Adamki, or the Belorussian city Adamki. These locations are derived from the given name ADAM.
ADAMSKY     Jewish
Variant spelling of Adamski.
ADDY     English
From the personal name ADDY, a medieval diminutive of ADAM. It is therefore related to the surname ADDISON.
ADELSKÖLD     Swedish
Swedish surname which possibly means "noble shield", from the elements adel, meaning "nobility" and sköld, which may mean "shield".
ADELZHANOV     Kazakh (Rare)
Means "son of Adelzhan".
ADEMOVIĆ     Bosnian
Means "son of Adem".
ADIE     English, Scottish
From the personal name ADIE, a medieval pet form of ADAM.
ADILOVIĆ     Bosnian
Means "son of Adil".
ADIPIETRO     Italian
meaning "to tell Peter"; "to appear before Peter"... [more]
ADĪTĀJS     Latvian
Means "the knitter".
ADKINSON     English
Variant of the surname Atkinson.
ADOLPHSON     English, Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Adolph".
ADORNO     Italian
Southern Italian: from the personal name Adorno, meaning ‘adorned’.... [more]
ADURIZ     Basque
A famous bearer of this surname is Aritz Aduriz, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a striker.
ADVANY     Gujarati
The name Advany originated from the Memons who visited the town of Advana and when they came back to their home town they were called Advanys.
AEBIG     German (Archaic)
Short form of Adalbert, used in the 16th century.
AERNI     German (Swiss)
Variant spelling of Ärni.
AETÓS     Greek
"Eagle" - in Greek, spelled αετός.
AFFENDI     Malaysian
Derived from the given name Affendi (see Effendi).
AFFLECK     Galician, Scottish
Variation of Auchinleck, a town near Dundee, Scotland... Ben & Casey Affleck are famous bearers of the name. Auchinleck appears to have been one of those places where the ancient Celts and Druids held conventions, celebrated their festivals, and performed acts of worship... [more]
AFGHAN     Afghani
Means "from Afghanistan".
AFONSO     Portuguese
Old (6th century derived) Iberian surname, associated with the first dynasty and King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques. The surname was used by all the subsequent illegitimate children of that dynastic line.
AGANO     Japanese
Related to the name UENO.
AGASSI     Armenian, Persian, Italian
The surname Agassi most likely evolved from a nickname for someone resembling a mappie, perhaps jokingly referred to as chattering or nagging person. ... [more]
AGATE     English (British)
From Middle English gate, meaning a "gate" or "street", denoting a person who lived near a major city gate or street.
AGBAJE     Nigerian, Yoruba
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967-), an English actor and model of Yoruba Nigerian descent.
AGEEB     Arabic
Means exotic or strange
AGHA     Turkish
Means "chief, master, lord" in Turkish. From the Turkish ağa 'chief, master, lord', from the Old Turkish aqa 'elder brother'. Traditionally it was a title for a civilian or military officer, or often part of such title, and was placed after the name of certain military functionaries in the Ottoman Empire... [more]
AGIRMO     Italian
two hypotheses: either from the Greek agyrmos meaning "symposium, meeting" which was the name of the first day of the Misteri Eleusini in Athens.... [more]
AGLER     English
From one or more Middle English personal names variously written Alger, Algar, Alcher, Aucher, etc. These represent a falling together of at least three different Continental Germanic and Old English names: Adalgar "noble spear" (Old English Æ{dh}elgār), Albgar "elf spear" (Old English Ælfgār), and Aldgar "old spear" (Old English (E)aldgār)... [more]
AGLOR     ?
AGNEW     Scottish
Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Agneaux in Manche, France.... [more]
The earliest known instance of this name AGOSTINELLI was St. Aurelius Augustinus, also known as Augustine of Hippo (354-430) the greatest of the Latin church fathers. He was born in Tagaste in Numidia which is modern Tunisia.... [more]
AGRINYA     Nigerian (Rare)
Means "warrior" in the Nigerian language of Yala. It was an earned name.
AGU     Igbo
Agu is an Igbo surname; the word Agu means Tiger in Igobo language.
ÁGUILA     Spanish
From águila "eagle" (Latin aquila). This is either a nickname for a haughty man or one with an aquiline nose, or a habitational name from a place in Salamanca province called Águila.
AGUILAR     Spanish
Spanish, Catalan, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of numerous places called Aguilar, from Latin aquilare ‘haunt of eagles’ (a derivative of aquila ‘eagle’), for example Aguilar de Campo in Palencia, Aguilar de la Frontera in Córdoba, and Aguilar de Segarra in Catalonia.
AGUIRRE     Basque
Basque toponymic surname, also arguably meaning "prominence" in Old Basque.
AGUNI     Japanese
From the Japanese 粟 (a or awa) "foxtail millet" and 國 or 国 (kuni, guni or koku) "country."
AGUON     Chamorro
From Chamorro agu, meaning "to change, to vary" and the suffix on meaning "to be able". The term's modern usage refers to the starch portion of a Chamorro meal. In the olden days, the Chamorro meal consisted of fish and vegetables, but the starch portion of the meal would highly depend on what was in season.
AGYARE     Akan
Meaning unknown.
AGYEI     Akan
Meaning unknown.
AHEARNA     Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Either from an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Eachthighearna meaning "descendant of Eachthighearna", or else an anglicized form of Eachthighearna.
AHLBORN     Swedish (Rare)
Ornamental name composed of the elements al "alder" and -born, a Swedish surname suffix derived from German geboren "born".
AHLBORN     German
From the old personal name Albern, from Germanic adal meaning "noble" and boran meaning "born".
AHLIN     Swedish
From al 'alder' and -in, a common ending of Swedish surnames derived from Latin -inus, -inius 'descendant of'.
AHLQUIST     Swedish
Combination of Swedish al "alder" and quist an old or ornamental spelling of kvist "twig".
AHMADI     Arabic, Muslim
Arabic family name meaning "descended from or associated with Ạhmad".
AHMADZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "descendants of Ahmad"; a combination of the given name Ahmad and the Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Ahmadzai are a Wazir tribe in Pakistan and a separate Ghilji tribe in Afghanistan.
AHN     Korean (Anglicized)
A Korean surname meaning "tranquility". Derived from the Chinese surname 安, (Ān)
AHO     Finnish, Assyrian
As a Finnish surname, it is derived from Finnish aho "glade", "forest clearing". It was also formerly a popular ornamental name in Northern Finland, especially among Swedes living there. It is now a 'protected' surname in Finland, which means someone may only bear it via birthright or marriage.... [more]
AHONEN     Finnish
A combination of Finnish aho "meadow" and the common surname suffix -nen.... [more]
AHUJA     Punjabi, Hinduism, Indian (Sikh)
Indian (chiefly Panjab): Hindu (Arora, Jat) and Sikh name meaning ‘descendant of Ahu’, based on the name of a clan in these communities (see Arora). Ahu is presumably the name of an ancestor; the suffix -jā is patronymic.
AIBEKOV     Kazakh
Means "son of Aibek".
AIDEN     English
Derived from the first name AIDEN.
AIHARA     Japanese
From the Japanese 藍 (ai) "indigo," "indigo plant" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
AIKAWA     Japanese
This surname combines 相 (sou, shou, ai-) meaning "inter-, mutual, together, each other, minister of state, councillor, aspect, phase, physiognomy", 鮎 (den, nen, ayu, namazu, ai) meaning "freshwater trout, smelt", 愛 (ai, ito.shii, o.shimu, kana.shii, mana, me.deru) meaning "affection, favourite, love", 会 (kai, e, a.u, a.waseru, atsu.maru, ai) meaning "meeting, meet, party, association, interview, join", 合 (gou, ga', ka', a.u, -a.u, a.i, ai-, -a.i, ai, a.wasu, a.waseru, -a.waseru) meaning "fit, suit, join, gō (unit of area & volume - equal to 0.3306 m² in area & 0.1809 liters in volume)", 哀 (ai,, awa.remu, kana.shii) meaning "pathetic, grief, sorrow, pathos, pity, sympathize" or 藍 (ran, ai) meaning "indigo" with 川 (sen, kawa) meaning "river, stream."... [more]
AIKMAN     Dutch, English, Scottish
Originally a surname or a nickname meaning oak man.
AINARA     Japanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "mutual, reciprocal, with one another", 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree" and 良 (ra) meaning "good".
AISHA     Urdu
AÏT     Berber, Northern African, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Berber aït meaning "son", also commonly used a component for compound names and surnames. In 2014, this was the most common surname in both Morocco and Algeria.
AITCHISON     Scottish
Variation of Atchison.
AIZEN     Popular Culture
This Japanese surname is used as 藍染 with 藍 (ran, ai) meaning "indigo" and 染 (sen, shi.mi, shi.miru, -shi.meru, -ji.miru, so.maru, so.meru,, -zome) meaning "colour, dye, paint, print, stain." Normally, this would be romanticised as Aizome.... [more]
AJEMIAN     Armenian
Patronymic from Turkish acem meaning ‘Persian’, ‘foreigner’, from Arabic a’jam meaning ‘one who speaks Arabic incorrectly’.
AK     Turkish
Means "white" in Turkish.
AKAGAWA     Japanese
Means "red river" in Japanese, from 赤 (aka) "red" and 川 (gawa) "river".
AKAGI     Japanese
Means "red tree" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 木 (tree).
AKAHOSHI     Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 星 (hoshi) meaning "star".
AKAMATSU     Japanese
Akamatsu is the surname used for Kaede Akamatsu, the main protagonist of New Danganronpa V3.
AKAMINE     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "Red Peak". It is written as 赤嶺.
AKANISHI     Japanese
Means "red west" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 西 (west).
AKBAR     Iranian, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pakistani
From a personal name based on Arabic Akbar ‘greater’, ‘greatest’, an elative adjective from kabir ‘great’. Allahu Akbar (‘Allah is the Greatest’) is a slogan of Muslims throughout the world... [more]
AKÇAM     Turkish
A surname of Turkish origin, ultimate from the words ak meaning "white" and çam meaning "pine tree".
AKDAĞ     Turkish
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.
AKEMON     English
American variant of Aikman.
ÅKER     Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From Swedish and Norwegian åker "plowed field".
ÅKESSON     Swedish
Means "son of ÅKE".
AKEY     English
Possibly an Americanized form of German EICHE "oak".
AKHAN     Turkish
A combination of AK and HAN.... [more]
AKHATOV     Tatar, Russian
Means "son of Akhat".
AKHMADOV     Chechen, Tajik
Means "son of Akhmad (see Ahmad)".
AKHMATOVA     Tatar, Russian
Feminine form of Akhmatov, meaning "son of Äxmät".
AKHTAR     Persian
Meaning "Star." Also a first name.
AKIBA     Japanese
From the Japanese 秋 (aki) "autumn" and 葉 (ha or ba) "leaf."
AKIBARA     Japanese
This surname combines 昭 (shou, aki) meaning "shining, bright", 秋 (shuu, aki, toki) meaning "autumn" or 穐 with the same sounds and meaning with 原 (gen, hara) meaning "field, meadow, original, plain, prairie, primitive, tundra, wilderness."
AKINS     Scottish, English, Northern Irish
Variant of Aikens, which is derived from the given name Aiken, a variant of the medieval diminutive Atkin (see Aitken).
AKIYA     Japanese (Rare)
A bearer of this surname is Tomoko Akiya (秋谷 智子, born May 14, 1976) is a Japanese voice actress. Her best-known role is voicing Hazuki Fujiwara in the Ojamajo Doremi series, and Suzume Mizuno in Zatch Bell.
AKKAŞ     Turkish
Means "white brow" from Old Turkic ak "white" and kaş "brow".
AKKAYA     Turkish
Means "white rock" from Old Turkic ak "white" and kaya "rock".
AKRIDGE     English
Possibly English, a habitational name from a place with a name meaning ‘oak ridge’, as for example Aikrigg in Cumbria (from Old Norse eik ‘oak’ + hryggr ‘ridge’), or any of the many places called Oakridge (from Old English āc + hrycg)... [more]
AKSAMIT     Polish, Ukrainian, Jewish, Belarusian, Czech
Derived from Polish aksamit meaning "velvet".
AKTAS     Turkish
Aktaº literally means "white stone" in Turkish, however means also "meerschaum" of Turkey.
AKTUG     Turkish
AKYOL     Turkish
Means "white path" or "honest path" from Old Turkic ak "white, honest" and yol "way, path".
ALABASTER     English
From the name of a whitish kind of gypsum used for vases, ornaments and busts, ultimately deriving from Greek alabastros, itself perhaps from Egyptian 'a-labaste "vessel of the goddess Bast"... [more]
ALABED     Arabic
means "The Servant of" in Arabic
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.
ALANOVIĆ     Serbian
Means "son of Alan" in Serbian.
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.
ALARCÓN     Spanish
Alarcón was a fort owned by the arabs in the Iberian Peninsula (Alarcón literally meaning 'the fort' in arabic), and the spaniards had the goal of owning it during the spanish reconquista. After 9 months of siege, Fernán Martínez de Ceballos climbed the walls of the fort using only two daggers and opened the gates from the inside allowing the castillan army to come in and conquer Alarcón... [more]
ALARDYCE     Scottish
Scottish regional surname meaning "southern cliff". From the Gaelic all 'cliff' and deas 'southern'.
ALARIE     French, French (Quebec)
French: reflex of the Visigothic personal name Alaric, which is composed of Germanic elements meaning ‘all power’. This form was established in Quebec from 1681.
ALBA     Spanish, Catalan
From alba meaning "white".... [more]
ALBANY     Scottish, English (American)
From the title of the Dukes of Albany (House of Stuart), hence a name borne by their retainers. It is an infrequent surname in England and Scotland. The city of Albany, NY (formerly the Dutch settlement of Beverwijck or Fort Orange) was named for James Stuart, Duke of York and Albany; he was the brother of King Charles II and later king in his own right as James II... [more]
ALBEE     Scottish
Means either "son of the blond one" or "son of Alpin".
ALBERTI     Italian
From given name Alberto, the Latin translation of Germanic Albert.
ALBINET     French
Derived from the medieval French masculine given name Albinet, which was a diminutive (as the -et suffix indicates) of the given name Albin.... [more]
ALBO     Spanish, Italian, Jewish
It is derived from the name Albert, Alberto, Albino, and Alberico.... [more]
ALBRIGHT     American
This name was originally Albrecht. It was changed by German imigrants to America in the 1600s.
ALCOCK     English
From a diminutive of given names starting with Al-.
ALCOTT     English
English: ostensibly a topographic name containing Middle English cott, cote ‘cottage’ (see Coates). In fact, however, it is generally if not always an alteration of Alcock, in part at least for euphemistic reasons.
ALDANE     Anglo-Saxon
Derived from "dweller at the old enclosure".
ALDEA     Spanish, Romanian
Spanish "village"
ALDERMAN     English
Status name from Middle English alderman, Old English ealdorman, "elder". In medieval England an alderman was a member of the governing body of a city or borough; also the head of a guild.
ALDERSON     English (Modern)
Patronymic from the Middle English forename Alder, derived from two Old English names, Ealdhere ‘ancient army’ and Æ{dh}elhere ‘noble army’. Means "son of Aldert".
ALDERSON     English (Anglicized)
Son of Alder, pronounced same as the Alder tree (Ol-der)
ALDINGER     German
Habitational name for someone from Aldingen in Württemberg.
ALDRIDGE     English
habitational name from a place in the West Midlands called Aldridge; it is recorded in Domesday Book as Alrewic, from Old English alor ‘alder’ + wīc ‘dwelling’, ‘farmstead’.
ALEGHIERI     Medieval Italian (Tuscan, Rare, Archaic)
It has a hard to trace meaning, but the research shows that the meaning might be "clurgyman's family" or "son of professers." People know this last name for the poet Dante Aligheri who wrote the Dievine Comedy.
ALEGRE     Spanish, Portuguese
Nickname from alegre "bright, merry" (Latin alacer).
ALEJANDRO     Spanish
From the personal name Alejandro, Spanish form of Alexander.
ALEKSANYAN     Armenian
Means "son of Aleksan".
ALEKSEYEV     Russian
Means "son of ALEKSEY".
ALEXANDEROV     Russian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Aleksandrov.
Means "son of ALEXANDROS."
ALEXANDROV     Bulgarian, Russian
Variant spelling of Aleksandrov.
ALEXANIAN     Armenian
Variant transcription of Aleksanyan, meaning "son of Aleksan" in Armenian.
ALEXIEVICH     Belarusian
Means "son of Alexey".
From the personal name Alexios + the patronymic ending -poulos.
ALFANI     Italian
(or Alfano) three possibilities: from the German word halfer ("helper"), from a place called Alfano, which is supposed to be from the Arab al fannan ("wild donkey"), and Alfana is the name of a race (as in type) of Arab horses, so could be someone related to horses.
ALFES     Jewish
Official website of the the City of Alfés (in the Province Lleida, Catalonia, Spain) says:... [more]
ALFSTAD     Norwegian
Possibly a combination of the given name Alf and stad "city, town".
ALGERIE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from French Algérie meaning "Algeria" (referring directly to the country itself). It also refers to someone from Annaba, Algeria.
ALIKHANOV     Russian, Kazakh
Means "son of Alikhan".
ALIN     Swedish
Variant of Ahlin.
ALISTON     English
Variant of Allerston, a habitational surname derived from a place so named in North Yorkshire.
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.
ALIZAI     Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Means "descendants of Ali"; a combination of the given name Ali and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alizai is a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
ALJAŽ     Slovene
Etymological origin unknown, possibly from the latin word alias, meaning "different".
ALKAN     Turkish (Latinized, Modern)
Means "General name of saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons" and "red(al) blood(kan)" in Turkish.
ALKSNIS     Latvian
Means "alder".
ALLAIRE     Medieval French, French (Quebec), French (Huguenot)
Allaire is the name of a village in Northwestern France(Brittany) near Vannes. The name may have Breton origins. At least two separate branches of the family came to the New World in the 17th Century... [more]
ALLALA     Basque
A diminutive of AYALA. The spelling was altered by Jose Maria Ayala, whose son Domingo Allala was related from his marriage to Estefana Champion-Werbisky, descendant of the Champion family from Rovigno, Croatia-Italy... [more]
ALLAM     Arabic
originally an arabic name but has been used by english speakers. the name means "recognized" or "famous". in other languages it means "one who represents us" and in some languages translates as "flag"
ALLEMAN     French (Cajun), Spanish (Canarian), German
From the French and Spanish word for "German". Believed to have originated in the Alsace-Lorraine region. Some holders of the name migrated to the Canary Islands and are part of the larger Isleños population that settled throughout the Americas... [more]
ALLEMAND     French
Means "Germany" in French.
ALLEMANN     German (Swiss)
Allemann (also spelled Alleman, Allemand, Aléman, Allamont, Allemagne, Alemaye, Alemán, and Allamán) is a surname that can be found primarily in Switzerland deriving from the Latin surname, Alemannus, which refers to someone of Germanic descent, specifically from the Alamanni tribe... [more]
ALLENBACH     German, German (Swiss)
Habitational name from any of several places called Allenbach.
ALLENDE     Basque
Basque surname possibly linked to the Spanish word allende of Latin origin meaning "beyond" or "besides"
ALLENDORF     German
Habitational name from any of ten or more places called Allendorf.
ALLEY     English
From the personal name Alley.
ALLGEIER     German
The harried officials at Ellis Island began to assign surnames based upon the pronunciation of the name by the immigrant, rather than attempting to ferret out the actual spelling. ... [more]
ALLIN     English
Variant spelling of Allen. Also a derivative of the Norman female name Adelina, based on Germanic adal, 'noble'.
ALLIS     English
From the Middle English and Old French female personal name Alis (Alice), which, together with its diminutive Alison, was extremely popular in England in the Middle Ages. The personal name is of Germanic origin, brought to England from France by the Normans; it is a contracted form of Germanic Adalhaid(is), which is composed of the elements adal "noble" and haid "brilliance, beauty".
ALLISON     English, Scottish
Patronymic from a Middle English male personal name, most likely ALLEN, but other possibilities include ELLIS or of a short form of ALEXANDER. ... [more]
ALLOWAY     English
Means (i) "person from Alloway, Alloa or Alva", the name of various places in Scotland ("rocky plain"); or (ii) from the medieval male personal name Ailwi (from Old English Æthelwīg, literally "noble battle").
ALLRED     English
From the Middle English personal name Alured, a form of ALFRED, which was sometimes written Alvred, especially in Old French texts.
ALM     Swedish
Means "elm" in Swedish.
ALMAGUER     Catalan
Habitational name from a place in Valencia named Almaguer.
ALMATHRAHI     Arabic (Rare)
Origin unknown, but most likely an anglicized version of 'Almathami'.... [more]
ALMATYEV     Kazakh (Rare)
Derived from Almaty, the name of a city in Kazakhstan.
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