Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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AHLSwedish
Derived from Swedish al "alder tree".
AHLBORNSwedish (Rare)
Ornamental name composed of the elements al "alder" and -born, a Swedish surname suffix derived from German geboren "born".
AHLBORNGerman
From the old personal name Albern, from Germanic adal meaning "noble" and boran meaning "born".
AHLINSwedish
From al 'alder' and -in, a common ending of Swedish surnames derived from Latin -inus, -inius 'descendant of'.
AHLQUISTSwedish
Combination of Swedish al "alder" and quist an old or ornamental spelling of kvist "twig".
AHMADZADEHPersian
From the given name Ahmad combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
AHMADZAIPashto
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]
ÅHMANSwedish
Combination of Swedish å "small river" and man "man".
AHMETAJAlbanian
From the given name Ahmad.
AHMETIAlbanian
From the given name Ahmet.
AHNKorean
From the Sino-Korean 安 (ān) meaning "calm, peaceful, tranquil, quiet".
AHOFinnish
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]
AHOAssyrian
Assyrian surname of unknown meaning.
AHONENFinnish
A combination of Finnish aho "meadow" and the common surname suffix -nen.... [more]
AHUJAIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Indian (Sikh)
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.
AIAEstonian
Aia is an Estonian surname meaning "horticultural".
AIBARBasque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Oibar.
AIBEKOVKazakh
Means "son of Aibek".
AIDAJapanese
Ai could mean "Fit, Suit, Join", "Indigo", "Together, Mutual". Da means "Rice Paddy/ Field".
AIDENEnglish
Derived from the first name AIDEN.
AIHARAJapanese
From the Japanese 藍 (ai) "indigo," "indigo plant" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
AIKAWAJapanese
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.re, 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]
AIKMANDutch, English, Scottish
Originally a surname or a nickname meaning oak man.
AIKUCHIJapanese
合 (Ai) means "Suit, Jion" and 口 (Kuchi) means "Mouth, Opening".
AIKYOJapanese (Rare)
愛 (Ai) means "Love, Affection", and 敬 (Kyo) means "Respect" in this surname. Notable bearers are Hisashi Aikyo and Shigeyuki Aikyo. Hisashi is a former baseball runner, while Shigeyuki is a steeplechase runner.
AIMEstonian
Aim is an Estonian surname meaning "idea" or "inkling".
AIMARMedieval English, Anglo-Saxon, Spanish
1. From the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Aethelmaer", meaning "famous noble." ... [more]
AIMÉHaitian Creole, French (African)
Means "loved, love" in French.
AIMLAEstonian
Aimla is an Estonian surname derived from either "aim" meaning "idea" or "taimla" meaning "nursery".
AIMOTOJapanese
Often written as 愛 (Ai) meaning "Love, Reverence, Affection" or 相... [more]
AIMREEstonian
Aimre is an Estonian surname derived from "aim" meaning "idea" or "inkling".
AINARAJapanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "mutual, reciprocal, with one another", 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree" and 良 (ra) meaning "good".
AINJÄRVEstonian
Ainjärv is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "Ain" (a masculine give name) and "järv" ("lake"); "Ain's lake."
AINLAEstonian
Ainla is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Ain".
AINOJapanese (Rare)
Means "of love" or "of the love" in japanese. A notable name bearer is a fictional character "Minako Aino" in the "Sailor Moon" anime... [more]
AINUMÄEEstonian
Ainumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "single mountain".
AISAKAJapanese (Rare)
Ai means "Indigo (blueish)", and Saka means "Hill,Slope".In 2014 Aisaka was ranked #9,579 for most used surnames in Japan and had only 5 occurrences that year. It's more popular in the U.S. than in the country it originated from... [more]
AÏTBerber, Northern African
Derived from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (aït) meaning "son", also commonly used a component for compound names and surnames.
AITEstonian
Ait is an Estonian surname meaning "granary" and "outbuilding".
AÏTBRAHIMBerber, Northern African
Means "son of Brahim", from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (ait) meaning "son" combined with the Arabic given name Brahim.
AIUCHIJapanese
Ai (愛) means 'love', and Uchi (内) means 'inside'.
AIZENPopular 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, -zo.me, -zome) meaning "colour, dye, paint, print, stain." Normally, this would be romanticised as Aizome.... [more]
AJEMIANArmenian
Patronymic from Turkish acem meaning ‘Persian’, ‘foreigner’, from Arabic a’jam meaning ‘one who speaks Arabic incorrectly’.
AKTurkish
Means "white" in Turkish.
AKAGAWAJapanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 川 (gawa) meaning "river, stream".
AKAGIJapanese
Means "red tree" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 木 (tree).
AKAHOSHIJapanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 星 (hoshi) meaning "star".
AKAIJapanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
AKAIKEJapanese (Rare)
丹 (Aka) means "Red" and 池 (Ike) means "Pond".
AKAMATSUJapanese
Akamatsu is the surname used for Kaede Akamatsu, the main protagonist of New Danganronpa V3.
AKAMINEJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "Red Peak". It is written as 赤嶺.
AKANISHIJapanese
Means "red west" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 西 (west).
AKANOJapanese
赤野 (Akano) means "Red Field" in Japanese. Akano is also on the first name site.
AKASAKIJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
AKASHIJapanese
From Japanese 明 (aka) meaning "bright" and 石 (shi) meaning "stone".
AKASHIROJapanese
赤 (Aka) means "Red" and 城 (Shiro) means "Castle". Aoi Akashiro is an anime television series writer.
AKASHITAJapanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) or 丹 (aka) both meaning "red" combined with 下 (shita) meaning "below, down, descend, give, low, inferior". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AKATSUKIJapanese
丹 (Aka) means "Red" and 月 (Tsuki) means "Moon". This surname is a reference to what the moon looks like during a lunar eclipse, I suppose. An example of someone with this surname, is Natsumi Akatsuki, the light novel author behind "KonoSuba ".
AKATSUTSUMIJapanese (Rare)
赤 (Aka) means "Red" and 堤 (Tsustumi) means "River Bank" This is the surname of the Japanese adapted version of Blossom from Power Puff Girls, as an example. The source is in the notes
AKBARIPersian
From the given name Akbar.
ƏKBƏROVAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Akbarov.
AKBULUTTurkish
Means "white cloud" in Turkish.
AKÇAMTurkish
A surname of Turkish origin, ultimate from the words ak meaning "white" and çam meaning "pine tree".
AKDAĞTurkish
Related to any one of several mountains in Turkey by the name of Akdağ, this surname literally derives its meaning from the words ak meaning "white" and dağ meaning "mountain" and probably denoted someone who lived in the proximity of such a mountain.
AKEMIJapanese
This most likely comes from Ake means "Bright" and Mi means "Mindset". Akemi is also a Japanese first name.
AKEMONEnglish
American variant of Aikman.
ÅKERSwedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From Swedish and Norwegian åker "plowed field".
ÅKERHIELMSwedish
Combination of Swedish åker "field" and hjälm "helmet".
ÅKERSTRÖMSwedish
Combination of Swedish åker "field" and ström "stream".
ÅKESSONSwedish
Means "son of ÅKE".
AKEYEnglish
Possibly an Americanized form of German EICHE "oak".
AKHANTurkish
A combination of AK and HAN.... [more]
AKHATOVTatar, Uzbek, Kazakh
Means "son of Akhat".
AKHBAAbkhaz
Derived from Abkhaz akhba meaning "elder" or аб (āb) "father".
AKHMADOVChechen, Tajik
Means "son of Akhmad".
AKHMADULLINTatar, Bashkir
From the given name Ahmadullah.
AKHMATOVATatar, Russian
Feminine form of Akhmatov, meaning "son of Äxmät".
AKHTARUrdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto
Derived from Persian اختر (axtar) meaning "star".
AKIJapanese
Aki commonly means "Autumn" and "Bright,Luminous" as a first name and surname,but there's also "Rising Sun", "Crystal (Ball)" ,"Brightness,Luster" or "Obvious,Clear". First name Aki has far more kanji possibilities.
AKIBAJapanese
From the Japanese 秋 (aki) "autumn" and 葉 (ha or ba) "leaf."
AKIBARAJapanese
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."
AKIMOTOJapanese
Akimoto is a surname that means Aki:"Bright,Luminous" "Autumn","Crystal (Ball)","Brightness,Luster",or "Rising Sun" and Moto:"Origin/Source/Root". Here are only some~ of the notable people with this surname: Nami Akimoto: manga artist,and Yasushi Akimoto: record producer & lyricist,there is also a lake called Akimoto.
AKINFEEVRussian
Means "son of Akinfiy".
AKINOJapanese
Aki means (1):"bright",(2):"crystal,clear",/and (3):"Autumn". No shows ownership,or means "field,wilderness".So it can mean "Of Brightness","Of Autumn","Autumn Feild",",Bright Shining Feild" etc.
AKINSScottish, English, Northern Irish
Variant of Aikens, which is derived from the given name Aiken, a variant of the medieval diminutive Atkin (see Aitken).
AKISATOJapanese
秋 (Aki) means "Autumn" and 里 (Sato) means "Village,ri,unit of measurement, league, parent's home". A notable bearer is Wakuni Akisato, who is a manga artist.
AKISHIMAJapanese
First name Aki and surname Aki have multiple meanings depending on kanji,but the notable Akishima in Tokyo,Japan goes by the meaning of "Bright Island". This is possibly the most common kanji for it,if its not the only one used.
AKISHINOJapanese
秋 (Aki) means "Autumn" and 篠 (Shino) means "Rope".
AKITAJapanese
This surname can be used as 秋田, 明田, 穐田, 飽田 or 阿北 with 秋/穐 (shuu, aki, toki) meaning "autumn," 明 (mei, myou, min, a.kari, aka.rui, aka.rumu, aki.raka, a.keru, -a.ke, a.ku(ru), a.kasu) meaning "clear," 飽 (hou, a.kiru, a.kasu, a.ku, aki) meaning "boredom," 阿 (a, o, omone.ru, kuma) meaning "corner, nook," 田 (den, ta) meaning "rice field" and 北 (hou, kita) meaning "north."... [more]
AKIYAJapanese (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.
AKKAŞTurkish
Means "white brow" from Old Turkic ak "white" and kaş "brow".
AKKAYATurkish
Means "white rock" from Turkish ak meaning "white" and kaya "rock".
AKMATOVKyrgyz
Means "son of Akmat".
AKRIDGEEnglish
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]
AKSAMITPolish, Ukrainian, Jewish, Belarusian, Czech
Derived from Polish aksamit meaning "velvet".
AKTASTurkish
Aktaº literally means "white stone" in Turkish, however means also "meerschaum" of Turkey.
AKYEAMPONGAfrican
Akan name from Ghana. It means the one who gives birth to princes. Mostly spelt Acheampong mainly to make life easy for Europeans, however that spelling is wrong because there is no "c" in the Akan or Twi alphabet... [more]
AKYILDIZTurkish
Means "white star" in Turkish.
AKYOLTurkish
Means "white path" or "honest path" from Old Turkic ak "white, honest" and yol "way, path".
ALABASTEREnglish
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]
ALABEDArabic
means "The Servant of" in Arabic
ALAJÕEEstonian
Alajõe is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region water".
ALAKIVIEstonian
Alakivi is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region stone".
ALAKOZAIPashto
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.
ALAKÜLAEstonian
Alaküla is an Estonian surname meaning "village area".
ALAMBengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
ALAMETSEstonian
Alamets is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region forest".
ALAMIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic عَلِيم (ʿalīm) meaning "knowing, learned, education" (see Alim), mainly used in a religious context.
ALAN CROMScottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village.
ALANÍSSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
ALANOVIĆSerbian
Means "son of Alan" in Serbian.
ALAOJAEstonian
Alaoja is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region creek".
ALAOUIArabic (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.
ALARCÓNSpanish
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]
ALARDYCEScottish
Scottish regional surname meaning "southern cliff". From the Gaelic all 'cliff' and deas 'southern'.
ALARIEFrench, 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.
ALASEstonian
Alas is an Estonian surname, derived from either "ala-" meaning "area" and "region"; or "alasti", meaning "bald" and "nude"; "alastus" means "bareness".
ALASALUEstonian
Alasalu is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region grove".
ALASIEstonian
Alasi is an Estonian surname meaning "anvil".
ALASOOEstonian
Alasoo is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region swamp".
AL-ATTARArabic
Means "the perfumer, the druggist" from Arabic عَطَّار (ʿaṭṭār) "perfumer, druggist, pharmacist".
ALAVÄLIEstonian
Alaväli is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region field".
ALAZRAKISpanish, Judeo-Spanish
Means "the blue one" from Arabic أَزْرَق (ʾazraq) meaning "blue".
ALBASpanish, Catalan
From alba meaning "white".... [more]
ALBANYScottish, 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]
ALBAUGHGerman (Austrian)
Albaugh is a surname of Austrian origin. It is an anglicized variation of the German language surname Albach.
ALBAYRAKTurkish
Means "red flag" from Turkish al meaning "red" and bayrak "flag".
ALBAZJewish, Northern African
Ashkenazic Jewish name meaning, "falconer" found mainly amongst Jewish peoples emigrating from Algeria and Morocco.
ALBEEScottish
Means either "son of the blond one" or "son of Alpin".
AL BEHAIRYArabic
Linguistic: Comes from the word BOHAYṘA which means lake, the name "lake" is being employed as an adjective.
ALBEIZBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Asparrena.
ALBERTIItalian
From given name Alberto, the Latin translation of Germanic Albert.
ALBINETFrench
Derived from the medieval French masculine given name Albinet, which was a diminutive (as the -et suffix indicates) of the given name Albin.... [more]
ALBIZUABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Orozko.
ALBOSpanish, Italian, Jewish
It is derived from the name Albert, Alberto, Albino, and Alberico.... [more]
ALBORTYOssetian
Derived from Loir, the name of a village in present-day North Ossetia-Alania.
ALBRIGHTAmerican
This name was originally Albrecht. It was changed by German imigrants to America in the 1600s.
ALCARAZSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
ALCOBENDASSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
ALCOCKEnglish
From a diminutive of given names starting with Al-.
ALCORNScottish
Scottish variation of Allcorn, a name that originally came from Alchorn, a manor in the parish of Rotherfield, Sussex.
ALCOTTEnglish
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.
ALCUBIERREAragonese
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the Sierra d’Alcubierre.
ALDANEAnglo-Saxon
Derived from "dweller at the old enclosure".
ALDATZBasque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese neighborhoods: the one in Larraun, Comarca of Leitzaldea or the one in Itza, Comarca of Iruñerria.
ALDAZBasque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Aldatz.
ALDEASpanish, Romanian
Spanish "village"
AL DELAIMIArabic Iraq
Al Delaimi is Iraqi tribe name located in Al Anbar Governorate in Iraq. Iraqis use their tribe names as their last names, and so does arabs in general
ALDERMANEnglish
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.
ALDERSONEnglish (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".
ALDINGERGerman
Habitational name for someone from Aldingen in Württemberg.
ALDRIDGEEnglish
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’.
ALDUATEBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Urraulbeiti.
ALEGHIERIMedieval 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.
ALEGRESpanish, Portuguese
Nickname from alegre "bright, merry" (Latin alacer).
ALEJANDROSpanish
From the personal name Alejandro, Spanish form of Alexander.
ALEKSEYEVRussian
Means "son of ALEKSEY".
ALEXANDEROVRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Aleksandrov.
ALEXANDRAEnglish (Rare)
Derived from the given name Alexandra
ALEXANIANArmenian
Variant transcription of Aleksanyan, meaning "son of Aleksan" in Armenian.
ALEXOPOULOSGreek
From the personal name Alexios + the patronymic ending -poulos.
ALFANIItalian
(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.
ALFESJewish
Official website of the the City of Alfés (in the Province Lleida, Catalonia, Spain) says:... [more]
ALFORDEnglish, Scottish
Habitation name found in Lincolnshire, Surrey and Somerset, England and Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The name can be derived by combining the Old English female personal name Ealdg- and -ford meaning "water crossing" or can mean "from the alder tree ford".
ALFSENNorwegian
Norwegian cognate of ALFSSON.
ALFSTADNorwegian (Rare)
Possibly a combination of the given name Alf and stad "city, town".
ALFVÉNSwedish (Rare)
Perhaps derived from Swedish älv "river".
ALGERIEArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the French Algérie meaning "Algeria" (referring directly to the country itself). It also refers to someone from Annaba, Algeria.
AL-GHAMDIArabic
Means "the Ghamdi", referring to the Ghamd tribe of Saudi Arabia.
ALGOTSSONSwedish
Means "son of Algot".
ALGUSEstonian
Algus is an Estonian surname meaning "beginning".
ALHAMBRAFilipino, 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-HARBIArabic
Means “belonging to war” from Arabic حَرْب (ḥarb) meaning “war, fight, battle”.
ALIMPIEVRussian
Means "son of Alimpiy", a Russian form of the Greek name Alypius.
ALINSwedish
Variant of Ahlin.
ALIOUNEWestern African, Wolof
From the given name Alioune (chiefly Mauritanian).
ALIPOURPersian
Means "descendant of Ali (1)" in Persian.
ALISTONEnglish
Variant of Allerston, a habitational surname derived from a place so named in North Yorkshire.
ƏLIYEVAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Aliev.
ALIYEVAzerbaijani, Russian, Kazakh
Derived from the given name Ali. This surname is of Arabic origin and is used throughout Central Asia and the Caucasus.
ƏLIZADƏAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Alizadeh.
ALIZADEPersian, Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Alizadeh.
ALIZADEHPersian
From the given name Ali (1) combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
ALIZAIPashto
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.
ALJAŽSlovene
Etymological origin unknown, possibly from the latin word alias, meaning "different".
ALKAIAGABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Lesaka.
ALKANTurkish (Latinized, Modern)
Means "General name of saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons" and "red(al) blood(kan)" in Turkish.
ALKSNISLatvian
Means "alder".
AL KUWARIArabic
Mainly found in Qatar.
ALLEstonian
All is an Estonian surname meaning "below" or "beneath".
ALLAIREMedieval 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]
ALLALABasque
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]
ALLALIArabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from a shortened form of the name Abd Allah (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
ALLAMArabic
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"
ALLANEScottish (Rare)
Variant of Allan
ALLEMANFrench (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]
ALLEMANDFrench
Means "Germany" in French.
ALLEMANNGerman (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]
ALLENBACHGerman, German (Swiss)
Habitational name from any of several places called Allenbach.
ALLENDEBasque, Spanish
Basque surname possibly linked to the Spanish word allende of Latin origin meaning "beyond" or "besides".
ALLENDORFGerman
Habitational name from any of ten or more places called Allendorf.
ALLEYEnglish, French (Anglicized)
From a Middle English personal name, Alli, Alleye, as forms such as Johannes filius Alli (Norfolk, 1205) make clear. This is of Scandinavian origin, cognate with Old Danish Alli, Old Swedish Alle... [more]
ALLGEIERGerman
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]
ALLIKEstonian
Allik is an Estonian surname meaning "water source" or "spring".
ALLIKSAAREstonian
Alliksaar is an Estonian surname meaning "spring (water source) island".
ALLIKUEstonian
Alliku is an Estonian surname, derived from "Allikas", meaning "wellspring".
ALLIKVEEEstonian
Allikvee is an Estonian surname meaning "well water" or "wellspring water".
ALLINEnglish
Variant spelling of Allen. Also a derivative of the Norman female name Adelina, based on Germanic adal, 'noble'.
ALLISEnglish
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".
ALLISONEnglish, 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]
ALLORFrench (Quebec)
Common Canadian spelling of the French surname Allard, reflecting the French pronunciation.
ALLOWAYEnglish
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").
ALLREDEnglish
From the Middle English personal name Alured, a form of ALFRED, which was sometimes written Alvred, especially in Old French texts.
ALLSAAREstonian
Allsaar is an Estonian surname meaning "below/under island".
ALMSwedish
Means "elm" in Swedish.
ALMADAPortuguese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous city.
ALMAGUERCatalan
Habitational name from a place in Valencia named Almaguer.
ALMANZASpanish
Originally indicated a person from Almanza, a city in northern Spain. The city's name itself is derived from Arabic المنزل (al-manzil) meaning "the house".
ALMARZASpanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 localities: the Castilian municipality of Almarza, Comarca of El Valle or the Riojan municipality of Almarza de Cameros.
ALMATHRAHIArabic (Rare)
Origin unknown, but most likely an anglicized version of 'Almathami'.... [more]
ALMATYEVKazakh (Rare)
Derived from Almaty, the name of a city in Kazakhstan.
ALMAZÁNSpanish, Filipino, Tagalog
Habitational name demoting someone originally from the municipality of Almazán in Castile and León, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic المكان المحصن (al-makān al-ḥiṣn) meaning "the fortified place" or "the stronghold".
ALMAZBEKOVKyrgyz
Means "son of Almazbek".
ALMBLADSwedish
Combination of Swedish alm "elm" and blad "leaf".
ALMENARASpanish
Almenara in Spanish is "beacon", but it is an old kind of beacon that consisted of a fire that was lit on top of the battlements to give a signal.
ALMENDINGERGerman, German (Swiss)
Habitational name for someone from a place called Allmendingen, of which there are two examples in Switzerland, in Bern canton, and one in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
ALMLÖFSwedish
Combination of Swedish alm "elm" and löv "leaf".
ALMOGHebrew
From the given name Almog, means "coral" in Hebrew.
AL MOKADDEMArabic
History: Descendants of the blessed Fatima the daughter of prophet Mohammed in the Arabian Peninsula.... [more]
ALMONDEnglish
From the Middle English personal name Almund, from Old English Æ{dh}elmund, "noble protection" and variant of Allman, assimilated by folk etymology to the vocabulary word denoting the tree.
ALMONTESpanish
From a place between Huelva and Sevilla. Means "the mountain".
ALMQVISTSwedish
Combination of Swedish alm "elm" and kvist "twig, branch".
AL-MUTAIRIArabic
Means “the Mutairi” referring to the Mutayr (مطير) tribe of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
ALNEMYFlemish
Only know relation claims birth in East Flanders. Arabic speakers believe it may be of Syrian or Saudi Arabian origin.
ALOEEstonian
Aloe is an Estonian surname derived from "loe" meaning "north-west".