Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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ALOSHIAlbanian
Aloshi , Aloshaj
AL-OTAIBIArabic
Means “the Otaibi”, referring to the Otaibah (عتيبة) tribe of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian peninsula.
ALPERTEnglish, Jewish, German, Dutch
A variant of the Jewish surname Heilprin or Halpern. In German and Dutch usage, it is derived from the given name Albert. One famous bearer is Richard Alpert from the ABC TV show LOST.
ALPINIItalian
(or Alpino) possibly denoting a person from the Alpes.
ALPÍZARSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous locality in the Andalusian province of Huelva.
AL-QAHTANIArabic
Means "the Qahtani" in Arabic, referring to a member of the Qahtanite people from the southern Arabian Peninsula and Yemen.
AL-SALEHArabic
Means "the virtuous" or "the honest" in Arabic (see Salih).
AL SAUDArabic
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]
ALSCHEIDGerman
Probably originally a locational surname and a place name for a village which no longer exists. Alscheid (Luxembourgish: Alschent) is a village in the commune of Kiischpelt, in northern Luxembourg. As of 2001, the village had a population of 47.... [more]
ALŠĖNIŠKISLithuanian
This indicates familial origin within the Belarusian village of Hal’šány, which was originally Lithuanian & named Alšėnai.
AL-SHAMIArabic
Means "the Levantine, the Syrian" from Arabic شَامِيّ (šāmiyy) meaning "Levantine, Syrian, Damascene".
AL-SHEHRIArabic
Means "the Shehri" in Arabic, referring to the Shehri (شهري) tribe of Saudi Arabia.
AL-SHISHANIArabic, Chechen (Expatriate)
Means "the Chechen" in Arabic. This was adopted by Chechens who migrated to the Arab world.
ALSOPAnglo-Saxon
This long-established surname, now chiefly found in the Midlands, is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name from Alsop-en-le-Dale, a chapelry in the parish of Ashborne, Derbyshire.
ALTGerman, Jewish
From German alt ‘old’, typically applied as a distinguishing epithet to the older of two bearers of the same personal name.
ALTERMANYiddish
It literally means "old man".
ALTERSGerman
Shortened form of Alterstein.
ALTERSTEINGerman
Means "old stone" in German.
AL-THANIArabic
From Arabic الثاني (althani) meaning "the second". This is the family name of the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar.
ALTHOFFGerman
A surname predominantly found in Westphalia and the Rhineland region of Germany which is derived from German alt "old" and Hof (Hoff in the local dialects) "farmstead; farm; manor".
ALTMÄEEstonian
Altmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "from below hill".
ALTMANGerman
Said to mean "Wise man" of German origin
ALTMEYERGerman
Status name for an older steward, headman, or tenant farmer, as distinguished from a younger one, from Middle High German alt ‘old’ + meier ‘steward’, ‘headman’, ‘tenant farmer’
ALTOSAAREstonian
Altosaar is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from the masculine given name "Alto" and "saar", meaning "island"; "Alto's island".
ALTRINGERGerman
Habitational name for someone from a place called Altringen or Aldingen, of which there are two in Württemberg.
ALUEstonian
Alu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "alus", meaning "fixture", "base" and "foundation".
ALUSALUEstonian
Alusalu is an Estonian surname meaning "base/foundation grove".
ALVARENGAPortuguese
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous parishes.
ÁLVARESPortuguese
Patronymic meaning "son of Álvaro".
ÁLVAROSpanish
Either derived from the given name Alvaro or a variant of Alvarez.
ALVEARSpanish
Unexplained.
ALVERSONSwedish
Respelling of Swedish Halverson or of Alvarsson, a patronymic from the personal name Alvar (composed of Old Norse alf ‘elf’ + -arr, an element with various origins).
ALVIUrdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic علوي (ʿalawiyy) meaning "pertaining to Ali (1)". The Alvi are a Muslim clan from India and Pakistan claiming descent from Ali ibn Abi Talib (601-661), a cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
ALVORDEnglish
Derived from a variation of Ælfræd.
ALWARDTGerman
From the personal name Adelward, composed of the Germanic elements adal ‘noble’ + ward ‘keeper’, ‘protector’.
ALYEAFrench (Huguenot)
Is traced back to France in 1400's. The family with this last name came over to the United States, mainly on the East Coast in the 16th century as huguenot refugees.
ALZASpanish
Means "to rise" or simply "rise"
AL-ZAHRANIArabic
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).
AMACHIJapanese
This surname is used as 天知, 天地, 天池, 天内, 雨知 or 雨地 with 天 (ten, ama-, amatsu, ame) meaning "heavens, imperial, sky", 雨 (u, ama-, ame, -same) meaning "rain", 知 (chi, shi.raseru, shi.ru) meaning "know, wisdom", 地 (ji, chi) meaning "earth, ground", 池 (chi, ike) meaning "cistern, pond, pool, reservoir" and 内 (dai, nai, uchi, chi) meaning "among, between, home, house, inside, within."... [more]
AMAGAIJapanese
This is a variation of Japanese surname Amaya. Ama means "Heaven(ly)" and Gai means "Valley".
AMAGAWAJapanese
From the Japanese 天 (ama or ten) "heaven," 塰 (ama) the title of a Noh play or 余 (ama) "complimentary" and 川 or 河 (gawa or kawa) "river."
AMAIJapanese
This surname is used as 天井 or 甘井 with 天 (ten, ama-, amatsu, ame) meaning "heavens, imperial, sky", 甘 (kan, ama.i, ama.eru, ama.yakasu, uma.i) meaning "be content, coax, pamper, sugary, sweet" and 井 (shou, sei, i) meaning "community, town, well, well crib."
AMAMIYAJapanese
Ama means "Rain" and Miya means "Shrine". A notable bearer is Sora Amamiya, a voice actress.
AMANGELDIEVKazakh
Means "son of Amangeldi" in Kazakh.
AMANKONAAkan
Meaning unknown.
AMANOJapanese
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "heaven, sky" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
AMARASEKARASinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning “undying, immortal, imperishable” combined with शेखर (śekhara) meaning "crown, crest, wreath" or "peak, summit".
AMARASINGHESinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning “undying, immortal, imperishable” combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
AMARIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMARIJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 甘 (ama) meaning "sweet" combined with 利 (ri) meaning "profit, benefit".
AMAROSpanish
Originated in Italy
AMATCatalan
From the Latin given name Amatus, meaning "beloved".
AMATANIJapanese
It's the same as the below surname 天谷 (Amaya), meaning "Heavenly Valley". This is simply the western Japanese pronunciation of it.
AMAURYFrench
From the given name Amaury... [more]
AMAYABasque
Spanish: habitational name, from the name of a mountain and an ancient city in the province of Burgos, probably derived from Basque amai ‘end’ + the article suffix -a.
AMAYAJapanese
Ama means "Heaven(ly)" and "Ya" or "Gai" means "Valley",this pronunciation is used in eastern Japan,while the "Valley" part is pronounced "Tani" in western Japan.
AMBEREnglish
This surname may be derived from the River Amber, located in Derbyshire in England.... [more]
AMBERGGerman, Jewish
German and possibly Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several settlements called Amberg (literally ‘by the mountain’), including a city in Bavaria. It could also be a topographic name of identical etymology... [more]
AMBONGFilipino, Cebuano
Denotes a type of hut or shack used as storage for food harvest.
AMBRÌZSpanish
" Probably a variant of Asturian-Leonese Ambres, a habitational name from a village in Asturies. Also a habitational name of Ámbriz a city in Angola, Africa, mainly of Portuguese descendants. "
AMBROSEEnglish
From the Late Latin name Ambrosius, which was derived from the Greek name Αμβροσιος (Ambrosios) meaning "immortal".
AMBROZAITYTELithuanian, Latvian
this name comes from far far history of lithuanian people
AMEENUrdu, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Amin.
AMEGLIOItalian
There are two hypotheses: the first is it derived from the Latin name Amelius which came from Amius, name of Etruscan origin; the other is it derived from Amali, name of a mighty Ostrogothic family, which means "virgin of the forest".
AMEMORIJapanese
"Ame" - rain. "mori" - forest.
AMERArabic, Urdu
Variant of 'Aamir.
AMESEnglish, German
English: from the Old French and Middle English personal name Amys, Amice, which is either directly from Latin amicus ‘friend’, used as a personal name, or via a Late Latin derivative of this, Amicius.... [more]
AMETOVCrimean Tatar
Means "son of Amet" in Crimean Tatar.
AMETSUCHIJapanese
Means "Heaven & Earth" in Japanese
AMETXAZURRABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gordexola.
AMETZAGABasque
This indicates familial origin within any of 3 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Asparrena, the one in the municipality of Meñaka, or the one in the municipality of Zuia.
AMEZIANEBerber, Northern African
Variant transcription of Meziane.
AMICOItalian
Means "friend".
AMIDANENorthern 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.
AMINEArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Amin (see Amin).
AMINIPersian, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Amin.
AMIRHebrew
From the given name Amir (2).
AMIRIPersian, Arabic, Swahili
From the given name Amir (1).
ƏMIROVAzerbaijani
Means “son of Əmir”.
AMISSAHAkan
Meaning unknown.
AMISTADIItalian
From the Renaissance term amistade ("friendship").
AMITHebrew (Modern)
From a first name which means "friend", "companion", "colleague", or from a nickname given to a friendly person or a colleague.
AMITIAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
AM MAGH FADAScottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous former burgh.
AMMANNGerman
A contraction of Ambetmann, for a court official. If there is a double "M", the origin might be Swiss.
AMMARIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMMAZZALORSOItalian
From the profession of bear hunter, meaning literally "slaughter the bear".
AMMERGerman, English (Rare)
This surname may be derived from Middle High German amer which means "bunting (as in the bird)." As such, it is used as a nickname for someone with a fine voice or someone who is a flamboyant dresser.... [more]
AMORESpanish
meaning love
AMORYEnglish, Norman
English from a Germanic personal name, Aimeri, composed of the elements haim ‘home’ + ric ‘power’. (The same elements constitute the etymology of Henry.) The name was introduced into England from France by the Normans... [more]
AMRAMHebrew, Jewish
From the given name Amram.
AMRANIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Imran (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
AMREINGerman (Swiss)
Topographic name from am ‘at’ + Rain ‘edge of plowed land’.
AMSDONEnglish (Modern)
Unknown. Possibly a spelling variant of Amsden. Ancestry.com suggests probably a habitational name, from a reduced form of the Oxfordshire place name Ambrosden, which is composed of an Old English personal name Ambre + Old English dun ‘hill’... [more]
AMSLERAmerican, German (Swiss)
As a Swiss German surname it is from the Swiss place name Amslen.
AMSPACHERGerman
Habitational name for someone from a place called Amsbach
AMSTUTZGerman (Swiss), German (Austrian)
Topographic name for someone living near or at the foot of a steep mountainside, German am Stutz ‘at the escarpment’.
AMUNATEGIBasque
It literally means a "place of apple trees", denoting someone who lived and/or worked there.
AMUNDSONEnglish (American, Anglicized), Swedish (Rare)
Anglicized from or rare Swedish variant of AMUNDSEN.
AMUROJapanese
Written with kanji meaning "Relax, Cheap, Inexpensive, Low, Rested, peaceful" and "Room".
AMUSANJapanese (Rare)
The Amusan Clan (秋道一族, Amusan Ichizoku) is a prominent clan in Kanazawa. Since its disbandment, most of its known members reside in Neuilly-sur-Seine ,Britain and Washington D.C.
AMUSKIBARBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Bergara.
AMYSEnglish
From the given name AMIS. Compare with AMES. An early example using this spelling is Robert Amys of Cambridgeshire, England in 1273.
ANChinese
Means from "peace" or "tranquility" from the character . In China 安 (An) also serves as an abbreviation for 安息 (Anxi), refering to the Arsacid Empire... [more]
ANABUKIJapanese
It is written like this : 穴 (Ana) "Whole, pit" and 吹 (Buki) "Blow into".
ANACKERGerman
Nickname for a day laborer, as opposed to someone who owned fields, from Middle High German āne meaning "without" + acker meaning "field".
ANALUKAAfrican American
The Analuka Family was founded... [more]
ANARBAEVKyrgyz
Derived from Persian انار (anâr) meaning "pomegranate" combined with Turkic bay meaning "rich, wealthy".
ANAYABasque
Originated in Spain. It derives from medieval basque name Anaia meaning "friar or brother". As a surname it means "Son of Anaia".
ANAY-OOLTuvan
Derived from Tuvan анай (anay) meaning "goat, kid" combined with оол (ool) meaning "son, boy".
ANBARArabic
Means "amber" in Arabic (see English name Amber). Notable actress Nihal Anbar was born in 1960.
ANDERSGerman, Scottish, Czech
Derived from the given name Anders.
ANDERSDOTTERSwedish
Strictly feminine patronymic of Anders.
ANDERSONScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Ghille Andrais meaning 'Son of the devotee of St. Andrew'. ... [more]
ANDESGerman
Variant spelling of Anthes.
ANDIKOETXEABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Kortezubi.
ANDINOGreek
This surname was originally derived from the Greek Andreas, a name meaning manly. It was the name of the first of Jesus Christ's disciples, which is known in various local forms throughout Christendom... [more]
ANDISHMANDAncient Persian
ANDISHMAND (pronounced: AEN-DEESH-MAND, in the West D is silent), Origin Middle-Persian, means one who thinks (i.e. an intellectual). Given to people of Persian and non-Persian descent of diverse Persian or Central Asian ethnic and religious backgrounds (including Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians) based on a person's profession that requires thinking (technocrat, writer, poet, intellectual).
ANDOJapanese
From the Japanese 安 (an or yasu) "relax," "inexpensive," "low," and 藤 (to or fuji) "wisteria." The second character may indicate historical or familial links to the formerly powerful Fujiwara (藤原) clan.
ANDONIANArmenian
Patronymic from the personal name Anton.
ANDOVMacedonian
Means "son of Ande".
ANDRÁSSYHungarian
man, warrior... a surname that derives from the personal name "Andreas", meaning manly, and was held by the first of Christ's disciples.
ANDREADISGreek
Means "son of Andreas" in Greek.
ANDREASDOTTERSwedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Andreas", this surname is only used by females.
ANDREIRomanian
From the given name Andrei.
ANDRELLYRussian, Ukrainian
The first occurrence that I found was of Mikhaila Orosvigovskago ANDRELLY, or ANDRELLA (author of religious literature, in the century XVI) .
ANDRÉNSwedish
Latinized patronymic from the name Andreas.
ANDREOUGreek
Derived from the given name Andreas.
ANDREOZZIItalian, Sicilian
From a pet form of the personal name Andrea.
ANDRESENNorwegian
Means "son of ANDRE".
ANDREYEVRussian
Means "son of ANDREY".
ANDRONIKASHVILIGeorgian
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.
ANDROSGerman (Swiss), Hungarian
Derivative of the personal name Andreas. Perhaps a reduced form of Greek Andronikos, Andronidis, or some other similar surname, all patronymics from Andreas.
ANDRULEVIČUSJewish (Russified, Modern, Rare), Jewish (Anglicized, Modern, Rare)
"Ben-Adam" or "ben-ish" ("ben" being "son" in Hebrew; Adam meaning "man"). The Andrulevičuses were originally Sephardic kohanim whom immigrated to Lithuania, and then Poland, Latvia, and other countries.
ANDRULEWICZLithuanian (Modern, Rare), Polish (Modern, Rare), Jewish (Modern, Rare), Latvian
Originally Andrulevičus or Andrulevičius, it means "ben-Adam" or "ben-ish" ("ben" being "son" in Hebrew; Adam meaning "man"). The Andrulevičiuses were originally Sephardic kohanim whom immigrated to Lithuania, and then Poland, Latvia, and other countries.
ANDRZEJEWSKIPolish
habitational name for someone from a place called Andrzejewo, a derivative of the personal name Andrzej
ANDÚJARSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
ANEYEnglish
Possibly a respelling of French Ané, from a personal name derived from Latin Asinarius.
ANGChinese
Meaning "To hold High". Hokkien and Teochew romanization of the Chinese surnames Wang (汪, Wāng) meaning "King", Wang is also prounounced "Heng" in Teochew.
ANGADIIndian, Kannada
From Kannada ಅಂಗಡಿ (aṃgaḍi) meaning "store, shop".
ANGELLOTTIItalian
Comes from a pet form of Angelo, variant of Angelotti.
ANGELOItalian
From a popular medieval personal name, Angelo, Latin Angelus, from Greek angelos "messenger, angel" (considered as a messenger sent from God).
ANGELOPOULOSGreek
From the personal name Angelos or a shortened form of the personal name Evangelos + the patronymic ending -poulos.
ANGELOSGreek
Reduced form of any of various Greek surnames derived from the forename Angelos (from #angelos ‘messenger’, ‘angel’), as for example Angelopoulos.
ANGELOTTIItalian
Comes from a pet form of Angelo.
ANGELSONEnglish
Means son of Angel.
ANGELUCCIItalian
From a pet form of the personal name Angelo.
ANGERHOFERGerman
Habitational name for someone from Angerhof in Bavaria.
ANGERJASEstonian
Angerjas is an Estonian surname meaning "eel".
ANGOTTItalian (Anglicized)
The origin of this surname is unknown but is most likely an anglicized version of the Italian surname 'Angotti'.... [more]
ANGRISANIItalian
From Angrisano, a habitational name for someone from Angri in Salerno province.
ÅNGSTRÖMSwedish
Swedish surname meaning "steam river" from the elements ånga, meaning "steam" and ström, meaning "stream, current, river".
ANGUIANOSpanish (Latinized, Modern)
Anguiano is a small town in the province of La Rioja, Spain.
ANGUINOAmerican, Spanish (Mexican)
Mexican-American last name
ANIĆCroatian, Serbian
Means "son of Ana" in Serbo-Croatian.
ANISTONEnglish
"Town of Agnes, Agnes town"... [more]
ANJUMIndian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From Arabic نَجْم (najm) meaning "celestial body, star, planet".
ÄNNEstonian
Änn is an Estonian surname meaning "skua/jaeger" (bird species: Stercorarius parasiticus).
ANNEnglish
Habitational name from Abbots Ann in Hampshire, named for the stream that runs through it, which is most probably named with an ancient Welsh word meaning ‘water’.
ANNAEnglish, Irish, Italian, Hungarian
Probably derived from the female first name ANNA.
ANNAMAAEstonian
Annamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "give land".
ANNASTEstonian
Annast is an Estonians urname possibly derived from "anna" meaning "give".
ANNEIndian
Indian (Andhra Pradesh); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu name of unknown meaning.
ANNOJapanese
Means "of hermitage" in Japanese. A famous bearer is famous Japanese illustrator and children's educational book author Mitsumasa Anno (1926-present).
ANNUSEstonian
Annus is an Estonian surname meaning "dose".
ANOTIDAISHEShona
Anotidaishe means "the Lord loves us".
ANOUILHFrench
From Catalan anull, meaning "slow worm". It is originally a nickname given to a spineless and slow person. The French author Jean Anouilh is a famous bearer of this surname.
ANSARIArabic
Derived from Arabic الأنصار al-Anṣār, meaning "The Helpers", an Islamic term for the local inhabitants of Medina who took the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and his followers (the Muhajirun) into their homes when they emigrated from Mecca (hijra).
ANSCHÜTZGerman
Occupational name for someone whose job was to keep a dam or pool filled with water. (Anschützen "to fill up")
ANSELMOItalian, Spanish
Comes from the personal name Anselmo, which is of Germanic origin (see Anselm). This was a distinctively Langobardic name, and was especially common in Lombardy in the Middle Ages.
ÀNSRUTHAIRScottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous town.
ANSTEYEnglish
Means "person from Anstey or Ansty", the name of numerous places in England (either "single track" or "steep track"). F. Anstey was the pen-name of British barrister and author Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934).
ANTHONYEnglish
From the personal name ANTHONY.
ANTILLÓNAragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ANTKOWIAKPolish
This Polish surname is patronymic from a pet form Antoni.... [more]
ANTOINEFrench
From the given name Antoine.
ANTONIEWICZPolish
Patronymic from the personal name Antoni.
ANTONIUSAncient Celtic
It means invaluable. In the Gaelic languaje is amhrisiadwy.
ANTONSSONSwedish
Means "son of ANTON".
ANTTILAFinnish
Derived from the given name Antti
ANTUNESAncient Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
It comes from the Greek anthos whose meaning is flower. Alludes to St. Anthony of Padua. It's a surname of the Christian inspiration. Variants and derivatives: Antonius, Antonios, Antunes, Antuñez, Antuña, Antuño, Toni, Tony, Tonino, Tonini, Tonio, Toño, Toñín.
ANTUNIEZSpanish, Galician, Asturian
Meaning "son of Antonius." It is a last name that appears in northern Spain.
ANTUNYESMedieval Portuguese (Latinized, Modern)
Meaning Son of Anthony or Anton. There is a very old form of the latin which is Antonios or Antonius.
ANTURYGreek, Hebrew
Haifa, Israel.... [more]
ANVARIPersian
From the given name Anwar.
ANWARIPersian, Indonesian
Variant of Anwar, as well as a Persian variant transcription of Anvari.
ANWARZAIPashto
Means "son of Anwar" in Pashto, from the given name Anwar combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)".
ANWERUrdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of Anwar.
ANYAYAHANFilipino, Tagalog
Means "banquet, bid, treat" in Tagalog.
ANZAIJapanese
From Japanese 安 (an) meaning "calm, peaceful" combined with 西 (sai) meaning "west", 斎 (sai) meaning "worship, religious meals", or 済 (sai) meaning "settle, finish".
ANZOROVChechen
Means "son of Anzor".
AOChinese (?)
Chinese from the name of Da Ao, a teacher of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu (26th century bc).
AOEstonian
Ao is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "lao", meaning "warehouse".
AOBAJapanese
青 (Ao) means "Green,blue" and 葉 (Ba) means "Leaf". This surname refers to a fresh leaf. Aoba is also a Japanese first name on top of that. A notable bearer is Yukihiro Aoba, who is a professional football player... [more]
AOIJapanese
From Japanese 葵 "hollyhock, althea" or 碧 "blue". This name is a given name as well as a surname.
AOIKEJapanese
青 (Ao) means 'blue, green', in this case "Blue", and 池 (Ike) ... [more]
AOKIJapanese
Means "green tree" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 青 (green) and 木 (tree).... [more]
AOMINEJapanese
Written 青嶺 (青 ao, meaning "blue") (嶺 mine, meaning "peak"). It is the surname of a character in the anime/manga Kuroko no Basket.
AONUMAJapanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 沼 (numa) meaning "swamp".
AOTAJapanese
Ao (青) means 'Blue, and Ta (田) means 'paddy, field'.
AOYAGIJapanese
Ao means "Blue, Green" and Yagi means "Willow".
AOYAMAJapanese
Means "blue mountain" or "green mountain" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 青 (blue, green) and 山 (mountain).
AOZAKIJapanese (Rare)
Ao means "blue,somewhat green" & zaki means "blossom". So, Nobutaka "Blue Blossom",is an artist who was born in Japan,but now lives in New York as an artist who has been featured in magazines.
AOZORAJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 空 (sora) meaning "sky".
APAYDINTurkish
Means "very bright".
APELTIAEnglish (Rare)
Comes from the word "appellation" referring to the Appellation Mountains.
APICELLAItalian
Southern Italian: from a diminutive of apa ‘bee’, probably applied as a nickname for an industrious person, or possibly as a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper.
APOLLOItalian, Spanish
From the Greek personal name Apollo. There are several saints Apollo in the Christian Church, including an Egyptian hermit and monastic leader who died in 395 ad. The personal name derives from the name in classical mythology of the sun god, Apollo, an ancient Indo-European name, found for example in Hittite as Apulana "god of the gate" (from pula "gate", cognate with Greek pylē), therefore "protector, patron".
APOLLONIItalian
From the given name Apollonia, which is the Latin feminine form of Apollonios, which in turn was derived from the name of the Greek god Apollo.
APONTESpanish
A misdivision of Daponte. It originates from Majorca, Spain.
APPELGerman, Dutch, Jewish, Low German, Medieval Dutch, Yiddish
1. German: from the personal name Appel, a pet form of Apprecht (common especially in Thuringia and Franconia), itself a variant of Albrecht. ... [more]
APPELKVISTSwedish
Combination of Swedish apel or äpple both meaning "apple" and kvist "branch, twig".
APPELMANDutch
Occupational name from Middle Dutch apelmanger "apple seller".
APPLEEnglish
From Middle English appel meaning "apple" (Old English æppel). An occupational name for a grower or seller of apples.
APPLEBEEEnglish
Variant spelling of Appleby.
APPLEGARTHEnglish, Scottish
Topographic name from northern Middle English applegarth meaning "apple orchard" (Old Norse apaldr meaning "apple tree" + gar{dh}r meaning "enclosure"), or a habitational name from a place so named, of which there are examples in Cumbria and North and East Yorkshire, as well as in the county of Dumfries.
APPLEGATEEnglish
Extremely common variant of Applegarth, in which the less familiar final element has been assimilated to the northern Middle English word gate meaning "road" or to modern English gate.
APPLERGerman
Variant of Eppler.
APPLEWHITEEnglish
Habitational name from a place named Applethwaite, from Old Norse apaldr ‘apple tree’ and þveit ‘meadow’. There are two or three such places in Cumbria; Applethwaite is also recorded as a surname from the 13th century in Suffolk, England, pointing to a possible lost place name there... [more]
APSĪTISLatvian
Derived from the word apse meaning "asp".
APTGerman, Yiddish
German: variant of Abt.... [more]
AQUILAItalian
Habitational name from L'Aquila in Abruzzo or from any of various smaller places called Aquila.