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BA     Arabic
Arabic from a shortened form of Aba, accusative case of Abu ‘father’.
BA     Chinese
Chinese from the name of the kingdom of Ba, which existed in Sichuan during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). Descendants of some of the ruling class adopted the name of the kingdom as their surname... [more]
    Western African
Senegal
BAACK     North Frisian, Dutch
Either from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Baldeke (a short form of any of the compound names with the first element bald ‘bold’, for example Baldewin) or from Middle Low German baec, bake ‘pork’, ‘bacon’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a butcher or pig farmer.
BAAMONDE     Galician
This indicates familial origin within either of 5 eponymous parishes.
BABA     Nigerian, Yoruba, Western African
From an honourific title used to denote a father, wise man, or an elder.
BABA     Japanese
Means "riding ground" in Japanese from 馬 (ba) "horse" combined with 場 (ba) "place, ground, field".
BABAIAN     Armenian (Rare), Iranian
Variant of Babayan, which is a patronymic from Turkish baba "father".
BABAUTA     Chamorro
Chamorro name for "our banner or flag"
BABAYAN     Armenian
Derived from Turkish baba meaning "father".
BABAYEV     Uzbek, Tatar, Turkmen
This surname is common among central asians and Tatars.
BABEL     French
Either (i) from the medieval French personal name Babel, apparently adopted from that of St Babylas, a 3rd-century Christian patriarch of Antioch, the origins of which are uncertain; or (ii) an invented Jewish name based on German or Polish Babel "Babylon".
BABEȘ     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
BABINEC     Czech
Nickname from Old Czech babinec meaning "coward".
BABINGTON     English
Habitational name for someone from Babington in Somerset or Great or Little Bavington in Northumberland, named with the Old English personal name Babba + the connective particle -ing- meaning "associated with", "named after" + tūn meaning "settlement".
BABUSHKIN     Russian, Jewish
Derived from Russian бабушка (babushka) meaning "grandmother".
BACCHUS     English
(i) Variant of Backus (meaning "one who lives in or works in a bakery", from Old English bǣchūs "bakehouse, bakery"), the spelling influenced by Bacchus (name of the Greek and Roman god of wine).... [more]
BẠCH     Vietnamese
Means "white" from the Sino-Vietnamese character . It is a cognate of Bai.
BACHARACHAS     Jewish
Bacharachas is a derivate of the Bacharach that is a town in Germany.
BACHECHI     Italian
Comes from the Tuscan-Italian personal name Baccio.
BACHHUBER     German (Rare)
German cognate of Brookhouse.
BACIU     Romanian
Romanian surname from the word "baci" (shepherd)or the capitan of the game "oina".
BACKHURST     English (British)
Meaning bake house or wood cutter
BÄCKLUND     Swedish
Combination of Swedish bäck "brook, stream" and lund "grove".
BACKLUND     Swedish
Combination of Swedish backe "hill, slope" and lund "grove".
BÄCKMAN     Swedish
Combination of Swedish bäck "small stream" and man "man".
BACKMAN     English, Swedish, German
Combination of Old English bakke "spine, back" and man "man". In Swedish, the first element is more likely to be derived from Swedish backe "hill", and in German the first element can be derived from German backen "to bake"... [more]
BÄCKSTRÖM     Swedish
Combination of Swedish bäck "brook" and ström "stream".
BACLAN     Celtic (Rare)
Form of the surname Backlund
BACON     English, French, Norman
An occupational surname for someone who sold pork, from Middle English and Old French bacun or bacon, meaning 'bacon', which is ultimately of Germanic origin. Can also be derived from the Germanic given names Baco, Bacco, or Bahho, from the root bag-, meaning 'to fight'... [more]
BACQUE     Basque
It's a Basque and Gascon surname whose meaning is cowboy, rancher (cattle rancher) or breeder.
BACQUIER     Medieval Basque
Meaning cowboy or rancher.
BĄCZALSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of a cluster of 3 Lesser Polish villages: Bączal Dolny, Bączal Górny, or Bączałka.
BADDELEY     English
From place names in both Suffolk and Staffordshire derived from an Old English personal name, 'Badda,' possibly meaning "battle" and lee or leah for a "woodland clearing," therefore meaning someone from "Badda's woodland clearing."
BADELJ     Croatian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
BADILLA     Spanish
Variant of Badillo.
BADILLO     Spanish
Topographic name from a diminutive of vado ‘ford’ (Latin vadum) or a habitational name from either of two places named with this word: Valillo de la Guarena in Zamora province or Vadillo de al Sierra in Ávila.
BADLEY     English
Variant of Baddeley.
BADOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Badowo in Skierniewice voivodeship.
BADRINETTE     English
Apparently an extremely rare name of French origin, but isn't used as a first name in France. It might come from the rather uncommon French surname Bardinette, which apparently is a variant spelling of the surname Bardinet... [more]
BADZAKOV     Bulgarian, Macedonian
Patronymic name derived from the Turkish word "bacak" which means "leg".
BAE     Korean
Korean form of Pei.
BAEDER     German (Austrian)
Means something like "bath house" which historically was associated with health or medicine.
BAER     German
Derived from Old High German bero "bear".
BAERTSCH     German
Means "loyalty".
BAEZ     Spanish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Spanish Báez, which might be a different form of Peláez (cf. Páez). A famous bearer is American singer and activist Joan Baez (1941-).... [more]
BAEZA     Spanish
From a place called Baeza in Andalusia, Spain.
BAFFA     Italian
The origins of this surname are uncertain, but it may be from Italian baffo "mustache", with the Latinate feminine suffix probably due to the influence of the word famiglia "family". Alternatively it may be Albanian in origin, of unexplained meaning.
BAGATSING     Filipino
From Bhagatsingh (भगतसिंह), "devoted lion" in Hindi.
BAGDONAS     Lithuanian
Patronymic from the personal name Bagdon, Lithuanian form of Polish Bogdan.
BAGGINS     Literature
In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," the surname of Frodo Baggins. Also the name of his relative Bilbo Baggins. The Bagginses are a well-to-do and respectable family of Hobbits living in Hobbiton of the Shire... [more]
BAGIŃSKI     Polish
From the word baginiak meaning "master".
BAHDANOVICH     Belarusian
Means "son of Bahdan".
BAIG     Muslim
Baig Name Meaning Muslim (common in Pakistan): from the Turkish word beg ‘bey’, originally a title denoting a local administrator in the Ottoman Empire, but subsequently widely used as a title of respect... [more]
BAIGORRI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the arrondissement of Baiona.
BAILE PHÙIR     Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Balfour.
BAILY     English
Variant of Bailey.
BAIN     Scottish, French, English
Nickname for a hospitable person from northern Middle English beyn, bayn meaning "welcoming", "friendly".... [more]
BAINBRIDGE     English
from Bainbridge in North Yorkshire, named for the Bain river on which it stands (which is named with Old Norse beinn ‘straight’) + bridge.
BAINEBRIDGE     English, Irish
Bridge over the Bain, An English town named for its place on the river Bain, now used as a surname. Lives near the bridge over the white water... [more]
BAIRNSFATHER     English
From a medieval nickname in Scotland and northern England for the (alleged) father of an illegitimate child (from northern Middle English bairnes "child's" + father). This surname was borne by British cartoonist and author Bruce Bairnsfather (1888-1959).
BAIZHANOV     Kazakh
Means "son of Bayzhan".
BAJĀRS     Latvian
Derived from the Slavic title boyar.
BAJWA     Pakistani, Urdu, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
From the Persian باز (bâz) meaning "hawk, falcon". Used by both Pakistani Muslims and Indian Sikhs.
BAKE     English
Probably an occupational name for a baker.
BAKHTIARI     Persian
From the given name Bakhtiar.
BAKKE     Norwegian
Means "slope, hillside" in Norwegian.
BAKKEN     Norwegian
Definite singular form of BAKKE.
BĄKOWSKI     Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bąkowa, Bąkowice, Bąkowiec, or Bąkowo.
BAKSHIS     Lithuanian
Means fighter or boxer
BAKYTBEKOV     Kyrgyz (Rare)
Means "son of Bakytbek".
BALAGUER     Catalan
Habitational name from Balaguer in Lleida province.
BALAKRISHNAN     Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
Derived from the given name Balakrishna.
BALASKA     Greek, Jewish, Polish
Feminine form of Balaskas (Greek) or Balaski (Jewish), it is used by Greeks and Slavic Jews.
BALASKAS     Greek
Masculine form of Balaska.
BĂLCESCU     Romanian
Derived from the name of a Romanian town Bălcești.
BALCOM     English
Altered spelling of English Balcombe, a habitational name from Balcombe in West Sussex, which is named with Old English bealu "evil, calamity" (or the Old English personal name Bealda) combined with cumb "valley".
BALDOCK     English (Rare)
Means "person from Baldock", Hertfordshire ("Baghdad": in the Middle Ages the lords of the manor were the Knights Templar, whose headquarters were in Jerusalem, and they named the town Baldac, the Old French name for Baghdad).
BALDRICK     Medieval English
The name of Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson)'s much-hated slave in the comedy Blackadder.... [more]
BALDT     German (Rare)
Variant of Boldt.
BALDY     Scottish, Northern Irish
From the personal name Baldy or Baldie, a pet form of Archibald.
BALDY     English
Possibly from an Old English female personal name, Bealdḡ{dh}, meaning ‘bold combat’, first recorded c.1170 as Baldith, and in others from the Old Norse personal name Baldi.
BALE     English
Variant of Bail. This is the surname of Welsh footballer Gareth Bale.
BALEN     English
English surname, perhaps of Cornish British origin, from belen, meaning "mill."
BALFAGER     Portuguese
Name of a Visigoth noble family (around the 10th century) from the Iberian Peninsula (current northern Portugal), meaning "bold spear"; they descent from the Balti dynasty.
BALFOUR     Scottish
Originating from several place names in Scotland. Derived from the Scottish Gaelic meaning "village pasture".
BALIAN     Armenian
Patronymic of uncertain origin, perhaps from Turkish bal ‘lord’, ‘master’, a word of Arabic origin.
BALIĆ     Croatian
Derived from the word balija meaning "peasant" or from the forename Balislav.
BALIJA     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting either "traders/merchants" or "agriculturists".
BALITIU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
BALJI     Indian, Telugu
Another form of Balija.
BALL     English
Nickname for a short, fat person, from Middle English bal(le) ‘ball’ (Old English ball, Old Norse b{o,}llr)... [more]
BALLARD     English
English and Scottish: derogatory nickname from a derivative of bald ‘bald-headed’ (see also Bald).
BALLASTER     English
Meant "person who makes or is armed with a crossbow" (from a derivative of Middle English baleste "crossbow", from Old French).
BALLINGER     American
From the YouTuber, Colleen Ballinger (1986-)
BALLON     Spanish
Theoretically it could be a variant of vallón, from valle ‘valley’, but neither form is attested as a vocabulary word or as a place name element. Alternatively, it could be a Castilian spelling of Catalan Batlló, Balló, nicknames from diminutives of batlle ‘dancing’.English: variant spelling of Balon.
BALLS     ?
BALMA     Italian
Perhaps a topographic name from the dialect word balma meaning ‘grotto’, ‘cave’, ‘jutting rock’.
BALODIS     Latvian
Meaning "pigeon".
BALSAM     German
Occupational name for a seller of spices and perfumes.
BALSAN     German
Variant of Balsam.
BALSANO     German (Austrian), Italian
The roots of the distinguished surname Balzano lie in Austria. The name derives itself from "Balthasar," the name of one of the three Magi who followed the star to Bethlehem, and was popular as both a first name and a family name during the 18th century.... [more]
BALSON     German
Variant of Balsam.
BAMBOROUGH     Medieval English
Bamborough name origin from early Northumberland early times other name know from the Bamborough is bamburgh as in bamburgh castle, ... [more]
BAN     Croatian
Derived from a noble title used in several states in Central and Southeastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century.
BANAS     Polish
The town of Bana, in Hungary, is said to have given birth to this family name. The name appears to have traveled northward, within eastern Europe, ending up in Poland where it is most recognized.
BANE     English
Variant of Bain.
BANEZ     Spanish
Spanish (Báñez): shortened form of Ibáñez
BANG     Danish
Originally a nickname denoting a loud or brash person, from Old Danish bang "noise" (from Old Norse banga "to pound, hammer" of echoic origin). A literary bearer was Danish author Herman Bang (1857-1912).... [more]
BANGLA     Bengali
From বাংলা (Bangla), the endonym of the Bengali people, the region of Bengal (including Bangladesh), and the Bengali language. The word itself is derived either from Vanga, the name of an ancient kingdom on the Indian subcontinent, or from an Austric word meaning "sun god".
BANGS     English
Variant of BANKS
BANKSTON     English
Derived from the old English world "Banke" usually given to a family who lived near a hill or a slope.
BANKSY     English, Popular Culture
This is pseudonyms Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. Banksy's real name might be Robin Gunningham. How Banksy got his pseudonym is unknown... [more]
BANNION     Scottish
Scottish/Irish
BANSAL     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Most likely from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśa) meaning "bamboo, sugar cane" or "lineage, stock, pedigree".
BANWELL     English
Means "person from Banwell", Somerset ("killer spring (perhaps alluding to a contaminated water source)").
BAO     Chinese
There are three different surnames that are Romanized in pinyin as Bao. Other Romanizations include Bau, Pao, and Pau. This character also means "abalone", but the name comes from an old place name... [more]
BAR     Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Bar, means "son" or "grain, cereal" referring to a grain cleaned of its chaff; clean, pure; wild, outside, in the nature.
BARA     Czech
Comes from a reduced vernacular form of the Latin personal name Bartolomaeus, Polish, Bartlomiej, Czech Bartolomej, or possibly from a pet form of the personal name Barbara.
BARAD     Biblical Hebrew (Rare)
It's the Hebrew name of one the biblical plagues in the Hebrew bible that God cast on Egypt. It means Hail as in the Ice storm.
BARAGA     Slovene
A Slovene surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was Slovene-American Roman Catholic bishop Frederic Baraga (1797-1868), who was the bishop of Marquette, a town in Upper Michigan, USA. There is also a village in Upper Michigan named Baraga, which was named after the bishop.
BARAJAS     Basque
Spanish and Moor
BARAKZAI     Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Means "sons of Barak"; a combination of the given name Barak and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Barakzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan my Pakistan.
BARAN     Czech, Slovak
Baran means "wether" in Czech (Moravian) and Slovak.
BARÁNEK     Czech, Slovak
Baránek means "small wether" in Czech (Moravian) and Slovak.
BARASCH     Hebrew
Acronym of the first two letters for the Hebrew phrase "son of the Rabbi Samuel." Bar Rabbi Schmul
BARBĂNEAGRĂ     Romanian
It literally means "black beard".
BARBE     French
Nickname for someone with a beard, Old French barbe (Latin barba).
BARBE     French
From the given name BARBE.
BARBE     German
From Middle High German barbe, the name of a species of fish resembling the carp; hence by metonymy an occupational name for a fisherman or fish dealer, or possibly a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish in some way.
BARBERA     Italian
Derogatory nickname from barbera ‘barber’s wife’, a term also used to denote a prostitute or dishonest woman. Catalan (Barberà): habitational name from a place in Tarragona province, named with Late Latin Barbarianum ‘place of Barbarius’, a derivative of Barbarus (see Barbaro)... [more]
BARBERO     Spanish
Spanish occupational name for a barber-surgeon (see Barber), Spanish barbero, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’ (Latin barba).
BARBIN     French
Diminutive of BARBE.
BARBON     French (Quebec)
Derived from the nickname barbon meaning "old codger" as well as referring to a "confirmed bachelor".
BARBOSA     Portuguese
denoting a person who lived by land that contained overgrown leafy vegetation from the portuguese word barba "leaf" + oso/osa (adjective suffix); variant of Barboza
BARBOZA     Portuguese
Variant of Barbosa
BARBU     Romanian
Means "bushy-bearded."
BARCELÓ     Catalan
Apparently from a personal name Barcelonus (feminine Barcelona), originally denoting someone from the city of Barcelona.
BARCELONA     Catalan, Spanish
Habitational name from Barcelona, the principal city of Catalonia. The place name is of uncertain, certainly pre-Roman, origin. The settlement was established by the Carthaginians, and according to tradition it was named for the Carthaginian ruling house of Barca; the Latin form was Barcino or Barcilo.
BÁRCENAS     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Espinosa de los Monteros.
BARDELL     English
Originally meant "person from Bardwell", Suffolk ("Bearda's spring"). A fictional bearer of the surname is Mrs Bardell, Mr Pickwick's widowed landlady in Charles Dickens's 'Pickwick Papers' (1837), who misconstrues an innocent remark about having a companion as a marriage proposal, which leads to her suing Pickwick for breach of promise.
BARDEN     English
English: habitational name from places in North and West Yorkshire named Barden, from Old English bere ‘barley’ (or the derived adjective beren) + denu ‘valley’.
BARDHI     Albanian
Meaning "White"
BAREFOOT     English
English: nickname for someone who was in the habit of going about his business unshod, from Old English bær ‘bare’, ‘naked’ + fot ‘foot’. It may have referred to a peasant unable to afford even the simplest type of footwear, or to someone who went barefoot as a religious penance.In some instances, probably a translation of German Barfuss, the northern form Barfoth, or the Danish cognate Barfo(e)d.
BÄRG     German
Variant of Berg.
BAR HAIM     Hebrew
Combination of Bar and Haim, with the meaning of "son of Chayyim".
BARHAM     English
English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. Most, for example those in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, are named with Old English beorg ‘hill’ + ham ‘homestead’. The one in Kent, however, is from an unattested Old English byname Biora, Beora (a derivative of bera ‘bear’) + ham.
BARIL     French
During the middle ages, when people were named after their given job, Baril was what winemakers and brewers were named. Baril simply means "Barrel" or "Keg"
BARIŠIĆ     Croatian
Means ''son of Bariša''.
BARKAI     Hebrew
Means ''morning star'' in Hebrew.
BARKER     English
SURNAME Town cryer, or someone who shouts out notices
BARKIS     English
Meant "person who works in a tannery" (from Middle English barkhous "tannery" - bark was used in the tanning process). A fictional bearer is Barkis, a carrier in Charles Dickens's 'David Copperfield' (1849) who sends a message via David to Clara Peggotty that "Barkis is willin'" (i.e. to marry her).
BARKUS     English
Probably a reduced form of Barkhouse, a topographic name for someone who lived by a tannery, Middle English barkhous, or an occupational name for someone who worked in one.
BARLTROP     English
Variant of Barthorpe.
BARNABI     American (Rare)
Possibly from a variant of the given name Barnaby.
BARNABY     English
Either (i) means "person from Barnaby", Yorkshire ("Beornwald's settlement"); or (ii) from the medieval male personal name Barnaby, the English form of Barnabas, a biblical name ultimately from Aramaic Barnabia "son of Nabia".
BARNER     Low German
North German derivative of the old Germanic personal name Barnher or Bernher (see Berner).
BARNER     English
Southern English habitational name for someone who lived by a barn.
BARNETTE     English, French (?)
Variant of Bernet and perhaps also a variant of English Barnett, under French influence.
BARNO     Italian, Ukrainian, French, Ancient Aramaic, Russian
The surname Barno was first found in the north of Italy, especially in Tuscany. The name occasionally appears in the south, usually in forms which end in "o," but the northern forms ending in "i" are much more common... [more]
BARON     English, French
From the title of nobility, derived from Middle English & Old French baron (ultimately of Germanic origin). Instead of referring to someone of rank, this surname referred to a service in a baronial household or a peasant with ideas above their station... [more]
BARON     Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish surname Ó Bearáin (see Barnes).
BARONS     Latvian
Means "baron".
BARR     Scottish, Northern Irish
Habitational name from any of various places in southwestern Scotland, in particular Ayrshire and Renfrewshire, named with Gaelic barr "height, hill" or a British cognate of this.
BARRATT     English
Variant of BARRETT.
BARREAU     French
Possibly a variant of Barreur, an agent derivative of barrer ‘to bar’, ‘to close or block off’, hence possibly an occupational name for a jailer or doorkeeper.
BARRICK     English
Variation of Barwick.
BARRIERE     French
Occupational name for a gatekeeper, from Old French barier.
BARRINEAU     French
The history of the Barrineau family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northern France, to that coastal region known as Normandy. Barrineau is a habitation name, derived from the place name Barrault, in Normandy.... [more]
BARRINGTON     English, Irish
English: habitational name from any of several places called Barrington. The one in Gloucestershire is named with the Old English personal name Beorn + -ing- denoting association + tun ‘settlement’... [more]
BARRIOS     Spanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Spanish barrio "outlying suburb (especially an impoverished one), slum", from Arabic barr "suburb, dependent village". It may also be a topographic name for someone originating from a barrio.
BARROETA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Bedia.
BARRON     English
Variant of BARON.
BARROW     English
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English bearo, bearu "grove" or from Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, which is named with an unattested Celtic word, barr, here meaning "promontory", and Old Norse ey "island"... [more]
BARROWMAN     English
A man employed in wheeling a barrow; specifically, in coal-mining, one who conveys the coal in a wheelbarrow from the point where it is mined to the trolleyway or tramway on which it is carried to the place where it is raised to the surface.
BARRUNDIA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BARRY     African
A Guinean surname meaning the family comes from the Peul, Fulani, or Foulbe ethnic groups of West Africa.
BARSI     Hungarian
This was the surname of American child actress Judith Barsi (June 6, 1978 - July 25, 1988).
BARSKIY     Ukrainian
Means "of Bar", referring to the city of Bar in the Vínnitsya Oblast.
BARSZCZ     Polish
Nickname from barszcz "beetroot soup".
BARTEK     Polish, Czech, Slovak, German
Polish, Czech, Slovak, and eastern German: from a pet form of a vernacular form of the personal name Bartolomaeus (Czech Bartoloměj, Polish Bartłomiej, German Bartolomäus)
BARTHORPE     English
This surname originates from the village of the same name in the East Riding of Yorkshire, likely combining the Old Norse personal name Bǫrkr with Old Norse þorp meaning "village."
BARTLETT     English
From the Middle English personal name Bartelot, a pet form of Bartholomew.
BARTLEY     English, American
1. English: habitational name from Bartley in Hampshire, or from Bartley Green in the West Midlands, both of which are named with Old English be(o)rc ‘birch’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’; compare Barclay... [more]
BARTOCHOWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin with the village of Bartochów.
BARUTI     Albanian
barut means gunpowder in Albanian
BARWICK     English, German
English: habitational name from any of various places called Barwick, for example in Norfolk, Somerset, and West Yorkshire, from Old English bere ‘barley’ + wic ‘outlying farm’, i.e. a granary lying some distance away from the main village.... [more]
BAR YOSEF     Hebrew
Combination of Bar and Yosef, with the meaning of "son of Joseph".
BARZELAI     Hebrew
Variant form of Barzilai.
BARZELAIJ     Dutch, Jewish
Dutch form (or "dutchization", if you will) of Barzilai via Barzelay. Also compare Barzilaij. This name is found exclusively in the Dutch-Jewish community, and is considered quite rare: there were only 6 bearers in 1947 and less than 5 bearers in 2007.
BARZELAY     Hebrew
Variant form of Barzilai via Barzelai. A known bearer of this surname is American-Israeli musician Eef Barzelay (b. 1970).
BARZILAI     Hebrew
Thought by some to be a patronymic surname meaning "son of Zilai", but this is actually incorrect. The surname actually derives from Barzillai, the name of a character from the Talmud. His name meant "man of iron" or "iron-hearted", derived from Hebrew barzel "iron"... [more]
BARZILAIJ     Dutch, Jewish
Dutch form (or "dutchization", if you will) of Barzilai via Barzilay. This name is found exclusively in the Dutch-Jewish community, and is considered quite rare: there were only 112 bearers in 1947 and only 51 bearers in 2007.
BARZILAY     Hebrew
Variant form of Barzilai.
BASA     Philippines/Tagalog
Basa from the Philippines, very promanit name in Manila.
BASHIMOW     Turkmen
son of Bashim.
BASHUR     Kurdish
Kurdish: south -means
BASIŃSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Basin.
BASISTA     Polish, Czech, Slovak
Occupational name for a double-bass player.
BASKIN     Jewish
Means "son of Baske", a Yiddish female personal name (a pet-form of the Biblical name Bath Seba). Baskin-Robbins is a US chain of ice-cream parlours founded in Glendale, California in 1945 by Burt Baskin (1913-1969) and Irv Robbins (1917-2008).
BASSETT     English
From Old French basset, which is a diminutive of basse meaning "low, short". It was either used as a nickname for a short person or someone of humble origins.
BASUMATARY     Indian, Bodo, Assamese
Means "mother earth" or "earthly folks", a Sanskritized form of the Bodo name Baisamatari.
BASZOWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Baszowice.
BATEMAN     English, Scottish
Occupational name meaning ‘servant of Bate.’
BATEY     English (?)
Originates from mostly northern England. Is the presumed given name to fishers. (With it meaning "Small fishing boat" in old English.)
BATHGATE     Scottish, English
From the town of Bathgate, west of Edinburgh, Scotland. The town's name derives from Cumbric *beith, meaning 'boar' (Welsh baedd) and *gaith. meaning 'wood' (Welsh coed).
BATRES     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
BATTISTELLA     Italian
From St. John the Baptist, the first bearers of this name were devoted to this saint. Another etymology would be a patronymic from the given name Battista, anyway linked to the aforementioned saint.
BATUNGBAKAL     Filipino
Tagalog Filipino surname meaning "iron stone", from Tagalog bato "stone" combined with bakal "iron, steel".
BAUCOM     English
Variant spelling of BALCOMBE, a habitational name from West Sussex derived from Old English bealu "evil" and cumb "valley".
BAUDELAIRE     French
A French surname, coming from the word "baudelaire", which is a short, broad, and curved sword used in heraldry.
BAUDRIC     French (Rare)
Derived from the medieval French given name Baudric, which was a variant form of Baldéric, the French form of Baldric.
BAUDRY     French
Derived from the medieval French given name Baudry, which was a variant form of Baudric, a given name that itself was a variant form of Baldéric (see Baldric). A known bearer of this surname was the French painter Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry (1828-1886).
BAUERDICK     German
A surname originating from the Rhineland region of Germany. It is derived from German Bauer (Bur in the locals dialects) "farmer" and Deich (Diek and Dick in the local dialects) "levee" or Teich "pond"... [more]
BAUERSACK     German
Semi-Germanized form of the Polish surname Burczak, originally derived from Polish burczec "growl; shout".... [more]
BAUMFREE     Dutch, American, African American
This name is clearly derived from Sojourner Truth, a former African-American slave who was born as Isabella Bomefree (but at some point the surname was changed to the more German-looking Baumfree). Although Sojourner's original owners - James and Elizabeth Bomefree/Baumfree - were apparently of Dutch descent, it is questionable whether the surname is really of Dutch origin... [more]
BAUMKÖTTER     German (Modern)
From the German words 'Baum' meaning 'tree' and 'Kötter' a type of villager who dwelt in a cottage, similar to the Scottish Cotter. "Presumably a 'Baumkötter' earned money from a small orchard on their property."
BAVARO     Italian
Ethnic name from bavaro "Bavarian" someone from Bavaria, now part of Germany, but formerly an independent kingdom.
BAVIERA     Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "Bavaria" in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Catalan. Indicating for someone from Bavaria a state in Germany.
BAWA     Punjabi
Sikh name based on the name of a Jat clan. It is also a title given to the male descendants of the first three Sikh gurus.
BAX     English
Possibly a short form of Baxter, or maybe from the Anglo-Saxon word box, referring to the box tree.
BAXENDALE     English
Habitational name, probably an altered form of Baxenden, a place near Accrington, which is named with an unattested Old English word bæcstān meaning "bakestone" (a flat stone on which bread was baked) + denu meaning "valley"... [more]
BAXLEY     English
Variant of BEXLEY.
BAY     English, French, Dutch, Scottish, German, Danish, Norwegian
English, French, and Dutch: nickname for someone with chestnut or auburn hair, from Middle English, Old French bay, bai, Middle Dutch bay ‘reddish brown’ (Latin badius, used originally of horses).... [more]
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