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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]
BAYERS     German
Variant of Bayer.
BAYLEY     English
Variant of Bailey.
BAYLOR     English
Possibly derived from the legal term bailor "one who delivers goods". It could also be a respelling of German name BEILER, an occupational name for an inspector of measures or a maker of measuring sticks... [more]
BAYU     Indonesian
Means "wind" in Indonesian.
BAYZHANOV     Kazakh
Variant transcription of Baizhanov.
BAZZI     Arabic, Iranian
Probably from Arabic baezii ‘foster brother(s)’, unrelated children breast-fed by the same wet nurse.
BEA     Spanish
Habitational name from a place of this name in Teruel.
BEABER     English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Bieber or Biber, from Middle High German biber ‘beaver’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way, a topographic name for someone who lived in a place frequented by beavers or by a field named with this word, or a habitational name from any of various place names in Hesse containing this element.
BEACH     English
Name for someone living near a beach, stream, or beech tree.
BEACHEM     English
Variant spelling of Beauchamp.
BEACOM     Irish
Northern Irish variant of Beauchamp.
BEAM     English
From Old English beam "beam" or "post". It could be a topographic name from someone living near a post or tree, or it could be a metonymic occupational name for a weaver.... [more]
BEAMAN     English
A beekeeper.
BEAR     English
From the Middle English nickname Bere meaning "bear" (Old English bera, which is also found as a byname), or possibly from a personal name derived from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with this first element... [more]
BEARCUB     English (American, Rare)
Surname meaning a bear cub.
BEARD     English (American)
Nickname for a bearded man (Middle English, Old English beard). To be clean-shaven was the norm in non-Jewish communities in northwestern Europe from the 12th to the 16th century, the crucial period for surname formation... [more]
BEARDEN     English
English habitational name, a variant of Barden, or from places in Devon and Cornwall called Beardon.
BEAS     Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish (common in Mexico): habitational name from any of the places in Andalusia named Beas.
BEAS     English
Varient spelling of the surname Bees.
BEAS     German
Possibly also a variant spelling of German Bies.
BEAUCHAMP     English, French
From the Old French "beau, bel" meaning "fair" and "lovely" and "champ(s)" meaning "field" or "plain." It is the name of several places in France. It is also the surname of the Beauchamp Family in the hit series Witches of East End.
BEAUFAY     French (Rare)
In most cases, this surname is a locational surname that most likely took its name from the village of Beaufay, which is nowadays located in the Sarthe department of France. The village was called Bello Faeto, Bellofaido and Belfaidus during the Early Middle Ages, ultimately deriving its name from Latin bellus fagus (or bellum fagetum) meaning "beautiful beech tree(s)" or "beautiful beech woodland"... [more]
BEAUFOY     French (Anglicized, Rare), English (Rare)
Anglicized form of Beaufay. Known bearers of this surname include the English astronomer and physicist Mark Beaufoy (1764-1827) and the British screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (b. 1967).
BEAUNE     French
Refers to Beaune, France.... [more]
BEAUREGARD     French
Habitational name from any of various places in France named Beauregard for their fine view or fine aspect, for example in Ain, Dordogne, Drôme, Lot, and Puy-de-Dôme, from beau "fair, lovely" and regard "aspect, outlook".
BEAUSÉJOUR     French (Rare)
Literally means "beautiful sojourn", derived from French beau "beautiful, nice, fine" and French séjour "sojourn, short stay". As such, this surname is most likely a locational surname, in that it originally referred to a scenic place to sojourn in... [more]
BEAUVAIS     French
From French place names derived from "beautiful sight".
BEAUVOIR     English
From the surname of Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), a French feminist and philosopher.
BECHER     German
Shortened form of Becherer as well as a surname given to for someone who distilled or worked with pitch, in which case it is derived from Middle High German bech / pech "pitch".
BECHMANN     German (Rare)
Surname denoting someone who worked with pitch, from Middle High German bech / pech "pitch" and man, a suffix which can mean "man" or simply be used as a name suffix.
BECKER     English
Occupational name for a maker or user of mattocks or pickaxes, from an agent derivative of Old English becca "mattock".
BECKETT     English
An Old English name simply meaning "beehive". Famous Irish playwrite Samuel Beckett bears this name.
BECKLEY     English
This surname was taken from an English habitational name from any of the various places, in Kent, Oxfordshire, and Sussex, named Beckley whose name was derived from the Old English byname Becca and the Old English lēah "woodland clearing".... [more]
BECKWITH     English (African)
Habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire named Beckwith, from Old English bece "beech" + Old Norse viðr "wood" (replacing the cognate Old English wudu).
BECRAFT     English (American)
English, variant of Beecroft. topographic name for someone who lived at a place where bees were kept, from Middle English bee ‘bee’ + croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’.
BEDDOE     Welsh
Variant of Beddow.
BEDDOW     Welsh
From the personal name Bedo, a pet form of Meredydd (see Meredith).
BEDFORD     English
From the English county Bedfordshire and its principal city or from a small community in Lancashire with the same name. The name comes from the Old English personal name Beda, a form of the name Bede and the location element -ford meaning "a crossing at a waterway." Therefore the name indicates a water crossing once associated with a bearer of the medieval name.
BEDNÁŘ     Czech
Bednář means "hooper, cooper" in Czech.
BEDNARZ     Polish
Occupational name for a cooper in Polish.
BEDSAUL     German
Americanized form of the German surname Petzold, which comes from a Slavic pet form of the name Peter.
BEDWORTH     English
An English habitational surname from a place so named near Nuneaton, in Warwickshire, derived most likely from the Old English personal name Baeda (see Bede), suffixed with worþ, 'enclosure', denoting an enclosed area of land belonging to Baeda.
BEE     English
From Middle English be meaning "bee", Old English beo, hence a nickname for an energetic or active person or a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper.
BEEDEN     English (British)
Probably means "from Beeden", a village near Newbury in Berkshire. Ultimately coming from either Old English byden, meaning "shallow valley", or from the pre 7th century personal name Bucge with the suffix dun, meaning "hill of Bucge".
BEEKMAN     German, Anglo-Saxon
This name derives from the pre 5th century Olde German and later Anglo-Saxon word "bah" or "baecc". This word describes a stream, or as a name specifically someone who lived or worked by a stream.
BEELER     English
Anglicized spelling of German BIEHLER.
BEER     English, German, Dutch, German (Swiss)
Habitational name from any of the forty or so places in southwestern England called Beer(e) or Bear(e). Most of these derive their names from the West Saxon dative case, beara, of Old English bearu ‘grove’, ‘wood’ (the standard Old English dative bearwe being preserved in Barrow)... [more]
BEFFA     Italian
Nickname for a practical joker, from Italian beffa "trick, prank".
BEGA     Spanish
Variant of Vega.
BÉGON     French
Probably from French béguin "(male) Beguin", referring to a member of a particular religious order active in the 13th century, and derived from the surname of Lambert le Bègue, the mid-12th-century priest responsible for starting it... [more]
BEGUM     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Pakistani, Kashmiri, Urdu, Telugu, Assamese, Hindi, Odia, Punjabi
From Persian بیگم (beygom), Urdu بیگم (begam), and Hindi बेगम (begam) all meaning "lady, madam"; used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia... [more]
BEHN     German
From the German male personal name Behn, a shortened form of Bernhard. A famous bearer was the English novelist and dramatist Aphra Behn (1640-1689).
BEHNEN     German
Derived from the given name Bernhard.
BEHR     German, Dutch
German and Dutch variant of the personal name Bähr (see Baer).
BEHRENDT     German
Dutch and North German surname which is a variant of Behrend.
BEHRINGER     German
Habitational name for someone from either of two places called Behringen, near Soltau and in Thuringia, or from Böhringen in Württemberg.
BEIFONG     Popular Culture
Surname of Toph from the American TV show "Avatar: The Last Airbender". Could be derived from the Chinese word "北方 (Běifāng)" meaning "north".
BEIHL     English, German
Variant of BIEHL, a short form of BIEHLER.
BEINING     German
This famous surname, one of the earliest recorded in history, and recorded in over two hundred spellings from Benedicte, Benech and Bennet, to Banish, Beinosovitch and Vedyasov, derives from the Roman personal name "Benedictus", meaning blessed.
BEKANOWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Bekanówka.
BEKHTI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic بخت (bakht) "fortune, chance" (see the Persian name Bakhtiar); mainly found in Algeria. A notable bearer is Leïla Bekhti (1984-), a French actress of Algerian origin.
BEKKER     Afrikaans
bekker is a regional form of Dutch bakker which means Baker
BELANGER     French
Variant of BÉRINGER.
BELASCO     Spanish
Variant of VELASCO
BELFER     Jewish
Occupational name from Yiddish be(he)lfer, ba(he)lfer "teacher’s assistant".
BELFIORE     Italian
Means "beautiful (as a) flower", derived from Italian bel "beautiful" combined with Italian fiore "flower". Two Italian sources claim that this surname was derived from the medieval masculine given name Belfiore (which has of course the same meaning), but I can find no evidence that this was an actual given name in medieval Italy... [more]
BELGRAVE     English
Aristocratic surname from French, meaning "beautiful grove"; comes from a place name in Leicestershire. A famous namesake is British polar explorer Belgrave Ninnis, who perished in Antarctica on a 1912 expedition.
BELHADI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From an Arabic name meaning "father of Hadi" (chiefly Algerian).
BELHADJ     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the pilgrim", from Arabic حَاجّ (ḥājj) meaning "pilgrim" (chiefly Algerian and Tunisian). It mainly refers to a Muslim who has embarked on the Hajj to Mecca.
BELIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the word belo meaning "white".
BĚLÍN     Czech
Either a nickname from Czech bílý ‘white’ or a derivative of the female personal name Běla (which also means ‘white’), denoting the son or husband of a woman so named.
BELIN     Serbian
Variant of Belan.
BELIN     Yiddish
Metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Beyle meaning ‘beautiful’ (related to French belle).
BELKACEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi form of Abu al-Qasim meaning "father of Qasim" (chiefly Algerian).
BELKALEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of Essaïd Belkalem (1989-), an Algerian footballer.
BELLARIA     Italian
From the place name Bellaria, in Milan, Veneto, Piedmont and Sicily, these homonyms widespread throughout Italy.
BELLE     English
Possibly a variant of Bell(1) or Bell(2).
BELLERS     English
Name came from the son of a French Noble born in Leicestershire, England. Hamon Bellers took his last name after the Kirby Bellers (Bellars) which was the name of the land given to him by his father.
BELLET     French
Comes from a derivative of bel ‘handsome’.
BELLINGHAM     English
Habitational name from places called Bellingham.
BELLUMUS     Late Roman
Means "beautiful man" derived from the elements bellus "beautiful" and homo "man"
BELLUOMINI     Italian
Variant and plural of Belluomo
BELONGER     French (Quebec)
variant of French Belanger or Boulanger
BELYAKOV     Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
BELYAKOVA     Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
BELZER     German
Occupational name for a furrier, from an agent derivative of Middle High German bel(li)z "fur"
BELZER     Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Belz in Ukraine.
BEŁZOWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Bełzów.
BEN     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Arabic بْن (bn), a form of اِبْن (ibn) meaning "son (of), offspring". It is often used as a prefix for other Maghrebi patronymic names (such as Benali "son of Ali" or Ben Amor "son of Amor").
BÉNA     Hungarian
Nickname from béna ‘lame’, or from a pet form of Benedek.
BENA     Italian
From a reduced form of the medieval personal name Benenato.
BEN-AHARON     Hebrew
Means "son of Aaron" in Hebrew.
BEN AHMED     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ahmed"; predominantly used in Tunisia.
BENAÏSSA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Aissa (see Isa)"; mainly used in Algeria and Morocco.
BEN ALI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali"; mainly used in Tunisia. A famous bearer is Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936-), the former and second president of Tunisia.
BENALI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali"; used in Algeria and Morocco.
BEN AMOR     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Amor" (chiefly Tunisian).
BENANTI     Italian
From a derivative of Bene, a short form of the various omen names formed with this element (from Latin bene ‘well’), such as Benedetto, Benvenuto, etc.
BENAOUF     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown (chiefly Algerian and Mauritanian).
BEN ARI     Hebrew
Means "son of Ari (1)" in Hebrew.
BEN ASHER     Hebrew
Means "son of Asher" in Hebrew.
BENAYOUN     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Moroccan Jewish surname meaning "son of Ayoun", based off of an Amazigh (Berber) transcription of the Hebrew personal name Chayyim.
BENDA     Czech
Benda is short form from names Benjamin or Benedikt.
BEN DAVID     Hebrew
Means "son of David" in Hebrew.
BENDER     German, German (East Prussian)
As a German surname, Bender is a regional occupational surname from the Rhineland area denoting a "barrel-maker" (the Standard German Fassbinder became "Fassbender" in the local dialects and ultimately was shortened to Bender).... [more]
BENDTSDATTER     Danish, Norwegian
Strictly feminine patronymic for Bendt.
BENEDICT     English
Of Latin origin. Due to an early association as a saint's name and a papal name, often said to mean "blessed." Originally the Latin elements are 'bene-' meaning "good" or as an adverb "well" plus '-dict,' meaning "spoken." Thus, the literal meaning is "well spoken." ... [more]
BENEFIEL     French (Modern, Rare)
Meaning: Bean field
BENEGAS     Spanish (Rare)
From the hybridization of Ben, meaning "son" in Arabic or Jewish, and Ega(s), a medieval given name of Visigothic origin.
BENGTSON     English, Swedish
Variant of the Swedish surname Bengtsson.
BEN HADJ     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the pilgrim"; the title Hadj refers to a Muslim who has successfully completed the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This surname is mainly found in Tunisia.
BEN HAIM     Hebrew
Means "son of Chayyim" in Hebrew.
BENHAIM     Jewish, Northern African
Variant of Ben Haim used by the Jews of North Africa.
BENHASSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
A notable bearer is Hasna Benhassi (1978-), a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner.
BEN JEDDOU     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Mainly found in Tunisia.
BENJELLOUN     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From an Andalusian-Moroccan surname of unknown meaning.
BEN KHALIFA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalifa"; prevalent in Tunisia.
BEN LARBI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Larbi"; mainly found in Tunisia.
BENMOUSSA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Moussa (see Musa)".
BENNANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Morocco. A notable bearer is Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco (1978–), born as Salma Bennani.
BENNI     Italian
"son of Benno". From Bennus.
BENNING     German
From the Germanic name Berno, which was derived from Old German "bero", meaning bear.
BENNINGFIELD     English, Anglo-Saxon
Benningfield is believed to be either ... [more]
BENNINGTON     English
Habitational name from either of two places called Benington, in Hertfordshire and Lincolnshire, or from Long Bennington in Lincolnshire. The first is recorded in Domesday Book as Benintone "farmstead or settlement (Old English tūn) by the Beane river"; both Lincolnshire names are derived from the Old English personal name Beonna combined with -ing-, a connective particle denoting association, and tūn.
BENOIT     French
From the given name BENOIT.
BENRAMDANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Romdhane (chiefly Algerian).
BEN ROMDHANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ramadan" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BENS     Dutch, German
Patronymic from a short form of Bernhard.
BEN SAID     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Sa'id", mainly used in Tunisia.
BENSAÏD     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Saïd (see Sa'id)"; mainly found in Morocco and Algeria.
BENSALEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Salem" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BEN SHIMON     Hebrew
Means "son of Shimon" in Hebrew.
BEN SIMON     Hebrew
Means "son of Simon" or "son of Shimon" in Hebrew.
BENSIMON     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant of Ben Simon used by the Jews of North Africa.
BENSOUSSAN     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Maghrebi Jewish surname meaning "son of Shoshannah".
BENTHAM     English
Habitational name from any of various places named Bentham, from Old English beonet "bent grass" + ham "homestead" or hamm "enclosure hemmed in by water".
BENTLY     English
Variant of Bentley
BENTS     German
Variant of Benz.
BENWARE     French
Americanized spelling of BENOIT.
BEN YAHIA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahia" in Arabic; mainly found in Tunisia.
BEN YAHYA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahya".
BENYAMINA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yamina" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BEN YOSEF     Hebrew
Means "son of Yosef" in Hebrew.
BENYOUCEF     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Youcef (see Joseph)"; mainly found in Algeria.
BEN YOUNES     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Younes (see Jonah)"; predominantly used in Tunisia.
BEN YOUSSEF     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Youssef"; mainly used in Tunisia.
BENZ     German
South German: (in Alemannic areas) from a short form of the Germanic personal name Berthold, or to a lesser extent of Bernhard
BEN ZAIED     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Zaied (see Zayed or Zayd)"; prevalent in Tunisia.
BEN ZE’EV     Hebrew
Means "son of Ze'ev", a Hebrew form of Wolfson.
BENZEMA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of French professional footballer Karim Benzema who is of Algerian descent.
BEN ZION     Hebrew
Means "son of Zion" in Hebrew.
BEOLLAN     English, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
English: variant of Boland.... [more]
BEQIRAJ     Albanian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
BERA     Turkish, Arabic
Means "knowledgeable, smart, beautiful".
BERBER     German
Possibly a habitational name from a place called Berber near Kevelaer.
BERBERIĆ     Bosnian
Occupational name for a barber, from berber(in) meaning "barber", from Turkish.
BERENTZEN     German
The surname is derived from the given name Bernd and was formerly written "Bernd sin Sohn" which meant "son of Bernd". The spelling Berentzen developped through the years.
BERESFORD     English
English: habitational name from a place in the parish of Alstonfield, Staffordshire named Beresford, from Old English beofor ‘beaver’ (or possibly from a byname from this word) + Old English ford ‘ford’... [more]
BERGAMIN     Italian
Traced to 1437, Bergamo. A 'bergamini' was known as a person famrmed and sold milk cows
BERGARA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BERGDAHL     Swedish, German
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain, hill" and dal "valley".
BERGE     Norwegian
Variant of Berg.
BERGERON     French (Cajun)
Cajun, French Canadian
BERGGREN     Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "mountain branch". From berg "mountain" and gren "branch".
BERGHOLD     German
Surname that denoted the owner of a vineyard.
BERGKVIST     Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "mountain branch". From berg "mountain" and kvist "branch".
BERGLIN     Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain" and the popular surname suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius meaning "descendant of". The second element could also be derived from Swedish lind "lime tree" or lin "flax, linseed".
BERGLIND     Swedish
From berg "mountain" and lind "palm tree".
BERGLUND     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of berg "mountain" and lund "grove".
BERGMANN     German, Swedish
German variant of BERG combined with the suffix mann "man" or a Swedish Variant of BERGMAN.
BERGQVIST     Swedish
Variant spelling of Bergkvist.
BERGREN     Swedish
Variant of Berggren.
BERGSMA     Dutch
The surname Bergsma had orinally been German. It was then taken over to Holland possibly in the sixteenth century.... [more]
BERINGER     German
Variant spelling of BEHRINGER.
BERKELEY     English
It is English and it is also a surname.
BERLIN     German, English, Swedish
Habitational name from the city in Germany, the name of which is of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from an Old Slavic stem berl- meaning swamp or from a West Slavic word meaning "river lake".... [more]
BERLIŃSKI     Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Berlin.
BERMAN     Yiddish
It literally means "bearman".
BERN     German, Scandinavian, German (Swiss)
German and Scandinavian: from the personal name Berno, a pet form of Bernhard. In South German it comes from the habitational name from Bern, Switzerland, notably in the south; in other parts from the personal name Berno.
BERNADOTTE     French, Swedish
Possibly from the name of a building in the French city of Pau called de Bernadotte. This was originally a French non-noble surname, but a member of the family later became King of Sweden.
BERNASCONI     Italian
The surname of BERNASCONI is of Italian origin, a locational name meaning the dweller on or near a small hill. The names of habitation are derived from pre-existing names denoting towns, villages, farmsteads or other named habitations... [more]
BERNER     English, Norman
From the Norman personal name Bernier from Old English beornan ‘to burn’, hence an occupational name for a burner of lime (compare German Kalkbrenner) or charcoal. It may also have denoted someone who baked bricks or distilled spirits, or who carried out any other manufacturing process involving burning... [more]
BERNER     German, Low German
German habitational name, in Silesia denoting someone from a place called Berna (of which there are two examples); in southern Germany and Switzerland denoting someone from the Swiss city of Berne. ... [more]
BERNET     French
From a pet form of Bernard.
BERNETT     Scottish, English
Altered spelling of Scottish and English Burnett or French Bernet.
BERNFIELD     German
An Americanized variant of the German surname, "Bergfeld", meaning "mountain field".
BERNINI     Italian
Bernini was the surname of famous sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680).
BERNIUS     German (Latinized), Lithuanian
German-Latinized form of Berner.... [more]
BERNOULLI     French
French patronymic surname that was derived from the first name Bernoul (which was probably derived from Bernold or Bernolf).
BERNTSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of BERNT".
BERRICK     English
Variation of Barwick.
BERRYANN     Medieval English (Rare)
The name is pre 7th century Olde English and later Olde French. It derives from the word burri or berri, translating as a fortress or castle and means 'one who dwelt at the castle'. The suffix 'man' also indicates that it was job descriptive for a guard or keeper of the castle... [more]
BERRYCLOTH     English (Rare)
This name is of English locational origin, from the place called Barrowclough near Halifax in West Yorkshire.
BERSFORD     English (Canadian)
Named after the city 'Bersford'... [more]
BERTHOLM     Swedish
Derived from "Home of Bert". See Holm
BERTIZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Bertizarana.
BERTOCCHI     Italian
Comes from a pet form of the personal name Berto.
BERTRAM     German
Derived from the German given name Bertram.
BERTUCCI     Italian
Diminutive of BERTO.
BERTUZZI     Italian
variant of Bertucci.
BERUŠKA     Czech
Allegedly derived from Czech beruška "ladybird; ladybug".
BERWALD     Swedish
Originally Bernwald which meant the ruler of bears but later changed to Bärwald through German folk which meant "The bear of the forest".
BĒRZIŅŠ     Latvian
Means "birch tree" from the Latvian word bērzs. This is the most common Latvian surname.
BESALÚ     Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BESHIMOV     Kyrgyz
Possibly derived from the given name Beshim. A known bearer is Bakyt Beshimov, the deputy chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan.
BESKE     German
Likely derived from Peschke and Peske, vernacular forms of the given name Petrus.
BESKOW     Swedish
Derived from the name of the city Beeskow in Germany. A notable bearer was Swedish author and illustrator Elsa Beskow (1874-1953).
BESS     English
Popularly grown surname from the diminuative form of "Elizabeth" during any time of a Queen Elizabeth
BESSEL     German
Of uncertain origin; possibly from the name of a place or river.
BESSELMAN     German
Derived from the German surname BESSEL + suffix man "man".
BESTAUTÆ     Ossetian
Variant of Bestayev.
BESTAUTY     Ossetian
Variant of Bestayev.
BETANZOS     Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BETETA     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
BETH     English
From the given name Beth, itself a short form of Elizabeth and Bethany.
BETHEL     English, Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Welsh ab Ithel "son of ITHEL".
BETHENCOURT     French, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
BETON     ?
BETTENCOURT     French, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
BETTS     ?
BETZ     German
Derived from a Thuringian short form of the personal name Bernhard.
BEVER     German
Nickname from bever ‘beaver’, possibly referring to a hard worker, or from some other fancied resemblance to the animal.
BEVILACQUA     Italian
From Italian bevi l'acqua "drinks water", a nickname likely applied ironically to an alcoholic.
BEXLEY     English
Habitational name from Bexley (now Bexleyheath in Greater London), which was named from Old English byxe ‘box tree’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.
BEY     French, German, Frisian
North German and Frisian: from the Old Frisian personal name Beyo or Boy/Boye (see Boye).... [more]
BEY     Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
BEYTHOUN     ?
BEZOS     Spanish
From bezo meaning "thick lips" in Spanish, referring to a person with blubber or thick lips.
BHAER     German
Likely a variant of German BAER, meaning "bear". A notable bearer is character Friedrich Bhaer, Jo's husband in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
BHAKTA     Sanskrit
From Sanskrit meaning 'devotee'.
BHATT     Indian, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Nepali
Variant of Butt used in India and Nepal.
BI     Chinese
Probably from the name of a people living to the west of China in ancient times, who integrated with the Han Chinese during the Han dynasty (206 bc–220 ad). The character also means ‘finish’, ‘conclude’.
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