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NA     Korean
There is only one Chinese character for the Na surname. Some sources indicate that there are 46 different Na clans, but only two of them can be documented, and it is believed that these two sprang from a common founding ancestor... [more]
NABITA     Jamaican Patois (Rare)
The name of a jamaican girl who is unaware of the real historical background of the name "Nabita". But was given the name any way,it is said by many that it has an African pronounciation and persons would think that its origin is from Africa.
NABIYEV     Azerbaijani, Tajik, Russian
Derived from the Arabic given name Nabi.
NABROTZKY     German
Supposedly means "lived near water". Originated from Prussia.
NACHTIGALL     German, Jewish
Nickname from Middle High German nachtegal "nightingale" from Old High German galan "to sing". Cognate to NIGHTINGALE.
NACHTRIEB     German
It possibly comes from the German name of a nachtrab, which is a "night bird like the owl". Another possible meaning is "night tribe".
NACROUR     Arabic
The name of a family of Lebanese goldsmiths descended from the Ottoman Prince Hanna, the name itself refers to the actual sound the hammer makes as it hits the gold. This is the French spelling but the original Arabic spelling is äÞÑæÑ ; other spellings in the Latin alphabet include Nakrour and Nacrur.
NADEAU     French
Variant of Nadal, which can be a name or the meaning "Christmas".... [more]
NADEL     German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a maker of needles, or in some cases for a tailor, from Middle High German nadel(e), German Nadel "needle".
NADEZHKIN     Russian
Derived from the given name Nadezhda meaning "hope".
NADOLNY     Polish, Jewish, Sorbian
Topographic name from Polish nadól, Sorbian nadol "downwards", denoting someone who lived lower down in a village on a slope, or on relatively low-lying ground.
NAEGI     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 苗木 with 苗 (byou, myou, nae, nawa-) meaning "sapling, seedling, shoot" and 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."... [more]
NAGAMATSU     Japanese
This surname is used as 永松, 長松 or 永末 with 永 (ei, naga.i) meaning "eternity, lengthy, long," 長 (chou, osa, naga.i) meaning "leader, long," 松 (shou, matsu) meaning "pine tree" and 末 (batsu, matsu, sue) meaning "close, end, posterity, powder, tip."
NAGANO     Japanese
Japanese: ‘long field’; from a very common place name. The name, which is listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku, is written in two ways, in roughly equal numbers, one being found mostly in eastern Japan and the other in western Japan; both are also found in Okinawa Island... [more]
NAGAOKA     Japanese
From the Japanese 長 (naga) "long," "chief" and 岡 (oka) "hill."
NAGARAJAN     Indian
From "Naga" meaning cobra and "Raja" meaning king.
NAGASHIMA     Japanese
This is a Japanese surname, Famous bearers of this surname are Shinji Nagashima (Born as Shin'ichi Nagashima, Is Japanese a manga artist).
NAI     Indian, Muslim
Means "barber".
NAIDOO     South African, Southern African
In 2014, this was the most common surname in South Africa.
NAIFEH     Arabic
From a personal name based on Arabic nāfi meaning‘beneficial’, ‘profitable’.This surname is commonly found in America than Arabic speaking countries.
NAIMAN     Ukrainian, Jewish
Before Genghis Khan conquered the world, he conquered his neighbors, and his last great victory, in 1204, was over a tribe of Turkic Christians called the Naiman. (Some Naimans today are Christian but most are Jewish.)... [more]
NAIR     Indian, Malayalam
From Nair, the name of a group of Hindu castes concentrated in the Indian state of Kerala. The origin of the word itself is somewhat disputed. Some believe it is derived from nayaka, an honorific meaning "leader of the people", while another theory suggests that is is derived from the Sanskrit नाग (nāgá) "snake, serpent" (a reference to the practice of snake worship)... [more]
NAIRN     Scottish
Means "person from Nairn", Highland region ("(place at the mouth of the river) Nairn", a Celtic river-name perhaps meaning "penetrating one").
NAISMITH     English
Means either "nail-maker" (from Old English nægelsmith) or "knife-maker" (from Old English cnīfsmith).
NAJADA     Arabic
Najd, location in KSA
NAJARIAN     Armenian
Means "son of a carpenter" in Armeanian
NAJJAR     Arabic, Jewish (Sephardic)
Occupational name from Arabic najjār ‘carpenter’.
NAKADA     Japanese
Means "middle of the rice paddy" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 中 (middle) and 田 (rice paddy).
NAKAGAWA     Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 川 (gawa) meaning "river, stream".
NAKAI     Japanese
Japanese: ‘central well’; it originated in Mikawa (now part of Aichi prefecture), and is also found in the island of Okinawa.
NAKAI     Punjabi
This surname originates from the Punjab. It is a sub-cast of Sandhu Jats and are descendants of Nakai Misl, a principality of the Sikh Empire from 1748 to 1810.
NAKAMATSU     Japanese
This surname combines 中 (chuu, ata.ru, uchi, naka) meaning "centre, in(side), mean (not as in the way a person acts), middle" or 仲 (chuu, naka) meaning "go-between, relationship" with 松 (shou, matsu) meaning "pine tree." One bearer of this surname is inventor Yoshirō Nakamatsu (中松 義郎), also known as Dr... [more]
NAKAMOTO     Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
NAKATA     Japanese
Means "middle of the rice paddy" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 中 (middle) and 田 (rice paddy).
NAKAUCHI     Japanese
From the Japanese 中 (naka) "middle," "in" or 仲 (naka) "relationship," "relation" and 内 (uchi or nai) "inside."
NAKAYAMA     Japanese
From the Japanese 中 (naka) "middle," "in" or 仲 (naka) "relationship," "relation" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
NALBANDIAN     Armenian
From the word նալբանդ (nalband) meaning "one who makes horse shoes".
NALCI     Turkish
Occupational surname denoting a horse-shoe maker, from the Turkish word nal meaning "horse-shoe" and the particle -cı a suffix appended to words to create a noun denoting a profession or occupation.
NAM     Korean
Means "south" in Korean. From the Korean word 南 (south). Akin to the Chinese surname Nan (南) and the Japanese surname Minami (南)
NAMGUNG     Korean
From the Sino-Korean 南 (nam) meaning "south" combined with 宮 (gung) meaning "palace, house". This is the most common Korean compound surname.
NANASHIMA     Japanese (Rare)
Japanese surname meaning "seven island".
NANCARROW     Cornish
Means "person from Nancarrow", Cornwall (either "valley frequented by deer" or "rough valley"). It was borne by US composer Conlon Nancarrow (1912-1997).
NANCE     Cornish
Medieval Cornish surname. Derived from the Celtic word 'nans', meaning valley. Often linked with the Breton surname 'de Nant', which also means valley.
NANDA     Indian, Odia, Burmese, Indonesian
Possibly from the Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) "joy".
NANKERVIS     Cornish (Modern)
Earliest known form "Nankervell" arriving in Plymouth Cornwall in the early 1300's. "Nankervis" heirs branched to the United States and Australia. Etymology: "Nank" Meaning Stag (or horse) and "ervis" roughly meaning valley or low ground... [more]
NAPELLO     Italian
a nickname taken from the plantname Aconitum napellus, possibly for someone with a 'venerous' character (because the plant is venerous)
NAPIER     Scottish, English
Scottish occupational name for a producer or seller of table linen or for a naperer, the servant in charge of the linen in use in a great house from the Middle English, Old French nap(p)ier, an agent derivative of Old French nappe ‘table cloth’ (Latin mappa)... [more]
NAPIERALA     Polish
Nickname for an insistent person, from a derivative of napierac ‘advance’, ‘press’, ‘urge’.
NAPIERKOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Napierki in Olsztyn voivodeship.
NAPOLITANO     Italian
Originally indicated a person from Napoli (Naples) in Italy.
NAPORA     Polish
Nickname for an interfering person, Polish napora, derivative of napierać meaning ‘to insist on somebody doing something’.
NAPUTI     Chamorro
Chamorro name for "giving" (na') "pain" (puti).
NARA     Japanese
This surname is used as 楢, 奈良 or 那良 with 楢 (shuu, yuu, nara) meaning "oak", 奈 (dai, na, nai, ikan, karanashi) meaning "Nara, what?", 那 (na, da, nani, nanzo, ikan) meaning "what?" and 良 (ryou, i.i, -i.i, yo.i, -yo.i, ra) meaning "good, pleasing, skilled."... [more]
NARAMOR     English, Welsh
Naramor, also Narramore or Naramore, is a corruption of Northmore, and has Welsh/English background. "More North"
NARANJO     Spanish
Topographic name for someone who lived by an orange grove, from Spanish naranjo ‘orange tree’ (from naranja ‘orange’, Arabic nāránjya), or a habitational name from a place named Naranjo in A Coruña and Códoba provinces... [more]
NARAYAN     Indian, Nepali, Fijian, Hindi
From the given name Narayan.
NARAYANAN     Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Narayanan. A famous bearer was Kocheril Raman Narayanan (1921-2005), the 10th President of India.
NAREWSKI     Polish
Possibly derived from the name of the river Narew. Surname associated with the Wieniawa coat of arms which dates back as early as the XIV century.
NARISAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 成 (nari) "turn into," "become" and 澤 or 沢 (sawa or zawa) "swamp."
NARITA     Japanese
From 成 (nari) meaning "become", and 田 (ta) meaning "rice paddy".
NARR     German
Nickname for a foolish or silly person, from Middle High German narr ‘fool’, ‘jester’.
NARU     Japanese
The meaning of the name Naru is ''become''
NASCIMENTO     Portuguese
Meaning ''birth''.
NASERS     German
Habitational, derived from any of several places called Nesse in Oldenburg and Friesland.
NASKA     Albanian (Rare)
Present in Albania before 1900'.
NASMITH     Scottish, English
This surname is derived from an occupation, "nail-smith", but may also mean "knife-smith".
NASRI     Arabic
Derived from the given name Nasri.... [more]
NASSIRI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Nasir.
NAST     German
Topographic name for someone who lived in a thickly wooded area, or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter, from Middle High German nast meaning "branch", a regional variant of ast, resulting from the misdivision of forms such as ein ast meaning "a branch".
NASWORTHY     English
Variant of Norsworthy.
NATH     Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Khmer
From the Sanskrit नाथ (nātha) meaning "refuge, help, resort" or "protector, patron, possessor, owner".
NATION     English
Most probably a variant of Nathan, altered by folk etymology under the influence of the English vocabulary word nation
NATSUKAWA     Japanese
This name means Summer River. From natsu "summer" and kawa "river".
NATTI     Italian
from the Latin name Nattius
NATT OCH DAG     Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Means "night and day" in Swedish. This is the name of one of the oldest noble families in Sweden. The earliest known ancestor is Nils Sigridsson who lived in the 13th century. The name Natt and Dag was not mentioned until the 16th century, though, and the family members themselves didn't start using it until the 18th century... [more]
NAUGHTEN     Irish
Reduced form of MCNAUGHTON.
NAUGHTON     Irish
Reduced form of MCNAUGHTON.
NAUGHTON     English
Habitational name from a place in Suffolk, named in Old English with nafola meaning "navel" + tūn meaning "enclosure", "settlement", i.e. "settlement in the navel or depression".
NAVARRE     French
The name means "By the sea". Originally a country of its own, located between Spain and France, Navarre became a part of France in 1284 when the Queen of Navarre married King Philip IV of France. After much war, becoming independent once again, and falling into Spanish rule, the Kingdom of Navarre is now split between Spain and France.
NAVARRO     Spanish, French, English
Describes a former member of the ancient kingdom of Navarre. Possibly means 'the treeless country' or 'the country above the trees'
NAVAS     Spanish
Pural form of Spanish and Asturian-Leonese Nava (see also Naves).... [more]
NAVITSKI     Belarusian
Belarusian form of Novitsky.
NAZARBAYEV     Kazakh
A bearer is current Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev (1940-).
NAZARETH     Hebrew
From the Hebrew for "To guard."
NAZAROV     Russian
Means "son of Nazar" in Russian.
NAZAROVA     Russian
Means "daughter of Nazar".
NAZARYAN     Armenian
Variant transcription of Nazarian.
NAZIMOVA     Russian, Literature
Notable users of the name includes the Russian silent screen star Alla Nazimova (1879-1945) and the heroine of the Russian novel 'Children of the Streets', Nadezhda Nazimova.
NƏBIYEV     Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Nabiyev.
NEAD     English
1. English: possibly a metonymic nickname for a needy person, from Middle English ne(e)d ‘need’. ... [more]
NEALE     English, Scottish, Irish
English, Scottish, and Irish variant of Neal.
NEARS     English
French in origin, it is derived from the word "Noir," which is the equivalent of the English word "Black." It could have referred to a person with dark features, hair, or perhaps even one who was thought to engage in nafarious, or "dark," deeds.
NECTARIA     Romanian
Feminine version of Nectarie, Greek saint-St.Nectarie from Egina. In Romanian this means "the juice of flowers". Nectaire is probably of the same derivation as the English word "nectar". This is the etymology of "nectar" (from http://www.etymonline.com/) from negtar > nogalon... [more]
NEDELCU     Romanian (Modern)
Entered Romania around the 16th century via Bulgaria as a popular female given name - Neda/Nedelea etc., attested under the form of Nedelco/Nedelcu in the historical region of Basarabia around 1560, became a surname in the following century... [more]
NEELEY     Irish
Reduced form of McNeely.
NEESON     Irish, Dutch, German
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois ‘son of Naois’, usually Anglicized as McNeese. Can also be an altered form of Dutch or German Niesen. Surname made famous by the actor Liam Neeson
NEGRO     Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish
Nickname or ethnic name from negro "black" (Latin niger), denoting someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.
NEGRO     Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish
From a medieval continuation of the Latin personal name Niger.
NEHER     German
An occupational name for a tailor from a deritive of Middle Low German, 'nehen' which means 'to sew' or 'to embroider'
NEHO     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "raised foundation".
NEIFER     ?
NEILSON     English
Means "son of Neil". Often an English respelling of the surnames Nielsen or Nilsen.
NEIN     German
Unexplained. Perhaps from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with an element cognate with Old High German niuwi meaning "new".
NEJI     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 子師, combining 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, ne) meaning "child, sign of the rat (1st sign of Chinese zodiac)" with 師 (shi, su, nara.u, moromoro) meaning "army, exemplar, expert, master, model, teacher, war."
NELVIN     English (American)
Female named after her uncle who surname was Melvin. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1931.
NEMIROV     Russian, Hebrew, Ukrainian
Name derived from the city of Nemirov in Ukraine, The city was named after its founder, Prince Nemir.
NEMIROVSKY     Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate of Nemirov
NEMIROW     English
Is the English for the Russian/Ukrainian Surname Nemirov
NEMO     English
A different form of Nimmo (a Scottish name of unknown origin).
NENGE     Tiv
Means, "see".
NENGOMASHA     Shona
Meaning unknown.
NEPHUS     Greek
A Gods son who will become God
NERENBERG     Jewish
Variant of the Ashkenazic Jewish surname Nierenberg, which is derived from Nirnberg, the Yiddish form of Nuremberg (German Nürnberg), hence becoming an Ashkenazic Jewish habitational surname for someone living in that city.
NERZ     German
From the German word Nerz meaning "Mink".
NESBITT     Scottish, Irish, English
Derives from the hamlets of East Nisbet and West Nisbet, Berwickshire. Some bearers of Nisbet/Nesbitt (and variant) names may originate from the village of Nisbet in Roxburghshire.
NESKY     Polish
Many Polish immigrants' names were shortened to Nesky, such as Nosrazesky, Wolinsky-a wide variety of names that had the letter N somewhere within and ended in sky or ski became "Nesky." There are also non-Polish Neskys in the U.S.
NESSIM     Spanish, Jewish, Hebrew
Hebrew for 'miracles'. Name was originally Bar-Nisim; 'Children of the Miricle'
NET     Romanian
Romanian variant of the Latin name Netus, meaning superior, greater.
NETJES     Dutch
Netjes is from the Dutch word for "tidy, neat" or "decent, proper."
NETTERVILLE     Irish
Of Anglo-Norman origin, probably a habitational name from an unidentified place in France.
NEUBERGER     German
German surname meaning 'new mountaineer'
NEUENFELDT     German
Habitational name for someone from places so named in Brandenburg and Pomerania, or from places in Lower Saxony or Westphalia called Neuenfelde.
NEUGER     German, French (?)
Was popularized by the German community. Famous bearers include investors Win Neuger and Dan Neuger, author Christie Cozad Neuger.
NEUJAHR     German
nickname for someone who owed feudal dues at the New Year, or sometimes a name given to someone born on that day
NEUSER     German (Rare)
Person who had ancestors that lived in Germany near Dusseldorf in the town called Neuss.
NEUWIRTH     German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a new innkeeper, from Middle High German niuwe ‘new’ + wirt and German neu + Wirt ‘master of a house’, ‘innkeeper’.
NEVALA     Finnish
From Finnish word 'neva', which is a marsh type and '-la', a suffix used for places.
NEVELS     English, Scottish
(1) Variant of Neville (2) Possibly variant of Dutch Nevens, which is derived from Neve, from Middle English, Old Norse, Middle Dutch neve ‘nephew’, presumably denoting the nephew of some great personage.
NEVIL     English
"Variant of the name Neville"
NEVOLIN     Russian
In the old days "Nilly", called the lack of freedom, obedience to the will of another. Such negative names were given then, that they defended the man and drove him from unhappiness.
NEW     English
Nickname for a newcomer to an area, from Middle English newe meaning "new".
NEWBORN     English
Habitational name from Newbourn in Suffolk or Newburn in Tyne and Wear (formerly part of Northumberland), both named with Old English niwe "new" and burna "stream", perhaps denoting a stream that had changed its course.
NEWBROUGH     English (British)
Newbrough surname is thought to be a habitational, taken on from a place name such as from Newbrough in Northumberland, which is derived from the Old English words niwe, meaning "new," and burh, meaning "fortification."
NEWBY     English
Means "person from Newby", Newby being a combination of the Middle English elements newe "new" and by "farm, settlement" (ultimately from Old Norse býr "farm"). British travel writer Eric Newby (1919-2006) bore this surname.
NEWEY     English
Topographic name for someone who lived at a "new enclosure", from Middle English newe "new" and haga "enclousire".
NEWHAM     English
Habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Northumbria and North Yorkshire, so named from Old English neowe "new" and ham "homestead".
NEWQUIST     English
Americansized form of Swedish Nyquist.
NEY     English
NGAI     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese variant of the Chinese surnames Wei and Ni.
NIAZAI     Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Possibly from the Persian نیاز (niyaz) meaning "need, necessity, requirement, desire, wish" (see Niaz or Niyaz) combined with the Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Niazai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
NIBBE     German
Nickname meaning ‘beak’, or from a short form of a Germanic personal name Nippo, composed of Old High German nit ‘hostility’, ‘eagerness’ + boto ‘messenger’.
NICKERSON     English
Means "son of NICHOLAS".
NICKOWICZ     Polish
Patronymic of the personal name Nicholas.
NICKSON     English
Variant of Nixon, patronymic from the given name Nicholas.
NICOLAOU     Greek (Cypriot)
Cypriot variant of Nikolaou.
NICOLIN     French
From the given name Nicolas.
NICOLINI     Italian
patronymic from Nicolino, a pet form of Nicola
NIED     Upper German
South German: habitational name from Nied in Hesse.
NIEDBAŁA     Polish
Nickname from niedbały meaning "negligent", "careless", "untidy".
NIEDERHÄUSER     German, Swiss
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Niederhaus or Niederhausen, denoting the lower of two dwellings or settlements or one in a low-lying position.
NIEHAUS     German
North German: topographic name from Middle Low German nie ‘new’ + hus ‘house’; or a habitational name from a common North German and Westphalian farm name with the same meaning.
NIEMANN     North Frisian
North German form of Neumann, from Middle Low German nie + man.
NIEMEYER     Low German
North German nickname for a newly arrived steward or tenant farmer, from Middle Low German nie ‘new’ + Meyer.
NIEMI     Finnish
Means "peninsula" in Finnish.
NIES     German
German: from a reduced form of the personal name Dionys (see Dennis), which was stressed on the last syllable; this was a popular personal name as a result of the influence of the French Saint Denis... [more]
NIESEN     Dutch, German
Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Nijs, a reduced form of Denijs (see Dennis). ... [more]
NIEWINSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from Niewino in Białystok voivodeship.
NIEZABITOWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Lesser Polish villages: Niezabitów or Niezabitów-Kolonia.
NIGG     German, German (Swiss)
From a short form of the personal name Niklaus, a German form of Nicholas.
NIGHTINGALE     English
Nickname for someone with a good voice, from Middle English nighti(n)gale, Old English nihtegal, from niht "night" and galan "sing" (cf. NACHTIGALL).
NIIKURA     Japanese
From the Japanese 新 (nii) "new" and 倉 or 蔵 (kura) "storehouse" or 鞍 (kura) "saddle."
NIKBIN     Persian
In Farsi (Persian) 'nik-' means good, and 'bin' means 'seeing'. ... [more]
NIKITOVIĆ     Serbian
Means "son of Nikita (1)".
NIKKEL     German, Dutch
Possibly an altered spelling of Dutch Nikel, from the personal name, a Dutch form of Nicholas.
NIKOLAIEV     Russian
Means "son of NIKOLAY."
NIKOLAOU     Greek
Means "son of Nikolaos".
NIKOLAYEV     Russian
Means "son of NIKOLAY."
NIKOLOVSKI     Macedonian
Means "son of Nikola".
NIMANBEGU     Albanian
Nimanbegu or Nimani , given "beg" from Turks in Ottoman Empire
NIMR     Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic
From Arabic نمر (nimr) meaning "leopard, tiger, panther"; mainly used in Egypt.
NIN     Spanish
NINE     English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Nein or Neun, from Middle High German niun meaning "nine".
NIÑO     Spanish
Nickname from Spanish niño meaning "child", "boy". This was often given to a first-born son as a familiar name.
NISCHAN     Sorbian
Germanized spelling of the Sorbian given name Nišan.
NISHANT     Indian
Derived from the Sanskrit name for dawn or the end of night. In Sanskrit Nisha (निशा) means 'Night' and Ant (अन्त) means 'End', which can be alliterated as the end of night or the first ray of the morning sun.
NISHIDA     Japanese
Means "western rice paddy" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 西 (west) and 田 (rice paddy).
NISHIYAMA     Japanese
a Japanese surname meaning "western mountain".
NISSEN     Danish
Means "son of Nis".
NISWONGER     Dutch
"One who dwells in the clearing"
NITA     Romanian (?)
Not known.
NIX     English
NIYAZOV     Kazakh, Uzbek, Tajik, Turkmen
Derived from Old Persian niyaz meaning "gift, wish, compassion".
NIYOZOV     Tajik
Tajik variant of Niyazov.
NOAR     English
This surname is thought to be derived from nore which could mean "shore, cliff." This could denote that someone might have lived in a shore or cliff. It may also be used as a surname for someone who lived in the now 'diminished' village of Nore in Surrey.
NOBEL     Swedish
Habitational name from Östra Nöbbelöv in Scania, Southern Sweden. The name was originally spelled Nobelius but was later shortened to Nobel. A famous bearer was Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), a Swedish engineer, chemist, and inventor.
NOBIRA     Japanese
From the Japanese 野 (no) "field," "area" and 平 (hira) "peace."
NOBLE     English, Scottish, Irish, French
Nickname from Middle English, Old French noble "high-born, distinguished, illustrious" (Latin nobilis), denoting someone of lofty birth or character, or perhaps also ironically someone of low station... [more]
NOCE     Italian
Topographic name for someone who lived where nut trees grew, from noce "nut" (Latin nux, genitive nucis).
NOCELLA     Italian
Diminutive of NOCE.
NOCTE     American
Means "night" in Latin.
NOËL     French
Means "Christmas".
NOGUEIRA     Portuguese, Galician
meaning "walnut-tree"
NOHR     German
NOICE     English
Variant spelling of Noyce.
NOIR     French
Means "black" in French, originally used in Northern France as an ethnic nickname for someone from Southern France, Spain, Italy or North Africa. It also may have been used for someone who wore dark clothing or for someone who had an occupation during the night or was associated with the night.
NOISETTE     French
This is a French surname meaning "hazelnut".
NOLAND     Irish, French
Irish: variant of Nolan.... [more]
NOMI     Japanese
From the Japanese possessive particle 乃 (no) and 美 (mi) "beauty."
NOMIKOS     Greek
A Greek surname which means "relating to law" (see first name Nomiki).
NOMURA     Japanese
From the Japanese 野 (no) "field," "area" and 村, 邑 or 邨 (mura) "village."
NONAKA     Japanese
From Japanese 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness" and 中 (naka) meaning "middle".
NONNENMACHER     German
Occupational name for a gelder of hogs, from Middle High German nunne, nonne meaning "nun", and by transfer "castrated hog" + an agent derivative of machen meaning "to make".
NOON     English
Either (i) from a medieval nickname for someone of a sunny disposition (noon being the sunniest part of the day); or (ii) from Irish Gaelic Ó Nuadháin "descendant of Nuadhán", a personal name based on Nuadha, the name of various Celtic gods (cf... [more]
NOONS     French
From the Portuguese name Nunes.
NOOR     Pakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Punjabi, Malay, Pashto, Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Muslim
From the given name Noor, from the Arabic نُور (nūr) "light".
NOORZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "son of light", from the Arabic نور (nūr) meaning "light, ray of light, light beam" (see Nur) combined with the Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Noorzai (or Nurzai) are a large Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
NORA     Italian, German
Italian and German: from a short form of the feminine personal names Eleonora or Leonora.
NORBERG     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of nor "small strait" and berg "mountain".
NORCONQUE     ?
NORD     Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "north".
NORDAHL     Norwegian, Swedish
The surname derives from a place name in Sunnmøre, Norway. Meaning from Old Norse norðr ''north'' and dalr ''dale'', ''valley''.
NORDAL     Norwegian
Variant of Nordahl.
NORDBERG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish nord meaning "north", and berg meaning "mountain".
NORDENSKIÖLD     Swedish
Derived from the two Swedish words "norden" which refers to the region of Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. The other word, skiöld, is an old way of spelling the word "sköld" that means shield.... [more]
NORDGREN     Swedish
consist of "nord" meaning north, and "gren" meaning branch.
NORDIN     Swedish
A combination of Swedish nord "north" and the suffix -in that is derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of".
NORDLUND     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of nord "north" and lund "grove".
NORDSTRÖM     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of nord "north" and ström "stream". ... [more]
NORELL     Swedish, English
Swedish ornamental name composed of norr "north" or nor "small strait" and the popular surname suffix -ell, from Latin adjectival suffix -elius. ... [more]
NORÉN     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name composed of norr "north" or nor "small strait" and the popular surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius. The second element might, in some rare cases, be derived from Swedish en "juniper".
NORGAARD     Danish
North "Nor" Farm "gaard"
NORIEGA     Asturian
This indicates familial origin within an eponymous village.
NORMAN     Swedish
Combination of Swedish norr "north", or in some cases nor "narrow strait of water", and man "man".
NORONHA     Portuguese
Derived from Noreña, the name of a village in Asturias, northern Spain.
NØRREGAARD     Danish
An alternate spelling of Nørgaard. Literally meaning north farm in Danish.
NORRELL     English, German (?)
A locational surname from the Germanic (Old English/Old Norse) term for the north. It either refers to someone who lived in a location called Northwell, lived north of a well, spring or stream (Old English weall)... [more]
NORRGÅRD     Finnish, Swedish
From Swedish norr meaning "north" combined with gård meaning "farm, estate".
NORRINGTON     English
Norrington is the name given to a person from the eponymous place.
NORRMAN     Swedish
Either a variant of NORMAN or taken directly from Swedish norrman "Norwegian, person from Norway".
NØRSKOV     Danish
Means "northern forest" from the Danish nord "north" and skov "forest".
NORSWORTHY     English
Habitational name from Norseworthy in Walkhampton, Devon.
NORTHERN     English
Topographic name, from an adjectival form of North.
NORWAY     English
From the country in Europe.
NOSDECHEVSKY     Polish
Family name from ancestors who emigrated from Poland around 1900
NOSTRADAMUS     Medieval Dutch (?)
This surname was beared by the famous writer Michael de Nostradamus, also famous for predicting the apocalypse and the danger from the arab world.
NOTBOHM     German, Low German
Low German cognate of High German Nussbaum.
NOVAKOVIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Novak.
NOVAKOVSKY     Russian
Russian form of Nowakowski.
NOVEMBER     English (American)
From the name of the month.
NOVI     Italian
Derived from Italian novello and ultimately derived from Latin novellus meaning "new". "Novi" also means "new" in several Slavic languages.
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