Submitted Surnames Starting with N

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NISWONGERDutch
"One who dwells in the clearing"
NIYAZOVUzbek, Tajik, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Derived from Persian نیاز (niyâz) meaning "desire, wish, gift".
NIYOZOVTajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek variant of Niyazov.
NOAREnglish
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.
NOBBSEnglish
Derived from Hob, a Medieval English diminutive of Robert.
NOBELSwedish
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.
NOBIRAJapanese
From the Japanese 野 (no) "field," "area" and 平 (hira) "peace."
NOBLEEnglish, 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]
NOBUNAGAJapanese
Nobu means "Trust, Believe" and Naga means "Long, Chief". Takatomi Nobunaga is a Japanese composer, with his surname written as such.
NOCEItalian
Topographic name for someone who lived where nut trees grew, from noce "nut" (Latin nux, genitive nucis).
NOCELLAItalian
Diminutive of NOCE.
NOCKCeltic, English
Dweller at the oak tree; originally spelt as "Noake" evolved into "Nock".
NOCTEAmerican
Means "night" in Latin.
NOËLFrench
Means "Christmas".
NÕGUEstonian
Nõgu is an Estonian surname meaning "dell".
NOICEEnglish
Variant spelling of Noyce.
NOIRFrench
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.
NOISETTEFrench
This is a French surname meaning "hazelnut".
NOJIMAJapanese
No means "Field" and Jima means "Island". Hirofumi Nojima is an actor, voice actor, and narrator.
NOJIRIJapanese
No means "Field" and Jiri means "Behind, End, Rear", similar to Tajiri.
NOKHAEVKalmyk
Derived from Kalmyk ноха (nokha) meaning "dog".
NOLANDIrish, French
Irish: variant of Nolan.... [more]
NOMIJapanese
From the Japanese possessive particle 乃 (no) and 美 (mi) "beauty."
NOMIKOSGreek
A Greek surname which means "relating to law" (see first name Nomiki).
NÕMMEstonian
Nõmm is an Estonian surname meaning "heath".
NÕMMEEstonian
Nõmme is an Estonian surname, derived from "nõmm", meaning "heath". It is also the name of several locations of towns and villages in Estonia.
NÕMMIKEstonian
Nõmmik is an Estonian surname meaning "heath forest" or "heath stand".
NOMURAJapanese
From the Japanese 野 (no) "field," "area" and 村, 邑 or 邨 (mura) "village."
NONAKAJapanese
From Japanese 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness" and 中 (naka) meaning "middle".
NONNENMACHERGerman
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".
NOOLEstonian
Nool is an Estonian surname meaning "arrow".
NOONEnglish
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]
NOONSFrench
From the Portuguese name Nunes.
NÖÖPEstonian
Nööp is an Estonian surname meaning "button".
NOOPEstonian
Noop is an Estonian surname meaning "block".
NÖÖREstonian
Nöör is an Estonian surname meaning "twine" or "cord".
NOORPakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Punjabi, Malay, Pashto, Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Muslim
From the given name Noor, from the Arabic نُور (nūr) "light".
NOOREstonian
Noor is an Estonian surname meaning "young".
NOORIPersian, Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Noor (1).
NOORKÕIVEstonian
Noorkõiv is an Estonian surname meaning "young (noor) birch (kõiv Võro dialect)".
NOORMETSEstonian
Noormets is an Estonian surname meaning "young forest".
NOORZAIPashto
Means "son of the light", derived from Arabic نور (nūr) meaning "light, illumination" (see Nur) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Noorzai (or Nurzai) are a large Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
NORAItalian, German
Italian and German: from a short form of the feminine personal names Eleonora or Leonora.
NORBERGSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of nor "small strait" and berg "mountain".
NORDSwedish
Swedish surname meaning "north".
NORDAHLNorwegian, Swedish
The surname derives from a place name in Sunnmøre, Norway. Meaning from Old Norse norðr ''north'' and dalr ''dale'', ''valley''. In Sweden, this name is mostly ornamental, rather than habitaional.
NORDBERGSwedish
Combination of Swedish nord meaning "north", and berg meaning "mountain".
NORDENSKIÖLDSwedish
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]
NORDGRENSwedish
consist of "nord" meaning north, and "gren" meaning branch.
NORDINSwedish
A combination of Swedish nord "north" and the suffix -in that is derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of".
NORDLUNDSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of nord "north" and lund "grove".
NORDSTRÖMSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of nord "north" and ström "stream". ... [more]
NORELLSwedish, English
Swedish ornamental name composed of norr "north" or nor "small strait" and the popular surname suffix -ell, from Latin adjectival suffix -elius. ... [more]
NORÉNSwedish
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".
NORGAARDDanish
North "Nor" Farm "gaard"
NORIEGAAsturian
This indicates familial origin within an eponymous village.
NORMANSwedish
Combination of Swedish norr "north", or in some cases nor "narrow strait of water", and man "man".
NORMANDFrench
Means North Man, meaning vikings
NORONHAPortuguese
Derived from Noreña, the name of a village in Asturias, northern Spain.
NØRREGAARDDanish
An alternate spelling of Nørgaard. Literally meaning north farm in Danish.
NORRELLEnglish, 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]
NORRGÅRDFinnish, Swedish
From Swedish norr meaning "north" combined with gård meaning "farm, estate".
NORRINGTONEnglish
Norrington is the name given to a person from the eponymous place.
NORRMANSwedish
Either a variant of NORMAN or taken directly from Swedish norrman "Norwegian, person from Norway".
NØRSKOVDanish
Means "northern forest" from the Danish nord "north" and skov "forest".
NORSWORTHYEnglish
Habitational name from Norseworthy in Walkhampton, Devon.
NORTHERNEnglish
Topographic name, from an adjectival form of North.
NORWAYEnglish
From the country in Europe.
NORZAGARAIBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous house in the municipality of Aiara.
NOSDECHEVSKYPolish
Family name from ancestors who emigrated from Poland around 1900
NOSTRADAMUSMedieval 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.
NOTBOHMGerman, Low German
Low German cognate of High German Nussbaum.
NOTOJapanese
The kanji I viewed personally is unknown. But if it were to be made simply, it would be : No ("Feild") + To ("Wisteria").
NOTOUJapanese
A variant transcription of "Noto" and vice versa.
NÕUEstonian
Nõu is an Estonian surname meaning "vessel".
NÕUPUUEstonian
Nõupuu is an Estonian surname meaning "vessel tree/wood".
NOVEMBEREnglish (American)
From the name of the month.
NOVIItalian
Derived from Italian novello and ultimately derived from Latin novellus meaning "new". "Novi" also means "new" in several Slavic languages.
NOVIKBelarusian
Belarusian surname equivalent to the Russian surname Novikov.
NOVIKOVRussian
From the Russian term novik which is a teenage soldier in the military during the 16th-18th centuries.
NOVOGalician, Portuguese
Nickname from Portuguese and Galician novo ‘new’, ‘young’ (Latin novus). The word was also occasionally used in the Middle Ages as a personal name, particularly for a child born after the death of a sibling, and this may also be a source of the surname.
NÓVOAGalician
Habitational name from the former Galician juridical district Terra de Nóvoa, in Ourense province.
NOVOSELCroatian
Derived from nov, meaning "new", and selo, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".
NOVOSELIĆCroatian
Derived from nov, meaning "new", and selo, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".... [more]
NOWAKOWSKIPolish
Polish surname meaning "new fellow".
NOWICKIPolish
Polish form of Novitsky.
NOYEnglish
Either (i) from the medieval male personal name Noye, the English form of the Hebrew name Noach "Noah"; or (ii) an invented Jewish name based on Hebrew noy "decoration, adornment".
NUGAEstonian
Nuga is an Estonian surname meaning "knife".
NUGISEstonian
Nugis is an Estonian surname meaning "marten".
NUHIJIAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
NUIAMÄEEstonian
Nuiamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "clubs hill."
NUMAJapanese
Numa means "Swamp".
NUNNEnglish
Means someone who is a nun
NUPPEstonian
Nupp is an Estonian surname meaning "knob", "button" and "bud".
NURALIEVTajik, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Derived from Arabic نُور (nūr) meaning "light, illumination, brightness" combined with the name Ali (1).
NURGALIEVKazakh
From a given name derived from Arabic نُور (nūr) "light" (see Nur) and Ali (1).
NURISLAMOVKazakh
Means "son of Nurislam".
NURISTANIAfghani
Derived from the name of Nuristan (meaning "land of light"), a province in northern Afghanistan.
NURKEstonian
Nurk is an Estonian surname meaning "corner".
NURMEEstonian
Nurme is an Estonian surname, derived from "nurm", meaning "lea" (an open area of grassy land.)
NURMSALUEstonian
Nurmsalu is an Estonian surname meaning "pasture/meadow grove".
NÜRNBERGERGerman, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from the city of Nürnberg in Bavaria.
NURULLINTatar
From the given name Nurullah.
NURZHANOVKazakh
Means "son of Nurzhan".
NUSSGerman
from Middle High German nuz ‘nut’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a gatherer and seller of nuts, or a nickname for a man thought to resemble a nut in some way
NUTTEstonian
Nutt is an Estonian surname meaning "nut" and also "crying" or "weeping".
NUTTALLEnglish
English: habitational name from some place named with Old English hnutu ‘nut’ + h(e)alh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. In some cases this may be Nuthall in Nottinghamshire, but the surname is common mainly in Lancashire, and a Lancashire origin is therefore more likely... [more]
NUTTEREnglish
Means either (i) "scribe, clerk" (from Middle English notere, ultimately from Latin notārius); or (ii) "person who keeps or tends oxen" (from a derivative of Middle English nowt "ox")... [more]
NÜÜDEstonian
Nüüd is an Estonian surname meaning "now" or "at present".
NUUTEstonian
Nuut is an an Estonian surname meaning "whip". Also, a masculine given name derived form the Scandinavian name "Knut".
NYBERGSwedish
Swedish name meaning "new mountain", derived from the words ny "new" and berg "mountain".
NYBLOMSwedish
Combination of Swedish ny "new" and blom "bloom".
NYGÅRDNorwegian, Swedish
Means "new farm". A combination of ny "new" and gård "farm, yard".
NYHOLMSwedish, Danish
Derived from Swedish and Danish ny "new" and holme "islet".
NYLANDNorwegian
Combination of Norwegian ny "new" and land "land, yard".
NYMANSwedish
A combination of Swedish ny "new" and man "man".
NYQVISTSwedish
Variant of NYKVIST. A famous bearer was Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist (1960-2017).
NYSBelgian
common surname in belgium and wisonsin