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O     Korean, Chinese
Variant of Korean and Chinese Oh.
OAK     English
Topographic name for someone who lived near an oak tree or in an oak wood, from Middle English oke "oak".
OAKES     English, Irish
English: Topographic name, a plural variant of Oak.... [more]
OAKLAND     English
This surname is derived from Old English āc and land and it, obviously, means "oak land."
OAKLEAF     English (American)
Probably an Americanized (translated) form of Swedish Eklöf.
OAKS     English
English variant spelling of Oakes and Americanized form of Jewish Ochs.
OATES     English
Patronymic from the Middle English personal name Ode (see Ott).
OATIS     English
Altered spelling of Otis, itself a variant of Oates.
OATS     English
Variation of Oates.
OBALDIA     Medieval Basque (Latinized, Archaic)
Obaldia comes from the Proto-Euskera or Proto-Basque (ancient Basque languaje) that is Dovaltia (also known as Dobaldia). Its meaning is pear tree or european wild pear.
OBAR CHROMBAIDH     Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Abercrombie.
OBAR NEITHICH     Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Abernathy.
OBEL     Danish
OBENAUF     German
Surname used to refer to someone who lived 'up there' (on a mountain, hill, etc.).
ÖBERG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and berg "mountain".
OBERLIN     German, English
From Oberst and the suffix Lynn.... [more]
OBERMOK     Ukrainian
Obermok is most likely an anglicized form of the surname Oberemok.... [more]
OBESUS     American
Means "obese" in Latin.
OBLAK     Slovene, Croatian
Derived from oblak "cloud".
OBRADOVIĆ     Serbian
Patronymic from the personal name Obrad, a derivative of obradovati meaning "to give joy".
OBREGÓN     Spanish
Spanish habitational name from Obregón in Santander province.
OBSCURITE     English
A word which means "darkness" in French language.
Ó BUADÁIN     Irish
Means "descendant of BUADÁN".
OBUĆA     Bosnian
Derived from obuća meaning ''footwear'', denoting someone who made or sold footwear.
Ó CANANN     Irish
Means "descendant of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
Ó CATHARNAIGH     Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic Meaning ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’.
Descriptive nickname meaning "big eye".
OCCHIPINTI     Sicilian
Nickname from occhi "eyes" and pinti "painted", denoting someone with dark eyelashes or with flecked or blood-shot eyes.
Ó CEARNAIGH     Irish Gaelic
Meaning ‘descendant of Cearnach’. Compare Kearney.
Ó CÉIRÍN     Irish
Meaning ‘descendant of Céirín’, a personal name from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’. English patronymic -s has been added superfluously.
OCHSNER     German (Swiss)
Means "Oxen Herder" in Swiss. It is pronounced as OCKSNER, and it is just as popular in Switzerland as Smith is in the US.
Ó CIARÁIN     Irish
A byname from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black-haired.'
O'COILL     Irish
Meaning, "wood, forest, or shrub hazel tree."
Meaning, "descendent of Coingheallach."
Meaning, ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach.’
O'COLGAN     Irish
Original form of McColgan, meaning "son of Colga.
Ó CRÓINÍN     Irish
It literally means "little saffron-colored one’s descendant".
Ó CUILL     Irish
Meaning, "wood, forest, or shrub hazel tree."
ODA     Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (o) "small," 尾 (o) "tail" or 織 (o) "fabric," "material," "cloth" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."... [more]
ODA     Arabic
Means "Several" in Arabic
ODD     English
Variant of Ott.
ODDA     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agriculture, such as workers and laborers.
ODDAI     Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
ODDAR     Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
ODDE     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, meaning "earthworker".
O'DEA     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin. It may be a compound of deagh- ‘good’ + ádh ‘luck’, ‘fate’.
Meaning, "descendent of Deaghaidh."
ØDEGÅRD     Norwegian
Means "deserted farm" in Norwegian. A combination of øde "deserted, empty" and gård "farm, yard".
ODERASAK     Yoruba (Rare)
It is Yoruba mispronunciation of the the name Oscar. It was a middle name that became a last name.
ODHAM     English
Variant of ODOM, altered by folk etymology as if derived from a place name formed with -ham.
ODIGE     French, African
A Name from french Odige (O.DI Zeouf) zeouf with means egg Zeouf is spelled as ge to shorten the name. This surname means fighter The French has been known to be Lovely and the language of love un-violent... [more]
ODLAND     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farmsteads in Rogaland and Hordaland named Odland, from Old Norse Árland, a compound of á ‘small river’ (or another first element of uncertain origin) + land ‘land’, ‘farm’.
ODOEMENE     Nigerian
Odoemene roots from Nigeria. It has branched onward to America, and multiple other countries. It literally means 'yellow reluctance' in Igbo.
ODOM     English
Medieval nickname for someone who had climbed the social ladder by marrying the daughter of a prominent figure in the local community, from Middle English odam ‘son-in-law’ (Old English aðum).
Irish form of Donnellan.
O'DONOGHUE     Irish
Anglicised form of Ó Donnchadha (see Donoghue)
ODSON     Medieval French
Means 'son of Odo', Odo meaning 'possessor of wealth' many French Dukes and Counts had the name Odo. ' From the nickname 'Oddy' or 'Hoddy'.
O'DUFFY     Irish
The name O'Duffy originates from the gaelic surname "O Dubhthaigh". Dubh meaning "Black" in Gaeilge. They claim descent from the ancient Heremon kings of Ireland. They descend from "Cahir Mor", the King of Leinster in the second century... [more]
Means "descendant of DUIBHUIDHIR". Duibhuidhir is a personal name composed of the elements dubh "dark, black" and odhar "sallow, tawny".
OELTJENBRUNS     Dutch (Archaic)
Unexplained Dutch surname.
O'FARRELL     Irish
From Irish Ó Fearghail meaning "descendant of FEARGHAL. This name is borne by several families in Ireland, in counties Longford, Tyrone, and Wicklow.
O'FEE     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fiaich "descendant of FIACH".
OFFICER     English (Canadian), English (American, Rare)
Occupational name for the holder of any office, from Anglo-Norman French officer (an agent derivative of Old French office ‘duty’, ‘service’, Latin officium ‘service’, ‘task’).
OFFILL     Irish
Somebody with this name has a huuuuuuuuuge wiener. Like really big
OFFUTT     German
Possibly a respelling of German Auffahrt ‘ascension’.
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Flaherty.
ŌGA     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 淡河, 王賀 or 相賀 with 淡 (tan, awa.i) meaning "faint, fleeting, pale, thin," 河 (ka, kawa) meaning "river," 王 (ou, -nou) meaning "king, magnate, rule," 相 (shou, sou, ai-, ou) meaning "aspect, councillor, each other, inter-, minister of state, mutual, phase, physiognomy, together" and 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy."... [more]
O'GALVIN     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Gealbháin, which means "descendant of the bright, fair one", derived from the Gaelic elements geal "bright" and ban "fair, white". A known bearer of the original form of the surname is Ciarán Ó Gealbháin, former signer of the Irish traditional music band Danú.
OGAMI     Japanese
This surname is used as 拝, 小上, 小神, 尾上, 尾神, 男神 with 拝 (hai,, meaning "adore, pray to, worship," 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small," 尾 (bi, o) meaning "end, tail," 男 (dan, nan, o, otoko) meaning "male," 上 (shan, shou, jou, a.gari, a.garu, a.geru, ue, -ue, uwa-, kami,, nobo.seru, nobo.ri,, meaning "above, up" and 神 (shin, jin, kami, kan-, kou-) meaning "gods, mind, soul."
Ó GAOITHÍN     Irish
It literally means "Gaoithín’s descendant".
OGASAWARA     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "plain of the small bamboo hat".
OGAWA     Japanese
Means "little river" in Japanese.
OGILVIE     Scottish, English
From the ancient Barony of Ogilvie in Angus, Northeast Scotland. The placename itself is derived from Pictish ocel, 'high' and fa, 'plain'.
OGILVY     Scottish, English
Variant of Ogilvie.
OGINSKIAI     Lithuanian
This indicates familial origin within the village of Uogintai.
Ó GRADAIGH     Irish
Gaelic form of O'GRADY.
O'GRADY     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Gradaigh, meaning "descendant of Gradaigh." Gradaigh is a personal name derived from the Irish Gaelic word grada, "the illustrious one."
Meaning unknown.
OH     Korean (Anglicized)
A Korean surname meaning "from the Jiangsu province". Derived from the Chinese surname 吳, (Wú)
OHANIAN     Armenian
Patronymic from the personal name Ohannes, Armenian equivalent of John.
O'HANLON     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnluain (see HANLON).
O'HARRA     Irish
A variant of O'Hara.
It literally means "Artghal’s descendant".
OHASHI     Japanese
From a common habitational name meaning ‘large bridge’. Many bearers may be unrelated; some have Taira or Fujiwara connections. This surname is mostly found in central Japan.
The surname ÓhEarcáin (Harkins) is derived from the Irish nickname of Erc or Earc meaning freckled. The diminutive of Erc or Earc is Ercáin or Earcáin. When the Irish alphabet added the aspirate “h” the name became hErcáin or hEarcáin with the hereditary surname prefixes Uí hErcáin, UahErcáin, ÓhEarcáin and (female)Ní Earcáin that was anglicized as Harkin, Harkan, or Harkins... [more]
Variation of Gaelic Ó Fearghail ‘descendant of Fearghal’, a personal name composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + gal ‘valor’.
Proper form of Herlihy.
OHLSSON     Swedish
Variant of OLSSON.
ÖHMAN     Swedish
Variant of ÖMAN.
OHNMACHT     German
Means "powerlessness; helplessness; without power" in German. This was often used to describe someone very weak.
OHORI     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 堀 (hori) "moat."
ÖHRN     Swedish
Variant of ÖRN.
O'HURLEY     Irish
The name Hurley itslef come from the stick used in the game of Hurling, first played in Ireland. The name might have origanated due to a player of the game being dubbed hurley. O' would signify being a decendent of Hurley, thus O'Hurley.
OJA     Estonian
From the Estonian word oja, meaning "creek".
OJALA     Finnish
From oja meaning ‘ditch’, ‘channel’ + the local suffix -la, a habitational name from any of the numerous farms so named throughout Finland, early settlement of the country having been concentrated along waterways... [more]
OJDANIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of Ojdan".
OKA     Finnish
Means "thorn" in Finnish.
OKA     Japanese
Usually written with one of the several characters meaning "hill" but other meanings (derived from a single character or many ones) also exist. Oka is also used as a part of other surnames, such as Fujioka.
OKA     Japanese
From Japanese 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".
OKADA     Japanese
Meaning "rice paddy on the hill"; variously written. This is a common place name throughout Japan, but the surname is mostly found in western Japan. ... [more]
OKAMOTO     Japanese
From Japanese 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
OKAMURA     Japanese
From Japanese 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
OKANO     Japanese
From the Japanese 岡 (oka) "hill" and 野 (no) "field," "area."
OKAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 川 or 河 (kawa) "river."
O'KELLY     Irish
Variant of KELLY.
OKOCIMSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Okocim.
OKSA     Finnish
Means "branch" in Finnish.
OKSANEN     Finnish
Derived from Finnish oksa "branch".
OKUBO     Japanese
From a place name meaning ‘large hollow’, which is common in Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. This is a frequent surname in Japan and was taken by several samurai families, most notably the Ōkubo clan between 16th and 19th century Japan, and bearers today.
OKUMURA     Japanese
Japanese: ‘secluded village’; mostly found in the Nagoya region and the island of Okinawa.
OKUYAMA     Japanese
From the Japanese 奥 (oku) "interior" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
It literally means "Lachtnán’s descendant".
OLAF     Norwegian
From the name Olaf.
OLAFSEN     Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Means "son of OLAF".
ÓLAFSSON     Icelandic
Patronymic of the given Ólafur. This surname is given to their sons.
OLAH     Hungarian
Oláh (Olah) is a Hungarian surname that means Vlach/Romanian. A similar word is Olasz, meaning "Italian".Hungarian (Oláh): ethnic name from Hungarian oláh ‘Romanian’, old form volách, from vlach ‘Italian’, ‘speaker of a Romance language’.
OLATUNJI     Yoruba
"Olatunji" is a Yoruba surname and a given name meaning "Wealth awakes again".
OLAUSSON     Swedish
Means "son of Olaus".
OLD     English
From Middle English old, not necessarily implying old age, but rather used to distinguish an older from a younger bearer of the same personal name.
O'LENNON     Irish
Original form of Lennon. Probably a variant of O'Leannain (from a by-name meaning "lover"), but may also be derived from O'Lonain (from lon, "blackbird").
Strictly feminine patronymic of Ole.
OLEVIAN     German (Latinized)
Olevian is a latinised word meaning "from Olewig" (a town today incorporated into Trier, Germany). ... [more]
Ó LIONÁIN     Irish
It literally means "Lonán’s descendant".
OLIPHANT     English
Means "elephant" (from Middle English, Old French and Middle High German olifant "elephant"), perhaps used as a nickname for a large cumbersome person, or denoting someone who lived in a building distinguished by the sign of an elephant.
OLIVEIRA     Portuguese
Means "Olive Tree" in Portuguese
OLLIS     English
Unexplained surname found in records of Bristol and Bath.
OLLSON     English
Variant of Olsson or Olsen.
OLMSTEAD     English (British)
Comes from the Old French ermite "hermit" and Old English stede "place".... [more]
O'LONAIN     Irish
Derived from lon ("blackbird") and a diminutive combined with O ("grandson; male descendant").
OLSZAŃSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Olszany or Olszanica, named with Polish olsza meaning "alder".
OLUFSEN     Danish
Patronymic form of the Old Norse personal name "Anleifr", or "Oluf", which is composed of the elements "ans", god and "leifr", a relic.
ÖLUND     Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "Island" and lund "groove".
Ó MACÁIN     Irish
Means "descendant of MAICÍN".
O'MAHER     Irish (Rare)
This name comes from the Irish surname 'Meachair' which means hospitality. ... [more]
Ó MAICÍN     Irish
Means "descendant of MAICÍN".
Meaning, ‘descendant of Maoléidigh’, a byname composed of the elements maol ‘chief’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.
O'MARA     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meadhra "descendant of Meadhair" a personal name derived from meadhair "mirth".
O'MARR     Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
This surname originated from the name 'Maher'. The O' means 'grandson of'. ... [more]
OMERBAŠIĆ     Bosnian
Derived from Omer.
Derived from Omer and beg, a title of Turko-Mongol origin meaning ''chief'' or ''commander''.
Meaning ‘descendant of Miadhach’, a byname meaning ‘honorable’.
O'MILLIGAN     Irish
Form of Milligan.
OMORI     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 森 (mori) "forest," "woods."
It literally mean’s "Munsterman’s descendant".
Anglicized form Gaelic Ó Maol Fábhail meaning "descendent of MAOLFÁBHAIL".
ONASIS     Greek
From Turkish oynas which means "Lover".
O'NEIL     Irish
Variant of O'Neal.
ŌNO     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (oo) "big" and 野 (no) "field," "area."
ONO     Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
ONOUE     Japanese
From the Japanese 尾 (o) "tail" and 上 (ue) "above" (the possessive particle ノ (no) is not always written down but is always included when the name is spoken aloud).
OOGAMI     Japanese
From Japanese 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) meaning "large, great", 神 (shin, jin, kami, kan-, kou-) meaning "god, deity", 上 (shan, shou, jou, a.gari, a.garu, a.geru, ue, -ue, uwa-, kami,, nobo.seru, nobo.ri,, meaning "above, up", 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy" and 美 (bi, mi, utsuku.shii) meaning "beauty, beautiful".
Oosterhuis is a Dutch surname meaning "eastern house".
OOSTHUIZEN     South African
Came from a village in the Dutch province of North Holland.
OOSTWAL     Dutch
From the Dutch words oost meaning "East" and wal meaning "shore" or "bank".
OPEL     German
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
OPHEL     English
19th century name from the Cambridgeshire area. Probably derived from Oldfield. Variants include Opheld, Oful and Offel.... [more]
OPIE     English
From the medieval personal name Oppy or Obby, pet-forms of such names as Osbert and Osbold. John Opie (1761-1807) was a British portrait and history painter; other bearers of this surname include Peter Opie (1918-82), and his wife Iona Opie (née Archibald; 1923-), British authors and folklorists.
OPP     German
Generally considered a (very) contracted form of given names that contained the Old High German element od "fortune; wealth" (or a variant thereof) and a second element that began with or contained the letter B, for example Audobald.
OPPARA     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting an agricultural occupation.
OPPEGÅRD     Norwegian
Habitational name meaning "upper farm". Derived from Old Norse uppi "upper" and garðr "farm, yard". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway. ... [more]
O'PREY     Irish
From the Irish Gaelic Á Preith or Ó Preith meaning "of the cattle spoil".
ʻŌPŪNUI     Hawaiian
From the given name ʻŌpūnui.
ORAKZAI     Pashto, Pakistani
Means "lost son" in Pashto; a combination of wrak meaning "lost" and زوی (zoy) meaning "son". The Orakzai (or Aurakzai) are a Pashtun tribe from the Orakzai Agency and North West Frontier Province of Pakistan.
Means "son of Orazgeldi".
ORCHARD     English, Scottish
English: topographic name for someone who lived by an orchard, or a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower, from Middle English orchard.... [more]
ORCUTT     English
Perhaps a much altered spelling of Scottish Urquhart used predominantly in Staffordshire, England.
ORCZY     Hungarian
Was the surname of a family of Hungarian nobility (including Baroness Emmuska Orczy, author of *The Scarlet Pimpernel*) originating from the village Orczi (now called Orci).
ORDWALD     English
English name meaning "spear strength".
ORE     English
ORGAN     English
Metonymic occupational name for a player of a musical instrument (any musical instrument, not necessarily what is now known as an organ), from Middle English organ (Old French organe, Late Latin organum ‘device’, ‘(musical) instrument’, Greek organon ‘tool’, from ergein ‘to work or do’).
ORGAN     English
From a rare medieval personal name, attested only in the Latinized forms Organus (masculine) and Organa (feminine).
ORGANA     Popular Culture
Last name of the princess of the Science fiction movie Star Wars.
ORITZ     Basque
Habitational name from Oritz, a town in Navarre province.
ORLAIGH     Irish
The name orlaigh means golden lady/princess. Usually spelt Orla or Orlaith and rarely spelt orlaigh. its a first name, not a surname
ORLEANS     French
From France. Middle ages??
Habitational name for someone from a place called Orlikowo in Łomża voivodeship.
ÖRN     Swedish
Means "eagle" in Swedish.
O'ROURKE     Irish
Means "descendant of Ruairc", a pre-9th-century Norse personal name. A famous bearer was child actress Heather O'Rourke (1975-1988).
OROWITZ     Jewish, German
The name comes from a famous Rabbinical dynasty.... [more]
OROZCO     Spanish, Basque
Comes from the Bilbao province in the Basque region of Spain.
ORPIN     English
Means "herbalist" (from Middle English orpin "yellow stonecrop", a plant prescribed by medieval herbalists for healing wounds). A variant spelling was borne by British painter Sir William Orpen (1878-1931).
ORR     Scottish
This is an old name of Renfrewshire area of Scotland. The origins could be French or Norwegian (Viking) from more man 1000 years ago. What is known is that Orr is a place name and a sept of the Campbell clan... [more]
ORSI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Orso. It may also be an Italianized form of Slovenian Uršic, metronymic from the female personal name Urša, short form of Uršula (Latin Ursula), or a patronymic from the male personal name Urh, Slovenian vernacular form of Ulrik, German Udalrich
Meaning, 'son of Ruadhagáin."
Ó RUAIRC     Irish
Meaning, ‘descendant of Ruarc.’
ORUÇ     Turkish
From Turkish oruç meaning ''fast, to abstain from food''.
ORUČ     Bosnian
Derived from the Turkish Oruç.
Polish from Orzech meaning "hazelnut", someone who is living by a hazelnut tree or a nickname for someone with light brown hair.
OSAKI     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 崎, 埼, 﨑 or 岬 (saki) "peninsula," "cape" or 嵜 (saki) "steep," "promontory."
OSAKO     Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, large" combined with 迫 (sako) meaning "imperative".... [more]
OSCARSON     English, Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Oscar".
OSCARSSON     Swedish
Variant of Oskarsson.
Means "descendant of Seachnasach", a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps derived from seachnach "elusive". The Ó Seachnasaigh or O'Shaughnessy family are believed to be descendants of Daithi, the last pagan king of Ireland.
Means "grandson of Seanachan". Alternatively, may be derived from Gaelic seanachaidh, meaning "skilled storyteller".
OSEI     Western African
Very popular surname in Ghana.
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seachnasaigh "descendant of Seachnasach", a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps derived from seachnach "elusive".
OSHIMA     Japanese
From 大 (oo) meaning "large", and 島/嶋 (shima) meaning "island". It is also used in many place names, rendered as 大島.
Ó SÍOCHÁNA     Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Sheehan.
OSIS     Latvian
Meaning "ash tree".
OSKARSSON     Swedish
Means "son of Oskar".
OSLER     English
Possibly derived from Ostler (from the the Norman 'Hostelier') meaning clerk or bookkeeper. First used in England after the Norman invasion of 1066. Surname of a 19th cent. Canadian doctor, Sir William Osler, widely viewed as the 'Father of Internal Medicine'.
OSMANAGIĆ     Bosnian
Derived from Osman.
Derived from Osman.
OSMANOVIĆ     Bosnian
Means ''son of Osman''.
OSMAR     English
Variant of Hosmer.
OSMOCHESCU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
OSSOLA     Italian
Likely a habitational name from an area in the Verbano-Cusio-Ossola province in Northern Italy.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Ossolin.
OSTAPCHUK     Belarusian
Means "son of Ostap".
ØSTBY     Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads in Norway named Østby or Austby. Derived from Old Norse aust "east" and býr "farm, village".
From the town of Oosterhout,, meaning "East Wood", as it is located nearby forests in the east of the Netherlands. Primary modern usage is in the United States can be traced back to Jan Jensen van Oosterhoudt, who immigrated to New Amsterdam in the 17th Century, and has been generally been simplified to Osterhout, where the O is pronounced as "AW"... [more]
ØSTHAGEN     Norwegian
An uncommon Norwegian surname of uncertain origin. It is most likely a locational name, derived from Norwegian øst, 'east' and hagen, 'enclosure'. ... [more]
OSWALD     English
From the given name Oswald.
OTA     Japanese
From the Japanese 太 (o) "fat," "thick," 大 (o) "big" or 多 (o) "many" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta, da or o) "many." Note that 多多 would be read "Tada."
ŌTAKA     Japanese
This surname combines 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) meaning "big, large" with 高 (kou, taka, taka.i, taka.maru, taka.meru, -daka) meaning "expensive, high, tall," 鷹 (ou, you, taka) meaning "hawk," 孝 (kyou, kou, taka) meaning "child's respect, filial piety," 嵩 (shuu, suu, kasa,, taka.i) meaning "be aggravated, grow bulky, grow worse, swell" or 貴 (ki, tatto.i, tatto.bu, touto.i, touto.bu, taka) meaning "esteem, honour, precious, prize, value."... [more]
OTAKI     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 瀧 or 滝 (taki) "waterfall."
OTANI     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 谷 (tani or ya) "valley."
OTERO     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
OTHONOS     Greek (Cypriot)
Comes from Όθων meaning "Otto" in Greek.
O' TOLAN     Irish
The meaning of the name is unclear, but it seems to derive from the pre 13th century Gaelic O' Tuathalain suggesting that it was probably religious and may translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
OTONARI     Japanese
This surname combines 乙 (itsu, otsu, oto-, kinoto) meaning "duplicate, strange, the latter, witty" or 音 (in, on, -non, oto, ne) meaning "noise, sound" with 成 (jou, sei,,,, nari) meaning "become, elapse, get, grow, reach, turn into."
Ó TORÁIN     Irish
Meaning, ‘descendant of Torán’, a personal name formed from a diminutive of tor ‘lord’, ‘hero’, ‘champion’.
O’TORAN     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Toráin ‘descendant of Torán’, a personal name formed from a diminutive of tor ‘lord’, ‘hero’, ‘champion’.
Habitational name for someone from any of four places in Bohemia called Otradov or Otradovice.
OTSUKA     Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" or 太 (o) "fat," "thick" and 塚 (tsuka) "mound."
ŌTSUKI     Japanese
This surname combines 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) "large, big" with 月 (gatsu, getsu, tsuki) meaning "moon, month," 槻 (ki, tsuki) meaning "Zelkova tree," 築 (chiku, kizu.ku, tsuki) meaning "build, construct, fabricate," 附 (fu, tsu.ku, tsu.keru) meaning "affixed, append, attach" or 即 (soku, sunawa.chi, tsu.ku, tsu.keru) meaning "adapt, agree, as is, conform, instant, namely." It can also be used to combine 王 (ou, -nou) meaning "king, magnate, rule" and 月.... [more]
ŌTSUTSUKI     Popular Culture
This surname is used as 大筒木 with 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) "large, big," 筒 (tou, tsutsu) meaning "cylinder, gun barrel, pipe, sleeve, tube" and 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."... [more]
OTTOWAY     English
From the Norman male personal names Otoïs, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "wealth-wide" or "wealth-wood", and Otewi, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "wealth-war".
May translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
O' TWOLAN     Irish
The meaning of the name is unclear, but it seems to derive from the pre 13th century Gaelic O' Tuathalain suggesting that it was probably religious and may translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
OU     Chinese (Cantonese)
During the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), a prince of the state of Yue was enfeoffed a region that included a mountain the name of which contained the Chinese character for Ou. Many of the prince’s descendants adopted this character as their surname... [more]
OUAZZANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the name of وزان (Ouazzane), a town in northern Morocco.
OUBEID     Western African
Mauritanian variant of Obeid (see Ubayd).
Derived from Dutch oude "old" and hoeve "farm; farmstead; manor". As a surname it is derived from one of the many places of this name, for example in Menen, Passendale, Steenvoorde, Steenwerk, Broekburg or Godewaardsvelde.
OUELLETTE     French (Quebec)
Canadian spelling of French (Norman and Champenois) Ouilet, from a Frenchified form of Willet, a pet form of William.
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