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SA     Korean
There are three Chinese characters associated with this surname. Two of these are extremely rare and are not treated here. The remaining Sa surname is also quite unusual. There are two distinct clans, one of Kyŏngsang South Province’s Kŏch’ang County and the other originating with a refugee from Ming China who came to Korea near the end of the Koryŏ period (ad 918–1392).
    Portuguese, Galician
Variant spelling of Saa, a habitational name from any of the numerous places named Saa, mainly in northern Portugal and Galicia.
SAADAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Sa'd" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
SAADIQ     Various (Rare)
Rare variant of Sadiq.
SAADOUNE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "help", "luck" and "support".
SAAG     Estonian
Saag is an Estonian surname meaning "saw".
SAAL     Estonian
Saal is an Estonian surname meaning "hall".
SAAR     Estonian
From the word saar, meaning either "island" or "ash tree" and designating someone who lived near one or both such locations.
SAAREMÄE     Estonian
Saaremäe is an Estonian surname meaning "island hill/mountain".
SAAREPUU     Estonian
Saarepuu is an Estonian surname meaning "ash tree" (Fraxinus).
SAARI     Finnish
Means "island" from the Finnish saari.
SAARINEN     Finnish
A combination of Finnish saari "island" and the common surname suffix -nen.
SAARNIIT     Estonian
Saarniit is an Estonian surname meaning "island meadow".
SAAVEDRA     Spanish
Derived from the place-name Saavedra and therefore signifies "descendant or son of one from Saavedra". The place-name Saavedra is located in the north western province of Lugo in Galicia, Spain and is believed to be derived from the elements "Saa" meaning "Hall" and "Vedra" (feminine) meaning "Old".
SABA     French, Occitan
Nickname from a variant of Occitan sabe meaning "tasty, flavorsome". Compare Sabourin.
SABA     Pakistani, Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Saba or Sabah.
SÀBAT     Catalan
From a nickname or personal name bestowed on someone born on a Saturday, which was considered a good omen (Late Latin sabbatum, Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew shabat "Sabbath").
SABAT     Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazi) ornamental name from German Sabbat "Sabbath".
SABAT     French
Nickname for a noisy, rowdy person, from Middle French sab(b)at "noise", "racket".
SABATINI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Sabatino.
SABBATINI     Italian
Variant of Sabatini.
SABELLA     Italian
From the given name Sabello or Savello, Latin Sabellus, originally derived from a tribal name.
SABOURIN     French
Nickname for a pleasant or amiable person, from a diminutive of sabor meaning "flavor", "taste" (Old French saveur). The name Sabourin was introduced to England through Huguenot immigration, and from there it may have been brought to North America.
SACASAS     Spanish
Have researched the surname Sacasas, and have narrowed the usage down to four countries the name has been used in. Spain, Cuba, the United States and Philippines. The uncommonality of the last name and the fact that three of those countries were at one point or another colonized by Spain has led me to theorize Spanish origin.
SACCENTE     Italian
Nickname from medieval Italian saccente "wise".
SACHDEV     Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi, Thai
From Sanskrit सत्य (satya) meaning "true, virtuous, good" combined with देव (devá) meaning "deity, god".
SACHDEVA     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Sachdev.
Nickname for someone perceived to lead a carefree, easy life, from Middle Low German sacht(e) meaning "soft" + leben meaning "life".
SACKMANN     German
Occupational name from Middle High German sacman meaning "baggage servant", one who was in charge of transporting and looking after a knight’s baggage and supplies on campaign.
SADANGI     Indian
Sadhangi :- Who knows the six Angas(parts)... [more]
SADAT     German (Rare)
The last name Sadat means "master" and "gentleman," and is originally a religious last name which was popular in the west, more precisely in Germany.
SÄDE     Estonian
Säde is an Estonian surname (and feminine given name) meaning "spark".
SADE     Hebrew
Means "field" in Hebrew.
SADEGHI     Persian
Derived from Persian صادق (sâdeq) meaning "honest, truthful, true", ultimately from Arabic.
SADIRAJ     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
SADOZAI     Pashto, Balochi
Means "son of Sado" from the given name Sado combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Sadozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai mainly inhabiting Pakistan. This is also the name of a Baloch tribe in Iran (of Pashtun origin)... [more]
SADULAEV     Chechen
From the Arabic given name Sadulla meaning “happiness of Allah” from سَعِدَ (saʿida) “to be happy, to be lucky” combined with Allah.
SADYKOV     Tatar, Bashkir, Kazakh, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen
Either derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend" or صَادِق (ṣādiq) meaning "true, truthful, veracious".
A Lao surname.
SAEED     Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Persian
Variant transcription of Sa'id.
SAEEDI     Persian, Urdu
From the given name Saeed.
SAEKI     Japanese
This surname is used as 佐伯, 三枝木 or 佐柄木 with 佐 (sa) meaning "assistant, help", 伯 (haku, eki) meaning "chief, count, earl, uncle, Brazil", 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three", 枝 (shi, eda, e) meaning "bough, branch, twig, limb", 柄 (hei, gara, e, tsuka) meaning "design, pattern, build, nature, character, handle, crank, grip, knob, shaft" and 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."... [more]
SAENGER     German, Jewish
Occupational name for a chorister or a nickname for someone who liked singing, from Middle High German senger, German Sänger meaning "singer".
SÆTHER     Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse sætr "farm".
SAETTA     Italian
Means "lightning" in Italian.
SAFER     Jewish
Variant of Safir.
SAFFEELS     English (Rare), German (Rare)
Used as a last name a minimum of 82 times in (USA, Germany).
SAFI     Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Meaning unknown. This is the name of branch of the Ghurghakhti Pashtun tribe in regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
SAFI     Arabic
Derived from the given name Safi; unrelated to the name of the Pashtun tribe.
SAFIR     Jewish, Yiddish
Ornamental name from northeastern Yiddish dialect safir and German Saphir ‘sapphire’.
ŠAFRAN     Croatian
Means "crocus, saffron".
SAGAIPOV     Chechen
Chechen name of unknown meaning, possibly of Arabic or Persian origin.
SAGASTUME     Basque
Topographic name from Basque sagasta meaning "apple tree" + -ume meaning "young plant".
SAGE     English (Modern)
From the English word sage (see Sage).
SAĞLAM     Turkish
Means "firm, hard, strong" in Turkish.
SAGORSKY     Polish, Russian
It means literally "of the city/town Sagorsk". Sagorsk is a city near the Russian capital of Moskva. The ending of "sky" means "of". The "Sagor" part of the surname sounds to me like "za gor" which is "za gorod"... [more]
SAGRAVES     English
Variant of Seagrave.
SAHAGIAN     Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Sahakyan used by Armenians living outside of Armenia.
SAHAGÚN     Spanish
Habitational name from Sahagùn in Lleón province.
SAHAKIAN     Armenian
Variant of Sahagian.
SAHAKYAN     Armenian
Means "son of Sahak".
SAHARAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic صحراوي (Ṣaḥrāwī) meaning "inhabitant of the desert" (from صحراء (Ṣaḥrā') "desert"), referring to the indigenous Sahrawi people of Western Sahara (see Sahraoui)... [more]
SAHLÉN     Swedish
Variant of Sahlin.
SAHLIN     Swedish
Swedish sal "hall, large room" (possibly from a place name containing this element) combined with the common surname suffix -in.
SAHNI     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Possibly from Sahni, the name of a village in Punjab.
SAHOO     Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi
Variant transcription of Sahu.
SAHRAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to the desert" from Arabic صَحْرَاوِيّ (ṣaḥrāwiyy) meaning "inhabitant of the desert, having to do with the desert" (chiefly Algerian).
SAHU     Indian, Odia, Hindi, Pakistani, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Telugu, Gujarati
Generally means "businessman, moneylender", but also means "gentle, patient" among Jats. Most commonly used by the Odia people in India.
SAID     Arabic, Swahili, Somali, Indian (Muslim), Malay, Urdu
From the given name Sa'id.
SAÏDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Saïd (chiefly Maghrebi).
SAIDOV     Tajik, Uzbek, Chechen, Avar, Lezgin, Lak, Turkmen
Means "son of Sa'id".
SAIHARA     Japanese
Prime field, Conspicuous wilderness... [more]
SAIKIA     Indian, Assamese
Derived from Assamese এশ (exô) meaning "one-hundred". During the Ahom dynasty, it was used as a military title for officials.
SAILER     English
Variant spelling of Saylor.
SAILOR     English
Variant of SAYLOR.
SAINT     English, French
Nickname for a particularly pious individual, from Middle English, Old French saint, seint "holy" (Latin sanctus "blameless, holy"). The vocabulary word was occasionally used in the Middle Ages as a personal name, especially on the Continent, and this may have given rise to some instances of the surname.
SAIONJI     Japanese
Japanese surname derived from the kanji for "west", "park, garden" and "Buddhist temple".
SAIPOV     Uzbek, Kyrgyz
From a given name derived from Arabic صائب (sayib) meaning "just, true, right".
SAIQUE     unknown
meaning of Saique: Always victorious... [more]
SAITAMA     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "precious stone peninsula".
SAKABAYASHI     Japanese (Rare)
Saka means "Slope, Hill", "Promontory", "Steep", or in rarer cases "Alcohol, Liquor" ( similar to the word sake ).
SAKAGUCHI     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "at the mouth of the slope". It is written as 坂口.
SAKAHARA     Japanese
Saka means "Hill, Slope" and Hara means "Plain, Field". A notable bearer with this surname is Atsushi Sakahara. He is a film director, entrepreneur, and producer.
SAKAI     Japanese
From the Japanese 酒 (saka or sake) "alcohol," 坂 or 阪 (saka) "slope" and 井 (i) "well."
SAKALAUSKAS     Lithuanian
Ultimately derived from Sokol. Varient forms are Sakalauskienė (married woman or widow) and Sakalauskaitė (unmarried woman).
SAKAMOTO     Japanese
From the Japanese 坂 or 阪(saka) "slope" or 酒 (saka) "alcohol" and 本 or 元 (moto) "base," "origin."
SAKANE     Japanese
From the Japanese 坂 or 阪 (saka) "slope" or 酒 (saka or sake) "alcohol" and 根 (ne) "root."
SAKATANI     Japanese
阪 (Saka) means "Hill, Slope" and 谷 (Tani) means "Valley".
SAKAYANAGI     Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
阪 (Saka) means "Slope, Hill" and 柳 (Yanagi) means "Willow". There is Arisu Sakayanagi from The Classroom of the Elite, a popular series with a manga and anime adaption. If this surname is used by other people, it is not common.
SAKIMOTO     Japanese
From Japanese 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
SAKIYAMA     Japanese
From Japanese 崎 (saki) "small peninsula, cape" and 山 (yama) "mountain".
SAKS     Estonian
Saks is an Estonian surname derived from "Saksa" ("German") and "Saksamaa" ("Germany"). Ultimately derived from "Saxon" and "Saxony".
SAKUMA     Japanese
Habitational name from a village so named in Awa (now part of Chiba prefecture). Bearers are descended from the Miura branch of the Taira clan.
SAKURA     Japanese
It is usually only thought of as a given name,but it's also a last name too. A variation of it (if not itself) was considered one of the most popular surnames in 2012, ranking within the top one hundreds... [more]
SAKURAI     Japanese
From the Japanese 桜 or 櫻 (sakura) "cherry blossom" or 桃 (sakura or momo) "peach" and 井 (i) "well."
SAKURANO     Japanese
Means "cherry blossom field" in Japanese, from 桜 (sakura) "cherry blossom" and 野 (no) "field".
SAKURAZAKA     Japanese (Rare)
Sakura ("Cherry Blossom") + Zaka from saka ("Peninsula, cape"). Hiroshi Sakurazaka is a Japanese author, it's also the name of a well remembered song by Masaharu Fukuyama.
SAKYI     Akan
Meaning unknown.
SALAHUDDIN     Arabic, Pakistani
Arabic origin; anglicized form is 'Saladin'. A compound name, it is formed by the root words of 'islah' (corrector) + 'deen' (faith).
SALAKAYA     Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz surname Шакар-ипа (Shakar-ipa) meaning "son of Shakar". The name itself may be derived from Persian شکر (šakar) meaning "sugar" or from Arabic شَكَرَ (šakara) meaning "to be thankful, to be grateful".
SALAMEH     Arabic
Means "good health" in Arabic.
SALAMOV     Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Chechen
Derived from Arabic سَلَام (salām) meaning "peace, greeting".
SALAS     Spanish, Galician, Aragonese, Portuguese, Catalan, Asturian
Habitational name from places named with salas, plural form of sala, meaning "room, hall" in Spanish and Asturian. Also an anglicized form of the Hungarian name SZÁLAS "tall".
SALAÜN     Breton, French
Form of the given name Solomon.
SALDAÑA     Spanish
Habitual surname for people from Palencia, Segovia, or Burgos.
SALDÍVAR     Spanish
Castilianized variant of Basque Zaldibar, a habitational name from a place so named in Biscay province. The place name is of uncertain derivation: it may be from zaldu ‘wood’, ‘copse’ or from zaldi ‘horse’ + ibar ‘water meadow’, ‘fertile plain’.
SALE     English, French
English: from Middle English sale ‘hall’, a topographic name for someone living at a hall or manor house, or a metonymic occupational name for someone employed at a hall or manor house. ... [more]
SALEEM     Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Pashto
From the given name Saleem.
SALEHI     Persian
Derived from the given name Saleh.
SALERNO     Italian
Southern Italian habitational name from the city of Salerno in Campania.
SALHI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic صَالِح (ṣāliḥ) meaning "honest, good, virtuous" (chiefly Maghrebi).
SALIB     Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Egyptian Christian derived from Arabic صَلِيب (ṣalīb) meaning "cross, crucifix".
SALIBA     Arabic, Maltese
From Syriac ܨܠܝܒܐ (ṣalībā) or Arabic صَلِيب (ṣalīb) both meaning "crucifix, cross", a reference to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The Saliba are a predominantly Christian family of Lebanon, the Levant, and Malta.
SALIMI     Persian, Arabic
From the given name Salim.
SALISBURY     English
Habitational name from the city in Wiltshire, the Roman name of which was Sorviodunum (of British origin). In the Old English period the second element (from Celtic dun ‘fortress’) was dropped and Sorvio- (of unexplained meaning) became Searo- in Old English as the result of folk etymological association with Old English searu ‘armor’; to this an explanatory burh ‘fortress’, ‘manor’, ‘town’ was added... [more]
SALLO     Estonian
Sallo is an Estonian surname. It is a corruption of "salu", meaning "grove" or "copse".
SALLOW     English (Rare)
Sallow comes from the medieval word for willow tree. It is a location surname.
It is derived from the German words (Salz) meaning "salt", & (Salweide) meaning "water".
SALM     Dutch
SALMI     Finnish
Means "a strait" in Finnish.
SALMINEN     Finnish
A combination of Finnish salmi "strait" and the common surname suffix -nen.
SALO     Finnish
Means "forest" or sometimes "island".
SALONEN     Finnish
From Salo, meaning forest or island, and the common surname suffix 'nen' (meaning unknown).
SALTZMAN     Jewish, German
Altered spelling of SALZMANN.
SALU     Estonian
Salu is an Estonian surname meaning "grove".
SALUMÄE     Estonian
Salumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "grove ridge".
SALUSTE     Estonian
Saluste is an Estonian surname, relating to "grove".
SALUVEER     Estonian
Saluveer is an Estonian surname meaning "grove embankment (berm)".
SALVADOR     Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese
From the popular Christian personal name Salvador, meaning "Savior" (Latin Salvator, a derivative of salvare "to save"), bestowed in honor of Christ.
SALVATORE     Italian
Derived from the Italian masculine given name Salvatore, which in turn was derived from the Italian noun salvatore meaning "saviour, rescuer". The word ultimately comes from Latin salvator meaning "saviour"... [more]
SALZMANN     German, Jewish
Occupational name for a producer or seller of salt, from German salz "salt" + mann "man".
SAM     English
SAMAHA     Arabic
Derived from Arabic سَمْح (samḥ) meaning "magnanimous, generous".
From the given name Samandar.
SAMANIEGO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the comarca of Arabako Errioxa.
SAMARAS     Greek
means "saddler", "saddle-maker".
SAMARGIU     Macedonian
Etymology... [more]
SAMEJIMA     Japanese
”鮫” (sa me) is meaning ”shark”(in ancient use, ”alligator” ) and ”島”(or ”嶋”) (shima in west Japan , jima in east Japan) is meaning "island" in Japan.... [more]
SAMIR     Arabic, Bengali, Indian
From the given name Samir (1).
SAMIS     Dutch, German
From a pet form of the personal name Samuel.
SAMON     Japanese (Rare)
This surname combines 左 (sa, sha, hidari) meaning "left" or 佐 (sa) meaning "assistant, help" with 門 (mon, kado, to) meaning "gate."... [more]
SAMSONOV     Russian
Means "son of Samson".
SAMUELSEN     Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (Rare)
Means "Son of Samuel"
SAMUELSSON     Swedish
Means "son of SAMUEL".
SAMWAYS     English
From a medieval nickname for a fool (from Middle English samwis "foolish", literally "half-wise").
SANADA     Japanese
From Japanese 真 (sana) meaning "real, genuine" and 田 (da) meaning "field, rice paddy".
SANCHES     Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Sanchez.
SANCTI     Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
Sancti or Santi is a Italian surname in the north of Italy, Cisalpine Gaul or Galia Citerior also known as Galia Togata. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
SANCTIUS     Biblical Latin (Latinized, Archaic)
It meaning saint or holy. It comes from the Latin word sanctus.
SANCTO     Medieval Italian (Latinized, Modern)
It comes from the Latin and it means hallowed or holiness.
SANCTUS     Medieval Italian
Sanctus is a very old graphic form in Italy and it means santo (saint).
SAND     English, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived on patch of sandy soil, from the vocabulary word sand. As a Swedish or Jewish name it was often purely ornamental.
SANDAHL     Swedish
Combination of Swedish sand "sand" and dal "valley".
SANDANO     Italian
San means "saint" in Italian, but I don't know what the... [more]
SANDBERG     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of sand "sand" and berg "mountain".
SANDE     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of forty or more farmsteads so named, especially on the west coast, from the dative case of Old Norse sandr meaning "sand", "sandy plain", "beach".
SANDE     German
Variant of Sand.
SANDHU     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Sikh name derived from Sindhu, a historical name of the Indus River flowing through Pakistan, ultimately from Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu) meaning "river, stream". The Sandhus are the largest Jat clan in Punjab.
SANDISON     Scottish
Possibly a Scottish variant of Sanderson.
SANDMEIER     German, German (Swiss), German (Austrian)
From Middle High German sand combined with Meier, referring to a tenant farmer whose farm was on sandy soil.
SANDOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name from places called Sedowice, Sedowo, Sedów, in Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Piotrków, and Sieradz voivodeships.
SANDSTRÖM     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of sand "sand" and ström "stream".
SANDUSKY     Polish
Germanized spelling of SANDOWSKI or SEDOWSKI.
SANDVALL     Swedish
From Swedish sand "sand" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
SANDVIK     Norwegian, Swedish
A combination of sand "sand" and vik "bay, inlet".
SANDWELL     English
From a place called SANDWELL.
SANG     Estonian
Sang is an Estonian surname meaning "handle" or "bail".
SANGUINEM     American
Means "blood" in Latin.
SANGWIN     English
From Middle English sanguine (blood) ,one of the four humours.
SANJO     Japanese
Variant transcription of Sanjou.
SAN JOSÉ     Spanish
Habitational name from any of the places named for a local church or shrine dedicated to St. Joseph.... [more]
SANJOU     Japanese
From Japanese 三 (san) meaning "three" and 條 or 条 (jou) meaning "paragraph".
SAN JUAN     Spanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to St. John (San Juan).
SANKEY     English, Irish
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, which derived from the name of an ancient British river, perhaps meaning "sacred, holy." ... [more]
SAN MIGUEL     Spanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to St. Michael (San Miguel).
SANO     Japanese (Rare)
Sa means "small" and No means "meadow,wilderness,field". This is the last name of Yo Sano (a writer),Sano Tsuneha (an admiral in World War 1 )who participated in a Japanese scouting movement with Sano Tsunetami (his father).This is also (but uncommonly) a first name for boys too.
SANTALA     Finnish
Combined from 'santa', meaning "sand", and '-la', a suffix indicating a place.
SANTANGELO     Italian
Originating someone from Sant' Angelo in Italy.
SANTE     Ancient Celtic
It is a surname of Northern Italy (Cisalpine Gaul). It means sacred or holy.
SANTERRE     French
Habitational name from a place to the southeast of the Somme river, named with Latin sana terra "healthy, wholesome land".
SANTESSON     Swedish
Means "son of Sante". Sante is a medieval Swedish form of Alexander.
SANTI     Italian (Latinized, Archaic)
Santi is a surname of Christian inspiration and it means Son of Santo (Saint). It also has a second meaning in plural that is Santos (Saints). Santi is a last name that comes from Piedmont (northern Italy)... [more]
SANTIAIS     Celtic (Latinized, Modern, Rare, Archaic), Ancient Celtic
Santiais is a surname of the Celtic origin (it's Cisalpine Gaul / Gallia Citerior, therefore, it's Italian-Celts, Italo-Celtic, Italo-Alpine). It meaning saint (sacred or holy)... [more]
SANTIS     Medieval Italian (Latinized, Archaic)
It means holliness, hallowed, saintly, sainted, sanctity. It is a surname that corresponds with Italian Celts families (Italo-Celtic family groups), more precisely in Piemonte or Piedmont (north of Italy).
Status of nobility
SANTORA     Italian
Feminine variant of SANTORO.
SANTORUM     Italian
Variant of Santoro. A notable bearer is former American Senator Rick Santorum (1958-present).
SANTU     Basque (Latinized, Modern)
It's a Basque surname and its meaning is hallowed or holiness.
SANTY     Celtic (Latinized, Modern)
It means saint, sacred or holy. In the Gaelic language is sanctaidd.
SANZ     German, Spanish
From a short form, Sando, of a Germanic personal name formed with sand "true" and variant of Sancho.... [more]
SANZIO     Italian
Meaning: Holy or Blessed.
SAO     Khmer
Unexplained but a common surname in Cambodia.
SÃO JOÃO     Portuguese
Means "St. John" in Portuguese.
SAPIENZA     Italian
It means "knowledge" in Italian.
SAPIR     Jewish
Ornamental name from Hebrew sapir ‘sapphire’.
SAPIRO     Jewish
Varient of Shapiro.
SAPPINGFIELD     American (Anglicized, Rare)
From the German name "Sappenfeld," a small town in Bavaria, Germany. (Pop. 380.) The town itself is named after an early resident named "Sappo;" in English, the name means "Sappo's Field." The name "Sappo" may mean noble (unconfirmed)... [more]
SARAFIAN     Armenian
Patronymic from Arabic ̣saraf ‘money changer’, ‘banker’.
SARAIVA     Portuguese
It literally means "hail".
SARAKAR     Indian, Odia
Odia variant of Sarkar.
SARAP     Estonian
Sarap is an Estonian surname meaning "hazel".
SARAPUU     Estonian
Sarapuu is an Estonian surname meaning "hazel tree".
SARAZEN     French
From a medieval French nickname for a swarthy person, or for someone who had gone on a Crusade (from Old French sarrazin "Saracen"). It was borne by American golfer Gene Sarazen (1902-99), original name Eugene Saraceni.
SARCOS     Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning unknown.
SARD     English, French, Spanish, Italian
In the book "Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary by Henry Harrison and Gyda (Pulling) Harrison 1912 - Reprinted 1996.... The Sard surname (which has been in England, Italy and Europe for a long time) is defined thus on page 136...... [more]
SARDAR     Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Bengali, Arabic, Persian
From the Persian title سردار (sardâr) meaning "commander, headmaster", traditionally denoting a prince, nobleman, or aristocrat.
SARDINHA     Portuguese
Portuguese last name meaning "sardine seller".
SARDO     Italian, Catalan
Ethnic name from sardo "Sardinian".
SARFATI     Jewish
a Sephardic Jewish name which means "French".
SARGIS     Armenian
From the given name Sargis.
ŞƏRIFOV     Azerbaijani
Means "son of Sharif".
SARIKAYA     Turkish
Sarıkaya is a Turkish word meaning "yellow rock".
SARILAR     Turkish
Means ''yellows'' in Turkish. A common place name in Turkey.
SÁRKÁNY     Hungarian
Means "dragon" in Hungarian.
SARKAR     Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi
From the Persian title سرکار (sarkâr) meaning "lord, supervisor, overseer".
SARKER     Bengali
Variant transcription of Sarkar.
SARKIS     Arabic
Mainly used in Lebanon.
SARNA     Polish
SARNOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Sarnowa, Sarnowo, or Sarnów, named with Polish sarna "roe deer".
SARPEI     Akan
Meaning unknown.
SARRIÀ     Catalan
Catalan habitational name from any of the places named Sarrià or Sàrria, in Catalonia.
From the given name Sarsen combined with Kazakh бай (bay) meaning "rich, wealthy".
SARSENOV     Kazakh
Means "son of Sarsen".
SARSOUR     Arabic
Means "cockroach" or "roach" in Arabic.
SARTAIN     French
Means, "Tailor".
SARV     Estonian
Sarv is an Estonian surname meaning "horn".
SARVER     English, Jewish
English and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) occupational name from Old French serveur (an agent derivative of server ‘to serve’), Yiddish sarver ‘servant’.
SARWAR     Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim)
From the Persian title سرور (sarvar) meaning "master, leader, chief".
SASANO     Japanese
From 笹 (sasa) meaning "bamboo grass" and 野 (no) meaning "field, plains". Other characters are also possible.
SASAYAMA     Japanese
笹 (Sasa) means "Bamboo" and 山 (Yama) means "Mountain".
ŞAŞMAZ     Turkish
From Turkish şaşmaz ''infallible''.
SASORI     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 佐曽利 with 佐 (sa) meaning "assistant, help," 曽 (so, sou, zou, katsu, katsute, sunawachi) meaning "before, ever, formerly, never, once" and 利 (ri, ki.ku) meaning "advantage, benefit, profit."
SASTRY     Indian
Hindu (Brahman) name, from Sanskrit šāstrī ‘versed in the Shastras’ (from šāstra ‘book of rules’, ‘religious treatise’).
SATOMI     Japanese
Sato means " Village " and Mi means " Mindset, Outlook" in this surname. Satomi is also a Japanese first name.
SATOYA     Japanese
Sato and Ya together, means "Village Valley".
SATTARI     Persian
From Persian ستار (setâr) meaning "star" (see Setareh or Sitara).
SATTLER     German
An occupational name meaning "saddle maker".
SATYBALDIEV     Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Means "son of Satybaldy".
SAUE     Estonian
Saue is an Estonian surname meaning "wand" or "staff".
SAUER     German, Jewish
Nickname for an embittered or cantankerous person, from Middle High German sur, German sauer "sour".
SAUERWEIN     German
Occupational nickname for someone who sold sour wine, or perhaps a nickname for someone with a sour disposition, from Middle High German sur "sour" + win "wine", i.e. vinegar.
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