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SERVEROV     Crimean Tatar
Means "son of Server".
Means "descendant of a Serb" in Greek.
SESAY     African, Temne, Loko, Limba, Kuranko
Is a Muslim Surname from Sierra Leone. It is used among many tribes.
SETH     Scottish, Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Sithigh or Ó Síthigh (see Sheehy).
SETH     Indian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh) meaning "merchant, banker", ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭh) meaning "excellent, best".
SETHER     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Seter or Sæter.
SETHI     Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Thai
Contraction of Sanskrit श्रेष्ठी (śreṣṭhi) denoting the head of a mercantile or other guild.
SETHNA     Indian (Parsi)
Gujarati Parsi name meaning "pertaining to the banker", derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh) meaning "merchant, banker" (see Seth).
SETIAWAN     Indonesian
From the given name Setiawan.
SETO     Japanese
This name is used as Se "Riffle" and To "Door". Asami Seto is a voice actress with this surname.
SETON     Scottish
It has been claimed in the past that the name Seton is Norman in origin, however evidence points to it being Flemish. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding the derivation of the name but nothing proved conclusively; it probably means "town by the sea" and possibly derives from the "sea town" of Staithes in modern day North Yorkshire... [more]
SETOU     Japanese
Variant transcription of Seto.
SETSUSHI     Japanese
From Japanese 節 (setsu) meaning "section, period, verse, melody" and 死 (shi) meaning "death". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Means "son of SEVASTYAN".
Feminine form of Sevastyanov.
ŠEVČÍK     Czech
Ševčík means "small shoemaker" in Czech.
SEVELEV     Russian
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from Old Slavic verb sheveliti (se) meaning to make noise, to whirr, to rustle, to whistle, to wander. Initially it designated someone bold, daring, hardy, spirited... [more]
SEVER     Croatian, Slovene
From Proto-Slavic sěverъ meaning ''north''.
SEVERN     English
From the name of the River Severn, which is of unknown meaning. The Severn is Great Britain's longest river, flowing from Wales through much of western England to the Bristol Channel. It is one of Britain’s most ancient river names, recorded as early as the 2nd century AD in the form Sabrina; its original meaning may have been "slow-moving" or "boundary".
SEVERN     English
From a medieval personal name derived from Severinus (Latin).
SEVERSON     American
Probably an Americanized form of Sivertsen, Sivertson, or Sievertsen.
SEVIER     English
Occupational name for a sieve-maker, Middle English siviere (from an agent derivative of Old English sife "sieve").
SÉVIGNY     French
A kind of bush.
SEWALL     English (British, Modern)
Dates back at least to Middle English (1500s or earlier); many believe it is Saxon in origin; "may mean "sea" and "victory" or "war""
SEWELL     English
English from the Middle English personal names Siwal(d) and Sewal(d), Old English Sigeweald and Seweald, composed of the elements sige ‘victory’ and se ‘sea’ + weald ‘rule’... [more]
SEWINA     German, Polish
The first available record of the Sewina family name is around 1620 in the province of Silesia, a mixed cultural region between Germany and Poland. Once part of the Prussian Empire and Germany. After World War Two, the area is now part of Poland... [more]
SEYLER     German
Germanic surname
SEYMORE     English
Variant of Seymour.
SFERRAZZA     Italian
Occupational name for a scrap-metal merchant, from a derivative of Sferro in the sense ‘old and broken iron’. Habitational name from the district of Paternò in Catania, Sicily.
SHACKLADY     English
Perhaps from a medieval nickname for a man who had had sexual relations with a woman of higher social class (from shag "to copulate with" (not recorded before the late 17th century) and lady).... [more]
SHACKLEFORD     English, Medieval English
Locational surname deriving from the place called Shackleford in Surrey, near the town of Farnham. The origin of "shackle" is uncertain. It could be derived from Old English sceacan "to shake"... [more]
SHADE     English, German, Dutch, Scottish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary, from Old English scead ‘boundary’.nickname for a very thin man, from Middle English schade ‘shadow’, ‘wraith’.... [more]
SHADEL     German (Anglicized, ?)
Derived from the German 'Schadle', meaning cranium or skull.
SHADOW     English
Origin unidentified. The name Shadue, Schadewe is recorded in England in the 12th and 13th centuries, from Middle English shadwe ‘shadow’, Old English sceadu (see Shade). However, there is no evidence of its continuation into modern times in this form.
SHADY     Engish, Irish
Origin unidentified. Possibly Irish or English.
SHAFFNER     German, German (Swiss)
Americanized version of German occupational name for a steward or bailiff, variant of Schaffner and Schaffer.... [more]
SHAH     Persian, Afghani
From the Persian word شاه (šâh) meaning "king, monarch", referring to a title used by Iranian monarchs.
SHAH     Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sādhú) meaning "gentleman, virtuous man". Not to be confused with the Persian surname Shah.
SHAHBAZ     Ancient Persian
Shahbaz is the name of a fable bird, used on the first banner of the Persian Achaemenid Empire.
SHAHEEN     Arabic, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Shahin.
SHAHIN     Bengali (Muslim), Arabic, Persian
From the given name Shahin.
SHAHINI     Persian, Albanian
From the given name Shahin or from one of the multiple places in Iran named Shahini.
SHAIKH     Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Sheikh.
SHAINWALD     German
German for "beautiful forest", probably (?) related to Sheinfeld
SHAKED     Hebrew
Means Almond in Hebrew
SHAKERA     Jamaican Patois (Modern)
Shakera is a name given to a Jamaican girl who is very arrogant and tends to take out her anger on herself and others around her. But she is also a very intelligent girl who do well in her school work ,
SHAKESHAFT     English (British)
Similar in origin to surnames such as Shakesheave, Shakespeare and Wagstaffe.
From Middle English schak(k)en, "to brandish", speer "spear."
SHAKOOR     Muslim
From a Muslim personal name based on Arabic shakūr "grateful".
SHAKSHUKI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Most likely from Libyan Arabic شَكْشُوكَةٌ (šakšawka) meaning “a mixture”, referring to a type of North African dish made of vegetables and fried eggs.
SHAKUR     Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Urdu
From the given name Shakur.
SHAKYA     Nepali, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit शाक्य (Śākya) referring to the Shakya clan of India and Nepal during the Vedic period (1000-500 BCE). A noble member of the clan was Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha), the founder of Buddhism.
SHALADI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Of unknown meaning (chiefly Libyan).
SHALEV     Hebrew
Means “peaceful, calm, serene” in Hebrew (see Shalev).
SHALHOUB     Arabic
From a personal name based on the word shalhub meaning "generous".
SHALIT     Hebrew
From Hebrew שליט (shalit) meaning "ruler" or "ruling, governing, dominant".
SHALLCROSS     English
Means "person from Shallcross", Derbyshire ("place by the Shacklecross", an ancient stone cross in the High Peak, its name perhaps denoting a cross to which people could be shackled as a penance).
SHAN     Chinese
From the place name Shan. Cheng Wang, the second king (1115–1079 bc) of the Zhou dynasty, granted to a son the area of Shan, and the son’s descendants adopted the place name as their surname. It comes from the Chinese word meaning "mountain"... [more]
SHAN     Gujarati, Hindi
A Gujarati and Hindi surname with an unknown meaning.
SHANAHAN     Irish
Anglicised form of Ó Seanachain.
SHANAVAZOV     Dargin, Dagestani
Means "son of Shakhnavaz"; the name itself is of Persian origin meaning "shah (king) of grace".
SHANDY     English (Rare)
Shandy appears as a rare surname, mostly found in English-speaking countries going back to the 1600s. This name may originate from the English dialect adjective meaning "boisterous" or "empty headed; half crazy", of which the earliest record dates to 1691, though any further explanation for its origins are unknown... [more]
SHANKAR     Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
From the given name Shankar.
SHANKS     English (Modern)
Possibly a diminutive of LONGSHANKS, which would be given to a tall or gangly person.
SHAPIEV     Dagestani, Avar, Dargin, Chechen
Means "son of Shapi".
SHAPIRA     Hebrew
Variant spelling of Shapiro.
SHARIF     Arabic
From the given name Sharif.
SHARIFOV     Azerbaijani
Anglicized version of Şərifov.
SHARKEY     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Ó Searcaigh.
SHARLEVILLE     French (?)
SHARON     Hebrew
From the given name Sharon.
SHARPE     English
Variant of Sharp.
SHARPIN     English
Variant of Sharp.
SHARPLIN     English
Variant of Sharp.
SHARPLING     English
Variant of Sharp.
SHARPTON     English
Habitational name from Sharperton in Northumberland, possibly so named from Old English scearp "steep" and beorg "hill", "mound" and tun "settlement".
SHASTEEN     English (American, Modern)
A derivative Chastain.... [more]
SHATNER     German (Anglicized), Jewish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Schattner. A notable bearer was Canadian actor William Shatner (1931-), who is known for his roles as Captain James T. Kirk in 'Star Trek', T.J. Hooker in 'T.J. Hooker', Denny Crane in 'Boston Legal', and the Priceline Negotiator in commercials.
SHAULIS     Lithuanian
Occupational name from Lithuanian šaulys ‘rifleman’.
SHAVIT     Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Shavit, means "comet" in Hebrew.
SHAY     Irish
Variant of Shea.
SHE     Chinese
From Chinese 佘 (shé), which is of unknown significance.
SHEARD     English
English surname which was originally from a place name meaning "gap between hills" in Old English.
SHEARER     English, Scottish, German
From Germanic schere, 'to shear', so was most likely a nickname for a person who sheared sheep.... [more]
SHEBANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the name of an Arab tribe which in turn is derived from Arabic شيب (šīb) meaning "white hair, grayness" or "cold, snow" (chiefly Libyan).
SHEEHAN     Irish (Anglicized, Archaic)
From irish "O Siodhachain" meaning "descendant of Siodhach" - peaceful or gentle, courteous.
SHEEN     English
Meaning unknown, though possibly a variant of Sean. A famous bearer of the surname is actor Charlie Sheen.
SHEEPSHANKS     Scottish
From a medieval Scottish and northern English nickname for someone with a strange or awkward way of walking (literally "sheeplegs").
SHEFFIELD     English, English (British)
A surname which named after an city in England.... [more]
SHEHADEH     Arabic
Shehadeh is a personal name based on the Arabic shahadah 'testimony', 'belief in Islam'.... [more]
SHEIKH     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Somali, Arabic, Persian, Punjabi
From the Arabic title شَيْخ (šayḵ) meaning "chief, chieftain, head", used as title for a political or spiritual leader of a Muslim community.
SHELDON     English
From an Old English place name meaning "valley with steep sides".
SHELDRAKE     English
From a medieval nickname for a dandyish (showy) or vain man, from Middle English scheldrake, the male of a type of duck with brightly-coloured plumage (itself from the East Anglian dialect term scheld "variegated" combined with drake "male duck").
SHELL     American
Posibly from the given name Shell.
SHEMESH     Hebrew
From Hebrew שֶׁמֶשׁ (shémesh) meaning "sun".
SHEMTOV     Hebrew (Modern)
Means "good name", derived from Hebrew שם (shem) means "name" and טוב (tov) means "good".
SHEN     Chinese
From Chinese 沈 (shěn) which refers to the ancient state of Shen (Shěn) located in the present-day province of Henan.
SHEN     Chinese
From Chinese 申 (shēn) meaning "to extend, to stretch", also referring to the ancient Chinese state of Shen (Shēn) during the Zhou dynasty.
SHEN     Chinese
From Chinese 慎 (shèn) meaning "cautious, acting sincerely, with care".
SHENTON     English
"Beautiful town" in Old English. Parishes in Leicestershire, and Cheshire.
SHEPERD     English
Spelling of Shepherd.
SHEPTITSKIY     Ukrainian
This indicates familial origin with the village of Sheptychi in Ukraine, which, as of February 2017, is located within Sambir Raion in the Lviv Oblast.
SHERALIEV     Uzbek, Tajik, Kyrgyz
Means "son of Sherali", from a combination of the names Sher and Ali (1).
SHERESHEVSKY     Russian, Jewish
Russian Jewish surname derived from Шерешёво (Shereshyovo), the Russian name for the Belarusian city of Шарашова (Sharashova), itself probably derived from the Belarusian dialectal word шэраш (sherash) meaning "ice on (a) river" or "gray"... [more]
Meaning "son of Sherkhan" in Pashto. Sherkhan itself means "lion king" in Persian. This surname is found among Afghans belonging to the Barech, one of the Durrani Pashto tribes.
SHERPA     Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, Bengali
From the name of the Sherpa people, a Tibetic ethnic group inhabiting Nepal, China, Bhutan, and the Himalayas. The name itself is derived from Sherpa ཤར (shar) meaning "east" and wa "people" (thus, "people of the east" or "eastern people"), a reference to their origin in northeastern Nepal... [more]
SHERRARD     English
Probably from a medieval nickname based on Middle English shere "bright, fair", with the derogatory suffix -ard.
SHERWIN     English
English: nickname for a swift runner, from Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’ + wind ‘wind’.
SHERWOOD     English
Means bright wood.... [more]
SHERZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Variant transcription of Shirzai.
SHEVELEV     Russian
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from Old Slavic verb sheveliti (se) meaning to make noise, to whirr, to rustle, to whistle, to wander. Initially it designated someone bold, daring, hardy, spirited.
SHIBANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Shebani.
SHIBASAKI     Japanese
Shiba (柴) means firewood, Saki (崎) means small peninsula.
SHIBATA     Japanese
From the Japanese 柴 (shiba) "brushwood," "firewood" or 芝 (shiba) "turf grass" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."
SHIBAYAMA     Japanese
From Japanese 柴 (shiba) meaning "brushwood, firewood" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
SHIBUTANI     Japanese
From Japanese 澁 or 渋 (shibu) meaning "rough" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
SHIBUYA     Japanese
From the Japanese 渋 (shibu) "unripe persimmon juice" and 谷 (ya or tani) "valley." This is also the name of an area in South-Western Central Tokyo, famous for its road crossing.
SHIELD     English
Metonymic occupational name for an armorer, from Middle English scheld "shield" (Old English scild, sceld).
SHIEMKE     German, Polish, Slavic
Americanized spelling of Kashub Name: "Shiemke" Root Name: "Schimke" "Szymek" or "Szymko" ... [more]
SHIM     Korean
Korean: there is only one Chinese character for the surname Shim. Some sources indicate that there are 63 different Shim clans, but only six can be documented. Each of these clans claims a different founding ancestor... [more]
SHIMA     Japanese
From Japanese 島 (shima) meaning "island".
SHIMADA     Japanese
From Japanese 島 (shima) meaning "island" combined with 田 (da) meaning "rice paddy, cultivated field".
SHIMADZU     Japanese
Variant transcription of Shimazu.
SHIMAMOTO     Japanese
From Japanese 島 (shima) meaning "island" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
SHIMAMURA     Japanese
From the Japanese 島, 嶋 or 嶌 (shima) "island" and 村, 邑 or 邨 (mura) "village."
SHIMAOKA     Japanese
Shima means "Island", Oka means "Ridge, Hill".
SHIMAZAKI     Japanese
Shima means "Island" and Zaki means "Peninsula, Cape, Promontory".
SHIMAZU     Japanese
From Japanese 島 (shima) meaning "island" and 津 (zu) meaning "harbor".
SHIME     Japanese
This surname is used as 七五三, 志免 or 志馬 with 七 (shichi, nana, nana.tsu, nano, shi) meaning "seven", 五 (go, itsu, itsu.tsu, me) meaning "five", 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three", 志 (shi, kokorozashi,, shiringu) meaning "aspire, hopes, intention, motive, plan, resolve, shilling", 免 (men, manuka.reru, manuga.reru, me) meaning "dismissal, excuse" and 馬 (ba, uma, -uma, ma, me) meaning "horse."... [more]
SHIMOTSUKI     Japanese (Rare)
Shimo means "Frost, Hoarfrost" ans Tsuki means "Month, Moon". This is the traditional name for November in the Japanese language. It is also beared, beared by Haruka Shimotsuki, a singer. Check the notes for sources, if necessary.
SHIMOYAMA     Japanese
Shimo means "Under, Below" and Yama means "Mountain". So in that case, it is Yamashita backwards, except for a different pronunciation. A notable bearer is Kento Shimoyama, who is screenwriter.
SHIMURA     Japanese
From Japanese 志 (shi) meaning "purpose" or 紫 (shi) meaning "purple" combined with 村 (mura) meaning "village".
SHIN     Korean
There are three Chinese characters for the Shin surname. Between these three characters, there are five different clans. Each Shin clan descends from a different founding ancestor. One of the Shin clans traces its origins to China... [more]
SHINDEN     Japanese
See Arata,this is simply the formal pronunciation.
SHINGLER     English
An occupational name for someone who laid wooden tiles, or shingles on roofs, an agent derivative Middle English schingle ‘shingle’. ... [more]
SHINKAI     Japanese
From Japanese 深 (shin) "deep" or 新 (shin) "new" combined with 海 (kai) "sea".
SHINMAR     Ancient Hebrew (Hellenized, Archaic, ?)
'Shin'; literally translated as 'god', 'crown'. 'Mar'; Hebrew translation for 'master'. Used by Ancient Hebrew descendants/Jews still existing in Middle East & India. Also a city that exists in West Punjab with majority Hebrew/Jews & synagogues.... [more]
SHINN     English
Metonymic occupational name for a Skinner, from Old English scinn, Middle English shin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’. In Middle English this word was replaced by the Norse equivalent, skinn.
SHINOBU     Japanese
Shinobu is a Japanese name meaning "recall" or "endurance."
SHINODA     Japanese
From Japanese 篠 (shino) meaning "rope" and 田 (da) meaning "field, rice paddy".
SHINOHARA     Japanese (Rare)
Shino means "Bamboo Stem", but it's most likely the kanji meaning "Rope", while Hara means "Plain).
SHIO     Japanese (Rare)
Shio means "Salt", this one of the most rarest Japanese surnames databases have compiled, I have two sources.
SHIPLEY     English (Rare)
English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Northumberland, Shropshire, Sussex, and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English sceap, scip ‘sheep’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.
SHIRAI     Japanese
From the Japanese 白 (shira or shiro) "white" and 井 (i) "well."
SHIRAISHI     Japanese
Shira means "White" and Ishi means "Stone". Minoru Shiraishi is a Japanese voice actor.
SHIRAISHI     Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 石 (ishi) meaning "stone".
SHIRAKAWA     Japanese
Shira means "White" and Kawa means "River".
SHIRZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "son of Sher", from the given name Sher combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son".
SHISHANI     Chechen, Arabic
Means "Chechen" in Arabic. It is a common surname among Chechens living in the Arab world or the United States.
SHISHIDO     Japanese
Japanese: habitational name taken from a district in Hitachi (now Ibaraki prefecture), written with a variant character for ‘flesh’ and ‘door’. It is found mostly in northeastern Japan.
SHISHIGAMI     Japanese
A Japanese surname meaning "deer god".
SHIVAZA     Dungan
Derived from Chinese 十娃子 (shí wázǐ) manning "the tenth child". A notable bearer was Iasyr Shivaza (1906-1988), a Soviet Dungan poet.
SHIVAZY     Dungan
Variant of Shivaza.
SHIVERS     Irish
Irish variant of Chivers.
SHKREBNEV     Russian (Rare)
A bearer is Lyudmila Shkrebneva, the former wife of Russia's current president, Vladimir Putin.
It literally means "snitherman".
SHO     Japanese
Japanese name meaning "to fly/soar" or "wind instrument".
SHOAF     American
Origin is unknown but it is the surname of American Rachel Shoaf who is a convicted murderer.
SHOCKLEY     English
(i) perhaps "person from Shocklach", Cheshire ("boggy stream infested with evil spirits"); (ii) perhaps an anglicization of Swiss German Schoechli, literally "person who lives by the little barn"
SHOEN     German (Anglicized), Jewish
Americanized spelling of German or Ashkenazic Jewish Schön or Schoen.
SHOJI     Japanese
From the Japanese 庄 (sho) "level" and 司 (shi or ji) "director," "official."
SHONKWILER     German (?), Dutch (?)
German or Dutch?
SHOPA     Ukrainian
Jewish, found in Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine. Native spelling is Шопа.
SHOSHAN     Hebrew
From Hebrew שׁוֹשָׁן (shoshán) meaning "lily".
SHOUYU     Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Shoyu.
SHOVKHALOV     Chechen
Chechen surname of unknown meaning.
SHOWECKER     German
Variant of Schauwecker
SHOYU     Japanese (Rare)
Shoyu is made up of two kanji and literally means "Soy Sauce". There are other Japanese last names related to food too, but if it's directly related to food, it is rare.
SHŌZŌ     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 宗 (shuu, sou, mune) meaning "origin, religion, sect" and 像 (zou) meaning "figure, image, picture, portrait, statue."... [more]
SHPIGL     Yiddish
Yiddish form of Spiegel.
SHPILBARG     Yiddish
Yiddish form of Spielberg.
SHRADER     English
Variant of SCHRADER.
SHRAPNEL     English
A different form of Carbonell. Shrapnel (i.e. metal balls or fragments that are scattered when a bomb, shell or bullet explodes) is named after General Henry Shrapnel (1761-1842), a British artillery officer who during the Peninsular War invented a shell that produced that effect.
SHRESTHA     Nepali
Means "most excellent" or "noble" in Nepali, derived from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭha) meaning "excellent, best".
SHRIVASTAV     Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Hindu Kayasth surname meaning "from Srivasta" in Sanskrit, referring to the Srivasta (श्रीवत्स) subgroup of the the Kayasth caste. The name itself means "beloved of Sri" or "child of Sri" from the name of the Hindu goddess Shri (Lakshmi) combined with वत्स (vatsá) meaning "child, offspring, son".
SHRIVASTAVA     Indian, Nepali, Marathi, Hindi
Variant transcription of Shrivastav.
SHROPSHIRE     English
Regional name from the county of Shropshire, on the western border of England with Wales.
SHTEYNFELD     Yiddish
It means "stone field".
SHTEYNHOYZ     Yiddish
It literally means "stonehouse".
SHUBIN     Russian
Derived from Russian шуба (shuba) meaning "coat, fur coat".
SHUCK     English
Origin uncertain; perhaps a nickname from Middle English schucke "devil, fiend".
Meaning: "From a sheep valley"
SHUKLA     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit शुक्ल (śukla) meaning "white, bright, pure".
SHUKRI     Arabic
Derived from Arabic شُكْرِيّ (šukriyy) meaning "thankful, of thanks".
SHULMAN     Jewish
It is a Jewish-Polish surname that first appeared around 1090. It means Rabai, Gabbai, or Shamash. These are occupations that take place in a Shul-Synagogue. Shul is the Yiddish word for Synagogue. The name litterally means 'man that goes to the Synagogue'.
SHULTS     Jewish (Anglicized, Rare)
The name Shults comes from one of those ancient dukedoms, territories and states that would eventually form a part of present day Germany. At its birth in the Middle Ages, it was used to indicate someone who worked as a town-mayor derived from the medieval name "Schultheis" which has the same meaning.... [more]
SHURGOT     Polish, English (American)
Americanized spelling of Szurgot.
SHVARTS     Jewish
Variant of SCHWARTZ
It literally means "black beard".
SHWETS     Ukrainian
Variant of Shwetz
SHY     Various
SHYAMALAN     Indian (Rare), Malayalam (Rare)
Derived from the given name Shyamal or Shyama. This is the surname of Manoj "M. Night" Shyamalan (1970-), an Indian-American film director of Malayalam and Tamil ancestry.
SIAW     Akan
Meaning unknown.
SIBUL     Estonian
Sibul is an Estonian surname meaning both "onion" and "bulb".
SIDDIG     Northern African, Arabic
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend" (chiefly Sudanese).
SIDDIQ     Pakistani, Muslim, Arabic
From the Arabic word صدیق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend" or "truthful" (see Siddiqi or Siddiqui). It was traditionally used as an honorific title or a nickname for a trustworthy person.
SIDDIQUI     Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Bengali, Indian (Muslim)
From Arabic صَادِق (ṣādiq) meaning "true, truthful, veracious". It was traditionally used as an honorific title or a nickname for a trustworthy person.
SIDDLE     English
Variant of Siddall.
SIDER     ?
SIDERIS     Greek
Greek reduced and altered form of the personal name Isidoros (see Isadore), altered by folk etymology as if derived from sidero ‘iron’ (classical Greek sideron), and hence regarded as an omen name: ‘may the child grow up to be as strong as iron’.
SIDHU     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Sikh clan name derived from Sanskrit सिद्ध (siddha) meaning "accomplished, proven".
SIDIQI     Pashto, Persian, Afghani
Means "the veracious" from Arabic صَدَقَ (ṣadaqa) meaning "to be truthful, to be sincere". It is also a variant of Persian Sadeghi.
SIDOROV     Russian
Sidorov (Russian: Ñèäîðîâ) or Sidorova (feminine; Ñèäîðîâà) is a common Russian last name derived from the first name Sidor (Ñèäîð).
SIEBER     German
The roots of the German surname Sieber can be traced to the Old Germanic word "Siebmacher," meaning "sieve maker." The surname is occupational in origin, and was most likely originally borne by someone who held this position
SIECK     German
The name is originally spelled "Siecke". Eric Siecke came from Norway and settled in Holstein, Germany in the year 1307. The final "e" was dropped by most of the family, though one branch still retains it... [more]
SIEGFRIED     German
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements sigi "victory" and fridu "peace". The German surname has also occasionally been adopted by Ashkenazic Jews.
It indicates familial origin within in either one of a cluster of Masovian villages.
SIENKO     Polish
From the personal name Simon/Symon or Syzon
A polish surname which is mostly used in Poland and polish area.
SIET     Chinese
It is named after a Chinese General or Warrior.
SIEVERT     Low German, Dutch, Swedish
Derived from the given name SIVERT. A Sievert (Sv) is a unit measuring the effect of ionizing radiation on the human body (called equivalent absorbed radiation dose). It was named after Swedish medical physicist Rolf Sievert (1896 – 1966).
Patronymic of Sievert.
SIEWERT     German
Derived from the Frisian and Low German given name Sievert.
SIGRAH     Micronesian, Polynesian
In 2014, this was the most common surname in Micronesia.
SIGSWORTH     English
Originally denoting someone from Sigsworth Moor in North Yorkshire, England.
SIGÜENZA     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Means "daughter of Sigurður" in Icelandic. This surname is used as a patronymic. Its masculine counterpart is Sigurðsson.
SIGURÐDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of Sigurður" in Icelandic.
SIIG     Estonian
Siig is an Estonian surname meaning "lavaret" or "whitefish" (Coregonus lavaretus).
SIIM     Estonian
Siim is an Estonian surname (and given name); from the masculine given name "Siim".
SIINGH     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Variant of Singh.
SIJBRANDIJ     Frisian
Comes from the Dutch name Sijbren which originates from the Roman Sybrandus
SIKA     Akan
Meaning unknown.
SIKKENS     Dutch (Modern)
Son of Sikke (or Sikko)
SIKORA     Polish, Czech, Slovak
Sikora means titmouse in Polish.
SILBER     German, Jewish
From Middle High German "silber," meaning "silver." Metonymic occupational name for a silversmith, or often, in the case of the Jewish surname, an ornamental name.
SILBERMAN     German, Jewish
Variant of Silber, with the addition of Middle High German man meaning "man" or Yiddish man meaning "man".
SILBERSTEIN     German, Jewish
From Middle High German silber "silver" and stein "stone"; a habitational name from a place so named in Bavaria, or a topographic name.... [more]
SILD     Estonian
Sild is an Estonian name meaning "bridge".
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