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SELMERLYOVRussian (?)
Russian translation of Zelmerlöw.
SELVACatalan, Italian
From any of various places in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, or northern Italy named Selva, as for instance the Catalan district La Selva, from selva "wood", Latin silva.
SELZGerman
The Selz is a river in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and a left hand tributary of the Rhine. It flows through the largest German wine region, Rheinhessen or Rhenish Hesse. Also, Seltz (German: Selz) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region in north-eastern France.... [more]
SEMNorwegian
Norwegian: habitational name from any of about fifteen farms so named, a variant of Seim.
SENANAYAKESinhalese
From Sanskrit सेना (sénā) meaning "army, armament, armed force" combined with नायक (nāyak) meaning "hero".
SENDAYDIEGOFilipino
"DIEGO of Sendai", from Sendai (仙台) (Xiāntái), "platform of the Immortals" in Chinese
SENGGerman
1. Topographic name for someone who lived by land cleared by fire, from Middle High German sengen ‘to singe or burn’. ... [more]
SENGUPTABengali, Indian
Derived from Sanskrit सेना (sénā) meaning "army, armament" combined with Gupta.
SENJEANFrench (Landes & Pyrenee)
Probably from St John (saint-jean) from Christianization of Basques and misspelled
SENJUJapanese (Rare)
Sen means "One thousand" and Ju means "Congratulations".
SENNGerman
Derived from the Middle High German word senne meaning "dairy farmer".
SENNAPortuguese
Possibly coming from the surname "Sanna", it may mean "one with a big protruding tooth".... [more]
SENRIJapanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 千里 with 千 (sen, chi) meaning "thousand" and 里 (ri, sato) meaning "league, parent's home, ri (type of measurement), village."... [more]
SENSABAUGHAmerican
Americanized form of German Sensenbach, a topographic name formed with an unexplained first element + Middle High German bach ‘creek’.
SENSENBACHGerman
A topographic name formed with an unexplained first element + Middle High German bach ‘creek’. Pretty common in Iowa and Pennsylvania.
SEOKorean
From the Sino-Korean 徐 (seo) meaning "slowly, quietly, calmly" or "composed, poised" or 西 (seo) meaning "west, western".
SEOANEGalician
This indicates familial origin within any of multiple localities that bear this syncopated form of the name San Xoán.
SEPPEstonian
Occupational surname from the Estonian word sepp meaning "smith".
SERBIASpanish
Unknown.. researching history of the spanish name that was first identify being used in Utado Puerto, Rico in 1790s by Fransico Serbia and Paula Serbia Filare
SERGEEVRussian
Means "son of Sergey".
SERGEYEVRussian
Variant transcription of Sergeev.
SERIKBAEVKazakh
Means "son of Serikbay".
SERIKOVKazakh
Means "son of Serik".
SERIZAWAJapanese
Last name of Dr.Serizawa, inventor of the Oxogen Destroyer from Godzilla 1954.
SERPIKRussian
A diminutive of sickle. "little sickle"
SERRACatalan
It literally means "mountain range".
SERRALLONGACatalan
Taken from the name of a town in the Vallespir district, in Northern Catalonia.
SERREFrench
Means 'greenhouse' in French.
SERVOPOULOSGreek
Means "descendant of a Serb" in Greek.
SESAYAfrican, Temne, Loko, Limba, Kuranko
Is a Muslim Surname from Sierra Leone. It is used among many tribes.
SETHScottish, Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Sithigh or Ó Síthigh (see Sheehy).
SETHIndian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh) meaning "merchant, banker", ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭh) meaning "excellent, best".
SETHERNorwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Seter or Sæter.
SETHIIndian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Thai
Contraction of Sanskrit श्रेष्ठी (śreṣṭhi) denoting the head of a mercantile or other guild.
SETHNAIndian (Parsi)
Gujarati Parsi name meaning "pertaining to the banker", derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh) meaning "merchant, banker" (see Seth).
SETIAWANIndonesian, Javanese
From the given name Setiawan.
SETOJapanese
This name is used as Se "Riffle" and To "Door". Asami Seto is a voice actress with this surname.
SETONScottish
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]
SETOUJapanese
Variant transcription of Seto.
SETSUSHIJapanese
From Japanese 節 (setsu) meaning "section, period, verse, melody" and 死 (shi) meaning "death". Other kanji combinations are possible.
ŠEVČÍKCzech
Ševčík means "small shoemaker" in Czech.
SEVELEVRussian
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]
SEVERCroatian, Slovene
From Proto-Slavic sěverъ meaning ''north''.
SEVERNEnglish
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".
SEVERNEnglish
From a medieval personal name derived from Severinus (Latin).
SEVERSONAmerican
Probably an Americanized form of Sivertsen, Sivertson, or Sievertsen.
SEVIEREnglish
Occupational name for a sieve-maker, Middle English siviere (from an agent derivative of Old English sife "sieve").
SÉVIGNYFrench
A kind of bush.
SEWALLEnglish (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""
SEWELLEnglish
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]
SEWINAGerman, 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]
SEYLERGerman
Germanic surname
SEZERTurkish
Means "intuition", from Turkish sezmek meaning "to understand, to perceive".
SEZGINTurkish
Means "sagacious, insightful" in Turkish.
SFERRAZZAItalian
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.
SHACKLADYEnglish
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]
SHACKLEFORDEnglish, 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]
SHADEEnglish, 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]
SHADELGerman (Anglicized, ?)
Derived from the German 'Schadle', meaning cranium or skull.
SHADOWEnglish
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.
SHADYEngish, Irish
Origin unidentified. Possibly Irish or English.
SHAFFNERGerman, German (Swiss)
Americanized version of German occupational name for a steward or bailiff, variant of Schaffner and Schaffer.... [more]
SHAHPersian, Urdu
Derived from Persian شاه (šâh) meaning "king, monarch", referring to a title used by former Iranian monarchs.
SHAHIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sādhú) meaning "gentleman, virtuous man".
SHAHBAZAncient Persian
Shahbaz is the name of a fable bird, used on the first banner of the Persian Achaemenid Empire.
SHAHEENArabic, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Shahin.
SHAHINIPersian, Albanian
From the given name Shahin or from one of the multiple places in Iran named Shahini.
SHAHZADUrdu, Pashto
From the given name Shahzad.
SHAIHebrew (Modern)
From the unisex given name Shai.
SHAINWALDGerman
German for "beautiful forest", probably (?) related to Sheinfeld
SHAKEDHebrew
Means Almond in Hebrew
SHAKERAJamaican 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 ,
SHAKESHAFTEnglish (British)
Similar in origin to surnames such as Shakesheave, Shakespeare and Wagstaffe.
SHAKOORMuslim
From a Muslim personal name based on Arabic shakūr "grateful".
SHAKSHUKIArabic (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.
SHAKYANepali, 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.
SHALADIArabic (Maghrebi)
Of unknown meaning (chiefly Libyan).
SHALEVHebrew
Means “peaceful, calm, serene” in Hebrew (see Shalev).
SHALHOUBArabic
From a personal name based on the word shalhub meaning "generous".
SHALITHebrew
From Hebrew שליט (shalit) meaning "ruler" or "ruling, governing, dominant".
SHALLCROSSEnglish
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).
SHANChinese
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]
SHANGujarati, Hindi
A Gujarati and Hindi surname with an unknown meaning.
SHANAHANIrish
Anglicised form of Ó Seanachain.
SHANAVAZOVDargin, Dagestani
Means "son of Shakhnavaz"; the name itself is of Persian origin meaning "shah (king) of grace".
SHANDYEnglish (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]
SHANKARIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
From the given name Shankar.
SHANKSEnglish (Modern)
Possibly a diminutive of LONGSHANKS, which would be given to a tall or gangly person.
SHAPIRAHebrew
Variant spelling of Shapiro.
SHARIFBengali (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic, Somali
From the Arabic title شَرِيف (šarīf) meaning "noble, honoured, excellent", denoting a Muslim ruler, religious leader, or descendant of Muhammad.
SHARIFOVTajik, Azerbaijani
Means "son of Sharif", as well as variant of Azerbaijani Şərifov.
SHARONHebrew
From the given name Sharon.
SHARPEEnglish
Variant of Sharp.
SHARPTONEnglish
Habitational name from Sharperton in Northumberland, possibly so named from Old English scearp "steep" and beorg "hill", "mound" and tun "settlement".
SHATNERGerman (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 Priceline.com commercials.
SHAULISLithuanian
Occupational name from Lithuanian šaulys ‘rifleman’.
SHAVITHebrew (Modern)
From the given name Shavit, means "comet" in Hebrew.
SHAYIrish
Variant of Shea.
SHEChinese
From Chinese 佘 (shé), which is of unknown significance.
SHEARDEnglish
English surname which was originally from a place name meaning "gap between hills" in Old English.
SHEBANIArabic (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).
SHEEHANIrish (Anglicized, Archaic)
From irish "O Siodhachain" meaning "descendant of Siodhach" - peaceful or gentle, courteous.
SHEENEnglish
Meaning unknown, though possibly a variant of Sean. A famous bearer of the surname is actor Charlie Sheen.
SHEEPSHANKSScottish
From a medieval Scottish and northern English nickname for someone with a strange or awkward way of walking (literally "sheeplegs").
SHEFFIELDEnglish, English (British)
A surname which named after an city in England.... [more]
SHEHADEHArabic
Derived from Arabic شَهَادَة (šahāda) meaning "testimony, witness, belief (in Islam)".
SHEIKHIndian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Somali, Arabic, Persian, Punjabi
From the Arabic title شَيْخ (šayḵ) meaning "chief, chieftain, head", used as title to denote a political or spiritual leader of a Muslim community.
SHELDONEnglish
From an Old English place name meaning "valley with steep sides".
SHELDRAKEEnglish
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").
SHELLAmerican
Posibly from the given name Shell.
SHEMESHHebrew
Means "sun" in Hebrew.
SHEMTOVHebrew (Modern)
Means "good name", derived from Hebrew שם (shem) means "name" and טוב (tov) means "good".
SHENChinese
From Chinese 沈 (shěn) which refers to the ancient state of Shen (Shěn) located in the present-day province of Henan.
SHENChinese
From Chinese 申 (shēn) meaning "to extend, to stretch", also referring to the ancient Chinese state of Shen (Shēn) during the Zhou dynasty.
SHENChinese
From Chinese 慎 (shèn) meaning "cautious, acting sincerely, with care".
SHENTONEnglish
"Beautiful town" in Old English. Parishes in Leicestershire, and Cheshire.
SHEPTITSKIYUkrainian
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.
SHERALIEVUzbek, Tajik, Kyrgyz
Means "son of Sherali", from a combination of the names Sher and Ali (1).
SHERESHEVSKYRussian, 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]
SHERKHANZAIAfghani
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.
SHERPANepali, 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]
SHERRARDEnglish
Probably from a medieval nickname based on Middle English shere "bright, fair", with the derogatory suffix -ard.
SHERWINEnglish
English: nickname for a swift runner, from Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’ + wind ‘wind’.
SHERWOODEnglish
Means bright wood.... [more]
SHERZAIPashto
Variant transcription of Shirzai.
SHEVELEVRussian
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.
SHIBANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Shebani.
SHIBASAKIJapanese
Shiba (柴) means firewood, Saki (崎) means small peninsula.
SHIBATAJapanese
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."
SHIBAYAMAJapanese
From Japanese 柴 (shiba) meaning "brushwood, firewood" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
SHIBUTANIJapanese
From Japanese 澁 or 渋 (shibu) meaning "rough" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
SHIBUYAJapanese
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.
SHIELDEnglish
Metonymic occupational name for an armorer, from Middle English scheld "shield" (Old English scild, sceld).
SHIEMKEGerman, Polish, Slavic
Americanized spelling of Kashub Name: "Shiemke" Root Name: "Schimke" "Szymek" or "Szymko" ... [more]
SHIMKorean
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]
SHIMAJapanese
From Japanese 島 (shima) meaning "island".
SHIMADAJapanese
From Japanese 島 (shima) meaning "island" combined with 田 (da) meaning "rice paddy, cultivated field".
SHIMADZUJapanese
Variant transcription of Shimazu.
SHIMAMOTOJapanese
From Japanese 島 (shima) meaning "island" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
SHIMAMURAJapanese
From the Japanese 島, 嶋 or 嶌 (shima) "island" and 村, 邑 or 邨 (mura) "village."
SHIMAOKAJapanese
島 (Shima) means "Island", 岡 (Oka) means "Ridge, Hill".
SHIMAZAKIJapanese
Shima means "Island" and Zaki means "Peninsula, Cape, Promontory".
SHIMAZUJapanese
From Japanese 島 (shima) meaning "island" and 津 (zu) meaning "harbor".
SHIMEJapanese
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, kokoroza.su, 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]
SHIMONOJapanese
From Japanese 下 (shimo) meaning "under, below" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
SHIMOOKAJapanese
Shimo means "Under, Below" and Oka means "Ridge, Hill". A notable bearer is Renjo Shimooka, who was a professional photographer.
SHIMOTSUKIJapanese (Rare)
霜 (Shimo) means " (Hoar)frost" and 月 (Tsuki) means "Month, Moon". This is the traditional name for November in the Japanese language. It is also beared by Haruka Shimotsuki, a singer.
SHIMOYAMAJapanese
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.
SHIMURAJapanese
From Japanese 志 (shi) meaning "purpose" or 紫 (shi) meaning "purple" combined with 村 (mura) meaning "village".
SHINKorean
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]
SHINDEIndian, Marathi
Meaning unknown; this was also the name of a Indian dynasty from Maharashtra.
SHINDENJapanese
See Arata,this is simply the formal pronunciation.
SHINGLEREnglish
An occupational name for someone who laid wooden tiles, or shingles on roofs, an agent derivative Middle English schingle ‘shingle’. ... [more]
SHINKAIJapanese
From Japanese 深 (shin) "deep" or 新 (shin) "new" combined with 海 (kai) "sea".
SHINMARAncient 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]
SHINNEnglish
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.
SHINOBUJapanese
Shinobu is a Japanese name meaning "recall" or "endurance."
SHINODAJapanese
From Japanese 篠 (shino) meaning "bamboo grass" and 田 (da) meaning "field, rice paddy".
SHINOHARAJapanese (Rare)
Shino means "Bamboo Stem", but it's most likely the kanji meaning "Rope", while Hara means "Plain).
SHINWARIPashto
Perhaps from Shinwar, the name of a Pashtun-inhabited district in Afghanistan. The Shinwari are a Pashtun tribe found in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
SHIOJapanese (Rare)
Shio means "Salt", this one of the most rarest Japanese surnames databases have compiled, I have two sources.
SHIOKAWAJapanese
Shio means "Salt, Tide" and Kawa means "River, Stream."
SHIPLEYEnglish (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’.
SHIRAIJapanese
From the Japanese 白 (shira or shiro) "white" and 井 (i) "well."
SHIRAISHIJapanese
Shira means "White" and Ishi means "Stone". Minoru Shiraishi is a Japanese voice actor.
SHIRAISHIJapanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 石 (ishi) meaning "stone".
SHIRAKAWAJapanese
Shira means "White" and Kawa means "River".
SHIROMORIJapanese
From Japanese 白 (shiro) combined with 森 (mori) meaning forest. Other kanji combinations are possible.
SHIRZAIPashto
Means "son of Sher", from the given name Sher combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son".
SHISHANIChechen (Expatriate), Arabic
Means "Chechen (person)" in Arabic. It is primarily used by Chechens living in the Arab world or the United States.
SHISHIDOJapanese
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.
SHISHIGAMIJapanese
A Japanese surname meaning "deer god".
SHIVAZADungan
Derived from Chinese 十娃子 (shí wázǐ) manning "the tenth child". A notable bearer was Iasyr Shivaza (1906-1988), a Soviet Dungan poet.
SHIVERSIrish
Irish variant of Chivers.
SHLOMOVJewish, Russian
Means "son of Shlomo".
SHNAYDERMANYiddish
It literally means "snitherman".
SHOJapanese
Japanese name meaning "to fly/soar" or "wind instrument".
SHOAFAmerican
Origin is unknown but it is the surname of American Rachel Shoaf who is a convicted murderer.
SHOCKLEYEnglish
(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"
SHOENGerman (Anglicized), Jewish
Americanized spelling of German or Ashkenazic Jewish Schön or Schoen.
SHOHAMHebrew
Means "onyx" in Hebrew.
SHOJIJapanese
From the Japanese 庄 (sho) "level" and 司 (shi or ji) "director," "official."
SHOPAUkrainian
Jewish, found in Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine. Native spelling is Шопа.
SHOSHANHebrew
From Hebrew שׁוֹשָׁן (shoshán) meaning "lily".
SHOUYUJapanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Shoyu.
SHOVKHALOVChechen
Chechen surname of unknown meaning.
SHOYUJapanese (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.
SHŌZŌJapanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 宗 (shuu, sou, mune) meaning "origin, religion, sect" and 像 (zou) meaning "figure, image, picture, portrait, statue."... [more]
SHPIGLYiddish
Yiddish form of Spiegel.
SHPILBARGYiddish
Yiddish form of Spielberg.
SHRAPNELEnglish
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.
SHRESTHANepali
Means "most excellent" or "noble" in Nepali, derived from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭha) meaning "excellent, best".
SHRIVASTAVIndian, 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".
SHRIVASTAVAIndian, Nepali, Marathi, Hindi
Variant transcription of Shrivastav.
SHROPSHIREEnglish
Regional name from the county of Shropshire, on the western border of England with Wales.
SHTEYNFELDYiddish
It means "stone field".
SHTEYNHOYZYiddish
It literally means "stonehouse".
SHUBINRussian
Derived from Russian шуба (shuba) meaning "fur coat".
SHUCKEnglish
Origin uncertain; perhaps a nickname from Middle English schucke "devil, fiend".
SHUFFLEBOTTOMEnglish
Meaning: "From a sheep valley"
SHUKLAIndian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit शुक्ल (śukla) meaning "white, bright, pure".
SHUKRIArabic
Derived from Arabic شُكْرِيّ (šukriyy) meaning "thankful, of thanks".
SHULMANJewish
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'.
SHULTSJewish (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]
SHURGOTPolish, English (American)
Americanized spelling of Szurgot.
SHVARTSEBORDYiddish
It literally means "black beard".
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