Hebrew Submitted Surnames
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ASHKENAZI Hebrew, Jewish
From the name of a kingdom referenced in the Hebrew Bible named Ashkenaz
, also used to refer to Jews living in Europe or Slavic countries. The name itself is mostly likely derived from Assyrian Aškūza
, in turn, the Assyrians probably based the name off of that of the Scythians.
BAR Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Bar
, means "son" or "grain, cereal" referring to a grain cleaned of its chaff; clean, pure; wild, outside, in the nature.
Acronym of the first two letters for the Hebrew phrase "son of the Rabbi Samuel." Bar Rabbi Schmul
Thought by some to be a patronymic surname meaning "son of Zilai", but this is actually incorrect. The surname actually derives from Barzillai
, the name of a character from the Talmud. His name meant "man of iron" or "iron-hearted", derived from Hebrew barzel
DIAMANT Hebrew, Jewish
Jewish surname derived from French and German diamant
meaning "diamond", used to denote a jeweler.
GURSULTUR Jewish (Latinized), Kurdish, Hebrew
This name is a composition of the following words: GUR; Hebrew for "lion cub", SUL; which is an abbreviation of Suleman (Kurdish for king Solomon), TUR; this word is derived from the Arba'ah Turim. The Arbaáh Turim are often called simply the Tur, which is an important Halakhic code.... [more]
Jehle-Romanov surname was given name of monarchical leaders over the areas of eastern Eurasia known as Russia and all Russia's yet upon revolution family erroneously reported all dead. Most family of Alexander died while remaining in Russia, while those whom escaped circa 1880 survived... [more]
JOSEPH Hebrew, English, Dutch, Yiddish
From Ioseph, the Latin form of Greek Ιωσηφ (Ioseph), which was from the Hebrew name יוֹסֵף (Yosef) meaning "he will add". In the Old Testament, Joseph is the eleventh son of Jacob. Because he was the favourite of his father, his older brothers sent him to Egypt and told their father that he had died... [more]
KOREN Slovene, Hebrew
Koren is a surname which has multiple origins. Koren may be a variant of the German occupational surname Korn
, meaning a dealer in grain. Alternatively, it may be a variant of the Greek female name Kora
Margulis is a surname that is derived from the Ashkenazi Hebrew pronunciation of the Hebrew word מרגלית (Israeli Hebrew /maʁɡaˈlit/), meaning 'pearl,'
MIZRAHI Hebrew, Jewish
From Hebrew מִזְרָחִי (mizrakhí)
meaning "East, eastern", itself from מִזְרָח (mizrakh)
From Hebrew רָבִיב (raviv)
meaning "droplet, rain, drizzle".
Transferred use of the given name Shalev
meaning "calm, tranquil"; more commonly used as a surname.
SHEMTOV Hebrew (Modern)
Means "good name", derived from Hebrew שם (shem
) means "name" and טוב (tov
) means "good".
SIMANTOV Hebrew (Modern)
Means "good sign", derived from Hebrew סימן (siman
) means "sign" and טוב (tov
) means "good".
WEINSTOCK English, German, Hebrew
This surname of WEINSTOCK is the English variant of the German surname WENSTOCK, an occupational name for a producer or seller of wine, derived originally from the Old German WEIN. The name was also adopted by Ashkenazic Jews, largely recollecting the prominence of wine in the Jewish Scriptures and its used in Jewish ceremonies... [more]
YOMTOV Hebrew (Modern)
Means "good day", derived from Hebrew יום (yom
) means "day" and טוב (tov
) means "good".
Derived from the the given name Zohar
meaning "light, brilliance" in Hebrew.