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LINDSTRÖM Swedish
Derived from Swedish lind "linden tree" and ström "stream".
LINNA Finnish
Means "castle" in Finnish. A famous namesake is Väinö Linna (1920-1992), Finnish author of The Unknown Soldier.
LINTON English
Originally from place names meaning either "flax town" or "linden tree town" in Old English.
LINVILLE English
From an unknown place name.
LINWOOD English
Originally from place names meaning "linden tree forest" in Old English.
LIPPI Italian
From the given name FILIPPO. It is common in the area of Florence.
LIS Polish
Means "fox" in Polish, a nickname for a sly person.
LISTER Scottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac an Fleisdeir meaning "son of the arrow maker".
LITHGOW Scottish
Habitation name meaning derived from Celtic roots meaning "pool hollow". A famous bearer of this name is actor John Lithgow (1945-).
LITTLE English
Meaning simply "little", it was originally a nickname given to a short person.
LIU Chinese
From Chinese (liú) meaning "kill, destroy". This was the surname of Chinese emperors of the Han dynasty.
LJUNG Swedish
Means "heather" in Swedish.
LJUNGBORG Swedish
From Swedish ljung "heather" and borg "castle".
LJUNGGREN Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish ljung "heather" and gren "branch".
LJUNGMAN Swedish
From Swedish ljung "heather" and man "man".
LJUNGSTRAND Swedish
From Swedish ljung "heather" and strand "beach".
LLEWELLYN Welsh
Derived from the Welsh given name LLYWELYN.
LLOYD Welsh
Originally a nickname from the Welsh word llwyd meaning "grey".
LLYWELYN Welsh
Derived from the Welsh given name LLYWELYN.
LOBO Spanish, Portuguese
Originally a nickname meaning "wolf" in Spanish and Portuguese.
LOCATELLI Italian
From Locatello, a town in Lombardy, northern Italy, near the city of Bergamo.
LOCKWOOD English
From an English place name meaning "enclosed wood".
LOEWE German
Variant of LÖWE.
LÖFGREN Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish löv "leaf" and gren "branch".
LOGAN Scottish
From a Scottish place name meaning "little hollow", derived from Gaelic lag "hollow, pit".
LOHRENZ German
Derived from the given name LORENZ.
LOMAN Dutch
From various place names in the Netherlands, derived from Old Dutch loh meaning "meadow, clearing".
LOMBARDI Italian
Originally indicated someone who came from the Lombardy region of northern Italy, which was named for the Lombards, a Germanic tribe who invaded in the 6th century.
LOMIDZE Georgian
Means "son of the lion", from Georgian ლომი (lomi) meaning "lion".
LONČAR Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Means "potter", from Serbo-Croatian lonac, Slovene lonec meaning "pot".
LONDON English
From the name of the capital city of the United Kingdom, the meaning of which is uncertain.
LONG English
Originally a nickname for a person who had long limbs or who was tall.
LONGO Italian
Italian cognate of LONG.
LONGSTAFF English
Occupational name for an official who was equipped with a ceremonial staff, or a nickname for a tall person.
LÓPEZ Spanish
Means "son of LOPE" in Spanish.
LOPEZ Spanish
Variant of LÓPEZ.
LORENTZ German
Derived from the given name LORENZ.
LORENZ German
Derived from the given name LORENZ.
LORIS German
Derived from the given name LORENZ.
LORITZ German
Derived from the given name LORENZ.
LOSA Spanish
From Spanish losa meaning "tile, slab".
LOSNEDAHL Norwegian
From Norwegian dahl meaning "valley" and Losna, a place in Norway.
LOUIS French
From the given name LOUIS.
LOVÁSZ Hungarian
Means "groom, stableman, ostler" in Hungarian.
LOVE English
From the Old English given name Lufu meaning "love".
LOVEL English
Variant of LOWELL.
LOVELL English
Variant of LOWELL.
LOW English
Variant of LAW.
LÖWE German, Jewish
Means "lion" in German.
LOWE (1) Jewish (Anglicized)
Americanized form of LÖWE.
LOWE (2) English
Variant of LAW.
LOWELL English
From a nickname derived from a Norman French lou meaning "wolf" and a diminutive suffix.
LOWRY English, Scottish
From a diminutive of the given name LAURENCE (1).
LOYOLA Spanish, Basque
From the name of a place name near the town of Azpeitia in the Basque Country of Spain, derived from Basque loi meaning "mud". This was the birthplace of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), the founder of Jesuits.
LU Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "musical note" and also referring to the former state of Lu, which was situated in what is now Henan province.
LUCAS English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch
Derived from the given name LUCAS. A famous bearer of this surname is George Lucas (1944-), the creator of the Star Wars movies.
LUCASSEN Dutch
Means "son of LUCAS".
LUDVIGSEN Danish
Means "son of LUDVIG".
LUDWIG German
From the given name LUDWIG.
LUKÁCS Hungarian
From the given name LUKÁCS.
LUKESON English
Means "son of LUKE".
LUKIĆ Serbian
Means "son of LUKA".
LUM English
From the name of towns in England called Lumb, probably from Old English lum "pool".
LUND Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English
Indicated a person who lived near a grove of trees, from Old Norse lundr meaning "grove". There are towns in Sweden and Britain called Lund.
LUNDBERG Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund "grove" and berg "mountain".
LUNDGREN Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund "grove" and gren "branch".
LUNDQVIST Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund "grove" and qvist "twig, branch".
LUNGU Romanian
Romanian cognate of LONG.
LUPEI Romanian
Variant of LUPU.
LUPO Italian
From an Italian nickname meaning "wolf".
LUPU Romanian
From Romanian lup meaning "wolf".
LUSK Scottish
Possibly means "cave" in Gaelic.
LUTHER German
From the old given name LEUTHAR.
LUZZATTO Italian
From an Italian form of Lusatia, a region of eastern Germany.
LYKKE Danish
Means "happiness" in Danish.
LYNCH Irish
From Irish Ó Loingsigh meaning "descendant of Loingseach", a given name meaning "mariner".
LYNDON English
Originally from a place name meaning "linden tree hill" in Old English.
LYNE Scottish
Habitational name for someone who lived in places of this name in Scotland.
LYNN English
From the name of a town in Norfolk (King's Lynn), derived from Welsh llyn meaning "lake".
LYNTON English
Variant of LINTON.
LYON (1) English, French
Originally denoted a person from the city of Lyon in central France, originally Latin Lugdunum, of Gaulish origin meaning "hill fort of LUGUS". It could also denote a person from the small town of Lyons-la-Forêt in Normandy.
LYON (2) English, French
From a nickname derived from Old French and Middle English lion meaning "lion".
LYON (3) French, English
From the given name LEON.
MA Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "horse".
MAAS Dutch, Low German
From the given name MAAS.
MAC AN ABA Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of MCNAB.
MAC AN BAIRD Scottish
Scottish form of Mac an Bhaird (see WARD (2)).
MAC AN BHAIRD Irish
Irish Gaelic form of WARD (2).
MAC AN FLEISDEIR Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of LISTER.
MACANGUS Scottish
Means "son of ANGUS" in Gaelic.
MAC AODHA Scottish, Irish
Means "son of AODH" in Gaelic.
MAC AODHAGÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KEEGAN.
MACAR Turkish
Means "Hungarian" in Turkish.
MACASLAN Scottish
Means "son of ABSALOM" in Gaelic.
MACBETH Scottish
Derived from the Gaelic given name Mac Beatha meaning "son of life", which denoted a man of religious devotion. This was the name of an 11th-century Scottish king, and the name of a play based on his life by William Shakespeare.
MAC BRANAIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BRANNON.
MAC CÁBA Irish, Scottish
Irish Gaelic form of MCCABE.
MACCAILÍN Irish, Scottish
Means "son of CAILEAN" in Gaelic.
MACCALLION Scottish
Anglicized form of MACCAILÍN.
MACCALLUM Scottish
From Gaelic Mac Coluim meaning "son of COLUMBA".
MACCANCE Scottish
Variant form of MACANGUS.
MACCARRICK Irish
Means "son of Cúcharraige" in Irish. The given name Cúcharraige is composed of "hound" and carraig "rock".
MACCHRUIM Scottish
Means "son of Crum", where Crum is a Gaelic byname meaning "bent".
MAC CIONAODHA Scottish
Irish Gaelic form of MCKENNA.
MAC CLÉIRICH Irish
Means "son of the clerk" in Irish.
MACCLERY Irish
Anglicized form of MAC CLÉIRICH.
MAC CNÁIMHÍN Irish
Means "son of Cnámh". The Irish given name Cnámh means "bone".
MAC CONMARA Irish
Gaelic form of MCNAMARA.
MACCOUGHLAN Irish
Means "son of Cochlán". The given name Cochlán is derived from Irish cochal meaning "cape" or "hood".
MACCRUM Scottish
Anglicized form of MACCHRUIM.
MACCRUMB Scottish
Variant form of MACCRUM.
MAC DAIBHÉID Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCDEVITT.
MAC DHUIBHINSE Irish
Irish Gaelic form of VINCENT (2).
MAC DIARMADA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCDERMOTT.
MACDONALD Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Domhnaill meaning "son of DONALD". It originates from the Highland clan Donald.
MACDOUGALL Scottish
Means "son of DOUGAL" in Scottish.
MAC DUIBHSHÍTHE Scottish, Irish
Means "son of Duibhshíth" in Gaelic. The given name Duibhshíth means "black peace".
MACEACHTHIGHEARNA Scottish
Means "son of Eichthighearn", where the personal name Eichthighearn means "horse lord" in Gaelic.
MACEK Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name MATĚJ.
MAC EOGHAIN Irish, Scottish
Means "son of EOGHAN" in Gaelic.
MACEY English
Variant of MASSEY.
MAC GHABHANN Irish
Means "son of the smith" in Irish.
MAC GILLEAIN Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of MCLAIN.
MAC GILLE FHAOLAIN Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of MCCLELLAND.
MAC GIOLLA BHRIGHDE Irish
Means "son of the servant of BRIGHID" in Irish.
MAC GIOLLA DHUIBH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KILDUFF.
MAC GIOLLA EOIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCLAIN.
MACGOWAN Irish
Anglicized form of MAC GHABHANN.
MACGREGOR Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Griogair meaning "son of GREGOR". It originates from the Highland clan Gregor. A famous bearer was the Scottish folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734).
MACHADO Portuguese, Spanish
Denoted a person who made or used hatchets, derived from Spanish and Portuguese machado "hatchet", both from Latin marculus "little hammer".
MACHÁŇ Czech
Derived from the given name Mach, a Czech diminutive of MATĚJ and other given names beginning with Ma.
MACÍAS Spanish
Derived from the given name MATEO.
MACKAY Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MAC AODHA.
MACKENZIE Scottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Coinnich meaning "son of COINNEACH". It originates from the Kintail area of Scotland on the northwest coast.
MAC LEÒID Scottish
Gaelic form of MCLEOD.
MAC MAGHNUIS Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCMANUS.
MAC MATHGHAMHNA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCMAHON.
MAC NAOIMHÍN Irish, Scottish
Means "son of NAOMHÁN" In Gaelic.
MAC NEACHTAIN Irish, Scottish
Means "son of NECHTAN" in Gaelic.
MACNEVIN Irish
Anglicized form of MAC NAOIMHÍN.
MAC NIADH Irish
Means "son of Niadh" in Irish. The given name Niadh means "champion".
MAÇON French
French cognate of MASON.
MACQUEEN Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MACSHUIBHNE.
MACSHUIBHNE Irish, Scottish
Means "son of SUIBHNE" in Gaelic.
MAC SÍTHIGH Irish
Gaelic form of MCSHEEHY.
MAC UILEAGÓID Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCELLIGOTT.
MACWILLIAM Scottish
Means "son of WILLIAM" in Gaelic.
MACY English
Variant of MASSEY.
MADDEN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó MADAIDHÍN.
MADDOX Welsh
Derived from the given name MADOC.
MADEIRA Portuguese
Occupational name for a carpenter, from Portuguese madeira "wood".
MADIGAN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó MADAIDHÍN.
MADISON English
Means "son of MAUD". A famous bearer of this surname was the fourth American president James Madison (1751-1836).
MADSEN Danish
Means "son of MADS".
MAEDA Japanese
From Japanese (mae) meaning "front, forward" and (ta) meaning "field".
MAES Flemish
Flemish form of MAAS.
MAESSEN Dutch
Means "son of MAAS".
MAESTRI Italian
Means "master" in Italian.
MAGALHÃES Portuguese
Denoted a person hailing from one of the numerous minor places of this name in Portugal, possibly of Celtic origin.
MAG AONGHUIS Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCGUINNESS.
MAGEE Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MAC AODHA.
MAGNUSSON Swedish
Means "son of MAGNUS".
MAGORIAN Irish
Possibly a variant of MCGOWAN or MCGOVERN.
MAG RAITH Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of MCCRAE.
MAGRO Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From a nickname meaning "thin, lean", ultimately from Latin macer.
MAG SHAMHRADHÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCGOVERN.
MAG UIDHIR Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MCGUIRE.
MAGUIRE Irish
Variant of MCGUIRE.
MAGYAR Hungarian
Means "Hungarian" in Hungarian.
MAH Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese (see MA).
MAHONEY Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Mathghamhna meaning "descendant of MATHGHAMHAIN".
MAINA Eastern African, Kikuyu
Derived from the given name MAINA.
MAISURADZE Georgian
From Georgian მაისურა (maisura) meaning "shirt", perhaps an occupational name for one who made or sold them.
MAJEWSKI Polish
Derived from Polish maj meaning "May". It may have been given in reference to the month the bearer was baptized.
MÄKELÄ Finnish
Means "the place of the hill" in Finnish.
MAKI (1) Japanese
From Japanese (maki) meaning "shepherd, tend cattle".
MAKI (2) Japanese
From Japanese (ma) meaning "real, genuine" and (ki) meaning "tree".
MÄKINEN Finnish
Derived from Finnish mäki meaning "hill".
MAKSIMOV Russian
Means "son of MAKSIM".
MALDONADO Spanish
From a nickname meaning "badly given, ill-favoured" in Spanish.
MALINOWSKI Polish
From Polish malina meaning "raspberry", originally indicating a person who lived near a raspberry patch.
MALLEY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó MÁILLE.
MALLON Irish
Variant of MALONE.
MALLORY English
From Old French maloret meaning "unfortunate, unlucky", a term introduced to England by the Normans.
MALLOYE Irish
Variant of MOLLOY.
MALONE Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Maoil Eoin meaning "descendant of a disciple of Saint JOHN".
MAŁY Polish
Polish cognate of MALÝ.
MALÝ Czech
Means "small" in Czech.
MAN Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of WEN.
MANCINI Italian
Diminutive of MANCO.
MANCO Italian
Means "left-handed" in Italian, derived from Latin mancus meaning "maimed".
MANCUSO Sicilian
Sicilian variant of MANCO.
MANDEL German, Yiddish
Means "almond" in German, an occupational name for a grower or seller, or a topographic name for a person who lived near an almond tree. As a Jewish name it is ornamental.
MANDELBAUM Jewish
Means "almond tree" in German.
MANFREDI Italian
Derived from the given name MANFREDO.
MANFREDONIA Italian
Originally indicated a person from Manfredonia, Italy. The city was named for the 13th-century King Manfred of Sicily.
MANGOLD German
From the given name MANAGOLD.
MANN German, English
From a nickname meaning "man". This may have originally been given in order to distinguish the bearer from a younger person with the same name.
MANTOVANI Italian
From the name of the city of Mantua in Lombardy, northern Italy (Mantova in Italian).
MANZ German
From a diminutive of the given name MANAGOLD.
MARADONA Spanish
From the name of a place near Lugo in northern Spain. A notable bearer is the former Argentinian soccer star Diego Maradona (1960-).
MARANGOZ Turkish
Occupational name meaning "joiner, carpenter" in Turkish.
MARCHAND English, French
Occupational name meaning "merchant", ultimately from Latin mercari "to trade".
MARCHEGIANO Italian
From the name of the Marche region in Italy, derived from Late Latin marca meaning "borderland". It was the real surname of the American boxer Rocky Marciano (1923-1969), who was born Rocco Marchegiano.
MARCHESI Italian
From the Italian title marchese meaning "marquis". It was probably a nickname for a person who behaved like a marquis or worked in the household of a marquis.
MARCHETTI Italian
From a diminutive of the given name MARCO.
MARCHIONI Italian
Possibly from the given name MELCHIORRE or the compound name MARCO GIOVANNI.
MARCONI Italian
Derived from the given name MARCO.
MÅRDH Swedish
From Swedish mård meaning "pine marten".
MAREK Polish, Czech, Slovak
Derived from the given name MAREK.
MARI Italian
Aphetic form of ALTIMARI.
MARÍA Spanish
From the given the name MARÍA.
MARIA Italian, Portuguese
From the given the name MARIA.
MARIANI Italian
From the given name MARIANO.
MARIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of MARIJA".
MARIE French
From the given name MARIE.
MARINO Italian, Spanish
Derived from the given name MARINO.
MARINOS Greek
Derived from the given name MARINOS.
MARINOV Bulgarian
Means "son of MARIN".
MARION French
Derived from the given name MARION (1).
MARK English
Derived from the given name MARK.
MARKEY Irish
From the Irish Ó Marcaigh meaning "descendant of Marcach", a given name meaning "horse rider".
MARKÓ Hungarian
Derived from the given name MÁRK.
MARKOV Bulgarian, Russian
Means "son of MARKO or MARK".
MARKUSSON Swedish
Means "son of MARKUS".
MARLEY English
Originally denoted a person who hailed from one of the various places in Britain called Marley, ultimately meaning either "pleasant wood", "boundary wood" or "marten wood" in Old English. One of the main characters in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (1843) bears this surname.
MARLOW English
Originally a name for a person from Marlow in Buckinghamshire, England. The place name means "remnants of a lake" from Old English mere "lake" and lafe "remnants, remains". A notable bearer was the English playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593).
MARMO Italian
Means "marble" in Italian, possibly indicating a person who lived near a quarry or one who worked with marble.
MARQUARDT German
From Old High German marka "border, boundary" and wart "protector". This was an occupational name for a border guard.
MARQUERING Dutch
Possibly a Dutch form of MARQUARDT.
MÁRQUEZ Spanish
Means "son of MARCOS".
MARSDEN English
From a place name derived from Old English mearc "boundary" and denu "valley".
MARSHALL English
Derived from Middle English mareschal "marshal", ultimately from Germanic marah "horse" and scalc "servant". It originally referred to someone who took care of horses.
MARSTON English
From a place name derived from Old English mersc "marsh" and tun "enclosure".
MARSZAŁEK Polish
Polish cognate of MARSHALL.
MARTEL (1) English, French
Derived from the given name Martel, a medieval diminutive of MARTIN.
MARTEL (2) French, English
Nickname for a smith, derived from Old French martel "hammer", ultimately from Late Latin martellus.
MARTELLI Italian
Italian form of MARTEL (2).
MARTENS Dutch, Flemish
Means "son of MARTEN".
MARTÍ Catalan
Derived from the given name MARTÍ.