All Surnames

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Lefèvre French
Occupational name meaning "blacksmith" in Old French, derived from Latin faber.
Leggièri Italian
Means "light, thin" in Sicilian.
Legrand French
Means "the tall, the large" in French.
Lehmann German
From Middle High German lehenman meaning "vassal, liege man".
Lehr German
From Old High German loh meaning "meadow, clearing".
Lehrer Jewish
Means "teacher" in German (Yiddish לערער (lerer)).
Lehtinen Finnish
Derived from Finnish lehti meaning "leaf".
Lehtonen Finnish
Derived from Finnish lehto meaning "grove, small forest".
Leifsson Icelandic, Swedish
Means "son of Leif".
Leigh English
Variant of Lee 1.
Leitner German
Referred to one who lived on a hillside, from Middle High German lite "slope".
Leitz German
Derived from the archaic given name Leutz, a variant of Lutz.
Leitzke German
Either from Leitzkau, the name of a town in Saxony-Anhalt, or from a diminutive of the given name Leutz, a variant of Lutz.
Lemaire French
Means "the mayor" in French. It was a title given to a town official, or else a nickname for someone who was pompous and officious.
Lémieux French
Derived from the place name Leymieux, a town in the Rhône-Alpes region of France.
Lemmi Italian
From a short form of the given name Guglielmo. It is typical of Tuscany.
Lemoine French
Means "the monk" in French. This was typically a nickname or an occupational name for a person who worked in a monastery.
Lengyel Hungarian
Means "Polish" in Hungarian.
Lenin Russian (Modern)
Surname adopted by the Russian revolutionary and founder of the former Soviet state Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924), whose birth surname was Ulyanov. He probably adapted it from the name of the River Lena in Siberia.
Lennartsson Swedish
Means "son of Lennart".
Lennon Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Leannáin, which means "descendant of Leannán". The byname Leannán means "lover". The name was borne by the musician John Lennon (1940-1980).
Lennox Scottish
From the name of a district in Scotland, called Leamhnachd in Gaelic, possibly meaning "place of elms".
Lenox Scottish
Variant of Lennox.
Lenz German
From a nickname meaning "springtime" in German.
León 1 Spanish
Referred to a person from the city of León in northern Spain, derived from Latin legio (genitive legionis) meaning "legion", so named because the Roman 7th Legion Gemina was stationed there.
León 2 Spanish
From the given name León.
Leonard English
Derived from the given name Leonard.
Leonardi Italian
From the given name Leonardo.
Leonardson English
Means "son of Leonard".
Leone Italian
Derived from the given name Leone 1.
Leong Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Liang.
Leoni Italian
Derived from the given name Leone 1.
Leroux French
Means "the red", from Old French ros "red". This was a nickname for a person with red hair.
Leroy French
Variant of Rey 1, using the definite article.
Lesauvage French
French form of Savage.
Leslie Scottish
From a Scottish clan name, earlier Lesselyn, derived from a place name in Aberdeenshire, itself probably from Gaelic leas celyn meaning "garden of holly".
Lestrange French
From Old French estrange, a cognate of Strange.
Leung Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Liang.
Lévesque French
Derived from French évêque, a cognate of Bishop.
Levi Jewish
From the given name Levi.
Levine Jewish
Patronymic from the given name Levi.
Lewandowski Polish
From the Polish estate name Lewandów, which is itself possibly derived from a personal name or from lawenda "lavender".
Lewerenz German
From a northern German form of the given name Lorenz.
Lewin English
Derived from the given name Leofwine.
Lewis 1 English
Derived from the given name Lewis. The author C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a bearer of this surname.
Lewis 2 Welsh
Anglicized form of Llywelyn.
Leyton English
Variant of Layton.
Li 1 Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "plum, plum tree". This was the surname of Chinese emperors of the Tang dynasty.
Li 2 Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "black".
Liang Chinese
From Chinese (liáng) referring to the ancient state of Liang, which existed from the 8th to 7th centuries BC in what is now Shaanxi province.
Liao Chinese
From Chinese (liào) referring to the ancient state of Liao, which was located in present-day Henan province.
Lichtenberg Jewish
Means "light hill" in German.
Lie Norwegian
From Norwegian li, Old Norse hlíð meaning "hillside, slope".
Lien Norwegian
Variant of Lie.
Liepiņš Latvian
From Latvian liepa meaning "linden tree".
Lim Chinese (Hokkien)
Min Nan romanization of Lin.
Lin Chinese
From Chinese (lín) meaning "forest".
Lincoln English
Originally indicated that the bearer was from the English city of Lincoln, called Lindum Colonia by the Romans, derived from Brythonic lindo "lake, pool" and Latin colonia "colony". A famous bearer was Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), president of the United States during the American Civil War.
Lind Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Old Norse lind meaning "linden tree".
Lindbeck Swedish
From Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and bäck (Old Norse bekkr) meaning "stream".
Lindberg Swedish
From Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and berg meaning "mountain".
Linden German
Derived from Old High German linta meaning "linden tree".
Lindgren Swedish
From Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch". A famous bearer of this name was Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002).
Lindholm Swedish
From Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and holme (Old Norse holmr) meaning "small island".
Lindon English
Variant of Lyndon.
Lindqvist Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and qvist (Old Norse kvistr) meaning "twig, branch".
Lindsay English, Scottish
From the region of Lindsey in Lincolnshire, which means "Lincoln island" in Old English.
Lindström Swedish
Derived from Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "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 Brythonic 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 (Old Norse lyng) meaning "heather" and borg meaning "castle".
Ljunggren Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish ljung (Old Norse lyng) meaning "heather" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch".
Ljungman Swedish
From Swedish ljung (Old Norse lyng) meaning "heather" and man (Old Norse maðr) meaning "person, man".
Ljungstrand Swedish
From Swedish ljung (Old Norse lyng) meaning "heather" and strand (Old Norse strǫnd) meaning "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.
Lo Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Luo.
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 (Old Norse lauf) meaning "leaf" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "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. Their name is derived from the Old German roots lang "long" and bart "beard".
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.
Lopes Portuguese
Means "son of Lopo" in Portuguese.
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.
Lorenzo Spanish
From the given name Lorenzo.
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.
Lovrić Croatian
Means "son of Lovro".
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.
Lozano Spanish
Means "healthy, exuberant, lively" in Spanish, originally used as a nickname for an elegant or haughty person.
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".
Lučić Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Luka".
Ludvigsen Danish
Means "son of Ludvig".
Ludwig German
From the given name Ludwig.
Lukács Hungarian
From the given name Lukács.
Lukeson English (Rare)
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".
Luna Spanish
From various places in Spain meaning "moon".
Lund Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Indicated a person who lived near a grove of trees, from Old Norse lundr meaning "grove". There are towns in Sweden named Lund.
Lundberg Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "grove" and berg meaning "mountain".
Lunde Norwegian
Variant of Lund.
Lundgren Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "grove" and gren (Old Norse grein) meaning "branch".
Lundin Swedish
Variant of Lund.
Lundqvist Swedish
Derived from Swedish lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "grove" and qvist (Old Norse kvistr) meaning "twig, branch".
Lundström Swedish
From Swedish lund (Old Norse lundr) meaning "grove" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Lungu Romanian
Romanian cognate of Long.
Luo Chinese
From Chinese (luó) referring to the minor state of Luo, which existed from the 11th to 7th centuries BC in what is now Hubei province.
Lupei Romanian
Variant of Lupu.
Lupo Italian
From an Italian nickname meaning "wolf".
Lupu Romanian
From Romanian lup meaning "wolf".
Lusk Scottish
Possibly from the place name Leask in Aberdeenshire, of unknown meaning.
Luther German
From the old given name Leuthar.
Luzzatto Italian
From an Italian form of Lusatia, a region of eastern Germany.
Lyall Scottish
From the Old Norse given name Liulfr, which was derived in part from úlfr "wolf".
Lykke Danish
Means "happiness" in Danish.
Lyle English
Derived from Norman French l'isle meaning "island".
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.
Lyons English
Variant of Lyon 1.
Ma Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "horse".
Maas Dutch, Low German
From the given name Maas.
Mac Alastair Irish
Irish Gaelic form of McAlister.
MacAlastair Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of McAlister.
Mac Amhalghaidh Irish
Irish Gaelic form of McCauley.
MacAmhalghaidh Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of McCauley.
Mac an Baird Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Mac an Bhaird (see Ward 2).
Mac an Bhaird Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Ward 2.
Mac an Fhilidh Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of McNeilly.
Mac an Fleisdeir Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Lister.
Mac Aodha Irish
Means "son of Aodh" in Irish.
Mac Aodhagáin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Keegan.
MacAoidh Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Mac Aodha.
MacAonghais Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of MacInnes.
Macar Turkish
Means "Hungarian" in Turkish.
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 Branáin Irish
Means "son of Branán" in Irish. The given name Branán is a diminutive of Bran 1.
Mac Cába Irish
Irish form of McCabe.
MacCàba Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of McCabe.
Mac Cadáin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Caden.
MacCailein Scottish Gaelic
Means "son of Cailean" in Gaelic.
MacCallion Scottish
Anglicized form of MacCailein.
MacCallum Scottish
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic MacColuim meaning "son of Columba".
MacCarrick Irish
Means "son of Cúcharraige" in Irish. The given name Cúcharraige is composed of "hound" and carraig "rock".
Mac Cárthaigh Irish
Irish Gaelic form of McCarthy.
MacChruim Scottish Gaelic
Means "son of Crum", where Crum is a Gaelic byname meaning "bent".
Mac Cionaodha Irish
Irish Gaelic form of McKenna.
MacCionaodha Scottish Gaelic
Scottish 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".
MacCoinnich Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of MacKenzie.
MacColuim Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of MacCallum.
Mac Conmara Irish
Irish Gaelic form of McNamara.
Mac Cormaic Irish
Irish Gaelic form of McCormick.
MacCormaic Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of McCormick.
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
Anglicized form of MacChruim.
Mac Daibhéid Irish
Irish Gaelic form of McDevitt.
MacDhòmhnaill Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of MacDonald.
MacDhubhghaill Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of MacDougall.
Mac Dhuibh Scottish Gaelic
Means "son of Dubh", where the byname Dubh means "dark".
Mac Dhuibhinse Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Vincent 2.
Mac Dhuibhshíthe Irish
Means "son of Duibhshíth" in Irish. The given name Duibhshíth means "black peace".
Mac Diarmada Irish
Irish Gaelic form of McDermott.
MacDonald Scottish
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic MacDhòmhnaill meaning "son of Donald". It originates from the Highland clan Donald.
MacDougall Scottish
Means "son of Dougal" in Gaelic.
MacDuff Scottish
Anglicized form of Mac Dhuibh.
Mac Eachairn Scottish Gaelic
Means "son of Eacharn", where the given name Eacharn is from the Old Irish name Echthigern.
MacEachern Scottish
Anglicized form of Mac Eachairn.
MacEalair Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of McKellar.
MacEanruig Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of McKendrick.
Macek Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Matěj.
Mac Eoghain Irish
Means "son of Eoghan" in Irish.
MacEòghainn Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Mac Eoghain.
Macey English
Variant of Massey.
MacFhionnlaigh Scottish Gaelic
Means "son of Fionnlagh" in Scottish Gaelic.
Mac Fhlannchaidh Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Clancy.
Mac Ghabhann Irish
Means "son of the smith" in Irish.
MacGillEain Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of McLean.
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 McLean.
Mac Giolla Rí Irish
Means "son of the king's servant" in Irish.
Mac Giolla Ruaidh Irish
Means "son of the red-haired servant" in Irish.
MacGowan Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Ghabhann.
MacGregor Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic MacGriogair meaning "son of Gregor". It originates from the Highland clan Gregor. A famous bearer was the Scottish folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734).
MacGriogair Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of MacGregor.
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.
MacInnes Scottish
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Aonghais meaning "son of Aonghas".
Mac Íomhair Irish
Irish Gaelic form of McIver.
MacIomhair Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of McIver.
MacKay Scottish
Anglicized form of MacAoidh.
MacKenzie Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic MacCoinnich meaning "son of Coinneach". It originates from the Kintail area of Scotland on the northwest coast.
MacLeòid Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of McLeod.
Mac Maghnuis Irish
Irish Gaelic form of McManus.
Mac Mathghamhna Irish
Irish Gaelic form of McMahon.
Mac Naoimhín Irish
Means "son of Naomhán" in Irish.