All Surnames

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NELSON English
Means "son of NEIL". This name was borne by the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805).
NĚMEC Czech
Means "German" in Czech.
NĚMEČEK Czech
Diminutive form of NĚMEC.
NEMES Hungarian
Means "noble, gentle" in Hungarian.
NÉMETH Hungarian
Means "German" in Hungarian.
NENCI Italian
Means "son of Nencio", a Tuscan diminutive of the name LORENZO.
NEPI Italian
From the town of Nepi in central Italy, which is of uncertain origin.
NERI Italian
From Italian nero "black", indicating a person with a dark complexion or dark hair.
NERONI Italian
Variant of NERI.
NERVETTI Italian
Possibly a nickname for an innkeeper, from archaic Milanese nervètt, a local meal prepared from a calf.
NERVI Italian
From the name of the town of Nervi in Liguria, northwestern Italy.
NESPOLI Italian
From the name of towns such as Nespoli and Nespoledo, derived from Italian nespola meaning "medlar (tree)".
NESS English, Scottish, Norwegian
From English ness and Norwegian nes meaning "headland, promontory", of Old Norse origin, originally referring to a person who lived there.
NEUMANN German, Jewish
From Middle High German niuwe and man meaning "new man, newcomer".
NEUVILLE French
From the names of various French towns meaning "new town".
NEVILLE English, Irish
From the names of towns in Normandy, variously Neuville or Néville, meaning "new town" in French.
NEWMAN English
English cognate of NEUMANN.
NEWPORT English
Given to one who came from the town of Newport (which means simply "new port"), which was the name of several English towns.
NEWTON English
From the name of one of many English towns meaning "new town". A famous bearer was the English physicist Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727).
NG Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of WU.
NGO Vietnamese
Simplified variant of NGÔ.
NGÔ Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of WU, from Sino-Vietnamese (ngô).
NGUYỄN Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of RUAN, from Sino-Vietnamese (nguyễn). This is the most common Vietnamese surname, accounting for over a third of the population.
NGUYEN Vietnamese
Simplified variant of NGUYỄN.
NIBHANUPUDI Indian, Telugu
From the name of a village in Andhra Pradesh, India.
NICASTRO Italian
From the name of the town of Nicastro in Calabria, southern Italy.
NICCHI Italian
From the Italian word nicchio meaning "shell", possibly a nickname for people related to the sea.
NICHOLS English
Derived from the given name NICHOL.
NICHOLSON English
Means "son of NICHOLAS". A famous bearer of this surname is the American actor Jack Nicholson (1937-).
NICODEMO Italian
Derived from the given name NICODEMO.
NICOLAI Italian
Means "son of NICOLA (1)".
NICOLAS French
Derived from the given name NICOLAS.
NICOLESCU Romanian
Means "son of NICOLAE".
NICOLOSI Italian
From the name of the town Nicolosi on Sicily, itself named for Saint Nicholas.
NICOSIA Italian
From the name of the town Nicosia on Sicily.
NICOTERA Italian
From the name of the town of Nicotera in Calabria.
NIEDDU Italian
From Sardinian nieddu meaning "black", derived from Latin niger.
NIELSEN Danish
Means "son of NIELS (1)".
NIEMCZYK Polish
From Polish Niemiec meaning "German" and the patronymic suffix -czyk.
NIEMEC Polish
Means "German" in Polish.
NIEMI Finnish
Means "peninsula, cape" in Finnish.
NIEMINEN Finnish
Derived from Finnish niemi meaning "peninsula, cape".
NIERI Italian
Either a variant of NERI, or from the Italian name RANIERO.
NIEVES Spanish
From the given name NIEVES.
NIGEL English
Derived from the given name NEIL.
NIGRO Italian
Variant of NEGRI.
NIKLASSON Swedish
Means "son of NIKLAS".
NIKOLAJSEN Danish
Means "son of NIKOLAJ".
NIKOLOV Bulgarian
Means "son of NIKOLAY".
NIKULA Finnish
From the given name Niku, a Finnish form of NICHOLAS.
NILES English
Means "son of NEIL".
NILSEN Norwegian
Means "son of NILS".
NILSSON Swedish
Means "son of NILS".
NISHIKAWA Japanese
From Japanese 西 (nishi) meaning "west" and (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
NISHIMURA Japanese
From Japanese 西 (nishi) meaning "west" and (mura) meaning "town, village".
NISHIYAMA Japanese
From Japanese 西 (nishi) meaning "west" and (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
NISI Italian
Means "son of Niso", an Italian form of the mythological name NISUS.
NIXON English
Means "son of NICK". A famous bearer was the American president Richard Nixon (1913-1994).
NIZZOLA Italian
From the name of the Italian town of Nizzola near Modena.
NOEL French, English
Either from the given name NOËL, or else derived directly from Old French noel "Christmas" and given to a person who had a particular connection with the holiday.
NOGUCHI Japanese
From Japanese (no) meaning "field, wilderness" and (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
NOGUEIRA Portuguese, Galician
From Portuguese and Galician nogueira meaning "walnut tree", from the Late Latin nucarius, ultimately from Latin nux meaning "nut".
NOGUERA Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of NOGUEIRA.
NOLAN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Nualláin meaning "descendant of NUALLÁN".
NORDSKOV Danish
Means "north woods" in Danish.
NORLING Swedish
Originally denoted a person who came from the north.
NORMAN English
Referred to a person who was originally from Scandinavia or Normandy. Even before the Norman Conquest, Scandinavians were settling the north and east of England. The Normans who participated in the Conquest were originally from Scandinavia, but had been living in Normandy, France for over a century and spoke French.
NORRIS (1) English, Scottish
Means "from the north" from Old French norreis. It either denoted someone who originated in the north or someone who lived in the northern part of a settlement.
NORRIS (2) English
Means "wet nurse, foster mother" from Old French norrice, from Latin nutricius.
NORTH English
Name for a person who lived to the north.
NORTHROP English
Originally denoted one who came from a town of this name England, meaning "north farm".
NORTON English
From the name of various towns in England meaning "north town" in Old English.
NØRUP Danish
From the name of Danish villages named Nørup or Norup.
NORUP Danish
Variant of NØRUP.
NORWOOD English
Originally taken from a place name meaning "north wood" in Old English.
NOSCHESE Italian
From the name of the town of Nusco in Campania, southern Italy.
NOSEK Czech, Polish
Means "small nose" in Czech and Polish.
NOTARO Italian
Occupational name for a clerk, derived from Latin notarius.
NOVÁČEK Czech
Diminutive of NOVAK.
NOVÁK Czech, Slovak, Hungarian
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of NOVAK.
NOVAK Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Slavic novy "new", originally a name for someone who was new to a village.
NOVIK Belarusian
From Belarusian новы (novy) meaning "new".
NOVIKOV Russian
Derived from Russian новый (novy) meaning "new".
NOVOSAD Czech
From place names meaning "new orchard" in Czech.
NOVOTNÝ Czech
Czech variant of NOVAK.
NOWAK Polish
Polish form of NOVAK.
NOWELL English
Variant of NOEL.
NOYER French
French form of NOGUEIRA.
NUNES Portuguese
Means "son of NUNO".
NÚÑEZ Spanish
Spanish form of NUNES.
NUREMBERG German
Derived from the name of a city in Bavaria, Germany.
NURMI Finnish
Means "meadow, field" in Finnish. It was the surname of the athlete Paavo Nurmi (1897-1973).
NUSSBAUM German, Jewish
Means "nut tree", derived from the German Nuss "nut" and Baum "tree".
NYBERG Swedish
From Swedish ny "new" and berg "mountain".
NYE English
Originally indicated a person who lived near a river, from Middle English atten eye meaning "at the river".
NYILAS Hungarian
Means "archer, bowman" in Hungarian.
NYITRAI Hungarian
Indicated someone from Nitra, a city and historic principality of Slovakia (formerly in Hungary). Its name is derived from that of a local river, which is of unknown meaning.
NYLUND Swedish
From Swedish ny "new" and lund "grove".
NYQUIST Swedish
From Swedish ny "new" and qvist "twig, branch".
NYSTRÖM Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish ny "new" and ström "stream".
OAKLEY English
From a place name meaning "oak clearing" in Old English. It was borne by American sharpshooter Annie Oakley (1860-1926).
OBAMA Eastern African, Luo
From a rare Luo given name meaning "crooked, bent". It was possibly originally given to a baby who had an arm or leg that looked slightly bent immediately after birth or who was born in the breech position.
OBANDO Spanish
Habitational name for someone who came from Obando in Extremadura, Spain.
Ó BAOGHILL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BOYLE.
O'BERNE Irish
Variant of O'BYRNE.
OBERST German
From Old High German obar meaning "above, upper", indicating a person from the uppermost end of a village or the top of a house.
OBERTI Italian
Derived from the given name UBERTO.
OBERTO Italian
Derived from the given name UBERTO.
O'BOYLE Irish
Variant of BOYLE.
Ó BRÁDAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BRADY.
Ó BRADÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BRADEN.
Ó BRAOIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BREEN.
Ó BRAONÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BRENNAN.
Ó BRIAIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O'BRIEN.
O'BRIAN Irish
Variant of O'BRIEN.
O'BRIEN Irish
From the Irish Ó Briain meaning "descendant of BRIAN".
Ó BROIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O'BYRNE.
Ó BUACHALLA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of BUCKLEY (2).
O'BYRNE Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Broin meaning "descendant of BRAN (1)".
Ó CAISIDE Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CASSIDY.
Ó CAOIMH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KEEFE.
Ó CAOIMHÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CAVAN.
Ó CAOINDEALBHÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of QUINLAN.
Ó CATHÁIN Irish
Means "descendant of CATHÁN".
Ó CATHALÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CALLAN.
Ó CATHASAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CASEY.
Ó CEALLACHÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CALLAGHAN.
Ó CEALLAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KELLY (1).
Ó CEARMADA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CARMODY.
Ó CEITHEARNAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KEARNEY.
OCHOA Spanish
Spanish form of OTXOA.
Ó CIARDHA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CAREY.
Ó CINNÉIDIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KENNEDY.
Ó CLÉIRIGH Irish
Means "descendant of the clerk" in Irish.
O'CLERY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó CLÉIRIGH.
Ó CNÁIMHÍN Irish
Means "descendant of Cnámh", Cnámh being a nickname meaning "bone".
Ó COCHLÁIN Irish
Means "descendant of Cochlán", where the given name Cochlán is derived from Irish cochal "cape" or "hood". This surname originated in County Cork, Ireland.
Ó COIGLIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of QUIGLEY.
Ó COILEÁIN Irish
Means "descendant of COILEAN" in Irish.
Ó COMHRAIDHE Irish
Means "descendant of Comhraidhe", in which the given name Comhraidhe is of unknown meaning.
Ó CONAILL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CONNELL.
Ó CONAIRE Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CONROY.
Ó CONCHOBHAIR Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O'CONNOR.
Ó CONGHALAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CONNOLLY.
O'CONNOR Irish
From Irish Ó Conchobhair meaning "descendant of CONCHOBHAR".
Ó CORCRÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CORCORAN.
Ó CORRA Irish
Means "descendant of Corra" in Irish. The given name Corra means "spear".
Ó CORRAIDHÍN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CURRAN.
Ó CUAIG Irish
Irish Gaelic form of QUIGG.
Ó CUANA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of COONEY.
Ó CUIDIGHTHIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of CODY.
Ó CUILINN Irish
Means "descendant of Cuileann", Cuileann being a nickname meaning "holly".
Ó CUINN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of QUINN.
Ó CUIRC Irish
Irish Gaelic form of QUIRKE.
Ó DÁLAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DALY.
Ó DAMHÁIN Irish
Means "descendant of DAMHÁN".
ODELL English
Originally denoted a person who was from Odell in Bedfordshire, derived from Old English wad "woad" (a plant that produces a blue dye) and hyll "hill".
Ó DEORÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DORAN.
Ó DÍOMASAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DEMPSEY.
Ó DOCHARTAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DOHERTY.
Ó DOIBHILIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DEVLIN.
Ó DOIRNÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DURNIN.
Ó DOMHNAILL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O'DONNELL.
Ó DONNCHADHA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DONOGHUE.
Ó DONNDUBHÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DONOVAN.
O'DONNELL Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Domhnaill meaning "descendant of DOMHNALL".
Ó DONNGHAILE Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DONNELLY.
O'DOYLE Irish
Variant of DOYLE.
Ó DUBHÁIN Irish
Means "descendant of DUBHÁN".
Ó DUBHGHAILL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DOYLE.
Ó DUBHSHLÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DOLAN.
Ó DUBHSHLÁINE Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DELANEY (2).
Ó DUBHTHAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DUFFY (1).
OELBERG German
Means "oil hill" from Middle High German öl "oil" and berg "mountain, hill".
Ó FAOLÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of WHELAN.
Ó FEARGHAIL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of FARRELL.
OFFERMANS Dutch
From Dutch offer meaning "offering, donation", referring to a person who collected money in a church.
Ó FIONNAGÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of FINNEGAN.
Ó FIONNÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of FANNON.
Ó FLANNAGÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of FLANAGAN.
Ó FLOINN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of FLYNN.
Ó FOGHLADHA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of FOLEY.
Ó FRIGHIL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of FRIEL.
Ó GALLCHOBHAIR Irish
Irish Gaelic form of GALLAGHER.
OGAWA Japanese
From Japanese (o) meaning "small" and (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
OGDEN English
From a place name derived from Old English ac "oak" and denu "valley".
OGNIANOV Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Огнянов (see OGNYANOV).
OGNYANOV Bulgarian
Means "son of OGNYAN".
Ó GORMÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of GORMAN (2).
OGTROP Dutch
Originally denoted a person who was from the town of Ochtrup in Germany, which is of uncertain origin.
Ó HALLMHURÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of HALLORAN.
O'HANNAGAIN Irish
From Irish Ó hAnnagáin, which means "descendant of Annagán". The given name Annagán was a diminutive of Annadh meaning "delay".
Ó HANNAGÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O'HANNAGAIN.
Ó HAODHA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of HAYES (2).
Ó HAONGHUIS Irish
Irish Gaelic form of HENNESSY.
O'HARA Irish
From the Irish Ó hEaghra, which means "descendant of Eaghra", Eaghra being a given name of uncertain origin. Supposedly, the founder of the clan was Eaghra, a 10th-century lord of Luighne. A famous fictional bearer of this surname is Scarlett O'Hara, a character in Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind (1936).
Ó HEACHTHIGHEARNA Irish
Means "descendant of Eichthighearn", where the personal name Eichthighearn means "horse lord" in Gaelic.
Ó HEAGHRA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O'HARA.
O'HEARN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó HEACHTHIGHEARNA.
Ó HÉIDEÁIN Irish
Means "descendant of Éideán" in Irish. The given name Éideán is a diminutive of éideadh meaning "clothes, armour".
Ó HEIDHIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of HINES.
Ó HÉIDÍN Irish
Means "descendant of Éidín" in Irish. The given name Éidín is a diminutive of éideadh meaning "clothes, armour".
Ó HEIDIRSCEÓIL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of DRISCOLL.
Ó HÍCIDHE Irish
Irish Gaelic form of HICKEY.
Ó HIFEARNÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of HEFFERNAN.
OHME German
From Middle High German oem meaning "maternal uncle".
Ó HÓGÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of HOGAN.
Ó HUIGINN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of HIGGINS.
OJEDA Spanish
From the name of the Ojeda river in Soria, Spain, possibly derived from Latin folia "leaves".
OKABE Japanese
From Japanese (oka) meaning "hill, ridge" and (be) meaning "part, section".
OKAFOR Western African, Igbo
From the given name OKAFOR.
OKAMOTO Japanese
From Japanese (oka) meaning "hill, ridge" and (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
OKAMURA Japanese
From Japanese (oka) meaning "hill, ridge" and (mura) meaning "town, village".
O'KANE Irish
Anglicized form of Ó CATHÁIN.
O'KEEFE Irish
Variant of KEEFE.
OKEKE Western African, Igbo
From the given name OKEKE.
OKONKWO Western African, Igbo
From the given name OKONKWO.
OKORIE Western African, Igbo
From the given name OKORIE.
OKUMURA Japanese
From Japanese (oku) meaning "inside" and (mura) meaning "town, village".
OLA Basque
From Basque ola meaning "hut, small house, forge".
OLÁH Hungarian
Means "Romanian" in Hungarian, from old Slavic volhu "Romance-speaker" (of Germanic origin).
OLANDER Swedish
Denoted someone from the islands of Öland (eastern Sweden) or Åland (western Finland).
Ó LAOGHAIRE Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O'LEARY.
OLASZ Hungarian
Means "Italian" in Hungarian, from old Slavic volhu "Romance-speaker" (of Germanic origin).
Ó LEANNÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of LENNON.
O'LEARY Irish
From Irish Ó Laoghaire meaning "descendant of LAOGHAIRE".
OLEASTRO Spanish
Means "wild olive" in Spanish, originally indicating one who lived near such a tree.
OLESEN Danish
Means "son of OLE".
OLIVEIRA Portuguese
Means "olive tree" in Portuguese, ultimately from Latin oliva. It indicated a person who lived near or worked with olive trees.
OLIVER English, Catalan, German, French
Derived from the given name OLIVER.
OLIVERSEN Norwegian
Means "son of OLIVER".
OLIVERSON English
Means "son of OLIVER".
OLIVERSSON Swedish
Means "son of OLIVER".
OLIVIER French
Derived from the given name OLIVIER.
OLIYNYK Ukrainian
Derived from Ukrainian олія (oliya) meaning "oil, fat".
OLMO Spanish
Means "elm tree" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin ulmus. The name originally indicated a person who lived near such a tree.
OLMOS Spanish
Variant of OLMO.
OLOFSDOTTER Swedish
Means "daughter of OLOF".
OLOFSSON Swedish
Means "son of OLOF".
Ó LOINGSIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of LYNCH.
OLSEN Danish
Means "son of OLE".
OLSSON Swedish
Means "son of OLAF".
Ó LUAIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of LANE (3).
ÖLVIRSSON Icelandic
Means "son of ÖLVIR".
Ó MADAIDHÍN Irish
Means "descendant of Madaihín", a given name derived from Irish madadh meaning "dog, mastiff".
Ó MÁILLE Irish
Means "descendant of a nobleman" from the Irish Gaelic mál.
O'MALLEY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó MÁILLE.
ÖMAN Swedish
From Swedish ö meaning "island" and man meaning "man".
Ó MANACHÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MONAHAN.
Ó MAOIL EOIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MALONE.
Ó MAOIL RIAIN Irish
Means "descendant of a follower of RÍAN", derived from Irish maol meaning "follower".
Ó MAOILSHEACHLAINN Irish
Means "descendant of MAOLSHEACHLANN" in Irish.
Ó MAOLAGÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MILLIGAN.
Ó MAOLÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MULLEN.
Ó MAOL AODHA Irish
Means "descendant of a follower of Saint AODH". It is derived from Irish maol meaning "follower, servant".
Ó MAOL BHRÉANÁIN Irish
Means "descendant of a follower of Saint BRENDAN" in Irish.
Ó MAOL DHOMHNAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MOLONEY.
Ó MAOLMHUAIDH Irish
Means "descendant of Maolmhuadh", Maolmhuadh being a given name meaning "proud chief", derived from Gaelic maol meaning "chief" and muadh meaning "proud, noble".
Ó MAONAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O'MOONEY.
Ó MARCAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MARKEY.
Ó MATHGHAMHNA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MAHONEY.
OMDAHL Norwegian
Denoted a person hailing from any one of a number of farms in Norway called either Åmdal or Omdal meaning "elm valley".
Ó MEADHRA Irish
Means "descendant of Meadhra". The given name Meadhra is derived from the Gaelic meadhar meaning "merry, happy".
Ó MOCHÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MOHAN.
O'MOONEY Irish
From the Irish Ó Maonaigh meaning "descendant of Maonaigh". The given name Maonaigh means "wealthy".
Ó MUIRCHEARTACH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MORIARTY.
Ó MUIREADHAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MURRAY (2).
Ó MURCHADHA Irish
Irish Gaelic form of MURPHY.
O'NEAL Irish
From Irish ó Néill meaning "descendant of NEIL".
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