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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".
OKAFOR Western African, Igbo
From the given name OKAFOR.
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.
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".
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.
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".
OLSON Swedish, Danish
Anglicized form of OLSSON or OLSEN.
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".
O'NEILL Irish
Variant of O'NEAL.
Ó NÉILL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O'NEAL.
ONGARO Italian
Variant of UNGARO.
O'NIALL Irish
Variant of O'NEAL.
Ó NUALLÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of NOLAN.
OOMEN Dutch
Patronymic derived from Middle Dutch oom meaning "(maternal) uncle".
OPEYEMI Western African, Yoruba
From the given name OPEYEMI.
OPPENHEIMER German
Originally indicated a person from Oppenheim, Germany, perhaps meaning "marshy home".
OQUENDO Spanish
Originally indicated a person from the town of Okondo in Álava, northern Spain, possibly derived from Basque ukondo "elbow".
Ó RABHARTAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of RAFFERTY.
Ó RAGHAILLIGH Irish
Means "descendant of Raghailligh", an Irish given name of unknown meaning.
ORBÁN Hungarian
Derived from the given name ORBÁN.
O'REILLY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RAGHAILLIGH.
ORELLANA Spanish
Originally indicated a person from one of the two towns named Orellana in Badajoz, Spain. Their names are probably derived from Latin Aureliana meaning "of AURELIUS".
ORENSTEIN Jewish
Means "horn stone" in German.
Ó RÍAGÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of REAGAN.
Ó RIAIN Irish
Means "descendant of RÍAN".
Ó RINN Irish
Means "descendant of Rinn". The given name Rinn means "star" in Irish.
ORIOL Catalan
From Catalan or meaning "gold", originally a nickname for a person with blond hair.
ORLANDO Italian
Derived from the given name ORLANDO.
ORLOV Russian
Patronym derived from the Russian nickname Орёл (Oryol) meaning "eagle".
ORMAN Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RUAIDH.
ORMOND Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RUAIDH.
ORMONDE Irish
Anglicized form of Ó RUAIDH.
Ó RODAGH Irish
Means "descendant of Rodach" in Irish. The given name Rodach is derived from from Irish rod meaning "spirited, furious".
OROSZ Hungarian
Means "Russian" in Hungarian.
ORSINI Italian
From a nickname meaning "little bear" in Italian, from Latin ursus "bear".
ORTEGA Spanish
From a Spanish place name (belonging to various villages) derived from ortiga "nettle".
ORTIZ Spanish
Means "son of Orti", a byname deriving either from Latin fortis meaning "brave, strong" or fortunius meaning "fortunate".
Ó RUADHÁIN Irish
Means "descendant of RUADHÁN" in Irish.
Ó RUAIDH Irish
Means "descendant of RUADH" in Irish.
OSBORNE English
Derived from the given name OSBORN.
OSBOURNE English
Derived from the given name OSBORN.
Ó SCOLAIDHE Irish
Means "descendant of the scholar" from Irish scholaidhe.
Ó SÉAGHDHA Irish
Means "descendant of SÉAGHDHA".
Ó SEANÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of SHANNON.
Ó SEIGHIN Irish
Means "descendant of Seighin". The given name Seighin means "small hawk" from Old Irish séigene.
O'SHEA Irish
Anglicized form of Ó SÉAGHDHA.
OSHIRO Japanese
From Japanese (o) meaning "big, great" and (shiro) meaning "castle".
Ó SÍODA Irish
Means "descendant of Síoda", a byname meaning "silk" in Irish.
Ó SIRIDEÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of SHERIDAN.
ÖSTBERG Swedish
From Swedish öst "east" and berg "mountain, hill".
ØSTBERG Norwegian
Norwegian form of ÖSTBERG.
ØSTER Danish
From Danish øst meaning "east", originally denoting a dweller on the eastern side of a place.
ØSTERGÅRD Danish
From Danish øst "east" and gård "enclosure, farm".
OSTROWSKI Polish
From Polish ostrów meaning "river island".
Ó SUAIRD Irish
Means "descendant of Suart" in Irish. Suart is derived from the Old Norse name SIGURD.
Ó SÚILEABHÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of SULLIVAN.
Ó TADHGÁIN Irish
Irish Gaelic form of TEAGAN.
Ó TAIDHG Irish
Irish Gaelic form of TEAGUE (1).
OTIENO Eastern African, Luo
Derived from the given name OTIENO.
Ó TÍGHEARNAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of TIERNEY.
OTIS English
Means "son of ODE".
O'TOOLE Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Tuathail meaning "descendant of TUATHAL".
Ó TREASAIGH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of TRACEY (2).
OTT English, German
From the given name OTTO.
OTTEN Dutch
Means "son of OTTO".
OTTO German
From the given name OTTO.
OTTOSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of OTTO".
OTTOSSON Swedish
Means "son of OTTO".
Ó TUATHAIL Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O'TOOLE.
OTXOA Basque
From Basque otso meaning "wolf".
OURSLER German
Originally a name designating a person from Ursel (now Oberursel) in Hesse, Germany.
OUTLAW English
Means simply "outlaw" from Middle English outlawe.
OUTTERRIDGE English
Derived from the Old English given name UHTRIC.
OVERTON English
Denoted a person who hailed from one of the various places in England called Overton, meaning "upper settlement" or "riverbank settlement" in Old English.
OVESEN Norwegian
Means "son of OVE".
OWEN Welsh
From the Welsh given name OWAIN.
OWENS Welsh
From the Welsh given name OWAIN.
OWSTON English
Denoted a person who came from any one of the places in Britain called Ouston or Owston.
OZOLIŅŠ Latvian
From Latvian ozols meaning "oak tree".
OZOLINSH Latvian
Anglicized form of OZOLIŅŠ.
OZOLS Latvian
Means "oak tree" in Latvian.
PABST German
From German Papst, a cognate of POPE.
PACE Italian
Derived from the Italian given name Pace meaning "peace".
PACHIS Greek
Means "fat, thick" in Greek.
PADDON English
Variant of PATTON.
PADMORE English
Originally indicated a person from Padmore in England, derived from Old English padde "toad" and mor "moor, marsh".
PADOVAN Italian
Regional variant of PADOVANO.
PADOVANO Italian
Originally denoted one who came from the city of Padua in Italy, from Italian Padova, itself from Latin Patavium, of unknown meaning.
PAGANI Italian
Italian cognate of PAYNE.
PAGANO Italian
Italian cognate of PAYNE.
PAGE English, French
Occupational name meaning "servant, page". It is ultimately derived (via Old French and Italian) from Greek παιδιον (paidion) meaning "little boy".
PAGET English, French
Diminutive of PAGE.
PAHLKE German
Low German cognate of PEEL.
PAIGE English
Variant of PAGE.
PAIN English
Variant of PAYNE.
PAJARI Finnish
Means "boyar", the Finnish form of the Russian noble title боярин (boyarin).
PAKULSKI Polish
Originally denoted a person from Pakuly, Poland.
PÁL Hungarian
Derived from the given name PÁL.
PALLADINO Italian
From Italian paladino meaning "knight, defender", from Late Latin palatinus meaning "palace officer".
PALLESEN Danish
Means "son of PALLE".
PALMEIRO Portuguese
Portuguese form of PALMER.
PALMER English
Means "pilgrim", ultimately from Latin palma "palm tree", since pilgrims to the Holy Land often brought back palm fronds as proof of their journey.
PALMISANO Italian
Locative name from the town of Palmi in the Calabria region of southern Italy.
PALOMER Provençal
Means "pigeon keeper" from Latin palumbes "pigeon".
PALOMO Spanish
Means "pigeon, dove", from Latin palumbes.
PALUMBO Italian
From Italian palombo meaning "pigeon" (also "dogfish"). This form is typical of southern Italy.
PAN (1) Provençal
Means "baker", from Latin panis meaning "bread".
PAN (2) Chinese
From Chinese (pān) meaning "water in which rice has been rinsed", and also referring to a river that flows into the Han River.
PANDER Dutch
Variant of PENDERS.
PANDERS Dutch
Variant of PENDERS.
PANDEV Macedonian
Means "son of Pande", Pande being a diminutive of PETAR.
PANOSSIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Փանոսյան (see PANOSYAN).
PANOSYAN Armenian
Means "son of PANOS".
PANZAVECCHIA Maltese
From a nickname meaning "old stomach" in Italian.
PAPADOPOULOS Greek
Means "son of the priest", from Greek παπας (papas) combined with the patronymic suffix πουλος (poulos).
PAPE French
French cognate of POPE.
PAPKE Low German
Low German diminutive form of papa (see POPE).
PAPP (1) Hungarian
From a nickname meaning "priest, cleric" in Hungarian.
PAPP (2) German
Nickname perhaps related to Late Latin pappare meaning "to eat".
PAQUET (1) French
Occupational name for a firewood gatherer, from Old French pacquet "bundle".
PAQUET (2) French
From a diminutive of the given name PASCAL.
PAREDES Portuguese, Spanish
Denoted a person who lived near a wall, from Portuguese parede and Spanish pared meaning "wall", both derived from Latin paries.
PARENT English, French
Derived from Old French parent meaning either "notable" (from Latin pārēre meaning "to be apparent") or "parent" (from Latin parere meaning "to produce, to give birth").
PARISH (1) English
Originally denoted a person who came from the French city of Paris, which got its name from the ancient Celtic tribe known as the Parisii.
PARISH (2) English
Derived from the medieval given name Paris, an Old French diminutive form of PATRICK.
PARISI Italian
Italian form of PARISH (1).
PARK (1) Korean
From Sino-Korean 樸, 朴 (bak) meaning "plain, unadorned, simple".
PARK (2) English
From Middle English park, from Latin parricus, of Germanic origin. This was a name for someone who worked in or lived in a park.
PARK (3) English
From the medieval name Perkin, a diminutive of PETER.
PARKER English
Means "keeper of the park" in Middle English. It is an occupational name for a person who was a gamekeeper at a medieval park.
PARKS English
Patronymic form of PARK (3).
PARMA Italian
From the city of Parma in northern Italy, the name of which is probably of Etruscan origin.
PARODI Italian
From the name of a village near Genoa in northern Italy.
PARRI Italian
From the given name GASPARE.
PARRINO Sicilian
From a Sicilian variant of Italian padrino meaning "godfather".
PARRY Welsh
Derived from ap Harry meaning "son of HARRY".
PARSAMYAN Armenian
Means "son of Parsam", possibly from an Assyrian name Barsauma meaning "fasting".
PARSONS English
Originally denoted a son of a parson, a derivative of Latin persona "person".
PARTANEN Finnish
Derived from Finnish parta meaning "beard".
PASCAL French
Derived from the given name PASCAL.
PASSERINI Italian
From Italian passero meaning "sparrow".
PASTERNACK Polish, Yiddish
Americanized form of PASTERNAK.
PASTERNAK Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Means "parsnip" in various Slavic languages, ultimately from Latin pastinaca. A famous bearer was Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), author of 'Doctor Zhivago'.
PASTORE Italian
Means "shepherd" in Italian.
PASZEK Polish
Derived from a diminutive of PAWEŁ.
PÁSZTOR Hungarian
Means "shepherd" in Hungarian.
PATAKI Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian patak meaning "creek, brook". It was given to people who lived near a creek.
PATEL Indian, Gujarati
Means "landowner" in Gujarati.
PATERNOSTER English, Italian
Occupational name for a maker of rosaries, also called paternosters. They are derived from the Latin phrase pater noster "our Father", the opening words of the Lord's Prayer.
PATIL Indian, Marathi
Means "village chief" in Marathi.
PATRICK English
From the given name PATRICK.
PATRICKSON English
Means "son of PATRICK".
PATRIKSSON Swedish
Means "son of PATRIK".
PATTON English, Scottish
Diminutive of the medieval name Pate, a short form of PATRICK.
PAUL English, French, German, Dutch
From the given name PAUL.
PAULIS Dutch
From the given name PAUL.
PAULISSEN Dutch
Means "son of PAUL".
PAULSON English
Means "son of PAUL".
PAUWELS Dutch, Flemish
Means "son of PAUL".
PAVESI Italian
Variant of PAVIA.
PAVÍA Spanish
Spanish form of PAVIA.
PAVIA Italian
From the name of the city of Pavia in Lombardy, Italy. It is of unknown meaning.
PAVIĆ Croatian
Means "son of PAVLE".
PAVLETIĆ Croatian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name PAVLE.
PAVLOV Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of PAVEL". A famous bearer of this surname was the Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
PAVLOVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of PAVLE".
PAVLOVSKY Russian
Means "son of PAVEL".
PAVONE Italian
Means "peacock" in Italian. It was originally a nickname for a proud or haughty person.
PAVONI Italian
Variant of PAVONE.
PAWLITZKI German
From the given name PAUL.
PAXTON English
From an English place name meaning "Pœcc's town". Pœcc is an Old English name of unknown meaning.
PAYNE English
From a medieval given name or nickname derived from Latin paganus meaning "heathen, pagan" (from an earlier sense "rural, rustic"), which was given to children whose baptism had been postponed or adults who were not overly religious.
PAYTON English
From the name of the town of Peyton in Sussex. It means "PÆGA's town".
PEACOCK English
From Middle English pecok meaning "peacock". It was originally a nickname for a proud or haughty person.
PEAK English
Originally indicated a dweller by a pointed hill, from Old English peac "peak". It could also denote a person from the Peak District in Derbyshire, England.
PEARCE English
From the given name PIERS.
PECHÁČEK Czech
From a diminutive of the given name PETR.
PECK (1) English
Variant of PEAK.
PECK (2) English
Occupational name for a maker of pecks (vessels used as peck measures), derived from Middle English pekke.
PECORA Italian
Means "sheep" in Italian, an occupational name for a shepherd.
PEDERSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of PEDER".
PEDROTTI Italian
Drom a diminutive of the given name PIETRO.
PEEL English
Nickname for a thin person, derived from Old French pel, Latin palus meaning "stake, post" (related to English pole).
PEERENBOOM Dutch
From Dutch meaning "pear tree", referring to someone who lived or worked at a pear orchard.
PEETERS Dutch, Flemish
Dutch and Flemish variant of PETERS.
PÉK Hungarian
Means "baker" in Hungarian.
PEKKANEN Finnish
Derived from the given name PEKKA.
PELÁEZ Spanish
Means "son of PELAYO".
PELLÉ French
From French pelé meaning "bald".
PELLEGRINO Italian
Means "pilgrim, traveller" in Italian, ultimately from Latin peregrinus.
PELLETIER French
Derived from Old French pelletier "fur trader".
PELLEY French
Anglicized form of PELLÉ.
PEMBERTON English
From the name of a town near Manchester, derived from Celtic penn meaning "hill" combined with Old English bere meaning "barley" and tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town".
PEÑA Spanish
Originally denoted a person who lived near a jutting rock, from Spanish peña meaning "rock, cliff".
PENDER (1) English
From Middle English pind "to pen up". This was an occupational name for someone who penned animals.
PENDERS Dutch
From Middle Dutch paender meaning "brewer", derived from panne meaning "pan, pot", ultimately from Latin patina.
PENN (1) English
Derived from various place names that were named using the Brythonic word penn meaning "hilltop, head".
PENN (2) English
Occupational name for a person who kept penned animals, from Old English penn.
PENNERS Dutch
Variant of PENDERS.
PENNY English
Nickname meaning "penny, coin" from Old English penning.
PENSAK Yiddish
Variant of PENZIG.
PENTTI Finnish
Derived from the given name PENTTI.
PENZAK Yiddish
Variant of PENZIG.
PENZIG Yiddish
Denoted a person who came from Penzig, the German name for Pieńsk, a town in southwest Poland. It is derived from Polish pień meaning "stump, tree trunk".
PENZIK Yiddish
Variant of PENZIG.
PEREIRA Portuguese, Galician
From Portuguese and Galician pereira meaning "pear tree", ultimately from Latin pirum meaning "pear".
PÉREZ Spanish
Means "son of PEDRO" in Spanish.
PEREZ Spanish
Variant of PÉREZ.
PÉRIGORD French
From the name of a region in southern France, possibly of Gaulish origin.
PERKINS English
Means "son of Perkin", a medieval diminutive of PETER.
PERKO Slovene, Croatian
Derived from an archaic diminutive of PETER.
PERRAULT French
From a diminutive of the given name PIERRE.
PERREAULT French
From a diminutive of the given name PIERRE.
PERRIN French
From a diminutive of the given name PIERRE.
PERROT French
From a diminutive of the given name PIERRE.
PERRY (1) English
From Old English pirige meaning "pear tree", a derivative of peru meaning "pear", itself from Latin pirum. A famous bearer was Matthew Perry (1794-1858), the American naval officer who opened Japan to the West.
PERRY (2) Welsh
From Welsh ap Herry meaning "son of HERRY".
PERSSON Swedish
Means "son of PER".
PERUGIA Italian
From the name of the city of Perugia in Umbria, Italy. It was known as Perusia in the classical period, and it is of Etruscan origin.
PESARO Italian
From the name of the city of Pesaro, in the Marche region (Latin Pisaurum).
PESCE Italian
Means "fish" in Italian, referring either to a fisherman or to a person who resembled a fish in some way.
PEŠEK Czech
From a diminutive of the given name PETR.
PESTI Hungarian
Originally it indicated someone from Pest, one of the towns that were joined to make BUDAPEST.
PESTY Hungarian
Variant of PESTI.
PÉTER Hungarian
Derived from the given name PÉTER.
PETER English, German, Dutch
Derived from the given name PETER.
PETERS English, German, Dutch
Means "son of PETER".
PETERSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of PETER".
PETERSON English
Means "son of PETER".
PETERSSON Swedish
Means "son of PETER".
PETHES Hungarian
Derived from Pete, a diminutive of PÉTER.
PETIT French, Catalan, English
Means "small, little" derived from Old French and Catalan petit. It was perhaps used for a short, small person or to denote the younger of two individuals.
PETŐ Hungarian
Derived from an old diminutive of PÉTER.