Surnames Categorized "Swimming Hall of Famers"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include Swimming Hall of Famers.
Albert English, French, Catalan, Hungarian, Romanian, German
Derived from the given name Albert.
Aoki Japanese
From Japanese (ao) meaning "green, blue" and (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
Atwood English
From Middle English meaning "dweller at the wood".
Bárány Hungarian
Means "lamb" in Hungarian.
Bauer German
From Old High German bur meaning "peasant, farmer".
Baumann German, Jewish
From Middle High German bumann meaning "farmer, builder".
Bennett English
Derived from the medieval English given name Bennett.
Bernard u & m French, English, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovene
From the given name Bernard.
Berry English
Derived from a place name, which was derived from Old English burh "fortification".
Biondi Italian
Means "fair-haired, blond" in Italian. This name was borne by the American swimmer Matt Biondi (1965-).
Bodnár Hungarian
Means "cooper, barrel maker" in Hungarian.
Braun German
Means "brown" in German.
Breen Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Braoin meaning "descendant of Braon", a byname meaning "rain, moisture, drop".
Burke English, Irish
Derived from Middle English burgh meaning "fortress, fortification, castle". It was brought to Ireland in the 12th century by the Norman invader William de Burgh.
Burton English
From a common English place name, derived from Old English meaning "fortified town".
Calligaris Italian
From Late Latin caligarius meaning "shoemaker".
Cameron Scottish
Means "crooked nose" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and sròn "nose".
Chadwick English
From the name of English towns meaning "settlement belonging to Chad" in Old English.
Cleveland English
Derived from a place name meaning "cliff land" in Old English.
Coughlin Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Cochláin.
Curtis English
Nickname for a courteous person, derived from Old French curteis meaning "refined, courtly".
Dolan Irish
From the Irish Ó Dubhshláin meaning "descendant of Dubhshláine".
Dunbar Scottish
From the name of a town in East Lothian, Scotland, derived from Gaelic dùn meaning "fort" and barr meaning "summit", so called from its situation on a rock that projects into the sea.
Edgar English
Derived from the given name Edgar.
Ellis English, Welsh
Derived from the given name Elijah, or sometimes Elisedd.
Farrell Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Fearghail meaning "descendant of Fearghal".
Ferguson Irish, Scottish
Means "son of Fergus".
Flanagan Irish
From Irish Ó Flannagáin meaning "descendant of Flannagán". Flannagán is a given name meaning "blood red". From County Roscommon in Ireland, it has many other spellings.
Fletcher English
Occupational name for a fletcher, someone who attached feathers to the shaft of an arrow. It is derived from Old French fleche meaning "arrow".
Ford English
Name given to someone who lived by a ford, possibly the official who maintained it. A famous bearer was the American industrialist Henry Ford (1863-1947).
Franklin English
Derived from Middle English frankelin meaning "freeman". It denoted a landowner of free but not noble birth, from Old French franc meaning "free". Famous bearers include American statesman Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and American singer Aretha Franklin (1942-2018).
Fraser Scottish
Meaning unknown, originally Norman French de Fresel, possibly from a lost place name in France.
Furukawa Japanese
From Japanese (furu) meaning "old" and (kawa) or (kawa) both meaning "river, stream".
Goodwin English
Derived from the given name Godwine.
Gross German
Variant of Groß.
Hackett English
From a diminutive of the medieval byname Hake, which was of Old Norse origin and meant "hook".
Hajós Hungarian
Means "boatman, sailor" in Hungarian.
Hansen Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of Hans". This is the most common surname in Norway, and the third most common in Denmark.
Harding English
Derived from the given name Heard. A famous bearer was American president Warren G. Harding (1865-1923).
Harrison English
Means "son of Harry".
Higgins Irish
From Irish Ó hUiginn meaning "descendant of Uiginn". Uiginn is a byname meaning "Viking".
Holland 1 English
From various English places of this name, derived from Old English hoh "point of land, heel" and land "land".
Holm Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Swedish, Danish and Norwegian holme, holm meaning "islet" (Old Norse holmr).
Irwin English
Derived from the Old English given name Eoforwine.
Jager German
Variant of Jäger.
Jarvis English
Derived from the given name Gervais.
Josephson English
Means "son of Joseph".
Kiefer 2 German
Occupational name for a barrel maker, derived from Old High German kuofa meaning "barrel".
Kok Dutch
Dutch cognate of Cook.
Krause German
Variant of Kraus.
Langer German, Jewish
German cognate of Long.
Larsson Swedish
Means "son of Lars".
Madison English
Means "son of Maud". A famous bearer of this surname was the fourth American president James Madison (1751-1836).
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.
Marshall English
Derived from Middle English mareschal "marshal", from Latin mariscalcus, ultimately from Germanic roots akin to Old High German marah "horse" and scalc "servant". It originally referred to someone who took care of horses.
McDermott Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac Diarmada meaning "son of Diarmaid". The McDermotts were nobility in the Kingdom of Connaught, a province in Ireland.
McGill Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ghoill meaning "son of the foreigner", derived from gall "foreigner".
McKee Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Aodha.
Miyazaki Japanese
From Japanese (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Moe Norwegian
Means "sandy ground" in Norwegian.
Montgomery English, Scottish
From a place name in Calvados, France meaning "Gumarich's mountain". A notable bearer was Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976), a British army commander during World War II.
Morales Spanish
Derived from Spanish moral meaning "mulberry tree", of Latin origin.
Muir Scottish
Scots form of Moore 1. This name was borne by the Scottish-American naturalist John Muir (1838-1914).
Muñoz Spanish
Patronymic derived from the medieval Spanish given name Muño, from Latin Munnius, possibly of Germanic origin.
Nagasawa Japanese
From Japanese (naga) meaning "long" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
O'Brien Irish
From the Irish Ó Briain meaning "descendant of Brian".
O'Neill Irish
Variant of O'Neal.
Otto German
From the given name Otto.
Pedersen Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of Peder".
Perkins English
Means "son of Perkin", a medieval diminutive of Peter.
Phelps English
Means "son of Philip".
Popov m Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of the priest", derived from Russian and Bulgarian поп (pop).
Rice Welsh
Derived from the given name Rhys.
Richter German
Means "judge" in German, from Middle High German rihtære.
Ross English, Scottish
From various place names (such as the region of Ross in northern Scotland), which are derived from Scottish Gaelic ros meaning "promontory, headland".
Rózsa Hungarian
From the feminine given name Rózsa.
Ruiz Spanish
Means "son of Ruy" in Spanish.
Russell English
From a Norman French nickname that meant "little red one", perhaps originally describing a person with red hair.
Saari Finnish
From Finnish saari meaning "island".
Sanders English
Patronymic of the given name Sander, a medieval form of Alexander.
Schuler German
Means "scholar, student" in German, ultimately from Latin schola meaning "school".
Skinner English
Occupational name for a person who skinned animals, from Old Norse skinn.
Spitz German
Means "sharp" in German, indicating the original bearer lived near a pointed hill.
Stack English
From a nickname for a big person, derived from Middle English stack "haystack", of Old Norse origin.
Steffen Low German, English
Derived from the given name Stephen.
Stewart Scottish
Occupational name for an administrative official of an estate or steward, from Old English stig "house" and weard "guard". The Stewart family (sometimes spelled Stuart) held the Scottish crown for several centuries. One of the most famous members of the Stewart family was Mary, Queen of Scots.
Suzuki Japanese
From Japanese (suzu) meaning "bell" and (ki) meaning "tree, wood". This is the second most common surname in Japan. A notable bearer was the artist Suzuki Harunobu (1725-1770).
Székely Hungarian
Denoted a person of Székely ancestry. The Székelys are a population of Hungarians who live in central Romania.
Szőke Hungarian
Means "blond, fair haired" in Hungarian.
Tachibana Japanese
From Japanese (tachibana) meaning "orange, tangerine".
Takeda Japanese
From Japanese (take) meaning "military, martial" and (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Tanaka Japanese
Means "dweller in the rice fields", from Japanese (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy" and (naka) meaning "middle".
Tanner English
Occupational name for a person who tanned animal hides, from Old English tannian "to tan", itself from Late Latin and possibly ultimately of Celtic origin.
Thomas English, Welsh, French, German
Derived from the given name Thomas.
Thompson English
Means "son of Thomas".
Thorpe English
From Old Norse þorp meaning "village".
Troy English
Originally denoted a person from the city of Troyes in France.
Vogel German, Dutch
From Old High German and Old Dutch fogal meaning "bird". It was originally an occupational name for a bird catcher, or a nickname for a person who liked to sing.
Waldo English
From the Anglo-Scandinavian given name Waltheof.
Watson English, Scottish
Patronymic derived from the Middle English given name Wat or Watt, a diminutive of the name Walter.
Wickham English
From any of various towns by this name in England, notably in Hampshire. They are derived from Old English wic "village, town" (of Latin origin) and ham "home, settlement".
Wilkie English
Double diminutive of the given name William.
Wilkinson English
Means "son of Wilkin".
Willemse Dutch
Derived from the given name Willem.
Xu 1 Chinese
From Chinese () referring to the ancient state of Xu, which existed to the 6th century BC in what is now Jiangsu and Anhui. The character means "slowly, calmly".
Zhang Chinese
From Chinese (zhāng) meaning "stretch, extend". It may have denoted a bowmaker whose job it was to stretch bow wood.
Zhou Chinese
From Chinese (zhōu) referring to the Zhou dynasty, which held power from 1046 to 771 BC, continuing for a few more centuries as figureheads.