Surnames Categorized "virtues"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include virtues.
Al-Amin Arabic
Means "the truthful" from Arabic امين (amin).
Barends Dutch
Means "son of Barend".
Belcher English
From a Middle English version of Old French bel chiere meaning "beautiful face". It later came to refer to a person who had a cheerful and pleasant temperament.
Benenati Italian
Means "son of Benenato", a given name derived from Latin bene "good, well" and natus "good".
Bogomolov m Russian
Derived from Russian богомол (bogomol) meaning "pious one, devotionalist".
Bone 1 English
Derived from Old French bon meaning "good".
Bonfils French
Derived from Old French bon fils meaning "good son".
Bonhomme French
Derived from Old French bon homme meaning "good man".
Bonnaire French
French form of Bonner.
Bonner English
From Middle English boneire "kind, courteous", derived from Norman French bon aire "good bloodline".
Bonomo Italian
Italian cognate of Bonhomme.
Bunker English
Derived from Old French bon cuer meaning "good heart".
Buono Italian
From a nickname meaning "good" in Italian.
Carideo Italian
Originally denoted someone from San Pietro di Caridà, a town in Calabria. The town's name may be derived from Greek χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness".
Cavan Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Caoimháin meaning "descendant of Caomhán".
Clement English
Derived from the given name Clement.
Cody Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuidighthigh or Mac Óda. A famous bearer was the American frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917).
Connolly Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Conghalaigh, which means "descendant of Conghalach". Conghalach is a nickname meaning "valiant".
Cortés Spanish
Means "polite, courteous" in Spanish.
Curtis English
Nickname for a courteous person, derived from Old French curteis meaning "refined, courtly".
Dalí Spanish
From a given name, itself a diminutive of names beginning with the Old German element adal meaning "noble". This was the surname of the Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí (1904-1989).
Dempsey Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Díomasaigh meaning "descendant of Díomasach", a given name meaning "proud".
Devin 2 French, English
Nickname for a person who acted divinely or prophetically, from Old French devin meaning "divine" or "seer, fortune teller", ultimately from Latin divinus.
Donnelly Irish
From Irish Ó Donnghaile meaning "descendant of Donnghal". The given name Donnghal means "brown valour", from donn "brown" and gal "valour". This surname is associated with the descendants of Niall of the Nine Hostages.
Droit French
Means "right, straight" in French, a nickname for an upright person.
Flannery Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Flannghaile meaning "descendant of Flannghal", a given name meaning "red valour".
Frank 1 English
Derived from the given name Frank.
Fromm German
From a nickname derived from Middle High German vrume meaning "noble, honourable".
Gallardo Spanish
Means "gallant, elegant" in Spanish.
Garbo Italian
From a nickname meaning "politeness" in Italian. A famous bearer of this name was the Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990), born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson.
Gentile Italian
From a nickname meaning "gentle, kind" in Italian.
Good English
From a nickname meaning "good", referring to a kindly person.
Goodman English
Variant of Good.
Grady Irish
From Irish Ó Gráda or Ó Grádaigh meaning "descendant of Gráda". The byname Gráda means "noble, illustrious".
Hertz German
Derived from Middle High German herze meaning "heart", a nickname for a big-hearted person.
Hope English
Derived from Middle English hop meaning "small valley".
Innocenti Italian
From a nickname meaning "innocent" in Italian.
Means "good" in Hungarian.
Karim Arabic
Derived from the given name Karim.
Kedves Hungarian
Means "nice, kind" in Hungarian.
Keefe Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Caoimh meaning "descendant of Caomh".
Keen English
From Old English cene meaning "bold, brave".
Łaska Polish
Means "grace, mercy" in Polish.
Leonard English
Derived from the given name Leonard.
McCrae Scottish
Variant of McRae.
McRae Scottish
From Gaelic Mag Raith meaning "son of Rath", a given name meaning "prosperity" or "grace".
Merrill 2 English
From the name of various places in England, derived from Old English myrige "pleasant" and hyll "hill".
Miranda Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from any of the numerous places in Spain and Portugal bearing this name, possibly derived from Latin mirandus "admirable, wonderful". A notable bearer was the Portuguese-born Brazilian singer and actress Carmen Miranda (1909-1955).
Mishra Hindi, Marathi
Means "mixed, mingled, honourable" in Sanskrit.
Nemes Hungarian
Means "noble, gentle" in Hungarian.
Ó Cuidighthigh Irish
Means "descendant of Cuidightheach" in Irish.
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 Séaghdha Irish
Means "descendant of Séaghdha".
Paz Spanish
Means "peace" in Spanish, originally a nickname for a calm person.
Pokorný m Czech, Slovak
Means "humble" in Czech and Slovak.
Polley English
From Old French poli meaning "polite, courteous".
Proulx French
Derived from Old French preu meaning "valiant, brave".
Prunty Irish
From Irish Ó Proinntigh meaning "descendant of Proinnteach", a given name probably derived from Irish bronntach meaning "generous".
Sauber German
Means "clean, tidy" in German.
Senft 2 German
Nickname for a helpful, kind person, from Old High German semfti meaning "soft, accommodating".
Sonnen German
Means "sun" from Middle High German sunne. It probably denoted someone of cheerful temperament or a person who lived in a sunny area.
Stabile Italian
From the medieval Italian given name Stabile meaning "stable, firm".
Stark English, German
From a nickname meaning "strong, rigid", from Old English stearc or Old High German stark.
Süß German
From Old High German suozi meaning "sweet".
Sweet English
From a nickname meaning "sweet, pleasant", from Old English swete.
Tanzi Italian
From a short form of the given name Costanzo.
Toivonen Finnish
Derived from Finnish toivo meaning "hope".
Triggs English
From a byname derived from Old Norse tryggr meaning "true, loyal".
Truman English
Means "trusty man" in Middle English. A famous bearer of the surname was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972).
Valiente Spanish
From a nickname derived from Spanish valiente meaning "brave".
Verity English
From a nickname meaning "truth", perhaps given originally to a truthful person.
Virgo English
Possibly from Latin virgo "virgin, maiden". It may have been a nickname for an actor who played the Virgin Mary in mystery plays, or for a shy man or a lecher.
Vroom Dutch, Flemish
From a nickname derived from Dutch vroom meaning "pious, devout".
Waller 1 English
Derived from Old French gallier meaning "person with a pleasant temper".