Spanish Surnames

Spanish names are used in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries (such as those in South America). See also about Spanish names.
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ABARCA Spanish
From the name of a type of leather-soled shoe or sandal made on the Balearic Islands. It originally indicated a person who made or sold this item.
ABAROA Basque
Possibly from Basque abaro meaning "refuge".
ABASCAL Spanish
Means "priest's street" from Basque abas "priest" and kale "street".
ABASOLO Basque
Means "priest's meadow" from Basque abas "priest" and solo "meadow".
ABEL (1) English, French, Danish, Spanish
Derived from the given name ABEL.
ABELLÓ Catalan
From the Latin given name Abellio, which may have been derived from the name of a Pyrenean god.
ABRAHAM Jewish, English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch
Derived from the given name ABRAHAM.
ABREU Portuguese, Galician
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a given name which was of Germanic origin.
ACOSTA Spanish
Spanish form of DA COSTA (from a misdivision of the surname).
AGRAMUNT Catalan
Originally denoted a person from the town of Agramunt, Spain. It means "field hill" in Catalan.
AGUA Spanish
Means "water" in Spanish, indicating a person who lived near water or worked with water.
AGUADO Spanish
Derived from Spanish agua "water", indicating a person who lived near water or worked with water.
AIZA Spanish, Basque
From Basque aitz meaning "rock, stone".
ALAMILLA Spanish
From Spanish alamillo meaning "poplar, aspen".
ALBERT English, French, Catalan, Hungarian, Romanian, German
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
ALDANA Basque
From the name of a Basque town, derived from aldats meaning "slope".
ALFARO Spanish
Originally denoted someone who was from the city of Alfaro in La Rioja, Spain. It is possibly derived from Arabic meaning "the watchtower".
ALONSO Spanish
From the given name ALONSO.
ALVARADO Spanish
From a Spanish place name, possibly derived from Spanish alba "white".
ÁLVAREZ Spanish
Means "son of ÁLVARO".
AMADOR Spanish
Derived from the given name AMADOR.
ANDRÉS Spanish
Derived from the given name ANDRÉS.
ANDREU Catalan
From the given name ANDREU.
ANTÚNEZ Spanish
Means "son of ANTONIO".
AQUINO Italian, Spanish
From the name of an Italian town near Rome, derived from Latin aqua meaning "water", the home town of the 13th-century saint Thomas Aquinas. In Italy the surname is derived directly from the town's name. As a Spanish-language surname, it was sometimes bestowed by missionaries in honour of the saint as they evangelized in Spanish colonies.
ARAUJO Spanish
Spanish form of ARAÚJO.
ARAYA Spanish
Denoted a person from Araia in the Basque Country, Spain. It is of uncertain meaning.
ARCE Spanish
Means "maple tree" in Spanish.
ARECHAVALETA Spanish
Originally indicated a person from the town of Aretxabaleta in Spain. It means "oak trees" in Basque.
ARENAS Spanish
From various Spanish place names, which are derived from Spanish arena meaning "sand".
ARITZA Spanish, Basque
From Basque aritz meaning "oak tree". This was a nickname of Iñigo, the first king of Pamplona, Spain (9th century).
ARMANDO Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Derived from the given name ARMANDO.
ARREOLA Spanish
Variant of ARRIOLA, found predominantly in Mexico.
ARRIOLA Spanish, Basque
From Basque place names, themselves derived from Basque arri "stone" and -ola "place of, house".
ASÍS Spanish
Originally denoted a person from the Italian city of Assisi (called Asís in Spanish).
ASTURIAS Spanish
From the name of a region in Spain, formerly a medieval kingdom. It is possibly derived from Basque asta "rock" and ur "water".
AZAROLA Basque
Possibly from Basque azeri meaning "fox".
BANDERAS Spanish
Spanish cognate of BANNER.
BARROS Portuguese, Spanish
From the Portuguese and Spanish word barro meaning "clay, mud". This could either be an occupational name for a person who worked with clay or mud such as a builder or artisan, or a topographic name for someone living near clay or mud.
BASURTO Spanish
From the Basque place name Basurtu, a village (now part of Bilbao) in Biscay. It means "middle of the forest".
BAUTISTA Spanish
Derived from the given name BAUTISTA.
BELLO Spanish, Italian
Means "beautiful" in Spanish and Italian, originally a nickname for an attractive person.
BELMONTE Spanish, Italian
From various place names in Italy and Spain meaning "beautiful mountain".
BENGOETXEA Basque
Means "the house furthest down" from Basque bengo "furthest down" and etxe "house".
BENÍTEZ Spanish
Means "son of BENITO".
BERMÚDEZ Spanish
Means "son of BERMUDO".
BERNAT Catalan
Derived from the given name BERNAT.
BLANCO Spanish
Means "white" in Spanish. The name most likely referred to a person who was pale or had blond hair.
BLANXART Catalan
Catalan form of BLANCHARD.
BOLÍVAR Spanish
From Bolibar, the name of a small Basque village, derived from Basque bolu "mill" and ibar "meadow". This name was borne by the revolutionary Simón Bolívar (1783-1830).
BOSCH (2) Catalan
Catalan cognate of BOSCO.
BOSQUE Spanish
Spanish form of BOSCO.
BOTELLO Galician
Occupational name for a maker of bottles, from Galician bottela meaning "bottle".
BOVER Catalan
Catalan cognate of BOVE.
BUSTILLO Spanish
From the name of Spanish towns, diminutive forms of BUSTO.
BUSTO Spanish, Italian
From the name of towns in Spain and Italy, derived from Late Latin bustum meaning "ox pasture".
BUSTOS Spanish
Variant of BUSTO.
CABELLO Spanish
Means "hair" in Spanish, used as a nickname for a person with a large amount of hair.
CABRERA Spanish
From various place names derived from Late Latin capraria meaning "place of goats", from Latin capra meaning "goat".
CAMPANA Italian, Spanish
Occupational name from Late Latin campana meaning "bell", ultimately derived from the Italian region of Campania, where bells were produced.
CAMPO Spanish, Italian
Means "field" in Spanish and Italian.
CAMPOS Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish variant of CAMPO.
CANTÚ Spanish (Mexican)
Variant of CANTÙ, common in Mexico.
CARDONA Catalan
From the name of a town in Catalonia, of uncertain meaning.
CARDOSO Portuguese, Spanish
From a place name meaning "thorny" in Portuguese and Spanish, ultimately from Latin carduus.
CARO Spanish, Italian
From Spanish and Italian caro meaning "beloved".
CASAL Spanish
From the Spanish word casal meaning "house", ultimately from Late Late casalis and Latin casa.
CASALES Spanish
Variant of CASAL.
CASTELL Catalan
Catalan cognate of CASTLE.
CASTILLA Spanish
Originally indicated a person from Castile, a region (and medieval kingdom) in Spain. The name of the region is derived from Late Latin castellum meaning "castle".
CASTILLO Spanish
Spanish cognate of CASTLE.
CASTRO Spanish, Portuguese
Means "castle" in Spanish and Portuguese, and referred to one who lived near a castle.
CATALÁN Spanish
Originally indicated a person who came from Catalonia, a region of eastern Spain.
CHAVES Portuguese, Spanish
From the name of a Portuguese city, derived from the Roman name FLAVIUS (being named for the emperor Vespasian, whose family name was Flavius).
CHÁVEZ Spanish
Variant of CHAVES. A famous bearer was the labour leader César Chávez (1927-1993).
COELLO Galician
Galician cognate of COELHO.
COLÓN Spanish
Spanish form of COLOMBO.
COSTA Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "riverbank, slope, coast" in Portuguese, Italan and Catalan, ultimately from Latin meaning "side, edge".
CRESPO Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Referred to a person with curly hair, from Latin crispus meaning "curly".
CRUZ Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese cognate of CROSS.
CUÉLLAR Spanish
Derived from the name of the town of Cuéllar in the Segovia province of Spain. It may be derived from Latin collis meaning "hill".
CUESTA Spanish
Spanish form of COSTA.
CUEVAS Spanish
Derived from Spanish cueva meaning "cave".
DALÍ Spanish
From a given name, itself a diminutive of names beginning with the Germanic element adal meaning "noble". This was the surname of the Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí (1904-1989).
DE LA CRUZ Spanish
Spanish cognate of DELACROIX.
DE LA FUENTE Spanish
Means "of the fountain" in Spanish.
DEL BOSQUE Spanish
Means "of the forest" in Spanish.
DE LEÓN Spanish
Referred to someone from the Leon region of Spain.
DELGADO Spanish, Portuguese
Means "thin" in Spanish and Portuguese, ultimately from Latin delicatus meaning "delicate, tender, charming".
DEL OLMO Spanish
Variant of OLMO.
DÍAZ Spanish
Means "son of DIEGO" in Spanish.
DOMÍNGUEZ Spanish
Means "son of DOMINGO".
DUARTE Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name DUARTE.
ECHEVERRÍA Spanish
Derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria, which itself is derived from Basque etxe "house" and berri "new".
ELIZONDO Spanish
Originally referred to a person who lived close to a church, from Basque eleiza "church" and ondo "near".
ESCAMILLA Spanish
Derived from the name of the town of Escamilla in Gualadajara, Spain.
ESCÁRCEGA Spanish
Derived from the Basque place name Eskarzaga, which itself is derived from Basque hazkar "maple".
ESCARRÀ Spanish
Possibly from Catalan esquerrá meaning "left-handed".
ESPARZA Spanish
Derived from the Basque place name Espartza, a town in the province of Navarre.
ESPINA Spanish
Means "thorn" in Spanish, a name for someone who lived near a thorn bush.
ESPINO Spanish
Variant of ESPINA.
ESPINOSA Spanish
From Spanish espinoso meaning "thorny", ultimately from Latin spinosus, a derivative of spina meaning "thorn, spine".
ESTÉVEZ Spanish
Means "son of ESTEBAN".
ESTRADA Spanish
Spanish form of STREET.
FÉLIX French, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name FELIX.
FERNÁNDEZ Spanish
Means "son of FERNANDO".
FERREIRA Portuguese, Galician
Denoted one from a town named because it was near an iron mine, from Latin ferrum meaning "iron".
FERREIRO Galician
Galician cognate of FERRARI.
FERRER Catalan
Catalan cognate of FERRARI.
FLORES Spanish
Means "son of FLORO" in Spanish.
FONSECA Spanish, Portuguese
Originally belonged to a person who lived near a dry spring, from Latin fons "well, spring" and siccus "dry".
FONTANA Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish cognate of FONTAINE.
FUENTES Spanish
Means "spring, well" in Spanish, derived from Latin fons.
GALLEGO Spanish
Originally indicated a person from Galicia, a region in northwestern Spain.
GALLO Italian, Spanish
Means "rooster", ultimately from Latin gallus. This was a nickname for a proud person.
GARCÍA Spanish
From a medieval given name of unknown meaning, possibly related to the Basque word hartz meaning "bear".
GARRASTAZU Basque
From the Basque word arratz "bush" combined with the suffix sta denoting a place.
GARZA Spanish
Derived from Spanish garza meaning "heron".
GASPAR Portuguese, Spanish
Derived from the given name GASPAR.
GEBARA Basque
Habitational name for someone who lived in Gebara, a village in the province of Álava in Spain.
GÓMEZ Spanish
Spanish form of GOMES.
GONZÁLEZ Spanish
Means "son of GONZALO" in Spanish.
GREC Catalan
Catalan cognate of GRECO.
GUADARRAMA Spanish
Derived from the name of the town of Guadarrama near Madrid.
GUERRA Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From a nickname meaning "war", given to a belligerent person or one engaged in warfare.
GUERRERO Spanish
Means "warrior" in Spanish, an occupational name for a soldier. It is derived from Late Latin werra "war", of Germanic origin.
GUTIÉRREZ Spanish
Means "son of GUTIERRE".
GUZMÁN Spanish
From the name of the town of Guzmán in Burgos, Spain.
HERNÁNDEZ Spanish
Means "son of HERNANDO" in Spanish.
HERRERA Spanish
Spanish form of FERREIRA.
HERRERO Spanish
Spanish cognate of FERRARI.
HIERRO Spanish
Spanish form of FERRO.
HOLGUÍN Spanish
Possibly from Spanish holgar "to rest, to enjoy oneself".
HUERTA Spanish
Means "garden, orchard" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin hortus.
IBÁÑEZ Spanish
Means "son of IBÁN".
IBARRA Basque, Spanish
From Basque place names derived from ibar meaning "meadow".
IGLESIAS Spanish
From Spanish iglesia meaning "church", from Latin ecclesia (of Greek origin).
IÑÍGUEZ Spanish
Means "son of ÍÑIGO" in Spanish.
ITURBURUA Basque
Means "by the fountain" in Basque, from iturri "fountain, spring".
JASO Basque
Derived from Basque jats meaning "sorghum", a type of cereal grass.
JASSO Basque
Variant of JASO.
JIMÉNEZ Spanish
Means "son of JIMENO".
JORDÀ Catalan
Derived from the given name JORDÀ.
LOBO Spanish, Portuguese
Originally a nickname meaning "wolf" in Spanish and Portuguese.
LOPEZ Spanish
Means "son of LOPE" in Spanish.
LOSA Spanish
From Spanish losa meaning "tile, slab".
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 birth place of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), the founder of Jesuits.
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.
MACHADO Portuguese, Spanish
Derived from Spanish and Portuguese machado "hatchet" and denoted a person who made or used hatchets.
MACÍAS Spanish
Derived from the given name MATEO.
MARADONA Spanish
Locative name coming from the name of a place near Lugo in northern Spain. A notable bearer is former Argentinian soccer star Diego Maradona (1960-).
MARÍA Spanish
From the given the name MARÍA.
MARINO Italian, Spanish
Derived from the given name MARINO.
MÁRQUEZ Spanish
Means "son of MARCOS".
MARTÍ Catalan
Derived from the given name MARTÍ.
MARTÍNEZ Spanish
Means "son of MARTÍN" in Spanish.
MAS (1) Catalan
Means "farm" in Catalan.
MATA Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan
From the Old Spanish mata meaning "plantation of trees".
MATEU Catalan
Derived from the given name MATEU.
MEDINA Spanish
From the name of a Spanish city, whose name is derived from the Arabic word for "city".
MENDOZA Spanish, Basque
From a Basque place name derived from mendi "mountain" and (h)otz "cold".
MENÉNDEZ Spanish
Means "son of Menendo" in Spanish, derived from the given name HERMENEGILDO.
MERLO Italian, Spanish
Means "blackbird", ultimately from Latin merula. The blackbird is a symbol of a naive person.
MICHEL (1) French, German, Dutch, Basque, Polish
Derived from the given name MICHEL, MITXEL or MICHAŁ.
MINGO Spanish
From the given name DOMINGO.
MOLES Catalan, Spanish
Means "millstone" in Catalan.
MOLINA Spanish
Means "mill" in Spanish.
MONTERO Spanish
Derived from Spanish monte "mountain".
MORALES Spanish
Derived from Spanish moral meaning "mulberry tree", of Latin origin.
MORENO Spanish, Portuguese
From a nickname meaning "dark" in Spanish and Portuguese.
MUÑOZ Spanish
Patronymic derived from the medieval Spanish given name Muño, from Latin Munnius, of unknown meaning.
NARVÁEZ Spanish
From the name of a town in central Spain.
NIEVES Spanish
From the given name NIEVES.
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.
NÚÑEZ Spanish
Spanish form of NUNES.
OBANDO Spanish
Habitational name for someone who came from Obando in Extremadura, Spain.
OCHOA Spanish
Spanish form of OTXOA.
OJEDA Spanish
From the name of the Ojeda river in Soria, Spain, possibly derived from Latin folia "leaves".
OLA Basque
From Basque ola meaning "hut, small house, forge".
OLEASTRO Spanish
Means "wild olive" in Spanish, originally indicating one who lived near such a tree.
OLIVER English, Catalan, German, French
Derived from the given name OLIVER.
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.
OQUENDO Spanish
Originally indicated a person from the town of Okondo in Álava, northern Spain, possibly derived from Basque ukondo "elbow".
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".
ORIOL Catalan
From Catalan or meaning "gold", originally a nickname for a person with blond hair.
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".
OTXOA Basque
From Basque otso meaning "wolf".
PALOMO Spanish
Means "pigeon, dove", from Latin palumbes.
PAREDES Portuguese, Spanish
Denoted a person who lived near a wall, from Portuguese parede and Spanish pared meaning "wall", both derived from Latin paries.
PAVÍA Spanish
Spanish form of PAVIA.
PELÁEZ Spanish
Means "son of PELAYO".
PEÑA Spanish
Originally denoted a person who lived near a jutting rock, from Spanish peña meaning "rock, cliff".
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.
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.
PORRA Catalan
Variant of PORRAS.
PORRAS Spanish, Catalan
From a nickname meaning "club" in Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin porrum meaning "leek".
PRIETO Spanish
From a nickname meaning "dark" in Spanish, referring to a person with dark hair or skin.
PUERTA Spanish
Means "door, gate", a topographic name for a person who lived near the gates of the town.
PUGA Galician
Means "thorn, prickle" in Galician.
PUIG Catalan
Catalan cognate of POGGIO.
QUIÑONES Spanish
From various Spanish place names derived from quiñóon meaning "shared piece of land", derived from Latin quinque "five".
QUINTANA Spanish, Catalan
Originally indicated someone who lived on a piece of land where the rent was a fifth of its produce, from Spanish and Catalan quintana "fifth", from Latin quintus.
QUIRÓS Spanish
Denoted a person from one of the various places of this name in Spain, which may derive from Galician queiroa meaning "heather".
RAMÍREZ Spanish
Means "son of RAMIRO" in Spanish.
RAMOS Spanish
Originally indicated a person who lived in a thickly wooded area, from Latin ramus meaning "branch".
RANA Italian, Spanish
Means "frog" in Italian and Spanish.
RENDÓN Spanish
Possibly derived from a variant of Spanish de rondón meaning "unexpectedly, rashly".
REY (1) English, Spanish, French, Catalan
Means "king" in Old French, Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin rex (genitive regis), perhaps originally denoting someone who acted like a king.
REYES Spanish
Spanish variant of REY (1).
RÍOS Spanish
Spanish cognate of RIOS.
RIVERA Spanish
From Spanish ribera meaning "bank, shore", from Latin riparius.
RIVERO Spanish
Variant of RIVERA.
ROBLEDO Spanish
Means "oak wood" from Spanish roble "oak", ultimately from Latin robur.
ROBLES Spanish
Originally indicated a person who lived near an oak tree or forest, from Spanish roble "oak", from Latin robur.
ROCHA Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician cognate of ROACH.
RODRÍGUEZ Spanish
Means "son of RODRIGO" in Spanish.
ROIG Catalan
Means "red" in Catalan, from Latin rubeus, originally a nickname for a person with red hair or a red complexion.
ROJAS Spanish
Variant of ROJO.
ROJO Spanish
Means "red" in Spanish, referring to the colour of the hair or complexion.
ROLDÁN Spanish
Derived from the given name ROLDÁN.
ROMÀ Catalan
Catalan form of ROMANO (1) or ROMANO (2).
ROMERO Spanish
Derived from Spanish romero meaning "pilgrim to ROME".
ROSA Italian, Catalan
Italian and Catalan form of ROSE (1).
ROSALES Spanish
Means "rose bushes" in Spanish.
ROSARIO Spanish
Spanish form of ROSÁRIO.
RUBIO Spanish
Nickname for a person with red hair, from Latin rubeus "red".
RUIZ Spanish
Means "son of RUY" in Spanish.
SALA Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Romanian
Occupational name for a worker at a manor house, from the Romance word sala meaning "hall, large room", of Germanic origin.
SALAMANCA Spanish
Originally indicated a person from Salamanca, a city in western Spain which is of unknown meaning.
SALAZAR Basque
From Spanish sala meaning "hall" and Basque zahar meaning "old". It can also refer to the town of Salazar in Burgos, Spain, which is of the same origin.
SALCEDO Spanish
Derived from Latin salix meaning "willow tree". The name was originally given to one who lived near a willow tree.
SALINAS Spanish
Occupational name for a salt worker or someone who lived bear a salt works, from Spanish salina "salt works, salt mine", ultimately from Latin sal "salt".
SÁNCHEZ Spanish
Means "son of SANCHO".
SANCHEZ Spanish
Americanized form of SÁNCHEZ.
SANDOVAL Spanish
Derived from the name of a town in Spain, ultimately from Latin saltus "forest, glade" and novalis "unploughed land".
SAN NICOLÁS Spanish
Indicated the original bearer was from a place named after Saint NICHOLAS.
SANTANA Spanish, Portuguese
From any of the numerous places named after Saint ANNA.
SANTIAGO Spanish, Portuguese
From various Spanish and Portuguese places called SANTIAGO.
SANTOS Portuguese, Spanish
Means "saint" in Portuguese and Spanish, ultimately from Latin sanctus. This was a nickanme for a pious person.
SASTRE Spanish
Spanish cognate of SARTO.
SEPÚLVEDA Spanish
Derived from the name of the Sepúlveda Valley in the mountains of Segovia, and was originally used to denote people from that region. It is possibly derived from Spanish sepultar "to bury".
SIERRA Spanish
Originally indicated a dweller on a hill range or ridge, from Spanish sierra "mountain range", derived from Latin serra "saw".
SILVA Portuguese, Spanish
From Spanish or Portuguese silva meaning "forest".
SOLER Occitan, Catalan
Denoted a person from any of the numerous places in the area whose names derive from Occitan or Catalan soler meaning "ground, floor".
SOLO Basque
Means "rural estate" in Basque.
SOLOS Basque
Possibly a variant of SOLO.
SOSA Spanish
Spanish form of SOUSA.
SOTO Spanish
Means "grove of trees, small forest" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin saltus.
SUÁREZ Spanish
Means "son of SUERO".
SUERO Spanish
Derived from the given name SUERO.
TAPIA Spanish
Means "mud wall" in Spanish.
TERRAZAS Spanish
Originally a name for a person from Terrazas in the Spanish city of Burgos, a place name meaning "terraces".
TOLEDANO Spanish
Derived from the name of the city of Toledo in Spain, which was from Latin Toletum, which may have been derived from a Celtic word meaning "hill".
TOMÀS Catalan
Derived from the given name TOMÀS.
TORRES Spanish, Portuguese
Name for a person who lived in or near a tower, ultimately from Latin turris.
TOS Spanish
Spanish form of TOSI.
TOSELL Catalan
Catalan form of TOSI.
TOSET Catalan
Catalan form of TOSI.
TRAVIESO Spanish
Spanish form of TRAVERS.
TRUJILLO Spanish
Originally denoted a person from Trujillo, Spain, originally called Turgalium in Latin.
UBIÑA Basque
Possibly a variant of URBINA.
URBINA Basque
Derived from Basque ur "water" and bi "two", indicating a place where two waterways met.
UREÑA Spanish
Probably derived from the name of Urueña, a town in the province of Valladolid, Spain, which is of unknown meaning.
VALDEZ Spanish
Means "son of BALDO".
VALENCIA Spanish
From the name of the Spanish city of VALENCIA.
VARELA Spanish
Derived from Spanish vara "stick". It may have originally been given to one who used a stick in his line of work, for example an animal herder.
VARGAS Spanish, Portuguese
Means "hut, slope, pastureland" in Spanish and Portuguese dialects.
VÁSQUEZ Spanish
Means "son of VASCO".
VEGA Spanish
From Spanish vega meaning "meadow, plain", of Basque origin.
VELA Spanish
Derived from Spanish vela meaning "sail" or the homonym vela meaning "watchful".