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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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".
VELÁSQUEZ Spanish
Derived from the given name VELASCO.
VELÁZQUEZ Spanish
Derived from the given name VELASCO.
VENTURA Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given names BONAVENTURA (Italian), BUENAVENTURA (Spanish) and BOAVENTURA (Portuguese).
VICARIO Spanish, Italian
Means "vicar" in Spanish and Italian, an ecclesiastic title used to denote a representative of a bishop. It is derived from Latin vicarius meaning "substitute, deputy".
VILAR Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Means "hamlet, farm" in Portuguese, Galician and Catalan, from Late Latin villare, a derivative of Latin villa.
VILARÓ Catalan
Catalan variant of VILAR.
VILLA Italian, Spanish
Means "town" in Italian and Spanish, from Latin. It was originally given to a person who came from a town, as opposed to the countryside.
VILLALOBOS Spanish
Denoted a person from the town of Villalobos, Spain, which is derived from Spanish villa "town" and lobo "wolf".
VILLANUEVA Spanish
Originally denoted someone who came from one of the various Spanish towns by this name, derived from villa "town" and nueva "new".
VILLAR Spanish
Spanish cognate of VILAR.
VILLAVERDE Spanish
Originally denoted a person from one of the various Spanish towns by this name, derived from villa "farm, settlement" and verde "green".
VITERI Spanish, Basque
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a Basque place name.
VIVAS Catalan
From the Catalan byname vivas meaning "may you live", which was bestowed upon children to bring good luck.
VIVES Catalan
Variant of VIVAS.
ZABALA Basque
Originally denoted someone who lived in a place of this name in Biscay. It is derived from Basque zabal meaning "large, wide".
ZAMBRANO Basque
Possibly a habitational name for someone from Zambrana, a town in the province of Álava in Spain.
ZAMORANO Spanish
Originally denoted a person from Zamora, the name of both a province in Spain and its capital city.
ZAPATERO Spanish
Spanish cognate of SAVATIER.
ZAVALA Spanish
Variant of ZABALA.
ZUBIZARRETA Basque
Means "old bridge", from Basque zubia "bridge" and zahar "old". A famous bearer is the Spanish soccer player Andoni Zubizarreta (1961-).
ZUÑIGA Basque
From the name of a Spanish town, formerly named Estuniga in Basque, possibly derived from Basque istuin "channel, strait".