Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the meaning contains the keyword elevation.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aasum Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse aas "hill" and um "around".
Abeygunasekara Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अभय (abhaya) meaning "fearless" combined with गुण (guna) meaning "quality, property, attribute" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Abeysekara Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अभय (abhaya) meaning "fearless" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Abplanalp German, German (Swiss)
Topographic name for someone living high on a mountainside, from German ab- "below", "off" + Planalp "high, flat mountain-meadow".
Agatsuma Japanese (Rare)
From 上 (aga) meaning "upper, top, above" and 妻 (tsuma) meaning "wife, spouse".... [more]
Ainumäe Estonian
Ainumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "single mountain".
Aird Scottish Gaelic
Derived from a variation of the place name "Aird". The Gaelic term "Aird" would mean "high ground" or "hill" in English.
Aiyama Japanese
Ai can mean "together, join", "love, affection" or "indigo" and yama means "mountain".
Akahori Japanese
Aka means "red" and hori means "mound, hill."
Akamine Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 嶺 (mine) meaning "mountain peak, mountain ridge".
Akdağ Turkish
Habitational name for someone who lived near any of the various mountains named Akdağ in Turkey, from Turkish ak meaning "white" and dağ meaning "mountain".
Akioka Japanese
Aki means "autumn" and oka means "hill".
Alamäe Estonian
Alamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region hill/mountain".
Allikmäe Estonian
Allikmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "wellspring hill".
Allmägi Estonian
Allmägi is an Estonian surname meaning "under/below mountain".
Almonte Spanish
From a place between Huelva and Sevilla. Means "the mountain".
Almoroto Filipino
Possibly derived from almus, which means "nurturing", and toto, which means "all over", from Latin during Spanish colonization and rule in the Philippines. Almoroto could mean "nurturing all over."... [more]
Altmäe Estonian
Altmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "from below hill".
Alumäe Estonian
Alumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "base/foundation hill/mountain".
Amarasekara Sinhalese
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal, undying" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Aomine Japanese
Written 青嶺 (青 ao, meaning "blue") (嶺 mine, meaning "peak"). It is the surname of a character in the anime/manga Kuroko no Basket.
Aosaka Japanese
Ao means "green, blue" and saka means "slope, hill".
Araoka Japanese (Rare)
Ara (荒) means "rough", oka (岡) means "hill", therefore, Araoka means rough hill
Ard Scottish
Habitational name from any of several places called Aird, including one near Hurlford in Ayrshire, another near Stranraer in Galloway, and the Aird, the higher part of the Vale of Beauly, near Inverness... [more]
Arioka Japanese
From Japanese 有 (ari) meaning "have, possess" and 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".
Arisaka Japanese
Ari means "have, possess, exist" and saka means "hill, slope".
Ariyama Japanese
Ari means "exist, have, possess" and yama means "mountain".
Arumäe Estonian
Arumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland hill/mountain".
Arzamendia Basque
"mountain bear"
Asaoka Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Asnicar Italian
From Cimbrian haazo "hare" and ékke "hill, rise".
Aufdemberge American (Rare)
The surname Aufdemberge originated in America, but in German it means "on the mountains".... [more]
Awaoka Japanese
Awa means "millet" and oka means "mound, hill".
Awayama Japanese
Away means "millet" and yama means "mountain".
Babao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano babaw meaning "top, above, over".
Babaoka Japanese
Baba means "riding ground" and oka means "hill".
Backlund Swedish
Combination of Swedish backe "hill, slope" and Lund "grove".
Backman English, Swedish, German
Combination of Old English bakke "spine, back" and man "man". In Swedish, the first element is more likely to be derived from Swedish backe "hill", and in German the first element can be derived from German backen "to bake"... [more]
Backström Swedish
Combination of Swedish backe "slope, hill" and ström "stream".
Bacolod Filipino, Hiligaynon, Cebuano
Derived from Hiligaynon bakolod meaning "hill, mound, rise". This is also the name of a city in the Negros Occidental province in the Philippines.
Barr Scottish, Northern Irish
Habitational name from any of various places in southwestern Scotland, in particular Ayrshire and Renfrewshire, named with Gaelic barr "height, hill" or a British cognate of this.
Baş Turkish
Means "head, top" or "leader" in Turkish.
Bayır Turkish
Means "slope, incline, hill" in Turkish.
Beeden English (British)
Probably means "from Beeden", a village near Newbury in Berkshire. Ultimately coming from either Old English byden, meaning "shallow valley", or from the pre 7th century personal name Bucge with the suffix dun, meaning "hill of Bucge".
Belmont English
English surname of Norman origin, a variant of the surname Beaumont, which was derived from place names meaning "lovely hill" in Old French (from beu, bel "fair, lovely" and mont "hill").
Bergamo Italian
From a Celtic word meaning "mountain".
Bergdahl Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain, hill" and dal "valley".
Bergholtz Swedish, German (Rare)
Possibly a variant of German Bergholz which is either a derivative of Berchtold or from a topographic name meaning "birch wood"... [more]
Bergin Swedish
Derived from Swedish berg "mountain" and the common surname suffix -in.
Bergkamp Dutch, German
From the name of various places in the Netherlands and Germany, derived from Old Dutch and Old High German berg meaning "mountain" and kamp meaning "field". This name is borne by Dutch former soccer player Dennis Bergkamp (1969-).
Berglin Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain" and the surname suffix -in.
Berglind Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain, hill" and lind "linden tree".
Bergling Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain" and the common surname suffix -ing "belonging to, coming from". It has also been found as a spelling variant of similarly spelled names, such as Berlin... [more]
Bergmark Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain, hill" and mark "land, ground, field".
Bergschneider German
topographic name for someone living by a mountain trail (as in cut into the hillside) from Berg "mountain hill" and Schneit "trail path running on a border" (Old High German sneita).
Berlin Swedish
Of uncertain origin. The name could be a shortened form of Berglin. It could also be a habitational name from the city in Germany or from a place in Sweden named with ber or berg "mountain"... [more]
Bernfield German
An Americanized variant of the German surname, "Bergfeld", meaning "mountain field".
Berzelius Swedish
Derived from the name of an estate named Bergsätter located near Motala, Östergötland, Sweden. Bergsätter is composed of Swedish berg "mountain" and säter "outlying meadow"... [more]
Bibylty Ossetian
Derived from Georgian ბიბილო (bibilo) meaning "scar" or "crest", used to refer to a person with a distinctive scar on their face.
Biesheuvel Dutch
From Biesheuvel, the name of a small village in the north of the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands. It is derived from Dutch bies meaning "bulrush, club rush" (a grasslike plant that grows in wetlands and damp locations) and heuvel meaning "hill"... [more]
Birchall English
Probably a habitational name from Birchill in Derbyshire or Birchills in Staffordshire, both named in Old English with birce "birch" + hyll "hill".
Bizkarrondo Basque
It literally means "near the shoulder of a mountain".
Björnberg Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish björn meaning "bear" and berg meaning "mountain".
Blagden Anglo-Saxon
Blagden is a locational surname deriving from any one of the places called Blackden or Blagdon, or Blagden farm in Hempstead, Essex. Blackden in Cheshire, Blagden in Essex and Blagdon in Northumberland share the same meaning and derivation, which is "the dark or black valley", derived from the Old English pre 7th Century "blaec", black, with "denu", valley, while the places called Blagdon in Devon, Dorset and Somerset, recorded as Blakedone in 1242, Blakeson in 1234, and Blachedone in the Domesday Book of 1086 respectively mean "the black hill", derived from the Old English "blaec", black, and "dun", down, hill, mountain... [more]
Blankenship English
Variant of Blenkinsop, a surname derived from a place in Northumberland called Blenkinsopp. The place name possibly derives from Cumbric blaen "top" and kein "back, ridge", i.e. "top of the ridge", combined with Old English hōp "valley" (compare Hope).
Blumenberg Jewish
Ornamental name composed of German Blume "flower" and Berg "mountain, hill".
Bondoc Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog bundok meaning "mountain".
Boutella Arabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Means "father of the mountain" or "father of the hill", from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father (of)" and تَلّ (tall) meaning "hill, foothill". Two notable bearers include father and daughter Safy (1950-) and Sofia (1982-) Boutella, an Algerian singer and an Algerian-French actress, respectively.
Bowden English
Habitational name from any of several places called Bowden or Bowdon, most of them in England. From Old English boga "bow" and dun "hill", or from Old English personal names Buga or Bucge combined with dun.... [more]
Brailey English
Habitational name for a person from Brayley Barton in Devon, which is derived from the name of the Bray river (a back formation from High Bray which is from Celtic bre meaning "hill" or Old English brǣg "brow") combined with Old English leah "woodland, clearing".
Brandenburg German (East Prussian, Rare)
From a state in eastern Germany, formerly known as Prussia, containing the capital city of Berlin. Ancient. Associated with the Margravate (Dukedom) of Brandenburg, the seat of power in the Holy Roman Empire... [more]
Branting Swedish
A combination of Swedish brant "steep hill" and the suffix -ing. A famous bearer was Hjalmar Branting (1860–1925), Prime Minister of Sweden in the 1920s.
Brekke Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse brekka meaning "hill, slope".
Brinck German
Means "home on or near a hill".... [more]
Brion French
Refers to any of several places of the same name. Derived from Gaulish briga "height, hill" and the suffix -one.
Broccoli Italian, Sicilian
From the Italian plural for “The flowering crest of a cabbage”. Best known as the surname of the (Calabrian-originated) Sicilian American family who made James Bond internationally famous, by making movies (loosely) based on the books where the titular antihero himself appeared.
Bukit Indonesian
Means "hill" in Indonesian.
Burchell English
An English surname derived from the village of Birkehill (also known as Biekel or Birtle). It means "birch hill".
Burdon English
From 'bur' meaning "fort" and 'don' meaning "hill"
Burr English, Scottish, German
Nickname for a person who is difficult to shake off, derived from Middle English burr meaning "bur" (a seedhead that sticks to clothing). It could also be a derivation from Old English bur meaning "small dwelling, building", or a German topographic name derived from burre meaning "mound, hill"... [more]
Burroughs English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or tumulus, Old English "beorg", a cognate of Old High German berg "hill", ‘mountain’ (see Berg). This name has become confused with derivatives of Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke)... [more]
Byberg Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish and Norwegian by "village" and berg "mountain".
Carlberg Swedish
Combination of the given name Carl or Swedish karl "man", and berg "mountain".
Catapano Italian
Means "catapan, governor of a catepanate", ultimately from Byzantine Greek κατεπάνω (katepánō) "(the one) placed at the top, or the topmost".
Chandrasekara Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Chaumont French
Habitational name from any of numerous places called Chaumont "bald mountain" from the elements chals caux "bald" and mont "mountain" (ultimately from Latin calvus mons) for example in Cher Orne Jura Haute-Savoie.
Chiaramonte Italian
comes from the italian word chiara meaning "clear" and the the word monte meaning "mountain", possibly denoting someone who lived by clear mountians, hills, etc.
Chisaka Japanese
Chi means "thousand" and saka means "slope, hill".
Chrysler German, Jewish
From a German name referring to spinning or related to a Yiddish word, krayzl meaning "spinning top." The name can refer to a potter who spun a wheel to make utensils or to a person with curly hair or someone known for being continually active... [more]
Churchyard English
It comes from when the family lived in or near the precincts of a church. Churchyard belongs to the large class of Anglo-Saxon topographic surnames, which were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as "a hill", "stream", "church", or "type of tree".
Clairmont English
Means "bright hill."
Clayberg English
Meaning is unknown, but it most likely means "clay mountain", from surnames Clay "clay" and Berg "mountain".
Clopton English
Habitational name from any of various places, for example in Essex, Suffolk, and Warwickshire, named Clopton from Old English clopp(a) meaning "rock", "hill" + tūn meaning "settlement".
Coggill English
Recorded in several forms as shown below, this is a surname of two possible nationalities and origins. Firstly it may be of Scottish locational origins, from the lands of Cogle in the parish of Watten, in Caithness, or secondly English and also locational from a place called Cogges Hill in the county of Oxfordshire... [more]
Coll Catalan
Topographic name from Catalan coll meaning "hill, mountain pass", ultimately from Latin collum.
Coppenhaver German
Americanized spelling, probably originally spelled Kopenhaver or Koppenhaver. Means "owner of a hill".
Corongiu Italian
Possibly from Sardinian corongiu "rocky hill, boulder, large mass", denoting someone who lived near such a landmark, or perhaps a nickname based on the bearer's physical appearance.
Cresta Italian, Romansh
Derived from Italian and Romansh cresta "crest" (ultimately from Latin crista). This name was perhaps applied as a topographic name for someone who lived by the crest of a mountain or as a nickname with reference to the comb of a rooster.
Crnković Croatian
Derived from crn "black". The name refers to a person who was dark-skinned, or a person from the region Crna Gora "Black Mountain" (modern-day Montenegro).
Cuenca Spanish
Cuenca is an ancient Spanish last name which originated from Cuenca, a city in the Kingdom of Castilla.... [more]
Dağ Turkish
Means "mountain" in Turkish.
De Clermont French
Means "of the bright hill" from the French de meaning "of" and clair, cler 'bright', 'clear' + mont 'hill'
De La Montagne French
Means "of the mountain" in French.
De La Sierra Spanish
Means "of the mountain range" in Spanish.
Dhanasekara Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धन (dhana) meaning "wealth, riches, prize" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Dheerasekara Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धीर (dhira) meaning "steady, firm, courageous" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Donham Scottish
A surname meaning "House on the Hill" .
Doward English, Welsh
Indicated that the bearer lived by two hills, from Old Welsh dou "two" and garth "hill"
Down English
Derived from Old English dun meaning "down, low hill".
Downs English
This surname is derived from the Old English element dun meaning "hill, mountain, moor." This denotes someone who lives in a down (in other words, a ridge of chalk hills or elevated rolling grassland).
Dudayev Chechen, Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of a Chechen and Ossetian family name of disputed meaning; the name may be derived from Ossetian дудахъхъ (dudaqq) meaning "bustard", from Ingush тат (tat) meaning "Mountain Jew", or from Circassian дадэ (dade) meaning "grandfather" or "king, head, chief"... [more]
Dunaway English
Originally indicated someone who came from the village and civil parish of Dunwich in Suffolk, England, derived from Old English dun meaning "hill" (or possibly dune meaning "valley") and weg meaning "way"... [more]
Dunstan English
Either from the given name Dunstan or habitational name from Dunston (Derbyshire Lincolnshire Norfolk) from the Old English personal name Dunn and tun "settlement"... [more]
Durham English
Denotes a person from either the town of Durham, or elsewhere in County Durham, in England. Durham is derived from the Old English element dun, meaning "hill," and the Old Norse holmr, meaning "island."
Eelmäe Estonian
Eelmäe is an Estonians surname meaning "fore hill".
Effenberg German
Possibly denoted a person coming from a place of this name in Germany, or for someone who lived on or near a mountain or hill covered with elm trees, derived from German effe meaning "elm" and berg meaning "mountain, hill"... [more]
Ehrenberg Jewish (Anglicized, Rare, Archaic), German
In German it means "mountain of honor"
Eichelberg German
Habitational name from any of various places, notably one southeast of Heidelberg, named from Middle High German eichel meaning "acorn" + berc meaning "mountain", "hill", or topographic name for someone who lived on an oak-covered hill.
Eisenberg German, Jewish
Means "iron hill" from German isen meaning "iron" and berg meaning "hill".
Ekberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and berg "mountain".
Eldon English
Habitation name from the Old English personal name Ella- and -don from dun meaning "hill."
Elkington English
According to Wikipedia Elkington is a deserted medieval village and civil parish in the West Northamptonshire in England. The villages name means "Elta's hill" or perhaps, less likely, "swan hill".... [more]
Ellenberg German, Jewish, German (Swiss)
Derived from two municipalities and a village called Ellenberg in Germany. As an ornamental name, it is derived from German ölenberg, literally meaning "olive mountain".
Eomäe Estonian
Eomäe is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "eose-" meaning "spore" or "eospea" meaning "cone" and "mäe" meaning "hill/mountain"; "cone hill".
Esaka Japanese
E means "river, inlet" and saka means "slope, hill".
Etxegarai Basque
It literally means "hill house".
Falkenberg German, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several places named from Old High German falk "falcon" and berg "mountain, hill".
Farlow English
Habitational name from a place in Shropshire so named from Old English fearn "fern" and hlaw "hill tumulus".
Fiermonte Italian
Meaning uncertain. It possibly consists of the medieval Italian given name Fiero and the Italian word monte meaning "mountain", which would give this surname the meaning of "Fiero's mountain".
Fjellström Swedish
Combination of Swedish fjäll "mountain, fell" and ström "stream, river".
Floberg Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Of uncertain origin. Could possibly be combination of flo, an unexplained element (but probably either ornamental or locational), and berg "mountain", or a habitational name from a place so named.
Florimonte Italian
Roughly "flower mountain".
Foothill Indigenous American
Combination of "foot" and "hill".
Forsythe Scottish, Northern Irish
This surname has two possible origins. The more accepted explanation is that it comes from the Gaelic given name Fearsithe, which means "man of peace" from the elements fear "man" and sithe "peace"... [more]
Frankenberg German, Jewish
habitational name from a place in northern Hesse named as "fort (Old High German burg) of the Franks". From German franken and berg "mountain hill mountain"... [more]
Friedberg German, Jewish
Combination of either German vride "security, protection" or Friede "peace", with berg "hill, mountain". The name is most often locational, but may in some cases be ornamental.
Frostenden Medieval English
"White hill" in Old English. Parish in Suffolk; later shortended to Frost.
Fuchinoue Japanese
Fuchi means "abyss, pool, deep end", no is a possessive particle, and ue means "upper, top, above".
Fujiyama Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Fukuoka Japanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Fukuyama Japanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Furuyama Japanese
From Japanese 古 (furu) meaning "old" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Gadbury English
Habitational name from Cadborough, alias Gateborough, in Rye, Sussex, probably so named from Old English gāt meaning "goat" + beorg meaning "hill".
Gaddam Telugu
This surname means "on the hill" It is derived from the Telugu words "gadda (గడ్డ)" which means hill and "meeda (మీద)/meedi (మీది)" which means on. The two words were put together and shortened to Gaddam.
Gaddamu Telugu
Variant of Gaddam. This surname means "on the hill" It is derived from the Telugu words "gadda (గడ్డ)" which means hill and "meeda (మీద)/meedi (మీది)" which means on. The two words were put together and shortened to Gaddamu.
Gambier French
Derived from gambier, a Northern French variant of jambier, the masculine form of jambière "greave (a piece of armour that protects the leg, especially the shin, and occasionally the tops of the feet)"... [more]
Garmendia Basque, Spanish
Garmendia is the surname of a family of the Basque Country region of Guipuzcoa, in Spain. The surname means "wheat mountain" in Basque from gar meaning "wheat" and mendi meaning "mountain"... [more]
Geisinger German
Denoted a person from the town of Geising in Germany, which in turn got it's name from the Geisingberg mountain. The Geisingberg most likely got it's name from the Germanic geut or the Early New High German geußen, both meaning "to pour", and the German word Berg meaning "mountain"... [more]
Giri Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Maithili, Assamese, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit गिरि (giri) meaning "mountain".
Gola Italian
Topographic name from gola "mountain hollow, cavity".
Goldenberg Jewish
Ornamental name from a compound of German golden literally meaning "golden" and berg meaning "mountain, hill".
Grabiński Polish
Habitational name for someone from a settlement named Grabienice, Grabin, Grabina, Grabiny, etc.; ultimately from grab meaning "hornbeam" or, in the case of Grabienice, possibly from gręba meaning "hill".
Graybill English (American)
Anglicized form of Swiss German Krähenbühl, meaning "crow hill".
Greenall English
From Lincolnshire in England, meaning "green hill".
Greenberger German, Jewish
Anglicized form of the German surname Grünberger, which is formed from the words grün "green", Berg "mountain", and the habitational suffix -er. This name indicated a person who lived on or near a forest-covered mountain.
Greenhill English
The name is derived from a geographic locality, "at the green hill", or rather, more specifically of "Greenhill". The surname could also derive from the liberty on the wapentake of Corringham in Lincolnshire, or a hamlet in the parish of Harrow in Middlesex... [more]
Gubler German (Swiss)
Means "Of the Mountains"... [more]
Gunasekara Sinhalese
From Sanskrit गुण (guna) meaning "talent, virtue, quality, merit" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Guyton English
Means "hill of Gaega".
Haavamäe Estonian
Haavamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen hill".
Hachiyama Japanese
Means "8 mountains" in Japanese.
Haddon English
Derived from the Old English word had meaning "heathland" and the Old English suffix -don meaning "hill"; hence, the "heathland hill" or the "heather-covered hill".... [more]
Hagelberg German
From German hagel meaning "hail" and berg meaning "mountain".
Hållberg Swedish (Rare)
The first element might be taken from place names starting with (or containing) , hål, or håll. The second element is Swedish berg "mountain".
Hallberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish hall "hall, stone, rock" and berg "mountain".
Hallikmäe Estonian
Hallikmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "grayish hill/mountain".
Hammarberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish hammare "hammer" and berg "mountain".
Hanaoka Japanese
From Japanese 花 (hana) or 華 (hana) both meaning "flower" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Hanaue Japanese
From Japanese 花 (hana) meaning "flower" or 華 (hana) meaning "flower, petal" combined with 上 (ue) meaning "above, top, upper, superior" or 植 (ue) meaning "planting".
Haneyama Japanese
From Japanese 羽 (hane) meaning "feather" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Harnden English
From an English village Harrowden in Bedfordshire. This place name literally means "hill of the heathen shrines or temples," from the Old English words hearg and dun.
Hartnell English
From a location in Marwood, Devon, derived from Old English heort "stag" + cnoll "hill".
Haruyama Japanese
From Japanese 春 (haru) meaning "spring" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Hashioka Japanese
From Japanese 橋 (hashi) meaning "bridge" and 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".
Hashiyama Japanese
橋 (Hashi) means "Bridge" and 山 (Yama) means "Mountain".
Hatakeyama Japanese
From Japanese Kanjis 畑 (hatake) meaning "crop field" or 畠 (hatake), and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Hatakeyama Japanese
From Japanese 畠 (hatake) meaning "field" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Hatayama Japanese
From Japanese 畑 (hata) or 畠 (hata) both meaning "field" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Hatoyama Japanese
Combination of the kanji 鳩 (hato, "pigeon, dove") and 山 (yama, "mountain"). This surname was borne by Ichirō Hatoyama (1883–1959) and his grandson Yukio (1947–).
Haugan Norwegian
Originates from a Farm name. Haugan comes from the Old Norse word haugr which can be translatd to "hill" or "mound".
Hauge Norwegian
From any of the numerous farmsteads named Hauge in Norway, derived from Old Norse haugr "hill, mound".
Hautamäki Finnish
Finnish for "GRAVESHILL;" possibly cemetery or simply a person who lived near graves on a hill. From hauta ("grave") & mäki ("hill")
Hayama Japanese
From Japanese 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Heaton English
Comes from "town (or farmstead) on a hill".... [more]
Hebiyama Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 蛇 (hebi) meaning "snake; serpent" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain", referring to a mountain with many snakes.
Hedberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish hed "heath, moor" and berg "mountain".
Heinmäe Estonian
Heinmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "hay hill".
Heisenberg German
Made up of German words heis and berg, ultimately meaning “hot mountain.” This was the name of theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg and the alias of Walter White in Breaking Bad.
Herndon Medieval English
The surname Herndon was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat from ancient times... [more]
Hertzberg German
From Hertz "heart" and berg "mountain"
Heuvel Dutch
From Dutch meaning "hill".
Hietamäki Finnish
Derived from hieta ("fine-sand") & mäki ("hill").
Higashiosaka Japanese
Higashi means "east", o means "great, large", and saka means "hill, slope".
Higashiyama Japanese
Higashi means "east" and yama means "hill, mountain".
Higginbotham English
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire now known as Oakenbottom. The history of the place name is somewhat confused, but it is probably composed of the Old English elements ǣcen or ācen "oaken" and botme "broad valley"... [more]
Hingston English
The distribution of the Hingston surname appears to be based around the South Hams area of Devon. The English Place Name Society volumes for Devon give the best indication of the source of the name... [more]
Hiraoka Japanese
From Japanese 平 (hira) meaning "level, even, peaceful" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Hirasaka Japanese
Hira means "peace" and saka means "hill, slope".
Hirayama Japanese
From Japanese 平 (hira) meaning "level, even, peaceful" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Hirschberg German, Jewish
Derived from many places named Hirschberg in the states of Thuringia and North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, or the historic city of Jelenia Góra in southwestern Poland. It is composed of Middle High German hirz meaning "deer, stag" and berg meaning "hill, mountain"... [more]
Hisaka Japanese
Hi can mean "Japanese cypress" or "scarlet, dark red" and saka means "slope, hill".
Hiyama Japanese
From Japanese 檜, 桧 (hi) meaning "Japanese cypress" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Hõbemägi Estonian
Hõbemägi is an Estonian surname meaning "silver mountain".
Hogan Norwegian
Anglicized form of the Norwegian surname Haugen (or Haugan), meaning "hill."
Högberg Swedish
Means "high mountain" in Swedish.
Hokinoue Japanese (Rare)
Hoki means "cave, grotto, den", no means "of, therefore", and ue means "upper, top, above". ... [more]
Homura Japanese
This surname is used as 保村, 甫村 or 穂村 with 保 (ho, hou, tamo.tsu) meaning "guarantee, keep, preserve, protect, support, sustain", 甫 (fu, ho, haji.mete, suke) meaning "for the first time, not until", 穂 (sui, ho) meaning "crest (of wave), ear, ear (of grain), head" and 村 (son, mura) meaning "town, village."... [more]
Hörberg Swedish
The first element is probably derived from a place name starting with hör. The meaning of this element differs depending on which place name it was derived from, examples include harg "sanctuary, altar" (from Höör, Hörby), "hay" (from Hörröd), and hörn "corner" (from Hörnefors)... [more]
Horsley English
Old English hors ‘horse’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’... [more]
Hosoyama Japanese
Hoso means "thin, slender, fine, narrow" and yama means "mountain, hill".
Hostetler German
The name itself comes from the word Hostet or Hochstatt meaning "high place". Thus Hostetler is someone living in a high place or on high ground.
Hovda Norwegian
Habitational name from the many farmsteads in Norway named Hovda. Derived from Old Norse hófði "rounded peak", itself derived from Old Norse hofuð "head".
Howcroft English
Means "enclosed field on a hill". Derived from the words haugr "hill", of Norse origin, and croft "enclosed field"
Høyer Danish
A surname relatively common in Denmark, derived from the Old Norse word haugr, meaning "mound, cairn, hill". Alternatively, meaning can be traced back to the old Germanic personal name Hucger, a compound consisting of hug- "heart, mind, spirit" and geirr "spear".
Hügel German
From German meaning "hill".
Huhtamäki Finnish
Derived from huhta (“woodland cleared for slash-and-burn cultivation”) +‎ mäki (“hill”).
Hultberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish Hult and berg "mountain, hill".
Ichioka Japanese
From Japanese 一 (ichi) meaning "one" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill".
Ichiyama Japanese
From Japanese 一 (ichi) meaning "one" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Iiyama Japanese
Ii means "cooked grains" and yama means "mountain, hill".
Ikegami Japanese
From Japanese 池 (ike) meaning "pool, pond" and 上 (kami) meaning "above, top, upper".
Ikenoue Japanese
Ike means "river", no is a possessive particle and ue means "upper, top".
Illopmägi Estonian
Illopmägi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "iisop" meaning "hyssop", or "ilus" meaning "beautiful", and "mägi" meaning "mountain/hill".
Ilumäe Estonian
Ilumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "pretty/lovely hill/mountain".
Imaoka Japanese
From Japanese 今 (ima) meaning "now, present" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Imaruoka Japanese
I means "that one, Italy", maru means "round, circle", and oka means "hill, ridge".
Inusaka Japanese
Inu means "dog" and saka means "slope, hill".
Inuyama Japanese
From Japanese 犬 (inu) meaning "dog" and 山 (Yama) meaning "mountain, pile".
Ioka Japanese
From Japanese 井 (i) meaning "well" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Irisaka Japanese
Iri means "enter, input" and saka means "slope, hill".
Iriyama Japanese
From 入 (iri) meaning "entry, input", and 山 (yama) meaning "hill, mountain".... [more]
Isayama Japanese
A Japanese surname meaning "admonish mountain". A bearer of this surname is Hajime Isayama. He is a Japanese manga artist. (1986-)
Ishimine Japanese
Ishi means "stone" and mine means "peak".
Ishiyama Japanese
From the Japanese 石 (ishi) "stone" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
Iwaoka Japanese
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning "cliff, rocks" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Iwayama Japanese
Means "rocky mountain" in Japanese, from 岩 (iwa) "rock" and 山 (yama) "mountain".
Iwazaki Japanese
Variant of Iwasaki, meaning "stone slope, hill."
Iyama Japanese
I means "well, pit, minehaft" and yama means "mountain, hill".
Jaanimägi Estonian
Jaanimägi is an Estonian surname meaning "Jaan's (Jaan is a masculine give name) mountain".
Jayasekara Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Jernberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish järn "iron" and berg "mountain".
Jürimäe Estonian
Jürimäe is an Estonian surname meaninh "Jüri's (masculine given name) hill/mountain".
Kabayama Japanese (Rare)
Kaba (樺) means "birch", yama (山) means "mountain"
Kageyama Japanese
From Japanese 影 or 景 (kage) meaning "shadow" or 蔭 (kage) meaning "shade, shelter" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Kagiyama Japanese
Means "key mountain".... [more]
Kaljumäe Estonian
Kaljumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff hill".
Kalnieks Latvian
Derived from the word kalns meaning "mountain".
Kameoka Japanese
From Japanese 亀 (kame) meaning "turtle, tortoise" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Kameyama Japanese
From Japanese 亀 (kame) meaning "turtle, tortoise" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Kamimura Japanese
Kami means "god" or "top, upper" and mura means "village, hamlet "
Kamisaka Japanese
Kami can mean "god" or "above, upper, top" and saka means "hill, slope."
Kamiyama Japanese
From Japanese 神 (kami) meaning "god" or 上 (kami) meaning "above, upper" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Kanaoka Japanese
Kana means "metal, money, gold" and oka means "hill, mound",
Kanayama Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kana) meaning "metal, money" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Karadağ Turkish
From Turkish kara meaning "black" and dağ meaning "mountain".
Karlsberg German
Means "Carl's Mountain" in German language, it is also used in other Germanic languages
Karunasekara Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit करुणा (karuna) meaning "compassion, mercy" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Kashgari Uyghur, Arabic
Originally denoted someone who came from the city of Kashgar, located in the Xinjiang region of western China. The city's name is of Persian origin probably meaning "rock mountain".
Kataoka Japanese
From Japanese 片 (kata) meaning "partial, one-sided" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Katayama Japanese
From Japanese 片 (kata) meaning "partial, one-sided" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Katōno Japanese
From Japanese 上 (ka) meaning "above, top, upper", 遠 (tō) meaning "distant, far off" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Katsuyama Japanese
Katsu means "victory" and yama means "mountain, hill".
Katzenberg Jewish
Elaboration of Katz with the old German word berg meaning "mountain".
Kau German
From Middle High German gehau "(mountain) clearing" hence a topographic name for a mountain dweller or possibly an occupational name for a logger.
Kayama Japanese
From Japanese 加 (ka) meaning "increase, add" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Kihlberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish kil "wedge" and berg "mountain".
Kiigemägi Estonian
Kiigemägi is an Estonian surname meaning "swaying mountain".
Kikkamägi Estonian
Kikkamägi is an Estonian surname meaning "spindle (tree: Euonymus) mountain".
Kilburg German, Luxembourgish
"Kyll castle," from German burg (castle) near the Kyll river in Germany. Also "wedge mountain" in Swedish: kil (wedge) and berg (mountain).
Kingdon English
Habitational name from Higher Kingdon in Alverdiscott or from Kendon in North Bovey both in Devon... [more]
Kinslow English
habitational name from Kingslow in Worfield (Shropshire). The placename means "king's tumulus" from Old English cyning "king" (genitive cyninges) and hlaw "tumulus burial mound hill".
Kiriyama Japanese
Kiri (桐) means "Paulownia/foxglove tree", yama (山) means "mountain". Notable bearers of this surname are Kouji Kiriyama (桐山光侍), a Japanese manga author, Kazuo Kiriyama (桐山和雄) from Battle Royale, and Rei Kiriyama (桐山零), the main character of 3-gatsu no lion.
Kirsimäe Estonian
Kirsimäe is an Estonian surname meaning "cherry hill".
Kishioka Japanese
formed with 岸 (Kishi, Gan) meaning "Beach" and 岡 (Oka, Kō) meaning "Mount; hill; knoll”. So the mean it could be interpreted as “Hill of the Beach” or “Beach Hill”
Kishiyama Japanese
From Japanese 岸 (kishi) meaning "beach, shore, bank" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Kitaoka Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning "north" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Kitayama Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning "north" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Kivimägi Estonian
Kivimägi is an Estonian name meaning "stone mountain/hill".
Kivimäki Finnish
"Combined of Finnish words kivi (stone) and mäki (hill)"
Kiyosaka Japanese
Kiyo means "pure, clean" and saka means "slope, hill".
Kjellberg Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Old Norse kelda or Swedish källa both meaning "spring, source (of water)", and berg "mountain".
Knapke German
A relative of mine has said this surname means “over the hill” and that it is of German origin.... [more]
Knock English
Topographic name for someone living by a hill, from Middle English knocke "hill" (Old English cnoc).
Kobiyama Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small", 檜 (hi) meaning "Japanese cypress" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Kokamägi Estonian
Kokamägi is an Estonian surname meaning "cookery mountain".
Komine Japanese
Ko mean "small" or "light" and mine means "peak".
Komiyama Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small", 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Kõrgemäe Estonian
Kõrgemäe is an Estonian surname meaning "high hill/mountain".
Koriyama Japanese
Possibly from 氷 (kori, hyou) meaning "ice" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Koyama Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain."
Kozue Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 梢, 小梢 or 梢江 with 梢 (shou, kusunoki, kozue) meaning "treetops, twig", 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small" and 江 (kou, e) meaning "bay, creek, inlet."... [more]
Krähenbühl German (Swiss)
Combination of German Krähen "crow" and Bühl "hill".
Kreisel German, Jewish
Jewish family name and originally a nickname for an active or disorganized person, derived from German kreisel meaning "spinning top, top", ultimately from kreis "circle". Alternatively, it could've be used as a nickname for a person with curly hair in the context of "spiral" or "curl".
Kronberg German, Swedish
German habitational name from any of the places called Kronberg near Frankfurt in Hesse and in Bavaria from the elements krone "crown" and berg "mountain, hill". Swedish ornamental name from kron "crown" and berg "mountain hill".
Kronenberg German, German (Swiss)
Habitational name from a place called Kronenberg (there is one near Wuppertal) or possibly from any of the places called Kronberg (see Kronberg ) from German Krone "crown" and German Berg "mountain, hill".
Kruusmägi Estonian
Kruusmägi is an Estonian surname meaning "gravel mountain/hill".
Kuboyama Japanese
From Japanese 久 (ku) meaning "long time ago", 保 (ho) meaning "protect" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Kulasekara Sinhalese
From Sanskrit कुल (kula) meaning "family" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Kullamäe Estonian
Kullamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "aurous hill/mountain".
Kullberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish kulle "hill" and berg "mountain".