Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the meaning contains the keyword herbivore.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aiba Japanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "mutual" or 饗 (ai) meaning "banquet", combined with 馬 (ba) meaning "horse", 場 (ba) meaning "location", 羽 (ba) meaning "feathers", 庭 (ba) meaning "courtyard" or 葉 (ba) meaning "leaf".
Aitiņš Latvian
Derived from the word aita, meaning “sheep”.
Ajala Edo
Means "chief of the horses".
Akerregi Basque
Basque surname meaning "goat's hillside", composed of aker and -egi, meaning "goat" and "hillside" respectively.
Alfani Italian
(or Alfano) three possibilities: from the German word halfer ("helper"), from a place called Alfano, which is supposed to be from the Arab al fannan ("wild donkey"), and Alfana is the name of a race (as in type) of Arab horses, so could be someone related to horses.
Anay-ool Tuvan
Derived from Tuvan анай (anay) meaning "goat, kid" combined with оол (ool) meaning "son, boy".
Angioni Italian
From Sardinian angioni "lamb", denoting a shepherd, or perhaps a nickname.
Angius Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly linked to Sardinian angioni "lamb", Ancient Greek άγγος (àngos) "vessel, jug" or άγχω (ankho) "to strangle; anguish, stress", or from a modification of Latin balneum (see Bagni) "bath", indicating a place with hot springs.
Asnicar Italian
From Cimbrian haazo "hare" and ékke "hill, rise".
Assaratanakul Thai
From Thai อัสสะ (atsa) meaning "horse", รัตนะ (ratana) meaning "precious gem; precious jewel", and กุล, a transcription of Pali kula meaning "clan".
Ausley English (Modern)
Rare surname which was from an English place name in which the second element is Old English leah "wood, clearing". The first element may be hors "horse" (in which case the name likely referred to a place where horses were put out to pasture) or the river name Ouse (ultimately from the ancient British root ud- "water").
Babraitis Lithuanian
From babras, a variant of bebras meaning "beaver".
Babrauskas Lithuanian
Ultimately from the Balto-Slavic element *bébrus meaning "beaver". It is possibly an adaptation of Polish Bobrowski, or a related Slavic surname.
Baca Spanish
From Spanish vaca meaning "cow".
Bagge Swedish
From Swedish bagge "ram (male sheep)".
Baio Italian
From a nickname for someone with light brown or reddish-brown hair or beard, from baio meaning "bay horse", ultimately derived from Late Latin badius meaning "red-brown".
Baranchuk Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
From Баран (baran) meaning "ram".
Baranko Ukrainian
From Ukrainian Баран (baran) meaning "ram".
Baranov Russian
From Russian баран (baran) meaning "ram, sheep".
Baranski Polish
Means "son of Baran (ram)" in Polish.
Beccaria Italian
From beccaro "butcher", ultimately from becco "goat".
Becerra Spanish, Galician
Nickname probably for a high-spirited person from becerra "young cow, heifer". It may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a cowherd.
Belkin Russian
Patronymic from the nickname Belka meaning "squirrel" (a derivative of bely "white", referring to the animal's white stomach).
Bellock English, Irish
Meaning "young bull". It was a nickname for energetic people, or those who owned bulls.
Belyakov Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
Belyakova Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
Bezerra Portuguese
Means "young cow, heifer" in Portuguese.
Bivol Romanian, Moldovan
Meaning "buffalo".
Bobeck Swedish, German, Jewish, Slavic
A respelling of the Swedish Bobäck, an ornamental name composed of the elements bo meaning "farm" and bäck meaning "stream".... [more]
Bobrov Russian
Patronymic surname derived from Russian бобр (bobr) or бобёр (bobyor) both meaning "beaver".
Bobrownik Polish
From bobrownik, meaning "beaver hunter" or "beaver breeder."
Boğa Turkish
Means "bull" in Turkish.
Bolzonaro Italian
Occupational name for a person who operated a battering ram, derived from Italian bolzone literally meaning "battering ram".
Bool English
This surname derives from the Old English pre 7th Century bula, or the Medieval English bulle, bolle, meaning "bull", and was given as a nickname to one with great physical strength.
Brau Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the dialectical term brau, meaning "wild, untamed" in Sardinian and "brave, fierce" or "bull" in Catalan, or from blau "blue, turquoise".
Bucks English
Variant of "Buck"; a deer.
Buglass English
Possibly from the Booklawes region near Melrose, Roxburgshire, originally spelt "Buke-Lawes" (lit. "buck/stag" combined with "low ground"); otherwise from the Gaelic words buidhe - "yellow" and glas - "green".
Bulstrode English
Locational surname referring to the medieval village of Bulstrode in Berkshire. ... [more]
Bux Anglo-Saxon
From boc, meaning a beach, or beech. Sometimes used as an element of a place name e.g. Buxton, in Derbyshire, Buxhall, in Suffolk, or Buxted in Sussex; variant of "Buck", a deer.
Bykov Russian
From byk, meaning "bull".
Cabaco Spanish, Filipino
From spanish word cabaco means "horse"
Caballo Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from the Spanish word cabello, ultimately derived from the Latin word caballus, meaning "horse". This denoted someone who worked in a farm that took care of horses, or someone who had personality traits attributed to a horse, such as energetic behaviour.
Camilleri Maltese, Italian
Derived from Italian cammelliere meaning "camel driver".
Capra Italian
From the Latin word capra meaning "nanny goat." This was a name originally borne by shepherds / goat herders.
Capraro Italian
Occupational name for a goatherd, derived from Italian capra meaning "goat".
Capricorne French
Derived from the Latin word (Capricornus) meaning "horned like a goat". Probably a nickname for an ambitious person.
Carioto Italian
It means “deer” and originates from Italy the surname is considerably rare the total number is still unknown
Carneiro Portuguese, Galician
Means "ram" in Portuguese and Galician, either used as an occupational name for a shepherd or a habitational name for someone from any of various places called Carneiro.
Carveth English
From the village of Carveth, from Cornish Karvergh meaning "fort of horses".
Caverly English
English surname, a variant of the English surname Calverley, itself derived from the Old English calf "calf" and leag "field, clearing".
Cervera Spanish
A name for someone coming from any one of many places called Cervera, coming from Late Latin cervaria, meaning "place of stags".
Ceylan Turkish
Turkish surname meaning "gazelle" from Persian carān جران.
Cheever English
Means "goatherd", or from a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a goat (e.g. in capriciousness) (in either case from Anglo-Norman chivere "goat"). It was borne by American author John Cheever (1912-1982).
Chemso Adyghe (Russified)
From Adyghe чэмы (čămə) meaning "cow" and шъо (ŝo) meaning "skin, colour".
Chevrier French
Occupational name for a goatherd from an agent derivative of chèvre "goat" (from Latin capra "nanny goat").
Chilver English (British)
Means "ewe lamb" , (a young female sheep).
Chukho Circassian (Russified)
Derived from Adyghe цу (c°) meaning "ox, bull, buffalo" and шъхьэ (ŝḥă) meaning "head".
Ciavarella Italian
From Sicilian ciavaredda "goat kid", an occupational name for a goatherd, or perhaps a nickname based on the bearer's appearance or behaviour.
Clague Manx
Shortened Anglicization of either Gaelic Mac Luathóg "son of Luathóg", itself derived from a diminutive of Gaelic luath, Manx leah "swift", or from Gaelic Mac Laoghóg "son of Laoghóg", which is derived from a diminutive of Gaelic laogh and Manx lheiy "calf".
Coney English
Means "seller of rabbits", or from a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a rabbit (in either case from Middle English cony "rabbit").
Coniglio Italian
From coniglio "rabbit" (from Latin cuniculus ) applied as a nickname for a timid person or a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in rabbits. Italian cognitive of Coelho.
Cordeiro Portuguese, Galician
Means "young lamb" in Portuguese and Galician (Latin cordarius, a derivative of cordus "young", "new")... [more]
Cordero Spanish
Means "lamb" in Spanish, either used as an occupational name for a shepherd or a religious name referring to Jesus as the Lamb of God.
Cordisco Italian
Possibly from Italian cordesco "second-born lamb, butchered calf".
Cossart English, French
From French, referring to "a dealer of horses" (related to the English word "courser"). This surname was brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066, and became one of the many Anglo-Norman words that made up Middle English.
Costello Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Oisdealbhaigh meaning "son of Oisdealbhach". The given name Oisdealbhach is derived from Irish os meaning "deer, fawn" and dealbhach meaning "resembling, shapely".
Craparotta Italian
From Sicilian crapa "she-goat" and rotta "broken".
Darley English
Means "person from Darley", Derbyshire ("glade frequented by deer").
Defilippo Italian
The Italian surname De Filippo is a patronymic name created from the first name of a male ancestor. As a first name, it is derived from the Latin "Philippus,". This name is composed of the element "philos" which means "friend," and "hippos," meaning "horse.
Demiri Albanian
It means "young bull".
Demuro Italian
Probably denoting someone from Muro, Basilicata. Alternately, may be a nickname from Sardinian muru "wall" or "donkey".
Deveci Turkish
Means "cameleer, camel herder" in Turkish.
Džambas Romani
Meaning "herdsman, horse trader", from Persian ganbas, which translates as "herdsman". In the Turkish language, this term has the same meaning as... [more]
Dzugaev Ossetian (Russified)
Probably derived from Dzuga, the name of a past ancestor and the founder of the family/clan of uncertain meaning, though it could have been used to refer to a shepherd or herder if derived from Iron Ossetian дзуг (dzug) meaning "flock, herd (of sheep or cattle)".
Erenhart English (Rare), German, Dutch
“Eren” is derived from the word “Ehren,” which is of German origin and means “honor” or “glory.” ... [more]
Faraguna Croatian, Italian
Derived from Istro-Romanian fară gună, meaning "without a shepherd's goat-skin cloak".
Farand English (Canadian), French (Quebec)
Derived from the given name FARIMOND or from the French word ferrer meaning "to be clad in iron" or "to shoe a horse".
Fenech Maltese
Derived from Maltese fenek meaning "rabbit", ultimately from Arabic فَنَكْ (fanak) meaning "fennec fox".
Ferrand French, English
This French surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval French masculine given name Ferrand, which was a variant form of the name Fernand, itself a contraction of Ferdinand.... [more]
Ferrando Italian, Spanish
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval masculine given name Ferrando, which was in use in both Italy and Spain during the Middle Ages... [more]
Ferrante Italian
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval masculine given name Ferrante... [more]
Fois Italian
From a Sardinian nickname, related to Latin bos "bull, ox".
Foley Irish
As a northern Irish surname it is derived from the Gaelic personal name Searrach, which was based on searrach "foal, colt" and anglicized as Foley because of its phonetic similarity to English foal.
Gadbury English
Habitational name from Cadborough, alias Gateborough, in Rye, Sussex, probably so named from Old English gāt meaning "goat" + beorg meaning "hill".
Gajah Indonesian, Batak
From Sanskrit Gaju, meaning “Elephant”.
Gaskill English
Meaning "Goat Shelter". English (Lancashire) habitual name from Gatesgill in Cumbria, so named from Old Norse geit ‘goat’ + skáli ‘shelter’. The surname is first recorded in the early half of the 14th Century.
Gasser German (Swiss)
Occupational name for a goat herd from Middle High German geiz meaning "Goat" and (n)er an agent suffix.
Gatenby English
Derives from the place of Gatenby in North Yorkshire, which comes from an Old Norse personal name "Gaithen", likely from Old Norse geitin "goats" (later influenced by Old English gāt "goat") and the suffix býr "farm, settlement", referring to a settlement with goats... [more]
Gatton English
Gat means "goat" and ton from tun means "enclosure".
Gayakwad Indian, Marathi
From a nickname derived from Marathi गाय (gay) meaning "cow" and कवाड (kavad) meaning "door".
Geiselhart German (Silesian, Rare), Lombardic (Rare), Old High German (Rare)
Possibly after the Geisel, a river in Saxony-Anhalt, which likely received its name from either the Lombardic patronym Giso, meaning "noble, precious promise" or from the Old High German gewi, from the Gothic gavi, or gaujis, a which is a medieval term for a "region within a country", often a former or actual province combined with the suffix Hart, which means "stag", and comes from the Middle English hert and the Old English heort.... [more]
Geyik Turkish
Means "deer, stag" in Turkish.
Ghosh Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit घोष (ghosha) meaning "milkman" or "cowherd", ultimately from गो (go) meaning "cow".
Gierc English, Polish
Pronounciation: Rhymes with "pierce." Hard "g" (as in "goat"). ... [more]
Gioi Italian
Possibly from Sardinian angioi "lamb", a nickname for a shepherd, or from gioi "Thursday".
Gokhale Indian, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit गवाक्ष (gavaksha) meaning "round window" (literally "cow eye"), from गो (go) meaning "cow" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye"... [more]
Goswami Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit गोस्वामिन् (gosvamin) meaning "religious mendicant" (literally "owner of cows" or "lord of cows"), from गो (go) meaning "cow" and स्वामिन् (svamin) meaning "owner, lord, master".
Guinan Irish
The surname Guinan comes from the Irish surname O Cuanain (O'Conein and MacConein) and is derived from the Irish Cuinin for "rabbit", son of Dugal. They claim descendancy through the Donnelly line of the native Irish.
Härjapea Estonian
Härjapea is an Estonian surname literally meaning "ox head", but derived from a colloquial name for "clover".
Hartnell English
From a location in Marwood, Devon, derived from Old English heort "stag" + cnoll "hill".
Harton English
This surname is a habitational one, denoting someone who lived in a village in County Durham or in North Yorkshire.... [more]
Hartshorn English
habitational name from Hartshorne (Derbyshire) from Old English heorot "hart stag" (genitive heorotes) and horn "horn" perhaps in reference to the nearby hill (known as Hart Hill) and its supposed resemblance to a hart's horn... [more]
Harwood English, Scots
Habitation name found especially along the border areas of England and Scotland, from the Old English elements har meaning "gray" or hara referring to the animals called "hares" plus wudu for "wood"... [more]
Hengst German, Dutch
metonymic occupational name for someone who worked with or bred horses or a nickname for a brave strong man from Middle High German and Middle Dutch hengest "stallion" also "gelding" derived from Old Germanic hangist "stallion"... [more]
Hesketh English
Combination of Old Norse hestr "horse" and skeið "racecourse". This is the name of several paces in England.
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]
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]
Hirschfeld German, Jewish, Yiddish
Ornamental name composed of German hirsch or Yiddish hirsh meaning "deer" and feld meaning "field". It is also a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of land frequented by deer or where millets grew.
Hirv Estonian
Hirv is an Estonian surname meaning "deer"
Hirvesoo Estonian
Hirvesoo is an Estonian surname meaning "deer swamp".
Hirvonen Finnish
Derived from Finnish hirvi "elk, moose".
Holyfield English, Scottish
Although the Scottish surname is known to derive from the Medieval Latin word "olifantus," meaning "elephant," its origins as a surname are quite uncertain. ... He was one of the many Anglo-Norman nobles that were invited northward by the early Norman kings of Scotland.
Horsley English
Old English hors ‘horse’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’... [more]
Ienca Italian (Rare)
Allegedly derived from Italian giovenca "heifer". A heifer is a young cow that has not yet had a calf. Mount Jenca and Jenca Valley are located near Gran Sasso d'Italia in the Abruzzo region in Italy.
Jaimoukha Circassian
Means "cow herd, cowman", from Kabardian жэм (žăm) meaning "cow" and хъу (χ°) "male, man". It traditionally indicated someone who was wealthy because they possessed a large herd of bovine.
Jänes Estonian
Jänes is an Estonian surname meaning "hare".
Janjić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from janje, meaning "lamb".
Kabe Japanese (Rare)
Ka ("Increase,Step Up"), ... [more]
Kabuto Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 甲, 兜, 加太, 甲頭, 加部東 or 鹿伏兎 with 甲 (ka, kan, kou, kinoe, kabuto) meaning "A grade, armour, carapace, first class, former, high (voice), instep", 兜 (to, tou, kabuto) meaning "headpiece, helmet", 加 (ka, kuwa.eru, kuwa.waru) meaning "add(ition), Canada, include, increase, join", 太 (ta, tai, futo.i, meaning "big around, plump, thick", 頭 (zu, to, tou, atama, kashira, kaburi, -gashira) meaning "head", 部 (bu, -be) meaning "bureau, class, copy, department, part, portion, section", 東 (tou, higashi) meaning "east", 鹿 (rou, ka, shika) meaning "deer", 伏 (fuku,, fu.seru) meaning "bend down, bow, cover, lay (pipes), prostrated" or 兎 (tsu, to, usagi) meaning "hare, rabbit."... [more]
Kalahasthi Sanskrit
It is derived from the Sanskrit words “kala,” which mean “time”, and “hasthi,” which means “elephant”. Together, the name means “the elephant of time,” which is a reference to the goddess Kali, who is often depicted riding on the back of an elephant... [more]
Kaleba Polish
Originates from a nickname of Polish dialect meaning “scraggy old cow”
Kaneki Japanese
This surname is used as 金城, 金木, 金気, 金喜, 兼城, 兼木 or 鹿子木 with 金 (kin, kon, gon, kana-, kane, -gane) meaning "gold," 兼 (ken, ka.neru, -ka.neru) meaning "and, concurrently," 城 (jou, shiro, ki) meaning "castle," 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood," 気 (ki, ke, iki) meaning "air, atmosphere, mood, mind, spirit," 喜 (ki, yoroko.basu, yoroko.bu) meaning "rejoice, take pleasure in," 鹿 (roku, ka, shika) meaning "deer" and 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, -ne) meaning "child, sign of the rat (1st sign of the Chinese zodiac)."
Karaca Turkish
Means "roe deer" in Turkish.
Karadžić Montenegrin, Serbian
Derived from Turkish karaca, meaning "roe deer".
Karakoç Turkish
Means "black ram" in Turkish.
Kashima Japanese
From Japanese 鹿 (ka) meaning "deer" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".
Kilgore Scottish
Habitational name for someone from Kilgour in Fife, named with the Gaelic coille "wood" and gobhar, gabhar "goat".
Kits Estonian
Kits is an Estonian surname meaning "goat".
Knatchbull English
A nickname from Old English knatch "to strike" + bull "bull", indicating strength.
Kohlhaas German
Apparently a nickname from Middle Low German kōlhase, literally "cabbage rabbit".
Komagata Japanese
Ko could mean "little, small" or "old". Ma could mean "genuine, real" or "horse". Gata could come from kata meaning "shape, form".
Koyuncu Turkish
Means "sheep farmer" in Turkish.
Krolikov Russian
Patronymic surname derived from Russian кролик (krolik) meaning "male rabbit".
Kruup Estonian
Kruup is an Estonian surname meaning "goat".
Kuma Japanese
Kuma could mean "bear", or it could be written with ku meaning "long lasting, long time ago" and ma meaning "horse" or "flax".
Kurama Japanese
Kura can mean "own, possess, warehouse, storehouse" and ma can mean "horse".
Kushwaha Indian
Kushwaha (sometimes, Kushvaha) is a community of the Indo-Gangetic plain which has traditionally been involved in agriculture. The term has been used to represent at least four subcastes, being those of the Kachhis, Kachwahas, Koeris and Muraos... [more]
Kutz Polish
Germanized form of Polish Kuc "pony", "short person".
Kuzu Turkish
Means "lamb" in Turkish.
Kvitsinia Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz surname Kutsnia; the Abkhaz name was replaced by the Mingrelian spelling during the era of Joseph Stalin. It is most likely derived from Abkhaz икуцны иааз (ikutsny iaaz) meaning "one who migrates", though the word квици (kvitsi) has no real meaning in Abkhaz... [more]
Labba Sami
Meaning uncertain. Perhaps derived from Sami slabba "large reindeer antler shaped like a hand" or from Northern Sami láppis "lamb".
Lambillotte French (Modern)
Currently, a common name in Wallonia, Belgium with some descendants in USA. Believed to be derived from three terms..."lamb" "ill" "otte". The first term has remained unchanged from early Germanic term; the second is latin for "of the" and the third a dimiuative or feminine form suffix... [more]
Lammas Estonian
Lammas is an Estonian surname meaning "sheep".
Lämmle German, Jewish
Derived from German lamm meaning "lamb", a nickname for a meek and inoffensive person or a shepherd.
Lanier French, English
Occupational name designating one who worked in the wool trade (see Lane 2), derived from Old French lanier (ultimately from laine) meaning "wool", or for a keeper of donkeys, from Old French asnier literally "donkey keeper, donkey driver"... [more]
Lapin French
Means "Rabbit" in French.
Laveau French (Cajun)
A Cajun surname meaning "the calf".
LeBoeuf French
Nickname for a powerfully built man, derived from French boeuf meaning "bull", with the definite article le. In some cases it may have been originally a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman.
Lebrón Spanish
Lebrón is a surname most prevalent in the Autonomous Community of Andalucía. It is an augmentative of liebre (meaning "hare" in Spanish).
Legore Italian
Possibly Italian, a nickname for a fleet-footed or timid person, from a northern variant of lepre "hare". However, only the plural form Legori is attested in Italian records.
Lehmus Estonian
Lehmus is an Estonian surname relating to "lehm" meaning "cow".
Lehnhart German
"Lean deer." From the German words lehn and Hart, "lean" and "deer" respectively.
Lellouche Judeo-Spanish
From Tamazight alûsh meaning "lamb".
Lemming Danish
Derived from any of the places in Denmark called Lemming where the first element lem "lamb" is combined with the suffix -ing denoting a place.
Lorain French
Occupational name for a saddler, derived from the Old French word lorain, meaning "a leather strap used on a horse's breastplate".
Lorang French
Surname of uncertain origin. Might be derived from:... [more]
Lorimer English
Means "maker or seller of metal items of a horse's harness and associated equipment (e.g. bits and spurs)" (from Anglo-Norman loremier, a derivative of Old French lorain "harness").
Madau Italian
From Sardinian madau "fold, enclosure for sheep".
Marchal French, Walloon
Either a status name or occupational name from Old French mareschal "marshal" (from Late Latin mariscalcus). The term is of ancient Germanic origin (from marah "horse mare" and scalc "servant") and was originally applied to a man who looked after horses... [more]
Mawatari Japanese
From the Japanese 馬 (ma, uma or ba) "horse" and 渡 (watari or wata) "ferry" or ferryboat."
Meka Telugu
From Telugu మేక (meka) meaning "goat".
Monma Japanese
From Japanese 門 (mon) meaning "gate, door" and 馬 (ma) meaning "horse".
Montone Italian
nickname from montone "ram" (from Medieval Latin multo genitive multonis). Or a habitational name from any of numerous places called Montone ("big mountain").
Motome Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 求, 元目 or 求馬 with 求 (kyuu, gu, moto.meru) meaning "demand, request, require, want, wish for", 元 (gan, gen, moto) meaning "beginning, former time, origin", 目 (boku, moku, ma, me, -me) meaning "care, class, experience, eye, favour, insight, look" and 馬 (ba, uma, uma-, ma, me) meaning "horse."... [more]
Moua Hmong
From the Hmong clan name Muas associated with Chinese 馬 () meaning "horse" (see Ma).
Mouton French
Nickname from Old French mouton "sheep" used for a docile mild-mannered person for someone easily led or perhaps for a curly-haired man. Original French cognitive of Mutton.
Nalci Turkish
Occupational surname denoting a horse-shoe maker, from the Turkish word nal meaning "horse-shoe" and the particle -cı a suffix appended to words to create a noun denoting a profession or occupation.
Nancarrow Cornish
Means "person from Nancarrow", Cornwall (either "valley frequented by deer" or "rough valley"). It was borne by US composer Conlon Nancarrow (1912-1997).
Nankervis Cornish, English (Australian)
From the name of a place in St Enoder parish in Cornwall, derived from Cornish nans "valley" and an uncertain second element, possibly *cerwys, an unattested plural of carow "stag".... [more]
Ndlovu Southern African, Ndebele, Zulu
Derived from Ndebele or Zulu indlovu meaning "elephant".
Niu Chinese
From Chinese 牛 (niú) meaning "cow, ox, bull".
Nkomo Xhosa (Modern, Archaic), Zulu (Modern, Archaic)
Southern African, Nguni Nomadic meaning "Dairy/Milk Cow or Southern African long-horn Cow".
Nutter English
Means either (i) "scribe, clerk" (from Middle English notere, ultimately from Latin notārius); or (ii) "person who keeps or tends oxen" (from a derivative of Middle English nowt "ox")... [more]
Occhibove Italian
Probably means "ox eyes, cow eyes", from Italian occhio "eye" and bove "ox", perhaps a nickname for someone with large, dark eyes.
Ochsner German (Swiss)
Means "oxen herder" in Swiss, from Middle High German ohse "ox".
Ofer Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Ofer, means "fawn" in Hebrew.
Oinas Estonian, Finnish
Oinas is an Estonian and Finnish surname meaning "ram (Ovis Aries)" in both languages. The surname is somewhat rare in Finland.
Oliphant English
Means "elephant" (from Middle English, Old French and Middle High German olifant "elephant"), perhaps used as a nickname for a large cumbersome person, or denoting someone who lived in a building distinguished by the sign of an elephant.
Orav Estonian
Orav is an Estonian surname meaning "squirrel".
Ovechkin Russian
Patronymic derived from Russian овечка (ovechka) meaning "lamb". A famous bearer is the Russian hockey player Alexander Ovechkin (1985-).
Oven Slovene, German
Derived from Oven "ram, male sheep".
Oxendine English
From an English place name meaning "valley of the oxen", which was derived from Old English oxa "ox" (genitive plural oxena) and denu "valley".
Page German
Metonymic occupational name for a horse dealer, from Middle Low German page "horse".
Philippart Belgian
In the Medieval period, of Ancient Greek origin, derives from philippos, a compound made of philein meaning "to love", and hippos, a horse, hence "lover of horses".
Phukuntsi Tswana, Sotho
This surname has multilayered meanings... [more]
Pliev Ingush (Russified), Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush and Ossetian name, which is derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The name itself comes from Plievo, the name of a village in Ingushetia, which means "village of the sons of Pkhile", referring to a given name possibly derived from Ossetian пыл (pyl) meaning "elephant".
Põder Estonian
Põder is an Estonian surname meaning "moose".
Põdersoo Estonian
Põdersoo is an Estonian surname meaning "moose swamp".
Põdramägi Estonian
Põdramagi is an Estonian surname meaning "moose mountain".
Porko Finnish
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Finnish poro meaning "reindeer".
Pühvel Estonian
Pühvel is an Estonian surname meaning "buffalo (wisent)" and "bull".
Pung Korean
From Sino-Korean 馮 (pung) meaning "fast running horse".
Pürg Estonian
Pürg is an Estonian surname derived from "pürg" meaning both "avidity (eagerness or enthusiasm") and a colloquial name for the European bison ("Bison bonasus").
Ramm Estonian
Ramm is an Estonian surname meaning both "beetle" and "(to) ram".
Ramsbottom English
Habitational name from a market town called Ramsbottom in Greater Manchester, England (historically in Lancashire), derived from Old English hramsa meaning "wild garlic" or ramm "ram", and bothm meaning "bottom, bottom valley".
Rashleigh English
From a location in Devon, derived from Old English "roe buck" + léah "clearing".
Rehn Swedish
Derived from Swedish ren "reindeer".
Renberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish ren "reindeer" and berg "mountain". The first element might also be derived from a place name.
Rind German
Probably a metonymic occupational name for a cattle dealer or butcher, from Middle High German rint meaning "cow".
Roffey English
There are two small villages named "Roffey". One in England, near Horsham, and one in France, Burgundy. The name is of Norman orgin. First mentioned in (surviving English documents) in 1307 when a George Roffey buys a house... [more]
Roszhart German
The original spelling of the name is Roßhart. Roß means "horse" and hart means "hard" in German. The name was changed when the family immigrated to the United States in the 1850's. Some took on the name "Rosshart", and some "Roszhart" as the ß has the "sss" sound.
Sahota Indian, Punjabi
Derived from Punjabi ਸਹਿਆ (sahia) meaning "hare".
Sarnowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Sarnowa, Sarnowo, or Sarnów, named with Polish sarna "roe deer".
Scaglione Italian
Derived from scaglione meaning "stallion’s canine tooth" (an augmentative form of scaglie meaning "canine tooth", from Old French escaillon meaning "horse’s tooth"), presumably a nickname for someone with exceptionally large teeth.
Scanavacca Italian
Possibly an occupational name for a butcher, from scannare "to slaughter, to cut the throat of" and vacca "cow".
Scannapieco Italian
Occupational name for a butcher, from scannare "to slaughter, to cut the throat of" and piecuro "sheep, lamb".
Seitz Upper German
A mainly Bavarian surname, from a reduced form of the personal name Seifried, a variant of Siegfried... [more]
Shikanai Japanese
From Japanese 鹿 (shika) meaning "deer" and 内 (nai) meaning "inside".
Shime Japanese
This surname is used as 七五三, 志免 or 志馬 with 七 (shichi, nana, nana.tsu, nano, shi) meaning "seven", 五 (go, itsu, itsu.tsu, me) meaning "five", 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three", 志 (shi, kokorozashi,, shiringu) meaning "aspire, hopes, intention, motive, plan, resolve, shilling", 免 (men, manuka.reru, manuga.reru, me) meaning "dismissal, excuse" and 馬 (ba, uma, -uma, ma, me) meaning "horse."... [more]
Shimekake Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 七 (shichi) from 楠木七郎 (Kusunoki Shichirō), 五 (go) from 和田五郎 (Wada Gorō), 三 (san) from 三百騎 (sambyakuki) meaning "300 horses" and 掛 (kake), phonetically assigned to write 駆ける (kakeru) meaning "to run"... [more]
Shipton English
From Old English scip "sheep", and tun "enclosure; settlement".
Shishigami Japanese
A Japanese surname meaning "deer god".
Shufflebottom English
Meaning: "From a sheep valley"
Sikk Estonian
Sikk is an Estonian surname meaning "billy goat".
Sikkel Estonian
Sikkel is an Estonian surname derived from "sikk" meaning "billy goat".
Simbeck German
Originates from the German prefix sim meaning "of the head" and the German word becka meaning "bull". When combined in this order, the meaning was "bull-headed", meaning stubborn and obstinant.
Sithole Southern African, Zulu
Derived from Zulu isithole meaning "heifer".
Skeie Norwegian
From Old Norse skeið "race, horse race".
Skipworth English
From the name of Skipwith in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The place name was recorded as Schipewic in the Domesday Book of 1086; as Scipewiz in the 1166 Pipe Rolls of the county; and as Skipwith in the 1291 Pipe Rolls, and derives from the Old English sceap, scip "sheep", and wic "outlying settlement"; hence, "settlement outside the village where sheep were kept".
Sokk Estonian
Sokk is an Estonian surname that means both "sock" and "billy-goat".
Sōma Japanese
From Japanese 相 (sō) meaning "appearance" and 馬 (ma) meaning "horse".
Souma Japanese (Rare)
Sou (相) means "appearance, nature", ma (馬) means "horse". Souma is also a city name in Fukishima prefecture. Mitsuko Souma (相馬光子) from Battle Royale bears this surname
Sriram Sanskrit
Meaning "The God 'Ram'" in Sanskrit.
Stallone Italian
from stallone "stallion" applied either as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a stallion or as a metonymic occupational name for someone who bred horses. from an augmentative of stalla "stable stall" used as a topographic name and as a habitational name from any of the minor places called with this word.... [more]
Steinbock German
From German 'stein' meaning "stone" and 'der bock' meaning "goat".
Sternhagen German
topographic name from Middle High German ster "ram" (and -n- either the plural ending or a folk etymological insert by association with Middle High German stern "star") and hagen "enclosed field or pasture".
Strauss German, Jewish
From the German word strauß, meaning "ostrich." In its use as a Jewish surname, it comes from the symbol of the building or family that the bearer occupied or worked for in the Frankfurter Judengasse... [more]
Tall Estonian
Tall is an Estonian surname meaning both "lamb" and "stable/barn".
Tamang Tibetan
Tamang may be derived from the word Tamang, where Ta means "horse" and Mang means warrior in Tibetan. However there are no written documentations of Horse Rider naming nor present Tamang people have horse riding culture.
Tauro Italian
Taken from the words "bull" or "ox".
Tlebzu Circassian (Russified)
Derived from Adyghe лӏы (ḷə) meaning "husband, man" and бзэу (bzăw) meaning "deer, stag".
Tochihuitl Aztec, Nahuatl
Means ‘Rabbit Feather Down’ - ‘down’ as in soft feathers. It’s a combination of tochitl meaning "rabbit" and ihuitl meaning "feather" particularly small ones.
Toro Spanish, Italian
Either a habitational name from Toro in Zamora province. Compare De Toro . Or a nickname for a lusty person or for someone who owned a bull or a metonymic occupational name for a tender of bulls or possibly for a bull fighter from toro "bull" (from Latin taurus).
Toros Greek
From Latin taurus "bull", Greek version of the Italian surname Toro.
Touré Western African
Probably derived from tùùré meaning "elephant" in the Soninké language.
Trachang Thai (Rare)
Means "elephant seal" in Thai.
Turbin Russian
From the nickname Турба (Turba) which was probably derived from an old dialectal word meaning "face, snout, muzzle (of an animal)", used as a name for a person with an unpleasant or ugly appearance... [more]
Turturro Italian, Sicilian
Metonymic occupational name for a groom (a person employed to take care of horses), derived from Sicilian turturo, (ultimately from Italian tortoro) meaning "straw, hay, plait used for strapping horses"... [more]
Tzvi Hebrew
From the given name Tzvi, means "gazelle, roebuck" in Hebrew.
Tzviel Hebrew (Modern)
Means "gazelle of god" in Hebrew, from the given name Tzvi combined with el which means "God".
Umabe Japanese
From Japanese 馬部 (umabe), a shortened word for 馬飼部 (umakaibe) meaning "horse feeding department".
Umajiri Japanese (Rare)
Uma means "horse" and jiri is a corruption of shiri meaning "behind, end, rear".
Umakoshi Japanese
From Japanese 馬 (uma) meaning "horse" and 越 (koshi) meaning "pass, through, over".
Umanodan Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 馬 (uma) meaning "horse", ノ (no), a possessive particle, and 段 (dan) meaning "step", referring to a place with horses and a stepped landscape.... [more]
Ushi Japanese
Ushi means "cow, bull, ox, secind sign of the Chinese zodiac".
Ushida Japanese
From Japanese 牛 (ushi) meaning "cow" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Ushijima Japanese
From Japanese 牛 (ushi) meaning "cow, bull, ox" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".
Ushisawa Japanese
From 牛 (ushi) meaning "cow, bull, ox, 2nd sign of the Chinese zodiac" and 澤 or 沢 (sawa) meaning "marsh, swamp".
Ushishima Japanese
Ushi means "cow, bull, ox, second sign of the Chinese zodiac" and shima means "island".
Ushiyama Japanese
From Japanese 牛 (ushi) meaning "cow" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain", referring to a mountain with many cows.
Utsugi Japanese
Utsugi can be written in 15 ways, them being: 宇ツ木, 宇次, 宇津城, 宇津木, 宇都城, 宇都木, 卯都木, 卯木, 空木, 槍, 打木, 梼木, 楊盧木, 擣木, 棯. The 宇津木 and 打木 are also place names while 空木 is also a female given name... [more]
Vaaks Estonian
Vaaks is an Estonian surname meaning "elecampane" ("Inula helenium", also called "horse-heal" or "elfdock").
Vaca Spanish
Means "cow" in Spanish.
Van Hertrooij Dutch
Means "from Hertrooij", most likely a place name in the Netherlands. It could possibly derive from Middle Dutch hert meaning "deer" and rood meaning "red".
Veitch Scottish
Derived from the Latin word vacca which means "cow". This was either an occupational name for a cowherd or a nickname for a gentle person.
Vouvali Greek
From Greek βούβαλις (vouvalis) meaning "antelope" or βούβαλος (vouvalos) "buffalo".
Whitlam English
From a medieval nickname for a mild-mannered person (from Middle English whit "white" + lam "lamb"). This surname is borne by Australian Labour politician Gough Whitlam (1916-), prime minister 1972-75.
Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorffvoralternwarengewissenhaftschaferswesenchafew German (Rare)
Full name Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorffvoralternwarengewissenhaftschaferswesenchafewarenwholgepflegeundsorgfaltigkeitbeschutzenvonangereifenduchihrraubgiriigfeindewelchevorralternzwolftausendjahresvorandieerscheinenbanderersteerdeemmeshedrraumschiffgebrauchlichtalsseinursprungvonkraftgestartseinlangefahrthinzwischensternartigraumaufdersuchenachdiesternwelshegehabtbewohnbarplanetenkreisedrehensichundwohinderneurassevanverstandigmenshlichkeittkonntevortpflanzenundsicherfreunanlebenslamdlichfreudeundruhemitnichteinfurchtvorangreifenvonandererintlligentgeschopfsvonhinzwischensternartigraum... [more]
Woodfall English
English surname used as a first name. The name means "dweller by a fold in the woods" - in this case, "fold" means "sheep-pen".... [more]
Wowereit German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "squirrel", from Old Prussian wowere and Lithuanian voveraite (which, apart from "squirrel", also means "chanterelle").... [more]
Wymer English
Either (i) from the medieval male personal name Wymer (from Old English Wīgmǣr, literally "war-famous"); or (ii) from the Old Breton male personal name Wiumarch, literally "worthy-horse".
Xompero Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Cimbrian somerousch "pack horse", indicating the bearer's strength or occupation. Alternately, may mean "son of Piero".
Yuuma Japanese
From the Japanese 遊 (yu) "recreation," "fun" and 馬 (uma, ma or ba) "horse."
Zaicikas Lithuanian
Could mean "rabbit"
Zaitsev Russian
From zaits, meaning "hare".
Zajc Slovene
From zajec, meaning "hare".
Zaķis Latvian
Means "hare".
Zaldívar Basque, Spanish
Derived from Basque zaldi meaning "horse" combined with ibar meaning "valley". This is also the name of a town in Biscay, Spain.
Zerafa Maltese
Derived from Arabic زَرَافَة (zarāfa) meaning "giraffe" or ظَرِيف (ẓarīf) meaning "charming, elegant, graceful".
Ziegenfuss German
Meaning "goat foot".
Ziegenhagen German
Derived from Middle High German zige "goat" and hag "enclosure, hedge, pasture". Could be an occupational name for someone who kept goats, or be derived from any of several places with the name.