Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the meaning contains the keyword hero.
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Abeynayake Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अभय (abhaya) meaning "fearless" and नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Abeyweera Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अभय (abhaya) meaning "fearless" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave".
Agbayani Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to become a hero" in Ilocano.
Alptekin Turkish, Uyghur
From Turkish alp meaning "brave, hero" and the Old Turkish title tegin meaning "prince".
Amaraweera Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal, undying" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave".
Bandaranayake Sinhalese
Derived from the Sinhalese royal title බණ්ඩාර (bandara) meaning "prince" and Sanskrit नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Batur Turkish
Means "hero" in Turkish.
Bayani Filipino, Tagalog
Means "hero" in Tagalog.
Bogatyr Russian
Derived from Russian богатырь (bogatyr) meaning "bogatyr, strongly built man, hero".
Coullson Scottish Gaelic (Anglicized, Rare), English
All origins of the name are patronymic. Meanings include an Anglicized version of the Gaelic Mac Cumhaill, meaning "son of Cumhall", which means "champion" and "stranger" and an Anglicized patronymic of the Gaelic MacDhubhghaill, meaning "son of Dubhgall." The personal name comes from the Gaelic words dubh, meaning "black" and gall, meaning "stranger."... [more]
Dimaunahan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "champion" (literally "cannot be outdone") from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and unahan meaning "front, head, first".
Dinçer Turkish
From Turkish dinç meaning "vigorous, energetic, active" and er meaning "man, hero, brave".
Dissanayake Sinhalese
From Sanskrit देश (desha) meaning "region, country, kingdom" and नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Ediriweera Sinhalese
Derived from Sinhalese ඉදිරි (idiri) meaning "front, forward" and Sanskrit वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave".
Ekanayake Sinhalese
From Sanskrit एक (eka) meaning "one, single, unique" and नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Er Turkish
Means "man, hero, brave" in Turkish.
Ertaş Turkish
From Turkish er meaning "man, hero, brave" and taş meaning "stone".
Gamanayake Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit ग्राम (grama) meaning "village" and नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Gazdanty Ossetian
Possibly derived from Arabic غَازِي (ḡāzī) meaning "hero, champion".
Ghahramani Persian
Derived from Persian قهرمان (qahraman) meaning "hero, champion".
Güner Turkish
From Turkish gün meaning "sun, day" and er meaning "man, hero, brave".
Held German
The German word for "hero", ultimately derived from Middle High German helt.... [more]
Helder Dutch, German, Upper German, English
1. Dutch and German: from a Germanic personal name Halidher, composed of the elements haliò “hero” + hari, heri “army”, or from another personal name, Hildher, composed of the elements hild “strife”, “battle” + the same second element... [more]
Hennayake Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit संनद्ध (sannaddha) meaning "armoured, ready, prepared" and नयक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Hjelte Swedish
From Swedish hjälte "hero".
Hrdina Czech, Slovak
Hrdina is a Czech and Slovak surname meaning "hero". Two notable bearers are Jan Hrdina, and Jiří Hrdina, both are ice hockey players.
Jayaweera Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave".
Kahraman Turkish
Means "hero" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian قهرمان (qahraman).
Karunanayake Sinhalese
From Sanskrit करुणा (karuna) meaning "compassion, kindness, mercy" and नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Karunaweera Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit करुणा (karuna) meaning "compassion, mercy" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave".
Kneen Manx
Manx cognate of the Gaelic surname Mac Niadháin, itself derived from the Gaelic personal name Nia meaning "champion." It may also be a corruption of the surname McNiven (Anglicized form of Mac Cnáimhín).
Kömm Upper German
Possible East Franconian dialect variant of Kempf meaning "champion, warrior, fighter".
Kulaweera Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit कुल (kula) meaning "family" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave".
Lahiffe Irish (Rare)
From Irish Ó Laochdha meaning "descendant of the hero" or "descendant of the heroic", ultimately from laoch "warrior, hero".
MacShanley Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Seanlaoich. Seanlaoich comes from Gaelic "the old hero."
Mahabir Indian, Trinidadian Creole
From Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large, big" combined with वीर (vīrá) meaning "man, hero, husband".
Nayak Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
From a title derived from Sanskrit नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Ó hAngluinn Irish
A patronymic surname meaning "son of Anglninn." This name is, in turn, thought to be derived from Irish Gaelic word anglonn, which means "hero" or "champion."
Pahlavan Persian
Means "hero, strong man" in Persian.
Pahlevanyan Armenian
Means "son of the wrestler" or "son of the champion", ultimately from Persian پهلوان (pahlevân) meaning "strong man, champion, wrestler".
Pechtold German, Dutch, Jewish
From the Old German given name Pechtholt, which is composed of the elements pecht "rotation" and holdt "hero". As a Dutch-language surname, it is derived from the Middle Dutch given name Pechte combined with Old High German walt "power, authority"... [more]
Ramanayake Sinhalese
From the name of the Hindu god Rama 1 combined with Sanskrit नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Ranaweera Sinhalese
From Sankrit राणा (rana) meaning "king" or रण (rana) meaning "delight, pleasure, joy" and वीर (vira) maning "hero, man, brave".
Ratnayake Sinhalese
From Sanskrit रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure" and नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Rooney Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruanaidh "descendant of Ruanadh", a byname meaning "champion".
Samaranayake Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit समर (samara) meaning "coming together, meeting" or "conflict, struggle" and नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Samaraweera Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit समर (samara) meaning "coming together, meeting" or "conflict, struggle" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave".
Senanayake Sinhalese
From Sanskrit सेना (sena) meaning "army" and नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Sumanaweera Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit सुमन (sumana) meaning "good-minded, benevolent" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave".
Suraweera Sinhalese
From Sanskrit सुर (sura) meaning "god" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave".
Trainor Irish
Reduced form of McTraynor, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thréinfhir "son of Tréinfhear", a byname meaning "champion, strong man" (from tréan "strong" and fear "man").
Vilavong Lao
From Lao ວິລະ (vila) meaning "hero, brave, courage" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Vilavongsa Lao
From Lao ວິລະ (vila) meaning "hero, brave" and ວົງສາ (vongsa) meaning "family".
Vindex Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "champion", "avenger", or "defender".... [more]
Weerakoon Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave" combined with Sinhala කෝන් (kon) meaning "king" (of Tamil origin).
Weeraratne Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave" and रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure".
Weerasekara Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Weerasinghe Sinhalese
Means "brave lion", derived from Sanskrit वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Weerasuriya Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave" and सूर्य (surya) meaning "sun".
Weerawansa Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave" and वंश (vansa) meaning "lineage, clan, family".
Weerawardana Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave" and वर्धन (vardhana) meaning "increasing, growing".
Weerawarna Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave" and वर्ण (varna) meaning "colour" or "caste".
Wickramanayake Sinhalese
From Sanskrit विक्रम (vikrama) meaning "stride, pace" or "valour" and नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Wijeweera Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit विजय (vijaya) meaning "victory" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave".
Wimalaweera Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit विमल (vimala) meaning "clean, pure" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave".