Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the meaning contains the keyword insect.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abella Catalan, Galician
Means "bee" in Catalan and Galician, used as a nickname for a small, active person or an occupational name for a beekeeper.
Amito Japanese
Means "doorway with an insect net" in Japanese.
Arı Turkish
Means "bee" or "clean, pure" in Turkish.
Azcatl Nahuatl
Means "ant" in Nahuatl.
Bee English
From Middle English be meaning "bee", Old English beo, hence a nickname for an energetic or active person or a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper.
Bocboc Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano bukbok meaning "clobber, maul" or "woodboring insect, weevil".
Bodily Anglo-Saxon
A habitational name from the parish of Budleigh, near Exeter in Devon or Baddeley Green in Staffordshire. From the Old English budda, meaning "beetle" and leah, meaning "wood" or "clearing", also known as a glade... [more]
Budd English
Originated from the Old English personal name Budda, from the word budda, which means "beetle" or "to swell." Specifically of Celtic Welsh origin.
Carabuz Romanian
Carabuz is a combination betwen 2 Romanian words, ,,cărăbuș" the Romanian form of ,,beetle" and ,,autobuz" the Romanian form of ,,bus"
Chono Japanese
Cho can mean "butterfly" and no means "field, wilderness, plain".
Darázs Hungarian
Means "wasp".
Drown English
Derived from drone meaning "honey bee"
Dworkin Jewish
From a pet-form of the Yiddish female personal name Dvoyre, from Hebrew Devorah (source of English Deborah), literally "bee"... [more]
Espa Italian
From Sardinian espa "wasp", making this a cognate of Vespa.
Fluture Romanian
From Romanian fluture, flutur "butterfly" (itself possibly a deverbative from flutura "flutter, float, flit").
Flygare Swedish
Means "someone who flies" in Swedish, ultimately a combination of the verb flyga "to fly" and the suffix -are denoting a person who performs the action of the verb. The surname was first used in the 17th century and is therefore unrelated to the modern occupation pilot (the Swedish word for pilot is also "pilot"), instead, a flygare probably referred to a person who was quick, fast.
Formica Italian
Means "ant" in Italian. It used to indicate a humble or short and thin person but hardworker.
Hachiya Japanese
From Japanese 蜂 (hachi) meaning "bee, wasp" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".
Khrushchev Russian
Derived from Russian хрущ (khrushch) meaning "cockchafer" or "May beetle".
Mesila Estonian
Mesila is an Estonian surname meaning "apiary" and "bee garden".
Mier Dutch
Derived from Dutch mier "ant", perhaps denoting an industrious person.
Mosca Romansh
Younger form of Muos-cha which was derived from Romansh muos-cha "fly (animal)".
Mosquera Spanish, Catalan
Spanish topographic name for someone who lived in a place that was infested with flies or mosquitos from a derivative of mosca "fly" (from Latin musca)... [more]
Moth English
From a nickname derived from Middle English mothe meaning "moth". Known bearers include New Zealand photojournalist Margaret Moth (1951-2010), British artist Charlotte Moth (1978-), and British Roman Catholic bishop Richard Moth (1958-).
Moyongan Filipino, Bontoc
Means "bumble bee" in Bontok.
Mucha Polish, Slovak, Czech, Ukrainian
Nickname for an irritating person or someone considered of no importance, from mucha "fly".
Mukhin Russian
From Russian муха (mukha) meaning "fly".
Muszynski Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Muszyna in Nowy Sacz voivodeship and elsewhere, named with mucha "fly" (see Mucha).
Pchyolkin Russian
Derived from Russian пчёлка (pchyolka), a diminutive of пчела (pchela) meaning "bee". The founder of the surname may have been a beekeeper.
Pecchia Italian
Nickname, probably for an industrious person, from pecchia "bee".
Perhonen Finnish (Rare)
Means "butterfly" in Finnish.
Phukuntsi Tswana, Sotho
This surname has multilayered meanings... [more]
Ramm Estonian
Ramm is an Estonian surname meaning both "beetle" and "(to) ram".
Rammo Estonian
Rammo is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "rammus", meaning "fat" and "fertile"; or from "ramm", meaning both "beetle" and "strength".
Salagubang Filipino, Tagalog
Means "beetle" in Tagalog.
Schwarm Low German, German
habitational name from Schwarme a place south of Bremen... [more]
Sho Japanese
Japanese name meaning "to fly/soar" or "wind instrument".
Sikumbang Minangkabau
Allegedly from the phrase si kumbang meaning "black tiger", probably derived from Minangkabau kumbang which can mean "beetle" or "tiger, leopard". The name may have been used to refer to Tamil settlers from southern India who had darker skin and practised a tiger-like form of martial arts... [more]
Sipelgas Estonian
Sipelgas is an Estonian surname meaning "ant".
Ulatowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Ulatowo in Ostrołęka voivodeship, a place named with Old Polish ulot, ulatać meaning "to fly away".
Zyk Russian, Belarusian
A Russian name now found in Belarus and other areas around "white Russia". Literally translates to the Russian word "beetle". It's pronounced "Z'ook" and has taken on other forms of spelling, such as; Zuck, Tzook, Shyk, etc.