Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the meaning contains the keyword mammal.
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Abeysinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अभय (abhaya) meaning "fearless" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Abiko Japanese
From 安 (a) "peaceful, cheap, rested, low" or 我 (a) meaning "I, me, myself, selfish, oneself, ego" combined with 孫 (bi) meaning "grandchild", and 子 (ko) meaning "child, sign of the rat"... [more]
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.
Amarasinghe Sinhalese
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal, undying" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Ammazzalorso Italian
From the profession of bear hunter, meaning literally "slaughter the bear".
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.
Arimao Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao arimaw meaning "lion".
Ariyasinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit आर्य (arya) meaning "noble" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Armijo Spanish
Derived from the Spanish adjetive "armigero", meaning "one who bears arms". First found in the Northern Region of Spain in Cantabria. Alternate spellings include: Armijos, Armigo, and Armija.
Arzamendia Basque
"mountain bear"
Aslanyan Armenian
Derived from Turkic arslan meaning "lion".
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".
Aten Frisian, Dutch
The Frisian name Aten means "Noble Wolf". The name was probably given to lesser lords. As noble would mean nobility. As wolf was always a symbol of a warrior, or hunter. Usually Nobles who were also warriors, were lesser lords... [more]
Auman Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano awom meaning "mole".
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".
Bacigalupo Italian
From Ligurian bacigare "to beat with a stick" and lupo "wolf", or from Genoese basigâ "to swing, to tease" and lupo "wolf". Possibly a nickname for someone considered courageous or cowardly, or an occupational name for a hunter.
Baer German
Derived from Old High German bero "bear".
Bagatsing Filipino
Filipinized form of Bhagat Singh, a combination of Sanskrit भगत (bhagat) meaning "devotee, follower" combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion". A notable bearer was Ramon Bagatsing (1916-2006), the 19th Mayor of Manila who was of Indian descent.
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.
Bear English
From the Middle English nickname Bere meaning "bear" (Old English bera, which is also found as a byname), or possibly from a personal name derived from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with this first element... [more]
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.
Belovuk Serbian
Means "white wolf" in Serbian.
Belyakov Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
Belyakova Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
Bennouna Arabic (Maghrebi)
Most likely from Arabic بن (bin) meaning "son" and the given name Nouna, which may have been derived from an Arabic word meaning "whale, big fish" or "sabre, sword". Alternately, it may be from an Arabic name for a variety of melon... [more]
Bernheim Jewish
From the Germanic elements bern meaning "bear" and heim meaning "home".
Bernier French
From the personal name Bernier composed of the ancient Germanic elements bern "bear" and hari "army". Compare Barney and Barnier.
Bernthal Jewish
Ornamental name derived from the Yiddish given name Ber meaning "bear" and German thal meaning "valley". A famous bearer is American actor Jon Bernthal (1976-).
Berri German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from Old High German bero "bear".
Bertarelli Italian
Probably from a given name containing the Germanic root behrat "bright" or Celtic berta "to carry, to bear".
Berwald German, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Originally derived from the given name Bernwald, composed of Old High German bern, bero "bear" and wald "ruler"... [more]
Bezerra Portuguese
Means "young cow, heifer" in Portuguese.
Bhaer German
Likely a variant of German Baer, meaning "bear". A notable bearer is character Friedrich Bhaer, Jo's husband in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
Bivol Romanian, Moldovan
Meaning "buffalo".
Björn Swedish
Means "bear" in Swedish. Either taken directly from the given name (see Björn) or from a nickname for a big, hairy person. It may also be derived from a place named with the element björn.
Björnberg Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish björn meaning "bear" and berg meaning "mountain".
Bledig Welsh
"like a wolf"
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."
Boccalupo Italian
Possibly from an Italian saying, in bocca al lupo, literally "in the mouth of the wolf", a way of wishing good luck.
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.
Borjigin Mongolian
This is the name of a Mongol sub-clan, of which Genghis Khan was part of. A suggested origin is a Turkic-language term borčïqïn meaning "man with dark blue eyes", though this is somewhat dubious... [more]
Borsok Russian, Jewish, German (Austrian)
Pronouced "Boar-sook"... [more]
Bozkurt Turkish
Means "grey wolf" from Turkish boz meaning "grey" and kurt meaning "wolf".
Bracco Italian
Either a nickname derived from Calabrian braccu meaning "small, chubby", or probably for someone thought to resemble a hunting dog, from Italian bracco literally meaning "hunting dog, bloodhound"... [more]
Brancaleone Italian
Derived from the medieval Italian masculine given name Brancaleone, which means either "a lion's paw" or "he who captures the lion". In the case of the former meaning, the name is derived from Italian branca meaning "paw, claw" combined with Italian leone meaning "lion"... [more]
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".
Brick Irish (Anglicized), English, German, Jewish
Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bruic "descendant of Broc", i.e. "badger" (sometimes so translated) or Ó Bric "descendant of Breac", a personal name meaning "freckled"... [more]
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]
Bunal Filipino, Cebuano
Means "hit, strike (with a bat or club)" in Cebuano.
Burney English, Irish
Form of the French place name of 'Bernay' or adapted from the personal name Bjorn, ultimately meaning "bear".
Buscemi Sicilian
Name for someone originally from the town of Buscemi in Sicily, derived from the Arabic toponym قلعة أبي شامة‎ (qal'at 'abi shama) meaning "castle of the man with the mole‎" or "castle of (the family of) Abi Shama".
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.
Cadeddu Italian
From Sardinian cadeddu "puppy, whelp", ultimately from Latin catellus.
Çakal Turkish
Means "jackal" (figuratively "sly, sneaky, wily") in Turkish.
Camilleri Maltese, Italian
Derived from Italian cammelliere meaning "camel driver".
Cangussu Brazilian
The surname Cangussu has its origins in the Tupi-Guarani language and is a variation of Akangu’su, which means "jaguar".
Cantalupi Italian
Denoting a person from Cantalupo, the name of several towns and counties near wooded areas where wolves could be heard. From Italian canta "singing" and lupo "wolf". ... [more]
Cantellow English
Means "person from Canteleu, Canteloup, etc.", the name of various places in northern France ("song of the wolf").
Canteloup French
Name of several places in France. The surname means "Song of the Wolf" from canta and loup as in "place where the wolves howl".
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.
Caprio Italian
from Latin caprae ‘goats’ or possibly from Greek kapros "(wild) boar" and so a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd or swineherd or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a goat or boar.
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".
Casley English
Derived from Old English C(e)atta, a personal name meaning "cat" and leah "woodland, clearing"."
Catt English
Nickname from the animal, Middle English catte "cat". The word is found in similar forms in most European languages from very early times (e.g. Gaelic cath, Slavic kotu). Domestic cats were unknown in Europe in classical times, when weasels fulfilled many of their functions, for example in hunting rodents... [more]
Cattley English
Means "person from Catley", Herefordshire and Lincolnshire ("glade frequented by cats"). It was borne by the British botanical patron William Cattley (1788-1835).
Cattrall English
This surname is of Old Scandinavian origin, is an English locational name from Catterall, near Garstang in Lancashire, which appeared as "Catrehala" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and "Caterhale" in the Book of Fees of 1212... [more]
Caune Latvian
Derived from the word cauna meaning "marten".
Caverly English
English surname, a variant of the English surname Calverley, itself derived from the Old English calf "calf" and leag "field, clearing".
Cecalupo Italian
Possibly means "blind wolf".
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.
Chaiyasing Thai
From Thai ไชย (chai) meaning "victory" and สิงห์ (sing) meaning "lion".
Chandrasinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
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".
Conant Old Celtic, Pictish
A patronym from the ancient Celtic personal name Conan, which derives from the Celtic kunovals meaning "high" and "mighty".... [more]
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.
Coogan Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name "MacCogadhain"; composed of the Gaelic prefix "mac," which means "son of," and the Gaelic personal name "Cuchogaidh", which means "Hound of War". The name is also found in Ireland as Cogan, Coggan, Coggen, Cogin, Coggon, Coogan and Goggin(s).
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".
Cunniff Irish
From Irish Gaelic Mac Conduibh "son of Condubh", a personal name meaning literally "black dog".
Darley English
Means "person from Darley", Derbyshire ("glade frequented by deer").
De Beer Afrikaans
De Beer is a Dutch and Afrikaans surname, meaning "the bear"
De Caters Dutch
Nickname for someone thought to resemble a tom cat, derived from Middle Dutch cater, kater literally meaning "tom cat".
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.
De Leeuw Van Weenen Dutch
Means "Lion of Vienna" in Dutch.
Delfin Spanish
Meaning "dolphin" in Spanish.
Delfino Italian, Spanish
From the personal name Delfino, from Latin Delphinus, from delphis "dolphin", regarded in medieval times as a symbol of goodness and friendliness.
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.
Dewasinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Dheerasinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit धीर (dhira) meaning "steady, firm, courageous" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Diab Arabic
Derived from Arabic ذِئْب (ḏiʾb) meaning "wolf".
Dodge English
Possibly a nickname from Middle English dogge "dog" (Old English docga, dogga).
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)".
Edirisinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sinhalese ඉදිරි (idiri) meaning "front, forward" and Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Ennals English
This unusual and interesting surname is of medieval English origin, and derives from either of two Anglo-Scandinavian male given names: Ingald or Ingulf. The former derives ultimately from the Old Norse "Ingialdr", having as its initial element the divine name "Ing", borne by a minor Norse god associated with fertility, and meaning "swelling, protuberance", with "gialdr", tribute; hence, "Ing's tribute"... [more]
Erenhart English (Rare), German, Dutch
“Eren” is derived from the word “Ehren,” which is of German origin and means “honor” or “glory.” ... [more]
Erm Estonian
Erm is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the masculine given name "Ermel", or "hermeliin" meaning "ermine" and "stoat".
Erwin English, German, Irish, Scottish
From the given name Erwin. From the Middle English personal name Everwin Erwin perhaps from Old English Eoforwine (eofor "boar" and wine "friend") but mostly from an Old French form of the cognate ancient Germanic name Everwin or from a different ancient Germanic name Herewin with loss of initial H- (first element hari heri "army")... [more]
Escuintla Nahuatl
From Nahuatl Itzcuintlan meaning "abundance or place of dogs".
Everingham English
Means "homestead of the followers of Eofor". From Old English eofor "boar" inga, meaning "the people of, followers of" and ham meaning "home, estate, settlement".
Eyre English
Truelove the "Eyr" or "Heyr" was granted land in Derby as a reward for his services at the 1066 Battle of Hastings, together with a coat of arms featuring "a human leg in armour couped at the thigh quarterly argent and sable spurred", in reference to the sacrifice of his limb... [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".
Fastolf English
From the Old Norse male personal name Fastúlfr, literally "strong wolf". It was borne by Sir John Fastolf (1380-1459), an English soldier whose name was adapted by Shakespeare as "Falstaff".
Faucett English
Locational surname from various British places: Fawcett in Cumberland, Facit in Lancashire, Forcett in North Yorkshire, or Fa’side Castle in East Lothian, Scotland. The linguistic origins of the name arise variously from, in Cumberland and Lancashire, "multi-coloured hillside" in 7th century Old English fag or fah, "brightly coloured, variegated, flowery" with side, "slope"; in North Yorkshire from Old English ford, "ford", and sete, "house, settlement"; or, reputedly, in East Lothian, "fox on a hillside"... [more]
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]
Ffelan English
Anglisized version of the Gaelic Ó Faoláin meaning "descendent of Faolán", a given name meaning "wolf".
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.
Forman English
An occupational surname for a keeper of swine, Middle English foreman, from Old English for hog, "pig" and mann ‘man’. The word is attested in this sense from the 15th century but is not used specifically for the leader of a gang of workers before the late 16th century.
Fortune Scottish
Originally meant "person from Fortune", Lothian ("enclosure where pigs are kept").
Fosdick English
From Fosdyke in Lincolnshire, England, meaning "fox dyke".
Foxglove Literature
Used in Jill Murphy's books, The Worst Witch, as well as the television adaptations for the surname of Felicity Foxglove. It is a combination of "fox" and "glove".
Foxwell English
Means "fox stream", from Old English fox and well(a), meaning stream.
Foxworth English
"dweller at the homestead infested by foxes." or "house of Fox" aka Foxworthy... [more]
Fuks Yiddish
It literally means "fox".
Gadbury English
Habitational name from Cadborough, alias Gateborough, in Rye, Sussex, probably so named from Old English gāt meaning "goat" + beorg meaning "hill".
Gaitán Spanish
Originated from the Spanish word "gato," which means "cat." It is thought that the name may have been used to describe someone who had cat-like qualities, such as being agile or quick on their feet.
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.
Gataki Greek (?)
Meaning "kitten" in Greek.
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]
Gattini Italian
Means "kitten, little cat" in Italian.
Gatto Italian
Derived from Old Italian gatto meaning "cat", ultimately from Late Latin cattus. This was a nickname for a person who resembled a cat in some way.
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]
Gerwulf German
This is an old Germanic name meaning "spear wolf" (ger "spear" and wulf "wolf.")
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]
Gingell English
Either (i) from a shortened form of the Germanic personal name Gangulf, literally "walking wolf"; or (ii) a different form of Gingold.
Gioi Italian
Possibly from Sardinian angioi "lamb", a nickname for a shepherd, or from gioi "Thursday".
Girling English
From a medieval nickname applied to a brave man (or, with heavy irony, to a cowardly one), from Old French cuer de lion "lion heart".
Gish German
From a shortened form of the Germanic personal name Gisulf, literally "hostage wolf". It was borne by American actress Lillian Gish (?1893-1993), original name Lillian de Guiche.
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".
Goupil French
nickname for someone with red hair or for a cunning person from Old French goupil "fox" Late Latin vulpiculus a diminutive of classical Latin vulpes a distant cognate of Wolf . This was replaced as a vocabulary word during the Middle Ages by Renard originally a personal name.
Groulx French
French spelling, often found in Canada, of Groult, Grould, possibly reduced forms of Gréoul, a personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements gred "hunger" + wolf, wulf "wolf".
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.
Gunasinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit गुण (guna) meaning "quality, attribute, merit" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Gursultur Jewish (Latinized), Kurdish, Hebrew
This name is a composition of the following words: GUR; Hebrew for "lion cub", SUL; which is an abbreviation of Suleman (Kurdish for king Solomon), TUR; this word is derived from the Arba'ah Turim. The Arbaáh Turim are often called simply the Tur, which is an important Halakhic code.... [more]
Gurusinga Batak
From Sanskrit guru, meaning “Mentor”, and singha, meaning “Lion”.
Gurusinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, sage" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
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]
Hathurusinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit शत्रु (shatru) meaning "enemy, rival, hostile" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
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.
Higashiko Japanese
Higashi means "east" and ko means "child, sign of the rat".
Hinckley English
From the name of a place in Leicestershire meaning "Hynca's wood", from the Old English byname Hynca, derivative of hún "bear cub", and leah "woodland, clearing".
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".
Hodge English
Nickname from Middle English hodge "hog", which occurs as a dialect variant of hogge, for example in Cheshire place names.
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.
Honeyball English
From Honeyball, a medieval personal name of uncertain origin: perhaps an alteration of Annabel, or alternatively from a Germanic compound name meaning literally "bear-cub brave" (i.e. deriving from the elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and bald "bold, brave").
Horsley English
Old English hors ‘horse’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’... [more]
Hu Chinese
From Chinese 虎 (hǔ) meaning "tiger".
Humbert German, Dutch, French
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hun "Hun, giant" or hun "bear cub" and berht "bright, famous". This was particularly popular in the Netherlands and North Germany during the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of a 7th-century St... [more]
Hunt Estonian
Hunt is an Estonian surname meaning "wolf".
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.
Iir Estonian
Iir is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "hiir", meaning "mouse".
Inōe Japanese
猪上 comes from the kanji (猪 = boar) and (上 = above; up) and could be translated as "The boar from above"
Inoguchi Japanese
Ino means "boar" and guchi means "mouth, opening".
Inoki Japanese
Ino means "boar" and ki means "tree, wood".
Inoko Japanese
Ino means "boar" and ko means "child, first of the Chinese zodiac: the rat".
Inokuma Japanese
From 猪 (ino) meaning "boar" and 熊 (kuma) meaning "bear".
Inomata Japanese
From Japanese 猪 (ino) meaning "wild boar" and 俣 (mata) or 股 (mata) both meaning "fork, crotch".
Inoo Japanese
Ino means "boar" and o means "tail".
Inose Japanese
From Japanese 猪 (ino) meaning "wild boar" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current".
Inoshishi Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 猪 (cho, i, inoshishi) meaning "boar."
Inui Japanese
Inu means "dog" and i means "well, mineshaft, pit".
Inukai Japanese
From Japanese 犬 (inu) meaning "dog" and 飼 (kai) meaning "domesticate, raise".
Inukami Japanese (Rare)
Inu means "dog" and kami means "god".
Inusaka Japanese
Inu means "dog" and saka means "slope, hill".
Inutsuka Japanese
Inu means "dog" and tsuka means "mound".
Inuyama Japanese
From Japanese 犬 (inu) meaning "dog" and 山 (Yama) meaning "mountain, pile".
Inuzuka Japanese
From Japanese 犬 (inu) meaning "dog" and 塚 (tsuka) meaning "mound".
In'yaku Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 印鑰 (in'yaku) meaning "seal of head government office and keys to various buildings", referring to someone who would make seals or keys for such purposes.
Isoko Japanese
Iso means "beach, seashore" and ko means "child, sign of the rat".
Izem Berber, Northern African
From the given name Izem, directly taken from the Tamazight word ⵉⵣⴻⵎ (izem) meaning "lion".
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".
Jayasinghe Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Jderoiu Romanian
Derived from Romanian jder meaning "marten".
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, futo.ru) 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.su, 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)."
Kaplan Jewish, Turkish
Means "tiger" in Turkish. This common Jewish surname has a spelling variation: Caplan. For an unknown reason, Jewish immigrants who passed through the port at Baltimore had their names changed to Caplan, while the Jewish immigrants who passed through Ellis Island retained the original K spelling.
Kaplan Turkish, Yiddish, German
In turkish it's a common surname meaning "tiger".... [more]
Karaca Turkish
Means "roe deer" in Turkish.
Karadžić Montenegrin, Serbian
Derived from Turkish karaca, meaning "roe deer".
Karakoç Turkish
Means "black ram" in Turkish.
Karhu Finnish
Means "bear" (the animal) in Finnish.
Kärp Estonian
Kärp is an Estonian surname meaning "stoat" or "ermine".
Karu Estonian
Karu is an Estonian surname meaning "bear".
Karunasinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit करुणा (karuna) meaning "compassion, mercy" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Kashima Japanese
From Japanese 鹿 (ka) meaning "deer" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".
Kashiwako Japanese
Kashiwa means "oak" and ko means "child, sign of the rat".
Kass Estonian
From the Estonian word kass, meaning "cat".
Kat Dutch, Frisian, Afrikaans, Jewish
Means "Cat" in Dutch, Frisian, and Afrikaans, perhaps originally a nickname for someone who owned a cat or somehow resembled a cat.
Kenneally Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cionnfhaolaidh "descendant of Cionnfhaoladh", a personal name derived from ceann "head" + faol "wolf".
Ketley English
Means "person from Ketley", Shropshire ("glade frequented by cats").
Kettunen Finnish
Derived from Finnish kettu "fox".
Kilgore Scottish
Habitational name for someone from Kilgour in Fife, named with the Gaelic coille "wood" and gobhar, gabhar "goat".
Kılıçaslan Turkish
From Turkish kılıç meaning "sword" and aslan meaning "lion".
Kishka Ukrainian
Means "Cat" in Ukrainian.
Kits Estonian
Kits is an Estonian surname meaning "goat".
Knatchbull English
A nickname from Old English knatch "to strike" + bull "bull", indicating strength.
Kocur Ukrainian
means "tom cat" or "male cat"
Kogane Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 黄金, 小金, 古金, 子金, 故金 or 小賀根 with 黄 (ou, kou, ki, ko-) meaning "yellow", 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small", 古 (ko, furu-, furu.i, -fu.rusu) meaning "old", 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, -ne) meaning "child, sign of the rat (1st sign of Chinese zodiac", 故 (ko, furu.i, moto, yue) meaning "cause, circumstances, consequently, especially, happenstance, intentionally, reason, the late, therefore", 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy", 根 (kon, ne, -ne) meaning "head (pimple), radical, root" and 金 (kin, kon, gon, kana-, kane, -gane) meaning "gold."... [more]
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".
Kontio Finnish
Means "bear, bruin" in Finnish.
Koshkov Russian (Rare)
Possibly from Russian кошка (koshka) "cat".
Koška Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian кошка (koška) meaning "cat".
Kot Polish, Slovak, Czech, Belarusian, Jewish, German
From a personal name or nickname based on Slavic kot "tom cat".
Kõuts Estonian
Kõuts is an Estonian surname meaning "cat" (also, in Estonian "Kass") or "tomcat".
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".
Krysin Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from Russian крыса (krysa) meaning "rat".
Kujira Japanese (Rare)
Kujira is an uncommon Japanese surname and first name that literally means "whale".
Kulasinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit कुल (kula) meaning "family" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
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".
Kumada Japanese
From Japanese 熊 (kuma) meaning "bear" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kumai Japanese
From Japanese 熊 (kuma) meaning "bear" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Kumaki Japanese (Rare)
The kanji in Anri Kumaki's name reads, Kuma ("Bear") + Ki ("Tree"). She is a singer and songwriter. There might be other combinations too, probably being , Ku ("Long Time") + Maki 1 ("Shepard").
Kumakura Japanese
From Japanese 熊 (kuma) meaning "bear" and 倉 (kura) meaning "granary, storehouse".
Kumano Japanese
Kuma means "bear" and no means "field, wilderness, plain".
Kumarasinghe Sinhalese
From Sanskrit कुमार (kumara) meaning "boy, prince" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Kumasaka Japanese
From Japanese 熊 (kuma) meaning "bear" and 坂 (saka) meaning "slope".
Kumasawa Japanese
Kuma means "bear" and sawa means "swamp, marsh".
Kumasawa Japanese
From Japanese 熊 (kuma) meaning "bear" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Kumashiro Japanese
Kuma means "bear" and shiro can mean "white" or "castle".
Kurama Japanese
Kura can mean "own, possess, warehouse, storehouse" and ma can mean "horse".
Kuroko Japanese (Rare)
Kuro means "black" and ko means "child, sign of the rat". ... [more]
Kurt Turkish
Means "wolf" in Turkish.
Kurtoğlu Turkish
Means "son of the wolf" from Turkish kurt meaning "wolf".
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]