Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the meaning contains the keyword ruling.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Cloud French
From the Germanic personal name Hlodald, composed of the elements hlod "famous, clear" and wald "rule", which was borne by a saint and bishop of the 6th century.
Dragoo American, French (Huguenot)
Americanized form of Dragaud, a French (Huguenot) surname derived from the Germanic given name Dragwald, itself derived from the elements drag- meaning "to carry" and wald "power, rule".
Elwood English
It's either from a place name in Gloucestershire, England called Ellwood that is derived from Old English ellern "elder tree" and wudu "wood", or a form of the Old English personal name Ælfweald, composed of the elements ælf "elf" and weald "rule".
Garneau French
From a pet form of the Germanic given name Warinwald, composed of the elements war(in) meaning "guard" and waldan meaning "to govern".
Gaudin French
From the Old French personal name Gaudin Norman French Waldin Waudin a pet form of ancient Germanic names based on the element wald "rule power".
Gierke German
A derivative of the personal names Gerard or Gerald. ... [more]
Hendrickson German
Derivative of the Old German personnel “Heimric” meaning “home rule”.
Imperato Italian
From the personal name Imperato from the past participle of imperare "to rule to command".
Maharaj Indian, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Trinidadian Creole
Means "great king" or "great ruler" from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with राज (rāja) meaning "king, sovereign".
Malick Indian, Bengali, Pakistani, Western African
From the Arabic ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch" (see Malik 1), used by Indian Hindus and Muslims.
Manobal Thai
From Thai มโน (mano) meaning "heart; mind; imagination" and "บาล" (ban) meaning "to protect; to tend; to govern".
Nolte German
From a short form of various medieval given names derived from Germanic given names ending with -n and wald meaning "rule", for example Arnold and Reinwald... [more]
Ōga Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 淡河, 王賀 or 相賀 with 淡 (tan, awa.i) meaning "faint, fleeting, pale, thin," 河 (ka, kawa) meaning "river," 王 (ou, -nou) meaning "king, magnate, rule," 相 (shou, sou, ai-, ou) meaning "aspect, councillor, each other, inter-, minister of state, mutual, phase, physiognomy, together" and 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy."... [more]
Ostwald German
from the ancient Germanic personal name Ostold composed of the elements ōst "east" (see Oest ) and Old High German walt(an) "to rule". Variant of Oswald.
Ōtsuki Japanese
This surname combines 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) "large, big" with 月 (gatsu, getsu, tsuki) meaning "moon, month," 槻 (ki, tsuki) meaning "Zelkova tree," 築 (chiku, kizu.ku, tsuki) meaning "build, construct, fabricate," 附 (fu, tsu.ku, tsu.keru) meaning "affixed, append, attach" or 即 (soku, sunawa.chi, tsu.ku, tsu.keru) meaning "adapt, agree, as is, conform, instant, namely." It can also be used to combine 王 (ou, -nou) meaning "king, magnate, rule" and 月.... [more]
Regencia Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from the Latin adjective regens meaning "ruling, governing."
Régis French
Occupational name for a local dignitary, from a derivative of Old French régir "to rule or manage".
Ringgold German
Comes from Germanic ring "ring" or "assembly" and wald "rule"
Saragih Batak
Simalungun clan name derived from the prefix sa- combined with Simalungun ragih meaning "rule, arrange".
Shalit Hebrew
From Hebrew שליט (shalit) meaning "ruler" or "ruling, governing, dominant".