Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the meaning contains the keyword white.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Ak Turkish
Means "white" in Turkish.
Akay Turkish
From Turkish ak meaning "white" and ay meaning "moon".
Akbaş Turkish
From Turkish ak meaning "white" and baş meaning "head".
Akbulut Turkish
Means "white cloud" in Turkish.
Akçam Turkish
A surname of Turkish origin, ultimate from the words ak meaning "white" and çam meaning "pine tree".
Akçay Turkish
From Turkish ak meaning "white" and çay meaning "stream, brook".
Akdağ Turkish
Habitational name for someone who lived near any of the various mountains named Akdağ in Turkey, from Turkish ak meaning "white" and dağ meaning "mountain".
Akdemir Turkish
From Turkish ak meaning "white" and demir meaning "iron".
Akgül Turkish
From Turkish ak meaning "white" and gül meaning "rose".
Akgün Turkish
Means "white day" or "white sun" from Turkish ak meaning "white" and gün meaning "sun, day".
Akhan Turkish
A combination of Ak and Han.... [more]
Akkaş Turkish
Means "white brow" from Old Turkic ak "white" and kaş "brow".
Akkaya Turkish
Means "white rock" from Turkish ak meaning "white" and kaya "rock".
Akkuş Turkish
Means "white bird" from Turkish ak meaning "white" and kuş meaning "bird".
Akpınar Turkish
From Turkish ak meaning "white" and pınar meaning "spring, fountain".
Aksu Turkish
Means "white water" in Turkish.
Aktaş Turkish
Means "white stone" from Turkish ak meaning "white" and taş meaning "stone, rock".
Akyıldız Turkish
Means "white star" in Turkish.
Akyol Turkish
Means "white path" or "honest path" from Turkish ak meaning "white" (figuratively "honest, clean") and yol meaning "way, path".
Akyüz Turkish
Means "white face" in Turkish, from ak meaning "white" and yüz meaning "face".
Albalat Catalan
Means "white winged" from medieval Catalan alb ("white") and alat ("winged"), originally from Latin albalatus ("of white wings") and used by the Visigoths before the Umayyad conquest of Hispania to name the cotton thistle because of its whitish spiny-winged stems.
Arcilla Spanish (Philippines)
From Spanish arcilla meaning "clay," derived via Latin from Greek ἄργιλλος (árgillos), ultimately from ἀργός (argós) meaning "white."
Baltakis Lithuanian
Means “white-eyed” in Lithuanian, from balta meaning “white” and akis meaning “eye”.
Bane Irish
An anglicized surname of Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Bháin, meaning "white" or "fair".
Bardhi Albanian
Meaning "White"
Belić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the word belo meaning "white".
Belikov Russian
From Russian белый (beliy) meaning "white, fair".
Belinsky Russian, Jewish
Habitational surname for someone from Belin (Bilyn) in Ukraine, which may be derived from Proto-Slavic *bělъ "white".
Belkin Russian
Patronymic from the nickname Belka meaning "squirrel" (a derivative of bely "white", referring to the animal's white stomach).
Belov Russian
From Russian белый (beliy) meaning "white".
Belovuk Serbian
Means "white wolf" in Serbian.
Belskiy m Russian, Yiddish
Means "white".
Belyakov Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
Belyakova Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
Beyaz Turkish
Means "white, fair" in Turkish.
Bialik Polish, Czech, Jewish
Derived from Polish biały meaning "white", originally a nickname for a person with blond hair or a pale complexion. A famous bearer of this name is American actress Mayim Bialik (1975-).
Białkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named Bialkowo, Bialków or Bialkowice, all derived from Polish biały meaning "white".
Biały Polish
Means "white" in Polish. This form is more often, but not exclusively, used by men.
Biancaniello Italian
It means "white ring".... [more]
Bianchini Italian
Means "little white one"
Biel Polish, Czech, Slovak
Nickname for a white- or fair-haired person, from Polish biel, Old Czech bielý, Slovak biely "white".
Bielec Polish
Nickname for a man with white hair or a blond beard, from biały meaning "white".
Bielecki Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bielcza, derived from Polish biel meaning "white".
Bieliński Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named Bielin, Bielina, Bielino or Bieliny, all derived from Polish biel meaning "white".
Bijelić Croatian
Derived from bijel, meaning "white".
Bilek Czech
Nickname for a fair-haired person, from bílek "whiteness", a derivative of bílý "white".
Bilić Croatian
Derived from dialectal bil, standard Croatian bijel, meaning "white".... [more]
Bilyk Ukrainian
Nickname derived from Ukrainian білий (bilyy) meaning "white".
Binotti Italian
From Latin albus, "white", derivative of Albino.
Blackford English
Derived from the words blæc "black" or blac "pale, shining, white" and ford "river crossing"
Blancaflor Spanish (Philippines)
Means "white flower," from the Spanish words blanca meaning "white" and flor meaning "flower."
Blancanieves Spanish (Rare)
Means "Snow White" in Spanish.
Blanchflower English
From a medieval nickname applied probably to an effeminate man (from Old French blanche flour "white flower"). This surname was borne by Northern Irish footballer Danny Blanchflower (1926-1993).
Blank Dutch
Dutch and German nickname for a man with white or fair hair or a pale complexion, from Middle Low, Middle High German blanc "bright", "shining", "white", "beautiful", Middle Dutch blank "fair", "white".... [more]
Branco Portuguese, Central African
from the the portuguese word Branco meaning "white", referring to someone with light skin and/or hair
Buġeja Maltese
Possibly derived from Maltese abjad meaning "white", ultimately from Arabic أَبْيَض (ʾabyaḍ).
Canomanuel Spanish
The first part of this surname is possibly derived from Spanish cano "hoary, white-haired, grey-haired". The second part is derived from the given name Manuel... [more]
Canuto Italian, Filipino, Spanish
From an Italian nickname derived from canuto meaning "white-haired".
Castelo Branco Portuguese
Means “White Castle” in Portuguese.... [more]
Chegwidden Cornish
From the Cornish meaning "white house".
Chegwin Cornish
Means "person who lives in or by a white house" (from Cornish chy "house" + gwyn "white").
Dalziel Scottish
Means "person from Dalyell", in the Clyde valley (probably "white field"). The name is standardly pronounced "dee-el". A fictional bearer is Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel, one half of the detective team of 'Dalziel and Pascoe' in the novels (1970-2009) of Reginald Hill.
Eizuru Japanese
From 栄 (ei) meaning "prosper, flourish, glory, splendid, brilliance" and 鶴 (tsuru) meaning "crane (bird), white color, long life".
Finnerty Irish
Reduced anglicisation of Irish Ó Fionnachta meaning "descendant of Fionnachta", a given name derived from fionn meaning "fair, white" and sneachta meaning "snow".
Frostenden Medieval English
"White hill" in Old English. Parish in Suffolk; later shortended to Frost.
Galbusera Italian
From Latin gallicus albus agger, "white Gallic Field".
Glendenning Scottish
Habitational name from a place in the parish of Westerkirk, Dumfries, recorded in 1384 as Glendonwyne. It is probably named from Welsh glyn meaning "valley" + din meaning "fort" + gwyn meaning "fair", "white".
Gwynne Welsh
Means "white" or "blessed"
Hakuryū Japanese (Rare)
This surname combines 白 (haku, byaku, shira-, shiro, shiro.i) meaning "white" with 竜 (ryuu, ryou, rou, ise, tatsu) meaning "dragon, imperial" or 柳 (ryuu, yanagi) meaning "willow."... [more]
Hennelly Irish
From the Irish Ó'hIonnghaile, itself "descendant of (a variation of) Fionnghal" (fionn, "white, fair"; gall, "stranger")... [more]
Hviid Danish
derived from hvid, meaning "white".
Kenwyn Cornish (Rare)
This surname is derived from the name of a town and river in Cornwall, England (called Keynwynn in Cornish). It is said that the name is derived from Cornish keyn meaning "back, keel, ridge" and gwynn meaning "white, fair, blessed."
Kitashirakawa Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning "north", 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Kumashiro Japanese
Kuma means "bear" and shiro can mean "white" or "castle".
Künnap Estonian
Künnap is an Estonian surname meaning the "European white elm".
Künnapuu Estonian
Künnapuu is an Estonian surname meaning "European white elm tree" (Ulmus laevis).
Lapčević Serbian
Serbo-Croatian surname meaning "river" or "white". Likely from the river Elbe in Germany, which is called Labe and Laba in Slavic languages. Lab also having the meaning "white" in archaic Slavic (like the bird labud - swan).
Lavery Irish, Northern Irish
From the Gaelic Ó Labhradha, "descendants of Labhradha" (speaker, spokesman, the father of Etru, chief of the Monagh of the Irish over-kingdom of Ulaid); the name of an ancient family originating from Magh Rath (present-day Moira, County Down, Northern Ireland)... [more]
Lobianco Italian
Derived from the words lo "the" and bianco "white".
Mac Giolla Bháin Irish
It means, "white" or "fair".
Mamiya Japanese
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "true, genuine" or 茉 (ma) meaning "Arabian jasmine, white jasmine" combined with 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace".
Maputi Filipino, Cebuano
Means "white" or "silvery" in Cebuano.
Mcalinden Irish
From Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhiontáin "son of the servant of (St) Fiontán", a personal name derived from fionn "white".
Montalvo Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Montalvo is a habitational Portuguese and Spanish surname that originated in the medieval period. It comes from the Spanish words monte, meaning "mount", and albo, meaning "white". The name was often given to families who lived near or on a white mountain or hill, and can be interpreted as "white mountain".
Nukhao Thai
Means "white mouse" in Thai.
O'Bannon Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Banáin meaning "descendant of Banán", a given name representing a diminutive of ban meaning "white".
Occhibianco Italian
Means "white eye" in Italian, most often given to foundlings.
O'Galvin Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Gealbháin, which means "descendant of the bright, fair one", derived from the Gaelic elements geal "bright" and ban "fair, white". A known bearer of the original form of the surname is Ciarán Ó Gealbháin, former signer of the Irish traditional music band Danú.
Ojiro Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 尾 (o) meaning "tail" and 白 (jiro) meaning "white"
Panebianco Italian
given to someone who worked with high quality breads. from italian word pane "bread" and bianco "white"
Peshlakai Navajo
Derived from the Navajo words béésh "metal" and łigaii "white" meaning “silver”.
Plunket English
Either an occupational name for someone who sold plunket, a "coarse white woollen cloth", or a location in France with the name Planquette or Planquenet.
Roka Japanese
Japanese name meaning "White crest of the wave".
Sar Khmer
Means "white" in Khmer.
Shebani Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the name of an Arab tribe which is derived from Arabic شيب (šīb) meaning "white hair, grayness" or "cold, snow". This surname is chiefly used in Libya.
Shirahama Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 濱 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore".
Shirahata Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 幡 (hata) meaning "flag, banner".
Shiraiwa Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 岩 (iwa) meaning "cliff, rocks".
Shirako Japanese
Meaning "white child".
Shiramizu Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 水 (mizu) meaning "water".
Shiranami Japanese
Shira means "white" and nami means "wave".
Shirano Japanese
Shira means "white" and no means "field, plain".
Shirasaka Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 坂 (saka) meaning "slope".
Shirasaki Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Shirasuga Japanese
Shira means "white" and suga means "sedge".
Shiratō Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 藤 (tō) meaning "wisteria".
Shiroi Japanese
Shrio means "white" and i means "well, pit, mineshaft".
Shirono Japanese
Shiro means "white" and no means "field, wilderness".
Shukla Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit शुक्ल (shukla) meaning "white, bright, pure".
Silverthorne English (Rare)
Silverthorne, Silverthorn comes from the Old English seolfor "silver" and þorn "thorn bush" and means the family that lived by the "silver or white thorn tree".
Todokori Japanese
Derived from the Japanese to, meaning "dipper", do, meaning "size", ko, meaning "child", and ri, meaning "white jasmine". Other combinations are also possible.
Torralba Spanish, Catalan, Aragonese
Habitational name from any of several places called Torralba, named with torre meaning "tower" + alba meaning "white".
Valge Estonian
Valge is an Estonian surname meaning "white".
Valgemäe Estonian
Valgemäe is an Estonian surname meaning "white hill".
Valgepea Estonian
Valgepea is an Estonian surname meaning "white head".
Valkeapää Finnish
From the Finnish valkea meaning "white", and pää meaning "head" or "tip".
Valkonen Finnish
From Finnish valkoinen meaning "white" and the suffix -nen.
Vayseblum Yiddish
It literally means "white flower"
Wajsbort Jewish
Yiddish meaning "White beard"
Weisenburger German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Weissenburg "white fortress".
Weisfeld German, Jewish
topographic name from a field name composed of Middle High German wiz "white" and feld "open country". Cognate of Whitfield.
Weishaupt German
Nickname for someone with white hair from Middle High German wiz "white" and houbit "head". German cognate of Whitehead.
Weishuhn German
Derived from Middle High German wiz meaning "white" and huon meaning "hen, fowl", hence a metonymic occupational name for a poultry farmer or dealer, or perhaps in some instances a nickname.
Weisman German, German (Austrian), Jewish
A German surname meaning "white man"
Weißmüller German
from Middle High German wiz "white" and mulin "miller" an occupational name for a miller who produced white flour which was produced as early as the 14th century.
Weissmuller German
Translates to "White Miller".
Whitby English
English surname which was from either of two place names, that of a port in North Yorkshire (which comes from the Old Norse elements hvítr "white" (or Hvíti, a byname derived from it) combined with býr "farm") or a place in Cheshire (from Old English hwit "white" (i.e., "stone-built") and burh "fortress").
Whitehorn Scottish
A locational name from Whithorn near Wigtown, from Old English hwit "white" and ærn "house".
Whiting English
Derived from a patronymic surname, created from the Old English personal name Hwit, meaning "the white one."
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.
Whitley English
This surname is derived from a place name composed of Old English elements hwit meaning "white" and leah meaning "clearing, grove."
Winford English
English location name meaning "from a white ford or water crossing" or "from a meadow ford".
Wit Dutch
From Dutch meaning "white".
Witt German
Either from the given name Wittigo or from Middle Low German witte "white", a nickname for a pale person or someone with white hair.
Witte Dutch
Nickname for someone with white or blonde hair or an unusually pale complexion, from Middle Dutch witte "white".
Wittenbach German (Swiss)
Toponymic name meaning "white stream" in German.
Wittgenstein German, Jewish
Denoted one who came from the Wittgenstein castle in the Siegen-Wittgenstein district in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, derived from Old High German witt meaning "white" and stein meaning "stone"... [more]
Wynn Welsh, English
The surname Wynn ,(also spelled Winn, and Gwynn), is derived from the Welsh element, Gwynn, which can loosely be translated as "white" or "fair". It features in the name of the North Welsh kingdom of Gwynedd, (meaning "white head" or "white land")... [more]
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.