All Submitted Surnames

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Sabourin French (Quebec), French (Huguenot)
Southern French surname, originally a nickname for a pleasant or amiable person, from a diminutive of sabor meaning "flavor, taste" (Old French saveur). The Huguenots brought this surname to England, and from there it may have been introduced to North America.
Saburov Russian
Russian-language surname
Sacasas Spanish
Have researched the surname Sacasas, and have narrowed the usage down to four countries the name has been used in. Spain, Cuba, the United States and Philippines. The uncommonality of the last name and the fact that three of those countries were at one point or another colonized by Spain has led me to theorize Spanish origin.
Sacayan Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano sakayan meaning "boat, vessel".
Saccente Italian
Nickname from medieval Italian saccente "wise".
Sachan Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit सचान (sácāna) meaning "kind, friendly".
Sachdev Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi
From Sanskrit सत्य (satya) meaning "true, virtuous, good" and देव (devá) meaning "deity, god".
Sachdeva Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Sachdev.
Sachse German
Variant of Sachs.
Sachtleben German
Nickname for someone perceived to lead a carefree, easy life, from Middle Low German sacht(e) meaning "soft" + leben meaning "life".
Sackmann German
Occupational name from Middle High German sacman meaning "baggage servant", one who was in charge of transporting and looking after a knight’s baggage and supplies on campaign.
Saclolo Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog saklolo meaning "help, aid".
Sacramento Spanish, Portuguese
Meaning "sacrament" in Spanish and Portuguese.
Sadangi Indian
Sadhangi :- Who knows the six Angas(parts)... [more]
Sadat German (Rare)
The last name Sadat means "master" and "gentleman," and is originally a religious last name which was popular in the west, more precisely in Germany.
Säde Estonian
Säde is an Estonian surname (and feminine given name) meaning "spark".
Sade Hebrew
Means "field" in Hebrew.
Sadeghi Persian
From the given name Sadegh.
Sadek Arabic
From the given name Sadiq.
Sadiković Bosnian
Means "son of Sadik".
Sadile English
1 English (mostly Lancashire): probably a variant of Sale .... [more]
Sadıqov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Sadıq".
Sadiraj Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Sadozai Pashto, Balochi
Means "son of Sado" in Pashto. The Sadozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai mainly inhabiting Pakistan as well as a Baloch tribe living by the Gulf of Oman in Iran... [more]
Sadulaev Chechen
From the Arabic given name Saʼdulla meaning “happiness of Allah” from سَعِدَ (saʿida) “to be happy, to be lucky” combined with Allah.
Sadykov Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tatar
Means "son of Sadyk".
Saechao Thai
Form of Zhao used by Chinese Thais.
Saechueng Thai
Form of Zhuang used by Chinese Thais.
Saeed Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Dhivehi
Alternate transcription of Sa'id.
Saeedi Persian, Urdu
From the given name Saeed.
Saeidzadeh Persian
From the given name Saeid combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
Saeki Japanese
This surname is used as 佐伯, 三枝木 or 佐柄木 with 佐 (sa) meaning "assistant, help", 伯 (haku, eki) meaning "chief, count, earl, uncle, Brazil", 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three", 枝 (shi, eda, e) meaning "bough, branch, twig, limb", 柄 (hei, gara, e, tsuka) meaning "design, pattern, build, nature, character, handle, crank, grip, knob, shaft" and 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."... [more]
Saelau Thai
Form of Liu used by Chinese Thais (based on the Cantonese romanization of the name).
Saelee Thai
Alternate transcription of Saeli.
Saeli Thai
Form of Li 1 used by Chinese Thais.
Saeliew Thai
Alternate transcription of Saelau (based on the Hakka romanization of the name).
Saelim Thai
Form of Lin used by Chinese Thais (based on the Hokkien romanization of the name).
Saeng Thai
Form of Wu used by Chinese Thais (based on the Cantonese romanization of the name).
Saengarun Thai
Means "dawn, aurora" in Thai.
Saengchan Thai
Means "moonlight" from Thai แสง (saeng) meaning "light, ray, beam" and จันทร์ (chan) meaning "moon".
Saenger German, Jewish
Occupational name for a chorister or a nickname for someone who liked singing, from Middle High German senger, German Sänger meaning "singer".
Saengkaeo Thai
From Thai แสง (saeng) meaning "light, ray, beam" and แก้ว (kaeo) meaning "crystal, glass, diamond".
Saengkaew Thai
Alternate transcription of Saengkaeo.
Saengmai Thai (Rare)
From Thai แสง (saeng) meaning "light, ray, beam" and ไม้ (mai) meaning "wood, tree".
Saengsawang Thai
From Thai แสง (saeng) meaning "light, ray, beam" and สว่าง (sawang) meaning "bright, shining, brilliant".
Saengsuwan Thai
From Thai แสง (saeng) meaning "light, ray, beam" and สุวรรณ (suwan) meaning "gold".
Saengthong Thai
From Thai แสง (saeng) meaning "light, ray, beam" and ทอง (thong) meaning "gold".
Saëns French
From the given name Saëns
Sáenz Spanish
Patronymic from an unidentified personal name, possibly from Sancho.
Saetae Thai
Form of Zheng used by Chinese Thais (based on the Hokkien romanization of the name).
Saetan Thai
Form of Chen used by Chinese Thais (based on the Hokkien romanization of the name).
Saetang Thai
Form of Tang used by Chinese Thais. This is one of the most common surnames in Thailand.
Sæther Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse sætr "farm".
Saetiao Thai
Form of Zhang used by Chinese Thais (based on the Hokkien romanization of the name).
Saetta Italian
Means "lightning" in Italian.
Saeueng Thai
Form of Huang used by Chinese Thais (based on the Hakka romanization of the name).
Saeyang Thai
Form of Yang used by Chinese Thais.
Sáez Spanish
Derived from an uncertain given name, possibly Sancho.
Safa Persian, Turkish, Arabic, Urdu
From the given names Safaa or Safaa'.
Safer Jewish
Variant of Safir.
Safeya Muslim
• Safeya is derived from the SAD-F-A root which is used in many places in the Quran, This name derives from the Arabic “Ṣafi”, meaning “pure, confidante, best friend”. Safiyya bint Huyayy was a Jewish woman captured from the Banu Nadir tribe at age 17, who became Muhammad's wife... [more]
Saffeels English (Rare), German (Rare)
Used as a last name a minimum of 82 times in (USA, Germany).
Saffioti Italian
From the place name Punta Safò, a settlement in Briatico.
Safi Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Meaning unknown. This is the name of branch of the Ghurghakhti Pashtun tribe in regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Safi Arabic
From the given name Safi.
Safir Jewish, Yiddish
Ornamental name from northeastern Yiddish dialect safir and German Saphir ‘sapphire’.
Šafran Croatian
Means "crocus, saffron".
Sagaipov Chechen
Chechen name of unknown meaning, possibly of Arabic or Persian origin.
Sagastume Basque
Topographic name from Basque sagasta meaning "apple tree" + -ume meaning "young plant".
Sagawa Japanese
From Japanese 佐 (sa) meaning "help, aid" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Sagdiyev Uzbek
Famous barrier: Borat Sagdiyev
Sage English (Modern)
From the English word sage (see Sage).
Sağlam Turkish
Means "firm, hard, strong" in Turkish.
Sagorsky Polish, Russian
It means literally "of the city/town Sagorsk". Sagorsk is a city near the Russian capital of Moskva. The ending of "sky" means "of". The "Sagor" part of the surname sounds to me like "za gor" which is "za gorod"... [more]
Sagrika Gujarati
Sagarika patel
Saha Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sadhu) meaning "merchant, money-lender, banker".
Sahabi Iranian
Possibly from Arabic صَحَابِيّ‎ (ṣaḥābiyy) meaning "companion", from the verb صَحِبَ‎ (ṣaḥiba) "to accompany, to be one's companion".
Sahagian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Sahakyan.
Sahagún Spanish
Habitational name from Sahagùn in Lleón province.
Sahakian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Sahakyan.
Sahakyan Armenian
Means "son of Sahak".
Sahar Arabic
From the given name Sahar
Saharaoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic صحراوي (Ṣaḥrāwī) meaning "inhabitant of the desert" (from صحراء (Ṣaḥrā') "desert"), referring to the indigenous Sahrawi people of Western Sahara (see Sahraoui)... [more]
Sahatçiu Albanian
From Turkish saatçi meaning "watchmaker".
Sahib Arabic
It means "Owner." A notable bearer is the actor Alejandro Sahib.
Şahin Turkish
Means "falcon, hawk" in Turkish, probably used to refer to someone who was a falcon tamer.
Sahlin Swedish
Swedish sal "hall, large room" (possibly from a place name containing this element) combined with the common surname suffix -in.
Sahni Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Possibly from Sahni, the name of a village in Punjab.
Sahoo Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Sahu.
Sahota Indian (Sikh)
A sikh surname meaning ‘hare’, derived from the name of a Jat clan.
Sahraoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "of the desert" or "of the Sahara" from Arabic صَحْرَاء (ṣaḥrāʾ) meaning "desert".
Sahu Indian, Odia, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sadhu) meaning "merchant, money-lender, banker".
Sai Japanese (Rare)
Japanese for Cai.
Said Arabic, Somali, Urdu
From the given name Sa'id.
Saïdi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Sa'id.
Saif Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Saif.
Saifan Hebrew
Last name and surname... [more]
Saifullah Arabic
From the given name Saifullah.
Saihara Japanese
Prime field, Conspicuous wilderness... [more]
Saikia Indian, Assamese
From a military title used during the Ahom Kingdom that indicated an official who commanded 100 soldiers. The title itself is derived from Assamese শ (xo) meaning "hundred".
Sailer English
Variant spelling of Saylor.
Sailor English
Variant of Saylor.
Säinas Estonian
Säinas is an Estonian surname meaning "ide/orfe" (a freshwater species of fish; genus Leuciscus).
Saini Indian
Indian (Panjab): Hindu (Arora) and Sikh name derived from the name of an Arora clan.
Saint English, French
Nickname for a particularly pious individual, from Middle English, Old French saint, seint "holy" (Latin sanctus "blameless, holy"). The vocabulary word was occasionally used in the Middle Ages as a personal name, especially on the Continent, and this may have given rise to some instances of the surname.
Saint-Amour French (Caribbean)
Means "Saint Amor" in French.
Sainte-Marie French, Occitan
French and Occitan cognate of Santamaría.
Saint-exupery French
From the place named Saint-Exupery. Famous bearer of this surname is Antoine Saint-Exupery, the writer of .
Saint-Fleur French (Caribbean)
Means "Saint Fleur" in French.
Saint-Jean French
Means Saint John in French
Saint-Juste French (Caribbean)
Means "Saint Justus" in French.
Saint-Louis French (Caribbean)
Means "Saint Louis" in French.
Saint-saëns French
From any place named Saint-Saens by honor to the saint Sidonius.
Saint-xandre French
Derived from Saint Alexander
Sainz Spanish
A variation of the surname Saenz, derived from the extremely popular medieval given name Sancho. This given name was originally derived from the Latin name Sanctius a derivative of the Latin word 'sanctus', meaning 'holy'.
Saionji Japanese
Japanese surname derived from the kanji for "west", "park, garden" and "Buddhist temple".
Saipe English
English: perhaps a habitational name from a minor place in Wiltshire named Stype.
Saipov Uzbek, Kyrgyz
From a given name derived from Arabic صائب (sayib) meaning "just, true, right".
Saique Filipino
Saique means ‘sovereign’ or ‘supreme ruler’
Saitama Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "precious stone peninsula".
Saiz Spanish
Variant of Sáez.
Sajin French
1 French: metonymic occupational name for a satin merchant or specialist satin weaver, from Middle French satin ‘satin’, a word of Arabic and (ultimately) Chinese origin, a derivative of the Chinese place name Tsinkiang, whence satin silk was brought to the Middle East and Europe in the Middle Ages.... [more]
Saka Japanese
Saka means "Slope, Hill", often in other surnames and place names such as Osaka.
Sakabayashi Japanese (Rare)
Saka means "Slope, Hill", "Promontory", "Steep", or in rarer cases "Alcohol, Liquor" ( similar to the word sake ).
Sakaguchi Japanese
From Japanese 坂 (saka) meaning "slope" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
Sakagut Zapotec (Anglicized, Rare)
This name is rare and usually given to the "god child."
Sakahara Japanese
From Japanese 阪 (saka) meaning "slope" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Sakai Japanese
From Japanese 坂 or 阪 (saka) meaning "slope" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Sakai Japanese
From Japanese 酒 (saka) meaning "alcohol" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Sakakibara Japanese
From Japanese 榊 (sakaki) meaning "sakaki" (a type of tree) and 原 (hara) meaning "meadow, plain, field".
Sakakida Japanese (Rare)
Sakaki (榊) means "sakaki tree", da (田) means "ricefield". Ta changes to da because of rendaku. This surname is extremely rare
Sakalauskas Lithuanian
Ultimately derived from Sokol. Varient forms are Sakalauskienė (married woman or widow) and Sakalauskaitė (unmarried woman).
Sakallı Turkish
Means "bearded" in Turkish.
Sakamata Japanese
Perhaps from surname of Naoya Sakamata, who was a composer of dark music.
Sakane Japanese
From the Japanese 坂 or 阪 (saka) "slope" or 酒 (saka or sake) "alcohol" and 根 (ne) "root."
Sakatani Japanese
阪 (Saka) means "Hill, Slope" and 谷 (Tani) means "Valley".
Sakayanagi Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
阪 (Saka) means "Slope, Hill" and 柳 (Yanagi) means "Willow". There is Arisu Sakayanagi from The Classroom of the Elite, a popular series with a manga and anime adaption. If this surname is used by other people, it is not common.
Sakellarios Greek
Feminine form is Sakellariou
Saker English
Occupational name for a maker of sacks or bags, derived from an agent derivative of Old English sacc meaning "sack, bag".
Sakhalinsky Russian
Refers to an island in Eastern Russia named "Sakhalin."
Saki Japanese
Meaning "Peninsula, Cape, Promontory", it's often an element of longer surnames, like Kawasaki, Osaki, etc.
Sakimoto Japanese
From Japanese 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Sakiyama Japanese
From Japanese 崎 (saki) "small peninsula, cape" and 山 (yama) "mountain".
Sakon Japanese
A notable bearer is the actor Peter Sakon Lee.
Šakota Serbian
From šaka, meaning "hand"
Sakou Japanese
From Japanese 佐 (sa) meaning "help, aid" and 向 () meaning "facing".
Saks Estonian
Saks is an Estonian surname derived from "Saksa" ("German") and "Saksamaa" ("Germany"). Ultimately derived from "Saxon" and "Saxony".
Saksakulm Estonian
Saksakulm is an Estonian surname meaning "German brow".
Sakuma Japanese
From Japanese 佐 (sa) meaning "help, aid" combined with 久 (ku) meaning "long time ago" and 間 (ma) meaning "among, between".
Sakura Japanese
From Japanese 佐 (sa) meaning "help, aid" and 倉 (kura) meaning "warehouse, storehouse".
Sakurada Japanese
From Japanese 桜, 櫻 (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Sakurada Japanese
Sakurada/櫻田 basically means "Rice Field of the Cherry Blossom" or "Cherry Blossom Rice Field"
Sakuragi Japanese, Popular Culture
From Japanese 桜, 櫻 (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom" combined with 木 (gi) meaning "tree, wood" or 樹 (gi) meaning "tree". Chloe Cerise and Professor Cerise (also known as Koharu Sakuragi and Dr... [more]
Sakurai Japanese
From the Japanese 桜 or 櫻 (sakura) "cherry blossom" or 桃 (sakura or momo) "peach" and 井 (i) "well."
Sakurai Japanese
From Japanese 桜, 櫻 (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well." A notable bearer of this surname is Takahiro Sakurai (櫻井 孝宏), a Japanese voice-actor who is best known for voicing Izuru Kira from Bleach, Kiyomaro Takamine from Zatch Bell, and Ja'far from the Magi series.
Sakurajima Japanese
From Japanese 桜 or 櫻 (sakura) both meaning "cherry blossom" combined with 島 (jima) meaning "island". This surname comes from 桜島 (Sakurajima), an active stratovolcano located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan... [more]
Sakurami Japanese
Sakura means "Cherry Blossom (tree)" and Mi means "View, See, Mindset."
Sakurami Japanese
From Japanese 桜, 櫻 (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom" combined with 見 (mi) meaning "to see" or 実 (mi) meaning "berry, fruit, nut, real".
Sakuramiya Japanese
From Japanese 桜, 櫻 (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom" combined with 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace".
Sakurano Japanese
Means "cherry blossom field" in Japanese, from 桜 (sakura) "cherry blossom" and 野 (no) "field".
Sakurazaka Japanese (Rare)
Sakura means "Cherry Blossom" and Zaka means "Peninsula, Cape". Hiroshi Sakurazaka is a Japanese author.
Sakyi Akan
Meaning unknown.
Salae Thai (Muslim)
From the given name Salae, a Thai form of Salih.
Salaeh Thai (Muslim)
Alternate transcription of Salae.
Salagubang Filipino, Tagalog
Means "beetle" in Tagalog.
Salah Arabic
From the given name Salah 1.
Salahuddin Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Salah al-Din.
Salakaya Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz surname Шакар-ипа (Shakar-ipa) meaning "son of Shakar". The name itself may be derived from Persian شکر (šakar) meaning "sugar" or from Arabic شَكَرَ (šakara) meaning "to be thankful, to be grateful".
Salalila Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Sanskrit शरीर (śarīra) meaning "body". This was the name of a rajah of the historical region of Maynila (modern-day Manila).
Salam Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Salam.
Salamandyk Ukrainian (Rare, Expatriate)
Rare Ukrainian surname of uncertain origin, perhaps Moldovan.
Salameh Arabic
Derived from Arabic سلامة (salama) meaning "safety, good health" or سلام (salam) meaning "peace".
Šalamon Slovene
From the given name Šalamon.
Salamov Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Chechen
Derived from Arabic سَلَام (salām) meaning "peace, greeting".
Salander Swedish
Meaning uncertain. Possibly a variant of Selander or a combination of an unexplained first element and the common surname suffix -ander.
Salapuddin Filipino, Tausug
From the given name Salapuddin.
Salas Spanish, Galician, Aragonese, Portuguese, Catalan, Asturian
Habitational name from places named with salas, plural form of sala, meaning "room, hall" in Spanish and Asturian. Also an anglicized form of the Hungarian name SZÁLAS "tall".
Salaŭjoŭ Belarusian
Patronymic surname derived from Belarusian салавей (salaviej) meaning "nightingale".
Salaün Breton, French
Form of the given name Solomon.
Saldaña Spanish
Habitual surname for a person from any of the locations in Spain named Saldaña. The name itself comes from the older name Gili-Zalan, which is of uncertain meaning.
Saldívar Spanish
Castilianized variant of Basque Zaldibar, a habitational name from a place so named in Biscay province. The place name is of uncertain derivation: it may be from zaldu ‘wood’, ‘copse’ or from zaldi ‘horse’ + ibar ‘water meadow’, ‘fertile plain’.
Saldrim Irish
Means "One who knows".
Sale English, French
English: from Middle English sale ‘hall’, a topographic name for someone living at a hall or manor house, or a metonymic occupational name for someone employed at a hall or manor house. ... [more]
Saleem Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Salim.
Saleh Arabic
From the given name Salih.
Salehi Persian
Derived from the given name Saleh.
Salem Arabic
From the given name Salim.
Salerno Italian
Southern Italian habitational name from the city of Salerno in Campania.
Salgado Galician, Portuguese
Nickname for a witty person.
Salhi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Salih.
Salib Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Egyptian Christian derived from Arabic صَلِيب (ṣalīb) meaning "cross, crucifix".
Saliba Arabic, Maltese
Means "crucifix, cross" in Arabic, a reference to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Christianity... [more]
Salih Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Salih.
Salimi Persian, Arabic
From the given name Salim.
Salinš Latvian
Topographic name for someone living on an island, from a derivative of Latvian sala meaning ‘island’.
Salipada Filipino, Maguindanao
Maguindanao cognate of Saripada.
Salisbury English
Habitational name from the city in Wiltshire, the Roman name of which was Sorviodunum (of British origin). In the Old English period the second element (from Celtic dun ‘fortress’) was dropped and Sorvio- (of unexplained meaning) became Searo- in Old English as the result of folk etymological association with Old English searu ‘armor’; to this an explanatory burh ‘fortress’, ‘manor’, ‘town’ was added... [more]
Saliste Estonian
Saliste is an Estonian surname derived from "salu", meaning "grove".