All Submitted Surnames

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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Sy Filipino, Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Li 1 or Shi chiefly used in the Philippines.
Syamak Belarusian
Belarusian form of Semak.
Sycamore English
Probably comes from the tree Sycamore
Sychyov Russian
From Russian сыч (sych) meaning "small owl".
Sychyova Russian
Feminine transcription of Sychyov.
Sydorenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Isidor.
Sydow Low German
Habitational name from any of several places so named in Germany.
Sydykov Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend" or صَادِق (ṣādiq) meaning "true, truthful, veracious".
Sykes English
English Surname (mainly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream in a marsh or in a hollow, from Middle English syke ‘marshy stream’, ‘damp gully’, or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, in Lancashire and West Yorkshire.
Syler German
Altered spelling of German Seiler.
Sylvain French
From the given name Sylvain
Sylvers Irish
Variant of Silvers.
Sylvester English
From the given name Sylvester.
Sylvestre French
From the given name Sylvestre.
Syme English
Variant of Symes, from a form of the given name Simon (see Simms).
Symere English (American, Rare)
Name of unknown origin, typically used in the United States. It is best known as the real first name of American rapper Lil Uzi Vert.
Symington Scottish
Habitational surname derived from the places of the same name, derived from the given name Simon and northern Middle English ‘ton’ meaning settlement... [more]
Symmes English
Variant of Simms
Symonenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Symon.
Syndulla Popular Culture
The surname of Hera from the show "Star Wars Rebels".
Synge English (British)
First found in Shropshire where they had been anciently seated as Lords of the Manor of Bridgenorth, from the time of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.
Syrén Swedish
Meaning uncertain. Perhaps a combination of an unknown first element and the common surname suffix -én, or taken directly from Swedish syren "lilac".
Syrett English
Either (i) from the medieval male personal name Syred (from Old English Sigerǣd, literally "victory-counsel"); or (ii) from the medieval female personal name Sigerith (from Old Norse Sigfrithr, literally "victory-lovely").
Sys Belgian (Modern)
No actual idea as to origin except it is Belgian from Flanders region.
Sytkowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within Sytkowo, a neighborhood in Poznań (the Greater Polish capital).
Syzonenko Ukrainian
Patronymic derived from the given name Syzon.
Szalai Hungarian
Regional name for someone from Zala county in Hungary, or a habitational name from a place called Szala.
Szamotulski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Szamotuły.
Szarabajka Polish, English
His surname, Szarabajka, means "Grey Tale" in Polish. Last name is pronounced "sarah-bike-ah".
Szász German
Ethnic or regional name for a German speaker from Transylvania or Szepes, etymologically a derivative of German Sachs.
Szathmári Hungarian
Hungarian surname of unknown origin.
Szczepankiewicz Polish
Patronymic from the given name Szczepan.
Szczęsny Polish
From the given name Szczęsny.
Szeliga Polish
Habitational name from places called Szeliga or Szeligi. It is not clear whether there is any connection with the Polish vocabulary word szeliga ‘coat-of-arms’.
Szendeffy Hungarian (Rare)
Possibly derived from Hungarian szende meaning ''meek''.
Szeremet Polish
Polish cognate of Şeremet.
Szeremeta Polish
Polish cognate of Sheremeta.
Szeto Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Situ.
Szmanda Polish
Polish pronunciation is "sh-MAHN-dah" and Hungarian pronunciation is "s-MAHN-dah".
Szmulik Polish
The Szmulik surname has much history. Its origins are Hebrew. It has taken on various spellings over the centuries, depending on where the person or family lived in Europe or America.... [more]
Szołdrski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Szołdry.
Szóstak Polish
It literally means a deer with 6-pointed antlers.
Szot Polish
Nickname for a fish seller with a bad reputation, from szot "bad herring".
Szpakowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village Szpakowo.
Szurgot Polish
Nickname from szurgot ‘shuffling sound’
Szurkowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages named Szurkowo.
Szydło Polish
Means "awl" in Polish, used as an occupational name for a cobbler.
Szymanowski Polish
Name for someone from a place called Szymanów, Szymanowo or Szymanowice, all derived from the given name Szymon.
Szyślak Polish
Derived from East Slavic word šišlat "do slowly".
Taagepera Estonian
Taagepera is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "taga" ("behind", "at the back") and "pere" ("family", "folk").
Taal Estonian
Taal is an Estonian surname derived from the German "thaler"; a silver coin.
Taalmaa Estonian
Taalmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "taal (thaler) maa (land)"
Taaramäe Estonian
Taaramäe is an Estonian surname meaning "Taara's hill/mountain". Taara is a prominent god in ancient Estonian mythology.
Tabak Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a seller of tobacco, from German Tabak, Yiddish and Ukrainian tabik (all ultimately from Spanish tabaco, a word of Caribbean origin). Tobacco was introduced to Europe in the 16th century.
Tabak Turkish
Occupational name for a tanner
Tabak Dutch
Occupational name for a butcher or hog breeder, from Middle Dutch tucbake, from tucken meaning "to pull, push, or strike" + bake meaning "hog".
Tabanao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano tabanaw meaning "fake, not genuine".
Tabatabaei Persian
From the name of Ibrahim Tabataba ibn Ismail, a descendant of Ali. He was supposedly given the name because he pronounced the Persian word قبا (qaba) (meaning "garment, cloak") as طبا (taba).
Tabbert German, Frisian
From Middle Low German tabbert, Middle Dutch tabbaert ‘tabard’, a sleeveless overgarment worn by men in the Middle Ages, (ultimately from French tabard, from Late Latin tabardum)... [more]
Taber English, Polish
English: variant spelling of Tabor. ... [more]
Taberner Catalan
It literally means someone who owns a tavern.
Taboada Galician
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous localities.
Tabony Maltese
A Maltese knight
Tabor English, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Jewish
English: metonymic occupational name for a drummer, from Middle English, Old French tabo(u)r ‘drum’.... [more]
Tachuri Telugu
THE GREAT LITTLESTAR SURNAME IS TACHURI
Tacza Polish
Deppreciation of TARCZA which means shield in Polish.
Taczanowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages in Gmina Pleszew: Taczanów Pierwszy or Taczanów Drugi.
Tada Japanese
From the Japanese 多 (ta) "many" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy."
Tadayashiki Japanese (Rare)
Combination of Kanji Characters "多" meaning "Many", and "田" meaning "Rice Field", and "屋" and "敷", "屋敷" meaning "Great House".
Tadejević Croatian
Means "son of Tadej".
Tadeo Spanish
From the given name Tadeo
Tadevosyan Armenian
Means "son of Tadevos".
Tadokoro Japanese
It literally means "Farmland, Country" in Japanese. It's made up of 田 (Ta) meaning "Rice Field, Rice Patty", plus 所 (Dokoro).
Tadros Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Arabic form of Theodore, chiefly used by Copts.
Tae Taiwanese, Chinese (Hokkien)
Min Nan and Hokkien romanization of Zheng.
Taechaubol Thai (Rare)
Possibly of Chinese origin.
Tael Estonian
Tael is an Estonian surname meaning "tinder" and "touchwood".
Taevas Estonian
Taevas is an Estonian surname meaning "sky", "heavens" and "Heaven"
Tafara Shona
Tafara means "We are happy or we rejoice". It is a name of rejoicing
Tafolla Spanish
Possibly a derivative of southern Spanish tafulla, tahulla, a term denoting a measure of land. The surname is not found in present-day Spain.
Tafoya Spanish
Possibly a variant of Tafolla.
Ţaga Romanian
Țaga is a commune and village in Cluj County, Romania.
Taga Estonian
Taga is an Estonian surname meaning "behind".
Tagamets Estonian
Tagamets is an Estonian surname meaning "behind/back of forest".
Tagaväli Estonian
Tagaväli is an Estonian surname meaning "behind/back of field".
Tagawa Japanese (Rare)
Tagawa means "ricefield river"
Taghap Filipino, Cebuano
Means "guess, fluke" in Cebuano.
Taghizadeh Persian
From the given name Taghi combibned with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Tagle Spanish (Philippines)
Hispanicized form of Arabic Tagri meaning "frontier."
Tagliacarne Italian
From Italian 'tagliare' "to cut" and 'carne' "meat".
Tagliaferro Italian
From the Italian tagliare "to cut" and ferro "iron" occupational name for an ironworker or a nickname for a strong or ferocious fighter, one who was adept at cutting through the cuirass of the enemy with his sword (see Telfer).
Tagliafico Italian
From the Italian tagliare "to cut" and fico "fig".
Taglialatela Italian
Taglialatela means "the person who cuts the cloth" and is typical in the Naples and Caserta areas of Italy.
Tagliamonte Italian
Tagliamonte means "mountain cutter". It likely comes from the Italian words tagliatone (cutter) and monte (mountain).
Tagore Indian, Bengali
Bengali form of Thakur.
Taguchi Japanese
From Japanese 田 (ta) meaning "field" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
Tagumpay Filipino (Rare), Tagalog
Means "success, victory" in Tagalog.
Taha Arabic
From the given name Taha.
Tahara Japanese
From Japanese 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Taheri Persian
From the given name Taher.
Täheväli Estonian
Täheväli is an Estonian surname meaning "star field".
Tahir Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Tahir.
Tähiste Estonian
Tähiste is an Estonian surname derived from "tähis" meaning "sign" and "symbol".
Tahk Estonian
Tahk is an Estonian surname meaning both "face/facet" or "aspect" and "whetstone".
Tahmasebi Persian
From the given name Tahmasp.
Täht Estonian
Täht is an Estonian surname meaning "star".
Tai Chinese
Variant of Dai.
Taijjeron Chamorro
Chamoru for "wituout judge/leader/cheif"
Tailleur French
French for "tailor."
Taim Estonian
Taim is an Estonian surname meaning "plant", "herb" and "seedling".
Taimanglo Chamorro
Chamorro for "without wind/breath"
Taiminen Finnish
Derived from Finnish taimi meaning "sapling, young tree, plant".
Taimla Estonian
Taimla is an Estonian surname meaning "nursery".
Taimsalu Estonian
Taimsalu is an Estonian surname meaning "floral/plant grove".
Taimsoo Estonian
Taimsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "plant/herb swamp".
Taina'an Chamorro (Modern, Rare)
Chamorro for "No name or reference".
Taira Japanese
Meaning "peace". Together with the Fujiwara and Minamoto, this is one of the most prominent clans in Japanese history... [more]
Taisacan Chamorro
Chamorro for "without year or age"
Taisakan Chamorro (Archaic)
Chamorro for "Without year or age". Alternate form of Taisacan.
Taitague Chamorro
Chamorro for "without meaning/essence/being "
Taitano Chamorro
Meaning "one without land" from Chamorro tai, prefix meaning "to be without", and tano meaning "land".
Taitingfong Chamorro
Means "without counting" from Chamorro tai meaning "without, not having" and tufong meaning "count".
Tajanlangit Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano tahan langit meaning "to surrender to heaven".
Tajima Japanese
From Japanese 田 (ta) meaning "field" and 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
Tajiri Japanese
From Japanese 田 (ta) meaning "paddy, field" combined with 尻 (shiri) "behind, end, rear".
Taka Japanese
From Japanese taka, meaning "high, tall". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
Takada Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Takagi Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
Takagiri Japanese
高 (Taka) means "High, Tall, Expensive" and Giri is a variant of 桐 (Kiri) meaning "Foxglove/Paulownia Tree". A notable bearer is Makoto Takagiri, an actor.
Takahara Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Takahata Japanese
高 (Taka) means "Expensive, Tall, High" and 畑 (Hata) means "Feild, Farmland". A notable bearer is Isao Takahata, who is famous for multiple things. But, he's well known internationally for directing anime films.
Takahide Japanese (Rare)
Taka means "eagle" such as in surname "Takasu" but more commonly means "tall,high" instead. Hide means "fine,excellence". This must be one of the very few Japanese surnames that has "Hide" in it. It is mostly just a first name element... [more]
Takahoshi Japanese
From Japanese 高 (Taka) meaning "tall, high" and 星 (Hoshi) meaning "star" or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
Takai Japanese
From the Japanese 高 (taka) "high," "expensive" and 井 (i) "well."
Takaishi Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 石 (ishi) meaning "stone".
Takaki Japanese
This is actually just a variant of Takagi.
Takakuwa Japanese
From the Japanese 高 (taka) "high," "tall," "expensive" and 桑 (kuwa) "mulberry tree."
Takamachi Japanese
A surname of Japanese origin. It means "high town". Notable bearers are Nanoha Takamachi from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, and Shiro and Miyuki Takamachi from Triangle Heart 3: Sweet Songs Forever.
Takamaki Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 巻 (maki) meaning "scroll, book, roll up, tie" or 高巻 (takamaki) meaning "to detour around a waterfall"
Takamaru Japanese
This surname is used as 高丸 with 高 (kou, taka.i, taka, -daka, taka.maru, taka.meru) meaning "expensive, high, tall" and 丸 (gan, maru, maru.i, maru.meru) meaning "curl up, explain away, full, make round, month, perfection, pills, roll up, round, seduce."... [more]
Takamatsu Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree".
Takami Japanese
Taka means "High, Tall, Expensive" and Mi means "Viewing, See, Outlook".
Takamitsu Japanese
"Taka" is high or tall, "Mitsu" is light (as in sunlight, lightbulb). This is a rare family name in Japan. It was created by a family within that last century, but strangely enough a couple other families with no blood relation have showed up with that surname within the last 20 years in the Japanese phonebook.
Takamiya Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace".
Takamori Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest".
Takamoto Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Takamura Japanese
Taka means "High, Expensive, Tall" and Mura means "Hamlet, Village".
Takanashi Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 梨 (nashi) meaning "pear".
Takano Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 野 (no) "field, wilderness".
Takao Japanese
高 (Taka) means "High, Tall, Expensive" and 尾 (O) means "Tail". A fictional bearer of this last name is Kazunari Takao from Kuroko No Basket.
Takasaki Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Takase Japanese
Taka means "High,tall" and Se means "Riffle".
Takashima Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
Takasu Japanese
Takasu is a surname that means "Hawk's nest". Taka alone means "hawk"(and others not used for this)and Su is the "nest".
Takayama Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Takayanagi Japanese
Taka "High,Tall" and Yanagi "Willow".
Takazato Japanese
高 (Taka) means "High, Expensive, Tall" and Zato is a variant of 里 (Sato) meaning "Type of Measurement, Village, League, Parent's Home". A notable bearer is Suzuyo Takazato, a politician.
Takehara Japanese (Rare)
Take means "Bamboo" while Hara means "Plain". This surname means " Plain of the Bamboo". Takehara is also a city in Hiroshima and a railway station.
Takei Japanese
Take means "Bambo" and I means "Mineshaft, Well, Pit".
Takekawa Japanese
"Bamboo river."
Takemiya Japanese
From Japanese 竹 (take) meaning "bamboo" and 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace".
Takemizu Japanese
From Japanese 竹 (take) meaning "bamboo" combined with 水 (mizu) meaning "water".
Takemura Japanese
From Japanese 竹 (take) meaning "bamboo" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Takeno Japanese
Take means "Bamboo" and No means "Field, Wilderness".
Takeshita Japanese
Meaning ‘(one who lives) beneath the bamboo’; it was originally pronounced Takenoshita and taken from a village of that name in Suruga (now part of Shizuoka prefecture). The original bearers were descended from the northern Fujiwara through the Kuzuyama family... [more]
Taketatsu Japanese
竹 (Take) means "Bamboo", 達 (Tatsu) means "Reach". This surname belongs to Ayana Taketatsu, a Japanese voice actress. Check the notes if needed.
Taki Japanese (Rare)
Tami means "Waterfall". This is occasionally a first name too,as a matter of a fact,neither of them are common.
Takinoue Japanese
Taki means "Waterfall", no is a possessive particle meaning "Therefore, Of", and Ue means "Top, Above, Upper".
Takiya Japanese (Rare)
Taki (滝) means "waterfall", ya (谷) means "valley". One notable fictional character who bears this surname is Genji Takiya (滝谷 源治) from Crows Zero, this surname is very rare.
Takvam Norwegian
Literally: "Thanks For"
Takyi Akan
Meaning unknown.
Tal Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Tal, means "dew" in Hebrew.
Talaba Filipino, Cebuano
Means "oyster" in Cebuano.
Talamantes Spanish
Habitational name from Talamantes in Zaragoza province
Talarico Italian
Of uncertain origin; probably from the Germanic personal name Athalaric.
Talavera Spanish
Spanish: habitational name from any of several places named Talavera, especially Talavera de la Reina in Toledo province.
Talbert English, French
From a continental Germanic personal name composed of the elements tal "valley" and berth "bright".
Talbi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Talib.
Talbot English, Norman
Disputed origin, but likely from a Germanic given name composed of the elements tal "to destroy" and bod "message". In this form the name is also found in France, taken there apparently by English immigrants; the usual French form is Talbert.
Talcott English, Norman
Norman habitational name from Taillecourt in France.... [more]
Talgatov Kazakh
Means "son of Talgat".
Talhaoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Talha (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
Tali Estonian
Tali is an Estonian surname meaning both "winter" and "tackle" or "pulley".
Talib Arabic
From the given name Talib.
Talıbov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Talıb".
Talihärm Estonian
Talihärm is an Estonian surname meaning "winter frost".
Talija Serbian
Talija... [more]
Talingting Filipino, Cebuano
Means "sieve, plover" in Cebuano.
Talivee Estonian
Talivee is an Estonian surname meaning "winter water".
Talivere Estonian
Talivere is an Estonian surname meaning "winter blood".
Tall Estonian
Tall is an Estonian surname meaning both "lamb" and "stable/barn".
Tallant English (British, ?), Norman, Irish
English (of Norman origin) occupational name for a tailor or nickname for a good swordsman, from taillant ‘cutting’, present participle of Old French tailler ‘to cut’ (Late Latin taliare, from talea ‘(plant) cutting’)... [more]
Tallarico Italian
It came from the Medieval Italian names Tallarico and Talarico ultimately from the Ostrogothic name Atalarico.... [more]
Tallent English
Habitational name from Talland in Cornwall, which is thought to be named as ‘hill-brow church site’, from Cornish tal + lann.
Tallentire English (Rare)
From a small village in Cumbria, England, meaning 'head of the land' in Cumbric.
Tallinn Estonian
Tallinn is an Estonian surname, derived from "Tallinn", the capital city of Estonia.
Tallón Spanish
Either a Spanish variant of Catalan Talló (see Tallo) or a habitational name from any of the places in A Coruña, Ourense, and Pontevedra provinces called Tallón.
Tallon English, Irish, Norman, French
English and Irish (of Norman origin), and French from a Germanic personal name derived from tal ‘destroy’, either as a short form of a compound name with this first element (compare Talbot) or as an independent byname... [more]