All Submitted Surnames

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Miyagi Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 城 (gi) meaning "castle".
Miyagishima Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace", 城 (ki) meaning "castle" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".
Miyaguchi Japanese
From the Japanese 宮 (miya) "{Shinto} shrine" and 口 (guchi or kuchi) "mouth," "opening."
Miyahara Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Miyahoshi Japanese
Miya means "shrine, temple, palace" and hoshi means "star".
Miyaichi Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "a shrine; a palace" and 一 (ichi) meaning "one".... [more]
Miyaki Japanese
Miya means "shrine" and ki means "tree, wood ".
Miyako Japanese (Rare)
Miyako means "capital" in vocabulary, but as a last name, it's written in the same characters as Kyoto.
Miyakuni Japanese
Miya means "Shrine, temple" and kuni "country".
Miyama Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 間 (ma) meaning "among, between". It can also be formed from 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful" or 深 (mi) meaning "deep, profound" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Miyamizu Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" combined with 水 (mizu) meaning "water". A fictional bearer of this surname is Mitsuha Miyamizu (宮水 三葉) from the 2016 anime movie Your Name/Kimi no Na wa.
Miyamori Japanese
Miya means "shrine, temple" and mori means "forest".
Miyanichi Japanese
Miya means "temple, palace, shrine" and nichi means "sun, day".
Miyano Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Miyaoka Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".
Miyara Japanese
From the Japanese 宮 (miya) "{Shinto} shrine" and 良 (ra) "good."
Miyares Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Piloña.
Miyasaka Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 坂 or 阪 (saka) meaning "slope".
Miyasaki Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 宮崎 (see Miyazaki).
Miyasato Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 里 (sato) meaning "village".
Miyashima Japanese
Miya means "shrine, palace temple" and shima means "island".
Miyashiro Japanese
"Shrine Castle".
Miyatō Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 藤 (tō) meaning "wisteria".
Miyauchi Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 内 (uchi) meaning "inside".
Miyawaki Japanese
A famous bearier of this surname, Sakura Miyawaki from IZONE.
Miyawaki Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 脇 (waki) meaning "side".
Miyazato Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 里 (sato) meaning "village".
Miyazawa Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Miyoi Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Nai.
Miyoshi Japanese
From Japanese 三 (Mi) meaning "Three" and 芳 (Yoshi) meaning "perfume; balmy; favorable; fragrant".
Miyoshi Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 好 (yoshi) meaning "fond, pleasing".
Mizoe Japanese
From 溝 (mizo) meaning "gully, drain, ditch, trench, gap, gutter" and 江 (e) meaning "river, inlet, bay".
Mizoguchi Japanese
From Japanese 溝 (mizo) meaning "ditch, drain, gutter" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
Mizoroge Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Mizoroke.
Mizoroke Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 深泥池 (Mizoro-ga-Ike) meaning "Mizoro Lake", a lake in Kyōto, Kyōto, Japan.
Mizrachi Hebrew
Variant transcription of Mizrahi.
Mizrahi Hebrew
From Hebrew מִזְרָחִי (mizrakhí) meaning "East, eastern".
Mizufuka Japanese
Mizu means "water" and fuka means "deep".
Mizuguchi Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
Mizuhara Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Mizuhori Japanese
Mizu means "water"and hori means "moat, ditch, canal".
Mizui Japanese
Mizu means "water" and i means "mineshaft, pit, hole".
Mizukawa Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Mizukuchi Japanese
Mizu means "water" and kuchi means "mouth, opening".
Mizumo Japanese
Mizu means "water" and mo means "cloud".
Mizumori Japanese
Mizu means "water" and mori means "forest, grove".
Mizumoto Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Mizumura Japanese
Mizu means "water" and mura means "village, hamlet".
Mizuoka Japanese
Mizu means "water" and oka means "hill, ridge".
Mizusaki Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Mizusawa Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" and 沢 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Mizuse Japanese
Mizu means "water" and se means "ripple".
Mizuta Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Mizutama Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" combined with 玉 (tama) meaning "jewel, ball". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
Mizuya Japanese
Variation of Mizutani.
Mizuyama Japanese
Mizu means "water" and yama means "hill, mountain".
Mješicy Sorbian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Upper Sorbian municipality of Bukecy.
Mkerref Berber (Modern, Rare)
Mkerref originated from the 1950s in Tangier, Morocco. The surname is rare and its holders have riffian (amazigh) roots, known as the Temsamanis originally. ... [more]
Mkhitaryan Armenian
Means "son of Mkhitar".
Mkrtchian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Mkrtchyan.
Mkrtchyan Armenian
Means "son of Mkrtich".
Mladenov Bulgarian
Means "son of Mladen".
Mladić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from mlad/a (млад/а), meaning "young".
Mlinarić Croatian
Means "son of a miller".
Młodychowiak Polish
Habitational name for somebody who comes from the district of Młodych in Poland.
Mo Chinese
According to a study of Mu Ying's Name record, the surname came to be when descendants of the antediluvian ruler Zhuanxu abbreviated the name of his city, Moyangcheng (莫陽城; in modern-day Pingxiang County, Hebei) and took it as their surname... [more]
Moala Tongan, Samoan
Meaning uncertain.
Moan Irish
Reduced form of Mohan.
Moana Maori
From the given name Moana.
Moat Scottish
Habitational name from either of two places in Dumfriesshire called Moat, named from Middle English mote ‘moat’, ‘ditch’, originally referring to the whole system of fortifications. In some cases it may have been a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a moated dwelling.
Moats English
Variant of Moat.
Moberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and berg "mountain". A notable bearer was Swedish author and playwright Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973).
Moberley English
English habitational name from Mobberley in Cheshire, named in Old English as ‘clearing with a fortified site where assemblies are held’, from (ge)mot ‘meeting’, ‘assembly’ + burh ‘enclosure’, ‘fortification’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.
Möbius German
Patronymic surname derived from the given name Bartholomäus, the German form of Bartholomew.
Mobley English
English reduced form of Moberley.
Möbus German
Variant of Möbius.
Mochan Scottish, English, Irish
From the given name Mochán.
Mochida Japanese
From Japanese 持 (mochi) meaning "hold, have, possess" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Mock English
english for the german surname maag
Mockford English
Mockford comes from "Mocca's ford", with Mocca being an Old English name of uncertain origin. An alternative theory is that it comes from "Motholfr's ford" from the Old Norse meaning "renown-wolf". Either way, Mockford was once a place in Sussex, near Rottingdean, and it is from there that most branches of the name originate.
Moclin Spanish
A town positioned outside of Granada and Toledo Spain, its current occupants number in the thousands. But, 700’s this town was positioned in a mist of sprawling Moorish control. And, for the next 800 years, it was the epic center of Europe’s culture and medicine... [more]
Modaffari Italian
Nickname from Arabic muzaffar "victorious".
Modderman Dutch
Derived from Middle Dutch modder "mud", this name used to denote a dustman, a garbage man.
Modén Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius "descendant of". It could also be a variant of Modig.
Modena Italian, Judeo-Italian
Italian and Jewish (from Italy) habitational name from the city of Modena in Emilia-Romagna.
Modernell Spanish (Latin American, Hispanicized, Modern)
Most common in Uruguay, probably of Lebanese origin, unknown meaning or etymology.
Modi Indian
Modi was borne by Gujarati and Parsi people. There is a clan called Modi among the Oswal Banias.
Modig Swedish
Means "brave" in Swedish.
Modigliani Italian
Used by Sepharditic Jews, this surname comes from the Italian town of Modigliana, in Romagna. Famous bearers of this surname include painter Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) and Nobel Prize in Economics recipient Franco Modigliani (1918–2003).
Modin Swedish
Variant of Modén.
Modrić Croatian
Famous bearer of this surname is Croatian footballer Luka Modrić.
Modrić Croatian
Derived from Croatian mȍdar meaning "blue", most likely used to refer to a person who wore blue clothes. It can also be a habitational name for someone from any of the various places called Modrić, Modrič, Modrići, Modrića, Modruš or Modřice in Croatia... [more]
Modzelewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Modzel or Modzele, both derived from Polish modzel meaning "callus".
Moffa Italian
From Italian muffa "mould, mildew, moss".
Moffatt Scottish
Means "person from Moffatt", Dumfries and Galloway ("long plain").
Mogasen German
meaning unknown
Moggi Romansh
Italianized form of Muoth.
Moghadam Persian
Means "first, ahead, forward" in Persian, ultimately from Arabic مقدم (muqaddam).
Mogi Japanese
From 茂 (mo) meaning "lush" and 木 (gi) meaning "tree, wood".... [more]
Mogren Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and gren "branch".
Mohač Croatian
Croatian form of Mohácsi.
Mohácsi Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from Mohács, a city in Hungary.
Mohajeri Persian
Derived from Persian مهاجر (mohajer) meaning "emigrant", ultimately of Arabic origin.
Mohamad Arabic
Derived from the given name Mohamad.
Mohamadou Western African
From the given name Mohamadou.
Mohammadian Persian
From the given name Mohammad.
Mohammadinejad Persian
Means "descendant of Mohammad" in Persian.
Mohammadpoor Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian محمدپور (see Mohammadpour).
Mohammadpour Persian
Means "descendant of Mohammad" in Persian.
Mohammadpourkarkaragh Persian (Rare)
From the given name Mohammad combined with Persian پور (pur) "son" and the name of the Persian village of Karkaraq.
Mohammadzadeh Persian
From the given name Mohammad combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Mohammadzai Pashto
Means "son of Muhammad" in Pashto.
Mohammedi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mohammed (chiefly Algerian).
Mohannadi Arabic (Mashriqi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic المهندي (see al-Mohannadi).
Mohanty Indian, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large".
Mohilary Bodo, Assamese
Associated with tax collections from the Mahallas.
Mohler German (Swiss)
Derived from the Low German word möhl, meaning "mill." Variant of Müller.
Mohlin Swedish
Variant of Molin.
Mohorko Slovene
It comes from the latin given name ERMACORA. the Sain Bishop of Aquileia, near Venice.
Mohr German, German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from Latin maurus "Moorish, North African".
Mohrbacher German
Likely arose as a name for those living near Morbach, Germany
Mohrenschildt German
From the surname Mohren and scilt "shield"
Mohsen Arabic
From the given name Muhsin.
Mohseni Persian
From the given name Mohsen.
Mohsenpour Persian
Means "son of Mohsen".
Mohsenzadeh Persian
Means "born of Mohsen".
Mohsin Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Muhsin.
Moilanen Finnish
Meaning uncertain, features the nen suffix commonly found in surnames of Savo-Karelian origin.
Moine French
Derived from French moine "monk" (compare Monk).
Mõis Estonian
Mõis is an Estonian surname meaning "manor".
Mõisa Estonian
Mõisa is an Estonian surname meaning "manor".
Mõisaäär Estonian
Mõisaäär is an Estonian surname meaning "manor edge/periphery".
Moïse French
From the given name Moïse.
Moiseyev Russian
Means "son of Moisey".
Moiseyeva Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Моисеев (see Moiseyev).
Moisuc Romanian
Meaning unknown.
Mok Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Mo.
Mokh Russian
Derived from Russian мох (mokh) meaning "moss".
Mokhtar Arabic
From the given name Mukhtar.
Mokoena Southern African, Sotho, Tswana
Derived from Sotho or Tswana kwena meaning "crocodile".
Mokrani Berber, Northern African, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Either from the given name Mokrane or derived from El Mokrani, a town in Algeria.
Mokri Persian
This is a Persian surname.... [more]
Mol Dutch
Habitational name for someone from Mol in the Antwerp province, Belgium.
Molaison American
Unexplained meaning.
Molchan Russian, Ukrainian
From the Russian word молчан meaning "silent" it was often used as a nickname for someone who was soft-spoken and as a given name following Baptism
Mölder Estonian
Mölder is an Estonian surname meaning "miller".
Moldovsky Russian
One who came from Moldova.
Mole English
Mole is (in some but not all cases) the English form of the German Möhl meaning mill.
Molena Venetian
From Venetian mołéna "crumb", perhaps a nickname based on the bearer's size.
Molenaar Dutch
Derived from Dutch molenaar "miller".
Moleski Polish
A variation of Molski, originated from the many places in Poland called "Mole".
Molière French, Haitian Creole
habitational name from La Molière the name of several places in various parts of France.
Molin Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and the common surname suffix -in.
Molinaro Italian
Occupational name for a miller, derived from Italian mulino meaning "mill".
Molinarolo Italian
Probably from a person's occupation, with molino/mulino meaning "mill" in Italian. The second part may come from rullo, meaning "a roller" or "I roll."
Molinero Spanish
An occupational surname from molinero (“miller”).
Molitvenik Ukrainian (Ukrainianized, Rare)
The meaning is "prayer warrior" or "someone who prays"
Molla Bengali
Means "mullah (an Islamic religious scholar)" in Bengali, ultimately from from Persian ملا (molla).
Mollet French
Topographic name for someone who lived in a muddy or boggy place from a diminutive of mol "marsh, bog".
Mollison English, Scottish
Derived from the female given name Molly, wich is diminutive of Mary.
Molnar Dutch
Variant of Molenaar.
Molone Irish
Variant of Malone.
Molony Irish
Variant of Moloney.
Molotov Russian
From Russian молот (molot) meaning "hammer", indicating someone who worked with hammers.
Molotova Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Молотов (see Molotov).
Molten English
The surname Molten refers to one who melts lead.
Molyneux French
Possibly a habitational name from Moulineux, meaning "mill of the waters", or derives from the Old French name De Molines or De Moulins, meaning "mill". The surname has been linked to a large French family that settled in Lancashire from France.
Mom Khmer
Means "angle, corner" or "dear, beloved, darling" in Khmer.
Mombeshora Shona
Meaning unknown.
Mo'minov Uzbek
Means "son of Mo'min".
Momoi Japanese
From Japanese 桃 (momo) meaning "peach" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Momomiya Popular Culture
Surname of several characters from the anime series 'Tokyo Mew Mew'.
Momonoe Japanese (Rare)
Combination of 桃 (momo) meaning "peach" and 枝 (e), shortened from eda meaning "branch, bough," sandwiched by the genitive particle の (no) which is not shown in this instance.... [more]
Momosaki Japanese
Momo can mean "peach" or "hundred" and saki means "cape, promontory, peninsula".
Momose Japanese
From Japanese 百 (momo) meaning "hundred" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current".
Momota Japanese
momota means "a hundred rice fields". the kanji used are 百(momo) meaning " hundred" and 田(ta) meaning "rice field".
Momotari Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Mukade.
Momozaki Japanese
From Japanese 桃 (momo) meaning "peach" combined with 崎 (zaki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Mon Japanese
Mon means "Gate".
Monaco Italian
Nickname for someone of monkish habits or appearance, or an occupational name for a servant employed at a monastery, from Italian monaco "monk" (from Greek monachos "monk", "solitary").
Monarch English
Origin unidentified. Perhaps a translation of French Monarque, Monarc, a nickname for a high-handed or haughty person, from Old French monarque 'monarch'.
Monarrez Spanish
Hispanic (Mexico; Monárrez): Altered Form Of Basque Munárriz Itself A Castilianized Form Of A Habitational Name From Munarritz (Also Amunarritz In Castilian Munárriz) A Town In Navarre.
Moncada Spanish
A habitational surname, from Catalan Montcada, ultimately from monte "mountain" and an older variant of Catalonia.
Moncayo Aragonese
This indicates familial origin near the eponymous mountain massif.
Mönch German
Derived from German Mönch "monk" (ultimately via Middle High German münch and Old High German munih from Latin monicus. Compare Monk).
Monckton English
Possibly meaning "estate of monks"
Moncrief Scottish
Scottish: habitational name from Moncreiff Hill near Perth, so called from Gaelic monadh ‘hill’ + craoibhe, genitive of craobh ‘tree’.
Moncrieffe Scottish
Clan Moncreiffe is a Scottish clan. The name is derived from the Scottish Gaelic Monadh croibhe which means "Hill of the sacred bough". The plant badge of Clan Moncreiffe is the oak, this presumably comes from the sacred tree.... [more]
Mond German
Either from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with munt "protection guardianship" making it a cognate of Monday 1 or probably also a topographic or habitational name referring to a house with the sign of a moon from Middle High German mane mone "moon".
Mondal Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Bengali and Assamese form of Mandal.