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.
Osmochescu Romanian
Meaning unknown.
Osmonaliev Kyrgyz
From a combination of the given names Osmon and Ali 1.
Osmond English
From the given name Osmond
Osorio Spanish
From the given name Osorio.
Ospanov Kazakh
Means "son of Ospan".
Ó Spealáin Irish
Means "descendant of Spealán"
Oss English (American)
Americanized Varient of Aas
Õsso Estonian
Õsso is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "õsuma" meaning "shear".
Ossola Italian
Likely a habitational name from an area in the Verbano-Cusio-Ossola province in Northern Italy.
Ossoliński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Ossolin.
Öst Swedish
Means "east" in Swedish.
Ostanin Russian
From any of several diminutives of the given name Evstafiy or Evstakhiy.
Ostap Ukrainian
From the given name Ostap.
Ostapenko Ukrainian
From the given name Ostap.
Østby Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads in Norway named Østby or Austby. Derived from Old Norse aust "east" and býr "farm, village".
Öster Swedish
Swedish form of Øster.
Osterday American (Germanized, Rare)
One day in Germany there was a male infant left on the steps to a church. When someone found the baby on the steps, they decided to name him Oster because that day was the day of Easter. Easter in German is Oster... [more]
Osterhout Dutch
From the town of Oosterhout,, meaning "East Wood", as it is located nearby forests in the east of the Netherlands. Primary modern usage is in the United States can be traced back to Jan Jensen van Oosterhoudt, who immigrated to New Amsterdam in the 17th Century, and has been generally been simplified to Osterhout, where the O is pronounced as "AW"... [more]
Österreich German (Austrian)
The German name for Austria, meaning "eastern kingdom".
Österreicher German, German (Austrian)
Means "One from Austria", "the Austrian".
Osterreicher German
I was told that this surname in native Austria originates as follows. Oster means East, reich means kingdom, with er meaning native of. In old Austria there were six kingdoms, with the East one being the largest with the seat of government there... [more]
Østhagen Norwegian
An uncommon Norwegian surname of uncertain origin. It is most likely a locational name, derived from Norwegian øst, 'east' and hagen, 'enclosure'. ... [more]
Ostiguy Basque, French
Worn Quebec (Ostéguy variant), the name is visibly Basque and assumes initially a Ostegi form, which could designate a place where the foliage is abundant (osteo = + -egi sheet suffix). Alternatively, place the cold, cold house (Ortz, otz, followed -egi or -tegi).
Östlund Swedish
Combination of Swedish öst "east" and lund "groove".
Östman Swedish
Combination of Swedish öst "east" and man "man".
Ostojić Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Ostoja".
Ostorojniy Ukrainian
Ostorojniy - a surname derived from the Russian word "cautious". It was popular in the 19th century.
Ostos Spanish
Habitational name from a place called Ostos which no longer exists; the surname was in the 15th century recorded near Écija in Seville.
Ostrander Dutch
Translated as "from the east border." The name may have been originally borne by one who lived near the eastern border of a town, province, or country.
Ostrikov Russian
From ostrik, meaning "sharp".
Öström Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and ström "stream, river".
Ostrom English (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Swedish Öström.
Ostrow Polish (Americanized)
From any of several places called Ostrów (island), or Jewish-American shortened form of Ostrowski.
Ostrowska Polish
Feminine form of Ostrowski.
Ostrum English (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Swedish Öström.
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.
Osu Japanese
Variant transcription of Ousu.
Ōsuga Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 菅 (suga) meaning "sedge".
Osuga Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 大菅 (see Ōsuga).
Osuga Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 小菅 (see Kosuge).
Osuge Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 小菅 (see Kosuge).
O'sugrue Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Siocfhradha, derived from Norse first name Sigefrith... [more]
Osuna Spanish
Habitational name from a place in the province of Seville, named from Arabic Oxuna, perhaps named from Late Latin Ursina (villa) "estate of Ursus" a byname meaning "bear".
Osvaldo Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
From the given name Osvaldo.
Oswalt English
From the given name Oswald.
Osward English
From the Medieval English given name Osward.
Osy Nigerian
From Imo, Nigeria
Ōta Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" or 太 (o) meaning "plump, fat, thick" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Ōtaka Japanese
This surname combines 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) meaning "big, large" with 高 (kou, taka, taka.i, taka.maru, taka.meru, -daka) meaning "expensive, high, tall," 鷹 (ou, you, taka) meaning "hawk," 孝 (kyou, kou, taka) meaning "child's respect, filial piety," 嵩 (shuu, suu, kasa, kasa.mu, taka.i) meaning "be aggravated, grow bulky, grow worse, swell" or 貴 (ki, tatto.i, tatto.bu, touto.i, touto.bu, taka) meaning "esteem, honour, precious, prize, value."... [more]
Ōtaka Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high".
Ōtaka Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 鷹 (taka) meaning "eagle, falcon, hawk".
Otaka Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 大高 (see Ōtaka).
Ōtake Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 竹 (take) meaning "bamboo".
Otake Japanese
O means "great, big" and take means "bamboo".
Otake Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese 大竹 (see Ōtake).
Ōtaki Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 滝 or 瀧 (taki) meaning "waterfall".
Ōtani Japanese
Variant transcription of Ootani.
Ōtani Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
Otani Japanese
Variant transcription of Ootani.
Otarashvili Georgian
Means "son of Otar".
Otawara Japanese
A notable bearer is Harukiyo Otwara, a daimyo of the Sengoku Period.
Óðinsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Óðinn" in Icelandic.
Óðinsson Icelandic
Means "son of Óðinn" in Icelandic.
Othman Arabic
From the given name Uthman.
Othonos Greek (Cypriot)
Comes from Όθων meaning "Otto" in Greek.
Ōto Japanese
Variant of Amito.
Oto Japanese
O means "great, large" and to means "wisteria".
O' Tolan Irish
The meaning of the name is unclear, but it seems to derive from the pre 13th century Gaelic O' Tuathalain suggesting that it was probably religious and may translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
Ōtomo Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 友 (tomo) meaning "friend".
Otomo Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese 大友 (see Ōtomo).
Otonari Japanese
This surname combines 乙 (itsu, otsu, oto-, kinoto) meaning "duplicate, strange, the latter, witty" or 音 (in, on, -non, oto, ne) meaning "noise, sound" with 成 (jou, sei, na.su, -na.su, na.ru, nari) meaning "become, elapse, get, grow, reach, turn into."
O’toole Irish
O'Toole, along with Toole, comes from the Irish O Tuathail. This derives from the personal name Tuathal, meaning "ruler of the people", used by many Irish kings and heroes and accordingly incorporated into a surname in a number of distinct areas, among them south Ulster, Mayo and Kildare.
Ó Toráin Irish
Meaning, ‘descendant of Torán’, a personal name formed from a diminutive of tor ‘lord’, ‘hero’, ‘champion’.
O’toran Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Toráin ‘descendant of Torán’, a personal name formed from a diminutive of tor ‘lord’, ‘hero’, ‘champion’.
Otradovec Czech
Habitational name for someone from any of four places in Bohemia called Otradov or Otradovice.
Ó Troighthigh Irish
Means "descendant of Troightheach"
Ots Estonian
Ots is an Estonian surname meaning "cusp" or "tip".
Otsalt Estonian
Otsalt is an Estonian surname meaning "end(s) under/below".
Otsla Estonian
Otsla is an Estonian surname meaning "cusp/tip area".
Otsu Japanese
O means "big, great" and tsu means "harbor, seaport".
Ōtsubo Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 坪 (tsubo), a traditional unit of measurement equivalent to approximately 3.306 square metres.
Otsubo Japanese
Alternate transcription of Ōtsubo.
Ōtsuka Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 塚 (tsuka) meaning "hillock, mound".
Otsuka Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" or 太 (o) "fat," "thick" and 塚 (tsuka) "mound."
Otsuka Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese 大塚 (see Ōtsuka).
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]
Ōtsuki Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 槻 (tsuki) referring to a type of tree (genus Zelkova).
Otsuki Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 大槻 (see Ōtsuki).
Otsukotsu Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 乙骨 (see Okkotsu).
Otsus Estonian
Ostus is an Estonian surname meaning "decision" or "resolution".
Ōtsutsuki Popular Culture
This surname is used as 大筒木 with 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) "large, big," 筒 (tou, tsutsu) meaning "cylinder, gun barrel, pipe, sleeve, tube" and 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."... [more]
Ottaviani Italian
From the given name Ottaviano.
Ottaviano Italian
From the given name Ottaviano.
Ottavio Italian
From the given name Ottavio.
Otte German
Otte was given to someone who lived in Bavaria, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging medieval society. The name Otte evolved from the Old German personal name Ott, a name of Emperors, made famous by Otto the Great (912-973), Holy Roman emperor.
Otter English
An otter is a type of animal
Ottmar German
From the given name Ottmar.
Ottoman Turkish
From a Latin form (through French) of the Turkish given name Osman, itself from Arabic Uthman... [more]
Ottone Italian
From the given name Ottone.
Ottósdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ottó" in Icelandic.
Ottósson Icelandic
Means "son of Ottó" in Icelandic.
Ottoway English
From the Norman male personal names Otoïs, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "wealth-wide" or "wealth-wood", and Otewi, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "wealth-war".
O' Tuathalain Irish
May translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
O' Twolan Irish
The meaning of the name is unclear, but it seems to derive from the pre 13th century Gaelic O' Tuathalain suggesting that it was probably religious and may translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
Otxaran Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zalla.
Ou Chinese
From Chinese 欧 (ōu) referring to Mount Sheng in present-day Huzhou, China. According to legend, this name (along with the compound name Ouyang containing this character) was adopted by the descendants of a prince from the Yue state who settled in the area around the mountain.
Ou Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 奥 (see Ō).
Ouahab Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Wahab.
Ouahabi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ouahab.
Ouahmed Berber, Northern African
Kabyle name meaning "son of Ahmed", from the Berber prefix ou- meaning "son (of)" combined with the Arabic name Ahmed (chiefly Algerian).
Ouattara Western African, Manding
From the name of the Wattara or Watara clan of the Dyula people, believed to be derived from a word meaning "prince".
Ouazzani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Denotes someone originally from Ouazzane, a town in northern Morocco.
Oubeid Western African
Mauritanian variant of Obeid (see Ubayd).
Ōuchi Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 内 (uchi) meaning "inside".
Ouchi Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese 大内 (see Ōuchi).
Oudenhoven Dutch
Derived from Dutch oude "old" and hoeve "farm; farmstead; manor". As a surname it is derived from one of the many places of this name, for example in Menen, Passendale, Steenvoorde, Steenwerk, Broekburg or Godewaardsvelde.
Oudomsouk Lao
From Lao ອຸດົມ (oudom) meaning "abundant, plentiful" or "superior, supreme, excellent" and ສຸກ (souk) meaning "happiness, pleasure, joy".
Õue Estonian
Õue is an Estonian surname meaning "outdoors".
Ouellette French (Quebec)
Canadian spelling of French (Norman and Champenois) Ouilet, from a Frenchified form of Willet, a pet form of William.
Õuemaa Estonian
Õuemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "courtyard".
Õuemets Estonian
Õuemets is an Estonian surname meaning "open forest".
Ouertani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Found mainly in Tunisia.
Oueslati Arabic (Maghrebi)
Habitational name for someone from the village of Oueslatia in northern Tunisia.
Ouk Khmer
Alternate transcription of Khmer អ៊ុក (see Uk).
Oum Khmer
Alternate transcription of Khmer អ៊ំ or អ៊ុំ (see Um).
Oumaña Leonese
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous comarca of the province of Llión.
Oumarou Western African
From the given name Oumarou.
Õun Estonian
Õun is an Estonian surname meaning "apple".
Õunapuu Estonian
Õunapuu is an Estonian surname meaning "apple tree".
Õunloo Estonian
Õunloo is an Estonian surname meaning "apple swathe/wood row".
Õunroos Estonian
Õunroos is an Estonian surname meaning "apple rose".
Ōura Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 浦 (ura) meaning "bay, inlet".
Oura Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese 大浦 (see Ōura).
Ouriaghli Arabic (Maghrebi)
Moroccan (Rifian): tribal name from the Rifian tribe of Ait Wayagher.
Ousman Western African
From the given name Ousman.
Ousmane Western African
From the given name Ousmane.
Ouy French
Some derive this name from the French word "gui," meaning mistletoe. Others think it comes through the Celtic name "Kei," from Caius. Others belive the name comes from the French words "guide," a leader, or "guidon," a banner... [more]
Ouyahia Berber, Northern African
Means "son of Yahia", from the Berber prefix ou- meaning "son (of)" combined with the Arabic given name Yahia (chiefly Algerian).
Ouyang Chinese
From Chinese 歐 (ōu) referring to Mount Sheng in present-day Huzhou, China, combined with 陽 (yáng) meaning "southern face (of a mountain)". The name supposedly originated with a prince of the Yue state that settled in the area surrounding the mountain... [more]
Ovadia Jewish
From the given name Ovadia.
Övall Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
Ovalle Galician
Galician topographic name from o vale ‘the valley’ (Latin uallis, ualles).
Ovanessian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հովհաննիսյան (see Hovhannisyan).
Ovanesyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հովհաննիսյան (see Hovhannisyan).
Ovechkin Russian
Patronymic derived from Russian овечка (ovechka) meaning "lamb". A famous bearer is the Russian hockey player Alexander Ovechkin (1985-).
Ovechkina Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Овечкин (see Ovechkin).
Oved Hebrew
From the given name Oved.
Oven Slovene, German
Derived from Oven "ram, male sheep".
Overath German
From the name of the town of Overath in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. A famous bearer is the German former soccer player Wolfgang Overath (1943-).
Overbeck Low German, German (Modern), English (American, Americanized), Anglo-Saxon
From Low German over meaning "über" (over as a direct english translation) and beck meaning "Bach" (creek, stream). As opposed to many other germanic names it doesn't stem from someone's occupation rather from their address, with the exact meaning being something like "über dem Bach" (over the creek)... [more]
Overbeeke Dutch
Means "over/on brook" or "over/on stream" or "over/on creek"... [more]
Overfelt English
Derived from the Old English "ofer," meaning "seashore," or "riverbank" and "felt" meaning "field".
Overholser German (Swiss)
The Oberholtzer family originated in the Swiss village of Oberholtz, south of Zurich, before the 15th century. However, in 1661, one family left Switzerland for the Palatinate in Germany.
Overson English
Derived from the Old French name Overson, meaning "dweller by the river-banks". The name was probably brought to England in the wake of the Norman conquest of 1066.
Overson Danish, Norwegian
Altered spelling of Oveson, itself a patronymic from the personal name Ove, a Danish form of the older Aghi, with a second element possibly meaning "spear".
Overstreet English
A notable bearer is Chord Paul Overstreet.
Oviedo Spanish, Asturian
Derived from spanish "oveja" meaning sheep.
Oviir Estonian
Oviir is an Estonian surname derived from "viir" meaning "stripe" or "streak".
Ow Chinese
Variant of Ou.
Ōwaki Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 脇 (waki) meaning "side".
Owaki Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 大脇 (see Ōwaki).
Owara Japanese
Variant of Ohara.
Owari Japanese
From Japanese 終 (owa) meaning “last, to finish” and 里 (ri) meaning “village, the home of one’s parents, hometown”. The latter character is also an archaic Japanese unit of area.
Owner English
From English owner meaning "a person who owns something".
Owo Nigerian
From the given name Owo.
Owsley English
Habitational name form a now lost place name in Southern England. Possibly derived from the name of the river name Ouse and Old English -leah meaning "wood".
Owusu Western African, Akan
Means "strong-willed, determined" in Akan.
Oxby English
fortification where oxen are kept (From the Old English words “oxa” and “burh”)
Oxendine English
From an English place name meaning "valley of the oxen", which was derived from Old English oxa "ox" (genitive plural oxena) and denu "valley".
Oxendine Lumbee
The name is a common Lumbee surname. This name was used in the 1700s. This is the surname of Tribal councilman Delton Oxendine as well as Miss Lumbee Laura Oxendine.
Oxenstierna Swedish (Rare)
A notable surname used by an ancient Swedish noble family from Småland dating back to the 13th century. The name means "the ox's forehead". It is a combination of Swedish oxen, a cognate to the English plural of 'ox', and stierna, which is likely derived from German Stirn "forehead", though it is often mistaken for Swedish stjärna "star"... [more]
Øy Norwegian
From Norwegian øy meaning "island".
Oy Khmer, Lao
Khmer and Lao form of Huang, based on Hokkien Oi.
Ōya Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 屋 (ya) meaning "roof, house, shop".
Ōya Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 矢 (ya) meaning "arrow".
Oya Japanese
Variant of Otani.
Oya Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 大屋 (see Ōya).
Oya Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 大矢 (see Ōya).
Oyakawa Japanese
From the Japanese 親 (oya) "parent" and 川 (kawa) "river."
Oyama Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
Oyamada Japanese
O means "small", yama means "mountain", da is a form of ta meaning "field, wilderness, rice paddy".
Oyanagi Japanese
O means "great, big" and yanagi means "willow".
Oyaski English (American)
A surname created by Michael Oyaski (formally Michael O'Yaski). The surname is currently known to only be used by one particular branch of the O'Yaski family tree. The surname means "Dragon Rider of the West" according to members of the Oyaski family.
Ọyáwálé Yoruba, Nigerian
Means "the river goddess came home" in Yoruba.
Oyelowo English (African, Rare)
surname born by British actor David Oyelowo (1976-)
Øyen Norwegian
Means "the island" in Norwegian.
Oyiakwan Akan
Meaning unknown.
Oyinvwi Urhobo
A name from the history of the urhobo culture. It's been noted that the name indicate strength and is the name attached to it. The important vice of the tradition. Leads trivial matters in hope for liberty.
Öz Turkish
Means "core, essence" in Turkish.
Oz Hebrew
From the given name Oz 2.
Oza Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi ओझा or Gujarati ઓઝા (see Ojha).
Ozaka Japanese
"Big, great slope". Variant of Osaka.
Ozaki Japanese
A variant of Osaki. O means "Big" and Zaki means "Peninsula, Cape, Promontory".
Ozaki Japanese
From Japanese 尾 (o) meaning "tail, foot, end" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Özalp Turkish
Comes from Özalp, Van, Turkey
Ožana Czech
Ožana - ožanka (Teucrium) - Osana - OSANNA, OSANKA (german) - HOSANA (hebrew)... [more]
Ozanne Ancient Hebrew
Meaning “save now”.
Ozarovskaya Russian
Feminine form of Ozarovsky (Озаровский)
Ozarovsky Russian
Variant of Azarov (Азаров)
Ozato Japanese
Variant of Osato.
Ozawa Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Özbekoğlu Turkish
Means "son of an Uzbek".
Ozbekov Kyrgyz
Means "son of an Uzbek".
Özcan Turkish
Means "pure soul" in Turkish.
Özçelik Turkish
From Turkish öz meaning "core, essence" and çelik meaning "steel".
Özdemir Turkish
Means "pure iron" from Turkish öz meaning "pure" and demir meaning "iron".
Ozdoev Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush family name, which is derived the old Ingush personal name Ozda used by members of the Ozda teip (clan). The name itself is of disputed origin and meaning, though it is thought to be of non-Nakh, Perso-Arabic origin... [more]