All Submitted Surnames

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Perović Serbian, Montenegrin
Patronymic, meaning "son of Pero".
Perovski Russian
I looked for the meaning of this name, but my searches almost always came up with "Perovskite, the mineral that named after the mineralogist" (there's also "Perovskia, the mint-plant named after a Russian General")... [more]
Perpich English (American)
Americanized spelling of Croatian and Serbian Prpić. Prporuše was a term denoting young girls who, in the dry season, would visit houses in the village and pray for rain.
Perri English
Variant of Perry 1.
Perrie Scottish
Scottish form of Perry 1 and Perry 2.
Perron Spanish
Spanish (Perrón) : probably from an augmentative of perro 'dog'.
Perron French (Quebec)
Probably a diminutive of Pierre.
Persad Indian, Trinidadian Creole
Indo-Trinidadian variant of Prasad.
Persakis Greek
Possibly related to περσικός (persikos), itself from the Ancient Greek Περσίς (Persís) meaning “Persia (today Iran)”.
Persaud Indian (Expatriate), South American, Caribbean
Indo-Guyanese form of Prasad. This is the most common surname in Guyana.
Persen Norwegian
Norwegian form of Persson.
Perseu Italian
Sardinian form of Perseo.
Persia Italian, Spanish
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Persia (modern-day Iran) or some other country with Persian-speaking peoples or a nickname for someone who had visited or traded with one of these countries (see the given name Persis)... [more]
Peršin Croatian, Serbian
From Croatian peršin meaning "parsley," likely referring to a grower or seller.
Peršin Slovene
From given name Perše.
Perske Belarusian, Lithuanian, Jewish
Variant form of Persky. This was the real surname of American actress Lauren Bacall (1924-2014), who was born Betty Joan Perske.
Persky Belarusian, Lithuanian, Jewish
Derived from the village of Pershai in the Valozhyn District of Belarus, or the place named Perki in Lithuania.
Person English
Americanised version of Persson.
Persoon Dutch, Flemish
Derived from Dutch persoon, meaning "person".
Persopoulos Greek
Means "descendant of a Persian" in Greek.
Peru Basque
Derived from the given name Peru.
Peruničić Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Perun". Perun was the Slavic god of lightning.
Peruško Croatian
Habitational name for someone from Peruški, Croatia.
Peruzzi Italian
From the given name Piero.
Pervaiz Urdu
From the given name Parviz.
Pervak Ukrainian, Russian
Derived either from Russian первый (pervy) meaning "first" or directly from colloquial Ukrainian первак (pervak) meaning "firstborn".
Pervez Urdu
From the given name Parviz.
Pervik Estonian
Pervik is an Estonian surname meaning "embankment".
Pesälä Finnish
From Finnish pesä meaning “nest” and the suffix -lä signifying a place.
Pescador Spanish
Means "fisherman, fisher" in Spanish.
Pesci Italian
Variant of Pesce.
Peshlakai Navajo
Derived from the Navajo words béésh "metal" and łigaii "white" meaning “silver”.
Peska Czech
From a pet form of the personal name Pešek
Pessegueiro Portuguese
Means "peach tree" in Portuguese, ultimately from Latin persicum. It indicated a person who lived near or worked with peach trees.
Pessoa Portuguese
From Portuguese pessoa meaning "person."
Pesur Estonian
Pesur is an Estonian surname meaning "washer".
Petaccia Medieval Italian
It is one of the thirteen patrician families of Trieste bearing the comital title, and extinct in 1817.
Peták Czech
Derivative of the personal name Petr, Czech form of Peter.
Petcu Romanian (?)
Possibly a diminutive of Petrescu (child of Peter).
Petek Slovene, Croatian
Derived from petek "Friday".
Peterli German (Swiss)
Derived from the given name Peterli.
Petitjean French
Nickname for a small or little man, or ironically a large or tall man, derived from Old French petit meaning "small, little" combined with the given name Jean 1... [more]
Petito Italian, Judeo-Italian
Nickname for a small person, derived from a dialectal word ultimately from French petit meaning "small, little".
Petke German
German surname derived from a diminutive form for Peter.
Petkevich Russian
Russian form of Piatkievič.
Petkov Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means “son of Petko” in Bulgarian and Macedonian.
Petrakis Greek
Patronymic form of the Greek given name Petros (see Peter).
Petraliphas Greek
The surname is composed of the name Petros and the city Alifa in Campania, Italy. The surname was held by a Byzantine-Italian family in Epirus.
Petranov Bulgarian
From Greek petros meaning "rock" or "stone".
Petras Various
Possibly from the name Petros. Famous bearer of this surname is the German singer Kim Petras (born 1992)
Petre Romanian
From the given name Petre.
Petrelli Italian
From the given name Pietro.
Petrevski Macedonian
Means "son of Petar".
Petri Romanian
Derived from Petre, the Romanian form of Peter.
Petriashvili Georgian
Means "son of Petre".
Petříček Czech
From given name Petr.
Petríček Czech
Derived from a diminutive of Petr.
Petriček Croatian
From given name Petar.
Petričević Croatian, Serbian
A patronymic derived from Petrič, a diminutive of Petar.
Petrides Greek
Alternate transcription of Petridis.
Petridis Greek
Means "son of Petros".
Petrie English
Patronymic surname that was derived from the first name Peter.
Petrillo Italian
From the given name Pietro. A famous user of this name is Sophia Petrillo, one of the main characters on the sitcom, The Golden Girls.
Petrocelli Italian
Pluralized variant of Petrosello, itself a variant of Petrosino.
Petrone Italian
Derived from the given name Pietro.
Petronio Italian
From the given name Petronio.
Petropoulos Greek
Means "son of Petros" in Greek.
Petrosian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Petrosyan.
Petrosino Italian
Habitational name from Petrosino in Trapani, Sicily.
Petrosino Italian
From petrosino "parsley", a southern dialect variant of prezzemolo.
Petrossian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Պետրոսյան (see Petrosyan)
Petrou Greek
Means "son of Petros".
Petrova Bulgarian, Russian
Feminine form of Petrov.
Petrovich Ukrainian, Belarusian
Patronymic from Petro, the Ukrainian form of Peter.
Petru Romanian
From the given name Petru.
Petrucci Italian
From the given name Pietro.
Petruškevičius Lithuanian
Comes from the Lithuanian given name Petras.
Petruškevičiūtė Lithuanian
Feminine form of Petruškevičius. Used by an unmarried woman.
Petryniec Ukrainian
From the given name Peter.
Pett English
The name Pett has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was referred to as Peat. The surname Pett was originally derived from the Old English word which meant a spoiled or pampered child.
Pettai Estonian
Pettai is an Estonian surname derived from "petta" meaning "to be up to mischief".
Pettee French, Scottish, English
Meaning "Petit", a word meaning "small" in French.
Pettie Scottish
Predominantly Scottish form of Petty.
Pettifer English
Nickname for a good infantryman, an old soldier who had lost a foot, or a person who was never tired of walking, derived from Old French pedefer, pied de fer meaning "iron foot".
Pettinati Italian
Diminutive form of Pettinato.
Pettinato Italian
Italian cognate of Peinado.
Pettinger English
English version of Pottinger.
Pettis English
From the possessive or plural form of Middle English pytte, pitte ‘pit’, ‘hollow’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a pit, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Pett in East Sussex.
Petty English, Scottish
Derived from Norman French petit, 'small', thus a nickname for a small or insignificant individual.... [more]
Pettyfer English
Variant spelling of Pettifer. The British actor and model Alex Pettyfer (1990-) is a famous bearer of this surname.
Pétursdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Pétur" in Icelandic.
Pétursson Icelandic
Means "son of Pétur" in Icelandic.
Petzold German
German. Derives from a pet form of a Slavic version of the given name Peter.
Peugeot French
Meaning unknown.
Peureux French
In the war there was a French resistance fighter named Maurice Peureux.
Pevec Croatian
From pevec meaning ''rooster''
Pevensie Literature
Rarely used as a female given name, Pevensie is possibly an invented surname by C.S. Lewis for the Narnia series. It's most famous bearers are- of course- Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie from said series.
Peverelli Italian
Likely an altered form of Poverelli.
Pew Welsh
From Welsh ap Hew or ap Hugh "son of Hugh" (see Pugh). A fictional bearer is Blind Pew, the blind pirate in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' (1883).
Pewterschmidt Popular Culture
Comprised of the English word pewter, which is a metal alloy made mostly of tin, and the German element schmidt 'smith' (see Schmidt). This surname is obviously intended to be of Germanic origin... [more]
Peyron French
Unknown meaning. French surname. Famous bearer of this name is Bruno Peyron and the German princess Louise Peyron (1918-1989).... [more]
Peza Albanian
Myslim Peza, leader of the anti-fascist movement.
Pezarkar Marathi, Hebrew, Jewish
A Bene Israel surname.
Pfannebecker Dutch (Germanized)
The Germanic spelling of the Dutch sername Pannebakker
Pfarr German
From Middle High German pfarr 'district' 'parish' or pfarre(r) 'parish priest', hence an occupational name for a parson.
Pfarrer German
Means "Pastor" in German.
Pfautz German
It was originally given as a nickname for a chubby person.
Pfeffer German, Jewish
Occupational name for a spicer, or a nickname for a person with a fiery temper, for a small man, or for a dark-haired person. Derived from German Pfeffer "pepper".
Pfefferle German
South German diminutive of Pfeffer, and a nickname for a person who sells spices.
Pfeil German
From Middle High German pfil ‘arrow’ (from Latin pilum ‘spike’, ‘javelin’), either a metonymic occupational name for an arrowsmith or possibly a nickname for a tall thin man.
Pflüger German
Occupational name for a Ploughman, literally meaning "Ploughman/Plowman" in German.
Pfotenhauer German
High German, carpenter's and woodworker's main occupation. Actual old German translation is "paw slapper" or "large paw" as in an animal (bear).
Pfuhl German
a topographic name for someone who lived by a swamp or pond, Middle High German phuol.... [more]
Pfund German
metonymic occupational name for a sealer of weights, or for a wholesale merchant, from Middle High German pfunt ‘pound’ (as a measure of weight and a unit of currency).
Pfundt German
Unknown meaning of German origin
Pham Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Phạm.
Phanouvong Lao
From Lao ພານຸ (phanou) meaning "light, sun" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Phanthavong Lao
From Lao ພັນທະ (phantha) meaning "connect, join, tie" or "obligation" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Phantomhive Popular Culture
Created by Yana Toboso for her popular manga series "Black Butler".
Phanuwat Thai (Rare)
From Thai ภาณุ (phanu) meaning "light, Sun" and วัฒน์ (wat), from วัฒน (watthana-) meaning "prosperity, beauty".
Pharamond French
From the given name Pharamond.
Phasee Thai
Means "tax" in Thai.
Phasuk Thai
From Thai ผาสุก (phasuk) meaning "happy, content, comfortable".
Phat Khmer
Means "blow, scatter, disperse"; "paint, color, brush" or "repay" in Khmer.
Phatthanaphanit Thai
From Thai พัฒน (phatthana) meaning "to progress, to develop, to evolve" and พาณิช (phanit) meaning "commerce".
Phénix French (Quebec)
French Canadian variant of Phoenix.
Phenix French (Quebec, Anglicized)
Either (i) an anglicization of French Canadian Phénix, literally "phoenix", probably originally a nickname of now lost import; or (ii) a different form of Fenwick.
Pheonix English
A rare nickname given for someone's appearance of blonde and red hair just as a phoenix has colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet.
Philbert English
From the medieval French male personal name Filibert, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "very bright, very famous".
Philbrick English (British)
English (southeastern): probably a habitational name from Felbrigg in Norfolk named with Old Norse fjǫl “board plank” + Old English brycg “bridge”.... [more]
Philippart Belgian
In the Medieval period, of Ancient Greek origin, derives from philippos, a compound made of philein meaning "to love", and hippos, a horse, hence "lover of horses".
Philippi German (Latinized)
Latinized patronymic derived from the given name Philipp.
Philippou Greek
Alternate transcription of Filippou chiefly used in Cyprus.
Philipson English
Means Son Of Philip
Phillip English
Derived from the given name Philip
Phillipson English
Means "son of Phillip"
Philliskirk English (Rare)
From a 'lost' medieval parish in England or Scotland, named with the Old Norse element kirk meaning 'church' or 'place of worship'.... [more]
Philpot English
English (chiefly southeastern): from the Middle English personal name Philipot/Philpot, a pet form of Philip.
Philson English
Patronymic from Phil, a short form of the personal name Philip.
Phimmasone Lao
From Lao ພິມ (phim) meaning "law, custom, form" and ສອນ (sone) meaning "arrow, weapon".
Phoenix English
From the name of a beautiful immortal bird which appears in Egyptian and Greek mythology. After living for several centuries in the Arabian Desert, it would be consumed by fire and rise from its own ashes, with this cycle repeating every 500 years... [more]
Phóil Irish
Possibly a short form of Mac Phóil or Mac Giolla Phóil.
Pholyiam Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai พลเยี่ยม (see Phonyiam).
Phommachack Lao
From Lao ພົມມະ (phomma) referring to the Hindu god Brahma and ຈັກ (chack) meaning "disk, circle, wheel".
Phommachanh Lao
From Lao ພົມມະ (phomma) referring to the Hindu god Brahma combined with ຈັນ (chanh) meaning "moon".
Phommasone Lao
From Lao ພົມມະ (phomma) referring to the Hindu god Brahma and ສອນ (sone) meaning "arrow, weapon".
Phommavong Lao
From Lao ພົມມະ (phomma) referring to the Hindu god Brahma and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Phommavongsa Lao
From Lao ພົມມະ (phomma) referring to the Hindu god Brahma and ວົງສາ (vongsa) meaning "family".
Phomphakdy Lao
From Lao ພົມ (phom) referring to the Hindu god Brahma and ພັກດີ (phakdy) meaning "loyalty, devotion".
Phomvihane Lao
From Lao ພົມ (phom) referring to the Hindu god Brahma and ວິຫານ (vihane) meaning "temple, sanctuary". A notable bearer was Kaysone Phomvihane (1920-1992), the second president of Laos.
Phonekeo Lao
From Lao ພອນ (phone) meaning "blessing" and ແກ້ວ (keo) meaning "jewel, gem".
Phonesavanh Lao
From Lao ພອນ (phone) meaning "blessing" and ສະຫວັນ (savanh) meaning "heaven".
Phonevilay Lao
From Lao ພອນ (phone) meaning "blessing" and ວິໄລ (vilay) meaning "splendid, beautiful".
Phongsa Lao
Means "lineage, descent" in Lao, ultimately from Sanskrit वंश (vansha).
Phongsavanh Lao
From Lao ພົງ (phong) meaning "family, lineage" and ສະຫວັນ (savanh) meaning "heaven".
Phonlamai Thai
Means "fruit" in Thai.
Phonyiam Thai
From Thai พล (phon) meaning "force, strength, power" and เยี่ยม (yiam) meaning "excellent, outstanding, best".
Phouthavong Lao
Alternate transcription of Lao ພຸດທະວົງ (see Phoutthavong).
Phoutthavong Lao
From Lao ພຸດທະ (phouttha) meaning "Buddha" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Phua Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Pan 2.
Phukuntsi Tswana, Sotho
This surname has multilayered meanings... [more]
Phùng Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Feng from Sino-Vietnamese 馮 (phùng).
Phung Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Phùng.
Phutsa Thai (Rare)
Means "jujube" in Thai.
Phyo Korean (Rare)
Variant transcription of Korean Hangul 표 (see Pyo 1 or Pyo 2).
Pi Chinese, Korean
From Chinese 皮 (pí) meaning "skin, hide, leather".
Piaget French (Swiss)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. This name was borne by Jean Piaget (1896-1980), a Swiss child psychologist noted for his studies of intellectual and cognitive development in children.
Piagnolo Italian (Anglicized, Modern)
It was borrowed from Italian chemist Giovenco Piagnolo
Pian Chinese (Teochew, Rare)
Variant transcription of Chinese (Teochew) 冰 (see Bian 4)
Piana Italian
Topographic name from piana ‘plain’, ‘level ground’, from Latin planus, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word.
Piano Italian
Topographic name for someone who lived on a plain or plateau, Italian piano (Latin planum, from the adjective planus ‘flat’, ‘level’).
Piao Chinese
Chinese transcription of the Korean surname Park 1.
Piatkievič Belarusian
Belarusian Latin spelling of Pyatkevich.
Piatraha Belarusian
Derived from an augmentative form of the Belarusian given name Piotr.
Pica Italian, Catalan
Nickname for a gossipy or garrulous person, from the central-southern Italian word pica ‘magpie’. Compare Picazo.Catalan: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Pica.Catalan: from either pica ‘pointed object’ (weapon, etc.) or a derivative of picar ‘to prick’.
Piccinini Italian
meaning- little one
Piccioni Italian
From Italian piccione, "pigeon".
Piccolo Italian
Nickname from piccolo "small".