All Submitted Surnames

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Shim Korean
Alternate transcription of Sim.
Shima Japanese
From Japanese 島 (shima) meaning "island".
Shimadzu Japanese
Variant transcription of Shimazu.
Shimamori Japanese
Shima (島) means "island", mori (森) means "forest"
Shimamoto Japanese
From Japanese 島 (shima) meaning "island" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Shimaoka Japanese
島 (Shima) means "jsland", 岡 (oka) means "ridge, hill".
Shimazaki Japanese
From Japanese 島 (shima) meaning "island" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Shimazu Japanese
From Japanese 島 (shima) meaning "island" and 津 (zu) meaning "harbor".
Shime Japanese
This surname is used as 七五三, 志免 or 志馬 with 七 (shichi, nana, nana.tsu, nano, shi) meaning "seven", 五 (go, itsu, itsu.tsu, me) meaning "five", 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three", 志 (shi, kokorozashi,, shiringu) meaning "aspire, hopes, intention, motive, plan, resolve, shilling", 免 (men, manuka.reru, manuga.reru, me) meaning "dismissal, excuse" and 馬 (ba, uma, -uma, ma, me) meaning "horse."... [more]
Shimmel Yiddish
From the given name Shimmel, a Yiddish diminutive of Shimon.
Shimoda Japanese
From Japanese 下 (shimo) meaning "below, down, under" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Shimoji Okinawan (Rare)
Comes from the island in Okinawa, Japan, called Shimoji. The combination of Kanji characters are 下 meaning "down, below", and 地 meaning "place, territory".
Shimokawa Japanese
From Japanese 下 (shimo) meaning "below, down, under" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Shimomura Japanese
From Japanese 下 (shimo) meaning "below, down, under" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Shimonari Japanese
From 下 (shimo) meaning "below," "under" and 成 (naru) meaning "to become."
Shimono Japanese
From Japanese 下 (shimo) meaning "under, below" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Shimooka Japanese
Shimo means "Under, Below" and Oka means "Ridge, Hill". A notable bearer is Renjo Shimooka, who was a professional photographer.
Shimotsuki Japanese (Rare, ?)
霜 (Shimo) means "hoar, frost" and 月 (Tsuki) means "Month, Moon". This is the traditional Japanese name for "November". It is beared by Haruka Shimotsuki, doujin composer and singer.
Shimoyama Japanese
Shimo means "under, below" and yama means "mountain". ... [more]
Shimura Japanese
From Japanese 志 (shi) meaning "will, purpose" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Shin Korean
Korean form of Shen, from Sino-Korean 申 (sin).
Shinde Indian, Marathi
Meaning unknown; this was also the name of a Indian dynasty from Maharashtra.
Shinden Japanese
See Arata,this is simply the formal pronunciation.
Shindō Japanese
From Japanese 新 (shin) meaning "new", 進 (shin) meaning "advance, progress", 信 (shin) meaning "trust, faith", or 真 (shin) meaning "truth, reality" combined with 藤 (dō) meaning "wisteria" or 堂 (dō) meaning "temple, shrine".
Shingler English
An occupational name for someone who laid wooden tiles, or shingles on roofs, from an agent derivative of Middle English schingle ‘shingle’. ... [more]
Shinkai Japanese
From Japanese 新 (shin) meaning "new" and 海 (kai) meaning "sea, ocean".
Shinmar Ancient Hebrew (Hellenized, Archaic, ?)
'Shin'; literally translated as 'god', 'crown'. 'Mar'; Hebrew translation for 'master'. Used by Ancient Hebrew descendants/Jews still existing in Middle East & India. Also a city that exists in West Punjab with majority Hebrew/Jews & synagogues.... [more]
Shinn English
Metonymic occupational name for a Skinner, from Old English scinn, Middle English shin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’. In Middle English this word was replaced by the Norse equivalent, skinn.
Shinobu Japanese
Shinobu is a Japanese name meaning "recall" or "endurance."
Shinosaki Japanese
Shino means "bamboo" and saki means "cape, peninsula".
Shinozuka Japanese
From Japanese 篠 (shino) meaning "dwarf bamboo" and 塚 (tsuka) meaning "hillock, mound".
Shinso Japanese
From Japanese 心 (shin) meaning "heart, mind" and 操 (so, sou, sō) meaning "manipulate, operate"
Shinwari Pashto
Perhaps from Shinwar, the name of a Pashtun-inhabited district in Afghanistan. The Shinwari are a Pashtun tribe found in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Shinyama Japanese
Means "New Mountain".... [more]
Shio Japanese (Rare)
Shio means "Salt". It's one of the rarest Japanese surnames that databases have compiled.
Shioda Japanese
From Japanese 塩 (shio) meaning "salt" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Shiokawa Japanese
Shio means "Salt, Tide" and Kawa means "River, Stream."
Shiomi Japanese
From Japanese 汐 (shio) meaning "salt, tide, opportunity" and 見 (mi) meaning "sight".
Shiotani Japanese
From Japanese 塩 (shio) meaning "salt" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
Shiozaki Japanese
From Japanese 塩 (shio) meaning "salt" and 崎 (saki) meaning "peninsula, cape".
Shiozawa Japanese
From Japanese 塩 (shio) meaning "salt" and 沢 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Ship English
This unusual name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and is an occupational surname for "a mariner", or perhaps, occasionally a "ship or boat-builder". The derivation of the name is from the Olde English pre 7th Century scip, ship, in Middle English schip
Shipley English (Rare)
English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Northumberland, Shropshire, Sussex, and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English sceap, scip ‘sheep’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.
Shipman English
Occupational name for a mariner, or occasionally perhaps for a boatbuilder, from Middle English "schipman". One notable person is known evildoer Harold Shipman. He was an English general practitioner who is believed to be one of the most prolific serial killers in modern history.
Shipton English
From Old English scip "sheep", and tun "enclosure; settlement".
Shipwright English
Occupational name for a ship builder.
Shirai Japanese
Means "Purple Thunder". From Japanese 紫 (shi) meaning "purple" and 雷 (rai) meaning "thunder". Notable bearers are joshi wrestlers Mio Shirai and Io Shirai.
Shirako Japanese
Meaning "white child".
Shiramizu Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 水 (mizu) meaning "water".
Shirasaki Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Shiratō Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 藤 (tō) meaning "wisteria".
Shirogane Japanese (Rare)
Shirogane typically spelt "白銀" ... [more]
Shiromori Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shiro) combined with 森 (mori) meaning forest. Other kanji combinations are possible.
Shirzadi Persian
From the given name Shirzad.
Shirzai Pashto
Means "son of Sher".
Shishani Chechen (Expatriate), Arabic
Means "Chechen" in Arabic. This name is primarily used by Chechens living in the Arab world.
Shishido Japanese
Japanese: habitational name taken from a district in Hitachi (now Ibaraki prefecture), written with a variant character for ‘flesh’ and ‘door’. It is found mostly in northeastern Japan.
Shishigami Japanese
A Japanese surname meaning "deer god".
Shishima Japanese
I don't know the history of this last name. I saw it in a magazine somewhere...
Shishkin Russian
From Russian шишка (shishka) meaning "cone, pinecone".
Shitara Japanese
From Japanese 設 (shita) meaning "establish" and 楽 (ra) meaning "comfort".
Shitu Nigerian
Related to Shittu.
Shiu Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Shao.
Shivaza Dungan
Derived from Chinese 十娃子 (shí wázǐ) manning "the tenth child". A notable bearer was Iasyr Shivaza (1906-1988), a Soviet Dungan poet.
Shivers Irish
Irish variant of Chivers.
Shlomov Jewish, Russian
Means "son of Shlomo".
Shlyukhin Russian
Derived from Russian шлюха (shlyukha) meaning "slut, whore".
Shmelev Russian
From a bumble, which is "шмель" in Russian
Shmidt Russian
Russian form of Schmidt.
Shnayderman Yiddish
It literally means "snitherman".
Sho Japanese
Japanese name meaning "to fly/soar" or "wind instrument".
Shoaf American
Origin is unknown but it is the surname of American Rachel Shoaf who is a convicted murderer.
Shoaib Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Shoaib.
Shoat English (American)
Variant of Choate
Shockley English
(i) perhaps "person from Shocklach", Cheshire ("boggy stream infested with evil spirits"); (ii) perhaps an anglicization of Swiss German Schoechli, literally "person who lives by the little barn"
Shoen German (Anglicized), Jewish
Americanized spelling of German or Ashkenazic Jewish Schön or Schoen.
Shoham Hebrew
Means "onyx" in Hebrew.
Shojaee Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian شجاعی (see Shojaei).
Shojaei Persian
Derived from Persian شجاع (shoja) meaning "brave, courageous".
Shōji Japanese
From Japanese 庄 (shō) meaning "manor, villa" and 司 (ji) meaning "officer, boss".
Shoji Japanese
From the Japanese 庄 (sho) "level" and 司 (shi or ji) "director," "official."
Shoji Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese 庄司 (see Shōji).
Shokry Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Shukri.
Shokutsu Japanese
From Japanese 食 (shoku) meaning food and 通 (tsu) meaning "connoisseur".
Sholom Russian
Derived from Old Russian шолом (sholom) meaning "helmet".
Shomurodov Uzbek
Means "son of Shomurod".
Shopa Ukrainian
Jewish, found in Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine. Native spelling is Шопа.
Shore English
From the Old English word scora meaning "the land along the edge of an ocean, sea, lake, or river; a coast."
Shortall English
The ancient history of the name Shortall began soon after 1066 when the Norman Conquest of England occurred. It was a name given to a stocky or short-necked person which was in turn derived from the Anglo-Saxon word scorkhals meaning a person with a short neck.
Shoshan Jewish
Means "lily" in Hebrew.
Shostakovich Russian
Last name of the Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich.
Shotadze Georgian
Means "son of Shota".
Shotashvili Georgian
Means "son of Shota".
Shouyu Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Shoyu.
Shovkhalov Chechen
Chechen surname of unknown meaning.
Shovkhalova Chechen
Feminine transcription of Chechen Шовхалов (see Shovkhalov).
Shoyu Japanese (Rare)
Shoyu is made up of two kanji that literally means "soy sauce".
Shōzō Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 宗 (shuu, sou, mune) meaning "origin, religion, sect" and 像 (zou) meaning "figure, image, picture, portrait, statue."... [more]
Shpigl Yiddish
Yiddish form of Spiegel.
Shpilbarg Yiddish
Yiddish form of Spielberg.
Shramko Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian
Derived from East Slavic шрам (shram) meaning "scar, cicatrix".
Shrapnel English
A different form of Carbonell. Shrapnel (i.e. metal balls or fragments that are scattered when a bomb, shell or bullet explodes) is named after General Henry Shrapnel (1761-1842), a British artillery officer who during the Peninsular War invented a shell that produced that effect.
Shrestha Nepali
Means "excellent" in Nepali, ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (shreshtha) meaning "best, most excellent".
Shreve English
Altered English variant of Sheriff. In some cases, this surname may have arisen from a nickname.
Shreves English
Variant form of Shreve.
Shrewsbury English
From Shrewsbury, a market town and the county town of Shropshire, England, derived from Old English scrobb meaning "scrub, brushwood" and burg meaning "fortified place".
Shrimpton English
Probably referring to the unknown "Estate of Shrimp"
Shrivastav Indian, Hindi
Short form of Sanskrit श्रीवास्तव्य (shrivastavya) meaning "abode of wealth", itself from श्री (shri) meaning "diffusing light, radiance, splendour, beauty, wealth, prosperity" and वास्तव्य (vastavya) meaning "residence, abode, dwelling, inhabiting".
Shrivastava Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Shrivastav.
Shroff Indian, Hindi, Gujarati, Arabic, Urdu, Indian (Parsi)
Originally an occupational name for a cashier, money changer or banker, derived from Gujarati સરાફ (saraf) meaning "bullion merchant", itself ultimately derived from Arabic صراف (sarraf) meaning "teller".
Shropshire English
Regional name from the county of Shropshire, on the western border of England with Wales.
Shrout German
This surname is related to the German surname Schroder which means cut as in a wood cutter etc.
Shtayyeh Arabic
Meaning unknown.
Shteyn Yiddish
Yiddish form of Stein.
Shteynfeld Yiddish
It means "stone field".
Shteynhoyz Yiddish
It literally means "stonehouse".
Shu Chinese
From Chinese 舒 (shū) referring to the ancient state of Shu, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Anhui province.
Shū Chinese (Japanized)
Japanese transcription of Xi or Zhou.
Shuaib Arabic
From the given name Shuaib.
Shubin Russian
Derived from Russian шуба (shuba) meaning "fur coat".
Shuck English
Origin uncertain; perhaps a nickname from Middle English schucke "devil, fiend".
Shue German (Anglicized), Jewish (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Schuh or Schue. A famous bearer of this name is the American actress Elisabeth Shue (1963-).
Shue Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Xu 1, Xu 2 or Xue.
Shufflebottom English
Meaning: "From a sheep valley"
Shukla Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit शुक्ल (shukla) meaning "white, bright, pure".
Shukri Arabic
From the given name Shukri.
Shukurov Uzbek
Means "son of Shukur" in Uzbek.
Shull German
Derivative of Scholl
Shulman Jewish
It is a Jewish-Polish surname that first appeared around 1090. It means Rabai, Gabbai, or Shamash. These are occupations that take place in a Shul-Synagogue. Shul is the Yiddish word for Synagogue. The name litterally means 'man that goes to the Synagogue'.
Shults Jewish (Anglicized, Rare)
The name Shults comes from one of those ancient dukedoms, territories and states that would eventually form a part of present day Germany. At its birth in the Middle Ages, it was used to indicate someone who worked as a town-mayor derived from the medieval name "Schultheis" which has the same meaning.... [more]
Shultz German (Americanized)
Americanized spelling of German Schultz , or a variant spelling of the Jewish name.
Shum Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Shen.
Shum Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Cen.
Shurgot Polish, English (American)
Americanized spelling of Szurgot.
Shuster English
Variant of German Schuster or Slovenian Šuster, both meaning "shoemaker".
Shvartsebord Yiddish
It literally means "black beard".
Shvedov Russian
From Russian швед (shved) meaning "Swede, Swedish person".
Shvedova Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Шведов (see Shvedov).
Shvetsov Russian, Ukrainian
Means "son of a cobbler" or "shoemaker" in Russian or Ukrainian.
Shvydko Ukrainian, Russian
Derived from Ukrainian швидкий (shvydky) meaning "fast, quick".
Shvydkoy Ukrainian, Russian
Derived from Ukrainian швидкий (shvydky) meaning "fast, quick".
Shvydky Ukrainian
Derived from Ukrainian швидкий (shvydky) meaning "fast, quick".
Shwets Ukrainian
Variant of Shwetz
Shy English (American)
Americanization of Schei.
Shyamalan Indian (Rare), Malayalam (Rare)
Derived from the given name Shyamal or Shyama. This is the surname of Manoj "M... [more]
Si Chinese
From Chinese 司 (sī) meaning "to take charge of, to control, to manage" or "officer, official".
Sia Chinese
Variant of Xie.
Sialm Romansh
Derived from a short form of the given name Anselm.
Siam Thai
From Siam, a historical name for Thailand.
Siamak Belarusian
Belarusian Latin spelling of Syamak.
Siân Welsh
Either a variant of Siôn or taken directly from the name Siân
Siarhun Belarusian
Derived from the Belarusian given name Siarhiej.
Siason Filipino
From Hokkien 謝孫 (siā-sun), derived from 謝 (siā) meaning "refuse, decline" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild".