All Submitted Surnames

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Rudel English
Derived from the location of Ryedale or Rydal
Rudén Swedish (Rare)
Swedish rud "clearing" (compare Ruud) combined with the common surname suffix -én.
Rudenko Ukrainian
Derived from Ukrainian рудий (rudyy) meaning "red".
Ruderer German
Occupational name meaning "Rower" in German.
Rüdiger German
Derived from the given name Rüidger
Rüdiger German
Derived from the given name Rüdiger.
Rudner German
German: unexplained. Perhaps a variant of Redner.
Rudolf German
From a personal name composed of Old High German hrōd "renown" and wolf "wolf", equivalent to English Ralph. This name is also found in Slovenia.
Rudström Swedish
Combination of Swedish rud "deforested land, clearing" and ström "stream".
Rudyard English
From the location Rudyard (Staffs) which is recorded as Rudegeard in 100 The place-name probably derives from Old English rude "rue" and geard "enclosure yard".
Rudzītis Latvian
Derived from the word rudzi meaning "rye".
Rudzutaka Latvian (Rare)
Rudzutaka is compound from two words first rudzu meaning "rye" and second taka meaning "path". Rudzutaka is femenine form of surname, the masculine form of surname is Rudzutaks. Most famous person with this surname is Jānis Rudzutaks:ānis_Rudzutaks... [more]
Rue French
The name Rue dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Normandy. It is derived from their residence in Normandy. However, the name Ruell is derived from the Old French word ruelle, meaning lane or alley, and indicates that the original bearer lived in such a place... [more]
Rueda Spanish
Derived from the Spanish word "rueda" meaning "wheel."
Ruedig German
Variation of Rudig.
Rueger German
The name was likely first bestowed on someone thought to have the characteristics of a heron as a nickname, eventually becoming a hereditary surname.
Ruelas French
A last name common in Mexico which is believed to have derived from the French word ruelle (or Portuguese word ruela) meaning lane or alley.
Ruesch German (Swiss), Jewish
Swiss/German variant of Rusch. Meaning "shaggy," "bristly," "unkempt," or "quick."
Ruetten German
(Rütten): from a field name, here showing an inflected form from a full name like aus den Rütten ‘from the clearing(s)’ (see Rutten and Reuter 1
Rufaro Shona
It is a form of the Shona name Mufaro.
Ruffalo Italian
Variant spelling of Ruffolo. A famous bearer is American actor Mark Ruffalo (1967-).
Ruffin English
From the medieval French male personal name Ruffin, from Latin Rūfīnus, a derivative of Rūfus (literally "red-haired one")... [more]
Ruffolo Italian
Derived from the given name Ruffo, an Italian form of Rufus.
Rüga Estonian
Rüga is an Estonian surname derived from "rügama" meaning to "toil" and "rügaja" meaning "toiler".
Rugby English
From Rugby, Warwickshire. Originally named *Rocheberie, from Old English *Hrocaburg, 'Hroca's fort', the name was altered due to influence fort Danish settlers, with the second element being replaced with Old Norse byr, 'farm'.... [more]
Ruge German
Nickname from Middle High German ruowe, ruge ‘quiet’, ‘calm’ or Low German rug ‘rough’, ‘crude’.... [more]
Rugeley Anglo-Saxon
A locational surname whose literal meaning is "woodland clearing on or near a ridge", derived from the Old English hrycg meaning "ridge" and leah, meaning "clearing". First recorded as a surname in Staffordshire, England, but refers to a village in Normandy called Rugles.
Rugg English
Nickname for a person associated with the color red, whether through hair color, clothing, or complexion. Accordingly, the name is derived from the Old French word ruge, meaning red.
Ruggero Italian
From the given name Ruggero
Rugh German
A variant of the Alsacian German (and probably Swiss before that) Ruch. Also a variant of the Danish Rügh (not related as far as is known)
Ruhe German
Variant of Ruge. (Rühe) is also a nickname from Rüde ‘hound.’ Habitational name from places named Rühen, Rüden, Rhüden in northern Germany.
Ruhland German
Variation of Rüland.
Ruhr German
Name given to a person who lived near the Ruhr River in Germany.
Ruibal Galician
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the council of Moraña.
Ruisard French (Rare, ?)
Originated as a result of trade between France and the Persian Empires before the Iranian Revolution, probably during the Safavid Dynasty. The surname has its roots in the Persian Riahi surname and the Arabic word رِيح (rīḥ) meaning "wind" and the Persian word “sered” before it was altered to fit French spelling rules.... [more]
Ruiter Dutch
Derived from the Dutch noun ruiter meaning "rider, horseman".
Rukki Estonian
Rukki is an Estonian surname derived from "rukis", meaning "rye"
Ruland German
Medieval form of Roland.
Rule Scottish, English
Scottish name from the lands of Rule in the parish of Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. The derivation is from the River Rule which flows through the area, and is so called from the ancient Welsh word "rhull" meaning "hasty or rushing".... [more]
Rulinskas Lithuanian (Latinized, Rare)
Meaning and origin still unknown.
Rull Estonian
Rull is an Estonian surname meaning "spool" and "roll".
Rumbelow English
Means "person from Rumbelow", the name of various locations in England ("three mounds").
Rumbia Indonesian
Named after the rumbia fruit in Indonesia.
Rumble English
Descended from the personal name Rumbald/Rombold, which is composed of the Germanic elements hrom "fame, glory" and bald "bold, brave".
Rumfelt German, Dutch
Altered spelling of German Romfeld, derived from Middle Low German rüm- meaning "to clear (land)" and feld meaning "open country, field", hence a topographic name or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a person engaged in clearing woodland, or in some cases a habitational name for someone from Romfelt in the Ardennes... [more]
Rumfield German (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Rumfelt.
Rumford English
From the parish of Romford in Essex, England. The name means "the wide ford" from Old English rúm "wide".
Rummel German, Dutch
North German and Dutch: variant of Rommel.... [more]
Rummenigge German
Meaning uncertain. It could possibly be an occupational name for a viticulturist who grew grapes to make wine, a seller or producer of Romanian wine, or a nickname for a person who preferred to drink Romanian wine... [more]
Rummo Estonian
Rummo is an Estonian surname, derived from "rumm" ("rum").
Rumney English
Variant of Romney.
Rump Estonian
Rump is an Estonian surname meaning "dugout" and "punt".
Rumple German
It is derived from Rumbald, an Old German personal name.
Rumpole English
A different form of Rumbold (from the Norman personal name Rumbald, of Germanic origin and probably meaning literally "fame-bold"). A fictional bearer of the surname is Horace Rumpole, the eccentric QC created by John Mortimer (originally for a 1975 television play).
Rumschlag German
This name is possibly a derivative of the German word for "envelope" which is spelled 'Umschlag'.
Rumsfeld German
Variant spelling of Rumfelt. A notable bearer was the American politician, businessman and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (1932-2021).
Runcie English, Scottish
Derived from Latin runcinus, and related to the Old French "roncin", for a horse of little value. Middle English, Rouncy, as in Chaucer's Cantebury Tales.... [more]
Rundell English
Nickname derived from a diminutive of Middle English and Old French rond, rund meaning "fat, round" (see Rounds), or derived from Rundale, a local place in the village and civil parish of Shoreham in Kent, England, named with Old English rum(ig) meaning "roomy, spacious" and dæl meaning "valley".
Rundgren Swedish
Swedish surname with somewhat unclear etymology. The first element is possibly taken from a place named with either of the elements rund and/or run. Rund coincides with the Swedish word for "round", but it is not clear if the element used in this name is derived from that word... [more]
Rundle English
Cornish surname of unknown origin, possibly related to Arundel.
Rundlett French
this is a french word for little wine barrels.
Rundqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish rund "round" and qvist, an archaic spelling of kvist, "twig".
Runds Germanic (Rare)
The Runds surname most likely originated near the Rhine river. It comes from the Proto-Celtic word, rūnā, meaning mystery/mystic. The coat of arms dates back to the middle ages and consists of a black shield with three gold crescent moons... [more]
Rüngas Estonian
Rüngas is an Estonian surname meaning "rock" and "cliff".
Runge German
From the old word "runga", meaning stick or whip
Rungruang Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai รุ่งเรือง (see Rungrueang).
Rungrueang Thai
Means "flourishing, prospering" in Thai.
Rungrueng Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai รุ่งเรือง (see Rungrueang).
Rünk Estonian
Rünk is an Estonian surname meaning "crag" and "rock".
Rünne Estonian
Rünne is an Estonian surname meaning both "attack" and "to make inroads into something".
Runner English (American)
Probably an altered spelling of German Ronner, annoccupational name for a runner or messenger, a lightly armed mounted soldier. Compare Renner. UK The surname Runner was first found in Lancashire. One of the first records of the family was found in the year 1246 when Alan de Runacres held estates in that shire... [more]
Ruosch Romansh
Derived from the given name Ambrosius.
Ruotina Italian
Means "wheel" in Italian. This meant that a bearer of this surname was a wheel maker.
Ruprecht German
From the given name Ruprecht.
Rusakova Russian
Julia Rusakova-Harper was a Russian astronaut for NASA and former wife to Jack Harper in the movie Oblivion (2013). She was played by Olga Kurylenko alongside Jack Harper’s character played by Tom Cruise... [more]
Rusby Scottish, English
Alternative spelling of Busby, a parish in Renfrewshire. A name well represented in the Penistone, and Cawthorne districts of the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Rusch German
Meaning "shaggy," "bristly," "unkempt," or "quick."
Ruschel German
Variant of Rusch
Rusconi Italian
From Italian rusca, "splinter, sliver of wood".
Rush Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruis "descendant of Ros", a personal name perhaps derived from ros "wood". In Connacht it has also been used as a translation of Ó Luachra (see Loughrey).
Rushdie Kashmiri (Rare)
Derived from Arabic رَشَدَ (rašada) meaning "to go the right way, to follow the right course" or "to be well guided" (related to the given names Rashad and Rashid)... [more]
Rushe English, Irish
Variant of Rush
Rushen English
Originally denoted a person who lived near a marsh, noted for its rushes (see Rush). A famous bearer of this surname is the American singer Patrice Rushen (b. 1954).
Rusher German (Americanized)
Americanized version of the German surname Rüscher or Roshcer. Either a topographic name for someone who lived among rushes or an occupational name for someone who created things out of rushes.
Russ Popular Culture
Derived from Kievan Rus, an ancient state that existed in modern-day Russia. It is born by Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves from Warhammer 40,000.
Russi Italian
Variant of Rossi.
Russkikh Russian
Means "Russian" in Russian, probably used as a nickname for a person who lived in a village where the majority of residents were non-Russian.
Rust English, Scottish
A nickname to someone with reddish hair or a ruddy complexion.
Rustemov Kazakh
Means "son of Rustem".
Rustemović Bosnian
Means "son of Rustem".
Ruth English, German (Swiss)
English: from Middle English reuthe ‘pity’ (a derivative of rewen to pity, Old English hreowan) nickname for a charitable person or for a pitiable one. Not related to the given name in this case.... [more]
Ruthven English, Scottish
From the name of a barony in Perthshire, Scotland, which comes from Scottish Gaelic Ruadhainn "Dun uplands".
Rutigliano Italian
From the name of a town located in Bari Province of Apulia, Italy.
Rutledge English, Scottish
Origin unknown
Rutman Jewish, German
1. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of Rothman. ... [more]
Rutmann German
German: see Rutman.
Rutt English, German
English: variant of Root.... [more]
Rutter English
Either (i) "player of the rote (a medieval stringed instrument played by plucking)"; or (ii) from a medieval nickname for a dishonest or untrustworthy person (from Old French routier "robber, mugger")... [more]
Ruuge Estonian
Ruuge is an Estonian surname meaning "pale brown" or "dark blonde" or "sorrel" colored.
Ruus Estonian
Ruus is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "kruus" meaning "mug", "shingle" and "ballast". Possibly derived from "rüüs" meaning "frilled".
Rüüt Estonian
Rüüt is an Estonian surname meaning "golden plover" (Pluvialis apricaria).
Ruut Estonian
Ruut is an Estonian surname meaning "square".
Rüütel Estonian
From the Estonian word rüütel, meaning "knight".
Ruutikainen Finnish
A rare Finnish surname combining the word for gunpowder, "ruuti", and the common surname ending -nen. The 2017 Finnish population register indicates there are 106 Ruutikainens alive in Finland, and some sites estimate there are another ten abroad... [more]
Rüütli Estonian
Rüütli is an Estonian surname, meaning "chivalric".
Ruutopõld Estonian
Ruutopõld is an Estonian surname derived from "ruut (square)" and "põld" ("field").
Ruutsoo Estonian
Ruutsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "square swamp".
Ruutu Estonian
Ruutu is an Estonian surname meaning "diamond".
Ruvolo Italian
From Sicilian ruvolo "sessile oak".
Ružek Czech
It means "rose". Derived from name Ružena.
Ružić Croatian, Serbian
Derived from ruža meaning ''rose''.
Ruzicki Polish
Ruzicki was first found in Polesie, inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. One of the principal names of the area was the royal Clan of Poraj, of which the family name Ruzycki is a branch.
Ryall English
From any of several places in England named from Old English ryge "rye" + hyll "hill".
Ryals English
English occupational surname.
Ryang Korean
North Korean form of Yang.
Ryans English
Variant of Ryan.
Rybacki Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Rybaki, derived from Polish ryba meaning "fish".
Rybak Polish, Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Means "fisherman" in some Slavic languages. Derived from the word ryba "fish". A famous bearer is Byelarusian-Norwegian artist Alexander Rybak (b. 1986) who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009.
Rybakov Russian
Means "son of the fisher" from Russian рыбак (rybak) meaning "fisherman".
Rybalka Ukrainian
Ukrainian surname meaning "fisherman". Derived from ryba "fish".
Rybalkin Russian
Occupational name for a fisherman.
Rybalko Russian, Ukrainian
Occupational name for a fisherman.
Rybarczyk Polish (Modern)
A derivative of polish word 'Rybak' (fisherman)
Rybinski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called 'Rybno'.
Rybkin Russian
From rybka, meaning "little fish".
Rybolovlev Russian
Russian occupational surname of "Fisher"
Rybski Polish
Occupational name for a fisherman.
Rybskyi Ukrainian
Occupational name for a fisherman.
Rycroft English
Derived from Rycroft, in the parish of Birstall, Yorkshire
Rydberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish ryd "woodland clearing" and berg "mountain". Notable bearers are author and poet Viktor Rydberg (1828-1895) and physicist Johannes Rydberg (1854-1919).
Rydell Swedish
Combination of Swedish ryd "woodland clearing" and the common surname suffix -ell.
Rydell English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Riddell.
Rydén Swedish
Combination of Swedish ryd "woodland clearing" and the common surname suffix -én.
Rydinger Swedish (Rare)
Either a combination of Swedish ryd "woodland clearing" and the common surname suffix -ing "belonging to, coming from" (compare Norling), a variant of Ryding, or a Swedish form of German Rüdinger.
Ryen Norwegian
Habitational name from any of more than ten farmsteads, originally named with Old Norse rugr ‘rye’ + vin ‘meadow’.
Ryerson English (American)
Americanized spelling of Swedish Reierson or of any of its cognates, for example Dutch Ryerse, Ryersen or Norwegian and Danish Reiersen.
Ryharovič Belarusian
Means "son of Ryhor".
Ryle English
Habitational name from Royle in Lancashire (see Royle).
Rylo English
Variant of the surname Rilo.
Rymer English
Occupational name for a poet.
Ryne German (Swiss)
Respelling of Swiss German Rhyn, a topographic name for someone living on the Rhine river, Middle High German Rin.
Rynearson German, German (Swiss)
Derived from the Rhine River.
Ryś Polish
Means "Lynx" in Polish.
Ryšavý Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak last name meaning "red-haired".
Ryser English
Variant of Reiser based on the English word riser.
Ryslink Czech (Rare)
Czech spelling or interpretation of an Irish (I think) name. First introduced in 1620 at the beginning of the 30 Years War at White Mountain near Prague, CZ when an Irish (I think) soldier fathered a Czech son... [more]
Ryuen Japanese (Rare)
龍 (Ryuu) means "Dragon" and 円 (En) means "Circle, Round". En also can also mean "Garden" in this surname. ... [more]
Ryūfuku Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 竜福 (Ryūfuku), a clipping of 竜福寺 (Ryūfukuji), a former temple that was located possibly somewhere in the prefecture of Tochigi in Japan.... [more]
Ryūfuku Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 龍福 (Ryūfuku), a clipping of 龍福寺 (Ryūfukuji) meaning "Ryūfuku Temple", a former temple in the division of Shiji in the area of Shiraki in the ward of Asakita in the city of Hiroshima in the prefecture of Hiroshima in Japan.
Ryufuku Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 竜福 or 龍福 (see Ryūfuku 1 or Ryūfuku 2).
Ryuhfuku Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 竜福 or 龍福 (see Ryūfuku 1 or Ryūfuku 2).
Ryūjin Japanese
It means "Dragon God" or "Dragon King". Using the kanjis 龍 (ryuu, ryou, tatsu) meaning "dragon", and 神 (kami, jin or shin) meaning "god". It can be read as Tatsugami as well.
Ryuk Korean
North Korean form of Yuk.
Ryumine Japanese
竜/龍 (Ryu) means "Dragon, Imperial" and 嶺,峰,峯 (Mine) means "Peak, Summit, Mountaintop".
Ryusaki Japanese
Ryu means "dragon" or "imperial" and Saki means "peninsula".
Ryuuen Japanese
Most common transcription of Ryuen, meaning "dragon garden".
Ryuufuku Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 竜福 or 龍福 (see Ryūfuku 1 or Ryūfuku 2).
Ryūzaki Japanese
From Japanese 竜, 龍 (ryū) meaning "dragon" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula". One bearer of this surname was actor Katsu Ryūzaki (竜崎 勝, 1940–1984), born Fumiaki Takashima (高島 史旭).
Ryūzono Japanese (Rare)
Means "dragon garden" in Japanese.
Ryuzono Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Ryūzono.
Ryzhkov Russian
From ryzhko, meaning "red".
Rzasa Polish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a pond where duckweed grew, from Polish rzasa ‘duckweed’.
Rzayev Azerbaijani
Means "son of Rza".
Rzazadə Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Rezazadeh.
Rzepka Polish
from rzepka, diminutive of rzepa ‘turnip’, either a nickname or a metonymic occupational name for a peasant who grew root vegetables.
Rzewuski Polish
It indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Rzewuszki.
Rzonca Polish
Nickname from Polish dialect rzonca, standard Polish rzodca ‘land steward’.
Rzucidlo Polish
Nickname for an eager or ebullient person from a derivative of rzucic ‘to throw’, ‘to throw oneself at someone’.
Rzymski Polish
Derived from a place named ryzm "Rome". Denoting for someone from Rome.
Sa Korean
There are three Chinese characters associated with this surname. Two of these are extremely rare and are not treated here. The remaining Sa surname is also quite unusual. There are two distinct clans, one of Kyŏngsang South Province’s Kŏch’ang County and the other originating with a refugee from Ming China who came to Korea near the end of the Koryŏ period (ad 918–1392).
Portuguese, Galician
Variant spelling of Saa, a habitational name from any of the numerous places named Saa, mainly in northern Portugal and Galicia.
Saa Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named Saa, mainly in northern Portugal and Galicia.
Saadaoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Sa'd" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
Saadat Persian
Means "happiness" in Persian, ultimately from Arabic سعادة (sa'adah).
Saadatmand Persian
Means "happy, auspicious, blissful" in Persian.
Saadiq Pakistani
Rare variant of Sadiq.
Saadoune Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "help", "luck" and "support".
Saag Estonian
Saag is an Estonian surname meaning "saw".
Saagpakk Estonian
Saagpakk is an Estonian surname meaning "saw log".
Saal Estonian
Saal is an Estonian surname meaning "hall".
Saame Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 左雨 (see Sasame).
Saara Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 茶新 (see Chashin).
Saarejõe Estonian
Saarejõe is an Estonian surname meaning "island river".
Saareke Estonian
Saareke is an Estonian surname meaning "islet".
Saarela Estonian
Saarela is an Estonian surname meaning "island area".
Saaremaa Estonian
Derived from "Saaremaa" a city in Estonia.
Saaremäe Estonian
Saaremäe is an Estonian surname meaning "island hill/mountain".
Saarepera Estonian
Saarepera is an Estonian surname meaning "island folk".
Saarepuu Estonian
Saarepuu is an Estonian surname meaning "ash tree" (Fraxinus).
Saarestik Estonian
Saarestik is an Estonian surname meaning "archipelago".
Saarik Estonian
Saarik is an Estonian surname meaning "ash tree stand".
Saarkoppel Estonian
Saarkoppel is an Estonian surname meaning "island paddock".
Saarma Estonian
Saarma is an Estonian surname derived from "saarmas", meaning "otter".
Saarmaa Estonian
Saarmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "island land".
Saarniit Estonian
Saarniit is an Estonian surname meaning "island meadow".
Saaroja Estonian
Saaroja is an Estonian surname meaning "island stream".
Saarpuu Estonian
Saarpuu is an Estonian surname meaning "ash tree".
Saarsalu Estonian
Saarsalu is an Estonian surname meaning "island grove".
Saarsoo Estonian
Saarsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "island swamp".
Sääsk Estonian
Sääsk is an Estonian surname meaning "midge" and "gnat".
Saat Estonian
Saat is an Estonian surname derived from "saatja", meaning "sender", "addresser", "guard" and "porter".
Saavedra Spanish
Derived from the place-name Saavedra and therefore signifies "descendant or son of one from Saavedra". The place-name Saavedra is located in the north western province of Lugo in Galicia, Spain and is believed to be derived from the elements "Saa" meaning "Hall" and "Vedra" (feminine) meaning "Old".
Saba French, Occitan
Nickname from a variant of Occitan sabe meaning "tasty, flavorsome". Compare Sabourin.
Saba Arabic
From the given name Saba or Sabah.
Sabado Spanish (Philippines)
From Spanish sábado meaning “Sabbath, Saturday”.
Sabagh Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic صباغ (see Sabbagh).
Sabah Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Turkish
From the given name Sabah.
Sabashvili Georgian
Means "son of Saba".
Sàbat Catalan
From a nickname or personal name bestowed on someone born on a Saturday, which was considered a good omen (Late Latin sabbatum, Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew shabat "Sabbath").
Sabat Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazi) ornamental name from German Sabbat "Sabbath".
Sabat French
Nickname for a noisy, rowdy person, from Middle French sab(b)at "noise", "racket".
Sabatier French
Meaning "cobbler, shoemaker".
Sabatini Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Sabatino.
Sabatino Italian
From the given name Sabatino.
Sabato Italian
From sabato "Saturday".
Sabba Russian (Anglicized)
From the given name Sabba.