All Submitted Surnames

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Wurdemann German (Rare)
This is a German surname, also spelled WÜRDEMANN (original) and often rendered as WUERDEMANN in English. It come from the German "würde", "dignity" or "honor" and "mann", meaning "man" or "person".... [more]
Wurnig German
German origin from the place name am Virgen originally meaning a person from the town of Virgen in Tyrol. Construed as a family name in 1501.
Wurst German
Variant of Wurster.
Wurster German
Derived from German Wurst (Middle High German wurst) "sausage" and thus either denoted a butcher who specialized in the production of sausages, or was used as a nickname for a plump person or someone who was particularly fond of sausages.
Wurðingtun English
Habitational name from places in Lancashire and Leicestershire named Worthington; both may have originally been named in Old English as Wurðingtun "settlement (Old English tun) associated with Wurð", but it is also possible that the first element was Old English worðign, a derivative of worð ‘enclosure’.
Württemberg German
Württemberg is an historical German territory. Together with Baden and Hohenzollern, two other historical territories, it now forms the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg.
Wurtz German
A metonymic occupational name for a greengrocer or grower or seller of herbs, from Middle High German würz, meaning ‘herb’.
Wurz German
Variant of Wurtz
Wuttke German
Originally denoted a person from Wutike, a district near the town of Neuruppin in Brandenburg, Germany.
Wyandt German
Americanized form of German WIEGAND... [more]
Wycherley English
Derived from a place name apparently meaning "elm-wood clearing" from Old English wice and leah. A famous bearer was the dramatist William Wycherley (1640-1715).
Wyckoff Dutch
name for someone living at the main farm in a district, from Dutch wijk ‘district’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’.
Wyckoff East Frisian (Rare)
The North Germanic meaning is "settlement on a bay," as in the cognate Viking (Viking is derived from Old Norse vík "bay").
Wyeth English
May come either from the Old English word "withig" meaning "willow" or from Guyat, a pet form of the Old French given name Guy. Probably unrelated to Wyatt.
Wykes Anglo-Saxon
From the Old English wic, roughly meaning "farm." The plural form is a patronymic of which is "son of Wic."... [more]
Wylde English (British)
It is a nickname for a person who was of wild or undisciplined character. Looking back even further, the name was originally derived from the Old English word "wilde," meaning "untamed" or "uncivilized."... [more]
Wylden English
Variant of Wilden.
Wyler English
English: variant of Wheeler or a respelling of Jewish Weiler.
Wylie Medieval English
It is of locational origin, and derives from the places called Willey in the counties of Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Devonshire and Surrey.
Wymer English
Either (i) from the medieval male personal name Wymer (from Old English Wīgmǣr, literally "war-famous"); or (ii) from the Old Breton male personal name Wiumarch, literally "worthy-horse".
Wyn Welsh, English
English: from the Old English personal name and byname Wine meaning ‘friend’, in part a short form of various compound names with this first element. Welsh: variant of Gwynn.
Wynd Scottish, Irish
Scotland or Ireland not sure of original origin. There was a childe Wynd some type of royal who slayed a dragon type thing worm or something and a Henery Wynd who was a mercenary in a battle at north inch in Scotland
Wynn Welsh, English
The surname Wynn ,(also spelled Winn, and Gwynn), is derived from the Welsh element, Gwynn, which can loosely be translated as "white" or "fair". It features in the name of the North Welsh kingdom of Gwynedd, (meaning "white head" or "white land")... [more]
Wynnman English (British)
as Wimbledon is said to be rooted in words that mean "Wynnman's Hill," I searched and the closest results indicated that 'Wynnman' must mean 'Heir of Wynn'
Wynter English
Variant of Winter.
Wyoming English (American)
From the name of the US state.
Wysokiński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Wysokin.
Wyss English
Nickname for someone with pale or white skin.
Wyszyński Polish
It indicates familial origin within any of several Podlachian villages named ''Wyszonki''.
Xaibree American
xaibree was a name my mother made up originally to be spelled xaybry til my mothers sister and my father decided to spell it differenatly . xaibree was also going to be my oldest sisters name but my mother decided at the last minute to name her jaiden
Xəlilov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Xəlil".
Xầm Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 諶 (Chén) meaning "Faithful".
Xander German
From a short form of the personal name Alexander.
Xanders German
Variant of Xander.
Xanthopoulou Greek
Feminine transcription of Greek Ξανθόπουλος (see Xanthopoulos).
Xavier English, French
Derived from the Basque place name Etxaberri meaning "the new house". This was the surname of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552). He was a missionary to India, Japan, China, and other areas in East Asia, and he is the patron saint of the Orient and missionaries.
Xavierson English (Rare)
Means “son of Xavier”.
Xayachack Thai (Rare)
Meaning unknown.
Xayavong Lao
Alternate transcription of Sayavong.
Xenakis Greek
Feminine form is Xenaki.
Xenos Ancient Greek
From Greek xenos ‘stranger’, ‘newcomer’ (equivalent to English Newman), or short for a composite name such as Xenocostas ‘Costas the newcomer’.
Xerri Maltese
Variant of Scerri.
Xi Chinese
From Chinese 习 (xí) referring to an ancient territory named Xi, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in the Qin state in what is now Shangxian County, Shaanxi province. A notable berarer is Xi Jinping (1953-), the current president of China.
Xia Chinese
From Chinese 夏 (xià) referring to the Xia dynasty, the first dynasty in Chinese history that is believed to have existed from 2070 to 1600 BC. According to legend, this name was adopted by the descendants of Yu the Great (who was also known as Xia Yu), a legendary king who supposedly founded the Xia dynasty.
Xiang Chinese
From Chinese 向 (xiàng) referring to the ancient state of Xiang, which existed during the Spring and Autumn period in what is now the Shandong province.
Xiao Chinese (Wu)
From the name of a fiefdom or territory called Xiao (in present-day Anhui province) that existed during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). A descendant of the ruler of the state of Song was granted this fiefdom and subsequently his descendants adopted the place name as their surname.
Xie Chinese
Meaning "wrong, evil".
Xin Chinese
From the name of a state of Xin that existed during the Xia dynasty. King Qi (2197–2188 bc) granted this state to one of his sons, whose descendants adopted a modified form of the character for Xin as their surname.
Xing Chinese
From the name of an area called Xing, which existed during in the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). Descendants of the ruling family of this area adopted Xing as their surname. Another account of the origin derives it from an area named Pingxing.
Xiong Chinese
From Chinese 熊 (xióng) meaning "bear".
Xiphias Greek
Meaning Swordsfish
Xirivella Catalan (Valencian)
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Xisto Portuguese
Means "schist" or "shale" in Portuguese. Can also be found in Brazil.
Xue Chinese
From the area of Xue, in present-day Shandong province. During the Xia dynasty (2205–1766 bc) an official with the title ‘chief of carts’ was granted this area. Much later, in the state of Qi during the Warring States period (403–221 bc) the same area was granted to a prince... [more]
Xuereb Maltese
Possibly means "noble", of Semitic origin transmitted to Central Europe. Alternatively, it may be derived from Arabic شَارِب (šārib) meaning "drinker, drinking" or "moustache", used as a nickname for an alcoholic or someone with distinctive facial hair.
Xūwáng Chinese
A Chinese surname taken from combining 須 (xū) meaning "must, necessary" with 王 (wáng) meaning "king, monarch". It is the Chinese reading of the Japanese surname Suō.
Ya Japanese
From Japanese ya, meaning "night". Note that other kanji interpretations and meanings could be possible.
Yabe Japanese
From the Japanese 矢 (ya) "arrow" and 部 (be) "region," "division," "part."
Yaben Basque
It means under the rushes or bracken.
Yablokov Russian
From Russian яблоко (yabloko) meaning "apple", used as a nickname for a ruddy person or a gardener who received a plentiful harvest.
Yabsley English
It is believed to be a derived spelling of Abboldesi, a place now more commonly known as Abbotsley or Abbotsleigh. However, the original surname had nothing to do with "Abbots" in any spelling, and derives from to the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Eadbeald" meaning "Prosperity-bold".
Yabuki Japanese
A famous bearier of this surname, Nako Yabuki from IZONE.
Yabusaki Japanese
From the Japanese 八 (ya) meaning "eight", 武 (bu) which was a traditional unit of measurement approximately equal to 90 centimeters, and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Yacob Amharic
From the given name Yacob.
Yacoob Arabic
From the given name Yaqub.
Yacoub Arabic
From the given name Yaqub.
Yada Japanese
From the Japanese 矢 (ya) "arrow" and 田 (da or ta) "rice paddy."
Yadav Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Nepali
From Sanskrit यादव (yadava) meaning "descendant of Yadu", Yadu being a legendary king in Hindu mythology who was believed to be an ancestor of Krishna.
Yaeger German
Yaeger is a relatively uncommon American surname, most likely a transcription of the common German surname "Jaeger/Jäger" (hunter). The spelling was changed to become phonetic because standard English does not utilize the umlaut.
Yafai Arabic
Meaning unknown.
Yagami Japanese
From Japanese 八 (ya) meaning "eight" and 神 (kami) meaning "god".
Yager German
Americanized form of JÄGER, meaning "hunter."
Yagi Japanese
This can also be read as Yanagi meaning "Willow".
Yagira Japanese
From Japanese 柳 (yagi) meaning "willow" combined with 楽 (ra) meaning "music, comfort, ease".
Yaguchi Japanese
From Japanese 矢 (ya) meaning "arrow" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth"
Yahia Arabic
From the given name Yahya.
Yahiaoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Yahya.
Yahya Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Yahya.
Yahyaoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Yahya.
Yakhin Bashkir, Tatar
From the given name Yakhya.
Yakimov Russian
Means "Son of Yakim".
Yakobashvili Georgian, Jewish
Alternate transcription of Iakobashvili chiefly used by Georgian Jews.
Yakovenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Yakov.
Yakovleva Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Яковлев (see Yakovlev).
Yakubovich Russian, Belarusian
Derived from the given name Yakub.
Yakumo Japanese (Rare)
This surname combines 八 (hachi, ya, ya'.tsu, ya.tsu, you) meaning "eight", 耶 (ja, ya, ka) meaning "question mark" or 家 (ka, ke, ie, uchi, ya) meaning "expert, family, home, house, performer, professional" with 雲 (un, kumo, -gumo) meaning "cloud."... [more]
Yakushimaru Japanese
A notable bearer is Hiroko Yakushimaru, a singer and actress. ... [more]
Yalaoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
Algerian family name possibly derived from Arabic يَعْلَى (yaʿlā) or يَعْلَ (yaʿla) both meaning "exalted, high".
Yalçın Turkish
From the given name Yalçın.
Yalman Turkish
Means "steep" in Turkish. Synonymous with the given name "Sarp".
Yam Hebrew
From the given name Yam.
Yama Japanese
Yama means "Mountain".
Yamabe Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning "mountain" and 部 (be) meaning "part, section".
Yamadaev Chechen
Means "son of Yamad", possibly from a form of the given name Ahmad.
Yamadera Japanese
"Mountain temple".
Yamagata Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning "mountain" and 形 (gata) meaning "shape, form" or 縣 (gata) meaning "county, district".
Yamagishi Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning "mountain" and 岸 (kishi) meaning "beach, shore, bank".
Yamaha Japanese (Rare)
This Japanese surname is more found in Brazil than Japan, because of Japanese immigrants who immigrated from Japan to Brazil. Notable bearer of this surname: Torakusu Yamaha (Japanese entrepreneur who was the founder of the Yamaha Corporation).
Yamahashi Japanese
In basic words, this is Hashiyama backwards. A notable bearer is Masaomi Yamahashi ,he's a voice actor.
Yamakawa Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Yamamizu Japanese
山 (Yama) means "Mountain" and 水 (Mizu) means "Water". Check the notes if necessary.
Yamamura Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning "mountain" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Yamanaka Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning "mountain" and 中 (naka) meaning "middle".
Yamane Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning "mountain" and 根 (ne) meaning "root".
Yamano Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning "mountain" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Yamaoka Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning "mountain" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Yamasato Japanese
This surname combines 山 (san, sen, yama) meaning "mountain" and 里 (ri, sato) meaning "league, parent's home, ri (unit of distance - equal to 3.927 km), village," 県 or 縣 - outdated variant of 県 - (ken, ka.keru) meaning "county, district, subdivision, prefecture," the last meaning reserved for 県.... [more]
Yamashiro Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning "mounain, hill" and 城 (shiro) meaning "castle".
Yamatani Japanese
Yama means "Mountain" and Tani means "Valley". Testuo Yamatani was film director.
Yamato Japanese
From the given name Yamato.
Yambao Filipino
Possibly from Vietnamese iàm-báu meaning "treasure."
Yameen Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
Variant transcription of Yamin.
Yamikawa Japanese
From Japanese 闇 (Yami) meaning "darkness" 川(Kawa) meaning "river", the name basically means "Dark river"
Yampilskiy Ukrainian (Rare)
This was used by people originating from any of various Ukrainian settlements by the name of "Yampil".
Yan Chinese (Russified)
Russified form of Yang used by ethnic Chinese living in parts of the former Soviet Union.
Yanagi Japanese
From Japanese 柳 (yanagi) meaning "willow".
Yanagida Japanese
Yanagi (柳) means "willow", ta/da (田) means "ricefield", ta changes to da because of rendaku. Mikio Yanagida (柳田幹雄) from Btooom! is a notable character bearing this surname.
Yanagihara Japanese
From Japanese 柳 (yanagi) meaning "willow" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Yanagimoto Japanese
Yanagi means "Willow" and Moto means "Source, Root, Origin."
Yanagisawa Japanese
From Japanese 柳 (yanagi) meaning "willow" and 沢 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Yanai Japanese
From the Japanese 矢 (ya) "arrow" and 内 (nai or uchi) "inside."
Yandarbiev Chechen
Means "son of Yandarbi".
Yandarbiyeva Chechen
Feminine spelling of Yandarbiyev.
Yandarov Chechen
Possibly from the given name Yandar, which is of uncertain meaning, perhaps of Turkic or Iranian origin.
Yáñez Spanish
Patronymic of JUAN.
Yang Korean
Korean form of Liang, from Sino-Korean 梁 (yang).
Yaniv Hebrew
From the given name Yaniv.
Yankoviac English
Variant of the name Yankovic.
Yankovic Slovene, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian, Polish
Americanized form of Janković, or perhaps Jankowicz.
Yankovich Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Americanized spelling of Janković or Jankovič.
Yannotta American
Possibly a variant of Iannotta.
Yano Japanese
From Japanese 矢 (ya) meaning "arrow" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Yanqi Chinese
Yanqi is/ was a county of China. It is also the surname of Mao Yanqi, also known as VAVA.
Yantorno Italian
Derived from the word torno which in Italian means "around".
Yao Chinese
From Chinese 姚 (yáo) meaning "handsome, elegant".
Yaoyorozu Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 八 (ya) meaning "eight", 百 (o) meaning "one hundred", and 万 (yorozu) meaning "ten thousand"
Yap Chinese (Hakka), Chinese (Hokkien)
Hakka and Hokkien romanization of Ye.
Yaqoob Arabic
From the given name Yaqub.
Yaqub Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Yaqub.
Yaqubov Azerbaijani, Uzbek
Means "son of Yaqub".
Yarbrough Anglo-Saxon
The ancient roots of the Yarbrough family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Yarbrough comes from when the family lived in either the parish or the hamlet called Yarborough in the county of Lincolnshire... [more]
Yarchi Hebrew
From Hebrew יָרֵחַ (yareach), meaning "moon".
Yarden Hebrew (Rare)
From the given name Yarden, which is named after the Jordan 2 River. ... [more]
Yardeni Hebrew (Modern)
Means "of Jordan 2" in Hebrew.
Yardley English
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in England named Yardley, derived from Old English gierd meaning "branch, twig, pole, stick" and leah meaning "wood, clearing".
Yardy English
The most likely origin of this surname is that it was used to denote someone who held a piece of land known as a "yarde", from the Middle English word "yerd".
Yarish American
Anglicized form of Jaroš.
Yarmolenko Ukrainian
Regional name for someone from Yarmolyntsi, an urban-type settlement in Ukraine.
Yaroshevitz Jewish
Ashkenazi Jewish form of Yarrow.
Yaşar Turkish
From the given name Yaşar.
Yaseen Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Yasin.
Yasenov Bulgarian
Means "son of Yasen".
Yasin Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Yasin.
Yasmin Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Yasmin.
Yassin Arabic
From the given name Yasin.
Yasuhiro Japanese
From Japanese 安 (yasu) meaning "peace, quiet" combined with 央 (hiro) meaning "centre, middle". Other Kanji combinations are possible.... [more]
Yasui Japanese
Yasu (安) "Relaxed, Cheap" and I (井) "Well, Mineshaft ".
Yasuki Japanese
Yasu means "Relax, Cheap" and Ki mean "Tree". Yasuki is also a first name.
Yasumi Japanese
Yasu meaning ‘Restful’ and Mi meaning ‘one’s self/yourself’
Yasunishi Japanese
Yasu means "Peace,Quiet" and Nishi means "West". See Anzai for alternative,but similar meaning.
Yasuraoka Japanese (Rare)
安 (Yasu) means "Cheap, Low, Inexpensive, Rested, Peaceful, Relax".良 (Ra) means "Good, Excellent", and 岡 (Oka) means "Ridge, Hill". A notable bearer is Akio Yasuraoka, he was a composer in his earlier days.
Yasuyama Japanese
安 (Yasu) means "Peaceful, Rested, Relax, Cheap, Low" and 山 (Yama) means "Mountain". Check notes if necessary.
Yatteau French (Acadian)
I was always told it was French
Yaun Dutch (Americanized)
Americanized form of Jahn.
Yavorov Bulgarian
Means "son of Yavor".
Yavuz Turkish
Means "stern, tough" in Turkish.
Yaw Irish, English, Chinese
Irish: reduced and altered Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eochadha Chinese : Cantonese variant of Qiu.
Yaxley English
Meant "person from Yaxley", Cambridgeshire and Suffolk ("glade where cuckoos are heard").
Yaylacıoğlu Turkish
Means "descendant of the nomad" from Turkish yaylacı meaning "nomad, highlander, transhumant".
Yazaki Japanese
Ya means "Arrow" and Zaki means "Peninsula, Promontory, Cape". A notable bearer is Tomonori Yazaki, a film actor.
Yazbeck Arabic
Variant transcription of Yazbek.
Yazıcı Turkish
Means "writer" or "clerk" in Turkish.
Yazzie Indigenous American, Navajo
Derived from the Navajo word yázhí meaning "little".
Ybanez Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented variant of Ybañez.
Ybiricu Basque (Latinized, Modern)
It means ford the river (cross or pass the river).
Ye Chinese
From Chinese 葉 (yè) meaning "leaf".
Yeager English, Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of German Jäger.
Yeardley English
Means "enclosed meadow" in Old English, from Old English g(e)ard (“fence, enclosure”) + lēah (“woodland, clearing”).
Yeats English
Scottish and northern English variant spelling of Yates.
Yee Chinese (Taishanese)
Taishanese romanization of Yu 2.
Yefet Hebrew
From the given name Yefet. (see Japheth)
Yefimov Russian
Means "son of Yefim".