All Submitted Surnames

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Shirasuga Japanese
Shira means "white" and suga means "sedge".
Shiratō Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 藤 (tō) meaning "wisteria".
Shircliff English
habitational name from Shirecliff in Sheffield (Yorkshire) from Old English scir "bright" and clif "cliff bank".
Shirino Japanese (Rare)
Shiri can mean "rear, behind" and no means "field, wilderness, plain".
Shirogane Japanese (Rare)
Shirogane typically spelt "白銀" ... [more]
Shiroi Japanese
Shrio means "white" and i means "well, pit, mineshaft".
Shiromori Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shiro) combined with 森 (mori) meaning forest. Other kanji combinations are possible.
Shirono Japanese
Shiro means "white" and no means "field, wilderness".
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.
Shishido Japanese
From Japanese 宍 (shishi) meaning "meat, flesh" and 戸 (to) meaning "door".
Shishigami Japanese
A Japanese surname meaning "deer god".
Shishikura Japanese
Shishi means "lion" and kura means "possess, have, storehouse, warehouse".
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".
Shitayashiki Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 下屋敷 (see Shimoyashiki).
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.
Shiwa Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 斯波 or 紫波 (see Shiba 2) or variant of Shiba 2 but written 志和.
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.
Shōami Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 正阿弥 (shōami), a sect of kettle brim making, hat brim making, or weapon-end guard making.
Shoami Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 正阿弥 (see Shōami).
Shoat English (American)
Variant of Choate
Shōaya Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 正阿弥 (see Shōami).
Shoaya Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 正阿弥 (see Shōaya).
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.
Shoesmith English
occupational name for a blacksmith who either specialized in shoeing horses (a farrier) or in making and fitting iron blades known as shoes such as the tips of spades and the plowshares on plow moldboards from Middle English sho "shoe" (Old English scoh) and smith "smith" (Old English smiþ).
Shoham Hebrew
Means "onyx" in Hebrew.
Shohmi Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 正味 (see Shōmi).
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).
Shōjiya Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 小路谷 (see Kōjiya).
Shojiya Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 小路谷 (see Shōjiya).
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".
Shōmi Japanese
From Japanese 正味 (Shōmi) meaning "Shōmi", a division in the area of Yoshiumi in the city of Imabari in the prefecture of Ehime in Japan.
Shomi Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 正味 (see Shōmi).
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".
Shouami Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 正阿弥 (see Shōami).
Shouaya Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 正阿弥 (see Shōaya).
Shoumi Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 正味 (see Shōmi).
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".
Shrestha Newar
From Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śrēṣṭha) meaning "important; most excellent; great" in Sanskrit. This is originally used by the Shrestha caste but is now adopted by many castes.
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.
Shu Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese 鞠 (see Shū).
Shū Chinese (Japanized)
Japanese transcription of Xi or Zhou.
Shū Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese 鞠 (see Mari).
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".
Shudai Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 主代 (see Nushiro).
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"
Shuford English (American)
American form of German Schuffert (see Schuchardt).
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".
Shuu Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese 鞠 (see Shū).
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.
Siahaan Batak
Derived from Batak sihahaan meaning "eldest child, eldest sibling".
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.
Siamwalla Thai
From Thai สยาม (Sayam) meaning "Siam" and วาลา (wala), a transcription of Pali वाला (vālā) meaning "malicious".
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".
Siauw Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Xiao based on Dutch orthography. It is primarily used in Indonesia.
Siaw Akan
Meaning unknown.
Sibelius Finland Swedish
Latinization of Swedish Sibbe, the name of an estate in Eastern Uusimaa, Finland. A notable bearer was Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957).
Sibley English (British)
From the Anglo-Saxons influence in England. Said to be derived from the ancient Sibbelee, a woman’s Christian name, and has been traced through Sibilla, Sybbly, and finally Sibley. Sibilla was the name of a Greek princess who uttered the ancient oracles, and is represented on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel... [more]
Sibul Estonian
Sibul is an Estonian surname meaning both "onion" and "bulb".
Sibunrueang Thai
From Thai ศรี (si) meaning "glory, honour, fame" combined with บุญ (bun) meaning "merit" and เรือง (rueang) meaning "bright, glowing, brilliant".
Sicard French
From the given name Sieghard.
Sicat Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog sikat meaning "rising" or "splendour, brilliance".
Siciliano Italian, Sicilian
One who came from Sicily.
Sickler English (Rare)
Came from one who used a sickle to farm fields
Siddi Italian
From the name of a municipality in Sardinia, possibly deriving from Vulgar Latin casilli "huts, farmhouses".
Siddig Northern African, Arabic
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend" (chiefly Sudanese).
Siddiq Arabic, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Bengali
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣiddīq) meaning "truthful, veracious".
Siddiqi Persian, Urdu, Sindhi, Balochi, Bengali
Variant transcription of Siddiqui.
Siddique Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Siddiqui.
Siddiqui Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From Arabic صَادِق (ṣādiq) meaning "true, truthful, veracious". It was traditionally used as an honorific title or a nickname for a trustworthy person.
Siddu Italian
From Sardinian siddu "seal, brand", or the related siddai/re "to seal, to tighten", from which come the phrases 'siddai is dentis' "to grit one's teeth" and 'siddàu siast ingùnis' "may you be sealed there", the latter of which would have been affectionately said to a child that wouldn't stay still.
Sider English (American)
Americanization of Seider.
Sideris Greek
Greek reduced and altered form of the personal name Isidoros (see Isadore), altered by folk etymology as if derived from sidero ‘iron’ (classical Greek sideron), and hence regarded as an omen name: ‘may the child grow up to be as strong as iron’.
Sidhu Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
From Sanskrit सिद्ध (siddha) meaning "accomplished, proven".
Sidiqi Pashto, Persian, Afghan
Means "the veracious" from Arabic صَدَقَ (ṣadaqa) meaning "to be truthful, to be sincere". It is also a variant of Persian Sadeghi.
Sidiropoulos Greek
Means "son of a blacksmith worker" in Greek.
Sidle English
Anglicized form of Seidel
Sidorenko Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Sydorenko.
Sidorov Russian
Means "son of Sidor".
Sidwell English
From an English surname of uncertain origin, possibly originally a habitational name from an unidentified place with a second element from Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, but on the other hand early forms are found without prepositions... [more]
Siebe Low German
from a pet form of the personal name Siebert
Sieber German
The roots of the German surname Sieber can be traced to the Old Germanic word "Siebmacher," meaning "sieve maker." The surname is occupational in origin, and was most likely originally borne by someone who held this position
Siebern German
German. People known with this name are: Emelia Siebern, Hannah Siebern, Caleb Siebern.
Sieck German
The name is originally spelled "Siecke". Eric Siecke came from Norway and settled in Holstein, Germany in the year 1307. The final "e" was dropped by most of the family, though one branch still retains it... [more]
Siegfried German
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements sigi "victory" and fridu "peace". The German surname has also occasionally been adopted by Ashkenazic Jews.
Siemens German
Derived from the given name Siem.
Siemiątkowski Polish
It indicates familial origin within in either one of a cluster of Masovian villages.
Siencyn Welsh
Welsh form of Jenkins.
Sienko Polish
From the personal name Simon/Symon or Syzon
Sierpień Polish
Derived from Polish sierpień "August (month)".
Sies German, Dutch
From the ancient Germanic name Sigizo formed with the element sigi "victory" (from proto Germanic segiz).
Siesztrzewitowski Polish
A polish surname which is mostly used in Poland and polish area.
Sievänen Finnish
From Finnish sievä meaning “pretty, cute” and the suffix -nen.
Sievert Low German, Dutch, Swedish
Derived from the given name Sievert. A Sievert (Sv) is a unit measuring the effect of ionizing radiation on the human body (called equivalent absorbed radiation dose)... [more]
Sievertsen German
Patronymic of Sievert.
Sievi Romansh
Derived from the given name Sievi.
Siewert German
Derived from the Frisian and Low German given name Sievert.
Sigel Jewish
Variant of Siegel 3.
Sigel Upper German
Upper German variant of Siegel 1.
Sigfridsson Swedish
Means "son of Sigfrid 1" in Swedish.
Signore Italian
from the medieval personal name Signore (from Latin senior "senior elder" genitive senioris). from signore ‘lord’ hence a derisive nickname for a peasant who gave himself airs and graces or an occupational name for someone in the service of a great lord... [more]
Sigsawa Japanese (Anglicized)
The professional surname of Keiichi Shigusawa, an author.
Sigsworth English
Originally denoting someone from Sigsworth Moor in North Yorkshire, England.
Sigþórsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Sigþór" in Icelandic.
Sigþórsson Icelandic
Means "son of Sigþór" in Icelandic.