All Submitted Surnames

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Raghavan Indian
(Kerala, Tamil Nadu): Hindu name from Sanskrit raghava ‘derived from Raghu’, ‘descendant of Raghu’ (an epithet of the god Rama, incarnation of Vishnu) + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n... [more]
Ragonesi Italian
Meaning: People Of Aragon
Ragosta Italian
from aragosta "lobster" used for a shell-fisherman or otherwise as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a lobster in some way.
Ragsdale English
Apparently an English habitational name from Ragdale in Leicestershire, which is probably named from Old English hraca "gully", "narrow pass" + dæl "valley", "dale".
Ragusa Italian
Habitational name from Ragusa in Sicily, or from the ancient city of Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia (Italian name Ragusa).
Raha Estonian
Raha is an Estonian surname meaning "money".
Rahamägi Estonian
Rahamägi is an Estonian surname meaning "money mountain".
Rahe German
Nickname for a rough individual, from a North German variant of Rauh.
Rahe Estonian
Rahe is an Estonian surname meaning "hail".
Raheem Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Rahim.
Rahim Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Rahim.
Rahimi Persian
From the given name Rahim.
Rahimian Persian
From the given name Rahim.
Rəhimli Azerbaijani
From the given name Rəhim.
Rəhimov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Rəhim".
Rəhimova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Rəhimov.
Rahimpour Persian
Means "son of Rahim".
Rəhimzadə Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Rahimzadeh.
Rahimzadeh Persian
Means "offspring of Rahim" in Persian.
Rähk Estonian
Rähk is an Estonian surname meaning "rubble".
Rahman Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Rahman.
Rahmanian Persian
From the given name Rahman.
Rəhmanova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Rəhmanov.
Rahmanović Bosnian
Means "son of Rahman" in Bosnian.
Rahmanzai Pashto
Means "son of Rahman" in Pashto.
Rahmat Arabic, Pashto, Urdu
Derived from the given name Rahmat.
Rahmat Arabic, Pashto, Urdu
Derived from the given name Rahmat.
Rahmati Persian
From the given name Rahmat.
Rahmatullah Arabic, Pashto, Bengali
Derived from the given name Rahmatullah.
Rahmonov Uzbek, Tajik
Means "son of Rahmon".
Rähn Estonian
Rähn is an Estonian surname meaning "woodpecker".
Rahn Low German
From the slavic tribe of the Rani on the island of Rügen.
Rahu Estonian
Rahu is an Estonian surname meaning both "peace" and "reef".
Rahula Estonian
Rahula is an Estonian surname meaning "reef area".
Rahumaa Estonian
Rahumaa is an Estonian surname meaning "peaceful" or "quiet" ("rahu") "land" ("maa")".
Rahumägi Estonian
Rahumägi is an Estonian surname meaning "peace(ful) mountain".
Rahumeel Estonian
Rahumeel is an Estonian surname meaning "peaceful minded".
Rahusaar Estonian
Rahusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "reef island".
Raia Italian, Sicilian
Either a topographic name from Sicilian raia ‘smilax’ (a climbing shrub), or else derived from Sicilian raja meaning ‘ray’, or ‘skate’ (the fish), presumably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish or a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller.
Raia Arabic
Derived from Arabic رياح (rayah) meaning ‘flag’.
Raid Estonian
Raid is an Estonian surname derived from "raidur"; meaning "hewer".
Raider English
Taken from a village called "Rait".
Raidla Estonian
Raidla is an Estonian surname meaning "sculptural/hewed area".
Raidväli Estonian
Raidväli is an Estonian surname meaning "hewed/sculpted field".
Raie Estonian
Raie is an Estonian surname meaning "cutting", "hewing" and "(tree) lumbering".
Raig Estonian
Raig is an Estonian surname meaning "slough" (a swamplike area)".
Raihan Bengali
Derived from the given name Raihan.
Raij Spanish, Judeo-Spanish, Portuguese, Romani (Caló)
Borrowed from Hindi राइज (raij) meaning "rice". This surname is found among Christian and Jewish Caló families.
Raik Estonian
Raik is an Estonian surname derived from "raikaerik" meaning "oat grass"
Räim Estonian
Räim is an Estonian surname meaning "Baltic herring".
Raimond Estonian, Dutch, French, Croatian
From the given name Raimond.
Raimundez Spanish
Means "son of Raimundo" in Spanish.
Rain English
Variant of Raine.
Rainbird English
From the Old French male personal name Rainbert, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "counsel-bright" (cf. Raginbert). The modern form of the name has been influenced by English rainbird "plover".
Rainbow English
From the Old French male personal name Rainbaut, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "counsel-brave" (cf. Raginbald)... [more]
Rainey Irish, Scottish
An Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Raighne, Ó Ráighne meaning "descendent of Raonull", the given name Raonull being derived from Old Norse Rögnvaldr, Røgnvaldr, Rǫgnvaldr (compare Ronald).
Rainwater English (American)
Americanized form of the German family name Reinwasser, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived by a source of fresh water, from Middle High German reine ‘pure’ + wazzer ‘water’.
Rais Arabic
From the given name Rais.
Räisänen Finnish
From an unexplained personal name (possibly of Russian Orthodox origin) + the common surname suffix -nen. It occurs chiefly in central and eastern Finland.
Raisbeck English
Raisbeck is a hamlet in the civil parish of Orton, in the Eden district, in the county of Cumbria, England. The surname Raisbeck originates from the hamlet. The name of the hamlet derives from Hrridarr, a personal name and beck, a stream or river.
Raisch German, German (Swiss)
From Middle High German rīsch, rūsch ‘reed’, ‘rush’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a reed bed, or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for someone who used or harvested reeds... [more]
Raish English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Raisch.
Raison English, Scottish, French
From a medieval nickname for an intelligent person (from Old French raison "reason, intelligence").
Raisor Anglo-Saxon (?)
Possibly a variant of Rasor, Röser, or Rosser.
Raiste Estonian
Raiste is an Estonian surname derived from "raie" meaning meaning "cutting", "hewing" and "(tree) lumbering".
Raiter German
Occupational name for a taxman or accountant, from an agent derivative of Middle High German reiten ‘to reckon’, ‘to calculate’.
Raj Indian, Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king".
Raja Estonian
Raja is an Estonian surname meaning "boundary" or "border".
Rajab Arabic
From the given name Rajab.
Rajabi Persian
From the given name Rajab.
Rajabian Indian, Hindi
Derived from Hindi राजबियन (raajabiyan), possibly from Arabic رجب (rajab) meaning "respect".
Rajabov Uzbek, Tajik
Means "son of Rajab".
Rajaguru Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" and गुरु (guru) meaning "teacher, sage".
Rajah Indian, Gujarati, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Raja.
Rajakaruna Sinhalese
From Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" and करुणा (karuna) meaning "compassion, kindness, mercy".
Rajala Estonian
Rajala is an Estonian surname meaning "boundary area/field".
Rajalaane Estonian
Rajalaane is an Estonian surname derived from "raja" ("boundary", "border") and "lääne" ("occidental", "western"): "western border/boundary".
Rajan Indian, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
From the title Raja or Raj denoting a South Asian king or prince; mainly used in Southern India.
Rajani Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
Meaning unknown, either from the titles Rajan, Raja, or Raj, or from the given name Rajani.
Rajaniemi Finnish
Rajaniemi: The last name of a group of people who live in Finland. Some live in the United States when their ancestors immigrated to the US in the early 1900's.
Rajaonarimampianina Malagasy
Hery Rajaonarimampianina was the 6th president of Madagascar
Rajapaksa Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhalese රාජපක්ෂ (see Rajapakse).
Rajapakse Sinhalese
From Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" and पक्ष (paksha) meaning "faction, party, army".
Rajapaksha Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhalese රාජපක්ෂ (see Rajapakse).
Rajapakshe Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala රාජපක්ෂ (see Rajapakse).
Rajarathna Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala රාජරත්න (see Rajaratne).
Rajarathne Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala රාජරත්න (see Rajaratne).
Rajaratna Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala රාජරත්න (see Rajaratne).
Rajaratne Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" and रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure".
Rajasaar Estonian
Rajasaar is an Estonian surname meaning "border island" or "storm island".
Rajasalu Estonian
Rajasalu is an Estonian surname meaning "border grove".
Rajasekara Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Rajasekera Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala රාජසේකර (see Rajasekara).
Rajasingha Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala රාජසිංහ (see Rajasinghe).
Rajasinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Rajasooriya Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhalese රාජසූරිය (see Rajasuriya).
Rajaste Estonian
Rajaste is an Estonian surname derived from "raja" meaning "border".
Rajasuriya Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Rajavee Estonian
Rajavee is an Estonian surname meaning "border water" or "storm water".
Rajib Bengali
From the given name Rajib.
Rajkoomar Mauritian Creole, South African
Variant of Rajkumar used by Mauritian and South African Indians.
Rajković Serbian
Means "son of Rajko".
Rajkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Rajki in Białystok voivodeship or Rajkowy in Gdańsk voivodeship.
Rajneesh Indian, Hindi
From the given name Rajnish. Can also be taken directly from the title रजनीश (rajanish) meaning "lord of the night".
Rajopadhyaya Newar
From Sanskrit राजोपाध्याय (rājopādhyāya) meaning "royal guru; royal teacher". This is used by the Rajopadhyaya caste.
Rajput Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi, Pakistani, Urdu
From Sanskrit राजपुत्र (rajaputra) meaning "prince" (literally "son of the king"), derived from राज (raja) meaning "king" combined with पुत्र (putra) meaning "child, son".
Raju Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Variant of Raj chiefly used in Southern India.
Raju Estonian
Raju is an Estonian surname meaning "storm".
Rak Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian (Rák), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic rak ‘crab’, ‘lobster’, or ‘crayfish’. This was applied as an occupational name for someone who caught and sold crayfish, crabs, or lobsters, or as a nickname to someone thought to resemble such a creature... [more]
Rakhang Thai (Rare)
Means "bell, chime" in Thai.
Rakhmaninov Russian
From a nickname derived from Russian рахманный (rakhmannyy) meaning "lazy". A notable bearer was Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rakhmaninov (1873-1943).
Rakhmatullin Bashkir, Tatar
From the given name Rakhmatulla.
Rakić Serbian
From Serbian "rak" meaning 'crab', 'lobster', or 'crayfish'. It can also mean 'cancer'.
Rakitić Croatian (Rare), Serbian (Rare)
Famous bearer of this surname is Croatian footballer Ivan Rakitić.
Rakitin Russian
From rakita, meaning "brittle willow".
Rakovich Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Rajković
Raleigh English
English habitation name in Devon meaning "red woodland clearing".
Raley English
Variant of Raleigh.
Rallis Greek
A surname held by the descendants of a Frankish-Byzantine noble named Raoul. The Rallis family (also spelled Ralli, Ralles or Rallet in Romanian) is the name of an old Greek Phanariote family, whose members played important political role in the history of modern Greece, Danubian Principalities and later in the United Kingdom... [more]
Rallison English
Rallison came from the Norman given name Radulphus.
Ralls English (Anglicized, Rare)
From old English or Saxon. Originally Rallf ( Raulf) which meant Wolf Council
Ralph English
From a Middle English personal name composed of Germanic rad "counsel, advice" and wolf "wolf". This was first introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form Ráðulfr, and was reinforced after the Conquest by the Norman form Ra(d)ulf... [more]
Ram Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from the given name Ram 1.
Ramachandran Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Ramachandra, a combination of Rama 1 and Chandra.
Ramadan Arabic, Urdu, Persian
From the given name Ramadan.
Ramage French, Scottish
From a medieval Scottish nickname for a hot-tempered or unpredictable person (from Old French ramage "wild, uncontrollable" (applied to birds of prey)).
Ramagi Ancient Roman
In Caesar's Gallic Wars, the Ramagi built catapults and other mechanical weapons.... [more]
Ramakrishnan Indian, Tamil
From the given name Ramakrishna. A notable bearer is Tamil-American structural biologist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (1952-).
Ramalho Portuguese
Means "cut branch, brushwood" in Portuguese, used as a habitational name from any of various places called Ramalho.
Ramamurthy Indian, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit राम (rāma) meaning "pleasing, pleasant, charming" or "dark, black" (see Rama 1) combined with मूर्ति (mūrti) meaning "idol, icon".
Ramanauskas Lithuanian
From Russian Romanovsky, Polish Romanowski, Belarusian Ramanouski, or another cognate... [more]
Ramanayaka Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala රාමනායක (see Ramanayake).
Ramanayake Sinhalese
From the name of the Hindu god Rama 1 combined with Sanskrit नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Ramar Indian
From given name Ramar
Ramasamy Tamil
From the name of the Hindu god Rama 1 combined with Tamil சாமி (sami) meaning "chief, master, lord" (ultimately from Sanskrit स्वामिन् (svamin)).
Ramaswami Tamil
Alternate transcription of Tamil ராமசாமி (see Ramasamy).
Ramaswamy Tamil
Alternate transcription of Tamil ராமசாமி (see Ramasamy).
Ramazashvili Georgian
Means "son of Ramaz".
Ramazonov Uzbek, Tajik
Uzbek and Tajik variant of Ramazanov.
Rambeau French (Rare), Frankish
Altered spelling of the southern French family name Rambaut, from an Old French personal name, Rainbaut, composed of the Germanic elements ragin "counsel" + bald "bold", "brave", or alternatively from the Germanic personal name Hrambehrt or Hrambald, composed of the elements hramn "crow" & berht "bright" or bald "bold", "brave".
Rambert English
From the Old French male personal name Rainbert (see Rainbird). It was borne by Dame Marie Rambert (original name Cyvia Rabbam, later Miriam Rambach; 1888-1982), a Polish-born British ballet dancer and choreographer.
Rambo Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Norwegian and (dialectal) Swedish ramn "raven" and bo meaning either "dweller, inhabitant" or "home, nest". Peter Gunnarsson Rambo (1611-1698) was one of the first Swedish immigrants to the United States in the 17th century and considered to be the father of the settlement New Sweden in Pennsylvania... [more]
Ramdani Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ramadan.
Rameka-waapu Maori
A maori Mythological creature
Ramezani Persian
From the given name Ramezan.
Ramezanian Persian
From the given name Ramezan.
Ramezanpoor Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian رمضانپور (see Ramezanpour).
Ramezanpour Persian
Means "son of Ramezan".
Ramezanzadeh Persian
Means "offspring of Ramezan" in Persian.
Ramirez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Ramírez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Ramkissoon Trinidadian Creole, Mauritian Creole, South African, South American
Altered form of Ramakrishnan used mainly in Trinidad and Tobago, Mauritius, South Africa and Guyana. This surname is not used in India.
Ramm Estonian
Ramm is an Estonian surname meaning both "beetle" and "(to) ram".
Rammo Estonian
Rammo is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "rammus", meaning "fat" and "fertile"; or from "ramm", meaning both "beetle" and "strength".
Rammus Estonian
Rammus is an Estonian surname meaning "fat", "nourishing" and "fertile".
Ramnarine Indian, Trinidadian Creole
From Sanskrit राम (rāma) meaning "pleasing, pleasant" combined with a form of the given name Narayana.
Ramogi Luo
Meaning unknown.
Ramón Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan
From the given name Ramón.
Ramone Spanish (Anglicized), Portuguese (Anglicized), Catalan (Anglicized)
From Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan Ramón, from the personal name Ramón or Ramon, of Germanic origin (see Raymond).
Ramp German (Swiss)
German and Swiss German: variant of Rampf, from Middle High German ramft, ranft ‘edge’, ‘wall’, ‘crust (of bread)’; applied as a topographic name for someone who lived at the limit or outer edge of some feature, for example a field, or possibly, in the sense ‘crust’, a nickname for a poor person.
Rampersad Indian, Trinidadian Creole, Mauritian Creole
From Sanskrit राम (rāma) meaning "pleasing, pleasant, charming" combined with प्रसाद (prasāda) meaning "clearness, brightness, purity". It is primarily used by the Indian community in Trinidad and Tobago as well as Mauritius.
Rampersaud Indian, South American
Indo-Guyanese variant of Rampersad.
Rampling English
Originally indicated a person who lived in a thickly wooded area, derived from Latin ramus meaning "branch" (see Ramos). Famous bearers include English actress Charlotte Rampling (1946-) and her father, athlete and British Army officer Godfrey Rampling (1909-2009).
Ramsamy Indian (Gallicized), French (African)
Contracted form of Ramasamy, found on the island of Mauritius.
Ramsbottom English
Habitational name from a market town called Ramsbottom in Greater Manchester, England (historically in Lancashire), derived from Old English hramsa meaning "wild garlic" or ramm "ram", and bothm meaning "bottom, bottom valley".
Ramser German (Swiss), German (Austrian)
someone from any of several places in the Palatinate and in Switzerland called Ramsen or from places in Austria and upper Bavaria called Ramsau. In the Bavarian dialect Rams means "scree".... [more]
Ramseyer Swiss
Note: the 'Ramseyer Song' in Switzerland
Ramzan Urdu
From the given name Ramzan.
Ramzi Arabic
From the given name Ramzi.
Ramzy Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Ramzi.
Ran Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 蘭 (see Araragi).
Ran Korean
North Korean form of Nan 2.
Rana Indian, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali, Urdu
From the Sanskrit title राणा (rana) meaning "king".
Ranaraja Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit रण (rana) meaning "delight, pleasure, joy" or "battle, war" combined with राज (raja) meaning "king".
Ranasingha Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala රණසිංහ (see Ranasinghe).
Ranasinghe Sinhalese
From Sanskrit राणा (rana) meaning "king" or रण (rana) meaning "delight, pleasure, joy" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Ranasinha Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala රණසිංහ (see Ranasinghe).
Ranathunga Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit रण (rana) meaning "delight, pleasure, joy" or "battle, war" and तुङ्ग (tunga) meaning "high, lofty, tall".
Ranathunge Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala රණතුංග (see Ranathunga).
Ranatunga Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala රණතුංග (see Ranathunga).
Ranatunge Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala රණතුංග (see Ranathunga).
Ranaweera Sinhalese
From Sankrit राणा (rana) meaning "king" or रण (rana) meaning "delight, pleasure, joy" and वीर (vira) maning "hero, man, brave".
Rancourt French (Quebec)
Habitational name from places in France named Rancourt.
Rand Estonian
Rand is an Estonian surname meaning "beach".
Randalu Estonian
Randalu is an Estonian surname derived from "rand" ("beach") and "salu" ("sandy heath" or "heathy woodland").
Randazzo Italian
Habitational name from a place in Catania called Randazzo. Possibly from a derivative of the personal name Rando.
Randel French, German
French: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Rando, a short form of various compound names formed with rand ‘(shield) rim’ as the first element... [more]
Randhawa Pakistani, Indian, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Sikh and Jat tribe in Punjab.
Randla Estonian
Randla is an Estonian surname meaning "coastal area".
Randle English
English: variant spelling of Randall or Americanized spelling of Randel.
Randleman German
Diminutive of the personal name Rand, a short form of various German names with the first element rand meaning shield or wolf.
Randmaa Estonian
Randmaa is an Estonian name meaning "beach land".
Randmets Estonian
Randmets is an Estonian surname meaning "beach/seashore forest".
Randolf English
From the given name Randolf
Randolph English, German
Classicized spelling of Randolf, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rand "rim (of a shield), shield" and wolf "wolf". This was introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form Rannúlfr, and was reinforced after the Norman Conquest by the Norman form Randolf.
Randpalu Estonian
Randpalu is an Estonian surname meaning "beach/seashore sandy heath".
Randpere Estonian
Randpere is an Estonian surname meaning "beach/seashore folk".
Randpõld Estonian
Randpõld is an Estonian surname meaning "beach/shore field".