All Submitted Surnames

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Tawanda Shona
Tawanda means "We have increased or multiplied". #It is a name acknowledging the birth of a child as an increase to the family".
Tawfik Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Tawfiq.
Tawney English, Norman
Habitational name from either of two places, Saint-Aubin-du-Thennay or Saint-Jean-du-Thennay, in Eure, Normandy, both so named from an uncertain first element (possibly a Gallo-Roman personal name or the Gaulish word tann ‘oak’, ‘holly’) + the locative suffix -acum.
Tay Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zheng.
Tayama Japanese
From Japanese 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Tayar Kurdish (Arabized, Rare)
Flying, pilot. This name originated from Arabic.
Tayeb Arabic
From the given name Tayeb.
Tayebi Persian
From the given name Tayeb.
Tayler English
Variant of Taylor.
Taylorson English
Means "son of Taylor".
Taynak Indian
The Surname needs a definition. The surname comes from India and is viewable from facebook profiles and google searches. Ganesh Taynak is a common name. The meaning is unknown so far.
Taysumov Chechen
Means "son of Taysum".
Tayyab Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Tayyab.
Tazawa Japanese
From the Japanese 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many" and 澤 or 沢 (zawa or sawa) "swamp."
Tazelaar Dutch
Dutch (Zeeland) variant of ’t Hazelaar, topographic name for someone living by hazel bushes.
Tchaikovskaya Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Чайковский (see Tchaikovsky).
Tea English
Variant of Tee.
Teach English
This surname is derived from the Middle English phrase "at asche," meaning at,or near the ash tree.
Teagarden Low German
The surname Teagarden was first found in Bavaria, where the name Tiegarten was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. The name appeared in Solingen as Thegarden as early as 1374 and was recorded as Tegarden in 1488... [more]
Teasdale English
From Teesdale, the name of a valley of the River Tees in northern England, derived from the river's name (meaning "warmth" in Old English) combined with dæl meaning "valley".
Teates German (Americanized)
Probably an altered spelling of German Dieter .
Tebay English
From the name of a village in Cumbria, England, derived from the German name element theod meaning "people".
Tebbs English
Variant of Tibbs.
Tebow Dutch, Belgian, French
From the Old French personal name Teobaud, Tibaut (see Theobald).
Tecson Filipino
From Hokkien 德孫 (tiak sun) meaning "virtuous grandchild, benevolent grandchild". The bearers of this name are said to be descended from any of the three Tek Son brothers who originally came from Guangzhou, China.
Tecuanhuehue Aztec, Nahuatl
From Nahuatl meaning "old tiger".
Tecuceanu Romanian
A topographical Romanian surname meaning "from Tecuci". Tecuci is a city in the Galaţi county of Romania.
Tedder English
From the Middle English word Thedere or Teddere which either comes from the Old English name Thēodhere or the Germanic name Theudher. Alternatively, it could be an occupational name from the Middle English Teddere, meaning “one who teds”... [more]
Teder Estonian
Teder is an Estonian surname, meaning "black grouse" (species: Tetrao tetrix).
Tedeschi Italian
Plural; From the Italian word tedesco meaning "German".
Tedpahogo Chamorro
Chamorro for "Not able to complete or finish"
Tedre Estonian
Tedre is an Estonian surname meaning "grouse" and "freckle".
Tedrekull Estonian
Tedrekull is an Estonian surname meaning "grouse hawk".
Tedsungnoen Isan
From Thai สูงเนิน (Sung Noen) meaning "Sung Noen", a district in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
Tedtaotao Chamorro
Chamorro name for person who has no people
Tee Estonian
Tee is an Estonian surname meaning "road" or "causeway".
Tee Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Zheng.
Teeäär Estonian
Teeäär is an Estonia surname meaning "roadside" and "wayside".
Teearu Estonian
Teearu is an Estonian surname meaning "road/lane grassland".
Teekivi Estonian
Teekivi is an Estonian surname meaning "path stone".
Teelaht Estonian
Teelaht is an Estonian surname meaning "road/causeway bay".
Teemant Estonian
Teemant is an Estonian surname meaning "diamond".
Teepere Estonian
Teepere is an Estonian surname meaning "roadway family".
Teesalu Estonian
Teesalu is an Estonian surname meaning "road grove".
Teetamm Estonian
Teetamm is an Estonian surname meaning "causeway" or "embankment".
Teetes German (Anglicized)
Americanized form of German Dietz
Teeveer Estonian
Teeveer is an Estonian surname meaning "road/causeway edge".
Tefft English
Variant of English Taft. This surname was already well established in Connecticut and Rhode Island by 1715.
Tegaldo Italian
This surname is the Piedmontese origin. The Tegaldo last name comes from the Latin Teca (= shell beans). Its meaning is grower of vegetables (bean). Also it is known as vegetable farming... [more]
Tegan English
Variant of Teagan.
Teggin Medieval Welsh
derived from tha ancient area of now Flintshire which was named Tegeingl
Tegnér Swedish
Derived from the name of Tegnaby parish in Småland, Sweden. The name was originally spelled Tegnérus, but was later shortened to Tegnér. Notable bearers include Alice Tegnér (1864-1943), composer of many Swedish hymns and children's songs, and Esaias Tegnér (1782-1846), bishop and writer.
Teh Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zheng.
Teheiura Tahitian
From the given name Teheiura.
Tehu Estonian
Tehu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "tahuma" meaning to "hew" and "cut".
Teimouri Persian
From the given name Teimour (see Timur).
Teissièr Occitan
Occupational name meaning "weaver", ultimately from Latin texarius.... [more]
Teivas Estonian
Teivas is an Estonian surname meaning "pole", "staff" and "stake".
Teixeria Portuguese, English (Rare)
Variant of Teixeira, more commonly used in the United States likely by American-Portuguese citizens
Tejada Spanish
Meaning "roof" or "lime tree."
Tejeda Spanish
Variant of Tejada.
Tejero Spanish
Occupational Spanish surname for a tiler, its origin may be in Saragossa, Spain. A famous bearer is Antonio Tejero, a Lieutenant Colonel who was responsible for the 23-F coup attempt.
Tek Turkish
Means "single, sole, unique" in Turkish.
Tekin Turkish
From an Old Turkish title meaning "prince".
Tekkel Estonian
Tekkel is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "teke" meaning "origin". "Tekkel" also means "college cap".
Teklić Croatian
Derived from teklić, a rare form of the word "messenger".
Telaga Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, mostly denoting agricultural laborers.
Telaumbanua Nias
Meaning uncertain.
Telfer Scottish, English, Italian
From a personal name based on a byname for a strong man or ferocious warrior, from Old French taille or tailler "to cut" + fer "iron" Latin: ferrum "iron" (see Tagliaferro).
Telford English
From the words taelf meaning "plateau" and ford meaning "river crossing"... [more]
Telgmaa Estonian
Telgmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "axial land".
Telišman Croatian (Rare)
Unknown origin, probably from the word "talisman"
Tellechea Basque
Latinized spelling of "Telletxea" meaning in Basque "(from) the house with tiles"
Telleria Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in Leioa, Comarca of Bilbo or the one in Urdazubi, Comarca of Baztan.
Téllez Spanish
from the given name Tello which is the Spanish form of the name Tellus, meaning "earth" in Latin
Tellinghuisen Dutch
Unexplained; possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.
Tellis Estonian
Tellis is an Estonian surname meaning "brick".
Tellisaar Estonian
Tellisaar is an Estonian surname meaning "brick island".
Telliskivi Estonian
Telliskivi is an Estonian surname meaning "brick stone".
Temirov Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Tajik
Means "son of Temir".
Temiz Turkish
Means "clean, neat, pure" in Turkish.
Tempest English (British)
English (Yorkshire): nickname for someone with a blustery temperament, from Middle English, Old French tempest(e) ‘storm’ (Latin tempestas ‘weather’, ‘season’, a derivative of tempus ‘time’).
Tempesta Italian
Originally a nickname for a person with a blustery temperament, from Italian tempesta meaning "storm, tempest" (compare Tempest).... [more]
Temple English, French
Occupational name or habitational name for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses ("temples") maintained by the Knights Templar, a crusading order so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple (Middle English, Old French temple, Latin templum)... [more]
Templer English
Templer is an Old English surname denoting either a servant of one of the Knights Templar, or a person living near or serving at a church. The meaning is “church attendant”.
Templeton English
Derived from Templeton, from the English words 'temple' and 'town'.
Templier French
French cognitive and variant of Temple given to someone who wa a member of the Templar order.
Templin German
German habitational name from a place so named in Brandenburg, of Slavic origin.
Templin French
Possibly from a French diminutive of Temple.
Tenaglia Italian
From tenaglia "pincers".
Tenant English
Variant of the surname Tennant.
Tenayuca Indigenous American, Mexican (Rare), Comanche (?)
Of uncertain origin. A known bearer was Emma Tenayuca (1916-1999), an American labor leader of Comanche descent.
Ten Boom Dutch
Means "at the tree" in Dutch. A notable bearer of this surname was Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983), a German woman who helped Jewish people take refuge into her home during the Second World War.
Teneyck Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent oak tree, Middle Dutch eyk. This has been a prominent family name in Albany, NY, area since the 1630s.
Teng Chinese
From Chinese 滕 (téng) referring to the ancient state of Teng, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Shandong province.
Teng Chinese
Alternate transcription of Deng as well as the Hokkien and Teochew romanization of the name.
Téngyuán Chinese
From Chinese 藤 (téng) meaning "wisteria" combined with 原 (yuán) meaning "origin, source".
Tenkubashi Japanese (Rare)
Written with kanji meaning "Heaven Sky Bridge". This surname is possessed by two characters in popular culture, Aika Tenkubashi from Shomin Sample, and Tomoka Tenkubashi from the Idolm@sters: Million Live videogame.
Tennant English, Scottish
The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Tennant. It is a name for someone who works as a tenant farmer. The name was applied to those who paid for the rent on their land through working the fields and donating a percentage of the take to the landlord... [more]
Tenno Estonian
Tenno is an Estonian surname derived from "Tenno", a masculine given name.
Tennōji Japanese (Rare)
Composed of Japanese ten 天 meaning "heaven," ō (which becomes due to renjō) 王 meaning "king," and ji 寺 meaning "temple" or "Buddhist temple."
Tennosaar Estonian
Tennosaar is an Estonian surname meaning "Tenno's (a masculine given name) island".
Tenorio Spanish
Possibly a habitational name from a place called Tenorio in Pontevedra province, Spain.
Tenscher German
originated in Germany but came to America
Tentacles Popular Culture
This is the surname of Squidward Tentacles from SpongeBob SquarePants.
Tenz Romansh
Derived from the given name Antonius.
Tenzin Bhutanese
From the given name Tenzin.
Teo Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zhang.
Teodorczuk Polish
From the given name Teodor.
Teodorescu Romanian
Means "son of Teodor".
Teodorović Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Teodor".
Teodorsson Swedish
Means "son of Teodor".
Teoh Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zhang.
Tep Khmer
Means "god, deity, angel" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit देव (deva).
Tepe Turkish
Means "hill, top, peak" in Turkish.
Tepetl Aztec, Nahuatl
From Nahuatl meaning "hill".
Teppan Estonian
Teppan is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "teppija" meaning "quilter".
Tepper German
Meaning "tavern owner"
Tera Estonian
Tera is an Estonia surname that can mean "blade", "edge" and "grain".
Terachi Japanese
From Japanese 寺 (tera) meaning "temple" and 地 (chi) meaning "ground".
Terada Japanese
From Japanese 寺 (tera) meaning "Buddhist temple" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Teraguchi Japanese
Tera means "temple" and guchi means "opening, mouth".
Terai Japanese
Tera means "temple" and i means "well".
Teraji Japanese
Tera means "temple" and ji means "road".
Teramoto Japanese
From Japanese 寺 (tera) meaning "Buddhist temple" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Teranishi Japanese
From Japanese 寺 (tera) meaning "temple" and 西 (nishi) meaning "west".
Terao Japanese
Tera means "temple" and o means "tail".
Terao Japanese
From Japanese 寺 (tera) meaning "temple" and 尾 (o) meaning "tail, foot, end".
Teraoka Japanese
Tera means "temple" and oka means "hill".
Teraoka Japanese
From Japanese 寺 (tera) meaning "temple" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Terasaki Japanese
From Japanese 寺 (tera) meaning "Buddhist temple" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Terasawa Japanese
From Japanese 寺 (tera) meaning "temple" and 沢 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Terashima Japanese
From Japanese 寺 (tera) meaning "Buddhist temple" and 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
Teratani Japanese
Tera means "temple" and tani means "valley".
Terauchi Japanese
From the Japanese 寺 (tera) "{Buddhist} temple" and 内 (uchi or nai) "inside."
Tercero Spanish
Means "third" in Spanish (see Tercero).
Terenzio Italian
From the given name Terenzio.
Ter-grigoryan Armenian
The surname Grigoryan derives from the name Grigor, which is Armenian pronunciation of the name Gregory (it derives from Greek word, γρηγορος, and means 'watchful', 'alert'). Adding to the name the prefix Ter- is the way people call the priests in Armenia (in English often the word "Father" is used instead)... [more]
Terjesen Norwegian
Means "son of Terje 1".
Terracciano Italian
Italian "Fenced In Land" from Italian "Terra" meaning "Land" and "Ciano" meaning "Fenced"
Terrace Scottish
Possibly means "from Tarras", a place in Morayshire, Scotland.
Terras Estonian
Terras is an Estonian name derived from "terrass", meaning "terrace".
Terrence English
From the given name Terrence.
Terrien French
Topographic name from an adjectival derivative of terre "land", denoting someone who lived and worked on the land, i.e. a peasant. It is Americanized frequently as Landers, and occasionally as Farmer.
Terryberry English
Americanized form of German Dürrenberger
Terse English
This name means literally curt, short or stiff. Similar to Stiff (surname) (see Stiff under user submitted names) Not very commonly used. If you're looking for a name for a fictional character who is either an antagonist or just likes to stir things up, you could probably use this.
Tersoo Tiv
Means, "father's love". Has its history from Tiv origin. Its a common name amongst the Tiv people of Nigeria.
Terunuma Japanese
From Japanese 照 (teru) meaning "shine" and 沼 (numa) meaning "swamp, marsh".
Terwiliger American
a name adopted by a Dutch family in New York
Terwilliger English
An anglicized version of the Dutch surname, Der Willikeur, meaning "a by-law; a statute". Also, Der willige-waar, means "serviceable ware", or "ware that sells well" and could be related as well.
Terzis Greek
From the Italian surname Terzi ultimately from the Italian given name Terzo, meaning the third given usually name to the third child.
Tesauro Italian
metonymic occupational name for a treasurer or person in charge of financial administration from Old Italian tesauro "treasure treasury" (from Latin thesaurus "hoard"). It may also be from the personal name Tesauro with the same origin.
Tescher German, Danish
Occupational name for a joiner or a variant of Tasch.
Tesfamariam Ethiopian
Meaning "Mary hope", from 'tesifa' (hope), and 'mariyami' (Mary).
Tesfaye Amharic, Ethiopian
From the given name Tesfaye.
Teshigawara Japanese
From Japanese 勅 (te) meaning "imperial order", 使 (shi) meaning "messenger, envoy", 河 (ga) meaning "river", and 原 (wara) meaning "field".
Teshima Japanese
From Japanese 手 (te) meaning "hand" and 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
Teshome Eastern African, Amharic
From the given name Teshome.
Tesla Serbian
From a special kind of ax a woodworker would use - adze, called tesla.... [more]
Tesoro Spanish, Italian
from tesoro "treasure" (from Latin thesaurus "hoard") applied as a metonymic occupational name for a treasurer. In some cases this may be a habitational name from El Tesoro in southern Spain... [more]
Tessier French
Occupational Name For A Weaver, From Old French Tissier (From Late Latin Texarius, A Derivative Of Texere ‘To Weave’). It Is Also Found In England As A Surname Of Huguenot Origin. Compare Tacey.
Tessler Romanian, Russian
Russian, Christian. From The original name tescherak
Tessmer German
Derived from the given name Těšimír.
Testaburger Popular Culture
Wendy Testaburger is one of the reoccurring characters on the animated TV series South Park
Tetik Turkish
Means "vigilant, watchful, alert" in Turkish.
Tetouani Moroccan
Habitational name from the city of Tetouan.
Tetrault French
French, Franko-American
Tetreault French
Ultimately derived from French tistre "to weave".
Tetseo Naga, Chakhesang
Best known as the surname of a certain music group from Nagaland in Northeastern India.
Tetsu Japanese
Tetsu could mean "iron", or it could be spelled with te meaning "hand" and tsu meaning "harbor, seaport".
Tetsuka Japanese
Te means "hand" and tsuka means "mound, hillock".