All Submitted Surnames

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Vanniyan Indian
It denotes those belonging to the Palli caste.
Van Ommeren Dutch
Means "from Ommeren", a small village in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands.
Vanoni Italian
Derived from Giovannone itself a nickname of Giovanni.
Van Oss Dutch
Van Oss is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from Oss", a town in North Brabant. Variant spellings are Van Osch and Van Os.
Van Persie Dutch
Means someone from "Persie".
Van Praag Dutch
Means "from Prague" name given to someone from Prague.
Van Reenan Dutch
Toponymic surname meaning "from/of Rhenen", a city in the province of Utrecht.
Van Rensselaer Dutch
From Soleur, one of the areas or regions of Switzerland.
Van Rijn Dutch
Means "from the Rhine", the second-longest river in central and western Europe (after the Danube). This was the surname of the Dutch Baroque painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669), usually known simply as Rembrandt.
Van Rooyen Afrikaans
van Rooyen related to van Rooijen, is an Afrikaans and Dutch toponymic surname. May be rooted from the Rhine area of the Netherlands, possibly having meant "from Rhine" originally... [more]
Vansant Dutch
Derivative of Van Zant.
Van Slingerland Dutch
Habitational name from a place so called in Overijssel.
Van Smoot Dutch
Americanized spelling of Dutch Smout, a metonymic occupational name for someone who sold fat or lard, Dutch smout, or a nickname for someone who had a taste for, and could afford, rich foods.
Van Staalduinen Dutch
Meaning "Of the Steal Dunes " in Dutch
Van Steen Flemish (Dutchified, Modern)
Van Steen is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from the stone".
Van 't Boveneind Dutch
Means "from Boveneind", the name of various places in the Netherlands, itself meaning "from the top end" in Dutch. It is derived from boven meaning "upper, upstream" and eind meaning "edge, end".
Van't Dodepersoon Dutch
Means "of dead person"
Van Tienhoven Dutch
Means "from Tienhoven", the name of several villages in the Netherlands. Their names are derived from Middle Dutch tien meaning "ten" and a plural form of huue meaning "piece of land of a certain size"... [more]
Van Tristaan Dutch
From Julian Van Tristaan(1995-) professional footballer for Tottenham Hontspurs and Holland.
Van 't Schip Dutch
Means "from the ship", derived from Middle Dutch schip literally meaning "ship". It is borne by the Dutch-Canadian former soccer player John van 't Schip (1963-).
Vântu Romanian
Meaning unknown.
Van Vliet Dutch
Of or from a brook/stream.
Van Vucht Dutch
From Duch meaning "of fire".
Van Wert Dutch (Americanized, Modern)
From Dutch and Belgian: habitational name for someone from places in Belgium and the Netherlands called Weert, (De) Weerd, Weerde, or Waarde.
Van Wormer Dutch
Meaning someone from the city or area of Wormer, Holland
Van Zandt Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name for someone from any of the places called Zandt, in Gelderland, Friesland, South Holland, and Zeeland; or Zande in Belgium.
Van Zo Post Dutch
Dutch form of Post.
Vaquero Spanish
occupational name from vaquero "cowboy".
Varadarajan Indian, Hindi
Derived from Hindi वरदराजन (varadaraajan).
Varadkar Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from the name of the village of Varad in the Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra, India. A famous bearer is the Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar (1979-).
Varaev Chechen
Chechen surname of unknown meaning.
Varandi Estonian
Varandi is an Estonian surname derived from "varandus", meaning "property" and "belongings".
Värav Estonian
Värav is an Estonian surname meaning "gate/door".
Varb Estonian
Varb is an Estonian surname meaning "rod".
Varblane Estonian
Varblane is an Estonian surname meaning "sparrow".
Värbu Estonian
Värbu is an Estonian surname; a diminutive of "värb" meaning "sparrow".
Vardanian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Vardanyan.
Vardi Hebrew
From the given names Vered or Varda which means "rose" in Hebrew.
Vardjas Estonian
Vardjas is an Estonian surname meaning "keeper".
Vardy English
Variant of Verity. A name given to actors who played the part in the medieval travelling theatres.
Vareli Greek
Means "barrel" in Greek.
Vares Estonian
Vares is Estonian surname meaning "crow".
Varfolomeyeva Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Варфоломеев (see Varfolomeyev).
Vargeid Norwegian
Invented by Sverre Kristian (then) Olsen and his brother Willy Anfinn (also then) Olsen. They thought Olsen was boring, and invented the new Vargeid.
Varghese Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name Varghese, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
Vargiu Italian
From the name of a former settlement. Possibly from Latin varius, "many colours, variegated".
Vargo Hungarian
Comes from the surname Varga.
Vario Italian, Spanish
From the given name Vario. Also means "various" in Italian.
Värk Estonian
Värk is an Estonian surname meaning both "celebration" and "hootenanny", as well as "thing", "stuff", or a "job".
Varma Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit वर्मन् (varman) meaning "armour, protection".
Varnell English
Variant of Farnell. This form originated in southwestern England, where the change from F to V arose from the voicing of F that was characteristic of this area in Middle English.
Varner German
Habitational name for someone from Farn near Oberkirch, or Fahrnau near Schopfheim.
Varney English
From the French place name Vernay, derived from Gaulish verno- "alder" and the locative suffix -acum. A fictional bearer is the vampire Sir Francis Varney, the title character of the mid-19th-century gothic horror story Varney the Vampire; or, the Feast of Blood.
Varon French
From the old high german name Waro short form of given names with the element war "aware,cautious".
Varrak Estonian
Varrak is an Estonian surname meaning "rich/wealthy".
Varsonofyev Russian (Rare)
Means "son of Varsonofy"; rarely used as a surname.
Vartanyan Armenian
Variant transcription of Vardanyan.
Varughese Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name Varughese, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
Värv Estonian
Värv is an Estonian surname meaning "color" and "paint".
Vasa Old Swedish, Swedish (Archaic)
Swedish noble and former royal family. Possibly from vase meaning "bundle" or "withy". The name is believed to be a reference to the family's coat of arms. The most notable member of the family was Gustav Eriksson Vasa (1496-1560), later known as Gustav I of Sweden (in modern times known exclusively as Gustav Vasa)... [more]
Vasaio Italian
Italian for "potter."
Vasar Estonian
Vasar is an Estonian surname meaning "hammer".
Vasershteyn Yiddish
It literally means "water stone".
Vasey English
Derived from the Norman french word enveisie "playful, merry"
Vašićek Croatian
Variant and often a misspelling of Vašiček.
Vasilakis Greek
Means "son of Vasilis".
Vasilakos Greek
Patronymic from the Greek given name Vasilios and the suffix άκος (-akos) which is particularly associated with the Mani Peninsula in southwestern Peloponnese.
Vasilenko Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Vasylenko.
Vasilias Greek
From Greek meaning "king".
Vasiljević Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Vasilije".
Vasilov Bulgarian, Russian
Meaning "son of Vasil" in Russian and "from Bulgaria" in Bulgarian.
Vasin Russian
Derived from the given name Vasya.
Vask Estonian
Vask is an Estonian surname meaning "copper".
Vass English
Status name denoting a serf, Middle English, Old French vass(e), from Late Latin vassus, of Celtic origin. Compare Welsh gwas "boy", Gaelic foss "servant".
Vassallo Maltese
Rich people who formed part of the night of saint john "vassals"
Vassar French, English
Name indicating the status of "a vassal or serf" in feudal society.
Vasseur French
From Old French vavasour meaning "subvassal", a historical term used to refer to a tenant of a baron or lord who also had tenants under him.
Vassie French, English
Meaning "playful or merry" for a cheerful person.
Vasta Italian
Vasta is derived from the Italian word Vast. Vasta means wide in Italian. It is a common name in Italy preferably in Milan, Italy.
Västrik Estonian
Västrik is an Estonian surname meaning "wagtail (bird genus: Motacilla)".
Vasylyshyna Ukrainian
Feminine transcription of Ukrainian Василишин (see Vasylyshyn).
Vászoly Hungarian
From the given name Vászoly, the Hungarian form of Basil 1.
Vatanabe Japanese (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Watanabe more commonly used by ethnic Japanese living in parts of the former Soviet Union and Sakhalin Japanese residing on Sakhalin Island in Russia.
Vatatzis Greek
This surname is a diminutive form of the word βάτος, "bramble, briar", perhaps signifying a harsh character. Another possible origin is βατάκι, "ray fish".
Vati Indian
From given name Vati meaning "nature"
Vatistas Greek
From the Latin Batista which means "baptist", originally deriving from Greek βάπτω (bapto) meaning "to dip".
Vaughen Welsh
Variant of Vaughan.
Vaŭkovič Belarusian
Patronymic surname derived from Belarusian воўк (voŭk) meaning "wolf".
Vauquelin French
From the given name Vauquelin variant of Voclain.
Vaux French
French, English, and Scottish habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Vaux, from the Old French plural of val ‘valley’.
Vayayana Indigenous Taiwanese
Meaning unavailable.
Vayner Yiddish
Weiner is a surname or, in fact, the spelling of two different surnames originating in German and the closely related Yiddish language. In German, the name is pronounced vaɪnɐ(ʁ),of which the rare English pronunciation vaɪnər is a close approximation... [more]
Vayntrub Jewish
Russified form of Weintraub.
Vays Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of Weiss.
Vayseblum Yiddish
It literally means "white flower"
Vəzirov Azerbaijani
Means "son of the vizier", from the Arabic title وَزِير (wazīr) denoting a minister or high-ranking official in an Islamic government.
Vazquez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Vázquez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Vea Spanish, Galician
Habitational name, principally from Vea in Soria province, but in some cases from any of four places with the same name in Pontevedra province, Galicia.
Vea Norwegian
Habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named, from the plural of Old Norse viðr meaning "wood", "tree".
Veach Scottish
Variant of Veitch.
Veary English (British)
Veary is an English spelling of Scottish Gaelic Faries (meaning: fair, beautiful, or handsome).
Veca Italian
Southern Italian: possibly from vece ‘change’, ‘mutation’, ‘alternation’ (from Latin vix, vicis, plural vices), or from a pet form of a personal name formed with this element.
Vecchi Italian
Italian: patronymic or plural form of Vecchio, meaning "old".
Vecchio Italian
Means "old, aged" in Italian, originally used as a nickname for an older or oldest son or for someone who was prematurely grey or wrinkled.
Večeřa Czech
Means "supper". Pronounced "veh-cze-zha".
Vecino Spanish
Spanish form of Voisin.
Védő Hungarian
Means protector in Hungarian.
Vedriš Croatian
Derived from vedro, meaning "bright".
Vee Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads named Ve, for example in Hordaland and Sogn, from Old Norse "sacred place".
Veeber Estonian
Veeber is an Estonian surname, an Estonianization of the German surname "Weber".
Veedla Estonian
Veedla is an Estonian surname meaning "watery/waters area".
Veel Estonian
Veel is an Estonian surname meaning "still", "again", and "heretofore".
Veemaa Estonian
Veemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "water land".
Veenre Estonian
Veenre is an Estonian surname derived from "veen", meaning "vein".
Veeorg Estonian
Veeorg is an Estonian surname meaning "water valley/gully".
Veere Estonian
Veere is an Estonian surname meaning "rolling" and "avalanche".
Veeremaa Estonian
Veeremaa is an Estonian surname meaning "rolling land".
Veermäe Estonian
Veermäe is an Estonian surname meaning "border hill/mountain".
Veermets Estonian
Veermets is an Estonian surname meaning "border forest".
Veers German (Rare)
German variant of Weers.
Veesaar Estonian
Veesaar is an Estonian surname meaning "water island".
Veesalu Estonian
Veesalu is an Estonian surname meaning "water grove".
Veetamm Estonian
Veetamm is an Estonian surname meaning "water oak".
Veetõusme Estonian
Veetõusme is an Estonian surname meaning "water (vee) surge (tõusma)".
Veevers English
Means "dealer in foodstuffs" (from Old French vivres "victuals").
Veevo Estonian
Veevo is an Estonian surname derived from "veevool", meaning "watercourse".
Veiga Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician cognate of Vega.
Veikat Estonian
Veikat is an Estonian surname possibly an Estonianization of the German surname "Weikart".
Veilleux French
variant of veilleur, a night guard of nightwatch.
Veis German, Yiddish
Yiddish form of Weiss.
Veit German
From the given name Veit.
Veitch Scottish
Derived from the Latin word vacca which means "cow". This was either an occupational name for a cowherd or a nickname for a gentle person.
Vejas Spanish
An altered form of the surname Behar
Vējonis Latvian
Derived from the word vējš meaning "wind".
Velama Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting mainly agricultural laborers.
Vélez Spanish
Patronymic from the personal name Vela.
Vélez Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places in Andalusia called Vélez.
Velêz Portuguese
Possibly a habitational name from Vellés in Salamanca.
Velikanov Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from Russian великан (velikan) meaning "giant".
Velikov Bulgarian
Means "son of Veliko".
Velíšek Czech
Czech form of Velliscig.
Vella Maltese, Italian
Derived from Italian bella meaning "beautiful".
Vellala Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agricultural laborers.
Vellalan Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Vellala.
Veloso Spanish
From the Brazilian Spanish word for fast.
Velte German
German variant of Velten.
Velten Dutch, German
Dutch and German from a vernacular form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine 1).
Velten Norwegian
Norwegian habitational name from any of several farmsteads, mainly in Hedmark, named with velte ‘log pile’.
Venables English
Derives from Latin venabulum "long hunting spear".
Vendel Hungarian
From the given name Vendel.
Vendrell Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Venegas Spanish
From the hybridization of Ben, meaning "son" in Arabic or Jewish, and Ega(s), a medieval given name of Visigothic origin.
Venema Dutch
Linked to 'veen' or bog. Of the bog.
Veneracion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish veneración meaning "veneration."
Venezia Italian, Judeo-Italian
Habitational name from the city of Venice or from the region of Venetia, both of which are called Venezia in Italian.
Veneziano Italian
habitational name from veneziano "Venetian". Variant of Venezia
Veng Khmer
Meaning uncertain.
Vengerov Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian surname derived from the word венгр (vengr) meaning "Hungarian".
Venier Venetian
From the medieval name Venerius, meaning "of Venus, dedicated to Venus".
Venieris Greek
The Greek version of the Venetian surname Venier attested in Kythera, where the Venier family ruled on behalf of the Republic of Venice. Originally is thought that the surname derives from Venus.
Venini Italian
Possibly a patronymic from the medieval name Bene, meaning "good".
Venizelos Greek
From the baptismal name Benizelos, which is already in existence since the 16th century in Athens. Uncertain etymology, most likely to be of Italian origin, (Bene + angelo, the good angel, ie Evangelos)... [more]
Venkataraman Indian
From Sanskrit venkạteša ‘lord of Venkata hill’, an epithet of the god Vishnu (from venkạta ‘name of the hill’ + īša‘lord’).
Venkatesh Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Means "lord of Venkata", from Venkata, the name of a hill in southern India (see Venkata), combined with Sanskrit ईश (īśa) meaning "lord, master, husband" (see Isha).
Venn Welsh
at the "fen" or "bog"
Venosa Italian
Derived from a town named "Venosa".
Ventira Romansh
Derived from the given name Bonaventura.
Ventrelli Italian
Meaning 'small belly' from the Italian ventre (belly) and the diminutive suffix elli, meaning small or little.
Ventresca Italian
Meaning Unknown
Ventris English
Probably from a medieval nickname for a bold or slightly reckless person (from a reduced form of Middle English aventurous "venturesome"). It was borne by British architect and scholar Michael Ventris (1922-1956), decipherer of the Mycenaean Greek Linear B script.
Venturelli Italian
Especially used in Northern Italy
Venturini Italian
From the given name Venturino.
Venturino Italian
From the given name Venturino
Venzin Romansh
Derived from the given name Vincentius.
Venzor Mexican
Northern Mexican surname, possibly of Native American origin.
Vera Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Spain named Vera or La Vera from Spanish meaning "shore, bank".