All Submitted Surnames

usage
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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.
Yan Chinese
颜 means color.
Yan Chinese
From Chinese 严 (yán) meaning "strict, solemn, stern".
Yan Chinese
From Chinese 阎 (yán) meaning "gate", also referring to a fief that existed in the ancient state of Jin in what is now Shanxi province.
Yanagawa Japanese
From Japanese 柳 (yana) meaning "willow" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
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.
Yanagida Japanese
From Japanese 柳 (yanagi) meaning "willow" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Yanagihara Japanese
From Japanese 柳 (yanagi) meaning "willow" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Yanagimi Japanese
Yanagi means "willow" and mi means "viewpoint, outlook".
Yanagimoto Japanese
Yanagi means "Willow" and Moto means "Source, Root, Origin."
Yanagisawa Japanese
From Japanese 柳 (yanagi) meaning "willow" and 沢 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Yanagiya Japanese
From Japanese 柳 (yanagi) meaning "willow" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".
Yanai Japanese
From the Japanese 矢 (ya) "arrow" and 内 (nai or uchi) "inside."
Yanar Turkish
Means "burns, lights, combusts" in Turkish.
Yanase Japanese
From Japanese 柳 (yana) meaning "willow" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current".
Yanase Japanese
From Japanese 簗 (yana) meaning "fish trap" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current".
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 1.
Yang Korean
Korean form of Liang, from Sino-Korean 梁 (yang).
Yanık Turkish
Means "burn, scald" in Turkish.
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.
Yanshiji Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 薬師寺 or 藥師寺 (see Yakushiji).
Yanson Filipino
From Hokkien 燕孫 (iàn-sun), derived from 燕 (iàn) meaning "swallow (bird)" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild".
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.
Yapıcı Turkish
Means "builder, maker, constructor" in Turkish.
Yapontsev m Russian
Denotes to a Japanese person.
Yapp English (British)
Derives from Old English ġēap meaning "crooked, bent" and could either refer to a cunning person or someone with crooked features (e.g. curved nose). Famous bearers of this name include English botanist Richard Henry Yapp and Sir Stanley Graham Yapp, Labour politician and first leader of West Midlands County Council.
Yaprak Turkish
Means "leaf" in Turkish.
Yaqoob Arabic
From the given name Yaqub.
Yaqoub Arabic
Derived from the given name Yaqub.
Yaqub Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Yaqub.
Yaqubov Azerbaijani, Uzbek
Means "son of Yaqub".
Yaqubova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Yaqubov.
Yaqubzadə Azerbaijani
Means "born of Yaqub".
Yarar Turkish
Means "benefit, profit, gain" in Turkish.
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.
Yardım Turkish
Means "help, aid" in Turkish.
Yardımcı Turkish
Means "helper, assistant, aide" in Turkish.
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".
Yarger English (American)
Americanized form of German Järger or Jerger
Yari Japanese
From the kanji 槍, meaning spear. Other kanji combinations are also possible.
Yarian English
Americanized form of Irion.
Yarimizo Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 鑓 (yari) meaning "sword" and 溝 (mizo) meaning "ditch; drain".
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.
Yarwood English
habitational name from Yarwood Heath in Rostherne Cheshire earlier Yarwode. The placename derives from Old English earn "eagle" or gear "yair enclosure for catching fish" and wudu "wood".
Yaryan English
Americanized form of Irion.
Yarzagaray Spanish (Caribbean), Papiamento (?)
Aruban surname of Basque origin.
Yaşar Turkish
From the given name Yaşar.
Yaseen Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Yasin.
Yasenov Bulgarian
Means "son of Yasen".
Yaser Arabic
Derived from the given name Yasir.
Yashima Japanese
From Japanese 八 (ya) meaning "eight" and 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
Yashin Russian
Means "son of Yasha", a Russian diminutive of Yakov. This surname was borne by the Soviet soccer goalkeeper Lev Yashin (1929-1990).
Yashina Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Я́шин (see Yashin).
Yasin Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Yasin.
Yasir Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Yasir.
Yasmin Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Yasmin.
Yasohachi Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 八十八 (yasohachi), the characters broken down from a single character 米 (kome) meaning "rice".
Yasser Arabic
From the given name Yasir.
Yassin Arabic
From the given name Yasin.
Yassir Arabic
Derived from the given name Yasir.
Yasue Japanese
From Japanese 安 (yasu) meaning "peace, quiet" and 江 (e) meaning "bay, inlet".
Yasuhiko Japanese
Yasu means "peace, even, level, cheap, inexpensive, relax" and hiko means "prince".
Yasuhiro Japanese
From Japanese 安 (yasu) meaning "peace, quiet" combined with 央 (hiro) meaning "centre, middle". Other Kanji combinations are possible.... [more]
Yasuhiru Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 安蒜 (see Ambiru).
Yasui Japanese
Yasu (安) "Relaxed, Cheap" and I (井) "Well, Mineshaft ".
Yasui Japanese
From Japanese 安 (yasu) meaning "calm, peaceful, tranquil" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Yasuki Japanese
Yasu means "Relax, Cheap" and Ki mean "Tree". Yasuki is also a first name.
Yasumatsu Japanese
Yasu means "relax, peaceful, cheap, inexpensive" and matsu means "pine, fir tree".
Yasumi Japanese
Yasu meaning ‘Restful’ and Mi meaning ‘one’s self/yourself’
Yasumoro Japanese
Variant reading of Amuro.
Yasumoto Japanese
From 安 (yasu, an) meaning "relax, cheap, inexpensive" and 元 (moto) meaning "origin".
Yasumuro Japanese
Variant reading of Amuro.
Yasunami Japanese
Means "calm wave" in Japanese.
Yasunishi Japanese
yasu means "Peace,Quiet" and nishi means "West". See Anzai for alternative, but similar meaning.
Yasura Japanese
Yasu means "cheap, relax, peace" and ra means "good".
Yasura Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 安良 (Yasura) meaning "Yasura", a former village in the former district of Izushi in the former Japanese province of Tajima in parts of present-day Hyōgo, Japan.
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.
Yasuryo Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 安良 (see Yasuryō).
Yasuryō Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 安良 (see Yasura).
Yasusan Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 安蒜 (see Ambiru).
Yasutomi Japanese
Yasu means "relax, cheap, peace" and tomi means "wealth, abundance".
Yasuyama Japanese
安 (Yasu) means "peaceful, rested, relax, cheap, low" and 山 (yama) means "mountain".
Yata Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 八田 (see Hatta).
Yataba Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 八田羽 (see Hattawa).
Yatano Japanese (Rare)
Variant of Hatta, added Japanese 野 (no) meaning "field; plains".
Yatsuda Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 八田 (see Hatta).
Yatsuka Japanese
From Japanese 八 (ya) meaning "eight" and 束 (tsuka) meaning "bundle, bunch, sheaf".
Yatsuta Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 八田 (see Hatta).
Yatsuyama Japanese
Variant reading of Hachiyama.
Yatteau French (Acadian)
I was always told it was French
Yau Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Qiu.
Yauchi Japanese
From Japanese 矢 (ya) meaning "arrow" and 内 (uchi) meaning "inside".
Yaun Dutch (Americanized)
Americanized form of Jahn.
Yavari Persian
Derived from Persian یاور (yavar) meaning "assistant, supporter".
Yavaş Turkish
Means "slow, calm, soft" in Turkish.
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").
Yaya Western African
From the given name Yaya.
Yayama Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Hachiyama.
Yayla Turkish
Means "mountain pasture, highland, plateau" in Turkish.
Yaylacıoğlu Turkish
Means "descendant of the nomad" from Turkish yaylacı meaning "nomad, highlander, transhumant".
Yazaki Japanese
A variant of Yasaki.... [more]
Yazar Turkish
Means "writer, author" in Turkish.
Yazawa Japanese
From Japanese 矢 (ya) meaning "arrow" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Yazawa Japanese
From Japanese 谷 (ya) meaning "valley" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Yazbeck Arabic
Variant transcription of Yazbek.
Yazdi Persian
Indicated a family or person from the city of Yazd in Iran
Yazıcı Turkish
Means "writer" or "clerk" in Turkish.
Yaziji Turkish, Arabic
Arabic surname of Turkish origin meaning “clerk” or “writer”. Alternate spelling to Yazıcı.
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).
Yeager English, Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of German Jäger.
Yeap Chinese (Hakka), Chinese (Hokkien)
Hakka and Hokkien romanization of Ye.
Yeardley English
Means "enclosed meadow" in Old English, from Old English g(e)ard (“fence, enclosure”) + lēah (“woodland, clearing”).
Yeasmin Bengali
From the given name Yeasmin.
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".
Yefimova Russian
Feminine form of Yefimov.
Yefimovich Russian
Grigori Yefimovich who is best known as "Rasputin" was a Russian peasant, mystic and private adviser to the Romanovs (Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Tsarina Alexandra in the early 20th century).
Yefremov Russian
Means "son of Yefrem"
Yeganeh Persian
Means "unique" in Persian.
Yeh Chinese
Variant romanization of Ye.
Yehezkel Jewish
From the given name Yehezkel.
Yehia Arabic
From the given name Yahya.
Yehya Arabic, Uyghur
From the given name Yehya.
Yel Turkish
Means "wind, breeze" in Turkish.
Yelich Serbian (Anglicized, Rare)
Yelich is an Anglicized spelling of the last name Jelić.
Yelley English (British)
The surname Yelley was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed... [more]
Yellman English
Yellman comes from the English words yell and man creating Yellman. The last name Yellman was also given to a person who consistently yelled a lot.
Yellow English
Nickname for someone who has yellow hair; wore yellow clothing or has a yellow complexion
Yelnats Literature
Invented by Louis Sacher for his novel "Holes". The name was created because it is Stanley spelled backwards. Stanley Yelnats IV is the main character in the novel.
Yeltsin m Russian
Possibly from Russian word ель (jel') meaning "spruce, fir" and the relational suffix -ин (-in).
Yemelyanov Russian
Means "son of Yemelyan".
Yemelyanova Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Емельянов (see Yemelyanov).
Yemen Arabic
From the Given Name YEMEN.
Yen Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese 严 (see Yan).
Yener Turkish
From the given name Yener.
Yeni Turkish
Means "new" in Turkish.
Yeo Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Yang.
Yeoh Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Yang.
Yeong Korean
Korean form of Yang, from Sino-Korean 楊 (yeong) meaning "willow".
Yeow Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Yao.
Yepes Spanish
Habitational name from Yepes in the province of Toledo (named as Hippo or Hipona in or before Roman times).
Yerbabuena Spanish (Latin American)
From Spanish yerba buena meaning "good herb"
Yerian English
Americanized form of Irion.
Yerkes German (Americanized)
Americanized spelling of German and Dutch Jerkes, a patronymic from the personal name Jerke.
Yermolayev Russian
Means "son of Yermolai".
Yesayan Armenian
Means "son of Yesay".
Yeşil Turkish
Means "green" in Turkish.
Yesmin Bengali
Variant of Yasmin.
Yesua Indonesian
From the given name Yesua, a variant of Yeshua. This surname is found among Indonesian populations.
Yeter Turkish
Means "enough, sufficient" in Turkish.
Yetim Turkish
Means "orphan" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic يتيم (yatim).
Yetman English
"gate keeper"
Yett English
Derived from the Old English word geat, meaning gate.
Yetts English
Variant of Yates
Yeukai Shona
Yeukai means "Remember". This name is given as a call to remember a particular event or to remember one's origins.
Yevdokimov Russian
Means "son of Yevdokim".
Yevdokimova Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Евдокимов (see Yevdokimov).
Yevstigneyeva Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Евстигнеев (see Yevstigneyev).
Yewdale English
Derived from Yewdale, which is the name of a village near the town of Skelmersdale in Lancashire. Its name means "valley of yew trees", as it is derived from Middle English ew meaning "yew tree" combined with Middle English dale meaning "dale, valley".... [more]
Yfantis Greek
Means tailor in Greek.
Yiannopoulos Greek
Means son of Yianni, a famous bearer of this name is Milo Yiannopolous (1983-).
Yick Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Yi.
Yiğit Turkish
From the given name Yiğit.
Yiğitoğlu Turkish
Means "son of Yiğit".
Yıldırım Turkish
From the given name Yıldırım.
Yim Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Yan.
Yim Khmer
Meaning uncertain, probably of Chinese origin.
Yin Chinese
From Chinese 殷 (yīn) referring to the ancient city of Yin, which existed in what is now Henan province and served as the capital of the Shang dynasty (which reigned from 1600 to 1045 BC and was also called Yin).