All Submitted Surnames

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Yoshiyasu Japanese
From Japanese 吉 (yoshi), an alternative spelling of 吉し (yoshi) meaning "good luck" and 安 (yasu) meaning "peaceful, tranquil, safe, simple, ammonium".
Yoshizaki Japanese
From Japanese 吉 (yoshi) meaning "good luck" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Yoshizawa Japanese
Variant of Yoshisawa meaning "lucky swamp."
Yoshizawa Japanese
From Japanese 吉 (yoshi) meaning "good luck" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Yosifov Russian
Means "son of Iosif".
Yost American, Dutch, Afrikaans
Americanized spelling of Dutch surname Joost or German surname Jost
Yott French (Americanized)
Americanized form of French Huot (which is derived from a diminutive of the Old French personal name Hue).
Yott German (Americanized)
Americanized form of German Jott, a (now very rare) variant of Gott.
You Chinese
From Chinese 尤 (yóu) meaning "especially, particularly".
Youcef Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Youcef.
Youcefi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Algerian cognate of Yousfi.
Youens Scottish
comes from the Gaelic personal name Eógan, which comes from the Latin name, Eugenius, which means well born. Youens is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames.
Youk Korean
Variant transcription of Yuk.
Younas Urdu
Derived from the given name Yunus.
Younes Arabic
Variant transcription of Yunus.
Youngberg Swedish (Americanized), Jewish (Americanized)
Americanized form of Jewish Jungberg, composed of German jung "young" and berg "mountain, hill", or of Swedish Ljungberg.
Youngblood English
Americanisation of the German surname Jungbluth.
Younger English, American
English (mainly Borders) from Middle English yonger ‘younger’, hence a distinguishing name for, for example, the younger of two bearers of the same personal name. In one case, at least, however, the name is known to have been borne by an immigrant Fleming, and was probably an Americanized form of Middle Dutch jongheer ‘young nobleman’ (see Jonker)... [more]
Youngkin Scottish (?), Irish (?)
Possibly derived from Younkin; A Strathclyde-Briton family from the Scottish/English Borderlands was the first to use the surname Younkin. It is a name for a person who was very young, from the Old English word yong and yung... [more]
Youngman English
From Middle English yunge man "young servant", ultimately from Old English geong mann "young man".
Youngson English
Means "son of Young".
Younis Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Yunus.
Younus Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name Younus.
Yousaf Urdu
From the given name Yousaf.
Yousafzai Pashto
Means "son of Yusuf" in Pashto. A notable bearer is Malala Yousafzai (1997-), a Pakistani education and human rights activist and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Yousef Arabic
From the given name Yusuf.
Yousefi Persian
From the given name Yousef.
Yousefpour Persian
Means "son of Yousef".
Yousefzadeh Persian
From the given name Yousef and the Persian suffix زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Yousfi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Yusuf.
Yousif Arabic
From the given name Yusuf.
Yousri Arabic
Derived from the given name Yusri.
Yousry Arabic
Derived from the given name Yusri.
Youssef Arabic
From the given name Youssef.
Youssif Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Yusuf.
Youssouf Western African
From the given name Youssouf.
Yousuf Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Yusuf.
Yousufzai Pashto
Alternate transcription of Yousafzai.
Yovanovich Serbian
Anglicised form of Jovanović.
Yovel Hebrew
Means "jubilee" or "anniversary" in Hebrew, usually refers to a 50 years anniversary.
Yovnyi Ukrainian
its from the jewish people of Ukraine it comes from the jewish name Ivri
Yow Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Yao or Rao.
Yu Korean
Korean form of Liu, from Sino-Korean 劉 (yu).
Yuasa Japanese
From Japanese 湯 (yu) meaning "hot spring" and 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow".
Yube Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 弓部 (see Yumbe).
Yubuza Dungan
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from an Arabic name.
Yüce Turkish
Means "exalted, lofty, noble" in Turkish.
Yücel Turkish
Means "lofty, exalted" in Turkish.
Yuchengco Filipino
From the surnames Yu, Cheng, and Ko.
Yudas Indonesian, Swahili
From the given name Yudas.
Yudin Russian
Means "son of Yuda".
Yue Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Yu 2.
Yue Chinese
From Chinese 岳 (yuè) referring to the ancient title Tai Yue (太岳), which was used by officials in charge of sacrificial rituals on mountain sites.
Yueh Taiwanese
Alternate romanization of Yue chiefly used in Taiwan.
Yuengling German
"youngling" or a "young person"
Yuge Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 結解 (see Kekke).
Yugov Russian
Derived from Russian юг (yug) meaning "south".
Yuhanna Judeo-Arabic (?)
Yuhanna or John is one of the apostles of Christ, the prophet of Christians and the religion of Christianity, who believe that he ascended to heaven.
Yuhnomidoh Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 熊野御堂 (see Yūnomidō).
Yui Japanese
It is written three ways: 由 (yu) meaning "reason, cause" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mineshaft, pit". Or (yu) meaning the same as the latter, but with 比 (i) meaning "compare". Lastly, 油 (yu) can mean "oil" and (i) meaning the same as the first example.... [more]
Yuk Korean
From Sino-Korean 陸 (yuk/ryuk) meaning "dry land; land".
Yukawa Japanese
From Japanese 湯 (yu) meaning "hot spring" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Yukida Japanese (Rare)
Combination of Kanji Characters "雪" meaning "Snow", and "田" meaning "Rice Field".
Yukimatsu Japanese
Yuki can mean "snow" or "lucky" and matsu means "pine, for tree".
Yukimitsu Japanese
雪 (Yuki) means "snow" and 光 (mitsu) means "light, radiance".
Yukimiya Japanese
From Japanese, 雪 (yuki) meaning "snow" combined with 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace".
Yukimori Japanese
Means 'snow forest' from 'yuki' meaning 'snow' and 'mori' meaning 'forest'.
Yukino Japanese
Yuki means "snow" and no means "plain, field, wilderness".
Yukishita Japanese
Yuki means "snow" and shita means "under".
Yukitō Japanese
From Japanese 雪 (yuki) meaning "snow" and 藤 (tō) meaning "wisteria".
Yukitomo Japanese
Yuki means "snow" and tomo means "friend".
Yukiyama Japanese
This surname combines 幸 (kou, saiwa.i, sachi, shiawa.se, yuki) meaning "blessing, fortune, happiness," 雪 (setsu, yuki) meaning "snow" or 行 (an, gyou, kou, -i.ki, -iki, i.ku, okona.u, oko.nau, -yu.ki, -yuki, yu.ku) meaning "going, journey" with 山 (san, sen, yama) meaning "mountain."... [more]
Yukiyasu Japanese
Yuki can mean "snow" or "luck" and yasu means "peace, relax, cheap".
Yukizome Japanese
From Japanese 雪染 (yukizome) meaning "snow prints, dyed snow".
Yukkupicio Cahita
It literally means "drizzle".
Yüksek Turkish
Means "high, lofty, great, noble" in Turkish.
Yüksel Turkish
Means "increase, rise, ascend" in Turkish.
Yukumoto Japanese
Yuku means "conduct, go, travel, line, row" and moto means "origin, source, root".
Yuldoshev Tajik
Tajik form of Yuldashev.
Yule Medieval English
Nickname for someone who was born on Christmas Day or had some other connection with this time of year, from Middle English yule ‘Christmastide’ (Old English geol, reinforced by the cognate Old Norse term jól).
Yumbe Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 弓 (yun), a contraction of 弓 (yumi) meaning "bow, archery" and 部 (be) meaning "division", possibly referring to a fighter who specialized in archery.
Yumehara Japanese
From Japanese 夢 (yume) means "dream" and 原 (hara) means "field".
Yumekawa Japanese
Yumekawa means yume (夢) means "dream" and kawa (川) means "river", so this means "dream river".
Yumeno Japanese
yumeno means "dream field" the kanji used for this name are 夢 (yume) meaning " dream" and 野 (no) meaning "field".
Yumi Japanese
Yu means "cause, reason, logic" and mi means "beauty". ... [more]
Yumibe Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 弓部 (see Yumbe).
Yunbe Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 弓部 (see Yumbe).
Yung Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Rong or Weng.
Yung Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Rong.
Yūnomidō Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 熊野御堂 (see Kumanomidō).
Yunomido Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 熊野御堂 (see Yūnomidō).
Yunus Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Yunus.
Yupanqui Quechua (Hispanicized)
Hispanicized form of Quechua yupanki meaning "accountant".
Yurchak Polish (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Polish Jurczak.
Yurchenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Yuriy.
Yurchuk Ukrainian
Another form of Yurchenko.
Yuriev m Russian
Means “son of Yuri 1".
Yurovsky Russian, Jewish, Polish (Anglicized)
Habitational name from Yurovo, or anglicization of Polish cognate Jurowski.
Yurovskyi Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Jurowski.
Yusa Japanese
From Japanese 遊 (yu) meaning "play" and 佐 (sa) meaning "help, aid".
Yusef Persian, Arabic
From the given name Yusuf.
Yusein Bulgarian
From the given name Yusein.
Yusifov Azerbaijani
Means “son of Yusif”.
Yusifova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Yusifov.
Yusifzadə Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Yousefzadeh.
Yuson Filipino
From Hokkien 楊孫 (iûⁿ-sun), derived from 楊 (iûⁿ) meaning "willow, poplar, aspen" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild". It could also be from 余孫 (û-sun), derived from 余 (û) meaning "surplus" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild".
Yusov Russian
Derived from Russian юс (yus) meaning "(either little or big) yus".
Yusuf Arabic, Somali, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Yusuf.
Yusufov Tajik, Uzbek, Dagestani
Means "son of Yusuf".
Yusufova Tajik, Uzbek, Dagestani
Feminine transcription of Yusufov.
Yusufzai Pashto
Alternate transcription of Yousafzai.
Yuuma Japanese
From the Japanese 遊 (yu) "recreation," "fun" and 馬 (uma, ma or ba) "horse."
Yuunomidou Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 熊野御堂 (see Yūnomidō).
Yuyamido Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 熊野御堂 (see Yuyamidō).
Yuyamidō Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 熊野御堂 (see Kumanomidō).
Yuyamidoh Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 熊野御堂 (see Yuyamidō).
Yuyamidou Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 熊野御堂 (see Yuyamidō).
Yuze Korean
유(yu) means You, and 즈(ze) means increase.
Yuzuki Japanese
From Japanese 柚 (yuzu) meaning "grapefruit, pomelo, citrus fruit" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
Yuzurihara Japanese
Means "the field of the gentle Village". From the Japanese words Yasuri (gentle village) and Hara (plain, field).
Yvanov Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Ivanov.
Yvenson English
Meaning, "son of Evan" or "son of Ivan."
Yzeiraj Albanian
Means "descendant of Yzeir" in Albanian.
Zaalishvili Georgian
Means "son of Zaal".
Žaba Belarusian
Belarusian Latin spelling of Zhaba.
Zabaleta Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the vicinity of the tower house in the Navarrese municipality of Lesaka or the neighborhood of the municipality of Nabarniz.
Žabek Croatian
From žaba, meaning "frog".
Zabel German
The surname has multiple meanings. It may come from a Slavic given name, or the High German word zabel, meaning "board game" - given, perhaps, as a nickname to those who played many board games.
Zabka German
From Polish zaba meaning "frog", of Slavic origin.
Zacatenco Spanish (Mexican)
One who came from Zacatecas.
Záček Czech
Žáček means "small school boy" in Czech. A famous bearer is Chicagoan writer Dennis Začek.
Zach German
German and Czech from the personal name Zach a short form of Zacharias or in Czech Zachariáš... [more]
Zachar Jewish, Hungarian, Russian, Slovak, Belarusian
Derived from the Hebrew word זָכַר (zakhar) meaning "to remember". As a surname it can also derive from the given name Zakhar (Zechariah) that shares this etymology.
Zachariah English
From the given name Zachariah
Zachary English
A reference to Sacheverell, a location in Normandy. May also refer to the given name Zacharias, meaning "to remember God," or "the Lord recalled."
Zacher English
A reference to Sacheverell, a location in Normandy. May also refer to the given name Zacharias, meaning "to remember God," or "the Lord recalled."
Zachmann German
Extended form of Zach.
Zachos Greek
A shortened version of Zacharias.
Zachow German
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer of this name is Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, a organist, musician, and composer who lived from 1663 to 1712. Zachow, Wisconsin is an unincorporated community named after a local landowner, William Zachow.
Zachry English
A reference to Sacheverell, a location in Normandy. May also refer to the given name Zacharias, meaning "to remember God," or "the Lord recalled."
Zackert English, German
An Americanization of the German surnames Zacher and Zachert. It comes from a vernacular form of the personal name Zacharias.
Zackowski English (American)
Americanized version of the surname Zakowski
Zada Pashto
Derived from Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Zadeh Persian
From Persian زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring (of)", also often used as a suffix for patronymic-based Persian surnames.
Zadran Pashto
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Pashtun tribe inhabiting Afghanistan and Waziristan (Pakistan).
Zadravec Croatian, Slovene
Denotes a person living near the Drava river.
Zadzisai Shona
Zadzisai means "you must fulfil - a pledge or promise". The name is given as a reminder to fulfil a pledge or promise.
Zændžiaty Ossetian
From the Persian word zangi meaning "Dark Skinned". Zangiev and Zangief are variants.
Zaewa Russian
meaning unknown. female form of ZAEW
Zafar Urdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name Zafar.
Zafari Persian
From the given name Zafar.
Zafeiriou Greek
Means "son of Zafeiris".
Žagar Slovene
Means "sawyer", from žaga ''saw''.
Žagars Latvian
Means "stick".
Zager German
habitational name from ZAGER, a place near Wollin
Zaghloul Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "squab, young dove" in Egyptian Arabic.
Zago Italian
Probably from Venetian zago "alter boy", or someone preparing to become a priest. Alternately, may derive from a toponym, such as Massanzago, Lorenzago, Cazzago, Vanzago, or Sozzago.
Zagórowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either the Lesser Polish village of Zagórowa or the Greater Polish town of Zagórów.
Zagurski Polish
Derived from the Polish places Zagórz and Zagórze. Also given to those who lived on the side of a hill opposite a main settlement - za means "beyond" and góra means "hill".
Zaharia Romanian
From the given name Zaharia.
Zahavi Hebrew, Jewish
From Hebrew זהב (zahav) meaning "gold", commonly used as a replacement for Ashkenazi surnames containing the element gold, such as Goldman, Goldstein or Goldberg.
Zahedi Persian
From the given name Zahid.
Zaheed Bengali, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Zahid.
Zaheer Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of Zahir.
Zaher Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Zaher.
Zahi Arabic
From the given name Zahi.
Zahid Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Zahid.
Zahidov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Zahid".
Zahidova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Zahidov.
Zahir Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Bengali
From the given name Zahir.
Zahiri Persian, Arabic
From the given name Zahir.
Zahirović Bosnian
Means "son of Zahir".
Zahm Medieval German
Zahm is a nickname from Middle High German Zam meaning "tame".
Zahn German
Zahn was a nickname given to a person with a peculiar tooth or a strange or defective set of teeth. It comes from the Middle High German Zan(t), which means "tooth".
Zähne German
The German surname Zähne is derived from the Middle High German word "zan," which means "tooth." It is believed that the surname takes its origin from a nickname, most likely bestowed on the original bearer due to either a prominent tooth or a missing tooth.
Zahner German
Name given to people who lived in Zahna, near Wittenberg.
Zahniser German
Alteration of German Zahneisen and/or Zahnhäuser and/or Zahneiser... [more]
Zahornacky South Slavic (Americanized, Modern, Rare)
Zahornacky is the americanized version of name Zahornitski, meaning “The people from over the mountain”. The name has roots in Czechoslovakian and Polish decent.
Zahra Maltese, Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Zahra.
Zahrani Arabic
From the Arabic زهراني (zahran) meaning "flowering, blossoming"; ultimately from زَهْرَة (zahra) meaning "flower, blossom" (see Zahrah)... [more]
Zahraoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "related to Zahra" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
Zähring German, German (East Prussian)
referred to a person from a place called Zehring. Also could refer to a person connected to the Zähringer dynasty that ruled in Southwestern Germany in the 17th century.
Zaib Urdu
From the given name Zaib.
Zaicikas Lithuanian
Could mean "rabbit"
Zaid Arabic
From the given name Zaid.
Zaidan Arabic
Derived from the given name Zaydan.
Zaïdi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Zaidi chiefly used in the Maghreb and influenced by French orthography.
Zaidi Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Zaid.
Žáik Slovak
Slovak form of Zak.
Zaim Turkish
Zaim may be a representation of the male Arabic given name Za'im / Zaeim (Arabic: ضعیم / زاعِم/ زاعيم‎), meaning leader, chief. Correspondingly al-Za'im (Arabic: الزعيم‎) means "the leader".
Zaimi Albanian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Zaim.
Zaimoğlu Turkish
Means "son of Zaim".
Zain Arabic
From the given name Zayn.
Zaitsev Russian
From zaits, meaning "hare".
Zajączkowski Polish
A habitational name that was given to someone from any of the various places named Zajączki, Zajączkowo, or Zajączków (which were named for 'zajączek', a diminutive of the Polish word 'zając', meaning ‘hare’.)
Zajc Slovene
From zajec, meaning "hare".
Žák Czech
Czech form of Zak.
Zak Polish
A nickname given to youthful or studious people. Comes from the Polish zak, meaning "student" or "schoolboy". It originally meant "novice" or "candidate for the priesthood", and so in some cases it is perhaps a nickname for someone who had been destined for holy orders.
Zakareishvili Georgian
Meaning unknown.
Zakaria Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Zakariyya.
Zakarian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Zakaryan.
Zakariya Arabic
Arabic surname derived from the name of the prophet Zechariah.
Zakariyya Dhivehi, Arabic
From the given name Zakariyya.
Zakaryan Armenian
Means "son of Zakar".
Zaken Hebrew
Means "old man" in Hebrew.
Zakhaev Russian
Russian surname, likely a derivative of the given name Zakhey combined with the Russian suffix "-ev" ("of"), therefore meaning "of Zakhey."... [more]
Zakharian Armenian (Ukrainianized), Russian (Ukrainianized), Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of the Armenian & Russian surname Zakharyan.
Zakharyan Armenian, Russian
Means "son of Zakhar" with the Armenian suffix yan.
Zaki Arabic
From the given name Zaki.
Zakimi Okinawan (Japanized)
Japanese reading of Japanese Kanji 座喜味 (see Jachimi).
Zakir Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Zakir.
Zaķis Latvian
Means "hare".
Zəkiyev m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Zəki".
Zəkiyeva f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Zəkiyev.
Zakowski Polish
a Polish surname which is most frequent in the cities of Warszawa, Płońsk and Bydgoszcz in central Poland and is also to be found as Zakowski among the Polish diaspora.
Zakrisson Swedish
Means "son of Zakris" in Swedish.
Zakuro Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 柘榴 (Zakuro) meaning "Zakuro", an area in the town of Seika in the district of Sōraku in the prefecture of Kyōto in Japan.
Zaky Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Zaki chiefly used in Egypt.
Zalbidea Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the commune in the French canton of Bidaxunerria, Amikuze eta Oztibarre or the neighborhood of the municipality of Urduliz in the Spanish comarca of Uribe Kosta.
Zaldibar Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the comarca of Durangaldea. It’s Castilianized form is Zaldívar.
Zaldívar Basque, Spanish
Derived from Basque zaldi meaning "horse" combined with ibar meaning "valley". This is also the name of a town in Biscay, Spain.