All Submitted Surnames

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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.
Zale English, Polish (Anglicized)
Possibly from a Polish surname, the meaning of which is uncertain (it may have been a variant of the surname Zalas which originally indicated one who lived "on the other side of the wood", from za "beyond" and las "forest").
Zalick English
Comes from the Greek surname Tsalikis.
Zalilov Tatar, Bashkir, Uzbek, Tajik
Variant transcription of Zhalilov.
Zalinsky Polish (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Zieliński, variant of Zielinsky.
Žaliūkas Lithuanian
From žaliūkas meaning "young, strong, healthy man", related to žalias meaning "green".
Zalmai Afghan, Pashto
From the Pashto given name Zalmai.
Zalman Yiddish
From the given name Zalman, a Yiddish diminutive of Solomon.
Zalusky Ukrainian
Derives from the Slavic word zalew, meaning "bay" or "flooded area". Given to families who lived near water or areas that flooded often.
Zamani Persian
From the given name Zaman.
Zamanian Persian
From the given name Zaman.
Zamanova f Azerbaijani, Bashkir
Feminine form of Zamanov.
Zamarripa Basque
Habitational name of the city and province of Zamora, which is located on the Duero in northwest Spain. Because of its strategic position, the city was disputed during the Middle Ages, first between the Christians and Moors, then between the kingdoms of Leon and Castille.
Zambon Italian, Italian (Swiss)
Derived from the given name Zambono, istself a northeastern variant of Giambono.
Zamboni Italian, Italian (Swiss), Romansh
Italian patronymic form of Zambon.
Zambrana Spanish
Likely comes from a town of the same name in Spain.
Zamechanskiy Russian, Jewish
Meaning is unknown, but it is a Russian Jewish last name.
Zamfir Romanian
From zamfir, a variant of the Slavonic word samfir or safir meaning "sapphire".
Zamfirescu Romanian
Means "son of Zamfir" in Romanian.
Zamloch German (Austrian)
Altered, likely Americanized or Germanized, version of the Czech surname Zemlicka. Zemlicka derives from žemle, meaning "bread roll," and was a name given to bakers.... [more]
Żammit Maltese
Maltese form of the Sicilian name Zammito.
Zammit Berber, Northern African
Tunisian Berber name of unknown meaning.
Zamonte Filipino (Rare, ?)
Possibly a variant of Samonte.
Zamora Spanish
Comes from the ancient city of Zamora in Northwest Spain. It means "wild olives."
Zamudio Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Zanamwe Southern African
Zimbabwean Surname, originally from the Chivi area, shona speaking people of the Shumba(lion) totem originate from the Masvingo province, Mwenezi, Chitanga,Chikombedzi, Boli Chibwedziva. Some migrated to the Mashonaland East province Mhondoro area and assumed the Moyo(heart) totem
Zañartu Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous rural district in the municipality of Oñati.
Zanbrana Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Zanda Italian
From Sardinian zanda "field poppy".
Zandegiacomo Italian
Zandegiacomo's migrated to America and changed the name to Zandi.
Zandvoort Dutch
Built on ancient words that mean "Sand-Ford, -Crossing" (also the name of a Village, Municipality and Beach Resort in North Holland (Netherlands), a Hamlet in Lingewaard, Gelderland (Netherlands), and a Neighborhood of Baarn, Utrect (Netherlands)).... [more]
Zane English
Meaning unknown. It could be a Americanization of the German surname Zahn. Zane 1 is also used as a given name.
Zangara Italian
Southern Italian: from a feminine form of Zangaro ( see Zangari ).
Zangiev Ossetian, Soviet, Russian, Popular Culture
The Russified Soviet and Modern Russian form of the Ossetian surname Зæнджиаты Zændžiaty. A famous user of it is wrestler Victor Zangiev, himself the inspiration for Zangief of Street Fighter fame.
Zangoza Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese city.
Zani Italian
Comes from the personal name Z(u)an(n)i, a northeastern (Venetian) form of Gianni (from Giovanni, Italian equivalent of John). Zani or Zanni is a comic figure in the Commedia del’Arte, and the surname may be a nickname derived from this use, which is also the origin of the English word zany.
Zanini Italian
The surname Zanini or Zanin was given to the descendants of Giovanni (John). It originates from the diminutive of the Venetian variant of Zani, being Zanino.
Zanjani Persian
Indicated a person from the Iranian city of Zanjan.
Zanni Italian
From the first name Gianni, which derives from Giovanni, which is the Italian version of John, which means "the grace/mercy of the Lord." ... [more]
Zanotti Italian
Comes from a pet form of Zani.
Zanto German
Unknown origin and history.
Zanugg Romansh
Derived from a diminutive form of the given name Gian.
Zanussi Friulian, Italian
Zanussi is best known as the surname of an influential Italian inventor from Brugnera in Friulia. The name likely comes from zanuso meaning ‘sedge’ in Italian.
Zaouche Berber, Northern African
Kabyle name of unknown meaning.
Zapanta Filipino, Tagalog, Hiligaynon
Of Hiligaynon origin and uncertain meaning.
Zapata Spanish
Occupational surname for a shoemaker, from Spanish zapato meaning "shoe". It can also be considered a habitational name for someone originally from any of the various locations in Spain called Zapata.
Zapato Spanish
Means "shoe" in Spanish.
Zapheiropoulos Greek
Meaning descendant of Zapheiris, the name Zapheiris is translated to sapphire.
Zappone Italian
Possibly from an augmentative form of Zappa.
Zarafshan Persian
Means "spreader of gold" in Persian, from زر (zar) meaning "gold" and افشان (afshan) meaning "spreader, scatterer".
Zaragoza Spanish, Aragonese
Name given to someone who was from the city Zaragoza in the Aragon region in Spain.
Zárate Spanish
Habitational surname meaning "entrance to the grove coppice".
Zarate Basque
Named after Zarate, a place in Araba province, Spain. Zarate comes from the Basque word zara, meaning "thicket".
Zarautz Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Zárauz Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Zarautz.
Zare Persian
Derived from Arabic زارع (zari') meaning "farmer".
Zarei Persian
Derived from Arabic زارع (zari') meaning "farmer".
Zaremba Polish
Name for a woodcutter, derived from Polish zarabac, meaning ''to hack or chop''.
Zargari Persian
Derived from Persian زرگر‎‎ (zargar) meaning "goldsmith", ultimately from زر (zar) "gold".
Zarn Romansh
Derived from the given name Balthazar.
Zarta South American
Chiefly used in Colombia.
Zarubina Russian
Famous bearer: Olga Zarubina (Ольга Зарубина), Soviet/Russian singer. ... [more]
Zarvishenko Ukrainian
The surname Zarvishenko is the Ukrainian version of the Urdu name "Zarvish"
Zasimovič Belarusian
Means "son of Zasim".
Zaslavski Russian, Jewish
Variant transcription of Zaslavsky. A notable music producer ZEDD's real name is Anton Zaslavski.
Zaslavsky Russian, Jewish
Name for someone from the city of Iziaslav (or Zaslav) in Ukraine, derived from the given name Iziaslav.
Zatarain Basque
From the Biscayan and Gipuzkoan dialects of Basque; topographic surname meaning someone who lived or lives near a Shrub tree.
Zatz Jewish
Abbreviation of the Hebrew phrase Zera TSadikim "seed of the righteous", assumed in a spirit of pious respect for one’s ancestors.
Zaun German
From a topographical name from Middle High German zun "fence, hedge" the German cognitive to Anglo-Saxon tun.
Žaŭniarovič Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian жаўнер (žaŭnier) meaning "soldier (of the Polish army)", borrowed from Polish żołnierz via German Söldner.
Zavarzina Russian
Feminine form of Zavarzin.
Zavattari Italian, French, Spanish, Romanian
A derivation of the Old French word 'savate'... [more]
Žavbi Slovene
The surname is mostly tied to prefession but can also be based off of certain personality traits or profession. It comes from the word "žavba", ointment, cream.
Zavos Greek
Used for someone who has a weird character or is considered stupid, found as a surname in Greek, probably derives from the word ζαβολιά (zavolia)which means cheating.
Zay French
Frenchified form of German See.
Zayas Spanish, Caribbean
Derives from the Basque word 'zai', meaning watchman or guard.
Zayasu Japanese
From Japanese 座 (Za) meaning "squat; seat; cushion; gathering; sit" and 安 (Yasu) meaning "relax; cheap; low; quiet; rested; contented; peaceful".
Zaychik Russian, Jewish
Means "bunny" in Russian.
Zaydan Arabic
Derived from the given name Zaydan.
Zaydman Jewish
Russian variant of Seidman.
Zayka Ukrainian
Means "bunny".
Zazai Pashto
Meaning uncertain.
Zazzara Italian
Ancient and very noble Lazio family, with residence in the city of Viterbo, known as Zazzara or Zazzera, of clear and ancestral virtue, which has spread over the centuries in various regions of Italy.
Zbären German (Swiss)
Zbären means "Bear hunter".
Zbirak Ukrainian (Rare), Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Polish 'zbierac' meaning to collect or gather
Zbornak American
Zbornak is a surname. A famous bearer is Dorothy Zbornak (Bea Arthur) from “The Golden Girls”.
Zdon Polish
Zdravković Serbian
Means "son of Zdravko".
Zdrojewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Zdroje or Zdrojewo, in particular in Bydgoszcz voivodeship, named with Polish zdroje meaning "springs","spa".
Zdunich Polish
Polish name of unknown meaning or origin. A notable bearer of this name is American actor/singer/artist/songwriter Terrance Zdunich.
Zeagler English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Ziegler.
Zeb Urdu
Derived from Persian زیب‎ (zib) meaning "ornament, adornment, beauty".
Zebrzydowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Zebrzydowice.
Zebua Nias
Nias clan name possibly from a word meaning "biggest, largest".
Zec Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian, Slovene
Means ''rabbit''.
Zečević Serbian
Derived from zec, meaning ''rabbit''.
Zeches English
The surname Zeches was first found in Silesia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later be associated with noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Zechman Jewish
Occupational name from Yiddish tsekh meaning "guild" or "craft corporation" and man "man".
Zedda Italian
Possibly from Sardinian zedda "cellar" or cedda "herd of animals", indicating someone who was an innkeeper or shepherd.
Zee Dutch
Reduced form of Dutch Van der Zee.
Zeeshan Urdu
Derived from the given name Zeeshan.
Ze'ev Hebrew
Means "wolf" in Hebrew.
Zeevi Hebrew
From the Hebrew given name Zev, meaning "wolf."
Zeferino Portuguese
From the given name Zeferino
Zeff Jewish
From the given name Zev.
Zegama Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Zegarra Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly a Castilianized form of the Catalan Segarra.
Zeghlache Berber, Northern African
Kabyle surname of unknown meaning.
Zehner German
(chiefly Bavaria, Austria, Switzerland, and Württemberg): occupational name for an official responsible for collecting, on behalf of the lord of the manor, tithes of agricultural produce owed as rent.... [more]
Zehren German (Swiss)
From a prepositional phrase from Middle High German ze hērren, an occupational name for someone was in service of a lord.
Zeidan Arabic
Derived from the given name Zaydan.
Zeidane Western African
Mauritanian variant of Zidane.
Zeilinger German
Habitational name for someone from Zeiling in Bavaria.
Zeimet German, Luxembourgish
Western German and Luxembourgeois: probably a variant spelling of Zeimert, a variant of Zeumer, an occupational name for a harness maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German zoum ‘bridle’.
Zeitoun Arabic
Derived from the Arabic زَيْتُون (zaytūn) meaning "olive", a cognate of the Maghrebi Zitouni. It could also be linked to the famous El-Zeitoun district in Cairo, Egypt.
Zeković Serbian, Montenegrin
Derived from zeko (зеко), meaning "bunny".
Zelaya Basque
Basque surname related to the Euskara word for "field".
Żelazny Polish
Means "(made of) iron" in Polish, used as a nickname for a person with a strong personality.
Zeldes Yiddish
An eastern Ashkenazic matronymic surname derived from the Yiddish female personal name Zelde (from the Middle High German word sælde meaning either 'fortunate', 'blessed', or 'happiness'.)
Zeldin Jewish
Means "son of Zelde", a Yiddish female personal name based on Middle High German sælde "fortunate, blessed".
Zelená f Czech, Slovak
Means "green" in Czech and Slovak.
Zelenchuk Ukrainian
Means "green", from Ukrainian "зелений (zelenyy)", possibly referring to somebody who worked with plants.
Zelenika Bosnian
Variant of Zelenka
Zelenin Russian
Derived from Russian зелень (zelen) meaning "greens, vegetables, verdure".
Zelenov Russian
From Russian зеленый (zelenyy) meaning "green".
Zelenović Serbian
Derived from Serbian зелен (zelen) "green".
Zelenska Ukrainian
Feminine form of Zelensky.
Zelensky Ukrainian
Habitational name derived from the village of Zelenki in the Kaniv region in Ukraine... [more]
Zelený Czech
Zelený means "green" in Czech.
Železnik Slovene
From the Slavic word "železo/zhelezo", meaning " iron", denoting to a person who worked with iron.
Zeleznik Slovak
Means "iron man".
Zelieska Polish
Polish Ashkenazic surname, possibly derived from surname Zieliński what is a habitational name for someone from Zielona or Zielonka (places in Poland), deriving from the root word meaning "green".
Zelimkhanova Chechen
Feminine transcription of Chechen Зелимханов (see Zelimkhanov).
Zelle German, Dutch
Topographic name from Middle High German zelle "(hermit's) cell" and habitational name from a place called Zelle.
Zeller German, Dutch, English, Jewish
Originally denoted someone from Celle, Germany or someone living near a hermit's cell from German zelle "cell". It is also occupational for someone employed at a zelle, for example a small workshop.
Zellmer German
Variant of Selmer.