All Submitted Surnames

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Boccadamo Italian
Meaning uncertain, first element probably comes from bocca "mouth".
Boccadifuoco Italian
Means "mouth of fire", a nickname for someone known for picking fights, or perhaps given to foundlings.
Boccafusca Italian
Possibly means "dark mouth", from bocco "mouth" and fosco "dark, gloomy", a nickname for someone who often spoke ill of others, or perhaps given to foundlings.
Boccaletti Italian
Possibly related to boccale, a kind of jug often used for wine. An occupational name for an innkeeper.
Boccalupo Italian
Possibly from an Italian saying, in bocca al lupo, literally "in the mouth of the wolf", a way of wishing good luck.
Boccanera Italian
Means "black mouth".
Boccarossa Italian
Means "red mouth".
Boccasavia Italian
Means "sensible mouth", given to someone known for being wise, or giving good advice.
Bocchino Italian
The Italian family name is classified as being of nickname origin. The most obvious are those names which are based on a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. In this particular instance, according to the author Emedio De Felice, the family name Bocchino derives from "bocca", meaning "mouth", in turn derived from the Latin word "bucca".De Felice states that this family name may not only have arisen from a nickname which described the mouth in a literal sense, since "bocca" in a figurative sense designated such things such things as intelligence and veracity.... [more]
Bock German, Upper German, Jewish, English
Altered spelling of German Böck (see Boeck) or Bach 1.... [more]
Bockelmann German
Possibly derived from the name Bockel, a place in Germany. A famous bearer is Udo Jürgens (1934-2014), an Austrian musician, born Jürgen Udo Bockelmann.
Bocock English (British)
Originates in the north of England. ... [more]
Bocorny Brazilian (Latinized, Rare)
Brazilian corrupted form of Pokorny.
Boćwiński Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masurian villages.
Bodeman German
Bodeman is an occupational name meaning "adherent of the royal messenger".
Bodén Swedish
Probably a combination of Swedish bod meaning either "small shop, boutique" or "shed, shack", and the common surname suffix -én.
Boden German, Low German
Patronymic from the personal name Bode or a topographic name for someone living in a valley bottom or the low-lying area of a field. From Middle High German boden "ground, bottom".
Boden Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadáin.
Boden English
Possibly a variant of Baldwin.
Bodi French
The United State Version of Bodi is an alteration of the French name Baudin. The name also has roots from Hungary.
Bodily Anglo-Saxon
A habitational name from the parish of Budleigh, near Exeter in Devon or Baddeley Green in Staffordshire. From the Old English budda, meaning "beetle" and leah, meaning "wood" or "clearing", also known as a glade... [more]
Bodin French, English
Derived from Old French personal name Bodin or a variant spelling of Baudouin.
Bodin German (Rare)
Likely derived from various Germanic personal names containing the name element Bod meaning "messenger". Another theory is that the name could be derived from any of the several places named Boddin in Germany.
Bodin Swedish
Swedish bo "dwelling, home" or bod "small shop, boutique, shed, shack" combined with the common surname suffix -in.
Bodine French
Possibly derived from the Germanic root bald meaning "bold".
Bodkin English
From the medieval male personal name Bowdekyn, a pet-form of Baldwin.
Bodnaru Romanian
Romanian form of Bodnár.
Bodur Turkish
Means "short, squat" in Turkish.
Bøe Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse býr "farm, village, settlement" or búa "to reside".
Boebert English (American)
A notable bearer of this surname is Lauren Opal Boebert (Born on December 15, 1986) who is an American (U.S.A.) politician, businesswoman, and gun rights activist, serving as the U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district since 2021... [more]
Boehme German
Variant of Böhm
Boehmer German
Variant of Böhm
Boehner German
Variant form of Bohner.
Boeing English (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of German Böing. This was the surname of American industrialist William Boeing (1881-1956) who founded The Boeing Company, a manufacturer of airplanes.
Boekestyn Dutch
Canadian form and variant of Boekestijn.
Boekhout English
Probably a habitational name from the village Boekhoute in northern Belgium, close to the border to The Netherlands.
Boemo Okinawan (Rare, Archaic)
From Okinawan 保栄茂 (Boemo) meaning "Bin", a district in Tomigusuku, Okinawa, Japan.
Bøen Norwegian
Habitational name from the common farm name Bøen, simply meaning "the farm" (ultimately derived from Old Norse býr "farm, village, settlement" and the definite article -en).
Boen Dutch
Occupational name for a bean grower, from Middle Dutch bone, boene "bean".
Boesel German
Habitational name, from Bösel
Boettcher German
Occupational name for a cooper, from Middle High German botecher, bötticher, bütticher, an agent derivative of botech(e), bottich, bütte "vat", "barrel".
Boffi Italian
Possibly from buffare "to blow, to be short of breath", or a related term meaning "bloated".
Boğa Turkish
Means "bull" in Turkish.
Bogaert Dutch, Flemish
Dutch variant and Flemish form of Bogaard.
Bogart Dutch (Anglicized), Flemish (Anglicized)
Archaic variant or an Americanized form of Dutch Bogaart, itself a variant of Bogaard. It could also be an Americanized form of Dutch/Flemish Bogaert... [more]
Bogatyr Russian
Derived from Russian богатырь (bogatyr) meaning "bogatyr, strongly built man, hero".
Bogdan Romanian, Croatian
From the given name Bogdan.
Bogdănescu Romanian
Derived from name Bogdan.
Bogdani Albanian
Derived from the given name Bogdan.
Bogdanos Greek
From the Romanian/Slavic name Bogdan
Bogdanowicz Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bogdanowo or Bogdanów, both derived from the given name Bogdan.
Bogdańska f Polish
Feminine form of Bogdański.
Bogdański Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place Bogdany, Bogdanowo, Bogdanka or other locations named with the given name Bogdan.
Boghosian Armenian
Means "son of Boghos".
Boghossian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Պողոսեան (see Boghosian)
Bogle Scottish, Northern Irish
From a medieval Scottish and Northern Irish nickname for someone of scary appearance (from Middle Scots bogill "hobgoblin").
Bogoyavlensky Russian
Derived from Russian богоявление (bogoyavleniye) meaning "epiphany, theophany".
Bogs English
A name given to someone that lives near a bog or swamp. More comonly spelled as Boggs.
Bogunović Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Bogun".
Bogus Polish
Variant of Bogusz.
Boguś Polish
Variant of Bogusz.
Bogusław Polish
From the given name Bogusław.
Bogusławski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Boguslaw or Boguslawice, both derived from the given name Bogusław.
Bogusz Polish
From Bogusz, a diminutive of a name with the element bogu ("god") such as Bogdan, Boguchwał, Bogusław or Chwalibóg.
Boguszewicz Polish
Patronymic from Bogusz with the suffix -ewicz.
Boguszewska f Polish
Feminine form of Boguszewski.
Boguszewski Polish
Habitational name from Bogusze or Boguszewo.
Bohan Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin.
Bohannon Irish (Anglicized)
Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhachanáin, a double diminutive of buadhach ‘victorious’
Bohart English (Rare)
Meaning unknown.
Böhmisch German
Ethnic name for someone from Bohemia.
Bohne German
Variant of Bohn.
Bohne German
Habitational name for someone form the town of Bone in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Bohner German
Occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle Low German bönen meaning "to board, to lay a floor", and a topographic name for someone who lived in a loft, derived from a variant of Bohne combined with the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant.
Bohol Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Habitational for someone from the province of Bohol in the Philippines. It is derived from bo-ol, a kind of tree that flourished on the island
Bohórquez Spanish
Denoted a person from Bohorques, a minor place in the Spanish province of Santander.
Bohr Danish (Rare)
Variant of Bähr or Baar. A notable bearer was Danish physicist Niels Bohr (1885-1962).
Bohuslav Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian
From the given name Bohuslav.
Bohusz Polish (Rare)
Variant of Bogusz, influenced by Ukrainian.
Boikov Bulgarian, Russian
Variant transcription of Boykov.
Bois French, French (Quebec)
Derived from French bois "wood, forest", this name used to denote someone who lived near a forest.
Boise English (American), Scottish
Variant of Boyce. In some cases, it is possibly also a variant of Boyes.
Boisvert French
Means "green wood" in French, from bois "wood" and vert "green".
Boiteux French, Breton
From a Breton nickname meaning "lame".
Bojārs Latvian
Derived from the Slavic title boyar.
Bojaxhiu Albanian
Derived from Albanian bojaxhi meaning "painter". This was the surname of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, better known as Mother Teresa (1910-1997), who was born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojiaxhiu.
Boje Dutch
Variant of Boye.
Bojić Serbian
Derived from boj (бој), meaning "battle".
Bokhari Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic بخاري or Urdu بخاری (see Bukhari).
Bolaji Nigerian
This surname is very common in Nigeria. Possibly taken from a word in one of the Nigerian tribes languages.
Bolan Popular Culture
Surname of glam rock founder Marc Bolan. How he decided his surname is unknown, though it is known that it was derived from Bowland... [more]
Bolan Irish
From the given name Beollán.
Boland English
Variant of Bowland and Bolland.
Bolaño Spanish
Is a Hispanic surname derived from the spanish word for "stone cannonball" or "stoneshot".
Bolar Spanish
Topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of soil of a particular type known as tierra bolar.
Bolas Medieval English
English: habitational name from Great Bolas in Shropshire, named in Old English with an unidentified first element (possibly an unattested word bogel meaning ‘bend in a river’) + wæsse ‘land beside a river liable to flood’.
Bolat Kazakh
From the given name Bolat.
Bolatbekov m Kazakh
Means "son of Bolatbek".
Bolatbekova f Kazakh
Feminine form of Bolatbekov.
Bolatkhanov m Kazakh
Means "son of Bolatkhan".
Bolatkhanova f Kazakh
Feminine form of Bolatkhanov.
Bolatov Kazakh
Means "son of Bolat".
Bolatova f Kazakh
Feminine form of Bolatov.
Bold German, English
English: nickname from Middle English bold ‘courageous’, ‘daring’ (Old English b(e)ald, cognate with Old High German bald). In some cases it may derive from an Old English personal name (see Bald)... [more]
Bolding English, German
Patronymic from Bold as a personal name.
Bolding Danish
Habitational name from a place so named in Jutland.
Boldizsár Hungarian
From the given name Boldizsár.
Boldt German
From the Germanic personal name Baldo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element bald ‘bold’.
Bolduc French (Quebec)
Probably from an old Germanic name with the roots baldi and dux, the Italian Balducci has the same etymology
Boldy Scottish
This is a name for someone who lived in Peeblesshire.
Bole English
Anglicized form of O'Boyle
Bolen English
Variant of BULLEN.
Bolen Czech, Polish
From a pet form of the given names Boleslav, Bolesław or BOLEBOR.... [more]
Bolewski Polish
Comes from the given name Bolesław, also a name for a person who comes from Bolewice or other places starting with -Bolew in Poland.
Boleyn English
Franciscanized form of Bullens, a Dutch surname meaning "son of Baldo" (meaning "strong").
Bolger Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Bolguidir.
Bolibruch Slovak
This name is a last name in the Slovak region.
Bolić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the word bol, meaning "pain, ache".
Bolingoli Central African, Lingala
Means "shining" in Lingala. This surname is borne by Belgian soccer player Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli (1993-), more commonly known as Romelu Lukaku. Another famous bearer is Romelu's cousin Boli Bolingoli (1995-), also a noted soccer player.
Bolitho Cornish
Habitational name for someone originally from the locality of Bolitho in western Cornwall, derived from Old Cornish bod or bos meaning "dwelling" combined with an unknown personal name.
Boliver Welsh, English
Derived from Welsh ap Oliver meaning "son of Oliver".
Bolkiah Malay (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from Arabic وَاقِيَة‎ (wāqiya) meaning "protector, preserver", or it may be an alteration of the Hadhrami surname بلفقيه (Balfaqih) from Arabic الفَقِيه (al-faqīh) meaning "the jurist"... [more]
Bolkonsky m Russian
Bolkonsky is the last name of Princess Marya Bolkonskaya from "War and Peace" by Lev Tolstoy.
Bolland French, German, English
From the Ancient Germanic name Bolland. Alternatively it derive from the place name Bowland from the Old English boga meaning "bow" and land meaning "land".
Bollard French
From a personal name composed of the Germanic elements boll "friend", "brother" + hard "hardy", "strong".
Bollard English, Irish
According to MacLysaght, this surname of Dutch origin which was taken to Ireland early in the 18th century.
Bolle Italian
Means "bubbles" in Italian, derived from the singular bolla.... [more]
Bolling English, German
nickname for someone with close-cropped hair or a large head, Middle English bolling 'pollard', or for a heavy drinker, from Middle English bolling 'excessive drinking'. German (Bölling): from a personal name Baldwin
Bollinger German (Swiss)
Habitational name for someone from any of three places called Bollingen, in Schwyz, Württemberg, and Oldenburg, or from Bohlingen near Lake Constance (which is pronounced and was formerly written as Bollingen).
Bolloqui Basque
Means "mill place."
Bolloré Breton
Bolloré derives from bod which means bush and lore which means laurel in Breton
Bolnavu Romanian
From Romanian bolnav meaning "sick, ill".
Bolognese Italian
One who came from Bologna.
Bölöni Hungarian
From the place name Bölön, a village located in what is now Covasna County in Romania. This surname is used mainly among the Székelys.
Boloto Filipino, Maranao
Means "rainbow" in Maranao.
Bolsonaro Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese cognate of Bolzonaro; in the case of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro (1955-), his Italian great-grandfather had the spelling changed from Bolzonaro upon emigrating to Brazil in the late 19th century.
Bolt Danish, German
Variant of Boldt.
Bolt English
From Middle English bolt meaning "bolt", "bar" (Old English bolt meaning "arrow"). In part this may have originated as a nickname or byname for a short but powerfully built person, in part as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of bolts... [more]
Boltz German
May designate a creator of bolts for crossbows or bowmen. May also be a short form of Baldwin.
Bolzonaro Italian
Occupational name for a person who operated a battering ram, derived from Italian bolzone literally meaning "battering ram".
Boman Swedish
Combination of Swedish bo (noun) "nest, farm, dwelling" and man "man".
Bomba Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak
From bomba "bomb", (Latin bombus), hence probably a nickname for someone with an explosive temperament, or a metonymic occupational name for an artilleryman.
Bombadil Literature
In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings", the surname of Tom Bombadil, an enigmatic character not present in Peter Jackson's movie adaptation.
Bomengen English (American), Norwegian (Rare)
Name created from during immigration from Norway to the United States in either the late 19th or early 20th century meaning, "The farm with the big gate."
Bompadre Italian
From a medieval given name Bonuspater, meaning "good father", given in hopes that the "eternal father (god)" would look kindly on the child. Was often given to abandoned infants as a surname.
Bon French, Hungarian
As a French surname, it is derived from Old French bon meaning "good", or occasionally from the Latin given name Bonus (borne by a minor 3rd-century Christian saint martyred at Rome with eleven companions under the Emperor Vespasian... [more]
Bona Spanish
Spanish surname of unknown origin maybe from given name Bona. Spanish Singer Juanjo Bona has this surname
Bonacci Italian
"Bona" comes from the Italian for good, "Buona" and "cci" is ancient Latin form for "man." Thus, "the good man." A derivation of FiBonacci, or "son of Bonacci." Was the name of the famous mathematician, Leondardo de Pisa: Leonardo of Pisa is now known as Fibonacci short for filius Bonacci... [more]
Bonadonna Italian
From buona "good" and donna "woman, lady".
Bonaduce Italian
From the Latin phrase bona duce fortuna, "with good luck as your guide".
Bonaiuto Italian
Derived from the Medieval names Bonaita or Bonaiutus or also from the Medieval Italian bon meaning "good" and aita meaning "help"... [more]
Bonal French
This is a surname formed from the Latin root "bonus" (= good) and the Germanic "wald" (waldan = govern). Bonwald meaning good governor.
Bonalumi Italian
Means "good light".
Bonamici Italian
Means "good friend", originating as a nickname or from a given name of the same meaning.
Bonamy French
Meaning "good friend".
Bonanno Italian
From the medieval personal name Bonanno, an omen name meaning "good year". Mainly found throughout southern Italy.
Bonanunzio Italian
Combination of bon which means 'good' + the given name Nunzio.
Bonaparte Italian (Rare), French (Rare), Judeo-Italian (Rare), American (Rare), Caribbean (Rare)
Variant and French form of Buonaparte. This is also a Jewish surname. A notable bearer was Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1820), who ruled as Emperor of France from 1804 through 1814 and again briefly in 1815, who was of Italian (Tuscan) ancestry... [more]
Bonar Scottish, Northern Irish
From a medieval nickname for a courteous or good-looking person (from Middle English boner "gentle, courteous, handsome"). A notable bearer of the surname was Canadian-born British Conservative politician Andrew Bonar Law (1858-1923), prime minister 1922-23.
Bonar Irish
A "translation" of Irish Gaelic Ó Cnáimhsighe "descendant of Cnáimhseach", a nickname meaning literally "midwife" and ostensibly a derivative of Gaelic cnámh "bone".
Bonasera Sicilian
Derived from the expression bona sera "good evening". This name was applied as a nickname either for someone who made frequent use of this salutation or as a personal name bestowed on a child as an expression of gratitude in the sense "it was a good evening when you were born".
Bonatti Italian
Comes from the pesonal name 'Bona' which is derived from Latin 'bonus', which means 'great'.
Bonaventure French
French cognate of Bonaventura
Bonba Basque, Spanish
From Basque bonba meaning "bomb", (Latin bombus), hence probably a nickname for someone with an explosive temperament, or a metonymic occupational name for an artilleryman.
Bonde Swedish, Old Swedish, Danish
From Old Norse bóndi "farmer". Used as both a last name and a (rare) given name in Sweden (see Bonde for the given name and Bondesson as an example of a patronymic derived from this name)... [more]
Bonde English
Variant of Bond.
Bonde Norwegian (Rare)
From a farm named Bonde, named with Old Norse bóndi "farmer" and vin "meadow".
Bondesson Swedish
Means "son of Bonde", or possibly "son of a farmer".
Bondia Catalan
Bondia is a Catalan surname. It means 'good day' or 'good morning'.
Bondoc Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog bundok meaning "mountain".
Bonds English
Variant of Bond.
Bonecutter English
Likely from someone who's job was to work with deceased people.
Bonera Italian
Bresciano surname (i.e., concentrated in Brescia, Lombardy, Italy), derived from the medieval Italian given name Bonora or Buonora which in turn meant "(it was a) good hour (when you were born)" from Latin bonus "good" and hora "time, hour".
Bones English
Derives from bon, "good" in Old French.
Bonfanti Italian
From the given name Bonfante, meaning "good child".
Bonfiglio Italian
From the given name Bonfiglio an omen or well-wishing name meaning "good son" from bono "good" and‎ figlio "child, son"... [more]
Bong Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Huang.
Bongard German, French
In german a rhenish place name "Obstgarten" (orchard).... [more]
Bongiorno Italian
Italian from the medieval personal name Bongiorno (composed of bono ‘good’ + giorno ‘day’), bestowed on a child as an expression of the parents’ satisfaction at the birth (‘it was a good day when you were born’).
Bongiovanni Italian
Comes from the personal name Giovanni composed of the elements bon ‘good’ + Giovanni, Italian equivalent of John
Bongiovi Italian
Comes from the given name Giovi, combination of bon 'good' + Giovi.
Bonhoc Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano bunhok meaning "bird louse" (a type of small biting insect).
Boniadi Persian (Rare)
Probably indicated a person from the Iranian village of Boniad, possibly derived from Persian بنیاد (bonyad) meaning "foundation, base". A notable bearer is Iranian-English actress Nazanin Boniadi (1980-).
Bonifacio Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Bonifacio.
Bonifaz German
From the given name Bonifaz.
Bonilla Spanish
From the area of Spain of the same name
Bonin French
Variant spelling of Bonnin.
Bonito Italian, Spanish
From the given name Bonito.
Bonjovi Italian
Variant of Bongiovi, a famous bearer of this name is Jon Bon Jovi.