All Submitted Surnames

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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".
Bojkovska f Macedonian
Feminine form of Bojkovski.
Bojkovski m Macedonian
Means "son of Bojko".
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.
Bonkobara Japanese
From 盆 (bon) meaning "tray, bowl, basin, lantern festival", combined with 子 (ko, shi) meaning "child, sign of the rat", and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Bonnar Irish
Translation of the Gaelic "O'Cnaimhsighe", descendant of Cnaimhseach, a byname meaning "Midwife
Bonnefoy French
The name is derived from the French words bonne, meaning good, and foi meaning faith.
Bonnell Scottish
From Bonhill, a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.
Bonnemaison French
Literally means "good house", derived from French bonne "good" and French maison "house". As such, this surname is most likely a locational surname, in that it originally either referred to someone who lived in a good house (probably more like a mansion) or to someone who was born in (or lived in) the place Bonnemaison, which is nowadays located in the Calvados department of France... [more]
Bonnerjee Bengali
Different spelling of Banerjee.
Bonnevier Swedish
Likely brought to Sweden by Walloon immigrants in the 16th century.
Bonneville English (British)
From a place name.
Bonnin French
Derived from a diminutive of Bon, it is also found in the island of Mallorca and Turin, Italy.
Bono Italian
Variant of De Bono.
Bonomini Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Bonomo.
Bonsall English (British)
This is a locational name which originally derived from the village of Bonsall, near Matlock in Derbyshire. The name is Norse-Viking, pre 10th Century and translates as 'Beorns-Halh' - with 'Beorn' being a personal name meaning 'Hero' and 'Halh' a piece of cultivated land - a farm.
Bonsor French
Bonsor is from French origin mean good day Bon soir
Bontempo Italian
Italian cognate of "Bontemps"
Bontemps French
From a French word bon temps "good time". One popular bearer of the name is the American poet and novelist Arna Wendell Bontemps (1902-1973).
Bontrager German
Coming from the Old German, Bonträger or Bornträger, meaning 'water carrier'.
Bonus French, German, Dutch
Humanistic Latinization of vernacular names meaning ‘good’, for example French Lebon or Dutch de Goede
Bonuš Czech
From a pet form of the personal name Bonifác, Czech form of Bonifacio.
Bonville French
Variant of Bonneville
Boo Korean
From Sino-Korean 富 (Bu) meaning "Fortune".
Boodhoo Mauritian Creole, Trinidadian Creole
Derived from Sanskrit बुध् (budh) meaning "awakened, intelligent, wise".
Book English (British, Anglicized)
Likely an anglicized form of Buch or Buck.
Booke American
American variant of the German name Buche meaning "beech" in reference to the beech tree. Notable bearer is the actor Sorrell Booke (1930-1994).
Booker English
Occupational name for a maker of books, a scribe or a binder of books, from Old English bocere.
Bookman German (East Prussian)
Bookman, as a surname, derives from East Purssian origin. It is the American version of “Buchmann” with “Buch” meaning book in German, and “Mann” meaning man, creating the Americanized German surname Bookman.
Bookwalter English (American)
German: variant of Buchwalder, a habitational name for someone from any of various places called Buchwald or Buchwalde in Saxony and Pomerania, meaning 'beech forest'. The surname Buchwalter is very rare in Germany.... [more]
Bool English
This surname derives from the Old English pre 7th Century bula, or the Medieval English bulle, bolle, meaning "bull", and was given as a nickname to one with great physical strength.
Boomgarden German, Dutch (?)
Either an occupational name for an orchard worker or a topographic name for someone who lives in or by an orchard.
Boomhouwer German, Dutch
Boomhouwer, means "Cutter of Trees", or "The one who hews trees", having Boom translating into "tree", houw meaning to "hew" or to "cut", and er meaning "the one who".... [more]
Boon Dutch
Shortened version of the name Boudjin, which is itself shortened from the given name Boudewijn.
Boon Dutch
From boon "bean". Refers to a person who grows beans, or a nickname for someone tall and thin (i.e. stringbean).
Boone Dutch
Variant of Boen.
Boonma Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai บุญมา (see Bunma).
Boonmee Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai บุญมี (see Bunmi).
Boonraksa Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai บุญรักษา (see Bunraksa).
Boonruang Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai บุญเรือง (see Bunrueang).
Boonrueng Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai บุญเรือง (see Bunrueang).
Boonsook Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai บุญสุข (see Bunsuk).
Boonsri Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai บุญศรี (see Bunsi).
Boonsuk Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai บุญสุข (see Bunsuk).
Boonyaratglin Thai
From Thai บุญ (bun) meaning "delight; happiness", รัต (rat) of unknown meaning, and กลิน (klin) of unknown meaning.
Boorman English
This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and may be either a topographical name for someone who lived in a particularly noteworthy or conspicuous cottage, from the Old English bur "bower, cottage, inner room" with mann "man", or a locational name from any of the various places called Bower(s) in Somerset and Essex, which appear variously as Bur, Bure and Bura in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Boostani Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian بوستانی (see Bostani).
Boot English, Dutch, German
English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of boots, from Middle English, Old French bote (of unknown origin).... [more]
Boothby English
From the name of a parish in Lincolnshire, England.
Boothe English
Variant of Booth
Boothroyd English
Possibly from the Old English booth meaning "hut, shack" and royd meaning "clearing (in the woods)".
Boots English, Dutch, German
A variant of Boot meaning "shoemaker" in English or "boatman" in Dutch or German.
Booty English
Means butt. Usually big and round.There are also two of them.
Bootz Dutch
A Dutch surname meaning a "nickname for a ridiculous person" or a variant of Boot
Bora Indian, Assamese
From a military title used during the Ahom Kingdom that indicated an official who commanded 20 soldiers.
Bora Turkish
From the given name Bora 1.
Borák Czech
Habitational name for someone from one of many places named with bor meaning "pine forest"; alternatively from a short form of the personal names Dalibor or Bořivoj, containing the element -bor meaning "battle".
Boran Turkish
From the given name Boran
Boranbaev m Kazakh
Means "son of Boranbay".
Boranbaeva f Kazakh
Feminine form of Boranbaev.
Borbak-ool Tuvan
Derived from Tuvan борбак (borbak) meaning "round, rounded, spherical" combined with оол (ool) "son, boy".
Borberg Danish
Borberg is derived from the location Borbjerg in Western Jutland in Denmark.
Borcha Aragonese
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Borja; it indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Borchert German, English
Variant of Borchardt (see Burkhard).
Bordeaux French
City in France.
Borders English
Americanization of surname Bader. Forefathers who were Hessian soldiers during the American revolution.
Bordner German
A variant spelling of Bartner, a job name for a battle axe maker.
Borecki English
Habitational name for someone from a place called Borek or Borki, from bór "pine forest".
Boreman Dutch
Dutch: variant of Borneman. ... [more]
Borén Swedish
Combination of an unknown first element and the common surname suffix -én (originally from Latin -enius "descendant of"). Also possible habitational name derived from places named with Bor-, such as Borås, Borensberg, and Borlänge... [more]
Boren German
Of unclear origin, most likely a variant of the German surname Born.
Borg Maltese
Derived from Arabic برج (burj) meaning "castle, citadel".
Borgedalen Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Norwegian borg "fortification, castle" and dal "valley".
Borges Portuguese, Spanish
Possibly from Old French burgeis meaning "town-dweller" (see Burgess). Alternately, it may have denoted someone originally from the city of Bourges in France.
Borgnine Italian (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Borgnino. A notable bearer was the American actor Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012).
Borgo Italian
Borgo is an Italian surname, which means 'village' or 'borough'.
Borichevskaya Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Боричевский (see Borichevsky).