All Submitted Surnames

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Bzowski Polish
Habitational name for someone who comes from the town of Bzowo in Poland.
Caacbay Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kaakbay meaning "comrade-in-arms, person with another's arm over the shoulders".
Caamaño Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish in the municipality of Porto do Son.
Caan Scottish, German, Jewish
Altered spelling of Jewish Cohen, or probably denoted a person from the city of Aberdeen in Scotland. Famous bearers of this surname include American actor James Caan (1940-2022), as well as his son Scott Caan (1976-), also a noted actor.
Ca-ang Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kaang meaning "flowerpot".
Caasi Filipino, Ilocano
Means "pitiful" in Ilocano.
Cab Spanish
Diminutive of Cabello, Cabrera, or Cabral.
Caba Spanish, Catalan
Variant of Cava.
Cababa Spanish
Spanish (Cabaña) and Portuguese: habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña ‘hut’, ‘cabin’ (Late Latin capanna , a word of Celtic or Germanic origin).
Cabaco Spanish, Filipino
From spanish word cabaco means "horse"
Cabahug Filipino, Cebuano
Means "feeder" from Cebuano bahog meaning "feed, slop".
Cabal Russian (Russified, Rare)
Rare last name that is unknown along with meaning, if anyone has a clue, please DM me.
Cabaleiro Galician
'Knight' derived from an occupation, Galician origins.
Cabaleiro Galician
From a nickname derived from Galician cabaleiro meaning "knight", a cognate of Portuguese Cavaleiro.
Caballé Spanish
Used by the Spanish Opera singer Montserrat Caballé.
Caballo Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from the Spanish word cabello, ultimately derived from the Latin word caballus, meaning "horse". This denoted someone who worked in a farm that took care of horses, or someone who had personality traits attributed to a horse, such as energetic behaviour.
Cabalzar Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Balzer.
Cabaña Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña ‘hut’, ‘cabin’ (Late Latin capanna, a word of Celtic or Germanic origin).
Cabañas Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña or Portuguese cabanha ‘hut’, ‘cabin’.
Cabaniss French
Variant spelling of Cabanis, a habitational name from any of various places in Gard named Cabanis, from Late Latin capannis ‘at the huts’, ablative plural of capanna 'hut'... [more]
Čabarkapa Serbian, Montenegrin
Derived from čabar (чабар), meaning "tub, bucket", and kapa (капа), meaning "cap, hat".
Cabatuan Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano kabatoan meaning "rocky area, rocky place".
Cabbarov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Cabbar".
Cabbarova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Cabbarov.
Cabboi Italian
Probably from Sardinian caboi "capon", a gelded cockerel, perhaps a nickname for a cowardly person.
Cabeleira Portuguese
Likely originates from the Portuguese word "cabeleira," which means "head of hair" or "hairpiece." It might have been used as a nickname to describe someone with a notable or distinctive head of hair... [more]
Cabell Catalan, English, German
As a Catalan name, a nickname for "bald" from the Spanish word cabello. The English name, found primarily in Norfolk and Devon, is occupational for a "maker or seller of nautical rope" that comes from a Norman French word... [more]
Cabernard Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Bernard.
Cabibbo Italian
Ultimately from the Arabic given name Habib, meaning "beloved, darling".
Cabilan Filipino, Cebuano
Means "petroleum nut" (a type of tree in the genus Pittosporum) in Cebuano.
Cable English
English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of rope, especially the type of stout rope used in maritime applications, from Anglo-Norman French cable ‘cable’ (Late Latin capulum ‘halter’, of Arabic origin, but associated by folk etymology with Latin capere ‘to seize’).... [more]
Cabraal Sinhalese
Sinhala form of Cabral.
Cabrel Occitan, Friulian, French, Venetian
From the Latin Capralis, meaning ‘a place full of goats’.
Cabrin Romansh
Calque of Swiss German Böckli via its Latinization Caprinus.
Cabrit Medieval Occitan, Provençal, Judeo-Provençal, Occitan
Occitanian byname meaning ""billy-goat"" see: Vulgar Latin "cabritus", from "cabrire" from older Latine "caper". ... [more]
Cabucos English
Decended from Old English meaning "leader."
Cabugatan Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao kabugatan, a historical title for a crown prince.
Cabuhat Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kabuhat meaning "lifter, carrier".
Çabuk Turkish
Means "quick, fast, swift" in Turkish.
Cabungcal Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kabungkal meaning "digger, tiller".
Caccavale Italian
Possibly a combination of cacare "to shit" and vale "valley".
Cacciatore Italian
Derived from Italian cacciatore meaning "hunter, huntsman", ultimately derived from cacciare meaning "to hunt".
Cacioppo Italian, Sicilian
Derived from Sicilian cacioppu meaning "dried tree trunk", presumably applied as a nickname for someone with wizened skin, or from caciopu meaning "short-sighted" (derived from Greek kakiopes, literally meaning "having bad eyes").
Čáda Czech
Descriptive nickname from Old Czech čad- "smoke", applied to someone with dark skin.
Cadafalch Catalan
Derived from Catalan cadafal meaning "burial mound" or "platform, stage", ultimately from Latin catafalicum meaning "scaffold, wooden siege tower, catafalque". A famous bearer was the Catalan architect and politician Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867-1956).
Cadalbert Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the German given name Adalbert.
Cadan Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Cadáin.
Cadbury English
Derived from Norman French
Caddick Welsh
From the Welsh male personal name Cadog, a pet-form of Cadfael (a derivative of Welsh cad "battle").
Cadeddu Italian
From Sardinian cadeddu "puppy, whelp", ultimately from Latin catellus.
Cadena Spanish
From Aguilar de Campoo, a district of Villalon in Valladolid.
Caderas Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and dera "free area".
Caderousse French, Literature
A character in the classic novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. In the novel, Caderousse is a tailor and inkeeper who aids in the arrest of Dantès.
Cadetg Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Benedetg.
Cadieli Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Gieli.
Cadillac French
From the name of a city in France, of origin I am not sure of (anyone who knows the name's etymology edit this). This is most notably the name of the car company of the same name, named after Detroit, Michigan founder Antoine de la Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac.
Cadiñanos Spanish
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous minor local entity.
Cadisch Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family", in combination with Disch.
Cádiz Spanish
Habitational name for a person from the city of Cádiz in southwestern Spain.
Cadiz Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of Cádiz especially used in the Philippines.
Cadlawon Visayan
Literally "dawn" in Cebuano.
Cadogan Welsh
From the Welsh male personal name Cadwgan, literally probably "battle-scowler". Cadogan Estate is an area of Chelsea and Belgravia, including Cadogan Square, Sloane Street and Sloane Square, owned by the earls of Cadogan, descended from Charles Sloane Cadogan (1728-1807), 1st Earl Cadogan.
Cadonau Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Donatus.
Cadoret French, Breton
From an old Breton given name Catuuoret meaning "protector in combat".
Caduff Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Duff, itself a diminutive of Rudolf.
Cadurisch Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and Durisch.
Cadusch Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Dusch.
Cadutsch Romansh (Archaic)
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and Dutsch.
Caesar Ancient Roman, English
An Ancient Roman political title that indicated a military leader. A famous bearer was Julius Caesar, Roman general, dictator, and politician. In modern times, the surname is used to refer to an individual with a tyrannical attitude, which references the connotative meaning of the word "caesar", meaning "a dictator".
Caesar German (Latinized)
Humanistic retranslation of Kaiser into Latin.
Caetano Portuguese
From the given name Caetano.
Cəfərli Azerbaijani
From the given name Cəfər and the Turkic adjective suffix -li.
Cafferkey Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Gafraidh.
Caflisch Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family", in combination with Flisch.
Cagadas Filipino
The name Cagadas is most likely made or given to the Filipinos during the baptism of native Filipinos to Christianity in the 19th Century during the expedition of Ferdinand Magellan. Most Filipinos had no surnames prior to their baptism and these names are given by the Spanish colonizers.
Cagandahan Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog kagandahan meaning "beauty".
Cagianut Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and a diminutive of the given name Gian.
Cagienard Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Gienard.
Çağlar Turkish
From the given name Çağlar.
Çağlayan Turkish
Means "waterfall, cascade" in Turkish.
Cagney Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Caingnigh meaning "descendant of Caingneach", a given name meaning "pleader, advocate". A famous bearer was American actor and dancer James Cagney (1899-1986).
Cahana Jewish (Rare, Archaic)
Jewish surname, originally of Eastern European Ashkenazi origin, found in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Moldova. Currently a relatively common surname in Israel. Aramaic equivalent of Cohen.
Cahannes Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the German given name Hannes.
Cahans Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Hans.
Cahayag Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kahayag meaning "light, splendour".
Cahenzli Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the German given name Hänsli.
Cahill Irish (Anglicized)
Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathail ‘descendant of Cathal’, a personal name meaning ‘powerful in battle’.
Cahué Spanish
Variant of Cahuet.
Cahuet Picard
Nickname from Picard caüe "tawny owl".
Cahulogan Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog kahulugan meaning "meaning".
Cai Hui
From the Arabic name Osman.
Cailar Provençal
Modern Provençal form of Caylar
Caillou French
Means "pebble" in French. Perhaps a nickname for a bald person.
Cain English
Most likely from the given name Cain.
Caine French, English
Originally from a French derogatory nickname for someone with a bad temper.
Caird Scottish
Derived from Scottish Gaelic ceard meaning "craftsman, artist mechanic, travelling tinker".
Cairns Scottish
From Gaelic carn "cairn", a topographic name for someone who lived by a cairn, i.e. a pile of stones raised as a boundary marker or a memorial.
Cairo Italian
One who came from Cairo.
Caithness Scottish
Anglicized form of Scottish-Gaelic Gallaibh, which means "among the strangers" (referring to the Norse). The name of the Catti survives in the Gaelic name for eastern Sutherland, Cataibh, and in the old Gaelic name for Shetland, Innse Chat... [more]
Caixeta Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese common name for Tabebuia cassinoides, a tree native to Central and South America.
Cajacob Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Jacob.
Cajigas Spanish, Filipino
Topographic name from the plural of Spanish cajigo, derived from quejigo meaning "gall oak".
Cajochen Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the German given name Jochen.
Cajöri Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Jöri.
Cajucom Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kahukom meaning "judge".
Çakal Turkish
Means "jackal" (figuratively "sly, sneaky, wily") in Turkish.
Çakar Turkish
Means "beacon" or "dragnet" in Turkish.
Čakas Lithuanian
Likely from Polish Czak or Czach, or Belarusian Chaka.
Cake English
From the Middle English cake denoting a flat loaf made from fine flour (Old Norse kaka), hence a metonymic occupational name for a baker who specialized in fancy breads. It was first attested as a surname in the 13th century (Norfolk, Northamptonshire).
Çakır Turkish
Means "greyish blue (eyes)" in Turkish.
Čaklais Latvian
Means "the diligent one".
Çakmak Turkish
Means "lighter" in Turkish, referring to a tool used to ignite fire. This is also the name of a village in Antalya Province, Turkey.
Čakste Latvian
Means "shrike".
Cal English
Possibly from the given name Cal.
Calabaza Spanish, Indigenous American
Nickname from ‘calabaza’ meaning pumpkin squash. This is commonly used by Pueblos (Native Americans) in New Mexico.
Calado Portuguese, Spanish (Philippines)
Menas "silent, quiet" in Portuguese and "soaked drenched" in Spanish.
Calafiore Italian, Sicilian
altered form of Calaciura from the Greek name Kalokiourēs a variant of Kalokyrēs Kalokyrios meaning "good man".
Calagahan Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog kahalagahan meaning "importance".
Calamari Italian
From Latin calamarius "relating to a writing reed, ink pen", a name for a scribe, or perhaps a fisherman from the Italian descendant calamaro "squid, calamari".
Calandra Italian
from calandra "skylark" (from Latin calandra) probably a nickname for someone with a fine singing voice.
Calasso Italian
Possibly from the given name Galasso, or from the dialectical word cala "cove, inlet, creek".
Calatayud Spanish
From the city in Spain, in province of Zaragoza within the autonomous community Aragón. The name Calatayud came from the Arabic قلعة أيوب Qal‘at ’Ayyūb, "the qalat (fortress) of Ayyub".
Calaway English
Variant spelling of Callaway.
Calaycay Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kalaykay meaning "rake".
Calcaterra Italian
Nickname from calcare meaning "to tread", "to stamp" + terra meaning "land", "earth", "ground", probably denoting a short person, someone who walked close to the ground, or an energetic walker.
Caldeira Portuguese
Name given to a maker of kettles or other cooking vessels.
Caldeira Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Caldera.
Caldeirao Portuguese
From Portuguese meaning "cauldron".
Calder Scottish
Habitational name from any of the places called Calder in Midlothian and Caithness, or Cawdor in Nairnshire.
Caldera Spanish
Derived from Spanish caldera meaning "basin, crater, hollow", ultimately from Latin caldarium or caldaria both meaning "hot bath, cooking pot". The word also denotes a depression in volcanoes, and it is commonly used as an element for surnames denoting streams or mountains.
Calderone Italian
From the Latin word Caldaria "cauldron". Given to someone who worked as a tinker or tinsmith. Italian cognitive of Calderón.
Calderwood English
From the lordship of Calderwood in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Cale Welsh
Possibly derived from the River Cale. A famous barer of this name is Welsh musician John Cale (1942- ).
Caleb American
Caleb norwood
Calero Spanish
Metonymic occupational name for a burner or seller of lime, from calero ‘lime’.
Calfee Anglo-Saxon
This surname is a variant of the name Calf, which is a variant of the Old Norse Kalfr, however it is possible that it is a nickname for someone who had characteristics like a calf, or baby cow.
Calger Romansh
Derived from Romansh chalger "cobbler; shoemaker".
Caliesch Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Aliesch.
Caliezi Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Gliezi.
Caligiuri Italian
Comes from the Greek words "kalos" meaning "beautiful" and "gheros" meaning "elderly," and was often given to children in the hopes that they would retain their beauty in their old age.
Calihua Nahuatl
Meaning uncertain, possibly related to calli "house".
Çalık Turkish
Means "crooked, awry" in Turkish.
Cəlilov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Cəlil".
Cəlilova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Cəlilov.
Calimeris Greek
It can be Kalimeris as well and it means good morning.
Calimlim Filipino, Pangasinan, Tagalog
Topographic name denoting someone who lived in a shaded area, derived from the word limlim meaning "shade, impending darkness".
Călin Romanian
From the given name Călin.
Calinao Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Derived from Cebuano and Hiligaynon kalinaw meaning "calmness, peace, tranquility".
Calinawan Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kalinawan meaning "peace".
Calingasan Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kalingasan meaning "lustre of a surface (which reflects light)".
Calinisan Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kalinisan meaning "cleanliness, purity".
Çalışır Turkish
Means "on, running, working" in Turkish.
Çalışkan Turkish
Means "hard-working, diligent, assiduous" in Turkish.
Calisto Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Calisto.
Cālītis Latvian
Derived from the word cālis meaning "chick".
Calixte French
From the given name Calixte
Calixto Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Calixto
Calkin Irish
Variant of Culkin.
Calla Italian
Variant of Cala or Catllà.
Callander Scottish, English, Swedish (Rare)
Habitational name from various places so named in Scotland. ... [more]
Callard Cornish
Might be from Calartha in Morvah / from cala-arth, the hard or difficult height.
Callen English (Rare)
From the forename Callen
Callender Scottish
Variant of Scottish Callander or German Kalander.
Callender English
Occupational name for a person who finished freshly woven cloth by passing it between heavy rollers to compress the weave. From Old Franch calandrier, calandreur.
Calliari Italian (Latinized, Archaic)
This is an Italian surname, in the north of Italy. Calliari is the result of the deformation of the graphically Calligari, where you can clearly see excision of the letter or character D, which is located in the middle of the surname... [more]
Calligan Irish (Rare)
Before Irish names were translated into English, Calligan had a Gaelic form of O Ceallachain, possibly from "ceallach", which means "strife".... [more]
Calloway English
Derived from the place name Caillouet-Orgeville, from Norman caillou "pebble". Alternately, a variant of Galloway.
Callum Scottish
From the given name Callum.
Calma Filipino, Pampangan
From Pampangan kalma meaning "fate, fortune", ultimately from Sanskrit कर्मन् (karman).
Calne Welsh
Calne is derived from the Welsh word "karn," which means "a pile of stones," such as was often used to mark a burial site. The forebears that initially bore the name Calne likely lived by a notable heap of stones.
Calogero Italian
From the given name Calogero.
Calonder Romansh
Either derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Leonhard or from the name of the mountain Calanda.
Calörtscher Romansh
Derived from the place name Calörtsch, a village in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.
Calumpang Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kalumpang meaning "wild almond tree".
Caluori Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and a contraction of the given names Gallus and Uori.
Caluzi Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Luzi.
Calvander Swedish (Rare)
Possibly a combination of a place name and the common surname suffix -ander (from Greek ἀνδρός (andros) "man").