All Submitted Surnames

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Guivarc'h Breton
Guivarc'h means 'swift stallion' in the Breton language.
Gukasyan Armenian
Means "son of Gukas", the Armenian equivalent of Luke.
Gül Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Means "rose" in Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, and Uyghur, ultimately from Persian.
Gul Pakistani, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose".
Gulbis Latvian
Means "swan".
Gulea Romanian
Güleryüz Turkish
Means "smiling face" in Turkish.
Guli Uzbek, Kurdish, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Albanian, Bosnian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose". It is sometimes borne by Georgians and Armenians of Persian descent.
Gulian Armenian
From Armenian word gul meaning "rose", as well as "laughter", combined with the common suffix of ian meaning "son of".
Guliyeva Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Azerbaijani Quliyev.
Gullette French
Comes from Guillemme or William of Normandy. Reference 1066: The Battle of Hastings.
Gullick English
From the Middle English personal name Gullake, a descendant of Old English Gūthlāc, literally "battle-sport".
Gulliver English
From a medieval nickname for a greedy person (from Old French goulafre "glutton"). Jonathan Swift used it in his satire 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726), about the shipwrecked ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver, whose adventures "offer opportunities for a wide-ranging and often savage lampooning of human stupidity and vice."
Gulotta Italian
Italian: from the female personal name, a pet form of Gulla.
Gulshanyar Dari Persian (Rare)
Gulshanyar meaning “flower garden” in Persian which originated in Afghanistan.
Gultekin Turkish
It comes from "Kül Tigin" (? - 575 AD) who was a general of the Second Turkic Kaganate (Göktürks' khaganate). He was a second son of Ilterish Shad and the younger brother of Bilge Kagan.
Gum German
North German:... [more]
Guma'taotao Chamorro
Chamorro for "house of the people"
Gumm English
From a nickname or byname from Middle English gome, Old English guma "man".
Gummesson Swedish
Means "son of Gumme".
Gunasekara Sinhalese
From Sanskrit गुण (guna) meaning "talent, virtue, quality, merit" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Gunasekera Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Gunasekara.
Gundián Galician
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the parish of Costantín, Baralla or the one in the parish of A Ponte Ulla, Vedra.
Gündoğan Turkish
Means "born on the day".
Gundry English
From Gondri, Gundric, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, composed of the Germanic elements gund "battle" and rīc "power(ful)".
Gündüz Turkish
Means "daytime, day" in Turkish.
Güneş Turkish
Means "sun" or "sunny" in Turkish.
Güney Turkish
Means "south, southern" in Turkish.
Gunn Scottish
This ancient Scottish surname is of Norwegian origin derived from the Old Norse personal name Gunnr. This surname, in most cases originated in Caithness, Scotland's most northerly county.
Gunner English
Derived from the given name Gunnvǫr
Gunner English
From Old English gunne meaning "cannon, gun" and the agent suffix "-er"
Guntersen Norwegian
Means "son of Gunter".
Gunzenhauser German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from either of two places named Gunzenhausen, one in Württemberg and the other in Bavaria.
Gupit Filipino, Tagalog
Means "haircut" in Tagalog.
Guppy English
English habitational name from a place in Wootton Fitzpaine, Dorset, Gupehegh in Middle English. This is named with the Old English personal name Guppa (a short form of Guðbeorht "battle bright") + (ge)hæg "enclosure"... [more]
Gurakuqi Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Guralnick Jewish
Occupational name from Ukrainian guralnyk, Yiddish guralnik "distiller".
Guramishvili Georgian
Means "son of Guram".
Gurbanow Turkmen
Means "son of Gurban".
Gürbüz Turkish
Means "robust, healthy" in Turkish.
Gurel Turkish
Dynamism is the meaning of the name.
Gurewitz Jewish
Belarusian and Lithuanian variant of Horowitz, a habitational name from Horovice in central Bohemia, now in the Czech Republic, which is named with a short form of a personal name formed with Hor, as for example Horimir, Horislav.
Gurgenidze Georgian
Means "son of Gurgen".
Gurry Irish
Variant of Gorry.
Gursultur Jewish (Latinized), Kurdish, Hebrew
This name is a composition of the following words: GUR; Hebrew for "lion cub", SUL; which is an abbreviation of Suleman (Kurdish for king Solomon), TUR; this word is derived from the Arba'ah Turim. The Arbaáh Turim are often called simply the Tur, which is an important Halakhic code.... [more]
Gurutzeaga Basque
It means "of the cross".
Gus English
From the given name Gus.
Gusev Russian
Derived from Russian гусь (gus) meaning "goose".
Gushiken Okinawan, Japanese
Means "strong-willed" from Japanese 具 (gu) meaning "tool, utensil, means", 志 (shi) meaning "intention, will", and 堅 (ken) meaning "hard, resolute, unyielding".
Gushima Japanese
From 具 (gu) meaning "tool" and 島 (shima) meaning "island."
Gusinjac Bosnian
From Gusinje, the name of a town in the Plav municipality of Montenegro where Bosniaks form a regional majority
Gusmão Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Guzmán.
Gust German
German: from a short form of the personal name Jodocus, which is either a Latinized form of a Breton name, Iodoc, borne by a 7th-century Breton saint (compare Jost and Joyce) or from a reduced form of the personal name Augustus.... [more]
Gustavo Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Gustavo.
Gut Jewish
Derived from Yiddish gut "good".
Guta Bosnian
Possibly a mispronunciation of the Bosnian word for the verb "gutati" (to swallow) or "guta" (swallowing).
Guth Jewish
Variant of Gut.
Guðfriðsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Guðfriðr" in Icelandic.
Guðfriðsson Icelandic
Means "son of Guðfriðr" in Icelandic.
Guðmundsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Guðmund"; not strictly used as a surname, and is also used as a patronymic.
Guðmundsson Icelandic
Means "son of Guðmund" in Icelandic.
Guðnadóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Guðni". A notable bearer is Icelandic musician and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir (b. 1982).
Guðnason Icelandic
Means "son of Guðni".
Guthrie Scottish, Irish, German
Scottish: habitational name from a place near Forfar, named in Gaelic with gaothair ‘windy place’ (a derivative of gaoth ‘wind’) + the locative suffix -ach. Possibly an Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mag Uchtre ‘son of Uchtre’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to uchtlach ‘child’.... [more]
Gutierre Spanish
From the given name Gutierre.
Gutknecht German, German (Swiss)
Status name for a page of noble birth (Middle High German guot kneht).
Gütlin German, Yiddish
Diminutive of GUTE and GUTA, recorded in Frankfurt, Germany throughout the 14th century.
Gutner Jewish
Variant of Gut.
Gutnik Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Yiddish surname meaning "glassworker" from Yiddish hute meaning "glassworks".
Gutt Jewish
Variant of Gut.
Guttenberg German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Bavaria, called Guttenberg, from the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of Old High German guot ‘good’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’... [more]
Gutting German
Of uncertain origin. Probably from a Germanic personal name formed with god "good" or god, got "god".
Güven Turkish
Means "trust, confidence" in Turkish, perhaps designating a trustworthy person or one who trusts in others readily.
Guy English
Occupational name for a guide, Old French gui (a derivative of gui(d)er "to guide", of Germanic origin).
Guy English, French
From a French form of the Germanic personal name Wido, which is of uncertain origin. This name was popular among the Normans in the forms Wi, Why as well as in the rest of France in the form Guy.
Guynes Welsh
Welsh. Derivitive of Gwynn. Modified in the 19th century when the family came to the United States.
Guyton English
Means "hill of Gaega".
Güzel Turkish
Meaning "beutiful" or "pretty" in Turkish.
Guzi Hungarian
As far as known, Guzi means 'friend' but as far as other meanings go, it is unknown. Due to its origin, the last name has two factions of distant family that pronounce it differently- One as "Guh-Zee" as the more uncommon pronunciation that actually follows the origin, and "Goo-Zee" as it is commonly pronounced in English.
Guzman Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Guzmán used mainly in America and the Philippines.
Gwan Korean
From Sino-Korean (Gwan) meaning "Tube".
Gwilliam Welsh
From the personal name Gwilym, Welsh form of William.
Gwilliam English
Anglicised form of the Welsh given name Gwilym.
Gwilliams Welsh
Means son of Gwilym, Cognate of Williams
Gwin Welsh
Derived from the forename Gwyn.
Gwinyai Shona
Gwinyai means "be strong".
Gwizdala Polish
Nickname for someone noted for his cheerful whistling, from a derivative of gwizdac ‘to whistle’.
Gwyther Welsh
meaning, "victor" or "victory"
Gyaltsen Tibetan
From the given name Gyaltsen
Gyasi Akan
Meaning unknown.
Gyatso Tibetan
From the given name Gyatso.
Gylespie Scottish
Variant of Gillespie
Gylfadóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Gylfi". Used exclusively by women. Gylfason is the male version.
Gylfason Icelandic
Means "son of Gylfi". Used exclusively by men. Gylfadóttir is the female version.
Gyllenhaal Swedish
The name Gyllenhaal originated from Nils Gunnarsson Gyllenhaal's father Gunne Olofsson Haal, who was from Hahlegården, a crown homestead in South Härene Parish in the county of Västergötland in West Sweden... [more]
György Hungarian
From the given name György.
Gyujto Hungarian
Very old Hungarian name, very rare.. means gatherer.
Vietnamese form of He, from Sino-Vietnamese 何 (hà).
Hạ Vietnamese
Derived from the Han character meaning "summer".
Haab Estonian
Haab is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen".
Haabjärv Estonian
Haabjärv is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen lake".
Haabma Estonian
Haabma is an Estonian surname derived from "haab" (aspen) and "maa" (land).
Haabmets Estonian
Haabmets is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen forest."
Haaboja Estonian
Haaboja is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen creek/stream".
Haack German
One who lived at the bend or hook in the river. (See Hooker)
Haag Ancient Germanic (Archaic)
’’The German surname Haag, like many surnames, was taken from some geographical feature near the dwelling place of its first bearer. Coming from the Old Norse "haga," or some local variation of the word, the name means "one who lives near a hedged or fenced enclosure."... [more]
Haak Estonian
Haak is an Estonian surname meaning "hook" and "fastener".
Hääl Estonian
Hääl is an Estonian surname meaning "voice".
Haaland Norwegian
From Old Norse Hávaland, derived from hár "high" and land "land, farm". This is the name of several farms in Norway.
Haam Hmong
A Hmong clan surname, which is sometimes anglicized as Ham or Hang. It may be a variant form of the Chinese surname Hang.
Haamer Estonian
Haamer is an Estonian surname meaning "hammer".
Haamid Arabic
From the first name Haamid, meaning "praiser".
Haan Dutch
It means "rooster" in Dutch
Haapavaara Finnish
Means 'aspenhill'
Haarla Estonian
Haarla is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "haar" meaning "leg".
Haarma Estonian
Haarma is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "härmas" meaning "frosty".
Haavakivi Estonian
Haavakivi is an Estonian surname meaning "cut stone".
Haavamäe Estonian
Haavamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen hill".
Haavaoks Estonian
Haavaoks is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen bough/branch".
Haavapuu Estonian
Haavapuu is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen tree".
Haavasalu Estonian
Haavasalu is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen grove".
Haavisto Finnish
Means "place with aspens" or "group of aspens". This name comes from a combination of haapa, "aspen", and the suffix -sto which is used for places and groups of things.
Haavistu Estonian
Haavistu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "haavik" ("aspen wood") and "iste" ("seat" or "stool"); "aspen wood stool".
Habagat Filipino, Cebuano
Means "southwest monsoon, southwest wind" in Cebuano.
Habeeb Arabic, Dhivehi
From the given name Habib.
Habelt German
from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Habo, a short form of various compound names formed with had(u) ‘battle’, ‘strife’
Haber Maltese
Not to be confused with the German surname of the same spelling.
Haberfeld German
Means "oat field". From the words habaro "oat" and feld "field
Haberfield German (Anglicized)
Partial anglicization of Haberfeld
Haberland German
Topographic name from Middle High German haber(e) "oats" and land "land", or a habitational name from any of various places so called.
Habermann German, Jewish
Occupational name for a grower or seller of oats, composed of the elements Haber and the agent suffix -mann.
Habib Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Habib.
Habibi Persian, Arabic
From the given name Habib.
Həbibov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Həbib".
Habibović Bosnian
Means "son of Habib".
Habibzai Pashto
Means "son of Habib" in Pashto. The Habibzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai.
Habsburg German
This surname may have been used by someone whose descendants originated from the House of Habsburg, which was one of the most important royal houses in Europe. It is assumed that the surname is derived from High German Habichtsburg meaning "hawk castle," but some historians and linguists believe that it may actually be derived from Middle High German hab/hap meaning "ford", as there is a river with a ford nearby.
Habyarimana Central African
Variant spelling of Havyarimana. This surname was borne by assassinated Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana (1937-1994).
Hachemi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Hashmi (chiefly Algerian).
Hachimi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hashim (chiefly Moroccan).
Hachimitsu Japanese
Means "honey"
Hachimura Japanese
Hachi (蜂) means bee, Mura (村) means village.
Hachiya Japanese
From Japanese 蜂 (hachi) meaning "bee, wasp" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".
Hachmi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Hashmi (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
Hacıyev Azerbaijani
Means "son of the pilgrim", from Arabic حَاجِيّ (ḥājiyy) denoting a Muslim who has successfully made the hajj to Mecca.
Hacızadə Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Hajizadeh.
Hack German
Variant of Haack.
Hackberry English
Means simply "hackberry".
Hackmann German, Jewish
Occupational name for a butcher or a woodcutter.
Hackney English, Scottish
Habitational name from Hackney in Greater London, named from an Old English personal name Haca (genitive Hacan) combined with ēg "island, dry ground in marshland".
Hackney English, Scottish
From Middle English hakenei (Old French haquenée), an ambling horse, especially one considered suitable for women to ride; perhaps therefore a metonymic occupational name for a stablehand... [more]
Hacohen Hebrew
Means "the priest" in Hebrew, from the word ha which means "the", and the surname Cohen.
Hada Japanese
This is another reading of Haneda/Hata. Ha means "Plume, Feather, Wing" and Da means "Rice Paddy/Patty".
Hadad Arabic, Hebrew
Variant transcription of Haddad.
Hadar Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Hadar, means "splendour, glory" in Hebrew.
Haddad Arabic, Persian
Means "blacksmith, ironsmith" in Arabic, ultimately from Syriac ܚܕܕܐ (hadado).
Hadden Irish
Variation of Haden
Haddock English
Haddock is a surname of English. It may refer to many people. It may come from the medieval word Ædduc, a diminutive of Æddi, a short form of various compound names including the root ēad, meaning prosperity or fortune... [more]
Haddon English
Derived from the Old English word had meaning "heathland" and the Old English suffix -don meaning "hill"; hence, the "heathland hill" or the "heather-covered hill".... [more]
Hadia Arabic
From the given name Hadia.
Hadj Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic حاج (ḥājj) meaning "pilgrim", referring to the Islamic hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia (chiefly Maghrebi).
Hadley English
A habitational name from either a place named Hadley, or a place named Hadleigh. The first is named from the Old English personal name Hadda + lēah (means ‘wood’, ‘(woodland) clearing’), and the other three are from Old English hǣð (meaning ‘heathland’, ‘heather') + lēah.
Hado Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 波 (ha) meaning "wavelength" and 動 (do, dou, dō) meaning "motion, change, confusion"
Hafer German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a grower of or dealer in oats, from German Hafer "oats". Compare Haber. As a Jewish surname, it is in many cases ornamental.
Hafidi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hafiz.
Hafstein Icelandic
Either derived from the Icelandic given name Hafsteinn or from Norwegian surname Havstein (probably derived from a place name).
Hafsteinsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Hafsteinn" in Icelandic.
Hafsteinsson Icelandic
Means "son of Hafsteinn" in Icelandic.
Haga Japanese
Ha means "Fragrance,Aroma" and Ga means "Congratulations". It's mostly in the northeastern Japan, and most likely comes from the place name in Tochigi Prefecture.
Hagakure Japanese
From Japanese 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf" and 隠 (gakure) meaning "to disappear"
Hagan Jewish
Hebrew, shortened from haganah which means soldier
Hagan Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁgáin "descendant of Ógán", a personal name from a diminutive of óg "young".
Hagan Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodhagáin "descendant of Aodhagán", a personal name formed from a double diminutive of Aodh meaning "fire".
Hagelberg German
From German hagel meaning "hail" and berg meaning "mountain".
Hageman Dutch
Combination of Middle Dutch haghe "hedge, enclosure" and #man "man".
Hageman Dutch
Variant of German Hagemann.
Hagemann German, Danish
Combination of Middle Low German hage "enclosure, hedge" and mann "man".
Hager Dutch, North Frisian
From a Germanic personal name composed of hag 'hedge', 'enclosure' + hari, heri 'army'.
Hägg Swedish
From Swedish hägg meaning "prunus padus", but also known as "hackberry, bird cherry". It is a type of small tree native to northern Asia and Europe.
Häggkvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish hägg "bird cherry" (a type of tree native to Sweden) and kvist "twig".
Hägglund Swedish
Combination of Swedish hägg "bird cherry" (a type of tree native to Sweden) and lund "grove".
Häggström Swedish
Combination of Swedish hägg "bird cherry" and ström "stream, small river".
Hagino Japanese
Hagi means "Bush Clover" and No means "Field, Plain, Wilderness". A notable bearer is Kosuke Hagino, a competitive swimmer.
Hagiwara Japanese
From Japanese 萩 (hagi) meaning "bush clover" and 原 (wara) meaning "field, plain".
Hagman Swedish
Combination of Swedish hage "encousure, pasture" and man "man", thus making it a cognate of German Hagemann.
Hagström Swedish
Combination of Swedish hage "enclosure, garden" and ström "stream, small river".
Hagstrom English
Anglicized form of Swedish Hagström.
Hagu Estonian
Hagu is an Estonian surname meaning "brush".
Hahm German
Metonymic occupational name for a sealer of weights and measures, from Middle High German hāme ‘(standard) measure’.
Hähner German
Pet form of Heinrich.
Hahner German
Occupational name for a poultry farmer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German hane "rooster".
Hahner German
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Hahn or Hag.
Haidar Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Haidar.
Haider Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Haider.
Haijima Japanese (Rare)
Hai (拝) here means "worship", hai (灰) here means "ash", jima/shima (島) means "island".
Hailes Scottish, English
Scottish habitational name from Hailes in Lothian, originally in East Lothian, named from the Middle English genitive or plural form of hall ‘hall’. ... [more]
Haim Jewish
From the given name Haim.
Haimawari Japanese
From Japanese 灰 (hai) meaning "ashes, puckery juice, cremate" and 廻 (mawari) meaning "round, revolve, go around, circumference"
Hainey Scottish Gaelic, Irish, Scottish, English
(Celtic) A lost me devil village in Scotland; or one who came from Hanney island in Berkshire.
Hairfield English
Probably a variant of Harefield, a habitational name from a place so named, for example the one Greater London or Harefield in Selling, Kent, which are both apparently named from Old English here ‘army’ + feld ‘open country’.