All Submitted Surnames

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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Allvee Estonian
Allvee is an Estonian surname meaning "undersea" and "underwater".
Allyn Jewish
Means “descendant of Alleyne”.
Alm Swedish
Means "elm" in Swedish.
Almada Portuguese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous city.
Almaguer Catalan
Habitational name from a place in Valencia named Almaguer.
Almandoz Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
Almanza Spanish
Originally indicated a person from Almanza, a city in northern Spain. The city's name itself is derived from Arabic المنزل (al-manzil) meaning "the house".
Almánzar Spanish (Caribbean)
Derived from Arabic المنظر (al manẓar) meaning "the view" or "the lookout". This surname is primarily used in the Dominican Republic.
Almarza Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 localities: the Castilian municipality of Almarza, Comarca of El Valle or the Riojan municipality of Almarza de Cameros.
Almas Persian, Arabic
From the given name Almas.
Almathrahi Arabic (Rare)
Origin unknown, but most likely an anglicized version of 'Almathami'.... [more]
Almatyev Kazakh (Rare)
Derived from Almaty, the name of a city in Kazakhstan.
Almazán Spanish
Habitational name demoting someone originally from the municipality of Almazán in Castile and León, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic المكان المحصن (al-makān al-ḥiṣn) meaning "the fortified place" or "the stronghold".
Almazan Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Almazán primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Almazbekov Kyrgyz
Means "son of Almazbek".
Almblad Swedish
Combination of Swedish alm "elm" and blad "leaf".
Almenara Spanish
Almenara in Spanish is "beacon", but it is an old kind of beacon that consisted of a fire that was lit on top of the battlements to give a signal.
Almendinger German, German (Swiss)
Habitational name for someone from a place called Allmendingen, of which there are two examples in Switzerland, in Bern canton, and one in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
Almlöf Swedish
Combination of Swedish alm "elm" and löv "leaf".
Almodovar Spanish
Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (1949-) is a Spanish filmmaker, director, screenwriter, producer, and former actor who was born in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain. His films are marked by his employment of certain actors and creative personnel, complex narratives, melodrama, pop culture, popular songs, irreverent humor, strong colors, and glossy décor... [more]
Almog Hebrew
From the given name Almog, means "coral" in Hebrew.
Almoguera Spanish
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Al Mokaddem Arabic
History: Descendants of the blessed Fatima the daughter of prophet Mohammed in the Arabian Peninsula.... [more]
Almond English
From the Middle English personal name Almund, from Old English Æ{dh}elmund, "noble protection" and variant of Allman, assimilated by folk etymology to the vocabulary word denoting the tree.
Almonte Spanish
From a place between Huelva and Sevilla. Means "the mountain".
Álmos Hungarian
From the given name Álmos.
Almqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish alm "elm" and kvist "twig, branch".
al-Musrati Arabic (Maghrebi)
Denoted a person from Misrata (also spelled Misurata or Misratah), a city in the Misrata district in northwestern Libya.
Al-mutairi Arabic
Means “the Mutairi” referring to the Mutayr (مطير) tribe of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
al-Muzaffari Arabic
From the given name Muzaffar.
Alnemy Flemish
Only know relation claims birth in East Flanders. Arabic speakers believe it may be of Syrian or Saudi Arabian origin.
Aloe Estonian
Aloe is an Estonian surname derived from "loe" meaning "north-west".
Alogrina Russian
Feminine form of Alogrin (Алогрин)
Alomerovich Bosnian (Modern)
Alomerovichs: In the 93 war, immigrated from the village of Ust ordinski. They started living in the villages of Lipovo and Blatina in the city of Kolašin, Montenegro. Their real surnames are Piyutsi.
Alomerovich Bosnian (Modern)
Alomerovichs: In the 93 war, immigrated from the village of Kinerma. They started living in the villages of Lipovo and Blatina in the city of Kolašin, Montenegro. Their real surnames are Piyutsi.
Alonto Filipino, Maranao
Means "extraordinary" in Maranao.
Aloshi Albanian
Aloshi , Aloshaj
Al-Otaibi Arabic
Means "the Otaibi", referring to the Otaibah (عتيبة) tribe of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian peninsula.
Alpers Scottish
Derived from the given name Albert
Alpert English, Jewish, German, Dutch
A variant of the Jewish surname Heilprin or Halpern. In German and Dutch usage, it is derived from the given name Albert... [more]
Alpini Italian
(or Alpino) possibly denoting a person from the Alpes.
Alpízar Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous locality in the Andalusian province of Huelva.
Alptekin Turkish, Uyghur
From Turkish alp meaning "brave, hero" and the Old Turkish title tegin meaning "prince".
Al-Qahtani Arabic
Means "the Qahtani" in Arabic, referring to a Qahtanite person from the southern Arabian Peninsula and Yemen.
Al Qatrani Arabic
A tarrer, from 'qatrani' (tar). Most common in Yemen and Libya.... [more]
Alquiza Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Alkiza.
Al Ramana Arabic
Possibly an Arabic Form of Ramani and Ramadan.
Alsaggaf Arabic
Alternate transcription of Al Saqqaf.
Alsagoff Arabic
Variant of Al Saqqaf primarily used in Southeast Asia. This is the name of a prominent Arab family in Singapore.
Al Saleh Arabic
Means "the virtuous" from Arabic صالح (salih).
Alsamora Catalan
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous locality of the municipality of Sant Esteve de la Sarga.
Al Saqqaf Arabic
Means "the roofer" from Arabic سقف (saqf) meaning "ceiling, roof".
Al-Saqqaf Arabic
Alternate transcription of Al Saqqaf.
Al Saud Arabic
From Arabic سُعُود (suʿūd), the verbal noun form of سَعَدَ (saʿada) meaning "to be fortunate, to be propitious". This is the name of the House of Saud (آل سعود), the ruling Royal Family of Saudi Arabia... [more]
Al Sayad Arabic (Egyptian)
This is a rare Arabic title meaning "fisherman" or "fisherman"
Alscheid German
Probably originally a locational surname and a place name for a village which no longer exists. Alscheid (Luxembourgish: Alschent) is a village in the commune of Kiischpelt, in northern Luxembourg. As of 2001, the village had a population of 47.... [more]
Alšėniškis Lithuanian
This indicates familial origin within the Belarusian village of Hal’šány, which was originally Lithuanian & named Alšėnai.
Al-Shami Arabic
Means "the Levantine or "the Syrian", derived from Arabic شَامِيّ (šāmiyy) meaning "Levantine, Syrian, Damascene".
al-Shebani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Shebani (chiefly Libyan).
Al-Shehri Arabic
Means "the Shehri" in Arabic, referring to a member of the Shehri (شهري) tribe of Saudi Arabia.
Al-Shishani Arabic, Chechen (Expatriate)
Means "the Chechen" in Arabic. This was adopted by Chechens who migrated to the Arab world from the Caucasus.
Alson English
English surname meaning "son of all"
Alsop English
Habitational name, now chiefly found in the Midlands, for a person from Alsop-en-le-Dale, a chapelry in the parish of Ashborne, Derbyshire. The place name itself meant "Ælle's valley" from the genitive of the Old English personal name Ælle and Old English hōp meaning "enclosed valley" (compare Hope).
Alston English
A locational surname, derived from the many townships in England of the same name, meaning 'of the old manor or of the hillside'
Alt German, Jewish
From German alt ‘old’, typically applied as a distinguishing epithet to the older of two bearers of the same personal name.
Altan Turkish
From the given name Altan.
Altbauer German (Austrian)
“Old farmer” from the root Bauer meaning “farmer” in German
Alterman Yiddish
It literally means "old man".
Alters German
Shortened form of Alterstein.
Alterstein German
Means "old stone" in German.
Altham English
Altham is a surname of English origin, based on the placename Altham, Lancashire.
Al Thani Arabic
Means "the second" in Arabic. This is the name of the royal family of Qatar.
Althoff German
A surname predominantly found in Westphalia and the Rhineland region of Germany which is derived from German alt "old" and Hof (Hoff in the local dialects) "farmstead; farm; manor".
Altmäe Estonian
Altmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "from below hill".
Altman German
Said to mean "Wise man" of German origin
Altmets Estonian
Altmets is an Estonian surname meaning "below forest".
Altmeyer German
Status name for an older steward, headman, or tenant farmer, as distinguished from a younger one, from Middle High German alt ‘old’ + meier ‘steward’, ‘headman’, ‘tenant farmer’
Altnurme Estonian
Altnurme is an Estonian surname meaning "(from) below pasture/meadow".
Alto Estonian
Alto is an Estonian surname meaning "from below".
Altosaar Estonian
Altosaar is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from the masculine given name "Alto" and "saar", meaning "island"; "Alto's island".
Altringer German
Habitational name for someone from a place called Altringen or Aldingen, of which there are two in Württemberg.
Altschuler Jewish
It is derived from the Altschul, Old Synagogue in Prague.
Alttoa Estonian
Alttoa is an Estonian surname meaning "from below, indoors".
Altun Turkish
From Turkish altın meaning "gold".
Alu Estonian
Alu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "alus", meaning "fixture", "base" and "foundation".
Alumaa Estonian
Alumaa is an Estonian surname meaning "base/foundation land".
Alumäe Estonian
Alumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "base/foundation hill/mountain".
Alunurm Estonian
Alunurm is an Estonian surname meaning "base/foundation meadow".
Alusaar Estonian
Alusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "base/foundation island".
Alusalu Estonian
Alusalu is an Estonian surname meaning "base/foundation grove".
Aluvee Estonian
Aluvee is an Estonian surname meaning "base/foundation water".
Alvalle Spanish (Latin American)
A beautiful valley in Ortona
Alvarenga Portuguese
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous parishes.
Álvares Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Álvarez.
Álvaro Spanish
Either derived from the given name Alvaro or a variant of Alvarez.
Alvear Spanish
Unexplained.
Alver Estonian
Alver is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "allvee" meaning "underwater".
Alverson English
Variant of Swedish Halvarsson or Alvarsson
Alvi Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Ali 1.
Alvord English
Derived from a variation of Ælfræd.
Alwardt German
From the personal name Adelward, composed of the Germanic elements adal ‘noble’ + ward ‘keeper’, ‘protector’.
Alyea French (Huguenot)
From D'Ailly. It can be traced back to France in 1400's. The family with this last name came over to the United States, mainly on the East Coast in the 16th century as huguenot refugees.
Alyenina Russian
Feminine form of Alyenin (Аленин)
Alyokhin Russian
Derived from the given name Alyokha, a diminutive of Aleksey.
Alyokhina Russian
Feminine counterpart of Alyokhin.
Alyonin Russian
Matronymic surname derived from the Russian given name Alyona.
Alza Spanish
Means "to rise" or simply "rise"
Al-Zahrani Arabic
Means "the Zahrani" in Arabic, referring to the Zahran (زهران) tribe in Saudi Arabia. The name itself is derived from Arabic زهراني (zahran) meaning "flowering, blossoming", ultimately from زَهْرَة (zahra) meaning "flower, blossom" (see Zahrah).
Alzalg Arabic
Means "the sharp sword that can slid smoothly from its sheath" in Arabic.
Amachi Japanese
This surname is used as 天知, 天地, 天池, 天内, 雨知 or 雨地 with 天 (ten, ama-, amatsu, ame) meaning "heavens, imperial, sky", 雨 (u, ama-, ame, -same) meaning "rain", 知 (chi, shi.raseru, shi.ru) meaning "know, wisdom", 地 (ji, chi) meaning "earth, ground", 池 (chi, ike) meaning "cistern, pond, pool, reservoir" and 内 (dai, nai, uchi, chi) meaning "among, between, home, house, inside, within."... [more]
Amada Japanese
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "sky, heaven" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Amadeo Italian
From the given name Amadeo.
Amadi Persian, Romanian, Italian, Maltese
Variant of Ahmadi common in Romania and Italy. It is typical of Malta.
Amado Spanish
From the given name Amado.
Amagai Japanese
This is a variation of Japanese surname Amaya. Ama means "Heaven(ly)" and Gai means "Valley".
Amagawa Japanese
From the Japanese 天 (ama or ten) "heaven," 塰 (ama) the title of a Noh play or 余 (ama) "complimentary" and 川 or 河 (gawa or kawa) "river."
Amagi Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "heaven" and 城 (ki) meaning "castle".
Amai Japanese
This surname is used as 天井 or 甘井 with 天 (ten, ama-, amatsu, ame) meaning "heavens, imperial, sky", 甘 (kan, ama.i, ama.eru, ama.yakasu, uma.i) meaning "be content, coax, pamper, sugary, sweet" and 井 (shou, sei, i) meaning "community, town, well, well crib."
Amajiki Japanese
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "heaven" and 喰 (jiki) meaning "eating"
Amaki Japanese
It can mean "Heaven tree."... [more]
Amaliyeva Russian
Feminine form of Amaliyev (Амалиев)
Amami Japanese
amami is a surname which can mean heavenly beauty, heavenly truth, or heavenly ocean. the first meaning is made up of the kanji 天 (ama) meaning heaven and 美 (mi) meaning beauty. the second meaning consists of 天 (ama) and 実 (mi) meaning truth... [more]
Amamiya Japanese
From Japanese 雨 (ama) meaning "rain" and 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace". A notable bearer of this surname is voice actress and singer Sora Amamiya (雨宮 天 Amamiya Sora, 1993–).
Åman Swedish
Combination of Swedish å "creek, river, big stream" and man "man".
Amâncio Portuguese
From the given name Amâncio.
Amani Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Amani.
Amani Tigrinya
From the given name Amani (see user-submitted name) meaning "faith" in Tigrinya. It is possibly related to Arabic Iman or Swahili Imani, also meaning "faith".
Amankona Akan
Meaning unknown.
Amarante French
From the given name Amarante
Amararatne Sinhalese (Rare)
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal, undying" and रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure".
Amarasekara Sinhalese
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal, undying" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Amarasinghe Sinhalese
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal, undying" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Amarawickrama Sinhalese
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal, undying" and विक्रम (vikrama) meaning "stride, pace" or "valour".
Amari Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
Amari Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 甘 (ama) meaning "sweet" combined with 利 (ri) meaning "profit, benefit".
Amaro Spanish
Originated in Italy
Amat Catalan
From the Latin given name Amatus, meaning "beloved".
Amatani Japanese
It's the same as the below surname 天谷 (Amaya), meaning "Heavenly Valley". This is simply the western Japanese pronunciation of it.
Amatonding Filipino, Maranao
From a Maranao title of nobility.
Amatsubo Japanese (Rare)
Means "rainy atriam,rainy courtyards".From Japanese "雨" means "rain",and "坪" means "(inner)garden,atriam,courtyard".A famous bearer is Mitsumasa Amatsubo.
Amaury French
From the given name Amaury... [more]
Amaya Basque
Spanish: habitational name, from the name of a mountain and an ancient city in the province of Burgos, probably derived from Basque amai ‘end’ + the article suffix -a.
Amaya Japanese
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "heaven" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".
Amber English
This surname may be derived from the River Amber, located in Derbyshire in England.... [more]
Amberg German, Jewish
German and possibly Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several settlements called Amberg (literally ‘by the mountain’), including a city in Bavaria. It could also be a topographic name of identical etymology... [more]
Amboloto Filipino, Maranao
Means "rainbow" in Maranao.
Ambong Filipino, Cebuano
Denotes a type of hut or shack used as storage for food harvest.
Ambrìz Spanish
" Probably a variant of Asturian-Leonese Ambres, a habitational name from a village in Asturies. Also a habitational name of Ámbriz a city in Angola, Africa, mainly of Portuguese descendants. "
Ambrocio Spanish
From the given name Ambrocio.
Ambrogio Italian
From the given name Ambrogio.
Ambrose English
From the Late Latin name Ambrosius, which was derived from the Greek name Αμβροσιος (Ambrosios) meaning "immortal".
Ambrozaityte Lithuanian, Latvian
this name comes from far far history of lithuanian people
Ambrus Hungarian
From the given name Ambrus.
Ambur Estonian
Ambur is an Estonian surname meaning "arbalist (crossbowman)"
Ameen Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Amin.
Ameer Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Amir 1.
Ameglio Italian
There are two hypotheses: the first is it derived from the Latin name Amelius which came from Amius, name of Etruscan origin; the other is it derived from Amali, name of a mighty Ostrogothic family, which means "virgin of the forest".
Amelin Russian, French
Russian feminine counterpart is Amelina (Амелинa)
Amelio English
from the name Amelio.
Amemori Japanese
From Japanese kanji 雨 (ame) meaning "rain" or 飴 (ame) meaning "candy" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest". Combined together 雨森 (amemori) meaning "rain forest" and 飴森 (amemori) meaning "candy forest"
Amemura Japanese
From japanese kanji 飴 (ame) meaning "candy" and 村 (mura) meaning "village". 美飴 (amemura) meaning "candy village". ... [more]
Amendola Italian
Southern Italian: habitational name from any of several places in southern Italy named Amendola or Mendola, named with the dialect word amendola 'almond', 'almond tree' (from Greek amygdalea), or a topographic name for someone who lived by an almond tree or trees.
Amer Arabic, Urdu
Variant of 'Aamir.
Américo Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Américo.
Ames English, German
English: from the Old French and Middle English personal name Amys, Amice, which is either directly from Latin amicus ‘friend’, used as a personal name, or via a Late Latin derivative of this, Amicius.... [more]
Ametov Crimean Tatar
Means "son of Amet" in Crimean Tatar.
Ametsuchi Japanese
Means "Heaven & Earth" in Japanese
Ametxazurra Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gordexola.
Ametzaga Basque
This indicates familial origin within any of 3 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Asparrena, the one in the municipality of Meñaka, or the one in the municipality of Zuia.
Amezcua Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Amezkua.
Ameziane Berber, Northern African
Variant transcription of Meziane.
Amherst English
It comes from when the family lived in the locality of Amherst, in the parish of Pembury in Kent.
Amiano Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Amiano
Amico Italian
Means "friend".
Amidane Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning uncertain.
Amigable Spanish (Philippines)
From Spanish amigable meaning "amicable".
Amin Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name Amin.
Amine Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Amin.
Amini Persian, Arabic
From the given name Amin.
Aminyev Russian
Feminine counterpart is Aminyeva (Аминевa)
Aminzadeh Persian
From the given name Amin combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Amir Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Amir 1 or 'Aamir.
Amir Jewish
From the given name Amir 2.
Amiri Persian, Arabic
From the given name Amir 1.
Əmirov Azerbaijani
Means “son of Əmir”.
Amissah Akan
Meaning unknown.
Amistadi Italian
From the Renaissance term amistade ("friendship").
Amit Jewish
From the given name Amit 2.
Amiti Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Am Magh Fada Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous former burgh.
Ammann German
A contraction of Ambetmann, for a court official. If there is a double "M", the origin might be Swiss.
Ammari Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
Ammas Estonian
Ammas is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "hammas" meaning "tooth", "cog" and "spike".
Ammazzalorso Italian
From the profession of bear hunter, meaning literally "slaughter the bear".
Ammer German, English (Rare)
This surname may be derived from Middle High German amer which means "bunting (as in the bird)." As such, it is used as a nickname for someone with a fine voice or someone who is a flamboyant dresser.... [more]
Ammons English
From the given name Ammon.
Amora Portuguese
Meaning "blackberry".
Amoran Filipino, Maranao
Means "foundation, framework" in Maranao.
Amore Spanish
meaning love