All Submitted Surnames

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Galimov Bashkir, Tatar
Bashkir and Tatar variant of Alimov.
Galíndez Spanish
Patronymic from the personal name Galindo.
Galindo Spanish
Either from the given name Galindo or from the name of the Galindians, an ancient Baltic tribe.
Galishoff Upper German, German (Austrian)
Derived from the ancient Roman name Gallus, meaning "rooster" in Latin. Hoff meaning house combines the growing or tending to poultry on a farm house, hence the name Galishoff which has been modified over the millennia... [more]
Galit Filipino, Tagalog
Means "anger, indignation" in Tagalog.
Galit Hebrew
From the given name Galit.
Galkin Russian
Derived from Russian галка (galka) meaning "jackdaw".
Gałkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Gałkowo or Gałków, both derived from Polish gałka meaning "knob, handle, lump".
Gall Spanish
In fact it is Catalan. See italian Gall... [more]
Gall Scottish, Irish, English
Nickname, of Celtic origin, meaning "foreigner" or "stranger". In the Scottish Highlands the Gaelic term gall was applied to people from the English-speaking lowlands and to Scandinavians; in Ireland the same term was applied to settlers who arrived from Wales and England in the wake of the Anglo-Norman invasion of the 12th century... [more]
Galland French
Nickname for a cheerful or high-spirited or bold person from Old French galant "lively vivacious" also "bold valiant" (the meanings "gallant" and "attentive to women" developed only in the 16th century) the present participle of Old French galer "to be in good humor to enjoy oneself" a word of ancient Germanic origin... [more]
Gallant English
Nickname for a cheerful or high-spirited person, from Old French, Middle English galant "bold, dashing, lively". The meanings "gallant" and "attentive to women" are further developments, which may lie behind some examples of the surname.
Gallatini Italian (Archaic)
Derived from the given name Galla and a suffix, meaning "little rooster".
Gallegos Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places named Gallegos, derived from Spanish gallego meaning "Galician".
Galliard French
It resembles the French word "galliard," meaning "brave, cheerful, spirited." Marcel and Porco Galliard from Attack on Titan are known bearers of this name.
Galligan Irish
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gealagáin 'descendant of Gealagán' a personal name from a double diminutive of geal 'bright white'.
Gallogly Irish, Irish (Anglicized)
shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac An Ghalloglaigh from galloglach "foreign warrior" or "galloglass". Galloglasses were a class of mercenary warriors retained by Irish chieftains... [more]
Gallois French
From Gallois meaning "Welsh".
Galloni D'istria French, Italian
Meaning "Gallons from Istria" in French and Italian.
Galloway Scottish
Scottish: regional name from Galloway in southwestern Scotland, named as ‘place of the foreign Gaels’, from Gaelic gall ‘foreigner’ + Gaidheal ‘Gael’. From the 8th century or before it was a province of Anglian Northumbria... [more]
Gally English
Variant of Galley.
Gally Scottish
Variant of Gailey.
Gally French
Derived from southern French gal "rooster", this name was used as a nickname for a vain or conceited person.
Galmarini Italian
Galmarini is a common surname in the Lombardy region of Italy.
Galo Spanish
From the given name Galo.
Galovac Croatian
Possibly originates from a village, castle and/or lake in Croatia with the same name.
Galpin English
English: occupational name for a messenger or scullion (in a monastery), from Old French galopin ‘page’, ‘turnspit’, from galoper ‘to gallop’.
Galstyan Armenian
Means "son of Galust".
Galt English
An early member was a person with a fancied resemblance to the wild boar.
Galura Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Derived from Sanskrit गरुड (garuda) referring to the Garuda, a mythical bird in Hindu mythology.
Galván Spanish
From the given name Galván.
Galvan Irish
Variant form of O'Galvin (see also Galvin).
Galvão Portuguese
From the given name Galvão.
Gálvez Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality in the Province of Toledo.
Galvin French
Variant of Gauvain.
Gam Korean
South Korean, from Sino-Korean "甘" (Gam) meaning "Sweet".
Gama Portuguese
Probably from gama ‘fallow deer doe’, feminine form of gamo, possibly as a topographic or habitational name.
Gamal Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Jamal.
Gamberini Italian
Possibly from the given name Gambrinus or Gambarus. The Italian word gambero "prawn, shrimp" has also been suggested as an origin.
Gambier French
Derived from gambier, a Northern French variant of jambier, the masculine form of jambière "greave (a piece of armour that protects the leg, especially the shin, and occasionally the tops of the feet)"... [more]
Gambino Italian
from a diminutive of gamba ‘leg’, probably applied as a nickname for someone with short legs.
Gambiraža Croatian
Croatian variant of Gambirasio.
Gamble English
from the Old Norse byname Gamall meaning "old", which was occasionally used in North England during the Middle Ages as a personal name. ... [more]
Gambon English, Irish
Derived from Anglo-Norman French gambon meaning "ham", itself derived from a Norman-Picard form of Old French jambe meaning "leg". A famous bearer is the Irish-English actor Sir Michael Gambon (1940-).
Gamelin French
From pet form of any of the compound personal names formed with gamal, related to Old Norse gamall, Old German gamel "old", "aged". ... [more]
Gamer Jewish
From the Russian pronunciation of Hamer.
Gamgee Literature
In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings", the surname of Samwise "Sam" Gamgee, Frodo Baggins' gardener.
Gamiao Spanish (Modern, ?)
from a Basque nickname means "good member"
Gamiz Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Gasteiz or the one in the municipality of Gamiz-Fika.
Gamiz American (Hispanic, Anglicized, Rare), Spanish, Filipino, English (American)
The last name Gamiz is a varient of Gamez and Gomez. It is a very rare last name that not many people have.
Gammelgaard Danish
Derived from Danish gammel meaning "old" and gård meaning "enclosure, farm".
Gammon English
From a medieval nickname applied to a merry or sportive person (from Middle English gamen "game"), or to someone who walked in a strange way or had some peculiarity of the legs (from Anglo-Norman gambon "ham").
Gamon Irish
This name is a last name for the Irish it means Liam Gamon.
Gamp English (British)
This surname is thought to originate from Sarah or Sairey Gamp, Mrs. Gamp as she is more commonly known, in the novel Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens.... [more]
Gan Chinese
From Chinese 甘 (gān) of uncertain origin, possibly from the name of Shang dynasty minister Gan Pan or from the name of an ancient territory called Gan that existed in what is now Shaanxi province.
Gan Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Yan.
Ganas Greek
Occupational name for a coppersmith, from gana "coating", "verdigris". Possibly also a variant of Ganis.
Ganboa Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Gamboa.
Gandaloev Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of the Ingush clan name Гӏоандалой (Ghoandaloy), derived from the name of the ancient village of Gandaloy in present-day Ingushetia.
Gándara Galician
It refers to a type of unproductive wetland, of alluvial origin, rich in gravel and sand.
Gandhi Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit गान्धिक (gandhika) meaning "perfumier, perfume seller". Notable bearers include Indian civil rights leader Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, and Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi (1917-1984).
Gandin French
From the French gandin, pronounced /ɡɑ̃dœ̃/, which is a word used for a dandy, an elegant young man with affected, quite often ridiculous, manners.
Gandolfi Italian
Means "son of Gandolf".
Gandolfini Italian
Means "son of Gandolfo", which is derived from the Germanic name Gandolf... [more]
Gandolfo Italian
From the given name Gandolfo.
Ganeko Okinawan, Japanese
Japanese reading of Japanese Kanji 我如古 (see Ganiku).
Ganeku Okinawan (Rare), Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 我如古 (see Ganeko).
Ganesan Indian
Indian (Kerala, Tamil Nadu): Hindu name from Sanskrit gaṇeṣa ‘lord of the army’ ( see Ganesh ) + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n. This is found only as a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S.
Gangelhoff German
Gangelhoff - German
Gangemi Sicilian, Italian
Arab origin meaning healer
Gangopadhyay Bengali
From the name of the Ganges River combined with Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
Ganiku Okinawan, Japanese
From Okinawan 我如古 (Ganiku) meaning "Ganeko", an area in Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan.
Ganji Indian
Derived from the Sanskrit word “ganja”, which means “cotton”.
Ganjoo Indian, Urdu, Persian
Ganjoo is a surname from Kashmiri Pandit clan . The original name was Ganwar, meaning Person in charge of Treasury in Kings court. This name gradually changed to Ganjoo or Ganju.
Gann German
Topographic name for someone who lived near an expanse of scree, Middle High German gant.
Gannon Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Fhionnáin, a patronymic from the personal name Fionnán... [more]
Gans German, Dutch
Meaning "goose", perhaps referring to someone who worked with geese, related to Ganser.
Ganser German
From the Middle High German word ganser meaning "gander", occupational name for a geese shepherd.
Ganta Frisian
Probably a habitational name for someone from Bant, in the 17th century an island in Friesland, now the village north of Emmeloord in the Noordoostpolder.
Gantenbein Romansh
Derived from Romansh canta bein "he or she sings well".
Ganus Russian, Ukrainian
Possibly derived from Russian анис (anis) referring to the anise (Pimpinella anisum) plant or from the Turkish given name Gainislam itself from Arabic عَيْن (ʿayn) meaning "spring, source" combined with the name of the religion Islam.
Ganzon Filipino
From Hokkien 顏 (gân) meaning "face, colour, hue" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild".
Gara Hungarian
Variant of Garay.
Garabedian Armenian
Means "son of Garabed", an Armenian personal name meaning literally "leader, precursor" and traditionally used as an epithet of John the Baptist in the Armenian church.
Garai Basque
It literally means ''farmhouse''.
Garaikoetxea Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Hondarribia.
Garan Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 伽藍 (garan) meaning "sangharama".
Garand French
nickname or status name from the Old French legal term garant "guarantor". perhaps from a personal name based on the ancient Germanic element warin "protection shelter" or "guard".
Garate Basque
Habitational name from a town called Garate in Basque Country, or topographic name, possibly from a derivative of Basque gara ‘height’, ‘peak’.
Garau Italian
Possibly from a Sardinian modification of the given name Gherardo. Alternately, it may be from a Spanish surname derived from Basque garau "grain, wheat".
Garay Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from a place called Gara.
Garbrandt Dutch, Low German
Comes from the former Duchy of Brabant.
Garcés Spanish
Meaning "son of García" ultimately from medieval spanish Garsea, using the patronymic suffix és/ez
Garchitorena Spanish (Philippines)
From the Basque surname Gartxitorena meaning "the house of Garchot."
Garczyński Polish
habitational name for someone from a place called Garczyn, in Gdańsk and Siedlce voivodeships.
Garde Indian
Found among the Konkanasth Brahmins, probably from Marathi gəṛda ‘belch’.
Garde French
from Old French garde "watch", "protection"; an occupational name for someone who kept watch or guard, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a vantage point or watchtower.
Gardea Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Laudio.
Gardlin English (American, Rare)
Possibly an anglicized form of a Swedish surname like Gardelin.
Gareginyan Armenian
Means "son of Garegin".
Garfinkel Yiddish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) ornamental name or nickname from Yiddish gorfinkl ‘carbuncle’, German Karfunkel. This term denoted both a red precious or semi-precious stone, especially a garnet or ruby cut into a rounded shape (in which case it is an ornamental name), and a large inflamed growth on the skin like a large boil (in which case it is a descriptive nickname).
Garfunkel Jewish, Yiddish
From גאָרפֿינקל‎ (gorfinkl), "carbuncle" in Yiddish, which in turns derives from German Karfunkel. A notable bearer of this surname is Art Garfunkel.... [more]
Garg Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From Garga, the name of an ancient Hindu sage.
Garibai Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Oñati in the Comarca of Debagoiena.
Garin Russian
From the given name Garya, a diminutive of Gerasim.
Garington English
Possibly from the given name Gareth.
Garison English
Means “son of Gary”.
Garlick English
(i) "grower or seller of garlic"; (ii) perhaps from a medieval personal name descended from Old English Gārlāc, literally "spear-play"; (iii) an anglicization of the Belorussian Jewish name Garelick, literally "distiller"
Garneau French
From a pet form of the Germanic given name Warinwald, composed of the elements war(in) meaning "guard" and waldan meaning "to govern".
Garrick English
From the first name Garrick.
Garrighan Irish
to denote 'son of Geargain' a name which originally in derived from 'gearg' which meant grouse but which was often used figuratively for warrior
Garrigues French, Provençal
This surname comes from Old Provençal garrique meaning "grove of holm oaks or kermes oaks."
Garrison English
Patronymic from Garrett.
Garro Basque
Means "place of the flame" in Basque.
Garson Scottish, French, English, German (Anglicized), Spanish, Jewish
Variant of Scottish Carson and Corston, French Garçon, Spanish-Jewish Garzon and English Garston, or an Americanised form of German Gerson... [more]
Gartmann German (Swiss)
Derived from Middle High German garte "garden; yard" and German Mann "man", this was occupational name for a gardener. In some cases it may have been a status name referring to the owner of a small (enclosed or fenced) farm or an occupational name for a worker at a deer preserve.
Garufi Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly related to the Germanic given name Garulf, or to Arabic qaruf "hard, cruel".
Garwood English
Comes from a lost locational name from the Olde English gara, referring to a "triangular piece of land" or to a "spearhead", and wudu meaning a "wood".
Garzia Italian
Italian variant of García.
Gascoigne English
Originally denoted a person from the province of Gascony in France. A famous bearer is the English former soccer player Paul Gascoigne (1967-). Another was the television host and author Bamber Gascoigne (1935-2022).
Gascoine English
Variant form of Gascoigne.
Gascón Spanish
Spanish cognitive of Gascoigne. Habitational name for someone from the province of Gascony Old French Gascogne (see Gascoigne).
Gascon French
French cognitive of Gascoigne. Habitational name for someone from the province of Gascony Old French Gascogne (see Gascoigne).
Gascoyne English
Variant of Gascoigne, which was originally a regional name for someone from the province of Gascony, via Old French Gascogne.
Gascueña Spanish
It indicates familial origin within either of 2 Manchego municipalities: Gascueña or Gascueña de Bornova.
Gąsior Polish
Means "gander (male goose)" in Polish. It was used as a nickname for a person who resembled a gander or as an occupational name for a keeper of geese.
Gąsiorowski Polish
Name for someone from a place called Gąsiorowo or Gąsiorów, both derived from Polish gąsior meaning "gander".
Gaskill English
Meaning "Goat Shelter". English (Lancashire) habitual name from Gatesgill in Cumbria, so named from Old Norse geit ‘goat’ + skáli ‘shelter’. The surname is first recorded in the early half of the 14th Century.
Gasmi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Qasim.
Gasnier French
From Old French gaaigner meaning "to win, to earn" or "to till, to cultivate", possibly used as an occupational name for a farmer.
Gašpar Croatian, Slovene, Czech, Slovak
From the given name Gašpar.
Gasparian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Gasparyan.
Gašparić Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Gašpar".
Gasparrino Italian (Tuscan)
Gasparinus de Bergamo was a Italian Teacher who tutored The Future Popes of Italy and was a Secertary for Pope Martin V in the late 1400.
Gasparyan Armenian
Means "son of Gaspar".
Gasper English (American, Rare)
Variant of Jasper. George Gasper is a famous American Mathematician.
Gašperič Slovene
Derived from the given name Gašper.
Gašperšič Slovene
Derived from the given name Gašper.
Gasser German (Swiss)
Occupational name for a goat herd from Middle High German geiz meaning "Goat" and (n)er an agent suffix.
Gassmann German, Jewish
From German Gasse or Yiddish גאַס (gas), both from Middle High German gazze, meaning "street", denoting someone who lived in a street of a city, town or village.... [more]
Gast German, Germanic
From the Ancient Germanic name element Gast.
Gastelum Spanish
Hispanic (Mexico): Probably An Altered Form Of Basque Gaztelu (See Gastelo ).
Gat Spanish
The catalan form of "gato" cat
Gataki Greek (?)
Meaning "kitten" in Greek.
Gatchalian Filipino, Tagalog
From a Hispanicised spelling of Gat Sa Li-Han, a Chinese title meaning "lord of Li-Han". It was used by the rulers of Li-Han, an ancient Philippine state that was located in the present-day city of Malolos.
Gatdula Filipino, Tagalog
This surname honors Lakan Dula, the last ruler of the Kingdom of Tondo, via his alternative name Gat Dula. In it, the word or prefix Gat is a shortened version of the Tagalog honorific Pamagat, which at the time meant "nobleman," while Dula possibly means "palace." Altogether, it means "Nobleman of the Palace."
Gäthje German
Variant of Gathje.
Gathje German
Meaning unknown.
Gatica Medieval Spanish
The name appeared sometime after the War of the Bucket and is assumed to mean "bestowed spiritual recognition".
Gatlin English
English of uncertain origin; probably a variant of Catlin or Gadling, a nickname from Old English gœdeling ‘kinsman’, ‘companion’, but also ‘low fellow’.
Gatlin German
Possibly an altered spelling of German Göttling, from a Germanic personal name formed with god ‘god’ or god ‘good’ + -ling suffix of affiliation, or, like Gättling (of which this may also be an altered form), a nickname from Middle High German getlinc ‘companion’, ‘kinsman’.
Gatling English, German (Anglicized)
English variant of Gatlin. Possibly a respelling of German Gättling (see also Gatlin).
Gatmaitan Filipino, Tagalog
From a Hispanicised form of Gat Maitan, a title meaning "lord of Mait" that was used by rulers of an ancient place named Mait or Maitan.
Gato Spanish
Gato is a Spanish, Portuguese and Galician word for cat.
Gatoh Japanese
Variant transcription of Gato.
Gatou Japanese
Variant transcription of Gato.
Gattini Italian
Means "kitten, little cat" in Italian.
Gatto Italian
Derived from Old Italian gatto meaning "cat", ultimately from Late Latin cattus. This was a nickname for a person who resembled a cat in some way.
Gatton English
Gat means "goat" and ton from tun means "enclosure".
Gattuso Italian, Sicilian
Sicilian and Calabrian variant of Gatto, notably borne by the Italian former soccer player Gennaro Gattuso (1978-).
Gatus Filipino, Tagalog
From Old Tagalog gatos meaning "million" or Cebuano gatos meaning "hundred".
Gatz German
Habitational name from a place so named in Pomerania.
Gätzi German (Swiss)
Derived from a short form of the given name Pancratius.
Gau German
Habitational name from any of various places named with Middle High German gau, göu ‘area of fertile agricultural land’.
Gaubert French
From the given name Gaubert.
Gaucher French
Means "left-handed" in French.
Gauci Maltese
Derived from Maltese Għawdex through Arabic غودش‎ (ġawdeš) which refers to the island of Gozo in the Maltese archipelago. The name itself is of Phoenician origin (through a Greek borrowing) possibly meaning "turn around"... [more]
Gaudenz Romansh
Derived from the given name Gaudenz.
Gaudet Louisiana Creole
Derived from the Germanic personal name Waldo (from waldan ‘to govern’).
Gaudin French
From the Old French personal name Gaudin Norman French Waldin Waudin a pet form of ancient Germanic names based on the element wald "rule power".