All Submitted Surnames

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Gløersen Norwegian (Rare)
Means ”son of Gløer”.
Gloff German
German and Swiss German: from the Germanic personal name Egilolf, composed of the elements agi(l) ‘edge’, ‘point’ (of a sword) + wolf ‘wolf’, cognate with Old English Ecgwulf. This was the name of several Lombard kings (ancestors of the Bavarian ducal line of the Agilolfinger), who introduced the name to Italy.
Gloop Literature, Popular Culture
Augustus Gloop is an obese and gluttonous character in Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, published in 1964.
Glorioso Spanish (Philippines), Italian
Means "glorious" in Spanish and Italian.
Gloster English
habitational name from the city of Gloucester. The place originally bore the British name Glevum (apparently from a cognate of Welsh gloyw "bright") to which was added the Old English element ceaster "Roman fort or walled city" (from Latin castrum "legionary camp")... [more]
Gloucester English
habitational name from the city of Gloucester. The place originally bore the British name Glevum (apparently from a cognate of Welsh gloyw "bright") to which was added the Old English element ceaster "Roman fort or walled city" (from Latin castrum "legionary camp")... [more]
Glowczenski American
This is my surname. My cousin Steve Glowzenski, had the C dropped along the way somewhere, probably the military.
Głownia Polish
Derived from Polish word głownia which means "blade".
Gluhak Croatian
Derived from gluh, meaning "deaf".
Gluhek Croatian
Derived from gluh, meaning "deaf".
Glukhov Russian
From glukhoi, meaning "deaf".
Glushkov Russian
Derived from Russian глухой (glukhoy) meaning "deaf" or "remote, out-of-the-way", either used as a nickname for a deaf person or for someone originally from a remote place.
Go Korean
Variant romanization of Ko.
Goan Northern Irish
Northern Irish form of Gowan.
Gobara Arabic (Egyptian, Anglicized), Arabic
In Egypt and Sudan the surname Jabbar is pronounced with a ‘G’ sound in English. It is also feminine form hence the additional ‘A’ at the end of the name.
Gober English, French
The surname Gober was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed.
Gobert French, German, English
From the given name Gobert a compressed form of Godebert composed of the ancient Germanic elements gōd "good" or god got "god" and berht "bright famous".
Goble English
From “Gobble”, meaning “to gorge, to guzzle”
Gochadze Georgian
Means "son of Gocha".
Gōda Japanese
From Japanese 合 (gō) meaning "connect, join" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Goda Hungarian
From the old Hungarian secular personal name Goda, probably from a short form of Godimir, Godislav, or some other Slavic name.
Goda Japanese (Rare)
Go ("Connected to") + Da ("Rice Paddy"). This is mostly on Shikoku Island.
Goda Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 合田 (see Gōda).
Godefroy French
From the given name Godefroy.
Godek Polish
Variant of Gondek.
Gödel German
From an Old German personal name, Godilo, Godila.German (Gödel): from a pet form of a compound personal name beginning with the element god ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’.Variant of Godl or Gödl, South German variants of Gote, from Middle High German got(t)e, gö(t)te ‘godfather’.
Godil English
English: habitational name for someone from Gadshill in Kent, either of two places called Godshill in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, or Godsell Farm in Wiltshire, which were all originally named Godeshyll ‘God's hill’.
Godin English
Comes from the Germanic personal name Godin-, a pet form of any of various compound names beginning with god, got ‘god’. Compare Godbold, Goddard, and Godfrey.
Godínez Spanish
Patronymic from the personal name Godino.
Godolphin Cornish
From Godolphin, in Cornwall; alternatively, a patronymic from the rare given name Dolfin.
Godoy French, Spanish
It is derived from the personal name Gaudi.
Godwin English
Derived from the first name Godwine.
Godwinson English
Means "Son of Godwin". First born by Harold Godwinson. From his father Godwine, Earl of Wessex... [more]
Goe Korean
Varient of Ko.
Goebbels German, History
Originally an occupational name for a brewer. Paul Joseph Goebbels was a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.
Goedeke Low German
Low German surname composed of the element gode and the diminutive suffix -ke. Gode can mean either "good", "God" or "a Goth".
Goedel German
Variant of Gödel.
Goeman German
Patronym from a Germanic name: good or god + man.
Goertze German
Probably a variant of Göretz, a reduced form of Gerhards (see Gerhardt), or a variant of Goertz.
Goertzen German
German: probably a variant of Göretz, a reduced form of Gerhards (see Gerhardt), or a variant of Goertz.
Goethe German
From a short form of the personal name Godo, formed with the Germanic element god, got 'god', or from Middle High German göte 'godfather'.
Goettel German
From a pet form of Gottfried, or any of the other personal names formed with Got(t)-.
Goettems German, Brazilian
Brazilian adaptation of the German surname Goedems; altered for easier comprehension by the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil. All members of the Goettems family in Brazil are descendants of Johann Goedems, born in Oberlöstern, Saarland, on September 17, 1798.
Goetz German
Originally a hypocorism of the given name Gottfried. Variants include the surnames Getz, Götz and the given name Götz.
Goetzinger German
Originally denoted a person who came from an place called Götzing, Götzingen or Goetzingen.... [more]
Goff Welsh
Variant of Gough.
Goffredo Italian
From the given name Goffredo.
Gofigan Chamorro
Chamorro for "very hot climate". Gof- is an amplifier which means very. Figan is a word for "hot", implying the climate
Goforth English
Probably given to someone who likes to lead
Goglia Italian
Nickname or a metonymic occupational name for a person who used leaves from a kind of plant to bind grafts, derived from the Italian dialectal goglia.
Gognon French, Occitan
Nickname for an aggressive or belligerent man, from Old French Gagnon ‘ mastiff’, ‘guard dog’. Possibly from Occitan ganhon ‘young pig’, applied as an offensive nickname. See also Gonyeau.
Gogoi Indian, Ahom
Means "younger brother" or "king" in Ahom.
Gogol Ukrainian, Polish, Jewish
Means "Common goldeneye (a type of duck)" in Ukrainian. Possibly a name for a fowler. A famous bearer was Nikolai Gogol.
Gogula Indian, Telugu
Possibly from Telugu గోగు (gōgu) "hemp plant".
Goh Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Wu 1.
Gohar Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From the given name Gohar.
Gohrband German (Rare)
Contained in a Latin land deed granted to a German for a castle-keep dated February 21, 1308. It is believed to be the first written record and original spelling of the name, generally understood to mean in German, "he who lives by the marsh"... [more]
Gojković Serbian
Serbian patronymic surname, derived from the masculine given name Gojko.
Gojūri Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 五十里 (see Ikari 2 or Ikari 3).
Gojuri Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 五十里 (see Gojūri).
Gojuuri Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 五十里 (see Gojūri).
Gok Korean
From Sino-Korean 谷 (Gog) meaning "Valley".
Gökçe Turkish
Means "celestial, heavenly, sky" in Turkish.
Gokhale Indian, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit गवाक्ष (gavaksha) meaning "round window" (literally "cow eye"), from गो (go) meaning "cow" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye"... [more]
Gokongwei Filipino
From the surnames Goh, Kong, and Wei.
Gola Italian
Topographic name from gola "mountain hollow, cavity".
Golab Polish
Nickname for a mild-mannered or peace-loving man, from Polish golab "dove".
Golan Jewish
Israeli ornamental name from the Golan Heights in Israel.
Gołańcz Polish
It denotes that a family originated in the eponymous Greater Polish town.
Goldberg German, Jewish, Danish
From German gold 'gold' and -berg, meaning 'gold-mountain'.
Golden English
From the English word golden which is the yellow color.
Goldenberg Jewish
Ornamental name from a compound of German golden literally meaning "golden" and berg meaning "mountain, hill".
Golder German
Meaning "gold worker, jeweller".
Goldfarb English, German, Jewish
Goldfarb is a Jewish occupational name that was originally derived from the Old German word gold.
Goldfeder Jewish
Ornamental name composed of Old High German gold literally meaning "gold" and feder meaning "feather pen".
Goldfinger Jewish
Ornamental name composed of Old High German gold literally "gold" and finger "finger". It may perhaps also be a nickname for someone who wore a prominent gold ring on their finger.
Goldman German, Jewish
Possibly meaning goldsmith in German, from Gold and Mann.... [more]
Goldner German
"Gold maker, gilder".
Goldring German, English, Jewish
This surname was probably given to someone who wore a gold ring.
Goldring Scottish
Scottish: habitational name from Goldring in the bailiary of Kylestewart.
Goldschmid German
Variant spelling of Goldschmidt.
Goldschmitt German
Variant of Goldschmidt, meaning "gold smith" in German.
Goldschneider German
Means "gold cutter" in German, from the elements gold "gold" and snidan "to cut".
Goldsmith English
Occupational name for a worker in gold, a compound of Old English gold "gold" and smið "smith". In North America it is very often an English translation of German or Jewish Goldschmidt.
Goldstein Jewish
Means "gold stone" in German.
Goldstern Yiddish (Germanized, Rare)
It is a Jewish surname that means (Gold Star), which in Hebrew is כוכב המלך דוד the star of King David. This surname has its origins in Hungary, Austria and Germany, this surname was bought by the Jews who worked as sellers of gold, diamonds, emeralds and jewels... [more]
Goldsworthy Cornish
Means "field of feast," from the Cornish gol-erewy.
Goldthwaite English
Possibly derived from Guilthwaite in South Yorkshire, which is named from Old Norse gil meaning "ravine" and þveit meaning "clearing". However, the modern surname is associated with Essex, suggesting some other source, now lost.
Goldwasser German
German form of the anglicised surname Goldwater.
Goldwater German (Anglicized), Jewish (Anglicized)
This name is an Anglicized form of the German or Ashkenazic ornamental surname 'Goldwasser', or 'Goldvasser'. The name derives from the German or Yiddish gold', gold, with 'wasser', water, and is one of the very many such compound ornamental names formed with 'gold', such as 'Goldbaum', golden tree, 'Goldbert', golden hill, 'Goldkind', golden child, 'Goldrosen', golden roses, and 'Goldstern', golden star.
Goldwyn English, Jewish
Derived from the Old English given name Goldwine, composed of the elements gold meaning "gold" and win meaning "friend".
Golomb Polish
Variant of Golab.
Golomb Jewish
Ornamental name from Polish golab "dove" (from Latin columba "dove").
Golovanov Russian
Means "son of the head chief".
Golovin Russian
From Russian голова (golova) meaning "head, chief", probably used as a nickname for the head of a household or village.
Golovkins Latvian
Latvian form of Golovkin.
Golovsky Belarusian, Russian
From Russian голова (golova) meaning "head, chief".
Golston English (Rare)
Meaning uncertain.
Golubev Russian
From Russian голубь (golub) meaning "dove, pigeon".
Golubov Russian
From golub, meaning "dove".
Golubovec Croatian
From golub meaning ''pigeon''.
Gołyński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Gołyń.
Golyshkin Russian
Uncertain meaning.
Gomaa Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Juma.
Gombert French, German
French and German: from Gundbert, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements gund ‘battle’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’... [more]
Gomelsky Belarusian
Refers to the region in Belarus named "Gomel".
Gonçalo Portuguese
From the given name Gonçalo.
Goncharov Russian
Derived from Russian гончар (gonchar) meaning "potter".
Gonda Japanese
From Japanese 権 (gon) meaning "right" and 田 (Tạ) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Gondek Polish
From the given name Godzisław.
Gonella Italian
Means "short skirt," in Italian, as in a piece of armor.
Gong Chinese
Gong means palace.... [more]
Gong Chinese
From Chinese 龚 (gōng) referring to the ancient state of Gong (written as 共), which existed during the Shang dynasty possibly in what is now Henan province. This name was adopted in place of 共 by future descendants to flee persecution.
Gongora Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Aranguren in the Navarrese comarca of Iruñerria.
Goñi Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
Gonnaimueang Thai
End with the word "ในเมือง"(nai - mueang), which is the name of a sub-district in the northeastern region of Thailand.
Gonnynge English (Rare)
A variant of the given name Gunwyn, which is derived from the Old English word gundwein, meaning "battle friend".
Gonsalves English (British), Portuguese, Indian (Christian)
Variant of Gonçalves more commonly used in Britain and western India.
Gonthier French
Derived from the given name Gonthier.
Gontsov Russian
From gonets, meaning "courier".
Gönül Turkish
Means "heart, soul" in Turkish.
Gonyeau French
Respelling of French Gagnon, found predominantly in New England, possibly also of Gagneau, from a diminutive of Gagne.
Gonzaga Spanish, Portuguese, Italian (Archaic)
Habitational name for someone from a location called Gonzaga in Mantua, Italy. This was the name of an Italian family that ruled Mantua from 1328 to 1708.
Gonzague French (Rare)
Gallicized form of Italian Gonzaga.
Gonze French
My family surname originated in southern French-speaking Belgium. There is a tiny village called Gonzeville in northern France near the Belgian border which you can find on Wikipedia. Many surnames from French speaking Belgium have 5 or 6 letters and end in -ze, such as Gonze and Meeze... [more]
Goodall English
Habitational name from Gowdall in East Yorkshire, named from Old English golde "marigold" and Old English halh "nook, recess".
Goodall English
From Middle English gode "good" and ale "ale, malt liquor", hence a metonymic occupational name for a brewer or an innkeeper.
Goodarzi Persian
From the given name Goodarz.
Goodbar German (Anglicized), English
Possibly an altered spelling of English Godber, derived from the medieval given name Godebert, or an occupational name for a beer brewer and a nickname for a toper... [more]
Goodchild Anglo-Saxon
A name used from the middle ages around the Anglo-Saxon period. It is also the surname of basketball player Miela Goodchild (DOB Unknown).
Goodenough English
From a medieval nickname probably applied either to someone of average abilities or to an easily satisfied person; also, perhaps from a medieval nickname meaning "good servant".
Gooderham Danish
It is derived from a personal name, originally "Gudormr", which has the rather unusual translation of "battle-snake".
Goodfellow English
Generally explained as a nickname meaning 'good fellow' or 'good companion'.
Goodfriend English
Nickname for a reliable friend or neighbor, from Middle English gode meaning "good", and frend meaning "friend". It is an English translation and cognate of German Gutfreund, from Middle High German guot meaning "good" and vriunt meaning "friend".
Gooding English
The name Gooding comes from the baptismal name for "the son of Godwin"
Goodliffe English
Derived from the Middle English feminine given name Godlieve, composed of the Germanic elements god meaning "good" or gud meaning "god", and liub meaning "dear, beloved".
Goodloe English
Goodloe traces back to the English Gidlow. The first recorded use of the name is from 1291; Robert de Gidlow was a freeholder in Aspull, Lancanshire, United Kingdom and the name occurs frequently down to the 17th century... [more]
Goodluck English
Early Anglo Saxon name from 6-7th century. Derived from Guolac,meaning battle play.
Goodrich English
Derived from the Middle English given name Goderiche (itself derived from the Anglo-Saxon given name Godric), composed of Old English god meaning "good" and ric meaning "ruler, mighty, god's ruler, power"... [more]
Goods English
Variant of Good.
Goodson English
Nickname for a dutiful son, from Middle English gode ‘good’ + sone ‘son’.
Goody Medieval English
From Middle English god dai ‘good day’, possibly applied as a nickname for someone who frequently used this greeting.... [more]
Goof English (American, Rare)
The name has been Anglicized from the Dutch short form Goof, from Govert, with its roots from the Dutch and Limburgish cognate Godfried... [more]
Goos German
See: [more]
Goose English, Norman
Occupational name for a goose-herd (a person who tends to geese) or a medieval nickname for a person who resembled a goose in some way. It could also be a English (of Norman French origins) cognate of Gosse.
Goot English
Variant of Good.
Gopinath Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Gopinath.
Gopuansuy Filipino
From the surnames Goh, Pua, and Suy.
Góra Polish
A Polish and Jewish name that means; ‘mountain’, ‘hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hillside or in a mountainous district, or perhaps a nickname for a large person
Gorbachenko Russian
From Russian горбач (gorbach) meaning "hunchback, humpback"
Gorbachev Russian
From Russian горбач (gorbach) meaning "hunchback, humpback". A notable bearer is Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-), a former Soviet politician.
Gorbachyov Russian
Alternate transcription of Gorbachev.
Gorbunov Russian
From Russian горбун (gorbun) meaning "humpback".
Gordeev Russian
Means "son of Gordei".
Gordillo Spanish
Derived from the Spanish pet form of fat, "gordito"
Gordinho Portuguese
Diminutive of Gordo.
Gordo Spanish, Portuguese
Means "fat" in Spanish and Portuguese.
Gorelick Jewish
A name given to people whose homes were burnt down. Americanized form of Gaerlick.
Goren Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) altered form of Horn (5), under Russian influence; since Russian has no h and alters h in borrowed words to g. In Israel the name has been reinterpreted by folk etymology as being from Hebrew goren 'threshing floor', which is in fact etymologically and semantically unrelated.
Gorets Russian
Derived from Russian горец (gorets) meaning "highlander".
Goretzka Polish
Meaning "female highlander" in Polish.
Gorga Italian
Topographic name from Sicilian gorga, Catalan gorg(a) ‘place where water collects’, ‘mill pond’, ‘gorge’.
Gorham English
A name originating from Kent, England believed to come from the elements gara and ham meaning "from a triangular shaped homestead." Compare Gore.
Göring German
German surname most commonly associated with Nazi Party leader, Hermann Göring.
Görlitz German
The name of a small town in Saxony. Derived from old Sorbian word "Zgorelc" meaning "settlement on a burned-out forest."
Gormley Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of Ó Gormghaile meaning "descendant of Gormghal," Gormghal, a personal name, being derived from gorm meaning "noble, (dark) blue" and gal meaning "valour, ardour."
Gorringe English
Derived from the name of the village of Goring-by-the-Sea in Sussex
Gorriti Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese locality.
Gorsky Russian
Russian form of Gorski.
Gorst Russian
Meaning "handful" in Russian.
Gorsuch English
Habitational name from the hamlet of Gorsuch, Lancashire, earlier Gosefordsich, derived from Old English gosford meaning "goose ford" and sic meaning "small stream".
Göschen German, Low German
Patronymic from the German given name Gottschalk.
Goscinny Polish
Derived from Polish adjective gościnny from word gość meaning 'guest'.
Gosden English
From the name of a lost place in the village and civil parish of Slaugham in West Sussex, England, derived from Old English gos meaning "goose" and denn meaning "woodland pasture".
Goshawk English
Probably referring to a breeder of Eagle-Owls or an eagle-tamer. Shares its name with the Wizarding World author, Miranda Goshawk.
Goshen Jewish
Variant of German Goschen.
Gosling English
1. variant of Joslin - see Jocelyn, Jocelyn. ... [more]
Gosney English
from Middle English gosse "goose" and ei "island" (Old English gos and ieg)... [more]
Goswami Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit गोस्वामिन् (gosvamin) meaning "religious mendicant" (literally "owner of cows" or "lord of cows"), from गो (go) meaning "cow" and स्वामिन् (svamin) meaning "owner, lord, master".
Gotham English
English: habitational name from Gotham in Nottinghamshire, so named from Old English gat ‘goat’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.
Gotlibe Yiddish
Yiddish form of Gottlieb.
Goto Japanese
Alternate transcription of Gotō.
Gotō Japanese
From Japanese 後 (go) meaning "behind, back" and 藤 () meaning "wisteria".
Gotoh Japanese
The same as Goto.