All Submitted Surnames

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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.
Gotou Japanese
Variant transcription of Goto.
Gotovina Croatian
Derived from gotovina, meaning "cash".
Gotówko Polish
Derived from Polish gotówka "cash".
Gotozato Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 五十里 (see Ikari 2 or Ikari 3).
Gottfried German, Jewish
Derived from the given name Gottfried. A famous bearer was the American comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried (1955-2022).
Gottlob German
From the given name Gottlob.
Götz German
Originally a hypocorism of Gottfried, which is derived from an Old High German given name. Variants include the surnames Getz and Goetz, as well as the given name Götz.
Götze German
From the given name Götz.
Gou Chinese
From Chinese 苟 (gǒu) meaning "careless, casual, indifferent".
Gou Chinese (Rare)
From Chinese 勾(góu) means “tick mark”.
Goud Dutch, Dutch (Afrikaans)
Dutch word for "gold". Possibly a nickname for a person with blonde hair
Goudier German
Germanic patronym from "godhari" meaning "army of God".
Gould English
Variant of Gold.
Goulding English
From the late Old English personal name Golding, which was derived from Golda (or the feminine form Golde) and the patronymic suffix -ing.... [more]
Goulet French (Quebec), French
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from Old French goule "mouth" (combined with a diminutive suffix), in which case this name would have been a nickname for a glutton.
Goulter English (Rare)
This very unusual name has long been recorded in England but perhaps surprisingly as a Norman personal name. The first recording in England was as "Galterii" which appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 for London as a French form of the Olde German "Walter" translating as "Mighty Army".
Goupil French
nickname for someone with red hair or for a cunning person from Old French goupil "fox" Late Latin vulpiculus a diminutive of classical Latin vulpes a distant cognate of Wolf . This was replaced as a vocabulary word during the Middle Ages by Renard originally a personal name.
Gourcuff Breton
Variant of Gourkuñv. ... [more]
Gourkuñv Breton
Breton combination of gour and kuñv meaning "a charming, affable, gentle or conciliatory man". The digraph -ff was introduced by Middle Ages' authors to indicate a nasalized vowel.
Gourmaud French
A famous bearer is a journalist well known from the educational TV, Jamy Gourmaud
Gousset French
It is derived from the Old French word gousset, which means "purse" or "wallet". It is likely that this surname was originally given to someone who was a purse maker or a merchant who dealt in small items.
Gouweleeuw Dutch (Rare, Archaic)
Surname from the Netherlands meaning 'Golden Lion'
Govani Indian
The meaning of the word is made up of two parts i.e. Go and vani ... [more]
Gove Scottish
Scottish form of Goffe.
Govern English, Irish
Reduced form of McGovern.
Gow Scottish
Occupational name from Gaelic gobha "smith".
Gowan Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gobhann ‘descendant of the smith’.
Goya Japanese (Rare)
This is variously written, but is usually written with the characters meaning "Barbarian Room" or "Give Room".
Goyal Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Meaning uncertain, possibly a form of Agarwal.
Gozar Filipino
A filipino surname from the Spanish word "gozar," meaning "to enjoy."
Gozon Filipino
From Min Nan 五孫 (gō͘-sun) or 五孙 (gō͘-sun) meaning "fifth grandchild".
Gozzi Italian, Venetian
Meaning unknown.
Graaf Dutch
proper noun: Count
Grabar Croatian
Derived from grabiti, meaning "to grab".
Grabarek Polish
Occupational name from a diminutive of Polish grabarz meaning "gravedigger".
Grąbczewski Polish
It indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Grąbczewo.
Grabe German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a dike or ditch, or habitational name from either of two places in Thuringia named with this word: Grabe and Graba.
Grabenstein German
Habitational name from Grafenstein near Wohlau, Silesia.
Grable German
Means "digger of ditches or graves" (from a derivative of Middle High German graben "ditch"). A famous bearer was US actress, dancer and singer Betty Grable (1916-1973).
Grabowska Polish
Feminine form of Grabowski.
Grace English
From the given name Grace
Graceffa Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a southern Italian place name in the comune of Aragona in the province of Agrigento, Sicily, Italy.
Graciano Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Graciano.
Graden Scottish
Habitational name from the lands of Graden in Berwickshire.
Gradowska Polish
Feminine for Gradowski, this surname is only used by females.
Gradowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Gradowo in Włocławek voivodeship.
Grady Irish
From the Gaelic Gráda meaning "noble."
Graef Dutch, German
Name used to denote the chairman of a town council. Compare Graf.
Graf Jewish, Yiddish
Ornamental name selected, like Herzog and other words denoting titles, because of their aristocratic connotations.
Graff English
Metonymic occupational name for a clerk or scribe, from Anglo-Norman French grafe "quill, pen" (a derivative of grafer "to write", Late Latin grafare, from Greek graphein).
Grahamson Scottish
Means "son of Graham".
Grainville French
Original French form of Granville, from locations in France called Grainville from the given name Guarin and ville "town" meaning "Guarin's town".
Grämlich German
Nickname for an irascible person, derived from Middle High German gramelich, gremlich meaning "angry".
Grammer German, English
Variant of Krämer or a habitational name for someone possibly from German places called Gram or Grammen. It can also be an English occupational name for a scholar or an astrologer, derived from Old French gramaire meaning "grammarian, scholar, astrologer"... [more]
Gran Swedish, Norwegian
Means "spruce" in Swedish and Norwegian.
Granado Spanish
Nickname from Spanish granado "mature", "experienced", "distinguished".
Granado Spanish
Occupational name for a grower or seller of pomegranates, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a pomegranate tree, from granado "pomegranate tree" (cf. GARNETT).
Granados Spanish
Occupational name for a grower or seller of pomegranates, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a pomegranate tree, from granado "pomegranate tree" (cf. GARNETT).
Granarolo Italian
It means bread baker.
Granata Italian
Granata is an Italian word for a shade of red (maroon), and the Latin name of the city of Granada.
Granath Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "grenade". ... [more]
Granato Italian
Occupational name for a jeweler or lapidary, from granato "garnet".
Grand French, Romansh
Derived from Old French grand, grant and Romansh grand "tall; large".
Grand English
Variant of Grant.
Granda Spanish
Spanish form of the surname Grand.
Grande Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Means "tall, large" in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, used as a nickname for a person of large stature.
Grandin French
Diminutive of Grand.
Grandin Italian
Derived from Grande.
Grandison English
A habitational name from Grandson on Lake Neuchâtel in Switzerland.... [more]
Grandjean French, French (Swiss)
Derived from French grand meaning "tall, large" and the given name Jean 1, hence possibly a nickname for a tall or large person.
Grandpierre French
Derived from French grand meaning "tall, large" and the given name Pierre.
Grange English, French
English and French topographic name for someone who lived by a granary, from Middle English, Old French grange (Latin granica ‘granary’, ‘barn’, from granum ‘grain’)... [more]
Granlund Swedish
Combination of Swedish gran "spruce" and lund "grove".
Grano Italian, Spanish
from grano "grain" (from Latin granum) probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a farmer or grain merchant.
Granoff Jewish
Short form of Granovsky.... [more]
Grañón Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
Granov Jewish, Bosnian
Habitational name from Granov, Ukraine.... [more]
Granovsky Jewish
From the town of Granov, Ukraine (cf. Granov).
Granqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish gran "spruce" and kvist "twig, branch".
Grant English, Scottish
From a medieval personal name, probably a survival into Middle English of the Old English byname Granta (see Grantham).
Grantaire Literature
This is the name of a minor character in Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Misérables' (1862), a follower of the revolutionary Enjolras.
Grantham English
Habitational name from Grantham in Lincolnshire, of uncertain origin. The final element is Old English hām "homestead"; the first may be Old English grand "gravel" or perhaps a personal name Granta, which probably originated as a byname meaning "snarler"... [more]
Grap Low German
Variant of Grape.
Grape Low German
Metonymic occupational name for a maker of metal or earthenware vessels, from Middle Low German grope "pot".
Gras French
Means "fat" in french.
Grass English, German
Topographic name for someone who owned or lived by a meadow, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold hay, from Middle English gras, Middle High German gras "grass, pasture, grazing".
Grass Scottish
Occupational name, reduced from Gaelic greusaiche "shoemaker". A certain John Grasse alias Cordonar (Middle English cordewaner "shoemaker") is recorded in Scotland in 1539.
Grass Romansh
Derived from Romansh grass "fat".
Grässli Romansh
Derived from Romansh grass "fat" in combination with the diminutive suffix -li.
Grato English
From a nickname given to somebody with grass-like hair, making this surname’s meaning “he with grass-like hair.”
Grattà Late Greek (Italianized, Modern, Archaic, Expatriate)
Historical origins of Grattà are found in The Southern Region of Italy in The Province of Catanzaro, Calabria; predominately in the Comune of Girafalco and Palermiti. There is also at least one Coat of Arms that place the name being used in the The Commune of Lucca, Region of Tuscany in Central Italy.
Gratz German
From a short form of a Germanic personal name reflected by Old High German gratag 'greedy'
Grau German, Jewish
Nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from German grau "gray".
Graudiņš Latvian
Derived from the word grauds meaning "grain".
Graue German
Habitational name from a place so named near Hannover.
Graue German
Variant of Grau.
Graupman German
Occupational name for someone who produced or dealt with grits and legumes, from early modern German graupe "pot barley" (bohemian krupa) and man "man".
Grave English
Occupational name from Middle English greyve "steward", from Old Norse greifi or Low German greve
Grave English
Topographic name, a variant of Grove.
Grave French
Topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of gravelly soil, from Old French grave "gravel" (of Celtic origin).
Grave German
Either from the northern form of Graf, but more commonly a topographic name from Middle Low German grave "ditch", "moat", "channel", or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany named with this word.
Gravenor Welsh
meaning, "great hunter"
Graves English, French, German
Derives from someone who had an occupation as a grave digger or a caretaker for a graveyard.
Graves French, English
Topographic name from the plural of Old French grave "gravel"
Graves English, French
English: patronymic from Grave.
Grawert Low German, German (East Prussian)
As a Low German name, Grawert is derived from Middle High German grā and Old High German grāo "gray" (originally "shimmery, gleaming"). As a surname, it was a nickname given to someone with gray hair.... [more]
Graybill English (American)
Anglicized form of Swiss German Krähenbühl, meaning "crow hill".
Grayden Irish
Variation of Graden.
Grayling English (British)
Uncommon surname of unclear origin; possible medieval locational name, or a derivative of the French surname Grail or the diminutive Graillon.... [more]
Grayson Scottish, Irish
Means "son of Gray".
Grazer English
Not available.
Graziano Italian
From the given name Graziano.
Grbavac Croatian
Derived from grbavo, meaning "bumpy" or "hunchbacked".
Grdinić Montenegrin
Derived from grdan (грдан), meaning "ugly".
Grealish English
The name derives from the Old Norman French word "greslet", meaning pitted or scarred, and is itself derived from the very early Germanic word "gresle", or hailstone.
Greany Irish
The surname Greany comes from the original Irish Ó Gráinne, from the female Christian name Gráinne... [more]
Greasby English
One who came from Greasby, a parish on the Wirral Peninsula, in Cheshire, now Merseyside.
Greaves Popular Culture
Borne by Lucien Greaves, a social activist and the spokesman and co-founder of The Satanic Temple.
Greay English (Rare)
The name Greay originated when a family matriarch changed the name to differentiate between the two families with the same name Grey. There was a wedding between the two families and it was easier if the name was changed.
Grebenstein German
Means "stone from the cliff or ridge" from German greben, (cliff or ridge) and stein (stone).... [more]
Grecki Polish
Polish form of Gretzky.
Greco Portuguese
Portuguese for Greco.
Greeley English, Norman
English (of Norman origin): nickname for someone with a pock-marked face, from Old Northern French greslé ‘pitted’, ‘scarred’ (from gresle ‘hailstone’, of Germanic origin).
Greenall English
From Lincolnshire in England, meaning "green hill".
Greenberger German, Jewish
Anglicized form of the German surname Grünberger, which is formed from the words grün "green", Berg "mountain", and the habitational suffix -er. This name indicated a person who lived on or near a forest-covered mountain.
Greenblatt Jewish
Ashkenazi Jewish Surname incorporating Yiddish/German elements meaning “Greenleaf.” Writer and storyboard artist C. H. Greenblatt (born 1972) most known for SpongeBob SquarePants is a famous bearer of this name.
Greenburgh German, Jewish
The surname Greenburgh is anglicized for the German Jewish surname Greenberg which translates into English as green mountain.
Greenfeld English
Partly Americanized form of the Ashkenazic Jewish ornamental name Grun(e)feld or Grinfeld, a compound of Yiddish grin + German Feld 'field', or of German Grünfeld (see Grunfeld).
Greengrass English
Notable bearers include film director Paul Greengrass and baseball player Jim Greengrass.
Greenhill English
The name is derived from a geographic locality, "at the green hill", or rather, more specifically of "Greenhill". The surname could also derive from the liberty on the wapentake of Corringham in Lincolnshire, or a hamlet in the parish of Harrow in Middlesex... [more]
Greenidge English
From Greenhedge Farm in Aslockton, Nottinghamshire, itself derived from Old English grene “green” + hecg “hedge”.
Greening English
Meaning unknown.
Greenland English (Germanized)
Greenland Name Meaning. English: topographic name for someone who lived near a patch of land left open as communal pasturage, from Middle English grene 'green' + land 'land'. Translated form of German Grönland, a topographic name with the same meaning as 1, from Low German grön 'green' + Land 'land'.
Greenlaw English
From one of two placenames, located near the Anglo-Scottish border. Named with Old English grēne, 'green' and halw, 'hill, mound'.
Greenleaf English
From Old English grēne "green" and lēaf "leaf", presumably applied as a nickname, the significance of which is now lost.
Greenlee English
habitational name from any of various minor places, for example in Staffordshire, so named from Old English grene ‘green’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.
Greenstein Jewish
From German, means "Green Stone".
Greenwald American
Partly Americanized form of German and Jewish Grün(e)wald (see Grunwald). ... [more]
Greenway English
Originally given to a person who lived near a grassy path, from Middle English grene "green" and weye "road, path" (cf. Way).... [more]
Greenway Welsh
Derived from the given name Goronwy.
Greet German
Americanized form of German Fried.
Gregerson English
Means "son of Gregory/Greg"
Gregg English
Variant of Greg.
Grégoire French
From the given name Grégoire.
Gregori Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Gregorio.
Gregorič Slovene
Means "son of Gregor".
Gregoriou Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Γρηγορίου (see Grigoriou) chiefly used in Cyprus.
Gregson English
Means "son of Greg"
Gregurić Croatian
Possibly patronymic, meaning "son of Gregor" or "son of Grgur".
Greif German
Means "Griffin" in German. From the mythological creature.
Greig Scottish
From the given name Greig
Greiner Upper German, German (Swiss)
Nickname for a quarrelsome or cantankerous person, derived from Middle High German grīner meaning "squabbler, quarreler" (ultimately an agent derivative of grīn meaning "loud, cry, screaming, shouting")... [more]
Grell German
Nickname for an irritable or irascible person, from Middle High German, Middle Low German grellen "to be angry".
Grell German
Habitational name from a place named Grelle.
Grelle German
Variant of Grell.
Gren Swedish
Means "branch" in Swedish.
Grenier French
Occupational name for a grain merchant (from Latin granarius), or a topographic name for someone who lived by a granary (from Latin granarium) or a metonymic occupational name for someone who supervised or owned one.