All Submitted Surnames

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Huaranga Incan
Possibly refers to the Inca administrative "unit of a thousand households"
Huard French
From the Old French given name Huard the French form of Hughard... [more]
Huāwū Chinese
From Chinese 花 (huā) meaning "flower, blossom" combined with 屋 (wū) meaning "shop".
Hubble English
From the Norman personal name Hubald, composed of the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind, spirit" and bald "bold, brave".
Huben German
The roots of the distinguished German surname Huben lie in the kingdom of Bavaria. The name is derived from the Middle High German word "huober," meaning "owner of a patch of farmland." The term "Hube" was used to denote a 40-acre hide of farmland... [more]
Huber Maltese
Not to be confused with the German surname.
Huber French
Derived from the given name Hubert.
Hubertus German, Dutch
From the given name Hubertus.
Hubertz Yiddish
Yiddish form of the German-Jewish surname Huberowitz, meaning "son of Heber."
Hübsch German
Nickname from Middle High German hübesch 'courtly', 'polite', 'refined', 'agreeable', German hübsch.
Huck English, Dutch
From the medieval male personal name Hucke, which was probably descended from the Old English personal name Ucca or Hucca, perhaps a shortened form of Uhtræd, literally "dawn-power".
Huckabee English
This surname originated as a habitational name, derived from Huccaby in Devon, England; this place name is derived from two Old English elements: the first, woh, meaning "crooked"; the second, byge, meaning "river bend".... [more]
Huckaby English
Means "person from Huccaby", Devon (perhaps "crooked river-bend"), or "person from Uckerby", Yorkshire ("Úkyrri's or Útkári's farmstead").
Hucke English
Variant of Huck
Huckle English
English surname
Huckleberry English
From the name of the variety of shrubs (genus Vaccinium) or the berries that grow on them. This is also the anglicized form of the German surname Hackelberg.
Hucko Slovak
Hucko is from a diminutive of the occupational name Hudec meaning 'fiddler'.
Hudd English (British)
From the medieval forename Hudde
Huddlestun English
Variant spelling of Huddleston.
Hudec Czech, Slovak
Occupational name for a fiddler, hudec, a derivative of housti meaning "to play the fiddle".
Hudkins English
Means "son of Hudkin"
Hudspeth English
English (northeastern counties): unexplained. Compare Hedgepeth.
Hue French
From the given name Hue a variant of Hugues.
Huệ Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 慧 (huệ) meaning "bright, intelligent" or 蕙 (huệ) meaning "tuberose (flower)".
Huehuetenango Nahuatl
Means "place of the ancients" in Nahuatl.
Huertas Spanish
Plural form of Spanish huerta meaning "garden, orchard".
Huet English, French
From the nickname from given name Hugh, Hugues, Hugo or Hubert.
Huette French
French variant of Huet.
Huettl Upper German
South German (Hüttl) diminutive of Hütt (see Huett).
Huff German
From the Germanic personal name Hufo, a short form of a compound name formed with hug "heart, mind, spirit" as the first element.
Huffington English
Means "Uffa's town". A famous bearer is Arianna Huffington, born Αριάδνη-Άννα Στασινοπούλου
Hufnagel German
Metonymic occupational name for a farrier from Middle High German hufnagel "horseshoe nail" (literally "hoof nail"). Derived from huof "hoof" and nagal "nail".
Hügel German
From German meaning "hill".
Hughey Irish
From given name Huey
Hughson Scottish, English
Means "son of Hugh".
Hugli German (Swiss)
Meaning: Little Hill
Hugo French
Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He was also the writer of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.
Hugues French
From the given name Hugues.
Huguet French, Catalan
From a diminutive of Hugo.
Huh Korean
Variant transcription of Korean Hangul 허 (see Heo).
Huhtamäki Finnish
Derived from huhta (“woodland cleared for slash-and-burn cultivation”) +‎ mäki (“hill”).
Hui Chinese
From Chinese 惠 (huì) meaning "favour, benefit".
Hui Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Xu 2.
Huidobro Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Los Altos.
Huijs Dutch
Variant of Huys.
Huik Estonian
Huik is an Estonian surname meaning "crake".
Huisman Dutch
Dutch cognate of Houseman. Famous bearers include actor Michiel Huisman (1981-), television host and musician Henny Huisman (1951-) and speed skater Sjoerd Huisman (1986-2013), all from the Netherlands.
Huitema Dutch
The name is believed to come from the Dutch word 'hout', meaning wood. Thus, this was a name often given to woodcutters.
Huitzil Aztec, Nahuatl
From Nahuatl uitsitsillin meaning "hummingbird".
Hulbert English
1 English and German: from a Germanic personal name, Holbert, Hulbert, composed of the elements hold, huld ‘friendly’, ‘gracious’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.... [more]
Huldudóttir f Icelandic
Means "daughter of Hulda 1". Used exclusively by women.
Hulduson m Icelandic
Means "son of Hulda 1". Used exclusively by men.
Hulke English
a nickname for a person who literally "towed" ships and barges
Hull Estonian
Hull is an Estonian surname meaning "loon" (Gavia).
Huller English
Topographical name for a 'dweller by a hill', deriving from the Old English pre 7th Century 'hyll' a hill, or in this instance 'atte hulle', at the hill.
Hulse German
derived from Holtz, means "a wood"
Hultberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish Hult and berg "mountain, hill".
Hultgren Swedish
Combination of Swedish hult "grove, copse" and gren "branch".
Hultqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish Hult and kvist "branch, twig".
Hulu Nias
Meaning uncertain.
Hulyak Belarusian
Derives from word for walk.
Human English (African), South African
Occupational name for a Hugh-man.
Humbert German, Dutch, French
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hun "Hun, giant" or hun "bear cub" and berht "bright, famous". This was particularly popular in the Netherlands and North Germany during the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of a 7th-century St... [more]
Humberto Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Humberto.
Humble English
Nickname for a meek or lowly person, from Middle English, Old French (h)umble (Latin humilis "lowly", a derivative of humus "ground").
Humboldt German (?)
Derived from the Germanic given name Hunibald. Notable bearers of this surname were Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), a Prussian naturalist, geographer, explorer and polymath, and his brother Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835), a linguist, philosopher and diplomat.
Hummal Estonian
Hummal is an Estonian surname derived from "Humal" (also an Estonian surname), meaning "hop" and "bine".
Hummer German, English
Hummer is the German word for 'Lobster' in English. It is also the name of a vehicle- the 'Hummer'!
Humperdinck German (?), Literature
From the German surname Humperdinck. As a surname it was born by the composer Engelbert Humperdinck. As a first name it was used for the villain Prince Humperdinck in William Goldman's novel The Princess Bride.
Humphery English, Irish
English and Irish: variant of Humphrey.
Humphreys Welsh, English
Patronymic form of Humphrey. A famous bearer was Murray Humphreys (1899-1965), an American mobster of Welsh descent.
Humphries English, Welsh
Patronymic from Humphrey.
Hun Khmer
Means "capital, investment" in Khmer, also referring to a unit of weight for precious metals.
Hundertmark German
A nickname for a wealthy man, from Middle High German hundert meaning "hundred" + mark, a denomination of coin.
Hùng Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Xiong, from Sino-Vietnamese 熊 (hùng).
Hung Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Hong.
Hungate English
A habitational name from Old English hund,'hound', and Old Norse gata, 'gate'.
Hungerford Anglo-Saxon
Hungerford is a Saxon name, meaning "Hanging Wood Ford".... [more]
Hunley English (American)
English: variant of Hundley, which also has English origins (Worcestershire and Herefordshire): possibly a variant of Huntley or a habitational name from a lost Hundley, and Hanley.... [more]
Hunnam English
Variant form of Hannam. A famous bearer is the English actor and screenwriter Charlie Hunnam (1980-).
Hunsberger German
Habitational name for someone from a place called Hunsberg or Huntsberg.
Hunt Estonian
Hunt is an Estonian surname meaning "wolf".
Huntington English
English: habitational name from any of several places so called, named with the genitive plural huntena of Old English hunta ‘hunter’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’ or dun ‘hill’ (the forms in -ton and -don having become inextricably confused)... [more]
Huntley English, Scottish
Habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, so named from Old English hunta 'hunter' (perhaps a byname (see Hunt) + leah 'wood', 'clearing'). Scottish: habitational name from a lost place called Huntlie in Berwickshire (Borders), with the same etymology as in 1.
Huntress English
From huntress, referring to a female hunter.
Huntzinger German
Habitational name for someone from Hintschingen, earlier Huntzingen.
Hunyadi Hungarian
A name of a noble family of Hungary. The Regent John Hunyadi had this last name.
Huo Chinese
From Chinese 霍 (huò) referring to the ancient state of Huo, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now the city of Huozhou in Shanxi province.
Huon Breton
Huon is a form of the name Hugh.
Huonder Romansh
Derived from the given name Conrad.
Huot English, French
Variant of Huet.
Huotari Finnish
From the Karelian vernacular form of Fyodor.
Huq Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali হক (see Haq).
Huque Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali হক (see Haq).
Hurd English
Variant of Heard.
Hurl English
English (Suffolk): unexplained.
Hurley English, Irish
Meaning is "from a corner clearing" in Old English. Also an anglicized form of an Irish name meaning "sea tide" or "sea valor".
Hurm Estonian
Hurm is an Estonian surname meaning "charm" and "enchantment".
Hurmsalu Estonian
Hurmsalu is an Estonian surname meaning "enchanted grove".
Hurrell English, Norman
English (of Norman origin) from a derivative of Old French hurer ‘to bristle or ruffle’, ‘to stand on end’ (see Huron).
Hurrell Irish
This may be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Hearghaill ‘descendant of Earghall’, a variant of Ó Fearghail (see Farrell).
Hurry English
From a Norman form of the Middle English personal name Wol(f)rich (with the addition of an inorganic initial H-).
Hurst German
Topographic name from Middle High German hurst "woodland, thicket".
Hurta Czech
Nickname for an aggressive person, from hurt ‘attack.’
Hurtado Spanish
Derived from the Spanish word hurtar, meaning "to steal".
Hurtig Swedish
Nickname for someone full of energy and endurance, from Swedish hurtig "quick, fast, rapid, brisk".
Husain Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Husayn.
Husaini Persian, Afghan, Urdu, Arabic, Bengali, Hausa
From the given name Husayn.
Husamović Bosnian
Patronymic surname meaning "son of Husam".
Huseinović Bosnian
Means "son of Husein".
Husejinović Bosnian
Means "son of Husein".
Husejnović Bosnian
Means "son of Husejn".
Husemann German
Epithet for a servant or an administrator who worked at a great house, from Middle Low German hus ‘house’ (see House 1, Huse) + man ‘man’.
Hüseynli Azerbaijani
From the given name Hüseyn.
Huseynov Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Hüseynov.
Hushour English
English. Maybe means tailor or carpenter
Huskey English (American)
Likely was named after an person who owned a husky
Husni Arabic
Derived from the given name Husni.
Hussaini Persian, Afghan, Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Hussain.
Husse Scandinavian (Archaic)
Variant of Hussey.
Husseini Persian, Afghan, Urdu, Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Husayn.
Hussey English, Irish
As an English surname, it comes from two distinct sources. It is either of Norman origin, derived from Houssaye, the name of an area in Seine-Maritime which ultimately derives from Old French hous "holly"; or it is from a Middle English nickname given to a woman who was the mistress of a household, from an alteration of husewif "housewife"... [more]
Hussie English, Irish
Variant of Hussey. A notable bearer is American webcomic author/artist Andrew Hussie (1979-).
Hussien Arabic
Derived from the given name Husayn.
Husson French
From a pet form of Hue a variant of Hugues.
Husted German
The name was originally spelled "Hustedt" and means "homestead." The family name originated in northern Germany. One branch of the family migrated to England, and a branch of that family to the United States.
Huston Scottish
Scottish variant spelling of Houston.
Hustopeče Czech
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Moravian towns.
Hutabalian Batak
From Batak huta meaning "village, area" and balian meaning "rice field, farm, outside".
Hutabarat Batak
From Batak huta meaning "village, area" and barat meaning "west".
Hutagalung Batak
From Batak huta meaning "village, area" and galung meaning "embankment, dike, cleared field".
Hutagaol Batak
From Batak huta meaning "village, area" and gaol meaning "banana".
Hutajulu Batak
From Batak huta meaning "village, area" and julu meaning "upstream".
Hutapea Batak
From Batak huta meaning "village, area" and pea meaning "marsh, swamp, reservoir, lowland".
Hutauruk Batak
From Batak huta meaning "village, area" and uruk meaning "upper, above" or "bone leaves (a type of plant)".
Hutch English
From the medieval personal name Huche, a pet form of Hugh.
Hutcherson Scottish
"Variant of Hutchison; patronymic from the medieval personal name Hutche, a variant of Hugh"
Hutchin English
From the given name Hutchin
Hutchings English
Patronymic of Hutchin, a medieval diminutive of Hugh.
Hutchins English
Southern English patronymic from the medieval personal name Hutchin, a pet form of Hugh.
Hutchison Scottish
Patronymic from the medieval personal name Hutche, a variant of Hugh.
Hutnyk Ukrainian, Yiddish (Rare)
Ukrainian spelling of Gutnik.
Hütter German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a hatter from an agent derivative of Middle High German huot ‘hat’; Yiddish hut, German Hut ‘hat’. German (Hütter): topographic name from Middle High German hütte ‘hut’... [more]
Hutton English, Scottish
Scottish and northern English habitational name from any of the numerous places so called from Old English hoh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
Hutzel German
from a Germanic personal name, Huzo
Hüüdma Estonian
Hüüdma is an Estonian surname meaning to "call out" or "exclaim".
Hüüs Estonian
Hüüs is an Estonian surname derived from "hüüsing" meaning "houseline".
Huval French (Cajun)
The Huval name has historically been labeled German or Acadian (Cajun), however, recently more information has been discovered that shows the Huvals came directly from France.... [more]
Hux German
Probably from a topographic name Huck or Hucks, of uncertain origin. It occurs in many place and field names.
Hux English
Means "insult, scorn" in Old English. This is used in Popular Culture by First Order General Armitage Hux, played by Domhnall Gleeson in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
Huxford English
Habitational name from a place in Devon called Huxford (preserved in the name of Huxford Farm), from the Old English personal name Hōcc or the Old English word hōc ‘hook or angle of land’ + ford ‘ford’.
Huy Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 輝 (huy) meaning "brightness".
Huyền Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 玄 (huyền) meaning "deep, profound, mysterious, black".
Huygens Dutch, Belgian
Means "son of Hugo". A notable bearer was Dutch mathematician, physicist and astronomer Christiaan Huygens (1629–1695).
Huyin Vietnamese (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Khyuin.
Huynh Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Huỳnh.
Huys Dutch, Flemish
Derived from Huis, itself a variant of Huus and Huuchs, medieval Dutch genitive forms of the given name Hugo.
Hviid Danish
derived from hvid, meaning "white".
Hwa Korean (Rare)
From Sino-Korean 化 (hwa) meaning "to be; to become", making it the Korean form of Hua 2.
Hwang Korean, Taiwanese
Korean form of Huang, from Sino-Korean 黃 (hwang). It is also a Chinese alternate transcription of the same name chiefly used in Taiwan.
Hwangbo Korean
Korean form of Huangfu, from Sino-Korean 皇甫 (hwangbo).
Hyatt English
English (mainly London and Surrey): possibly a topographic name from Middle English hegh, hie ‘high’ + yate ‘gate’. ... [more]
Hyder Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name Haidar.
Hyderi Urdu
From the given name Hyder.
Hyka Albanian, Czech
This is both an Albanian and Czech surname. ... [more]
Hylan Scottish, English
Variation of the surname Hyland 1.
Hylton English
Variant of Hilton.
Hyman Jewish, English
Jewish (American): Americanized variant of Heiman. English: variant of Hayman or Americanized spelling of Heimann.
Hymel American
Possibly an altered form of HUMMEL.
Hyndestan Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
Hyndestane Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
Hyndeston Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
Hyōdō Japanese
From Japanese 兵 (hyō) meaning "soldier" and 藤 (dō) meaning "wisteria".
Hyodo Japanese
兵 (soldier), 藤 (wisteria)
Hyodo Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese 兵藤 (see Hyōdō).
Hyppolite French, French (Caribbean)
From the given name Hyppolite, variant of Hippolyte.
Hysenaj Albanian
Means "descendant of Hysen" in Albanian.
Hyseni Albanian
Derived from the given name Hysen.
Hyslop Scottish
Habitational name from an unidentified place in northern England, perhaps so called from Old English hæsel (or the Old Norse equivalent hesli) ‘hazel’ + hop ‘enclosed valley’.
Hyuin Vietnamese (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Khyuin.
Hyun Korean
From Sino-Korean 玄 (hyeon) meaning "deep, profound, mysterious".
Hyuseinov m Bulgarian
Means "son of Hyusein".
Hyuseinova f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Hyuseinov.