All Submitted Surnames

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Novakovsky Russian
Russian form of Nowakowski.
November English (American)
From the name of the month.
Novgorodsky Russian, Belarusian
Refers to the region named "Novgorod" in Russia.
Novi Italian
Derived from Italian novello and ultimately derived from Latin novellus meaning "new". "Novi" also means "new" in several Slavic languages.
Novikaŭ Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian новік (novik) meaning "neophyte, novice, newbie".
Novikoff Jewish, Belarusian
habitational name from the Belorussian village of Noviki.
Novo Galician, Portuguese
Nickname from Portuguese and Galician novo ‘new’, ‘young’ (Latin novus). The word was also occasionally used in the Middle Ages as a personal name, particularly for a child born after the death of a sibling, and this may also be a source of the surname.
Nóvoa Galician
Habitational name from the former Galician juridical district Terra de Nóvoa, in Ourense province.
Novosel Croatian
Derived from nov, meaning "new", and selo, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".
Novoselec Croatian
Derived from nov, meaning "new", and selo, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".
Novoselić Croatian
Derived from nov, meaning "new", and selo, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".... [more]
Novoseltseva Russian
Feminine counterpart of Novoseltsev.
Nowack German
Variant of Nowak.
Noxon English
Variant of Nixon. It is derived from the personal name Nicholas, which was Nik, or Nikke in Old English.
Noy English
Either (i) from the medieval male personal name Noye, the English form of the Hebrew name Noach "Noah"; or (ii) an invented Jewish name based on Hebrew noy "decoration, adornment".
Noyama Japanese
Combination of Kanji Characters "野" meaning "Field", and "山" meaning "Mountain".
Noye English
Patronymic form of the biblical male given name Noah.
Nozawa Japanese
From Japanese 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness" and 沢, 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Nshimirimana Central African
Means "I thank God" in Burundian.
Nua African
Means "second daughter" in African.
Nuga Estonian
Nuga is an Estonian surname meaning "knife".
Nugent English, Irish, French
An English, Irish (of Norman origin) and French habitational surname derived from any of several places in northern France (such as Nogent-sur-Oise), From Latin novientum and apparently an altered form of a Gaulish name meaning "new settlement".
Nugis Estonian
Nugis is an Estonian surname meaning "marten".
Nuhiji Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Nuiamäe Estonian
Nuiamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "clubs hill."
Nukhao Thai
Means "white mouse" in Thai.
Numa Japanese
Numa means "Swamp".
Numan English, German (Anglicized)
Variant of Neumann. A famous bearer is English musician Gary Numan.
Numata Japanese
From Japanese 沼 (numa) meaning "swamp, marsh" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Nungesser German
Apparently a variant spelling of German Nonnengasse, derived from a street name meaning "nuns, lane". It could also be a variant of Gnugesser, a nickname for a big eater, derived from g(e)nug meaning "enough" and esser meaning "eater" (which derived from essen meaning "to eat")... [more]
Nunn English
Means someone who is a nun
Nunnallys English (American)
A common surname in America, belonging to 4058 individuals. Nunnally is most common among White (63.36%) and Black/African American (30.93%) individuals.
Nupp Estonian
Nupp is an Estonian surname meaning "knob", "button" and "bud".
Nur Arabic, Bengali, Turkish
From the given name Nur.
Nuraliev Tajik, Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Means "son of Nurali".
Nureyeva Russian, Tatar, Bashkir
Feminine variant of Nureyev.
Nuriev Tatar, Bashkir
Means "son of Nur".
Nurislamov Tatar
Means "son of Nurislam".
Nuristani Afghani
Derived from the name of Nuristan (meaning "land of light"), a province in northern Afghanistan.
Nurk Estonian
Nurk is an Estonian surname meaning "corner".
Nurm Estonian
Nurm is an Estonian surname meaning "lea" and "meadow" and "pasture".
Nurme Estonian
Nurme is an Estonian surname, derived from "nurm", meaning "lea" (an open area of grassy land.)
Nurmik Estonian
Nurmik is an Estonian surname meaning "lea/meadow stand".
Nurmiste Estonian
Nurmiste is an Estonian surname derived from "nurm" meaning "lea/meadow".
Nurmsalu Estonian
Nurmsalu is an Estonian surname meaning "pasture/meadow grove".
Nürnberger German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from the city of Nürnberg in Bavaria.
Nurse English
Variant of Norris 2, from Old French norice "nurse".
Nurullin Tatar
From the given name Nurullah.
Nurzhanov Kazakh
Means "son of Nurzhan".
Nuss German
from Middle High German nuz ‘nut’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a gatherer and seller of nuts, or a nickname for a man thought to resemble a nut in some way
Nussrallah Arabic
Nasrallah (Arabic: نصرالله‎) is a male Arabic given name, meaning "Victory of God", and is used by Muslims and Christians alike. It may also be transliterated as Nasralla, Nasrollah, Nasrullah and Al-Nasrallah... [more]
Nute Anglo-Saxon, English
Derived from the given name Cnute. Alternatively, it may be of nickname origin, from the Old English word hnutu, which meant brown, and would have been given to someone with a brown complexion.
Nutt Estonian
Nutt is an Estonian surname meaning "nut" and also "crying" or "weeping".
Nuttall English
English: habitational name from some place named with Old English hnutu ‘nut’ + h(e)alh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. In some cases this may be Nuthall in Nottinghamshire, but the surname is common mainly in Lancashire, and a Lancashire origin is therefore more likely... [more]
Nutter English
Means either (i) "scribe, clerk" (from Middle English notere, ultimately from Latin notārius); or (ii) "person who keeps or tends oxen" (from a derivative of Middle English nowt "ox")... [more]
Nutti Sami
Derived from the given name Knut via its Finnish form Nuutti.
Nüüd Estonian
Nüüd is an Estonian surname meaning "now" or "at present".
Nuur Arabic, Somali
From the given name Nuur.
Nuut Estonian
Nuut is an an Estonian surname meaning "whip". Also, a masculine given name derived form the Scandinavian name "Knut".
Nwankwo Igbo
From the given name Nwankwo.
Nyaua Indonesian (Rare)
Originally descended from the Pamona tribe, Central Sulawesi which means stinging like a hornet.
Nyblom Swedish
Combination of Swedish ny "new" and blom "bloom".
Nyce English
Variant of Nice.
Nygård Norwegian, Swedish
Means "new farm". A combination of ny "new" and gård "farm, yard".
Nygma Popular Culture
The surname of Edward Nygma, also known as the Riddler in DC Comics. The name comes from the term enigma, meaning something that is difficult to understand.
Nyholm Swedish, Danish, Finland Swedish
Derived from Swedish and Danish ny "new" and holme "islet".
Nyhuis Dutch
Variant of Nijhuis
Nykolaev Ukrainian
Means "son of Nykolai."
Nykolaichuk Ukrainian
From the given name Nykolai.
Nykytyn Ukrainian
From the given name Nykyta.
Nyland Norwegian
Combination of Norwegian ny "new" and land "land, yard".
Nylander Swedish
Combination of Swedish ny "new" (possibly a habitational name from a place named with this element) and the common surname suffix -ander (a combination of land "land" and the habitational suffix -er).
Nyman Swedish
A combination of Swedish ny "new" and man "man".
Nymann Danish
it had it's origin in Denmark not Germany, but is spelled with double "n" like the German word "mann"
Nyong’o Luo
Best known as the surname of a certain Lupita.
Nyoo Indonesian
Indonesian variant of Yang via Dutch
Nys Belgian
common surname in belgium and wisonsin
Nystrøm Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of Nyström.
O Korean
Korean form of Wu 1, from Sino-Korean 吳 (o).
Oak English
Topographic surname for someone who lived near an oak tree or in an oak wood, from Middle English oke "oak".
Oakenshield English (British), Literature
In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", the surname of Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the Company of Dwarves and the King of Durin's Folk.
Oakes English, Irish
English: Topographic name, a plural variant of Oak.... [more]
Oakland English
This surname is derived from Old English āc and land and it, obviously, means "oak land."
Oakleaf English (American)
Probably an Americanized (translated) form of Swedish Eklöf.
Oaks English
English variant spelling of Oakes and Americanized form of Jewish Ochs.
Oakwell English
Recorded in the modern spellings of Ockwell and Oakwell, this is an English surname. It is locational and probably either from the former village of Oakwell-in-the-Blean in the county of Kent, or Ockwell Manor, and again a former village, near Bray, in Berkshire
Oates English
Patronymic from the Middle English personal name Ode (see Ott).
Oatfield English
Means "oat field". Cognate of Haberfeld
Oatis English
Altered spelling of Otis, itself a variant of Oates.
Oats English
Variation of Oates.
Obaldia Medieval Basque (Latinized, Archaic)
Obaldia comes from the Proto-Euskera or Proto-Basque (ancient Basque languaje) that is Dovaltia (also known as Dobaldia). Its meaning is pear tree or european wild pear.
Obama Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 浜 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore".
O'Bannon Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Banáin meaning "descendant of Banán", a given name representing a diminutive of ban meaning "white".
Obara Japanese
It's written like : 小 (O meaning small) and Bara meaning "Plain". Masakazu Obara's last name is pronounced like this. He is an anime director, he worked on Accel World.
Obar Neithich Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Abernathy.
Ōbayashi Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 林 (hayashi) meaning "forest".
Ó Beargha Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Barry.
Obeid Arabic (Anglicized)
Meaning "humble servant", based on name Ubayd
Obel Danish
Obenauf German
Surname used to refer to someone who lived 'up there' (on a mountain, hill, etc.).
Öberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and berg "mountain".
Oberg English
Anglicized form of either Åberg or Öberg.
Oberlin German, English
From Oberst and the suffix Lynn.... [more]
Obermiller German (Americanized)
Partly Americanized form of German Obermüller, a topographic name for the miller at the ‘upper mill’.
Obermok Ukrainian
Obermok is most likely an anglicized form of the surname Oberemok.... [more]
Obesus American
Means "obese" in Latin.
Oblak Slovene, Croatian
Derived from oblak "cloud".
Obligacion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish obligación meaning "obligation."
Obolensky Russian
Indicates familial origin within the village of Obolensk in the Kaluga Oblast, Russia. This was the name of a Russian aristocrat family of the Rurik Dynasty.
Ó Bolguidir Irish
The name Ó Bolguidir has changed considerably in the time that has passed since its genesis. It originally appeared in Gaelic as Ó Bolguidir, which likely meant "yellow-belly" (from bolg odhar).
Obradović Serbian
Patronymic from the personal name Obrad, a derivative of obradovati meaning "to give joy".
Ó Branagáin Irish
Means "descendant of Branagán".
Obregón Spanish
Spanish habitational name from Obregón in Santander province.
Ó Bric Irish
Means "descendant of Breac"
Ó Bróithe Irish
Uncorrupted form of Brophy.
Ó Bruic Irish
Means "descendant of Broc"
Obscurite English
A word which means "darkness" in French language.
Ó Buadáin Irish
Means "descendant of Buadán".
Obuća Bosnian
Derived from obuća meaning ''footwear'', denoting someone who made or sold footwear.
Obuch Medieval Polish (Rare)
Obuch is a surname found in Poland and specifically areas that were part of the Polish-Lithuanian Kingdom. It was the name of a long handled battle hammer and may have denoted someone handy with the weapon or who produced the weapon... [more]
Obuchi Japanese
Combination of the kanji 小 (o, "small") and 渕 (淵, fuchi, "abyss, edge"). A famous bearer of this surname is Japanese Prime Minister Keizō Obuchi (小渕 恵三; 1937–2000).
Ó Caingnigh Irish
Means "descendant of Caingneach"
Ó Cairealláin Irish
Means "descendant of Caireallán"
Ocampo Spanish, Galician
From the Galician toponym O Campo meaning "the field", also used as a habitational name from a town of the same name in Lugo, Galicia.
Ocaña Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Ó Canann Irish
Means "descendant of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
O'Carroll Irish (Anglicized)
Originates from the ancient Gaelic name Mac Cearbhaill or O'Cearbhaill, deriving from the word "Cearbh" which means to "Hack". Making it a possible name for a warrior or blacksmith.
Ocasio Spanish (Caribbean)
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Spanish ocasión meaning "occasion" or ocaso meaning "dusk, sunset". This surname is primarily used in Puerto Rico.
Ó Cathail Irish
Means "descendant of Cathal"
Ó Catharnaigh Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic Meaning ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’.
Occhiogrosso Italian
Descriptive nickname meaning "big eye".
Occhipinti Sicilian
Derived from Italian occhi "eyes" and pinti "painted", denoting someone with dark eyelashes or with flecked or blood-shot eyes.
Ó Ceanndubháin Irish
Means "descendant of Ceanndubhán"
Ó Cearbhalláin Irish
It means "descendant of Cearbhallán".
Ó Cearnacháin Irish
It means "descendant of Cearnachán".
Ó Cearnaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Cearnach" in Irish Gaelic. Compare Kearney, Ó Ceithearnaigh.
Ó Céirín Irish
Meaning ‘descendant of Céirín’, a personal name from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’. English patronymic -s has been added superfluously.
Ocharán Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Otxaran.
Ochsner German (Swiss)
Means "oxen herder" in Swiss, from Middle High German ohse "ox".
Ó Ciaragáin Irish
It means "descendant of Ciaragán".
Ó Ciaráin Irish
A byname from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black-haired.'
Ó Ciardhubháin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Kirwan.
Ó Cillín Irish
Meaning "descendant of Cillín"
Ó Cluanaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Cluanach"
Ó Cnáimhsighe Irish
Means "descendant of Cnáimhseach"
O'coill Irish
Meaning, "wood, forest, or shrub hazel tree."
O Coingheallach Irish
Meaning, "descendent of Coingheallach."
Ó Coingheallaigh Irish
Meaning, ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach.’
O'colgan Irish
Original form of Mccolgan, meaning "son of Colga.
Ó Comhaltáin Irish
It means "descendant of Comhaltán".
Ocón Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either the eponymous Riojan municipality or the Ocón de Villafranca neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Villafranca Montes de Oca.
Ó Connachaín Irish
Means "Descendant of Connachaín."
Ó Coscraigh Irish
Means "descendant of Coscrach"
Ó Cróinín Irish
It literally means "little saffron-colored one’s descendant".
Octavien French
From the given name Octavien.
Octavio Spanish
From the given name Octavio.
Octobre French
Means "October" in French.
Ó Cuill Irish
Meaning, "wood, forest, or shrub hazel tree."
Oda Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (o) "small," 尾 (o) "tail" or 織 (o) "fabric," "material," "cloth" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."... [more]
Oda Arabic
Means "Several" in Arabic
Ó Daighre Irish
Means "descendant of Daighre"
Odaniel Irish
Maybe means "Son of Daniel" or "Descendant of Daniel"
O'day Irish
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh (see O’Dea).
Odd English
Variant of Ott.
Odda Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agriculture, such as workers and laborers.
Oddai Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
Oddar Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
Odde Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, meaning "earthworker".
Oddo Italian
From the given name Oddo.
Oddy Medieval English
Was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as the lords of the manor of Storkhouse, Gisbern and Withernsea in that shire. Believed to be descended from Count Odo.
O'dea Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin... [more]
Ó Déadaigh Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Deady.
Ó Deaghaidh Irish
Meaning, "descendent of Deaghaidh."
Ødegård Norwegian
Means "deserted farm" in Norwegian. A combination of øde "deserted, empty" and gård "farm, yard".
Odelin French
Not to be confused with the similarly spelled Odelín, which is Spanish rather than French, though they could have similar origins in name.
Odén Swedish
Likely a locational name derived from place names containing the elements od or oden (see Oden).
Oderasak Yoruba (Rare)
It is Yoruba mispronunciation of the the name Oscar. It was a middle name that became a last name.
Odham English
Variant of Odom, altered by folk etymology as if derived from a place name formed with -ham.
Odhiambo Eastern African, Luo
East African surname derived from the given name Odhiambo meaning “born in the evening”.
Odige French, African
A Name from french Odige (O.DI Zeouf) zeouf with means egg Zeouf is spelled as ge to shorten the name. This surname means fighter The French has been known to be Lovely and the language of love un-violent... [more]
Odin Swedish
Variant of Odén.
Ódinsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Óðinn" in Icelandic.
Ódinsson Icelandic
Means "son of Óðinn".
Odisho Assyrian
Means "servant of Jesus" from Syriac ܥܒܕܐ (ʿaḇdā) meaning "servant" and ܝܫܘܥ (Išōʿ) meaning "Jesus".
Odland Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farmsteads in Rogaland and Hordaland named Odland, from Old Norse Árland, a compound of á ‘small river’ (or another first element of uncertain origin) + land ‘land’, ‘farm’.
Odoemene Nigerian
Odoemene roots from Nigeria. It has branched onward to America, and multiple other countries. It literally means 'yellow reluctance' in Igbo.
Odom English
Medieval nickname for someone who had climbed the social ladder by marrying the daughter of a prominent figure in the local community, from Middle English odam ‘son-in-law’ (Old English aðum).
Ödön Hungarian
From the given name Ödön.
Ó Donnagáin Irish
Means "descendant of Donnagán"
O'donoghue Irish
Anglicised form of Ó Donnchadha (see Donoghue)
O'donovan Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Donndubháin
O'Dowd Irish
The original Gaelic form was Dubhda. The first portion of the name comes from the word dubh, which means "black" or "dark-complexioned."
Ó Draighneáin Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Original Gaelic form of Drennan.
O'driscoll Irish
A variation of Driscoll, from Irish Ó hEidirsceóil, meaning "descendant of the messenger".
Odson Medieval French
Means 'son of Odo', Odo meaning 'possessor of wealth' many French Dukes and Counts had the name Odo. ' From the nickname 'Oddy' or 'Hoddy'.
Odtojan Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano udtohan meaning "noon, zenith".
Ó Dubhdara Irish
It means "descendant of Dubhdara.
O'duffy Irish
The name O'Duffy originates from the gaelic surname "O Dubhthaigh". Dubh meaning "Black" in Gaeilge. They claim descent from the ancient Heremon kings of Ireland. They descend from "Cahir Mor", the King of Leinster in the second century... [more]
Ó Duibheannaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Duibheannach"