Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the person who added the name is Infinitas.
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Mumuza Dungan
From the first part of the given name Muhammad and Chinese 娃子 (wázi), a dialectal term meaning "(small) child".
Murai Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "town, village" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Murillo Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations called Murillo, so named from a diminutive of Spanish muro meaning "wall".
Murodov Tajik, Uzbek
Means "son of Murad".
Murtazaliev Avar, Chechen
From a combination of the given names Murtaza and Ali 1.
Musalam Arabic
Alternate transcription of Musallam.
Musallam Arabic
From the given name Musallam.
Musharraf Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic مُشْرِف (mušrif) meaning "supervisor, overseer" or "honourable, dominant".
Musin Tatar, Bashkir, Russian, Kazakh
From the given name Musa.
Mustafayev Azerbaijani
Means “son of Mustafa”.
Mustafin Tatar, Bashkir, Uzbek, Kazakh
From the given name Mustafa.
Mutlu Turkish
Means "happy, glad" in Turkish.
Muvaza Dungan
From the first part of the given name Muhammad and Chinese 娃子 (wázi), a dialectal term meaning "(small) child".
Muxtarov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Muxtar".
Myasnikovich Belarusian
Possibly means "son of Myasnik".
Myung Korean
Korean form of Ming, from Sino-Korean 明 (myeong).
Nabil Arabic
From the given name Nabil.
Nəbiyev Azerbaijani
Means "son of Nəbi".
Nabiyev Azerbaijani, Uzbek
Means "son of Nabi".
Nabizada Persian, Afghani
Dari (Afghan Persian) variant of Nabizadeh.
Naciri Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Nacir (see Nasir), predominantly used in Morocco.
Nadeem Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Nadim.
Nader Arabic
From the given name Nadir.
Nadezhkin Russian
Derived from Russian надежда (nadezhda) meaning "hope".
Nadir Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Nadir.
Naeem Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
From the given name Na'im.
Nagasawa Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Nagata Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" or 永 (naga) meaning "eternity" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Naguib Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Najib. Mohamed Naguib (1901-1984) was the first president of Egypt.
Nagy Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Naaji chiefly used in Egypt.
Nahum Jewish
From the given name Nahum.
Naidoo South African, Indian (Expatriate)
Variant of Naidu used by South Africans of Indian descent.
Najaryan Armenian
Means "son of the carpenter" from dialectal Armenian նաջար (naǰar) meaning "carpenter" (of Arabic origin).
Najeeb Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Najib.
Nalbandyan Armenian
Means "son of the farrier" from dialectal Armenian նալբանդ (nalband) meaning "farrier" (of Persian origin).
Napso Circassian (Russified)
Means "whole-eyed", derived from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning "eye" and псэу (psăw) "health, alive" or "whole, all, complete".
Naptsok Circassian
Circassian name derived from Adyghe напцэ (nāpcă) meaning “eyelash, eyebrow”.
Narayanan Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Narayanan. A famous bearer was Kocheril Raman Narayanan (1921–2005), the 10th President of India.
Nash Circassian
Shapsug name derived from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning "eye" combined with щэ (š̍ă) meaning "milk" or "crooked, wry, bent".
Nashkho Circassian
Literally means “blue-eyed” from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning “eye” combined with шхъуантӏэ (šχ°ānṭă) meaning “blue”.
Nassiri Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Nasir.
Nasution Batak
From Mandailing Nan Sakti On or Na Sakti On meaning "the magic one", itself from sakti meaning "mystical, magical" (ultimately of Sanskrit origin). This was a nickname of legendary Mandailing ruler Si Baroar Nan Sakti.
Nath Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi
From Sanskrit नाथ (natha) meaning "lord, owner, protector".
Natkho Circassian
Shapsug name possibly derived from Adyghe нат (nāt) meaning "Nart" (referring to a Caucasian saga) combined with хъо (χo) meaning "pig".
Natok Circassian
Derived from Adyghe натӏэ (nāṭă) meaning "forehead" combined with къу (q°) meaning "man, male".
Naumenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Naum.
Nauryzbaev Kazakh
Means "son of Nauryzbay".
Navitski Belarusian
Belarusian cognate of Nowicki.
Nayak Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
From a title derived from Sanskrit नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Nazarbayev Kazakh
Means "son of Nazarbay". Nursultan Nazarbayev (1940-) served as the president of Kazakhstan from 1990 to 2019.
Nazarov Russian
Means "son of Nazar".
Nazarova Russian
Feminine form of Nazarov.
Nazeri Persian
From Persian ناظر (nâzer) meaning "watcher, observer".
Neagu Romanian
From the given name Neagu.
Needham English
From a place name derived from Old English ned meaning "need, constraint" and ham meaning "home, estate, settlement".
Neo Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Liang chiefly used in Singapore.
Neofytou Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Neophytou.
Nesterenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Nestor.
Netanyahu Jewish
From the given name Netanyahu.
Ngai Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Wei.
Ngai Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Ni.
Ni Chinese
From Chinese 倪 (ní) referring to the ancient territory of Ni, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now the Shandong province.
Niang Western African, Wolof
Refers to a member of the Deme, a Wolof clan whose symbol is the donkey.
Niazai Pashto
Most likely from Persian نیاز (niyaz) meaning "need, necessity, desire, wish" (see Niaz or Niyaz) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)"... [more]
Nibo Circassian
Of unknown meaning.
Nicolae Romanian
From the given name Nicolae.
Nicoletti Italian
From the given name Nicola 1.
Nigmatullin Tatar, Bashkir
From the given name Nigmatullah.
Nikitin Russian
From the given name Nikita 1.
Nikolaou Greek
Means "son of Nikolaos".
Nimr Arabic
Means "leopard" or "tiger" in Arabic.
Nishiguchi Japanese
From Japanese 西 (nishi) meaning "west" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
Niyazov Uzbek, Tajik, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Derived from Persian نیاز (niyâz) meaning "desire, wish, gift".
Niyozov Tajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek variant of Niyazov.
Nogales Spanish
Habitational name from either of two locations in Spain named Nogales, from the plural form of Spanish nogal meaning "walnut tree".
Nogami Japanese
From Japanese 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness" and 上 (kami) meaning "above, top, upper".
Noh Korean
Alternate transcription of No.
Nokhaev Kalmyk
Derived from Kalmyk ноха (nokha) meaning "dog".
Noor Arabic, Urdu, Somali, Bengali, Persian
Variant transcription of Nur.
Noori Persian, Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Noor 1.
Noorzai Pashto
Means "son of light", from Arabic نور (nūr) meaning "light, illumination" combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)".
Norouzi Persian
From Persian نوروز (nowruz) referring to the Iranian New Year, which is celebrated on the spring equinox.
Nouri Arabic, Persian
From the given name Nur.
Novi Italian
Derived from Italian novello and ultimately derived from Latin novellus meaning "new". "Novi" also means "new" in several Slavic languages.
Nur Arabic, Bengali, Turkish
From the given name Nur.
Nuraliev Tajik, Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Means "son of Nurali".
Nurislamov Tatar
Means "son of Nurislam".
Nurullin Tatar
From the given name Nurullah.
Nurzhanov Kazakh
Means "son of Nurzhan".
Obama Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 浜 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore".
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.
Odisho Assyrian
Means "servant of Jesus" from Syriac ܥܒܕܐ (ʿaḇdā) meaning "servant" and ܝܫܘܥ (Išōʿ) meaning "Jesus".
Ogay Korean (Russified)
Form of Oh used by Koryo-saram using the particle -gay of unexplained meaning.
Ogiwara Japanese
From Japanese 荻 (ogi) meaning "reed, rush" and 原 (wara) meaning "field".
Ōhara Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Ohashi Japanese
Alternate transcription of Ōhashi.
Ohayon Judeo-Spanish
Means "son of Chayyim" from the Berber prefix ou- or au- meaning "son (of)" and the given name Chayyim.
Ó hÉamhthaigh Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Heaphy.
Oikonomou Greek
Derived from Greek οικονόμος (oikonomos) meaning "housekeeper, steward".
Ōishi Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 石 (ishi) meaning "stone".
Oishi Japanese
Alternate transcription of Ōishi.
Okubo Japanese
Alternate transcription of Ōkubo.
Ömərov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Ömər".
Omarov Kazakh, Avar, Kumyk, Dargin
Means "son of Omar 1".
Omuraliev Kyrgyz
From the name Omur (the Kyrgyz form of Umar) or the Kyrgyz word өмүр (ömür) meaning "life, breath" combined with the name Ali 1.
Onfroy French
From the given name Onfroy, a form of Humphrey.
Ōnishi Japanese
Alternate transcription of Onishi.
Onodera Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small", 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness" and 寺 (tera) meaning "temple".
Ooi Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Huang.
Oorzhak Tuvan
Means "not a thief", derived from Tuvan оор (oor) meaning "thief, burglar" combined with чок (chok) meaning "not, no".
Oprea Romanian
From the given name Oprea.
Oracion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish oración meaning "sentence, prayer".
Orakzai Pashto
Means "lost son" from Pashto ورک (worak) meaning "lost" and زوی (zoy) meaning "son".
Orazgeldiyew Turkmen
Means "son of Orazgeldi" in Turkmen.
Orazow Turkmen
Means "son of Oraz".
Ören Turkish
Means "ruin, ruins" in Turkish.
Oren Jewish
From the given name Oren.
O'Riordan Irish
From Irish Ó Ríoghbhárdáin meaning "descendant of Ríoghbhardán" (see Rórdán).
Orłowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Orłów, Orłowo or Orły, all derived from Polish orzeł meaning "eagle".
Orozaliev Kyrgyz
From a combination of the given name Oraz of Turkic origin meaning "happiness, joy" and Ali 1.
Ørsted Danish
A notable bearer was Hans Christian Ørsted (1777-1851), a Danish physicist and chemist.
Orus-ool Tuvan
Means "Russian boy" in Tuvan, from Tuvan орус (orus) meaning "Russian (person)" combined with оол (ool) "son, boy".
Ōsaka Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 坂 (saka) meaning "slope".
Ōsawa Japanese
Alternate transcription of Osawa.
Ōshima Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
Osman Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Uthman.
Osmeña Filipino, Cebuano (Hispanicized)
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a Spanish form of the Arabic name Uthman. A notable bearer was Sergio Osmeña (1878-1961), the fourth president of the Philippines.
Osmonaliev Kyrgyz
From a combination of the given names Osmon and Ali 1.
Osmonov Kyrgyz
Means “son of Osmon”.
Osorio Spanish
From the given name Osorio.
Otarashvili Georgian
Means "son of Otar".
Otsubo Japanese
Alternate transcription of Ōtsubo.
Ouahmed Berber, Northern African
Kabyle name meaning "son of Ahmed", from the Berber prefix ou- meaning "son (of)" combined with the Arabic name Ahmed (chiefly Algerian).
Ouazzani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Denotes someone originally from Ouazzane, a town in northern Morocco.
Oubeid Western African
Mauritanian variant of Obeid (see Ubayd).
Oudomsouk Lao
From Lao ອຸດົມ (oudom) meaning "abundant, plentiful" or "superior, supreme, excellent" and ສຸກ (souk) meaning "happiness, pleasure, joy".
Ouertani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Found mainly in Tunisia.
Oueslati Arabic (Maghrebi)
Habitational name for someone from the village of Oueslatia in northern Tunisia.
Ouyahia Berber, Northern African
Means "son of Yahia", from the Berber prefix ou- meaning "son (of)" combined with the Arabic given name Yahia (chiefly Algerian).
Ouyang Chinese
From Chinese 歐 (ōu) referring to Mount Sheng in present-day Huzhou, China, combined with 陽 (yáng) meaning "southern face (of a mountain)". The name supposedly originated with a prince of the Yue state that settled in the area surrounding the mountain... [more]
Ovadia Jewish
From the given name Ovadia.
Öz Turkish
Means "core, essence" in Turkish.
Özçelik Turkish
From Turkish öz meaning "core, essence" and çelik meaning "steel".
Ozdoev Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush family name, which is derived the old Ingush personal name Ozda used by members of the Ozda teip (clan). The name itself is of disputed origin and meaning, though it is thought to be of non-Nakh, Perso-Arabic origin... [more]
Özer Turkish
From Turkish öz meaning "core, essence" and er meaning "man, male, warrior".
Ozerov Russian
From Russian озеро (ozero) meaning "lake".
Padukone Indian, Kannada (Rare), Konkani (Rare)
From the name of ಕುಂದಾಪುರ (Kundapur), a coastal town in the state of Karnataka in India. This is the surname of Deepika Padukone (1986–), an Indian actress.
Pae Korean
Alternate romanization of Bae.
Pagayawan Filipino, Maranao
Means "place of rainbows" from Maranao pagayaw meaning "rainbow".
Pak Circassian
Circassian name derived from Adyghe пакъ (pāq) meaning "snub-nosed, bluntnose".
Pak Korean
Alternate romanization of Park 1.
Pal Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit पाल (pala) meaning "guard, protector".
Palacol Filipino, Tagalog
Means "ax" in Tagalog.
Palad Filipino, Tagalog
Means "fate, destiny, palm in Tagalog.
Pamaloy Filipino, Maranao
Means "spirit" in Maranao.
Panahi Persian
From Persian پناه (panâh) meaning "shelter, refuge, protection".
Panaligan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "depend on, put trust in" in Tagalog.
Panambolan Filipino, Maranao
Means "rainbow" in Maranao.
Pandit Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (pandita) meaning "learned, wise" or "scholar, teacher".
Panesh Circassian (Russified)
From Adyghe пэ (pă) meaning "nose" and нэшъу (năŝ°) "blind".
Pangandag Filipino, Maranao
Means "to boast, to be proud of" in Maranao.
Panganiban Filipino, Tagalog
Means "careful, cautious", derived from Tagalog panganib meaning "danger".
Pangelinan Chamorro
Chamorro variant of Pangilinan.
Panggaga Filipino, Maranao
Means "strong" in Maranao.
Pangilinan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "place of abstinence" from Tagalog pangilin meaning "abstinence, to abstain" and the suffix -an meaning "place of, time of". It was used to denote abstinence from certain foods for religious purposes.
Pankiewicz Polish
From the nickname Panek, a diminutive of Panas, itself a form of the given name Atanazy.
Pankratov Russian
Means "son of Pankratiy".
Paolini Italian
From the given name Paolino.
Papazoglou Greek
Means "son of the priest", derived from the Greek παπάς (papás) meaning "priest" combined with the Turkish oğlu or oğul meaning "son, descendant".
Pappalardo Italian
Means "glutton, hypocrite" in Italian, originally a nickname for a gluttonous person or someone who pretended to observe religious fasts while eating meat in secret.
Parajuli Nepali
From the name of a village in Dailekh District called Parajul.
Paramar Indian, Gujarati
Means "one who strikes the enemy" from Sanskrit पर (para) meaning "other, alien, foreigner, enemy" and मार (mā́ra) meaning "killing, slaying, destroying".
Parsi Persian, Indian (Parsi)
Derived from Persian پارسی (pârsi) literally meaning "Persian", though it also refers to the Parsi (or Parsee), a Zoroastrian community in India.
Parvez Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Parviz.
Pasdar Persian
Means "guard, sentinel, watchman" in Persian.
Paskhaev Chechen (Rare)
Of unknown meaning.
Patalinghug Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano patalinghog meaning "listen".
Pathak Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पाठक (pathaka) meaning "reader, learner".
Pathan Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Urdu, Pashto
Derived from Hindustani पठान (paṭhān) meaning "a Pashtun (person)", referring to the Pashtun ethnic group inhabiting present-day Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is sometimes used by Pashtuns who ancestrally migrated to India.
Patiño Spanish, Galician
From a diminutive of Spanish or Galician pato meaning "duck", used as a nickname for a person who waddled.
Paudel Nepali
From Nepali पौडी (paudi) possibly referring to the town of Pauri in Uttarakhand, India, combined with आलय (alaya) meaning "house, dwelling".
Pavlenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Pavlo.
Pavliashvili Georgian
Means "son of Pavle".
Pavlopoulos Greek
Means "son of Pavlos" in Greek.
Peh Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Bai.
Pehlivan Turkish
Means "wrestler, strongman" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian پهلوان (pahlavân).
Pengelly Cornish
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations in Cornwall named Pengelly, from Cornish penn meaning "head, top, end" and gelli or gilly meaning "copse, grove".
Penning English, Dutch, Low German
From early Middle English penning, Low German penning, and Middle Dutch penninc, all meaning "penny". It was used as a topographic surname or a nickname referring to tax dues of a penny.
Penning Upper German
Shortened form of Panno, which is a personal given name.
Pennington English
Habitational surname denoting someone originally from any of the various locations in England named Pennington, derived from Old English penning meaning "penny" (used as a byname or from a tribute due on the land) and tun meaning "town".
Pépin French
From the Old French name Pepis, itself a form of the given name Pépin. Alternatively, it may be derived from French pépin meaning "(fruit) seed", thus making it an occupational name for a gardener or someone who grew fruit-bearing trees.
Perales Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations named Perales, from Spanish perales meaning "pear trees" (the plural of peral meaning "pear tree").
Peretz Jewish
From the given name Perez.
Persad Indian, Trinidadian Creole
Indo-Trinidadian variant of Prasad.
Pervaiz Urdu
From the given name Parviz.
Pervez Urdu
From the given name Parviz.
Pesci Italian
Variant of Pesce.
Petkov Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means “son of Petko” in Bulgarian and Macedonian.
Petrakis Greek
Patronymic form of the Greek given name Petros (see Peter).
Petranov Bulgarian
From Greek petros meaning "rock" or "stone".
Petre Romanian
From the given name Petre.
Petrelli Italian
From the given name Pietro.
Petriashvili Georgian
Means "son of Petre".
Petropoulos Greek
Means "son of Petros" in Greek.
Petrucci Italian
From the given name Pietro.
Pham Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Phạm.
Phanthavong Lao
From Lao ພັນທະ (phantha) meaning "connect, join, tie" or "obligation" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Phommachanh Lao
From Lao ພົມມະ (phomma) referring to the Hindu god Brahma combined with ຈັນ (chanh) meaning "moon".
Phommavong Lao
From Lao ພົມມະ (phomma) referring to the Hindu god Brahma and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Phua Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Pan 2.
Pilapil Filipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Means "rice paddy, rice field" in Cebuano and Tagalog.
Piliang Minangkabau
Probably derived from Indonesian pili meaning "a lot, many" and hyang meaning "god, deity" or the phrase pili hyang meaning "the god, the deity" (most likely referring to the Hindu-influenced gods that were worshiped before the arrival of Islam in the Indonesian archipelago)... [more]
Pillot French
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Middle French pilot or pillot both meaning "stake, pole". This is the name of a wealthy merchant family from Besançon, France.
Pinkerton Scottish, Northern Irish
Habitational name for a person originally from a location in Scotland named Pinkerton, which is of uncertain meaning.
Pinna Sardinian
Means "feather" in Sardinian.
Piras Sardinian
Means "pears", derived from Sardinian pira "pear".
Pironkov Bulgarian
A professional Bulgarian tennis player, Tsvetana Pironkova, bears this surname.
Plamenov Bulgarian
Means "son of Plamen".
Plevneliev Bulgarian
From the Bulgarian name for the Greek village of Petroussa (called Plevnya in Bulgarian), itself derived from Bulgarian плевня (plevnya) meaning "barn". A notable bearer is Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev (1964-).
Pliev Ingush (Russified), Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush and Ossetian name, which is derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The name itself comes from Plievo, the name of a village in Ingushetia, which means "village of the sons of Pkhile", referring to a given name possibly derived from Ossetian пыл (pyl) meaning "elephant".
Plotnikov Russian
Means "son of the carpenter" from Russian плотник (plotnik) "carpenter".
Poghosyan Armenian
Means "son of Poghos".
Poon Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Pan 2.
Popalzai Pashto
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Persian پوپل‎‎ (pupal) meaning "betel nut". The Popalzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Durrani in Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan.
Popovici Romanian
Means "son of the priest" from Romanian popă meaning "priest".
Poroshenko Ukrainian
From Ukrainian порох (porokh) meaning "(gun)powder, dust", used as an occupational name for someone who made or sold gunpowder. A notable bearer is current Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko (1965-).
Pradhan Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Nepali
From a title derived from Sanskrit प्रधान (pradhana) meaning "chief, head".
Pramanik Indian, Bengali, Odia, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit प्रामाणिक (pramanika) meaning "genuine, authentic".
Preminger Jewish
Meaning unknown, possibly a nickname for a person deported to Spain, derived from the name of a location in Portugal.
Prévost French
From Old French prevost meaning "provost", a status name for officials in a position of responsibility.
Priest English
Derived from the occupation priest, which is a minister of a church. It could also be a nickname for a person who is / was a priest.
Prior Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac an Phríora meaning "son of the prior".
Proust French
From a nickname derived from French preux meaning "valiant, brave". A famous bearer was Marcel Proust (1871-1922), a French writer.
Provost English, French
Derived from the Middle English provost; referring to the person who heads a religious chapter in a cathedral or educational establishment. It was also used as a nickname for a self-important person and is a French variant of Prevost.
Pu Chinese
From Chinese 蒲 (pú) meaning "calamus, cattail".
Pua Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Pan 2.
Pugachev Russian
From the nickname Pugach which is probably derived from Ukrainian пугач (pugach) meaning "owl". Following this etymology, the nickname was most likely given to someone who was wise or sensible (attributing to the owl as a symbol of wisdom).
Puglisi Sicilian
Southern Italian variant of Pugliese.
Pun Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Pan 2.
Pushpakumara Sinhalese
From Sanskrit पुष्प (pushpa) meaning "flower" and कुमार (kumara) meaning "boy, prince".
Pyak Korean (Russified)
Russified form of Baek used by ethnic Koreans living in former Soviet territories.
Qədirov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Qədir".
Qamar Urdu
From the given name Qamar.
Qarayev Azerbaijani
Means "son of Qara".
Qasim Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Qasim.
Qasımov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Qasım".
Qayyum Urdu
Derived from Arabic قيوم (qayyum) meaning "subsistence, independent, sustainer".
Qin Chinese
From Chinese 秦 (qín) referring to the ancient state of Qin, which existed from 221 BC to 206 BC in what is now the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces.
Qiu Chinese
From Chinese 邱 or 丘 (qiū) referring to a place called Yingqiu that existed in the state of Qi in what is now Shandong province. The name was originally written with the character 丘 until its usage was prohibited during the Qing dynasty in order to avoid a taboo caused by using the character of Confucius's given name, 丘... [more]
Quách Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Guo, from Sino-Vietnamese 郭 (quách).
Quek Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Guo.
Quezon Filipino
Meaning uncertain, possibly a variant of Quizon or from Hokkien 郭孫 (keh-sun) derived from 郭 (keh) meaning "outer city" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild"... [more]
Quiambao Filipino
Possibly from Hokkien 欠賺 (khiàm-báu) meaning "owed money, lacking money" or 鹹賺 (kiâm-báu) meaning "stingy with money".
Quimpo Filipino
From Hokkien 金舖 (kim-phò͘) meaning "gold shop" or 金寳 (kim-pó) meaning "golden treasure".
Quimson Filipino
From Hokkien 金孫 (kim-sun) meaning "golden grandchild".
Quirino Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Quirino.
Quispe Quechua (Hispanicized)
Hispanicized form of Quechua qispi meaning "free".
Quisumbing Filipino
Meaning unknown, probably of Hokkien origin.
Quizon Filipino
Meaning unknown, possibly from a combination of the Chinese surnames Cui and Son.
Quraishi Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Qureshi.
Qurashi Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Qureshi.
Qurbanov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Qurban".
Qurbonov Uzbek, Tajik
Variant transcription of Kurbonov.
Qureshi Arabic, Urdu
Denotes a member of the Quraysh, a mercantile Arab tribe that the Prophet Muhammad belonged to, itself is derived from Arabic قرش (qarasha) meaning "to gnash, to grind, to chew".
Rabinovitch Yiddish
Variant transcription of Rabinovich.
Rachedi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Rashid; this spelling is chiefly used in Algerian Arabic.
Racman Filipino, Maranao, Maguindanao
From the given name Racman.
Radchenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Rodion.
Radhakrishnan Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit राधा कृष्ण (rādhā-kṛṣṇa), a combination of Radha and Krishna... [more]
Radiab Filipino, Maranao
From Radiyab, the Maranao name for the seventh month of the Islamic calendar, which is ultimately derived from Arabic رَجَب (Rajab).