Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the person who added the name is Infinitas.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Radiamoda Filipino, Maranao
From a title for a crown prince, derived from Maranao radia meaning "king" and moda meaning "young".
Radmilović Serbian
Means "son of Radmilo".
Rădulescu Romanian
Means "son of Radu".
Radwan Arabic
Variant of Ridwan.
Rafique Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Rafiq.
Ragab Arabic
Variant transcription of Rajab.
Rahimi Persian
From the given name Rahim.
Rahmanzai Pashto
Means "son of Rahman" in Pashto.
Rais Arabic
From the given name Rais.
Raj Indian, Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king".
Rajakaruna Sinhalese
From Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" and करुणा (karuna) meaning "compassion, kindness, mercy".
Rajan Indian, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Malaysian
From the title Raja or Raj denoting a South Asian king or prince; mainly used in Southern India.
Rajput Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi, Pakistani, Urdu
From Sanskrit राजपुत्र (rajaputra) meaning "prince" (literally "son of the king"), derived from राज (raja) meaning "king" combined with पुत्र (putra) meaning "child, son".
Raju Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Variant of Raj chiefly used in Southern India.
Rakhmatullin Bashkir, Tatar
From the given name Rakhmatulla.
Ram Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from the given name Ram 1.
Ramachandran Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Ramachandran, a combination of Rama and Chandra.
Ramakrishnan Indian, Tamil
From the given name Ramakrishna. A notable bearer is Tamil-American structural biologist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (1952-).
Ramazashvili Georgian
Means "son of Ramaz".
Ramazonov Uzbek, Tajik
Uzbek and Tajik variant of Ramazanov.
Ramdani Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ramadan.
Ramezani Persian
From the given name Ramezan.
Rampersad Indian, Trinidadian Creole, Mauritian Creole
From Sanskrit राम (rāma) meaning "pleasing, pleasant, charming" combined with प्रसाद (prasāda) meaning "clearness, brightness, purity". It is primarily used by the Indian community in Trinidad and Tobago as well as Mauritius.
Rampersaud Indian, South American
Indo-Guyanese variant of Rampersad.
Ramzan Urdu
From the given name Ramzan.
Ranasinghe Sinhalese
From Sanskrit राणा (rana) meaning "king" or रण (rana) meaning "delight, pleasure, joy" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Ranaweera Sinhalese
From Sankrit राणा (rana) meaning "king" or रण (rana) meaning "delight, pleasure, joy" and वीर (vira) maning "hero, man, brave".
Rankin Scottish, Northern Irish
Patronymic formed from a diminutive of Ronald or Rand.
Rasheed Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Rashid.
Rashid Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name Rashid.
Rasool Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Rasul.
Rassam Arabic
Means "artist, painter" in Arabic.
Rasul Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name Rasul.
Rasulev Bashkir, Uzbek, Tatar
Means "son of Rasul".
Rəsulov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Rəsul".
Rathnayake Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Ratnayake.
Ratnayake Sinhalese
From Sanskrit रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure" and नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Rattana Khmer, Thai
Derived from Thai รัตน์ (rạtn) meaning "gem jewel"
Raviv Hebrew
From Hebrew רָבִיב (raviv) meaning "droplet, rain, drizzle".
Ravshanov Uzbek, Tajik
Means "son of Ravshan".
Raza Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Ridha.
Reddi Indian, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Reddy.
Refatov Crimean Tatar
Means "son of Rifat".
Regev Hebrew
Means "clod of earth" in Hebrew.
Regragui Arabic (Maghrebi)
Of unknown meaning; predominantly found in Morocco.
Rehman Urdu
From the given name Rehman.
Renaudin French
From the given name Renaud.
Reshef Hebrew
From the given name Resheph.
Revazishvili Georgian
Means "son of Revaz".
Rexha Albanian
Meaning uncertain.
Rexhepi Albanian
From the given name Rexhep.
Rezaei Persian
From the given name Reza.
Rezai Persian
Variant transcription of Rezaei.
Rezazadeh Persian
From the given name Reza combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Rezgui Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic رِزْق (rizq) meaning "livelihood, subsistence, daily bread" (chiefly Tunisian).
Reznikov Russian, Jewish
Occupational name for a Jewish ritual slaughterer, from Yiddish reznik meaning "butcher".
Riahi Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic رِيَاح (riyāḥ) meaning "winds, breezes", the plural of رِيح (rīḥ) meaning "wind".
Ribera Catalan, Spanish
Habitational name from any of various locations in Spain named Ribera, derived from Catalan and Spanish ribera meaning "bank, shore".
Riina Sicilian
Derived from Sicilian rijina meaning "queen".
Ringer English
From the Norman name Reinger or Rainger derived from the Germanic elements ragin meaning "advice, counsel" and ger meaning "spear"... [more]
Rizwan Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Ridwan.
Roa Spanish
Habitational name from the town of Roa (de Duero) in Burgos province, Spain.
Roe Norwegian
Habitational surname for any of the several farmsteads named Roe or Røe, derived from the Old Norse ruð meaning "clearing".
Roh Korean
Alternate transcription of No.
Romanenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Roman.
Romanova Russian
Feminine form of Romanov.
Rosati Italian
Variant of Rosato.
Rossignol French
Means "nightingale" in French, used as a nickname for person with a good singing voice, or ironically, for a raucous person.
Rostamzadeh Persian
From the given name Rostam combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
Rostov Russian, Literature
Either derived from Rostov Oblast, a Russian federal subject, the town of Rostov in Yaroslavl Oblast, or Rostov-on-Don, a Russian city in the Rostov Oblast. This is also the surname of multiple characters from Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel "War and Peace".
Rostova Russian
Feminine form of Rostov.
Rouhani Persian
Means "cleric, clergyman" or "clean, pure, good" in Persian.
Roussos Greek
Originally a nickname for a red-haired or blond person, derived from Greek ρούσος (roúsos) "red".
Rovira Catalan
Topographic name for someone who lived by an oak wood, from Catalan rovira meaning "oak wood, oak grove".
Rowlands English
Derived from the given name Rowland.
Roy Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Bengali and Assamese form of Raj.
Rubalcava Spanish
Habitational name for someone originally from the town of Rubalcaba in Cantabria, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic الربع الخالي (ar-rubʿ al-ḵālī) meaning "the Empty Quarter", referring to the Rub' al Khali desert in the Arabian Peninsula.
Rubinov Russian, Jewish
Means "son of Rubin" in Russian, though it could also be derived from Russian рубин (rubin) "ruby".
Rushdie Kashmiri (Rare)
Derived from Arabic رَشَدَ (rašada) meaning "to go the right way, to follow the right course" or "to be well guided" (related to the given names Rashad and Rashid)... [more]
Rustemov Kazakh
Means "son of Rustem".
Rutigliano Italian
From the name of a town located in Bari Province of Apulia, Italy.
Rybakov Russian
Means "son of the fisher" from Russian рыбак (rybak) meaning "fisherman".
Rzayev Azerbaijani
Means "son of Rza".
Rzazadə Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Rezazadeh.
Saadaoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Sa'd" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
Saba Arabic
From the given name Saba or Sabah.
Sabashvili Georgian
Means "son of Saba".
Sachan Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit सचान (sácāna) meaning "kind, friendly".
Sachdev Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi
From Sanskrit सत्य (satya) meaning "true, virtuous, good" and देव (devá) meaning "deity, god".
Sachdeva Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Sachdev.
Sadeghi Persian
From the given name Sadegh.
Sadek Arabic
From the given name Sadiq.
Sadıqov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Sadıq".
Sadozai Pashto, Balochi
Means "son of Sado" in Pashto. The Sadozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai mainly inhabiting Pakistan as well as a Baloch tribe living by the Gulf of Oman in Iran... [more]
Sadulaev Chechen
From the Arabic given name Saʼdulla meaning “happiness of Allah” from سَعِدَ (saʿida) “to be happy, to be lucky” combined with Allah.
Sadykov Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tatar
Means "son of Sadyk".
Saechueng Thai
Form of Zhuang used by Chinese Thais.
Saeed Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Dhivehi
Alternate transcription of Sa'id.
Saeedi Persian, Urdu
From the given name Saeed.
Saeli Thai
Form of Li 1 used by Chinese Thais.
Saelim Thai
Form of Lin used by Chinese Thais (based on the Hokkien romanization of the name).
Saengarun Thai
Means "dawn, aurora" in Thai.
Saengchan Thai
Means "moonlight" from Thai แสง (saeng) meaning "light, ray, beam" and จันทร์ (chan) meaning "moon".
Saengkaeo Thai
From Thai แสง (saeng) meaning "light, ray, beam" and แก้ว (kaeo) meaning "crystal, glass, diamond".
Saengkaew Thai
Alternate transcription of Saengkaeo.
Saengsawang Thai
From Thai แสง (saeng) meaning "light, ray, beam" and สว่าง (sawang) meaning "bright, shining, brilliant".
Saengsuwan Thai
From Thai แสง (saeng) meaning "light, ray, beam" and สุวรรณ (suwan) meaning "gold".
Saengthong Thai
From Thai แสง (saeng) meaning "light, ray, beam" and ทอง (thong) meaning "gold".
Sáenz Spanish
Patronymic from an unidentified personal name, possibly from Sancho.
Saetae Thai
Form of Zheng used by Chinese Thais (based on the Hokkien romanization of the name).
Saetan Thai
Form of Chen used by Chinese Thais (based on the Hokkien romanization of the name).
Saetang Thai
Form of Tang used by Chinese Thais. This is one of the most common surnames in Thailand.
Saetiao Thai
Form of Zhang used by Chinese Thais (based on the Hokkien romanization of the name).
Saeueng Thai
Form of Huang used by Chinese Thais (based on the Hakka romanization of the name).
Safi Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Meaning unknown. This is the name of branch of the Ghurghakhti Pashtun tribe in regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Safi Arabic
From the given name Safi.
Sagaipov Chechen
Chechen name of unknown meaning, possibly of Arabic or Persian origin.
Sağlam Turkish
Means "firm, hard, strong" in Turkish.
Saha Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sadhu) meaning "merchant, money-lender, banker".
Sahakyan Armenian
Means "son of Sahak".
Saharaoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic صحراوي (Ṣaḥrāwī) meaning "inhabitant of the desert" (from صحراء (Ṣaḥrā') "desert"), referring to the indigenous Sahrawi people of Western Sahara (see Sahraoui)... [more]
Sahatçiu Albanian
From Turkish saatçi meaning "watchmaker".
Sahni Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Possibly from Sahni, the name of a village in Punjab.
Sahoo Indian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Sahu.
Sahraoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "of the desert" or "of the Sahara" from Arabic صَحْرَاء (ṣaḥrāʾ) meaning "desert".
Sahu Indian, Odia, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sadhu) meaning "merchant, money-lender, banker".
Said Arabic, Somali, Urdu
From the given name Sa'id.
Saïdi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Sa'id.
Saif Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Saif.
Saikia Indian, Assamese
From the Assamese military title শইকীয়া (xôykiya) that was used by officials of the Ahom kingdom (1228–1826). The title is ultimately derived from Assamese শ (xo) meaning "hundred".
Saipov Uzbek, Kyrgyz
From a given name derived from Arabic صائب (sayib) meaning "just, true, right".
Saiz Spanish
Variant of Sáez.
Sakai Japanese
From Japanese 酒 (saka) meaning "alcohol" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Salae Thai (Muslim)
From the given name Salae, a Thai form of Salih.
Salaeh Thai (Muslim)
Alternate transcription of Salae.
Salagubang Filipino, Tagalog
Means "beetle" in Tagalog.
Salakaya Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz surname Шакар-ипа (Shakar-ipa) meaning "son of Shakar". The name itself may be derived from Persian شکر (šakar) meaning "sugar" or from Arabic شَكَرَ (šakara) meaning "to be thankful, to be grateful".
Salalila Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Sanskrit शरीर (śarīra) meaning "body". This was the name of a rajah of the historical region of Maynila (modern-day Manila).
Salameh Arabic
Derived from Arabic سلامة (salama) meaning "safety, good health" or سلام (salam) meaning "peace".
Salamov Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Chechen
Derived from Arabic سَلَام (salām) meaning "peace, greeting".
Salapuddin Filipino, Tausug
From the given name Salapuddin.
Saldaña Spanish
Habitual surname for a person from any of the locations in Spain named Saldaña. The name itself comes from the older name Gili-Zalan, which is of uncertain meaning.
Saleem Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Salim.
Saleh Arabic
From the given name Salih.
Salem Arabic
From the given name Salim.
Salhi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Salih.
Salih Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Salih.
Salipada Filipino, Maguindanao
Maguindanao cognate of Saripada.
Salman Arabic, Urdu, Turkish
From the given name Salman.
Salonga Filipino, Tagalog
From the name of a chief of Polo (presently the city of Valenzuela in Manila) who was later baptised as Pedro Salonga.
Samadi Persian, Arabic
From the given name Samad.
Samandarov Uzbek
From the given name Samandar.
Sameer Arabic, Dhivehi, Urdu
From the given name Samir 1.
Samir Arabic
From the given name Samir 1.
Samporna Filipino, Maranao
Means "main point" in Maranao, possibly from Sanskrit संपूर्ण (sampūrṇ) meaning "complete, entire, whole".
Sampulna Filipino, Maguindanao
Maguindanao form of Samporna.
Samson Filipino
From Min Nan 三孫 (sam-sun) or 三孙 (sam-sun) meaning "third grandchild".
Samsonov Russian
Means "son of Samson".
Sanches Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Sanchez.
Sandhu Indian, Punjabi
From Sindhu, the Sanskrit name for the Indus River.
Sandu Romanian
From the given name Sandu.
Sangalang Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog sanggalang meaning "protection".
San Martín Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places named San Martín, so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to Saint Martin (San Martín).
Santamaria Italian, French, Spanish
Italian and French cognate of Santamaría as well as a Spanish variant.
Saparow Turkmen
Means "son of Sapar".
Sarafyan Armenian
Means "son of the banker" from Arabic صَرَّاف (ṣarrāf) meaning "banker, moneychanger, cashier".
Saragih Batak
Simalungun clan name derived from the prefix sa- combined with Simalungun ragih meaning "rule, arrange".
Sarakar Indian, Odia
Odia variant of Sarkar.
Sardar Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian سر (sar) meaning "head, authority" and the suffix دار (dar) meaning "possessor".
Sargis Armenian
From the given name Sargis.
Sarı Turkish
Means "yellow, blond" in Turkish.
Saripada Filipino, Maranao
From a title meaning "chief" in Maranao, ultimately from Sanskrit श्रीपाद (shripada) literally meaning "holy foot", derived from श्री (shri) meaning "diffusing light, radiance, splendour, beauty" and पाद (pada) meaning "foot".
Sarkar Indian, Bengali, Assamese
From the Persian title سرکار (sarkar) meaning "lord, supervisor, overseer".
Sarker Bengali
Variant transcription of Sarkar.
Sarrazin French
Means "Saracen" in Old French, a name used to refer to Arab Muslims in the Middle Ages. It was probably used as a nickname for an unruly person, a person with a dark complexion, or for someone who had taken part in a Crusade.
Sarris Greek
Derived from Turkish sari meaning "blond, fair-haired".
Sarsenbaev Kazakh
Means "son of Sarsenbay".
Sarsenov Kazakh
Means "son of Sarsen".
Saruta Japanese
From Japanese 猿 (saru) meaning "monkey" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Sarwar Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim)
From the Persian title سرور (sarvar) meaning "master, leader, chief".
Sastrowardoyo Javanese
Means "writings of the heart" from Sanskrit शास्त्र (shastra) meaning "scripture, writings" and हृदय (hrdaya) meaning "heart". This is the name of a Javanese family of nobility.
Savard French
Either from Old French savart meaning "wasteland" or the Germanic elements sab of uncertain meaning and hard meaning "brave, hardy".
Savchenko Ukrainian
Derived either from the given name Savvatiy or Saveliy.
Savva Greek (Cypriot)
From the given name Savvas.
Sayavong Lao
From Lao ໄຊ (say) meaning "victory" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Sayson Filipino
From Hokkien 世孫 (sì sun) meaning "direct lineal descendant" or 西孫 (sai sun) meaning "western grandchild".
Scerri Maltese
Meaning disputed; it could be derived from Sicilian sciarra meaning "fight, brawl", Arabic شَرّ (šarr) meaning "evil, cruel", or a word meaning "anger".
Seah Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Xie chiefly used in Singapore.
Seddik Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend".
Seddiki Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi cognate of Siddiqui (chiefly Algerian).
Sediqi Afghani, Persian
Afghani Persian variant of Sadeghi.
Segev Hebrew
Means "exaltation, greatness" in Hebrew.
Seif Arabic, Persian
From the given name Saif.
Semenduev Judeo-Tat
From the given name Semendu or Simandu, which was possibly derived from Persian سیاه (siyah) meaning "black" and مرد (mard) meaning "man" or Hebrew סימן טוב (siman tov) meaning "good sign, good mark".
Şen Turkish
Means "happy, cheerful" in Turkish.
Sen Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit सेना (sena) meaning "army, armament".
Senanayake Sinhalese
From Sanskrit सेना (sena) meaning "army" and नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Sengsavang Lao
From Lao ແສງ (seng) meaning "light" and ສະຫວ່າງ (savang) meaning "light, bright, dawn".
Sengupta Bengali, Indian
Derived from Sanskrit सेना (sénā) meaning "army, armament" combined with Gupta.
Senn German
Derived from the Middle High German word senne meaning "dairy farmer".
Şentürk Turkish
From Turkish şen meaning "happy, cheerful" and Türk meaning "Turk".
Seo Korean
From Sino-Korean 徐 (seo) meaning "slowly, quietly, calmly" or 西 (seo) meaning "west, western".
Sergeev Russian
Means "son of Sergey".
Sergeyev Russian
Alternate transcription of Sergeev.
Serikbaev Kazakh
Means "son of Serikbay".
Serikov Kazakh
Means "son of Serik".
Serker Bengali
Variant of Sarkar.
Seth Indian, Hindi, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi
Means "merchant, banker" in Hindi, ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (shreshtha) meaning "best, chief, most excellent".
Sethi Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu
Occupational name for a merchant from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (shreshtha) meaning "best, chief, most excellent".
Sethna Indian (Parsi)
Gujarati Parsi name meaning "pertaining to the banker", derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh) meaning "merchant, banker" (see Seth).
Sevilla Spanish
Habitational name from the city of Seville (or Sevilla) in Andalusia, Spain. The city's name is probably derived from Phoenician šplh meaning "valley, plain" through Arabic إِشْبِيلِيَة‎ (ʾišbīliya).
Sezer Turkish
Means "intuition", from Turkish sezmek meaning "to understand, to perceive".
Sezgin Turkish
Means "sagacious, insightful" in Turkish.
Shah Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sādhú) meaning "gentleman, virtuous man".
Shahbazi Persian
From the given name Shahbaz.
Shaheed Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
From the given name Shahid.
Shahin Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Shahin.
Shahini Persian, Albanian
From the given name Shahin or from one of the multiple places in Iran named Shahini.
Shahriari Persian
From the given name Shahriyar.
Shahzad Urdu, Pashto
From the given name Shahzad.
Shakeri Persian
From the given name Shaker.
Shakir Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Shakir.
Shakshuki Arabic (Maghrebi)
Most likely from Libyan Arabic شَكْشُوكَةٌ (šakšawka) meaning “a mixture”, referring to a type of North African dish made of vegetables and fried eggs.
Shakya Nepali, Indian, Hindi
From the name of an ancient clan that inhabited parts of present-day Nepal and northern India. The name may have been derived from Sanskrit शाक (shaka) or शक (shaka) referring to the Sakas, a group of nomadic Iranian peoples, or from शक्य (shakya) meaning "possible, capable".
Shaladi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Of unknown meaning (chiefly Libyan).
Shalev Jewish
From the given name Shalev.
Shalhoub Arabic
Possibly from a given name based on a word meaning "generous".
Shankar Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
From the given name Shankar.
Sharabi Judeo-Arabic
Denotes someone originally from the district of Sharab in western Yemen.
Shareef Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Sharif.
Sharif Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Sharif.
Sharifov Tajik, Azerbaijani
Means "son of Sharif", as well as variant of Azerbaijani Şərifov.
Shebani Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the name of an Arab tribe which is derived from Arabic شيب (šīb) meaning "white hair, grayness" or "cold, snow". This surname is chiefly used in Libya.
Sheikh Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the Arabic title شَيْخ (šayḵ) meaning "chief, chieftain, head". It is used to denote a political or spiritual leader of a Muslim community.
Shemesh Jewish
Means "sun" in Hebrew.
Shen Chinese
From Chinese 申 (shēn) referring to the ancient state of Shen, which existed during the Zhou dynasty.
Shen Chinese
From Chinese 慎 (shèn) meaning "cautious, acting sincerely, with care".
Sheraliev Uzbek, Tajik, Kyrgyz
Means "son of Sherali", from a combination of the names Sher and Ali 1.
Shereshevsky Russian, Jewish
Name for someone originally from the city of Sharashova in Belarus, probably derived Russian шерешь (sheresh) meaning "frozen mud, ice (on a river)".
Sherpa Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, Bengali
From the name of the Sherpa people, a Tibetic ethnic group inhabiting Nepal, China, Bhutan, and the Himalayas. The name itself is derived from Sherpa ཤར (shar) meaning "east" and wa "people" (thus, "people of the east" or "eastern people"), a reference to their origin in northeastern Nepal... [more]
Sherzai Pashto
Alternate transcription of Shirzai.
Shi Chinese
From Chinese 石 (shí) meaning "stone".
Shibani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Shebani.
Shibusawa Japanese
From Japanese 渋 or 澁 (shibu) meaning "astringent (taste), harsh" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Shieh Taiwanese
Alternate romanization of Xie or Shi chiefly used in Taiwan.
Shih Taiwanese
Alternate transcription of Shi chiefly used in Taiwan.
Shimoda Japanese
From Japanese 下 (shimo) meaning "below, down, under" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Shinde Indian, Marathi
Meaning unknown; this was also the name of a Indian dynasty from Maharashtra.
Shinwari Pashto
Perhaps from Shinwar, the name of a Pashtun-inhabited district in Afghanistan. The Shinwari are a Pashtun tribe found in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Shirasaki Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Shirzai Pashto
Means "son of Sher".
Shishani Chechen (Expatriate), Arabic
Means "Chechen" in Arabic. This name is primarily used by Chechens living in the Arab world.
Shishkin Russian
From Russian шишка (shishka) meaning "cone, pinecone".
Shiu Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Shao.
Shivaza Dungan
Derived from Chinese 十娃子 (shí wázǐ) manning "the tenth child". A notable bearer was Iasyr Shivaza (1906-1988), a Soviet Dungan poet.
Shlomov Jewish, Russian
Means "son of Shlomo".
Shoham Hebrew
Means "onyx" in Hebrew.
Shoshan Jewish
Means "lily" in Hebrew.
Shotadze Georgian
Means "son of Shota".
Shotashvili Georgian
Means "son of Shota".
Shovkhalov Chechen
Chechen surname of unknown meaning.
Shrestha Nepali
Means "excellent" in Nepali, ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (shreshtha) meaning "best, most excellent".
Shrivastav Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Hindu Kayasth surname meaning "from Srivasta" in Sanskrit, referring to the Srivasta (श्रीवत्स) subgroup of the the Kayasth caste. The name itself means "beloved of Sri" or "child of Sri" from the name of the Hindu goddess Shri (Lakshmi) combined with वत्स (vatsá) meaning "child, offspring, son".
Shrivastava Indian, Nepali, Marathi, Hindi
Variant transcription of Shrivastav.