Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the person who added the name is HL.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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 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
Short form of Sanskrit श्रीवास्तव्य (shrivastavya) meaning "abode of wealth", itself from श्री (shri) meaning "diffusing light, radiance, splendour, beauty, wealth, prosperity" and वास्तव्य (vastavya) meaning "residence, abode, dwelling, inhabiting".
Shrivastava Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Shrivastav.
Shubin Russian
Derived from Russian шуба (shuba) meaning "fur coat".
Shukla Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit शुक्ल (shukla) meaning "white, bright, pure".
Shukri Arabic
From the given name Shukri.
Shum Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Shen.
Shyamalan Indian (Rare), Malayalam (Rare)
Derived from the given name Shyamal or Shyama. This is the surname of Manoj "M... [more]
Sibunrueang Thai
From Thai ศรี (si) meaning "glory, honour, fame" combined with บุญ (bun) meaning "merit" and เรือง (rueang) meaning "bright, glowing, brilliant".
Sicat Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog sikat meaning "rising" or "splendour, brilliance".
Siddig Northern African, Arabic
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend" (chiefly Sudanese).
Siddiq Arabic, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Bengali
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣiddīq) meaning "truthful, veracious".
Siddique Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Siddiqui.
Sidiqi Pashto, Persian, Afghan
Means "the veracious" from Arabic صَدَقَ (ṣadaqa) meaning "to be truthful, to be sincere". It is also a variant of Persian Sadeghi.
Sidorenko Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Sydorenko.
Sigurðardóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Sigurður" in Icelandic. This surname is used as a patronymic. Its masculine counterpart is Sigurðsson.
Sihawong Thai
From Thai สีหะ (siha) meaning "lion" and วงศ์ (wong) meaning "lineage, family, dynasty".
Sikder Bengali
From a historical title used to denote a person who owned one quarter of land, derived from Bengali সিকি (siki) meaning "quarter, fourth".
Sikumbang Minangkabau
Allegedly from the phrase si kumbang meaning "black tiger", probably derived from Minangkabau kumbang which can mean "beetle" or "tiger, leopard". The name may have been used to refer to Tamil settlers from southern India who had darker skin and practised a tiger-like form of martial arts... [more]
Silang Filipino, Tagalog
Means "mountain pass, path" in Tagalog.
Sim Chinese (Hokkien), Korean
Hokkien romanization of Shen as well as the Korean form.
Simbajon Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano simbahon meaning "adore".
Simbolon Batak
Derived from Batak bolon meaning "big, grand, great".
Simion Romanian
From the given name Simion.
Simonov Russian
Means "son of Simon".
Simonyan Armenian
Means "son of Simon 1".
Sinahon Filipino, Cebuano
Means "envious" in Cebuano.
Singha Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Singkham Thai
From Thai สิงห์ (sing) meaning "lion" and คำ (kham) meaning "gold" or "word, speech".
Sinha Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion" (see Singh).
Sioson Filipino
From Hokkien 小孫 (sió-sun) meaning "small grandchild".
Sitdikov Bashkir, Tatar
Either derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend" or صَادِق (ṣādiq) meaning "true, truthful, veracious".
Situ Chinese
From Chinese 司徒 (sītú), which was a title for one of the highest ranking government positions in ancient China.
Skrastiņa Latvian
Feminine form of Skrastiņš.
Slimani Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Sulayman.
Smagulov Kazakh
Means "son of Smagul".
Smailov Kazakh, Uzbek, Kyrgyz
Means "son of Smail".
Smirnoff Russian
Variant transcription of Smirnov.
Smirnova Russian
Feminine equivalent of Smirnov.
Sobirov Uzbek, Tajik
Means "son of Sobir".
Soddu Sardinian
Possibly from a nickname meaning "money, coin" or from the given name Soddì.
Sohrabi Persian
From the given name Sohrab.
Soikham Thai
From Thai สร้อย (soi) meaning "necklace" and คำ (kham) meaning "gold".
Sok Khmer
Means "healthy, peaceful, happy, pleasant" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit सुख (sukha).
Solanki Indian, Gujarati, Marathi
From a vernacular name for the Chaulukya, a dynasty that ruled parts of northwestern India (in what is now Gujarat and Rajasthan) between the 10th and 13th centuries, of uncertain meaning.
Soleimani Persian
From the given name Soleiman.
Soliman Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Sulayman.
Solovyov Russian
Derived from Russian соловей (solovey) meaning "nightingale".
Soltanov Bashkir, Tatar
Bashkir and Tatar form of Sultanov.
Sönmez Turkish
Means "eternal, inextinguishable, unquenchable" in Turkish.
Soomro Pakistani, Sindhi
From the name of the city of سامراء (Sāmarrāʾ) in present-day Iraq. This is the name of a Sindhi tribe in southeastern Pakistan, along with a historical regional dynasty in India (the Soomra).
Sordino Literature
The surname of Melinda "Mel" Sordino, the main character of Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak (1999). Her surname was apparently derived from Italian sordino meaning "mute" or "deaf".
Sotelo Spanish
From any of various places in Galicia named Soutelo, derived from Galician souto meaning "grove, plantation".
Soudani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "Sudanese (referring to a person from Sudan)", derived from Arabic سُودَانِيّ (sūdāniyy).
Soueidi Western African
Mainly found in Mauritania.
Soueilem Western African
Meaning unknown—this surname is mainly found in Mauritania.
Sovereign French
Translation of the French surname Souverain which is derived from Old French souverain meaning "high place".
Sovereign English
Occupational surname for a leader or supervisor, derived from the English word sovereign meaning "possessing supreme or ultimate power".
Spezia Italian
Means "spice, drug" in Italian. It was used to denote someone who worked as a spicer or apothecary.
Srisuwan Thai
From Thai ศรี (si) meaning "glory, honour, splendour" combined with สุวรรณ (suwan) meaning "gold".
Srivastav Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Shrivastav.
Srivastava Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Shrivastav.
Stalin Russian (Modern)
Surname adopted by the Georgian-Soviet revolutionary and politician Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (1878-1953), whose birth name was Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili... [more]
Stambouli Arabic (Maghrebi)
Habitational name for someone originally from Istanbul, Turkey.
Stanikzai Pashto
Of unknown meaning. The Stanikzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
Stepanenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Stepan.
Stepanian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Stepanyan.
Stepanyan Armenian
Means "son of Stepan".
Stoianov Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Stoyanov.
Strachan Scottish
Scottish habitational name from a place in the parish of Banchory, Kincardineshire, which is first recorded in 1153 in the form Strateyhan, and is perhaps named from Gaelic srath ‘valley’ + eachain, genitive case of eachan ‘foal’.
Suealueang Thai
From Thai เสือ (suea) meaning "tiger" and เหลือง (lueang) meaning "yellow".
Sugarol Filipino, Cebuano
Means "gambler" in Cebuano.
Sukkasem Thai
From Thai ศุข (suk) meaning "joy, happiness, delight" and เกษม (kasem) meaning "contentment, happiness".
Suksamran Thai
From Thai สุข (suk) meaning "joy, delight" and สำราญ (samran) meaning "happy, joyful".
Sulaiman Arabic, Maguindanao, Urdu
From the given name Sulayman.
Sulayman Arabic
From the given name Sulayman.
Suleiman Arabic
From the given name Sulayman.
Suleymanov Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Süleymanov.
Suleymenov Kazakh
Means "son of Suleymen".
Summerset English
Regional surname for someone from Somerset, an area in England. The name is derived from Old English sumer(tun)saete meaning "dwellers at the summer settlement".
Sungcad Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano sungkad meaning "perfect fit, exact fit".
Suriyawong Thai
From Thai สุริย (suriya) meaning "sun, solar" and วงศ์ (wong) meaning "lineage, family, dynasty".
Suwan Thai
Means "gold" in Thai.
Suwannarat Thai
From Thai สุวรรณ (suwan) meaning "gold" and รัตน์ (rat) meaning "gem, jewel".
Suwanrat Thai
From Thai สุวรรณ (suwan) meaning "gold" and รัตน์ (rat) meaning "gem, jewel".
Sveshnikov Russian
Russian surname with unknown meaning.
Swarnakar Bengali
Means "goldsmith" in Bengali.
Sy Filipino, Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Li 1 or Shi chiefly used in the Philippines.
Sydorenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Isidor.
Sydykov Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend" or صَادِق (ṣādiq) meaning "true, truthful, veracious".
Syndulla Popular Culture
The surname of Hera from the show "Star Wars Rebels".
Tabanao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano tabanaw meaning "fake, not genuine".
Tabatabaei Persian
From the name of Ibrahim Tabataba ibn Ismail, a descendant of Ali. He was supposedly given the name because he pronounced the Persian word قبا (qaba) (meaning "garment, cloak") as طبا (taba).
Tadevosyan Armenian
Means "son of Tadevos".
Taghap Filipino, Cebuano
Means "guess, fluke" in Cebuano.
Taghizadeh Persian
From the given name Taghi combibned with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Tagore Indian, Bengali
Bengali form of Thakur.
Taguchi Japanese
From Japanese 田 (ta) meaning "field" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
Taha Arabic
From the given name Taha.
Tahara Japanese
From Japanese 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Taheri Persian
From the given name Taher.
Tahmasebi Persian
From the given name Tahmasp.
Tajanlangit Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano tahan langit meaning "to surrender to heaven".
Takamiya Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace".
Takasaki Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Takashima Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
Talaba Filipino, Cebuano
Means "oyster" in Cebuano.
Talbi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Talib.
Talgatov Kazakh
Means "son of Talgat".
Talıbov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Talıb".
Talingting Filipino, Cebuano
Means "sieve, plover" in Cebuano.
Talukdar Bengali, Indian, Assamese
Bengali alternate transcription of Talukder as well as the Assamese form.
Talukder Bengali
From a title for land-owning aristocrats in the Mughal Empire and British Raj who were responsible for collecting taxes. The title itself was derived from Arabic تعلق (ta'alluq) meaning "attachment, affiliation" combined with the Persian suffix دار (-dar) indicating ownership.
Tamano Japanese
From Japanese 玉 (tama) meaning "jewel, ball, sphere" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness" or 乃 (no), a possessive particle.
Tamaru Japanese
From Japanese 田 (ta) meaning "paddy, field" combined with 丸 (maru) meaning "whole, complete".
Tamazashvili Georgian
Means "son of Tamaz".
Tamazight Berber, Northern African
Derived from ⵜⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵗⵜ (Tamaziɣt), the Berber (Amazigh) name for the collective Berber language family used in North Africa.
Tan Turkish
Means "dawn, daybreak" in Turkish.
Tan Chinese
From Chinese 谭 (tán) referring to the state of Tan that existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Shandong province.
Tanabe Japanese
From Japanese 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy" and 辺 or 邊 (nabe) meaning "area, place".
Tandon Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Of unknown meaning.
Tangara Western African, Manding
Malian Bambara surname of unknown meaning.
Tanglao Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog tanglaw meaning "light, illumination" (a poetic word), ultimately from Hokkien 燈樓 or 灯楼 (teng-lâu).
Tanjung Minangkabau, Batak
Means "cape, headland, point" in Minangkabau and Batak.
Tannen German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several places in Lower Saxony or Baden named with German Tannen ‘pine’, or from a short form of any of the many compound names formed with this element... [more]
Tanyag Filipino, Tagalog
Means "renowned, eminent, famous" in Tagalog.
Tartakovsky Russian, Jewish
Name for someone originally from the town of Tartakiv (or Tartakov) in Ukraine, derived from Ukrainian тартак (tartak) meaning "sawmill".
Taş Turkish
Means "stone" in Turkish.
Taşkın Turkish
Means "flood" in Turkish.
Taşkıran Turkish
Means "stone breaker" from Turkish taş meaning "stone, rock" and kıran meaning "destroyer, breaker, pestilence".
Tatarshao Abazin
Possibly from a nickname for a Tatar person.
Tatlonghari Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog Tatlong Hari literally meaning "three kings", referring to the biblical Magi or the Epiphany (the appearance of Jesus to the Magi).
Tawfik Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Tawfiq.
Tay Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zheng.
Taysumov Chechen
Means "son of Taysum".
Tecson Filipino
From Hokkien 德孫 (tiak sun) meaning "virtuous grandchild, benevolent grandchild". The bearers of this name are said to be descended from any of the three Tek Son brothers who originally came from Guangzhou, China.
Tee Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Zheng.
Teh Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zheng.
Teheiura Tahitian
From the given name Teheiura.
Teimouri Persian
From the given name Teimour (see Timur).
Tekin Turkish
From an Old Turkish title meaning "prince".
Temirov Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Tajik
Means "son of Temir".
Teng Chinese
From Chinese 滕 (téng) referring to the ancient state of Teng, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Shandong province.
Teng Chinese
Alternate transcription of Deng as well as the Hokkien and Teochew romanization of the name.
Tenzin Bhutanese
From the given name Tenzin.
Teo Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zhang.
Teodorescu Romanian
Means "son of Teodor".
Teoh Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zhang.
Teramoto Japanese
From Japanese 寺 (tera) meaning "Buddhist temple" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Tesfaye Amharic, Ethiopian
From the given name Tesfaye.
Teshigawara Japanese
From Japanese 勅 (te) meaning "imperial order", 使 (shi) meaning "messenger, envoy", 河 (ga) meaning "river", and 原 (wara) meaning "field".
Teshome Eastern African, Amharic
From the given name Teshome.
Tesla Serbian
From a special kind of ax a woodworker would use - adze, called tesla.... [more]
Thạch Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Shi from Sino-Vietnamese 石 (thạch).
Thakkar Indian, Gujarati, Marathi
From Sanskrit ठक्कुर (ṭhakkura) meaning "deity".
Thammavong Lao
From Lao ທຳມະ (thamma) meaning "dharma, virtue, righteousness" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Thapa Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Odia
From an ancient military rank used in the Khasa Kingdom, which ruled parts of South Asia from the 11th to 14th centuries.
Tharu Nepali
Possibly refers to the Tharu, an indigenous ethnic group of Nepal.
Theron Southern African, Afrikaans, Occitan
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations in Occitanie named Théron or Thérond, ultimately from Latin torus meaning "elevation, height, embankment". A famous bearer is South African and American actress Charlize Theron (1975-).
Thirimanne Sinhalese
From an element with an unknown meaning combined with Sanskrit माने (māne) meaning "meaning, purpose".
Thongsing Thai
From Thai ทอง (thong) meaning "gold" and สิงห์ (sing) meaning "lion".
Tibayan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "strengthen, secure, steady" in Tagalog.
Tikhonov Russian
Means "son of Tikhon".
Timofeev Russian
Means "son of Timofey".
Tindog Filipino, Cebuano
Means "rise, stand up" in Cebuano.
Titov Russian
Means "son of Tit".
Tkhakushinov Circassian (Russified)
Of unknown meaning. A notable bearer is Aslan Tkhakushinov (1947-), a former Head of the Republic of Adygea.
Tlebzu Circassian (Russified)
Derived from Adyghe лӏы (ḷə) meaning "husband, man" and бзэу (bzăw) meaning "deer, stag".
Tlemsani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Tlemcen, the name of a city in north-western Algeria.
Vietnamese form of Su from Sino-Vietnamese 蘇 (tô).
Tobing Batak
Means "riverbank, edge" in Batak. It is also used as a short form of Lumbantobing.
Toh Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Du.
Tolegenov Kazakh
Means "son of Tolegen".
Tolstoy Russian
Means "fat" from Russian толстый (tolstyy) meaning "thick, stout, fat". This was the name of a Russian family of nobility; a notable member was Count Lev "Leo" Tolstoy (1828-1910), a Russian writer.
Tomaszek Polish
From the given name Tomasz.
Tominaga Japanese
From Japanese 富 or 冨 (tomi) meaning "wealth, abundance" and 永 (naga) meaning "eternity".
Tomonaga Japanese
From Japanese 朝 (tomo) meaning "morning, epoch, period" and 長 (naga) meaning "long" or 永 (naga) meaning "eternity".
Tomonaga Japanese
From Japanese 友 (tomo) meaning "friend" and 永 (naga) meaning "eternity".
Torkington English
From the name of a place in Greater Manchester, originally meaning "Tork's settlement" (Tork being a name or nickname combined with Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town").
Torshkhoev Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush family name derived the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The clan's name itself is derived from ТӀаьрши (Tarsh), a village in Ingushetia, of unknown meaning.
Toscano Italian, Spanish
Originally indicated someone who came from the region of Tuscany in central Italy.
Tosun Turkish
Means "bullock" or "healthy, plump, stout" in Turkish.
Touati Arabic (Maghrebi), Judeo-Spanish
Habitational name denoting someone who originally came from the region of Touat (or Tuat) in Algeria.
Touilbini Arabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Abdelaziz Touilbini (1978-), an Algerian boxer.
Tounsi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic تُونِسِيّ (tūnisiyy) meaning “Tunisian”, ultimately from تُونِس (tūnis) meaning "Tunisia, Tunis". It can refer to a native of the country of Tunisia, someone from the city of Tunis (in Tunisia), or the Tunisian Tounsi dialect of Arabic.
Touzani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly derived from Aït Touzine, the name of a Rifian tribe in Morocco.
Tovmasyan Armenian
Means "son of Tovmas".
Trabelsi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Habitational name for someone originally from the city of Tripoli in Libya from Arabic طَرَابُلُس (ṭarābulus). The city's name ultimately comes from Ancient Greek Τρίπολις (Trípolis) meaning "three cities", from τρι- (tri-) meaning "three" and πόλις (pólis) meaning "city".
Trabelssi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Trabelsi.
Trang Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Zhuang from Sino-Vietnamese 莊 (trang).
Traoré Western African, Manding
Francization of Manding Tarawele, which is of uncertain etymology. It was originally used by 13th-century Malian warrior Tiramakhan and possibly means "going to call it".
Tremayne Cornish
Name for someone from any of various locations called Tremayne (or Tremaine), from Cornish tre meaning "home, settlement, town" and men meaning "stone".
Triệu Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Zhao, from Sino-Vietnamese 趙 (triệu).
Trieu Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Triệu.
Trịnh Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Zheng, from Sino-Vietnamese 鄭 (trịnh).
Trinidad Filipino, Spanish
Means "trinity" in Spanish, referring to the Holy Trinity.
Tripathi Indian, Hindi, Odia, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
From Sanskrit त्रिपाठिन् (tripathin) meaning "one who has studied three Vedas".
Trivedi Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "one who knows the three Vedas", derived from Sanskrit त्रि (tri) meaning "three" and वेद (veda) meaning "Veda".
Trofimov Russian
Means "son of Trofim".
Truong Vietnamese
Simplified form of Trương.
Tsai Taiwanese
Alternate romanization of Cai chiefly used in Taiwan.
Tsaritsyn Russian
From a former name of the Russian city of Volgograd that was used from 1589 to 1925. The name is from Царица (Tsaritsa), a small river and a tributary of the Volga, which was probably derived from Tatar сары су (sary su) meaning "yellow water".
Tsarnaev Chechen (Rare)
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Chechen царна (tsarna) meaning "them, they" or from an unknown given name or nickname. This is the surname of brothers Tamerlan (1986-2013) and Dzhokhar (1993-) Tsarnaev, the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Tseng Taiwanese
Alternate romanization of Zeng chiefly used in Taiwan.
Tserenov Kalmyk
Means "son of Tseren".
Tshering Bhutanese
From Tibetan ཚེ (tshe) "life" and རིང (ring) "long".
Tsiklauri Georgian
Meaning uncertain.
Tsikunib Circassian (Russified)
Derived from Adyghe цӏыкӏу (c̣əḳ°) meaning "little" and ныбэ (nəbă) meaning "stomach, belly".
Tsoi Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Cai.
Tsoy Korean (Russified)
Russified form of Choi used by ethnic Koreans living in former Soviet territories.
Tsui Chinese
Alternate transcription of Cui.
Tsukada Japanese
From Japanese 塚 (tsuka) meaning "hillock, mound" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Tsyrenov Buryat
Derived from Tibetan ཚེ་རིང (tshe ring) meaning "long life, longevity".
Tufan Turkish
From the given name Tufan.
Tüfekçi Turkish
Means "gunsmith" in Turkish.
Tuguz Circassian (Russified)
Derived from Adyghe тыгъужъ (təġ°ẑ) meaning "wolf".
Tulush Tuvan
Possibly from a Tuvan tribal measurement used to denote a month or member of a tribe.
Tumgoev Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname, which is from the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The clan's name itself is derived from Tumag (ТIумагI), the name of a village in Ingushetia, possibly meaning "to see with the heart" in Ingush.
Tunç Turkish
From the given name Tunç.
Tunstall English
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in England named Tunstall, derived from Old English tun meaning "enclosure, garden, farm" and steall meaning "position, place, site".
Tuquib Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano tukib meaning "well-defined, detailed, complete".
Turbin Russian
From the nickname Турба (Turba) which was probably derived from an old dialectal word meaning "face, snout, muzzle (of an animal)", used as a name for a person with an unpleasant or ugly appearance... [more]
Türkmen Turkish, Turkmen
Refers to a Turkmen person (someone from the present-day nation of Turkmenistan). The ethnonym itself is believed to be derived from Türk combined with the Sogdian suffix -man (thus meaning "almost Turk") or from Türk combined with Arabic إِيمَان (ʾīmān) meaning "faith, belief, religion".
Tursynbaev Kazakh
Means "son of Tursynbay".
Tursynov Kazakh
Means "son of Tursyn".
Tzur Jewish
Means "rock, cliff" in Hebrew.
Uddin Bengali, Urdu, Tausug
From Arabic الدين (ad-dīn) meaning "the religion", commonly used as a suffix for given names.