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Derived from a nickname for any name beginning with Abdul.... [more]
ADELSKÖLD Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish adel "nobility, aristocracy" and sköld "shield".
Basque toponymic surname, also arguably meaning "prominence" in Old Basque.
AKÇAM Turkish
A surname of Turkish origin, ultimate from the words ak meaning "white" and çam meaning "pine tree".
AKDAĞ Turkish
Related to any one of several mountains in Turkey by the name of Akdağ, this surname literally derives its meaning from the words ak meaning "white" and dağ meaning "mountain" and probably denoted someone who lived in the proximity of such a mountain.
ALLENDE Basque, Spanish
Basque surname possibly linked to the Spanish word allende of Latin origin meaning "beyond" or "besides".
AN Chinese
Means from "peace" or "tranquility" from the character . In China 安 (An) also serves as an abbreviation for 安息 (Anxi), refering to the Arsacid Empire... [more]
Combination of Swedish ånga "steam" and ström "river, current, stream". A notable bearer was Swedish physicist Anders Ångström (1814-1874), one of the founders of the science of spectroscopy... [more]
ASPLUND Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Swedish asp "aspen" and lund "grove".
BẠCH Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of BAI, from Sino-Vietnamese 白 (bạch).
From the word baginiak meaning "master".
BIAN Chinese
Romanization of a Chinese surname, which in Pinyin may be respectively Biàn, Biān or Biǎn. The former, written with the character means "to be impatient", "to be in a hurry" or "excitable" and is by far the most common... [more]
CAO Vietnamese
Means "tall" or "lofty, elevated", from the Sino-Vietnamese character
CHOURAQUI Judeo-Spanish
Means "the one who comes from the east" from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "eastern".
CUDA Slovak
Derives from the word name derives from cuda meaning "miracle".
ĐỖ Vietnamese
Means "stop, restrict", from the Sino-Vietnamese character . A famous bearer is Đỗ Cảnh Thạc, a warlord during the 12 Lords Rebellion.
ĐOÀN Vietnamese
From the Sino-Vietnamese character , meaning "party, group, corps"
A common Catalan surname, possibly derived from Dominic, Dominique or Domingo.
DƯƠNG Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of YANG, from Sino-Vietnamese 楊 (dương).
GÜVEN Turkish
From the noun güven meaning "trust, confidence", perhaps designating a trustworthy character, or alternatively one who trusts in others readily.
Vietnamese form of He, from Sino-Vietnamese 何 (hà).
HẠ Vietnamese
Derived from the Han character meaning "summer".
ILVES Estonian
Taken from the word ilves meaning "lynx", it probably designated someone who had lynx-like characteristics or was otherwise associated with the animal.
Occupational name for someone who worked as an innkeeper from Polish karczma meaning "inn".
KASK Estonian
Estonian location based surname from the word kask meaning "birch tree" and probably designating someone who lived near such a tree.
KHÚC Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Qu, from Sino-Vietnamese 曲 (khúc).
KOSTRA Czech, Slovak
Unusual surname found in Slovakia and the Czech Republic meaning "skeleton" from the word kostra, ultimately from the word kost meaning "bone". In Czech in particular, kostra refers only to the biological meaning of "skeleton" - a skeleton as an independent entity is known as a kostlivec.
From krawiec meaning "tailor", possibly more accurately meaning "taylor's son".
Taken from the name of the mountain Kriváň, ultimately from kriv- meaning "bent, crooked".
LÂM Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of LIN.
French surname designating a vendor of sewing materials, from the word mercier.
LƯƠNG Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of LIANG, from Sino-Vietnamese 梁 (lương).
LƯU Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of LIU, from Sino-Vietnamese 劉 (lưu).
MẠC Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of MO.
MADE Estonian
Patronymic surname taken either from the female name Magdaleena or the male name Matteus.
MÄGI Estonian
Estonian surname from the word mägi meaning "hill".
MAMMADOV Azerbaijani
Means "son of MAMMAD". It is estimated to be the most common surname in Azerbaijan.
MAZUR Polish
From an old name for an inhabitant of Mazowsze region in Poland.
Alternate transcription of NALBANDYAN.
NALCI Turkish
Occupational surname denoting a horse-shoe maker, from the Turkish word nal meaning "horse-shoe" and the particle -cı a suffix appended to words to create a noun denoting a profession or occupation.
PÄÄSUKE Estonian
Means "swallow", taken from the Estonian word.
PÄRN Estonian
Taken from the word pärn meaning "linden tree", it may also be linked to the Estonian city of Pärnu. It is the fifteenth most common surname in Estonia.
RĂCEANU Romanian
Designates someone from Răciu, a commune in Mureş County, Romania.
REBANE Estonian
From the word rebane meaning "fox", it was originally given to someone perceived to possess fox-like characteristics.
SAAR Estonian
From the word saar, meaning either "island" or "ash tree" and designating someone who lived near one or both such locations.
SAIONJI Japanese
Japanese surname derived from the kanji for "west", "park, garden" and "Buddhist temple".
Ultimately derived from SOKOL. Varient forms are Sakalauskienė (married woman or widow) and Sakalauskaitė (unmarried woman).
A topographical surname designating someone from Segarcea, a small town in Dolj County, Romania.
SEPP Estonian
Occupational surname from the Estonian word sepp meaning "smith".
Taken from the name of a town in the Vallespir district, in Northern Catalonia.
ŠŤASTNÝ Czech, Slovak
From the word, meaning "happy".
Patronymic Romanian surname taken from the name Ștefăn, ultimately meaning "Descendant of Ștefăn".
TAMM Estonian
Location based surname from the word tamm meaning either "oak tree" or "dam (as of a river)". It is the second most common surname in Estonia.
Patronymic surname meaning "the son of Tănăs".
TAULER Catalan
From the Catalan word tauler meaning "board".
A topographical Romanian surname meaning "from Tecuci". Tecuci is a city in the Galaţi county of Romania.
TRƯƠNG Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of ZHANG, from Sino-Vietnamese 張 (trương).
Ukrainian surname created from the Ukrainian word цибуля (tsybulya) meaning "onion" and the patronymic ending -enko.
TUPÝ Slovak
From the word, meaning "blunt, dull".
Basque surname meaning "distant, far away" in Euskara.
UTHMAN Nigerian
From the given name UTHMAN.
From the Romanian word văcăr, meaning "cowherd".
From the Finnish valkea meaning "white", and pää meaning "head" or "tip".
VENGEROV Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian surname derived from the word венгр (vengr) meaning "Hungarian".
From the Finnish word, meaning "an Estonian".
Means "military" or "warlike", from the Sino-Vietnamese character .
VOROBEY Ukrainian
Ukrainian surname taken from the word воробе́й (vorobey) meaning "sparrow".
VOS Dutch
From the word vos meaning "fox", it may have been a nickname for someone with fox-like characteristics.
Varient of .
Taken from the word wierzba meaning "willow", this name may have designated someone who lived near a willow tree.
From Polish wiśnia meaning "sour cherry", used as a habitational name for someone from any of the locations in Poland called Wiśniewo, Wiśniew, or Wiśniewa.
YAVUZ Turkish
Means "stern, tough" in Turkish.
YÜCE Turkish
Turkish surname derived from the word yüce meaning "lofty, gracious, noble, eminent".
ZAFAR Urdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name ZAFAR.
Arabic surname derived from the name of the prophet Zechariah.
ZAKI Arabic
From the given name ZAKI.
ZALDÍVAR Basque, Spanish
Derived from Basque zaldi meaning "horse" combined with ibar meaning "valley". This is also the name of a town in Biscay, Spain.
Derived from the Arabic زَيْتُون (zaytūn) meaning "olive", a cognate of the Maghrebi ZITOUNI. It could also be linked to the famous El-Zeitoun district in Cairo, Egypt.
Basque surname related to the Euskara word for "field".
ZHUANG Chinese
Derived from Chinese 莊 (zhuāng) meaning "village, farmstead, hamlet" or "villa, manor".
ZHUGE Chinese
One of the rare Chinese double character surnames. It is ranked 314th in the Hundred Family Surnames. The first character can be read as "all, these, various" and the second character as meaning "vine, vines"... [more]
Patronymic surname of uncertain origin. It may be derived from the verb a zugrăvi meaning "to paint, to describe figuratively" and therefore mean "The descendant of he who describes/paints".
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