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AAMIR Pakistani
From the given name Aamir.
AAZIZ Arabic
Variant of Aziz.
ABABNEH Arabic
Of unknown meaning, predominantly used in Jordan.
ABAEV Ossetian, Uzbek, Kazakh, Turkmen
Possibly derived from Proto-Turkic *bāj meaning “rich, noble”.
ABAZA Arabic (Egyptian)
Refers to a member of the Abkhaz or Abazin (Abaza) ethnic groups of the Caucasus.
ABDELLAHI Western African, Wolof
From the given name Abdellah (chiefly Mauritanian).
ABDELLAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Abdellah" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
ABDELMASSIH Arabic
Means "servant of the anointed (Christ)" from Arabic عبد ال (‘abd al) meaning "servant of the" and مسيح (masīḥ) meaning "anointed, Messiah, Christ", used by Arabic-speaking Christians.
ABDELNOUR Arabic
From the given name Abd al-Nur meaning "servant of the light".
ABDILLA Maltese
Maltese form of Abd Allah.
ABDOLLAHI Persian
From the given name Abdollah.
ABDULATIPOV Dagestani, Avar, Uzbek
From the given name Abdulatip, itself derived from the Arabic name Abd al-Latif. A notable bearer is Ramzan Abdulatipov (1946-), the current Head of the Republic of Dagestan in Russia.
ABDUL GAYYOOM Dhivehi
From the given name Abdul Qayyum. It is borne by current Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom (1959-) and former President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom (1937-).
ABDULIN Uzbek, Kazakh
From the given name Abdullah.
ABDULLAYEV Uzbek, Azerbaijani
Variant transcription of Abdullaev.
ABDULLIN Tatar, Bashkir, Uzbek, Kazakh
From the given name Abdullah.
ABDULLOEV Tajik
Means "son of Abdullo".
ABDYKADYROV Kyrgyz
Means "son of Abdykadyr", from a variant of the Arabic name Abd al-Qadir.
ABDYKERIMOV Kyrgyz
Means "son of Abdykerim", derived from the Arabic name Abd al-Karim.
ABDYLDAEV Kyrgyz
Means "son of Abdylday" from a given name either derived from Arabic Abdullah or from Arabic عبد ال (ʿabd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with the Turkish word day meaning "support, foundation".
ABEBE Amharic, Ethiopian
Means "flower" in Amharic.
ABERGEL Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Sephardic Jewish surname meaning "one-legged" or "one-footed", derived from Arabic رِجْل (rijl) meaning "leg, foot".
ABIOYE Nigerian
From the given name Abioye.
ABKHAZAVA Georgian
Derived from Georgian აფხაზი (apxazi) meaning "Abkhaz person". Alternatively, it may be of Adjarian origin (referring to the Adjara region of Georgia) from the Muslim name Abkhas or Abhas derived from Arabic أَب (ʾab) meaning "father" and خَاصّ (ḵāṣṣ) "special, particular".
ABKHAZI Georgian
Means "Abkhaz person" in Georgian, referring to a member of the Abkhaz ethnic group inhabiting the Black Sea coast. This was the name of a Georgian family of princely status descended from the Shervashidze ruling family of Abkhazia.
ABLET Uyghur
From the given name Ablet.
ABOUELKASSEM Arabic (Egyptian, Rare)
Rare Egyptian form of Abo al-Qassem. A notable bearer is Alaaeldin Abouelkassem (1990–), an Egyptian fencer.
ABRAHAMIAN Armenian
Variant transcription of Abrahamyan.
ABRAHAMOWICZ Polish
Means "son of Abraham".
ABRAHAMYAN Armenian
Means "son of Abraham".
ABRAMOV Russian, Jewish
Means "son of Abram".
ABUBAKAROV Chechen
Means "son of Abu Bakr".
ABULAFIA Judeo-Spanish
Sephardi Jewish surname from Arabic أبو العافية‎‎ (Abū l-ʿāfiya), a combination of أبو (abū) meaning "father (of)", اَل (al) "the", and عافية (ʿāfiya) "health, wellbeing" (see the given name Aafia).
ACHAKZAI Pashto
Means "son of Achak" in Pashto, from the name Achak (referring to Achak Khan, the grandson of Barak Khan, the founder of the Barakzai tribe) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)"... [more]
ACHARYA Indian, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit आचार्य (ācārya) meaning "knowing, teaching" or "teacher, instructor".
AÇIKGÖZ Turkish
Derived from Turkish açık meaning "open, opened" and göz "eye".
ADAMIAN Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Adamyan used by Armenians living outside of Armenia.
ADAMYAN Armenian
Means "son of Adam".
ADHIKARI Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit अधिकार (adhi-kāra) meaning "authority, right, government, rule".
ADHIKARY Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali
Variant transcription of Adhikari.
ADIL Urdu, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Adil.
ADLANI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Adlène (chiefly Moroccan).
ADLAWAN Filipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Derived from Cebuano adlawan meaning "daytime" or "daybreak".
ADLEIBA Abkhaz
Most likely from the given name Adlei, itself derived from Arabic عَادِل (ʿādil) meaning "fair, just", combined with Abkhaz аҧа (āpā) meaning "son". Alternatively, it could be from a Georgian word denoting a measure of length equal to approximately one metre, which would therefore have made it a nickname for a short person.
ADVANI Sindhi, Indian
Sindhi Hindu surname meaning "descendant of Adu", most likely referring to the name of a past ancestor of the clan.
ƏFƏNDIYEV Azerbaijani
Means "son of the effendi", derived from the Ottoman title افندي (efendi) meaning "lord, master".
AFFENDI Malaysian
Derived from the given name Affendi (see Effendi).
AFGHANZADA Persian, Afghani
Means "son of the Afghan", from Pashto and Persian افغان‎‎ (afǧân) referring to an inhabitant of Afghanistan or a member of the Pashtun ethnic group combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
AFIF Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Afif.
AGARWAL Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain surname meaning "people of Agroha", referring to a town in the Indian state of Haryana.
AGATHANGELOU Greek (Cypriot)
Patronymic from the genitive form of Agathangelos. Genitive patronymics are particularly associated with Cyprus.
AGBAJE Nigerian, Yoruba
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967-), an English actor and model of Yoruba Nigerian descent.
AGBAYANI Filipino, Ilocano, Tagalog
Means "to become a hero" in Ilocano.
AGBUYA Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to watch" in Ilocano.
AGCAOILI Filipino, Ilocano, Tagalog
Derived from Ilocano agkawili meaning "to hold on".
AGHAEI Persian
Derived from the Persian title آقا (âqâ) meaning "sir, lord", of Turkic borrowing.
AGINAGA Basque
Habitational name from a place named Aginaga, from Basque (h)agin meaning "yew tree" combined with -aga, a collective suffix.
AGIUS Maltese
Derived from Arabic عَجُوز (ʿajūz) meaning "old (person), elderly".
AGRBA Abkhaz
Most likely derived from Abkhaz агыруа (ā́gər-uā) meaning "Mingrelian, farm labourer, serf", historically used to refer to the Mingrelians, an ethic sub-group of the Georgians. Alternatively, it could be from Abkhaz агара (āgārā) meaning "to take" or "to bring"... [more]
AGUZAROV Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname of unknown meaning.
AHARONI Hebrew
From the given name Aharon.
AHLUWALIA Indian, Punjabi
From a village named Ahlu that existed as a misl (state) of the Sikh Confederacy during the 18th century.
AHMADI Arabic, Persian
From the given name Ahmad.
AHMADZADEH Persian
From the given name Ahmad combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
AHMADZAI Pashto
Means "son of Ahmad" in Pashto. The Ahmadzai are a Pashtun tribe mainly concentrated in Afghanistan and some parts of Pakistan. A notable bearer is Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (1949-), the current President of Afghanistan.
AHMETAJ Albanian
From the given name Ahmad.
AHMETI Albanian
From the given name Ahmet.
AHN Korean
From the Sino-Korean 安 (ān) meaning "calm, peaceful, tranquil, quiet".
AHO Finnish
As a Finnish surname, it is derived from Finnish aho "glade", "forest clearing". It was also formerly a popular ornamental name in Northern Finland, especially among Swedes living there. It is now a 'protected' surname in Finland, which means someone may only bear it via birthright or marriage.... [more]
AHO Assyrian
Assyrian surname of unknown meaning.
AHUJA Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Indian (Sikh)
Sikh name meaning "descendant of Ahu", based on the name of a clan in these communities (see Arora). Ahu is presumably the name of an ancestor; the suffix -jā is patronymic.
AIBEKOV Kazakh
Means "son of Aibek".
AIMÉ Haitian Creole, French (African)
Means "loved, love" in French.
AISSAOUIA Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Aïssa (chiefly used in Algeria). This is also the name of a town in Médéa Province, Algeria.
AÏT Berber, Northern African
Derived from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (aït) meaning "son", also commonly used a component for compound names and surnames.
AÏTBRAHIM Berber, Northern African
Means "son of Brahim", from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (ait) meaning "son" combined with the Arabic given name Brahim.
AKAGAWA Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 川 (gawa) meaning "river, stream".
AKASAKI Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
AKASHI Japanese
From Japanese 明 (aka) meaning "bright" and 石 (shi) meaning "stone".
AKBAR Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name Akbar.
AKBARI Persian
From the given name Akbar.
ƏKBƏROV Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Akbarov.
AKBULUT Turkish
Means "white cloud" in Turkish.
AKHATOV Tatar, Uzbek, Kazakh
Means "son of Akhat".
AKHBA Abkhaz
Derived from Abkhaz akhba meaning "elder" or аб (āb) "father".
AKHMADOV Chechen, Tajik
Means "son of Akhmad".
AKHMADULLIN Tatar, Bashkir
From the given name Ahmadullah.
AKHTAR Persian, Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali
Derived from Persian اختر (axtar) meaning "star".
AKINFEEV Russian
Means "son of Akinfiy".
AKKAYA Turkish
Means "white rock" from Turkish ak meaning "white" and kaya "rock".
AKMATOV Kyrgyz
Means "son of Akmat".
AKYILDIZ Turkish
Means "white star" in Turkish.
ALAKOZAI Pashto
Means "son of Alako", derived from the name Alako (most famously borne by a son of King Zirak Khan of Afghanistan) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alakozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Durrani inhabiting Afghanistan.
ALAM Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
ALAMI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic عَلِيم (ʿalīm) meaning "knowing, learned, education" (see Alim), mainly used in a religious context.
ALAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Ali (1)" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan). This is the name of the current ruling royal family of Morocco founded in 1631.
AL-ATTAR Arabic
Means "the perfumer, the druggist" from Arabic عَطَّار (ʿaṭṭār) "perfumer, druggist, pharmacist".
ALAZRAKI Spanish, Judeo-Spanish
Means "the blue one" from Arabic أَزْرَق (ʾazraq) meaning "blue".
ALBAYRAK Turkish
Means "red flag" from Turkish al meaning "red" and bayrak "flag".
ALBÉNIZ Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Albeiz.
ALBORTY Ossetian
Derived from Loir, the name of a village in present-day North Ossetia-Alania.
ALCÁNTARA Spanish
From the name of a municipality in Extremadura, Spain. The name is ultimately derived from Arabic اَلْقَنْطَرَة‎ (al-qanṭara) meaning "the bridge".
ALCANTARA Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Variant of Alcántara used in the Philippines.
AL DELAIMI Arabic (Rare)
Variant transcription of Al Dulaimi.
ALEKSANYAN Armenian
Means "son of Aleksan".
ALEXANDROV Russian
Variant transcription of Aleksandrov.
ALGERIE Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the French Algérie meaning "Algeria" (referring directly to the country itself). It also refers to someone from Annaba, Algeria.
AL-GHAMDI Arabic
Means "the Ghamdi", referring to the Ghamd tribe of Saudi Arabia.
ALHAMBRA Spanish
Refers to the Alhambra, a palace complex located in Granada, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic الْحَمْرَاء‎‎ (Al-Ḥamrā) meaning "the red one" or, ultimately, from Arabic أَحْمَر (ʾaḥmar) "red".
AL-HARBI Arabic
Means “belonging to war” from Arabic حَرْب (ḥarb) meaning “war, fight, battle”.
ALIMPIEV Russian
Means "son of Alimpiy", a Russian form of the Greek name Alypius.
ALIOUNE Western African, Wolof
From the given name Alioune (chiefly Mauritanian).
ALIPOUR Persian
Means "descendant of Ali (1)" in Persian.
ƏLIYEV Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Aliev.
ALIYEV Azerbaijani, Russian, Kazakh
Derived from the given name Ali. This surname is of Arabic origin and is used throughout Central Asia and the Caucasus.
ƏLIZADƏ Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Alizadeh.
ALIZADE Persian, Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Alizadeh.
ALIZADEH Persian
From the given name Ali (1) combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
ALIZAI Pashto
Means "son of Ali" from the given name Ali (1) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alizai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
ALIZODA Tajik
Tajik form of Alizadeh.
AL KUWARI Arabic
Mainly found in Qatar.
ALLALI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from a shortened form of the name Abd Allah (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
ALMANZA Spanish
Originally indicated a person from Almanza, a city in northern Spain. The city's name itself is derived from Arabic المنزل (al-manzil) meaning "the house".
ALMÁNZAR Spanish (Caribbean)
Derived from Arabic المنظر (al manẓar) meaning "the view" or "the lookout".
ALMATYEV Kazakh (Rare)
Derived from Almaty, the name of a city in Kazakhstan.
ALMAZÁN Spanish
Habitational name demoting someone originally from the municipality of Almazán in Castile and León, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic المكان المحصن (al-makān al-ḥiṣn) meaning "the fortified place" or "the stronghold".
ALMAZAN Filipino, Tagalog
Variant of Almazán used in the Philippines.
ALMAZBEKOV Kyrgyz
Means "son of Almazbek".
AL-MUTAIRI Arabic
Means “the Mutairi” referring to the Mutayr (مطير) tribe of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
ALONTO Filipino, Maranao
Meaning uncertain, of Maranao origin.
AL-OTAIBI Arabic
Means "the Otaibi", referring to the Otaibah (عتيبة) tribe of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian peninsula.
AL-QAHTANI Arabic
Means "the Qahtani" in Arabic, referring to a Qahtanite person from the southern Arabian Peninsula and Yemen.
AL-SALEH Arabic
Means "the virtuous" or "the honest" in Arabic (see Salih).
AL SAUD Arabic
From Arabic سُعُود (suʿūd), the verbal noun form of سَعَدَ (saʿada) meaning "to be fortunate, to be propitious". This is the name of the House of Saud (آل سعود), the ruling Royal Family of Saudi Arabia... [more]
AL-SHAMI Arabic
Means "the Levantine or "the Syrian", derived from Arabic شَامِيّ (šāmiyy) meaning "Levantine, Syrian, Damascene".
AL-SHEHRI Arabic
Means "the Shehri" in Arabic, referring to a member of the Shehri (شهري) tribe of Saudi Arabia.
AL-SHISHANI Arabic, Chechen (Expatriate)
Means "the Chechen" in Arabic. This was adopted by Chechens who migrated to the Arab world from the Caucasus.
AL-THANI Arabic
From Arabic الثاني (althani) meaning "the second". This is the family name of the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar.
ALVI Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic علوي (ʿalawiyy) meaning "pertaining to Ali (1)". The Alvi are a Muslim clan from India and Pakistan claiming descent from Ali ibn Abi Talib (601-661), a cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
AL-ZAHRANI Arabic
Means "the Zahrani" in Arabic, referring to the Zahran (زهران) tribe in Saudi Arabia. The name itself is derived from Arabic زهراني (zahran) meaning "flowering, blossoming", ultimately from زَهْرَة (zahra) meaning "flower, blossom" (see Zahrah).
AMANO Japanese
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "heaven, sky" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
AMARASEKARA Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning “undying, immortal, imperishable” combined with शेखर (śekhara) meaning "crown, crest, wreath" or "peak, summit".
AMARASINGHE Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning “undying, immortal, imperishable” combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
AMARI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMARI Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 甘 (ama) meaning "sweet" combined with 利 (ri) meaning "profit, benefit".
AMBONG Filipino, Cebuano
Denotes a type of hut or shack used as storage for food harvest.
AMEEN Urdu, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Amin.
AMER Arabic, Urdu
Variant of 'Aamir.
AMETOV Crimean Tatar
Means "son of Amet" in Crimean Tatar.
AMEZIANE Berber, Northern African
Variant transcription of Meziane.
AMIDANE Northern African, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; used by the native Sahrawi people of the disputed region of Western Sahara. Two known bearers are El Wali Amidane (1986-) and Elkouria Amidane (1985-), both Sahrawi human rights activists.
AMIN Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name Amin.
AMINE Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Amin (see Amin).
AMINI Persian, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Amin.
AMIR Hebrew
From the given name Amir (2).
AMIRI Persian, Arabic, Swahili
From the given name Amir (1).
ƏMIROV Azerbaijani
Means “son of Əmir”.
AMMARI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMRAM Hebrew, Jewish
From the given name Amram.
AMRANI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Imran (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
ANARBAEV Kyrgyz
Derived from Persian انار (anâr) meaning "pomegranate" combined with Turkic bay meaning "rich, wealthy".
ANAY-OOL Tuvan
Derived from Tuvan анай (anay) meaning "goat, kid" combined with оол (ool) meaning "son, boy".
ANDES German
Variant spelling of Anthes.
ANDREADIS Greek
Means "son of Andreas" in Greek.
ANDRONIKASHVILI Georgian
Derived from the Ancient Greek name Andronikos. This was the surname of an important family in Georgia that contributed to politics and military, before the seizure of the country by Russia.
ANGADI Indian, Kannada
From Kannada ಅಂಗಡಿ (aṃgaḍi) meaning "store, shop".
ANGELIS Greek
Variant of Angelos.
ANJUM Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From Arabic نَجْم (najm) meaning "celestial body, star, planet".
ANVARI Persian
From the given name Anwar.
ANWAR Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Anwar.
ANWARI Persian, Indonesian
Variant of Anwar, as well as a Persian variant transcription of Anvari.
ANWARZAI Pashto
Means "son of Anwar" in Pashto, from the given name Anwar combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)".
ANWER Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of Anwar.
ANYAYAHAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "banquet, bid, treat" in Tagalog.
ANZAI Japanese
From Japanese 安 (an) meaning "calm, peaceful" combined with 西 (sai) meaning "west", 斎 (sai) meaning "worship, religious meals", or 済 (sai) meaning "settle, finish".
ANZOROV Chechen
Means "son of Anzor".
ARABI Persian, Arabic
Means "Arab" or "Arabic" in Persian and Arabic.
ARAFA Arabic (Egyptian)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning “to know”.
ARAI Japanese
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
ARAKELYAN Armenian
Means "son of Arakel".
ARATANI Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
ARCHILA Spanish
Possibly a variant of Arcila.
ARDZINBA Abkhaz
Means "son of silver" from Abkhaz араʒны (ārāʒnə) "silver" and аҧа (āpā) "son".
ARFAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly derived from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning "to know" or أَرْفَع (ʾarfaʿ) meaning "high, lofty, elevated" (chiefly Tunisian).
ARIF Urdu, Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Malay, Arabic
From the given name Arif.
ARISTAVA Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz name Арстаа (Arstaa) ultimately derived from the Ancient Greek personal name Aristarchus.
ARISTIDE Haitian Creole, French (African)
From the given name Aristide. A notable bearer is Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953-), the 37th and 39th President of Haiti.
ARKHIPOV Russian
Means "son of Arkhip".
ARORA Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi
Hindu and Sikh name derived from اروهڙ (Aror), the name of the former capital of Sindh, India (now a part of Pakistan and known as Rohri). The name itself is derived from Hindi and Punjabi Aur meaning "someone else", used by the past Aroras to escape persecution.
ARSANUKAEV Chechen
Chechen family name of unknown meaning.
ARSENISHVILI Georgian
Means "son of Arsen" in Georgian.
ARSHBA Abkhaz
Most likely from a contracted form of Arabic أَرْشَد (ʾaršad) meaning "most sensible, most reasonable" or Persian ارشد (arshad) "senior, superior, eldest" combined with Abkhaz аԥа (āpā) "son".
ARSLAN Turkish
Variant of Aslan.
ARSLANAGIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Arslan".
ARUSTAMYAN Armenian
Means "son of Arustam", from a given name derived from a combination of the names Ara and Rustam.
ARYAL Nepali
Nepali Hindu surname of unknown meaning.
ASADULLIN Tatar, Bashkir
From the given name Asadullah.
ASAROĞLU Turkish
Means "son of Asar".
ASHER Hebrew
From the given name Asher.
ASHER English
Topographic surname denoting someone who dwelled by an ash tree, from Middle English asche "ash tree" combined with the suffix -er.
ASHIQ Punjabi, Urdu
Derived from Arabic عَاشِق (ʿāšiq) meaning "enamored, infatuated" or "admirer, lover", ultimately from عِشْق (ʿišq) "being in love".
ASHKENAZI Hebrew, Jewish
From the name of a kingdom referenced in the Hebrew Bible named Ashkenaz, also used to refer to Jews living in Europe or Slavic countries. The name itself is mostly likely derived from Assyrian Aškūza, in turn, the Assyrians probably based the name off of that of the Scythians.
ASHUBA Abkhaz
Possibly from Abkhaz ашә (āš°) meaning "cheese" or "beech" or ашәа (āš°ā) meaning "song".
ASLANBEKOV Chechen
Means "son of Aslanbek".
ASLANIAN Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Aslanyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
ASLANISHVILI Georgian
Means "son of Aslan" in Georgian.
ASLANOV Azerbaijani
Means "son of Aslan".
ASLANYAN Armenian
Means "son of Aslan".
ÁSMUNDSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ásmundur".
ASTANA Kazakh
Derived from Astana, the name of the capital city of Kazakhstan. Its name is derived from Persian آستانه (âstâne) meaning "capital".
ASTRUC Judeo-Provençal
Derived from Occitan or Provençal astruc meaning "happy" (see Astruc).
ATAULLIN Bashkir
From the given name Ataullah.
ATHANASOPOULOS Greek
Means "son of Athanasios" in Greek.
AUBAKIROV Kazakh
Means "son of Aubakir".
AUBAKIROVA Kazakh
Feminine equivalent of Aubakirov.
AURAKZAI Pashto
Variant transcription of Orakzai.
AURANGZEB Urdu
From the given name Aurangzeb.
AUSHEV Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived from Nakh ауш (aush) or аус (aus) literally meaning "rock, slope", figuratively meaning "strong, solid, confident".
AU-YEUNG Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Ouyang.
AVIDZBA Abkhaz
Derived from Georgian ავი (avi) meaning "currish, severe, sullen" combined with ძე (dze) "son" and Abkhaz аԥа (āpā) "son". The name was most likely borne by Georgians under the spelling Avidze, which was modified with the Abkhaz suffix -ba after migration to Abkhazia.
AVITAL Hebrew
From the given name Avital.
AVIV Hebrew
From the given name Aviv, also meaning "spring (the season)" in Hebrew.
AVRAMOV Bulgarian
Means "son of Avram".
AXMED Somali
Somali form of Ahmed.
AYARI Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār) or Persian عیار (ayyâr) meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
AYBEKOV Kazakh
Variant transcription of Aibekov.
AYOUB Arabic
From the given name Ayoub.
AYOUBI Persian, Pashto, Arabic
From the given name Ayoub.
AYTMATOV Kyrgyz
Means "son of Aytmat".
AYUBI Persian, Pashto, Urdu
Variant transcription of Ayoubi.
AZAM Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic أَعْظَم (ʾaʿẓam) meaning "greater, greatest".
AZAMATOV Uzbek
Means "son of Azamat".
AZIZI Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Aziz.
AZMAT Urdu
Derived from the Arabic عَظَمَة (ʿaẓama) meaning "majesty, glory".
AZOULAI Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant transcription of Azoulay.
AZOULAY Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Sephardic Jewish surname of disputed meaning; it may be derived from French azur or Spanish azul both meaning "blue" (of Persian origin), from Tamazight izîl meaning "good, pure, sublime", or from an acronym of the Hebrew Biblical passage אִשָּׁ֨ה זֹנָ֤ה וַחֲלָלָה֙ לֹ֣א יִקָּ֔חוּ (’iš-šāh zō-nāh wa-ḥă-lā-lāh lō yiq-qā-ḥū) meaning "They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane".
AZULAY Hebrew
Variant of Azoulay.
AZZOPARDI Maltese
Possibly derived from the Hebrew term סְפָרַדִּי (s'faradí) used to refer to Jews originating from Iberia (called Sephardim or Sephardic Jews). It may also be of Greek origin from a word meaning "black, Mauritanian" or "soldier" with a connection to Middle Persian spʿh "army" used to refer to a person of African descent or someone who worked as a mercenary... [more]
BABA Nigerian, Yoruba, Western African
From an honourific title used to denote a father, wise man, or an elder.
BABA Japanese
Means "riding ground" in Japanese from 馬 (ba) "horse" combined with 場 (ba) "place, ground, field".
BABAEV Uzbek, Tajik, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian
Variant transcription of Babayev.
BABAIAN Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Babayan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
BABAYAN Armenian
Derived from Turkish baba meaning "father".
BABAYEV Azerbaijani, Turkmen, Uzbek
Derived from Tatar бабай (babay) meaning "old man, grandfather".
BABIKER Northern African, Arabic
Possibly from Arabic بَكَرَ (bakara) meaning "first born" or "to be early" (chiefly Sudanese).
BACCAY Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to guard" in Tagalog.
BẠCH Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Bai, from Sino-Vietnamese 白 (bạch).