Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which an editor of the name is Infinitas.
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Ohara Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Ōhashi Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 橋 (hashi) meaning "bridge".
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.
Oi Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 井 (i) meaning "well, spring".
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.
Okada Japanese
From Japanese 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Okano Japanese
From Japanese 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Ōkubo Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" combined with 久 (ku) meaning "long time ago" and 保 (ho) meaning "protect"... [more]
Okubo Japanese
Alternate transcription of Ōkubo.
Okudaira Japanese
From Japanese 奥 (oku) meaning "inside" and 平 (taira) meaning "level, even, peaceful".
Okuno Japanese
From Japanese 奥 (oku) meaning "inside" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Okuyama Japanese
From Japanese 奥 (oku) meaning "inside" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Olszański Polish
Name for someone from a place called Olszany or Olszanica, both derived from Polish olsza meaning "alder".
Ömərov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Ömər".
Omarov Kazakh, Avar, Kumyk, Dargin
Means "son of Omar 1".
Omarzai Pashto
Means "son of Omar 1" in Pashto.
Omerović Bosnian
Means "son of Omer".
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.
Onishi Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 西 (nishi) meaning "west".
Onodera Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small", 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness" and 寺 (tera) meaning "temple".
Onyilogwu Nigerian (Rare), Igbo (Rare)
Possibly means "he who is invulnerable to dark magic" in Igbo.
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 逢 (o) meaning "meeting, encounter" and 坂 (saka) meaning "slope".
Ōsaka Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 坂 (saka) meaning "slope".
Ōsawa Japanese
Alternate transcription of Osawa.
Osawa Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Ōshima Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
Oshima Japanese
Alternate transcription of Ōshima.
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.
Ospanov Kazakh
Means "son of Ospan".
Ostapenko Ukrainian
From the given name Ostap.
Ōta Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" or 太 (o) meaning "plump, fat, thick" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Ōtaki Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 滝 or 瀧 (taki) meaning "waterfall".
Otarashvili Georgian
Means "son of Otar".
Ōtsubo Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 坪 (tsubo), a traditional unit of measurement equivalent to approximately 3.306 square metres.
Otsubo Japanese
Alternate transcription of Ōtsubo.
Ottoman Turkish
From a Latin form (through French) of the Turkish given name Osman, itself from Arabic Uthman... [more]
Ou Chinese
From Chinese 欧 (ōu) referring to Mount Sheng in present-day Huzhou, China. According to legend, this name (along with the compound name Ouyang containing this character) was adopted by the descendants of a prince from the Yue state who settled in the area around the mountain.
Ouahabi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ouahab.
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.
Owusu Western African, Akan
Means "strong-willed, determined" in Akan.
Ọyáwálé Yoruba, Nigerian
Means "the river goddess came home" in Yoruba.
Öz Turkish
Means "core, essence" in Turkish.
Ozawa Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Özcan Turkish
Means "pure soul" in Turkish.
Özçelik Turkish
From Turkish öz meaning "core, essence" and çelik meaning "steel".
Özdemir Turkish
Means "pure iron" from Turkish öz meaning "pure" and demir meaning "iron".
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".
Özkan Turkish
Means "pure blood" from Turkish öz meaning "pure" and kan meaning "blood".
Öztürk Turkish
From the given name Öztürk.
Pacheco Spanish, Portuguese
From the name of Vivio Pacieco, a 1st-century BC Roman general sent by Julius Caesar to fight in the Iberian peninsula.
Padaiyachi Indian (Rare), Tamil (Rare)
Variant transcription of Padiachy.
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".
Pahlevanyan Armenian
Means "son of the wrestler" or "son of the champion", ultimately from Persian پهلوان (pahlevân) meaning "strong man, champion, wrestler".
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.
Palmieri Italian
Derived from Italian palmiere meaning "pilgrim".
Pamaloy Filipino, Maranao
Means "spirit" in Maranao.
Pamireddy Indian, Telugu
From the name of the village of Pamidi in Andhra Pradesh, India, combined with Telugu రెడ్డి (reddi) meaning "village headman". The village's name means "snake killer" from Telugu పాము (pamu) meaning "snake, serpent".
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.
Pandey Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (pandita) meaning "scholar, teacher".
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.
Pappas Greek
Means "priest" in Greek.
Paquiao Filipino (Hispanicized), Cebuano (Hispanicized)
Hispanicized form of the Cebuano surname Pakyaw (also found spelled as Pakiaw and Pakaw), which is derived from Cebuano pakyaw meaning "wholesale" or "to buy or pay in bulk".
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.
Pathrose Indian (Christian), Malayalam
Derived from a variant of the given name Peter (chiefly used by Malayalam Christians).
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".
Pavese Italian
Means "one from Pavia". Pavia is an Italian town located in Lombardy, northern Italy. It can also derive from pavese, a kind of big, Medieval shield.... [more]
Pavlenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Pavlo.
Pavliashvili Georgian
Means "son of Pavle".
Pavlopoulos Greek
Means "son of Pavlos" in Greek.
Pavlou Greek
Means "son of Pavlos".
Peh Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Bai.
Pehlivan Turkish
Means "wrestler, strongman" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian پهلوان (pahlavân).
Peled Jewish
Derived from Hebrew פלדה (plada) meaning "steel".
Pembroke Welsh
Habitual surname for someone from Pembroke, a town in Wales.
Peng Chinese
From Chinese 彭 (péng) referring to the ancient state of Peng that existed during the Shang dynasty.
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").
Peregrine English, Popular Culture
Derived from the given name Peregrine. A fictional bearer is Alma LeFay Peregrine, a character from the novel "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" (2011) by Ransom Riggs.
Perera Sinhalese, Catalan
Sinhalese form of Pereira as well as a Catalan cognate.
Peretz Jewish
From the given name Perez.
Perhonen Finnish (Rare)
Means "butterfly" in Finnish.
Persad Indian, Trinidadian Creole
Indo-Trinidadian variant of Prasad.
Persaud Indian, South American
Indo-Guyanese form of Prasad. This is the most common surname in Guyana.
Pervaiz Urdu
From the given name Parviz.
Pervez Urdu
From the given name Parviz.
Pesci Italian
Variant of Pesce.
Petito Italian, Judeo-Italian
Nickname for a small person, derived from a dialectal word ultimately from French petit meaning "small, little".
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.
Petrenko Ukrainian
From the given name Petro.
Petriashvili Georgian
Means "son of Petre".
Petrone Italian
Derived from the given name Pietro.
Petropoulos Greek
Means "son of Petros" in Greek.
Petrosian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Petrosyan.
Petrou Greek
Means "son of Petros".
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".
Philippou Greek
Alternate transcription of Filippou chiefly used in Cyprus.
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".
Phonlamai Thai
Means "fruit" in Thai.
Phua Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Pan 2.
Phùng Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Feng from Sino-Vietnamese 馮 (phùng).
Phutsa Thai (Rare)
Means "jujube" in Thai.
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".
Pirhadi Persian
Either from Persian پیر (pir) meaning "old" combined with Hadi or from the name of the Persian village of Pirhadi.
Pironkov Bulgarian
A professional Bulgarian tennis player, Tsvetana Pironkova, bears this surname.
Pisano Italian
Variant of Pisani.
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".
Ponomarenko Ukrainian
Occupational name for a church bell-ringer from Ukrainian парамонар (paramonar) meaning "sexton".
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-).
Powale Indian, Marathi
Meaning unknown, of Marathi or Konkani origin.
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.
Primavera Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Means "spring (the season)" in Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Prior English
Occupational surname for a prior (a high-ranking official in a monastery), ultimately from Latin prior meaning "superior, first".
Prior Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac an Phríora meaning "son of the prior".
Prokopenko Ukrainian, Belarusian
Derived from the given name Prokopiy. It can also be a Belarusian alternate transcription of Prakapenka.
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.
Psaila Maltese
Derived from Maltese basla meaning "onion", ultimately from Arabic بَصَل (baṣal).
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.
Pushkin Russian
Derived from Russian пушка (pushka) meaning "gun, cannon". A notable bearer was Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), a Russian poet and writer.
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".
Qian Chinese
From Chinese 錢 (qián) meaning "money".
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).
Quaresma Portuguese
Means "Lent" in Portuguese.
Quartey Western African, Ga
Ga surname of unknown meaning.
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".
Quintero Spanish
Habitational name from a location in Galicia named Quintero, from Galician quinteiro meaning "farmstead, square, plaza". Alternately, it may be derived from Spanish quinto meaning "fifth", possibly used as a name for a renter of quintas (a type of wine-growing estate).
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".
Qursawi Tatar
Derived from the Arabic word قرصة (qursa) meaning "pinch".
Rabinovich Yiddish, Russian
Means "son of the rabbi" (through the name Rabin), referring to a scholar or teacher of the Torah in Judaism.
Rabinovitch Yiddish
Variant transcription of Rabinovich.
Rabinowitz Jewish
Germanized variant of Rabinovich.
Rachedi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Rashid; this spelling is chiefly used in Algerian Arabic.
Racine French
Means "(tree) root" in French, used as an occupational name for a grower or seller of root vegetables or as a nickname for a stubborn person.
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).
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.
Rafiq Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Rafiq.
Rafique Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Rafiq.
Ragab Arabic
Variant transcription of Rajab.
Rahim Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Rahim.
Rahimi Persian
From the given name Rahim.
Rahman Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Rahman.
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.
Rajapakse Sinhalese
From Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" and पक्ष (paksha) meaning "faction, party, army".