Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which an editor of the name is Infinitas.
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Ben Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Arabic بْن (bn), a form of اِبْن (ibn) meaning "son (of), offspring". It is often used as a prefix for other Maghrebi patronymic names (such as Benali "son of Ali" or Ben Amor "son of Amor").
Ben Abdallah Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Arabic بن عبد الله (bin Abd Allah) meaning "son of Abdullah".
Ben-aharon Hebrew
Means "son of Aaron" in Hebrew.
Ben Ahmed Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ahmad" (chiefly used in Tunisia).
Ben Ali Arabic (Maghrebi), Comorian
Maghrebi transcription of Arabic بن علي (bin Ali) meaning "son of Ali 1". A notable bearer was Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936-2019), who served as the president of Tunisia from 1987 to 2011.
Benally Navajo
From Navajo binálí meaning "his grandchild", derived from análí meaning "(paternal) grandchild". It was commonly adopted when Native Americans were required to take surnames for record purposes.
Ben Amor Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Umar" in Arabic, chiefly used in Tunisia.
Ben Ari Hebrew
Means "son of Ari 1" in Hebrew.
Ben Asher Jewish
Means "son of Asher" in Hebrew.
Benayoun Judeo-Spanish
Means "son of Ayoun", from a Tamazight transcription of the given name Chayyim.
Ben Brahim Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Brahim" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
Benbrahim Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Brahim (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
Ben David Jewish
Means "son of David" in Hebrew.
Ben Dor Hebrew
Means “son of Dor” in Hebrew.
Ben Ezra Hebrew
Means "son of Ezra" in Hebrew.
Benfarès Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Farès" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
Ben Hadj Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the pilgrim"; the title Hadj refers to a Muslim who has successfully completed the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This surname is mainly found in Tunisia.
Ben Haim Jewish
Means "son of Chayyim" in Hebrew.
Benhaim Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant of Ben Haim used by Jews in North Africa.
Benhassi Arabic (Maghrebi)
A notable bearer is Hasna Benhassi (1978-), a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner.
Ben Hassine Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Husayn" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
Benigno Spanish, Italian
From the given name Benigno.
Ben Israel Hebrew
Means "son of Israel" in Hebrew.
Ben Jeddou Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning uncertain; primarily used in Tunisian Arabic.
Benjelloun Arabic (Maghrebi)
Of uncertain meaning, possibly of Sephardic origin.
Ben Khalifa Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalifa" (primarily used for Tunisian and Algerian Arabic).
Benkirane Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic بْن (bn) meaning "son" combined with كِيرَان (kīrān) meaning "forges, furnaces", possibly denoting descent of a blacksmith or metalworker (chiefly Moroccan).
Ben Larbi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Larbi" in Arabic (primarily Tunisian and Moroccan).
Ben Mansour Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Mansour" (chiefly Tunisian).
Ben Menachem Hebrew
Means "son of Menachem" in Hebrew.
Ben Mohamed Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Mohamed" (chiefly Maghrebi).
Benmoussa Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Moussa" in Arabic.
Bennani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "my son" in Hebrew, from בן (ben) meaning "son" and אני (ani) meaning "I, me". This is the name of a Moroccan family of Jewish origin that converted to Islam.
Bennouna Arabic (Maghrebi)
Most likely from Arabic بن (bin) meaning "son" and the given name Nouna, which may have been derived from an Arabic word meaning "whale, big fish" or "sabre, sword". Alternately, it may be from an Arabic name for a variety of melon... [more]
Benramdane Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Romdhane (chiefly Algerian).
Ben Romdhane Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ramadan" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
Bensalem Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Salem" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
Ben Shalom Hebrew
Means "son of peace" in Hebrew.
Ben Shimon Jewish
Means "son of Shimon" in Hebrew.
Ben Shushan Hebrew
Means "son of the lily" in Hebrew.
Benslimane Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Slimane" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
Bentaleb Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Taleb" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
Ben Yahia Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahia" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
Ben Yair Hebrew
Means “son of Yair” in Hebrew.
Benyamina Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yamina" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
Ben Yosef Hebrew
Means "son of Yosef" in Hebrew.
Benyoucef Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yusuf" in Arabic (chiefly used in Algeria).
Ben Younes Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Younes" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
Ben Youssef Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Arabic بن يوسف (bin Yusuf) meaning "son of Yusuf".
Ben Zaied Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means “son of Zayd” in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
Ben Zaken Hebrew
Means "son of the old man" or "son of the elder" in Hebrew.
Benzaquen Judeo-Spanish
Form of Ben Zaken used by Sephardi Jews.
Ben Ze'ev Hebrew
Means "son of Ze'ev" in Hebrew.
Benzema Arabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of French professional footballer Karim Benzema who is of Algerian descent.
Ben Zvi Hebrew
Means "son of Zvi".
Bergeron French
Diminutive of French berger meaning "shepherd".
Bergoglio Italian
From the name of a village in Piedmont, Italy. A notable bearer is Jorge Mario Bergoglio (1936-), better known as Pope Francis, the current head of the Catholic Church.
Bernardini Italian
From the given name Bernardino.
Beshimov Kyrgyz
Possibly derived from the given name Beshim. A known bearer is Bakyt Beshimov, the deputy chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan.
Beshirov Kazakh
Means "son of Beshir".
Bestauty Ossetian
Derived from Ossetian бистэ (biste) meaning "village, suburb" or from Persian به (beh) meaning "good, excellent, better". In the case of the former, it would have been used to indicate the place of residence of an ancestor.
Bey French, German, Frisian
North German and Frisian: from the Old Frisian personal name Beyo or Boy/Boye (see Boye).... [more]
Bey Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
Bhagat Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, worshiper".
Bhalli Punjabi
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of a clan found in Punjab, Pakistan.
Bhandari Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भाण्डागारिक (bhandagarika) meaning "storekeeper, treasurer", ultimately from भाण्डागार (bhandagara) meaning "storeroom, storehouse, treasury".
Bharucha Indian (Parsi)
Refers to the city of Bharuch in Gujarat, India, which is thought to be derived from the name of a figure in Hindu mythology.
Bhasin Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Believed to be derived from Sanskrit भानु (bhānu) meaning "ray of light" or "sun".
Bhat Indian, Kashmiri, Marathi, Kannada, Konkani, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Bhatt.
Bhatt Indian, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भट्ट (bhatta) meaning "lord" or "learned one".
Bhaumik Bengali, Indian
Variant transcription of Bhowmik.
Bhowmick Bengali, Indian
Variant transcription of Bhowmik.
Bhowmik Indian, Bengali
Means "landowner, landlord" in Bengali, ultimately derived from Sanskrit भूमि (bhūmi) "earth, soil, ground".
Bhuiyan Indian, Bengali, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Bhuyan.
Bhullar Indian, Punjabi
Probably from the name of a village in Punjab, India, which is of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a Jat clan found in India and Pakistan.
Bhutto Sindhi
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of a prominent Pakistani political family of Sindhi origin. Two of its members, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928-1979) and Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) served as prime ministers of Pakistan.
Bhuyan Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Means "landlord, chieftain", derived from Sanskrit भूमि (bhumi) meaning "earth, soil".
Białkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named Bialkowo, Bialków or Bialkowice, all derived from Polish biały meaning "white".
Bibylty Ossetian
Derived from Georgian ბიბილო (bibilo) meaning "scar" or "crest", used to refer to a person with a distinctive scar on their face.
Bielecki Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bielcza, derived from Polish biel meaning "white".
Bieliński Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named Bielin, Bielina, Bielino or Bieliny, all derived from Polish biel meaning "white".
Bien-Aimé Haitian Creole
Means "beloved from French bien meaning "good" and aimé meaning "love".
Bilgin Turkish
Means "scholar, learned, pundit" in Turkish.
Bilson English
Patronymic surname of the given name Bill.
Bingley English
Habitational surname for someone originally from the town of Bingley in West Yorkshire, England. The name is either derived from the given name Bynna combined with the suffix -inga meaning "the people of" or from the Old English elements bing meaning "hollow" and leah meaning "woodland, clearing".
Bin Laden Arabic (Rare)
Means "son of Laden", from a name derived from Arabic لدن (ladin) meaning "soft, mellow". It was most notoriously borne by Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden (1957-2011), though it is also the surname of an wealthy upper-class Saudi family (of which the former is descended from).
Biswas Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit विश्वास (vishvasha) meaning "trust, confidence, faith".
Bitar Arabic
Means "farrier, blacksmith, smith" in Arabic.
Bituin Filipino, Tagalog
Means "star" in Tagalog.
Bixbie Obscure (Rare)
Possibly a rare variant of Bixby.
Bjorgman Popular Culture
The surname of Kristoff from the movie "Frozen".
Björnsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Björn". Its masculine counterpart is Björnsson.
Blackwell English
From an English place name derived from Old English blæc meaning "black" and well meaning "well, spring, water hole".
Błażejewski Polish
Name for someone from a place called Błażejewo, Błażejewice, Błażejewko or Błażej, all derived from the given name Błażej.
Błoński Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named Błonie, derived from Polish błonie meaning "pasture, meadow".
Blount English
Variant of Blunt.
Blunt English
Nickname for a person with fair hair or a light complexion from Old French blunt meaning "blond". It was also used as a nickname for a stupid person from Middle English blunt or blont meaning "dull".
Bogdanowicz Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bogdanowo or Bogdanów, both derived from the given name Bogdan.
Bogdański Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place Bogdany, Bogdanowo, Bogdanka or other locations named with the given name Bogdan.
Boghosian Armenian
Means "son of Boghos".
Bogusławski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Boguslaw or Boguslawice, both derived from the given name Bogusław.
Boikov Bulgarian, Russian
Variant transcription of Boykov.
Bojaxhiu Albanian
Derived from Albanian bojaxhi meaning "painter". This was the surname of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, better known as Mother Teresa (1910-1997), who was born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojiaxhiu.
Bolatov Kazakh
Means "son of Bolat".
Bolitho Cornish
Habitational name for someone originally from the locality of Bolitho in western Cornwall, derived from Old Cornish bod or bos meaning "dwelling" combined with an unknown personal name.
Bolkiah Malay (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from Arabic وَاقِيَة‎ (wāqiya) meaning "protector, preserver", or it may be an alteration of the Hadhrami surname بلفقيه (Balfaqih) from Arabic الفَقِيه (al-faqīh) meaning "the jurist"... [more]
Boloto Filipino, Maranao
Means "rainbow" in Maranao.
Bondoc Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog bundok meaning "mountain".
Boniadi Persian (Rare)
Probably indicated a person from the Iranian village of Boniad, possibly derived from Persian بنیاد (bonyad) meaning "foundation, base". A notable bearer is Iranian-English actress Nazanin Boniadi (1980-).
Bonifacio Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Bonifacio.
Bonomini Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Bonomo.
Booker English
Occupational name for a maker of books, a scribe or a binder of books, from Old English bocere.
Borbak-ool Tuvan
Derived from Tuvan борбак (borbak) meaning "round, rounded, spherical" combined with оол (ool) "son, boy".
Borg Maltese
Derived from Arabic بُرْج (burj) meaning "castle, citadel, (stone) tower".
Borges Portuguese, Spanish
Possibly from Old French burgeis meaning "town-dweller" (see Burgess). Alternately, it may have denoted someone originally from the city of Bourges in France.
Borkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations called Borki, Borkowice or Borek, all derived from Polish bór meaning "conifer forest, pine forest".
Boscolo Italian
Habitational name for someone who lived by a forest, derived from Italian bosco meaning "woods, forest".
Botros Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
From the given name Botros.
Boualem Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Alam" (see Boualem); mainly found in Algeria.
Bouazizi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Aziz" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi). A notable bearer was Mohamed Bouazizi (1984-2011), a Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire... [more]
Bouchaib Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Shoaib"; mainly found in Morocco and Algeria.
Bouchareb Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of the moustache" or "father of the drinker" from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father" and شَارِب (šārib) meaning "moustache" or "drinker".
Bouhired Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is Djamila Bouhired (1935-), an Algerian militant and nationalist who opposed the French rule over Algeria.
Bouhouche Berber, Northern African
Kabyle name possibly derived from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father" and حَوْش (ḥawš) meaning "courtyard, enclosure, farm" (chiefly Algerian).
Boukhalfa Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of the successor" in Arabic (see Khalaf or Khalifa).
Boukharouba Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown, possibly of Kabyle origin. A notable bearer was Algerian revolutionary and President Houari Boumediene (1932-1978), who was born as Mohamed ben Brahim Boukharouba.
Boulanger French
Means "baker" in French.
Boumediene Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Midian" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian). A notable bearer was Houari Boumediene (1932-1978), born as Mohamed ben Brahim Boukharouba, an Algerian revolutionary who served as the second President of Algeria from 1976-1978.
Boushab Western African
Used in Mauritania.
Boutaleb Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Arabic أبو طالب (ʾabū ṭālib) meaning "father of Talib".
Boutayeb Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Tayeb" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan).
Bouteflika Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly means "one who makes things explode" in Algerian Arabic. A famous bearer is Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1937-), who served as president of Algeria from 1999 to 2019.
Boutella Arabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Means "father of the mountain" or "father of the hill", from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father (of)" and تَلّ (tall) meaning "hill, foothill". Two notable bearers include father and daughter Safy (1950-) and Sofia (1982-) Boutella, an Algerian singer and an Algerian-French actress, respectively.
Boutros Arabic, Coptic
Variant transcription of Botros.
Bouzaher Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zaher" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
Bouzaid Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly a variant of Bouzid.
Bouziad Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Ziad" in Arabic.
Bouzid Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zayd".
Bouzidi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zayd".
Boyajian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Boyajyan.
Boyajyan Armenian
Means "son of the painter" from Armenian պոյաճի (poyači) meaning "dyer, painter".
Boykov Bulgarian, Russian
Means "son of Boyko".
Bozkurt Turkish
Means "grey wolf" from Turkish boz meaning "grey" and kurt meaning "wolf".
Braham English
From the name of a town called Braham, probably derived from Old English brom meaning "broom (a type of plant)" and ham meaning "home, settlement" or hamm meaning "river meadow".
Brahmi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Brahim.
Britaev Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname of unknown meaning.
Bubikoğlu Turkish
Means "son of Bubik".
Buczyński Polish
Name for a person from any of various towns named Buczyn or Buczyna, derived from Polish buczyna meaning "beechwood, beech forest".
Buġeja Maltese
Possibly derived from Maltese abjad meaning "white", ultimately from Arabic أَبْيَض (ʾabyaḍ).
Buhagiar Maltese
Means "father of rocks" from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father of" and حِجَارَة (ḥijāra) "stones, rocks".
Bui Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Bùi.
Bulalacao Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog bulalakaw meaning "meteor, shooting star".
Bulan Filipino, Cebuano
Means "moon" in Cebuano.
Bulguchev Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The clan's name is derived from the name Bulguch of unknown meaning.
Bulsara Indian (Parsi)
From the name of the city of Valsad (historically known as Bulsar) in Gujarat, India. A famous bearer was British singer Farrokh Bulsara (1946-1991), better known as Freddie Mercury.
Burzyński Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations called Burzyn, derived from Polish burza meaning "storm, tempest".
Buscemi Sicilian
Name for someone originally from the town of Buscemi in Sicily, derived from the Arabic toponym قلعة أبي شامة‎ (qal'at 'abi shama) meaning "castle of the man with the mole‎" or "castle of (the family of) Abi Shama".
Bustamante Spanish
Habitational name for someone originally from the town of Bustamante in Cantabria, Spain, derived from Latin bustum Amantii meaning "pasture of Amantius".
Butt Urdu, Kashmiri
Urdu and Kashmiri form of Bhatt.
Buttiġieġ Maltese
From Maltese bu t-tiġieġ literally meaning "father of chickens", referring to a poulterer or someone who owned chickens.
Buttigieg Maltese
Unaccented form of Buttiġieġ.
Bux Urdu, Sindhi
Derived from Persian بخش (bakhsh) meaning "fortune" or "section, portion, part".
Caasi Filipino, Ilocano
Means "pitiful" in Ilocano.
Cabahug Filipino, Cebuano
Means "feeder" from Cebuano bahog meaning "feed, slop".
Cabatuan Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano kabatoan meaning "rocky area, rocky place".
Cabugatan Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao kabugatan, a historical title for a crown prince.
Cacciatore Italian
Derived from Italian cacciatore meaning "hunter, huntsman", ultimately derived from cacciare meaning "to hunt".
Cai Chinese
From Chinese 蔡 (cài) referring to the ancient state of Cai that existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Henan province.
Cajigas Spanish, Filipino
Topographic name from the plural of Spanish cajigo, derived from quejigo meaning "gall oak".
Çakır Turkish
Means "greyish blue (eyes)" in Turkish.
Çakmak Turkish
Means "lighter" in Turkish, referring to a tool used to ignite fire. This is also the name of a village in Antalya Province, Turkey.
Caldera Spanish
Derived from Spanish caldera meaning "basin, crater, hollow", ultimately from Latin caldarium or caldaria both meaning "hot bath, cooking pot". The word also denotes a depression in volcanoes, and it is commonly used as an element for surnames denoting streams or mountains.
Calderón Spanish
Occupational name for a tinker or a seller or maker of kettles from Vulgar Latin *caldaria meaning "cauldron". Alternately, it may be a habitational name for someone from any of various locations named Calderón or a topographic name from Spanish caldera meaning "crater, basin".
Calinao Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Derived from Cebuano and Hiligaynon kalinaw meaning "calmness, peace, tranquility".
Çalışkan Turkish
Means "hard-working, diligent, assiduous" in Turkish.
Calumpang Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kalumpang meaning "wild almond tree".
Camama Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao kamama meaning "manly, masculine".
Camantigue Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kamantigi meaning "garden balsam (a type of plant)".
Camilleri Maltese, Italian
Derived from Italian cammelliere meaning "camel driver".
Cammarata Italian
Habitational name from any of various places in Sicily named Cammarata, all derived from Greek καμάρα (kamara) meaning "vault".
Cammareri Sicilian, Italian
Means "servant, waiter" in Sicilian.
Campagna Italian
Name for someone originally from any of various locations named Campagna, all derived from Latin Campania, itself from campus meaning "field".
Camus French
Means "flat-nosed" in French.
Can Turkish
Means "soul, life, being" in Turkish, ultimately of Persian origin.
Candemir Turkish
Means "iron soul" from Turkish can meaning "soul, spirit" and demir meaning "iron".
Canlas Filipino, Pampangan
Derived from Kapampangan kanlas meaning "future".
Cannell Manx
Manx cognate of McConnell or O'Connell.
Cantone Italian
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations named Cantone, derived from Italian cantone meaning "canton, corner".
Cao Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Gao from Sino-Vietnamese 高 (cao).
Čáp Czech
Means "stork" in Czech.
Capaldo Italian
Probably a diminutive of Italian capo meaning "head", perhaps used as a nickname for a stubborn or hard-headed person.
Capone Italian
Augmentative of Italian capo meaning "head", used as a nickname for a big-headed or arrogant person.
Capraro Italian
Occupational name for a goatherd, derived from Italian capra meaning "goat".
Capule Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain.
Caputo Italian
Derived from Latin caput meaning "head", used as a nickname for a big-headed or stubborn person.
Carbajal Spanish, Judeo-Spanish
Probably a habitational name demoting someone originally from any of the multiple locations called Carbajal in León, Asturias, or Zamora in Spain. Alternatively, it may be of pre-Roman origin from the word carbalio meaning "oak", denoting someone who either lived near an oak tree or who was like an oak tree in some way.... [more]
Carim Filipino, Maranao
From the given name Carim.
Caringal Filipino, Tagalog
Means "very beautiful, very handsome", from Tagalog dingal "beautiful, handsome".
Carmichael Scottish, English
From the name of a village in Scotland meaning "fort of Michael", from Welsh caer meaning "fortress" and the given name Michael.
Carmona Spanish
Habitational name from any of various locations named Carmona, derived from Phonecian qʾrt-ḥmn meaning "city of Hammon" (the name of a Carthaginian deity).
Carpus English (Rare, ?)
Possibly from the given name Carpus.
Carrillo Spanish
Means "cheek, jaw" in Spanish, originally a nickname for a person with a distinctive cheek or jaw.
Cartagena Spanish
From the name of the city of Cartagena in southeastern Spain, derived from Latin Carthāgō Nova meaning "New Carthage" (ultimately derived from Phonecian qrt-ḥdšt meaning "new city").
Casa Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Means "house" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.
Casagrande Italian
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations called Casagrande or Casa Grande, derived from Italian casa meaning "house" and grande meaning "big, large".
Castañeda Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places called Castañeda, a Spanish word meaning "chesnut grove", itself derived from castaña meaning "chesnut".
Castaño Spanish, Galician
Means "chestnut tree" in Spanish and Galician.
Castellanos Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places called Castellanos, derived from Spanish castellano meaning "Castilian".
Castiglione Italian
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Castiglione, derived from Italian castiglione meaning "castle, fortress".
Castonguay French (Quebec)
From a combination of Gaston and Guay, the name of a 17th-century French immigrant to Quebec, Canada.
Castrogiovanni Italian
Habitational name from Castrogiovanni, the name until 1927 of Enna in central Sicily.
Catacutan Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog katakutan meaning "fear, fright".
Catapang Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog tapang meaning "bravery, courage".
Cavadov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Cavad".
Cayabyab Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog yabyab meaning "pounding of rice grains".
Cazacu Romanian
From the name of the Cazacu River which flows through Romania.
Çeçen Turkish, Chechen (Expatriate)
Means "Chechen" in Turkish, used by those of Chechen descent living in Turkey.
Çelik Turkish
Means "steel" in Turkish.
Cengiz Turkish
From the given name Cengiz.
Çerkez Turkish
Means "Circassian" or "Adyghe" in Turkish, referring to an ethnic group native to the Caucasus.
Cerojano Filipino
Filipino form of the Spanish Cirujano.
Césaire French, Haitian Creole
From the given name Césaire. A notable bearer was Aimé Césaire (1913-2008), a Martiniquais politician and writer.
Çetin Turkish
Means "hard, tough" in Turkish.
Çetinkaya Turkish
Means "hard rock" from Turkish çetin meaning "hard, tough" combined with kaya meaning "rock".
Çevik Turkish
Means "nimble, agile, quick" in Turkish.
Chadhari Indian, Gujarati
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
Chahine Arabic
Variant transcription of Shahin (chiefly Lebanese).
Chaichana Thai
From Thai ไชย (chai) meaning "victory" and ชนะ (chana) meaning "win, conquer, defeat".
Chaikham Thai
From Thai ไชย (chai) meaning "victory" and คำ (kham) meaning "gold" or "word, speech".
Chaiwong Thai
From Thai ใจ (chai) meaning "heart, mind, spirit" or ไชย (chai) meaning "victory" and วงศ์ (wong) meaning "lineage, family, dynasty".
Chaiyasing Thai
From Thai ไชย (chai) meaning "victory" and สิงห์ (sing) meaning "lion".
Chakarov Bulgarian
Possibly means "son of Chakar".
Chakraborty Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Eastern Indian form of Chakravarti.
Chakravarti Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit चक्रवर्तिन् (chakravartin) meaning "world-ruler, emperor, monarch" (literally "wheel-turner" or "one who's wheels are turning"), from चक्र (chakra) meaning "wheel, circle" and वर्तिन् (vartin) meaning "abiding, moving, turning"... [more]
Chalamet French
Nickname for someone who played the reed or an occupational name for seller of torches, from a regional form of Old French chalemel meaning "reed" or "blowtorch". A notable bearer is American actor Timothée Chalamet (1995-).
Chalhoub Arabic
Variant transcription of Shalhoub.
Chamanara Persian
Occupational name for a gardener, derived from Persian چمن (chaman) meaning "lawn, meadow" and آرا (ara) meaning "arrange, decorate".
Chan Khmer
Means "moon" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra).
Chand Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu
From Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "moon".
Chandio Sindhi, Balochi
From the given name Chand.
Chandra Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu
From Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon".
Chandran Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon".
Chang Korean
Variant romanization of Jang.
Chaniago Minangkabau
Derived from Malay niaga meaning "trade, business, commerce". This is the name of a Minangkabau suku (tribe).
Chanthavong Lao
From Lao ຈັນທະ (chantha) meaning "moon" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Chapel French
Occupational name for a maker of cloaks or a nickname for a person who wore a distinctive cloak, from a diminutive of Old French chape meaning "cape, cloak".
Chappell English
Name for someone who lived near a chapel, derived from Old French chapele meaning "chapel".
Chardin French
Meaning uncertain, possibly of Norman origin.
Charoensuk Thai
From Thai เจริญ (charoen) meaning "prosper, flourish, increase" and สุข (suk) meaning "joy, delight".