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Means "son of ABAKUM".
Son of the Abduš.
ABERLINE English (Australian, Rare, ?)
Possibly from a place name derived from Gaelic aber meaning "(river) mouth" and an uncertain second element.
Arabic surname meaning "son of Dawud".
ABREGO Spanish
As a Spanish surname, it was from Spanish ábrego, which originally meant "African", from Latin africus. The vocabulary word in modern Spanish has lost this general sense and now means "south wind" (literally, "African (wind)").
From an Italian place name meaning "running water, spring", literally "living water".
ADORNO Italian
Southern Italian: from the personal name ADORNO, meaning ‘adorned’.... [more]
Means "son of ADRIAN".
AGATHANGELOU Greek (Cypriot)
Patronymic from the genitive form of AGATHANGELOS. Genitive patronymics are particularly associated with Cyprus.
The earliest known instance of this name AGOSTINELLI was St. Aurelius Augustinus, also known as Augustine of Hippo (354-430) the greatest of the Latin church fathers. He was born in Tagaste in Numidia which is modern Tunisia.... [more]
the name was mainly given to boys of the Dinka tribe ,mainly in the Upper Nile state of South Sudan. meaning is unknown but is synonymous with "tree"
AGUERRE Basque (French)
Parisianized form of AGERRE.
AGUMANU Igbo, Trinidadian Creole
its an last name and first name that comes from an Igbo tribe in Trinidad
AHEARNA Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Either from an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Eachthighearna meaning "descendant of Eachthighearna", or else an anglicized form of Eachthighearna.
AIBAR Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of OIBAR.
AKHMATOVA Tatar, Russian
Feminine form of Akhmatov, meaning "son of ÄXMÄT".
AKINS Scottish, English, Northern Irish
Variant of Aikens, which is derived from the given name Aiken, a variant of the medieval diminutive Atkin (see AITKEN).
From the name of a whitish kind of gypsum used for vases, ornaments and busts, ultimately deriving from Greek alabastros, itself perhaps from Egyptian 'a-labaste "vessel of the goddess Bast"... [more]
ALARIE French (Quebec)
Derived from the Visigothic given name ALARIC. This form was established in Quebec from 1681.
ALCAYAGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ALKAIAGA.
ALDAZ Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ALDATZ.
AL DELAIMI Arabic (Rare)
Variant transcription of Al Dulaimi.
ALDUNATE Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ALDUATE.
Variant transcription of ALEKSEEV.
ALEXANDROVA Russian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of ALEKSANDROVA.
Variant transcription of ALEKSANYAN, meaning "son of ALEKSAN" in Armenian.
Russian surname. The feminine form Alliluyeva was borne by Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901-1932), the second wife of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin.
ALSOP English
Habitational name, now chiefly found in the Midlands, for a person from Alsop-en-le-Dale, a chapelry in the parish of Ashborne, Derbyshire. The place name itself meant "Ælle's valley" from the genitive of the Old English personal name ÆLLE and Old English hōp meaning "enclosed valley" (compare HOPE).
AMEZCUA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AMEZKUA.
AMSLER American, German (Swiss)
As a Swiss German surname it is from the Swiss place name Amslen.
AMUZQUÍVAR Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AMUSKIBAR.
ANCHORENA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ANTSORENA.
ANDORN Piedmontese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the Province of Biela.
ANEY English
English surname of uncertain origin, though it has been suggested that this is an anglicized form of French Ané. Ané itself is said to be taken from a personal name, possibly a gallicized form of Asnar or AZNAR, which may be derived from Latin asinarius meaning "keeper of asses, ass-driver", from asinus "ass".
Means "son of Anikey", Anikey being an archaic short form of IOANNIKIY.
AOKI Japanese
From 青木 (aoki), literally meaning "green tree" but can refer to a live tree or the spotted/Japanese laurel. The meaning "green" in 青 is used when referring to vegetation and traffic lights, otherwise it nowadays means "blue." Variants of this form of the surname include 碧 and 蒼 for the first element and 樹 for the second element.... [more]
APLIN English
Probably a patronymic of the popular medieval English given name ABEL. See also Appling.
ARANCIBIA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARANTZIBIA.
ARÁNGUIZ Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARANGIZ.
ARCENIEGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARTZINIEGA.
ARDEN English
From various English place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".... [more]
ARGUINDEGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARGINDEGI.
ARISTODEMOU Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Αριστοδήμου (see Aristodimou).
ARIZALA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARITZALA.
Means "son of ARKADIY".
Habitational name for someone from Arkhangelsk, a province (oblast) of Russia.
ARLEGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARLEGI.
ARÓSTEGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AROZTEGI.
ARRECHEA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARRETXEA.
ARREGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARREGI.
ARRÓNIZ Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARROITZ.
ARROYO Spanish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named with arroyo "watercourse", "irrigation channel."
ARTAVIA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ARTABIA.
English surname which comes from two distinct sources. Either it was derived from a place name meaning "horehound valley" in Old English (from harhune "horehound (a plant)" and dell "valley"), or it was from Old French arondel, diminutive of arond "swallow", which was originally a Norman nickname given to someone resembling a swallow.
Alternate transcription of ASLANYAN.
ASPLIN English
From a short form of the given name ABSALOM.
ATMORE English
Locational surname derived from Middle English atte more meaning "at the marsh".
AUSLEY English (Modern)
Rare surname which was from an English place name in which the second element is Old English leah "wood, clearing". The first element may be hors "horse" (in which case the name likely referred to a place where horses were put out to pasture) or the river name Ouse (ultimately from the ancient British root ud- "water").
AVENDAÑO Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ABENDAÑO.
AVIGDORI Jewish (Rare)
Surname variation of AVIGDOR, used to distinguish from said first name Avigdor.
AXELROD Jewish (Americanized)
Derived from the Yiddish given name Akslrod.
AZARIAN Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Azaryan, a patronymic likely derived from an Armenian form of the Hebrew given name 'AZARYAH.
AZCÁRRAGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AZKARRAGA.
AZCONA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AZKONA.
AZI Afizere
Azi is actually pronounced Azīh which means "Unending, in ended father of many generations" it is named after children believed to become the origin or source of lasting families.
AZLOR Aragonese (Spanish)
Castilianized form of AFLOR.
BABAYEV Azerbaijani, Turkmen, Uzbek
Derived from Tatar бабай (babay) meaning "old man, grandfather".
BABUSHKIN Russian, Jewish
Derived from Russian бабушка (babushka) meaning "grandmother".
From Bačuna
BAEZ Spanish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Spanish Báez, which might be a different form of PELÁEZ (cf. Páez). A famous bearer is American singer and activist Joan Baez (1941-).... [more]
BAFFA Italian
The origins of this surname are uncertain, but it may be from Italian baffo "mustache", with the Latinate feminine suffix probably due to the influence of the word famiglia "family". Alternatively it may be Albanian in origin, of unexplained meaning.
BALDACCHINO Maltese, Italian, Sicilian
Occupational name for an artisan who made the baldachin, also spelled baldaquin, a type of canopy used in cathedrals, from Italian baldacchino "baldachin". This word is derived from Italian Baldacca, a doublet of Bagdad "Baghdad", the city where the material originally came from.
BALDY Scottish, Northern Irish
From the personal name Baldy or BALDIE, a diminutive of ARCHIBALD.
BALDY English
Possibly derived from an Old English feminine given name, *Bealdgýð, composed of the elements beald "bold" and gyð "battle", first recorded c.1170 as Baldith, and in other cases from the Old Norse byname or given name Baldi.
BALFAGER Ancient Germanic (Gothic), Medieval Portuguese
Name of a Visigoth noble family (around the 10th century) from the Iberian Peninsula (current northern Portugal), meaning "bold spear"; they descent from the Balti dynasty.
Bamborough name origin from early Northumberland early times other name know from the Bamborough is bamburgh as in bamburgh castle, ... [more]
BANG Danish
Originally a nickname denoting a loud or brash person, from Old Danish bang "noise" (from Old Norse banga "to pound, hammer" of echoic origin). A literary bearer was Danish author Herman Bang (1857-1912).... [more]
BARRENECHE Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of BARRENETXE.
BASA Tagalog, Filipino
Very prominent name in Manila, the Philippines.
From Basarabia. Basarabia is land of origin Vlach
BEACHEM English, African American
Variant of BEAUCHAMP, reflecting its traditional English pronunciation.
BEACHUM English (American)
Variant of BEAUCHAMP, reflecting the traditional English pronunciation.
BEAUCHAMP English, French
From the name of various places in France, for example in Manche and Somme, which was derived from Old French beu, bel meaning "fair, lovely" and champ, champs "field, plain".
From the surname of Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), a French feminist and philosopher.
BEGAY Navajo
Derived from the Navajo word biyeʼ meaning "his son". This was frequently adopted as a surname among the Navajo when Native Americans were required by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to formally adopt surnames for the purpose of official records.
BÉGON French
Probably from French béguin "(male) Beguin", referring to a member of a particular religious order active in the 13th century, and derived from the surname of Lambert le Bègue, the mid-12th-century priest responsible for starting it... [more]
BELINSKY Russian, Jewish
Habitational surname for someone from Belin in Ukraine, which may be derived from Proto-Slavic *bělъ "white".
Originally a nickname derived from Italian bella "beautiful" and anca "hip".
The distinguished surname Benelli originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent... [more]
BERÁSTEGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of BERASTEGI.
From Italian bevi l'acqua "drinks water", a nickname likely applied ironically to an alcoholic.
BLACKERBY English, Irish, Scottish
English surname of unexplained origin, probably from the name of a lost or unidentified place.
Variant of Blenkinsop, a surname derived from a place in Northumberland called Blenkinsopp. The place name possibly derives from Cumbric blaen "top" and kein "back, ridge", i.e. "top of the ridge", combined with Old English hōp "valley" (compare HOPE).
The surname of James P. Blaylock (1950-), an early steampunk author. His surname may mean "black lock" from Middle English blakelok, originally referring to a person with dark hair.
BLOODGOOD English (American), Dutch (Americanized)
Anglicized form of Dutch Bloetgoet. The progenitor of the American Bloodgood family was Francis Bloodgood, a 17th-century Dutch emigrant to Flushing, Queens, New York, originally named Frans Jansen Bloetgoet.
BLOOMINGDALE Jewish (Americanized)
Americanized form of German BLUMENTHAL or its Dutch cognate BLOEMENDAAL.
Occupational name for a person who worked on the deck of a ship.
This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and may be either a topographical name for someone who lived in a particularly noteworthy or conspicuous cottage, from the Olde English pre 7th Century "bur", bower, cottage, inner room, with "mann", man, or a locational name from any of the various places called Bower(s) in Somerset and Essex, which appear variously as "BUR, BURE" and "Bura" in the Domesday Book of 1086... [more]
BORISOVA Bulgarian, Russian
Means "daughter of BORIS". It is the feminine form of BORISOV.
From an English surname which was from a lost or unidentified place name. The second element is clearly Old English wic "outlying (dairy) farm".
BRAGG English, Welsh
From a nickname for a cheerful or lively person, derived from Middle English bragge meaning "lively, cheerful, active", also "brave, proud, arrogant".
Originally taken from the Welsh place name Brecknock. Medieval settlers brought this name to Ireland.
BRAZIL English (Rare), Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breasail "descendant of Breasal", Breasal being a byname which meant "strife".
From either of the two Old English given names Beohrtwine (a masculine name which meant "bright friend") or Beohrtwynn (a feminine name which meant "bright joy").
From the name of a place in West Yorkshire meaning "valley brook", from Old English broc "brook" and denu "valley".
From a medieval Dutch nickname meaning "brown", from Middle Dutch bruun "brown", making this a cognate of German BRAUN, English BROWN and Italian BRUNO... [more]
BRUINSMA Dutch, West Frisian
Means "son of BRUIN", the suffix -(s)ma indicating that it is of Frisian origin.
BURGESS English, Scottish
Derived from the Middle English word burge(i)s or the Old French burgeis which both meant "inhabitant and (usually) freeman of a fortified town" (compare BURKE).
From Maltese bu t-tiġieġ literally meaning "father of chickens", referring to a poulterer or someone who owned chickens.
Derived from Navajo ‎"for him" and álílee "magic power".
Italian regional surname denoting someone who lived by a canal. From the Italian canale 'canal', from the Latin canalis meaning "canal; conduit; groove; funnel; or ditch". Alternatively, it may come the genus name of wild cinnamon, a diminutive of the Latin canna "reed, cane".
CÁRCAMO Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of KARKAMU.
CAREAGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of KAREAGA.
CARMICHAEL Scottish, English
Scottish place name meaning "fort of MICHAEL".
CARRANZA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of KARRANTZA.
Anglicized and reduced form of Manx Gaelic Mac Asmuint meaning "son of ÁSMUNDR". A notable bearer was Sir Roger Casement (1864-1916), an Irish-born British consular official and rebel.
Means "person from Catley", Herefordshire and Lincolnshire ("glade frequented by cats"). It was borne by the British botanical patron William Cattley (1788-1835).
CAVARAI Indian, Tamil
Variant transcription of KAVARAI.
CEESAY Western African, Manding
Gambian surname of Mandinka origin, which originally indicated a descendant of a marabout, i.e. a West African Muslim teacher and religious leader.... [more]
CEGAMA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ZEGAMA.
CHALAIRE American (South, Rare, ?)
Chalaire is a very rare surname, few people in the United States have the family name and might be raised in the United States. Around 99 people have been found who wears Chalaire as their family name... [more]
French surname which indicated one who lived in an oak wood or near a conspicuous oak tree, derived from Old French chesne "oak" (Late Latin caxinus). In some cases it may be from a Louisiana dialectical term referring to "an area of shrub oak growing in sandy soil" (i.e., "beach ridge, usually composed of sand-sized material resting on clay or mud... [more]
Originally denoted a person from the Spanish town of Chinchilla de Monte-Aragón in the province of Albacete. The place name is possibly of Arabic origin.
CHIRIBOGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of TXIRIBOGA.
CHUCKLER Indian, Telugu
Telugu occupational name for a leather worker, a job historically considered spiritually polluting and impure in India, where the surname belongs to Dalit, or "Untouchables" - members of the lowest caste.
CIGARROA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ZIGARROA.
CISSÉ Western African, Manding (French)
Variant of CEESAY used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Most likely something to do with a fortress. Meaning currently unknown.
CLAVEL Spanish
Metonymic occupational name for a spice trader or a nail maker, derived from Spanish clavel or Catalan clavell meaning "nail", later also "clove", itself a derivative of Latin clavellus "nail".
Metonymic occupational name for a nail maker, ultimately from Latin clavellus "nail", but in some cases possibly from the same word in the sense "smallpox, rash". A fictional bearer is Miss Clavel, a nun and teacher in Ludwig Bemelmans's 'Madeline' series of children's books (introduced in 1939).
CLUTTERBUCK English, Dutch (Anglicized, ?)
English surname of unknown origin, possibly a corrupted form of a Dutch surname derived from Dutch klateren "to clatter" and beek "brook". The original surname may have been brought to England by Flemish weavers whom Edward III brought to England in the 14th century to teach their techniques to the English, or by Huguenots who fled the Netherlands in the 16th century to escape religious persecution... [more]
CLY Navajo
From Navajo tłʼaaí meaning ‎"lefty, left-handed one", from the verb nishtłʼa ‎"to be left-handed".
COALLA Asturian (Spanish)
Castilianized form of CUAYA.
Habitational name from Coggeshall in Essex, England, which was derived from Cogg, an Old English personal name, and Old English halh meaning "nook, recess".
Medieval English nickname which meant "idle dreamer" from Cockaigne, the name of an imaginary land of luxury and idleness in medieval myth. The place may derive its name from Old French (pays de) cocaigne "(land of) plenty", ultimately from the Low German word kokenje, a diminutive of koke "cake" (since the houses in Cockaigne are made of cake).
CONWAY Welsh, Scottish, Irish
As a Welsh surname, it comes from the name of a fortified town on the coast of North Wales (Conwy formerly Conway), taken from the name of the river on which it stands. The river name Conwy may mean "holy water" in Welsh.... [more]
COOGLER German (Americanized)
Americanized form of KUGLER.
Nickname meaning "crow, jackdaw" in Italian, applied to someone who was talkative or thought to resemble a crow or jackdaw in some other way.
CORNELLANA Asturian (Spanish)
Castilianized form of CURNIANA.
Traditionally an Irish surname meaning "spear". From the Irish Gaelic corragán which is a double diminutive of corr 'pointed'.
CORTÁZAR Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of KORTAZAR.
COTTRELL English, French
First found in Derbyshire where the family "Cottrell" held a family seat and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege lord for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings, 1066CE... [more]
CREEPINGBEAR Native American, Arapaho (?)
From the English words creeping and bear.
CRUCHAGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of KRUTXAGA.
CRUMP English
Originally a nickname for a crippled or deformed person, from Middle English cromp, crump meaning "bent, crooked, stooping" (from Old English crumb).
CUDDIHY Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuidighthigh meaning "descendant of CUIDIGHTHEACH".
CULLY English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Colla meaning "descendant of Colla". The Old Irish name Colla was a variant of Conla (perhaps the same CONNLA).
DAAE Literature, Norwegian, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Norwegian surname, originating in Trondheim in the 17th century. Also a variant of Daa, the name of a Danish noble family which originated in Southern Jutland in the 14th century... [more]
DANZ German
Derived from a given name, a short form of the name Tandulf, the origins of which are uncertain. (In some cases, however, this surname may have originated as a nickname denoting a person who liked to dance, from the Middle High German word tanz, danz "dance".)
Parisianized form of D’BAILLEU.
DEBS French
From the given name Debus, a variant of Thebs or Thebus, which was an altered short form of MATTHEUS. This was borne by American union leader Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926).
DE LA RÚA Galician (Spanish)
Castilianized form of DA RÚA.
Means "son of DEMID". This was the name of a Russian industrialist family prominent in the 18th and 19th centuries. A bearer of the feminine form Demidova was Anna Stepanovna Demidova (1878-1918), a lady-in-waiting in the service of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna who acquired posthumous fame for being executed alongside her employer in 1918.
Means "son of DEMYAN".
DENAUT French (Rare, ?)
Possibly a variant of Denault.
DESANGES French (Rare)
Means "from the angels", possibly connected to the French title of the Virgin Mary Notre Dame des Anges, meaning "Our Lady of the Angels". Bearers of this surname include Louis William Desanges (1822-1905), an English artist of French descent, and French historian Jehan Desanges (1929-).
Either a topographic name for someone living among rocks or a habitational name from any of several places named with this word, meaning "from the rocks" in French.
Derived from the Germanic given name THEUDOBALD.
DIMARUCUT Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be caught" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and dukot meaning "draw out, pull".
DINEEN Irish (Anglicized)
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín which meant "descendant of Duinnín". The byname Duinnín was derived from a diminutive of Gaelic donn meaning "brown" (i.e. "brown-haired man") or "chieftain".
DOBY English
From a diminutive of the given name Dob or Dobbe, itself a medieval diminutive of ROBERT (one of several rhyming nicknames of Robert in which the initial letter was altered; compare HOBBS).
DOLPHIN English, Irish
Derived from the Old Norse personal name DÓLGFINNR.
DRABKIN Belarusian, Jewish
Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from Yiddish drabke “loose woman”. Can also be from drabki Belarusian 'light cart' (+ the same suffix -in), an occupational name for a coachman (Alexander Beider).... [more]
DRAGOO American, French (Huguenot)
Americanized form of Dragaud, a French (Huguenot) surname derived from the Germanic given name Dragwald, itself derived from the elements drag- meaning "to carry" and wald "power, rule".
DRAPKIN Belarusian, Jewish
Phonetic spelling in Belarus of DRABKIN... [more]
DRENNAN Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
From Gaelic Ó Draighneáin meaning "descendant of Draighneán", a byname meaning "blackthorn".
DROPKIN Jewish, Belarusian
Jewish (from Belarus): nickname from Belorussian drobka ‘crumb’+ the eastern Slavic patronymic suffix -in.... [more]
DRURY English, French, Irish
Originally a Norman French nickname, derived from druerie "love, friendship" (itself a derivative of dru "lover, favourite, friend" - originally an adjective, apparently from a Gaulish word meaning "strong, vigourous, lively", but influenced by the sense of the Old High German element trut, drut "dear, beloved").... [more]
DRYDEN English
Possibly from an English place name meaning "dry valley" from the Old English elements drȳġe "dry" and denu "valley". A notable bearer was the English poet, literary critic, translator and playwright John Dryden (1631-1700).
ECHAGÜE Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ETXAGUE.
ECHALAR Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ETXALAR.
ECHAURI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ETXAURI.
ECHEGARAY Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ETXEGARAI.
ECHENIQUE Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ETXENIKE.
ECHEVERRI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ETXEBERRI.
ECONOMOS Greek (Anglicized, Expatriate, ?)
Alternate transcription of Greek Οικονόμος (see Oikonomos), which was an occupational surname meaning "one who manages a household, steward of an estate, housekeeper" from the ancient Greek word οἰκόνομος (oikonomos), itself derived from οἶκος (oikos) "house, household" and νόμος (nomos) "law, custom".
EDGELL English
Probably derived from the Old English given name ECGWULF.
EGUÍA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of EGIA.
EGUIARRETA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of EGIARRETA.
ELARDO Italian
Possibly from a variant of the given name Ilardo, which may be a form of the Germanic name ADALHARD (see also ILARDI).
ELCANO Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ELKANO.
ELEJALDE Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ELEXALDE.
ELGUETA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ELGETA.
ELGUEZÁBAL Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ELGEZABAL.
ELIÁŠ Czech, Slovak (?)
Derived from the given name ELIÁŠ.
ELIAS Greek, Catalan, Portuguese, English, Welsh, German, Dutch, Jewish
Derived from the medieval given name ELIAS. Compare ELLIS.
ELPHEE English
Derived from the Old English given name ÆLFWIG.
ELSEGOOD English (British), English (Australian)
Derived from an Old English given name, possibly *Ælfgod or *Æðelgod, in which the second element is god "god". (Another source gives the meaning "temple-god", presumably from ealh and god.)... [more]
Means "son of Enevold".
ENJOLRAS Literature
From a surname which was from Occitan enjeura meaning "to terrify". This was the name of a charismatic activist in Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Misérables' (1862).
ERRÁZURIZ Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ERRATZURIZ.
ESCUELLA Popular Culture
Based on Spanish escuela meaning "school". This was used for a character in the video games 'Red Dead Redemption' (2010) and 'Red Dead Redemption 2' (2018).
ESKELL Old Danish
Variant of ESKIL, a form (found in Old Danish) of the Norse name ÁSKELL, ÁSKETILL.
From a short form of Spanish del Espíritu Santo meaning "of the Holy Spirit, of the Holy Ghost" (Latin Spiritus Sanctus), which was the second part of religious compound names formed from the bearer's given name and del Espíritu Santo... [more]
ESPLIN Scottish
Scottish variant of ASPLIN. This was borne by the English stained glass artist and muralist Mabel Esplin (1874-1921).
ESPOZ Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of ESPOTZ.
ETIENAM Nigerian, Ibibio (?), Spanish (Caribbean, ?)
This is a name which originates from the Calabar/Akwa Ibom region of southeastern Nigeria. It means "a doer of good, or benevolent". It is also found in Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Cuba (El Oriente) which have populations of people of Ibibio/Efik decent known as "Carabali".
EVOLA Italian
Perhaps a topographic name from Italian ebbio, a type of plant known as danewort in English (genus Sambucus), itself derived from Latin ebullus; alternatively, it may have been a habitational name for a person from a minor place named with this word... [more]
EYRE English
Derived from Middle English eyer, eir "heir", originally denoting a man who was designated to inherit or had already inherited the main property in a particular locality. The surname was borne by the heroine of Charlotte Brontë's 'Jane Eyre' (1847).
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fathaidh or Ó Fathaigh meaning "descendant of Fathadh", a given name derived from the Gaelic word fothadh "base, foundation".... [more]
FAHY Irish
Variant of FAHEY.
From an English surname meaning "servant of Fair", Fair being derived from Old English fæger used as a personal name.
Means "son of FEOKTIST".
Means "son of FERAPONT".
FIGUEIREDO Galician, Portuguese
It literally means "fig tree orchard", denoting someone who either lived near one or worked at one.
Derived from the given name FIORAVANTE.
FITZEMPRESS History, Anglo-Norman
Means "son of the empress" in Anglo-Norman French. The three sons of Empress Matilda were known as Henry FitzEmpress (King Henry II of England), Geoffrey FitzEmpress, Count of Nantes, and William FitzEmpress, Count of Poitou.
FITZOOTH Folklore (?)
Fitzooth means "son of a nobleman". Robin Hood's real name was Robert Fitzooth.
Means "son of ROBERT" in Anglo-Norman French.
Means "son of WALTER" in Anglo-Norman French.
FLENOT American (South, ?)
I think this could be a French Indian name however, it may be misspelled, and I don't know the correct spelling.
Patronymic derived from the medieval given name Florea, which was probably a derivative of Romanian floare "flower" (from Latin flos, accusative florem) with the diminutive suffix -ea... [more]
As a northern Irish surname it is derived from the Gaelic personal name Searrach, which was based on searrach "foal, colt" and anglicized as Foley because of its phonetic similarity to English foal.
FORSYTH Scottish
Variant of FORSYTHE. Known bearers include the Scottish botanist William Forsyth (1737-1804), after whom the genus Forsythia is named, and Scottish inventor Alexander John Forsyth (1769-1843).
FORSYTHE Scottish, Northern Irish
This surname has two possible origins. The more accepted explanation is that it comes from the Gaelic given name Fearsithe, which means "man of peace" from the elements fear "man" and sithe "peace"... [more]
Derived from the Germanic given name Folcwald, which was composed of the elements fulc "people" and wald "power, leader, ruler"... [more]
FOUQUEREAU French (Quebec)
Jean Fouquereau was born on November 6, 1617, in Anjou, Isère, France, his father, Louis, was 23 and his mother, Catherine, was 20. He married Renee Bataille on December 31, 1639, in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France... [more]
GAÍNZA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of GAINTZA.
GALICKI Jewish, Polish
A Jewish and Polish surname for someone from a lost location called 'Galice'
Gangelhoff - German
GANGEMI Sicilian, Italian
Arab origin meaning healer
Variant of GASCOIGNE, which was originally a regional name for someone from the province of Gascony, via Old French Gascogne.
GAVIRIA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of GABIRIA.
Patronymic formed from a diminutive of GIB.
GIORGAINA Greek (Archaic)
Andronymic meaning "wife of GEORGIOS". This was used in early modern Greece, at which time a married woman's surname was formed from her husband's given name and the suffix -αινα (-aina)... [more]
From the late Old English personal name GOLDING, which was derived from GOLDA (or the feminine form GOLDE) and the patronymic suffix -ing.... [more]
A famous bearer is a journalist well known from the educational TV, JAMY Gourmaud
GOYCOECHEA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of GOIKOETXEA.
GOYENECHE Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of GOIENETXE.
GRANTAIRE Literature
This is the name of a minor character in Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Misérables' (1862), a follower of the revolutionary ENJOLRAS.
Originally given to a person who lived near a grassy path, from Middle English grene "green" and weye "road, path" (cf. WAY).... [more]
Derived from the given name GORONWY.
GRIMES English
Patronymic derived from GRIME.... [more]
From a diminutive of Grice, which was originally a nickname for a grey-haired man, derived from Middle English grice, gris meaning "grey" (itself from Old French gris, apparently of Germanic origin).
GROZDANOVA Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of Grozdanov, which means "son of GROZDAN".
GUEREÑA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of GEREÑA.
From a medieval nickname for a greedy person (from Old French goulafre "glutton"). Jonathan Swift used it in his satire 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726), about the shipwrecked ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver, whose adventures "offer opportunities for a wide-ranging and often savage lampooning of human stupidity and vice."
From Creek Ha'chō meaning "crazy brave; recklessly brave".
HARO Spanish (Mexican)
Perhaps a shortened version of the name "de Haro"
From Navajo hataałii meaning ‎"medicine man, shaman", literally "singer" (from the verb hataał ‎"he sings, he is chanting").
From the Middle English male personal name Havelok, from Old Norse Hafleikr, literally "sea sport". It was borne by the British general Sir Henry Havelock (1795-1857).
HAWLEY English, Scottish
Means "hedged meadow". It comes from the English word haw, meaning "hedge", and Saxon word leg, meaning "meadow". The first name HAWLEY has the same meaning.
English surname of uncertain origin, possibly from the Old English given name Hægluc, a diminutive of the unrecorded name *Hægel, found in various place names... [more]
HAYMES English
Patronymic derived from the Norman given name HAMO.
HEARD English
Occupational name for a tender of animals, normally a cowherd or shepherd, from Middle English herde (Old English hi(e)rde).
HENDAYE Basque (French)
Parisianized form of HENDAIA.
HEREK Croatian (?), Polish (?)
Unsure but read it’s Croatian but I also heard Polish
HIGUAÍN Spanish (Rare), Basque (Spanish)
Derived from the Basque surname Iguain, of uncertain origin.
From the name of a place in Leicestershire meaning "Hynca's wood", from the Old English byname Hynca, derivative of hún "bear cub", and leah "woodland, clearing".
From the Karelian given name Hokka (a derivative of Russian FOKA) combined with the Finnish surname suffix -nen.
HOLLIER English, French
Occupational name for a male brothel keeper, from a dissimilated variant of Old French horier "pimp", which was the agent noun of hore "whore, prostitute". Hollier was probably also used as an abusive nickname in Middle English and Old French.... [more]
English: occupational name for a brothelkeeper; originally a feminine form of HOLLIER.
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