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This is a list of submitted surnames in which an editor of the name is Beautiful Victory.
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Brager Norwegian (Rare)
From the name of any of the various farmsteads in eastern Norway, which may have derived their name from a river name meaning "roaring", "thundering".
Brahe Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Danish and Swedish noble family with roots in Scania and Halland, southern Sweden (both provinces belonged to Denmark when the family was founded). A notable bearer was Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).
Braille French
Braille is a writing system used by people with vision impairment. It was named after its inventor Louis Braille (1809-1852).
Branner Danish, German, English
Danish variant of BRANDER and German variant of BRANTNER.
Brännström Swedish
Combination of Swedish bränna "to burn" and ström "stream".
Branting Swedish
A combination of Swedish brant "steep hill" and the suffix -ing. A famous bearer was Hjalmar Branting (1860–1925), Prime Minister of Sweden in the 1920s.
Bråthen Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse broti "land cleared for cultivation by burning". This was a common farm name in southeastern Norway.
Brattén Swedish (Rare)
Composed of the personal name Bratt and the common surname suffix -én (ultimately from Latin -enius "descendant of").
Braunershrither German, Dutch, English
This name mean Leather (Tanned) Knight, or a fighter of leather armor, or in Dutch, Leather writer, one who branded print on leather
Breece English
Variant of Breese or Preece.
Brekke Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse brekka meaning "hill, slope".
Brenden Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse brenna "land cleared for cultivation by burning" (also known as svedjebruk "slash-and-burn agriculture").
Brenna Norwegian
Variant of Brenden, a Norwegian surname derived from brenna "land cleared for cultivation by burning" (also known as svedjebruk "slash-and-burn agriculture").
Brevik Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farms named Brevik, from Norwegian bred "broad" and vik "bay".
Brindley English
Habitational name from a place in England so named. From Old English berned "burnt" and leah "woodland clearing".
Brinson English
Habitational name from Briençun in northern France.
Britnell English
Habitational name from a place called Brinton in Norfolk, England. See Brinton.
Brodén Swedish
Likely composed of Swedish bro "bridge" and the common surname suffix -én (ultimately derived from Latin -enius).
Broderick Irish, Welsh, English
Surname which comes from two distinct sources. As a Welsh surname it is derived from ap Rhydderch meaning "son of Rhydderch". As an Irish surname it is an Anglicized form of Ó Bruadair meaning "descendent of Bruadar"... [more]
Brolin Swedish
Composed of Swedish bro "bridge" and the common surname suffix -in.
Brolin English (Anglicized, Rare)
In the case of American actors James and Josh Brolin, it seems to be derived form Burderlin, an anglicized form of Brüderlin.
Bromley English
Habitational name from any of the many places so called in England. Most of them derived from Old English brom "broom" and leah "woodland clearing".
Broomfield English
From a place name meaning "gorse field", from Old English brom "gorse" and feld "field, open country".
Brorsson Swedish
Means "son of Bror".
Broughton English
Habitational name from any of the many places so called in England. The first name element is derived from Old English broc "brook", burh "fortress", or beorg "castle". The second element is derived from Old English tun "settlement, dwelling".
Bruins Dutch
Patronymic from Bruin meaning "brown" in Dutch.
Bryngelsson Swedish
Means "son of Bryngel".
Bryntesson Swedish
Means "son of Brynte"
Buckman English
Occupational name for a goatherd (Middle English bukkeman) or scholar (Old English bucman "book man"). It could also be a shortened form of Buckingham or a variant of BUCKNAM.
Buono Italian, English
Nickname derived from Italian buono "good".
Burch English
Variant of Birch.
Burdock English
Meaning unknown.
Bure Old Swedish, Swedish
This was the name of an influential family in 16th century Sweden. The name originated from the village Bure (now known as Bureå) in Skellefteå parish in Northern Sweden. The village got its name from the nearby Bure River (Swedish: Bure älv, Bureälven) whose name was derived from the Swedish dialectal word burra "buzz, rumble".
Burger English, German, Dutch
Status name for a freeman of a borough. From Middle English burg, Middle High German burc and Middle Dutch burch "fortified town". Also a German habitational name for someone from a place called Burg.
Burken English
English variant of Birkin (see Burkins).
Burney English, Irish
Form of the French place name of 'Bernay' or adapted from the personal name Bjorn, ultimately meaning "bear".
Burris English
Variant of English Burrows or German BÖRRIES.
Burrow English
Used to describe someone who lives in a burrow, which makes this surname’s meaning “he whom lives in a burrow.”
Burrows English
Variant of Burroughs. A name for someone who lived by a hill or tumulus, also may be a further derivation from Old English bur "bower" and hus "house".
Byam English
Probably means "person from Bytham", Lincolnshire ("homestead in a valley bottom"). Glen Byam Shaw (1904-1986) was a British theatre director.
Byberg Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish and Norwegian by "village" and berg "mountain".
Byfield English
Either a habitational name from a place named Byfield, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a field.
Bylin Swedish
A combination of Swedish by "village" and the suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of"
Bylund Swedish
Combination of Swedish by "village" and lund "grove".
Byre English
Probably derived from Old English bȳre "farm, barn".
Bystedt Swedish
A combination of Swedish by "village" and German stedt "home, place".
Caccavale Italian
Possibly a combination of cacare "to shit" and vale "valley".
Cacciatore Italian
Derived from Italian cacciatore meaning "hunter, huntsman", ultimately derived from cacciare meaning "to hunt".
Cadbury English
Derived from Norman French
Callander Scottish, English, Swedish (Rare)
Habitational name from various places so named in Scotland. ... [more]
Callender Scottish
Variant of Scottish Callander or German Kalander.
Callender English
Occupational name for a person who finished freshly woven cloth by passing it between heavy rollers to compress the weave. From Old Franch calandrier, calandreur.
Canning English, Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
Habitational name from a place so named in England. From the Old English byname Cana and -ingas meaning "people of".... [more]
Cantwell Irish, English
A surname used in the South of England.... [more]
Cargill Scottish, English
Habitational name from a place so named in Scotland.
Carlander Swedish
Combination of the given name Karl or Swedish karl "man" and ander, from classical Greek andros, "man".
Carlberg Swedish
Combination of the given name Carl or Swedish karl "man", and berg "mountain".
Carlin Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cairealláin (sometimes also anglicized as Carlton), meaning "descendant of Caireallán"... [more]
Carlin French
From a pet form of Charles.
Carlin Swedish (Rare)
Combination of the given name Karl, which is also a common place name prefix, and the common surname suffix -in (originally from Latin -inus "descendant of").
Carlin Italian
Derived from a pet form of the given name Carlo.
Carlin Jewish (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Karlin.
Carlin German
Habitational name from a place named Carlin in Germany.
Carling Swedish
From the personal name Karl, which is also a common place name prefix, and the common surname suffix -ing "belonging to".
Carling English (American)
Americanized form of German Garling or Gerling.
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.
Carney Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catharnaigh "descendant of Catharnach", a byname meaning "warlike".
Cashion Irish
Anglicized form of either Mac Caisin or Ó Caisin meaning "descendant of Caisín" (see Cassidy).
Cedergren Swedish
Combination of Swedish ceder "cedar" and gren "branch".
Cederqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish ceder "cedar" and kvist "twig, branch".
Celda Spanish (Modern, Rare), Filipino (Modern, Rare)
The Spanish word for 'cell', as in prison cell.
Celsius Swedish (Archaic), History
Latinized form of Högen "the mound" (Latin: celsus), the name of a vicarage in Ovanåker parish, Sweden. Celsius is a unit of measurement for temperature named for Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744).
Chatwin English
Old English given name CEATTA combined with Old English (ge)wind "winding ascent".
Chaudhry Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Chaudhary.
Chiaki Japanese (Rare)
Depending on the kanji used can mean different things. Chi means "thousand" or "wisdom" and aki means "bright", "autumn", "sparkle", "crystal ball" or "shining". This is the last name of Naomi Chiaki, a Japanese singer... [more]
Childers English
Probably a habitational name from some lost place named Childerhouse, from Old English cildra "child" and hus "house". This may have referred to some form of orphanage.
Chino Japanese (Rare)
Written with characters Chi ("Micanthus Reed") and No ("Feild").
Clayberg English
Meaning is unknown, but it most likely means "clay mountain", from surnames Clay "clay" and Berg "mountain".
Cleveland Norwegian (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Norwegian Kleiveland or Kleveland, habitational names from any of five farmsteads in Agder and Vestlandet named with Old Norse kleif "rocky ascent" or klefi "closet" (an allusion to a hollow land formation) and land "land".
Clooney English, Irish
From Gaelic Ó Cluanaigh meaning "descendant of Cluanach". Cluanach was a given name derived from Irish clauna "deceitful, flattering, rogue".
Collin Swedish
Either a combination of an unknown first name element (possibly derived from a place name) and the common surname suffix -in, or a variant of German Colin.
Connick Yiddish
Variation on Koenig.
Conradi German, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from a patronymic from the given name Konrad.
Corbett English, Scottish, Welsh
Nickname from Norman French corbet meaning 'little crow, raven'. This surname is thought to have originated in Shropshire. The surname was taken by bearers to Scotland in the 12th Century, and to Northern Ireland in the 17th Century.... [more]
Corder French (Anglicized, Archaic), English (American)
Linked to both English, French and Spanish origin. Cordier, Cordero, Corder- one who makes cord. Can refer to both the act of making cords (rope), cores of fire wood, or actual location names.... [more]
Corsi Italian
Patronymic or plural form of CORSO.
Coulson English
Means "son of Cole".
Crabbe English, Literature, Popular Culture
The character 'Vincent Crabbe' has this surname in the Harry Potter series.
Cramer German, English
Variant of German surname Krämer.
Cranston Scottish
Combination of the Old English byname Cran "crane" and Old English tun "settlement".
Creamer English
Derived from Middle English and Old French creme "cream". This was an occupational name for a seller of dairy products.
Crichton English, Scottish
Variant of Creighton. It could also in some cases be an anglicized form of Dutch Kruchten.
Crossan Irish
Irish reduced form of McCrossen, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Chrosáin ‘son of the satirist’... [more]
Crosthwaite English
Means the clering of the cross
Cudak Polish
Means "oddity, crank" in Polish. It can also come from the word cud meaning "miracle, wonder".
Cugini Italian (Rare)
Means "cousins" in Italian.
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).
Curie French
Occupational name for a farm hand, from Old French éscuerie "stable".
Cuyler Dutch
Variant of Koole or Kuilart.
Cyrus English
From the given name Cyrus. A notable bearer is American singer and songwriter, Miley Cyrus (1992-).
Czerwonka Polish
Derived from Polish czerwony meaning "red", probably a nickname for a person who had red hair or a ruddy complexion, or for someone who frequently wore the colour red.
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]
Dahlberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and berg "mountain".
Dahlby Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and by "village".
Dahlén Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and the common surname suffix -én.
Dahlgren Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and gren "branch".
Dahlin Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and the common surname suffix -in.
Dahlqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish dal "valley" and qvist "twig, branch".
Dahlström Swedish
Derived from Swedish dal "valley" and ström "stream".
Daice English
Of obscure origin and meaning.
Dale Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Dall.
Dale Norwegian, Danish
Habitational name from any of the various farmsteads called Dale in Norway. Derived from Old Norse dalr "valley".
D'Alessandro Italian
From the given name Alessandro.
Dalin Swedish
Variant of Dahlin.
Dall Irish
Derived from Old Irish dall, a byname meaning "blind".
Danielle American
From the given name Danielle.
Daugaard Danish
Danish name element gård "farmstead, yard" combined with prefix dau of unknown origin. ... [more]
Davidsson Swedish
Means "son of David".
Dax English
Either derived from the town of Dax in France or from the Old English given name Dæcca (of unknown meaning).
De Geer Dutch, Swedish
The name is possibly derived from the town of Geer near Liège, Belgium. The town lies along the course of the river Jeker, which is called Geer in French.
Del Frate Italian
Italian in origin, meaning; "of the monk"
Deniz Turkish
Means "sea" in Turkish.
Denning English
Derived from the Old English name DYNNA.
Denning Irish
Variant of Dineen.
De Roos Dutch
From Dutch roos "rose" (see Roos).
Detweiler German (Swiss)
From the name of a village in Switzerland or from one with a similar name (Dettweiler) in France.
De Vil Popular Culture
Cruella de Vil is fictional character appearing as the antagonist of the novel 'One Hundred and One Dalmatians' (1956) by Dodie Smith, as well as in the 1961 animated movie '101 Dalmatians' and the 1996 live-action movie with the same name... [more]
Diamant Jewish
Derived from Yiddish דימענט (diment) meaning "diamond".
Diamantopoulos Greek
Means "son of Diamanto" in Greek.
Dickerman English, German, Jewish
Possibly derived from Middle High German dic(ke) "strong, thick" and Mann "man, male, husband".
Dixie English
From the given name Dick or from the Latin word dixi "I have spoken".
Djärv Swedish (Rare)
Means "bold, daring" in Swedish.
Djerf Swedish
Variant of Djärv.
Djokoto African
from Togo Lome, Vogan in west Africa from the djokoto family.
Dodson English (British)
Means "son of Dodd" (see Dudda).
Doi Japanese
Do ("Earth") + I ("Habitation") or ("Well, Mineshaft") in a different region. "Earth Well" is used mainly in the west and in Shikoku, the "Earth Habitation" kanji is used in eastern Japan. This name isn't rare and considered out of the ordinary, but it's uncommon to the ears.
Dopson English
Means "son of Dobbe".
Dorn German, German (Austrian), Dutch, Flemish, English
Means "thorn" in German.
Drag Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several farms named Drag. The place name is related to Old Norse draga "to pull" (compare modern Norwegian dra with the same meaning) and originally denoted a place where boats were pulled along a river or across an isthmus.
Dube Ndebele, Zulu
It means Zebra. It is usually a surname instead of a person's name used by Zimbabwean Ndebele people and South African Zulu people.... [more]
Dufva Swedish
From Swedish duva "dove, pigeon".
Dunne Irish, English, Scottish
This surname means dark and was likely given to those with a dark complexion or with dark hair.
Duret French
Derived from French dur meaning "hard, tough".
Durkin Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of Mac Duarcáin meaning "son of Duarcán".
Dykema Dutch
Derived from DYK, a Dutch form of Dyke.
Ealey English
Variant of Ely.
East English
From the English vocabulary word, ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *austrą "east". It originally denoted someone who lived to the east of something, or someone who came from the east.
Eastman English
Derived from the Old English given name Eastmund, or a variant of East.
Eckland English (Rare), Norwegian (Anglicized, Rare, Expatriate), Swedish (Anglicized, Expatriate)
Possibly a variant of Ecklund. It might also be an anglicization of the rare Swedish surname Ekland or of a Norwegian name derived from several farmsteads named with eik "oak" and land "land".
Ecklund English
English spelling of Swedish Eklund.
Eckström Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Ekström. Ekström is often anglicized as Eckstrom.
Economides Greek
Patronymic form of Economos.
Edén Swedish
Possibly a habitational name from a place named with the element ed "isthmus". In some cases it could also be a shortened form of EDENIUS (a combination of Swedish ed "isthmus" and the Latin suffix -enius "descendant of").
Edgerton English
From a place name meaning either "settlement of Ecghere" or "settlement of Ecgheard" (see Ekkehard).
Edin Swedish
Variant of Edén.
Edström Swedish
Combination of Swedish ed "isthmus" and ström "stream".
Edvardsson Swedish
Means "son of Edvard".
Eek Swedish, Norwegian
Variant of Ek.
Eek Estonian
Possibly a corruption of Estonian leek, meaning "flame" or "blaze". Or perhaps a corruption of the Swedish word ek "oak" (see Ek).
Egeland Norwegian
From the name of several farmsteads in Norway named with Norwegian eik "oak" and land "land".
Egner Norwegian (Rare)
From the name of a farm in Norway, of unknown origin. A known bearer was Norwegian playwright Thorbjørn Egner (1912-1990).
Eidsness Norwegian (Expatriate)
From Old Norse eið "isthmus" and nes "headland". This was the name of a farmstead in Norway.
Eira Sami
Derived form the given name Erik.
Ekberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and berg "mountain".
Ekdahl Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and dal "valley".
Ekdal Swedish
Variant of Ekdahl.
Eke Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Ek.
Ekern Norwegian (Rare)
From Old Norse ekra "meadow, field". This was the name of a farmstead in Norway.
Ekholm Swedish
Composed of the elements ek "oak" and holm "islet"
Ekland Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and land "land". A famous bearer is Swedish actress Britt Ekland (b. 1942), but in her case, the name is a variant of Eklund.
Eklöf Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and löf, an archaic spelling of löv, "leaf".
Ekman Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and man "man".
Ekström Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and ström "stream, river, current".
Ekvall Swedish
Composed of Swedish ek "oak" and vall "field, pasture".
Elander Swedish
Combination of an unexplained first element and the common Swedish surname suffix -ander (originally from Greek aner, andros "man").
Eldjárn Icelandic (Rare)
Derived from the Icelandic given name Eldjárn.
Elestial English (British, Modern, Rare)
First used as a surname in September 2000, first appearing on a birth certificate in July 2009. Meaning "protected by angels"; the origin is an adopted surname from a type of quartz crystal, often referred to as a new millennium crystal... [more]
Elfving Swedish
Possibly a combination of an obsolete spelling of Swedish älv "river" and the suffix -ing (ultimately from Proto-Germanic -ingaz) meaning "coming from, belonging to, descending from"... [more]
Elis Medieval English
A transition of the given name
Ellefsen Norwegian
Means "son of Ellef".
Ellingsen Norwegian
Means "son of Elling".
Elo Finnish
Means "life" in Finnish.
Elofsson Swedish
Means "son of Elof".
Elwood English
It's either from a place name in Gloucestershire, England called Ellwood that is derived from Old English ellern "elder tree" and wudu "wood", or a form of the Old English personal name Ælfweald, composed of the elements ælf "elf" and weald "rule".
Emilsson Icelandic, Swedish
Means "son of Emil".
Eneborg Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish en "juniper" and borg "castle".
Eng Swedish, Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse eng "meadow".
Engdahl Swedish
Combination of Swedish äng "meadow" and dal "valley".
Engelsen Norwegian
Means "son of Engel".
Engen Norwegian
From the name of several farms in Norway named with the singular definite form of Eng.
England Norwegian (Rare)
From the name of several farms in Norway, named with Old Norse eng "meadow" and land "land".
Englund Swedish, English
Combination of Swedish äng "meadow" and lund "grove".
Engstrøm Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of Engström.
Enhörning Swedish (Rare)
Perhaps created in a similar manner as the German surname Einhorn.
Enroth Swedish
Combination of Swedish en "juniper" and rot "root".
Erber Jewish, German
Meaning uncertain. Either a habitational name for someone living in a place named Erb or Erp, a name for a owner of a farm named Erbhof (derived from MIddle High German erbære "honorable, noble"), or derived from the given name Erpo.
Erikson English, Swedish
Means "son of Erik". This was famously used by Icelandic explorer Leif Erikson (Old Norse: Leifr Eiríksson).
Erixon Swedish
Variant spelling of Eriksson.
Erlander Swedish
Derived from the personal name Erland. A famous bearer was Swedish politician Tage Erlander (1901-1985), Prime Minister of Sweden between 1946 and 1969... [more]
Erlandsson Swedish
Means "son of Erland".
Ersson Swedish
Contracted form of Eriksson.
Evanovich Russian
Means "son of Evan".
Evenrud Norwegian, American
From the name of several farms in Eastern Norway.
Exner German (Silesian)
Variant of Oxner (see Ochsner).
Fager Swedish
From Swedish fager, an archaic word meaning ”pretty, fair”.
Fäldt Swedish
Variant of Feldt.
Falkenberg German, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several places named from Old High German falk "falcon" and berg "mountain, hill".
Fält Swedish
Means "field" in Swedish.
Fältskog Swedish
Combination of Swedish fält "field" and skog "forest". Agnetha Fältskog (b. 1950) is a Swedish singer and former member of ABBA.
Farah Arabic
From the given name Farah.
Farand English (Canadian), French (Quebec)
Derived from the given name FARIMOND or from the French word ferrer meaning "to be clad in iron" or "to shoe a horse".
Farrow English
Northern English: hyper-corrected form of Farrar, occupational name for a smith or worker in iron. The original -ar or -er ending of this name came to be regarded as an error, and was changed to -ow.
Fast German, Swedish
Either a short form of a name starting with the element fast meaning "steadfast, firm", or a nickname for a reliable steadfast person.
Fáta Hungarian
From the old pagan name Fáta.
Fata Italian
Derived from fata "fairy" or a variant of FATO.
Felder German, Croatian
Derived from German feld, meaning "field".
Fell English
From Middle English fell ”high ground”, ultimately derived from Old Norse fjall, describing one who lived on a mountain.
Ferding Scandinavian
Meaning unknown.
Ferm Swedish
Derived from Swedish färm "quick, prompt".
Fett Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from Old Norse fit "land, shore". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway.
Fett Popular Culture
Last Name of Bounty hunters Jango and Boba Fett from STAR WARS.