Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which an editor of the name is Beautiful Victory.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Finan Irish
Means "descendant of Fionnán", anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fionnáin.
Finstad Norwegian
Means "Finn's farmstead", from the given name Finn 2 and Old Norse staðr "farmstead, dwelling". This was the name of several farms in Norway.
Fišer Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Czech, Slovak and Slovene form of Fischer.
Fiske English, Norwegian
From the traditionally Norwegian habitational surname, from the Old Norse fiskr "fish" and vin "meadow". In England and Denmark it was a surname denoting someone who was a "fisherman" or earned their living from selling fish.
Fiveland Norwegian (Rare)
From the name of a farm in Norway named with the word fivel possibly meaning "cottongrass, bog cotton". This plant grows in abundance in the marshy land near the location of the farm.
Fjellström Swedish
Combination of Swedish fjäll "mountain, fell" and ström "stream, river".
Flanders English
Given to a person who was from Flanders in the Netherlands (compare Fleming).
Fling Irish, English
Perhaps derived from Flynn.
Flink Swedish
From Swedish flink, an adjective for someone who is quick and accurate.
Flo Norwegian
Famous bearers include Norwegian footballers and relatives Tore Andre, Håvard, and Jostein Flo of the Norwegian national team that upset Brazil twice in both a friendly in 1997 and a 1998 World Cup group match.
Floberg Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Of uncertain origin. Could possibly be combination of flo, an unexplained element (but probably either ornamental or locational), and berg "mountain", or a habitational name from a place so named.
Flodqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish flod "river" and kvist "twig, branch".
Flook English
Derived from the Old Norse name Flóki.
Florén Swedish
Combination of Latin flor "flower" and the common surname suffix -én.
Fogelström Swedish
From Swedish fågel "bird" and ström "stream".
Førde Norwegian
From Old Norse fyrði dative form of fjórðr "fjord". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway.
Forde English, Irish
Variant of Ford. This is a very common spelling in Ireland.
Forgie Scottish
Possibly a variant of Fergie or a shortened form of Ferguson. It could also be a habitational name from a place so named in Scotland.
Forren Norwegian (Rare)
Derived form the name of a farmstead in Norway named with a word meaning "hollow, gorge".
Fors Swedish
Means "rapid, small waterfall" in Swedish.
Forslöf Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish fors "rapid" and löv "leaf".
Forsman Swedish
Combination of Swedish fors "rapid" (geology) and man "man".
Franzelius Swedish (Rare), German (Rare)
Likely derived from the given name Franz.
Franzén Swedish
Combination of the given name Franz and the popular surname suffix -én, derived from Latin -enius "descendant of".
Fray French, English
From the German surname Frey or the Old French given name FRAY.
Fredman Swedish
Combination of Swedish fred "peace" and man "man".
Fredrickson English, Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Fredrick", sometimes used as an Americanized spelling of Fredriksson or Fredriksen.
Freitag German, Jewish
Means "Friday" in German.
Fries German
Denoted someone from Frisia, an area along the coastal region of the North Sea stretching from Netherlands to Germany.
Friis Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Variant of Fries, found predominantly in Denmark.
Frimodig Swedish
Taken directly from Swedish frimodig meaning "frank, outspoken, bold, ingenuous".
Fröjd Swedish
Swedish cognate of Freud.
From Swedish
From Swedish from "pious, devout, religious, holy".
Fuglesang Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Means "bird song" in Norwegian (compare German Vogelsang).
Fullerton English
Habitational name from a place in Scotland. Derived from Old English fugol "bird" and tun "settlement, enclosure".
Gadolin Finnish (Rare)
Derived from the name of the homestead Magnula in Kalanti (formerly Nykyrko) parish in southwest Finland. Magnula is thought to be associated with Latin magnus "large, big, great" and the name Gadolin is derived from Hebrew gadol with the same meaning... [more]
Galishoff Upper German, German (Austrian)
Derived from the ancient Roman name "Gallus", meaning "rooster" in Latin. "Hoff" meaning house combines the growing or tending to poultry on a farm house, hence the name "Galishoff" which has been modified over the millennia... [more]
Galloway Scottish
Scottish: regional name from Galloway in southwestern Scotland, named as ‘place of the foreign Gaels’, from Gaelic gall ‘foreigner’ + Gaidheal ‘Gael’. From the 8th century or before it was a province of Anglian Northumbria... [more]
Gardlin English (American, Rare)
Possibly an anglicized form of a Swedish surname like Gardelin.
Gavin Scottish, English
From the given name Gavin.
Gaydos Hungarian, English
Anglicized spelling of Hungarian GAJDOS.
Gere English
Variant of Geer, Gehr or Geary, all related to the Old High German element gēr (Old English gār, Old Norse geirr) meaning "spear, arrow". A famous bearer is American actor Richard Gere (b... [more]
Gervais English, French
From the French given name Gervais.
Gjessing Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Used in Norway and Denmark since the 1600s. Probably of German origin.
Glad Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "happy". ... [more]
Glæpur Popular Culture
Means "crime" in Icelandic. Glanni Glæpur, or Robbie Rotten as he is called in English, is a fictional character in the Icelandic children's TV-show 'LazyTown' played by Stefán Karl Stefánsson... [more]
Gløersen Norwegian (Rare)
Means ”son of Gløer”.
Gloop Literature (Rare)
Surname of a character (Augustus Gloop) in Roald Dahl's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Goebbels German, History
Originally an occupational name for a brewer. Paul Joseph Goebbels was a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.
Goodenough English
From a medieval nickname probably applied either to someone of average abilities or to an easily satisfied person; also, perhaps from a medieval nickname meaning "good servant".
Gran Swedish
Variant of Grahn.
Granath Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "grenade". ... [more]
Grande Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Means "tall, large" in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, used as a nickname for a person of large stature.
Grandin French
Diminutive of Grand.
Grandin Italian
Derived from Grande.
Granlund Swedish
Combination of Swedish gran "spruce" and lund "grove".
Granqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish gran "spruce" and kvist "twig, branch".
Graybill English (American)
Anglicized form of Swiss German Krähenbühl, meaning "crow hill".
Gren Swedish
Means "branch" in Swedish.
Grimm English, German, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From a nickname for a stern and forbidding individual, derived from the Old High German word grim "stern, severe". Or possibly from the given name Grímr derived from Old Norse gríma "mask, helmet"... [more]
Grönlund Swedish, Finnish
Combination of Swedish grön "green" and lund "grove".
Guidetti Italian
Derived from the given name Guido.
Guillou French, Breton
Possibly derived from the given name Guillaume.
Gummesson Swedish
Means "son of Gumme".
Guðmundsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Guðmund"; not strictly used as a surname, and is also used as a patronymic.
Guðmundsson Icelandic
Means "son of Guðmund" in Icelandic.
Haaland Norwegian
From Old Norse Hávaland, derived from hár "high" and land "land, farm". This is the name of several farms in Norway.
Hafstein Icelandic
Either derived from the Icelandic given name Hafsteinn or from Norwegian surname Havstein (probably derived from a place name).
Hafsteinsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Hafsteinn" in Icelandic.
Hafsteinsson Icelandic
Means "son of Hafsteinn" in Icelandic.
Hageman Dutch
Combination of Middle Dutch haghe "hedge, enclosure" and #man "man".
Hageman Dutch
Variant of German Hagemann.
Hagemann German, Danish
Combination of Middle Low German hage "enclosure, hedge" and mann "man".
Hägg Swedish
From Swedish hägg meaning "prunus padus", but also known as "hackberry, bird cherry". It is a type of small tree native to northern Asia and Europe.
Häggkvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish hägg "bird cherry" (a type of tree native to Sweden) and kvist "twig".
Hägglund Swedish
Combination of Swedish hägg "bird cherry" (a type of tree native to Sweden) and lund "grove".
Häggström Swedish
Combination of Swedish hägg "bird cherry" and ström "stream, small river".
Hagman Swedish
Combination of Swedish hage "encousure, pasture" and man "man", thus making it a cognate of German Hagemann.
Hagström Swedish
Combination of Swedish hage "enclosure, garden" and ström "stream, small river".
Hagstrom English
Anglicized form of Swedish Hagström.
Hajime Japanese (Rare)
From the given name Hajime meaning "beginning". A notable bearer is Japanese singer Chitose Hajime.
Håkonsen Norwegian
Means "son of Håkon".
Hållberg Swedish (Rare)
The first element might be taken from place names starting with (or containing) , hål, or håll. The second element is Swedish berg "mountain".
Hallberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish hall "hall, stone, rock" and berg "mountain".
Hallén Swedish
Combination of Swedish hall "hall" or häll "rock, stone" and the common surname -én.
Hallett English
Derived from the given name Hallet (see Adalhard).
Halliwell English
Derived from various place names in England named with Old English halig "holy" and well "spring, well".
Hallowell English
Variant of Halliwell meaning "holy spring".
Hallström Swedish
Combination of Swedish hall "hall, stone, rock" and ström "stream, small river".
Halvarsson Swedish
Means "son of Halvar".
Hamill Irish
According to MacLysaght, a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁdhmaill "descendant of Ádhmall", which he derives from ádhmall "active".
Hammar Swedish
From a common place name element ultimately derived from Old Norse hamarr meaning "hammer, stone, steep cliff".
Hammarberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish hammare "hammer" and berg "mountain".
Hammarlund Swedish
Combination of Swedish hammare "hammer" and lund "grove".
Hammarskjöld Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish hammare "hammer" and sköld "shield". A notable bearer was diplomat and Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961).
Hammersmed Norwegian (Archaic, ?), Danish (Archaic, ?)
Occupational name for a blacksmith, from Danish & Norwegian hammer, 'hammer' and smed, 'smith'. See Hammersmith
Hammersmith German, English
Normally an anglicization of German Hammerschmidt. Perhaps also from Norwegian Hammersmed.... [more]
Händel German
Derived from Hans or Heinrich.
Hanks English
Patronymic form of Hank.
Hansdotter Swedish
Means "daughter of Hans". This name is only given to females. A notable bearer is Swedish alpine ski racer Frida Hansdotter (b... [more]
Harbour English
Variant of French Arbour or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of a lodging house, from Old English herebeorg "shelter, lodging".
Hård Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "hard".
Harkness Scottish, English (British), Northern Irish
Apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place (perhaps in the area of Annandale, with which the surname is connected in early records), probably so called from the Old English personal name Hereca (a derivative of the various compound names with the first element here ‘army’) + Old English næss ‘headland’, ‘cape’... [more]
Harmse Dutch, Low German
The surname Harmse is derived from Harms or Harm, a Low-German / Niederdeutsch surname or name. In Plattdeutsch/Low Saxon the word sine is used as a possessive construction, hence Harmse indicates that it is the child of Harms, Harm, or Harmensze... [more]
Hassel Swedish, Norwegian
Means "hazel" in Swedish and Norwegian.
Hauck German
Derived from the first name Hugo.
Haug Norwegian
From Old Norse haugr "hill, mound". See Haugen.
Hauge Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Hauge, from the dative singular of Old Norse haugr "hill, mound".
Haugland Norwegian
From Old Norse haugr "hill, mound" and land "farmstead, land".
Haukebø Norwegian
A combination of Norwegian hauk, derived from Old Norse haukr, "hawk" and , derived from Old Norse bœr, "farm". The meaning refers to hawks sitting abode; as on the roof of a barn.
Hedberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish hed "heath, moor" and berg "mountain".
Hedén Swedish
Combination of Swedish hed "heath, moor" and the common surname suffix -én.
Hedin Swedish
Variant of Hedén.
Hedlund Swedish
Combination of Swedish hed "heath, moor" and lund "grove".
Hedström Swedish
Combination of Swedish hed "heath, moor" and ström "stream, river".
Hedstrom American
Anglicized form of Hedström.
Heider German
Combination of German Heide "heath, headland" and the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. The surname can be either topographic for someone living on or near a heath, or habitational for someone from any place named with the element Heide.
Heigl German
Derived from the given name Hugo.
Heijkenskjöld Swedish (Rare)
Combination of an either German or Dutch first element (possibly Heike) and Swedish sköld "shield".
Heine German, Dutch, Jewish
Derived from a short form of Heinrich.
Heinemann German, Jewish
Combination of Heine, a short form of Heinrich, and Mann "man".
Helander Swedish
The first element is Hel-, which is probably derived from place names ultimately derived from Swedish helig "holy, sacred, blessed" or the male given name Helge... [more]
Helgeson English (American), Swedish (Rare)
Variant or anglicized form of Helgesson or Helgesen.
Helgesson Swedish
Means "son of Helge" in Swedish.
Helgrind Popular Culture
Helgrind is the surname of a King in the fictional series, "Mianite".
Helland Norwegian
The Old Norse name element -land meaning "country, land" combined with either Old Norse hella "flat rock" or hellir "cave". ... [more]
Hellbom Swedish
From Swedish häll, a type of flat rock, and bom "barrier, boom".
Hemmings English
Derived from the given name Hemming. It is the last name of the band member of Five Seconds of Summer (5sos), Luke Hemmings.
Hemsworth English
Habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, England, meaning "Hymel's enclosure".
Henke German
Derived from a diminutive of the name Heinrich.
Hennessee Irish
A variant of the traditionally Irish surname Hennessey or Hennessy, an Anglicization of Ó hAonghusa meaning "‘descendant of Aonghus".
Hentze German, Faroese
Derived from the given names Heinrich or Hans.
Hermansdotter Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Herman". This surname is only used by females.
Hesketh English
Combination of Old Norse hestr "horse" and skeið "racecourse". This is the name of several paces in England.
Hiddleston English, Scottish
Habitational name from a place called Huddleston in Yorkshire, England. The place name was derived from the Old English personal name HUDEL.
Hiltz German
Variant of Hilz.
Himmler German, History
Derived from German Himmel "heaven, sky". This was a topographic name for someone living at a high altitude. ... [more]
Hinz German, Danish (Rare)
Derived from the given name Hinz, a diminutive of Heinrich.
Hjälm Swedish
Variant of Hjelm.
Hjalmarsson Swedish
Means "son of Hjalmar".
Hjelm Swedish, Danish
From Swedish hjälm or Danish hjelm, both derived from Old Norse hjalmr "helmet".
Hjelte Swedish
From Swedish hjälte "hero".
Hjermstad Norwegian (Rare)
Hjerm means royal swords, stad means place. So Hjermstad means "place for the King's swords".
Hjornevik Norwegian
Named after the town of Hjørnevik, Norway
Hoferle German (Austrian)
Means "Yard Clearing" from a Combination of the Austrian word Höfer meaning "yard" or "court" with the ancient suffix "le" meaning woodland or clearing.
Holl German, Dutch, English
Short form of German HÖLD or a topographic name meaning "hollow" or "hole".
Holland Irish (Anglicized), Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓileáin, a variant of Ó hAoláin, from a form of Faolán (with loss of the initial F-)... [more]
Hollis English
Topographic name for someone who lived where holly trees grew.
Hollowell English
Either a variant of Halliwell or derived from another place named with Old English hol "hollow" and wella "spring, well".
Holmgren Swedish
Combination of Swedish holme "islet" and gren "branch".
Holmqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish holm "islet, small island" and kvist "twig".
Holmsten Swedish
Combination of Swedish holm "islet" and sten "stone".
Holter English, German, Norwegian
Derived from English holt meaning "small wood". A topographic name for someone who lived near a small wooden area, as well as a habitational name from a place named with that element.
Homolka Czech
From homolka meaning "(cone-shaped lump of) cream cheese". The word homolka itself is derived from homole "cone". This was either a nickname for a mild person or an occupational name for someone who made cheese.
Höök Swedish
Derived from Swedish hök "hawk".
Hookham English
This surname may derive from Old English hóc meaning "hook, angle" and hám meaning "village, hamlet, dwelling."
Hopperstad Norwegian
Probably a habitational name from a farm name in Norway.
Hörberg Swedish
The first element is probably derived from a place name starting with hör. The meaning of this element differs depending on which place name it was derived from, examples include harg "sanctuary, altar" (from Höör, Hörby), "hay" (from Hörröd), and hörn "corner" (from Hörnefors)... [more]
Hornæus Swedish (Archaic)
Probably a latinization of Härnösand, a city in Västernorrland County, Sweden. A notable bearer was Swedish priest Laurentius (Lars) Christophori Hornæus (born as Lars Christoffersson in 1645 in Härnösand)... [more]
Hougan Irish
Variant of Hogan.
Hovda Norwegian
Habitational name from the many farmsteads in Norway named Hovda. Derived from Old Norse hófði "rounded peak", itself derived from Old Norse hofuð "head".
Hovde Norwegian
Variant of Hovda.
Høyer Danish
A surname relatively common in Denmark, derived from the Old Norse word haugr, meaning "mound, cairn, hill". Alternatively, meaning can be traced back to the old Germanic personal name Hucger, a compound consisting of hug- "heart, mind, spirit" and geirr "spear".
Huckleberry English (American)
Anglicized form of German Hackelberg.
Hughson Scottish, English
Means "son of Hugh".
Hultberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish Hult and berg "mountain, hill".
Hultqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish Hult and kvist "branch, twig".
Hurtig Swedish
Means "quick, fast, rapid" in Swedish.
Husted German
The name was originally spelled "Hustedt" and means "homestead." The family name originated in northern Germany. One branch of the family migrated to England, and a branch of that family to the United States.
Hutton English, Scottish
Scottish and northern English habitational name from any of the numerous places so called from Old English hoh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
Huygens Dutch, Belgian
Means "son of Hugo". A notable bearer was Dutch mathematician, physicist and astronomer Christiaan Huygens (1629–1695).
Ienca Italian (Rare)
Allegedly derived from Italian giovenca "heifer". A heifer is a young cow that has not yet had a calf. Mount Jenca and Jenca Valley are located near Gran Sasso d'Italia in the Abruzzo region in Italy.
Immobile Italian (Rare)
From Italian immobile "still, stationary, immobile".
Ingemarsdotter Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Ingemar". This name is only given to females. A notable bearer is Swedish cross-country skier Ida Ingemarsdotter (b... [more]
Ingemarsson Swedish
Means "son of Ingemar".
Ingle English
Derived from the Old Norse given names Ingialdr or INGÓLF.
Ingold English
Derived from the given names Ingell (see Ingle), Ingjaldr or Ingwald.
Israelsson Swedish
Means "son of Israel".
Ivsen English (Rare, ?)
Possibly a variant of Ibsen or Iversen.
Jacobsson Swedish
Means "son of Jacob".
Janeway English
Derived from Middle English Janaways, the name for someone from the city of Genoa, Italy. A notable fictional bearer is Kathryn Janeway, the captain of starship USS Voyager on the TV-series 'Star Trek: Voyager' (1995-2001).
Jaroš Czech, Slovak, Polish
Derived from names containing the name element jaro meaning "young" (see Jaroslav, Jaromír)... [more]
Jarosz Polish
Derived from the given names Jarosław or Hieronim.
Järv Estonian
Derived from Estonian järv "lake" (compare Finnish Järvi).
Jenner English
Occupational name for an engineer.
Jenner German
Derived from the name Januarius.
Jenness English
English surname, a patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jan.
Jensdatter Norwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic of Jens.
Jeppsson Swedish
Probably means "son of Jesper".
Jessie English
Possibly a variant of Jessey, an occupational name for someone making jesses (a short strap fastened around the leg of a bird used in falconry).
Jeter French (Huguenot), German
Jeter is a French and German surname. It is the last name of former New York Yankees baseball player, Derek Jeter. It's also the last name of Carmelita Jeter, an American sprinter who specializes in the 100 meter sprint.
Joelson English
Means "son of Joel".
Joensen Faroese, Danish
Means "son of Joen".
Johannesdotter Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Johannes". This surname is only used by females.
Johansdotter Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Johan". This surname is only used by females.
Jonsdotter Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Jon 1" in Swedish. It can be seen as a truncated form of Johansdotter and/or Jonasdotter, especially if the bearer of this name lived pre 20th century.
Jorgenson German, English
Respelling of Jørgensen or Jörgensen (see Jorgensen) or the Swedish cognate Jörgens(s)on.
Josefsson Swedish
Means "son of Josef" in Swedish.
Jósepsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Jósep" in Icelandic.
Judkins English
Means "decsendent of Jud".
Juhl Danish, Norwegian (Rare), Low German
Likely originating as a nickname for people born around Christmas or who had a connection with that time of year, from the Old Norse jól, which was the name of the Nordic pagan midwinter festival, or modern Danish jul meaning "Christmas" (cf... [more]
Jül Turkish
From the given name Jül, a form of Julius.
Juliusson Swedish
Means "son of Julius".
Junel Swedish (Rare)
Perhaps a variant of Junell.
Kabe Japanese (Rare)
Ka ("Increase,Step Up"), ... [more]
Kadokawa Japanese (Rare)
Kado means "Gate" and Kawa means "River". This surname means "Gated River".
Kadoshima Japanese (Rare)
I don't want to assume it's rare but it's definitely uncommon. Kado means "Gate" and Shima means "Island".
Kadyrov Chechen, Uzbek, Tajik, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Turkmen, Crimean Tatar, Tatar, Dagestani
Means "son of Kadyr". Notable bearers include father and son Akhmad (1951-2004) and Ramzan (1976-) Kadyrov, former President and current President of the Chechen Republic, respectively.
Kagamine Japanese, Popular Culture
From the Japanese (kagami) meaning "mirror" and (ne) meaning "sound".