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.
McKean Scottish
Anglicized form of Mac Iain meaning "son of Ian".
McKie Scottish
Variant of McCoy or McKay.
McLaren Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Labhrainn meaning "son of Labhrann", a Gaelic form of the given name Lawrence.
McNair Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain Uidhir "son of sallow John". This form is associated mainly with Ross-shire.
McNair Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Oighre "son of the heir". This form is associated mainly with Perthshire.
McNair Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir "son of the steward or keeper".
Mcquade Scottish, Irish
Means "son of Quade" or "of Quade". Some sources trace Quade to Quatt, an alternative spelling of Wat, short for Walter.
Mecklenburg German, Jewish
Regional name for someone from this province in northern Germany. Derived from Old Saxon mikil "big, great" and burg "castle".
Melander Swedish
Combination of the element Mel-, which is unexplained but probably derived from a place name, and the common surname suffix -ander (a combination of land "land" and the habitational suffix -er)... [more]
Melby Norwegian
Modern form of Meðalbýr meaning "middle farm", a combination of Old Norse meðal "middle" and býr "farm".
Mellark Popular Culture
The surname of the deuteragonist of the Hunger Games Trilogy, Peeta Mellark.
Menzel German, English
Derived from a short form of MENZ, Clemens or Hermann.
Merendino Italian
Diminutive of Merenda.
Messi African, Arabic, Italian
Famous bearer of this surname is Lionel Messi (born 1987-), an Argentinian footballer of Italian descent.
Michels German, Dutch
Patronymic from the personal name Michel (see Michael). ... [more]
Mick German, Dutch, Irish
Short form of the given name Mikolaj or an occupational name from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch micke "(wheat or rye) bread"... [more]
Miguel Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Miguel.
Mikkelborg Norwegian
Norwegian variant of the originally German surname Mecklenburg, which came to Norway during the hanseatic era.
Minion French
French form of Miner, an occupational name for a someone working in a mine.
Mizuhara Japanese (Rare)
Mizu ("Water") + Hara ("Plain"). Possibly pronounced "bara" or "wara" in different regions
Moberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and berg "mountain". A notable bearer was Swedish author and playwright Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973).
Modén Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius "descendant of". It could also be a variant of Modig.
Modig Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "brave".... [more]
Modin Swedish
Variant of Modén.
Mogren Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and gren "branch".
Mohlin Swedish
Variant of Molin.
Molin Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and the common surname suffix -in.
Moody English, Irish
Either from Middle English modie "angry, haughty, impetuous", or Old English modig "brave, proud".
Moodysson Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Means "son of Moody". A notable bearer is Swedish director Lukas Moodysson (b. 1969).
Mörk Swedish
Means "dark" in Swedish.
Mørk Danish
Means "dark" in Danish.
Mørk Norwegian
From Old Norse mork "wood". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway.
Mossberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish mosse "bog" and berg "mountain".
Mossberg Jewish
Combination of Moses and German berg "mountain, hill".
Mukai Japanese
From Japanese 向 (muka) meaning "facing, toward" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Munch Danish, French, Norwegian (Rare)
Either a variant of Münch or Munk, both meaning "monk". A notable bearer was Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944), whose best known work is 'The Scream'.
Munkdahl Swedish (Rare)
Perhaps derived from the name of the municipality and locality Munkedal in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. If that's the case, then the first element is Swedish munk "monk" and the second element is dal "valley"... [more]
Muramatsu Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "town, village" and 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree".
Müsch German
Either a habitational name from a place named Müsch in Germany, or a topographic name meaning "bog", perhaps given to someone living near a bog.
Musch Dutch, German
From a nickname meaning "house sparrow".
Musk English
Perhaps a variant of Dutch Musch.
Muston English
Habitational name from places so named, from Old English mus "mouse", or must, "muddy stream or place" combined with tun "enclosure, settlement". Another explanation could be that the first element is derived from an old Scandinavian personal name, Músi (of unknown meaning), combined with tun.
Myhre Norwegian
Derived from Norwegian myr "bog, swamp".
Myklebust Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse Myklibólstaðr meaning "large farm". From mikill "large" and bólstaðr "farm".
Myllymäki Finnish
Combination of Finnish mylly "mill" and mäki "hill, slope".
Myrsten Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish myr "bog, moor, wetland" and sten "stone, rock".
Myrvall Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish myr "bog, moor, wetland" and vall "pasture, field of grass".
Naegele German
Variant of Nagel.
Nagai Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" or 永 (naga) meaning "eternity" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Nance Cornish
Medieval Cornish surname. Derived from the Celtic word 'nans', meaning valley. Often linked with the Breton surname 'de Nant', which also means valley.
Nansen Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Patronymic name derived from an unknown given name.
Näslund Swedish
Combination of Swedish näs "isthmus, narrow neck of land" and lund "grove".
Natsukawa Japanese
This name means Summer River. From natsu "summer" and kawa "river".
Natsumi Japanese (Rare)
This is occasionally,but rarely used as a last name. Natsu means "Summer",and Mi in this surname means "Look". So the literal meaning of this could be "Look at Summer",or "The Look of Summer"... [more]
Natt och Dag Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Means "night and day" in Swedish. This is the name of one of the oldest noble families in Sweden. The name is believed to be a reference to the family's coat of arms which consisted of a blue and a golden field, the blue symbolizing night and the gold symbolizing day.
Nazimova Russian, Literature
Notable users of the name includes the Russian silent screen star Alla Nazimova (1879-1945) and the heroine of the Russian novel 'Children of the Streets', Nadezhda Nazimova.
Neilson English
Means "son of Neil". Often an English respelling of the surnames Nielsen or Nilsen.
Nelsson Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Nels".
Nemirov Russian, Hebrew, Ukrainian
Name derived from the city of Nemirov in Ukraine, The city was named after its founder, Prince Nemir.
Nenge Tiv
Means, "see".
Nerby English, Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
From Old Norse neðri "lowest" and býr "farm".
Nerman Swedish
Possibly a combination of Swedish nedre "lower, southern" and man "man".
Neuger German, French (?)
Was popularized by the German community. Famous bearers include investors Win Neuger and Dan Neuger, author Christie Cozad Neuger.
Newby English
Means "person from Newby", Newby being a combination of the Middle English elements newe "new" and by "farm, settlement" (ultimately from Old Norse býr "farm"). British travel writer Eric Newby (1919-2006) bore this surname.
Newey English
Topographic name for someone who lived at a "new enclosure", from Middle English newe "new" and haga "enclousire".
Newquist English
Americansized form of Swedish Nyquist.
Nickerson English
Means "son of Nicholas".
Nikkilä Finnish
Origins remain unknown
Niswonger Dutch
"One who dwells in the clearing"
Nobbs English
Derived from Hob, a Medieval English diminutive of Robert.
Nobel Swedish
Habitational name from Östra Nöbbelöv in Scania, Southern Sweden. The name was originally spelled Nobelius but was later shortened to Nobel. A famous bearer was Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), a Swedish engineer, chemist, and inventor.
Noble English, Scottish, Irish, French
Nickname from Middle English, Old French noble "high-born, distinguished, illustrious" (Latin nobilis), denoting someone of lofty birth or character, or perhaps also ironically someone of low station... [more]
Noonan Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Nuanáin (from Irish Gaelic Ó hIonmhaineáin) meaning "descendant of Ionmhaineán", a diminutive of the given name Ionmhain "beloved, dear". ... [more]
Noone Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Nuadháin "descendant of Nuadhán" (see Nuadha).
Norberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish norr "north" and berg "mountain".
Nord Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "north".
Nordahl Norwegian, Swedish
The surname derives from a place name in Sunnmøre, Norway. Meaning from Old Norse norðr ''north'' and dalr ''dale'', ''valley''. In Sweden, this name is mostly ornamental, rather than habitaional.
Nordberg Swedish, Norwegian
Combination of Swedish and Norwegian nord meaning "north", and berg meaning "mountain".
Nordeen English (American)
Perhaps an anglicization of Nordin or Nordén.
Nordén Swedish
Combination of Swedish nord "north" and the common surname suffix -én.
Nordenskiöld Swedish, Finland Swedish (Archaic)
Combination of Swedish nord "north" and sköld "shield". Norden is also the Swedish name for the Nordic countries, but it is not the element used in this surname. Nordenskiöld is a Swedish and Fennoswedish noble family, the first known members are brothers Anders Johan Nordenskiöld (1696-1763) and Carl Fredric Nordenskiöld the elder (1702-1779)... [more]
Nordgren Swedish
Combination of Swedish nord "north" and gren "branch".
Nordh Swedish
Variant of Nord.
Nordin Swedish
Combination of Swedish Nord "north" and the common surname suffix -in.
Nordlander Swedish
Combination of Swedish nord "north" and the common surname suffix -lander (a combination of land "land" and the habitational suffix -er).
Nordlund Swedish
Combination of Swedish nord "north" and lund "grove".
Nordquist Swedish
Variant spelling of Nordqvist.
Nordqvist Swedish
Derived from Swedish nord "north" and qvist "twig, branch".
Norell Swedish
Combination of Swedish norr "north" or nor "small strait" and common surname suffix -ell.
Norén Swedish
Combination of Swedish norr "north" or nor "small strait" and the common surname suffix -én.
Norman Swedish
Combination of Swedish norr "north", or in some cases nor "narrow strait of water", and man "man".
Noronha Portuguese
Derived from Noreña, the name of a village in Asturias, northern Spain.
Norrell English, German (?)
A locational surname from the Germanic (Old English/Old Norse) term for the north. It either refers to someone who lived in a location called Northwell, lived north of a well, spring or stream (Old English weall)... [more]
Norrman Swedish
Either a variant of Norman or taken directly from Swedish norrman "Norwegian, person from Norway".
Nørskov Danish
Means "northern forest" from the Danish nord "north" and skov "forest".
November English (American)
From the name of the month.
Nutti Sami
Derived from the given name Knut via its Finnish form Nuutti.
Nyblom Swedish
Combination of Swedish ny "new" and blom "bloom".
Nygård Norwegian, Swedish
Means "new farm". A combination of ny "new" and gård "farm, yard".
Nyholm Swedish, Danish, Finland Swedish
Derived from Swedish and Danish ny "new" and holme "islet".
Nyland Norwegian
Combination of Norwegian ny "new" and land "land, yard".
Nylander Swedish
Combination of Swedish ny "new" (possibly a habitational name from a place named with this element) and the common surname suffix -ander (a combination of land "land" and the habitational suffix -er).
Nyman Swedish
A combination of Swedish ny "new" and man "man".
Öberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and berg "mountain".
Oberg English
Anglicized form of either Åberg or Öberg.
Ó Buadáin Irish
Means "descendant of Buadán".
Ó Canann Irish
Means "descendant of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
Ochsner German (Swiss)
Means "oxen herder" in Swiss, from Middle High German ohse "ox".
Ødegård Norwegian
Means "deserted farm" in Norwegian. A combination of øde "deserted, empty" and gård "farm, yard".
Odén Swedish
Likely a locational name derived from place names containing the elements od or oden (see Oden).
Odin Swedish
Variant of Odén.
Ódinsson Icelandic
Means "son of Óðinn".
Ó Duibhidhir Irish
Means "descendant of Duibhuidhir". Duibhuidhir is a personal name composed of the elements dubh "dark, black" and odhar "sallow, tawny".
Oei Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Huang.
Öhman Swedish
Variant of Öman.
Öhrn Swedish
Variant of Örn.
Oja Finnish
From Finnish oja "ditch, trench".
Oka Finnish
Means "thorn" in Finnish.
Oku Japanese
Oku means "secluded","further out". Manami Oku is a J-pop singer.
Okudaira Japanese
From Japanese 奥 (oku) meaning "inside" and 平 (taira) meaning "level, even, peaceful".
Okukawa Japanese (Rare)
Oku means "interior,secluded,further out" and kawa means "river". Minako Okukawa is a fictional character from Yuri!!! On Ice and it's also the name of a company.
Olausson Swedish
Means "son of Olaus".
Olesdatter Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic of Ole.
Olin Swedish
Combination of the unexplained element o-/oh- and the common surname suffix -lin. A notable bearer is Swedish actress Lena Olin (b. 1955).
Ollson English
Variant of Olsson or Olsen.
Ölund Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and lund "groove".
Ó Macáin Irish
Means "descendant of MAICÍN".
Ó Maicín Irish
Means "descendant of MAICÍN".
Ooms Dutch
Derived from Dutch oom "uncle".
Oort Dutch
From Middle Dutch oort "edge, corner".
Opel German
Derived from the given name Albert.
Oppegård Norwegian
Habitational name meaning "upper farm". Derived from Old Norse uppi "upper" and garðr "farm, yard". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway. ... [more]
Ora Albanian (Modern, Rare), Various
Means "time" in Albanian. A famous bearer is British singer Rita Ora (b. 1990).
Organa Popular Culture
This is the surname of Princess Leia from the 'Star Wars' movies.
Örn Swedish
Means "eagle" in Swedish.
Orologas Greek
Means "watchmaker" in Greek.
O'rourke Irish
Means "descendant of Ruairc", a pre-9th-century Norse personal name. A famous bearer was child actress Heather O'Rourke (1975-1988).
O'Sheeran Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of either Ó Sírín or Ó Síoráin meaning "descendant of Sírín" and "descendant of Síoráin" respectively. Sírín and Síoráin are variants of the same name, both are derived from a diminutive of síor meaning "long-lasting".
Oskarsson Swedish
Means "son of Oskar".
Ossola Italian
Likely a habitational name from an area in the Verbano-Cusio-Ossola province in Northern Italy.
Öst Swedish
Means "east" in Swedish.
Østby Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads in Norway named Østby or Austby. Derived from Old Norse aust "east" and býr "farm, village".
Öster Swedish
Swedish form of Øster.
Östlund Swedish
Combination of Swedish öst "east" and lund "groove".
Östman Swedish
Combination of Swedish öst "east" and man "man".
Öström Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and ström "stream, river".
Ostrom English (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Swedish Öström.
Ostrum English (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Swedish Öström.
Óðinsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Óðinn" in Icelandic.
Óðinsson Icelandic
Means "son of Óðinn" in Icelandic.
Övall Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
Overholser German (Swiss)
The Oberholtzer family originated in the Swiss village of Oberholtz, south of Zurich, before the 15th century. However, in 1661, one family left Switzerland for the Palatinate in Germany.
Oxenstierna Swedish (Rare)
A notable surname used by an ancient Swedish noble family from Småland dating back to the 13th century. The name means "the ox's forehead". It is a combination of Swedish oxen, a cognate to the English plural of 'ox', and stierna, which is likely derived from German Stirn "forehead", though it is often mistaken for Swedish stjärna "star"... [more]
Palm Swedish
Means "palm tree" in Swedish.
Palmberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish palm "palm tree" and berg "mountain".
Palmberg Dutch (Rare), German (Rare)
Derived from any of the various places in Germany named Palmberg.
Palme Swedish
The name was adopted by a notable Swedish family in honor of their ancestor Palme Lyder (born 1570s, died 1630), a merchant who immigrated to Sweden from the Netherlands or Germany in the early 1600s... [more]
Palmqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish palm meaning "palm tree", and kvist meaning "twig"
Pålsson Swedish
Means "son of Pål".
Pantolin Swedish (Rare)
Swedish military name
Parr English
From a place so named in England. Derived from Old English pearr "enclosure".
Parr German
Variant of Pfarr.
Pärson Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Persson. A notable bearer is Swedish alpine skier Anja Pärson (b. 1981).
Peebles Scottish, Spanish (?)
Habitational name from places so named in Scotland. The place names are cognate with Welsh pebyll "tent, pavilion".
Peiper German (Austrian)
Occupational name for a piper, from Middle High German piper. In some cases it may be derived from Sorbian pipar "pepper", thus being an occupational name for a spicer or a nickname for one with a fiery temper.
Penney English
Variant of Penny.
Perhonen Finnish (Rare)
Means "butterfly" in Finnish.
Petrone Italian
Derived from the given name Pietro.
Pfeffer German, Jewish
Occupational name for a spicer, or a nickname for a person with a fiery temper, for a small man, or for a dark-haired person. Derived from German Pfeffer "pepper".
Pigg English
Derived from Middle English pigge meaning "young hog".
Pilkington English (British), Irish
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, England.
Pinn English, German
Derived from Middle English pin and Middle Low German pinne, both meaning "peg" or "pin". This was an occupational name from a maker of these things. The German name can in some cases be an occupational name for a shoemaker.
Pinn English (British)
A topographic or habitational name from a place named with Middle English pinne, meaning "hill" (Old English penn).
Plahna German (Austrian)
It is a name from the Gratkorn, Graz, Styria area of Austria
Poling English, Welsh
Altered form of Bolling, possibly also of Bollinger or Pollinger.
Pomeroy English
From an English surname meaning "dweller by the apple orchard".
Pompei Italian
Habitational name from a place called Pompei in Naples province. Or a patronymic or plural form of Pompeo.
Pompeo Italian
From the Italian given name Pompeo.
Pompey French, English
Variant of Italian Pompei.
Ponomarenko Ukrainian
Occupational name for a church bell-ringer from Ukrainian парамонар (paramonar) meaning "sexton".
Ponsonby English
From a place name in England.
Popp German
Derived from the given name Poppo (or possibly Boppo) which is of uncertain origin and meaning... [more]
Popp English
Derived from an Old English personal name, Poppa, of unknown origin and meaning.
Poppe German, Dutch, English
German and Dutch variant of Popp 1 and English variant of Popp 2.
Porcaro Italian
From Italian porcaro "swineherd".
Preece Welsh (Anglicized), English
Variant of Price. From Welsh ap Rhys meaning "son of Rhys". ... [more]
Privett French, English, Welsh (?)
French, from the given name Privat (see Privatus). Also an English habitational name from a place so named in Hampshire, derived from Old English pryfet "privet".
Proia Italian
From the name of a place in Italy. The meaning is uncertain, but it might be derived from Greek πρωία (proía) "morning".
Pruna Spanish (Rare)
Possibly a habitational name from a place so named in Spain. It could also be derived from Catalan pruna "plum".
Prytz Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian surname, possibly of German origin.
Puhar Serbian (Modern, Rare)
The last name of the contestant Mirjana Puhar from America's Next Top Model, who originally was born in Serbia. She died on February 24, 2015, aged 19 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Quandt German, History
From Middle Low German quant "prankster, joker". ... [more]
Quimby English
Perhaps a variant of Quenby.
Quisling Norwegian
A treacherous person who sides with opposing forces, this meaning comes from Vidkun Quisling of Norway. He helped the Germans during the German rule of Norway in the 1940's. Original meaning "One from" (-ling) "Quislemark", (quis) A romanization of the place name of Kvislemark.
Quist Swedish
Variant spelling of Kvist.
Rachel English, German
From the English female given name Rachel or derived from German rau "rough".
Rambo Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Norwegian and (dialectal) Swedish ramn "raven" and bo meaning either "dweller, inhabitant" or "home, nest". Peter Gunnarsson Rambo (1611-1698) was one of the first Swedish immigrants to the United States in the 17th century and considered to be the father of the settlement New Sweden in Pennsylvania... [more]
Rangel German, Spanish, Portuguese
A variant of Rengel. This name is also found in Portugal.
Rantavuori Finnish (Rare)
Means Mountain By The Beach/Bay
Rapace Swedish (Modern, Rare)
From French and Italian rapace meaning "predatory, bird of prey, raptor". A notable bearer is Swedish actress Noomi Rapace.
Rapson English
Means "son of Rab" or "son of Rap". Both Rab and Rap are diminutives of Robert.
Rasmusson Swedish
Means "son of Rasmus".
Rassmussen English (American, Rare)
Americanized spelling of Danish and Norwegian Rasmussen.
Rauhanen Finnish
Finnish rauha "peace" combined with the common surname suffix -nen. ... [more]
Rausing Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Raus, the name of a parish in southern Sweden, and the common surname suffix -ing "belonging to, coming from".
Rautiainen Finnish
Derived from Finnish rautio "smith".
Rehn Swedish
Derived from Swedish ren "reindeer".
Reis Portuguese
Means "kings" in Portuguese.
Renberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish ren "reindeer" and berg "mountain". The first element might also be derived from a place name.
Riccio Italian
From Italian riccio meaning "curly". This was originally a nickname for someone with curly hair.
Richardsson Swedish
Means "son of Rikard".
Rickardsson Swedish
Means "son of Rickard". A notable bearer of the surname is the Swedish cross country skier, Daniel Rickardsson.
Riddell Scottish, English
Derived from the given name Ridel.
Ridinger German
A habitational name for someone from a place named Riding or Rieding. It is also possibly an altered spelling of Reitinger, a topographic name from Reit(e), which means ‘clearing’ (Old High German riuti).
Riedel German
From the given name Riede.
Riedel German
Derived from a given name containing the Middle Low German name element riden "to ride".
Riedel German
Derived from Middle High German riet "damp, mossy area".
Riedemann German
Either a habitational name derived from places named Ried or Riede, or a topographic name derived from Low German Riede "rivulet".
Rikardsson Swedish
Means "son of Rikard".
Ritchard English
Variant spelling of Richard that was altered by the diminutive Ritchie. Or possibly from a surname derived from Richard... [more]
Ritschel German, History
Derived from Old High German hruod "fame". This was the maiden name of Magda Goebbels who was the wife of Paul Joseph Goebbels. Her husband was Nazi Germany's propaganda minister between the years 1933 and 1945... [more]