Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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Ariq English (American)
This name means a men with many gifts. The first person with the name spelled as this was an gangbanger from Covington, Kentucky. He died in 1998.
Arisaka Japanese
Ari means "have, possess, exist" and saka means "hill, slope".
Arisawa Japanese
From Japanese 有 (ari) meaning "have, possess" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Arise Japanese
Ari means "exist, have, possess" and se means "ripple".
Arisen English (Modern)
From a Dutch surname that means "son of Aris 2". In The Netherlands, this name is never used as a first name, since Dutch law strictly prohibits the use of surnames as first names... [more]
Aristava Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz name Арстаа (Arstaa) ultimately derived from the Ancient Greek personal name Aristarchus.
Aristizabal Basque
It indicates familial origin near the eponymous farmhouse in Gipuzkoa.
Aristodemou Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Αριστοδήμου (see Aristodimou).
Arisugawa Japanese
Notable bearers are members of the Arisugawa clan, such as Princess Arisugawa no Miya Oriko and her father Prince Arisugawa no Miya Orihito.
Arita Japanese
From Japanese 有 (ari) meaning "have, possess" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Ariti Greek
Friendly, Approachable, Generous
Aritomi Japanese
Ari means "have, possess, exist" and tomi means "abundance, wealth".
Aritzala Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
Aritzaleta Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous council of the Navarrese municipality of Deierri.
Ariyama Japanese
Ari means "exist, have, possess" and yama means "mountain".
Ariyapala Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit आर्य (arya) meaning "noble, honourable, respectable" and पाल (pala) meaning "guard, protector".
Ariyarathna Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ආරියරත්න (see Ariyaratne).
Ariyarathne Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ආරියරත්න (see Ariyaratne).
Ariyaratna Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ආරියරත්න (see Ariyaratne).
Ariyaratne Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit आर्य (arya) meaning "noble, honourable, respectable" and रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure".
Ariyawansa Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit आर्य (arya) meaning "noble, honourable, respectable" and वंश (vansa) meaning "lineage, clan, family".
Ariyawansha Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ආරියවංශ (see Ariyawansa).
Ariyoshi Japanese
From Japanese 有 (ari) meaning "have, possess" and 吉 (yoshi) meaning "lucky, good".
Ariza Catalan
Castilianized form of Basque Aritza, a topographic name from Basque (h)aritz ‘oak’ + the article suffix -a.
Ariza Spanish
Spanish: habitational name from a place so named in Zaragoza province in Aragón.
Ariza Japanese
From 有 (ari) meaning "exist, possess, maintain, furthermore" and 座 (za) meaning "seat, sitting, platform, rank, constellation, counting words, guild, name, institution".
Arizcun Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Arizkun.
Arizkun Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous locality in the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
Arjas Estonian
Arjas is an Estonian surname, a corruption of the Estonian word "harjas" meaning "bristle" and "quill".
Arjona Spanish
Habitational name from Arjona in Jaén province.
Arjwana Eastern African
Eastern African
Arkadiou Greek
Means "son of Arkadios".
Arkadiyev Russian
Variant transcription of Arkadyev.
Arkadyev Russian
Means "son of Arkadiy".
Arkaia Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous council of the municipality of Gasteiz.
Arkhangelsky Russian
Habitational name for someone from Arkhangelsk, a province (oblast) of Russia.
Arkhipov Russian
Means "son of Arkhip".
Arkhipova Russian
Feminine form of Arkhipov.
Arkın Turkish
Best known as the stage surname of a certain Cüneyt.
Arlegi Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Galar.
Arlegui Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Arlegi.
Arlen American
Of uncertain origin. Possibly a form of the German name Erlen or a Gaelic name meaning "pledge" or "oath".
Arlianionak Belarusian
Double diminutive of Belarusian арол (arol) meaning "eagle".
Ärlig Swedish (Rare)
Means "honest" in Swedish.
Arlinghaus German
Perhaps a habitational name from Oerlinghausen in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Arlington English
Location name that refers to a settlement associated with a personal name reduced to Arl- plus the Anglo-Saxon patronymic element -ing- then the element -ton denoting a "settlement"... [more]
Arlott English
From a medieval nickname for a ne'er-do-well (from Middle English harlot or arlot "vagabond, base fellow"; "prostitute" is a 15th-century development). This surname was borne by Jack Arlott (1914-1991), a British journalist, poet and cricket commentator.
Arlotta Sicilian
From the French personal name Arlot, recorded in the Latinized form Arolottus from the 13th century.
Armada Spanish (Philippines), Spanish
Taken directly from the Spanish word meaning "navy, fleet."
Armağan Turkish
Means "gift, present" in Turkish.
Armand Pilon French
Armand is the original surname, and it is a French modification from a German surname. The original being Hartmann, that spelled by a francophone becomes Armand.... [more]
Ármannsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ármann". Used exclusively by women.
Armas Spanish
Occupational name for an arms maker or soldier, from Spanish armas meaning "arms, weapons".
Armellino Italian
Italian: of uncertain origin; possibly from a masculinized form of Armellina, an old female personal name derived from Latin animula, a diminutive of anima ‘spirit’, ‘soul’.
Armendaritze Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the French arrondissement of Baiona.
Armendariz Spanish, Basque
from the Basque personal name Armendari or Armentari, from Latin Armentarius 'herdsman'. Spanish and French variant of Armendaritze, a habitational name from a village in Low Navarre named Armendaritze.
Armenia Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Armenia or who had connections with Armenia. This surname is derived from the feminine form of Armenio, which is ultimately from Greek Αρμένιος (Armenios) meaning "Armenian"... [more]
Armenopoulos Greek
Descendant, son of the Armenian.
Armenteros Spanish
Habitational name from either of two places called Armenteros, in the provinces of Ávila and Salamanca, from the plural of armenatero meaning ‘cowherd’, from Latin armenta ‘herd(s)’.
Armijo Spanish
Derived from the Spanish adjetive "armigero", meaning "one who bears arms". First found in the Northern Region of Spain in Cantabria. Alternate spellings include: Armijos, Armigo, and Armija.
Arminio Spanish, Italian, Sicilian
From the given name Arminio.
Armona Portuguese
It indicates familial origin on the eponymous island in the municipality of Olhão.
Armour Scottish, Northern Irish
From Middle English, Old French armure, blended with the agent noun armer (see Armer), hence an occupational name for a maker of arms and armor. The collective noun armure denoted offensive weapons as well as the more recently specialized sense of protective gear.
Ärmpalu Estonian
Ärmpalu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "härmas" ("frosty") and "palu" ("sandy heath/heathy woodland").
Armstrong Northern Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Labhraidh Tréan and Mac Thréinfhir from Ulster, Northern Ireland.
Armuier French
French for "armorer."
Armväärt Estonian
Armväärt is an Estonian surname meaning "blessing/grace worth".
Arnautović Serbian, Croatian
From Turkish arnavut meaning "Albanian".
Arndt German
Derived from the personal name Arndt.
Arneson English (American), Swedish (Rare)
Anglicized form of the Scandinavian names Arnesen and Arnesson, as well as a (rare) Swedish variant of Arnesson.
Arnesson Swedish
Means "son of Arne 1".
Arnett English
Derived from Arnold, a pet name perhaps. Also could be from /arn/ "eagle" and /ett/, a diminutive.
Arnott Scottish
Habitational name from a place called Arnot, near Kinross
Arnt Norwegian
From the given name Arnt.
Arol Belarusian
Means "eagle" in Belarusian.
Arola Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, English (American)
From Latin areola, diminutive of area (area).
Aroll English
From a Scottish place name.
Aron Various
From the given name Aron.
Aronis Greek
The surname is derived from the name Aaron, already attested in the Byzantine period, carried by a Byzantine-Bulgarian family.
Aronson English (American)
English form of Swedish surname Aronsson.
Aronsson Swedish
Means "son of Aron" in Swedish.
Arora Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From the name of the ancient city of Aror in what is now the Sindh province, Pakistan. The city's name may have been derived from Hindi और (aur) meaning "more, also".
Arouet French
A famous bearer was French philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778), whose birth name was François-Marie Arouet.
Arousi Jewish, Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, Arabic
Yemenite Jewish and Arabic name possibly deriving from Arabic words aroosi, "bridal, relating to a wedding", rousi, "groom". El Aroussi, a variant, is found densely in Morocco and Francophone populations (France, Canada).
Aroztegi Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Atetz.
Arquette French
From arquet meaning "little bow" or "little arch" (diminutive of arche, from Latin arcus). It was originally an occupational name for an archer, but the French word arquet(te) is also found in the sense 'market trader' (originally, perhaps, one with a stall underneath an arch)... [more]
Arquint Romansh
Derived from the given name Ortwin.
Arquisch Romansh
Derived from the given name Hartwig.
Arra Galician, Sicilian
Habitational name from a place in Galicia called Arra, this surname was also found in some parts of Sicily.
Arrano Basque
Derived from the Basque word "Arranoa", meaning eagle.
Arredondo Spanish
habitational name from a place in Cantabria named Arredondo possibly from redondo 'round' because of the roundish shape of the hill on which it stands.
Arregi Basque
It literally means "singer".
Arregui Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Arregi.
Arretxea Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous hamlet in the French canton of Uztaritze.
Arrhenius Swedish (Rare)
The name of two separate family linages with no relation between each other. One family originates from Linköping, Östergötland and probably got its name from Ancient Greek ᾰ̓́ρρην (árrhēn) "male" (taken from the last syllable of ancestor's last name, Kapfelman)... [more]
Arrigo Italian
Italian: from the medieval personal name Arrigo, a variant of Enrico.
Arrigunaga Basque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous beach in the municipality of Getxo.
Arrillaga Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Usurbil.
Arro Estonian
Arro is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "aroom", meaning "fragrant". Possibly a corruption of "aru", meaning "upland meadow".
Arroitz Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
Arróniz Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Arroitz.
Arrotino Italian
Occupational name meaning "knife-sharpener, knife-grinder" in Italian.
Arrowsmith English
Given to someone who made arrows from the Old English elements arwe "arrow" and smiþ "smith".
Arsalan Urdu, Persian
Derived from the given name Arsalan.
Arsanukaev Chechen
Chechen family name of unknown meaning.
Arscott English
From the the words ars, of unexplained origin, and cot "cottage, small house"
Arsenadze Georgian
Means "son of Arsen".
Arsenault French (Acadian)
From French arsenal meaning "workshop". This is the occupational surname for someone who worked at an arsenal.
Arsenishvili Georgian
Means "son of Arsen" in Georgian.
Arshad Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Arshad.
Arshba Abkhaz
Most likely from a contracted form of Arabic أَرْشَد (ʾaršad) meaning "most sensible, most reasonable" or Persian ارشد (arshad) "senior, superior, eldest" combined with Abkhaz аԥа (āpā) "son".
Arslan Turkish
Variant of Aslan.
Arslanagić Bosnian
Means "son of Arslan".
Artabia Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Allin.
Artavia Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Artabia.
Arteaga Basque
It literally means a place where there are live oaks &/or evergreen oaks.
Artega Basque
Variant of Arteaga.
Artell English (American)
Artell is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Artell family when they emigrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Artell comes from the Dutch surname Van Arkel. The name Van Arkel may spring from the Anglo-Saxon form of Hercules, which is Ercol.
Artemov Russian
Variant transcription of Artyomov.
Arterton English
Variant of Atherton. A famous bearer is the English actress Gemma Arterton (1986-).
Arteta Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 eponymous localities: the neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Ollaran, the neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Ezporogi, or the neighborhood of the municipality of Galdakao.
Arthakornsiribo Thai (Sanskritized, Rare)
Sanskritized transcription of Thai อรรถกรศิริโพธิ์ (see Atthakonsiripho).
Arthakornsiripho Thai (Rare)
Variant transcription of Thai อรรถกรศิริโพธิ์ (see Atthakonsiripho).
Arthurs English
From the given name: Arthur.
Artico Italian, French
Nickname from the adjective antico ‘ancient’.
Artigas Aragonese, Catalan, Spanish
Plural form of artiga, referring to land cleared for agriculture.... [more]
Artino Greek
Habitational name for someone from the city of Arta in Epirus.
Artis English
English: regional name for someone from the French province of Artois, from Anglo-Norman French Arteis (from Latin Atrebates, the name of the local Gaulish tribe). This surname is popular in North Carolina and Virginia, of the US.
Arturo Italian, Spanish
From the given name Arturo.
Arturov Russian
Means "son of Artur".
Artursson Swedish
Means "Son of Artur".
Artyomov Russian
Means "son of Artyom”.
Artziniega Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Aru Estonian
Aru is an Estonian surname meaning both "dry upland grassy meadow" and "wit" and "intelligence".
Aru Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Sardinian aru, a forked branch used to close hedges (possibly related to Latin varus "bent outwards, bow-legged"), or from arru "ring".
Aru Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 畔蒜 (see Abiru).
Aruja Estonian
Aruja is an Estonian surname derived from "varuja" meaning "purveyor".
Arukask Estonian
Arukask is an Estonian surname meaning "silver birch" (Betula pendula).
Aruküla Estonian
Aruküla is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland village".
Aruküll Estonian
Aruküll is an Estonian surname meaning "intelligent enough".
Arukuusk Estonian
Arukuusk is an Estonian surname meaning "fir/spruce meadow".
Arulaid Estonian
Arulaid is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow islet".
Arumaa Estonian
Arumaa is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow land".
Arumäe Estonian
Arumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland hill/mountain".
Arumets Estonian
Arumets is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland/dry upland meadow forest".
Arundel English
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.
Arunurm Estonian
Arunurm is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland meadow".
Aruorg Estonian
Aruorg is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland/meadow valley".
Arupõld Estonian
Arupõld is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland field".
Arusaar Estonian
Arusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "meadow/grassland island".
Arustamyan Armenian
Means "son of Arustam", from a given name derived from a combination of the names Ara and Rustam.
Arutee Estonian
Arutee is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland road".
Arutyunyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հարությունյան (see Harutyunyan).
Aruvald Estonian
Aruvald is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland parish".
Aruväli Estonian
Aruväli is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow field".
Aruvee Estonian
Aruvee is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow water".
Arvanitis Greek
Signifying ethnic origin, an Arvanit.
Arya Indian, Hindi
From the given name Arya 1.
Aryal Nepali
Nepali Hindu surname of unknown meaning.
Arzamendia Basque
"mountain bear"
Arzur Breton
Derived from the Breton given name of Arzhur.
Ås Swedish, Norwegian
Means "ridge, esker" in Swedish and Norwegian.
Asa Japanese
Variously written, sometimes with characters used phonetically. It can mean ‘morning’, but the most likely meaning is ‘hemp’, making it a topographic or occupational name. Both forms are found mostly in Amami, one of the Ryūkyū Islands.
Asaad Arabic
From the given name As'ad.
Asaarashi Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 朝 (asa) meaning "morning" and 嵐 (arashi) meaning "storm; tempest".
Asabu Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 麻布 (see Azabu 1 or Azabu 2).
Asabushi Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 朝武士 (see Asamushi).
Asad Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Asad.
Asada Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" or 麻 (asa) meaning "hemp, flax" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Asadi Persian
From the given name Asad.
Əsədov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əsəd".
Asadullin Tatar, Bashkir
From the given name Asadullah.
Asaf Hebrew
From the given name Asaf.
Asahara Japanese
From Japanese 朝 (asa) meaning "morning", 浅 (asai) meaning "shallow", or 麻 (asa) meaning "hemp" combined with 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Asahina Japanese
From Japanese 朝 (asa) meaning "morning", 比 (hi) meaning "comparison, match, equal" or 日 (hi) meaning "sun, day", and 奈 (na), a phonetic character.
Asai Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "shallow well".
Asai Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Asaidori Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 浅井取 (asaidori), assigned letters to Iwami dialect アサイドリ (asaidori) meaning "elaeagnus".
Asaka Japanese
From the Japanese 淺 or 浅 (asa) "superficial" and 香 (ka) "odour," "smell," 加 (ka) "increase," "step-up" or 賀 (ka) "congratulation."
Asakawa Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" and 川 or 河 (kawa) meaning "river".
Asaki Japanese
From Japanese 杏 (anzu, a) meaning "apricot" or 亜 (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with 咲 (saki) meaning "blossom".
Asakura Japanese
From Japanese 朝 (asa) meaning "morning", 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow", or 麻 (asa) meaning "hemp" and 倉 (kura) meaning "warehouse, storehouse".
Asal Arabic
means "honey" in Arabic
Asamen Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 浅面 (Asamen), a clipping of 浅面門 (Asamemmon) meaning "Asamen Gate", a name of a group of several households in the Kadowari System that took place in the Edo Period in the former Japanese province of Satsuma in parts of present-day Kagoshima, Japan.
Asamizu Japanese
made with kanji 朝(asa) meaning "morning" or 浅(asa) meaning "shallow" with 水(mizu) neaning "water".
Asamoah Western African, Akan
From the given name Asamoah. A famous bearer is the retired Ghanaian soccer player Kwadwo Asamoah (1988-).
Asamura Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Asamushi Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 浅虫 (Asamushi) meaning "Asamushi", an area in the city of Aomori in the prefecture of Aomori in Japan.... [more]
Asante Western African, Akan
From the ethnic name of the Ashanti, a sub-ethnic group of the Akan from southern Ghana. The name possibly means "warlike" in the Twi language.
Asao Japanese
Asa can mean "morning", "shallow" or "hemp" and o means "tail".
Asaoka Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Asaomo Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 浅面 or 淺面 (see Asamen).
Asari Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" and 利 (ri) meaning "benefit, advantage".
Asaroğlu Turkish
Means "son of Asar".
Asato Japanese (Rare)
There are several readings for the name but 2 are Asa:"Morning",and To:"Door,Asa:"Safe" and To:"Village". There are multiple places in the Ryukyu's (where the name originates and mostly stays) that have that name;that could've been the influence... [more]
Asatryan Armenian
Means "son of Asatur".