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AISHA     Urdu
AÏT     Berber, Northern African
Derived from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (aït) meaning "son", also commonly used a component for compound names and surnames.
AÏTBRAHIM     Berber, Northern African
Means "son of Brahim", from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (ait) meaning "son" combined with the Arabic given name Brahim.
AITCHISON     Scottish
Variation of Atchison.
AIUCHI     Japanese
Ai (愛) means 'love', and Uchi (内) means 'inside'.
AIZEN     Popular Culture
This Japanese surname is used as 藍染 with 藍 (ran, ai) meaning "indigo" and 染 (sen, shi.mi, shi.miru, -shi.meru, -ji.miru, so.maru, so.meru,, -zome) meaning "colour, dye, paint, print, stain." Normally, this would be romanticised as Aizome.... [more]
AJEMIAN     Armenian
Patronymic from Turkish acem meaning ‘Persian’, ‘foreigner’, from Arabic a’jam meaning ‘one who speaks Arabic incorrectly’.
AK     Turkish
Means "white" in Turkish.
AKAGAWA     Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
AKAGI     Japanese
Means "red tree" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 木 (tree).
AKAHOSHI     Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 星 (hoshi) meaning "star".
AKAI     Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
AKAIKE     Japanese (Rare)
丹 (Aka) means "Red" and 池 (Ike) means "Pond".
AKAMATSU     Japanese
Akamatsu is the surname used for Kaede Akamatsu, the main protagonist of New Danganronpa V3.
AKAMINE     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "Red Peak". It is written as 赤嶺.
AKANISHI     Japanese
Means "red west" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 西 (west).
AKANO     Japanese
Akano means "Red Field" in Japanese. Akano is also on the first name site.
AKASAKI     Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
AKASHIRO     Japanese
Aka means "Red" and Shiro means "Castle". Aoi Akashiro is an anime television series writer.
AKASHITA     Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) or 丹 (aka) both meaning "red" combined with 下 (shita) meaning "below, down, descend, give, low, inferior". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AKATSUKI     Japanese
丹 (Aka) means "Red" and 月 (Tsuki) means "Moon". This surname is a reference to what the moon looks like during a lunar eclipse, I suppose. An example of someone with this surname, is Natsumi Akatsuki, the light novel author behind "KonoSuba ".
AKATSUTSUMI     Japanese (Rare)
Aka means "Red" and Tsustumi means "River Bank" This is the surname of the Japanese adapted version of Blossom from Power Puff Girls, as an example.
AKBARI     Persian
From the given name Akbar.
ƏKBƏROV     Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Akbarov.
AKBAROV     Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Tajik, Kyrgyz
Means "son of Akbar".
AKÇAM     Turkish
A surname of Turkish origin, ultimate from the words ak meaning "white" and çam meaning "pine tree".
AKDAĞ     Turkish
Related to any one of several mountains in Turkey by the name of Akdağ, this surname literally derives its meaning from the words ak meaning "white" and dağ meaning "mountain" and probably denoted someone who lived in the proximity of such a mountain.
AKEMI     Japanese
This most likely comes from Ake means "Bright" and Mi means "Mindset". Akemi is also a Japanese first name.
AKEMON     English
American variant of Aikman.
ÅKER     Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From Swedish and Norwegian åker "plowed field".
ÅKERHIELM     Swedish
Combination of Swedish åker "field" and hjälm "helmet".
ÅKERSTRÖM     Swedish
Combination of Swedish åker "field" and ström "stream".
ÅKESSON     Swedish
Means "son of ÅKE".
AKEY     English
Possibly an Americanized form of German EICHE "oak".
AKHAN     Turkish
A combination of AK and HAN.... [more]
AKHATOV     Tatar, Uzbek, Kazakh
Means "son of Akhat".
AKHBA     Abkhaz
Derived from Abkhaz akhba meaning "elder" or аб (āb) "father".
AKHMADIEV     Bashkir, Tatar, Kazakh, Uzbek
Means "son of Akhmad".
AKHMADOV     Chechen, Tajik
Means "son of Akhmad".
AKHMADULLIN     Tatar, Bashkir
From the given name Ahmadullah.
AKHMATOVA     Tatar, Russian
Feminine form of Akhmatov, meaning "son of Äxmät".
AKHTAR     Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto
Derived from Persian اختر (axtar) meaning "star".
AKHTEMOV     Crimean Tatar
Means "son of Ahtem".
AKI     Japanese
Aki commonly means "Autumn" and "Bright,Luminous" as a first name and surname,but there's also "Rising Sun", "Crystal (Ball)" ,"Brightness,Luster" or "Obvious,Clear". First name Aki has far more kanji possibilities.
AKIBA     Japanese
From the Japanese 秋 (aki) "autumn" and 葉 (ha or ba) "leaf."
AKIBARA     Japanese
This surname combines 昭 (shou, aki) meaning "shining, bright", 秋 (shuu, aki, toki) meaning "autumn" or 穐 with the same sounds and meaning with 原 (gen, hara) meaning "field, meadow, original, plain, prairie, primitive, tundra, wilderness."
AKIMOTO     Japanese
Akimoto is a surname that means Aki:"Bright,Luminous" "Autumn","Crystal (Ball)","Brightness,Luster",or "Rising Sun" and Moto:"Origin/Source/Root". Here are only some~ of the notable people with this surname: Nami Akimoto: manga artist,and Yasushi Akimoto: record producer & lyricist,there is also a lake called Akimoto.
AKINO     Japanese
Aki means (1):"bright",(2):"crystal,clear",/and (3):"Autumn". No shows ownership,or means "field,wilderness".So it can mean "Of Brightness","Of Autumn","Autumn Feild",",Bright Shining Feild" etc.
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).
AKISHIMA     Japanese
First name Aki and surname Aki have multiple meanings depending on kanji,but the notable Akishima in Tokyo,Japan goes by the meaning of "Bright Island". This is possibly the most common kanji for it,if its not the only one used.
AKISHINO     Japanese
As far as I've seen, the kanji in this surname is Aki meaning "Autumn" and Shino mean "Rope", like in Shinoda.
AKITA     Japanese
Aki means "Autumn" and Ta means "Field, Rice Paddy".
AKIYA     Japanese (Rare)
A bearer of this surname is Tomoko Akiya (秋谷 智子, born May 14, 1976) is a Japanese voice actress. Her best-known role is voicing Hazuki Fujiwara in the Ojamajo Doremi series, and Suzume Mizuno in Zatch Bell.
AKKAŞ     Turkish
Means "white brow" from Old Turkic ak "white" and kaş "brow".
AKKAYA     Turkish
Means "white rock" from Old Turkic ak "white" and kaya "rock".
AKMATOV     Kyrgyz
Means "son of Akmat".
AKRIDGE     English
Possibly English, a habitational name from a place with a name meaning ‘oak ridge’, as for example Aikrigg in Cumbria (from Old Norse eik ‘oak’ + hryggr ‘ridge’), or any of the many places called Oakridge (from Old English āc + hrycg)... [more]
AKSAMIT     Polish, Ukrainian, Jewish, Belarusian, Czech
Derived from Polish aksamit meaning "velvet".
AKTAS     Turkish
Aktaº literally means "white stone" in Turkish, however means also "meerschaum" of Turkey.
AKTUG     Turkish
AKYILDIZ     Turkish
The brightest star(s) in the Canis Major. Sirius. Meaning: Ak(white) + yıldız(star)
AKYOL     Turkish
Means "white path" or "honest path" from Old Turkic ak "white, honest" and yol "way, path".
ALABASTER     English
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]
ALABED     Arabic
means "The Servant of" in Arabic
ƏLƏKBƏROV     Azerbaijani
Means "son of Ələkbər".
ALAKOZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "son of Alako", a combination of Alako (referring to the son of King Zirak Khan) and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alakozai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
ALAKÜLA     Estonian
Alaküla is an Estonian surname meaning "village area".
ALAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
ALAMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic عَلِيم (ʿalīm) meaning "knowing, learned, education" (see Alim), mainly used in a religious context.
ALAN CROM     Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village.
ALANÍS     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
ALANOVIĆ     Serbian
Means "son of Alan" in Serbian.
ALAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Ali (1)" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan). This is the name of the current ruling royal family of Morocco founded in 1631.
ALARCÓN     Spanish
Alarcón was a fort owned by the arabs in the Iberian Peninsula (Alarcón literally meaning 'the fort' in arabic), and the spaniards had the goal of owning it during the spanish reconquista. After 9 months of siege, Fernán Martínez de Ceballos climbed the walls of the fort using only two daggers and opened the gates from the inside allowing the castillan army to come in and conquer Alarcón... [more]
ALARDYCE     Scottish
Scottish regional surname meaning "southern cliff". From the Gaelic all 'cliff' and deas 'southern'.
ALARIE     French, French (Quebec)
French: reflex of the Visigothic personal name Alaric, which is composed of Germanic elements meaning ‘all power’. This form was established in Quebec from 1681.
ALAS     Estonian
Alas is an Estonian surname, derived from "alasti", meaning "bald" and "nude"; "alastus" means "bareness".
AL-ATTAR     Arabic
Means "the perfumer, the druggist" from Arabic عَطَّار (ʿaṭṭār) "perfumer, druggist, pharmacist".
ALBA     Spanish, Catalan
From alba meaning "white".... [more]
ALBANY     Scottish, English (American)
From the title of the Dukes of Albany (House of Stuart), hence a name borne by their retainers. It is an infrequent surname in England and Scotland. The city of Albany, NY (formerly the Dutch settlement of Beverwijck or Fort Orange) was named for James Stuart, Duke of York and Albany; he was the brother of King Charles II and later king in his own right as James II... [more]
ALBAZ     Jewish, Northern African
Ashkenazic Jewish name meaning, "falconer" found mainly amongst Jewish peoples emigrating from Algeria and Morocco.
ALBEE     Scottish
Means either "son of the blond one" or "son of Alpin".
ALBEIZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Asparrena.
ALBÉNIZ     Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Albeiz.
ALBERTI     Italian
From given name Alberto, the Latin translation of Germanic Albert.
ALBINET     French
Derived from the medieval French masculine given name Albinet, which was a diminutive (as the -et suffix indicates) of the given name Albin.... [more]
ALBIZUA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Orozko.
ALBO     Spanish, Italian, Jewish
It is derived from the name Albert, Alberto, Albino, and Alberico.... [more]
ALBOROV     Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of Alborty.
ALBORTY     Ossetian
Derived from Loir, the name of a village in present-day North Ossetia-Alania.
ALBRIGHT     American
This name was originally Albrecht. It was changed by German imigrants to America in the 1600s.
ALCARAZ     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
ALCAYAGA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Alkaiaga.
ALCOBENDAS     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
ALCOCK     English
From a diminutive of given names starting with Al-.
ALCOTT     English
English: ostensibly a topographic name containing Middle English cott, cote ‘cottage’ (see Coates). In fact, however, it is generally if not always an alteration of Alcock, in part at least for euphemistic reasons.
ALCUBIERRE     Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the Sierra d’Alcubierre.
ALDANE     Anglo-Saxon
Derived from "dweller at the old enclosure".
ALDATZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese neighborhoods: the one in Larraun, Comarca of Leitzaldea or the one in Itza, Comarca of Iruñerria.
ALDAZ     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Aldatz.
ALDEA     Spanish, Romanian
Spanish "village"
ALDERMAN     English
Status name from Middle English alderman, Old English ealdorman, "elder". In medieval England an alderman was a member of the governing body of a city or borough; also the head of a guild.
ALDERSON     English (Modern)
Patronymic from the Middle English forename Alder, derived from two Old English names, Ealdhere ‘ancient army’ and Æ{dh}elhere ‘noble army’. Means "son of Aldert".
ALDERSON     English (Anglicized)
Son of Alder, pronounced same as the Alder tree (Ol-der)
ALDINGER     German
Habitational name for someone from Aldingen in Württemberg.
ALDRIDGE     English
habitational name from a place in the West Midlands called Aldridge; it is recorded in Domesday Book as Alrewic, from Old English alor ‘alder’ + wīc ‘dwelling’, ‘farmstead’.
ALDUATE     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Urraulbeiti.
ALDUNATE     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Alduate.
ALEGHIERI     Medieval Italian (Tuscan, Rare, Archaic)
It has a hard to trace meaning, but the research shows that the meaning might be "clurgyman's family" or "son of professers." People know this last name for the poet Dante Aligheri who wrote the Dievine Comedy.
ALEGRE     Spanish, Portuguese
Nickname from alegre "bright, merry" (Latin alacer).
ALEJANDRO     Spanish
From the personal name Alejandro, Spanish form of Alexander.
ALEKSANYAN     Armenian
Means "son of Aleksan".
ALEKSEYEV     Russian
Means "son of ALEKSEY".
ALEXANDEROV     Russian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Aleksandrov.
ALEXANDRA     English (Rare)
Derived from the given name Alexandra
Means "son of ALEXANDROS."
ALEXANDROV     Bulgarian, Russian
Variant spelling of Aleksandrov.
ALEXANIAN     Armenian
Variant transcription of Aleksanyan, meaning "son of Aleksan" in Armenian.
ALEXIEVICH     Belarusian
Means "son of Alexey".
From the personal name Alexios + the patronymic ending -poulos.
ALFANI     Italian
(or Alfano) three possibilities: from the German word halfer ("helper"), from a place called Alfano, which is supposed to be from the Arab al fannan ("wild donkey"), and Alfana is the name of a race (as in type) of Arab horses, so could be someone related to horses.
ALFES     Jewish
Official website of the the City of Alfés (in the Province Lleida, Catalonia, Spain) says:... [more]
ALFORD     English, Scottish
Habitation name found in Lincolnshire, Surrey and Somerset, England and Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The name can be derived by combining the Old English female personal name Ealdg- and -ford meaning "water crossing" or can mean "from the alder tree ford".
ALFSTAD     Norwegian
Possibly a combination of the given name Alf and stad "city, town".
ALFVÉN     Swedish (Rare)
Perhaps derived from Swedish älv "river".
ALGERIE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the French Algérie meaning "Algeria" (referring directly to the country itself). It also refers to someone from Annaba, Algeria.
AL-GHAMDI     Arabic
Means "the Ghamdi", referring to the Ghamd tribe of Saudi Arabia.
ALGOTSSON     Swedish
Means "son of Algot".
ALGUS     Estonian
Algus is an Estonian surname meaning "beginning".
ALHAMBRA     Filipino, Spanish
From the Spanish alhambra which in turn is derived from Arabic الْحَمْرَاء‎‎ (Al-Ḥamrā) meaning "the red one", ultimately from the Arabic أَحْمَر (ʾaḥmar) "red"... [more]
AL-HARBI     Arabic
Means “belonging to war” from Arabic حَرْب (ḥarb) meaning “war, fight, battle”.
ALIKHANOV     Russian, Kazakh
Means "son of Alikhan".
ALIN     Swedish
Variant of Ahlin.
ALIOUN     Western African
Variant of Alioune.
ALIOUNE     Western African, Wolof
From the given name Alioune (chiefly Mauritanian).
ALIPOUR     Persian
Means "descendant of Ali (1)" in Persian.
ALISTON     English
Variant of Allerston, a habitational surname derived from a place so named in North Yorkshire.
ƏLIYEV     Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Aliev.
ALIYEV     Azerbaijani, Russian, Kazakh
Derived from the given name Ali. This surname is of Arabic origin and is used throughout Central Asia and the Caucasus.
ƏLIZADƏ     Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Alizadeh.
ALIZADE     Persian, Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Alizadeh.
ALIZADEH     Persian
From the given name Ali (1) combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
ALIZAI     Pashto
Means "descendant of Ali” from the given name Ali (1) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alizai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
ALJAŽ     Slovene
Etymological origin unknown, possibly from the latin word alias, meaning "different".
ALKAIAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Lesaka.
ALKAN     Turkish (Latinized, Modern)
Means "General name of saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons" and "red(al) blood(kan)" in Turkish.
ALKSNIS     Latvian
Means "alder".
AL KUWARI     Arabic
Mainly found in Qatar.
ALL     Estonian
All is an Estonian surname meaning "below" or "beneath".
ALLAIRE     Medieval French, French (Quebec), French (Huguenot)
Allaire is the name of a village in Northwestern France(Brittany) near Vannes. The name may have Breton origins. At least two separate branches of the family came to the New World in the 17th Century... [more]
ALLALA     Basque
A diminutive of AYALA. The spelling was altered by Jose Maria Ayala, whose son Domingo Allala was related from his marriage to Estefana Champion-Werbisky, descendant of the Champion family from Rovigno, Croatia-Italy... [more]
ALLAM     Arabic
originally an arabic name but has been used by english speakers. the name means "recognized" or "famous". in other languages it means "one who represents us" and in some languages translates as "flag"
ALLANE     Scottish (Rare)
Variant of Allan
ALLEMAN     French (Cajun), Spanish (Canarian), German
From the French and Spanish word for "German". Believed to have originated in the Alsace-Lorraine region. Some holders of the name migrated to the Canary Islands and are part of the larger Isleños population that settled throughout the Americas... [more]
ALLEMAND     French
Means "Germany" in French.
ALLEMANN     German (Swiss)
Allemann (also spelled Alleman, Allemand, Aléman, Allamont, Allemagne, Alemaye, Alemán, and Allamán) is a surname that can be found primarily in Switzerland deriving from the Latin surname, Alemannus, which refers to someone of Germanic descent, specifically from the Alamanni tribe... [more]
ALLENBACH     German, German (Swiss)
Habitational name from any of several places called Allenbach.
ALLENDE     Basque, Spanish
Basque surname possibly linked to the Spanish word allende of Latin origin meaning "beyond" or "besides".
ALLENDORF     German
Habitational name from any of ten or more places called Allendorf.
ALLEY     English, French (Anglicized)
From a Middle English personal name, Alli, Alleye, as forms such as Johannes filius Alli (Norfolk, 1205) make clear. This is of Scandinavian origin, cognate with Old Danish Alli, Old Swedish Alle... [more]
ALLGEIER     German
The harried officials at Ellis Island began to assign surnames based upon the pronunciation of the name by the immigrant, rather than attempting to ferret out the actual spelling. ... [more]
ALLIK     Estonian
Allik is an Estonian surname meaning "water source" or "spring".
ALLIKSAAR     Estonian
Alliksaar is an Estonian surname meaning "spring (water source) island".
ALLIKU     Estonian
Alliku is an Estonian surname, derived from "Allikas", meaning "wellspring".
ALLIKVEE     Estonian
Allikvee is an Estonian surname meaning "well water" or "wellspring water".
ALLIN     English
Variant spelling of Allen. Also a derivative of the Norman female name Adelina, based on Germanic adal, 'noble'.
ALLIS     English
From the Middle English and Old French female personal name Alis (Alice), which, together with its diminutive Alison, was extremely popular in England in the Middle Ages. The personal name is of Germanic origin, brought to England from France by the Normans; it is a contracted form of Germanic Adalhaid(is), which is composed of the elements adal "noble" and haid "brilliance, beauty".
ALLISON     English, Scottish
Patronymic from a Middle English male personal name, most likely ALLEN, but other possibilities include ELLIS or of a short form of ALEXANDER. ... [more]
ALLOWAY     English
Means (i) "person from Alloway, Alloa or Alva", the name of various places in Scotland ("rocky plain"); or (ii) from the medieval male personal name Ailwi (from Old English Æthelwīg, literally "noble battle").
ALLRED     English
From the Middle English personal name Alured, a form of ALFRED, which was sometimes written Alvred, especially in Old French texts.
ALM     Swedish
Means "elm" in Swedish.
ALMADA     Portuguese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous city.
ALMAGUER     Catalan
Habitational name from a place in Valencia named Almaguer.
ALMARZA     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 localities: the Castilian municipality of Almarza, Comarca of El Valle or the Riojan municipality of Almarza de Cameros.
ALMATHRAHI     Arabic (Rare)
Origin unknown, but most likely an anglicized version of 'Almathami'.... [more]
ALMATYEV     Kazakh (Rare)
Derived from Almaty, the name of a city in Kazakhstan.
ALMAZÁN     Spanish
Habitational name demoting someone originally from the municipality of Almazán in Castile and León, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic المكان المحصن (al-makān al-ḥiṣn) meaning "the fortified place" or "the stronghold".
Means "son of Almazbek".
ALMBLAD     Swedish
Combination of Swedish alm "elm" and blad "leaf".
ALMENARA     Spanish
Almenara in Spanish is "beacon", but it is an old kind of beacon that consisted of a fire that was lit on top of the battlements to give a signal.
ALMENDINGER     German, German (Swiss)
Habitational name for someone from a place called Allmendingen, of which there are two examples in Switzerland, in Bern canton, and one in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
ALMLÖF     Swedish
Combination of Swedish alm "elm" and löv "leaf".
ALMOG     Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Almog, means "coral" in Hebrew.
ALMOND     English
From the Middle English personal name Almund, from Old English Æ{dh}elmund, "noble protection" and variant of Allman, assimilated by folk etymology to the vocabulary word denoting the tree.
ALMONTE     Spanish
From a place between Huelva and Sevilla. Means "the mountain".
ALMQVIST     Swedish
Combination of Swedish alm "elm" and kvist "twig, branch".
AL-MUTAIRI     Arabic
Means “the Mutairi” referring to the Mutayr (مطير) tribe of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
ALNEMY     Flemish
Only know relation claims birth in East Flanders. Arabic speakers believe it may be of Syrian or Saudi Arabian origin.
ALOSHI     Albanian
Aloshi , Aloshaj
AL-OTAIBI     Arabic
Means “the Otaibi”, referring to the Otaibah (عتيبة) tribe of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian peninsula.
ALPERT     English, Jewish, German, Dutch
A variant of the Jewish surname Heilprin or Halpern. In German and Dutch usage, it is derived from the given name Albert. One famous bearer is Richard Alpert from the ABC TV show LOST.
ALPINI     Italian
(or Alpino) possibly denoting a person from the Alpes.
ALPÍZAR     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous locality in the Andalusian province of Huelva.
AL-QAHTANI     Arabic
Means "the Qahtani" in Arabic, referring to a member of the Qahtanite people from the southern Arabian Peninsula and Yemen.
AL SAUD     Arabic
From Arabic سُعُود (suʿūd), the verbal noun form of سَعَدَ (saʿada) meaning "to be fortunate, to be propitious". This is the name of the House of Saud (آل سعود), the ruling Royal Family of Saudi Arabia... [more]
ALSCHEID     German
Probably originally a locational surname and a place name for a village which no longer exists. Alscheid (Luxembourgish: Alschent) is a village in the commune of Kiischpelt, in northern Luxembourg. As of 2001, the village had a population of 47.... [more]
ALŠĖNIŠKIS     Lithuanian
This indicates familial origin within the Belarusian village of Hal’šány, which was originally Lithuanian & named Alšėnai.
AL-SHAMI     Arabic
Means "the Levantine, the Syrian" from Arabic شَامِيّ (šāmiyy) meaning "Levantine, Syrian, Damascene".
AL-SHEHRI     Arabic
Means "the Shehri" in Arabic, referring to the Shehri (شهري) tribe of Saudi Arabia.
ALT     German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from alt ‘old’, typically applied as a distinguishing epithet to the older of two bearers of the same personal name.
ALT     German, Jewish
From alt "old", typically applied as a distinguishing epithet to the older of two bearers of the same personal name.
ALTERMAN     Yiddish
It literally means "old man".
ALTERS     German
Shortened form of Alterstein.
Means "old stone" in German.
AL-THANI     Arabic
From Arabic الثاني (althani) meaning "the second". This is the family name of the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar.
ALTHOFF     German
A surname predominantly found in Westphalia and the Rhineland region of Germany which is derived from German alt "old" and Hof (Hoff in the local dialects) "farmstead; farm; manor".
ALTMAN     German
Said to mean "Wise man" of German origin
ALTMEYER     German
Status name for an older steward, headman, or tenant farmer, as distinguished from a younger one, from Middle High German alt ‘old’ + meier ‘steward’, ‘headman’, ‘tenant farmer’
ALTOSAAR     Estonian
Altosaar is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from the masculine given name "Alto" and "saar", meaning "island"; "Alto's island".
ALTRINGER     German
Habitational name for someone from a place called Altringen or Aldingen, of which there are two in Württemberg.
ALVARENGA     Portuguese
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous parishes.
ÁLVARES     Portuguese
Patronymic meaning "son of Álvaro".
ÁLVARO     Spanish
Either derived from the given name Alvaro or a variant of Alvarez.
ALVEREZ     Spanish, Portuguese
Means "son of Alvaro".
ALVERSON     Swedish
Respelling of Swedish Halverson or of Alvarsson, a patronymic from the personal name Alvar (composed of Old Norse alf ‘elf’ + -arr, an element with various origins).
ALVI     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic علوي (ʿalawiyy) meaning "pertaining to Ali (1)". The Alvi are a Muslim clan from India and Pakistan claiming descent from Ali ibn Abi Talib (601-661), a cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
ALVORD     English
Derived from a variation of Ælfræd.
ALWARDT     German
From the personal name Adelward, composed of the Germanic elements adal ‘noble’ + ward ‘keeper’, ‘protector’.
ALYEA     French (Huguenot)
Is traced back to France in 1400's. The family with this last name came over to the United States, mainly on the East Coast in the 16th century as huguenot refugees.
ALZA     Spanish
Means "to rise" or simply "rise"
AL-ZAHRANI     Arabic
Means “the Zahrani” in Arabic, referring to the Zahran (زهران) sub-tribe of the Azd (أزد) of Saudi Arabia. The name itself is derived from Arabic زهراني (zahran) meaning "flowering, blossoming", ultimately from زَهْرَة (zahra) meaning "flower, blossom" (see Zahrah).
ALZAHRANI     Arabic
Variant of Al-Zahrani.
AMACHI     Japanese
This surname is used as 天知, 天地, 天池, 天内, 雨知 or 雨地 with 天 (ten, ama-, amatsu, ame) meaning "heavens, imperial, sky", 雨 (u, ama-, ame, -same) meaning "rain", 知 (chi, shi.raseru, meaning "know, wisdom", 地 (ji, chi) meaning "earth, ground", 池 (chi, ike) meaning "cistern, pond, pool, reservoir" and 内 (dai, nai, uchi, chi) meaning "among, between, home, house, inside, within."... [more]
AMAGAI     Japanese
This is a variation of Japanese surname Amaya. Ama means "Heaven(ly)" and Gai means "Valley".
AMAGAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 天 (ama or ten) "heaven," 塰 (ama) the title of a Noh play or 余 (ama) "complimentary" and 川 or 河 (gawa or kawa) "river."
AMAI     Japanese
This surname is used as 天井 or 甘井 with 天 (ten, ama-, amatsu, ame) meaning "heavens, imperial, sky", 甘 (kan, ama.i, ama.eru, ama.yakasu, uma.i) meaning "be content, coax, pamper, sugary, sweet" and 井 (shou, sei, i) meaning "community, town, well, well crib."
AMAMIYA     Japanese
Ama means "Rain" in this surname and Miya means "Shrine". Sora Amamiya, a voice actress singer, has this family name.
Means "son of Amangeldi" in Kazakh.
Meaning unknown.
AMANO     Japanese
Amano (天野 amano, lit. "heaven field") is a Japanese surname.
AMANO     Japanese
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "heaven, sky" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
AMARASEKARA     Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning “undying, immortal, imperishable” combined with शेखर (śekhara) meaning "crown, crest, wreath" or "peak, summit".
AMARASINGHE     Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning “undying, immortal, imperishable” combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
AMARI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMARI     Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 甘 (ama) meaning "sweet" combined with 利 (ri) meaning "profit, benefit".
AMARO     Spanish
Originated in Italy
AMAT     Catalan
From the Latin given name Amatus, meaning "beloved".
AMATANI     Japanese
It's the same as the below surname Amaya. This is simply the western Japanese pronunciation of it.
AMAURY     French
From the given name Amaury... [more]
AMAYA     Basque
Spanish: habitational name, from the name of a mountain and an ancient city in the province of Burgos, probably derived from Basque amai ‘end’ + the article suffix -a.
AMAYA     Japanese
Ama means "Heaven(ly)" and "Ya" or "Gai" means "Valley",this pronunciation is used in eastern Japan,while the "Valley" part is pronounced "Tani" in western Japan.
AMBER     English
This surname may be derived from the River Amber, located in Derbyshire in England.... [more]
AMBERG     German, Jewish
German and possibly Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several settlements called Amberg (literally ‘by the mountain’), including a city in Bavaria. It could also be a topographic name of identical etymology... [more]
AMBRÌZ     Spanish
" Probably a variant of Asturian-Leonese Ambres, a habitational name from a village in Asturies. Also a habitational name of Ámbriz a city in Angola, Africa, mainly of Portuguese descendants. "
AMBROSE     English
From the Late Latin name Ambrosius, which was derived from the Greek name Αμβροσιος (Ambrosios) meaning "immortal".
AMBROZAITYTE     Lithuanian, Latvian
this name comes from far far history of lithuanian people
AMECHAZURRA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Ametxazurra.
AMEEN     Urdu, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Amin.
AMEGLIO     Italian
There are two hypotheses: the first is it derived from the Latin name Amelius which came from Amius, name of Etruscan origin; the other is it derived from Amali, name of a mighty Ostrogothic family, which means "virgin of the forest".
AMEMORI     Japanese
"Ame" - rain. "mori" - forest.
AMER     Arabic
Variant of Amir.
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