Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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Abiru Japanese
From Japanese 畔蒜 (Abiru) meaning "Abiru", a manor that was in the former district of Ahiru in the former Japanese province of Kazusa in parts of present-day Chiba, Japan.... [more]
Abisamra Arabic
Means "Father of Brown" - comes from AbouSamra, which means "Son of Brown."
Abishev Kazakh
Means "son of Abish".
Abitbol Judeo-Spanish
Means "father of drums" (figuratively referring to a drum maker) from Arabic أَبُو (abū) meaning "father" and طَبْل (ṭabl) meaning "drum".
Abke American (Rare)
Abke is an Americanized version of an unknown German surname.... [more]
Abkhazava Georgian, Mingrelian
Most likely from Georgian აფხაზი (apkhazi) meaning "Abkhaz". Alternately, it may be from the Adjaran (Muslim) given name Abkhas, derived from Arabic أب ('ab) meaning "father" and خاص (khas) meaning "special, particular".
Abkhazi Georgian
Means "Abkhaz person" in Georgian, referring to a member of the Abkhaz ethnic group inhabiting the Black Sea coast. This was the name of a Georgian family of princely status descended from the Shervashidze ruling family of Abkhazia.
Able English
Possibly from the English word able.
Ablet Uyghur
From the given name Ablet.
Ablett English
Possibly a variant of Abbott
Abloh Arabic
Arabic origin
Abner English
From the given name Abner
Abo Japanese (Rare)
阿 A ("Nook") and Bo for "Protect".
Aboah Akan
Meaning unknown.
Abog Visayan
Literally "dust" in Cebuano
Abolhassani Persian
From the given name Abolhassan.
Abolin Russian
Russified form of Āboliņš, a Latvian surname meaning "clover".
Āboliņš Latvian (Rare)
Means "clover" in Latvian.
Ābols Latvian (Rare)
Means "apple" in Latvian.
Āboltiņš Latvian
Derived from the word āboliņš meaning "clover".
Aboobakur Dhivehi
From the given name Abu Bakr.
Aboobakuru Dhivehi
From the given name Aboobakuru.
Abott English
Variant of Abbott.
Aboubacar Western African
From the given name Aboubacar.
Aboubakar Western African
From the given name Aboubakar.
Abouelkassem Arabic (Egyptian, Rare)
Rare Egyptian form of Abo al-Qassem. A notable bearer is Alaaeldin Abouelkassem (1990–), an Egyptian fencer.
Aboulafia Jewish
Variant spelling of Abulafia, which was originally a Sephardi Jewish surname of Arabic etymological origin.
Abourouphael Arabic
Means "father of rouphael" in Arabic, used especially in Lebanon and the Maghreb region (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia).
About French
It is a french surname that comes from the french word 'about', meaning "an extremity of a metallic or wooden element or piece." This surname is notably born by the French novelist Edmond François Valentin About... [more]
Abplanalp German, German (Swiss)
Topographic name for someone living high on a mountainside, from German ab- "below", "off" + Planalp "high, flat mountain-meadow".
Abraamowicz Polish
Historical variant of Abramowicz.
Abrahamian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Abrahamyan.
Abrahamyan Armenian
Means "son of Abraham".
Abramčuk Belarusian
Derived from the given name Abram 1.
Abramczyk Polish
Derived from the given name Abraham.
Abramienia Belarusian
Derived from a diminutive form of the given name Abram 1.
Abramov Russian, Jewish
Means "son of Abram 1 or Abram 2".
Abramova Russian, Jewish
feminine form of Abramov (Абрамов)
Abramovich Russian
Other form of Abramov
Abramovici Romanian, Moldovan
Romanian equivalent of Russian, Bulgarian and Ukrainian surname Abramovich, meaning son of Abraham
Abramowicz Polish
Means "son of Abraham".
Abramowitz Jewish
(Eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from Abram, a reduced form of the personal name Abraham.
Abramski Jewish
Means "son of Abram."
Abrar Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Abrar.
Abravanel Hebrew, Jewish
From Ab, meaning ‘father’, Rabban, meaning ‘priest’, and El, meaning ‘of God’.
Abree English
Variant of Aubrey.
Abrego Spanish
As a Spanish surname, it was from Spanish ábrego, which originally meant "African", from Latin africus. The vocabulary word in modern Spanish has lost this general sense and now means "south wind" (literally, "African (wind)").
Abreo French, Italian
Abreo or its variant Abreu comes from the French Alfred (alf = Elf; fred = conseil). The meaning is wise counselor.... [more]
Abresch German, Dutch, Jewish
From a pet form of the Biblical name Abraham.
Abrey English
Variant of Aubrey.
Abril Spanish, Portuguese
from an old personal name, Abril, based on the name of the month (from Latin Aprilis, "April").
Abruzzese Italian
Regional name for someone from the Abruzzi, a mountainous region of Italy east of Rome (cf. Abruzzo).
Abruzzo Italian
Name for a person originally from the region of Abruzzo in northern Italy.
Absalom English, Jewish
Derived from the given name Absalom.
Abshire English
Variant of Absher. This, in turn, originated as the German-surname Habischer, meaning "hawker."
Abston English (British)
The surname Abston is of an uncertain origin. Perhaps from an English place name, but not now recorded in England as a surname. One possibility is Abson near Bristol, earlier Abston; another is Adstone in Northamptonshire, which is named from an Old English personal name Ættīn + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.
Abtahi Persian
Possibly denoted someone who originally came from a location named Abtah in Saudi Arabia.
Abu Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿武 (see Anno 2).
Abubakarov Chechen
Means "son of Abu Bakr".
Abubakarova f Chechen
Feminine form of Abubakarov.
Abuev Kazakh, Chechen, Dagestani
Means "son of Abu".
Abuhan Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano abohan meaning "hearth, fireplace".
Abukar Somali
The name Abukar is of Somali origin and means "Father of the unique"
Abukawa Japanese
From Japanese 虻 (abu) meaning "horsefly" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Abukhanov Kazakh
Means "son of Abukhan".
Abukumagawa Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 阿武隈川 (Abukumagawa) meaning "Abukuma River", a river that flows through the prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi in Japan.
Abulafia Judeo-Spanish
From Arabic أبو العافية‎‎ (abū l-ʿāfiya) meaning "father of health" from أبو (abū) meaning "father" and عافية (ʿāfiya) meaning "health, well-being".
Abundio Spanish, Galician
From the given name Abundio.
Abundis Spanish (Mexican)
The surname Abundis is patronymic from the Old Spanish personal name Abundio, ultimately from Latin abundus ‘abundant’, ‘plentiful’.
Abuque Filipino
Possibly of Spanish and/or Portuguese origin and possibly a derivative of Albuquerque.
Abura Japanese (Rare)
From 油 (abura) meaning "oil".
Aburada Japanese
Abura means "oil" and da means "field, rice paddy."
Aburai Japanese (Rare)
Abura means "oil" and i means "well, mineshaft, pit".
Aburata Japanese
Abura means "oil" and ta means "field, rice paddy".
Aburatani Japanese
Abura means "oil" and tani means "valley".
Aburto Basque, Spanish, Spanish (Mexican)
The surname Aburto is a topographic name from Basque aburto ‘place of kermes oaks’, from abur ‘kermes oak’ + the locative suffix -lo.
Abuya Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 阿武屋 (Abuya) meaning "Abu Store", from 阿武 (Abu) meaning "Abu", a district in the prefecture of Yamaguchi in Japan.
Abyssum American
Means "Abyss" in Latin.
Aca Aztec, Nahuatl
From Nahuatl acatl meaning "cane".
Acacio Italian
From the given name Acacio.
Acahua Nahuatl
Means "owner of reeds", from Nahuatl acatl "reed, cane" and the possessive suffix -hua.
Acampora Italian, Medieval Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Acampora is a variant of Acanfora, from the medieval personal name Canfora, from canfora ‘camphor’ (from Arabic kāfūr).
Acar Turkish
Means "sturdy, hardy" or "bold, fearless" in Turkish.
Acar Ancient Aramaic
The origins of Acar in Lebanon is ACHAR (עָכָר), Anglicized form of Hebrew Akar or Akan, meaning “one who troubles or roils”.
Acatecatl Nahuatl
From Nahuatl acatl "reed, cane" and tecatl "person; inhabitant of a place".
Acatzihua Nahuatl
Possibly from Nahuatl acatl "reed, cane" and tzihuactli, a kind of thorny plant.
Accetta Italian
From the female form of southern Italian Accetto, a medieval personal name from the Latin name Acceptus (from acceptus 'welcome', 'well-liked').
Accola Romansh
Derived from Medieval Latin accola "tenant; farmer", ultimately from Classical Latin accola "one who lives near a place; a neighbor".
Accrington English
Derived from the place Accrington.
Accusato Italian
Means "accused" in Italian.
Ace English, Norman, Medieval French
The surname Ace's origin is from a Norman and Old French personal name, Ace, Asse, from Germanic Frankish origin Azzo, Atso, a pet form of personal names containing adal ‘noble’ as a first element.
Acebo Spanish
panish: Habitational Name From A Place Named Acebo, For Example In Cáceres Province; The Place Name Is From Acebo ‘Holly’ (Latin Aquifolium, Literally ‘Sharp-Leafed’).
Acero Spanish
From acero "steel, steelworker" (from Late Latin aciarium), an occupational name for a metal worker or an armorer.
Acestor Greek Mythology
Surname for Apollo.
Aceto Italian
Variant of Accetto.
Acevedo Spanish
Derived from Spanish acebedo meaning "holly grove", itself from acebo meaning "holly tree".
Ach German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, from Old High German aha meaning "running water".
Achakzai Pashto
Means "son of Achak" in Pashto.
Achampomaa African
Allegedly a feminine form of Achampong used in Ghana.
Achampong Western African
Variant of the Ashanti surname Acheamphong, meaning "destined for greatness".
Achard French, South American
From the given name Achard.
Acharya Indian, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit आचार्य (acharya) meaning "teacher, instructor".
Achával Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Atxabal.
Acheamphong Western African (?)
Could mean "destined for greatness"
Achenbach German
Habitational name from places in Hesse and Westphalia named Achenbach, from the obsolete word Ach or Ache (from Middle High German ahe meaning "water", "stream") + Bach meaning "brook".
Achenza Italian
A Sardinian name, possibly denoting someone from the former town of Aquensa or Acquesa.
Achi Japanese
Achi means "distant, remote".
Achikita Japanese (Rare)
遥 (Achi) means "distant, remote" and 北 (kita) means "north".
Achiku Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿竹 (see Atake).
Achille French, Italian
From the given name Achille
Achio Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly derived from the town, Achio, near Guadalajara in Mexico. The name itself is probably from the Nahuatl achio meaning "frequent".
Achmatowicz Polish (Rare)
Means "son of Achmat", from a Polish form of the given name Ahmad. This name is primarily used among Lipka Tatar Muslims in Poland.
Achmiedaŭ Belarusian
Belarusian form of Akhmedov.
Achour Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عاشور (see Ashour) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Achton Danish
A Graecised form of Jordløse meaning 'without land.'
Açıkgöz Turkish
Means "crafty, cunning, nimble" in Turkish.
Aćimović Serbian
A patronymic surname derived from the given name Aćim.
Ackbar Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic أكبر (see Akbar), as well as the usual Indonesian and Malay form. It is typical of Indonesia.
Ackerley English
Old English surname which came from a place name which meant "Oak meadow." See Ackley.
Ackerson English
From the middle english word "aker" meaning field, basically means "son of the field"
Ackles Anglo-Saxon
The ancient history of the Ackles name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in Eccles which was in both Norfolk and a parish near Manchester.
Ackley English
From an Old English surname: a place name which meant "Oak meadow". A variation of this is: "dwells at the oak tree meadow". ... [more]
Ackroyd English
Topographic name from northern Middle English ake "oak" and royd "clearing".
Acmad Filipino, Maranao
From the given name Acmad.
Acollador Filipino
Lanyard in Spanish
Acorn German
Origin uncertain; most probably an Americanized form of German Eichhorn.
Acosta Spanish
Surname (from location)... [more]
Acothley Navajo
Acothley means "cowboy".
Acquaviva Italian
From an Italian place name meaning "running water, spring", literally "living water".
Acquistapace Italian
Means "buy peace" in Italian, from acquista "to buy, to purchase" and pace "peace".
Acri Italian
Habitational name from a place in Cosenza province named Acri.
Acton English, Northern Irish
"Oak Town" in Old English. Parishes in Cheshire, Suffolk, Middlesex. There is also a place that bears this name in Ulster.
Acuff English (American)
Acuff Name Meaning. English: of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of northern English Aculf, from an Old Norse personal name Agúlfr 'terror wolf'... [more]
Acuña Galician, Spanish
Derived from a place named "Acuña Alta".
Acuna Spanish (Latin American)
Related tho the Acuna Indians of Mexico, there is also a city by the name. Popular in border areas of Mexico and Texas.
Acy English (Rare)
Possibly from the given name Ace 1.
Adachi Japanese
From Japanese 安 (a) meaning "peace" or 足 (a) meaning "leg, foot" and 達 (tachi), a plural marker, or 立 (tachi) meaning "stand".
Adachihara Japanese
A means "leg, limb, step", dachi is a form of tachi meaning "stand", and hara means "plain". ... [more]
Ådahl Swedish, Finland Swedish
Combination of Swedish å "river, creek" and dal "valley".
Adair Celtic
Mostly Scottish surname meaning "at the oak ford".
Adakai Navajo
From Navajo adikaʼí meaning "gambler, card player".
Adaksina Russian
Feminine form of Adaksin (Адаксин)
Adalson English
English surname meaning "Son of all"
Adamadze Georgian
Means "son of Adam".
Adamantidis Greek
Descentant, son of Adamantios.
Adamashvili Georgian
Means "son of Adam".
Adamaŭ Belarusian
Means "son of Adam".
Adamčyk Belarusian
Derived from a diminutive form of the given name Adam.
Adamec Czech, Slovak
From a pet form of the personal name Adam.
Adamescu Romanian
Patronymic from the given name Adam.
Adamiak Polish
Derived from the given name Adam.
Adamian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Adamyan.
Adamis Greek
Means "son of Adam".
Adamos Greek
Means "son of Adam".
Adamou Greek
Means "son of Adam".
Adamou Western African
From the given name Adamou.
Adamov Russian, Bulgarian
Means "son of Adam".
Adamović Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic from the personal name Adam.
Adamovič Belarusian
Means "son of Adam".
Adamovich Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Patronymic from the personal name Adam.
Adamowicz Polish
Means "son of Adam".
Adamski Polish
Patronymic from Adam suffixed with -ski based on habitational names.
Adamsky Jewish
Variant spelling of Adamski.
Adamu Amharic, Swahili, Hausa
From the given name Adamu (see user-submitted name).
Adamyan Armenian
Means "son of Adam".
Adão Portuguese
From the given name Adão.
Adap Filipino, Maranao
Means "in front of, before" in Maranao.
Adauto Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Adauto.
Addamo Italian
Variant of Adamo.
Addams English
Variant of Adams.
Addington English
Habitational name from any of various places named in Old English as Eaddingtun 'settlement associated with Eadda' or Æddingtun 'settlement associated with Æddi'.
Addy English
From the personal name Addy 2, a medieval diminutive of Adam... [more]
Adebowale Yoruba
From the given name Adebowale
Adedeji Yoruba
Means "one crown has become two" in Yoruba.
Adeeb Arabic
Derived from the given name Adib.
Adeel Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Adil.
Adefope Nigerian, Western African, Yoruba
Derived from Adéfọpẹ́, meaning “the crown grants thanksgivings”.
Adegoke Yoruba
From the given name Adegoke
Adel Arabic
From the given name Adil.
Adelakun Yoruba
From the given name Adelakun
Adelmund Frankish
Meaning "Noble Protection", Adel, being a variation of germanic adal, meaning "noble" and mund, meaning "protection".
Adelsköld Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish adel "nobility, aristocracy" and sköld "shield".
Adem Turkish, Bosnian, Albanian, Uyghur
From the given name Adem.
Ademaj Albanian
Means "descendant of Adem" in Albanian.
Ademi Albanian
Derived from the given name Adem.
Ademola Yoruba
From the given name Ademola
Ademović Bosnian
Means "son of Adem".
Ader Estonian
Ader is an Estonian surname meaning "plow".
Aders German (Silesian)
Variation of Eders, a topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of bare, uncultivated land, from Middle High German (o)ed(e) 'wasteland'. It may also be a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this element.
Adesanya Yoruba
Meaning "first to be born" in Yoruba.
Adesina Yoruba
From the given name Adesina
Adewale Yoruba
From the given name Adewale.
Adgate English
Variant of Agate.
Adham Arabic
From the given name Adham.
Adhia Konkani
A famous example is Richa Adhia, a Tanzanian model of Konkani descent.
Adhikari Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Hindi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit अधिकारिन् (adhikarin) meaning "official, authority, officer".
Adhikary Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Alternate transcription of Adhikari.
Adi Hebrew (Rare)
Means "jewel; ornament" in Hebrew, this is more common as a given name than a surname.
Adib Arabic, Bengali, Persian
Derived from the given name Adib.
Adie English, Scottish
From the personal name Adie, a medieval pet form of Adam.
Adıgüzel Turkish
From Turkish adı meaning "name" and güzel meaning "beautiful, nice".
Adil Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Adil.
Adiletov Kazakh
Means "son of Adilet".
Adilović Bosnian
Means "son of Adil".
Adiong Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao adiyong meaning "to prepare, to make ready".
Adipietro Italian
meaning "to tell Peter"; "to appear before Peter"... [more]
Adisa Yoruba
From the given name Adisa
Adison English
A variation of Addison.
Adītājs Latvian (Rare)
Means "the knitter" in Latvian.
Adkinson English
Variant of the surname Atkinson.