Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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ŢAGA Romanian
Țaga is a commune and village in Cluj County, Romania.
AGAM Hebrew (Modern)
Rare variant of the surname Agami, which came from the Hebrew name Agam, means "lake".
AGAMI Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Agam, means "lake" in Hebrew.
AGAN Estonian
Agan is an Estonian surname meaning "chaff".
AGARMAA Estonian
Agarmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "busy/industrious land".
AGARWAL Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain surname meaning "people of Agroha", referring to a town in the Indian state of Haryana.
AGASSI Armenian, Persian, Italian
The surname Agassi most likely evolved from a nickname for someone resembling a mappie, perhaps jokingly referred to as chattering or nagging person. ... [more]
AGATA Japanese (Rare)
I'm not sure how the surname is written, but in general, the word (Agata) written as this: 県, can rather mean "Prefecture", or "County, Countryside, Subdivision, District". The source is in the notes.
AGATE English (British)
From Middle English gate, meaning a "gate" or "street", denoting a person who lived near a major city gate or street.
AGATHANGELOU Greek (Cypriot)
Patronymic from the genitive form of Agathangelos. Genitive patronymics are particularly associated with Cyprus.
AGATSUMA Japanese (Rare)
上 (Aga) "Upper, Above" and 妻 (Tsuma) "Wife, Spouse". A notable bearer with this surname is Hiromitsu Agatsuma, a musician. The source is in the notes.
AGAWA Japanese
阿 (A) means "Nook, Flatter, Corner" and 川 (Kawa) meaning "Stream, River". One notable bearer is Sawako Agawa, who is a celebrity and a writer.
AGBAJE Nigerian, Yoruba
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967-), an English actor and model of Yoruba Nigerian descent.
AGBAYANI Filipino, Ilocano, Tagalog
Means "to become a hero" in Ilocano.
AGBUYA Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to watch" in Ilocano.
AGCAOILI Filipino, Ilocano, Tagalog
Derived from Ilocano agkawili meaning "to hold on".
AGEEB Arabic
Means exotic or strange
AGERRE Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 neighborhoods in the French department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques: the one in the commune of Mugerre, the one in the commune of Hendaia, or the one in the commune of Maule-Lextarre.
AGHA Turkish
Means "chief, master, lord" in Turkish. From the Turkish ağa 'chief, master, lord', from the Old Turkish aqa 'elder brother'. Traditionally it was a title for a civilian or military officer, or often part of such title, and was placed after the name of certain military functionaries in the Ottoman Empire... [more]
AGHAEI Persian
Derived from the Persian title آقا (âqâ) meaning "sir, lord", of Turkic borrowing.
AGINAGA Basque
Habitational name from a place named Aginaga, from Basque (h)agin meaning "yew tree" combined with -aga, a collective suffix.
AGIRMO Italian
two hypotheses: either from the Greek agyrmos meaning "symposium, meeting" which was the name of the first day of the Misteri Eleusini in Athens.... [more]
AGIUS Maltese
Derived from Arabic عَجُوز (ʿajūz) meaning "old (person), elderly".
AGLER English
From one or more Middle English personal names variously written Alger, Algar, Alcher, Aucher, etc. These represent a falling together of at least three different Continental Germanic and Old English names: Adalgar "noble spear" (Old English Æ{dh}elgār), Albgar "elf spear" (Old English Ælfgār), and Aldgar "old spear" (Old English (E)aldgār)... [more]
AGNEW Scottish
Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Agneaux in Manche, France.... [more]
AGOSTINELLI Italian
The earliest known instance of this name AGOSTINELLI was St. Aurelius Augustinus, also known as Augustine of Hippo (354-430) the greatest of the Latin church fathers. He was born in Tagaste in Numidia which is modern Tunisia.... [more]
AGRBA Abkhaz
Most likely derived from Abkhaz агыруа (ā́gər-uā) meaning "Mingrelian, farm labourer, serf", historically used to refer to the Mingrelians, an ethic sub-group of the Georgians. Alternatively, it could be from Abkhaz агара (āgārā) meaning "to take" or "to bring"... [more]
AGRINYA Nigerian (Rare)
Means "warrior" in the Nigerian language of Yala. It was an earned name.
AGU Igbo
Agu is an Igbo surname; the word Agu means Tiger in Igobo language.
AGU Estonian
Agu is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name) meaning "daybreak/early dawn".
AGUALO Chamorro
Chamoru for "pertaining to farming"
AGUDO Spanish
Agudo is sharp in spanish so i guess that means i'm sharp looking
AGUER Dinka
the name was mainly given to boys of the Dinka tribe ,mainly in the Upper Nile state of South Sudan. meaning is unknown but is synonymous with "tree"
AGUERRE Basque (French)
Parisianized form of Agerre.
ÁGUILA Spanish
From águila "eagle" (Latin aquila). This is either a nickname for a haughty man or one with an aquiline nose, or a habitational name from a place in Salamanca province called Águila.
AGUILAR Spanish, Catalan, Jewish
Habitational name from any of numerous places called Aguilar, from Latin aquilare "haunt of eagles" (a derivative of aquila "eagle"), for example Aguilar de Campo in Palencia, Aguilar de la Frontera in Córdoba, and Aguilar de Segarra in Catalonia.
AGUILERA American (Hispanic)
Variant of Aguilar.
AGUIRRE Basque
Basque toponymic surname, also arguably meaning "prominence" in Old Basque.
AGUMANU Igbo, Trinidadian Creole
its an last name and first name that comes from an Igbo tribe in Trinidad
AGUNI Japanese
From the Japanese 粟 (a or awa) "foxtail millet" and 國 or 国 (kuni, guni or koku) "country."
AGUON Chamorro
From Chamorro agu, meaning "to change, to vary" and the suffix on meaning "to be able". The term's modern usage refers to the starch portion of a Chamorro meal. In the olden days, the Chamorro meal consisted of fish and vegetables, but the starch portion of the meal would highly depend on what was in season.
AGURAIUJA Estonian
Aguraiuja is an Estonian surname meaning "dawn/daybreak hewer".
AGUSTIN Spanish
From the given name Agustin.
AGUZAROV Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname of unknown meaning.
AGUZZI Italian
Comes from an ancient Roman cognomen, Acutus.
AGYARE Akan
Meaning unknown.
AGYEI Akan
Meaning unknown.
AHANE Japanese
亜 (A) means "Second, Asia", 波 (Ha) means "Wave", 根 (Ne) means "Root". This may not be an actual surname. Ayano Ahane is a singer and works on her own songs. The source is in the notes.
AHARON Hebrew
Variant of Aharoni, from the given name Aaron.
AHARONI Hebrew
From the given name Aharon.
AHAS Estonian
Ahas is an Estonian surname meaning "slender".
AHEARNA Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Either from an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Eachthighearna meaning "descendant of Eachthighearna", or else an anglicized form of Eachthighearna.
AHI Estonian
Ahi is an Estonian surname meaning "stove" and "furnace".
AHING Estonian
Ahing is an Estonian surname meaning "fishing spear".
AHISHAKIYE Kinyarwanda
AHISHAKIYE is a both male (most) and female name which means "Whenever God want" and is originally from Rwanda. It is a familiar name in the East African countries speaking Kinyarwanda and Kirundi such as Rwanda, Uganda, RDC, Burundi and Tanzania... [more]
AHL Swedish
Derived from Swedish al "alder tree".
AHLBORN Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish al "alder" and -born, a Swedish surname suffix derived from German geboren "born".
AHLBORN German
From the old personal name Albern, from Germanic adal meaning "noble" and boran meaning "born".
AHLIN Swedish
Combination of Swedish al "alder" and the common Swedish surname suffix -in (ultimately derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of").
AHLQVIST Swedish
Combination of Swedish al "alder" and quist an old spelling of kvist "twig".
AHLUWALIA Indian, Punjabi
From a village named Ahlu that existed as a misl (state) of the Sikh Confederacy during the 18th century.
AHMADI Arabic, Persian
From the given name Ahmad.
AHMADZADEH Persian
From the given name Ahmad combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
AHMADZAI Pashto
Means "son of Ahmad" in Pashto. The Ahmadzai are a Pashtun tribe mainly concentrated in Afghanistan and some parts of Pakistan. A notable bearer is Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (1949-), the current President of Afghanistan.
ÅHMAN Swedish
Combination of Swedish å "small river" and man "man".
AHMETAJ Albanian
From the given name Ahmad.
AHMETI Albanian
From the given name Ahmet.
AHN Korean
From the Sino-Korean 安 (ān) meaning "calm, peaceful, tranquil, quiet".
AHO Finnish
As a Finnish surname, it is derived from Finnish aho "glade", "forest clearing". It was also formerly a popular ornamental name in Northern Finland, especially among Swedes living there. It is now a 'protected' surname in Finland, which means someone may only bear it via birthright or marriage.... [more]
AHO Assyrian
Assyrian surname of unknown meaning.
AHONEN Finnish
A combination of Finnish aho "meadow" and the common surname suffix -nen.... [more]
AHRENALDI English (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Possibly an Americanized version of Italian Arenaldi
AHTISAARI Finnish
Borne by Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari, a Finnish politician, the tenth President of Finland (1994–2000), a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and a United Nations diplomat and mediator noted for his international peace work.
AHUJA Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Indian (Sikh)
Sikh name meaning "descendant of Ahu", based on the name of a clan in these communities (see Arora). Ahu is presumably the name of an ancestor; the suffix -jā is patronymic.
AIA Estonian
Aia is an Estonian surname meaning "horticultural".
AIBAR Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Oibar.
AIBEKOV Kazakh
Means "son of Aibek".
AIDA Japanese
Ai could mean "Fit, Suit, Join", "Indigo", "Together, Mutual". Da means "Rice Paddy/ Field".
AIDEN English
Derived from the first name AIDEN.
AIDLA Estonian
Aidla is an Estonian surname meaning "store/goods area".
AIHARA Japanese
From the Japanese 藍 (ai) "indigo," "indigo plant" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
AIKAWA Japanese
This surname combines 相 (sou, shou, ai-) meaning "inter-, mutual, together, each other, minister of state, councillor, aspect, phase, physiognomy", 鮎 (den, nen, ayu, namazu, ai) meaning "freshwater trout, smelt", 愛 (ai, ito.shii, o.shimu, kana.shii, mana, me.deru) meaning "affection, favourite, love", 会 (kai, e, a.u, a.waseru, atsu.maru, ai) meaning "meeting, meet, party, association, interview, join", 合 (gou, ga', ka', a.u, -a.u, a.i, ai-, -a.i, ai, a.wasu, a.waseru, -a.waseru) meaning "fit, suit, join, gō (unit of area & volume - equal to 0.3306 m² in area & 0.1809 liters in volume)", 哀 (ai, awa.re, awa.remu, kana.shii) meaning "pathetic, grief, sorrow, pathos, pity, sympathize" or 藍 (ran, ai) meaning "indigo" with 川 (sen, kawa) meaning "river, stream."... [more]
AIKMAN Dutch, English, Scottish
Originally a surname or a nickname meaning oak man.
AIKUCHI Japanese
合 (Ai) means "Suit, Jion" and 口 (Kuchi) means "Mouth, Opening".
AIKYO Japanese (Rare)
愛 (Ai) means "Love, Affection", and 敬 (Kyo) means "Respect" in this surname. Notable bearers are Hisashi Aikyo and Shigeyuki Aikyo. Hisashi is a former baseball runner, while Shigeyuki is a steeplechase runner.
AIM Estonian
Aim is an Estonian surname meaning "idea" or "inkling".
AIMAR Medieval English, Anglo-Saxon, Spanish
1. From the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Aethelmaer", meaning "famous noble." ... [more]
AIMÉ Haitian Creole, French (African)
Means "loved, love" in French.
AIMLA Estonian
Aimla is an Estonian surname derived from either "aim" meaning "idea" or "taimla" meaning "nursery".
AIMOTO Japanese
Often written as 愛 (Ai) meaning "Love, Reverence, Affection" or 相... [more]
AIMRE Estonian
Aimre is an Estonian surname derived from "aim" meaning "idea" or "inkling".
AINARA Japanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "mutual, reciprocal, with one another", 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree" and 良 (ra) meaning "good".
AINJÄRV Estonian
Ainjärv is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "Ain" (a masculine give name) and "järv" ("lake"); "Ain's lake."
AINLA Estonian
Ainla is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Ain".
AINO Japanese (Rare)
Means "of love" or "of the love" in japanese. A notable name bearer is a fictional character "Minako Aino" in the "Sailor Moon" anime... [more]
AINSALU Estonian
Ainsalu is an Estonia surname possibly derived from the masculine given name "Ain" and "salu", meaning "grove": "Ain's grove".
AINUMÄE Estonian
Ainumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "single mountain".
AISAKA Japanese (Rare)
Ai means "Indigo (blueish)", and Saka means "Hill,Slope".In 2014 Aisaka was ranked #9,579 for most used surnames in Japan and had only 5 occurrences that year. It's more popular in the U.S. than in the country it originated from... [more]
AISSAOUIA Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Aïssa (chiefly used in Algeria). This is also the name of a town in Médéa Province, Algeria.
AÏT Berber, Northern African
Derived from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (aït) meaning "son", also commonly used a component for compound names and surnames.
AIT Estonian
Ait is an Estonian surname meaning "granary" and "outbuilding".
AÏTBRAHIM Berber, Northern African
Means "son of Brahim", from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (ait) meaning "son" combined with the Arabic given name Brahim.
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, -zo.me, -zome) meaning "colour, dye, paint, print, stain." Normally, this would be romanticised as Aizome.... [more]
AJANGO Estonian
Ajango is an Estonian surname related to "time".
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.
AKABANE Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 羽 (hane) meaning "feather". A notable bearer of this surname was professional midget wrestler Shigeru Akabane (1941–2011), better known under his ring name Little Tokyo.
AKAGAWA Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 川 (gawa) 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.
AKAMORI Japanese (Rare)
From 赤 (aka) meaning "red" combined with 森 (mori) meaning "forest."... [more]
AKANISHI Japanese
Means "red west" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 西 (west).
AKANO Japanese
赤野 (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".
AKASHI Japanese
From Japanese 明 (aka) meaning "bright" and 石 (shi) meaning "stone".
AKASHIRO Japanese
赤 (Aka) means "Red" and 城 (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)
赤 (Aka) means "Red" and 堤 (Tsustumi) means "River Bank" This is the surname of the Japanese adapted version of Blossom from Power Puff Girls, as an example. The source is in the notes
AKBAR Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name Akbar.
AKBARI Persian
From the given name Akbar.
ƏKBƏROV Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Akbarov.
AKBULUT Turkish
Means "white cloud" in Turkish.
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.
AKECHI Japanese
From Japanese 明 (ake) meaning "bright" and 智 (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect".
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".
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 Persian, Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali
Derived from Persian اختر (axtar) meaning "star".
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.
AKINFEEV Russian
Means "son of Akinfiy".
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).
AKISATO Japanese
秋 (Aki) means "Autumn" and 里 (Sato) means "Village,ri,unit of measurement, league, parent's home". A notable bearer is Wakuni Akisato, who is a manga artist.
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
秋 (Aki) means "Autumn" and 篠 (Shino) means "Rope".
AKITA Japanese
This surname can be used as 秋田, 明田, 穐田, 飽田 or 阿北 with 秋/穐 (shuu, aki, toki) meaning "autumn," 明 (mei, myou, min, a.kari, aka.rui, aka.rumu, aki.raka, a.keru, -a.ke, a.ku(ru), a.kasu) meaning "clear," 飽 (hou, a.kiru, a.kasu, a.ku, aki) meaning "boredom," 阿 (a, o, omone.ru, kuma) meaning "corner, nook," 田 (den, ta) meaning "rice field" and 北 (hou, kita) meaning "north."... [more]
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 Turkish ak meaning "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.
AKYEAMPONG African
Akan name from Ghana. It means the one who gives birth to princes. Mostly spelt Acheampong mainly to make life easy for Europeans, however that spelling is wrong because there is no "c" in the Akan or Twi alphabet... [more]
AKYILDIZ Turkish
Means "white star" in Turkish.
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
ALAJÕE Estonian
Alajõe is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region water".
ALAKIVI Estonian
Alakivi is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region stone".
ALAKOZAI Pashto
Means "son of Alako", derived from the name Alako (most famously borne by a son of King Zirak Khan of Afghanistan) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alakozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Durrani inhabiting 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).
ALAMAA Estonian
Alamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "field/area land".
ALAMÄE Estonian
Alamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region hill/mountain".
ALAMETS Estonian
Alamets is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region forest".
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.
ALANSON English
English surname meaning "son of Alan"
ALAOJA Estonian
Alaoja is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region creek".
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 (Quebec)
Derived from the Visigothic given name Alaric. This form was established in Quebec from 1681.
ALAS Estonian
Alas is an Estonian surname, derived from either "ala-" meaning "area" and "region"; or "alasti", meaning "bald" and "nude"; "alastus" means "bareness".
ALASALU Estonian
Alasalu is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region grove".
ALASI Estonian
Alasi is an Estonian surname meaning "anvil".
ALASOO Estonian
Alasoo is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region swamp".
ALATALU Estonian
Alatalu is an Estonian surname meaning "area farm/farmstead".
AL-ATTAR Arabic
Means "the perfumer, the druggist" from Arabic عَطَّار (ʿaṭṭār) "perfumer, druggist, pharmacist".
ALAVÄLI Estonian
Alaväli is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region field".
ALAVEE Estonian
Alavee is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region water".
ALAZRAKI Spanish, Judeo-Spanish
Means "the blue one" from Arabic أَزْرَق (ʾazraq) meaning "blue".
ALBA Spanish, Catalan
From alba meaning "white".... [more]
ALBALAT Catalan
Means "white winged" from medieval Catalan alb ("white") and alat ("winged"), originally from Latin albalatus ("of white wings") and used by the Visigoths before the Umayyad conquest of Hispania to name the cotton thistle because of its whitish spiny-winged stems.
ALBANESE Italian
Southern Italian : ethnic name from albanese ‘(an) Albanian’, applied to someone from Albania or from one of the Albanian settlements in Abruzzo, Apulia, Campania, and Sicily.
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]
ALBAUGH German (Austrian)
Albaugh is a surname of Austrian origin. It is an anglicized variation of the German language surname Albach.
ALBAYRAK Turkish
Means "red flag" from Turkish al meaning "red" and bayrak "flag".
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".
AL BEHAIRY Arabic
Linguistic: Comes from the word BOHAYṘA which means lake, the name "lake" is being employed as an adjective.
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]
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.
ALCÁNTARA Spanish
From the name of a municipality in Extremadura, Spain. The name is ultimately derived from Arabic اَلْقَنْطَرَة‎ (al-qanṭara) meaning "the bridge".
ALCANTARA Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Variant of Alcántara used in the Philippines.
ALCARAZ Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
ALCAYAGA Basque (Spanish)
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-.
ALCORN Scottish
Scottish variation of Allcorn, a name that originally came from Alchorn, a manor in the parish of Rotherfield, Sussex.
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 (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Aldatz.
ALDEA Spanish, Romanian
Spanish "village"
AL DELAIMI Arabic (Rare)
Variant transcription of Al Dulaimi.
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.