Submitted Surnames Starting with A

usage
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Adlao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano adlaw meaning "sun, day".
Adlawan Filipino, Cebuano
Means "daytime" in Cebuano.
Adleiba Abkhaz
Most likely from the given name Adlei, itself derived from Arabic عَادِل (ʿādil) meaning "fair, just", combined with Abkhaz аҧа (āpā) meaning "son"... [more]
Adlerz Swedish (Rare)
Possibly derived from the German surname Adler.
Adly Arabic
Derived from the given name Adli.
Adnan Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Adnan.
Adnane Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Adnan.
Adney English
Habitational name from Adeney in Shropshire, named in Old English as Eadwynna ey "island of a woman called Eadwynn". English: from a Middle English pet form of Adam... [more]
Adolf German
From the given name Adolf.
Adolphsson Swedish
Variant of Adolfsson; means "son of Adolph".
Adorján Hungarian
From the given name Adorján.
Adorno Italian
Southern Italian: from the personal name Adorno, meaning ‘adorned’.... [more]
Adoro Late Roman
Meaning "I Pray to". From Latin ad “to” + ōrō “I speak”
Adrian Various
From the given name Adrian.
Adrianescu Romanian
Of Romanian origin meaning "son of Adrian".
Adriano Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
From the given name Adriano.
Adrianov Russian
Means "son of Adrian".
Adríansdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Adrían" in Icelandic.
Adríansson Icelandic
Means "son of Adrían" in Icelandic.
Adrienne Medieval English
The surname dervies from the Latin male given name "(H)adrianus", originally an ethnic name for someone from the seaport of Adria - which gave its name to the Adriatic Sea - who settled in Rome and became known as "the man from Adria" (in Latin, "Adrianus")... [more]
Adson English (African)
Possibly means "son of Adam".
Aduriz Basque
A famous bearer of this surname is Aritz Aduriz, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a striker.
Adushkin Russian
Derived from a diminutive Adushka of various Russian given names.
Advani Indian, Sindhi
Means "descendant of Adu" in Sindhi, Adu probably being the name of a past ancestor.
Advíncula Spanish
Perhaps from Latin ad vincula "in chains", a title of Saint Peter.
Advincula Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of Advíncula primarily used in the Philippines.
Adzuchi Japanese
Variant reading of Amuro.
Aebig German (Archaic)
Short form of Adalbert, used in the 16th century.
Aeby Swiss
Derived from the given name Adalbert.
Aed Estonian
Aed is an Estonian surname meaning "garden".
Aedma Estonian
Aedma is an Estonian surname derived from "aed", meaning "garden", or "aedmaasikas" meaning "strawberry".
Aedviir Estonian
Aedviir is an Estonian surname meaning "garden line/stripe".
Aeg Estonian
Aeg is an Estonian surname meaning "time".
Aer Estonian
Aer is an Estonian surname meaning "oar".
Āěrdān Mongolian
A Daur family name.
Aeroaiei Medieval Romanian (Italianized, Rare, Archaic)
Wallachia or Walachia (Romanian: Țara Românească pronounced ˈt͡sara romɨˈne̯askə, literally The Romanian Country; archaic: Țeara Rumânească, Romanian Cyrillic alphabet: Цѣра Рꙋмѫнѣскъ) is a historical and geographical region of Romania... [more]
Aertsz Dutch, Frisian
A Patronymic surname from Aert, a shortened form of the first name Arnout.
Aesoo Estonian
Aesoo is an Estonian surname possibly taken from the location of the village of the same name in Pärnu County.
Aetós Greek
"Eagle" - in Greek, spelled αετός.
Afanasyev Russian
Means "son of Afanasiy".
Əfəndiyev Azerbaijani
Means "son of the effendi" from the Ottoman title افندي (efendi) meaning "lord, master".
Afeef Arabic, Dhivehi
From the given name Afif.
Affan Arabic
Derived from the given name Affan.
Affleck Galician, Scottish
Variation of Auchinleck, a town near Dundee, Scotland... Ben & Casey Affleck are famous bearers of the name. Auchinleck appears to have been one of those places where the ancient Celts and Druids held conventions, celebrated their festivals, and performed acts of worship... [more]
Afflitto Italian
Derived from Italian "afflitto" meaning "afflicted" or "troubled".
Afghan Afghan
Means "from Afghanistan".
Afghani Persian, Pashto
Derived from the term "افغانی" (Afghan), which means "a person from Afghanistan" in Pashto and Persian languages.
Afghanzada Persian, Afghan
Means "son of the Afghan", from Pashto and Persian افغان‎‎ (afǧân) referring to an inhabitant of Afghanistan or a member of the Pashtun ethnic group combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
Afif Arabic
From the given name Afif.
Aflor Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Afonso Portuguese
Old (6th century derived) Iberian surname, associated with the first dynasty and King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques. The surname was used by all the subsequent illegitimate children of that dynastic line.
Afonso Portuguese, Galician
From the given name Afonso.
Afrah Arabic
From the given name Afrah.
Afridi Pashto
From Pashto اپريدی (Apriday) of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a Pashtun tribe in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Afşar Turkish
Turkish form of Afshar.
Afsar Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name Afsar.
Afshar Persian
From the name of the Afshar people, a Turkic tribe residing in Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan. The name itself may mean "obedient" or perhaps "extraction, squeeze, press".
Aftab Urdu
Derived from the given name Aftab.
Afzaal Urdu
Derived from the given name Afzal.
Afzal Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Afzal.
Afzali Persian
From the given name Afzal.
Aga Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 何 (see Nani).
Agada Japanese
Variant of Agata.
Agadiri Moroccan
Habitational name from the city of Agadir.
Agafonov Russian
derives from given name Agafon (borrowed from Greek - meaning kindness, goodness)
Agafonova Russian
feminine form of Agafonov
Agagnier French
Meaning "Winner" from the french word "gagner" ... [more]
Agajanian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Աղաջանյան (see Aghajanyan).
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".
Aganad Filipino, Ilocano
From Ilocano agannad meaning "to be careful, to take care".
Aganović Bosnian
means "son of Agan
Agapov Russian
derived from male given name Agap or Agapey (Агапей)
Agapova Russian
Feminine form of Agapov.
Agar Greek, Italian, French
From the personal name Agar
Agarie Japanese
From Japanese 東 (agari) meaning "east" combined with 江 (e) meaning "creek, bay".
Agarmaa Estonian
Agarmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "busy/industrious land".
Agarwal Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Denotes someone originally from the town of Agroha in Haryana state, India.
Agas Filipino, Ilocano
Means "medicine, cure" in Ilocano.
Agashe Indian
According to Wikipedia, Agashe is a surname used by Chitpavan Brahmins of the Kaushik gotra in the Marathi populated Deccan in India and by the Chitpavan Brahmin diaspora across the globe.
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)
(Agata) written as 県, means "prefecture, county, countryside, subdivision, district".
Agate English (British)
From Middle English gate, meaning a "gate" or "street", denoting a person who lived near a major city gate or street.
Agatep Filipino, Ilocano
Means "thatcher, roof maker" in Ilocano.
Agathangelou Greek (Cypriot)
Patronymic from the genitive form of Agathangelos. Genitive patronymics are particularly associated with Cyprus.
Agatsuma Japanese (Rare)
From 上 (aga) meaning "upper, top, above" and 妻 (tsuma) meaning "wife, spouse".... [more]
Agawa Japanese
阿 (A) means "nook, flatter, corner" and 川 (kawa) meaning "stream, river".... [more]
Ağayev Azerbaijani
Means "son of the ağa", from the Turkish title ağa meaning "lord, master".
Ağayeva f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Ağayev.
Agbaje Nigerian, Yoruba
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967-), an English actor and model of Yoruba Nigerian descent.
Agbay Filipino, Cebuano
Means "to put one's arm around another's shoulders" in Cebuano.
Agbayani Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to become a hero" in Ilocano.
Agbeko Western African, Ewe
From Ewe meaning "chief of the family line of the Beko people".
Agbulos Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to let go, to set free" in Ilocano.
Agbuya Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to watch" in Ilocano.
Agcaoili Filipino, Ilocano
Derived from Ilocano agkawili meaning "hold on to".
Agdamag Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to ask for news" in Ilocano.
Agdeppa Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to spread one's hands" or "to spread one's arms wide" in Ilocano.
Ageeb Arabic
Means exotic or strange
Ageha Japanese
From Japanese 上 (age) meaning "above" combined with 羽 (ha) meaning "feathers".
Agejev Estonian, Lithuanian, Russian
Latinised form of Ageyev in languages without the letter "y".
Agelastos Greek
Means in Greek, 'The one that never laughs.'
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.
Ageyenkov Russian
variant of Ageyev
Ageyenkova Russian
feminine form of Ageyenkov (Агеенков)
Ageyev Russian
derived from given name Aggey (from Biblical Hebrew word meaning "festive")
Ageyeva Russian
Feminine form of Ageyev.
Ageykin Russian
variant of Ageyev
Ageykina Russian
Feminine form of Ageykin
Aggarwal Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Agarwal.
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]
Aghabegian Armenian
Derived from the given name Aghabeg.
Aghaei Persian
From the Persian title آقا (âqâ) meaning "sir, lord, mister".
Aghajanian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Աղաջանյան (see Aghajanyan).
Aghajanyan Armenian
Means "son of Aghajan".
Aghapapian Armenian
Derived from the given name Aghapap.
Aghasarian Armenian
Derived from the given name Aghasar.
Aghasian Armenian
Derived from the given name Aghasi.
Aghdashloo Persian
Denoted a person who came from various places named Ağdaş and Agdash in Azerbaijan, or Aqdash and Aghdash in Iran. A famous bearer is Shohreh Aghdashloo (1952-), an Iranian-American actress.
Aghili Persian
From the given name Aghil.
Agiashvili Georgian
Meaning unknown.
Aginaga Basque
Habitational name from a place named Aginaga, from Basque (h)agin meaning "yew tree" combined with -aga, a collective suffix.
Agincourt Medieval English
Surname Agincourt was first found in Lincolnshire where "Walter de Aincourt, who came from Aincourt, a lordship between Mantes and Magny Normandy, where the remains of the ancient family castle still exists... [more]
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]
Agishchev Russian
Variant of Ageyev, also possibly derived from given name Agapiy (Агапий) or Agafon (Агафон)
Agishcheva Russian
Feminine form of Agishchev (Агищев)
Agishev Russian, Kazakh, Uzbek
variant of Ageyev, also possibly derived from given name Agapiy (Агапий) or Agafon (Агафон)
Agisheva Russian, Kazakh, Uzbek
Feminine form of Agishev.
Agishin Russian
variant of Ageyev, also possibly derived from given name Agapiy (Агапий) or Agafon (Агафон)
Agishina Russian
Feminine form of Agishin (Агишин)
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]
Aglibut Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to roam around" in Ilocano.
Aglipay Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to play with lipay seeds", referring to a type of thorny shrub or bush.
Agnarsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Agnar" in Icelandic.
Agnes English
From the given name Agnes.
Agnew Scottish
Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Agneaux in Manche, France.... [more]
Agnos English
From the given name Agnes.
Agojo Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog aguho meaning "Australian pine tree", a type of she-oak tree (genus Casuarina).
Agoncillo Spanish (Philippines)
It is believed that the surname comes from an ancient Celtic settlement named Egon, whose ruins lie near the town of Agoncillo, La Rioja, Spain.
Agopian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հակոբյան (see Hakobyan).
Agopyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հակոբյան (see Hakobyan).
Agostinelli Italian
From the given name Agostino.
Agostino Italian
From the given name Agostino.
Ágoston Hungarian
From the given name Ágoston.
Agpalo Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to strike" in Ilocano.
Agramonte Spanish
habitational name from Agramonte in A Coruña and Lugo (Galicia).
Agras Galician
Occupational name for a vintner in Coruña, Spain.
Agraz Galician (Hispanicized)
Hispanicized form of Agras.
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]
Agreste French
French cognate of Agresta. This is also the French word for the grayling butterfly, Hipparchia semele.
Agrinya Nigerian (Rare)
Means "warrior" in the Nigerian language of Yala. It was an earned name.
Agron Spanish
From the town of Agrón in Granada, Spain.
Agron Russian
From the Russian Jewish last name Agronsky, which is from the given name Aaron
Agtutubo Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to grow robustly" or "youth" in Ilocano.
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
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 (Gallicized)
Parisianized form of Agerre.
Aguiar Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aguilar.
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.
Aguilera Spanish
Habitational name from a location in Soria province, Spain, named Aguilera, derived from Spanish aguilera meaning "eagle's nest". A famous bearer is American singer Christina Aguilera (1980-).
Aguinaldo Spanish (Philippines)
From the given name Aguinaldo. A notable bearer was Emilio Aguinaldo (1869-1964), the first president of the Philippines.
Aguinod Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano aginod meaning "plod, crawl, move slowly".
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".
Agushev Russian
Variant of Ageyev (Агеев), also possibly derived from given name Agapiy (Агапий) or Agafon (Агафон)
Agusheva Russian
Feminine form of Agushev (Агушев)
Agustin Spanish
From the given name Agustin.
Ágústínusdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ágústínus" in Icelandic.
Ágústínusson Icelandic
Means "son of Ágústínus" in Icelandic.
Ágústsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ágúst" in Icelandic.
Ágústsson Icelandic
Means "son of Ágúst" in Icelandic.
Ágústussdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ágústus" in Icelandic.
Ágústusson Icelandic
Means "son of Ágústus" in Icelandic.
Aguzarov Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname of unknown meaning.
Aguzzi Italian
Comes from an ancient Roman cognomen, Acutus, also possibly derived from Italian "aguzzo" meaning sharp, pointed.
Agyare Akan
Meaning unknown.
Agyei Akan
Meaning unknown.
Agyeman Akan
Derived from an Akan male personal name denoting a fourteenth-born boy but also interpreted as ‘savior of the nation’.
Aha Japanese
Variant reading of Yasunami.
Aha Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿波 (see Awa 1 or Awa 2).
Ahad Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name Ahad.
Əhədov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əhəd".
Ahama Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 阿 (a), a phonetic character and 浜 (hama) meaning "beach; seashore".
Ahamad Indian (Muslim), Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Sinhalese
Variant of Ahmad, particularly used in South India and Sri Lanka.
Ahamada Comorian
From the given name Ahamada.
Ahamed Indian (Muslim), Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Sinhalese
Variant of Ahmed, particularly used in South India and Sri Lanka.
Ahane Japanese (Rare)
亜 (A) means "second, Asia", 波 (ha) means "wave", 根 (ne) means "source, root". ... [more]
Ahara Japanese
A means "second, Asia" and hara means "field, plain".
Aharon Hebrew
Variant of Aharoni, from the given name Aaron.
Aharoni Jewish
From the given name Aharon.
Aharonian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ահարոնյան (see Aharonyan).
Aharonyan Armenian
Means "son of Aharon".
Ahas Estonian
Ahas is an Estonian surname meaning "slender".
Åhdal Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Ådahl. There are no registered bearers of this name in Sweden, but people sometimes use a different spelling than the one recorded in the population registry.
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".
Ahiejaviec Belarusian
Derived from the given name Ahiej.
Ahing Estonian
Ahing is an Estonian surname meaning "fishing spear".
Ahiru Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 畔蒜 (see Abiru) or 安蒜 (see Ambiru).
Ahishakiye Rwandan
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".
Ahler German, Dutch, Danish
from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + hari,heri ‘army’.
Ahlin Swedish
Combination of Swedish al "alder" and the common Swedish surname suffix -in (ultimately derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of").