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ANDRÁSSY     Hungarian
man, warrior... a surname that derives from the personal name "Andreas", meaning manly, and was held by the first of Christ's disciples.
ANDREASDOTTER     Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Andreas", this surname is only used by females.
ANDREEN     Swedish
Variant of Andren
ANDREI     Romanian
From the given name Andrei.
ANDRELLY     Russian, Ukrainian
The first occurrence that I found was of Mikhaila Orosvigovskago ANDRELLY, or ANDRELLA (author of religious literature, in the century XVI) .
ANDRÉN     Swedish
Latinized patronymic from the name Andreas.
ANDREOU     Greek
Derived from the given name Andreas.
ANDREOZZI     Italian, Sicilian
From a pet form of the personal name Andrea.
ANDRESEN     Norwegian
Means "son of ANDRE".
ANDREYEV     Russian
Means "son of ANDREY".
ANDRONIKASHVILI     Georgian
Derived from the Ancient Greek name Andronikos. This was the surname of an important family in Georgia that contributed to politics and military, before the seizure of the country by Russia.
ANDROS     English
Variant of Andrews.
ANDROS     German (Swiss), Hungarian
Derivative of the personal name Andreas. Perhaps a reduced form of Greek Andronikos, Andronidis, or some other similar surname, all patronymics from Andreas.
ANDRULEWICZ     Lithuanian (Modern, Rare), Polish (Modern, Rare), Jewish (Modern, Rare), Latvian
Originally Andrulevičus or Andrulevičius, it means "ben-Adam" or "ben-ish" ("ben" being "son" in Hebrew; Adam meaning "man"). The Andrulevičiuses were originally Sephardic kohanim whom immigrated to Lithuania, and then Poland, Latvia, and other countries.
ANDRZEJEWSKI     Polish
habitational name for someone from a place called Andrzejewo, a derivative of the personal name Andrzej
ANEY     English
Possibly a respelling of French Ané, from a personal name derived from Latin Asinarius.
ANG     Chinese
Meaning "To hold High". Hokkien and Teochew romanization of the Chinese surnames Wang (汪, Wāng) meaning "King", Wang is also prounounced "Heng" in Teochew.
ANGADI     Indian, Kannada
From Kannada ಅಂಗಡಿ (aṃgaḍi) meaning "store, shop".
ANGELEVSKI     Macedonian
Son of Angele
ANGELIS     Greek
Variant of Angelos.
ANGELLOTTI     Italian
Comes from a pet form of Angelo, variant of Angelotti.
ANGELO     Italian
From a popular medieval personal name, Angelo, Latin Angelus, from Greek angelos "messenger, angel" (considered as a messenger sent from God).
ANGELOPOULOS     Greek
From the personal name Angelos or a shortened form of the personal name Evangelos + the patronymic ending -poulos.
ANGELOS     Greek
Reduced form of any of various Greek surnames derived from the forename Angelos (from #angelos ‘messenger’, ‘angel’), as for example Angelopoulos.
ANGELOTTI     Italian
Comes from a pet form of Angelo.
ANGELSON     English
Means son of Angel.
ANGELUCCI     Italian
From a pet form of the personal name Angelo.
ANGERHOFER     German
Habitational name for someone from Angerhof in Bavaria.
ANGOTT     Italian (Anglicized)
The origin of this surname is unknown but is most likely an anglicized version of the Italian surname 'Angotti'.... [more]
ANGRISANI     Italian
From Angrisano, a habitational name for someone from Angri in Salerno province.
ÅNGSTRÖM     Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "steam river" from the elements ånga, meaning "steam" and ström, meaning "stream, current, river".
ANGUIANO     Spanish (Latinized, Modern)
Anguiano is a small town in the province of La Rioja, Spain.
ANGUINO     American, Spanish (Mexican)
Mexican-American last name
ANIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Ana" in Serbo-Croatian.
ANISTON     English
"Town of Agnes, Agnes town"... [more]
ANJUM     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From Arabic نَجْم (najm) meaning "celestial body, star, planet".
ANN     English
Habitational name from Abbots Ann in Hampshire, named for the stream that runs through it, which is most probably named with an ancient Welsh word meaning ‘water’.
ANNA     English, Irish, Italian, Hungarian
Probably derived from the female first name ANNA.
ANNE     Indian
Indian (Andhra Pradesh); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu name of unknown meaning.
ANNO     Japanese
Means "of hermitage" in Japanese. A famous bearer is famous Japanese illustrator and children's educational book author Mitsumasa Anno (1926-present).
ANOTIDAISHE     Shona
Anotidaishe means "the Lord loves us".
ANOUILH     French
From Catalan anull, meaning "slow worm". It is originally a nickname given to a spineless and slow person. The French author Jean Anouilh is a famous bearer of this surname.
ANSCHÜTZ     German
Occupational name for someone whose job was to keep a dam or pool filled with water. (Anschützen "to fill up")
ANSELMO     Italian, Spanish
Comes from the personal name Anselmo, which is of Germanic origin (see Anselm). This was a distinctively Langobardic name, and was especially common in Lombardy in the Middle Ages.
ÀNSRUTHAIR     Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous town.
ANSTEY     English
Means "person from Anstey or Ansty", the name of numerous places in England (either "single track" or "steep track"). F. Anstey was the pen-name of British barrister and author Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934).
ANTHONY     English
From the personal name ANTHONY.
ANTILLA     Finnish, Finnish (Anglicized), English (American)
Variant and/or Anglicized form of Anttila
ANTILLÓN     Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ANTKOWIAK     Polish
This Polish surname is patronymic from a pet form Antoni.... [more]
ANTONGIORGI     Italian
combination of ANTONIO and GIORGIO
ANTONGIOVANNI     Italian
combination of ANTONIO and GIOVANNI
ANTONIEWICZ     Polish
Patronymic from the personal name Antoni.
ANTONIUS     Ancient Celtic
It means invaluable. In the Gaelic languaje is amhrisiadwy.
ANTONSSON     Swedish
Means "son of ANTON".
ANTTILA     Finnish
Derived from the given name Antti
ANTUNES     Ancient Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
It comes from the Greek anthos whose meaning is flower. Alludes to St. Anthony of Padua. It's a surname of the Christian inspiration. Variants and derivatives: Antonius, Antonios, Antunes, Antuñez, Antuña, Antuño, Toni, Tony, Tonino, Tonini, Tonio, Toño, Toñín.
ANTUNIEZ     Spanish, Galician, Asturian
Meaning "son of Antonius." It is a last name that appears in northern Spain.
ANTUNOVIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Antun".
ANTUNYES     Medieval Portuguese (Latinized, Modern)
Meaning Son of Anthony or Anton. There is a very old form of the latin which is Antonios or Antonius.
ANTURY     Greek, Hebrew
Haifa, Israel.... [more]
ANWARI     Persian, Afghani
Variant of Anwar.
ANWARZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "son of Anwar" from the given name Anwar combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)".
ANZAI     Japanese
From Japanese 安 (an) meaning "calm, peaceful" combined with 西 (sai) meaning "west", 斎 (sai) meaning "worship, religious meals", or 済 (sai) meaning "settle, finish".
AO     Chinese (?)
Chinese from the name of Da Ao, a teacher of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu (26th century bc).
AOI     Japanese
From Japanese 葵 "hollyhock, althea" or 碧 "blue". This name is a given name as well as a surname.
AOIKE     Japanese
Ao means "Blue,Green", in this case "Blue", and Ike "Pond,Pool".
AOKI     Japanese
Means "green tree" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 青 (green) and 木 (tree).... [more]
AOMINE     Japanese
Written 青嶺 (青 ao, meaning "blue") (嶺 mine, meaning "peak"). It is the surname of a character in the anime/manga Kuroko no Basket.
AONGHUS     ?
AONUMA     Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 沼 (numa) meaning "swamp".
AOYAMA     Japanese
Means "blue mountain" or "green mountain" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 青 (blue, green) and 山 (mountain).
AOZAKI     Japanese (Rare)
Ao means "blue,somewhat green" & zaki means "blossom". So, Nobutaka "Blue Blossom",is an artist who was born in Japan,but now lives in New York as an artist who has been featured in magazines.
AOZORA     Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 空 (sora) meaning "sky".
APAYDIN     Turkish
Means "very bright".
APELQVIST     Swedish
Variant of Appelkvist.
APELTIA     English (Rare)
Comes from the word "appellation" referring to the Appellation Mountains.
APICELLA     Italian
Southern Italian: from a diminutive of apa ‘bee’, probably applied as a nickname for an industrious person, or possibly as a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper.
APOLLO     Italian, Spanish
From the Greek personal name Apollo. There are several saints Apollo in the Christian Church, including an Egyptian hermit and monastic leader who died in 395 ad. The personal name derives from the name in classical mythology of the sun god, Apollo, an ancient Indo-European name, found for example in Hittite as Apulana "god of the gate" (from pula "gate", cognate with Greek pylē), therefore "protector, patron".
APOLLONI     Italian
From the given name Apollonia, which is the Latin feminine form of Apollonios, which in turn was derived from the name of the Greek god Apollo.
APONTE     Spanish
A misdivision of Daponte. It originates from Majorca, Spain.
APPEL     German, Dutch, Jewish, Low German, Medieval Dutch, Yiddish
1. German: from the personal name Appel, a pet form of Apprecht (common especially in Thuringia and Franconia), itself a variant of Albrecht. ... [more]
APPELKVIST     Swedish
Combination of Swedish apel or äpple both meaning "apple" and kvist "branch, twig".
APPELMAN     Dutch
Occupational name from Middle Dutch apelmanger "apple seller".
APPELQUIST     Swedish
Variant of Appelkvist.
APPLE     English
From Middle English appel meaning "apple" (Old English æppel). An occupational name for a grower or seller of apples.
APPLEBEE     English
Variant spelling of Appleby.
APPLEGARTH     English, Scottish
Topographic name from northern Middle English applegarth meaning "apple orchard" (Old Norse apaldr meaning "apple tree" + gar{dh}r meaning "enclosure"), or a habitational name from a place so named, of which there are examples in Cumbria and North and East Yorkshire, as well as in the county of Dumfries.
APPLEGATE     English
Extremely common variant of Applegarth, in which the less familiar final element has been assimilated to the northern Middle English word gate meaning "road" or to modern English gate.
APPLER     German
Variant of Eppler.
APPLEWHITE     English
Habitational name from a place named Applethwaite, from Old Norse apaldr ‘apple tree’ and þveit ‘meadow’. There are two or three such places in Cumbria; Applethwaite is also recorded as a surname from the 13th century in Suffolk, England, pointing to a possible lost place name there... [more]
APSĪTIS     Latvian
Derived from the word apse meaning "asp".
APT     German, Yiddish
German: variant of Abt.... [more]
AR     ?
ARA     Japanese
From the Japanese 荒 (ara) "primitive," "rude," "crude."
ARÀBIA     Italian, Spanish
Ethnic name for someone from Arabia or some other Arabic-speaking country or a nickname for someone who had visited or traded with one of these countries.
ARABIA     English (American)
Americanized form of French Arabie.
ARABIAN     Armenian
Patronymic from the ethnic term arab ‘Arab’.
ARABIE     French
Ethnic name denoting someone from Arabia or an Arabic-speaking person.
ARADHYA     Indian, Sanskrit
Means "one who worships god". Commonly seen in India, Karnataka and other parts of India like kashi. They wear holy thread (yagnopaveetha).
ARAFA     Arabic (Egyptian)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning “to know”.
ARAGAKI     Japanese
This is the same as Arakaki.
ARAGON     Spanish, Catalan, French
A surname and an autonomous community of Spain.
ARAI     Japanese
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
ARĀJS     Latvian
Means "the ploughman".
ARAKAKI     Japanese
It means "Wild Enclosure" Ara (Wild) + Kaki (Enclosure), ... [more]
ARAKAWA     Japanese
Ara means "Wild" while Kawa means "River". There are multiple rivers in Japan with this name,but one river leads to Tokyo Bay. This is where the name comes from (so it's topographic),and it's mostly used in the east of this country.
ARAKI     Japanese (Rare)
Ara means "Wild" or "New" in surnames while Ki means "Tree",but the "Wild Tree" kanji/definition is more common. This name was listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.
ARAMBURÚ     Basque
Famous bearers of this surname is Fernando Aramburu, a Spanish writer and Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, he was an Argentine Army general.
ARANBURU     Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Aramburú, literally meaning the peak of a valley.
ARANCIBIA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Arantzibia.
ARANDS     English, Spanish
Anglicized version of a name given to residents of Aranda de Duero, a small town in the north of Spain.
ARANGIZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Gasteiz.
ARÁNGUIZ     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Arangiz.
ARANTZIBIA     Basque
It literally means "ford of buckthorns".
ARAQUISTAIN     Basque, Spanish
''Place of the ferns'' in Basque. It first appeared when a family arrived for the first time to a part of the Pyrenees where they where a lot of ferns. Then, that family, changed their last name to ''Araquistain'' which means ''place of the ferns'' in basque.
ARASHI     Japanese
This surname is used as 嵐 (ran, arashi) meaning "storm, tempest."... [more]
ARASHIRO     Japanese (Rare)
A Japanese surname. A bearer of this surname is Yukiya Arashiro (Born 1984-) He is a Japanese cyclist.
ARATA     Japanese (Rare)
Arata is a rare masculine given name and surname. Ara: "Wild" or "New" and Ta: "Rice Patty". The general reading is from the Ryukyu Islands ,but in Proper Japanese it is pronounced "Shinden" or "Nitta" often.
ARATANI     Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
ARAVENA     Corsican
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the commune of Fuzzà.
ARAYA     Japanese (Rare)
"Wild{ara}" or "New{ara}" and "Ya{valley}". It is pronounced this way in Eastern Japan,in the west it's "Aratani".
ARBEITER     German
Occupational name from Middle High German arbeiter ‘laborer’.
ARBORNE     English (British)
A surname found in England as well as in America. This surname has been attached to Americans of English ancestry.
ARBOUR     French (Quebec)
Variant of Harbour or possibly a variant of Harbaud or Herbert.
ARCANGELI     Italian
Meaning "archangel" in Italian.
ARCARUS     ?
Descendent of Builders.
ARCENIEGA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Artziniega.
ARCHAKI     Polish, Ukrainian
Possibly means "lord" or "ruler" from Greek derivative archos.
ARCHEAMBEAU     French
The name Archambeau is derived from the Latin personal name 'Arcambaldus'. In turn the name 'Arcambaldus', is derived from the Germanic word 'Ercan', which means precious in Germanic, and 'bald', meaning bold and daring.... [more]
ARCHIBALD     English
From the personal name ARCHIBALD.
ARCHULETA     Spanish, English
Castilianized form of Basque Aretxuloeta, a topographic name meaning "oak hollow".
ARD     Scottish
Habitational name from any of several places called Aird, including one near Hurlford in Ayrshire, another near Stranraer in Galloway, and the Aird, the higher part of the Vale of Beauly, near Inverness... [more]
ARDEHI     Persian, Ancient Persian, Persian Mythology
House Ardehis of Zagors or Ardahvans (Persian: اردهیان) were one of the Persian Sassanid royal families, who occupied the Mounts of Zagros before the Islamic conquest of Persia in 650 CE. Ardahvans in Shahnameh and Persian mythology are mentioned to be the first settlers of Zagros mountains, and the constructors of Forts Of Zagros... [more]
ARDEN     English
From various English place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".... [more]
ARDIES     Irish
Irish Isle Of Ards
ARDIS     Scottish
Reduced form of Allardice.
ARDZINBA     Abkhaz
Means "son of silver" from Abkhaz араʒны (ārāʒnə) "silver" and аҧа (āpā) "son".
ARECHEDERRA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Aretxederra.
ARELLANO     Basque, Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARENCIBIA     Spanish
Castilianized combination of the basque words of aranz meaning "thorn"; "hawthorn" + ibi meaning "ford" + a (basque article suffix); meaning someone living by a thorny ford. A "ford" is a body of water shallow enough to walk through; In this context topographically referring to a some places in Spain
AREND     American
From the given name AREND.
ARENDALE     English
Variant of Arundel.
ARENSBERG     German
From Old High German arn 'eagle' and berg, 'mountain'.
ARETXABALETA     Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Arechavaleta.
ARETXEDERRA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gordexola.
ARFAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning "to know" or أَرْفَع (ʾarfaʿ) meaning "high, lofty, elevated" (chiefly Tunisian).
ARFORD     German
Derived from town of Erfurt, Germany
ARGANDA     Spanish (Latin American), Spanish
town in spain / arganda del rey
ARGANDOÑA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gasteiz.
ARGENTI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Argento.
ARGENTO     Italian
From argento "silver", perhaps sometimes applied as a nickname for someone with silvery gray hair, but more often a metonymic occupational name for a silversmith.
ARGINDEGI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Legazpi.
ARGUINDEGUI     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Argindegi.
ARGYLE     Scottish
Means "person from Argyll", a region of south-western Scotland ("coastland of the Gaels").
ARIEL     Hebrew
From the given name Ariel.
ARIF     Urdu, Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Malay, Arabic
From the given name Arif.
ARIFOVIĆ     Bosnian
Means "son of Arif".
ARIGE     Telugu
This name is famous surname in telugu states of South India.
ARIMA     Japanese (Rare)
This is a surname and first name that means "Owns A Horse". In the west and in the Ryukyu Islands is where this name is mostly possessed. This is taken from the Aroma hot spring near the city of Kobe.
ARISAWA     Japanese
Ari ("Exist") + Sawa ("Swamp"). Mamizu Arisawa is a light novel author, it is likely that this isn't her real last name though, since Mamizu isn't her first name.
ARISEN     English (Modern)
From a Dutch surname that means "son of Aris". In The Netherlands, this name is never used as a first name, since Dutch law strictly prohibits the use of surnames as first names. Therefore, if this name is indeed sometimes used as a first name in the United States (where it *is* allowed to use surnames as first names), one should classify Arisen as an (American-)English first name.
ARISTAVA     Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz name Арстаа (Arstaa) ultimately derived from the Ancient Greek personal name Aristarchus.
ARISTIDE     Haitian Creole, French (African)
From the given name Aristide. A notable bearer is Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953-), the 37th and 39th President of Haiti.
ARITA     Japanese (Rare)
Ari means "Has" or "Owns" and Ta means "Rice Patty". This is most is most common in west-central Japan.
ARITI     Greek
Friendly, Approachable, Generous
ARITZALA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARIYOSHI     Japanese
Ari means "Exist" and Yoshi means "Fortunate". This surname means "Fortune Exists".
ARIZA     Catalan
Castilianized form of Basque Aritza, a topographic name from Basque (h)aritz ‘oak’ + the article suffix -a.
ARIZA     Spanish
Spanish: habitational name from a place so named in Zaragoza province in Aragón.
ARIZALA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Aritzala.
ARJONA     Spanish
Habitational name from Arjona in Jaén province.
ARJWANA     Eastern African
Eastern African
ARKADIYEV     Russian
Variant transcription of ARKADYEV.
ARKADYEV     Russian
Means "son of ARKADIY".
ARLEGI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Galar.
ARLEGUI     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Arlegi.
ARLEN     American
Of uncertain origin. Possibly a form of the German name Erlen or a Gaelic name meaning "pledge" or "oath".
ÄRLIG     Swedish (Rare)
Means "honest" in Swedish.
ARLINGHAUS     German
Perhaps a habitational name from Oerlinghausen in North Rhine-Westphalia.
ARLINGTON     English
Location name that refers to a settlement associated with a personal name reduced to Arl- plus the Anglo-Saxon patronymic element -ing- then the element -ton denoting a "settlement"... [more]
ARLOTT     English
From a medieval nickname for a ne'er-do-well (from Middle English harlot or arlot "vagabond, base fellow"; "prostitute" is a 15th-century development). This surname was borne by Jack Arlott (1914-1991), a British journalist, poet and cricket commentator.
ARLOTTA     Sicilian
From the French personal name Arlot, recorded in the Latinized form Arolottus from the 13th century.
ARMENDARITZE     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the French arrondissement of Baiona.
ARMENTEROS     Spanish
Habitational name from either of two places called Armenteros, in the provinces of Ávila and Salamanca, from the plural of armenatero meaning ‘cowherd’, from Latin armenta ‘herd(s)’.
ARMIJO     Spanish
Derived from the Spanish adjetive "armigero", meaning "one who bears arms". First found in the Northern Region of Spain in Cantabria. Alternate spellings include: Armijos, Armigo, and Armija.
ARMOUR     Scottish, Northern Irish
From Middle English, Old French armure, blended with the agent noun armer (see Armer), hence an occupational name for a maker of arms and armor. The collective noun armure denoted offensive weapons as well as the more recently specialized sense of protective gear.
ARMSTEAD     ?
ARMUIER     French
French for "armorer."
ARNDT     German
Derived from the personal name Arndt.
ARNESSON     Swedish
Means "son of Arne".
ARNETT     English
Derived from Arnold, a pet name perhaps. Also could be from /arn/ "eagle" and /ett/, a diminutive.
ÄRNI     German (Swiss)
From a much altered pet form of the personal name Arnold.
ARORA     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi
Hindu and Sikh name derived from اروهڙ (Aror), the name of the former capital of Sindh, India (now a part of Pakistan and known as Rohri). The name itself is derived from Hindi and Punjabi Aur meaning "someone else", used by the past Aroras to escape persecution.
ARÓSTEGUI     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Aroztegi.
AROUET     French
A famous bearer was French philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778), whose birth name was François-Marie Arouet.
AROZTEGI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Atetz.
ARQUETTE     French
From arquet meaning "little bow" or "little arch" (diminutive of arche, from Latin arcus). It was originally an occupational name for an archer, but the French word arquet(te) is also found in the sense 'market trader' (originally, perhaps, one with a stall underneath an arch)... [more]
ARRA     Galician, Sicilian
Habitational name from a place in Galicia called Arra, this surname was also found in some parts of Sicily.
ARRECHEA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Arretxea.
ARREGI     Basque
It literally means "singer".
ARREGUI     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Arregi.
ARRETXEA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous hamlet in the French canton of Uztaritze.
ARRIGUNAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous beach in the municipality of Getxo.
ARRILLAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Usurbil.
ARROITZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARRÓNIZ     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Arroitz.
ARROYO     Spanish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named with arroyo "watercourse", "irrigation channel."
ARSENAULT     French (Acadian)
From French arsenal meaning "workshop". This is the occupational surname for someone who worked at an arsenal.
ARSENIJEVIĆ     Serbian
Means "son of Arsenije".
ARSENISHVILI     Georgian
Means "son of Arsen" in Georgian.
ARSHBA     Abkhaz
Most likely from a contracted form of Arabic أَرْشَد (ʾaršad) meaning "most sensible, most reasonable" or Persian ارشد (arshad) "senior, superior, eldest" combined with Abkhaz аԥа (āpā) "son".
ARSLAN     Turkish
Variant of Aslan.
ARSLANAGIĆ     Bosnian
Means "son of Arslan".
ARTABIA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Allin.
ARTAVIA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Artabia.
ARTEAGA     Basque
It literally means a place where there are live oaks &/or evergreen oaks.
ARTEMOV     Russian
Variant transcription of ARTYOMOV.
ARTETA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 eponymous localities: the neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Ollaran, the neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Ezporogi, or the neighborhood of the municipality of Galdakao.
ARTINO     Greek
Habitational name for someone from the city of Arta in Epirus.
ARTIS     English
English: regional name for someone from the French province of Artois, from Anglo-Norman French Arteis (from Latin Atrebates, the name of the local Gaulish tribe). This surname is popular in North Carolina and Virginia, of the US.
ARTUROV     Russian
Means "son of ARTUR".
ARTYOMOV     Russian
Means "son of ARTYOM”.
ARTZINIEGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ARUNDEL     English
English surname which comes from two distinct sources. Either it was derived from a place name meaning "horehound valley" in Old English (from harhune "horehound (a plant)" and dell "valley"), or it was from Old French arondel, diminutive of arond "swallow", which was originally a Norman nickname given to someone resembling a swallow.
ARVIDSSON     Swedish
Means "son of ARVID".
ÅS     Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Means "ridge, hill" in the Scandinavian languages.
ASA     Japanese
Variously written, sometimes with characters used phonetically. It can mean ‘morning’, but the most likely meaning is ‘hemp’, making it a topographic or occupational name. Both forms are found mostly in Amami, one of the Ryūkyū Islands.
ASAHINA     Japanese
Asa ("Morning") + Hina ("Sunlight"). It's also a first name.
ASAI     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "shallow well".
ASAKA     Japanese
From the Japanese 淺 or 浅 (asa) "superficial" and 香 (ka) "odour," "smell," 加 (ka) "increase," "step-up" or 賀 (ka) "congratulation."
ASAKAWA     Japanese
Asa ("Morning"), ("Superficial"), or ("Shallow") + Kawa ("River").
ASAKURA     Japanese
It is written like this : Asa ("Superficial"), or Asa meaning ("Morning"), + Kura ("Storehouse"). Azumi Asakura is a voice actress. There are a lot of fictional characters with this surname too.
ASAL     Arabic
means "honey" in Arabic
ASANO     Japanese
Meaning ‘shallow plain’; probably derived from two places of that name, one in Mino (now southern Gifu prefecture), the other in Owari (now Nagoya prefecture). Both families descend from the Minamoto clan through the Toki family.
ASANTE     Shona
Meaning unknown.
ASAROĞLU     Turkish
Means "son of Asar".
ASATO     Japanese (Rare)
There are several readings for the name but 2 are Asa:"Morning",and To:"Door,Asa:"Safe" and To:"Village". There are multiple places in the Ryukyu's (where the name originates and mostly stays) that have that name;that could've been the influence... [more]
ASBURY     English
English location name with the elements as- meaning "east" or "ash tree" and -bury meaning "fortified settlement."
ASCENCIO     Spanish, Italian
From the personal name (Latin Ascensius), favored by the early Christians, by whom it was bestowed with reference to the ascension of Christ (Late Latin ascensio).
ASCHER     German
Derived from German asche meaning "ash" (tanners worked with ash)
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