Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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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.
ANSARI Arabic
Derived from Arabic الأنصار al-Anṣār, meaning "The Helpers", an Islamic term for the local inhabitants of Medina who took the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and his followers (the Muhajirun) into their homes when they emigrated from Mecca (hijra).
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.
ANTILLÓN Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ANTKOWIAK Polish
This Polish surname is patronymic from a pet form Antoni.... [more]
ANTOINE French
From the given name Antoine.
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.
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]
ANVARI Persian
From the given name Anwar.
ANWARI Persian, Indonesian
Variant of Anwar, as well as a Persian variant transcription of Anvari.
ANWARZAI Pashto
Means "son of Anwar" in Pashto, from the given name Anwar combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)".
ANWER Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of Anwar.
ANYAYAHAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "banquet, bid, treat" in Tagalog.
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".
ANZOROV Chechen
Means "son of Anzor".
AO Chinese (?)
Chinese from the name of Da Ao, a teacher of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu (26th century bc).
AO Estonian
Ao is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "lao", meaning "warehouse".
AOBA Japanese
青 (Ao) means "Green,blue" and 葉 (Ba) means "Leaf". This surname refers to a fresh leaf. Aoba is also a Japanese first name on top of that. A notable bearer is Yukihiro Aoba, who is a professional football player... [more]
AOI Japanese
From Japanese 葵 "hollyhock, althea" or 碧 "blue". This name is a given name as well as a surname.
AOIKE Japanese
青 (Ao) means 'blue, green', in this case "Blue", and 池 (Ike) ... [more]
AOKI Japanese
"Green tree"... [more]
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.
AONUMA Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 沼 (numa) meaning "swamp".
AOTA Japanese
Ao (青) means 'Blue, and Ta (田) means 'paddy, field'.
AOYAGI Japanese
Ao means "Blue, Green" and Yagi means "Willow".
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".
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".
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]
AQUILA Italian
Habitational name from L'Aquila in Abruzzo or from any of various smaller places called Aquila.
ARA Japanese
From the Japanese 荒 (ara) "primitive," "rude," "crude."
ARABI Persian, Arabic
Means "Arab" or "Arabic" in Persian and Arabic.
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".
ARAK Estonian
Arak is an Estonian surname meaning "arrak (an alcoholic liquor typically distilled from the sap of the coconut palm or from rice)".
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.
ARAKELYAN Armenian
Means "son of Arakel".
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.
ARANA Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 eponymous localities: the hamlet in the County of Trebiñu, the neighborhood in Gasteiz, or the neighborhood in Bermeo.
ARANAMI Japanese
Ara (荒) means rough, wild. Nami (波) means wave(s).
ARANBURU Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Aramburú, literally meaning the peak of a valley.
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.
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.
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.
ARCHILA Spanish
Possibly a variant of Arcila.
ARCHILA Arabic (Hispanicized, Rare), American (Hispanic, Rare)
Archila (Also written as “Archila”) means “the waterfall” in Arabic. Its origin are arabs and it comes from the word “Al-shilal” (الشلال). This last name is recognized in Levante and Mashrek and also common in Palestine, Lebanon and Siria... [more]
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, Kurdish, Ancient Persian
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.
ARDELLA African American
Derivative of Arden, popularized by the poem of the same name by Langston Hughes, the most well-known Black poet of the Harlem Renaissance. Meaning is "garden dweller."... [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".
ARELLANO Basque, Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
AREN Estonian
Aren is an Estonan surname meaning "developing" and "growth".
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.
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 derived from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning "to know" or أَرْفَع (ʾarfaʿ) meaning "high, lofty, elevated" (chiefly Tunisian).
ARFORD German
Derived from town of Erfurt, Germany
ARGAMAN Hebrew
Means "crimson" in Hebrew.
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.
ARGYLE Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
From the regional name Argyll, a county of southwestern Scotland, named in Gaelic as Earre Ghàidheal ‘coast of the Gaels’. Argyll was the earliest part of Scotland to be settled by Gaelic speakers from Ireland from the 6th century onwards... [more]
ARGYLL Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
From the regional name Argyll, a county of southwestern Scotland, named in Gaelic as Earre Ghàidheal ‘coast of the Gaels’. Argyll was the earliest part of Scotland to be settled by Gaelic speakers from Ireland from the 6th century onwards... [more]
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.
ARIOKA Japanese
Ari means "Exist" and Oka means"Ridge, Hill."
ARISAWA Japanese
有 (Ari) means "Exist" and 沢/澤 (Sawa) means "Swamp, Marsh". Mamizu Arisawa is a light novel author, it is likely that this isn't her real last name though, since Mamizu isn't her real 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
有 (Ari) means "Exist" and 吉 (Yoshi) means "Fortunate, Lucky". 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.
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".
ARKHIPOV Russian
Means "son of Arkhip".
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.
ÄRMPALU Estonian
Ärmpalu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "härmas" ("frosty") and "palu" ("sandy heath/heathy woodland").
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.
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.
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.
ARRHENIUS Swedish (Rare)
The name of two separate family linages with no relation between each other. One family originates from Linköping, Östergötland and probably got its name from Ancient Greek ᾰ̓́ρρην (árrhēn) "male" (taken from the last syllable of ancestor's last name, Kapfelman)... [more]
ARRIGO Italian
Italian: from the medieval personal name Arrigo, a variant of Enrico.
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.
ARRO Estonian
Arro is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "aroom", meaning "fragrant". Possibly a corruption of "aru", meaning "upland meadow".
ARROITZ Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARROYO Spanish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named with arroyo "watercourse", "irrigation channel."
ARSANUKAEV Chechen
Chechen family name of unknown meaning.
ARSENAULT French (Acadian)
From French arsenal meaning "workshop". This is the occupational surname for someone who worked at an arsenal.
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.
ARTHURS English
From the given name: Arthur.
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.
ARU Estonian
Aru is an Estonian surname meaning both "dry upland grassy meadow" and "wit".
ARUKASK Estonian
Arukask is an Estonian surname meaning "silver birch" (Betula pendula).
ARUKÜLA Estonian
Aruküla is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland village".
ARULAID Estonian
Arulaid is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow islet".
ARUMAA Estonian
Arumaa is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow land".
ARUMÄE Estonian
Arumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland hill/mountain".
ARUMETS Estonian
Arumets is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland/dry upland meadow forest".
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.
ARUORG Estonian
Aruorg is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland/meadow valley".
ARUPÕLD Estonian
Arupõld is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland field".
ARUSAAR Estonian
Arusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "meadow/grassland island".
ARUSTAMYAN Armenian
Means "son of Arustam", from a given name derived from a combination of the names Ara and Rustam.
ARUTEE Estonian
Arutee is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland road".
ARUVALD Estonian
Aruvald is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland parish".
ARUVÄLI Estonian
Aruväli is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow field".
ARUVEE Estonian
Aruvee is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow water".
ARVIDSSON Swedish
Means "son of ARVID".
ARYAL Nepali
Nepali Hindu surname of unknown meaning.
ARZAMENDIA Basque
"mountain bear"
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.
ASADULLIN Tatar, Bashkir
From the given name Asadullah.
ASAF Hebrew
From the given name Asaf.
ASAHINA Japanese
Asa means "Morning". Hi in this surname means "Ratio, Proportion". Na means "Nara, what?". 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, Popular Culture
This surname is made with 浅 (Asa) means "Superficial, Shallow", or 朝 (Asa) meaning "Morning", and 倉/蔵 (Kura) means "Storehouse, Owns, Posesses". Azumi Asakura is a voice actress. There are a lot of fictional characters with this surname as well, such as Ryouko Asakura from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
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).