Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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Akine Japanese
Aki means "autumn" and ne means "root".
Akinfeev Russian
Means "son of Akinfiy".
Akinnuoye Western African, Yoruba
Means "chief warrior" in Yoruba. A famous bearer is English actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967-).
Akino Japanese
From Japanese 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness" or 乃 (no) meaning "from".
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).
Akinuma Japanese
Aki can mean "autumn", and numa means "swamp, marsh".
Akioka Japanese
Aki means "autumn" and oka means "hill".
Akisato Japanese
秋 (Aki) means "autumn" and 里 (sato) means "village, ri: unit of measurement, league, parent's home". ... [more]
Akisawa Japanese
Aki can mean "autumn" and sawa means "swamp".
Akishima Japanese
Aki can mean "autumn" or "bright" and shima means "island".... [more]
Akishino Japanese
秋 (Aki) means "autumn" and 篠 (shino) means "dwarf bamboo".
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.ku(ru), a.kasu) meaning "clear," 飽 (hou, a.kiru, a.kasu, a.ku, aki) meaning "boredom," 阿 (a, o,, kuma) meaning "corner, nook," 田 (den, ta) meaning "rice field" and 北 (hou, kita) meaning "north."... [more]
Akitani Japanese
Aki can means "bright" or "autumn" and tani means "valley".
Akiwara Japanese
Aki means "autumn" and wara means "plain, field".
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.
Akiyoshi Japanese
Aki can mean "bright" or "autumn", and yoshi can mean "good luck, fortune".
Akizawa Japanese
A variant of Akisawa.
Akizora Japanese
can be made with the kanji 旻(akizora) meaning "autumn sky" or the word 秋空 (akizora) meaning "autumn sky".
Akizuki Japanese
The Akizuki clan is a Japanese noble family.
Akk Estonian
Akk is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the German surname "Hack".
Akkaş Turkish
Means "white brow" from Old Turkic ak "white" and kaş "brow".
Akkawi Arabic
Means "from Akka" in Arabic.
Akkawy Arabic
Variant of Akkawi.
Akkaya Turkish
Means "white rock" from Turkish ak meaning "white" and kaya "rock".
Akkineni Telugu
The surname Akkineni (అక్కినేని) is derived from the Telugu and Kannada word "akki (అక్కి)" which means rice and the suffix "neni (నేని)" which means country or region... [more]
Akkuş Turkish
Means "white bird" from Turkish ak meaning "white" and kuş meaning "bird".
Akmad Filipino, Maguindanao, Tausug
From the given name Akmad.
Akmal Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Akmal.
Akmalov Uzbek
Means "son of Akmal".
Akman Turkish
Means "chaste, pure, clean" in Turkish.
Akobian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հակոբյան (see Hakobyan).
Akobyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հակոբյան (see Hakobyan).
Akol Sundanese
This is my grandpa's (my dad's side) last name
Akopian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հակոբյան (see Hakobyan).
Akopyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հակոբյան (see Hakobyan).
Akpınar Turkish
From Turkish ak meaning "white" and pınar meaning "spring, fountain".
Akram Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name Akram.
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]
Akropolitis Greek
Someone from Akropolis, not referring to the Acropolis of Athens specifically, but in general, any fortified area of ancient and medieval Greek cities.
Aksakal Turkish
Means "elder, senior" in Turkish.
Aksakov Russian
Common surname in Russia
Aksakova Russian
Feminine form of Aksakov (Аксаков), a common surname in Russia
Aksamit Polish
Means "velvet" in Polish.
Aksanov Russian
Variant of Aksyonov (Аксёнов)
Aksanova Russian
Feminine form of Aksanov (Аксанов)
Aksentsev Russian
Variant of Aksyonov (Аксёнов)
Aksentseva Russian
Feminine form of Aksentsev (Аксенцев)
Aksentsov Russian
Variant of Aksyonov (Аксёнов)
Aksentsova Russian
Feminine form of Aksentsov (Аксенцов)
Aksentyev Russian
Variant of Aksyonov (Аксёнов)
Aksentyeva Russian
Feminine form of Aksentyev (Аксентьев)
Aksu Turkish
Means "white water" in Turkish.
Aksyanov Russian
Variant of Aksyonov (Аксёнов)
Aksyanova Russian
Feminine form of Aksyanov (Аксянов)
Aksyonov Russian
Derived from given name Avksentiy (Авксентий)
Aksyonova Russian
Feminine form of Aksyonov (Аксёнов)
Aksyutin Russian
Variant of Aksyonov (Аксёнов)
Aksyutina Russian
Feminine form of Aksyutin (Аксютин)
Aktaş Turkish
Means "white stone" from Turkish ak meaning "white" and taş meaning "stone, rock".
Akter Bengali
Variant of Akhtar.
Akui Japanese
A means "nook", ku means "long time ago, lasting" and i means "well, pit, mineshaft".... [more]
Akulov Russian
Originates from old-Russian nickname Okul/Akul (meaning crook, deceiver) or Greek given name Aquila (Ἀκύλας)
Akulova Russian
Feminine form of Akulov (Акулов)
Akusawa Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 愛久沢 or 愛久澤 (see Akuzawa 1) or 阿久沢, 阿久澤, 愛久沢, 愛久澤, 悪沢, or 悪澤 (see Akuzawa 2).
Akutagawa Japanese
Akuta (芥) means "mustard", kawa (川) means "river", kawa changes to gawa due to rendaku. Notable bearers of this surname are Ryuunosuke Akutagawa (芥川龍之介), a Japanese writer and Ryuunosuke Akutagawa from Bungou Stray dogs who shares the same name.
Akutsu Japanese
From Japanese 阿 (a) meaning "ridge, eaves, corner", 久 (ku) meaning "long time ago" and 津 (tsu) meaning "port, harbour".
Akuzawa Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 愛久沢 (Akuzawa) meaning "Akuzawa", a former large village in the former Japanese province of Kaga in parts of present-day Ishikawa, Japan.... [more]
Akuzawa Japanese
From Japanese 阿久沢 (Akuzawa), a variant spelling of 悪沢 (Akuzawa) meaning "Akuzawa", a division in the area of Azuma in the city of Midori in the prefecture of Gumma in Japan.... [more]
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]
Akyıldız Turkish
Means "white star" in Turkish.
Akyol Turkish
Means "white path" or "honest path" from Turkish ak meaning "white" (figuratively "honest, clean") and yol meaning "way, path".
Akyüz Turkish
Means "white face" in Turkish, from ak meaning "white" and yüz meaning "face".
Alaa Arabic
Derived from the given name Ala 1.
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
Alaca Turkish
Means "freckle, fleck" or "multi-coloured, piebald" in Turkish.
Alaee Persian
Derived from the word "Ala," which means "exalted" or "noble."
al-Ahmar Arabic
From the given name Ahmar.
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" in Pashto.
Alaküla Estonian
Alaküla is an Estonian surname meaning "village area".
Alam Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
Means "world, universe" (عالم) or "flag, sign, mark" (علم) in Arabic. This spelling represents two separate words in Arabic.
Alamaa Estonian
Alamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "field/area land".
Alamäe Estonian
Alamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region hill/mountain".
Alameda Spanish
Topographic name from alameda meaning ‘poplar grove’, a collective form of álamo meaning ‘poplar’, or a habitational name from any of the many places named with this word.
Alamets Estonian
Alamets is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region forest".
Alamgir Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Alamgir.
Alami Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic عَلِيم (ʿalīm) meaning "knowing, learned, education" (see Alim), mainly used in a religious context.
Alamillo Spanish
Spanish: topographic name from alamillo a diminutive of álamo 'poplar' or a habitational name from any of the many places called with this word in particular one in Ciudad Real.
Alamiri Arabic
From the given name Al-Amir.
Álamo Spanish, Portuguese
Either a topographic name from álamo "poplar" or a habitational name from any of several places in Spain and Portugal named with this word.
Alan Crom Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village.
Alang Filipino, Maranao
Means "obstruct, block" in Maranao.
Alanís Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
Alanović Serbian
Means "son of Alan" in Serbian.
al-Ansari Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أنصاري and Persian/Urdu انصاری (see Ansari).
Alanson English
English surname meaning "son of Alan"
Alaoja Estonian
Alaoja is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region creek".
Alaoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ali 1. This is the name of the current ruling royal family of Morocco, which was 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'.
Alarid American (Hispanic), Spanish (Mexican)
Perhaps a nickname from Catalan alarit "outcry" (Spanish alarido).
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".
Ələsgərli Azerbaijani
From the given name Ələsgər and the Turkic suffix -li which forms adjectives from nouns.
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".
Alauddin Bengali
From the given name Alauddin.
Alaväli Estonian
Alaväli is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region field".
Alavee Estonian
Alavee is an Estonian surname meaning "area/region water".
Alavez Spanish (Mexican)
Variant of Alaves primarily used in Mexico.
Alavi Persian
From the given name Ali 1.
Alawi Arabic
From the given name Ali 1.
al-Awlaki Arabic
Means "the Awlaki" in Arabic, referring to a person from the Awalik (عواليك) tribe of south Yemen.
Alazraki Judeo-Spanish
From Arabic اَلأَزْرَق (al-ʾazraq) meaning "the blue one".
al-Baghdadi Arabic
Originally denoted a person who came from Baghdad, the capital city of Iraq.
Albakri Arabic, Malaysian
Alternate transcription of Albakri also used in Malaysia.
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 English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Albach.
Albayrak Turkish
Means "red flag" in Turkish.
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.
Albehbehani Arabic
Meaning "The Behbehani", with "Behbehani" possibly a given name.
Albeiz Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Asparrena.
Albéniz Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Albeiz.
Alber German
Alber family name was first found in Alsace. The nickname given to someone fair in complexion or blond haired is derived from Latin word Albanus, which means white.
Alberico Italian
From the given name Alberico
Alberti Italian
From the given name Alberto.
Albertin French
French form of Albertini.
Albertini Italian
"Son of Alberto".
Albertov Russian
Means "son of Albert".
Albertsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Albert" in Icelandic.
Albin Romansh
Derived from the given name Albin.
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]
Albinez Spanish
Means "son of Albino".
Albino Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Albino
Albinsen Danish, Norwegian
Means "Son of Albin".
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.
Albritton English
An occupational name for a nutritionist.
Alcabasa Filipino
Derived from Spanish el cabeza meaning "the head".
Alcaide Spanish, Portuguese
ancient occupational or status name from alcaide from Arabic al-qāʾid "the leader, the commander" (see Kaid ). The meaning of the Spanish and Portuguese word varied depending on period and region including "castellan" "constable of a castle" "customs officer" and "jailer".
Alcalá Spanish
Derived from numerous towns with this name (fortified villages during the Moorish occupation of Spain), derived from Arabic القلعة (al-qalʿah) meaning "fortress, fortification, citadel".
Alcalde Spanish
Spanish: from alcalde 'mayor' from Arabic al-qāḍī 'the judge' a title dating from the days of Moorish rule in Spain.
Alcántara Spanish
Habitational name denoting someone originally from the municipality of Alcántara in Extremadura, Spain. The name is ultimately derived from Arabic اَلْقَنْطَرَة‎ (al-qanṭara) meaning "the bridge".
Alcântara Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Alcántara.
Alcantara Spanish, Filipino
Simplified form of Alcántara.
Alcaraz Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Alcázar Spanish
habitational name from any of various places for example in the provinces of Ciudad Real Cuenca and Granada named with the word alcázar "citadel" or "palace" (from Arabic al "the" and qaṣr "fortress" a borrowing of Latin castrum; see Castro).
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.
Alcox English
Variant of Alcott.
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 (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Aldatz.
Aldazabal Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous farmhouse in the municipality of Azkoitia.
Aldea Spanish
Topographic name meaning "village, hamlet" in Spanish, ultimately from Arabic الضيعة‎ (ad-day'a).
Al Delaimi Arabic (Rare)
Variant transcription of al-Dulaimi.
Alderete Spanish
Habitational name from any of the places in Galicia (Spain) and Portugal called Alderete probably from a Gothic personal name or derived from the Old English personal, or first name “Aldrich,” which means old ruler
Alderink Dutch
A personal name from an ancient Germanic personal name Aldheri.
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.
Alderson English (Modern)
Patronymic from the Middle English forename Alder, derived from two Old English names, Ealdhere ‘ancient army’ and Æ{dh}elhere ‘noble army’... [more]
Aldinger German
Habitational name for someone from Aldingen in Württemberg.
Aldis English
Derived from the Old English given name Aldus. Ald, the first part of the name, means "old."
Aldiyarov Kazakh
Means "son of Aldiyar" in Kazakh.
al-Dosari Arabic
Means "the Dosari" in Arabic, referring to a person from the Dawasir (الدواسر) Bedouin tribe of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Yemen, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. The tribe was formed in the town of Wadi Al Dawasir, in the Riyadh Province of Saudi Arabia.
Aldous English
Aldous is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It comes from the Old English female given name Aldus. Ald, the first part of the name, means old.
Aldridge English
habitational name from a place in the West Midlands called Aldridge; it is recorded in Domesday Book as Alrewic, from Old English alor ‘alder’ + wīc ‘dwelling’, ‘farmstead’.
Alduate Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Urraulbeiti.
al-Dulaimi Arabic
Means "the Dulaimi" in Arabic, referring to a person from the Dulaim (الدليم) royal tribe of Iraq, Syria, Kuwait and Jordan.
Aldunate Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Alduate.
Aldworth English
From the parish of the same name in Berkshire, England.
Alecu Romanian
Means "son of Alexandru" in Romanian.
Aleem Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
Derived from the given name Alim.
Aleena Ancient Greek
This name was inspired by the greek name "Alina" and is used in places like Turkiye
Alegado Spanish (Philippines)
From Spanish alegado meaning "alleged, claimed".
Aleghieri Medieval Italian (Tuscan, Rare, Archaic)
It has a hard to trace meaning, but the research shows that the meaning might be "clurgyman's family" or "son of professers." People know this last name for the poet Dante Aligheri who wrote the Dievine Comedy.
Alegre Spanish, Portuguese
Nickname from alegre "bright, merry" (Latin alacer).
Aleixandre Aragonese
From the given name Aleixandre.
Aleixo Portuguese
From the given name Aleixo.
Alejandra Spanish
Feminine form of Alejandro.
Alejandro Spanish
From the personal name Alejandro, Spanish form of Alexander.
Alejo Spanish
From the given name Alejo.
Alekhin Russian
Variant of Alyokhin (Алёхин)
Alekhina Russian
Feminine form of Alekhin (Алехин)
Alekhine Russian (Gallicized)
French transliteration of Alekhin, most prominently borne by Russian-French chess player Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946).
Aleksanyan Armenian
Means "son of Aleksan".
Alekseyev Russian
Variant transcription of Alekseev.
Alekseyeva Russian
Feminine form of Alekseyev (Алексеев)
Aleksinas Greek (?)
A famous bearer is the American former professional basketball player Chuck Aleksinas (1959-).
Alemán Spanish
from alemán an ethnic name for a German also used as a nickname for a Spanish person having some connection with Germany.
Alemdar Turkish
Occupational name for a carrier of flags, banners or ensigns, from Turkish alem meaning "banner, flag".