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AUDELIN French
Variant of ODELIN, which is not to be confused with ODELÍN as it is Spanish while the other one is French, though they could have similar origins in name.
AUDEN English
This surname is derived from the Germanic given name Aldwin, of which the Old English equivalent is Ealdwine. Also compare Alden, which is a surname that has the same etymological origins. The surname Auden was probably formed during the time of the Norman French occupation of England, as Germanic names containing -al- usually became -au- in Norman French... [more]
AUDET French
Southern French nickname from Gascon dialect audet "bird", variant of standard Occitan ausèl (modern French oiseau).
AUDINO Italian
Derived from first name 'Alda' which means 'wise and experienced.'
AUDISH English (British)
Audish was first found in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire in the south of England, people who had the surname 'Audish' were wealthy landowners, thus held in high esteem.
AUERBACH German, Jewish
Topographical name for someone who lived by a stream (Middle High German bach) that was near a swamp or marsh (auer).
AUFDEMBERGE American (Rare)
The surname Aufdemberge originated in America, but in German it means 'On the mountains".... [more]
AUG Estonian
Aug is an Estonian surname derived from "auga" meaning "honorably".
AUGELLO Italian
Italian (Campania) dialect variant of Uccello ‘bird’, hence either a nickname for a diminutive, birdlike person or an occupational name for a fowler. Compare Auciello.
AUGUST English
From the given name August.
AUGUSTUS English
Means "great" or "venerable", derived from Latin augere "to increase".
AUGUSTYN Polish
From the personal name Augustyn, Polish form of Latin Augustinus
AUGUSTYNIAK Polish
Patronymic or pet form from the personal name Augustyn.
AUK Estonian
Auk is an Estonian surname meaning "pit" or "hole".
AUKERMAN Dutch
Americanized form of Dutch Ackerman. This was a frequent name in New Netherland in the 17th century.
AUKIO Finnish
"square", "plaza", "clearing", or "concourse"
AUKSI Estonian
Auksi is an Estonian surname derived from "auks" meaning "in honor of".
AUL Estonian
Aul is an Estonian surname meaning "long-tailed duck" (Clangula hyemalis).
AULCY English
English surname, of unknown meaning.
AUMERE Estonian
Aumere is an Estonian surname derived from "aumees" meaning "gentleman".
AUNE Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse auðn "wasteland, desolate place".
AUÑÓN Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
AURAKZAI Pashto
Variant transcription of Orakzai.
AURANGZEB Urdu
From the given name Aurangzeb.
AURIFABER German (Latinized)
Latinised form of Goldschmidt, meaning "gold smith".
AURINKO Finnish
Aurinko means "sun" in Finnish.
AUS English
Variant spelling of Scandinavian Aas.
AUS Estonian
Aus is an Estonian surname meaning "honest".
AUSAGE Samoan, English (Australian), American
Possibly from the given name Ausage.
AUSHEV Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived from Nakh ауш (aush) or аус (aus) literally meaning "rock, slope", figuratively meaning "strong, solid, confident".
AUSLEY English (Modern)
Rare surname which was from an English place name in which the second element is Old English leah "wood, clearing". The first element may be hors "horse" (in which case the name likely referred to a place where horses were put out to pasture) or the river name Ouse (ultimately from the ancient British root ud- "water").
AUSMAA Estonian
Ausmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "honorable land".
AUSMEEL Estonian
Ausmeel is an Estonian surname meaning "honest mind".
AUSMEES Estonian
Ausmees is an Estonian surname meaning "honest man".
AUSSENDORF German
Originated in Germany. Means "Out of the Village". First used in the year 1135.
AUSTEN English
A variant of the surname Austin. This exact spelling is also on the first name site.
AUT Czech, German (Swiss), Russian, Catalan
Means "Hard Worker" in Czech.... [more]
AUTRY English, French
A habitational name from any of the places in France named Autrey or Autry. French: from the Old French personal name Audry, from Germanic Aldric ‘ancient power’.
AUVÄÄRT Estonian
Auväärt is an Estonian surname meaning "honor worthy".
AU-YEUNG Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Ouyang.
AUZIŅŠ Latvian
Derived from the word auzas meaning "oats".
AVALLONE Italian
Topographic name for someone who lived in a deep valley.
AVAMILANO Spanish, Italian
Of Spanish origin, but probably has its roots in Italy due to the word "milano" which means Milan in Italian.
AVARA Italian
Italian feminine form of Avaro.
AVEIRO Portuguese, Spanish
Demonymic surname refering to Aveiro a city in middle north-eastern Portugal. A famous bearer of this surname is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
AVELAR Portuguese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Ansião.
AVELINO Spanish, Polynesian, Filipino
Spanish form of Avellino, the surname of the 17th-century Italian saint Andrew Avellino.
AVELLANEDA Spanish
It literally means "hazelnut grove", denoting someone who either lived near one or worked in one.
AVENA Spanish, Italian
A traditionally Spanish and Italian occupational surname for a "grain grower or merchant", or the Italian habitation surname for Avena, Calabria. Means "oats". From the Latin avēna meaning 'oats, wild oats, straw'.
AVENDAÑO Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Abendaño.
AVENIDA Spanish (Latin American)
The name translates to English, meaning "avenue."
AVERNE Anglo-Saxon
Possibly deriving from the Olde English "fearn", meaning fern.
AVGUSTOV Russian
Means "son of AVGUST".
AVIDZBA Abkhaz
Derived from Georgian ავი (avi) meaning "currish, severe, sullen" combined with ძე (dze) "son" and Abkhaz аԥа (āpā) "son". The name was most likely borne by Georgians under the spelling Avidze, which was modified with the Abkhaz suffix -ba after migration to Abkhazia.
AVIGDORI Jewish (Rare)
Surname variation of Avigdor, used to distinguish from said first name Avigdor.
ÁVILA Spanish
Derived from the Spanish town and province of Ávila, in the Old Kingdom of Castile, nowadays in the Community of Castile and León.
AVIÑA Galician
Galician surname referring to someone who "lives by a vineyard", from d’Aviña, a variant of da viña.
AVITAL Hebrew
From the given name Avital.
AVIV Hebrew
From the given name Aviv, also meaning "spring (the season)" in Hebrew.
AVIVI Hebrew
Means "springlike" or "of the spring" in Hebrew. (see Aviv)
AVNER Hebrew
From the given name Avner.
AVNI Hebrew (Modern)
Means "my stone" in Hebrew, a variant of the surname Even or a diminutive of Avner.
AVOTS Latvian
Means "fount, spring" or "source".
AVRAMOV Bulgarian
Means "son of Avram".
AWSUMB Norwegian
Norwegian habitation surname. Åsum/Aasum/Aasumb is a common place name in Scandinavia, generally referring to an ancient farm or homestead. Derived from Old Norse aas ‘hill’ + um ‘around’. Norwegian emigrants from the Åsum farm in the traditional district of Vinger (Hedmark, Norway) adopted the Anglicized spelling ‘Awsumb’ after arriving in North America in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
AX Dutch
originally French, used to be de Ax, meaning "from Ax", several possible places called Ax or Aix or variants.
AXELL Swedish
Possibly a habitational name with the combination of ax, a Swedish word for the fruiting body of a grain plant, and the common surname suffix -ell.
AXELMAN Swedish (Rare)
From the Scandinavian given name Axel and man "man".
AXELROD Jewish (Americanized)
Derived from the Yiddish given name Akslrod.
AXFORD English
Derived from Axford, which is the name of two villages in England (one is located in the county of Hampshire, the other in Wiltshire). Both villages derive their name from Old English æsc(e) "ash tree(s)" and Old English ford "ford", which gives their name the meaning of "ford by the ash trees" or "a ford with ash trees"... [more]
AXMED Somali
Somali form of Ahmed.
AY Turkish
Means "moon" in Turkish.
AYALA Basque
Habitational name or topographic name from Basque ai "slope", "hillside" + al(h)a "pasture".
AYANAMI Japanese
Aya (綾) means "twill", nami (波) means "wave"
AYANO Japanese
綾 (Aya) means "Design" and 野 (No) means "Feild". Keiko Ayano from Sword Art Online is a simple example of this surname existing, and also a notable bearer.
AYANOKOJI Japanese
A variant transcription of Ayanokouji that means "Design small road".
AYANOKOUJI Japanese
綾 (Ayano) means "Design", 小 (Kou) means "Small, Little", and 路 (Ji) means "Road."
AYARI Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār) or Persian عیار (ayyâr) meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
AYBAR Basque (Spanish, Rare)
Aybar Name Meaning. Spanish (of Basque origin): habitational name, in most cases probably from Aibar in Navarre, but in some cases perhaps a variant of Eibar, the name of a place in Gipuzkoa. The place names are from Basque ai 'side', 'slope' + ibar 'flood plain', 'valley'.
AYBEKOV Kazakh
Variant transcription of Aibekov.
AYDEN English, Scottish, Turkish
From a Scottish surname which was derived from Gaelic caol meaning "narrows, channel, strait".
AYDINLISOY Turkish
Means "enlightened family" in Turkish.
AYLER English
occupational name from Old French aillier ‘garlic seller’, from ail ‘garlic’ (from Latin allium).... [more]
AYLIFF English
From the medieval female personal name Ayleve (from Old English Æthelgifu, literally "noble gift"), or from the Old Norse nickname Eilífr, literally "ever-life".
AYLLÓN Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
AYOUB Arabic
From the given name Ayoub.
AYOUBI Persian, Pashto, Arabic
From the given name Ayoub.
AYRES English
Variant of Ayers.
AYTMATOV Kyrgyz
Means "son of Aytmat".
AYUBI Persian, Pashto, Urdu
Variant transcription of Ayoubi.
AYYAGARI Indian
Owner, Teacher
AZAHARA Japanese
From Japanese 字 (aza) meaning "a section of a village" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
AZALEA English, Indonesian, Various
From the name of the flower (see Azalea). A notable bearer is Australian rapper Amethyst Amelia Kelly, who's better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea.
AZAM Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic أَعْظَم (ʾaʿẓam) meaning "greater, greatest".
AZAMATOV Uzbek
Means "son of Azamat".
AZAR Hebrew
Means "(he) helped" in Hebrew, a verb form of Ezer or Ezra.
AZARIAN Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Azaryan, a patronymic likely derived from an Armenian form of the Hebrew given name 'Azaryah.
AZCÁRRAGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Azkarraga.
AZCONA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Azkona.
AZER Persian
Azer or temple fire from the Zoroastrian period in ancient Persia,as a surname relates the individual to the fire maintainers at the Zoroastrian temples
AZI Afizere
Azi is actually pronounced Azīh which means "Unending, in ended father of many generations" it is named after children believed to become the origin or source of lasting families.
AZIZA ?
Means decendent of The Merchant.
AZIZI Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Aziz.
AZKONA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the neighborhood of Aizkoa in the Navarrese municipality of Deierri.
AZLOR Aragonese (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Aflor.
AZMAT Urdu
Derived from the Arabic عَظَمَة (ʿaẓama) meaning "majesty, glory".
AZOULAI Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant transcription of Azoulay.
AZOULAY Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Sephardic Jewish surname of disputed meaning; it may be derived from French azur or Spanish azul both meaning "blue" (of Persian origin), from Tamazight izîl meaning "good, pure, sublime", or from an acronym of the Hebrew Biblical passage אִשָּׁ֨ה זֹנָ֤ה וַחֲלָלָה֙ לֹ֣א יִקָּ֔חוּ (’iš-šāh zō-nāh wa-ḥă-lā-lāh lō yiq-qā-ḥū) meaning "They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane".
AZUA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Burgu, Province of Araba.
AZUAJE-FIDALGO Portuguese (Rare), Spanish, Italian
Fidalgo from Galician and Portuguese filho de algo — equivalent to nobleman, but sometimes literally translated into English as "son of somebody" or "son of some (important family)"—is a traditional title of Portuguese nobility that refers to a member of the titled or untitled nobility... [more]
AZUARA Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
AZULAY Hebrew
Variant of Azoulay.
AZUMA Japanese
Means 'East' in Japanese
AZUSAGAWA Japanese (Rare)
Azusa (梓) means "catalpa", gawa/kawa (川) means "river", kawa changes to gawa due to rendaku. Sakuta Azusagawa (梓川 咲太) and his sister Kaede (梓川 花楓) from Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai are notable fictional characters who bear this surname.
AZZOPARDI Maltese
Possibly derived from the Hebrew term סְפָרַדִּי (s'faradí) used to refer to Jews originating from Iberia (called Sephardim or Sephardic Jews). It may also be of Greek origin from a word meaning "black, Mauritanian" or "soldier" with a connection to Middle Persian spʿh "army" used to refer to a person of African descent or someone who worked as a mercenary... [more]