Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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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".
Aler English (Rare), German
From the alder tree, a tree found in the Americas, Europe and parts of Asia. The much less common given name Aler is possibly derived from it.
Alessandro Italian
From the given name Alessandro.
Alessio Italian
From the given name Alessio.
Alexanderov Russian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Aleksandrov.
Alexandersdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Alexander" in Icelandic.
Alexandra English (Rare)
Derived from the given name Alexandra
Alexandre French, Portuguese
From the given name Alexandre.
Alexandrou Greek
Means "son of Alexandros".
Alexandrov Russian
Variant transcription of Aleksandrov.
Alexandrova Russian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Aleksandrova.
Alexandru Romanian
From the given name Alexandru.
Alexanian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Aleksanyan.
Alexie Romanian
From the given name Alexie.
Alexiou Greek
Means "son of Alexis".
Alexis German, French, English, Greek
From the given name Alexis.
Alexopoulos Greek
From the personal name Alexios + the patronymic ending -poulos.
Alexson English
This surname means “son of Alex”.
Aleyeva Russian
Feminine form of Aleyev (Алеев)
Alfani Italian
(or Alfano) three possibilities: from the German word halfer ("helper"), from a place called Alfano, which is supposed to be from the Arab al fannan ("wild donkey"), and Alfana is the name of a race (as in type) of Arab horses, so could be someone related to horses.
Alfeev Russian
Derived from the Russian monastic name Yelevfery, derived from Greek ἐλεύθερος (eleutheros) meaning "free".
Alfeo Italian
From the given name Alfeo.
Alferyev Russian
Derived from the Russian monastic name Yelevfery, derived from Greek ἐλεύθερος (eleutheros) meaning "free".
Alfes Jewish
Official website of the the City of Alfés (in the Province Lleida, Catalonia, Spain) says:... [more]
Alfieri Italian
From Italian alfiere "standard-bearer, ensign", ultimately from Arabic فارس (al-faris) "horseman, rider; knight, cavalier". May alternately derive from the Germanic given name Adalfarus, meaning "noble journey".
Alfonsi Italian
From the given name Alfonso.
Alford English, Scottish
Habitation name found in Lincolnshire, Surrey and Somerset, England and Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The name can be derived by combining the Old English female personal name Ealdg- and -ford meaning "water crossing" or can mean "from the alder tree ford".
Alforque Spanish (Philippines)
Possibly from the name of a place called Alforque in Zaragoza province, Spain, meaning uncertain.
Alfred English, Caribbean
Derived from the given name Alfred.
Alfredi Italian
Derived from the given name Alfredo.
Alfredo Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Alfredo.
Alfsen Norwegian
Norwegian cognate of Alfsson.
Alfstad Norwegian (Rare)
Possibly a combination of the given name Alf 1 and stad "city, town".
Alfvén Swedish (Rare)
Perhaps derived from Swedish älv "river".
Alfyorov Russian
Derived from the Russian monastic name Yelevfery, derived from Greek ἐλεύθερος (eleutheros) meaning "free".
Algerie Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the French Algérie meaning "Algeria" (referring directly to the country itself). It also refers to someone from Annaba, Algeria.
Al-ghamdi Arabic
Means "the Ghamdi", referring to the Ghamd tribe of Saudi Arabia.
Al-ghoul Arabic
Palestinian surname.
al-Ghoul Arabic (Mashriqi)
Perhaps from the Arabic folklore tradition of the ghoul. In the English speaking world, this name is probably known from the Batman comic/movie characters Ra's al Ghul and Talia al Ghul.
Algieri Italian
Italian form of Algerie.
Algotsson Swedish
Means "son of Algot".
Algus Estonian
Algus is an Estonian surname meaning "beginning".
Al-haddad Arabic
Meaning “The Smith”
Alhadeff Judeo-Spanish
Possibly an occupational name for a weaver from Arabic الهداف (al-̣haddāf) meaning "the weaver's shuttle". Alternately, it may be from Arabic الهدى (al-hadā) meaning "the guided one".
Al-haj Arabic
Variant of Haj.
Alhambra Spanish
Refers to the Alhambra, a palace complex located in Granada, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic الْحَمْرَاء‎‎ (Al-Ḥamrā) meaning "the red one" or, ultimately, from Arabic أَحْمَر (ʾaḥmar) "red".
Al Harbi Arabic
Originally indicated a person from the Harb tribe derived from Arabic حَرْبيّ (ḥarbiyy) meaning "military, war, army".
Al-hashimi Arabic
From the given name Hashim.
Alhassan Arabic, Somali, Urdu
From the given name Al-Hasan.
al-Husseini Arabic
Derived from the given name Hussein.
Alibekov Kazakh, Kumyk, Lezgin
Means "son of Alibek".
Alić Bosnian
Means "son of Ali 1".
Alicea Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from the given name Alicia.
Alıcı Turkish
Means "customer" in Turkish.
Aliesch Romansh
Derived from the given name Alexius.
Alif Malay (Arabized, Rare, Archaic)
"Good friends" "Close friend" "Best friend" "Companion" "Close companion" "Kind" "Meek" "Gentle" "Compassionated" "soft"
Alifieris Greek
From Italian alfiere "standard-bearer, ensign" cognate to the Italian surname Alfieri.
Alig Romansh
Of debated origin and meaning; theories include a derivation from the given name Alexius.
Aligato Filipino, Cebuano
Means "spark, flying ember" in Cebuano.
Alighieri Italian
From the given name Alighiero, Italian form of Aldiger. A famous bearer of this surname is Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), author of the Divine Comedy.
Alijonov Uzbek
Means "son of Alijon".
Alimasag Filipino, Cebuano
Means "flower crab" in Cebuano.
Alimkhanuly Kazakh
Derived from the given name Alimkhan.
Alimpiev Russian
Means "son of Alimpiy".
Alimpolos Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano alimpulos meaning "whirlwind, cyclone".
Alin Swedish
Variant of Ahlin.
Alindajao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano alindahaw meaning "drizzle, sprinkle".
Alinurov Kazakh
Means "son of Alinur" in Kazakh.
Alioune Western African
From the given name Alioune.
Alipour Persian
Means "descendant of Ali 1" in Persian.
Alirez Spanish (Mexican)
A protector. Rap. Loves all things Coral.
Aliston English
Variant of Allerston, a habitational surname derived from a place so named in North Yorkshire.
Alistratova Russian
Feminine form of Alistratov (Алистратов)
Alix French
Derived from the given name Alix.
Aliyeva Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Russian
Feminine form of Aliyev (Azerbaijani: Əliyev, Kazakh: Әлиев, Russian: Алиев)
Əlizadə Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əli".
Alizade Persian, Azerbaijani
Persian alternate transcription of Alizadeh as well as an Azerbaijani alternate transcription of Əlizadə.
Alizadeh Persian
From the given name Ali 1 combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Alizai Pashto
Means "son of Ali 1" in Pashto.
Alizoda Tajik
Tajik form of Alizadeh.
Aljalal Arabic
Meaning "Son of Jalal". Jalal, a Given Name.
Aljand Estonian
Aljand is an Estonian surname derived from "paljand" meaning "outcrop" and "locality".
Aljas Estonian
Aljas is an Estonian surname. It is a corruption of "haljas" meaning "green" and "verdant".
Aljaž Slovene
Etymological origin unknown, possibly from the latin word alias, meaning "different".
Al-Kadamani Arabic
used Dutch "The Voice Of Holland"'s Hanin Al-Kadamani
Alkaiaga Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Lesaka.
Alkan Turkish
From Turkish al meaning "dark red, crimson" and kan meaning "blood".
al-Kashgari Uyghur, Arabic
Alternate transcription of Uyghur كاشغەرىي and Arabic كاشغري (see Kashgari). A famous bearer was Mahmud al-Kashgari (1005-1102), an 11th-century Kara-Khanid scholar and lexicographer of the Turkic languages from the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang, China.
Al Kayyali Arabic
Arabic surname from aleppo
Al Khatib Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic الخطيب (see Al-khatib).
Alkhatib Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic الخطيب (see Al-khatib).
Al-khwārizmī Medieval Arabic
This is the name of 9th century mathematician and astronomer Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmi, derived from the region of Khwarazm
Al-kindi Arabic
"From the Kinda tribe".
Alkış Turkish
Means "applause, acclamation" in Turkish.
Alkiza Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Alksnis Latvian
Means "alder tree" in Latvian.
Alkurdi Arabic
Arabic surname, denoting someone who had Kurdish ancestry.
Al Kuwari Arabic
Mainly found in Qatar.
All Estonian
All is an Estonian surname meaning "below" or "beneath".
Allaire Medieval French, French (Quebec), French (Huguenot)
Allaire is the name of a village in Northwestern France(Brittany) near Vannes. The name may have Breton origins. At least two separate branches of the family came to the New World in the 17th Century... [more]
Allala Basque
A diminutive of Ayala. The spelling was altered by Jose Maria Ayala, whose son Domingo Allala was related from his marriage to Estefana Champion-Werbisky, descendant of the Champion family from Rovigno, Croatia-Italy... [more]
Allali Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from a shortened form of the name Abd Allah (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
Allam Arabic
originally an arabic name but has been used by english speakers. the name means "recognized" or "famous". in other languages it means "one who represents us" and in some languages translates as "flag"
Allane Scottish (Rare)
Variant of Allan
Allansen Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of Allan".
Allaoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Alaoui.
Allcock English
Means son of Allen or Alexander.
Allcox English
Variant of Alcott.
Allely Irish
From Irish Mac Ailghile meaning "descendant of Ailghil".
Alleman French (Cajun), Spanish (Canarian), German
From the French and Spanish word for "German". Believed to have originated in the Alsace-Lorraine region. Some holders of the name migrated to the Canary Islands and are part of the larger Isleños population that settled throughout the Americas... [more]
Allemand French
Means "Germany" in French.
Allemann German (Swiss)
Derived from German Alemanne, originally "member of the Alemanni tribe", this word came to denote "of Germanic descent". It was used to refer to members of the German-speaking population of Switzerland (as opposed to those who spoke one of the Romance languages; compare Welsch).
Allenbach German, German (Swiss)
Habitational name from any of several places called Allenbach.
Allende Basque, Spanish
Basque surname possibly linked to the Spanish word allende of Latin origin meaning "beyond" or "besides".
Allendorf German
Habitational name from any of ten or more places called Allendorf.
Allens English
Variant of Allen.
Aller German
German variant of Ahler
Allerton English
Mayflower passengers
Alley English, French (Anglicized)
From a Middle English personal name, Alli, Alleye, as forms such as Johannes filius Alli (Norfolk, 1205) make clear... [more]
Allgeier German
The harried officials at Ellis Island began to assign surnames based upon the pronunciation of the name by the immigrant, rather than attempting to ferret out the actual spelling. ... [more]
Allgood Literature
Combination of the English words "all" and "good". It is used to denote a virtuous or heroic character in works of fiction.
Allik Estonian
Allik is an Estonian surname meaning "water source" or "spring".
Allikas Estonian
Allikas is an Estonian surname derived from "hallikas" meaning "grayish".
Allikivi Estonian
Allikivi is an Estonian surname meaning "source/wellspring stone".
Allikmaa Estonian
Allikmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "spring (water source) island".
Allikmäe Estonian
Allikmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "wellspring hill".
Alliksaar Estonian
Alliksaar is an Estonian surname meaning "spring (water source) island".
Alliku Estonian
Alliku is an Estonian surname, derived from "Allikas", meaning "wellspring".
Allikvee Estonian
Allikvee is an Estonian surname meaning "well water" or "wellspring water".
Alliluyev Russian
Russian surname. The feminine form Alliluyeva was borne by Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901-1932), the second wife of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin.
Alliluyeva Russian
Feminine form of Alliluyev (Аллилуев)
Allin English
Variant spelling of Allen. Also a derivative of the Norman female name Adelina, based on Germanic adal, 'noble'.
Allingu Estonian
Allingu is an Estonian surname related to "allikas" meaning "(water) spring".
Allis English
From the Middle English and Old French female personal name Alis (Alice), which, together with its diminutive Alison, was extremely popular in England in the Middle Ages. The personal name is of Germanic origin, brought to England from France by the Normans; it is a contracted form of Germanic Adalhaid(is), which is composed of the elements adal "noble" and haid "brilliance, beauty".
Allister Scottish
The name Allister is derived from the given name Alexander, which in turn was originally derived from the Greek name, which means defender of men. In the late 11th century, Queen Margaret introduced the name, which she had heard in the Hungarian Court where she was raised, into Scotland by naming one of her sons Alexander... [more]
Allmägi Estonian
Allmägi is an Estonian surname meaning "under/below mountain".
al-Logari Pashto, Persian
Denoted a person from Logar, one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan.
Allooloo Inuit
Surname borne by inuk writer and artist Siku Allooloo and by politician Titus Allooloo.
Allor French (Quebec)
Common Canadian spelling of the French surname Allard, reflecting the French pronunciation.
Alloway English
Means (i) "person from Alloway, Alloa or Alva", the name of various places in Scotland ("rocky plain"); or (ii) from the medieval male personal name Ailwi (from Old English Æthelwīg, literally "noble battle").
Allred English
From the Middle English personal name Alured, a form of Alfred, which was sometimes written Alvred, especially in Old French texts.
Allsaar Estonian
Allsaar is an Estonian surname meaning "below/under island".
Allsalu Estonian
Allsalu is an Estonian surname meaning "below grove".
Allston English
Derived from the given name Alstan
Allvee Estonian
Allvee is an Estonian surname meaning "undersea" and "underwater".
Allyn Jewish
Means “descendant of Alleyne”.
Alm Swedish
Means "elm" in Swedish.
Almada Portuguese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous city.
Almaguer Catalan
Habitational name from a place in Valencia named Almaguer.
Almandoz Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
Almanza Spanish
Originally indicated a person from Almanza, a city in northern Spain. The city's name itself is derived from Arabic المنزل (al-manzil) meaning "the house".
Almánzar Spanish (Caribbean)
Derived from Arabic المنظر (al manẓar) meaning "the view" or "the lookout". This surname is primarily used in the Dominican Republic.
Almarza Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 localities: the Castilian municipality of Almarza, Comarca of El Valle or the Riojan municipality of Almarza de Cameros.
Almas Persian, Arabic
From the given name Almas.
Almási Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Almás, derived from Hungarian alma meaning "apple".
Almasi Persian
Derived from Persian الماس (almas) meaning "diamond".
Al Masri Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic المصري (see Al-masri).
Al-masri Arabic
Means "the Egyptian" from Arabic مصر (Misr) referring to Egypt.
Al-masri Arabic
Means "the Egyptian" from Arabic مصر (Misr) referring to Egypt.
Almasri Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic المصري (see Al-masri).
Almathrahi Arabic (Rare)
Origin unknown, but most likely an anglicized version of 'Almathami'.... [more]
Almatyev Kazakh (Rare)
Derived from Almaty, the name of a city in Kazakhstan.
Almazán Spanish
Habitational name demoting someone originally from the municipality of Almazán in Castile and León, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic المكان المحصن (al-makān al-ḥiṣn) meaning "the fortified place" or "the stronghold".
Almazan Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Almazán primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Almazbekov Kyrgyz
Means "son of Almazbek".
Almblad Swedish
Combination of Swedish alm "elm" and blad "leaf".
Almenara Spanish
Almenara in Spanish is "beacon", but it is an old kind of beacon that consisted of a fire that was lit on top of the battlements to give a signal.
Almendinger Upper German, German (Swiss)
Habitational name for someone from a place called Allmendingen, of which there are two examples in Switzerland, in the canton of Bern, and one in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
Almgren Swedish
Composed of Swedish alm meaning "elm tree" and gren "branch".
Almlöf Swedish
Combination of Swedish alm "elm" and löv "leaf".
Almodóvar Spanish
Spanish form of Almodovar.
Almodôvar Portuguese
Portuguese form of Almodovar.
Almog Hebrew
From the given name Almog, means "coral" in Hebrew.
Almoguera Spanish
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Al Mohannadi Arabic (Mashriqi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic المهندي (see al-Mohannadi).
al-Mohannadi Arabic (Mashriqi)
Originally indicated a person from the Al Muhannadi (أل مهند) or Al-Mahanda (المهاندة) tribe based primarily in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, especially in Qatar. The tribe itself is derived from the given name Muhannad.
Al Mokaddem Arabic
History: Descendants of the blessed Fatima the daughter of prophet Mohammed in the Arabian Peninsula.... [more]
Almond English
From the Middle English personal name Almund, from Old English Æ{dh}elmund, "noble protection" and variant of Allman, assimilated by folk etymology to the vocabulary word denoting the tree.
Almonte Spanish
From a place between Huelva and Sevilla. Means "the mountain".
Almoroto Filipino
Possibly derived from almus, which means "nurturing", and toto, which means "all over", from Latin during Spanish colonization and rule in the Philippines. Almoroto could mean "nurturing all over."... [more]
Álmos Hungarian
From the given name Álmos.
Almqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish alm "elm" and kvist "twig, branch".
al-Musrati Arabic (Maghrebi)
Denoted a person from Misrata (also called Misurata or Misratah), a city in the Misrata district in northwestern Libya.
Al-mutairi Arabic
Means “the Mutairi” referring to the Mutayr (مطير) tribe of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
al-Muzaffari Arabic
From the given name Muzaffar.
Al Najjar Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic النجار (see Al-najjar).
Alnajjar Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic النجار (see Al-najjar).
Alnemy Flemish
Only know relation claims birth in East Flanders. Arabic speakers believe it may be of Syrian or Saudi Arabian origin.
Aloe Estonian
Aloe is an Estonian surname derived from "loe" meaning "north-west".