Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Amigasaya Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 編笠屋 (Amigasaya) meaning "Amigasa Store", from 編笠 (amigasa) meaning "braided hats", referring to a store that sells braided hats.
Amihan Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Means "north wind" in Cebuano and Hiligaynon.
Amimiya Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 雨宮 (see Amenomiya).
Amin Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name Amin.
Amine Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Amin.
Amini Persian, Arabic
From the given name Amin.
Amino Japanese
A could mean "second, asia, nook", mi could mean "view" and no means "field".
Aminov Uzbek (Russified)
Derived from the mid-Eastern name "Amin" (son of Amin). It is typically used by Bukharan people (also called "Bukharians"), an ethno-religious Jewish sub-group of Central Asia that historically spoke Bukharian, a Judeo-Tajik dialect of the Tajik language, in turn a variety of the Persian language; Bukharan Jews emerged from the Central Asian Emirate of Bukhara (now primarily Uzbekistan), which at the time, was a part of the Soviet Union and its mostly-Russian leaders.
Aminyev Russian
Feminine counterpart is Aminyeva (Аминевa)
Aminzadeh Persian
From the given name Amin combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Amir Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Amir 1 or 'Aamir.
Amir Jewish
From the given name Amir 2.
Amiri Persian, Arabic
From the given name Amir 1.
Amirian Persian
From the given name Amir 1.
Əmirov Azerbaijani
Means “son of Əmir”.
Amiss English
Variant of Ames.
Amissah Akan
Meaning unknown.
Amistadi Italian
From the Renaissance term amistade ("friendship").
Amit Jewish
From the given name Amit 2.
Amiti Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Amito Japanese
Means "doorway with an insect net" in Japanese.
Am Magh Fada Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous former burgh.
Ammann Upper German, German (Swiss)
Alemannic form of Amtmann "official". Ultimately derived from Middle High German ambet man "retinue man; retainer", this word came to denote various kinds of administrator including a tax farmer.
Ammar Arabic
Derived from the given name Ammar.
Ammari Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
Ammas Estonian
Ammas is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "hammas" meaning "tooth", "cog" and "spike".
Ammazzalorso Italian
From the profession of bear hunter, meaning literally "slaughter the bear".
Ammer German, English (Rare)
This surname may be derived from Middle High German amer which means "bunting (as in the bird)." As such, it is used as a nickname for someone with a fine voice or someone who is a flamboyant dresser.... [more]
Ammons English
From the given name Ammon.
Amole Nahuatl
From the name of a kind of plant used in the production of soap, ultimately from Nahuatl ahmolli "soap, soap root".
Amora Portuguese
Meaning "blackberry".
Amoran Filipino, Maranao
Means "foundation, framework" in Maranao.
Amore Spanish
meaning love
Amores Spanish
From a nickname for a philanderer meaning "loves" in Spanish, the plural of amor meaning "love".
Amorim Portuguese
Cognate with spanish Amorín.
Amorín Galician
Habitational name from any of various places in Galicia called Amorín, itself possibly derived from a given name.
Amoroso Italian
A nickname for a much loved person.
Amory English, Norman
English from a Germanic personal name, Aimeri, composed of the elements haim ‘home’ + ric ‘power’... [more]
Amosov Russian
Means "son of Amos".
Amosova Russian
Feminine form of Amosov.
Amouzgar Persian
Means "teacher" in Persian.
Ampao Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao ampaw meaning "detour" or "popped rice".
Amparo Spanish (Philippines)
Means "protection, shelter, refuge" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Amparo, meaning "Our Lady of Refuge".
Ampaso Filipino, Maranao
Derived from ampasoʼ, a Maranao ancestral title.
Ampiru Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 安蒜 (see Ambiru).
Ampo Japanese
From Japanese 安 (an) meaning "calm, peaceful" and 保 (ho) meaning "protect, maintain".
Ampuan Filipino, Maranao
From a royal title meaning "one who asks for apology" or "revered, great" in Maranao.
Amr Arabic
Derived from the given name Amr.
Amrad Filipino
Unknown origin.
Amram Jewish
From the given name Amram.
Amramyan Armenian
Means "son of Amram".
Amrani Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Imran (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
Amrein German (Swiss)
Derived from the prepostion am "at" and German Rain "edge of plowed land".
Amro Arabic
Derived from the given name Amr.
Amsdon English (Modern)
Unknown. Possibly a spelling variant of Amsden. Ancestry.com suggests probably a habitational name, from a reduced form of the Oxfordshire place name Ambrosden, which is composed of an Old English personal name Ambre + Old English dun ‘hill’... [more]
Amsler German (Swiss)
Derived from German Amsel "(European) blackbird", this was an occupational name for a fowler (bird catcher).
Amspacher German
Habitational name for someone from a place called Amsbach
Amstad German
topographic name from Middle Low German am "at the" and stade "bank shore".
Amsterdam Dutch, Afrikaans, Russian
Location surname from the Netherlands capital city of Amsterdam meaning "dam of the Amstel".
Amstutz German (Swiss), German (Austrian)
Topographic name for someone living near or at the foot of a steep mountainside, German am Stutz ‘at the escarpment’.
Amu Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿武 (see Anno 2).
Amunategi Basque
It literally means a "place of apple trees", denoting someone who lived and/or worked there.
Amundson English (American, Anglicized), Swedish (Rare)
Anglicized from or rare Swedish variant of Amundsen.
Amuro Japanese
Written with the kanji meaning "relax, cheap, inexpensive, low, rested, peaceful" and "room".
Amuro Japanese
Possibly means "funeral home" in Japanese.
Amursky Russian
Habitational name from Amur river in Russia.
Amusan Japanese (Rare)
The Amusan Clan (秋道一族, Amusan Ichizoku) is a prominent clan in Kanazawa. Since its disbandment, most of its known members reside in Neuilly-sur-Seine ,Britain and Washington D.C.
Amuskibar Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Bergara.
Amy French
From the given name Amé or Aimé.
Amy Jèrriais
Derived from French ami "friend".
Amys English
From the given name Amis. Compare with Ames. An early example using this spelling is Robert Amys of Cambridgeshire, England in 1273.
An Chinese, Korean
From Chinese 安 (ān) meaning "peace, quiet".
Anabuki Japanese
穴 (Ana) means "hole, pit" and 吹 (buki) means "blow into".
Anacker German
Nickname for a day laborer, as opposed to someone who owned fields, from Middle High German āne meaning "without" + acker meaning "field".
Anakin English (British, Rare)
Meaning unknown. Perhaps a medieval English diminutive of an unknown given name, possibly Ana or Andrew (compare Wilkin, Larkin, and Hopkin).
Analuka African American
The Analuka Family was founded... [more]
Anami Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿波 (see Awa 1 or Awa 2).
Anan Various
Anan (Hebrew: עָנַן ‘ānan) is used as both a Hebrew or Arabic name meaning "cloud, vapour" or descriptive "visible water vapour floating above the earth". The Arabic form is from Classical Arabic, possibly adopted from the Hebrew, but with the spelling (Arabic: عَنَان ‘anān) since the proper term of "cloud" in Arabic is saḥāb (سَحَاب).
Anandteerth Kannada
Madhvacharya (1199-1278 or 1238–1317), sometimes anglicised as Madhva Acharya, and also known as Purna Prajna and Ānanda Tīrtha, was a Hindu philosopher and the chief proponent of the Dvaita (dualism) school of Vedanta.
Ananthanarayanan Tamil
Means “descendant of devotee of Lord Vishnu”.
Ananyan Armenian, Jewish
Means "son of Anan 2".
Ananyev Russian
Feminine counterpart is Ananyeva (Ананьевa)
Anarbaev Kyrgyz
Derived from Persian انار (anâr) meaning "pomegranate" combined with Turkic bay meaning "rich, wealthy".
Anardu Italian
From a dialectical variant of Italian anatra "duck (bird)".
Anas Arabic
Derived from the given name Anas.
Anastacio Spanish
From the given name Anastacio.
Anastas Russian, Bulgarian
From the given name Anastas.
Anastasio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Anastasio.
Anastasiou Greek
Means "son of Anastasios".
Anastassakis Greek
Crete born John Anthony Aniston, (birth name Yiannis Anitios Anastassakis) is an American actor and the father of actress Jennifer Aniston.
Anastassiou Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Αναστασίου (see Anastasiou) chiefly used in Cyprus.
Anatoliyev Russian
Means "son of Anatoliy".
Anaya Basque
Originated in Spain. It derives from medieval basque name Anaia meaning "friar or brother". As a surname it means "Son of Anaia".
Anay-ool Tuvan
Derived from Tuvan анай (anay) meaning "goat, kid" combined with оол (ool) meaning "son, boy".
Anazawa Japanese
From Japanese 穴 (ana) meaning "hole, opening, pit" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Anbar Arabic
Means "amber" in Arabic (see English name Amber). Notable actress Nihal Anbar was born in 1960.
Anbiru Japanese
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 安蒜 (see Ambiru).
Anbu Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 阿武 (see Ambu).
Andalib Persian, Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Andalib.
Andaluz Spanish
Means "from Andalusia" or "from Spain", derived from the region of Spain called Andalucía, once called Al-Ándalus (a classical Arab name for the Iberian Peninsula)... [more]
Andaya Filipino, Ilocano
Derived from Ilocano daya meaning "east".
Ander English
Short form of Anderson.
Anders German, Scottish, Czech
Derived from the given name Anders.
Andersdotter f Swedish
Strictly feminine patronymic of Anders.
Anderson Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Ghille Andrais meaning 'Son of the devotee of St. Andrew'. ... [more]
Anderssen Norwegian
Means "son of Anders".
Andes German
Variant spelling of Anthes.
Andia Basque
Derived from Basque (h)andi "great" and the definite article -a.
Andikoetxea Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Kortezubi.
Andino Greek
This surname was originally derived from the Greek Andreas, a name meaning manly. It was the name of the first of Jesus Christ's disciples, which is known in various local forms throughout Christendom... [more]
Andishmand Old Persian
ANDISHMAND (pronounced: AEN-DEESH-MAND, in the West D is silent), Origin Middle-Persian, means one who thinks (i.e. an intellectual). Given to people of Persian and non-Persian descent of diverse Persian or Central Asian ethnic and religious backgrounds (including Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians) based on a person's profession that requires thinking (technocrat, writer, poet, intellectual).
Ando Japanese
From the Japanese 安 (an or yasu) "relax," "inexpensive," "low," and 藤 (to or fuji) "wisteria." The second character may indicate historical or familial links to the formerly powerful Fujiwara (藤原) clan.
Andoh Japanese
Variant transcription of Ando.
Andonian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Antonyan.
Andorn Piedmontese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the Province of Biela.
Andou Japanese
Variant transcription of Ando.
Andov Macedonian
Means "son of Ande".
Andrack German, Sorbian (Germanized)
Derived from a Sorbian diminutive of the given name Andreas.
Andrade Portuguese, Galician, Jewish (?)
Denoted a person hailing from one of the many areas that bear this name in Portugal and Galicia, Spain, derived from Latin andreas meaning "manly, masculine".
András Hungarian
From the given name András.
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.
Andreacchio Italian
Derived from the given name Andrea 1.
Andreadis Greek
Means "son of Andreas".
Andreani Italian
Derived from the given name Andrea 1.
Andreasdotter f Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Andreas", this surname is only used by females.
Andreason English, Swedish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Andreassen and Andreasson as well as a (rare) Swedish variant of Andreasson.
Andrei Romanian
From the given name Andrei.
Andrejević Serbian
Means ''son of Andrej''.
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.
Andreola Italian
Meaning of name is unknown
Andreoli Romansh
Derived from the given name Andrea 1 combined with a diminutive suffix.
Andreossi Romansh
Derived from a diminutive form of the given name Andrea 1.
Andreou Greek
Means "son of Andreas".
Andreozzi Italian
From the given name Andrea 1.
Andres German, Alsatian
Derived from the given name Andreas.
Andreson English (Rare)
Means “son of Andrew”.
Andréssdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Andrés" in Icelandic.
Andrésson Icelandic
Means "son of Andrés" in Icelandic.
Andrevski Macedonian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Andrej".
Andrew English
From the given name Andrew
Andreyev Russian
Means "son of Andrey".
Andri Romansh
Derived from the given name Andri.
Andrianakis Greek
Patronym from the given name Andreas, with the Cretan suffix -akis. Common in Australian Greek communities.
Andrias Greek
a version of the name Andreas
Andrick German
Germanized form of Sorbian Andrik.
Andrieux French
From the given name André.
Andrik Sorbian
Derived from the given name Andrej.
Andrin French
From the given name André.
Andris Romansh
Derived from the given name Andris.
Andriyiv Ukrainian
Means "son of Andriy".
Andronikashvili Georgian
Means "son of Andronikos". This was the name of a Georgian family of nobility that claimed descent from Andronikos I, the emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 1183-1185.
Andros English (American)
American shortened form of Greek Andronikos.
Andrulevičus Jewish (Russified, Modern, Rare), Jewish (Anglicized, Modern, Rare)
"Ben-Adam" or "ben-ish" ("ben" being "son" in Hebrew; Adam meaning "man"). The Andrulevičuses were originally Sephardic kohanim whom immigrated to Lithuania, and then Poland, Latvia, and other countries.
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")... [more]
Andry Romansh
Variant of Andri.
Andryushin Russian
Derived from a diminutive form Andryusha of the Russian given name Andrey.
Andryushyn Ukrainian
Derived from a diminutive form Andryusha of the Ukrainian name Andriy.
Andrzejewski Polish
Habitational surname from Andrzejewo, or a patronymic from Andrzej and suffixed with -ewski based on habitational names.
Andújar Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
Anedda Italian
Possibly from Sardinian anedda "ring", referring to a walled ring in which animals were tied. May alternately be a diminutive form of the given name Ana.
Anees Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Anis.
Anes Portuguese
Means "son of João" in Portuguese.
Aney English
English surname of uncertain origin, though it has been suggested that this is an anglicized form of French Ané. Ané itself is said to be taken from a personal name, possibly a gallicized form of Asnar or Aznar, which may be derived from Latin asinarius meaning "keeper of asses, ass-driver", from asinus "ass".
Ang Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Hong.
Ang Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Weng.
Angadi Indian, Kannada
From Kannada ಅಂಗಡಿ (aṃgaḍi) meaning "store, shop".
Angel Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, English, Slovene
From the Latin personal name Angelus meaning "Angel", derived from the Greek word ἄγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger" (see the given name Angel).
Angela Italian
Derived from the given name Angelus (see Angel).
Angelakis Greek
Patronymic meaning "son of Angelos".
Angelevski Macedonian
Son of Angele