Submitted Surnames Starting with A

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Atzerodt English, German
This was the surname of George Atzerodt, a conspirator in a plot to kidnap Abraham Lincoln.
Au Upper German, Swiss, German (Swiss), German (Austrian)
South German, Swiss, and Austrian topographic name from dialect Au ‘water meadow’, ‘stream’ (see Aue).
Au Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Ou.
Aua Estonian
Aua is an Estonian surname meaning "honorable".
Aubakirov Kazakh
Means "son of Aubakir".
Aubakirova Kazakh
Feminine equivalent of Aubakirov.
Auberjonois French
A French last name meaning "armourer". Actor René Murat Auberjonois is a notable bearer.
Aubin French
From the French given name Aubin.
Aubine French (Rare)
Derived from the medieval French feminine given name Aubine, which was the French form of Albina. But in other words, you could also say that Aubine was the feminine form of Aubin.
Aubinet French (Rare)
Derived from the medieval French masculine given name Aubinet, which was a diminutive (as the -et suffix indicates) of the given name Aubin.... [more]
Aubuchon French (Modern, ?)
The Aubuchon name is French, but of uncertain origin. It is probably from the patronymic prefix au + buchon, a dialect term for a woodcutter (Standard French bûcheron).
Auchinleck Scottish (Rare)
Scottish Gaelic: Achadh nan Leac... [more]
Auclair French
Patronymic from the personal name Clair or the nickname Leclair (‘the cheerful one’): (fils) à Leclair ‘(son) of Leclair’. It has also absorbed cases of Auclerc (from LeClerc).
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... [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 given name Augustyn.
Augustyniak Polish
Derived from the given 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.
Ault English
Variant of Old.
Aumees Estonian
Aumees is an Estonian surname meaning "gentleman".
Aumere Estonian
Aumere is an Estonian surname derived from "aumees" meaning "gentleman".
Aune Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse auðn "wasteland, desolate place".
Aung Burmese
Means "successful, victorious" in Burmese.
Auñón Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Aurakzai Pashto
Alternate transcription of Orakzai.
Aurangzeb Urdu
From the given name Aurangzeb.
Aurélio Portuguese
From the given name Aurélio
Aurelio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Aurelio
Aurifaber German (Latinized)
Latinised form of Goldschmidt, meaning "gold smith".
Aurinko Finnish
Aurinko means "sun" in Finnish.
Aurora Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Portuguese
Means "dawn" in Latin (see the given name Aurora).
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".
Ausländer German
Nickname given to a foreigner.
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.
Austinson English
Means "son of Austin".
Austria Spanish (Philippines)
From the name of the European country, either as an ethnic name or a reference to the Austrian Habsburg dynasty, which ruled Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries.
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".
Avakumov Russian
variant of Abakumov
Avakumova Russian
feminine form of Avakumov
Avakyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ավագյան (see Avagyan)
Avallone Italian
Topographic name for someone who lived in a deep valley.
Avalon English
Means "island of apples".
Avalyan Armenian
Means "son of Aval".
Avamilano Spanish, Italian
Of Spanish origin, but probably has its roots in Italy due to the word "milano" which means Milan in Italian.
Avanceña Filipino
Hispanicised form of Arabic اِبْن سِينَا‎ (ibn sīnā) meaning "son of Sina". This was the Arabic name for Avicenna (980-1037), a Persian polymath.
Avanesian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ավանեսյան (see Avanesyan)
Avara Italian
Italian feminine form of Avaro.
Avdeyev Russian
derived from male given name Avdey
Avdeyeva Russian
feminine form of Avdeyev
Avdokhin Russian
variant of Avdonin
Avdokhina Russian
feminine form of Avdokhin
Avdonin Russian
derived from male given name Avdey
Avdonina Russian
feminine form of Avdonin
Avdoshin Russian
variant of Avdonin
Avdoshina Russian
feminine form of Avdoshina
Avdyunin Russian
variant of Avdonin
Avdyunina Russian
feminine form of Avdyunin
Avdyushin Russian
variant of Avdonin
Avdyushina Russian
feminine form of Avdyushin
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.
Aveley English
From the Flemish, Evely; from the Dutch, Evelein; in the Domesday Book, Avelin; a personal name.
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.
Aven Scandinavian, English, German, Dutch, French (Anglicized)
Scandinavian: unexplained.... [more]
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'.
Avenida Spanish (Latin American)
The name translates to English, meaning "avenue."
Averin Russian
variant of Averkiyev
Averina Russian
feminine form of Averin
Averkiyev Russian
derived from male name Averkiy
Averkiyeva Russian
feminine form of Averkiyev
Averne Anglo-Saxon
Possibly deriving from the Olde English "fearn", meaning fern.
Averyanov Russian
derived from male given name Averyan.... [more]
Averyanova Russian
feminine form of Averyanov
Aves English
Derived from the given name Avice.
Avetisyan Armenian
Means "son of Avetis".
Avgustov Russian
Means "son of Avgust".
Avicenna Arabic (Latinized)
Latin form of Ibn Sina, an Arabic surname meaning "son of Sina". Ibn Sina was a famous Persian polymath most known for his canon on disease and medicine.
Avidan Hebrew
From the given name Avidan
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
From the name of a city in Castile and León, Spain, derived from Medieval Latin avis meaning "bird".
Avilov Russian
derives from old Russian male given name Vavila or Vavilo
Avilova Russian
feminine form of Avilov
Aviña Galician
Galician surname referring to someone who "lives by a vineyard", from d’Aviña, a variant of da viña.
Avital Jewish
From the given name Avital.
Aviv Jewish
From the given name Aviv.
Avivi Hebrew
Means "springlike" or "of the spring" in Hebrew. (see Aviv)
Avksentyev Russian
Variant of Aksyonov (Аксёнов)
Avksentyeva Russian
Feminine form of Avksentyev (Авксентьев)
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".
Avram Romanian
From the given name Avram.
Avramov Bulgarian
Means "son of Avram".
Avrorin Russian
Matronymic surname derived from the Russian given name Avrora.
Avvakumov Russian
derived from male given name Avvakum, variant of Abakumov
Avvakumova Russian
feminine form of Avvakumov
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.
Axe English
Locational surname which describes one who lived by the Axe Rivers in Somerset or Dorset.
Axel Dutch, Flemish
Habitational name for someone from either of two places, Aksel in East Flanders or Axel in Zeeland.
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.
Axels English
Derived from the given name Axel.
Axelson English
Means "son of Axel".
Axén Swedish
Combination of ax, a Swedish word for the fruiting body of a grain plant, and the common surname suffix -én.
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]
Axinte Romanian
From the given name Axinte.
Axiotis Greek
Axiotis refers to a family that originated in Naxos Greece. The feminine form is Axioti.
Axmed Somali
Somali form of Ahmed.
Ay Turkish
Means "moon" in Turkish.
Ayala Spanish
From the name of the town of Ayala (called Aiara in Basque) in Basque County, Spain.
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."
Ayanov Kazakh
Means "son of Ayan".
Ayari Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār) or Persian عیار (ayyâr) meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
Aybar Basque (Hispanicized, 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
From a Scottish surname which was derived from Gaelic caol meaning "narrows, channel, strait".
Ayden Turkish
Possibly a variant of Aydın.
Aydın Turkish
From the given name Aydın.
Aydinlisoy Turkish
Means "enlightened family" in Turkish.
Aydoğan Turkish
From the given name Aydoğan.
Aykroyd English
Variant of Ackroyd. A famous bearer is Canadian actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd (1952-).
Aylen English
Either derived from the given name Alan or from the Old English word ætheling which were princes eligible to be king. The word ætheling was sometimes used as a given name
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.
Ayoob Arabic
From the given name Ayyub
Ayotte French
It means 'small hedge' or 'small woody plot of land' in Old French.
Ayoub Arabic
From the given name Ayyub.
Ayoubi Persian, Arabic
From the given name Ayyub.
Ayre English
Variant of Eyre
Ayres English
Variant of Ayers.
Aytmatov Kyrgyz
Means "son of Aytmat".
Ayub Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Ayyub.
Ayubi Persian, Pashto, Urdu
Variant transcription of Ayoubi.
Ayukawa Japanese
From 鮎 (ayu) meaning "trout" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river."
Ayutthaya Thai
From Ayutthaya, the name of a kingdom that reigned from 1350 to 1767 that is considered the precursor of modern Thailand.
Ayyagari Indian
Owner, Teacher
Azad Bengali, Persian, Urdu
From the given name Azad.
Azadi Persian
From the given name Azad.
Azadpour Persian
Means "son of Azad".
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 Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Azam.
Azamatov Uzbek
Means "son of Azamat".
Azar Hebrew
Means "(he) helped" in Hebrew, a verb form of Ezer or Ezra.
Azaria Jewish
From the given name Azariah.
Azarian Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Azaryan, a patronymic likely derived from an Armenian form of the Hebrew given name 'Azaryah.
Azarin Russian
Variant of Azarov (Азаров)
Azarina Russian
Feminine form of Azarin (Азарин)
Azarov Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Kazakh
Derived from given name Azariy (Азарий)
Azayi Moroccan
Derived from the Berber singular word for Zayanes.
Azcona Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Azkona.
Azeez Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Aziz.
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.
Əzimov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əzim".
Aziz Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Aziz.
Aziza ?
Means decendent of The Merchant.
Azizi Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Aziz.
Əzizov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əziz".
Azkona Basque
This indicates familial origin within the neighborhood of Aizkoa in the Navarrese municipality of Deierri.
Azlor Aragonese (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Aflor.
Azmat Urdu
Derived from the Arabic عَظَمَة (ʿaẓama) meaning "majesty, glory".
Azmoun Persian
Means "test exam" in Persian.
Azoulai Judeo-Spanish
Alternate transcription of Azoulay.
Azoulay Judeo-Spanish
Meaning uncertain. 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 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".
Azpilkueta Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous settlement in the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
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.
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.
Azziz Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Aziz.
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]