Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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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
Angelis Greek
Variant of Angelos.
Angellotti Italian
Comes from a pet form of Angelo, variant of Angelotti.
Angelo Italian
From a popular medieval personal name, Angelo, Latin Angelus, from Greek angelos "messenger, angel" (considered as a messenger sent from God).
Angeloni Italian
Means "great angels" in Italian. It derives from Biblical Latin angelus meaning "angel", ultimately from Ancient Greek angelos, originally meaning "messenger", changing meaning in the Bible.
Angelopoulos Greek
From the personal name Angelos or a shortened form of the personal name Evangelos + the patronymic ending -poulos.
Angelos Greek
Reduced form of any of various Greek surnames derived from the forename Angelos (from #angelos ‘messenger’, ‘angel’), as for example Angelopoulos.
Angelotti Italian
Comes from a pet form of Angelo.
Angelou Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Angelos" or "son of the angel" in Greek. A famous bearer is the American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
Angelson English
Means son of Angel.
Angelucci Italian
From a pet form of the personal name Angelo.
Angerhofer German
Habitational name for someone from Angerhof in Bavaria.
Angerjas Estonian
Angerjas is an Estonian surname meaning "eel".
Anghel Romanian
From the given name Anghel.
Angilloy Cornish
From an-kelli, "the grove"; or an-gilly, "the wood or grove of hazels".
Angioni Italian
From Sardinian angioni "lamb", denoting a shepherd, or perhaps a nickname.
Angius Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly linked to Sardinian angioni "lamb", Ancient Greek άγγος (àngos) "vessel, jug" or άγχω (ankho) "to strangle; anguish, stress", or from a modification of Latin balneum (see Bagni) "bath", indicating a place with hot springs.
Anglesola Catalan
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Anglin Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó hAngluinn
Angoco Chamorro
“to Trust in” “to rely on” “to have confidence in” “to have faith in” “to place reliance in” “to confide in”
Angott Italian (Anglicized)
The origin of this surname is unknown but is most likely an anglicized version of the Italian surname 'Angotti'.... [more]
Angrisani Italian
From Angrisano, a habitational name for someone from Angri in Salerno province.
Ångström Swedish
Combination of Swedish ånga "steam" and ström "river, current, stream". A notable bearer was Swedish physicist Anders Ångström (1814-1874), one of the founders of the science of spectroscopy... [more]
Anguiano Spanish (Latinized, Modern)
Anguiano is a small town in the province of La Rioja, Spain.
Anguino American, Spanish (Mexican)
Mexican-American last name
Anguissola Italian
Sofonisba Aguissola was a celebrated artist of the Italian Renaissance.
Angulo Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish: habitational name from Encima-Angulo in Burgos province.... [more]
Anheuser German
Last name of Eberhard Anheuser, founder of the Anheuser-Busch company.
Anib Filipino, Cebuano
Means "chapter, volume" in Cebuano.
Anić Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Ana" in Serbo-Croatian.
Aniceto Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Aniceto.
Anikeev Russian
Means "son of Anikey", Anikey being an archaic short form of Ioannikiy.
Aniko Okinawan (Japanized, Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 我如古 (see Ganeko).
Anilao Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog anilaw referring to a type of plant (genus Colona).
Aniol Catalan, German
Possibly derived from the Catalan given name Aniol. Alternatively it has a German origin.
Anis Arabic, Bengali
Derived from the given name Anis.
Anisimov Russian
Means "son of Anisim".
Anisimova Russian
Feminine form of Anisimov.
Aniston English
"Town of Agnes, Agnes town"... [more]
Anjo Japanese
An means "peace, relax, cheap" and jo means "castle".
Anjum Urdu, Bengali
Means "stars", the plural of Arabic نَجْم‎ (najm) meaning "star".
Ankjær Danish
From a place name meaning 'water-hole with ducks.'
Änn Estonian
Änn is an Estonian surname meaning "skua/jaeger" (bird species: Stercorarius parasiticus).
Ann English
Habitational name from Abbots Ann in Hampshire, named for the stream that runs through it, which is most probably named with an ancient Welsh word meaning ‘water’.
Anna English, Irish, Italian, Hungarian
Probably derived from the female first name Anna.
Annakin English (British, Rare)
Meaning unknown. Perhaps a medieval English diminutive of an unknown given name (compare WilkinLarkin, and Hopkin).
Annam Telugu
The surname is derived from the Telugu word అన్నం (annam) which means rice.
Annamaa Estonian
Annamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "give land".
Annan Western African, Akan
Means "fourth-born child" in Akan.
Annan Scottish
'The earliest reference of Annan used as a surname is found in the 13th century Ragman Rolls during which Scots pledged homage to nobles. It is likely that the inhabitants of Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, Annandale, River Annan, Annanhead Hill, and Annan Castle adopted Annan as their surname.' (wikipedia)
Annasohn German (Swiss)
Derived from the given name Anna and German Sohn "son".
Annast Estonian
Annast is an Estonians urname possibly derived from "anna" meaning "give".
Annavarapu Telugu
Means “one who has received the blessings or gifts of an elder brother or respected person”.
Anne Indian
Indian (Andhra Pradesh); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu name of unknown meaning.
Annen German (Swiss)
Derived from the given name Anna.
Annesley English
Variant of Ainsley, from the name of a town in Nottinghamshire.
Anni Estonian
Anni is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "anne" meaning "aptitude for" and "talent"; or "hani" meaning "goose".
Annison English
This surname means “son of Anna”.
Anniste Estonian
Anniste is an Estonian surname possibly related or derived from "anne" meaning "gift" or "talent".
Anniston English
"Town of Agnes".
Anno Japanese
Means "of hermitage" in Japanese. A famous bearer is famous Japanese illustrator and children's educational book author Mitsumasa Anno (1926-present).
Anno Japanese
From Japanese 阿武 (Anno) meaning "Anno", a district in the former Japanese province of Nagatono in parts of present-day Yamaguchi, Japan.... [more]
Annō Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿武 (see Anno 2).
Annson English
Variant of Anson.
Annunziato Italian
From the given name Annunziato.
Annus Estonian
Annus is an Estonian surname meaning "dose".
Ano Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿武 (see Anno 2).
Añonuevo Spanish (Philippines)
Means "New Year" in Spanish.
Añorbe Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
Anotidaishe Shona
Anotidaishe means "the Lord loves us".
Anouar Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Anwar.
Anouilh French
From Catalan anull, meaning "slow worm". It is originally a nickname given to a spineless and slow person. The French author Jean Anouilh is a famous bearer of this surname.
Anpiru Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Ampiru.
Anpo Japanese
From Japanese 安 (an) meaning "calm, peaceful" and 保 (ho) meaning "protect, maintain".
Anquetil Jèrriais
Derived from the medieval French personal name Ansketil.
Anrep Russian
Derived from surname von Anrep
Anrig Romansh
Derived from the given name Henricus.
Ans Romansh
Variant of Hans.
Ansaldo Italian
From the given name Ansaldo.
Ansar Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Ansar.
Ansari Arabic, Persian, Urdu
From the given name Ansar.
Anschütz German
Occupational name for someone whose job was to keep a dam or pool filled with water. (Anschützen "to fill up")
Anselm German
From the given name Anselm.
Anselme French
From the given name Anselme.
Anshitsu Japanese
Variant reading of Amuro.
Anslow English
Habitational name from Anslow in Staffordshire.
Ànsruthair Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous town.
Anstead English
Possibly derived from places named with Old English ham-stede meaning "homestead".
Ansted English
Variant of Anstead, possibly derived from places named with Old English ham-stede meaning "homestead".
Anstey English
Means "person from Anstey or Ansty", the name of numerous places in England (either "single track" or "steep track"). F. Anstey was the pen-name of British barrister and author Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934).
Antala Gujarati
Antetokounmpo Western African, Yoruba (Hellenized)
Hellenized form of Adetokunbo. This name is borne by the Greek-Nigerian basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo (1994-), as well as his brothers Thanasis (1992-), Kostas (1997-) and Alex Antetokounmpo (2001-), also noted basketball players.
Anthony English
From the personal name Anthony.
Anticristo Spanish (Philippines, Rare)
Means "antichrist" in Spanish.
Antigua Spanish
From Spanish meaning "antique".
Antillón Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Antipin Russian, Kazakh
Derived from given name Antip (Антип). Also a variation of Antipov (Антипов)
Antipov Russian
Derived from given name Antip (Антип). Feminine form is Antipova (Антиповa)
Antkowiak Polish
Derived from the given name Antoni.
Antoine French
From the given name Antoine.
Antolijao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano antulihaw meaning "Philippine oriole" (a type of bird).
Antolin Spanish
1 Spanish (Antolín): from the personal name, a vernacular form of Antoninus, a name borne by thirteen saints.... [more]
Antolini Italian
The family originated from Sarnano (Macerata) and at the end of the century XVII transplanted to Montealbodo today Ostra (Ancona) where it was aggregated to that nobility.
Antonacci Italian
From the given name Antonio.
Antoñanzas Spanish
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Riojan municipality of Munilla.
Antonello Italian
From the given name Antonello.
Antoniadis Greek
Means "son of Antonios".
Antoniak Polish
Derived from the given name Antoni.
Antonian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Antonyan.
Antonides Greek
Means "son of Antonios".
Antoniewicz Polish
Derived from the given name Antoni.
Antonios Greek
From the given name Antonios.
Antonius Old Celtic
It means invaluable. In the Gaelic languaje is amhrisiadwy.
Antonopoulos Greek
Means "son of Antonios".
Antonovas Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Antonov.
Antonovich Belarusian, Russian
Derived from given name Anton (Антон) meaning "son of Anton"
Antonsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Anton" in Icelandic.
Antonucci Italian
From the given name Antonio.
Antonyan Armenian
Means "son of Anton".
Antoshin Russian
Derived from a diminutive Antosha of the Russian given name Anton.
Antrim Irish
Meaning "lone ridge". This is the name of an Irish county and was among some of Billy the Kid’s other known names (ie: Henry "Kid" Antrim).
Antrobus English
This very unusual name is of Old Norse origin and is a locational surname from the place in Cheshire called "Antrobus". The placename is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Entrebus", and in the Pipe Rolls of Cheshire of 1282 as "Anterbus"... [more]
Anttila Finnish
Derived from the given name Antti
Antuña Spanish
From the given name Antonio.
Antuniez Spanish, Galician, Asturian
Meaning "son of Antonius." It is a last name that appears in northern Spain.
Antunyes Medieval Portuguese (Latinized, Modern)
Meaning Son of Anthony or Anton. There is a very old form of the latin which is Antonios or Antonius.
Antury Greek, Hebrew
Haifa, Israel.... [more]
Anunoby Nigerian (?)
A famous bearer is the British basketball player O.G. Anunoby (1997-).
Anvari Persian
From the given name Anwar.
Anwar Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Anwar.
Anwari Dari Persian
From the given name Anwar.
Anwarzai Pashto
Means "son of Anwar" in Pashto.
Anwer Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of Anwar.
Anyayahan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "banquet, bid, invitation" in Tagalog.
Anzai Japanese
From Japanese 安 (an) meaning "peace" and 西 (sai) meaning "west", 斎 (sai) meaning "purification, worship", or 済 (sai) meaning "settle, finish".
Anzaldo Italian
Variation of Ansaldo.
Anzalone Italian
The surname Anzalone was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia).
Anzan Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 安蒜 (see Ambiru).
Anzorov Chechen
Means "son of Anzor".
Anzorova Chechen
Feminine transcription of Chechen Анзоров (see Anzorov).
Ao Chinese
From Chinese 敖 (áo) referring to Tai Ao, a legendary teacher who mentored the mythological emperor Zhuanxu.
Ao Estonian
Ao is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "lao", meaning "warehouse".
Aoba Japanese
青 (Ao) means "green, blue" and 葉 (ba) being a form of, ha meaning "leaf". This surname refers to a fresh leaf. ... [more]
Aochi Japanese
Ao means "green, blue" and chi means "ground".
Aoda Japanese
So means "green, blue" and da is a form of ta meaning "field, rice paddy".
Aoi Japanese
From Japanese 葵 "hollyhock, althea" or 碧 "blue". This name is a given name as well as a surname.
Aoike Japanese
青 (Ao) means "blue, green" and 池 (ike) means "pond, pool".
Aokaki Japanese
Ao means "green, blue" and kaki means "fence".
Áolāshì Mongolian
A Daur surname.
Aomatsu Japanese
Ao means "green, blue" and matsu means "pine".
Aomine Japanese
Written 青嶺 (青 ao, meaning "blue") (嶺 mine, meaning "peak"). It is the surname of a character in the anime/manga Kuroko no Basket.
Aondio Italian
Possibly a contracted form of Abundio.
Aono Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "green, blue" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Aonuma Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "green, blue" and 沼 (numa) meaning "swamp, marsh".
Aosaka Japanese
Ao means "green, blue" and saka means "slope, hill".
Aosaki Japanese
Ao means "blue, green" and saki means "promontory, cape, peninsula".
Aosawa Japanese
Ao means "blue, green" and sawa means "swamp, wetland, marsh".
Aoshima Japanese
Ao means "green, blue" and shima means "island".
Aota Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "green, blue" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Aotsuki Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 青 (ao) or 蒼 (ao) both meaning "blue" combined with 月 (tsuki) meaning "moon".
Aoun Arabic
Means "help, support" in Arabic (chiefly Lebanese). A notable bearer is Michel Aoun (1933-), the current president of Lebanon.
Aoyagi Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "green, blue" and 柳 (yagi) meaning "willow".
Aozaki Japanese (Rare)
Ao means "blue,somewhat green" & zaki means "blossom". So, Nobutaka "Blue Blossom",is an artist who was born in Japan,but now lives in New York as an artist who has been featured in magazines.
Aozora Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 空 (sora) meaning "sky".
Apa Samoan
Best known as the surname of KJ Apa.
Apale Nahuatl
Possibly means "coloured water", from atl "water" and tlapalli "painting".
Apanecatl Nahuatl
Possibly related to Nahuatl apantli, "canal, channel, water ditch".
Aparício Portuguese
Cognate with spanish Aparicio.
Aparicio Spanish
Derived from the Latin word “aparitio” meaning “appearance” or “arrival”. It may also be a habitational name, indicating a person who lived near or at a place with the same name.
Apas Filipino, Cebuano
Means "catch up with, overtake" in Cebuano.
Apaydın Turkish
Means "very bright, well lit" in Turkish.
Apaydin Turkish
Means "very bright".
Apdunlo Thai (Muslim)
From the given name Apdunlo.
Apellido Spanish (Philippines)
This likely originated as a surname taken by people who didn't have a surname and wrote "Apellido" (the Spanish for surname) when filling in an official form.
Apelsinov Russian
From Russian aпельсин (apel'sin) meaning "orange".
Apeltia English (Rare)
Comes from the word "appellation" referring to the Appellation Mountains.
Apfel German
Means "apple" in German.
Apfelbaum German, Jewish
Means "apple tree" in German.
Apicella Italian
Southern Italian: from a diminutive of apa ‘bee’, probably applied as a nickname for an industrious person, or possibly as a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper.
Apilado Spanish (Philippines)
Means "stack, pile up."
Apisamaimongkol Thai
From Thai อภิ (aphi) meaning "superhuman, magic knowledge", สมัย (samai) meaning "time, era", and มงคล (mongkhon) meaning "prosperity".
Aplin English
Probably a patronymic of the popular medieval English given name Abel. See also Appling.
Apolinar Spanish
From the given name Apolinar
Apolinario Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Apolinario; variant of Apolinar.
Apollo Italian, Spanish
From the Greek personal name Apollo. There are several saints Apollo in the Christian Church, including an Egyptian hermit and monastic leader who died in 395 ad. The personal name derives from the name in classical mythology of the sun god, Apollo, an ancient Indo-European name, found for example in Hittite as Apulana "god of the gate" (from pula "gate", cognate with Greek pylē), therefore "protector, patron".
Apolloni Italian
From the given name Apollonia, which is the Latin feminine form of Apollonios, which in turn was derived from the name of the Greek god Apollo.
Apollonio Italian
From the given name Apollonio
Aponte Spanish
A misdivision of Daponte. It originates from Majorca, Spain.