Submitted Surnames Starting with B

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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Bayzhanov Kazakh
Means “son of Bayzhan”.
Bazargan Persian
Means "merchant, trader" in Persian.
Baz-ool Tuvan (Rare)
Means "another boy" from Tuvan база (baza) meaning "also, too, another" combined with оол (ool) "son, boy".
Bazzaty Ossetian
Derived from Georgian ბაზი (bazi) meaning "falcon" or from a given name derived from Tatar базу (bazu) meaning "to dare" (given in hopes that a son would become a warrior).
Bazzi Arabic
Perhaps derived from an Arabic word meaning "foster brother(s)".
Bea Spanish
Habitational name from a place of this name in Teruel.
Beaber English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Bieber or Biber, from Middle High German biber ‘beaver’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way, a topographic name for someone who lived in a place frequented by beavers or by a field named with this word, or a habitational name from any of various place names in Hesse containing this element.
Beach English
Name for someone living near a beach, stream, or beech tree.
Beachem English, African American
Variant of Beauchamp, reflecting its traditional English pronunciation.
Beacher English
Means "near the beech trees".
Beachum English (American)
Variant of Beauchamp, reflecting the traditional English pronunciation.
Beacom Irish
Northern Irish variant of Beauchamp.
Beam English
From Old English beam "beam" or "post". It could be a topographic name from someone living near a post or tree, or it could be a metonymic occupational name for a weaver.... [more]
Beaman English
A beekeeper.
Beamer German (Americanized)
Americanized spelling of German Böhmer or Bäumer.
Bear English
From the Middle English nickname Bere meaning "bear" (Old English bera, which is also found as a byname), or possibly from a personal name derived from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with this first element... [more]
Bearcub English (American, Rare)
Surname meaning a bear cub.
Beard English (American)
Nickname for a bearded man (Middle English, Old English beard). To be clean-shaven was the norm in non-Jewish communities in northwestern Europe from the 12th to the 16th century, the crucial period for surname formation... [more]
Bearden English
English habitational name, a variant of Barden, or from places in Devon and Cornwall called Beardon.
Bearn English
An old English name meaning "Son"
Beas Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish (common in Mexico): habitational name from any of the places in Andalusia named Beas.
Beas English
Varient spelling of the surname Bees.
Beas German
Possibly also a variant spelling of German Bies.
Beaton English
As an English surname, it is derived from either the French town of Béthune, or from the medieval diminutive Beaton, short for Bartholomew or Beatrice... [more]
Beauchamp English, French
From the name of various places in France, for example in Manche and Somme, which was derived from Old French beu, bel meaning "fair, lovely" and champ, champs "field, plain".
Beaufay French (Rare)
In most cases, this surname is a locational surname that most likely took its name from the village of Beaufay, which is nowadays located in the Sarthe department of France. The village was called Bello Faeto, Bellofaido and Belfaidus during the Early Middle Ages, ultimately deriving its name from Latin bellus fagus (or bellum fagetum) meaning "beautiful beech tree(s)" or "beautiful beech woodland"... [more]
Beauford English
Variation of Buford. It is derived from the French word "beau", meaning "beautiful", and "ford", an Old English word meaning "river crossing".
Beaufoy French (Anglicized, Rare), English (Rare)
Anglicized form of Beaufay. Known bearers of this surname include the English astronomer and physicist Mark Beaufoy (1764-1827) and the British screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (b... [more]
Beaune French
Refers to Beaune, France.... [more]
Beauregard French
Habitational name from any of various places in France named Beauregard for their fine view or fine aspect, for example in Ain, Dordogne, Drôme, Lot, and Puy-de-Dôme, from beau "fair, lovely" and regard "aspect, outlook".
Beauregarde French
Variant of Beauregard used by one of the main characters in Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" as well as its film and broadway adaptations.
Beauséjour French (Rare)
Literally means "beautiful sojourn", derived from French beau "beautiful, nice, fine" and French séjour "sojourn, short stay". As such, this surname is most likely a locational surname, in that it originally referred to a scenic place to sojourn in... [more]
Beauvais French
From French place names derived from "beautiful sight".
Beauvoir English
From the surname of Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), a French feminist and philosopher.
Becc Medieval English
Variant spelling of Beck
Bechdel German
Variant of German Bechtel. ... [more]
Becher German
Shortened form of Becherer as well as a surname given to for someone who distilled or worked with pitch, in which case it is derived from Middle High German bech / pech "pitch".
Bechet English
A famous bearer of this surname was Sidney Bechet (1897–1959), an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer.
Bechmann German (Rare)
Surname denoting someone who worked with pitch, from Middle High German bech / pech "pitch" and man, a suffix which can mean "man" or simply be used as a name suffix.
Becker English
Occupational name for a maker or user of mattocks or pickaxes, from an agent derivative of Old English becca "mattock".
Beckett English
An Old English name simply meaning "beehive". Famous Irish playwrite Samuel Beckett bears this name.
Beckius Swedish
Combination of Swedish bäck "small stream, brook" and the common surname suffix -ius.
Beckley English
This surname was taken from an English habitational name from any of the various places, in Kent, Oxfordshire, and Sussex, named Beckley whose name was derived from the Old English byname Becca and the Old English lēah "woodland clearing".... [more]
Beckson English (British)
The name comes from having lived in an enclosed place, means dweller at the old enclosure or dwelling. The surname Aldeman was first found in Essex, Suffolk and Yorkshire at Aldham. In all cases, the place name meant "the old homestead," or "homestead of a man called Ealda," from the Old English personal name + "ham."
Beckwith English (African)
Habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire named Beckwith, from Old English bece "beech" + Old Norse viðr "wood" (replacing the cognate Old English wudu).
Becquerel French
A notable bearer was French scientist Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) who discovered radioactivity. A becquerel (Bq), the SI unit for radioactivity, is named after him.
Becraft English (American)
English, variant of Beecroft. topographic name for someone who lived at a place where bees were kept, from Middle English bee ‘bee’ + croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’.
Beddall English (British, ?)
According to the Forebears website: ... [more]
Beddoe Welsh
Variant of Beddow.
Beddow Welsh
From the personal name Bedo, a pet form of Meredydd (see Meredith).
Bedford English
From the English county Bedfordshire and its principal city or from a small community in Lancashire with the same name. The name comes from the Old English personal name Beda, a form of the name Bede and the location element -ford meaning "a crossing at a waterway." Therefore the name indicates a water crossing once associated with a bearer of the medieval name.
Bedi Indian
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community. The name is derived from Sanskrit vedī ‘one who knows the Vedas’. Guru Nanak (1469–1539), the founder of the Sikh religion, was from the Bedi clan... [more]
Bednář Czech
Bednář means "hooper, cooper" in Czech.
Bednarz Polish
Occupational name for a cooper in Polish.
Bedsaul German
Americanized form of the German surname Petzold, which comes from a Slavic pet form of the name Peter.
Bedworth English
An English habitational surname from a place so named near Nuneaton, in Warwickshire, derived most likely from the Old English personal name Baeda (see Bede), suffixed with worþ, 'enclosure', denoting an enclosed area of land belonging to Baeda.
Bee English
From Middle English be meaning "bee", Old English beo, hence a nickname for an energetic or active person or a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper.
Beech English
Dweller at the beech tree.
Beeden English (British)
Probably means "from Beeden", a village near Newbury in Berkshire. Ultimately coming from either Old English byden, meaning "shallow valley", or from the pre 7th century personal name Bucge with the suffix dun, meaning "hill of Bucge".
Beekman German, Anglo-Saxon
This name derives from the pre 5th century Olde German and later Anglo-Saxon word "bah" or "baecc". This word describes a stream, or as a name specifically someone who lived or worked by a stream.
Beeler English
Anglicized spelling of German BIEHLER.
Beer English, German, Dutch, German (Swiss)
Habitational name from any of the forty or so places in southwestern England called Beer(e) or Bear(e). Most of these derive their names from the West Saxon dative case, beara, of Old English bearu ‘grove’, ‘wood’ (the standard Old English dative bearwe being preserved in Barrow)... [more]
Beerbrewer English
Means Brewer of Beer.
Beethoven Dutch, Flemish
Combination of beeth 'beetroot' and hoven, the plural of Hof, meaning 'farm'. Beethoven is therefore 'beetroot farms'. There is a village named Betthoven in the province of Liège.
Beffa Italian
Nickname for a practical joker, from Italian beffa "trick, prank".
Bega Spanish
Variant of Vega.
Begay Navajo
Derived from the Navajo word biyeʼ meaning "his son". This was frequently adopted as a surname among the Navajo when Native Americans were required by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to formally adopt surnames for the purpose of official records.
Bégon French
Probably from French béguin "(male) Beguin", referring to a member of a particular religious order active in the 13th century, and derived from the surname of Lambert le Bègue, the mid-12th-century priest responsible for starting it... [more]
Begüm Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, and Uyghur variant of Begum.
Begum Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Kashmiri, Urdu, Punjabi, Turkish
From the Persian title بیگم (beygom) meaning "lady, madam", traditionally used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia. It is the feminine equivalent of the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg).
Beh German
Possibly a variant of Boehm.
Behar Various
The surname Behar is of Hebrew origin and is the surname of Moroccan French runner Abdellah Behar (Born 1963)
Behera Indian, Odia
Means "owner, master, leader" in Odia.
Behn German
From the German male personal name Behn, a shortened form of Bernhard. A famous bearer was the English novelist and dramatist Aphra Behn (1640-1689).
Behnen German
Derived from the given name Bernhard.
Behr German, Dutch
German and Dutch variant of the personal name Bähr (see Baer).
Behrendt German
Dutch and North German surname which is a variant of Behrend.
Behringer German
Habitational name for someone from either of two places called Behringen, near Soltau and in Thuringia, or from Böhringen in Württemberg.
Beifong Popular Culture
Surname of Toph from the American TV show "Avatar: The Last Airbender". Could be derived from the Chinese word "北方 (Běifāng)" meaning "north".
Beihl English, German
Variant of BIEHL, a short form of BIEHLER.
Beijering Dutch
The name Beijering Probably comes from the other but wider spread Dutch surname, Meijering. There is'nt much info I was able to find about both surnames except that there are many diferent forms of the surname like: Beije, Beijerink, Beijeringh, Beijer, Meijer, Meijerink, Meijeringh, etc... [more]
Beilen Dutch
Place name in The Netherlands
Beilschmidt German
means "Axe Smith" in german
Beining German
This famous surname, one of the earliest recorded in history, and recorded in over two hundred spellings from Benedicte, Benech and Bennet, to Banish, Beinosovitch and Vedyasov, derives from the Roman personal name "Benedictus", meaning blessed.
Beisel German
German:... [more]
Bejar Spanish
From the town of the same name in Spain
Bekanowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Bekanówka.
Bekhti Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic بَخْت (baḵt) meaning "luck, fortune".
Bekirov Crimean Tatar
Means "son of Bekir".
Bekker Afrikaans
bekker is a regional form of Dutch bakker which means Baker
Bekmuratov Kazakh
Means "son of Bekmurat".
Bektešević Bosnian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Bektaş".
Belalcázar Spanish
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality with the coordinates 38°34′31″N 5°10′02″W.
Belarbi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the Arab" from Arabic بْن (bn) meaning "son (of)" and اَلعَرَبِيّ (al-ʿarabiyy) meaning "the Arab".
Belfer Jewish
Occupational name from Yiddish be(he)lfer, ba(he)lfer "teacher’s assistant".
Belfiore Italian
Means "beautiful (as a) flower", derived from Italian bel "beautiful" combined with Italian fiore "flower". Two Italian sources claim that this surname was derived from the medieval masculine given name Belfiore (which has of course the same meaning), but I can find no evidence that this was an actual given name in medieval Italy... [more]
Belgasem Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Belkacem (chiefly Libyan).
Belgibaev Kazakh
Means "son of Belgibay".
Belgrave English
Aristocratic surname from French, meaning "beautiful grove"; comes from a place name in Leicestershire. A famous namesake is British polar explorer Belgrave Ninnis, who perished in Antarctica on a 1912 expedition.
Belhadi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From an Arabic name meaning "father of Hadi" (chiefly Algerian).
Belhadj Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the pilgrim" from Arabic بْن (bn) meaning "son (of)" اَلحَاجّ (al-ḥājj) meaning "the pilgrim".
Belić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the word belo meaning "white".
Belikov Russian
From Russian белый (beliy) meaning "white, fair".
Bělín Czech
Either a nickname from Czech bílý ‘white’ or a derivative of the female personal name Běla (which also means ‘white’), denoting the son or husband of a woman so named.
Belin Serbian
Variant of Belan.
Belin Yiddish
Metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Beyle meaning ‘beautiful’ (related to French belle).
Belinsky Russian, Jewish
Habitational surname for someone from Belin in Ukraine, which may be derived from Proto-Slavic *bělъ "white".
Belkalem Arabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of Essaïd Belkalem (1989-), an Algerian footballer.
Belkin Russian
Patronymic from the nickname Belka meaning "squirrel" (a derivative of bely "white", referring to the animal's white stomach).
Belladonna English (Rare), Popular Culture
Named after an extremely poisonous plant (Atropa belladonna; also known as the deadly nightshade). One fictional bearer of this surname is Blake Belladonna, a main character from the popular web series RWBY.
Bellanca Sicilian
Originally a nickname derived from Italian bella "beautiful" and anca "hip".
Bellaria Italian
From the place name Bellaria, in Milan, Veneto, Piedmont and Sicily, these homonyms widespread throughout Italy.
Belle English
Possibly a variant of Bell 1 or Bell 2.
Bellegarde French
Derived from a toponym, meaning "beautiful watch-tower, look-out".
Bellers English
Name came from the son of a French Noble born in Leicestershire, England. Hamon Bellers took his last name after the Kirby Bellers (Bellars) which was the name of the land given to him by his father.
Bellet French
Comes from a derivative of bel ‘handsome’.
Bellingham English
Habitational name from places called Bellingham.
Bellizzi Maltese
A name of Maltese origin meaning "beautiful".
Bellman English
Occupational name for someone who worked as a bell-ringer.
Bellman Swedish, English
Swedish and English form of Bellmann. A notable bearer was Swedish composer, poet and entertainer Carl Michael Bellman (1740-1795).
Bellmann German
Habitational name derived from places in Germany named either Bell, Belle, or Bellen.
Bellumus Late Roman
Means "beautiful man" derived from the elements bellus "beautiful" and homo "man"
Belluomini Italian
Variant and plural of Belluomo
Belmokhtar Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mokhtar (chiefly Algerian).
Belmondo Italian
Name of Italian origin meaning "beautiful world". Famous bearers of the name are the French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933-) and the Italian cross-country skier, twice Olympic champion and four times World champion Stefania Belmondo (1969-).
Belmont English
English surname of Norman origin, a variant of the surname Beaumont, which was derived from place names meaning "lovely hill" in Old French (from beu, bel "fair, lovely" and mont "hill").
Belonger French (Quebec)
variant of French Belanger or Boulanger
Belov Russian
From Russian белый (beliy) meaning "white".
Belova Russian
Feminine counterpart of Belov.
Belovuk Serbian
Means "white wolf" in Serbian.
Belrio Spanish
From the Spanish word meaning "beautiful river".
Belyakov Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
Belyakova Russian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
Belzer German
Occupational name for a furrier, from an agent derivative of Middle High German bel(li)z "fur"
Belzer Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Belz in Ukraine.
Bełzowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Bełzów.
Ben Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Arabic بْن (bn), a form of اِبْن (ibn) meaning "son (of), offspring". It is often used as a prefix for other Maghrebi patronymic names (such as Benali "son of Ali" or Ben Amor "son of Amor").
Béna Hungarian
Nickname from béna ‘lame’, or from a pet form of Benedek.
Bena Italian
From a reduced form of the medieval personal name Benenato.
Ben Abdallah Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Arabic بن عبد الله (bin Abd Allah) meaning "son of Abdullah".
Ben-aharon Hebrew
Means "son of Aaron" in Hebrew.
Ben Ahmed Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ahmad" (chiefly used in Tunisia).
Ben Ali Arabic (Maghrebi), Comorian
Maghrebi transcription of Arabic بن علي (bin Ali) meaning "son of Ali 1". A notable bearer was Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936-2019), who served as the president of Tunisia from 1987 to 2011.
Benally Navajo
From Navajo binálí meaning "his grandchild", derived from análí meaning "(paternal) grandchild". It was commonly adopted when Native Americans were required to take surnames for record purposes.
Ben Amor Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Umar" in Arabic, chiefly used in Tunisia.
Benanti Italian
From a derivative of Bene, a short form of the various omen names formed with this element (from Latin bene ‘well’), such as Benedetto, Benvenuto, etc.
Ben Ari Hebrew
Means "son of Ari 1" in Hebrew.
Ben Asher Jewish
Means "son of Asher" in Hebrew.
Benatar Jewish
Possibly from Hebrew בֵּן (ben) meaning "son" and עתר ('atar) meaning "petitioner".
Benavides Spanish
Patronymic name from the Medieval personal name Ben Avid, of Arabic origin, derived from ibn Abd meaning "son of the servant of God".
Benayoun Judeo-Spanish
Means "son of Ayoun", from a Tamazight transcription of the given name Chayyim.
Ben Brahim Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Brahim" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
Benbrahim Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Brahim (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
Benčić Croatian
Habitational name for someone from Benčići, Croatia.
Benda Czech
Benda is short form from names Benjamin or Benedikt.
Ben David Jewish
Means "son of David" in Hebrew.
Ben Dayan Hebrew
Means "son of Dayan (a judge)" in Hebrew.
Bender German, German (East Prussian)
As a German surname, Bender is a regional occupational surname from the Rhineland area denoting a "barrel-maker" (the Standard German Fassbinder became "Fassbender" in the local dialects and ultimately was shortened to Bender).... [more]
Ben Dor Hebrew
Means “son of Dor” in Hebrew.
Bendtsdatter Danish (Archaic), Norwegian (Archaic)
Strictly feminine patronymic for Bendt.
Bendy American
A notable example of this surname is Anthony Bendy
Benedict English
Of Latin origin. Due to an early association as a saint's name and a papal name, often said to mean "blessed." Originally the Latin elements are 'bene-' meaning "good" or as an adverb "well" plus '-dict,' meaning "spoken." Thus, the literal meaning is "well spoken." ... [more]
Benedictson English
English surname meaning "Son of Benedict"
Benefiel French (Modern, Rare)
Meaning: Bean field
Benelli Italian
The distinguished surname Benelli originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent... [more]
Benesh Yiddish
From the given name Benesh, a Yiddish diminutive of Benedict.
Ben Ezra Hebrew
Means "son of Ezra" in Hebrew.
Benfarès Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Farès" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
Bengtson English, Swedish
Variant of the Swedish surname Bengtsson.
Ben Hadj Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the pilgrim"; the title Hadj refers to a Muslim who has successfully completed the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This surname is mainly found in Tunisia.
Ben Haim Jewish
Means "son of Chayyim" in Hebrew.
Benhaim Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant of Ben Haim used by Jews in North Africa.
Benhassi Arabic (Maghrebi)
A notable bearer is Hasna Benhassi (1978-), a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner.
Ben Hassine Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Husayn" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
Ben Israel Hebrew
Means "son of Israel" in Hebrew.
Benitez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Benítez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Benjamin English
From the given name Benjamin
Benjamínsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Benjamín" in Icelandic.
Benjamínsson Icelandic
Means "son of Benjamín" in Icelandic.
Ben Jeddou Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning uncertain; primarily used in Tunisian Arabic.
Benjelloun Arabic (Maghrebi)
Of uncertain meaning, possibly of Sephardic origin.