Submitted Surnames Starting with B

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Ben Khalifa Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalifa" (primarily used for Tunisian and Algerian Arabic).
Benkirane Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic بْن (bn) meaning "son" combined with كِيرَان (kīrān) meaning "forges, furnaces", possibly denoting descent of a blacksmith or metalworker (chiefly Moroccan).
Benkowski Polish
Polish Origin
Ben Larbi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Larbi" in Arabic (primarily Tunisian and Moroccan).
Ben Mansour Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Mansour" (chiefly Tunisian).
Ben Menachem Hebrew
Means "son of Menachem" in Hebrew.
Ben Mohamed Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Mohamed" (chiefly Maghrebi).
Ben Moshe Hebrew
Means "son of Moshe" in Hebrew.
Benmoussa Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Moussa" in Arabic.
Bennani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "my son" in Hebrew, from בן (ben) meaning "son" and אני (ani) meaning "I, me". This is the name of a Moroccan family of Jewish origin that converted to Islam.
Ben Natan Hebrew
Means "son of Natan" in Hebrew. (see Nathan)
Benner German
Occupational name for a basket and bassinet maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German benne 'work basket', 'bassinet', 'cradle'.
Bennettson English
Means 'Son of Bennett'.
Benni Italian
"son of Benno". From Bennus.
Benning German
From the Germanic name Berno, which was derived from Old German "bero", meaning bear.
Benningfield English, Anglo-Saxon
Benningfield is believed to be either ... [more]
Bennouna Arabic (Maghrebi)
Most likely from Arabic بن (bin) meaning "son" and the given name Nouna, which may have been derived from an Arabic word meaning "whale, big fish" or "sabre, sword". Alternately, it may be from an Arabic name for a variety of melon... [more]
Benramdane Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Romdhane (chiefly Algerian).
Ben Romdhane Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ramadan" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
Bens Dutch, German
Patronymic from a short form of Bernhard.
Bensalem Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Salem" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
Bensen English
Related to Benson, meaning "Son of Ben"
Ben Shalom Hebrew
Means "son of peace" in Hebrew.
Ben Shimon Jewish
Means "son of Shimon" in Hebrew.
Ben Shushan Hebrew
Means "son of the lily" in Hebrew.
Ben Simon Hebrew
Means "son of Simon" or "son of Shimon" in Hebrew.
Benslimane Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Slimane" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
Bent Dutch
Probably from the first name BENT.
Bentaleb Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Taleb" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
Bentancur Spanish
One of the variants of Bettencourt or Bethencourt.
Bentham English
Habitational name from any of various places named Bentham, from Old English beonet "bent grass" + ham "homestead" or hamm "enclosure hemmed in by water".
Bents German
Variant of Benz.
Ben Tzvi Hebrew
Means "son of Tzvi" in Hebrew.
Benware French
Americanized spelling of Benoit.
Ben Ya'akov Hebrew
Means "son of Yaakov" or "son of Jacob" in Hebrew.
Ben Yahia Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahia" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
Ben Yair Hebrew
Means “son of Yair” in Hebrew.
Benyamin Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yamin" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
Benyamina Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yamina" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
Ben Yosef Hebrew
Means "son of Yosef" in Hebrew.
Benyoucef Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yusuf" in Arabic (chiefly used in Algeria).
Ben Younes Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Younes" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
Ben Youssef Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Arabic بن يوسف (bin Yusuf) meaning "son of Yusuf".
Benz German
South German: (in Alemannic areas) from a short form of the Germanic personal name Berthold, or to a lesser extent of Bernhard
Ben Zaied Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means “son of Zayd” in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
Ben Zaken Hebrew
Means "son of the old man" or "son of the elder" in Hebrew.
Benzaquen Judeo-Spanish
Form of Ben Zaken used by Sephardi Jews.
Ben Ze'ev Hebrew
Means "son of Ze'ev" in Hebrew.
Benzema Arabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of French professional footballer Karim Benzema who is of Algerian descent.
Ben Zion Hebrew
Means "son of Zion" in Hebrew.
Ben Zvi Hebrew
Means "son of Zvi".
Beollan English, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
English: variant of Boland.... [more]
Beqiraj Albanian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
Bera Turkish, Arabic
Means "knowledgeable, smart, beautiful".
Beranová Czech
Meaning is likely derived from a Slavic word meaning "ram", probably a variant of the same one Baranov is derived from.
Berastegi Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Berber German
Possibly a habitational name from a place called Berber near Kevelaer.
Berberić Bosnian
Occupational name for a barber, from berber(in) meaning "barber", from Turkish.
Bercovici Romanian
Romanian form of Berkovich.
Berenguer Catalan
Derived from the personal name Berenguer.
Berentzen German
The surname is derived from the given name Bernd and was formerly written "Bernd sin Sohn" which meant "son of Bernd"... [more]
Beres Hungarian
Occupational name for a farm laborer or casual harvest hand, béres, a derivative of bér 'wage', 'payment'.
Beresford English
English: habitational name from a place in the parish of Alstonfield, Staffordshire named Beresford, from Old English beofor ‘beaver’ (or possibly from a byname from this word) + Old English ford ‘ford’... [more]
Berethnet Literature
Used by Samantha Shannon in her book The Priory Of The Orange Tree as the surname of the queens of Inys, a fictional queendom in the book.... [more]
Beretta Italian
Northern Italian variant spelling of Berretta.
Bergamin Italian
Traced to 1437, Bergamo. A 'bergamini' was known as a person famrmed and sold milk cows
Bergara Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Bergdahl Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain, hill" and dal "valley".
Bergdorf German
Origin unidentified. Possibly a German habitational name from places in Hamburg and Lower Saxony called Bergedorf, Bargdorf in Lower Saxony, or Bergsdorf in Brandenburg.
Bergeron French
Diminutive of French berger meaning "shepherd".
Bergh Swedish
Variant of Berg.
Berghold German
Surname that denoted the owner of a vineyard.
Berghorst German
Topographical name for someone who lived by a wilderness area on a mountain, from Berg 'mountain', 'hill' + Horst 'wilderness' (see Horst).
Bergin Swedish
Derived from Swedish berg "mountain" and the common surname suffix -in.
Bergkvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain" and kvist "branch".
Berglin Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain" and the popular surname suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius meaning "descendant of". The second element could also be derived from Swedish Lind "lime tree" or lin "flax, linseed".
Berglind Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain, hill" and lind "linden tree".
Bergling Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain" and the common surname suffix -ing "belonging to, coming from". It has also been found as a spelling variant of similarly spelled names, such as Berlin... [more]
Bergmark Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain, hill" and mark "land, ground, field".
Bergoglio Italian
From the name of a village in Piedmont, Italy. A notable bearer is Jorge Mario Bergoglio (1936-), better known as Pope Francis, the current head of the Catholic Church.
Bergqvist Swedish
Variant spelling of Bergkvist.
Bergsma Dutch
The surname Bergsma had orinally been German. It was then taken over to Holland possibly in the sixteenth century.... [more]
Berkeley English
It is English and it is also a surname.
Berkeley English
From the elements beorce "birch" and leah "clearing, wood" meaning "birch clearing".
Berki Hungarian
From a placename in Hungary derived from Hungarian "berek" meaning "grove".
Berlin Swedish
Of uncertain origin. The name could be a shortened form of Berglin. It could also be a habitational name from the city in Germany or from a place in Sweden named with ber or berg "mountain"... [more]
Berlin German, English
Habitational name from the city in Germany, the name of which is of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from an Old Slavic stem berl- meaning swamp or from a West Slavic word meaning "river lake".
Berliński Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Berlin.
Berman Yiddish
It literally means "bearman".
Bern German, Scandinavian, German (Swiss)
German and Scandinavian: from the personal name Berno, a pet form of Bernhard. In South German it comes from the habitational name from Bern, Switzerland, notably in the south; in other parts from the personal name Berno.
Bernadotte French, Swedish
Possibly from the name of a historical province in Southern France named Béarn. This was originally a French non-noble surname. French general Jean Baptise Bernadotte (1763-1844) became the king of Sweden as Charles XIV John (Swedish: Karl XIV Johan) in 1818 and founded the current royal house in Sweden, House of Bernadotte.
Bernal French, English, Dutch, Czech
Possibly a French, English, Dutch, and Czech version of Bernal or a variant of Bernard.
Bernasconi Italian
The surname of BERNASCONI is of Italian origin, a locational name meaning the dweller on or near a small hill. The names of habitation are derived from pre-existing names denoting towns, villages, farmsteads or other named habitations... [more]
Bernath German, English
Derived from the name Bernhard.
Berner English, Norman
From the Norman personal name Bernier from Old English beornan ‘to burn’, hence an occupational name for a burner of lime (compare German Kalkbrenner) or charcoal... [more]
Berner German, Low German
German habitational name, in Silesia denoting someone from a place called Berna (of which there are two examples); in southern Germany and Switzerland denoting someone from the Swiss city of Berne. ... [more]
Bernet French
From a pet form of Bernard.
Bernett Scottish, English
Altered spelling of Scottish and English Burnett or French Bernet.
Bernfield German
An Americanized variant of the German surname, "Bergfeld", meaning "mountain field".
Bernheim Jewish
This is a German Jewish surname. Bern translates into English as bear and heim translates into English as home.
Bernini Italian
Bernini was the surname of famous sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680).
Bernius German (Latinized), Lithuanian
German-Latinized form of Berner.... [more]
Bernoulli French
French patronymic surname that was derived from the first name Bernoul (which was probably derived from Bernold or Bernolf).
Bernstein Jewish
“Amber” in German
Berrada Moroccan
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is novelist/literary critic/translator Mohammed Berrada.
Berretta Italian
From berretta, originally meaning ‘hooded cloak’ (Latin birrus), later ‘headdress’, ‘bonnet’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such headgear or a nickname for an habitual wearer.
Berrick English
Variation of Barwick.
Berroa Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Baigorri in the French canton of Euskal Mendialdea.
Berryann Medieval English (Rare)
The name is pre 7th century Olde English and later Olde French. It derives from the word burri or berri, translating as a fortress or castle and means 'one who dwelt at the castle'. The suffix 'man' also indicates that it was job descriptive for a guard or keeper of the castle... [more]
Berrycloth English (Rare)
This name is of English locational origin, from the place called Barrowclough near Halifax in West Yorkshire.
Berryhill English
A name for someone who worked as a servant at the manor house.
Bersford English (Canadian)
Named after the city 'Bersford'... [more]
Berson English
Means "son of Berry".
Bertagni Italian
Bertagni has a lineage in Genoa and one in Lucca. Possibly derives from Gothic, Lombard and Germanic names containing the root germanica bertha (bright) or the celtic bert (bearer).
Berthiaume French
French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’ + helm ‘helmet’.
Bertholm Swedish (Rare)
Possibly a combination of the name Bert and holm (see Holm).
Bertiz Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Bertizarana.
Bertocchi Italian
Comes from a pet form of the personal name Berto.
Bertram German
Derived from the German given name Bertram.
Bertucci Italian
Diminutive of Berto.
Bertuzzi Italian
variant of Bertucci.
Bertwig Swedish (Rare)
Derived from the forename elements beraht meaning "bright", and wig, meaning "war, battle".
Bérubé French
Habitational name from some minor place named with Old French bel ru "beautiful stream", with the subsequent pleonastic addition of , variant of bel "beautiful".
Beruška Czech
Allegedly derived from Czech beruška "ladybird; ladybug".
Berwald German, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Originally derived from the given name Bernwald, composed of Old High German bern, bero "bear" and wald "ruler"... [more]
Besalú Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Besemer German
Occupational name meaning "broom maker".
Beshimov Kyrgyz
Possibly derived from the given name Beshim. A known bearer is Bakyt Beshimov, the deputy chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan.
Beshirov Kazakh
Means "son of Beshir".
Beske German
Likely derived from Peschke and Peske, vernacular forms of the given name Petrus.
Beskow Swedish
Derived from the name of the city Beeskow in Germany. A notable bearer was Swedish author and illustrator Elsa Beskow (1874-1953).
Besnier French
Besnier is a last name, that I found from a random French Last Name sight. Below is the link:... [more]
Bess English
Popularly grown surname from the diminuative form of "Elizabeth" during any time of a Queen Elizabeth
Bessa Portuguese
Origin in the name Beça surname of medieval ancestry
Bessel German
Of uncertain origin; possibly from the name of a place or river.
Besselman German
Derived from the German surname Bessel + suffix man "man".
Bestauty Ossetian
Derived from Ossetian бистэ (biste) meaning "village, suburb" or from Persian به (beh) meaning "good, excellent, better". In the case of the former, it would have been used to indicate the place of residence of an ancestor.
Betances Spanish, American (Hispanic)
Unexplained; probably related to Betanzos, the name of a town near A Coruña in Galicia.
Betanzos Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Beteta Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Beth English
From the given name Beth, itself a short form of Elizabeth and Bethany.
Bethel English, Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Welsh ab Ithel "son of Ithel".
Bethencourt French, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
Betjeman Dutch
One of the earliest surnames, it derives from the Roman personal name "Benedictus", meaning blessed.
Bettencourt French, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
Betz German
Derived from a Thuringian short form of the personal name Bernhard.
Bever German
Nickname from bever ‘beaver’, possibly referring to a hard worker, or from some other fancied resemblance to the animal.
Beveridge English
Derived from the town of Beverege or from the old french beivre "drink", a nickname for a person who sealed contracts with a drink
Bevier French (Germanized)
From Old French bevier, meaning "a measure of land". This was probably a nickname for someone who owned or worked such a piece of land. This surname was first found in Austria, where the name Bevier came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging medieval society.
Bevilacqua Italian
From Italian bevi l'acqua "drinks water", a nickname likely applied ironically to an alcoholic.
Bexley English
Habitational name from Bexley (now Bexleyheath in Greater London), which was named from Old English byxe ‘box tree’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.
Bey French, German, Frisian
North German and Frisian: from the Old Frisian personal name Beyo or Boy/Boye (see Boye).... [more]
Bey Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
Beyincé French, Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Creole form of Boyancé.... [more]
Beyoğlu Turkish
Means son of a bey. “Bey” (Ottoman Turkish: بك‎ “Beik”, Albanian: bej, Bosnian: beg, Arabic: بيه‎ “Beyeh”, Persian: بیگ‎ “Beyg” or بگ “Beg”) is a Turkish title for chieftain, traditionally applied to the leaders or rulers of various sized areas in the Ottoman Empire... [more]
Bezos Spanish
From bezo meaning "thick lips" in Spanish, referring to a person with blubber or thick lips.
Bhaer German
Likely a variant of German Baer, meaning "bear". A notable bearer is character Friedrich Bhaer, Jo's husband in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
Bhagat Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, worshiper".
Bhakta Sanskrit
From Sanskrit meaning 'devotee'.
Bhalla Indian
This surname is derived from Sanskrit bhalla meaning (among other things) ‘auspicious’, ‘missile’, and ‘bear’.
Bhalli Punjabi
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of a clan found in Punjab, Pakistan.
Bhandari Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भाण्डागारिक (bhandagarika) meaning "storekeeper, treasurer", ultimately from भाण्डागार (bhandagara) meaning "storeroom, storehouse, treasury".
Bhardwaj Indian
From Sanskrit bhāradvāja ‘descendant of bharadvāja’, bharadvāja meaning ‘one who has strength or vigor’ (a compound of bharat ‘bearing’ + vāja ‘vigor’). According to legend, Bharadvaja (bharadvāja) was the name of one of the great sages.
Bhargava Indian
From Sanskrit bhārgava ‘(descendant) of Bhrigu’. Bhrigu is the name of one of the great sages of Hindu legend.
Bharucha Indian (Parsi)
Refers to the city of Bharuch in Gujarat, India, which is thought to be derived from the name of a figure in Hindu mythology.
Bhasin Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Believed to be derived from Sanskrit भानु (bhānu) meaning "ray of light" or "sun".
Bhat Indian, Kashmiri, Marathi, Kannada, Konkani, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Bhatt.
Bhatnagar Indian, Hindi
Derived from the name of a subgroup of the Kayasth community, denoting association with Hanumangarh (formerly named Bhatner), a city in Rajasthan, India.
Bhatt Indian, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भट्ट (bhatta) meaning "lord" or "learned one".
Bhattacharyya Bengali
A variant spelling of Bhattacharya
Bhaumik Bengali, Indian
Variant transcription of Bhowmik.
Bhawalkar Indian
From the town of Bhawal in the NorthWest part of India, around the state of Jaipur.
Bhole German
1 North German: nickname for a male relative, colleague in a guild or fraternity, or lover, Middle Low German bōle.... [more]
Bhowmick Bengali, Indian
Variant transcription of Bhowmik.
Bhowmik Indian, Bengali
Means "landowner, landlord" in Bengali, ultimately derived from Sanskrit भूमि (bhūmi) "earth, soil, ground".
Bhuiyan Indian, Bengali, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Bhuyan.
Bhullar Indian, Punjabi
Probably from the name of a village in Punjab, India, which is of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a Jat clan found in India and Pakistan.
Bhutto Sindhi
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of a prominent Pakistani political family of Sindhi origin. Two of its members, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928-1979) and Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) served as prime ministers of Pakistan.
Bhuyan Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Means "landlord, chieftain", derived from Sanskrit भूमि (bhumi) meaning "earth, soil".
Bi Chinese
Probably from the name of a people living to the west of China in ancient times, who integrated with the Han Chinese during the Han dynasty (206 bc–220 ad). The character also means ‘finish’, ‘conclude’.
Białaczowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Białaczów.
Białkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named Bialkowo, Bialków or Bialkowice, all derived from Polish biały meaning "white".
Bian Chinese
Romanization of a Chinese surname, which in Pinyin may be respectively Biàn, Biān or Biǎn. The former, written with the character means "to be impatient", "to be in a hurry" or "excitable" and is by far the most common... [more]
Biancaniello Italian
It means "white ring".... [more]
Bianchini Italian
Means "little white one"
Bianki Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Bianchi. A famous bearer is Vitaly Valentinovich Bianki, the Soviet children’s writer.
Biber German
Varient of Bieber.
Bible English
From the given name BIBEL or an altered spelling of German BIEBL.
Bibylty Ossetian
Derived from Georgian ბიბილო (bibilo) meaning "scar" or "crest", used to refer to a person with a distinctive scar on their face.
Bickel German, German (Swiss), Jewish
German: from bickel ‘pickaxe’ or ‘chisel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made pickaxes or worked with a pickaxe or for a stonemason. South German: from a pet form of Burkhart... [more]
Bickerman English
The toponym Bickerton is derived from the Old English beocere, which means bee-keeper, and tun, which originally denoted a fence or enclosure.
Bickham English
Habitational name from places so named in Devon and Somerset, most of which are most probably named with an Old English personal name Bicca and Old English cumb "valley". The first element could alternatively be from bica "pointed ridge".
Bicknell English (British)
Contracted form of the placename Bickenhill in Somerset, England.
Biddle English, Irish
Variant of English BEADLE or German BITTEL. The name is now popular in the north east region of America, where it was brought by English and Irish immigrants.
Biebrich German
Town of Biebrich Germany
Biedroń Polish
Nickname, either from dialect biedron ‘spotted bullock’, or for someone with conspicuous or deformed hips, from a derivative of dialect biedro ‘hip’.