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Ellik is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "hellik" meaning "sensitive" and "tender".
Habitational name from places so named in Hampshire, Northumbria, and Norfolk. The first of these is named from Old English Edlingaham
‘homestead (Old English ham) of the people of Edla
’, a personal name derived from a short form of the various compound names with a first element ead
‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’; the others may have the same origin or incorporate the personal name Ella
The name Ellingson came from Norway and was spelled ELLINGSEN
but then it was changed to fit with more common English spelling. Ellingson most likely came from the son of Elling but may have more meanings.
ELLYAS Arabic, Somali, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim), Ethiopian, Ge'ez, Amharic, Filipino, Malay, Indonesian, Turkish
Form of ILYAS
found in several languages.
ELMAHDY Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Mahdi" from Arabic مَهْدِيّ (mahdiyy)
meaning "guided one, rightly guided". In Islam, the term refers to a figure who will restore peace to the world.
Elmi is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "helmikas" meaning "melick" (perennial grasses of the genus Melica, related to fescue).
An English habitational name from Elmore in Gloucestershire, named from Old English elm
‘elm’ + ofer
‘river bank’ or ofer
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Noain Elortzibar.
It means "the narrative (which refers to the title of a chapter of the Quran)".
ELRASHIDY Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the rightly guided" from Arabic رَشِيد (rašīd)
meaning "well-guided, following the right course".
ELRIC English, Popular Culture
From the medieval English givin name ELRIC
. Notable bearers were the Fullmetal Alchemist characters Edward and Alphonse Elric, as well as their mother, Trisha Elric.
It means "the intercessor (which refers to the Prophet of Islam, who will hopefully intercede on one's behalf before God on the day of judgement)".
From a variant of the old personal name Elsung.
Elu is an Estonian surname meaning "life" and "being"; "living".
Means "person from Elwell", Dorset (probably "spring from which omens can be read").
It's either from a place name in Gloucestershire, England called Ellwood that is derived from Old English ellern
"elder tree" and wudu
"wood", or a form of the Old English personal name ÆLFWEALD
, composed of the elements ælf
"elf" and weald
ELZEA Hebrew (Francized, Rare), American (South, Francized, Rare)
The name means G-d’s help It is a French transition of the Hebrew name Eleazar applied to Jews that came to France by way of Egypt. Later it was carried over to the French Caribbean mainly St. Martinique which was the first major Jewish settlement in the Caribbean, but the name also spread to other Latin American Islands including Mexico... [more]
Emajõe is an Estonian surname meaning "mother river" (a genitive form of "ema jõgi"). The Emajõgi is a 100km river flowing through Estonia.
From the Arabic إمام (ʾimām)
meaning "leader, guide", used as a title for the leader of worship at an Islamic mosque.
From a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with the element amal
, which means ‘strength’ or ‘vigor’.
EMERIN German (Brazilian)
Brazilian adaptation of the German surname Emmerich; altered for easier comprehension by the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil.
A topographic name for someone who lived by land where grain was grown, a status name for someone who owned such land, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or dealt in grain.
Emmus is an Estonian surname likely derived from the root "-emus", meaning "superiority" and "advantage".
A name that came from a family that lived in Yorkshire, where they derived the family name from Helmsley. Probably of Old English origin Helm and ley or leah, which means "a clearing in the woods."
江 (E) means "River,Inlet" and 夏 (natsu) means "Summer". A notable bearer is Yutaka Enatsu who used to be a pitcher for the Hanshin Tigers. ENATSU
is also on the first name sight... [more]
Means "incarnation" in Spanish. This is given in reference to the Incarnation of Jesus in the womb of the Virgin Mary (see ENCARNACIÓN
Derives from Spanish heritage and culture. Other spellings of the name of ENCIÑIAS may be Encinas, Encinias, Encinitas etc.
Ende is an Estonian surname derived from "enda" meaning "own" and self".
From the Japanese 遠 (en
) "distant" and 藤 (to
) "wisteria." The second character may indicate historical or familial links to the formerly powerful FUJIWARA
ENGELBERT German, English, French
From a Germanic personal name composed of engel
) + berht
‘bright’, ‘famous’. The widespread popularity of the name in France during the Middle Ages was largely a result of the fact that it had been borne by a son-in-law of Charlemagne
; in the Rhineland it was more often given in memory of a bishop of Cologne (1216–25) of this name, who was martyred.
The name Engelbrecht has multiple translations, including "Angle Glorious" and "Bright Angel".
The name Engelby has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage, from people of the village of Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, or from Ingleby, found in Derbyshire, or at Ingleby-Berwick, North Yorkshire.
ENGINEER Indian (Parsi)
Parsi name literally meaning "engineer", referring to someone who made machines or engines. As the British rule of India demanded for all Parsees to adopt a surname, many used English vocabulary based on their occupation.
ENGLAND Norwegian (Rare)
From the name of several farms in Norway, named with Old Norse eng
"meadow" and land
ENGLANDER German, Jewish
Ethnic name derived from German Engländer
, meaning 'Englishman', thus denoting an incomer from England. In some cases, the Jewish name may be an ornamental adoption.
From a surname which was from Occitan enjeura
meaning "to terrify". This was the name of a charismatic activist in Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Misérables' (1862).
This unusual and interesting surname is of medieval English origin, and derives from either of two Anglo-Scandinavian male given names: Ingald or Ingulf. The former derives ultimately from the Old Norse "Ingialdr", having as its initial element the divine name "Ing", borne by a minor Norse god associated with fertility, and meaning "swelling, protuberance", with "gialdr", tribute; hence, "Ing's tribute"... [more]
Ennemuist is an Estonian surname derived from "ennemuiste" meaning "days of yore", and "ennemuistne" meaning "ancient".
Ennok is an Estonian surname derived from "Eenok" (English: "Enoch"), the biblical figure.
榎 (Enoki) means "Hackle/Chinese Nettle Berry Tree", and 田 (Da) means Rice Paddy, Field". A notable bearer with this family name is Daiki Enokida, who is a professional baseball player.
From Japanese 榎 (enoki)
meaning "hackberry, nettle tree" and 本 (moto)
meaning "base, root, origin".
ENRIGHT Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish Gaelic Indreachtach
, literally "attacker". The surname was borne by British poet D.J. Enright (1920-2002).
Combination of Swedish en
"juniper" and rot
Eomäe is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "eose-" meaning "spore" or "eospea" meaning "cone" and "mäe" meaning "hill/mountain"; "cone hill".
"Son of Epa" or "Son of Eepa". The name was applied starting around 1620 C.E. to the descendants of Eepa, matriarch of a family of the "grytman" type of elected nobility who held political power in and around the town of Sneek/Snits... [more]
It means "apple tree", denoting either someone who planted them or lived near them.
Eplik is an Estonian surname derived from "leplik" meaning "tolerant", "acquiescent" and "meek".
Occupational name for a fruit grower or dealer, from Middle High German epfeler meaning "grower of or dealer in apples".
EPSHTEYN German, Jewish
This surname may be derived from a German town known as Eppstein in Hesse. Epp probably came from Gaulish apa which means water or river and stein translates into English as stone.
EPSTEIN German, Jewish
A habitational name for someone from a place named Eppstein, which is from Old High German ebur
meaning ‘wild boar’ and stein
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese neighborhoods: Eraso, Municipality of Imotz or Eraso, Municipality of Larraun.
ERBER Jewish, German
Meaning uncertain. Either a habitational name for someone living in a place named Erb or Erp, a name for a owner of a farm named Erbhof (derived from MIddle High German erbære
"honorable, noble"), or derived from the given name ERPO
Erendi is an Estonian surname derived from "erendus" meaning "blooming".
Erg is an Estonian surname derived from "ergas" meaning "cheerful" and "alert".
Ergma is an Estonian surname derived from "ergama", meaning "glow" and "radiate".
Eriksoo is an Estonian surname meaning "Erik's swamp" in Estonian. However, it most likely derived from a corruption of the Swedish surname "Eriksson" that has been Estonianized.
Erk is an Estonian surname meaning "vivacious" and "lively".
Erkmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "vivacious/sprightly land".
Derived from the personal name ERLAND
. A famous bearer was Swedish politician Tage Erlander (1901-1985), Prime Minister of Sweden between 1946 and 1969... [more]
Erm is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the masculine given name "Ermel", or "hermeliin" meaning "ermine" and "stoat".
ERMAN German (Modern), French (Modern)
Erman is a shortened French adaption of the Swiss-German surname ERMENDINGER
, itself derived from the older surname ERMATINGER
, a name connected to the village of Ermatingen on the Swiss shore of Lake Constance, and came into existence during the early or middle 18th century when Jean-Georges Ermendinger (1710-1767), a Swiss fur trader from Geneva, married into a French speaking Huguenotte family... [more]
ERMATINGER German (Swiss)
The surname Ermatinger derives from the village of Ermatingen on the Swiss shore of Lake Constance. It simply means "from Ermatingen".... [more]
The surname Ermendinger was derived from the older surname ERMATINGER
, a name connected to the village of Ermatingen on the Swiss shore of Lake Constance, and came into existence at some point during the early 17th or late 16th century when a branch of the ERMATINGER
family relocated from Schaffhausen, Switzerland, to Mulhouse, Alsace... [more]
ERNSBERGER German (Anglicized, Modern)
Also spelled (Ehrnsberger) has been said that a Christian Ernsberger or Ehrnsberger came to the U.S. in 1710 from Germany but i dont know from where in Germany.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous farmhouse in the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
This uncommon and intriguing name is of Old Norse origin, and is found chiefly in the north western counties of England, reflecting the dense settlement of Scandinavian peoples in those areas. The surname is locational, from places such as Aira Beck or Aira Force near Ullswater in Cumberland, or some other minor or unrecorded place also named with the Old Norse term "eyrara", meaning "gravel-bank stream river”.
The family originated from Errol (Arroll) in Perthshire, Scotland
From Turkish er
meaning "man, male, soldier" and soy
meaning "ancestry, descent".
South German: from a pet form of a personal name beginning with Ort-, from Old High German ort "point" (of a sword or lance)
ESAU Welsh, German
From the Biblical personal name Esau, meaning ‘hairy’ in Hebrew (Genesis 25:25).
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
ESCHER Dutch, German
German habitational name for someone from any of the various places called Esch, Esche, or Eschen.
A topographic name from a collective form of escoba, meaning 'broom' (from the late Latin, scopa), or a habitational name from either of two minor places in Santander province called Escobedo.
ESCUELLA Popular Culture
Based on Spanish escuela
meaning "school". This was used for a character in the video games 'Red Dead Redemption' (2010) and 'Red Dead Redemption 2' (2018).
It indicates familial origin within either of 2 neighborhoods: the one in Rosinos de la Requejada and the one in Quintana’l Castiellu.
Potentially from the given name ESEN
, from esinti
, "breeze; that which blows'.
Esko is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name). The surname is derived from "Esko", the masculine given name.
Eskola is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Esko".
German: byname or occupational name for someone who drove donkeys, from Middle High German esel
‘donkey’ + the agent suffix -er
ESPAILLAT Catalan, Occitan
Occupational name from Catalan espallat, in an old spelling, or directly from Occitan espaiat, espalhat, past participle of espallar meaning "to winnow", "to separate the wheat from the chaff".
Spanish: from any of numerous fields named Espinal or Espinar, from a collective of espina ‘thorn’.
ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS Spanish
Originating in northern Spain in the Espinosa de los Monteros municipality, it has various meanings. One meaning is that it was the surname of hidalgos who lived in Espinosa and helped the nobles get on their horses... [more]
From a short form of Spanish del Espíritu Santo
meaning "of the Holy Spirit, of the Holy Ghost" (Latin Spiritus Sanctus
), which was the second part of religious compound names formed from the bearer's given name and del Espíritu Santo
Scottish variant of ASPLIN
. This was borne by the English stained glass artist and muralist Mabel Esplin (1874-1921).
This indicates familial origin within the Navarrese municipality Artzi’s eponymous neighborhood.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ESS Low German, German (Swiss)
North German: topographic name for someone living on or owning land that was waterlogged or partly surrounded by water, from Middle Low German es ‘swamp’, ‘water’. ... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous hill in the municipality of Isona i Conca Dellà.
ESTES Welsh, Spanish, English
a popular surname derived from the House of Este. It is also said to derive from Old English and have the meaning "of the East." As a surname, it has been traced to southern England in the region of Kent, as early as the mid-16th century.
ETCHELLS English (British)
This surname was a habitation name derived from the Old English word "ecels" which is roughly translated as the "dweller on a piece of land added to an estate." Alternatively, the name may have derived from the Old English word "ecan" which means "to increase."
ETHERINGTON English (British)
An Old English surname from Kent, the village of Etherington, which derives from the Old English "Ethel"red' ing (meaning people of, coming from) and "ton" a town/village.
ETIENAM Nigerian, Ibibio (?), Spanish (Caribbean, ?)
This is a name which originates from the Calabar/Akwa Ibom region of southeastern Nigeria. It means "a doer of good, or benevolent". It is also found in Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Cuba (El Oriente) which have populations of people of Ibibio/Efik decent known as "Carabali".
江 (E) means "River, Inlet" and 藤 (To) means "Wisteria".
Deriving from Ettlingen
, a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese localities.
It indicates familial origin within either of 2 Navarrese neighborhoods: the one in Elizondo or the one in Anue.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous locations: the neighborhood of the municipality of Hernani (in the Comarca of Donostialdea) or the neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Arakil.
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the commune of Berrogaine-Larüntze in the arrondissement of Auloron e Senta Maria.
Topographic name for someone who lived by a bank of yew trees, from Old English iw
"yew" and bank
EULER German, Jewish
Occupational name for a potter, most common in the Rhineland and Hesse, from Middle High German ul(n)ære
(an agent derivative of the dialect word ul
"pot", from Latin olla