Submitted Surnames Starting with G

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Ga Korean
Variant of Ka.
Ga Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 何 (see Nani).
Gaa German
Bavarian dialect variant of Gau.
Gaard Danish, Norwegian
From Danish and Norwegian meaning "yard".
Gaarder Norwegian
Norwegian form of Gardener.
Gabaldon Spanish
Habitational Name From Gabaldón In The Province Of Cuenca.
Gabaraty Ossetian
Derived from Алгуз (Alguz), an earlier Ossetian family name of unknown meaning. Historically, the last of the Alguz family migrated to the village of Zalda (located in present-day South Ossetia), where most members of the family presently reside.
Gabathuler Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Berchtold.
Gabbett English
From the middle English Gabbett, which is from a pet form of the personal name Gabriel.
Gabdrakhimova Tatar
From given name Gabdrakhim
Gabe Biblical Hebrew
From the name Gabriel
Gaber Jewish, German
In Jewish, from Haber, and in German from Gabrijel.
Gaber Slovene
Gabin French
From the given name Gabin.
Gabino Spanish
From the given name Gabino.
Gabiria Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Gable English
Northern English: of uncertain origin, perhaps a habitational name from a minor place named with Old Norse gafl ‘gable’, which was applied to a triangular-shaped hill. The mountain called Great Gable in Cumbria is named in this way.... [more]
Gabr Arabic
From the given name Jabr.
Gabras Greek
A corruption of the name Gabriel is also the name of a Byzantine family. Branches of the family live in Greece using the name Gabras, in Turkey as Kavraz and in Russia as Khovrin.
Gabriadze Georgian
Means "son of Gabriel".
Gábriel Hungarian
From the given name Gábriel.
Gabriël Dutch
From the given name Gabriël.
Gabriele Italian
From the personal name Gabriele, Italian form of Gabriel.
Gabriella English (American)
Derived from the given name Gabriella.
Gabrieloglou Greek (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Greek Γαβριήλογλου (see Gavriiloglou).
Gabríelsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Gabríel" in Icelandic.
Gabríelsson Icelandic
Means "son of Gabríel" in Icelandic.
Gabrielyan Armenian
Means “Son of Gabriel.
Gadbury English
Habitational name from Cadborough, alias Gateborough, in Rye, Sussex, probably so named from Old English gāt meaning "goat" + beorg meaning "hill".
Gadd Welsh
Means "battlefield" in Welsh. Comes from the Welsh word gad which means battlefield.
Gaddafi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From قذاذفة (Qadhadhfa), the Arabic name for a Berber tribe in Libya. The name possibly means "thrower, archer", from Arabic قَذَفَ (qaḏafa) meaning "to throw". A famous bearer was Muammar Gaddafi (1942–2011), a Libyan politician and revolutionary.
Gaddam Telugu
This surname means "on the hill" It is derived from the Telugu words "gadda (గడ్డ)" which means hill and "meeda (మీద)/meedi (మీది)" which means on. The two words were put together and shortened to Gaddam.
Gaddam Indian, Telugu
Derived from Telugu గడ్డము (gaddamu) meaning "beard".
Gaddamu Telugu
Variant of Gaddam. This surname means "on the hill" It is derived from the Telugu words "gadda (గడ్డ)" which means hill and "meeda (మీద)/meedi (మీది)" which means on. The two words were put together and shortened to Gaddamu.
Gade Danish
Means "street" in Danish.
Gadient Romansh
Derived from the given name Gaudentius.
Gadolin Finnish (Rare)
Derived from the name of the homestead Magnula in Kalanti (formerly Nykyrko) parish in southwest Finland. Magnula is thought to be associated with Latin magnus "large, big, great" and the name Gadolin is derived from Hebrew gadol with the same meaning... [more]
Gadot Hebrew
Means "riverbanks" in Hebrew.
Gadžo Bosnian
It is assumed that Gadžo derives from the old-Indian gārhya ("domestic") and means farmer, villager, head of the house or husband.
Gaekwad Indian, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Marathi गायकवाड (see Gayakwad).
Gaerlick Jewish
A name given to people whose homes were burnt down.
Gaeta Italian
Derived from the town of Gaeta, in the province of Latina, in Lazio, central Italy. It can also derive from the given name Gaetano which shares its origin.
Gaetano Italian
From the given name Gaetano
Gaetz English (American)
Americanization of Gätz.
Gafafer Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and Romansh faver "smith".
Gaffney English (American)
This may sound like the female given name Daphne
G'afurov Uzbek
Means "son of G'afur".
Gagarin Russian
A Russian surname derived from the word gagara, meaning loon (a waterbird, genus Gavia). Notable people with the surname include: Gagarin family, a Rurikid princely family.
Gagliano Italian
Habitational name from a few places in Italy, which all derived from the Latin personal name Gallius
Gagné French (Quebec, Modern)
From Gagnier/Gagner (cf. Gagner), alternative form of Gagneux/Gagneur ("ferm laborer"), from Old French gaignier, "to farm, to work the earth".
Gagneau French
Variation of Gagne.
Gagner French (Rare), French (Anglicized)
Alternate or anglicized form of Gagné or Gagneur.
Gagulia Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz name Dzug-ipa meaning "son of Dzug", the name itself of Adyghe or Circassian origin of unknown meaning.
Gaguliya Abkhaz
Variant transcription of Gagulia.
Gahi Filipino, Cebuano
Means "hard, stiff, tough" in Cebuano.
Gai Jewish
From the given name Gai.
Gaida Latvian
From a personal name Gaida, based on the verb gaidīt meaning ‘to wait for’.
Gaikwad Indian, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Marathi गायकवाड (see Gayakwad).
Gaikwad Indian, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Marathi गायकवाड (see Gayakwad).
Gailis Latvian
Means "rooster".
Gailītis Latvian
Derived from the word gailis meaning "rooster".
Gain Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali গায়েন (see Gayen).
Gaines English, Norman, Welsh
English (of Norman origin): nickname for a crafty or ingenious person, from a reduced form of Old French engaine ‘ingenuity’, ‘trickery’ (Latin ingenium ‘native wit’). The word was also used in a concrete sense of a stratagem or device, particularly a trap.... [more]
Gainsborough English
From the city of Gainsborough in Lincolnshire, England. A famous bearer of this surname includes English painter Thomas Gainsborough.
Gainsbourg French
French form of Ginsburg.
Gaintza Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous municipalities, the one in Leitzaldea or the one in Goierri.
Gaínza Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Gaintza.
Gaisford English
Habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.
Gaitán Spanish
Originated from the Spanish word "gato," which means "cat." It is thought that the name may have been used to describe someone who had cat-like qualities, such as being agile or quick on their feet.
Gaitanos Greek
Derived from the Ancient Greek Καίετανος (Kaietanos) meaning "who come from the cave/port" or "who come from Gaeta", an ancient Greek port that is located in the Italian modern province of Lazio.
Gaither English
Occupational name for a goatherd, derived from Middle English gaytere literally meaning "goatherd".
Gajah Indonesian, Batak
From Sanskrit Gaju, meaning “Elephant”.
Gajda Serbian, Croatian, Czech
A slavicized variant of the German surname, Geidl. This was most notably used by Radola Gajda, a Czech military commander and politician who slaviczed his name from Rudolf Geidl.
Gajoko Okinawan (Japanized, Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 我如古 (see Ganeko).
Gakpo Western African, Ewe
Means "iron, metal" in Ewe, possibly derived from a nickname or an occupation. It is usually found in Ghana and Togo. Dutch soccer player Cody Gakpo (1999-) bears this name.
Gal Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Gal 1, means "wave" in Hebrew.
Galal Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Jalal.
Galán Spanish
From Spanish meaning "prince".
Galang Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Means "respect, reverence" in Kapampangan and Tagalog.
Galanis Greek
Means 'someone with blue, pale eyes', derived from the Greek "galanos", meaning 'azure', 'milky' or 'blue'.
Galano Italian
A Campanian name from Greek γαλανός (galanós) "light blue, pale blue", denoting someone with blue eyes.
Galant French
Original French cognitive of Galante.
Galante Italian, French, Jewish
Comes from the ancient French word "galant" meaning someone in love or who has fun. In the case of Mordecai Galante, a Spanish exile in 16th century Rome, his courteous manners won for him from the Roman nobles the surname "Galantuomo" (gentleman), from which Galante was eventually derived.... [more]
Galantuomo Italian
Meaning "gentleman"
Galanty Jewish, Judeo-Italian
Possibly derived from the Italian Galantuomo meaning "gentleman"
Galartza Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in Etxebarria, Comarca of Lea-Artibai, the one in Larrabetzu, Comarca of Bilbo, or the one in Aretxabaleta, Comarca of Debagoiena.
Galasso Italian
Italianized from Galahad.
Galbier Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Albert.
Galbraith Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
Ethnic name for someone descended from a tribe of Britons living in Scotland, from Gaelic gall ‘stranger’ + Breathnach ‘Briton’ (i.e. ‘British foreigner’). These were either survivors of the British peoples who lived in Scotland before the Gaelic invasions from Ireland in the 5th century (in particular the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons, who survived as a distinctive ethnic group until about the 14th century), or others who had perhaps migrated northwestwards at the time of the Anglo-Saxon invasions.
Galbusera Italian
From Latin gallicus albus agger, "white Gallic Field".
Galea Biblical Latin
Galea in Latin is HELMET The Galea was a Roman helmet in excess of 1000 BC and basis for the name was for a type of boat with oars and sails... [more]
Galea Spanish, Italian, Maltese
From Spanish galea "galleon, warship" presumably a metonymic occupational name for a shipwright or a sailor. Italian habitational name from Galea in Calabria.
Galevski Macedonian
Son of Gale
Galewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Galew, Galewice, or Galów in the voivodeships of Kalisz, Kielce, or Konin.
Galicia Spanish
Spanish: ethnic name for someone from the former kingdom of Galicia, now an autonomous region of northwestern Spain.
Galicki Jewish, Polish
A Jewish and Polish surname for someone from a lost location called 'Galice'
Galiev Tatar, Bashkir
Tatar and Bashkir variant of Aliev.
Galifianakis Greek
Patronymic derived from Galifa, a small village near the former municipality of Episkopi in the regional unit of Heraklion, in Crete, Greece. The place name itself is possibly derived from Greek γαλίφης (galífis) meaning "flatterer", a cognate of Italian gaglioffo... [more]
Galijašević Bosnian
Means "galley worker" or "man from Gaul".... [more]
Galilei Italian
A notable bearer, is astronomer Galileo Galilei.
Galimov Bashkir, Tatar
Bashkir and Tatar variant of Alimov.
Galíndez Spanish
Patronymic from the personal name Galindo.
Galindo Spanish
Either from the given name Galindo or from the name of the Galindians, an ancient Baltic tribe.
Galishoff Upper German, German (Austrian)
Derived from the ancient Roman name Gallus, meaning "rooster" in Latin. Hoff meaning house combines the growing or tending to poultry on a farm house, hence the name Galishoff which has been modified over the millennia... [more]
Galit Filipino, Tagalog
Means "anger, indignation" in Tagalog.
Galit Hebrew
From the given name Galit.
Galkin Russian
Derived from Russian галка (galka) meaning "jackdaw".
Gałkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Gałkowo or Gałków, both derived from Polish gałka meaning "knob, handle, lump".
Gall Spanish
In fact it is Catalan. See italian Gall... [more]
Gall Scottish, Irish, English
Nickname, of Celtic origin, meaning "foreigner" or "stranger". In the Scottish Highlands the Gaelic term gall was applied to people from the English-speaking lowlands and to Scandinavians; in Ireland the same term was applied to settlers who arrived from Wales and England in the wake of the Anglo-Norman invasion of the 12th century... [more]
Galland French
Nickname for a cheerful or high-spirited or bold person from Old French galant "lively vivacious" also "bold valiant" (the meanings "gallant" and "attentive to women" developed only in the 16th century) the present participle of Old French galer "to be in good humor to enjoy oneself" a word of ancient Germanic origin... [more]
Gallant English
Nickname for a cheerful or high-spirited person, from Old French, Middle English galant "bold, dashing, lively". The meanings "gallant" and "attentive to women" are further developments, which may lie behind some examples of the surname.
Gallatini Italian (Archaic)
Derived from the given name Galla and a suffix, meaning "little rooster".
Gallegos Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places named Gallegos, derived from Spanish gallego meaning "Galician".
Galliard French
It resembles the French word "galliard," meaning "brave, cheerful, spirited." Marcel and Porco Galliard from Attack on Titan are known bearers of this name.
Galligan Irish
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gealagáin 'descendant of Gealagán' a personal name from a double diminutive of geal 'bright white'.
Gallion English, French
Derived from the given name Galian.
Gallogly Irish, Irish (Anglicized)
shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac An Ghalloglaigh from galloglach "foreign warrior" or "galloglass"... [more]
Gallois French
From Gallois meaning "Welsh".
Galloni D'istria French, Italian
Meaning "Gallons from Istria" in French and Italian.
Galloway Scottish
Scottish: regional name from Galloway in southwestern Scotland, named as ‘place of the foreign Gaels’, from Gaelic gall ‘foreigner’ + Gaidheal ‘Gael’. From the 8th century or before it was a province of Anglian Northumbria... [more]
Gally English
Variant of Galley.
Gally Scottish
Variant of Gailey.
Gally French
Derived from southern French gal "rooster", this name was used as a nickname for a vain or conceited person.
Galmarini Italian
Galmarini is a common surname in the Lombardy region of Italy.
Galo Spanish
From the given name Galo.
Galovac Croatian
Possibly originates from a village, castle and/or lake in Croatia with the same name.
Galpin English
English: occupational name for a messenger or scullion (in a monastery), from Old French galopin ‘page’, ‘turnspit’, from galoper ‘to gallop’.
Galstyan Armenian
Means "son of Galust".
Galt English
An early member was a person with a fancied resemblance to the wild boar.
Galura Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Derived from Sanskrit गरुड (garuda) referring to the Garuda, a mythical bird in Hindu mythology.
Galván Spanish
From the given name Galván.
Galvan Irish
Variant form of O'Galvin (see also Galvin).
Galvão Portuguese
From the given name Galvão.
Gálvez Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality in the Province of Toledo.
Galvin French
Variant of Gauvain.
Gam Korean
South Korean, from Sino-Korean "甘" (Gam) meaning "Sweet".
Gama Portuguese
Probably from gama ‘fallow deer doe’, feminine form of gamo, possibly as a topographic or habitational name.
Gamage Sinhalese
Means "of the village", from Sinhala ගම (gama) meaning "village" and the locative suffix -ගේ (-ge) meaning "home, house".
Gamal Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Jamal.
Gamberini Italian
Possibly from the given name Gambrinus or Gambarus. The Italian word gambero "prawn, shrimp" has also been suggested as an origin.
Gambier French
Derived from gambier, a Northern French variant of jambier, the masculine form of jambière "greave (a piece of armour that protects the leg, especially the shin, and occasionally the tops of the feet)"... [more]
Gambino Italian
from a diminutive of gamba ‘leg’, probably applied as a nickname for someone with short legs.
Gambiraža Croatian
Croatian variant of Gambirasio.
Gamble English
from the Old Norse byname Gamall meaning "old", which was occasionally used in North England during the Middle Ages as a personal name. ... [more]
Gambon English, Irish
Derived from Anglo-Norman French gambon meaning "ham", itself derived from a Norman-Picard form of Old French jambe meaning "leg". A famous bearer is the Irish-English actor Sir Michael Gambon (1940-).
Gamelin French
From pet form of any of the compound personal names formed with gamal, related to Old Norse gamall, Old German gamel "old", "aged". ... [more]
Gamer Jewish
From the Russian pronunciation of Hamer.
Gamez Spanish
Patronymic from Gamo, a personal name of unexplained etymology.
Gamgee Literature
In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings", the surname of Samwise "Sam" Gamgee, Frodo Baggins' gardener.
Gamiao Spanish (Modern, ?)
from a Basque nickname means "good member"
Gamiz Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Gasteiz or the one in the municipality of Gamiz-Fika.
Gamiz American (Hispanic, Anglicized, Rare), Spanish, Filipino, English (American)
The last name Gamiz is a varient of Gamez and Gomez. It is a very rare last name that not many people have.
Gamlouche Arabic (Mashriqi)
Meaning unknown. It is found mostly in Lebanon and Kuwait.
Gammelgaard Danish
Derived from Danish gammel meaning "old" and gård meaning "enclosure, farm".
Gammon English
From a medieval nickname applied to a merry or sportive person (from Middle English gamen "game"), or to someone who walked in a strange way or had some peculiarity of the legs (from Anglo-Norman gambon "ham").
Gamon Irish
This name is a last name for the Irish it means Liam Gamon.
Gamp English (British)
This surname is thought to originate from Sarah or Sairey Gamp, Mrs. Gamp as she is more commonly known, in the novel Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens.... [more]
Gamzee fictional (?)
Gamzee is based on a fictional character by the same name. Its origins may be from a Turkish name Gamze which means dimple or the German word Gämse, a type of goat.
Gan Chinese
From Chinese 甘 (gān) of uncertain origin, possibly from the name of Shang dynasty minister Gan Pan or from the name of an ancient territory called Gan that existed in what is now Shaanxi province.
Gan Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Yan.
Ganaha Japanese
From Japanese 我 (ga) meaning "selfish", 那 (na) meaning "what" and 覇 (ha) meaning "supremacy".
Ganas Greek
Occupational name for a coppersmith, from gana "coating", "verdigris". Possibly also a variant of Ganis.
Ganboa Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Gamboa.
Gandaloev Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of the Ingush clan name Гӏоандалой (Ghoandaloy), derived from the name of the ancient village of Gandaloy in present-day Ingushetia.
Gándara Galician
It refers to a type of unproductive wetland, of alluvial origin, rich in gravel and sand.
Gandhi Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit गान्धिक (gandhika) meaning "perfumier, perfume seller". Notable bearers include Indian civil rights leader Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, and Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi (1917-1984).
Gandin French
From the French gandin, pronounced /ɡɑ̃dœ̃/, which is a word used for a dandy, an elegant young man with affected, quite often ridiculous, manners.
Gandolfi Italian
Means "son of Gandolf".