Submitted Surnames Starting with G

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Garabedian Armenian
Means "son of Garabed", an Armenian personal name meaning literally "leader, precursor" and traditionally used as an epithet of John the Baptist in the Armenian church.
Garai Basque
It literally means ''farmhouse''.
Garaikoetxea Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Hondarribia.
Garate Basque
Habitational name from a town called Garate in Basque Country, or topographic name, possibly from a derivative of Basque gara ‘height’, ‘peak’.
Garau Italian
Possibly from a Sardinian modification of the given name Gherardo. Alternately, it may be from a Spanish surname derived from Basque garau "grain, wheat".
Garay Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from a place called Gara.
Garbrandt Dutch, Low German
Comes from the former Duchy of Brabant.
Garcés Spanish
Meaning "son of García" ultimately from medieval spanish Garsea, using the patronymic suffix és/ez
Garchitorena Spanish (Philippines)
From the Basque surname Gartxitorena meaning "the house of Garchot."
Garczyński Polish
habitational name for someone from a place called Garczyn, in Gdańsk and Siedlce voivodeships.
Garde Indian
Found among the Konkanasth Brahmins, probably from Marathi gəṛda ‘belch’.
Garde French
from Old French garde "watch", "protection"; an occupational name for someone who kept watch or guard, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a vantage point or watchtower.
Gardea Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Laudio.
Gardlin English (American, Rare)
Possibly an anglicized form of a Swedish surname like Gardelin.
Gareginyan Armenian
Means "son of Garegin".
Garfinkel Yiddish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) ornamental name or nickname from Yiddish gorfinkl ‘carbuncle’, German Karfunkel. This term denoted both a red precious or semi-precious stone, especially a garnet or ruby cut into a rounded shape (in which case it is an ornamental name), and a large inflamed growth on the skin like a large boil (in which case it is a descriptive nickname).
Garfunkel Jewish, Yiddish
From גאָרפֿינקל‎ (gorfinkl), "carbuncle" in Yiddish, which in turns derives from German Karfunkel. A notable bearer of this surname is Art Garfunkel.... [more]
Garg Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From Garga, the name of an ancient Hindu sage.
Garibai Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Oñati in the Comarca of Debagoiena.
Garington English
Possibly from the given name Gareth.
Garlick English
(i) "grower or seller of garlic"; (ii) perhaps from a medieval personal name descended from Old English Gārlāc, literally "spear-play"; (iii) an anglicization of the Belorussian Jewish name Garelick, literally "distiller"
Garneau French
From a pet form of the Germanic given name Warinwald, composed of the elements war(in) meaning "guard" and waldan meaning "to govern".
Garrick English
From the first name Garrick.
Garrighan Irish
to denote 'son of Geargain' a name which originally in derived from 'gearg' which meant grouse but which was often used figuratively for warrior
Garrigues French, Provençal
This surname comes from Old Provençal garrique meaning "grove of holm oaks or kermes oaks."
Garrison English
Patronymic from Garrett.
Garro Basque
Means "place of the flame" in Basque.
Garson Scottish, French, English, German (Anglicized), Spanish, Jewish
Variant of Scottish Carson and Corston, French Garçon, Spanish-Jewish Garzon and English Garston, or an Americanised form of German Gerson... [more]
Gartmann German (Swiss)
Derived from Middle High German garte "garden; yard" and German Mann "man", this was occupational name for a gardener. In some cases it may have been a status name referring to the owner of a small (enclosed or fenced) farm or an occupational name for a worker at a deer preserve.
Garwood English
Comes from a lost locational name from the Olde English gara, referring to a "triangular piece of land" or to a "spearhead", and wudu meaning a "wood".
Gascoigne English
Originally denoted a person from the province of Gascony in France. A famous bearer is the English soccer player Paul Gascoigne (1967-). Another was the television host and author Bamber Gascoigne (1935-2022).
Gascoine English
Variant form of Gascoigne.
Gascoyne English
Variant of Gascoigne, which was originally a regional name for someone from the province of Gascony, via Old French Gascogne.
Gascueña Spanish
It indicates familial origin within either of 2 Manchego municipalities: Gascueña or Gascueña de Bornova.
Gąsior Polish
Means "gander (male goose)" in Polish. It was used as a nickname for a person who resembled a gander or as an occupational name for a keeper of geese.
Gąsiorowski Polish
Name for someone from a place called Gąsiorowo or Gąsiorów, both derived from Polish gąsior meaning "gander".
Gaskill English
Meaning "Goat Shelter". English (Lancashire) habitual name from Gatesgill in Cumbria, so named from Old Norse geit ‘goat’ + skáli ‘shelter’. The surname is first recorded in the early half of the 14th Century.
Gasnier French
From Old French gaaigner meaning "to win, to earn" or "to till, to cultivate", possibly used as an occupational name for a farmer.
Gašpar Croatian, Slovene, Czech, Slovak
From the given name Gašpar.
Gasparian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Gasparyan.
Gašparić Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Gašpar".
Gasparrino Italian (Tuscan)
Gasparinus de Bergamo was a Italian Teacher who tutored The Future Popes of Italy and was a Secertary for Pope Martin V in the late 1400.
Gasparyan Armenian
Means "son of Gaspar".
Gasper English (American, Rare)
Variant of Jasper. George Gasper is a famous American Mathematician.
Gašperič Slovene
Derived from the given name Gašper.
Gašperšič Slovene
Derived from the given name Gašper.
Gasser German (Swiss)
Occupational name for a goat herd from Middle High German geiz meaning "Goat" and (n)er an agent suffix.
Gassmann German, Jewish
From German Gasse or Yiddish גאַס (gas), both from Middle High German gazze, meaning "street", denoting someone who lived in a street of a city, town or village.... [more]
Gast German, Germanic
From the Ancient Germanic name element Gast.
Gastelum Spanish
Hispanic (Mexico): Probably An Altered Form Of Basque Gaztelu (See Gastelo ).
Gat Spanish
The catalan form of "gato" cat
Gataki Greek (?)
Meaning "kitten" in Greek.
Gatchalian Filipino, Tagalog
From a Hispanicised spelling of Gat Sa Li-Han, a Chinese title meaning "lord of Li-Han". It was used by the rulers of Li-Han, an ancient Philippine state that was located in the present-day city of Malolos.
Gatdula Filipino, Tagalog
This surname honors Lakan Dula, the last ruler of the Kingdom of Tondo, via his alternative name Gat Dula. In it, the word or prefix Gat is a shortened version of the Tagalog honorific Pamagat, which at the time meant "nobleman," while Dula possibly means "palace." Altogether, it means "Nobleman of the Palace."
Gäthje German
Variant of Gathje.
Gathje German
Meaning unknown.
Gatlin English
English of uncertain origin; probably a variant of Catlin or Gadling, a nickname from Old English gœdeling ‘kinsman’, ‘companion’, but also ‘low fellow’.
Gatlin German
Possibly an altered spelling of German Göttling, from a Germanic personal name formed with god ‘god’ or god ‘good’ + -ling suffix of affiliation, or, like Gättling (of which this may also be an altered form), a nickname from Middle High German getlinc ‘companion’, ‘kinsman’.
Gatling English, German (Anglicized)
English variant of Gatlin. Possibly a respelling of German Gättling (see also Gatlin).
Gatmaitan Filipino, Tagalog
From a Hispanicised form of Gat Maitan, a title meaning "lord of Mait" that was used by rulers of an ancient place named Mait or Maitan.
Gato Spanish
Gato is a Spanish, Portuguese and Galician word for cat.
Gatoh Japanese
Variant transcription of Gato.
Gatou Japanese
Variant transcription of Gato.
Gattini Italian
Means "kitten, little cat" in Italian.
Gatton English
Gat means "goat" and ton from tun means "enclosure".
Gatus Filipino, Tagalog
From Old Tagalog gatos meaning "million" or Cebuano gatos meaning "hundred".
Gatz German
Habitational name from a place so named in Pomerania.
Gätzi German (Swiss)
Derived from a short form of the given name Pancratius.
Gau German
Habitational name from any of various places named with Middle High German gau, göu ‘area of fertile agricultural land’.
Gaubert French
From the given name Gaubert.
Gaucher French
Means "left-handed" in French.
Gauci Maltese
Derived from Maltese Għawdex through Arabic غودش‎ (ġawdeš) which refers to the island of Gozo in the Maltese archipelago. The name itself is of Phoenician origin (through a Greek borrowing) possibly meaning "turn around"... [more]
Gaudenz Romansh
Derived from the given name Gaudenz.
Gaudet Louisiana Creole
Derived from the Germanic personal name Waldo (from waldan ‘to govern’).
Gaudin French
From the Old French personal name Gaudin Norman French Waldin Waudin a pet form of ancient Germanic names based on the element wald "rule power".
Gaudioso Italian, Spanish
From the given name Gaudioso.
Gauger German
Middle High German gougern 'to wander around or stagger', presumably a nickname for someone with a peculiar gait.
Gaul Scottish (Latinized, Rare), Irish, German
Scottish and Irish: variant of Gall ... [more]
Gaunt English
This name is believed to have derived "from the town of Gaunt, now Ghent, in Flanders."... [more]
Gautam Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali
From the given name Gautama.
Gauvain French
From the given name Gauvain.
Gavazansky Belarusian
Means "from the town of Gavezhno". Gavezhno is a town in Belarus.
Gavazzi Italian
Means "revelry, merrymaking, riot" in Italian.
Gavilán Spanish
It literally means "Eurasian sparrowhawk".
Gavin Scottish, English
From the given name Gavin.
Gavino Italian
From the given name Gavino.
Gaviria Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Gabiria.
Gavitt English
Perhaps an altered spelling of the middle English Gabbett, which is from a pet form of the personal name Gabriel.
Gavran Croatian, Serbian
Means "raven".
Gavriel Greek
Variant transcription of Gavriil.
Gavriil Greek
From the given name Gavriil.
Gavriiloglou Greek
Patronymic meaning "son of Gavriil", from the given name Gavriil combined with the Turkish suffix -oğlu meaning "son of".
Gavriilov Russian
Variant transcription of Gavriilov.
Gavril Romanian
From the given name Gavril.
Gavrilescu Romanian
Means "son of Gavril" in Romanian.
Gavrilin Russian
From the given name Gavriil.
Gavrilov Russian
Means "son of Gavriil".
Gawkrodger English
From a medieval nickname meaning "clumsy Roger".
Gawrych Polish
Variant of the given name "Gabriel".
Gay English, French
Nickname for a lighthearted or cheerful person, from Middle English, Old French gai.
Gay English, Norman
Habitational name from places in Normandy called Gaye, from an early proprietor bearing a Germanic personal name cognate with Wade.
Gay Catalan
Probably from the Catalan personal name Gai. (Catalan form of the name Gaius).
Gaya African
African spelling, surname form, and variant spelling of Gaia. It is the 18,784th most frequently used surname in the world. It is borne by approximately 1 in 246,879 people... [more]
Gayangos Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the Castilian comarca of Las Merindades.
Gaydos Hungarian, English
Anglicized spelling of Hungarian GAJDOS.
Gaye English
Possibly a nickname for a cheerful person, derived from the archaic word "gay" meaning "happy". A famous bearer was the American singer Marvin Gaye (1939-1984).
Gayer German
Derived from Slavic gaj "grove", this name denoted a forest warden.
Gayheart German (Anglicized), French (Anglicized)
Americanised form of German Gerhardt or possibly French Jolicoeur. A famous bearer is American actress Rebecca Gayheart (1971-).
Gayler English (American)
Variant of Gaylord
Gaylord English
Derived from Old French gaillard meaning "high-spirited, boistrous".
Gazaev Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian name most likely derived from Ossetian гæзæмæ (gæzæmæ) meaning "few, little, rare".
Gazdanty Ossetian
Possibly derived from Arabic غَازِي (ḡāzī) meaning "hero, champion".
Gazdiev Ingush (Russified), Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush and Ossetian surname derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan) of unknown meaning, possibly of Turkic origin. The name is mainly found in present-day Ingushetia and North Ossetia-Alania.
Gaztañaga Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous farmhouse in the municipality of Usurbil.
Gaztelu Basque
From Basque gaztelu "castle", denoting someone from the town of Gaztelu in Basque country, Spain.
Ge Chinese
From Chinese 葛 (gé) referring to the ancient state of Ge, which existed during the Xia dynasty in what is now Henan province.
Gear English
Derived from the Germanic name element ger, meaning "spear".
Gearhart English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Gierhard, a variant of Gerhardt.
Gearing English
probably an Americanized spelling of Gehring
Gebbia Italian
From Sicilian gebbia "irrigation cistern", itself from Arabic جُبّ‎ (jubb) "cistern, well".
Gebhard German
From the given name Gebhard
Gebhardt German
From a Germanic given name composed of the elements geb "gift" and hard "hardy", "brave", "strong".
Geddes Scottish, Irish
There is a place of this name in Nairn, but the name is more likely to be a patronymic from Geddie.
Gedik Turkish
Means "breach, gap, notch" in Turkish.
Gee Irish, Scottish, English, French
Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McGee, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’ (see McCoy). ... [more]
Geers Dutch
Patronymic from a short form of any of various personal names formed with the Germanic element gar,ger.
Geerts Dutch
Variant of the surname Geers.
Geeson Irish
This unusual name is the patronymic form of the surname Gee, and means "son of Gee", from the male given name which was a short form of male personal names such as "Geoffrey", "George" and "Gerard"... [more]
Geevarghese Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name Geevarghese, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
Geevarughese Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name Geevarughese, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
Gegge English
Medieval English variant of Gegg.
Geh Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Ni.
Geigle German
Meaning "violinist" in Swabian German.
Geipelhorst German
This rather rare surname is appears to be the combination of "Geipel", which is a variant of "Geibel" originating from a personal name or topographic name formed with Old High German gawi ‘fertile region’, ‘countryside’ (as opposed to a town), and "Horst" which came from of Old High German, meaning "man from the forest", "bosk" or "brushwood"... [more]
Geisberger German
Regional name for someone who lives in a town in Germany called "Geisa".
Geiselhart German (Silesian, Rare), Lombardic (Rare), Old High German (Rare)
Possibly after the Geisel, a river in Saxony-Anhalt, which likely received its name from either the Lombardic patronym Giso, meaning "noble, precious promise" or from the Old High German gewi, from the Gothic gavi, or gaujis, a which is a medieval term for a "region within a country", often a former or actual province combined with the suffix Hart, which means "stag", and comes from the Middle English hert and the Old English heort.... [more]
Geiselman German (Silesian)
From the given name Geisler.
Geiser German, German (Swiss)
Occupational name for a goatherd, from a derivative of Middle High German geiz 'goat'.
Geisinger German
Denoted a person from the town of Geising in Germany, which in turn got it's name from the Geisingberg mountain. The Geisingberg most likely got it's name from the Germanic geut or the Early New High German geußen, both meaning "to pour", and the German word Berg meaning "mountain"... [more]
Geisslerra Spanish (Caribbean)
Spanish form of Geißler found in Cuba and Argentina from German Ancestors
Geist German
Habitational name for someone who lived in a house marked by the sign of the Holy Spirit (normally depicted as a dove), from Middle High German geist 'spirit'.
Geister German (Silesian)
Occupational name for a goatherd, from an agent derivative of Geist
Geleynse Dutch
The name Geleynse originated in the Netherlands in the 1400s from a carpenter who went by the name of Jakob Geleijnsen
Geller Yiddish, German, Russian
The name may derive from the German word "gellen" (to yell) and mean "one who yells." It may derive from the Yiddish word "gel" (yellow) and mean the "yellow man" or from the Yiddish word "geler," an expression for a redheaded man... [more]
Gellért Hungarian
From the given name Gellért.
Gelso Italian
Means MULBERRY in Italian
Gelsomino Italian
Means "jasmine" in Italian, possibly also used as a topographic name.
Gemini Italian
Diminutive of Gemino.
Gemino Filipino, Italian
Derived from the latin word 'geminus' meaning "twin".
Gemito Italian
From a misspelling of genito "to be born", given to sculptor Vincenzo Gemito upon being abandoned at an orphanage as an infant.
Gemünd German
Regional name for someone who lives in Gemünden.
Genaro Spanish
From the given name Gennaro, but without the 2nd n
Genda Japanese
From Japanese 源 (gen) meaning "source, origin" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Gendika Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous district of the municipality of Ibarrangelu.
Gendron French
Either a diminutive of French gendre meaning "son-in-law" or a habitational name for someone from the town of Gendron in Belgium.
Généreux French
From the given name Généreux.
Geng Chinese
From Chinese 耿 (gěng) referring to the ancient city of Geng, which existed during the Shang dynasty in what is now Henan province. Alternately it may come from the name of an ancient state that existed during the Spring and Autumn period in present-day Shanxi province.
Genís Catalan
From the given name Genís.
Gennadiev Russian
Means "son of Gennadi" in Russian.
Gennarelli Italian
Ancient and illustrious Piedmontese family, originally from Polonghera but residing in Cherasco, which is decorated with the titles of: Counts of Cocconato, Lords of Cocconito and Consignori of Marcorengo.
Gennaro Italian
From the given name Gennaro
Genova Bulgarian
Feminine form of Genov.
Gentilis Italian (Latinized)
Latinized form of Gentili. The Italian-born Oxford professor and jurist Alberico Gentili (1552-1608) was known as Albericus Gentilis in Latin.
Gentoo Indian, Telugu, Portuguese
It is a Telugu name, most likely meaning "Gentile". It was first used by the Portuguese.
Gentry French
From the English word, which is in turn from French gentrie, referring to that which is "noble," or the "nobility." From earlier gentillece, which was originally from gentil, "refinement."
Geoffrey English, French
From the given name Geoffrey
Geoffroy French
From the given name Geoffroy
Geohegan Irish
a patronymic from the personal name Eochagán
Georgakopoulos Greek
Means "son of Georgakis" in Greek.
Georgelos Greek
"Son of George."