Submitted Surnames Starting with G

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Giaccone Italian
Probably a modification of the given name Giacomo.
Giacinto Italian
From the given name Giacinto.
Giacomo Italian
From the given name Giacomo.
Giambattista Italian
From the given name Giambattista.
Giampaolo Italian
From the given name Giampaolo.
Giancarlo Italian
From the given name Giancarlo.
Gianfrancesco Italian
From a compound personal name composed of Gianni + Francesco.
Giannone Italian
From a diminutive meaning "big Gianni" formed by combining the personal name Gianni with -one, a suffix used to form augmentatives.
Giano Italian
From the given name Giano.
Giarratana Italian
Sicilian habitational name from a place so named in Ragusa.
Gibbon English
English from the medieval personal name Gibbon, a pet form of Gibb.
Gibbons English
Patronymic formed from a diminutive of Gib.
Gibs English
Variant of Gibbs
Gibsey Irish
A variant of the surname Gibson
Gibson Irish
Anglicized form of Irish-Gaelic Ó Gibealláin
Gidlow English
The first recorded use of the name is from 1291; Robert de Gidlow was a freeholder in Aspull, Lancanshire, United Kingdom and the name occurs frequently down to the 17th century. The Gidlow family moved to the United States in the mid-18th century where the spelling was changed to Goodlow and eventually to Goodloe.
Giedraitis Lithuanian
This indicates familial origin within the town of Giedraičiai.
Giel Medieval English
From a medieval personal name of which the original form was Latin Aegidius, from Greek aigidion ‘kid’, ‘young goat’. Compare English Giles.... [more]
Gierc English, Polish
Pronounciation: Rhymes with "pierce." Hard "g" (as in "goat"). ... [more]
Gierlachowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Gierlachów.
Giersch German
German from the female personal name Gerusch or Gerisch, pet forms of Gertrud (see Trude), with the Slavic suffix -usch or -isch.
Giesbrecht Dutch
A variant of the given name Giselbert, which in turn is related to Gilbert... [more]
Gieselman German
Variant spelling of Geiselman.
Gieselmann German
Variant spelling of Geiselman.
Giesinger German
Denoted a person from the town of Giesing in Germany. Or perhaps a variant spelling of Geisinger. A famous bearer of this surname is the German singer-songwriter Max Giesinger.
Gifford English
Gifford is an English name for someone who comes from Giffords Hall in Suffolk. In Old English, it was Gyddingford, or "ford associated with Gydda." Alternatively, it could come from the Middle English nickname, "Giffard," from Old French meaning "chubby-cheeked."
Giglio Italian
From the personal name Giglio, from giglio "lily" (from Latin lilium), a plant considered to symbolize the qualities of candor and purity.
Gihon Irish
Anglicized form of Irish-Gaelic Ó Gaoithín
Gil Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Gil 3, means "joy, happiness" in Hebrew.
Gilbertson English
Means "son of Gilbert".
Gilby English
Means either (i) "person from Gilby", Lincolnshire ("Gilli's farm"); or (ii) "little Gilbert".
Gilca Romanian, Italian
Meaning unknown.
Gildner Jewish
Occupational name for a worker in gold, from Yiddish gildner 'golden'.
Gildo Italian
From the given name Gildo.
Gilford English
English or Welsh.
Gilio Italian
Tuscany. One variation of the surname Giglio meaning ""lily"". ... [more]
Gilkeson English, Scottish
From the Scottish Gilchristson(son of Gilchrist) meaning "son of the servant/devotee of Christ"
Gill Indian, Punjabi
Derived from Punjabi ਗਿੱਲਾ (gila) meaning "wet, damp, moist".
Gillan Irish
The Gillan surname is a reduced Anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic Mac Gille Fhaoláin, which means "son of the servant of St Faolán." While the name may have originated in Ireland, this line was extant by the beginning of the 17th century, only to find many of the family to return to Ireland about 100 years later with the Plantation of Ulster.... [more]
Gillard English
English from a pejorative derivative of the personal name Giles.
Gillard English, French, Swiss
English and French from an assimilated form of the personal name Gislehard, a compound of Old High German gisel ‘hostage’, ‘pledge’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel) + hard ‘hardy’... [more]
Gillespie Scottish, Irish
Gillespie can be of Scottish and Irish origin. The literal meaning is "servant of bishop", but it is a forename rather than a status name. The Irish Gillespies, originally MacGiollaEaspuig, are said to to be called after one Easpog Eoghan, or Bishop Owen, of Ardstraw, County Tyrone... [more]
Gillette English, French
English: from a feminine form of Gillett.... [more]
Gillian English
From the first name Gillian.
Gilliard English, Northern Irish
English and northern Irish (county Down) variant of Gillard.
Gilliard French, Swiss
French and Swiss French from a derivative of Gillier, from the Germanic personal name Giselher, composed of gisil ‘hostage’, ‘pledge’, ‘noble offspring’ (see Giesel) + heri ‘army’.
Gillibrand English
From the Norman personal name Gillebrand, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "hostage-sword".
Gillicuddy Irish
Angliczed from the irish surname Mac Giolla Chudha means 'descendant of sea warrior'.
Gillies Scottish
Scottish variant of Gillis or Mcgillis.
Gilligan Irish
English translation of Gaelic name Mac Giollagain, derived from the word, giolla, meaning: lad.
Gillingham English
Habitational name from places in Dorset, Norfolk, and Kent, named Gillingham, 'homestead
Gillis Scottish
Scottish reduced form of Gaelic Mac Gille Iosa ‘son of the servant of Jesus’... [more]
Gillis Dutch
Dutch form of Giles.
Gilmore English, Irish
Gilmore is a surname with several origins and meanings:... [more]
Gilpin English, Irish, Northern Irish
English: in the northeast, from the Gilpin river in Cumbria; in southern counties, probably a variant of Galpin. ... [more]
Gilroy Scottish Gaelic, Irish, Scottish
"Red servant" in Gaelic.
Gilsenan Irish
From a follower of Saint Senán mac Geirrcinn
Gilstrap English (British, Anglicized, Rare)
This is a place name acquired from once having lived at a place spelled Gill(s)thorp(e), Gilsthorp(e), Gill(s)throp(e) or Gil(s)throp(e) located in the Old Danelaw area of England.... [more]
Gilvertos Greek
From the given name Gilvertos.
Gimpel German, Jewish
German: from a pet form of the personal name Gumprecht (see Gombert)... [more]
Gindlesperger German
Possibly a topographic name for someone who lived on a mountain near the town of Gindels in Bavaria, Germany.
Gindt German, Alsatian
From the Germanic personal name Gundo, from gund meaning "war", "battle".
Ginebra Spanish
From the Spanish word ginebra, meaning "gin," possibly ultimately from the Latin iuniperus, meaning "juniper."
Ginel Catalan
My Great Grandfather's name was Jose Maria Ginel
Ginés Spanish
From the given name Ginés.
Gingell English
Either (i) from a shortened form of the Germanic personal name Gangulf, literally "walking wolf"; or (ii) a different form of Gingold.
Gingold Jewish
An invented Jewish name, from Yiddish, literally "fine gold". Hermione Gingold (1897-1987) was a British actress.
Gingrich German (Americanized)
Potentially from German “junge” and “reich,” meaning “rich at a young age.” Anglicized by immigrants as either Gingrich or Guengerich.
Gino Italian
From the given name Gino.
Ginsberg Jewish
Ornamental varient of Ginsburg
Ginsburg German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone who came from Gunzberg in Bavaria, Günsburg in Swabia, or Gintsshprik (Königsburg) in East Prussia. Its origin is from the name of the river Günz, written in early Latin documents as Guntia, which was probably of Celtic origin, and Old High German burg meaning "Fortress, walled town".
Gioè Italian
This is a short form of given name Gioele used as surname.
Giorgaina Greek (Archaic)
Andronymic meaning "wife of Georgios". This was used in early modern Greece, at which time a married woman's surname was formed from her husband's given name and the suffix -αινα (-aina)... [more]
Giorgi Italian
From the given name Giorgio.
Giorgio Italian
From the given name Giorgio
Giovanni Italian
From the given name Giovanni.
Gipson English (American)
Variant of Gibson more commonly used in the United States.
Girai Indian (Muslim), Urdu
Indian cognate of the Turkish surname Giray.
Giraldo Italian
From the given name Giraldo.
Giray Turkish
From a form of the Mongolian title khan meaning "king, ruler". This was the name of the dynasty that ruled Crimea from 1427 to 1783.
Giresse French
Alain Giresse is a French footballer and manager... [more]
Girip Romanian
Unknown origin, probably Turkish.
Girling English
From a medieval nickname applied to a brave man (or, with heavy irony, to a cowardly one), from Old French cuer de lion "lion heart".
Girolamo Italian
From the given name Girolamo.
Giron Spanish
Of Galician origin. Occupational name for a clothing maker.
Gironda Italian
Possibly from a variant of Italian ghironda ‘barrel-organ’.
Giroud French
Variant of Giraud.... [more]
Gisbert German
From the given name Gisbert.
Giscard French
Variant spelling of Guiscard. A famous bearer was former French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926-2020).
Gish German
From a shortened form of the Germanic personal name Gisulf, literally "hostage wolf". It was borne by American actress Lillian Gish (?1893-1993), original name Lillian de Guiche.
Gitelman Jewish
Eastern Ashkenazic variant of Gittelman.
Gitsba Abkhaz
Abkhaz name of unknown meaning.
Gittings Welsh
From the Welsh personal name Gutyn, Guto, a pet form of Gruffydd, with the redundant addition of English patronymic -s.
Gittings Welsh
Possibly a patronymic from a byname from Welsh cethin "dusky", "swarthy".
Giudice Italian
Occupational name for an officer of justice, Italian giudice " judge" (Latin iudex, from ius "law" + dicere "to say"). In some cases it may have been applied as a nickname for a solemn and authoritative person thought to behave like a judge.
Giuliano Italian
From the given name Giuliano
Giuntoli Italian
Comes from a derivative of Giunta.
Giusti Italian
Means "son of Giusto"
Giustino Italian
From the given name Giustino
Giusto Italian
From the given name Giusto
Gizzatullin Bashkir
From the given name Izzatullah.
Gjessing Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Used in Norway and Denmark since the 1600s. Probably of German origin.
Glad Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "happy". ... [more]
Glad English
From a short form of the various Old English personal names with a first element glæd "shining, joyful". Compare Gladwin.
Glad English, Scandinavian
Nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English, Scandinavian glad "merry, jolly".
Gladding English
Given as a nickname to someone who is glad, in high spirits, and happy.
Gladney English
Probably means "bright island", from the Old English element glæd "bright" (cf. Glædwine) and the English element ney "island" (cf.... [more]
Gladstone Scottish
Habitational name from a place near Biggar in Lanarkshire, apparently named from Old English gleoda meaning "kite" + stān meaning "stone".
Glæpur Popular Culture
Means "crime" in Icelandic. Glanni Glæpur, or Robbie Rotten as he is called in English, is a fictional character in the Icelandic children's TV-show 'LazyTown' played by Stefán Karl Stefánsson... [more]
Glaessel German (Anglicized)
Anglicized spelling of German Gläßel.
Glandt German
Nickname from Middle High Geman glander meaning "gleam", "sparkle", "shine", for someone with such a temperament.
Glaros Greek
Shiny eyes .
Glas Welsh
Nickname meaning "gray, green, silver-haired".
Glasgow English (American), English (British)
Derived from the city of Glasgow in Scotland.
Glasnović Croatian
Derived from glasno, meaning "loud".
Glass Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of the epithet glas "gray, green, blue" or any of various Gaelic surnames derived from it.
Gleason Old Irish (Anglicized)
Irish (Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Glasáin, from a diminutive of glas ‘green’, ‘blue’, ‘gray’.
Gleave English
Means either "sword-maker" or "sword-seller", or else from a nickname applied to a skilled swordsman (in either case from Middle English gleyve "sword").
Glebov Russian
Means "son of Gleb".
Glendenning Scottish
Habitational name from a place in the parish of Westerkirk, Dumfries, recorded in 1384 as Glendonwyne. It is probably named from Welsh glyn meaning "valley" + din meaning "fort" + gwyn meaning "fair", "white".
Glendon Scottish, English
From the first name, which means "from the dark glen" in Scottish Gaelic.
Glissen English, Irish
Possible British version of the Irish surname Glasson from the the Gaelic word O’Glasain. Meaning green from the counties of Tipperary.
Glock German
Meant "person who lives by a church bell-tower or in a house with the sign of a bell", "bell-ringer" or "town crier" (German Glocke "bell"). It was borne by Sir William Glock (1908-2000), a British music administrator.
Gløersen Norwegian (Rare)
Means ”son of Gløer”.
Gloff German
German and Swiss German: from the Germanic personal name Egilolf, composed of the elements agi(l) ‘edge’, ‘point’ (of a sword) + wolf ‘wolf’, cognate with Old English Ecgwulf. This was the name of several Lombard kings (ancestors of the Bavarian ducal line of the Agilolfinger), who introduced the name to Italy.
Gloop Literature (Rare)
Surname of a character (Augustus Gloop) in Roald Dahl's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Glorioso Spanish (Philippines), Italian
Means "glorious" in Spanish and Italian.
Glowczenski American
This is my surname. My cousin Steve Glowzenski, had the C dropped along the way somewhere, probably the military.
Głownia Polish
Derived from Polish word głownia which means "blade".
Gluhak Croatian
Derived from gluh, meaning "deaf".
Gluhek Croatian
Derived from gluh, meaning "deaf".
Glukhov Russian
From glukhoi, meaning "deaf".
Go Korean
Variant romanization of Ko.
Goan Northern Irish
Northern Irish form of Gowan.
Gobara Arabic (Egyptian, Anglicized), Arabic
In Egypt and Sudan the surname Jabbar is pronounced with a ‘G’ sound in English. It is also feminine form hence the additional ‘A’ at the end of the name.
Gober English, French
The surname Gober was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed.
Goble English
From “Gobble”, meaning “to gorge, to guzzle”
Gochadze Georgian
Means "son of Gocha".
Goda Hungarian
From the old Hungarian secular personal name Goda, probably from a short form of Godimir, Godislav, or some other Slavic name.
Goda Japanese (Rare)
Go ("Connected to") + Da ("Rice Paddy"). This is mostly on Shikoku Island.
Godek Polish
Variant of Gondek.
Gödel German
From an Old German personal name, Godilo, Godila.German (Gödel): from a pet form of a compound personal name beginning with the element god ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’.Variant of Godl or Gödl, South German variants of Gote, from Middle High German got(t)e, gö(t)te ‘godfather’.
Godil English
English: habitational name for someone from Gadshill in Kent, either of two places called Godshill in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, or Godsell Farm in Wiltshire, which were all originally named Godeshyll ‘God's hill’.
Godin English
Comes from the Germanic personal name Godin-, a pet form of any of various compound names beginning with god, got ‘god’. Compare Godbold, Goddard, and Godfrey.
Godínez Spanish
Patronymic from the personal name Godino.
Godoy French, Spanish
It is derived from the personal name Gaudi.
Godwin English
Derived from the first name Godwine.
Godwinson English
Means "Son of Godwin". First born by Harold Godwinson. From his father Godwine, Earl of Wessex... [more]
Goe Korean
Varient of Ko.
Goebbels German, History
Originally an occupational name for a brewer. Paul Joseph Goebbels was a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.
Goedeke Low German
Low German surname composed of the element gode and the diminutive suffix -ke. Gode can mean either "good", "God" or "a Goth".
Goedel German
Variant of Gödel.
Goeman German
Patronym from a Germanic name: good or god + man.
Goertze German
Probably a variant of Göretz, a reduced form of Gerhards (see Gerhardt), or a variant of Goertz.
Goertzen German
German: probably a variant of Göretz, a reduced form of Gerhards (see Gerhardt), or a variant of Goertz.
Goethe German
From a short form of the personal name Godo, formed with the Germanic element god, got 'god', or from Middle High German göte 'godfather'.
Goettel German
From a pet form of Gottfried, or any of the other personal names formed with Got(t)-.
Goettems German, Brazilian
Brazilian adaptation of the German surname Goedems; altered for easier comprehension by the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil. All members of the Goettems family in Brazil are descendants of Johann Goedems, born in Oberlöstern, Saarland, on September 17, 1798.
Goettner German (East Prussian, Anglicized)
Rare German surname originating in East Prussia. Has a root in Gott, meaning "God."
Goetz German
Originally a hypocorism of the given name Gottfried. Variants include the surnames Getz, Götz and the given name Götz.
Goetzinger German
Originally denoted a person who came from an place called Götzing, Götzingen or Goetzingen.... [more]
Goff Welsh
A variant of Gough.
Goffredo Italian
From the given name Goffredo.
Gofigan Chamorro
Chamorro for "very hot climate". Gof- is an amplifier which means very. Figan is a word for "hot", implying the climate
Goforth English
Probably given to someone who likes to lead
Gognon French, Occitan
Nickname for an aggressive or belligerent man, from Old French Gagnon ‘ mastiff’, ‘guard dog’. Possibly from Occitan ganhon ‘young pig’, applied as an offensive nickname. See also Gonyeau.
Gogoi Indian, Ahom
Means "younger brother" or "king" in Ahom.
Gogol Ukrainian, Polish, Jewish
Means "Common goldeneye (a type of duck)" in Ukrainian. Possibly a name for a fowler. A famous bearer was Nikolai Gogol.
Gogula Indian, Telugu
Possibly from Telugu గోగు (gōgu) "hemp plant".
Goh Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Wu 1.
Gohar Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From the given name Gohar.
Gohrband German (Rare)
Contained in a Latin land deed granted to a German for a castle-keep dated February 21, 1308. It is believed to be the first written record and original spelling of the name, generally understood to mean in German, "he who lives by the marsh"... [more]
Gojković Serbian
Serbian patronymic surname, derived from the masculine given name Gojko.