Submitted Surnames Starting with G

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Guinta Filipino
Means "good addiction".
Guinto Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog ginto meaning "gold".
Guion French
French: from the Germanic personal name Wido (see Guy).
Guiraldo Filipino
From the visayan province of Samar
Guiscard French
Derived from the Medieval French given name Guiscard.
Guitry French
Based on a personal name composed of the Germanic elements wid(u), wit- ‘wood’ + ric ‘power(ful)’.
Guivarc'h Breton
Guivarc'h means 'swift stallion' in the Breton language.
Guja German (East Prussian)
From the town Groß Guja
Gukasyan Armenian
Means "son of Gukas", the Armenian equivalent of Luke.
Gül Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Means "rose" in Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, and Uyghur, ultimately from Persian.
Gul Pakistani, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose".
Gulbis Latvian
Means "swan".
Güleryüz Turkish
Means "smiling face" in Turkish.
Guli Uzbek, Kurdish, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Albanian, Bosnian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose". It is sometimes borne by Georgians and Armenians of Persian descent.
Gulian Armenian
From Armenian word gul meaning "rose", as well as "laughter", combined with the common suffix of ian meaning "son of".
Guliyeva Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Azerbaijani Quliyev.
Gullette French
Comes from Guillemme or William of Normandy. Reference 1066: The Battle of Hastings.
Gullick English
From the Middle English personal name Gullake, a descendant of Old English Gūthlāc, literally "battle-sport".
Gulliver English
From a medieval nickname for a greedy person (from Old French goulafre "glutton"). Jonathan Swift used it in his satire 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726), about the shipwrecked ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver, whose adventures "offer opportunities for a wide-ranging and often savage lampooning of human stupidity and vice."
Gulotta Italian
Italian: from the female personal name, a pet form of Gulla.
Gulshanyar Dari Persian (Rare)
Gulshanyar meaning “flower garden” in Persian which originated in Afghanistan.
Gultekin Turkish
It comes from "Kül Tigin" (? - 575 AD) who was a general of the Second Turkic Kaganate (Göktürks' khaganate). He was a second son of Ilterish Shad and the younger brother of Bilge Kagan.
Gum German
North German:... [more]
Guma'taotao Chamorro
Chamorro for "house of the people"
Gumm English
From a nickname or byname from Middle English gome, Old English guma "man".
Gummesson Swedish
Means "son of Gumme".
Gunasekara Sinhalese
From Sanskrit गुण (guna) meaning "talent, virtue, quality, merit" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Gunasekera Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Gunasekara.
Gundián Galician
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the parish of Costantín, Baralla or the one in the parish of A Ponte Ulla, Vedra.
Gündoğan Turkish
Means "born on the day".
Gundry English
From Gondri, Gundric, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, composed of the Germanic elements gund "battle" and rīc "power(ful)".
Gündüz Turkish
Means "daytime, day" in Turkish.
Güneş Turkish
Means "sun" or "sunny" in Turkish.
Güney Turkish
Means "south, southern" in Turkish.
Gunn Scottish
This ancient Scottish surname is of Norwegian origin derived from the Old Norse personal name Gunnr. This surname, in most cases originated in Caithness, Scotland's most northerly county.
Gunner English
Derived from the given name Gunnvǫr
Gunner English
From Old English gunne meaning "cannon, gun" and the agent suffix "-er"
Guntersen Norwegian
Means "son of Gunter".
Gunzenhauser German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from either of two places named Gunzenhausen, one in Württemberg and the other in Bavaria.
Gupit Filipino, Tagalog
Means "haircut" in Tagalog.
Guppy English
English habitational name from a place in Wootton Fitzpaine, Dorset, Gupehegh in Middle English. This is named with the Old English personal name Guppa (a short form of Guðbeorht "battle bright") + (ge)hæg "enclosure"... [more]
Gurakuqi Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Guralnick Jewish
Occupational name from Ukrainian guralnyk, Yiddish guralnik "distiller".
Guramishvili Georgian
Means "son of Guram".
Gurbanow Turkmen
Means "son of Gurban".
Gürbüz Turkish
Means "robust, healthy" in Turkish.
Gurel Turkish
Dynamism is the meaning of the name.
Gurewitz Jewish
Belarusian and Lithuanian variant of Horowitz, a habitational name from Horovice in central Bohemia, now in the Czech Republic, which is named with a short form of a personal name formed with Hor, as for example Horimir, Horislav.
Gurgenidze Georgian
Means "son of Gurgen".
Gurry Irish
Variant of Gorry.
Gursultur Jewish (Latinized), Kurdish, Hebrew
This name is a composition of the following words: GUR; Hebrew for "lion cub", SUL; which is an abbreviation of Suleman (Kurdish for king Solomon), TUR; this word is derived from the Arba'ah Turim. The Arbaáh Turim are often called simply the Tur, which is an important Halakhic code.... [more]
Gurutzeaga Basque
It means "of the cross".
Gus English
From the given name Gus.
Gusev Russian
Derived from Russian гусь (gus) meaning "goose".
Gushiken Okinawan, Japanese
Means "strong-willed" from Japanese 具 (gu) meaning "tool, utensil, means", 志 (shi) meaning "intention, will", and 堅 (ken) meaning "hard, resolute, unyielding".
Gushima Japanese
From 具 (gu) meaning "tool" and 島 (shima) meaning "island."
Gusinjac Bosnian
From Gusinje, the name of a town in the Plav municipality of Montenegro where Bosniaks form a regional majority
Gusmão Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Guzmán.
Gust German
German: from a short form of the personal name Jodocus, which is either a Latinized form of a Breton name, Iodoc, borne by a 7th-century Breton saint (compare Jost and Joyce) or from a reduced form of the personal name Augustus.... [more]
Gustaf Swedish
From the given name Gustaf.
Gustavo Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Gustavo.
Guta Bosnian
Possibly a mispronunciation of the Bosnian word for the verb "gutati" (to swallow) or "guta" (swallowing).
Guðfriðsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Guðfriðr" in Icelandic.
Guðfriðsson Icelandic
Means "son of Guðfriðr" in Icelandic.
Guðmundsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Guðmund"; not strictly used as a surname, and is also used as a patronymic.
Guðmundsson Icelandic
Means "son of Guðmund" in Icelandic.
Guthrie Scottish, Irish, German
Scottish: habitational name from a place near Forfar, named in Gaelic with gaothair ‘windy place’ (a derivative of gaoth ‘wind’) + the locative suffix -ach. Possibly an Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mag Uchtre ‘son of Uchtre’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to uchtlach ‘child’.... [more]
Gutierre Spanish
From the given name Gutierre.
Gutknecht German, German (Swiss)
Status name for a page of noble birth (Middle High German guot kneht).
Gütlin German, Yiddish
Diminutive of GUTE and GUTA, recorded in Frankfurt, Germany throughout the 14th century.
Gutnik Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Yiddish surname meaning "glassworker" from Yiddish hute meaning "glassworks".
Guttenberg German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Bavaria, called Guttenberg, from the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of Old High German guot ‘good’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’... [more]
Gutting German
Of uncertain origin. Probably from a Germanic personal name formed with god "good" or god, got "god".
Güven Turkish
Means "trust, confidence" in Turkish, perhaps designating a trustworthy person or one who trusts in others readily.
Guy English
Occupational name for a guide, Old French gui (a derivative of gui(d)er "to guide", of Germanic origin).
Guy English, French
From a French form of the Germanic personal name Wido, which is of uncertain origin. This name was popular among the Normans in the forms Wi, Why as well as in the rest of France in the form Guy.
Guynes Welsh
Welsh. Derivitive of Gwynn. Modified in the 19th century when the family came to the United States.
Guyton English
Means "hill of Gaega".
Güzel Turkish
Meaning "beutiful" or "pretty" in Turkish.
Guzi Hungarian
As far as known, Guzi means 'friend' but as far as other meanings go, it is unknown. Due to its origin, the last name has two factions of distant family that pronounce it differently- One as "Guh-Zee" as the more uncommon pronunciation that actually follows the origin, and "Goo-Zee" as it is commonly pronounced in English.
Guzman Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Guzmán used mainly in America and the Philippines.
Gwan Korean
From Sino-Korean (Gwan) meaning "Tube".
Gwilliam Welsh
From the personal name Gwilym, Welsh form of William.
Gwilliam English
Anglicised form of the Welsh given name Gwilym.
Gwilliams Welsh
Means son of Gwilym, Cognate of Williams
Gwin Welsh
Derived from the forename Gwyn.
Gwinyai Shona
Gwinyai means "be strong".
Gwizdala Polish
Nickname for someone noted for his cheerful whistling, from a derivative of gwizdac ‘to whistle’.
Gwyther Welsh
meaning, "victor" or "victory"
Gyaltsen Tibetan
From the given name Gyaltsen
Gyasi Akan
Meaning unknown.
Gyatso Tibetan
From the given name Gyatso.
Gylespie Scottish
Variant of Gillespie
Gylfadóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Gylfi". Used exclusively by women. Gylfason is the male version.
Gylfason Icelandic
Means "son of Gylfi". Used exclusively by men. Gylfadóttir is the female version.
Gyllenhaal Swedish
The name Gyllenhaal originated from Nils Gunnarsson Gyllenhaal's father Gunne Olofsson Haal, who was from Hahlegården, a crown homestead in South Härene Parish in the county of Västergötland in West Sweden... [more]
György Hungarian
From the given name György.
Gyujto Hungarian
Very old Hungarian name, very rare.. means gatherer.