Submitted Surnames Starting with G

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Guglielmi Italian
From the given name Guglielmo.
Guglielmo Italian
From the given name Guglielmo.
Gugliuzza Italian
Derivative of the personal name Guglia.
Gui Chinese
From Chinese 桂 (guì) referring to the ancient state of Gui, which existed during the Han dynasty in what is now Guangxi province.
Gui Chinese
From Chinese 归 (guī) referring to the ancient state of Gui, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Anhui province.
Guichard French
From the medieval name Guichard derived form the Germanic name Wighard.
Guidetti Italian
Derived from the given name Guido.
Guido Italian, German
From the given name Guido.
Guidry French (Cajun)
From a personal name based on the Germanic root waido ‘hunt’. The name is particularly associated with Cajuns in LA, who seem all to be descended from Claude Guédry dit Grivois, who arrived in Acadia before 1671.... [more]
Guignard French
from the old Germanic name Winhard composed of the elements win "friend" and hard "hard strong".
Guijarro Spanish
Spanish: nickname from guijarro 'pebble' perhaps applied to a man who sold pebbles (used for paving the streets).
Guilbeau French
Possibly from Ancient Germanic wil, meaning "will, power", and Latin bellus, meaning "beautiful".
Guilbert French, Guernésiais
Either from the given name Guilbert the French form of Wilbert or a variant of Gilbert.
Guilder English
Occupational name for someone who worked in gold. The derivation is from the Old English pre 7th Century "gyldan" and the Old High German "gold", a refiner, jeweller, or gilder.
Guiles French
Of uncertain origin; it could be a variant of French Guill or of English Guile or Giles .
Guilfoyle Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Phoil
Guillard French
From the given name Willihard and French cognitive of Willard.
Guillem Catalan
From the given name Guillem
Guillén Spanish
From the given name Guillén.
Guillen Spanish
Unaccented form of Guillén.
Guillermo Spanish
From the given name Guillermo
Guilliot French
From a pet form of the personal name Guille, itself a short form of Guillaume.
Guillotin French
From a diminutive of Guillaume and a variant of Guillot. A notable user is Joseph-Ignace Guillotin whom the guillotine was named after.
Guillou French, Breton
Possibly derived from the given name Guillaume.
Guimao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano gimaw meaning "emerge, protrude, stick out".
Guimarães Portuguese
Habitational name for someone originally from the city of Guimarães in northern Portugal.
Guimond French
from the medieval French name Guimond from the Germanic name Wigmund composed of the ancient Germanic elements wīg "battle combat" and mund "protection".
Guin French
From the given name Guin the French form of Wino a short form of names with the element win "friend".
Guinan Irish
The surname Guinan comes from the Irish surname O Cuanain (O'Conein and MacConein) and is derived from the Irish Cuinin for "rabbit", son of Dugal. They claim descendancy through the Donnelly line of the native Irish.
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.
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".
Guldberg Danish
Derived from the name of Guldbjerg Parish on the island Funen, Denmark.
Gülden Dutch, German
from gulden "golden" derived from vergulden vergolden "to gild" a metonymic occupational name for a craftsman who gilds objects; compare Guldner. From gulden the name of the coin (English guilder) applied as a topographic or habitational name referring to a house name such as In den silvren Gulden ("In the Silver Guilder") or from related verb meaning "to gild" applied as a topographic or habitational name referring to a house name such as De Gulden Hoeve ("The Gilded Farmhouse") or De Gulden Zwaan ("The Gilded Swan").
Gulea Romanian
Güleç Turkish
Means "smiling" in Turkish.
Güler Turkish
Means "laughing, smiling" in Turkish.
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".
Gullit Dutch, Dutch (Surinamese)
Possibly derived from Old Dutch golt meaning "gold", most likely referring to a person who worked with gold. The former Dutch soccer player Ruud Gullit (1962-; birth name Rudi Dil) is a famous bearer of this name.
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."
Güllü Turkish
Means "(made) with roses" in Turkish.
Gulotta Italian
Italian: from the female personal name, a pet form of Gulla.
Gulshanyar Dari Persian (Rare)
Gulshanyar meaning “beloved 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.
Gulzar Urdu
Derived from the given name Gulzar.
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"
Gunnery English
The surname Gunnery was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons.
Guntersen Norwegian
Means "son of Gunter".
Guntli Romansh
Derived from Romansh cunt "count" in combination with the diminutive suffix -li.
Gunzenhauser German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from either of two places named Gunzenhausen, one in Württemberg and the other in Bavaria.
Guo Hui
From the Arabic name Kamaruddin.
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".
Gurira Southern African, Shona
From the Ndau word gurira meaning "to break or cut for someone, cut short, take shortcut". The American-Zimbabwean actress and playwright Danai Gurira (1978-) is a famous bearer of this name.
Guro Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao goro meaning "teacher, instructor", ultimately from Sanskrit गुरु (guru).
Guroalim Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao goro meaning "teacher, instructor" and alim meaning "sage, philosopher".
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]
Gurung Nepali
From the name of the Gurung (Tamu) people of Nepal, itself an exonym probably of Tibetan origin.
Gurusinga Batak
From Sanskrit guru, meaning “Mentor”, and singha, meaning “Lion”.
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.
Gusmeroli Italian
Possibly from an alternate form of Cosma.
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]
Gustafsdotter Swedish
Means "daughter of Gustaf".
Gustavo Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Gustavo.
Gut Jewish
Derived from Yiddish gut "good".
Guta Bosnian
Possibly a mispronunciation of the Bosnian word for the verb "gutati" (to swallow) or "guta" (swallowing).
Gutang Filipino, Cebuano
Means "cracked heels, cracked calluses of the feet" in Cebuano.
Gutfreund German
From the words gut freund, which means "good friend."
Guth Jewish
Variant of Gut.
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.
Guðnadóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Guðni". A notable bearer is Icelandic musician and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir (b. 1982).
Guðnason Icelandic
Means "son of Guðni".
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.
Gutjahr German, German (Swiss)
nickname for someone born on New Year's Day from a New Year's greeting meaning "Good year".
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.
Gutner Jewish
Variant of Gut.
Gutnik Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Yiddish surname meaning "glassworker" from Yiddish hute meaning "glassworks".
Gutt Jewish
Variant of Gut.
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".
Guttormsen Norwegian
Means "son of Guttorm" in Norwegian.
Güven Turkish
Means "trust, confidence" in Turkish, perhaps designating a trustworthy person or one who trusts in others readily.
Güvenç Turkish
From the given name Güvenç.
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.
Guyon French
From a diminutive of Guy 1.
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.
Gwak Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 곽 (see Kwak).
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.
Gye Korean
Etymology uncertain, possibly deriving from the Hanja element 季 (gye) ("season") or 桂 (gye) ("cassia, cinnamon").
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.
Gyljárlaugsson Icelandic
The name Gyljárlaugsson combines two Icelandic words, "gylja" meaning "to roar" and "laug" meaning "hot spring". Therefore, the name Gyljárlaugsson could be interpreted as "son of the roaring hot spring".
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.
Gyűjtő Hungarian
Means "gatherer, collector".