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From the Sino-Vietnamese character and ultimately the Chinese character 河
meaning "river". It was probably given to someone who lived near a river.
Derived from the Han character 夏
Haabma is an Estonian surname derived from "haab" (aspen) and "maa" (land).
Haaboja is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen creek/stream".
HAAG Ancient Germanic (German, Archaic)
’’The German surname Haag, like many surnames, was taken from some geographical feature near the dwelling place of its first bearer. Coming from the Old Norse "haga," or some local variation of the word, the name means "one who lives near a hedged or fenced enclosure."... [more]
Haak is an Estonian surname meaning "hook" and "fastener".
From Old Norse Hávaland
, derived from hár
"high" and land
"land, farm". This is the name of several farms in Norway.
A Hmong clan surname, which is sometimes anglicized as Ham
. It may be a variant form of the Chinese surname Hang
Haarla is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "haar" meaning "leg".
Haarma is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "härmas" meaning "frosty".
Means "place with aspens" or "group of aspens". This name comes from a combination of haapa
, "aspen", and the suffix -sto
which is used for places and groups of things.
Haavistu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "haavik" ("aspen wood") and "iste" ("seat" or "stool"); "aspen wood stool".
Not to be confused with the German surname of the same spelling.
Topographic name from Middle High German haber(e)
"oats" and land
"land", or a habitational name from any of various places so called.
HABERMANN German, Jewish
Occupational name for a grower or seller of oats, composed of the elements Haber
and the agent suffix -mann
This surname may have been used by someone whose descendants originated from the House of Habsburg, which was one of the most important royal houses in Europe. It is assumed that the surname is derived from High German Habichtsburg
meaning "hawk castle," but some historians and linguists believe that it may actually be derived from Middle High German hab/hap
meaning "ford", as there is a river with a ford nearby.
Means “son of the pilgrim”, derived from the Arabic word حَاجِيّ (ḥājiyy)
denoting a Muslim pilgrim who has made the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
HACKNEY English, Scottish
Habitational name from Hackney in Greater London, named from an Old English personal name Haca
) combined with ēg
"island, dry ground in marshland".
HACKNEY English, Scottish
From Middle English hakenei
(Old French haquenée
), an ambling horse, especially one considered suitable for women to ride; perhaps therefore a metonymic occupational name for a stablehand... [more]
Means "the priest" in Hebrew, from the word ha
which means "the", and the surname Cohen
This is another reading of Haneda/Hata. Ha means "Plume, Feather, Wing" and Da means "Rice Paddy/Patty".
HADDAD Arabic, Hebrew, Persian
Means "blacksmith" in Arabic, ultimately from Syriac ܚܰܕܳܕܳܐ (hadado)
, though it could also be derived from the name of a Semitic deity, Hadad
Derived from the Old English word had meaning "heathland" and the Old English suffix -don meaning "hill"; hence, the "heathland hill" or the "heather-covered hill".... [more]
HADJ Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic حاج (ḥājj)
meaning "pilgrim", referring to the Islamic hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia (chiefly Maghrebi).
A habitational name from either a place named Hadley, or a place named Hadleigh. The first is named from the Old English personal name Hadda
(means ‘wood’, ‘(woodland) clearing’), and the other three are from Old English hǣð
(meaning ‘heathland’, ‘heather') + lēah
Derived from Arabic حَاجّ (ḥājj)
meaning "pilgrim", a title given to Muslims who have completed the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
HAFER German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a grower of or dealer in oats, from German Hafer
"oats". Compare Haber
. As a Jewish surname, it is in many cases ornamental.
Ha means "Fragrance,Aroma" and Ga means "Congratulations". It's mostly in the northeastern Japan, and most likely comes from the place name in Tochigi Prefecture.
Hebrew, shortened from haganah which means soldier
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁgáin
"descendant of Ógán
", a personal name from a diminutive of óg
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodhagáin
"descendant of Aodhagán
", a personal name formed from a double diminutive of Aodh
HAGEMAN Dutch, Swedish
Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, from Middle Dutch haghe ‘hedge’, ‘enclosure’ + man ‘man’. Respelling of German Hagemann
. ... [more]
HAGEMANN German, Danish
1. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge or enclosure, from Middle High German hac ‘enclosure’, ‘hedge’, Middle Low German hage + mann ‘man’. ... [more]
From Swedish hägg
meaning "prunus padus", but also known as "hackberry, bird cherry". It is a type of small tree native to northern Asia and Europe.
Combination of Swedish hägg
"bird cherry" (a type of tree native to Sweden) and lund
Combination of Swedish hägg
"bird cherry" and ström
"stream, small river".
Hagi means "Bush Clover" and No means "Field, Plain, Wilderness". A notable bearer is Kosuke Hagino, a competitive swimmer.
Meaning "field of bush clovers", from 萩 (hagi)
meaning "bush clover", and 原 (hara)
meaning "field" or "meadow".
Combination of Swedish hage
"enclosure, garden" and ström
"stream, small river".
Metonymic occupational name for a sealer of weights and measures, from Middle High German hāme ‘(standard) measure’.
Occupational name for a poultry farmer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German hane
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Hahn or Hag.
HAILES Scottish, English
Scottish habitational name from Hailes in Lothian, originally in East Lothian, named from the Middle English genitive or plural form of hall
‘hall’. ... [more]
Probably a variant of Harefield, a habitational name from a place so named, for example the one Greater London or Harefield in Selling, Kent, which are both apparently named from Old English here ‘army’ + feld ‘open country’.
Derived from Arabic حَاجِيّ (ḥājiyy)
meaning "(Muslim) pilgrim" combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde)
Means "stonemason" from Arabic حَجَر (ḥajar)
HAKURYŪ Japanese (Rare)
This surname combines 白 (haku, byaku, shira-, shiro, shiro.i) meaning "white" with 竜 (ryuu, ryou, rou, ise, tatsu) meaning "dragon, imperial" or 柳 (ryuu, yanagi) meaning "willow."... [more]
Means "Aleppine" in Arabic, referring to someone from the city of Aleppo in Syria.
Habitational name from any of various places so named, notably the city near Magdeburg and Halberstadt near Königstein in Saxony.
Means "The Levite" in Hebrew, from the word ha
which means "the", and the surname Levi
Means "town fortified in stone". It comes from a combination of the Old Norse element hallr
meaning rock (as in Halle
) and of the Old English place name Burton
, denoting a fortified town... [more]
Haljand is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name) derived from "haljas" meaning "green/verdant".
Häll is an Estonian surname meaning "cradle" and "birthplace".
Hall is an Estonian surname meaning both "grey" and "frost".
Derived from the Old Norse HALLR, which means 'flat stone, rock' or 'sloping, leaning to one side'... [more]
HALLÉN Swedish, Dutch
Swedish variant of Hall
, with the addition of the adjectival suffix -én
. Possibly a shortened form of Dutch van der Hallen
, a topographic or habitational name from Middle Dutch halle
Location name combining the elements hall
as in "large house" and lee
meaning "field or clearing."
Hallik is an Estonian surname derived from "hallikas" meaning "greyish".
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁilgheanáin
"descendant of Áilgheanán", a pet form of a personal name composed of old Celtic elements meaning "mild, noble person".
Halliste is an Estonian name relating to "hall", meaning "grey" and "frost".
Northern English (Lancashire) habitational name from a place near Manchester called Halliwell, from Old English halig
‘holy’ + well(a)
‘well’, ‘spring’, or from any of the numerous other places named with these elements (see Hollowell
From Middle English halfmark ‘half a mark’, probably a nickname or status name for someone who paid this sum in rent.
English: topographic name from Middle English hal(l)owes
‘nooks’, ‘hollows’, from Old English halh
). In some cases the name may be genitive, rather than plural, in form, with the sense ‘relative or servant of the dweller in the nook’.
The ancestors of the name Hallowell date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hallowell family lived near a holy spring having derived from the Old English terms halli
, which meant "holy", and welle
, which meant "spring".
Combination of Swedish hall
"hall, stone, rock" and ström
"stream, small river".
Related to Halliwell, this surname means "Lives by the Holy Spring"
Habitual surname for a person who lived in the city of Heilbronn in Germany.
Halprin is the last name of the main character the book called Ashfall by Mike Mullin.
HAM English, German, Scottish, Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon meaning the home stead, many places in England. One who came from Hamm in North-Rhine Westphalia, or one who came from Ham in Caithness Scotland's most northerly county. In Scotland this surname devires from the Norse word "Hami", meaning homestead.
From Japanese 浜 (hama)
meaning "beach, seashore" combined with 田 (da)
meaning "paddy, field".
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama) "beach" and 舘 or 館(date
) "mansion," "large building," "palace"
From Japanese 浜, 濱 (hama)
meaning "beach, seashore" and 口 (kuchi)
meaning "mouth, entrance".
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama
) "beach" and 川 or 河 (kawa
Finnish surname meaning "Tavastian, person from Tavastia". Tavastia is a historical province in southern Finland. The surname is a combination of Häme
"Tavastia" and -läinen
Hama means "Seashore, Beach" and Mura means "Village, Hamlet". A notable bearer of the surname is Jun Hamamura, he was an actor.
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama
) "beach" and 野 (no
) "field," "area."
Hämarik is an Estonian surname meaning "dusk". From "Hämarik" in Estonian mythology, a beautiful young maiden who was the personification of dusk.
It's the same as Hamasaki
, it's just a different transcription and pronunciation. Tatsuya Hamzazaki wrote the light novel adaptation of the anime Absolute Boy.
HAMBERG German, Danish, Jewish
German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Hamburg
HAMBERGER German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name for someone from any of various places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Hamburger
HAMBURG German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from the great city and port at the mouth of the river Elbe, named with the Germanic elements ham
‘water meadow’ + burg
‘fortress’, ‘fortified town’.
Muslim: from an Arabic personal name, Ḥamdān ‘much praise’, a derivative of Hamid. Ḥamdān was the name of a tribe in Arabia. The Hamdani dynasty ruled al-Jazira and Syria from 905 to 1004.... [more]
HAMER English, German
From the town of Hamer in Lancashire from the old english word Hamor
combining "Rock" and "Crag". It is also used in Germany and other places in Europe, possibly meaning a maker of Hammers.
Habitational name from Haineville or Henneville in Manche, France, named from the Germanic personal name Hagano
+ Old French ville
Nickname for a scarred or maimed person, from Middle English, Old English hamel
According to MacLysaght, a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁdhmaill
"descendant of Ádhmall
", which he derives from ádhmall
From an Old English word meaning "home" or "homestead" and a diminutive suffix -lin
From a common place name element ultimately derived from Old Norse hamarr
meaning "hammer, stone, steep cliff".
HAMMARSKJÖLD Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish hammare
"hammer" and sköld
"shield". A notable bearer was diplomat and Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag
HAMMER German, English, Jewish
From Middle High German hamer
, Yiddish hamer
, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hammers, for example in a forge, or nickname for a forceful person.
Variant spelling of "Hanmer", parish in Flintshire.
Hamre is a Surname used by people who has family from the places called Hamre
From Japanese 花 (hana
) meaning "flower" and 房 (busa
) meaning "room*.
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAinbhthín (modernized as Ó hAinifín) ‘descendant of Ainbhthín’, a personal name derived from ainbhíoth ‘non-peace’, ‘storm’.
Hana means "Blossom, Flower" and I means "Well, Pit, Mine shaft, Ditch".
Hana means "Flower" and Mura means "Hamlet, Village." A notable bearer is Norikatsu Hanamura, an actor. Other bearers are in the notes.
Means "flower swamp" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 花 (flower) and 沢 / 澤 (swamp).
This surname means "Half of a Rice Paddy", with 半 (Han) and 田 (Da).
Hane means "Wing, Feather, Plume" and Da means "Feild, Rice Patty/Paddy". This is predominantly in Eastern Japan.
From Japanese 羽 (hane
) meaning "feather" and 山 (yama
) meaning "mountain".
Hänilane is an Estonian surname meaning "wagtail" (bird species: Motacilla flava).
Means “descendant of Áinle.” Derived from “O’Hanley,” an anglicized form of “Ó hÁinle,” ultimately from Gaelic “ainle” meaning “beauty, grace.”
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnluain
"descendant of Anluan", a personal name from the intensive prefix an
- and luan
"light", "radiance" or "warrior". Occasionally it has been used to represent HALLINAN
A Welsh topographical surname, deviring from 'Hand', a cock, and 'Mere', a lake. A parish in Flintshire, now Wrexham.
Habitational name from a place called Hanham in Gloucestershire, which was originally Old English Hānum, dative plural of hān ‘rock’, hence ‘(place) at the rocks’. The ending -ham is by analogy with other place names with this very common unstressed ending.
Hansalu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the masculine given name "Hans" and "salu", meaning "grove"; "Hans' grove".
Means "daughter of HANS
". This name is only given to females. A notable bearer is Swedish alpine ski racer Frida
Hansdotter (b. 1985).
Hanso is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Juhan/Johannes".
From Japanese 羽 (ha
) meaning "feather" and 生 (nyuu
) meaning "raw".