Submitted Surnames Starting with H

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Hanada Japanese
From Japanese 花 (hana) meaning "flower" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Hanae Arabic (Maghrebi)
From a Moroccan transcription of the Arabic name Hana 1 or Hanaa.
Hanafin Irish
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAinbhthín (modernized as Ó hAinifín) ‘descendant of Ainbhthín’, a personal name derived from ainbhíoth ‘non-peace’, ‘storm’.
Hanai Japanese
From Japanese 花 (hana) meaning "flower" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Hanák Czech
Derived from the small town Haná.
Hanamura Japanese
From Japanese 花 (hana) meaning "flower" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Hanasaki Japanese
From Japanese 花 (hana) meaning "flower" or 華 (hana) meaning "flower, petal" combined with 咲 (saki) meaning "blossom". A fictional bearer of this surname is Tsubomi Hanasaki (花咲 つぼみ) from Heartcatch! Pretty Cure.
Hanaya Japanese
From Japanese 花屋 (hanaya) meaning "florist", which combines 花 (hana) meaning "flower" with 屋 (ya) meaning "shop".
Hanazawa Japanese
From Japanese 花 (hana) meaning "flower" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Hance English
Allegedly a patronymic from the personal name Hann.
Handa Japanese
From Japanese 半 (han) meaning "half" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Händel German
Derived from Hans or Heinrich.
Haneda Japanese
From Japanese 羽 (hane) meaning "feather, plume" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy". It can also be formed from 羽 (ha) meaning "feather, plume" combined with 根 (ne) meaning "root" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Haneef Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Hanif.
Häner German
Variant of Hanner.
Haner German
Altered spelling or variant of Hahner.
Hanes English, Welsh
variant spelling of Haynes.
Haneyama Japanese
From Japanese 羽 (hane) meaning "feather" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Hang German (Swiss)
From the given name Hank
Hanganu Romanian
Hanganu is a Romanian surname.... [more]
Hani Estonian
Hani is an Estonian surname meaning "goose".
Hänilane Estonian
Hänilane is an Estonian surname meaning "wagtail" (bird species: Motacilla flava).
Hankin English
From the given name Hankin
Hanks English
Patronymic form of Hank.
Hanley Irish
Means “descendant of Áinle.” Derived from “O’Hanley,” an anglicized form of “Ó hÁinle,” ultimately from Gaelic “ainle” meaning “beauty, grace.”
Hanlin Scottish, English
Scottish and English: probably a variant spelling of Irish Hanlon.
Hanlon Irish
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.
Hanmer Welsh
A Welsh topographical surname, deviring from 'Hand', a cock, and 'Mere', a lake. A parish in Flintshire, now Wrexham.
Hannachi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Refers to Hanencha, a tribe inhabiting eastern Algeria and western Tunisia.
Hannam English
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.
Hänner German
Pet form of Heinrich.
Hanner German
From a pet form of Hann, short form of Johann.
Hannikainen Finnish
Old surname from eastern Finland, derived from the name Hannes.... [more]
Hansalu Estonian
Hansalu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the masculine given name "Hans" and "salu", meaning "grove"; "Hans' grove".
Hansard English
occupational name for a cutler.
Hansdotter Swedish
Means "daughter of Hans". This name is only given to females. A notable bearer is Swedish alpine ski racer Frida Hansdotter (b... [more]
Hanso Estonian
Hanso is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Juhan/Johannes".
Hantzi Greek
Variant of Hatzis.
Hanyu Japanese
Variant transcription of Hanyuu.
Hanyuu Japanese
From Japanese 羽 (ha) meaning "feather" and 生 (nyuu) meaning "raw".
Happygod English (African, Rare)
Possibly from the English words happy and god.
Haq Urdu, Bengali
From Arabic حَقّ (ḥaqq) meaning "true, right, real".
Haque Bengali, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Haq.
Hara Japanese
From Japanese 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Harada Japanese
From Japanese 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Haraguchi Japanese
From Japanese 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
Haraldsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Haraldur" in Icelandic.
Haraldsson Icelandic
Means "son of Haraldur" in Icelandic.
Harambašić Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian
Derived from harambaša (харамбаша), which was a historic rank for the senior commander of a hajduk band. The hajduks were bandits and freedom fighters in the Balkans who fought the Ottomans.
Haramija Croatian
Derived from harambaša, which was a historic rank for the senior commander of a hajduk band. The hajduks were bandits and freedom fighters in the Balkans who fought the Ottomans.
Haramoto Japanese
Hara means "Plain (wilderness, field)" and Moto means "Origin".
Harasimowicz Polish
Derived from the given name Harasim.
Harb Arabic
Means "war" in Arabic.
Harbach German
Habitational name from any of several places named Harbach.
Harbachoŭ Belarusian
Variant transcription of Harbachow.
Harbachow Belarusian
Belarusian form and equivalent of Gorbachev.
Harbin English
This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origins, and is derived from the personal names Rabin, Robin, and Robert. It has the English prefix 'har', which means gray.... [more]
Harbor English
English: variant spelling of Harbour.
Harbour English
Variant of French Arbour or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of a lodging house, from Old English herebeorg "shelter, lodging".
Harcourt French
This name is of locational origin either from the town and ancient chateau of Harcourt near Brionne in Normandy.
Harcus Scottish
Orcadian form of Harcase, a habitational name originating from Berwickshire, Scotland.
Hård Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "hard".
Hardacre English
Topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of poor, stony land, from Middle English hard "hard, difficult" and aker "cultivated land" (Old English æcer), or a habitational name from Hardacre, a place in Clapham, West Yorkshire, which has this etymology.
Hardekop German (Rare)
Derived from Middle High German hart "hard" and kopf "head". As a surname, it was given to a hard-headed, stubborn person.
Hardley English
The name comes from when a family lived in the village of Hartley which was in several English counties including Berkshire, Devon, Dorset, Kent, Lancashire, York and Northumberland. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English words hart which means a stag and lea which means a wood or clearing.
Hare Irish (Anglicized)
Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÍr, meaning ‘long-lasting’. In Ireland this name is found in County Armagh; it has also long been established in Scotland.... [more]
Hargier French
Known back to the 15th or 16th century in France.... [more]
Hargreaves English
English: variant of Hargrave.
Hargreeves English
Variant of Hargreaves.
Hargrove English
English: variant of Hargrave.
Harigae Japanese
From the Japanese 張 (hari) "Extended Net constellation" and 替 (kae or gae) "exchange," "spare," "substitute."
Harington English
Variant spelling of Harrington. A famous bearer is English actor Kit Harington (1986-).
Härjapea Estonian
Härjapea is an Estonian surname literally meaning "ox head", but derived from a colloquial name for "clover".
Harjo Estonian
Harjo is an Estonia surname, a variation of "Harju"; from Harju County.
Harjo Creek
From Creek Ha'chō meaning "crazy brave; recklessly brave".
Harju Finnish
Means "esker", a long ridge formed by a river flowing underneath a glacier. Eskers made of gravel are common in Finland.
Harkaway English
From a sporting phrase used to guide and incite hunting dogs.
Harker English (British)
English (mainly northeastern England and West Yorkshire): habitational name from either of two places in Cumbria, or from one in the parish of Halsall, near Ormskirk, Lancashire. The Cumbrian places are probably named from Middle English hart ‘male deer’ + kerr ‘marshland’... [more]
Harkless English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from Harkin, a Scottish diminutive of Henry.
Harkness Scottish, English (British), Northern Irish
Apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place (perhaps in the area of Annandale, with which the surname is connected in early records), probably so called from the Old English personal name Hereca (a derivative of the various compound names with the first element here ‘army’) + Old English næss ‘headland’, ‘cape’... [more]
Harlacher German
Habitational name for someone from Ober- or Unter-Harlachen, near Überlingen.
Harless English, German
English: probably a variant spelling of Arliss, a nickname from Middle English earles ‘earless’, probably denoting someone who was deaf rather than one literally without ears.
Harlin English
English surname transferred to forename use, from the Norman French personal name Herluin, meaning "noble friend" or "noble warrior."
Härma Estonian
Härma is an Estonian surname meaning "frosty" or "frosted".
Harma Finnish, Estonian
Anglicized form of either Härma or Haarma. The former is a locational surname referring to places in Estonia and Finland. The latter means 'gray' in Finnish.
Härmatis Estonian
Härmatis is an Estonian surname meaning "hoarfrost".
Harmeninck Frisian
Patronymic of Hermann.
Harmer English (British)
Meaning, of the Army or man of Armor, from the battle at Normandy, France. It was formerly a French last name Haremere after the battle at Normandy it moved on to England where it was shortened to Harmer.
Harms Medieval Low German
Of ancient German origin, Harms is derived from a Germanic personal name made up of the elements "heri," meaning "army," and "man," meaning "man." Surname Harms was first found in Prussia, in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region.
Harmse Dutch, Low German
The surname Harmse is derived from Harms or Harm, a Low-German / Niederdeutsch surname or name. In Plattdeutsch/Low Saxon the word sine is used as a possessive construction, hence Harmse indicates that it is the child of Harms, Harm, or Harmensze... [more]
Harnage English
Derived from the personal name Agnes
Harnar German
Given to one who was noisy
Haro Spanish (Mexican)
Perhaps a shortened version of the name "de Haro"
Harold English, Norman, German
English from the Old English personal name Hereweald, its Old Norse equivalent Haraldr, or the Continental form Herold introduced to Britain by the Normans... [more]
Harold Irish
Of direct Norse origin, but is also occasionally a variant of Harrell and Hurrell.
Haroon Urdu, Arabic, Dhivehi
From the given name Harun.
Harr English
Short form of Harris
Harrett French
France, England
Harrington English
From Old English word meaning "hare town"
Harris Welsh
A combination of the Welsh adjective 'hy', meaning 'bold' or 'presumptuous' and the common Welsh personal name 'Rhys'. This surname is common in South Wales and the English West Country and has an official Welsh tartan... [more]
Harrold Scottish, English
Scottish and English variant spelling of Harold.
Harrow English
Means "person from Harrow", the district of northwest Greater London, or various places of the same name in Scotland ("heathen shrine").
Harry English
From first name Harry.
Hartford English
Habitational name from Hertford, or from either of two places called Hartford, in Cheshire and Cumbria; all are named with Old English heorot ‘hart’ + ford ‘ford’.
Hartikka Finnish
Finnish surname, possibly a Finnish variant of German first name Harteke.
Hartman Dutch
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hard "hardy, strong" and man "man".
Harton English
This surname is a habitational one, denoting someone who lived in a village in County Durham or in North Yorkshire.... [more]
Hartung German
German, Dutch, and Danish: from a Germanic personal name, a derivative (originally a patronymic) of compound names beginning with hart ‘hardy’, ‘strong’.
Hartwell English
Habitational name from places in Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire called Hartwell, from Old English heorot ‘stag’, ‘hart’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’... [more]
Haru Estonian
Haru is an Estonian surname meaning "branch".
Harukawa Japanese
harukawa means "spring river". the kanji used are 春(haru) meaning "spring (the season)" and 河 (kawa) meaning "river" . you could also use 川 (kawa) as the second kanji, but using 河 looks better.
Haruki Japanese
Haruki is a first name on the other site. For the surname Haruki (春木), it means "Spring Season Tree". A notable bearer is Hiroshi Haruki, who was a Japanese mathematician.
Harun Arabic, Somali, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Harun.
Haruna Japanese
From Japanese 春 (haru) meaning "spring" and 名 (na) meaning "name, fame, renown".
Haruna Western African, Hausa, Fula
From the given name Haruna.
Haruno Japanese
Means "spring field", from Japanese 春 (haru) "spring" and 野 (no) "field".
Haruoja Estonian
Haruoja is an Estonian surname meaning "branch creek".
Haruta Japanese
From Japanese 春 (haru) meaning "spring" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Haruyama Japanese
From Japanese 春 (haru) meaning "spring" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Harvard English
From the Old English given name Hereweard, composed of the elements here "army" and weard "guard", which was borne by an 11th-century thane of Lincolnshire, leader of resistance to the advancing Normans... [more]
Harwood English, Scots
Habitation name found especially along the border areas of England and Scotland, from the Old English elements har meaning "gray" or hara referring to the animals called "hares" plus wudu for "wood"... [more]
Hasan Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name Hasan.
Hasanaga Albanian
Albanian surname, Hasani and given "Aga" in Ottoman Empire
Hasančić Bosnian
Means "son of Hasan".
Hasandjekić Bosnian
Possibly derived from "son of Hasan".
Hasani Persian, Albanian, Kosovar
From the given name Hasan.
Hasanović Bosnian
Means "son of Hasan".
Həsənzadə Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Hasanzadeh.
Hasanzai Pashto
Variant transcription of Hassanzai.
Hasapis Greek
Hasapi is the word, "butcher" in the Greek language. The last name Hasapis is most probably from immigrants traveling to the new world
Hasashi Popular Culture
Surname belonging to the Mortal Kombat character Scorpion.
Haschak English (American)
This may be influenced from the English word hashtag, meaning number.
Hašek Czech (?)
Meaning "Pure" or "Chaste" from Latin Castus, a shortening of Castulus. Diminutive of the personal name Haštal. Noteable people with this surname include Dominik Hašek, a Czech ice hockey Goal-tender and Jaroslav Hašek, a Czech satirist and Journalist, most known for his satirical novel, 'The Good Soldier Švejk'.
Haselbauer German
Translates to 'hazel farmer'
Hashem Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Hashim.
Hashi Japanese
Hashi means "Bridge".
Hashiguchi Japanese
From Japanese 橋 (hashi) meaning "bridge" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
Hashikura Japanese
Bluntly speaking, this is Kurahashi backwards.
Hashim Arabic, Urdu, Filipino, Tausug
From the given name Hashim.
Hashioka Japanese
From Japanese 橋 (hashi) meaning "bridge" and 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".
Hashira Japanese
Hashira is a Japanese last name that means "Pillar" or "Support". ... [more]
Hashitani Japanese
Hashi means "Bridge" and Tani means "Valley".
Hashiyama Japanese
橋 (Hashi) means "Bridge" and 山 (Yama) means "Mountain".
Hashley American
Variant of Ashley (?).
Hashmi Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Hashimi.
Hasibuan Batak
From the name of a Batak king, Raja Hasibuan.
Haskell English
From the Norman personal name Aschetil.
Haskell Jewish
From the personal name Khaskl.
Hasley English
Habitational name of uncertain origin. The surname is common in London, and may be derived from Alsa (formerly Assey) in Stanstead Mountfitchet, Essex (recorded as Alsiesheye in 1268). nother possible source is Halsway in Somerset, named from Old English hals ‘neck’ + weg ‘way’, ‘road’.
Hassall English
Means "person from Hassall", Cheshire ("witch's corner of land").
Hassani Persian, Arabic, Swahili
From the given name Hassan.
Hassanzai Pashto
Means "son of Hassan" in Pashto. The Hassanzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Yousafzai.
Hassdenteufel German
A German Satzname, from the expression "Hass den Teufel" meaning "hate the devil".
Hassel Swedish, Norwegian
Means "hazel" in Swedish and Norwegian.
Hasselbach German
Habitational name from any of the places in various parts of Germany called Hasselbach.
Hasselhoff American
The surname of the singer, David Hasselhoff.
Hasslacher German
hass=hate; lacher=laughter... [more]
Hässli German (Swiss), French (Rare)
Swiss German diminutive form of Haas. This is a French surname via Alsace-Lorraine. A notable bearer is French footballer (soccer player) Eric Hassli (1981-).
Hasson Hebrew (Modern)
Means "sturdy" or "strong" in Hebrew, it is not related to the Arabic name Hasan.
Hastings English, Scottish
Habitational name from Hastings, a place in Sussex, on the south coast of England, near which the English army was defeated by the Normans in 1066. It is named from Old English H?stingas ‘people of H?sta’... [more]
Hastings Irish
Connacht shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistín ‘descendant of Oistín’, the Gaelic form of Augustine (see Austin).
Hata Japanese
This is an ancient surname that is another form of Hada/Haneda. Ha means "Feather, Plume, Wing" and Ta means "Feild, Rice Patty/Paddy".
Hatake Japanese
Means "Field" in Japanese
Hatam Arabic
From the given name Hatam.
Hatano Japanese
From Japanese 波 (ha) meaning "waves, billows", 羽 (ha) meaning "feather, wing", 秦 (hata), a place name, or 畑 (hata) meaning "farm, field, garden" combined with 多 (ta) meaning "many, frequent" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Hatathli Navajo
From Navajo hataałii meaning ‎"medicine man, shaman", literally "singer" (from the verb hataał ‎"he sings, he is chanting").
Hataya Japanese
From Japanese 幡 (hata) meaning "flag, banner" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".
Hatch English
English (mainly Hampshire and Berkshire): topographic name from Middle English hacche ‘gate’, Old English hæcc (see Hatcher). In some cases the surname is habitational, from one of the many places named with this word... [more]
Hatcher English
Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a gate, from Middle English hacche (Old English hæcc) + the agent suffix -er. This normally denoted a gate marking the entrance to a forest or other enclosed piece of land, sometimes a floodgate or sluice-gate.
Hatendi Shona
Meaning unknown.
Hatmanu Romanian
Medieval military rank the equivalent of general rank
Hatsu Japanese
Hatsu is both a Japanese surname and a unisex name meaning "Beginning." Notable bearers of this surname is Akiko Hatsu (Japanese manga artist) and a bearer of the first name form is Hatsu Hioki (Japanese wrestler).
Hattendorf German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from places called Hattendorf, near Alsfeld and near Hannover. The element hatt, had means ‘bog’
Hattori Japanese
From Japanese 服 (hatsu) meaning "clothing" and 部 (tori) meaning "part, section".
Hatzi Greek
A Greek rendering of حاج‎ (ḥājj), denoting one who has successfully completed a pilgrimage. In a Christian context, the title designates a person who has visited Jerusalem and the Holy Land and was baptised in the Jordan River... [more]
Hatzidakis Greek
Diminutive of Hatzis.
Hatzis Greek
Hatzis is the modern form of the Greek khatzis 'a pilgrim to Jerusalem' (either Christian or Muslim), considered a high social distinction. The Greek term is Semitic in origin and is cognate with Arabic hajj 'pilgrimage (to Mecca).'
Hauck German
Derived from the first name Hugo.
Haud Estonian
Haud is an Estonian surname meaning "grave" and "tomb".
Haueis German
Derived from Middle High German houwen "to beat" and isen "iron". This surname denoted a smith.
Haug Norwegian
From Old Norse haugr "hill, mound". See Haugen.
Haug Estonian
Haug is an Estonian surname meaning "pike (fish)".
Haugan Norwegian
Originates from a Farm name. Haugan comes from the Old Norse word haugr which can be translatd to "hill" or "mound".
Hauge Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Hauge, from the dative singular of Old Norse haugr "hill, mound".
Haughn English (Canadian, Modern)
Alternative/Modern form of Hahn.
Haugland Norwegian
From Old Norse haugr "hill, mound" and land "farmstead, land".
Haukanõmm Estonian
Haukanõmm is an Estonian surname meaning "accipitrine heath/moorland".
Haukebø Norwegian
A combination of Norwegian hauk, derived from Old Norse haukr, "hawk" and , derived from Old Norse bœr, "farm". The meaning refers to hawks sitting abode; as on the roof of a barn.
Hauptman German
Variant spelling of Hauptmann.
Hauptmann German
Derived from German hauptmann, a word used for a German military rank meaning "Captain".
Haus German
Topographic and occupational name for someone who lived and worked in a great house, from Middle High German, Middle Low German hus "house" (see House).
Hausch German
From the Germanic personal name Huso, a short form of a compound name composed with hus ‘house’, ‘dwelling’ as the first element.
Hauser German, Jewish
From Middle High German hus "house", German haus, + the suffix -er, denoting someone who gives shelter or protection.
Hausle German (Austrian)
Topographical name for someone who's House was near the Woods, from German "Häus" House "le" Woods
Hausmann German
From Middle High German hus "house" (see Haus) + man "man".
Hauswirth German
From Middle High German haus 'house' and wirt 'owner' or 'master'.
Hautala Finnish
Finnish. Topographical, (haute) meaning, “graves, tomb” combined with (la) meaning “abode, home, or land of….”
Hautamaa Finnish
Finnish. Topographical, (haute) meaning, “graves, tomb” combined with (maa) meaning, “country.”
Hautamäki Finnish
Finnish for "GRAVESHILL;" possibly cemetery or simply a person who lived near graves on a hill. hauta ("grave") & mäki ("hill")
Havard Welsh
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from the name of the city of Hereford in England or the port city of Le Havre in France.
Havelock English
From the Middle English male personal name Havelok, from Old Norse Hafleikr, literally "sea sport". It was borne by the British general Sir Henry Havelock (1795-1857).
Haverbus Yiddish, Dutch
From Yiddish/Hebrew Haver (חבר) and Baruch (ברוך), thus literally "blessed friend".
Haverford Welsh, English
Haverford's name is derived from the name of the town of Haverfordwest in Wales, UK
Havertz German
Variant of Ritz.
Haviv Jewish
Means 'Sweet' in Hebrew
Havn Danish, Faroese
It means "Harbour" in Danish.
Havner German
Variant of Hafner.
Havyarimana Central African
Means "God gives birth" in Burundian and Rwandan.
Hawa Arabic, Somali, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Hawa.
Hawke English
Variant of Hawk
Hawks English
Variant of or patronymic from Hawk.
Hawley English, Scottish
Means "hedged meadow". It comes from the English word haw, meaning "hedge", and Saxon word leg, meaning "meadow". The first name Hawley has the same meaning.
Hawthorn English, Scottish
English and Scottish: variant spelling of Hawthorne.
Hawtrey English (British)
It is the surname of Mr. Hawtrey from the book The Boy In The Dress, by David Walliams. Hawtrey means "To succeed".