Submitted Surnames Starting with I

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Ī Japanese
Combination of Kanji Characters "伊" and "井" meaning "Well".
Iacovenco Romanian
Romanian form of Yakovenko.
Iadanza Italian
Of Italian origin, and a (currently) unknown meaning.... [more]
Iagorashvili Georgian
Means "son of Iagor".
Iakobashvili Georgian
Means "son of Iakob".
Iakovidis Greek
Means "son of Iakovos".
Iams Ancient Irish
iNNES, may have came from the irish clan whose name was Innes
Iannitello Italian
Could mean “Land of Gracious God”, from Ianni, stemming from Ioannes meaning “Yahweh is Gracious” and Tello, meaning “Land”.
Iartza Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Abaltzisketa.
Iavarone Italian
Possibly from a shortened form of the personal name Ianni + varone, a variant of barone ‘baron’; literally ‘baron John’.
Ibaiguren Basque
Means "river's edge" from the Basque words ibai, meaning "river" and guren, meaing "edge".
Ibarguen Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Ibargüen; it indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zeanuri.
Ibbotson English
Diminutive form ("son of" or little) of Hibbs, itself a patronymic, from a diminutive of Hibbert, which derives from a Norman personal name, "Hil(de)bert", composed of the Germanic elements "hild", battle, and "berht" famous.
Ibraheem Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Ibrahim.
Ibrahem Kurdish, Arabic
From the given name Ibrahim.
Îbrahîm Kurdish
From the given name Îbrahîm.
İbrahim Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name İbrahim.
Ibrahim Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
From the given name Ibrahim.
Ibrahimi Pashto, Arabic, Albanian
From the given name Ibrahim.
İbrahimova Azerbaijani
Means "daughter of İbrahim".
Ibričić Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Ibro" in Serbo-Croatian.... [more]
Ibuka Japanese
From Japanese 井 (i) meaning "well" and 深 (fuka) meaning "depth". A notable bearer of this surname was the Japanese industrialist Masaru Ibuka who is known for have been a co-founder of Japanese electronics conglomerate Sony (1908 – 1997).
Ibuki Japanese
It is written like this: 伊 I meaning "that one" + 吹 Buki meaning "blow into". Ibuki is also a first name .
Ice Various
From the English word that denotes water frozen to a solid state.
Ichida Japanese
From Japanese 市 (ichi) "market" and 田 (da) "paddy, field".
Ichihara Japanese
This surname combines 一 (ichi, itsu, hito-, hito.tsu) meaning "one" or 市 (shi, ichi) meaning "city, market, town" with 原 (gen, hara) meaning "field, meadow, original, plain, prairie, primitive, tundra, wilderness".... [more]
Ichihashi Japanese
From Japanese 市 (ichi) meaning "market" and 橋 (hashi) meaning "bridge".
Ichikawa Japanese
From Japanese 市 (ichi) meaning "market" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Ichiko Japanese
From Japanese 市 (ichi) "city" and 子 (ko) "child".... [more]
Ichino Japanese
This is used : Ichi meaning "Market, or "One", and No meaning "Feild". A notable bearer is Yuyu Ichino, who is a manga illustrator.
Ichinomiya Japanese
This surname is used as 一宮, 一の宮, 一ノ宮, 一之宮 or 市之宮 with 一 (ichi, itsu, hito, hito.tsu) meaning "one," 市 (shi, ichi) meaning "city, market, town," 之 (shi, oite, kono, kore, no, yuku) meaning "of, this" or 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess."... [more]
Ichinose Japanese
From japanese 市 (ichi) meaning "city", 一 (ichi) meaning "one", 之 (no) as in the particle の, and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids,current". ... [more]
Ichioka Japanese
From Japanese 一 (ichi) meaning "one" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill".
Ichitomi Japanese (Rare)
From either 市 (ichi) meaning "market, fair" or 一 (ichi) meaning "one" combined with 富/冨 (tomi) meaning "riches, wealth, fortune."... [more]
Ichiyama Japanese
From Japanese 一 (ichi) meaning "one" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Ickes German, English
In German the meaning is unknown.... [more]
Ida Japanese
From Japanese 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Idänpirtti Finnish
Origins remain unknown. Idänpirtti translates as 'The Cabin of The East'
Idarand Estonian
Idarand is an Estonian surname meaning "eastern beach/seashore".
Iddenden English (Rare)
Iden as a village name is to be found in both the counties of Kent and Sussex, and describes a pasture, or strictly speaking an area within a marsh suitable for pasture. The origination is the pre 6th century phrase ig-denn with ig meaning an island... [more]
Iddon English
From the Old Norse female personal name Idunn, literally probably "perform love" (cf. Idony).
Ideguchi Japanese
From Japanese 井 (i) meaning "well", 手 (de) meaning "hand", and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth".
Iden English
Habitational name from a place called Iden Green in Benenden, Kent, or Iden Manor in Staplehurst, Kent, or from Iden in East Sussex. All these places are named in Old English as meaning "pasture by the yew trees", from ig meaning "yew" + denn meaning "pasture".
Idiyatullin Tatar
From the given name Hidayatullah.
Idnurm Estonian
Idnurm is an Estonian surname derived from "ida" meaning "east" and "nurm" meaning "pasture".
Idrees Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Idris 1.
Idreius Celtic
“Like the ocean; Unpredictable.”... [more]
Idrissi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Idriss (chiefly Moroccan).
Ieiri Japanese (Rare)
家 (Ie) means "Building, Residency, Family, Dwelling, Home, Habitation", and 入 (Iri) means "Enter, Input". Together, it is a Japanese word meaning "House Entry". A notable bearer is Kazuma Ieiri, a founder, and director, and more.
Iekami Japanese
Ie means "Home" and Kami could mean "God" or "Upper".
Ienca Italian (Rare)
Allegedly derived from Italian giovenca "heifer". A heifer is a young cow that has not yet had a calf. Mount Jenca and Jenca Valley are located near Gran Sasso d'Italia in the Abruzzo region in Italy.
Ifans Welsh
Derived from Welsh ap Ifan meaning "son of Ifan". A famous bearer is Welsh actor Rhys Ifans (1967-).
Igarashi Japanese
From Japanese 五十 (i) meaning "fifty"; が (ga), a particle used as a subject marker and an archaic possessive marker; and 嵐 (arashi) meaning "storm, tempest".
Igarik Estonian
Estonian Spelled Igarik was originally spelled Iggarik.
Ige Japanese
From Japanese 伊 (i) meaning "this" and 藝 or 芸 (ge) meaning "technique".
Iglov Russian
From igla, meaning "needle".
Ignacio Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from the given name Ignacio.
Ignat Romanian
From the given name Ignat.
Ignatenko Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ihnatenko.
Ignatius English
From the given name Ignatius
Ignatyev Russian
Alternate transcription of Ignatiev.
Ignatz German
From the given name Ignatz.
Ignjatović Serbian
Means “son of Ignjat” in Serbian.
Igorov Russian
Means "son of Igor".
Iguchi Japanese
From Japanese 井 (i) "well, mine shaft, pit" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
Igumnov Russian
From Russian игумен (igumen) meaning "hegumen", referring to the head of an Eastern Orthodox monastery.
Igumnova Russian
Feminine form of Igumnov.
Igwe Igbo
Means "sky".
Ihekweme Igbo
Name used mostly by South Eastern Nigerians
Ihnacienka Belarusian
Belarusian form of Ignatenko.
Ihnatenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Ihnat.
Iiams Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-saxon name meaning "Son of Emma."
Iida Japanese
From Japanese 飯 (ii) meaning "cooked grains, cooked rice" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Iii Japanese
Longer than Ii.
Iin Estonian
Iin is an Estonian surname possibly a corruption of "inn"; from "innas", meaning "amorous".
Iir Estonian
Iir is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "hiir", meaning "mouse".
Iismaa Estonian
Iismaa is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "hiismaa" meaning "grove land".
Iisop Estonian
Iisop is an Estonians surname meaning "hyssop".
Ikari Japanese
Means "anchor" in Japanese. When written in different kanji, it can also mean anger.
Ike Japanese
池 (Ike) means "Pond, Pool" in Japanese.
Ikegami Japanese
From Japanese 池 (ike) meaning "pool, pond" and 上 (kami) meaning "above, top, upper".
Ikehara Japanese
From Japanese 池 (ike) meaning "pool, pond" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Ikemoto Japanese
From Japanese 池 (ike) meaning "pool, pond" and 本 or 元 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Ikeru Japanese
From Japanese 蘓 (ikeru) meaning "revive, resurrect".
Ikesugi Japanese
池 (Ike) means "Pond, Pool" and 杉 (Sugi) means "Cedar Tree".
Ikuta Japanese
Iku means "Genuine, Life, Birth" and Ta means "Feild, Rice Paddy".
Ilardi Italian
Possibly from the given name Ilardo, which was possibly a derivative of the Germanic name Adalhard... [more]
Ilario Italian
From the given name Ilario.
Ilarratza Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gasteiz.
Ildefonso Spanish
From the given name Ildefonso.
Iles English (British), French
English (mainly Somerset and Gloucestershire): topographic name from Anglo-Norman French isle ‘island’ (Latin insula) or a habitational name from a place in England or northern France named with this element.
Ilgenfritz German
Compound patronymic, meaning "Fritz, the son of Ilg".
İlhan Turkish
From the given name İlhan
Ilievski Macedonian
Means "son of Iliya".
Iliopoulos Greek
Means "son of Ilias" in Greek.
Illana Spanish (European)
Denoted someone who came from the province of Illana in Guadalajara, Spain.
Illarionov Russian
Means "son of Illarion".
Illescas Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Illingworth English
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous village in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Illoinen Finnish
Ancient Finnish surname derived from the name of an estate located in Rusko, Finland. Today used as a surname, also part of the city of Turku, Finland. Original meaning: a vigorous well.
Illopmägi Estonian
Illopmägi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "iisop" meaning "hyssop", or "ilus" meaning "beautiful", and "mägi" meaning "mountain/hill".
Ilm Estonian
Ilm is an Estonian surname meaning "weather".
Ilmjärv Estonian
Ilmjärv is an Estonian surname meaning "weather lake".
Ilola Finnish
Derived from Finnish ilo "joy".
Ilomets Estonian
Ilomets is an Estonian surname meaning "merry forest".
Ilosaar Estonian
Ilosaar is an Estonian surname meaning "merry island".
Ilp Estonian
Ilp is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "hilp" meaning "rag" and "piece of cloth".
Ilula Estonian
Ilula is an Estonian surname derived from "ilu" meaning "beauty" and "loveliness".
Ilumäe Estonian
Ilumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "pretty/lovely hill/mountain".
Ilumets Estonian
Ilumets is an Estonian surname meaning "pretty/lovely forest".
Ilus Estonian
Ilus is an Estonian surname meaning "beautiful".
Ilyaev Russian
Means "son of Ilya".
İlyas Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name İlyas.
Ilyas Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Ilyas.
Ilyin Russian
Means "son of Ilya".
Ilyina Russian
Feminine transcription of Ilyin.
Ilyushin Russian
Derived from a diminutive Ilyusha of the Russian given name Ilya.
Imada Japanese
From the Japanese 今 (ima) "now" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."
Imaeda Japanese
From the Japanese 今 (ima) "now" and 枝 (eda) "branch."
Imagawa Japanese
From Japanese 今 (ima) meaning "present" and 川 (gawa) meaning "river".
Imai Japanese
From Japanese 今 (ima) meaning "now, present" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Imaishi Japanese
今 (Ima) means "Now, Present" and 石 (Ishi) means "Stone". This was within the 1009's of most used Japanese surnames in 2012.
Imam Arabic, Bengali, Persian, Urdu
From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used to denote a Muslim leader.
Imamović Bosnian
Means "son of the imam", from Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) referring to a Muslim leader.
Imamura Japanese
From Japanese 今 (ima) meaning "now, present" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
İman Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name İman.
Iman Muslim
(widespread throughout the Islamic world): from a personal name based on Arabic Iman.
Iman Arabic, Urdu, Somali, Bengali, Persian
From the given name Iman.
Imanaliev Kyrgyz
Derived from Arabic إِيمَان (ʾīmān) meaning "faith, creed, religion" (see Iman) combined with the given name Ali 1.
Imani Persian
From the given name Iman.
Imanishi Japanese
From Japanese 今 (ima) meaning "now, present" and 西 (nishi) meaning "west".
İmanov Azerbaijani
Means "son of İman".
Imaoka Japanese
From Japanese 今 (ima) meaning "now, present" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Imari Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 今利, 伊万里 or 伊萬里 with 今 (kon, kin, ima) meaning "now", 利 (ri, ki.ku) meaning "advantage, benefit, profit", 伊 (i, kare) meaning "Italy, that one", 万/萬 (ban, man, yorozu, ma) meaning "ten thousand/10,000" and 里 (ri, sato) meaning "league, parent's home, ri (unit of distance - equal to 3.927 km), village."... [more]
Imaruoka Japanese
I means "That one, Italy", Maru means "Round, Circle", and Oka means "Hill, Ridge".
Imata Japanese
See Konda. Ima = "Now" + Da "Rice Paddy".
Imbert French
From the medieval French personal name Imbert, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "vast-bright".
Imbimbo Neapolitan
From Italian bimbo meaning "a child, a male baby" (which is a variant of bambino "child") combined with in-, a prefix indicating "belonging to the family of".
Imbroll Maltese
A name of Maltese origin meaning "meddler".
Immer German, Anglo-Saxon
German: habitational name for someone from a place named Immer near Oldenburg in Lower Saxony. ... [more]
Immermann German
Habitational name for someone from a place named Immer near Oldenburg in Lower Saxony.
Immers Anglo-Saxon, Medieval English
This unusual surname has two origins. ... [more]
Immobile Italian (Rare)
From Italian immobile "still, stationary, immobile".
Imore Anglo-Saxon, Medieval English
This unusual surname has two origins. ... [more]
Imoto Japanese
Means "well root" in Japanese.
Impey English
From Impey, the name of various places in England, derived from Old English *imphaga, *imphæg "sapling enclosure". Alternatively it could have indicated a person who lived near an enclosure of young trees.
Imran Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Imran.
Imre Hungarian
From the given name Imre.
Imyo Japanese
Imyo is a rare Japanese surname meaning "ANOTHER NAME" or "SYNONYM".
In Khmer
Khmer form of Lin.
Inácio Portuguese
From the given name Inácio.
Inada Japanese
From Japanese 稲 (ina) meaning "rice plant" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Inagaki Japanese
Ina (稲) means rice, Gaki (垣) means fence.
Inamura Japanese
From Japanese 稲 (ina) meaning "rice plant" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Inan English, Irish
Possibly a variant of Dunn.
Inaudi Italian
Francesca Inaudi is an Italian actress.... [more]
Inazuma Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 稲妻 which means "(flash of) lightning" (from 稲 (te, tou, ina-, ine) meaning "rice plant" and 妻 (sai, tsuma) meaning "spouse, wife").... [more]
Inbar Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Inbar, means "amber" in Hebrew.
İnce Turkish
Means "thin, slim" in Turkish.
Inchbald English
From the medieval male personal name Ingebald, brought into England by the Normans but ultimately of Germanic origin and meaning literally "brave Ingel" (Ingel was a different form of Engel - a shortened form of various Germanic compound personal names (e.g. Engelbert and Engelhard) that begin with Engel-; the two main sources of that were Angel "Angle" (the name of the Germanic people) and Ingal, an extended form of Ing (the name of a Germanic god)).
Ind English (?)
Meaning deweller at the end of a villiage (Gypsy)
Indalecio Spanish
From the given name Indalecio.
Inday Cebuano
Inday means ''darling'' in Visayan language after the Spanish colonized the Philippines the name Inday became derogatory often associated with ''slaves'' and in present days ''domestic helpers''
Infante Spanish
From infante literally "child", but in Spain also a title borne by the eldest sons of noblemen before they inherited, and in particular by the son of the king of Castile; thus the surname probably originated either as a nickname for one of a lordly disposition or as an occupational name for a member of the household of an infante.
Infante Italian
Nickname for someone with a childlike disposition, from infante "child" (Latin infans, literally "one who cannot speak").
Inga Italian
Italian name, however probably Germanic origins
Ingalls English, Scandinavian (Anglicized)
Patronymic from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Ingell, Old Norse Ingjaldr.... [more]
Ingebretsen Norwegian
Means "son of Ingebret". The given name Ingebret is a Norwegian alteration of Engelbert (see also Engebret).
Ingebretson Norwegian
Patronymic from the German personal name Engelbrecht.
Ingebritson Norwegian
Patronymic from the German personal name Engelbrecht.
Ingemarsdotter Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Ingemar". This name is only given to females. A notable bearer is Swedish cross-country skier Ida Ingemarsdotter (b... [more]
Ingemarsson Swedish
Means "son of Ingemar".
Ingersoll Medieval English
habitational name from Inkersall in Derbyshire, recorded in the 13th century as Hinkershil(l) and Hinkreshill. The final element is Old English hyll ‘hill’. The first may be the Old Norse personal name Ingvarr or an Old English byname Hynkere meaning ‘limper’... [more]
Ingle English
Derived from the Old Norse given names Ingialdr or INGÓLF.
Ingles Spanish
Spanish (Inglés): ethnic term denoting someone of English origin, from Spanish Inglés ‘English’.
Ingleston English (British)
Ingleston is an exceptionally rare surname and seems to be posessed by a single family who much grew larger in the 19th century. ... [more]
Inglis English (British), Scottish
Originates from the Scots word for English as in a person of English origin. Around 1395 after a dual, the family name became connected to the Scottish clan Douglas as a sept, or a follower, of the clan... [more]
Ingold English
Derived from the given names Ingell (see Ingle), Ingjaldr or Ingwald.
Ingoldsby English
Habitational name from Ingoldsby in Lincolnshire, named from the Old Norse personal name Ingjaldr + bý meaning "farmstead", "settlement".
Ingólfsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ingólfr" in Icelandic.
Ingraham English, Scottish
Variant spelling of Ingram, influenced by Graham.
Ings English
This surname of Norse origin referring to water meadows and marshes, including those that were part of the Humber flood plain.
Iniesta Spanish
Possibly from iniesta meaning "leafhopper".
Íñigo Spanish
From the given name Íñigo.
Inman English (British)
Anglo-Saxon in Origin. Occupational surname given to a person who "tended a lodge or an inn". Surname first found in Lancashire, England.
Inn Estonian
Inn is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "innas", meaning "amorous".
Inocêncio Portuguese
From the given name Inocêncio.
Inoshishi Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 猪 (cho, i, inoshishi) meaning "boar."
Inouye Japanese
Variant transcription of Inoue.
Inquieti Italian (Rare)
would like to know if any one out there has heard of this name and what part of italy it comes from gt grand father corneluse inquiete/i came to england from parma italy in 1872/4 age 37/8 married in 1875... [more]
Insalaco Italian
A surname in Sicily. Believed to come from the word Salaco an occupational name for a tanner in Arabic.
Int Estonian
Int is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from a diminutive of the masculine given names "Hendrik" and "Indrek".
Inthasone Lao
From Lao ອິນທະ (intha) referring to the Hindu god Indra and ສອນ (sone) meaning "teach, grow, mature".
Inthavong Lao
From Lao ອິນທະ (intha) referring to the Hindu god Indra and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family". This is the most common surname in Laos.
Intzuntza Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Lemoa.
Inugami Japanese (Rare), Japanese Mythology
Inu means "Dog" and Gami means "God". There might be more ways than this, but the previously stated are the more standard readings. This is also a Japanese mythological creature, this might actually be the origin of the name itself.
Inui Japanese
Inu means "Dog" and I means "Well, Mineshaft, Pit", etc.
Inukai Japanese
From Japanese 犬 (inu) meaning "dog" and 飼 (kai) meaning "domesticate, raise".
Inukami Japanese (Rare), Japanese
The same as Inugami, it means "Dog God".