Submitted Surnames Starting with I

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Ī Japanese
Combination of Kanji Characters "伊" and "井" meaning "Well".
IADANZA Italian
Of Italian origin, and a (currently) unknown meaning.... [more]
IAGORASHVILI Georgian
Means "son of IAGOR".
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.
IBRAHEEM Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
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
Ichi means "One" (in rarer cases its written with the character meaning "Market"). Hashi means "Bridge". My source is in the notes.
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]
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]
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).
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".
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.
IGARASHI Japanese
From Japanese 五十 (i) meaning "fifty", が (ga), a particle indicating a subject, and 嵐 (arashi) meaning "storm".
IGARIK Estonian
Estonian Spelled Igarik was originally spelled Iggarik.
IGE Japanese
From Japanese 伊 (i) meaning "this" and 藝 or 芸 (ge) meaning "technique".
IGNAT Romanian
From the given name IGNAT.
IGNATENKO Russian
Means "son of IGNAT".
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.
IHEKWEME Igbo
Name used mostly by South Eastern Nigerians
IHNACIENKA Belarusian
Belarusian form of IGNATENKO.
IHNATENKO Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of IGNATENKO.
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.
IKEHARA Japanese
From the Japanese 池 (ike) "pond" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
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]
ILARRATZA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gasteiz.
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".
ILIEVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of ILIYA".
ILIOPOULOS Greek
Means "son of ILIAS" in Greek.
ILLARIONOV Russian
Means "son of ILLARION".
ILLESCAS Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
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, Bengali
From the given name ILYAS.
ILYIN Russian
Means "son of ILYA".
ILYINA Russian
Feminine transcription of ILYIN.
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" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
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.
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" and 西 (nishi) meaning "west".
İMANOV Azerbaijani
Means "son of İMAN".
IMAOKA Japanese
From Japanese 今 (ima) meaning "now, present" and 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".
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]
IMORE Anglo-Saxon, Medieval English
This unusual surname has two origins. ... [more]
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.
IMYO Japanese
Imyo is a rare Japanese surname meaning "ANOTHER NAME" or "SYNONYM".
IN Khmer
Khmer form of LIN.
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".
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)
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".
INGLE English
Derived from the Old Norse given names INGIALDR or INGÓLF.
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.
INIESTA Spanish
Possibly from iniesta meaning "leafhopper".
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".
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".
INTHAVONG Lao
From Pali inda meaning "lord, king" and vaṃsa meaning "lineage, family, race". 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".
INVERARITY Scottish
Means "person from Inverarity", Angus ("mouth of the Arity", perhaps a Celtic river-name meaning literally "slow").
IOANE English (New Zealand), English (Australian), American, Samoan, Polynesian, Romanian
May come from the given name JOHN or variants of this name, such as Ion.
IOANNOU Greek
Means "son of Ioannis".
IOFFE Russian, Jewish
Russian form of JOFFE.
ION Romanian
From the given name ION.
IORDĂNESCU Romanian
Means "son of Iordăn" in Romanian.
IORI Japanese
This surname is used as 庵, 井居, 井折, 井織, 伊折 or 伊織 with 庵 (an, iori, io) meaning "hermitage, retreat", 井 (sei, shou, i) meaning "well, well crib, town, community", 伊 (i, kare) meaning "Italy, that one", 居 (kyo, ko, i.ru, -i, o.ru) meaning "reside, to be, exist, live with", 折 (setsu, o.ru, ori, o.ri, -o.ri, o.reru) meaning "fold, break, fracture, bend, yield, submit" and 織 (o.ri) meaning "fabric, weave."... [more]
IOSIFOV Russian
Variant transcription of YOSIFOV.
IOVEANU Romanian
Meaning unknown.
IPATE Romanian
Origin not certain, possibly derived from "Ipatele", a commune in Romania.
IPATIEV Russian
Means "son of IPATIY".
IQBAL Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name IQBAL.
IRAETA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zestoa.
IRAGORRI Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zaratamo.
IRAKLIDIS Greek (Rare)
Means "son of HERAKLES", it is also a modern form of the first name HERAKLEIDES.
IRAKOZE Central African
Means "Thank God" in Burundian and Rwandan.
IRALA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the district of Errekalde in the municipality of Bilbo.
IRAN Persian
A name for someone from Iran
IRANI Persian
Means "Iranian" in Persian. It is also commonly used within a Zoroastrian community in India with the same name.
IRAQUENA Filipino
Its meaning is 'era of coins' and its patriarch is Anok Iraquena.
IRARRAZABAL Basque
It means "plain of Cornish heaths".
IRD Estonian
Ird is an Estonian surname meaning "detachable" and "removable".
IREDELL English
An English name originating in Anglo-Saxon England. Originally found in an area that was referred to as Airedale, which refers to those who lived in the valley of the river Aire in the counties of Yorkshire and Cumberland.
IRELAND English, Scottish
Ethnic name for someone from Ireland, Old English Iraland. The country gets its name from the genitive case of Old English Iras "Irishmen" and land "land". The stem Ir- is taken from the Celtic name for Ireland, Èriu, earlier Everiu... [more]
IRETON English
Habitational name from either of two places in Derbyshire called Ireton, or one in North Yorkshire called Irton. All of these are named from the genitive case of Old Norse Íri ‘Irishmen’ (see Ireland) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.... [more]
IRIARTE Basque
Topographic name for someone who lived between two or more settlements, from Basque iri meaning ‘"settlement", "village" + arte meaning "between".
IRIBARREN Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous district of the municipality of Otsagabia.
IRISARRI Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the French arrondissement of Baiona.
IRISH English
Derived from Ireland
IRONS English
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Airaines in Somme, so named from Latin harenas (accusative case) ‘sands’. The form of the name has been altered as a result of folk etymology, an association of the name with the metal... [more]
IRONSIDE English
Possibly from Middle English irenside (Old English iren ‘iron’ + side ‘side’), a nickname for an iron-clad warrior.
ISA Arabic, Urdu
From the given name ISA (1).
ISAAC Jewish, English, Welsh, French
Derived from the given name ISAAC.
ISABA Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of IZABA.
ISABETH French
A matronym derived from the given name ÉLISABETH/ELISABETH.
ISAEVA Russian
Feminine form of ISAEV.
ISAGEUM Korean
Royal designation
ISAGO Japanese
From Japanese 沙 (isago) meaning "sand".
ÍSAKSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of ÍSAK" in Icelandic.
ÍSAKSSON Icelandic
Means "son of ÍSAK" in Icelandic.
ISAMU Japanese
Isamu means courageous warrior
ISAYAMA Japanese
A Japanese surname meaning "admonish mountain". A bearer of this surname is Hajime Isayama. He is a Japanese manga artist. (1986-)
ISELLE French
Frenchified forms of Iseli, a Swiss German variant of EISELE.... [more]
ISENBARGER German, Jewish
Respelling of German or Jewish EISENBERGER.
ISHAK Arabic
From the given name ISHAK.
ISHAM English
The name of a village in Northamptonshire, England from the Celtic name of a local river Ise and the Anglo-Saxon term for a small settlement or homestead -ham.
ISHAQ Arabic, Urdu
From the given name ISHAQ.
ISHAQZAI Pashto
Means "son of ISHAQ" in Pashto.
ISHEANESU Shona
Isheanesu means "The Lord is with us".
ISHIBASHI Japanese
From Japanese 石 (ishi) meaning "stone" and 橋 (hashi) meaning "bridge".
ISHIDA Japanese
From Japanese 石 (ishi) meaning "stone" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
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