Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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Miil Estonian
Miil is an Estonian surname meaning "mile".
Mijangos Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Merindad de Cuesta Urria.
Mijović Montenegrin
Patronymic, meaning "son of Mijo".
Mika Polish
A shortened form of the Polish version of Michaelson, which became a family name earlier on.
Mika Hungarian, Polish
Comes from a pet form of a central and eastern European personal name equivalent to Nicholas
Mikail Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name Mikail.
Mikal Ethiopian
The Origin of Mikal comes from the Hebrew meaning... [more]
Mikalauskas Lithuanian
A Lithuanian surname. Lithuanian surnames have a base which would be Mikalausk for this name. If you are a male in the family your name would change to Mikalauskas. If you are female that is married your surname would be Mikalauskiene... [more]
Mikami Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 上 (kami) meaning "above, top, upper".
Mikawa Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Mikawa Japanese
From Japanese 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Mikazuki Japanese (Rare)
Mikazuki is a one kanji surname that means "crescent moon".
Mike Hungarian
Fro, a pet form of the personal name Miklós, Hungarian form of Nicholas, or possibly from a short form of Mihály, Hungarian form of Michael.
Mikel English, Nigerian
From the given name Mikel.
Mikell Scottish
A variant of Mccall. Some suggest it is a variant of Mikel.
Mikha'il Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Mikha'il.
Mikhailenko Russian
Russian transcription of Ukrainian Михайленко (see Mykhaylenko).
Mikhaylenko Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Михайленко (see Mikhailenko).
Mikhelashvili Georgian, Jewish
Means "son of Mikheil" in Georgian.
Mikhin Russian
Means "son of Mikha".
Miki Japanese
Miki means "three" and ki means "tree". ... [more]
Miki Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
Mikin Russian
Means "son of Mika".
Mikk Estonian
Mikk is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name); a shortened form of the masculine given name Mihkel (a variant of Michael).
Mikkel Estonian
Mikkel is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name); an Estonian variant of "Michael".
Mikkelborg Norwegian
Norwegian variant of the originally German surname Mecklenburg, which came to Norway during the hanseatic era.
Mikkelsaar Estonian
Mikkelsaar is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Mikkel (Mihkel)" and "saar", meaning island; "Mikkel's island".
Mikker Estonian
Mikker is an Estonian family name possibly related to Mihkel
Miklós Hungarian
From the given name Miklós.
Mikó Hungarian
From a pet form of the personal names Miklós (Hungarian form of Nicholas) or Mihály (Hungarian form of Michael).
Mikołajczyk Polish
Derived from the given name Mikołaj.
Mikos Polish, Hungarian, Greek
From a derivative of a personal name equivalent to Nicholas: Polish Mikolaj, Slovenian Miklavž, or Hungarian Miklós.... [more]
Mikryukov Russian
From a diminutive of the given name Nikolay.
Mikulencak Czech
There are many versions Mikulenka, Mikulas, Mikul,
Mikulić Croatian
Means ''son of Mikula''.
Mikulin Russian
Means "son of Mikula".
Mikumo Japanese
Mi can mean "beautiful" or "three" and kumo means "cloud".
Milán Spanish
Spanish form of Milan.
Milan Italian, French
Habitational name from the Italian city of Milan (see Milano).
Milan Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
From the given name Milan, a derivative of names such as Bohumil and Miloslav, containing the Slavic elements mil or milu meaning ‘grace, favor, dear’.
Milanay Filipino (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
The Milanay is original surname from Bicol region in the Philippines, the most population name in Naga City.
Milanés Spanish
habitational name for someone from Milan in Italy (see Milano) from milanés an adjectival form of the place name. Variant of Milan.
Milanese Italian
One who came from Milan.
Milanesi Italian
It comes from the Italian city of Milan, in Lombardia (northern Italy), where it is most used
Milanović Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Milan".
Milashin Russian
Derived from a diminutive Milasha of various Russian given names.
Milazzo Italian, Sicilian
habitational name from Milazzo in Messina province.
Milbourne English
Variant form of Milburn.
Mildmay English
From a medieval nickname for an inoffensive person (literally "mild maiden").
Milenin Russian
Matronymic surname derived from the Russian name Milena.
Milenkov Bulgarian
Means "son of Milenko".
Milenković Serbian
Means "son of Milenko".
Milesi Italian
Marco Milesi is an Italian racing cyclist.... [more]
Miletić Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Mile''.
Miley Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of Ó Maol Aodha, though Ó Máille and Ó Maolmhuaidh can also be possibilities... [more]
Milhous English
Variant spelling of English Millhouse.
Milhouse English
Variant spelling of Millhouse.
Miliband Jewish
This is the surname of British Labour Party politicians Ed and David Miliband, who are ethnically Jewish.
Milič Slovene
Variant of Milić.
Miliddi Italian
Possibly a Sardinian nickname for Camillo.
Milina Croatian, Serbian
passed down from generations
Milingiana Italian
Probably from milinciana "eggplant, aubergine", likely given to foundlings.
Militão Portuguese (Brazilian)
Locational surname denoting someone who lives near a military base.
Miljanović Serbian
Means "son of Miljan".
Milk English
Probably from Middle English milk ‘milk’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of milk.In some instances, probably a translation of German Milch, a variant of Slavic Milich or of Dutch Mielke (a pet form of Miele), or a shortening of Slavic Milkovich.
Milković Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic derived from the given name Milko, itself a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu meaning "gracious, dear".
Milkovič Slovak
Slovak form of Milković.
Mill Scottish, English
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived near a mill, Middle English mille, milne (Old English myl(e)n, from Latin molina, a derivative of molere ‘to grind’)... [more]
Millar English
Variant of Miller.
Millare Spanish (Philippines)
Possibly a variant of Millares.
Millares Galician
Habitational name from any of various places named Millares in Galicia, from the plural of Galician millar meaning "millet field".
Millay English
This surname is thought to be a respelling of Millais, which may come from the French surname Millet, a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of millet or panic grass (derived from a diminutive form of Old French mil which is then derived from Latin milium meaning "millet").... [more]
Millet French, Catalan
metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of millet or panic grass or a topographic name for someone who lived by a field of millet from French and Catalan millet (from Latin milietum a derivative of milium in Old French mil "millet").
Milley English
Habitational name from a lost or unidentified place possibly in Lincolnshire.
Millington English
Parishes in Cheshire, and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Millsap English (American), English
Judging by the name and how it sounds, I guess it's occupational. This is the name of a town in Texas, named after Fuller Millsap.
Millwood English, Anglo-Saxon
The name was originally given to a miller or the keeper of a mill. The surname Millwood is derived from the Old English word mylenweard.
Milman English
From the old English word mylen meaning "mill" and mann meaning "man", which in this sense means a worker
Milner English, Scottish
Northern English (mainly Yorkshire) and Scottish: variant of Miller, retaining the -n- of the Middle English word, which was a result of Scandinavian linguistic influence, as in Old Norse mylnari.
Milo English
Derived from the given name Milo.
Miłosz Polish
From the given name Miłosz.
Milutinović Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Milutin".
Mimana Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 任那 (Mimana) meaning "Mimana", an ancient hypothesized region in parts of present-day South Korea, mentioned in the Nihon Shoki.
Mimieux French
Unknown.
Mimoun Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Mimoun.
Mims English (British)
Habitational name from Mimms (North and South Mimms) in Hertfordshire, most probably derived from an ancient British tribal name, Mimmas.
Mimura Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Min Korean
Meaning: Sensitive, fast, quick, clever, smart. famous bearer of this name is kpop idol/rapper Min Yoongi also known as Suga from BTS.
Minaev Russian
Means "son of Mina".
Minagofña Chamorro
Chamorro for "all their happiness"
Minagro Sicilian
Minagro: A Sicilian surname, with Latin & Greek etymological origins. Min: from Latin minusculus/little or small — Agro: from both Latin agro/field & Greek αγρό agro/field
Minakami Japanese
From the 水 (mina) meaning "water" and 上 (kami) meaning "above, top, upper". 水上 is often pronounced suijou, and it means "seaplane" in Japanese.
Minakawa Japanese
From Japanese 皆 (mina) meaning "all, every" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Minami Japanese
From the Japanese "皆" (Mina) meaning "all" and "実" (mi) meaning "fruit", as well as other kanji and kanji combinations that are pronounced in the same way.
Minamino Japanese
From Japanese 南 (minami) meaning "south" and 野 (no) meaning "field".
Minamisawa Japanese
Minami means "south" and sawa means "swamp, marsh".
Minamoto Japanese
From 源 (minamoto) meaning "fountainhead, river source; source, origin," derived from a combination of 水 (mi), the combining form of mizu meaning "water," and 元/本 (moto) meaning "source, origin" with the addition of the Old Japanese possessive particle na.... [more]
Minaru Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 御 (mi-), an archaic honorific added to emphasize godlike respect or beauty, and 鳴 (nari), from 鳴り (nari) meaning "ring", referring to a place with a lot of sound (in a positive way).
Minasian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Minasyan.
Minassian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Minasyan.
Minasyan Armenian
Means "son of Minas".
Minato Japanese
From Japanese 湊 or 港 (minato) meaning "port, harbour".
Minatosaki Japanese
Variant reading of Minatozaki.
Minatozaki Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 湊 (minato) meaning "assemble" combined with 崎 (saki) meaning "peninsula, cape".
Minatozaki Japanese (Rare)
Means "port cape" in Japanese.
Minaya Spanish
Minaya comes from Arabic, meaning 'open and visible path'. There is also some speculation that the name has Basque origins, meaning 'ore', or 'ore vein' as well as 'asphodel pastures'.
Minayev Russian
Alternate transcription of Minaev.
Minchev Bulgarian
Means "son of Mincho".
Mincinoiu Romanian
From Romanian mincino "liar".
Minda Romanian
From the Meglenite language.
Mindalano Filipino, Maranao
From the name of Mindalano' sa Tonong, a character in the Darangen epic.
Minde German
Habitational name denoting someone from the city of Minden.
Minden German, English
Habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Westphalia (German) or Shropshire (English).
Mine Japanese
This surname is used as 岑, 峯, 峰, 嶺, 三根, 美根, 美祢, 美禰 or 見根 with 岑 (gin, shin, mine), an outdated character meaning "mountaintop, peak," 峯/峰 (hou, ne, mine) meaning "peak, summit," 嶺 (ryou, rei, mine) meaning with the same meaning as 峯/峰, 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three," 美 (bi, mi, utsuku.shii) meaning "beauty/iful," 見 (ken, mi.eru, mi.seru, mi.ru) meaning "chances, hopes, idea, look at, opinion, see, visible," 根 (kon, ne, -ne) meaning "head (pimple), radical, root" and 祢/禰 (dei, nai, ne) meaning "ancestral shrine."... [more]
Minea Romanian
Meaning unknown.
Minegishi Japanese
From Japanese 嶺 (mine) meaning "peak, summit" and 岸 (kishi) meaning "beach, seashore, bank".
Minegishi Japanese
From Japanese 嶺 or 峰 (mine) meaning "peak, summit, ridge" and 岸 (kishi) meaning "beach, seashore, bank".
Minella Italian
Southern Italian, from a pet form of the female personal name Mina 1, a short form of Guglielmina, Giacomina, etc.
Minelli Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Minello, a pet form of the personal name Mino, which is a short form of a personal name formed with the hypocoristic suffix -mino, such as Adimino, Giacomino, Guglielmino, etc.
Mineo Japanese
Mine means "peak" and i means "tail".
Miner English
English occupational name for someone who built mines, either for the excavation of coal and other minerals, or as a technique in the medieval art of siege warfare. The word represents an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French mine ‘mine’ (a word of Celtic origin, cognate with Gaelic mein ‘ore’, ‘mine’).
Minerva Italian
From the female given name Minerva.
Minervini Italian
Either a variant of or son of Minervino.
Minervino Italian
a habitational name from either of two places, Minervino di Lecce or Minervino Murge, in the provinces of Lecce and Bari, which take their names from ancient temples dedicated to the Roman goddess Minerva.
Mínervudóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Minerva" in Icelandic. A famous bearer is Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir.
Mínervuson Icelandic
Means "son of Minerva" in Icelandic
Mineta Japanese
From Japanese 峯 (mine) meaning "peak, summit" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Mineyama Japanese
Mine means "peak" and yama means "mountain, hill".
Minghella English (British)
It derives from the Roman (Latin) "Dominicus", meaning "belonging to the lord god", from "dominus", lord or master. The name was given considerable impetus by the fame of the Spanish saint "Dominicus", who founded the Dominican order of monks, although it was already well established.
Ming-rujiralai Thai
From Thai มิ่ง (ming) meaning "something that is auspicious", รุจิรา (ruchira) of unknown meaning, and ลัย (lai) of unknown meaning.
Minh Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 明 (minh) meaning "bright".
Minhas Indian
Unknown meaning. Minhas is a clan in India and Pakistan, and offshoot of the Rajput clan.
Minion French
French form of Miner, an occupational name for a someone working in a mine.
Minnieweather African American
Anglicised version of Mannweiler, a municipality in Germany.
Minnow English
Possibly derived from the English word "minnow", a small fish.
Minor English, German, French
English: variant spelling of Miner.... [more]
Minoshima Japanese
Mi means "beauty", no is a possessive particle, and shima means "island".
Minsch Romansh
Derived from the given name Dumeni.
Minsky Belarusian, Russian
Refers to the city named "Minsk" in Belarus.
Mio Japanese
"Three tails."
Mioda Japanese
mioda means "water route field". the kanji used for this name are 澪(mio,rei) meaning " water route" and 田(ta) meaning "field". a bearer of this name is Ibuki Mioda from Danganronpa 2.
Miodownik Polish, Jewish
The literal translation is "honey cake", from the Polish word/root surname miod, meaning "honey." An occupational surname to those in the honey business, mainly beekeepers and bakers.... [more]
Miola Italian
italian
Miotke Polish (Germanized)
Germanized form of Polish Miotka, a nickname derived from miotac 'to throw or toss'.
Miqueletos Spanish
From the Spanish given name Miguel.
Mirabella Italian, Sicilian
Italian (Campania and Sicily): habitational name from Mirabella Eclano in Avellino or Mirabella Imbaccari in Catania, or from various places with the name Mirabello, all named from medieval Latin mira, "viewpoint", and bella, "beautiful"... [more]
Miraglia Italian
From the Old Sicilian military title miraglia di mari meaning "admiral".
Miraj Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name Miraj.
Mirajkar Marathi
Means "one from Miraj" in Marathi. Miraj is a city located in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Mirəliyev m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Mirəli".
Miramon French
MIRAMON is a French name with Spanish origins. ... [more]
Miramond Medieval Occitan, Occitan, French
From Old Occitan mirar "look" and mond "world".
Miramontes Spanish
Looker of mountains.
Mires Greek
good, honest
Mirghani Northern African, Arabic
Sudanese name of unknown Arabic meaning.
Mirkin Jewish
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Mirke, a pet form of the Biblical Hebrew name Miryam.
Mirković Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Mirko".
Mironov Russian
Means "son of Miron 1".
Mironova Russian
Feminine form of Mironov.
Mirza Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Mirza.
Mirzadeh Persian
Means "prince" in Persian, derived from Arabic أمير (amir) meaning "prince, commander" combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Mirzaee Persian
Variant transcription of Mirzaei.
Mirzaei Persian
From the given name Mirza.