Submitted Surnames Starting with M

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Murakawa Japanese
Mura ("Village") + Kawa ("River"). This means "Village River", it is basically Kawamura backwards.
Murakita Japanese
村 (Mura) means "Village, Hamlet", and 北 (Kita) means "North". This is Kitamura backwards, and is also less popular than it's counterpart.
Muramatsu Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "town, village" and 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree".
Muranaka Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "village" combined with 中 (naka) meaning "inside, middle".
Muraoka Japanese
村 (Mura) means "Village, Hamlet" and 岡 (Oka) means "Hill, Ridge".
Murase Japanese
"Mura" (村) meaning village, and "se" (瀬) meaning rapids or fast moving water
Murashima Japanese
This is Shimamura backwards, it means "Island Hamlet/ Village".
Murata Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "town, village" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Muratagi Japanese
From Japanese "村" (mura) meaning village, "田" (ta) rice field and "義" (gi) meaning righteousness
Muravez Hungarian
Most likely a corruption of the surname Moravec.
Muravyov Russian
Means 'son of Ant'.
Murav'yov Amursky Russian (Rare)
Combination of surname Murav'yov and Amursky. The famous bearer of this surname is Nikolay Myravy'ov Amursky, who played a major role in the expansion of the Russian Empire into the Amur River basin and to the shores of the Sea of Japan.
Murawski Polish
Name for someone from placed called Murawa or Murawy, both derived from Polish murawa meaning "lawn, green, sward".
Murayama Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "town, village" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Murchison English (American)
May be an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Mac Mhurchaidh" meaning "Son of Sea Warrior"
Murcia Spanish
Habitational name from the city Murcia.
Murd Estonian
Murd is an Estonian surname meaning "break" and "fracture".
Murdmaa Estonian
Murdmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "off-road" (literally, "fraction(al) land").
Murdvee Estonian
Murdvee is an Estonian surname meaning "break water".
Murel Estonian
Murel is an Estonian surname meaning "heart cherry".
Mureșan Romanian
Originally denoted a person from Mureș County in Romania.
Murganović Vlach
Means "son of Murgan".
Murillo Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations called Murillo, so named from a diminutive of Spanish muro meaning "wall".
Mürk Estonian
Mürk is an Estonian surname meaning "poison" and "venom".
Murkerson English (American)
May be related to the surname Murchison
Murkowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Murkowo.
Murland Irish
Murland is an Irish surname, which according to MacLysaght's The Surnames of Ireland is MacMurghalain in Gaelic, ultimately deriving from words meaning "sea" and "valor".
Mūrnieks Latvian
Means "mason".
Murodov Tajik, Uzbek
Means "son of Murad".
Muroya Japanese
From Japanese 室 (muro) meaning "room" and 屋 (ya) meaning "shop".
Murphey Irish
Variant of Murphy
Murre Estonian
Murre is an Estonian surname meaning "dialect".
Murrey English, Scottish, Irish
English, Scottish, and Irish variant of Murray.
Murrow Irish, Scottish
Variant of Morrow. A famous bearer of the surname was Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965), US radio and television journalist.
Murtagh Irish
Anglicized form of Muirchertach or Muiredach.
Murtazaliev Avar, Chechen
From a combination of the given names Murtaza and Ali 1.
Murtha Irish
Variant of Murtagh.
Murthy Indian
This surname means manifestation, image.
Murtov Georgian
Means "son of Murtaz".
Muru Estonian
Muru is an Estonian surname meaning "lawn".
Murumaa Estonian
Murumaa is an Estonian surname meaning "lawn/sod land".
Murutalu Estonian
Mututalu is an Estonian surname meaning "lawn farm/farmstead".
Murvai Romanian
Probably they originate from Murva (Transilvania-Siklód
Musaeva Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Chechen, Avar, Dargin, Lezgin, Kumyk
Feminine transcription of Musaev.
Musalam Arabic
Alternate transcription of Musallam.
Musallam Arabic
From the given name Musallam.
Musayev Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Chechen, Avar, Dargin, Lezgin, Kumyk
Variant transcription of Musaev.
Musayeva Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Chechen, Avar, Dargin, Lezgin, Kumyk
Feminine transcription of Musayev.
Müsch German
Either a habitational name from a place named Müsch in Germany, or a topographic name meaning "bog", perhaps given to someone living near a bog.
Musch Dutch, German
From a nickname meaning "house sparrow".
Muscott English
A surname for someone from Muscott.
Mushakoji Japanese
Variant transcription of Mushakouji.
Mushakouji Japanese
From Japanese 武 (mu) meaning "military", 者 (sha) meaning "person", 小 (kou) meaning "small" and 路 (ji) meaning "street".
Mushanokoji Japanese
Variant transcription of Mushanokouji.
Mushanokouji Japanese
From Japanese 武 (mu) meaning "military", 者 (sha) meaning "person", an unwritten possessive marker の (no), 小 (kou) meaning "small" and 路 (ji) meaning "street".
Musharraf Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic مُشْرِف (mušrif) meaning "supervisor, overseer" or "honourable, dominant".
Mushinski Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Moshny, in Ukraine.
Mushket Russian, Ukrainian
Means "musket, matchlock" from Russian "mušket" - maybe a nickname of some bandit.
Mushohwe Shona
Meaning unknown.
Musić Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian
Patronymic from the personal name Musa, a pet form of the Biblical name Mojsije.
Musick Polish
This Polish and Czech surname was a name of two-fold origin. It was a name given to a peasant or vassal and was also a nickname from the Polish word 'musiec' meaning 'must'. It appears that the name derived from someone who had to take orders, perhaps from an overseer or lord of the manor.
Musin Tatar, Bashkir, Russian, Kazakh
From the given name Musa.
Musk English
Perhaps a variant of Dutch Musch.
Muskow French (Archaic)
French Variant of Moscow.
Muslim Arabic, Indonesian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim)
From the Arabic مُسْلِم (muslim), the active participle of أَسْلَمَ (ʾaslama) "to surrender, expose" (from the same root of the word Islam). The term denotes a follower of Islam.
Muslimov Russian, Muslim
Means "son of Muslim".
Mussey English
Nickname from Middle English mūs ‘mouse’ + ēage ‘eye’.
Musso Italian
Nickname for someone with some peculiarity of the mouth.
Must Estonian
Estonian surname meaning "black".
Mustafa Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Mustafa.
Mustafayev Azerbaijani
Means “son of Mustafa”.
Mustafi Albanian, German (Rare)
Means "the chosen one"
Mustafić Bosnian
Means "son of Mustafa".
Mustafin Tatar, Bashkir, Uzbek, Kazakh
From the given name Mustafa.
Mustaine English
meaning unknown. though we all no singer/guitarist for the metal band megadeth. Dave Mustaine!
Mustanen Finnish
It derives from the Finnish word for the colour "black", musta.
Mustin English
Origin uncertain, possibly a variant of Muston or Musto.
Mustkivi Estonian
Mustkivi is an Estonian surname meaning "black stone".
Mustmaa Estonian
Mustmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "black land".
Muston English
Habitational name from places so named, from Old English mus "mouse", or must, "muddy stream or place" combined with tun "enclosure, settlement". Another explanation could be that the first element is derived from an old Scandinavian personal name, Músi (of unknown meaning), combined with tun.
Muszynski Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Muszyna in Nowy Sacz voivodeship and elsewhere, named with mucha "fly" (see Mucha).
Muthusamy Tamil
Pearl god; Lord Murugan
Mutia Eastern African, Maasai
A Kenyan Maasai surname known mostly in the West as the name of a certain fictitious escarpment, which appears infrequently in old Tarzan Films.
Mutlu Turkish
Means "happy, glad" in Turkish.
Mutsu Japanese (Rare)
It is the same as Mutsumi, it means "Order".
Mutsumi Japanese (Rare)
Mutsumi means "Order", but you can also simply say "Mutsu". Goro Mutsumi is referred to both ways. He was an actor who was credited for more than 25 films and als did voice acting and stage acting.
Mutter German
(also Mütter): occupational name for an official employed to measure grain, from Middle High German mutte, mütte 'bushel', 'grain measure' (Latin modius) + the agent suffix -er.
Muuk Estonian
Muuk is an Estonian surname meaning "skeleton key".
Muul Estonian
Muul is an Estonian surname meaning both "mule" and "seawall".
Müür Estonian
Müür is an Estonian surname meaning "wall".
Müürikivi Estonian
Müürikivi is an Estonian surname meaning "wall stone".
Müürisepp Estonian
Müürisepp is an Estonian surname meaning "brick mason" (literally: "wall smith").
Muvaza Dungan
From the first part of the given name Muhammad and Chinese 娃子 (wázi), a dialectal term meaning "(small) child".
Muxika Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Muxtarov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Muxtar".
Muzhikov Russian
From Russian мужик (muzhik) referring to a peasant from the Tsarist era.
Muzio Italian (Rare)
Northern Italian from a medieval personal name derived from the Latin personal name Mucius or Mutius.
Muzorewa Shona
Meaning unknown.
Muzyka Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian
Derived either from Belarusian музыка (muzyka) or Ukrainian музика (muzyka), both possibly derived from German Musiker meaning "musician".
Mwaruwari Shona
Meaning unknown.
Mweushi African
salute to a king or chief spokesman.literally means "your excellency" or "your majesty". and is usually followed by another name and not used alone.
Myasnikovich Belarusian
Possibly means "son of Myasnik".
Myatt English
From the medieval personal name Myat, literally "little Mihel", an Anglo-Norman variant of Michael.
Myhre Norwegian
Derived from Norwegian myr "bog, swamp".
Mykkänen Finnish (Rare)
Finnish rare variant of Mäkinen.
Myklebust Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse Myklibólstaðr meaning "large farm". From mikill "large" and bólstaðr "farm".
Mykytyn Ukrainian
Means "son of Mykyta".
Myllymäki Finnish
Combination of Finnish mylly "mill" and mäki "hill, slope".
Mynsky Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Minsky.
Myoi Japanese
A famous bearier of this surname is Myoi Mina from the Kpop girl group TWICE.
Myre Norwegian
Variant of Myhre.
Myrick English
Either means "dark", "work" or "ruler".
Myrsky Finnish
Means "storm, tempest, gale".
Myrsten Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish myr "bog, moor, wetland" and sten "stone, rock".
Myrvall Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish myr "bog, moor, wetland" and vall "pasture, field of grass".
Myshenov Russian
The first part of the name, mysh actually means mouse!
Myshkin Russian
Myshkin is the possessive case of the diminutive of the word 'mouse'.
Myszka Polish
Means 'mouse' in Polish.
Myung Korean
Korean form of Ming, from Sino-Korean 明 (myeong).