Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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Milič Slovene
Variant of Milić.
Milina Croatian, Serbian
passed down from generations
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.
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]
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]
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".
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.
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
Minamino Japanese
From Japanese 南 (minami) meaning "south" and 野 (no) meaning "field".
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]
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".
Minatozaki Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 湊 (minato) meaning "assemble" combined with 崎 (saki) meaning "peninsula, cape".
Minayev Russian
Alternate transcription of Minaev.
Minchev Bulgarian
Means "son of Mincho".
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.
Minella Italian
Southern Italian, from a pet form of the female personal name Mina, 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.
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’).
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".
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]
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".
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.
Miranda Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish
Habitational name from any of numerous places in Spain and Portugal called Miranda. The derivation of the place name is uncertain; it may be of pre-Roman origin, or from Latin miranda "view, outlook".
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".
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.
Mirzamagomedov Lezgin (Russified)
Derived from the Persian title میرزا (mirzâ) meaning "prince" (see Mirza) combined with the given name Magomed.
Mirzoda Tajik
Tajik form of Mirzadeh.
Mirzoev Tajik, Azerbaijani
Means "son of Mirza".
Misaka Japanese (Modern)
This name is from Japanese anime A Certain Scientific Railgun's protagonist.
Misaki Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Misakian Armenian
An Armenian surname meaning "descendant of Misak." Misak is the Armenian form of the Ancient Hebrew name Meshach.
Misely Malagasy
From the given name Misely.
Mishima Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
Mishkin Russian
Derived from the given name Mishka, a diminutive of Mikhail.
Mishkina Russian
Feminine counterpart of Mishkin.
Mishler German
Americanized spelling of Swiss German Mischler .
Mišić Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Mišo". Also, mišić (мишић) can be translated as "muscle".
Misiewicz Polish
Patronymic from Mis.
Misirlou Greek
Misirlou (Μισιρλού), due to the suffix "ou", is the feminine form (in Greek) of Misirlis (Μισιρλής- a surname) which comes from the Turkish word Mısırlı, which is formed by combining Mısır ("Egypt" in Turkish, borrowed from Arabic مِصر‎ Miṣr) with the Turkish -lı suffix, literally meaning "Egyptian".
Miskinis Lithuanian
Topographic name from miškinis ‘forest’, ‘forest spirit’. This name is also established in Poland.
Misleh Arabic
Variation of Musleh. Means "peacemaker" or "social reformer" in Arabic.
Miso Japanese (Rare)
Miso is made up of two symbols literally referred to "Miso Soup". According to a Japanese site, less than 140 people in Japan possess this last name.
Missingham English
The name means "lost home", and it's from the Old English words "missan" and "ham".
Mistry English
Influenced by the English word mystery meaning unknown.
Misuari Filipino, Tausug
Meaning uncertain. A famous bearer is Nurallaji Pinang Misuari (1939-), better known as Nur Misuari, a Moro Filipino revolutionary.
Mita Polish
From a pet form of the personal name Dymitr
Mita Japanese
Meaning ‘three rice paddies’, the name is more common in eastern Japan. It is also pronounced Santa or Sanda in western Japan.
Mitag Croatian
From german Mittag, redacted during WWII.
Mitani Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
Mitin Russian
Means "son of Mitya".
Mitrea Romanian
Romanian name, derived from the word mitra, meaning the hat of a high priest(mitropolit).
Mitrevski Macedonian
Means "son of Mitre".
Mitrov Russian
Means "son of Mitro".
Mitry Medieval French
Descendants of the noble owner of the region located outside of Paris France (Mitry)
Mitskevich Belarusian, Russian
Derived either from a diminutive form Micek of the Polish given name Mikołaj or from a diminutive form Mitska of Belarusian given names Dzmitry and Zmitser or less likely from other names that begin with mi... [more]
Mitsue Japanese
This surname is used as 光永, 光江, 三枝, 満江, 三ツ江 or 三津江 with 光 (kou, hikari, hika.ru, mitsu) meaning "light, ray", 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three", 満 (ban, man, mi.tasu, mi.chiru, mi.tsu) meaning "enough, full, fullness, satisfy", 永 (ei, naga.i, e) meaning "eternity, long, lengthy", 江 (kou, e) meaning "bay, creek, inlet", 枝 (shi, eda, e) meaning "bough, branch, twig, limb" and 津 (shin, tsu) meaning "ferry, harbour, haven, port."... [more]
Mitsugi Japanese
This surname is used as 貢, 三木, 三ツ木, 三津木, 三樹, 三次, 参木, 満木, 見次, 身次 or 巳継 with 貢 (ku, kou, mitsu.gu) meaning "finance, support, tribute", 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three", 津 (shin, tsu) meaning "ferry, harbour, haven, port", 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood", 樹 (juu, ki) meaning "timber trees, wood", 参 (san, shin, mai-, mai.ru, majiwaru, mitsu) meaning "be defeated, be madly in love, coming, die, going, nonplussed, three, visit, visiting", 満 (ban, man, mi.tasu, mi.chiru, mi.tsu) meaning "enough, full, fullness, satisfy", 見 (ken, mi.eru, mi.seru, mi.ru) meaning "chances, hopes, idea, look at, opinion, see, visible", 身 (shin, mi) meaning "one's station in life, person, somebody", 次 (shi, ji, tsugi, tsu.gu) meaning "next, order, sequence", 巳 (shi, mi) meaning "sign of the snake/serpent (6th sign of Chinese zodiac)" and 継 (kei, tsu.gi, mama-) meaning "graft (tree), inherit, patch, succeed."... [more]
Mitsugu Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 貢, 三次, 三続 or 巳継 with 貢 (ku, kou, mitsu.gu) meaning "finance, support, tribute", 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three", 次 (shi, ji, tsugi, tsu.gu) meaning "next, order, sequence", 続 (kyou, kou, shoku, zou, tsugu.nai, tsudzu.ku, tsudzu.keru) meaning "continue, sequel, series", 巳 (shi, mi) meaning "sign of the snake/serpent (6th sign of Chinese zodiac)" and 継 (kei, tsu.gi, mama-) meaning "graft (tree), inherit, patch, succeed."... [more]
Mitsui Japanese
From the Japanese 三 (mi or san) and 井 (i) "well." The grammatical and phonetic add-on ツ (tsu) is not always included in this name's spelling.
Mitt Estonian
Mitt is an Estonian surname, a possible borrowing from Old German "mitte" ("middle" or "center"). Possibly, from the Estonian negative "mitte" meaning "no" or "not".
Mittel German
Literally "middle", probably a topographic name from a farm occupying a middle position in a settlement. Compare Mitter.
Mittelmann German
From a byname from Middle High German mittelman "mediator, arbitrator".
Mitten English
English surname, meaning "from Mitten" various towns with the name or similar spelling. The towns were presumably named after the glove.
Mitter German
Topographic name for someone who lived on or owned a property that was in the middle between two or more others, especially if the others were both held by men with the same personal name (for example, Mitter Hans), from the strong form of Middle High German mitte "mid, middle".
Mittermeier German (Austrian)
Literal meaning "middle farmer" its thought to have been given to farmers living between two there farms in the mountains.
Miwa Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 輪 (wa) meaning "wheel, ring, circle".
Mixon English
Means "Mick's son".... [more]
Miya Japanese
The name could mean ‘three arrows’, ‘three valleys’ or ‘shrine’, the latter being the most common. Some occurrences in America are the result of shortening longer names.
Miyabe Japanese
From the Japanese 宮 (miya) "{Shinto} shrine" and 部 (be) "region," "division," "part."
Miyagi Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 城 (gi) meaning "castle".
Miyaguchi Japanese
From the Japanese 宮 (miya) "{Shinto} shrine" and 口 (guchi or kuchi) "mouth," "opening."
Miyahara Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Miyaichi Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "a shrine; a palace" and 一 (ichi) meaning "one".... [more]
Miyako Japanese (Rare)
Miyako means "Capital", but as a last name, it usually has the same characters as Kyoto.
Miyama Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 間 (ma) meaning "among, between". It can also be formed from 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful" or 深 (mi) meaning "deep, profound" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Miyamizu Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" combined with 水 (mizu) meaning "water". A fictional bearer of this surname is Mitsuha Miyamizu (宮水 三葉) from the 2016 anime movie Your Name/Kimi no Na wa.
Miyano Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Miyaoka Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".
Miyara Japanese
From the Japanese 宮 (miya) "{Shinto} shrine" and 良 (ra) "good."
Miyares Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Piloña.
Miyasaki Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 宮崎 (see Miyazaki).
Miyatō Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 藤 (tō) meaning "wisteria".
Miyauchi Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 内 (uchi) meaning "inside".
Miyawaki Japanese
A famous bearier of this surname, Sakura Miyawaki from IZONE.
Miyazato Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 里 (sato) meaning "village".
Miyazawa Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Miyoshi Japanese
From Japanese 三 (Mi) meaning "Three" and 芳 (Yoshi) meaning "perfume; balmy; favorable; fragrant".
Mizoguchi Japanese
From Japanese 溝 (mizo) meaning "ditch, drain, gutter" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
Mizrachi Hebrew
Variant transcription of Mizrahi.
Mizrahi Hebrew
From Hebrew מִזְרָחִי (mizrakhí) meaning "East, eastern".
Mizufuka Japanese
I believe it is written like this: 水付加. In that case, it probably means "Increasing with water".
Mizuguchi Japanese
"Water mouth/opening".
Mizuhara Japanese (Rare)
Mizu ("Water") + Hara ("Plain"). Possibly pronounced "bara" or "wara" in different regions
Mizukawa Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Mizumoto Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Mizunokoji Popular Culture
I'm not sure if thIs an actual Japanese last name, all I know is that this written in an irregular way for the fictional characters Asuka and Tabimaro from Urusei Yatsura . Mizu means "Water", No is a possessive particle, Ko means "Small", and Ji means "Road"... [more]
Mizusaki Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Mizusawa Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" and 沢 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Mizuta Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Mizutama Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning "water" combined with 玉 (tama) meaning "jewel, ball". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
Mješicy Sorbian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Upper Sorbian municipality of Bukecy.
Mkerref Berber (Modern, Rare)
Mkerref originated from the 1950s in Tangier, Morocco. The surname is rare and its holders have riffian (amazigh) roots, known as the Temsamanis originally. ... [more]
Mkhitaryan Armenian
Means "son of Mkhitar".
Mkrtchian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Mkrtchyan.
Mkrtchyan Armenian
Means "son of Mkrtich".
Mladenov Bulgarian
Means "son of Mladen".
Mladenovska Macedonian
Feminine counterpart of Mladenovski.
Mladić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from mlad/a (млад/а), meaning "young".
Mlinarić Croatian
Means "son of a miller".
Młodychowiak Polish
Habitational name for somebody who comes from the district of Młodych in Poland.
Mo Chinese
According to a study of Mu Ying's Name record, the surname came to be when descendants of the antediluvian ruler Zhuanxu abbreviated the name of his city, Moyangcheng (莫陽城; in modern-day Pingxiang County, Hebei) and took it as their surname... [more]
Moan Irish
Reduced form of Mohan.
Moana Maori
From the given name Moana.
Moat Scottish
Habitational name from either of two places in Dumfriesshire called Moat, named from Middle English mote ‘moat’, ‘ditch’, originally referring to the whole system of fortifications. In some cases it may have been a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a moated dwelling.
Moats English
Variant of Moat.
Moberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and berg "mountain". A notable bearer was Swedish author and playwright Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973).
Moberley English
English habitational name from Mobberley in Cheshire, named in Old English as ‘clearing with a fortified site where assemblies are held’, from (ge)mot ‘meeting’, ‘assembly’ + burh ‘enclosure’, ‘fortification’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.
Möbius German
Patronymic surname derived from the given name Bartholomäus, the German form of Bartholomew.
Mobley English
English reduced form of Moberley.
Möbus German
Variant of Möbius.
Mochan Scottish, English, Irish
From the given name Mochan.
Mockford English
Mockford comes from "Mocca's ford", with Mocca being an Old English name of uncertain origin. An alternative theory is that it comes from "Motholfr's ford" from the Old Norse meaning "renown-wolf". Either way, Mockford was once a place in Sussex, near Rottingdean, and it is from there that most branches of the name originate.
Moclin Spanish
A town positioned outside of Granada and Toledo Spain, its current occupants number in the thousands. But, 700’s this town was positioned in a mist of sprawling Moorish control. And, for the next 800 years, it was the epic center of Europe’s culture and medicine... [more]
Modaffari Italian
Nickname from Arabic muzaffar "victorious".
Modderman Dutch
"Mud Man" was given to the people who built the dikes.
Modén Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius "descendant of". It could also be a variant of Modig.
Modena Italian, Judeo-Italian
Italian and Jewish (from Italy) habitational name from the city of Modena in Emilia-Romagna.
Modi Indian
Modi was borne by Gujarati and Parsi people. There is a clan called Modi among the Oswal Banias.
Modig Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "brave".... [more]
Modigliani Italian
Used by Sepharditic Jews, this surname comes from the Italian town of Modigliana, in Romagna. Famous bearers of this surname include painter Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) and Nobel Prize in Economics recipient Franco Modigliani (1918–2003).
Modin Swedish
Variant of Modén.
Modrić Croatian
Famous bearer of this surname is Croatian footballer Luka Modrić.
Modzelewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Modzel or Modzele, both derived from Polish modzel meaning "callus".
Moffatt Scottish
Means "person from Moffatt", Dumfries and Galloway ("long plain").