Submitted Surnames Starting with N

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NA Korean
There is only one Chinese character for the Na surname. Some sources indicate that there are 46 different Na clans, but only two of them can be documented, and it is believed that these two sprang from a common founding ancestor... [more]
NÄÄR Estonian
Näär is an Estonian surname meaning "burnet-saxifrage (a plant: Pimpinella saxifraga)" and "jay".
NAARITS Estonian
Naarits is an Estonian surname meaning "mink".
NABASKOZE Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
NABITA Jamaican Patois (Rare)
The name of a jamaican girl who is unaware of the real historical background of the name "Nabita". But was given the name any way,it is said by many that it has an African pronounciation and persons would think that its origin is from Africa.
NƏBIYEV Azerbaijani
Means "son of NƏBI".
NABIYEV Azerbaijani, Uzbek
Means "son of NABI".
NABIZADA Persian, Afghani
Dari (Afghan Persian) variant of Nabizadeh.
NABROTZKY German
Supposedly means "lived near water". Originated from Prussia.
NACHTIGALL German, Jewish
Nickname from Middle High German nachtegal "nightingale" from Old High German galan "to sing". Cognate to NIGHTINGALE.
NACHTRIEB German
It possibly comes from the German name of a nachtrab, which is a "night bird like the owl". Another possible meaning is "night tribe".
NACIRI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Nacir (see NASIR), predominantly used in Morocco.
NACROUR Arabic
The name of a family of Lebanese goldsmiths descended from the Ottoman Prince Hanna, the name itself refers to the actual sound the hammer makes as it hits the gold. This is the French spelling but the original Arabic spelling is äÞÑæÑ ; other spellings in the Latin alphabet include Nakrour and Nacrur.
NADAL Catalan, Occitan
From the personal name Nadal, from nadal "Christmas" (from Latin natalis "birthday"). Compare NOEL.
NADEAU French
Variant of Nadal, which can be a name or the meaning "Christmas".... [more]
NADEL German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a maker of needles, or in some cases for a tailor, from Middle High German nadel(e), German Nadel "needle".
NADER Arabic
From the given name NADIR.
NADEZHKIN Russian
Derived from Russian надежда (nadezhda) meaning "hope".
NADEZHKINA Russian
Feminine counterpart of NADEZHKIN.
NADIR Arabic, Urdu
From the given name NADIR.
NADOLNY Polish, Jewish, Sorbian
Topographic name from Polish nadól, Sorbian nadol "downwards", denoting someone who lived lower down in a village on a slope, or on relatively low-lying ground.
NADORI Moroccan
Habitational name from the Rifian city or province of Nador. A famous bearer is singer Rachid Nadori.
NAEGELE German
Variant of NAGEL.
NAEGI Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 苗木 with 苗 (byou, myou, nae, nawa-) meaning "sapling, seedling, shoot" and 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."... [more]
NAEL Estonian
Nael is an Estonian surname meaning "nail".
NAGAI Japanese
From Japanese 永 (nagai) meaning "eternity" or 長 (nagai) meaning "chief, head, leader" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
NAGAMATSU Japanese
This surname is used as 永松, 長松 or 永末 with 永 (ei, naga.i) meaning "eternity, lengthy, long," 長 (chou, osa, naga.i) meaning "leader, long," 松 (shou, matsu) meaning "pine tree" and 末 (batsu, matsu, sue) meaning "close, end, posterity, powder, tip."
NAGANO Japanese
Japanese: ‘long field’; from a very common place name. The name, which is listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku, is written in two ways, in roughly equal numbers, one being found mostly in eastern Japan and the other in western Japan; both are also found in Okinawa Island... [more]
NAGAO Japanese
Naga means "Chief, Head, Leader" and O means "Tail".
NAGAOKA Japanese
From the Japanese 長 (naga) "long," "chief" and 岡 (oka) "hill."
NAGARAJAN Indian
From "Naga" meaning cobra and "Raja" meaning king.
NAGASHIMA Japanese
This is a Japanese surname, Famous bearers of this surname are Shinji Nagashima (Born as Shin'ichi Nagashima, Is Japanese a manga artist).
NAGASU Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" and 洲 (su) meaning "continent".
NAGATA Japanese
From Japanese 永 (naga) meaning "eternity" or 長 (naga) meaning "long, lengthy" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
NAGATO Japanese (Rare)
There might be different readings, but one is Naga ("Cheif") + To ("Gate"). This is the case for Yuki Nagato, from "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya".
NAGAYAMA Japanese
From Japanese 永 (nagai) meaning "eternity, long, lengthy" or 長 (nagai) meaning "chief, head, leader" combined with 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
NAGUIB Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name NAJIB. Mohamed Naguib (1901-1984) was the first president of Egypt.
NAHASAPEEMAPETILON Popular Culture
Borne by Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, a fictional character from the television series 'The Simpsons' (1989-). According to the show's sources, the character is meant to be of Bengali Indian origin.
NAHKUR Estonian
Nahkur is an Estonian surname meaning "tanner".
NAHUM Hebrew
From the given name NAHUM.
NAI Indian, Muslim
Means "barber".
NAIDOO South African, Indian (Expatriate)
Variant of Naidu used by South Africans of Indian descent.
NAIFEH Arabic
From a personal name based on Arabic nāfi meaning‘beneficial’, ‘profitable’.This surname is commonly found in America than Arabic speaking countries.
NAIK Indian
Hindu surname meaning ‘chief’, ‘leader’, from Sanskrit nayaka.
NAIMAN Ukrainian, Jewish
Before Genghis Khan conquered the world, he conquered his neighbors, and his last great victory, in 1204, was over a tribe of Turkic Christians called the Naiman. (Some Naimans today are Christian but most are Jewish.)... [more]
NAIR Indian, Malayalam
From Nair, the name of a group of Hindu castes concentrated in the Indian state of Kerala. The origin of the word itself is somewhat disputed. Some believe it is derived from nayaka, an honorific meaning "leader of the people", while another theory suggests that is is derived from the Sanskrit नाग (nāgá) "snake, serpent" (a reference to the practice of snake worship)... [more]
NAIRN Scottish
Means "person from Nairn", Highland region ("(place at the mouth of the river) Nairn", a Celtic river-name perhaps meaning "penetrating one").
NAISMITH English
Means either "nail-maker" (from Old English nægelsmith) or "knife-maker" (from Old English cnīfsmith).
NAITO Japanese
内 (Nai) means "Inside" and 藤 (To) means "Wisteria". This surname means "Inside Wisteria". This might have variations in different regions.
NAJADA Arabic
Najd, location in KSA
NAJARIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of NAJARYAN.
NAJARYAN Armenian
Means "son of the carpenter" from dialectal Armenian նաջար (naǰar) meaning "carpenter" (of Arabic origin).
NÁJERA Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
NAKA Japanese
It means "middle". A notable bearer is Yuji Naka, a video game designer and programmer.
NAKADA Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
NAKAFUJI Japanese
Naka means "Middle" and Fuji means "Wisteria".
NAKAGAME Japanese
仲 (Naka) means "Relation" and Game is a variation of 亀 (Kame), which means "Turtle, Tortoise".
NAKAGAWA Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
NAKAI Punjabi
This surname originates from the Punjab. It is a sub-cast of Sandhu Jats and are descendants of Nakai Misl, a principality of the Sikh Empire from 1748 to 1810.
NAKAI Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
NAKAI Navajo
Nakai means 'The one who wanders.' In Hebrew its meaning is "pure, clean " but i personally like the first one more.
NAKAMATSU Japanese
This surname combines 中 (chuu, ata.ru, uchi, naka) meaning "centre, in(side), mean (not as in the way a person acts), middle" or 仲 (chuu, naka) meaning "go-between, relationship" with 松 (shou, matsu) meaning "pine tree." One bearer of this surname is inventor Yoshirō Nakamatsu (中松 義郎), also known as Dr... [more]
NAKAMINE Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 嶺 (mine) meaning "peak, summit".
NAKAMOTO Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
NAKANISHI Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" or 仲 (naka) meaning "relationship, terms" and 西 (nishi) meaning "west".
NAKAO Japanese
Naka means "Middle" and O means "Tail."
NAKAOKA Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
NAKARADA Norwegian
From the Norwegian composer Alexander Nakarada, who is the founder of SerpentSound Studios. His main focus is to make it easier for all creative people around the globe to get good music for their work.
NAKATA Japanese
Means "middle of the rice paddy" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 中 (middle) and 田 (rice paddy).
NAKAUCHI Japanese
From the Japanese 中 (naka) "middle," "in" or 仲 (naka) "relationship," "relation" and 内 (uchi or nai) "inside."
NAKAURA Japanese
Naka means "Middle" and Ura means "Gulf, Bay, Inlet, Beach, Seacoast, Creek."
NAKAYAMA Japanese
From the Japanese 中 (naka) "middle," "in" or 仲 (naka) "relationship," "relation" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
NALBANDIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of NALBANDYAN.
NALBANDYAN Armenian
Means "son of the farrier" from dialectal Armenian նալբանդ (nalband) meaning "farrier" (of Persian origin).
NALCI Turkish
Occupational surname denoting a horse-shoe maker, from the Turkish word nal meaning "horse-shoe" and the particle -cı a suffix appended to words to create a noun denoting a profession or occupation.
NAM Korean
Means "south" in Korean. From the Korean word 南 (south). Akin to the Chinese surname Nan (南) and the Japanese surname Minami (南)
NAMGUNG Korean
From Sino-Korean 南 (nam) meaning "south" combined with 宮 (gung) "palace, house". This is the most common Korean compound surname.
NAMKOONG Korean
Variant transcription of NAMGUNG.
NAMUR Arabic, Maltese
Derived from Arabic نمر, نامور (namur) meaning "tiger". It is typical of Malta.
NANAMI Japanese
From Japanese 七海 (nanami) meaning "seven seas".
NANASHIMA Japanese (Rare)
Japanese surname meaning "seven island".
NANATSUKI Japanese
七 (Nana) means "Seven" and 月 (Tsuki) means "Moon, Month".
NANCARROW Cornish
Means "person from Nancarrow", Cornwall (either "valley frequented by deer" or "rough valley"). It was borne by US composer Conlon Nancarrow (1912-1997).
NANCE Cornish
Medieval Cornish surname. Derived from the Celtic word 'nans', meaning valley. Often linked with the Breton surname 'de Nant', which also means valley.
NANDA Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi
From the given name NANDA.
NANJIANI Pakistani
This surname is used by Kumail Nanjiani who is a stand-up comedian.
NANKERVIS Cornish, English (Australian)
From the name of a place in St Enoder parish in Cornwall, derived from Cornish nans "valley" and an uncertain second element, possibly *cerwys, an unattested plural of carow "stag".... [more]
NANSEN Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Patronymic name derived from an unknown given name.
NANTZ German
From a pet form of a Germanic compound name formed with Nant- (for example, Nantwig, Nantger); its meaning is reflected in Middle High German nenden 'to dare'.
NAOUMOVA Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine counterpart of NAOUMOV.
NAPELLO Italian
a nickname taken from the plantname Aconitum napellus, possibly for someone with a 'venerous' character (because the plant is venerous)
NAPIER Scottish, English
Scottish occupational name for a producer or seller of table linen or for a naperer, the servant in charge of the linen in use in a great house from the Middle English, Old French nap(p)ier, an agent derivative of Old French nappe ‘table cloth’ (Latin mappa)... [more]
NAPIERALA Polish
Nickname for an insistent person, from a derivative of napierac ‘advance’, ‘press’, ‘urge’.
NAPIERKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Napierki in Olsztyn voivodeship.
NAPOLITANO Italian
Originally indicated a person from Napoli (Naples) in Italy.
NAPORA Polish
Nickname for an interfering person, Polish napora, derivative of napierać meaning ‘to insist on somebody doing something’.
NAPSO Circassian (Russified)
Means "whole-eyed", derived from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning "eye" and псэу (psăw) "health, alive" or "whole, all, complete".
NAPTSOK Circassian
Circassian name derived from Adyghe напцэ (nāpcă) meaning “eyelash, eyebrow”.
NAPUTI Chamorro
Chamorro name for "giving" (na') "pain" (puti).
NARA Japanese
This surname is used as 楢, 奈良 or 那良 with 楢 (shuu, yuu, nara) meaning "oak", 奈 (dai, na, nai, ikan, karanashi) meaning "Nara, what?", 那 (na, da, nani, nanzo, ikan) meaning "what?" and 良 (ryou, i.i, -i.i, yo.i, -yo.i, ra) meaning "good, pleasing, skilled."... [more]
NARAMOR English, Welsh
Naramor, also Narramore or Naramore, is a corruption of Northmore, and has Welsh/English background. "More North"
NARANJO Spanish
Topographic name for someone who lived by an orange grove, from Spanish naranjo ‘orange tree’ (from naranja ‘orange’, Arabic nāránjya), or a habitational name from a place named Naranjo in A Coruña and Códoba provinces... [more]
NARAYAN Indian, Nepali, Fijian, Hindi
From the given name NARAYAN.
NARAYANAN Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name NARAYANAN. A famous bearer was Kocheril Raman Narayanan (1921–2005), the 10th President of India.
NARCH English
Variant of Narchi.
NAREWSKI Polish
Possibly derived from the name of the river Narew. Surname associated with the Wieniawa coat of arms which dates back as early as the XIV century.
NARIÑO Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Niveiro, Val do Dubra.
NARISAWA Japanese
From the Japanese 成 (nari) "turn into," "become" and 澤 or 沢 (sawa or zawa) "swamp."
NARITA Japanese
From 成 (nari) meaning "become", and 田 (ta) meaning "rice paddy".
NARR German
Nickname for a foolish or silly person, from Middle High German narr ‘fool’, ‘jester’.
NARRAMORE English
Earliest progenitor is Reginald Bynorthemore, living 1318 inbetween Bovey Tracy and Moretonhampstead, in Dartmoor, Devonshire, England. By the 16th century, the surname was being used interchangeably as Narramore/Northmore within the same generation, as in the case of Walter Narramore/Northmore... [more]
NARU Japanese
The meaning of the name Naru is ''become''
NARVA Estonian
Narva is an Estonian surname taken from the city of the same name in Ida-Viru County.
NARY Ancient Irish
An anglicized form of the Gaelic surname O Naraigh. This surname is derived from the personal name Narach which means modest.
NASCIMENTO Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "birth, nativity" in Portuguese, from Late Latin nascimentum, a derivative of Latin nasci "to be born". This was originally a religious byname. It was also an epithet of the Virgin Mary (Maria do Nascimento), and was used as a given name for children born on Christmas.
NASERS German
Habitational, derived from any of several places called Nesse in Oldenburg and Friesland.
NASH Circassian
Shapsug name derived from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning "eye" combined with щэ (š̍ă) meaning "milk" or "crooked, wry, bent".
NASHKHO Circassian
Literally means “blue-eyed” from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning “eye” combined with шхъуантӏэ (šχ°ānṭă) meaning “blue”.
NASIM Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name NASIM.
NASKA Albanian (Rare)
Present in Albania before 1900'.
NÄSLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish näs "isthmus, narrow neck of land" and lund "grove".
NASMITH Scottish, English
This surname is derived from an occupation, "nail-smith", but may also mean "knife-smith".
NASRI Arabic, Persian
Derived from Arabic نَصْر (naṣr) meaning “triumph, victory”.
NASSER Arabic
From the given name NASIR.
NASSER German
Someone from any of the places called Nassen, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, and Bavaria.
NASSIRI Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name NASIR.
NASSRY Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of NASRI.
NAST German
Topographic name for someone who lived in a thickly wooded area, or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter, from Middle High German nast meaning "branch", a regional variant of ast, resulting from the misdivision of forms such as ein ast meaning "a branch".
NASUTION Indonesian, Batak
From Mandailing Nan Sakti On or Na Sakti On meaning "the magic one", from sakti meaning "mystical, magical" (ultimately from Sanskrit शक्ति (śákti)). It was used as a nickname for Si Baroar Nan Sakti, a legendary Mandailing ruler... [more]
NATA Russian
From the given name NATA.
NATAL Portuguese, Spanish
From the personal name Natal (from Latin Natalis), bestowed on someone born at Christmas or with reference to the Marian epithet María del Natal.
NATAN Hebrew
From the given name NATAN.
NATE English
From the given name NATE.
NATES English, Jewish
It's probably from the given name NATE, the origin is said to be Jewish*, but the ancestors immigrated to English speaking countries.
NATH Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi
From Sanskrit नाथ (nātha) meaning "lord, owner, protector".
NATHAN English
From the given name NATHAN.
NATION English
Most probably a variant of Nathan, altered by folk etymology under the influence of the English vocabulary word nation
NATIVIDAD Spanish
From the personal name Natividad "nativity, Christmas", from Latin nativitas "birth", genitive nativitatis, usually bestowed with reference to the Marian epithet María de la Natividad... [more]
NATKHO Circassian
Shapsug name possibly derived from Adyghe нат (nāt) meaning "Nart" (referring to a Caucasian saga) combined with хъо (χo) meaning "pig".
NATOK Circassian
Derived from Adyghe натӏэ (nāṭă) meaning "forehead" combined with къу (q°) meaning "man, male".
NATSUKAWA Japanese
This name means Summer River. From natsu "summer" and kawa "river".
NATSUMI Japanese (Rare)
This is occasionally,but rarely used as a last name. NATSU means "Summer",and Mi in this surname means "Look". So the literal meaning of this could be "Look at Summer",or "The Look of Summer"... [more]
NATTI Italian
from the Latin name Nattius
NATT OCH DAG Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Means "night and day" in Swedish. This is the name of one of the oldest noble families in Sweden. The earliest known ancestor is Nils Sigridsson who lived in the 13th century. The name Natt and Dag was not mentioned until the 16th century, though, and the family members themselves didn't start using it until the 18th century... [more]
NAU German
A variant of Neu; meaning "ship" or "boat."
NAUGHTEN Irish
Reduced form of MCNAUGHTON.
NAUGHTON Irish
Reduced form of MCNAUGHTON.
NAUGHTON English
Habitational name from a place in Suffolk, named in Old English with nafola meaning "navel" + tūn meaning "enclosure", "settlement", i.e. "settlement in the navel or depression".
NAULT French
From a short form of various medieval personal names derived from Germanic personal names formed with wald 'rule' as the final element, in particular Arnold.
NAUMOVA Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of NAUMOV.
NAVARRE French
The name means "By the sea". Originally a country of its own, located between Spain and France, Navarre became a part of France in 1284 when the Queen of Navarre married King Philip IV of France. After much war, becoming independent once again, and falling into Spanish rule, the Kingdom of Navarre is now split between Spain and France.
NAVAS Spanish
Pural form of Spanish and Asturian-Leonese Nava (see also Naves).... [more]
NAVITSKI Belarusian
Belarusian cognate of NOWICKI.
NAWAZ Pakistani
From a given name derived from Persian nawaz meaning "one who caresses, cherishes, or soothes".
NAYAK Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit नायक (nāyaka) meaning "hero" or perhaps "leader, chief".
NAZARBAYEV Kazakh
Means "son of Nazarbay". Nursultan Nazarbayev (1940-) served as the president of Kazakhstan from 1990 to 2019.
NAZARBAYEVA Kazakh
Feminine form of NAZARBAYEV.
NAZARENKO Ukrainian
Means "son of NAZAR".
NAZARETH Hebrew
From the Hebrew for "To guard."
NAZAROV Russian
Means "son of NAZAR".
NAZAROVA Russian
Means "daughter of NAZAR".
NAZERI Persian
From Persian ناظر (nâzer) meaning "watcher, observer".
NAZIMOVA Russian, Literature
Notable users of the name includes the Russian silent screen star Alla Nazimova (1879-1945) and the heroine of the Russian novel 'Children of the Streets', Nadezhda Nazimova.
N’DRI Western African (Rare)
The meaning behind N’Dri is “ Nearby the river “
NEAD English
1. English: possibly a metonymic nickname for a needy person, from Middle English ne(e)d ‘need’. ... [more]
NEAGU Romanian
From the given name NEAGU.
NEALE English, Scottish, Irish
English, Scottish, and Irish variant of NEAL.
NEARS English
French in origin, it is derived from the word "Noir," which is the equivalent of the English word "Black." It could have referred to a person with dark features, hair, or perhaps even one who was thought to engage in nafarious, or "dark," deeds.
NEBOT Catalan
It literally means "nephew".
NECTARIA Romanian
Feminine version of Nectarie, Greek saint-St.Nectarie from Egina. In Romanian this means "the juice of flowers". Nectaire is probably of the same derivation as the English word "nectar". This is the etymology of "nectar" (from http://www.etymonline.com/) from negtar > nogalon... [more]
NEDD English, Welsh
Son of "Edward" in Old English.... [more]
NEDELCU Romanian (Modern)
Entered Romania around the 16th century via Bulgaria as a popular female given name - Neda/Nedelea etc., attested under the form of Nedelco/Nedelcu in the historical region of Basarabia around 1560, became a surname in the following century... [more]
NEELEY Irish
Reduced form of MCNEELY.
NEEMELO Estonian
Neemelo is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Neeme".
NEESON Irish, Dutch, German
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois ‘son of Naois’, usually Anglicized as MCNEESE. Can also be an altered form of Dutch or German NIESEN... [more]
NEEVE English, Scottish
An English surname, of Norman origin, meaning the nephew. One who was in care of their uncle. A surname first recorded in Perthshire.
NEFF German, German (Swiss)
From Middle High German neve 'nephew', hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage.
NEGGO Estonian
Neggo is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "nõgu", meaning "dell".
NEGLEY German (Swiss)
Altered spelling of Swiss German Nägele, Naegeli, or Nägeli, variants of NAGEL.
NEGRE Catalan
Nickname or ethnic name from negre "black" (Latin niger), denoting someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.
NEGRO Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish
Nickname or ethnic name from negro "black" (Latin niger), denoting someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.
NEGRO Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish
From a medieval continuation of the Latin personal name Niger.
NEGRO Italian, Spanish, Galician, Portuguese, Jewish
Nickname or ethnic name from negro "black" (continuation of Latin niger), denoting someone with dark hair, dark eyes, a dark complexion, someone who wore dark clothes, someone who worked a job in the night, or was otherwise associated with the night.
NEGRON Spanish, Italian
This surname is a most likely variant of the word and name Negro.
NEGRU Romanian
Nickname or ethnic name from negru "black" (Latin niger), denoting someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.
NEHER German
An occupational name for a tailor from a deritive of Middle Low German, 'nehen' which means 'to sew' or 'to embroider'
NEHO Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "raised foundation".
NEI Estonian
Nei is an Estonian surname possiby derived from "neid", meaning "girl" or "maiden".
NEIGHBOR English
From the Middle English word neighbor, derived from neghebour, which in turn comes from the Old English words neah, meaning "near", and gebur, meaning "a dweller". This may have been used as a nickname for someone who was a 'good neighbor', more likely it evolved from the term of address for someone living nearby.
NEILSON English
Means "son of NEIL". Often an English respelling of the surnames NIELSEN or NILSEN.
NEIN German
Unexplained. Perhaps from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with an element cognate with Old High German niuwi meaning "new".
NEJI Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 子師, combining 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, ne) meaning "child, sign of the rat (1st sign of Chinese zodiac)" with 師 (shi, su, nara.u, moromoro) meaning "army, exemplar, expert, master, model, teacher, war."
NEKS Estonian
Neks is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "nekrut" meaning "recruit" and "conscript".
NELKE Estonian
Nelke is an Estonian surname meaning "pink", "dianthus" and "carnation".
NELSEN Danish
Means 'Son of Nels'.
NELSSON Swedish
Means "son of NELS".
NELVIN English (American)
Female named after her uncle who surname was Melvin. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1931.
NEMIROV Russian, Hebrew, Ukrainian
Name derived from the city of Nemirov in Ukraine, The city was named after its founder, Prince Nemir.
NEMIROVSKY Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate of Nemirov
NEMIROW English
Is the English for the Russian/Ukrainian Surname Nemirov
NEMO English
A different form of Nimmo (a Scottish name of unknown origin).
NENGE Tiv
Means, "see".
NENGOMASHA Shona
Meaning unknown.
NENNINGER German
Habitational name for someone from Nenningen in Württemberg.
NEPAL Nepali, Indian, Hindi, Bhutanese, Filipino, Malay, Indonesian, Acehnese, Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Galician, Portuguese, French
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Nepal or who had connections with Nepal. The name of the country is ultimately derived from Sanskrit नेपाल (Nepal), of unknown meaning.
NEPHUS Greek
A Gods son who will become God
NERENBERG Jewish
Variant of the Ashkenazic Jewish surname Nierenberg, which is derived from Nirnberg, the Yiddish form of Nuremberg (German Nürnberg), hence becoming an Ashkenazic Jewish habitational surname for someone living in that city.
NERGER German (Silesian)
My family name, Nerger, is listed in the "Deutsches Namenlexicon" by Hans Bahlow. The meaning, given in the lexicon, is "ernahrer" or provider.
NERZ German
From the German word Nerz meaning "Mink".
NESBITT Scottish, Irish, English
Derives from the hamlets of East Nisbet and West Nisbet, Berwickshire. Some bearers of Nisbet/Nesbitt (and variant) names may originate from the village of Nisbet in Roxburghshire.
NESHER Hebrew (Modern)
Means "eagle" in Hebrew.
NESKY Polish
Many Polish immigrants' names were shortened to Nesky, such as Nosrazesky, Wolinsky-a wide variety of names that had the letter N somewhere within and ended in sky or ski became "Nesky." There are also non-Polish Neskys in the U.S.
NESSIM Spanish, Jewish, Hebrew
Hebrew for 'miracles'. Name was originally Bar-Nisim; 'Children of the Miricle'
NESTOR English
Transferred use of given name NESTOR
NESTOR Irish
Derived from the surname Mac Girr an Adhastair (sometimes shortened to Mac an Aghastair), meaning "Short man of the halter." The Mac Girr an Adhastair were associated with the local lords, the Ó Lochlainn family.
NET Romanian
Romanian variant of the Latin name Netus, meaning superior, greater.
NETANYAHU Hebrew
From the given name NETANYAHU.
NETJES Dutch
Netjes is from the Dutch word for "tidy, neat" or "decent, proper."
NETTERVILLE Irish
Of Anglo-Norman origin, probably a habitational name from an unidentified place in France.
NETTESHEIM German
"nice home"
NEU German (Modern)
The name Neu is a common German last name.
NEUBER German
Contracted form of NEUBAUER.
NEUBERGER German
German surname meaning 'new mountaineer'
NEUBURG German
From the name of various places in Germany and Austria.
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