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]
Na Hui
From the Arabic name Nasr.
Na Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 納 (see Osame).
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.
Nabatame Japanese
From 生 meaning "to live, raw", 天 meaning "heaven, sky", and 目 meaning "eyes".
Nabeel Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Nabil.
Nabi Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Nabi.
Nabil Arabic
From the given name Nabil.
Nəbiyev Azerbaijani
Means "son of Nəbi".
Nabiyev Azerbaijani, Uzbek
Means "son of Nabi".
Nəbiyeva f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Nəbiyev.
Nabrotzky German
Supposedly means "lived near water". Originated from Prussia.
Nabrotzky German (East Prussian)
The story I was told was:... [more]
Nəcəfova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Nəcəfov.
Nacht German, Jewish
From middle German naht meaning "night".
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".
Nachum Jewish
Derived from the given name Nachum.
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.
Naczk Polish
Pomeranian form of Naczek, a diminutive of a given name beginning with Naczę such as Naczęsław or Naczęmir.
Naczyk Polish
From Naczyk, a diminutive of a given name beginning with Naczę such as Naczęsław or Naczęmir.
Nađ Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian variant of Nagy.
Nada Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 納田 (see Nōda).
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]
Nadeem Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Nadim.
Nadein Russian
Means "son of Nadei".
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.
Naderi Persian
From the given name Nader.
Nadezhkin Russian
Derived from Russian надежда (nadezhda) meaning "hope".
Nadezhkina Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Надежкин (see Nadezhkin).
Nadig German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from from Old High German (gi-)nadig "kind", this was a nickname for a kind and benevolent person.
Nadim Arabic, Bengali
Derived from the given name Nadim.
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.
Nadyozhkin Russian
Derived from Russian надёжа (nadyozha) meaning "hope".
Nadyozhkina Russian
Feminine transcription of Russian Надёжкин (see Nadyozhkin).
Naeem Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
From the given name Na'im.
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".
Naeshiro Japanese
The meaning of Naeshiro/苗代 equals to "Seedling Substitute"
Naga Japanese, Okinawan
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 奈賀 or 名嘉 (see Naka).
Nagae Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" and 江 (e) meaning "bay, inlet".
Nagae Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "perpetual, eternal" and 江 (e) meaning "bay, inlet".
Nagahama Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" and 浜 or 濱 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore".
Nagai Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" or 永 (naga) meaning "eternity" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Nagakawa Japanese
Naga means "long, chief" and kawa means "river, stream".
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."
Nagami Japanese
Naga means "chief, long" and mi means "view, perspective".
Nagamori Japanese
Naga means "long, chief" and mori means "forest".
Naganawa Japanese
From 長 (naga) meaning "long, chief", 名 (na) meaning "name, reputation" and 和 (wa) meaning "peace, harmony".
Nagano Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" or 永 (naga) meaning "eternity" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Naganuma Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" and 沼 (numa) meaning "swamp, marsh".
Nagao Japanese
Naga means "Chief, Head, Leader" and O means "Tail".
Nagao Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" and 尾 (o) meaning "tail, foot, end".
Nagaoka Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Nagarajan Indian
From "Naga" meaning cobra and "Raja" meaning king.
Nagasaka Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" and 坂 or 阪 (saka) meaning "slope".
Nagase Japanese
Naga means "chief, long" and se means "current, ripple".
Nagase Japanese
From Japanese 永 (naga) meaning "perpetual, eternal" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current".
Nagase Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current".
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).
Nagashima Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" and 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
Nagasu Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" and 洲 (su) meaning "continent".
Nagata Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" or 永 (naga) meaning "eternity" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Nagatani Japanese
Naga means "chief, long" and tani means "valley".
Nagato Japanese (Rare)
There might be different readings, but one is Naga meaning "chief" and to meaning "gate".... [more]
Nagatomi Japanese
From Japanese 永 (naga) meaning "eternity" or 長 (naga) meaning "superior", combined with 富 (tomi) meaning "wealth" or 冨 (tomi) with the same meaning.
Nagatomo Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long, eternity" and 友 (tomo) meaning "friend".
Nagavekar Indian
Of Indian origin, specifically from the Konkan region of Maharashtra. The name is derived from the words "nagav" which means cobra and "kar" meaning owner, thus Nagavekar means "owner of cobras" in English... [more]
Nagawa Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 奈河 (see Naka).
Nagaya Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" and 屋 (ya) meaning "roof, dwelling".
Nagayama Japanese
From Japanese 永 (nagai) meaning "eternity, long, lengthy" or 長 (nagai) meaning "chief, head, leader" combined with 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Nagelschmidt German
Means "nail smith" in German
Nagib Arabic
Derived from the given name Najib.
Nağıyeva f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Nağıyev.
Nagler German
Form Middle High German nagel "nail".
Nagórny Russian, Polish, Ukrainian
Place name for someone from multiple cites of Russia named Nagornoye and Nagorny, itself derived from the The prefix Nagorno- that derives from the Russian attributive adjective nagorny (нагорный), which means "highland".
Nagoy Russian
Derived from Russian нагой (nagoy) meaning "nude, naked, bare".
Naguib Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Najib. Mohamed Naguib (1901-1984) was the first president of Egypt.
Nagy Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Naaji chiefly used in Egypt.
Nahar Arabic
Means “river” or “canal”. It is likely that individuals with this last name come from a family with a history or connection to water or irrigation systems.
Nahar Bengali, Indian, Punjabi
Derived from Arabic نهار (nahar) meaning "day".
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.
Nahksep Estonian
A surname drived from an occupational name meaning, "leatherworker".
Nahkur Estonian
Nahkur is an Estonian surname meaning "tanner".
Nahum Jewish
From the given name Nahum.
Nai Indian, Muslim
Means "barber".
Nai Japanese
From Japanese 名 (na) meaning "name, famous; reputation" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Naidangiin Mongolian
Patronymic form of Naidan using the suffix -гийн (-giin).
Naidoo South African, Indian (Expatriate)
Variant of Naidu used by South Africans of Indian descent.
Naidu Indian
The surname Naidu occurs in communities of Andhra Pradesh. It is composed of a stem word ‘naya’, which means leader or chief. The suffix ‘du’ is a third person masculine suffix in Telegu.
Naidu Indian, Telugu
Means "chief" in Telugu, ultimately from Sanskrit नाय (naya) meaning "guide, leader" combined with the Telugu masculine suffix డు (du).
Naifeh Arabic
From a personal name based on Arabic nāfi meaning‘beneficial’, ‘profitable’.This surname is commonly found in America than Arabic speaking countries.
Naiki Japanese
From 内 (nai) meaning "inside" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
Naim Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Na'im.
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]
Naimi Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Na'im.
Nainggolan Batak
From the name of a village located on the island of Samosir in Lake Toba (itself on the island of Sumatra).
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).
Naitana Italian
Probably from the name of a disappeared village, itself derived from Latin navita "sailor, navigator".
Naito Japanese
内 (Nai) means "inside" and 藤 (to) means "wisteria".
Naito Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese 内藤 (see Naitō).
Naitō Japanese
From Japanese 内 (nai) meaning "inside" and 藤 (tō) meaning "wisteria".
Naitoh Japanese
Variant transcription of Naito.
Naitou Japanese
Variant transcription of Naito.
Najada Arabic
Najd, location in KSA
Najafi Persian
Indicated a person from the city of Najaf in Iraq, derived from Arabic نجف (najafa) meaning "elevated place".
Najar Spanish
Spanish: Most Probably A Habitational Name From Najar Alicante. Alternatively It May Be An Occupational Name For A Carpenter Of Arabic Origin
Najarian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Najaryan.
Najaryan Armenian
Means "son of the carpenter" from dialectal Armenian նաջար (naǰar) meaning "carpenter" (of Arabic origin).
Najeeb Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Najib.
Nájera Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
Naji Arabic, Persian
Derived from the given name Naaji.
Naka Japanese, Okinawan
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle; center". It is a reference to an event in the Northern and Southern Courts Period, of 3 sons of Takase who became heroes for the south. The emperor of Japan awarded each of the sons a new surname; Oku for the eldest son, Naka for the middle son, and Kuchi for the youngest son.... [more]
Naka Japanese
From Japanese 那珂 (Naka) meaning "Naka", a district in the former Japanese province of Hitachi in parts of present-day Ibaraki, Japan.
Nakaba Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 中 or 仲 (see Naka).
Nakada Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Nakafuji Japanese
Naka means "middle" and fuji means "wisteria".
Nakaga Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 仲嘉 (see Naka).
Nakagame Japanese
仲 (Naka) means "relation" and game is a variation of 亀 (kame), which means "turtle, tortoise".
Nakagami Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 上 (kami) meaning "above, top, upper".
Nakahama Japanese
Naka means "middle" and hama means "beach, seashore".
Nakahayashi Japanese
Naka means "middle" and hayashi means "forest, grove".
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 Navajo
Nakai means 'The one who wanders.' In Hebrew its meaning is "pure, clean " but i personally like the first one more.
Nakaima Japanese
Naka means "middle" and ima means "now, present".
Nakaji Japanese
Naka means "middle" and ji means "soil, ground".
Nakajo Japanese
From 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 城 (jo) meaning "castle".
Nakaki Japanese
Naka means "middle" and ki means "tree, wood".
Nakama Japanese
Naka means "middle" and ma can mean "pause" or "genuine, true real".
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]
Nakami Japanese
Naka means "middle" and mi means "mindset, view, outlook".
Nakamine Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 嶺 (mine) meaning "peak, summit".
Nakamori Japanese
Naka means "middle" and mori means "forest".
Nakamoto Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Nakane Japanese
From Japanese 仲 (naka) meaning "relationship" and 根 (ne) meaning "root, source, foundation".
Nakane Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 根 (ne) meaning "root, source, foundation".
Nakanishi Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" or 仲 (naka) meaning "relationship, terms" and 西 (nishi) meaning "west".
Nakanotani Japanese (Rare)
Naka means "middle", no is a possessive particle, and tani means "valley".
Nakao Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 尾 (o) meaning "tail, end".
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.
Nakasaki Japanese
Naka means "middle" and saki means "cape, peninsula, promontory".
Nakasato Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 里 (sato) meaning "village".
Nakasato Japanese
From Japanese 仲 (naka) meaning "relationship" and 里 (sato) meaning "village".
Nakase Japanese
Naka means "middle" and se means "ripple, current".
Nakasone Japanese
Combination of the kanji 中 (naka, "middle"), 曽 (so, of uncertain meaning) and 根 (ne, "root"). A famous bearer of this surname was Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone (中曽根 康弘; 1918–2019).
Nakata Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Nakatani Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
Nakatsuka Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 塚 (tsuka) meaning "hillock, mound".
Nakatsutsumi Japanese
Naka means "middle" and tsutsumi means "enbankment, river, bank, dike".
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."
Nakawa Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 奈河 (see Naka).
Nakaya Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".
Nakaya Japanese
From Japanese 仲 (naka) meaning "relation, relationship" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".
Nakayama Japanese
From the Japanese 中 (naka) "middle," "in" or 仲 (naka) "relationship," "relation" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
Nakayama Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Nakayoshi Japanese
Naka means "middle" and yoshi means "good luck".
Nakazato Japanese
From 中 (naka) meaning "center, middle" and 里 (sato) meaning "village."
Nakazawa Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Nalbandian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Nalbandyan.
Nalbandyan Armenian
Means "son of the farrier" from dialectal Armenian նալբանդ (nalband) meaning "farrier" (of Persian origin).
Nalbant Turkish
Means "farrier" in Turkish.
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.
Nally Irish
Variant of MacNally
Nam Korean
From Sino-Korean 南 (nam) meaning "south".
Namatame Japanese
From Japanese 生 (nama) meaning "raw, fresh, natural", 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy" and 目 (me) meaning "look, appearance".
Namazov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Namaz".
Namazova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Namazov.
Namazu Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 鯰 (Namazu) meaning "Namazu", a former large village in the former district of Aida in the former Japanese province of Mimasaka in parts of present-day Okayama, Japan.
Namazu Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 鯰 (Namazu) meaning "Namazu", a division in the town of Kashima in the district of Kamimashiki in the prefecture of Kumamoto in Japan.
Namba Japanese
From 難 (nan, nam) meaning "difficulties, flame, shortage, poorly" and 波 (ba, nami) meaning "wave, surf".
Namdar Persian
Means "famous, celebrated" in Persian.
Namdari Persian
Derived from Persian نامدار (namdar) meaning "famous, celebrated".
Namikawa Japanese
From Japanese 波 (nami) meaning "wave" and 川 (kawa) or 河 (kawa) both meaning "river, stream".
Namiki Japanese
Nami means "wave" and ki means "tree, wood".
Namiki Japanese
From Japanese 並 (nami) meaning "row, line" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
Namisato Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 波里 (see Hari).
Namiyama Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 波 (nami) meaning "wave" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Namkoong Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 남궁 (see Namgung).
Namur Arabic, Maltese
Derived from Arabic نمر, نامور (namur) meaning "tiger". It is typical of Malta.
Namwong Thai
From Thai นาม (nam) meaning "name, title" and วงศ์ or วงษ์ (wong) meaning "lineage, family, dynasty".
Nan Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 何 (see Nani).
Nan Korean (Rare)
From Sino-Korean 欒 (nan/ran) meaning "orchid".
Nanaho Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 七宝 or 七寳 (see Nanahō).
Nanahō Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of 七宝 (see Shippō) and can be also spelled 七寳.
Nanahoh Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 七宝 or 七寳 (see Nanahō).
Nanahoshi Japanese
Nana means "seven" and hoshi means "stars".
Nanahou Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 七宝 or 七寳 (see Nanahō).
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".