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".
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.
NABIYEV Azerbaijani, Tajik, Russian
Derived from the Arabic given name 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".
NADEZHKIN Russian
Derived from Russian надежда (nadezhda) meaning "hope".
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.
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".
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".
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, Southern African
In 2014, this was the most common surname in South Africa.
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
Means "son of a carpenter" in Armeanian
NÁJERA Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
NAJJAR Arabic, Judeo-Spanish
Means "carpenter" in Arabic.
NAKADA Japanese
Means "middle of the rice paddy" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 中 (middle) and 田 (rice paddy).
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 (gawa) meaning "river, stream".
NAKAI Japanese
Japanese: ‘central well’; it originated in Mikawa (now part of Aichi prefecture), and is also found in the island of Okinawa.
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.
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
Naka means "Middle" and Mine means "Peak" in Japanese.
NAKAMOTO Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
NAKANISHI Japanese
Naka means "Middle" and Nishi means "West".
NAKAO Japanese
Naka means "Middle" and O means "Tail."
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
From the word նալբանդ (nalband) meaning "one who makes horse shoes".
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.
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, Burmese, Indonesian
Possibly from the Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) "joy".
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.
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
Shapsug name meaning "whole-eyed" derived from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning "eye" combined with псэу (psăw) meaning "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.
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’.
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.
NASCIMENTO Portuguese
Meaning ''birth''.
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”.
NASKA Albanian (Rare)
Present in Albania before 1900'.
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”.
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".
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, Khmer
From Sanskrit नाथ (nātha) meaning "refuge, help" or "protector, owner".
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". A notable person with the surname is Madoka Natsumi,who is a cross country skier.Natsumi is a place name as well,and the name of Temple Complex for archeological sites.
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".
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.
NAVARRO Spanish, French, English
Describes a former member of the ancient kingdom of Navarre. Possibly means 'the treeless country' or 'the country above the trees'
NAVAS Spanish
Pural form of Spanish and Asturian-Leonese Nava (see also Naves).... [more]
NAVITSKI Belarusian
Belarusian form of Novitsky.
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
A bearer is current Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev (1940-).
NAZARETH Hebrew
From the Hebrew for "To guard."
NAZAROV Russian
Means "son of Nazar" in Russian.
NAZAROVA Russian
Means "daughter of Nazar".
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.
NƏBIYEV Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Nabiyev.
NEAD English
1. English: possibly a metonymic nickname for a needy person, from Middle English ne(e)d ‘need’. ... [more]
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. Surname made famous by the actor Liam Neeson
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.
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.
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.
NEGRON Spanish and Italian
This surname is a most likely variant of the word and name Negro.
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".
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".
NELK Estonian
Nelk is an Estonian surname meaning both "pink" and "clove".
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.
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.
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.
NEU German (Modern)
The name Neu is a common German last name.
NEUBERGER German
German surname meaning 'new mountaineer'
NEUENFELDT German
Habitational name for someone from places so named in Brandenburg and Pomerania, or from places in Lower Saxony or Westphalia called Neuenfelde.
NEUGER German, French (?)
Was popularized by the German community. Famous bearers include investors Win Neuger and Dan Neuger, author Christie Cozad Neuger.
NEUJAHR German
nickname for someone who owed feudal dues at the New Year, or sometimes a name given to someone born on that day
NEUSER German (Rare)
Person who had ancestors that lived in Germany near Dusseldorf in the town called Neuss.
NEUWIRTH German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a new innkeeper, from Middle High German niuwe ‘new’ + wirt and German neu + Wirt ‘master of a house’, ‘innkeeper’.
NEVALA Finnish
From Finnish word 'neva', which is a marsh type and '-la', a suffix used for places.
NEVELS English, Scottish
(1) Variant of Neville (2) Possibly variant of Dutch Nevens, which is derived from Neve, from Middle English, Old Norse, Middle Dutch neve ‘nephew’, presumably denoting the nephew of some great personage.
NEVIL English
"Variant of the name Neville"
NEVOLIN Russian
In the old days "Nilly", called the lack of freedom, obedience to the will of another. Such negative names were given then, that they defended the man and drove him from unhappiness.
NEW English
Nickname for a newcomer to an area, from Middle English newe meaning "new".
NEWBORN English
Habitational name from Newbourn in Suffolk or Newburn in Tyne and Wear (formerly part of Northumberland), both named with Old English niwe "new" and burna "stream", perhaps denoting a stream that had changed its course.
NEWBROUGH English (British)
Newbrough surname is thought to be a habitational, taken on from a place name such as from Newbrough in Northumberland, which is derived from the Old English words niwe, meaning "new," and burh, meaning "fortification."
NEWBY English
Means "person from Newby", Newby being a combination of the Middle English elements newe "new" and by "farm, settlement" (ultimately from Old Norse býr "farm"). British travel writer Eric Newby (1919-2006) bore this surname.
NEWEY English
Topographic name for someone who lived at a "new enclosure", from Middle English newe "new" and haga "enclousire".
NEWHAM English
Habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Northumbria and North Yorkshire, so named from Old English neowe "new" and ham "homestead".
NEWLIN English, Irish
An Irish surname meaning "By the the spring"
NEWQUIST English
Americansized form of Swedish Nyquist.
NEY German, English
A dialectal form of the common German word neu "new".... [more]
NGAI Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese variant of Wei and Ni.
NIAZAI Pashto
Most likely from Persian نیاز (niyaz) meaning "need, necessity, desire, wish" (see Niaz or Niyaz) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Niazai are a Pashtun tribe inhabiting Afghanistan and Pakistan.
NIBBE German
Nickname meaning ‘beak’, or from a short form of a Germanic personal name Nippo, composed of Old High German nit ‘hostility’, ‘eagerness’ + boto ‘messenger’.
NIBO Circassian
Of unknown meaning.
NICKAL German
Variant of Nickel
NICKEL German
From the German word "kupfernickel" meaning Devil's copper or St Nicholas's (OLd Nick's) copper.
NICKERSON English
Means "son of NICHOLAS".
NICKOWICZ Polish
Patronymic of the personal name Nicholas.
NICKS English, German
From the nickname of Nicholas.
NICKSON English
Variant of Nixon, patronymic from the given name Nicholas.
NICOLAOU Greek (Cypriot)
Cypriot variant of Nikolaou.
NICOLAY German, French
From the given name Nicolay, a form of Nicholas through Russian Nikolay. This is the name of a French family of nobility.
NICOLIN French
From the given name Nicolas.
NICOLINI Italian
patronymic from Nicolino, a pet form of Nicola
NIED Upper German
South German: habitational name from Nied in Hesse.
NIEDBAŁA Polish
Nickname from niedbały meaning "negligent", "careless", "untidy".
NIEDERHÄUSER German, Swiss
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Niederhaus or Niederhausen, denoting the lower of two dwellings or settlements or one in a low-lying position.
NIEHAUS German
North German: topographic name from Middle Low German nie ‘new’ + hus ‘house’; or a habitational name from a common North German and Westphalian farm name with the same meaning.
NIEMANN North Frisian
North German form of Neumann, from Middle Low German nie + man.
NIEMEYER Low German
North German nickname for a newly arrived steward or tenant farmer, from Middle Low German nie ‘new’ + Meyer.
NIEMI Finnish
Means "peninsula" in Finnish.
NIES German
German: from a reduced form of the personal name Dionys (see Dennis), which was stressed on the last syllable; this was a popular personal name as a result of the influence of the French Saint Denis... [more]
NIESEN Dutch, German
Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Nijs, a reduced form of Denijs (see Dennis). ... [more]
NIESSEN Dutch
Thought to be found most commonly in Limburg... [more]
NIEWINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Niewino in Białystok voivodeship.
NIEZABITOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Lesser Polish villages: Niezabitów or Niezabitów-Kolonia.
NIGG German, German (Swiss)
From a short form of the personal name Niklaus, a German form of Nicholas.
NIGHTINGALE English
Nickname for someone with a good voice, from Middle English nighti(n)gale, Old English nihtegal, from niht "night" and galan "sing" (cf. NACHTIGALL).
NIGMATULLIN Tatar, Bashkir
From the given name Nigmatullah.
NIGUL Estonian
Nigul is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name); from the given name "Nigul/Nigulas", a variant of "Nicholas".
NIIB Estonian
Niib is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "nii" meaning "so", "thus", and "like that".
NIIDRE Estonian
Niidre is an Estonian surname relating to "niide" (hay harvest).
NIIKURA Japanese
From the Japanese 新 (nii) "new" and 倉 or 蔵 (kura) "storehouse" or 鞍 (kura) "saddle."
NIIN Estonian
Niin is an Estonian surname meaning "bast" and "phloem" (the fibrous material from the phloem of a plant, used as fiber in matting, cord, etc.)
NIINE Estonian
Niine is an Estonian surname meaning "linden" and "bast".
NIINELAID Estonian
Niinelaid is an Estonian surname meaning "linden islet".
NIINEMÄE Estonian
Niinemäe is an Estonian surname meaning "linden hill/mountain".
NIINEMETS Estonian
Niinemets is an Estonian surname meaning "linden forest".
NIINEPUU Estonian
Niinepuu is an Estonian surname meaning "bast tree/wood".
NIINESALU Estonian
Niinesalu is an Estonian surname meaning linden/lime grove".
NIIT Estonian
Niit is an Estonian surname meaning "meadow".
NIITSOO Estonian
Niitsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "meadow swamp".
NIKBIN Persian
In Farsi (Persian) 'nik-' means good, and 'bin' means 'seeing'. ... [more]
NIKITIN Russian
From the given name Nikita (1). This is the name of a Russian family of nobility.
NIKKEL German, Dutch
Possibly an altered spelling of Dutch Nikel, from the personal name, a Dutch form of Nicholas.
NIKOLAIEV Russian
Means "son of NIKOLAY."
NIKOLAOU Greek
Means "son of Nikolaos".
NIKOLAYEV Russian
Variant transcription of Nikolaev.
NIMANBEGU Albanian
Nimanbegu or Nimani , given "beg" from Turks in Ottoman Empire