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NAKorean
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]
NÄÄREstonian
Näär is an Estonian surname meaning "burnet-saxifrage (a plant: Pimpinella saxifraga)" and "jay".
NAARITSEstonian
Naarits is an Estonian surname meaning "mink".
NABITAJamaican 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.
NABIYEVAzerbaijani, Tajik, Russian
Derived from the Arabic given name Nabi.
NABIZADAPersian, Afghani
Dari (Afghan Persian) variant of Nabizadeh.
NABROTZKYGerman
Supposedly means "lived near water". Originated from Prussia.
NACHTIGALLGerman, Jewish
Nickname from Middle High German nachtegal "nightingale" from Old High German galan "to sing". Cognate to NIGHTINGALE.
NACHTRIEBGerman
It possibly comes from the German name of a nachtrab, which is a "night bird like the owl". Another possible meaning is "night tribe".
NACIRIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Nacir (see Nasir), predominantly used in Morocco.
NACROURArabic
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.
NADALCatalan, Occitan
From the personal name Nadal, from nadal "Christmas" (from Latin natalis "birthday"). Compare Noel.
NADEAUFrench
Variant of Nadal, which can be a name or the meaning "Christmas".... [more]
NADELGerman, 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".
NADEZHKINRussian
Derived from Russian надежда (nadezhda) meaning "hope".
NADOLNYPolish, 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.
NAEGELEGerman
Variant of Nagel.
NAEGIJapanese (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]
NAELEstonian
Nael is an Estonian surname meaning "nail".
NAGAIJapanese
From Japanese 永 (nagai) meaning "eternity" or 長 (nagai) meaning "chief, head, leader" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
NAGAMATSUJapanese
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."
NAGANOJapanese
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]
NAGAOJapanese
Naga means "Chief, Head, Leader" and O means "Tail".
NAGAOKAJapanese
From the Japanese 長 (naga) "long," "chief" and 岡 (oka) "hill."
NAGARAJANIndian
From "Naga" meaning cobra and "Raja" meaning king.
NAGASHIMAJapanese
This is a Japanese surname, Famous bearers of this surname are Shinji Nagashima (Born as Shin'ichi Nagashima, Is Japanese a manga artist).
NAGASUJapanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" and 洲 (su) meaning "continent".
NAGATOJapanese (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".
NAGAYAMAJapanese
From Japanese 永 (nagai) meaning "eternity, long, lengthy" or 長 (nagai) meaning "chief, head, leader" combined with 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
NAHASAPEEMAPETILONPopular 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.
NAHKUREstonian
Nahkur is an Estonian surname meaning "tanner".
NAHUMHebrew
From the given name Nahum.
NAIIndian, Muslim
Means "barber".
NAIDOOSouth African, Southern African
In 2014, this was the most common surname in South Africa.
NAIFEHArabic
From a personal name based on Arabic nāfi meaning‘beneficial’, ‘profitable’.This surname is commonly found in America than Arabic speaking countries.
NAIKIndian
Hindu surname meaning ‘chief’, ‘leader’, from Sanskrit nayaka.
NAIMANUkrainian, 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]
NAIRIndian, 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]
NAIRNScottish
Means "person from Nairn", Highland region ("(place at the mouth of the river) Nairn", a Celtic river-name perhaps meaning "penetrating one").
NAISMITHEnglish
Means either "nail-maker" (from Old English nægelsmith) or "knife-maker" (from Old English cnīfsmith).
NAITOJapanese
内 (Nai) means "Inside" and 藤 (To) means "Wisteria". This surname means "Inside Wisteria". This might have variations in different regions.
NAJADAArabic
Najd, location in KSA
NAJARIANArmenian
Means "son of a carpenter" in Armeanian
NÁJERASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
NAJJARArabic, Judeo-Spanish
Means "carpenter" in Arabic.
NAKADAJapanese
Means "middle of the rice paddy" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 中 (middle) and 田 (rice paddy).
NAKAFUJIJapanese
Naka means "Middle" and Fuji means "Wisteria".
NAKAGAMEJapanese
仲 (Naka) means "Relation" and Game is a variation of 亀 (Kame), which means "Turtle, Tortoise".
NAKAGAWAJapanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 川 (gawa) meaning "river, stream".
NAKAIJapanese
Japanese: ‘central well’; it originated in Mikawa (now part of Aichi prefecture), and is also found in the island of Okinawa.
NAKAIPunjabi
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.
NAKAMATSUJapanese
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]
NAKAMINEJapanese
Naka means "Middle" and Mine means "Peak" in Japanese.
NAKAMOTOJapanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
NAKANISHIJapanese
Naka means "Middle" and Nishi means "West".
NAKATAJapanese
Means "middle of the rice paddy" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 中 (middle) and 田 (rice paddy).
NAKAUCHIJapanese
From the Japanese 中 (naka) "middle," "in" or 仲 (naka) "relationship," "relation" and 内 (uchi or nai) "inside."
NAKAYAMAJapanese
From the Japanese 中 (naka) "middle," "in" or 仲 (naka) "relationship," "relation" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
NALBANDIANArmenian
From the word նալբանդ (nalband) meaning "one who makes horse shoes".
NALCITurkish
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.
NAMKorean
Means "south" in Korean. From the Korean word 南 (south). Akin to the Chinese surname Nan (南) and the Japanese surname Minami (南)
NAMGUNGKorean
From Sino-Korean 南 (nam) meaning "south" combined with 宮 (gung) "palace, house". This is the most common Korean compound surname.
NANAMIJapanese
From Japanese 七海 (nanami) meaning "seven seas".
NANASHIMAJapanese (Rare)
Japanese surname meaning "seven island".
NANATSUKIJapanese
七 (Nana) means "Seven" and 月 (Tsuki) means "Moon, Month".
NANCARROWCornish
Means "person from Nancarrow", Cornwall (either "valley frequented by deer" or "rough valley"). It was borne by US composer Conlon Nancarrow (1912-1997).
NANCECornish
Medieval Cornish surname. Derived from the Celtic word 'nans', meaning valley. Often linked with the Breton surname 'de Nant', which also means valley.
NANDAIndian, Odia, Burmese, Indonesian
Possibly from the Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) "joy".
NANKERVISCornish (Modern)
Earliest known form "Nankervell" arriving in Plymouth Cornwall in the early 1300's. "Nankervis" heirs branched to the United States and Australia. Etymology: "Nank" Meaning Stag (or horse) and "ervis" roughly meaning valley or low ground... [more]
NANSENDanish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Patronymic name derived from an unknown given name.
NAPELLOItalian
a nickname taken from the plantname Aconitum napellus, possibly for someone with a 'venerous' character (because the plant is venerous)
NAPIERScottish, 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]
NAPIERALAPolish
Nickname for an insistent person, from a derivative of napierac ‘advance’, ‘press’, ‘urge’.
NAPIERKOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Napierki in Olsztyn voivodeship.
NAPOLITANOItalian
Originally indicated a person from Napoli (Naples) in Italy.
NAPORAPolish
Nickname for an interfering person, Polish napora, derivative of napierać meaning ‘to insist on somebody doing something’.
NAPSOCircassian
Shapsug name meaning "whole-eyed" derived from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning "eye" combined with псэу (psăw) meaning "health, alive" or "whole, all, complete".
NAPTSOKCircassian
Circassian name derived from Adyghe напцэ (nāpcă) meaning “eyelash, eyebrow”.
NAPUTIChamorro
Chamorro name for "giving" (na') "pain" (puti).
NARAJapanese
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]
NARAMOREnglish, Welsh
Naramor, also Narramore or Naramore, is a corruption of Northmore, and has Welsh/English background. "More North"
NARANJOSpanish
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]
NARAYANIndian, Nepali, Fijian, Hindi
From the given name Narayan.
NARAYANANIndian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Narayanan. A famous bearer was Kocheril Raman Narayanan (1921–2005), the 10th President of India.
NAREWSKIPolish
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.
NARIÑOGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Niveiro, Val do Dubra.
NARISAWAJapanese
From the Japanese 成 (nari) "turn into," "become" and 澤 or 沢 (sawa or zawa) "swamp."
NARITAJapanese
From 成 (nari) meaning "become", and 田 (ta) meaning "rice paddy".
NARRGerman
Nickname for a foolish or silly person, from Middle High German narr ‘fool’, ‘jester’.
NARUJapanese
The meaning of the name Naru is ''become''
NASCIMENTOPortuguese
Meaning ''birth''.
NASERSGerman
Habitational, derived from any of several places called Nesse in Oldenburg and Friesland.
NASHCircassian
Shapsug name derived from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning "eye" combined with щэ (š̍ă) meaning "milk" or "crooked, wry, bent".
NASHKHOCircassian
Literally means “blue-eyed” from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning “eye” combined with шхъуантӏэ (šχ°ānṭă) meaning “blue”.
NASKAAlbanian (Rare)
Present in Albania before 1900'.
NASMITHScottish, English
This surname is derived from an occupation, "nail-smith", but may also mean "knife-smith".
NASRIArabic, Persian
Derived from Arabic نَصْر (naṣr) meaning “triumph, victory”.
NASSRYArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Nasri.
NASTGerman
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".
NATALPortuguese, 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.
NATANHebrew
From the given name Natan.
NATEEnglish
From the given name Nate.
NATESEnglish, Jewish
It's probably from the given name Nate, the origin is said to be Jewish*, but the ancestors immigrated to English speaking countries.
NATHIndian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Khmer
From Sanskrit नाथ (nātha) meaning "refuge, help" or "protector, owner".
NATHANEnglish
From the given name Nathan.
NATIONEnglish
Most probably a variant of Nathan, altered by folk etymology under the influence of the English vocabulary word nation
NATIVIDADSpanish
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]
NATKHOCircassian
Shapsug name possibly derived from Adyghe нат (nāt) meaning "Nart" (referring to a Caucasian saga) combined with хъо (χo) meaning "pig".
NATOKCircassian
Derived from Adyghe натӏэ (nāṭă) meaning "forehead" combined with къу (q°) meaning "man, male".
NATSUKAWAJapanese
This name means Summer River. From natsu "summer" and kawa "river".
NATSUMIJapanese (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.
NATTIItalian
from the Latin name Nattius
NATT OCH DAGOld 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]
NAUGerman
A variant of Neu; meaning "ship" or "boat."
NAUGHTENIrish
Reduced form of MCNAUGHTON.
NAUGHTONIrish
Reduced form of MCNAUGHTON.
NAUGHTONEnglish
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".
NAVARREFrench
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.
NAVARROSpanish, French, English
Describes a former member of the ancient kingdom of Navarre. Possibly means 'the treeless country' or 'the country above the trees'
NAVASSpanish
Pural form of Spanish and Asturian-Leonese Nava (see also Naves).... [more]
NAVITSKIBelarusian
Belarusian form of Novitsky.
NAYAKIndian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit नायक (nāyaka) meaning "hero" or perhaps "leader, chief".
NAZARBAYEVKazakh
A bearer is current Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev (1940-).
NAZARETHHebrew
From the Hebrew for "To guard."
NAZAROVRussian
Means "son of Nazar" in Russian.
NAZAROVARussian
Means "daughter of Nazar".
NAZIMOVARussian, 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.
NƏBIYEVAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Nabiyev.
NEADEnglish
1. English: possibly a metonymic nickname for a needy person, from Middle English ne(e)d ‘need’. ... [more]
NEALEEnglish, Scottish, Irish
English, Scottish, and Irish variant of Neal.
NEARSEnglish
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.
NEBOTCatalan
It literally means "nephew".
NECTARIARomanian
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]
NEDDEnglish, Welsh
Son of "Edward" in Old English.... [more]
NEDELCURomanian (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]
NEELEYIrish
Reduced form of McNeely.
NEESONIrish, 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
NEEVEEnglish, Scottish
An English surname, of Norman origin, meaning the nephew. One who was in care of their uncle. A surname first recorded in Perthshire.
NEGGOEstonian
Neggo is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "nõgu", meaning "dell".
NEGLEYGerman (Swiss)
Altered spelling of Swiss German Nägele, Naegeli, or Nägeli, variants of Nagel.
NEGROItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish
Nickname or ethnic name from negro "black" (Latin niger), denoting someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.
NEGROItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish
From a medieval continuation of the Latin personal name Niger.
NEGRONSpanish and Italian
This surname is a most likely variant of the word and name Negro.
NEHERGerman
An occupational name for a tailor from a deritive of Middle Low German, 'nehen' which means 'to sew' or 'to embroider'
NEHOJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "raised foundation".
NEILSONEnglish
Means "son of Neil". Often an English respelling of the surnames Nielsen or Nilsen.
NEINGerman
Unexplained. Perhaps from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with an element cognate with Old High German niuwi meaning "new".
NEJIJapanese (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."
NELKEstonian
Nelk is an Estonian surname meaning both "pink" and "clove".
NELVINEnglish (American)
Female named after her uncle who surname was Melvin. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1931.
NEMIROVRussian, Hebrew, Ukrainian
Name derived from the city of Nemirov in Ukraine, The city was named after its founder, Prince Nemir.
NEMIROVSKYRussian, Ukrainian
Alternate of Nemirov
NEMIROWEnglish
Is the English for the Russian/Ukrainian Surname Nemirov
NEMOEnglish
A different form of Nimmo (a Scottish name of unknown origin).
NENGETiv
Means, "see".
NENGOMASHAShona
Meaning unknown.
NEPHUSGreek
A Gods son who will become God
NERENBERGJewish
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.
NERGERGerman (Silesian)
My family name, Nerger, is listed in the "Deutsches Namenlexicon" by Hans Bahlow. The meaning, given in the lexicon, is "ernahrer" or provider.
NERZGerman
From the German word Nerz meaning "Mink".
NESBITTScottish, 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.
NESHERHebrew (Modern)
Means "eagle" in Hebrew.
NESKYPolish
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.
NESSIMSpanish, Jewish, Hebrew
Hebrew for 'miracles'. Name was originally Bar-Nisim; 'Children of the Miricle'
NESTOREnglish
Transferred use of given name Nestor
NESTORIrish
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.
NETRomanian
Romanian variant of the Latin name Netus, meaning superior, greater.
NETJESDutch
Netjes is from the Dutch word for "tidy, neat" or "decent, proper."
NETTERVILLEIrish
Of Anglo-Norman origin, probably a habitational name from an unidentified place in France.
NEUGerman (Modern)
The name Neu is a common German last name.
NEUBERGERGerman
German surname meaning 'new mountaineer'
NEUENFELDTGerman
Habitational name for someone from places so named in Brandenburg and Pomerania, or from places in Lower Saxony or Westphalia called Neuenfelde.
NEUGERGerman, French (?)
Was popularized by the German community. Famous bearers include investors Win Neuger and Dan Neuger, author Christie Cozad Neuger.
NEUJAHRGerman
nickname for someone who owed feudal dues at the New Year, or sometimes a name given to someone born on that day
NEUSERGerman (Rare)
Person who had ancestors that lived in Germany near Dusseldorf in the town called Neuss.
NEUWIRTHGerman
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’.
NEVALAFinnish
From Finnish word 'neva', which is a marsh type and '-la', a suffix used for places.
NEVELSEnglish, 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.
NEVILEnglish
"Variant of the name Neville"
NEVOLINRussian
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.
NEWEnglish
Nickname for a newcomer to an area, from Middle English newe meaning "new".
NEWBORNEnglish
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.
NEWBROUGHEnglish (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."
NEWBYEnglish
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.
NEWEYEnglish
Topographic name for someone who lived at a "new enclosure", from Middle English newe "new" and haga "enclousire".
NEWHAMEnglish
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".
NEWQUISTEnglish
Americansized form of Swedish Nyquist.
NEYGerman, English
A dialectal form of the common German word neu "new".... [more]
NGAIChinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese variant of Wei and Ni.
NIAZAIPashto
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.
NIBBEGerman
Nickname meaning ‘beak’, or from a short form of a Germanic personal name Nippo, composed of Old High German nit ‘hostility’, ‘eagerness’ + boto ‘messenger’.
NIBOCircassian
Of unknown meaning.
NICKERSONEnglish
Means "son of NICHOLAS".
NICKOWICZPolish
Patronymic of the personal name Nicholas.
NICKSEnglish, German
From the nickname of Nicholas.
NICKSONEnglish
Variant of Nixon, patronymic from the given name Nicholas.
NICOLINFrench
From the given name Nicolas.
NICOLINIItalian
patronymic from Nicolino, a pet form of Nicola
NIEDUpper German
South German: habitational name from Nied in Hesse.
NIEDBAŁAPolish
Nickname from niedbały meaning "negligent", "careless", "untidy".
NIEDERHÄUSERGerman, 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.
NIEHAUSGerman
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.
NIEMANNNorth Frisian
North German form of Neumann, from Middle Low German nie + man.
NIEMEYERLow German
North German nickname for a newly arrived steward or tenant farmer, from Middle Low German nie ‘new’ + Meyer.
NIEMIFinnish
Means "peninsula" in Finnish.
NIESGerman
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]
NIESENDutch, German
Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Nijs, a reduced form of Denijs (see Dennis). ... [more]
NIESSENDutch
Thought to be found most commonly in Limburg... [more]
NIEWINSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from Niewino in Białystok voivodeship.
NIEZABITOWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Lesser Polish villages: Niezabitów or Niezabitów-Kolonia.
NIGGGerman, German (Swiss)
From a short form of the personal name Niklaus, a German form of Nicholas.
NIGHTINGALEEnglish
Nickname for someone with a good voice, from Middle English nighti(n)gale, Old English nihtegal, from niht "night" and galan "sing" (cf. NACHTIGALL).
NIGMATULLINTatar, Bashkir
From the given name Nigmatullah.
NIGULEstonian
Nigul is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name); from the given name "Nigul/Nigulas", a variant of "Nicholas".
NIIDREEstonian
Niidre is an Estonian surname relating to "niide" (hay harvest).
NIIKURAJapanese
From the Japanese 新 (nii) "new" and 倉 or 蔵 (kura) "storehouse" or 鞍 (kura) "saddle."
NIINEPUUEstonian
Niinepuu is an Estonian surname meaning "liber tree".
NIITEstonian
Niit is an Estonian surname meaning "meadow".
NIITSOOEstonian
Niitsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "meadow swamp".
NIKBINPersian
In Farsi (Persian) 'nik-' means good, and 'bin' means 'seeing'. ... [more]
NIKKELGerman, Dutch
Possibly an altered spelling of Dutch Nikel, from the personal name, a Dutch form of Nicholas.
NIKOLAIEVRussian
Means "son of NIKOLAY."
NIKOLAOUGreek
Means "son of Nikolaos".
NIKOLAYEVRussian
Variant transcription of Nikolaev.
NIMANBEGUAlbanian
Nimanbegu or Nimani , given "beg" from Turks in Ottoman Empire
NIMRArabic (Egyptian), Arabic
From Arabic نمر (nimr) meaning "leopard, tiger, panther"; mainly used in Egypt.
NINEEnglish (American)
Americanized spelling of German Nein or Neun, from Middle High German niun meaning "nine".
NIÑOSpanish
Nickname from Spanish niño meaning "child", "boy". This was often given to a first-born son as a familiar name.
NINOMIYAJapanese
二 (Nino) means "Two, Second" and 宮 (Miya) means "Shrine". Notable Bearers: Kazunari Ninomiya, is songwriter, radio host, and much more. Sontoku (born Kinjiro) Ninomiya, was a moralist, agricultural leader, and more.
NIRKEstonian
Nirk is an Estonian surname meaning "stoat".
NISCHANSorbian
Germanized spelling of the Sorbian given name Nišan.
NISHANTIndian
Derived from the Sanskrit name for dawn or the end of night. In Sanskrit Nisha (निशा) means 'Night' and Ant (अन्त) means 'End', which can be alliterated as the end of night or the first ray of the morning sun.
NISHIJapanese
It means "West", it's more commonly added to other name elements such as mura, hara, etc.
NISHIDAJapanese
Means "western rice paddy" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 西 (west) and 田 (rice paddy).
NISHINOJapanese
Nishi ("West") + No ("Feild").
NISHIOJapanese
Nishi means "West" and O means "Tail".
NISHIYAMAJapanese
a Japanese surname meaning "western mountain".
NISSENDanish
Means "son of Nis".
NISUMAAEstonian
Nisumaa is an Estonian surname meaning "wheat land".
NISWONGERDutch
"One who dwells in the clearing"
NIYAZOVUzbek, Tajik, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Derived from Persian نیاز (niyâz) meaning "desire, wish, gift".
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