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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
NAĐ Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian variant of NAGY.
NADAL Catalan, Occitan
From the personal name Nadal, from nadal "Christmas" (from Latin natalis "birthday"). Compare NOEL.
Variant of Nadal, which can be a name or the meaning "Christmas".... [more]
NADEEM Arabic, Urdu
From the given name NADIM.
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.
Derived from Russian надежда (nadezhda) meaning "hope".
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.
Derived from Russian надёжа (nadyozha) meaning "hope".
NAEEM Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
From the given name NA'IM.
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 長 (naga) meaning "long" or 永 (naga) meaning "eternity" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
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
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" or 永 (naga) meaning "eternity" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
NAGAO Japanese
Naga means "Chief, Head, Leader" and O means "Tail".
NAGAOKA Japanese
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
From "Naga" meaning cobra and "Raja" meaning king.
From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
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 長 (naga) meaning "long" or 永 (naga) meaning "eternity" 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".
From Japanese 永 (nagai) meaning "eternity, long, lengthy" or 長 (nagai) meaning "chief, head, leader" combined with 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
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.
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 Jewish
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.
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.
From a personal name based on Arabic nāfi meaning‘beneficial’, ‘profitable’.This surname is commonly found in America than Arabic speaking countries.
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").
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.
Najd, location in KSA
Alternate transcription of NAJARYAN.
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.
NAKA Japanese
It means "middle". A notable bearer is Yuji Naka, a video game designer and programmer.
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 林 (hayashi) meaning "forest".
NAKADA Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Naka means "Middle" and Fuji means "Wisteria".
仲 (Naka) means "Relation" and Game is a variation of 亀 (Kame), which means "Turtle, Tortoise".
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 Navajo
Nakai means 'The one who wanders.' In Hebrew its meaning is "pure, clean " but i personally like the first one more.
This surname combines 中 (chuu,, 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]
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 嶺 (mine) meaning "peak, summit".
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" or 仲 (naka) meaning "relationship, terms" and 西 (nishi) meaning "west".
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.
NAKATA Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
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."
From the Japanese 中 (naka) "middle," "in" or 仲 (naka) "relationship," "relation" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
Alternate transcription of NALBANDYAN.
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.
Reduced form of MACNALLY
NAM Korean
From Sino-Korean 南 (nam) meaning "south".
From Sino-Korean 南 (nam) meaning "south" combined with 宮 (gung) "palace, house". This is the most common Korean compound surname.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 남궁 (see 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".
七 (Nana) means "Seven" and 月 (Tsuki) means "Moon, Month".
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.
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]
Nickname for an insistent person, from a derivative of napierac ‘advance’, ‘press’, ‘urge’.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Napierki in Olsztyn voivodeship.
Originally indicated a person from Napoli (Naples) in Italy.
Nickname for an interfering person, Polish napora, derivative of napierać meaning ‘to insist on somebody doing something’.
NAPPER English
1 English: occupational name for a naperer, the servant in charge of the linen in use in a great house, Middle English, Old French nap(p)ier. Compare Scottish Napier .... [more]
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]
Means "cute, lovely, pretty" in Thai.
NARAMOR English, Welsh
Naramor, also Narramore or Naramore, is a corruption of Northmore, and has Welsh/English background. "More North"
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.
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.
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’.
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''
From Japanese 鳴 (naru) meaning "cry" and 上 (kami) meaning "above".
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.
Russian surname of unclear, possibly Crimean Tatar origin. One of the most famous bearers is Natalya Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia and mother of Tsar Peter I of Russia.
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.
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'.
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”.
Variant transcription of NASSER.
From the given name NASIR.
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".
From Mandailing Nan Sakti On or Na Sakti On meaning "the magic one", from sakti meaning "mystical, magical" (ultimately from Sanskrit शक्ति (shakti)). It was used as a nickname for Si Baroar Nan Sakti, a legendary Mandailing ruler.
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 (natha) meaning "lord, owner, protector".
NATHAN English
From the given name NATHAN.
From the given name NATHANIËL.
NATION English
Most probably a variant of Nathan, altered by folk etymology under the influence of the English vocabulary word nation
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".
This name means Summer River. From natsu "summer" and kawa "river".
NATSUME Japanese
From Japanese 棗 (natsume), meaning "jujube". Fictional bearers of this surname are Maya and Aya Natsume from the seinen manga series Tenjō Tenge.
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."
Reduced form of MCNAUGHTON.
Reduced form of MCNAUGHTON.
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.
Means "son of Nauryzbay".
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]
NAVIDA Galician
Galician and Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from either of two places named Navia, in Galicia and Asturies.
Derived from the personal name NOEL. It means "Christmas" in Spanish.
NAVITSKI Belarusian
Belarusian cognate of NOWICKI.
From the given name NAWAZ.
NAYAK Indian, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Nepali
From a title derived from Sanskrit नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Means "son of Nazarbay". Nursultan Nazarbayev (1940-) served as the president of Kazakhstan from 1990 to 2019.
Feminine form of NAZARBAYEV.
From the given name NAZAR.
From the Hebrew for "To guard."
Means "son of NAZAR".
Feminine form of NAZAROV.
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".
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 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]
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".
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.
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".
NEINSTEIN German, Jewish
Means “nine stones” in German
Derived from Russian неизвестный (neizvestny) meaning "unknown" or "stranger".
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".
Means 'Son of Nels'.
Means "son of NELS".
NELVIN English (American)
Female named after her uncle who surname was Melvin. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1931.
NEMANIČ Slovene (Modern, Archaic)
Derived from the Serbian surname Nemanja, as related to the Medieval Nemanjič Dynasty, just as the given name NEMANJA is.