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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".
NABASKOZEBasque It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
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.
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.
NAGAIJapanese From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" or 永 (naga) meaning "eternity" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
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 From Japanese 長 (naga) meaning "long" or 永 (naga) meaning "eternity" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
NAGAOJapanese Naga means "Chief, Head, Leader" and O means "Tail".
NAGAYAMAJapanese From Japanese 永 (nagai) meaning "eternity, long, lengthy" or 長 (nagai) meaning "chief, head, leader" combined with 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
NAGÓRNYRussian, 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".
NAGOYRussian Derived from Russian нагой (nagoy) meaning "nude, naked, bare".
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.
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.
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.
NAKAINavajo Nakai means 'The one who wanders.' In Hebrew its meaning is "pure, clean " but i personally like the first one more.
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]
NAKARADANorwegian 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.
NALBANDYANArmenian Means "son of the farrier" from dialectal Armenian նալբանդ (nalband) meaning "farrier" (of Persian origin).
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.
NANJIANIPakistani This surname is used by Kumail Nanjiani who is a stand-up comedian.
NANKERVISCornish, 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]
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.
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]
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]
NARRAMOREEnglish 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]
NARYAncient Irish An anglicized form of the Gaelic surname O Naraigh. This surname is derived from the personal name Narach which means modest.
NARYSHKINRussian 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.
NASCIMENTOPortuguese (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.
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".
NASUTIONBatak 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.
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".
NATSUMEJapanese From Japanese 棗 (natsume), meaning "jujube". Fictional bearers of this surname are Maya and Aya Natsume from the seinen manga series Tenjō Tenge.
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"... [more]
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]
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.
NAZERIPersian From Persian ناظر (nâzer) meaning "watcher, observer".
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.
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.
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]
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]
NEGROItalian, 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.
NEIGHBOREnglish 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.
NEIZVESTNYRussian Derived from Russian неизвестный (neizvestny) meaning "unknown" or "stranger".
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."
NEKSEstonian Neks is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "nekrut" meaning "recruit" and "conscript".
NELKEEstonian Nelke is an Estonian surname meaning "pink", "dianthus" and "carnation".