Submitted Surnames Starting with N

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Nazarov Russian
Means "son of Nazar".
Nazarova Russian
Feminine form of Nazarov.
Nazeer Urdu
From the given name Nazir.
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.
Nazir Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi
From the given name Nazir.
Ndreu Albanian
From the given name Ndreu.
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.
Neave English
Variant of Neeve
Neaves English
Variant of Neeve
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 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]
Nee Irish, Scottish
reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Niadh ("descendant of Nia") or Ó Niadh ("son of Nia"). Compare McNee.
Needham English
From a place name derived from Old English ned meaning "need, constraint" and ham meaning "home, estate, settlement".
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... [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.
Neeves English
Variant of Neeve
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.
Negueruela Castilian
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous La Riojan ghost town.
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".
Neighbor English
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.
Neill Irish, Scottish
Reduced form of Irish Gaelic Ó Néill or Scottish Gaelic Mac Néill ‘descendant (or son) of Niall’, a personal name of Irish origin, thought to mean ‘champion’. The personal name was adopted by Norsemen in the form Njáll and was brought to England both directly from Ireland by Scandinavian settlers and indirectly (via France) by the Normans... [more]
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".
Neinstein German, Jewish
Means “nine stones” in German
Neisingh South Slavic, Ukrainian, Russian, Dutch
The surname Neisingh is of Dutch and Slavic origin, It's derived from the English last name Nelson meaning son of Neal.
Neizvestny Russian
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".
Nelms English (American)
Topographic name for someone who lived near or amid a grove of elm trees, from misdivision of Middle English atten elmes ‘at the elms’
Nelsen Danish
Means 'Son of Nels'.
Nelsson Swedish (Rare)
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.
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.
Nenninger German
Habitational name for someone from Nenningen in Württemberg.
Neo Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Liang chiefly used in Singapore.
Neofytou Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Neophytou.
Nepal Nepali
Name for someone from the village of Nepa in western-central Nepal.
Nephus Greek
A Gods son who will become God
Nerby English, Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
From Old Norse neðri "lowest" and býr "farm".
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.
Nerio Italian
From the given name Nerio.
Nerman Swedish
Possibly a combination of Swedish nedre "lower, southern" and man "man".
Neronov Russian
Means "son of Neron".
Nery Portuguese
Derivation of the Scottish surname Macnair.
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.
Neshchadim Russian
Derived from Russian нещадный (neshchadny) meaning "merciless".
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'
Nesterenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Nestor.
Nestle German
Variant of Nestler.
Nestler German
Derived from the middle high German word nesteler meaning "maker of string or thread".
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.
Netanyahu Jewish
From the given name Netanyahu.
Netherland English
Indicates origin from The Netherlands.
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.
Nettesheim German
"nice home"
Netting English
As Needham the derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th century elements 'ned' meaning need, with 'ham', a homestead or village, the name indicating a place that provided a poor living.
Nettuno Italian
From the given name Nettuno.
Neu German (Modern)
The name Neu is a common German last name.
Neuber German
Contracted form of Neubauer.
Neuberger German
German surname meaning 'new mountaineer'
Neubert German
German (mainly Saxony): reduced form of Neubauer with excrescent -t. Compare Neuber .
Neuburg German
From the name of various places in Germany and Austria.
Neuenfeldt German
Habitational name for someone from places so named in Brandenburg and Pomerania, or from places in Lower Saxony or Westphalia called Neuenfelde.
Neuer German
Inflicted form of Neu meaning "new man" see Neumann
Neufeld German, English
Neufeld is a surname of German origin, meaning "new field". It is not seldom in Germany and it is common among German speaking Mennonites from Russia.
Neuger German, French (?)
Was popularized by the German community. Famous bearers include investors Win Neuger and Dan Neuger, author Christie Cozad Neuger.
Neuhaus German, Jewish
Topographical name for someone who lived in a new house, Middle High German niuwe hus, modern German neu Haus, or a habitational name for someone from any of several places named Neuhaus ('new house') in various parts of Germany and Austria, also in Bohemia.
Neuhauser German, German (Austrian)
Means "new house" in German.
Neujahr German
nickname for someone who owed feudal dues at the New Year, or sometimes a name given to someone born on that day
Neumeyer German
German: distinguishing name for a newly appointed steward or tenant farmer, or one who was a newcomer to an area, from Middle High German niuwe ‘new’ + meier ‘steward’, ‘tenant farmer’ ( see Meyer 1)... [more]
Neuser German (Rare)
Person who had ancestors that lived in Germany near Dusseldorf in the town called Neuss.
Neustädter German
Habitational name for someone from any of many places in Germany and Austria called Neustadt.
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.
Neve English
Variant of Neeve
Nevel German
1 German: variant of Nebel .... [more]
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".
Newark English
A habitational name taken on from a place name, such as Newark in Cambridgeshire or Newark on Trent in Nottinghamshire.
Newberg Jewish (Americanized)
Americanized form of Neuberg, an ornamental Jewish name meaning "new mountain" in German.
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.
Newcomer English (American)
Nickname for a person who was new to a town or location, from Old English niwe meaning "new" and cumen meaning "to come".
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 romanization of Wei.
Ngai Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Ni.
Ngamnaimuang Thai
The surname "งามในเมือง" is used after the place they was born Nai Muang District in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand.
Ngurakahayo Fuliru (Modern, Rare)
The name ngurakahayo is an ancenstors fuliru name, the meaning of the name is so powerful if u name your Child ,the meaning is powerful, champion, done , finish, end.
Nhâm Vietnamese
Vietnamese for Ren.
Nhan Vietnamese
Vietnamese: unexplained.
Nhiếp Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (Niè) meaning "Whisper".
Ni Chinese
From Chinese 倪 (ní) referring to the ancient territory of Ni, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now the Shandong province.
Niang Western African, Wolof
Refers to a member of the Deme, a Wolof clan whose symbol is the donkey.
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)"... [more]
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.
Nicasio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Nicasio.
Nice English
From the English word 'nice', meaning "kind".
Nice French
From Nice, in France.
Nichter German, Yiddish
Possibly means "negator, negate" from Middle High German nicht meaning "not", or "sober", from Middle High German nüchter. Perhaps it originally denoted a person who was a philosopher, judge, or bartender.
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.
Nicodemou Greek (Cypriot)
Variant transcription of Νικοδήμου (see Nikodimou), a patronymic from the genitive form of Nikodimos... [more]
Nicolae Romanian
From the given name Nicolae.
Nicolaou Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Nikolaou chiefly used in Cyprus.
Nicolás Spanish
From the given name Nicolás.
Nicolàs Catalan
From the given name Nicolàs.
Nicolau Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
From the given name Nicolau.
Nicolay German, French
From the given name Nicolay, a form of Nicholas through Russian Nikolay... [more]
Nicoletti Italian
From the given name Nicola 1.
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.
Niedermeier German, German (Austrian)
Occupational name for a farmer who had a farm lower than the neighboring one(s). This surname and its variant spellings are common to Austria and Bavaria, Germany.
Niedermeyer German, Dutch
Distinguishing name for a farmer (see Meyer) who had a farm lower (Middle High German nider(e)) than the neighboring one(s).
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.
Niemiec Polish
Means "German" in Polish.
Niemitalo Finnish
Finnish surname derived from the words "Niemi" meaning "peninsula,cape" and "talo" meaning "house"
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]