Submitted Surnames Starting with O

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OLIVAS Catalan
Variant spelling of Olives, habitational name from Olives in Girona province, or a topographic name from the plural of Oliva.
Catalan: variant spelling of the topographic name Oliveres, from the plural of olivera ‘olive tree’, or a habitational name from Las Oliveras in Murcia province.
OLIVIA English
From the given name of Olivia
OLL Estonian
Oll is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from the masculine give name "Olev".
OLLIS English
Unexplained surname found in records of Bristol and Bath.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Esteribar.
OLLOQUI Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of OLLOKI.
OLLSON English
Variant of OLSSON or OLSEN.
OLMRE Estonian
Olmre is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "olme" meaning "household".
OLMSTEAD English (British)
Comes from the Old French ermite "hermit" and Old English stede "place".... [more]
Irish Gaelic form of O'LAUGHLIN.
Derived from lon ("blackbird") and a diminutive combined with O ("grandson; male descendant").
Habitational name for someone from places called Olszany or Olszanica, named with Polish olsza meaning "alder".
Patronymic form of the Old Norse personal name "Anleifr", or "Oluf", which is composed of the elements "ans", god and "leifr", a relic.
OLUMETS Estonian
Olumets is an Estonian surname meaning "existing forest".
ÖLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and lund "groove".
Means "daughter of ÖLVIR" in Icelandic.
OLYMPIOU Greek (Cypriot)
Means "son of Olympios" in Greek. A famous bearer is the Greek Cypriot singer Despina Olympiou.
Means "descendant of MAICÍN".
O'MAHER Irish (Rare)
This name comes from the Irish surname 'Meachair' which means hospitality. ... [more]
Means "descendant of MAICÍN".
OMAÑA Leonese (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of OUMAÑA.
Meaning, ‘descendant of Maoléidigh’, a byname composed of the elements maol ‘chief’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.
OMAR Arabic, Somali
Variant transcription of UMAR.
O'MARA Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meadhra "descendant of Meadhair" a personal name derived from meadhair "mirth".
ÖMƏROV Azerbaijani
Means "son of ÖMƏR".
OMAROV Kazakh, Dagestani, Avar, Dargin, Azerbaijani, Turkmen
Variant transcription of UMAROV.
O'MARR Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
This surname originated from the name 'Maher'. The O' means 'grandson of'. ... [more]
Means "son of OMAR (1)" in Pashto.
ÕMBLUS Estonian
Õmblus is an Estonian surname meaning "seam" and "stitching".
Variant of O'MARA.
This name migrates from Russia/Belarus and has also been found in the Island of Cyprus. The name could be attributed to the surname 'Damon' disapearing as there was a 'Damon' family in the 1600's with locations unknown... [more]
Derived from OMER.
Derived from OMER and beg, a title of Turko-Mongol origin meaning ''chief'' or ''commander''.
Means "son of OMER".
Meaning ‘descendant of Miadhach’, a byname meaning ‘honorable’.
Form of Milligan.
OMNES Basque
Of uncertain origin. Possibly from a word meaning “everyone” or “all”
OMORI Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 森 (mori) "forest," "woods."
It literally mean’s "Munsterman’s descendant".
Anglicized form Gaelic Ó Maol Fábhail meaning "descendent of MAOLFÁBHAIL".
OMURA Japanese
O means "Big, Huge, Great" and Mura means "Hamlet, Village". A notable bearer would be Masujiro Omura. He was a theorist and leader in the military.
From the name Omur (the Kyrgyz form of UMAR) or the Kyrgyz word өмүр (ömür) meaning "life, breath" combined with the name ALI (1).
OÑA Castilian
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ONAI Shona
Onai means "See, observe". #It is a name that calls the hearer to see or observe that which happened".
From Turkish oynas which means "Lover".
Ó NEACHTAIN Ancient Irish
Meaning "(descendant) of NECHTAN."
O'NEIL Irish
Variant of O'NEAL.
From a form of the given name HUMPHREY.
ONG Estonian
Ong is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "õng", meaning "fishing rod/hook".
ONG English
From the old english word geong which also gives us the well more known version of the name, YOUNG... [more]
ONG Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of WANG (1).
It is a form of the Shona name VONGAI.
ÖNGO Estonian
Öngo is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "õng", meaning "fishing rod/pole" or from the village of Õngu in Hiiu County.
ŌNISHI Japanese
Alternate transcription of ONISHI.
ONISHI Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 西 (nishi) meaning "west".
ONNA Estonian
Onna is an Estonian surname derived from "onn", meaning "cabin" and "shack".
Õnnepalu is an Estonian surname meaning "benefic/happy heath".
ÕNNIS Estonian
Õnnis is an Estonian surname meaning "blessed".
ONNO Estonian
Onno is an Estonian surname derived from "onu" meaning "uncle".
ŌNO Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (oo) "big" and 野 (no) "field," "area."
ONODERA Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small", 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness" and 寺 (tera) meaning "temple".
ONOUE Japanese
From the Japanese 尾 (o) "tail" and 上 (ue) "above" (the possessive particle ノ (no) is not always written down but is always included when the name is spoken aloud).
ONYILOGWU Nigerian (Rare), Igbo (Rare)
Possibly means "he who is invulnerable to dark magic" in Igbo.
ÖÖBIK Estonian
Ööbik is an Estonian surname meaning "nightingale".
OOI Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of HUANG.
From Japanese 大 (oo) meaning "big", 河 (kou) meaning "river" and 内 (chi) meaning "inside".
OOL Estonian
Ool is an Estonia surname, possibly a corruption of "õlu", meaning "ale"; or "all", meaning "below".
OOMS Dutch
Derived from Dutch oom "uncle".
OORULL Estonian
Oorull is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "oot (esker)" and "rull" meaning "roller".
Means "not a thief", derived from Tuvan оор (oor) meaning "thief, burglar" combined with чок (chok) meaning "not, no".
ÖÖSALU Estonian
Öösalu is an Estonian surname meaning "night grove".
Oosterhuis is a Dutch surname meaning "eastern house".
OOSTHUIZEN South African
Came from a village in the Dutch province of North Holland.
From the Dutch words oost meaning "East" and wal meaning "shore" or "bank".
OOT Estonian
Oot is an Estonian surname meaning "tsk". Also, possiblt derived from "Ott", a masculine given name meaning "bear".
OOTANI Japanese
From Japanese 大 (oo) meaning "big" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
OOTONO Japanese (Rare)
Oo means "Big, Great, Large, Huge",etc. and tono is a very respectful honorific that is outdated and literally means "Lord" in Japanese. Regardless of how archaic it sounds, this last name is still used by families in Japan, even though it rarely ever occurs.
ÖÖVEL Estonian
Öövel is an Estonian surname, a derivation of "hööve" meaning "plane" and "jointer", or "röövel" meaning "gunman", "robber" and "bandit".
OOY Indonesian
Indonesian spelling of HUANG, based on Hokkien OOI.
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Opalenica, Nowy Tomyśl County.
OPEL German
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
OPER Estonian
Oper is an Estonian surname meaning "opera".
OPHEL English
19th century name from the Cambridgeshire area. Probably derived from Oldfield. Variants include Opheld, Oful and Offel.... [more]
OPHIR Hebrew
From the given name OPHIR. Ophir (or OFIR) is originally a biblical place name. In the days of KING SOLOMON, Ophir was metioned as the name of a land, full of abudant natural treasures such as gold, silver, etc.
OPIE English, Cornish
From the medieval personal name Oppy or Obby, a diminutive of such names as OSBERT, OSBORN, and OSBALD... [more]
ÖPIK Estonian
Öpik is an Estonian surname meaning "textbook" or "manual".
OPP German
Generally considered a (very) contracted form of given names that contained the Old High German element od "fortune; wealth" (or a variant thereof) and a second element that began with or contained the letter B, for example Audobald.
OPPARA Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting an agricultural occupation.
OPPEGÅRD Norwegian
Habitational name meaning "upper farm". Derived from Old Norse uppi "upper" and garðr "farm, yard". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway. ... [more]
OPREA Romanian
From the given name OPREA.
O'PREY Irish
From the Irish Gaelic Á Preith or Ó Preith meaning "of the cattle spoil".
ʻŌPŪNUI Hawaiian
From the given name ʻŌPŪNUI.
ORA Albanian (Modern, Rare), Various
Means "time" in Albanian. A famous bearer is British singer RITA Ora (b. 1990).
ORACION Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Spanish oración meaning "sentence" or "prayer".
Means "lost son" from Pashto ورک (worak) meaning "lost" and زوی (zoy) meaning "son".
ORANGE Medieval English, Medieval French, English
Derived from the medieval female name, or directly from the French place name. First used with the modern spelling in the 17th century, apparently due to William, Prince of Orange, who later became William III... [more]
means "orange" in Dutch, in reference to the Dutch Royal Family
ORAV Estonian
Orav is an Estonian surname meaning "squirrel".
Means "son of ORAZGELDI" in Turkmen.
ORAZOW Turkmen
Means "son of ORAZ".
From a village in Lincolnshire, England originally called Orby and later Orreby that is derived from a Scandinavian personal name Orri- and the Scandinavian place element -by which means "a farmstead or small settlement."
ORCHARD English, Scottish
English: topographic name for someone who lived by an orchard, or a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower, from Middle English orchard.... [more]
ORCUTT English
Perhaps a much altered spelling of Scottish URQUHART used predominantly in Staffordshire, England.
ORCZY Hungarian
Was the surname of a family of Hungarian nobility (including Baroness Emmuska Orczy, author of *The Scarlet Pimpernel*) originating from the village Orczi (now called Orci).
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Muxika in the Comarca of Busturialdea-Urdaibai.
ORDUÑA Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of URDUÑA.
English name meaning "spear strength".
ORELIAS Nigerian (Latinized, Modern, Rare), Italian (Tuscan), Venetian
Means "golden", when coupled with a first name becomes "the golden". Varied from Orelia, "golden".... [more]
ÖREN Turkish
Means "ruin, ruins" in Turkish.
OREN Hebrew
From the given name OREN.
ORG Estonian
Org is an Estonian surname meaning "valley".
ORGAN English
Metonymic occupational name for a player of a musical instrument (any musical instrument, not necessarily what is now known as an organ), from Middle English organ (Old French organe, Late Latin organum ‘device’, ‘(musical) instrument’, Greek organon ‘tool’, from ergein ‘to work or do’).
ORGAN English
From a rare medieval personal name, attested only in the Latinized forms Organus (masculine) and ORGANA (feminine).
ORGANA Popular Culture
This is the surname of Princess LEIA from the 'Star Wars' movies.
ORGERON French (Cajun)
From the Norman French family name Orger, which is a abbreviated form of the ancient Norman name Orglander.
ORGLA Estonian
Orgla is an Estonian surname meaning "valley area".
ORGMAA Estonian
Orgmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "valley land".
ORGMETS Estonian
Orgmets is an Estonian surname meaning "valley forest".
Orgussaar is an Estonian surname meaning "valley island".
Means "family of O'Ringer".
From Irish Ó Ríoghbhárdáin meaning "descendant of Ríoghbhardán" (see RÓRDÁN).
ORITZ Basque
Habitational name from Oritz, a town in Navarre province.
The name orlaigh means golden lady/princess. Usually spelt Orla or Orlaith and rarely spelt orlaigh. its a first name, not a surname
From France. Middle ages??
ORLEY Dutch, Flemish, English
A surname of uncertain origin found among the Dutch, Flemish and English. In England the name is primarily found in Yorkshire and Devon. Orley may be an adapted form of a French name D'Orley or a nickname for ORLANDO... [more]
Habitational name for someone from a place called Orlikowo in Łomża voivodeship.
ORLOVA Russian
Feminine spelling of ORLOV.
ORMAY English (American)
Believed to be the Americanization of the last name Ormoi from Hungary.
ÖRN Swedish
Means "eagle" in Swedish.
Hebrew, Jewish, Judah...
Feminine form is Orologa
OROÑA Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Santo Ourente de Entíns in the municipality of Outes.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
Means "descendant of Ruairc", a pre-9th-century Norse personal name. A famous bearer was child actress Heather O'Rourke (1975-1988).
OROWITZ Jewish, German
The name comes from a famous Rabbinical dynasty.... [more]
From a combination of the given name ORAZ of Turkic origin meaning "happiness, joy" and ALI (1).
OROZCO Spanish, Basque
Comes from the Bilbao province in the Basque region of Spain.
ORPAZ Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name ORPAZ, means "golden light" in Hebrew.
ORPIN English
Means "herbalist" (from Middle English orpin "yellow stonecrop", a plant prescribed by medieval herbalists for healing wounds). A variant spelling was borne by British painter Sir William Orpen (1878-1931).
ORR Scottish
This is an old name of Renfrewshire area of Scotland. The origins could be French or Norwegian (Viking) from more man 1000 years ago. What is known is that Orr is a place name and a sept of the Campbell clan... [more]
ORRELS Medieval English
Means "Ore hill", likely for iron ore miners. From the Old English ora, meaning "ore" and hyll, meaning hill.... [more]
ORRIS English
This unusual and interesting name is of Italian, Latin origin, and derives from one of the earliest Roman names, "Horatius". The name is thought to mean something connected with "hora", the Latin for "hour", but the original meaning has been lost... [more]
ORRO Estonian
Orro is an Estonian surname, probably derived from the prefix "oro-", relating to "hill" ("mäe") and "mountain" ("mägi"); "mountainous" or "hilly".
ORSI Italian
Patronymic or plural form of ORSO. It may also be an Italianized form of Slovenian Uršic, metronymic from the female personal name Urša, short form of Uršula (Latin Ursula), or a patronymic from the male personal name Urh, Slovenian vernacular form of Ulrik, German Udalrich
ORTIS Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of ORTIZ.
It means "old agricultural garden".
ORU Estonian
Oru is an Estonian surname derived from "org" meaning "valley".
Meaning, 'son of RUADHAGÁIN."
Meaning, ‘descendant of RUARC.’
ORUÇ Turkish
From Turkish oruç meaning ''fast, to abstain from food''.
ORUČ Bosnian
Derived from the Turkish ORUÇ.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gautegiz-Arteaga.
ORUJÄRV Estonian
Orujärv is an Estonian surname meaning "valley lake".
ORUMAA Estonian
Orumaa is an Estonian surname derived from "org ("valley") and "maa" ("land").
ORUSAAR Estonian
Orusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "valley island".
ORUSALU Estonian
Orusalu is an Estonian surname meaning "valley grove".
Means "Russian boy" in Tuvan, from Tuvan орус (orus) meaning "Russian (person)" combined with оол (ool) "son, boy".
ORUVEE Estonian
Oruvee is an Estonian surname meaning "valley water".
Used by Roland Orzabal.
Polish from Orzech meaning "hazelnut", someone who is living by a hazelnut tree or a nickname for someone with light brown hair.
ŌSAKA Japanese
From the Japanese city "大坂".
OSAKA Japanese
O means "Big" and Saka means "Hill, Slope".
OSAKI Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 崎, 埼, 﨑 or 岬 (saki) "peninsula," "cape" or 嵜 (saki) "steep," "promontory."
OSAKO Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, large" combined with 迫 (sako) meaning "imperative".... [more]
OSAS Somali
Variant of OSSAS
OSATO Japanese
O means "Big" and Sato means "Hamlet, Village, Town".
ŌSAWA Japanese
Alternate transcription of OSAWA.
OSAWA Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
OSBORN English
From the given name OSBORN.
Means "grandson of SEANACHAN". Alternatively, may be derived from Gaelic seanachaidh, meaning "skilled storyteller".
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Valle de Mena.
OSEI Western African
Very popular surname in Ghana.
OSGOOD English, Jewish
English: Old Norse personal name Asgautr, composed of the elements as'god'+the tribal name Gaul. This was established in England before the Conquest, in the late old English forms Osgot or Osgod and was later reinforce by the Norman Ansgot.... [more]
O'SHEERAN Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of either Ó Sírín or Ó Síoráin meaning "descendant of Sírín" and "descendant of Síoráin" respectively. Sírín and Síoráin are variants of the same name, both are derived from a diminutive of síor meaning "long-lasting".
ŌSHIMA Japanese
Alternate transcription of OSHIMA.
OSHIMA Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
Proper, non-Anglicized form of SHEEHAN.
OSIPOV Russian
Means "son of OSIP".
OSIS Latvian
Meaning "ash tree".
Means "son of OSKAR".
OSLER English
Possibly derived from Ostler (from the the Norman 'Hostelier') meaning clerk or bookkeeper. First used in England after the Norman invasion of 1066. Surname of a 19th cent... [more]
OSMAN Arabic, Bengali
From the given name UTHMAN.
Derived from OSMAN.
OSMANI Albanian
Very common last name in Albania and in the rest of Europe to
Means ''son of OSMAN''.
OSMAR English
Variant of HOSMER.
OSMEÑA Filipino, Cebuano (Hispanicized)
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a Spanish form of the Arabic name UTHMAN. A notable bearer was Sergio Osmeña (1878-1961), the fourth president of the Philippines.
Meaning unknown.
From a combination of the given names OSMON and ALI (1).
OSMOND English
From the given name OSMOND
Means “son of OSMON”.
Means "son of OSPAN".
OSS English (American)
Americanized Varient of Aas
ÕSSO Estonian
Õsso is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "õsuma" meaning "shear".
OSSOLA Italian
Likely a habitational name from an area in the Verbano-Cusio-Ossola province in Northern Italy.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Ossolin.
ÖST Swedish
Means "east" in Swedish.
From the given name OSTAP.
ØSTBY Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads in Norway named Østby or Austby. Derived from Old Norse aust "east" and býr "farm, village".
ÖSTER Swedish
Swedish form of ØSTER.
OSTERDAY American (Germanized, Rare)
One day in Germany there was a male infant left on the steps to a church. When someone found the baby on the steps, they decided to name him Oster because that day was the day of Easter. Easter in German is Oster... [more]
From the town of Oosterhout,, meaning "East Wood", as it is located nearby forests in the east of the Netherlands. Primary modern usage is in the United States can be traced back to Jan Jensen van Oosterhoudt, who immigrated to New Amsterdam in the 17th Century, and has been generally been simplified to Osterhout, where the O is pronounced as "AW"... [more]
ÖSTERREICH German (Austrian)
The German name for Austria, meaning "eastern kingdom".
ÖSTERREICHER German, German (Austrian)
Means "One from Austria", "the Austrian".
I was told that this surname in native Austria originates as follows. Oster means East, reich means kingdom, with er meaning native of. In old Austria there were six kingdoms, with the East one being the largest with the seat of government there... [more]
ØSTHAGEN Norwegian
An uncommon Norwegian surname of uncertain origin. It is most likely a locational name, derived from Norwegian øst, 'east' and hagen, 'enclosure'. ... [more]
Combination of Swedish öst "east" and lund "groove".
Translated as "from the east border." The name may have been originally borne by one who lived near the eastern border of a town, province, or country.
ÖSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and ström "stream, river".
OSTROM English (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Swedish ÖSTRÖM.
OSTRUM English (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Swedish ÖSTRÖM.
OSWALD English
From the given name Oswald.
OSWALT English
From the given name OSWALD.
OSY Nigerian
From Imo, Nigeria
OTA Japanese
From the Japanese 太 (o) "fat," "thick," 大 (o) "big" or 多 (o) "many" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta, da or o) "many." Note that 多多 would be read "Tada."
ŌTAKA Japanese
This surname combines 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) meaning "big, large" with 高 (kou, taka, taka.i, taka.maru, taka.meru, -daka) meaning "expensive, high, tall," 鷹 (ou, you, taka) meaning "hawk," 孝 (kyou, kou, taka) meaning "child's respect, filial piety," 嵩 (shuu, suu, kasa,, taka.i) meaning "be aggravated, grow bulky, grow worse, swell" or 貴 (ki, tatto.i, tatto.bu, touto.i, touto.bu, taka) meaning "esteem, honour, precious, prize, value."... [more]
OTAKI Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 瀧 or 滝 (taki) "waterfall."
ŌTANI Japanese
Variant transcription of OOTANI.
OTANI Japanese
Variant transcription of OOTANI.
OTERO Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
OTHONOS Greek (Cypriot)
Comes from Όθων meaning "Otto" in Greek.
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