Submitted Surnames Starting with O

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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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.
Oppedisano Italian
Italian: habitational name for someone from Oppido Mamertino in Reggio Calabria, so named from Latin oppidum ‘fortified place’, ‘stronghold’. The original settlement was destroyed by an earthquake in 1783 ; it was rebuilt on a site further south.
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".
Opstad Norwegian
Norwegian: habitational name from any of ten farmsteads in southeastern Norway named Olstad, from a contracted form of Old Norse Ólafsstaðir, from the personal name Ólaf + staðir, plural of staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.
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 Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish oración meaning "sentence, prayer".
Orahovac Montenegrin
Derived from orah (орах), meaning "walnut".
Orakzai Pashto
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]
Oranje Dutch
means "orange" in Dutch, in reference to the Dutch Royal Family
Orav Estonian
Orav is an Estonian surname meaning "squirrel".
Orazgeldiyew Turkmen
Means "son of Orazgeldi" in Turkmen.
Orazio Italian
From the given name Orazio
Orazow Turkmen
Means "son of Oraz".
Orbison English
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).
Ord English, English (American)
Ord is an English descent surname that also has Gaelic roots. It's also short for many English surnames that end with "Ord". people include US Army general Edward Ord who practiced in California and had many street names after him.
Ordorika Basque
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.
Ordwald English
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 Jewish
From the given name Oren.
Oreste Italian
From the given name Oreste
Orfanov Russian
Derived from Greek ὀρφανός (orphanos) meaning "orphan".
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 Estonian
Orgussaar is an Estonian surname meaning "valley island".
Oriente Italian
From the given name Oriente
O'Ringer Irish
Means "family of O'Ringer".
Ó Ríoghbhárdáin Irish
Proper, un-Anglicized form of O'Riordan.
O'Riordan Irish
From Irish Ó Ríoghbhárdáin meaning "descendant of Ríoghbhardán" (see Rórdán).
Oritz Basque
Habitational name from Oritz, a town in Navarre province.
Orlaigh Irish
The name orlaigh means golden lady/princess. Usually spelt Orla or Orlaith and rarely spelt orlaigh. its a first name, not a surname
Orleans French
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]
Orlikowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Orlikowo in Łomża voivodeship.
Orloff Russian
Jewish ornamental of Orlov.
Orlova Russian
Feminine spelling of Orlov.
Orłowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Orłów, Orłowo or Orły, all derived from Polish orzeł meaning "eagle".
Ormay English (American)
Believed to be the Americanization of the last name Ormoi from Hungary.
Örn Swedish
Means "eagle" in Swedish.
Ornelas Jewish
Hebrew, Jewish, Judah...
Ornstein Jewish
Ornamental name composed of a variant of Horn (in regions where Yiddish has no h) + stein ‘stone’.
Orologas Greek
Means "watchmaker" in Greek.
Oroña Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Santo Ourente de Entíns in the municipality of Outes.
Orona Spanish
Spanish: habitational name from a town of this name in Burgos province.
Oronoz Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
Orosco Spanish, Basque
Variant of Orozco. Means "place of the holly trees" from oros meaning "holly tree" and the suffix -ko suggesting place. Also believed to have been derived from Latin orosius meaning "the son of bringer of wisdom".
O'rourke Irish
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]
Orozaliev Kyrgyz
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".
Orry English
1 English: unexplained.... [more]
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
Ørsted Danish
A notable bearer was Hans Christian Ørsted (1777-1851), a Danish physicist and chemist.
Ortis Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Ortiz.
Ortuzar Basque
It means "old agricultural garden".
Oru Estonian
Oru is an Estonian surname derived from "org" meaning "valley".
Ó Ruadhagáin Irish
Meaning, 'son of Ruadhagáin."
Ó Ruairc Irish
Meaning, ‘descendant of Ruarc.’
Oruç Turkish
From Turkish oruç meaning ''fast, to abstain from food''.
Oruč Bosnian
Derived from the Turkish Oruç.
Orueta Basque
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".
Orus-ool Tuvan
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".
Oryschak Ukrainian
Refers to someone from the village of Oryshkivsti in Ternopil Oblast in present-day Western Ukraine.
Orzabal Spanish
Used by Roland Orzabal.
Orzechowski Polish
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 Japanese 逢 (o) meaning "meeting, encounter" and 坂 (saka) meaning "slope".
Ōsaka Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 坂 (saka) meaning "slope".
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.
Oscar English
From the given name Oscar.
Ó Seanachain Irish
Means "grandson of Seanachan". Alternatively, may be derived from Gaelic seanachaidh, meaning "skilled storyteller".
Oseguera Spanish
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]
Oshana Assyrian
Derived from the given name Oshana, meaning "Palm Sunday, palm tree" in Assyrian.
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
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
Oshima Japanese
Alternate transcription of Ōshima.
Ó Síochána Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Sheehan.
Ó Siodhachain Irish
Means "descendant of Siodhach"
Ó Síoráin Irish
Means "descendant of Síoráin"
Osipov Russian
Means "son of Osip".
Ó Sírín Irish
Means "descendant of Sírín"
Osis Latvian
Meaning "ash tree".
Oskarsson Swedish
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.
Osmanagić Bosnian
Derived from Osman.
Osmani Albanian
Very common last name in Albania and in the rest of Europe to
Osmanović Bosnian
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.
Osmochescu Romanian
Meaning unknown.
Osmonaliev Kyrgyz
From a combination of the given names Osmon and Ali 1.
Osmond English
From the given name Osmond
Osmonov Kyrgyz
Means “son of Osmon”.
Osorio Spanish
From the given name Osorio.
Ospanov Kazakh
Means "son of Ospan".
Ó Spealáin Irish
Means "descendant of Spealán"
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.
Ossoliński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Ossolin.
Öst Swedish
Means "east" in Swedish.
Ostapenko Ukrainian
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]
Osterhout Dutch
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".
Osterreicher German
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]
Ostiguy Basque, French
Worn Quebec (Ostéguy variant), the name is visibly Basque and assumes initially a Ostegi form, which could designate a place where the foliage is abundant (osteo = + -egi sheet suffix). Alternatively, place the cold, cold house (Ortz, otz, followed -egi or -tegi).
Östlund Swedish
Combination of Swedish öst "east" and lund "groove".
Östman Swedish
Combination of Swedish öst "east" and man "man".
Ostojić Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Ostoja".
Ostrander Dutch
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.
Osvaldo Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
From the given name Osvaldo.
Oswald English
From the given name Oswald.
Oswalt English
From the given name Oswald.
Osy Nigerian
From Imo, Nigeria
Ōta Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" or 太 (o) meaning "plump, fat, thick" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
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, kasa.mu, 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]
Ōtaki Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 滝 or 瀧 (taki) meaning "waterfall".
Ōtani Japanese
Variant transcription of Ootani.
Otani Japanese
Variant transcription of Ootani.
Otarashvili Georgian
Means "son of Otar".
Óðinsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Óðinn" in Icelandic.
Óðinsson Icelandic
Means "son of Óðinn" in Icelandic.
Othonos Greek (Cypriot)
Comes from Όθων meaning "Otto" in Greek.
O' Tolan Irish
The meaning of the name is unclear, but it seems to derive from the pre 13th century Gaelic O' Tuathalain suggesting that it was probably religious and may translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
Otonari Japanese
This surname combines 乙 (itsu, otsu, oto-, kinoto) meaning "duplicate, strange, the latter, witty" or 音 (in, on, -non, oto, ne) meaning "noise, sound" with 成 (jou, sei, na.su, -na.su, na.ru, nari) meaning "become, elapse, get, grow, reach, turn into."
O’toole British
O'Toole, along with Toole, comes from the Irish O Tuathail. This derives from the personal name Tuathal, meaning "ruler of the people", used by many Irish kings and heroes and accordingly incorporated into a surname in a number of distinct areas, among them south Ulster, Mayo and Kildare.
Ó Toráin Irish
Meaning, ‘descendant of Torán’, a personal name formed from a diminutive of tor ‘lord’, ‘hero’, ‘champion’.
O’toran Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Toráin ‘descendant of Torán’, a personal name formed from a diminutive of tor ‘lord’, ‘hero’, ‘champion’.
Otradovec Czech
Habitational name for someone from any of four places in Bohemia called Otradov or Otradovice.
Ó Troighthigh Irish
Means "descendant of Troightheach"
Ots Estonian
Ots is an Estonian surname meaning "cusp" or "tip".
Otsalt Estonian
Otsalt is an Estonian surname meaning "end(s) under/below".
Otsla Estonian
Otsla is an Estonian surname meaning "cusp/tip area".
Ōtsubo Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 坪 (tsubo), a traditional unit of measurement equivalent to approximately 3.306 square metres.
Otsubo Japanese
Alternate transcription of Ōtsubo.
Otsuka Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" or 太 (o) "fat," "thick" and 塚 (tsuka) "mound."
Ōtsuki Japanese
This surname combines 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) "large, big" with 月 (gatsu, getsu, tsuki) meaning "moon, month," 槻 (ki, tsuki) meaning "Zelkova tree," 築 (chiku, kizu.ku, tsuki) meaning "build, construct, fabricate," 附 (fu, tsu.ku, tsu.keru) meaning "affixed, append, attach" or 即 (soku, sunawa.chi, tsu.ku, tsu.keru) meaning "adapt, agree, as is, conform, instant, namely." It can also be used to combine 王 (ou, -nou) meaning "king, magnate, rule" and 月.... [more]
Otsus Estonian
Ostus is an Estonian surname meaning "decision" or "resolution".
Ōtsutsuki Popular Culture
This surname is used as 大筒木 with 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) "large, big," 筒 (tou, tsutsu) meaning "cylinder, gun barrel, pipe, sleeve, tube" and 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."... [more]
Ottaviani Italian
From the given name Ottaviano.
Ottaviano Italian
From the given name Ottaviano
Ottavio Italian
From the given name Ottavio
Otte German
Otte was given to someone who lived in Bavaria, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging medieval society. The name Otte evolved from the Old German personal name Ott, a name of Emperors, made famous by Otto the Great (912-973), Holy Roman emperor.
Otter English
An otter is a type of animal
Ottmar German
From the given name Ottmar.
Ottoman Turkish
From a Latin form (through French) of the Turkish given name Osman, itself from Arabic Uthman... [more]
Ottósdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ottó" in Icelandic.
Ottósson Icelandic
Means "son of Ottó" in Icelandic.
Ottoway English
From the Norman male personal names Otoïs, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "wealth-wide" or "wealth-wood", and Otewi, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "wealth-war".
O' Tuathalain Irish
May translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
O' Twolan Irish
The meaning of the name is unclear, but it seems to derive from the pre 13th century Gaelic O' Tuathalain suggesting that it was probably religious and may translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
Otxaran Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zalla.
Ou Chinese
From Chinese 欧 (ōu) referring to Mount Sheng in present-day Huzhou, China. According to legend, this name (along with the compound name Ouyang containing this character) was adopted by the descendants of a prince from the Yue state who settled in the area around the mountain.
Ouahabi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ouahab.
Ouahmed Berber, Northern African
Kabyle name meaning "son of Ahmed", from the Berber prefix ou- meaning "son (of)" combined with the Arabic name Ahmed (chiefly Algerian).
Ouazzani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Denotes someone originally from Ouazzane, a town in northern Morocco.
Oubeid Western African
Mauritanian variant of Obeid (see Ubayd).
Oudenhoven Dutch
Derived from Dutch oude "old" and hoeve "farm; farmstead; manor". As a surname it is derived from one of the many places of this name, for example in Menen, Passendale, Steenvoorde, Steenwerk, Broekburg or Godewaardsvelde.
Oudomsouk Lao
From Lao ອຸດົມ (oudom) meaning "abundant, plentiful" or "superior, supreme, excellent" and ສຸກ (souk) meaning "happiness, pleasure, joy".
Õue Estonian
Õue is an Estonian surname meaning "outdoors".
Ouellette French (Quebec)
Canadian spelling of French (Norman and Champenois) Ouilet, from a Frenchified form of Willet, a pet form of William.
Õuemaa Estonian
Õuemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "courtyard".
Õuemets Estonian
Õuemets is an Estonian surname meaning "open forest".
Ouertani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Found mainly in Tunisia.
Oueslati Arabic (Maghrebi)
Habitational name for someone from the village of Oueslatia in northern Tunisia.
Oumaña Leonese
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous comarca of the province of Llión.
Õun Estonian
Õun is an Estonian surname meaning "apple".
Õunapuu Estonian
Õunapuu is an Estonian surname meaning "apple tree".
Õunloo Estonian
Õunloo is an Estonian surname meaning "apple swathe/wood row".
Õunroos Estonian
Õunroos is an Estonian surname meaning "apple rose".