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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
QAMARUrdu
From the given name Qamar.
QAMOAlbanian
Comes from Ancient Greek.
QARAYEVAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Garayev.
QASIMOVAzerbaijani
Means "son of Qasim".
QASSABIndian, Muslim
Means "butcher".
QAYYUMUrdu
Derived from Arabic قيوم (qayyum) meaning "subsistence, independent, sustainer".
QINChinese
From Chinese 秦 (qín) referring to the ancient state of Qin, which existed from 221 BC to 206 BC in what is now the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces.
QINGChinese
From Chinese 青 (qīng) meaning "blue, green, young".
QUAASGerman
Nickname for a big eater, from Middle Low German quās meaning "guzzling", "feasting".
QUÁCHVietnamese
Vietnamese form of Guo, from Sino-Vietnamese 郭 (quách) meaning "outer part (of a city)".
QUACKENBUSHDutch (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Dutch Quackenbosch, a topographic name from Dutch quaak ‘swamp’ (cognate with the English word quagmire) + bosch ‘woodland’, ‘wilderness’.
QUADEIrish, German
As an Irish surname, it is a variant of Quaid.... [more]
QUADERERGerman
Nickname for someone stocky, from Middle High German quader meaning "building stone".
QUAIDIrish
Reduced form of McQuaid.
QUANChinese
Of the Quan village
QUANDTGerman, History
From Middle Low German quant "prankster, joker". ... [more]
QUANTRELLEnglish
From a medieval nickname for an elegantly or flamboyantly dressed person (from Middle English quointerel "dandy, fop", from quointe "known, knowledgeable, crafty, elegant").
QUARRYEnglish
From Middle English quarey "quarry", a topographic name for someone who lived near a stone quarry, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one. ... [more]
QUARTERMAINEnglish
From a medieval nickname for a very dextrous person, or for someone who habitually wore gloves (from Old French quatremains, literally "four hands"). A fictional bearer of the surname is Allan Quartermain, the hero of 'King Solomon's Mines' (1886) and other adventure novels by H. Rider Haggard... [more]
QUARTERMAINEEnglish
Variant of Quartermain. This surname was borne by British actor Leon Quartermaine (1876-1967).
QUARTEYWestern African, Ga
Ga surname of unknown meaning.
QUARTZGerman
The name refers to the common mineral "quartz"
QUASTGerman
habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany. metonymic occupational name for a barber or nickname for someone who wore a conspicuous tassel or feather, from Middle Low German, Middle High German quast(e) "tuft", "tassel", "brush", also "fool".
QUAYLEEnglish, Irish, Scottish, Manx
Meaning, "son of Paul." When the name originates from Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland it is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic Mac Phàil (Scottish) Mac Phóil (Irish) Mac Phaayl (Manx) meaning "son of Pàil / Póil / Paayl"... [more]
QUENBYEnglish
English: of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Quarmby, a habitational name from a place so called in West Yorkshire.
QUENNELLEnglish
From the medieval female personal name Quenilla, from Old English Cwēnhild, literally "woman-battle". This was borne by Peter Quennell (1905-1993), a British poet, critic and historian.
QUERCIAItalian (Rare)
From the Latin quercus "oak".
QUESADASpanish
Habitational name from Quesada, a place in Jaén province. The place name is of uncertain derivation; there may be some connection with Old Spanish requexada meaning "corner", "tight spot".
QUESTEDEnglish (British)
English surname of uncertain origin, possibly derived from the lost village of Questers.
QUETZGerman
German family name originating from the town of Quetz (today Quetzdölsdorf).... [more]
QUEZADASpanish
Probably a variant of Quesada.
QUEZONFilipino, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain, possibly a variant of Quizon or of Spanish origin.... [more]
QUICHOCHOChamorro
Chamorro for "to take out from hiding"
QUILLIrish
Quill or Quille is an anglicised version of the Irish surnames Ó Cuill, Coll, Coill, and O'Coill (Ó Coill), all of which mean wood, forest or shrub Hazel Tree. The Coill clan are believed to be a bardic family from Munster, particularly Kerry and Cork... [more]
QUILLEIrish
Variation of Quill.
QUINEnglish
Variant of Quinn.
QUINENEChamorro
Chamorro for "to take away"
QUINLEYEnglish, Scottish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Apparently an altered form of Scottish McKinley or a reduced form of Irish McQuinnelly, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coingheallaigh or Ó Coingheallaigh ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.
QUINTOAragonese, Spanish, Catalan, Italian
Habitational surname for a person from a place called Quinto, for example in Zaragoza province. However, the high concentration of the surname in Alacant province suggests that, in some cases at least, it may derive from the personal name Quinto (from Latin Quintus denoting the fifth-born child or Catalan quinto "young soldier").... [more]
QUIROGAGalician
This indicates familial origin within the municipality of the same name.
QUISLINGNorwegian
A treacherous person who sides with opposing forces, this meaning comes from Vidkun Quisling of Norway. He helped the Germans during the German rule of Norway in the 1940's. Original meaning "One from" (-ling) "Quislemark", (quis) A romanization of the place name of Kvislemark.
QUISPEQuechua, Native American
Derived from Quechua qispi meaning "free".
QUISTSwedish
Variant spelling of Kvist.
QUIZONFilipino, Tagalog
Possibly of Hokkien (Hakka) origin, from a combination of the Chinese surnames Cui and Son.
QURBANOVAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Kurbanov.
QURBONOVUzbek, Tajik
Variant transcription of Kurbonov.
QURESHIUrdu, Sindhi, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic قُرَيْش (Qurayš), which refers to an ancient Bedouin tribe of the Arabian peninsula (the Islamic Prophet Muhammad belonged to a sub-clan of the tribe). The name itself is derived from Arabic قَرَشَ (qaraša) meaning "to gnash, to grind, to chew".
QURSAWITatar
Derived from the Arabic word قرصة (qursa) meaning "pinch".
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