Submitted Surnames Starting with S

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SAKorean
There are three Chinese characters associated with this surname. Two of these are extremely rare and are not treated here. The remaining Sa surname is also quite unusual. There are two distinct clans, one of Kyŏngsang South Province’s Kŏch’ang County and the other originating with a refugee from Ming China who came to Korea near the end of the Koryŏ period (ad 918–1392).
Portuguese, Galician
Variant spelling of Saa, a habitational name from any of the numerous places named Saa, mainly in northern Portugal and Galicia.
SAADAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Sa'd" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
SAADATMANDPersian
Means "happy, auspicious, blissful" in Persian.
SAADIQVarious (Rare)
Rare variant of Sadiq.
SAADOUNEArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "help", "luck" and "support".
SAAGEstonian
Saag is an Estonian surname meaning "saw".
SAALEstonian
Saal is an Estonian surname meaning "hall".
SAAREstonian
From the word saar, meaning either "island" or "ash tree" and designating someone who lived near one or both such locations.
SAAREKEEstonian
Saareke is an Estonian surname meaning "islet".
SAARELAEstonian
Saarela is an Estonian surname meaning "island area".
SAAREMÄEEstonian
Saaremäe is an Estonian surname meaning "island hill/mountain".
SAAREPERAEstonian
Saarepera is an Estonian surname meaning "island folk".
SAAREPUUEstonian
Saarepuu is an Estonian surname meaning "ash tree" (Fraxinus).
SAARINENFinnish
A combination of Finnish saari "island" and the common surname suffix -nen.
SAARKOPPELEstonian
Saarkoppel is an Estonian surname meaning "island paddock".
SAARMAEstonian
Saarma is an Estonian surname derived from "saarmas", meaning "otter".
SAARNIITEstonian
Saarniit is an Estonian surname meaning "island meadow".
SAAROJAEstonian
Saaroja is an Estonian surname meaning "island stream".
SAARSALUEstonian
Saarsalu is an Estonian surname meaning "island grove".
SAARSOOEstonian
Saarsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "island swamp".
SÄÄSKEstonian
Sääsk is an Estonian surname meaning "midge" and "gnat".
SAATEstonian
Saat is an Estonian surname derived from "saatja", meaning "sender", "addresser", "guard" and "porter".
SAAVEDRASpanish
Derived from the place-name Saavedra and therefore signifies "descendant or son of one from Saavedra". The place-name Saavedra is located in the north western province of Lugo in Galicia, Spain and is believed to be derived from the elements "Saa" meaning "Hall" and "Vedra" (feminine) meaning "Old".
SABAFrench, Occitan
Nickname from a variant of Occitan sabe meaning "tasty, flavorsome". Compare Sabourin.
SÀBATCatalan
From a nickname or personal name bestowed on someone born on a Saturday, which was considered a good omen (Late Latin sabbatum, Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew shabat "Sabbath").
SABATJewish
Jewish (Ashkenazi) ornamental name from German Sabbat "Sabbath".
SABATFrench
Nickname for a noisy, rowdy person, from Middle French sab(b)at "noise", "racket".
SABATINIItalian
Patronymic or plural form of Sabatino.
SABELLAItalian
From the given name Sabello or Savello, Latin Sabellus, originally derived from a tribal name.
SABOURINFrench
Nickname for a pleasant or amiable person, from a diminutive of sabor meaning "flavor", "taste" (Old French saveur). The name Sabourin was introduced to England through Huguenot immigration, and from there it may have been brought to North America.
SACASASSpanish
Have researched the surname Sacasas, and have narrowed the usage down to four countries the name has been used in. Spain, Cuba, the United States and Philippines. The uncommonality of the last name and the fact that three of those countries were at one point or another colonized by Spain has led me to theorize Spanish origin.
SACCENTEItalian
Nickname from medieval Italian saccente "wise".
SACHDEVIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi, Thai
From Sanskrit सत्य (satya) meaning "true, virtuous, good" combined with देव (devá) meaning "deity, god".
SACHDEVAIndian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Sachdev.
SACHTLEBENGerman
Nickname for someone perceived to lead a carefree, easy life, from Middle Low German sacht(e) meaning "soft" + leben meaning "life".
SACKMANNGerman
Occupational name from Middle High German sacman meaning "baggage servant", one who was in charge of transporting and looking after a knight’s baggage and supplies on campaign.
SADANGIIndian
Sadhangi :- Who knows the six Angas(parts)... [more]
SADATGerman (Rare)
The last name Sadat means "master" and "gentleman," and is originally a religious last name which was popular in the west, more precisely in Germany.
SÄDEEstonian
Säde is an Estonian surname (and feminine given name) meaning "spark".
SADEHebrew
Means "field" in Hebrew.
SADEGHIPersian
Derived from Persian صادق (sâdeq) meaning "honest, truthful, true", ultimately from Arabic.
SADIRAJAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
SADOZAIPashto, Balochi
Means "son of Sado" from the given name Sado combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Sadozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai mainly inhabiting Pakistan. This is also the name of a Baloch tribe in Iran (of Pashtun origin)... [more]
SADULAEVChechen
From the Arabic given name Sadulla meaning “happiness of Allah” from سَعِدَ (saʿida) “to be happy, to be lucky” combined with Allah.
SADYKOVTatar, Bashkir, Kazakh, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen
Either derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend" or صَادِق (ṣādiq) meaning "true, truthful, veracious".
SAECHAOLao
A Lao surname.
SAEEDUrdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Persian
Variant transcription of Sa'id.
SAEEDIPersian, Urdu
From the given name Saeed.
SAEKIJapanese
This surname is used as 佐伯, 三枝木 or 佐柄木 with 佐 (sa) meaning "assistant, help", 伯 (haku, eki) meaning "chief, count, earl, uncle, Brazil", 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three", 枝 (shi, eda, e) meaning "bough, branch, twig, limb", 柄 (hei, gara, e, tsuka) meaning "design, pattern, build, nature, character, handle, crank, grip, knob, shaft" and 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."... [more]
SAENGERGerman, Jewish
Occupational name for a chorister or a nickname for someone who liked singing, from Middle High German senger, German Sänger meaning "singer".
SÆTHERNorwegian
Derived from Old Norse sætr "farm".
SAETTAItalian
Means "lightning" in Italian.
SAFERJewish
Variant of Safir.
SAFFEELSEnglish (Rare), German (Rare)
Used as a last name a minimum of 82 times in (USA, Germany).
SAFIPashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Meaning unknown. This is the name of branch of the Ghurghakhti Pashtun tribe in regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
SAFIArabic
Derived from the given name Safi; unrelated to the name of the Pashtun tribe.
SAFIRJewish, Yiddish
Ornamental name from northeastern Yiddish dialect safir and German Saphir ‘sapphire’.
ŠAFRANCroatian
Means "crocus, saffron".
SAGAIPOVChechen
Chechen name of unknown meaning, possibly of Arabic or Persian origin.
SAGASTUMEBasque
Topographic name from Basque sagasta meaning "apple tree" + -ume meaning "young plant".
SAGEEnglish (Modern)
From the English word sage (see Sage).
SAĞLAMTurkish
Means "firm, hard, strong" in Turkish.
SAGORSKYPolish, Russian
It means literally "of the city/town Sagorsk". Sagorsk is a city near the Russian capital of Moskva. The ending of "sky" means "of". The "Sagor" part of the surname sounds to me like "za gor" which is "za gorod"... [more]
SAHAGIANArmenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Sahakyan used by Armenians living outside of Armenia.
SAHAGÚNSpanish
Habitational name from Sahagùn in Lleón province.
SAHAKYANArmenian
Means "son of Sahak".
SAHARAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic صحراوي (Ṣaḥrāwī) meaning "inhabitant of the desert" (from صحراء (Ṣaḥrā') "desert"), referring to the indigenous Sahrawi people of Western Sahara (see Sahraoui)... [more]
SAHATÇIUAlbanian
Derived from Turkish saatçi meaning "watchmaker".
SAHLINSwedish
Swedish sal "hall, large room" (possibly from a place name containing this element) combined with the common surname suffix -in.
SAHNIIndian (Sikh), Punjabi
Possibly from Sahni, the name of a village in Punjab.
SAHOOIndian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi
Variant transcription of Sahu.
SAHRAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to the desert" from Arabic صَحْرَاوِيّ (ṣaḥrāwiyy) meaning "inhabitant of the desert, having to do with the desert" (chiefly Algerian).
SAHUIndian, Odia, Hindi, Pakistani, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Telugu, Gujarati
Generally means "businessman, moneylender", but also means "gentle, patient" among Jats. Most commonly used by the Odia people in India.
SAÏDIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Saïd (chiefly Maghrebi).
SAIHARAJapanese
Prime field, Conspicuous wilderness... [more]
SAIKIAIndian, Assamese
Derived from Assamese শইকীয়া (Xôykiya), which was a title used for military officials during the Ahom dynasty of Assam. It is ultimately derived from the Assamese word এশ (exô) meaning "one-hundred".
SAILEREnglish
Variant spelling of Saylor.
SÄINASEstonian
Säinas is an Estonian surname meaning "ide/orfe" (a freshwater species of fish; genus Leuciscus).
SAINTEnglish, French
Nickname for a particularly pious individual, from Middle English, Old French saint, seint "holy" (Latin sanctus "blameless, holy"). The vocabulary word was occasionally used in the Middle Ages as a personal name, especially on the Continent, and this may have given rise to some instances of the surname.
SAIONJIJapanese
Japanese surname derived from the kanji for "west", "park, garden" and "Buddhist temple".
SAIPOVUzbek, Kyrgyz
From a given name derived from Arabic صائب (sayib) meaning "just, true, right".
SAIQUEunknown
meaning of Saique: Always victorious... [more]
SAITAMAJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "precious stone peninsula".
SAKAJapanese
Saka means "Slope, Hill", often in other surnames and place names such as Osaka.
SAKABAYASHIJapanese (Rare)
Saka means "Slope, Hill", "Promontory", "Steep", or in rarer cases "Alcohol, Liquor" ( similar to the word sake ).
SAKAGUCHIJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "at the mouth of the slope". It is written as 坂口.
SAKAHARAJapanese
Saka means "Hill, Slope" and Hara means "Plain, Field". A notable bearer with this surname is Atsushi Sakahara. He is a film director, entrepreneur, and producer.
SAKAIJapanese
From the Japanese 酒 (saka or sake) "alcohol," 坂 or 阪 (saka) "slope" and 井 (i) "well."
SAKALAUSKASLithuanian
Ultimately derived from Sokol. Varient forms are Sakalauskienė (married woman or widow) and Sakalauskaitė (unmarried woman).
SAKAMOTOJapanese
From the Japanese 坂 or 阪(saka) "slope" or 酒 (saka) "alcohol" and 本 or 元 (moto) "base," "origin."
SAKANEJapanese
From the Japanese 坂 or 阪 (saka) "slope" or 酒 (saka or sake) "alcohol" and 根 (ne) "root."
SAKATANIJapanese
阪 (Saka) means "Hill, Slope" and 谷 (Tani) means "Valley".
SAKAYANAGIJapanese (Rare), Popular Culture
阪 (Saka) means "Slope, Hill" and 柳 (Yanagi) means "Willow". There is Arisu Sakayanagi from The Classroom of the Elite, a popular series with a manga and anime adaption. If this surname is used by other people, it is not common.
SAKIJapanese
Meaning "Peninsula, Cape, Promontory", it's often an element of longer surnames, like Kawasaki, Osaki, etc.
SAKIMOTOJapanese
From Japanese 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
SAKIYAMAJapanese
From Japanese 崎 (saki) "small peninsula, cape" and 山 (yama) "mountain".
SAKSEstonian
Saks is an Estonian surname derived from "Saksa" ("German") and "Saksamaa" ("Germany"). Ultimately derived from "Saxon" and "Saxony".
SAKUMAJapanese
Habitational name from a village so named in Awa (now part of Chiba prefecture). Bearers are descended from the Miura branch of the Taira clan.
SAKURAJapanese
It is usually only thought of as a given name,but it's also a last name too. A variation of it (if not itself) was considered one of the most popular surnames in 2012, ranking within the top one hundreds... [more]
SAKURAIJapanese
From the Japanese 桜 or 櫻 (sakura) "cherry blossom" or 桃 (sakura or momo) "peach" and 井 (i) "well."
SAKURAMIJapanese
Sakura means "Cherry Blossom (tree)" and Mi means "View, See, Mindset."
SAKURANOJapanese
Means "cherry blossom field" in Japanese, from 桜 (sakura) "cherry blossom" and 野 (no) "field".
SAKURAZAKAJapanese (Rare)
Sakura means "Cherry Blossom" and Zaka means "Peninsula, Cape". Hiroshi Sakurazaka is a Japanese author.
SAKYIAkan
Meaning unknown.
SALAHUDDINArabic, Pakistani
Arabic origin; anglicized form is 'Saladin'. A compound name, it is formed by the root words of 'islah' (corrector) + 'deen' (faith).
SALAKAYAAbkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz surname Шакар-ипа (Shakar-ipa) meaning "son of Shakar". The name itself may be derived from Persian شکر (šakar) meaning "sugar" or from Arabic شَكَرَ (šakara) meaning "to be thankful, to be grateful".
SALAMEHArabic
Means "good health" in Arabic.
SALAMOVAzerbaijani, Uzbek, Chechen
Derived from Arabic سَلَام (salām) meaning "peace, greeting".
SALASSpanish, Galician, Aragonese, Portuguese, Catalan, Asturian
Habitational name from places named with salas, plural form of sala, meaning "room, hall" in Spanish and Asturian. Also an anglicized form of the Hungarian name SZÁLAS "tall".
SALAÜNBreton, French
Form of the given name Solomon.
SALDAÑASpanish
Habitual surname for people from Palencia, Segovia, or Burgos.
SALDÍVARSpanish
Castilianized variant of Basque Zaldibar, a habitational name from a place so named in Biscay province. The place name is of uncertain derivation: it may be from zaldu ‘wood’, ‘copse’ or from zaldi ‘horse’ + ibar ‘water meadow’, ‘fertile plain’.
SALEEnglish, French
English: from Middle English sale ‘hall’, a topographic name for someone living at a hall or manor house, or a metonymic occupational name for someone employed at a hall or manor house. ... [more]
SALEHIPersian
Derived from the given name Saleh.
SALERNOItalian
Southern Italian habitational name from the city of Salerno in Campania.
SALHIArabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic صَالِح (ṣāliḥ) meaning "honest, good, virtuous" (chiefly Maghrebi).
SALIBArabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Egyptian Christian derived from Arabic صَلِيب (ṣalīb) meaning "cross, crucifix".
SALIBAArabic, Maltese
From Syriac ܨܠܝܒܐ (ṣalībā) or Arabic صَلِيب (ṣalīb) both meaning "crucifix, cross", a reference to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The Saliba are a predominantly Christian family of Lebanon, the Levant, and Malta.
SALIMIPersian, Arabic
From the given name Salim.
SALISBURYEnglish
Habitational name from the city in Wiltshire, the Roman name of which was Sorviodunum (of British origin). In the Old English period the second element (from Celtic dun ‘fortress’) was dropped and Sorvio- (of unexplained meaning) became Searo- in Old English as the result of folk etymological association with Old English searu ‘armor’; to this an explanatory burh ‘fortress’, ‘manor’, ‘town’ was added... [more]
SALISTEEstonian
Saliste is an Estonian surname derived from "salu", meaning "grove".
SALLOEstonian
Sallo is an Estonian surname. It is a corruption of "salu", meaning "grove" or "copse".
SALLOWEnglish (Rare)
Sallow comes from the medieval word for willow tree. It is a location surname.
SALLWASSERGerman
It is derived from the German words (Salz) meaning "salt", & (Salweide) meaning "water".
SALMIFinnish
Means "a strait" in Finnish.
SALMINENFinnish
A combination of Finnish salmi "strait" and the common surname suffix -nen.
SALOFinnish
Means "forest" or sometimes "island".
SALONENFinnish
From Salo, meaning forest or island, and the common surname suffix 'nen' (meaning unknown).
SALTAnglo-Saxon, English
Of Anglo-Saxon origin, from the town in Staffordshire.
SALTHOUSEEnglish
"Salthouse" and other variants come from the place name in Northumberland.
SALTMARSHEnglish
Last name of cricket player Ian Saltmarsh (1901-1970).
SALTZMANJewish, German
Altered spelling of SALZMANN.
SALUEstonian
Salu is an Estonian surname meaning "grove".
SALUMÄEEstonian
Salumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "grove ridge".
SALUORGEstonian
Saluorg is an Estonian surname meaning "grove valley".
SALUSTEEstonian
Saluste is an Estonian surname, relating to "grove".
SALUVEEREstonian
Saluveer is an Estonian surname meaning "grove embankment (berm)".
SALVADORSpanish, Catalan, Portuguese
From the popular Christian personal name Salvador, meaning "Savior" (Latin Salvator, a derivative of salvare "to save"), bestowed in honor of Christ.
SALVATOREItalian
Derived from the Italian masculine given name Salvatore, which in turn was derived from the Italian noun salvatore meaning "saviour, rescuer". The word ultimately comes from Latin salvator meaning "saviour"... [more]
SALZMANNGerman, Jewish
Occupational name for a producer or seller of salt, from German salz "salt" + mann "man".
SAMAHAArabic
Derived from Arabic سَمْح (samḥ) meaning "magnanimous, generous".
SAMANDAROVUzbek
From the given name Samandar.
SAMANIEGOBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the comarca of Arabako Errioxa.
SAMARASGreek
Means "saddler" or "saddle-maker" in Greek, ultimately from σαμάρι (samári) "packsaddle".
SAMEJIMAJapanese
”鮫” (sa me) is meaning ”shark”(in ancient use, ”alligator” ) and ”島”(or ”嶋”) (shima in west Japan , jima in east Japan) is meaning "island" in Japan.... [more]
SAMETGerman, Jewish, Yiddish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of velvet, from Yiddish samet ‘velvet’ (German Samt, ultimately from Greek hexamiton, a compound of hex ‘six’ + mitos ‘thread’).
SAMIRArabic, Bengali, Indian
From the given name Samir (1).
SAMISDutch, German
From a pet form of the personal name Samuel.
SAMMELEstonian
Sammel is an Estonian surname meaning "moss".
SAMMULEstonian
Sammul is an Estonian surname meaning "pace" and "step".
SAMONJapanese (Rare)
This surname combines 左 (sa, sha, hidari) meaning "left" or 佐 (sa) meaning "assistant, help" with 門 (mon, kado, to) meaning "gate."... [more]
SAMSONOVRussian
Means "son of Samson".
SAMUELSSONSwedish
Means "son of SAMUEL".
SAMWAYSEnglish
From a medieval nickname for a fool (from Middle English samwis "foolish", literally "half-wise").
SANADAJapanese
From Japanese 真 (sana) meaning "real, genuine" and 田 (da) meaning "field, rice paddy".
SANCHESPortuguese
Portuguese cognate of Sanchez.
SANCTICeltic (Latinized, Archaic)
Sancti or Santi is a Italian surname in the north of Italy, Cisalpine Gaul or Galia Citerior also known as Galia Togata. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
SANCTIUSBiblical Latin (Latinized, Archaic)
It meaning saint or holy. It comes from the Latin word sanctus.
SANCTOMedieval Italian (Latinized, Modern)
It comes from the Latin and it means hallowed or holiness.
SANCTUSMedieval Italian
Sanctus is a very old graphic form in Italy and it means santo (saint).
SANDEnglish, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived on patch of sandy soil, from the vocabulary word sand. As a Swedish or Jewish name it was often purely ornamental.
SANDAHLSwedish
Combination of Swedish sand "sand" and dal "valley".
SANDANOItalian
San means "saint" in Italian, but I don't know what the... [more]
SANDBERGSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of sand "sand" and berg "mountain".
SANDENorwegian
Habitational name from any of forty or more farmsteads so named, especially on the west coast, from the dative case of Old Norse sandr meaning "sand", "sandy plain", "beach".
SANDEGerman
Variant of Sand.
SANDEMANEnglish
Scottish surname of famous merchant family engaged in banking in Scotland and London and in the Port Wine trade in London. The same family were earlier the founders of an obscure Protestant sect the Sandemanians.
SANDHUIndian (Sikh), Punjabi
Sikh name derived from Sindhu, a historical name of the Indus River flowing through Pakistan, ultimately from Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu) meaning "river, stream". The Sandhus are the largest Jat clan in Punjab.
SANDISONScottish
Possibly a Scottish variant of Sanderson.
SANDMEIERGerman, German (Swiss), German (Austrian)
From Middle High German sand combined with Meier, referring to a tenant farmer whose farm was on sandy soil.
SANDOWSKIPolish
Habitational name from places called Sedowice, Sedowo, Sedów, in Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Piotrków, and Sieradz voivodeships.
SANDSTRÖMSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of sand "sand" and ström "stream".
SANDUSKYPolish
Germanized spelling of SANDOWSKI or SEDOWSKI.
SANDVALLSwedish
From Swedish sand "sand" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
SANDVIKNorwegian, Swedish
A combination of sand "sand" and vik "bay, inlet".
SANDWELLEnglish
From a place called SANDWELL.
SANGEstonian
Sang is an Estonian surname meaning "handle" or "bail".
SANGHERASanskrit
The Sanghera (संघेडा) clan are descended from Chauhan Rajputs and are found chiefly amongst the Jatt Sikh tribes of Northwestern India.
SANGUINEMAmerican
Means "blood" in Latin.
SANGWINEnglish
From Middle English sanguine (blood) ,one of the four humours.
SANJOJapanese
Variant transcription of Sanjou.
SAN JOSÉSpanish
Habitational name from any of the places named for a local church or shrine dedicated to St. Joseph.... [more]
SANJOUJapanese
From Japanese 三 (san) meaning "three" and 條 or 条 (jou) meaning "paragraph".
SAN JUANSpanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to St. John (San Juan).
SANKEYEnglish, Irish
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, which derived from the name of an ancient British river, perhaps meaning "sacred, holy." ... [more]
SAN MIGUELSpanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to St. Michael (San Miguel).
SANOJapanese (Rare)
Sa means "small" and No means "meadow,wilderness,field". This is the last name of Yo Sano (a writer),Sano Tsuneha (an admiral in World War 1 )who participated in a Japanese scouting movement with Sano Tsunetami (his father).This is also (but uncommonly) a first name for boys too.
SANTALAFinnish
Combined from 'santa', meaning "sand", and '-la', a suffix indicating a place.
SANTANGELOItalian
Originating someone from Sant' Angelo in Italy.
SANTEAncient Celtic
It is a surname of Northern Italy (Cisalpine Gaul). It means sacred or holy.
SANTERREFrench
Habitational name from a place to the southeast of the Somme river, named with Latin sana terra "healthy, wholesome land".
SANTESSONSwedish
Means "son of Sante". Sante is a medieval Swedish form of Alexander.
SANTIItalian (Latinized, Archaic)
Santi is a surname of Christian inspiration and it means Son of Santo (Saint). It also has a second meaning in plural that is Santos (Saints). Santi is a last name that comes from Piedmont (northern Italy)... [more]
SANTIAISCeltic (Latinized, Modern, Rare, Archaic), Ancient Celtic
Santiais is a surname of the Celtic origin (it's Cisalpine Gaul / Gallia Citerior, therefore, it's Italian-Celts, Italo-Celtic, Italo-Alpine). It meaning saint (sacred or holy)... [more]
SANTISMedieval Italian (Latinized, Archaic)
It means holliness, hallowed, saintly, sainted, sanctity. It is a surname that corresponds with Italian Celts families (Italo-Celtic family groups), more precisely in Piemonte or Piedmont (north of Italy).
SANTISTEVANSpanish
Status of nobility
SANTORAItalian
Feminine variant of SANTORO.
SANTORUMItalian
Variant of Santoro. A notable bearer is former American Senator Rick Santorum (1958-present).
SANTUBasque (Latinized, Modern)
It's a Basque surname and its meaning is hallowed or holiness.
SANTYCeltic (Latinized, Modern)
It means saint, sacred or holy. In the Gaelic language is sanctaidd.
SANZGerman, Spanish
From a short form, Sando, of a Germanic personal name formed with sand "true" and variant of Sancho.... [more]
SANZIOItalian
Meaning: Holy or Blessed.
SAOKhmer
Unexplained but a common surname in Cambodia.
SÃO JOÃOPortuguese
Means "St. John" in Portuguese.
SAPIENZAItalian
It means "knowledge" in Italian.
SAPIRHebrew
Means "sapphire" in Hebrew.
SAPPINGFIELDAmerican (Anglicized, Rare)
From the German name "Sappenfeld," a small town in Bavaria, Germany. (Pop. 380.) The town itself is named after an early resident named "Sappo;" in English, the name means "Sappo's Field." The name "Sappo" may mean noble (unconfirmed)... [more]
SARAFIANArmenian
Patronymic from Arabic ̣saraf ‘money changer’, ‘banker’.
SARAIVAPortuguese
It literally means "hail".
SARAKARIndian, Odia
Odia variant of Sarkar.
SARAPEstonian
Sarap is an Estonian surname meaning "hazel".
SARAPIKEstonian
Sarapik is an Estonian surname meaning "hazel wood".
SARAPUUEstonian
Sarapuu is an Estonian surname meaning "hazel tree".
SARAZENFrench
From a medieval French nickname for a swarthy person, or for someone who had gone on a Crusade (from Old French sarrazin "Saracen"). It was borne by American golfer Gene Sarazen (1902-99), original name Eugene Saraceni.
SARDEnglish, French, Spanish, Italian
In the book "Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary by Henry Harrison and Gyda (Pulling) Harrison 1912 - Reprinted 1996.... The Sard surname (which has been in England, Italy and Europe for a long time) is defined thus on page 136...... [more]
SARDARIndian (Muslim), Urdu, Bengali, Arabic, Persian
From the Persian title سردار (sardâr) meaning "commander, headmaster", traditionally denoting a prince, nobleman, or aristocrat.
SARDINHAPortuguese
Portuguese last name meaning "sardine seller".
SARDOItalian, Catalan
Ethnic name from sardo "Sardinian".
SÄREKANNOEstonian
Särekanno is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "säre" ("violent" or "sudden") and "kanne" ("bearing" or "entry").
SARFATIJewish
a Sephardic Jewish name which means "French".
SARGISArmenian
From the given name Sargis.
SARIEstonian
Sari is an Estonian surname meaning "cluster" or "batch".
SARIKAYATurkish
Sarıkaya is a Turkish word meaning "yellow rock".
SARILARTurkish
Means ''yellows'' in Turkish. A common place name in Turkey.
SÄRKEstonian
Särk is an Estonian surname meaning "shirt".
SÁRKÁNYHungarian
Means "dragon" in Hungarian.
SARKARIndian, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi
From the Persian title سرکار (sarkâr) meaning "lord, supervisor, overseer".