Submitted Surnames Starting with S

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Strubel German
German (also Strübel): from a diminutive of Middle High German strūp (see Strub).... [more]
Strycker Dutch
From Dutch de Strycker, an occupational name for someone responsible for measuring out cloth or grain. See also Stryker.
Stryjewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Stryjów in Zamość voivodeship, named with stryj meaning "paternal uncle", "father’s brother".
Stryker Dutch
From Dutch Strijker, an occupational name for someone whose job was to fill level measures of grain by passing a flat stick over the brim of the measure, thus removing any heaped excess... [more]
Strzaliński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Strzaliny.
Strzałkowski Polish
Denoted a person from various places in Poland named Strzałki, Strzałkowo, Strzałków, all derived from Polish strzalka meaning "arrow".
Strzepek Polish
Means “rags”. (Rags worn by poor people.)
Stuckey English
Stuckey was first found in Devonshire where they held family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence diminished after the battle of Hastings in 1066. For the next three centuries the Norman ambience prevailed... [more]
Studer German (Americanized, Rare), Russian, German
Often found in Switzerland and germany and in a more rare case Russia in north america it's a little more on the rare side
Studley English
From any number of places called Studley in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, and North Yorkshire. The name comes from Old English stod "stud farm" + leah "pasture".
Stuen Norwegian
Means Living Room or cabin in Norwegian.
Stuhr German, Danish, German (Austrian)
A nickname for an inflexible, obstinate person.
Stukeley English
From a surname meaning "woodland clearing with tree stumps" in Old English.
Stukely English
Possibly meaning "stucco" or "stuck".
Stults German
The Stults surname is derived from the German word "stoltz," which means "proud," and as such, it was most likely originally a nickname, which became a hereditary surname.
Stungevičius Lithuanian
The oldest currently known use of the surname in history was for a Polish-Lithuanian noble Kazimieras Stungevičius who lived circa 1667 within the village of Stungaičiai in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth... [more]
Stungiewicz Polish
The Stungiewicz family name is recorded in history as heraldically adopted into the Polish heraldic clan Pobog. The Pobog clan was a participant in the Union of Horodlo in the year 1413 between Polish and Lithuanian interests.... [more]
Sture Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Derived from Old Norse stura "to be contrary". This was the surname of two important families in the 15th and 16th century Sweden. Members of these families served as regents of Sweden during this time... [more]
Sturgeon English
From the word "sturgeon" from the Old French esturgeon "sturgeon". A nickname for someone who closely resembled the eponymous fish.
Sturgess English (British)
popular in 1680 in England.
Sturluson Icelandic
Patronymic meaning "son of Sturla".... [more]
Sturt English
Variant of Stuart
Sturtz German
Sturtz comes from an alpine village in Germany. It literately means "to stumble".
Stuyvesant Dutch
Dutch surname of unknown meaning. ... [more]
St-vil Haitian Creole, French (Caribbean), French
From the place named St Vil.
Style English
Variant of Styles.
Stylinson English (British)
Juxtaposed names Styles and Tomlinson, used to represent (relation)ship between Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles (Larry Stylinson).
Su Chinese
From Chinese 苏 (sū) referring to an ancient minor state called Su.
Suarez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Suárez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Suazo Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Basque
"Castilianized form of Basque Zuhatzu, habitational name from places in Araba and Navarre named Zuhatzu, from Basquezu(h)aitz‘tree’ + the collective suffix -zu, tsu."... [more]
Subbiah Indian
Tamil Last Name
Subbotin Russian
From subbota, meaning "Saturday".
Subelza Medieval Basque (Latinized, Archaic)
It means bushes weed or shrub tree. Subelza is also Oak or Carrasca tree.
Subramaniam Tamil
From the given name Subramaniam
Subramanian Indian
A Hindu name, based on Sanskrit subrahmaṅya "dear to Brahmans".
Suchwani Sanskrit
Suchwani means "decendent of Suchu", where the given name Suchu means "truthful".
Suckling English
From a medieval nickname for someone of childlike appearance or childish character (from Middle English suckling "infant still feeding on its mother's milk"). Sir John Suckling (1609-1642) was an English poet and dramatist.
Sudan Arabic, Italian, Spanish
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Sudan or who had traded with Sudan. The name of the country is ultimately derived from Arabic سُود (sud) meaning "black", referring to the darker skin of the inhabitants.
Sudan Chinese
From Chinese 苏丹 (sūdān) meaning "sultan". This is a common surname among Hui Muslims.
Sudlow English (British)
Apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place, perhaps Sudlow Farm in Cheshire.
Sueadao Thai (Rare)
Means "leopard" in Thai.
Suealueang Thai
From Thai เสือ (suea) meaning "tiger" and เหลือง (lueang) meaning "yellow".
Sueno Japanese
This surname is used as either 末延 or 末野 with 末 (batsu, matsu, sue) meaning "close, end, posterity, powder, tip", 延 (en, no.basu, no.biru,, no.beru) meaning "prolong, stretching" and 野 (sho, ya, no, no-) meaning "civilian life, field, plains, rustic."... [more]
Sueoka Japanese
From the Japanese 末 (sue) "end" and 岡 (oka) "hill."
Suga Japanese
From the Japanese 須 (su) "necessarily" and 賀 (ga or ka) "congratulation."
Sugano Japanese
From the Japanese 菅 (suga or kan) "sedge" and 野 (no) "field," "area." This name can also be read as Kanno.
Sugar German (Rare)
Sugar is the surname of talented storyteller, writer, and composer Rebecca Rae Sugar (creator of animated series Steven Universe).
Sugarol Filipino, Cebuano
Means "gambler" in Cebuano.
Sugawara Japanese
From Japanese 菅 (suga) meaning "sedge" and 原 (wara) meaning "field".
Sugg English (British)
Surname of internet personalities Zoe and Joe Sugg. Zoe is known as Zoella on the website YouTube and has a book on sale called "Girl Online". Joe is also a YouTuber.
Sugieda Japanese
杉 (Sugi) means "Cedar Tree" and 枝 (Eda) means "Branch, Bough, Twig". A notable bearer is Mayu Sugieda, who is mainly known as a musical artist.
Sugihara Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "cedar" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Sugimori Japanese
杉 (Sugi) means "Cedar Tree" and 森 (Mori) means "Forest".
Sugimoto Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "cedar" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Sugimura Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "cedar" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Sugino Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "cedar" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Sugioka Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "cedar" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Sügis Estonian
Sügis is an Estonian surname meaning "Autumn".
Sugita Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "cedar" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Sugitani Japanese
Sugi means "Cedar Tree" and Tani means "Valley". Taizo Sugitani is a notable bearer. He's a Japanese equestrian.
Suh Korean
South Korean variant of So.
Suh Low German
North German from Middle Low German su ‘sow’, either a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd or an offensive nickname.
Suhr German
Nickname for a bitter or cantankerous person, from Middle Low German sūr meaning "sour".
Suigusaar Estonian
Suigusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "somnolent (sleepy) island".
Suits Estonian
Suits is an Estonian surname meaning "fume".
Sukacz Polish (Rare)
father surname.
Sukamägi Estonian
Sukamägi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "asukas" meaning "resident/dweller" and "mägi" meaning "mountain": "mountain dweller".
Sukharev Russian
From sukhari, meaning "hardtack".
Sukk Estonian
Sukk is an Estonian surname meaning "stocking".
Sukkasem Thai
From Thai ศุข (suk) meaning "joy, happiness, delight" and เกษม (kasem) meaning "contentment, happiness".
Suksamran Thai
From Thai สุข (suk) meaning "joy, delight" and สำราญ (samran) meaning "happy, joyful".
Sulaiman Arabic, Maguindanao, Urdu
From the given name Sulayman.
Sulaoja Estonian
Sulaoja is an Estonian surname meaning "thaw stream".
Sulayman Arabic
From the given name Sulayman.
Sule Indian
1 Indian (Maharashtra); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu (Maratha) name, from Marathi suḷa ‘pointed tooth’, from Sanskrit šūla ‘spike’, ‘spear’.... [more]
Suleiman Arabic
From the given name Sulayman.
Suleiman Portuguese
From the Given Name Suleiman.
Suleman Kurdish, Arabic
From the given name Sulayman.
Süleymanoğlu Turkish
Means "son of Süleyman", from the given name Süleyman combined with the Turkish patronymic suffix -oğlu.
Suleymanov Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Süleymanov.
Suleymenov Kazakh
Means "son of Suleymen".
Sulg Estonian
Sulg is an Estonian surname meaning "feather".
Sulick German
Americanized form of German Auligk, a habitational name from a place in Saxony so named.
Suliman Arabic
From the given name Sulayman.
Sulivar Medieval Russian
Sulivar was a name used in Southern Russia near Kazakhstan and was even a name a leader had when the mongol empire fell.
Suljagić Bosnian
Means "son of Suljo".
Suljić Bosnian
Means "son of Suljo".
Sułkowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Sułkowo Borowe.
Sülla Estonian
Sülla is an Estonian surname meaning "fathom".
Sullenberger German (Swiss)
Derived from an unknown place called Sullenberg or from Schallenberg in Baden, Switzerland. A famous bearer is Sully Sullenberger (1951-), an American retired Air Force fighter pilot and airline captain who is best known for saving all 155 people aboard in the 2009 ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River off Manhattan, after both engines were disabled by a bird strike.
Sully English
Sully, Varient of the last name Sullivan. Notable people include Alfred Sully, American Civil war officer famous for his paintings.
Sulpizio Italian
From the given name Sulpizio
Sultán Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of Sultan.
Sultanović Bosnian
Means "son of Sultan" in Bosnian.
Sultonov Uzbek, Tajik
Uzbek and Tajik form of Sultanov.
Sulu Tagalog
From the sea in the Philippines. Notable bearer is the fictional character Hikaru Sulu from Star Trek. The name is not commonly given to real people.
Sumeragi Japanese
Meaning Emperor
Sumisu Japanese
This is the Japanese pronunciation of Smith
Sumitomo Japanese
From Japanese 住 (sumi) meaning "living" and 友 (tomo) meaning "friend".
Summer English, German
From Middle English sum(m)er, Middle High German sumer "summer", hence a nickname for someone of a warm or sunny disposition, or for someone associated with the season of summer in some other way.
Summerhays English
Probably means "person living by a summer enclosure (where animals were grazed on upland pastures in the summer)" (from Middle English sumer "summer" + hay "enclosure").
Summerlee English (Rare)
This surname is originated from Old English sumer meaning "summer" and leah meaning "clearing, meadow."
Summerlin English, German, Scottish
An English surname.... [more]
Summerly Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó Somacháin "descendant of Somachán", a nickname meaning literally "gentle" or "innocent".
Summerset English
Regional surname for someone from Somerset, an area in England. The name is derived from Old English sumer(tun)saete meaning "dwellers at the summer settlement".
Sumter English
This surname is derived from an official title. 'the sumpter.' Old French sommetier, a packhorseman, one who carried baggage on horseback
Sumulong Filipino, Tagalog
Means "progress, advance" in Tagalog.
Sun Korean
It’s a feminine & Masculine Korean name
Sunadori Japanese (Rare)
漁 (Sunadori) means "Fishing".
Sunder English
From Sanskrit sundara‘beautiful’. This is only a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S.
Sunderland English
Habitational name from any of the locations with the name 'Sunderland', most notably the port city County Durham. This, along with other examples in Lancashire, Cumbria and Northumberland derives from either Old English sundor 'seperate' and land 'land' or Old Norse suðr 'southern' and land 'land' (see Sutherland)... [more]
Sundin Swedish
Combination of Swedish sund "strait" and the common surname suffix -in.
Sundja Estonian
Sundja is an Estonian surname meaning "forced".
Sundqvist Swedish
From Swedish sund meaning "sound, strait", and kvist meaning "twig, branch".
Sunesson Swedish
Means "son of Sune".
Suñga Filipino, Pampangan
Old spelling of Sunga. Despite other names like Pañganiban or Pañgilinan falling out of use in favor of their untilded forms, Suñga is still used, with Sunga being much more common.
Sunga Filipino, Pampangan
Possibly means "the first breath of a newborn".
Sunga Bemba, Central African
Sunga is a surname of the Bemba tribe, meaning "a person that takes care of others".... [more]
Sungcad Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano sungkad meaning "perfect fit, exact fit".
Suō Japanese (Rare)
Derived from place name Suō.... [more]
Suokas Finnish
Comes from the finnish word "suo" which means swamp, and directly translated "suokas" means "swampy". This surname originally came from Karelian Isthmus, Sakkola, that in nowadays belongs to Russia... [more]
Suomalainen Finnish
Means "Finn, person from Finland" in Finnish. A combination of Soumi "Finland" and the suffix -lainen that combined with a place name, forms the noun for the inhabitant of a place.
Suomi Finnish
Ethnic name from Finnish Suomi meaning "Finland". At one time this term denoted only southwestern Finland, but nowadays it is the national name for the whole of Finland. As a surname it is mostly an adopted name during the names conversion movement at the beginning of the 20th century.
Suominen Finnish
Suomi is the real, Finnish language name for Finland. The -nen ending can be translated as "little" or "of something" (Suominen="of Finland") but is in Finland mostly seen just as a typical ending for surnames, without any actual meaning.
Super Various
The surname was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Woodlands, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in the year of 1066 A.D.
Sur Indian, Bengali (Hindu), Sanskrit
From Sanskrit šūra "brave".
Sur Korean (Rare)
A variant of (see So).
Suraweera Sinhalese
From Sanskrit सुर (sura) meaning "god" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave".
Surdi Italian
Meaning "deaf" in Latin.
Suri Punjabi, Hindi, Indian (Sikh)
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community, from Sanskrit suri "sun", ‘priest’, ‘sage’. It is also an epithet of Krishna.
Suriyawong Thai
From Thai สุริย (suriya) meaning "sun, solar" and วงศ์ (wong) meaning "lineage, family, dynasty".
Surrey English
Regional name for someone from the county of Surrey.
Surridge English
From the medieval personal name Seric, a descendant of both Old English Sǣrīc, literally "sea power", and Sigerīc, literally "victory power".
Surridge English
Originally meant "person from Surridge", Devon ("south ridge").
Surridge English
Meant "person from the south" (from Old French surreis "southerner").
Suruma Kiga
Suruma is a Kiga surname. Ezra Suruma is a notable person with that surname.
Surya Indian, Telugu
From the given name Surya.
Susan English
Comes from the female personal name Susanna, Susanne (Middle English), Susanna (Dutch), from Hebrew Shushannah ‘lily’, ‘lily of the valley’... [more]
Susi Estonian
Susi is an Estonian surname, meaning "wolf" in the Võro dialect.
Susiluoto Finnish (Rare)
Combination of Finnish susi "wolf" and luoto "islet".
Šuškov Croatian
Derived from šuškati, meaning "to rustle".
Susoev Russian
Means "son of Susoi".
Sussex English
Derived from an English county name meaning "region of the Saxons from the south" in Old English.
Sussman German, Jewish
In German, this is an elaborated form of Süß, meaning "sweet man".... [more]
Suta Romanian
left handed
Sutcliffe English
The name means ''south of the cliff/hill''.
Sutherlin English
Variant of Sutherland
Šutović Macedonian
Comes from place named Šutovo in Macedonia.
Sutt Estonian
Sutt is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "sült" meaning "brawn" and "meat jelly/head cheese".
Sutter German, English
English and South German occupational name for a shoemaker or cobbler (rarely a tailor), from Middle English suter, souter, Middle High German suter, sutære (from Latin sutor, an agent derivative of suere ‘to sew’).
Sutterfield English
Possibly derives from the Old English word ''sutere'', and the Latin word ''sutor'', meaning a shoemaker.
Suttie Scottish
Habitational surname for a person from a place called Suthie in Perthshire or possibly from Suddy (or Suddie) in Knockbain.
Suttor English
English... [more]
Suun Estonian
Suun is an Estonian surname derived from "suund" meaning "directional".
Suur Estonian
Suur is an Estonian surname meaning "big" and "grand".
Suurem Estonian
Suurem is an Estonian surname meaning "major", "bigger" and "greater".
Suurhans Estonian
Suurhans is an Estonian surname meaning "Big Hans (masculine given name)".
Suurjaak Estonian
Suurjaak is an Estonian surname meaning "big Jaak (an Estonian masculine given name)"; a nickname.
Suurkask Estonian
Suurkask is an Estonian surname meaning "large/big birch".
Suurkivi Estonian
Suurkivi is an Estonian surname meaning "big stone".
Suurküla Estonian
Suurküla is an Estonian surname meaning "big village".
Suurlaht Estonian
Suulaht is an Estonian surname meaning "big bay/gulf".
Suurmaa Estonian
Suurmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "big land".
Suurmäe Estonian
Suurmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "big hill/mountain".
Suurmets Estonian
Suurmets is an Estonian surname meaning "big woods/forest".
Suuroja Estonian
Suuroja is an Estonian surname meaning "big stream".
Suurorg Estonian
Suurorg is an Estonian name meaning "big valley".
Suurpalu Estonian
Suurpalu is an Estonian surname meaning "big sandy heath/heath woodland".
Suursalu Estonian
Suursalu is an Estonian surname meaning "big copse" or "big grove".
Suursoo Estonian
Suursoo is an Estonian surname meaning "big marsh/bog".
Suursööt Estonian
Suursööt is an Estonian surname meaning "big fallow".
Suurtalu Estonian
Suurtalu is an Estonian surname meaning "big farm".
Suurtamm Estonian
Suurtamm is an Estonian surname meaning "big oak".
Suurväli Estonian
Suurväli is an Estonian surname meaning "big field".
Suurvärav Estonian
Suurvärav is an Estonian surname meaning "big gate/door".
Suutre Estonian
Suutre is an Estonian surname derived from "suutma" meaning "to be able/capable".
Suvi Estonian
Suvi is an Estonian surname meaning "summer".
Suviste Estonian
Suviste is an Estonian surname relating to "summer" ("suvi").
Suvorov Russian
From Suvorov, the name of a town in the Tula Oblast of Russia.
Suwabe Japanese
A notable bearer is Junichi Suwabe, a politician.
Suwan Thai
Means "gold" in Thai.
Suwannarat Thai
From Thai สุวรรณ (suwan) meaning "gold" and รัตน์ (rat) meaning "gem, jewel".
Suwanrat Thai
From Thai สุวรรณ (suwan) meaning "gold" and รัตน์ (rat) meaning "gem, jewel".
Suzukaze Japanese
From Japanese 涼 (suzu) meaning "cool, refreshing" and 風 (kaze) meaning "wind".
Suzumiya Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
Suzu means "Bell" and Miya means "Shrine". Haruhi Suzumiya was the female protagonist of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, a popular Japanese light novel series.
Suzumura Japanese
From Japanese 錫 (suzu) meaning "copper, tin" or 鈴 (suzu) meaning "bell" combined with 村 (mura) meaning "village, town". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
Suzutani Japanese (Rare)
Suzu means "Bell, Chime" and Tani is western Japanese for "Valley".
Suzuya Japanese (Rare)
This is the more commonly heard variation of Suzutani.
Šváb Czech
It's from an animal cockroach.
Svahn Swedish
From Swedish Svan "swan".
Svan Swedish
Means "swan" in Swedish.
Svanberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish svan ”swan” and berg ”mountain”.
Svanström Swedish
Combination of Swedish svan "swan" and ström "stream".