Submitted Surnames Starting with S

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Salamov Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Chechen
Derived from Arabic سَلَام (salām) meaning "peace, greeting".
Salander Swedish
Meaning uncertain. Possibly a variant of Selander or a combination of an unexplained first element and the common surname suffix -ander.
Salapuddin Filipino, Tausug
From the given name Salapuddin.
Salas Spanish, 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".
Salaŭjoŭ Belarusian
Patronymic surname derived from Belarusian салавей (salaviej) meaning "nightingale".
Salaün Breton, French
Form of the given name Solomon.
Saldaña Spanish
Habitual surname for a person from any of the locations in Spain named Saldaña. The name itself comes from the older name Gili-Zalan, which is of uncertain meaning.
Saldívar Spanish
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’.
Saldrim Irish
Means "One who knows".
Sale English, 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]
Saleem Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Salim.
Saleh Arabic
From the given name Salih.
Salehi Persian
Derived from the given name Saleh.
Salem Arabic
From the given name Salim.
Salerno Italian
Southern Italian habitational name from the city of Salerno in Campania.
Salgado Galician, Portuguese
Nickname for a witty person.
Salhi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Salih.
Salib Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Egyptian Christian derived from Arabic صَلِيب (ṣalīb) meaning "cross, crucifix".
Saliba Arabic, Maltese
Means "crucifix, cross" in Arabic, a reference to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Christianity... [more]
Salih Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Salih.
Salimi Persian, Arabic
From the given name Salim.
Salinš Latvian
Topographic name for someone living on an island, from a derivative of Latvian sala meaning ‘island’.
Salipada Filipino, Maguindanao
Maguindanao cognate of Saripada.
Salisbury English
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]
Saliste Estonian
Saliste is an Estonian surname derived from "salu", meaning "grove".
Salk English (American)
Likely the English form of Schalk, which means "dweller near a willow tree".
Sallas Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Galician, Portuguese, Aragonese, Asturian, Romanian, Greek
Either a variant of Salas or Sala, or else a nickname from Arabic, Turkish, or Persian salli meaning "broad, wide, large, tall".
Sallis English
A name for someone who lives where sallows grow - sallows being a type of willow, from the Middle English 'salwe'.
Sallo Estonian
Sallo is an Estonian surname. It is a corruption of "salu", meaning "grove" or "copse".
Sallow English (Rare)
Sallow comes from the medieval word for willow tree. It is a location surname.
Sallwasser German
It is derived from the German words (Salz) meaning "salt", & (Salweide) meaning "water".
Salman Arabic, Urdu, Turkish
From the given name Salman.
Salmerón Castilian
It indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous Murcian volcano.
Salmi Finnish
Means "a strait" in Finnish.
Salming Swedish (Rare)
Derived from Salmi, the name of a small village in Northern Sweden (see also Salmi).
Salomón Jewish, Spanish
From the given name Salomón.
Salonga Filipino, Tagalog
From the name of a chief of Polo (presently the city of Valenzuela in Manila) who was later baptised as Pedro Salonga.
Salt Anglo-Saxon, English
Of Anglo-Saxon origin, from the town in Staffordshire.
Salter English
Occupational name for an extractor or seller of salt (a precious commodity in medieval times), from Middle English salt 'salt' + the agent suffix -er.
Salthouse English
"Salthouse" and other variants come from the place name in Northumberland.
Saltmarsh English
Last name of cricket player Ian Saltmarsh (1901-1970).
Saltzman Jewish, German
Altered spelling of Salzmann.
Salu Estonian
Salu is an Estonian surname meaning "grove".
Saluäär Estonian
Saluäär is an Estonian surname meaning "grove edge".
Salulaht Estonian
Salulaht is an Estonian surname meaning "grove bay".
Salumäe Estonian
Salumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "grove ridge".
Saluorg Estonian
Saluorg is an Estonian surname meaning "grove valley".
Salupalu Estonian
Salupalu is an Estonian surname meaning "meadow heathy woodland".
Salurand Estonian
Salurand is an Estonian surname meaning "grove beach".
Salusoo Estonian
Salusoo is an Estonian surname meaning "grove swamp".
Salussolia Italian
Originally denoted a person from Salussola, a comune (municipality) in the province of Biella in Piedmont, Italy.
Saluste Estonian
Saluste is an Estonian surname, relating to "grove".
Saluveer Estonian
Saluveer is an Estonian surname meaning "grove embankment (berm)".
Salvacion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish salvación meaning "salvation," referring to the saving of human beings from death and separation from God by Christ's death and resurrection.
Salvador Filipino, Spanish, Catalan, Tagalog, Portuguese
From the popular Christian personal name Salvador, meaning "Savior" (Latin Salvator, a derivative of salvare "to save"), bestowed in honor of Christ.
Salvatore Italian
Derived from the Italian masculine given name Salvatore, which in turn was derived from the Italian noun salvatore meaning "saviour, rescuer"... [more]
Salzmann German, Jewish
Occupational name for a producer or seller of salt, from German salz "salt" + mann "man".
Samadi Persian, Arabic
From the given name Samad.
Samaha Arabic
Derived from Arabic سَمْح (samḥ) meaning "magnanimous, generous".
Samandarov Uzbek
From the given name Samandar.
Samaniego Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the comarca of Arabako Errioxa.
Samara Greek
Variant of Samaras.
Samargiu Macedonian
Etymology... [more]
Samarsky Russian
Refers to a region named "Samara" in Russia.
Sambourne English
From the name of a hamlet in Warwickshire, England.
Sameer Arabic, Dhivehi, Urdu
From the given name Samir 1.
Samejima Japanese
”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]
Samet German, 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’).
Samir Arabic
From the given name Samir 1.
Samiri Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Samir. It also means "samaritan" in Arabic.
Samirov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Samir".
Samis Dutch, German
From a pet form of the personal name Samuel.
Samma Estonian
Samma is an Estonian surname derived from either "sammal" meaning "moss" or "sammas" meaning " column", "pillar" and "post".
Sammal Estonian
Sammal is an Estonian surname meaning "moss".
Sammartino Italian
From Italian san (apocopic form of santo ("saint") + Martino ("Martin").
Sammel Estonian
Sammel is an Estonian surname meaning "moss".
Sammul Estonian
Sammul is an Estonian surname meaning "pace" and "step".
Samon Japanese (Rare)
This surname combines 左 (sa, sha, hidari) meaning "left" or 佐 (sa) meaning "assistant, help" with 門 (mon, kado, to) meaning "gate."... [more]
Samper Catalan
Habitational name from any of the places in Catalonia called Sant Pere, generally as the result of the dedication of a local church or shrine to St. Peter (Sant Pere).
Samporna Filipino, Maranao
Means "main point" in Maranao, possibly from Sanskrit संपूर्ण (sampūrṇ) meaning "complete, entire, whole".
Sampulna Filipino, Maguindanao
Maguindanao form of Samporna.
Samrajyam Indian
It means "a kingdom".
Samreen Arabic, Indian, Urdu
From the given name Samrin.
Samson Filipino
From Min Nan 三孫 (sam-sun) or 三孙 (sam-sun) meaning "third grandchild".
Samsonov Russian
Means "son of Samson".
Sámuel Hungarian
From the given name Sámuel.
Samways English
From a medieval nickname for a fool (from Middle English samwis "foolish", literally "half-wise").
Samylin Russian
Means "son of Samyl".
San Agustín Spanish (Mexican)
Means "Saint Augustine 1" in Spanish.
San Agustin Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of San Agustín. This surname is also found in Guam.
San Andrés Spanish
Means "Saint Andrew" in Spanish.
San Antonio Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Saint Anthony" in Spanish.
San Blas Spanish (Canarian)
Means "Saint Blaise" in Spanish.
Sanches Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Sanchez.
Sancho Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Sancho.
Sancti Celtic (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.
Sanctius Biblical Latin (Latinized, Archaic)
It meaning saint or holy. It comes from the Latin word sanctus.
Sancto Medieval Italian (Latinized, Modern)
It comes from the Latin and it means hallowed or holiness.
Sanctus Medieval Italian
Sanctus is a very old graphic form in Italy and it means santo (saint).
Sand English, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Jewish
From the vocabulary word sand. As a Swedish and Jewish name, often ornamental. Otherwise topographic.
Sand English, Scottish
Derived from a short form of Alexander.
Sand French
Derived from the given name Sando.
Sandahl Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Swedish and Norwegian sand "sand" and dal "valley".
Sandano Italian
San means "saint" in Italian, but I don't know what the... [more]
Sandblom Swedish
Combination of Swedish sand "sand" and blomma "flower".
Sande Norwegian
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".
Sande German
Variant of Sand.
Sandell English
Originated from a name for someone who lived on a sand hill
Sandeman English
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.
Sandhu Indian, Punjabi
From Sindhu, the Sanskrit name for the Indus River.
San Diego Spanish (Philippines)
Habitational name from any of various places named San Diego, so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to Saint Didacus (San Diego).
Sandison Scottish
Possibly a Scottish variant of Sanderson.
Sandler English
Norman origin. Habitational name from Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët in La Manche, which gets its name from the dedication of its church to St. Hilary, or alternatively from either of the places, in La Manche and Somme, called Saint-Lô... [more]
Sandmeier German, German (Swiss), German (Austrian)
From Middle High German sand combined with Meier, referring to a tenant farmer whose farm was on sandy soil.
Sandowski Polish
Habitational name from places called Sedowice, Sedowo, Sedów, in Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Piotrków, and Sieradz voivodeships.
Sandu Romanian
From the given name Sandu.
Sandusky Polish
Germanized spelling of Sandowski or Sedowski.
Sandvall Swedish
Combination of Swedish sand "sand" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
Sandvik Norwegian, Swedish
A combination of sand "sand" and vik "bay, inlet".
Sandwell English
From a place called SANDWELL.
San Francisco Spanish
In honor of Saint Francis.
Sang Estonian
Sang is an Estonian surname meaning "handle" or "bail".
San Gabriel Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Saint Gabriel" in Spanish.
Sangalang Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog sanggalang meaning "protection".
Sanghera Sanskrit
The Sanghera (संघेडा) clan are descended from Chauhan Rajputs and are found chiefly amongst the Jatt Sikh tribes of Northwestern India.
Sang-hyun Korean
Sang-hyun is a Korean unisex given name, predominantly masculine. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name.
San Giorgio Italian
“Saint George.”
San Giovanni Italian
Means Saint John in Italian
Sanguinem American
Means "blood" in Latin.
Sangwin English
From Middle English sanguine (blood) ,one of the four humours.
Sanin Russian
Means "son of Sana".
Sanjo Japanese
Variant transcription of Sanjou.
San Jorge Spanish
“St George”
San Jose Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of San José primarily used in the Philippines.
San José Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places called San José, so named for a local church or shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph (San José).
Sanjou Japanese
From Japanese 三 (san) meaning "three" and 條 or 条 (jou) meaning "paragraph".
San Juan Spanish
Means "Saint John", derived from Spanish santo "saint" combined with Juan 1. This is a habitational name for a person from any of various places called San Juan, so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to Saint John (San Juan).
Sankey English, Irish
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, which derived from the name of an ancient British river, perhaps meaning "sacred, holy." ... [more]
Sankt Johann German
Means Saint John in German.
San Luis Spanish
In honor of Saint Louis.
San Martín Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places named San Martín, so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to Saint Martin (San Martín).
San Miguel Spanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to St. Michael (San Miguel).
Sanocki Polish
Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair)... [more]
San Pascual Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Saint Pascal" in Spanish.
San Pedro Spanish
Means Saint Peter in Spanish
San Pietro Italian
Means Saint Peter in Italian.
Sans Catalan
From the given name Sans.
Santa Ana Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of Santana primarily used in the Philippines.
Santaella Castilian
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
Santagata Biblical Italian (Italianized, Modern, ?)
names of several towns in Italy derived from saint agatha (sant agata )
Santala Finnish
Combined from 'santa', meaning "sand", and '-la', a suffix indicating a place.
Santa Maria Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of Santamaría primarily used in the Philippines.
Santamaría Spanish
Means "Saint Mary" in Spanish, used as a name for someone from any of various locations named after the Virgin Mary.
Santamaria Italian, French, Spanish
Italian and French cognate of Santamaría as well as a Spanish variant.
Santander Spanish
From the toponymy, it is discussed whether Santander is a derivation of San Emeterio or San Andrés. Due to the proximity of the Basque country (Ander = Andrés) and the tenor of some ancient texts, it can be concluded that it refers to San Andrés... [more]
Santangelo Italian
Originating someone from Sant' Angelo in Italy.
Sante Ancient Celtic
It is a surname of Northern Italy (Cisalpine Gaul). It means sacred or holy.
Santee English
A topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
Santelices Castilian
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous locality of the municipality of Merindad de Valdeporres.
Santerre French
Habitational name from a place to the southeast of the Somme river, named with Latin sana terra "healthy, wholesome land".
Santesson Swedish
Means "son of Sante". Sante is a medieval Swedish form of Alexander.
Santi Italian (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]
Santiais Celtic (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]
Santino Italian
Derived from the given name Santino.
Santis Medieval 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).
Santistevan Spanish
Status of nobility
Santora Italian
Feminine variant of Santoro.
Santorum Italian
Variant of Santoro. A notable bearer is former American Senator Rick Santorum (1958-present).
Santu Basque (Latinized, Modern)
It's a Basque surname and its meaning is hallowed or holiness.
Santy Celtic (Latinized, Modern)
It means saint, sacred or holy. In the Gaelic language is sanctaidd.
Sanx Spanish
A variation of the surname Saenz, derived from the popular medieval given name Sancho. This given name was originally derived from the Latin name Sanctius a derivative of the Latin word 'sanctus', meaning 'holy'... [more]
Sanzio Italian
Meaning: Holy or Blessed.
Sao Khmer
Unexplained but a common surname in Cambodia.
São João Portuguese
Means "St. John" in Portuguese.
São Jorge Portuguese
“St George.”
São Lucas Portuguese
Means "St. Luke" in Portuguese.
São Pedro Portuguese
Means Saint Peter in Portuguese.
Saparow Turkmen
Means "son of Sapar".
Saperstein Jewish, German
“Sapphire” and “stone”
Sapienza Italian
It means "knowledge" in Italian.
Sapir Hebrew
Means "sapphire" in Hebrew.
Sapiro Jewish
Varient of Shapiro.
Sapperstein Jewish
Ornamental name, a compound of Hebrew sapir 'sapphire' + German Stein 'stone'.
Sappingfield American (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]
Saracho Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Saratxo.
Sarafian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Sarafyan.
Sarafyan Armenian
Means "son of the banker" from Arabic صَرَّاف (ṣarrāf) meaning "banker, moneychanger, cashier".
Saragih Batak
Simalungun clan name derived from the prefix sa- combined with Simalungun ragih meaning "rule, arrange".
Saraiva Portuguese
It literally means "hail".
Sarakar Indian, Odia
Odia variant of Sarkar.