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SILK English, Irish
English: metonymic occupational name for a silk merchant, from Middle English selk(e), silk(e) ‘silk’. ... [more]
Sillamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "bridge hill/mountain".
Sillaste is an Estonian surname meaning "pertaining to bridges".
A different form of Shillito
(which is 'a name of unknown derivation and meaning, probably originating in Yorkshire'), borne by British novelist, short-story writer and poet Alan Sillitoe (1928-2010).
Silm is an Estonian surname meaning with mulitple meanings: "eye", "stitch", "loop" and "lamprey".
From English "Silver" and "Grass". Probably given from the plant called "Silvergrass", a Miscanthus type growing in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Islands, or a field shining with the sun.
Obviously means "silver stone." In addition to people, this is the name of a racetrack in the village of the same name in England.
Means "Little Tree" or "Little Woods." Derived from the given name SILVESTER.
SILVIA Portuguese (Americanized)
SILVIA is an Americanized version of the Portuguese surname SILVA
, which is derived from the Latin silvae
and Portuguese silva
words meaning “forest,” “woodland,” or “jungle.” This variation of the surname SILVA was often adopted by Portuguese immigrants upon arrival to the United States.
SIMANTOV Hebrew (Modern)
Means "good sign", derived from Hebrew סימן (siman
) means "sign" and טוב (tov
) means "good".
From the name of the fifth son of Raja Lontung, a legendary king and the supposed ancestor of the nine major Batak clans.
Originates from the German prefix sim
meaning "of the head" and the German word becka
meaning "bull". When combined in this order, the meaning was "bull-headed", meaning stubborn and obstinant.
Šimičić comes from the name Šimun, which is the Croatian form of Simeon, which means flatter and/or listener.... [more]
Means "son of Simke", Simke
being a diminutive of the Yiddish feminine name Sime
(from Hebrew SIMCHA
, literally "joy").
Simm is an Estonian surname, a variant of the masculine given name "Simon".
Simmo is an Estonian surname and masculine given name; a variant of the name "Simon".
The name Simonetti originated from the personal name Simon, itself a derivative of the Hebrew name "Sim'on," from the verb "sama" meaning "to listen." Thus, the name Simonetti means "God has listened," referring to the gratitude of the parents who, having wished for a child, had their prayers answered.... [more]
Comes from a personal name in Sicily and souther Calabria. The name was apparently in origin a nickname from Latin senator member of the Roman senate, Latin senatus, a derivative of senex ‘old’... [more]
SINCLAIR Scottish (Anglicized)
Clan Sinclair is a Scottish clan, which held lands in the highlands; thought to have come to Scotland from France after the Norman invasion.
Alternate spelling of the surname "Sinclair", derived from a Norman French town called "Saint Clair"
Derived from sindik
, a type of lawyer or representative that existed in Dalmatia in the Middle Ages.
SINGHAL Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Odia, Burmese
Derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá
) meaning "lion" (see SINGH
Sinik is an Estonian surname derived from "sinikas" meaning "bog bilberry".
Sinimäe is an Estonian surname meaning "blue hill/mountain".
Sinistra - last name used by a Harry Potter character. She is a Hogwarts professor in Astronomy, Aurora Sinistra.
SINNOTT English, Irish
From the medieval personal name Sinod
(from Old English Sigenōth
, literally "victory-brave").... [more]
Sirkel is an Estonian surname meaning "dividers" and "compass" and "circle tool".
Perhaps a habitational name from a comune (municipality) in Northern Italy.
Derived from German süss
From Min Nan 四孫 (sì-sun)
or 四孙 (sì-sun)
meaning "fourth grandchild".
metronymic from the medieval female personal name Siss, Ciss, short for Sisley, Cecilie, or possibly from a pet form of Sisley (with the old French diminutive suffix -on). variant of SESSIONS
SITDIKOV Bashkir, Tatar
Either derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq)
meaning "friend" or صَادِق (ṣādiq)
meaning "true, truthful, veracious".
From Chinese 司徒 (sītú)
, which was a title for one of the highest ranking government positions in ancient China.
Sivi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the village of the same name in Lääne-Viru County.
Combination of Swedish sjö
"lake" and berg
SJOERDSMA Frisian, Dutch
Derived from the Frisian given name SJOERD
combined with the Frisian surname suffix -(s)ma
, which is most likely derived from Old Frisian monna
meaning "men".... [more]
Combination of Swedish sjö
"lake" and the common surname suffix -ander
(a combination of land
and the habitational suffix -er
). The second element is sometimes said to be derived from Greek aner
Means "seaman, sailor" in Swedish, although this name is more likely to be an ornamental name composed of Swedish sjö
"lake" and man
"man". A notable bearer is film director VILGOT
Ornamental name composed of Swedish sjö
"lake" and ström
"stream, small river".
English name of unknown meaning occurring mainly in Hertfordshire. A noted bearer is American country music artist RICKY
SKARSGÅRD Swedish (Rare)
Allegedly a habitational name derived from Skärlöv
, a village located on the island of Öland, Kalmar County, Sweden. The name of the village is, according to very uncertain sources, said to mean Skares gård
"Skare's farm"... [more]
Habitational name for someone from Skawina in Kraków province.
SKELTON English, German, Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from places in Cumbria and Yorkshire, England, originally named with the same elements as SHELTON
, but with a later change of ‘s’ to ‘sk’ under Scandinavian influence.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Podlachian villages: Skibniew-Kurcze or Skibniew-Podawce.
is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name from Skipwith in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The placename was recorded as "Schipewic" in the Domesday Book of 1086; as "Scipewiz" in the 1166 Pipe Rolls of the county; and as "Skipwith" in the 1291 Pipe Rolls, and derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century "sceap, scip", sheep, and "wic", outlying settlement; hence, "settlement outside the village where sheep were kept"... [more]
SKLUEFF Russian (Latinized, Rare, ?)
Means bird of prey. From Russia. Was changed by the government from Cellieic letters to Latin letters. Unknown if it was change in Russia or Harbin, Chun where they escaped Bolshevism.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Skowronów, Skowronna, or Skowronki, all named with Polish skowronek meaning "skylark".
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Skrzyszew.
Nickname for a stingy person, from a derivative Czech škudil meaning "stingy","tight-fisted".
This indicates familial origin within a cluster of 3 Podlachian villages: Skwierczyn-Dwór, Skwierczyn Lacki, & Skwierczyn-Wieś.
SKYWALKER Popular Culture
The surname of Anakin and Luke Skywalker from the film series "Star Wars". Presumably derived from the two English words sky
Derived from slad
, meaning "malt", and the -ljev
suffix referring to "pouring".
Occupational name for a slater, from Middle English slate
A characteristic name for someone noted for being thin.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masovian villages named Słomin.
Habitational name for someone from places called Słomków, Słomkowa, or Słomkowo, all named with słomka meaning "little straw".
Habitational name from Slonim, a city in Belarus.
Ethnic name for someone from Slovakia or who had connections with Slovakia.
Habitational name for someone from Slowin in Gorzów voivodeship. From the adjective slowinski, denoting a member of the Slowincy, a Slavic people living in Pomerania.
SLUGHORN Popular Culture
Combination of English words "slug" and "horn". It is widely known as a name in the Harry Potter series.
Occupation name for a porter, or gatekeeper. Also an occupational name for someone who made and poured alcohol. "The one who pours the alcohol." - Middle Dutch Sluter. Compare to English Porter.
Habitational name for someone from Slutsk, a city in Belarus.
SMALLEY English, Cornish (?)
Locational surname from places in Derbyshire and Lancashire, so called from Old English smæl
‘narrow’ + leah
‘wood’, ‘clearing’. This may also be a Cornish name with an entirely separate meaning.
From Old English (smeart
) meaning "quick". This surname was used to refer to person who worked as a handyman.
From Old English Smiðatun
meaning "settlement of the smiths".
It is old Serbian surname.It's origins are probably from Kosovo.
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Śmigiel.
SMILEY Scots, English
From elements small
meaning "a small clearing" or as a nickname may refer to a person of happy disposition known for smiling.
From Middle English smoc, smok meaning "smock", "shift", hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold such garments, or a nickname for someone who habitually wore a smock (the usual everyday working garment of a peasant).
Derived from the Old English word "smoc," meaning "smock" or, literally, "woman's undergarment." The name was most likely originally borne by someone who made or sold smocks.
SMOLDERS Belgian (Modern)
A Flemish occupational name equivalent to "Miller", meaning a person who operated a wind or water mill for grinding grain.
Variation of a name given to a blacksmith