Submitted Surnames Starting with U

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UBA Estonian
Uba is an Estonian surname meaning "bean".
ÜBERMACHT German
Same given to someone with a lot of power.
UCEDA Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
UCHIDA Japanese
From Japanese 内 (uchi) meaning "inside, within" and 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field". ... [more]
UCHIHA Japanese
This is the last name of the anime character, Uchiha Sasuke.
UCHIYAMA Japanese
Means "inner mountain", from 内 (uchi) meaning "inside" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
UCLÉS Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
UDAM Estonian
Udam is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "südame", meaning "dearest".
UDDIN Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu
From Arabic الدين (ad-dīn) meaning "the religion" (referring to Islam).
UDU Estonian
Udu is an Estonian surname meaning "fog", "mist" and "haze".
UEHARA Japanese
上 (Ue) means "Upper, Above" and 原 (Hara) means "Plain".
UEKI Japanese
Means "planted tree".
UEMATSU Japanese
上 (Ue) means "Above, Upper" and 松 (Matsu) means "Pine Tree".
UEMURA Japanese
上 (Ue) means "Above, Upper" and 村 (Mura) means "Village, Hamlet".
UESHITA Japanese
Ue means "Upper, Top, Above" and Shita means "Below, Under".
UESUGI Japanese
上 (Ue) means "Upper, Above" and 杉 (Sugi) means "Cedar Tree".
UETA Japanese
This is how Ueda is sometimes said.
UGALDE Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Larrabetzu or the one in the municipality of Okondo.
UGGLA Swedish
Means "owl" in Swedish.
UHARTE Basque
Variant of Ugarte.
UHKE Estonian
Uhke is an Estonian surname meaning "proud" or "vain".
UHLER German
Uhler is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Kastellaun, whose seat is in the like-named town.
UHLÍŘ Czech
Uhlíř is a originally craftsman dedicated to the production of charcoal. It is also called a person involved in the distribution of coal.... [more]
UHLMANN German
From a pet form of a Germanic compound personal name beginning with odal ‘inherited property’.
ÜHTEGI Estonian
Ühtegi is an Estonian surname derived from "ühtelugu", meaning "steadily" and "always" and "tegi" meaning "worker/producer".
UIBO Estonian
Uibo is an Estonian surname derived from "uibu", meaning "wintergreen".
UIBOLEHT Estonian
Uiboleht is an Estonian surname meaning "wintergreen (genus: Pyrola)".
UIBOMAA Estonian
Uibomaa is an Estonian surneame meaning "evergreen land".
UIBOPUU Estonian
Uibopuu is an Estonian surname meaning "wintergreen tree".
UIGA Estonian
Uiga is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "eluiga" meaning "life" and "age".
UIK Estonian
Uik is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "luik", meaning "swan"; or "huik", meaning "crake".
ÜITS Estonian
Üits is an Estonian surname meaning "nicest".
UJULA Estonian
Ujula is an Estonian surname meaning "pool" and "pond".
ÜKSKÜLA Estonian
Üksküla is an Estonian surname meaning "one village".
ULAK Bosnian
From Turkish ulak, "a messenger".
ULATOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Ulatowo in Ostrołęka voivodeship, a place named with Old Polish ulot, ulatać meaning "to fly away".
ÜLAVERE Estonian
Ülavere is an Estonian surname meaning "upper/superior blood".
ÜLEJÕE Estonian
Ülejõe is an Estonian surname meaning "across the river".
ULEMA Estonian
Ulema is an Estonian surname; possibly a corruption of "tulema" meaning "come" and "to come/hail from".
ULENSPEGEL Low German, Literature
This is the name of Dyl Ulenspegel is a trickster figure originating in Middle Low German folklore, possibly meaning "owl mirror".
ÜLESOO Estonian
Ülesoo is an Estonian surname meaning "above (beyond) the swamp".
ÜLEVAIN Estonian
Ülevain is an Estonian surname meaning "above/across village green".
ÜLGEKÜTT Estonian
Ülgekütt is an Estonian surname derived from "hülgekütt" meaning "seal hunter".
ULIBARRI Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Lana.
ULJAS Estonian
Uljas is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name) meaning "daring" and "valiant".
ÜLJES Estonian
Üljes is an Estonian surname derived from "hüljes" meaning "seal".
ULLA Estonian
Ulla is an Estonian surname derived from "üla-", a prefix meaning "upper".
ULLAH Pakistani, Pashto, Urdu, Punjabi, Balochi, Sindhi, Bengali, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic اللّٰه (allāh) referring to the monotheistic god in Islamic belief (see Allah).
ULLMANN German
Variant spelling of Uhlmann, associated with Jewish Europeans, meaning "man from Ulm". It is derived from the name of the city of Ulm in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
ULLOA Galician
This indicates familial origin within the comarca of A Ulloa.
ULMER German
German surname meaning "from the city of Ulm".
ULRICH German
Derived from the personal name Ulrich.
ULSHAFER German
Altered form of ULSHÖFER.
ULSHÖFER German
Habitational name for someone from a place called Ilshofen (old form Ulleshoven), near Schwäbisch Hall.
ULUOTS Estonian
Uluots is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "uluk" ("(hunting) game" ) and "ots" ("end").
ULUSOY Turkish
Means "great lineage", derived from Turkish ulu meaning "supreme, great, exalted" combined with soy meaning "ancestry, lineage".
ULVAEUS Swedish (Rare)
Allegedly a latinization of Ulfsäter, a combination of Swedish ulv "wolf" and säter "mountain pasture". Björn Ulvaeus (b. 1945) is a Swedish songwriter, composer and former member of ABBA.
ULVESTAD Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of five farmsteads, most in western Norway, named from Old Norse ulfr meaning ‘wolf’ + staðir, plural of staðr meaning ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.
ULYANOV Russian
Means "son of Ulyan". This was the surname of communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), who was born as Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov.
UMAJIRI Japanese (Rare)
Uma ("Horse") + Jiri from Shiri ("Behind,Rear").
UMAR Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Umar.
ÜMARIK Estonian
Ümarik is an Estonian surname meaning "round", "chubby" and "plump".
UMBLE English
Variant of Humble.
UMBURTER Tiv
Means, "Remember the father". Father also used in the context of God.
UMEDA Japanese
From the Japanese 梅 (ume) "plum" and 田 (da or ta) "rice paddy" or 多 (da or ta) "many."
UMEHARA Japanese
梅原 - "Umehara" meaning field of plums / 原 - "hara" meaning "field" / 梅 - "ume" meaning "plum"
UMEZAWA Japanese
From the Japanese 梅 (ume) "plum" and 澤 or 沢 (zawa or sawa) "swamp."
UMIASTOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Umiastów.
UMON Japanese (Rare)
This surname combines 右 (u, yuu, migi) meaning "right" or 宇 (u) meaning "eaves, heaven, house, roof" with 門 (mon, kado, to) meaning "gate."... [more]
ÜNAL Turkish
Means "become famous" or "become well-known" in Turkish.
UÑALIVIA Spanish (Rare)
Has no specific meaning but it was a rare spanish name
UNDERBERG Norwegian
Habitational name from a place named with Old Norse undir meaning "under" and berg meaning "mountain, hill".
UNDIRMARE Indian
Marathi name meaning "mice killer"
UNGER German
German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: ethnic name for a Hungarian or a nickname for someone who had trade relations with Hungary, from the ethnic term Unger ‘Hungarian’ ... [more]
UNGOED Welsh
Derived from Welsh un "one" and coed "a wood".
UNGUREANU Romanian
Means "from Hungary" / "Hungarian"
UNION English, Irish
A bearer: Gabrielle Union, an actress.
UNIVERSE Popular Culture
From the English word universe. It is borne by the titular protagonist in the Cartoon Network show "Steven Universe".
ÜNLÜ Turkish
Means "famous, celebrity" in Turkish.
UNNIKRISHNAN Indian, Malayalam
Means "Lord Krishna" or "young Krishna", a combination of the title and given name ഉണ്ണി (uṇṇi) meaning "infant boy, young boy" and the name of Krishna, Hindu deity.
UNO Japanese
From Japanese 宇 (u) meaning "eaves" and 野 (no) meaning "field".
UNTERREINER German
Topographic name for someone who lived below a mountain ridge, from Middle High German under meaning ‘under’ + rein meaning ‘ridge’.
UNTHANK English
From a place name meaning "squatter's holding" from Old English unthanc (literally "without consent").
UNTZAGA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Urkabustaiz.
UNWIN English
From the Old English male personal name Hūnwine, literally "bearcub-friend" (later confused with Old English unwine "enemy"). Bearers include British publisher Sir Stanley Unwin (1885-1968) and "Professor" Stanley Unwin (1911-2002), South African-born British purveyor of comical nonsense language.
ÚNZAGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Untzaga.
UNZUETA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Untzueta.
UPADHYAY Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Hindu Brahmin surname derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upādhyāya) meaning "teacher (of the Vedas)".
UPADHYAYA Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Assamese
Variant transcription of Upadhyay.
UPHAM English
"enclosure surrounded by water"
UPPARA Indian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
ÜPRUS Estonian
Üprus is an Estonian surname derived from "üpris" meaning "very" and "much".
UPS Estonian
Ups is an Estonian surname derived from "upsakas" meaning "proud" and "conceited". "Ups" also also means "whoops" in Estonian.
UPSHUR English
Most probably an altered spelling of English Upshire, a habitational name from Upshire in Essex, named with Old English upp "up" and scir "district". Alternatively, it may be a variant of Upshaw.
UPTAIN Old English (Americanized)
Derived from Upton, but meaning "always prepared"
URAMOTO Japanese (Rare)
浦 (Ura) means "Seacoast,Bay" and 本 (Moto) means "Source, Origin, Root". Kentaro Uramoto is a notable bearer of this surname, he is a former Japanese football player.
URAOKA Japanese (Rare)
Ura means "Bay,Seacoast" and Oka means "Hill, Ridge".
URARAKA Popular Culture
In the case of the character Ochako (Ochaco) Uraraka (麗日 お茶子) from 'My Hero Academia', her surname is made up of 麗 (rei, uruwa.shii, ura.raka, urara) meaning "bright, beautiful" and 日 (jitsu, nichi, -ka, hi, -bi) meaning "day."
URB Estonian
Urb is an Estonian surname meaning "catkin".
URBAN English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Hungarian, Jewish
From a medieval personal name (Latin Urbanus meaning "city dweller", a derivative of urbs meaning "town", "city").
URBANE Latvian
Latvian form of Urban.
URBANOWICZ Polish
Patronymic from the personal name Urban.
URBAŃSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from a place named with the personal name Urban.
URDANEGI Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gordexola.
URDANEGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Urdanegi.
URDUÑA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous city.
URENDA Basque
Most probably a topographic name formed with Basque ur- ‘water’.
URIE Scottish, English, Irish
From the Scottish Fetteresso parish, Kincardineshire. May mean someone who is brave and loud.
URIONDO Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zeberio.
URKIAGA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous hill that is in fact the northernmost one in Navarre.
URM Estonian
Urm is an Estonian surname; a dialectal Estonian word for "catkin" and "frost". Also meaning "bleeding wound" and "gore".
URQUIAGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Urkiaga.
URREA Aragonese (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Urreya.
URREYA Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 municipalities: Urreya de Gayén or Urreya de Xalón.
URRITZOLA Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese localities.
URRIZOLA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Urritzola.
URRUTIA Basque
Basque surname meaning "distant, far away" in Euskara.
URRUTIGOITI Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the commune of Montori, located in the French canton of Euskal Mendialdea.
URSU Romanian
Means "bear" in Romanian.
URSÚA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Urtsua.
URSUYA Basque (French)
Parisianized form of Urtsua.
URTSUA Basque
This indicates familial origin near the eponymous mountain in the French department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques.
URUSHIHARA Japanese (Rare)
漆 (Urushi) means "Lacquer/Lacker, Varnish" and 原 (Hara) means "Plain".
URUSOV Russian
From Slavic urush which means "warrior". This was the surname of a noble family in Russia.
URZĘDOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Urzędów.
USANZA Italian (Rare)
"custom, customary" Italian
USECHE Basque
the prefix use means bird in Basque and the prefix che means bird. Useche means bird house
USELTON English
Perhaps a variant of Osselton, a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, probably in northeastern England, where this name is most common.
USSISOO Estonian
Ussisoo is an Estonian surname meaning "vermian swamp".
UTECH German
From Middle Low German ūt-echtisch ‘outsider’, a term denoting someone who was not a member of a particular guild.
UTHMAN Nigerian
From the given name Uthman.
UTNE Norwegian
In Norwegian, probably has some pre-Germanic elements (i.e. before approx. 200 CE). Other place-names in the area also has an element of pre-Germanic and unknown origins. It has been suggested that it derives from "Út-tún", meaning the hamlet or farmstead that is "out"
UTSAR Estonian
Utsar is an Estonian surname, possibly a truncated variant of "Kutsar", meaning "coachman".
UTSUNOMIYA Japanese
This surname is used as either 宇都宮 or 宇津宮 with 宇 (u) meaning "eaves, heaven, house, roof", 都 (tsu, to, miyako) meaning "capital, metropolis", 津 (shin, tsu) meaning "ferry, harbour, haven, port" and 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess, Shinto shrine."... [more]
ÜTT Estonian
Ütt is an Estonian surname (loosely) meaning "vocative"; a "word of address'' or "exclamatory address".
UUDEKÜLL Estonian
Uudeküll is an Estonian surname meaning "new enough".
UUDELEPP Estonian
Uudelepp is an Estonian surname meaning "new alder".
UUDMÄE Estonian
Uudmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "virgin/unspoiled hill/mountain".
UUE Estonian
Uue is an Estonian surname meaning "anew".
UUEHENDRIK Estonian
Uuehendrik is an Estonian surname meaning "new Hendrik (a masculine given name)". Probably derived from the offspring of a Hendrik junior.
UUEMAA Estonian
Uuemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "new land".
UUEMÕIS Estonian
Uuemõis is an Estonian surname meaning "new manor".
UUENI Estonian
Uueni is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "uuenema" meaning "reform" and "renew".
UUESALU Estonian
Uuesalu is an Estonian surname meaning "new grove".
UUETALU Estonian
Uuetalu is an Estonian surname meaning "new farm".
UUETOA Estonian
Uuetoa is an Estonain surname, meaning "new home" or "new room".
UUK Estonian
Uuk is an Estonian surname meaning "bay" and "dormer".
UUKKIVI Estonian
Uukkivi is an Estonian surname meaning "dormer/bay stone".
UULI Estonian
Uuli is an Estonian surname derived from "uulits", meaning "street".
UURITS Estonian
Uurits is an Estonian surname meaning "engraver" and "burin".
UUS Estonian
Uus is an Estonian surname meaning "new".
UUSI Finnish
Uusi is a Finnish surname meaning "new".
UUSKIVI Estonian
Uuskivi is an Estonian surname meaning "new stone".
UUSLA Estonian
Uusla is an Estonian surname meaning "new field/area".
UUSMAA Estonian
Uusmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "new land".
UUSMÄGI Estonian
Uusmägi is an Estonian surname meaning "new mountain/hill".
UUSMEES Estonian
Uusmees is an Estonian surname meaning "new man".
UUSORG Estonian
Uusorg is an Estonian surname meaning "new valley".
UUSPERE Estonian
Uuspere is an Estonian surname meaning "new family".
UUSPÕLD Estonian
Uuspõld is an Estonian surname meaning "new field".
UUSSAAR Estonian
Uussaar is an Estonian surname meaning "new island".
UUSTALU Estonian
Uustalu is an Estonian surname meaning "new farmstead".
UUSVÄLI Estonian
Uusväli is an Estonian surname meaning "new field".
UWEM Ibibio, Efik, Anang
Meaning "Life". It originates from the Efik, Ibibio and Anang tribes of Cross River state, Nigeria which has now been divided with the Ibibios and Anang people in the newly formed Akwa Ibom state... [more]
UXBRIDGE English
Place in England. Like Enfield.
UYSAL Turkish
Means "docile, easygoing, peaceful" in Turkish.
UZARSKI Polish
Either means "nobility" or "servant of nobility"
UZHAKHOV Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The clan's name is possibly derived from a given name, in turn possibly from an Ingush word meaning "bold, strong".
UZUMAKI Japanese (Rare)
This name combines 渦 (ka, uzu) meaning "eddy, vortex, whirlpool" or 太 (ta, tai, futo.i, futo.ru) meaning "big around, plump, thick" with 巻 (kan, ken, maki, ma.ki, ma.ku) meaning "book, coil, part, roll up, scroll, tie, volume, wind up."... [more]