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.
Ucar Croatian
1 Croatian, Serbian, and eastern Slovenian: ironic nickname for an autocratic person, from car ‘tsar’.... [more]
Uceda Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Uchida Japanese
From Japanese 内 (uchi) meaning "inside" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Uchiha Japanese
This is the last name of the anime character, Uchiha Sasuke.
Uchihara Japanese
From Japanese 内 (uchi) meaning "inside" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Uchima Japanese
From Japanese 内 (uchi) meaning "inside" and 間 (ma) meaning "among, between".
Uchimura Japanese
From Japanese 内 (uchi) meaning "inside" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
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, Urdu, Tausug
From Arabic الدين (ad-dīn) meaning "the religion", commonly used as a suffix for given names.
Udom English
English: nickname for someone who had done well for himself by marrying the daughter of a prominent figure in the local community, from Middle English odam ‘son-in-law’ (Old English āðum).
Udu Estonian
Udu is an Estonian surname meaning "fog", "mist" and "haze".
Uekawa Japanese
From Japanese 上 (ue) meaning "above, top, upper" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Ueki Japanese
From Japanese 植 (ue) meaning "plant" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
Uematsu Japanese
From Japanese 植 (ue) meaning "plant" and 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree".
Uemura Japanese
From Japanese 上 (ue) meaning "above, top, upper" or 植 (ue) meaning "plant" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Ueng Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Huang.
Uentillie Navajo
From Navajo ayóí meaning "very" and áníldííl meaning "husky, large".
Ueshita Japanese
Ue means "Upper, Top, Above" and Shita means "Below, Under".
Uesugi Japanese
From Japanese 上 (ue) meaning "above, top, upper" and 杉 (sugi) meaning "cedar".
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.
Ugas Catalan
Probably from the word uvas meaning "grapes".
Ugas Somali
From the given name Ugas.
Uggla Swedish
Means "owl" in Swedish.
Uharte Basque
Variant of Ugarte.
Uhke Estonian
Uhke is an Estonian surname meaning "proud" or "vain".
Uhl German
Uhl begins in the German province of Bavaria. Uhl is a nickname surname, a class of German names derived from eke-names, or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute... [more]
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’.
Uhr German, Jewish
Derived from the given name Ulrich. In Jewish, it is a metonymic occupational name for a watch or clock maker, derived from German uhr meaning "watch, clock".
Ühtegi Estonian
Ühtegi is an Estonian surname derived from "ühtelugu", meaning "steadily" and "always" and "tegi" meaning "worker/producer".
Uhumahu Arabic
He was arabic but died by cholera
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 "apple tree" in South Estonian dialects.
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".
Ukiyo Japanese (Rare)
From 浮世 (ukiyo) meaning "fleeting life, floating world​," referring to the urban lifestyle, especially the pleasure-seeking aspects, of Edo period (1603-1868) Japan.... [more]
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.
Ulisse Italian
From the given name Ulisse.
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 Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "of Allah, of God" from Arabic اللّٰه (Allah) referring to the monotheistic god in Islam. It is commonly used as a component in given names.
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". A notable bearer was Vladimir Ulyanov (1870-1924), a Russian revolutionary better known as Vladimir Lenin.
Ulyanova Russian
feminine counterpart of Ulyanov.
Ulyanovskaya Russian
feminine spelling of Ulyanovsky.
Ulyanovsky Russian
Means "son of Ulyan".
Ulysse French
From the given name Ulysse.
Um Korean
Transliteration of the Korean reading of hanja 嚴 from Chinese meaning “stern”
Umajiri Japanese (Rare)
Uma ("Horse") + Jiri from Shiri ("Behind,Rear").
Umar Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Umar.
Ümarik Estonian
Ümarik is an Estonian surname meaning "round", "chubby" and "plump".
Umarova Chechen, Uzbek, Tajik, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkmen
Feminine spelling of Umarov.
Umble English
Variant of Humble.
Umburter Tiv
Means, "Remember the father". Father also used in the context of God.
Umeda Japanese
From Japanese 梅 (ume) meaning "plum" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Umehara Japanese
From Japanese 梅 (ume) meaning "plum" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Umeki Japanese
"Plum tree".
Umesaki Japanese
From Japanese 梅 (ume) meaning "plum" combined with 咲 (saki) meaning "blossom".
Umezawa Japanese
From Japanese 梅 (ume) meaning "plum" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Umiastowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Umiastów.
Umlauf German
German: occupational name for a policeman in a town or city, from Middle High German umbe laufen ‘to make the rounds’.
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]
Umpleby English
Originally given to people from the village of Anlaby in East Yorkshire, UK. Written as Umlouebi in the Domesday Book, the place name is from Old Norse given name Óláfr + býr, "farmstead" or "village".
Unabara Japanese
From Japanese 海 (una) meaning "sea" and 原 (bara) meaning "meadow".
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
Unamuntzaga Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Etxebarria.
Uncastiello Aragonese
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
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"
Undurraga Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zeanuri.
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]
Ungnade German
Castle builders in antiquity, my dad came from Ravensburg Germany on Bodensee.
Ungoed Welsh
Derived from Welsh un "one" and coed "a wood".
Ungureanu Romanian
From Romanian ungur meaning "Hungarian".
Uniacke Irish
Unknown meaning.
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 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".
Unterberger German (Austrian)
Denoted someone from Unterberg, the name of many places in Austria.
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 (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Untzaga.
Unzueta Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Untzueta.
Upadhyay Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher".
Upadhyaya Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Assamese
Variant transcription of Upadhyay.
Upadhyayula Telugu
Telugu form of Upadhyay.
Upham English
"enclosure surrounded by water"
Uppadathil Malayalam
From Old Malayalam uppadam (sea), lit. "from over the Arabian sea," referring to the descendants of a group of Arab traders who settled in Kerala. Predominantly Muslim, although sizeable sections have branched away and practice Hinduism... [more]
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.
Upshaw English
Probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place named with Old English upp meaning "up(per)" and sc(e)aga meaning "copse", or a topographic name with the same meaning.
Upsher English
This Anglo-Saxon surname means “of Upshire” and refers to someone from the hamlet Upshire in County Essex.
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 English
Derived from Upton, but meaning "always prepared"
Upwood English
Derived from a place name meaning "upper forest" in Old English.
Ura Japanese
Ura means "bay, seacoast".
Urain Basque
It indicates familial origin in the vicinity of the eponymous tower house in the municipality of Oñati.
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.
Urano Japanese
From Japanese 浦 (ura) meaning "bay, inlet" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
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 the adjective 麗らか (uraraka) meaning "bright, clear, beautiful, glorious" and 日 (ka) meaning "day."
Urasawa Japanese
Ura means "seacoast, bay" and sawa means "swamp, marsh".
Urata Japanese
From Japanese 浦 (ura) meaning "bay, inlet" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Uratsuji Japanese (Rare)
Uratsuji means "Inlet/rivermouth crossroad"
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.
Urbansky Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Jewish
In Czech and Slovak usage, it is a habitational name for someone from a place called Urbanice. In Polish usage, it is a 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.
Urdaneta Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Aia.
Urduña Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous city.
Urenda Basque
Most probably a topographic name formed with Basque ur- ‘water’.
Uriarte Basque
It means "between cities".
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.
Urkiola Basque
It indicates familial origin near the eponymous natural park.
Urm Estonian
Urm is an Estonian surname; a dialectal Estonian word for "catkin" and "frost". Also meaning "bleeding wound" and "gore".
Urquiaga Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Urkiaga.
Urquiola Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Urkiola.
Urrea Aragonese (Hispanicized)
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.
Urrunaga Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Legutio.
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 (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Urtsua.
Ursuya Basque (Gallicized)
Parisianized form of Urtsua.
Urtiaga Basque
It indicates familial origin near the eponymous cave in the municipality of Deba.
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.
Us Slovene (Rare)
Us is a Slovene Surname which in itself is a shortened version of the House Name Ušič,Meaning Son of Us. The surname may be linked the the slovene word Oves, which translates to "Oats", and may have been an occupational surname referring to someone who farmed Oats and or grains.
Usanza Italian (Rare)
"custom, customary" Italian
Usategi Basque
It literally means "dovecote".
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.
Ushijima Japanese
From Japanese 牛 (ushi) meaning "cow, bull, ox" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".
Ushurov Kazakh
Means "son of Ushur" in Kazakh.
Usik Russian
From Russian meaning "tendril".
Usmani Urdu
From the given name Uthman.
Usmonov Tajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek variant of Usmanov.
Usry English
Variant of Ussery. It comes from a nickname given to a bear-like person.
Ussisoo Estonian
Ussisoo is an Estonian surname meaning "vermian swamp".
Ustinov Russian
Means "son of Ustin". A famous bearer of this surname was the British actor Sir Peter Ustinov (1921-2004).
Ustinova Russian
Feminine counterpart of Ustinov.
Usyk Ukrainian
From Ukranian meaning "tendril".
Utagawa Japanese
Uta means "song and Gawa comes from Kawa, meaning "river".
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.
Utkina Russian
Feminine spelling of Utkin.
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".
Utsler German
Derived from the given name Utz.
Utsugi Japanese
Utsugi can be written in 15 ways, them being: 宇ツ木, 宇次, 宇津城, 宇津木, 宇都城, 宇都木, 卯都木, 卯木, 空木, 槍, 打木, 梼木, 楊盧木, 擣木, 棯. The ''宇津木'' and ''打木'' are also place names while ''空木'' is also a female given name... [more]