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VÄÄRTNÕU     Estonian
Väärtnõu is an Estonian surname meaning "advice worthy".
VĂCĂRESCU     Romanian
From the Romanian word văcăr, meaning "cowherd".
VACCARINO     Italian
From a diminutive of the occupational name Vaccaro meaning "cowherd".
VĀCIETIS     Latvian
Means "German (person)".
VÁCLAVÍK     Czech, Slovak
Václavík is nickname for Slavic name Václav.
VADÁSZ     Hungarian
Hungarian surname meaning "hunter".
Secondary surname, common among soldiers, which has been adopted as a principal surname; it means "Go with a merry heart".
VADELOV     Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush family name, which is from the name of an Ingush teip (clan) which is of disputed origin, possibly derived from Ingush да (da) meaning "father", Arabic وَعْد (waʿd) meaning "promise" (through Turkish vaat), or from the hypothetical name Vadel derived from Lezgin вад (vad) meaning "five" (hypothetically given to the fifth-born child of a family).
VADEN     English, Swedish
Apparently of English origin, but of unexplained etymology. ... [more]
VADER     German (Rare)
From Middle Low German vader meaning ‘father’, ‘senior’; in the Middle Ages this was used a term of address for someone who was senior in rank or age.
VÆRNES     Norwegian
Værnes is a village in the municipality of Stjørdal in Nord-Trøndelag county in Mid-Norway. The original spelling of the village's name was Vannes and it is a combination of var "calm, quiet" and nes "headland"... [more]
VAGA     Estonian
Vaga is an Estonian surname meaning "devout" and "pious".
VAGABOV     Chechen, Dagestani
Means "son of Vagab".
VÁGÓ     Hungarian
Occupational name for a wood- or stonecutter, or butcher, from vágni ‘to cut’.
VAGULA     Estonian, Brazilian
Vagula is the name of a village and a lake in Võru Parish, Võru County in southern Estonia.
VAHE     Estonian
Vahe is an Estonian surname meaning "middle".
VAHER     Estonian
Vaher is an Estonian surname meaning "maple".
VÄHI     Estonian
Vähi is an Estonian surname, derived from "vähim", meaning "smallest" or "lightest".
VAHI     Estonian
Vahi is an Estonian surname meaning "watch" or "guard"; derived from "vahimees", meaning "watchman".
VAHTRA     Estonian
Vahtra is an Estonian surname meaning "maple" (Aceraceae).
VAID     Hindi
VAIKJÄRV     Estonian
Vaikjärv is an Estonian surname meaning "small lake".
VAILLANCOURT     French (Quebec)
Possibly a variant of Valencourt. This is the surname of a noble family who probably lived near Willencourt.
VAILLANT     French
From a medieval nickname for a brave person (from Old French vaillant "brave, sturdy").
VAINO     Estonian
Vaino is an Estonian surname, derived from the patronymic given name Vaino.
VAINUMÄE     Estonian
Vainumäe is an Estonian surname derived from "vainurästas", meaning "redwing blackbird" (Turdus iliacus) and "mäe", meaning ""hill".
VÄISÄNEN     Finnish
Topographic name from väisä meaning either meaning "road" or "sign placed on the ice" + the common surname suffix -nen.
VAITOV     Crimean Tatar
Means "son of Vait".
VAKHAEV     Chechen
Means "son of Vakha".
VAL     Spanish, French
It means valley. It comes from Britain and then moved to Aragón (Spain).
VALADEZ     Asturian, Spanish, Mexican
Asturian-Leonese variant of Valdez.
Person of the East.
VALDERRAMA     Spanish
Habitational name from any of the places named Valderrama, as for example in Burgos province.
VALDÉS     Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VALDOVIÑO     Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VALDRE     Estonian
Valdre is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the masculine given name "Valter", or relating to a "parish" or "borough" ("vald").
VALE     English
Topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Middle English vale (Old French val, from Latin vallis). The surname is now also common in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as de Bhál.
VALE     Galician, Aragonese
Topographic name from val "valley", or habitational name from any of the places named with this word.
VALEE     German
From French origin, denoting someone who lives or comes from a valley.
VALEN     English, Scottish
English and Scottish: from a medieval personal name, Latin Valentinus, a derivative of Valens (see also Valente), which was never common in England, but is occasionally found from the end of the 12th century, probably as the result of French influence... [more]
VALENTE     Italian, Galician, Portuguese
Italian, Galician, and Portuguese: nickname from valente ‘brave’, ‘valiant’.... [more]
VALENTIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Valent".
VALENZUELA     Spanish
Habitational name from places named Valenzuela in Córdoba and Ciudad Real. The place name is a diminutive of Valencia, literally "Little Valencia".
VALEZ     Spanish
I think it is of Spanish Background possibly meaning 'Soldier' or 'Guard'. ... [more]
VALEZZE     Spanish
Variant of Valez
VALGE     Estonian
Valge is an Estonian surname meaning "white".
VÄLI     Estonian
Väli is an Estonian surname meaning "field".
VALIANT     English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from Old French vaillant meaning "heroic, courageous".
VALIENTE     Spanish
From a nickname based on valiente "brave".
VALIYEV     Azerbaijani
Variant of Vəliyev.
VÄLJAOTS     Estonian
Väljaots is an Estonian surname meaning "out/afield (of the) cusp/tip".
VÄLJAS     Estonian
Väljas is an Estonian surname meaning "afield" or "out in the open".
VALJEAN     Literature
Meaning unknown. Jean Valjean is the name of the ex-convict, mayor, and gaurdian of the child Cosette in Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables'. (1862)
VALKEAPÄÄ     Finnish
From the Finnish valkea meaning "white", and pää meaning "head" or "tip".
VALLANCE     English
Means "person from Valence", southeastern France (probably "place of the brave").
VALLE     Spanish, Italian
Habitational name from any of the many places named with valle "valley", or topographic name for someone who lived in a valley (Latin vallis).
VALLEY     English
Topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Middle English valeye.
VALLIE     German
Probably an altered spelling of German Valee, a fairly common surname of French origin denoting someone who lived in a valley. The name in Germany is also spelled Wallee.
VALLIN     Swedish
The suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of", combined with either Latin vallis "valley" or Swedish vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
VALMONT     English, French
Means "Hill of the vale"
VALMORIDA     Filipino
"Valley of Morita" in Spanish, from Morita (森田) (sēntián), "forest and farmland" in Chinese
VALO     Finnish
means "light" in finnish
VALORE     Italian
Meaning - Value
VAMPYR     English (American)
A gothic surname.
VANAGS     Latvian
Means "hawk".
Means "from the beet fields". A famous bearer of this name was German Clasical composer Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827).
VAN BLANKENBERG     Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name from any of various places so called, in particular in Hennef and Gelderland, or from Blankenberge in West Flanders, Belgium.
VAN BUUREN     Dutch
Variant of Van Buren.
VAN DAM     Dutch
Van - meaning "from the" or "of the"... [more]
VAN DE MARK     Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a border or boundary, from Middle Dutch marke, merke meaning "boundary", "borderland".
VAN DEN BERG     Dutch, Afrikaans, Flemish
Meaning "from the mountain".
from the bush or woods
VAN DER     Dutch
van "from"... [more]
VANDERBILT     Dutch, German
Topographic name for someone living by a low hill, from Middle Low German bulte "mound", "low hill".
VAN DER KOLK     Dutch
'van der' means "of the" ... [more]
VAN DER KOOI     Dutch
name for someone from either of two places, De Kooi in South Holland or De Kooy in North Holland.
VANDERLEI     Brazilian
It derives from the Dutch surname Van der Leij/Ley. The surname arrived in Brazil by Kaspar Nieuwhoff Van Der Leij by 1630, a cavalry captain from the Dutch army.
VAN DER LEIJ     Dutch
This surname means "of the slate." The original bearer of this name may have come from a place where slate was produced.
VANDERLEY     English (American)
English spelling of Van Der Leij.
Topographic name for someone from a place rich in animal fodder, for example acorns.
VAN DER MERWE     Dutch, South African
While the name is currently very common in South Africa, it originates in Holland, literally meaning "From the Merwe". The first van der Merwes hail from the Merwede river. The name went to South Africa with the Dutch settlers in 1652.
Means "of the bannner" meaning most likely indicates ancestry of high-ranking occupation.
Means, from the pool. It was a topographic name for someone who lived by a pool or pond, derived from the Dutch word POL. The name is also spelt POHL, POL, POLL, POLS, Van den POLL and POLMAN.
VAN DER STEEN     Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name for someone from any of various minor places called Steen or Ten Stene (from steen meaning "stone"), for example in the Belgian provinces of East Flanders and Brabant.
Meaning "of the field" from Dutch van -"Of"- der - "The"- and veld - "field".
VAN DIJK     Dutch
Van Dijk is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from (the) dike". With 56,441 people, it was the fifth most common name in the Netherlands in 2007 Abroad, people with this surname usually abandoned the ij digraph, resulting in names like Van Dyke and Van Dyk.
VANGARDE     French
"(A soldier) in the leading edge of an army formation"
Habitational name for someone from Haitsma, a place in Friesland.
VAN KELT     Popular Culture
Used for a character from the 1992 film, School Ties, Rip Van Kelt.
VAN KLEEF     Dutch
Van meaning 'of' Kleef is a variant spelling of Kleve: a town in the Lower Rhine region of northwestern Germany near the Dutch border and the River Rhine.
VAN KRIEKEN     Dutch (Rare)
Means "cherry" in Dutch.
VAN LOOK     Dutch
Topographic name from look ‘enclosure’ or habitational name from a place named with this word.
VAN NIEKERK     Afrikaans, Southern African
Topographic name for any of the various locations named Nieuwerkerk in The Netherlands or Nieuwerkerken in Belgium. The name itself means "of the new church" from Dutch van meaning "of" combined with nieuw meaning "new" and kerk meaning "church".
VANNIYAN     Indian
It denotes those belonging to the Palli caste.
VAN ROOYEN     Afrikaans
van Rooyen related to van Rooijen, is an Afrikaans and Dutch toponymic surname. May be rooted from the Rhine area of the Netherlands, possibly having meant "from Rhine" originally. Now a fairly common surname through out South Africa after being brought to Southern Africa by Dutch settlers over the past 300 years, often with variations on spelling but said in the same or a similar way.
VANSANT     Dutch
Derivative of Van Zant.
Habitational name from a place so called in Overijssel.
VANSON     ?
Meaning "Of the Steal Dunes " in Dutch
Means "of dead person"
From Julian Van Tristaan(1995-) professional footballer for Tottenham Hontspurs and Holland.
VÂNTU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
VAN WORMER     Dutch
Meaning someone from the city or area of Wormer, Holland
VAN ZANDT     Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name for someone from any of the places called Zandt, in Gelderland, Friesland, South Holland, and Zeeland; or Zande in Belgium.
VARAEV     Chechen
Chechen surname of unknown meaning.
VARBLANE     Estonian
Varblane is an Estonian surname meaning "sparrow".
VARDANIAN     Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Vardanyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
VARDJAS     Estonian
Vardjas is an Estonian surname meaning "keeper".
VARES     Estonian
Vares is Estonian surname meaning "crow".
VARGO     Hungarian
Comes from the surname Varga.
VARMA     Indian
Hindu name, from Sanskrit varman "armor", "protection".
VARNER     ?
VARSONOFYEV     Russian (Rare)
Means "son of Varsonofy"; rarely used as a surname.
VARTANYAN     Armenian
Variant transcription of Vardanyan.
VASA     Old Swedish, Swedish (Archaic)
Swedish noble and former royal family. Possibly from vase meaning "bundle" or "withy". The name is believed to be a reference to the family's coat of arms. The most notable member of the family was Gustav Eriksson Vasa (1496-1560), later known as Gustav I of Sweden (in modern times known exclusively as Gustav Vasa)... [more]
VASAIO     Italian
Italian for "potter."
It literally means "water stone".
Patronymic of the Greek given name Vasilis (see Basil).
VASILIEV     Russian
Variant transcription of Vasilyev.
From the given name Vasilije.
VASILOV     Bulgarian, Russian
Meaning "son of Vasil" in Russian and "from Bulgaria" in Bulgarian.
VASK     Estonian
Vask is an Estonian surname meaning "copper".
VAŠKO     Czech, Slovak
Vaško is Moravian and Slovak pet form of name Václav.
VASS     English
Status name denoting a serf, Middle English, Old French vass(e), from Late Latin vassus, of Celtic origin. Compare Welsh gwas "boy", Gaelic foss "servant".
VASSEUR     French
Variant of Levasseur.
Variant of Vasilakis.
VASTA     Italian
Vasta is derived from the Italian word Vast. Vasta means wide in Italian. It is a common name in Italy preferably in Milan, Italy.
VAUX     French
French, English, and Scottish habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Vaux, from the Old French plural of val ‘valley’.
VAYLEZ     Spanish
Variant of Valez or Valezze
VAYSEBLUM     Yiddish
It literally means "white flower"
VƏZIROV     Azerbaijani
Means "son of the vizier", from the Arabic title وَزِير (wazīr) denoting a minister or high-ranking official in an Islamic government.
VEA     Spanish, Galician
Habitational name, principally from Vea in Soria province, but in some cases from any of four places with the same name in Pontevedra province, Galicia.
VEA     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named, from the plural of Old Norse viðr meaning "wood", "tree".
VECCHI     Italian
Italian: patronymic or plural form of Vecchio, meaning "old".
VECCHIO     Sicilian
Italian (mainly Sicily): from vecchio ‘old’, ‘aged’, applied as a status name for the older or oldest son, or as a nickname, possibly for someone who was prematurely gray, bent, or wrinkled.
VEČEŘA     Czech
Means "supper". Pronounced "veh-cze-zha".
VEE     Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads named Ve, for example in Hordaland and Sogn, from Old Norse "sacred place".
VEERMETS     Estonian
Veermets is an Estonian surname meaning "berm forest".
VEERS     German (Rare)
German variant of Weers.
VEESAAR     Estonian
Veesaar is an Estonian surname meaning "water island".
VEETAMM     Estonian
Veetamm is an Estonian surname meaning "water oak".
VEEVERS     English
Means "dealer in foodstuffs" (from Old French vivres "victuals").
VEEVO     Estonian
Veevo is an Estonian surname derived from "veevool", meaning "watercourse".
VĒJONIS     Latvian
Derived from the word vējš meaning "wind".
VELAMA     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting mainly agricultural laborers.
VELASCO     Spanish
From the medieval given name Velasco or Belasco formed with Basque bel "raven" combined with the diminutive suffix -sco. In some cases possibly a habitational name from any of various places in Logroño, Soria, and Seville provinces named Velasco.
VÉLEZ     Spanish
Patronymic from the personal name VELA.
VÉLEZ     Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places in Andalusia called Vélez.
VELÊZ     Portuguese
Possibly a habitational name from Vellés in Salamanca.
VELEZ     Portuguese
Variant of VELÊZ.
VELIKOV     Bulgarian
Means "son of Veliko".
VELÍŠEK     Czech, Italian, Croatian
Velliscig is an Italian surname with no small population base and spread almost exclusively in Friuli. The center of origin of this surname must be identified in the ancient Kingdom of Hungary - Bohemia between the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.... [more]
VELLA     Maltese
Means beautiful in Maltese
VELLALA     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agricultural laborers.
VELLALAN     Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Vellala.
VELTE     German
German variant of Velten.
VELTEN     Dutch, German
Dutch and German from a vernacular form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine).
VELTEN     Norwegian
Norwegian habitational name from any of several farmsteads, mainly in Hedmark, named with velte ‘log pile’.
VENDRELL     Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VENEGAS     Spanish
From the hybridization of Ben, meaning "son" in Arabic or Jewish, and Ega(s), a medieval given name of Visigothic origin.
VENEMA     Dutch
Linked to 'veen' or bog. Of the bog.
VENGEROV     Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian surname derived from the word венгр (vengr) meaning "Hungarian".
VENKATESH     Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Means "lord of Venkata", from Venkata, the name of a hill in southern India (see Venkata), combined with Sanskrit ईश (īśa) meaning "lord, master, husband" (see Isha).
VENTRELLI     Italian
Meaning 'small belly' from the Italian ventre (belly) and the diminutive suffix elli, meaning small or little.
VENTRIS     English
Probably from a medieval nickname for a bold or slightly reckless person (from a reduced form of Middle English aventurous "venturesome"). It was borne by British architect and scholar Michael Ventris (1922-1956), decipherer of the Mycenaean Greek Linear B script.
VENZOR     Native American (?)
Perhaps from a native American language: commonly found in northern Mexico, alongside the variants Vensor, Benzor and Bensor, unexplained.
VERA     Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Spain named Vera or La Vera. The name itself is derived from the Spanish vera meaning "shore, river bank".
VERBEEK     Dutch
Contracted form of Van Der Beek.
VERCETTI     Italian
Is a Italian surname that is derived from the Italian surname "Verratti".
VERDE     Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
From Spanish verde "green" (Latin viridis), presumably a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in this color or had green eyes, etc. This is also a common element of place names.
VERDEJO     Spanish
Habitational name from any of the places so called.
VERDI     Italian
The Italian word for "green".
VERDIER     French, Norman, English
Occupational name for a forester. Derived from Old French verdier (from Late Latin viridarius, a derivative of viridis "green"). Also an occupational name for someone working in a garden or orchard, or a topographic name for someone living near one... [more]
VERDON     French
Habitational name from a place so named, for example in Dordogne, Gironde, and Marne.
VERGAN     French (Huguenot)
Family history states that original name was "du Vergau" French Huguenot chased from France to Germany.
VERGARA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Bergara.
VERHELST     Belgian
VERKHOTUROV     Russian (Modern, Rare)
Arrived from Verkhoturye (city in the Urals, on the river Tura)
VERMETTE     German
Variant of METTE.
VERMILION     Scottish
From the name of the bright red color that is halfway betweed red and orange.
VERNE     French, English
As a French surname refers to someone who lived where alder trees grew. While the English version can mean someone who lived where ferns grew, Verne can also mean a seller of ferns which in medieval times were used in bedding, as floor coverings and as animal feed.
VERNEY     English, French
The surname Verney was first found in Buckinghamshire, England, when they arrived from Vernai, a parish in the arrondissement of Bayeux in Normandy.
VERNIER     French
Surname for a person who lived near an alder tree. Also a variant of Garnier and Varnier and the eastern French form of Warner.
VERRALL     English
An uncommon Anglo-Saxon surname.
VERRAN     Cornish
Perhaps means "person from Treverran", Cornwall (from Cornish tre "farmstead" with an unknown second element), or "person from Veryan", Cornwall ("church of St Symphorian").
VERRET     French
From the French word verre, meaning "glass." Possibly denoting someone who worked with glass.
VERRILL     English
This is an uncommon Anglo-Saxon surname.
VERRONE     Italian
Italian: probably a nickname from an augmentative form of verro ‘boar’.
VÉRTIZ     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Bertiz.
VERWEY     Dutch, Afrikaans, South African
Contracted form of van der Weij meaning "from the meadow".
VERYARD     Medieval Spanish (Rare)
Rumour has it that the surname De-Veryard represented a Spanish occupation, but unclear what that might be - have never been able to establish the origin.
VESELINOV     Bulgarian, Serbian
Means "son of Veselin".
VESEY     American
Famous bearer is Denmark Vesey (1767-1822).
VESI     Estonian
Vesi is an Estonian surname, meaning "water".
VESILIND     Estonian
Vesilind is an Estonian surname meaning "waterbird".
VESKI     Estonian
Veski is an Estonian surname meaning "mill".
VESKIOJA     Estonian
Veskioja is an Estonian surname meaning "(water) mill creek".
VESTIN     Swedish
Ornamental name composed of Swedish väst "west" and the suffix -in derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of".
VETTER     German
from a nickname from Middle High German veter(e) ‘uncle’, ‘nephew’. The word is from Old High German fetiro (a derivative of fater ‘father’), which was used more generally to denote various male relatives; the meaning of modern German Vetter is ‘cousin’.
VEYERA     Portuguese (Modern)
Originated in East Providence, RI about 1900 variation of the common Vieira portuguese surname.
VICARY     English (British)
There are a number of theories as to the origins of the name, Spanish sailors shipwrecked after the Armada and French Huguenots fleeing the Revolution are two of the more romantic ones. It is more likely to have come as someone associated with the church - the vicar, who carried out the pastoral duties on behalf of the absentee holder of a benefice... [more]
VICENTE     Spanish, Portuguese
From the personal name Vicente, Spanish and Portuguese equivalent of Vincent.
VICKERS     English
Means "son of the vicar". It could also be the name of someone working as a servant of a vicar.
VICKERY     French (Huguenot, Anglicized)
La Vache = having to do with cows, cow fields, cow pastures, cow barns; French Language. ... [more]
VICUÑA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Bikuña.
VIDAKOVIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Vidak or Vid''.
VIDAS     Lithuanian
From a short form of the personal name Vidmantas.
VIDE     Slovene
Derived from the given name Vid.
VIDEC     Croatian, Slovene
Derived from the given name Vid.
VIDIC     Slovene
Derived from the given name Vid.
VIDIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the given name Vid.
VIDIČ     Slovene
Cognate of Vidić.
VIDKOVIČ     Slovene
Derived from the given name Vid.
VIDLER     English
Either (i) from a medieval nickname based on Anglo-Norman vis de leu, literally "wolf-face"; or (ii) "violinist, fiddle player" (cf. Fiedler).
VIDOVIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
It is formed by adding the patronymic suffix -ić and the possessive infix -ov- to the given name Vid.
VIDOVIČ     Slovene
Cognate of Vidović.
VIDRINE     French (Cajun)
Vidrines are French Cajuns that live mostly around south central Louisiana, towns and cities like Mamou, Eunice and Ville Platte.
VIEGAS     Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese variant of Venegas.
VIEIRA     Portuguese
Religious byname from Portuguese vieria "scallop" (Late Latin veneria, a derivative of the name of Venus; the goddess was often depicted riding on a scallop). The scallop was a symbol of the pilgrim who had been to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela.
VIEIRA     Portuguese
Habitational name from any of numerous minor places called Vieiria.
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