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Derived from the the given name Zohar
meaning "light, brilliance" in Hebrew.
from the name place Zoldo. Zoldan indicates also the name of a little valley North from Venice.
Means "son of the goldsmith" derived from Russian золотарь (zolotar)
Nickname for someone who wore his hair in a pigtail or plait, Middle High German zopf, zoph, or from a field name from same word in the sense ‘tail’, ‘end’, ‘narrow point’.
ZORANSKY German (East Prussian)
The surname Zoransky (alternatively Zoranski) is of Prussian origin and traces back to 1525 when Prussia was formed. The surname Zoransky or Zoranski is of nobility class, however, the family was stripped of its rights and titles in 1834 during the Needle losses which took place 1794-1870... [more]
ZOREF Biblical Hebrew
Zoref, spelled צורף in Hebrew and pronounced Tzo-ref, though the typical American pronunciation is with a Z, means "Goldsmith" in both Biblical and Modern Hebrew, Zoref does not necessarily connote working only with gold; rather, it is a metalsmith that works with any kind of metallic substance.... [more]
From Middle High German zorn
"wrath, anger". A notable bearer was Swedish painter Anders Zorn (1860-1920) whose father was German.
Zororo means "rest". #It may be given to mean that the parent has rested after the birth of this child". Zimbabwean politician Zororo Duri was a well known bearer of this name.
ZOUAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber
Derived from French zouave
, in turn from Arabic الزواويون (al-zuwâwiyun)
, referring to a member one of the Algerian Kabyle tribes of Zuwâwa
(also spelled Zouaoua
; known as the ⵉⴳⴰⵡⴰⵡⵏ (Igawawen)
in Tamazight)... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
Derivative of Serbian tribal name located in Ozrinići, Montenegro.
Hungarian surname derived from the Serbo-croation word žȋr
A famous bearer of this surname is Aritz Aduriz Zubeldia, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a striker.
ZUBER German, German (Swiss)
German: Metonymic occupational name for a cooper or tubmaker, from Middle High German zuber
‘(two-handled) tub’, or a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a tub. ... [more]
The surname Zuccoli was first found in Udine, a town in Venetia and capital of the province of Udine. An old walled city it dates back to early Roman times. There is an old castle (1517) in the center of the town which is now used as a museum and art gallery... [more]
ZUCKERBERG German, Jewish
Means "sugar mountain" from German zucker
meaning "sugar" and berg
meaning "mountain, hill".
ZUFALL Medieval German
A German name from the Middle High German "zuoval," meaning "benefit," "coincidence" or "windfall." It was a nickname for a lucky person, most likely a person to whom a plot of land had been given... [more]
Patronymic surname of uncertain origin. It may be derived from the verb a zugrăvi
meaning "to paint, to describe figuratively" and therefore mean "The descendant of he who describes/paints".
ZUILL English, Scottish
From the town of Zuill, Scotland. The "Z" pronounced as "Y" comes from ancient yogh representing a variety of sounds. The name itself is of unknown origin.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Comes from the town Zumpano
in the province Cosenza in Calabria, Italy. The meaning is unknown but it possibly comes from a Greek-Calabrese surname.
Habitational name for someone from the Swiss city of Zurich.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Żurowa.
Zvaitika means "It has happened". This name may be given as a celebration that something that was desired or awaited has finally happened
Zweinstra is a German, relatively unknown surname which is also sometimes used in Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.
ZWILLING German, Jewish
Means "a twin", as in a twin brother or twin sister. Often given to those who were twins.
Huldrych Zwingli had this last name. He was from Switzerland and he was a pastor.
ZYK Russian, Belarusian
A Russian name now found in Belarus and other areas around "white Russia". Literally translates to the Russian word "beetle". It's pronounced "Z'ook" and has taken on other forms of spelling, such as; Zuck, Tzook, Shyk, etc.
ZYLSTRA Dutch, Frisian, English
Derived from Dutch zijl
"canal" or "sluice". Originally indicated someone who lives near a canal or sluice.
A habitational name that was given to someone from a place named ̣Zywy, or possibly from a nickname from the Polish word ̣'zywy', which means ‘live wire’.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Żywiec.
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Żyźniewo.
Probably from the given name Zoha, which means "Morning light"