Submitted Surnames Starting with Z

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Zgłobicki Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Zgłobice.
Zgłobieńiak Polish
Habitational name for somebody who comes from the village of Zgłobień in Poland.
Zhaba Belarusian, Russian
Derived from Belarusian жаба (zhaba) meaning "toad, frog". This is an ancient Belarusian noble surname.
Zhane English (?), Popular Culture
meaning "z," used by Aidan Zhane on RuPaul's Drag Race
Zhanibekov Kazakh
Means "son of Zhanibek".
Zharkov Russian
Possibly derived from Russian жаркий (zharkiy) "hot".
Zhdanov Russian
Patronymic surname derived from Old Russian name ZHDAN meaning "long-desired child".
Zheltov Russian
From Russian желтый (zheltyy) meaning "yellow".
Zhenisov Kazakh
Means "son of Zhenis".
Zholdoshov Kyrgyz
Means "son of Zholdosh".
Zholnerovsky Russian (Rare)
Surname of Polish noble origin derived from Polish żołnierz meaning "soldier".
Zhuan Chinese (Russified)
Russified form of Ruan used by ethnic Chinese living in parts of the former Soviet Union.
Zhuan Chinese
Alternate transcription of Zhuang.
Zhuang Chinese
From Chinese 莊 (zhuāng), the posthumous name of Xiong Lü, a king of the state of Chu that existed during the Zhou dynasty.
Zhuge Chinese
One of the rare Chinese double character surnames. It is ranked 314th in the Hundred Family Surnames. The first character can be read as "all, these, various" and the second character as meaning "vine, vines"... [more]
Zhugli Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Zhukov Russian
From Russian жук (zhuk) meaning "beetle".
Zhukovsky Russian
Same spelling as Zhukov
Zhulati Albanian
Meaning unknown
Zhunisov Kazakh
Means "son of Zhunis".
Zhunusov Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Means "son of Zhunus", from a form of the Arabic name Yunus.
Zhusupov Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Means “son of Zhusup”.
Zhuvinsky Russian
Surname named after the Zhuvinsky Reserve
Ziadeh Arabic
Means surplus, extra in Arabic
Žiak Slovak
Žiak means "school boy" in Slovak
Ziani Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zayyan.
Ziani Italian (Rare, Archaic)
Habitual surname denoting someone from Ziano, a locality in Italy. Unrelated to the Maghrebi surname of the same spelling.
Zicari Italian, Sicilian
Southern Italian and Sicilian from an unattested Arabic personal name Zikri or Zikari.
Zickuhr German
Zickuhr is a German surname that means "zigzag." Although, some person believe that Zickuhr means "cuckoo clock."
Zidane Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zaydan. A notable bearer is Zinedine Zidane (1972-), a French former footballer of Algerian descent.
Zidarić Croatian
From zidar meaning ''stonemason, bricklayer''.
Zięba Polish
From ‘finch’; a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird or maybe because a person lived in an area with many finches. Perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a birdcatcher or dealer.
Ziegenfuss German
Meaning "goat foot".
Ziegenhorn Upper German (Archaic)
Goat horn, either 1. the horn of a goat, 2. Goat mountain, or 3. From goat mountain.
Zieja Polish
Derived from Polish ziajać meaning "to spontaneously/violently show negative feelings". This surname denoted someone who complained often.
Zielenbach German
Literally translates to "aiming brook"
Zielińska Polish
Feminine form of Zieliński, this name is only used by females in Poland.
Zielinsky Polish, Russian
Russian form and variant of Zielinski.
Zielonka Polish, Jewish
Derived from the Polish word for "green"
Zielony Polish
From Polish meaning "green".
Zielsdorf German
Habitational name from an unidentified place, perhaps Ziersdorf in Lower Austria.
Zigarroa Basque
It literally means "cigar".
Zigler German
Variant of Ziegler.
Zika Czech, Greek
From a short form of the personal name Zikmund, the Czech form of Siegmund.... [more]
Zilberman Jewish
From nickname meaning "silver man", from Yiddish זילבער (zilber) and מאן (man), possibly a nickname for a person with grey hair.
Žilinskas Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Zieliński.
Žilinskienė Lithuanian
Feminine form of Žilinskas, name for a married woman or widow with the name.
Zillier Upper German
ancient form of selear
Zimmer German
Shortening of Zimmermann
Zimmon English (American)
Variant of Zinon
Zinchenko Ukrainian
From the given name Zinoviy.
Zinger German
The surname Zinger was first found in Saxony, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. ... In Old German the name meant "lively" and "spritely," or more literally, "a biting, sharp taste."
Zingeser Jewish, Yiddish
Comes from Yiddish "ציו" meaning "Tin" and "גייסער" meaning "Smith".
Zink German
German:... [more]
Zinn German
From the German for word for tin "tin." The name indicated someone who worked with the metal. A famous bearer is Johann Gottfried Zinn, a German botanist. Carl Linnaeus named the flower Zinnia in his honor.
Zinnman German
Occupational name for a pewter smith.
Zipperstein Jewish
Stein is German for the English word stone.
Zipplies German (East Prussian)
Lithuanian-Germanized form of the Swiss German surname Süpply
Zitouni Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic زَيْتُون (zaytūn) meaning "olive".
Ziv Hebrew
From the given name Ziv.
Zivai Shona
Zivai means "you must know".
Zivanai Shona
Zivanai means "You must know each other". #This name is a call to family and relatives to get to know each other by visiting and fellowship - usually so that they do not drift apart"
Živkov Serbian
Means "son of Živko".
Žižek Slovene
Derived from žižek, meaning "black bug".
Zlatar Croatian, Serbian
From zlatar meaning "goldsmith" or "jeweler".
Zlatkin Jewish
Meaning, "gold" or "yellow."
Zlatković Serbian
Means "son of Zlatko".
Zmajlović Croatian
From zmaj meaning ''dragon''.
Zoch german and wendish
East germany along the Rhine river
Zogheib Arabic
Variant transcription of Zgheib.
Zohar Hebrew
Derived from the the given name Zohar meaning "light, brilliance" in Hebrew.
Zola Italian
Italian: habitational name from any of various minor places named with Zol(l)a, from a dialect term for a mound or bank of earth, as for example Zola Predosa (Bologna) or Zolla in Monrupino (Trieste)... [more]
Zoldan Italian
from the name place Zoldo. Zoldan indicates also the name of a little valley North from Venice.
Zoller German, Jewish
Occupational name for a customs officer, Middle High German zoller.
Zolochivskiy Ukrainian (Rare)
This indicates familial origin within the Ukrainian city of Zolochiv.
Zolomon Popular Culture
A corruption of Zalman, after Hunter Zalman Van Sciver, son of comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver. ... [more]
Zolotarev Russian
Means "son of the goldsmith" derived from Russian золотарь (zolotar) meaning "goldsmith".
Zolotareva Russian
Feminine form of Zolotarev.
Zolotaryov Russian
Variant transcription of Zolotarev.
Zolotaryova Russian
Variant transcription of Zolotareva.
Zolotykh Russian
Derived from Russian золотой (zolotoy) meaning "golden".
Zong Chinese
From Chinese 棕 (zōng) meaning "brown".
Zong Chinese
From Chinese 宗 (zōng) meaning "lineage, ancestry". Perhaps it originally denoted a person who was a geneaolgist.
Zopf German
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’.
Zoppi Italian
Nickname from zoppo "lame, unsteady".
Zoranić Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from the male given name Zolan.
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]
Zorlu Turkish
Means "strong, powerful" in Turkish.
Zorn German
From Middle High German zorn "wrath, anger". A notable bearer was Swedish painter Anders Zorn (1860-1920) whose father was German.
Zororo Shona
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.
Zosimov Russian, Ukrainian
Means "son of Zosim".
Zosimovi Georgian (Rare)
Possibly from the given name Zosim.
Zosimovich Belarusian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Means "son of Zosim (see Zosimus)"; rarely used in both Belarus and Ukraine.
Zou Chinese
An ancient Chinese state during the Zhou dynasty.
Zouaoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
Indicates a member of the Igawawen (called Zouaoua in French) Kabyle tribe, from Maghrebi Arabic زواوة (zwāwa). The tribe's name is of uncertain meaning; it may be derived from the name of a massif in Kabylie, Algeria.
Zouari Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown (chiefly Tunisian).
Zoubek Czech
According to my translator, it means "tooth", so my guess is that it's an occupational surname for someone who's a dentist; the word for dentist is 'zubař.'
Zoubir Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zubair (chiefly used in Algeria and Morocco).
Zouhair Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zuhayr (chiefly used in Morocco).
Zozaia Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
Zozaya Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Zozaia.
Zrnčić Croatian
Possibly derived from the Slavic element zrn, of unknown meaning.... [more]
Zrnić Serbian
Derivative of Serbian tribal name located in Ozrinići, Montenegro.
Zrobok Ukrainian
Zrobok is a Cossack name from the area near Brody in Ukraine. My ancestors came from the village of Bordulaki on the river Styr. Other Zroboks came from the village of Sokolivka. The name means; Someone who has worked to exhaustion.
Zsiga Hungarian
From the given name Zsiga.
Zsiros Hungarian
Hungarian surname derived from the Serbo-croation word žȋr meaning "acorn".
Zsolnay Hungarian
Hungarian form of the surname Zilinsky.
Zuaretz Hebrew (Modern)
Means "this land" in Hebrew, also Hebrew form of Suárez.
Zubair Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Zubayr.
Zubayraev Chechen
Means "son of Zubaira".
Zubayraeva Chechen
Feminine spelling of Zubayraev.
Zubčić Croatian
Possibly derived from zubić, meaning "small tooth".
Zubeldia Basque
A famous bearer of this surname is Aritz Aduriz Zubeldia, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a striker.
Zubelza Basque (Latinized)
It means bushes, weed or shrub. Also known as oak; in Spanish is Carrasca or Carrasquilla.
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]
Zubiaga Basque
It literally means "from bridge".
Zubiani Italian
It comes from the given name Eusebio.
Zubillaga Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous council of the municipality of Lantaron.
Zubkov Russian
From zubok, meaning "little tooth".
Zucchino Italian
Derived from zucchino meaning "zucchini, courgette" (Cucurbita pepo). It is also related to those surnames derived from zucca meaning "pumpkin" and to those derived from zuccone meaning "dumb, stubborn".
Zuccoli Italian
Derived from the Italian word zucca meaning "pumpkin", originally referred to someone who used to grow or trade pumpkins.
Zucker Jewish
Occupational name for a confectioner or a nickname for someone with a sweet tooth, from German zucker or Yiddish צוקער (tsuker) both meaning "sugar". It is also used as an ornamental name.
Zuckerberg Jewish
Means "sugar mountain" from German zucker meaning "sugar" and Old High German berg meaning "mountain".
Zueena English (American, Modern)
The Name Zueena Means Black Feathers & it originated with The Analuka Family of America.
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. It could also be an occupational name for a tax collector.
Žugić Serbian, Montenegrin
Derived from žuganje (жугање), meaning "whining, complaining".
Zugrăvescu Romanian
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".
Zuhm Low German
Name of a noble family from the island of Rügen.
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.
Zukas Lithuanian
Shortened form of Žukaskaus.
Zuliani Italian
Derived from Zuliano, the Venetian form of Giuliano.
Zuloaga Basque
It literally means "place of holes".
Zumarraga Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Zumpano Italian
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.
Zumwalt German
German spelling Zum-Wald (to the forest) older german
Žuna Croatian
Derived from žuna meaning ''woodpecker''.
Žunec Croatian
Derived from žuna meaning ''woodpecker''.
Zúñiga Spanish
Spanish form of Zuñiga.
Zupanc Slovene
Variant of Zupan.
Županović Croatian
Derived from župan, a noble and administrative title, the leader of a territorial unit called županija.
Zurabashvili Georgian
Means "son of Zurab".
Zurabishvili Georgian
Means "son of Zurab".
Zurbano Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Zurbao.
Zürcher German
Habitational name for someone from the Swiss city of Zurich.
Zurdo Spanish
Means "left-handed" in Spanish.
Zurita Spanish, Aragonese
An Aragonese surname derived from the Stock Bird, a species of bird.
Żurowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Żurowa.
Zuva Shona
Zuva means "sun or day".
Zvaitika Shona
Zvaitika means "It has happened". This name may be given as a celebration that something that was desired or awaited has finally happened.
Zvejniece Latvian
Feminine form of Zvejnieks.
Zvejnieks Latvian
Means "fisherman".
Zver Slovene, Russian, Croatian
Means "beast".
Zvezdanović Serbian (Rare)
Derived from the given name Zvezdan.
Zviadadze Georgian
Means "son of Zviad".
Zviadauri Georgian
From the given name Zviad.
Zvirbulis Latvian
Means "sparrow".
Zvizdić Bosnian
Derived from zvizda, meaning "star".
Zweinstra German
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.
Zwingli Swiss
Huldrych Zwingli had this last name. He was from Switzerland and he was a pastor.
Žydovič Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian жыд (žyd) meaning "Jew, Hebrew".
Zygmuntowicz Polish
Patronymic from the personal name Zygmunt.
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.
Żyła Polish
Means "vein" (figuratively "bore") in Polish.
Zylstra Dutch, Frisian, English
Derived from Dutch zijl "canal" or "sluice". Originally indicated someone who lives near a canal or sluice.
Zyrin Russian
Derived from Russian зырянин (zyryanin) or зыря (zyrya) meaning "Komi, Zyrian". This may have been a nickname for someone who looked like a person of this ethnic group.
Żywicki Polish
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’.
Żywiecki Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Żywiec.
Żyźniewski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Żyźniewo.
Zyzykin Russian
Meaning uncertain.
Zzoha Arabic
Probably from the given name Zoha, which means "Morning light"