Submitted Surnames from Nicknames

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Aardema Frisian
The surname Aardema is a patronymic from the personal name Aart, a local variant of Arend, + -ma, a Frisian suffix of origin.
Aaronson Jewish
Aaronson is a patronymic surname from the personal name Aaron.
Abagnale Italian
Either an occupational name for a shepherd or a person who lived near a sheepfold (derived from Italian abbagnale meaning "good shepherd, good sheepfold"), or a topographic name for someone who lived in a wet or swampy area (from abagnato meaning "drenched, soaked")... [more]
Abantas Filipino, Maranao
Means "long-lived" in Maranao.
Abayon Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano abay meaning "parallel, analogue, juxtapose".
Abaza Arabic
From the name of the Abazin (or Abaza) people native to the Northwest Caucasus. This name was adopted by Abazins, Circassians, and Abkhaz who were expelled from the Caucasus in the 19th century.
Abboud Arabic
Derived from a nickname for any name beginning with Abdul.... [more]
Abdo Arabic
From Arabic عبده (abduh) meaning "his slave, his servant". This is one of the epithets of Muhammad.
Abdul-Jabbar Arabic, Indian
This last name is famous for a basketball player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Abecassis Judeo-Spanish
From Hebrew אָב (áv) meaning "father" and Arabic قَصَّاص (qaṣṣāṣ) meaning "storyteller, narrator" (used as a title for community leaders and rabbis among North African Jews).
Abekoon Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala අබේකෝන් (see Abeykoon).
Abella Catalan, Galician
Means "bee" in Catalan and Galician, used as a nickname for a small, active person or an occupational name for a beekeeper.
Abenayake Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala අබේනායක (see Abeynayake).
Abergel Judeo-Spanish
Means "one-legged" or "one-footed" in Moroccan Arabic, from Arabic رِجْل (rijl) meaning "leg, foot".
Abesingha Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala අබේසිංහ (see Abeysinghe).
Abesinghe Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala අබේසිංහ (see Abeysinghe).
Abewickrama Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala අබේවික්‍රම (see Abeywickrama).
Abeyakoon Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala අබේකෝන් (see Abeykoon).
Abeykoon Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अभय (abhaya) meaning "fearless" combined with Sinhala කෝන් (kon) meaning "king" (of Tamil origin).
Abeynaike Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala අබේනායක (see Abeynayake).
Abeynayaka Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala අබේනායක (see Abeynayake).
Abeynayake Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अभय (abhaya) meaning "fearless" and नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Abeysingha Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala අබේසිංහ (see Abeysinghe).
Abeysinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अभय (abhaya) meaning "fearless" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Abeyweera Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अभय (abhaya) meaning "fearless" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave".
Abeywickrama Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अभय (abhaya) meaning "fearless" and विक्रम (vikrama) meaning "stride, pace" or "valour".
Abeywickrema Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala අබේවික්‍රම (see Abeywickrama).
Abkhazava Georgian, Mingrelian
Most likely from Georgian აფხაზი (apkhazi) meaning "Abkhaz". Alternately, it may be from the Adjaran (Muslim) given name Abkhas, derived from Arabic أب ('ab) meaning "father" and خاص (khas) meaning "special, particular".
Abkhazi Georgian
Means "Abkhaz person" in Georgian, referring to a member of the Abkhaz ethnic group inhabiting the Black Sea coast. This was the name of a Georgian family of princely status descended from the Shervashidze ruling family of Abkhazia.
Able English
Possibly from the English word able.
Abplanalp German, German (Swiss)
Topographic name for someone living high on a mountainside, from German ab- "below", "off" + Planalp "high, flat mountain-meadow".
Abulafia Judeo-Spanish
From Arabic أبو العافية‎‎ (abū l-ʿāfiya) meaning "father of health" from أبو (abū) meaning "father" and عافية (ʿāfiya) meaning "health, well-being".
Acar Turkish
Means "sturdy, hardy" or "bold, fearless" in Turkish.
Acar Ancient Aramaic
The origins of Acar in Lebanon is ACHAR (עָכָר), Anglicized form of Hebrew Akar or Akan, meaning “one who troubles or roils”.
Accusato Italian
Means "accused" in Italian.
Acheamphong Western African (?)
Could mean "destined for greatness"
Açıkgöz Turkish
Means "crafty, cunning, nimble" in Turkish.
Acquistapace Italian
Means "buy peace" in Italian, from acquista "to buy, to purchase" and pace "peace".
Adakai Navajo
From Navajo adikaʼí meaning "gambler, card player".
Adesanya Yoruba
Meaning "first to be born" in Yoruba.
Adhikari Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Hindi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit अधिकारिन् (adhikarin) meaning "official, authority, officer".
Adhikary Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Alternate transcription of Adhikari.
Adıgüzel Turkish
From Turkish adı meaning "name" and güzel meaning "beautiful, nice".
Adleiba Abkhaz
Most likely from the given name Adlei, itself derived from Arabic عَادِل (ʿādil) meaning "fair, just", combined with Abkhaz аҧа (āpā) meaning "son"... [more]
Advani Indian, Sindhi
Means "descendant of Adu" in Sindhi, Adu probably being the name of a past ancestor.
Aebig German (Archaic)
Short form of Adalbert, used in the 16th century.
Əfəndiyev Azerbaijani
Means "son of the effendi" from the Ottoman title افندي (efendi) meaning "lord, master".
Afflitto Italian
Derived from Italian "afflitto" meaning "afflicted" or "troubled".
Afghan Afghan
Means "from Afghanistan".
Afşar Turkish
Turkish form of Afshar.
Afshar Persian
From the name of the Afshar people, a Turkic tribe residing in Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan. The name itself may mean "obedient" or perhaps "extraction, squeeze, press".
Agassi Armenian, Persian, Italian
The surname Agassi most likely evolved from a nickname for someone resembling a mappie, perhaps jokingly referred to as chattering or nagging person. ... [more]
Agbay Filipino, Cebuano
Means "to put one's arm around another's shoulders" in Cebuano.
Agbayani Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to become a hero" in Ilocano.
Agelastos Greek
Means in Greek, 'The one that never laughs.'
Aghaei Persian
From the Persian title آقا (âqâ) meaning "sir, lord, mister".
Agius Maltese
Derived from Arabic عَجُوز (ʿajūz) meaning "old (person), elderly".
Agrba Abkhaz
Most likely derived from Abkhaz агыруа (ā́gər-uā) meaning "Mingrelian, farm labourer, serf", historically used to refer to the Mingrelians, an ethic sub-group of the Georgians. Alternatively, it could be from Abkhaz агара (āgārā) meaning "to take" or "to bring"... [more]
Agreste French
French cognate of Agresta. This is also the French word for the grayling butterfly, Hipparchia semele.
Águila Spanish
From águila "eagle" (Latin aquila). This is either a nickname for a haughty man or one with an aquiline nose, or a habitational name from a place in Salamanca province called Águila.
Aguinod Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano aginod meaning "plod, crawl, move slowly".
Aguzzi Italian
Comes from an ancient Roman cognomen, Acutus, also possibly derived from Italian "aguzzo" meaning sharp, pointed.
Ahas Estonian
Ahas is an Estonian surname meaning "slender".
Ahuatl Nahuatl
Means "oak tree" in Nahuatl.
Aikman Dutch, English, Scottish
Originally a surname or a nickname meaning oak man.
Aim Scottish
Orcadian surname derived from Gaelic aimh "raw".
Aires English
It was a name for a person who was well-known as the heir to a title, fortune, or estate.
Aït Berber, Northern African
Derived from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (aït) meaning "son", also commonly used a component for compound names and surnames.
Ajami Arabic, Persian
Variant of Ajam.
Akahira Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 平 (hira) meaning "level, even, peaceful".
Akbaş Turkish
From Turkish ak meaning "white" and baş meaning "head".
Akça Turkish
Means "money, coin" or "pale, whitish" in Turkish.
Akdemir Turkish
From Turkish ak meaning "white" and demir meaning "iron".
Akdoğan Turkish
Means "gyrfalcon" in Turkish.
Akgül Turkish
From Turkish ak meaning "white" and gül meaning "rose".
Akgün Turkish
Means "white day" or "white sun" from Turkish ak meaning "white" and gün meaning "sun, day".
Akhavan Persian
Derived from Arabic إخوان (ikhwan) meaning "brothers, brethren", the plural of أخ (akh) meaning "brother".
Akhba Abkhaz
Derived from Abkhaz akhba meaning "elder" or аб (āb) "father".
Akhtar Urdu, Bengali, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Persian اختر (akhtar) meaning "star".
Akkaş Turkish
Means "white brow" from Old Turkic ak "white" and kaş "brow".
Akkuş Turkish
Means "white bird" from Turkish ak meaning "white" and kuş meaning "bird".
Akman Turkish
Means "chaste, pure, clean" in Turkish.
Aksakal Turkish
Means "elder, senior" in Turkish.
Akter Bengali
Variant of Akhtar.
Akulov Russian
Originates from old-Russian nickname Okul/Akul (meaning crook, deceiver) or Greek given name Aquila (Ἀκύλας)
Akulova Russian
Feminine form of Akulov (Акулов)
Akyüz Turkish
Means "white face" in Turkish, from ak meaning "white" and yüz meaning "face".
Alaca Turkish
Means "freckle, fleck" or "multi-coloured, piebald" in Turkish.
Alami Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic عَلِيم (ʿalīm) meaning "knowing, learned, education" (see Alim), mainly used in a religious context.
Alang Filipino, Maranao
Means "obstruct, block" in Maranao.
Alas Estonian
Alas is an Estonian surname, derived from either "ala-" meaning "area" and "region"; or "alasti", meaning "bald" and "nude"; "alastus" means "bareness".
al-Awlaki Arabic
Means "the Awlaki" in Arabic, referring to a person from the Awalik (عواليك) tribe of south Yemen.
Alazraki Judeo-Spanish
From Arabic اَلأَزْرَق (al-ʾazraq) meaning "the blue one".
Albakri Arabic, Malaysian
Alternate transcription of Albakri also used in Malaysia.
Albee Scottish
Means either "son of the blond one" or "son of Alpin".
Alber German
Alber family name was first found in Alsace. The nickname given to someone fair in complexion or blond haired is derived from Latin word Albanus, which means white.
Al Delaimi Arabic (Rare)
Variant transcription of al-Dulaimi.
al-Dosari Arabic
Means "the Dosari" in Arabic, referring to a person from the Dawasir (الدواسر) Bedouin tribe of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Yemen, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. The tribe was formed in the town of Wadi Al Dawasir, in the Riyadh Province of Saudi Arabia.
al-Dulaimi Arabic
Means "the Dulaimi" in Arabic, referring to a person from the Dulaim (الدليم) royal tribe of Iraq, Syria, Kuwait and Jordan.
Alegre Spanish, Portuguese
Nickname from alegre "bright, merry" (Latin alacer).
Alemán Spanish
from alemán an ethnic name for a German also used as a nickname for a Spanish person having some connection with Germany.
Al-ghamdi Arabic
Means "the Ghamdi", referring to the Ghamd tribe of Saudi Arabia.
Al-haj Arabic
Variant of Haj.
Al Harbi Arabic
Originally indicated a person from the Harb tribe derived from Arabic حَرْبيّ (ḥarbiyy) meaning "military, war, army".
Alıcı Turkish
Means "customer" in Turkish.
Alimasag Filipino, Cebuano
Means "flower crab" in Cebuano.
Alkan Turkish
From Turkish al meaning "dark red, crimson" and kan meaning "blood".
Alkış Turkish
Means "applause, acclamation" in Turkish.
Alkurdi Arabic
Arabic surname, denoting someone who had Kurdish ancestry.
Allcock English
Means son of Allen or Alexander.
Almasi Persian
Derived from Persian الماس (almas) meaning "diamond".
Al-masri Arabic
Means "the Egyptian" from Arabic مصر (Misr) referring to Egypt.
Al Mohannadi Arabic (Mashriqi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic المهندي (see al-Mohannadi).
al-Mohannadi Arabic (Mashriqi)
Originally indicated a person from the Al Muhannadi (أل مهند) or Al-Mahanda (المهاندة) tribe based primarily in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, especially in Qatar. The tribe itself is derived from the given name Muhannad.
Al-mutairi Arabic
Means “the Mutairi” referring to the Mutayr (مطير) tribe of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Alonto Filipino, Maranao
Means "extraordinary" in Maranao.
Al-Otaibi Arabic
Means "the Otaibi", referring to the Otaibah (عتيبة) tribe of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian peninsula.
Alptekin Turkish, Uyghur
From Turkish alp meaning "brave, hero" and the Old Turkish title tegin meaning "prince".
Al-Qahtani Arabic
Means "the Qahtani" in Arabic, referring to a Qahtanite person from the southern Arabian Peninsula and Yemen.
Al Saleh Arabic
Means "the virtuous" from Arabic صالح (salih).
Al-Shami Arabic
Means "the Levantine" or "the Syrian", derived from Arabic شَامِيّ (šāmiyy) meaning "Levantine, Syrian, Damascene".
Al-shaykh Arabic
From the Arabic honorific شيخ (shaykh) meaning "sir, master", used for tribal or village chiefs as well as Muslim religious scholars.
al-Shebani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic شيباني (see Shebani). This name is chiefly Libyan.
Al-Shehri Arabic
Means "the Shehri" in Arabic, referring to a member of the Shehri (شهري) tribe of Saudi Arabia.
Al-Shishani Arabic, Chechen (Expatriate)
Means "the Chechen" in Arabic. This was adopted by Chechens who migrated to the Arab world from the Caucasus.
Alt German, Jewish
From German alt ‘old’, typically applied as a distinguishing epithet to the older of two bearers of the same personal name.
Al-tayyib Arabic
Means "the pleasant one" from Arabic طيب (tayyib).
Alterman Yiddish
It literally means "old man".
Alterstein German
Means "old stone" in German.
Al Thani Arabic
Means "the second" in Arabic. This is the name of the royal family of Qatar.
Altun Turkish
From Turkish altın meaning "gold".
Al-Zahrani Arabic
Means "the Zahrani" in Arabic, referring to the Zahran (زهران) tribe in Saudi Arabia. The name itself is derived from Arabic زهراني (zahran) meaning "flowering, blossoming", ultimately from زَهْرَة (zahra) meaning "flower, blossom" (see Zahrah).
Amahan Filipino, Cebuano
Means "father" in Cebuano.
Amanzi Italian
Possibly from amate "to love". Alternately, may be from the dialectical word manzu "tame, gentle, docile", or from the given name Mantius.
Amararatne Sinhalese (Rare)
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal, undying" and रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure".
Amarasekara Sinhalese
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal, undying" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Amarasekera Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala අමරසේකර (see Amarasekara).
Amarasinghe Sinhalese
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal, undying" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Amarawickrama Sinhalese
From Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning "immortal, undying" and विक्रम (vikrama) meaning "stride, pace" or "valour".
Amaro Spanish
Originated in Italy
Amatonding Filipino, Maranao
From a Maranao title of nobility.
Amerasekara Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala අමරසේකර (see Amarasekara).
Amerasekera Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala අමරසේකර (see Amarasekara).
Amerasinghe Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala අමරසිංහ (see Amarasinghe).
Amico Italian
Means "friend".
Amigable Spanish (Philippines)
From Spanish amigable meaning "amicable".
Amores Spanish
From a nickname for a philanderer meaning "loves" in Spanish, the plural of amor meaning "love".
Amoroso Italian
A nickname for a much loved person.
Ampaso Filipino, Maranao
Derived from ampasoʼ, a Maranao ancestral title.
Ampuan Filipino, Maranao
From a royal title meaning "one who asks for apology" or "revered, great" in Maranao.
Anacker German
Nickname for a day laborer, as opposed to someone who owned fields, from Middle High German āne meaning "without" + acker meaning "field".
Anardu Italian
From a dialectical variant of Italian anatra "duck (bird)".
Anay-ool Tuvan
Derived from Tuvan анай (anay) meaning "goat, kid" combined with оол (ool) meaning "son, boy".
Ang Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Weng.
Anglin Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó hAngluinn
Annan Western African, Akan
Means "fourth-born child" in Akan.
Anouilh French
From Catalan anull, meaning "slow worm". It is originally a nickname given to a spineless and slow person. The French author Jean Anouilh is a famous bearer of this surname.
Antigua Spanish
From Spanish meaning "antique".
Antuniez Spanish, Galician, Asturian
Meaning "son of Antonius." It is a last name that appears in northern Spain.
Apas Filipino, Cebuano
Means "catch up with, overtake" in Cebuano.
Apaydın Turkish
Means "very bright, well lit" in Turkish.
Apelsinov Russian
From Russian aпельсин (apel'sin) meaning "orange".
Appadoo Mauritian Creole
Derived from Telugu అప్ప (appa) meaning "father" combined with the suffix -డు (-du) added to nouns.
Aquilina Maltese
Nickname for a person with eagle-like features or a person who owned an eagle, derived from Latin aquila meaning "eagle".
Arabi Arabic, Persian
Means "Arab" in Arabic and Persian.
Aràbia Italian, Spanish
Ethnic name for someone from Arabia or some other Arabic-speaking country or a nickname for someone who had visited or traded with one of these countries.
Arabia English (American)
Americanized form of French Arabie.
Arabie French
Ethnic name denoting someone from Arabia or an Arabic-speaking person.
Arabuli Georgian
Means "Arabic, Arab" in Georgian, referring to Arabs who historically resided in the region of Khevsureti in Georgia.
Arachchi Sinhalese
From a title used during the British colonial era of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) to denote a native village headman or leader.
Arachchige Sinhalese
From the colonial-era Sinhala title ආරච්චි (arachchi) used to denote a native village headman combined with the suffix -ගේ (-ge) meaning "of, home, house".
Aragasi Filipino, Maranao
Means "bully" or "ogre" in Maranao.
Aranha Portuguese
Meaning spider in Portuguese.
Archeambeau French
The name Archambeau is derived from the Latin personal name 'Arcambaldus'. In turn the name 'Arcambaldus', is derived from the Germanic word 'Ercan', which means precious in Germanic, and 'bald', meaning bold and daring.... [more]
Ardzinba Abkhaz
Means "son of silver" from Abkhaz араʒны (aradzny) meaning "silver" and аҧа (apa) meaning "son".
Argiolas Italian
From Sardinian argiolas "July".
Arı Turkish
Means "bee" or "clean, pure" in Turkish.
Arık Turkish
Means "thin, lean" in Turkish.
Arik Turkish
Means "thin, lean" in Turkish.
Arıkan Turkish
Means "purebred, pedigree" in Turkish.
Arjmand Persian
Means "precious, valuable, honourable, esteemed" in Persian.
Arkın Turkish
Best known as the stage surname of a certain Cüneyt.
Arlianionak Belarusian
Double diminutive of Belarusian арол (arol) meaning "eagle".
Ärlig Swedish (Rare)
Means "honest" in Swedish.
Arlott English
From a medieval nickname for a ne'er-do-well (from Middle English harlot or arlot "vagabond, base fellow"; "prostitute" is a 15th-century development). This surname was borne by Jack Arlott (1914-1991), a British journalist, poet and cricket commentator.
Armenopoulos Greek
Descendant, son of the Armenian.
Arnautović Serbian, Croatian
From Turkish arnavut meaning "Albanian".
Arol Belarusian
Means "eagle" in Belarusian.
Arrano Basque
Derived from the Basque word "Arranoa", meaning eagle.
Arro Estonian
Arro is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "aroom", meaning "fragrant". Possibly a corruption of "aru", meaning "upland meadow".
Arshba Abkhaz
Most likely from a contracted form of Arabic أَرْشَد (ʾaršad) meaning "most sensible, most reasonable" or Persian ارشد (arshad) "senior, superior, eldest" combined with Abkhaz аԥа (āpā) "son".
Aru Estonian
Aru is an Estonian surname meaning both "dry upland grassy meadow" and "wit" and "intelligence".
Aru Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Sardinian aru, a forked branch used to close hedges (possibly related to Latin varus "bent outwards, bow-legged"), or from arru "ring".
Aruküll Estonian
Aruküll is an Estonian surname meaning "intelligent enough".
Asante Western African, Akan
From the ethnic name of the Ashanti, a sub-ethnic group of the Akan from southern Ghana. The name possibly means "warlike" in the Twi language.
Asari Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" and 利 (ri) meaning "benefit, advantage".
Ashkatsao Abazin
Possibly from an Abkhaz word meaning "lazy", used as a nickname for a lazy person.
Ashkenazi Jewish
From a nickname given by Jews in Slavic countries to Jews from Germany. It was also used to denote a Yiddish-speaking Jew who had settled in an area where non-Ashkenazic Jews were the majority. The name ultimately comes from Hebrew אַשְׁכְּנַז‎‎ (ashk'náz), a location mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, which is likely from Assyrian Aškūza.
Ashman English, Anglo-Saxon
From Middle English Asheman, a byname meaning "pirate, seaman". It can also be made up of English ash referring to the "ash tree", and man. In that case, it could refer to someone who lived by ash trees... [more]
Aşık Turkish
Means "lover, devotee, suitor" in Turkish.
Askeladd Folklore
The main character in Asbjornsen and Moe's Norwegian Folktales, Askeladd is usually the youngest and smallest of three brothers who is left to sit by the fire in the ashes, hence his name (similar to Cinderella)... [more]
Aslamas Greek
This surname is usually found among Pontic Greeks. The surname comes from the Georgian first name Aslamaz which is likely related to the Georgian adjective ლამაზი (lamazi) meaning "beautiful, handsome".
Aslanian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Aslanyan.
Aslanis Greek
From the Turkish name/word for lion, Aslan.
Aslanyan Armenian
Derived from Turkic arslan meaning "lion".
Astore Italian
Derived from Italian astore meaning "goshawk", which is a bird of prey that was used for hunting in the Middle Ages. The surname had first started out as a nickname: either for a falconer, or for a person who had aquiline features or who was cunning by nature.
Astruc Judeo-Provençal
Means "happy, lucky" in Occitan and Provençal (see Astruc).
Asum Filipino, Maranao
Possibly from Maranao asom meaning "bearded, rugged".
Atak Turkish
Means "rash, audacious, reckless" in Turkish.
Atatürk Turkish
It means "Father of the Turks" in Turkish. It was given to the first Turkish president, Mustafa Kemal, by the Turkish Parliament in 1934.
Ateş Turkish
Means "fever" or "fire, light" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian آتش (atash).
Athinganos Greek
Means "gypsy" in Greek.
Atıcı Turkish
Means "sharpshooter, marksman" or "braggart, loudmouth" in Turkish.
Atik Turkish
Means "agile, alert" in Turkish.
Atılgan Turkish
Means "brash, bold, venturous" in Turkish.
Atmaca Turkish
Means "hawk" in Turkish, referring specifically to the sparrow hawk (genus Accipiter).
Attieh Arabic (Mashriqi)
From Arabic عطية (atiyah) meaning "gift".
Atzori Italian
Possibly from Spanish azor "goshawk", otherwise a variant of Atzeri.
Audet French
Southern French nickname from Gascon dialect audet "bird", variant of standard Occitan ausèl (modern French oiseau).
Ault English
Variant of Old.
Auman Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano awom meaning "mole".
Aung Burmese
Means "successful, victorious" in Burmese.
Aurakzai Pashto
Alternate transcription of Orakzai.
Auricchio Italian
"A nickname from a dialect variant of orecchio ‘ear’ (from Latin auricula)."
Aus Estonian
Aus is an Estonian surname meaning "honest".
Aushev Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived from Nakh ауш (aush) or аус (aus) literally meaning "rock, slope", figuratively meaning "strong, solid, confident".
Ausheva f Ingush (Russified)
Feminine form of Aushev.
Ausländer German
Nickname given to a foreigner.
Ausmeel Estonian
Ausmeel is an Estonian surname meaning "honest mind".
Ausmees Estonian
Ausmees is an Estonian surname meaning "honest man".
Auväärt Estonian
Auväärt is an Estonian surname meaning "honor worthy".
Aversano Italian
A nickname for a wealthy person.
Avidzba Abkhaz
Derived from Georgian ავი (avi) meaning "currish, severe, sullen" combined with ძე (dze) "son" and Abkhaz аԥа (āpā) "son". The name was most likely borne by Georgians under the spelling Avidze, which was modified with the Abkhaz suffix -ba after migration to Abkhazia.
Avitov Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
Means "my father is good", from Hebrew ’av meaning "father" and tov meaning "good".
Avni Hebrew (Modern)
Means "my stone" in Hebrew, a variant of the surname Even or a diminutive of Avner.
Avril French
Derived from French avril meaning "April", perhaps indicating a person who was baptized in that month.
Awad Arabic
Refers to a person who makes "Oud", an oriental musical instrument.
Awan Punjabi, Urdu
From the name of a Punjabi tribe which is most likely derived from Arabic عون ('awn) meaning "help, aid" or "helper".
Ayan Turkish
Means "evident, clear, manifest" in Turkish.
Ayari Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār) or Persian عیار (ayyâr) meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
Aylesworth English
It was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Kineton.... [more]
Ayre English
Variant of Eyre
Azari Persian
Means "Azeri, Azerbaijani" in Persian.
Azcatl Nahuatl
Means "ant" in Nahuatl.
Azzopardi Maltese
Possibly derived from the Hebrew term סְפָרַדִּי (s'faradí) used to refer to Jews originating from Iberia (called Sephardim or Sephardic Jews). It may also be of Greek origin from a word meaning "black, Mauritanian" or "soldier" with a connection to Middle Persian spʿh "army" used to refer to a person of African descent or someone who worked as a mercenary... [more]
Baba Nigerian, Yoruba, Western African
From an honourific title used to denote a father, wise man, or an elder.
Babaev Uzbek, Tajik, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian
Variant transcription of Babayev.
Babaian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Babayan.
Babayan Armenian
Derived from Turkish baba meaning "father".
Babiker Arabic
From the given name Abu Bakr.
Babinec Czech
Nickname from Old Czech babinec meaning "coward".
Babu Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Derived from Hindi बाबू (babu) meaning "father, sir", used as a respectful term of address for a man as well as a term of endearment for a young boy.
Bạch Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Bai, from Sino-Vietnamese 白 (bạch).
Bach Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Bạch.
Bacha Pashto
Means "king" in Pashto, ultimately from Persian پادشاه (padeshah).
Bacigalupo Italian
From Ligurian bacigare "to beat with a stick" and lupo "wolf", or from Genoese basigâ "to swing, to tease" and lupo "wolf". Possibly a nickname for someone considered courageous or cowardly, or an occupational name for a hunter.
Bacot French
Derived from the root bac-, which is of unknown meaning.
Bačunić Vlach
From Bačuna
Badawi Arabic
Means "Bedouin" in Arabic.
Badawy Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Badawi chiefly used in Egypt.
Badzakov Bulgarian, Macedonian
Patronymic name derived from the Turkish word "bacak" which means "leg".
Baek Korean
Korean form of Bai, from Sino-Korean 白 (baek).
Baer German
Derived from Old High German bero "bear".
Bagge Swedish
From Swedish bagge "ram (male sheep)".
Bagsic Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog bagsik meaning "fierceness, severity, strength, power".
Bagtas Filipino, Tagalog
Means "trail through rough country, passage across wilderness" in Tagalog.
Bahl Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit बहल (bahala) meaning "strong, solid, firm".
Bai Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Malayalam
Perhaps derived from Hindi बाई (bāī) meaning "lady".
Baig Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Assamese, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Punjabi, Turkish, Arabic
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master". It is especially common in Pakistan and the Maghreb.
Bain Scottish, French, English
Nickname for a hospitable person from northern Middle English beyn, bayn meaning "welcoming", "friendly".... [more]
Baio Italian
From a nickname for someone with light brown or reddish-brown hair or beard, from baio meaning "bay horse", ultimately derived from Late Latin badius meaning "red-brown".
Bairnsfather English
From a medieval nickname in Scotland and northern England for the (alleged) father of an illegitimate child (from northern Middle English bairnes "child's" + father). This surname was borne by British cartoonist and author Bruce Bairnsfather (1888-1959).
Bajwa Punjabi
Derived from Persian باز والا (bâz vâlâ) meaning "great hawk, great falcon".
Bakon Polish
Variant of Bakun.
Bakun Polish
Possibly from bak "screaming" or bakać "to scold", from bakun "low-quality tobacco", or from the Hebrew personal name Bakum, possibly related to Habakkuk.
Bakunin Russian
derived from Russian words "бакуня" (bakunya) and "бакуля" (bakulya) meaning chatterbox, talkative person or agile, business-like person.... [more]
Bakunina Russian
feminine form of Bakunin
Balaban Turkish
Means "large, robust, burly" in Turkish.
Balandin Russian
From a nickname derived from Russian баланда (balanda) meaning "idle talk, nonsense".
Balaska Greek, Jewish, Polish
Feminine form of Balaskas (Greek) or Balaski (Jewish), it is used by Greeks and Slavic Jews.
Balaskas Greek
Masculine form of Balaska.
Balasooriya Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhalese බාලසූරිය (see Balasuriya).
Balasuriya Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit बाल (bala) meaning "young, boy" and सूर्य (surya) meaning "sun".
Baldoni Italian
From the Germanic word "baltha", which means "gallant" or "bold."
Balfe Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Balbh meaning 'stammering dumb' itself probably a translation of a Norman surname of similar meaning ultimately derived from Latin balbus 'stammering'.
Baliad Filipino, Cebuano
Means "to bend backwards" in Cebuano.