Belgian Submitted Surnames

Belgian names are used in the country of Belgium in western Europe.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Gasnier French
From Old French gaaigner meaning "to win, to earn" or "to till, to cultivate", possibly used as an occupational name for a farmer.
Gaubert French
From the given name Gaubert.
Gaucher French
Means "left-handed" in French.
Gay English, French
Nickname for a lighthearted or cheerful person, from Middle English, Old French gai.
Gee Irish, Scottish, English, French
Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McGee, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’ (see McCoy). ... [more]
Geers Dutch
Patronymic from a short form of any of various personal names formed with the Germanic element gar,ger.
Geerts Dutch
Variant of the surname Geers.
Geleynse Dutch
The name Geleynse originated in the Netherlands in the 1400s from a carpenter who went by the name of Jakob Geleijnsen
Gendron French
Either a diminutive of French gendre meaning "son-in-law" or a habitational name for someone from the town of Gendron in Belgium.
Gentry French
From the English word, which is in turn from French gentrie, referring to that which is "noble," or the "nobility." From earlier gentillece, which was originally from gentil, "refinement."
Geoffrey English, French
From the given name Geoffrey
Geoffroy French
From the given name Geoffroy
Gérald French
Derived from the given name Gérald.
Gerrits Dutch, Frisian
"Son of Gerrit".
Gervais English, French
From the French given name Gervais.
Giesbrecht Dutch
A variant of the given name Giselbert, which in turn is related to Gilbert... [more]
Gillard English, French, Swiss
English and French from an assimilated form of the personal name Gislehard, a compound of Old High German gisel ‘hostage’, ‘pledge’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel) + hard ‘hardy’... [more]
Gillette English, French
English: from a feminine form of Gillett.... [more]
Gilliard French, Swiss
French and Swiss French from a derivative of Gillier, from the Germanic personal name Giselher, composed of gisil ‘hostage’, ‘pledge’, ‘noble offspring’ (see Giesel) + heri ‘army’.
Gillis Dutch
Dutch form of Giles.
Giresse French
Alain Giresse is a French footballer and manager... [more]
Giroud French
Variant of Giraud.... [more]
Giscard French
Variant spelling of Guiscard. A famous bearer was former French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926-2020).
Gober English, French
The surname Gober was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed.
Godoy French, Spanish
It is derived from the personal name Gaudi.
Gognon French, Occitan
Nickname for an aggressive or belligerent man, from Old French Gagnon ‘ mastiff’, ‘guard dog’. Possibly from Occitan ganhon ‘young pig’, applied as an offensive nickname. See also Gonyeau.
Gombert French, German
French and German: from Gundbert, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements gund ‘battle’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’... [more]
Gonthier French
composed of the Germanic elements gund 'battle' + hari, heri 'army'
Gonyeau French
Respelling of French Gagnon, found predominantly in New England, possibly also of Gagneau, from a diminutive of Gagne.
Gonze French
My family surname originated in southern French-speaking Belgium. There is a tiny village called Gonzeville in northern France near the Belgian border which you can find on Wikipedia. Many surnames from French speaking Belgium have 5 or 6 letters and end in -ze, such as Gonze and Meeze... [more]
Gourmaud French
A famous bearer is a journalist well known from the educational TV, Jamy Gourmaud
Gouweleeuw Dutch (Rare, Archaic)
Surname from the Netherlands meaning 'Golden Lion'
Graaf Dutch
proper noun: Count
Graef Dutch, German
Name used to denote the chairman of a town council. Compare Graf.
Grandin French
Diminutive of Grand.
Grandjean French, French (Swiss)
Derived from French grand meaning "tall, large" and the male given name Jean 1, hence possibly a nickname for a tall or large person.
Grandpierre French
Derived from French grand meaning "tall, large" and the male given name Pierre.
Grange English, French
English and French topographic name for someone who lived by a granary, from Middle English, Old French grange (Latin granica ‘granary’, ‘barn’, from granum ‘grain’)... [more]
Gras French
Means "fat" in french.
Grave French
Topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of gravelly soil, from Old French grave "gravel" (of Celtic origin).
Graves English, French
English: patronymic from Grave.
Graves French, English
Topographic name from the plural of Old French grave "gravel"
Graves English, French, German
Derives from someone who had an occupation as a grave digger or a caretaker for a graveyard.
Grégoire French
From the given name Grégoire
Grenier French
Occupational name for a grain merchant (from Latin granarius), or a topographic name for someone who lived by a granary (from Latin granarium) or a metonymic occupational name for someone who supervised or owned one.
Griffon French
From a diminutive of Old French griffe "claw", hence a nickname for a grasping or vicious person, or perhaps for someone with a deformed or otherwise remarkable hand.
Grignon French
From French 'grignard' meaning "angry" and "contemptuous", and Old French (of Germanic origin) 'grignier' "to grit the teeth" or "curl the lips".
Grindy German (Modern), French
I have seen elsewhere explanations about this name being German or French in origin. Sorry, I do not have the sources to hand
Groen Dutch, Low German
Dutch nickname for someone who habitually dressed in green, from Middle Dutch groene ‘green’. ... [more]
Groot Dutch
Groot means "big" in Dutch and the surname was originally a nickname for a tall person.
Grosjean French, French (Belgian)
Derived from French gros "large" and the given name Jean 1. As a nickname, it is sometimes applied to a person who is perceived as stupid.
Groulx French
French spelling, often found in Canada, of Groult, Grould, possibly reduced forms of Gréoul, a personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements gred "hunger" + wolf, wulf "wolf".
Guerrier French
Nickname for an aggressive person or occupational name for a soldier, from Old French guerrier ‘warrior’. Making it a cognitive for Guerrero and Guerriero.
Guilbeau French
Possibly from Ancient Germanic wil, meaning "will, power", and Latin bellus, meaning "beautiful".
Guiles French
Of uncertain origin; it could be a variant of French Guill or of English Guile or Giles .
Guilliot French
From a pet form of the personal name Guille, itself a short form of Guillaume.
Guillou French, Breton
Possibly derived from the given name Guillaume.
Guion French
French: from the Germanic personal name Wido (see Guy).
Guiscard French
Derived from the Medieval French given name Guiscard.
Guitry French
Based on a personal name composed of the Germanic elements wid(u), wit- ‘wood’ + ric ‘power(ful)’.
Gullette French
Comes from Guillemme or William of Normandy. Reference 1066: The Battle of Hastings.
Guy English, French
From a French form of the Germanic personal name Wido, which is of uncertain origin. This name was popular among the Normans in the forms Wi, Why as well as in the rest of France in the form Guy.
Haan Dutch
It means "rooster" in Dutch
Hageman Dutch
Combination of Middle Dutch haghe "hedge, enclosure" and #man "man".
Hageman Dutch
Variant of German Hagemann.
Hager Dutch, North Frisian
From a Germanic personal name composed of hag 'hedge', 'enclosure' + hari, heri 'army'.
Hamel Yiddish, Dutch, German
The name Hamel has three origins.... [more]
Hamelin French
from the Norse word HAMO meaning home.
Harcourt French
This name is of locational origin either from the town and ancient chateau of Harcourt near Brionne in Normandy.
Hargier French
Known back to the 15th or 16th century in France.... [more]
Harmse Dutch, Low German
The surname Harmse is derived from Harms or Harm, a Low-German / Niederdeutsch surname or name. In Plattdeutsch/Low Saxon the word sine is used as a possessive construction, hence Harmse indicates that it is the child of Harms, Harm, or Harmensze... [more]
Harrett French
France, England
Hartman Dutch
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hard "hardy, strong" and man "man".
Hasard French
Variant of Hazard.
Hässli German (Swiss), French (Rare)
Swiss German diminutive form of Haas. This is a French surname via Alsace-Lorraine. A notable bearer is French footballer (soccer player) Eric Hassli (1981-).
Haverbus Yiddish, Dutch
From Yiddish/Hebrew Haver (חבר) and Baruch (ברוך), thus literally "blessed friend".
Hay English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Frisian
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay(e), heye(Old English (ge)hæg, which after the Norman Conquest became confused with the related Old French term haye ‘hedge’, of Germanic origin)... [more]
Hazard English, French, Dutch
Nickname for an inveterate gambler or a brave or foolhardy man prepared to run risks, from Middle English, Old French hasard, Middle Dutch hasaert (derived from Old French) "game of chance", later used metaphorically of other uncertain enterprises... [more]
Hebert Dutch
From the personal name Egbert.
Hecht German, Dutch
From Middle High German hech(e)t, Middle Dutch heect, hecht "pike", generally a nickname for a rapacious and greedy person. In some instances it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a fisher and in others it may be a habitational name from a house distinguished by a sign depicting this fish.
Hee Danish, Norwegian, Dutch
A Danish habitational name from any of several places named from a word meaning ‘shining’ or ‘clear’, referencing a river.... [more]
Hegeman Dutch
Habitational name for someone from a place called Hegge(n) or ter Hegge(n), derived from a word meaning ‘hedge’.
Heidrick Dutch
Variant of Heidrich
Hein German, Dutch, Danish, Jewish
German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Heinrich.
Heine German, Dutch, Jewish
Derived from a short form of Heinrich.
Heineken Dutch, German
Derived from Hein, a Dutch diminutive of Hendrik. A famous bearer was Gerard Adriaan Heineken (1841-1893), the founder of the Heineken N.V. brewing company... [more]
Hellwig German, Dutch
Curiously it started out life in ancient history as the baptismal name, Hell-wig. "luck" & "war;" this name literally translates to, "battle-battle."
Helmeier German, Dutch, Danish
Variant spelling of Helmeyer.
Helmeyer German, Dutch, Danish
From Hel in Norse mythology and Meyer meaning "higher, superior". It means ´blessed´ or ´holy´. The name is mostly found in Germany, but also in the Netherlands and some parts of Denmark.
Hendel Yiddish, German, Dutch
From the given name Hendel, a Yiddish diminutive of Hannah.
Hendrickx Flemish
Flemish form of Hendrix.
Hendryckx Dutch, Flemish
From the given name Hendrick
Hennen German, Dutch
Patronymic of Henne.
Henri French
From the first name Henri.
Herd Dutch
Comes from Middle Dutch hert, herte ‘hart’, ‘stag’; probably a nickname for someone who was fleet of foot, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a deer; variant of Heard.
Herold English, Dutch, German
From the given name Herold. This was the surname of David Herold, one of the conspirators in the Abraham Lincoln assassination plot.
Herrick Dutch
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari 'army' + ric 'power', or from an assimilated form of Henrick, a Dutch form of Henry.
Herve French
From the given name Hervé.
Heyer English, German, Dutch
English variant of Ayer. ... [more]
Hick Dutch
From a pet form of a Germanic personal name, such as Icco or Hikke (a Frisian derivative of a compound name with the first element hild "strife", "battle").
Hickenlooper Dutch, German
This surname means hedge hopper.
Hieronymus Dutch, German
From the Greek given name ‘Ιερωνυμος (Hieronymos) meaning "sacred name". (See Jerome.)
Hilaire Haitian Creole, French
From the given name Hilaire.
Hilbert English, French, Dutch, German
English, French, Dutch, and German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.
Hilger German, Dutch
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hild 'strife', 'battle' + gar, ger 'spear'.
Hinkebein Dutch, German
Nickname for someone with a limp, from Middle Low German hinken meaning "to limp" + bein meaning "leg".
Hoddson French
Variation of the surname, HODSON.
Hoen German, Dutch
Nickname from hoen 'chicken', 'hen', perhaps denoting a silly person.
Holl German, Dutch, English
Short form of German HÖLD or a topographic name meaning "hollow" or "hole".
Hollande French
French form of Holland.
Hollander German, English, Jewish, Dutch, Swedish
Regional name for someone from Holland.
Hollier English, French
Occupational name for a male brothel keeper, from a dissimilated variant of Old French horier "pimp", which was the agent noun of hore "whore, prostitute". Hollier was probably also used as an abusive nickname in Middle English and Old French.... [more]
Holman Dutch
Topographic name for a dweller in a hollow
Hoogenboom Dutch
Topographic name for someone living by a tall tree, "tall tree", or a habitational name from places called Hoogboom and Hogenboom in the Belgian province of Antwerp, meaning "tall tree".
Hoogland Dutch
A Dutch toponoymic surname meaning 'high land'. A famous bearer of this surname is Duco Hoogland, a Dutch politician.
Hoot Dutch, German
The Dutch form is a habitation name for someone who lived in the hout or "woods" while the German form hoth is from an occupational name for a maker of hats.
Hoppe Dutch
Variant of Hopp.
Hosekin Dutch
Occupational name for a maker or seller of hose (garments for the legs), from Middle Low German hose "hose".
Hoskins Dutch
Variant of Hosekin.
Houseal French (Anglicized), German (Anglicized)
French (Lorraine) spelling of German Häusel, a topographic name meaning ‘small house’, a diminutive of Haus... [more]
Huck English, Dutch
From the medieval male personal name Hucke, which was probably descended from the Old English personal name Ucca or Hucca, perhaps a shortened form of Ūhtrǣd, literally "dawn-power".
Huet English, French
From the nickname from given name Hugh, Hugues, Hugo or Hubert.
Huette French
French variant of Huet.
Hugo French
Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He was also the writer of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.
Huitema Dutch
The name is believed to come from the Dutch word 'hout', meaning wood. Thus, this was a name often given to woodcutters.
Humbert German, Dutch, French
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hun "Hun, giant" or hun "bear cub" and berht "bright, famous". This was particularly popular in the Netherlands and North Germany during the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of a 7th-century St... [more]
Huot English, French
Variant of Huet.
Huygens Dutch, Belgian
Means "son of Hugo". A notable bearer was Dutch mathematician, physicist and astronomer Christiaan Huygens (1629–1695).
Iles English (British), French
English (mainly Somerset and Gloucestershire): topographic name from Anglo-Norman French isle ‘island’ (Latin insula) or a habitational name from a place in England or northern France named with this element.
Imbert French
From the medieval French personal name Imbert, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "vast-bright".
Isaac Jewish, English, Welsh, French
Derived from the given name Isaac.
Isabelle French, English
From the given name Isabelle.
Isabeth French
A matronym derived from the given name Élisabeth/Elisabeth.
Iselle French
Frenchified forms of Iseli, a Swiss German variant of Eisele.... [more]
Isidore French
From the given name Isidore.
Jacobi Jewish, English, Dutch, German
From the Latin genitive Jacobi ‘(son) of Jacob’, Latinized form of English Jacobs and Jacobson or North German Jakobs(en) and Jacobs(en).
Jacot French
Variant spelling of Jacquot.
Jacqueman French
Alsace-Lorraine
Jacquemin French
From a pet form of the given name Jacques.
Jacquot French
From the given name Jacquot, a diminutive of Jacques.
Jade English, French
From the given name Jade. It could also indicate someone with jade green eyes.
Janisse French
Possibly a respelling of French Janisset, from a pet form of Jan, a variant spelling of Jean, French equivalent of John.
Janmaat Dutch
Famous bearer of this surname is Dutch footballer Daryl Janmaat.
Japenga Dutch
Means son of Jap "Yap" related to Jacobson in the Netherlands
Japon Filipino, Spanish, French
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Japan or who had connections with Japan.
Jary French
France-England-USA
Jay English, French
Nickname from Middle English, Old French jay(e), gai "jay (the bird)", probably referring to an idle chatterer or a showy person, although the jay was also noted for its thieving habits.
Jean-baptiste Haitian Creole, French
From the French given name Jean-Baptiste.
Jeannot French
From the given name Jeannot, a French diminutive of (1)Jean.
Jeanpetit French
Means "little Jean" from Old French petit "small" and the given name Jean, originally a nickname for a small man called Jean (or applied ironically to a large man), or a distinguishing epithet for the younger of two men named Jean.... [more]
Jeaume French (Rare)
Variant form of the patronymic surname of Jaume.
Jesten Dutch
Variation of Joosten.
Jesús Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, French
From the given name Jesús.
Joachim German, French, Polish
From the given name Joachim
Job English, French, German, Hungarian
English, French, German, and Hungarian from the personal name Iyov or Job, borne by a Biblical character, the central figure in the Book of Job, who was tormented by God and yet refused to forswear Him... [more]
Joffé French, Jewish
French form of Joffe.
Johanneson German, Dutch
Variant of Johannessen which means "son of Johannes
Joliet French
From French Jolie "pretty one" and the popular suffix -et "little" meaning "pretty little one."
Jonas Danish, German, Dutch, Norwegian
From the given name Jonas
Jost Dutch, German
Dutch and German: from a personal name, a derivative of the Breton personal name Iodoc (see Joyce), or from the personal name Just.
Jourdain French
From the given name Jourdain.
Jourdine French, English
English and French variant of Jordan.
Juillet French
Means "July" in French.
Jules French
From a personal name (Latin Julius). The name was borne in the Middle Ages in honor of various minor Christian saints.
Juneau French
A nickname for someone who is "young"
Justin French, English, Slovene
From a medieval personal name, Latin Justinus, a derivative of Justus.
Justus German, Dutch, Finnish
From the given name Justus
Kanssen Dutch, Flemish
Son of Kant
Kat Dutch, Frisian, Afrikaans, Jewish
Means "Cat" in Dutch, Frisian, and Afrikaans, perhaps originally a nickname for someone who owned a cat or somehow resembled a cat.
Katje Dutch
It means 'Little Kate' in Dutch. A fun nickname for anyone
Kemper German, Dutch
German: status name denoting a peasant farmer or serf, an agent noun derivative of Kamp ... [more]
Kentie Scottish, English, Dutch
Origin and meaning unknown. The name Kentie was spread in the Netherlands when a Scottish soldier, Alexander Kenti, settled at Woudrichem, the Netherlands around 1650. Alexander Kenti was born and raised in the Scottish highlands... [more]
Kerbow French
Possibly derived from the French word 'corbeau', meaning "raven".
Kergoat Breton, French
From Breton ker "Village" or "Area" and koad "Woods".
Kesler German, Dutch, Jewish
It is an occupational name that means coppersmith. In alpine countries the name derived from the definition: the one living in the basin of a valley.
Kessel Dutch
Habitational name for someone originally from any of the various locations in the Netherlands named Kessel.
Kesteloot Belgian (Modern)
No idea whatsoever as to the origin of the surname other than it is of Belgian origin.
Keurig Dutch
Keurig is "derived from" a Dutch word meaning "excellence." A more accurate translation from the Dutch is "neat" or "tidy."
Kiel Dutch
Dutch from Middle Dutch kidel, kedel ‘smock’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who make such garments or perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore one. Also a dutch habitational name from a place so named in Antwerp or from the German city Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein.
Kilian German, Dutch, Polish, Czech
from the Irish personal name Cillín (see Killeen).
Kill German (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Perhaps derived from Kilian.
Kin Dutch
Nickname for someone with a pointed or jutting chin.
Kind English, German, Jewish, Dutch
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) from Middle High German kint, German Kind ‘child’, hence a nickname for someone with a childish or naive disposition, or an epithet used to distinguish between a father and his son... [more]
Kinne German, Dutch
German: From the female given name Kinne, a Silesian diminutive of Kunigunde.... [more]
Kippenberger German, French, Scottish
Mainly means "Shepard".
Kleynen Flemish
Comes from the town in Belgium. Originally Van Klijnen
Klopp German, Dutch
Habitational name from a place called Kloppe.
Knickerbocker Dutch (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of the Dutch occupational name Knickerbacker "marble baker", i.e., a baker of children's clay marbles. This lowly occupation became synonymous with the patrician class in NYC through Washington Irving's attribution of his History of New York (1809) to a fictitious author named Diedrich Knickerbocker... [more]
Koetsier Dutch
"Coachman, Coachdriver"... [more]
Koev Dutch
1 Dutch: variant spelling of Coel, itself a variant of Kool .... [more]
Kok Dutch
It is a Dutch occupational surname, meaning cook.
Kolk Dutch
"Kolk is Dutch for either whirlpool or canyon. Probably the name refers to wild water."
Koonings Dutch
From the Dutch word "koning" meaning "king", thus meaning "of the king".
Koop Dutch (Modern)
Comes from the Biblical given name Jacob, meaning "he who supplants."
Krane Dutch, Low German
Dutch: nickname for a long-legged or tall thin man, from Middle Dutch crane ‘crane’. ... [more]
Kroll German, Dutch, Polish
Nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle High German krol 'curly', Middle Low German krulle 'ringlet', 'curl', Middle Dutch croel, crul (apparently a loanword from German)... [more]
Kuba Dutch, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish
From Kuba, a pet form of the personal name Jakub.
Kues German, Dutch
Habitational name from Cues, now part of Bernkastel-Kues in the Rhineland Palatinate.
Kuijper Dutch
Variant of Kuiper
Kul German, Dutch
Derived from Old High German kol meaning "coal", perhaps an occupational name for a miner or coal seller.
Kunis German, Dutch
From a derivative of the personal name Konrad.