Caribbean Submitted Surnames

Caribbean names are used on the islands of the Caribbean Sea.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AGUMANU Igbo, Trinidadian Creole
its an last name and first name that comes from an Igbo tribe in Trinidad
AIMÉ Haitian Creole, French (African)
Means "loved, love" in French.
ALMÁNZAR Spanish (Caribbean)
Derived from Arabic المنظر (al manẓar) meaning "the view" or "the lookout".
ARISTIDE Haitian Creole, French (African)
From the given name Aristide. A notable bearer is Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953-), the 37th and 39th President of Haiti.
BIEN-AIMÉ Haitian Creole
Means "beloved", ultimately from French bien "good" and aimé "love".
BONAPARTE Italian (Rare), French (Rare), Judeo-Italian (Rare), American (Rare), Caribbean (Rare)
Variant and French form of Buonaparte. This is also a Jewish surname. A notable bearer was Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1820), who ruled as Emperor of France from 1804 through 1814 and again briefly in 1815, who was of Italian (Tuscan) ancestry... [more]
CÉSAIRE Haitian Creole, French Creole, French (African)
From the given name Césaire. A notable bearer was Aimé Césaire (1913-2008), a Martiniquais politician and writer.
DEVEAUX French, Bahamian Creole
Means "of the valleys", derived from French val "valley".
ESTIMÉ Haitian Creole, French
Means "valued, esteemed" in French.
ETIENAM Nigerian, Ibibio (?), Spanish (Caribbean, ?)
This is a name which originates from the Calabar/Akwa Ibom region of southeastern Nigeria. It means "a doer of good, or benevolent". It is also found in Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Cuba (El Oriente) which have populations of people of Ibibio/Efik decent known as "Carabali".
FILS-AIMÉ Haitian Creole
Means "beloved son" from French fils meaning "son" and aimé "love".
GEISSLERRA Spanish (Caribbean)
Name found in Cuba and Argentina from German Ancestors
HILAIRE Haitian Creole, French
From the given name Hilaire.
JEAN-BAPTISTE Haitian Creole, French
From the French given name Jean-Baptiste.
JEAN-LOUIS Haitian Creole
From the given names Jean and Louis.
JEAN-PIERRE Haitian Creole
From the given names Jean and Pierre.
JOLICOEUR French (Quebec), Haitian Creole
From Old French joli "joyful, cheerful" and cuer "heart". It was originally a nickname for a cheerful person. This was a frequent French Canadian secondary surname (or dit name).
MAHABIR Trinidadian Creole, Indian
From Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, massive" combined with वीर (vīrá) meaning "heroic, powerful, strong".
MAHARAJ South African, Indian, Trinidadian Creole, Fijian
Means "great king, great ruler", from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with राज (rāja) meaning "king, sovereign". It is also found among Indian communities abroad.
MARCELIN Haitian Creole, French
From the given name Marcelin.
MENESES Spanish (Caribbean)
Meneses is my maternal grandfather's surname. He was born in Cuba in 1888 but his family came from Spain in the 1800's... [more]
NABITA Jamaican Patois (Rare)
The name of a jamaican girl who is unaware of the real historical background of the name "Nabita". But was given the name any way,it is said by many that it has an African pronounciation and persons would think that its origin is from Africa.
PERSAD Trinidadian Creole
Indo-Trinidadian variant of Prasad.
POZO Spanish (Caribbean)
Means "well", as in wishing well
RAMNARINE Trinidadian Creole, Indian
Trinidadian and Guyanese form of Ramnarayan, from Sanskrit राम (rāma) meaning "pleasing, pleasant" combined with नारायण (nārāyaṇá), an epithet of the Hindu god Vishnu.
RAMPERSAD Trinidadian Creole, South African, Mauritian Creole
Trinidadian surname of Indian Hindu origin; from Sanskrit राम (rāma) meaning "pleasing, pleasant, charming" combined with प्रसाद (prasāda) meaning "clearness, brightness, purity".
SHAKERA Jamaican Patois (Modern)
Shakera is a name given to a Jamaican girl who is very arrogant and tends to take out her anger on herself and others around her. But she is also a very intelligent girl who do well in her school work ,
ST FLEUR Haitian Creole
From the French place name St Fleur.