Catalan Submitted Surnames

Catalan names are used in Catalonia in eastern Spain, as well as in other Catalan-speaking areas including Valencia, the Balearic Islands, and Andorra.
usage
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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.
Albalat Catalan
Means "white winged" from medieval Catalan alb ("white") and alat ("winged"), originally from Latin albalatus ("of white wings") and used by the Visigoths before the Umayyad conquest of Hispania to name the cotton thistle because of its whitish spiny-winged stems.
Almaguer Catalan
Habitational name from a place in Valencia named Almaguer.
Alomar Catalan
From the given name Alomar, used especially in the Balearic Islands, itself derived from the Old German name Aldemar. This is borne by the Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Alomar (1968-).
Alsamora Catalan
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous locality of the municipality of Sant Esteve de la Sarga.
Amat Catalan
From the Latin given name Amatus, meaning "beloved".
Angel Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, English, Slovene
From the Latin personal name Angelus meaning "Angel", derived from the Greek word ἄγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger" (see the given name Angel).
Anglesola Catalan
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Aniol Catalan, German
Possibly derived from the Catalan given name Aniol. Alternatively it has a German origin.
Aragon Spanish, Catalan, French
A surname and an autonomous community of Spain.
Arámbul Catalan
Catalan variant of Aramburú.
Argimon Catalan
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous castle in the municipality of Riudarenes.
Ariza Catalan
Castilianized form of Basque Aritza, a topographic name from Basque (h)aritz ‘oak’ + the article suffix -a.
Armenia Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Armenia or who had connections with Armenia. This surname is derived from the feminine form of Armenio, which is ultimately from Greek Αρμένιος (Armenios) meaning "Armenian"... [more]
Arola Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, English (American)
From Latin areola, diminutive of area (area).
Artigas Aragonese, Catalan, Spanish
Plural form of artiga, referring to land cleared for agriculture.... [more]
Aurora Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Portuguese
Means "dawn" in Latin (see the given name Aurora).
Aviles Catalan
From Catalan avile "bird".
Balaguer Catalan, Spanish, Filipino
Habitational name for someone originally from the city of Balaguer in Catalonia, Spain.
Barceló Catalan
Apparently from a personal name Barcelonus (feminine Barcelona), originally denoting someone from the city of Barcelona.
Barcelona Catalan, Spanish
Habitational name from Barcelona, the principal city of Catalonia. The place name is of uncertain, certainly pre-Roman, origin. The settlement was established by the Carthaginians, and according to tradition it was named for the Carthaginian ruling house of Barca; the Latin form was Barcino or Barcilo.
Barrera Spanish, Catalan
Either a topographic name for someone who lived near a gate or fence, from Spanish and Catalan barrera meaning "barrier", or a topographic name for someone who lived by a clay pit, from Spanish barrero, derived from the Spanish word barro meaning "mud, clay".
Baviera Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "Bavaria" in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Catalan. Indicating for someone from Bavaria a state in Germany.
Benveniste Judeo-French, Judeo-Catalan, Catalan (Rare), French (Rare)
Likely derived from Spanish bien viniste, meaning "your arrival was good", also serving as a cognate of Bienvenido and Benvenuto.
Berenguer Catalan
Derived from the personal name Berenguer.
Bernabéu Catalan (Valencian)
From the given name Bernabé. A famous bearer was Santiago Bernabéu (1895-1978), a Spanish soccer player and the eleventh president of the soccer club Real Madrid CF.
Besalú Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Blaque Spanish, Catalan
Variant of "Llaquet". It could also be a Catalan variant of Black
Bondia Catalan
Bondia is a Catalan surname. It means 'good day' or 'good morning'.
Busquets Catalan
Catalan form of Bousquet.
Caba Spanish, Catalan
Variant of Cava.
Cabell Catalan, English, German
As a Catalan name, a nickname for "bald" from the Spanish word cabello. The English name, found primarily in Norfolk and Devon, is occupational for a "maker or seller of nautical rope" that comes from a Norman French word... [more]
Cadafalch Catalan
Derived from Catalan cadafal meaning "burial mound" or "platform, stage", ultimately from Latin catafalicum meaning "scaffold, wooden siege tower, catafalque". A famous bearer was the Catalan architect and politician Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867-1956).
Candela Spanish, Italian, Sicilian, Catalan
Either an occupational name for a chandler (a candle maker or candle seller) or a nickname for a tall thin person, derived from candela meaning "candle" (from Latin candela).
Casals Catalan, French
Plural form of Casal.
Casamitjana Catalan
It indicates familial origin within either of 3 farmhouses: the one in Castellnou de Bages, the one in l'Esquirol, or the one in Moià.
Casanova Catalan, Italian
Catalan and Italian: topographic name from Latin casa ‘house’ + nova ‘new’, or a habitational name from any of the many places named with these words.
Cases Catalan
Catalan family name. Plural of 'casa' meaning 'house', possibly given to people who were given or built a manor or town house or had a slightly better than normal dwelling for their location/village etc..... [more]
Castello Catalan, Italian
Catalan variant of Castell or from Italian castello meaning "castle".
Cava Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
From cava ‘cave’, ‘cellar’ (from Latin cavea), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in the wine cellars of a great house, a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a cave, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.
Cera Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Sicilian
Metonymic occupational name for a wax seller, derived from Latin cera meaning "wax". A famous bearer of this surname is Canadian actor and musician Michael Cera (1988-).
Cerdà Catalan
Denoted someone from Cerdanya (also called La Cerdanya), a natural and historical region of the eastern Pyrenees divided between France and Spain.
Clavell French, Catalan
The first documented records of the surname Clavell appear in Catalunya between 1291 and 1327. The word clavell traces back to the Indo-European words "kleu", later "klawo" meaning a metal tool. In Latin "clavus", it eventually became a surname "Clavell".
Claver English, Catalan
occupational name from Old French clavier Catalan claver "keeper of the keys doorkeeper" (from Latin clavarius from clavis "key").
Clavero English, Catalan
1 English: occupational name from Old French clavier ‘doorkeeper’ (from Latin clavis ‘key’).... [more]
Coll Catalan
Topographic name from Catalan coll meaning "hill, mountain pass", ultimately from Latin collum.
Corte Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Portuguese
From corte ‘court', applied as an occupational name for someone who worked at a manorial court or a topographic name for someone who lived in or by one.
Cortès Catalan
Catalan form of Cortés.
Coscollola Catalan
This indicates familial origin within or within the vicinity of the eponymous farmhouse in the municipality of Lladurs.
Cova Catalan, Galician
Topographic name from Catalan and Galician cova ‘cave’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, in the provinces of Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra, Catalonia and Valencia.
Creus Catalan
Means "crosses" in Catalan, the plural of creu. Also compare Spanish Cruces. A famous bearer of this surname is the Spanish footballer Xavi Hernández Creus (1980-).
Cua Catalan
Nickname from Catalan cua meaning "tail".
Deulofeu Catalan
catalan , used in san feliu de guixols
Domènech Catalan
From the given name Domènec.
Duran Catalan
Catalan cognate of Durand.
Elias Greek, Catalan, Portuguese, English, Welsh, German, Dutch, Jewish
Derived from the medieval given name Elias. Compare Ellis.
Espaillat Catalan, Occitan
Occupational name from Catalan espallat, in an old spelling, or directly from Occitan espaiat, espalhat, past participle of espallar meaning "to winnow", "to separate the wheat from the chaff".
Esquerra Catalan
Means "left-handed" in Catalan.
Estadella Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous hill in the municipality of Isona i Conca Dellà.
Eva Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Italian, Portuguese
From the given name Eva.
Fàbregas Catalan
Deriving from any of the places in Barcelona province named Fàbregues, from the plural of Fàbrega. Famous bearer of this surname is Spanish/Catalan footballer Francesc "Cesc" Fàbregas Soler.
Farragut Breton, French, Catalan, American
A Breton-French surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was American naval flag officer David Farragut (1801-1870), who is known for serving during the American Civil War. His father was of Catalan ancestry... [more]
Feliu Catalan
From the given name Feliu
Figuerola Catalan
It indicates familial origin within either of 4 places: Figuerola farmhouse in the nucleus of Fontanet in the municipality of Torà in the comarca of Segarra, Figuerola neighborhood in the municipality of Les Piles, the municipality of Figuerola del Camp, or Figuerola d’Orcau neighborhood in the municipality of Isona i Conca Dellà.
Font Catalan, Occitan, Spanish, French
topographic name for someone living near a spring or well Catalan and Occitan font "spring well" (from Latin fons genitive fontis).
Fort French, Walloon, English, Catalan
Either a nickname from Old French Middle English Catalan fort "strong brave" (from Latin fortis). Compare Lefort... [more]
Frances Spanish, Catalan
From Spanish and Catalan meaning "French". Denoting someone of French origin.
Fuster Catalan
Means "carpenter" in Catalan, derived from the word fusta meaning "wood".
Gay Catalan
Probably from the Catalan personal name Gai. (Catalan form of the name Gaius).
Genís Catalan
From the given name Genís.
Ginel Catalan
My Great Grandfather's name was Jose Maria Ginel
Gruezo Catalan, Spanish (Latin American)
From Catalan meaning "thick".
Guàrdia Catalan, Spanish, Italian
Catalan, Spanish, and Italian from Catalan guàrdia, Spanish and Italian guardia ‘guard’, ‘watch’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a watch place, an occupational name for a member of the town guard, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places named (La) Guardia.
Guardiola Catalan
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named Guardiola, from guardiola, a diminutive of guàrdia meaning "guard".
Guerrer Catalan
It literally means "warrior".
Guillem Catalan
From the given name Guillem
Horta Catalan, Portuguese
Means "garden" (Latin hortus), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosed garden or an occupational name for one who was a gardener.
Huguet French, Catalan
From a diminutive of Hugo.
Ivorra Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Jesús Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, French
From the given name Jesús.
Jorba Catalan
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Joya Catalan
Catalan variant of Hoya
Ledo Catalan
Variant spelling of Lledó, a habitational name from Lledó d’Empordà in Girona province.
Llaquet Spanish, Catalan
Topographic name from the Catalan word llac "pond, lake", indicating a person who lives near a lake.
Llinás Catalan (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Llinars.
Llorente Catalan
Derived from the given name Lorenzo.
Lloris Catalan
Means "son of Llorente" in Catalan. A known bearer of this surname is professional French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
Madriz Spanish, Catalan
patronymic surname meaning "son of Madrileño"; given to a person that came from Madrid, Spain.
Maià Catalan
Habitational name from Maià de Montcal, a village in Girona, or any of several other places named with Maià, which is of pre-Roman origin.
Mainé Catalan
Variant of Mainer.
Mallet Anglo-Norman, Medieval English, French, Catalan
Originated in Norman France and spread to England following the Norman conquest of 1066. The surname comes from the given name Malle, an Old English diminutive of Mary or from the given name Malo, a popular form of the name of Saint Maclovius, a 6th-century Welsh monk who the church of Saint Maclou in Rouen is named for.... [more]
Manresa Catalan
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the municipality or the neighborhood in the municipality of Badalona.
Manuel Catalan, Spanish
Possibly also a habitational name from Manuel in Valencia province.
Marcet Catalan
Marcet is a name that roughly translates to "Seven Seas" or "The Sea and the Sky" in the Catalan language. The name is unusual in the United States but very common in areas of Spain such as Barcelona, and in neighboring France.
Mariner English, Catalan
Occupational name from Middle English mariner "sailor seaman boatman" (Anglo-Norman French mariner Old French marinier marnier merinier) Catalan mariner (from Late Latin marinarius a derivative of marinus "marine").
Marselli Catalan
Catalan family that appears in the feudal list of 1355 with a Francis, lord of Chia.
Massip Catalan
Derived from Latin mancipium, meaning "(purchased) slave".
Matamala Catalan
Town of the Capcir district, in the Northern Catalonia, now part of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in France.
Mataplana Catalan
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous farmhouse in the municipality of La Coma i la Pedra.
Mauri Italian, Catalan
From the given name Mauro.
Maya Basque (Hispanicized), Catalan, Spanish
As a Spanish surname, this is a Castilianized form of Portuguese Maia. As a Catalan surname this is a variant of Maià... [more]
Mieras Catalan
Castilianized form of Mieres, a habitational name from Catalan and Asturian-Leonese Mieres, towns in Catalonia and Asturies.
Millet French, Catalan
metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of millet or panic grass or a topographic name for someone who lived by a field of millet from French and Catalan millet (from Latin milietum a derivative of milium in Old French mil "millet").
Mont French, Catalan, English
topographic name for a mountain dweller from Catalan and Old French mont "mountain" (from Latin mons genitive montis)... [more]
Monzó Catalan
variant of Montsó, habitational name from a place in Aragon (see Monzon).
Mosquera Spanish, Catalan
Spanish topographic name for someone who lived in a place that was infested with flies or mosquitos from a derivative of mosca "fly" (from Latin musca)... [more]
Nadal Catalan, Occitan
From the personal name Nadal, from nadal "Christmas" (from Latin natalis "birthday"). Compare Noel.
Nebot Catalan
It literally means "nephew".
Negre Catalan
Nickname or ethnic name from negre "black" (Latin niger), denoting someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.
Nicolàs Catalan
From the given name Nicolàs.
Nicolau Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
From the given name Nicolau.
Olivas Catalan
Variant spelling of Olives, habitational name from Olives in Girona province, or a topographic name from the plural of Oliva.
Oliveras Catalan
Catalan: variant spelling of the topographic name Oliveres, from the plural of olivera ‘olive tree’, or a habitational name from Las Oliveras in Murcia province.
Pagès Occitan, Catalan
Means "peasant" in Occitan and Catalan.
Palau Catalan
From palau meaning "palace", "mansion".
Palma Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, and southern Italian: habitational name from any of various places named or named with Palma, from Latin palma ‘palm’. ... [more]
Pedrosa Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Pedrosa, from pedroso, pedrosa meaning "stoney", an adjectival derivative of pedra meaning "stone".
Peralta Catalan, Spanish, Aragonese
Habitational name from any of the places in Aragon, Catalonia, and Navarre called Peralta, from Latin petra alta "high rock". This name is also established in Italy.
Perera Sinhalese, Catalan
Sinhalese form of Pereira as well as a Catalan cognate.
Peres Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Gascon, Breton, Central African
Means "son of Pedro" in Spanish and Portuguese. Means "son of Pere" in Catalan... [more]
Pica Italian, Catalan
Nickname for a gossipy or garrulous person, from the central-southern Italian word pica ‘magpie’. Compare Picazo.Catalan: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Pica.Catalan: from either pica ‘pointed object’ (weapon, etc.) or a derivative of picar ‘to prick’.
Picó Catalan
Probably a nickname from Catalan picó "having a thick upper lip".
Pineda Spanish, Catalan
Habitational name from any of the places in the provinces of Barcelona, Cuenca, and Burgos named Pineda, from Spanish and Catalan pineda "pine forest".
Pintor Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Galician, Sardinian
occupational name for a painter from pintor "painter".
Piqué Catalan
A famous bearer of this surname is Spanish/Catalan footballer Gerard Piqué.
Pons Catalan, French, Occitan, Dutch
From the given name Pons.
Portal Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Occitan
Topographical surname for someone living near the gates of a fortified town.
Portugal Spanish, Portuguese, English, Catalan, French, Jewish
Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, English, French, and Jewish surname meaning ethnic name or regional name for someone from Portugal or who had connections with Portugal. The name of the country derives from Late Latin Portucale, originally denoting the district around Oporto (Portus Cales, named with Latin portus ‘port’, ‘harbor’ + Cales, the ancient name of the city)... [more]
Prats Catalan
Habitational name from any of the numerous places in Catalonia called Prats, from the plural of prat ‘meadow’
Puigdemont Catalan
Means "top of the hill" or "peak of the mountain". It is derived from Catalan puig meaning "hill, peak" combined with either damunt meaning "on top, above", or munt (a diminutive of muntanya) meaning "mountain", using the preposition d'... [more]
Pujol Catalan, French
Catalan and French variant of Puig. Spanish tennis player Marcel Granollers (1986-) bears this name.
Pujols Catalan
It literally means "hillocks".
Puyol Catalan
Catalan variant of Pujol. It is borne by the retired Spanish soccer player Carles Puyol (1978-).
Quinto Aragonese, Spanish, Catalan, Italian
Habitational surname for a person from a place called Quinto, for example in Zaragoza province. However, the high concentration of the surname in Alacant province suggests that, in some cases at least, it may derive from the personal name Quinto (from Latin Quintus denoting the fifth-born child or Catalan quinto "young soldier").... [more]
Ramón Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan
From the given name Ramón.
Ramone Spanish (Anglicized), Portuguese (Anglicized), Catalan (Anglicized)
From Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan Ramón, from the personal name Ramón or Ramon, of Germanic origin (see Raymond).
Real Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Galician
Either a habitational name from any of numerous places called Real; those in Galicia (Spain) and Portugal being named from real "royal" or as variant of Rial while those in southern Spain and Catalonia are named in part from real meaning "encampment rural property" (Arabic raḥāl "farmhouse cabin")... [more]
Reixach Catalan
Habitational name for someone from any of the various places called Reixac in Catalonia, Spain, for example the municipality of Montcada i Reixac in the province of Barcelona.
Requena Spanish, Catalan
habitational name from Requena in Valencia or Requena de Campos in Palencia apparently so called from a short form of the various Visigothic compound personal names with the first element rīc "powerful" with the addition of the locative suffix -ena.
Requesens Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of La Jonquera.
Reus Dutch, German, Catalan
Dutch: nickname for a big man, from Middle Dutch reuse(n) 'giant'. German: topographic name from Middle High German riuse 'fish trap' (Middle Low German ruse) or from a regional term reuse 'small stream', 'channel'... [more]
Ribera Catalan, Spanish
Habitational name from any of various locations in Spain named Ribera, derived from Catalan and Spanish ribera meaning "bank, shore".
Rigo Italian, Catalan
From the given name Rigo a short of any of the given names Rigoberto, Arrigo, and Federigo.
Rita Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan
From the female personal name Rita, a reduced form of MargharitaMargaret’, chosen in particular in honor of a 15th-century Italian saint who bore the name in this form.
Roca Catalan
Habitational name from any of the numerous places so named, from Catalan roca "rock". This name is also Occitan.
Romana Catalan, French, Italian, Polish, English (Rare), German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the feminine form of the Latin personal name Romanus, which originally meant "Roman".
Rosas Spanish, Catalan
Variants of Rosa or Rosales.
Rovira Catalan
Topographic name for someone who lived by an oak wood, from Catalan rovira meaning "oak wood, oak grove".
Rubert German, Catalan
From Rubert a variant of Robert and Rupert.
Sàbat Catalan
From a nickname or personal name bestowed on someone born on a Saturday, which was considered a good omen (Late Latin sabbatum, Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew shabat "Sabbath").
Salas Spanish, Galician, Aragonese, Portuguese, Catalan, Asturian
Habitational name from places named with salas, plural form of sala, meaning "room, hall" in Spanish and Asturian. Also an anglicized form of the Hungarian name SZÁLAS "tall".
Sallas Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Galician, Portuguese, Aragonese, Asturian, Romanian, Greek
Either a variant of Salas or Sala, or else a nickname from Arabic, Turkish, or Persian salli meaning "broad, wide, large, tall".
Samper Catalan
Habitational name from any of the places in Catalonia called Sant Pere, generally as the result of the dedication of a local church or shrine to St. Peter (Sant Pere).
Sanabra Catalan
Catalan cognate of Seabra.
Sans Catalan
From the given name Sans.
Sardo Italian, Catalan
Ethnic name from sardo "Sardinian".
Sarrià Catalan
Catalan habitational name from any of the places named Sarrià or Sàrria, in Catalonia.
Segarra Catalan
Regional name from the district of La Segarra, or habitational name from any of the places named with Segarra or La Segarra in Catalonia and Valencia.
Segura Spanish, Catalan, American (Hispanic)
Derived from Spanish segura "safe, secure".
Selva Catalan, Italian
From any of various places in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, or northern Italy named Selva, as for instance the Catalan district La Selva, from selva "wood", Latin silva.
Serdà Catalan (Valencian)
Variant of Cerdà, or from the name of the village of Cerdà (also called La Serda) in the province of Valencia in Spain.
Serrallonga Catalan
Taken from the name of a town in the Vallespir district, in Northern Catalonia.
Sintes Catalan
Occupational name for a person who sold ribbons, from Catalan cinta meaning "ribbon, strip". This surname is mainly found in the Balearic Islands.
Solar Spanish (Rare), Catalan, Aragonese, Asturian
Spanish, Catalan, Aragonese, and Asturian-Leonese: topographic name from Latin solarius ‘ancestral home’ (a derivative of solum ‘ground’, ‘floor’), perhaps denoting someone who lived near or at the house of an important family.
Surroca Catalan
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous farmhouse in Tavertet.
Taberner Catalan
It literally means someone who owns a tavern.
Tauler Catalan
From the Catalan word tauler meaning "board".
Tobías Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Jewish
From the given name Tobías.
Torralba Spanish, Catalan, Aragonese
Habitational name from any of several places called Torralba, named with torre meaning "tower" + alba meaning "white".
Torroella Catalan
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous localities.
Ugas Catalan
Probably from the word uvas meaning "grapes".
València Catalan
Catalan form of Valencia.
Vendrell Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Verdun French, English (British, Rare), Spanish, Catalan
From the various locations in France called Verdun with the Gaulish elements ver vern "alder" and dun "hill fortress" and Verdú in Catalonia, English variant of Verdon
Verge Catalan
Catalan form of Virgo.
Verneda Spanish, Catalan
As a Spanish and Catalan surname refers to someone who lived where alder trees grew.
Vilallonga Catalan
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Valencian municipality.
Viray Occitan, French, Catalan
Southern French (Occitan) and Catalan variant of Occitan Verai and Veray, nickname from Occitan verai ‘honest’... [more]
Xirivella Catalan (Valencian)
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Yorba Catalan (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Jorba.