Celtic Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Celtic peoples.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Gilsenan Irish
From a follower of Saint Senán mac Geirrcinn
Ginnane Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Cuinneáin or Ó Cuineáin.
Gittings Welsh
From the Welsh personal name Gutyn, Guto, a pet form of Gruffydd, with the redundant addition of English patronymic -s.
Gittings Welsh
Possibly a patronymic from a byname from Welsh cethin "dusky", "swarthy".
Glas Welsh
Nickname meaning "gray, green, silver-haired".
Glass Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of the epithet glas "gray, green, blue" or any of various Gaelic surnames derived from it.
Glissen English, Irish
Possible British version of the Irish surname Glasson from the the Gaelic word O’Glasain. Meaning green from the counties of Tipperary.
Godolphin Cornish
From Godolphin, in Cornwall; alternatively, a patronymic from the rare given name Dolfin.
Goff Welsh
Variant of Gough.
Goldsworthy Cornish
Means "field of feast," from the Cornish gol-erewy.
Gorey English, Irish (Anglicized)
See Mcgorry. Edward Gorey was a noted bearer.
Gormley Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of Ó Gormghaile meaning "descendant of Gormghal," Gormghal, a personal name, being derived from gorm meaning "noble, (dark) blue" and gal meaning "valour, ardour."
Gourcuff Breton
Variant of Gourkuñv. ... [more]
Gourkuñv Breton
Breton combination of gour and kuñv meaning "a charming, affable, gentle or conciliatory man". The digraph -ff was introduced by Middle Ages' authors to indicate a nasalized vowel.
Govern English, Irish
Reduced form of McGovern.
Gowan Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gobhann ‘descendant of the smith’.
Grady Irish
From the Gaelic Gráda meaning "noble."
Gravenor Welsh
meaning, "great hunter"
Grayden Irish
Variation of Graden.
Grayson Scottish, Irish
Means "son of Gray".
Greany Irish
The surname Greany comes from the original Irish Ó Gráinne, from the female Christian name Gráinne... [more]
Greenway Welsh
Derived from the given name Goronwy.
Gribben Irish
This surname is of Old Gaelic origin, and is a variant of "Cribben", which itself is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic name "MacRoibin", meaning "son of (mac) Robin", a patronymic from the Anglo-Norman French given name "Robin"... [more]
Griff Welsh
Short form of Griffith.
Griffeth Welsh
Altered spelling of Griffith.
Griffin Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha "descendant of Gríobhtha", a personal name from gríobh "gryphon".
Griscom Welsh
from phrase gris-y-cwm, welsh for 'steps of the valley'. Root word 'grisiau' meaning steps or stairs. A place name from an extant village in Wales.
Grogan Irish
Derived from the native Gaelic O'Gruagain Sept that was initially located in County Roscommon but which became widely dispersed. The name is derived from a Gaelic word meaning 'fierceness'.
Gruffudd Welsh
Derived from the Welsh name Gruffudd
Guilfoyle Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Phoil
Guillou French, Breton
Possibly derived from the given name Guillaume.
Guinan Irish
The surname Guinan comes from the Irish surname O Cuanain (O'Conein and MacConein) and is derived from the Irish Cuinin for "rabbit", son of Dugal. They claim descendancy through the Donnelly line of the native Irish.
Guivarc'h Breton
Guivarc'h means 'swift stallion' in the Breton language.
Gurry Irish
Variant of Gorry.
Guthrie Scottish, Irish
As a Scottish surname, this is either a habitational name for a person from the village of Guthrie near Forfar, itself from Gaelic gaothair meaning "windy place" (a derivative of gaoth "wind") and the locative suffix -ach, or alternatively it might possibly be an Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mag Uchtre meaning "son of Uchtre", a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps related to uchtlach "child".... [more]
Guynes Welsh
Welsh. Derivitive of Gwynn. Modified in the 19th century when the family came to the United States.
Gwilliam Welsh
From the personal name Gwilym, Welsh form of William.
Gwilliams Welsh
Means son of Gwilym, Cognate of Williams
Gwilym Welsh
Derived from the given name Gwilym.
Gwin Welsh
Derived from the forename Gwyn.
Gwyther Welsh
meaning, "victor" or "victory"
Hadden Irish
Variation of Haden
Hagan Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁgáin "descendant of Ógán", a personal name from a diminutive of óg "young".
Hagan Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodhagáin "descendant of Aodhagán", a personal name formed from a double diminutive of Aodh meaning "fire".
Hainey Scottish Gaelic, Irish, Scottish, English
(Celtic) A lost me devil village in Scotland; or one who came from Hanney island in Berkshire.
Hallinan Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁilgheanáin "descendant of Áilgheanán", a pet form of a personal name composed of old Celtic elements meaning "mild, noble person".
Halpin Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish-Gaelic given name Ó Hailpín.
Hames English, Welsh, Scottish
Son of "Amy", in Old English. An ancient Leicestershire surname.
Hamill Irish
According to MacLysaght, a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁdhmaill "descendant of Ádhmall", which he derives from ádhmall "active".
Hamner Welsh
Variant spelling of "Hanmer", parish in Flintshire.
Hamon Breton, French, English
From the given name Hamon.
Hanafin Irish
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAinbhthín (modernized as Ó hAinifín) ‘descendant of Ainbhthín’, a personal name derived from ainbhíoth ‘non-peace’, ‘storm’.
Hanes English, Welsh
variant spelling of Haynes.
Haney English, Irish
One who came from Hanney (island frequented by wild cocks), in Berkshire; grandson of Eanna (bird).
Hanley Irish
Means “descendant of Áinle.” Derived from “O’Hanley,” an anglicized form of “Ó hÁinle,” ultimately from Gaelic “ainle” meaning “beauty, grace.”
Hanlon Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnluain "descendant of Anluan", a personal name from the intensive prefix an- and luan "light", "radiance" or "warrior". Occasionally it has been used to represent Hallinan.
Hanmer Welsh
A Welsh topographical surname, deviring from 'Hand', a cock, and 'Mere', a lake. A parish in Flintshire, now Wrexham.
Hanna Irish, Scottish
from Gaelic Ó hAnnaigh "descendant of Annach" a personal name of uncertain origin or from Gaelic Ó hÉanna "descendant of Éanna" also unexplained but well attested... [more]
Hannant Irish
A variant of the Irish surname Hannon An anglicized form of Irish-Gaelic Ó Hannáin
Hanratty Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hInreachtaigh meaning "descendant of Ionnrachtach", a given name meaning "attacker".
Hanvey Irish
Variant of Hanafin.
Hare Irish (Anglicized), English (American)
Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÍr, meaning ‘long-lasting’. In Ireland this name is found in County Armagh; it has also long been established in Scotland.... [more]
Harkless English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from Harkin, a Scottish diminutive of Henry.
Harold Irish
Of direct Norse origin, but is also occasionally a variant of Harrell and Hurrell.
Harris Welsh
A combination of the Welsh adjective 'hy', meaning 'bold' or 'presumptuous' and the common Welsh personal name 'Rhys'. This surname is common in South Wales and the English West Country and has an official Welsh tartan... [more]
Harshaw Irish, Northern Irish
Meaning uncertain, possibly a variant of Hershey or Archer.
Hastings Irish
Connacht shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistín ‘descendant of Oistín’, the Gaelic form of Augustine (see Austin).
Havard Welsh
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from the name of the city of Hereford in England or the port city of Le Havre in France.
Haverford Welsh, English
Haverford's name is derived from the name of the town of Haverfordwest in Wales, UK
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]
Heafy Irish
Variant of Heaphy.
Healy Irish
Southern Irish: reduced form of O’Healy, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉilidhe ‘descendant of the claimant’, from éilidhe ‘claimant’, or of Gaelic Ó hÉalaighthe ‘descendant of Éaladhach’, a personal name probably from ealadhach ‘ingenious’.
Heaphy Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó hÉamhthaigh meaning "descendant of Éamhthach", the given name Éamhthach meaning "swift" in Gaelic.
Hearne Irish
Anglicized form of Ó hEachthighearna.
Hebor Irish
From forename Heber.
Heeley English, Irish
Variant of English Healey or Irish Healy.
Hence German, English, Welsh
An American spelling variant of Hentz derived from a German nickname for Hans or Heinrich or from an English habitation name found in Staffordshire or Shropshire and meaning "road or path" in Welsh.
Hendy Welsh
It may mean house in welsh.
Henley English, Irish, German (Anglicized)
English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. Most, for example those in Oxfordshire, Suffolk, and Warwickshire, are named with Old English héan (the weak dative case of heah ‘high’, originally used after a preposition and article) + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’... [more]
Hennah Cornish
From a Cornish place name which possibly means "easeful valley" from Middle Cornish *hueth "easeful" and *tnou "valley".
Hennelly Irish
From the Irish Ó'hIonnghaile, itself "descendant of (a variation of) Fionnghal" (fionn, "white, fair"; gall, "stranger")... [more]
Hennessee Irish
A variant of the traditionally Irish surname Hennessey or Hennessy, an Anglicization of Ó hAonghusa meaning "‘descendant of Aonghus".
Hennessey Irish
Variant spelling of Hennessy.
Hensen English, Irish
English patronymic from the personal name Henn/Henne, a short form of Henry, Hayne (see Hain), or Hendy... [more]
Henville Welsh
Derived from the name of an ancestor meaning "Son of Anwyl"
Herlihy Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó hIarfhlatha "descendant of Iarfhlaith", a personal name meaning literally "lord of the west".
Heston English, Irish
Derived from Heston, a suburban area in West London (historically in Middlesex), or Histon, a village and civil parish in Cambridgeshire, England. It is either named with Old English hǣs meaning "brushwood" and tūn meaning "farmstead, settlement, estate", or from hyse "shoot, tendril, son, youth" and tūn... [more]
Hewton Irish
I can only date it back to Armagh County, Ireland in the early 1800s.
Hickman Welsh
Comes from Hick, a Welsh diminutive of Richard, so it literally means "Richard's men".
Hickson Irish, English
It means ‘countryman’ similar to Hickman
Higgins Irish
Variant of Hagan.
Hillery English, Irish
Variant of Hillary. This surname has long been established in the county of Clare in Ireland. It was borne by the Irish president Patrick Hillery (1923-2008).
Hindman Irish
Keeper of the king's deer.
Holland Irish (Anglicized), Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓileáin, a variant of Ó hAoláin, from a form of Faolán (with loss of the initial F-)... [more]
Hood English, Scottish, Irish
English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive hood, from Middle English hod(de), hood, hud ‘hood’. Some early examples with prepositions seem to be topographic names, referring to a place where there was a hood-shaped hill or a natural shelter or overhang, providing protection from the elements... [more]
Hopla Welsh (?)
1st recorded Hopla.... [more]
Horan Irish
The last name Horan means warlike.It is the last name of one direction member Niall Horan
Horgan Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó hArgáin.
Hougan Irish
Variant of Hogan.
Hoyle Welsh, English
Derived from Old English holh meaning "hole". It is thought to have originally been a name for someone who lived in a round hollow or near a pit.
Hughey Irish
From given name Huey
Humphery English, Irish
English and Irish: variant of Humphrey.
Humphreys Welsh, English
Patronymic form of Humphrey. A famous bearer was Murray Humphreys (1899-1965), an American mobster of Welsh descent.
Humphries English, Welsh
Patronymic from Humphrey.
Huon Breton
Huon is a form of the name Hugh.
Hurley English, Irish
Meaning is "from a corner clearing" in Old English. Also an anglicized form of an Irish name meaning "sea tide" or "sea valor".
Hurrell Irish
This may be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Hearghaill ‘descendant of Earghall’, a variant of Ó Fearghail (see Farrell).
Hussey English, Irish
As an English surname, it comes from two distinct sources. It is either of Norman origin, derived from Houssaye, the name of an area in Seine-Maritime which ultimately derives from Old French hous "holly"; or it is from a Middle English nickname given to a woman who was the mistress of a household, from an alteration of husewif "housewife"... [more]
Hussie English, Irish
Variant of Hussey. A notable bearer is American webcomic author/artist Andrew Hussie (1979-).
Idreius Celtic
“Like the ocean; Unpredictable.”... [more]
Ifans Welsh
Derived from Welsh ap Ifan meaning "son of Ifan". A famous bearer is Welsh actor and musician Rhys Ifans (1967-), born Rhys Owain Evans.
Inan English, Irish
Possibly a variant of Dunn.
Isaac Jewish, English, Welsh, French
Derived from the given name Isaac.
Iwan Welsh
Derived from the given name Iwan.
Jago Cornish
A patronym, Jago is the Cornish for James/Jacob but is most commonly found as a surname. It’s use as a surname dates back to the early 13th Century.... [more]
Jehan French, Breton
From the medieval given name Jehan.
Jenks English, Welsh
English (also found in Wales) patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jenk, a back-formation from Jenkin with the removal of the supposed Anglo-Norman French diminutive suffix -in.
Joines English, Welsh (?)
From a (Midlands English) dialectal variant of Jones.
Kain Irish
Variant of Kane.
Kane Irish, Norwegian
From the anglicized Irish surname Cathan, meaning "warlike." In Norway, it's used as a noble name.
Karter Breton
Breton form of Carter. This was the birth surname of Breton-French explorer Jacques Cartier (1491-1557), who is known for discovering the gulf of St. Lawrence.
Keane Irish (Modern)
A nickname for a "brave" or "proud" person deriving from Middle English given name Kene
Kear Scottish Gaelic
Kear is derived from the Gaelic name O'Ciarain or O'Ceirin, which comes from the Gaelic word ciar, meaning black or dark brown.
Kearns Irish (Anglicized)
Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Céirín ‘descendant of Céirín’, a personal name from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’... [more]
Kearny Irish
Variant of Kearney.
Kearse Irish
Variant of Keirsey.
Keel Irish
Irish reduced form of McKeel.
Keeling Irish, English
Irish: see Keeley. ... [more]
Keenan Irish
Variant of O'Keenan.
Keever Celtic
From McKeever, a form of McIver, meaning "son of Ivor".
Keheley Irish (Anglicized)
americanized version of an irish clan name
Keirnan Irish
Gaelic form of Keirnan is Mac Thighearnain, which is derived from the word tighearna, meaning "lord." First found in County Cavan, Ireland.
Keirsey Irish
Topographic name of Norman origin name dating back to the 13th century.
Kelleher Irish
From Gaelic Ó Céileachair meaning "son of Céileachar". The Irish given name Céileachar means "companion-dear", i.e., "lover of company".
Kellett Irish, English
Unknown meaning. Comes from Anglo-Saxon origin.
Kellogg Irish
Anglicised form of Ó Ceallaigh
Kenneally Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cionnfhaolaidh "descendant of Cionnfhaoladh", a personal name derived from ceann "head" + faol "wolf".
Kenny English, Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinnigh "descendant of Coinneach" or Ó Cionaodha "descendant of Cionaodh".
Kenwyn Cornish (Rare)
This surname is derived from the name of a town and river in Cornwall, England (called Keynwynn in Cornish). It is said that the name is derived from Cornish keyn meaning "back, keel, ridge" and gwynn meaning "white, fair, blessed."
Kenyon English, Welsh
Kenyon is a surname from Wales meaning "a person from Ennion's Mound"
Keogh Irish (Anglicized)
Variant of Keough, which is a shortened form of McKeough, itself an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eochadha meaning "son of Eochaidh"... [more]
Keough Irish, Scottish
Anglicized, reduced form of Mac Eochaidh meaning "son of Eochaidh".
Kergoat Breton, French
From Breton ker "Village" or "Area" and koad "Woods".
Kerhervé Breton
From Breton ker "Village" or "Area" and the name Hervé.
Kerin Irish (Latinized, Rare)
Irish variation of Kieran. ... [more]
Kerjean Breton
Possibly derived from a Breton place name, apparently composed of Breton kêr "city" and the name Jean.
Kerwin Irish
Variant of Kirwan.
Kevin Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoimhín "descendant of Caoimhín" (the personal name Kevin) a name derived from gein "birth" although now regarded as a diminutive of Gaelic cóem "dear, beloved".
Kewish Scottish, Manx
The surname Kewish was first found in on the Isle of Uist, in the Hebrides in Scotland, which is named for the Irish King, Colla Uais who was deposed in Ireland by Muedach Tireach and was banished with 300 of their principal chiefs to the Hebrides in 327 A.D. They became known as the kingdom of Ailech and gave birth to the kindred of St... [more]
Kidney Irish
Surname translated from Irish surname Duane to English Kidney Mainly found in County Cork. Original Irish clan name is Ó Dubháin.
Kidwell Welsh, English
The origins of this surname are uncertain, but it may be derived from Middle English kidel "fish weir", denoting a person who lived by a fish weir or made his living from it, or from an English place called Kiddal, probably meaning "Cydda's corner of land" from the Old English given name Cydda and halh "nook or corner of land".
Kieran Irish (Anglicized)
Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciaráin ‘descendant of Ciarán’, a byname from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black-haired’... [more]
Kiernan Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Thighearnáin, which means "son of Tighearnán."
Kilbride Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Bhrighde "son of the devotee of Saint Brigid" (cf... [more]
Kilcommon Irish
Indicated a person who was from Kilcommon, Erris, County Mayo in Ireland. The place name Kilcommon derives from the Gaeltacht phrase Cill Chomáin, meaning "church of St. Comán."
Kilcoyne Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chaoine "son of the servant (i.e. devotee) of Saint Caoin" or from Mac Giolla Chaoin "son of the gentle lad"... [more]
Kiley Irish, English
Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "O' Cadhla" meaning "son of Cadhla". Cadhla means meaning graceful or beautiful; hence, "descendant(s) of 'the graceful one'".
Kilgallen Irish
Kilgallen comes from the Irish name Mac Giolla Chaillin, meaning the son of a servant or devotee of St. Caillin.
Killeen Irish
From the Gaelic name Ó Cillín meaning "descendant of Cillín".
Killian Irish (Anglicized, Modern), German
Meaning "little church". From cill (Irish for "church") and -ín, a Gaelic diminutive.
Killilea Irish
Irish - originally MacGiolla Leith from Gallway
Killip Manx
"Philip's Son" ... [more]
Kilroy Irish, Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Ruaidh "son of Giolla Rua or Gilroy".
Kinsella Irish
From Gaelic Uí Ceinnsealaigh meaning "descendant of Cinnsealach", a given name probably meaning "chief warrior".
Kirwan Irish
From Gaelic Ó Ciardhubháin meaning "descendant of Ciardhubhán", a given name composed of the elements ciar "dark" and dubh "black" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Kirwin Irish
Variant of Kirwan
Kissack Manx
Manx and Derry Irish form of "McIsaac"
Kitto Cornish
Cornish forms of Kit, for Christopher, according to 'Patronymica Cornu-Brittanica' by Richard Stephen Charnock (1870).
Kneale Manx
Manx contracted form of Mac Néill
Kneen Manx
Manx cognate of the Gaelic surname Mac Niadháin, itself derived from the Gaelic personal name Nia meaning "champion." It may also be a corruption of the surname McNiven (Anglicized form of Mac Cnáimhín).
Knowles Irish
As an Irish surname it is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail meaning "descendant of Tnúthgal", a given name composed of the elements tnúth "desire, envy" and gal "valor".
Kyne Irish
From Gaelic Ó Cadháin meaning "descendant of Cadhán", a byname meaning "barnacle goose".
Lackey Irish
Lackey was originally a name for a horse servant.
Laffey Irish
Reduced anglicisation of Gaelic Ó Laithimh, itself derived from the earlier form Ó Flaithimh, ultimately from flaitheamh meaning "ruler". It could also be a variant of Leahy.
Lahey Irish
Lahey and Leahy originate from two different Gaelic surnames. Lahey, Lahy, Lahiff, Lahiffe, Laffey, and Lahive all originate from the Gaelic surname O Laithimh, which itself is a variant of O Flaithimh... [more]
Lahiffe Irish (Rare)
From Irish Ó Laochdha meaning "descendant of the hero" or "descendant of the heroic", ultimately from laoch "warrior, hero".
Lally Irish
A shortened form of Mullally, an anglicised form of Ó Maolalaidh. A famous bearer includes James Lally, an Irish landowner and politician from Tuam, County Galway.
Lalor Irish
Lalor is an Irish surname derived from the Irish Ó Leathlobhair, from leath- “leper; weak, ailing person”
Laney English, Irish
Possibly from the given name Laney or the Irish surname McElhinney.
Lanigan Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lonagáin 'descendant of Lonagán
Larkin Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lorcáin meaning "descendant of Lorcán".
Launceston Cornish
Derived from the Cornish place name Lannstevan. Besides the Cornish town, there is also a Launceston in Tasmania (Australia).
Lavelle Irish
Anglicized form Gaelic Ó Maol Fábhail meaning "descendent of Maolfábhail".
Lavery Irish, Northern Irish
From the Gaelic Ó Labhradha, "descendants of Labhradha" (speaker, spokesman, the father of Etru, chief of the Monagh of the Irish over-kingdom of Ulaid); the name of an ancient family originating from Magh Rath (present-day Moira, County Down, Northern Ireland)... [more]
Lawler Irish, Scottish
This Irish surname is of Gaelic language origin. The surname derives from the original Gaelic 'O'Leathlobhair' meaning 'descendant of leathlobhair'. Leathlobhair derives from 'Leath' meaning 'Half' and 'Lobhar' meaning 'leper'.... [more]
Leahy Irish
A surname from southern Ireland.
Leanne English, Irish
means "gracious plum" in english
Leavy Irish
Shortened form of Dunleavy.
Leckey Scottish, English, Irish
Originally Scottish, but also found in England, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Possibly derives from the barony of Leckie (meaning "place of flagstones", from Gaelic leac, "flagstone") in Stirlingshire.
Leddy Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Lideadha.
Leduc French, Breton
From the Old French title of rank duc "duke" (from Latin dux "leader" genitive ducis) with the French masculine definite article le used as a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces or else as a metonymic occupational name for a servant employed in a ducal household.
Leech Irish
An Anglicized surname derived from the Irish Gaelic Ò Maol Mhaodhòg, and was often anglicized as Mulvogue... [more]
Lehane Irish
Lehane (Irish: Ó Liatháin) is an uncommon Irish surname, typically from County Cork. Ó Liatháin is more frequently anglicized as Lane or Lyons. The surname is also found in County Donegal where it was also anglicized from the Ulster branch of O'Liathain into Lehane, Lane, Lyons,and Lawn.
Lehigh German, Irish
Derived from a Native American word "Lechauwekink", meaning "where there are forks in the stream". Variant of Lechau .
Le Houérou Breton
Derived from Breton c'hwerv "bitter".
Leitch Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
A physician in Old Scots.
Lemmon English, Irish, Scottish
Variant spelling of Lemon. A famous bearer was the American actor Jack Lemmon (1925-2001).
Le Pen Breton
Le Pen is a Breton surname meaning "the head", "the chief" or "the peninsula".
Le Tallec Breton
Tallec derives from talek which means someone with a large forehead in Breton.
Leydon Irish (Anglicized, Modern)
His name was commemorated in numerous place-names, such as Lugdunum (Celtic *Lugudūnon, "fort of Lugus"; modern Lyon, France), capital of the Roman province of Gallia Lugdunensis... [more]
Lhuyd Welsh
Edward Lhuyd has been called "the first Welsh archaeologist".... [more]
Liddy Irish
Variant of Leddy.
Lillis Irish, English
Metronymic from Lilly.
Linn Scottish, Scots, English, Irish, German, Jewish, Finnish (Anglicized), Estonian
As a Scottish and Northern English surname, it is a variant of Lyne. Its usage as an English name is primarily by Scots living in Northern England.... [more]
Linnane Irish, English
Anglicized form of O'lennon.
Livingstone Scottish, Irish, Jewish
Scottish: Habitational name from a place in Lothian, originally named in Middle English as Levingston, from an owner called Levin (Lewin), who appears in charters of David I in the early 12th century.... [more]
Llewys Welsh
Original Welsh form of "Lewis" used by the former Royal Family of Wales. Most people with the surname "Lewis" derive from the Royal Family. Very few people still have the surname "Llewys," but it is not unheard of.
Loflin Irish
Possibly a variant spelling of Irish Laughlin. This is a common name in NC.
Lohan Irish
Variant of Logan.
Lomas English, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
Variant spelling of "Lomax", meaning a steam pool devoted from Lumhalghs, Lancs. Also variant spelling of "Lennox", meaning Elmwood in Gaelic.
Lomasney Irish
From Gaelic Ó Lomasna meaning "descendant of Lomasna", a byname from lom "bare" and asna "rib".
Lonie Irish
A variant of Looney meaning "warrior."
Looney Irish
From the Irish name O'Luanaigh, "descendant of Luanach," a personal name meaning warrior.
Loudy Irish
Variant of Leddy.
Loughrey Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luachra "descendant of Luachra", a personal name derived from luachair "light". The name is often translated, Rush from a Gaelic homonym, luachair meaning "rush".
Lowery English, Irish
Irish variant of Lowry
Lozac’h Breton
From a Breton word meaning “husband” or “patriarch”
Lynchehaun Irish
Anglicized form of Irish-Gaelic surname Ó Loingseacháin