Jewish Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Jews. For more specific lists, see Hebrew names and Yiddish names. See also about Jewish names.
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Cress German, Jewish, Belarusian
A variant of the German surname Kress. From the Middle High German "kresse" meaning "gudgeon" (a type of fish) or the Old High German "krassig", meaning "greedy". Can also be from an altered form of the names Erasmus or Christian, or the Latin spelling of the Cyrillic "КРЕСС".
Cucolo Italian, Austrian, Judeo-Italian
Used in Austria, and in southern regions of Italy.
Dahan דהן Jewish
Occupational name for a painter or a seller of oils from Arabic دُهْن (duhn) meaning "grease, fat, oil".
Danneberg Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): possibly a habitational name from any of various places in Germany named Dannenberg.
Dantzscher Jewish
Swiss Austrian Jewish origin ... [more]
Daum German, Jewish
Nickname for a short person, from Middle High German doum "tap", "plug", or dume, German Daumen "thumb".
Davidian Armenian, Jewish
Alternate transcription of Davtyan.
D'avigdor Jewish
Means "son of Avigdor" (a Jewish personal name, from Hebrew avi-Gedor "father of Gedor").
Dayan דיין Hebrew
Means "judge" in Hebrew.
Degelos Jewish (Rare), French
Most probable origin - Jewish adapting French sounding names... [more]
Demsky Polish, Jewish
Derived from Polish dab and demb meaning "oak", which is either a habitational name from a place with the same name or an ornamental name with reference to the tree and its qualities of strength and durability.
Deoliveira Judeo-Spanish (Portuguese-style, Archaic)
Ancient Jewish family from Portugal and Cáceres and Mérida to Córdoba, the family of a famous medical rabbi.
Desser Jewish
Habitational name from the city of Dessau in Germany.
Dessler German, Yiddish
Meaning Unknown. Known primarily in pop culture as the surname of a certain Michelle in the Fox tv hit 24 and of a certain villain called Albert in Space Battleship Yamato.
Deutch German (Rare), Jewish (Rare)
"German". Used as a last name for those who had none in the 17-18th century. Continues to today, albeit rarely.
Diamant דיאמנט Jewish
Derived from Yiddish דימענט (diment) meaning "diamond".
Diamond Jewish
Americanized form of a Jewish surname, spelled in various ways, derived from modern German Diamant, Demant "diamond", or Yiddish dimet or diment, from the Middle High German diemant (via Latin from Greek adamas ‘unconquerable’, genitive adamantos, a reference to the hardness of the stone)... [more]
Dickerman English, German, Jewish
Possibly derived from Middle High German dic(ke) "strong, thick" and Mann "man, male, husband".
Dier דייר Jewish
the name allegedly means "dyer (of clothes)"
Dimon דִימוֹן Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
Derived from the place name Dimona, a city in the south of Israel.
Dishel Russian, Yiddish, Jewish, Hebrew
Meaning Unknown, likely Yiddish.
Disraeli Italian, Jewish
Originally denoted a person who came from Israel. This surname was borne by the British politician, statesman and novelist Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; he is also the only British prime minister to have been of Jewish origin.
Dor דור Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Dor, means "generation" in Hebrew.
Doron דוֹרוֹן Hebrew
From the given name Doron.
Drabkin Belarusian, Jewish
Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from Yiddish drabke “loose woman”. Can also be from drabki (Belarusian) 'light cart' (+ the same suffix -in), an occupational name for a coachman (Alexander Beider).... [more]
Drach Jewish
Ornamental surname derived from German Drache "dragon" (ultimately from Middle High German trache).
Drapkin Belarusian, Jewish
Phonetic spelling in Belarus of Drabkin... [more]
Drescher Yiddish, German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a thresher, German Drescher, Yiddish dresher, agent derivatives of Middle High German dreschen, Yiddish dresh(e)n 'to thresh'.... [more]
Drexel German, Jewish
It originates from the pre 7th century word 'dreseler' meaning 'to turn', a verb which in medieval times had a wide range of meanings.
Dreyfus דרײפֿוס French, German, Jewish
French-influenced variant of Dreyfuss, popular amongst people of Alsatian Jewish descent.
Dreyfuss דרײפֿוס German, Jewish
Means "three feet" in German. This surname originates from the German city of Trier. The Latin name for the city was "Treveris," whose pronunciation eventually developed into Dreyfuss. The spelling variants tend to correspond to the country the family was living in at the time the spelling was standardized: the use of one "s" tends to be more common among people of French origin, while the use of two tends to be found among those of German descent
Drielsma Dutch, Jewish
Derived from the Frisian town IJlst. IJlst in Frisian is Drylts > Dryls > Driels combined with the Frisian surname suffix -(s)ma, which is most likely derived from Old Frisian monna meaning "men". Drielsma has Frisian Jewish origins.... [more]
Dropkin Jewish, Belarusian
Jewish (from Belarus): nickname from Belorussian drobka ‘crumb’+ the eastern Slavic patronymic suffix -in.... [more]
Duchovny Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Russian and Ukrainian cognate of Duchowny. It is borne by the American actor David Duchovny (1960-).
Duchowny Polish, Jewish
Means "clergyman" in Polish.
Dvash דבש Hebrew
Dvir דְּבִיר Hebrew
Surname that also used as a first name, probably means "inner room" and related to The Holy of Holies. It is a term in the Hebrew Bible which refers to the inner sanctuary of the Tabernacle where God dwelt and later the Temple in Jerusalem where the Ark of the Covenant was kept during the First Temple, which could be entered only by the High Priest on Yom Kippur after sanctifying himself.
Dworkin Jewish
From a pet-form of the Yiddish female personal name Dvoyre, from Hebrew Devorah (source of English Deborah), literally "bee"... [more]
Edelstein Jewish
Ornamental name derived from German Edelstein "gemstone; precious stone".
Efrati אפרתי Hebrew
From the given name Efrat.
Efron אפרון Jewish
From a Biblical place name that was used for a mountain mentioned in Joshua 15:9 and a city mentioned in 2 Chronicles 13:19. It can also be considered to be derived from the given name Ephron.
Egert German, Jewish
Variant spelling of Eggert.
Eggert German, Jewish
Derived from the Proto-Germanic root agi meaning "edge".
Ehrenberg Jewish (Anglicized, Rare, Archaic), German
In German it means "mountain of honor"
Ehrenreich German, Jewish, Yiddish
Jewish/Yiddish German ornamental surname meaning “Rich in honour”
Ehrlich Yiddish
From the German meaning "honest" or "honorable"
Eichenbaum German, Jewish
German cognate of Eikenboom, from Middle High German eich "oak" and boum "tree".
Eichenlaub German, Jewish
Derived from Eichenlau, a topographic name from Middle High German eichen "oaks" and loh "forest clearing", reinterpreted through folk etymology as Eichenlaub, meaning "oak leaf".
Eichhorn German, Jewish, Belgian
German topographic name for someone who lived on or near an oak-covered promontory, from Middle High German eich(e) ‘oak’ + horn ‘horn’, ‘promontory’. German from Middle High German eichhorn ‘squirrel’ (from Old High German eihhurno, a compound of eih ‘oak’ + urno, from the ancient Germanic and Indo-European name of the animal, which was later wrongly associated with hurno ‘horn’); probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal, or alternatively a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a squirrel... [more]
Einhorn אײנהאָרן German, Jewish
Derived from German Einhorn (Middle High German einhorn) "unicorn", denoting someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a unicorn.
Eisen German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for an ironworker or smith, or an ironmonger, from Middle High German isen ‘iron’, German Eisen. It may also have been used as a nickname, with reference to the strength and hardness of iron or to its color, while as a Jewish name it was also adopted as an ornamental name from modern German Eisen ‘iron’ or the Yiddish cognate ayzn.
Eisenberg German, Jewish
Means "iron hill" from German isen meaning "iron" and berg meaning "hill".
Eisenberger German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of the several places called Eisenberg. As a Jewish name it is also an ornamental name.
Eisenstein German, Jewish
topographic name for someone who lived by a place where iron ore was extracted or perhaps a habitational name from a place called for its iron works. Jewish artificial compound of German isarn "iron" and stein "stone".
Eisner German, Jewish
Occupational name for an ironworker, smith, or ironmonger, from an agent derivative of Middle High German īsen and German Eisen, meaning ‘iron’ (see Eisen).
Elazar אֶלְעָזָר Hebrew
From the given name Elazar.
Elbaz אלבז Judeo-Spanish, Arabic
Alternate transcription of Albaz.
Elías אליאס Spanish, Jewish
From the given name Elías.
Elias Greek, Catalan, Portuguese, English, Welsh, German, Dutch, Jewish
Derived from the medieval given name Elias. Compare Ellis.
Eliezer אֱלִיעֶזֶר English, Hebrew
From the given name Eliezer
Elimelech אלימלך, אלי-מלך Hebrew
Means "My God is a King" in Hebrew.
Eliyahu אליהו Jewish
From the given name Eliyahu.
Elkayam אלקיים, אל-קיים Hebrew
Means "God is exist" in Hebrew. From the words el, "God" and kayam, "exist".
Ellenberg German, Jewish, German (Swiss)
Derived from two municipalities and a village called Ellenberg in Germany. As an ornamental name, it is derived from German ölenberg, literally meaning "olive mountain".
Elmaleh אלמלח‎ Judeo-Spanish, Arabic
From Arabic مَالِح (māliḥ) meaning "salty, savoury", probably used to refer to a salt trader.
Elzea Hebrew (Gallicized, Rare), American (South, Gallicized, Rare)
The name means G-d’s help It is a French transition of the Hebrew name Eleazar applied to Jews that came to France by way of Egypt. Later it was carried over to the French Caribbean mainly St. Martinique which was the first major Jewish settlement in the Caribbean, but the name also spread to other Latin American Islands including Mexico... [more]
Emanuel English, German, Welsh, Jewish, African
From the given name Emanuel.
Emer Jewish, Anglo-Saxon
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish emer ‘pail’, ‘bucket’. ... [more]
Engländer German, Jewish
German ethnic name from Engländer "Englishman" and Jewish artificial name distributed at random by Austrian clerks.
Englander German, Jewish
Ethnic name derived from German Engländer, meaning 'Englishman', thus denoting an incomer from England. In some cases, the Jewish name may be an ornamental adoption.
Eplboym עפּלבוים Yiddish
It means "apple tree", denoting either someone who planted them or lived near them.
Epshteyn German, Jewish
This surname may be derived from a German town known as Eppstein in Hesse. Epp probably came from Gaulish apa which means water or river and stein translates into English as stone.
Epstein German, Jewish
A habitational name for someone from a place named Eppstein, which is from Old High German ebur meaning ‘wild boar’ and stein meaning ‘stone’.
Eran עֵרָן Hebrew
From the Hebrew name Eran meaning "watchful, vigilant".
Erber Jewish, German
Meaning uncertain. Either a habitational name for someone living in a place named Erb or Erp, a name for a owner of a farm named Erbhof (derived from MIddle High German erbære "honorable, noble"), or derived from the given name Erpo.
Erez אֶרֶז Hebrew (Modern)
Means "cedar" in Hebrew.... [more]
Eshkol אֶשׁכּוֹל Hebrew
Means "cluster, bunch" in Hebrew.
Ethan איתן, עטהאַן Jewish, English, French, German, Indian (Christian)
From the given name Ethan.
Euler German, Jewish
Occupational name for a potter, most common in the Rhineland and Hesse, from Middle High German ul(n)ære (an agent derivative of the dialect word ul, aul "pot", from Latin olla).
Even אבן Hebrew
Means "stone" in Hebrew.
Even Khen אבן חן Hebrew (Modern)
Combination of the surnames Even and Hen, which create the meaning of "precious stone".
Ezer עזר Hebrew
Means "helping" or "to help" in Hebrew.
Fagin Jewish
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Feigin.
Falcon Jewish
Possibly derived from the German Falke, meaning "falcon."
Fallow English, Jewish
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of fallow land, Middle English falwe (Old English f(e)alg). This word was used to denote both land left uncultivated for a time to recover its fertility and land recently brought into cultivation.... [more]
Faran פארן Hebrew
The name of a desert mentioned in the Bible where Ishmael settled after his wanderings with his mother Hagar. The Israelites also came to this desert on their journey from the Sinai desert.
Farissol Judeo-Provençal
Abraham ben Mordecai Farissol was a Jewish-Italian geographer, cosmographer, scribe, and polemicist. He was the first Hebrew writer to deal in detail with the newly-discovered Americas, born in Avignon in 1451.
Farkash פרקש Hebrew
Hebrew transcription of Farkas, famous bearer is Israeli singer and actress Amit Farkash (or Farkas)
Fayerman פֿײַערמאַן Yiddish
It literally means "fireman".
Faynshteyn פֿײַנשטײַן Yiddish
It literally means "fine stone".
Feder German, Jewish
metonymic occupational name for a trader in feathers or in quill pens from Middle High German vedere German feder "feather quill pen"... [more]
Federman פֿעדערמאַן Yiddish
It literally means "feather man".
Feferbarg פֿעפֿערבאַרג Yiddish
It literally means "pepperbarrow".
Fein פיין Jewish
German-style spelling of Yiddish fayn as in "fine"; "excellent"
Feingold Jewish
A Jewish name, from German, literally "fine gold".
Feinman פיינמן, פיינמאן German, Jewish
Nickname for a fine person, derived from either Middle High German fīn meaning "fine, elegant, cultivated" or German fein and Yiddish fayn meaning "fine, excellent", combined with man.
Feit German, Jewish
Variant of Veit. Also, nickname from Middle High German feit ‘adorned’, ‘pretty’ (the same word as French fait, Latin factus).
Feldman Jewish
Americanized spelling of Feldmann
Feldmann Jewish
From the surname Feld combined with the German suffix mann "man"
Feldstein German, Jewish
Ornamental name meaning "field stone" in German. A famous bearer is American actor and filmmaker Jonah Hill (1983-), born Jonah Hill Feldstein. Another famous bearer is Hill's sister, actress Beanie Feldstein (1993-).
Fell English, German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a furrier, from Middle English fell, Middle High German vel, or German Fell or Yiddish fel, all of which mean "skin, hide, pelt". Yiddish fel refers to untanned hide, in contrast to pelts "tanned hide" (see Pilcher).
Feller English, German, Jewish
Occupational name for a furrier, from an agent derivative of Middle English fell, Middle Low German, Middle High German vel, or German Fell or Yiddish fel "hide, pelt". See also Fell.
Fenster German, Jewish
Occupational name for a window maker from Middle High German venster German fenster "window".
Feuer Jewish
Ornamental name from modern German Feuer "fire".
Feynman פיינמן, פיינמאן Russian, Yiddish
Russian and Yiddish form of Feinman. This name was borne by the American theoretical physicist Richard Feynman (1918-1988).
Fine Jewish (Anglicized)
Jewish Americanized spelling of Fein.
Finger English, German, Jewish
Probably applied as a nickname for a man who had some peculiarity of the fingers, such as possessing a supernumerary one or having lost one or more of them through injury, or for someone who was small in stature or considered insignificant... [more]
Fink German, Slovene, English, Jewish
Nickname for a lively or cheerful person, Jewish ornamental name derived from the Germanic word for "finch", and German translation of Slovene Šinkovec which is from šcinkovec or šcinkavec meaning "finch".
Finkelshteyn פינקלשטיין Jewish (Russified)
Russian form of Finkelstein.
Finkelstein פינקלשטיין Jewish
Means "spark stone" from Old High German funko meaning "spark" and stein meaning "stone".
Finster פֿינסטער, פֿינצטער German, Jewish
Nickname from German finster "dark, gloomy" or Yiddish fintster (Middle High German vinster). The name may have referred to a person's habitual character or it may have been acquired as a result of some now irrecoverable anecdote... [more]
Firestone German (Americanized), Jewish (Americanized)
Calque (translation into English) of the German and Ashkenazi surname Feuerstein.
Fisch German, Jewish
From German (fisch) meaning "fish".
Fischbein פישביין German, Jewish
Means "fish bone".
Fischmann German, Jewish
Cognate of Fishman. occupational name for a fish seller from Middle High German visch Yiddish fish (German fisch) "fish" and Middle High German and Yiddish man (German mann) "man".
Fish Medieval English, Jewish
From Middle English fische, fish ‘fish’, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish.... [more]
Fishbein פישביין Jewish
Variant of Fischbein.
Flam Jewish
Ornamental name from Yiddish flam "flame".
Fleischhacker German, Jewish
Occupational name for a butcher from German fleisch "flesh meat", and an agent derivative of hacken "to chop or cut".
Fleischmann German, Jewish
occupational name for a butcher literally "meatman, butcher" from Middle High German fleisch "flesh, meat" and man "man".
Forster English (Anglicized), German, Jewish, Slovak
English: occupational and topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a forest (see Forrest). ... [more]
Fraidstern פרייד שטערן Jewish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized version of Freydshtern, Yiddish for "Joyful Star" literally "Joy Star".
Frankenberg German, Jewish
habitational name from a place in northern Hesse named as "fort (Old High German burg) of the Franks". From German franken and berg "mountain hill mountain"... [more]
Franzblau פראַנצבלאַו Jewish
Means "french blue" in German. One of the many names assigned to Jews during the rule of Emperor Joseph II, who required all Jews in the Hapsburg Empire to adopt surnames.
Freitag German, Jewish
Means "Friday" in German.
Freydntol פֿריידנטאָל Yiddish
Fridman Jewish, Yiddish
derived from the Yiddish Frid (see fridu) meaning "peace" combined with man meaning "man, person"... [more]
Friedberg German, Jewish
Combination of either German vride "security, protection" or Friede "peace", with berg "hill, mountain". The name is most often locational, but may in some cases be ornamental.
Friedman English (American), Jewish
Americanized form of Friedmann as well as a Jewish cognate of this name.
Friedmann German, German (Swiss), Jewish
German and Swiss German from a derivative of Friedrich. ... [more]
Frisch Jewish
Ornamental name or nickname from modern German frisch, Yiddish frish "fresh".
Frischkorn German, Jewish
An occupational name for a farmer composed of German frisch "fresh" and korn "grain".
Frish פֿריש Yiddish
Yiddish form of Frisch.
From Jewish
Variant of Fromm.
Fuks פֿוקס Yiddish
It literally means "fox".
Furman Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish, Slovene, English, German (Anglicized)
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: occupational name for a carter or drayman, the driver of a horse-drawn delivery vehicle, from Polish, Yiddish, and Slovenian furman, a loanword from German (see Fuhrmann)... [more]
Futterman Jewish
Occupational name for a furrier, from Yiddish futer "fur, fur coat" and Yiddish man "man".
Gaber Jewish, German
In Jewish, from Haber, and in German from Gabrijel.
Gadot גדות Hebrew
Means "riverbanks" in Hebrew.
Gaerlick Jewish
A name given to people whose homes were burnt down.
Gai Jewish
From the given name Gai.
Gal גל Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Gal 1, means "wave" in Hebrew.
Galante Italian, French, Jewish
Comes from the ancient French word "galant" meaning someone in love or who has fun. In the case of Mordecai Galante, a Spanish exile in 16th century Rome, his courteous manners won for him from the Roman nobles the surname "Galantuomo" (gentleman), from which Galante was eventually derived.... [more]
Galanty Jewish, Judeo-Italian
Possibly derived from the Italian Galantuomo meaning "gentleman"
Galicki Jewish, Polish
A Jewish and Polish surname for someone from a lost location called 'Galice'
Galit גלית Hebrew
From the given name Galit.
Gamer Jewish
From the Russian pronunciation of Hamer.
Garfinkel Yiddish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) ornamental name or nickname from Yiddish gorfinkl ‘carbuncle’, German Karfunkel. This term denoted both a red precious or semi-precious stone, especially a garnet or ruby cut into a rounded shape (in which case it is an ornamental name), and a large inflamed growth on the skin like a large boil (in which case it is a descriptive nickname).
Garfunkel גאָרפֿינקל‎ Jewish, Yiddish
From גאָרפֿינקל‎ (gorfinkl), "carbuncle" in Yiddish, which in turns derives from German Karfunkel. A notable bearer of this surname is Art Garfunkel.... [more]
Garson Scottish, French, English, German (Anglicized), Spanish, Jewish
Variant of Scottish Carson and Corston, French Garçon, Spanish-Jewish Garzon and English Garston, or an Americanised form of German Gerson... [more]
Garten German, Jewish
metonymic occupational name for a gardener or overseer of a garden or enclosure. Originally the term denoted the keeper of an enclosure for deer later of a vineyard or smallholding from Middle High German garte "garden enclosure"... [more]
Gassmann German, Jewish
From German Gasse or Yiddish גאַס (gas), both from Middle High German gazze, meaning "street", denoting someone who lived in a street of a city, town or village.... [more]
Geller Yiddish, German, Russian
The name may derive from the German word "gellen" (to yell) and mean "one who yells." It may derive from the Yiddish word "gel" (yellow) and mean the "yellow man" or from the Yiddish word "geler," an expression for a redheaded man... [more]
German English, Norman, German, Jewish, Greek
From Old French germain meaning "German". This sometimes denoted an actual immigrant from Germany, but was also used to refer to a person who had trade or other connections with German-speaking lands... [more]
Gersch German, Jewish
Variant of Giersch. ... [more]
Gershon English, Hebrew
Hebrew One of the tribes of Israel ... [more]
Gerson German, Jewish
Variant of Jewish Gershon, or derived from a short form of the German given name Gerhard.
Gesshel געשעל, גשל Jewish
Possibly derived from Heshel, a Yiddish diminutive of the given name Yehoshua... [more]
Ghermezian Iranian, Jewish, Persian
The surname’s most notable bearers are the Ghermezian Family, Iranian Canadians of Jewish descent.
Gideon גדעון English, Jewish
From the given name Gideon.
Gil גִּיל Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Gil 3.
Gildner Jewish
Occupational name for a worker in gold, from Yiddish gildner 'golden'.
Gilmor גִּילְמוֹר / גִּיל-מוֹר Hebrew (Modern)
Combination of the surnames Gil and Mor, means "happy myrrh" in Hebrew, also a modern Hebrew version of the surname Gilmore.
Gimpel German, Jewish
German: from a pet form of the personal name Gumprecht (see Gombert)... [more]
Gingold Jewish
An invented Jewish name, from Yiddish, literally "fine gold". Hermione Gingold (1897-1987) was a British actress.
Ginsberg Jewish
Ornamental varient of Ginsburg
Ginsburg German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone who came from Gunzberg in Bavaria, Günsburg in Swabia, or Gintsshprik (Königsburg) in East Prussia. Its origin is from the name of the river Günz, written in early Latin documents as Guntia, which was probably of Celtic origin, and Old High German burg meaning "Fortress, walled town".
Gitelman גיטלמן Jewish
Eastern Ashkenazic variant of Gittelman.
Glauber Jewish
Derived from German glauben "to believe" and the suffix -er. It was originally given either to an elder of the tribe, one renowned for his counsel, or to a layman who kept 'the faith'.
Gogol Ukrainian, Polish, Jewish
Means "Common goldeneye (a type of duck)" in Ukrainian. Possibly a name for a fowler. A famous bearer was Nikolai Gogol.
Golan Jewish
Israeli ornamental name from the Golan Heights in Israel.
Goldberg German, Jewish, Danish
From German gold 'gold' and -berg, meaning 'gold-mountain'.
Goldenberg Jewish
Ornamental name from a compound of German golden literally meaning "golden" and berg meaning "mountain, hill".
Goldfarb English, German, Jewish
Goldfarb is a Jewish occupational name that was originally derived from the Old German word gold.
Goldfeder Jewish
Ornamental name composed of Old High German gold literally meaning "gold" and feder meaning "feather pen".
Goldfinger Jewish
Ornamental name composed of Old High German gold literally "gold" and finger "finger". It may perhaps also be a nickname for someone who wore a prominent gold ring on their finger.
Goldman German, Jewish
Possibly meaning goldsmith in German, from Gold and Mann.... [more]
Goldmann German, Jewish
occupational name for someone who worked with gold denoting anything from a gold-miner to a maker of gold jewelry or a gilder (someone skilled in decorating surfaces with a very thin layer of gold leaf)... [more]
Goldring German, English, Jewish
This surname was probably given to someone who wore a gold ring.
Goldstein גולדשטיין Jewish
Means "gold stone" in German.
Goldstern Yiddish (Germanized, Rare)
It is a Jewish surname that means (Gold Star), which in Hebrew is כוכב המלך דוד the star of King David. This surname has its origins in Hungary, Austria and Germany, this surname was bought by the Jews who worked as sellers of gold, diamonds, emeralds and jewels... [more]
Goldvaser וואַסערגאָלד Yiddish
Goldwater German (Anglicized), Jewish (Anglicized)
This name is an Anglicized form of the German or Ashkenazic ornamental surname 'Goldwasser', or 'Goldvasser'. The name derives from the German or Yiddish gold', gold, with 'wasser', water, and is one of the very many such compound ornamental names formed with 'gold', such as 'Goldbaum', golden tree, 'Goldbert', golden hill, 'Goldkind', golden child, 'Goldrosen', golden roses, and 'Goldstern', golden star.
Goldwyn English, Jewish
Derived from the Old English given name Goldwine, composed of the elements gold meaning "gold" and win meaning "friend".
Golomb Jewish
Ornamental name from Polish golab "dove" (from Latin columba "dove").
Gorelick Jewish
A name given to people whose homes were burnt down. Americanized form of Gaerlick.
Goren גורן Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) altered form of Horn (5), under Russian influence; since Russian has no h and alters h in borrowed words to g. In Israel the name has been reinterpreted by folk etymology as being from Hebrew goren 'threshing floor', which is in fact etymologically and semantically unrelated.
Goshen Jewish
Variant of German Göschen.
Gotlibe גאָטליבע Yiddish
Yiddish form of Gottlieb.
Gottfried German, Jewish
Derived from the given name Gottfried. A famous bearer was the American comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried (1955-2022).
Graf Jewish, Yiddish
Ornamental name selected, like Herzog and other words denoting titles, because of their aristocratic connotations.
Granoff Jewish
Short form of Granovsky.... [more]
Granov Jewish, Bosnian
Habitational name from Granov, Ukraine.... [more]
Granovsky Jewish
From the town of Granov, Ukraine (cf. Granov).
Grau German, Jewish
Nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from German grau "gray".
Greenberger German, Jewish
Anglicized form of the German surname Grünberger, which is formed from the words grün "green", Berg "mountain", and the habitational suffix -er. This name indicated a person who lived on or near a forest-covered mountain.
Greenblatt Jewish
Ashkenazi Jewish Surname incorporating Yiddish/German elements meaning “Greenleaf.” Writer and storyboard artist C. H. Greenblatt (born 1972) most known for SpongeBob SquarePants is a famous bearer of this name.
Greenburgh German, Jewish
The surname Greenburgh is anglicized for the German Jewish surname Greenberg which translates into English as green mountain.
Greenstein גרינשטיין Jewish
From German, means "Green Stone".
Griner גרינער German (Anglicized), Jewish
Americanised form of German Greiner. It could also denote a person who came from various German places called Grüna or Grünau. In Jewish, it is a topographic name for someone who lived in a green of leafy area, derived from Yiddish grin meaning "green" or Middle High German gruene meaning "greenery".
Grob Jewish, Yiddish
From Yiddish grob. May also mean "fat".
Grodsky Polish, Jewish
Altered spelling of Polish Grodzki, a habitational name from Grodziec or Grodzie, places named with gród ‘castle’, ‘fortification’ (cognate with Russian grad)... [more]
Grossman Jewish
Jewish nickname for a large man.
Gruber Jewish
A nickname from an inflected form of Yiddish dialect grub meaning ‘rude' or 'impolite’.
Grün German, Jewish
from Middle High German gruoni "green fresh raw" hence a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in green a topographic name for someone who lived in a green and leafy place or a habitational name for someone from a place called with this word such as Gruna Grunau in Silesia... [more]
Grünbaum German, Jewish
from Middle High German gruoni "green" and boum "tree" probably a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a tree in leaf... [more]
Grünfeld German, Jewish
Habitational name from any of several places in northern and central Germany named Grünfeld named with elements meaning "green open country" derived from the elements gruoni "green" and feld "field"... [more]
Grunwald German, German (Swiss), Jewish
German and Swiss German (Grünwald): habitational name from any of various places named Grün(e)wald, from Middle High German gruene ‘green’ + walt ‘wood’, ‘forest’. ... [more]
Gunzenhauser German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from either of two places named Gunzenhausen, one in Württemberg and the other in Bavaria.
Guralnick Jewish
Occupational name from Ukrainian guralnyk, Yiddish guralnik "distiller".
Gurewitz Jewish
Belarusian and Lithuanian variant of Horowitz, a habitational name from Horovice in central Bohemia, now in the Czech Republic, which is named with a short form of a personal name formed with Hor, as for example Horimir, Horislav.
Gursultur גרסלתר Jewish (Latinized), Kurdish, Hebrew
This name is a composition of the following words: GUR; Hebrew for "lion cub", SUL; which is an abbreviation of Suleman (Kurdish for king Solomon), TUR; this word is derived from the Arba'ah Turim. The Arbaáh Turim are often called simply the Tur, which is an important Halakhic code.... [more]
Gut Jewish
Derived from Yiddish gut "good".
Guth Jewish
Variant of Gut.
Gütlin German, Yiddish
Diminutive of GUTE and GUTA, recorded in Frankfurt, Germany throughout the 14th century.
Gutner Jewish
Variant of Gut.
Gutnik גוטניק Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Yiddish surname meaning "glassworker" from Yiddish hute meaning "glassworks".
Gutt Jewish
Variant of Gut.
Guttenberg German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Bavaria, called Guttenberg, from the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of Old High German guot ‘good’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’... [more]
Habermann German, Jewish
Occupational name for a grower or seller of oats, composed of the elements Haber and the agent suffix -mann.
Hackmann German, Jewish
Occupational name for a butcher or a woodcutter.
Hacohen הכהן Hebrew
Means "the priest" in Hebrew, from the word ha which means "the", and the surname Cohen.
Hadad חדד Arabic, Hebrew
Variant transcription of Haddad.
Hadar הדר Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Hadar, means "splendour, glory" in Hebrew.
Hafer German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a grower of or dealer in oats, from German Hafer "oats". Compare Haber. As a Jewish surname, it is in many cases ornamental.
Hagan Jewish
Hebrew, shortened from haganah which means soldier
Haïm חיים Jewish (Gallicized)
French form of Haim.
Haim חיים Jewish
From the given name Haim.
Halbershtot האַלבערשטאָט Yiddish
Yiddish form of Halberstadt. It was first adopted as a surname by Tzvi Hirsh, the rabbi of the eponymous Eastphalian town.
Halevi הלוי Hebrew
Means "The Levite" in Hebrew, from the word ha which means "the", and the surname Levi.
Halperin Jewish
Variant of Heilprin, a Yiddish spelling of the city of Heilbronn, Germany.
Halpern Jewish
Habitational name for someone originally from the city of Heilbronn in Germany, derived from Old High German heil meaning "whole" or "holy" combined with brunno meaning "well".
Hamberg German, Danish, Jewish
German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Hamburg.
Hamberger German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name for someone from any of various places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Hamburger.
Hamburg German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from the great city and port at the mouth of the river Elbe, named with the Germanic elements ham ‘water meadow’ + burg ‘fortress’, ‘fortified town’.
Hamburger German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name for someone from Hamburg.
Hamel Yiddish, Dutch, German
The name Hamel has three origins.... [more]
Hamershteyn האַמערשטיין Yiddish
Hammer German, English, Jewish
From Middle High German hamer, Yiddish hamer, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hammers, for example in a forge, or nickname for a forceful person.
Hammerschmidt German, Jewish
Occupational name for a blacksmith, from German hamer, 'hammer' and schmidt, 'smith. See Hammersmith.
Harush הרוש Hebrew