Jewish Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Jews. For more specific lists, see Hebrew names and Yiddish names. See also about Jewish names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Nerenberg Jewish
Variant of the Ashkenazic Jewish surname Nierenberg, which is derived from Nirnberg, the Yiddish form of Nuremberg (German Nürnberg), hence becoming an Ashkenazic Jewish habitational surname for someone living in that city.
Nesher נשר Hebrew (Modern)
Means "eagle" in Hebrew.
Nessim Spanish, Jewish, Hebrew
Hebrew for 'miracles'. Name was originally Bar-Nisim; 'Children of the Miricle'
Netanyahu נתניהו Jewish
From the given name Netanyahu.
Neuhaus German, Jewish
Topographical name for someone who lived in a new house, Middle High German niuwe hus, modern German neu Haus, or a habitational name for someone from any of several places named Neuhaus ('new house') in various parts of Germany and Austria, also in Bohemia.
Newberg Jewish (Americanized)
Americanized form of Neuberg, an ornamental Jewish name meaning "new mountain" in German.
Nichter נײַטער German, Yiddish
Possibly means "negator, negate" from Middle High German nicht meaning "not", or "sober", from Middle High German nüchter. Perhaps it originally denoted a person who was a philosopher, judge, or bartender.
Nikolaishvili ניקולאישווילי Georgian, Jewish
Means "son of Nikoloz" in Georgian.
Ninberg Jewish
1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Feinberg .... [more]
Nissan Hebrew, Jewish
Ornamental name from the name of the Jewish month during which Passover takes place.
Novikoff Jewish, Belarusian
habitational name from the Belorussian village of Noviki.
Nürnberger German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from the city of Nürnberg in Bavaria.
Ofek אופק Hebrew
Means "horizon" in Hebrew, used both as a given name and a surname.
Ofer עפר, עופר Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Ofer, means "fawn" in Hebrew.
Offenbach German, Jewish
From the name of the city of Offenbach am Main in Hesse, Germany. A famous bearer was the German-born French composer Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880).
Ofir אוֹפִיר Hebrew (Modern)
Variant of Ophir.
Ohayon אוחיון Judeo-Spanish
Means "son of Chayyim" from the Berber prefix ou- or au- meaning "son (of)" and the given name Chayyim.
Omer עומר Hebrew
Derived from the given name Omer.
Ophir אוֹפִיר Hebrew
From the given name Ophir. Ophir (or Ofir) is originally a biblical place name. In the days of King Solomon, Ophir was metioned as the name of a land, full of abudant natural treasures such as gold, silver, etc.
Or אוֹר Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew and used as both first name and surname in Israel.
Oren אורן Jewish
From the given name Oren.
Ornelas אורנלס Jewish
Hebrew, Jewish, Judah...
Ornstein Jewish
Ornamental name composed of a variant of Horn (in regions where Yiddish has no h) + stein ‘stone’.
Orowitz Jewish, German
The name comes from a famous Rabbinical dynasty.... [more]
Orpaz אורפז Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Orpaz, means "golden light" in Hebrew.
Osgood English, Jewish
English: Old Norse personal name Asgautr, composed of the elements as'god'+the tribal name Gaul. This was established in England before the Conquest, in the late old English forms Osgot or Osgod and was later reinforce by the Norman Ansgot.... [more]
Ovadia עובדיה Jewish
From the given name Ovadia.
Oved עוֹבֵד Hebrew
From the given name Oved.
Oz עוֹז Hebrew
From the given name Oz 2.
Paley Jewish, Yiddish, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Occupational name for a distiller, derived from an East Slavic word (Russian палить (palitʹ), Ukrainian палити (palyty)) meaning "to burn". A famous bearer was Princess Olga Valerianovna Paley (1865-1929), the morganatic second wife of Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia.
Paltrow Polish (Anglicized), Jewish
Anglicized form of Paltrowicz. A famous bearer is American actress Gwyneth Paltrow (1972-).
Paltrowicz פלטרוביץ, פּאַלטראָוויטש Polish, Jewish
Derived from Palter, a variant of the Yiddish given name Paltiel.
Pancek Yiddish
Variant of Penzig.
Parnes Jewish
Eastern Ashkenazic occupational name for the president of a Jewish community, from Yiddish parnes (from Hebrew parnas).
Parness Jewish
Variant of Parnes.
Paz פז Hebrew (Rare)
From the given name Paz 2, means "gold" in Hebrew. ... [more]
Peled פלד Jewish
Derived from Hebrew פלדה (plada) meaning "steel".
Pelka Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Pelki in Poland.
Peltz German, Jewish
Occupational name for a furrier, from Middle High German bellez, (modern German pelz) "fur", "animal skin".
Pelz German, Jewish
Variant of Peltz.
Peretz פרץ Jewish
From the given name Perez.
Perlmutter Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Perlmutter ‘mother-of-pearl'.
Perlstein Jewish
Ornamental name composed of German Perle ‘pearl’ + Stein ‘stone’.
Perske Belarusian, Lithuanian, Jewish
Variant form of Persky. This was the real surname of American actress Lauren Bacall (1924-2014), who was born Betty Joan Perske.
Persky Belarusian, Lithuanian, Jewish
Derived from the village of Pershai in the Valozhyn District of Belarus, or the place named Perki in Lithuania.
Petito פטיטו Italian, Judeo-Italian
Nickname for a small person, derived from a dialectal word ultimately from French petit meaning "small, little".
Pezarkar פזרקר Marathi, Hebrew, Jewish
A Bene Israel surname.
Pfeffer German, Jewish
Occupational name for a spicer, or a nickname for a person with a fiery temper, for a small man, or for a dark-haired person. Derived from German Pfeffer "pepper".
Pinhas פִּינְחָס Hebrew
From the given name Pinhas.
Pinkus פּינקוס Jewish
Derived from the given name Pinkus, which in turn comes from the Biblical Hebrew name Phinehas.
Pinson פינסון Jewish, Russian
Derived from Spanish "pinzon", meaning "finch".
Plum English, German, Jewish
English and North German: from Middle English plum(b)e, Middle Low German plum(e) ‘plum’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a plum tree, or a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower... [more]
Pniewski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Pniewy in the district of Poznań, or from any of the many places in Poland named Pniewo.
Polack Polish, Jewish
Anglicized from POLAK.
Poley French, German, Jewish
French: variant of Polet, Paulet, pet forms of Paul.... [more]
Politzer Hungarian, German, Jewish
Habitational name derived from any one of several places called Police (known as Pölitz in German) in the Czech Republic. Hugh David Politzer (1949-) is an American theoretical physicist who, along with David Gross and Frank Wilczek, discovered asymptotic freedom.
Polski Polish, Jewish
Nickname for a Polish person, originating in areas of mixed populations.
Polyakov פוליאקוב‎‎ Russian, Jewish, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Patronymic from the ethnic name Polak meaning "Pole".
Pomerantz פּאָמעראַנץ Jewish
From the Yiddish word pomerants "orange"
Portnoy Jewish, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Occupational name for a tailor from Russian portnoj (an adjective derivative of port "uncut cloth").
Portrey Jewish
Origin uncertain. Perhaps an altered form of Jewish Portnoy of North German Portner.
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]
Poznanski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name from the city of Poznan in west-central Poland, or possibly from other places of this name, in Katowice and Siedlce voivodeships.
Preminger פרמינגר Jewish
Meaning unknown, possibly a nickname for a person deported to Spain, derived from the name of a location in Portugal.
Prepon Jewish
This is the surname of American actress Laura Prepon (born March 7, 1980).
Press English, Jewish
A nickname for a pious individual from the Middle English form of "priest" or possibly someone employed by a priest. In the Jewish sense, one whose occupation was to iron clothes.
Preuss German, Jewish
From the German word preussen meaning "Prussia". Indicating someone from Prussia.
Priel פריאל, פרי-אל Hebrew
Means "the fruit of god"
Prins Dutch, Jewish
Means "prince" in Dutch, but almost never a surname for a prince. Instead, it's an occupational surname for someone in the service of a prince or a nickname for someone who acted in a regal manner. The surname is also Jewish Dutch and is used as an ornamental adoption of Dutch prins still meaning "prince".
Pulitzer Hungarian, German, Jewish
Variant form of Politzer. A famous bearer was the Hungarian-American businessman, newspaper publisher and politician Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911). His family came from Hungary, but they were of Czech origin.
Rabinovich ראבינאוויטש Yiddish, Russian
Means "son of the rabbi" (through the name Rabin), referring to a scholar or teacher of the Torah in Judaism.
Rabinovitch ראבינאוויטש Yiddish
Variant transcription of Rabinovich.
Rabinovitz ראבינאוויטש Yiddish
Variant of Rabinovich.
Rabinowicz Jewish
Polish Jewish name meaning son of rabbi from the root rabi meaning "rabbi" combined with the Polish patronymic suffix -owicz "son of"
Rabinowitz Jewish
Germanized variant of Rabinovich.
Rabinsky Jewish
From the root rabi "rabbi" combined with the Polish suffix -ski
Rachlyn Jewish (Rare), Polish (Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Rachlyn is a Jewish surname derived directly from polish "Rachman". This surname is very rare and apparently only few members in Brazil, descendants of Polish survivors of Holocaust.... [more]
Rachman Ukrainian, Jewish
Rachman is an old Jewish name which means "Merciful" in Hebrew.... [more]
Rachvalsky Jewish
No history
Raij Spanish, Judeo-Spanish, Portuguese, Romani (Caló)
Borrowed from Hindi राइज (raij) meaning "rice". This surname is found among Christian and Jewish Caló families.
Rak Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian (Rák), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic rak ‘crab’, ‘lobster’, or ‘crayfish’. This was applied as an occupational name for someone who caught and sold crayfish, crabs, or lobsters, or as a nickname to someone thought to resemble such a creature... [more]
Rather German, Jewish
1. Occupational name for a counsellor or nickname for a wise person, from Middle High German rater ‘adviser’. ... [more]
Ratzon רָצוֹן Hebrew (Modern)
Means "will, wish, desire" in Hebrew.
Ravid רביד Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Ravid, means "ornament, necklace" in Hebrew.
Raviv רביב Hebrew
From Hebrew רָבִיב (raviv) meaning "droplet, rain, drizzle".
Raz רז Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Raz, means "secret" in Hebrew.
Recht German, Jewish
Nickname for an upright person, from Middle High German reht, German recht "straight". As a Jewish name it is mainly of ornamental origin.
Redlinger German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Redling in Bavaria, Germany.
Regev רגב Hebrew
Means "clod of earth" in Hebrew.
Reichenberg German, Jewish
Habitational name from various places named Reichenberg in several different areas of Germany. As an ornamental name, it is composed of German reich(en) meaning "rich" and berg meaning "mountain, hill".
Reicher רייכער German, German (Austrian), Jewish
Derived from various placenames called Reich, Reichau, Reichen.
Reise German, Jewish
German (Westphalia) topographic name, from Middle Low German ris, res ‘swamp’. ... [more]
Reisner Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) nickname for a traveler, from an agent derivative of German reisen ‘to travel’ (see Reise). Also a variant of Reis.
Reiss German, Jewish, French (Huguenot)
German: variant of Reis or from any of several Germanic personal names composed with ric ‘power(ful)’. Also from the French Huguenot forename Ris, rendered as Reis and Reiss.... [more]
Renley Jewish (Rare), English (Rare)
Possibly derived from the Old English rinc "man, warrior" or rim 'edge, circular edge' or possibly wraenna 'wren', and leah "field, clearing".
Reshef רשף Hebrew
From the given name Resheph.
Reuben ראובן English, Jewish
From the given name Reuben.
Reubens ראובן Jewish, English
Derived from the given name Reuben. This surname is borne by American comedian and actor Paul Reubens (1952-), who created and played the comic fictional character Pee-wee Herman.
Revere English, French, Judeo-Italian
French: variant of Rivière, Rivoire, or Rivier, topographic name for someone living on the banks of a river, French rivier ‘bank’, or habitational name from any of the many places in France named with this word.... [more]
Reytblat Yiddish
Means "red leaf" in Yiddish. This is somewhat rare, chiefly used by Jews from Russia and Ukraine.
Reznikov רזניקוב Russian, Jewish
Occupational name for a Jewish ritual slaughterer, from Yiddish reznik meaning "butcher".
Rifkin Jewish
Metronymic from the Yiddish female given name Rifke from the Hebrew given name Rivka (see Rebecca), with the addition of the Slavic suffix -in.
Rifkind Jewish
Variant of Rifkin. The final element was changed due to the influence of the Yiddish noun kind "child" (German: "Kinder").
Rives French, Jewish
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Rive a back-formation from Rivke (see Rifkin).... [more]
Rochman Jewish
Metronymic from the Yiddish given name Ruchel + suffix man "man".
Rockman German, Jewish
Possibly an altered spelling of Rochman.
Rogin Jewish
Habitational name from any of various villages named Rogi or from Rogin, all in Belarus.
Rohr German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived in an area thickly grown with reeds, from Middle High German ror. Also a habitational name from one of the several places named with this word.
Rosen German, Jewish
Means "Roses" in German
Rosenbaum Jewish
Ornamental adoption of modern German Rosenbaum "rose bush".
Rosenbluth Jewish
Means "rose bloom" in Middle High German.
Rosenstein Jewish
Means "rose stone" in German.
Rosenthal German, Jewish
name for any of numerous places named rosenthal or rosendahl. means " rose valley"
Rosenzweig German, Jewish
A German and Jewish surname, meaning "rose twig" or "branch".
Rossbach Jewish
Jewish or Eastern European
Rossdale Jewish
Anglicized variant of German-Jewish Rosenthal.... [more]
Rothman German, Jewish
German (Rothmann) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a person with red hair, from an elaborated form of Roth 1. ... [more]
Rothstein German, Jewish
From German rot meaning "red" and stein meaning "stone".
Rowe Jewish
A shortened form of the surname Horowitz, a variant of the surname Horovic, from the town of Horovice, Czech Republic.
Royznbarg רויזןבאַרג Yiddish
Yiddish form of Rosenberg.
Rozman Jewish
Variant of Rosman. Slovenian (also Rožman): occupational name for a carter or a horse breeder or dealer, from Middle High German ros 'horse' + man 'man'. Compare German Rossmann.
Rua Jewish (Rare)
Israel, Spain
Rubin רובין Jewish
From the given name Reuben.
Rubinov Russian, Jewish
Means "son of Rubin" in Russian, though it could also be derived from Russian рубин (rubin) "ruby".
Rubinstein German, Jewish, Polish
Means "ruby stone", from rubin and stein. Rubin means "ruby" in German and stein means "stone" in German.
Ruesch German (Swiss), Jewish
Swiss/German variant of Rusch. Meaning "shaggy," "bristly," "unkempt," or "quick."
Rutman Jewish, German
1. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of Rothman. ... [more]
Rybak Polish, Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Means "fisherman" in some Slavic languages. Derived from the word ryba "fish". A famous bearer is Byelarusian-Norwegian artist Alexander Rybak (b. 1986) who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009.
Sabat Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazi) ornamental name from German Sabbat "Sabbath".
Saenger German, Jewish
Occupational name for a chorister or a nickname for someone who liked singing, from Middle High German senger, German Sänger meaning "singer".
Safer Jewish
Variant of Safir.
Safir Jewish, Yiddish
Ornamental name from northeastern Yiddish dialect safir and German Saphir ‘sapphire’.
Saifan סייפן Hebrew
Last name and surname... [more]
Salomón סלומון Jewish, Spanish
From the given name Salomón.
Saltzman Jewish, German
Altered spelling of Salzmann.
Salzmann German, Jewish
Occupational name for a producer or seller of salt, from German salz "salt" + mann "man".
Samberg Jewish
Habitational name from any of several places named Samberg in Germany and Austria.
Samet German, Jewish, Yiddish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of velvet, from Yiddish samet ‘velvet’ (German Samt, ultimately from Greek hexamiton, a compound of hex ‘six’ + mitos ‘thread’).
Sand English, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Jewish
From the vocabulary word sand. As a Swedish and Jewish name, often ornamental. Otherwise topographic.
Sanguinetti Italian, Judeo-Italian
From Sanguinetto, the name of two places in Genova and Verona provinces.
Saperstein Jewish, German
“Sapphire” and “stone”
Sapir ספיר Hebrew
Means "sapphire" in Hebrew.
Sapiro Jewish
Varient of Shapiro.
Sapperstein Jewish
Ornamental name, a compound of Hebrew sapir 'sapphire' + German Stein 'stone'.
Sarfati צרפתי Judeo-Spanish
From Hebrew צרפתית (tsar'fatít) meaning "French". It was traditionally used to refer to the Biblical location of Tzarfat, which is sometimes identified as modern-day France.
Sarver English, Jewish
English and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) occupational name from Old French serveur (an agent derivative of server ‘to serve’), Yiddish sarver ‘servant’.
Sax Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant spelling of Sachs.
Schaal שָׁאַל German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Jewish
Either a nickname for a braggart or a market crier, (derived from Middle High German schal meaning "noise, bragging"), an occupational name for someone who made dishes for scales and vessels for drinking, (from Middle Low German and Dutch schale "dish"), a habitational name from Schaala in Thuringia or the Schaalsee lake near Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, or a topographic name for someone living on marshy land, (from Dutch schald "shallow")... [more]
Schaffner German, Jewish, German (Swiss)
German: occupational name for a steward or bailiff, variant of Schaffer.
Schattenstein Latvian, Russian, Jewish
Notes from Daniel Satten (1896-1972) say that Mordechai Block (1797-) returned to Russia (Latvia) with the surname Schattenstein... [more]
Schattner German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of several places named Schaten or Schatten, or a topographic name for someone living in a shady location, from Middle High German schate "shade", "protection".
Schatz German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) metonymic occupational name for a treasurer, from German Schatz ‘treasure’, Middle High German scha(t)z. It may also have been a nickname for a rich man (or ironically for a miser), or else for a well-liked person or a ladies’ favorite, from the use of the vocabulary word as a term of endearment... [more]
Schechter Yiddish
Yiddish name meaning "butcher."
Schein German, Jewish
from Middle High German schīn German schein "shining brightness" hence a nickname for someone with either a radiant personality or possibly for someone living in a sunny location or a Jewish artificial name.
Schenkel German, Dutch, Jewish
German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with long or otherwise notable legs, from Middle High German schenkel, Middle Dutch schenkel, schinkel ‘thigh’, ‘lower leg’, German Schenkel ‘thigh’.
Schiff German, Jewish
From Middle High German Schif "ship", indicating the bearer was either a sailor, or lived in a house distinguished by a ship sign.
Schild Jewish
From German Schild "shield", "(house) sign", applied either as an ornamental name or as a habitational name for someone who lived in a house distinguished by a sign.
Schilling German, Dutch, Jewish
Nickname for a serf who had paid his rent or fee to his lord for his freedom, derived from Middle High German schillinc, Middle Low German schillink and German schilling meaning "shilling"... [more]
Schirokauer שיראָקאוער German, Yiddish
Derived from the town of Sieraków in the Silesian Voivodeship in Poland.
Schneid German, Jewish
Variant form of Schneider. Means "cut"
Schoen German, Jewish, Dutch
German (Schön) nickname for a handsome or pleasant man, from Middle High German schoene ‘fine’, ‘beautiful’; ‘refined’, ‘friendly’, ‘nice’. ... [more]
Schoenbeck German, Jewish
Means "beutiful stream" in German.
Schoenberg German, Jewish
Means "beautiful mountain" in German
Scholem שלום Yiddish
From the given name Scholem.
Schomer Jewish
From Hebrew shomer "watchman".
Schottenstein German, Jewish
Ornamental name meaning "bulkhead stone" in German.
Schottlander German, Jewish, Dutch
From German Schottland, 'Scotland' and, in some cases, denoted an immigrant from Scotland or Ireland. Numerous Irish fled to continental Europe after the Anglo-Norman invasion in the 13th century.... [more]
Schram German, English, Yiddish
Derived from German Schramme (Middle High German schram(me)) and Yiddish shram, all of which mean "scar".
Schue German, Jewish
Variant of Schuh.
Schuh German, Jewish
Occupational name for a maker or repairer of shoes, derived from Middle High German schuoch meaning "shoe". In some cases, it may have denoted a person to a house distinguished by the sign of a shoe.
Schuler Jewish
Occupational name for a Talmudic scholar or the sexton of a synagogue, from an agent derivative of Yiddish shul "synagogue".
Schumer Jewish, German (Rare)
Possibly taken from Middle Low German schumer meaning "good for nothing, vagabond". Notable bearers are American comedian Amy Schumer (b. 1981) and American politician Charles Ellis "Chuck" Schumer (b... [more]
Schwab German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from Swabia (German Schwaben), from Middle High German Swap, German Schwabe ‘Swabian’. The region takes its name from a Germanic tribe recorded from the 1st century BC in the Latin form Suebi or Suevi, of uncertain origin; it was an independent duchy from the 10th century until 1313, when the territory was broken up.
Schwartzman Jewish
Nickname for a dark-skinned or dark-haired person, from German schwarz meaning "black" and man meaning "man, person".
Schwer Upper German, German, Jewish
South German relationship name from Middle High German sweher ‘father-in-law’. ... [more]
Schwimer German, Jewish
Occupational name meaning "swimmer" in German. As a Jewish name, it may be ornamental.
Segev שגב Hebrew
Means "exaltation, greatness" in Hebrew.
Seid Jewish
Metonymic occupational name from German Seide and Yiddish zayd "silk"
Seide German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German side, German Seide ‘silk’ (from Late Latin seta, originally denoting animal hair), hence a metonymic occupational name for a manufacturer or seller of silk.
Seidenberg German, Jewish
Derived from several places with the same name. As an ornamental name, it is derived from German seide meaning "silk" and berg meaning "mountain".
Seidman Jewish, German
Derived from Seid.
Seif German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a soap maker, from Middle High German seife, German Seife 'soap'.
Seinfeld German, Jewish
From the German word sein "to be" and the word of German Jewish origin feld which means "field". It was a name given to areas of land that had been cleared of forest.
Sela סֶלַע Hebrew
Means "rock" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a city, the capital of Edom. Famous bearer is the Israeli model, actress and television presenter Rotem Sela (born 1983)
Semenduev סמנדואב‎ Judeo-Tat
From the given name Semendu or Simandu, which was possibly derived from Persian سیاه (siyah) meaning "black" and مرد (mard) meaning "man" or Hebrew סימן טוב (siman tov) meaning "good sign, good mark".
Sender סענדער, סנדר Yiddish
From the given name Sender, a Yiddish diminutive of Alexander or Aleksandr.
Setzer German, Jewish
Derived from either Middle High German "setzen", used to refer to market inspectors and tax officials, or Yiddish "setser", a typesetter.
Seuss German, Jewish
Means "sweet", "pleasant", or "agreeable".
Shabtai שַׁבְּתָאִי Hebrew
Shabtai is the Hebrew name for the planet Saturn.
Shai שַׁי Hebrew (Modern)
From the unisex given name Shai.
Shaked Hebrew
Means Almond in Hebrew
Shakhar Hebrew (Modern)
Means "dawn" in Hebrew.
Shalev שלו Jewish
From the given name Shalev.
Shalit שליט Hebrew
From Hebrew שליט (shalit) meaning "ruler" or "ruling, governing, dominant".
Shalom שָׁלוֹם Hebrew
Means "peace" in Hebrew.
Shamailov Russian, Hebrew, Georgian, Jewish
Georgian Variant of Shmuel.
Shamoun שאמון Arabic, Assyrian, Jewish
Derived from the given name شامون (Shamʿūn), itself an Arabic form of Simon 1, used mainly among Christians and Jews... [more]
Shani שָׁנִי Hebrew
Means "red, scarlet" in Hebrew. From the given name Shani 1.
Shapira שפירא Jewish
Variant of Shapiro.
Sharabi שרעבי Judeo-Arabic
Denotes someone originally from the district of Sharab in western Yemen.
Sharon שרון Hebrew
From an Old Testament place name, in Hebrew שָׁרוֹן (Sharon), which means "plain", referring to the fertile plain near the coast of Israel.
Shatner German (Anglicized), Jewish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Schattner. A notable bearer was Canadian actor William Shatner (1931-), who is known for his roles as Captain James T. Kirk in 'Star Trek', T.J. Hooker in 'T.J. Hooker', Denny Crane in 'Boston Legal', and the Priceline Negotiator in commercials.
Shavit שביט‎ Jewish
From the given name Shavit.
Shemer Jewish
1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Schimmer.... [more]
Shemesh שמש Jewish
Means "sun" in Hebrew.
Shemtov שמטוב, שם-טוב Hebrew (Modern)
Means "good name", derived from Hebrew שם (shem) means "name" and טוב (tov) means "good".
Shereshevsky שרשבסקי Russian, Jewish
Name for someone originally from the city of Sharashova in Belarus, probably derived Russian шерешь (sheresh) meaning "frozen mud, ice (on a river)".
Shimmel שימל Yiddish
From the given name Shimmel, a Yiddish diminutive of Shimon.
Shiran שירן Hebrew
Shlomov Jewish, Russian
Means "son of Shlomo".
Shmailov שמיילוב Hebrew, Georgian, Russian, Jewish
A variant of Shmuel.
Shnayder שניידר Jewish (Russified)
Russified form of Schneider.
Shnayderman שנײַדערמאַן Yiddish
It literally means "snitherman".
Shoen German (Anglicized), Jewish
Americanized spelling of German or Ashkenazic Jewish Schön or Schoen.
Shoham שוהם Hebrew
Means "onyx" in Hebrew.
Shoshan שושן‎‎ Jewish
Means "lily" in Hebrew.
Shpigl שפּיגל Yiddish
Yiddish form of Spiegel.
Shpilbarg שפּילבאַרג Yiddish
Yiddish form of Spielberg.
Shteyn שטיין Yiddish
Yiddish form of Stein.
Shteynfeld שטײנפֿעלד Yiddish
It means "stone field".
Shteynhoyz שטיינהויז Yiddish
It literally means "stonehouse".
Shue German (Anglicized), Jewish (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Schuh or Schue. A famous bearer of this name is the American actress Elisabeth Shue (1963-).
Shulman שולמן Jewish
It is a Jewish-Polish surname that first appeared around 1090. It means Rabai, Gabbai, or Shamash. These are occupations that take place in a Shul-Synagogue. Shul is the Yiddish word for Synagogue. The name litterally means 'man that goes to the Synagogue'.
Shults שולץ Jewish (Anglicized, Rare)
The name Shults comes from one of those ancient dukedoms, territories and states that would eventually form a part of present day Germany. At its birth in the Middle Ages, it was used to indicate someone who worked as a town-mayor derived from the medieval name "Schultheis" which has the same meaning.... [more]
Shvartsebord שוואַרצעבאָרד Yiddish
It literally means "black beard".
Sigel Jewish
Variant of Siegel 3.
Silber German, Jewish
From Middle High German silber, German Silber "silver"; a metonymic occupational name for a silversmith, or often, in the case of the Jewish surname, an ornamental name.
Silberberg Jewish
The meaning of the name is "silver mountain" and comes from Germany
Silberman German, Jewish
Variant of Silber, with the addition of Middle High German man meaning "man" or Yiddish man meaning "man".
Silberstein German, Jewish
From Middle High German silber "silver" and stein "stone"; a habitational name from a place so named in Bavaria, or a topographic name.... [more]
Silverman זילבערמאן Jewish
Variant of Zilberman.
Simantov סימנטוב, סימן-טוב Hebrew (Modern)
Means "good sign", derived from Hebrew סימן (siman) means "sign" and טוב (tov) means "good".
Simkin Jewish
Means "son of Simke", Simke being a diminutive of the Yiddish feminine name Sime (from Hebrew Simcha, literally "joy").
Sisselman Yiddish
Possibly from German meaning "sweet man"
Skorupa Polish, Jewish
Derived from Polish skorupa meaning "shell", hence a nickname for a secretive individual.
Sky Jewish
Shortened from last names ending in -sky.
Slonim Jewish
Habitational name from Slonim, a city in Belarus.