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.
Mankiewicz Polish, Jewish
From the given name Maniek, a diminutive of Marian 2 or sometimes Mariusz, or Mańka, a diminutive of Emanuel... [more]
Mannheim German, Jewish
Variant of Manheim. A habitational name from the city of Mannheim in southwestern Germany.
Mannheimer German, Jewish
variant of Mannheim and Manheimer with the German agent suffix -er.
Manor מנור Hebrew
Means "loom" or "weaving" in Hebrew.
Maor מָאוֹר Hebrew
From the given name Maor.
Margalit מרגלית Jewish
Means "pearl" in Hebrew.
Margolin מרגולין Jewish
Derived from Hebrew מרגלית (margalit) meaning "pearl".
Margolis מרגוליס Jewish
Derived from Hebrew מרגלית (margalit) meaning "pearl".
Margulis מרגלית Hebrew
Margulis is a surname that is derived from the Ashkenazi Hebrew pronunciation of the Hebrew word מרגלית (Israeli Hebrew /maʁɡaˈlit/), meaning 'pearl,'
Maslov Russian, Jewish
Derived from Russian масло (maslo) meaning "butter", originally used as an occupational name for someone who worked as a dairyman or sold dairy products.
Matan מַתָן Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
From the given name Matan which means "gift" or "to give" in Hebrew.
Matana מַתָנָה Hebrew
Literally means "gift" in Hebrew.
Mauer German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a wall, Middle High German mure "wall".
Mecklenburg German, Jewish
Regional name for someone from this province in northern Germany. Derived from Old Saxon mikil "big, great" and burg "castle".
Meghnagi Jewish, Northern African
Sephardic Jewish, originating from the Libyan Jewish community. Most were from Tripoli, with a much smaller contingent from Benghazi.
Meiron מירון Hebrew
From the given name Miron 2.
Melamed Hebrew
It means "teacher".
Mendlsan מענדלסאן Yiddish
Yiddish form of Mendelssohn.
Merl Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Merl, a pet form of Hebrew Miryam (see Mirkin).
Merson Jewish
Means "son of Meyer."
Messing מתעסק, מעסינג German, Jewish
Derived from Middle High German messinc meaning "brass", referring to a person who makes or repairs brass objects. A famous bearer is American actress Debra Messing (1968-).
Mikhelashvili מיכלשוילי Georgian, Jewish
Means "son of Mikheil" in Georgian.
Miliband Jewish
This is the surname of British Labour Party politicians Ed and David Miliband, who are ethnically Jewish.
Miodownik Polish, Jewish
The literal translation is "honey cake", from the Polish word/root surname miod, meaning "honey." An occupational surname to those in the honey business, mainly beekeepers and bakers.... [more]
Mirkin Jewish
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Mirke, a pet form of the Biblical Hebrew name Miryam.
Mishani משעני‎ Hebrew
Mitnick Ukrainian, Jewish
Occupational name from Ukrainian mytnyk, Polish mytnik, which means ‘toll collector’.
Mizrachi מזרחי Hebrew
Variant transcription of Mizrahi.
Mizrahi מזרחי Hebrew
From Hebrew מִזְרָחִי (mizrakhí) meaning "East, eastern".
Modena Italian, Judeo-Italian
Italian and Jewish (from Italy) habitational name from the city of Modena in Emilia-Romagna.
Mondschein German, Jewish
topographic or habitational name referring to a house name meaning "moonshine" or a nickname for someone who was bald from the same word Middle High German mōne mān(d)e "moon" and schīn "shine".
Montefiore Italian, Jewish
Derived from Montefiore, which is the name of several places in Italy. For example, there is Castle Montefiore in the town of Recanati (province of Macerata), the municipality of Montefiore Conca (province of Rimini) and the municipality of Montefiore dell'Aso (province of Ascoli Piceno)... [more]
Mor מור Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Mor, means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
Morag מוֹרַג Hebrew
Means "threshing sledge", "flail" in Hebrew. Morag is a hand-held threshing tool.
Moran מורן Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
From the given name Moran.
Mordechai מָרְדְּכַי Hebrew
From the given name Mordechai.
Morningstar English, Jewish
English transcription of Morgenstern.
Morpurgo מורפורגו‎ Judeo-Italian
Italian surname of Jewish origin, originally Marpurg, from the Austrian city Marburg an der Drau (today Maribor in Slovenia). The progenitor was Moises Jacob, father of Petachia, in Bad-Rackersburg, Austria... [more]
Moshe משה Hebrew
From the given name Moshe.
Moskow Jewish
Shortened form of Moskowitz.
Moskowitz Jewish
Germanized form of a patronymic surname formed by adding the Slavic suffix "-ovic" meaning "son of" to a Yiddish transformation (Moshke) of the biblical Hebrew personal Moses ("Mosko" was a Polish pet form of the personal name Moses).
Mossberg Jewish
Combination of Moses and German berg "mountain, hill".
Most Polish, Jewish
Topographic name from Slavic most meaning "bridge", or a habitational name from any of several places named with this word.
Muchnik Russian, Jewish
Jewish name, from the Russian, meaning "flour merchant".
Muchtar מוּכתָר Hebrew
Means "crowned" from Hebrew כֶּתֶר keter meaning "crown".
Mushinski Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Moshny, in Ukraine.
Nacht German, Jewish
From middle German naht meaning "night".
Nachtigall German, Jewish
Nickname from Middle High German nachtegal "nightingale" from Old High German galan "to sing". Cognate to Nightingale.
Nachum נחום Jewish
Derived from the given name Nachum.
Nadel German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a maker of needles, or in some cases for a tailor, from Middle High German nadel(e), German Nadel "needle".
Nadolny Polish, Jewish, Sorbian
Topographic name from Polish nadól, Sorbian nadol "downwards", denoting someone who lived lower down in a village on a slope, or on relatively low-lying ground.
Nahum נחום Jewish
From the given name Nahum.
Naiman Ukrainian, Jewish
Before Genghis Khan conquered the world, he conquered his neighbors, and his last great victory, in 1204, was over a tribe of Turkic Christians called the Naiman. (Some Naimans today are Christian but most are Jewish.)... [more]
Nassau German, Dutch, Jewish
From the name of the town of Nassau in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (formerly the seat of an independent duchy in the 19th century), derived from Old High German naz meaning "damp, wet" and ouwa meaning "water meadow"... [more]
Natan נתן Hebrew
From the given name Natan.
Nates English, Jewish
It's probably from the given name Nate, the origin is said to be Jewish*, but the ancestors immigrated to English speaking countries.
Nathan נתן Jewish, English, French, German, Indian (Christian)
From the given name Nathan.
Nathaniel נתנאל English (African), Jewish, English, Indian (Christian)
Derived from the given name Nathaniel.
Nazareth Hebrew
From the Hebrew for "To guard."
Negro Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish
Nickname or ethnic name from negro "black" (Latin niger), denoting someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.
Negro Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish
From a medieval continuation of the Latin personal name Niger.
Negro Italian, Spanish, Galician, Portuguese, Jewish
Nickname or ethnic name from negro "black" (continuation of Latin niger), denoting someone with dark hair, dark eyes, a dark complexion, someone who wore dark clothes, someone who worked a job in the night, or was otherwise associated with the night.
Neinstein נייַנשטיין German, Jewish
Means “nine stones” in German
Nemirov Russian, Hebrew, Ukrainian
Name derived from the city of Nemirov in Ukraine, The city was named after its founder, Prince Nemir.
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.
Neubauer German, Jewish, German (Austrian)
epithet for a settler who was new to an area from Middle High German niuwi "new" and bur "settler resident peasant" (see Bauer ) meaning "neighbor"... [more]
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.
Oby אובי French (Acadian, Americanized), English, Hebrew
English habitat from Oby Norfolk, meaning serving God in Hebrew.
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.
Orgerii Jewish, Judeo-Provençal
Aaron Orgerii is listed in the index of names of Jews in France in the late middle ages in Heinrich Gross' book Judaia Gallica. There is also an extent copy of a deed between "the Jew Nathan Orgerii and Johannes Raynaud", written in Arles in Provence in 1366... [more]
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.
Paler Jewish, Yiddish (Ukrainianized), English (Rare)
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for a distiller, a Yiddishized form of Ukrainian palyar 'distiller'. English: variant of Paylor.
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.
Palmito Judeo-Spanish (Portuguese-style, Rare)
Old family immigrants to Aruba and Curaçao and São Vicente in Brazil surname derives from palm or symbol of Judaism.
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]
Pechtold German, Dutch, Jewish
From the Old German given name Pechtholt, which is composed of the elements pecht "rotation" and holdt "hero". As a Dutch-language surname, it is derived from the Middle Dutch given name Pechte combined with Old High German walt "power, authority"... [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.
Polansky Czech, Slovak, Russian, Polish, Jewish
Unknown, but having multiple origins, possibly of Baltic, Scandinavian or Slavic descent.
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 פּאָמעראַנץ (pomerants) meaning "orange (fruit)".
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
Rachamiym רחמיים Hebrew
From the given name Rachamim.
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.
Reznik רעזניק Russian, Yiddish
Derived from Yiddish "רעזניק (reznik)" meaning butcher.
Reznikov רזניקוב Russian, Jewish
Occupational name for a Jewish ritual slaughterer, from Yiddish reznik meaning "butcher".
Richling Jewish (Rare)
Russian Jewish surname from the Vilna Governorate of the Russian Empire.
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.
Rodin Jewish
Metronymic from the Yiddish personal name Rode, and related to the Old Czech root rád "merry", "joyful".
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".
Rubinshteyn רובינשטיין Jewish
Russian form of Rubinstein.
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.
Sabag סבג Hebrew
Israeli modern form of Sabbagh.
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.
Sanhedrai סנהדראי Jewish
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.