Popular Culture Submitted Surnames
occur primarily in popular culture and entertainment. They are not commonly
given to real people.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AIZEN Popular Culture
This Japanese surname is used as 藍染 with 藍 (ran, ai) meaning "indigo" and 染 (sen, shi.mi, shi.miru, -shi.meru, -ji.miru, so.maru, so.meru, -zo.me, -zome) meaning "colour, dye, paint, print, stain." Normally, this would be romanticised as Aizome.... [more]
ASAKURA Japanese, Popular Culture
This surname is made with 浅 (Asa) means "Superficial, Shallow", or 朝 (Asa) meaning "Morning", and 倉/蔵 (Kura) means "Storehouse, Owns, Posesses". Azumi Asakura is a voice actress. There are a lot of fictional characters with this surname as well, such as Ryouko Asakura from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
BANKSY English, Popular Culture
This is pseudonyms Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. Banksy's real name might be Robin Gunningham. How Banksy got his pseudonym is unknown... [more]
BEIFONG Popular Culture
Surname of Toph from the American TV show "Avatar: The Last Airbender". Could be derived from the Chinese word "北方 (Běifāng)" meaning "north".
BROFLOVSKI Popular Culture
Kyle Broflovski (sometimes spelled Kyle Broflovski, Broslovski, Broslofski, Brovlofski or Broflofski) is a main character in the animated television series South Park.
CLEVELAND Old English, English, Popular Culture
English regional name from the district around Middlesbrough named Cleveland ‘the land of the cliffs’, from the genitive plural (clifa
) of Old English clif
‘bank’, ‘slope’ + land
DUPAIN French (Rare), Popular Culture
Means "of the bread", from French pain
meaning "bread". It is borne by fictional character Marinette Dupain-Cheng of the TV series 'Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir'.
ESCUELLA Popular Culture
Based on Spanish escuela
meaning "school". This was used for a character in the video games 'Red Dead Redemption' (2010) and 'Red Dead Redemption 2' (2018).
FOWL English, Popular Culture
This name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and derives from the Old English pre 7th Century word fugol
, "fowl", "bird", which was used as a byname and as a personal name. The medieval form of the word was the Middle English development foul
, used as a continuation of the Old English personal name and also as a nickname for someone who in some way resembled a bird.
FUJIKI Japanese, Popular Culture
藤 (Fuji) means "Wisteria" and 木 (Ki) means "Tree". A notable bearer is Yusaku Fujiki, the protagonist of 'Yu-Gi-Oh!'.
KENOBI Popular CultureObi-Wan
Kenobi is a fictional character in the 'Star Wars' saga, created by George Lucas. The meaning of the name is not known, but as Lucas was very much influenced by Japanese samurai movies, it is possible that the name is a combination of Japanese 剣 (ken) "sword" and 帯 (obi) "belt".
KIRIGIRI Popular Culture
This surname is used as 霧切 with 霧 (bu, bou, mu, kiri) meaning "fog, mist" and 切 (sai, setsu, ki.ri, -ki.ri, ki.ru, -ki.ru, ki.re, -ki.re, ki.reru, -ki.reru, -gi.ri, -gi.re) meaning "be sharp, cut(off)."... [more]
LEHNSHERR Popular Culture
From German Lehnsherr
"feudal lord". A notable fictional character is Erik Magnus Lehnsherr (born as Max Eisenhardt), also known as Magneto, in the 'X-Men' franchise.
LIGHTYEAR Popular Culture
From the English term light-year
, a unit of length often used when measuring distances in space. Most often used in everyday speech and non-scientific publications. This is the surname of Buzz
Lightyear, a fictional character in the Pixar animated film series 'Toy Story'.
LONGBOTTOM English, Literature, Popular Culture
English (West Yorkshire) topographic name for someone who lived in a long valley, from Middle English long
‘valley bottom’. Given the surname’s present-day distribution, Longbottom in Luddenden Foot, West Yorkshire, may be the origin, but there are also two places called Long Bottom in Hampshire, two in Wiltshire, and Longbottom Farm in Somerset and in Wiltshire.
MAXSON Popular Culture, English
Means son of Max
. This is the surname of the hereditary leaders of the Brotherhood of Steel in the popular Fallout game. The first bearer of the name was Captain Roger Maxson, who founded the BOS, with the most recent bearer being Arthur Maxson, the current leader of the BOS in Fallout 4.
MCFLY Popular Culture
Used by the character Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy. Combination of the Irish / Scottish surname prefix "Mc
" and the English word "fly". Marty's ancestors were revealed to be from Ireland, so the surname McFly is mostly likely Irish-inspired.
MEANSWELL Popular Culture
Simply the English words "means well". This is the surname of the main protagonist of LazyTown, Stephanie Meanswell, as well as her uncle, Mayor Milford Meanswell.
MIZUNOKOJI Popular Culture
I'm not sure if thIs an actual Japanese last name, all I know is that this written in an irregular way for the fictional characters Asuka and Tabimaro from Urusei Yatsura . Mizu means "Water", No is a possessive particle, Ko means "Small", and Ji means "Road"... [more]
NAHASAPEEMAPETILON Popular Culture
Borne by Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, a fictional character from the television series 'The Simpsons' (1989-). According to the show's sources, the character is meant to be of Bengali Indian origin.
ŌTSUTSUKI Popular Culture
This surname is used as 大筒木 with 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) "large, big," 筒 (tou, tsutsu) meaning "cylinder, gun barrel, pipe, sleeve, tube" and 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."... [more]
PEREGRINE English, Popular Culture
Derived from the given name Peregrine
. A fictional bearer is Alma LeFay Peregrine, a character from the novel "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" (2011) by Ransom Riggs.
PEWTERSCHMIDT Popular Culture
Comprised of the English word pewter
, which is a metal alloy made mostly of tin, and the German element schmidt
'smith' (see Schmidt
). This surname is obviously intended to be of Germanic origin... [more]
PIRRUP Popular Culture
Variant of the surname Pirrip
. It is the last name of the British character, Pip, on the animated TV series South Park
ROTTEN Popular Culture
From the English word rotten, meaning "In a state of decay/cruel, mean, immoral/bad, horrible". In the Icelandic children's television program LazyTown, Robbie Rotten is the main antagonist of the show who desires silence and peace, continuously formulates reckless schemes that often feature him masquerading in various disguises as a means of hoodwinking or tempting residents away from an active lifestyle... [more]
SAKAYANAGI Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
阪 (Saka) means "Slope, Hill" and 柳 (Yanagi) means "Willow". There is Arisu Sakayanagi from The Classroom of the Elite, a popular series with a manga and anime adaption. If this surname is used by other people, it is not common.
SAWAMURA Japanese, Popular Culture
Sawa means "Marsh, Swamp" and Mura means "Village, Hamlet". This surname belongs to multiple fictional characters. Eijun Sawamura from Diamond no Ace, Daichi Sawamura from Haikyuu!!, and Eriri Spencer Sawamura from Saekano all live in pop culture.
SKYWALKER Popular Culture
The surname of Anakin and Luke Skywalker from the film series "Star Wars". Presumably derived from the two English words sky
STOTCH Popular Culture
Butters Stotch is one the reoccurring characters on the animated TV series South Park.
SUZUMIYA Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
Suzu means "Bell" and Miya means "Shrine". Haruhi Suzumiya was the female protagonist of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, a popular Japanese light novel series.
TENKUBASHI Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
Written with kanji meaning "Heaven Sky Bridge", possibly rare. This surname is possessed by two characters in popular culture, Aika Tenkubashi from "Shomin Sample", and Tomoka Tenkubashi from the "Idolm@sters: Million Live" game.
TROI Popular Culture
Possibly a variant or corruption of Troy
. A notable fictional bearer was the Star Trek: The Next Generation character Deanna Troi, who was the counselor aboard the USS Enterprise.
TSUKIMOTO Japanese, Popular Culture
月 (Tsuki) means "Moon, Month" and 本 (Moto) meets "Origin, Root, Source". If you search for Tsukimoto', you'll quickly find fictional characters.
TSUNETSUKI Popular Culture
In the case of the character Matoi Tsunetsuki (常月 まとい) from 'Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei', the surname is made up of 常 (jou, tsune
, toko) meaning "constant" and 月 (getsu, gatsu, tsuki
) meaning "moon, month."... [more]
TUBBS Popular Culture
Surname of Cleveland's second wife Donna and her children Roberta and Rallo from American sitcom The Cleveland show (2009-2013)
TWEAK Popular Culture
Tweek Tweak is one of the reoccurring characters on the animated TV series South Park.
URARAKA Popular Culture
In the case of the character Ochako (Ochaco) Uraraka (麗日 お茶子) from 'My Hero Academia', her surname is made up of 麗 (rei, uruwa.shii, ura.raka, urara
) meaning "bright, beautiful" and 日 (jitsu, nichi, -ka
, hi, -bi) meaning "day."