Popular Culture Submitted Surnames

These names occur primarily in popular culture and entertainment. They are not commonly given to real people.
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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]
AMIDALA     Popular Culture
Queen Amidala is a character from the Star Wars universe. Amidala is her regnal name, having been born Padmé Naberrie.
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".
BJORGMAN     Popular Culture
The surname of Kristoff from the movie "Frozen".
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 ‘land’... [more]
CRABBE     English, Literature, Popular Culture
The character 'Vincent Crabbe' has this surname in the Harry Potter series.
DAWKINS     English, Popular Culture
English patronymic from a pet form of Daw. ... [more]
DUMBLEDORE     English (?), Literature, Popular Culture
This is the surname of Albus Dumbledore, a major character in the Harry Potter-universe created by English author J. K. Rowling.
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'.
FETT     Popular Culture
Last Name of Bounty hunters Jango and Boba Fett from STAR WARS.
FUJIKI     Japanese, Popular Culture
藤 (Fuji) "Wisteria" + 木 (Ki) "Tree". This surname reminds many people of Yusaku Fujiki, the protagonist of Yu-Gi-Oh! even though other real life notable people have this name too.
HELGRIND     Popular Culture
Helgrind is the surname of a King in the fictional series, "Mianite".
JARRUS     Popular Culture
Used by Kanan Jarrus from the American show "Star Wars Rebels".
KAGAMINE     Japanese, Popular Culture
From the Japanese (kagami) meaning "mirror" and (ne) meaning "sound".
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]
KURAHASHI     Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
Kura ("Storhouse") + Hashi ("Bridge"). More than a few anime characters have this surname in their own respective shows.
KURYAKIN     Russian, Popular Culture
Meaning unknown, but it is used by Illya Kuryakin from “The Man From U.N.C.L.E”.
LEHNSHERR     Popular Culture
From German Lehnsherr/Lehnsgeber "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 + botme, bothem ‘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.
LOVEGOOD     Literature (Modern), Popular Culture
The Character 'Luna Lovegood' in the Harry Potter has last name as well as 'Xenophilius Lovegood'.
MAXIMOFF     Russian (Rare), Popular Culture
Variant transcription of Maksimov. It is borne by several fictional characters in Marvel Comics.
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.
MELLARK     Popular Culture
The surname of the deuteragonist of the Hunger Games Trilogy, Peeta Mellark.
MIKAN     Japanese, Popular Culture
Mikan means "Mandarin Orange", this is pretty uncommon. A character from Danganronpa, Tsumiki Mikan, has this surname. The source is in the notes.
MOMOMIYA     Popular Culture
Surname of several characters from the anime series 'Tokyo Mew Mew'.
ORGANA     Popular Culture
Last name of the princess of the Science fiction movie Star Wars.
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]
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]
RYUEN     Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
Ryuu (龍) "Dragon" and En(円)"Circle, round" or En meaning "Garden". Airi Ryuen is a freelance tv professional and announcer. A fictional character with surname is Kakeru Ryuen , who this surname is most associated with,from The Classroom of the Elite series.
SAKAYANAGI     Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
It is written like: Saka ("Penisula,cape") + Yanagi ("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 pretty rare.
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 and walk.
SUZUMIYA     Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
Suzu ("Bell") + Miya ("Shrine"). Haruhi Suzumiya was the female protagonist of an extremely popular series (see Mikuru).
SYNDULLA     Popular Culture
The surname of Hera from the show "Star Wars Rebels".
TRINKET     English, Popular Culture
Effie Trinket's surname: one of "The Hunger Games"'s trilogy character.
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
Tsuki ("Moon") + Moto ("Origin"). If you search for "Tsukimoto", you'll quickly find fictional characters.
VAN KELT     Popular Culture
Used for a character from the 1992 film, School Ties, Rip Van Kelt.
VON BOCK     Popular Culture (?)
Used by Hetalia character Eduard Von Bock AKA Estonia
VON HAMMERSMARK     Popular Culture, German (?)
Means "from Hammersmark" in German. Bridget von Hammersmark is a fictional character in Quentin Tarantino's film 'Inglourious Basterds' from 2009.
YUKIMITSU     Japanese, Popular Culture
Yuki 雪 ("Snow") + Mitsu 光 ("Light, Radiance").
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