Spanish Submitted Surnames

Spanish names are used in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries (such as those in South America). See also about Spanish names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Montes Spanish
Derived from Spanish monte "mountain".
Montes De Oca Spanish
Spanish surname meaning "mounts of goose".
Montiel Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Montoya Spanish, Basque
meaning "mountain"... [more]
Monzon Spanish
Habitational name from Monzón, a place in Uesca province, which is probably named from Latin montione ‘big mountain’.
Moratalla Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Murcian municipality.
Moros Spanish
Habitational name from Moros in Zaragoza province, so named from the plural of moro ‘Moor’, i.e. ‘the place where the Moors live’.
Moya Spanish
Habitational name from any of various locations called Moya.
Moyano Spanish
Habitational name for someone from Moya, from an adjectival form of the place name.
Muñecas Spanish
It literally means "dolls" or "wrists".
Muñiz Spanish
Variant of Muñoz.
Murcia Spanish
Habitational name from the city Murcia.
Murillo Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations called Murillo, so named from a diminutive of Spanish muro meaning "wall".
Nájera Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
Naranjo Spanish
Topographic name for someone who lived by an orange grove, from Spanish naranjo ‘orange tree’ (from naranja ‘orange’, Arabic nāránjya), or a habitational name from a place named Naranjo in A Coruña and Códoba provinces... [more]
Natal Portuguese, Spanish
From the personal name Natal (from Latin Natalis), bestowed on someone born at Christmas or with reference to the Marian epithet María del Natal.
Natividad Spanish
From the personal name Natividad "nativity, Christmas", from Latin nativitas "birth", genitive nativitatis, usually bestowed with reference to the Marian epithet María de la Natividad... [more]
Navas Spanish
Pural form of Spanish and Asturian-Leonese Nava (see also Naves).... [more]
Navidad Spanish
Derived from the personal name Noel. It means "Christmas" in Spanish.
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.
Negron Spanish, Italian
This surname is a most likely variant of the word and name Negro.
Nessim Spanish, Jewish, Hebrew
Hebrew for 'miracles'. Name was originally Bar-Nisim; 'Children of the Miricle'
Nicolás Spanish
From the given name Nicolás.
Niño Spanish
Nickname from Spanish niño meaning "child", "boy". This was often given to a first-born son as a familiar name.
Noceda Spanish
Spanish surname derived from the word "nocedal" meaning "field of walnut trees" it denoted a person who lived or came from such place.
Nogales Spanish
Habitational name from either of two locations in Spain named Nogales, from the plural form of Spanish nogal meaning "walnut tree".
Obregón Spanish
Spanish habitational name from Obregón in Santander province.
Ocampo Spanish, Galician
From the Galician toponym O Campo meaning "the field", also used as a habitational name from a town of the same name in Lugo, Galicia.
Ocaña Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Ocasio Spanish (Caribbean)
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Spanish ocasión meaning "occasion" or ocaso meaning "dusk, sunset". This surname is primarily used in Puerto Rico.
Ocón Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either the eponymous Riojan municipality or the Ocón de Villafranca neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Villafranca Montes de Oca.
Olegario Spanish
From the given name Olegario
Oliva Italian, Spanish
Of uncertain origin: derived either from a nickname to those who picked, worked with or sold olives, or from the given name Oliva.
Olivares Spanish
Nabitational name from any of several places named Olivares, from the plural of Spanish olivar 'olive grove'.
Oracion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish oración meaning "sentence, prayer".
Orona Spanish
Spanish: habitational name from a town of this name in Burgos province.
Orosco Spanish, Basque
Variant of Orozco. Means "place of the holly trees" from oros meaning "holly tree" and the suffix -ko suggesting place. Also believed to have been derived from Latin orosius meaning "the son of bringer of wisdom".
Orozco Spanish, Basque
Comes from the Bilbao province in the Basque region of Spain.
Orzabal Spanish
Used by Roland Orzabal.
Oseguera Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Valle de Mena.
Osorio Spanish
From the given name Osorio.
Oviedo Spanish, Asturian
Derived from spanish "oveja" meaning sheep.
Pablo Spanish
From the given name Pablo
Pacana Spanish
From pacana meaning "pecan", "pecan tree", a word of Algonquin origin. This surname is also found in the Philippines.
Pacheco Spanish, Portuguese
From the name of Vivio Pacieco, a 1st-century BC Roman general sent by Julius Caesar to fight in the Iberian peninsula.
Pagán Spanish
Castilianized spelling of Catalan Pagà, from the Late Latin personal name Paganus, which originally meant "dweller in an outlying village" (see Paine).
Palacio Spanish
Palacio is derived from the Spanish word "palaciao," meaning a "palace," and as a surname, was no doubt taken on by someone who lived near a palace or mansion, or perhaps by someone who worked there.
Palafox Spanish (Mexican)
From Palafolls, a Catalan place name.
Palma Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, and southern Italian: habitational name from any of various places named or named with Palma, from Latin palma ‘palm’. ... [more]
Parra Spanish
From Spanish meaning "vine".
Parras Spanish
Plural form of Parra.
Pascua Spanish
From the personal name Pascual. It also means "Easter" in Spanish.
Pastrana Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Patiño Spanish, Galician
From a diminutive of Spanish or Galician pato meaning "duck", used as a nickname for a person who waddled.
Pavon Spanish (Latin American)
Nickname for a proud man
Pedraza Spanish
Refers to the blow received from a stone thrown intentionally to wound someone.
Pedrosa Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Pedrosa, from pedroso, pedrosa meaning "stoney", an adjectival derivative of pedra meaning "stone".
Peebles Scottish, Spanish (?)
Habitational name from places so named in Scotland. The place names are cognate with Welsh pebyll "tent, pavilion".
Pellicer Spanish
Spanish variant of Pelletier
Peñalver Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Peñaranda Spanish
Habitational name from places in Burgos and Salamanca named Peñaranda.
Pennilope Spanish (Latin American)
Pennilope is a type of surname. It is a type of bike aswell it is almost like a tricycle with 2 sets of stabilisers.
Perales Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations named Perales, from Spanish perales meaning "pear trees" (the plural of peral meaning "pear tree").
Peralta Catalan, Spanish, Aragonese
Habitational name from any of the places in Aragon, Catalonia, and Navarre called Peralta, from Latin petra alta "high rock". This name is also established in Italy.
Perdomo Spanish (Canarian)
From French (prud'homme) meaning "expert". This is the Spanish variant of Prudhomme.
Peres Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Gascon, Breton
Means "son of Pedro" in Spanish and Portuguese. Means "son of Pere" in Catalan... [more]
Persia Italian, Spanish
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Persia (modern-day Iran) or some other country with Persian-speaking peoples or a nickname for someone who had visited or traded with one of these countries (see the given name Persis)... [more]
Pichardo Spanish
Spanish form of the surname Picard
Pico Spanish
meaning beak of a bird, or peak of a mountain in spanish... [more]
Piñal Spanish
Surname whose house was in Hoz de Anero, in the City council of Ribamontán al Monte (Santander).
Pinal Spanish (Mexican)
Variant of Piñal. This surname occurs more in Mexico.
Pineda Spanish, Catalan
Habitational name from any of the places in the provinces of Barcelona, Cuenca, and Burgos named Pineda, from Spanish and Catalan pineda "pine forest".
Piñero Spanish
Castilianized from the Portuguese surname Pinheiro, meaning "pine-tree"
Pistario Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Pistario is a surname, mainly used in the Greek, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese languages.
Pita Spanish
Spanish and Portuguese: from Spanish, Portuguese pita ‘chicken’ or in some cases possibly from the plant pita ‘pita’, ‘American aloe’, presumably a topographic name.
Pizarro Spanish
One who produces, or deals in, slate.
Plata Spanish
Habitational name from places in Toledo and Cáceres provinces named Plata, or various places named La Plata.
Plata Spanish
Byname from plata "silver".
Poblete Spanish (Latin American)
Habitational name from Poblete in the province of Ciudad Real.
Polanco Spanish
Habitational name from Polanco in Santander province.
Ponce Spanish, English
The Ponce name was carried into England after the migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066.'Ponce' is derived from 'Ponsoby',a place in Cumberland, where the family settled. The Ponce motto is 'Pro rege, lege grege' meaning "For the King, law, and people"
Ponce De Leon Spanish
Compound name composed of the family name Ponce + the habitational name León.
Porfirio Spanish, Italian
From the given name Porfirio
Portal Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Occitan
Topographical surname for someone living near the gates of a fortified town.
Portillo Spanish
Meaning unknown.
Portola Spanish, Portuguese, Romani (Caló)
Portola is Spanish and Portuguese for Port and is a Romani calo surname. People include Gaspar de Portolá, a Spanish explorer who was the first governor of Baja and Alta California and had many names after him in California cities and streets.
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]
Pozo Spanish (Caribbean)
Means "well", as in wishing well
Pozos Spanish, Galician
A habitational name from any of several places named with the plural of pozo, meaning ‘well’. See Pozo.
Primavera Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Means "spring (the season)" in Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Príncipe Italian, Spanish
From principe "prince, heir" (Latin princeps, genitive principis, from primus "first" and capere "to take"), applied probably as a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces or for someone in the service of a prince.
Prudencio Spanish
From the given name Prudencio
Pruna Spanish (Rare)
Possibly a habitational name from a place so named in Spain. It could also be derived from Catalan pruna "plum".
Puente Spanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named Puente, from puente ‘bridge’.
Puentes Spanish
Means "bridges" in Spanish. Originated from "puente". The surname was first found in the valley of the Trucios in the Basque region of Spain.However, families with this surname have been present in Catalonia for hundreds of years... [more]
Puerto Spanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named Puerto, in most cases from puerto ‘harbor’ (from Latin portus ‘harbor’, ‘haven’).
Pulido Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Thought to have come through Cuba and Puerto Rico from Burgos, the capital of Castile in northern Spain in the 16th century. The name likely originated there in the 11th century. It means neat, polished, and clean.
Purificacion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish purificación, meaning "purification," referring to the ritual purification of the Virgin Mary after her childbirth.
Quezada Spanish
Probably a variant of Quesada.
Quintero Spanish
Habitational name from a location in Galicia named Quintero, from Galician quinteiro meaning "farmstead, square, plaza". Alternately, it may be derived from Spanish quinto meaning "fifth", possibly used as a name for a renter of quintas (a type of wine-growing estate).
Quinto Aragonese, Spanish, Catalan, Italian
Habitational surname for a person from a place called Quinto, for example in Zaragoza province. However, the high concentration of the surname in Alacant province suggests that, in some cases at least, it may derive from the personal name Quinto (from Latin Quintus denoting the fifth-born child or Catalan quinto "young soldier").... [more]
Quirino Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Quirino.
Rabago Spanish
Habitational name from Rábago in Cantabria province.
Raij Spanish, Judeo-Spanish, Portuguese, Romani (Caló)
Borrowed from Hindi राइज (raij) meaning "rice". This surname is found among Christian and Jewish Caló families.
Ramirez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Ramírez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Ramone Spanish (Anglicized), Portuguese (Anglicized), Catalan (Anglicized)
From Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan Ramón, from the personal name Ramón or Ramon, of Germanic origin (see Raymond).
Rangel German, Spanish, Portuguese
A variant of Rengel. This name is also found in Portugal.
Raya Galician, Spanish
Possibly a habitational name from Raya in Galicia or in Albacete and Murcia provinces. Possibly a topographic name from Spanish raya meaning "line", denoting the boundary between two countries or provinces.
Regencia Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from the Latin adjective regens meaning "ruling, governing."
Reinoso Spanish
Meaning "place of fields".
Remedios Spanish (Philippines)
Means "remedies" in Spanish.
Remigio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Remigio
Rengel Spanish
Habitational name from a place called Rengel in Málaga province.
Rentería Spanish
Spanish Castilianized variant of Basque Errenteria, habitational name from either of the two Basque towns called Errenteria in Gipuzkoa and Biscay provinces, Basque Country.
Reséndez Spanish
Means "son of Resendo"
Resurrección Spanish
A nickname for someone who had resurrected from the dead.
Resurreccion Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented variant of Resurrección primarily used in the Philippines.
Reta Spanish
Castilianized variant of Basque Erreta, a habitational name from a town called Erreta in Navarre, Basque Country
Reyna Spanish
This could possibly be transferred use of the first name Reyna, which is a variant of Reina, and means "queen". This was ranked #987 for the most popular last names in the United states in 2010.
Reynals Spanish (Rare)
Variant from Spanish word Rey "king". Most likely referred to the royalty. Variant of Reynolds.
Ribas Spanish
Variant of Rivas.
Ribera Catalan, Spanish
Habitational name from any of various locations in Spain named Ribera, derived from Catalan and Spanish ribera meaning "bank, shore".
Ricardez Spanish
Means "Son of Ricardo". Spanish form of Richardson.
Ricario Spanish
Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): from the personal name Ricardo ( see Richard ).
Rita Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan
From the female personal name Rita, a reduced form of MargharitaMargaret’, chosen in particular in honor of a 15th-century Italian saint who bore the name in this form.
Roa Spanish
Habitational name from the town of Roa (de Duero) in Burgos province, Spain.
Rodrigo Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Rodrigo.
Roel English, Spanish, Dutch, German
From the name Roeland, meaning "famous country".
Rogelio Spanish
From the given name Rogelio.
Rojan Spanish
Variant of Rojas.
Román Spanish, Hungarian
From the given name Román.
Romaña Spanish
Habitational name from the Italian city of Romagna.
Romo Spanish
Derived from latin (rhombus) meaning obtuse, blunt.
Ron Spanish, Galician
Habitational name from a town called Ron in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.
Roño Spanish
masculine form of roña which means dirt
Ros Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Valle de Santibáñez.
Rosado Spanish
Derived from the Spanish word rosa, meaning "rose".
Rosas Spanish, Catalan
Variants of Rosa or Rosales.
Rubalcava Spanish
Habitational name for someone originally from the town of Rubalcaba in Cantabria, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic الربع الخالي (ar-rubʿ al-ḵālī) meaning "the Empty Quarter", referring to the Rub' al Khali desert in the Arabian Peninsula.
Rueda Spanish
Derived from the Spanish word "rueda" meaning "wheel."
Saavedra Spanish
Derived from the place-name Saavedra and therefore signifies "descendant or son of one from Saavedra". The place-name Saavedra is located in the north western province of Lugo in Galicia, Spain and is believed to be derived from the elements "Saa" meaning "Hall" and "Vedra" (feminine) meaning "Old".
Sacasas Spanish
Have researched the surname Sacasas, and have narrowed the usage down to four countries the name has been used in. Spain, Cuba, the United States and Philippines. The uncommonality of the last name and the fact that three of those countries were at one point or another colonized by Spain has led me to theorize Spanish origin.
Sacramento Spanish, Portuguese
Meaning "sacrament" in Spanish and Portuguese.
Sáenz Spanish
Patronymic from an unidentified personal name, possibly from Sancho.
Sáez Spanish
Derived from an uncertain given name, possibly Sancho.
Sahagún Spanish
Habitational name from Sahagùn in Lleón province.
Saiz Spanish
Variant of Sáez.
Salas Spanish, Galician, Aragonese, Portuguese, Catalan, Asturian
Habitational name from places named with salas, plural form of sala, meaning "room, hall" in Spanish and Asturian. Also an anglicized form of the Hungarian name SZÁLAS "tall".
Saldaña Spanish
Habitual surname for a person from any of the locations in Spain named Saldaña. The name itself comes from the older name Gili-Zalan, which is of uncertain meaning.
Saldívar Spanish
Castilianized variant of Basque Zaldibar, a habitational name from a place so named in Biscay province. The place name is of uncertain derivation: it may be from zaldu ‘wood’, ‘copse’ or from zaldi ‘horse’ + ibar ‘water meadow’, ‘fertile plain’.
Sallas Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Galician, Portuguese, Aragonese, Asturian, Romanian, Greek
Either a variant of Salas or Sala, or else a nickname from Arabic, Turkish, or Persian salli meaning "broad, wide, large, tall".
Salomón Jewish, Spanish
From the given name Salomón.
Salvacion Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Salvation", referring to the saving of human beings from death and separation from God by Christ's death and resurrection.
Salvador Filipino, Spanish, Catalan, Tagalog, Portuguese
From the popular Christian personal name Salvador, meaning "Savior" (Latin Salvator, a derivative of salvare "to save"), bestowed in honor of Christ.
San Andrés Spanish
Means "Saint Andrew" in Spanish.
San Antonio Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Saint Anthony." This is likely a habitational name for a person from Sant Antoni de Portmany, in Ibiza.
San Blas Spanish (Canarian)
Means "Saint Blaise" in Spanish.
Sancho Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Sancho.
San Diego Spanish (Philippines)
Habitational name from any of various places named San Diego, so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to Saint Didacus (San Diego).
San Francisco Spanish
In honor of Saint Francis.
San Jorge Spanish
“St George”
San Jose Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of San José primarily used in the Philippines.
San José Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places called San José, so named for a local church or shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph (San José).
San Juan Spanish
Means "Saint John", derived from Spanish santo "saint" combined with Juan 1. This is a habitational name for a person from any of various places called San Juan, so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to Saint John (San Juan).
San Luis Spanish
In honor of Saint Louis.
San Martín Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places named San Martín, so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to Saint Martin (San Martín).
San Miguel Spanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to St. Michael (San Miguel).
San Pedro Spanish
Means Saint Peter in Spanish
Santa Ana Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of Santana primarily used in the Philippines.
Santa Maria Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of Santamaría, most often used in the Philippines.
Santamaría Spanish
Means "Saint Mary" in Spanish, used as a name for someone from any of various locations named after the Virgin Mary.
Santamaria Italian, French, Spanish
Italian and French cognate of Santamaría as well as a Spanish variant.
Santander Spanish
From the toponymy, it is discussed whether Santander is a derivation of San Emeterio or San Andrés. Due to the proximity of the Basque country (Ander = Andrés) and the tenor of some ancient texts, it can be concluded that it refers to San Andrés... [more]
Santistevan Spanish
Status of nobility
Sard English, French, Spanish, Italian
In the book "Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary by Henry Harrison and Gyda (Pulling) Harrison 1912 - Reprinted 1996.... The Sard surname (which has been in England, Italy and Europe for a long time) is defined thus on page 136...... [more]
Sargento Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino
Spanish and Portuguese form of Sergeant. It's also mostly used in the Philippines.
Sarmiento Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Philippines), American (Hispanic)
Originally a nickname for a tall, thin person. It comes from Latin sarmentum meaning "vine shoots".
Segura Spanish, Catalan, American (Hispanic)
Derived from Spanish segura "safe, secure".
Serafín Spanish, Galician
From the given name Serafín.
Serbia Spanish
Unknown.. researching history of the spanish name that was first identify being used in Utado Puerto, Rico in 1790s by Fransico Serbia and Paula Serbia Filare
Serote Spanish (Filipinized)
Means fecal matter in Spanish
Severiano Spanish
From the given name Severiano
Severo Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Severo
Sevilla Spanish
Habitational name from the city of Seville (or Sevilla) in Andalusia, Spain. The city's name is probably derived from Phoenician šplh meaning "valley, plain" through Arabic إِشْبِيلِيَة‎ (ʾišbīliya).
Seville Spanish, English
a city in southwestern Spain; a major port and cultural center; the capital of bullfighting in Spain. Synonyms: Sevilla Example of: city, metropolis, urban center. a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts... [more]
Sigüenza Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Simplicio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Simplicio
Sofia Spanish
From the given name Sofia.
Solano Spanish, Aragonese
From various Spanish place names, which are derived from Spanish solano meaning "place exposed to the sun" (from Late Latin solanus "pertaining to the sun", a derivative of sol "sun")... [more]
Solar Spanish (Rare), Catalan, Aragonese, Asturian
Spanish, Catalan, Aragonese, and Asturian-Leonese: topographic name from Latin solarius ‘ancestral home’ (a derivative of solum ‘ground’, ‘floor’), perhaps denoting someone who lived near or at the house of an important family.
Solis Spanish, English
Solis Name Meaning. Spanish and Asturian-Leonese (Solís): habitational name from Solís in Asturies or a similarly named place elsewhere. English: from a medieval personal name bestowed on a child born after the death of a sibling, from Middle English solace 'comfort', 'consolation'.
Solomón Jewish, Spanish
From the given name Solomón.
Solorio Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the Sierra de Solorio mountain range that straddles Aragon, La Mancha, & Old Castile.
Solórzano Spanish
Habitational name for someone originally from the municipality of Solórzano in Cantabria, Spain.
Soria Spanish (Rare)
The Spanish last name, Soria, comes from a city in Spain called Soria
Sotelo Spanish
From any of various places in Galicia named Soutelo, derived from Galician souto meaning "grove, plantation".
Sotero Galician, Spanish (?)
From the given name Sotero
Sotomayor Spanish
Castilianized form of Soutomaior.
Spain English, Spanish (Anglicized)
Derived from a geographical locality. 'of Spain.' A very early incomer.
Sta Maria Spanish
Means "St. Mary"
Suarez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Suárez primarily used in America and the Philippines.