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.
Jorge Spanish, Portuguese, Occitan
From the given name Jorge.
Jorquera Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
Joséantonio Spanish
From the given name José Antonio.
Juan Spanish
From the given name Juan.
Juancarlos Spanish
From the given name Juan Carlos.
Juanez Spanish
Means “son of Juan
Juarez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Juárez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Julio Spanish
Derived from the forename Julio.
Junio Spanish
From the given name Junio
Jurado Spanish, Portuguese
Occupational name for any of various officials who had to take an oath that they would perform their duty properly, from jurado "sworn", past participle of jurar "to swear" (Latin iurare).
Justino Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Justino
Justo Spanish
From the given name Justo.
Krahe German, Spanish
From the German word Krähe, meaning "crow".... [more]
Labrador Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino
From the root word "labora" meaning labor or work. This means laborer or worker but often associated to farmers as in San Isidro Labrador
Lacerda Portuguese, Spanish
Nickname for someone with remarkably thick or long hair, or with an unusually hairy back or chest. From Spanish and Portuguese la cerda ‘the lock (of hair)’.
La Cotera Spanish
Spanish variant for Hill and/or someone living in a slope, A "cota" in Spanish.
Laguna Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Spain named Laguna meaning "lake, pond" in Spanish.
Lainez Spanish
patronymic from the personal name Laín.
Lana Italian, Spanish
Means "wool" in Spanish and Italian.
Landaverde Spanish
From Spanish landa meaning 'meadow' + verde meaning 'green'.
Lanezo Spanish
Means "Lanezo's street" from Basque abas "Lanezo" and kale "street".
Lanza Italian, Spanish
From the places named "Lanzada".
Lara Spanish
Name of village near Burgos. Derived from latin "lar, laris" - pagan household god.
Largaespada Spanish (Latin American), Central American
Combination of Spanish larga, the feminine form of the adjective largo meaning "long," and espada meaning "sword." It is mostly used in Nicaragua.
Larrazabal Basque, Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Arteaga, Comarca of Arratia-Nerbioi.
Lascellas Spanish
Feminine vaiant of Lascellos.
Laura Spanish
Of uncertain origin; in some cases, it is possibly a habitational name from a place named Laura.
Laureano Spanish
From the given name Laureano
Laurel Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Topographic name for someone who lived by a laurel tree, Spanish laurel (Latin laurus), or a habitational name from Laurel in the Canary Islands.
Leal Portuguese, Spanish
Means "loyal" in Portuguese and Spanish. A famous bearer of this surname is Roberto Leal, a very popular singer in Portugal.
Leandrez Spanish
Spanish cognate of Leandres.
Ledo Spanish, Galician, Portuguese
Nickname from ledo meaning ‘happy’, ‘joyful’
Legaspi Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of Legazpi primarily used in the Philippines.
Leija Spanish (Mexican)
Meaning uncertain, but it might be a variant of Leixà.
Lemõns Spanish (Rare)
Variant of Lemons.
Lemus Spanish
Spanish form of Lèmieux.
Leocadio Spanish
From the given name Leocadio.
Leonado Spanish
The color tawny which is an orange, brown color. This descriptive surname was given to the Filipino people by the Spanish when the Philippines was colonized.
Leonardo Italian, Spanish, German
Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese from the Germanic personal name Leonhard, formed from the elements leo ‘lion’ + hard, ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; this was an early medieval saint’s name (see Leonard).
Leoncio Spanish
From the given name Leoncio.
Leones Spanish
from the spanish term "leon" meaning lion or puma.... [more]
Leonor Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Leonor.
Liberio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Liberio
Liberto Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Liberto.
Librado Spanish
From the given name Librado.
Licona Spanish
Habitational name from a place called Likoa in Basque Country.
Limon Spanish
An occupational name for a grower or seller of the fruit.
Limones Spanish
Plural form of Limon.
Linares Spanish
Means "son of Lineus" from latin "line".
Linde German, Dutch, Jewish, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous lime tree, from Middle High German, Dutch linde, Scandinavian lind. There are several places, especially in North Germany, named with this word... [more]
Liz Spanish
History unknown; surname known in the Dominican Republic
Llanes Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Philippines)
Likely denoted someone who came from the municipality of Llanes in Spain.
Lorén Spanish
A variant of the Spanish personal name Llorente.
Lorez Spanish
Means "son of Lorenzo" in Spanish.
Loya Basque, Spanish
From Basque loya meaning "mud."
Lozada Spanish
Variant of Lozano.
Lucero English, Spanish
The surname "Lucero" was derived from English conquerers who came from England, most likely someone who worked for a king or queen. The term Lucero refers to a "star" or "light carrier" when the English traveled to Spain, the Spanish people gave them the name "Lucero" but earlier was spelled with an "s or Lusero"... [more]
Lucía Spanish, Italian
From the feminine personal name Lucia, feminine derivative of Latin lux meaning "light".
Lugo Spanish
Galician and Spanish habitational name from Lugo, a city in Galicia. This was a Roman settlement under the name of Lucus Augusti ‘grove or wood of Augustus’, but that may have been no more than an adaptation of an earlier name derived from that of the Celtic god Lugos.
Luján Spanish
This is the second last name of Spanish footballer/soccer player Andrés Iniesta.
Lujano Spanish
Spanish: variant of Luján ( see Lujan ).
Luz Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Luz.
Macario Italian, Spanish
From the given name Macario
Macarro Spanish
From the verb Macar meaning 'to bruise'
Macedo Portuguese, Spanish (Latin American)
Referred to a person who worked or lived at an apple orchard. It is derived from Vulgar Latin mattianēta meaning "place with apple trees."
Madera Spanish
describing someone who lived or worked in a forest. the word Madera means "wood" in Spanish. Spanish meaning of surname Wood
Madrigal Spanish
"Madrigal" comes from from the Venetian madregal "simple, ingenuous," from Late Latin matricalis "invented, original," literally "of or from the womb," from matrix (gen. matricis) "womb."
Madriz Spanish, Catalan
patronymic surname meaning "son of Madrileño"; given to a person that came from Madrid, Spain.
Madroñero Spanish
It literally means "strawberry farmer".
Maestre Portuguese, Spanish
Occupational name from old Spanish and Portuguese maestre meaning 'master', 'master craftsman', 'teacher'.
Magaña Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
Magdaleno Spanish
Masculine form of the Biblical name Magdalena.
Mairena Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Andalusian localities: Mairena, Municipality of Nevada, Mairena del Alcor, or Mairena del Aljarafe.
Manjarrés Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
Manrique Spanish
From the given name Manrique.
Mantilla Spanish
Spanish: from mantilla ‘mantilla’, ‘scarf worn over the head and shoulders’, presumably an occupational name for a maker of mantillas or a descriptive name for someone who habitually wore such a garment.
Manuel Spanish, Portuguese, French, German
Derived from the given name Manuel.
Manuel Catalan, Spanish
Possibly also a habitational name from Manuel in Valencia province.
Manzano Spanish (Mexican)
Habitational name from any of various minor places named Manzano, or a topographic name for someone who lived by an apple tree or orchard, from Spanish manzano ‘apple tree’, Old Spanish maçano, from maçana ‘apple’, Late Latin (mala) Mattiana, a type of apple named in honor of the 1st century bc horticultural writer Gaius Matius.
Maqueda Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the Manchego municipality or the neighborhood of the Andalusian municipality of Málaga.
Marcelo Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Marcelo.
Marchant French, English, Spanish
Variant of Marchand, from French marchand meaning "merchant, mercantile". Though it is of French origin, it was transferred into the Spanish-speaking world, especially Chile, by French invasion of the Iberian Peninsula.
Marchena Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 4 Andalusian localities or 1 Murcian locality.
Marcial Spanish
From the given name Marcial
Marciano Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Derived from the given name Marciano
Marco Spanish, Italian
From the personal name Marco, from Latin Marcus (see Mark).
Marcos Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino
From the given name Marcos. A famous bearer was Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos (1917-1989).
Mares Spanish
A quarternary sand used in construction.
Mariano Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the personal name Mariano
Marinez Spanish
Means "son of Marino" in Spanish.
Maripan Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning unknown, mostly used in Chile.
Marmolejo Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
Marquina Spanish
Spanish form of any of several Basque towns called "Markina".
Marrero Italian, Spanish
Maker of spades or hoes. Marra spade
Marroquin Spanish
Spanish or Portuguese
Marte Spanish, Italian
From the given name Marte 2.
Martelle English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese
English and German: from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Martin or Marta.... [more]
Martes Spanish
Pet form of Marte.
Martinien Spanish (Latin American)
A rare Latin American form of Martinez or Martin, meaning "Warring" or "At war"
Marzon Spanish
Is a portmanteau of the words mar, meaning sea, and corazon, meaning heart.
Matamoros Spanish
Given to the Apostle James, who according to tradition helped Christians to fight against the Moors.
Matarrita Spanish (Latin American)
Mostly used in Costa Rica.
Mathias French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Dutch: from the personal name Mathias (see Matthew).... [more]
Matias Filipino, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Czech (Americanized)
Spanish (Matías), Portuguese, and Dutch: from the personal name (see Matthew).... [more]
Mauleon Spanish (Archaic)
All I know is that there is a place in spain "Basque Country" that their town, apartments, holtes are named Mauleon. The language spoken is Basque a form of "Spanish and French"
Mauricio Spanish
From the given name Mauricio
Mayorga Spanish
habitational name, taken on from the place name Mayorga in Valladolid province of Castile.
Medrano Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
Mejia Spanish
Spanish (Mejía): probably from a religious byname (possibly under Jewish influence), from a vernacular form of Latin, Greek Messias ‘Messiah’, from Hebrew māšīaḥ ‘anointed’.
Melchor Spanish
Derived from the given name Melchor.
Melendez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Meléndez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Melgar Spanish
Topographical name for someone who lived by a field of lucerne, Spanish melgar (a collective derivative of mielga 'lucerne', Late Latin melica, for classical Latin Medica (herba) 'plant' from Media).
Melgosa Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Castilian municipalities, Melgosa de Burgos or Melgosa de Villadiego. It could also indicate familial origin within the Manchego municipality La Melgosa.
Melillo Spanish, Italian
describing someone who worked on an apple orchard,harvesting and selling apples from the italian mela
Melquíades Spanish
From the given name Melquíades.
Mendez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Méndez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Mendosa Spanish
Variant spelling of Mendoza.
Menendez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Menéndez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Meneses Spanish (Caribbean)
Meneses is my maternal grandfather's surname. He was born in Cuba in 1888 but his family came from Spain in the 1800's... [more]
Mengíbar Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
Mercado Spanish
Topographic name for someone living by a market or metonymic occupational name for a market trader, from Spanish mercado meaning "market".
Mercedes Spanish (Caribbean)
Means "mercies," from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, María de las Mercedes, meaning "Mary of Mercies."
Merino Spanish
"Merino" where a kind of medieval judges in the kingdoms of Castille and Navarre (nowadays Spain). Besides solving controversies among the people, could have some role in the organization of their territories.... [more]
Mesa Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Spain called Mesa meaning "table" or "mesa" in Spanish (referring to a flat area of land).
Meseta Spanish (Mexican)
Meaning "plateau" in Spanish. Primarily used mostly in Mexico.
Mesías Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish, meaning Messiah.
Mestanza Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Mídeno Spanish (Canarian, Archaic)
From Guanche *mīdĭdăn, meaning "legitimate humans". This surname was borne by Guanche people.
Mieles Italian, Spanish, French
Meaning "honey".
Mier Spanish, Dutch, English (American)
As a Spanish name relates to late summer and means "harvest" or "ripened".... [more]
Miguel Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Miguel.
Miguelañez Spanish
Derived from the given name Miguel.
Mijangos Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Merindad de Cuesta Urria.
Milán Spanish
Spanish form of Milan.
Miqueletos Spanish
From the Spanish given name Miguel.
Miramontes Spanish
Looker of mountains.
Miranda Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish
Habitational name from any of numerous places in Spain and Portugal called Miranda. The derivation of the place name is uncertain; it may be of pre-Roman origin, or from Latin miranda "view, outlook".
Moclin Spanish
A town positioned outside of Granada and Toledo Spain, its current occupants number in the thousands. But, 700’s this town was positioned in a mist of sprawling Moorish control. And, for the next 800 years, it was the epic center of Europe’s culture and medicine... [more]
Mondragón Spanish
From the name of a town in Basque County, Spain, which is derived from Latin mons draconis meaning "dragon mountain".
Mondragon Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Mondragón chiefly used in America and the Philippines.
Monteblanco French, Spanish
Originally from France "Mont Blanc" but translated when arrived in Spain.
Montehermoso Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted someone from the municipality of Montehermoso in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain.
Montemayor Spanish
Habitational name from any of several places called Montemayor, from monte meaning "mountain" + mayor meaning "main", "larger", "greater", in particular in the provinces of Cordova, Salamanca, and Valladolid.
Montenegro Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name for someone originally from any of the various locations in Spain and Portugal named Montenegro, from Spanish and Portuguese monte meaning "mountain, hill" and negro meaning "black".
Monterosa Spanish (Latin American)
From Spanish monte meaning "mountain", and rosa meaning "pink, rose".
Montes Spanish
Derived from Spanish monte "mountain".
Montes De Oca Spanish
Spanish surname meaning "mounts of goose".
Montevirgen Spanish (Philippines)
From the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Montevirgen, meaning "Our Lady of Mount Virgin," dedicated at the Convento de Montevirgen (Convent of Mount Virgin) in the municipality of Villalba de los Barros, located in Extremadura's Badajoz province in western Spain.
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’.
Mota Spanish, Portuguese
Topographic name for someone who lived by a fortified stronghold.
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]
Narciso Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Narciso.
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.
Natalio Spanish
From the given name Natalio.
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'
Nicasio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Nicasio.
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".
Obligacion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish obligación meaning "obligation."
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.