Find out the meaning and history behind your last name. We have thousands of names from cultures around the world.
Do you have an Indian last name? Maybe a Jewish last name? Find out the meaning and history behind your last name here.
We never really think about our last names, until it’s time to change them (or keep them!) for marriage or until we have children of our own and we need to come up with some first names that work! Knowing the meaning and origin of your surname can help you find a good fit for your baby’s name, whether you’d like to match the ancestry of the two names, or you’re looking for a first name meaning that complements that of your last name.
If you’re not sure of the origins of your surname, it’s time to do some research! You can learn a lot by simply googling your last name. You might even take it a step further and study your family ancestry in greater detail.
Start here! We have thousands of names from cultures around the world. You're bound to find the origin of your last name here!
See also: First names by country of origin