Your Name Origin

Tell us your name and its country/region of origin. If you know its meaning, mention that too!


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Profile photo of Cliff Johnson Cliff Johnson November 21, 2014 at 12:02 am

My First Name Is Clifton In My Name Doesn’t Stand Nothing In My Last Name Is Johnson & Clinton in my name goes way back For Years.

Profile photo of Stephanie Stephanie November 5, 2014 at 11:21 pm

From the web site Think Baby Names

Stephanie \s-tepha-nie, st(e)-phanie\ as a girl’s name is pronounced STEFF-a-nee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Stephanie is “garland, crown”.

My ethnicity

My mother is White and my father is Chinese.

Profile photo of lamya lamya November 4, 2014 at 12:21 am

‘Lamy’ is arabic for a young deer i’ve been told

Profile photo of Leah Leah November 2, 2014 at 6:41 pm
Profile photo of Leah Leah November 2, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Is it ok if I sent in two different pictures? I wasn’t sure which one I liked so I sent in two. I hope that’s ok. Also, this site doesn’t seem to be working. It keeps logging me in and out.

Profile photo of Andrea Tennille Andrea Tennille October 31, 2014 at 4:27 am

Andrea: Means manly; from Greek andros [masculine]
Tennille: I don’t really know. My dad named me after Cathryn Antoinette “Toni” Tennille from Captain & Tennille
Vandever: Means “from the far [distance]” in Dutch; van (from) de (the) ver (distance/far)

Profile photo of Tiffany Tiffany October 30, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Tiffany /ˈtɪfəni/ is an English form of the Greek Theophania. It was formerly often given to children born on the feast of Theophania, that is, Epiphany.[2] The equivalent Greek male name is Theophanes (Θεοφάνης), commonly shortened to Phanis (Φάνης) and the female is Theophania (Θεοφανία) or Theophano (Θεοφανώ), colloquially Phani (Φανή).

The name was popular in the US during the 1980s and early 1990s – between 1980 and 1991 the number of babies named Tiffany born each year exceeded 10,000, peaking at 18,361 in 1988. [3]

Profile photo of Savannah Savannah October 30, 2014 at 12:23 am

My name is Savannah it is of Spanish origin it means treeless plain

Profile photo of Reese Reese October 29, 2014 at 5:51 am

My name is Charisse. It’s derived from French, English, Greek and German origins and it means Gracefulness, Beauty, Love & Kindness…

joss October 8, 2014 at 6:34 pm

My father is 50% Black and 50% Italian. My mother is 100% Austrian. My name, Jocelyn, was a surname derived from the french Joscelin.

Profile photo of Nick Quiroga Nick Quiroga October 6, 2014 at 3:12 am

My name is Nick which comes from Greece and it means ‘Victory’

Profile photo of sarath sarath September 30, 2014 at 9:24 am

I’m Sarath, which means “autumn” season in Malayalam language.

Profile photo of Brianna Mosquera Brianna Mosquera September 19, 2014 at 3:12 am

Surname: Mosquera- Mosquera is a surname of Spanish, in particular Galician, origin. The family crest states (Spanish) Gallego. Comes from the mansion of the family’s founder, Ramiro de Mosquera, taking the last name from his hacienda. Spanish: topographic name for someone who lived in a place that was infested with flies or mosquitos, from a derivative of mosca ‘fly’.

First Name: Brianna- t is of Irish, Gaelic and Celtic origin, and the meaning of Brianna is “high, noble, exalted”. May also possibly mean “strong”. A contemporary feminine form of Brian, found occasionally in England since the 16th century. People with this name have a deep inner desire to inspire others in a higher cause, and to share their own strongly held views on spiritual matters. People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions. They tend to be optimistic, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily. They may be changeable, restless, untidy, and rebellious.

Profile photo of Mixed Mixed August 25, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Are people allowed to edit their posts/entries and username? What if I want to change something. . . I might want to change my username later. I didn’t know what to choose, so I just picked this.

Profile photo of Curtis Curtis August 6, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Surname:McDonald scottish orgin, from my great-grandfather.

Profile photo of sakura sakura July 31, 2014 at 8:46 am

well, my Japanese name is Sakura Miyakawa. Miyakawa 宮川 means shrine river and Sakura さくら (Or桜) means cherry blossom. English first name though is Evelyn…. I think it comes from greece? or old french? meaning.. hazelnut lol. but I’m not sure. When I looked online, in other languages it means “life”.. so confusing x_x

Profile photo of Jillian Jillian July 24, 2014 at 5:46 am

My first name is Jillian and it means “Youthful” in Latin. My last name is Coelho which is Portuguese, translates to “rabbit”.

Profile photo of Carl Carl July 17, 2014 at 12:03 am

Father Black
Mother White
6 foot 3

Profile photo of Ravi Ray Purohit Ravi Ray Purohit July 12, 2014 at 4:33 am

My name is Ravi Ray Purohit (रविराय पुरोहित :- Samskrit) Ravi means the sun and Ray means king and Purohit means priest so my name means ” The greatest in all priest, like sun is greatest in all stars and planets”

Profile photo of KayeAminah KayeAminah July 1, 2014 at 2:13 am

My name is Karen, it is a Danish form of Catherine/Katherine meaning “pure/purity”. There is also an ethnic tribe in Thailand-Burma named the “Karen” also a language is spoken in that community called the Karen language which is made up of four languages :).

Profile photo of Mychaela Mychaela June 24, 2014 at 5:50 am

My name has many different spelling variations .It’s the Latin feminine version of the male name Michael , which is the name of my oldest brother and his son, my nephew . My first name means “Who is like God?” It has English origins . My last name has English, Scottish and Irish origins .It’s also the name of a color… but that’s not what it means. It doesn’t have a definition exactly… Brown also has one other spelling variation . In Ireland, Scotland and Great Britain , it was sometimes spelled like this-Broun .

Profile photo of msjuggalo247 msjuggalo247 June 12, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Jessica – Of uncertain derivation and meaning, Jessica might be an elaboration of Jessie, which was originally a pet form of Janet and Jean. Alternatively, it can be interpreted as an elaborated feminine form of Jesse, which is derived from the Hebrew yīshai (gift).

Brown- English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brun or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname.

Mother: 1/2 Irish, 1/2 German and a small amount of English
Father: 1/2 Irish and 1/8 Native American (Mohawk)

Profile photo of djthediva djthediva June 12, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Darianna Banhi Adrienne Gupta-Rodriguez
First Name: My first name is Darian short for Darianna. It’s American and my father came up with it since his name is Darin.
First Middle Name: My first middle name is Banhi. I don’t like it though. It’s Indian and means flame. My mother is 50% Indian and 50% African American. Her father is full African American and her mother was full Indian. So my mom is mixed.
Second Middle Name: My second middle name is Adrienne. It’s Spanish. My father is Caucasian and Puerto Rican/Ecuadorian. Adrienne doesn’t have a meaning I think. My fathers mother was Puerto Rican and Caucasian and father was full Ecuadorian. I just like to say I’m Hispanic cause Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian are both Hispanic. My grandparents were just different Hispanics.
First Last Name: The last name I was born with is my mothers. It’s Gupta. It’s Indian. My mother soon changed it to Rodriguez
Second Last Name: My last name was changed to Rodriguez when I was 6. My mom was told children are supposed to have their dad’s last name and my dad’s last name is Rodriguez. Rodriguez is Spanish.

Profile photo of michele2055 michele2055 June 8, 2014 at 3:01 am

Morgan is the last name
Origin-Haiti(ancestors traced to France, Holland, Haiti)

Profile photo of michele2055 michele2055 June 8, 2014 at 2:59 am

Mother(African American, German, Cherokee, French)
Father (Haitian born-Holland, French)

Profile photo of Saminam Saminam June 2, 2014 at 10:20 am

Oh! My name is Kennedy ! :) It’s my first name ! :)

stas June 1, 2014 at 11:48 am

My name’s kinda long.. Reaghan Kennedy Elijíana De Randón.
My first name(s) Reaghan is of Celtic origin, basically meaning one of a small ruler / noble. Kennedy (actually spelled Kynnadi btw) means helmeted chief or armoured head.
My middle name : Elijíana (various spelling.. Elyana, Eliana, Eleanna etc.) Depending where you’re from it varies on meaning. This time it happens to be of French and Spanish orgins meaning, light and moon. Typically you’ll here this name being referenced to Hebrew origins meaning “God has answered me”
My last name is both parents but I usually only use one as my name is long enough.
Randón or Randon is French first found in Languedoc a providence in France.
Secondly is McAfee is Scottish coming from one of clan Mac Dubhshithe or one of Dubhshithe. My name pretty much makes sense I’m Scots-Irish, French, Cuban(Spanish) and Egyptian.

Profile photo of CourtneyAnn CourtneyAnn May 25, 2014 at 4:33 pm

my name is Courtney Ann Elliott and my first name comes from France and my name means Courtenay.
my middle name is : Ann and it is Hebrew and means Anna- Gracious .
my last name is: Elliott and it is Hebrew and means form of ELIJAH – Lord is my God. Formerly a surname.
but my soon to be married name is Caldwell.
Caldwell means caldwell means cold off spring and comes from Scottish

Profile photo of kathryn kathryn May 15, 2014 at 9:28 pm

my name is greek for pure and celtic for pure and virginal

Profile photo of pgarza98 pgarza98 May 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm

I have an English name but I am Mexican, I’m totally white and my parents too, I have Spanish surnames, one of them is Garza that is from Catalan origin, my ethnicity is Catalan, Valencian and Galician (Spanish), so I am a white hispanic, I speak Spanish, English, Catalan, German and French.

Profile photo of nick20F nick20F March 24, 2014 at 1:50 am

My name has Louisiana creole origin.

Joseph. But dad is half mexican. And took his mother’s surname.

Profile photo of chamcham chamcham February 25, 2014 at 2:41 am


Profile photo of jasherjordii jasherjordii February 8, 2014 at 2:53 am

first name: Jasher, it’s hebrew and means “the righteous one” my middle name is Jordan, it’s also hebrew and means “descends” and my last name is Guiel. it’s not my ethnic last name though, my paternal grandfather was adopted. his last name was Hendren. I’m not sure of it’s origins, although it sounds very british.

Profile photo of CaramelChiq CaramelChiq February 4, 2014 at 8:29 pm

First name is northeastern African meaning, “most beautiful flower”. Last name is Castilian. Not sure what it means.

Profile photo of Mixx Chica98 Mixx Chica98 January 30, 2014 at 12:34 pm

My Last Meaning
Clark is an English surname in the English language, ultimately derived from the Latin clericus meaning “scribe”, “secretary” or a scholar within a religious order, referring to someone who was educated. Clark evolved from “clerk”.

Profile photo of Nina06 Nina06 January 28, 2014 at 1:56 pm

My original name is Djouher ( sometimes credited as “Jawhara”, “Jawaher”) – It means “pearl”in Arabic.

this name is often given in North Africa, especially in Berber areas.

Profile photo of Sara Marie Sara Marie January 23, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Sara means “Princess”.

Profile photo of Rebecca Rebecca January 14, 2014 at 7:50 pm

My Maiden name is Woldstad (Norwegian) I’ve heard it means wolf standing.

Profile photo of cdhinton62 cdhinton62 December 16, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Hinton (England)

Profile photo of zouava zouava December 12, 2013 at 7:39 pm

My name is French. Means Beauty, In Control.

Profile photo of cindystar cindystar October 29, 2013 at 2:45 am

my name in Arabic is Sundos. it mean silk like the heaven.

Profile photo of NichtsBereuen NichtsBereuen October 16, 2013 at 6:01 pm

My family name is Caliskan. The name is turkish and it means hardworking.

Profile photo of RAB9393 RAB9393 October 8, 2013 at 10:40 am

My first name, Raymond, is of English and French origin.
My middle name is Angelo, is Italian, and is also my dad’s first name even though he isn’t Italian he is Greek/Irish.
I have both of my parent’s surnames. Monaghan is my dad’s surname and is Irish originating from the province of Connacht. Brunetto is my mom’s surname which is Italian and originates from Campania or Sicilia.

Profile photo of Katruby Katruby September 24, 2013 at 6:02 am

my last name is Sasko, which is from my dad’s Polish/Czech side. Dont know too much about it or what it means. I could be wrong but i believe its derived from the name Saskovich. Anyone out there know anything about it?
My first name is Kathryn. Yeah, i spell it the cool way lol :p

Profile photo of nickl45 nickl45 September 22, 2013 at 4:56 am

My name is Nick not Nicholas. My full name is Nick Charles Reagan L. Nick is Greek for “victory of the people” and also is from the 1930’s series ‘The Thin Man’. My middle name Charles comes from the ‘Thin Man’ too and my moms neighbor. Finally Reagan comes from Ronald Reagan. He was the first person both my parents voted for. My last name means, sub hoc signo vinces or ‘under this sign we will conquer’

Profile photo of ilovekayamoretto ilovekayamoretto September 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm

My name is Aimée Picchetti-Geoffroy.
I am a girl, in case you’re not sure, based on my first name.
My mother is French and my dad’s Italian, and we have lived in Southern California for six years.
French is my native language, and I speak fluent English, but only I only speak Italian at an advanced level – not fluent.
My first name, Aimée (pronounced: eh-may) is French. It is the French word for ‘loved’. Gay, I know, but moving on.
Picchetti (pronounced: pick-et-tee) is my dad’s surname and it is Italian.
Geoffroy (pronouced: jaw-fwah) is my mom’s surname and it is French.
My brothers’ and sisters’ names, by the way; are Nico, Olivier, Valentina and Juillet.
Juillet is the French word for July; Nico and Valentina are Italian and Olivier is French.
My mom’s name is Marianne (French, obviously) and my dad’s name is Luca (Italian, obviously).

Profile photo of LipsOfNefertiti LipsOfNefertiti August 20, 2013 at 10:18 pm

My name is Jannah,

Which means “Paradise” and or “Heaven” In Arabic.

Profile photo of Shahrazade Shahrazade August 12, 2013 at 7:23 pm

My name is Sabirah. That means “patient” in arabic

Profile photo of lookitsamya lookitsamya August 12, 2013 at 2:34 am

My name is Amya, it’s pronounced “ahhhm-ya” (not “aim-ya!”) and it’s Hebrew and means “people of g-d”

Profile photo of katya katya August 10, 2013 at 12:03 pm

My name Katya is a russian and means clear

Profile photo of Renae Renae August 8, 2013 at 3:18 am

well my name is German and it means to be born again. sweet huh? :/

Profile photo of Renae Renae August 8, 2013 at 3:18 am

… name is from Germany just to clear anything up

Profile photo of adilbaradia adilbaradia July 15, 2013 at 5:15 am

my name is is an Arabic male name that is derived from the Arabic word Adl, which means fairness and justice.

Profile photo of cupcake67 cupcake67 July 17, 2013 at 2:57 pm

My name is mia pronounced as mee_ah

Profile photo of Malik Malik July 8, 2013 at 6:42 am

My name is Malik pronounced Muh-Leek. It means African King.

Profile photo of zebulun zebulun August 17, 2013 at 8:30 am

Little correction your name doesn’t mean african king. It just means “king”. In hebrew and arabic it means king. It’s very very old word used in the middle east.

Profile photo of Nina06 Nina06 January 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Yes Malik is a semitic name which simply mean “king”. Very popular in muslim countries

Profile photo of Chanika Chanika July 1, 2013 at 9:07 am

My name is Chanika. Pronounced cha-nee-kah. It is Pali/Sanskrit (Indian languages) and means mother/cherish.

Profile photo of anashe anashe June 28, 2013 at 6:23 am

My first name is Anashe. Pronounced o/ah – nah – sheh. It is Armenian and means resurrection. I’m only 1 out of 10 people in the world with it as a name! And one is my 3rd cousin haha :)

Profile photo of kasija kasija June 24, 2013 at 9:44 am

My name is Kasija, which is pronounced ‘KAH-SHA’ and is Polish. It means ‘Pure’.

Profile photo of Morte_Ceifeiro Morte_Ceifeiro July 21, 2013 at 2:29 am

My name is mattea ma-tay-uh IT Means gift of god in hebrews

Profile photo of loree305 loree305 June 23, 2013 at 6:59 am

My first name is Lauren which is English and my last name is Cameron which is Scottish.

Profile photo of StevenRiveraValentin StevenRiveraValentin June 9, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Steven Rivera Valentin
My middle name Rivera is Spanish: habitational name from any of the places named Rivera, a variant of Ribera.Italian: northern variant of the southern (especially Sicily)…My last name Valentin is a French, northeastern Italian, Spanish (Valentín), German, Swedish, Danish, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic).

Profile photo of SMAGLOIRE SMAGLOIRE June 9, 2013 at 7:39 am

im haitian born in brooklyn new york

Profile photo of Adilet Adilet May 23, 2013 at 9:09 am

My name is Adilet , means justice in arab language

Profile photo of lethalrosas lethalrosas May 16, 2013 at 12:54 am

I honestly hate my real name, it’s really Japanese. lol i’m named after the empress of japan. But it means 美智子 — beautiful wise child
美千子 — child of a thousand beauties
見知子– child of recognition
典子 — born on a lucky planet
道子 — child of the way blah blah blah

Profile photo of sakura sakura July 31, 2014 at 8:40 am

don’t worry~ it’s good~. :D power of words. my relative’s name is yasuko and because of her name, she never got super sick and lived over a hundred years old :)

Profile photo of Tanja Tanja May 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm

My name is Tanja. In Norway we pronounce it T AH N – y ah. Tanja is a native Russian pet form of the female name Tatjana, who translated ‘father girl’ or ‘Fairy Queen’. It may also have its origin in the Latin name Tatianus which is formed by the Roman family name Tatius.

Eddiesha1 March 28, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Origins in Britain and Ireland
The original meaning of the name comes from Cuilieann which in primitive Gaelic meaning “holly” as in the holly tree, on account of its sacred and mystic properties. The holly tree also came to represent a symbol of the sacred geneology of ancient Ireland.

Profile photo of skittles101 India Aaliyah Paul March 18, 2013 at 11:24 pm

My first name, India, is American for the subcontinent, India, which derives from the name of the Indus River. My middle name, Aaliyah, is Arabic and English and is the feminine form of Aali. My last name, which is my maiden name, is Paul, which is English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, and Biblical, which derives from the family name Paulus, which means ”small” or “humble” in Latin.

Natty March 10, 2013 at 7:39 am

Meaning: Its source is Natalia, a Latin name meaning “The Lord’s birthday.”

Origin: “Natalia.”

Languages: This girl’s name is used in Polish.

Nickname For: Natalia

Narrative: This name refers to Christmas day, the Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. The male name Noel has a similar meaning.

Natty March 10, 2013 at 7:37 am

Polish Name Meaning – hope
Origin – Poland

victoria February 26, 2013 at 9:41 pm

My surname is Blair :)

xoshannonxbabyxo February 22, 2013 at 7:47 pm

smart old wise one :)

Profile photo of Fabrycio Cliffye February 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Fabrycio means is a Teutonic name and it means ”craftsman”.

Profile photo of zebulun zebulun August 17, 2013 at 8:41 am

Your name is actually spanish. Fabrico. Italian version is Fabrizio. From the romance languages.
Arbeiter would closest “teutonic version”

limetrees February 16, 2013 at 7:33 pm

My name is Amaris. It’s Hebrew and it means “God has promised”.

mcdahippie February 25, 2013 at 4:58 am

I love that!!!! (Is it exclusively female or male or can it be gender neutral?)

Profile photo of jaronwaters Jaron1121 February 15, 2013 at 11:09 pm

My name is Jaron. It is from Hebrew origin; and it means to sing to cry out; it also means to rejoice! it’s pronounced JO-RAHN!

HOTLIMIT February 10, 2013 at 11:46 am

At. Apparently it is a common South Asian name in countries such as Myanmar and Nepal. My last names are Dye which is a common European surname in several countries and Tashima which is a rarer Japanese surname meaning rice island.

bory diaf February 9, 2013 at 9:31 pm


MelissaBarker4290 February 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Melissa is Greek, meaning honey bee. Renee is French like my mother’s family. It means reborn

razorsteam February 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Carl. It’s a nordic name. Means ”free man”. Can also mean ”king”. My middle name is Erik which is also a nordic/germanic name. It means ”The honored”. It’s also a kings name.

Malik Macuto Romero January 31, 2013 at 12:26 am

Malik: Arab for king of the African desert (this is a common african name as well)
Macuto: Taino native american for basket of tree vines ( witch means that a person is hard on the outside and protects the inside with passion )
Romero: The guy that owned my slave families spanish last name

jeff77 January 13, 2013 at 8:50 pm

I was born on Guam but trying to find out my ancestry

Exxxotic_Neni January 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm

How do you not know your background?

Profile photo of Exposing Fakes Exposing Fakes October 16, 2014 at 8:55 am

Maybe they were adopted. Stop asking rude questions. Not everyone knows their ethnic background!!!!! Ignorant!!!!!

Jabari Gibson 1 January 12, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Name : Jabari- it’s African for brave

keyziee January 9, 2013 at 5:53 am

my name is keira means dark ,, its so common in uk n australia
my last name is canner
middle name: laura jasmine
im asian fully . i use my step dad’s surname

LoveZakka December 28, 2012 at 6:49 am

First name: Chikere- ‘God’s Gift’ in Swahili
Last name: Zakka- it has many meanings. It comes from Zakat which means charity in arabic. Mostly means ‘Purity’ in Arabic

Profile photo of Alina Alina December 11, 2012 at 6:11 pm

First name: Alina – meaning light, mostly used in poland, Germany, Finland and Italy.
Last name: Sokolowski – polish surname derived from the surname Sokol.

I am of polish and ukrainian ethnicity from my dad and german, french and italian from my mom and my nationality is german and i daily live in Leipzigo.

Reina December 10, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Reina: Spanish; “queen”.

Shortened form of the Spanish “Reynalda” meaning counselor or ruler. ^_^

Lovelybianca_93 December 9, 2012 at 10:31 am

First name: Bianca. It’s Italian for white or viabrant.
Middle name: Lynette. It’s French for little love or little beauty, I forgot
Last name #1: Graves. An old English name. In Spanish, Grave means very ill/injured, similular meaning in French as well.
Last name #2: Shabazz. It’s Arabic I believe and I’m not sure of the meaning I’ll ask my father you is Malik Ameen Shabazz. My brother is Taj Amir Shabazz

alex11432 December 2, 2012 at 6:53 am

My First Name is : Alex Last name is Khan

I’m mix with , 25% Irish, 25% Iranian, 25% Indian & Arabian & 25% Bangladeshi & British – Technically Born in USA Officially Bangladeshi

miya November 29, 2012 at 7:35 am

well my last name is Goldschmidt youngblood…(its long german and my first name is miya…

Profile photo of Edric Edric November 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm

My last name is Yazmi which is an Arabic name and first Edric is English.

Profile photo of honoshikun honoshikun November 18, 2012 at 7:26 pm

My surname is McCullough, it’s a Scots-Irish name anglicised from “Mac Cu Ulaidh” meaning “Boar of Ulster” in Gaelige. It originates from Scottish MacCulloch clan, who came to Northern Ireland eventually. Most McCullough ‘s were originally centered around the Belfast area and County Antrim.

Maitreya December 2, 2012 at 10:25 pm

The original MacCullach means “son of the boar”, but “Mac Cú Uladh” actually means “son of the hound of Ulster”. Great warriors were commonly referred to as “hounds” in Ireland, most famously the mythological hero Cú Chulainn of the Ulster Cycle, who incidentally is often called “the hound of Ulster” in modern times. It’s believed that MacCullach was sometimes altered by folk etymology to Mac Cú Uladh after the family arrived in Northern Ireland.

Lisa Collins November 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm

My Surname is Collins-(Ó Coileáin):has a variety of likely origins in Britain and Ireland
1.Anglo-Saxon: A patronymic surname based on the name Colin, an English diminutive form of Nicholas. In England, Collins usually signified “son of Colin.”
2.Irish: “cuilein” = darling, a term of endearment applied to a whelp or young animal. The medieval surname was Ua Cuiléin, which has usually become Ó Coileáin today.
3.Welsh: Collen = hazel, hazel grove.

Reegz November 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

Regan is an Anglicized form of the Irish surname Ó Riagáin (“son of Riagán”) derived from the Irish personal name Riagán, which means “little king” SOURCE:

MixedBaby01 November 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm


KoreanItaliano November 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Last name is Volta, which is obviously Italian origin.

BooBoo November 2, 2012 at 5:25 am

My name Annabelle means Lovable in Latin ,my surname means Daring and brave

Starr October 20, 2012 at 3:01 pm

my surname carter was a english used mostly in the united kingdom.

Kirk October 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm

my last name is Coste-Matos, it comes from Santiago and La Vega Dominican Republic

Profile photo of Kristen Kristen October 12, 2012 at 1:50 am

My father never knew his biological father, and he hated his step-father, so he adopted his own last name (Carmichael-no family meaning). His family name on his mother’s side is, Duhon (pronounced Do-yaw…french). His maternal side is Louisiana Creole.

My first name (Kristen) is German I believe, and my mother’s maternal side is German.

Profile photo of Adrienne John Adrienne John October 9, 2012 at 12:09 am

I never researched my last name to be honest – My first name is french tho- Adrienne, considering my country was once a colony of the french, spanish and english it makes sense

Profile photo of Aiko Aiko October 5, 2012 at 3:27 am

I was born with the last name Pace which is from my mom’s side and is from Italy, and Germany. My last name was changed when i was 2 to my dad’s last name Cheval which is French.

LucindaTaylor October 4, 2012 at 7:09 pm

My surname is ‘Taylor’ which is English (makes sense because both my parents are part English. My mothers maiden name is ‘Locklear’ (Lumbee). Also my great grandfather was a ‘Lewthwaite’ which is Anglo-Saxon, so I’m very distantly German :)

seagullsegh October 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I’m Lumbee too! My grandmother’s grandma was a Revels!

Profile photo of Tyrone Tyrone October 4, 2012 at 8:13 am

I just found out that my name TYRONE is a common BLACK name from the Ghettos of America. Im from New Zealand and Im not Black im half samoan half indian.

Maitreya December 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Tyrone is common among African Americans today, but it’s originally Irish. The first name is derived from the surname Tyrone, which is itself derived from county Tyrone in Ulster. The original Irish name of the county is “Tir Eoghain”, meaning “land of Eoghain”, often anglicized to “land of Owen”.

Jen September 17, 2012 at 3:56 am


Sam September 15, 2012 at 5:34 am

My last name is Larson

I’m not very sure which side of my family it comes from but my mothers ethnicity is Swedish, and German. My fathers ethnicity is also Swedish, but Norwegian, Danish, and I’ve been told Icelandic which is Iceland I believe. I think if my last name is Swedish it should be Larsson but I’m not sure.

Maitreya December 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

It’s more complicated than you think. Both Larson and Larsson are common in Sweden, while Larsen (or in some cases Larssen) is common in both Denmark and Norway. However, (assuming you’re American) it was common for Scandinavian immigrants to “Americanize” their surnames, so that Larson could originally have been Larson, Larsson, Larsen or Larssen. In any case, Larson is originally a patronymic, meaning simply “son of Lars”, Lars being the Scandinavian form of Lawrence (from Latin Laurentius).

Profile photo of Alina Alina September 9, 2012 at 9:58 pm

My first last name is Perez is spanish, and my second last name is Ivanenko is ukrainian

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Profile photo of Derek Antalek Derek Antalek September 8, 2012 at 1:43 am

My last name Antalek comes from kuty slovakia!

Profile photo of Brianna Brianna September 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm

My last name is Fernandez it is from Spain

akeatia September 1, 2012 at 5:56 am

My last name is Bogue, which is French but I am not French. It my step grandfathers name. My biological ancestors name is birdwell. It is English or Scottish, which is funky since I am not either. It was adopted by my native American ancestors, in lieu of a tribal name.

amandama August 31, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Last name is Anderson, but it was anglicized from Ashkenazi, a common Jewish last name that means Jew from Germany/Europe!

Profile photo of Pamela Oringer Pamela Oringer August 16, 2012 at 7:53 am

I legally have two last names that are on my birth certificate. Both my father’s and my mother’s last names.

My paternal one is Oringer and it originates from Austria. My great great grandfather, I believe, was a Jew from Austria.

My maternal last name is Hammer and it originates from Germany. However, my great grandfather was a Jew from Romania and was GIVEN this last name when he arrived in the US on Ellis Island. I don’t know what his original last name was but it was most likely Romanian.

SuperSinger August 6, 2012 at 4:03 am

My last name is Harvey anyone know what that means or comes from??? And if you could find out where Layton comes from and what it means its my dad’s side?!?! Thanks a bunch ^.^

Jyajure August 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Hi, my paternal surname is Yajure; it is very unusual, but in Venezuela, where I’m from, there are many people with this surname. I think to it is native, or this came from Africa or Middle East. There are many people out there with similars surnames.

My maternal surname is Ochoa, it is spanish, but my grandfather was afrodescendent, maybe descendent of slaves. Others surnames in my family also are spanish, as Arias, Flores, inter alia.

kobebeef415 July 31, 2012 at 7:44 am

My last name is Gudino used to be Gudiño in Mexico probably used to originate from Spain but I don’t know could someone help?

brandon July 28, 2012 at 2:55 am

hi my last name is pardo and would like to have more info on please’

Kallisti July 29, 2012 at 11:22 am

Hey there. Apparently, it is originally from Galicia, N Spain and it refers to something ”dark”. It is derived from the Latin ”leopardus”, because of the dark colour of this animal. Likewise, in Cuba it is used as a synonym of ”mulatto”.
Hope that was helpful :)

Profile photo of Spudgy Spudgy July 25, 2012 at 4:46 am

My dads last name is Garner which I think is English, I don’t know my Japanese grandmother’s maiden name, my mother’s maiden name is DiBuono which is Italian, My Italian grandmother’s maiden name is DeVita and her mother’s maiden name is Sgroi or Scroy.

dadynm July 25, 2012 at 3:41 am

What is the name Marshall and thiekle

Profile photo of Andrea67 Andrea67 July 23, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Ivette is of French and/or spanish origan.
My name means Gracious life.
& it also means A goddess-y woman who pretty much excels in everything she sets her mind to, and more. She has a nice rack. She should probably consider a career in the acting, culinary or TEACHING industry to give her gifts to the world, she might be great starring in musicals, as a matter of fact. Can be shy at times but has a golden smile and is considered to be pretty damn sexy as she’s the girl men believe they can never deserve or have. Most girls would like to be an Ivette when they grow up, we should all be as lucky. Suffice it to say, the man who ends up with her has just died and gone to heaven.

A sexy, dazzling queen who likes to be treated like a princess and has a great heart. They typically like to walk in the rain with their king and enjoy being kissed on the forehead. A very rare find being such a beautiful person inside and out yet still extremely humble and down to earth. For every nice molecule in their body they have a bad ass molecule. their bad ass molecule is typically noticed when they want to protect or fight for what they love. (or also whenever something fun is going on) They are known to make everyone laugh and smile:] a Ivette will usually tell you STRAIGHT up exactly how it is! Their most compatible mate is a person that is hyper and adventurous just like they are. Ivettes’s dont get along with haters but they love them for making her even more famous and more of a queen than they already are:] They foreshadow themselves being great spouses and mothers. One viewing of such a person may take your breath away and put you under their love spell. They are beautiful and gorgeous each and every way and know exactly what they want to do in life. They are good at handling all kinds of situations but better at giving friendly and loving advice. In order to love this person you must fit their profile by being a great “man-boy”. This person has a heart of gold so she therefore must be taken care of VERY well! A Ivette deserves HONESTY. All they need to survive is peace and love.

Profile photo of becki becki July 23, 2012 at 6:31 am

My mom is mostly of Turkish Armenian decent. Her name is Yazmina. My dad is half Turkish his names is Emir. And my name is just plane Becki.

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 4:39 pm

My mum: Fiona Lindsay Tyson (Fiona – Scottish for white/fair, Lindsay – Scottish originates from Clan Lindsay, Tyson – Viking surname probibly of Scandinavian [norwegian/swedish/finnish/or danish] but diluted by English to become Old-English)
My dad: Mark Nicholas William Lee (Mark-hebrew/latin meaning ‘warlike’, Nicholas- a Russian name, William can be German’Wilhelm’ but Anglisized to ‘William’ after the norman conquest in England.. so basically an English name, Lee – originally O’Laoidhigh Irish Gaelic for ‘songful’ or ‘poetical’

Profile photo of Tasnim Tasnim July 20, 2012 at 3:20 am

Tasnim~ a fountain in paradise….Origin:Arabic

tmisch77 July 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Last name is ” Misch”, originally “Mischitelli”, from Sicily…

zombieslayer95 July 8, 2012 at 12:35 am

Hello, well by doing basic research I’ve found out that my last name ‘Guereca’ comes from Basque roots. This means that I may have ancestors that were Basque people. Basque is a country between France and Spain, and is a language spoken in both. Hopefully, when I have access to more money, I would be able to pay for a genealogy test to expand my knowledge of where I come from. :)

Profile photo of ethnicon Site Admin ethnicon Site Admin July 8, 2012 at 12:54 am

congrats! Hope you can find your roots.

Kallisti July 29, 2012 at 11:26 am

Sorry, but Basque Country is not a country per say. It is a, Autonomy in N Spain and is part of the Spanish Crown…even though they don’t consider themselves as such. The same happens with Catalonia, who don’t like to be called Spanish.
I hope you find your roots, if they are from the Basque country, it would be interesting since it is said that Basques are descendants of the Celts.

Profile photo of msims815 msims815 July 5, 2012 at 6:44 am

My last name is Sims

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Sims is a Boernician-Scottish surname, originating from the pict tribes in Scotland that were a mixture of native Scottish and Viking (really hairy ginger/blonde guys who came over in thier pointy boats from Scandinavia [sweden/finland/denmark/norway] and landed in the east of Scotland/England and began raping and killing everyone)

Profile photo of shayrogerio shayrogerio July 4, 2012 at 1:35 am

almeida da cunha….. portuguese

Profile photo of ethnicon Site Admin ethnicon Site Admin July 8, 2012 at 12:55 am

what does Cunha mean?

Profile photo of shayrogerio shayrogerio July 8, 2012 at 2:14 am

well if you use it in general talk it means wedge or coin…….. but my surname came from cuinha, which is latin for kitchen i think…… LOL so basically if you translate it literally da cunha means of the kitchen

Rachel Barnett June 28, 2012 at 2:53 am

My last name is Barnett which is very common in Europe, like France and Britain. My father is full African American and my mother is Polish-American so usually people are confused when they hear that my father’s recently known ancestory originated in Europe. Recently my family discovered that my father’s side originates exactly from Ghana and the case must have been that my ancestor’s slave owner must have orginally come from Europe and had gotten sexually involved with an ancestor or mine, which, in those times, was not something uncommon.

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Don’t refer to ‘Europe’ as though it were a country, it’s not. Spain is completely different to England as England is completely different to Poland, yet they’re all in Europe as it’s a CONTINENT. A surname can’t be ‘European’ because that doesn’t make any sense. ‘European’ could be German or Irish and they are VERY different and completely seperate countries, languages, cultures.

This isn’t me ‘having a go’ at you it’s just a message to any ignorant people reading this who have no actual knowledge of any country other than their own.

liutenantdarrion June 27, 2012 at 5:52 am

owona is a common african name specifically cameron native

Profile photo of Misticorn Misticorn June 26, 2012 at 6:22 pm

my last name is Salas. the origin is Spain although on is says its also Hungarian? i dont think thats right. the meaning, well, Sala in spanish means living room. so multiple living rooms i guess?

Christina Schwendig June 25, 2012 at 2:15 am

My first name is Christina & it means gods child. My last name is Schwendig & that side of my family is German but it is a Dutch name. My grandmothers’s maiden name is Gilligan (it was changed to Gilgan when my great-grandpa came here from Ireland)I also have ancestors from Spain on that side. My mom’s dad’s name was Dean & he was Italian (But neither she or her siblings went by it, they went my Gilgan. Then my great-grandma’s maiden name was Metoskie which is Russian.

Charles Astures June 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm

The Astures were the original Indo-European inhabitants of the northwest area of Hispania that now comprises almost the entire modern autonomous community of Asturias and the modern provinces León, and northern Zamora (all in Spain), and west of Trás os Montes in Portugal. The name was used until the foundation of the Kingdom of Asturias. Along with their fellow neighbours Gallaeci Lucenses and Braccarenses (see Gallaecia) they spoke a Q-Celtic tongue Celtic Language Geographic distribution: Formerly widespread in Europe; today only Great Britain, Isle of Man, Ireland and Brittany Genetic classification: Indo-European Celtic Subdivision: Continental Celtic.

Most of their peoples, like the Lugones, worshipped the Celtic god Lugh, and references to other Celtic deities like Taranis or Belenos still remain in the toponomy of the places inhabited by the Astures. Other scholars believe they were related to Ligures.

Profile photo of Bre2012 Bre2012 June 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm

My First Name Is Breanna. A Variant Of Brianna Which Is Of Irish,Gaelic, And Celtic Origin. It means “high, noble, exalted”.
My Last Name Is Coffey, Which is of Irish/Gaelic Origin And Its meaning is ‘victorious’.

Chassity Oubre June 20, 2012 at 10:20 pm

My last name is Oubre. It is pronounce Oub in French, but Oub-ree in America. The orgin of it is French, but I do not know if it has a meaning to it.

Matt Cezalien June 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm

last names Cezalien. I don’t know where its from but hopefully someone knows? I have a family lol that doesn’t see them anything but one race that deny all other races in my family.

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Ceza is a name of Turkish origin, so there is a possibility you may have Turkish ethnicity and therefore possible muslim aswell… mind you ‘Cezalian’ does sound kind of Chezch but that may just be b/c it’s both got a ‘C’ or ‘Z’ in it.

Suerte June 14, 2012 at 7:29 am

My last name is Abad & it’s supposedly originated from Northern Spain.

andrej June 18, 2012 at 2:51 pm

your ancestors probably came from the midde east(morocco,north africa or iran , afghanistan) to spain probably i think it means city or something in arabic or persian btw. i have a friend called nadia abad from iran (persian)

Kallisti July 29, 2012 at 11:29 am

Abad is typically a Spanish surname, it means ”abbott” or ”priest”.
It does have an Arabic root though, apparently with the meaning of ‘devoted worshiper’ or ‘servant’.

amandama August 31, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Oh cool, probably Moorish!

Sarah June 8, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Sarah – is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Sarah is “princess”.

Biblical: originally called Sarai, Sarah shared an adventurous nomadic life with her husband Abraham. She is described as being exceptionally beautiful even into her older years.

Elizabeth May 31, 2012 at 6:34 pm

My middle name (which is used as my first name) is Elspeth (Scots Gaelic, Aelspet) which is Elizabeth in Scottish. I am part Scottish.

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 5:02 pm

What’s youe Surname? Is that of Irish origin aswell?

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 5:02 pm

or Scottish

Profile photo of Cameron Cameron May 31, 2012 at 11:39 am

My names Cameron. It de-rives from Ireland from a past group of people known as ” Camerons” which means crooked nose,lol.

Elizabeth June 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm

That’s cool!

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Cameron isn’t Irish, it’s Scottish, originates from the clan :)
If you have Irish ancestors with the surname ‘Cameron’ the likelihood is that your ‘Scots-Irish’ in that your ‘Irish’ ancestors are actually originally of ‘Scottish’ descent. Cameron is a West-Highland Scottish Clan.

If your were named Cameron b/c of your ethnicity, it will Scottish then, not Irish (having said that a lot of Irish immigrated to Scotland, apparently every 1 in 4 Socttish person has Irish ancestry so even in it was b/c you were distantly Scottish, you could possibly have a bit of Irish in you aswell)

Carlos Rafael Burgos May 30, 2012 at 4:55 pm

my name (Carlos) is of Spanish origin, variant of Charles (old German).

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee May 21, 2012 at 3:33 pm

My name ‘Lee’ (O’Laoidhigh) is Irish Gaelic meaning ‘songful’ or ‘poetical'; my mums surname ‘Tyson’ is of Viking origin. My paternal lineage consists of ‘Quirkes’, ‘Dunns’, ‘Dowlings’ the whole Irish shebang. My maternal lineage entails ‘Sutherlands’ ‘Leisks’ ‘Wilsons’ ‘Brydens’ basically a load of Scots and a few Welsh ‘Lloyds’ ‘Williams’ ‘Price’.

Profile photo of Cameron Cameron May 31, 2012 at 11:41 am

The meaning of your name is so cool. Haha better than mine. Mine means “crooked nose” haha

Elizabeth June 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Cool! My Scottish side is MacCuairt (McCord), MacGregor and McKenney and the Welsh in me is Davies!

Profile photo of tanisha tanisha May 14, 2012 at 3:54 am

my name tanisha originated from africa and its meaning is born on monday which i was not! lol

Profile photo of martin bràvo-o'riley martin bràvo-o'riley May 11, 2012 at 9:27 pm

my mothers last name is bravo (chilean) and my fathers is o’riley (irish)

Profile photo of Nirmine Nirmine May 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I’m not sure what my name means, but I believe it is of Moroccan/Egyptian origin. Not sure, though.

Profile photo of Nikki Venicia' Nikki Venicia' May 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Niankolete Alionartega Carmen canteegah Venicia’. Can you say long name? lol
I only kno Niankolete is icelandic. For both of our sake, just call me Nikki. ;)

Profile photo of Jessica Jessica April 21, 2012 at 6:29 am

My name is Jessica, which is known to have either been derived from Shakespeare (and, more specifically, his play, “The Merchant of Venice”) or the Bible (in which the name Iscah might be interpreted as the first version of this name). It is Hebrew and was the most popular female name in the year I was born.

My last name is English/Norman and is known to be a surname for watchmen. I have a family crest.

Carlos April 16, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Northwestern Spain the Astures (or Asturs) were the Hispano-Celtic, Gallaecian or Gallaic, is an extinct language of the Celtic family, classified as a Q-Celtic language under the P-Q system, and was closely related to Celtiberian

Carlos April 15, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Salas My Last name origins & meanings: Spanish, Galician, Aragonese, and Portuguese: habitational name from any of the numerous places called with Salas, like Salas and Salas de los Barrios, (Galicia), Salas de los Infantes, (Burgos province), Salas Altas and Salas Baxas (Aragon), from the plural of Sala.

The name Salas is derived from the Germanic root word “sal,” which means “building”.

Carlos April 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm

My last name Salas is Originated from Northwestern Spain like Astures?

Profile photo of Audreonna Marie Reed Audreonna Marie Reed April 10, 2012 at 12:25 am

my name origin is old english and it means noble strength

Profile photo of Devon Devon March 27, 2012 at 12:49 am

my first name is Devon; it is english meaning Poet my middle name is Latin meaning lasting and my main last name is english meaning sheltered from the storm :)

Olivia March 23, 2012 at 7:35 pm

My first name means for olives, in Latin .Surprise, surprise.
I have no clue what my last name means.

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee May 25, 2012 at 10:42 pm

what’s your last name? :)

Profile photo of Jodi Jodi March 19, 2012 at 1:31 am

My first name is Hebrew and my middle name is French (Jodi Nicole)
My last name is… English, I’m assuming (Garner)… though my ancestors with that name are Irish

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm

your ancestors would have been anglo-irish, Irish people with English decent

Profile photo of Jaclyn Michelle Ortega (call me Jackie) Jaclyn Michelle Ortega (call me Jackie) March 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm

My real name is Jaclyn, a variant of Jacqueline (female form of Jacques, French version of Jacob) which means supplanter. But my parents named me after Jaclyn Smith of the original Charlie’s Angels. My other name, Michelle (a female form of Michael) means God-like. They only got that by accident :))

Profile photo of Jaclyn Michelle Ortega (call me Jackie) Jaclyn Michelle Ortega (call me Jackie) March 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm

my first surname is Ortega while second surname is Diomampo. My father has predominantly Spanish & Mexican while my mother is Filipina

Izaak March 15, 2012 at 4:07 am

Named after my paternal grandparents, who died before I was born.
Izaak (from the Hebrew Isaac/Yitzhak) means “He will laugh”. Grandfather was named Israel. We both used the nickname Izzy.
René (French, means reborn, or renaissance). My grandmother was Ruth, but used the nickname Renee.

My Hebrew name is Yisrael Rami, which Yisrael means “struggles with God” and Ramirez is the nickname for Ram, which means “lofty, supreme, exalted”.

Amber Dawn March 13, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Amber Dawn
In Hindi, Amber means “the sky”. My great grandma is Indian.
I am Indian, Danish, Polish, and Irish:)

tony March 1, 2012 at 4:18 am

Bryan Anthony Jenkins
Not sure of it’s origin

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee May 21, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Bryan is an Irish name, Anthony is an English name and the surname Jenkins is of English/Welsh origin :)

Denny Chad Gomez February 25, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Dennis is a Greek Name of English descent it derives fro dionysis my middle name chad is french and it means Charles Gomez my last name is Spanish on my dads side im Salvadorian-Italian Irish and English My moms Native American

Natasha February 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm

My mother has Persian and Armenian from her dads side. My father was pure English and had a bit of Irish in him. I’m 80% English, 5% Scottish, 5% Irish, 5% Armenian, and 5% Persian.

Profile photo of Halima būæwer Halima būæwer February 18, 2012 at 5:36 am

My first name halima is Turkish and Arabic which means gentle and um not either one of those races which is odd and my middle name Simone is french and I’m not sure on what it means ….and my last name būæwer or bauman is Jewish and northern German which means neighbor or something

HALEEMAH March 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm

My name is Haleemah to, I just spell it different, but heyyy!! lol

Profile photo of Halima būæwer Halima būæwer March 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Lol cool story bro. Hey!!!

Isaac Kassis February 18, 2012 at 1:34 am

My name Isaac is Hebrew for “He laughs.” It is biblical. My last name Kassis means “Minister” in Arabic.

briana February 16, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I’m really mixed but I have an italian middle name and I’m not italian. My first name is Irish but idk what it means and idk what my last name is. Briana teasley

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee May 21, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Teasley is of English origin :)

Profile photo of Babsi Babsi February 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Barbara comes from the Greek word barbaros (barbarian). It means foriegn. It is more commonly used in Germany, Chile, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia.

Profile photo of Babsi Babsi February 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm

My surname Goodman comes from the Anglo-Saxon spelling Guethmund. Gueth means battle and Mund means protection. The Olde English of Goodman comes from God meaning good and Man meaning head of. There are several spellings of Goodman with the oldest deriving from Germany, which is spelled Guttmann.

Jaime Lozano February 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I’m Mexican . My last name is Lozano . I’m not sure what the country of origin is but I think it means luxurious

Profile photo of Aleah Aleah January 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm

My first name is aleah and my last name is stewart

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Stewart is Scottish

nia January 29, 2012 at 6:01 am

my name is nia it means Lustrous,Goal,Radiance,Brightness,and Purpose in Gaelic,Welsh and Swahili

LaQuandra January 28, 2012 at 2:48 am

My last name is Leverett. Does anyone have an idea what’s the origin?

Profile photo of Babsi Babsi February 16, 2012 at 9:34 pm

It comes from England.

Profile photo of Pamela Oringer Pamela Oringer January 25, 2012 at 2:37 pm

First Name: Pamela
Middle Name: Melody

Both my first and middle names are Greek. Put them together and they mean ‘Honey Song’.
I don’t have a trace of Greek blood in me, by the way. My mom just loved Greek names.

Just for the record, I’m not sharing my last name for privacy reasons.

michael harris January 19, 2012 at 8:35 pm

where do think batise come from i dont know if it spanish french or italian what do you think

Profile photo of Lily26 Lily26 January 21, 2012 at 2:27 am
michael harris January 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

my great grand mom last name was batise

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

french origin

DannyÒle January 8, 2012 at 12:26 am

Viramontes Is My Last Name. I’ve Never In My Life Have Meet A Person With That Last Name. Some Online Sources Say That It’s From Spain. My Parents Are Mexican. Would That Mean Im The Mix Of Both…
Vira – idk what means, Montes- mountains = viramontes

Frank Cavazos January 5, 2012 at 1:59 am

Hey, well first I would appreciate if some of you could help with my families distant orgins(race, ethnicity, etc.) Well am Mexican american. But my parents were born in Mexico. My mom’s maiden surname was Tirado. My dad’s surname is Cavazos. My mom is from Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. My dad is from Monterrey, Mexico. My grandparents(mom’s side) surnames were Tirado and Lizarraga. My other grandparents(dad’s sidd) surnames invluded Garcia, Torres, and Gumaro. So with that can anybody help with our families original orgons as I see Mexico seems to be diverse.

Celine Cavazos January 6, 2012 at 5:17 am

Oh yeah another surname for my grandparents(moms side) is the surname Rendon.

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Rendon is English

Christian January 10, 2012 at 2:43 am

Well Lizarraga sounds 100% Basque (the Basques are a people who live in norther Spain and France, and they are very very different from Spanish people)

shayla January 2, 2012 at 8:31 am

shayla means fairy palace, its origin is gaelic and i do have some europian ansestors further up my family tree :)

Profile photo of Lily26 Lily26 January 1, 2012 at 9:27 am

it’s Jew 100%

Profile photo of melissa melissa December 28, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Does anyone know the origin of last name merida?

Tuana December 29, 2011 at 6:12 pm

It must be spanish or mexican.

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Profile photo of TurntUp TurntUp November 12, 2014 at 6:03 pm

There is no such thing as a “Mexican name”, just saying. You mean Spanish because the Spaniards went to Mexico and you know the rest, I mean I hope you learned that in high school.

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 5:09 pm

it’s latin

Tuana December 26, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Tuana means raindrop & it’s of Turkish Origin.

David December 24, 2011 at 2:47 pm

My last name is Cathers. It’s of Scottish origin, although my ancestors came from Ireland :/. My ancestry is really confusing! lol

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Lots of Scottish people migrated to Ireland, your of ‘Scots-Irish’ descent basically your Irish ancestors wern’t of Irish ethnicity they were of Scottish ethnicity… hope that helped!

Christian December 24, 2011 at 6:40 am

My lastname is Kovacs, originally Kovàcs, and I got it from my Hungarian granpa, and my lastname is the second most common in Hungary, in english it means Smith. I also have Estonian, Ukrainian, Chinese, Armenian and Catalan/Mexican in me, and I speak Spanish at home with my mom, even if my Mexican is only 1/4… But Im an American, and I love being what I am…. Be proud of your ancestry and of being an American!!!!

Christian December 24, 2011 at 7:06 am

Ah and my Hungarian ancestry and lastname and because I speak some Hungarian, this fact created some problems with the father of my girlfriend, because his parents were Slovaks, and he said that he hates Hungarians because we hungarians stole slovak lands in 1940, and so we had a big discussion because I said that slovaks stole to Hungarians…. well now Im steel with that girl, but I always try to not see his father…. crazy things…

jessica December 24, 2011 at 2:32 am

my last name is oranday what does it mean

Christian December 24, 2011 at 4:20 am

It sounds Hungarian to me.

zsuppa February 27, 2012 at 5:44 am

it’s definitely not an original hungarian surname.

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm

could be french

ashley December 22, 2011 at 8:26 pm

My moms maiden name is Suero. She told me it was an only last name , only her family had it ? Help?

Kallisti July 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

Suero means ”serum” in English. It is a Spanish word, but I can’t assure you it has anything to do with the Medical field :)

Tanja December 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

My moms last name was Golc. Im from Slovenia. Does anyone knows from where this last name comes?

Profile photo of Aleah Aleah December 21, 2011 at 6:33 pm

So my first name is Aleah and my last name is Stewart my dad has light brown hair and he is pale well my mom has mixed hair colors but her natural hair color is blonde and she is also pale. I have slanted eye’s and I have olive skin color.

Profile photo of Aleah Aleah December 21, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Im a quarter American and Brazilian my last name is Stewart

Profile photo of Aleah Aleah December 21, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Im sorry I mean my first name is Aleah and my last name is Stewart

elizabeth December 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm

my last name is Winn. where does that come from.

Martyn Glynwyn Griffith December 20, 2011 at 2:54 am

Could Winn be a descendent of the Welsh surname WYN (Gwyn = White/fair, but you drop the G in both middle names and surnames). Winn could be the Anglicised version of any variation – Wynn/Wynne/Winne.

My username is actually my middle name which in turn were the two middle names of my maternal grandfather ‘Owen Glyn Wyn Jones’.

Wyn is a VERY popular middle name (my father and his sister, paternal grandfather and his brother, my own brother and sister and maternal cousin all have the middle name WYN, like I said – VERY popular)

It is also a popular as a the suffix part of name ie boys names Elwyn and Carwyn, although it changes to WEN for female names such as Bronwen and Olwen.

I hope this is not too much useless information

Rafael Rodriguez December 19, 2011 at 9:04 am

My name is Rafael Rodriguez neri. From what I know neri is an italian surname.. Rodriguez too Iborn in think. Both my parents were born in mexico. My mother is light complected with a tint of red in her hair. My dad is dark complected, which is wat I inherited from him.

Christian December 24, 2011 at 4:22 am

Yes Neri is Italian, while Rodriguez is Spanish

margie December 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm

I am black but my last name is English

yahnik holloman December 18, 2011 at 4:19 am

probly because your ancestors were slaves and inherited their owners name lol, im some black too but my family’s name changed by marriage to a slave owner’s name. im 14 so u should probly look it up i learned this in school lol

Profile photo of Veshal Govil Veshal Govil December 21, 2011 at 6:54 am

I am brown and my name is East Indian. It means the great one. Veshal

Mallory Desulme December 15, 2011 at 1:07 am

desulme is my last name what does it mean.?

Amanda December 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm

My name is somewhat boring. My name meaning is worthy of love.

An'Twan December 13, 2011 at 5:48 am

An’Twan orgin french boys name meaning praise worthy priceless

Kentish94 December 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm

The surname Millen(the enlish type not scottish) is most likely occupational in origin. It is metonymic, meaning that it refers to an object related to the proffesion. Millen comes from the french word “moulin”, meaning “a mill”. The first bearer of the name probably worked in a mill, but it is also possible that the name was taken on by some who lived near a mill.

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 5:14 pm

It will be Anglo-Saxon then, during the Norman conquest William the Conqurer (King of France) brought all his French people over to England and they started to breed with the native English therefore ‘Millen’ will be an English surname of French origin (if that makes any sense)

Austin Bautista December 11, 2011 at 12:21 am

Austin means reverence. My parents did give me a Japanese name also. 石丸 Ishimaru (round stone) 康貴 Yasutaka (precious peace)

Profile photo of ethnicon Site Admin ethnicon Site Admin December 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Nice first name, are you half Japanese?

Laura Umanskii February 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I’m Japanese too! (:

Cain December 10, 2011 at 6:13 am

Terrell is greek/irish/french/german/english teutonic

it means thunder ruler or stubborn

cain is hebrew for spear or possess

Cain December 10, 2011 at 6:15 am

walker is scottish/english

it means to pull(clean) cloth also means stubborn

patriicia colvin December 9, 2011 at 3:28 pm

my last is colvin i don’t know the meaning

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Colvin is of Scottish or English origin

KoKo December 8, 2011 at 3:04 am

my last name is hickmon and my mothers is thames … i hear that im indian chinese and white , i need help

Profile photo of Amy Lee Amy Lee July 22, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Thames is the river that runs through London, England hahaha may be a hint?

Veronica Batista December 7, 2011 at 4:08 am

My last name is Batista. I’m not sure, but did some reasearch and found out that it’s descent from the Caribean, Possibly From Dominican Republic. I am in no way Dominican…My ethnicity is Italian/Bulgarian/Polish/American…I am not desentant from Dominicans. Any Ideas???

Damesis Martienz Galeano December 9, 2011 at 12:00 am

If you are american, it is probably a mispelling of BATTISTA which is italian for baptist, the spanish form is BAUTISTA. GO us Italians! :)

LaKaya Eston December 5, 2011 at 4:15 pm

My mom’s maiden name is Kalin(shortened from Kalinski) and my father’s last name(and mine) is Eston. We were told that Eston is of French origin, not sure though but would love to know.

Morgan December 5, 2011 at 10:10 am

Most of my family surnames are,

Slovenian: Stark, Rogelj, Mrgole, Krevs, Zdovc, Sedmak
German: Slagle, Mueller, Sisler, Latschar, Wilhelm, Teets…
Polish: Lewandowski, Radomski, Pischel, Chmielewski
French: Chapacou, Chene, Lagrave, Maillhot, Du Chastel
Scottish: Buchanan, McKean, McEwen, Graham, Campbell, Livingstone, Morton, McCabe…
Italian: Morrelli
Swedish: Strang, Andersson, Nelson, Frande, Larsson, Mansson, Forsman, Svensson…

Christian December 24, 2011 at 4:26 am

Wow, I wish I could know more lastnames in my family tree like you

Toni November 30, 2011 at 10:25 am

My mothers last name is Adenubi (maiden) and her first name is Adefoluke (which means crown given to God) , my fathers surname (and the surname I carry) is Akande. My first name is Oluwatoni (Toni) for short which means Gift from God. I am of Nigerian heritage, with a British nationality.

deadbeat November 30, 2011 at 2:24 am

Most of the family names in my ancestry:
Jewish: Ehrenreich Zieg Katz Funk Cohen
Polish: Czajkowski Zielinsky Zurowski
Irish: Weir Chanel Lynch Maley
French: LeBeault Provanchet Hardie Bardaux Fontaine

I speak Hebrew, French, and Gaelic but not much Polish.
People have told me I look mostly Jewish and thats what i amHAHAHA
heres a pic:

ruth November 27, 2011 at 1:27 pm

my dads moms surname is canonigo and my dads surname is madriaga. what are the meaning of these surnames and where do they really come from?

Morgan December 7, 2011 at 2:54 am

Madriaga is a Spanish surname of Basque origin, as with most Spanish names with -aga (meaning place of…madria) on the end. Canonigo is a Spanish surname, pretty common in the Phillipines because of Spanish colonization.

julie November 26, 2011 at 7:26 am

Mother last name is delavara
Father last name is lucio

Profile photo of Shawn Shawn November 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm

mothers last name Beyince(Creole)
fathers last name Jai(Creole)

Andrea November 24, 2011 at 11:51 am

My name is Andrea and the origin is Italian equivalent of Andrew. English: of disputed origin. It has been in use since the 17th century, although never common. It is now generally taken as a feminine equivalent of Andreas, and this probably represents its actual origin. However, it was not in use in the Middle Ages, and the suggestion has also been made that it represents an independent coinage in English from the Greek vocabulary word andreia manliness, virility. My last name is Huskey and it’s supposely English (Warwickshire) and Scottish (Stirling, Lanarkshire, West Lothian): unexplained. Americanized form of German Huske or Hueske. My mom madien ladt name is robinson which is Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Rob

Andrea November 24, 2011 at 11:52 am
amanda monroe November 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm

My last name is monroe, what is its origin?

Derek November 28, 2011 at 4:46 am

Monroe is Scottish. Here’s the link you can find it on for free.

clare arbitrario November 22, 2011 at 2:04 am

My grandparents last names are: Aguigui and Aguon just wondering where did it originated from, as well as my last name Arbitrario.


Saliha November 17, 2011 at 2:48 pm

My name is Saliha which derives from Arabic and has ambiguous meanings as follows; pious, virtuous, devoted, beautiful. My surname is Khan which derives from Pakistani and means ruler/chief. I’m a Pious Ruler!! :D.

Profile photo of ethnicon Site Admin ethnicon Site Admin November 17, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Beautiful name!

Crystal La'Shae November 12, 2011 at 2:12 am

Hello once more..

My last name Broadnax was a name that my Great-Grandfather, a Native American who married my Creole Great Grandmother in the early 1900’s adopted from my Great Grandmother’s Family in order to register as a Negro and marry her, but ultimately in order to escape the unfortunate horrors and poverty of the Native American (Indian) reservation in Oklahoma back then. On the other hand, my Great Grandmother’s name was one that was a name that was given to her parents as they were slaves; their name was actually the name of their plantation owner.. a Broadnax. There was not much information as to what the true last names of my great grandparents were, but I do know for a fact that the Broadnax name is an Old English derivative of the name Brad, and of Anglo-Saxon British descent. Which explains the fact that neither of my grandparents actually had names that were native to their culture, but rather a name passed down from a white plantation owner.

My first name, Crystal, according to is from the Greek, meaning “a clear, pure, brilliant glass”. Also from the Latin, meaning “clear as crystal, clear, the name of a jewel”. Akin to Christine, from the Greek, meaning “a Christian”. The name is a very common name with different spellings, pronounciations, according to one’s language. Even more interesting, is the reason my mother named me Crystal.. She told me that she initially was going to name me La’Shae Antoinette. However, when she began to tell her friends and family the name she intended to give me once I was born, one friend in particular in the words of my mother “looked deeply into (my) eyes, and reached for (my) hand, and he said in an most marked way, ‘oh no! please do not name her that, for she will be a baby girl with the most beautiful and big sparkly eyes that you’d ever want to see.. so name her Crystal instead!” Well, my mom said that when I was born, and she first looked into my eyes, the words of her friend seemed to echo in her ears as she actually looked into what she said were the “biggest, brightest, and sparkling eyes” of her baby girl and she knew right then that she was to name me Crystal.. and well, the rest is history!!!

As an aside… my middle name is in fact La’Shae, but it has no real meaning behind it that I am aware of, but if anyone finds different, hey.. let mey know!

Profile photo of ethnicon Site Admin ethnicon Site Admin November 12, 2011 at 3:02 am

I think its wonderful that you have researched deeply into your background. thanks for sharing.

deadbeat November 30, 2011 at 2:26 am

Beautiful Story!
Creole is one of the best things you can be!

Katie November 11, 2011 at 4:36 am

My last name is Rappold….really German. They came from Wurttemburg which is in the southwestern part of the country bordering Bavaria. It’s actually kinda misleading since I’m like at least 4/5 WASPy Englishyness lol. All my ancestors came to the U.S. in the 17th/18th century accept for my Rappold ancestor who came over in the 1840’s.

Shula November 7, 2011 at 5:11 am

My Hebrew name is Shulamit, which is from the book of solomon. Shulamit is an Ethiopian princess.

Shula November 7, 2011 at 5:06 am

My last name is Marachovsky. It is a Ukrainean Jewish name and I grew up in Los Angeles, USA. However there are also Marachovskys in Israel and Argentina, most likely people who immigrated post-Holocaust.

deadbeat November 30, 2011 at 1:54 am

hahaha Im jewish mine is Erlich
its like a reallllllyyy jewish name

Kaitlyn November 6, 2011 at 1:19 am

My last name is McKessy which is irish. My first name Kaitlyn is also irish.

Jennifer Cruz November 5, 2011 at 6:02 am

My last name is cruz my grandfather from my dad side was from spain my name is jennifer and my origin is american the u.s.a

theo joseph November 4, 2011 at 5:43 pm

theo is greek in origin and joseph has it’s origin in north eastern africa or the middle east.

Profile photo of Rebecca Collazo Rebecca Collazo November 4, 2011 at 4:47 am

My name is Hebrew and means “connection, union”. My mother chose it from the book of Genesis in the Bible. My name is very common in the US, but it’s not that popular in my country, the Dominican Republic.

Profile photo of ethnicon Site Admin ethnicon Site Admin November 4, 2011 at 4:51 am

Nice one Rebecca, thanks for letting us know.

Stephanie walkuw November 4, 2011 at 1:53 am

My last name is walkuw, im tryin to figure out what it is..i was always told it was polish….now im findin out it could be russian…someone help my confusion…i dont know what to think…either indian…hawiian..or russian

michael lishman October 31, 2011 at 2:56 am


Batista October 28, 2011 at 6:05 pm

hi, batista is my last name. What is its origin

Cordi For Short October 31, 2011 at 12:53 am

I know its Spanish, but not certain on the country.

Rebecca November 12, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I know a girl who had that last name and she was phillipino.

Kiauna Khalia (middle name) October 26, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Kiauna is my first name Khalia is my middle name. And my maiden last name is Simmons and my married last name is Quarles and I’m from Atlanta Georgia

Dejah October 25, 2011 at 11:47 pm

My name is Dejah. Both my mom and dad are pure puerto rican

Jemima Buchanan October 23, 2011 at 1:42 am

I was born in Saint Kitts and I just wanna know about my name. And I don’t wanna hear at it came from a syrup bottle.

Kaywana Ollivierre October 17, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I am from a small Caribbean island and I’ve heard stories of where my surname came from I would just love to know . I am mixed and would like to know more about myself

Manolo Gonzales October 18, 2011 at 6:51 am

I am from Manila, Philippines.

laporsha brownlee October 17, 2011 at 6:00 am

What origin is my name?

india tate October 17, 2011 at 2:09 am

i am african american and one fourth native american

JAY October 17, 2011 at 12:42 am

mom from South Carolina Dad from New York. Last names are Gaillard-Blenhyne.

Kali October 14, 2011 at 6:11 am

mom from New York, dad from Texas… found out that Kali is actually a Hindu goddess

Antonio Rodriguez October 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

parents from texas mothers last name was carrillo also from texas

taylor October 11, 2011 at 10:30 pm

i am from trinidad and scotland and america

Carrie Irvine October 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm

what ethniticity am I?

Horton October 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Tell me all about it

Sebelen October 9, 2011 at 11:25 pm

thats my last name

mandaluff October 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm

second name is mandaluff,

no idea were it come from i live in england but apparently my family immigrated from canda to the uk inbetween the 17 to 18 hundreds, thats all i know :s

JKristoff October 7, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Johnson – Swedish, Danish, English
Britten – English
Kavanaugh -Irish
VanWormer – Belgian, Dutch
Fedanzo – Italian
Patton – Scottish

Aishaa October 4, 2011 at 5:22 pm

My Name Is Aisha I’m NOT sure of anythinqq bout ma name!.. <3

josef October 8, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Aicha is arabic name, aicha was the Prophet mohammeds wife

Jocelyne andrade October 4, 2011 at 3:27 am

I’m Hispanic

rosescu October 3, 2011 at 4:26 am

so i know this is romanian…since it ends with escu. but i heard some romanian jews changed their last names (adding escu for example) to be more romanian…and isn’t rose something that can be found in jewish last names? does anyone know anything about this?

krantz October 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm

what is krantz?

racquel October 1, 2011 at 4:40 am

My name is Racquel my racial background consists of blackfoot indian related to the iroquois and aloquian northern canadian tribes and african american my grandfather has blue eyes but his parents and grandparents are believed to be black but the way my great-great grandfather looked as if he consisted of east african origin he wore his beard very long like that of muslim and islamic men also i am very petite like that of east african women i once showed a picture of an older oromo man and my grandfather said the man greatly resembled his grandfather it is very sad among the black race because we have no history on our ancestry only by what we know

Brenyarda Nichols September 28, 2011 at 1:52 am

Hi, my name is Brenyarda Im African American but im really lite skin ppl tld me i look Japanes or Mexicon they always think im mixed. Idk what to think i dont tlk to my parents so i dnt kw my backgroud. How would i be able to find out that?

racquel October 1, 2011 at 4:44 am

girl i understand completely how you feel i hate this because when i comes to the black race our history has been erased nearly ive been doin research soo long on behalf of my family im from louisiana all i know of is that i have native american,white,and black ancestry my eyes are chinky as well i get mistakened for being puerto rican or jux mixed alone but idk if its from the native american side i did sum research and long ago in louisiana there were fillippino villages thru out south louisiana ill never know unless i take sum type of racial dna

Irma October 4, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I myself would love to know my family history and background,is there anyone else in your family that you can talk to,you know to get some info whatever they can give you and from there you can look up some ancestry research like alot of people had success with it. I hope this helps somehow goodluck!

Alena September 26, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Hey, My Name is Alena. Im Haitian/Cuban and i believe i have a bit of irish in me – only because i have natural bright red hair and freckles. But then again i might be wrong lol.

Olivia marie September 24, 2011 at 4:38 am

Hi my name is olivia which comes from the olive tree and is italian, but my dad is from australia and my moms dad is from jerusalem amd her mother spain. I was named after my moms granny,which came from spain so olivia could also b spanish! Dont ask me how my parents met very long story ha!

pamela September 23, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Guyana southamerica

sakile September 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm

my name is sakile it is an african phrase meaning peace & beauty

KimJ September 23, 2011 at 2:44 am

My first name in its original form being Kimberly means ruler. My mother spelled it Kimberlee after my great grandmother with her middle name being Lee. My last name is Jones which originated with the old chieftains of Wales. Being the fact that I also have a splash of royal blood in me makes me think that my name is rather perfectly suited to me! lol That and my personality is that of one to take charge. :)

KimJ September 23, 2011 at 2:46 am

Oh, and I am English, Irish, and Danish, but when I dress European (worked for Lufthansa) I look straight German. I guess that Viking and Celtic blood really came through! :)

Owen Turner Ralph DeCarmo September 22, 2011 at 11:52 pm

In Hebrew Owen means lamb, Turner means one who turns, Ralph means wolf, and DeCarmo means from Carmo. DeCarmo is a Portuguese name and I have never heard of any other family with the last name DeCarmo. Im mostly Scotch English but I’d like to know where my name came from.

Mark Olsen September 22, 2011 at 11:36 pm

I would like to know the ethnicity of my maternal grandparents:

Grandfather: Nary
Grandmother: Dolinak

Tyann September 22, 2011 at 5:18 am

Well My full name Is Tyann Alynn Sarber, im not sure where Sarber comes from at all? I only know where my mothers name comes from. Fanugao. Philippines

Tyann September 22, 2011 at 5:16 am

Tyann Sarber

Connieanne stuckey September 20, 2011 at 12:35 am

My name is connieanne stuckey my mom is Irish And cicilan Italian and my dad is native cherokee indian from rocky mount north carolina

Jocelyn :) September 19, 2011 at 3:12 am

My full name is Jocelyn Woo. I know my last name is in Chinese but I’m not full chinese. My mother is of ecuadorian desent and my father is of puerto rican, black, irish, native american, and chinese desent. My dad’s father is of black, irish, native american, and chinese desent. my dad’s mother is of full puerto rican desent. my name “Jocelyn” means light hearted in latin.

Alexa Marie Gonzalez Orozco September 19, 2011 at 2:55 am

I am Puerto Rican, Colombian, black, and I might be dominican. My father is Puerto Rican, Black, and might be Dominican and my mother is Puerto Rican and Colombian.

Alexa Marie Gonzalez Orozco September 19, 2011 at 3:06 am

my name “alexa” means a strong warrior in greek and “marie” means in french a salty sea.

Maxine September 18, 2011 at 10:46 pm

I am Chinese, Malaysian, and Burmese and my last name is chinese of course.

dasiymay September 17, 2011 at 6:50 pm

iam spanish , black, creole,my last name is white -herndaez -gomez

Ludwig September 17, 2011 at 9:14 am

My name is Ludwig Johansson, it means Ludwig son of Johan :)

Ludwig also means famous warrior in old germanic.

Juniors2k13 September 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm

my first name Jasmine is African/Persian it means flower and my middle name Desiree is Latin and means desired :) i’m african american

Juniors2k13 September 15, 2011 at 9:06 pm

and my great grandmother was native american and something else but she wasn’t sure because she was adopted…

Gaby September 10, 2011 at 8:33 am

My last name is Valdez but originally was Valdes it was accidentally changed when my grandfather was getting his papers. My dad is half Spanish and half Mexican(mestizo); my mom is 1/4 French, 1/4 Mexican(mestiza), 1/4 Italian (Sicilian), and some Moor and native American ancestry.

charles September 9, 2011 at 6:23 pm

my last name is sister. im from the philippines

Trench September 9, 2011 at 7:41 am

My lastname is Naghise or sometimes other family members use Onaghise. I have no clue what it means. Help please :)

Ovunc September 8, 2011 at 8:58 pm

hi im turkish. and my father of side Yugoslavian,Jewish and Ukarianian descent .And mother of side Kurdish/Arabic ancestery.

Asdfghjkl September 7, 2011 at 7:02 am

I was born to a Guatemalan parent and a Mexican. My grandma (on my mom’s side) is a full blooded Spaniard. My mom also has some French ancestors. While on my dad’s side, he has italian and french ancestry as well. They both have some Native blood also.

My last name is Lemieux.

I find it kinda weird. Heh.

Rage September 8, 2011 at 4:54 am

i believe the part where your Mexican parent can be mixed with a bit of European cause there is alot of Europeans in Mexico, i but i highly doubt your Guatemalan parent has any french Italian or Spaniard :?

Christian December 24, 2011 at 6:02 am

Lemieux is 100% French

sean September 6, 2011 at 5:41 am

i was born in brooklyn,new york and my mom is irish and african aand my dad is irish,so i guess the africans and irish breed alot,my last name is somerville

dasiymay September 17, 2011 at 1:23 am

i know some one just like you

halimah johns September 5, 2011 at 10:42 am

Oh and frëñçh

halimah johns September 5, 2011 at 10:37 am

My dads last name is johns and I already know he is african american and native american but my moms last name is barman which is german but my grandmother is black and irish …its kinda strange

Sophia September 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Hii, my name is Sophia and im half Puerto Rican, Grenadian, African American, and Cherokee Native American, I was born in New York. And my name means ‘wisdom’

Esma September 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm

My names Esma I’m Turkish, descended of Hungarian and Ukrainian heritage – and born in Melbourne, Australia … :D

Ovunc September 8, 2011 at 8:55 pm

bende ukrayna kökenliyim :)

Sevil September 4, 2011 at 10:21 am

my names Sevil im half Spanish half Turkish but born in London :)

Nindy Indee September 2, 2011 at 7:21 pm

I’ve an Indonesian mother, and Comorian/Yemeni father ^^

stasia September 1, 2011 at 7:17 am

I am a lot of backrounds. My father is part polish and russian but he lived and grew up in poland in gdansk and never really celebrated his russian heritage! My mother infact is african,irish,and german but sshe was born in canada :)

mia denise thorb August 31, 2011 at 7:12 pm

mia denise thorb

Nyree August 29, 2011 at 8:56 pm

My mother took a Greek mythology class in ’69 & she saw it as a nymph of the forest. The nymph played tricks on suitors. But I also heard it comes from E. Africa. Is there a connection? Or any other place that the name comes from?

Lestatt August 29, 2011 at 12:51 am

My last name is Knottrah, its from Sweden, but im mostly of English. ;)

laura August 28, 2011 at 5:16 am


Christa August 26, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Origin: unknown
Meaning: Follower of Jesus Christ/Christian

Amber August 25, 2011 at 12:11 am

I’m polish, I’m not sure what else, but I know I have more in me because my mom is not polish, my dad is. My fathers last name is Forsythe and my mothers is Gardner… what do you think?

Amber August 25, 2011 at 12:16 am

Oh and also on my fathers mothers side their last name is Baran and my mothers mothers side is Leany.

Juliet August 27, 2011 at 7:28 am

Last name origins & meanings:

Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian (Bárány): nickname from baran ‘ram’, borne by either a forceful, lusty man or else by a shepherd.

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from the same word, baran ‘ram’.

I couldn’t find anything on Leany but it could be English maybe.

Helan August 23, 2011 at 5:23 am

My name is Kurdish and it means to leave, because I was born when my parents were leaving Kurdistan and coming to America :D Kurdish pride!

Giorgis is my last name! August 23, 2011 at 1:46 am

Is is Ethiopian from my paternal side, but i hear that it is also Italian.

Ovunc August 22, 2011 at 10:21 pm

hi im turkish. and my father of side Yugoslavian Jewish.Ukranian Tatar and Circessian descent.And mother of side Kurdish ancestery.

Ovunc August 22, 2011 at 10:33 pm


Sindi August 23, 2011 at 5:20 am

Cool I’m Kurdish too! :D

Ovunc August 23, 2011 at 3:56 pm
Ovunc August 23, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Which country do you live? :D

Alnaya August 21, 2011 at 10:36 pm

My name is rare but I think my name is african. Its in the form of anaya.

Hanna August 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Hi. My name is popular everywhere but it is in my case particularly Ukrainian. I am a mix of Arabic, Austrian and Ukrainian. Toodles people! : )

aaron wysinger August 20, 2011 at 5:59 am

clue less

Kirah August 18, 2011 at 4:59 am

My name is ShaKirah Benoit. The origin of ShaKirah is Arabic, meaning “Thankful”. My last name is of French origin, meaning “Blessed”. But im also a descendant from French and Native/African American.

kenderick mills August 18, 2011 at 12:47 am

my ethicity name.

Lia August 17, 2011 at 7:10 pm

My name’s Julia (Lia’s just a nickname), and I think it’s a latin name, but it’s used everywere! My last name(s) are of swedish orgin! :)

Audrey August 16, 2011 at 8:21 pm

My name is English and it means noble strength and fighter. My surname is from Ghana as that’s where I’m from.

Victor August 16, 2011 at 8:11 pm

My name is victor in movies i see that most Germans are usually called victor but i don’t know if im german but i am from latin america.

Kimmy August 16, 2011 at 6:58 am

my name is Kimberly is english(british) &yes i am english. it means leader of the warriors. my last name is of irish,english,german,native american,and french

Juliet August 15, 2011 at 4:10 am

where does the last name bastedo come from?

Najah August 15, 2011 at 1:33 am

Arabic and it means success

Audrey August 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm

That’s nice :)

Wallenius August 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm

my last name Wallenius is swedish and finnish, because it originated in finland as wallenius, but in sweden they changed it to wallen. it could be swedish, but my grandpa was a finn so my last name “wallenius” is finnish.

Di August 14, 2011 at 7:02 am

My last name is of swedish origin.

dimitris August 10, 2011 at 7:57 pm

demetrius came from ancient greek god demeter god of earth

Wallis & Laflin August 10, 2011 at 2:15 am

Wallis (originally Wallace) is of Scottish origin and Laflin (originally Laughlin or McLaughlin) is of Irish origin. I also have ancestors of the names Jones (Welsh), Sizemore (English), Snodgrass (German)

Wallis & Laflin August 10, 2011 at 2:11 am

Wallis (originally Wallace) is of Scottish origin and dates back

DLuna August 10, 2011 at 1:57 am

I hear it’s spaniard, idk.

Burim Syla August 8, 2011 at 9:27 pm

-My name is typical Albanian and my surname too!
Burim means ‘Spring’ (as water spring).

LaVoie August 8, 2011 at 2:54 am

i know we are mostly French and huge in Quebec Canada but what else can u tell me?

Christian December 24, 2011 at 6:11 am

Well we are also Irish (About 40% of Quebecers have some Irish), and sometimes Scottish and English, thats le identite Quèbècoise!!!

Daniela Leon Castaneda August 6, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Im not sure were either of my last names originate form, so help please?

Daniela Leon Castaneda August 6, 2011 at 7:06 pm

But my mom is Venezuelan, my dad is italian, spanish (spain) argentinian, lebaniese, and morracian.

mary leona tyree August 5, 2011 at 6:40 am

I think my last name is scottish?

Asia August 3, 2011 at 11:06 pm

My name is Asia
Asia a-sia as a girl’s name is pronounced AY-zhah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Asia is “sunrise”. May also derive from Assyrian “asu” meaning “east”. Modern name, usually used in reference to the continent. Also sometimes used as a short form of a name ending with -ia, such as Aspasia. According to the Koran, Asia was the name of the Pharoah’s wife who raised the infant Moses. Asia is also a variant of Aisha, the name of Muhammad’s favorite wife, one of the four “perfect women”.

cammie August 2, 2011 at 10:13 pm

My name is cameron and it comes from gaelic. It means crooked nose.

tgar August 1, 2011 at 11:14 pm

I think my family name is the most odd of all on this discussion board…Anyone have any family named “Sebron”…it later became “Cebron” then “Cebrun” in the United States. My family lived in the Caribbean…in Jamaica..but also lived somewhere else..not sure…on various islands and also in South America…I heard it was Portuguese because my family is of Yoruba/(some white – most likely Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish)…wanted to know if anyone has ever heard of this name. : )

Canaria August 9, 2011 at 2:27 am

We’ve no one of that name, but similar story of origin/spelling changes & region. We’re “Perdomo”, but only just found out from relatives the meaning, as it’s not a Spanish word at all. Our ancestors took the name “Prud’homme” in France (a title of sorts), then moved to the Canary Islands, where the name was changed in Spanish to Prodrom, Perdomo, various spellings similar. Then off to Cuba! And by the time we hit the US in the late 1800s, the only story left in the family by my time was that somehow we were (in name at least!) originally French! I never believed it till recently when I saw the entire genealogy as the name is common now in the Caribbean & Eastern S. Amer. as well as even in Italy & Spain (original form was kept in Cajun country, where there’re tons of “Prudhommes” too), but Prud’homme–> Prudhomme –> Perdomo!

Jack August 1, 2011 at 8:09 pm

My name is Shea .. thats Irish it was originally o’shea but sometime way back it was changed when my ancestor moved too England and my mums name is Salmon .. what i believe is jewish and Italian cheers !!

victor manuel garcia August 1, 2011 at 4:20 pm

my family is from mexico my moms last name is hernandez and I believe we look also arabian

Juden August 1, 2011 at 3:47 am

My name is Andre Jefferies. Andre is french and Portuguess.. My last name is Jefferies that is Greek, Italic, And African American. My mother is Black, White, Choctaw, German, and Sew Indian.

Waylen July 31, 2011 at 7:07 pm

The most popular translations of my name are Land by the Road and Son of Wolf. My family is primarily Hungarian with Lithuanian and Polish too :)

caldora July 31, 2011 at 6:12 pm

mothers nameis gloria serventi

Alex July 28, 2011 at 11:49 pm

I have no idea its origin or anything

Ayanna July 28, 2011 at 8:21 pm

all i know is that my father is French and my mother is African American, but my mother named me.
my name means beautiful flower.

Ferguson, Wordsmith July 31, 2011 at 4:29 am

I believe I know you……

Delilah July 28, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Find the meaning of my name.

Katelynn July 27, 2011 at 6:08 am

My name is Gaelic for Pure and my last name is yugoslavian

bjhjhj July 26, 2011 at 11:14 pm


Misti831 July 26, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Salas, but my grandfather changed it to Salas from Lang. im not asian. my father is German, Austrian and Czech

Michelle July 26, 2011 at 12:17 am

my last name is yeager

Colby July 26, 2011 at 12:08 am

Russian, Scottish and English on my mothers side. Irish, Sicillian, and French on my fathers side…. mutt?

Marian July 25, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Oh yeah my mom was born in;
Manila,Philippines or maybe Ilocos <– idk lol.
my dad; Surigao, Philippines

Marian July 25, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Um hey there xD Im Marian my name means Mary; Jesus’mom?
Im christian.
my enthnicity ; Full filipina [ilocano/visaya] 1/8 chinese and 10%spanish.
The langs i know; a lil italian, fluent english/tagalog, one word in ilocano, a few words in spanish, a little italian, two words in korean, and i understand a lil of japanese. and a few chinese ;3 >> IM A RETIRED NAVY BRAT SO I KNOW A FEW LANGS.

Jennifer July 24, 2011 at 11:15 pm

im american, mexican ,spanish and arabian
both of my parenst are from mexico
but my grandmas family is from spain (moms;mom)
and my moms dad family is arabian but my granpa is also mexican and well my dadds family is all MEXICAN
And im from united states
Austin,texas (:

Kara July 24, 2011 at 8:12 am

I went on a search for my ancestors. I’m half Spanish half White. On my dads side I’m Spanish, Native- American, French- Canadian, and German. On my mom’s side I’m British aka English, Welsh, Irish, French, and Scottish. My grandmas last name was Mattingley, My grandpas was Cornett it used to have an e at the end so does that mean that it could also be english too? I’ve always wondered if I could possibly be anything else. My great great great grandmother’s last name was Gettings which is Welsh.

Xi July 21, 2011 at 11:24 pm

My last name is English and French but I have no idea of where my first name comes from. I’m English, Indian White, Native American, German, and French on my mom’s side and Irish, African American, and White on my dad’s side.

Ross July 24, 2011 at 7:31 pm

One example of Xi is that it is typically a Chinese girl’s name which means, in literal translation, “happy” or “happiness”. In certain contexts, it could also mean “careful”. Best of luck toyou in your pursuits!

Mathew July 21, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Last name is watson. I am of cherokee descent. My 7 great grandmother was a famous cherokee. called “women of the cherokees”. shes famous because their is a play about her and its going to broadway. I dont know my mothers side but i think its french canadian. her maiden name is abbott

Xi July 21, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Ah, kool, my grandma’s cherokee

Kandace Laswell July 21, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I am half white, dutch, and African American. My mother is white and dutch. My
father is Afican American. My first name is an english name. I know that my
name has been used by Ethopian Queens that have an ancient hereditary titled
names like mine. :)

notagain.. July 29, 2011 at 12:39 am

Dutch people are white. xd.

Aalayah mcclendon July 21, 2011 at 9:09 am

No clue what my first name means im sure it doesnt have a meanin last name is from irish decent and also native american and african american

Jan August 15, 2011 at 5:20 am

Dear Aalayah , I looked -up your name on name websites , It was hard 2 find but I did! It’s beautiful! The name Aalayah means ‘ to ascend ‘ as in 2 heaven , I’d gather , to go up! This is great . Not 2 be rude but your surname ‘ Mcclendon is most likely just Irish if not shared by other Brits. Your other heritages (similar 2 mine) have just borrowed / married /mixed in w/ other races . Blessings 2 u .

Jan August 15, 2011 at 5:22 am

Also , Aalayah is Hebrew.

Jordan July 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Im not sure wat mi nme means bt I think it means River but anyone who knows can reply and tell me.!?!?!?

Tatyanna July 19, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Russian name, named after Princess Tatyanna Romanof

Charles July 17, 2011 at 10:08 pm

I’m Italian

Naomi July 16, 2011 at 7:05 pm

My name is Naomi and I’m Eritrean but my name is a hebrew name which means “pleasure and delight”

Profile photo of ethnicon Site Admin ethnicon Site Admin July 17, 2011 at 2:12 am

Nice name. Its also a Japanese name too!

christina marie crump schoen July 17, 2011 at 5:16 am

christina from the word christian/or christ like, marie adapted from virgin mary,crump (surname madien,schoen means beutiful

Jan August 15, 2011 at 5:23 am

Naomi is also Native American .

gabriela rodriguez trujillo July 15, 2011 at 4:54 pm

my name is a typical mexican-spaniard name as well as my last name(rodriguez).trujillo is my spaniard last name and it may be linked to the dominican republic.

Melissa July 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm
Alejandria Ortiz-Kameneva July 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm

My Name Is Alejandria & ii Think My Name Is Spanish, My Mom Is Puerto Rican & My Dad Is Black & Russian .

Laura July 15, 2011 at 7:17 am

My name is laura and my blood mom is el salvadorian, japaness and and a spainyard ,italian and my blood dad is japaness, puerto rican, italian, french and irish

LSF, July 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Oh one question, does anybody know where this surname comes from: Dattin.

Ross July 24, 2011 at 7:43 pm

In the south of France, there are some Dattins (pronounced dot-teen) that I am familiar with. This is the only location which I have had the pleasure and honor of meeting the Dattin name.

LSF, July 14, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Lakeesha is a african name.
I am Creole(Curacao), Surinamese(Brazilian/Portugese?, African, Native American, Chinese), Panamanian(mestiza) on my dads side.
And my mom is French & Dutch.
But most ppl think i come from Morocco or Romania.

Shuna Jones July 14, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Mi Name es Keeshuna Jones an I b frm Barbados an i mixd wi Jamaican/Korean…don nuh wah mi name cum’e one??

Sara July 14, 2011 at 8:24 pm

My name means princess. Funny because I am the only girl out of 9 children lol. I am mexican, Aztec on my mothers side. Spanish Aztec mongolian on my dad’s side

Elaine July 13, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Elaine, Its a French meaning of Light

Shuna Jones July 14, 2011 at 8:53 pm

beauti!..luv et

Sirri July 13, 2011 at 8:27 am

@Richard Kerr
Sorry I took forever to check this…I’m really pale I have a lot of freckles and Im pretty tall I have brown hair and eyes…I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Lorrainea Riley July 12, 2011 at 11:33 pm

my mother is mexican, english, swedish,norweigen,italian and german. My father is mexican and irish. my mom made up the name Lorrainea but my nick name is Reina(mexican) and my last name is Riley (irish)

Jan July 22, 2011 at 1:06 am

Reina is Spanish for royalty , queen, I do not recall what Lori / Lorraine means . I will find-out.

arlene sullivan July 12, 2011 at 10:21 pm

my name is arlene sullivan my first name is french and my last name is irish as far as i kno i am black indian (arapaho, cheeroke, and blackfoot) greek spanish and irish

Shuna Jones July 14, 2011 at 8:55 pm

I hev Mohawk Gran du yu hev ani Trinadian blud? ppl frm Tabago..Blakfut?

LeChe July 12, 2011 at 2:54 am

My name is LeChe, I am creole, native american,and cuban

anonymous July 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I am Samoan and Chinese!

LINDA July 4, 2011 at 7:43 pm

My name is Linda my mom is Korean/Japness my dad is Creole African American,Native American and French.

Jan July 22, 2011 at 1:09 am

Yours is ez . Linda means -Pretty( feminine )in Spanish . I have 2 cuzs named this & 1 spells it Lynda.–Peace-

leena k w June 21, 2011 at 8:33 pm

My name is walton im pakistani ,black ,native american,chinese,some indian ancestry where doe sthe name walton come from?

aneesah June 21, 2011 at 3:13 am

my name is aneesah dowd, my first name is arabic and it means friend, my last name is irish. im black, native, and irish so it makes sense

anonymous June 14, 2011 at 4:32 am

Joita? Anyone know where that might be from?

dawn June 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm

my name is french and i am native american and black and my name morning sun or auroa

Jan August 15, 2011 at 5:30 am

Yes Dawn your correct . Your’s is ez 2 . It is Native American & I thk Greek in origin . My friend Lisa’s li’l sis ‘ name is this . Nice name overall.

Jan August 15, 2011 at 5:31 am

Also Dawn , you are the morning sun .–Showering u w/ love!

omar June 1, 2011 at 6:25 am

My dada is black and native american and my mom is white and vietnamese

Intrinsic June 12, 2011 at 4:39 am

May be rooted in Ireland.

Aleksandra Sara May 31, 2011 at 3:37 pm

My name is Polish and it means Beautiful and graceful guardian

O'Daye May 23, 2011 at 2:16 am

I’m Native American through and through. My grandparents names were changed from our traditional last names to O’Daye. Where does it come from?

jd May 29, 2011 at 5:59 am

definitely sounds irish

Jenna Bazan May 22, 2011 at 8:11 pm

my name is arabic but I am half mexican, a quarter apache indian, & a quarter irish.

beanna garcias May 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm

well i dont know what breanna means so can someone pleasetell me…thankx

Kaitlyn May 19, 2011 at 10:01 pm

My name is Irish and it means Pure

Leigh Mile May 10, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Well Mine Is Mile Aswell It Comes From Ireland ..

anonymous May 26, 2011 at 2:56 am

See…thats what I read too. but it’s not like 1 mile. its mile, it sounds italian or french? i can’t describe how to pronounce it lol.

anonymous May 10, 2011 at 1:06 am

anyone know where the surname mile might come from?

Charles July 17, 2011 at 10:08 pm

It Comes From Latino Latin

anonymous July 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm

What do you mean? Lol.

Samson May 9, 2011 at 9:49 am

Last name is Samson, really would like to know where it first originated from or at least if it has a meaning to it, especially if you area of haitian culture. Born and raised. Please tell me

Sabina May 8, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Well my name is Sabina (pronounced: SA-BEE-NA) and both my parents are Pakistani but whenever i google the meaning of my name is says its of Italian origin but I’m pretty sure my name doesn’t have the same meaning as the Italian Sabina. What would the Pakistani or Indian meaning of Sabina be?

alima May 5, 2011 at 1:41 am

my mom’s last name is aini and that’s afghan, my dad’s last name is hakimi and that’s afghan too. i am of afghan, tajik, and indian descent.. and PROUD :)

Signe Robertson May 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm

My name is Signe. I am Swedish. Signe is a variant of the Old Norse Signý, meaning victory (sigr) and new (ný). Some common misconceptions are that Norse simply means Norwegian, when it actually means Scandinavian. Norse means from the North, not from Norway. Also, I know people in other countries pronounce Signe in all sorts of ways, but the only way to pronounce it in Sweden is Sing-ne.

Salkanovic May 3, 2011 at 9:02 pm

well.. my surname is Bosnian.. my mums is German Schmidt.. but I have Italian English French and Swedish.. (surnames are Mauriello–> Italian, Rose–> English, Lindberg–> Swedish, and Leroy–> French).. that’s just back in history.. I’m mostly Bosnian and German..:)

Jaden Joseph Ramirez May 1, 2011 at 7:15 pm

My fathers surname is Ramirez and he is Spanish, Puerto Rican, Argentine, Mexican, and Colombian decent. He also has a Serbian ancestor that goes back hundreds of years on his mothers side.

My mothers Surname in Martinic and she is mainly Croatian and Italian but she also is Argentine, Welsh, English, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Swiss, Czech, Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Lebanese, Libyan, South African, and Sioux Native American decent.

Rich May 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm

“Melo” is of Portuguese origin. Could be Spanish, but most Portuguese surnames are variants of Spanish names. im brazilian and our last names are mostly portuguese. Melo is common

Cecilia May 1, 2011 at 3:18 am

My last name is Melo. I heard is french. But my dad told me that it’s portuguese, spain, galician, and he’s from mexico. And also from my mom’s side I’m portuguese and spain and she is from el salvador.
And i’m in USA.

Miranda April 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm


My dad is of French, Italian, Native American (Cherokee) and Canadian, My mom is French and English. My last name is Scarduzio. I know its Italian, but I don’t know which part of Italy though : Please help!

Naila-Itzihuari Quintero April 29, 2011 at 8:10 am

The second part of my first name is Itzihuari. My mother says the name comes from a Tarascan(indigenous indians of Michoacan, Mexico) princess. If anyone knows what it means or where it comes from that would be awesome. Thx :D

Sabina May 8, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Naila is of arabic origin if that helps. The rest of your name deff sounds meso-merican or Incan.

DeSoto April 24, 2011 at 7:22 pm

My mom’s madien last name is Carmouche which is french and her mom’s last name is Tassin which is also french. So my mom is 100% french descendent. Now my dad is a DeSoto which i guess is spanish and his mom’s last name is Desselles which i think its french, so what am i? lol

DeSoto April 24, 2011 at 7:17 pm

My first name is Adam which is hebrew, it means man and to be red. Now my last name is DeSoto, which i guess is spanish after the explorer Hernando de Soto, i guess. My ancestory is french and some cuban, so do any of u guys know what the surname DeSoto derived from besides my guess?

Adam James DeSoto

Heidi Ross May 3, 2011 at 12:24 am

The name De Soto is also in my family and comes from my great-grandmother’s family in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is definitely of Spanish and possibly Portuguese origin in my case (given Brazil has a significant Portuguese population). The literal Spanish translation of ‘de soto’ means ‘a thicket’.

DeSoto May 7, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Cool thanks!!! :)

Cenica April 24, 2011 at 3:04 am

where does the last name Cenica come from?

Kai Boyd April 23, 2011 at 7:24 am

My name is Kai Boyd, I am 100% African American to my knowledge my maternal family name is Alexander and my paternal is Foster..

Kai Boyd April 23, 2011 at 7:29 am

I know my father said there are Mexican, Eskimo(I don’t know the correct term), and Caucasian… I also do know that Boyd stems from Scotland and/or Ireland

Hana April 24, 2011 at 10:05 pm

The correct term for Eskimo is Inuit

Shereen Chowdhury April 22, 2011 at 11:20 pm

My first name is of Turkish origin, or middle-eastern origin, I assume.

amber marie chandu April 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Mom: Irish, Puerto Rican, German, Hungarian, Czechslovakian, and Austrian
Dad: Pakistani, Bangoli, Afghani

amber marie chandu April 21, 2011 at 8:44 pm

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