Last Names

Chinese Last Names – Most Common Surnames

Chinese Last Names

Most Common Chinese Last Names and What They Mean   Despite the fact that there are a couple of thousand Chinese last names, around 85% of the population use one of the top 100 surnames. Like Korean last names, the Chinese surname precedes the given name. This is different to …

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Swedish Last Names – What’s With The -son?

Swedish Last Names

Most Common Swedish Last Names   Chances are, you’ve heard Swedish last names before. If you have, you might have notice that they are very easily identifiable, because almost one third of Swedish last names end in the suffix -son. It’s not surprising that of the most popular Swedish surnames, …

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Most Popular Spanish Last Names

Spanish Last Names

Most Popular Spanish Last Names – Hispanic Surnames and Their Origin   Spanish last names can be found all over the world in the many Spanish speaking countries such as Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and South/Central America. They have a long and interesting history, and like most countries, have a …

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Most Common Polish Last Names With Meanings

Polish Last Names

Most Popular Polish Last Names   Like most European countries, Polish last names are most often derived from place names, family patriarchs or nicknames that denote a trait. Place names usually end in -ski (as evidenced in the list below), and these were exclusively for the elite and noble. However, …

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100 Most Common Arabic Last Names

Arabic Last Names

Most Common Arabic Last Names   Arabic last names all have a beautiful and unique meaning behind them. Quite often, they have a religious connotation (like Muslim last names), or link to the Prophet’s or God in some way. Sometimes they may be occupational or geographical surnames too. They are …

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150+ Most Popular French Last Names

French Last Names

150+ Most Popular French Last Names   Like most countries around the world, French last names follow a similar pattern in how they come about and what they mean. There are typically 4 types of French surnames and almost all French last names will fall into one of these categories. …

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200 Cool Last Names For Girls and Boys That Sound Amazing

Cool Last Names

Cool Last Names That Sound Amazing   Maybe you’re looking for cool last names for a character you’ve made, or maybe you’re looking to change your surname to something, well, cooler. Whatever the reason, you’ve come to the right place. We have collected some of the coolest sounding last names …

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Most Common British Last Names

British Last Names

Most Common British Last Names That You Will Love British last names are spread far and wide, and more likely than not, you will have heard quite a few before. They have a long history and tell you more about an individuals family ancestry than you would have thought. Some …

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The Best Muslim Last Names

Muslim Last Names

The Best Popular Muslim Last Names Muslim last names are found far and wide, all over the globe. These names transgress nationality or ethnicity as Islam is what all these name holders have in common. They have beautiful meanings and usually originate from Islamic history. For example, the world’s most …

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Most Common German Last Names By Meanings, Trait and Region

German Last Names

Common German Last Names – Do you recognize any?   German last names are an interesting bunch purely based on how they came about. Almost all German surnames are based on an occupation, a trait or a place. This leads to some pretty self-explanatory surnames. German surnames are common all …

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