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List of Sephardic-Jewish Surnames

List of Sephardic-Jewish Surnames . Learn more through books here

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  • Aaro (H)(S) de Aharon, el sumo sacerdote. quizas significa aro, anillo
  • Aaron (H) AaroAarons (H) Aaro
  • Aba (A) vestidura hecha del camello o pelo de cabra
  • Aba (H) papa
  • Adaba (A) :Flor
  • Abaca (A) Alfolza
  • Abacassis (A)(H) ver Abecassis. no musulman. Tambien viene de la ciudad espanola de Cassis.
  • Abada al servicio del Eterno
  • Abadalla (A) Al servicio de Ala
  • Adabe (A)(P) Sacerdotal
  • Abadee (A) ver Abade
  • Abadi (A) Al servicio del Eterno
  • Abadi (A)(H) Tribu. palabra tomada prestada del arabe
  • Abadia (H)(S) From Obadia: Alabado sea el Eterno. Al servicio del Eterno
  • Abadias (A) Abbeys or His servant.
  • Abadie (A) See Abade
  • Abady (A) See Abade
  • Abaiuf (HB) The chief or head of his father’s house
  • Abalos (S) Village in La Rioja
  • Abaloss (S) See Abalos
  • Abam (AF) Second child after the twins
  • Aban (PE) Waters
  • Abanaim (H) Various Definitions
  • Abandalac (A) Masseur
  • Abandalak (A) Masseur
  • Abangabay (H) Aban + treasurer, customarily the treasurer of the synoguge
  • Abano (P) A fan from the word Avano
  • Abarbanel (H) Variant of Abravanel
  • Abarca (BA) (S) Sandal, also a city in Palencia Spain
  • Abarezque ? Abaresque, in the style of the Arabs
  • Abarim (HB) Mountain or mountain range near the plain of Moab
  • Abarracin (S) From Albarracin: Toponimic an area in Teruel
  • Abarrez (BA) Unknown See Abarretz
  • Abarretz (F) City in France. See Abarrez
  • Abastado (S) From the word Astado. horned cattle
  • Abas (A) (1) Stern or Lion (2) Simple, primative
  • Abasa (A) Stern or Lion
  • Abasi (A)(PE) Belonging to Abas, King of Persia
  • Abastado (S) Rich
  • Abatbol (A) A maker of the tamborine or drums. Famous family from Morocco
  • Abato (P) Tear down, demolish, subtract
  • Abaud (A) Also Abboud. Devoted worshipper, obedient
  • Abay (A) Barking or baying of dogs.
  • Abayu (H) Also Avaya. Mustard plant.
  • Abayud (A) Abashed or dismayed
  • Abaz (A)(H) Lion or stearn
  • Aba Mazel (A)(H) Garment of camel or goat hair + good luck
  • Abba (A) See Abbas
  • Abbas (A) Austire or Lion
  • Abbasi (A) Lion
  • Abbate (A) Priest or a member of an abbot’s entourage
  • Abbis (A) A location in Alexandria Egypt
  • Abbas Ibn (A) Son of Ibbas
  • Abbassi (A) See Abbasi
  • Abbate (A) Vendor or peddler
  • Abbati (A) Vendor or peddler
  • Abbina (L) White
  • Abbina (H) Intelligent
  • Abbini (L) White
  • Abbini (H) Intelligent
  • Abbo (A) G-d’s servant
  • Abbou (A) G-d’s servant
  • Abboudi (A) G-d’s servant
  • Abbu (A) G-d’s servant
  • Abbud (A) G-d’s servant
  • Abcatar (S) From the word Catar to taste
  • Abd (A) Prefix meaning endurance and fortitude of the worshiper
  • Abdala (A) Servant of G-d
  • Abdalhac (A) Polisher
  • Abdalhach (A) Polisher
  • Abdalla (A) Servant of G-d
  • Abdallah (A) Servant of G-d
  • Abdel (A) Servant of G-d
  • Abdela (A) Servant of G-d
  • Abdelas (A) Servant of G-d
  • Abdelhac (A) Servant of G-d
  • Abdelhak (A) Servant of G-d
  • Abdias (A) His servant
  • Abdon (A)(H) His servant
  • Abdoun (A) His servant
  • Abdus (A) Name of the narrator of the hardith
  • Abe (H) Prefix meaning father of. Also see Abou
  • Abeasis (H) From the city of Cassis found in the book of Job
  • Abeassis (H) From the city of Cassis found in the book of Job
  • Abeatar (P) Devout
  • Abecasis (A) Non-Muslim priest
  • Abecassis (A) See Abecasis Also see Abecassis
  • Abecassiz (A) See Abecasis
  • Abechar ( ) Abouchar? Also see Abek
  • Abechdid ( ) Abouchedid? Also see Abek
  • Abeck (A) See Abek
  • Abecvassis (P) See Abecassis
  • Abed (H) From the word abad, to work or serve
  • Abehsera (H) Common in North Africa.From the word hatsir meaning carpet made of hay or other vegatal material. Carpet maker
  • Abehsera (P) Vendor
  • Abejamil (A) Father + handsome
  • Abek (A) Khezer, Tunisia
  • Abekhezer (A) Khezer, Tunisia
  • Abela (A) Vanity
  • Abelda (A) Small village in La Rioja
  • Abele (BA)(DU)(H) Animal, Cattle – White Popular Tree – Varient of Able meaning breath
  • Abelho (P) Old
  • Abelias (H) From the word Abel, breath
  • Abeilla (P) From the word Abelhao, bumble bee
  • Abell (H) Varient of Abel
  • Abella (H) Varient of Abel
  • Abella (S) From the word Bella, beautiful
  • Abella (S) From the Catalan, bee (more likely)
  • Abella (I) Also an Italian village where the Trojans lived prior to Spain
  • Abello (L) Variant of Abelli. A pyrenean (Celtic) god or see Abelho
  • Abels (H) Variant of Able. Breath
  • Abemenir (P) Father of + from the word menhir meaning upright stone used as a monument. Menir da Meada Portugal
  • Aben (A) An archaic form of Ibn meaning son of
  • Aben Abez (A)(H) Son of the town of Abez. Abez, Israel was occupied by the tirbe of Issachar, and means tin or white
  • Aben Abibe (P) Aben + a type of bird Avive is a variant or from the name Habib
  • Aben Aderet (H) Aben + Crown
  • Aben Adib (H) Aben + worshiper
  • Aben Alfacar (A) Aben + town Alfacar in province of Granada
  • Aben Alfahar (A) Aben + Al-Fajjar. Dinnerware or pottery. Town in the province of Granada, Mecina Alfahar
  • Aben Atar (H) Aben + Atar to encircle or to crown
  • Aben Athar (A) Aben + Spice merchant
  • Aben Ayish (H) Aben + Ayish meaning heavenly constellation Great Bear
  • Aben Bitas (PE) Aben + bitas meaning unique
  • Aben Bivas (S) Aben + from Viva meaning life or long life
  • Aben Crespe (I)(S) Aben + Curly as in curly hair
  • Aben Danon (H)(S) Aben + variant of Daniel
  • Aben Davon (H) Aben + dear one
  • Aben Elazar (H) Aben + G-d has helped
  • Aben Ezra (H) Aben + Help
  • Aben Faia (I) Aben + heavy eater or gluton
  • Aben Gadalia (H) Aben + G-d is great
  • Aben Habib (A)(H) Aben + Loved one. Also Chaviv and Haviv (H) loved one
  • Aben Haim (H) Aben + Haim meaning life.
  • Aben Lavie (H) Aben + Lion, from the word Lavi
  • Aben Menos (S) Aben + Jewsih quarter of Majorca
  • Aben Nahmias (H) Aben + The Lord consoles. From the word Nachamia
  • Aben Namias (H) See Aben Nahmias
  • Aben Nunez (S) Aben + Son of Nuno
  • Aben Pando (P)(S) Aben + A hollow or depression in the ground
  • Aben Rocas (S) Aben + Rock or tower of strenght. Also Roca, Roco, Rocha and Roche
  • Aben Saal (D) Aben + manor house or hall or person who worked there. See Aben Sala.
  • Aben Sala (P)(S) Aben + Living room or someone working there. Popular in Cataluna
  • Aben Sancho (L) Aben + Sacred
  • Aben Schosehan (H) Aben + Lilly
  • Aben Shosahan (H) Aben + Lilly from the word Shoshan
  • Aben Simon (H) Aben + he who hears
  • Aben Yaes (H) From Ben Yaich
  • Aben Xuxen (H) Aben + Lilly
  • Abenabas (A) Aben +Abas borrowed from the Muslims by the Sephardim. Meaning simple, primitive. Found in Portugal in the 15th century. Also Abbas.
  • Abenabez (H) Aben + to gleam and the name of a town in the middle east
  • Abenabibe (P) Lapwing bird
  • Abenabsil (H) Aben + Fled and escaped?
  • Abenacan (H) Aben + Afflicted
  • Abenacar (T) Aben + bright
  • Abenacar (H) Aben + to fasten, to yoke or hitch, to join battle
  • Abenacaya (HB) Aben + Achaia meaning grief or trouble. Also a region in Southern Greece and as acaya, a city in Italy
  • Abenacoje (S) Aben + perhaps from the word acoger, to receive or welcome. Name recorded in Austuriaa
  • Abenadado (H) Aben + a wood working term.
  • Abenadan (H) Aben + possible form of Adam.
  • Abenadar (H) Aben + and the sixth month of the Hebrew calendar. According to Hollywood lore, the name of the Centurian ordered to crusify Jesus, but not true .
  • Abenadis (AF) Aben + one who will teach us
  • Abenadon (HB) Aben + master, first spoken by Abraham
  • Abenady (H) Aben + from Nadah, prosperous
  • Abenaes (H) Aben + miracle
  • Abenaex (H) See Abenaes
  • Abenafino (S) Aben + Fine step, refering to the Spanish breed of the horses of the conquistadors
  • Abenafino (S) Aben + A pale, dry sherry from Jerrez, Spain
  • Abenafino (S) Aben + A weight of yarn
  • Abenafino (S) Aben + Clever, shrewd
  • Abenafion (C)(T) Aben + Fair, Blond or Opium district of Turkey, also translated as juice of the flower
  • Abenagau Aben + Language and tribe of Ethopia that preceded the Falashas, “the Black Jews”.
  • Abenahar (H) Aben + behind
  • Abenahar (HB) Aben + farthest end as in farthest end of the desert
  • Abenahar (H) Aben + perhaps from the name Aharon, exalted or enlightened one.
  • Abenaish (H) Aben + from Yaish meaning substance or wealth
  • Abenajub (H) Aben + From Jehoiakim, son of Jeshua
  • Abenalabean (S) Aben + warped
  • Abenalas (S) Aben + wings
  • Abenalaup (S) Aben + village of Benalup in Andalucia
  • Abenalazar (H) Aben + G-d will help from Eliezer
  • Abenalfahar (A) Aben + potter’s clay
  • Abenalhadet (A) Aben + oral traditions from the word Hadith
  • Abenamar (H) Aben + command, order
  • Abenambran (HB) Aben + Ambran married Jochabed who begat Aron & Moses. Also a city in Spain -Torrre de Estaban Ambran
  • Abenameies (G) Aben + From Plato – “A river of hell who no vessel could contain”
  • Abenamen (H) Aben + from the word aman, so let it be.
  • Abenament (L) Aben + thong or strap
  • Abenamias (L) Aben + Loved, a variant of the word amyas
  • Abenamiel (H) Aben + G-d of my people
  • Abenamor (A)(S) Aben(A), son of. Amor(S), love
  • Abenanueva (S) Aben + new
  • Abenardud (H) Aben + bold. Also Ardit, Ardud, Arditi
  • Abenardut (H) Aben + bold
  • Abenarroyo (S) Aben + deep gully, dry gulch
  • Abenasaya (H) Aben + son of Asias (from the famous biblical family of Israel and later Portugal
  • Abenassel (A) Aben + “honeyed” from the word mu”assel. Used in the tobacco business
  • Abenatar (H)(S) Aben(A), son of. Atar(S), to tie up or to crown (H)
  • Abenatar (A) Son of the prefumes/spices seller
  • Abenathar (A) From Ibn Athar, son of a spice or perfume merchant
  • Abenavalla (A) Aben + pretty view, from the word havala
  • Abenavo (P) Aben + shortened from the word Oitavo meaning eighth Also money from Macau
  • Abenayon (S) Aben + hedge from the word hayon
  • Abenayon (H) Aben +
  • Abenazab (A) Aben + wandering, traveling. Also cities in Turkey & Iran
  • Abenazam (H) Aben + from the word Adama meaning earth
  • Abenazerim ( ) Aben + perhaps the language and people of Azerbajan
  • Abenazo (HB) Aben + Azo, son of Eliakim
  • Abenazo (D) Aben + old German for noble at birth
  • Abenazogue (S) Aben + mercury or quicksilver
  • Abenbacua (L) Aben + vacuum or void from the Latin vacua
  • Abenbahi (A) Aben + fine, good
  • Abenbayte (A) Aben + from the word bayt meaning habitation or dwellings
  • Abenberga (A) Aben + a mountain city in Catalunia Spain
  • Abenbibas (S) Aben + perhaps from the word viva meaning life
  • Abenbidas (S) Aben + lively or smart
  • Abenbruch (D) Aben + marsh land
  • Abencabo (S) Aben + end,or cape or Sergeant
  • Abencaboa (S) Aben + species of shad. Also Abensaboca.
  • Abencabra (A)(S) Aben(A), son of. Cabra(S), goat or goat rancher
  • Abencacave (R) Aben + tinker, involved with kettles
  • Abencacon (H) Aben + delight. Varient of Abensason
  • Abencadiq (A) Aben + friend. Varient of Abensadiq
  • Abencadon (A) Aben + happy from Sadun. Sadon is a variant.
  • Abencahadia (HB) Aben + pirncess. Sahadia and Sadia are variants
  • Abencahal (HB) Aben + lion. Sahal and Sahl are variants
  • Abencai (PE) Aben + sai, muslim meaning holy one or saint. Cai is a variant
  • Abencar (T)(H) See Abenacar
  • Abencasa (S) Aben + house
  • Abencasi (A) Also Ibn Kasi and Al Qhasi, A ruling dynasty in Spain.
  • Abencasson (A)(S) Aben(A), son of. Casson(S), Brown sugar
  • Abencasson (S) Cason(S), old ancestral home
  • Abencasson (S) Cazon(S), a type of fish
  • Abencasson (A)(H) Son of Casson derived from Casson meaning joy
  • Abencaya (S) Aben + a region of Asturia Leon
  • Abencayde (A) Aben + Cayde, an Arab sage, Al-Cayde
  • Abencaydon (A) Aben + servant. Also Sayden
  • Abencayl (H) Aben + variant of Caleb meaning whole-hearted
  • Abenccahadias (H) Aben + variants of Cahadia, Sahadia, Sadia meaning assist or support G-d.
  • Abencedillo (S) Aben + municipality of Extremadura
  • Abenceholin (A)(H) Aben + ceholin and/or Seholin. Not defined
  • Abenchacar (A)(H) Aben + solid rock from Al Chacar and/or Sakhr
  • Abenchen (H) Aben + favor, grace, charm
  • Abencobra (P) Aben + cobra, reptile, treacherous person
  • Abencof (H) Aben + Kof, 19th letter of Hebrew alphabet
  • Abenconiel (S) Aben + perhaps the city of Conil de la Frontera in Cadiz Province, Spain
  • Abencosta (S)(P) Aben + Coastline, Coast
  • Abencota (L) Aben + cot, tunic, sheepcote
  • Abencredi (L) Aben + perhaps from the word credere to believer, hence a believer.
  • Abencrisp (L)(P)(S) Aben + curly
  • Abencrespin (L)(P)(S) Aben + Crispis nickname for man with curly hair.
  • Abencrespo (L)(P)(S) Aben + Crispis meaning curly
  • Abencrey (S) Aben + perhaps from the word creyente meaning believer
  • Abendalak (A) Aben + masseur
  • Abenfacen (A) Aben (A) son of, Facen from the word Hassan, benefactor
  • Abenforma (A)(S) Aben (A) son of, Forma shape
  • Abengabay (H) Aben + Treasurer
  • A(a)benhaim (H) Son of Haim
  • Abenito (S) Benit, Benedict
  • Abenjamin (H) From Benjamin, son of the south or son of the right hand.
  • Abenmanuel (H) Aben + Manuel and similar names meaning G-d is with us.
  • Abenmayor (A)(S) Aben (A) son of, Mayor (S), the eldest
  • Abenpulicar (P) Aben + from Polegar meaning thumb and thicker fingers of the hand.
  • Abenrey (S) Aben + king
  • Abensaboca (S) Aben + species of Shadd
  • Abensanto (S) Aben + saint
  • Abensanchez (S) Aben + Sancho
  • Abensusan (H) Aben + lily from shoshan
  • Abenviva (S) Abeb + life or smart
  • Abenvive (A)(S) Aben + life or smart
  • Abenzaed (A) Aben + lord
  • Abenxuxen (H) See Abensusan, Lily
  • Abergel (A) One legged man
  • Aberjel (A) One legged man
  • Abermah (A) Lancer
  • Abesdid (A) Fair
  • Abetan (A) Excommunicated
  • Abetar (A) A location in Syria
  • Abetbol (B) Drum maker
  • Abetibol (B) Drum maker
  • Abettan (A) Excummunicated
  • Abettane (A) Excommunicated
  • Abiad (A) White
  • Abiatar (HB) From Ebiatar, meaning more than a father, son of the priest Ahimelekh
  • Abiatar (HB) Plenty
  • Abib ( ) Dear
  • Abibe ( ) Dear
  • Abicasis (A) Non-Muslim priest
  • Abicassis (A) Non-Muslim priest
  • Abid (A) Servant of G-d
  • Abiego (S) A small village in Huesca
  • Abigador (H) From Avigador – father protector
  • Abigdor (H) From Avigador – father protector
  • Abi (HB) My father. Used also as a prefix
  • Abihsira (A) Track vendor
  • Abihssera (H)(AR) See Becerra
  • Abikhzer (H) Cruel Person
  • Abikhzir (H) Cruel Person
  • Abi Sadiq (H) Father of Sadiq, sadig deriving from Tsaik meaning righteous
  • Abila (A) The house
  • Abila (S) Avila, a Spanish town
  • Abiles (A) The house
  • Abimelek (H) G-d is the father
  • Abinnaxim (A) Share
  • Abinnoe (HB) Abi + Noah
  • Abiquisis (A) Non-Muslim priest
  • Abirmad (A) Coal dealer
  • Abisdid (A) Fair, good person
  • Abismil ( ) Shoemaker
  • Abisroar ( ) Privileged
  • Abisror ( ) Privileged
  • Abistid (A) Fair, good person
  • Abitibol (B) Drum maker
  • Abitbol (B) Drum maker
  • Abizmil ( ) Shoemaker
  • Ablitas (S) A village in Navarre
  • Abner (H) Candle seller
  • Aboab (A) Stringed muscial insrument
  • Aboaf (A) Stringed musical instrument
  • Aboav (A) Stringed muscial instrument
  • Abocassis (A) Non-Muslim priest
  • Abohbot (A) Potbellied
  • Abokhbot (A) Potbellied
  • Abolaffia (A) Doctor, pharmacist
  • Abolaffio (A) Doctor, pharmacist
  • Abolafia (A) Doubting or doctor, pharmacist
  • Abolays (A) Doubting
  • Abotbol (A) See Abatbol. Maker of Drums
  • Abou (A) Father, owner of. See Abe
  • Aboub (A) Stringed musical instrument
  • Aboucaia (B) Cauterizer
  • Aboucaya (B) Cauterizer
  • Aboudarham (A) From the coin dirham meaning treasurer or rich person
  • Aboudi ( ) G-d’s servant
  • Abouker (A) Happy man
  • Aboukheir (A) Happy man
  • Aboulafia (A) Doctor, pharmasist
  • Aboulker (A) Happy man
  • Aboulker (A) Wealthy man
  • Abourbia ( ) Spring man
  • Abourmad ( ) Coal dealer
  • Abouskela ( ) Man with a scar
  • Aboutbol (B) Drum maker
  • Aboutboul (B) Drum maker
  • Abouteboul (B) Drum maker
  • Abraao (P) Abraham
  • Abrabanel (H) Variant of Abravanel
  • Abraham (HB) Abraham
  • Abraham of Beja (S) Abraham + Bejar a town in Salamanca
  • Abraham of
  • Sanguesa (S) Abraham + The name of a town in Navarre
  • Abrahami (HB) Abraham
  • Abrahen (HB) Abraham
  • Abraim (HB) Abraham
  • Abram (HB) Abraham
  • Abrameto (HB) Abraham
  • Abramenti (HB) Abraham
  • Abramento (HB) Abraham
  • Abrams (HB) Abraham
  • Abrantes de (S)(P) A hamlet in Galicia, Spain, a city in Ribadetejo, Portugal
  • Abravanel (H) A limb of a limb of G-D or a variant of Abraham
  • Abravanel- (H)
  • Dormido (S) Abravanel + Asleep
  • Abrekhekh (H) Yeshivah (religious school) student
  • Abrevanel (H) See Abravanel
  • Absalon (H) Peace’s father
  • Absidid (B) Twig
  • Abtibois (B) Drum maker
  • Abtiby (B) Drum maker
  • Abuaba (B) From Oum El Abouab, Tunisia
  • Abuadari (B) See Abuaba
  • Abuadavi (B) See Abuaba
  • Abuaf (B) See Abuaba
  • Abucassis (A) Non-Muslim priest
  • Abucaya (B) Cauterizer
  • Abudante (S) Obedient
  • Abudaram (A) See Aboudarham
  • Abudaran (A) See Aboudarham
  • Abuderam (A) See Aboudarham
  • Abuderham (A) See Aboudarham
  • Abudrham (A) See Aboudraham
  • Abudi ( ) G-d’s servant
  • Abudiante (S) Obedient
  • Abudiente (S) Obedient
  • Abuediente (S) Obedient
  • Abuharham (A) See Aboudarham
  • Abuhazeira (A) Track vendor
  • Abulafia (A) Doctor or pharmacist
  • Abulcher (A) Wealthy person
  • Abulker (A) One who does good to all people
  • Abulker (A) Wealthy person
  • Aburabe (A) Rabbi
  • Aburabi (A) Rabbi
  • Aburlee (A) Jeweler
  • Abusuleiman (A) Solomon
  • Abutarda (S) From Avutarda, Great Busard, a bird
  • Abuyusuf (A) Joseph
  • Abuzacaria (A) Zacarua
  • Abuzaglo (B) Yoke
  • Abuzaglo (H) The man to the perch
  • Acacia (P) Name of an ornamental tree
  • Acco (A) Jacob
  • Accos (A) Jacob
  • Aceraf (A) Money changer
  • Acevedo Place of holly plants
  • Acharif ( ) Tribal chief
  • Achema ( ) Eager
  • Acher ( ) Happy
  • Achirihe ( ) Levantine
  • Achquenazi (H) German
  • Acoca ( ) Pearl or person of worth
  • Acosta (S) Rib in old Castillian. Same as Costa and Costilla. Not coast as in modern Spanish.
  • Acre Maple tree
  • Aelion (H) The Supreme
  • Affonso Frances (S) Alponse French
  • Afia (A) Good wishes
  • Afri (A) Rif, Morroco
  • Agreda (S) A village in the province of Soria
  • Aguado (S) Watered
  • Aguirre (S)(BA) A Basque family name. Wide open spacce.
  • Aguila (S) Eagle
  • Aguilon (S) Village in the province of Soria
  • Aguil ó (S) Eagle
  • Agusti (S) From the name Agustin
  • Ahuday (BR) Jew
  • Ailion (H) The Supreme
  • Aimeric (S) Aymeric a French name
  • Aires (S) Airs, breezes
  • Aix D’ (F) From Aix, a city in France
  • Aji (T) Bitter, sharp
  • Aji Luna (S) Aji pertaining to saint, Luna, the moon
  • Akiba (HB) Israeli Rabbi during the Roman occupation
  • Akiva (HB) See Akiba
  • Akko (A) Jacob
  • Aknin (B) Jacob
  • Aknine (B) Jacob
  • Aknoun ( ) Infant
  • Akoka ( ) Pearl or person of worth
  • Akrich (A) Aqoriche, south of Moracco, also a difficult person
  • Akriche (A) See Akrich
  • Akrish (A) See Akrich
  • Al (A) An Arabic prefix meaning the.
  • Al Bargeloni (A) Barcelona
  • Al Fasi (A) Fez, Moraco
  • Al Taqana (A) Perplexed, astonished
  • Alabalah ( ) From Alba, Spain
  • Alachkar (A) Red head
  • Aladjem (A) The Persian
  • Alagem (A) Barn
  • Alagon (S) A river in Aragon, Spain
  • Alalout (A) Fat
  • Alaluf (A) Fat
  • Alaman (A) German
  • Alamani (A) German
  • Alamany (A) German
  • Alarcon (S) Town in Spain
  • Alashka (B) From the Basque Ashkar or Azkar swift or quick
  • Alatri (I) City in Italy
  • Alatrim (I) See Alatri
  • Alatino (I) See Alatri
  • Alazar (A) Blue eyes
  • Alazan (A) Blue eyes
  • Alazaraki (A) Blue eyes
  • Alazarki (A) Blue eyes
  • Alazraki (A) Blue eyes
  • Alazraque (A) Blue eyes
  • Alazaraqui (A) Blue eyes
  • Alazzraki (A) Blue eyes
  • Alba (A) Punishment from G-D
  • Alba (S) Dawn, surplice used in church , white
  • Alba (S) A locality in Teruel, Spain
  • Alba Di (S) From Alba
  • Albaala (A) Punishment from G-D
  • Albaari (A) Sailor
  • Albaca (S) From Albahaca, the basil plant
  • Albagil (A) Female horse
  • Albagli (A) Female horse, cart driver or coachman
  • Albagly (A) Cart driver, coachman
  • Albahari (A) Sailor
  • Albahary (A) Sailor
  • Albajari (A) Sailor
  • Albala (A) Alba, Spain
  • Albalaez (S) From Alba, Spain
  • Albalag (A) Moving
  • Albalah ( ) Alba, Spain
  • Albalaj (A) Alba, Spain
  • Albalancim ( ) Valencia
  • Albalansi (A) Alvalansi, An old boat
  • Albalas (A) Alba, Spain
  • Albalenci ( ) Valencia
  • Albali (A) Cart driver, coachman
  • Albares (S) Alvares, son of Alvaro
  • Albarez (A) Alvares, son of Alvaro
  • Albas (A) Falcon
  • Albasa (A) Falcon
  • Albaz (S) Falcon
  • Albeda (S) Albeda, Spain
  • Albelauci (A) Valencia, Spain
  • Albelda (S) Small village in Huesca
  • Albeldano (S) A person from Albelda
  • Albenda (S) Albeda, Spain
  • Albert ( ) Noble, shiney
  • Albertini (I) Illustrious
  • Alberto (S) Noble, shiney
  • Albesa (S) A town in Lerida, Catalonia
  • Albida (S) Albeda, Spain
  • Albion (S) Ancient name for Great Briton
  • Albo (S) White, light skin
  • Albo (A) Victory
  • Albons (S) A locality in province of Gerona, Catalonia
  • Alborge (S) A locality in Zaragoza
  • Alborgi (S) An inhabitant of Alborge
  • Albou ( ) White, pure
  • Alboucreck (T) See Albuquerque
  • Albukrek (T) See Albuquerque
  • Albuquerque (T) From the marrano surname Albukerk of Turkey
  • Aburrabe (A) Rabbi
  • Aburrabi (A) Rabbi
  • Alcaiceria (S) Silk market (in Granada) or a group of shops belonging to the King and rented to Jewish merchants (Aragon,Alcarria, and Cuenca)
  • Alcaide (A) Judge
  • Alcaim (H) Vigilant, firm, resolve
  • Alcain (H) Vigilant, firm, resolve
  • Alcala (S) Acala, Spain
  • Alcalde (S) Mayor
  • Alcalahorrano (S) From Calahorrano, an inhabitant of Calahorra
  • Alcalai (S) Alcala, Spain
  • Alcalay (S) Alcala, Spain
  • Alcalle (S) From the word Calle meaning street.
  • Ancantara (S)(P) A village in the province of Caceres, a village in Portugal
  • Alcaniz (S) A town in Aragon
  • Alcastell (S) In the castle
  • Alcazar (S) Fortress
  • Alcee ( ) Tribal chief
  • Alceh ( ) Tribal chief
  • Alcheh ( ) Tribal chief
  • Alcheck ( ) Chief
  • Alcheick ( ) Chief
  • Alcheikh ( ) Chief
  • Alcione ( ) Singfisher
  • Alegre (S) Happy, merry
  • Alegria (S) Joy, merry
  • Alegrot (S) Merry
  • Alegure (S) Merry
  • Aleixo ( ) Protector
  • Aleluf (A) Fat, Military attendant
  • Alfahar (A) Brick maker
  • Alfaiate (A) Tailor
  • Alfakhar (A) Proud man, or brick maker
  • Alfandar (A) Tax Collector
  • Alfandari (A) Tax Collector
  • Alfandarin (A) Tax Collector
  • Alfandarim (A) Tax Collector
  • Alfandary (A) Tax Collector
  • Alfanderi (A) Tax Collector
  • Alfandri (A) Tax Collector
  • Alfaque (A) Doctor
  • Alfaqui (A) Doctor
  • Alfaquim (A) Doctor
  • Alfaquiz (A) Doctor
  • Alfare (A) Alfaro. Spain
  • Alfari (A) Seller of China
  • Alfarim (A) Seller of China
  • Alfarin (A) Seller of China
  • Alfaro (S) Municipality of Alfaro in the province of Logrono, Spain
  • Alfaro (A) The beacon
  • Alfassa (A) From Fez, Morocco
  • Alfaya (S) Jewel, Gem
  • Alfia (A) Big wine bottle
  • Alfiah (A) Big wine bottle
  • Alfie (A) Big wine bottle
  • Alforja (S) Saddlebag
  • Algaba (S) Algaba, Spain
  • Algava (S) Algaba, Spain
  • Alge (De) (P) Alge, Portugal
  • Alghaz (A) Warrior
  • Alghozi (A) Warrior
  • Algranate (S)(A) From the word granate meaning garnet, also the color or From Granada
  • Algranati (A) From Granada
  • Algrannate (A) From Granada
  • Algranti (A) From Granada
  • Alguadix (S) From Gaudix, a town in Andalusia
  • Alguazil (S) Bailiff
  • Alhaquim (A) Doctor
  • Algodife Sieve or screen manufacturer
  • Algodix Sieve or screen manufacturer
  • Algodixe Sieve or screen manufacturer
  • Alhoul Cross eyed
  • Alicante (S) A city in Spain
  • Alkain (H) Vigilant, firm, resolve
  • Allako Talkative
  • Allakou Talkative
  • Allal Heavy drinker
  • Allali Heavy drinker
  • Allaloo (A) Fat
  • Allalouf (A) Fat
  • Allaluf (A) Fat
  • Allerzouz Arzoz, Spain
  • Alliel Sick
  • Allouch (B) Sheep
  • Allouche (B) Sheep
  • Alloul (B) White, virgin
  • Alloun (A) One who elevates the spirit
  • Allul (B) White, virgin
  • Allun (A) One who elevates the spirit
  • Allush (B) Sheep
  • Almaalem Professor, master
  • Almagro (S) A town near Madrid
  • Almanca (S) A city in Spain Almanza
  • Almansa (S) A city in Spain Almanza
  • Almansi (S) A city in Spain Almanza
  • Almanza (S) A city in the province of Leon, Spain
  • Almazan (S) A city in the province of Soria, Spain
  • Almanzi (S) A city in Spain Almanza
  • Almeda (P) Almeida, Portugal
  • Almeida (A) Boating technician
  • Almeida (A) Street sweeper
  • Almeida (P) Resident of Almeida, Portugal
  • Almenara (A) Fire on watch towers, water channels
  • Almendros (S) Almond Trees
  • Almetre Master
  • Almeyda (P) Resident of Almeida, Portugal
  • Almonte (S) A village in Huelva
  • Almoslino (S) Orator
  • Almosnino (S) Orator
  • Almozlino (S) Orator
  • Almoznino (S) Orator
  • Almuslino (S) Orator
  • Al Nakawa (A) Noble
  • Alnakawa (A) Noble
  • Aloof chief, leader
  • Aloro (A) Laureated
  • Alouf (A) Chief, leader, champion, major general, lord, city head
  • Alouf (H) Chief, leader, champion, major general, lord , city head
  • Alphandary (A) Tax Collector
  • Alphanderi (A) Tax Collector
  • Alphandery (A) Tax Collector
  • Alphandry (A) Tax Collector
  • Alsheh (A) Tribal Chief
  • Alsheij (A) Tribal Chief
  • Alshekh (A) Tribal Chief
  • Altalef (A) Worthless
  • Altamirano (S) Altamira, Spain
  • Altamiro (S) Altamira, Spain
  • Altarac Gold thread embroiderer
  • Altaras Gold thread embroiderer
  • Altarass Gold thread embroiderer
  • Altaraz Gold thread embroiderer
  • Altarraz Gold thread embroiderer
  • Altauso Gold thread embroiderer
  • Alterras Gold thread embroiderer
  • Altet (S) Altet, Spain
  • Altit (S) Altet, Spain
  • Aluf (B) Chief, leader, champion, major geneal, lord, Jewish city head
  • Aluf (H) Chief, leader, champion, major general, lord, Jewish city head
  • Alufo (H) Jewish city or community head
  • Alut (A) The biblical Lot
  • Alva (de) (P) From Alva, Portugal
  • Alvade (P) From Alva, Portugal
  • Alvalansi (A) Valencia, Spain
  • Alvalesni (A) Valencia, Spain
  • Alvares Corcho (S) Corcho cork
  • Alvaro (S) From the name Alvar
  • Alvo (A) Victory
  • Alvorada (S) Alborada, dawn
  • Amado (S) Loved
  • Amagna (A) I hope
  • Amar (A) Builder
  • Amar (S) Love
  • Amarilljo (S) Amarillo meaning yellow, a color long used on clothing to
  • identify Jews
  • Amezquita (A)(S) Mezquita a mosque
  • Amigo (S) Friend
  • Amira (A) Princess
  • Amiras (A) Princess
  • Amon (A) A good person
  • Amores (S) Loves
  • Anacaz Humble
  • Anafaz Humble
  • Anahori Iluminated
  • Anahory Iluminated
  • Anania G-d’s grace
  • Ananias G-d’s grace
  • Ananou (BR) Merry
  • Anau Humble
  • Anav Humble
  • Anaw Humble
  • Anchieta (S) A Basque family name
  • Anconero (I) Ancona, Italy
  • Anconina (I) Ancona, Italy
  • Andosilla (S) A village of Navarre
  • Andrada (S)(P) Old famous Galician lineage from San Martino de Andrade
  • Andrade (S)(P) Old famous Galician lineage from San Martino de Andrade
  • Andres (S) Virile, warrior, man
  • Andujar (S) A city in the Province of Jaen
  • Anes (P) Joannes or a form of Joao
  • Anfaoul (A) Anfa, Morocco
  • Anfawi (A) Anfa, Morocco
  • Angela (S) Angel
  • Angeles (S) Angels
  • Angelet (S) Small Angel (Catalan language)
  • Angeli (S) Angel
  • Angelini (S) Angel
  • Angelis (S) Angel
  • Angelo (S) Angel
  • Anguillara (I) City in Italy
  • Anidar Carpenter
  • Anijar Carpenter
  • Ankri Lancara, Spain
  • Ankrie Lancara, Spain
  • Annabi (A) Locality in Bone, Algeria
  • Annacava (A) Noble
  • Annahory Luminous
  • Anna Kab (A) Tinsmith
  • Anna Quab (A) Tinsmith
  • Annes Joannes
  • Anqonina (I) Ancona, Italy
  • Anriquies (S) Son of, son of Henry
  • Anson (S) From Anso, a small village in Huesca
  • Antabi (T) Ain Tab, Turkey
  • Antebe (T) Ain Tab, Turkey
  • Antebi (T) Ain TAb, Turkey
  • Anticoli (I) Anticoli, Italy
  • Antillon (S) A small village in Huesca, Spain
  • Antonio (P) Anthony
  • Antores (S) Sellers who have in good faith purchased stolen goods.
  • Antunes (P) Son of Anton (Aramaic name means You)
  • Antunez (S) See Antunes
  • Aouat (B) Envious
  • Aouate (B) Envious
  • Aoudai (B) Jew
  • Aoudail (B) Jew
  • Apatron (S) Patron meaning the boss
  • Aplaton (GR) Plato, father of medicine
  • Aptekman (GR) Pharmacist
  • Aqoqa ( ) Pearl or person of worth
  • Aqnin (B) Jacob
  • Ara (S) Ara, Huesca, Spain
  • Arab Arab
  • Arav Arab
  • Aradi (A) Earth
  • Aragel (A) Man
  • Aragoes (S) Aragon, Spain
  • Aragon (S) Aragon, Spain
  • Aragones (S) Aragon, Spain
  • Araha (A) Wishing for relaxation
  • Arajel (A) Man
  • Arajil (A) Man
  • Arama (S) A municipality in the province of Guipuzcoa, Spain
  • Arame (S) A municipality in Spain (Arama)
  • Arami (S) A municipality in Spain (Arama)
  • Arana (H) A Basque family name meaning beauty, good looking
  • Arangel (A) Man
  • Arancibia (S) A Basque family name
  • Aranda (S) The name of several towns in Spain
  • Arano (S) A municipality in the province of Navarra
  • Arari (P) From the mountains. Also a city in Brazil
  • Araujo (S) Arauja, Spain
  • Arab Arab
  • Arav Arab
  • Arba (S) A river in the province of Zaragoza
  • Ares(z) (S) The smaill town of Arres in Huesca
  • Arbi Stepfather
  • Arbib Stepfather
  • Arbidon (A) Gray
  • Arboleda (S) A group of trees, wood
  • Arboles (S) Trees
  • Arbon (S) Arbon, Spain
  • Arbona (S) A Basque toponimic, in the French Basque Country
  • Arce (S) A municipality in the province of Navarra
  • Archi (S) El Arich, Spain
  • Ardit (A) Cave in Jordan
  • Arditti (A) Cave in Jordan
  • Ardout (A) Cave in Jordan
  • Arenos (S) Arenys de Mar, Spain
  • Arenus (S) Arenys de Mar, Spain
  • Arevalo (S) Arevaki, Spain
  • Argentier (F) Silversmith
  • Arias (H) From the Hebrew word arieh meaning lion.
  • Ariccia (I) Airccia, Italy
  • Aridti (A) Cave in Jordan
  • Aries (H) From the Hebrew word meaning lion. Portuguese or Galician variant of Arias.
  • Arino (S) A Basque family name
  • Ariza (S) A village in the province of Zaragoza
  • Armendariz (S) A Basque family name
  • Arnedillo (S) A town in Rioja
  • Arnedo (S) A town in Rioja
  • Ardit Burnt
  • Arditi Burnt
  • Arditti Burnt
  • Ardity Burnt
  • Arevalo (S) Arevalo, Spain
  • Arfout (A) Rif, Morocco
  • Arie (BR) Tribe of Judah
  • Arieh (BR) Tribe of Judah
  • Arnoldi (I) One who rules
  • Arobas Unit of weight
  • Arobas (A) Furious person
  • Arogueti (A) I will go
  • Aroh (A) I will go
  • Aroti (S) Rueda, Aragon, Spain
  • Arouerouer (A) Ariouarouat, Moracco
  • Arouh Long, large
  • Arous (A) Timid, shy
  • Arqeiro Archer
  • Arye (A) Tribe of Judah
  • Arriaga (S) A Basque family name
  • Arragonez (S) Son of Aragon
  • Arraiolos de Arraiolos, Portugal
  • Arrajel Man
  • Arrangel Man
  • Arrobas (A) Furious person
  • Arroja (S) Throws
  • Arrojos (S) See Arroyo
  • Arrovas (A) Furious person
  • Arroyo (S) Deep gulley cut by an intermittent stream
  • Arrueti (S) Rueda, Aragon, Spain
  • Arrusas Open air market merchant
  • Arruwas (A) Furious person
  • Aroua (A) Aroua, Moracco
  • Artz Long, large
  • Aruche (S) Arouche, Spain
  • Aruh (A) The wind
  • Aruh (H) From Arokh meaning long
  • Aruj (H) Long, see Aruh
  • Asael (H) G-d created, See Assael
  • Asal Bee keeper
  • Asaov (A) Trouble maker
  • Asayol Flood
  • Ascandrani Alexandria, Egypt
  • Ascar (A) Remembering G-D
  • Aschenazi (H) German
  • Aschkenazi (H) German
  • Ascoli (I) Ascoli, Italy
  • Aseo (A) Trouble maker
  • Aseraf (A) Money changer
  • Aserat (A) Money changere
  • Aserrat (A) Money changer
  • Asevado Place of holly plants
  • Aseyo (S) From the word Asear, to cleanse or bath
  • Asher (H) Happy
  • Asheron (H) Happy
  • Ashkenazi (H) German
  • Ashkenazy (H) German
  • Askenazi (H) German
  • Askinazi (H) German
  • Assa (HB) Remedy and the name of a Judean King
  • Assael (A) Angry
  • Assael (HB) God created, name of Yoab’s brother
  • Assai (A) Care taker of horses
  • Assaias (A) Care taker of horses
  • Assal Bee keeper
  • Assaraf (A) Money changer
  • Assarraf (A) Money changer
  • Assayag Goldsmith
  • Assayagh Goldsmith
  • Assedo Bad temper
  • Asseo (A) Trouble maker
  • Asserrat (A) Money changer
  • Assia Antica (S) Ancient Asia
  • Assias (A) Care taker of horses
  • Assine Military
  • Assor Olive oil manufacturer
  • Assouline (BR) Cliff
  • Assoun Benefactor
  • Assous (A) Sousse, Tunisia
  • Assumpcao (P) He who elevates himself
  • Astegiano (I) Asti, Italy
  • Astorga (S) A town in the Kingdom of Leon
  • Astorgano (S) An inhabitant of Astorga, Leon
  • Astrich Lucky with a good star
  • Astrik Lucky with a good star
  • Astrologo (S) Astologer
  • Astruc Lucky with a good star
  • Astrug Lucky with a good star
  • Astrugo Lucky with a good star
  • Asubel (A) Waves
  • Asulai (BR) Blue eyes
  • Asulin (BR) Cliff
  • Atal Porter
  • Atalli Porter
  • Atar Grocer
  • Atas (A) Great sadness
  • Atayde (P) Ataide, Portugal
  • Ataz (A) Great sadness
  • Atha (A) Ata, Tunisia
  • Athayde (P) Ataide, Portugal
  • Athia (A) Gift, present, donation
  • Athias (A) Gift
  • Athon (A) Oulad Hattoun, Morocco
  • Athyas (A) Gift
  • Atias (A) Gift
  • Atijas (A) Gift
  • Atlan (A) Spoiled
  • Atoun Miller
  • Attal Porter
  • Attalan Porter
  • Attar (A) Spice Merchant
  • Attas (A) Corpulent
  • Attes (A) Great sadness
  • Attia (A) Gift, donation, offering
  • Attiah (A) Gift, donation, offering
  • Attias (A) Gift
  • Attiya (A) Gift, donation, offering
  • Atton Miller
  • Attoun Miller
  • Aturjman (A) Translator
  • Atya (A) Gift, donation, offering
  • Auday (BR) Jew
  • Augodixe Sieve or screen manufacturer
  • Avaiu Father
  • Avalos (S) See Abalos
  • Avayou Father
  • Avayu Father
  • Avayub Father
  • Aveiro (P) Aveiro, Portugal
  • Avelan Wrinkled like a hazelnut
  • Avelar (A) Running
  • Avelho (P) Aveiro, Portugal
  • Avenbenvenist (S) From benvenist, welcome
  • Aver (H) Asher
  • Aviad (A) White
  • Avichay (H) Gift of my fatherr
  • Avila (A) The house
  • Avila (S) A city and province of Spain
  • Aviles (A) The house
  • Aviles (S) A town in Asturias, Spain
  • Avimeleh (H) G-d is king
  • Avimelek (H) G-d is king
  • Avis (De) (P) Avis, Portugal
  • Avishai (H) Gift of my father
  • Avishay (H) Gift of my father
  • Avnaim (H) From Af Naim, pleasant nose
  • Avraham (H) Abraham
  • Avram (H) Almighty father
  • Avramento (H) Abram
  • Axarife (A) Tribal Chief
  • Aya (H) To fly swiftly
  • Ayach Long life
  • Ayache Long life
  • Ayala (S) A location in Alava, the Basque Ccuntry, a village in Alava
  • Ayas Long life
  • Ayashe Long life
  • Ayerbe (S) A town in Aragon, a village in Huesca
  • Ayllon (S) A village in the province of Segovia
  • Ayoun Long life
  • Ayres Long life
  • Ayuda (S) Helps
  • Azan (H) From the Hebrew word hazzan, meaning cantor
  • Azancot (BR) Gazelle
  • Azancoth (BR) Gazelle
  • Azankot (BR) Gazelle
  • Azar G-d helps
  • Azara G-d helps
  • Azaaria G-d saves
  • Azarque (A) Remembering G-D
  • Azraki (A) Remembering G-D
  • Azebedo Place of holly plants
  • Azeite (P)(S) Olive oil
  • Azeitado (P)(S) Stained with olive oil
  • Azencot (BR) Gazelle
  • Azerad Manufacture of knits
  • Azeraf From Assaraf meaning money changer
  • Azeredo Place of holly plants
  • Azeroul (BR) Bllue eyed man
  • Azerraf Money chanager
  • Azevedo Place of holly plants
  • Azicri (P) Remembering
  • Azimi (A) Barbarian, foreigner, non-Arab
  • Azis (BR) Blue
  • Aziz (BR) Blue
  • Aziza Beloved
  • Azizo (BR) Blue
  • Azrici (H) From Zacharia
  • Azlor (S) A locality in Huesca
  • Azma (S) Azma, Spain
  • Azobi Raisin
  • Azobib Raisin
  • Azogue (BR) Butchery
  • Azogui (BR) Butchery
  • Azor (S) A bird, the goshawk
  • Azores (P) Azors, Portugal
  • Azoubib Raisin seller
  • Azoulai (BR) Bllue eyes
  • Azoulay (BR) Blue eyes
  • Azous (BR) From the word Aziz meaning the beloved
  • Azouz (BR) The Beloved
  • Azran G-d helps
  • Azria G-d supports me
  • Azriah G-d supports me
  • Azriel G-d help me
  • Azrifi (A) Very nice person
  • Azryel G-d help me
  • Azuelos Small eyes
  • Azuellos Small eyes
  • Azulai (BR) Blue eyes
  • Azulay (BR) Blue eyes
  • Azulley (BR) Blue eyes
  • Azuz (BR) The Beloved
  • Azzaria G-d saves
  • Azzarta G-d will help
  • Azzraki (A) Remembering G-D
  • Azzulai BR) Blue eyes
  • Azzullai (BR) Blue eyes

B

  • Babli (A) Babylon
  • Baca (HB) The name of a valley near Jerusalem
  • Bacelar Grape vine cutting
  • Bacqué (F) Cowboy
  • Bacellar Grape vine cutting
  • Bacoro Calf
  • Bacri Eldest son
  • Badach Lentil seller
  • Badache Lentil seller
  • Badahoz (S) Badahoz, Spain
  • Badi (A) New begining
  • Baena (A) Gathering
  • Baena (A) Baena Cordova Spain
  • Baez (A) Expensive shop
  • Baeza (A) Expensive shop
  • Bagdadi (A) From Bagdad
  • Bagho Grape
  • Baha Abraham
  • Bahar (A) Sea
  • Bahar (S) Go down
  • Bahloul Almost mad
  • Bahlul Almost mad
  • Bahrlifa (A) Father of Khalifa
  • Bahtit (A) Tribe from Morocco
  • Bahya (A) Good things
  • Baiona (de) (F) From Bayone, France
  • Baissa (A) Expensive shop
  • Baiz (A) Expensive shop
  • Bakish (A) Proving himself good
  • Bakolias Pot bellied
  • Bakouch Deaf
  • Bakoun Survivor
  • Bakri Eldest son
  • Bakshoucher Deaf
  • Balabrega (F) From Valabregue, France
  • Balaciano Courtier
  • Balassiano Courtier
  • Balbi (L) Stutter
  • Balbo (L) Stutter
  • Balboa (P) Good valley
  • Baldovino Audacious friend
  • Balenci (S) Valencia, Spain
  • Balensi (S) Valencia, Spain
  • Balieyro Whale hunter
  • Balloulou Pearl seller
  • Balmes (de) (F) Baume, France
  • Balouka (A) Baluka, Tunisia
  • Banaderette (H) Son of splendor
  • Banam (A) Benan, Tunisia
  • Banbanaste Welcome
  • Bannoun Fisherman
  • Banon Fisherman
  • Banoun Fisherman
  • Banun Fisherman
  • Baptista (S) Baptist, Baptized, Convert
  • Baqbuq Bottle seller
  • Bar (AR) Prefix meaning son of
  • Bar Bibaja Smart
  • Bar David (H) David
  • Bar Elia (H) Elia
  • Bar Elie (H) Elie
  • Bar Maimon (H) Fortunate
  • Bar Massud (H) Happy
  • Bar Maymund (H) Mymon (Maimon)
  • Bar Mazalton (H) Fortunate
  • Bar Moshe (H) Moses
  • Bar Mosheh (H) Moses
  • Bar Natan (H) Nathan
  • Bar Nissim (H) Nissim
  • Bar Sheshat Six days of creation
  • Bar Simantov (H) Fortunate
  • Bar Yehoshua (H) Yehoshua
  • Bar Yoseph (H) Joseph
  • Barad (A) A cold place
  • Baraffael (H) Son of Rafael
  • Baraha Blessing
  • Barahona (S) Barahona, Spain
  • Baraja Blessing
  • Barajona (S) Barahona, Spain
  • Baranes Berbers
  • Barbados (S) Bearded
  • Barbaimon (H) Son of Maimon
  • Barbalha (S) Garlic beard
  • Barbalho (S) Garlic beard
  • Barbanel (H) Polish variant of Abravanel
  • Barbanelska (H) Polish variant of Abravenel
  • Barbanyon (H) Son of Maimon
  • Barbas (S) Beards
  • Barbosa (S) Goat’s beard
  • Barboza (S) Goat’s beard
  • Barbudo (S) Bearded
  • Barca Barge man
  • Barcat (A) El Barcat, Libya
  • Barcelona (H) From Bar Shel Anu, our field
  • Barcelonim (L) Barcelona, Spain
  • Barcessat Six days of creation
  • Barchect Six days of creation
  • Barchichat Six days of creation
  • Barco Barge man
  • Bardauid (H) Son of David
  • Bardayan (H) Son of rabbinical judge
  • Bareda Path way
  • Baredes (P) Paredes, Portugal
  • Bargansa (P) Barganca, Portugal
  • Barica Stick
  • Bariohay (HB) David, Yohai’s son
  • Barisac (HB) Jacob, son of Isaac
  • Barkat Blessing
  • Barkates Blessing
  • Barkats Blessing
  • Barkatz Blessing
  • Barmaimon (H) Son of Maimon
  • Barmaymoun (M) Son of Maimon
  • Barmocha (H) Son of Moses
  • Barnal (H) Strong as a bear
  • Barnatan (H) Son of Nathan
  • Barnathan (H) Son of Nathan
  • Baroccia (I) Monte Baroccio, Italy
  • Baroccio (I) Monte Baroccio, Italy
  • Baroh (H) Blessed
  • Baron (S) Title of nobility, not to be confused with Varon, male
  • Barou (H) Blessed
  • Barouch (H) Blessed
  • Barouh (H) Blessed
  • Barouk (H) Blessed
  • Baroukh (H) Blessed
  • Barrientos (S) Muddy
  • Barrio (S) Village
  • Barrios (S) Villages
  • Barroccio (I) Monte Baroccio, Italy
  • Barros (P) Neighborhood
  • Barrouche (H) Blessed
  • Barruk (H) Blessed
  • Barsilai Blacksmith
  • Baru (H) Blessed
  • Baruc (H) Blessed
  • Baruch (H) Blessed
  • Baruque (H) Blessed
  • Barzel Blacksmith
  • Basevi (H) Bat Sheva
  • Basilea Basel, Switzderland
  • Basivi (H) Bat Sheva
  • Baso (S) An old word meaning glass
  • Bassan (I) Bassano, Italy
  • Bassoni (I) Bassano, Italy
  • Bassono (I) Bassono, Italy
  • Bassevi (H) Bat Sheva
  • Bastos (P) Basto, Portugal
  • Batan (A) Baton, Tunis
  • Batino Ishmaelite
  • Batista (S) Baptised
  • Batkoun Bearded
  • Battach Couragious
  • Battan (A) Battan, Tunis
  • Battat Duck
  • Battash Couragious
  • Bautista (S) Baptist, Baptized, Convert
  • Bavli Babylonic
  • Bayda White
  • Bayona (F) Bayone, France
  • Be Emaalem Professor, master
  • Beato Devout
  • Bebay (B) Bebay, Fez. Moroco
  • Becerra (H)(AR) Owner and carpet of straw
  • Bechor (A) First born
  • Becudo Thick lipped
  • Beda White
  • Bedarida (F) Bedarrides, France
  • Bedarride (F) Bedarrides, France
  • Beddouk Man with vertigo
  • Bedjai (BR) Bedjai tribe
  • Bedock Man with vertigo
  • Bedoucha Peddler
  • Bedrida (F) Bedarrides, France
  • Bedusa Peddler
  • Bedussa Peddler
  • Bega (A) First born
  • Behar (H) Acronym of Ben Kvod haRa = son of his honor the Rabbi
  • Behar (A) First born
  • Behar From the sea
  • Behar (HB) On the mountain (Mount Siani?)
  • Behara From the sea
  • Behiri Merry
  • Behor (A) First born
  • Beicudo Thick lipped
  • Beida White
  • Beira (da) (P) Beira, Portugal
  • Beirao (P) Beira, Portugal
  • Beja (P) Beja, Portugal
  • Beja (A) First born
  • Bejar (H) See Behar
  • Bejarano (S) Bejar, Spain
  • Bejerano (S) Bejar, Spain
  • Bekache Insect
  • Bekemoharar (H) BKMOHRR, Ben Kevod Morenu ha-roy Rabbi
  • Bekhar (H) Acronym meaning Ben Khevod Ha Rav son of the honorable rabbi
  • Bekhar First born
  • Bekhor First born
  • Belachen Enchanting, gluton
  • Belaciano Courtier
  • Belahhdeb Hunchback
  • Beladina (S) Virtuous woman
  • Belafonte (S) Beautiful lad
  • Belahem Enchanting, gluton
  • Belaiche Son of life
  • Belaisch Son of life
  • Belaische Son of life
  • Belais Son of life
  • Belaise Son of life
  • Belaish Son of life
  • Belamich Rheumy, discharge from the eyes or nose
  • Belefant (S) Handsome boy
  • Belezra Seeder
  • Belhaiche Son of life
  • Belham Gluton
  • Belia (S) Belia, Spain
  • Beliah (S) Belia, Spain
  • Belich (H) Elias, Elijah
  • Belicha (H) Elias, Elijah
  • Belido (S) Handsome man
  • Belifante (S) Beautiful lad
  • Belinfante (S) Beautiful lad
  • Belity Son of my night
  • Belitty Son of my night
  • Bellicha (H) Elias, Elijah
  • Bellity Son of my night
  • Belma (S) Belmez, Spain
  • Belmes (S) Belmez, Spain
  • Belmonte (P)(S) Beautiful mountain, towns in Andalusia and Portugal
  • Beloulou Pearl seller
  • Bem (P) Prefix meaning son of
  • Bembaron (P) Male son
  • Bembenaste (P) Wlcome
  • Bem Crespo (P) Curley hair
  • Bem David (P) Son of David
  • Bem Simon (P) Son of Simon
  • Ben (S) Prefix meaning son of
  • Ben Abbu (H) Son of G-d’s servant
  • Ben Abrekhekh (H) Young talmud rabbi
  • Ben Abuzaglo (A)(H) See Abuzaglo
  • Ben Aderet (H) Son of splendor
  • Ben Adi Son of a judge
  • Ben Aflao (A) Desert location without water
  • Ben Aharfi (BR) Very dry skin
  • Ben Akdar China manufacturer
  • Ben Akhsas (A) Son of the tribe of Aksas, Morocco
  • Ben Akrish (A) See Akrich
  • Ben Aksas (A) Son of the tribe of Kksas, Morocco
  • Ben Al Allush (BR) Son of sheep or sheep herder
  • Ben Alqassabi Son of the butcher
  • Ben Anidjar Son of the carpenter
  • Ben Annaqab (A) Son of the tinsmith
  • Ben Aqnin (B) Son of Jacob
  • Ben Aqoqua ( ) Pearl or person of worth
  • Ben Alghrabli Son of a seave manufacturer
  • Ben Alhakim Son of a doctor (hakim)
  • Ben Alhazzan Son of a cantor (hazan)
  • Ben Allush (BR) Son of sheep (herder)
  • Ben Ami Son of my people
  • Ben Ammar Son of a peasant
  • Ben Aron son of Aaron
  • Ben Arrajel Son of Man
  • Ben Arroio (P) Arroyo
  • Ben Arroyo (P) Arroyo
  • Ben Arruwah Son of furious man
  • Ben Arruwas Son of furious man
  • Ben Ashomer (H) Son of a guard
  • Ben Ashrigu Son of a Levantine
  • Ben Asulin (BR) Son of the cliff
  • Ben Attar Son of a spice merchant
  • Ben Aturjman Son of a translator
  • Ben Blila Son of a maniac
  • Ben Bouamoud Son of a colonist
  • Ben Buamud Son of a colonist
  • Ben Buash One who hugs people
  • Ben Buhaziza (S) Blue – from the Spanish word for blue
  • Ben Burihmat Abraham
  • Ben Chanan Son of a fearsome father
  • Ben Chisquito (S) Son of small person
  • Ben Dan (H) Son of the tribe of Dan
  • Ben Daud (H) Son of David
  • Ben David (H) Son of David
  • Ben Dayan (S) From Denia, Spain
  • Ben Dayan (H) Son of a rabbinical judge
  • Ben Dayyan (S) From Denia, Spain
  • Ben Dayyan (H) Son of a rabbinical judge
  • Ben Didi Son of a hypochondriac
  • Ben Diwan Son of a troubador
  • Ben Dodo Son of a nephew
  • Ben El Allushim (BR) Son of sheep (herder)
  • Ben Elhanan The son of a fearsome father
  • Ben Elhench (H) Son of a serpent
  • Ben Elhensh (H) Son of a serpent
  • Ben Elisha (H) Son of Elisha
  • Ben Gadalo Son of a tall man
  • Ben Ghiyat Son of one who helps
  • Ben Haco Son of the just
  • Ben Haim Son of calm cleepy
  • Ben Kiki (BR) Son of Jacob
  • Ben Meir (H) Son of the cultured or illuminated
  • Ben Melek (H) Son of the king
  • Ben Merrouas Son of the bald
  • Ben Momo (BR) Son of Solomon
  • Ben Msibad Son of the lamp
  • Ben Nayim Son of calm, sleepy
  • Ben Nunes Son of Nunez
  • Ben Saba (S) Son of the Sabbath, a Levite name
  • Benabbas Son of courageous
  • Benabreckh (H) Young talmud rabbi
  • Bencerafe Son of the money changer
  • Benaderet (H) Son of splendor
  • Benaderette (H) Son of splendor
  • Benadi Son of a judge
  • Benadret (H) Son of splendor
  • Benady Son of a judge
  • Benaim Calm, sleepy
  • Benainous (BR) Son of familiar, friend or relative
  • Benaion (BR) Son of familiar, friend or relative
  • Benaioun (BR) Son of familiar, friend or relative
  • Benaious (BR) Son of familiar, friend or relative
  • Benakdar China manufacturer
  • Benarroio (P) Arroyo
  • Benblila Son of a maniac
  • Bendodo Son of a nephew
  • Benbouhaziza (S) Blue – from the Spanish word azul for blue
  • Benbuach One who hugs people
  • Benchiquito (S) Son of small person
  • Bendidi Son of a hypochondriac
  • Bendiwan Son of a troubador
  • Bengadalo Son of a tall man
  • Benghiat Son of one who helps
  • Benkjkj (BR) Son of Jacob
  • Benmsiba Son of the lamp
  • Bensabat (S) Son of Saturday. the Sabbath, a Levite name
  • Bensabath (S) Son of Saturday, the Sabbath, a Levite name
  • Bensabath (S) Son of Saturday, the Sabbath. a Levite name
  • Beso (S) Kiss
  • Beyda White
  • Bezerra (H)(AR) See Becerra
  • Bicerano (S) Bejar, Spain
  • Bidassa Peddler
  • Bidjarano (S) Bejar, Spain
  • Bidoussa Peddler
  • Bidussa Peddler
  • Bidzherano (S) Bejar, Spain
  • Biton (S) From vita or bita meaning life
  • Blanca (S) White
  • Boher (H) Elects
  • Bohor (H) From Hehor meaning first born
  • Bolar (S) The verb to fly
  • Bonnín (S) Child
  • Borouch (H) Blessed
  • Bosque (P)(S) Forest, Woods
  • Bossoud (A) Lucky
  • Botibol (B) Drum maker
  • Boton (S) Button
  • Botton (T) From Budan, Buda
  • Boulker (A) Wealthy man
  • Brarata (S) Inexpensive
  • Bravo (S) Bravo, boastful, blustering, fine, excellent
  • Budente (S) Obedient
  • Buen (S) Good
  • Buena Vida (S) Good life
  • Buendia (S) Good day
  • Bueno (S) Good
  • Bulhao (P) Turbulent, noisy
  • Bulha (P) Quarrel, strife
  • Burla (S) Taunt, ridicule

C

  • Caballeria (S) Riding stock
  • Caballeria (S) Cavalry
  • Caballero (S) Knight, gentleman
  • Cabarral (S) Animal parasite, tick
  • Cabeca (P) Head
  • Cabeza de Vaca (S) Head of the cow
  • Cabezas (S) Heads
  • Cabeludo (P) Hairy
  • Cabra (P)(S) She goat
  • Cabral (P) Herd of goats
  • Cabreiro (P) From goats
  • Cabrera (S) Goat herd
  • Cabrero (S) Goat attendant, goat herd
  • Cabrito (P) Kid
  • Cabron (S) Stud goat
  • Cadoch (HB) Holy, The Holy One
  • Cadoche (HB) See Cadoch
  • Cadoches (HB) See Cadoch
  • Cadiz (S) Port city in Spain
  • Caes (S) You fall
  • Caja (S) Box, safey deposit box
  • Cajal (S) Group of boxes, person in charge of the boxes
  • Calabaza (S) Pumkin
  • Calache (S) Old furniture
  • Calahora (S) Public place where bread was distirbuted in scarce times
  • Calahorra (S) Same as calahora
  • Calamaro (S) Squid
  • Calao (P) See Calo
  • Calatayud (A) A town in province of Zaragoza from q’alat ayyud.
  • Calda (P) Syrup, Welding material
  • Caldas (P) Hot springs
  • Caldera (S) Soup Pot
  • Calderon (S) Cauldron
  • Caler (S) Lime seller
  • Calero (S) Lime seller
  • Callado (S) Quiet
  • Callar (S) The verb to remain quiet
  • Calle (S) Street
  • Callo (S) Callous
  • Calo (G) From Kalo meaning good
  • Calo (S) Gypsy
  • Calvete (S) Bald
  • Calzada (S) Paved road
  • Camara (P) Chamber (P) Surname assigned to Orphans (S) Master room
  • Camba (S) Wheel, comes of Hebrew Galgal. 
  • Cambo (S) Room where meat product are hung to cure
  • Cambón (S) See Camba
  • Campo (P) Field
  • Campo (S) Country side
  • Campos (S) Fields
  • Camí (F) Way
  • Canas (P) Reed, cane
  • Canas (S) Gray hair
  • Candeias (P) Oil lamp
  • Candelero (S) Candle light
  • Candida (S) Full of live and happiness
  • Candido (P) Candid, sincere
  • Canes (S) Dogs
  • Cano (P) Pipe
  • Cano (S) Gray
  • Canto (P) Chant, sing, song,corner
  • Canto (S) Melody
  • Cantor (P) Singer
  • Canudo (P) Pipe
  • Caparra (S) Earnest, sign given as a guarantee
  • Caparrosa (S) Vitriol, an earnest man, a man wearing a red coat
  • Capeteiro (also (P) Shoe maker Sapateiro)
  • Capeludo (P) Friars hood, cardinal cap
  • Capon (S) Castrated, gelded, a bundle of cut vineshoots
  • Capote (P) Overcoat, cloak
  • Capote (S) Raincoat
  • Capuano (S) Beaten, beating, thrashing
  • Carabella (S) Pretty face, Spanish ship
  • Caravida (S) Wishful face
  • Caravita (S) Facing life
  • Carco (S) One who goes back to the old ways
  • Carceres (S) Jails
  • Carceles (S) Jails
  • Cardado (S) To tease the hair
  • Cardenas (S) Reddish color
  • Cardinal (S) Foundation, reference point
  • Cardo (P) Thistle
  • Cardona (S) A village in Catalonia where the lineage of Cardona began as the result of the marriage of Ramon Folch and Argencia, the sister of Charlemegne
  • Cardoso (P) Full of thistle
  • Cardozo (S) Thorny bushes
  • Caraca (P) Mask, tick, mitel
  • Caraco (P) Snail
  • Caraco (S) Shell
  • Caracol (S) Shell
  • Carajal (S) Rejected, lost place, a place not in order
  • Caravajal (S) Oak woods, forest
  • Carbo (S) Carbon, charcoal
  • Carca (S) One who goes back to his old ways
  • Careco (P) Bald man
  • Cario (S) From Caria, a region in Asia Minor
  • Carion (S) From Carrion de los Condes a village in Spain
  • Carlos (S) Charles
  • Carner (S) Ram
  • Carnero (S) Ram
  • Carnicer (S) Butcher
  • Carnicero (S) Butcher
  • Caro (P)(S) Dear, expensive, loved one
  • Caroco (P) Pit
  • Carranca (P) Frown
  • Carranca (S) Spiked dog collar
  • Carrasco (P) Hang man, executioner, cruel man
  • Carrasco (S) Evergreen oak forest
  • Carrascon (S) Small Oak
  • Carregal (P) Loading place, name of town
  • Carreira (P) Career, walkway, path
  • Carretero (S) A peddler who travels by mule carriage to sell goods
  • Carrilho (P) Carillon, set of bells, musical clock, chimes
  • Carrillo (S) Wagon
  • Carrizo (S) Reed grass, a brown colored bird
  • Cartagena (S) A city of Spain
  • Carvajal (S) Oak woods, forest
  • Carvalhal (P) Oak grove
  • Carvalho (P) Oak tree
  • Casa (P)(S) House, home
  • Casafranca (S) Truthful house
  • Casal (S) Ghetto
  • Casas (P)(S) Houses
  • Casal (P) Couple, farm house
  • Casa Franca (P) Home of abundance
  • Casado (P)(S) Married
  • Casares (P) To get married
  • Cases (P) To get married
  • Cases (S) From casas, houses
  • Casteneda (S) Forest
  • Castanheda (P) Chestnuts
  • Castanheira (P) Chestnut tree
  • Castanho (P) The color brown
  • Castano (S) Brown
  • Castelhano (P) Castillian
  • Castellano (S) Castillian, language or person or object from Castile
  • Castellanos (S) People from Castile
  • Castellar (S) To sustain
  • Castellon (S) Town in Spain
  • Castelo (P) Castle
  • Castelo Branco (P) White Castle, the name a town
  • Castillo (S) Castle
  • Castro (P) Roman tower, the name of a town
  • Castro (S) Pre Roman fortified towns where military training took place, a cliff over the ocean
  • Catalan (P) From Catalonia, Spain
  • Catalanao (P) From Catalonia, Spain
  • Catalano (S) From Catalonia, Spain
  • Catan (S) Oriental cutlass
  • Catano (P) Anger, cursing
  • Catano (S) Long sword
  • Catano (H) From Catan, small, short
  • Catorze (S) Fourteen
  • Cava (P) Dig, plow, hollow
  • Cava (S) Cove
  • Cavacos (P) Kindling, chat
  • Cavalaria (P) Horse stable
  • Cavalo (P) Horse
  • Cazado (S) Hunted
  • Cazales (S) A group of houses where labor took place
  • Ceia (P) Supper, the name of a town
  • Cejas (S) Eyebrows
  • Centeno (S) A cereal. rye, hundreth
  • Cento (S) One hundred
  • Cepa (P) Vine
  • Cepa (S) Stump of any tree or plant, vine
  • Cepo (P) Stump
  • Cera (P)(S) Wax, bees wax
  • Cerda (S) Female pig
  • Cerdas (P) Bristles from a boar or othe animal
  • Cerdeira (P) Cherries
  • Cerdo (P) Bristles
  • Cerdo (P) Pig
  • Cerero (S) Wax handler
  • Cerez (S) Son of Zero (Cero), cherry tree
  • Cerezo (S) Son of Zero (Cero), cherry tree
  • Cerrada (P)(S) Closed
  • Cervo (P) Stag
  • Cespedes (S) Grass
  • Chacon (S) Salamander
  • Chame (P) To call
  • Chao (P) Floor, ground
  • Chao (S) A town in Asturias
  • Charon (S) From Sharon, the Valley of the Lillies
  • Chaves (P) Keys, the name of a city
  • Chichones (S) Bumps or inflamation of the skin.
  • Chico (P)(S) Small, nickanme for Francisco, small child
  • Chillon (S) Something that makes a loud noise
  • Chito (S) Wood piece, quiet
  • Cid (A) Master, lord
  • Cid (S) Strong and brave
  • Cida (S) Exterminator
  • Cimino (I) Spice dealer
  • Cipres (S) Cypress
  • Ciudad (S) City
  • Clara (P) Light
  • Clara (S) Clear, transparent
  • Claret (P) Type or wine
  • Clava (S) From the verb to hammer
  • Clema (S) Grape vine
  • Clemente (S) Just and righteous
  • Coba (S) Coin, importance
  • Cobos (S) Explicit declaration
  • Coche (S) Horse drawn carriage
  • Cocher (S) Kosher
  • Coelho (P) Rabbit
  • Colaco (P) Milk brother (fed from the same breast), foster sibling
  • Colada (P) Glued
  • Colada (S) Filtered
  • Colodro (S) Wooden shoe
  • Campos (P) Fields
  • Conceicao (P) Conception (Our Lady Of)
  • Conchill (S) Dye maker
  • Condesa (S) Countess
  • Condessa (P) Countess
  • Conejo (S) Rabbit
  • Confino (S) Confined, jailed
  • Contamina (S) Contaminate
  • Contamina (P) Poison
  • Copha (S) Basket
  • Copo (P) Glass
  • Corbera (S) Raven, crow, black raven. crow’s nest
  • Cordero (S) Lamb
  • Cordeiro (P) Lamb
  • Cordes (F) Weaver/wearer of string perhaps as Jewish prayer shawl
  • Cordoba (S) City of Spain
  • Cordon (S) Cord
  • Cordova (S) Cordoba, a city of Spain
  • Cori (S) Small heart
  • Coronel (P)(S) Military rank
  • Cormano (S) Cousin
  • Corral (S) A place where animals are kept.
  • Correia (P) Belt, leather strap
  • Corro (P) Run
  • Coruja (P) Day owl
  • Correa (S) Belt
  • Corredor (P)(S) Runner, a real estate broker
  • Correio (P) Mail
  • Cortes (S) Courteous
  • Corteza (S) Cortex
  • Corvera (S) Crow, raven, crow’s nest
  • Corzo (S) From Corsica, deer, roe
  • Cosida (P) Boiled
  • Cosida (S) Sewed, stiched together, or from cocida ,meaning fully cooked
  • Costa (P) Coast, back side
  • Costa (S) Rib in old Castillian. See Acosta. Coast in modern Spanish but it is not the meaning of the name.
  • Costal (S) Large sack for carrying or storing grains
  • Costela (P) Small back rib
  • Costilla (S) Rib. See Acosta
  • Cota (P) Coat, fare
  • Cota (P) Coat, clothing
  • Coutinho (P) From reserve game ground
  • Covreador (S) From Cobrador, collector
  • Creces (S) High earning interest
  • Creciente (S) Growing
  • Crescas (S) Grow up
  • Crespo (S) Curly haired person
  • Cristian (S) Christian
  • Crudo (S) Uncooked, raw
  • Cruz (P)(S) Cross
  • Cuba (S) Recipient, wine barrel
  • Cuello (S) Neck
  • Cuenca (S) River basin, wooden bowl
  • Cuervo (S) Crow
  • Cuevas (S) Caves
  • Cunal (S) A room where cribs lay
  • Cunha (P) Wedge, recommendation, full

D

  • Danon (S)(A) Judge. Increase.
  • Delgado (S) Slim, slender, also Portugues of the herd. Variation: Delgadillo
  • Delicado (P) Delicate
  • Dell Ariccia (I) From Ariccia, Italy
  • Dias (P) Days
  • Djaen (S)(A) From Jaen, a city in the south of Spain. Devil
  • Djebali (A) Mountain, a Jewish Libyan name
  • Dourando (P) Golden
  • Drikes (S) From the name Rodrigues. Also Driques and Drighes.
  • Duro (P) Vegetable patch
  • Duro (P) Hard

E

  • Ebenazan (A+H) Eben fpr Eban, son of. Azan for Hazan, meaning cantor. Son of the cantor.
  • Ebot (A) Dog
  • Echen (S) To pour
  • Eder (H) See Edrehi
  • Ederra (H) See Edrehi
  • Edrehi (HB) Derives from Der’l, and ancient city in the Jordan valley
  • Efarti (HB) See Efrati
  • Effraim (HB) Son of Joseph
  • Effrit (HB) See Efrati
  • Efrati (HB) Derives from Efrat, Caleb’s wife
  • Efrathi (HB) See Efrati
  • Efraym (HB) See Efraim
  • Egozi (H) From Egoz, nut
  • Einkave (A) From Enqawa, purity. Famous Toledo family
  • El (A)(S) Article meaning the
  • El Allush (BR) Sheep
  • El Arbi Stepfather
  • El Barchilon (L) From the latin name of Barcelona,Spain
  • El Corredor (S) The runner
  • El Costal (S) The sack
  • El Cuerno (S) The horn, usually an animal horn
  • El Cuervo (S) The Crow (usually said of someone dressed in black)
  • El Hai (A) The man who never dies
  • El Hai (H) G-d is alive
  • El Neyto (S) The grandson
  • El Rab (A)(H) The Rabbi
  • El Roman (A) One from Rome
  • El Ruvio (S) The blond
  • El Saig (A) See essayag
  • El Zarco (S) The blue
  • Elazar (HB) G-d has helped, son of Aharon the great priest
  • Elbaz (A) The Falcon
  • Elbhar From the sea
  • Eldar (S) The act of giving
  • Eleazar (HB) See Elazar
  • Elhadad (A) Blacksmith
  • Eli (H) My G-d
  • Eli (HB) Top most, Name of Shilo the great priest
  • Eliakim (HB) G-d will edify, name of the minister of King Heskiyahu
  • Elias (H)(HB) See Eli
  • Elie (HB) See Eli
  • Elies (HB) See Eli
  • Eliezer (HB) G-d helps. name of Abraham’ servant
  • Elimelej (H) El (G-D) and melej (king)
  • Elimelej (HB) Derives from Elimelekh, my G-d is king, Naomi’s husband
  • Elisa (HB) Derives from Elisha – G-d is my savior, the name of a prophet
  • Elizabelar (S) Church Meadow
  • Elkana (A) Behind
  • Elkana (HB) G-d brought, Father of Samuel the prophet
  • Ellias (HB) See Eli
  • Elmaalem Professor, master
  • Elmaleh (A) The good
  • Ely (HB) See Eli
  • Emanuel (H) G-D us with us. See Emmanuel
  • Eminente (S) Eminent, distinguished
  • Emmanuel (HB) G-d is with us, son of Isaiah the prophet
  • Empecina (S) Stubborn, obstinate
  • Encabe (A) See Einkave
  • Encina (S) Grove of oak trees
  • Enero (S) January
  • Enfazen (A) See Abenfacen
  • Enoch (HB) Human. Son of Seth. Grandson of Adam
  • Enos (HB) Fallen, mortal, sickly
  • Enpesar (S) In distress
  • Entebi (T) Ain Tab, Turkey
  • Epharti (H) See Efrati
  • Ephraim (H) See Efraim
  • Enriques (S) Son of Henry
  • Ermitano (S) Hermit
  • Escalera (S) Stairs, ladder
  • Escales (S) To scale, climb
  • Escaloni (HB) Derived from Eshkol, one of Abrahams allies
  • Escapa (P)(S) Escape
  • Eschenazi (H) See Eskenazi
  • Escobar (S) Broom
  • Escogido (S) The chosen one
  • Escola (P) School
  • Escriba (S) Scribe
  • Escriva (P) Scribe
  • Escudero (S) Squire, shield maker
  • Eskenazi (H) Derives from Ashkenazi meaning German
  • Espadilha (P) Spread out
  • Espana (S) Spain
  • Espanhol (P) Spanish
  • Espanol (S) Spanish
  • Espejo (S) Mirror
  • Esperanza (S) Hope
  • Espina (S) Spine, thorn, prickle
  • Espino (S) Hawthorn
  • Espiritu Santo (S) Holy Ghost (A converso name)
  • Esquenazi (S) See Eskenazi
  • Essayag (A) The goldsmith or silversmith
  • Este (P)(S) East, this
  • Estela (S) Trail
  • Estella (S) Star
  • Esteves (P) Son of Esteban, or son of Esteve
  • Estroumza (G) Derives from Strumica, a city North of Salonika
  • Estruc (L) Derives fromasterius, star or happy
  • Estrugano (H) See Estrugo
  • Estrugo (H) Derives from etrog meaning citron
  • Evangel (S) Eve Angle
  • Evora (P) City in Portugal. An inquisition center located here.
  • Ezaguy (S) (A) Derives from Azogue meaning Mercury. Deriving from Azzaouaq, meaning clever
  • Ezkiel (HB) G-d will strenthen, name of a prophet
  • Ezobi (H) Hyssop-like
  • Ezra (HB) Help of God, Head of the Babyloninan Jews, builder of the second temple. Aben (A) son of, Ben (H) son of, Ibn (A) son of.

F

  • Fabib (A) See Habib
  • Fachima (A) Old lady who knows all, see Fehima
  • Facquim (A) See Hakim
  • Fakhar (A) Noble people
  • Faina (P) Toil, labor
  • Falano (P) Guy
  • Falcao (P) Hawk
  • Fandari (A) From Alfandari, tax collector
  • Fanno (I) See Fanno
  • Fano (I) Name of a town in Italy, also see Mefano, Mifano
  • Faquin (A) See Hakim
  • Farach (A) See Farage
  • Farage (A) Healer
  • Farhi (A) Happy
  • Farias (P) To do
  • Farin (F) Flour
  • Farjeon (A) Great healer
  • Faro (P) Scent
  • Farraj (A) See Farage
  • Farto (P) Abundant
  • Fasa (A) From Fez, Morocco, also see Alfassa
  • Fasan (A) See Hassan
  • Fasi (A) Tax collector
  • Fateixa (P) Name of town
  • Fatias (P) Slices
  • Fehima (A) Coal merchant
  • Feijao (P) Bean
  • Feigo (P) Name of town, beans
  • Felis(z) (P) Happy
  • Fernandes (P) Son of Fernao
  • Ferreiro (S) (P) Smith
  • Ferro (P) Iron
  • Fez (P) City in Morocco
  • Figo (P) Fig
  • Figueira (P) Fig tree
  • Figueiredo (P) From a fig tree field
  • Figueiroa (P) From a fig tree field
  • Filosof (G) Philosopher
  • Finci (HB)(I) See Finzi
  • Finse (HB)(I) See Finzi
  • Finsie (HB)(I) See Finzi
  • Finzi (HB) From the name Pinhas, grandson of ahron
  • Finzi (I) Derived from the town of Faenza, Italy
  • Fissi (A) High education
  • Flor (P) Flower
  • Foces (P) To go, pits
  • Fonseca (P) Dry fountain
  • Forno (P) Oven
  • Forte (P) Strong
  • Francisco (P) The name Francis
  • Franco (P) Honest, sincere, French
  • Freire (P) Frier
  • Freixo (P) Ash Tree
  • Fresco (P) Fresh
  • Fulano (P) See Falano
  • Fundao (P) Bottom. the name of a city
  • Furtado (P) Stolen
  • Fuso (P) Spindle, lines of latitude and longitude
  • Fuster (S) Carpenter

G

  • Gabai (H) See Gabbai, synagogue treasurer
  • Gabaij (H) See Gabbai, synagogue treasurer
  • Gabay (H) Synagogue treasurer
  • Gabbai (H) Synagogue treasurer
  • Gabbai, Ibn (H)(A) Son of Synagogue
  • Gabbay (H) See Gabbai
  • Gabby (H) Synagogue treasurer
  • Gabirol (H) Gabriel
  • Gabirol, Ibn (H)(A) Son of Gabriel
  • Gabis (H) See Gabison
  • Gabishon (H) See Gabison
  • Gabison (H) Derives from Gavish, meaning crystal, describes someone clever.
  • Gabriel (HB) G-d has prevailed. The name of the Arcangel
  • Gaby (H) Synagouge treasurer
  • Gadanha (P) Scythe
  • Gadelha (HB) See Gedaliah
  • Gadella (HB) See Gadaliah
  • Gagin (BR) Son of Gag. Gag is a Berber tribe
  • Gagui (BR) Son of Gag. Gag is a Berber tribe
  • Gaguin (BR) Son of Gag. Gag is a Berber tribe
  • Galamidi (G) Ganimidis -A clerk in G-d’s House
  • Galboa (H) Derives Gilboa, the name of Holy Land a mountain
  • Galego (P) Galician
  • Gallego (P) Galicia a provence in Northern Spain
  • Slave, slang as in working like a slave
  • Galimide (G) See Galimidi
  • Galimidi (G) Derives from Ganimidis, mythological servant in G-ds palace
  • Gallel, Aben (A) Galilee in the north of Israel, Son of Galilee
  • Galiano (I) Doctor
  • Galo (P) Rooster
  • Galvao (P) Explosive, galvanic
  • Gama (P) Gamut, scale
  • (G) Third letter of the Greek alphabet
  • Gamil (A) Beautiful
  • Gamis (A) Small apple like fruit
  • Gamiz (A) Small apple like fruit
  • Ganem (A) Stock breeder
  • Ganso (P) Goose, geese, gander
  • Gaon (H) Genius
  • Ganon (H)(S) Garden. Increase.
  • Gaona (H) See Goan
  • Garca (P) Herron, name of a town
  • Garguir (H) Grain, also used by Ramban to mean very small community
  • Garson (HB) See Gerson
  • Gasto (P) Used, spent, expense
  • Gatinho (P) From gatenho, uncultivated, perhaps also uneducated
  • Gato (P) Cat
  • Gavriel (H) See Gabriel
  • Gavsion (H) See Gabison
  • Gaze (A) To receive money
  • Gazi (A) To receive money
  • Gedaliah (HB) G-d has made me grow
  • Gedelia (HB) G-d is great, the name of Zephania’s grandfather
  • Gerson (HB) Gershon. The son of Levi, son of Yaakov
  • Gomel (H) Reward
  • Granada (A) From Granada
  • Granadi (A) From Granada
  • Grandos (A) From Granada
  • Granate (A) From Granada
  • Grante (A) From Granada
  • Guabay (H) See Gabbai
  • Guahnish (A/BR/S) Drives from Ohanes (Almeria province of Spain) In turn derives from Wahanis
  • Guarda (P) Guarda, name of a city
  • Gubbay (H) See Gabbai
  • Guedelha (P) Tuft of hair
  • Guedelha (HB) Derives from Guedalia, G-d is great. Grandfaher of Zephania the prophet. See Gedaliah.
  • Guedelia (HB) See Gedaliah
  • Guedalla (HB) See Gedaliah.
  • Guedj (BR) Moving house
  • Guerra (P) War
  • Guerreiro (P) Warrior
  • Guez (BR) See Guedj
  • Guio (P) Guide, drive

H

  • Habib (A) Beloved
  • Hadef (A) Target
  • Hakim (A) Doctor
  • Hallas (A) Finish
  • Hamis (A) Five, for five fingers of the hand against the evil eye
  • Hamiz (A) Five, for five fingers of the hand against the evil eye
  • Harael (A) Silk
  • Harel ((H) Mount of G-d
  • Hayyat (A) A snake
  • Hazan (H) Cantor in a Synagogue
  • (A) Spot on the skin
  • Hemsi (A) Fifth for the fifth child
  • Henriques (P)(S) Es meanin son, Son of Henry
  • Herrero (S) A smith such as an iron smith
  • Hopa (S) Cassock
  • Horabuena (S) Good time
  • Horta (P) Garden (same as Orta)
  • Hoyo (S) Hole, pit, dent
  • Hoz (S) Sickle, gorge, ravine
  • Huesca (S) A city in Spain
  • Husillo (S) Small spindle, dim

I

  • Ibn (A) Prefix meaning son of
  • Idana (P)(S) Town in Portugal and Spain
  • Ijar (S) Flank, side
  • Ilhao (S) Big island
  • Isaac (H) Biblical name
  • Isidoro (S) Isadore

J

  • Jachia (HB) For Yihye, meaning will live, the name of a Levite
  • Jacinto (S) Ornament for horses
  • Jaen (S) Jaen, Spain
  • Jaez (S) Kind
  • Jaique (A) Moorish hooded cloack
  • Jaime (S) James
  • Jara (S) Rock rose
  • Jarra (P)(S) Vase, pitcher
  • Jato (S) Young calf
  • Jerez (S) Sherry wine, a Spanish town
  • Jimenez (S) Son of Jimeno or Simon.meaning gracious hearkening, or snub-nosed. Also see Ximenes.
  • Jordan (S) The river Jordan
  • Jorge (S) George
  • Josue (S) Joshua
  • Journo (I) From the Italian Giomo meaning day
  • Juan (S) John
  • Juarez (S) A town in Spain
  • Jucef (S) Joseph
  • Juncos (S) Chinese ships, bulrush
  • Juarda (S) Sworn in

K

  • Kalo (Ladino) See Calo
  • Kordes (G) See Cordes
  • Kush (A) Small shop

L

  • Lachkar (A) Derives from Al asghar meaning blond or red haired
  • Lafaia (A) See Lafia
  • Lafia (A) Derives from Al afia meaning the health
  • Lagarto (P) Lizard
  • Lagos (P) Lakes
  • Lahana (BR) See Lahyani
  • Lahyani (BR) Derives from al Hyana, a Berber tribe
  • Lais (A) Lion
  • Lamas (P) Muds, also the names of several towns
  • Lamego (P) From mud, the name of a city
  • Lasry (A) The moder, the contemporary
  • Latif (A) Delicate
  • Lavi (H) Lion
  • Layani (BR) See Lahyani
  • Lazraque (A) Derives from the word Alazraki. The blue eyed
  • Leal (P) Loyal
  • Leao (P) Lion
  • Lebaan (HB) Derives from Lavan meaning white. Jacob’s father in law.
  • Lebben (D)(Y) Variant of Leben
  • Leben (A) Little milk
  • Leben (D)(Y) Life
  • Legasa (BR) Derives from the Berber tribe Ait Wagassa
  • Legrain (F) The seed
  • Leitao (P) Suckling pig
  • Leite (P) Milk
  • Lellouche (A) Allush, the young lamb
  • Lemos (P) Helm
  • Ler (P) To read
  • Leven (HB) See Levi
  • Levey (HB) See Levi
  • Levi (HB) From the tribe of Levi. A Levite
  • Levi de (HB) See Levi
  • Levie HB) See Levi
  • Levim (HB) See Levi
  • Levit (HB) See Levi
  • Levitt (HB) See Levi
  • Levy (HB) See Levi
  • Lezar (HB) Derives from Elazar
  • Lima (P) File, plant, river in north Portugal
  • Linares (S) City in Spain meaning where linen is made or where flax is grown.
  • Lindo (P) Beautiful
  • Linhares (P) City in Portugal meaning where linen is made or where flax is made.
  • Lis (A)(H) Derived from Laish meaning lion
  • Lisboa (P) Lisbon
  • Lobato (P) Small wolf, weak
  • Lobo (P) Wolf
  • Lomba (P) Upland
  • Lombard (P) From Lombard
  • Lopez (P) Son of Lopo
  • Loufrani (BR) Man with long hair or from Oufrane, Morocco
  • Lourenco (P) Lawrence
  • Lousada (P) Name of a town
  • Lusitano (P) Portuguese
  • Lusa (P) Portuguese (female)

M

  • Maalem Professor, master
  • Maca (P) Stretcher
  • Macana (P) Weapon used by the indigenous people of Brazil
  • Macedo (P) Person from Macedonia
  • Machado (P) Axe
  • Macho (P) Male, masculine, pleat in a garment
  • Machorro (P) Barren animal
  • Machuca (P) Bruise, pound, crush
  • Macia (P) Soft
  • Madeira (P) Wood, timber
  • Maduro (P) Ripe, mature, mellow
  • Maestro (P) Teacher, wise
  • Magrico (P) Foolish
  • Maia (P) Town in northern Portugal, May day feast, flower,
  • chestnut picked on May day
  • Maio (P) The month of May
  • Mala (P) Suitcase, leather bag. handbag, trunk
  • Maleh (A) Good
  • Manuel (P) Enamoel
  • Maor (A) Cooking pot
  • Maor (S) From Mayor, meaning main
  • Mar (P) Sea
  • Mara (H) Sorrow
  • Marco (P) Mark, boundry, mail box, landmark
  • Marques (P) To mark, Marquis
  • Mas (H) Acroynm of the Hebrew Mokher Sefarim meaning book seller.
  • Masia (P) Soft
  • Mass (H) See Mas
  • Masson (P) Mason, masonic
  • Mateus (P) Mathew
  • Matos (P) Woods, brushwood
  • Mayor (P) Big, larger
  • Mayoral (P) Manager, chief, head of an organization
  • Mazón (S) Food
  • Medeiros (P) Grain storage yard
  • Medico (P) Doctor
  • Megas (P) Small mosquito
  • Mehemia (HB) See Nehemia
  • Meida (A) To prize someone
  • Melon (P) Melon
  • Mendes (P) Son of Mendo
  • Menir (P) Tall stone, megalithic monument
  • Mercado (P) Market, gathering place
  • Mesa (P) Table, altar
  • Mesquita (P) Mosque
  • (A) Derived from the Mesquita Aljama of Cordoba
  • Messias (P) Messiah
  • Meyda (A) To prize someone
  • Mezquita (A) Derived from the Mezquita Aljama of Cordoba
  • Miara (P) To cry or scream, meow
  • Micas (P) Nickname, shiney stone
  • Miguel (P) Michael
  • Milao (P) Milan, Italy
  • Millares (P) Thousand, millenary
  • Mira (P) To look, sight, aim, purpose, mathematical insturment
  • Miranda (P) A city in the north of Portugal
  • Mistral (P) A northern, violent and dry wind in the Mediterranean
  • Moeda (P) Coin
  • Moel (H) From the word mohel, circumciser
  • Mogadouro (P) City in the north of Portugal
  • Molina (P) Fabric from Aragon
  • Monco (P) humor, protruding parts of a rooster’s head
  • Monforte (P) Name of City in Portugal
  • Monsanto (P) Sacred hill, town in Portugal
  • (S) Holy mountain
  • Montanha (P) Mountain
  • Monte (P) Hill
  • Monteflor (P) Flower hill, town in Portugal
  • Monteforte (P) Strong hill, town in Portugal
  • Monterreal (P) Royal hill, town in Portugal
  • Monteverde (P) Green hill, town in Portugal
  • Montezinhos (P) Small hills, town in Portugal
  • Montpao (P) Bradhill
  • Moraes (P) Place of residency
  • Morao (P) Moor
  • Moreira (P) Mulberry tree
  • Moreno (P) Brunette, darker
  • Morisco (P) Moorish
  • Moro (P) Moor
  • Morro (P) Mountain, die
  • Morteira (P) Cannon, mortar, name of town
  • Moscato (P) Fly
  • Mosquita (P) Female mosquito
  • Mota (P) Elevation to stop flooding, soil around tree trunks
  • to protect from weather
  • Motta Veiga (P) Tilled plain, level country
  • Mudur(r)a (P) To move
  • Munir (P) To provide
  • Musa (P) Inspiration, muse
  • Misbah (A) Lamp

N

  • Naamias (H) See Nehemia
  • Naar (H) Young man
  • Nabes (S) Ships
  • Nabo (P)(S) Turnip, dull, fool
  • Nabon (S) Large turnip
  • Naccache (A) Sculpture, engraver
  • Nachmanides (H) See Nahman
  • Nachmias (H) See Nehemia
  • Nachon (H) See Navon
  • Nada (P)(S) Nothing
  • Nadal (A) From Nidal, meaning struggle
  • Nafuci (A) Soul
  • Nafusa (A) See Nafuci
  • Nafusi (A) See Nafuci
  • Nagari (A) See Najar
  • Nagarri (A) See Najar
  • Nagi (A) Confident
  • Nahar (H) River, also see Naar
  • Nahman (H) Recomforter
  • Nahmanides (H) See Nahman
  • Nahmann (H) See Nahman
  • Nahmias (H) See Nehemia
  • Nahon (H) See Navon
  • Nahum (HB) Recomforted, also the name of a Prophet
  • Naja (A) See Najar
  • Najar (A) Carpenter
  • Najara (A) See Najar
  • Najari (A) See Najar
  • Najera (A) See Najar
  • Najum (A) Star
  • Nakam (H) Revenge
  • Namias (H) See Nehemia
  • Namiaz (H) See Nehemia
  • Naon (H) See Navon
  • Naor (AM) Light
  • Naphataly (H) See Naphtali
  • Naphtali (H) Son of the Patriarch Jacob
  • Naphthali (H) See Naphtali
  • Nasci (H) See Nasi
  • Nashahon (HB) From Nahshon, also a dashing person
  • Nasi (H) President
  • Nassi (H) See Nasi
  • Nasso (H) See Nasi
  • Nassy (H) See Nasi
  • Nata (P) Cream from milk
  • Nataf (H) Aromatic resin
  • Natali (H) My burden, my load
  • Natan (HB) He gave, name of he profit
  • Natanel (HB) God gave
  • Natas (S) Cream from milk (plural)
  • Nathan (H) See Natan
  • Natronay (H) One of the Gaonites
  • Nava (S) Hollow plain between two mountains
  • Navarra (S) City in Span
  • Navarro (S) From Navarra
  • Naves (S) Ships
  • Navon (H) Wise, clever
  • Necim (H) See Nissim
  • Negro (P)(S) Black, dark
  • Negron (S) Augmentative of black
  • Nehemia (HB) Name of the prophet, meaning “G-d has comforted”
  • Neto (P) Grandson
  • Neves (P) From snow
  • Niebla (S) Fog
  • Nieto (S) Grandson
  • Nifoci (A) See Nafuci
  • Nino (S) Boy
  • Nissim (H) Miracles. The name of a Talmud Comentator
  • Noah HB) Calm, comfortable. The ark builder
  • Noble (S) Noble
  • Nobre (P) Noble
  • Nogueira (P) Walnut tree
  • Nogueria (S) Walnut tree plantation
  • Noguera (S) Walnut tree
  • Nogueras (S) Walnut trees
  • Noe (HB) Noah
  • Novaes (P) From new, young
  • Nunes (P) Son of Nuno

O

  • Obadia (H) See Ovadia
  • Obadias (H) See Ovadia
  • Obediente (S) Obedient
  • Obrador (S) Working man
  • Ociel (H) See: Uziel
  • Oeb (H) From the word Ohev, meaning loves
  • Ohayoun (A)(B) O meaning son of. Hayun meaning alive
  • Oheb (H) Loves
  • Ojos Negros (S) Black eyes
  • Olibar (S) Olive grove
  • Olibera (S) Olive grove
  • Oliva (P)(S) Olive, olive tree
  • Olivar (S) Olive grove
  • Olival (P) Olive grove
  • Olivares (P)(S) Many olive trees or son of Olivar
  • Oliveira (P) Olive tree
  • Oliveros (S) Men who own olive groves
  • Olivos (S) Olive trees
  • Olmo (P)(S) Elm tree
  • Olmos (P)(S) Elm trees
  • Omar (A) Life
  • Oporto (P)(S) City in Portugal, port wine
  • Orelha (P) Ear
  • Ori (H) See: Uri
  • Oro (P)(S) Gold,pray
  • Orocara (S) Gold and face
  • Oropes(z) (S) From the words oro, gold and pesa, weight
  • Orta (P) Garden (same as Horta)
  • Osado (S) Bold, daring
  • Osso (P) Bone
  • Ossado (P) Bony
  • Ossado (S) Bold, daring
  • Oualid (A) Child
  • Ouhayoun (A)(B) See Ohayoun
  • Ouziel (H) See: Uziel
  • Ouzillo (H) See: Uziel
  • Ovadia (HB) God’s Worshipper. Name of a prophet
  • Oved (HB) Works/Worships

P

  • Pacifico (S) Calm, quiet, peaceful, friend of peace
  • Pacuda (H) Order
  • Padilla (S) Small frying pan, bread oven
  • Padre (P) Priest, father
  • Padre (S) Father, male descendant, principal or head of a lineage
  • Padresanto (S) Holy father meaning the Pope
  • Padron (S) Poll, census, model, memorial column of person of infamy. Also a city of Spain.
  • Padua (S) A city of Italy
  • Paduano (S) From Padua
  • Paes (S) Country
  • Pais (P)(S) Country, nation, land, region
  • Pajon (S) Course straw
  • Pakuda (H) Order
  • Palencia (S) A city in Spain
  • Palma (P) Palm tree
  • Palma (S) Palm tree leaf, palm of hand. sole of hoof, interior part of stables, applause
  • Palmeria (P) Palm tree
  • Palmero (S) A city in Sicily
  • Palomo (S) Cock, male pigeon
  • Palos (S) Sticks, staffs, colloquila for lumber
  • Palti (HB) Refugee, one from the tribe of Benjamin
  • Pampana (S) Wine leaf
  • Pamplones (S) From the city of Pomplona
  • Panadero (S) Baker, a Spanish dance with clogs
  • Papo (P)(S) Craw of birds
  • Para (P) Stop, city in Brazil
  • Para (T) Money
  • Paramo (S) High barren plain, bleak, windy place
  • Parés (S) Pear Tree
  • Parets (HB) Eee Perets
  • Parra (S) A preposition “to”, “for”, or “towards”
  • Pardo (P) Mulatto, brown
  • Pardo (S) The color brown, drab, dark, cloudy, a flat, dull voice that has no clarity.
  • Paredes (P)(S) Walls
  • Paredes (H) Orange grove
  • Paredes Paredes, Portugal
  • Pareja (S) Adjective meaning equal, even or smooth
  • Parejo (S) Male derivative of Pareja has seperate different meaning. Alike of on par.
  • Parhon
  • Pariente (P)(S) Relative, family
  • Pares (P)(S) Couples, duos, pairs
  • Paris (S) A city of France
  • Parra (P) Grape leaf
  • Parra (S) Grape vine, short and wide earthen jar
  • Parreira (P) Grape vine
  • Pasapais (S) The country, region, city
  • Pasarel (S) From Pasarela, a footbridge or catwalk
  • Pascoa (H) From Pessah meaning Passover
  • Pascual (S) From Pascua, meaning Easter, but also meaning the deliverance of the Jews from Egypt
  • Pasqual (S) Same as Pascual
  • Parsi (S) People from ancient Persia, now called Farsistion on the gulf of Persia. Also the language and the immigrants who went to india, now called Parsi or Parsee.
  • Paso (S) Step, pass, gait, measure, or basting stitch
  • Pass (A) Name of a city in Morocco, Pas or Fez
  • Passos (P) Foot steps, walk
  • Passy (A) From Fassi, meaning from the city of Fas of Fez, Morocco
  • Pastor (P) Shepperd, minister
  • Pata(o) (P) Duck. paw
  • Pata (S) Paw, foot, leg and leg of furniture
  • Pater (L) Latin for father
  • Pato (S) Duck (usually domestic), drake
  • Pavia (P) Name of city
  • Pavia (S) City in Italy
  • Pavon (S) Bluing, browning, breezy, peacock
  • Paz (P)(S) Peace
  • Pedreira (P) Stone quarry
  • Pedreira (S) Precious stones, jewelry
  • Pedreiro (P) Stone mason
  • Pedro (P)(S) Peter
  • Pedroso (P) Stony
  • Pegado (P) Glued, stuck
  • Pegado (S) Patch, sticking, plaster
  • Peinado (S) Arrangement of the hair (hair do) combed, groomed
  • Peixoto (P) A type of fish
  • Pelo (P) Fuzz, hair
  • Pelo (S) Hair or down on skin or fruit, fiber, filament, flaw in precious stones, raw silk
  • Pena (S) Rock, bolder, cliff, club, usually means a field of rocks.
  • Penafiel (P) A city in Portugal
  • Penafiel (S) A city in Spain
  • Penas (S) Rocky surfaces or places
  • Pechero (S) Taxable, taxpayer, commoner
  • Penco (P) Thick cabbage leaf
  • Penco (S) A form of jade
  • Penedo (P) Boulder
  • Penha (P) Cliff, boulder
  • Penhorado (P) Seized, confiscated
  • Penhorante (P) Obliged
  • Pensa (P) Think
  • Penteado (P) Groomed, hair style
  • Peon (S) Pedestrian, foot soldier, laborer, pawn in a chess game
  • Pera (P) Pear
  • Perahia (H) Flower of Gold. Name of Talmud writter
  • Perahya (H) See Perahia
  • Peral (P) Pear Orchard
  • Peralta (P) Dandy, cox comb
  • Pereiro (S) (P) Pear Tree
  • Perets (HB) Breach. The name of a son of Judah
  • Pesado (P)(S) Heavy, burdendome
  • Peso (S) Weight, scale, balance, burdensome load, judgement, good sense
  • Pessah (HB) Passed over
  • Pessoa (P) Person
  • Pestana (P) Eyelash
  • Pestana (S) eyelash, flange,fluks of an anchor, lace edging, tire, rim
  • Pez (P) Pitch, tar
  • Picador (P) Riding Master, sting, prickly person
  • Picardo (F) Ancient town in France
  • Pico (P) Island, pick, sharp point
  • Pico (S) Beak, bill, spout of a pitcher,pick ax, woodpecker
  • Pie (S) Foot, footing, foothold
  • Piedrahita (S) Pierdra (stone) + hita (fixed) = fixed stone or landmark
  • Pilar (P) Peer.
  • Pilar (S) Bowl of a fountain
  • Pilas (P) Little boys’ penises, a call for chickens
  • Pilo (P) A weapon, a lance used during the middle ages
  • Pina. (P) Part of a wheel
  • Pina (with~) (P) A fire cone, knob, plug, cluster, knot, pineapple
  • Pine de (S) A kind of pine tree
  • Pina (S) Pine tree or steep incline
  • Pineda (S) A grove of pine trees or a braid for garters
  • Pino (S) Pine tree or steep incline
  • Pintado (S) Painted
  • Pinto (S) A species of bean (the pinto bean), spot, dot, pint lines on Spanish playing cards indicating the suit. The name of a town near Madrid.
  • Pintor (S) Paintor (artist)
  • Pintos (S) Spots
  • Pimenta (P) Pepper
  • Pimental (P)(S) Pepper field
  • Pimentel (P) Pepper field
  • Pimentilla (S) A small pepper field or a kind of pepper
  • Pimienta (S) Black pepper, also allspice and pimento
  • Pinha (P) Pine cone
  • Pinhal (P) Pine forest
  • Pinhedo (P) Boulder
  • Pinheiro (P) Pine tree
  • Pinho (P) Small pine tree
  • Pintado (P) Painted
  • Pinto (P) To paint, chick
  • Pires (P) Saucers
  • Pita (P) Aloe, cactus, chicken
  • Pita (S) Aloe plant, century plant, pita fiber, hissing,
  • Pita (A) A flat bread
  • Pizarro (S) Pizarra means shale, slate, black board. (Note variant spelling)
  • Planes (S) Plans
  • Pliego (S) Sheet of paper. folder, cover, envelope, sealed letter, a bill
  • Poel (H) Worker
  • Poeta (P)(S) Poet, one who writes in verse
  • Polaco (P) Polish, a person or language or object from Poland
  • Pola r (S) Relating to the earth’s poles or pole star
  • Polegar (P) Thumb
  • Pollo (S) Chicken, young bee, or sly fellow
  • Polo (S) Relating to the earth’s geographic poles
  • Pomar (P) Orchard
  • Pomar (S) Apple Orchard
  • Pomares (S) Apple Orchards
  • Pombal (P) Dove coat
  • Pombeiro (P) Person who has doves
  • Pombo (P) Dove
  • Ponce (P) A town in Portugal
  • Ponte (P)(S) Bridge
  • Porat (HB) Fruitful, word used in Jacob’s blessings
  • Porron (S) Slow, heavy, sluggish. earthen jar, wine bottle with long spout
  • Porta (P) Door, opening
  • Porta (S) Port hole, cover of a loop hole
  • Porte de (S) Carrying portage of., conduct, dress, bearing nobility
  • Portela (P) Narrow passage, toll
  • Portilla (S) Port hole, private cart or private cattel pass
  • Porto (P)(S) Port, city of Portugal, a sweet wine from the region
  • Prades (S) Extension
  • Prado (P) Meadow
  • Prado (S) Meadow, pasture, walk, promendade
  • Prat (S) There is a town in Spain called Prat de Llobregh
  • Preseguido (P) Followed
  • Preseguido (S) To announce or prevent an event
  • Presente (S) Present
  • Preto (P) Black
  • Preto (S) From the latin, a magistrate
  • Prieto (P) Black, darking, a dark color
  • Proenca (P) Deed, prowess
  • Proenza (P) Deed, prowess
  • Provencal (S) From Provence in French
  • Provence (F)(S) Provence
  • Provensal (S) Provence
  • Puar (S) To put teeth on a comb or other instrument
  • Puigcerda (S) A city in Spain
  • Pulgar (S) Thumb or extension of a vine
  • Purim (H) The Jewish festival of Purim, changes, fortunes

Q

  • Quadres (S) To square, to adjust
  • Quadros (P)(S) Black board, pictures, organizational board,squares, frames Cuadro (P) See Quadros
  • Quatorce (S) Fourteen
  • Quatorze (P) Fourteen
  • Quatro (P) Four
  • Quer (P) Wants
  • Querido (P)(S) Dear, darling, beloved
  • Queijada (P) Cheese pastry, walking stick, staff
  • Queiroz (P) Ling, heather
  • Queixas(al) (P) Jaw bone
  • Quintal (P) Cultivated back yard field
  • Quintanal (S) Village, cottage, levy

R

  • Rab (H) Rabbi
  • Raban (AM) Rabbi
  • Rabbi, El (H)(S) The rabbi
  • Rabelo (P) Boat that transports port wine
  • Rabi (S) Rabbi
  • Rabica (H) From Rabbi Cah, Rabbi Yitshak
  • Racah (H) He composed/concocted
  • Racca (H) See Racah
  • Rafael (H) G_d healed, of the tribe of Levi
  • Rafel (HB) See Rafael
  • Rafels (H) See Rafael
  • Rahamim (H) Mercy
  • Rahamin (H) See Rahamim
  • Ralo (P) Grate, mole, cricket
  • Ramalho (P) Rustling of leaves
  • Ramas (P) Bows of a plant
  • Ramas (S) Branches
  • Ramirez (S) Son of Ramiro
  • Ramon (S) Large branch
  • Ramon (HB) High, also the father of two generals with King David
  • Ramos (S) Plural of bouquet, lines of business
  • Ran (H) Sings
  • Raphal (H) See Rafael
  • Raposa (P) Fox
  • Raposa (S) Fox, a cunning person
  • Ratom(ao) (P) Large rat
  • Real (P)(S) Royal
  • Rebello (S) So beautiful
  • Rebi (H) See Rab
  • Redes (P)(S) Network, fishing net, barbed wire, trap
  • Redondo (P)(S) Round, circular, spherical, city in Alentejo, Portugal
  • Refael (H) See Rafael
  • Regalon (S) Gift giver
  • Rego (P) Drain, drench, crack
  • Reina (S) Queen
  • Reis (P) Kings
  • Remesa (S) Remittance, shipment
  • Remez (H) Clue
  • Remos (P)(S) Oars, paddles, go
  • Ressureicao (P) Ressurection
  • Reuben (HB) :Look at the boy. Son of Jacob, head of the tribe of Rueben
  • Reunen (S) To reunite, to gather.
  • Reunen (H) See Rueben
  • Reuveni (H) Of the Rueben family
  • Rey (S) King
  • Reyes (S) Kings or collectively the King and Queen
  • Reza (S) To Pray
  • Ribas (P) Cliff, bank
  • Ribash (H) Acronym for Rabbi Yitshak Bar Sheshet
  • Ribera (S) Shore, bank, strand, riverside
  • Ribeiro (P) Brook
  • Rienda (S) Bridle
  • Rijo (P) Hard, stiff, harsh, severe
  • Rimoc (A) See Rimokh
  • Rimoch (A) Meaning unknown
  • Rimokh (A) See Rimoch
  • Rinoch (A) From Rimoch
  • Rio (P)(S) River
  • Rios (P)(S) Rivers
  • Rivera (S) Shore, bank, strand, riverside
  • Robledo (S) Oak grove
  • Robledos (S) Oaks (plural)
  • Roca (P) Distaff, baby rattle
  • Roca (S) Rock
  • Roca (w/cedil) (P) Farm
  • Roda (P) Wheel, name of town, baby left for adoption
  • Rodrigues (P)(S) Son of Rodrigo, meaning very glorious
  • Rofe (H) Physician
  • Roffe (H) See Rofe
  • Roffet (H) See Rofe
  • Rophe (H) See Rofe
  • Roiz (P) Short for Rodrigues
  • Rojas (S) Of red color (for female items in plural)
  • Rojo (S) Of red color (male or generic)
  • Rolando (P) Confused, pell-mell
  • Romano (P)(S) Roman
  • Romeiro (P) Pilgrim, those in charge of organizing fiesta
  • Romero (S) Pilgrim, rosemary (botanical)
  • Romeu (P) Romeo
  • Romo (S) Blunt, obtuse, stubby
  • Rophe (H) See Rofe
  • Rosa (P)(S) Rose, pink
  • Rosales (S) Rosebushes
  • Rosario (P)(S) Rosary
  • Rouxinol (P) Nightingale
  • Roza (P) Rose
  • Rosado (S) The color pink
  • Ruben (H) See Reuben
  • Rubi (A) Dress
  • Rubin (H) See Reuben
  • Rueda (S) Wheel
  • Ruivo (P) Red headed
  • Ruso (S) From Russia, Russian
  • Russo (P) Russian, blonde, bleached from the sun
  • Rute (S) Fueda, Aragon, Spain
  • Ruvio (S) Blond

S

  • Saada (A) Good fortune
  • Sa’adia ben Danan (H) Saadia, son of the judge
  • Saadi (H) See Saadia
  • Saadi HaLevi (H) Saadi, the Levite (servant of the priest_
  • Saadia (H) G-d has helped
  • Saadia, Ben (H) Son of Saadia
  • Saassson Nathol (H) Saasson. joy, mirth and Nathol from Nathan
  • Saadya (H) See Saadia
  • Sab (A) From Saba
  • Saba (A) Early morning riser
  • Sabaday (H) See Sabbetai
  • Sabadial (H) See Sabbetai
  • Sabah (A) Early morning riser
  • Sabaj (A) Spanish spelling of Sabah
  • Saban (A) Soap maker
  • Sabbatai, Ibn (H) See Sabbetai, Ibn, son of
  • Sacramento (P) Sacrament (A converso name)
  • Sadia (P) Healthy
  • Saba (P) Island in the Caribbean, verb to know
  • Saba (A) Lion
  • Sabbatha (H) See Sabbetai
  • Sabbetai (HB) Derives from Sabbath
  • Sabi (H) See Sabbetai
  • Sacute (H) See Zacuto
  • Sacuto (H) See Zacuto
  • Sacutto (H) See Zacuto
  • Sadiq (H) See Zadich
  • Sadium (P) Healthy
  • Sadium (H) See Saadia
  • Sadoch (HB) See Zadoch
  • Safarti (H) See Sarfati
  • Safati (H) See Sarfati
  • Safaty (H) See Sarfaty
  • Sahl (S) Easy temper
  • Sahula (A) Easiness of temper
  • Said (A) Chief, master
  • Saidon (A) From the word sa’ad. Good fortune
  • Saig (A) Silversmith
  • Sal (P) Salt
  • Salah (A) Morality, Justice
  • Salama (A) Peace, quiteness
  • Salame (A) See Salama
  • Salami (A) See Salama
  • Salamo (HB) Shlomo
  • Salamies (A) See Salama
  • Salamon (H) See Shlomo
  • Salamons (HB) See Shlomo
  • Salanha (P) Balance
  • Salazar (P) From luxurious (Salaz)
  • Salem (H) From Shalem meaning entire
  • Salgueiro (P) Willow
  • Salinas (P) Saline, salt marshes
  • Salm (H) See Salem
  • Salmo (HB) See Shlomo
  • Salmon (HB) See Shlomo
  • Salmona (H) Darkness, from the Hebrew word Tslmona
  • Salmons (HB) See Sholmo
  • Salom (H) See Shalom
  • Salome (H) See Shalom
  • Salomo (HB) See Shlomo
  • Salomon (HB) See Shlomo
  • Salomons (HB) See Shlomo
  • Salon (H) See Salom
  • Saltel (HB) See Saltiel
  • Saltell (HB) See Shealtiel
  • Saltiel (HB) See Shealtiel
  • Salvador (P) Savior, to save, reclaim, rescue
  • Salves (P) Saves
  • Samama (A) From Shamama, Tunisia
  • Samarian (H) From Shomron, an area of Israel
  • Samiel (HB) See Shemuel
  • Samora (P) A Spanish city – Zamora
  • Sampso (HB) See Shimshon
  • Sampson (HB) See Shimshon
  • Samso (HB) See Shimshon
  • Samson (HB) See Shimshon
  • Samuel (HB) See Shemuel
  • Samuels (HB) See Shemuel
  • Sanchez (P) Son of Sancho
  • Sancho (S) Patronimic
  • Sanson (HB) See Shimshon
  • Santa Clara (P) Saint Claire
  • Santarem (P) A City of Portugal
  • Santi (I) Son of Santo
  • Santiago (S) A converso name, Sant Iago meaning Saint Jacob
  • Santo (P) Saint
  • Santos (P) Saints
  • Saphaty (H) See Sarfati
  • Saragossa (P) A city of Spain – Zaragossa
  • Saraphaty (H) See Sarfati
  • Saravia (P) Hail stone
  • Sarfati (H) The Hebrew word for French
  • Sarfatis (H) See Sarfati
  • Sarfatti (H) See Sarfati
  • Sarfatty (H) See Sarfati
  • Sarfaty (H) See Sarfati
  • Sarilho (P) Trouble, mess, reel, rack
  • Sarmento (P) Vine twig
  • Sarphati (H) See Sarfati
  • Sarphatie (H) See Sarfati
  • Sarzedas (P) A town in Portugal
  • Sason (H) See Sasson
  • Sasso (H) See Sasson
  • Sasson (H) Joy, merriment
  • Sassoon (H) See Sasson
  • Satell (H) See Sheatiel
  • Satich (H) See Zadich
  • Saud (A) Fullfilled, satisfied
  • Saul (HB) See Shaul
  • Saul, Ben (HB) Son of Shaul
  • Savila (P) A city in Spain – Sevilla (Seville)
  • Sazbon (S) You will be good
  • Sazon (H) See Sasson
  • Scemama (A) See Samama
  • Schenaze (H) German
  • Schenazi (H) German
  • Schuhami (H) From the biblical Shuham family
  • Sealtiel (HB) See Shealtiel
  • Seba (A) See Sebag
  • Sebag (A) Dyer
  • Sebah (A) See Sabah
  • Sedaca (H) From the Hebrew word Tsekaka, meaning charity
  • Seebi (H) See Zeevi
  • Seenazi (H) German
  • Sefat (H) From the name of the city of Saged in Israel
  • Segovia (P) A city in Spain
  • Segueta (P) From the word Cequeta , blind
  • Segura (P) A town in Portugal, safe, hold
  • Sehadia (H) See Saadia
  • Sehadya (H) See Saadia
  • Seixas (P) Pebbles
  • Sem Tob (H) See Shem Tov
  • Semach (HB) See Semah
  • Semah (HB) From Tseman, Plant, Vegetable, name of a man in Zekhar
  • Semes (H) From Shemesh, the Sun
  • Sena (P) Six on card games
  • Senho (P) Ticket, voucher
  • Senhor (P) Man, Lord, gentleman
  • Senior (P) Elder
  • Sephardi (H) Spanish
  • Sequeira (P) Dried out, bothersome
  • Seraf (A) From Saraf, money changer
  • Serafi (A) See Seraf
  • Sereno (P) Serene, calm
  • Serfati (H) See Sarfati
  • Serfatti (H) See Sarfati
  • Serfaty (H) See Sarfati
  • Seror (A) Gaiety
  • Serra (P) Mountain
  • Serrano (P) From the hills
  • Seymeon (H) See Simeon
  • Shaki (H) See Isaac
  • Shalem (H) Complete, also the name of a man of the tribe of Naftali
  • Shalish (H) Aide de Camp, Adjudant
  • Shalom (H) Peace
  • Shaltiel (H) See Shealtiel
  • Shamasch (H) Attendant, caretaker
  • Shami (A) Mystical name of Syria or the Orient
  • Sharet (H) Servant
  • Shaul (H) Asked, Interrogated, Name of a King
  • Shealtiel (H) I sked G-d. Name of Zerubabel’s father
  • Shehem (H) See Shuhami
  • Shem Tov (H) Good Name
  • Shemtov (H) See Shem Tov
  • Shemaria (H) G-d has saved. Son of Rehav’am
  • Shemaya (H) See Shemaria
  • Shemtob (H) See Shem Tov
  • Shemuel (H) A prophet
  • Sheneur (H) Two lights
  • Sheshet (H) Name of one of the two talmud writers
  • Shimon (H) Harken
  • Shimshon (HB) Small sun. one of the judges
  • Shinasi (H) German
  • Shinazi (H) German
  • Shiphrut (H) See Chiprut, elaboration
  • Shlomo (HB) His Peace, Name of King Salomon
  • Shoel (H) Ask
  • Shoshan (H) See Shushan
  • Shuhami (HB) Browned, of Shuham family, son of Dan
  • Shushan (H) Susa, the Persian city in which Queen Esther lived
  • Shullam (H) Paid
  • Sibony (A) See Saban
  • Sibroni (A) See Saban
  • Sid (A) Master
  • Sides (A) See Sid
  • Sidi (A) My master
  • Siso (B) Yosef or Joseph
  • Silva (P) Blackberry bush, brumble
  • Simeon (HB) See Shimon
  • Simha (H) Joy
  • Simhah (H) Joy
  • Simhon (H) Joyful
  • Silveira (P) Blackberry thicket
  • Simo (H) See Shmuel
  • Simoel (H) See Shmuel
  • Simoes (H) See Shmuel
  • Simon (H) See Shimon
  • Simona (H) See Shimon
  • Simone (H) See Shimon
  • Simons (H) See Shimon
  • Simuel (H) See Shmuel
  • Sina (H) Sinai
  • Sinai (H) Mountain upon which Moses received the Commandments
  • Sinay (H) See Sinai
  • Sio (H) See Sion
  • Sion (H) Zion
  • Siprut (H) See Shiprut
  • Siprutini (H) See Shiprut
  • Sisso (B) Yosef or Joseph
  • Sitbon (A) Wood cutter
  • Soares (P) Sounds, noises, sweat
  • Soares (H) See Suarez
  • Soarez (H) See Suarez
  • Sobremonte (P) Over the hill
  • Sobrinho (P) Nephew
  • Soeiro (P) Custom
  • Sola (P) Hide, leather, sole
  • Solam (H) See Sullam
  • Sollam (H) See Sullam
  • Solomo (H) See Shlomo
  • Solomon (H) See Sholomo
  • Solomons (H) See Sholomo
  • Soltan (A) From Sultan meaning Governor
  • Soltani (A) See Sultan
  • Sonso (P) Sly
  • Sosa (H) See Shushan
  • Sosan (H) See Shushan
  • Sosi (H) See Shushan
  • Sossa (H) SeeShushan
  • Soto (P) Substitute
  • Souhami (H) See Shuhami
  • Sousa (P) A variety of grape
  • Sousa (H) The city of Susa in ancient Persia where lived Queen Ester
  • Sousa (H) See Shushan
  • Souza (H) See Shushan
  • Souto (P) A grove of chestnuts
  • Spinosa (P) From espinhosa, fish bones
  • Suares (H) See Suarez
  • Suarez (H) From the Hebrew “zu haarets” meaning this is the land
  • Suasso (P) South wind
  • Suasso (F) From the city of Soissons. France
  • Suhami (H) See Shuhami
  • Suhamy (H) See Shuhami
  • Sulam (H) See Sullam
  • Sullam (H) Ladder (From Jacob’s Dream?)
  • Sur de Luna (H)(S) Sur from the Hebrew word Tsur meaning rock, Luna Spanish word for moon.
  • Susagna (H) See Shushan
  • Susan (H) See Shushan
  • Susana (H) See Shushan
  • Susanna (H) See Shushan
  • Sussi (A) From the Sous of Southern Morocco
  • Suyllam (H) See Sullam
  • Suzi (H) See Sullam
  • Symons (H) See Shimon

T

  • Tabladillo (S) Small flamenco dance floor
  • Taboada (P) Arithmatic tables
  • Tabuh (A) Cooker
  • Tafalla (H) From Hebrew word Tefliah meaning prayer
  • Taffalla (H) See Tafalla
  • Tagger (A) From the word Tadjer meaning Merchant
  • Taieb (A) Delicate, good
  • Talavera (P) A city in Spain known for its line of pottery
  • Talayero (S) Lumber jack
  • Tam (H) Innocent, simple, naive
  • Tama (H) See Tam
  • Tamborer (S) Drummer, from the word tambor for drum
  • Taous (A) Peacock
  • Tapia (S) Garden wall
  • Tapiero (S) A builder of mud walls.
  • Tarica (A) From the word Tarik meaning morning Star. Also mount meaning Gibraltar.
  • Tarifa (P) A city in Spain, fare
  • Tarifa (A) Name of the Berber conqueror of Andalusia
  • Tarifa (S) Rate, fare for transport
  • Tarragano (S) One from Tarragona
  • Tarragona (S) A city in Spain
  • Tarrega (S) A city in Spain
  • Tata (A) Name of a location near Fes, Morocco
  • Tartas (S) Cakes
  • Tchiprut (H) See Shiprut
  • Teba (H) Ark of the law or readers desk in a synagogue
  • Tebet (H) The fourth month of the Jewish calendar
  • Tedghi (A) Todgha, a location in sourthern Morocco
  • Teixoso (P) Yew
  • Tejedor (S) Weaver
  • Telias (T) From the Turkish word bath attendant
  • Temimi (A)(H) Perfect
  • Templo (S) Temple
  • Terra (P) Land
  • Terrassa (S) City of Spain
  • Teruel (S) City of Spain
  • Testa (P)(S) Forehead or head
  • Teva (H) See Teba
  • Tevah (H) Cooker
  • Tirado (S) To be lying
  • Tito (S) Giant
  • Tobi (H) See Tuvia
  • Tobias (H) G-d’s kindness
  • Tobies (H) See Tobias
  • Toby (H) See Tuvia
  • Todo (P) All
  • Toledano (S) From Toledo
  • Toledo (S) City of Spain
  • Tomar (S) To drink
  • Toriel (P) A city in Spain
  • Toro (S) A bull
  • Torones (S) Big bulls
  • Torre (P)(S) Tower
  • Torres (S) Towers
  • Tortosa (S) A city in Spain
  • Touro (P) Bull
  • Tov (H) Good
  • Tova (H) Good (feminine form)
  • Tovi (H) See Tuvia
  • Trapero (S) Rag dealer (an authorized Jewish occupation)
  • Trigo (S) Wheat
  • Trillo (H) Thresher, threshing machine
  • Trinidad (S) Trinity (a converso name)
  • Truco (S) Trick
  • Tsvei (H) From the word Tsvi meaning deer or stag
  • Tubi (H) See Tuvia
  • Tubias (H) See Tubias
  • Tudela (S) City in Spain
  • Turjillo (S) City in Spain
  • Tsevi (H) Stag, deer, also see Tzevi
  • Tuby (H) See Tobias
  • Tudela (S) A city of Spain
  • Tueta (A) From the word Tueta, a region in Algerian Sahara
  • Tuil (A) From the word Tauil, meaning large, high
  • Tuvi (H) See Tobias
  • Tzaken (H) From Zaken
  • Tzevi (H) See Tsevi, stag or deer, also see Tsevi
  • Tzevia (H) Tsvia, female deer
  • Tzur (H) From Tsur, meaning rock or fortress. See Abensur

U

  • Uncastillo (S) One Castle
  • Uri (HB) My light
  • Uriel (HB) G-d is my light
  • Usiel (H) See Uziel
  • Uniello (H) See Uziel
  • Usigilo (H) See Uziel
  • Usiglo (H) See Uziel
  • Usillo (H) See Uziel
  • Usus (HB) From Yehoshua, G-d saved him. The servant of Moses
  • Uszan (H) See Uziel
  • Uziel (H) G-d is my strenght
  • Uzielli (H) See Uziel
  • Uzilli (H) See Uziel
  • Uzziielli (H) See Uziel

V

  • Vaca (P)(S) Cow, beef
  • Vaena (S) From Faena, work, job
  • Valcazzar (S) Valley of the Alcazar
  • Valdajos (S) Garlic(s) valley
  • Valdaura (S) Sun Valley
  • Valdecanas (S) Cane Valley
  • Valdeolivas (S) Olive Valley
  • Valderrama (S) Branch Valley
  • Vale (P) Valley
  • Valencia (P)(S) A city in Spain
  • Valensuela (S) Female from Valencia
  • Valladolid (P)(S) A city in Spain
  • Valle (S) Valley
  • Valles (S) Valleys
  • Vallejo (S) Small Valley
  • Vallestero (S) External Valley
  • Vallseca (S) Dry Valley
  • Valverde (P)(S) A town in Portugal, green valley
  • Valvo (L) Stutter
  • Vaquero (S) Cowboy, cattle herder
  • Vara (P) Rod, twig, staff, herd of swine
  • Vara (S) Stick
  • Varca (S) From Barca, boat
  • Varga (P) Marshy plain
  • Varon (S) From baron meaning male
  • Varona (S) Woman
  • Varquez (S) Son of Varca
  • Vega (S) Small mountain
  • Velazquez (S) Son of Velazco
  • Veles (S) Son of Velo
  • Velez (P) Wooly, downy
  • Velho (P) Old
  • Vello (S) Hair
  • Vellocino (S) Balls of hair
  • Velloso (S) Hairy
  • Veloso (S) Hairy
  • Vento (P) Wind
  • Ventos (S) From Vientos, winds
  • Ventura (S) Venture
  • Vera (S) Real, truth
  • Verga (S) Stick, pole, mast of a sailing vessel
  • Vezinho (P) Neighbor
  • Vezino (P) Neighbor
  • Viabrera (S) Workers way or road
  • Victoria (S) Victory
  • Vida (P)(S) Life
  • Vidas (P)(S) Lives
  • Vilafranca (P) A town in Portugal, free village
  • Vilalobos (P) A town in Portugal, city of wolves
  • Vilalongo (P) A town in Portugal, long city
  • Vilanova (P) A town in Portugal, new city
  • Vilaplana (P) A town in Portugal, plain town
  • Vilar (P) A town in Portugal, small hamlet
  • Vilareal (P) A town in Portugal, royal town
  • Vilela (P) Small village
  • Villa (S) Village
  • Villar (S) (P) See Villa
  • Villahermosa (S) Beautiful
  • Villa Lobos (S) Village of the Wolves
  • Villalta (S) High village
  • Villa Nova (S) New village
  • Villanueva (S) New village
  • Villar (S) Small village
  • Villarubia (S) Blond village
  • Villa Real (S) Royal village
  • Vita (S) From Vida for life
  • Viva (S) Alive
  • Viveiros (P) Fish pond, plant nursery
  • Viveros (S) Fish pond
  • Volta (P) Return, run, turn

W

  • Wahnon (HB) Hanun, the builder of the walls of Jerusalem

X

  • Xabi (A) From Habib
  • Xaham (H) Clever, also a title for Rabbi among the Sephardim
  • Xapatao (P) Shoe maker. big shoe
  • Xaprut (H) See Saprut
  • Xarilho (P) Same as Sarilho, trouble, mess, reel, rack
  • Xaron (H) Anger, indignation
  • Xato (P) Bothersome, pain in the neck, flat
  • Ximenes (S) See Jimenez
  • Ximon (H) See Shimon
  • Xoares (P) Same as Soares, sounds, noises, sweat

Y

  • Ya’bet (H) See Yaabez
  • Yaabez (H) Acronym of Yaakov Ben Tsur, see Abensur
  • Yaacov (HB) Will follow. Name of the Patriarch Jacob
  • Yaavez (H) See Yaabes
  • Yaco (H) Yaacov
  • Yacub (A) Arab pronounciation of Jacob
  • Yadin (HB) Almighty who will judge nations or will take vengance.
  • Yaech (A) See Yaish
  • Yafe (H) Beautiful
  • Yahia (AR) He will live
  • Yahini (H) From Yakhin meaning will prepare
  • Yahuda (H) See Yehuda
  • Yahya (H) See Yahia
  • Ya’ish (A) See Yaish
  • Yaish (A) Alive
  • Yakov (HB) Yaakov
  • Yamin (A) Right
  • Yamin (HB) Right. Son of Shimon
  • Yanto (H) See Yomtov
  • Yarabel (HB) From Yerubaal, they will fear the Lord.
  • Yecutie (HB) From Yekutiel. We hope in G_d
  • Yehezkel (HB) G-d will strengthen
  • Yehzkiel (HB) G-d will strengthen
  • Yehiel (HB) G-d will revive
  • Yehouda (HB) Will thank, son of Jacob
  • Yeini (H) See Yene
  • Yekuel (H) See Yecutiel
  • Yeni (H) My wine
  • Yeni (T) New
  • Yento (H) See Yomtov
  • Yerushalmi (H) From Jerusalem
  • Yeshurum (HB) Another name for Israel
  • Yoel (HB) He is G-d, the name of a prophet Joel
  • Yomtob (H) See Yomtov
  • Yomtov (H) Good day, used for a feast
  • Yona (HB) Dove, the Prophet Jonah
  • Yordan (H) The river Jordan
  • Yossef (HB) Will be added, the son of Jacob
  • Yovel (HB) From Yoval, meaning brook. Father of musicans
  • Ysaque (H) Isaac
  • Yuda (H) See Yehouda
  • Yzquia (HB) From Hezkiya meaning G-d strengthened me

Z

  • Zacarias (HB) Zekhariah the Prophet, G-d strengthened me
  • Zacaride (H) See Zacarias
  • Zacharia Baruch (H) Zacarias and Blessed
  • Zachin (A) From Zaki, pure, chaste
  • Zachuth (H) From the word Zekhut, meaning right, priviledge.title
  • Zacuta (H) From the word Zekhuta, her right, priviledge, title
  • Zacuto (H) From the word Zekhuto, his right, priviledge, title
  • Zacutto (H) See Zacuto
  • Zacutus (H) See Zacuto
  • Zadich (H) From Tsadik, meaning Righteous, G-d fearing.
  • Zadok (H) From Tsadok. the name of a Rabbi during the time of the second temple
  • Zaglo (BR) Pole, yoke
  • Zahadia (H) From Saadia meaning G-d helped, one of the Gaonites
  • Zahalon (H) From Tsahalon meaning Joyful, rejoiced
  • Zahar (A) From Zahir, Shining, flourishing
  • Zahara (A) Flower, blossom or to shine or to blossom
  • Zalama (A) See Salama
  • Zamora (P) Samora, a city in Spain
  • Zaprut (H) Also see Saprut, from the word Shiprut, meaning Elaboration
  • Zaragosa (P) Saragosa, a city in Spain
  • Zarco (P) Light blue eyed
  • Zarefati (H) See Sarfati
  • Zarfati (H) See Sarfati
  • Zarfatti (H) See Sarfati
  • Zarka (A) Blue eyes
  • Zayat (A) See Zayet
  • Zayet (A) Olive
  • Zecharia Baruch (HB) Remember God and Blessed
  • Zeevi (H) Of the wolf
  • Zeitoun (A) Olives
  • Zemah (H) See Semah
  • Zemmour (BR) Rrom Zemmur, the name of a Berber tribe in Morocco.
  • Zera (H) Seed
  • Zeraf (A) See Seraf
  • Zerah (HB) Shining, son of Juda, son of Jacob
  • Zevi (H) See Tsevi
  • Zif (A) sword
  • Zimra (H) Song
  • Zuleman (H) See Suleman
  • Zulili (A) A neighborhood of Mehdia, Tunisia
  • Zvi (H) Stag, aslo see Tsevi

 

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