Last Names & Surnames

Jewish Last Names (2020)

Are you looking to change your surname to reflect your faith? Or are you trying to find the perfect tag for a character you’ve created? Judaism has a long, vibrant, and fantastic history, without any doubts. Even some you might not even realize your surnames are Jewish. So Jewish last names have roots all across the globe. Judaism’s extensive history is not limited to the Middle East. And also many common Jewish last names overlap with German or Slavic languages, while others seem straight-up biblical names.

You may also recognize the surnames of some of your favorite TV characters sprinkled throughout the list, from Seth Cohen to Jean-Ralphio Saperstein. If you’re looking for a surname, we got you. Our list has over 200 Jewish last names to help you find the perfect fit.

If you want perfect Jewish last names, look no further. We have everything you need right here.

A

Aarons – high mountain

Aaronson – son of Aaron

Abadi – Eternal

Abate – priest

Abeles – noble one

Abelman – noble man

Abelson – son of Abel

Abend – evening

Abendroth – evening red

Adel – noble

Adelberg – noble mountain

Adell – nobility

Adelman – nobleman

Adelmann – noble man

Adelson – noble son

Adelstein – nobility rock

Aderman – magistrate

Ades – son of Ade

Adler – eagle

Altschul – old school

Altschuler – old synagogue

Altshuler – old school

Amado – Loves God

Amar – Long Life

Amberg – one who is of the mountain

Amiel – My People Belong To God

Amir – Prince

Amos – borne by God

Amsel – The best

Axelrod – axle wheel

Axler – shoulder

Azizi – Highly Esteemed

B

Babe – foreign

Babel – Confusion

Babic – old woman

Babin – just

Bable – gate god

Bach – dweller near the brook

Bachar – One Who Is Full Of Joy

Belin – Gift of god

Belka – beam

Belkin – squirrel

Bell – Lovely one

Belman – Bella’s man

Berg – mountain

Bergen – Dweller on the mountain

Bergson – son of berg

Bergstein – hill stone

Berk – birch tree meadow

Berke – Birch Tree

Berkeley – The Birch Wood

Berkley – birch tree meadow

Berkman – birch man

Berko – first born

Berkovitz – the son of the Blessed

Bermann – bear man

Burnstein – amber stone

Burstein – amber

Burston – the farm by a hill 

Burt – glorious

Butler – the bottler

Butman –  a fish seller 

Byk – bull

Bynes – makers of mangers

C

Cagan – a priest

Cahn – Small boat

Camhi – of wheat

Canaan – Merchant

Caplan – charity priest

Carlin – little champion

Carmel – Garden

Caspary – horseman

Ceder – Type Of Tree

Cerf – hind

Chaco – God strengthens

Chafetz – delight

Chait – a tailor

Chani – He (God) has favored me

Charnas – black

Chasen – huntsman

Chasin – Strong

Chason – Strong

Chazen – Strong

Chernick – the black one

Cherny – black

Coggan – a cup or bowl

Cohen – priest

Cohn – priest

Coleman – coal man

Cooper – Barrel Maker

Cooperman – tub container

Copelan – Inspiration

Colter – Horse herdsman

Cremin – loving

D

Dagan – Grain Of Corn

Dahan – someone who coats with oil

Dain – Brook

Daichi – Great

Dales – Valley

Damian – the profit

Danenberg – the dweller in the valley

Danieli – God is my judge

Danielson – God has judged

David – Beloved

Davidov – son of David

Davidow – son of David

Davidowitz – son of david

Dayan – The judge

Diment – the keeper of animals

Din – way of life

Diner – servant

Dinerstein – thin stone

Dreyfuss – man who had to use a crutch

Dropkin – crumb

Druck – print

Drucker – Printer

Druckman – Printer

Druker – printer

Dub – oak

Dubin – Dweller near an oak tree

Dubinski – who lived by an oak tree

Duckin – duck

E

Ehrenfeld – field of honor

Ehrenreich – rich in honour

Ehrlich – honest

Ehrman – man of honor

Ehrmann – honor man

Eichel – acorn

Eichelberg – acorn mountain

Eichen – oak

Erlich – honorable

Erlichman – honest man

Ernst – fight

Ernster – fighter

Erps – to creep

Eskin – upon the knife

Esses – east Saxons

Ester – Star

Esterman – Star man

Estes – of the East

Estrin – descendent of Esther

Ewen – born of yew

Ezra – helper

F

Feinstein – fine stone

Feintuch – fine cloth

Feld – field

Feldberg – field mountain

Felderman – open country

Feldman – field man

Feldner – one who was a field serf

Feldstein – field stone

Fells – at the fell

Fingerhut – a tailor

Felman – Man who lives by a crag

Fels – rock

Felsenthal – rock valley

Fenton – settlement on the marsh

Ferdman – man in ready journey

Fergal – Valorous

Fertel – a quarter

Fester – of the woods

Fetter – a maker

Fidel – faithful

Field – pasture

Fierstein – open country

Flom – plum

Foster – One who keeps the forest

Fox – Wild Animal In Dog Family

Foxman – fox man

Fradin – joy

Fradkin – joy

Frager – fragile

Furer – driver

Furst – most noble one

Furth – bay

Futter – to move in quick

Futterman – one who sold feed

G

Gabay – warden

Gabbay – tax collector

Gabel – God

Gaber – hornbeam

Gaer – vulture

Gal – wave

Goldmann – Gold man

Goldwyn – golden friend

Graubart – gray beard

Grauberger – gray mountain

Greber – to dig

Green – Green color

Greenhouse – house for growing greens

Greenleaf – a meadow

Greenspon – verdigris

Greiman – german

Grinberg – pleasure mountain

Gutter – a droplet

H

Haft – clasp

Hagen – protected place

Hahn – A rooster

Hai – living

Haik – Hero

Haim – homestead

Haimes – homestead

Haimowitz – No meaning

Hain – Life

Hait – dweller by the haw

Hake – a hook

Haker – a butcher

Halberg – hall hill

Henig – son of Henneke

Hexter – Roman fort

Heyman – the hayman

Hibah – Gift

Hill – a person who lived on a hill

Himel – heaven

Himelfarb – heaven color

Himelstein – heaven stone

Himmel – heaven or sky

Himmelfarb – heaven color

Himmelman – sky man

Hollingsworth – holly enclosure

K

Kann – reed

Kano – capability

Kantor – magician

Kantron – magician

Kaplan – chaplain

Kaplin – charity priest

Kaplon – curate

Kar – making

Karabin – dear son of

Karan – Helper

Karash – black

Karasik – Life And Wisdom

Karch – cunning

Kardash – brother

Kardon – Gift from god

Kissel – sour

Kitay – God soldier

Knepper – button maker

Kurta – courteous

Kurtis – courteous

Kuschel – following-after

Kusal – Skilled

Kushner – furrier

Kusner – Furrier

Kuter – butcher

Kutler – Knife Maker

Kutner – one who wore a cowl 

Kyser – an inspector of food

Koval – blacksmith

L

Lachman – boundary mark

Laderman – ruler

Ladin – Romance language 

Ladner – carpenter

Laks – Near The Lake

Lampel – Bright land

Landsman – a person who lives on land

Landman – a person who lives on land

Lansky – large field

Lapides – torch

Lapidus – made of stone

Lapin – mutton fist

Lichtenfeld – light field

Lichtenstein – bright stone

Lichtman – candle man

Liebe – Loved one

Lieber – friend

Lieberman – beloved man

Liebermann – beloved man

Liebeskind – beloved child

Lipman – dear man

M

Mandelbaum – almond tree

Mandl – almond

Mandle – almond

Mangal – auspicious

Manheim – swamp hamlet

Manheimer – one who came from Manheim

Manilow – Dear-friend

Margolies – pearls

Margolis – Pearl

Margulies – pearls

Margulis – pearl

Marinoff – son of Marin

Mayr – mayor

Merlin – sea fortress

Mermelstein – Peace stone

Merson – a trader

Mervis – Wonderful

Meskin – The fragrance of Musk

Mestre – teacher

Merrick – Dark-skinned

N

Neidich – Neuropower

Nelkin – cloves

Neman – treasurer

Nemer – tiger

Narenberg – the best of men mountain

Netz – net

Neubauer – new resident

Neuberger – new mountain

Neufeld – new field

Neuh – new house

Neuman – new man

Novick – A newcomer

Novik – A newcomer

Novikoff – newcomer

Novosad – new orchard

Noy – Beautiful

Nudell – dumpling

Nudelman – dumpling man

Null – zero

Nussbaum – one who dwells near trees

Nyman – new man

O

Orlin – Renowned in the land

Orloff – eagle

Orlosky – Bringer of light sky

Orlovsky – eagle sky

Orman – Spearman

Ornstein – Eagle on the rock

Ortman – man in high point

Osgood – A divine Goth

Osher – Happiness

Oshinsky – little deer in sky

Oshman – bullock man

Osman – bullock man

Osofsky –  Bear sky

Oster – eastern

Ostreicher – One from Austria

Ostroff – a southerly wind

Ostrosky – a southerly wind sky

Ostrov – island

P

Pool – one who lived near a pool

Popov – priest

Popper – thing that pops

Port – a harbor

Porter – gatekeeper

Portnoy – tailor

Posen – getting to know you

Postel – leather shoe

Potash – potassium

Puder – powder

Pullman – colt

R

Raben – King of all

Rabin – Good

Rabinovich – son of the rabbi

Rabinovitz – son of the rabbi

Rabinowitz – son of the rabbi

Rabkin – light

Rachlin – ewe

Radin – chivalrous man

Reichlin – powerful

Reidel – mossy area

Reider – horseback rider

Reifer – a barrel hoop

Reif – happy

Reik – One of music

Reines – Queen

Reingold – old of the Rhine river

Reich – realm

Reinstein – counsel stone

Reis – undergrowth

Reisberg – undergrowth mountain 

Reisen – journey

Reisler – carrier

S

Stepanski – crown

Sterk – strong

Sterman – cattleman

Sternbach – stone mountain

Sternberg – stone mountain

Sternfeld – ram field

Stick – Stick

Stiebel – small house

Stiel – strong man

Stillman – calm man

Stitzer – to aid

Sukenik – clothier

Sulla – bright

Sum – sheatfish

Super – power

Susan – lily

Suskin – sweet child

Suss – sweet

Susskind – sweet child

Sussman – sweet man

Swerdloff – guard leaf

Swidler – to swindle

Sukey – Lily

Syms – son of Simon

Soros – princess

Stern star

T

Tabachnick – a smoker

Taback – cook

Tabak – Respected

Tager – Powerful Cat

Tal – dew

Tash – born on Christmas Day

Tashman – Stone man

Taube – God is good

Taubman – deaf man

Taus – to take 

Turin – victory mood

Turk – strength

Turkel – a little Turk

Turkovich – one who fought

Turner – works with a lathe

Turf – grass

Tuter – protector

Twersky – Towers

U

Uhr – watch

Ullman – prosperity

Ulman – man from Ulm

Umansky – Water sky

Urman – a knight

Ury – Fire of God

Usher – doorkeeper

V

Valis – from Wales

Vang – field

Vardy – of rose

Varon – the man of God

Vayner – wine merchant

Vaynshteyn – Coming tomorow

Vaysman – A great sage man

Veil – guard

Veksler – money exchanger

Verba – willow

Viner – wine-grower

Vinokur – distiller

Vogel – bird

Vogelman – bird man

Vogelsang – bird song

Volk – wolf

Volpe – fox

Volpert – wolf

W

Wachtel – quail

Wachter – watchman

Wage – pledge

Wakes – watchmen

Wald – forest

Waldstein – forest stone

Waldvogel – forest bird

Wallace – Foreigner

Wallach – foreigner

Wallbaum – walnut tree

Walt – Army Ruler

Wander – White wave

Wang – prince

Wank – to masturbate

Y

Yudino – son/daughter of Jude

Yurkovich – son of farmer

Z

Zachar – God Has Remembered

Zack – laughter

Zacks – laughter

Zagorski – beyond hill 

Zahl – confidence

Zaitz – little hare

Zaks – God has remembered

Zalkin – the Lord has remembered

Zalman – Peaceful

Zand – person resided near a physical feature

Zander – defending men

Zusman – sweet man

Zussman – sweet man

Zwiebel – onion

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