Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abbott

Father, priest

English

#2,397 (0.0006%)  
Addison

Son of Adam

English

#1,370 (0.0044%)  
Alston

Elf stone

English

#1,703 (0.0023%)  
Anderson

Son of Andrew

English

#294 (0.0831%)  
Ashby

Ash tree home

English

Barker

“A tanner,” in allusion to the bark used in the process.

English

Baron

Young warrior

Hebrew

#1,243 (0.0057%)  
Barrett

Quarrelsome

English

#212 (0.1301%)  
Barton

Barley settlement

English

Beckham

Beck's homestead

English

#293 (0.0843%)  
Benson

Son of Ben

#456 (0.0432%)  
Benton

Town in the bent grass

English

#937 (0.0114%)  
Blackstone

Black stone

English

Boone

Good

Latin

#656 (0.0233%)  
Brady

Descendant of Bradach

Irish

#257 (0.0995%)  
Brando

Sword; fiery torch, beacon

German

#2,529 (0.0004%)  
Branson

Son of Brand

English

#749 (0.0179%)  
Brent

Hill, mount

English

#1,104 (0.0076%)  
Briggs

Bridges

English

#618 (0.0266%)  
Brighton

Bridge settlement

English

#1,428 (0.0039%)  
Brock

Badger-like

English

#536 (0.0344%)  
Bronson

Son of the brown man

English

#690 (0.0208%)  
Brooks

Small stream

English

#161 (0.1712%)  
Calder

Rough waters; stream

Scottish

#1,594 (0.0028%)  
Cameron

Crooked nose

Scottish

#69 (0.3837%)  
Carlisle

Fort at Luguvalium

English

#2,945 (0.0004%)  
Carson

Son of Carr

Scottish

#70 (0.3798%)  
Carter

Cart user

English

#24 (0.6778%)  
Carver

One who carves wood

English

#1,262 (0.0054%)  
Case

Box

French

#490 (0.0387%)  
Casen
#624 (0.0261%)  
Casey

Alert, watchful

Irish

#565 (0.0317%)  
Chandler

Candle maker, seller

French

#492 (0.0386%)  
Channing

Young wolf; official of the church

French

#991 (0.0102%)  
Cheney

Oak tree; oak-hearted

French

Clark

Cleric

English

#373 (0.0598%)  
Clarkson
Clinton

Fenced settlement

English

#1,117 (0.0074%)  
Cohen

Priest

Hebrew

#302 (0.08%)  
Collier

Coal miner

English

#1,937 (0.0015%)  
Cooper

Barrel maker

English

#83 (0.3232%)  
Corbin

Raven

English

#276 (0.0902%)  
Cortez

Courteous

Spanish

#1,077 (0.008%)  
Crawford

Ford of the crows

English

#1,641 (0.0025%)  
Crosby

At the cross

Scandinavian

#671 (0.0218%)  
Cruz

Holy cross

Spanish

#322 (0.0722%)  
Cullen

Good-looking lad; handsome

Irish

#580 (0.0306%)  
Davidson

Beloved; son of David

Hebrew

Davis

Son of David

English

#493 (0.0385%)  
Dawson

Son of David

English

#194 (0.1509%)  
Dempsey

Proud

Irish

#2,072 (0.0011%)  
Denton

“The town pasture,” from the Anglo-Saxon denn (pasture) and tun (town or village).

Duff

Swarthy

Gaelic

Easton

East town

English

#66 (0.3944%)  
Edgerton

English

Edison

Son of Edward

English

#525 (0.035%)  
Evans

God is gracious; born of yew; youth

Welsh

#2,411 (0.0006%)  
Everett

Brave boar

English

#95 (0.2912%)  
Fallon
#2,560 (0.0004%)  
Farley

Meadow of the sheep; meadow of the bulls

English

Ford

River crossing

English

#612 (0.0271%)  
Fox

Fox

English

#770 (0.017%)  
Franklin

Free landholder

English

#436 (0.047%)  
Frasier

Of the forest men

Scottish

Gaines

To get

Gallagher

Foreign helper

Irish

Garrison

Spear-fortified town; protection, stronghold

English

#1,188 (0.0065%)  
Gibson

Son of Gilbert

English

#908 (0.012%)  
Glover

Maker of gloves

English

Goodwin

Good friend

English

Graham

Gravelled homestead

English

#181 (0.1566%)  
Granger

Farmer

French

#1,235 (0.0058%)  
Grant

Great

English

#182 (0.1564%)  
Griffin

Strong in faith

Welsh

#222 (0.12%)  
Griffith

Strong chief

Welsh

Hagan

Youthful one; noble, of the highest race; exalted son; a place of safety, sanctuary; shelter

Scandinavian

Haines

Dweller by the enclosure

English

Hale

Hero; from the hall

English

Halen

Hero; from the hall

English

#2,386 (0.0007%)  
Halston
Hamilton

Flat-topped hill

English

#1,762 (0.002%)  
Hanson

Son of Hans

Scandinavian

#1,810 (0.0018%)  
Harding

Son of the courageous one

English

Hardy

Bold, brave

German

#2,602 (0.0004%)  
Harris

Son of Harry

English

#1,006 (0.0098%)  
Harrison

Son of Harry

English

#115 (0.2462%)  
Hartley

Stag meadow

English

#2,483 (0.0005%)  
Hendrix

Son of Hendrick

English

#318 (0.0728%)  
Hewitt

French

Hilton

Hill settlement

English

Hogan

Youth

Irish

Holmes

Holly; islands in the river

English

Houston

Hugh's town; settlement on the hill

Irish

#715 (0.0196%)  
Hudson

Son of Hudd

English

#54 (0.476%)  
Hurley

Sea tide

Irish

Hyatt

Lofty gate

English

Ingram

Raven of peace; raven of Anglia

Scandinavian

Jackson

Son of Jack

English

#17 (0.7514%)  
Jagger

English

#701 (0.0204%)  
Jameson

Son of James

English

#91 (0.3067%)  
Jarvis

“A mender of pots and pans; a tinker.” Based on the Latin gero (carry) and vas (a vessel).

French

#1,324 (0.0047%)  
Jefferson

Son of Jeffrey

English

#661 (0.0229%)  
Jensen

Son of Jens

Scandinavian

#289 (0.0852%)  
Johnson

Son of John

English

#2,216 (0.0009%)  
Jones
#1,138 (0.0071%)  
Kane

Battle

Irish

#312 (0.0756%)  
Keane

Fighter; sharp, keen wit or eye

Irish

#2,242 (0.0008%)  
Kennedy

Helmet head

Irish

#1,207 (0.0061%)  
Kingston

King's town

English

#118 (0.2419%)  
Landon

Long hill

English

#61 (0.4241%)  
Landry

“The ruler of the land,” from the Germanic land (land) and rihhi (ruler).

English

#869 (0.013%)  
Lane

Pathway

English

#287 (0.0859%)  
Langston

Long stone

English

#650 (0.0237%)  
Latham

The barn

Scandinavian

Ledger

Speared tribe

English

Leighton

Meadow settlement

English

#810 (0.0151%)  
Lennon

Dear one

Irish

#658 (0.0231%)  
Lincoln

Lake colony

English

#40 (0.5363%)  
Livingston

Leofwine's settlement

English

Locke

Woods; fortified place; pond

German

#2,295 (0.0008%)  
Logan

Small hollow

Scottish

#10 (0.8991%)  
Maddock

Charitable, benevolent

Welsh

Madison

Greek

#2,230 (0.0009%)  
Malone

Devoted to St. John

Irish

Manning

Son of the man

English

#2,458 (0.0005%)  
Marsden

Swampy valley

English

Marston

Town near the marsh

English

Mason

Stoneworker

English

#9 (0.9051%)  
Mercer

Storekeeper

English

#2,559 (0.0004%)  
Merrick

“A serving ruler,” from the Latin mereri (to serve) and the hypothetical root rik (ruler).

Welsh

#802 (0.0154%)  
Meyer

Farmer; bright one

Hebrew

#1,731 (0.0021%)  
Miller

One who grinds grain

English

#831 (0.0144%)  
Monroe

Mouth of the river Rotha, in Ireland

Scottish

#1,378 (0.0043%)  
Morris

A variant form of Maurice.

Latin

#1,458 (0.0036%)  
Morrisey

Son of More

English

Morrison

Son of Maurice

English

#1,614 (0.0026%)  
Morton

Moor town

English

Moss

Saviour

English

Murray

Lord, master

Gaelic

#2,866 (0.0004%)  
Newton

New town

English

Nixon

Son of Nicholas

English

#494 (0.0384%)  
Norris

Northerner

French

Osbourne

Bear god

English

Palmer

Pilgrim

English

#1,101 (0.0076%)  
Parker

Keeper of the park

English

#96 (0.2888%)  
Parrish

Ecclesiastical locality

French

Paxton

Poecc's settlement

English

#219 (0.1207%)  
Perry

“(The man who lives in the cottage near) the pear tree,” ultimately from the Latin pirum, a pear.

Modern

#1,398 (0.0041%)  
Pierce

A variant form of Peter.

Greek

#482 (0.0402%)  
Powell

Son of Howell

English

Prescott

Priest's cottage

English

#2,482 (0.0005%)  
Presley

Priest's meadow

English

#1,420 (0.0039%)  
Quincy

Estate of the fifth son

French

#597 (0.0288%)  
Quinn

Descendent of Conn

Irish

#381 (0.0568%)  
Radley

Meadow of reeds; red meadow

English

#1,877 (0.0016%)  
Ramsey

Garlic island

English

#1,377 (0.0043%)  
Reagan

Gaelic

#928 (0.0116%)  
Reed

Red

English

#371 (0.0599%)  
Reilly

Outgoing people

Irish

#1,737 (0.0021%)  
Rhodes

Where roses grow

German

#1,547 (0.003%)  
Riggs

Son of Rigg

English

#1,229 (0.0058%)  
Ripley

Shouting man's meadow

English

Rockwell

Rock spring

English

#1,461 (0.0036%)  
Rogan

Red-headed

Irish

#1,352 (0.0044%)  
Roosevelt

Rose field

Danish

#2,121 (0.001%)  
Sanders

Son of Alexander

English

Slater

Hewer of slates

English

#1,492 (0.0033%)  
Smith

Blacksmith

English

#1,250 (0.0056%)  
Spencer

Dispenser of provisions

English

#304 (0.0785%)  
Steele

Like steel

English

#1,334 (0.0047%)  
Sutton

Southern settlement

English

#739 (0.0185%)  
Swain

Boy, lad; one who herds swine

Scandinavian

Talbot

“(The man who wears) low boots," based on the Latin talus (ankle) and the Old French bote (shoe, boot).

Tanner

Leather maker

English

#297 (0.0815%)  
Tatum

Tata's home

English

Thompson

Twin

Aramaic

#1,636 (0.0025%)  
Travers

To cross over

French

Truman

Loyal one

English

#1,152 (0.0068%)  
Turner

Wood-worker

English

#871 (0.013%)  
Vernon

Alder grove

French

#1,514 (0.0032%)  
Wagner

Wagon-builder

German

Warner

Army guard

German

#1,312 (0.0049%)  
Washington

“From the washing village,” i.e., from the village near the river or stream where the women wash clothes, based on the Anglo-Saxon wascan (wash) and tun (village).

English

Watts
Webber

Weaver

German

Webster

Weaver

English

Whitford

White ford

English

Wilson

Son of William

English

#609 (0.0277%)  
Winslow

Friend's hill

English

#2,579 (0.0004%)  
York

Boar settlement; yew settlement

English

#2,516 (0.0004%)  
Young

English

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