100 Last Names That Start With N With Meanings And History

Last names that start with N can have origins from all over the world.
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The United States has a growing list of surnames that start with N. However, it is not the only country to boast of them - the letter N is an extremely common letter for surnames the world over.

Surnames beginning with N have been around for centuries. They have changed and grown into modern forms, but the popularity of last names that start with N remains. How many surnames beginning with N can you think of?

We share with you a comprehensive list of over 100 last names that start with N here. If you are on a hunt for interesting surnames with N, this is where you need to be!

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Common US Surnames That Start With N

There are several common surnames in the US and other parts of the world that begin with the letter N. You will find sports, history, politics, and science dominated by last names with N. Which of these surnames beginning with N sounds most familiar?

1. Naab, (Czech origin) is a name derived from the river that flows through Bavaria.

2. Naaman, (Hebrew origin) takes after the name of a famous commander from Syria.

3. Naar, (Dutch origin) is a last name with N that is a variant of Bernhard.

4. Naasz, (German origin) is a shortened form of the name Ignaz.

5. Naatz, (American origin)  from families in USA with the surname.

6. Naba, (Arabic origin) is among the short N surnames means "great news".

7. Nabarro, (Spanish origin) is an interesting surname with N that means "treeless or barren country.

8. Nabavi, (Iranian origin) is an interesting surname with N that means "prophethood".

9. Nabb, (Pacific Islander origin) is a last name with N that indicates Abel's son.

10. Nabbefeld is a cool surname with N that has no known source or meaning.

11. Nabel, (Arabic origin) surnames starting with N that means "noble".

12. Naber, (English origin) surname beginning with N that means "near".

13. Naberhaus, is a unique surname with N that has been found in America, but has no known source or meaning.

14. Nabers, (English origin) last name beginning with N means "near".

15. Nabholz, (German origin) most common surnames beginning with N means "hub wood".

16. Nabinger, is fairly unique among surnames starting with N and has no known meaning.

17. Nable, is a surname with N that has been found in America but doesn't have a known source.

18. Nabong, (Philippino origin) is a last name beginning with N whose meaning is not known.

19. Nabor, (Spanish origin) One of the most common surnames beginning with n that means "clean".

20. Nabozny, (Polish origin) is a last name beginning with N that means "pious".

21. Nabulsi, (Palestinian origin) is a surname starting with N that refers to people from Nablus.

22. Nacarato, (Sicilian origin) One of the most common surnames beginning with n that means "graceful".

23. Nacca, (Hispanic origin) is a great choice for surnames beginning with N.

24. Naccarato, (Ligurian origin) this surnames beginning with N means "charming".

25. Naccari, (Hispanic Origin) is a unique last name with N.

26. Nace, (Gaelic origin) is a surname starting with N used for people living near an ash tree.

27. Nachazel, is among the more unique last names starting with n, has no known meaning.

28. Nachman, (Jewish origin) This surnames beginning with N refers to "consoler".

29. Nachreiner, (German origin) means "neighboring farmer".

30. Nabers, (English origin) is a surname beginning with N that means "near".

Famous Last Names That Start With N

Family names beginning with N can be intriguing and can help you in your search for last names.

Surnames beginning with N are common among celebrities. Take a look at some of these dynamic and inspiring last names that start with N. Your search is bound to lead you to a treasure! Pick one among the top surnames here.

31. Na, (Korean origin) is the last name of famous Tennis star Li Na.

32. Nabholz, (German origin) means "hub wood".

33. Nabong, (Asian origin) common last names or surnames in the US and derived from word "peach".

34. Nabor, (Spanish origin) is among special last names that start with N; means "honest".

35. Nabulsi, (Palestinian ) is among the most beautiful N last names, and refers to "people of Nablus".

36. Nacarato, (Non-Hispanic White Only origin)  means "graceful".

37. Naccarato, (Hispanic Origin) means "charming".

38. Nachmann, (Hebrew origin)  meaning "compassionate".

39. Nachreiner, (German origin) is among unique surnames that start with N, and refers to "farmer living in the outskirts of village".

40. Nacht, (Non-Hispanic origin)  meaning "night". For Surnames beginning with N, this is a great choice.

41. Nachtigall, (German origin) In the common surnames list in the US, refers to "people selling birds".

42. Nachtsheim, (Hispanic origin)  meaning "night home". Such examples of last names that start with N are highly sought-after.

43. Nadal, (Spanish origin) is a surname with N made famous by tennis ace Rafael Nadal.

44. Nair, (Indian origin) finds several celebrities including director Mira Mair.

45. Nash, (English origin) is among surnames starting with N designed for success; after famous people like Ogden Nash, John Nash, and Walter Nash.

46. Navarro, (Spanish origin) among famous surnames beginning with N used given to people from Navarra.

47. Neil, (Irish origin) is among with common short surnames that start with N in the United States, means "champion".

48. Needham, (English origin) means "a place for the poor"; several famous personalities share this surname with N.

Popular Last Names Starting With Letter N

Among every handful of people, you are certain to find a few who have surnames beginning with N. We share the top picks of surnames with N here. Don't be surprised, it is likely that you will find several others sharing these surnames. After all, isn't that what's taken these surnames to the top!

49. Nacionales, (Spanish origin) is among the most uncommon surnames in the United States, meaning "nationals".

50. Nacke, (German origin)  Surnames beginning with N like these are top choices and mean "stiff neck".

51. Naclerio, (Italian origin) among last names meaning "ship's captain".

52. Nacua, (Indian origin) This last name with N occurs 0.04 times on average. Such surnames beginning with N are popular.

53. Nadalin, (Latin origin) symbolic of romantic surnames, derived from a Saint's name.

54. Naden, (German origin) meaning "compulsion".

55. Nader, (Arabic origin) is among the short last names with N, and means "extraordinary".

56. Nakahara, (Japanese origin) is among unique surnames with N. It means "a central plain."

57. Napier, (Scottish origin) is among the top surnames and used by "people who make table linen."

58. Neumann, (German origin) is among the most common last names that start with N in the country, means "new man".

59. Nevarez, (Spanish origin) is among the more historic surnames, means "flatlands near the mountains".

60. Newman, (English origin) last name or name starting with N meaning "man".

61. Neal, (Irish origin ) is among top short surnames meaning "passionate".

62. Ness, (Scottish origin) is among the short surnames starting with N, and means "from headlands."

63. Nestor, (Irish origin) is among the more famous last names that start with N, which means a short man of the group."

64. Newton, (English origin) Old English name starting with N and a common English place name.

65. Nichols, (English origin) is a great name starting with N meaning "conquer".

66. Nadler, (German Origin) is one of the last names starting with n meaning "wire drawer".

67. Nadolski, (Polish Origin) is a unique surname with N meaning "lower down".

68. Nadon, (French Origin) is one of the surnames beginning with N and is the name of a pet.

Unique Last Names Starting With Letter N

Unique surnames beginning with N abound in all parts of the world, and not just the United States. How many of these names that start with N are you acquainted with?

69. Naea, (Hawaiian Origin) meaning "oak plant".

70. Naegel, (German Origin) meaning "carpenter".

71. Naess, (Dutch Origin) meaning "spit of land".

72. Naeve, (Gaelic Origin) is the most common surnames in the United States meaning "forfar".

73. Nafe, (American Origin) is among the rare short surnames, meaning "unexplained".

74. Naftali, (Hebrew origin) meaning "son of Jacob".

75. Naftzger, (German Origin) meaning "to take a nap".

76. Nagamatsu, (Asian Origin) is among the powerful Japanese surnames meaning "leader".

77. Nasby, (English origin) is a last name with N for people from Nasby.

78. Nazarian, (Iranian origin) among the Persian surnames starting with N, meaning "esteem".

79. Neal, (Irish origin) is from the Gaelic name Niall, taken on by Scandinavians in the form of Njal.

80. Nedved, (Czech origin) is among the more beautiful surnames, meaning "bear".

81. Neeman, (Hebrew origin) is among the rare last names starting with N. It means "people who preserve community."

82. Nelson, (Scottish origin) is an excellent choice for a name which starts with N that means "son of Eleanor".

83. Nessler, (German origin) is a variant of Nestler; is a surname with N that means "from the nettles".

84. Newman, (English origin) surname for a beginner/novice to a place, from Middle English "new" and "man".

85. Newton, (English origin) Old English name and a common English place name which starts with N.

86. Nichols, (English origin) is among the surnames that are derived from the name Nichol.

87. Nikula, (Finnish origin) is a last name with N that is derived from Nicholas.

88. Noguera, (Spanish origin) is among Spanish surnames that start with N and are derived from names of towns.

89. Nomura, (Japanese origin) is among special Japanese last names that start with N, and means "village within a field."

90. Norcott, (English origin) is a surname that is a variant of Northcutt.

91. Normand, (French origin) is among unique French last names with N for people from Normandy.

92. Norrick, (English origin) is a surname with N that indicates a place up North in the midst of a dairy.

93. Novack, (German origin) is a surname with N derived from Novak.

94. Noya, (Arabic origin) is among the most beautiful sounding last names with N meaning "ornamental."

95. Nunn, (English origin) is among the short last names that start with N; means "pious man".

96. Nusser, (German origin) is among the older surnames, given to "people who sell nuts for a living".

97. Nybo, (Scandinavian origin) is a last name meaning "new home".

98. Nyce, (French origin) is among the derived surnames,  a variant of the last name Nice.

99. Nyland, (Dutch origin) is a last name with N that comes from the original name Nijland meaning "reclaimed land".

100. Nzuyen (Vietnamese origin) is among the derived surnames, and is a variant of the last name Nguyen.

Kidadl has lots of great names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for Last Names Starting With N then why not take a look at Lebanese Last Names, or for something different take a look at Super Pretty Last Names.

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