DictionaryThesaurusScrabbleExamplesQuiz

surname meaning

EN[ˈsɜː(ɹ)neɪm]
US UK
WSurname
  • A surname or family name is a name added to a given name. In many cases, a surname is a family name and many dictionaries define "surname" as a synonym of "family name".
  • In most Hispanophone and Lusophone countries, two or more last names (or surnames) may be used.
  • The style of having both a family name (surname) and a given name (forename) is far from universal. In many countries, it is common for ordinary people to have only one name or mononym.
  • The concept of a "surname" is a relatively recent historical development, evolving from a medieval naming practice called a "byname".
surname
surname
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
      • Verbs
      Related Links:
      1. en surnamed
      2. en surnames
      3. en surnameless
      Source: Wiktionary
       0 0

      Meaning of surname for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "surname" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
      Difficultness: Level 4
      12345678910
      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 9
      12345678910
      Definite    ➨     Versatile
      0.787