What exactly is the “Smith” of Luxembourg?
Derived from a Persian word khvajeh, which means “lord.”
This independent country sandwiched between France and Spain has more Spanish-leaning names.
The most common name in Armenia is taken from the proper name Grigor, from the Greek Gregorios — meaning “to be awake” or “watchful.”
Austria’s most common name is taken from the Middle High German word groube, which means “pit” or “hollow.” Basically it refers to one who lives in a depression, hollow, or other lowered area.
Means “son of Ivan.”
Taken from the name Petrus, which means “rock” or “stone.”
Bosnia and Herzegovina
This name taken from the word hoza means “son of the lord” or “son of the master.” Its root is from the Persian word khawaja, meaning “lord” or “master.”
One of three countries where the most common name is a descendant of Ivan.
Taken from Croatian word hrvat, which means “person from Croatia.” This would be like if the most common name here was actually Johnny America.
If you’ve traveled the rural countryside of this Mediterranean island then it’s not much surprise its most common name means “rustic” or “farmer.”
When the most common name in your country comes from a Slavic word for “newcomer,” it must get confusing to know who has actually lived there a while.
Shortened version of “son of Johannes.” Johannes is a version of John, Jean, and other variants, which means “Jehovah has favored me with a son” or “God bless this child.”
Means “oak tree” or “dam.”
Gotta love those playful Finns, whose most common surname comes from the word korho, which literally means “deaf person” but is also used to describe someone who is clumsy, silly, or foolish.
Like Martinez, this name is derived from Mars, the Roman god of war and fertility.
Also Mueller, referring to one who mills grain. Any surprise this country’s good at beer?
Combination of papas, which means “priest” in Greek, and poulus, which means “son.” So we can assume Greek priests were not a celibate order.
Hungarian word for “big,” referring to a large or powerful person.
Fairly self-explanatory if you read it out loud, this means “daughter of John” in Icelandic.
No surprise as this is also the most common name for any American bar that offers two-for-one shots of Jameson, Murphy comes from the Gaelic name Ó Murchadha, meaning “descendant of Murchadh,” a personal name meaning “sea-warrior.”
Interesting to see the most common name of stereotypically dark-haired, olive-skinned Italians refers to a person with red hair and a ruddy complexion.
A descendant from the Krasniqi tribe of northern Albania.
Related to bērzs, the Latvian word for birch trees, this literally means “one who lives among birch trees.”
From the Middle High German bühel — which loosely translates to “hill” — this name refers to someone living on a hill.
Name related to the familiarly-Polish Kozlowski, it literally means someone from any number of places called Kozłów.
Middle High German version of Schmidt — or Smith. Literally, it’s the “Smith” of Luxembourg.
The “Stojanov” part of the name is of unknown Macedonian origin, but the “ski” suffix is the result of the government’s effort to make names sound more Greek.
Old Norse word meaning “fortification” or “fort.”
Refers to a person of Russian descent, like Ruski.
One family can tip the scales in Monaco, as the 89 Rossis could be easily overtaken by the Lorenzis, who number 67.
Not a nation of die-hard Spurs fans, this name is a mixture of the Serbian word for priest, pop, and the suffix “ovich,” which means “son of.”
Dutch name meaning “young.”
Old Norse word meaning “creators of annoyingly catchy songs.” Or it’s a derivative of Hans, which is an aphetic form of Johannes.
Derived from the Polish word nowy, meaning “new.” Denotes a newcomer or someone new to the area.
This is close to the most popular name in Brazil too, meaning “person from a thicket.”
From Romanian word popa, meaning “priest.”
From the Latin word gasparus, which comes from the Persian word kaspar, meaning “treasurer.”
Meaning “son of Jovan,” another of the Jean/John/Johannes family.
From the Hungarian word for “cobbler” or “shoemaker.”
From Slavic word for “new,” meaning one is a newcomer.
Almost 1.5 million people in Spain have this name from a Basque word for “bear.”
Meaning son of Anders, which is ultimately derived from the Greek andreios, meaning “manly.”
Turkish name meaning “unyielding.”
Russian occupational name for miller, or one who works with grain.
Guessing there were a LOT of people working with metal in old-timey England.
Exactly four people with this name live in Vatican City. If one more Graf moves in, it’ll drop to #2.
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