surname Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “surname” in the English Dictionary

"surname" in British English

See all translations

surnamenoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɜː.neɪm/  us   /ˈsɝː-/ mainly UK (US usually last name, UK also second name)
A2 the ​name that you ​share with other ​members of ​yourfamily; last ​name: Her first ​name is Sarah but I don't ​know her surname.
More examples
(Definition of surname from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"surname" in American English

See all translations

surnamenoun

 us   /ˈsɜr·neɪm/
your last name
(Definition of surname from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “surname”
in Korean 성…
in Arabic كُنْية…
in Malaysian nama keluarga…
in French nom de famille…
in Russian фамилия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 姓…
in Italian cognome…
in Turkish soyisim…
in Polish nazwisko…
in Spanish apellido…
in Vietnamese họ…
in Portuguese sobrenome…
in Thai นามสกุล…
in German der Nachname…
in Catalan cognom…
in Japanese 名字, 姓…
in Chinese (Simplified) 姓…
in Indonesian nama keluarga…
What is the pronunciation of surname?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “surname”

Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day