208 Outstanding Latin Last Names: for Boys and Girls

Ditch Smith and Jones as surnames and discover these exotic Latin family names instead.

Latin was widely spoken across the Roman Empire and has shaped many languages and names we use today. Many common Latin last names still exist, with symbolic, occupational, habitational, and religious meanings. Names like Barber, Carpenter, and Morris all have ancient Latin roots.

Many of the Latin family names we use have been Anglicized, but you can find examples across the globe. So, don’t dwell on the dull when you can try your luck with one of these awesome Latin last names!

We look at 208 of the best Latin last names to help you find that perfect, unique baby name.

208 Unbelievable Latin Surnames

From Acosta to Austin, Latin surnames are more common than you think.

  1. Abatangelo – derived from Latin, this Italian surname means “abbot and priest.”
  2. Acciai – derived from the Latin “ascia,” meaning “axe” in Italian.
  3. Acosta – a Spanish derivative of Latin, meaning “from the coast.”
  4. Adriaans – a Dutch name meaning “son of Adriaan.”
  5. Africani – meaning “son of Africano, and is the Italian form of the Latin “Africanus.”
  6. Agosti – a variant of “Augusto,” meaning “son of Agusto.”
  7. Agua – the Spanish word for “water,” ideal for someone living near a lake or river.
  8. Aguilar – from the Latin “Aquila,” meaning “eagle.”
  9. Alba – a popular Spanish nickname meaning “white.”
  10. Albanesi – this Italian word means “person from Albania.”
  11. Albero – derived from the Latin “arbor,” meaning “woodcutter,” or for someone “living in the woods.”
  12. Alemagna – the classical Latin name for “Germany.”
  13. Andonov – this Bulgarian name means “son of Andon.”
  14. Antonini – an Italian name that means “son of Antonino.”
  15. Antonio – derived from the Roman name “Antonius,” meaning “worthy of praise.”
  16. Augustine – from “Augustus,” meaning “dignified, holy, and great.”
  17. Austin – is of Latin and English origin, meaning “ingenious, venerable, and magnificent.”
  18. Babcock – meaning “son of Bab,” this medieval English name is derived from Barbara.
  19. Barber – from the Latin “barbarius,” meaning “beard,” an English/Scottish name for “one who cuts hair.”
  20. Battaglia – a cool Italian name meaning “battle.”
  21. Battle – the perfect nickname for your little “warrior,” referring to “places where battles took place.”
  22. Bayer – this Germanic and English surname means “Bavaria” or “cattle shed.”
  23. Beaufort – a noble name of Latin and English origin, meaning “lovely fort.”
  24. Beaulieu – of French origin, meaning “beautiful place.”
  25. Beaumont – of French and Latin origin, meaning “fair/lovely hill.”
  26. Belcher – a perfect name for “cheerful and pleasant” people; in Old French, it means “beautiful face.”
  27. Bellamy – from the Old French, meaning “beautiful friend.”
  28. Belmont – an ideal French name for anyone “from a beautiful hill.”
  29. Benetton – derived from the Latin “Benedict,” meaning “blessed” in Italian.
  30. Benitez – this Spanish surname means “son of Benito.”
  31. Benn – one of the awesome Latin last names, meaning “son.”
  32. Bennett – from the Latin name “Benedictus,” meaning “blessed.”
  33. Benson – of Latin and Engish origin, meaning “son of Ben.”
  34. Beyer – this occupational Germanic last name means “to ring.”
  35. Blaise – is derived from the Latin word “Blasius,” meaning “stutter or lisp.”
  36. Bologna – from the Latin word “Bononia,” referring to a “foundation and fortress.”
  37. Bonham – an Old French word derived from Latin, meaning “good man.”
  38. Boon – an Old English word meaning “something pleasant or good.”
  39. Boyce – of Latin and Norman origin, meaning “wood grove.”
  40. Brett – derived from Breton in France, meaning “from Breton.”
  41. Britton – an English term for someone “from Britain,” also used for someone “from Brittany.”
  42. Bruno – this original Italian name meaning “brown” for someone with “brown hair or clothes.”
  43. Caballero – of Spanish and Italian origin, meaning “knight.”
  44. Calvin – a Latinized word derived from “Chauvin,” meaning “little bald one.”
  45. Capitani – from the Latin “Caput,” it means “captain” in Italian.
  46. Carlisle – after the English city the Romans called “Lugavalium,” meaning “stronghold of Lugas.”
  47. Carpenter – from the Latin “carpentarius,” an occupational name for someone working with wood.
  48. Carstensen – this Danish name means “son of Carsten.”
  49. Case – derived from the Latin word “capsa” for someone who “makes boxes.”
  50. Cash – this English surname is a variant of Case, with the same meaning.
  51. Castell – a popular Catalan word for a “castle.”
  52. Castle – the English version of Castell, with the same meaning.
  53. Cecil – is of Latin and Old Welsh origin, meaning “sixth or blind.”
  54. Chadwick – means “settlement belonging to Chad” in Old English.
  55. Chaplin – of Russian, English, and French origin, meaning “clergyman or servant.”
  56. Charron – in Old French, Charron means “wheelwright or cart.”
  57. Cheshire – from a place in England and an Anglo-Saxon family name.
  58. Chester – the Roman northern English stronghold, meaning “camp or fortress.”
  59. Christensen – derived from Latin for a “follower of Christ,” this Danish name means “son of Christen.”
  60. Clark/Clarke – an occupational name for a “clerk or bookkeeper” from the Latin “clericus.”
  61. Clement – is of Latin origin, meaning “merciful.”
  62. Colman – an occupational Gaelic name for a “charcoal burner,” also meaning “little dove.”
  63. Constantin – derived from the Latin “Constantinus,” meaning “steadfast and constant.”
  64. Cook/Cooke – an English occupational name for someone who sells “cooked food” or “keeps a cookhouse.”
  65. Copperfield – meaning “handsome, innovative, and warrior,” popularized by the famous Dickens novel.
  66. Cortez – this Spanish name means “court-dweller” or “courteous.”
  67. Cross – from the Latin “crux,” meaning “someone living near a cross or crossroad.”
  68. Cruz – of Spanish and Portuguese origin, meaning “cross.”
  69. Curtis – Latin family names starting with C, like Curtis, have admirable meanings like “polite and courteous.”
  70. D’Angelo – derived from the Greek/Latin, meaning “messenger,” D’Angelo means “from the angel.”
  71. De Clerc – this Dutch occupational name means “clerk.”
  72. Deforest – of Old French origin, meaning “from the forest.”
  73. Delaney – of Old French and Irish origin, meaning “from the alder grove.”
  74. De Palma – a cute Italian name meaning “from the palm tree.”
  75. Devine – either meaning “divine” or “ox” in Old French and Gaelic.
  76. De Vito – this Italian name derives from the Latin “devitus,” meaning “life-giver.”
  77. Diaz – a powerful and popular Spanish name meaning “son of Diego.”
  78. Dufort – a habitational French name describing someone “from Le Fort.”
  79. Duke – of Latin origins, this English name means “leader.”
  80. Duval – this French name translates as “of the valley.”
  81. Ecclestone – derived from the Latin “ecclesia,” meaning “church,” and the English “tun,” meaning “town.”
  82. Espinosa – from the Latin “spinosus,” this Spanish name means “thorn.”
  83. Fabbri – from the Latin “faber,” this Italian name means “blacksmith.”
  84. Falco – an Italian occupational name for “someone who kept or used falcons.”
  85. Faulkner – a Middle English name for a “keeper of falcons.”
  86. Fay – from the Latin “fagus,” this Old French name means “fairy.”
  87. Ferrari – derived from the Latin word “ferrum,” this Italian name means “metal or blacksmith.”
  88. Ferrero – one of Turin’s most popular Latin surnames, meaning “metal or blacksmith.”
  89. Fitzpatrick – an Anglo-Norman Latin derivative, meaning “son of Patrick.”
  90. Fontaine – from the Latin “fons, this Old French name means “well or fountain.”
  91. Forester – an occupational English name for “one in charge of a forest.”
  92. Fortune – this Middle English name meaning “lucky and fortunate” stems from the Latin “fortuna.”
  93. Foster – an English variation of Forester with the same meaning.
  94. Fournier – from the French “fourneau,” meaning “oven,” this occupational name means “baker.”
  95. Fuentes – a habitational name for people from Fuentes, it means “fountain” in Spanish.
  96. Giles – a mixture of Latin and French, this English name means “young goat.”
  97. Granger – an Anglo-Norman French word meaning “farmer or farm bailiff.”
  98. Granville – a strong French surname meaning “large town.”
  99. Hardwick – a place name in England, meaning “herd town” or “courageous man’s settlement.”
  100. Herrero – similar to Ferrari, this Spanish version also means “smith.”
  101. Iglesias – this pretty Spanish surname means “church” or “dweller near a church.”
  102. Jordan – an English, French, and German name meaning “to go down.”
  103. Kaiser – this powerful name means “emperor” and is the German form of “Caesar.”
  104. Keifer – derived from Old German, this unique name means “barrel maker.”
  105. Kitchen – sometimes Latin surnames are self-explanatory; this one is for someone working in a kitchen.
  106. Kristensen – an original Norse name meaning “son of Kristen.”
  107. Kurzmann – a classic German name meaning “short man.”
  108. Lacroix – the perfect French name for someone “living near a cross.”
  109. Langley – this Old English name means “long wood or long meadow.”
  110. Lawrence – derived from the Latin name “Laurentius,” meaning “laurel.”
  111. Leclerc – a classic French name meaning “the clerk.”
  112. Lemoine – a typical French nickname for someone who worked in a monastery, meaning “the monk.”
  113. Leon – from the Latin word “leo,” this French city name means “lion.”
  114. Leroux – pronounced la-ROO, this French name means “red-haired one.”
  115. Lombardi – from the Latin “longobardus,” this Italian name means “long beard.”
  116. Lorenzen – a Danish and Germanic surname meaning “from Laurentum.”
  117. Lowell – is derived from Old French, meaning “young wolf.”
  118. Luna – the Roman goddess of the moon, Luna is Latin for “ moon.”
  119. Lyon – from Middle English and French, meaning “lion.”
  120. Magnusson – a common Swedish surname meaning “son of Magnus.”
  121. Mancini – the prettiest Latin surnames are typically Italian, like Mancini, meaning “left-handed.”
  122. Marcos – of Latin origin, this short and sweet surname means “dedicated to Mars.”
  123. Marques – a Spanish form of the Latin male name Mark, meaning “dedicated to Mars.”
  124. Martin – taken from the Roman Martinus, meaning “warlike.”
  125. Mercer – an uncommon Latin-derived French surname meaning “storekeeper.”
  126. Meyer – a common Jewish name, this Germanic derivative means “mayor.”
  127. Milford – an Old English surname denoting a “mill by a water crossing or ford.”
  128. Miranda – from the Latin “mirandus,” it means “admirable.”
  129. Molina – derived from the Latin “molla,” meaning “millstone,” this Spanish name means “lady of the mill.”
  130. Monk – from the religious order living in monasteries.
  131. Montague – meaning “pointed hill or mountain” in Old French, Montague is a noble name.
  132. Montes – from Spanish and Portuguese, meaning “mountain dweller.”
  133. Montgomery – a classic English and Scottish regal name, meaning “Gomeric’s hill.”
  134. Moore – meaning “swarthy or dark-skinned,” this habitational name also means “bog and swamp.”
  135. Morales – a Spanish surname for someone “living near a mulberry bush or tree.”
  136. Moreno – a region of Spain, derived from the Latin “maurus,” meaning “dark-skinned.”
  137. Moretti – this Jewish/Italian name means “dark hair.”
  138. Morrison – from Latin Mauritius, this Scottish and English name means “son of Morris.”
  139. Moulin – this French word for “mill” derives from the Latin “molina.”
  140. Mullins – an occupational name derived from the French word “moulin,” meaning “mill or miller.”
  141. Natale – meaning “birthday and Christmas,” this Spanish and French name is perfect for a December baby.
  142. Neri – this biblical name meaning “light of God” is short and sweet.
  143. Neville – a French placename meaning “new town.”
  144. Newport – meaning “new borough,” derives from the Latin “novo bargus.”
  145. Notaro – from the Latin “notarius,” meaning “scribe or clerk” in Italian.
  146. Pain – a variant of the Latin word “paine,” meaning “rustic, peasant, villager,” or “countryman.”
  147. Palleson – this Danish name stems from the Latin “paulus,” meaning “the little.”
  148. Palmer – is a variation on the Latin name Palma meaning “palm tree.”
  149. Pascal – in Latin, “Pasca” means “Easter,” so Pascal means “relating to Easter.”
  150. Paul – is from the Latin “paulus,” meaning “small and humble.”
  151. Paulson – of English and Scottish origin, possibly meaning “small” or “son of Paul.”
  152. Pavlov – this Czech, Russian, and Bulgarian name means “son of Paul.”
  153. Pellegrino – an original Italian name meaning “pilgrim.”
  154. Perry – is a diminutive of the Latin “peregrine,” meaning “pear tree” in English and Welsh.
  155. Pilgrim – the perfect name for a deeply religious and devoted “traveler.”
  156. Poggio – meaning “low hill knoll,” this Italian name is perfect if you live near a hill.
  157. Porter – from the Latin word “portare,” describing someone who “carries things.”
  158. Quincy – the Latin and Roman word for “fifth” is “quintus.”
  159. Quintana – a long form of Quincy, meaning “fifth born daughter in the fifth month.”
  160. Rey – with Latin origins, Rey means “king.”
  161. Riva – this English and Hebrew word means “riverbank or shore.”
  162. Rivers – an uncommon name today, Rivers, was popular in the Middle Ages.
  163. Romagna – originates from the Latin “romania,” meaning “land inhabited by Romans.”
  164. Romero – means “from Rome” and is derived from the Latin word “Romaeus.”
  165. Romilly – with roots in Latin, it means “wanderer.”
  166. Rose – is derived from the Latin word “rosa,” which means “famous type” in German.
  167. Rubio – is the prettiest Spanish surname meaning “fair and blonde.”
  168. Russell – Latin last names often describe physical attributes, like this Old Norse word meaning “red hair.”
  169. Sanchez – from the Latin word “sanctus,” it means “blameless, holy, or saintly.”
  170. Santiago – the Spanish derivative of the Latin for St. James, meaning “supplanter.”
  171. Santini – another derivative of the Latin “sanctus,” this Tuscan name means “change, enthusiasm, and reliability.”
  172. Sargent – a classic Latin name meaning “to serve.”
  173. Savage – an Old English and French name from the Latin “salvaticus,” meaning “untamed.”
  174. Schuster – this High German name derives from the Latin “sutor,” meaning “cobbler or shoemaker.”
  175. Scott – the Latin “Scoti” means “Gaelic speaker,” with Scott describing someone “from Scotland.”
  176. Scriven – an Anglo-Norman name of Latin origin, meaning “a scribe or record keeper.”
  177. Seymour – of Latin origin, this Old English name derives from the French, meaning “Saint-Maur.”
  178. Sidney – possibly meaning “wide water meadow” of “from Saint-Denis,” referring to the French place name.
  179. Silva – of Italian and Latin origin, meaning “woodland or forest.”
  180. Sorenson – from the Latin “severinus,” meaning “strict,” this Danish name means “son of Soren.”
  181. Strange – from the Old French word “estrange,” meaning “foreigner.”
  182. Strudwick – possibly meaning “dweller of the bushy place” or “dairy farm in a marshy place.”
  183. Summers – an Old English occupational name for someone who was “a horse or mule driver.”
  184. Terrell – this unisex Latin surname is an Old English derivative, meaning “thunder ruler.”
  185. Torres – a Portuguese and Spanish habitational surname meaning “towers.”
  186. Tosetti – meaning “passionate, sensitive, and intelligence,” this Italian surname is one of the rarest.
  187. Travers – an Old French surname meaning “to cross” or “crossing.”
  188. Tuft – an Anglo-Saxon habitational name for people living in particular, “farmsteads and villages.”
  189. Turnbull – of Anglo-Saxon origin for a “herder of bulls.”
  190. Turner – a popular English surname for someone who works with wood – meaning “lathe worker.”
  191. Ungur – derived from the German “ungarn,” meaning “someone from Hungary.”
  192. Vale – from the Latin word “vallis,” this Middle English name means “valley.”
  193. Valencia – after the Spanish city, meaning “strength and power.”
  194. Valentino – a variation of the Latin “Valentinus,” meaning “strength and health.”
  195. Ventura – the short form of Buenaventura, this Spanish and Portuguese name means “good fortune.”
  196. Verona – a habitational name for the Roman-occupied Italian city of Verona.
  197. Victor – this Latin name means “conqueror.”
  198. Vidal – derived from the Latin word “vitalis,” this popular Jewish surname means “life.”
  199. Vigo – meaning “small village,” this Galician and Spanish name derives from the Latin “vicus.”
  200. Vilar – an ancient Norman name derived from the family that lived near Villiers in France.
  201. Villa – the Latin meaning of “villa” means “town, but it also means “dweller of a large estate.”
  202. Villeneuve – the French translation is “new town,” but it also means “dweller of a new farm.”
  203. Vincente – from the Latin “vincentius,” meaning “conquering.”
  204. Vitale – from the Latin word “vita,” meaning “life.”
  205. Walton – an Old English place name describing a “walled town.”
  206. Warwick – a habitational Old English name meaning “dwellings by the weir.”
  207. Weimann – this German occupational surname describes a “viticulturalist wine merchant.”
  208. Zino – is not one of the prettiest Latin family names, meaning “gift of Zeus.”

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Mark Weir

Mark has always been fascinated by the stories behind names, their meanings, and the rich histories they carry. It's a curiosity that has grown into a full-fledged passion project, engaging him in the study of how names shape our identities and reflect our cultures. Since stepping away from his previous career, Mark has delved deeper into this fascinating realm. He spends his days unraveling these narratives and sharing his findings on Honey Name. He does all this amidst the tranquility of England's rivers and canals from his charming widebeam barge. His constant companions on this journey are his wife, Julie, and their adorable King Charles Cavalier, Eric.