Dictionary of Armenian Surnames A
AARONian See AHARONian.
ABACHIan See ABAJIan.
ABACIyan See ABAJIan.
ABADANian (T) Prosperous, a flourishing place.
ABADian (T) Prosperous, flourishing.
ABADJIan See ABAJIan.
ABADZHAyan See ABAJIan.
ABADZHyan See ABAJIan.
ABAGIan See ABAJIan.
ABAHOONIE See ABAHOUNI.
ABAHOUNI (A) Possessing fearlessness, dauntlessness.
ABAJIan (T) Maker or seller of coarse woolen cloth or cloaks.
ABALIan (T) Dressed in coarse woolen cloth or cloak.
ABALYAN See ABALIan.
ABAMELIKian.(H) Abinelech )Bibl.)
ABASSian See ABASian.
ABCARian See APKARian.
ABCARians See APKARian.
ABDALIan (T) Silly, fool; saint; imbecile; feckless.
ABDOyan Dim. of APETNAKOVian.
ABDULLian. See ABDOULian
ABEDian Dim. of APETNAKOVian.
ABEDISSian See AVEDISian.
ABEDNAGOVian See APETNAKOVian.
ABEGHian See APELian.
ABELian See APELian.
ABESHian See HABESHian.
ABETian.Dim. of APETNAKOVian.
ABETNAKian See APETNAKOVian.
ABGARian See APKARian.
ABKARian See APKARian.
ABKian. See APKARian.
ABOOLian See ABOULian.
ABRAAMian See APRAHAMian.
ABRAHAMian See APRAHAMian.
ABRAHAMJian See APRAHAM.ian.
ABRAHANian. See APRAHAM.ian.
ABRAHEMian See APRAHAMian.
ABRAMian Dim. of APRAHAMian.
ABRANKian (A) Purveyor of merchandise.
ABRIJIan (F) (Apreji: Finisher (textiles)
ABRILian.(A) To live.
ABRIMian Dim. of APRAHAMian
ABRISHAMian (P) Silk.worker/dealer.
ABRISHAMCHIan See ABRISHAMian.
ABRISHANian. See ABRISHAMian.
ABROyan Dim. of APRAHAMian.
ABULian (T) Var. of abullabut: Stupid, loutish. ?
ACEMian See AJEMian.
ACHDJIan See ASHJIan.
ACHEKian See ASHOUGHian.
ACHIKian See ASHOUGHian.
ACHIKBASHian See ACHUKBASHian.
ACHOyan.Dim. of Khachadourian.
ACHUKBASHian.(T) Uncovered head.
ACHUKian (T) Uncovered. See ASHOUGHian.
ACOPian See HAGOPian.
ADAGHTSAKORDZian (A) Carpenter.
ADAJIan.(T) Grower/seller of garden sage. See ODAJIan.
ADALIan (T) Muscular.
ADAMian See ADOMian.
ADANALIan See ADANATSIan.
ADANASIan. See ADANATSIan.
ADANATSIan (A) Native of Adana, Historic Armenia.
ADANATZIan (A) See ADANATSIan.
ADIAMANian (T) See ADIYAMANian.
ADISian Dim. of AVEDISian.
ADISHian (P/T) Touchy, inflammable, irritable, hot-blooded.
ADISSian Dim. of AVEDISian.
ADIYAMANian (T) Native of Adi Yaman, Historic Armenia.
ADIYAMANLIan See ADIYAMANian
ADJAMian See AJEMian.
ADJARian See AJARian
ADJELEDJIan See AJELEJIan
ADJELEyan See AJELEJIan
ADJEMian See AJEMian.
ADJIBEKian. See HAJIBEGian.
ADJIMian. See AJEMian.
ADJOyan.Dim. of AJEMian.
ADOMian (H) Biblical name of first man.
ADOURian (A) Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian, DIRADOURian, KHACHADOURian
ADOyan (A) Dim. of Adom, Adroushan, Avedis.
ADROUNI (P) Possesses fire.
ADROUSHANian (P) Fire-temple, pagan altar.
ADURian Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian, DIRADOURian, KHACHADOURian.
AFARian (Ab/T?) Wheat stripper; shelling, sifting wheat cover. See LOUSAPARian
AFARJIan See AFARian.
AFIONian (T) Native of city of Afyon Karahisar (Black Fortress or castle of the Opium),
AFRIKian ( )African..
AFTANian Dim. of AVTANDILian.
AFTANDILian See AVTANDILian
AGABALIan. See AGHABALian.
AGABEGian See AGHABEGian.
AGADian (P) See AGHAJANian.
AGADJANian See AGHAJANian.
AGAHMALian (T) Well informed about goods, property.
AGAJANian See AGHAJANian.
AGARONian See AHARONian.
AGBABian (T) See AGHABABAian.
AGEGian See AGHEGian ?.
AGEMian See AJEMian.
AGHABABAian (T) Agha: Lord, master, gentleman; Baba: Father; forefather.
Important man; senior; old-fashioned man.
AGHABABian See AGHABABAyan.
AGHABALian. See AGHBALian.
AGHABEGian (T/K) Agha: Lord, master, gentleman; Beg: feudal lord.
AGHABEKian See AGHABEGian, AGHABEYian
AGHABEYian: (T) Elder brother; senior colleague.
AGHABian.Dim. of AGHABEGian, AGHABEYian.
AGHADJANian (T) See AGHAJANian.
AGHADJIan.Dim. of AGHAJANian.
AGHAGANian (T) See AGHAJANian.
AGHAJANian (T/P) Lord, master, gentleman, beloved friend.
AGHAKHANian.(T) Lord, master, gentleman prince.
AGHALARian (T) Pl. of Agha: Lord, master, gentleman.
AGHALian (A) Grinder, miller.
AGHAMALIan (T) Lord and master of property, wealth.
AGHAMANOUKian (T) Young lord, master, gentleman
AGHAMian.(T) My lord, master, gentleman.
AGHAPEGian See AGHABEGian.
AGHASian (T) My lord, master, gentleman.
AGHASARKISSian T/A/P Lord Sarkis.
AGHASSian See AGHASian
AGHATONian (Gr) Agathon: Good, well.
AGHAVNIan A/P Dove.
AGHAyan (T) Local big landowner; village headman.
AGHAZARian Dim. of YEGHIAZARian.
AGHBABian See AGHABABAyan.
AGHBALian (T) White honey.
AGHDJANian See AGHAJANian.
AGHEGian (A) Well.
AGHEGOOGian. See AGHEGOUGian.
AGHEGOUGian (A) In a state of well being..
AGHJAyan (T) Var. of akcha: white; clean; pale; pallid; discolored.
AGHJANian See AGHAJANian.
AGHJIan (A/T) Salt dealer.
AGHKADian (A) Poor.
AGHOyan(A/P/T) Dim. of AGHAJANian, AGHASian, AGHATONian, etc.
AGHPIURian (A) Spring (water).
AGHVORian (A) Fine, fair, lovely, beautiful, pretty..
AGNOUNI (A) Possessing precious eyes, stones, fountains, sources. See MALOUMian.
AGOBian See HAGOPian.
AGOPian See HAGOPian.
AGSARian See YEGHIAZARian.
AHAKINian (A) Tremendous, formidable.
AHARONian (H) Biblical name Aaron, brother of Moses; mountaineer.
AHIGian Diminutive of AHARONian.
AHIKian (H) Diminutive of AHARONian.
AHMARANian (T) (Ehriman):Devilish; clever; alert
AHOYian.Dim. of AHARONian.
AHRONHian See AHARONian.
AIDENian See AYDINian.
AIDINian See AYDINian.
AILANJIan See ILANJIan.
AILAYian See YAYLAyan.
AINTABian (A) Native of city of Aintab in Historic Armenia.
AINTABLIan See AINTABian.
AIRAPETian See HAIRABEDian.
AIRIan (A) Widower, widow.
AISLANian See ARSLANian.
AIVAZian See AYVAZian
AJABAyan (T) I wonder; Is it so?
AJAMian (P/Ab) Native of Persia.
AJAMAyan See AJAMian.
AJAPAHian Var. of AJABAyan.
AJARian (T) Hardy, plucky, enterprising, restless.
AJDAHARian See AZHDAHARian.
AJDERHANian See See AZHDAHARian.
AJDERian See See EJDAHARian
AJELEyan See AJELEJIan
AJELEJIan (T) One who is always in a hurry.
AJEMian (T) Untrained, inexperienced, unskilled, beginner, novice, unfamiliar,
clumsy, awkward; military conscript; See AJAMian.
AJIMian See AJANian, AJEMian.
AJOian.Dim. of AJAMian, AJEMIan.
AKian (T) White, clean.
AKARAGABANian (A) Farmer.
AKARAGian See AKARAGABANian
AKARJALIan See AKHARJALIan.
AKBASHian (T/Ab) Good news.
AKCATELian See AKJATELian.
AKELian (T) See AKOULian.
AKELLian (T) See AKOULian.
AKGULian (T) White rose.
AKHARJALIan (A) Native of Akharja village in Yozgat District.of Historic Armenia.
AKHKASHian.(T) White eyebrows.
AKILLian. .See AKOULian
AKISKALIan (Ge) Native of Javakhk (Akhaltskha,Georgia).
AKJATELian (T) Whited wire, fibre, single thread/hair.
AKMAKDJIan See EKMEKJIan.
AKMAKJIan See EKMEKJIan..
AKMEGIan See EKMEKJIan.
AKOBian See HAGOPian.
AKOGHLANian (T) White boy.
AKOPian See HAGOPian.
AKOULian (T) Reason, intelligence, sense, wisdom, wit, mind, judicious.
AKRABian AKSAKALIan White beard: a symbol of wisdom. AKSAyan
AKSHEHIRLIan (T) Native of AKSHEHIR, Historic Armenia.
AKSHERLIan See AKSHEHIRLIan.
AKTOKMAKian.(T) Preparer/seller of balls of white flour.
AKULLian See AKOULian.
ALADJADJian See ALAJAJian.
ALADZHADZHian See ALAJAJian.
ALADZHian See ALAJAJian.
ALAFIan See ALAVian.
ALAHYDOian (T) Ulu: great, high; haydar: lion; courageous man.
ALAJAJIan (T) A weaver of multi-colored cloth; painter of various colors: motley,
ALAJian See ALAJAJIan HALAJIan.
ALAMian (P) See ALEMian.
ALAMSHAHian (Ab/P) King of the world.
ALANian (T) One who takes or receives.
ALASHAyan See ALAMSHAHian.
ALAVERDIan (T/Ab) Native of a region in Armenia. Ala: highest; Verdi: pertaining to
the rose, rose-colored (See ALLAHVERDian).
ALAVian (T) Partisan of Ali; Shiite.
ALAXANian See ALEXANDERian.
ALBARian See KALBURJIan.
ALBERian See KALBURJIan.. Alberian is the family name of the late Edwin who was
known professionally as Dokey the Clown, and who played the role of Clarabelle in the
television show Howdy Doody when it went on the road.
ALEJIan See ALJIan.
ALBOYACIyan See ALBOYAJIan.
ALBOYAJIan (T) Red color dyer or painter.
ALCHIan See ALJIan.
ALDARWICHE See DERVISHian.
ALEKian Dim. of ALEKSANDERian.
ALEKSANDERian (Gr) Benefactor, protector of men; native of Alexandria.
ALEKSANyan See ALEKSANDERian
ALEXANian See ALEKSANDERian
ALEKSANian See ALEKSANDERian.
ALEKSANian See ALEKSANDERian.
ALEKSANDRian See ALEXANDERian.
ALEMian (T) World; standard, banner, mark, sign.
ALEMEZian See ALYEMEZian.
ALEMSHAHian See ALAMSHAHian.
ALEPian See HALABIAN.
ALEXANDERian See ALEKSANDERian.
ALEXANDRian See ALEKSANDERian.
ALEXANian Diminutive of ALEKSANDERian.
ALICHANian See ALISHANian or ALIKHANian.
ALIJIan See ALJIan.
ALIKSANian See ALEKSANDERian.
ALIKSANDian.Dim. of ALEKSANDERian.
ALINian (T) Learned, wise; scholar.
ALIPOUNARian Native of village of Alipounar.in Dikranagerd, Historic Armenia.
ALISian (A) River in Sepastia, Historic Armenia..
ALISHANian (Ab/P) A great or superior degree. Ali the noble, illustrious, exalted.
ALIXANian (Gr) Var. of ALEKSANDERian.
ALJIan (T) Red dye maker, or red color dyer. The Aljians all seem to be related, so it’s
plausible that the particular color of red hue used by the Aljians was formulated by the
ALLAVERDian See ALLAHVERDian.
ALLAHVERDian (Ab/T) (Allahvergisi) God’s gift. Equivalent of
ALLAHYARian.(Ab/P) God’s love.
ALLAVERDian See ALLAHVERDian.
ALLDJIan See ALJIan.
ALLEKian See ALEKSANDERian.
ALMASian (Ab/P) Diamond.
ALPIARian ( ) Amorous of heroism.
ALPOONARian See ALIPOUNARian.
ALTANian See ALTOUNian.
ALTEBARMAKian See ALTIPARMAKian.
ALTEPARMAKian. See ALTIPARMAKian.
ALTINBASian See ALTINBASHian.
ALTINBASHian (T) Golden head; blonde-haired.
ALTINYUKSUKian (T) Golden thimble.
ALTIPARMAKian (T) Literally, hexadactylous (possessing six-fingers); figuratively,
endowed with dexterity, a dextrous person, such as a master musician who plays a
musical instrument as if he had six fingers on each hand. Roupen Altiparmakian of New
Jersey was a prominent oud player, who came from a family of oudists. It is very likely
that the family earned the surname for the reason given above. See VETSMADian.
ALTONian See ALTOUNian.
ALTOONian See ALTOUNian.
ALTOONJIan. See ALTOUNian.
ALTOUNJIan See ALTOUNian.
ALTOUNian (T) Goldsmith.
ALTOUNJIan See ALTOUNian
ALTUNian: See ALTOUNian
ALVANDian (P) Strong, brave.
ALVARTian (T/A) Red rose.
ALWATian. See ALVARTian.
ALYANAKian (T) Red cheeks.
ALYEMEZian (T) One who does not eat red meat.
AMBARian See AMBARJIan, HAMPARTSOUMian.
AMBARACHIan See AMBARJIan.
AMBARLIan See AMBARJIan.
AMBARJIan ()T) Storekeeper, warehouseman.
AMERian See AMIRian
AMERKANian See AMIRKHANian.
AMERKHANian See AMIRKHANian.
AMERSHADian. See AMIRSHADian.
AMIRAyan (T/Ab) Lord, man of high rank.
AMIRBEGian (Ab/K) Prince-lord
AMIRGOULian (Ab/P) Rose prince.
AMIRian (T/P/Ab) Commander, chieftain, lord, knight, master.
AMIRiantz See AMIRian.
AMIRJANian.(Ab/P) Dear lord.
AMIRKANian See AMIRKHANian.
AMIRKHANian (T/AB/P) Amir and khan have overlapping meanings. Both can be
variously defined as lord, sovereign, commander, chieftain or commander-in-chief.
Original title of princes. See KHANAMIRian.
AMIRSHANian.(Ab/P) Great exalted lord.
AMPAGOOMian See AMPAGOUMian
AMRIKian Dim. of AMIRBEGian.
ANADOLIan.(Gr) Native of Anatolia.
ANANian (H) Full of the grace of God.
ANANIGian Dim. of ANANian.
ANANIGHian Dim. of ANANian.
ANANIKian. Dim. of ANANian.
ANDEKian Var. of ANDIOKOS: anti, opposed. ?
ANDERian (G) Dim. of ALEKSANDERian. (A) Without a lord.
ANDERDian (A/T) Without pain or suffering.
ANDONian (L) From ANTONIUS: father of the world.
ANDOUNian (A) Homeless.
ANDRANian Dim of ANTRANIGian..
ANDREASian See ANTREASian.
ANDRESian See ANTREASian.
ANDRian.Dim. of ANTREASian.
ANDRIASian See ANTREASian.
ANDRIKian Dim. of ANDREASian.or ANTRANIGian.
ANDROian. Dim. of ANDREASian.or ANTRANIGian.
ANDROyan Dim. of ANDREASian.or ANTRANIGian.
ANJARGOLian (Ab/T) Lake of water from the rock. Anjar is a district in Lebanon
inhabited by the Armenian refugees from Musa Dagh,
ANLIan (A) Bland,unsalted.
ANNIGian.(A) Dim. of ANAHIDian.
ANNOSHian See ANOUSHian.
ANNUMANian (A) Unique.
ANOOSHian See ANOUSHian.
ANOUSHAVANian (A) Immortal soul. 2. Dedicated to the forest of Sosi. 3. Sweet
ANOUSHian (A) Sweet, pleasant, agreeable, affable.
ANSERLIan.( ) Native of Anser, a village in the vicinity of Aintab, Historic Armenia.
ANSOURian ( ) Native of Ansour, a village in vicinity of Malatia, Historic Armenia.
ANTABian See AINTABian.
ANTABLIan See AINTABian.
ANTANESian See ATANASian.
ANTARAMian (A) Unfading.
ANTEBLIan See AINTABian.
ANTIKACIyan See ANTIKAJIan.
ANTIKAJIan (T) Antique dealer.
ANTONian See ANDONian.
ANTOyan Dim. of ANTRANIGian.
ANTRANIGian.(A) First born, eldest member.
ANTREASian.(Gr) Male, virile.
ANTREASSian. See ANTREASian.
ANTRIASian. See ANTREASian.
ANTSCHARAKian (A) Var. of ANJARAG: Weak, clumsy, stupid, awkward,
.ANTSREVIGian.Dim. of ANTSREVian.
ANTSREVian (A) Rain.
APANian Dim. of SDEPANOSian.
APANOSian See SDEPANOSian.
APANOSSian See SDEPANOSian.
APCARian See APKARian.
APEGHian See APELian
APEKian (H) Dim. of APISOGHOMian, APRAHAMian.
APELian (H) Abel: Mourning; sorrow; grief; sadness.
APETian, Dim. of HAPETian, APETNAKOVian.
APETNAKian Dim. of APETNAKOVian.
APETNAKOVian (As) (Abednigo), Hebrew slave of Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar
as recorded in the Old Testament Book of Daniel. He and his co-religionists, Shadrach
(Setrag) and Meshak (Misak) were thrown in the furnace by the king’s order, yet
APGARian See APKARian. APian
APIGian Dim. of APISOGHOMian, APRAHAMian.
APIKian Dim. of See, APISOGHOMian, APRAHAMian.
APIRian Dim. of APRAHAMian.
APISOGHOMian (H) Absalom (King David’s son): the father is peace.
APISSOGOMian See APISOGHOMian.
APISSOMian Dim. of APISOGHOMian.
APKARian (A) Avak ayr: senior man.
APONian See APISOGHOMian, APRAHAMian.
APOSHIANDim. opf APISOGHOMian, APRAHAMian.
APOVian Sure, assured; by hope of God.
APOyanDim. of APISOGHOMian, APRAHAMian.
APPELian See APELian.
APRAHAMian (H) ABRAHAM: Father of peoples.
APRAMian Dim. of APRAHAMian.
APREGHian Dim. of APRAHAMian
APRIGian Dim. of APRAHAMian
APROyan Dim. of Aprahamian
ARABANLIan ( ) Native of village of Araban in the vicinity of Aintab, Historic
ARABian (T) Native of Arabia.or Ethiopian.
ARABAJIan (T) Cabman, coachman, wagon-maker/driver.
ARABATLIan (T) Like an Arabian horse; swift, speedy.
ARABOGHLIan.(Ab/T) Son of a native of Arabia or Ethiopia.
ARAKADZian.(A) Native of region of Mt Arakadz, Armenia.
ARAKALian See ARAKELian.
ARAKCHINCHian (A) Rapid, quick; clear, pure, bright.
ARAKELian (A) To send or forward: apostle; disciple (of Jesus Christ).
ARAKELians See ARAKELian.
ARAKLian See ARAKELian.
ARAKSian.Native of region of Araks River.
ARAMian (Ch) Excellency, highness.
ARAMANOUSHian.(Ch/A) Feminine form of ARAMian.
ARAMIGian.Dim. of ARAMian.
ARANOSian.Dim. of YERANOSian.
ARAPian See ARABian.
ARARADian (H) Native of Ararad region of Armenia.
ARARATian See ARARADian.
ARATHOON See HAROUTIOUNian
ARAXian Seec ARAKSian.
ARAyan (A) Armenian mythological name which symbolizes the spring; (T) Searcher;
seeker; beachcomber; customs inspector.
ARAYIGian.Dim. of ARAyan.
ARAZian (T) Accidental or non-essential attribute; fortuitous gain; worldly goods,
ARCHian.(A) Bear-like man.
ARDAHALJIan (T) Saddler
ARDASHESian.(P) Prince of justice.
ARDAVAZTian.(P) Durable justice.
ARDEMian.Dim. of ARDEMJISian.
ARDEMISian.(Gr) Artemis: Greek goddess.
ARDOONY See ARDOUNI.
ARDOUNI (A) Possesses a field, land, piece of ground.
ARDZIVian (A) Eagle.
ARDZROUNI (A) An Armenian dynasty.
ARDZRUNI. See ARDZROUNI.
ARDZVIGian.Dim. of ARDZIVian.
AREKian.Dim. of AREKNAZANIan.
AREKELian See ARAKELian
AREKNAZian.Dim. of AREKNAZANian
AREKNAZANian.(A/ ) Capricious or coquettish sun.
ARENIyan (A) Native of Areni, Armenia.
AREVian (A) Sun; of pagan origin.
AREVIGian Dim.of AREVian.
AREVSHADian (A).Well-being; good life.
ARGHAMANian See ARMAGHANian.
ARISian (Ab) Bridegroom; Dim. of ARISDAGESian.
ARISDAGESian (P) Resurrection of the dead; (Gr) Aristarchus: supreme prince.
ARISDAKESian See ARISDAGESian.
ARISDAKESSian See ARISDAGESian.
ARISSian See ARISian, ARISDAGESian.
ARISTAKESian See ARISDAGESian.
ARIyan (A) Brave, fearless; (T) Clean, innocent, naked; Aryan; bee.
ARKAyan.(A) Of the king.
ARKOyan.Dim. of ARKAyan.
ARKUN (T/A) According to Aram Arkun, currently the editor of
AGBU’s Literary Quarterly ARARAT, this is his reply to my question about the
derivation and meaning of his surname: “My Sepastatsi grandfather’s name was
originally Yesai Karageuzian. He is said to have traced his genealogy back 400 years to
Van, with clergy in the family tree. Unfortunately, the information is lost to us. My
grandfather was a physician in the Turkish army during WW I. For obvious reasons he
changed his name to Ismail Shevket. His last name was probably formally changed
during the name law in the 1930s to Arkun.. My grandfather was an amateur philologist,
and I perceive a correlation between Shevket and Arkun, which latter can be construed as
both Armenian and Turkish. Shevket, in Turkish, means majesty, pomp. Arkun, in
Armenian, is a form of arka, a term used to describe a king or royalty. Thus, Arkun (or
Arkuni) would mean, of the royal court, or, belonging to the king. In Turkish, as far as I
know, Arkun has two meanings: soft, gentle; the name of a Mongol Ilkhanid ruler
Arghun (the gh sound changed to k in modern Turkish.) For the foregoing reasons, there
is only one family group with the name Arkun. As an interesting aside, I would mention
that during the 1930s name change law, those who had changed their names earlier now
had to register their names. Others were forced to take on new names. For example, a
couple on my mother’s side went together to the same registry official. One was given the
name Karabulut, black cloud, and the other Siyahbulut, also black cloud, siyah having
been borrowed from Persian. The official was apparently playing a cruel joke on the
couple by assigning different last names with the same meaning. They had a great deal of
difficulty in trying to get the same last name for both husband and wife.”
ARMACANian See ARMAGHANian
ARMAGANian (Opera singer Lucine Amara’s family name).See ARMAGHANian.
ARMAGHANian (P) Gift, present.
ARMAVENIyan.(A) Palm or date tree. A feminine name often given to a child born on
ARMENian Dim. of ARMENAGian.
ARMENAGian (A) Name from Armenian mythology. Father of Armenian nation.
ARMENOUHIyan.Feminine form of ARMENian.
ARMENOUSHian. Feminine form of ARMENian.
ARMIGian.Dim. of ARMENian
ARMOyan. Dim. of ARMENian
ARMOUTJIan (T) Grower/seller of pears.
ARMUTJIan See ARMOUTJIan
ARNAGian.(A) Virile man.
ARNAVOUDian. (Al) Eddie Arnavoudian, who is a regular contributor to “Groung”
on the Internet, has the following to say about his family name as it was handed down to
him: “My dad’s side of the family were from an area around Istanbul called Arnavoudkoy
or something like that. The area was named after it was settled by emigrants from
European Albania called Arnavouds. The Arnavouds were divided in their religion, one
part Christian, the other Muslim. How they became Armenianised or why our family
adopted this name if they were not actually Arnavouds will remain an eternal mystery.”
ARNAVUDian See ARNAVOUDian
ARNAWOODian See ARNAVOUDian
ARONian See AHARONian.
AROOSian See AROUSian.
AROOTian See AROUTian.
AROUKian (T) Aruk: Lean, emaciated; clean, pure, honorable.
AROUSian 1. (Ab) Bride, 2.Dim.of AROUSIAGian
AROUSIAGian (A) Venus.
ARPAGian.(P) Unknown origin.
ARPAJIan.(T) Barley trader.
ARPIARian (U) Var. of ALPIARian.
ARPIGian.Dim. of ARPIARian.
ARPIKian.Dim. of APRAHAMian.
ARPIyan.Dim. of ARPIARian.
ARRATOON See HAROUTIOUNian.
ARSHAGian.(P/A) Bear cub.
ARSHAGOUHIyan Feminine form of ARSHAGian.
ARSHAGOUNI.(A) Dynasty of King Arshag.
ARSHALOUYSian.(A) Sunrise, dawn.
ARSLANian (P) Lion, brave man.
ARSOUMANian (P) See ARZOUMANian.
ARTHINian See HAROUTOUNian
ARTINEyan. See HAROUTOUNian
ARTINian See HAROUTOUNian
ARTNian. See HAROUTIOUNian
ARTIyan. See HAROUTIOUNian
ARTOONian. See ARTOUNian, HAROUTOUNian
ARTOUNian (A) Awake, attentive, alert. See HAROUTIOUNian
ARTUNian See ARTOUNian, HAROUTIOUNian
ARTSRUNian See ARDZROUNI.
ARTZEROUNian. See ARDZROUNI.
ARTZROUNI. See ARDZROUNI.
ARUKian See AROUKian.
ARUTian See HAROUTOUNian
ARUTUNian See HAROUTOUNian
ARUTYUNian. See HAROUTOUNian
ARVANIGian.Dim. of ARVANian.
ARZIGian.Dim. of ARDZIVian.
ARZOOMANian See ARZOUMANian.
ARZOUMANian (P) Arzumand: Longing, desirous, earnest desire.
ARZUHALJIan See ARZOUHALJIan.
ARZOUHALJIan (T) Scrivener, petition preparer.
ASADOORian Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASADORian Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASADOURian Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASADRian Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASADURian Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASARian.Dim. of YEGHIAZARian
ASATRian Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASATURian Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASBEDian (P) Knight, cavalier, prince.
ASDIGian Dim. of ASDGHIGian.
ASDGHIGian (A) Small star. Armenian pagan goddess corresponding to Venus.
ASDIKian. Dim. of ASDGHIGian.
ASDOORian Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASDORian Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASDOURian Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASDVADZADOURian (A) Gift of God, God-given, heaven-sent.
ASFARian (P/Ab) See SAFARian.
ASFAZADOURian See ASDVADZADOURian.
ASGARian See ASKARian.
ASGIan See ASHJIan.
ASHBAHian (T/A) Keeper/preserver of cooked food ?
ASHEKian (T) See ASHUGHian.
ASHIKian (T) See ASHUGHian.
ASHJIan (T) Cook.
ASHKARian Var. of ASHKHARian. (T/A) Heated rocks for cooking ? Askarian?
ASHOUGHian (A/Ab) Troubadour, term applied to a class of wandering minstrels. who
sang Turkish ballads; lover, in love. Dr. Herand Markarian has very kindly provided the
following information on the provenance of the root word to the name.
“The root of the word "asshuk" is the Arabic "ashk"= love; its derivation "aashuk" means
lover. It has nothing to do with singing or minstrel. My take on the evolutionary path is
The Armenians, during the Arab domination from 8th to 10th centuries - when there were
no Turks in the area-, along with many adopted Arabic words, adopted the word
"aashuk." And since we actually don't have the throat sound "aa," we replaced it with the
simple "ա"․ Furthermore, the last letter in "aashuk" is again a throat sound, which we
don't have in our language; we converted it to the Armenian "ղ" sound; thus we have the
We also added the "singing" component to the word and gave the word the minstrel meaning, because all songs were love-songs.”
ASHUGHian See ASHOUGHian.
ASHUKian See ASHUGHian.
ASILBEGian (T/K) Noble lord.
ASKANAZian.(A) Ancient name of Armenia.
ASKARian (T/Ab) Military.
ASKEGIan. See ESKIJIan
ASKIGIan See ESKIJIan (Second-hand or junk dealer).
ASLAMAZian (T) Original or real.
ASLAMian. See ASLAMAZian or ARSLANian
ASLANian See ARSLANian.
ASMARian (Ab) Dark complexioned.
ASMIRian See ASMARian.
ASOGHIGian (Ab) Speaker, talker, narrator.
ASOyan.Dim. of ASOGHIGIan.
ASPEDian See ASBEDian.
ASPETian See ASBEDian.
ASSADORian Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASSADOURian. Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASSARian (H) Dim. of YEGHIAZARian.
ASSATOURian. Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASSATURian. Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASSOyan.Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASTARJIan (T) One who makes or deals in linings.
ASTORian Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASTOURian Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASTURian Dim. of ASDVADZADOURian.
ASTVAZATURian. See ASDVADZADOURian.
ASUHJIan See ASAJIan.
ASVADOURian (A) See ASDVADZADOURian.
ASVAZADOURian See ASDVADZADOURian.
ATABEGian (T/K/P) Father of a lord; a domestic or private tutor.
ATABEKian See ATABEGian
ATAJANian (T/P) Ata: father; jan: soul, thus father, dear; darling; beloved friend.
ATAKHANian (T) Father of a sovereign; ancestor of a ruler; name formerly given to a
ATAMian (H) Adam: man.
ATANASian (Gr) Athanasios: immortal.
ATANOSian. See ATANASian
ATANOSSian. See ATANASian
ATANian See ATANASian
ATARian See ATTARian.
ATAyan (T) Patriarch, ancestor, father.
ATHANASian. See ATANASian.
ATIKian (T) Small churn..
ATMAJIan (T) Dealer in shoe straps.
ATORAGALian (A) Chairman (holder of the chair).
ATTARian (P/Ab) Apothecary, chemist, druggist.
ATUNUZian See ATANASian
AURSLANian (A) See ARSLANian.
AVADIKian. See AVEDISian.
AVADISian See AVEDISian.
AVAGIMyan. See HOVAGIMian
AVAKian (A) Great, grand, high, senior member.
AVANian (A) See ANOUSHAVANian.
AVANESSian (A/H) Var. of HOVHANNESian from Yochanan: God is gracious.
AVANOZian. See HOVHANNESian
AVAZian (Ab) enlightened, intellectual, substitute?
AVCHIan (T) Var. of AVCHUH: Hunter.
AVDALIan ABDAL ? (T) Silly fool; saint; exchange.
AVDOyan Dim. of AVEDISian
AVEDEKian. See AVEDISian.
AVEDESian. See AVEDISian.
AVEDian Dim. of AVEDISian.
AVEDIAKian. See AVEDISian.
AVEDIGian. Dim. of AVEDISian.
AVEDIKian Dim. of AVEDISian.
AVEDISian (A) News, tidings , “Good news!” signifying the Advent of Jesus Christ.
AVEDISSian (A) See AVEDISian.
AVEDian Dim. of AVEDISian.
AVEDJIan (T) Var of Avjuh: Hunter.
AVESian. Dim. of AVEDISian
AVESyan. Dim. of AVEDISian
AVETian Dim. of AVEDISian.
AVETISian. See AVEDISian.
AVETISSian See AVEDISian.
AVIDian Dim. of AVEDISian.
AVIETian Dim. of AVEDISian.
AVIGian. Dim. of AVEDISian
AVITSIan Dim. of AVEDISian.
AVINian Dim. of AVEDISian, Hovannesian.
AVIyan. Dim. of AVEDISian
AVJIan. (T) Var. of AVCHUH: Hunter.
AVOyan. Dim. of AVEDISian
AVSHARian (?) Native of Avshar village in vicinity of Sepastia and Shabin Karahissar,
Historic Armenia. Also var. of AVCHUH (T) Hunter.
AVTANDILian (Gg) Given name of legendary Georgian hero.
AYANian (T) Village headman.
AYAZian (T) Frost.
AYDENian See AYDINian, AYDUNian.
AYDINian (T) Native of Aydin, a city in Historic Armenia.See AYDUNian.
AYDINDZHyan (T) Sexton. ?
AYDJIan See AYJIan.
AYDUNian (Ab) ) Bright, .luminous; clear, brilliant; enlightened, intellectual.
AYIJIan (T) Ayuhjuh: Bear-leader; course rough man (esp. in games)
AYJIan (T) Crescent-maker.
AYKAZian (A) Var. of Haigaz: from descendants of Haig.
AYLAyan (T) Aureola, halo.
AYNAJIan (T) Mirror maker/seller.
AYNALIan (T) Like a mirror; fine, excellent.
AYNEDJIan See AYNAJIan.
AYNEJIan See AYNAJIan.
AYNILian (T/A) Good-looking youth; Native of Ayni, village in the vicinity of Ani,
ancient capital of Armenia.
AYNTABLIan See AINTABian.
AYRANJIan (T) Purveyor of a yogurt drink.
AYRAPETian (A) See HAIRABEDian.
AYVASian. See AYVAZian
AYVAZian (T/Ab/P) Servant, footman, steward, major domo of a princely household.
AZADian (A) Free, independent.
AZADIGian.Dim. of AZADian.
AZADOUHIyan.Feminine form of AZADian.
AZARian (H) Dim. of YEGHIAZARian.
AZARIGian. Dim. of AZARYAyan, YEGHIAZARian.
AZARIKian. Dim. of AZARYAyan, YEGHIAZARian.
AZARYAyan (H) Azarya: The help of God.
AZATian See AZADian.
AZEZian (Gr/Ar) Native of Azez, a city in Syria.
AZHDAHARian.(P) Gigantic, enormous body, dragon.
AZHDARian See AZHDAHARian.
AZIZBEGian (Ab/K) Aziz: Powerful; strong, glorious; Beg: Feudal lord.
AZIZBEKian See AZIZBEGian
AZIZian (Ab) (Ab/T) Aziz: Powerful; strong, glorious
AZIZKHANian. (Ab/T) Powerful; strong, glorious prince..
AZIZMELIKian. (Ab) Powerful; strong, glorious king.
AZKANOUSHian (H) Feminine form of ASKANAZian, AZKASERian.
AZKASERian (A) Patriotic, nation-loving.
AZMELian (T ) Native of village of Azmay in the vicinity of Malatia, Historic Armenia.
(Ab) Conflation of Aziz and Melik: glorious king..
AZNAVOORian. See AZNAVOURian
AZNAVORian. See AZNAVOURian
AZNAVOURian (A) Giant, titan, hero.
AZNAVURian. See AZNAVOURian
AZNIVian (A) Gentle, modest. noble.
AZNOyan Dim. of AZNIVian, AZNAVOURian
AZNVAGANian (A) Gentleness, modesty, nobility.
AZNVORian See AZNAVOURian
AZUKBASHian One in charge of provisions or food.