Apa Name Meaning

Southern Italian: from Sicilian and southern Italian apa, lapa ‘bee’, applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a bee in some way or as a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper. Hungarian: from apa ‘father’, one of various surnames derived from relationship terms which were presumably originally applied with reference to someone of importance; other examples include Bátya ‘brother’, Fi ‘son’ Fia ‘his son’, Gyermek ‘child’, Unoka ‘grandchild’. Hungarian: from an old secular personal name Appa. The Transylvanian royal name Apafi is a patronymic from this name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Papa, Asa, Rapa, Pan, Lapa, Baba, Kara, Kapp, Ast, Aja

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