439+ Rich Last Names [Old Money, Sophisticated, Beautiful, Fancy]

Rich last names are those that have historically been associated with wealth, sophistication, beauty, and possibly nobility.

In the United States, some of these names are still associated with wealth and status.

Other rich last names have become less associated with money over time, but they remain beautiful, sophisticated sounding options.

Whether you’re curious about famous families, coming up with characters for a story, or another purposes, we have lots of names for you to consider.

Old Money Last Names

Some examples of old money last names include:

1. Vanderbilt

2. Rothschild

3. Rockefeller

4. Kennedy

5. Astor

6. Morgan

7. Gravesend

8. Winthrop

9. Sinclair

10. Lowell

Rich Last Names

1. Smith

This is one of the most common last names in the world. It is of English origin, and its meaning is simply “blacksmith.”

2. Johnson

This name is of English, Scottish, and Irish origin, and it means “son of John.”

3. Williams

This name is of Welsh origin, and it means “son of William.”

4. Brown

This name is of English origin, and it means “brown-haired.”

5. Jones

This name is of Welsh origin, and it means “son of John.”

6. Miller

This name is of English origin, and it means “one who grinds grain.”

7. Davis

This name is of Welsh origin, and it means “son of David.”

8. Garcia

This name is of Spanish origin, and it means “bear.”

9. Rodriguez

This name is of Spanish origin, and it means “son of Rodrigo.”

10. Wilson

This name is of English origin, and it means “son of William.”

Top Rich Last Names With Meanings

Rich Last Names in America (US)

1) Rockefeller

2) Carnegie

3) Vanderbilt

4) Mellon

5) Astor

6) Ford

7) Kennedy

8) Morgan

9) Gould

Fancy Rich Last Names

The English language is loaded with dozens of words that denote wealth.

But when it comes to last names, a select few surnames have become synonymous with affluence.

From old money names like Vanderbilt to nouveau riche like Hilton, these are the most common surnames among the world’s wealthiest people.

1. Vanderbilt

2. Rockefeller

3. Rothschild

4. Kennedy

5. Windsor

6. Astor

7. Simpson

8. Trump

9. Getty

10. Hearst

These are the most common surnames among the world’s wealthiest people.

If you’re looking to change your name to something that will denote wealth, any of these would be a good choice.

Rich-Sounding Last Names (Italian)

1) Giordano

2) Ferrari

3) Alighieri

4) Quattrocchi

5) Botticelli

6) Orsini

7) Guglielmi

8) Moretti

9) Rizzo

10) De Sanctis

11) Iannacci

12) Troisi

13) Lauria

14) Mariani

15) Prosperi

16) Vitale

17) Esposito

18) Greco

19) Romano

20) Gallo

Rich Last Names French

1) Dupont

2) Durant

3) Leroux

4) Lavigne

5) Moreau

6) Roy

7) Tremblay

8) Gagnon

9) Bouchard

10) Paquette

11) Bernier

12) Rousseau

13) Bellemare

14) Morin

15) Lambert

16) Girard

17) Fortin

18. Cote

19. Chouinard

20. Pelletier

Rich Last Names England

1) Mills

2) Jones

3) Brown

4) Taylor

5) Wilson

6) Khan

7) Ali

8) Ahmed

9) Davies

10) Robinson

11) Jackson

12) Wright

13) Clarke

14) Lewis

15. Collins

16. Murphy

17. Smith

18. O’Brien

19. Ryan

20. Kelly

Rich Last Names for Characters

If you’re looking for a rich last name for a character or characters in a story, here are some options:

That Start With A

1) Abernathy

2) Abramovich

3) Adler

4) Aiken

5) Akers

6) Aldridge

7) Alexander

8) Alhazred

9) Alvarez

10) Ambrose

11) Andersen

12) Anderson

13) Andrews

14) Angelini

15) Archibald

16) Archer

17) Armour

18) Ashcroft

19) Astor

20) Atkinson

21) Avalon

That Start With B

22) Babych

23) Bacall

24) Badeau

25) Baggins

26) Bailey

27) Baines

28) Baker (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Baxter, Baxendale, etc.)

29) Baldwin

30) Balfour

31) Ballantine

32) Bannerman

33) Barclay

34) Barkley

35) Barnes

36) Barrett

37) Barron

38) Bartlett

39) Bassett

40) Beaumont

41) Beckett

42) Belford

43) Bell

44) Bennett

45) Bergman

46) Berkeley

47) Bernard

48) Biddle

49) Blackwood

50) Blaine

51) Blake (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Black, Blackburn, etc.)

52) Blankenship

53) Blevins

54) Bolton

55) Booth

56) Bosworth

57) Bowen

58) Boyd

59) Bradford (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Bradshaw, Braddock, etc.)

60) Bramlett

61) Brandon

62} Branson

63} Braxton

64) Buckley

65) Bulwer

66) Burch

67) Burgess

68) Burke (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Burkett, etc.)

69) Burnett

70) Burns (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Byrne, etc.)

71) Burroughs

72) Burton (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Byrnes, Byers, etc.)

73) Buttersworth

That Start With C

74) Caldwell (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Callahan, Cavanaugh, etc.)

75) Cameron

76) Cavanaugh

77) Chase

78) Chen

79) Clarke

80) Clay

81) Cleary

82) Cochran

83) Coleman

84) Collins (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Collier, etc.)

85) Conner

86} Conway

87} Cook (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Cooke, etc.)

88} Cooper (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Couper, etc.)

89} Copley

90} Corbin

91} Cotton

92} Cox

93} Crawford (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Crawley, etc.)

94) Culley

That Start With D

95) Davids

96) Davidson

97) Davies

98) Davis (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Davison, Dawson, etc.)

99) Day

100) Dean

101) Dickens

102) Dickson

103) Douglas (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Douglass, etc.)

104) Downey

105} Doyle

106} Drake (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Driscoll, etc.)

107} Dunlap

108} Dunn (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Dunne, etc.)

109} Durant

110} Dyer

That Start With E

111) Earl

112) Eaton

113) Edison

114) Elliot

115) Ellis (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Ellison, etc.)

116} Emory

117} Erwin

118} Estrada

119} Everett

That Start With F

120) Farley

121) Ferguson (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Fergusson, etc.)

122) Fillmore

123} Fleming

124} Fletcher

125} Floyd

126) Ford (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Forrest, etc.)

127) Forsythe

128) Foster

That Start With G

129) Garrett

130) Gates

131) George

132) Gibson

133) Gilbert

134) Godfrey

135} Golden

136} Goodman

137} Goodwin

138) Gorman

139) Graham (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Graeme, etc.)

140) Grant (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Grantham, etc.)

141) Graves

142) Grayson

143} Green (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Greenwood, Greer, etc.)

144} Gregory

145} Griffin

146) Gunn

That Start With H

147} Haas

148} Hacker

149) Hackson

150) Hadley

151) Hale

152) Hall (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Hallowell, Holbrook, etc.)

153} Hamilton (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Hamill, etc.)

154} Hampton

155) Hancock

156) Hansen

157) Hanson

158) Hardesty

159) Hardy

160) Harper (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Harpster, etc.)

161} Harrington

162} Harris (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Harrison, etc.)

163} Hartman

164) Hawkins

165) Hecker

166) Henderson

167) Henry

168) Hewitt

169} Hill (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Hills, Hilton, etc.)

170} Hirsch

171} Hoffman

172} Holmes

173) Holt

174) Hopkins (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Hoskins, etc.)

175} Horn

176} Houston

177) Howard

178) Huber

179) Hudson

180) Hunt (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Hunter, Huntington, etc.)

181} Hurley

182} Hutchins

That Start With I

183) Ingalls

184) Ingulls

185) Jackson (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Jaksin, etc.)

186) James (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Jamison, etc.)

That Start With J

187} Jenkins

188} Jennings

189} Johnson (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Johnston, etc.)

190} Jones (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Jordan, etc.)

191} Joyce

That Start With K

192} Kane

193) Kaufman

194) Keith

195) Kelly (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Kellogg, Kelso, etc.)

196) Kendall

197) Kennedy

198) Kent

199} Kerr

200} King (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Kinnard, Kincaid, etc.)

201} Kirkpatrick

202} Knox

203) Koch

204) Kramer

That Start With L

205) Lamont

206) Landry

207) Lane (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Lang, Larkin, etc.)

208) Larsen

209} Lawrence (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Laurent, Lawson, etc.)

210} Lee (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Leigh, etc.)

211) Lewis

212) Lind

213) Logan

214) Long (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Luongo, etc.)

215} Lucas

216} Lyon

That Start With M

217) Madden

218} Maguire

219} Malone

220} Marsden

221) Martin (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Martinson, etc.)

222} Mason (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Masson, etc.)

223} Mathis

224) Maynard

225) McBride

226) McCarthy (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Maccarthy, etc.)

227) Moss

228) Murphy (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Murray, etc.)

That Start With N

229) Neal

230) Newell

That Start With O

231} O’Brien (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Brien, etc.)

232} O’Connell

233} O’Donnell

234} Oliver

235) Orr

236) Owens (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Owenson, etc.)

That Start With P

237) Palmer (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Parmelee, etc.)

238) Parker

239) Peters

240) Phelps

241) Phillips (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Phillipson, etc.)

242) Pike

243) Pollard

244) Powers

245} Price (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Pryce, etc.)

246} Purcell

That Start With Q

247} Quigley

That Start With R

248} Reagan

249) Reed (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Read, Reade, etc.)

250} Richards (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Richardson, etc.)

251) Ricketts

252) Riley

253) Robbins

254} Rodgers (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Roderick, etc.)

255} Ross (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Rossi, etc.)

256) Ryan (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Ryon, etc.)

That Start With S

257} Sampson

258) Scott (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Scotton, etc.)

259} Shaw

260) Shea

261) Simpson (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Sympson, etc.)

262} Smith (by far the most common surname in the English-speaking world,

but there are many variants: e.g. Smyth, Smithers, etc.)

263} Stewart (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Stuart, etc.)

264) Sullivan

265) Swanson

That Start With T

266) Taylor (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Tyler, etc.)

267} Thomas (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Thomson, etc.)

268} Thompson (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Tompson, etc.)

269) Thorpe

270} Tracy

271) Tucker

272) Turner

273) Tyler

That Start With U

274) Underwood

That Start With W

275} Walsh

276} Ward (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Warden, Warner, etc.)

277} Warren (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Warring, Waring, etc.)

278} Washington (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Wasson, Watson, etc.)

279) Waters

280) Watkins

281) Weaver

282) Welch

283) West (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Westerman, Weston, etc.)

284) Wheeler

285} White (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Whyte, etc.)

286) Wilcox

287) Wilde

288) Williams (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Williamson, etc.)

289) Wilson (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Wilsone, etc.)

290) Wood (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Woodward, Wooldridge, etc.)

291} Woods

That Start With Y

292} Young (common, but there are many variants: e.g. Yueill, Yowell, etc.)

That Start With Z

293) Zimmerman

Rich Last Names Generator

This list was automatically generated:

1) Anderson

2) Baker

3) Carter

4) Daniels

5) Edwards

6) Fowler

7) Garcia

8) Hawkins

9) Jacobs

10) Kelly

11) Lopez

12) Martinez

13) Nelson

14) Perez

15) Sanchez

16) Smith

17) Taylor

18) Thomas

19) Thompson

20) White

21) Williams

Sophisticated Last Names

1) Abernathy

2) Abshire

3) Altenwerth

4) Anderson

5) Ankil

6) Aragon

7) Atherton

8) Bailey

9) Baker

10) Ballard

11) Bender

12) Bowen

13. Broderick

14. Burke

15. Cain

16. Carney

17. Chambers

18. Chaney

19. Clancy

20. Compton

21. Crawford

22. Cullen

23. Daugherty

24. Davidson

25. Dowdell

26) Doyle

27) Edwards

28) Estrada

29) Fitzpatrick

30) Fleming

31. Foley

32. Fritz

33. Garland

34. Gill

35. Glazer

36. Hagan

37. Hamilton

38. Harrell

39. Hawkins

40) Hayes

41) Henderson

42) Henry

43) Herzog

44) Hofmann

45. Houston

46. Howard

47. Howell

48) Inman

49) Irwin

50) Jameson

51) Jarvis

52) Johns

53) Jones

54) Kaufmann

55. Kelley

56. Kennedy

57. Kilpatrick

58. King

59. Kirschbaum

60) Klimes

61) Knox

62) Kroger

63. Landry

64) Larkin

65. Ledner

66. Leffler

67) Lemon

68) Lenahan

69) Lilly

70) Lindgren

71) Lloyd

72) Lueilwitz

73) Luettgen

74) Lynch

75) Macejkovic

76) Madden

77) Marquardt

78) Mcclure

79) Mccullough

80) Mcdermott

81) Mckenzie

82) Miller

83) Moen

84) Mohr

85. Morales

86. Morar

87. Muller

88. Murazik

89. Murphy

90. Murray

91. Myers

92. Nikolaus

93. O’Hara

94. Olvera

95. Ostby

96. Ouellette

97. Pacocha

98 Pfeffer

99 Pollich

100 Reinger

101 Renner

102 Rice

103 Roob

104 Rohan

105 Rue

106) Ryan

107) Sanch

108) Scarf

109) Schaef

110) Schmitt

111) Senger

112 Shackley

113 Spinka

114 Stamm

115 Stehr

116 Stevenson

117 Sturm

118 Sylvester

119 Thiel

120 Thieme

121 Tremblay

122 Tromp

123 Vanacore

124 Veum

125 Villarreal

126) Vonruede

127) Wald

128) Washed

129) Weimann

130) Weirich

131 Winter

132 Witting

133 Wittkopf

134 Wolf

135 Wuckert

136 Yost

137 Zboncak

Beautiful Rich Last Names

1) Atherton

2) Basingstoke

3) Belvoir

4) Berkeley

5) Blenheim

6) Brampton

7) Buckingham

8) Canterbury

9) Carlisle

10) Chester

11) Cholmondeley

12) Clifton

13) Cornwallis

14) Cumberland

15) Derby

16) Devon

17) Dorset

18) Durham

19) Essex

20) Exeter

21) Kent

22) Lancaster

22) Leicester

24) Liverpool

25) Manchester

26) Norfolk

27) Northampton

28) Nottingham

29) Oxford

30) Rutland

31) Salisbury

32) Shrewsbury

33) Somerset

34 Stafford

35 Suffolk

36 Surrey

37 Sussex

38 Warwick

39 Winchester

40 Windsor

FAQs – Rich Last Names

Who were the Rockefellers?

Rockefeller is an American family name. It refers to the fortunes of the six members of the Rockefeller family who were prominent in business, finance, and politics in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The name is also used more broadly to refer to any member of the extended family descended from John D. Rockefeller (1839–1937), including his direct descendants as well as collaterals (nieces, nephews, grandnieces, etc.).

The Rockefellers are particularly associated with New York City, where they made their fortune and where many of them still live.

What are some common characteristics of old money, rich families?

There is no definitive answer to this question, as each family’s history and traditions are unique.

However, some common characteristics of old money families may include a preference for privacy, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to philanthropy.

Old money families may also place a high value on education and have a tradition of attending prestigious colleges and universities.

Conclusion – Rich Last Names

There are many beautiful and rich last names out there.

If you are looking for a name that will make you feel automatically wealthier, any of the names on this list would be a great choice.

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