Surnames of Length 3

This is a list of surnames in which the length is 3.
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ABE (1)     Japanese
From Japanese (a) meaning "peace" and (be) meaning "multiple times".
ABE (2)     Japanese
From Japanese (a) meaning "peace" and (be) meaning "part, section".
ABT     German
German cognate of ABATE.
ALI     Arabic
From the given name ALI (1).
ALÒ     Italian
Variant of ALOI.
ASH     English
From Old English æsc meaning "ash tree", indicating a person who lived near ash trees.
AUE     German
From German meaning "meadow by a river, wetland". There are many places with this name in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
BAI     Chinese
From Chinese (bái) meaning "white".
BUL     Dutch
Dutch cognate of BULL.
CHO     Korean
Korean form of ZHAO, from Sino-Korean (jo).
CHU     Chinese
Variant transcription of ZHU.
COX     English
Patronymic form of COCK.
COY     English
Means "quiet, shy, coy" from Middle English coi.
DAM     Dutch, Danish
Means "dike, dam" in Dutch and Danish. In modern Danish it also means "pond".
DAS     Bengali, Indian, Assamese, Odia, Hindi, Marathi
Means "servant, devotee" in Sanskrit.
DAY     English
From a diminutive form of DAVID.
ELD     Swedish
From Old Norse eldr, modern Swedish eld, meaning "fire".
ELY     English
From the name of a town in eastern England meaning "eel district".
FAN     Chinese
From Chinese (fàn) meaning "bee".
FAY     French, English
Refers to one who came from Fay or Faye (meaning "beech tree") in France.
FOX     English
From the name of the animal. It was originally a nickname for a person with red hair or a crafty person.
FRY     English
Root is from the Old English word frig meaning "free".
FUX     German
Variant of FUCHS.
GÁL     Hungarian
Derived from Gál, the shortened form of the given name Gálos, which is an old Hungarian form of GALLUS.
GIM     Korean
Variant romanization of KIM.
GUO     Chinese
From Chinese (guō) meaning "outer city".
HAN     Chinese, Korean
From Chinese (hán) referring to the ancient state of Han, which existed from the 5th to 3rd centuries BC in what is now Shanxi and Henan provinces.
HOU     Chinese
From Chinese (hóu) meaning "lord, nobleman".
HSU     Chinese
Variant transcription of XU.
ITO     Japanese
Variant transcription of ITOU.
JEZ     Polish
Means "hedgehog" in Polish. It may have originally referred to a person who lived near a sign bearing a hedgehog, or it may have been given to a person who resembled a hedgehog in some way.
JEŽ     Slovene, Czech
Cognate of JEZ.
JIN     Chinese
From Chinese (jīn) meaning "gold".
JOÓ     Hungarian
Archaic spelling variant of .
KAY (1)     English
Derived from the given name KAY (2).
KAY (2)     English
Derived from Middle English kaye "wharf, quay". A name for one who lived near or worked on a wharf.
KEY     English
Variant of KAY (1) or KAY (2).
KIM     Korean
Korean form of JIN, from Sino-Korean (gim) meaning "gold". This is the most popular surname in Korea.
KIS     Hungarian
Nickname meaning "small" in Hungarian.
KOÇ     Turkish
Means "ram" in Turkish.
LAM     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of LIN.
LAU     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of LIU.
LAW     English
Derived from old English hlaw "hill".
LEE (1)     English
Originally given to a person who lived on or near a leah, Old English meaning "woodland, clearing".
LEE (2)     Korean, Chinese
Korean form of LI (1), from Sino-Korean (i). It is also a variant Chinese romanization of LI (1).
LIM     Taiwanese
Min Nan romanization of LIN.
LIN     Chinese
From Chinese (lín) meaning "forest".
LIS     Polish
Means "fox" in Polish. It is a nickname for a sly person.
LIU     Chinese
From Chinese (liú) meaning "kill, destroy". This was the surname of Chinese emperors of the Han dynasty.
LOW     English, Scottish
Variant of LAW.
LUM     English
From places in Lancashire and West Yorkshire called Lumb, both apparently originally named for Old English lum(m) "pool". The word is not independently attested, but appears also in Lomax and Lumley, and may be reflected in the dialect term lum denoting a well for collecting water in a mine. In some instances the name may be topographical for someone who lived by a pool, Middle English lum(m).
MAH     Chinese
Variant transcription of MA.
MAN     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of WEN.
MAS (1)     Catalan
Means "farm" in Catalan.
MAS (2)     Dutch, Low German
Variant of MAAS.
MAY     English
Derived from the given name MATTHEW.
MUN     Korean
Variant romanization of MOON.
NGO     Vietnamese
Simplified variant of NGÔ.
NGÔ     Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of WU, from Sino-Vietnamese (ngô).
NYE     English
Means "dweller at the river" from Middle English atten eye meaning "at the river".
OLA     Spanish, Basque
Means "forge" or "shepherd's cabin" from the Basque ola.
OTT     English, German
From the given name OTTO.
PÁL     Hungarian
Derived from the given name PÁL.
PAN (1)     Provençal
Means "baker", from Old French pain meaning "bread".
PAN (2)     Chinese
From Chinese (pān) meaning "water in which rice has been rinsed", and also referring to a river that flows into the Han River.
PÉK     Hungarian
Means "baker" in Hungarian.
RAO (1)     Indian, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king".
RAO (2)     Italian
Derived from the given name ROLLO.
RAY     English
Variant of REY (1), REY (2), RYE or WRAY.
REY (1)     English, Spanish, French, Catalan
Means "king" in Old French, Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin rex (genitive regis), perhaps originally denoting someone who acted like a king.
REY (2)     English
Means "female roe deer" from Old English ræge, probably denoting someone of a nervous temperament.
RÓG     Polish
Derived from Polish rog meaning "animal horn".
ROT     German, Jewish
Variant of ROTH.
ROY (1)     French, English
Variant of REY (1).
ROY (2)     Scottish
Means "red haired" from Gaelic ruadh.
RYE     English
Topographic name. It could be a misdivision of the Middle English phrases atter ye meaning "at the island" or atter eye meaning "at the river". In some cases it merely indicated a person who lived where rye was grown or worked with rye (from Old English ryge).
SAS     Hungarian
Means "eagle" in Hungarian.
SUN     Chinese
From Chinese (sūn) meaning "grandchild, descendant". A famous bearer of the surname was Sun Tzu, the 6th-century BC author of 'The Art of War'.
TAN     Taiwanese
Min Nan romanization of CHEN.
TAR     Hungarian
Derived from tar meaning "bald" in Hungarian.
TOD     English
Variant of TODD.
TOS     Spanish
Spanish form of TOSI.
TÓT     Hungarian
Derived from tót, a nickname for Slovaks in Hungary.
VĂN     Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of WEN, from Sino-Vietnamese (văn).
WAY     English
From Old English weg meaning "way, road, path".
WEN     Chinese
From Chinese (wén) meaning "literature, culture, writing".
XUN     Chinese
From Chinese (xún) meaning "plant, ancient state".
YAP     English
From a nickname for a clever or cunning person, from Middle English yap meaning "devious, deceitful, shrewd".
ZHU     Chinese
From Chinese (zhū) "vermilion red, cinnabar" and also referring to the ancient state of Zhu, which existed in what is now Shandong province. This was the surname of the emperors of the Ming dynasty.
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