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".
ABTGerman
German cognate of ABATE.
ALIArabic
From the given name ALI (1).
ALÒItalian
Variant of ALOI.
ASHEnglish
From Old English æsc meaning "ash tree", indicating a person who lived near ash trees.
AUEGerman
From German meaning "meadow by a river, wetland". There are many places with this name in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
BAIChinese
From Chinese (bái) meaning "white".
BULDutch
Dutch cognate of BULL.
CHOKorean
Korean form of ZHAO, from Sino-Korean (jo).
CHUChinese
Variant transcription of ZHU.
COXEnglish
Patronymic form of COCK.
COYEnglish
Means "quiet, shy, coy" from Middle English coi.
DAMDutch, Danish
Means "dike, dam" in Dutch and Danish. In modern Danish it also means "pond".
DASBengali, Indian, Assamese, Odia, Hindi, Marathi
Means "servant, devotee" in Sanskrit.
DAYEnglish
From a diminutive form of DAVID.
ELDSwedish
From Old Norse eldr, modern Swedish eld, meaning "fire".
ELYEnglish
From the name of a town in eastern England meaning "eel district".
FANChinese
From Chinese (fàn) meaning "bee".
FAYFrench, English
Referred to a person who came from various places named Fay or Faye in northern France, derived from Old French fau "beech tree", from Latin fagus.
FOXEnglish
From the name of the animal. It was originally a nickname for a person with red hair or a crafty person.
FRYEnglish
From Old English frig (a variant of freo) meaning "free".
FUXGerman
Variant of FUCHS.
GÁLHungarian
Derived from the given name GÁL.
GIMKorean
Variant romanization of KIM.
GUOChinese
From Chinese (guō) meaning "outer city".
HANChinese, 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.
HOUChinese
From Chinese (hóu) meaning "lord, nobleman".
HSUChinese
Variant transcription of XU.
ITOJapanese
Variant transcription of ITOU.
JEZPolish
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.
JEŽSlovene, Czech
Cognate of JEZ.
JINChinese
From Chinese (jīn) meaning "gold".
JOÓHungarian
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.
KEOKhmer
Means "glass" in Khmer.
KEYEnglish
Variant of KAY (1) or KAY (2).
KIMKorean
Korean form of JIN, from Sino-Korean (gim) meaning "gold". This is the most popular surname in Korea.
KISHungarian
Nickname meaning "small" in Hungarian.
KOÇTurkish
Means "ram" in Turkish.
LAMChinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of LIN.
LAUChinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of LIU.
LAWEnglish
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).
LIMTaiwanese
Min Nan romanization of LIN.
LINChinese
From Chinese (lín) meaning "forest".
LISPolish
Means "fox" in Polish. It is a nickname for a sly person.
LIUChinese
From Chinese (liú) meaning "kill, destroy". This was the surname of Chinese emperors of the Han dynasty.
LOWEnglish, Scottish
Variant of LAW.
LUMEnglish
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).
MAHChinese
Variant transcription of MA.
MANChinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of WEN.
MAS (1)Catalan
Means "farm" in Catalan.
MAYEnglish
Derived from the given name MATTHEW.
MUNKorean
Variant romanization of MOON (1).
NGOVietnamese
Simplified variant of NGÔ.
NGÔVietnamese
Vietnamese form of WU, from Sino-Vietnamese (ngô).
NYEEnglish
Means "dweller at the river" from Middle English atten eye meaning "at the river".
OLASpanish, Basque
Means "forge" or "shepherd's cabin" from the Basque ola.
OTTEnglish, German
From the given name OTTO.
PÁLHungarian
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.
PÉKHungarian
Means "baker" in Hungarian.
RAO (1)Indian, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king".
RAO (2)Italian
Derived from the given name RAUL.
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.
RÓGPolish
Means "animal horn" in Polish.
ROTGerman, Jewish
Variant of ROTH.
ROY (2)Scottish
From Gaelic ruadh meaning "red-haired".
RYEEnglish
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).
SASHungarian
Means "eagle" in Hungarian.
SUNChinese
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'.
TANTaiwanese
Min Nan romanization of CHEN.
TARHungarian
Derived from Hungarian tar meaning "bald".
TODEnglish
Variant of TODD.
TOSSpanish
Spanish form of TOSI.
TÓTHungarian
Derived from Hungarian tót, which means "Slovak" or "Slovene".
VĂNVietnamese
Vietnamese form of WEN, from Sino-Vietnamese (văn).
WAYEnglish
From Old English weg meaning "way, road, path".
WENChinese
From Chinese (wén) meaning "literature, culture, writing".
XUNChinese
From Chinese (xún) meaning "plant, ancient state".
YAPEnglish
From a nickname for a clever or cunning person, from Middle English yap meaning "devious, deceitful, shrewd".
ZHUChinese
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.