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KA     Korean
KAAL     Estonian
Kaal is an Estonian surname meaning "scale", "balance" and "weight".
KAAN     Turkish
From the given name Kaan.
KAʻANĀʻANĀ     Hawaiian
This Hawaiian surname means The Black Magic.... [more]
KAAR     Estonian
Kaar is an Estonian surname meaning "arc" or "arch".
KAARMAA     Estonian
Kaarmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "arc/curve land".
The surname Kabaciński is a habitational name for someone from a place called Kabaty, in Warszawa voivodeship. It is also a derivative of the nickname Kabat.
KABARIA     Indian, Muslim
Means "greengrocer".
KABE     Japanese (Rare)
Ka ("Increase,Step Up"), ... [more]
KABIR     Bengali (Muslim), Nigerian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great" (see Akbar).
KABIRI     Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great".
KABUTO     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 甲, 兜, 加太, 甲頭, 加部東 or 鹿伏兎 with 甲 (ka, kan, kou, kinoe, kabuto) meaning "A grade, armour, carapace, first class, former, high (voice), instep", 兜 (to, tou, kabuto) meaning "headpiece, helmet", 加 (ka, kuwa.eru, kuwa.waru) meaning "add(ition), Canada, include, increase, join", 太 (ta, tai, futo.i, meaning "big around, plump, thick", 頭 (zu, to, tou, atama, kashira, kaburi, -gashira) meaning "head", 部 (bu, -be) meaning "bureau, class, copy, department, part, portion, section", 東 (tou, higashi) meaning "east", 鹿 (rou, ka, shika) meaning "deer", 伏 (fuku,, fu.seru) meaning "bend down, bow, cover, lay (pipes), prostrated" or 兎 (tsu, to, usagi) meaning "hare, rabbit."... [more]
KACHEL     German
Occupational name for a potter, from Middle High German kachel "pot", "earthenware vessel".
KÄCHELE     German
Variant of KACHEL.
KÄCHLER     German
Variant of KACHEL.
KACHLER     German
Variant of KACHEL.
KACKLEY     German
Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kächele (see KACHEL).
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Kaczanów or Kaczanowo, named with Polish kaczan meaning "cob".
KACZMAREK     Polish
From the word karczma meaning "inn", this would have designated someone who worked in an inn or their relatives.
KACZOR     Polish
From the Polish word kaczor, meaning "duck".
KADAK     Estonian
Kadak is an Estonian surname derived from "kadakas", meaning "juniper".
KADAKAS     Estonian
Kadakas is an Estonian surname meaning "juniper".
KADEN     German
Habitational name for someone from Kaaden in North Bohemia, or any of several other places called Kaden.
KADOKAWA     Japanese (Rare)
Kado means "Gate" and Kawa means "River". This surname means "Gated River".
KADOMATSU     Japanese (Rare)
Kado ("Gate") + Matsu ("Pine Tree").
KADOSH     Hebrew
Means "holy" in Hebrew.
KADOSHIMA     Japanese (Rare)
I don't want to assume it's rare but it's definitely uncommon. Kado means "Gate" and Shima means "Island".
KADOTA     Japanese (Rare)
Kado means "Gate" and ... [more]
KADYROV     Chechen, Uzbek, Tajik, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Turkmen, Crimean Tatar
Means “son of Kadyr”. Notable bearers include father and son Ramzan (1951-2004) and Akhmad (1976-) Kadyrov, former President and current President of the Chechen Republic, respectively.
KADZIEL     Polish
Given by female royal for safe escort
KAETSU     Japanese
From Japanese カ (Ka) meaning "power" or "temporary", and 悦 (etsu) meaning "ecstasy, joy, rapture". Together, it can also mean "pleasure"; or... [more]
KAFKA     American (Rare)
Czech and Jewish (Bohemia): from kavka 'jackdaw', which is a type of bird; traditionally a nickname or surname.
KAGA     Japanese
From the Japanese 加 (ka) "increase," "step up" and 賀 (ka or ga) "congratulation."
KAGAMINE     Japanese, Popular Culture
From the Japanese (kagami) meaning "mirror" and (ne) meaning "sound".
KÄGU     Estonian
Kägu is an Estonian surname meaning "cuckoo" (Cuculus canorus).
KAHANANUI     Hawaiian
From the given name Kahananui.
KAHN     German
Kahn is the German word that means, in informal contexts, "small boat." It is also a Germanized form of the Jewish surname Cohen
KAHRAMAN     Turkish
Means "hero" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian قهرمان (qahramân).
KAHUE     Hawaiian
From the given name Kahue.
KAHYA     Turkish
means butler in Turkish
KAIBA     Japanese
Kai means "ocean,harbor" while Ba means "leaf" and possibly others. {this might need further research}
KAIGLER     English (American)
Americanized spelling of Kegler.
KAIMIŅŠ     Latvian
Means "neighbour".
KAINE     English
Variant of Caine.
KAIYŌ     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 回 (e, kai, ka.eru, mawa.shi-, -mawa.shi,,, -mawa.ri,,, meaning "game, revolve, round" and 陽 (you, hi) meaning "daytime, heaven, male, positive, sunshine, yang principle."... [more]
KAJAL     Indian, Gujarati, Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit कज्जल (kajjala) meaning "collyrium, lotion" or "ink, soot", though it also refers to kohl, a dark powder used as a eye makeup.
KAJI     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "wind". This is the last name of famous Japanese voice actor from Tokyo Japan, Yūki Kaji.
KAJITANI     Japanese
Rare Japanese surname, roughly meaning "to add to the field; extend field boundaries".
KAJIURA     Japanese (Rare)
Kaji means "Wind" and Ura means "Seacoast, Bay". A notable bearer is Yuki Kajiura, a musician and producer that has worked for different anime series. A similar surname is Chiura.
KAJIWARA     Japanese
Written with characters meaning ‘oar’ and ‘plain’, this name is found mostly in western Japan.
KAKI     Japanese
From Japanese 柿 (kaki) meaning "persimmon".
KAKIHARA     Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 柿 (kaki) meaning "persimmon" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain". A notable bearer of this surname is voice actor Tetsuya Kakihara (柿原 徹也 Kakihara Tetsuya, 1982-).
KAKIMURA     Japanese
Kaki means "Persimmon" and Mura means and it could mean "Village" or "Hamlet", which is usually smaller than a village.
KAKITA     Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 柿 (kaki) meaning "persimmon" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
KAKTIŅŠ     Latvian
Derived from the word kakts meaning "nook, corner".
KAKU     Japanese
Kaku must mean "Draw", because the full name "Kaku Michi" means "Draw Path". It got kinda popular due its meaning.
KAKUTANI     Japanese
From Japanese 角 (kaku) meaning "corner" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
KALA     Estonian
Kala is an Estonian surname meaning "fish".
KALANDER     German
Status name for the chairman or a member fraternity that held meetings on the first of each month, from Latin ad calendas.
KALASHNIK     Ukrainian
Means "Maker of Kalaches" kalach is a type of bread.
KALAWAIʻA     Hawaiian
From the given name Kalawaiʻa.
KALDA     Estonian
Kalda is an Estonian name, meaning "shore".
KALDOJA     Estonian
Kaldoja is an Estonian name meaning "longshore creek".
KALE     Croatian
Possibly derived from Turkish kale, meaning "castle, fortress".
KALEB     Croatian
Possibly rom the name Caleb.... [more]
KALEV     Russian
Russian, from the elements Kal and -ev ("of"), therefore meaning "of Kal." Kal may be a shortened element of a Russian given name or place name.
KALIAN     ?
KALINIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
KALINSKA     Polish [more]
KALITA     Indian, Assamese
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Hindu caste in the Indian state of Assam.
KALJU     Estonian
Kalju is an Estonian surname, meaning "cliff". "Kalju" is also a masculine given name.
KALJUJÄRV     Estonian
Kaljujärv is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff lake".
KALJULAID     Estonian
Kaljulaid is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff islet".
KALJUMÄE     Estonian
Kaljumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff hill".
KALJURAAG     Estonian
Kaljuraag is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff willow".
KALJURAND     Estonian
Kaljurand is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff beach".
KALJUSTE     Estonian
Kaljuste is an Estonian surname derived from "kalju" meaning "cliff" and "Kalju", a masculine given name.
KALJUVEE     Estonian
Kaljuvee is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff water".
KALK     Estonian
Kalk is an Estonian surname meaning "heartless", "callous" and "harsh".
KÄLL     Swedish
From Swedish källa "source (of a stream of water)", ultimately derived from Old Norse kelda.
KALLA     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "priest".
KALLAN     Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Kalla.
KALLAS     Estonian
Kallas is an Estonian surname, meaning "shore".
KALLASTE     Estonian
Kallaste is and Estonian surname meaning "seaside" or "seashore".
KALLIO     Finnish
Means "rock" in Finnish (as in a formation of solid rock, not a piece of stone). Common, is in the top 50 surnames. Kyösti Kallio was the fourth president of Finland.
KALLIS     Estonian
Kallis is an Estonian surname meaning "darling", "sweetheart", or "beloved".
KALLWEIT     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "smith; blacksmith; farrier", derived from Old Prussian kalt "to forge; to hammer" and Old Prussian kalweitis "the village smith".
KALM     Estonian
Kalm is an Estonian surname derived from "kalme", meaning "burial mound" and "kalmistu", meaning "cemetery".
KALNIEKS     Latvian
Derived from the word kalns meaning "mountain".
KALONYMUS     Ancient Greek
Origination of Colonomos.
KALP     German, Jewish
From Middle High German kalp ‘calf’, German Kalb, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who reared calves.
KALSI     Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Meaning unknown. Kalsi is a clan to Sikhs while it is a sub-caste to Lohars.
KALTHOFF     German
German (Westphalian): habitational name from a place named as 'the cold farm', from Middle High German kalt "cold" + hof "farmstead", "manor farm’, "court".
KAMA     Estonian
Kama is an Estonian surname; from "kama", a food made of finely milled flour.
KAMAKA     Hawaiian
From the given name Kamaka.
KAMALIAZAD     Pakistani, Persian
It's derived from the words Kamali meaning "Ascetic's blanket" & aazaad meaning "free or independent", or even kamaal-i-aazaad meaning "perfection of the free, or independent".
KAMAT     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Konkani
Means "people who work in soil" from काम (kām) meaning "work, task, labour" combined with मिट्टी (miṭṭī) meaning "soil, earth".
KAMATA     Japanese
From the Japanese 鎌 (kama) "sickle," 蒲 (kama) "reedmace," or 釜 (kama) "cooker" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."
KAMBAN     Faroese, Ancient Scandinavian, Ancient Celtic, Ancient Irish
Likely from Old Irish cambán "crooked one". This was the surname of Grímur Kamban, the legendary first settler in the Faroe Islands according to the Færeyinga saga. This name is still borne by a handful of people in the Faroe Islands today.
KAMBLE     Indian, Marathi, Telugu, Konkani
Occupational name for a weaver of blankets, derived from Marathi कंबल (kãmbal) meaning "blanket".
KAMEI     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "turtle well". It is written as 亀井. A bearer of this surname is Eri Kamei. She is a member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. (1988-)
KAMENASHI     Japanese
Means "turle pear" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 亀 (turtle) and 梨 (pear).
KAMENOV     Bulgarian
Means "son of Kamen".
KAMINAGA     Japanese (Rare, ?)
I am a descendant of the Fujiwara clan and Asano clan and Minamoto clan and Emperor Seiwa.
KAMINO     Japanese
Related to the name UENO.
KAMIŃSKA     Polish
Feminine form of Kamiński.
KAMIYA     Japanese
From the Japanese 神 (kami, kan or shin) "god" and 谷 (ya or tani) "valley."
KAMIYAMA     Japanese
Kamiyama (written: 神山 lit. "god mountain" or 上山 lit. "upper mountain") is a Japanese surname.
KAMM     German
It's origins are of German descent, meaning "comb"
KAMORI     Japanese
Ka means "Increase, Step Up" or "Congratulation" and Mori means "Forest".
KAMOTO     Japanese
This surname is used as 加本, 嘉本, 家本, 賀本, 下元, 嘉元 or 賀元 with 加 (ka, kuwa.eru, kuwa.waru) meaning "add(ition), Canada, include, increase, join," 嘉 (ka, yoi, yomi.suru) meaning "applaud, esteem, praise," 家 (ka, ke, ie, uchi, ya) meaning "expert, family, home, house, performer, professional," 賀 (ga, ka) meaning "congratulations, joy," 下 (ka, ge, o.riru, kuda.saru, kuda.ri,, sa.garu, sa.geru, shita, shimo, moto) meaning "below, descend, down, give, inferior, low," 本 (hon, moto) meaning "book, main, origin, present, real, true" and 元 (gan, gen, moto) meaning "beginning, former time, origin."
KÄMPE     Swedish
From Swedish kämpe "fighter".
KAMPRAD     Swedish (Rare)
Rare Swedish surname of German origin. A notable bearer is Ingvar Kamprad (1926-2018), a Swedish business magnate and the founder of IKEA. The "K" in IKEA stands for Kamprad.
KANA     Estonian
Kana is an Estonian surname meaning "hen" and "chicken".
KANAREK     Jewish (Anglicized, Modern)
Originally from Canary, as in the Canary Islands.
KANBARA     Japanese
From Japanese 神 (kan) meaning "god, deity, spirit" and 原 (bara) meaning "field, plain".
KANBAYASHI     Japanese
From the Japanese 上 (kan, kami or ue) "upper," "above," 管 (kan) "tube," "canal," 官 (kan) "authorities," "government" or 神 (kan, kami or shin) "god" and 林 (bayashi or hayashi) "forest," "woods," "grove."
KANBE     Japanese
It's written as Kan meaning "God, Deity" and Be meaning "Door".
KÄND     Estonian
Känd is an Estonian surname meaning "stump".
KANDA     Japanese
Means "divine rice paddy", from Japanese 神 (kan) meaning "god, deity, spirit" and 田 (da) meaning "field, rice paddy".
KANDHAL     Indian, Gujarati
People with the last name of "Kandhal" are commonly descendants of Rao Kandhal who belonged to the "Rathore" clan of Rajputs (warrior class) in India. "Rao" is a royal title. Rao Kandhal was younger brother of Rao Jodha who founded the princely state of Jodhpur in western Rajasthan, India... [more]
KANDT     German
Probably from Middle High German kant meaning "jug" (from Latin olla cannata meaning "pot with one spout") and hence an occupational name for a maker or seller of jugs.
KANE     Irish, Norwegian
From the anglicized Irish surname Cathan, meaning "warlike." In Norway, it's used as a noble name.
KANEDA     Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kane) meaning "gold, metal" and 田 (da) meaning "rice field".
KANEKI     Japanese
This surname is used as 金城, 金木, 金気, 金喜, 兼城, 兼木 or 鹿子木 with 金 (kin, kon, gon, kana-, kane, -gane) meaning "gold," 兼 (ken, ka.neru, -ka.neru) meaning "and, concurrently," 城 (jou, shiro, ki) meaning "castle," 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood," 気 (ki, ke, iki) meaning "air, atmosphere, mood, mind, spirit," 喜 (ki, yoroko.basu, yoroko.bu) meaning "rejoice, take pleasure in," 鹿 (roku, ka, shika) meaning "deer" and 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, -ne) meaning "child, sign of the rat (1st sign of the Chinese zodiac)."
KANEKO     Japanese
From the Japanese 金 (kane or kin) "gold," "money" and 子 (ko) "child."
KANEMARU     Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kane) "gold, metal" and 丸 (maru) "circle".
KANEMOTO     Japnese
Topographic name meaning ‘(one who lives) near where gold (or any metal) is found’. Found in the island of Okinawa, where it is variously written. ... [more]
KANESHIRO     Japanese
Means "gold castle" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 金 (gold) and 城 (castle). This surname is of Okinawan origin.
KANGAS     Estonian
Kangas is an Estonian surname meaning "fabric" and "weft" and "piece goods". Associated with weavers.
KANGRO     Estonian
Kangro is an Estonian surname derived from "kangur", meaning "weaver".
KANGUR     Estonian
Kangur is an Estonian language surname meaning "weaver".
KANNAN     Indian, Tamil
From the given name Kannan, the Tamil variant of Krishna.
KANNEL     Estonian
Kannel is an Estonian surname, taken from the word "kannel"; a plucked string instrument.
KÄNNGÅRD     Swedish
The name comes from a location outside Enånger named Kännavallen, which later was changed to Tjännavalen, which has been disputed.
KANNO     Japanese
From the Japanese 菅 (kan or suga) "sedge" and 野 (no) "field," "area." This name can also be read as Sugano.
KANSSEN     Dutch, Flemish
Son of Kant
KANT     German
Means one from Kanter Plains.
KÄOS     Estonian
Käos is an Estonian surname derived from "käosulane", meaning "warbler" (Hippolais).
KÄOSAAR     Estonian
Käosaar is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "käokann" ("campion"), "käoking" ("Aconitum"), or "käoline" ("cuckoo"), and "saar" ("island").
KAPADIA     Indian (Parsi), Indian, Gujarati
Means "cloth maker" from Gujarati કાપડ (kāpaḍ) meaning "cloth, fabric".
KAPETANOVIĆ     Croatian, Bosnian
Occupational surname derived from kapetan meaning "captain".
KAPITY     English
Meaning unknown.
KAPLAN     Jewish, Turkish
Means "tiger" in Turkish. This common Jewish surname has a spelling variation: Caplan. For an unknown reason, Jewish immigrants who passed through the port at Baltimore had their names changed to Caplan, while the Jewish immigrants who passed through Ellis Island retained the original K spelling.
KAPLAN     Jewish
Surname used as a translation of Cohen, from German Kaplan or Polish kapłan "chaplain, curate".
KAPOOR     Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Punjabi Kshatriya name derived from Sanskrit कर्पूर (karpūra) meaning "camphor" (referring to a white crystalline substance used in medicine), itself possibly of Proto-Austronesian origin.
KÄPP     Estonian
Käpp is an Estonian surname meaning both "orchid" and "paw".
KAPU     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting an "agricultural worker".
KAPUR     Indian
Alternate spelling of Kapoor.
Habitational name for someone from Kapuścin or Kapuścino, placed named with kapusta meaning "cabbage".
KARACA     Turkish
Means "roe deer" in Turkish.
KARAÇAM     Turkish
Means larch.
KARADENIZ     Turkish
Means "black sea" in Turkish.
Derived from the nickname Karađorđe.
Means “black John” from the Greek prefix καρα- (kara-) meaning “black” (of Turkish origin) and the name Giannis.
KARAKAS     Hungarian
Means "maker of wheels".
KARAKAYA     Turkish
From Turkish kara meaning "black, dark" combined with kaya "rock".
KARAL     Indian, Bengali
This Surname was given in honour by the Britishers to Nikhil Chandra Banerjee to recognize his efforts in constructing The Karali Kali temple in Dhaka,now the capital of Bangladesh. It was a very expensive construction and still attracts tourists every year... [more]
KARAMATSU     Japanese
Kara means "Larch" (green needles poking from a tree) and Matsu means "Pine/Fur Tree".
KARANCI     Turkish
Means "merchant","someone who deals with transport"
KARAPETIAN     Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Karapetyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
KARAPETYAN     Armenian
Means "son of Karapet".
KARAS     Czech
KARASK     Estonian
Karask is an Estonian surname meaning "barley bread".
KARASU     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 烏 (u, o, izukunzo, karazu, nanzo) meaning "crow, raven" or 鴉, which is an outdated variant of 烏.... [more]
KARASU     Turkish
Means "black water" derived from Turkish kara meaning "black, dark" combined with su "water".
KARAYUSUF     Turkish
Yusuf is a name for men and Karayusuf means Dark Yusuf.
KARBOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from Karbowo in Torun voivodeship, a place so named from Polish karbowy "overseer (of farm laborers)", from karbowac "to make notches", i.e. to keep records.
habitational name for someone from Karczew, named with Polish karcz ‘stump’.
KARDA     ?
KARDASHIAN     Armenian (Expatriate)
Means "son of the stonemason" frm Armenian քարտաշ (kʿartaš) meaning "stonecutter, stonemason" combined with the suffix -յան (-yan) denoting descent. Notable bearers include the Armenian-American Kardashian family with Robert Kardashian (1944-2003), a former businessman and Kimberly "Kim" Kardashian (1980-), a television personality and socialite.... [more]
KARDASHYAN     Armenian
Variant transcription of Kardashian.
KAREAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Barakaldo.
KARÉLIN     Russian
Altered spelling of Russian Karélin, ethnic name for someone from Karelia (see Karjala).
KARENINA     Literature
In Leo Tolstoy's novel 'Anna Karenina' (1877), this is the title character's surname, the feminine form of her husband's surname, Karenin.
KARHU     Finnish
Means "bear" (the animal) in Finnish.
KARI     Finnish, German (Austrian), Slovene (?), Hungarian, Indian, Marathi
As a Finnish name, it is a topographic and ornamental name from kari "small island", "stony rapids", "sandbar", or "rocky place in a field". This name is found throughout Finland.... [more]
KARIV     Hebrew
Means "battle, fight, war" in Hebrew.
KARJAHÄRM     Estonian
Karjahärm is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "pasture (karjamaa) frost (härmatis)".
KARJALA     Finnish, Russian
Finnish from karja ‘cattle’ + the local suffix -la, or possibly from a word of Germanic origin, harja- ‘host’, ‘crowd’, Old Swedish haer. Historic records suggest that the Germanic inhabitants of the area around Lake Ladoga (in present-day Russia) used this term to refer to the Finns who once lived there.
Means "Karelian, a person from Karelia" in Finnish. Derived from Finnish Karjala "Karelia". Karelia is an area on the border between Finland and Russia.
KARJAMAA     Estonian
Karjamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "pastureland".
KARK     Estonian
Kark is an Estonian surname meaning "stilt" (Himantopus himantopus).
KARKAMU     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gaubea, Province of Araba.
KARKAVANDIAN     Armenian, Iranian
Those belonging to the Karkevand/Garkevand district of Iran who are most likely of Armenian origin. Typical modern Armenian last names end with the originally patronymic suffix -յան or -եան, transliterated as -yan, -ian, or less often '-jan'... [more]
KĀRKLIŅŠ     Latvian
Derived from kārkls meaning "osier".
KARLA     Czech
Karla, from English - carla
KARLGREN     Swedish
Combination of the given name KARL and Swedish gren "branch".
KÄRLIN     German, South Slavic
German and Southern Slavic from the personal name Karl (Slavic Karlo). Also an altered spelling of German Gerling.
KARLIN     Jewish
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) habitational name for someone from Karlin, a suburb of Pinsk in Belarus, in which the Jews formed the majority of the population until the Holocaust. A well-known Hasidic sect originated in Karlin and at one time it attracted so many followers that a (now obsolete) Russian word for ‘Hasid’ was Karliner (of Yiddish origin)... [more]
KARLIN     Swedish
Swedish variant spelling of Carlin.
KARLIN     Polish
Polish habitational name from a village in Poland.
KARLING     German
A habitational name from Karling in Bavaria.
KARLSBERG     German
Means "Carl's Mountain" in German language, it is also used in other Germanic languages
KARLSSON     Icelandic
The meaning of the name Karlsson is the son of karl or karl's son. This is a big tradition in the icelandic community people name their kids last name the father's first name with either daughter or son.
KARMAKAR     Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Perhaps derived from Sanskrit कर्म (kárma) meaning "action, performance, deed". This is the name of a Bengali Hindu caste of blacksmiths.
KARMAN     English, Dutch
Variant of Carman (1)
KARNER     Estonian
Kärner is a common Estonian surname (meaning "gardener").
KAROTAMM     Estonian
Karotamm is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "karu" (bear) and "tamm" (oak).
KÄRP     Estonian
Kärp is an Estonian surname meaning "stoat" or "ermine".
KARP     English
From the given name Karp.
KARPOV     Russian
Means "son of Karp". A notable bearer is Anatoly Karpov, a Russian chess Grandmaster.
KARRANTZA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the Basque Country.
KARTALLOZI     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
KARTER     Breton
Breton form of Carter. This was the birth surname of Breton-French explorer Jacques Cartier (1491-1557), who is known for discovering the gulf of St. Lawrence.
KARU     Estonian
Karu is an Estonian surname meaning "bear".
KARUNARATNE     Sinhalese
From Sanskrit करुणा (karuṇā) meaning "compassion, pity, kindness, mercy" combined with रत्न (rátna) meaning "jewel, gem, treasure".
KASEI     Japanese
From Japanese 火星 (kasei) meaning "Mars".
KASELAID     Estonian
Kaselaid is an Estonian surname meaning "birch islet".
KASEMAA     Estonian
Kasemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "birch land".
KASEMETS     Estonian
Kasemets is an Estonian surname meaning "birch forest".
KASEPÕLD     Estonian
Kasepõld is an Estonian surname meaning "birch field".
KASEPUU     Estonian
Kasepuu is an Estonian surname meaning "birch tree".
KASHIF     Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Kashif.
KASHIWA     Japanese
This surname is used as 柏 (haku, hyaku, byaku, kashiwa) meaning "oak."... [more]
KASHIWABARA     Japanese
Kashiwa ("Oak") + Bara from Hara ,("Plain").
KASHIWADA     Japanese (Rare)
Kashiwa ("Oak") + Da ("Rice Field/Patty"). Takashi Kashiwada is a retired Professional baseball player.
KASHIWADE     Japanese (Rare)
This family name made of two symbols literally means "Chef". It sounds a lot like Kashiwada, but nothing alike kanji wise.
KASHIWADO     Japanese (Rare)
The kanji used is Kashiwa ("Oak") + Do ("Door"). Kashiwado Tsuyoshi was a Japanese sumo wrestler.
KASHIWAEDA     Japanese
柏 (Kashiwa) refers to the Japanese "emperor/ daimyo oak tree" and 枝 (Eda) means "Bough, Twig, Limb, Knot, Branch, Twig".
KASHIWAGI     Japanese
From 柏 (kashiwa), which specifically refers the Japanese Emperor Oak/Daimyo oak (Quercus dentata), and 木 (ki), meaning "tree".
KASHIWAHARA     Japanese
The same as Kashiwabara.
KASHMANIAN     Armenian
this name is believed to be a version of the name of a city called kashman
KASIMOV     Russian
From the city of Kasimov, located in Ryazan district, Russia.
KASK     Estonian
Estonian location based surname from the word kask meaning "birch tree" and probably designating someone who lived near such a tree.
KASMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Kissami, used more frequently in modern times.
KASPARIAN     Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant of Gasparyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
KASPAROV     Russian
Means "son of Kaspar". Most famously used Garry Kasparov, a Russian chess Grandmaster.
KASPER     German, Czech
From the given name Kasper.
KASS     Estonian
From the Estonian word kass, meaning "cat".
KASSEM     Arabic, Persian
Kassem, Kassim, Kasim, or Qasim \q(a)-sim\ is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Kassem is "charitable, generous; one who gives to the people".... [more]
KASTELIC     Slovene
Means "from a castle".
KASTRATI     Albanian
Derived from the name of the Kastrati tribe inhabiting the region of Malësia in northern Albania.
KASYMOV     Uzbek, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen
Means "son of Qasim".
KATAGIRI     Japanese
From the Japanese 片 (kata) "single-" and 桐 (giri) "foxglove tree."
KATAJA     Finnish
Finnish for common juniper. Originally given to people living near juniper trees.
KATALINIĆ     Croatian
Means "son of Katalin" in Croatian.
KATEB     Arabic
From Arabic كَاتِب (kātib) meaning "writer, scribe, clerk".
KATHRINER     German (Swiss, Rare)
From the given name Kathrin + er meaning "of, from."
It cames only from the greek island lefkada, its by the word meaning is "Downfoot" nut actually it means The guy who run away
KATSURA     Japanese
This surname is used as 桂, 勝占, 勝羅, 勝良, 曽良 or 葛良 with 桂 (kei, katsura) meaning "cinnamon tree, Japanese Judas-tree", 勝 (shou, ka.tsu, katsu, -ga.chi, sugu.reru, meaning "excel, prevail, victory, win", 曽 (so, sou, zou, katsu, katsute, sunawachi) meaning "before, ever, formerly, never, once", 葛 (kachi, katsu, kuzu, tsudzura, katsura) meaning "arrowroot, kudzu", 占 (sen, urana.u, shi.meru) meaning "divining, forecasting, fortune-telling, get, have, hold, occupy, take", 羅 (ra, usumono) meaning "gauze, Rome, thin silk" and 良 (ryou, i.i, yo.i, ra) meaning "good, pleasing, skilled."... [more]
KATZ     Jewish
An abbreviation of the phrase kohen tsedek "righteous priest".
KATZIN     Jewish
Jewish: nickname from Hebrew katsin ‘rich man’. ... [more]
KATZMAN     Slavic
Slavic form of Katz. Means "high priest, king."
KAU     German
From Middle High German gehau "(mountain) clearing" hence a topographic name for a mountain dweller or possibly an occupational name for a logger.
KAU     German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a mineshaft, from Middle High German kouw(e) "mining hut".
KAUFMANN     German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a merchant or wholesaler (see Kaufer). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Kaufman.
KAULITZ     German (East Prussian)
Famous bearers of this surname are Bill Kaulitz (German singer, songwriter, voice actor, designer, and model) and his twin brother Tom Kaulitz (German singer, songwriter, voice actor, designer, and model) are both in the German pop-rock / alternative rock band, Tokio Hotel.
KAUN     Estonian
Kaun is an Estonian surname meaning "pod" or "legume".
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