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KAYANO     Japanese (Rare), Brazilian
Kaya means "yew tree",and No means "field,meadow,wilderness".People with this last name are Kayano Gonbei (a samurai),Ai Kayano(a voice actress of MANY characters /more than 30),and Shigeru Kayano(an Ainu politician who lived well up to 2006)... [more]
KAYLOR     Scottish, German
Variant of Scottish Keillor.... [more]
KAYSER     German
Variant of KAISER.
KAZ     Jewish
Variant of Katz.
KAZACOV     Russian
Variant spelling of Kazakov.
KAZAF     ?
KAZAKOV     Russian
Means “son of the Cossack” from Russian казак (kazak) "Cossack".
KAZAMI     Japanese
From Japanese 風 (kaza) meaning "wind" and 見 (mi) meaning "to see".
KAZAN     Jewish
From Hebew chazan, which is an occupational name for a cantor in a synagogue.
KAZAN     Ukrainian, Belarusian, Jewish
From Turkish kazan meaning "kettle, boiler, furnace".
KAZAN     Greek
Reduced form of Kazandis which is an occupational surname for a maker of cauldrons or someone who uses a cauldron for the distillation of ouzo or raki. It is derived from Turkish kazanci meaning "cauldron worker", "furnace worker"; from kazan meaning "cauldron" and -ci which is a patronymic derivative.
KAZANOV     Russian
Means "of Kazan". Kazan is a city in Russia and the capital of Tatarstan, a Russian republic.
KAZE     Japanese
From Japanese 風 (kaze) meaning "wind".
KAZEHAYA     Japanese
Kaze means "wind" and haya means "fast".
KAZETANI     Japanese
From Japanese 風 (kaze) meaning "wind" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
KAZIM     Pakistani, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Kazim.
KAZIMIROV     Russian
Means "son of Kazimir".
KAZIMOV     Azerbaijani
Means "son of Kazım".
KAZLAUSKAS     Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of the Polish surname Kozlowski. Kazlauskas is the most popular surname in Lithuania.
KAŹMIERCZAK     Polish
Patronymic derived from the given name Kazimierz.
KEALA     Hawaiian
From the given name Keala.
KEALOHA     Hawaiian
From the given name Kealoha.
KEARNS     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Céirín ‘descendant of Céirín’, a personal name from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’. English patronymic -s has been added superfluously.
KEARNY     Irish
Variant of Kearney.
KEARSE     Irish
Variant of KEIRSEY.
KEATE     English
Variant of KEAT.
KEATON     English
Variant of Keeton.
KEEL     English (Anglicized), English, Irish, German (Swiss), German (Anglicized)
English habitational name from Keele in Staffordshire, named from Old English cy ‘cows’ + hyll ‘hill’, or from East and West Keal in Lincolnshire, which are named from Old Norse kjolr ‘ridge’... [more]
KEEL     Irish
Irish reduced form of McKeel.
KEEL     German (Swiss)
Swiss German variant of Kehl.
KEEL     German (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of German Kühl (see Kuhl), Kiehl, or Kiel.
KEELER     English
English: occupational name for a boatman or boatbuilder, from an agent derivative of Middle English kele ‘ship’, ‘barge’ (from Middle Dutch kiel). Americanized spelling of German Kühler, from a variant of an old personal name (see Keeling) or a variant of Kuhl.
KEELING     Irish, English
Irish: see Keeley. ... [more]
KEENAN     Irish
Derived from the given name Keenan meaing "anceint".
KEENER     English
Anglicized form of Kiener or Kühner.
KEETON     English
Habitational name from a place called Ketton in Durham or one in Rutland or from Keaton in Ermington, Devon. The first is named from the Old English personal name Catta or the Old Norse personal name Káti and Old English tun "settlement"; the second is probably from an old river name or tribal name Cetan (possibly a derivative of Celtic ced "wood") and Old English ea "river"; and the last possibly from Cornish kee "hedge, bank" and Old English tun.
KEGLER     German
Nickname for a skilled or enthusiastic skittles player, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kegel meaning "skittle", "pin".
KEGO     Scottish
Scottish - Eaglesham, Renfrewshire Scotland
KEHLER     German
Habitational name from various places called Kehl, notably the town across the Rhine from Strasbourg. In some cases it may be a variant of Köhler.
KEILLOR     Scottish
Habitational name from a place in Angus called Keilor.
KEIM     German
Unknown.
KEINATH     German
Possibly a variant of Keinrath, from the personal name Konrad. ... [more]
KEIPER     German
Similar to the origins of Kuiper (Dutch) and Cooper (English), Keiper was an occupation which means "cooper" or "barrelmaker".
KEIRSEY     Irish
Topographic name of Norman origin name dating back to the 13th century.
KEKOA     Hawaiian
From the given name Kekoa.
KELAVA     Croatian
Possibly derived from Turkish kel, meaning "bald".... [more]
KELCH     German
nickname from Middle High German kelch "double chin", "goiter". from another meaning of Middle High German kelch "glass", "chalice", hence a metonymic occupational name for a chalice maker or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a chalice.
KELEKOLIO     Hawaiian
From the given name Kelekolio.
KELHAM     English
Derived from the village of Kelham, near Newark-upon-Trent, Nottingham.
KELLEHER     Irish
From Gaelic Ó Céileachair meaning "son of Céileachar". The Irish given name Céileachar means "companion-dear", i.e., "lover of company".
KELLEN     German
From the name of a place in Rhineland, which is derived from Middle Low German kel (a field name denoting swampy land) or from the dialect word kelle meaning "steep path, ravine".
KELM     German
Germanized form of Polish Chelm ‘peak’, ‘hill’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a pointed summit, or habitational name from a city in eastern Poland or any of various other places named with this word.
KELSCH     German (Anglicized)
Partly Americanized form of German Koelsch.
KELSHAW     English
Derived from the villages of North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire.
KELSO     Scottish
Habitational name from Kelso on the river Tweed in Roxburghshire, perhaps so named from Old English cealc "chalk" + hoh "ridge", "spur".
KELTON     Scottish
Scottish habitational name from the village of Kelton in the parish of the same name in Kirkcudbrightshire.
KELTY     Scottish
From the name of a village in Fife, Scotland, which was derived from Scottish Gaelic coillte "wooded area, grove".
ĶEMERIS     Latvian
Derived from the place name Ķemeri.
KEMPE     Swedish
Variant of KÄMPE.
KEMPER     German, Dutch
German: status name denoting a peasant farmer or serf, an agent noun derivative of Kamp ... [more]
KEMPTON     English
From the name of a place in Shropshire meaning "Cempa's town" or "warrior town", from a combination of either the Old English word cempa "warrior" or the byname derived from it and tun "farmstead, settlement".
KENDALE     English (Rare)
Variant of kendal
KENMA     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "to see enough".
KENNAWAY     English
From the medieval personal name Kenewi, from Old English Cynewīg, literally "royal war", or Cēnwīg, literally "bold war".
KENNEALLY     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cionnfhaolaidh ‘descendant of Cionnfhaoladh’, a personal name derived from ceann ‘head’ + faol ‘wolf’.
KENNELLY     Irish
Variant spelling of Kenneally.
KENNY     English, Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinnigh "descendant of Coinneach" or Ó Cionaodha "descendant of Cionaodh".
KENSINGTON     English
English surname meaning "Cynesige's town", from the Old English personal name Cynesige and ton 'town'.
KENSLEY     English
This surname might derive from the surname Kinsley or from the locational surname Kelsey (denoting someone who is from either North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire).
KENT     English (?)
Region in England
KENTIE     Scottish, English, Dutch
Origin and meaning unknown. The name Kentie was spread in the Netherlands when a Scottish soldier, Alexander Kenti, settled at Woudrichem, the Netherlands around 1650. Alexander Kenti was born and raised in the Scottish highlands... [more]
KENWYN     Cornish (Rare)
This surname is derived from the name of a town and river in Cornwall, England (called Keynwynn in Cornish). It is said that the name is derived from Cornish keyn meaning "back, keel, ridge" and gwynn meaning "white, fair, blessed."
KENYON     English, Welsh
Kenyon is a surname from Wales meaning "a person from Ennion's Mound"
KENZA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Kenza.
KEOUGH     Irish, Scottish
Anglicized, reduced form of Mac Eochaidh meaning "son of Eochaidh".
KERÄNEN     Finnish
Possibly from Keräpää, a nickname for a bald person or someone with a round head and/or with closely cropped hair, + the common surname suffix -nen. In eastern Finland the name dates back to the 16th century.
KERCHNER     German, Jewish
Variant of KIRCHNER.
KERGE     Estonian
Kerge is an Estonian surname meaning both "slight" and "easy".
KERGOAT     Breton, French
From Breton ker "Village" or "Area" and koad "Woods".
KERHERVÉ     Breton
From Breton ker "Village" or "Area" and the name Hervé.
KERIN     Irish (Latinized, Rare)
Irish variation of Kieran. ... [more]
KERINGTON     English
Varient of Carrington.
KERNEBONE     English, Cornish
Cornish
KERRET     ?
KERSTEIN     German
Derived from -kirsch "cherry" and -stein "stone", variant of Kirstein.
KESHET     Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Keshet which means "rainbow" in Hebrew, it is used more as a surname than a given name.
KESKÜLA     Estonian
Kesküla is an Estonian name, derived from "kesk" ("central") and "küla" ("village").
KESSEL     German
From the Middle High German kezzel meaning "kettle, cauldron"; either an occupational surname for a maker of copper cooking vessels or a habitational/topographic name derived from the same word.
KESSEL     Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name for someone from any of several places named "Kessel" in the Belgian provinces of Antwerp and Limburg or North Brabant in The Netherlands.
KESSLER     German, Jewish
Denotes a coppersmith or maker of copper cooking vessels, derived from Middle High German kezzel meaning “kettle, cauldron”.
KETCHAM     English
Reduced form of KITCHENHAM
KETCHUM     English
Variant of KETCHAM
KETLEY     English
Means "person from Ketley", Shropshire ("glade frequented by cats").
KETURAKIS     Lithuanian
four eyes
KEUCH     German
Variation of Kuch.
KEYN     Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from the Norwegian word for "strong pillar".
KHABIBULLIN     Tatar, Bashkir
From the given name Habib.
KHAJIMBA     Abkhaz
Of unknown meaning. A notable bearer is Raul Khajimba (1958-), the current President of Abkhazia.
KHALAF     Arabic
Means "Successor" in Arabic
KHALID     Arabic
From the given name Khalid.
KHALIF     Somali
Somali form of Khalifa.
KHALIFA     Arabic
From the given name Khalifa.
KHALIL     Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From the given name Khalil.
KHAN     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Pashto, Kashmiri, Punjabi
Derived from the Turkic military title khan, which is ultimately of Mongolian origin from ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ (qaɣan) meaning "king, emperor, sovereign".
KHANANISHO     Assyrian
An Assyrian, Aramaic, Christian name, meaning "mercy of Jesus", from Khanan (mercy, compassion, kindness), and Isho, the Eastern Aramaic pronunciation of Jesus' Name.... [more]
KHANSARI     Persian
Actual meaning is unknown; originated in the Iranian tribe the Kurds.
KHARAZIA     Abkhaz
There are several theories on the origin of the name. It could be derived from Arabic حَارِس (ḥāris) meaning "guard, guardian, defender", from a contraction of a Hebrew term, or from the Abkhaz word ҳара (ḥārā́) meaning "we, ours" combined with the Abkhaz suffix -ya or -ia denoting descent.
KHARE     Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "pure, true" in Hindi and Marathi.
KHAREBATY     Ossetian
Derived from Georgian ხარება (xareba) meaning "annunciation".
KHAREBOV     Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of Kharebaty.
KHASANOV     Chechen, Uzbek, Tajik, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tatar, Bashkir
Means "son of Khasan" in Chechen, Uzbek, Tajik, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tatar, and Bashkir.
KHASHBA     Abkhaz
Either derived from Abkhaz ахацə (āxācə) meaning "stone" or алашара (ālāšārā) "light".
KHAT     Khmer
From Chinese 凯 meaning "triumphant","victorious"
KHATIB     Arabic
From Arabic خَطِيب (ḵaṭīb) meaning "speaker, preacher, orator". In Islam, the word also refers to the person who delivers the sermon (khutbah) during the Friday and Eid prayers.
KHATUN     Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Persian خاتون (xātūn) referring to a title of nobility and the feminine equivalent of the Turkic title khan meaning "leader, ruler".
KHAYBULAEV     Avar, Crimean Tatar
Means "son of Khaybulla", from a given name derived from Arabic حَيّ (ḥayy) meaning "alive" combined with الله (allāh) meaning "Allah, God".
KHIEV     Khmer
From Khmer ខៀវ (khiev) meaning "blue".
KHIL     Russian
Russian spelling of Hill. A notable bearer was Russian baritone singer Eduard Khil (1934-2012).
KHIZRIEV     Chechen
Means "son of Khizir".
KHOL     ?
KHOLODOV     Russian
Derived from Russian холод (kholod) meaning "cold".
KHOSRAVI     Persian
From the given name Khusraw.
KHOURI     Arabic
Variant transcription of Khoury.
KHOURY     Arabic
Means "priest" in Arabic, ultimately from the Latin curia "court". The meaning denotes a Christian priest, therefore the surname is used by Arab Christians.
KHÚC     Vietnamese
Means "piece, section, chunck" from the character . The famous bearers the Khúc family were a group of leaders who challenged Tang rule over Vietnam.
KHUMALO     Zulu, Ndebele, South African
Zulu and Ndebele clan name meaning "descendant of the fish tribe".
KICHIDA     Japanese
It is the same as Yoshida, it means "Lucky, Fortunate Rice Paddy/ Field". This seems to be less common than Yoshida.
KICKLIGHTER     American
Americanized spelling of German Kückleiter, literally ‘chicken ladder’, probably a nickname for a chicken farmer.
KIDA     Japanese
From Japanese 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood" and 田 (da) meaning "field, rice paddy".
KIDDER     English
English: possibly an occupational name from early modern English kidd(i)er ‘badger’, a licensed middleman who bought provisions from farmers and took them to market for resale at a profit, or alternatively a variant of Kidman... [more]
KIDMAN     English
English: occupational name, probably for a goatherd (from Middle English kid(e) ‘young goat’ + man ‘man’), but possibly also for a cutter of wood used for fuel. (from Middle English kidde ‘faggot’ (an archaic English unit for a bundle of sticks)).
KIDNEY     Irish
Surname translated from Irish surname DUANE to English KIDNEY Mainly found in County Cork. Original Irish clan name is Ó DUBHÁIN.
KIDWELL     Welsh, English
The origins of this surname are uncertain, but it may be derived from Middle English kidel "fish weir", denoting a person who lived by a fish weir or made his living from it, or from an English place called Kiddal, probably meaning "Cydda's corner of land" from the Old English given name Cydda and halh "nook or corner of land".
KIEHL     Medieval Low German
From Middle Low German kil ‘wedge’, applied as a metonymic occupational name or as a pejorative nickname for a ruffian. Possibly a habitational name from Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein, from Dutch and Frisian kil ‘stagnant water’ (see Kiel)... [more]
KIEL     German
German surname of several possible origins and meanings.... [more]
KIEL     Dutch
Dutch from Middle Dutch kidel, kedel ‘smock’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who make such garments or perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore one. Also a dutch habitational name from a place so named in Antwerp or from the German city Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein.
KIEL     Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Kil.
KIEL     Polish
Polish from kiel ‘tooth’, ‘fang’, hence a nickname for someone with bad or protruding teeth.
KIENLIEN     German (East Prussian)
Julie Lienlien, Spouse Eduard Lehmann, Mother of Anna Katharina Lehmann (b. 1858)
KIERAN     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciaráin ‘descendant of Ciarán’, a byname from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black-haired’. It was borne by two Irish saints, a hermit of the 5th century and the founder of the monastery at Clonmacnoise.
KIERKEGAARD     Danish
Means "farm near the church" from elements kirke meaning "church" and gaard meaning "farm." A famous bearer is Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.
KIESTLER     German
Possibly a form of Kistler an occupation name for a joiner or cabinet maker.
KIFF     English
the origin of the name KIFF could have come from a variation of KITH as in "kith and kin". The O.E.D. definition of the word KITH is that of a native land, familiar place or home so "kith and kin" meant your home and your relations... [more]
KIFF     German
Topographic name from a Westphalian dialect Kiff "outhouse, tied cottage, shack".
KIHARA     Japanese
Ki ("Tree, Wood") + Hara ("Plain").
KIHLBERG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish kil "wedge" and berg "mountain".
KIIL     Estonian
Kiil is an Estonian surname meaning both "keel" and "wedge (tool)".
KIISK     Estonian
Kiisk is an Estonian name meaning "ruffe" (a freshwater fish: Gymnocephalus cernua).
KIKERPILL     Estonian
Kikerpill is an Estonian surname meaning "cicer instrument".
KIKERPUU     Estonian
Kikerpuu is an Estonian surname meaning "cicer wood".
KIKIDIS     Greek
(Greek background) not very common surname and comes from Greece
KIKKAS     Estonian
Kikkas is an Estonian surname, derived from "kikas", meaning "rooster".
KIKYO     Japanese
This surname is used as 桔梗, 喜京, 木京 or 鬼京 with 桔 (kitsu, ketsu, ki), which is used in plant names, 梗 (kyou, kou, oomune, fusagu, yamanire) meaning "close up, flower stem, for the most part", 喜 (ki, yoroko.basu, yoroko.bu) meaning "rejoice, take pleasure in", 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood", 鬼 (ki, oni, oni-) meaning "devil, ghost" and 京 (kyou, kin, kei, miyako) meaning "capital."... [more]
KIL     Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname from Yiddish kil ‘cool’.
KIL     Korean
There is one Chinese character for the Kil surname. In the 1930 census, there was a significantly larger number of Kils living in Korea; it was the 62nd most common name in Korea. In a census taken after the Korean War, however, it had dropped to 72nd... [more]
KILBRIDE     Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Bhrighde "son of the devotee of Saint Brigid" (cf. MACBRIDE). Many of Saint Brigid's attributes became attached to the historical figure of St. Brigit of Kildare, Ireland, thus the spelling.
KILBURG     German, Luxembourgish
"Kyll castle," from German burg (castle) near the Kyll river in Germany. Also "wedge mountain" in Swedish: kil (wedge) and berg (mountain).
KILCOMMON     Irish
Indicated a person who was from Kilcommon, Erris, County Mayo in Ireland. The place name Kilcommon derives from the Gaeltacht phrase Cill Chomáin, meaning "church of St. Comán."
KILCOMMONS     Irish
Variant of KILCOMMON
KILGORE     Scottish
Habitational name for someone from Kilgour in Fife, named with the Gaelic coille "wood" and gobhar, gabhar "goat".
KILIÇ     Turkish
Means "sword" in Turkish.
KILINÇ     Turkish
Variant spelling of Kılıç.
KILLEEN     Irish
From the Gaelic name Ó Cillín meaning "descendant of Cillín".
KILLIAN     Irish (Anglicized, Modern), German
Meaning "little church". From cill (Irish for "church") and -ín, a Gaelic diminutive.
KILMESTER     German
Kilmester is attested as a surname near Rostock in the 13th century.
KILPATRICK     Irish, Scottish
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phádraig "son of the servant of (Saint) Patrick"... [more]
KILVERT     English
Probably from an Old Norse personal name Ketilfrith, literally "cauldron peace". The surname was borne by British clergyman and diarist Francis Kilvert (1840-1879).
KIM     Khmer
Khmer variation of the chinese name "Jin"
KIN     Dutch
Nickname for someone with a pointed or jutting chin.
KINCAID     Scottish
Scottish habitational name from a place near Lennoxtown, north of Glasgow, which is first recorded in 1238 as Kincaith and in 1250 as Kincathe. The former spelling suggests derivation from Gaelic ceann ‘head’, ‘top’ + càithe ‘pass’, whereas the latter would point to cadha ‘quagmire’ as the second element.
KIND     English, German, Jewish, Dutch
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) from Middle High German kint, German Kind ‘child’, hence a nickname for someone with a childish or naive disposition, or an epithet used to distinguish between a father and his son... [more]
KINDLEBERGER     German
One who lights bergs
KINDNESS     English (Puritan)
Simply from the English abstract noun
KINGSEPP     Estonian
Kingsepp is an Estonian surname meaning "shoemaker".
KINGSFORD     English
English habitational name from any of various places named Kingsford, for example in Essex, Devon, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire. The name ostensibly means ‘the king’s ford’, but the one in Worcestershire is named as Ceningaford ‘ford of Cena’s people’.
KINGSLEIGH     English
It is a variant of KINGSLEY.
KINGSOLVER     English (American)
Altered form of English Consolver, which is unexplained. Compare Kinsolving.
KINJO     Japanese
From the Japanese 金 (kin or kane) "gold," "money" and 城 (jo or shiro) "castle."
KINK     Estonian
Kink is an Estonian surname meaning "bestowal" or "gift".
KINKADE     Scottish
Habitation name, from the lands of Kincaid in Scotland.
KINNE     German, Dutch
German: From the female given name Kinne, a Silesian diminutive of Kunigunde.... [more]
KINNEY     Scottish
Reduced form of McKinney.
KINNUNEN     Finnish
Uncertain origin. The first part, kinnu, is possibly derived from Swedish skinn "(animal) skin". -nen is a common surname suffix in Finland.
KINNUNEN     Finnish
Finnish cognate of Skinner
KINO     Japanese
Of unknown meaning. A notable name bearer is a fictional character "Makoto Kino" in the "Sailor Moon" anime.
KINOSHITA     Japanese
From Japanese 木 (ki) meaning "tree", 之 (no), an element meaning "of", and 下 (shita) meaning "below, under".
KINSELLA     Irish
From Gaelic Uí Ceinnsealaigh meaning "descendant of Cinnsealach", a given name probably meaning "chief warrior".
KINSEY     English
Anglo-Saxon
KINSOLVING     English
Altered form of English Consolver
KINUGASA     Japanese
Kinu means "cloth" while Gasa means "hat". This "Cloth Hat" surname belongs to Teinosuke Kinugasa,and actor who lived long in the late 1900's,Sachio Kinugasa is a former football player and Tatsuya Kinugasa is a former medley swimmer.There's also a stadium & railway station with this name.
KINZLER     German
Variant of KINTZ or KÜNZLER.
KIPPENBERGER     German, French, Scottish
Mainly means "Shepard".
KIPPING     German
German: habitational name from a place named with Middle High German kip ‘point’, ‘peak’ or from Kippingen in the Rhineland.
KIRCH     German
German: from Middle High German kirche ‘church’, hence a topographic name for someone living by a church or a occupational nickname from someone employed by the church. ... [more]
KIRCHOFER     German
German topographic name for someone living near a churchyard, or habitational name for the proprietor or tenant of a farm named as "Church Farm", from Middle High German kirche "church" + hof "farmstead", "manor farm".
KIRIGAYA     Japanese
This surname is used as 桐谷, 桐ケ谷, 桐ヶ谷 or 桐萱 with 桐 (tou, dou, kiri) meaning "paulownia," 谷 (koku, kiwa.maru, tani, ya) meaning "valley" and 萱 (ken, kaya, kanzou) meaning "miscanthus reed."... [more]
KIRIGIRI     Popular Culture
This surname is used as 霧切 with 霧 (bu, bou, mu, kiri) meaning "fog, mist" and 切 (sai, setsu, ki.ri, -ki.ri, ki.ru, -ki.ru, ki.re, -ki.re, ki.reru, -ki.reru, -gi.ri, -gi.re) meaning "be sharp, cut(off)."... [more]
KIRIMURA     Japanese
Kiri means "Paulownia" and Mura means "Village".
KIRISHIMA     Japanese
This surname combines 桐 (tou, dou, kiri) meaning "paulownia," 霧 (bu, bou, mu, kiri) meaning "fog, mist" or 切 (sai, setsu, ki.ri, -ki.ri, ki.ru, -ki.ru, ki.re, -ki.re, ki.reru, -ki.reru, -gi.ri, -gi.re) meaning "be sharp, cut(off)" with 島 (tou, shima) meaning "island" or 嶋, which is an outdated variant of 島.... [more]
KIRIYA     Japanese
Kiri ("Paulownia") + Ya ("Valley"). There are many ways to pronounce the Japanese word for valley, such as Tani, Gaya, etc. This depends on the region.
KIRK     English, Northern English, Scottish, Danish
From northern Middle English, Danish kirk "church" (Old Norse kirkja), a topographic name for someone who lived near a church.
KIRKBY     English
Variant of Kirby.
KIRKLAND     English, Scottish
Derived from the Scottish 'kirk', meaning church, and land. This name denoted one who lived near or tended to the land belonging to or surrounding a church. A famous /fictional/ bearer is Arthur Kirkland, a main character in the highly popular anime/webmanga Axis Powers Hetalia... [more]
KIRKPATRICK     English, Scottish, Northern Irish
Habitational name from various places so called from the dedication of their church to St. Patrick. See KIRK.
KIRKSEY     English
English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. This surname is also common in the American South.
KIRSCH     German
Means 'cherry' in German, short form of Kirschstein or other surnames starting with Kirsch.
KIRSCHENBAUM     German
From German means "cherry tree".
KIRSCHSTEIN     German
German surname meaning "cherry stone".
KIRSIPUU     Estonian
Common Estonian surname, taken from the word kirsipuu, meaning "cherrytree".
KIRSTEIN     German
Derivative of the Latin personal name Christianus, also an Americanized spelling of Kirschstein.
KIRSTEN     English
English and modernized version of Kirstein
KIRWAN     Irish
From Gaelic Ó Ciardhubháin meaning "descendant of Ciardhubhán", a given name composed of the elements ciar "dark" and dubh "black" combined with a diminutive suffix.
KISHI     Japanese
From Japanese 岸 (kishi) meaning "shore".
KISHIMOTO     Japanese
Kishi ("Beach") + Moto 元 ("Origin, Source").
KISHIMOTO     Japanese
From Japanese 岸 (kishi) meaning "shore" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
KISHKA     Ukrainian
Means "Cat" in Ukrainian.
KISSAMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "descendants of Qasim" in Arabic. This was the name of a Moroccan family descended from the Idrisid dynasty.
KITABAYASHI     Japanese
From the Japanese 北 (kita) "North" and 林 (bayashi or hayashi) "forest," "woods."
KITAGAWA     Japanese
A Japanese surname meaning "Northern River". It is written 北川 or 喜多川.
KITAMURA     Japanese
From the Japanese 北 (kita) "North" and 村, 邑 or 邨 (mura) "village."
KITANI     Japanese
From the Japanese 木 (ki or moku) "tree," "wood" and 谷 (tani or ya) "valley."
KITANO     Japanese
Kita ("North") + No ("Feild").
KITCHENHAM     English
Occupational surname for a person who was in charge of the kitchen in a royal or noble house, or a monastery. From the Anglo Saxon cycene (German: Küche Dutch: kjøkken Latin: cocina Italian: cucina)
KITLEY     English
Derived from a place name in Devonshire, England, and was first recorded in the form of Kitelhey in 1305.... [more]
KITS     Estonian
Kits is an Estonian surname meaning "goat".
KITSAS     Estonian
Kitsas is an Estonian surname meaning "strait".
KITSON     Scottish, English
Patronymic form of KIT.
KITTELL     German (Anglicized), English
English: variant of Kettle. ... [more]
KITTREDGE     English
Derived from the given name Keterych.
KIUR     Estonian
Kiur is an Estonian surname meaning "pipit" (Anthus).
KIURU     Finnish, Karelian
"lark (bird)"
KIVI     Estonian
From the word kivi, meaning "stone".
KIVILAAN     Estonian
Kivilaan is an Estonian surname meaning "stone wintergreen".
KIVIMÄGI     Estonian
Kivimägi is an Estonian name meaning "stone mountain/hill".
KIVIMÄKI     Finnish
"Combined of Finnish words kivi (stone) and mäki (hill)"
KIVIRÄHK     Estonian
Kivirähk is an Estonian surname meaning "stone scree".
KIVISILD     Estonian
Kivisild is an Estonian surname meaning "stone bridge".
KIVISTIK     Estonian
Kivistik is an Estonian surname meaning "fossil grove".
KIVISTÖ     Finnish
A combination of Finnish kivi "stone, rock" and the suffix -stö.
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