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KATHRINERGerman (Swiss, Rare)
From the given name Kathrin + er meaning "of, from."
KATOPODISGreek
It cames only from the greek island lefkada, its by the word meaning is "Downfoot" nut actually it means The guy who run away
KATSURAJapanese
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, masa.ru) 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]
KATZJewish
An abbreviation of the phrase kohen tsedek "righteous priest".
KATZINJewish
Jewish: nickname from Hebrew katsin ‘rich man’. ... [more]
KATZMANSlavic
Slavic form of Katz. Means "high priest, king."
KAUGerman
From Middle High German gehau "(mountain) clearing" hence a topographic name for a mountain dweller or possibly an occupational name for a logger.
KAUGerman
Topographic name for someone who lived by a mineshaft, from Middle High German kouw(e) "mining hut".
KAUFMANNGerman
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a merchant or wholesaler (see Kaufer). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Kaufman.
KAULITZGerman (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.
KAUNEstonian
Kaun is an Estonian surname meaning "pod" or "legume".
KAUNASLithuanian
From Kaunas, the name of a city in Lithuania, itself most likely derived from a given name.
KAUPEstonian
Kaup is an Estonian surname meaning "merchandise" or "goods".
KAUPMEESEstonian
Kaupmees is an Estonian surname meaning "shopkeeper".
KAUREstonian
Kaur is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name) derived from the given name "Kaur" (loon: Gavia).
KAUSGerman
From a regional (Hessian) variant of the habitational name Kues, from a place on the Mosel river, probably so named from Late Latin covis "field barn", "rack" and earlier recorded as Couese, Cobesa.
KAUSCHGerman
Pet name derived from the Old High German personal name Gozwin, of uncertain origin.
KAUSCHGerman
From a medieval form of the Old High German personal name CHUZO.
KAUTGerman
Netonymic occupational name for a flax grower or dealer, from Middle High German kute, from Kaut(e) "male dove", hence a metonymic occupational name for the owner or keeper of a dovecote.
KAUTGerman
Topographic name from the Franconian dialect word Kaut(e) "hollow", "pit", "den".
KAUTENHungarian
Nickolas Kauten was born July 15, 1890, in Austria - Hungary, ... [more]
KAUTZGerman
Nickname for a shy or strange person, from Middle High German kuz "screech owl".
KAUTZMANNGerman
Variant of KAUTZ, with the addition of Middle High German -man "man".
KAVARAIIndian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "landowner".
KAWAPolish
Nickname derived from kawka, meaning ‘jackdaw’.
KAWAJapanese
"River, Stream".
KAWABATAJapanese
'Side or bank of the river'; written two ways, with two different characters for kawa ‘river’. One family is descended from the northern Fujiwara through the Saionji family; the other from the Sasaki family... [more]
KAWADAJapanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
KAWAHARAJapanese
Kawa means "River" and Hara means "Plain".
KAWAIJapanese (Rare)
Kawa means "River" and I means "Well,Mine shaft,or pit" or possibly I meaning "Rely on". This is written in more ways than this.
KAWAKITAJapanese
川 (Kawa) means "River" and 北 (Kita) means "North".
KAWAMOTOJapanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
KAWAMURAJapanese
From the Japanese 川 or 河 (kawa) "river" and 村, 邑 or 邨 (mura) "village."
KAWANAKAJapanese
Kawa means "Stream, River" and Naka means "Middle".
KAWANISHIJapanese
Nishikawa backwards, Kawa means "River, Stream" and Nishi means "West".
KAWANOJapanese
From the Japanese 川 or 河 (kawa or gawa) and 野 (no) "field," "area."
KAWASAKIJapanese
"River cape"; found mainly in eastern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.
KAWASHIMAJapanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream, brook" and 島 (shima) or 嶋 (shima) both meaning "island".
KAWASHITAJapanese
Kawa means "River, Stream" and Shita means "Under, Below".
KAWATAJapanese
Variant transcription of Kawada.
KAWAUCHIJapanese
From Japanese 河 (kawa) or 川 (kawa) meaning "river" combined with 内 (uchi) meaning "inside".
KAYATurkish
Means "rock" in Turkish.
KAYANOJapanese (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]
KAYEEnglish
From the first name Kaye.
KAYLORScottish, German
Variant of Scottish Keillor.... [more]
KAYSERGerman
Variant of KAISER.
KAZJewish
Variant of Katz.
KAZACOVRussian
Variant spelling of Kazakov.
KAZAKOVRussian
Means "son of the Cossack" from Russian казак (kazak) "Cossack".
KAZAMAJapanese
From Japanese 風 (kaza) meaning "wind" and 間 (ma) meaning "space, room".
KAZAMIJapanese
From Japanese 風 (kaza) meaning "wind" and 見 (mi) meaning "to see".
KAZANJewish
From Hebew chazan, which is an occupational name for a cantor in a synagogue.
KAZANUkrainian, Belarusian, Jewish
From Turkish kazan meaning "kettle, boiler, furnace".
KAZANGreek
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.
KAZANOVRussian
Means "of Kazan", either referring to the city of Kazan in Tatarstan, Russia, or from a given name. The name is most likely of Turkic origin, possibly from Bulgar qazan meaning "cauldron, pot", which would have been used to denote someone who made pots.
KAZEJapanese
From Japanese 風 (kaze) meaning "wind".
KAZEHAYAJapanese
Kaze means "wind" and haya means "fast".
KAZETANIJapanese
From Japanese 風 (kaze) meaning "wind" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
KAZIMPakistani, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Kazim.
KAZIMIROVRussian
Means "son of Kazimir".
KAZIMOVAzerbaijani
Means "son of Kazım".
KAZLAUSKASLithuanian
Lithuanian form of the Polish surname Kozlowski. Kazlauskas is the most popular surname in Lithuania.
KAŹMIERCZAKPolish
Patronymic derived from the given name Kazimierz.
KEALAHawaiian
From the given name Keala.
KEALOHAHawaiian
From the given name Kealoha.
KEARNSIrish (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.
KEARNYIrish
Variant of Kearney.
KEARSEIrish
Variant of KEIRSEY.
KEATEEnglish
Variant of KEAT.
KEDEMHebrew
Either means "east" or "ancient" in Hebrew.
KEEDUSEstonian
Keedus is an Estonian surname meaning "brew".
KEELEnglish (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]
KEELIrish
Irish reduced form of McKeel.
KEELGerman (Swiss)
Swiss German variant of Kehl.
KEELGerman (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of German Kühl (see Kuhl), Kiehl, or Kiel.
KEELEREnglish
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.
KEENANIrish
Derived from the given name Keenan meaing "anceint".
KEENEREnglish
Anglicized form of Kiener or Kühner.
KEETONEnglish
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 tūn "settlement"; the second is probably from an old river name or tribal name Cētan (possibly a derivative of Celtic cēd "wood") and Old English ēa "river"; and the last possibly from Cornish kee "hedge, bank" and Old English tūn.
KEGLERGerman
Nickname for a skilled or enthusiastic skittles player, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kegel meaning "skittle", "pin".
KEGOScottish
Scottish - Eaglesham, Renfrewshire Scotland
KEHELEYIrish (Anglicized)
americanized version of an irish clan name
KEHLERGerman
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.
KEIDARHebrew
Keidar is an ancient nickname given to the descendants of Ishmael.
KEILLORScottish
Habitational name from a place in Angus called Keilor.
KEIMGerman
Unknown.
KEINATHGerman
Possibly a variant of Keinrath, from the personal name Konrad. ... [more]
KEIPERGerman
Similar to the origins of Kuiper (Dutch) and Cooper (English), Keiper was an occupation which means "cooper" or "barrelmaker".
KEIRSEYIrish
Topographic name of Norman origin name dating back to the 13th century.
KEKOAHawaiian
From the given name Kekoa.
KELAVACroatian
Possibly derived from Turkish kel, meaning "bald".... [more]
KELCHGerman
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.
KELDEREstonian
Kelder is an Estonian surname meaning "cellar".
KELEKOLIOHawaiian
From the given name Kelekolio.
KELHAMEnglish
Derived from the village of Kelham, near Newark-upon-Trent, Nottingham.
KELLEHERIrish
From Gaelic Ó Céileachair meaning "son of Céileachar". The Irish given name Céileachar means "companion-dear", i.e., "lover of company".
KELLENGerman
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".
KELMGerman
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.
KELSCHGerman (Anglicized)
Partly Americanized form of German Koelsch.
KELSHAWEnglish
Derived from the villages of North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire.
KELSOScottish
Habitational name from Kelso on the river Tweed in Roxburghshire, perhaps so named from Old English cealc "chalk" + hoh "ridge", "spur".
KELTONScottish
Scottish habitational name from the village of Kelton in the parish of the same name in Kirkcudbrightshire.
KELTYScottish
From the name of a village in Fife, Scotland, which was derived from Scottish Gaelic coillte "wooded area, grove".
ĶEMERISLatvian
Derived from the place name Ķemeri.
KEMPESwedish
Variant of KÄMPE.
KEMPERGerman, Dutch
German: status name denoting a peasant farmer or serf, an agent noun derivative of Kamp ... [more]
KEMPTONEnglish
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".
KENMAJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "to see enough".
KENNAWAYEnglish
From the medieval personal name Kenewi, from Old English Cynewīg, literally "royal war", or Cēnwīg, literally "bold war".
KENNEALLYIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cionnfhaolaidh ‘descendant of Cionnfhaoladh’, a personal name derived from ceann ‘head’ + faol ‘wolf’.
KENNELLYIrish
Variant spelling of Kenneally.
KENNYEnglish, Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinnigh "descendant of Coinneach" or Ó Cionaodha "descendant of Cionaodh".
KENSINGTONEnglish
English surname meaning "Cynesige's town", from the Old English personal name Cynesige and ton 'town'.
KENSLEYEnglish
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).
KENTEnglish (?)
Region in England
KENTIEScottish, 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]
KENWYNCornish (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."
KENYONEnglish, Welsh
Kenyon is a surname from Wales meaning "a person from Ennion's Mound"
KENZAArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Kenza.
KEOUGHIrish, Scottish
Anglicized, reduced form of Mac Eochaidh meaning "son of Eochaidh".
KERÄNENFinnish
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.
KERÄNENFinnish
Possibly from Keräpää, a nickname for a bald person or someone with a round head and/or with closely cropped hair, combined with the common surname suffix -nen. In eastern Finland the name dates back to the 16th century.
KERESEstonian
Keres is an Estonian surname derived from "kere", meaning both "hull" and "coach work".
KERGEEstonian
Kerge is an Estonian surname meaning both "slight" and "easy".
KERGOATBreton, French
From Breton ker "Village" or "Area" and koad "Woods".
KERHERVÉBreton
From Breton ker "Village" or "Area" and the name Hervé.
KERSTEINGerman
Derived from -kirsch "cherry" and -stein "stone", variant of Kirstein.
KESAEstonian
Kesa is an Estonian surname meaning "fallow".
KESAVÄLIEstonian
Kesaväli is an Estonian surname meaning "fallow field".
KESHETHebrew (Modern)
From the given name Keshet which means "rainbow" in Hebrew, it is used more as a surname than a given name.
KESKÜLAEstonian
Kesküla is an Estonian name, derived from "kesk" ("central") and "küla" ("village").
KESLERGerman, Dutch, Jewish
It is an occupational name that means coppersmith. In alpine countries the name derived from the definition: the one living in the basin of a valley.
KESSELGerman
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.
KESSELDutch, 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.
KESSLERGerman, Jewish
Denotes a coppersmith or maker of copper cooking vessels, derived from Middle High German kezzel meaning “kettle, cauldron”.
KETCHAMEnglish
Reduced form of KITCHENHAM
KETLEYEnglish
Means "person from Ketley", Shropshire ("glade frequented by cats").
KEUCHGerman
Variation of Kuch.
KEVINVarious
From the given name Kevin.
KEYNNorwegian (Rare)
Derived from the Norwegian word for "strong pillar".
KHABIBULLINTatar, Bashkir
From the given name Habibullah.
KHAJIMBAAbkhaz
Of unknown meaning. A notable bearer is Raul Khajimba (1958-), the current President of Abkhazia.
KHALAFArabic
Means "successor, descendant" in Arabic.
KHALIDArabic
From the given name Khalid.
KHALIFSomali
Somali form of Khalifa.
KHALIFAArabic
From the given name Khalifa.
KHALSAIndian (Sikh), Punjabi
Theorised to be derived from Arabic خَلَصَ (ḵalaṣa) meaning "to be pure, to be clear". In Sikhism, the term refers baptised or initiated Sikhs.
KHANIndian (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".
KHANANISHOAssyrian
An Assyrian, Aramaic, Christian name, meaning "mercy of Jesus", from Khanan (mercy, compassion, kindness), and Isho, the Eastern Aramaic pronunciation of Jesus' Name.... [more]
KHANSARIPersian
Actual meaning is unknown; originated in the Iranian tribe the Kurds.
KHARAZIAAbkhaz
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.
KHAREIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "pure, true" in Hindi and Marathi.
KHAREBATYOssetian
Derived from Georgian ხარება (xareba) meaning "annunciation".
KHASANOVChechen, Uzbek, Tajik, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tatar, Bashkir
Means "son of Khasan" in Chechen, Uzbek, Tajik, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tatar, and Bashkir.
KHASHBAAbkhaz
Either derived from Abkhaz ахацə (āxācə) meaning "stone" or алашара (ālāšārā) "light".
KHATKhmer
From Chinese 凯 meaning "triumphant","victorious"
KHATEEBArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of Khatib.
KHATIBArabic
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.
KHATUNIndian, 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".
KHAVAZADungan
Derived from the second part of the Arabic given name Muhammad, -ha-.
KHAWAJAUrdu, Arabic, Bengali
From the Persian title خواجه (xâje) meaning "lord, master, owner".
KHAYBULAEVAvar, Crimean Tatar
Means "son of Khaybulla", from a given name derived from Arabic حَيّ (ḥayy) meaning "alive" combined with الله (allāh) meaning "Allah, God".
KHIEVKhmer
From Khmer ខៀវ (khiev) meaning "blue".
KHILRussian
Russian spelling of Hill. A notable bearer was Russian baritone singer Eduard Khil (1934-2012).
KHIRLIG-OOLTuvan (Rare)
Means "dirty boy" in Tuvan, from Tuvan хирлиг (khirlig) "dirty" and оол (ool) "son, boy".
KHIZRIEVChechen
Means "son of Khizir".
KHOLODOVRussian
Derived from Russian холод (kholod) meaning "cold".
KHOSRAVIPersian
From the given name Khusraw.
KHOURIArabic
Variant transcription of Khoury.
KHOURYArabic
Means "priest" in Arabic, ultimately from the Latin curia "court". The meaning denotes a Christian priest, therefore the surname is used by Arab Christians.
KHRUSHCHEVRussian (Rare)
Derived from Russian хрущ (khrushch) meaning "cockchafer" or "May beetle".
KHÚCVietnamese
Means "piece, section, chunck" from the character . The famous bearers the Khúc family were a group of leaders who challenged Tang rule over Vietnam.
KHUMALOZulu, Ndebele, South African
Zulu and Ndebele clan name meaning "descendant of the fish tribe".
KHUREN-OOLTuvan (Rare)
Means "brown boy" in Tuvan, from Tuvan хүрең (khüreñ) meaning "brown" combined with оол (ool) "son, boy".
KICHIDAJapanese
It is the same as Yoshida, it means "Lucky, Fortunate Rice Paddy/ Field". This seems to be less common than Yoshida.
KICKLIGHTERAmerican
Americanized spelling of German Kückleiter, literally ‘chicken ladder’, probably a nickname for a chicken farmer.
KIDAJapanese
From Japanese 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood" and 田 (da) meaning "field, rice paddy".
KIDAMURAJapanese
This surname could be made up of 木 (Ki) meaning "Tree, Wood", 貴 (Ki) meaning "Valuabele", or 喜 (Ki) meaning "Rejoice", with 田 (Da) meaning "Rice Paddy, Field", and 村 (Mura) means "Hamlet, Village"... [more]
KIDDEREnglish
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]
KIDMANEnglish
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)).
KIDNEYIrish
Surname translated from Irish surname DUANE to English KIDNEY Mainly found in County Cork. Original Irish clan name is Ó DUBHÁIN.
KIDWELLWelsh, 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".
KIEHLMedieval 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]
KIELGerman
German surname of several possible origins and meanings.... [more]
KIELDutch
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.
KIELJewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Kil.
KIELPolish
Polish from kiel ‘tooth’, ‘fang’, hence a nickname for someone with bad or protruding teeth.
KIENLIENGerman (East Prussian)
Julie Lienlien, Spouse Eduard Lehmann, Mother of Anna Katharina Lehmann (b. 1858)
KIERANIrish (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.
KIERKEGAARDDanish
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.
KIESTLERGerman
Possibly a form of Kistler an occupation name for a joiner or cabinet maker.
KIFFEnglish
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]
KIFFGerman
Topographic name from a Westphalian dialect Kiff "outhouse, tied cottage, shack".
KIHARAJapanese
Ki ("Tree, Wood") + Hara ("Plain").
KIHLBERGSwedish
Combination of Swedish kil "wedge" and berg "mountain".
KIIGEMÄGIEstonian
Kiigemägi is an Estonian surname meaning "swaying mountain".
KIILEstonian
Kiil is an Estonian surname meaning both "keel" and "wedge (tool)".
KIINEstonian
Kiin is an Estonian surname meaning both "gadfly" and "cleaver".
KIISKEstonian
Kiisk is an Estonian name meaning "ruffe" (a freshwater fish: Gymnocephalus cernua).
KIKERPILLEstonian
Kikerpill is an Estonian surname meaning "cicer instrument".
KIKERPUUEstonian
Kikerpuu is an Estonian surname meaning "cicer wood".
KIKIDISGreek
(Greek background) not very common surname and comes from Greece
KIKKASEstonian
Kikkas is an Estonian surname, derived from "kikas", meaning "rooster".
KIKYOJapanese
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]
KILJewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname from Yiddish kil ‘cool’.
KILKorean
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]
KILBRIDEIrish, 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.
KILBURGGerman, Luxembourgish
"Kyll castle," from German burg (castle) near the Kyll river in Germany. Also "wedge mountain" in Swedish: kil (wedge) and berg (mountain).
KILCOMMONIrish
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."
KILGIEstonian
Kilgi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "kilgendama", meaning "sparkle" and "shine".
KILGOREScottish
Habitational name for someone from Kilgour in Fife, named with the Gaelic coille "wood" and gobhar, gabhar "goat".
KILIÇTurkish
Means "sword" in Turkish.
KILINÇTurkish
Variant spelling of Kılıç.
KILLEENIrish
From the Gaelic name Ó Cillín meaning "descendant of Cillín".
KILLIANIrish (Anglicized, Modern), German
Meaning "little church". From cill (Irish for "church") and -ín, a Gaelic diminutive.
KILMESTERGerman
Kilmester is attested as a surname near Rostock in the 13th century.
KILPATRICKIrish, Scottish
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phádraig "son of the servant of (Saint) Patrick"... [more]
KILVERTEnglish
Probably from an Old Norse personal name Ketilfrith, literally "cauldron peace". The surname was borne by British clergyman and diarist Francis Kilvert (1840-1879).
KIMKhmer
Khmer variation of the chinese name "Jin"
KINDutch
Nickname for someone with a pointed or jutting chin.
KINCAIDScottish
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.
KINDEnglish, 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]
KINDLEBERGERGerman
One who lights bergs
KINDNESSEnglish (Puritan)
Simply from the English abstract noun
KINGSEPPEstonian
Kingsepp is an Estonian surname meaning "shoemaker".
KINGSFORDEnglish
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’.
KINGSLEIGHEnglish
It is a variant of KINGSLEY.
KINGSOLVEREnglish (American)
Altered form of English Consolver, which is unexplained. Compare Kinsolving.
KINJOJapanese
From the Japanese 金 (kin or kane) "gold," "money" and 城 (jo or shiro) "castle."
KINKEstonian
Kink is an Estonian surname meaning "bestowal" or "gift".
KINKADEScottish
Habitation name, from the lands of Kincaid in Scotland.
KINNEGerman, Dutch
German: From the female given name Kinne, a Silesian diminutive of Kunigunde.... [more]
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