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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]
KINNEYScottish
Reduced form of McKinney.
KINNUNENFinnish
Uncertain origin. The first part, kinnu, is possibly derived from Swedish skinn "(animal) skin". -nen is a common surname suffix in Finland.
KINNUNENFinnish
Finnish cognate of Skinner
KINOJapanese
Of unknown meaning. A notable name bearer is a fictional character "Makoto Kino" in the "Sailor Moon" anime.
KINOSHITAJapanese
From Japanese 木 (ki) meaning "tree", 之 (no), an element meaning "of", and 下 (shita) meaning "below, under".
KINSELLAIrish
From Gaelic Uí Ceinnsealaigh meaning "descendant of Cinnsealach", a given name probably meaning "chief warrior".
KINSEYEnglish
Anglo-Saxon
KINSOLVINGEnglish
Altered form of English Consolver
KINUGASAJapanese
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.
KIPPENBERGERGerman, French, Scottish
Mainly means "Shepard".
KIPPINGGerman
German: habitational name from a place named with Middle High German kip ‘point’, ‘peak’ or from Kippingen in the Rhineland.
KIRCHGerman
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]
KIRCHOFERGerman
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".
KIRIGAYAJapanese
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]
KIRIGIRIPopular 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]
KIRIMURAJapanese
Kiri means "Paulownia" and Mura means "Village".
KIRISHIMAJapanese
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]
KIRIYAJapanese
Kiri means "Paulownia Tree" and Ya means "Valley). There are many ways to pronounce the Japanese word for valley, such as Tani, Gaya, etc. This depends on the region.
KIRJAEstonian
Kirja is an Estonian surname meaning "epistolary" (relating to the writing of letters).
KIRKEnglish, Northern English, Scottish, Danish
From northern Middle English, Danish kirk "church" (Old Norse kirkja), a topographic name for someone who lived near a church.
KIRKBYEnglish
Variant of Kirby.
KIRKLANDEnglish, 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]
KIRKPATRICKEnglish, Scottish, Northern Irish
Habitational name from various places so called from the dedication of their church to St. Patrick. See KIRK.
KIRKSEYEnglish
English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. This surname is also common in the American South.
KIRSCHGerman
Means 'cherry' in German, short form of Kirschstein or other surnames starting with Kirsch.
KIRSCHENBAUMGerman
From German means "cherry tree".
KIRSCHSTEINGerman
German surname meaning "cherry stone".
KIRSIPUUEstonian
Common Estonian surname, taken from the word kirsipuu, meaning "cherrytree".
KIRSTEINGerman
Derivative of the Latin personal name Christianus, also an Americanized spelling of Kirschstein.
KIRSTENEnglish
English and modernized version of Kirstein
KIRVESEstonian
Kirves is an Estonian surname meaning "axe".
KIRWANIrish
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.
KISHIJapanese
From Japanese 岸 (kishi) meaning "shore".
KISHIMOTOJapanese
From Japanese 岸 (kishi) meaning "bank, shore" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
KISHKAUkrainian
Means "Cat" in Ukrainian.
KISSAMIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "descendants of Qasim" in Arabic. This was the name of a Moroccan family descended from the Idrisid dynasty.
KITABAYASHIJapanese
From the Japanese 北 (kita) "North" and 林 (bayashi or hayashi) "forest," "woods."
KITAGAWAJapanese
A Japanese surname meaning "Northern River". It is written 北川 or 喜多川.
KITAMURAJapanese
From the Japanese 北 (kita) "North" and 村, 邑 or 邨 (mura) "village."
KITANIJapanese
From the Japanese 木 (ki or moku) "tree," "wood" and 谷 (tani or ya) "valley."
KITANOJapanese
Kita ("North") + No ("Feild").
KITAOJapanese
Kita means "North" and O means "Tail".
KITAOKAJapanese
Kita means "North" and Oka means "Ridge, Hill".
KITCHENHAMEnglish
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)
KITLEYEnglish
Derived from a place name in Devonshire, England, and was first recorded in the form of Kitelhey in 1305.... [more]
KITSEstonian
Kits is an Estonian surname meaning "goat".
KITSASEstonian
Kitsas is an Estonian surname meaning "strait".
KITSONScottish, English
Patronymic form of KIT.
KITTREDGEEnglish
Derived from the given name Keterych.
KIUREstonian
Kiur is an Estonian surname meaning "pipit" (Anthus).
KIURUFinnish, Karelian
"lark (bird)"
KIVIEstonian
From the word kivi, meaning "stone".
KIVIKEstonian
Kivik is an Estonian surname relating to "stone".
KIVILAANEstonian
Kivilaan is an Estonian surname meaning "stone wintergreen".
KIVIMÄGIEstonian
Kivimägi is an Estonian name meaning "stone mountain/hill".
KIVIMÄKIFinnish
"Combined of Finnish words kivi (stone) and mäki (hill)"
KIVIRÄHKEstonian
Kivirähk is an Estonian surname meaning "stone scree".
KIVISELGEstonian
Kiviselg is an Estonian surname meaning the "back (of) stone" (literally, "stone back").
KIVISILDEstonian
Kivisild is an Estonian surname meaning "stone bridge".
KIVISTIKEstonian
Kivistik is an Estonian surname meaning "stone grove".
KIVISTÖFinnish
A combination of Finnish kivi "stone, rock" and the suffix -stö.
KIXEnglish (Rare)
Location name from one of two rivers in West Yorkshire called Kex.
KIYAJapanese
Means "tree valley" in Japanese, from 木 (ki) "tree" and 谷 (ya) "valley".
KIYOMIZUJapanese
A variation of the popular surname "Shimizu". 清 (Kiyo) means "Pure, Clean" and 水 (Mizu) means "Water".
KIYOTAJapanese
From the Japanese 清 (kiyo) "clearly," "brightly," "cleanly" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy."
KJÆRDanish, Norwegian
Topographic name for someone living near a wetland. Derived from Old Norse kjarr "swamp, bog".
KJARTANSDÓTTIRIcelandic
Means "daughter of Kjartan". Used exclusively by women.
KJARTANSSONIcelandic
Means "son of Kjartan". Used exclusively by men.
KJELLANorwegian (?)
Meaning unknown, but it might be related to the given name Kjell.
KJELLBERGSwedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Old Norse kelda or Swedish källa, both meaning "spring (geology)", combined with berg "mountain, hill".
KLAAREstonian
Klaar is an Estonian surname meaning "clear" or "ready". Ultimately, from the German word "klar", meaning "clear".
KLAASEstonian
Klaas is an Estonian surname meaning "glass".
KLAASSEPPEstonian
Klaassepp is an Estonian surname meaning "glass smith".
KLARERSTEINGerman
German surname meaning "Clear stone".
KLARIĆCroatian, Slovene
From the given name KLARA
KLARICHEnglish
English spelling of Klarić.
KLASSGerman
The name is patronymic and it comes from the German first name "Clausen" which is a variant of the name "Nicholas".
KĻAVIŅŠLatvian
Derived from the word kļava meaning "maple".
KLAYNJewish
Variant of KLEIN
KLEFFNERGerman
Topographic name from Middle Low German clef, cleff "cliff", "precipice".
KLEFFNERGerman
Nickname for a prattler or gossip, from Middle High German, Middle Low German kleffer(er).
KLEINKNECHTGerman
A combining of the German word klein "small" and knecht "servant", originally an occupational name for a secondary hired hand. A famous historic figure who bore this surname was Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht (8 April 1722 in Ulm - 11 August 1794 in Ansbach), a German composer of many works of chamber music and symphonies, flutist and Kapellmeister (chapel master).
KLEMENČIČSlovene
Means "son of Klemen".
KLEYNENFlemish
Comes from the town in Belgium. Originally Van Klijnen
KLIEBERTGerman
Occupational name for a woodsman or woodworker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German klieben meaning "to cleave or split".
KLIEMMaltese
Kliem is a Maltese word that means "words."
KLIEWERGerman, German (West Prussian), Mennonite
Germanized form of Dutch Kluiver, an occupational name for a court official, originally a hangman or torturer.
KLIMASZEWSKIPolish
habitational name for someone from Klimaszewnica or Klimasze in Łomża voivodeship, so called from the personal name Klimasz, a pet form of Klemens
KLIMENTOVRussian
Means "son of KLIMENT."
KLINEAmerican
Kline is one of the smaller groups of anglicized forms of the German surname Klein.... [more]
KLINGBEILGerman
From Middle High German klingen "to ring or sound" and bīl "axe", literally "sound the axe", an occupational nickname for a journeyman, carpenter, shipwright (or any occupation involving the use of an axe)... [more]
KLINGERGerman
Klinger is a German surname meaning ravine or gorge in Old German. The English variant of Klinger is Clinger.
KLOPFENSTEINGerman
It means striking stones
KLORGerman (Austrian)
The Klor surname may have evolved from the feminine personal name Klara. Or it may have come from the Middle High German and Middle Low German "Klar," meaning "Pure" or "Beautiful".
KLOSSEnglish (British)
Surname from the model, Karlie Kloss (1992-)
KLOSTERMANNGerman
Combination of "kloster" meaning "monastery," and common German suffix Mann.
KMETSlovenian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, and Slovak status name for a type of peasant. In Slovenia this denoted a peasant who had his own landed property. In Serbia and elsewhere it was a status name for a feudal peasant farmer who cultivated the land of his lord instead of paying rent or doing military service... [more]
KNABGerman
Variant of Knabe.
KNABEGerman
German status name for a young man or a page, from Middle High German knabe (English knave). In aristocratic circles this term denoted a page or squire (a youth destined to become a knight), while among artisans it referred to a journeyman’s assistant or (as a short form of Lehrknabe) ‘apprentice’... [more]
KNAPEGerman
Variant of Knapp.
KNAPPGerman
Occupational name from the German word Knapp or Knappe, a variant of Knabe "young unmarried man". In the 15th century this spelling acquired the separate, specialized meanings "servant", "apprentice", or "miner"... [more]
KNAPPEnglish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a hillock, Middle English "nappe, Old English cnæpp, or habitational name from any of the several minor places named with the word, in particular Knapp in Hampshire and Knepp in Sussex.
KNAPPEGerman
German variant of Knapp.
KNAUERGerman (Silesian)
Nickname for a gnarled person, from Middle High German knur(e) 'knot', 'gnarl'. habitational name for someone from either of two places in Thuringia called Knau.
KNAUSGerman
Comes from Middle High German knuz ‘proud’, ‘arrogant’, ‘daring’, hence a nickname for a haughty person. In Württemberg knaus (and in Switzerland knus) also meant ‘gnarl’, hence a nickname for a short, fat, gnarled person; topographic name for someone living on a hillock, from knaus ‘hillock’ in the Swabian and Alemannic dialects of German
KNAUSSGerman
A variant of Knaus.
KNAVSSlovene
Slovenian form of Knaus, this was the maiden name of Donald Trump's wife, and current First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump.
KNICKERBOCKERDutch (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of the Dutch occupational name Knickerbacker "marble baker", i.e., a baker of children's clay marbles. This lowly occupation became synonymous with the patrician class in NYC through Washington Irving's attribution of his History of New York (1809) to a fictitious author named Diedrich Knickerbocker... [more]
KNIGHTONEnglish
English surname which was derived from a place name composed of the Old English elements cnihta meaning "servant, retainer" (genitive plural of cniht) and tun "enclosure, settlement".
KNIPEEnglish
The lineage of the name Knipe begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived on the peak of a hill or highland. The surname Knipe is primarily familiar in the regions of Lancashire and Westmoreland.... [more]
KNOCKEnglish
Topographic name for someone living by a hill, from Middle English knocke "hill" (Old English cnoc).
KNODELGerman
dweller near a hilltop; descendant of Knut (hill, or white-haired); a lumpish, thickset person.
KNOLLEnglish, German, Jewish
English and German topographic name for someone living near a hilltop or mountain peak, from Middle English knolle ‘hilltop’, ‘hillock’ (Old English cnoll), Middle High German knol ‘peak’... [more]
KNORRGerman (Rare)
The name 'Knorr' was used by a collection of knights during the feudal period in Germanic History. Originally laborers to an existing feudal Lord, they gained their freedom and knight status after sucessfully protecting their master's land from invasion... [more]
KNÖSSwedish
Knös, derived from the swedish word "knös" that means "rich". "Knös, knösa" can also mean "job, work".
KNOWLESEnglish, Irish
As an English surname it is derived from a genitive or plural form of Middle English knolle meaning "hilltop, hillock", denoting a person who either lived at the top of a hill or near a hillock, or hailed from one of the many places in England named with this word.... [more]
KNOWLTONEnglish
Habitational name from either of two places so named, one in Dorset and the other in Kent.
KNOXEnglish (Modern), Scottish, Northern Irish
Topographic name derived from Old English cnocc "round hill" referring to someone living on or near a hill top.
KNUTZGerman
Variant of Kuntz
KOKorean
There is only one Chinese character for the surname Ko. There are ten different Ko clans, but they are all descended from the Ko clan of Cheju Island. There is no historical information regarding the founder of this clan, but there is a legend which tells of three men who appeared from a cave on the north side of Cheju Island’s Halla Mountain... [more]
KOBASHIJapanese
Ko ("Small") + Bashi from Hashi ("Bridge").
KOBOLDTGerman (Rare)
Derived from German Kobold (Middle High German kobolt) "kobold; hobgoblin; puck; imp".
KOCHJewish
Koch - which also has the meaning of Cook in German's origin was however not from that meaning. It origins are to be traced in the Jewish ancestory. The original meaning came from the word Star. Amongst the related surnames (with or without bar in front or a ba or similar appended) are: Koch, Kochba, Kok, Kock, Kuk, Coq, Coqui, Cook (as a translation from the perceived meaning of cook) and a host of others... [more]
KOCHENDORFERGerman
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kochendorf, in Württemberg, Schleswig-Holstein, and Bohemia.
KÖCHERGerman
It literally means "quiver".
KOČÍCzech
Kočí means "driver".
KOCIOŁEKPolish
It literally means "small kettle".
KOCULIAlbanian
From a place name Kocul in Albania.
KOCURUkrainian
means "tom cat" or "male cat"
KODAIRAJapanese
Ko means "Small" and Daira means "Peace, Level". A notable bearer: Nao Kodaira, who is is a Japanese long track speed skater. It can also be pronounced "Kohira".
KODUEstonian
Kodu is an Estonian surname meaning "home".
KOEHNLINEGerman
Believed to be a form of the German name Köhnlein used by people who moved to America from Germany sometime during the 1800s.
KOELEstonian
Koel is an Estonian surname meaning "weft" and "seal(ant)".
KOELLUpper German (Rare)
(Koell) named used when came1880s to 1905 in America changed to( Kohl)... [more]
KOELSCHGerman
German from the adjective kölsch, denoting someone from Cologne (German Köln).
KOENJewish
A variant of Cohen
KOENIGSBERGJewish
Associated with the Polish, then Prussian, then German, now Russian town Königsberg.
KOERNERGerman
Koerner is an occupational name for a grain merchant or possibly an administrator of a granary. ... [more]
KOETSIERDutch
"Coachman, Coachdriver"... [more]
KOGĂLNICEANURomanian
Meaning unknown.
KOGANEJapanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 黄金, 小金, 古金, 子金, 故金 or 小賀根 with 黄 (ou, kou, ki, ko-) meaning "yellow", 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small", 古 (ko, furu-, furu.i, -fu.rusu) meaning "old", 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, -ne) meaning "child, sign of the rat (1st sign of Chinese zodiac", 故 (ko, furu.i, moto, yue) meaning "cause, circumstances, consequently, especially, happenstance, intentionally, reason, the late, therefore", 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy", 根 (kon, ne, -ne) meaning "head (pimple), radical, root" and 金 (kin, kon, gon, kana-, kane, -gane) meaning "gold."... [more]
KOHAEstonian
Koha is an Estonian surname meaning "pike-perch (fish)".
KOHIRAJapanese
The same as Kodaira. Naonori Kohira is a Japanese photojournalist and media producer.
KOHLHAASGerman
Apparently a nickname from Middle Low German kōlhase, literally "cabbage rabbit".
KÖHNGerman
From the given name KÖHN.
KOHNJewish
Variant of COHEN.
KOHRGerman
1. occupational name for a guard or watchman on a tower, Middle Low German kure.... [more]
KOHVAKKAFinnish
from the Finnish root word Kohva - meaning ice crust, frozen slush, or something hard... [more]
KOIDEJapanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 出 (ide or de) "rising."
KOIDUEstonian
Koidu is an Estonian name, derived from "Koit" (also, a masculine given name). Ultimately from Estonian mythology; Koit was a handsome young man who was the personification of dawn.
KOIGAKUBOJapanese
Koi means "Love", Ga is a language particle, Ku means "Long Time", and Bo means "Guarantee, Protect". This is possibly a rare surname, although a few (if not less) fictional characters possesses this family name... [more]
KOIKEstonian
Koik is an Estonian surname meaning "all".
KOIKEJapanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 池 (ike) "pond."
KOIREEIndian
Denotes "weaver" in Hindi.
KÕIVEstonian
Kõiv is an Estonian surname which means "birch" in Võro, a dialect of Estonian.... [more]
KOIVISTOFinnish
From "koivu" meaning "birch tree". A place with lot of birches.
KOIVUNENFinnish
Means "birch" in Finnish
KOIWAIJapanese, Pop Culture
Ko means "Small", Iwa means "Stone", and I means "Well". Fictional characters with this last name: Yotsuba from the manga "Yotsuba&!" and Yoshino Koiwai from "Masamune-kun's Revenge" are examples of this.
KOJADINOVIĆSerbian
Derived from the forename Kojadin.
KOJANOVIĆSerbian, Croatian
Derived from the forename Koja.
KOJIĆSerbian
Derived from the forename Koja.
KOJIMAJapanese
'Small island'; mostly found along the coast between Tōkyō and Kyōto and in the Ryūkyū Islands; an alternate reading found farther east is Ojima. Another Kojima with a different first character but similar meaning is found in western Japan.
KOJOVIĆSerbian
Derived from the forename Koja.
KOKDutch
It is a Dutch occupational surname, meaning cook.
KOKAWAJapanese
This is the same thing as Ogawa.
KOKIJapanese
This surname combines 古 (ko, furu-, furu.i, -fu.rusu) meaning "old" or 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small" with 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."
KOKKEstonian
Kokk is Estonian surname, meaning "cook".
KOKOSZKAPolish
Nickname for a fussy or broody person, from kokoszka "laying hen".
KOKSEstonian
Koks is an Estonian surname meaning "coke" or "charred coal".
KOŁAKOWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Kołaków.
KOLARACCroatian
Derived from Kolar.
KOLARECCroatian
Derived from Kolar.
KOLAREKCroatian
Derived from Kolar.
KOLARIĆCroatian
Derived from Kolar.
KOLARINCroatian
Derived from Kolar.
KOLBGerman
Comes from Middle High German Kolbe.
KOLDENGerman, Norwegian
From Middle Low German kolt, kolde ‘cold’, a nickname for an unfriendly person; alternatively, it may be a habitational name, a shortened form of Koldenhof ‘cold farm’ in Mecklenburg (standardized form: Kaltenhof, a frequent place name in northern Germany, East Prussia, Bavaria, and Württemberg).Norwegian: habitational name from a farm called Kolden, from Old Norse kollr ‘rounded mountain top’.
KOLESARCzech (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare), German (Austrian, Modern, Rare)
Means either 'wheelwright' or 'coleminer' depending on the region.
KOLESNIKOVRussian
Means "son of the wheelwright" from Russian колесо (koleso) "wheel".
KOLKDutch
"Kolk is Dutch for either whirlpool or canyon. Probably the name refers to wild water."
KOLKMANNGerman
Kolk is an old German word that means '' man who lives by the river'' and Mann is German for 'man'. The name Kolkmann comes from a man who lived by the North Rhine.
KOLLARGerman
Derived from the kolar "cartwright".
KÕLLOEstonian
Kõllo is an Estonian surname, possibly of Võru origin (i.e., Kõlleste Parish: Estonian: Kõlleste vald; Võro: Kõllõstõ vald). Possibly derived from "kõle", meaning "bleak", "desolate" and "chilly".
KOLOPolish
A Polish surname for someone who was born in the area of Koło, Wielkopolskie, Poland
KOŁODZIEJCZAKPolish
From the Polish word kołodziej meaning ''wheelwright''.
KOLOKOTRONISGreek
Notable bearer of this name is ... [more]
KÖLSCHGerman
From German kölsch, denoting someone from Cologne (Köln in German).
KOMATIIndian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "trader".
KOMATSUJapanese
Ko usually means "Small",but on the contrary the kanji used for "Ko" in certain surnames can strangely be "Big,Great". See Daisuke or Tai for the kanji sometimes used. Matsu means "Pine Tree".
KOMATSUZAKIJapanese (Rare)
Ko ("Small") + Matsu ("Pine Tree") + Zaki ("Peninsula, Cape"). This is a uncommon name, but it has kanji that 90% of Japanese family names have.
KOMISINCuman
Originally Comyshyn .. The prefix denotes its Cuman ancestry, and the afix -shyn means Ukraine. Hence, Cuman of Ukraine.
KOMIYAJapanese
小 (Ko) means "Small" and 宮 (Miya) means "Shrine".
KOMUROJapanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 室 (muro) "room."
KONAKAJapanese
小 (Ko) means "Small" and 中 (Naka) means "Middle".
KONČARSlovene, Serbian, Croatian
Derived from konac meaning ''thread'', ''string''.
KONDAJapanese
Written with characters meaning ‘now’ and ‘rice paddy’, this version of the name is found mostly in eastern Japan. In western Japan it is pronounced Imata.
KONDATelugu
Hindu name meaning ‘hill’ in Telugu.
KONDASlovene
Pet form of the personal name Kondrad
KONDOJapanese
From the Japanese 近 (kon or chika) "close," "near" and 藤 (do, to or fuji) "wisteria." The second character may indicate historical or familial links to the formerly powerful Fujiwara (藤原) clan.
KONDOUJapanese
From Japanese 近 (kon) meaning "near, close" and 藤 (dou) meaning "wisteria". The latter character could indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.
KONEČNÝCzech, Slovak
From Czech and Slovak konečný meaning ''final, last, finite''. Perhaps a nickname for the youngest son of a family, a topographic name for someone who lived at the end of a settlement, or a nickname for someone who brought something to a conclusion.
KONICKYiddish
Variation of Koenig.
KONIECPOLSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Koniecpol.
KÖNIGSBERGJewish
Associated with the Polish/Prussian/German/Russian town Königsberg, now called Kaliningrad. This surname was borne by the parents of American actor, writer, teacher, and director Walter Koenig (1936-) before they emigrated to the United States.
KONISHIJapanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 西 (nishi) meaning "west".
KONITZERGerman
A German habitational name for someone who lives in various places called Konitz in places like Thuringia, Pomerania, Moravia, or West Prussia.
KONNOJapanese
Variously written, most usually with characters meaning ‘now’ or ‘near’ and ‘field’. Found mostly in eastern Japan, farther to the northeast it is pronounced Imano.
KÕNNUSAAREstonian
Kõnnusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "wilderness island".
KONOPÁSEKCzech
From konopa meaning "hemp", probably an occupational name for a rope maker.
KONPARUJapanese
Kon means "Gold" and Paru is a form of Haru, meaning "Spring Season". Sources are in the notes
KONRADGerman
From the given name KONRAD.
KONSTANTINIDISGreek
Means "son of Konstantinos" in Greek.
KONSTANTINOPOLITESGreek
Given to someone from Constantinople.
KONSTANTINOUGreek
Derived from the given name Konstantinos.
KONTEstonian
Kont is an Estonian surname meaning "bone".
KONTIOFinnish
Means "bear, bruin" in Finnish.
KONZELMANGerman
Orginating from Konrad, which is a variant of Conrad, meaning "brave counsel." The second half of the name indicates one who was a councilman or advisor to someone of importance or power.
KOOISTRAFrisian
occupational name for a decoy man, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch kooye ‘decoy’.
KOOLIEstonian
Kooli is an Estonian surname meaning "scholastic".
KOONAmerican
Americanized spelling of German Kuhn or Dutch Koen.
KOONINGSDutch
From the Dutch word "koning" meaning "king", thus meaning "of the king".
KOOPDutch (Modern)
Comes from the Biblical given name Jacob, meaning "he who supplants."
KOOREstonian
Koor is an Estonian surname meaning "bark" or "crust".
KOORTEstonian
Koort is an Estonian surname meaning "cord".
KOOVITEstonian
Koovit is an Estonian surname meaning "curlew" (Numenius).
KOPKOPolish, Ukrainian
Kopeck is a reduced pet form of the personal name Prokop.... [more]
KOPLIEstonian
Kopli is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "koppel", meaning "enclosure" or "paddock".
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