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KUES     German, Dutch
Habitational name from Cues, now part of Bernkastel-Kues in the Rhineland Palatinate.
KUGA     Japanese
From the Japanese 久 (ku or hisa) "long time," and 我 (ga) "self."
KUGIMIYA     Japanese
This surname is used as 釘宮 with 釘 (chou, tei, kugi) meaning "nail, peg, tack" and 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess, Shinto shrine."... [more]
KUHARA     Japanese (Rare)
Ku ("Long time") + Hara ("Plain").
KÜHL     German, Low German
The spelling Kühl results from a folk-etymological association with High German kühl ‘cool’ (Middle High German küel(e), a nickname from Middle High German küel ‘cool’, ‘calm’... [more]
KUHLMAN     German
Nickname from Middle High German küel ‘cool’, ‘calm.’
KUHLMANN     German
German (also Kühlmann) nickname from Middle High German küel ‘cool’, ‘calm’ (see Kuhl).
KUJAWSKI     Polish
Regional name for someone from Kujawy (see Kujawa) or from a village called Kujawy, for example in Sielce voivodeship.
KUJIRA     Japanese (Rare)
Kujira is an uncommon Japanese surname and first name that literally means "whale".
KUKACKA     Czech
KUKOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Kukowo in Wlolawek voivodeship or Kuków in Bielsko-Biala voivodeship, named with kuk, the cry of the cuckoo.
KULAKARNI     Indian, Kannada
Kannada variant of Kulkarni.
KULASEKARA     Sinhalese
From Sanskrit कुल (kula) meaning "family, tribe, clan, caste" combined with शेखर (śekhara) meaning "crown, crest" or "peak, summit".
KULICK     Russian
Meaning unknown, most likely to derive from the russian word кулик (kulic) which translated means "sandpiper".
KULP     German
anglicized version of Kolbe
KUMAGAI     Japanese
Japanese: ‘bear valley’; also pronounced Kumatani, Kumaya, and Kumagaya, a habitational name from the town of Kumagaya, in a part of Musashi now part of Saitama prefecture. The earliest bearers were of Taira descent... [more]
KUMAI     Japanese
In Japanese Kuma means "Bear" and I means "Well,Pit,Mineshaft".
KUMAKI     Japanese (Rare)
The kanji in Anri Kumaki's name reads, Kuma ("Bear") + Ki ("Tree"). She is a singer and songwriter. There might be other combinations too, probably being , Ku ("Long Time") + Maki ("Shepard").
KUMARI     Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Sinhalese, Pakistani
From the given name Kumari, the feminine form of Kumar. It is exclusively used by women.
KUMMEROW     German
Habitational name from any of various places in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg called Kummerow.
KUN     Hungarian, Jewish
Hungarian: ethnic name for a member of a Turkic people known in English as the Cumanians (Hungarian kún). ... [more]
KUNDERT     German
Meaning: A German surname specific to the Canton of Glarus in Switzerland, the name means "skill with numbers" "Kund" is a German word/root meaning "skill, ability, knowledge" and the "ert" is the transformed spelling of the root "ratha"--meaning "number" This combination would mimic the etymology of the German word for 100, "hundert," which is composed of the roots "hund" =100 and "ratha" meaning "number."Note: Although I have seen one reference to "kundert" being a cognate of the German word "Konrad," I tend to doubt that connection for the specific reason that almost none of the other cognates have that "d" in the middle (other cognates being Kunrad, Kuhnert, Kunert, Kuhnhardt Kuhnt, and Kurth).
KUNIC     Yiddish
Variation on Koenig.
KUNIDA     Japanese
From Japanese 国 (kuni) meaning "a land, a large place" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
KUNIMATSU     Japanese
Kuni means "Land, Large Place" and can also refer to a country,but not always. Matsu means "Pine Tree". Okao Kunimatsu was a professional wrestler.
KUNIN     Jewish
Metronymic form of KUNE.
KUNIS     Jewish
Metronymic form of KUNE. This surname is most famous for its association with the American actress named Mila Kunis.
KUNIS     German, Dutch
From a derivative of the personal name KONRAD.
KUNNATHUPARAMBIL     Malayalam (Rare)
Elamkunnapuzha-Kunnathuparambil Family has a rich history of around 200 years and traces its origins to a small village called Elamkunnapuzha in Ernakulam District. It was at that time one of our ancestors migrated from Elamkunnapuzha to a small village called Vennoor, near Mala in Thrissur District for his livelihood... [more]
KÜNNEN     German
Metronymic from the given name KUNIGUNDE.
KUNT     Turkish
Means "Solid", also the old Turkish name of a mountain range in Asia where Turks supposedly originated from.
KÜNZI     German, Swiss, German (Austrian)
From a pet form of the personal name Kuntz.
KÜNZLER     German
Nickname for a flatterer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German künzen "to flatter".
KUO     Chinese
Variant of Guo.
KUPFER     German, Jewish
German (Küpfer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic) metonymic occupational name for a worker or trader in copper, Middle High German kupfer, German Kupfer ‘copper’. As a Jewish name it is often an ornamental name.
KURAHASHI     Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
Kura ("Storhouse") + Hashi ("Bridge"). More than a few anime characters have this surname in their own respective shows.
KURAMAGOMEDOV     Avar, Dagestani
Means "son of Kuramagomed".
KURASAWA     Japanese
Kura ("Storehouse") + Sawa ("Marsh"). This is possibly uncommon,but I am not certain.
KURATA     Japanese
Kura has two possible kanji both meaning "Storehouse" and ta is "Rice Patty".
KURIHARA     Japanese
From the Japanese 栗 (kuri) "Japanese chestnut" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
KURISU     Japanese
This surname is used as 栗栖, 栗須, 栗洲 with 栗 (ri, ritsu, ononoku, kuri) meaning "chestnut", 栖 (sei, meaning "cobweb, den, hive, nest, rookery", 須 (shu, su, subekara.ku, subeshi, hige, matsu, mochi.iru, moto.meru) meaning "by all means, necessarily, ought" and 洲 (shuu, su, shima) meaning "continent, country, island, sandbar."... [more]
KURIYAMA     Japanese
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Yama means "Mountain".
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Kurnatowice.
KUROBA     Japanese
From the Japanese 黒 (kuro) "black" and 羽 (ha or hane) "wing."
KURODA     Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning "black" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
KUROHASHI     Japanese
Kuro means "Black" and Hashi means "Bridge".
KUROIWA     Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning "black" combined with 岩 (iwa) meaning "rock, stone".
KUROKAWA     Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning "black" combined with 川 (kawa) or 河 (kawa) both meaning "river."
KUROKI     Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning "black" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
KUROMIYA     Japanese
Kuro means "Black" and Miya means "Shrine".
KURONUMA     Japanese
Kuro means "black" and numa means "swamp".
KUROSAKA     Japanese
Kuro means "Black" and Saka means "Peninsula".
KUROSAKI     Japanese
This surnames combines 黒 (koku, kuro, kuro.i, kuro.zumu) meaning "black" with 崎, 埼 or 嵜 (ki, sai, saki, misaki), all meaning "promontory" (崎 and 埼 have additional meanings of "cape" and "spit" while 嵜 has an additional meaning of "steep").... [more]
KUROYANAGI     Japanese
Kuro means "Black" and Yanagi means "Willow".
KURPJUHN     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "shoemaker", derived from Old Prussian kurpjuns "shoemaker", ultimately from Old Prussian kurpe, kurpi "shoe".
KURSCHAT     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "Curonian; a Kur".
KÜRSCHNER     German
Occupational name for a furrier, Middle High German kürsenære, from Middle High German kürsen meaning "fur coat".
KURSUMULU     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
KURTOĞLU     Turkish
Means "son of wolf".
KURTZ     German
Variant of Kurz.
KURYAKIN     Russian, Popular Culture
Meaning unknown, but it is used by Illya Kuryakin from “The Man From U.N.C.L.E”.
KURYLO     Ukrainian
From the personal name Kurýlo, a Ukrainian form of the ancient Slavic name Kiril, from Greek Kyrillos, a derivative of kyrios ‘Lord.' This was the name of the saint and missionary of the Orthodox Church (826–869) who, together with his brother Methodios, brought Christianity to the Slavs... [more]
KURZ     German
Means short in German. Name for a person who was not very tall.
KURZHALS     German
Short Neck
KUŚ     Polish
KUŞ     Turkish
Kuş is a Turkish word meaning "bird"
KUSAYANAGI     Japanese
From Japanese 草 (kusayanagi) meaning "grass" or 日 (kusayanagi) meaning "sun, day". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KUSHIDA     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is written multiple ways, Kushi meaning "Skewer" or "Comb" (these are different kanji),and da is "Rice Paddy".
KUSHIEDA     Japanese (Rare)
Eda means "Branch", as for Kushi, the kanji in it that I have seen is not "Skewer", so it possibly means "Comb".
KÜSTER     German
It literally means "sexton".
KUSUNOKI     Japanese
"Camphor Tree"
KUTCH     German (Anglicized)
Americanized variant of German Kutsch.
KUTCHER     Czech (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Kučer or Kucera. Notable actor Ashton Kutcher is of Czech origin.
KUTSCH     German
Topographic name of Slavic origin, from Sorbian kut ‘corner’, ‘nook’. Variant of Kutsche, metonymic occupational name for a coachman or coachbuilder, from the Hungarian loanword kocsi (see Kocsis).
Surname given to those who had the occupation of cleaning tripe. Combines the words kuttel meaning "tripe" and washer meaning "washer". Bearers of the surname typically live in Austria.
KUTZ     Italian
Habitational name for someone from Kuhz, near Prenzlau.
KUTZ     German
From a pet form of the personal name Konrad.
KUTZ     Polish
Germanized form of Polish Kuc "pony", "short person".
KUTZLER     German
This is the surname of my great-grandfather, of German ancestry.
KUUL     Estonian
KUWAHARA     Japanese
Kuwa ("Mulberry") + Hara ("Plain"). Yuki Kuwahara is a voice actress.
KUZAI     Malay
KUZJA     ?
KUZMA     Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the personal name Kuzma, Greek Kosmas, a derivative of kosmos ‘universe’, ‘(ordered) arrangement’. St. Cosmas, martyred with his brother Damian in Cilicia in the early 4th century ad, came to be widely revered in the Eastern Church.
KUZNETS     Russian
The Russian variation of Smith.
from kvasnička ‘sour cherry’, applied as a nickname.
KVIST     Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "twig, branch".... [more]
KVITSINIA     Abkhaz
Abkhaz name most likely derived from Georgian კვიცი (ḳvici) meaning “colt”, traditionally used to refer to a stableboy who watched over horses.
person who ferments(kwasic) peas(groch)
KWASNIK     Polish
Meaning: Sour or acidic.
habitational name from any of various places called Kwiatków, Kwiatkowo, or Kwiatkowice, named with Polish kwiatek ‘flower’.
KWON     Korean (Anglicized)
A Korean surname meaning "authority, power, right". Derived from the Chinese surname 權, (Quán)
KYAGUMBO     Shona
Meaning unknown.
KYDD     English, Scottish
Variant of Kidd.
Meaning unknown.
KYLE     Scottish
Scottish and northern Irish regional name from a district in Ayrshire called Kyle, named for the British chieftains who ruled it in the 5th century, the Coel Hen. Also, habitational name from any of the numerous Scottish places named Kyle from Gaelic caol ‘narrow’, also caolas ‘narrows’, ‘strait’ - similar to Kyles
KYNE     Irish
From Gaelic Ó Cadháin meaning "descendant of Cadhán", a byname meaning "barnacle goose".
KYRIAKOU     Greek (Cypriot)
Kyriakou (Greek: Κυριάκου), sometimes transliterated as Kiriakou or Kyriacou, is a Greek Cypriot surname.
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