Surnames of Length 5

This is a list of surnames in which the length is 5.
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AALFS Dutch
Means "son of Aalf", a short form of ADOLF.
AALTO Finnish
From Finnish aalto meaning "wave". A famous bearer was Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976).
AARLE Dutch
Denoted a person who hailed from a place of this name in the Netherlands, or from Arlon in Belgium (which is Aarlen in Dutch).
AARON Jewish, English
From the given name AARON.
AARSE Dutch
Means "son of AREND".
AARTS Dutch
Means "son of AART".
ABANO Italian
Originally denoted a person from the town of Abano, Latin Aponus, which was derived from the old Celtic root ab meaning "water".
ABATE Italian
From Italian abate meaning "abbot, priest", derived via Latin and Greek from an Aramaic word meaning "father". This was used either as a nickname or an occupational name for a worker in a priest's house.
ABBAS Arabic, Urdu
From the given name ABBAS.
ABBES Dutch
Means "son of ABBE".
ABBEY English
Indicated a person who lived near an abbey or worked in an abbey, from Middle English abbeye.
ABELN German
Patronymic derived from a diminutive of ALBERT.
ABELS Dutch
Means "son of ABEL".
ABNEY English
From the name of a town in Derbyshire, derived from Old English meaning "Abba's island".
ABRAM English
Derived from the given name ABRAHAM.
ABREU Portuguese, Galician
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a given name which was of Germanic origin.
ACKER German, English
Denoted a person who lived near a field, derived from Middle English aker or Middle High German acker meaning "field".
ACONE Italian
Possibly from the name of a harbour in Bithynia (in modern Turkey).
ACQUA Italian
Means "water" in Italian, indicating one who dwelt by or transported water.
ADAIR English
Derived from the given name EDGAR.
ADAMI Italian
Means "son of ADAMO".
ADAMO Italian
Italian form of ADAM.
ADAMS English, Jewish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
ADEMA Frisian
Means "son of ADE (2)".
ADLER German, Jewish
Means "eagle" in German.
AGANI Italian
Means "son of Agano", a given name of unknown meaning.
AGEMA Frisian
Means "son of AGE (1)".
AGGIO Italian
Possibly from the name Aggius, probably related to the Germanic name AGI.
AGÓCS Hungarian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name ÁGOSTON.
AHMAD Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name AHMAD.
AHMED Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name AHMAD.
AIKEN English
From the medieval given name Atkin, a diminutive of ADAM.
AKERS English
Variant of ACKER.
AKKER Dutch
Dutch form of ACKER.
AKSOY Turkish
From Turkish ak "white" and soy "lineage, ancestry".
ALDEN English
Derived from the Old English given name EALDWINE.
ALESI Italian
Variant of ALESCI.
ALGER English
From the given name ALGAR.
ALING Dutch
Variant of ALINK.
ALINK Dutch
Means "ALE (2)'s farm" in Dutch.
ALLAN English, Scottish
Derived from the given name ALAN.
ALLEN English, Scottish
Derived from the given name ALAN.
ALLES Dutch
Means "son of ALLE".
ALOIA Italian
Variant of ALOI.
ALVES Portuguese
Means "son of ÁLVARO".
ALVEY English
Derived from the given name ÆLFWIG.
ALVIN English
Variant of ELWYN.
AMATO Italian
From the given name AMATO.
AMJAD Arabic
Derived from the given name AMJAD.
AMSEL (1) Jewish
Derived from the given name ANSHEL.
AMSEL (2) German
Means "blackbird" in German.
ANAND Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
ANDRÉ French
Derived from the given name ANDRÉ.
ANEMA Frisian
Means "son of ANE (2)".
ANGUS Irish, Scottish
From the given name AONGHUS.
ANKER Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Metonymic surname for a sailor, meaning "anchor" in Dutch, Danish and Norwegian.
ANSEL English
Derived from the given name ANSELM.
ANSON English
Means "son of AGNES".
ANTAL Hungarian
Derived from the given name ANTAL.
ANTIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of ANTO" or "son of ANTE (1)".
ANTOV Bulgarian
Means "son of ANTON".
APTED English
Probably from an unidentified place name meaning "up tower" in Old English.
ARANY Hungarian
Means "golden" in Hungarian. A famous bearer of the name was Hungarian poet János Arany (1817-1882).
ARAYA Spanish
Denoted a person from Araia in the Basque Country, Spain. It is of uncertain meaning.
ARENA Italian
Italian cognate of ARENAS.
ARKES Dutch
Means "son of ARKE".
ARNTZ Dutch
Means "son of AREND".
ASJES Dutch
Variant of ASKES.
ASKES Dutch
Means "son of Aske", a diminutive of ASSE.
ASLAN Turkish
From the given name ASLAN.
ASTON (1) English
From a place name meaning "east town" in Old English.
ASTON (2) English
From the Old English given name ÆÐELSTAN.
ATSMA Frisian
Means "son of ATSE".
ATTAR Persian
From Persian عطر ('atir) meaning "fragrance, perfume", ultimately from Arabic. It probably denoted a seller of perfume.
AUKES Dutch
Dutch form of AUKEMA.
AVERY English
Derived from a Norman French form of the given names ALBERICH or ALFRED.
AYERS (1) English
From Middle English eir meaning "heir".
AYERS (2) English
Derived from the given name EALHHERE.
AYERS (3) English
Indicated a person from the town of Ayr in Scotland. The town was named for the river which flows through it, itself derived from an Indo-European root meaning "water".
AYTON English
From the name of towns in Berwickshire and North Yorkshire. They are derived from Old English ea "river" or eg "island" combined with tun "enclosure, yard, town".
BAARS Dutch
Indicated a person coming from the town of Beers in the Netherlands.
BAART Dutch
Means "beard" in Dutch, originally describing a person who wore a beard.
BABIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Matronymic surname derived from Slavic baba "old woman".
BABIČ Slovene
Slovene form of BABIĆ.
BABIN French
From the given name Babin, a medieval diminutive of BABYLAS.
BADEM Turkish
Derived from a Turkish word meaning "almond".
BADER German
Derived from Old High German bad "bath", most likely referring to a bath attendant.
BAGER Danish
Danish cognate of BAKER.
BAGGI Italian
Variant of BAGGIO.
BAGNI Italian
From Latin balnea "bath", referring to a person who worked as a bath house attendant.
BAIER German
Variant of BAYER.
BAIRD Scottish
Anglicized form of MAC AN BAIRD.
BAKER English
Occupational name meaning "baker", derived from Middle English bakere.
BĂLAN Romanian
Means "blond" in Romanian.
BALDI Italian
Derived from the given name BALDO.
BALIK Turkish
From a Turkish word meaning "fish".
BANÍK Slovak
Means "miner" in Slovak.
BANKS English
Originally indicated someone who lived near a hillside or a bank of land.
BARIŞ Turkish
From the given name BARIŞ.
BARNA Hungarian
Means "brown" in Hungarian.
BARRE French
French cognate of BARR.
BÁRTA Czech
From a given name which was a diminutive of BARTOLOMĚJ.
BARTA Hungarian
From the given name BARTA.
BASSI Italian
Variant of BASSO, common in northern Italy.
BASSO Italian
Originally a nickname for a short person, from Latin bassus "thick, low".
BATES English
Means "son of BATE".
BATTS English
Means "son of BATE".
BAUER German
From Old High German bur meaning "peasant, farmer".
BAYER German
Originally denoted a person from Bavaria, from its German name BAYERN.
BELLO Spanish, Italian
Means "beautiful" in Spanish and Italian, originally a nickname for an attractive person.
BELTZ German
Occupational name for a tanner of hides, derived from Middle High German belz meaning "fur".
BENES Hungarian
Hungarian form of BENEŠ.
BENEŠ Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name BENEDIKT.
BERAN Czech
Derived from Czech beran meaning "ram".
BERNE Irish
Variant of O'BYRNE.
BERRY English
Derived from a place name which was derived from Old English burh "fortification".
BERTI Italian
Derived from the given name BERTO.
BEVAN Welsh
Derived from Welsh ap Evan meaning "son of EVAN".
BEYER German
Variant of BAYER.
BIAGI Italian
Means "son of BIAGIO".
BJÖRK Swedish
From Swedish björk "birch tree".
BLACK English
Means either "black" (from Old English blæc) or "pale" (from Old English blac). It could refer to a person with a pale or a dark complexion, or a person who worked with black dye.
BLÁHA Czech
Derived from a diminutive of BLAŽEJ.
BLAIR Scottish
From any one of several places of this name in Scotland, which derive from Gaelic blár meaning "plain, field, battlefield".
BLAKE English
Variant of BLACK. A famous bearer was the poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827).
BLANC French
Means "white" in French. The name referred to a person who was pale, or whose hair was blond.
BOBAL Czech
Derived from Czech bob meaning "bean".
BOELS Dutch
Means "son of BOELE".
BÖHME German
Variant of BÖHM.
BOKOR Hungarian
Topographic name derived from Hungarian bokor "bush". This is also the name of a village in Hungary.
BOOTH English
Topographic name derived from Middle English both meaning "hut, stall".
BORDE French
From Frankish bord meaning "board, plank". This name belonged to a person who lived in a house made of planks.
BOROS Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian bor "wine". Originally it could have indicated someone who made or sold wine.
BORST Dutch
From a nickname derived from Dutch borst "chest".
BÖSCH (1) German
Derived from a diminutive of the given name SEBASTIAN.
BOSCH (1) Dutch, Low German
Derived from Middle Dutch bosch meaning "wood, forest".
BOSCH (2) Catalan
Catalan cognate of BOSCO.
BOSCO Italian
Means "forest" in Italian.
BOSKO Polish, Slovak
Derived from Slavic bosu meaning "barefoot".
BOTHA Southern African, Afrikaans
South African variant of BOTH.
BOTHE Dutch
Variant of BOTH.
BOVER Catalan
Catalan cognate of BOVE.
BOWEN Welsh
From Welsh ap Owain meaning "son of OWAIN".
BOYCE English
From Old French bois meaning "wood", originally given to someone who lived by or in a wood.
BOYLE Irish
From Irish Ó Baoighill meaning "descendant of Baoigheall". The meaning of the given name Baoigheall is uncertain, but it is thought to be connected to Irish geall meaning "pledge".
BRAAM Dutch
Derived from the given name BRAM.
BRADY Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Brádaigh meaning "descendant of BRÁDACH".
BRAMS Danish
Derived from the given name BRAM.
BRAND German, English
Derived from the Germanic given name BRANDO or its Old Norse cognate BRANDR.
BRAUN German
Variant of BRUN.
BREDA Italian
From the name of a town near Venice, possibly derived from a Germanic (Lombardic) word meaning "field".
BREEN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Braoin meaning "descendant of Braon", a byname meaning "rain, moisture, drop".
BRENT English
Originally derived from the name of a hill (or the village nearby) in Somerset, perhaps derived from a Celtic word meaning "hill".
BRETT English
Originally a name given to someone who was a Breton, a person from Brittany.
BRETZ German
Indicated a person from the town of Breetz in Brandenburg, Germany. The meaning of the town's name is unknown.
BRICE English
From the given name BRICE.
BROCK English
Derived from Old English brocc meaning "badger", ultimately of Celtic origin.
BRODY Scottish
Variant of BRODIE.
BROOK English
Denoted a person who lived near a brook, a word derived from Old English broc.
BROSE German
Derived from the given name AMBROSE.
BROTZ German
Variant of PROTZ.
BROWN English
Originally a nickname for a person who had brown hair or skin. A notable bearer is Charlie Brown from the 'Peanuts' comic strip by Charles Schulz.
BRUCE Scottish
Possibly from the name of the town of Brix in Normandy, which is of unknown meaning. It was brought to Scotland in the 12th century by the Anglo-Norman baron Robert de Brus. It was later borne by his descendant Robert the Bruce, a hero of the 14th century who achieved independence from England and became the king of Scotland.
BRUHN German
Variant of BRUN.
BRUNE German
Variant of BRUN.
BRUNO Italian
Means "brown" in Italian, a nickname for a person with brown hair or brown clothes.
BRYAN English
From the given name BRIAN.
BRYCE English
From the given name BRICE.
BUDAI Hungarian
Originally indicated a person from the Hungarian city of BUDA (one of the two cities that were joined to make Budapest in 1873).
BUDAY Hungarian
Variant of BUDAI.
BUDNY Polish
Possibly from Polish buda meaning "hut, cabin".
BULLE Dutch
From the given name BOELE.
BUREŠ Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the old Slavic given name Burian, of uncertain meaning.
BURKE English, Irish
Derived from Middle English burgh meaning "fortress, fortification, castle". It was brought to Ireland in the 12th century by the Norman invader William FitzAdelm de Burgo.
BURNS (1) English, Scottish
Derived from Old English burna "stream, spring". A famous bearer was the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796).
BUSCH German
Means "bush" in German, a name for someone who lived close to a thicket.
BUSTO Spanish, Italian
From the name of towns in Spain and Italy, derived from Late Latin bustum meaning "ox pasture".
BUTTS English
From a nickname meaning "thick, stumpy", from Middle English butt.
BYRNE Irish
Variant of O'BYRNE.
CAITO Italian
Occupational name from Sicilian càjitu "official, leader", ultimately from Arabic قاضي (qadi) "judge".
CAMPO Spanish, Italian
Means "field" in Spanish and Italian.
CANTÚ Spanish (Mexican)
Variant of CANTÙ, common in Mexico.
CANTÙ Italian
From Cantù, an Italian town located in Lombardy, itself of uncertain origin.
CAREY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ciardha meaning "descendant of CIARDHA".
CARON French
Variant of CHARRON.
CASAL Spanish
From the Spanish word casal meaning "house", ultimately from Late Late casalis and Latin casa.
CASEY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cathasaigh meaning "descendant of CATHASACH".
CASON English
From the English place name Cawston, derived from the Old Norse given name KÁLFR combined with Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town".
CAVAN Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Caoimháin meaning "descendant of CAOMHÁN".
CAVEY Irish
Possibly an Anglicized form of MAC DAIBHÉID.
CECIL Welsh
From the Welsh given name Seisyll, which was derived from the Roman name Sextilius, a derivative of SEXTUS.
ČERNÝ Czech
Means "black" in Czech.
CHASE English
Occupational name for a hunter, from Middle English chase "hunt".
CHONG Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of ZHANG.
CHUNG Korean
Korean form of ZHENG, from Sino-Korean (jeong).
ČÍŽEK Czech
Means "siskin" in Czech, referring to a type of bird in the finch family.
ČÍŽIK Slovak
Slovak cognate of ČÍŽEK.
CLAES Flemish
From the given name KLAUS.
CLARK English
Means "cleric" or "scribe", from Old English clerec meaning "priest", ultimately from Latin clericus. A famous bearer was William Clark (1770-1838), an explorer of the west of North America.
CLERY Irish
Variant of CLEARY.
CLINE German, Jewish
Anglicized spelling of KLEIN.
CLOET Dutch
Variant of KLOET.
CLOSE English
From Middle English clos meaning "enclosure", a topographic name for someone who lived near a courtyard or farmyard.
COCKS English
Patronymic form of COCK.
COHEN Jewish
Means "priest" from Hebrew כֹּהֵן (kohen). It originally denoted one of the priestly tribe of Levi.
COIRO Italian
From Italian cuoio meaning "leather", ultimately from Latin corium. This was an occupational surname for a leather worker or tanner.
COKES English
Variant of COOK.
COLÓN Spanish
Spanish form of COLOMBO.
COMBS English
Variant of COOMBS.
CONTI Italian
From the Italian noble title conte meaning "count", derived from Latin comes. It denoted a person who worked for a count or, in rare cases, was a count.
COOKE English
Variant of COOK.
COREY English
Derived from the Old Norse given name Kóri, of unknown meaning.
CORNA Italian
Derived from the names of places in northern Italy, especially Lombardy, from a word which means "crag, cliff" in the Lombard dialect.
CORRÀ Italian
From a short form of the given name CORRADO.
CORTI Italian
From Italian corte meaning "court, yard".
CORVI Italian
Nickname derived from Italian corvo meaning "crow".
COSTA Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "riverbank, slope, coast" in Portuguese, Italan and Catalan, ultimately from Latin meaning "side, edge".
COSTE French
French form of COSTA.
COUCH Cornish
From Cornish cough "red", indicating the original bearer had red hair.
COUPE English
From Middle English coupe meaning "barrel", a name for a barrel maker or cooper.
CRAIG Scottish
Derived from Gaelic creag meaning "crag, rocks", originally belonging to a person who lived near a crag.
CREWE English
Originally denoted someone from Crewe in Cheshire, which is from Welsh criu "weir, dam, fish trap".
CRISP English
English cognate of CRESPO.
CROCE Italian
Italian form of CROSS.
CROFT English
From Old English croft meaning "enclosed field".
CROSS English
Locative name meaning "cross", ultimately from Latin crux. It denoted one who lived near a cross symbol or near a crossroads.
CUOCO Italian
Italian cognate of COOK.
CURRY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó COMHRAIDHE or Ó CORRA.
DALCA Romanian
Meaning uncertain.
DALEY Irish
Variant of DALY.
DARBY English
From the name of the town Derby meaning "deer farm" in Old Norse.
DARZI Persian
Means "tailor" in Persian.
DAUBE German
Variant of TAUBE.
DAVIN Irish
Variant of DEVIN (1).
DAVIS English, Scottish
Means "son of DAVID". This was the surname of the revolutionary jazz trumpet player Miles Davis (1926-1991).
D'CRUZ Indian (Christian)
Variant of CRUZ more common among Christians from India.
DEMİR Turkish
Means "iron" in Turkish, originally referring to an ironworker.
DENIS French
From the given name DENIS.
DERBY English
Variant of DARBY.
DEVIN (1) Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic surnames Ó DAMHÁIN or Ó DUBHÁIN.
DEVIN (2) English
Nickname for a person who acted divinely, from Old French devin "divine", ultimately from Latin.
DE WIT Dutch
Variant of DE WITTE.
DIBRA Albanian
From the Albanian name for the city of Debar in Macedonia, originally given to someone who came from there.
DIMOV Bulgarian
Means "son of DIMO".
DIOLI Italian
Meaning unknown.
DIRIX Flemish, Dutch
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRKS Dutch, German
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRKX Dutch, Flemish
Means "son of DIRK".
DIXON English
Means "DICK (1)'s son".
DOBOS Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian dob meaning "drum". Originally the name was given to someone who played drums or made them.
DODGE English
From Dogge, a medieval diminutive of ROGER.
DOLAN Irish
From the Irish Ó Dubhshláin meaning "descendant of DUBHSHLÁINE".
DONNE Scottish, Irish
From Gaelic donn meaning "brown", a nickname for a person with brown hair.
DORAN Irish
From Irish Ó Deoráin meaning "descendant of Deoradhán", where Deoradhán is a given name meaning "exile, wanderer".
DOYLE Irish
From the Irish Ó Dubhghaill, which means "descendant of DUBHGHALL". A famous bearer was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.
DRAGO Italian
From a nickname meaning "dragon" in Italian.
DRAKE English
Derived from the Old Norse byname Draki or the Old English byname Draca both meaning "dragon", both via Latin from Greek δρακων (drakon) meaning "dragon, serpent".
DREES Dutch
Variant of DRIES.
DRIES Dutch
From the given name DRIES.
DROIT French
Means "right, straight" in French, a nickname for an upright person.
DUANE Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Ó DUBHÁIN.
DUERR German
Variant of DÜRR.
DUFFY (1) Irish
Derived from Irish Ó Dubhthaigh meaning "descendant of DUBHTHACH". Their original homeland was Monaghan where the surname is still the most common; they are also from Donegal and Roscommon.
DUKES English
Patronymic form of DUKE.
DUNAI Hungarian
From Duna, the Hungarian name for river DANUBE.
DUNST German
Derived from Middle High German dunst "haze".
DUŠEK Czech
Derived from a diminutive of DUŠAN.
DUVAL French
Means "from the valley" in French.
DYSON English
Means "son of DYE".
EARLS English
Patronymic form of EARL.
EASOM English
Variant of EADS.
EASON English
Variant of EADS.
EATON English
From any of the various English towns with this name, derived from Old English ea "river" and tun "enclosure, yard, town".
EBNER (1) German
Originally indicated a dweller on a flat piece of land, derived from Middle High German ebene "plateau".
EBNER (2) German
Means "judge, arbiter" from Middle High German ebenære.
EDGAR English
Derived from the given name EDGAR.
EGGER German
South German occupational name for a plowman or farmer, derived from German eggen "to harrow, to plow".
ELDER English
Derived from Old English ealdra meaning "older", used to distinguish two people who had the same name.
ELENA Italian
Derived from the given name ELENA.
ELIOT English
Variant of ELLIOTT.
ELLIS English, Welsh
Derived from the given name ELIJAH, or sometimes ELISEDD.
ELMER English
Derived from the Old English name ÆÐELMÆR.
ELVIS English
Variant of ELWES.
ELWES English
Derived from the given name ELOISE.
ELWIN English
Variant of ELWYN.
ELWYN English
Derived from the given names ÆLFWINE, ÆÐELWINE or EALDWINE.
ÉMILE French
Derived from the given name ÉMILE.
EMMET English
Variant of EMMETT. This name was borne by the Irish nationalist Robert Emmet (1778-1803).
ENGEL German
Derived from German given names beginning with Engel, such as ENGELBERT.