Surnames of Length 5

This is a list of surnames in which the length is 5.
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Drake English
Derived from the Old Norse byname Draki or the Old English byname Draca both meaning "dragon", both via Latin from Greek δράκων (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 Irish Ó Dubháin meaning "descendant of Dubhán".
Duerr German
Variant of Dürr.
Duffy 1 Irish
Derived from Irish Ó Dubhthaigh meaning "descendant of Dubthach". 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.
Dumas French
Means "from the farm", from Occitan mas "farmhouse", from Latin mansus "dwelling". A famous bearer was the French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870).
Dunai Hungarian
From Duna, the Hungarian name for river Danube.
Dunst German
Derived from Middle High German dunst "haze".
Dupuy French
Means "from the hill", from Occitan puy "hill", from Latin podium "platform".
Durán Spanish
Spanish cognate of Durand.
Đurić Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of Đuro".
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.
Egawa Japanese
From Japanese (e) meaning "bay, inlet" and (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Egger German
South German occupational name meaning "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.
Ennis Irish
Variant of Innes 1.
Erdős Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "forester", derived from Hungarian erdő "forest".
Esser German
Means "cartwright", related to Old High German ahsa "axle".
Eszes Hungarian
Means "clever, bright" in Hungarian.
Evans Welsh
Means "son of Evan".
Evers Dutch
Means "son of Evert".
Ewart 1 English
From a Norman form of Edward.
Ewart 2 English
From the name of an English town, derived from Old English ea "river" and worþ "enclosure".
Fabel German
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Fabian.
Fabre Occitan, French
Occitan form of Fèvre.
Falco Italian
Derived from Italian falco "falcon". The name was used to denote a falconer or a person who resembled a falcon in some way.
Farro Italian
Derived from the name of a place on Sicily, Italy, derived from Latin far meaning "wheat, spelt".
Faure Occitan, French
Occitan form of Fèvre.
Faust German
Derived from the given name Faust, a form of Faustus.
Favre French
Southern French variant of Fèvre.
Fehér Hungarian
Means "white" in Hungarian, originally referring to a person with white hair or complexion.
Fejes Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian fej meaning "head", originally a nickname applied to a stubborn person.
Feldt German, Danish, Swedish
North German, Danish and Swedish variant of Feld.
Félix French, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Felix.
Fermi Italian
Originally indicated a person from the town of Fermo in the Marche region of Italy, originally called Firmum in Latin meaning "strong, steady, firm".
Ferri Italian
Variant of Ferro.
Ferro Italian, Spanish
Means "iron", ultimately from Latin ferrum. This was an occupational name for one who worked with iron.
Fèvre French
Occupational name meaning "blacksmith" in Old French, derived from Latin faber.
Fiala Czech
Means "violet" in Czech, referring to the flower. It may have originally referred to a person who lived near a sign bearing violets, or it may have been given to a person who lived in a place where violets grew.
Field English
Variant of Fields.
Filep Hungarian
From the given name Fülöp.
Finch English, Literature
From the name of the bird, from Old English finc. It was used by Harper Lee for the surname of lawyer Atticus Finch and his children in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960).
Fiore Italian
Derived from the given name Fiore.
Floyd Welsh
Variant of Lloyd.
Flynn Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Floinn meaning "descendant of Flann".
Fodor Hungarian
From Hungarian fodor meaning "curly, wavy", referring to a person with curly or wavy hair.
Foley Irish
From Irish Ó Foghladha meaning "descendant of Foghlaidh". The byname Foghlaidh meant "pirate, marauder, plunderer".
Fonda Italian
Of Italian origin, possibly from a place derived from fondo meaning "deep". The family of Henry Fonda (1905-1982) came from the Netherlands, but they were of Genoese origin.
Forst German
Derived from Old High German forst "forest". Probably unrelated to the Old French word forest, which was derived from Latin, Old High German forst was derived from foraha meaning "fir tree".
Fosse English, French
Derived from Old French fosse "ditch".
Frank 1 English
Derived from the given name Frank.
Frank 2 English
From Old English franc meaning "free".
Frank 3 German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Name for a person from Franconia in Germany, so called because it was settled by the Frankish people.
Freud German, Jewish
Means "joy" in German, a nickname for a cheerful person. A famous bearer was the psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939).
Fried German
Derived from the given name Friedrich.
Friel Irish
From the Irish Ó Frighil meaning "descendant of Fearghal".
Frisk Swedish
From Swedish frisk "healthy", which was derived from the Middle Low German word vrisch "fresh, young, frisky".
Fromm German
From a nickname derived from Middle High German vrom meaning "noble, honourable".
Frost English, German
From Old English and Old High German meaning "frost", a nickname for a person who had a cold personality or a white beard.
Fuchs German
From Old High German fuhs meaning "fox". It was originally a nickname for a person with red hair.
Fukui Japanese
Denoted a person who was from Fukui prefecture in Japan.
Fülöp Hungarian
Derived from the given name Fülöp.
Funar Romanian
Means "rope maker" in Romanian.
Fürst German
From a nickname meaning "(sovereign) prince" in German. The word fürst itself is derived from Old High German furisto "first".
Fusco Italian
From Italian fosco meaning "dark", from Latin fuscus. This was a nickname for a person with dark features.
Fylan Irish
Variant of Whelan.
Gábor Hungarian
From the given name Gábor.
Gagne French
Variant of Gagneux. This surname is especially common in Quebec.
Gajos Polish
Derived from Polish gaj meaning "grove, thicket".
Galli Italian
Variant of Gallo, common in northern Italy.
Gallo Italian, Spanish
Means "rooster", ultimately from Latin gallus. This was a nickname for a proud person.
Ganza Italian
Probably from the feminine medieval given name Allegranza or Alleganza, a derivative of Allegra. It comes from northern Lombardy.
Garbo Italian
From a nickname meaning "politeness" in Italian. A famous bearer of this name was the Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990), born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson.
Garey English
Variant of Geary.
Garry English
Variant of Geary.
Garza Spanish
Derived from Spanish garza meaning "heron".
Gates English
Originally denoted a person who lived near the town gates.
Gatti Italian
Means "cat" in Italian, originally a nickname for an agile person.
Geary English
Derived from a Norman given name that was a short form of Germanic names starting with the element ger "spear".
Geels Dutch
Variant of Geelen.
Geier German
Means "vulture" in German, a nickname for a greedy person.
Genov Bulgarian
Means "son of Geno".
Gerig German
Variant of Gehring.
Gerst German
Occupational name for a barley farmer, derived from Old High German gersta "barley".
Gibbs English, Scottish
Means "son of Gib".
Giehl German
German form of Giles.
Giese German, Danish
Derived from a short form of the given name Giselbert or other Germanic names beginning with the element gisil.
Giles English
From the given name Giles.
Glass English, German
From Old English glæs or Old High German glas meaning "glass". This was an occupational name for a glass blower or glazier.
Glenn Scottish
Derived from Gaelic gleann "valley". A famous bearer was American astronaut John Glenn (1921-2016).
Glynn Welsh, Cornish
Topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, from Welsh glyn and Cornish glin, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.
Göbel German
Derived from the given name Göbel, a diminutive of the Old German name Godebert, which is derived from god "God" and beraht "bright".
Goffe English
Derived from Breton or Cornish goff meaning "smith", referring to a metalworker.
Golob Slovene
Means "pigeon" in Slovene.
Golub Croatian
Means "pigeon" in Croatian.
Gomes Portuguese
From the medieval given name Gomes.
Gómez Spanish
Spanish form of Gomes.
Goode English
Variant of Good.
Górka Polish
Variant of Gorecki.
Görög Hungarian
Means "Greek" in Hungarian.
Gosse French
Derived from the Norman given name Gosse.
Gotti German
Variant of Gott.
Gough 1 Welsh
Nickname for a red-haired person, from Welsh coch "red".
Gough 2 Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mag Eochadha meaning "son of Eochaidh".
Grady Irish
From Irish Ó Gráda or Ó Grádaigh meaning "descendant of Gráda". The byname Gráda means "noble, illustrious".
Grahn Swedish
From Swedish gran meaning "spruce".
Grant English, Scottish
Derived from Norman French meaning "grand, tall, large, great".
Grbić Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Means "hunchback", derived from Serbian, Croatian and Slovene grba "hump".
Greco Italian
Means "from Greece" in Italian.
Green English
Descriptive name for someone who often wore the colour green or someone who lived near the village green.
Greer Scottish
Derived from the given name Gregor.
Grgić Croatian
Means "son of Grgur".
Grier Scottish
Derived from the given name Gregor.
Groos German
Variant of Groß.
Gross German
Variant of Groß.
Groß German
From Old High German groz meaning "tall, big".
Grósz Hungarian
Hungarian form of Groß.
Guidi Italian
From the given name Guido.
Gujić Bosnian
Means "son of a snake" from the Bosnian word guja meaning "snake".
Gully English
Nickname for a big person, from Middle English golias meaning "giant" (ultimately from Goliath, the Philistine warrior who was slain by David in the Old Testament).
Gupta Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu
Means "protected" in Sanskrit.
Haase German
Variant of Hase.
Haber German, Jewish
Occupational name for one who grew or sold oats, derived from Old High German habaro "oat". As a Jewish surname it is ornamental.
Haden English
From a place name derived from Old English hæþ "heath" and dun "hill".
Hagen Norwegian, Dutch
From Old Norse hagi or Old Dutch hago meaning "enclosure, pasture".
Hájek Czech
Means "thicket" in Czech, a diminutive of háj "woods".
Hajós Hungarian
Means "boatman, sailor" in Hungarian.
Hakim Arabic
Derived from the given name Hakim.
Haley English
From the name of an English town meaning "hay clearing", from Old English heg "hay" and leah "woodland, clearing".
Halle German
German variant of Hall.
Halmi Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian halom meaning "mound, small hill". Originally the name was given to someone who lived near or on a hill.
Hardy English, French
From Old French and Middle English hardi meaning "bold, daring, hardy", of Germanic origin.
Harel Jewish
Ornamental name adopted from a biblical place name meaning "altar, mountain of God" in Hebrew.
Hasek Czech
From a diminutive of the given name Havel.
Hauer German
Derived from Middle High German houwen "to chop", referring to a butcher or woodchopper.
Haupt German
German cognate of Head.
Havel Czech
Derived from the given name Havel.
Hayes 1 English
From various English place names that were derived from Old English hæg meaning "enclosure, fence". A famous bearer was American President Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893).
Hayes 2 Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó hAodha meaning "descendant of Aodh".
Hayes 3 Jewish
Matronymic name derived from the given name Chaya.
Hearn Irish
Anglicized form of Ó hEachthighearna.
Heath English
Originally belonged to a person who was a dweller on the heath or open land.
Heinz German
Derived from a diminutive of Heinrich.
Henry English
Derived from the given name Henry.
Hertz German
Derived from Middle High German herze meaning "heart", a nickname for a big-hearted person.
Hicks English
Derived from the medieval given name Hicke, a diminutive of Richard.
Hines Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó hEidhin meaning "descendant of Eidhin", a given name or byname of unknown origin.
Hjort Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish cognate of Hart.
Hoàng Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Huang, from Sino-Vietnamese (hoàng).
Hobbs English
Derived from the medieval given name Hob.
Hofer German
Occupational name for a farmer, from German Hof "farm", from Old High German hof "house, estate, courtyard".
Hogan Irish
From Irish Ó hÓgáin meaning "descendant of Ógán". The given name Ógán is a diminutive of óg meaning "young".
Holme English, Scottish
Referred either to someone living by a small island (northern Middle English holm, from Old Norse holmr) or near a holly tree (Middle English holm, from Old English holegn).
Holst Danish, Low German, Dutch
Originally referred to a person from the region of Holstein between Germany and Denmark. A famous bearer of this name was the English composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934).
Holtz German
German cognate of Holt.
Holub Czech, Ukrainian
Means "dove, pigeon" in Czech and Ukrainian.
Honda Japanese
From Japanese (hon) meaning "root, origin, source" and (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Horák Czech
Derived from Czech hora "mountain".
Horne English
Variant of Horn.
House English
Referred to a person who lived or worked in a house, as opposed to a smaller hut.
Howse English
Variant of Howe.
Hoxha Albanian
From the Persian title خواجه (khvajeh) meaning "lord".
Hrabě Czech
Means "count" in Czech, perhaps used to denote someone who worked for a count or acted like a count.
Hrubý Czech
Means "crude, coarse" in Czech.
Hsieh Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese (see Xie).
Huang Chinese
From Chinese (huáng) meaning "yellow".
Hüber German
Variant of Huber.
Huber German
Occupational name for a farmer, derived from Old High German huoba "plot of land, farm".
Hurst English
Originally a name for a person who lived near a thicket of trees, from Old English hyrst "thicket".
Huỳnh Vietnamese
Variant of Hoàng used more often in southern Vietnam.
Hynes Irish
Variant of Hines.
Ibbot English
Variant of Ibbott.
Ibsen Danish
Means "son of Ib". A famous bearer was the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906).
Idowu Western African, Yoruba
From the given name Idowu.
Ikeda Japanese
From Japanese (ike) meaning "pool, pond" and (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Iliev Bulgarian
Means "son of Iliya".
Illés Hungarian
Derived from the given name Illés.
Ilves Estonian
Means "lynx" in Estonian.
Inaba Japanese
From Japanese (ina) meaning "rice plant" and (ha) meaning "leaf".
Inada Japanese
From Japanese (ina) meaning "rice plant" and (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Innes 1 Scottish
From a place name derived from Gaelic inis meaning "island".
Innes 2 Scottish
From the given name Aonghus.
Inoue Japanese
Means "above the well", from Japanese (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit", an unwritten possessive marker (no), and (ue) meaning "above, top, upper".
Irwin English
Derived from the Old English given name Eoforwine.
Isaev Russian
Means "son of Isay".
Ivers English, Irish
Patronymic derived from the given name Ivor.
Iwata Japanese
From Japanese (iwa) meaning "cliff, rocks" and (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Izumi Japanese
From Japanese (izumi) meaning "spring, fountain".
Jäger German
Means "hunter" in German, from Old High German jagon meaning "to hunt".
Jager German
Variant of Jäger.
Jakab Hungarian
Derived from the given name Jakab.
James English
Derived from the given name James.
Janda Czech, Polish
Derived from the given name Jan 1.
Järvi Finnish
Means "lake" in Finnish.
Jasso Basque
Variant of Jaso.
Jelen Czech
From a nickname meaning "stag" in Czech.
Jeleń Polish
Polish form of Jelen.
Jeong Korean
Korean form of Zheng, from Sino-Korean (jeong).
Jesus Portuguese
Derived from the given name Jesus.
Jewel English
Variant of Jewell.
Ježek Czech
Diminutive form of Jež.
Jiang 1 Chinese
From Chinese (jiāng) meaning "river, Yangtze".
Jiang 2 Chinese
From Chinese (jiāng) meaning "ginger".
Jinks English
Means "son of Jenk", a short form of Jenkin, a diminutive of Jen, itself a Middle English form of John.
Johns English
Derived from the given name John.
Jónás Hungarian
Derived from the given name Jónás.
Jones English, Welsh
Derived from the given name Jon, a medieval variant of John.
Jordà Catalan
Derived from the given name Jordà.
Joshi Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
From Sanskrit ज्योतिश (jyotisha) meaning "astronomer".
Joyce English, Irish
From the given name Joyce.
Jundt German
Derived from a diminutive of the feminine given name Judith.
Junge German
Variant of Jung 1.
Jurić Croatian
Means "son of Jure".
Jusić Bosnian
Perhaps means "son of Josip".
Kádár Hungarian
Means "cooper, barrel maker" in Hungarian.
Kader Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic قادر (see Qadir).
Kadeř Czech
Variant of Kudrna.
Kafka Czech
Derived from Czech kavka "jackdaw".
Kamau Eastern African, Kikuyu
Derived from the given name Kamau.
Kanda Japanese
From Japanese (kan) meaning "god" and (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Karga Turkish
Nickname meaning "crow" in Turkish.
Karim Arabic
Derived from the given name Karim.
Kasun Croatian
Possibly derived from the old Slavic word kazati meaning "to order, to command".
Katou Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 加藤 (see Katō).
Kaube German
From the name of the town of Kaub in Germany.
Keane Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Catháin.
Keefe Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Caoimh meaning "descendant of Caomh".
Keely Irish
Variant of Keeley.
Keith Scottish
From a place name that is probably derived from the Brythonic element cet meaning "wood". This was the surname of a long line of Scottish nobles.
Kelly 1 Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ceallaigh meaning "descendant of Ceallach".
Kelly 2 Scottish
From a Scottish place name derived from coille meaning "grove".
Kempf German
German cognate of Kemp.
Keyes 1 English
Variant of Kay 1 or Kay 2.
Keyes 2 Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Aodha.
Kijek Polish
Means "small stick", from Polish kij "stick".
Kirby English
From numerous towns in northern England named Kirby or Kirkby, derived from Old Norse kirkja "church" and býr "farm, settlement".
Kirch German
German cognate of Church.
Kjær Danish
Topographic name for someone living near a wetland, from Danish kær "marsh", from Old Norse kjarr "thicket".
Kleid Jewish
Occupational name for a tailor, from Old High German kleid meaning "garment, clothing".
Klein German, Dutch, Jewish
Means "small, little" from German klein or Yiddish kleyn. A famous bearer of this name is clothes designer Calvin Klein (1942-).
Klerk Dutch
Variant of De Klerk.
Klerx Dutch
Variant of De Klerk.
Klíma Czech
Derived a diminutive of Kliment.
Kloet Dutch
Possibly from Middle Dutch cloet meaning "lump, ball". In some cases this was a nickname for an oafish person. In other cases it may have been a name for someone who lived near a sign that had a globe on it.
Kneib German
Variant of Knef.
Knepp German
Variant of Knopf.
Knopf German
Means "button" in German, originally belonging to a button maker or button seller.
Knopp German
Variant of Knopf.
Kóbor Hungarian
From Hungarian kóbor meaning "wanderer, ranger".
Kohut Ukrainian
Means "rooster" in Ukrainian, a nickname for a proud person.
Kokot Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian cognate of Kohut.
Kolář Czech
Means "wheelwright", a derivative of Czech kolo "wheel".
Kolar Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene cognate of Kolář.
Kolbe German
From Middle High German kolbe meaning "club".
Kolen Dutch
From the given name Nicolaas.
König German
German cognate of King.
Koole Dutch
Derived from a short form of the given name Nicolaas.
Kools Dutch
Derived from the given name Nicolaas.
Košar Croatian
From Croatian koš meaning "basket", originally indicating a person who made or sold baskets.
Kováč Slovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech cognate of Kovač.
Kovac Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Czech
Simplified spelling of Kováč or Kovač.
Kovač Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Slovene
Means "blacksmith", a derivative of Slavic kovati meaning "to forge".
Kovář Czech
Czech cognate of Kovač.
Kövér Hungarian
Means "fat" in Hungarian.
Kozel Czech
Czech cognate of Kozioł.
Kralj Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Slovene, Croatian and Serbian form of Król.
Kranz German, Jewish
Derived from Old High German kranz meaning "wreath", an occupational name for a maker of wreaths or an ornamental Jewish name.
Kraus German
From Middle High German krus meaning "curly", originally a nickname for a person with curly hair.
Krebs German
Means "crab" in German, perhaps a nickname for a person with a crab-like walk.
Krupa Polish
Means "groats, grain" in Polish.
Kruse German
Variant of Kraus.
Kuang Chinese
From Chinese (kuàng), which refers to the clan of the same name.