This is a list of surnames in which the length is 5.
Occupational name meaning "forester", derived from Hungarian erdő
Means "cartwright", related to Old High German ahsa
Derived from Italian falco
"falcon". The name was used to denote a falconer or a person who resembled a falcon in some way.
Derived from the name of a place on Sicily, Italy, derived from Latin far
meaning "wheat, spelt".
Means "white" in Hungarian, originally referring to a person with white hair or complexion.
Derived from Hungarian fej
meaning "head", originally a nickname applied to a stubborn person.
Originally indicated a person from the town of Fermo in the Marche region of Italy, originally called Firmum
in Latin meaning "strong, steady, firm".
FERRO Italian, Portuguese
Means "iron", ultimately from Latin ferrum
. This was an occupational name for one who worked with iron.
Occupational name meaning "blacksmith" in Old French, derived from Latin faber
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.
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Floinn
meaning "descendant of FLANN
From Hungarian fodor
meaning "curly, wavy", referring to a person with curly or wavy hair.
From Irish Ó Foghladha
meaning "descendant of Foghlaidh". The byname Foghlaidh
meant "pirate, marauder, plunderer".
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.
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".
FREUD German, Jewish
Means "joy" in German, a nickname for a cheerful person. A famous bearer was the psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939).
From Swedish frisk
"healthy", which was derived from the Middle Low German word vrisch
"fresh, young, frisky".
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.
From Old High German fuhs
meaning "fox". It was originally a nickname for a person with red hair.
Denoted a person who was from Fukui prefecture in Japan.
From a nickname meaning "(sovereign) prince" in German. The word fürst
itself is derived from Old High German furisto
Derived from Polish gaj
meaning "grove, thicket".
GALLO Italian, Spanish
Means "rooster", ultimately from Latin gallus
. This was a nickname for a proud person.
Probably from the feminine medieval given name Allegranza or Alleganza, a derivative of ALLEGRA
. It comes from northern Lombardy.
Means "cat" in Italian, originally a nickname for an agile person.
Derived from a Norman given name that was a short form of Germanic names starting with the element ger
Means "vulture" in German, a nickname for a greedy person.
Occupational name for a barley farmer, derived from Old High German gersta
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.
Derived from Gaelic gleann
"valley". A famous bearer was American astronaut John Glenn (1921-2016).
Derived from the given name Göbel
, a diminutive of the Old German name Godebert
, which is derived from god
"God" and beraht
Derived from Breton or Cornish goff
meaning "smith", and referred to a metalworker.
Descriptive name for someone who often wore the colour green or someone who lived near the village green.
From Old High German groz
meaning "tall, big".
Means "son of a snake" from the Bosnian word guja
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).
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.
From a place name derived from Old English hæþ
"heath" and dun
Means "thicket" in Czech, a diminutive of háj
From the name of an English town meaning "hay clearing", from Old English heg
"hay" and leah
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", of Germanic origin.
Ornamental name adopted from a biblical place name meaning "altar, mountain of God" in Hebrew.
Derived from Middle High German houwen
"to chop", referring to a butcher or woodchopper.
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).
Originally belonged to a person who was a dweller on the heath or open land.
Derived from Middle High German herze
meaning "heart", a nickname for a big-hearted person.
Anglicized form of Irish Ó hEidhin
meaning "descendant of Eidhin", a given name or byname of unknown origin.
Occupational name for a farmer, from German Hof
"farm", from Old High German hof
"house, estate, courtyard".
From Irish Ó hÓgáin
meaning "descendant of Ógán". The given name Ógán
is a diminutive of óg
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).
From Japanese 本 (hon)
meaning "root, origin, source" and 田 (ta)
Referred to a person who lived or worked in a house, as opposed to a smaller hut.
Means "count" in Czech, perhaps used to denote someone who worked for a count or acted like a count.
Occupational name for a farmer, derived from Old High German huoba
"plot of land, farm".
Originally a name for a person who lived near a thicket of trees, from Old English hyrst
Means "son of IB
". A famous bearer was the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906).
Means "above the well", from Japanese 井 (i)
meaning "well, mine shaft, pit", an unwritten possessive marker の (no)
, and 上 (ue)
meaning "above, top, upper".
Means "hunter" in German, from Old High German jagon
meaning "to hunt".
From a nickname meaning "stag" in Czech.
Means "son of Jenk", a short form of Jenkin
, a diminutive of Jen
, itself a Middle English form of JOHN
Possibly derived from the old Slavic word kazati
meaning "to order, to command".
From Japanese 加 (ka)
meaning "add, increase" and 藤 (tou)
meaning "wisteria". The latter character may indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.
From the name of the town of Kaub in Germany.
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Caoimh
meaning "descendant of CAOMH
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.
Means "small stick", from Polish kij
From numerous towns in northern England named Kirby or Kirkby, derived from Old Norse kirkja
"church" and býr
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-).
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.
Means "button" in German, originally belonging to a button maker or button seller.
Means "rooster" in Ukrainian, a nickname for a proud person.
Means "wheelwright", a derivative of Czech kolo
From Middle High German kolbe
From Croatian koš
meaning "basket", originally indicating a person who made or sold baskets.
KRANZ German, Jewish
Derived from Old High German kranz
meaning "wreath", an occupational name for a maker of wreaths or an ornamental Jewish name.
From Middle High German krus
meaning "curly", originally a nickname for a person with curly hair.
Means "crab" in German, perhaps a nickname for a person with a crab-like walk.
KUMAR Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Odia, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "boy, prince" in Sanskrit.
Derived from Gaelic caol
meaning "narrows, channel, strait", originally given to a person who lived by a strait.
LAMAR French, English
Originally from a place name in Normandy, derived from Old French la mare
meaning "the pool".
From the name of the village of Lamon near the city of Belluno in Veneto, Italy.
Derived from Czech lán
, a measure of land equal to approximately 18 hectares. The name loosely translates as "farmer" and is considered a Moravian equivalent of Sedlák
Originally indicated a person who was a physician, from the medieval practice of using leeches to bleed people of ills.
Originally indicated a person from Lecce, southern Italy. The town was known as Licea
in Latin, earlier Lupiae
LEWIS (1) English
Derived from the given name LEWIS
. The author C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a bearer of this surname.
Means "castle" in Finnish. A famous namesake is Väinö Linna (1920-1992), Finnish author of 'The Unknown Soldier'.
Originally a nickname from the Welsh word llwyd
From a Scottish place name meaning "little hollow", derived from Gaelic lag
From various place names in the Netherlands, derived from Old Dutch loh
meaning "meadow, clearing".
From Irish Ó Loingsigh
meaning "descendant of Loingseach", a given name meaning "mariner".
Means "left-handed" in Italian, derived from Latin mancus