This is a list of surnames in which the length is 5.
Means "marble" in Italian, possibly indicating a person who lived near a quarry or one who worked with marble.
Occupational name for a stoneworker or layer of bricks, from Old French masson
, ultimately of Germanic origin (akin to Old English macian
MAYER (3) English
Occupational name for a mayor, from Middle English mair
, derived via Old French from Latin maior
From a nickname (perhaps occupational) meaning "maul, mallet" in Italian.
MERLO Italian, Spanish
Means "blackbird", ultimately from Latin merula
. The blackbird is a symbol of a naive person.
MEYER (1) German
From Middle High German meier
meaning "bailiff, administrator", derived from Latin maior
meaning "greater". Later it also denoted a tenant farmer. The spellings Meier
are more common in northern Germany while Maier
are more common in southern Germany.
Originally given to one who lived near a mill or who worked in a mill, from Middle English mille
From Scots and Middle English milne
(a variant of mille
) meaning "mill".
Derived from either of the given names HAMON
. A famous bearer was the French impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
MOORE (1) English
Originally indicated a person who lived on a moor, from Middle English mor
meaning "open land, bog".
MOORE (3) English
Nickname for a person of dark complexion, from Old French more
, Latin maurus
, meaning "Moorish".
Locative name derived from Italian places such as Morra De Sanctis, Campania, or Morra del Villar, Piedmont.
Name for someone who lived near a peat bog, from Middle High German mos
From various names of places around Italy. It is derived from a Gaulish word meaning "hill".
Patronymic derived from the medieval Spanish given name Muño
, from Latin Munnius
, possibly of Germanic origin.
Possibly from a nickname meaning "the one who had to", from the past participle of the verb muset
meaning "must" (of Germanic origin).
From nickname derived from Czech myš
NAGEL German, Dutch
Means "nail" in German and Dutch, an occupational name for a carpenter or nailsmith.
Originally denoted a person from the town of Naggio in Lombardy, Italy.
Nickname derived from Italian negro
"black", used to refer to someone with dark hair or dark skin.
From the name of the town of Nervi in Liguria, northwestern Italy.
Means "son of NICK
". A famous bearer was the American president Richard Nixon (1913-1994).
From the name of Danish villages named Nørup
Means "meadow, field" in Finnish. It was the surname of the athlete Paavo Nurmi (1897-1973).
OBAMA Eastern African, Luo
From a rare Luo given name meaning "crooked, bent". It was possibly originally given to a baby who had an arm or leg that looked slightly bent immediately after birth or who was born in the breech position.
Originally denoted a person who was from Odell in Bedfordshire, derived from Old English wad
"woad" (a plant that produces a blue dye) and hyll
From the Irish Ó hEaghra
, which means "descendant of Eaghra", Eaghra
being a given name of uncertain origin. Supposedly, the founder of the clan was Eaghra, a 10th-century lord of Luighne. A famous fictional bearer of this surname is Scarlett O'Hara, a character in Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone With The Wind' (1936).
From the name of the Ojeda river in Soria, Spain, possibly derived from Latin folia
Means "Italian" in Hungarian, from old Slavic volhu
"Romance-speaker" (of Germanic origin).
Patronymic derived from Middle Dutch oom
meaning "(maternal) uncle".
Ó RINN Irish
Means "descendant of Rinn". The given name Rinn
means "star" in Irish.
From Catalan or
meaning "gold", originally a nickname for a person with blond hair.
Patronym derived from the Russian nickname Орёл (Oryol)
Means "son of Orti", a byname deriving either from Latin fortis
meaning "brave, strong" or fortunius
From Danish øst
meaning "east", originally denoting a dweller on the eastern side of a place.
From the city of Parma in northern Italy, the name of which is probably of Etruscan origin.
From the name of the city of Pavia in Lombardy, Italy. It is of unknown meaning.
From a medieval given name or nickname derived from Latin paganus
meaning "heathen, pagan" (from an earlier sense "rural, rustic"), which was given to children whose baptism had been postponed or adults who were not overly religious.
Nickname meaning "penny, coin" from Old English penning
PERRY (1) English
From Old English pirige
meaning "pear tree", a derivative of peru
meaning "pear", itself from Latin pirum
. A famous bearer was Matthew Perry (1794-1858), the American naval officer who opened Japan to the West.
Means "fish" in Italian, referring either to a fisherman or to a person who resembled a fish in some way.
PETIT French, Catalan, English
Means "small, little" derived from Old French and Catalan petit
. It was perhaps used for a short, small person or to denote the younger of two individuals.
From a nickname meaning "priest, cleric" from Old High German pfaffo
, from Latin papa
Originally given to a person who played on a pipe (a flute).
Indicated a person who lived by a pit or hollow, from Old English pytt
. It could also indicate a person from Pitt (Hants) or Pett (East Sussex) in England.
PLANK German, English
Means "plank", from Old French, itself from Late Latin planca
. This could have referred to a person who lived by a plank bridge over a stream, someone who was thin, or a carpenter.
From Old French plat
meaning "flat, thin", from Late Latin plattus
, from Greek πλατυς (platys)
meaning "wide, broad, flat". This may have been a nickname or a topographic name for someone who lived near a flat feature.
Means "Pole, person from Poland" in Czech.
From Old English pol
meaning "pool", referring to a person who lived by a small body of water.
Designated a person who lived near a harbour, from Italian porto
, Latin portus
Occupational name for a person who kept animals, from Old English pund
POWER (1) English, Irish
From Old French Poier
, indicating a person who came from the town of Poix in Picardy, France.
POWER (2) English
From Middle English povre
meaning "poor", via Old French from Latin pauper
. It could have been a nickname for someone who had no money or a miser.
From Italian pozzo
meaning "well, pit", derived from Latin puteus
From Old English prætt
meaning "trick, prank". This was a nickname for a trickster.
PRINZ German, Jewish
Means "prince", used as an ornamental name by Jews or as a nickname for someone who acted in a princely manner.
From a nickname meaning "showy, pompous", derived from an old southern German word meaning "toad".
Originally belonged to one who was a prior (a religious official), or one who worked for a prior.
From a given name that was derived from Old English cwen
meaning "queen, woman". In some occurrences it may have been a nickname.
Nickname for a quick or agile person, ultimately from Old English cwic
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuaig
meaning "descendant of Cuaig", a given name of unknown meaning.
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuinn
meaning "descendant of CONN
Originally indicated a person who lived in a thickly wooded area, from Latin ramus
Originally indicated a person who lived near the shore, from Finnish ranta
meaning "shore, beach".
From Italian ratto
meaning "rat", originally denoting a sly individual.
RAYNE English, French
Derived from a Germanic name that was short for longer names beginning with the element ragin
meaning "advice, counsel".
Occupational name derived from Middle English reeve
, Old English (ge)refa
meaning "sheriff, prefect, local official".
Originally indicated a person from the county or town of Ribe in southwestern Denmark.
From Italian riccio
meaning "curly", a nickname for someone with curly hair. It is ultimately from Latin ericius
Originally derived from a the name of a town in Lancashire, itself from Old Norse hryggr
"ridge" and býr
From the name of the Italian city of Reggio Calabria, from Latin Rhegium
, of Greek origin.
RILEY (1) English
From the name of the town of Ryley in Lancashire, derived from Old English ryge
"rye" and leah
From Middle English and Old French roche
meaning "rock", from Late Latin rocca
, a word that may be of Celtic origin. It indicated a person who lived near a prominent rock, or who came from a town by this name (such as Les Roches in Normandy).
Derived from a nickname for a red-haired person, from Italian rosso
, Latin russus
Originally derived from the medieval given name Royse
, a variant of ROSE
From French roue
meaning "wheel", ultimately from Latin rota
, an occupational name for a wheelwright.
Originally derived from a place name meaning "rye hill" from Old English ryge
"rye" and hyll
Nickname for a person with red hair, from Latin rubeus
Means "fisher" in Czech, from ryba
Occupational name for a mounted warrior, from Old English ridere
Occupational name for a maker of sacks, from Italian sacco
, Latin saccus
Originally indicated a person from Saxony (German Sachsen
). The region was named for the Germanic tribe of the Saxons, ultimately derived from the Germanic word sahs
From Old English, indicated the original nearer lived on sandy ground.
From Italian sanna
meaning "tusk, fang", a nickname for a person with a protruding tooth.
Originally denoted a person from Sarno in Italy, named for the Sarno River (called Sarnus
Occupational name meaning "tailor" in Italian, from Latin sartor
, from sarcire
meaning "to mend".
From Japanese 佐 (sa)
meaning "help, aid" and 藤 (tou)
meaning "wisteria". The final character might indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan. This is the most common surname in Japan.
SCOTT English, Scottish
Originally given to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic.
SEGAL (2) French
Occupational name for a grower or seller of rye, from Old French, from Latin secale
From the name of a village that meant "willow farm" in Old English.
SENFT (1) German
Occupational name for a mustard seller, from German Senf
SENFT (2) German
Nickname for a helpful, kind person, from Old High German semfti
meaning "soft, accommodating".
Originally indicated a person from from Sessa or Sessa Cilento, Italy (from Latin Suessa
, of uncertain meaning).
Means "beautiful, handsome" in Yiddish, from German schön
Nickname for a keen person, from Old English scearp
From a nickname for a short person, from Middle English schort
Indicated a person from Siena in Italy, which was named after the Gaulish tribe of the Senones.
Occupational name for a fife player or piper, from Hungarian síp
Means "a fine sieve" in Polish, a diminutive of the Polish word sito
Means "rock" in Czech, indicating that the original bearer lived near a prominent rock.
Originally indicated a person from Slane, County Meath, Ireland, which is derived from the given name SLÁINE
From a nickname for a small person, from Middle English smal
Means "metalworker, blacksmith" from Old English smiþ
, related to smitan
"to smite, to hit". It is the most common surname in most of the English-speaking world. A famous bearer was the Scottish economist Adam Smith (1723-1790).
From Old English snel
meaning "fast, quick, nimble".