This is a list of surnames in which the length is 5.
SOBOL Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Occupational name for a fur trader, from the Slavic word soboli
meaning "sable, marten". As a Jewish name it is ornamental.
SOKOL Czech, Jewish
From Czech sokol
meaning "falcon", a nickname or an occupational name for a falconer. As a Jewish name it is ornamental.
SOLER Occitan, Catalan
Denoted a person from any of the numerous places in the area whose names derive from Occitan or Catalan soler
meaning "ground, floor".
From the names of Italian places like Somma Lombardo or Somma Vesuviana, derived from Latin summa
From Italian sordo
meaning "deaf", from Latin surdus
Means "worry, care, anxiety" in German, from Old High German sorga
From Hungarian sör
meaning "beer". Originally the name was given to beer brewers.
Originally denoted someone from French towns by this name in Aisne or Yonne, both derived from the Latin name Suciacum
Originally indicated someone who lived near the River Sousa in Portugal, possibly derived from Latin salsus
"salty" or saxa
From a diminutive of Polish sowa
Occupational name for an armourer or swordsman, from Italian spada
"sword", Latin spatha
From Sicilian spanu
meaning "sparse, thin hair", ultimately from Greek σπανιος (spanios)
meaning "scarce, rare".
From Old English spere
"spear", an occupational name for a hunter or a maker of spears, or a nickname for a thin person.
Denoted a person who lived near thorn bushes, from Italian spina
"thorn, spine", from Latin.
Means "sharp" in German, indicating the original bearer lived near a pointed hill.
From a nickname for a big person, derived from Middle English stack
"haystack", of Old Norse origin.
Originally denoted a person from Étampes near Paris. It was called Stampae
in Latin, but the ultimate origin is uncertain.
STARK English, German
From a nickname meaning "strong, rigid", from Old English stearc
or Old High German stark
From Middle English sterre
meaning "star". This was usually a nickname, but it could also occasionally be a sign name from the name of an inn called the Star.
Occupational name for one who tended horses, derived from Middle English steed
, in turn derived from Old English steda
STEIN German, Jewish
From Old High German stein
meaning "stone". It might indicate the original bearer lived near a prominent stone or worked as a stonecutter. As a Jewish name it is ornamental.
STERN (1) English
From Old English styrne
meaning "stern, severe". This was used as a nickname for someone who was stern, harsh, or severe in manner or character.
Derived from the name of the town of Stilo in southern Italy. It is possibly derived from Greek στυλος (stylos)
meaning "column, pillar".
Name for a person who lived near a prominent stone or worked with stone, derived from Old English stan
Means "storm" in German, originally a nickname for a volatile person.
Means "dry" in Czech. This was a nickname for a thin person.
Variant of SÜß
. A famous bearer was the American children's author Dr. Seuss (1904-1991), who was born Theodor Seuss Geisel.
From a nickname meaning "sweet, pleasant", from Old English swete
From Old French tasse
"purse, bag", an occupational name for a maker or seller of purses.
From a nickname meaning meaning "dove" in German.
Means "tailor" in Turkish, ultimately of Persian origin.
Means "carpenter" in Czech, ultimately from the Slavic word tesla
From the river name Tisza, Hungary's second largest river.
From a nickname for a tough, stubborn person, from Italian tosto
Originally indicated a person from Thirsk, North Yorkshire, derived from Old Norse þresk
meaning "fen, marsh".
Occupational name for a tiler of roofs, derived from Old English tigele
"tile". A famous bearer of this name was American president John Tyler (1790-1862).
TYSON (1) English
Derived from a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Old French tison
Possibly denoted a person from the town of Unkel in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Refers to a restless, fidgety, nervous person, from German unruhe
Denoted a person hailing from one of the many towns in England bearing this name. The place name itself is derived from Old English upp
"up" and tun
"enclosure, yard, town".
Probably derived from the name of Urueña, a town in the province of Valladolid, Spain, which is of unknown meaning.
Means "cow" in Italian, originally denoting a person who worked with cattle.
From Hungarian vad
meaning "wild", either a nickname or an occupational name for a hunter of wild game.
Means "customs officer" in Hungarian, a derivative of vám
VAN AS Dutch
Means "from Asch", a town in the Netherlands, meaning "ash tree".
Indicated a dweller by a fen, from Old English fenn
meaning "fen, marsh".
VILLA Italian, Spanish
Means "town" in Italian and Spanish, from Latin. It was originally given to a person who came from a town, as opposed to the countryside.
VINCI (2) Italian
Originally indicated a person from Vinci near Florence, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci.
Possibly from Latin virgo
"virgin, maiden". It may have been a nickname for an actor who played the Virgin Mary in mystery plays, or for a shy man or a lecher.
From the Catalan byname vivas
meaning "may you live", which was bestowed upon children to bring good luck.
Diminutive form of Czech vlk
VOGEL German, Dutch
From Old High German and Old Dutch fogal
meaning "bird". It was originally an occupational name for a bird catcher, or a nickname for a person who liked to sing.
Means "red" in Hungarian, referring to a person with red hair or face.
VROOM Dutch, Flemish
From a nickname derived from Dutch vroom
meaning "pious, devout".
Patronymic derived from the Middle English given name Wat
, a diminutive of the name WALTER
Occupational name meaning "wagon maker, cartwright", derived from Old English wægn
"wagon". A famous bearer was the American actor John Wayne (1907-1979).
From Middle High German wiz
meaning "white". This was originally a nickname for a person with white hair or skin.
Derived from Middle English welle
meaning "well, spring, water hole".
Originally a nickname for a person who had white hair or a pale complexion, from Old English hwit
Means "village, town", derived from Latin vicus
WIRTH German, Jewish
Occupational name for an innkeeper, derived from German wirt
From Middle Low German wrok
From Old English geat
meaning "gate", a name for a gatekeeper or someone who lived near a gate.
Derived from Old English geong
meaning "young". This was a descriptive name to distinguish father from son.
From Polish zab
"tooth" and a diminutive suffix.
From Italian zappa
meaning "hoe, mattock", probably denoting a farmer. Two musicians of Italian origin have bore this name: Francesco Zappa (1717-1803) and Frank Zappa (1940-1993).
Means "landowner", derived from Czech zem
"land". A famous bearer is the soccer coach Zdeněk Zeman (1947-).
From Chinese 张 (zhāng)
meaning "stretch, extend". It may have denoted a bowmaker whose job it was to stretch bow wood.
From Chinese 郑 (zhèng)
, which refers to the ancient state of Zheng. Zheng existed between the 9th to 4th centuries BC in present-day Henan province. A famous bearer of this surname was the 15th-century explorer Zheng He.
From Slavic župan
meaning "head of the district, community leader".
Means "crane" in Polish, a nickname for a tall person.