Occupational name for a maker of distaffs, from Middle High German kunkel "distaff, spindle"
, of Latin origin.
From Japanese 黒 (kuro)
meaning "black" and 沢, 澤 (sawa)
meaning "marsh". A notable bearer was Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), a Japanese film director.
Derived from the Hungarian word kuruc
, referring to rebels who fought against the Habsburgs in the late 17th to early 18th century.
in German, ultimately from Latin curtus
Derived from Gaelic caol
meaning "narrows, channel, strait"
, originally given to a person who lived by a strait.
in Czech. It was most likely used to denote a person known for having a bad mood.