Surnames Categorized "sizes"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include sizes.
Baines 2 English
From a nickname derived from Old English ban "bones", probably for a thin person.
Bass English
English cognate of Basso.
Basso Italian
Originally a nickname for a short person, from Latin bassus "thick, low".
Beck 3 English
From a nickname for a person with a big nose, from Middle English beke meaning "beak".
Brady Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Brádaigh meaning "descendant of Brádach".
Butts English
From a nickname meaning "thick, stumpy", from Middle English butt.
Capello 2 Italian
Nickname for a thin person, from Italian capello meaning "a hair", ultimately derived from Latin capillus.
Choe Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Choi).
Choi Korean
From Sino-Korean (choe) meaning "high, lofty, towering".
Courtemanche French
Means "short sleeve" in French.
Courtenay 1 English
From the name of towns in France that were originally derivatives of the Gallo-Roman personal name Curtenus, itself derived from Latin curtus "short".
Courtenay 2 English
From the Old French nickname court nes meaning "short nose".
De Groot Dutch
From Dutch groot meaning "big, great".
Delgado Spanish, Portuguese
Means "thin" in Spanish and Portuguese, ultimately from Latin delicatus meaning "delicate, tender, charming".
Durnin Irish
From Irish Ó Doirnáin meaning "descendant of Doirnín", a given name meaning "little fist".
Dürr German
Means "thin" in German.
Grant English, Scottish
Derived from Norman French meaning "grand, tall, large, great".
Gros French
Means "thick, fat, big" in French, from Late Latin grossus, possibly of Germanic origin.
Groß German
From Old High German groz meaning "tall, big".
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).
Hayter English
Name for a person who lived on a hill, from Middle English heyt meaning "height".
Hext English
From a nickname meaning "tallest" in Middle English. It is most common in the southwest of England in the county of Devon.
Hier Welsh
Means "tall, long" from Welsh hir.
Hoch German
Means "tall" in German.
Holmberg Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish holme (Old Norse holmr) meaning "small island" and berg meaning "mountain".
Holmström Swedish
From Swedish holme (Old Norse holmr) meaning "small island" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Kijek Polish
Means "small stick", from Polish kij "stick".
Kis Hungarian
Variant of Kiss.
Kiss Hungarian
Nickname meaning "small" in Hungarian.
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-).
Knaggs English
From Middle English knagg meaning "small mound, projection". It is found most commonly in the north of England, in particular Yorkshire.
Kobayashi Japanese
From Japanese (ko) meaning "small" and (hayashi) meaning "forest".
Konishi Japanese
From Japanese (ko) meaning "small" and 西 (nishi) meaning "west".
Kontos Greek
Means "short" in Greek.
Kövér Hungarian
Means "fat" in Hungarian.
Küçük Turkish
Means "small" in Turkish.
Kurz German
Means "short" in German, ultimately from Latin curtus.
Kurzmann German
Means "short man" in German.
Kyle Scottish
Derived from Scottish Gaelic caol meaning "narrows, channel, strait", originally given to a person who lived by a strait.
Langbroek Dutch
From the name of a small town in the province of Utrecht, Holland, derived from lang means "wide" and broek means "meadow".
Langenberg German, Dutch
From various place names meaning "long mountain" in German and Dutch.
Langley 1 English
From any of the various places with this name, all derived from Old English lang "long" and leah "woodland, clearing".
Leggièri Italian
Means "light, thin" in Sicilian.
Legrand French
Means "the tall, the large" in French.
Lindholm Swedish
From Swedish lind meaning "linden tree" and holme (Old Norse holmr) meaning "small island".
Little English
Meaning simply "little", it was originally a nickname given to a short person.
Long English
Originally a nickname for a person who had long limbs or who was tall.
Longo Italian
Italian cognate of Long.
Longstaff English
Occupational name for an official who was equipped with a ceremonial staff, or a nickname for a tall person.
Magro Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From a nickname meaning "thin, lean", ultimately from Latin macer.
Malý Czech
Means "small" in Czech.
Megalos Greek
From Greek μεγάλος (megalos) meaning "big, great".
Mitchell 2 English
Originally a nickname for a large person, from Old English micel "big".
Muyskens Dutch
Means "little mouse" in Dutch.
Nagy Hungarian
From a nickname meaning "big, great" in Hungarian, referring to one's characteristics. This is the most common Hungarian surname.
Nosek Czech, Polish
Means "small nose" in Czech and Polish.
Ōshiro Japanese
From Japanese (ō) meaning "big, great" and (shiro) meaning "castle".
Pachis Greek
Means "fat, thick" in Greek.
Peel English
Nickname for a thin person, derived from Old French pel, Latin palus meaning "stake, post" (related to English pole).
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.
Pettigrew English
Derived from Norman French petit "small" and cru "growth".
Piccirillo Italian
From Neapolitan piccerillo meaning "small, young".
Piccoli Italian
Nickname for a short person, from Italian piccolo "small".
Pickle English
Derived from Middle English pighel meaning "small field".
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.
Platt English
From Old French plat meaning "flat, thin", from Late Latin plattus, from Greek πλατύς (platys) meaning "wide, broad, flat". This may have been a nickname or a topographic name for someone who lived near a flat feature.
Redondo Spanish
Means "round" in Spanish, originally a nickname for a plump person, ultimately from Latin rotundus.
Reiher German
Means "heron" in German, a nickname for a person with long legs.
Riese German, Jewish
Means "giant" in German, from Old High German risi.
Rounds English
Patronymic derived from Middle English rond meaning "round, plump", ultimately from Latin rotundus.
Rundström Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish rund (from Latin rotundus) meaning "round" and ström (Old Norse straumr) meaning "stream".
Russell English
From a Norman French nickname that meant "little red one", perhaps originally describing a person with red hair.
Růžička Czech
Means "little rose" in Czech.
Schmeling German
From Middle Low German smal meaning "small, slender".
Short English
From a nickname for a short person, from Middle English schort.
Siddall English
From the name of various English towns, derived from Old English sid "wide" and halh "nook, recess".
Small English
From a nickname for a small person, from Middle English smal.
Sovány Hungarian
Means "thin, lean" in Hungarian.
Spear English
From Old English spere "spear", an occupational name for a hunter or a maker of spears, or a nickname for a thin person.
Stack English
From a nickname for a big person, derived from Middle English stack "haystack", of Old Norse origin.
Storstrand Norwegian
Originally denoted someone from Storstrand farm in Norway, derived from stor meaning "big" and strand meaning "beach".
Struna Slovene, Czech
From Slavic struna meaning "string, cord", possibly denoting a maker of rope.
Stumpf German
Nickname for a short person or a topographic name someone who lived near a prominent stump, from Middle High German stumpf.
Suchý Czech
Means "dry" in Czech. This was a nickname for a thin person.
Trevor Welsh
Originally from the name of various Welsh towns meaning "big village", derived from Middle Welsh tref "village" and maur "large".
Uzun Turkish
Means "long, tall" in Turkish.
Van Breda Dutch
Means "from Breda", a city in the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands. It is derived from Dutch breed meaning "wide" and Aa, the name of a river.
Vastag Hungarian
From a nickname meaning "stout, thick" in Hungarian.
Vaughan Welsh
From Welsh bychan (mutated to fychan) meaning "little". It was a descriptive name to distinguish father from son.
Zabala Basque
Originally denoted someone who lived in a place of this name in Biscay. It is derived from Basque zabal meaning "large, wide".
Żuraw Polish
Means "crane" in Polish, a nickname for a tall person.