All Submitted Surnames

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Kelton Scottish
Scottish habitational name from the village of Kelton in the parish of the same name in Kirkcudbrightshire.
Kelty Scottish
From the name of a village in Fife, Scotland, which was derived from Scottish Gaelic coillte "wooded area, grove".
Kelvin Scottish, English
See the given name Kelvin.
Kemelov Kazakh
Means "son of Kemel".
Kemerer German
From the Old German word "kämmerer," which means "chamberlain." A chamberlain was the person in charge of the noble household; to him would fall the duty of ensuring that the castle and court of the noble ran smoothly.
Ķemeris Latvian
Derived from the place name Ķemeri.
Kemmer German
Kemmer is a surname. The surname Kemmer is an occupational surname. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old German word "kämmerer," which means "chamberlain." A chamberlain was the person in charge of the noble household; to him would fall the duty of ensuring that the castle and court of the noble ran smoothly... [more]
Kempe Swedish
Variant of Kämpe.
Kemper German, Dutch
German: status name denoting a peasant farmer or serf, an agent noun derivative of Kamp ... [more]
Kempes German, Dutch
German and Dutch variant of Kemp or Kamp. It could also be a habitational name for a person from any of the various places named Kempen on the border between Germany and the Netherlands (for example the town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, close to the Dutch border), a status name for a peasant farmer or serf, or an occupational name for an official calibrator who marked the correct weight and measures for verification, derived from Middle Low German kempen... [more]
Kempton English
From the name of a place in Shropshire meaning "Cempa's town" or "warrior town", from a combination of either the Old English word cempa "warrior" or the byname derived from it and tun "farmstead, settlement".
Kenapea Estonian
Kenapea is an Estonian surname meaning "beautiful head".
Kenderdine English
Origins: Staffordshire, England
Kendo Japanese
From Japanese 拳 (ken) meaning "fist" and 藤 (do, dou, dō) meaning "wisteria"
Kendrew English
Variant of Andrew, possibly influenced by Mcandrew. Notable namesake is Nobel Prize winning chemist John Kendrew (1917-1997).
Kendy English (?)
Variant of Kindy(?).
Kenesov m Kazakh
Means "son of Kenes".
Kenesova f Kazakh
Feminine form of Kenesov.
Kenma Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "to see enough".
Kenmuir Scottish
Derived from one of several places named with Gaelic ceann mòr "big end" (of a feature such as a hill or loch).
Kennaway English
From the medieval personal name Kenewi, from Old English Cynewīg, literally "royal war", or Cēnwīg, literally "bold war".
Kenneally Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cionnfhaolaidh "descendant of Cionnfhaoladh", a personal name derived from ceann "head" + faol "wolf".
Kennebrew Scottish (Americanized, ?)
Americanized form of the Scottish surname Kinniburgh, which is derived from the feminine given name Kinborough... [more]
Kennerk English
The surname Kennerk was first found in Westphalia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Kenneth English
Derived from the given name Kenneth.
Kennethson English
Means “Son Of Kenneth.”
Kenney English
Variant of Kenny
Kenny English, Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinnigh "descendant of Coinneach" or Ó Cionaodha "descendant of Cionaodh".
Kenobi Popular Culture
Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the 'Star Wars' saga, created by George Lucas. The meaning of the name is not known, but as Lucas was very much influenced by Japanese samurai movies, it is possible that the name is a combination of Japanese 剣 (ken) "sword" and 帯 (obi) "belt".
Kensington English
English surname meaning "Cynesige's town", from the Old English personal name Cynesige and ton 'town'.
Kensit English
A surname of Old English, pre-7th-century origins. It derives from a locality, probably either Kingsettle in Somerset, which translates as "the seat of the King", and is believed to relate to Alfred the Great, or possibly Kingside in Cumberland, or to some now lost village or town with a similar spelling.
Kensley English
This surname might derive from the surname Kinsley or from the locational surname Kelsey (denoting someone who is from either North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire).
Kent English (?)
Region in England
Kentel Estonian
Kentel is an Estonian surname meaning "pendant".
Kentie Scottish, English, Dutch
Origin and meaning unknown. The name Kentie was spread in the Netherlands when a Scottish soldier, Alexander Kenti, settled at Woudrichem, the Netherlands around 1650. Alexander Kenti was born and raised in the Scottish highlands... [more]
Kenton English
habitational name from any of various places so named Kenton, for example in Devon, Greater London (formerly Middlesex), Northumberland, and Suffolk... [more]
Kenttä Finnish
Means "field" in Finnish.
Kenwood English
From the settlement of Kenwood in the parish of Kenton, county of Devon, England. ... [more]
Kenworthy English (British, Anglicized, Rare)
his interesting surname of English origin is a locational name from a place so called in Cheshire, deriving from the Old English pre 7th Century personal name Cyna, a short from of the various compound names with the first element "cyne" meaning "Royal", or, Cena, a byname meaning "Keon", "Bold" or a short form of various compound personal names with this first element plus the Old English pre 7th Century "worthing" "enclosure"... [more]
Kenwyn Cornish (Rare)
This surname is derived from the name of a town and river in Cornwall, England (called Keynwynn in Cornish). It is said that the name is derived from Cornish keyn meaning "back, keel, ridge" and gwynn meaning "white, fair, blessed."
Kenyon English, Welsh
Kenyon is a surname from Wales meaning "a person from Ennion's Mound"
Kenza Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Kenza.
Keodara Lao
From Lao ແກ້ວ (keo) meaning "jewel, gem" and ດາລາ (dara) meaning "star".
Keogh Irish (Anglicized)
Variant of Keough, which is a shortened form of McKeough, itself an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eochadha meaning "son of Eochaidh"... [more]
Keohavong Lao
From Lao ແກ້ວ (keo) meaning "gem, jewel", ຫາ (ha) meaning "seek, find, obtain" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Keomanivong Lao
From Lao ແກ້ວ (keo) meaning "jewel, gem", ມະນີ (mani) meaning "gem, jewel" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Keomany Lao
From Lao ແກ້ວ (keo) meaning "gem, jewel, glass" and ມະນີ (mani) meaning "gem, jewel, precious stone".
Keopanya Lao
From Lao ແກ້ວ (keo) meaning "gem, jewel" and ປັນຍາ (panya) meaning "wisdom, intelligence, reason".
Keopaseuth Lao
From Lao ແກ້ວ (keo) meaning "gem, jewel" and ​ປະ​ເສີດ (paseuth) meaning "excellent, magnificent".
Keopraseuth Lao
Alternate transcription of Lao ແກ້ວ​ປະ​ເສີດ (see Keopaseuth).
Keosavath Lao
From Lao ແກ້ວ (keo) meaning "gem, jewel" and ສະຫວາດ (savath) meaning "sincere, open, beautiful".
Keosoupha Lao
From Lao ແກ້ວ (keo) meaning "gem, jewel" and ສຸພາ (soupha) meaning "beautiful, handsome, pleasant".
Keough Irish, Scottish
Anglicized, reduced form of Mac Eochaidh meaning "son of Eochaidh".
Keovilay Lao
From Lao ແກ້ວ (keo) meaning "jewel, gem" and ວິໄລ (vilay) meaning "splendid, beautiful".
Keovongsa Lao
From Lao ແກ້ວ (keo) meaning "jewel, gem" and ວົງສາ (vongsa) meaning "family line".
Kepler German
From Middle High German kappe meaning "hooded cloak". This was an occupational name for someone who made these kind of garments. A notable bearer was German astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler (1571–1630).
Kepple English (American)
Americanized form of Köppel and Köpple.
Keppler German
Variant of Kepler.
Ker Scottish
Variant of Kerr.
Keränen Finnish
Possibly from Keräpää, a nickname for a bald person or someone with a round head and/or with closely cropped hair, combined with the common surname suffix -nen. In eastern Finland the name dates back to the 16th century.
Kerbel English, German, Russian (Rare)
Means "chervil" in German, a parsley-related herb. The surname probably came into England via Germanic relations between the two languages, hence it being most common in German & English countries.
Kerbow French
Possibly derived from the French word 'corbeau', meaning "raven".
Kercher German
1 Southern German variant of Karcher .... [more]
Keren Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Keren.
Keres Estonian
Keres is an Estonian surname derived from "kere", meaning both "hull" and "coach work".
Kerezman Slovak
Also Kerzman;... [more]
Kerge Estonian
Kerge is an Estonian surname meaning both "slight" and "easy".
Kergoat Breton, French
From Breton ker "Village" or "Area" and koad "Woods".
Kerhervé Breton
From Breton ker "Village" or "Area" and the name Hervé.
Kerin Irish (Latinized, Rare)
Irish variation of Kieran. ... [more]
Kerjean Breton
Possibly derived from a Breton place name, apparently composed of Breton kêr "city" and the name Jean 1.
Kerk Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Guo.
Kermani Persian
Indicated a person from the city of Kerman in Iran, derived from Middle Persian klmʾn of uncertain meaning.
Kern German, Dutch, Jewish
from Middle High German kerne "kernel, seed pip"; Middle Dutch kern(e) keerne; German Kern or Yiddish kern "grain" hence a metonymic occupational name for a farmer or a nickname for a physically small person... [more]
Kerouac French (Quebec)
Variant form of Kirouac. This name was borne by the American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), who was a pioneer of the Beat Generation, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.
Kershaw English
It indicates familial origin within either of 3 places named Kirkshaw: 1 in Lancashire and 2 in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Kerslake English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a stream where cress grew, derived from Old English cærse meaning "watercress" and lacu meaning "stream".
Kerstein German
Derived from -kirsch "cherry" and -stein "stone", variant of Kirstein.
Kerwin Irish
Variant of Kirwan.
Kesa Estonian
Kesa is an Estonian surname meaning "fallow".
Kesaväli Estonian
Kesaväli is an Estonian surname meaning "fallow field".
Keshavarz Persian
Means "farmer" in Persian.
Keshavarzi Persian
Means "farmer" in Persian.
Keshet Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Keshet which means "rainbow" in Hebrew, it is used more as a surname than a given name.
Keskin Turkish
Means "sharp, bitter" in Turkish.
Kesküla Estonian
Kesküla is an Estonian name, derived from "kesk" ("central") and "küla" ("village").
Kesler German, Dutch, Jewish
It is an occupational name that means coppersmith. In alpine countries the name derived from the definition: the one living in the basin of a valley.
Kesler Jewish
Variant of Kessler.
Kess German (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Keß.
Kessel German
Occupational name for a maker of cooking vessels from Middle High German kezzel meaning "kettle, cauldron, boiler".
Kessel Dutch
Habitational name for someone originally from any of the various locations in the Netherlands named Kessel.
Kesselberg German
Habitational name for someone from any of various places in Rhineland, Bavaria and Baden called Kesselberg.
Kessenich German
Habitational name from Kessenich near Bonn.
Kessler German, Jewish
Denotes a coppersmith or maker of copper cooking vessels, derived from Middle High German kezzel meaning “kettle, cauldron”.
Kestel English
Habitational name from Kestle, a place in Cornwall, so named from Cornish castell "castle, village, rock".
Kesteloot Belgian (Modern)
No idea whatsoever as to the origin of the surname other than it is of Belgian origin.
Kestenbaum German, Jewish
from German dialect Kästenbaum (from Latin Castanea) a topographic name for someone living near a horse-chestnut tree... [more]
Keta Albanian
Meaning as of yet unknown. Known Albanian bearers of this surname include the colonel Myslym Keta (1925-1966) and the politician Roland Keta (b. 1971).
Ketay English (British)
It was first used by the great kin Richard skinner-ketay.He ruled over his land fairly and was well respected by his subjects.
Ketay English (British)
It was first used by the great king Richard skinner-ketay wh ruled over his land fairly and wisely and his subjects respected and loved him.
Ketcham English
Contracted form of Kitchenham.
Ketchell English
Indicates familial origin from Kestell in Cornwall
Ketchell English
Derived from the Ancient Scandinavian name Ketill
Ketchum Popular Culture
The surname of Ash Ketchum in the English dub of the anime "Pokémon," and comes from the English localizations' catchphrase "Gotta Catch' em All!"
Ketley English
Means "person from Ketley", Shropshire ("glade frequented by cats").
Ketsuge Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 結解 (see Kekke).
Kettay English (British)
this name originated from Richard skinner a 20th century king.It was first used by his father Steve ketay.
Ketterley English
Meaning unknown. It is used in C.S. Lewis' novel, the Magician's Nephew, as the surname of Andrew and Letty Ketterley.
Ketts English (British)
The proud Norman name of Ketts was developed in England soon after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It was a name for a person who has a fancied resemblance to a cat. The name stems from the Old Northern French cat, of the same meaning, which occurs in many languages in the same form from a very early period.
Kettunen Finnish
Derived from Finnish kettu "fox".
Keuch German
Variation of Kuch.
Keulen Dutch
Dutch form of Cologne.
Keung Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Jiang 2.
Keurig Dutch
Keurig is derived from a Dutch word meaning "excellence." A more accurate translation from the Dutch is "neat" or "tidy."
Kevade Estonian
Kevade is an Estonian surname meaning "Spring (season)".
Keville English
Denoted someone from Keevil (recorded in the Domesday book as Chivele), a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, probably derived from Old English c¯f meaning "hollow" and leah meaning "woodland clearing".
Kevin Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoimhín "descendant of Caoimhín" (the personal name Kevin) a name derived from gein "birth" although now regarded as a diminutive of Gaelic cóem "dear, beloved".
Kevinsen Scandinavian
Scandinavian variant of Kevinson.
Kewish Scottish, Manx
The surname Kewish was first found in on the Isle of Uist, in the Hebrides in Scotland, which is named for the Irish King, Colla Uais who was deposed in Ireland by Muedach Tireach and was banished with 300 of their principal chiefs to the Hebrides in 327 A.D. They became known as the kingdom of Ailech and gave birth to the kindred of St... [more]
Keyn Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from the Norwegian word for "strong pillar".
Keyworth English
Habitational name from Keyworth in Nottinghamshire. The place name derives from an uncertain initial element (perhaps Old English ca "jackdaw") and Old English worþ "enclosure".
Khabibullin Tatar, Bashkir
From the given name Habibullah.
Khachatrian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Խաչատրյան (see Khachatryan).
Khachukaev Chechen
Meaning uncertain.
Khachukaeva Chechen
Feminine transcription of Chechen Хачукаев (see Khachukaev).
Khader Arabic
From the given name Khidr.
Khaibri Kashmiri (Rare)
Hindus who were sent to the Khyber region by the Afghans
Khaimov Uzbek, Jewish
Means "son of Chayyim". This surname is used by Bukharan Jews of Uzbekistan.
Khairy Arabic
Derived from the given name Khayri.
Khajimba Abkhaz
Of unknown meaning. A notable bearer is Raul Khajimba (1958-), the current President of Abkhazia.
Khalaf Arabic
Means "successor, descendant" in Arabic.
Khalaji Persian
From the name of the Khalaj people who primarily reside in Iran. The name itself is said to be derived from Turkic kal aç meaning "stay hungry".
Khaldi Arabic
From the given name Khalid.
Khaled Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Khalid.
Khaleel Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Khalil.
Khaleghi Persian
Derived from Persian خالق (khaleq) meaning "creator (an epithet for God)".
Khalid Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Khalid.
Khalidi Arabic
From the given name Khalid.
Khalif Somali
Somali form of Khalifa.
Khalifa Arabic
From the given name Khalifa.
Khalife Lebanese (Gallicized)
French version of the Arabic name Khalifa which means “successor of Mohammed” used by Lebanese Christians ever since the French occupation of Lebanon.
Khalil Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Khalil.
Khalili Persian, Arabic
From the given name Khalil.
Khalilzadeh Persian
Means "offspring of Khalil" in Persian.
Khalimbekov Kazakh
This surname is derived from the Kazakh given name Khalimbek, which combines the elements Khalim ("generous") and Bek ("ruler" or "leader"). Therefore, Халимбеков (Khalimbekov) would roughly mean "descendant of Khalimbek" or "belonging to the family of Khalimbek".
Khaliq Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Khaliq.
Khalji Afghan, Iranian
Meaning ‘From the city of Khalaj’, in Khalaj, a Common Turkic Language.
Khalsa Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Derived from Arabic خلص (khalasa) meaning "pure, clear". This is also the term used to refer to initiated Sikhs.
Kham Thai, Lao
From Thai คำ (kham) meaning "gold" or "word, speech" or Lao ຄຳ (kham) meaning "gold".
Khamdamov Uzbek, Tajik
Means "son of Khamdam".
Khamdee Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai คำดี (see Khamdi).
Khamdi Thai
From Thai คำ (kham) meaning "gold" or "word, speech" and ดี (di) meaning "good, fine, excellent".
Khamidov Uzbek, Tajik, Chechen
Means "son of Khamid".
Khamis Arabic
Derived from the given name Khamis.
Khamkaeo Thai
From Thai คำ (kham) meaning "gold" or "word, speech" and แก้ว (kaeo) meaning "crystal, glass, diamond".
Khamkaew Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai คำแก้ว (see Khamkaeo).
Khamlichi Moroccan
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is actress Asmaa Khamlichi.
Khamvongsa Lao
From Lao ຄຳ (kham) meaning "gold" and ວົງສາ (vongsa) meaning "family line".
Khamwaen Thai
From Thai คำ (kham) meaning "gold" and แหวน (waen) meaning "ring".
Khamzin Tatar, Bashkir, Kazakh
From the given name Khamza.
Khamzina f Tatar, Bashkir, Kazakh
Feminine form of Khamzin.
Khanam Bengali
Variant of Khanum.
Khandakar Bengali
Means "teacher, scholar" (literally "one who reads"), derived from Persian خواندن (khandan) meaning "to read, to study" and the occupational suffix گار (kar).
Khandaker Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali খন্দকার (see Khandakar).
Khandkar Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali খন্দকার (see Khandakar).
Khandker Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali খন্দকার (see Khandakar).
Khanenko Ukrainian, Muslim
Derived from the given name Khan.
Khang Hmong
From the clan name Kha, Khab or Khaab all associated with the Chinese character 康 (kāng) (see Kang).
Khánh Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 慶 (khánh) meaning "congratulate, celebrate".
Khanh Vietnamese
Means "precious stone" in Vietnamese. It is also a simplified variant of Khánh.
Khanom Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali খানম (see Khanum).
Khanov Turkmen, Uzbek, Kazakh
Means "son of Khan".
Khansari Persian
Actual meaning is unknown; originated in the Iranian tribe the Kurds.
Khanthawong Thai
From Thai คันธ (khantha) meaning "smell, scent, fragrance" and วงศ์ (wong) meaning "lineage, family, dynasty".
Khanum Bengali, Urdu
From an aristocratic title traditionally used as an honorific for Muslim women in the Middle East and South Asia. It is derived from a feminine form of the title khan meaning "king, ruler", which is probably of Mongolian origin.
Kharazia Abkhaz
There are several theories on the origin of the name. It could be derived from Arabic حَارِس (ḥāris) meaning "guard, guardian, defender", from a contraction of a Hebrew term, or from the Abkhaz word ҳара (ḥārā́) meaning "we, ours" combined with the Abkhaz suffix -ya or -ia denoting descent.
Khare Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "pure, true" in Hindi and Marathi.
Kharebaty Ossetian
Derived from Georgian ხარება (xareba) meaning "annunciation".
Khashba Abkhaz
Either derived from Abkhaz ахацə (āxācə) meaning "stone" or алашара (ālāšārā) "light".
Khashoggi Arabic
Arabized form of the Turkish surname Kaşıkçı.
Khaskheli Urdu, Sindhi
Referred to a person belonging to the Khaskheli tribe in the Pakistani provinces of Sindh and Balochistan. It is perhaps derived from the Urdu words خاص (khas) meaning "proper" and خالی (khali) meaning "performer"... [more]
Khat Khmer
From Chinese 凯 meaning "triumphant","victorious"
Khateeb Arabic, Urdu
Arabic alternate transcription of Khatib as well as the Urdu form.
Khatib Arabic
Means "speaker, orator" in Arabic. In Islam this is the name of the person who delivers sermons (khutbah) during Friday and Eid prayers.
Khatiwada Nepali
From the name of a village in the Doti District of Nepal.