Submitted Surnames of Length 3

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the length is 3.
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Aab Estonian
Aab is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from a shortened version of "Aabraham" ("Abraham").
Aak Estonian
Aak is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "aaker", meaning "acre".
Aal Estonian
Aal is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "ala" meaning "field", "area" and "range".
Aam Estonian
Aam is an Estonian surname meaning "cask" or "tun".
Äär Estonian
Äär is an Estonian surname meaning "border" and "boundary".
Aas Norwegian
Variant of Ås.
Aas Estonian
Aas is an Estonian surname meaning "lea" or "open grassy area".
Aba Japanese
Variant reading of Yasunami.
Aba Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿波 (see Awa 1 or Awa 2).
Abi Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 畔蒜 (see Abiru).
Abo Japanese (Rare)
阿 A ("Nook") and Bo for "Protect".
Abu Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿武 (see Anno 2).
Aca Aztec, Nahuatl
From Nahuatl acatl meaning "cane".
Ace English, Norman, Medieval French
The surname Ace's origin is from a Norman and Old French personal name, Ace, Asse, from Germanic Frankish origin Azzo, Atso, a pet form of personal names containing adal ‘noble’ as a first element.
Ach German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, from Old High German aha meaning "running water".
Acy English (Rare)
Possibly from the given name Ace 1.
Adi Hebrew (Rare)
Means "jewel; ornament" in Hebrew, this is more common as a given name than a surname.
Aed Estonian
Aed is an Estonian surname meaning "garden".
Aeg Estonian
Aeg is an Estonian surname meaning "time".
Aer Estonian
Aer is an Estonian surname meaning "oar".
Aga Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 何 (see Nani).
Agu Igbo
Agu is an Igbo surname; the word Agu means Tiger in Igobo language.
Agu Estonian
Agu is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name) meaning "daybreak/early dawn".
Aha Japanese
Variant reading of Yasunami.
Aha Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿波 (see Awa 1 or Awa 2).
Ahi Estonian
Ahi is an Estonian surname meaning "stove" and "furnace".
Ahl Swedish
Derived from Swedish al "alder tree".
Ahn Korean
Alternate romanization of An.
Aho Finnish
Means "glade" in Finnish.
Aho Assyrian
Assyrian surname of unknown meaning.
Aia Estonian
Aia is an Estonian surname meaning "horticultural".
Aim Estonian
Aim is an Estonian surname meaning "idea" or "inkling".
Aim Scottish
Orcadian surname derived from Gaelic aimh "raw".
Aït Berber, Northern African
Derived from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (aït) meaning "son", also commonly used a component for compound names and surnames.
Ait Estonian
Ait is an Estonian surname meaning "granary" and "outbuilding".
Aki Japanese
Aki commonly means "Autumn" and "Bright,Luminous" as a first name and surname,but there's also "Rising Sun", "Crystal (Ball)" ,"Brightness,Luster" or "Obvious,Clear". First name Aki has far more kanji possibilities.
Akk Estonian
Akk is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the German surname "Hack".
All Estonian
All is an Estonian surname meaning "below" or "beneath".
Alm Swedish
Means "elm" in Swedish.
Alp Turkish
From the given name Alp.
Alt German, Jewish
From German alt ‘old’, typically applied as a distinguishing epithet to the older of two bearers of the same personal name.
Alu Estonian
Alu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "alus", meaning "fixture", "base" and "foundation".
Aly Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Ali 1.
Ama Japanese
From Japanese 阿万 (Ama) meaning "Ama", a former villa in the former district of Mihara in the former Japanese province of Awaji in parts of present-day Hyōgo, Japan.... [more]
Amr Arabic
Derived from the given name Amr.
Amu Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿武 (see Anno 2).
Amy French
From the given name Amé or Aimé.
Amy Jèrriais
Derived from French ami "friend".
Ang Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Hong.
Ang Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Weng.
Änn Estonian
Änn is an Estonian surname meaning "skua/jaeger" (bird species: Stercorarius parasiticus).
Ann English
Habitational name from Abbots Ann in Hampshire, named for the stream that runs through it, which is most probably named with an ancient Welsh word meaning ‘water’.
Ano Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿武 (see Anno 2).
Ans Romansh
Variant of Hans.
Aoi Japanese
From Japanese 葵 "hollyhock, althea" or 碧 "blue". This name is a given name as well as a surname.
Apa Samoan
Best known as the surname of KJ Apa.
Aps Estonian
Aps is an Estonian surname meaning both "howler" and "slip".
Apt German, Yiddish
German: variant of Abt.... [more]
Ara Japanese
From the Japanese 荒 (ara) "primitive," "rude," "crude."
Ara Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 安良 (see Yasura) or a form of Yasura but written 荒.
Ard Scottish
Habitational name from any of several places called Aird, including one near Hurlford in Ayrshire, another near Stranraer in Galloway, and the Aird, the higher part of the Vale of Beauly, near Inverness... [more]
Are Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 荒 (see Ara).
Aru Estonian
Aru is an Estonian surname meaning both "dry upland grassy meadow" and "wit" and "intelligence".
Aru Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Sardinian aru, a forked branch used to close hedges (possibly related to Latin varus "bent outwards, bow-legged"), or from arru "ring".
Aru Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 畔蒜 (see Abiru).
Asa Japanese
Variously written, sometimes with characters used phonetically. It can mean ‘morning’, but the most likely meaning is ‘hemp’, making it a topographic or occupational name. Both forms are found mostly in Amami, one of the Ryūkyū Islands.
Ask Swedish
From Swedish ask "ash tree".
Aso Japanese
From Japanese 阿蘇 (Aso) meaning "Aso", a former district in the former Japanese province of Higo in parts of present-day Kumamoto, Japan.... [more]
Asō Japanese
Combination of the kanji 麻 (asa, "hemp plant") and 生 (fu, "place where vegetation grows"), thus "place where hemp plants grow". A famous bearer of this surname is Japanese Prime Minister Tarō Asō (麻生 太郎; b. 1940).
Asō Japanese
Variant reading of Aso.
Asp Swedish
Means "aspen tree" in Swedish.
Ast German
German and Ashkenazic Jewish: from German Ast ‘knot (in wood)’ hence a nickname for a tough or awkward individual or a metonymic occupational name for a lumberjack. ... [more]
Aua Estonian
Aua is an Estonian surname meaning "honorable".
Aug Estonian
Aug is an Estonian surname derived from "auga" meaning "honorably".
Auk Estonian
Auk is an Estonian surname meaning "pit" or "hole".
Aul Estonian
Aul is an Estonian surname meaning "long-tailed duck" (Clangula hyemalis).
Aun Estonian
Aun is an Estonian surname derived from the word "aun" meaning "peatstack".
Aus English
Variant spelling of Scandinavian Aas.
Aus Estonian
Aus is an Estonian surname meaning "honest".
Awa Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 阿波 (Awa), a clipping of 上阿波 (Kamiawa) or 下阿波 (Shimoawa), both areas in the city of Iga in the prefecture of Mie in Japan.
Awa Japanese
From Japanese 阿波 (Awa) meaning "Awa", a former Japanese province in present-day Tokushima, Japan.
Axe English
Locational surname which describes one who lived by the Axe Rivers in Somerset or Dorset.
Axt German
From a Middle High German ackes or axt, meaning "axe". Name for a woodcutter, carpenter, or axe maker.
Azi Afizere
Azi is actually pronounced Azīh which means "Unending, in ended father of many generations" it is named after children believed to become the origin or source of lasting families.
Bae Korean
Korean form of Pei, from Sino-Korean 裴 (bae).
Bah Fula (Anglicized)
A surname of Fulani origin found all over Western Africa. French speaking African countries typically spell this surname as Ba or .
Bai Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Malayalam
Perhaps derived from Hindi बाई (bāī) meaning "lady".
Bai Hui
From the Persian name Baiderluden.
Bak Korean
Variant of Park 1.
Bal Punjabi
Bal is an sikh and muslim jat family. they will few found in Pakistan and India Punjab. Basically they will found from bal kalan tehsil verka 5 District Sri Amritsar Punjab India. In the 2011 Census Bal Kalan Local Language is Punjabi... [more]
Bal Turkish
Means "honey" in Turkish, originally denoting a person who worked as a beekeeper.
Ban Croatian
Derived from a noble title used in several states in Central and Southeastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century.
Ban Korean
Korean form of Pan 2, from Sino-Korean 潘 (ban).
Ban Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 播 (see Hari).
Bao Chinese
From Chinese 鲍 (bào) referring to an area called Bao that existed in the Qi state during the Zhou dynasty.
Bao Chinese
From Chinese 包 (bāo) referring to Shen Baoxu, an official from the Chu state that existed during the Zhou dynasty.
Bar Hebrew
From Aramaic בְּרָא (b'rā) meaning "son, child" or Hebrew בָּר (bar) meaning "grain, cereal".
Bax English
Possibly a short form of Baxter, or maybe from the Anglo-Saxon word box, referring to the box tree.
Bay English
From the Middle English given name Baye.
Bay English, French, Dutch
Derived from Middle English and Old French bay, bai and Middle Dutch bay, all meaning "reddish brown". It was originally a nickname for someone with a hair color similar to that.
Bay Scottish
Reduced form of MacBeth.
Bay German
From the given name Baio.
Bay Danish, Norwegian (Rare)
Likely a reduced form of German Bayer.
Baz Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Pashto
Derived from the given name Baz.
Bea Spanish
Habitational name from a place of this name in Teruel.
Bee English
From Middle English be meaning "bee", Old English beo, hence a nickname for an energetic or active person or a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper.
Beh German
Possibly a variant of Boehm.
Beh Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Ma.
Bei Chinese
From Chinese 贝 (bèi) referring to the ancient fief of Bei, which was part of the state of Jin during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Hebei province.
Ben Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Arabic بْن (bn), a form of اِبْن (ibn) meaning "son (of), offspring". It is often used as a prefix for other Maghrebi patronymic names (such as Benali "son of Ali 1" or Ben Amor "son of Amor").
Bey French, German, Frisian
North German and Frisian: from the Old Frisian personal name Beyo or Boy/Boye (see Boye).... [more]
Bey Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
Bia Navajo
The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs ("BIA") required all Indians to choose a family name. The Navajo family name Bia is derived from BIA ("Bureau of Indian Affairs")
Bin Okinawan (Japanized, Rare)
Japanese reading of Japanese Kanji 保栄茂 (see Boemo).
Bob French
From the given name Bob.
Bøe Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse býr "farm, village, settlement" or búa "to reside".
Bon French, Hungarian
As a French surname, it is derived from Old French bon meaning "good", or occasionally from the Latin given name Bonus (borne by a minor 3rd-century Christian saint martyred at Rome with eleven companions under the Emperor Vespasian... [more]
Boo Korean
From Sino-Korean 富 (Bu) meaning "Fortune".
Bow English, Scottish
Habitational name from any of various minor places called with Old English boga, meaning "bow, arch, bend".
Boz Turkish
Means "grey" in Turkish.
Bui Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Bùi.
Bun Khmer
Possibly from a word derived from Thai บุญ (bun) meaning "merit".
Bur Swiss, Low German, Czech, French
Swiss and North German variant of Bauer. ... [more]
Buu Vietnamese
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the Nguyen Dynasty.
Bux Anglo-Saxon
From boc, meaning a beach, or beech. Sometimes used as an element of a place name e.g. Buxton, in Derbyshire, Buxhall, in Suffolk, or Buxted in Sussex; variant of "Buck", a deer.
Bux Urdu, Sindhi
Derived from Persian بخش (bakhsh) meaning "fortune" or "section, portion, part".
Byu Japanese
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 別府 (see Byū).
Byū Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 別府 (see Beppu 2, Beppu 3, Beppu 4, Beppu 5, Beppu 6, Beppu 7, Beppu 8, Beppu 9, Beppu 10, Beppu 11, Beppu 12, or Beppu 13).
Cab Spanish
Diminutive of Cabello, Cabrera, or Cabral.
Cai Hui
From the Arabic name Osman.
Cal English
Possibly from the given name Cal.
Çam Turkish
Means "pine tree" in Turkish.
Cam Vietnamese
Meaning Unknown.
Can Turkish
Means "soul, life, being" in Turkish, ultimately of Persian origin.
Can Mayan
from the word kaan meaning "snake"
Cao Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Gao from Sino-Vietnamese 高 (cao).
Čáp Czech
Means "stork" in Czech.
Car Croatian, Serbian
Means "Tzar".
Çay Turkish
Means "river, brook, creek" in Turkish.
Cen Chinese
From Chinese 岑 (cén) referring to the ancient fief of Cen, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Shaanxi province.
Cha Korean
Cha is a relatively uncommon family name in Korea. The Yeonan Cha clan is the only clan. The founding ancestor was Cha Hyo-jeon, son of Ryoo Cha-dal (류차달) (10th century AD). Most of the clan's members live in Gyeongsang, Hwanghae, and P'yŏngan provinces... [more]
Cha Hmong
From the clan name Tsab or Tsaab associated with the Chinese character 張 (zhāng) (see Zhang).
Che Chinese
From Chinese 车 (chē) meaning "(wheeled) vehicle".
Chi Chinese (Rare)
From 池 (Chí) means pool.
Cho Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Hakka), Chinese (Hokkien)
Cantonese, Hakka and Hokkien romanization of Cao.
Chu Japanese
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 中 or 仲 (see Chū).
Chū Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 中 or 仲 (see Naka 2).
Cin Turkish
Means "jinn" in Turkish, also figuratively meaning "smart, intelligent".
Cly Navajo
From Navajo tłʼaaí meaning ‎"lefty, left-handed one", from the verb nishtłʼa ‎"to be left-handed".
Coe English
English (Essex and Suffolk): nickname from the jackdaw, Middle English co, Old English ca (see Kay). The jackdaw is noted for its sleek black color, raucous voice, and thievish nature, and any of these attributes could readily have given rise to the nickname.
Coy Irish
Reduced form of McCoy.
Cua Catalan
Nickname from Catalan cua meaning "tail".
Cui Chinese
From Chinese 崔 (cuī) referring to a place called Cui that existed in what is now Shandong province.
Ćuk Serbian, Croatian
Derived from ćuk (ћук), meaning "scops owl".
Cyr French
From the Latin personal name Quiricus or Cyricus, Greek Kyrikos or Kyriakos, ultimately from Greek kyrios 'lord', 'master'.
Dad Punjabi
A name found in the Punjab region of Pakistan and India. The meaning of this name is 'the one who gives'. Similar to Ditta or Dutt.
Dae Korean
From Sino-Korean 大 meaning “great”.
Dağ Turkish
Means "mountain" in Turkish.
Dai Chinese
A Chinese surname meaning to wear/wore.
Dai Chinese
From Chinese 戴 (dài) meaning "respect, esteem, support", also referring to the ancient state of Dai, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Henan province.
Dal Turkish
Means "branch" in Turkish.
Đàm Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Tan, from Sino-Vietnamese 譚 (đàm).
Dan Romanian, Vietnamese, English, Danish
Ethnic name in various European languages (including Danish and English) meaning ‘Dane’. ... [more]
Đào Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Tao, from Sino-Vietnamese 陶 (đào).
Dao Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Đào.
Dar Kashmiri, Pakistani, Indian
Variant of Dhar used by Kashmiris in Pakistan.
Daw English, Scottish
English and Scottish from a pet form of David. ... [more]
Daw Irish (Anglicized)
Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin... [more]
Daw Burmese
This surname is derived from an occupation. 'the deye' or 'day,' a maid, a dairy-maid, whence 'dairy'
Dax English
Either derived from the town of Dax in France or from the Old English given name Dæcca (of unknown meaning).
Dea Irish
Irish: reduced form of O’Dea.
Deb Indian, Bengali, Assamese
East Indian form of Dev.
Dee English, Scottish
From the name of any of various rivers in England and Scotland named Dee, itself derived from Celtic dewos meaning "god, deity".
Dev Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" (see the given name Dev).
Dey Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived either from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" or देय (deya) meaning "fit or proper (for a gift)".
Dim Croatian
Derived from dim, meaning "smoke".... [more]
Din Filipino, Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Lin primarily used in the Philippines.
Din Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "religion, faith, belief" in Arabic.
Dio Italian
Means God in Italian. It was born as a stage name by Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010), an American Heavy Metal Musician.
Dix English
Variant of Dicks.
Đặng Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Deng, from Sino-Vietnamese 鄧 (đặng).
Doe English
An English nickname for a gentle person from the word for a female deer. Originally a female first name transferred to use as a surname. Well known in American law as a hypothetical surname for a person unnamed in legal proceedings, as in Jane Doe or John Doe.
Doi Japanese
Do ("Earth") + I ("Habitation") or ("Well, Mineshaft") in a different region. "Earth Well" is used mainly in the west and in Shikoku, the "Earth Habitation" kanji is used in eastern Japan. This name isn't rare and considered out of the ordinary, but it's uncommon to the ears.
Doi Japanese
From Japanese 土 (do) meaning "earth, soil" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Doi Japanese
From Japanese 土 (do) meaning "earth, soil" and 居 (i) meaning "being, sitting".
Doi Japanese
From Japanese 土 (do) meaning "earth, soil" and 肥 (i) meaning "manure, fertilizer".
Don Scottish
Don derives from the Old Gaelic "donn", brown, or the Old English pre 7th Century "dunn", brown, or the Old English pre 7th Century "dunn", dull brown or dark, and was originally given as a distinguishing nickname to someone with dark hair or a swarthy complexion.
Dor Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Dor, means "generation" in Hebrew.
Dou Chinese
From Chinese 窦 (dòu) meaning "hole, burrow".
Dow Scottish, Irish, English, Dutch (Anglicized), German (Anglicized)
Scottish (also found in Ireland): reduced form of McDow. This surname is borne by a sept of the Buchanans.... [more]
D'Sa Indian (Christian)
Form of De Sá more common among Christians from India.
Đức Vietnamese
From the given name Đức.
Dul Khmer
Derived from Sanskrit डुल (dula) meaning "shake, tremble".
Dut African
Dut is a surname among the Dinka people in South Sudan.
Dux German (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
From Latin dux, meaning “duke”.
Dye English, Welsh
English: from a pet form of the personal name Dennis. In Britain the surname is most common in Norfolk, but frequent also in Yorkshire. Welsh is also suggested, but 1881 and UK both show this as an East Anglian name - very few in Wales.
Eck German
From Old High German ekka meaning "edge, corner".
Eda Japanese
From Japanese 江 (e) meaning "bay, inlet" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Edo Japanese
E means "river, inlet" and to means "wisteria".
Edy English
Edy... [more]
Eek Swedish, Norwegian
Variant of Ek.
Eek Estonian
Possibly a corruption of Estonian leek, meaning "flame" or "blaze". Or perhaps a corruption of the Swedish word ek "oak" (see Ek).
Eha Estonian
Eha is an Estonian surname (and feminine given name) meaning "dusk"; from Estonian mythology.
Ehn Swedish
Derived from Swedish en "juniper".
Eid Arabic
Means "feast, holiday, festival" in Arabic. It is typically used to refer to the two major religious holidays observed by Muslims, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
Eik Norwegian
From Norwegian eik meaning "oak".
Ein Estonian
Ein is an Estonian surname derived from "eine" meaning "meal" and "refreshments".
Eit Estonian
Eit is an Estonian surname meaning "old woman", "crone" and "hag".
Eke Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Ek.
Ell Medieval
This name derives from the Medieval given name Elis first recorded in the 1220 Pipe Rolls of Middlesex "Elis de Adham". The ultimate origin of the name is the Hebrew, Elisha or Elijah (meaning "Jehovah is God")... [more]
Elm English
This is a kind of tree
Elo Finnish
Means "life" in Finnish.
Elu Estonian
Elu is an Estonian surname meaning "life" and "being"; "living".
Emi Japanese
Means bay. In other characters, Emi is also a feminine given name.
Eng Swedish, Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse eng "meadow".
Eno Japanese
E means "river, inlet" and no means "field, plain, wilderness "
Ens German
Variant of Enns.
Erg Estonian
Erg is an Estonian surname derived from "ergas" meaning "cheerful" and "alert".
Erk Estonian
Erk is an Estonian surname meaning "vivacious" and "lively".
Erm Estonian
Erm is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the masculine given name "Ermel", or "hermeliin" meaning "ermine" and "stoat".
Ess Low German, German (Swiss)
North German: topographic name for someone living on or owning land that was waterlogged or partly surrounded by water, from Middle Low German es ‘swamp’, ‘water’. ... [more]
Eto Japanese
江 (E) means "River, Inlet" and 藤 (To) means "Wisteria".
Eto Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 江藤 (see Etō).
Etō Japanese
From Japanese 江 (e) meaning "bay, inlet" and 藤 (tō) meaning "wisteria".
Etō Japanese
From Japanese 衛 (e) meaning "guard, protect" and 藤 (tō) meaning "wisteria".
Eun Korean (Rare)
From Sino-Korean 殷 (eun) meaning "great, many, magnificent; flourishing".
Eun Korean (Rare)
From Sino-Korean 銀 (eun) meaning "silver".
Eun Korean (Rare)
From Sino-Korean 恩 (eun) meaning "favor, grace, mercy".