Submitted Surnames of Length 3

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the length is 3.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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, Danish
Variant spelling of Ås.
Aas Estonian
Aas is an Estonian surname meaning "lea" or "open grassy area".
Abo Japanese (Rare)
阿 A ("Nook") and Bo for "Protect".
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.
Adi Various
From the given name Adi
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".
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".
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.
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".
Amy French
From the given name Amé or Aimé.
Amy Jèrriais
Derived from French ami "friend".
Ang Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Hong.
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’.
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."
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]
Aru Estonian
Aru is an Estonian surname meaning both "dry upland grassy meadow" and "wit" and "intelligence".
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".
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).
Asp Swedish
Means "aspen tree" in Swedish.
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".
Axe English
Locational surname which describes one who lived by the Axe Rivers in Somerset or Dorset.
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".
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 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]
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).
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 McBeth.
Bay German
From the given name Baio.
Bay Danish, Norwegian (Rare)
Likely a reduced form of German Bayer.
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.
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" 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".
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".
Bos Dutch
"Forest, Woods"... [more]
Bui Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Bùi.
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".
Cab Spanish
Diminutive of Cabello, Cabrera, or Cabral.
Cai Chinese
From Chinese 蔡 (cài) referring to the ancient state of Cai that existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Henan province.
Cal English
Possibly from the given name Cal.
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".
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]
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”.
Dai Chinese
A Chinese surname meaning to wear/wore.
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).
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.
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
From the given name Dick.
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.
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.
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.
Dut African
Dut is a surname among the Dinka people in South Sudan.
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.
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".
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".
Eng Swedish, Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse eng "meadow".
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".
Eva Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Italian, Portuguese
From the given name Eva.
Eve English
Possibly from the given name Eve.
Fee Irish
Variant of O'fee.
Fey German, English, French, Danish
English: variant of Fay. ... [more]
Flo Norwegian
Famous bearers include Norwegian footballers and relatives Tore Andre, Håvard, and Jostein Flo of the Norwegian national team that upset Brazil twice in both a friendly in 1997 and a 1998 World Cup group match.
Fok Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Huo.
Foo Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Hu.
Foy French
From a medieval nickname based on Old French foi "faith", applied either to a notably pious person or to one who frequently used the word as an oath; also, from the medieval French female personal name Foy, from Old French foi "faith".
Foy Irish (Anglicized)
A different form of Fahy (from Irish Gaelic Ó Fathaigh "descendant of Fathach", a personal name probably based on Gaelic fothadh "foundation").
Foy Irish
Variant of Fee.
Gaa German
Bavarian dialect variant of Gau.
Gai Jewish
From the given name Gai.
Gal Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Gal 1, means "wave" in Hebrew.
Gam South Korean
From Sino-Korean "甘" (Gam) meaning "Sweet".
Gan Chinese
From Chinese 甘 (gān) of uncertain origin, possibly from the name of Shang dynasty minister Gan Pan or from the name of an ancient territory called Gan that existed in what is now Shaanxi province.
Gan Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Yan.
Gat Spanish
The catalan form of "gato" cat
Gau German
Habitational name from any of various places named with Middle High German gau, göu ‘area of fertile agricultural land’.
Gay English, French
Nickname for a lighthearted or cheerful person, from Middle English, Old French gai.
Gay English, Norman
Habitational name from places in Normandy called Gaye, from an early proprietor bearing a Germanic personal name cognate with Wade.
Gay Catalan
Probably from the Catalan personal name Gai. (Catalan form of the name Gaius).
Gee Irish, Scottish, English, French
Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McGee, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’ (see McCoy). ... [more]
Geh Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Ni.
Gil Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Gil 3, means "joy, happiness" in Hebrew.
Goe Korean
Varient of Ko.
Goh Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Wu 1.
Gok Korean
From Sino-Korean 谷 (Gog) meaning "Valley".
Gow Scottish
Occupational name from Gaelic gobha "smith".
Gug Korean
From korean hanja 國, 菊, or 鞠. A surname for 19 000 koreans
Gül Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Means "rose" in Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, and Uyghur, ultimately from Persian.
Gul Pakistani, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose".
Gum German
North German:... [more]
Gus English
From the given name Gus.
Gut Jewish
Derived from Yiddish gut "good".
Guy English
Occupational name for a guide, Old French gui (a derivative of gui(d)er "to guide", of Germanic origin).
Guy English, French
From a French form of the Germanic personal name Wido, which is of uncertain origin. This name was popular among the Normans in the forms Wi, Why as well as in the rest of France in the form Guy.
Hak Korean
From Sino-Korean (Hag) meaning "Crane" or (Hag) meaning "Learn".
Ham English, German, Scottish, Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon meaning the home stead, many places in England. One who came from Hamm in North-Rhine Westphalia, or one who came from Ham in Caithness Scotland's most northerly county. In Scotland this surname devires from the Norse word "Hami", meaning homestead.
Han Japanese
Notable bearers are Megumi and Keiko Han, actresses.
Han Japanese
From Japanese 潘 (ban), of uncertain meaning. Notable bearers of this surname are Megumi and Keiko Han, actresses.
Haq Urdu, Bengali
From Arabic حَقّ (ḥaqq) meaning "true, right, real".
Har German
Variant of Har.
Hay English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Frisian
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay(e), heye(Old English (ge)hæg, which after the Norman Conquest became confused with the related Old French term haye ‘hedge’, of Germanic origin)... [more]
Hea Estonian
Hea is an Estonian surname meaning "good".
Hee Danish, Norwegian, Dutch
A Danish habitational name from any of several places named from a word meaning ‘shining’ or ‘clear’, referencing a river.... [more]
Hen Hebrew (Modern)
Modern variant of Khen.
Heo Korean
Often spelled as ‘Huh,’ this Korean surname means ‘to permit’ or ‘advocate’.
Hix English
Variant of Hicks
Hòa Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 和 (hòa) meaning "peaceful, harmonious".
Hoa Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 花 (hoa) meaning "flower".
Hoắc Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (Huò) meaning "Quick".
Hod Hebrew
From the given name Hod which means "glory, splendor" in Hebrew, more commonly used as a surname.
Hoe English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a spur of a hill.
Hoy English
Metonymic occupational name for a sailor, from Middle Dutch hoey "cargo ship".
Hua Chinese
From Chinese 华 (huá) meaning "splendid, illustrious, flowery, Chinese".