Submitted Surnames of Length 3

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the length is 3.
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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".
Eun Korean (Rare)
From Sino-Korean 慇 (eun) meaning "to be kind, to be wealthy".
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.
Fei Chinese
From Chinese 费 (fèi) referring to the ancient state of Fei, which existed during the Xia and Zhou dynasties in what is now Shandong province. Alternately it may come from Feiyi (費邑), the name of a fief that existed in the state of Lu (during the Zhou dynasty) in what is now Shandong province.
Feo Spanish
Means Ugly
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 Korean
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.
Gök Turkish
Means "sky, blue" in Turkish.
Gok Korean
From Sino-Korean 谷 (Gog) meaning "Valley".
Göl Turkish
Means "lake" in Turkish.
Gou Chinese
From Chinese 苟 (gǒu) meaning "careless, casual, indifferent".
Gou Chinese (Rare)
From Chinese 勾(góu) means “tick mark”.
Gow Scottish
Occupational name from Gaelic gobha meaning "smith".
Güç Turkish
Means "power, strength, force" in Turkish.
Gug Korean
From korean hanja 國, 菊, or 鞠. A surname for 19 000 koreans
Gui Chinese
From Chinese 桂 (guì) referring to the ancient state of Gui, which existed during the Han dynasty in what is now Guangxi province.
Gui Chinese
From Chinese 归 (guī) referring to the ancient state of Gui, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Anhui province.
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]
Gün Turkish
Means "sun, day" in Turkish.
Guo Hui
From the Arabic name Kamaruddin.
Gür Turkish
Means "bushy, strong" or "thunder" in Turkish.
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.
Gye Korean
Etymology uncertain, possibly deriving from the Hanja element 季 (gye) ("season") or 桂 (gye) ("cassia, cinnamon").
Hae Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 生 (see Ike 2).
Hai Chinese
Means "ocean" in Chinese.
Hai Hui
From the Arabic name Haydar.
Haj Arabic
Refers to a person who has participated in the حج (hajj), the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia that Muslims must undertake at least once in their lifetimes.
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.
Hao Chinese
From Chinese 郝 (hǎo) referring to the ancient fief of Hao, which existed during the Shang dynasty in what is now Shanxi province.
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]
Hei Chinese
Hei means “Black” in Chinese
Hem Khmer
From Khmer ហេម (hem) meaning "gold", ultimately from Sanskrit हेम (hema).
Hen Hebrew (Modern)
Modern variant of Khen.
Heo Korean
Often spelled as ‘Huh,’ this Korean surname means ‘to permit’ or ‘advocate’.
Heo Korean
From Sino-Korean 許 (heo) meaning "to approve", making it the Korean form of Xu 2.
Her Hmong
From the clan name Hawj associated with the Chinese character 侯 (hóu) (see Hou).
Hew English
English: variant of the name Hugh. This was at one time the usual form of the personal name in Scotland. English: occupational name from Middle English hewe ‘domestic servant’
Hin Khmer
Meaning uncertain.
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.
Hon Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Hakka)
Cantonese and Hakka romanization of Han.
Hoq Bengali
Bengali variant of Haq.
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".
Hua Chinese (Rare)
From Chinese 化 (huà) meaning "to be; to become", as well as a variant transcription of Chinese (Hokkien) 化 (see Hoa 2).
Hue French
From the given name Hue a variant of Hugues.
Huệ Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 慧 (huệ) meaning "bright, intelligent" or 蕙 (huệ) meaning "tuberose (flower)".
Huh Korean
Variant transcription of Korean Hangul 허 (see Heo).
Hui Chinese
From Chinese 惠 (huì) meaning "favour, benefit".
Hui Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Xu 2.
Hun Khmer
Means "capital, investment" in Khmer, also referring to a unit of weight for precious metals.
Huo Chinese
From Chinese 霍 (huò) referring to the ancient state of Huo, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now the city of Huozhou in Shanxi province.
Huq Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali হক (see Haq).
Hux German
Probably from a topographic name Huck or Hucks, of uncertain origin. It occurs in many place and field names.
Hux English
Means "insult, scorn" in Old English. This is used in Popular Culture by First Order General Armitage Hux, played by Domhnall Gleeson in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
Huy Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 輝 (huy) meaning "brightness".
Hwa Korean (Rare)
From Sino-Korean 化 (hwa) meaning "to be; to become", making it the Korean form of Hua 2.
Ian Khmer
Variant of Yen.
Ice English
Americanized form of Eis.
Ida Japanese
From Japanese 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Ide Japanese
From Japanese 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit" and 出 (de) meaning "exit".
Ide Japanese
From Japanese 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit" and 手 (te) meaning "hand".
Ide Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 射手 (see Ite).
Ido Japanese
"This wisteria". A variant of Ito.
Ido Japanese
From Japanese 井門 (Ido) meaning "Ido", a former township in the former district of Ukena in the former Japanese province of Iyo in present-day Ehime, Japan.
Ige Japanese
From Japanese 伊 (i) meaning "this" and 藝 or 芸 (ge) meaning "technique".
Iin Estonian
Iin is an Estonian surname possibly a corruption of "inn"; from "innas", meaning "amorous".
Iir Estonian
Iir is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "hiir", meaning "mouse".
Ike Japanese
池 (Ike) means "pond, pool".
Ike Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 生 (Ike), a clipping of 生勝 (Ikegachi) meaning "Ikegachi", an area in the village of Uken in the district of Ōshima in the prefecture of Kagoshima in Japan.
Iki Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 生 (see Ike 2).
Ilm Estonian
Ilm is an Estonian surname meaning "weather".
Ilp Estonian
Ilp is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "hilp" meaning "rag" and "piece of cloth".
Ind English (?)
Meaning deweller at the end of a villiage (Gypsy)
Inn Estonian
Inn is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "innas", meaning "amorous".
Int Estonian
Int is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from a diminutive of the masculine given names "Hendrik" and "Indrek".
Ird Estonian
Ird is an Estonian surname meaning "detachable" and "removable".
Iri Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 納 (see Osame).
Iru Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 納 (see Osame).
Isa Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Isa 1.
Ite Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 射 (i) meaning "shoot" and 手 (te) meaning "hand", referring to an archer.
Ito Japanese
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 井筒 (see Itō).
Itō Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 井筒 (see Idzutsu).
Ivy Anglo-Saxon
The surname Ivy comes from the baptismal name Ive and it is of Anglo-Saxon origin.
Izu Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 井筒 (see Idzutsu).
Jan Urdu, Pashto, Punjabi
Derived from the given name Jan.
Jay English, French
Nickname from Middle English, Old French jay(e), gai "jay (the bird)", probably referring to an idle chatterer or a showy person, although the jay was also noted for its thieving habits.
Jew English
Ethnic name for a Jew, from Middle English jeu meaning "Jew" from Old French giu.
Jha Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit अध्यापक (adhyapaka) meaning "teacher".
Jia Chinese
From the given name Jia.
Jin Japanese
From Japanese 神 (jin) meaning "deity; god". This may have been used by shrine masters, people who came from shrines, or people who were granted by the emperor of Japan.
Joa Estonian
Joa is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jõe" meaning "watrer/fluvial" or "joana" meaning "torrents/cascades".
Job English, French, German, Hungarian
English, French, German, and Hungarian from the personal name Iyov or Job, borne by a Biblical character, the central figure in the Book of Job, who was tormented by God and yet refused to forswear Him... [more]
Jõe Estonian
Jõe is an Estonian surname meaning "fluvial".
Joe English
From the given name Joe
Jon Romansh
Variant of Gion.
Joo Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 주 (see Ju).
Joy English
Either derived directly from the word, indicating a nickname for a joyous person, or a variant of Joyce.
Joy Bengali
From the given name Joy.
Jül Turkish
From the given name Jül, a form of Julius.
Jwi Korean
Jwi means mouse in Korean.
Kad German
1 German: habitational name for someone from a place called Kade near Magdeburg, Kaaden (German name of Kadeň in North Bohemia), or Kaden in Westerwald.... [more]
Kai Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 廻 (see Meguri 1 or Meguri 2).
Kam Korean
North Korean, from Sino-Korean "甘" (Kam) meaning "Sweet".
Kan Korean (Russified)
Russified form of Kang used by ethnic Koreans living in parts of the former Soviet Union.
Kan Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Hokkien)
Cantonese and Hokkien romanization of Jian.
Kan Khmer
Means "hold, carry, sustain, support" in Khmer.
Kan Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 神 (see Jin).
Käo Estonian
Käo is an Estonian surname meaning "cuckoo".
Kar Turkish
Means "snow" in Turkish.
Kat Dutch, Frisian, Afrikaans, Jewish
Means "Cat" in Dutch, Frisian, and Afrikaans, perhaps originally a nickname for someone who owned a cat or somehow resembled a cat.
Kau German
From Middle High German gehau "(mountain) clearing" hence a topographic name for a mountain dweller or possibly an occupational name for a logger.
Kau German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a mineshaft, from Middle High German kouw(e) "mining hut".
Kay Chinese
From Chinese 凯 (kǎi) meaning "triumphant, victorious, triumphal".
Kaz Jewish
Variant of Katz.
Ker Scottish
Variant of Kerr.
Kil Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname from Yiddish kil ‘cool’.
Kil Korean
There is one Chinese character for the Kil surname. In the 1930 census, there was a significantly larger number of Kils living in Korea; it was the 62nd most common name in Korea. In a census taken after the Korean War, however, it had dropped to 72nd... [more]
Kim Khmer
Khmer variation of the chinese name "Jin"
Kim Korean (Americanized, Rare)
Surname of North Korean leaders and also means rock
Kin Dutch
Nickname for someone with a pointed or jutting chin.
Kiš Serbian, Croatian
Possibly derived from Turkish kış, meaning "winter", or Hungarian kis, meaning "small".
Kix English (Rare)
Location name from one of two rivers in West Yorkshire called Kex.
Koh Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Xu 2.
Koh Korean
Alternate romanization of Ko.
Koh Japanese
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 神 (see ).
Kök Turkish
Means "root, origin" in Turkish.
Kok Chinese (Hakka), Chinese (Hokkien)
Hakka and Hokkien romanization of Guo.
Kõo Estonian
Kõo is an Estonian surname derived from "kõu" meaning "thunder".
Koo Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese 辜 (see Gu).
Koo Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 神 (see Jin).
Kör Turkish
Means "blind" or "blunt" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian کور (kor).
Kot Polish, Slovak, Czech, Belarusian, Jewish, German
From a personal name or nickname based on Slavic kot "tom cat".
Kot Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian кот (kot) meaning "tomcat".
Kõu Estonian
Kõu is an Estonian surname meaning "thunder".
Kou Japanese
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 神 (see ).
Kox English
Variant of Cox
Kue Hmong
From the clan name Kwm associated with the Chinese character 古 () (see Gu).
Kül Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, and Uyghur variant of Kul.
Kul German, Dutch
Derived from Old High German kol meaning "coal", perhaps an occupational name for a miner or coal seller.
Kul Pakistani, Pashto, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Persian, Kurdish, Odia, Thai, Khmer, Lao
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose".
Kun Hungarian, Jewish
Hungarian: ethnic name for a member of a Turkic people known in English as the Cumanians (Hungarian kún). ... [more]
Kuo Taiwanese
Alternate transcription of Guo chiefly used in Taiwan.
Kuş Turkish
Means "bird" in Turkish.
Kwa Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Ke.
Kwm Hmong
Original Hmong form of Kue.
Lah Slovene
It means "italian"
Lai Estonian
Lai is an Estonian surname meaning "wide", "vast" and "spacious".
Lai Chinese
From Chinese 赖 (lài) meaning "rely", also referring to the ancient state of Lai that existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Henan province.
Lai Italian
Possibly denoting someone from Alà dei Sardi, or derived from the given name Nicola. Alternately, it may derive from lai, a type of lyrical poem.
Lal Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi
From Sanskrit लाला (lālā) meaning "caressing, cajoling". It can also be interpreted to mean "garnet" or "red, ruby" from Persian لال (lâl) or لعل (la'l).
Lâm Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Lin from Sino-Vietnamese 林 (lâm).
Lan Chinese
From Chinese 蓝 (lán) referring to a place called Lantian that existed in what is now Shaanxi province.
Lau German
nickname for a physically strong person from Middle High German louwe lauwe "lion". In some cases the surname may have been a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn distinguished by the sign of a lion... [more]
Lau Estonian
Lau is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "lauk" meaning "table" or "desk" or "laul" meaning "song".
Law Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Luo.
Lay Khmer
Means "marbled, patterned, striped" in Khmer.
Lee Vietnamese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Burmese, Filipino, Tagalog, Malay, Indonesian, Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese
Korean, Vietnamese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Burmese, Filipino, Malay, Indonesian, Hawaiian, and Japanese form of Li 1 or Li 2... [more]
Lei Chinese
The origin is unknown.
Lei Chinese
From Chinese 雷 (léi) meaning "thunder".
Leo Italian
Nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, from Latin leo meaning "lion".
Leo Italian
From a short form of the personal name Pantaleo.
Leo Jewish
From the personal name Leo.
Leo English
From the Old French personal name Leon.
Leu Moldovan
Derived from Romanian leu "lion".
Lev Hebrew
From the given name Lev 2.
Lew Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Liu.
Lex German, Dutch
From a short form of the personal name Alexius, Alexis.
Ley English (British)
Variant of Lye, which is given to someone who lives near a meadow
Lie Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Li 1.
Lie Indonesian
Indonesian spelling of Li 1.
Lif Swedish
This is most likely a name adopted by soldiers in the 17th century. The actual meaning is unclear. It could be taken directly from the Swedish word liv meaning "life" or from a location named with this element.
Lim Korean
12th most common surname in Korea. ... [more]
Lis Hmong
The name may come from the Chinese who gave Hmong names during the 18th century depending on the place they were in. It's a possible clan surname.