Submitted Surnames of Length 3

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the length is 3.
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Ron Spanish, Galician
Habitational name from a town called Ron in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.
Roo Estonian
Roo is an Estonian surname derived from "roog" ("reed" or "cane") or "roos" ("rose").
Ros Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Valle de Santibáñez.
Ros Swedish
Means "rose" in Swedish.
Ros Khmer
Means "alive" in Khmer.
Rou French
Variant of Roux.
Roy Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Bengali and Assamese form of Raj.
Rua Jewish (Rare)
Israel, Spain
Rud Norwegian
Variant of Ruud.
Rue French
The name Rue dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Normandy. It is derived from their residence in Normandy. However, the name Ruell is derived from the Old French word ruelle, meaning lane or alley, and indicates that the original bearer lived in such a place... [more]
Ryś Polish
Means "Lynx" in Polish.
Saa Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named Saa, mainly in northern Portugal and Galicia.
Sah Indian, Hindi
Means "merchant, banker" in Hindi, ultimately from Sanskrit साधु (sadhu).
Sai Japanese (Rare)
Japanese for Cai.
Sai Hui
From the Arabic name Sa'id.
Sak Turkish
Means "conscious, awake" or "stalk, stem" in Turkish.
Sam Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Cen.
Sam Khmer
Means "excellent, beautiful" in Khmer.
San Chinese
Variant of Shan or Shen.
San Turkish
Means "reputation, fame, glory" in Turkish.
Sao Khmer
Unexplained but a common surname in Cambodia.
Sap Thai (Rare)
From Thai ทรัพย์ (sap) meaning "money; wealth; property; fortune".... [more]
Sar Khmer
Means "white" in Khmer.
Sas Dutch
Cognate of Sachs.
Sau Estonian
Saue is an Estonian surname meaning "wand" or "staff".
Sax Upper German, Dutch, Luxembourgish
Upper German variant of Sachs and Dutch variant of Sas.
Sax English, Norwegian
English from an Old Norse personal name, Saxi meaning ‘sword’.
Sax Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant spelling of Sachs.
Sea English
Variant of See.
Seb Hindi
From सेब (seb) meaning "apple".
See English, German
Topographic name for someone who lived by the sea-shore or beside a lake, from Middle English see meaning "sea", "lake" (Old English sǣ), Middle High German sē. Alternatively, the English name may denote someone who lived by a watercourse, from an Old English sēoh meaning "watercourse", "drain".
See Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Shi.
Sei Estonian
Sei is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "seib", meaning "washer" and "disk"; or "seil", meaning "sail".
Sei Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 生 (see Ike 2).
Sem Norwegian
Norwegian: habitational name from any of about fifteen farms so named, a variant of Seim.
Şen Turkish
Means "happy, cheerful" in Turkish.
Sen Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit सेना (sena) meaning "army, armament".
Seo Korean
From Sino-Korean 徐 (seo) meaning "slowly, quietly, calmly" or 西 (seo) meaning "west, western".
Sha Hui
From the Arabic name Shah.
Sha Chinese
From Chinese 沙 (shā) referring to the ancient state of Sha, which was part of the state of Song during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Hebei province. Alternately it may come from Sha Sui, the name of a fief that was part of Song in what is now Henan province, or from Su Sha, the name of an ancient clan that inhabited parts of present-day Shandong province.
She Chinese
From Chinese 佘 (shé), which is of unknown significance.
Shi Chinese
From Chinese 石 (shí) meaning "stone", also referring to the ancient city of Chach that is now Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Shi Chinese
From Chinese 施 (shī) referring to the ancient state of Shi, which existed during the Xia dynasty in present-day Hubei province.
Shi Chinese
From Chinese 石 (shí) meaning "stone".
Shi Chinese
In Chinese Shi means History.
Shi Chinese
From 时(shí) means time.
Sho Japanese
Japanese name meaning "to fly/soar" or "wind instrument".
Sho Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 初 (see Hatsu 2) or a variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 初 (see Shō).
Shō Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 初 (see Hatsu 2).
Shu Chinese
From Chinese 舒 (shū) referring to the ancient state of Shu, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Anhui province.
Shu Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese 鞠 (see Shū).
Shū Chinese (Japanized)
Japanese transcription of Xi or Zhou.
Shū Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese 鞠 (see Mari).
Shy English (American)
Americanization of Schei.
Sia Chinese
Variant of Xie.
Sim Scottish, Dutch
Scottish and Dutch: from the personal name Sim, a short form of Simon.
Sim Chinese (Hokkien), Korean
Hokkien romanization of Shen as well as the Korean form.
Sin Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Xin.
Sin Korean
Variant romanization of Shin.
Sin Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Shan.
Sin Khmer
Derived from Chinese 森 (sēn) meaning "forest".
Sis Czech
Derived from German süss "sweet".
Siu Chinese
1 Chinese: see Xiao.... [more]
Siv Khmer
Meaning uncertain.
Sky Jewish
Shortened from last names ending in -sky.
Smy English
Variation of a name given to a blacksmith
Soa Estonian
Soa is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "söakas" meaning "bold" and "courageous".
Soe Estonian
Soe is an Estonian surname meaning "warm" and "fond".
Soh Chinese (Hokkien)
It is from the Hanzi character "蘇" (so͘) meaning "perilla".
Sok Khmer
Means "healthy, peaceful, happy, pleasant" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit सुख (sukha).
Sol Korean
North Korean form of Seol.
Som Khmer
Means "moon" or "air, wind, sky" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit सोम (soma).
Som Indian, Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit सोम (soma) meaning "moon".
Som Khmer
Means "moon" or "air, wind, sky" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit सोम (soma).
Soo Estonian
Soo is an Estonian surname meaning "swamp".
Sow Western African, Fula
Meaning uncertain.
Suh Korean
South Korean variant of So.
Suh Low German
North German from Middle Low German su ‘sow’, either a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd or an offensive nickname.
Sui Chinese
From Chinese 隋 (suí) referring to the Sui dynasty, which briefly held power from 581 to 618 and was succeeded by the Tang dynasty.
Suk Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 석 (see Seok).
Sul Korean
Variant transcription of Seol.
Sum Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Cen.
Sun Korean
It’s a feminine & Masculine Korean name
Sun Khmer
Means "surpass, exceed" in Khmer.
Suō Japanese (Rare)
Derived from place name Suō.... [more]
Sur Indian, Bengali (Hindu), Sanskrit
From Sanskrit šūra "brave".
Sur Korean (Rare)
A variant of (see So).
Sys Belgian (Modern)
No actual idea as to origin except it is Belgian from Flanders region.
Sze Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Shi.
Tae Taiwanese, Chinese (Hokkien)
Min Nan and Hokkien romanization of Zheng.
Tai Chinese
Variant of Dai.
Tai Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 泰 (tai) meaning "peaceful".
Taj Pashto, Urdu, Persian
Derived from the given name Taj.
Taj Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Persian
Derived from the given name Taj.
Tal Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Tal, means "dew" in Hebrew.
Tam Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Tan.
Tam Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Tan.
Tan English (Australian, Rare)
Possibly from the English Word "Tan", or from the Given Name Tan.
Tan Turkish
Means "dawn, daybreak" in Turkish.
Tan Chinese
From Chinese 谭 (tán) referring to the state of Tan that existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Shandong province.
Tan Chinese
From Chinese 谈 (tán) referring to the ancient vassal state of Tan, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Shandong province.
Tao Chinese
From Chinese 陶 (táo) meaning "pottery, ceramics".
Taş Turkish
Means "stone" in Turkish.
Tay Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zheng.
Tea English
Variant of Tee.
Tee Estonian
Tee is an Estonian surname meaning "road" or "causeway".
Tee Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Zheng.
Teh Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zheng.
Tek Turkish
Means "single, sole, unique" in Turkish.
Teo Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zhang.
Tep Khmer
Means "god, deity, angel" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit देव (deva).
Tim English
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Tin Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Tian.
Toh Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Du.
Toh Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zhuo.
Toh Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 塔 (see ).
Toi Indonesian
Indonesian for Cai.
Tok Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Zhuo.
Tok Turkish
Means "sated, full" in Turkish.
Tom Chinese
Common Chinese name
Tôn Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Sun.
Top Turkish
Means "ball, cannon" in Turkish.
Tot Serbian
Serbian variant of Tót.
Tou Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 塔 (see ).
Tow Scottish
Scottish: Variation of Tulloch.... [more]
Toy Turkish
Means "callow, naive" or "amateur, unexperienced" in Turkish.
Tri Vietnamese
An unexplained Vietnamese surname.
Tso Korean (Russified)
Russified form of Cho used by ethnic Koreans living in former Soviet territories.
Uba Estonian
Uba is an Estonian surname meaning "bean".
Uba Japanese
From Japanese 姥 (Uba) meaning "Uba", a division in the division of Akougi in the area of Kasasa in the city of Minamisatsuma in the prefecture of Kagoshima in Japan.
Uda Japanese
From Japanese 宇 (u) meaning "eaves, roof, house" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Udu Estonian
Udu is an Estonian surname meaning "fog", "mist" and "haze".
Uhl German
Uhl begins in the German province of Bavaria. Uhl is a nickname surname, a class of German names derived from eke-names, or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute... [more]
Uhr German, Jewish
Derived from the given name Ulrich. In Jewish, it is a metonymic occupational name for a watch or clock maker, derived from German uhr meaning "watch, clock".
Uik Estonian
Uik is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "luik", meaning "swan"; or "huik", meaning "crake".
Uno Japanese
From Japanese 宇 (u) meaning "eaves" and 野 (no) meaning "field".
Unt Estonian
Unt is an Estonian surname derived from a Finno-Ugric topographic stem word, thought to mean somewhere hydronymically essential. In some cases, it may be a corruption of the Estonian word "hunt", meaning "wolf".
Ups Estonian
Ups is an Estonian surname derived from "upsakas" meaning "proud" and "conceited". "Ups" also also means "whoops" in Estonian.
Ura Japanese
Ura means "bay, seacoast".
Urb Estonian
Urb is an Estonian surname meaning "catkin".
Urm Estonian
Urm is an Estonian surname; a dialectal Estonian word for "catkin" and "frost". Also meaning "bleeding wound" and "gore".
Urs Romanian
From Romanian urs meaning "bear".
Ütt Estonian
Ütt is an Estonian surname (loosely) meaning "vocative"; a "word of address'' or "exclamatory address".
Uue Estonian
Uue is an Estonian surname meaning "anew".
Uuk Estonian
Uuk is an Estonian surname meaning "bay" and "dormer".
Uus Estonian
Uus is an Estonian surname meaning "new".
Uys Afrikaans
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include an Afrikaans variant of Huijs which seems to have developed into Uijs and finally into Uys.
Vaj Hmong
Original Hmong form of Vang.
Val Spanish, French
It means valley. It comes from Britain and then moved to Aragón (Spain).
Van Chinese (Russified)
Russified form of Wang 1 used by ethnic Chinese living in parts of the former Soviet Union.
Vea Spanish, Galician
Habitational name, principally from Vea in Soria province, but in some cases from any of four places with the same name in Pontevedra province, Galicia.
Vea Norwegian
Habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named, from the plural of Old Norse viðr meaning "wood", "tree".
Vee Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads named Ve, for example in Hordaland and Sogn, from Old Norse "sacred place".
Vig Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian víg "happy, cheerful".
Vlk Czech, Slovak
Means "wolf" in Czech and Slovak.
Vöö Estonian
Vöö is an Estonian surname meaning "belt".
Vox English
Variant of Fox
Vue Hmong
From the clan name Vwj associated with the Chinese character 吳 () (see Wu 1).
Vuk Croatian, Serbian
Derived from vuk meaning ''wolf''.
Vwj Hmong
Original Hmong form of Vue.
Wan Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Yin.
Wan Chinese
From Chinese 万 (wàn) referring to a city that existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Shaanxi province.
Wan Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Wen.
Wax German, Jewish, English
German and Jewish variant and English cognitive of Wachs, from Middle English wax "wax" (from Old English weax).
Wee Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Huang.
Weg Dutch
Proper non: Way/road/path
Wei Chinese
From Chinese 卫 (wèi) meaning "guard, protect".
Wen Chinese
From Chinese 温 (wēn) meaning "warm", also referring to any of several territories that were called Wen, namely an ancient state that existed during the Zhou dynasty.
Wey English
Variant of Way.
Wie Korean
Means “top” in Korean. Most known for Korean American golfer Michelle Wie West
Win Dutch, English
Dutch: variant of Winne. ... [more]
Wit Dutch
From Dutch meaning "white".
Woo Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Hu.
Woo Korean
Woo is a spelling variant of ‘Wu’ referring to an ancient state of ‘Wu’. It is located in the Jiangsu province.
Wyn Welsh, English
English: from the Old English personal name and byname Wine meaning ‘friend’, in part a short form of various compound names with this first element. Welsh: variant of Gwynn.
Xầm Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 諶 (chén) meaning "faithful".
Xia Chinese
From Chinese 夏 (xià) referring to the Xia dynasty, the first dynasty in Chinese history that is believed to have existed from 2070 to 1600 BC. According to legend, this name was adopted by the descendants of Yu the Great (who was also known as Xia Yu), a legendary king who supposedly founded the Xia dynasty.
Xie Chinese
Meaning "wrong, evil".
Xie Chinese
Means “to solve”.
Xin Chinese
From the name of a state of Xin that existed during the Xia dynasty. King Qi (2197–2188 bc) granted this state to one of his sons, whose descendants adopted a modified form of the character for Xin as their surname.
Xue Chinese
From the area of Xue, in present-day Shandong province. During the Xia dynasty (2205–1766 bc) an official with the title ‘chief of carts’ was granted this area. Much later, in the state of Qi during the Warring States period (403–221 bc) the same area was granted to a prince... [more]
Yam Hebrew
From the given name Yam.
Yam Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Ren.
Yan Chinese (Russified)
Russified form of Yang used by ethnic Chinese living in parts of the former Soviet Union.
Yan Chinese
颜 means color.
Yan Chinese
From Chinese 严 (yán) meaning "strict, solemn, stern".
Yan Chinese
From Chinese 阎 (yán) meaning "gate", also referring to a fief that existed in the ancient state of Jin in what is now Shanxi province.
Yao Chinese
From Chinese 姚 (yáo) meaning "handsome, elegant".
Yap Chinese (Hakka), Chinese (Hokkien)
Hakka and Hokkien romanization of Ye.
Yau Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Qiu.
Yaw Irish, English, Chinese
Irish: reduced and altered Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eochadha Chinese : Cantonese variant of Qiu.
Yee Chinese (Taishanese)
Taishanese romanization of Yu 2.
Yeh Chinese
Variant romanization of Ye.
Yel Turkish
Means "wind, breeze" in Turkish.
Yen Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese 严 (see Yan).
Yeo Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Yang.
Yim Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Yan.
Yim Khmer
Meaning uncertain, probably of Chinese origin.
Yin Chinese
From Chinese 殷 (yīn) referring to the ancient city of Yin, which existed in what is now Henan province and served as the capital of the Shang dynasty (which reigned from 1600 to 1045 BC and was also called Yin).
Yin Chinese
Transferred from the given name Yin.
Yin Chinese
From Chinese 尹 (yǐn), a title for a ministerial position in ancient China. It may also refer to the ancient fief of Yin, which existed in what is now the province of either Shanxi or Henan.
Yin Chinese
From Chinese 印 (yìn) meaning "stamp, seal".
Yip Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Ye.
Yiu Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Yao.
Yoo Korean
Alternate transcription of Yu.
You Chinese
From Chinese 尤 (yóu) meaning "especially, particularly".
Yow Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Yao or Rao.
Yue Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Yu 2.
Yue Chinese
From Chinese 岳 (yuè) referring to the ancient title Tai Yue (太岳), which was used by officials in charge of sacrificial rituals on mountain sites.
Yui Japanese
It is written three ways: 由 (yu) meaning "reason, cause" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mineshaft, pit". Or (yu) meaning the same as the latter, but with 比 (i) meaning "compare". Lastly, 油 (yu) can mean "oil" and (i) meaning the same as the first example.... [more]
Yuk Korean
From Sino-Korean 陸 (yuk/ryuk) meaning "dry land; land".
Žák Czech
Czech form of Zak.
Zak Polish
A nickname given to youthful or studious people. Comes from the Polish zak, meaning "student" or "schoolboy". It originally meant "novice" or "candidate for the priesthood", and so in some cases it is perhaps a nickname for someone who had been destined for holy orders.
Zay French
Frenchified form of German See.
Zeb Urdu
Derived from Persian زیب‎ (zib) meaning "ornament, adornment, beauty".
Zec Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian, Slovene
Means ''rabbit''.
Zee Dutch
Reduced form of Dutch Van der Zee.
Zha Chinese
From Chinese 查 (zhā) referring to the ancient fief of Zha, which was part of the state of Qi during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Shandong province. Alternately it may come from the name of a fief that was part of the state of Chu during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Anhui province.
Zhu Chinese
In Chinese means “to bless”.