Submitted Surnames of Length 4

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the length is 4.
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Aaby Norwegian, Danish
From a place called Aaby or Åby, from Old Norse á "small river, stream" and býr "farm".
Aali Arabic
Derived from the given name Aali.
Aare Estonian
Aare is an Estonian masculine given name and surname meaning "treasure".
Äärt Estonian
Äärt is an Estonian surname meaning "edge".
Aasa Estonian
"Aasa" is an Estonian surname meaning "wild".
Abad Judeo-Spanish
Nickname from abad ‘priest’ (from Late Latin abbas ‘priest’, genitive abbatis, from the Aramaic word meaning ‘father’). The application is uncertain: it could be a nickname, an occupational name for the servant of a priest, or denote an (illegitimate) son of a priest.
Abbs English
Derived from the given name Abel.
Abdi Somali
Abdi umm They use it cause it is good
Abed Iranian
literally meaning "worshipper", "adorer", or "devout". May be either a surname or given name.
Ábel Hungarian, Slovak
From the given name Ábel.
Aber German (Austrian)
Not much is known about this last name... [more]
Abes English
This is likely derived from the given name Abe 1.
Abes Filipino
Possibly of Hispanic origin. Common in the Taytay region of Palawan.
Abke American (Rare)
Abke is an Americanized version of an unknown German surname.... [more]
Able English
Possibly from the English word able.
Abog Visayan
Literally "dust" in Cebuano
Acar Turkish
Means "sturdy, hardy" or "bold, fearless" in Turkish.
Acar Ancient Aramaic
The origins of Acar in Lebanon is ACHAR (עָכָר), Anglicized form of Hebrew Akar or Akan, meaning “one who troubles or roils”.
Acri Italian
Habitational name from a place in Cosenza province named Acri.
Addy English
From the personal name ADDY, a medieval diminutive of Adam. It is therefore related to the surname Addison.
Adel Arabic
From the given name Adil.
Adem Turkish, Bosnian, Albanian, Uyghur
From the given name Adem.
Ader Estonian
Ader is an Estonian surname meaning "plow".
Adie English, Scottish
From the personal name Adie, a medieval pet form of Adam.
Adil Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Adil.
Aeby Swiss
Derived from the given name Adalbert.
Afif Arabic
From the given name Afif.
Agam Hebrew (Modern)
Rare variant of the surname Agami, which came from the Hebrew name Agam, means "lake".
Agan Estonian
Agan is an Estonian surname meaning "chaff".
Agar Greek, Italian, French
From the personal name Agar
Agha Turkish
Means "chief, master, lord" in Turkish. From the Turkish ağa 'chief, master, lord', from the Old Turkish aqa 'elder brother'. Traditionally it was a title for a civilian or military officer, or often part of such title, and was placed after the name of certain military functionaries in the Ottoman Empire... [more]
Agra Galician, Portuguese
Galician and Portuguese variant of Agraz.
Ahas Estonian
Ahas is an Estonian surname meaning "slender".
Aida Japanese
Ai could mean "Fit, Suit, Join", "Indigo", "Together, Mutual". Da means "Rice Paddy/ Field".
Aimé Haitian Creole, French (African)
Means "loved, love" in French.
Aino Japanese (Rare)
Means "of love" or "of the love" in japanese. A notable name bearer is a fictional character "Minako Aino" in the "Sailor Moon" anime... [more]
Aird Scottish
Habitational name from a place named with Gaelic àird(e) 'height', 'promontory', or 'headland', from the adjective àrd 'high', 'lofty', cognate with Latin arduus 'steep', 'difficult'. There is one such place near Hurlford in Ayrshire, and another in Inch, Wigtownshire.
Akai Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Åker Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From Swedish and Norwegian åker "plowed field".
Akey English
Possibly an Americanized form of German EICHE "oak".
Akol Sundanese
This is my grandpa's (my dad's side) last name
Aksu Turkish
Means "white water" in Turkish.
Alam Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
Means "world, universe" (عالم) or "flag, sign, mark" (علم) in Arabic. This spelling represents two separate words in Arabic.
Alas Estonian
Alas is an Estonian surname, derived from either "ala-" meaning "area" and "region"; or "alasti", meaning "bald" and "nude"; "alastus" means "bareness".
Alba Spanish, Catalan
From alba meaning "white".... [more]
Albo Spanish, Italian, Jewish
It is derived from the name Albert, Alberto, Albino, and Alberico.... [more]
Aler English (Rare), German
From the alder tree, a tree found in the Americas, Europe and parts of Asia. The much less common given name Aler is possibly derived from it.
Alić Bosnian
Means "son of Ali 1".
Alin Swedish
Variant of Ahlin.
Aloe Estonian
Aloe is an Estonian surname derived from "loe" meaning "north-west".
Alto Estonian
Alto is an Estonian surname meaning "from below".
Alvi Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Ali 1.
Alza Spanish
Means "to rise" or simply "rise"
Amai Japanese
This surname is used as 天井 or 甘井 with 天 (ten, ama-, amatsu, ame) meaning "heavens, imperial, sky", 甘 (kan, ama.i, ama.eru, ama.yakasu, uma.i) meaning "be content, coax, pamper, sugary, sweet" and 井 (shou, sei, i) meaning "community, town, well, well crib."
Åman Swedish
Combination of Swedish å "creek, river, big stream" and man "man".
Amat Catalan
From the Latin given name Amatus, meaning "beloved".
Amer Arabic, Urdu
Variant of 'Aamir.
Ames English, German
English: from the Old French and Middle English personal name Amys, Amice, which is either directly from Latin amicus ‘friend’, used as a personal name, or via a Late Latin derivative of this, Amicius.... [more]
Amin Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name Amin.
Amir Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Amir 1 or 'Aamir.
Amir Jewish
From the given name Amir 2.
Amit Jewish
From the given name Amit 2.
Amys English
From the given name Amis. Compare with Ames. An early example using this spelling is Robert Amys of Cambridgeshire, England in 1273.
Ando Japanese
From the Japanese 安 (an or yasu) "relax," "inexpensive," "low," and 藤 (to or fuji) "wisteria." The second character may indicate historical or familial links to the formerly powerful Fujiwara (藤原) clan.
Anes Portuguese
Means "son of João" in Portuguese.
Aney English
English surname of uncertain origin, though it has been suggested that this is an anglicized form of French Ané. Ané itself is said to be taken from a personal name, possibly a gallicized form of Asnar or Aznar, which may be derived from Latin asinarius meaning "keeper of asses, ass-driver", from asinus "ass".
Anić Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Ana" in Serbo-Croatian.
Anna English, Irish, Italian, Hungarian
Probably derived from the female first name Anna.
Anne Indian
Indian (Andhra Pradesh); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu name of unknown meaning.
Anni Estonian
Anni is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "anne" meaning "aptitude for" and "talent"; or "hani" meaning "goose".
Anno Japanese
Means "of hermitage" in Japanese. A famous bearer is famous Japanese illustrator and children's educational book author Mitsumasa Anno (1926-present).
Aoba Japanese
青 (Ao) means "Green,blue" and 葉 (Ba) means "Leaf". This surname refers to a fresh leaf. Aoba is also a Japanese first name on top of that. A notable bearer is Yukihiro Aoba, who is a professional football player... [more]
Aota Japanese
Ao (青) means 'Blue, and Ta (田) means 'paddy, field'.
Aoun Arabic
Means "help, support" in Arabic (chiefly Lebanese).
Apse Latvian
Derived from Latvian apse "aspen tree" (ultimately from Proto-Baltic *apse).
Apte Indian
Hindu (Brahman) name found among the Konkanasth Brahmans, probably from Marathi ap̣ta, denoting the tree Bauhinia tomentosa.
Arai Japanese
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new, natural" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, sparse, wild" and 井 (i) meaning "well".
Arak Estonian
Arak is an Estonian surname meaning "arrak (an alcoholic liquor typically distilled from the sap of the coconut palm or from rice)".
Aran Irish
From the given name Aran 1.
Aran Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the given name Aran 2.
Aran Japanese
From 亜 (a), a phonetic character, and 蘭 (ran) meaning "orchid."
Aref Persian
From the given name Aref
Aren Estonian
Aren is an Estonan surname meaning "developing" and "growth".
Arif Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Arif.
Ariq English (American)
This name means a men with many gifts. The first person with the name spelled as this was an gangbanger from Covington, Kentucky. He died in 1998.
Ärni German (Swiss)
From a much altered pet form of the personal name Arnold.
Arol Belarusian
Means "eagle" in Belarusian.
Arra Galician, Sicilian
Habitational name from a place in Galicia called Arra, this surname was also found in some parts of Sicily.
Arro Estonian
Arro is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "aroom", meaning "fragrant". Possibly a corruption of "aru", meaning "upland meadow".
Arya Indian, Hindi
From the given name Arya 1.
Asad Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Asad.
Asaf Hebrew
From the given name Asaf.
Asai Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "shallow well".
Asal Arabic
means "honey" in Arabic
Ason English
The name Ason comes from Aythe where Aythe filius Thome received a charter of the lands of Fornochtis in Strathearn from Robert the Steward (later known as Robert II) around 1360. The next of the line was called Johem ayson iuuene... [more]
Asui Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 蛙 (a) meaning "frog" and 吹 (sui) meaning "puff"
Aten Frisian, Dutch
The Frisian name Aten means "Noble Wolf". The name was probably given to lesser lords. As noble would mean nobility. As wolf was always a symbol of a warrior, or hunter. Usually Nobles who were also warriors, were lesser lords... [more]
Atup Visayan
Literally "roof" in Cebuano
Aune Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse auðn "wasteland, desolate place".
Aven Scandinavian, English, German, Dutch, French (Anglicized)
Scandinavian: unexplained.... [more]
Aviv Jewish
From the given name Aviv.
Avni Hebrew (Modern)
Means "my stone" in Hebrew, a variant of the surname Even or a diminutive of Avner.
Axel Dutch, Flemish
Habitational name for someone from either of two places, Aksel in East Flanders or Axel in Zeeland.
Axén Swedish
Combination of ax, a Swedish word for the fruiting body of a grain plant, and the common surname suffix -én.
Ayre English
Variant of Eyre
Ayub Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Ayyub.
Azad Bengali, Persian, Urdu
From the given name Azad.
Azam Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Azam.
Azar Hebrew
Means "(he) helped" in Hebrew, a verb form of Ezer or Ezra.
Azer Persian
Azer or temple fire from the Zoroastrian period in ancient Persia,as a surname relates the individual to the fire maintainers at the Zoroastrian temples
Aziz Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Aziz.
Azua Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Burgu, Province of Araba.
Baba Nigerian, Yoruba, Western African
From an honourific title used to denote a father, wise man, or an elder.
Baba Japanese
From Japanese 馬場 (baba) meaning "riding ground".
Bạch Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Bai, from Sino-Vietnamese 白 (bạch).
Bade English
From the Old English personal name Bada which possibly a short form of various names with the first element being the Old English beadu "battle". It could also be a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with badu "strife", or from an occupational North German surname from the Middle Low German bade "messenger".
Baek Korean
Korean form of Bai, from Sino-Korean 白 (baek) meaning "white".
Baer German
Derived from Old High German bero "bear".
Baez Spanish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Spanish Báez, which might be a different form of Peláez (cf. Páez). A famous bearer is American singer and activist Joan Baez (1941-).... [more]
Bago Cebuano
Derived from malabago and maribago, the Cebuano name for the Hibiscus tiliaceus plant.
Baig Muslim
Baig Name Meaning Muslim (common in Pakistan): from the Turkish word beg ‘bey’, originally a title denoting a local administrator in the Ottoman Empire, but subsequently widely used as a title of respect... [more]
Baig Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Assamese, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Punjabi, Turkish, Arabic
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master". It is especially common in Pakistan and the Maghreb.
Bain Scottish, French, English
Nickname for a hospitable person from northern Middle English beyn, bayn meaning "welcoming", "friendly".... [more]
Baio Italian
From a nickname for someone with light brown or reddish-brown hair or beard, from baio meaning "bay horse", ultimately derived from Late Latin badius meaning "red-brown".
Bake English
Probably an occupational name for a baker.
Bakr Arabic
From the given name Bakr. A famous bearer was Abu Bakr (573-634), the first Islamic caliphate.
Bala Indian
1 Indian (Gujarat and Bombay city): Parsi name, probably from Persian bālā ‘high’, ‘exalted’.... [more]
Bale English
Variant of Bail. This is the surname of Welsh footballer Gareth Bale.
Bane English
Variant of Bain.
Bang Danish
Originally a nickname denoting a loud or brash person, from Old Danish bang "noise" (from Old Norse banga "to pound, hammer" of echoic origin). A literary bearer was Danish author Herman Bang (1857-1912).... [more]
Bang Korean
Bang is derived from the Korean word ‘sarangbang’ referring to a ‘room’.
Bara Czech
Comes from a reduced vernacular form of the Latin personal name Bartolomaeus, Polish, Bartlomiej, Czech Bartolomej, or possibly from a pet form of the personal name Barbara.
Bärg German
Variant of Berg.
Bark Swedish
Perhaps derived from a place name containing either Old Swedish *barke "throat", Old Swedish biork "birch tree" or Swedish bark "bark (covering of the trunk of a tree)"
Barq English
Ever drank Barq's root beer?
Barr Scottish, Northern Irish
Habitational name from any of various places in southwestern Scotland, in particular Ayrshire and Renfrewshire, named with Gaelic barr "height, hill" or a British cognate of this.
Basa Tagalog, Filipino
Very prominent name in Manila, the Philippines.
Basu Indian, Bengali
Bengali form of Vasu.
Batt English
This is patronymic form of the medieval personal name "Batte", meaning "son of Batte", ... [more]
Bava Indian
Variant of Bawa.
Bawa Punjabi
Sikh name based on the name of a Jat clan. It is also a title given to the male descendants of the first three Sikh gurus.
Beam English
From Old English beam "beam" or "post". It could be a topographic name from someone living near a post or tree, or it could be a metonymic occupational name for a weaver.... [more]
Bear English
From the Middle English nickname Bere meaning "bear" (Old English bera, which is also found as a byname), or possibly from a personal name derived from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with this first element... [more]
Beas Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish (common in Mexico): habitational name from any of the places in Andalusia named Beas.
Beas English
Varient spelling of the surname Bees.
Beas German
Possibly also a variant spelling of German Bies.
Becc Medieval English
Variant spelling of Beck
Bedi Indian
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community. The name is derived from Sanskrit vedī ‘one who knows the Vedas’. Guru Nanak (1469–1539), the founder of the Sikh religion, was from the Bedi clan... [more]
Beer English, German, Dutch, German (Swiss)
Habitational name from any of the forty or so places in southwestern England called Beer(e) or Bear(e). Most of these derive their names from the West Saxon dative case, beara, of Old English bearu ‘grove’, ‘wood’ (the standard Old English dative bearwe being preserved in Barrow)... [more]
Bega Spanish
Variant of Vega.
Behn German
From the German male personal name Behn, a shortened form of Bernhard. A famous bearer was the English novelist and dramatist Aphra Behn (1640-1689).
Behr German, Dutch
German and Dutch variant of the personal name Bähr (see Baer).
Béna Hungarian
Nickname from béna ‘lame’, or from a pet form of Benedek.
Bena Italian
From a reduced form of the medieval personal name Benenato.
Bens Dutch, German
Patronymic from a short form of Bernhard.
Bent Dutch
Probably from the first name BENT.
Benz German
South German: (in Alemannic areas) from a short form of the Germanic personal name Berthold, or to a lesser extent of Bernhard
Bera Turkish, Arabic
Means "knowledgeable, smart, beautiful".
Bern German, Scandinavian, German (Swiss)
German and Scandinavian: from the personal name Berno, a pet form of Bernhard. In South German it comes from the habitational name from Bern, Switzerland, notably in the south; in other parts from the personal name Berno.
Bess English
Popularly grown surname from the diminuative form of "Elizabeth" during any time of a Queen Elizabeth
Beth English
From the given name Beth, itself a short form of Elizabeth and Bethany.
Betz German
Derived from a Thuringian short form of the personal name Bernhard.
Bhat Indian, Kashmiri, Marathi, Kannada, Konkani, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Bhatt.
Bian Chinese
Romanization of a Chinese surname, which in Pinyin may be respectively Biàn, Biān or Biǎn. The former, written with the character means "to be impatient", "to be in a hurry" or "excitable" and is by far the most common... [more]
Bích Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 碧 (bích) meaning "bluish-green".
Biel Polish, Czech, Slovak
Nickname for a white- or fair-haired person, from Polish biel, Old Czech bielý, Slovak biely "white".
Biện Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 边 (Biān) meaning "Edge".
Bini Italian
Comes from the given name Albino and other names ending with -bino ending.
Bink English
Topographic name for someone living by a bink, a northern dialect term for a flat raised bank of earth or a shelf of flat stone suitable for sitting on. The word is a northern form of modern English bench.
Birk Slovene
Of unknown origin.
Birk German
Either a variant of Buerk or a habitational name derived from places named Birk, Birke, or Birken.
Bish English
comes from the old English word bis... [more]
Bizi Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Blas Spanish
From the given name Blas.
Blin Welsh
The same as Blaen, a point, the inland extremity of a valley. Blin also signifies weary, troublesome.
Blow English
From a medieval nickname for someone with a pale complexion (from Middle English blowe "pale"). This surname was borne by English composer John Blow (1649-1708) and British fashion editor Isabella Blow (original name Isabella Delves Broughton; 1958-2007); additionally, "Joe Blow" is a name used colloquially (in US, Canadian and Australian English) as representative of the ordinary uncomplicated unsophisticated man, the average man in the street (of which the equivalent in British English is "Joe Bloggs").
Bobe English
derived from the nickname boebel
Bock German, Upper German, Jewish, English
Altered spelling of German Böck (see Boeck) or Bach.... [more]
Bodi French
The United State Version of Bodi is an alteration of the French name Baudin. The name also has roots from Hungary.
Bøen Norwegian
Habitational name from the common farm name Bøen, simply meaning "the farm" (ultimately derived from Old Norse býr "farm, village, settlement" and the definite article -en).
Boen Dutch
Occupational name for a bean grower, from Middle Dutch bone, boene "bean".
Bogs English
A name given to someone that lives near a bog or swamp. More comonly spelled as Boggs.
Bohr Danish (Rare)
Variant of Bähr or Baar. A notable bearer was Danish physicist Niels Bohr (1885-1962).
Bois French, German
From French bois "forest"
Boje Dutch
Variant of Boye.
Bold German, English
English: nickname from Middle English bold ‘courageous’, ‘daring’ (Old English b(e)ald, cognate with Old High German bald). In some cases it may derive from an Old English personal name (see Bald)... [more]
Bolt Danish, German
Variant of Boldt.
Bolt English
From Middle English bolt meaning "bolt", "bar" (Old English bolt meaning "arrow’). In part this may have originated as a nickname or byname for a short but powerfully built person, in part as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of bolts... [more]
Bono Italian
Variant of De Bono.
Book English (British, Anglicized)
Likely an anglicized form of Buch or Buck.
Boot English, Dutch, German
English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of boots, from Middle English, Old French bote (of unknown origin).... [more]
Borg Maltese
Derived from Arabic بُرْج (burj) meaning "castle, citadel, (stone) tower".
Born German, English
A topographical name indicating someone who lived near a stream, from the Old English "burna, burne". Alternatively, it could be contemporarily derived from the modern English word "born". Possible variants include Bourne, Burns and Boren.
Born Maltese
Not to be confused with the German surname Born.
Bose Indian
Anglicized form of Basu.
Boso Italian
From the medieval personal name Boso, from a Germanic personal name derived from a pejorative nickname meaning ‘leader’, ‘nobleman’, or ‘arrogant person’. Compare Dutch Boos.
Boss English
From an originally French term meaning "hunchback".
Bovo Italian
Variant of Bove.
Bowe Medieval English, English, Irish (Anglicized)
There are three possible sources of this surname, the first being that it is a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of bows, a vital trade in medieval times before the invention of gunpowder, and a derivative of the Old English pre 7th Century 'boga', bow, from 'bugan' to bend... [more]
Boye English, German, Dutch, Frisian, Danish
From the Germanic given names Boio or Bogo, which are of uncertain origin... [more]
Bras Dutch, Low German
Dutch and North German: from Old French and Middle Dutch bras ‘arm’. This was probably a descriptive nickname for someone with some peculiarity of the arm, but the word was also used as a measure of length, and may also have denoted a surveyor.
Bron English
Variant of Brown (See also Bronson).
Brún Frisian, Jewish
Frisian form of Brun.
Bryn Welsh
Means hill in welsh
Buch German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, from Middle High German buoche, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places so named with this word, notably in Bavaria and Württemberg... [more]
Buck English
From the given name Buck.
Buda Hungarian (Rare)
Habitational name from the name of the old capital of Hungary.
Budd English
Originated from the Old English personal name Budda, from the word budda, which means "beetle" or "to swell." Specifically of Celtic Welsh origin.
Bugg English
From the Old Norse nickname Buggi, literally "fat man", or from a medieval nickname for an eccentric or strangely behaved person (from Middle English bugge "bogeyman, scarecrow").
Bumb Indian
From Marathi bəmb ‘stout’.
Bure Old Swedish, Swedish
This was the name of an influential family in 16th century Sweden. The name originated from the village Bure (now known as Bureå) in Skellefteå parish in Northern Sweden. The village got its name from the nearby Bure River (Swedish: Bure älv, Bureälven) whose name was derived from the Swedish dialectal word burra "buzz, rumble".