Submitted Surnames of Length 4

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the length is 4.
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Põld Estonian
Põld is an Estonian surname, meaning "field".
Pole English
Variant of Poole, from Old English pól.
Poli Italian
From the given name Polo, medieval variant of Paolo.
Polk German
Ethnic name for a Pole.
Polk Scottish
Reduced form of Pollock.
Pong Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Pang.
Pons Catalan, French, Occitan, Dutch
From the given name Pons.
Pook English
Pooke was the original version... [more]
Pool English
Topographic name for someone who lived near a pool or pond, Middle English pole (Old English pōl), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, as for example Poole in Dorset, South Pool in Devon, and Poole Keynes in Gloucestershire.
Pool Estonian
Pool is an Estonian surname meaning "at", "to", "towards", as well as "half". Derived from the location in which one lived.
Pool Romansh
Derived from the given name Pol.
Poom Estonian
Poom is an Estonian surname meaning "beam".
Poon Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Pan 2.
Pöör Estonian
Pöör is an Estonian surname meaning "crossbar" and "fall bar".
Poor English
Referred to someone who was poor or impoverished.
Poot Estonian
Poot is an Estonian surname meaning "boat", derived from the German "boot" ("boat").
Popp German
Derived from the given name Poppo (or possibly Boppo) which is of uncertain origin and meaning... [more]
Popp English
Derived from an Old English personal name, Poppa, of unknown origin and meaning.
Pork Estonian
Pork is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "põrkama" meaning to "bound", "strike", and "bump". bounce, spring
Posy English
Variant of Posey
Pour Persian
Means "son, descendant" in Persian, typically used as a suffix in compound surnames.
Pozo Spanish (Caribbean)
Means "well", as in wishing well
Prat English
Variant of Pratt.
Prii Estonian
Prii is an Estonian surname meaning "free".
Prue English, French
English: nickname for a redoubtable warrior, from Middle English prou(s) ‘brave’, ‘valiant’ (Old French proux, preux).... [more]
Prys Welsh
From the Welsh personal name Rhys, which also took the forms Rice and Rees. This name was originally derived from the Old Welsh forename Ris, which means ardour.
Pták Czech
Czech surname meaning "bird".
Ptak Polish
Polish surname meaning "bird".
Puff Popular Culture
This is the surname of Mrs. Puff from SpongeBob SquarePants.
Puhm Estonian
Puhm is an Estonian surname meaning "shrub".
Puiu Romanian
Derived from the name Puiu.
Puķe Latvian
Derived from Latvian puķe "flower". Occupational surname for a person who sells flowers.
Pukk Estonian
Pukk is an Estonian surname meaning "trestle".
Pulk Estonian
Pulk is an Estonian surname meaning "peg".
Pult Romansh
Derived from the given name Hippolytos.
Puna Estonian
Puna is an Estonian surname meaning "red".
Pung Estonian
Pung is an Estonian surname meaning "bud".
Pung Korean
From Sino-Korean 馮 (pung) meaning "fast running horse".
Punn Estonian
Punn is an Estonian surname meaning "cork" and "plug".
Pupu Mamalingua
Old name is good and old name rise pupu
Pürg Estonian
Pürg is an Estonian surname derived from "pürg" meaning both "avidity (eagerness or enthusiasm") and a colloquial name for the European bison ("Bison bonasus").
Puri Estonian
Puri is an Estonian surname meaning "sail".
Purk Estonian
Purk is an Estonian surname meaning "pot".
Puro Finnish (Rare)
From the Finnish word puro, meaning "a brook".
Puss Estonian
Puss is an Estonian surname meaning "penknife" and "carving knife".
Pütt German
Habitational name from any of several places so named in Rhineland, Westphalia, and Pomerania, but in most cases a topographic name from Middle Low German putte ‘pit’, ‘well’, ‘puddle’, ‘pond’.
Pütt Estonian
Pütt is an Estonian surname meaning "tub" and "cask".
Putz German
German for "plaster". Likely used to denote someone who manufactured plaster
Puur Estonian
Puur is an Estonian surname meaning "hutch" or "coop".
Püvi Estonian
Püvi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "puuvili" meaning "fruit".
Pyak Korean (Russified)
Russified form of Baek used by ethnic Koreans living in former Soviet territories.
Pyke English
Most likely originates from the words pike (the weapon or the fish), having to do with fishermen or soldiers, or pick, having to do with miners or somebody who tills the ground.
Pyle English
From the Middle English word pile, meaning "stake" or "post", which is derived via Old English from Latin pilum, meaning "spike" or "javelin". This was a topographic name for someone who lived near a stake or post serving as a landmark, a metonymic occupational name for a stake maker, or a nickname for a tall, strong man.
Pyle Dutch
Metonymic occupational name for a marksman or an arrowsmith, from pijl meaning "arrow".
Pyne English
Means "pine" from the Old French pin. This was originally given as a topographical name for someone who lived by a conspicuous pine tree or in a pine forest.
Pynt Danish
Danish ornamental name, meaning "decoration, ornament". It is mostly extinct in modern Denmark, though alternative form Pyndt is still seen, though rare.
Qamo Albanian
Comes from Ancient Greek.
Qazi Muslim
Status name for a judge, from a Persian form of Arabic Qadi.
Qazi Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic قاضي (qadhi) meaning "judge".
Qian Chinese
From Chinese 錢 (qián) meaning "money".
Qiao Chinese
Named after a Chinese mountain, Qiao Shan, where Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi was supposedly buried. This is the 96th most common surname in China.
Qiao Chinese
From Chinese 喬 (qiáo) meaning "tall, lofty". It may also refer Qiao Shan, a mountain in present-day Shaanxi province where the legendary king Huang Di was supposedly buried.
Qing Chinese
From Chinese 青 (qīng) meaning "blue, green, young".
Quah Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Ke.
Quán Chinese
From Chinese 泉 (quán) meaning "fountain, spring".
Quan Chinese
Of the Quan village
Quan Chinese
From Chinese 权 (quán) referring to the ancient state of Quan, which existed during the Shang and Zhou dynasties in what is now Hubei province.
Quek Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Guo.
Quin English
Variant of Quinn.
Qutb Arabic
Means "pole" in Arabic.
Raab German
Derived from German rabe "raven". As a surname, it was given to a person with black hair.
Raad Dutch
Metonymic occupational name for an adviser, counselor, or member of a town council, from raad ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.
Raag Estonian
Raag is an Estonian surname; a colloquial name meaning "twig" and "leafless branchlet".
Rääk Estonian
Rääk is an Estonian surname meaning "Corn crake (Crex crex)".
Raam Estonian
Raam is an Estonian surname meaning "frame" or "carriage".
Raat Dutch
''Somebody who gives good advice'', ''counsel'' Raad = advice.... [more]
Raba Estonian
Raba is an Estonian surname meaning "bog" or "raised bog".
Rabe German
German surname meaning "raven, crow".
Radi Arabic
Derived from the given name Radi.
Rafi Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Rafi.
Raha Estonian
Raha is an Estonian surname meaning "money".
Rahe German
Nickname for a rough individual, from a North German variant of Rauh.
Rahe Estonian
Rahe is an Estonian surname meaning "hail".
Rähk Estonian
Rähk is an Estonian surname meaning "rubble".
Rähn Estonian
Rähn is an Estonian surname meaning "woodpecker".
Rahn Low German
From the slavic tribe of the Rani on the island of Rügen.
Rahu Estonian
Rahu is an Estonian surname meaning both "peace" and "reef".
Raia Italian, Sicilian
Either a topographic name from Sicilian raia ‘smilax’ (a climbing shrub), or else derived from Sicilian raja meaning ‘ray’, or ‘skate’ (the fish), presumably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish or a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller.
Raia Arabic
Derived from Arabic رياح (rayah) meaning ‘flag’.
Raid Estonian
Raid is an Estonian surname derived from "raidur"; meaning "hewer".
Raie Estonian
Raie is an Estonian surname meaning "cutting", "hewing" and "(tree) lumbering".
Raig Estonian
Raig is an Estonian surname meaning "slough" (a swamplike area)".
Raij Spanish, Judeo-Spanish, Portuguese, Romani (Caló)
Borrowed from Hindi राइज (raij) meaning "rice". This surname is found among Christian and Jewish Caló families.
Raik Estonian
Raik is an Estonian surname derived from "raikaerik" meaning "oat grass"
Räim Estonian
Räim is an Estonian surname meaning "Baltic herring".
Rain English
Variant of Raine.
Rais Arabic
From the given name Rais.
Raja Estonian
Raja is an Estonian surname meaning "boundary" or "border".
Raju Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Variant of Raj chiefly used in Southern India.
Raju Estonian
Raju is an Estonian surname meaning "storm".
Ramm Estonian
Ramm is an Estonian surname meaning both "beetle" and "(to) ram".
Ramp German (Swiss)
German and Swiss German: variant of Rampf, from Middle High German ramft, ranft ‘edge’, ‘wall’, ‘crust (of bread)’; applied as a topographic name for someone who lived at the limit or outer edge of some feature, for example a field, or possibly, in the sense ‘crust’, a nickname for a poor person.
Rana Indian, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali, Urdu
From the Sanskrit title राणा (rana) meaning "king".
Rand Estonian
Rand is an Estonian surname meaning "beach".
Rang German
Variant of Range.... [more]
Räni Estonian
Räni is an Estonian surname meaning "flint" and "fire stone".
Ranj Indian
From the given name 'Ranj'
Ränk Estonian
Ränk is an Estonian surname meaning "heavy", "burdensome" and "wicked".
Rant Estonian
Rant is an Estonian surname meaning "arris" and "flange".
Rapu Rapanui
People with this surname have a connection to the Rapa Nui Ngaure clan. Rapu is the surname of Rapanui insurrection leader and mayor of Rapa Nui aka Easter Island Alfonso Rapu (1942) who led a revolt against the Chilean government in 1965... [more]
Rask Estonian
Rask is an Estonian surname meaning "puttee (a cloth or leather legging)".
Rath German
1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): descriptive epithet for a wise person or counselor, from Middle High German rāt ‘counsel’, ‘advice’, German Rat ‘counsel’, ‘advice’, also ‘stock’, ‘supply’.... [more]
Raud Estonian
Raud is an Estonian surname meaning "iron".
Rauf Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
Derived from the given name Rauf.
Raum German
From German meaning "room, space".
Raun Estonian
Raun is an Estonian surname derived from "raunjalg" meaning "bird's nest fern" (Asplenium).
Raut Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Odia, Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit राजपुत्र (rajaputra) meaning "prince".
Ravi Indian
From the given name Ravi
Raya Galician, Spanish
Possibly a habitational name from Raya in Galicia or in Albacete and Murcia provinces. Possibly a topographic name from Spanish raya meaning "line", denoting the boundary between two countries or provinces.
Rayl German
Variant of Rehl, which it's meaning is probably a habitational name from Rehl in Rhineland or Rehlen in East Prussia.
Raza Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Ridha.
Razo Galician
A habitational name from Razo in A Coruña province, Galicia.
Réal French
This can derive from several different sources: southern French réal "royal", a word which was applied to someone either as a nickname (presumably given to people perceived as being regal) or as an occupational name (given to a person in the service of the king); or the French place name Réal, in which case this is a habitational name taken from any of various places which were named for having been part of a royal domain (also compare Reau, Reaux).
Real Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Galician
Either a habitational name from any of numerous places called Real; those in Galicia (Spain) and Portugal being named from real "royal" or as variant of Rial while those in southern Spain and Catalonia are named in part from real meaning "encampment rural property" (Arabic raḥāl "farmhouse cabin")... [more]
Reck German
Nickname from Middle High German recke ‘outlaw’ or ‘fighter’. North German and Westphalian: from Middle Low German recke ‘marsh’, ‘waterlogged ground’, hence a topographic name, or a habitational name from a place named with this term.
Reda Arabic
From the given name Ridha.
Reek Estonian
Reek is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "kreek", meaning "damson".
Rego Portuguese
Primarily Iberian, particularly Portuguese in origin. A topographic name for someone who lived by a channel.
Reha Estonian
Reha is an Estonian surname meaning "rake".
Rehi Estonian
Rehi is an Estonian surname meaning "threshing barn".
Rehn Swedish
Derived from Swedish ren "reindeer".
Reis Portuguese
Means "kings" in Portuguese.
Rémy French
From the given name Rémy.
René French
From the given name René.
Renn English (British)
The surname Renn was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from early times, and were originally descended from Ralph de Raines who was granted lands by William, Duke of Albany in that shire... [more]
Rens Dutch
From a reduced form of the personal name Laurens.
Rest Romansh
Derived from the given name Rest.
Reta Spanish
Castilianized variant of Basque Erreta, a habitational name from a town called Erreta in Navarre, Basque Country
Reus Dutch, German, Catalan
Dutch: nickname for a big man, from Middle Dutch reuse(n) 'giant'. German: topographic name from Middle High German riuse 'fish trap' (Middle Low German ruse) or from a regional term reuse 'small stream', 'channel'... [more]
Reza Persian, Bengali
From the given name Reza.
Rhys Welsh
In addition to being used as a given name, it occurs as a surname both alone and in combination with other surnames. Related patronymic forms of the surname are Price, Prys, Pris and Preece. A notable bearer is John Rhys-Davies.
Riad Arabic
From the given name Riad.
Rial English
Variant of Royle.
Rian Irish (Anglicized, Rare, ?)
An alternate spelling and pronunciation of Ó Riain, due to French influences after the progenitors of the family moved to France from Ireland.
Riaz Arabic
From the given name Riad.
Rich English
Patronymic derived from a short form of Richard.
Rich English
From a nickname of a wealthy person, ultimately derived from Germanic ric "powerful". A notable fictional bearer is Richie Rich who first appeared as a comic book character in 1953.
Rich English
Derived from the name of a (former) village in Lincolnshire, England named with the Old English element ric "stream, drainage channel".
Rick English
1 English: variant of Rich 2.... [more]
Riek German
German: variant spelling of Rieck.
Riel French
French variant of Riehl. Most notable bearer is Canadian Métis political leader Louis Riel, best known for his Red River Rebellion.
Rifi Moroccan
Habitational name from the region of Rif.
Rifi Moroccan
Derived from the Rifian word for Rifian.
Rigo Italian, Catalan
From the given name Rigo a short of any of the given names Rigoberto, Arrigo, and Federigo.
Riis Scandinavian
Nickname from ris 'twigs', 'scrub', or a habitational name from any of several places so named in Denmark. Norwegian: habitational name from any of five farmsteads named Ris, from Old Norse hrís 'brushwood'.
Rilo English
Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old English elements ryge (rye) and lēah (wood, clearing, meadow). See also Riley.
Rind German
Probably a metonymic occupational name for a cattle dealer or butcher, from Middle High German rint meaning "cow".
Rino Italian
From the given name Rino.
Rist Estonian
Rist is an Estonian surname meaning "cross".
Rita Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan
From the female personal name Rita, a reduced form of MargharitaMargaret’, chosen in particular in honor of a 15th-century Italian saint who bore the name in this form.
Ritt German
Either a topographic name from Old High German ritta meaning "reeds" or a habitational name from a place near Kassel, Germany. Alternately it may also be a variant of Ried.
Ritz German
From a short form of the personal name Rizo, itself derived in part from Richard and in part from Heinrich (see Henry).
Riza Arabic
From the given name Ridha.
Rkhi Korean (Russified)
Russified form of Rhee used by ethnic Koreans living in parts of the former Soviet Union.
Roan Irish
variant of Roane
Roby English
From a medieval diminutive form of the given name Robert.
Roca Catalan
Habitational name from any of the numerous places so named, from Catalan roca "rock". This name is also Occitan.
Rock English
Topographic name for someone who lived near a notable crag or outcrop, from Middle English rokke "rock" (see Roach), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Rock in Northumberland.
Rodd English
Locational name for someone "at the rod" of land, from Middle English rodde. Also could come from the given name Rod, or the parish of Rodd in Herefordshire, England.
Rodé Ancient Greek
A man said it was a location.
Roel English, Spanish, Dutch, German
From the name Roeland, meaning "famous country".
Rohe Low German
The surname ROHE is from a short form of a Germanic formed with Middle High German Rouen 'to roar' or old High German ruin 'Care' , 'intent' (See roch).
Rohi Estonian
Rohi is an Estonian surname meaning "grass" or "pasturage".
Rohr German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived in an area thickly grown with reeds, from Middle High German ror. Also a habitational name from one of the several places named with this word.
Roht Estonian
Roht is an Estonian surname meaning "veld".
Roka Japanese
Japanese name meaning "White crest of the wave".
Rolf English, German
Derived from the given name Rolf.
Roll Upper German, German, English
German: from Middle High German rolle, rulle ‘roll’, ‘list’, possibly applied as a metonymic occupational name for a scribe.... [more]
Romo Spanish
Derived from latin (rhombus) meaning obtuse, blunt.
Romp English, German
Likely a variant of Rump.
Rong Chinese
From Chinese 荣 (róng) referring to the ancient fief of Rong, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Henan province.
Rong Chinese
From Chinese 容 (róng) referring to a Zhou dynasty title used by officials who were in charge of managing rituals, music, and ceremonies. Alternately it may be derived from the name of the ancient state of Rong (location and time period unknown).
Ronk Estonian
Ronk is an Estonian surname meaning "raven".
Rönn Swedish
Means "rowan" in Swedish.
Roño Spanish
masculine form of roña which means dirt
Rood English
Designating someone who lived near a cross, rood in Middle English
Roog Estonian
Roog is an Estonian surname meaning "reed".
Rook English
From a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a rook (e.g. in having black hair or a harsh voice).
Rool Estonian
Rool is an Estonian surname meaning "wheel" and "helm".
Rõõm Estonian
Rõõm is an Estonian surname meaning "gladness".
Rööp Estonian
Rööp is an Estonian surname meaning "parallel" and "beside".
Roop Dutch
Dutch: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Robrecht.
Roos Estonian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, German (Swiss), Low German
Means "rose" in Estonian and Dutch. Swedish and Danish variant of Ros, also meaning "rose". This could be a locational name for someone living near roses, an occupational name for someone who grew roses, or a nickname for someone with reddish skin.
Root English, Dutch
English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English rote ‘glad’ (Old English rot). ... [more]
Rosi Greek, Italian
Greek: Metronymic from the female personal name Rosa, or alternatively a variant of Rosso.... [more]
Rost German
From a nickname for a red-haired person, from Middle High German rost meaning ‘rust’.
Rost German
A metonymic occupational name for a limeburner or blacksmith, from Middle High German, Middle Low German rōst meaning ‘grate, grill’ or Middle High German rōst(e) meaning ‘fire, embers, pyre, grate’ (typically one for burning lime).
Rota Italian
Means "wheel" in Italian, from various place names.
Rott German
As far as I've researched the name dates back to a man by the name of Count Palatine Kuno von Rott (~1083). After he got land from the Pfalzfrafs which seem to be a nobile family line.... [more]
Rouf Bengali
From the given name Rauf.
Rõuk Estonian
Rõuk is an Estonian surname derived from the word "rõuk", a type of traditional stack made for the collection and drying of hay, cereals, or straw, often made with a wooden frame.
Rowe Jewish
A shortened form of the surname Horowitz, a variant of the surname Horovic, from the town of Horovice, Czech Republic.
Roys English
From the given name Roy.
Ruch German (Swiss)
It was originally a nickname for a greedy person, from Middle High German ruoch ‘eager,’ ‘intent.’... [more]
Rudd English
The surname Rudd is derived from the Old English root "rud-," a component in the words "rudig," which means "ruddy," and "ruddoc," which means "red-breast." The surname was originally a nickname for a ruddy complexioned or red-haired person, or perhaps for someone who habitually wore the color red.
Rude Norwegian, German
German: From a pet form of a personal name formed with Old High German hrōd "fame", for example Rudolf or Rüdiger... [more]
Rüga Estonian
Rüga is an Estonian surname derived from "rügama" meaning to "toil" and "rügaja" meaning "toiler".
Ruge German
Nickname from Middle High German ruowe, ruge ‘quiet’, ‘calm’ or Low German rug ‘rough’, ‘crude’.... [more]
Rugg English
Nickname for a person associated with the color red, whether through hair color, clothing, or complexion. Accordingly, the name is derived from the Old French word ruge, meaning red.
Rugh German
A variant of the Alsacian German (and probably Swiss before that) Ruch. Also a variant of the Danish Rügh (not related as far as is known)
Ruhe German
Variant of Ruge. (Rühe) is also a nickname from Rüde ‘hound.’ Habitational name from places named Rühen, Rüden, Rhüden in northern Germany.
Ruhr German
Name given to a person who lived near the Ruhr River in Germany.
Rule Scottish, English
Scottish name from the lands of Rule in the parish of Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. The derivation is from the River Rule which flows through the area, and is so called from the ancient Welsh word "rhull" meaning "hasty or rushing".... [more]
Rull Estonian
Rull is an Estonian surname meaning "spool" and "roll".
Rump Estonian
Rump is an Estonian surname meaning "dugout" and "punt".
Rünk Estonian
Rünk is an Estonian surname meaning "crag" and "rock".
Rush Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruis "descendant of Ros", a personal name perhaps derived from ros "wood". In Connacht it has also been used as a translation of Ó Luachra (see Loughrey).