Submitted Surnames of Length 4

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the length is 4.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Utne Norwegian
In Norwegian, probably has some pre-Germanic elements (i.e. before approx. 200 CE). Other place-names in the area also has an element of pre-Germanic and unknown origins. It has been suggested that it derives from "Út-tún", meaning the hamlet or farmstead that is "out"
Uuli Estonian
Uuli is an Estonian surname derived from "uulits", meaning "street".
Uusi Finnish
Uusi is a Finnish surname meaning "new".
Uwem Ibibio, Efik, Anang
Meaning "Life". It originates from the Efik, Ibibio and Anang tribes of Cross River state, Nigeria which has now been divided with the Ibibios and Anang people in the newly formed Akwa Ibom state... [more]
Vaaj 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.
Vään Estonian
Vään is an Estonian surname meaning "climbing".
Väär Estonian
Väär is an Estonian surname meaning "false" and "wrong".
Väät Estonian
Väät is an Estonian surname meaning "withe", "tendril" and "vine".
Vaca Spanish
Means "cow" in Spanish.
Vaga Estonian
Vaga is an Estonian surname meaning "devout" and "pious".
Våge Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farms named Våge, derived from Old Norse vágr "bay, inlet, fjord".
Vagh Indian
Means "tiger" in Hindi
Vágó Hungarian
Occupational name for a wood- or stonecutter, or butcher, from vágni ‘to cut’.
Vagu Estonian
Vagu is an Estonian surname meaning "furrow".
Vahe Estonian
Vahe is an Estonian surname meaning "middle".
Vähi Estonian
Vähi is an Estonian surname, derived from "vähim", meaning "smallest" or "lightest".
Vahi Estonian
Vahi is an Estonian surname meaning "watch" or "guard"; derived from "vahimees", meaning "watchman".
Vähk Estonian
Vähk is an Estonian surname meaning "crayfish".
Vaik Estonian
Vaik is an Estonian surname meaning both "quiet/still ("vaikus") and "resin/pitch", "tar".
Vain Estonian
Vain is an Estonian surname meaning "village common", or "village green".
Vajs Belarusian
Belarusian Latin spelling of Vays.
Vakk Estonian
Vakk is an Estonian surname meaning "granary bin".
Vale English
Topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Middle English vale (Old French val, from Latin vallis). The surname is now also common in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as de Bhál.
Väli Estonian
Väli is an Estonian surname meaning "field".
Vali Spanish, Italian(Swiss), Arabic
This Spanish and Italian surname of VALI was a locational name for someone OR A family who lived in a valley. In valle quiescit ( In the valley of our home, we find peace.)... [more]
Välk Estonian
Välk is an Estonian surname meaning "lightning".
Vall Estonian
Vall is an Estonian surname meaning "wall" or "berm".
Valo Finnish
means "light" in finnish
Vane English
Possible variant of Fane.
Vang Vietnamese
It means golden.
Vang Hmong
Hmong clan name.
Vang Hmong
From the clan name Vaj or Vaaj associated with the Chinese character 王 (wáng) (see Wang 1).
Vann Estonian
Vann is an Estonian surname meaning "bath" and "tub".
Varb Estonian
Varb is an Estonian surname meaning "rod".
Värk Estonian
Värk is an Estonian surname meaning both "celebration" and "hootenanny", as well as "thing", "stuff", or a "job".
Värv Estonian
Värv is an Estonian surname meaning "color" and "paint".
Vasa Old Swedish, Swedish (Archaic)
Swedish noble and former royal family. Possibly from vase meaning "bundle" or "withy". The name is believed to be a reference to the family's coat of arms. The most notable member of the family was Gustav Eriksson Vasa (1496-1560), later known as Gustav I of Sweden (in modern times known exclusively as Gustav Vasa)... [more]
Vask Estonian
Vask is an Estonian surname meaning "copper".
Vass English
Status name denoting a serf, Middle English, Old French vass(e), from Late Latin vassus, of Celtic origin. Compare Welsh gwas "boy", Gaelic foss "servant".
Vati Indian
From given name Vati meaning "nature"
Vaux French
French, English, and Scottish habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Vaux, from the Old French plural of val ‘valley’.
Vays Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of Weiss.
Veca Italian
Southern Italian: possibly from vece ‘change’, ‘mutation’, ‘alternation’ (from Latin vix, vicis, plural vices), or from a pet form of a personal name formed with this element.
Védő Hungarian
Means protector in Hungarian.
Veel Estonian
Veel is an Estonian surname meaning "still", "again", and "heretofore".
Veis German, Yiddish
Yiddish form of Weiss.
Veit German
From the given name Veit.
Veng Khmer
Meaning uncertain.
Venn Welsh
at the "fen" or "bog"
Vera Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Spain named Vera or La Vera from Spanish meaning "shore, bank".
Vesi Estonian
Vesi is an Estonian surname, meaning "water".
Vial English, French
from a personal name derived from Latin Vitalis (see Vitale). The name became common in England after the Norman Conquest both in its learned form Vitalis and in the northern French form Viel.
Vian Venetian
Derives from the given name Viviano, or perhaps Ottaviano.
Vice English
May come from "devise", an Old French word that means "dweller at the boundary". It may also derive a number of place names in England, or be a variant of Vise.
Vide Slovene
Derived from the given name Vid.
Việt Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 越 (việt) meaning "Vietnam, Vietnamese".
Viet Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Việt.
Vieu French
From a place called Vieu in Ain from Latin vicus "village". French cognitive of Vico.
Vigh Hungarian
Variant of Vig, a surname derived from Hungarian víg "happy, cheerful".
Vihm Estonian
Vihm is an Estonian surname meaning "rain".
Viht Estonian
Viht is an Estonian surname and word meaning "the branches used to beat oneself in sauna".
Viik Estonian
Viik is an Estonian surname meaning both "crease" and "tie/draw".
Viil Estonian
Viil is an Estonian surname meaning "gable".
Viin Estonian
Viin is an Estonian surname, derived from "viinapuu", meaning "grape".
Viir Estonian
Viir is an Estonian surname meaning "tern".
Viks Estonian
Viks is an Estonian surname meaning "jaunty".
Vila Celtic
It means village or small town. In the Gaelic languaje is pentref or bentref.
Vill Estonian
Vill is an Estonian surname meaning "wool".
Vilu Estonian
Vilu is an Estonian surname meaning "cool" and "chilly".
Vinh Vietnamese
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the Nguyen Dynasty.
Vint English, Scottish
Either an English habitational name from places so named, or a Scottish variant of Wint.
Vint Estonian
Vint is an Estonian surname meaning "finch".
Virk Filipino, Indian (Sikh), Muslim, Urdu, Sanskrit, Tagalog, Indonesian, Malaysian, Spanish (Philippines)
Villages in the Punjab region of Subcontinent had the surname of “Virk” . Mostly occupied by Muslims and Sikhs of the Jat Clan. The name means “Wolf” or “Gift of God”, it’s meaning is unclear... [more]
Viru Estonian
Viru is an Estonian surname derived from Virumaa, a former county in Estonian now comprised of Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru Counties.
Vise English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a boundary, Old French devise.
Vlad Romanian
Derived from the given name Vlad.
Vogl German (Austrian)
Southern German variant of Vogel.
Voit English
A famous bearer of This surname is Angelina Jolie 's father and actor John Voit.
Vokk Estonian
Vokk is an Estonian surname meaning "spinning reel/wheel".
Voky English
Variant of Vokey.
Vong Chinese (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Khuan or Van (based on the Cantonese romanization of the names).
Vong Hmong
Hmong form of Wong 1 or Wang 1.
Vong Khmer
Means "family, lineage" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit वंश (vansha).
Vong Khmer
Means "dear, beloved, darling" in Khmer.
Voog Estonian
Voog is an Estonian surname meaning "stream", "flow", "billow" and "flood".
Vool Estonian
Vool is an Estonian surname meaning "current", "flow" and "stream".
Voor Estonian
Voor is an Estonian surname meaning "drumlin".
Võrk Estonian
Võrk is an Estonian surname meaning "net" or "web".
Võru Estonian
Võru is an Estonian surname meaning "circle" and "ring". "Võru" is also the name a county in southeastern Estonia ("Võru maakond", or more traditionally, "Võrumaa") and the name of the capital town and municipality of Võru County.
Võsa Estonian
Võsa is an Estonian surname meaning "brush/thicket".
Võsu Estonian
Võsu is an Estonian surname meaning "sapling".
Võti Estonian
Võti is an Estonian surname meaning "key" and "cypher".
Vovk Ukrainian, Slovene
Derived from Ukrainian вовк (vovk) meaning "wolf", also used in Slovenia.
Vrba Czech
Derived from the word "willow".
Vyas Hindi
Brahmin name from Sanskrit व्यास (vyāsa) meaning 'compiler'. This was the name of the Sanskrit sage said to have compiled the Mahabharata.
Wael Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Wail.
Waga Japanese
Waga means "young".
Wahl German, Jewish
From Middle High German Walhe, Walch "foreigner from a Romance country", hence a nickname for someone from Italy or France, etc. This surname is also established in Sweden.
Wait English
Variant spelling of Waite.
Wake English, Scottish
From the Old Norse byname Vakr meaning "wakeful", "vigilant" (from vaka meaning "to remain awake"), or perhaps from a cognate Old English Waca (attested in place names such as Wakeford, Wakeham, and Wakeley).
Waki Japanese
Wa means "harmony" and ki means "tree, wood".
Wald German, English
Topographic name for someone who lived in or near a forest (Old High German wald, northern Middle English wald).
Wali Urdu, Pashto, Bengali, Arabic
Derived from Arabic وَلِيّ (waliyy) meaning "helper, friend, protector", used in Islam to describe a saint.
Wall Swedish
Derived from Swedish vall "pasture, field of grass". It may be either ornamental or habitational.
Wall Irish
Anglicized from of de Bhál, a Gaelicized form of de Valle (see Devall).
Wang Chinese
From Chinese 汪 (wāng) referring to the ancient state of Wang Mang (汪芒) or Wang Wang (汪罔) in present-day Zhejiang province.
Wang Korean
From Sino-Korean 王 (wang) meaning "king; monarch", referring to the royals of the former dynasty of Goryeo.
Wann Scottish
WANN. Surname or Family name. Origin Scottish and English: nickname from Middle English wann ‘wan’, ‘pale’ (the meaning of the word in Old English was, conversely, ‘dark’).
Waqa Fijian
The president of Nauru is called Baron Waqa.
Wara Finnish (Rare, Expatriate)
Variant of Vaara, mostly used outside of Finland.
Warg Swedish
Taken from Swedish varg "wolf", ultimately derived from Old Norse vargr.
Waud English
From Old English weald meaning "forest".
Weil German, Jewish
South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places so named in Baden, Bavaria, and Württemberg, from Latin villa ‘country house’, ‘estate’ (later used of a group of houses forming a settlement).
Wein German, Yiddish, Hungarian
Means "grape, vine, wine" in German and Yiddish (װײַנ). According to Nelly Weiss, Wein-style family names originated from signboards (house sign, house shield) in Jewish communities. Wein may also be related the German verb weinen meaning "to cry"... [more]
Weir Scottish, English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river.
Weir Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir "son of the steward or keeper".
Weir Irish
Anglicized form, based on an erroneous translation (as if from Gaelic cora "weir", "stepping stones"), of various Gaelic names such as Ó Corra (see Corr) and Ó Comhraidhe (see Curry).
Weis German
Variant of Weiss.
Weld English
Meant "one who lives in or near a forest (or in a deforested upland area)", from Middle English wold "forest" or "cleared upland". A famous bearer is American actress Tuesday Weld (1943-).
Welk German (East Prussian)
Nickname from Middle High German welc, meaning "soft and mild". The name was first recorded in South Holland, however many of the bearers of the name trace its roots back to East Germany. A famous bearer of this name was Lawrence Welk, an American musician and host of the Lawrence Welk Show.
Well English
Topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or stream, Middle English well(e) (Old English well(a)).
Wend German
Variant of Wendt.
Weng Chinese
From Chinese 翁 (wēng) meaning "elderly man".
Wenn English
Surname from Norfolk, England
Wenz German
Variant of Wentz
Werb German
Name for an artisan or craftsman, from Middle High German werc(h), meaning "work, craft".
Wero Spanish (Latin American), Maori
Maori: Means "to cast a spear"... [more]
Wick English, German
English: topographic name for someone who lived in an outlying settlement dependent on a larger village, Old English wic (Latin vicus), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Worcestershire... [more]
Wien German, Jewish
habitational name from the city of Vienna (German Wien Yiddish Vin)... [more]
Wiig Norwegian
Variant of Vik.
Wijk Swedish
Derived from Swedish vik "bay".
Wile Hungarian
no particular meaning. the word wile means to trick though.
Will Scottish, English, German
Scottish and northern English from the medieval personal name Will, a short form of William, or from some other medieval personal names with this first element, for example Wilbert or Willard... [more]
Wimp English
The surname has at least two origins. The first is occupational and describes a maker of 'wimplels', an Old English veil later much associated with nuns. Second, it may also be locational from the village of Whimple in Devonshire, or Wimpole in Cambridge.
Wind English, German, Danish
Nickname for a swift runner, from Middle English wind "wind", Middle High German wint "wind", also "greyhound".
Wind English
Topographic name for someone who lived near a pathway, alleyway, or road, Old English (ge)wind (from windan "to go").
Wind Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish vind "wind". It's either ornamental or a habitational name derived from a place named with this element.
Wind German
Variant of Wendt.
Wirz German
Variant of Wirtz.
Wise English
Nickname for a wise or learned person, or in some cases a nickname for someone suspected of being acquainted with the occult arts, from Middle English wise "wise" (Old English wis). This name has also absorbed Dutch Wijs, a nickname meaning "wise", and possibly cognates in other languages.
Wish English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow or marsh, Middle English wyshe (Old English wisc). Americanized spelling of Wisch.
Wisp English
The surname of the author of Quidditch Through The Ages in the Harry Potter Universe, Kennilworthy Whisp. Probably referring to the wind, or a family of people who usually were nearly bald.
Witt English
Variant of White.
Witt German
Either from the given name Wittigo or from Middle Low German witte "white", a nickname for a pale person or someone with white hair.
Witz German, Jewish
From the medieval personal name Witzo, a short form of any of several Germanic compound names beginning with wig ‘battle’... [more]
Wohl German, Yiddish
Meaning "pleasant" in both Middle German and Ashkenazic Yiddish
Wójt Medieval Polish
Occupational name and title from Medieval Polish meaning Lord Protector or Governor. Derived from Latin advocatus. German variant Vogt, Swedish variant Fogde... [more]
Wolk German, American
Surname derived from a northern German short form of the given name Walter.
Wong Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Wang.
Woon Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Wen.
Work Scottish
Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Work in the parish of St. Ola, Orkney.
Wren English
Nickname from the bird, Middle English wrenne, probably in reference to its small size.
Wurz German
Variant of Wurtz
Wynd Scottish, Irish
Scotland or Ireland not sure of original origin. There was a childe Wynd some type of royal who slayed a dragon type thing worm or something and a Henery Wynd who was a mercenary in a battle at north inch in Scotland
Wynn Welsh, English
The surname Wynn ,(also spelled Winn, and Gwynn), is derived from the Welsh element, Gwynn, which can loosely be translated as "white" or "fair". It features in the name of the North Welsh kingdom of Gwynedd, (meaning "white head" or "white land")... [more]
Wyss German (Swiss)
A nickname for someone denoting pale or white skin.
Wyss English
Nickname for someone with pale or white skin.
Xing Chinese
From the name of an area called Xing, which existed during in the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). Descendants of the ruling family of this area adopted Xing as their surname. Another account of the origin derives it from an area named Pingxing.
Yabe Japanese
From the Japanese 矢 (ya) "arrow" and 部 (be) "region," "division," "part."
Yada Japanese
From the Japanese 矢 (ya) "arrow" and 田 (da or ta) "rice paddy."
Yada Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 八田 or 八多 (see Hatta 3, Hatta 4, Hatta 5, Hatta 6, Hatta 7, or Hatta 8).
Yagi Japanese
This can be read as Yanagi meaning "willow".
Yagi Japanese
From Japanese 八 (ya) meaning "eight" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
Yama Japanese
Yama means "Mountain".
Yang Korean
Korean form of Liang, from Sino-Korean 梁 (yang).
Yano Japanese
From Japanese 矢 (ya) meaning "arrow" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Yapp English (British)
Derives from Old English ġēap meaning "crooked, bent" and could either refer to a cunning person or someone with crooked features (e.g. curved nose). Famous bearers of this name include English botanist Richard Henry Yapp and Sir Stanley Graham Yapp, Labour politician and first leader of West Midlands County Council.
Yari Japanese
From the kanji 槍, meaning spear. Other kanji combinations are also possible.
Yata Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 八田 (see Hatta 3, Hatta 4, Hatta 5, Hatta 6, Hatta 7, or Hatta 8).
Yaun Dutch (Americanized)
Americanized form of Jahn.
Yaya Western African
From the given name Yaya.
Yeap Chinese (Hakka), Chinese (Hokkien)
Hakka and Hokkien romanization of Ye.
Yeoh Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Yang.
Yeow Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Yao.
Yett English
Derived from the Old English word geat, meaning gate.
Yick Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Yi.
Yíng Chinese (Rare)
From the name of the royal house of the Qin Dynasty from the ancient Chinese state also known as Qin.
Ying Chinese
From Chinese 应 (yīng) referring to the ancient state of Ying, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Henan province.
Yohe Medieval English
The Yohe surname comes from the Old English word "ea," or "yo," in Somerset and Devon dialects, which meant "river" or "stream." It was likely originally a topographic name for someone who lived near a stream.
Yoho American (Anglicized)
American Anglicized spelling of Swiss surname 'Joho'
Yone Japanese
Yo (与) means together.... [more]
Yong Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Yang.
Yong Korean
Korean form of Long from Sino-Korean 龍 (yong).
Yook Korean
Variant transcription of Yuk.
Yore English (Rare)
Not available.
Yost American, Dutch, Afrikaans
Americanized spelling of Dutch surname Joost or German surname Jost
Yott French (Americanized)
Americanized form of French Huot (which is derived from a diminutive of the Old French personal name Hue).
Yott German (Americanized)
Americanized form of German Jott, a (now very rare) variant of Gott.
Youk Korean
Variant transcription of Yuk.
Yube Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 弓部 (see Yumbe).
Yüce Turkish
Means "exalted, lofty, noble" in Turkish.
Yueh Taiwanese
Alternate romanization of Yue chiefly used in Taiwan.
Yuge Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 結解 (see Kekke 1 or Kekke 2).
Yule Medieval English
Nickname for someone who was born on Christmas Day or had some other connection with this time of year, from Middle English yule ‘Christmastide’ (Old English geol, reinforced by the cognate Old Norse term jól).
Yumi Japanese
Yu means "cause, reason, logic" and mi means "beauty". ... [more]
Yung Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Rong or Weng.
Yung Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Rong.
Yusa Japanese
From Japanese 遊 (yu) meaning "play" and 佐 (sa) meaning "help, aid".
Žaba Belarusian
Belarusian Latin spelling of Zhaba.
Zach German
German and Czech from the personal name Zach a short form of Zacharias or in Czech Zachariáš... [more]
Zada Pashto
Derived from Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Zago Italian
Probably from Venetian zago "alter boy", or someone preparing to become a priest. Alternately, may derive from a toponym, such as Massanzago, Lorenzago, Cazzago, Vanzago, or Sozzago.
Zahi Arabic
From the given name Zahi.
Zahm Medieval German
Zahm is a nickname from Middle High German Zam meaning "tame".
Zahn German
Zahn was a nickname given to a person with a peculiar tooth or a strange or defective set of teeth. It comes from the Middle High German Zan(t), which means "tooth".
Zaib Urdu
From the given name Zaib.
Zaid Arabic
From the given name Zaid.
Žáik Slovak
Slovak form of Zak.
Zaim Turkish
Zaim may be a representation of the male Arabic given name Za'im / Zaeim (Arabic: ضعیم / زاعِم/ زاعيم‎), meaning leader, chief. Correspondingly al-Za'im (Arabic: الزعيم‎) means "the leader".
Zain Arabic
From the given name Zayn.
Zajc Slovene
From zajec, meaning "hare".
Zaki Arabic
From the given name Zaki.
Zaky Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Zaki chiefly used in Egypt.
Zale English, Polish (Anglicized)
Possibly from a Polish surname, the meaning of which is uncertain (it may have been a variant of the surname Zalas which originally indicated one who lived "on the other side of the wood", from za "beyond" and las "forest").
Zane English
Meaning unknown. It could be a Americanization of the German surname Zahn. Zane is also used as a given name.
Zani Italian
Comes from the personal name Z(u)an(n)i, a northeastern (Venetian) form of Gianni (from Giovanni, Italian equivalent of John). Zani or Zanni is a comic figure in the Commedia del’Arte, and the surname may be a nickname derived from this use, which is also the origin of the English word zany.
Zare Persian
Derived from Arabic زارع (zari') meaning "farmer".
Zarn Romansh
Derived from the given name Balthazar.
Zatz Jewish
Abbreviation of the Hebrew phrase Zera TSadikim "seed of the righteous", assumed in a spirit of pious respect for one’s ancestors.
Zaun German
From a topographical name from Middle High German zun "fence, hedge" the German cognitive to Anglo-Saxon tun.
Zdon Polish
Ze'ev Hebrew
Means "wolf" in Hebrew.