Submitted Surnames of Length 4

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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".
Burk English, Irish
Variant of Burke
Burl English
Old English occupational name originally meaning "cup bearer" or "butler" for one who dispensed wine and had charge of the cellar. Eventually the name came to mean the chief servant of a royal or noble household and was replaced by the French language inspired named 'Butler,' akin to the world "bottler".
Burt English
From the given name, which is a short form of Burton.
Butt Urdu, Kashmiri
Urdu and Kashmiri form of Bhatt.
Buys Afrikaans (Modern)
South Africa, Pretoria
Bwye Welsh (Rare)
many of this name moved from south wales to india to work for the east india company around 1900's then came back to wales.
Byam English
Probably means "person from Bytham", Lincolnshire ("homestead in a valley bottom"). Glen Byam Shaw (1904-1986) was a British theatre director.
Byre English
Probably derived from Old English bȳre "farm, barn".
Byun Korean
From Sino-Korean (Byun) meaning "Border".
Caba Spanish, Catalan
Variant of Cava.
Cain English
From the given name Cain
Cake English
From the Middle English cake denoting a flat loaf made from fine flour (Old Norse kaka), hence a metonymic occupational name for a baker who specialized in fancy breads. It was first attested as a surname in the 13th century (Norfolk, Northamptonshire).
Cale Welsh
Possibly derived from the River Cale. A famous barer of this name is Welsh musician John Cale (1942- ).
Camm English
English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Caen in Normandy, France.English: habitational name from Cam in Gloucestershire, named for the Cam river, a Celtic river name meaning ‘crooked’, ‘winding’.Scottish and Welsh: possibly a nickname from Gaelic and Welsh cam ‘bent’, ‘crooked’, ‘cross-eyed’.Americanized spelling of German Kamm.
Cano Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Cant English
Means "singer in a chantry chapel", or from a medieval nickname for someone who was continually singing (in either case from Old Northern French cant "song").
Card English
English: metonymic occupational name for someone who carded wool (i.e. disentangled it), preparatory to spinning, from Middle English, Old French card(e) ‘carder’, an implement used for this purpose... [more]
Care English
Occupational name for a locksmith, Middle English keyere, kayer, an agent derivative of keye.
Casa Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Means "house" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.
Case French
Case. A hut, a hovel.
Case English
From Anglo-Norman French cas(s)e "case, container" (from Latin capsa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of boxes or chests.
Cash English
Variant of Case.
Catt English
Variant of Cat.
Catt English
Nickname from the animal, Middle English catte "cat". The word is found in similar forms in most European languages from very early times (e.g. Gaelic cath, Slavic kotu). Domestic cats were unknown in Europe in classical times, when weasels fulfilled many of their functions, for example in hunting rodents... [more]
Cava Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
From cava ‘cave’, ‘cellar’ (from Latin cavea), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in the wine cellars of a great house, a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a cave, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.
Cave Norman, French, English
A name of various possible origins. As a Norman French name Cave can mean "bald" from cauf or it can mean "worker in a wine cellar" or "one who dwelt in or near a cave". As an English name Cave refers to a Yorkshire river whose fast current inspired the name meaning "swift".
Ceja Spanish
From a common field name or a habitational name from any of various minor places called Ceja Yecla in Aragon.
Çela Albanian
Meaning Unknown.
Cena English (American), English
Cena is a prominently used English name. It is derived from the word "see", however it rather than referring to the ability to see it, what it actually refers to is the inability to see as the other half of the name ("-na") means "naw" a synonym for "no"... [more]
Cera Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Sicilian
Metonymic occupational name for a wax seller, derived from Latin cera meaning "wax".
Chad Indian
Hindu (Bhatia) name of unknown meaning.
Chae Korean
Korean for Cai.
Chan Khmer
Means "moon" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra).
Châu Vietnamese
Meaning "pearl, gem"
Chen Thai
Possibly a Name that Thai People with Chinese Descendants have. It has a Meaning of "Deserve".
Chew English
Habitational name from a place in Somerset named Chew Magna, which is named for the river on which it stands, a Celtic name, perhaps cognate with Welsh cyw ‘young animal or bird’, ‘chicken’.
Chew Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zhou.
Chin Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Chen.
Chiu Chinese
Alternate transcription of Qiu chiefly used in Taiwan.
Chiu Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Zhao.
Choi Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Cai.
Choo Korean
Variant romanization of Chu.
Choo Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zhu.
Chow Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Zhou.
Choy Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Cai.
Chua Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Cai.
Chui Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Xu 1.
Chuo Thai
Thai for Cai.
Claw English
The surname Claw is a very rare English surname.
Clem English, Dutch
From the given name Clem.
Coit Medieval Welsh, French, English
The surname Coit was first found in Carnarvonshire, a former country in Northwest Wales, anciently part of the Kingdom of Gwynedd, and currently is divided between the unitary authorities of Gwynedd and Conwy, where they held a family seat... [more]
Colo Italian
From the personal name Colo, a short form of Nicolo (see Nicholas). (Colò) nickname from medieval Greek kolos ‘lame’, classical Greek kylos.
Cone Irish
Reduced form of McCone. Americanized spelling of North German Kohn or Köhn, or Kuhn.
Cope Anglo-Saxon
Earliest origins of the Cope surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain, for a person who habitually wore a long cloak or cape. The surname Cope is derived from the Old English word cope, which emerged about 1225 and comes from the Old English word cape, which refers to a cloak or cape.
Cord Northern Irish
Reduced form of Mccord.
Core English (American), German (Anglicized)
Core is the anglicized form of the German surname Kohr, also spelled Kürr. Alternately, it is an English name of Flemish origin.
Cork English
Metonymic occupational name for a supplier of red or purple dye or for a dyer of cloth, Middle English cork (of Celtic origin; compare Corkery).
Corr Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Corra "descendant of CORRA".
Cort Polish, Russian, Jewish
Derived from the surname "Kutalczuk", "Kotelchik", "Cuttlechuck", or "Kuttlechuck"
Coss English
English short form of Cossio.
Cova Catalan, Galician
Topographic name from Catalan and Galician cova ‘cave’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, in the provinces of Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra, Catalonia and Valencia.
Cram English
From the the Scottish place name Crambeth (now Crombie), a village and ancient parish in Torryburn, Fife.
Cran Anglo-Saxon
This picturesque name is of Anglo Saxon origin and is a nickname surname given to a tall thin man, or someone with long legs, or some other fancied resemblance to the bird. The derivation is from the old English "cran(uc)", "cron(uc)", "cren(uc)", which means a crane and until the introduction of a separate word in the 14th Century also a heron... [more]
Craw English, Scottish, Northern Irish
One who had characteristics of a crow; sometimes used as an element of a place name e.g. Crawford, and Crawfordjohn in Lanarkshire, Crawshawbooth in Lancashire, and Crawley in Sussex
Crow English
From Middle English crow, Old English crawa, applied as a nickname for someone with dark hair or a dark complexion or for someone thought to resemble the bird in some other way.
Croy Irish (Anglicized)
A shortened form of the surname McRoy, from Irish Gaelic Mac Rúaidh "son of Rúadh", literally "the red one".
Croy Scottish
Means "person from Croy", the name of various places in Scotland.
Cuba Portuguese, Asturian-Leonese, Galician, Spanish
habitational name from any of the places in Portugal (in the provinces of Alentejo and Beira Baixa) or Spain (in Aragon, Asturies, and Galicia) named Cuba, from cuba ‘barrel’ (from Latin cupa)... [more]
Cuda Slovak
Derives from the word name derives from cuda meaning "miracle".
Cuff English
From the english word "cuff"
Cung Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (Gōng) meaning "General", "Total".
Cyle English
Variant of Kille.
Czar Russian
Czar is Russian for Caesar. Czar was the title given to the emperor’s of Russia.
Daae Literature, Norwegian, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Norwegian surname, originating in Trondheim in the 17th century. Also a variant of Daa, the name of a Danish noble family which originated in Southern Jutland in the 14th century... [more]
Dabb English
Variant of Dobb, a pet form of Robert.
Dacy English
Variant of Dacey.
Dade Irish
Anglicized form of MacDaibheid, meaning "son of David".
Dady Irish
Variant of Deady.
Dady Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from a place called Dad, in Fejér and Komárom counties, or Dada, in Somogy and Szabolcs counties.
Daft English
This is an English surname which was especially associated with the Midland counties of the country. It derived from the Old English word of the pre-7th century "gedaeft" meaning "meek" or "mild", and as such it was a pre-Medieval personal name of some kind of popularity.
Dake English
The origins of the name Dake are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the personal name David. Daw was a common diminutive of David in the Middle Ages. The surname is a compound of daw and kin, and literally means "the kin of David."
Dale Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Dall.
Dale Norwegian, Danish
Habitational name from any of the various farmsteads called Dale in Norway. Derived from Old Norse dalr "valley".
Dall Irish
Derived from Old Irish dall, a byname meaning "blind".
Dame French, English
From the old French dame, "lady" ultimately from Latin domina, "mistress".
Damm German
From a short form of a personal name containing the Old High German element thank "thanks", "reward".
Damm German, Danish
Topographic name from Middle High German damm "dike".
Dang Vietnamese, Khmer
Meaning Unknown. The Vietnamese Hán Nôm Character is "党" meaning "Party" or "Society".
Dani Gujarati, Sanskrit
Indian (Gujarat): Hindu Vania name, from the Sanskrit epithet dani ‘liberal in giving’.
Dano French
Perhaps an altered spelling of French Danot or Danon, from pet forms of Jourdain or Daniel.
Dano Slovak, Bulgarian
Derived from the given names Daniel, Jordan or Danail.
Danó Hungarian
From a pet form of the given name Dániel.
Danz German
Derived from a given name, a short form of the name Tandulf, the origins of which are uncertain. (In some cases, however, this surname may have originated as a nickname denoting a person who liked to dance, from the Middle High German word tanz, danz "dance".)
Daou Arabic
Light.
Dara Khmer
It means star.
Dare English
This interesting surname has two possible derivations. Firstly, it may derive from the Olde English pre-7th Century personal name "Deora", Middle English "Dere", which is in part a short form of various compound names with the first element "deor", dear, and in part a byname meaning "Beloved"... [more]
Dark English
Nickname for someone with dark hair or a dark complexion, from Middle English darke, Old English deorc "dark". In England, the surname is most frequent in the West Country.
Dass Indian, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Das.
Data Polish
Derived from German dato "date" or "day".
Date Japanese
From Japanese 伊 (da) meaning "this" and 達 (te) meaning "achieve, arrive at, intelligent".
Datu Filipino, Tagalog
Means "chief" in Tagalog.
Daum German, Jewish
Nickname for a short person, from Middle High German doum "tap", "plug", or dume, German Daumen "thumb".
Dave Indian, Gujarati
Gujarati form of Dwivedi.
Daws English
"Son of David"
Daye Irish, Scottish
Comes from Irish Ó Déa (m) or Ní Dhéa (f) ... [more]
Days Welsh
Patronymic from the personal name Dai, a pet form of Dafydd, with the redundant addition of the English patronymic suffix -s.
Dear English (Anglicized, Rare)
Possibly from a nickname meaning "dear".
Debs French
From the given name Debus, a variant of Thebs or Thebus, which was an altered short form of Mattheus. This was borne by American union leader Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926).
Deel Low German
Variant of Diehl.
Deen English (American)
The History of the Name Deen Derives from England, over time spelling variations have existed. The name Deen is used by mostly American English people.
Dees Irish
The surname Dees refers to the grandson of Deaghadh (good luck); dweller near the Dee River; one with a dark or swarthy complexion. Also considered of Welsh origin.
Dehn German
the Germanic ethnic name for someone from Denmark
Dema Spanish
1 Spanish: unexplained; it is associated with Uesca province, in Aragon.... [more]
Deng Chinese
From Chinese 邓 (dèng) referring to the ancient state of Deng, which existed during the Shang and Zhou dynasties in what is now either Henan or Hubei province.
Depp German
Derived from Germanic depp which is a nickname for a joker (person who plays jokes on others). A notable bearer is Johnny Depp, an American actor.
De Sá Portuguese
Variant of .
Deva Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देव (devá) meaning "heavenly, divine" or "deity, god".
Devi Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Odia
From Sanskrit देवी (devī́) meaning "goddess, female deity" (see the given name Devi). It is used as a surname by women who did not originally have a family name... [more]
Dhar Indian, Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit उद्धार (uddhara) meaning "credit, deliverance, redemption".
Dhar Indian, Kashmiri
Meaning uncertain, possibly from an honourific title given to a village head, a strongman or a warlord.
Diab Arabic
Derived from Arabic ذِئْب (ḏiʾb) meaning "wolf".
Diem German
German: from a reduced form of the personal name Dietmar ( see Dittmar ).
Diệp Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Ye from Sino-Vietnamese 葉 (diệp).
Dies Roman Mythology
From the given name: Dies. ... [more]
Dill English
Nickname from Middle English dell, dill, dull "dull, foolish".
Đinh Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Ding, from Sino-Vietnamese 丁 (đinh).
Dinn English
From a short form of the personal name Dinis, a variant of Dennis.
Dinu Romanian
Derived from the nickname Dinu.
Dion French
Meaning uncertain. It may be a habitational name from any of various locations called Dion or Dionne, derived from the Gaulish element divon- meaning "(sacred) spring" or Celtic dēwos meaning "god, deity"... [more]
Diop Western African, Wolof
From Joob, the name of a Wolof clan, derived from a totemic word meaning "black craned swan" or "peacock".
Dios Spanish (European)
Means "God" in Spanish.
Dith Khmer
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "scholar, teacher, learned man". It can also be considered a form of the Chinese surname Di.
Doak Scots
A Scots Gaelic name said to be either an Anglicized version of Dabhóc that is a pet form of the given name David or a pet form of the given name Caradoc.
Đoàn Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Duan from Sino-Vietnamese 段 (đoàn).
Dobb English
From a nickname of Robert, a variant is Dobbs.
Doby English
From a diminutive of the given name Dob or Dobbe, itself a medieval diminutive of Robert (one of several rhyming nicknames of Robert in which the initial letter was altered; compare Hobbs).
Dogg English
From the word dog this is the stage surname of American rapper Snoop Dogg born Calvin Broadus Jr. (b. 1971)
Dole English, Irish (Anglicized)
English: from Middle English dole ‘portion of land’ (Old English dal ‘share’, ‘portion’). The term could denote land within the common field, a boundary mark, or a unit of area; so the name may be of topographic origin or a status name... [more]
Dolf African
DOLF FAMILY OF CAPE TOWN
Doll Upper German, German, English
South German: nickname from Middle High German tol, dol ‘foolish’, ‘mad’; also ‘strong’, ‘handsome’.... [more]
Dome English
Occupational name from the Old English root doma, dema ‘judge’, ‘arbiter’. Compare Dempster.
Dong Chinese
In Chinese, it means "east". An origin of Dong is the simplification of the surname Dongfang, which originates from Fu Xi.
Donn Scottish, Irish
Variant of Donne.
Dorn German, German (Austrian), Dutch, Flemish, English
Means "thorn" in German.
Dörr German
Variant of Dürr.
Doss German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
German: Habitational name for someone from Dosse in Altmark. Variant of Dose ... [more]
Doug Canadian
In English Baby Names the meaning of the name Doug is: Dark water. In the seventeenth century, this name was as popular for girls as for boys.
Doux French
From French meaning "sweet". Probably a nickname for someone who's gentle and kind-hearted.
Drag Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several farms named Drag. The place name is related to Old Norse draga "to pull" (compare modern Norwegian dra with the same meaning) and originally denoted a place where boats were pulled along a river or across an isthmus.
Drag Polish
Nickname for a tall, thin person.
Dray English
From Middle English dregh, probably as a nickname from any of its several senses: "lasting", "patient", "slow", "tedious", "doughty". Alternatively, in some cases, the name may derive from Old English drýge "dry, withered", also applied as a nickname.
Drum Scottish
Habitational name from a place and castle in Aberdeenshire named from Gaelic druim "ridge".
Drux German
Variant of Trux, which itself is a contracted form of Truxes and derived from the German word Truchsess, ultimately from Middle High German truhsaeze and Old High German truhtsazzo (from truht "band; cohort; regiment" and saza "seat; chair").... [more]
Drye English
Variant of Dryer.
Duan Chinese
From Chinese 段 (duàn) meaning "section, piece, division". According to legend, the name was adopted by the descendants of Shu Duan, a son of a Zheng duke who unsuccessfully tried to overthrow his elder brother.
Dube Ndebele, Zulu
It means Zebra. It is usually a surname instead of a person's name used by Zimbabwean Ndebele people and South African Zulu people.... [more]
Duch Slovak, Czech
Means "ghost" in Slovak.
Dück Low German, German
North German nickname for a coward, from Low German duken ‘to duck or dive’. ... [more]
Duck English, Irish
English from Middle English doke, hence a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a duck or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept ducks or for a wild fowler. ... [more]
Duck Dutch
Dutch variant of Duyck. In a German-speaking environment, this is also a variant of van Dyck and Dyck.
Dude English
Derived from Old English word doughty which meant "manly".
Duru Turkish
Duru means 'clean, limpid' in Turkish.
Dvir Hebrew
Surname that also used as a first name, probably means "inner room" and related to The Holy of Holies. It is a term in the Hebrew Bible which refers to the inner sanctuary of the Tabernacle where God dwelt and later the Temple in Jerusalem where the Ark of the Covenant was kept during the First Temple, which could be entered only by the High Priest on Yom Kippur after sanctifying himself.
Dyck Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a dike, Dutch dijk. Compare Dyke.
Dyke ?
Topographic name for someone who lived by a dike
Dyne English
Derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century "dence", the Middle English "dene", meaning a valley.
Eade English (British, ?)
Originally derived from the Old English Eadwig, which meant "prosperity / fortune in war." Surname found mainly in Scotland and northern England... [more]