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.
East English
From the English vocabulary word, ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *austrą "east". It originally denoted someone who lived to the east of something, or someone who came from the east.
Eben English
Meaning unknown. It could be from the given name Eden, from the place name Eden, meaning "Place Of Pleasure".
Eddy American
A common surname used among people whose ancestry originates from the United Kingdom (England, Ireland and Scottland etc.) Shelia Eddy is an American who was convicted in 2014 for the murder of Skylar Neese in the state of West Virginia.
Edén Swedish
Possibly a habitational name from a place named with the element ed "isthmus". In some cases it could also be a shortened form of EDENIUS (a combination of Swedish ed "isthmus" and the Latin suffix -enius "descendant of").
Edge English
Topographic name, especially in Lancashire and the West Midlands, for someone who lived on or by a hillside or ridge, from Old English ecg "edge".
Edin Swedish
Variant of Edén.
Eero Estonian
Eero is both an Estonian surname and masculine given name.
Egan Irish
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodhagáin (see Hagan).
Eich German
German from Middle High German eich(e) ‘oak’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near an oak tree. In some cases, it may be a habitational name for someone from any of several places named with this word, for example Eiche or Eichen, or for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of an oak.
Eira Sami
Derived form the given name Erik.
Eisa Arabic
From the given name Isa 1.
Eist Estonian
Eist is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the Germanic "eist"; ultimately from Latin "Aesti". The modern endonym for "Estonia" in the Estonian language is "Eesti".
Eksi Turkish
Ekºi means "sour" in Turkish.
Elam English
English habitational name for someone from a place called Elham, in Kent, or a lost place of this name in Crayford, Kent. The first is derived from Old English el ‘eel’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’... [more]
Elek Hungarian
From the given name Elek.
Elie American
From Rembrandt and Giacomo Elie, professional footballers for Genoa FC and Juventus FC.
Elio Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese locality.
Elis Medieval English
A transition of the given name
Elmi Estonian
Elmi is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "helmikas" meaning "melick" (perennial grasses of the genus Melica, related to fescue).
Eloy Spanish
From the given name Eloy
Elwy Welsh
From the river Elwy in Wales, whose name likely derives from the Welsh elw "gain", "profit". Also sometimes used as a male first name in Wales.
Emel German
From a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with the element amal, which means ‘strength’ or ‘vigor’.
Emer Jewish, Anglo-Saxon
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish emer ‘pail’, ‘bucket’. ... [more]
Emir Turkish
From the given name Emir.
Emor Anglo-Saxon, Medieval English
This unusual surname has two origins. ... [more]
Emre Turkish
Derived from the given name Emre.
Enad Visayan
Possibly from Spanish "henar" meaning "meadowland" or "hayfield"
Ende Estonian
Ende is an Estonian surname derived from "enda" meaning "own" and self".
Endo Japanese
From the Japanese 遠 (en) "distant" and 藤 (to, do or fuji) "wisteria." The second character may indicate historical or familial links to the formerly powerful Fujiwara (藤原) clan.
Enis Irish
Variant of Ennis
Erez Hebrew (Modern)
Means "cedar" in Hebrew.... [more]
Erin Russian
Means "son of Era".
Erol Turkish
From the given name Erol.
Esau Welsh, German
From the Biblical personal name Esau, meaning ‘hairy’ in Hebrew (Genesis 25:25).
Esko Estonian
Esko is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name). The surname is derived from "Esko", the masculine given name.
Ethe Greek
"plural form of ethos"... [more]
Etou Japanese
The same as Eto.
Even Hebrew
Means "stone" in Hebrew.
Eyre English
Derived from Middle English eyer, eir "heir", originally denoting a man who was designated to inherit or had already inherited the main property in a particular locality. The surname was borne by the heroine of Charlotte Brontë's 'Jane Eyre' (1847).
Eyüp Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name Eyüp.
Ezer Hebrew
Means "helping" or "to help" in Hebrew.
Ezzo Medieval Italian
EZZO: " Derived from a Germanic name Azzo, based on the element z , which originates debated; between the various hypotheses are: ... [more]
Faaj Hmong
Hmong clan surname, also commonly anglicized as Fang. It may be a form or cognate of the Chinese surname Fang.
Fahn Low German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a bog, from a Westphalian field name van "marsh", or a habitational name from a place named with this word.
Fahn German
A short form of the personal name Stephan (see also Steven).
Fahr German, German (Swiss)
A topographic name for someone who lived near a crossing point on a river, from Middle High German vare, meaning ferry.
Fahy Irish
Variant of Fahey.
Fair English, Irish
English: nickname meaning ‘handsome’, ‘beautiful’, ‘fair’, from Middle English fair, fayr, Old English fæger. The word was also occasionally used as a personal name in Middle English, applied to both men and women.... [more]
Faïs Medieval Occitan, Occitan (Rare)
Derived from Old French and Occitan fagot, meaning "bundle" (of sticks/twigs), denoting someone who collects bundles.
Faiz Arabic
From the given name Faiz.
Fält Swedish
Means "field" in Swedish.
Fane English
From a medieval nickname for a well-disposed person (from Old English fægen "glad, willing"), or from a medieval Welsh nickname for a slim person (Welsh fain). This is the family name of the earls of Westmorland.
Fang Chinese
From Chinese 方 (fāng) referring to Fang Shu, a minister and adviser to King Xuan of the Western Zhou dynasty.
Fang Chinese
From Chinese 房 (fáng) referring to the ancient state of Fang, which existed in what is now Henan province.
Fass German
From Middle High German faz, German Fass 'cask', 'keg', hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of casks and kegs, or a nickname for someone as rotund as a barrel. German: variant of Fasse, Faas.
Fast German, Swedish
Either a short form of a name starting with the element fast meaning "steadfast, firm", or a nickname for a reliable steadfast person.
Fáta Hungarian
From the old pagan name Fáta.
Fata Italian
Derived from fata "fairy" or a variant of FATO.
Faye French, English
Refers to one who came from Fay or Faye (meaning "beech tree") in France.
Feck German, Frisian
From a short form of the Frisian personal name Feddeke, a pet form of Fre(de)rik (see Friederich).
Feit German, Jewish
Variant of Veit. Also, nickname from Middle High German feit ‘adorned’, ‘pretty’ (the same word as French fait, Latin factus).
Fell English
From Middle English fell ”high ground”, ultimately derived from Old Norse fjall, describing one who lived on a mountain.
Fell English, German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a furrier, from Middle English fell, Middle High German vel, or German Fell or Yiddish fel, all of which mean "skin, hide, pelt". Yiddish fel refers to untanned hide, in contrast to pelts "tanned hide" (see Pilcher).
Feng Chinese
From Chinese 凤 (fèng) meaning "fenghuang", referring to a phoenix-like mythical bird in Chinese legend.
Feng Chinese
Derived from Chinese 风 (fēng) meaning "wind".
Ferm Swedish
Derived from Swedish färm "quick, prompt".
Fett German
Nickname for a fat man, from Middle Low German vett meaning "fat".
Fett English
Nickname from Old French fait, Middle English fet meaning "suitable", "comely".
Fett Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from Old Norse fit "land, shore". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway.
Fett Popular Culture
Last Name of Bounty hunters Jango and Boba Fett from STAR WARS.
Fija Ryūkyū
This Ryūkyū Name has a Combination of Kanji Characters "比" meaning "Ratio", and "嘉".
Filo Slovak, Greek
Filo is a Slovak pet form of the personal name FILIP.... [more]
Fils French
From fils "son", used to identify the younger of two bearers of the same personal name in a family.
Fine English (?)
English nickname for a clever or elegant man, from Old French fin ‘fine’, ‘delicate’, ‘skilled’, ‘cunning’ (originally a noun from Latin finis ‘end’, ‘extremity’, ‘boundary’, later used also as an adjective in the sense ‘ultimate’, ‘excellent’).
Fine Jewish (Anglicized)
Jewish Americanized spelling of Fein.
Fink German, Slovene, English, Jewish
Nickname for a lively or cheerful person, Jewish ornamental name derived from the Germanic word for "finch", and German translation of Slovene Šinkovec which is from šcinkovec or šcinkavec meaning "finch".
Fish Medieval English, Jewish
From Middle English fische, fish ‘fish’, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish.... [more]
Fisk English (British)
English (East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a fish in some way, from Old Norse fiskr ‘fish’ (cognate with Old English fisc).
Flam Jewish
Ornamental name from Yiddish flam "flame".
Flax English
Metonymic occupational name for someone who grew, sold, or treated flax for weaving into linen cloth,
Fogg Ancient Germanic
This surname appeared in Denmark during the time of the Vikings. It is believed to have Jute origin. It spread to Italy during the Roman Empire and to England as early as the 1080s, being listed in the Doomsday Book compiled by William the Conqueror... [more]
Fong Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Fang.
Fong Chinese
Taishanese version of Kuang
Fong Malaysian
Malaysian version of Feng, which originates from the southeast of Chang'an in Shaanxi Province.
Fong Taiwanese
Taiwanese form of Feng
Foot English
Variant of Foote.
Fore English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Fahr.
Fors Swedish
Means "rapid, small waterfall" in Swedish.
Fout German
[Foust} maybe german. The Fout name can be traced back to Denmark.
Fowl English, Popular Culture
This name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and derives from the Old English pre 7th Century word fugol, "fowl", "bird", which was used as a byname and as a personal name. The medieval form of the word was the Middle English development foul, fowl(e), used as a continuation of the Old English personal name and also as a nickname for someone who in some way resembled a bird.
Foxe English
Variant of Fox
Foxx English
Variant of Fox.
Fray French, English
From the German surname Frey or the Old French given name FRAY.
Free English
Nickname or status name from Old English frēo "free(-born)", i.e. not a serf.
Frey German
Status name for a free man, as opposed to a bondsman or serf, in the feudal system, from Middle High German vri "free", "independent".
Frog English
From the English word frog which is a type of amphibian.
From Jewish
Variant of Fromm.
From Swedish
From Swedish from "pious, devout, religious, holy".
Fuji Japanese
This is a common surname, but is even more commonly attached to other to other name elements, like Fujimoto, Fujiyama, etc... [more]
Fuks Yiddish
It literally means "fox".
Fung Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Feng.
Funk German
Derived from Middle High German vunke "spark". ... [more]
Fusi Italian
Italian: of uncertain origin; it could be Greek, compare modern Greek Soyses, or alternatively, Caracausi suggests, of Arabic or Hebrew origin.
Fuss Medieval Low German
German from Middle High German fus ‘foot’, hence most probably a nickname for someone with some peculiarity or deformity of the foot, but perhaps also a topographic name for someone who lived at the foot of a hill.
Fust old german
Fust is a name for a person who was strong and pugnacious and was derived from the Old German word "fust," which meant "fist."
Fyfe English
From the place 'Fyfe'
Gabe Biblical Hebrew
From the name Gabriel
Gabr Arabic
From the given name Jabr.
Gadd Welsh
Means "battlefield" in Welsh. Comes from the Welsh word gad which means battlefield.
Gade Danish
Means "street" in Danish.
Gall Spanish
In fact it is Catalan. See italian Gall... [more]
Gall Scottish, Irish, English
Nickname, of Celtic origin, meaning "foreigner" or "stranger". In the Scottish Highlands the Gaelic term gall was applied to people from the English-speaking lowlands and to Scandinavians; in Ireland the same term was applied to settlers who arrived from Wales and England in the wake of the Anglo-Norman invasion of the 12th century... [more]
Galt English
An early member was a person with a fancied resemblance to the wild boar.
Gama Portuguese
Probably from gama ‘fallow deer doe’, feminine form of gamo, possibly as a topographic or habitational name.
Gamp English (British)
This surname is thought to originate from Sarah or Sairey Gamp, Mrs. Gamp as she is more commonly known, in the novel Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens.... [more]
Gann German
Topographic name for someone who lived near an expanse of scree, Middle High German gant.
Gans German, Dutch
Meaning "goose", perhaps referring to someone who worked with geese, related to Ganser.
Ganz German, German (Swiss)
Variant of Gans 'goose'. German: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Ganso, a cognate of modern German ganz 'whole', 'all'.
Gara Hungarian
Variant of Garay.
Garg Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From Garga, the name of an ancient Hindu sage.
Gast German, Ancient Germanic
From the Ancient Germanic name element Gast.
Gato Spanish
Gato is a Spanish, Portuguese and Galician word for cat.
Gatz German
Habitational name from a place so named in Pomerania.
Gaul Scottish (Latinized, Rare), Irish, German
Scottish and Irish: variant of Gall ... [more]
Gaya African
African spelling, surname form, and variant spelling of Gaia. It is the 18,784th most frequently used surname in the world. It is borne by approximately 1 in 246,879 people... [more]
Gaye English
Possibly a nickname for a cheerful person, derived from the archaic word "gay" meaning "happy". A famous bearer was the American singer Marvin Gaye (1939-1984).
Gear English
Derived from the Germanic name element ger, meaning "spear".
Gere English
Variant of Geer, Gehr or Geary, all related to the Old High German element gēr (Old English gār, Old Norse geirr) meaning "spear, arrow". A famous bearer is American actor Richard Gere (b... [more]
Ghio Italian
From the given name Guido
Gibs English
Variant of Gibbs
Giel Medieval English
From a medieval personal name of which the original form was Latin Aegidius, from Greek aigidion ‘kid’, ‘young goat’. Compare English Giles.... [more]
Gill Indian, Punjabi
Derived from Punjabi ਗਿੱਲਾ (gila) meaning "wet, damp, moist".
Gioè Italian
This is a short form of given name Gioele used as surname.
Gish German
From a shortened form of the Germanic personal name Gisulf, literally "hostage wolf". It was borne by American actress Lillian Gish (?1893-1993), original name Lillian de Guiche.
Glad Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "happy". ... [more]
Glad English
From a short form of the various Old English personal names with a first element glæd "shining, joyful". Compare Gladwin.
Glad English, Scandinavian
Nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English, Scandinavian glad "merry, jolly".
Glas Welsh
Nickname meaning "gray, green, silver-haired".
Goan Northern Irish
Northern Irish form of Gowan.
Goda Hungarian
From the old Hungarian secular personal name Goda, probably from a short form of Godimir, Godislav, or some other Slavic name.
Goda Japanese (Rare)
Go ("Connected to") + Da ("Rice Paddy"). This is mostly on Shikoku Island.
Goff Welsh
A variant of Gough.
Gola Italian
Topographic name from gola "mountain hollow, cavity".
Gong Chinese
Gong means palace.... [more]
Goñi Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
Goos German
See: [more]
Goot English
Variant of Good.
Góra Polish
A Polish and Jewish name that means; ‘mountain’, ‘hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hillside or in a mountainous district, or perhaps a nickname for a large person
Goto Japanese
Alternate transcription of Gotō.
Gotō Japanese
From Japanese 後 (go) meaning "behind, back" and 藤 () meaning "wisteria".
Götz German
Originally a hypocorism of Gottfried, which is derived from an Old High German given name. Variants include the surnames Getz and Goetz, as well as the given name Götz.
Goya Japanese (Rare)
This may be wrong---- This is variously written. It is usually written with characters meaning "Barbarian Room" or "Give Room". This is mostly in the Ryukyu Islands. ... [more]
Graf Jewish, Yiddish
Ornamental name selected, like Herzog and other words denoting titles, because of their aristocratic connotations.
Gran Swedish
Variant of Grahn.
Grap Low German
Variant of Grape.
Gras French
Means "fat" in french.
Grau German, Jewish
Nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from German grau "gray".
Gren Swedish
Means "branch" in Swedish.
Grob Jewish, Yiddish
From Yiddish grob. May also mean "fat".
Grob German
A nickname for a strong, heavy man, or for a lout, from Middle High German g(e)rop "coarse".
Grow English
Likely from the English word "grow".
Guja German (East Prussian)
From the town Groß Guja
Guli Uzbek, Kurdish, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Albanian, Bosnian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose". It is sometimes borne by Georgians and Armenians of Persian descent.
Gumm English
From a nickname or byname from Middle English gome, Old English guma "man".
Gunn Scottish
This ancient Scottish surname is of Norweigan origin derived from the Old Norse personal name Gunnr. This surname, in most cases originated in Caithness, Scotland's most northerly county.
Gust German
German: from a short form of the personal name Jodocus, which is either a Latinized form of a Breton name, Iodoc, borne by a 7th-century Breton saint (compare Jost and Joyce) or from a reduced form of the personal name Augustus.... [more]
Guta Bosnian
Possibly a mispronunciation of the Bosnian word for the verb "gutati" (to swallow) or "guta" (swallowing).
Guzi Hungarian
As far as known, Guzi means 'friend' but as far as other meanings go, it is unknown. Due to its origin, the last name has two factions of distant family that pronounce it differently- One as "Guh-Zee" as the more uncommon pronunciation that actually follows the origin, and "Goo-Zee" as it is commonly pronounced in English.
Gwan Korean
From Sino-Korean (Gwan) meaning "Tube".
Gwin Welsh
Derived from the forename Gwyn.
Haab Estonian
Haab is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen".
Haag Ancient Germanic (Archaic)
’’The German surname Haag, like many surnames, was taken from some geographical feature near the dwelling place of its first bearer. Coming from the Old Norse "haga," or some local variation of the word, the name means "one who lives near a hedged or fenced enclosure."... [more]
Haak Estonian
Haak is an Estonian surname meaning "hook" and "fastener".
Hääl Estonian
Hääl is an Estonian surname meaning "voice".
Haam Hmong
A Hmong clan surname, which is sometimes anglicized as Ham or Hang. It may be a variant form of the Chinese surname Hang.
Haan Dutch
It means "rooster" in Dutch
Hack German
Variant of Haack.
Hada Japanese
This is another reading of Haneda/Hata. Ha means "Plume, Feather, Wing" and Da means "Rice Paddy/Patty".
Hadj Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic حاج (ḥājj) meaning "pilgrim", referring to the Islamic hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia (chiefly Maghrebi).
Hado Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 波 (ha) meaning "wavelength" and 動 (do, dou, dō) meaning "motion, change, confusion"
Haga Japanese
Ha means "Fragrance,Aroma" and Ga means "Congratulations". It's mostly in the northeastern Japan, and most likely comes from the place name in Tochigi Prefecture.
Hägg Swedish
From Swedish hägg meaning "prunus padus", but also known as "hackberry, bird cherry". It is a type of small tree native to northern Asia and Europe.
Hagu Estonian
Hagu is an Estonian surname meaning "brush".
Hahm German
Metonymic occupational name for a sealer of weights and measures, from Middle High German hāme ‘(standard) measure’.
Haim Jewish
From the given name Haim.
Hakk Estonian
Hakk is an Estonian surname meaning "stack".
Häll Estonian
Häll is an Estonian surname meaning "cradle" and "birthplace".
Hall Estonian
Hall is an Estonian surname meaning both "grey" and "frost".
Hama Japanese
Hama means "Beach, Seashore".
Hamp English, German
English: unexplained; compare Hemp.... [more]
Hang German (Swiss)
From the given name Hank
Hani Estonian
Hani is an Estonian surname meaning "goose".
Hara Japanese
From Japanese 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Harb Arabic
Means "war" in Arabic.
Hård Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "hard".
Hare Irish (Anglicized)
Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÍr, meaning ‘long-lasting’. In Ireland this name is found in County Armagh; it has also long been established in Scotland.... [more]
Haro Spanish (Mexican)
Perhaps a shortened version of the name "de Haro"
Harr English
Short form of Harris
Haru Estonian
Haru is an Estonian surname meaning "branch".