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.
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.
Edoh Japanese
Variant of Edo.
Edou Japanese
Variant of Edo.
Eero Estonian
Eero is both an Estonian surname and masculine given name.
Egan Irish
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodhagáin (see Hagan).
Ehab Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Ihab.
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".
Ejaz Urdu
Derived from the given name Ijaz.
Ekin Turkish
From the given name Ekin.
Ekşi Turkish
Means "sour, tart" in Turkish.
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.
Elia Italian, Assyrian, Greek (Cypriot)
From the given name Elia.
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
Elko Slovak
Used in Dubrovka, Slovakia
Elmi Estonian
Elmi is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "helmikas" meaning "melick" (perennial grasses of the genus Melica, related to fescue).
Elmo Italian
From the given name Elmo.
Elms English
Variant of Elm.
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.
Emad Arabic
Derived from the given name Imad.
Emam Arabic
Derived from the given name Imam.
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.
Emly English
Variant of Elmley.
Emon Bengali
From the given name Emon.
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
Alternate transcription of Endō.
Endō Japanese
From Japanese 遠 (en) meaning "distant, far" and 藤 (dō) meaning "wisteria".
Enea Italian
From the given name Enea the Italian form of Aeneas.
Enis Irish
Variant of Ennis
Enno Frisian
From the given name Enno.
Enno Japanese
En means "garden" and no means "wilderness, plain, field."
Enno Estonian
Enno is an Estonian surname derived from "Enn" and "Enno", diminutives of the the masculine given names "Henrik" and "Hendrik".
Enys Cornish (Rare), Celtic (Rare)
Enys is an ancient Celtic word meaning a circle, and island or a clearing in the forest, so it is possible that the first owners took their name from the land.
Eran Hebrew
From the Hebrew name Eran meaning "watchful, vigilant".
Eren Turkish
From the given name Eren.
Erez Hebrew (Modern)
Means "cedar" in Hebrew.... [more]
Erin Russian
Means "son of Era".
Erni German (Swiss)
Derived from a short form of the given name Arnold.
Erol Turkish
From the given name Erol.
Esam Arabic
Derived from the given name 'Isam.
Esau Welsh, German
From the Biblical personal name Esau, meaning ‘hairy’ in Hebrew (Genesis 25:25).
Esen Turkish
From the given name Esen.
Eser Turkish
From the given name Eser.
Esko Estonian
Esko is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name). The surname is derived from "Esko", the masculine given name.
Espa Italian
From Sardinian espa "wasp", making this a cognate of Vespa.
Essa Arabic
Derived from the given name Isa 1.
Ethe Greek
Plural form of ethos. Ethos forms the root of ethikos (ἠθικός), meaning "moral, showing moral character". Used as a noun in the neuter plural form ta ethika (τὰ ἠθικά), used for the study of morals, it is the origin of the modern English word ethics.
Etoh Japanese
Variant of Edo.
Eto'o Central African, Ibibio, Efik
Means "tree, wood" in Ibibio and Efik. It is found predominantly in Cameroon. The former Cameroonian soccer player Samuel Eto'o (1981-) is a famous bearer of this surname.
Etou Japanese
Variant of Edo.
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).
Eyre English
Truelove the "Eyr" or "Heyr" was granted land in Derby as a reward for his services at the 1066 Battle of Hastings, together with a coat of arms featuring "a human leg in armour couped at the thigh quarterly argent and sable spurred", in reference to the sacrifice of his limb... [more]
Eyüp Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name Eyüp.
Ezer Hebrew
Means "helping" or "to help" in Hebrew.
Ezzo Medieval Italian
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.
Fahd Arabic
Derived from the given name Fahd.
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.
Fain French, English, Welsh
Deriving from the Latin fanum meaning "temple."
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.
Fall Western African, Fula, Wolof, Manding
Meaning uncertain.
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.
Fang Hmong
From the clan name Faj or Faaj associated with the Chinese character 黃 (huáng) (see Huang).
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.
Faye Western African, Serer
Meaning uncertain.
Fazl Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Fadl.
Feck German, Frisian
From a short form of the Frisian personal name Feddeke, a pet form of Fre(de)rik (see Friederich).
Fein Jewish
German-style spelling of Yiddish fayn as in "fine"; "excellent"
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
Derived from Chinese 风 (fēng) meaning "wind".
Fenu Italian
From Sardinian fenu "hay, marsh grass". A relation to Latin faenus "interest, profit" has been suggested, but seems unlikely.
Fera Italian
Probably related to modern Italian fiero "fierce, savage, raging; bold, daring; proud", by way of Latin ferus "wild, fierce; untamed" or fera "wild beast".
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.
Fetz Romansh
Derived from a short form of the given name Bonifatius.
Fick German
Derived from the given name Friedrich.
Fico Italian
from fico "fig" (from Latin ficus) applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or sold figs a topographic name for someone who lived in an area where figs grew or a habitational name from a place called with this word such as the district so named in Valderice Trapani province Sicily.
Fija Ryukyuan
This Ryūkyū Name has a Combination of Kanji Characters "比" meaning "Ratio", and "嘉".
Fija Okinawan
Okinawan form of Higa.
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).
Flag English (Rare), English (African), German (Rare)
Habitual surname for someone who lived in or near a bog or peat soil, from Old Norse flag(ge). Also used as a variant of Flack.
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,
Flyn Irish
Variant of Flynn.
Fogg 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]
Fogu Italian
From Sardinian fogu "fire", perhaps referring to the hearth of a home, or to the bearer's personality or hair colour.
Fois Italian
From a Sardinian nickname, related to Latin bos "bull, ox".
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
Font Catalan, Occitan, Spanish, French
topographic name for someone living near a spring or well Catalan and Occitan font "spring well" (from Latin fons genitive fontis).
Foot English
Variant of Foote.
Fore English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Fahr.
Fors Swedish
Means "rapid, small waterfall" in Swedish.
Fort French, Walloon, English, Catalan
Either a nickname from Old French Middle English Catalan fort "strong brave" (from Latin fortis). Compare Lefort... [more]
Foti Italian, Sicilian
from the Greek personal name Photes Photios a derivative of Greek phos (genitive photos) "light".
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".
Fuad Arabic, Bengali, Dhivehi
From the given name Fuad.
Fuji Japanese
(藤) Fuji is a common surname that means "wisteria".
Fuks Yiddish
It literally means "fox".
Fümm Romansh
Derived from Romansh füm "smoke", this is an occupational surname denoting a blacksmith.
Fung Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Feng.
Funk German
Derived from Middle High German vunke "spark". ... [more]
Fuse Japanese
From Japanese 布 (fu) meaning "cloth" and 施 (se) meaning "give, bestow".
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 German
Variant of Faust or a nickname for a person who was strong and pugnacious, derived from Old German fust "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.
Gahi Filipino, Cebuano
Means "hard, stiff, tough" in Cebuano.
Gain Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali গায়েন (see Gayen).
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]
Galo Spanish
From the given name Galo.
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.
Gara Hungarian
Variant of Garay.
Garg Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From Garga, the name of an ancient Hindu sage.
Gast German, 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".
Geng Chinese
From Chinese 耿 (gěng) referring to the ancient city of Geng, which existed during the Shang dynasty in what is now Henan province. Alternately it may come from the name of an ancient state that existed during the Spring and Autumn period in present-day Shanxi province.
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]
Gerz German
Variant of Gertz.
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".
Gino Italian
From the given name Gino.
Gioè Italian
This is a short form of given name Gioele used as surname.