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.
Gioi Italian
Possibly from Sardinian angioi "lamb", a nickname for a shepherd, or from gioi "Thursday".
Gion Romansh
Derived from the given name Gion.
Giri Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Maithili, Assamese, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit गिरि (giri) meaning "mountain".
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.
Gōda Japanese
From Japanese 合 (gō) meaning "connect, join" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
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.
Goda Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 合田 (see Gōda).
Goff Welsh
Variant of Gough.
Gola Italian
Topographic name from gola "mountain hollow, cavity".
Gong Chinese
Gong means palace.... [more]
Gong Chinese
From Chinese 龚 (gōng) referring to the ancient state of Gong (written as 共), which existed during the Shang dynasty possibly in what is now Henan province. This name was adopted in place of 共 by future descendants to flee persecution.
Goñi Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
Goof English (American, Rare)
The name has been Anglicized from the Dutch short form Goof, from Govert, with its roots from the Dutch and Limburgish cognate Godfried... [more]
Goos German, Flemish, Dutch
Either a metonymic occupational name for a breeder or keeper of geese, from Middle Low German gōs and Middle Dutch goes "goose", or a short form of an Old German personal name containing Gote "Goth" or got "god", particularly Goswin or Gozewijn (a compound name with the second element wini "friend").
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.
Goud Dutch, Dutch (Afrikaans)
Dutch word for "gold". Possibly a nickname for a person with blonde hair
Gove Scottish
Scottish form of Goffe.
Goya Japanese (Rare)
This is variously written, but is usually written with the characters meaning "Barbarian Room" or "Give Room".
Graf Jewish, Yiddish
Ornamental name selected, like Herzog and other words denoting titles, because of their aristocratic connotations.
Gran Swedish, Norwegian
Means "spruce" in Swedish and Norwegian.
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".
Grün German, Jewish
from Middle High German gruoni "green fresh raw" hence a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in green a topographic name for someone who lived in a green and leafy place or a habitational name for someone from a place called with this word such as Gruna Grunau in Silesia.
Guha Bengali
From Bengali গুহা (guha) meaning "cave" (figuratively "mind" or "heart"), ultimately derived from Sanskrit गुहा (guha).
Guin French
From the given name Guin the French form of Wino a short form of names with the element win "friend".
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.
Gulo Indonesian, Nias
From the Nias clan name Gulö, possibly derived from the name of the clan's ancestor, Kulo Ana'a.
Gulö Nias
Nias form of Gulo.
Gumm English
From a nickname or byname from Middle English gome, Old English guma "man".
Gunn Scottish
This ancient Scottish surname is of Norwegian origin derived from the Old Norse personal name Gunnr. This surname, in most cases originated in Caithness, Scotland's most northerly county.
Guro Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao goro meaning "teacher, instructor", ultimately from Sanskrit गुरु (guru).
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).
Guth Jewish
Variant of Gut.
Gutt Jewish
Variant of Gut.
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.
Gwak Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 곽 (see Kwak).
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 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.
Hack German
Variant of Haack.
Hada Japanese
This is another reading of Haneda.
Hadi Arabic, Persian
Derived from the given name Hadi.
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.
Haga Japanese
From Japanese 芳 (ha) meaning "fragrant, reputable, satisfactory" and 賀 (ka) meaning "congratulate, greet, celebrate".
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.
Hajj Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حاج (see Haj).
Hakk Estonian
Hakk is an Estonian surname meaning "stack".
Hale Hawaiian
"House" in Hawaiian.
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
Hang Khmer
Means "swan, wild goose" in Khmer, also referring to a mythological bird known as the hamsa.
Hang Hmong
From the clan name Ham or Haam associated with the Chinese character 項 (xiàng) (see Xiang).
Hani Estonian
Hani is an Estonian surname meaning "goose".
Hani Arabic
Derived from the given name Hani.
Hans German, Dutch, Alsatian, Romansh
Derived from the given name Hans.
Hans Indian
Derived from Sanskrit hamsa "swan; goose".
Hany Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Hani.
Hara Japanese
From Japanese 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Harb Arabic
Means "war" in Arabic.
Hård Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "hard".
Hare Irish (Anglicized), English (American)
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]
Hari Japanese
From Japanese 播 (hari) meaning "scatter; spread; disseminate", referring to cultivated land.... [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".
Hase Japanese
From the Japanese place name 長谷 (Hase) referring to a place in Sakurai, Japan.
Hata Japanese
This is an ancient surname that is another form of Haneda.
Hata Japanese
Meaning unknown.... [more]
Hata Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 泰 (see Tai).
Hata 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).
Haud Estonian
Haud is an Estonian surname meaning "grave" and "tomb".
Haug Norwegian
Ultimately derived from Old Norse haugr "mound".
Haug Estonian
Haug is an Estonian surname meaning "pike (fish)".
Haus German
Topographic and occupational name for someone who lived and worked in a great house, from Middle High German, Middle Low German hus "house" (see House).
Havn Danish, Faroese
It means "Harbour" in Danish.
Hawa Arabic, Somali, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Hawa.
Hawj Hmong
Original Hmong form of Her.
Heid German, Jewish
Topographic name from Middle High German heide, German Heide ‘heath’, ‘moor’. Compare Heath.... [more]
Heil German
Most recognisably known for meaning ‘Salvation’, it was also one used as an indication of a doctor or healer.
Heil German, Upper German, Dutch
1. German: from a pet form of Heinrich. ... [more]
Hein German, Dutch, Danish, Jewish
German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Heinrich.
Hein Estonian
Hein is an Estonian surname meaning "hay".
Held German
The German word for "hero", ultimately derived from Middle High German helt.... [more]
Helk Estonian
Helk is an Estonian surname meaning "lustre" and "sparkle".
Helo Syrian, Lebanese
Helo is Americanized from the name Helou which means "sweet". Origin around year 1717 from El Helou. Tribal name from Helou Massive a mountain in the Syrian, later Lebanon country. Mentioned in the narratives of the first Crusade.
Henc Polish
Variant of Hinc.
Heng Chinese (Teochew)
Teochew romanization of Wang 1.
Heng Khmer
Means "lucky, successful" in Khmer.
Heoi Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Xu 2.
Hepp Estonian
Hepp is an Estonian surname meaning "lively".
Herd Dutch
Comes from Middle Dutch hert, herte ‘hart’, ‘stag’; probably a nickname for someone who was fleet of foot, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a deer; variant of Heard.
Hero English
From the personal name Robert
Herz German
Means "heart" in German.
Hess German (?)
It is arguably both tribal and residential, originating from the pre 10th century A.D. It is believed to have originally described people who came from the region known as Hesse. The translation of this name is the 'hooded people'
Heß German, Jewish
Variant spelling of Hess.
Hews Medieval English
Means son of hewer (to chop away at; to shape).
Hick English
From the medieval personal name Hicke. The substitution of H- as the initial resulted from the inability of the English to cope with the velar Norman R-.
Hick Dutch
From a pet form of a Germanic personal name, such as Icco or Hikke (a Frisian derivative of a compound name with the first element hild "strife", "battle").
Hick German
From a derivative of a Slavic pet form of Heinrich.
Hick German
From Hiko, a pet form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with hild "strife", "battle" as the first element.
Hiew Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Qiu.
Higa Okinawan, Japanese
Japanese borrowing of Okinawan 比嘉 (Fija), which is of uncertain meaning.
High English
A name for someone who lives in a high place, like a mountain or hill.
Hiie Estonian
Hiie is an Estonian surname, derived from Estonian mythology. "Hiiela" was the land of the dead and "Hiis" is a sacred grove.
Hiis Estonian
Hiis is an Estonian surname meaning "grove".
Hike English
To hike or move, to walk, someone who hikes.
Hiko Japanese
Means "prince" in Japanese. It would denote a person who acted like one.
Hila Romanian
Meaning unknown.
Hile English (American)
Americanized spelling of Dutch Heil.
Hime Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 姫 (Hime) meaning "Hime", a former large village in the former district of Muro in the former Japanese province of Kii in parts of present-day Wakayama, Japan and Mie, Japan.... [more]
Hime Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 姫 (Hime) meaning "Hime", a former village in the district of Kani in the former Japanese province of Mino in parts of present-day Gifu, Japan.... [more]
Hime Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 姫 (hime) meaning "princess".... [more]
Himi Japanese
From the Japanese 氷 (hi) "ice" and 見 (mi) "mindset," "outlook."
Hinc Polish
From German Hinz, ultimately from the given name Heinrich.
Hind English, Scottish
English (central and northern): nickname for a gentle or timid person, from Middle English, Old English hind ‘female deer’.... [more]
Hint Estonian
Hint is an Estonian surname, a diminutive of the masculine given name "Hindrek".
Hinz German, Danish (Rare)
Derived from the given name Hinz, a diminutive of Heinrich.
Hipp German
From the middle high German word hippe meaning "waffle". Perhaps an occupational name for someone who cooks waffles.
Hirt German, English (Anglicized), Czech, Polish
From German Hirte meaning "shepherd".
Hirv Estonian
Hirv is an Estonian surname meaning "deer"
Hoar English
Nickname meaning gray haired.
Hõbe Estonian
Hõbe is an Estonian surname meaning "silver".
Hock German
Topographic name for someone living by a hedge, from a dialect variant of Heck.
Höek Germanic (?)
Surname of Ren Höek from Ren & Stimpy.
Hoen German, Dutch
Nickname from hoen 'chicken', 'hen', perhaps denoting a silly person.
Hogg English
An occupational name for someone who herded swine.
Hohn German
Derived from Middle High German hon "chicken". As a surname, it was given to someone who either bred or traded in chickens.... [more]
Hõim Estonian
Hõim is an Estonian surname meaning "tribe".
Hoit English
A variant of Hoyt.
Hojo Japanese
Variant transcription of Houjou.
Hole English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a depression or low-lying spot, from Old English holh "hole, hollow, depression".
Holl German, Dutch, English
Short form of German HÖLD or a topographic name meaning "hollow" or "hole".
Home English, Scottish
English and Scottish variant spelling of Holme.
Hong Korean
This surname originated in China and refers to ‘expand’ or ‘great’.
Hong Chinese, Korean
From Chinese 洪 (hóng) meaning "flood" or "vast, wide".
Hood English, Scottish, Irish
English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive hood, from Middle English hod(de), hood, hud ‘hood’. Some early examples with prepositions seem to be topographic names, referring to a place where there was a hood-shaped hill or a natural shelter or overhang, providing protection from the elements... [more]
Höök Swedish
Derived from Swedish hök "hawk".
Hook English
This surname is derived from a geographical locality. "at the hook," from residence in the bend or sudden turn of a lane or valley.
Hoop Estonian
Hoop is an Estonian surname meaning "strike" or "blow (hit)".
Hoot Dutch, German
The Dutch form is a habitation name for someone who lived in the hout or "woods" while the German form hoth is from an occupational name for a maker of hats.
Hopp German
Variant of Hoppe.
Hora Czech
Czech word for hill or mountain
Hore English
Variant of Hoare.
Hori Japanese
From Japanese 堀 (hori) meaning "ditch, moat, canal".
Hosp German (Austrian)
Means "odd bird" or "strange man"
Hotz German (Swiss), German
Of debated origin and meaning; theories include a habitional name for someone from the Hotzenwald, a derivation from any given name containing the Germanic name element hadu "battle, combat" and a derivation from the verb hotzen "to swing, to sway, to tremble".
Hoya Spanish
is a habitational (local) name, taken on from any of several place names, such as from Hoyos in Cáceres province, or Hoyos in Ávila province. These place names come from the Spanish words "hoyo," meaning "pit," or "hole."
Hoyt English
Generally a topographical name for someone who lived on a hill or other high ground. As such Hoyt is related to words such as heights or high. Hoyt is also possibly a nickname for a tall, thin person where the original meaning is said to be "long stick".
Hsin Taiwanese
Alternate romanization of Xin chiefly used in Taiwan.
Htoo Burmese
Means special, different, or unique.
Huck English, Dutch
From the medieval male personal name Hucke, which was probably descended from the Old English personal name Ucca or Hucca, perhaps a shortened form of Ūhtrǣd, literally "dawn-power".
Hudd English (British)
From the medieval forename Hudde
Huet English, French
From the nickname from given name Hugh, Hugues, Hugo or Hubert.
Huff German
From the Germanic personal name Hufo, a short form of a compound name formed with hug "heart, mind, spirit" as the first element.
Hugo French
Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He was also the writer of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.
Huik Estonian
Huik is an Estonian surname meaning "crake".
Hull Estonian
Hull is an Estonian surname meaning "loon" (Gavia).
Hulu Nias
Meaning uncertain.
Hung Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Hong.
Hunt Estonian
Hunt is an Estonian surname meaning "wolf".
Huon Breton
Huon is a form of the name Hugh.
Huot English, French
Variant of Huet.
Hurd English
Variant of Heard.
Hurl English
English (Suffolk): unexplained.
Hurm Estonian
Hurm is an Estonian surname meaning "charm" and "enchantment".
Hüüs Estonian
Hüüs is an Estonian surname derived from "hüüsing" meaning "houseline".
Huys Dutch, Flemish
Derived from Huis, itself a variant of Huus and Huuchs, medieval Dutch genitive forms of the given name Hugo.
Hyka Albanian, Czech
This is both an Albanian and Czech surname. ... [more]
Hyun Korean
From Sino-Korean 玄 (hyeon) meaning "deep, profound, mysterious".
Iams Old Irish
iNNES, may have came from the irish clan whose name was Innes
Ibba Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Sardinian v-ibba "settlement" (compare Deidda), or from Latin ibi "that place, there".
Iden English
Habitational name from a place called Iden Green in Benenden, Kent, or Iden Manor in Staplehurst, Kent, or from Iden in East Sussex. All these places are named in Old English as meaning "pasture by the yew trees", from ig meaning "yew" + denn meaning "pasture".
Idou Japanese
"This wisteria".
Iduh Nigerian
Iduh surname occurs mainly in Africa, of the Idoma people of Benue state, Nigeria.
Ieda Japanese
From Japanese 家 (ie) meaning "house, home, family" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".