Submitted Surnames of Length 4

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the length is 4.
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Karm Estonian
Karm is an Estonian surname meaning "strict" and "austere".
Kärp Estonian
Kärp is an Estonian surname meaning "stoat" or "ermine".
Karp English
From the given name Karp.
Karu Estonian
Karu is an Estonian surname meaning "bear".
Kass Estonian
From the Estonian word kass, meaning "cat".
Kass German (East Prussian)
Derived from Czech kos "blackbird".
Kate English
Derived from the given name Kate.
Katz Jewish
An abbreviation of the phrase kohen tsedek "righteous priest".
Kaun Estonian
Kaun is an Estonian surname meaning "pod" or "legume".
Kaup Estonian
Kaup is an Estonian surname meaning "merchandise" or "goods".
Kaur Estonian
Kaur is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name) derived from the given name "Kaur" (loon: Gavia).
Kaus German
From a regional (Hessian) variant of the habitational name Kues, from a place on the Mosel river, probably so named from Late Latin covis "field barn", "rack" and earlier recorded as Couese, Cobesa.
Kaut German
Netonymic occupational name for a flax grower or dealer, from Middle High German kute, from Kaut(e) "male dove", hence a metonymic occupational name for the owner or keeper of a dovecote.
Kaut German
Topographic name from the Franconian dialect word Kaut(e) "hollow", "pit", "den".
Kawa Japanese
"River, Stream".
Kaya Turkish
From the given name Kaya.
Kaye English
From the first name Kaye.
Keel English
English habitational name from Keele in Staffordshire, named from Old English cy ‘cows’ + hyll ‘hill’, or from East and West Keal in Lincolnshire, which are named from Old Norse kjolr ‘ridge’... [more]
Keel Irish
Irish reduced form of McKeel.
Keel German (Swiss)
Swiss German variant of Kehl.
Keel German (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of German Kühl (see Kuhl), Kiehl, or Kiel.
Keel Estonian
Keel is an Estonian surname meaning "language/speech" and also "reed".
Kego Scottish
Scottish - Eaglesham, Renfrewshire Scotland
Keim German
Unknown.
Kell Estonian
Kell is an Estonian surname meaning "clock".
Kelm German
Germanized form of Polish Chelm ‘peak’, ‘hill’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a pointed summit, or habitational name from a city in eastern Poland or any of various other places named with this word.
Kent English (?)
Region in England
Kesa Estonian
Kesa is an Estonian surname meaning "fallow".
Kess German (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Keß.
Keta Albanian
Meaning as of yet unknown. Known Albanian bearers of this surname include the colonel Myslym Keta (1925-1966) and the politician Roland Keta (b. 1971).
Keyn Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from the Norwegian word for "strong pillar".
Kham Thai, Lao
From Thai คำ (kham) meaning "gold" or "word, speech" or Lao ຄຳ (kham) meaning "gold".
Khat Khmer
From Chinese 凯 meaning "triumphant","victorious"
Khen Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Hen or Chen 2 which both means "beauty", "grace", "charm" in Hebrew.
Khil Russian
Russian spelling of Hill. A notable bearer was Russian baritone singer Eduard Khil (1934-2012).
Khoo Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Qiu.
Khor Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Xu.
Khúc Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Qu, from Sino-Vietnamese 曲 (khúc).
Kida Japanese
From Japanese 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kiel German
German surname of several possible origins and meanings.... [more]
Kiel Dutch
Dutch from Middle Dutch kidel, kedel ‘smock’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who make such garments or perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore one. Also a dutch habitational name from a place so named in Antwerp or from the German city Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein.
Kiel Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Kil.
Kiel Polish
Polish from kiel ‘tooth’, ‘fang’, hence a nickname for someone with bad or protruding teeth.
Kiều Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Jiao, from Sino-Vietnamese 矯 (kiểu).
Kiff English
the origin of the name KIFF could have come from a variation of KITH as in "kith and kin". The O.E.D. definition of the word KITH is that of a native land, familiar place or home so "kith and kin" meant your home and your relations... [more]
Kiff German
Topographic name from a Westphalian dialect Kiff "outhouse, tied cottage, shack".
Kihu Estonian
Kihu is an Estonian surname meaning "impulse" and "urge".
Kiil Estonian
Kiil is an Estonian surname meaning "keel", "wedge (tool)", and "frog".
Kiin Estonian
Kiin is an Estonian surname meaning both "gadfly" and "cleaver".
Kill German (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Perhaps derived from Kilian.
Kill German (Rare)
A habitational name for someone from a place named Kill.
Kill Jewish
Maybe a nickname derived from Yiddish kil "cool".
Kilp Estonian
Kilp is an Estonian surname meaning both "shield" and "shell".
Kind English, German, Jewish, Dutch
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) from Middle High German kint, German Kind ‘child’, hence a nickname for someone with a childish or naive disposition, or an epithet used to distinguish between a father and his son... [more]
Kink Estonian
Kink is an Estonian surname meaning "bestowal" or "gift".
Kino Japanese
Of unknown meaning. A notable name bearer is a fictional character "Makoto Kino" in the "Sailor Moon" anime.
Kipp Estonian
Kipp is an Estonian surname derived from "kippama" meaning to "tilt", "rock" and "topple".
Kirt Estonian
Kirt is an Estonian surname derived from "kirtsus" meaning "wrinkled" and "furrowed".
Kish English
A name for a person who worked as a maker of leather armor for the knight's legs.
Kits Estonian
Kits is an Estonian surname meaning "goat".
Kiur Estonian
Kiur is an Estonian surname meaning "pipit" (Anthus).
Kivi Estonian
From the word kivi, meaning "stone".
Kiya Japanese
Means "tree valley" in Japanese, from 木 (ki) "tree" and 谷 (ya) "valley".
Klin Slovene
Slovenian: nickname for someone with a beak-shaped nose, from kljun ‘beak’, ‘bill’ (old spelling klun).
Klor German (Austrian)
The Klor surname may have evolved from the feminine personal name Klara. Or it may have come from the Middle High German and Middle Low German "Klar," meaning "Pure" or "Beautiful".
Klug German (Austrian)
First recorded in the early 14th century in present-day Austria (southeastern region of the Holy Roman Empire at that time). The surname was derived from the ancient Germanic word kluoc meaning "noble" or "refined".... [more]
Kmet Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, and Slovak status name for a type of peasant. In Slovenia this denoted a peasant who had his own landed property. In Serbia and elsewhere it was a status name for a feudal peasant farmer who cultivated the land of his lord instead of paying rent or doing military service... [more]
Knab German
Variant of Knabe.
Knez Slovene, Croatian
Derived from knez, meaning "prince".
Knie Swiss
A famous bearer is the Knie family, a Swiss circus dynasty that founded it in 1803. Today the circus is an enterprise with about 200 employees, operated by Frédy and Franco Knie and it is famous worldwide.
Knös Swedish (Rare)
Derived from the name of a farm named Knorren or Knörren in Sweden whose name is unexplained but possibly taken from Swedish knusa "to crush, to crumble". Knös coincides with the Swedish word knös meaning "rich person", but the surname existed before the vocabulary word appeared in the Swedish language.
Knox English (Modern), Scottish, Northern Irish
Topographic name derived from Old English cnocc "round hill" referring to someone living on or near a hill top.
Kobe Japanese
From the Japanese city of Kobe.
Koch Jewish
Koch - which also has the meaning of Cook in German's origin was however not from that meaning. It origins are to be traced in the Jewish ancestory. The original meaning came from the word Star. Amongst the related surnames (with or without bar in front or a ba or similar appended) are: Koch, Kochba, Kok, Kock, Kuk, Coq, Coqui, Cook (as a translation from the perceived meaning of cook) and a host of others... [more]
Kočí Czech
Kočí means "driver".
Koço Albanian
Variant of Koco.
Koda Japanese
From Japanese 香 (kō) meaning "fragrance, incense", 神 (kō) meaning "god", or 行 (kō) meaning "journey, travel" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Kodu Estonian
Kodu is an Estonian surname meaning "home".
Koel Estonian
Koel is an Estonian surname meaning "weft" and "seal(ant)".
Kōen Japanese
Japanese form of Cohen.
Koen Jewish
A variant of Cohen
Koev Dutch
1 Dutch: variant spelling of Coel, itself a variant of Kool .... [more]
Kofi Akan
From the given name Kofi
Koha Estonian
Koha is an Estonian surname meaning "pike-perch (fish)".
Köhn German
From the given name Köhn.
Kohn Jewish
Variant of Cohen.
Kohr German
1. occupational name for a guard or watchman on a tower, Middle Low German kure.... [more]
Koik Estonian
Koik is an Estonian surname meaning "all".
Kõiv Estonian
Kõiv is an Estonian surname which means "birch" in Võro, a dialect of Estonian.... [more]
Kojo Japanese
Occupational name for a gardener.
Koki Japanese
This surname combines 古 (ko, furu-, furu.i, -fu.rusu) meaning "old" or 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small" with 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."
Kokk Estonian
Kokk is Estonian surname, meaning "cook".
Koks Estonian
Koks is an Estonian surname meaning "coke" or "charred coal".
Kolb German
Comes from Middle High German Kolbe.
Kole English
Variant of Cole.
Kolk Dutch
"Kolk is Dutch for either whirlpool or canyon. Probably the name refers to wild water."
Koll German
From the given name Colo or Koloman. Alternatively derived from Middle Low German kolle "head".
Kolo Polish
A Polish surname for someone who was born in the area of Koło, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Kõlu Estonian
Kõlu is an Estonian surname meaning "shells" and "scrapings".
Kõnd Estonian
Kõnd is an Estonian surname meaning "walk".
Kong Chinese
From Chinese 孔 (kǒng) meaning "hole, opening". According to legend, this name was created by Cheng Tang, the founder and first king of the Shang dynasty. He formed it by combining the character for his family name, 子 () (his full personal name was Zi Lü), with 乙 (yǐ), the second part of his style name, Da Yi (or Tai Yi)... [more]
Konn Estonian
Konn is an Estonian surname meaning "frog".
Kont Estonian
Kont is an Estonian surname meaning "bone".
Köök Estonian
Köök is an Estonian surname meaning "kitchen".
Koon American
Americanized spelling of German Kuhn or Dutch Koen.
Kööp Estonian
Kööp is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "köök" meaning "kitchen".
Koop Dutch (Modern)
Comes from the Biblical given name Jacob, meaning "he who supplants."
Koor Estonian
Koor is an Estonian surname meaning "bark" or "crust".
Koot Estonian
Koot is an Estonian surname meaning both "flail" and "leg/shank".
Kopf German
Means "head" in German.
Kõrb Estonian
Kõrb is an Estonian surname with several meanings depending on the context: "desert", "wilderness", and "chestnut(color)/tawny".
Kork Estonian
Kork is an Estonian surname meaning both "cork" and "cap".
Korn German
From Middle High German korn "grain", a metonymic occupational name for a factor or dealer in grain or a nickname for a peasant.
Korp Estonian
Korp is an Estonian surname meaning both "rough/outer bar" and "raven".
Köse Turkish
Means "beardless" in Turkish.
Kosk Estonian
Kosk is an Estonia surname meaning "waterfall".
Köth German
From Middle High German, Middle Low German kote ‘cottage’, ‘hovel’, a status name for a day laborer who lived in a cottage and owned no farmland.
Kott German, Polish, Czech
German: variant of Koth or Kotz.... [more]
Kõva Estonian
Kõva is an Estonian surname meaning "hard", "solid" and "tough".
Kris Danish
From the given name Kris.
Krog Norwegian, Danish
Habitational name from places named with krog "corner, bend".
Krõm Estonian
Krõm is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "krõmp" meaning "crackle".
Krug German
Means "tavern keeper"
Kuba Japanese
Written with characters meaning ‘long time’ and ‘method’, this name is found mostly in the Ryūkyū Islands.
Kuba Dutch, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish
From Kuba, a pet form of the personal name Jakub.
Kubu Estonian
Kubu is an Estonian surname meaning a "bundle" or "truss".
Kuch German
German metonymic occupational name for a pastry cook, from German kuchen ‘cake’, or simply a variant of Koch ‘cook’.
Kudo Japanese
From Japanese 工 (ku) meaning "worker" and 藤 () meaning "wisteria"
Kues German, Dutch
Habitational name from Cues, now part of Bernkastel-Kues in the Rhineland Palatinate.
Kuga Japanese
From the Japanese 久 (ku or hisa) "long time," and 我 (ga) "self."
Kuhi Estonian
Kuhi is an Estonian surname meaning "pile" or "stack".
Kühl German, Low German
The spelling Kühl results from a folk-etymological association with High German kühl ‘cool’ (Middle High German küel(e), a nickname from Middle High German küel ‘cool’, ‘calm’... [more]
Küla Estonian
Küla is an Estonian surname meaning "village".
Kuld Estonian
Kuld is an Estonian surname meaning "gold".
Kull Estonian
Kull is an Estonian surname meaning "hawk".
Külm Estonian
Külm is an Estonian surname meaning "cold" or "chilly".
Kulp German
anglicized version of Kolbe
Kulu Estonian
Kulu is an Estonian surname meaning "sumptuary" and "cost".
Külv Estonian
Külv is an Estonian surname meaning "(seed) sowing".
Kumm Estonian
Kumm is an Estonian surname meaning "vault" and "arch".
Küng Estonian
Küng is an Estonian surname derived from "küngas" meaning "knoll", "mound" and "hillock".
Künk Estonian
Künk is an Estonian surname meaning "hillock" and "knoll".
Kunt Turkish
Means "Solid", also the old Turkish name of a mountain range in Asia where Turks supposedly originated from.
Kupp Estonian
Kupp is an Estonian surname meaning "pip".
Kurg Estonian
Kurg is an Estonian surname meaning "stork".
Kurt Turkish
Means "wolf" in Turkish.
Kuru Japanese
Japanese: though written with the character for ‘give’ or ‘present’, the original meaning may actually be ‘sunset’. The name is listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku and is no longer common in Japan, but there is a city by that name in Hiroshima prefecture and the area may have ancient connections with the family.
Kütt Estonian
Kütt is an Estonian surname meaning "hunter".
Kutz Italian
Habitational name for someone from Kuhz, near Prenzlau.
Kutz German
From a pet form of the personal name Konrad.
Kutz Polish
Germanized form of Polish Kuc "pony", "short person".
Kuub Estonian
Kuub is an Estonian surname meaning "coat" and "jacket".
Kuul Estonian
Unknown
Kuum Estonian
Kuum is an Estonian surname meaning "hot" and "blazing".
Küün Estonian
Küün is an Estonian surname meaning "barn".
Kuur Estonian
Kuur is an Estonian surname meaning "shed" or "hovel".
Kuut Estonian
Kuut is an Estonian surname meaning "kennel".
Kvon Chinese (Russified)
Russified form of Kuang used by ethnic Chinese living in parts of the former Soviet Union (based on the Cantonese romanization of the name).
Kwak Korean
From Sino-Korean 郭 (gwak) meaning "outer city" (making it the Korean form of Guo) or 霍 (gwak) meaning "quickly, suddenly".
Kwan Korean
Korean Hanja: 管, 關 ... [more]
Kwek Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Guo.
Kwon Korean
Korean form of Quan, from Sino-Korean 權 (gwon).
Kyer English (American)
Anglicized form of Geier.
Kyne Irish
From Gaelic Ó Cadháin meaning "descendant of Cadhán", a byname meaning "barnacle goose".
Kyrö Finnish
Origins remain unknown, might be deprived from the rare given name Kyrö or the location name. The earliest documented person with Kyrö as a surname dates back to 1553
Kyte English
Variant of Kite.
Lään Estonian
Lään is an Estonian surname meaning "liege" or "fief". May also derive from "lääne" meaning "western".
Laan Estonian
Laan is Estonian surname derived from "laanelill"; starflower and wintergreen (Trientalis europaea).
Laar Estonian
Laar is an Estonian name meaning "gyle" (wort in the process of fermentation added to a stout, beer, or ale).
Laas Estonian
Laas is an Estonian surname meaning "greenwood" (wood that has been recently cut) and "woodland".
Lāce Latvian
Derived from Latvian lācis “bear”.
Laes Estonian
Laes is an Estonian surname meaning "fore" and "overhead".
Lage Estonian
Lage is an Estonian surname meaning "plain" or "flat".
Lahe Estonian
Lahe is an Estonian surname meaning both "spacious" and "easy-going".
Laht Estonian
Laht is an Estonian surname, meaning "bay" or "gulf".
Laid Estonian
Laid is an Estonian surname meaning "islet".
Laik Estonian
Laik is an Estonian surname meaning "blotch", "stain" and "spot".
Lake English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Old English lacu, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example in Wiltshire and Devon. Modern English lake (Middle English lake) is only distantly related, if at all; it comes via Old French from Latin lacus... [more]
Lakk Estonian
Lakk is an Estonian surname meaning "hay loft".
Lall Estonian
Lall is an Estonian surname derived from "lell" meaning "uncle".
Lama Tibetan, Nepali
A Buddhist name found among people of Tibet and Nepal, from the Tibetan blama, meaning "priest" or "monk".
Lana Italian, Spanish
Means "wool" in Spanish and Italian.
Land English, German
Topographic name from Old English land, Middle High German lant, "land, territory". This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate.
Lang Estonian
Lang is an Estonian surname meaning "relative" and "in-law".
Lang Popular Culture
From 狼 (láng) meaning "wolf". Shi-Long Lang is a character in the game Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, a wolf-themed Interpol agent who speaks mainly in quotes and metaphors about wolves... [more]
Laos Estonian
Laos is an Estonian surname meaning "in-store".
Lapa Latvian
Meaning "leaf".
Lapo Italian
From the given name Lapo.
Lapp German
From Middle High German lap(pe) ‘cloth’, ‘patch’, ‘rag’; a metonymic occupational name for a mender of clothes or shoes, or a nickname for a simple-minded person.... [more]
Lara Spanish
Name of village near Burgos. Derived from latin "lar, laris" - pagan household god.
Lars Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), German
Patronymic from the given name Lars.
Lass Estonian
Lass is an Estonian surname, a corruption of "laas", meaning "woodland".
Läte Estonian
Läte is an Estonian surname meaning "fountain" or "wellspring".
Lato Hungarian, Polish
From Hungarian látni meaning ‘to see’, hence a nickname for a wise person or an occupational name for a clairvoyant, or possibly for an official who checked the quality of products at markets.... [more]
Lätt Estonian
Lätt is an Estonian surname, probably derived from "Läti", meaning "Latvia", or "läte" meaning "spring" and "fountain".
Lauk Estonian
Lauk is an Estonian surname meaning both "leek" and "coot" (Fulica).
Laul Estonian
Laul is an Estonian surname meaning "song".
Laur Estonian
Laur is an Estonian surname, a shortened for of "Lauri"; a masculine given name.
Lavi Hebrew
From the given name Lavi, meaning "lion"
Lbov Russian
Derived either from Russian лоб (lob) meaning "forehead" or from the name of the Elbe river meaning "river".
Leal Portuguese, Spanish
Means "loyal" in Portuguese and Spanish. A famous bearer of this surname is Roberto Leal, a very popular singer in Portugal.
Lear English
Means (i) "person from Leire", Leicestershire ("place on the river Leire", a river-name that may also be the ancestor of Leicestershire); or (ii) "person from Lear", any of several variously spelled places in northern France with a name based on Germanic lār "clearing"... [more]
Ledo Spanish, Galician, Portuguese
Nickname from ledo meaning ‘happy’, ‘joyful’
Ledo Catalan
Variant spelling of Lledó, a habitational name from Lledó d’Empordà in Girona province.
Leek Estonian
Leek is an Estonian surname meaning "blaze" and "flame".
Lees English
Possibly a variation of the surname Lee.
Leet Estonian
Leet is an Estonian surname meaning "sandbank".
Leht Estonian
Leht is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf".
Leis Estonian
Leis is an Estonian surname derived from "lei" meaning "leeward".
Leit Estonian
Leit is an Estonian surname derived from either "leitav" meaning "findable" or "leitsak" meaning "humid/sultry air".
Lekk Estonian
Lekk is an Estonian surname meaning "leak".
Lela Kiswahli, Arabic, Persian
NOT A SURNAME!... [more]
Lell Estonian
Lell is an Estonian surname meaning "uncle".
Lems Dutch
"It is said that long ago there was a river in Holland named 'Lems'. Since then the river has dried up, but those who lived around the river were given the surname of 'Lems'.
Leng Chinese
From Chinese 冷 (lěng), which was probably derived from 泠伦 (línglún), an ancient title used by court officials in charge of music.
Leos Greek
From the personal name Leos, pet form of Leon.
Lepa Estonian
Lepa is an Estonian surname meaning "alder".
Lepp Estonian
Very common Estonian surname, meaning "alder".
Lepp German
Unflattering nickname from Middle High German lappe "coxcomb", "puppy" (modern German Laffe).... [more]
Lesk Estonian
Lesk is an Estonian surname meaning "widow" and "widower".
Lest Estonian
Lest is an Estonian surname meaning "flounder (fish)" and "flake".
Leto Italian
From the personal name Leto. From Latin Laetus meaning "happy, joyful"... [more]