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.
Lill Estonian
Lill is an Estonian surname, literally meaning "flower".
Lily English
Derived from Lily, a pet name for Elizabeth. It was also used as a nickname for someone with fair skin or hair, and is derived from Old English lilie meaning "lily (the flower)"... [more]
Lima Portuguese
Topographic name for someone living on the banks of the river of this name (of pre-Roman origin, probably akin to a Celtic element lemos, limos 'elm').
Limb Medieval English
Rare name of medieval English origin. A dialectal variant of the locational name 'Lumb', from places so called in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, and derives from the Old English pre-7th Century 'lum(m)'... [more]
Limo African
Most common in Kenya.
Line Danish, Norwegian, French
From the given name Line.
Ling Chinese
From Chinese 凌 (líng) meaning "ice", originally used as an occupational name for a palace official who was in charge of storing and handling ice.
Ling Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Lin.
Ling English, German
Variant of Link.
Linh Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 靈 (linh) meaning "spirit, soul".
Link English
Comes from Old English word "hlinc"
Linn Scottish, Scots, English, Irish, German, Jewish, Finnish (Anglicized), Estonian
As a Scottish and Northern English surname, it is a variant of Lyne. Its usage as an English name is primarily by Scots living in Northern England.... [more]
Lint Estonian
Lint is an Estonian surname meaning "ribbon".
Lipp Estonian
Lipp is an Estonian surname meaning "flag".
List Hungarian
Variant of Liszt.
Loam English
1 English and Scottish: unexplained. The name is recorded in both England and Scotland. It may be a variant of Scottish Lour, a habitational name from Lour, formerly a part of the parish of Meathielour.... [more]
Lõbu Estonian
Lõbu is an Estonian surname meaning "fun" and "merriment".
Loch German
From German Loch "hole", ultimately derived from Middle High German loch "hole, hollow, valley".
Loch Scottish
From Scottish Gaelic loch "lake".
Lock English, Dutch, German
Habitational name from any of various places called Loock, from look ‘enclosure’.
Lodu Estonian
Lodu is an Estonian surname meaning "marsh" or "fen".
Lohu Estonian
Lohu is an Estonian surname derived from "lohutus", meaning "comfort" and "console".
Loid Estonian
Loid is an Estonian surname meaning "languid" and "inert".
Loik Estonian
Loik is an Estonian surname meaning "puddle".
Loit Estonian
Loit is an Esotnian surname meaning "flare". Also, probably from "loits", meaning "incantation" or "spell".
Lokk Estonian
Lokk is an Estonian surname meaning "crimp" or "curl".
Lomp Estonian
Lomp is an Estonian surname meaning "pond" or "puddle".
Long Chinese
From Chinese 龍 (lóng) meaning "dragon".
Lönn Swedish
Means "maple" in Swedish.
Lööf Swedish
Variant of Löf.
Loog Estonian
Loog is an Estonian surname meaning "windrow" (a line of raked hay or sheaves of grain laid out to dry in the wind).
Look English
Habitational name from Look in Puncknowle, Dorset, named in Old English with luce ‘enclosure’.
Look English, Scottish
From a vernacular pet form of Lucas.
Loop Dutch
Habitational name from de Loop (meaning "the watercourse"), in the province of Antwerp.
Loor Estonian
Loor is an Estonian surname meaning "veil" and "fog".
Lööv Swedish
Variant of Löf.
Lööw Swedish
Variant of Löf.
Lõpp Estonian
Lõpp is an Estonian surname meaning "end".
Lord English
A surname derived from someone of a lordly manner, or perhaps one who had earned the title in some contest of skill or had played the part of the ‘Lord of Misrule’ in the Yuletide festivities.... [more]
Lord French
Nickname from Old French l'ord "the dirty one".
Lo Re Italian
Lott English
from a medieval personal name brought to England by the Normans, of uncertain origin. It may be the Hebrew personal name Lot ‘covering’, which was relatively popular in northern France, or a reduced form of various names formed with the diminutive suffix -lot (originally a combination of -el + -ot), commonly used with women’s names.
Loud English
from the English word "loud", given to a loud or, in jest, quiet person
Louw Afrikaans
Louw is a surname that has pre 7th century Germanic origins. It is a Dutch/Flemish variant on the word Lowe, meaning Lion.
Love English, Scottish
From Anglo-Norman French lo(u)ve meaning "female wolf."
Loya Basque, Spanish
From Basque loya meaning "mud."
Luca Italian
Variant of De Luca.
Lüdi German (Swiss)
Probably derived from the given name Ludwig
Lugg English
English (Devon) probably from a local vernacular derivative of Lucas. However, Reaney posits an Old English personal name, Lugga, from which this name could be derived.
Lugn Swedish (Rare)
Means "calm" in Swedish.
Lugo Spanish
Galician and Spanish habitational name from Lugo, a city in Galicia. This was a Roman settlement under the name of Lucus Augusti ‘grove or wood of Augustus’, but that may have been no more than an adaptation of an earlier name derived from that of the Celtic god Lugos.
Luht Estonian
Luht is an Estonian surname meaning "marsh" or "watery meadow".
Luik Estonian
Luik is an Estonian surname, meaning "swan".
Luke English
From a derivative of Lucas. This was (and is) the common vernacular form of the name, being the one by which the author of the fourth Gospel is known in English.
Lukk Estonian
Lukk is an Estonian surname meaning "lock".
Lüll German
From a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with liut- ‘people’ as the first element.
Lull English
From an Old English personal name, Lulla.
Lumb English, Anglo-Saxon
Lumb valley system in Yorkshire, England.... [more]
Lumi Estonian
Lumi is an Estonian surname meaning "snow".
Lund Indian
Lund is also a Punjabi last name (i.e. from Punjab state of India/Pakistan)
Lunn Norwegian, English
Derived from Lund, which in turn comes from the Old Norse lundr, meaning "grove of trees".
Lusa Italian
Used by people from Lusa, Italy, a town named after the Roman 'gens lusia'.
Lust Estonian
Lust is an Estonian surname meaning "fun", "joy" and "merriment".
Luts Estonian
Luts is an Estonian surname, meaning "burbot" (a species of European freshwater fish). "Lutsi" is also an extinct dialect of Estonian.
Luud Estonian
Luud is an Estonian surname meaning "brush" and "broom".
Luup Estonian
Luup is an Estonian surname meaning "sloop" as well as "hand lens".
Luur Estonian
Luur is an Estonian surname meaning "reconnaissance".
Lüüs Estonian
Lüüs is an Estonian surname meaning "lock" and "sluice".
Luza Basque
Surname originally used by people from Lusa, Castro Urdiales, Spain. It comes from the Basque word "luze" (long, tall), possibly of Celtic origin.
Lyle English
Derived from Norman French l'isle "island".
Lynd English
Variant of Lund.
Lyng Danish
Lynx Southern African, English
Meaning "lynx" in English.
Maag German
Comes from the Middle High German “mage”, meaning “relative” or “kinsman”.
Maak Estonian
Maak is an Estonian surname meaning "ore".
Maan Arabic, Limburgish, Finnish
Of meaning unknown
Mace English, French
English: from a medieval personal name, a survival of Old English Mæssa, which came to be taken as a pet form of Matthew.... [more]
Mach Czech, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Sorbian
Its roots are connected to the name Matthew.
Mack Scottish, Irish, German, Dutch, French
Scottish (Berwickshire) and Irish: from the Old Norse personal name Makkr, a form of Magnus (Old Irish Maccus)... [more]
Made Estonian
Patronymic surname taken either from the female name Magdaleena or the male name Matteus.
Maia Portuguese
Habitational name from any of several places named Maia, especially one in Porto.
Maià Catalan
Habitational name from Maià de Montcal, a village in Girona, or any of several other places named with Maià, which is of pre-Roman origin.
Main Scottish, English, French, Norman
Various origins explained include:... [more]
Mair Scottish
A steward, bailiff, or warden.
Mair Welsh
From the given name Mair
Mäki Finnish
Finnish surname from the word mäki meaning "hill".
Makó Hungarian
From a pet form of the given name Makár or Mátyás.
Male English
Nickname for a virile man, from Middle English male meaning "masculine".
Mäll Estonian
Mäll is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "mälu", meaning "memory".
Malm Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish
Means "ore" in the Scandinavian languages.
Mamo Maltese
A bearer of this surname is Anthony Mamo (1909 - 2008), the first president of Malta.
Mänd Estonian
Mänd is an Estonian surname meaning "pine".
Mann Sanskrit (Anglicized)
Originally Sanskrit, now in Punjabi and Hindi - used by Jats predominantly in Punjab area of NW India. Well represented in Sikhs. Also spelled as {!Maan} when anglicized. Belonged to landholding nobility of warrior caste (knights) that at one time held a strong and established kingdom.... [more]
Manu Western African, Akan
Means "second-born child" in Akan.
Mapp English
From a variant of the medieval female personal name Mabbe, a shortened form of Amabel. A fictional bearer is Elizabeth Mapp, busybodyish spinster in the 'Mapp and Lucia' novels of E.F. Benson.
Marc French
Derived from the French given name Marc.
Mård Swedish
Variant of Mårdh.
Mari Estonian
Mari is an Estonian surname (and feminine given name), meaning "berry".
Mark English, German, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived on a boundary between two districts, from Middle English merke, Middle High German marc, Middle Dutch marke, merke, all meaning "borderland"... [more]
Mars English
From the given name Mars
Marx German
From a short form of the given name Markus. A famous bearer was Karl Marx (1818-1883), a German philosopher known for his work in socioeconomic theory.
Mary French
Habitational name from places in Saône-et-Loire, Seine-et-Marne, and Nièvre, named in Latin as Mariacum meaning "estate of Marius".
März German
März means 'March' in German.
Mast Dutch
Nickname for a tall, lanky man, from Middle Dutch mast "(ship's) mast".
Mast German
Nickname from Middle High German mast "fat", "stout".
Mast Dutch
Occupational name for a swineherd, from Middle Dutch mast "swine fodder", or a topographic name for someone from a place rich in animal fodder, for example acorns.
Maté Hungarian
Hungarian (Máté): from the ecclesiastical personal name Máté, Hungarian form of Matthew.
Mauk Czech, Russian
The word Mauk is the Eastern European meaning for night. In the early ages a small group of people in the area now known to be in or around Russia and the czech republic founded this word and made it their name... [more]
Maye English
English variant spelling of May.
Mayo Irish
a county in Ireland
Mayr Czech
Variant of Meyer.
Mead English
topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Middle English mede ‘meadow’ (Old English m?d). metonymic occupational name for a brewer or seller of mead (Old English meodu), an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey
Meas Khmer
Means "gold" in Khmer.
Medd English
Dweller at the meadow.
Medo Croatian
Derived from medo meaning ''bear''.
Meed English
Dweller at the meadow.
Meel Estonian
Meel is an Estonian surname meaning "sense" or "countenance".
Meng Chinese
From Chinese 孟 (mèng) meaning "eldest brother". It was also adopted by descendants of Meng Sun, a prince from the state of Lu that existed during the Zhou dynasty.
Menu French
From French meaning "petite".
Meri Estonian
Meri is both an Estonian and Finnish surname, meaning "sea".
Merl Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Merl, a pet form of Hebrew Miryam (see Mirkin).
Mesa Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Spain called Mesa meaning "table" or "mesa" in Spanish (referring to a flat area of land).
Mets Estonian
Mets is an Estonian surname meaning "forest".
Metz German
From a short form of the female personal name Mechthild.
Miah Bengali (Muslim)
Derived from a Bengali word meaning "gentleman".
Mian Muslim
From a title of respect, Urdu mian meaning ‘sir’ (from Persian miyān meaning ‘between’), used to address an older man. In Bangladesh this is common as a suffix added to the name of a respected person, especially a senior member of a village community.
Mick German, Dutch, Irish
Short form of the given name Mikolaj or an occupational name from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch micke "(wheat or rye) bread"... [more]
Mier Spanish, Dutch, English (American)
As a Spanish name relates to late summer and means "harvest" or "ripened".... [more]
Miga Polish
Nickname from a derivative migac ‘to twinkle or wink’.
Miil Estonian
Miil is an Estonian surname meaning "mile".
Mika Polish
A shortened form of the Polish version of Michaelson, which became a family name earlier on.
Mika Hungarian, Polish
Comes from a pet form of a central and eastern European personal name equivalent to Nicholas
Mike Hungarian
Fro, a pet form of the personal name Miklós, Hungarian form of Nicholas, or possibly from a short form of Mihály, Hungarian form of Michael.
Miki Japanese
Possibly Mi ("Three") + Ki ("Tree"). This might've been inspired by the Japanese first name Miki.
Mikk Estonian
Mikk is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name); a shortened form of the masculine given name Mihkel (a variant of Michael).
Mikó Hungarian
From a pet form of the personal names Miklós (Hungarian form of Nicholas) or Mihály (Hungarian form of Michael).
Milk English
Probably from Middle English milk ‘milk’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of milk.In some instances, probably a translation of German Milch, a variant of Slavic Milich or of Dutch Mielke (a pet form of Miele), or a shortening of Slavic Milkovich.
Mill Scottish, English
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived near a mill, Middle English mille, milne (Old English myl(e)n, from Latin molina, a derivative of molere ‘to grind’)... [more]
Milo English
Derived from the given name Milo.
Mims English (British)
Habitational name from Mimms (North and South Mimms) in Hertfordshire, most probably derived from an ancient British tribal name, Mimmas.
Mine Japanese
This surname is used as 岑, 峯, 峰, 嶺, 三根, 美根, 美祢, 美禰 or 見根 with 岑 (gin, shin, mine), an outdated character meaning "mountaintop, peak," 峯/峰 (hou, ne, mine) meaning "peak, summit," 嶺 (ryou, rei, mine) meaning with the same meaning as 峯/峰, 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three," 美 (bi, mi, utsuku.shii) meaning "beauty/iful," 見 (ken, mi.eru, mi.seru, meaning "chances, hopes, idea, look at, opinion, see, visible," 根 (kon, ne, -ne) meaning "head (pimple), radical, root" and 祢/禰 (dei, nai, ne) meaning "ancestral shrine."... [more]
Minh Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 明 (minh) meaning "bright".
Miso Japanese (Rare)
Miso is made up of two symbols literally referred to "Miso Soup". According to a Japanese site, less than 140 people in Japan possess this last name.
Mita Polish
From a pet form of the personal name Dymitr
Mita Japanese
Meaning ‘three rice paddies’, the name is more common in eastern Japan. It is also pronounced Santa or Sanda in western Japan.
Mitt Estonian
Mitt is an Estonian surname, a possible borrowing from Old German "mitte" ("middle" or "center"). Possibly, from the Estonian negative "mitte" meaning "no" or "not".
Miwa Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 輪 (wa) meaning "wheel, ring, circle".
Miya Japanese
The name could mean ‘three arrows’, ‘three valleys’ or ‘shrine’, the latter being the most common. Some occurrences in America are the result of shortening longer names.
Moan Irish
Reduced form of Mohan.
Moat Scottish
Habitational name from either of two places in Dumfriesshire called Moat, named from Middle English mote ‘moat’, ‘ditch’, originally referring to the whole system of fortifications. In some cases it may have been a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a moated dwelling.
Modi Indian
Modi was borne by Gujarati and Parsi people. There is a clan called Modi among the Oswal Banias.
Mohr German
From a short form of an old personal name, Morhart (see Morath).
Mõis Estonian
Mõis is an Estonian surname meaning "manor".
Mokh Russian
Derived from Russian мох (mokh) meaning "moss".
Mole English
Mole is (in some but not all cases) the English form of the German Möhl meaning mill.
Mõõk Estonian
Mõõk is an Estonian surname meaning "sword".
Mook German
This surname means 'flying insect' from a German word that is mauke. (I think it is mauke, I am SO not sure.)
Mööl Estonian
Mööl is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "möll" meaning "tumult" and "turbulence".
Mori Slovene, Italian
Variant of Moro.
Mörk Swedish
Means "dark" in Swedish.
Mørk Danish
Means "dark" in Danish.
Mørk Norwegian
From Old Norse mork "wood". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway.
Mort English
Perhaps from a Norman nickname based on Old French mort "dead", possibly referring to someone with a deathly pallor or otherwise sepulchral appearance.
Mosa Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Sindhi, Dhivehi
From the given name Musa.
Most German
Metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of must, i.e. unfermented grape juice, from Middle High German most, ultimately derived from Latin mustum vinum meaning "young (i.e. fresh) wine"... [more]
Most Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived in a place where moss grew.
Most Polish, Jewish
Topographic name from Slavic most meaning "bridge", or a habitational name from any of several places named with this word.
Mota American
Surname of YouTuber and Dancing with the Stars competitor Bethany Mota.
Mota Spanish, Portuguese
Topographic name for someone who lived by a fortified stronghold.
Motz German
Meaning "dirty" or "grubby".
Moya Spanish
Habitational name from any of various locations called Moya.
Moyo Shona
Meaning unknown.
Mráz Czech
Mráz means "frost".
Mróz Polish
From a nickname for a white-haired man or alternatively for one of an icy and unsociable disposition, from Polish mróz "frost". Also can be from a short form of the personal name Ambroży
Mudd English
Either (i) "person who lives in a muddy area"; (ii) from the medieval female personal name Mudd, a variant of Maud (variously Mahalt, Mauld, Malt, vernacular versions of Anglo-Norman Matilda); or (iii) from the Old English personal name Mōd or Mōda, a shortened form of various compound names beginning with mōd "courage".
Muir Scottish
Topographic name for someone who lived on a moor, from a Scots form of Middle English more moor, fen.
Muld Estonian
Muld is an Estonian surname meaning "soil" or "dirt".
Mull Scottish
Scottish, Irish, or English: Probably comes from the Scots language, as the Scots word for "headland" or comes from the geographical term, which is an Anglicization of the Gaelic Maol, a term for a rounded hill, summit, or mountain bare of trees... [more]
Münt Estonian
Münt is an Estonian surname meaning "coin".
Mura Japanese
"Village, Hamlet", an element usually accompanied with other elements such as Yukimura, Nishimura, etc.
Murd Estonian
Murd is an Estonian surname meaning "break" and "fracture".
Mürk Estonian
Mürk is an Estonian surname meaning "poison" and "venom".
Muru Estonian
Muru is an Estonian surname meaning "lawn".
Musk English
Perhaps a variant of Dutch Musch.
Must Estonian
Estonian surname meaning "black".
Muuk Estonian
Muuk is an Estonian surname meaning "skeleton key".
Muul Estonian
Muul is an Estonian surname meaning both "mule" and "seawall".
Müür Estonian
Müür is an Estonian surname meaning "wall".
Myoi Japanese
A famous bearier of this surname is Myoi Mina from the Kpop girl group TWICE.
Näär Estonian
Näär is an Estonian surname meaning "burnet-saxifrage (a plant: Pimpinella saxifraga)" and "jay".
Nael Estonian
Nael is an Estonian surname meaning "nail".
Nagy Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Naaji chiefly used in Egypt.
Nair Indian, Malayalam
From Nair, the name of a group of Hindu castes concentrated in the Indian state of Kerala. The origin of the word itself is somewhat disputed. Some believe it is derived from nayaka, an honorific meaning "leader of the people", while another theory suggests that is is derived from the Sanskrit नाग (nāgá) "snake, serpent" (a reference to the practice of snake worship)... [more]
Naka Japanese
It means "middle". A notable bearer is Yuji Naka, a video game designer and programmer.
Nara Japanese
This surname is used as 楢, 奈良 or 那良 with 楢 (shuu, yuu, nara) meaning "oak", 奈 (dai, na, nai, ikan, karanashi) meaning "Nara, what?", 那 (na, da, nani, nanzo, ikan) meaning "what?" and 良 (ryou, i.i, -i.i, yo.i, -yo.i, ra) meaning "good, pleasing, skilled."... [more]
Narr German
Nickname for a foolish or silly person, from Middle High German narr ‘fool’, ‘jester’.
Naru Japanese
The meaning of the name Naru is ''become''
Nary Ancient Irish
An anglicized form of the Gaelic surname O Naraigh. This surname is derived from the personal name Narach which means modest.
Nash Circassian
Shapsug name derived from Adyghe нэ (nă) meaning "eye" combined with щэ (š̍ă) meaning "milk" or "crooked, wry, bent".
Nast German
Topographic name for someone who lived in a thickly wooded area, or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter, from Middle High German nast meaning "branch", a regional variant of ast, resulting from the misdivision of forms such as ein ast meaning "a branch".
Nata Russian
From the given name Nata.
Nate English
From the given name Nate.
Nath Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi
From Sanskrit नाथ (natha) meaning "lord, owner, protector".
N’dri Western African (Rare)
The meaning behind N’Dri is “ Nearby the river “
Nead English
1. English: possibly a metonymic nickname for a needy person, from Middle English ne(e)d ‘need’. ... [more]