Submitted Surnames of Length 4

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the length is 4.
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Igot Filipino, Cebuano
Means "lipote" (a type of tree in the genus Syzygium) in Cebuano.
Igwe Igbo
Means "sky".
Iida Japanese
From Japanese 飯 (ii) meaning "cooked grains, cooked rice" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Iino Japanese
Ii means "cooked grains" and no means "field, wilderness".
Ijaz Urdu
Derived from the given name Ijaz.
Ikei Japanese
Ike means "pool, pond" and i means "well, mineshaft, pit".
Ilao Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog ilaw meaning "light".
Iles English (British), French
English (mainly Somerset and Gloucestershire): topographic name from Anglo-Norman French isle ‘island’ (Latin insula) or a habitational name from a place in England or northern France named with this element.
Ilus Estonian
Ilus is an Estonian surname meaning "beautiful".
Imam Arabic, Bengali, Persian, Urdu
From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used to denote a Muslim leader.
İman Turkish, Uyghur
From the given name İman.
Iman Muslim
(widespread throughout the Islamic world): from a personal name based on Arabic Iman.
Iman Arabic, Urdu, Somali, Bengali, Persian
From the given name Iman.
Imon Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 井門 (see Ido 2).
Imre Hungarian
From the given name Imre.
Imyo Japanese
Imyo is a rare Japanese surname meaning "ANOTHER NAME" or "SYNONYM".
İnal Turkish
Means "trusted, believed" in Turkish.
İnan Turkish
Means "faith, belief" in Turkish.
Inan English, Irish
Possibly a variant of Dunn.
İnce Turkish
Means "thin, slim" in Turkish.
Inga Italian, Spanish
Italian name, however probably Germanic origins
Ings English
This surname of Norse origin referring to water meadows and marshes, including those that were part of the Humber flood plain.
Inōe Japanese
猪上 comes from the kanji (猪 = boar) and (上 = above; up) and could be translated as "The boar from above"
Inoo Japanese
Ino means "boar" and o means "tail".
Inot Filipino, Cebuano
Means "frugal, stingy" in Cebuano.
Inui Japanese
Inu means "dog" and i means "well, mineshaft, pit".
Inui Japanese
From Japanese 乾 (inui) meaning "northwest".
Ioka Japanese
From Japanese 井 (i) meaning "well" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Iori Japanese
This surname is used as 庵, 井居, 井折, 井織, 伊折 or 伊織 with 庵 (an, iori, io) meaning "hermitage, retreat", 井 (sei, shou, i) meaning "well, well crib, town, community", 伊 (i, kare) meaning "Italy, that one", 居 (kyo, ko, i.ru, -i, o.ru) meaning "reside, to be, exist, live with", 折 (setsu, o.ru, ori, o.ri, -o.ri, o.reru) meaning "fold, break, fracture, bend, yield, submit" and 織 (o.ri) meaning "fabric, weave."... [more]
Iran Persian
A name for someone from Iran
Irie Japanese
Iri means "entry, input" and e means "inlet, river".
Irie Japanese
From Japanese 入江 (irie) meaning "inlet, cove, creek".
Isam Arabic
Derived from the given name 'Isam.
Ishi Japanese
Ishi means "stone".
Işık Turkish
Means "light" in Turkish.
Isip Filipino, Tagalog
Means "mind, intellect, reason" in Tagalog.
Isla Spanish
Means "island" in Spanish.
Isom English
Variant of Isham.
Issa Arabic
Derived from the given name Isa 1.
Itoh Japanese
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 伊藤 (see Itō).
Itoh Japanese
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 井筒 (see Itō).
Itou Japanese
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 井筒 (see Itō).
Ivan Croatian
Derived from the forename Ivan.
Ivas Romanian, Croatian
As a Croatian surname it is derived from forenames starting with Iv-, for example Ivan, Ivo 2, Ivica, etc.
Ivaz Serbian
Derived from the forename Ivan.
Ivče Croatian
Derived from the forename Ivan.
Ives English
Means "son of Ive", a medieval male personal name, brought into England by the Normans but ultimately of Germanic origin, a shortened form of any of a range of compound names beginning with īv "yew" (cf... [more]
Ivey Anglo-Saxon, English
Anglo-Saxon: Ivey is a variant of the Anglo-Saxon baptismal name Ive. It is the Anglo-Saxon equivalent of "Son of Ive".... [more]
Ivić Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Ivo".
Ivin Russian
From iva, meaning "willow".
Iwae Japanese
Iwa means "stone, rock" and e means "bay, creek, inlet".
Iwan Welsh
Derived from the given name Iwan.
Iwao Japanese
Iwa means "stone" and o means "tail".
Izem Berber, Northern African
From the given name Izem, directly taken from the Tamazight word ⵉⵣⴻⵎ (izem) meaning "lion".
Izuz Hebrew
Derived from the Hebrew name Oz, means "strength, courageous".
Izzo Italian
From the given name Azzo.
Jäär Estonian
Jäär is an Estonian surname meaning "Aries".
Jabr Arabic
From the given name Jabr
Jace English (Rare)
Derived from the given name Jace
Jacó Portuguese
From the given name Jacó.
Jade English, French
From the given name Jade. It could also indicate someone with jade green eyes.
Jago Cornish
A patronym, Jago is the Cornish for James/Jacob but is most commonly found as a surname. It’s use as a surname dates back to the early 13th Century.... [more]
Jagr Czech
Jágr is a Czech-language surname. It is related to the German surname Jäger which means "hunter" in German. It is used by the Ice Hockey player Jaromír Jágr.
Jahu Estonian
Jahu is an Estonian surname meaning "flour".
Jaik Estonian
Jaik is an Estonian surname derived from "jäik" meaning "rigid" and "stiff".
Jalg Estonian
Jalg is an Estonian surname meaning "foot".
Jane English
Derived from the given name Jane.
Jang Korean
Korean form of Zhang, from Sino-Korean 張 (jang).
Jani Indian, Odia, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit ज्ञानिन् (jñānin) meaning "knowing, learned, wise".
Japp German
Derived from a diminutive of Jacob.
Jara Spanish
Habitational name any of the various places in southern Spain named Jara or La Jara, from jara meaning "rockrose", "cistus".
Järv Estonian
Derived from Estonian järv "lake" (compare Finnish Järvi).
Jary French
France-England-USA
Jauk German (Austrian)
The meaning of the name Jauk is similar to the word "acre" in English. It is a measure word for how much land an ox can plough in one day. People with the surname Jauk are likely to have descended from farmers... [more]
Jaye English
Variant of Jay.
Jeff English
From the given name Jeff
Jena Indian, Odia
Means "prince" in Odia.
Jenő Hungarian
From the given name Jenő.
Jeon Korean
From Sino-Korean 全 (jeon) meaning "whole, entire".
Jere French
Derived from the personal name Jerome, which is derived from the Greek name Hieronymos, meaning “sacred name.” Jerome was a saint who was known for translating the Bible into Latin.
Jeyi Shona
Porcupine. Wamambo. Strong, Courageous, Joyful and loving.
Jian Chinese
From Chinese 簡 (jiǎn) meaning "simple, uncomplicated".
Jiao Chinese
From Chinese 焦 (jiāo) referring to the ancient state of Jiao, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now the provinces of Shaanxi and Henan.
Jiro Japanese
From Japanese 耳 (ji) meaning "ear" and 郎 (ro, rou, rō) meaning "son, male"
João Portuguese
From the given name João.
Joel English
Derived from the given name Joel.
Jõgi Estonian
Means "river" in Estonian.
Jõks Estonian
Jõks is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jooks" meaning "run", "course", "scamper" and "traveling".
Joll Estonian
Joll is an Estonian surname meaning "dinghy (boat)".
Jong Korean
Alternate romanization of Jeong chiefly used in North Korea.
Joof Serer
The surname Joof (English spelling in Gambia) whit its derivatives Juuf / Juf (Seereer proper) or Diouf (French spelling in Senegal and Mauritania) is a Senegambian surname found amongst the Seereer people of Senegal, the Gambia and Mauritania... [more]
Joon Estonian
Joon is an Estonian surname meaning "line" and "stripe".
Joos Romansh
Derived from a short form of the given name Jodocus.
José Spanish, Portuguese, French
Derived from the given name José.
Jost Dutch, German
Dutch and German: from a personal name, a derivative of the Breton personal name Iodoc (see Joyce), or from the personal name Just.
Joya Catalan
Catalan variant of Hoya
Jozi Hlubi (?), African
A Hlubi word referring to a sword or spear mkonto,mkhonto,lerumo
Juan Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese 阮 (see Ruan).
Juel Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Alternate form of Juhl. This variant of the name can be traced back to the 14th century and is the name of a Danish noble family sometimes referred to as "Juel med stjernen" meaning "Juel with the star" in reference to their coat-of-arms, as a way to distinguish them from another Danish noble family - the Juul-family - who in turn are known as "Juul with the fleur-de-lis"... [more]
Juen Romansh
Variant of Juon.
Juga Estonian
Juga is an Estonian surmane meaning "waterfall" and "cascade".
Juhe Estonian
Juhe is an Estonian surname meaning "cord" and "wire".
Juhl Danish, Norwegian (Rare), Low German
Likely originating as a nickname for people born around Christmas or who had a connection with that time of year, from the Old Norse jól, which was the name of the Nordic pagan midwinter festival, or modern Danish jul meaning "Christmas" (cf... [more]
Juht Estonian
Juht is an Estonian surname meaning "leader" and "driver".
Juin French
Derived from French juin meaning "June", perhaps indicating a person who was baptized in that month.
Juli German
Derived from the given name Julius.
July English (African)
Derived from the given name Julius.
Juma Swahili, Arabic
From the given name Juma.
Jump English
Perhaps from the English word jump. A notable namesake was American scientist Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941).
Juni Filipino (Rare), Tagalog (Hispanicized, Rare)
Refers to the sound or song of a bird, derived from Tagalog huni.
Junk German
Variant of Jung.
Juon Romansh
Derived from the given name Johann.
Jutt Estonian
Jutt is an Estonian surname meaning "story" or "tale".
Juul Danish, Norwegian
Alternate form of Juhl. This variant of the name can be traced back to the 13th century as the name of a Danish noble family still alive today. The family is sometimes referred to as "Juul med liljen" meaning "Juul with the fleur-de-lis" in reference to their coat-of-arms, as a way to distinguish them from another Danish noble family - the Juel-family - who in turn are known as "Juel with the star"... [more]
Juur Estonian
Juur is an Estonian surname meaning "root".
Juus Estonian
Juus is an Estonia surname meaning "hair".
Kaag Dutch
Named after the Dutch town of Kaag.
Kaal Estonian
Kaal is an Estonian surname meaning "scale", "balance" and "weight".
Kaan Turkish
From the given name Kaan.
Kaar Estonian
Kaar is an Estonian surname meaning "arc" or "arch".
Kaas Estonian
Kaas is an Estonian surname meaning "brother", "co-" and "fellow".
Kaba Turkish
Means "rough, rude, coarse" in Turkish.
Kaba Japanese
From Japanese 樺 (kaba) meaning "birch tree".
Kaba Western African, Manding
From a Mandinka clan name perhaps derived from the name of a village in southern Mali.
Kabe Japanese (Rare)
Ka ("Increase,Step Up"), ... [more]
Kabu Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 蕪 (Kabu), a clipping of 蕪 (Kabumon) meaning "Kabu Gate", a name of a group of several households, that was in the division of Kami in the area of Noda in the city of Izumi in the prefecture of Kagoshima in Japan, for the Kadowari System that took place in the Edo Period in the former Japanese province of Satsuma in parts of present-day Kagoshima, Japan.... [more]
Kabu Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 蕪 (kabu) meaning "brassica rapa".
Kaer Estonian
Kaer is an Estonian surname meaning "oats".
Kaga Japanese
From the Japanese 加 (ka) "increase," "step up" and 賀 (ka or ga) "congratulation."
Kaga Japanese
From Japanese 加 (ka) meaning "add, increase" and 賀 (ka) meaning "congratulate, greet, celebrate".
Kaga Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 何 (see Nani).
Kägu Estonian
Kägu is an Estonian surname meaning "cuckoo" (Cuculus canorus).
Kahn German
Derived from German Kahn "small boat" as well as a Germanized form of the Jewish surname Cohen.
Kahr German
Short form of the medieval personal name Makarius.
Kail Estonian
Kail is an Estonian surname meaning "wild rosemary".
Kain Irish
Variant of Kane.
Käis Estonian
Käis is an Estonian surname meaning "sleeve".
Käit Estonian
Käit is an Estonian surname meaning "operation" and "duty".
Kaji Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "wind". This is the last name of famous Japanese voice actor from Tokyo Japan, Yūki Kaji.
Kaju Estonian
Kaju is an Estonian surname derived from "kajut" meaning "cabin".
Kaki Japanese
From Japanese 柿 (kaki) meaning "persimmon".
Kakk Estonian
Kakk is an Estonian surname meaning both "cake" and "owl".
Kaku Japanese
Kaku means "draw."
Kala Estonian
Kala is an Estonian surname meaning "fish".
Kale Croatian
Possibly derived from Turkish kale, meaning "castle, fortress".
Kale Indian, Marathi
Means "black" in Marathi, ultimately from Sanskrit काल (kala).
Kalk Estonian
Kalk is an Estonian surname meaning "heartless", "callous" and "harsh".
Kalk German, Dutch
Occupational name for a lime burner from Middle High German kalc and Middle Dutch calk "lime" (both a loanword from Latin calx).
Käll Swedish
From Swedish källa "source (of a stream of water)", ultimately derived from Old Norse kelda.
Kall Estonian
Kall is an Estonian surname meaning "slope".
Kalm Estonian
Kalm is an Estonian surname derived from "kalme", meaning "burial mound" and "kalmistu", meaning "cemetery".
Kalp German, Jewish
From Middle High German kalp ‘calf’, German Kalb, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who reared calves.
Kalt German, German (Swiss)
From Middle High German kalt "cold" probably applied as a nickname for someone who felt the cold or for someone with an unfriendly disposition.
Kama Estonian
Kama is an Estonian surname; from "kama", a food made of finely milled flour.
Kami Nepali
From the name of a caste of blacksmiths derived from Nepali काम (kam) meaning "work, act", ultimately from Sanskrit कर्मन् (karman).
Kami Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 神 (see Jin).
Kamm Estonian, German
It's origins are of German origin, meaning "comb"... [more]
Kamp German, Dutch, Danish
From the German element kamp (from Latin campus) "field".
Kana Estonian
Kana is an Estonian surname meaning "hen" and "chicken".
Kana Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 海南 (see Unami).
Känd Estonian
Känd is an Estonian surname meaning "stump".
Kane Irish, Norwegian
From the anglicized Irish surname Cathan, meaning "warlike." In Norway, it's used as a noble name.
Kang Chinese, Korean
From Chinese 康 (kāng), derived from Kangju (康居), the Chinese name for an ancient kingdom in Central Asia (now known as Sogdiana). It may also refer to the city of Samarkand in present-day Uzbekistan, which was called 康 in Chinese.
Kann Estonian
Kann is an Estonian surname meaning "jug" and "pitcher".
Kano Japanese
From Japanese 狩 (ka) meaning "hunt, gather" and 野 (no) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kanō Japanese
From Japanese 加 (ka) meaning "add, increase" and 納 (nō) meaning "settlement, obtain, reap".
Kanō Japanese
From Japanese 加 (ka) meaning "add, increase" and 納 (nō) meaning "settlement, obtain, reap".
Käos Estonian
Käos is an Estonian surname derived from "käosulane", meaning "warbler" (Hippolais).
Käpp Estonian
Käpp is an Estonian surname meaning both "orchid" and "paw".
Kapu Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting an "agricultural worker".
Kara Turkish
Means "black, dark" in Turkish.
Kärg Estonian
Kärg is an Estonian surname meaning "honeycomb".
Kari Finnish, German (Austrian), Slovene (?), Hungarian, Indian, Marathi
As a Finnish name, it is a topographic and ornamental name from kari "small island", "stony rapids", "sandbar", or "rocky place in a field". This name is found throughout Finland.... [more]
Kari Estonian
Kari is an Estonian surname meaning both "reef" and "herd".
Kark Estonian
Kark is an Estonian surname meaning "stilt" (Himantopus himantopus).
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.
Karp Polish
From Middle High German karp(f)e Middle Low German karpe or Slavic (Russian and Polish) and Yiddish karp ‘carp’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a carp fisherman or seller of these fish or a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish.... [more]
Karu Estonian
Karu is an Estonian surname meaning "bear".
Kase Japanese
From Japanese 加 (ka) meaning "add, increase" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current".
Kass Estonian
From the Estonian word kass, meaning "cat".
Kate English
Derived from the given name Kate.
Katz Jewish
An abbreviation of the phrase kohen tsedek "righteous priest".
Kauk German
probably a variant of Kauke from Middle Low German koke "cake" (dialect kauke) hence a metonymic occupational name for a baker or confectioner or a nickname for a cake lover.
Kaul Kashmiri (Modern)
The word Kaul, meaning well-born, is derived from Kula, the Sanskrit term for family or clan.
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
Kawa means "river, stream".
Kaye English
From the first name Kaye.
Kaze Japanese
Kaze means "wind".
Kazi Indian (Muslim)
Variant spelling of Qazi ‘judge’.
Kazi Bengali, Indian
Variant of Qazi.
Kazi Bengali, Indian (Muslim)
Bengali form of Qazi as well as an alternate transcription of Hindi काज़ी and Urdu قاضی.
Kear Scottish Gaelic
Kear is derived from the Gaelic name O'Ciarain or O'Ceirin, which comes from the Gaelic word ciar, meaning black or dark brown.
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
Kerk Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Guo.
Kern German, Dutch, Jewish
from Middle High German kerne "kernel, seed pip"; Middle Dutch kern(e) keerne; German Kern or Yiddish kern "grain" hence a metonymic occupational name for a farmer or a nickname for a physically small person... [more]
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"
Khem Khmer
Meaning uncertain.
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).
Khim Khmer
Means "zither, harp" in Khmer, referring to a type of traditional stringed instrument.