Submitted Surnames of Length 4

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the length is 4.
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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]
Nedd English, Welsh
Son of "Edward" in Old English.... [more]
Neff German, German (Swiss)
From Middle High German neve 'nephew', hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage.
Neho Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "raised foundation".
Nein German
Unexplained. Perhaps from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with an element cognate with Old High German niuwi meaning "new".
Neji Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 子師, combining 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, ne) meaning "child, sign of the rat (1st sign of Chinese zodiac)" with 師 (shi, su, nara.u, moromoro) meaning "army, exemplar, expert, master, model, teacher, war."
Neks Estonian
Neks is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "nekrut" meaning "recruit" and "conscript".
Nemo English
A different form of Nimmo (a Scottish name of unknown origin).
Nery Portuguese
Derivation of the Scottish surname Macnair.
Nerz German
From the German word Nerz meaning "Mink".
Neve English
Variant of Neeve
Ngai Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Wei.
Ngai Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Ni.
Nhâm Vietnamese
Vietnamese for Ren.
Nhan Vietnamese
Vietnamese: unexplained.
Nibo Circassian
Of unknown meaning.
Nice English
From the English word 'nice', meaning "kind".
Nied Upper German
South German: habitational name from Nied in Hesse.
Nies German
German: from a reduced form of the personal name Dionys (see Dennis), which was stressed on the last syllable; this was a popular personal name as a result of the influence of the French Saint Denis... [more]
Nigg German, German (Swiss)
From a short form of the personal name Niklaus, a German form of Nicholas.
Niib Estonian
Niib is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "nii" meaning "so", "thus", and "like that".
Niin Estonian
Niin is an Estonian surname meaning "bast" and "phloem" (the fibrous material from the phloem of a plant, used as fiber in matting, cord, etc.)
Niit Estonian
Niit is an Estonian surname meaning "meadow".
Nimr Arabic
Means "leopard" or "tiger" in Arabic.
Nine English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Nein or Neun, from Middle High German niun meaning "nine".
Niño Spanish
Nickname from Spanish niño meaning "child", "boy". This was often given to a first-born son as a familiar name.
Nirk Estonian
Nirk is an Estonian surname meaning "stoat".
Nisu Estonian
Nisu is an Estonian surname meaning "wheat".
Njie African
It means path finder. It is an African surname only 11 people in the UK have this surname
Njoo Indonesian
Variant of Nyoo.
Noah English
Derived from the biblical name Noah.
Noar English
This surname is thought to be derived from nore which could mean "shore, cliff." This could denote that someone might have lived in a shore or cliff. It may also be used as a surname for someone who lived in the now 'diminished' village of Nore in Surrey.
Noce Italian
Topographic name for someone who lived where nut trees grew, from noce "nut" (Latin nux, genitive nucis).
Nock Celtic, English
Dweller at the oak tree; originally spelt as "Noake" evolved into "Nock".
Noda Japanese
Combination of the kanji 野 (no, "area, field, hidden part of a structure; wild, rustic") and 田 (ta, "rice paddy, field"). A famous bearer of this surname is Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda (野田 佳彦; b. 1957).
Noël French
Means "Christmas".
Noer Arabic, Indonesian
Indonesian variant of Nur based on Dutch orthography.
Nõgu Estonian
Nõgu is an Estonian surname meaning "dell".
Noir French
Means "black" in French, originally used in Northern France as an ethnic nickname for someone from Southern France, Spain, Italy or North Africa. It also may have been used for someone who wore dark clothing or for someone who had an occupation during the night or was associated with the night.
Nolf German, Dutch
From a short form of the personal name Arnolf, composed of the Germanic elements arn 'eagle' + wulf 'wolf'. Dutch: from a reduced form of Nodolf, derived from the personal name Odolf by transfer of the final -n in a preceding personal name such as Jan, Simoen
Noll German
From a short form of any of various medieval personal names derived from Germanic personal names ending in -n + wald 'rule', for example Arnold and Reinwald.
Nomi Japanese
From the Japanese possessive particle 乃 (no) and 美 (mi) "beauty."
Nõmm Estonian
Nõmm is an Estonian surname meaning "heath".
Nool Estonian
Nool is an Estonian surname meaning "arrow".
Noon English
Either (i) from a medieval nickname for someone of a sunny disposition (noon being the sunniest part of the day); or (ii) from Irish Gaelic Ó Nuadháin "descendant of Nuadhán", a personal name based on Nuadha, the name of various Celtic gods (cf... [more]
Nööp Estonian
Nööp is an Estonian surname meaning "button".
Noop Estonian
Noop is an Estonian surname meaning "block".
Nöör Estonian
Nöör is an Estonian surname meaning "twine" or "cord".
Noor Arabic, Urdu, Somali, Bengali, Persian
Variant transcription of Nur.
Noor Estonian
Noor is an Estonian surname meaning "young".
Nora Italian, German
Italian and German: from a short form of the feminine personal names Eleonora or Leonora.
Nord Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "north".
Noto Japanese
The kanji I viewed personally is unknown. But if it were to be made simply, it would be : No ("Feild") + To ("Wisteria").
Nour Arabic, Persian, Urdu
From the given name Nur.
Novi Italian
Derived from Italian novello and ultimately derived from Latin novellus meaning "new". "Novi" also means "new" in several Slavic languages.
Novo Galician, Portuguese
Nickname from Portuguese and Galician novo ‘new’, ‘young’ (Latin novus). The word was also occasionally used in the Middle Ages as a personal name, particularly for a child born after the death of a sibling, and this may also be a source of the surname.
Nuga Estonian
Nuga is an Estonian surname meaning "knife".
Numa Japanese
Numa means "Swamp".
Nunn English
Means someone who is a nun
Nupp Estonian
Nupp is an Estonian surname meaning "knob", "button" and "bud".
Nurk Estonian
Nurk is an Estonian surname meaning "corner".
Nurm Estonian
Nurm is an Estonian surname meaning "lea" and "meadow" and "pasture".
Nuss German
from Middle High German nuz ‘nut’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a gatherer and seller of nuts, or a nickname for a man thought to resemble a nut in some way
Nute Anglo-Saxon, English
Derived from the given name Cnute. Alternatively, it may be of nickname origin, from the Old English word hnutu, which meant brown, and would have been given to someone with a brown complexion.
Nutt Estonian
Nutt is an Estonian surname meaning "nut" and also "crying" or "weeping".
Nüüd Estonian
Nüüd is an Estonian surname meaning "now" or "at present".
Nuur Arabic, Somali
From the given name Nuur.
Nuut Estonian
Nuut is an an Estonian surname meaning "whip". Also, a masculine given name derived form the Scandinavian name "Knut".
Nyce English
Variant of Nice.
Nyoo Indonesian
Indonesian variant of Yang via Dutch
Oaks English
English variant spelling of Oakes and Americanized form of Jewish Ochs.
Oats English
Variation of Oates.
Obel Danish
Surname
Ocón Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either the eponymous Riojan municipality or the Ocón de Villafranca neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Villafranca Montes de Oca.
O'day Irish
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh (see O’Dea).
Odda Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agriculture, such as workers and laborers.
Odde Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, meaning "earthworker".
Oddy Medieval English
Was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as the lords of the manor of Storkhouse, Gisbern and Withernsea in that shire. Believed to be descended from Count Odo.
O'dea Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin... [more]
Odén Swedish
Likely a locational name derived from place names containing the elements od or oden (see Oden).
Odin Swedish
Variant of Odén.
Odom English
Medieval nickname for someone who had climbed the social ladder by marrying the daughter of a prominent figure in the local community, from Middle English odam ‘son-in-law’ (Old English aðum).
Ödön Hungarian
From the given name Ödön.
Oehm German
Variant of Ohme
O'fee Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fiaich "descendant of Fiach".
Ofek Hebrew
Means "horizon" in Hebrew, used both as a given name and a surname.
Ofer Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Ofer, means "fawn" in Hebrew.
Ogai Korean (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Ogay.
Ogay Korean (Russified)
Form of Oh used by Koryo-saram using the particle -gay of unexplained meaning.
Ogle Scottish, English, Northern Irish
Habitational name from a place in Northumbria, named with the Old English personal name Ocga + Old English hyll 'hill'.
Ohka Japanese
A transcription of Oka meaning "Ridge, Hill". It's likely an americanized spelling.
Ohms German
Variant of Ohme
Öhrn Swedish
Variant of Örn.
Ohto Japanese
Variant transcription of Oto
Õige Estonian
Õige is an Estonian surname meaning "true" or "accurate".
Okas Estonian
Okas is an Estonian name meaning "thorn".
Okey English
Location name meaning "lives near oak trees".
Oksa Finnish
Means "branch" in Finnish.
Olaf Norwegian
From the name Olaf.
Olah Hungarian
Oláh (Olah) is a Hungarian surname that means Vlach/Romanian. A similar word is Olasz, meaning "Italian".Hungarian (Oláh): ethnic name from Hungarian oláh ‘Romanian’, old form volách, from vlach ‘Italian’, ‘speaker of a Romance language’.
Olds English
English: patronymic from Old .
Oldt Low German
North German: variant of Alt.
Oley English
Was my mother's fathers name. Also my mother's brother.
Olin English, Dutch
English or Dutch name meaning either "from a low lying area" or from the word Hollander meaning "one from the Netherlands" a country well known for a low lying landscape.
Olin Swedish
Combination of the unexplained element o-/oh- and the common surname suffix -lin. A notable bearer is Swedish actress Lena Olin (b. 1955).
Oman Arabic, English
From the place Oman.
Onai Shona
Onai means "See, observe". #It is a name that calls the hearer to see or observe that which happened".
Onge English
Variant of Ong or Yonge
Öngo Estonian
Öngo is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "õng", meaning "fishing rod/pole" or from the village of Õngu in Hiiu County.
Onna Estonian
Onna is an Estonian surname derived from "onn", meaning "cabin" and "shack".
Onno Estonian
Onno is an Estonian surname derived from "onu" meaning "uncle".
Ōoka Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Ooms Dutch
Derived from Dutch oom "uncle".
Oort Dutch
From Middle Dutch oort "edge, corner".
Opel German
Derived from the given name Albert.
Oper Estonian
Oper is an Estonian surname meaning "opera".
Opie English, Cornish
From the medieval personal name Oppy or Obby, a diminutive of such names as Osbert, Osborn, and Osbald... [more]
Öpik Estonian
Öpik is an Estonian surname meaning "textbook" or "manual".
Orav Estonian
Orav is an Estonian surname meaning "squirrel".
Ören Turkish
Means "ruin, ruins" in Turkish.
Oren Jewish
From the given name Oren.
Orro Estonian
Orro is an Estonian surname, probably derived from the prefix "oro-", relating to "hill" ("mäe") and "mountain" ("mägi"); "mountainous" or "hilly".
Orry English
1 English: unexplained.... [more]
Orsi Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Orso. It may also be an Italianized form of Slovenian Uršic, metronymic from the female personal name Urša, short form of Uršula (Latin Ursula), or a patronymic from the male personal name Urh, Slovenian vernacular form of Ulrik, German Udalrich
Oruç Turkish
From Turkish oruç meaning ''fast, to abstain from food''.
Oruč Bosnian
Derived from the Turkish Oruç.
Osas Somali
Variant of Ossas
Osei Western African
Very popular surname in Ghana.
Osis Latvian
Meaning "ash tree".
Õsso Estonian
Õsso is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "õsuma" meaning "shear".
Otte German
Otte was given to someone who lived in Bavaria, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging medieval society. The name Otte evolved from the Old German personal name Ott, a name of Emperors, made famous by Otto the Great (912-973), Holy Roman emperor.
Özer Turkish
From Turkish öz meaning "core, essence" and er meaning "man, male, warrior".
Özil Turkish
From Turkish words Öz meaning "core", "essence", "pure" and Il meaning "city", "province".
Paal Estonian
Paal is an Estonian surname meaning both "mooring post" and "dolphin".
Päär Estonian
Päär is an Estonian surname derived from "päärima" meaning "chirp" and "twitter".
Paas Estonian
Paas is an Estonian surname meaning "slate".
Paat Estonian
Paat is an Estonian surname meaning "boat".
Pach German
Pach is an occupational hereditary surname for a baker in Old German. Pach is also a German local name for someone who lived by a stream, which was originally derived from the German word "bach" which means stream... [more]
Pael Estonian
Pael is an Estonian surname meaning "ribbon".
Päev Estonian
Päev is an Estonian surname meaning "day".
Page German
Metonymic occupational name for a horse dealer, from Middle Low German page "horse".
Paia Estonian
Paia is an Estonian surname derived from "pai" meaning "good".
Paip Medieval Scottish, Biblical Latin, Scottish Gaelic
An ancient Caithness surname, meaning father. The family changed their name from "Paip" to "Pope".
Pais Estonian
Pais is an Estonian surname meaning "dam" and "dike".
Paju Estonian
Paju is an Estonian name, meaning "osier" ("willow").
Pakk Estonian
Pakk is an Estonian surname meaning both "parcel" and "forecastle".
Palk Estonian
Palk is an Estonian surname meaning both "timber" and "wage".
Päll Estonian
Päll is an Estonian surname meaning "screech owl".
Palm Swedish
Means "palm tree" in Swedish.
Palu Estonian
Palu is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath" and "heathy woodland".
Pang Estonian
Pang is an Estonian surname meaning "pail" and "bucket".
Pann Estonian
Pann is an Estonian surname meaning "pan".
Pärg Estonian
Pärg is an Estonian surname meaning "wreath".
Parr English
From a place so named in England. Derived from Old English pearr "enclosure".
Parr German
Variant of Pfarr.
Pash English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Pasch.
Pate English
Derives from the given name Pat(t), a short form of the personal name Patrick from the Latin Patricius meaning "son of a noble father".
Päts Estonian
Päts is an Estonian surname meaning "pone" or "loaf".
Pauw Dutch, Flemish
Means "peacock" in Dutch.
Peep Estonian
Peep is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name). Taken from the given name "Peep".
Peet Estonian
Peet is an Estonian surname meaning "beetroot".
Pegg English, Welsh
Son of "Margaret", in Old English.
Peia Italian
Village in Italy
Peik German
From Middle Low German pek ‘sharp, pointed tool or weapon’.
Peil Estonian
Peil is an Estonian surname meaning "gage".
Peit Estonian
Peit is an Estonian surname meaning "concealed" and "hidden".
Pelt Dutch
Dutch: shortened form of Van Pelt.
Pelz German, Jewish
Variant of Peltz.
Pema Tibetan, Bhutanese
From the given name Pema.
Peng Chinese
From Chinese 彭 (péng) referring to the ancient state of Peng that existed during the Shang dynasty.
Pent Estonian
Pent is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "pentsik" meaning "funny" and "eccentric".
Pera Croatian
Derived from Pero. Also means "feathers".
Peru Basque
Derived from the given name Peru.
Pett English
The name Pett has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was referred to as Peat. The surname Pett was originally derived from the Old English word which meant a spoiled or pampered child.
Pham Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Phạm.
Phua Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Pan 2.
Pica Italian, Catalan
Nickname for a gossipy or garrulous person, from the central-southern Italian word pica ‘magpie’. Compare Picazo.Catalan: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Pica.Catalan: from either pica ‘pointed object’ (weapon, etc.) or a derivative of picar ‘to prick’.
Pich Khmer
Means "diamond" in Khmer.
Pico Spanish
meaning beak of a bird, or peak of a mountain in spanish... [more]
Picó Catalan
Probably a nickname from Catalan picó "having a thick upper lip".
Pigg English
Derived from Middle English pigge meaning "young hog".
Piip Estonian
Piip is an Estonian surname meaning "pipe".
Piir Estonian
Piir is an Estonian surname meaning "border" and "frontier".
Pika Various
1. A variant of Pica.... [more]
Pike English, Irish
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a sharp point, from Old English pic ‘point’, ‘hill’, which was a relatively common place name element.... [more]
Pikk Estonian
Pikk is an Estonian surname meaning "long" and "tall".
Pill Estonian
Pill is an Estonian surname meaning "musical instrument".
Pilt Estonian
Pilt is an Estonian surname meaning "picture" and "painting".
Pind Estonian
Pind is an Estonian surname meaning "surface" and "area".
Pine English
Originally denoted a person who lived near a pine forest or who sold pine firs for a living.
Ping Chinese
Ping is the Mandarin pinyin romanization of the Chinese surname written 平 in Chinese character.
Pink English, German
Nickname, possibly for a small person, from Middle English pink penkg ‘minnow’ (Old English pinc).English (southeastern): variant of Pinch .Variant spelling of German Pinck, an indirect occupational name for a blacksmith, an onomatopoeic word imitating the sound of hammering which was perceived as pink(e)pank... [more]
Pink Estonian
Pink is an Estonian surname meaning "bench" and "garden seat".
Pinn English, German
Derived from Middle English pin and Middle Low German pinne, both meaning "peg" or "pin". This was an occupational name from a maker of these things. The German name can in some cases be an occupational name for a shoemaker.
Pinn English (British)
A topographic or habitational name from a place named with Middle English pinne, meaning "hill" (Old English penn).
Pirn Estonian
Pirn is an Estonian surname meaning "pear".
Pisa Italian
Habitational name from the city of Pisa in Tuscany. The city was probably founded by Greek colonists, but before coming under Roman control it was in the hands of the Etruscans, who probably gave it its name... [more]
Pita Spanish
Spanish and Portuguese: from Spanish, Portuguese pita ‘chicken’ or in some cases possibly from the plant pita ‘pita’, ‘American aloe’, presumably a topographic name.
Pius Estonian
Pius is an Estonian surname meaning "pious".
Plum English, German, Jewish
English and North German: from Middle English plum(b)e, Middle Low German plum(e) ‘plum’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a plum tree, or a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower... [more]
Poet Scottish
Of uncertain origin, probably a variant of Pate.
Pöge German
German cognate of Page.
Põhi Estonian
Põhi is an Estonian surname meaning "north".
Põim Estonian
Põim is an Estonian surname derived from "põimima" ("enlace" or "entwine")' loosely meaning "weaver".
Põld Estonian
Põld is an Estonian surname, meaning "field".
Poli Italian
From the given name Polo, medieval variant of Paolo.
Polk German
Ethnic name for a Pole.
Polk Scottish
Reduced form of Pollock.