Submitted Surnames of Length 4

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the length is 4.
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Prys Welsh
From the Welsh personal name Rhys, which also took the forms Rice and Rees. This name was originally derived from the Old Welsh forename Ris, which means ardour.
Pták Czech
Czech surname meaning "bird".
Ptak Polish
Polish surname meaning "bird".
Puff Popular Culture
This is the surname of Mrs. Puff from SpongeBob SquarePants.
Puhm Estonian
Puhm is an Estonian surname meaning "shrub".
Puiu Romanian
Derived from the name Puiu.
Puķe Latvian
Derived from Latvian puķe "flower". Occupational surname for a person who sells flowers.
Pukk Estonian
Pukk is an Estonian surname meaning "trestle".
Pulk Estonian
Pulk is an Estonian surname meaning "peg".
Puna Estonian
Puna is an Estonian surname meaning "red".
Pung Estonian
Pung is an Estonian surname meaning "bud".
Punn Estonian
Punn is an Estonian surname meaning "cork" and "plug".
Pupu Mamalingua
Old name is good and old name rise pupu
Pürg Estonian
Pürg is an Estonian surname derived from "pürgija" meaning "aspirant" and "climber".
Puri Estonian
Puri is an Estonian surname meaning "sail".
Purk Estonian
Purk is an Estonian surname meaning "pot".
Puro Finnish (Rare)
From the Finnish word puro, meaning "a brook".
Puss Estonian
Puss is an Estonian surname meaning "penknife" and "carving knife".
Pütt German
Habitational name from any of several places so named in Rhineland, Westphalia, and Pomerania, but in most cases a topographic name from Middle Low German putte ‘pit’, ‘well’, ‘puddle’, ‘pond’.
Pütt Estonian
Pütt is an Estonian surname meaning "tub" and "cask".
Putz German
German for "plaster". Likely used to denote someone who manufactured plaster
Puur Estonian
Puur is an Estonian surname meaning "hutch" or "coop".
Püvi Estonian
Püvi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "puuvili" meaning "fruit".
Pyak Korean (Russified)
Russified form of Baek used by ethnic Koreans living in former Soviet territories.
Pyke English
Most likely originates from the words pike (the weapon or the fish), having to do with fishermen or soldiers, or pick, having to do with miners or somebody who tills the ground.
Pyle English
From the Middle English word pile, meaning "stake" or "post", which is derived via Old English from Latin pilum, meaning "spike" or "javelin". This was a topographic name for someone who lived near a stake or post serving as a landmark, a metonymic occupational name for a stake maker, or a nickname for a tall, strong man.
Pyle Dutch
Metonymic occupational name for a marksman or an arrowsmith, from pijl meaning "arrow".
Pyne English
Means "pine" from the Old French pin. This was originally given as a topographical name for someone who lived by a conspicuous pine tree or in a pine forest.
Qamo Albanian
Comes from Ancient Greek.
Qian Chinese
From Chinese 錢 (qián) meaning "money".
Qiao Chinese
Named after a Chinese mountain, Qiao Shan, where Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi was supposedly buried. This is the 96th most common surname in China.
Qing Chinese
From Chinese 青 (qīng) meaning "blue, green, young".
Quán Chinese
From Chinese 泉 (quán) meaning "fountain, spring".
Quan Chinese
Of the Quan village
Quek Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Guo.
Quin English
Variant of Quinn.
Raab German
Derived from German rabe "raven". As a surname, it was given to a person with black hair.
Raad Dutch
Metonymic occupational name for an adviser, counselor, or member of a town council, from raad ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.
Raag Estonian
Raag is an Estonian surname; a colloquial name meaning "twig" and "leafless branchlet".
Rääk Estonian
Rääk is an Estonian surname meaning "Corn crake (Crex crex)".
Raam Estonian
Raam is an Estonian surname meaning "frame" or "carriage".
Raat Dutch
''Somebody who gives good advice'', ''counsel'' Raad = advice.... [more]
Raba Estonian
Raba is an Estonian surname meaning "bog" or "raised bog".
Rabe German
German surname meaning "raven, crow".
Raha Estonian
Raha is an Estonian surname meaning "money".
Rahe German
Nickname for a rough individual, from a North German variant of Rauh.
Rahe Estonian
Rahe is an Estonian surname meaning "hail".
Rähk Estonian
Rähk is an Estonian surname meaning "rubble".
Rähn Estonian
Rähn is an Estonian surname meaning "woodpecker".
Rahn Low German
From the slavic tribe of the Rani on the island of Rügen.
Rahu Estonian
Rahu is an Estonian surname meaning both "peace" and "reef".
Raia Italian, Sicilian
Either a topographic name from Sicilian raia ‘smilax’ (a climbing shrub), or else derived from Sicilian raja meaning ‘ray’, or ‘skate’ (the fish), presumably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish or a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller.
Raia Arabic
Derived from Arabic رياح (rayah) meaning ‘flag’.
Raid Estonian
Raid is an Estonian surname derived from "raidur"; meaning "hewer".
Raie Estonian
Raie is an Estonian surname meaning "cutting", "hewing" and "(tree) lumbering".
Raig Estonian
Raig is an Estonian surname meaning "slough" (a swamplike area)".
Raij Spanish, Judeo-Spanish, Portuguese, Romani (Caló)
Borrowed from Hindi राइज (raij) meaning "rice". This surname is found among Christian and Jewish Caló families.
Raik Estonian
Raik is an Estonian surname derived from "raikaerik" meaning "oat grass"
Räim Estonian
Räim is an Estonian surname meaning "Baltic herring".
Rais Arabic
From the given name Rais.
Raja Estonian
Raja is an Estonian surname meaning "boundary" or "border".
Raju Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Variant of Raj chiefly used in Southern India.
Raju Estonian
Raju is an Estonian surname meaning "storm".
Ramm Estonian
Ramm is an Estonian surname meaning both "beetle" and "(to) ram".
Ramp German (Swiss)
German and Swiss German: variant of Rampf, from Middle High German ramft, ranft ‘edge’, ‘wall’, ‘crust (of bread)’; applied as a topographic name for someone who lived at the limit or outer edge of some feature, for example a field, or possibly, in the sense ‘crust’, a nickname for a poor person.
Rana Indian, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali, Urdu
From the Sanskrit title राणा (rana) meaning "king".
Rand Estonian
Rand is an Estonian surname meaning "beach".
Rang German
Variant of Range.... [more]
Räni Estonian
Räni is an Estonian surname meaning "flint" and "fire stone".
Ranj Indian
From the given name 'Ranj'
Ränk Estonian
Ränk is an Estonian surname meaning "heavy", "burdensome" and "wicked".
Rant Estonian
Rant is an Estonian surname meaning "arris" and "flange".
Rask Estonian
Rask is an Estonian surname meaning "puttee (a cloth or leather legging)".
Rath German
1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): descriptive epithet for a wise person or counselor, from Middle High German rāt ‘counsel’, ‘advice’, German Rat ‘counsel’, ‘advice’, also ‘stock’, ‘supply’.... [more]
Raud Estonian
Raud is an Estonian surname meaning "iron".
Raun Estonian
Raun is an Estonian surname derived from "raunjalg" meaning "bird's nest fern" (Asplenium).
Ravi Indian
From the given name Ravi
Raya Galician, Spanish
Possibly a habitational name from Raya in Galicia or in Albacete and Murcia provinces. Possibly a topographic name from Spanish raya meaning "line", denoting the boundary between two countries or provinces.
Rayl German
Variant of Rehl, which it's meaning is probably a habitational name from Rehl in Rhineland or Rehlen in East Prussia.
Raza Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Ridha.
Razo Galician
A habitational name from Razo in A Coruña province, Galicia.
Réal French
This can derive from several different sources: southern French réal "royal", a word which was applied to someone either as a nickname (presumably given to people perceived as being regal) or as an occupational name (given to a person in the service of the king); or the French place name Réal, in which case this is a habitational name taken from any of various places which were named for having been part of a royal domain (also compare Reau, Reaux).
Reck German
Nickname from Middle High German recke ‘outlaw’ or ‘fighter’. North German and Westphalian: from Middle Low German recke ‘marsh’, ‘waterlogged ground’, hence a topographic name, or a habitational name from a place named with this term.
Reek Estonian
Reek is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "kreek", meaning "damson".
Rego Portuguese
Primarily Iberian, particularly Portuguese in origin. A topographic name for someone who lived by a channel.
Reha Estonian
Reha is an Estonian surname meaning "rake".
Rehi Estonian
Rehi is an Estonian surname meaning "threshing barn".
Rehn Swedish
Derived from Swedish ren "reindeer".
Reis Portuguese
Means "kings" in Portuguese.
Renn English (British)
The surname Renn was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from early times, and were originally descended from Ralph de Raines who was granted lands by William, Duke of Albany in that shire... [more]
Rens Dutch
From a reduced form of the personal name Laurens.
Reta Spanish
Castilianized variant of Basque Erreta, a habitational name from a town called Erreta in Navarre, Basque Country
Reus Dutch, German, Catalan
Dutch: nickname for a big man, from Middle Dutch reuse(n) 'giant'. German: topographic name from Middle High German riuse 'fish trap' (Middle Low German ruse) or from a regional term reuse 'small stream', 'channel'... [more]
Rhea English
English: variant spelling of Rea.
Rhys Welsh
In addition to being used as a given name, it occurs as a surname both alone and in combination with other surnames. Related patronymic forms of the surname are Price, Prys, Pris and Preece. A notable bearer is John Rhys-Davies.
Riad Arabic
From the given name Riad.
Rial English
Variant of Royle.
Rian Irish (Anglicized, Rare, ?)
An alternate spelling and pronunciation of Ó Riain, due to French influences after the progenitors of the family moved to France from Ireland.
Riaz Arabic
From the given name Riad.
Rick English
1 English: variant of Rich 2.... [more]
Rico Spanish, Italian
From the given name Rico.
Riek German
German: variant spelling of Rieck.
Riel French
French variant of Riehl. Most notable bearer is Canadian Métis political leader Louis Riel, best known for his Red River Rebellion.
Rifi Moroccan
Habitational name from the region of Rif.
Rifi Moroccan
Derived from the Rifian word for Rifian.
Riis Scandinavian
Nickname from ris 'twigs', 'scrub', or a habitational name from any of several places so named in Denmark. Norwegian: habitational name from any of five farmsteads named Ris, from Old Norse hrís 'brushwood'.
Rilo English
Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old English elements ryge (rye) and lēah (wood, clearing, meadow). See also Riley.
Rind German
Probably a metonymic occupational name for a cattle dealer or butcher, from Middle High German rint meaning "cow".
Rino Italian
From the given name Rino.
Rist Estonian
Rist is an Estonian surname meaning "cross".
Rita Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan
From the female personal name Rita, a reduced form of MargharitaMargaret’, chosen in particular in honor of a 15th-century Italian saint who bore the name in this form.
Ritz German
From a short form of the personal name Rizo, itself derived in part from Richard and in part from Heinrich (see Henry).
Rkhi Korean (Russified)
Russified form of Rhee used by ethnic Koreans living in parts of the former Soviet Union.
Roan Irish
variant of Roane
Roby English
From a medieval diminutive form of the given name Robert.
Roca Catalan
Habitational name from any of the numerous places so named, from Catalan roca "rock". This name is also Occitan.
Rock English
Topographic name for someone who lived near a notable crag or outcrop, from Middle English rokke "rock" (see Roach), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Rock in Northumberland.
Rodé Ancient Greek
A man said it was a location.
Roel English, Spanish, Dutch, German
From the name Roeland, meaning "famous country".
Rohe Low German
The surname ROHE is from a short form of a Germanic formed with Middle High German Rouen 'to roar' or old High German ruin 'Care' , 'intent' (See roch).
Rohi Estonian
Rohi is an Estonian surname meaning "grass" or "pasturage".
Rohr German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived in an area thickly grown with reeds, from Middle High German ror. Also a habitational name from one of the several places named with this word.
Roht Estonian
Roht is an Estonian surname meaning "veld".
Roka Japanese
Japanese name meaning "White crest of the wave".
Rolf German
English: Composed of the Germanic elements hrod ‘renown’ + wulf ‘wolf’. This name was especially popular among Nordic peoples in the contracted form Hrólfr and seems to have reached England by two separate channels; partly through its use among pre-Conquest Scandinavian settlers, partly through its popularity among the Normans, who, however, generally used the form Rou (see Rollo).... [more]
Rolf English
From the Middle English personal name Rolf, composed of the Germanic elements hrōd "renown" and wulf "wolf". This name was especially popular among Nordic peoples in the contracted form Hrólfr, and seems to have reached England by two separate channels; partly through its use among pre-Conquest Scandinavian settlers, partly through its popularity among the Normans, who, however, generally used the form Rou(l) (see Rollo).
Roll Upper German, German, English
German: from Middle High German rolle, rulle ‘roll’, ‘list’, possibly applied as a metonymic occupational name for a scribe.... [more]
Romo Spanish
Derived from latin (rhombus) meaning obtuse, blunt.
Romp English, German
Likely a variant of Rump.
Ronk Estonian
Ronk is an Estonian surname meaning "raven".
Rönn Swedish
Means "rowan" in Swedish.
Roño Spanish
masculine form of roña which means dirt
Roog Estonian
Roog is an Estonian surname meaning "reed".
Rook English
From a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a rook (e.g. in having black hair or a harsh voice).
Rool Estonian
Rool is an Estonian surname meaning "wheel" and "helm".
Rõõm Estonian
Rõõm is an Estonian surname meaning "gladness".
Rööp Estonian
Rööp is an Estonian surname meaning "parallel" and "beside".
Roop Dutch
Dutch: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Robrecht.
Roos Estonian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, German (Swiss), Low German
Means "rose" in Estonian and Dutch. Swedish and Danish variant of Ros, also meaning "rose". This could be a locational name for someone living near roses, an occupational name for someone who grew roses, or a nickname for someone with reddish skin.
Root English, Dutch
English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English rote ‘glad’ (Old English rot). ... [more]
Rosi Greek, Italian
Greek: Metronymic from the female personal name Rosa, or alternatively a variant of Rosso.... [more]
Rost German
From a nickname for a red-haired person, from Middle High German rost meaning ‘rust’.
Rost German
A metonymic occupational name for a limeburner or blacksmith, from Middle High German, Middle Low German rōst meaning ‘grate, grill’ or Middle High German rōst(e) meaning ‘fire, embers, pyre, grate’ (typically one for burning lime).
Rott German
As far as I've researched the name dates back to a man by the name of Count Palatine Kuno von Rott (~1083). After he got land from the Pfalzfrafs which seem to be a nobile family line.... [more]
Rowe Jewish
A shortened form of the surname Horowitz, a variant of the surname Horovic, from the town of Horovice, Czech Republic.
Ruch German (Swiss)
It was originally a nickname for a greedy person, from Middle High German ruoch ‘eager,’ ‘intent.’... [more]
Rudd English
The surname Rudd is derived from the Old English root "rud-," a component in the words "rudig," which means "ruddy," and "ruddoc," which means "red-breast." The surname was originally a nickname for a ruddy complexioned or red-haired person, or perhaps for someone who habitually wore the color red.
Rude Norwegian, German
German: From a pet form of a personal name formed with Old High German hrōd "fame", for example Rudolf or Rüdiger... [more]
Rüga Estonian
Rüga is an Estonian surname derived from "rügama" meaning to "toil" and "rügaja" meaning "toiler".
Ruge German
Nickname from Middle High German ruowe, ruge ‘quiet’, ‘calm’ or Low German rug ‘rough’, ‘crude’.... [more]
Rugg English
Nickname for a person associated with the color red, whether through hair color, clothing, or complexion. Accordingly, the name is derived from the Old French word ruge, meaning red.
Rugh German
A variant of the Alsacian German (and probably Swiss before that) Ruch. Also a variant of the Danish Rügh (not related as far as is known)
Ruhe German
Variant of Ruge. (Rühe) is also a nickname from Rüde ‘hound.’ Habitational name from places named Rühen, Rüden, Rhüden in northern Germany.
Ruhr German
Name given to a person who lived near the Ruhr River in Germany.
Rule Scottish, English
Scottish name from the lands of Rule in the parish of Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. The derivation is from the River Rule which flows through the area, and is so called from the ancient Welsh word "rhull" meaning "hasty or rushing".... [more]
Rump Estonian
Rump is an Estonian surname meaning "dugout" and "punt".
Rünk Estonian
Rünk is an Estonian surname meaning "crag" and "rock".
Rush Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruis "descendant of Ros", a personal name perhaps derived from ros "wood". In Connacht it has also been used as a translation of Ó Luachra (see Loughrey).
Russ Popular Culture
Derived from Kievan Rus, an ancient state that existed in modern-day Russia. It is born by Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves from Warhammer 40,000.
Rust English, Scottish
A nickname to someone with reddish hair or a ruddy complexion.
Rusu Romanian, Moldovan
From Romanian rus meaning "Russian".
Ruth English, German (Swiss)
English: from Middle English reuthe ‘pity’ (a derivative of rewen to pity, Old English hreowan) nickname for a charitable person or for a pitiable one. Not related to the given name in this case.... [more]
Rutt English, German
English: variant of Root.... [more]
Ruus Estonian
Ruus is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "kruus" meaning "mug", "shingle" and "ballast". Possibly derived from "rüüs" meaning "frilled".
Rüüt Estonian
Rüüt is an Estonian surname meaning "golden plover" (Pluvialis apricaria).
Ruut Estonian
Ruut is an Estonian surname meaning "square".
Ryen Norwegian
Habitational name from any of more than ten farmsteads, originally named with Old Norse rugr ‘rye’ + vin ‘meadow’.
Ryle English
Habitational name from Royle in Lancashire (see Royle).
Rylo English
Variant of the surname Rilo.
Ryne German (Swiss)
Respelling of Swiss German Rhyn, a topographic name for someone living on the Rhine river, Middle High German Rin.
Saad Arabic
From the given name Sa'd.
Saag Estonian
Saag is an Estonian surname meaning "saw".
Saal Estonian
Saal is an Estonian surname meaning "hall".
Saat Estonian
Saat is an Estonian surname derived from "saatja", meaning "sender", "addresser", "guard" and "porter".
Saba French, Occitan
Nickname from a variant of Occitan sabe meaning "tasty, flavorsome". Compare Sabourin.
Saba Arabic
From the given name Saba or Sabah.
Sabo Serbian, Croatian, Romanian
Variant form of Szabó.
Säde Estonian
Säde is an Estonian surname (and feminine given name) meaning "spark".
Sade Hebrew
Means "field" in Hebrew.
Sáez Spanish
Derived from an uncertain given name, possibly Sancho.
Safa Persian, Turkish, Arabic, Urdu
From the given names Safaa or Safaa'.
Safi Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Meaning unknown. This is the name of branch of the Ghurghakhti Pashtun tribe in regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Safi Arabic
From the given name Safi.
Sage English (Modern)
From the English word sage (see Sage).
Saha Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sadhu) meaning "merchant, money-lender, banker".
Sahu Indian, Odia, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sadhu) meaning "merchant, money-lender, banker".
Said Arabic, Somali, Urdu
From the given name Sa'id.
Saif Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Saif.
Saiz Spanish
Variant of Sáez.
Saka Japanese
Saka means "Slope, Hill", often in other surnames and place names such as Osaka.
Saki Japanese
Meaning "Peninsula, Cape, Promontory", it's often an element of longer surnames, like Kawasaki, Osaki, etc.
Saks Estonian
Saks is an Estonian surname derived from "Saksa" ("German") and "Saksamaa" ("Germany"). Ultimately derived from "Saxon" and "Saxony".
Sale English, French
English: from Middle English sale ‘hall’, a topographic name for someone living at a hall or manor house, or a metonymic occupational name for someone employed at a hall or manor house. ... [more]
Salk English (American)
Likely the English form of Schalk, which means "dweller near a willow tree".
Salt Anglo-Saxon, English
Of Anglo-Saxon origin, from the town in Staffordshire.
Salu Estonian
Salu is an Estonian surname meaning "grove".
Sand English, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Jewish
From the vocabulary word sand. As a Swedish and Jewish name, often ornamental. Otherwise topographic.
Sand English, Scottish
Derived from a short form of Alexander.
Sand French
Derived from the given name Sando.
Sang Estonian
Sang is an Estonian surname meaning "handle" or "bail".
Sard English, French, Spanish, Italian
In the book "Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary by Henry Harrison and Gyda (Pulling) Harrison 1912 - Reprinted 1996.... The Sard surname (which has been in England, Italy and Europe for a long time) is defined thus on page 136...... [more]
Sari Estonian
Sari is an Estonian surname meaning "cluster" or "batch".
Sari Indonesian
Means "essence" in Indonesian. In 2014, this was the most common surname in Indonesia.
Sarı Turkish
Means "yellow, blond" in Turkish.
Särk Estonian
Särk is an Estonian surname meaning "shirt".
Sarv Estonian
Sarv is an Estonian surname meaning "horn".
Sasi Estonian
Sasi is an Estonian surname meaning "shock", "skein", and "snarl".
Saul Estonian
Saul is an Estonian surname derived from the biblical masculine given name "Saul".
Saur German
Variant of Sauer.
Savi Estonian
Savi is an Estonian surname meaning "clay".
Sawa Japanese
From Japanese 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Saza Japanese
From the Japanese 佐 (sa) "assistant" and 座 (za) "seat."
Seah Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Xie chiefly used in Singapore.
Sean English
The stage Surname of English singer Jay Sean (born Kamaljit Singh Jhooti)
Seep Estonian
Seep is an Estonian surname meaning "soap".
Sees German
Variant of Seese.
Seib German
Short form of SEIBOLD. Ultimately derived from names composed of the Germanic name element sigi "victory".
Seid German
From the Germanic given name Sito, a short form of a compound name formed with sigi "victory".
Seid Jewish
Metonymic occupational name from German Seide and Yiddish zayd "silk"
Seif German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a soap maker, from Middle High German seife, German Seife 'soap'.
Seif Arabic, Persian
From the given name Saif.
Seim Upper German
German: metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper, from Middle High German seim ‘honey’.
Self English
East Anglian surname, from the medieval English masculine name Saulf which was derived from the Old English elements "sea" and wulf "wolf".