Submitted Surnames of Length 4

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the length is 4.
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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.
Lauw Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Liu based on Dutch orthography.
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".
Leaf English
Derived from Old English lēof "dear, beloved".
Leah English
It means "clearing".
Leal Portuguese, Spanish
Means "loyal" in Portuguese and Spanish. A famous bearer of this surname is Roberto Leal, a very popular singer in Portugal.
Leal English
Derived from Old French leial "loyal, faithful (to obligations)", this name was occasionally used as a nickname for a trustworthy person.
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".
Lell Estonian
Lell is an Estonian surname meaning "uncle".
Lemm Romansh
Derived from the given name Wilhelm.
Lemm Low German, Dutch
Derived from the given name Lambert.
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.
Leng Khmer
Khmer form of Liang.
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]
Lett Estonian
Lett is an Estonian surname meaning "counter" or "counter table".
Leva Bulgarian (Rare), Czech (Rare), French (Rare), Jewish (Rare)
From the Hebrew given name Lev, meaning Lion. It is also the name of the currency in Bulgaria, and a verb in French meaning to lever or to lift.
Levy Jewish
Variant of Levi.
Lewy Polish, Jewish
Polish nickname (meaning "Left") given to left-handed people; or a variant of Levy
Leyn Russian
Russian variant of Lane 1, reflecting the English pronunciation.
Leyn Russian, Jewish
Russian surname of unclear origin. This may be a matronymic surname derived from the Jewish name Leah meaning "weary".
Lian Chinese
From Chinese 连 (lián) meaning "link, join, connect".
Lieb German, Jewish
Nickname for a pleasant or agreeable person, from Middle High German liep "dear, beloved"; Yiddish lib or German lieb. This word was also used as a personal name, both alone (German) and in compounds (German and Jewish).
Lieb German
From a short form of the various compound Slavic personal names formed with lubo- "love" as the first element.
Liem Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Lin chiefly used in Indonesia.
Liem Dutch
Habitual surname for Lieme in Eastphalia, which is from lim meaning "mire".
Lien Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Lin.
Lien Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese 连 (see Lian).
Lieu Vietnamese
Vietnamese (Liêu): unexplained.
Liew Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Liu.
Ligi Estonian
Ligi is an Estonian surname meaning "near" or "accessible".
Liik Estonian
Liik is an Estonian surname meaning "kind" or "benevolent".
Liim Estonian
Liim is an Estonian surname meaning "glue", "adhesive" and "dough".
Liit Estonian
Liit is an Estonian surname meaning "alliance" or "union".
Liiv Estonian
Liiv is an Estonian surname, meaning "sand".
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').
Lima Portuguese
Topographic name for someone who lived on the banks of the Lima River in Portugal, most likely derived from Indo-European *léymō meaning "lake".
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.
Lind Yiddish
Variant of Linde.
Liné French (Rare)
From Old French liné meaning "made of linen". This name was an occupational name for someone who weaved linen or was a linen merchant.
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".
Lipp German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from a short form of the given name Philipp.
List Hungarian
Variant of Liszt.
Liuh Chinese (Cantonese)
Variant transcription of Chinese (Cantonese) 廖 (see Liu 3).
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]
Löbe German
Variant of Löwe from Middle High German lēwe löuwe "lion" hence a nickname for a brave or regal person. In some cases the surname may have been a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn distinguished by the sign of a lion.
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".
Loia Italian
Most likely a variant of Aloia. May alternately be related to Italian loggia "atrium, open-roofed gallery", Greek λεώς (leos) "the people", or Tuscan loia "dirt, filth on clothes or skin", perhaps a nickname for someone with a profession that often made them dirty, such as mining.
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".
Loos Dutch, German
Patronymic from a short form of either Dutch Lodewijk or German Nikolaus, or the name of a place in northern France.
Lööv Swedish
Variant of Löf.
Lööw Swedish
Variant of Löf.
Lopo Portuguese
From the given name Lopo.
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
Palermo,Sicily,Italy
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.
Lott French
From the Department (Region/State)in France, "Lot" and "Lot-et-Garrone"; also a river in France (Lot). Brought to the British Isles, Holland (Netherlands) and later the United States, Canada and South Africa, by French Huguenots.
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.
Luce Norman, French
Form of Lucius, meaning "light". A notable bearer of this surname is French singer-songwriter Renan Luce (1980-).
Ludd Anglo-Saxon, Old Irish
The name--the surname of the legendary inspiration for the Luddites--was taken on by someone who worked as a person who worked as a servant or a page. This surname was originally derived from the Old English word Ladde, an English occupational name for a servant.... [more]
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".
Luís Portuguese
From the given name Luís.
Luiz Portuguese
From the given name Luis.
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)
Lung Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Long.
Lunn Norwegian, English
Derived from Lund, which in turn comes from the Old Norse lundr, meaning "grove of trees".
Lunz German
Nickname for a careless or slovenly person, from Middle High German lunzen 'to doze'. Can also be a habitational name for someone from Lunz in Tyrol.
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, Norwegian
Means "heather" in Norwegian and Danish.
Lynx Southern African, English
Meaning "lynx" in English.
Lyss English
Variant of Lys.
Lysý Czech, Slovak
Derived from Czech and Slovak lysý "bald".
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
Mabe Japanese
Variant reading of Umabe.
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.
Madi Muslim
Variant of Mahdi.
Maga Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 真賀 (see Maka).
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
Maka Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "true" and 賀 (ka) meaning "congratulation".
Mäki Finnish
Finnish surname from the word mäki meaning "hill".
Makó Hungarian
From a pet form of the given name Makár or Mátyás.
Mala Filipino, Maranao
Either from Maranao mala meaning "timid, shy" or mala', a title of nobility meaning "big, great".
Male English
Nickname for a virile man, from Middle English male meaning "masculine".
Mali Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Gujarati
Occupational name for a gardener or florist, derived from Sanskrit माला (mala) meaning "garland, wreath".
Mäll Estonian
Mäll is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "mälu", meaning "memory".
Malm Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish
Means "ore" in the Scandinavian languages.
Malo Italian
Possibly from Italian mano "hand", a nickname for a skillful person, or a short form of a given name such as Romano.
Mama Filipino, Maguindanao, Maranao
Means "man, male" in Maguindanao and Maranao.
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".
Mane Indian, Marathi
Drived from Sanskrit मान (mana) meaning "respect, honour" or मान्य (manya) meaning "respected, venerable".
Mané Western African, Manding
From the name of a Mandinka clan, meaning uncertain.
Mani German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from a short form of the given name Emmanuel.
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]
Mano Japanese
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Manu Western African, Akan
Means "second-born child" in Akan.
Maor Hebrew
From the given name Maor.
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".
Mari Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 鞠 (mari) meaning a type of ancient football used by courtiers.
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
Maru Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 九 (see Ichijiku).
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.
Mase Japanese
From Japanese 間 (ma) meaning "among, between" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current".
Mase Japanese
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current".
Mast Dutch
Derived from Middle Dutch mast "(ship's) mast; pole", this was a nickname for a tall, lanky man.
Mast German, Dutch
Derived from Middle High German and Middle Dutch mast "mast (fodder made of acorns and beechnuts); the process of fattening livestock", this used to be an occupational name for a pig farmer or a swineherd... [more]
Maté Hungarian
Hungarian (Máté): from the ecclesiastical personal name Máté, Hungarian form of Matthew.
Matz German
From A Pet Form Of The Personal Names Matthäus Or Matthias (See 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]
Maya Basque (Hispanicized), Catalan, Spanish
As a Spanish surname, this is a Castilianized form of Portuguese Maia. As a Catalan surname this is a variant of Maià... [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
Mean Khmer
Means "rich" in Khmer.
Meas Khmer
Means "gold" in Khmer.
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".
Meer German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from Late Latin maior domus "mayor of a palace" (compare Meyer 1).
Meka Telugu
From Telugu మేక (meka) meaning "goat".
Meli Romansh
Derived from the given name Bartholomäus.
Mely French (Rare)
Of debated origin and meaning.
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.