Submitted Surnames of Length 4

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the length is 4.
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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).
Mert Turkish
From the given name Mert.
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).
Meşe Turkish
Means "oak" in Turkish.
Mete Turkish
From the given name Mete.
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.
Miao Chinese
From Chinese 缪 (miào), another name for Duke Mu of Lu, an ancient official whose name (穆) had the same pronunciation as the character 缪. After his death his descendants adopted 缪 as their surname.
Miao Chinese
From Chinese 苗 (miáo) meaning "seedling, shoot, sprout", also referring to the ancient fief of Miao, which existed in the state of Chu during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Henan province.
Mich Polish, English
From Michaj or Michal in Polish usage. From Michael in English.
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]
Mida Japanese
Variant of Mita.
Mier Dutch
Derived from Dutch mier "ant", perhaps denoting an industrious person.
Mier Spanish, 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
Miki means "three" and ki means "tree". ... [more]
Miki Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
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, mi.ru) 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 referring to "miso soup". Approximately 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.
Mita Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
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".
Miwa Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 神 (see Jin).
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.
Miya Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace".
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.
Mock English
english for the german surname maag
Modi Indian
Modi was borne by Gujarati and Parsi people. There is a clan called Modi among the Oswal Banias.
Mohr German, German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from Latin maurus "Moorish, North African".
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.
Mond German
Either from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with munt "protection guardianship" making it a cognate of Monday 1 or probably also a topographic or habitational name referring to a house with the sign of a moon from Middle High German mane mone "moon".
Monn Romansh
Derived from the given name Armon.
Mont French, Catalan
topographic name for a mountain dweller from Catalan and Old French mont "mountain" (from Latin mons genitive montis).
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".
More English, Scottish
Variant of Moore 3. A famous bearer was the English lawyer, humanist, and martyr Saint Thomas More (1478-1535).
More French
nickname for a dark-skinned man from Old French more "Moor" (from Latin Maurus). French cognitive of Moore 3.
More Indian, Marathi
Derived from Marathi मोर (mor) meaning "peacock", ultimately from Sanskrit मयूर (mayura).
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.
Moro Italian, Spanish
Nickname from moro "moor" from Latin maurus "moor, north african" and Italian variant of Mauro.
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 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.
Moth English
From a nickname derived from Middle English mothe meaning "moth". Known bearers include New Zealand photojournalist Margaret Moth (1951-2010), British artist Charlotte Moth (1978-), and British Roman Catholic bishop Richard Moth (1958-).
Mott English
The surname Mott was first found in Essex, where the family held a family seat from very early times, having been granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Moate (Irish: An Móta) is a town in County Westmeath, Ireland... [more]
Motz German
Meaning "dirty" or "grubby".
Moua Hmong
From the Hmong clan name Muas associated with Chinese 馬 () meaning "horse" (see Ma).
Moul Khmer
Variant transcription of Mul.
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
Muas Hmong
Original Hmong form of Moua.
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".
Muha Czech
Form of Mucha, from Czech "Moucha," meaning housefly.
Muir Scottish
Topographic name for someone who lived on a moor, from a Scots form of Middle English more moor, fen.
Muis Dutch, Indonesian
From Dutch muis meaning "mouse". Common in Indonesia.
Muld Estonian
Muld is an Estonian surname meaning "soil" or "dirt".
Mulè Italian
From Arabic مولى (mawlan) "guide, chief, lord, master".
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]
Mung Chin
From a part of a Chin masculine compound personal name of unexplained meaning.
Munn Scottish, English
Variant form of McMunn. In English, it is a nickname or an occupational name for a person who worked for monks, derived from Anglo-Norman French moun meaning "monk" (see Monk).
Münt Estonian
Münt is an Estonian surname meaning "coin".
Mura Japanese
Mura means "village, hamlet".
Murd Estonian
Murd is an Estonian surname meaning "break" and "fracture".
Mürk Estonian
Mürk is an Estonian surname meaning "poison" and "venom".
Muro Japanese
Muro means "room".
Muru Estonian
Muru is an Estonian surname meaning "lawn".
Musa Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name Musa.
Musk English
Perhaps a variant of Dutch Musch.
Must Estonian
Estonian surname meaning "black".
Muta Japanese
From Japanese 牟 (mu) meaning "pupil (of the eye)" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
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".
Myōi Japanese
Variant reading of Nai.
Myoi Japanese
A famous bearier of this surname is Myoi Mina from the Kpop girl group TWICE.
Myoi Japanese
Variant transcription of Myōi.
Myre Norwegian
Variant of Myhre.
Näär Estonian
Näär is an Estonian surname meaning "burnet-saxifrage (a plant: Pimpinella saxifraga)" and "jay".
Nabi Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Nabi.
Nada Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 納田 (see Nōda).
Nael Estonian
Nael is an Estonian surname meaning "nail".
Naga Japanese, Okinawan
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 奈賀 or 名嘉 (see Naka 2).
Nagy Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Naaji chiefly used in Egypt.
Naim Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Na'im.
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]
Naji Arabic, Persian
Derived from the given name Naaji.
Naka Japanese
It means "middle". A notable bearer is Yuji Naka, a video game designer and programmer.
Naka Japanese, Okinawan
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle; center". It is a reference to an event in the Northern and Southern Courts Period, of 3 sons of Takase who became heroes for the south. The emperor of Japan awarded each of the sons a new surname; Oku 3 for the eldest son, Naka for the middle son, and Kuchi for the youngest son.... [more]
Naka Japanese
From Japanese 那珂 (Naka) meaning "Naka", a district in the former Japanese province of Hitachi in parts of present-day Ibaraki, Japan.
Nani Japanese (Rare)
Means "what" in Japanese.
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]
Nard French
From Nard a short form of Bernard. French cognitive of Nardi.
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 Old 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".
Nasr Arabic
Derived from the given name Nasr.
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".
Nawa Japanese
From Japanese 名 (na) meaning "name, reputation" and 和 (wa) meaning "harmony, peace".
Naya Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 納 (see Osame).
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
Variant of Nidd.
Neel English
A variant of Neal
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.
Negm Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Najm.
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".
Nett Romansh
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Nicola 1.
Nett German, German (Swiss)
Derived from Early New High German net(t) "clean; pure; unadulterated".
Nett Irish
Variant of McNett.
Neve English
Variant of Neeve
Ngai Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Wei.
Ngai Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Ni.
Ngoy Central African
Means "lion" in Baluba cultures, identifying someone from a warrior or hunting family.
Nhâm Vietnamese
Vietnamese for Ren.
Nhan Vietnamese
Vietnamese: unexplained.
Nhek Khmer
Means "close, together, often, frequently" in Khmer. It may also be from a short form of Chinese 涅槃 (nièpán) meaning "nirvana".
Nhim Khmer
Meaning uncertain.
Niaz Urdu, Pashto
Derived from the given name Niyaz.
Nibe Japanese
Variant transcription or reading of Japanese Kanji 新部 (see Niibe).
Nibo Circassian
Of unknown meaning.
Nice English
From the English word 'nice', meaning "kind".
Nice French
From Nice, in France.
Nied Upper German
South German: habitational name from Nied in Hesse.
Nieh Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese 聂 (see Nie).
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 Upper German, German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from a short form of the given name Niklaus.
Nigh English
Variant of Nye.
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".
Ning Chinese
From Chinese 宁 (níng) meaning "peaceful, tranquil", also referring to the ancient county of Ningyi, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Henan province.
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".
Niro Italian
From Neapolitan niro "black", cognate to Neri.
Nisu Estonian
Nisu is an Estonian surname meaning "wheat".
Niva Sami, Finnish
From Finnish niva "small rapid in a river", ultimately derived from Northern Sami njavvi "small river, small rapid".
Niwa Japanese
Means "garden" in Japanese.
Niwa Japanese
From Japanese 丹 (ni) meaning "cinnabar, red" and 羽 (wa) meaning "feather, plume, wing".
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.
Noak German
Variant of Noack.
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".
Nōda Japanese
Variant of Osame but adding Japanese 田 (da), the joining form of 田 (ta) meaning "rice paddy, cultivated field", possibly referring to a place with rice paddies or cultivated fields.
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).
Noda Japanese
Variant reading or transcription of Japanese Kanji 納田 (see Nōda).
Noël French
Means "Christmas".
Noer Arabic, Indonesian
Indonesian variant of Nur based on Dutch orthography.
Nogo Mossi
Not available.
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.
Noji Japanese
From Japanese 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness" and 地 (ji) meaning "earth, land, dirt".
Noka Okinawan (Japanized, Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 野底 (see Nosoko).
Nold Romansh
Derived from a short form of the given name Arnold.
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".
Nông Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Nong, from Sino-Vietnamese 農 (nông).
Nong Chinese
From Chinese 农 (nóng) meaning "farming, agriculture, cultivation", also referring to the ancient official position Nong Zheng (農正) meaning "agriculture officer".
Nong Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Nông.
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".