Submitted Surnames Starting with K

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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Kaaka Maori
Originated from Northland New Zealand town, Te Kao. Te Kao is a district on the Aupouri Peninsula of Northland, New Zealand. State Highway 1 passes through the district. Cape Reinga is 46 km to the north, and Houhora is 24 km to the south... [more]
Kaal Estonian
Kaal is an Estonian surname meaning "scale", "balance" and "weight".
Kaalma Estonian
Kaalma is an Estonian surname relating to "kaal" meaning "balance".
Käämbre Estonian
Käämbre is an Estonian surname of undetermined origin, possibly derived from "kämbuline" meaning "chunky", or "kämblaluu" meaning "knuckle bone".
Kaan Turkish
From the given name Kaan.
Kaʻanāʻanā Hawaiian
This Hawaiian surname means The Black Magic.... [more]
Kaar Estonian
Kaar is an Estonian surname meaning "arc" or "arch".
Käära Estonian
Käära is an Estonia surname possibly derived from "käär" meaning "loop" and "meander".
Kääramees Estonian
Kääramees is an Estonian surname meaning "loop/crook man" (man from near a loop or crook in the landscape).
Käärik Estonian
Käärik is an Estonian surname derived from "käär", meaning "meander" or "kaarik" meaning "cart" or "carriage".
Kaariste Estonian
Kaariste is an Estonian surname derived from "kaar" meaning "arch".
Käärma Estonian
Käärma is an Estonian surname derived from "käär" meaning "(to) loop" or "meander".
Kaarmaa Estonian
Kaarmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "arc/curve land".
Kaarsoo Estonian
Kaarsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "arced/curved swamp". May also be an Estonianization of the surname "Karlson".
Kaas Estonian
Kaas is an Estonian surname meaning "brother", "co-" and "fellow".
Kaasa Estonian
Kaasa is an Estonian surname meaning "along" and "with", as well as "spouse".
Kaasik Estonian
Kaasik is an Estonian surname meaning "birch".
Kabaciński Polish
The surname Kabaciński is a habitational name for someone from a place called Kabaty, in Warszawa voivodeship. It is also a derivative of the nickname Kabat.
Kabaria Indian, Muslim
Means "greengrocer".
Kabayama Japanese (Rare)
Kaba (樺) means "birch", yama (山) means "mountain"
Kabe Japanese (Rare)
Ka ("Increase,Step Up"), ... [more]
Kabir Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Kabir.
Kabiri Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great".
Kabuto Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 甲, 兜, 加太, 甲頭, 加部東 or 鹿伏兎 with 甲 (ka, kan, kou, kinoe, kabuto) meaning "A grade, armour, carapace, first class, former, high (voice), instep", 兜 (to, tou, kabuto) meaning "headpiece, helmet", 加 (ka, kuwa.eru, kuwa.waru) meaning "add(ition), Canada, include, increase, join", 太 (ta, tai, futo.i, futo.ru) meaning "big around, plump, thick", 頭 (zu, to, tou, atama, kashira, kaburi, -gashira) meaning "head", 部 (bu, -be) meaning "bureau, class, copy, department, part, portion, section", 東 (tou, higashi) meaning "east", 鹿 (rou, ka, shika) meaning "deer", 伏 (fuku, fu.su, fu.seru) meaning "bend down, bow, cover, lay (pipes), prostrated" or 兎 (tsu, to, usagi) meaning "hare, rabbit."... [more]
Kachel German
Occupational name for a potter, from Middle High German kachel "pot", "earthenware vessel".
Kachler German
Variant of Kachel.
Kackley German
Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kächele (see Kachel).
Kaczanowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Kaczanów or Kaczanowo, named with Polish kaczan meaning "cob".
Kaczor Polish
Means "drake (male duck)" in Polish.
Kad German
1 German: habitational name for someone from a place called Kade near Magdeburg, Kaaden (German name of Kadeň in North Bohemia), or Kaden in Westerwald.... [more]
Kadak Estonian
Kadak is an Estonian surname derived from "kadakas", meaning "juniper".
Kadakas Estonian
Kadakas is an Estonian surname meaning "juniper".
Kadalipp Estonian
Kadalipp is an Estonian surname meaning "gauntlet".
Kaden German
Habitational name for someone from Kaaden in North Bohemia, or any of several other places called Kaden.
Kadijević Croatian, Serbian
Derived from kadija (кадија), meaning "Qadi", a judge of a Sharia court.
Kadokawa Japanese (Rare)
Kado means "Gate" and Kawa means "River". This surname means "Gated River".
Kadomatsu Japanese (Rare)
Kado ("Gate") + Matsu ("Pine Tree").
Kadosh Hebrew
Means "holy" in Hebrew.
Kadoshima Japanese (Rare)
I don't want to assume it's rare but it's definitely uncommon. Kado means "Gate" and Shima means "Island".
Kadota Japanese (Rare)
Kado means "Gate" and ... [more]
Kadyrov Chechen, Uzbek, Tajik, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Turkmen, Crimean Tatar, Tatar, Dagestani
Means "son of Kadyr". Notable bearers include father and son Akhmad (1951-2004) and Ramzan (1976-) Kadyrov, former President and current President of the Chechen Republic, respectively.
Kadziel Polish
Given by female royal for safe escort
Kaelas Estonian
Kaelas is an Estonian surname derived from "kael" and "kaelus" meaning "neck".
Kaer Estonian
Kaer is an Estonian surname meaning "oats".
Käesel Estonian
Käesel is an Estonia surname derived from "käes" meaning "on", "in possession", "come" and "arrive".
Kaetsu Japanese
From Japanese 嘉 (Ka) meaning "applaud, praise, esteem, happy, auspicious", and 悦 (etsu) meaning "ecstasy, joy, rapture". Other kanji combinations are possible, and can create alternate meanings.
Kaevats Estonian
Kaevats is an Estonian surname derived from "kaevata" meaning "dig".
Kaga Japanese
From the Japanese 加 (ka) "increase," "step up" and 賀 (ka or ga) "congratulation."
Kagamine Japanese, Popular Culture
From the Japanese (kagami) meaning "mirror" and (ne) meaning "sound".
Kagan Jewish
Eastern Ashkenazic form of Cohen.
Kaganov Jewish (Russified)
Russified version of Cohen.
Kageyama Japanese
From Japanese 影 or 景 (kage) meaning "shadow" or 蔭 (kage) meaning "shade, shelter" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Käggo Estonian
Käggo is an Estonian surname derived from "kägu" meaning "cuckoo".
Kagiyama Japanese
Means "key mountain".... [more]
Kägu Estonian
Kägu is an Estonian surname meaning "cuckoo" (Cuculus canorus).
Kahale Hawaiian
"The house".
Kahana Jewish
Aramaic equivalent of the Hebrew surname, Cohen.
Kahananui Hawaiian
From the given name Kahananui.
Kahar Estonian
Kahar is an Estonian surname meaning "branchy/spreading".
Kahinu Eastern African, Ge'ez, Amharic, Tigrinya, Swahili, Somali, Malagasy
Means "clergyman" in several Eastern African languages, originally denoting someone who was a clergyman (see the given name Kahinu).
Kahju Estonian
Kahju is an Estonian surname meaning "loss" and "harm".
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.
Kahraman Turkish
Means "hero" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian قهرمان (qahraman).
Kahue Hawaiian
From the given name Kahue.
Kahya Turkish
Means "butler, steward, housekeeper" in Turkish.
Kaiba Japanese
Kai means "ocean,harbor" while Ba means "leaf" and possibly others. {this might need further research}
Kaifu Japanese
Combination of the kanji 海 (kai, "sea, ocean") and 部 (bu, "division, section"). A famous bearer of this surname is Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu (海部 俊樹; b. 1931).
Kaigler English (American)
Americanized spelling of Kegler.
Kail Estonian
Kail is an Estonian surname meaning "wild rosemary".
Kaimiņš Latvian
Means "neighbour".
Kaine English
Variant of Caine.
Kainoa Hawaiian
From the given name Kainoa.
Käis Estonian
Käis is an Estonian surname meaning "sleeve".
Käit Estonian
Käit is an Estonian surname meaning "operation" and "duty".
Kaits Estonian
Kaits is an Estonian surname meaning "guard".
Kaiyō Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 回 (e, kai, ka.eru, mawa.shi-, -mawa.shi, mawa.su, -mawa.su, -mawa.ri, mawa.ru, -mawa.ru, motoo.ru) meaning "game, revolve, round" and 陽 (you, hi) meaning "daytime, heaven, male, positive, sunshine, yang principle."... [more]
Kaizawa Japanese
From Japanese 貝 (Kai) meaning "shellfish" and 澤 (Sawa, Zawa) meaning "swamp".
Kajakas Estonian
Kajakas is an Estonian surname meaning "gull".
Kajal Indian, Gujarati, Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit कज्जल (kajjala) meaning "collyrium, lotion" or "ink, soot", though it also refers to kohl, a dark powder used as a eye makeup.
Kaji Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "wind". This is the last name of famous Japanese voice actor from Tokyo Japan, Yūki Kaji.
Kajitani Japanese
Rare Japanese surname, roughly meaning "to add to the field; extend field boundaries".
Kajiura Japanese (Rare)
Kaji means "Wind" and Ura means "Seacoast, Bay". A notable bearer is Yuki Kajiura, a musician and producer that has worked for different anime series. A similar surname is Chiura.
Kajiwara Japanese
Written with characters meaning ‘oar’ and ‘plain’, this name is found mostly in western Japan.
Kajmak Croatian
Kajmak (or kaymak) is a dairy product from southeastern Europe and Central Asia.
Kaju Estonian
Kaju is an Estonian surname derived from "kajut" meaning "cabin".
Kajupank Estonian
Kajupank is an Estonian surname derived from "kalju (rock)" and "pank" (bank and cliff)".
Kakashi Japanese
This might come from the given name.
Kaki Japanese
From Japanese 柿 (kaki) meaning "persimmon".
Kakihara Japanese
From Japanese 柿 (kaki) meaning "persimmon" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain". A notable bearer of this surname is voice actor Tetsuya Kakihara (柿原 徹也, 1982–).
Kakimura Japanese
Kaki means "Persimmon" and Mura means and it could mean "Village" or "Hamlet", which is usually smaller than a village.
Kakine Japanese (Rare)
Kaki (垣) means "fence", ne (根) means "root, base, foundation". Notable bearers of this surname are Takuya Kakine, a football player, and Teitoku Kakine, a character from Toaru Majutsu no Index
Kakinuma Japanese
Kaki means "Persimmon" and Numa means "Swamp".
Kakita Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 柿 (kaki) meaning "persimmon" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kakk Estonian
Kakk is an Estonian surname meaning both "cake" and "owl".
Kąkol Polish
Means "corncockle".
Kaktiņš Latvian
Derived from the word kakts meaning "nook, corner".
Kaku Japanese
Kaku must mean "Draw", because the full name "Kaku Michi" means "Draw Path". It got kinda popular due its meaning.
Kakuma Japanese
From Japanese 加 (ka) meaning "add, increase" and 隈 (kuma) meaning "corner, shade".
Kakutani Japanese
From Japanese 角 (kaku) meaning "corner" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
Kala Estonian
Kala is an Estonian surname meaning "fish".
Kalaba African, Southern African, Tonga
Means "forgetful person".
Kalafatović Croatian
Derived from kalafat, meaning "caulker", a type of shipbuilder.
Kalamees Estonian
Kalamees is an Estonian surname meaning "fisherman".
Kalander German
Status name for the chairman or a member fraternity that held meetings on the first of each month, from Latin ad calendas.
Kalani Hawaiian
From the given name Kalani.
Kalashnik Ukrainian
Means "maker of kalaches", a variant of калачник (kalachnik) - itself composed of калач (kalach), a type of bread, and the agent suffix -ник (-nik). See also Kalashnikov.
Kalashnikov Russian
Means "son of the kalach-maker", derived from Russian калашник (kalashnik), a variant of калачник (kalachnik) "maker of kalaches" - kalach being a type of bread - combined with ‎the patronymic suffix -ов (-ov)... [more]
Kalawaiʻa Hawaiian
From the given name Kalawaiʻa.
Kalda Estonian
Kalda is an Estonian name, meaning "shore".
Kaldmaa Estonian
Kaldmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "sloping/incline land".
Kaldmets Estonian
Kaldmets is an Estonian surname meaning "sloping/incline forest".
Kaldoja Estonian
Kaldoja is an Estonian name meaning "sloping creek".
Kaldre Estonian
Kaldre is an Estonian surname derived from "kald-", meaning a "sloping" or "slanting incline".
Kaldvee Estonian
Kaldvee is an Estonian surname meaning "sloping/inclined" ("kald") "water"" ("vee").
Kale Croatian
Possibly derived from Turkish kale, meaning "castle, fortress".
Kaleb Croatian
Possibly rom the name Caleb.... [more]
Kalev Russian
Russian, from the elements Kal and -ev ("of"), therefore meaning "of Kal." Kal may be a shortened element of a Russian given name or place name.
Kalicki Polish
Polish: habitational name for someone from a place called Balice.
Kalinić Croatian, Serbian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
Kalinin Russian
Derived from Russian калина (kalina) meaning "guelder rose" (a type of plant).
Kalinowska Polish
Feminine form of Kalinowski.
Kalinowski Polish
Name for someone from any of various locations named Kalinowa, Kalinowo or Kalinów, all derived from Polish kalina meaning "viburnum (a type of plant)".
Kalinska Polish
emailconnect9@yahoo.com.au... [more]
Kalita Indian, Assamese
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Hindu caste in the Indian state of Assam.
Kaljend Estonian
Kaljend is an Estonian surname derived from the words "kalju" meaning "rock/cliff" and "eend" meaning "protusion/overhang".
Kalju Estonian
Kalju is an Estonian surname, meaning "cliff". "Kalju" is also a masculine given name.
Kaljujärv Estonian
Kaljujärv is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff lake".
Kaljula Estonian
Kaljula is an Estonian surname meaning "rock/cliff area".
Kaljulaid Estonian
Kaljulaid is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff islet".
Kaljumäe Estonian
Kaljumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff hill".
Kaljuots Estonian
Kaljuots is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff ("kalju") "end/tip" ("ots").
Kaljupank Estonian
Kaljupank is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff bank/escarpment".
Kaljuraag Estonian
Kaljuraag is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff willow".
Kaljurand Estonian
Kaljurand is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff beach".
Kaljusoo Estonian
Kaljusoo is an Estonian surname meaning "Kalju's (a masculine given name) swamp". Also probably an Estonianization of "Kalju's son".
Kaljuste Estonian
Kaljuste is an Estonian surname derived from "kalju" meaning "cliff" and "Kalju", a masculine given name.
Kaljuvee Estonian
Kaljuvee is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff water".
Kalk Estonian
Kalk is an Estonian surname meaning "heartless", "callous" and "harsh".
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".
Kalla Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "priest".
Kalla Sami
Derived from Kállá, the Sami form of Karl.
Kallai Estonian
Kallai is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "kall" meaning "slope" and "lai" meaning "wide/broad": "wide slope".
Kallan Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Kalla.
Kallas Estonian
Kallas is an Estonian surname, meaning "shore".
Kallasmaa Estonian
Kallasmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "bank/shore/coast land".
Kallasmets Estonian
Kallasmets is an Estonian surname meaning "shore forest".
Kallaste Estonian
Kallaste is and Estonian surname meaning "seaside" or "seashore".
Kallasvee Estonian
Kallasvee is an Estonian surname meaning "shore water".
Källberg Swedish
Swedish variant of Kjellberg.
Kalle Estonian
Kalle is an Estonian surname meaning "slope", "slant" and "incline".
Kallemaa Estonian
Kallemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "sloping land".
Kallemets Estonian
Kallemets is an Estonian surname meaning "sloping forest".
Kallio Finnish
Means "rock" in Finnish (as in a formation of solid rock, not a piece of stone). Common, is in the top 50 surnames. Kyösti Kallio was the fourth president of Finland.
Kallis Estonian
Kallis is an Estonian surname meaning "darling", "sweetheart", or "beloved".
Kallweit German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "smith; blacksmith; farrier", derived from Old Prussian kalt "to forge; to hammer" and Old Prussian kalweitis "the village smith".
Kalm Estonian
Kalm is an Estonian surname derived from "kalme", meaning "burial mound" and "kalmistu", meaning "cemetery".
Kalmus Estonian
Kalmus is an Estonian surname meaning "sweet flag (a waterside plant; Acorus calamus)".
Kalnieks Latvian
Derived from the word kalns meaning "mountain".
Kalogeropoulos Greek
Means "son of the monk" in Greek, derived from Greek καλόγερος (kalógeros) "monk, friar".
Kalos Ancient Greek
Means beautiful in Greek
Kalp German, Jewish
From Middle High German kalp ‘calf’, German Kalb, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who reared calves.
Kalsi Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Meaning unknown. Kalsi is a clan to Sikhs while it is a sub-caste to Lohars.
Kalthoff German
German (Westphalian): habitational name from a place named as 'the cold farm', from Middle High German kalt "cold" + hof "farmstead", "manor farm’, "court".
Kalviste Estonian
Kalviste is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "Kalvi", a village in Lääne-Viru County.
Kam North Korean
From Sino-Korean "甘" (Kam) meaning "Sweet".
Kama Estonian
Kama is an Estonian surname; from "kama", a food made of finely milled flour.
Kamada Japanese
From Japanese 鎌 (kama) meaning "sickle, scythe" and 田 (Tạ) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kamado Japanese
A traditional Japanese wood or charcoal-fuelled cookstove/furnace (竈 kama), while the second means "door" (門 do). Other kanji combinations are possible.
Kamaka Hawaiian
From the given name Kamaka.
Kamakawiwo'ole Hawaiian
From ka maka wiwo'ole, which means "the fearless eye, the bold face" in Hawaiian.... [more]
Kamakubo Japanese
Ichimasa Kamakubo
Kamal Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Kamal 1.
Kamalani Hawaiian
From the given name Kamalani.
Kamaliazad Pakistani, Persian
It's derived from the words Kamali meaning "Ascetic's blanket" & aazaad meaning "free or independent", or even kamaal-i-aazaad meaning "perfection of the free, or independent".
Kamara Western African
Used in Sierra Leone.
Kamat Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Konkani
Means "people who work in soil" from काम (kām) meaning "work, task, labour" combined with मिट्टी (miṭṭī) meaning "soil, earth".
Kamata Japanese
From Japanese 鎌 (kama) meaning "sickle, scythe" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kamban Faroese, Ancient Scandinavian, Ancient Celtic, Ancient Irish
Likely from Old Irish cambán "crooked one". This was the surname of Grímur Kamban, the legendary first settler in the Faroe Islands according to the Færeyinga saga. This name is still borne by a handful of people in the Faroe Islands today.
Kamble Indian, Marathi, Konkani
Occupational name for a weaver of blankets or a nickname for a person who often carried blankets with them, derived from Sanskrit कम्बल (kambala) meaning "blanket".
Kameda Japanese
From Japanese 亀 (kame) meaning "turtle, tortoise" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kamei Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "turtle well". It is written as 亀井. A bearer of this surname is Eri Kamei. She is a member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. (1988-)
Kamel Arabic
From the given name Kamal 1.
Kamenashi Japanese
Means "turle pear" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 亀 (turtle) and 梨 (pear).
Kamenev Russian
Russian spelling of surname Kamanov
Kamenov Bulgarian
Means "son of Kamen".
Kamhi Jewish
Name found throughout the Mediterranean, predominantly in Mizrahi and Sephardic Jewish communities. Meaning unknown.
Kamimura Japanese
Christy Kamimura
Kaminaga Japanese (Rare, ?)
I am a descendant of the Fujiwara clan and Asano clan and Minamoto clan and Emperor Seiwa.
Kaminaga Japanese
Kami/神 = God, Spirit, Supernatural Being. Naga/永 ,長. 永 = Eternal. 長 = Length, "So it basically means God Eternal, or God length.
Kaminari Japanese
From Japanese 上 (kami) meaning "above" and 鳴 (nari) meaning "sound, to ring" or 雷 (kaminari) meaning "thunder"
Kamińska Polish
Feminine form of Kamiński.
Kaminskas Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Kamiński.
Kamiyama Japanese
From Japanese 神 (kami) meaning "god" or 上 (kami) meaning "above, upper" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Kamm Estonian, German
It's origins are of German origin, meaning "comb"... [more]
Kamori Japanese
Ka means "Increase, Step Up" or "Congratulation" and Mori means "Forest".
Kamoshida Japanese
From Japanese 鴨 (kamo) meaning "duck", 志 (shi) meaning "will, purpose" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kamoto Japanese
This surname is used as 加本, 嘉本, 家本, 賀本, 下元, 嘉元 or 賀元 with 加 (ka, kuwa.eru, kuwa.waru) meaning "add(ition), Canada, include, increase, join," 嘉 (ka, yoi, yomi.suru) meaning "applaud, esteem, praise," 家 (ka, ke, ie, uchi, ya) meaning "expert, family, home, house, performer, professional," 賀 (ga, ka) meaning "congratulations, joy," 下 (ka, ge, o.riru, kuda.saru, kuda.ri, kuda.ru, sa.garu, sa.geru, shita, shimo, moto) meaning "below, descend, down, give, inferior, low," 本 (hon, moto) meaning "book, main, origin, present, real, true" and 元 (gan, gen, moto) meaning "beginning, former time, origin."
Kämpe Swedish
From Swedish kämpe "fighter".
Kampos Greek
From Greek meaning "plain, lowlands".
Kamposos Greek
Diminutive of Kampos.
Kamprad Swedish (Rare)
Rare Swedish surname of German origin. A notable bearer is Ingvar Kamprad (1926-2018), a Swedish business magnate and the founder of IKEA... [more]
Kan Korean (Russified)
Russified form of Kang used by ethnic Koreans living in parts of the former Soviet Union.