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.
Kolk Dutch
"Kolk is Dutch for either whirlpool or canyon. Probably the name refers to wild water."
Kolkmann German
Kolk is an old German word that means '' man who lives by the river'' and Mann is German for 'man'. The name Kolkmann comes from a man who lived by the North Rhine.
Koll German
From the given name Colo or Koloman. Alternatively derived from Middle Low German kolle "head".
Kollar German
Derived from the kolar "cartwright".
Kölle German
Variant of Koll.
Koller German
The name is derived from the Alemmanic word "Kohler," meaning "charcoal burner," and was most likely originally borne by a practitioner of this occupation.
Kõllo Estonian
Kõllo is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "kõlu" meaning "shells".
Kollodzieyski Polish (Rare)
Best known as the surname of a certain composer called Walter Kollo.
Kolo Polish
A Polish surname for someone who was born in the area of Koło, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Kołodziejczak Polish
Occupational name for a person who made or repaired wheels, from Polish kołodziej meaning "wheelwright".
Kolokotronis Greek
Notable bearer of this name is ... [more]
Kolos Hungarian
From the given name Kolos.
Kolovrat Russian, Croatian, Czech
A Kolovrat is a swastika-type Slavic symbol resembling a spinning wheel.
Kölsch German
From German kölsch, denoting someone from Cologne (Köln in German).
Kõlu Estonian
Kõlu is an Estonian surname meaning "shells" and "scrapings".
Kolymagin Russian
Derived from Russian колымага (kolymaga) meaning "jalopy (old, dilapidated car)".
Kolyvanov Russian
Uncertain meaning. Possibly derived from Old Russian Колывань (Kolyvan), an Old Russian name of the city of Tallinn.
Komada Japanese
Ko could mean "small, little" or "old", ma could mean "real, genuine" and da comes from ta meaning "rice paddy, field".
Komaeda Japanese (Rare)
From 小 (ko) meaning "small, little" or 古 (ko) meaning "old" combined with Maeda.... [more]
Komagata Japanese
Ko could mean "little, small" or "old". Ma could mean "genuine, real" or "horse". Gata could come from kata meaning "shape, form".
Komarov Russian
From Russian комар (komar) meaning "mosquito".
Komaru Japanese
From Japanese 小丸 (Komaru) meaning "Komaru", a former village in the former district of Mikumi in the former Japanese province of Tajima in parts of present-day Hyōgo, Japan.
Komati Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "trader".
Komatsu Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree".
Komatsubara Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small", 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Komatsuzaki Japanese (Rare)
Ko ("Small") + Matsu ("Pine Tree") + Zaki ("Peninsula, Cape"). This is a uncommon name, but it has kanji that 90% of Japanese family names have.
Komboïgo Mossi
Not available.
Kome Japanese
Variant of Yone.
Komemoto Japanese
Kome means "rice, America" and moto means "base, origin, root, source".
Komine Japanese
Ko mean "small" or "light" and mine means "peak".
Komisin Cuman
Originally Comyshyn .. The prefix denotes its Cuman ancestry, and the afix -shyn means Ukraine. Hence, Cuman of Ukraine.
Komissarova Russian
Exact origin is unknown but is likely to mean something along the lines of "commissioner" from its Russian translation. The masculine version is "Komissarov" and is used for males. Komissarov
Komiya Japanese
小 (Ko) means "small" and 宮 (miya) means "shrine".
Komiya Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace".
Komiyama Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small", 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Kömm Upper German
Possible East Franconian dialect variant of Kempf meaning "champion, warrior, fighter".
Komnenos Greek
From the village Komne in Thrace. The surname of one of the imperial families of Byzantium.
Komori Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest".
Komukai Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 向 (mukai) meaning "yonder, facing, beyond".
Kōmura Japanese
From Japanese 高 (kō) meaning "tall, high" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Komura Japanese
Ko means "small" and mura means "village, hamlet".
Komura Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Komura Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 高村 (see Kōmura).
Komuro Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 室 (muro) "room."
Konaka Japanese
小 (Ko) means "small" and 中 (naka) means "middle".
Konami Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 斯波 (see Shiba 2).
Končar Slovene, Serbian, Croatian
Derived from konac meaning ''thread'', ''string''.
Kõnd Estonian
Kõnd is an Estonian surname meaning "walk".
Konda Japanese
Written with characters meaning ‘now’ and ‘rice paddy’, this version of the name is found mostly in eastern Japan. In western Japan it is pronounced Imata.
Konda Telugu
Hindu name meaning ‘hill’ in Telugu.
Konda Slovene
Pet form of the personal name Kondrad
Kondo Japanese
Alternate transcription of Kondō.
Kondō Japanese
From Japanese 近 (kon) meaning "near, close" and 藤 () meaning "wisteria". The latter character could indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.
Kondou Japanese
From Japanese 近 (kon) meaning "near, close" and 藤 (dou) meaning "wisteria". The latter character could indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.
Kondrat Polish
From the given name Kondrat.
Konečný Czech, Slovak
From Czech and Slovak konečný meaning ''final, last, finite''. Perhaps a nickname for the youngest son of a family, a topographic name for someone who lived at the end of a settlement, or a nickname for someone who brought something to a conclusion.
Koneru Japanese
Japanese, Hokkaido : to knead,to mix with fingers, baker, bread.
Kong Chinese
From Chinese 孔 (kǒng) meaning "hole, opening". According to legend, this name was created by Cheng Tang, the founder and first king of the Shang dynasty. He formed it by combining the character for his family name, 子 () (his full personal name was Zi Lü), with 乙 (yǐ), the second part of his style name, Da Yi (or Tai Yi)... [more]
Kong Khmer
Means "invulnerable" in Khmer.
Kong Hmong
From the clan name Koo or Xoom associated with the Chinese characters 龔 (gōng) or 鞏 (gǒng) (see Gong) or 宋 (sòng) (see Song).
Kongkanantha Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI.
Kongkestr Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI.
Kongo Estonian
Kongo is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "kangur" meaning "weaver", or from "kongus" meaning "hooked".
Kongsabut Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI.
Koničanin Serbian
Habitational name for someone from the village of Koniče, Serbia.
Konick Yiddish
Variation of Koenig.
Koniecpolski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Koniecpol.
Königsberg Jewish
Associated with the Polish/Prussian/German/Russian town Königsberg, now called Kaliningrad. This surname was borne by the parents of American actor, writer, teacher, and director Walter Koenig (1936-) before they emigrated to the United States.
Konitzer German
A German habitational name for someone who lives in various places called Konitz in places like Thuringia, Pomerania, Moravia, or West Prussia.
Konks Estonian
Konks is an Estonian surname meaning "hook", "swan neck", and "trammel".
Konksi Estonian
Konksi is an Estonian surname derived from "konks" meaning "hook", "swan neck" and "trammel".
Konkyu Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 今給黎 (see Konkyū).
Konkyū Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 今給黎 (see Imakiire).
Konkyuh Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 今給黎 (see Konkyū).
Konkyuhrei Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 今給黎 (see Konkyūrei).
Konkyuhri Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 今給黎 (see Konkyūri).
Konkyuhryoh Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 今給黎 (see Konkyūryō).
Konkyūrei Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 今給黎 (see Imakiire).
Konkyurei Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 今給黎 (see Konkyūrei).
Konkyūri Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 今給黎 (see Imakiire).
Konkyuri Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 今給黎 (see Konkyūri).
Konkyūryō Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 今給黎 (see Imakiire).
Konkyuryo Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 今給黎 (see Konkyūryō).
Konkyuu Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 今給黎 (see Konkyū).
Konkyuurei Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 今給黎 (see Konkyūrei).
Konkyuuri Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 今給黎 (see Konkyūri).
Konkyuuryou Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 今給黎 (see Konkyūryō).
Konn Estonian
Konn is an Estonian surname meaning "frog".
Konno Japanese
Variously written, most usually with characters meaning ‘now’ or ‘near’ and ‘field’. Found mostly in eastern Japan, farther to the northeast it is pronounced Imano.
Konno Japanese
From Japanese 今 (kon) meaning "this, now" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Konno Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kon) meaning "gold, money" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Konno Japanese
From Japanese 紺 (kon) meaning "dark blue, navy blue" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Kõnnusaar Estonian
Kõnnusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "wilderness island".
Kōno Japanese
From Japanese 河 (kō) meaning "river" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Kōno Japanese
From Japanese 高 (kō) meaning "tall, high" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Kono Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese 河野 (see Kōno).
Konoe Japanese
Means "royal guardian" in Japanese. The kanji that make up this name are 近 (kon, "near, close") and 衛 (e, "protection"). A famous bearer of this surname was Japanese Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe (近衞 文麿; 1891–1945).
Konofagos Greek
Shortened form of the word, εικονοφάγος means 'icon eater'. Remnant of the iconoclastic years during the Byzantine empire.
Konopásek Czech
From konopa meaning "hemp", probably an occupational name for a rope maker.
Konovalov Russian
Derived from dialectal Russian коновал (konoval) meaning "farrier, horseleech".
Konparu Japanese
Kon means "gold" and paru is a form of haru, meaning "spring".
Konrad German
From the given name Konrad.
Konstantinakos Greek
Probably meaning little or the son of Konstantinos.
Konstantinopolites Greek
Given to someone from Constantinople.
Konstantinou Greek
From the given name Konstantinos.
Kont Estonian
Kont is an Estonian surname meaning "bone".
Kontio Finnish
Means "bear, bruin" in Finnish.
Kontostephanos Greek
The surname means short (κοντός) Stefanos.
Kontrafouris Greek
A surname of Italian origin, from the Italian words 'contra' meaning against, and 'furo' meaning thief. Common in Greece and among the Greek diaspora.
Konts Estonian
Konts is an Estonian surname meaning "heel" and "stubb".
Konvalinka Czech
Means "lily-of-the-valley" in Czech.
Kon'yashima Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 紺屋嶋 or 紺屋島 (see Koyajima).
Konyashima Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 紺屋嶋 or 紺屋島 (see Kon'yashima).
Könz Romansh
Variant of Chönz.
Konzelman German
Orginating from Konrad, which is a variant of Conrad, meaning "brave counsel." The second half of the name indicates one who was a councilman or advisor to someone of importance or power.
Kõo Estonian
Kõo is an Estonian surname derived from "kõu" meaning "thunder".
Koo Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese 辜 (see Gu).
Koo Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 神 (see Jin).
Kooistra Frisian
occupational name for a decoy man, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch kooye ‘decoy’.
Köök Estonian
Köök is an Estonian surname meaning "kitchen".
Kookmaa Estonian
Kookmaa is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "koks" meaning "coke" and "charred coal" and "maa" meaning "land": "coke/charred coal land".
Kooli Estonian
Kooli is an Estonian surname meaning "scholastic".
Koon American
Americanized spelling of German Kuhn or Dutch Koen.
Koonings Dutch
From the Dutch word "koning" meaning "king", thus meaning "of the king".
Kööp Estonian
Kööp is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "köök" meaning "kitchen".
Koop Dutch (Modern)
Comes from the Biblical given name Jacob, meaning "he who supplants."
Koop Estonian
Koop is an Estonian given name, derived from "koopa", the genitive form of "koobas", meaning "cave".
Koor Estonian
Koor is an Estonian surname meaning "bark" or "crust".
Koori Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 氷 (see Kōri).
Koorits Estonian
Koorits is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "koor" meaning both "(tree) bark" and "choir". It may also be a corruption of "kõrvits" meaning "pumpkin".
Koort Estonian
Koort is an Estonian surname meaning "cord".
Koot Estonian
Koot is an Estonian surname meaning both "flail" and "leg/shank".
Koovit Estonian
Koovit is an Estonian surname meaning "curlew" (Numenius).
Kopel Jewish
From a Yiddish diminutive of the given name Jacob.
Kopernik Polish
Occupational name for a copper miner or copper smelter.
Kopf German
Means "head" in German.
Kopko Polish, Ukrainian
Kopeck is a reduced pet form of the personal name Prokop.... [more]
Kopli Estonian
Kopli is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "koppel", meaning "enclosure" or "paddock".
Köppel German (Silesian)
Derived from Silesian German Köppel "head" (ulitmately derived from Low German Kopp), this name was a nickname for someone with a visible deformity or peculiarity of the head.
Koppen German
Patronymic from a reduced pet form of the personal name Jakob.
Koppen German
Habitational name from any of several places named Koppen.
Kopřiva Czech
Means "nettle".
Kopriva Slovak
Means "nettle".
Koprivica Serbian, Croatian
A diminutive of kopriva meaning ''nettle''.
Kopyto Polish, Jewish
Jewish Polish name possibly meaning "hoof"
Kopytov Russian
Patronymic surname derived from Russian копыто (kopyto) meaning "hoof". This may have been a nickname for a lame man or a shepherd.
Korada Polish
Polish: nickname from porada ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.
Koralewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Koralewo in Ciechanów voivodeship.
Kõrb Estonian
Kõrb is an Estonian surname with several meanings depending on the context: "desert", "wilderness", and "chestnut(color)/tawny".
Korb German
Means "basket" in German, denoting a basket maker or a basket vendor.
Korbeci German, Albanian
German name for Korb "basket" changed over time to Korbeci
Korbel German
Diminutive of Korb "basket".
Korbel Czech
Occupational name for a maker of drinking vessels, from korbel "tankard".
Korbut Ukrainian, Belarusian
From a form of the Lithuanian given name Kaributas. A famous bearer is former Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut (1955-).
Kordestani Kurdish
Originally indicated a person from the Kurdistan province (also known as the Kordestan province) in Iran.
Kore-eda Japanese (Rare)
Derived from the medieval given name Kore-Eda(是枝) means 'correct branch'. Hirokazu Kore-Eda is a famous movie director.
Koren Slovene, Hebrew
Koren is a surname which has multiple origins. Koren may be a variant of the German occupational surname Korn, meaning a dealer in grain. Alternatively, it may be a variant of the Greek female name Kora... [more]
Koretskiy Russian
Name for a person originally from the Ukrainian city of Korets, derived from Russian корец (korets) or корчик (korchik) both referring to a type of ladle.
Koretsky Russian, Jewish
Alternate transcription of Koretskiy.
Kõrge Estonian
Kõrge is an Estonian surname meaning "tall" and "exalted".
Kõrgemaa Estonian
Kõrgemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "highland".
Kõrgemäe Estonian
Kõrgemäe is an Estonian surname meaning "high hill/mountain".
Kõrgesaar Estonian
Kõrgesaar is an Estonian surname meaning "high/tall ash tree".
Kōri Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 氷 (kōri) meaning "ice".
Kori Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 氷 (see Kōri).
Koriyama Japanese
Kori could mean "ice" and yama means "mountain, hill".
Korjus Estonian
Korjus is an Estonian surname meaning "carrion".
Kork Estonian
Kork is an Estonian surname meaning both "cork" and "cap".
Korkmaz Turkish
Means "unafraid, fearless" in Turkish.
Korkut Turkish
Means "big hailstone, stern, resolute" in Turkish.
Körmös Hungarian
From Hungarian köröm "nail, claw", indicating someone with long or dirty nails, or perhaps someone aggressive.
Kormos Hungarian
Means "sooty" in Hungarian. Most likely a nickname for someone with dark hair or a shabby appearance, but may also be an occupational name for a house painter who used soot as a raw material. ... [more]
Korn German
From Middle High German korn "grain", a metonymic occupational name for a factor or dealer in grain or a nickname for a peasant.
Kornaros Greek
The Greek version of the surname Cornaro.
Korndilok Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kornfeld German, Jewish
Means "cornfield" in German.
Kornkosiakat Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kornkowit Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kornnaimuang Thai
The surname "ก้อนในเมือง" is used after the place they was born Nai Muang District in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand.
Korntemi Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kornthaswin Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Korobov Russian
From Russian коробка (korobka) meaning "box".
Koroi Fijian
Fijian surname of unknown meaning.
Korolev Russian
From korol, meaning "king".
Koroliuk Ukrainian
Based on the root word "король" (Korol), meaning "King"
Korolyov Russian
Derived from Russian король (korol) meaning "king".
Korp Estonian
Korp is an Estonian surname meaning both "rough/outer bar" and "raven".
Korpela Finnish
From korpi, a marsh type, and -la, a suffix used for places. This surname was found in Lapua, Vassa, Finland, circa 1900 and before.
Korshunov Russian
From a nickname derived from Russian коршун (korshun) meaning "kite (a type of bird)".
Kortava Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz surname Кәартаа (Kuartaa) of unknown meaning. During the reign of Stalin, the Abkhaz began adopting the Mingrelian spelling.
Kortazar Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Ispaster.
Kõrts Estonian
Kõrts is an Estonian surname meaning "pub" or "inn".
Korus Czech, Polish
Derived from the given name Kornel.
Kõrve Estonian
Kõrve is an Estonian surname meaning to "scorch" or "singe".
Kõrvits Estonian
Kõrvits is an Estonian surname meaning "pumpkin".
Kosaka Japanese
Ko means "small" and saka means "hill, slope".
Kosaka Japanese
From 香 (kou) meaning "fragrance" and 坂 (saka) meaning "slope."
Kosaka Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 坂 or 阪 (saka) meaning "slope".
Kosaki Japanese
Ko means "small" and saki means "peninsula, cape, promontory".
Kosarin Polish, Russian, Jewish
Derived from the surname Kosarinsky.
Koschek Hebrew
Derives from the ancient Hebrew given name "Yaakov" meaning "following-after".
Kościarz Polish
Means "bone collector, a person selling bones".
Köse Turkish
Means "beardless" in Turkish.
Koseki Japanese
Ko means "small" and seki means "frontier pass".
Koshiba Japanese (Rare)
Variant of Shiba 2 but written 小斯波, by adding Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small; little".
Koshima Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" or 児 (ko) meaning "young" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".