Submitted Surnames Starting with K

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Koshimizu Japanese
From 小 (ko) meaning "small", 清 (shi, kiyo) meaning "pure, clean, purify, exorcise, cleanse", and 水 (mizu) means "water".
Koshkaki Persian
Means “having a small or pointed nose.”
Koshkov Russian (Rare)
Possibly from Russian кошка (koshka) "cat".
Košir Slovene
From the Slavic word koš meaning "basket". It originally indicated a person who made or sold baskets.
Kosk Estonian
Kosk is an Estonia surname meaning "waterfall".
Koška Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian кошка (koška) meaning "cat".
Koski Finnish
Means "rapids" in Finnish.
Kosmas German, Greek
From the given name Kosmas.
Kossow German
unknown
Kostabi Estonian
Kostabi is an Estonian surname meaning "echo".
Kostas Greek
From the given name Kostas.
Kostenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Kostyantyn.
Köster Estonian
Köster is an Estonian surname meaning "sexton" and "parish clerk".
Kostikov Russian
Means "son of Kostik".
Kostis Greek
From the given name Kostis.
Kostiuk Polish
Patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Konstanty
Kostopoulos Greek
Means "son of Kostas".
Kostovski Macedonian
Means "son of Kosta".
Kostra Czech, Slovak
Unusual surname found in Slovakia and the Czech Republic meaning "skeleton" from the word kostra, ultimately from the word kost meaning "bone". In Czech in particular, kostra refers only to the biological meaning of "skeleton" - a skeleton as an independent entity is known as a kostlivec.
Kostrzewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Kostrzewice in Sieradz voivodeship or Kostrzewy in Kalisz voivodeship, both named with kostrzewa ‘fescue grass’.
Kosuga Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 小菅 or 小管 (see Kosuge).
Kosuge Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small; little; short" and 菅 (suge) meaning "sedge".... [more]
Kosugi Japanese
Ko means "small" and sugi means "cedar". ... [more]
Kosugi Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 杉 (sugi) meaning "cedar".
Kot Polish, Slovak, Czech, Belarusian, Jewish, German
From a personal name or nickname based on Slavic kot "tom cat".
Kot Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian кот (kot) meaning "tomcat".
Kotaira Japanese
Ko means "small" and taira means "peace, level".
Kotaka Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high".
Kotake Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 竹 (take) "bamboo."
Kōtani Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 糀谷 (see Kōjiya).
Kotani Japanese
Ko means "Small" and Tani means "Valley".
Kotani Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 糀谷 (see Kōtani).
Kotarac Serbian, Croatian
Derived from kotar, a type of district.
Kotb Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Arabic قطب (see Qutb) chiefly used in Egypt.
Kotelnikov Russian
From Russian котел (kotel) meaning "cauldron".
Koten German
Derived from German Kate / Kote, originally from Middle Low German kote "small house; hut".... [more]
Köth German
From Middle High German, Middle Low German kote ‘cottage’, ‘hovel’, a status name for a day laborer who lived in a cottage and owned no farmland.
Kothari Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit कोष्ठागारिक (koṣṭhāgārika) meaning "storekeeper".
Kotkas Estonian
Kotkas is an Estonian surname, meaning "eagle".
Kotlarz Polish, Jewish
Occupational name for a boilermaker or coppersmith, from the Polish word kotlarz meaning "boilermaker".
Kotli Estonian
Kotli is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "kotlet" meaning "cutlet" or "chop"
Kotnik Slovene
Derived from kot "corner". The name referred to someone who was from a remote area.
Kotobuki Japanese
This surname is used as 寿 (shuu, ju, su, kotobuki, kotobu.ku) meaning "congratulations, longevity, one's natural life."... [more]
Kotomura Japanese
Koto means "flute" and mura means "village".
Kotono Japanese
Koto means "flute" and no means "field, plain".
Kotromanić Medieval Serbian
The Kotromanić were a late medieval Bosnian and Serbian noble family. The name is thought to have originated from a knight named Cotromano.
Kotsuki Japanese
It means "above moon".
Kott German, Polish, Czech
German: variant of Koth or Kotz.... [more]
Kotti Albanian
Kottie or Kotte
Kotwica Polish
Comes from the Polish word kotwica meaning 'anchor'.
Kõu Estonian
Kõu is an Estonian surname meaning "thunder".
Kou Japanese
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 神 (see ).
Koumoto Japanese
It might mean "light source origin".
Kour Indian (Sikh)
Alternate transcription of Punjabi Gurmukhi ਕੌਰ (see Kaur).
Koura Japanese
Ko means "small" and ura means "bay, seacoast".
Kouri Greek
Variant of Kouris.
Kouris Greek
Topographic surname for someone who lived in a forest, ultimately from Turkish koru meaning "small forest, grove".
Kourlitis Greek (Modern)
Of unknown origin, bearing the locational suffix -tis, "of, from". Potentially related to κουρλί, "tendril of hair", kouros, "noble boy, youth", or a location such as Koursaroi.
Kousar Urdu
Derived from the given name Kausar.
Kõuts Estonian
Kõuts is an Estonian surname meaning "cat" (also, in Estonian "Kass") or "tomcat".
Kouumoto Japanese
Rainfall origin.
Kõva Estonian
Kõva is an Estonian surname meaning "hard", "solid" and "tough".
Kovaçi Albanian
Derived from Albanian kovaç meaning "blacksmith".
Kováčik Slovak
Comes from a pet form of Kováč, 'smith'.
Kovaleski Belarusian
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kovali in Belarus, or perhaps Kavoliai in Lithuania, named with a derivative of kavalj meaning "smith".
Kõvamaa Estonian
Kõvamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "solid ground".
Kovatch Hungarian (Americanized)
A corruption of Hungarian Kovács; a name that means “blacksmith”.
Kõverjalg Estonian
Kõverjalg is an Estonian surname meaning "bow-legged" or "bandy-legged".
Kowal Polish
Blacksmith
Kowalchuk Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Kowalczyk. Most of them were Ukrainian refugees who settled in Canada.
Kowalchyk Ukrainian
Variant transcription of Kowalchuk.
Kowalewski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from places called Kowalew or Kowalewo, named with kowal "smith" or an occupational name for a blacksmith.
Kowalkowski Polish
habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kowalki or Kowaliki, named with kowalik
Kowalska Polish
Feminine form of Kowalski.
Kowerski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Kowersk.
Kowsari Persian
"Kowsar" refers to a river or stream in paradise, which is mentioned in the Quran. Another interpretation is that it means "abundant" or "overflowing."
Kox English
Variant of Cox
Koyajima Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 紺屋島 (Koyajima) meaning "Koyajima", a division in the area of Gomajima in the city of Oyabe in the prefecture of Toyama in Japan.... [more]
Koyama Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain."
Koyanagi Japanese
Ko means "small" and yanagi means "willow".
Koyanagi Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 柳 (yanagi) meaning "willow".
Koyano Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small", 谷 (ya) meaning "valley" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Koyasu Japanese
From the Japanese 子 (ko) "child" and 安 (yasu or an) "relax," "inexpensive," "low."
Koyle Old Irish
The surname Koyle was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Koyuncu Turkish
Means "sheep farmer" in Turkish.
Kozak Polish, Czech, Slovak, Sorbian, Ukrainian
Ethnic name for a Cossack, a member of a people descended from a group of runaway serfs who set up a semi-independent military republic in Ukraine in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Kozak Jewish
Nickname from Yiddish kozak from a Ukrainian loanword meaning "warrior", "brave man".
Kozakiewicz Polish
Patronymic from Kozak.
Kozakov Ukrainian
From Ukrainian козак (kozak) meaning "cossack".
Kozakura Japanese
The name Kozakura is primarily a female name of Japanese origin that means Little Cherry Tree.
Kozamurai Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 小侍 (Kozamurai) meaning "Kozamurai", a division in the area of Kitataku in the city of Taku in the prefecture of Saga in Japan.
Kozar Ukrainian, Russian, Croatian, Slovene
Means “goatherd”.
Kozhemyakin Russian
Derived from Russian кожемяка (kozhemyaka) meaning "currier, tanner".
Kozicki Polish
A habitational name for someone from several places called Kozice, named with Koza 'nanny goat'.... [more]
Kozikowski English
Habitational name for someone from Koziki in Masovian and Podlaskie voivodeships.
Koziorowski Polish
Means "son of koziorożec" (Capricorn).
Kozorev Russian
From kozyr, meaning "trump".
Kozuchi Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 小土 (see Kodzuchi).
Kozue Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 梢, 小梢 or 梢江 with 梢 (shou, kusunoki, kozue) meaning "treetops, twig", 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small" and 江 (kou, e) meaning "bay, creek, inlet."... [more]
Kozuka Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 塚 (tsuka) meaning "hillock, mound".
Kozuki Japanese
It is written as 上 (Ko) meaning "above" and 月 (tsuki) meaning "month, moon".
Kozyrev Russian
From Russian козырь (kozyr) meaning "high standing collar" or "canopy" or "head of a sleigh".
Kozyreva Russian
Feminine form of Kozyrev.
Kporaro Nigerian (Rare)
The name Kporaro translates into the English language as "PROGRESS" (literally Kpo which is "Go", Ra which is "OF" and Aro which is "FRONT" in which case the Ra implies "For" or "Of" thus Kporaro is literally "Go Of Front" or more properly "Move Forward")... [more]
Kraanvelt Estonian
Kraanvelt was a surname granted to descendants of Toomas (b. 1686) and Kai (b. 1692)who lived in Kure farm,under Kiiu estate in Kuusalu parish, Estonia. ... [more]
Kraav Estonian
Kraav is an Estonian surname meaning "ditch".
Krabi Estonian
Krabi is an Estonian surname meaning "crab".
Krabs Popular Culture
This is the surname of Eugene H. Krabs from SpongeBob SquarePants.
Kracík Czech
The origin is not known.
Kraeft German
Possible variant of Kraft and Kräft
Kräft German, Jewish
Nickname for a strong man, from Old High German kraft, German Kraft ‘strength’, ‘power’.
Kraftmel Yiddish
It literally means "starch".
Krah German
Nickname from Middle High German kra "crow" given to someone who resembles a crow.
Krahe German, Spanish
From the German word Krähe, meaning "crow".... [more]
Krähenbühl German (Swiss)
Combination of German Krähen "crow" and Bühl "hill".
Krahn German
German: nickname for a slim or long-legged person, from Middle Low German krane ‘crane’. Compare Kranich.
Krais German, Brazilian
Brazilian adaptation of the German surname Greis; altered for easier comprehension by the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil.
Kraivichian Thai
Variant transcription of Kraivichien.
Kraivichien Thai
From Thai กรัย (krai) of unknown meaning and วิเชียร (wichian) meaning "diamond".
Kraivixien Thai
Variant spelling of Kraivichien.
Krajca Czech
Means "tailor".
Krajčír Slovak, Czech
Means "tailor" in Slovak and Czech.
Krajewski Polish (Rare)
Habitational name taken from places in Poland named with Polish kraj "border area".
Krakau German
Indicates familial origin from Krakau.
Krakauer German
Indicates familial origin from Krakau.
Kraljević Croatian, Serbian
From kralj ''king'', means ''little king, prince''.
Kraljić Croatian, Serbian
From kralj ''king''.
Kramarić Croatian
Possibly a Croatian form of Krämer.
Krane Dutch, Low German
Dutch: nickname for a long-legged or tall thin man, from Middle Dutch crane ‘crane’. ... [more]
Kranich German
German: nickname for a long-legged or tall and slender person, from Middle High German kranech ‘crane’.
Krasa Thai (Rare)
Means "heron, stork" in Thai.
Krasiński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Krasne, Przasnysz County.
Krasniqi Albanian
The name "Krasniqi" is of Albanian linguistic origin. The exact historical origin and meaning of the surname "Krasniqi" can vary, but it's believed to be related to the Albanian word "kërsenik" or "kërseniku," which means "blackbird" or "thrush."
Krasnov Russian
From Russian красный (krasniy) meaning "red".
Krasnoyarsky Russian
The habitational name from Krasnoyarsk Krai in Russia.
Krásný Czech, Slovak
Means "beautiful". Pronounced "KRAHS-nee".
Krasowski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from the villages of Krasowa, Krasów, or Krasowa.
Krastiņš Latvian
Derived from the word krasts meaning "coast".
Krátký Czech
Means "short".
Kratochvíle Czech
Means "amusing".
Kratochwil German
German cognate of Kratochvil.
Kratochwill German
Variant spelling of Kratochwil.
Kratt German
German metonymic occupational name for a ''basketmaker'', from Middle High German kratte ''basket''.
Krauczun German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German form of Kriaučiūnas (via Prussian-Lithuanian kraucźius).
Krauledat German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name referring to a barber-surgeon well versed in bloodletting, derived from Lithuanian kraujaleidys.
Kraut German
metonymic occupational name for a market gardener or a herbalist from Middle High German krūt "herb plant; cabbage".
Krautschat German (East Prussian)
Derived from Prussian-Lithuanian kraucźius (kriaučius in Standard Lithuanian), meaning "tailor".
Kravar Croatian
Means ''cow herder''.
Kray German
Variant of Krah nickname for someone who resembled a crow from Middle High German kra "crow".
Krčmar Croatian
Derived from Croatian krčmar meaning "innkeeper, tavern owner, barkeeper", which is ultimately derived from Croatian krčma meaning "inn, tavern, pub".... [more]
Krebsbach German
From a place name meaning "crab stream" in German.
Krechetov Russian
From krechet, meaning "gyrfalcon".
Krechter German
Possibly derived from Krämer
Kreegi Estonian
Kreegi is an Estonian surname meaning "blackthorn".
Kreegipuu Estonian
Kreegipuu is an Estonian surname meaning "blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) wood/tree".
Kreek Estonian
Kreek is an Estonian surname, meaning "damson" (plum).
Kreem Estonian
Kreem is an Estonian surname meaning "cream".
Kreger German
Mercenary or warrior for hire.
Kreh German
Meaning: Crow. A variant of Krah and Kray
Kreisel German, Jewish
Jewish family name and originally a nickname for an active or disorganized person, derived from German kreisel meaning "spinning top, top", ultimately from kreis "circle". Alternatively, it could've be used as a nickname for a person with curly hair in the context of "spiral" or "curl".
Kreisler German, Jewish
Derivative of Kreisel with the agent suffix -er.
Kreiter Low German (Rare)
meanings: "quarreler", "argumentative person", "legal counsel"... [more]
Kremenović Serbian
Derived from kremen (кремен), meaning "flint".
Kremer German
Variant of Krämer.
Kremic Bosnian (Rare)
Surname Kremić was used in early middle-ages, in Bosnia. It was used by royal and ordinary people. That surname is very rare today and it's almost extinct, but in the past it had very big influence.
Krengel German, Jewish
An occupational name for a pastry chef from Middle High German krengel German kringel "(cake) ring doughnut". As a Jewish name this may also have been adopted as artificial name.
Krepp German
topographic name for someone living in a hollow
Kress German
From Middle High German kresse "gudgeon", hence probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish in some way or an occupational name for a fisherman.
Kress German
From Old High German krassig, gratag "greedy".
Kress German
From a much altered pet form of the personal name Erasmus.
Kretzer German
Occupational name for a basketmaker or a peddler, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kretze 'basket'.
Kreutz German
Topographical name for someone who lived near a cross set up by the roadside, in a marketplace, or as a field or boundary marker, from Middle High German kriuz(e) 'cross'.
Kreutzer German
Variant of Kreutz otherwise it indicated that the bearer of the surname lived in Kreitz near Neuss in Germany
Kreuz German
From German meaning "cross".
Krey German
Nickname from Middle Low German krege "crow".
Kriaučiūnas Lithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian kriaučius "tailor" combined with the patronymic suffix -ūnas.
Krieg German
German word meaning "war"
Krieger German
Noun to kriegen, kämpfen meaning "to fight (with words)". Describes a person who likes to argue. A wrangler, a quarreler, a brawler. Literal translation "warrior", from the German noun krieg "war" and the suffix -er.
Kriegshauser German
Probably a habitational name for someone from an unidentified place called Kriegshaus, literally "war house".
Krier German, Luxembourgish
Occupational name from Middle High German krier "herald".
Kries German
From Middle High German kriese "cherry" hence an occupation for someone who sold soft fruits or a locational surname for some who lived by a cherry tree.
Krieviņš Latvian
Derived from the word krievs meaning "Russian".
Krievs Latvian
Means "Russian (person)".
Kriips Estonian
Kriips is an Estonian surname meaning "line", "stroke" and "dash".
Kriisa Estonian
Kriisa is an Estonian surname derived from "kriise" meaning "screech".
Kriiska Estonian
Kriiska is an Estonian surname derived from "kriiskama" meaning "screech" and "shriek".
Kriit Estonian
Kriit is an Estonian surname meaning "chalk".
Krim Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Karim.
Krinka Estonian
Krinka is not a genuine Estonian Surname. Noun and toponyme krinka is used in (by my, Ants Krinka information) 3 languages:... [more]
Kris Danish
From the given name Kris.
Krish Indian
Shortened form of Krishna or of any other name beginning with Krishna (such as Krishnan, Krishnaswami, Krishnamurthy, etc.), used in the U.S. by families from southern India. It is not in use in India.