Submitted Surnames Starting with K

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Krishnakumar Indian
Combination of Krishna and Kumar.
Krishnamurthy Indian
Hindu name from Sanskrit kṛṣnamūrti meaning ‘manifestation of the god Krishna’, from krisna ‘black’ (epithet of an incarnation of the god Vishnu) + murti ‘image’, ‘manifestation’... [more]
Krishnan Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Derived from the given name Krishna, used in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Kristenson English
Anglicized form of Kristensen
Kristjánsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Kristján" in Icelandic.
Kristjanson English (Canadian)
English form of Icelandic surname Kristjánsson.
Kristjánsson Icelandic
Means "son of Kristján" in Icelandic.
Kristófersdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Kristófer" in Icelandic.
Kristófersson Icelandic
Means "son of Kristófer" in Icelandic.
Kristofovich Russian
Russified variant of Krishtofovich meaning "son of Kristof".
Kritikos Greek
Means "Cretan" in Greek, from Κρήτη (Kriti) referring to the island of Crete.
Kritzman German, Jewish
German (Kritzmann): topographic name for someone living near a cross.... [more]
Kriváň Slovak
Taken from the name of the mountain Kriváň, ultimately from kriv- meaning "bent, crooked".
Krivokapić Montenegrin, Serbian
Derived from krivo, meaning "wrong", and kapa, meaning "hat, cap".
Krivov Russian
From krivoi, meaning "crooked".
Križaj Slovene
Means "crucify" in Slovene.
Križanec Croatian
From Croatian križ, meaning "cross".
Krog Norwegian, Danish
Habitational name from places named with krog "corner, bend".
Krolik Polish
1 Polish (Królik): from a diminutive of Polish król ‘king’ ( see Krol ).... [more]
Krolikov Russian
Patronymic surname derived from Russian кролик (krolik) meaning "male rabbit".
Kroll German, Dutch, Polish
Nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle High German krol 'curly', Middle Low German krulle 'ringlet', 'curl', Middle Dutch croel, crul (apparently a loanword from German)... [more]
Krõm Estonian
Krõm is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "krõmp" meaning "crackle".
Kroma English (American)
Surname of popular YouTuber Justin Kroma (LankyBox).
Kromrey English (American, Rare)
Kromrey middle school.
Kronberg German, Swedish
German habitational name from any of the places called Kronberg near Frankfurt in Hesse and in Bavaria from the elements krone "crown" and berg "mountain, hill". Swedish ornamental name from kron "crown" and berg "mountain hill".
Kronbergs Latvian (Archaic)
Germanic,originally swedish
Kronecker Jewish, German (Austrian)
Derived from the place name Kroneck in Austria. A famous bearer of this surname was Leopold Kronecker(1823~1891),the German mathematician who worked on number theory.
Kronen German
From German Krone 'crown', probably as an ornamental name. Or a nickname for a slender, long-legged individual, from a dialect form of Kranich.
Kronenberg German, German (Swiss)
Habitational name from a place called Kronenberg (there is one near Wuppertal) or possibly from any of the places called Kronberg (see Kronberg ) from German Krone "crown" and German Berg "mountain, hill".
Kronstadt German
Means "crown state" (i.e., capital city) in German
Kroos German
Unknown
Kross Low German
Occupational name for a maker of mugs and jugs, from Middle Low German krus, kros 'pitcher', 'ceramic drinking vessel'.
Krstajić Montenegrin, Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Krsto".
Krstanović Croatian, Serbian
Derived from krst, meaning "cross".
Krstić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from krst, meaning "cross".
Krstičević Croatian
Derived from krst, meaning "cross".
Kruchina Russian
Derived from Russian кручина (kruchina) meaning "sorrow, sadness".
Kruchowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Kruchowo.
Krug German
Means "tavern keeper"
Kruglov Russian
From kruglyi, meaning "round".
Kruglova Russian
Feminine form of Kruglov.
Krukowski Polish
Name for someone from any of various places called Kruki, Kruków or Krukowo, all derived from Polish kruk meaning "raven".
Krukowsky Polish (Americanized, Rare)
Variant of Krukowski, used outside Poland.
Krull Estonian
Krull is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "kull" meaning "hawk".
Krumbach German, German (Austrian)
From the name of various places in Austria and Germany, for example the town of Krumbach in the state of Bavaria.
Krumholz Jewish, German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) from Krumbholz ‘bent timber’, ‘mountain pine’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a cartwright or wheelwright. As a Jewish surname it is ornamental.
Krumm German
From a nickname, which in turn is from the Middle High German word krum, meaning "crooked" or "deformed".
Krumreihn German
Possibly derived from Middle High German krum(b) meaning "crooked" and rein meaning "border of a field, margin", and hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a field with a crooked edge, or perhaps a nickname for a farmer who plowed a crooked furrow... [more]
Krūms Latvian
Meaning "bush".
Krumwiede German
Location-based name for people who lived by a gnarled old willow tree.... [more]
Krungthep Thai
from the place name Krungthep, referring to Bangkok, Thailand
Krupnykh Russian
Derived from Russian крупный (krupny) meaning "big, massive".
Krusch German (Silesian)
Derived from dialectal Polish krusza (gruszka in Standard Polish), Lower Sorbian ksusa and Upper Sorbian kruswa "pear, pear tree".
Krutxaga Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood in the Navarrese municipality of Uztarroze.
Kruup Estonian
Kruup is an Estonian surname meaning "goat".
Kruus Estonian
Kruus is an Estonian surname meaning "gravel".
Kruusalu Estonian
Kruusalu is an Estonian surname meaning "gravel grove".
Kruusmaa Estonian
Kruusmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "gravel land".
Kruusmägi Estonian
Kruusmägi is an Estonian surname meaning "gravel mountain/hill".
Kruzhkin Russian
Derived from Russian кружка (kruzhka) meaning "cup, mug, tankard". This may have been a nickname either for a drinker or a cupmaker.
Kryčaŭski Belarusian
This indicates familial origin within the city of Krýčaŭ.
Krygin Russian
Derived from dialectal Russian крыга (kryga) meaning "ice floe".
Krysin Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from Russian крыса (krysa) meaning "rat".
Kryuchkov Russian
From kryuchok, meaning "hook".
Kryukov Russian
From kryuk, meaning "hook".
Krznar Croatian
Means ''furrier''.
Krznarić Croatian
From krznar meaning ''furrier''.
Krzoska Polish
Altered spelling of Polish Brzózka, from a diminutive of Brzoza
Krzyżaniak Polish
Derived from Polish krzyż meaning "cross".
Krzyżanowski Polish
habitational name for someone from Krzyżanów in Piotrków or Płock voivodeships, Krzyżanowo in Płock or Poznań voivodeships, or various places in Poland called Krzyżanowice, all named with krzyż ‘cross’.
Krzyżewski Polish
Derived from the name of any of the villages called Krzyżewo in Poland. A notable bearer is American basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski (b. 1947).
Ksiazek Polish
Nickname meaning ‘little priest’ or possibly a patronymic for an illegitimate son of a priest, from ksiadz ‘priest’ + the diminutive suffix -ek.nickname meaning ‘little prince’, from a diminutive of ksia?ze ‘prince’.
Ku Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese 辜 (see Gu).
Ku Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 九 (see Ichijiku).
Kuba Japanese
Written with characters meaning ‘long time’ and ‘method’, this name is found mostly in the Ryūkyū Islands.
Kuba Dutch, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish
From Kuba, a pet form of the personal name Jakub.
Kuban Northern African
Unknown Nubian surname.
Kübar Estonian
Kübar is an Estonian surname meaning "hat".
Kübarsepp Estonian
Kübarsepp is an Estonian surname meaning "hat maker" (literally, "hat smith").
Kubec Czech
Kubec is short form of Jakub.
Kubica Polish
Derived from the given name Kuba, a diminutive of Jakub.
Kubilus Lithuanian
This surname is a derivative of the given name Jacob.
Kublashvili Georgian
Last name originates from Imereti region of Georgia .
Kübler German, German (Swiss)
Derived from Middle High German kübel "tub vat barrel", this is an occupational surname referring to a cooper.
Kubota Japanese
From the Japanese 久 (ku or hisa) "long time," 保 (bo or ho) "protect," "guaratee," "keep" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy." The first two characters can also be written as 窪 (kubo) "hollow."
Kubota Japanese
From Japanese 久 (ku) meaning "long time ago", 保 (ho) meaning "protect" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kuboyama Japanese
From Japanese 久 (ku) meaning "long time ago", 保 (ho) meaning "protect" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Kubrava Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of an Abkhaz surname of unknown meaning.
Kubu Estonian
Kubu is an Estonian surname meaning a "bundle" or "truss".
Kuch German
German metonymic occupational name for a pastry cook, from German kuchen ‘cake’, or simply a variant of Koch ‘cook’.
Kucha Okinawan (Rare, Archaic)
From Okinawan 古知屋 (Kucha) meaning "Kucha", a former village in the former district of Kin in the former Ryūkyū Kingdom.
Kuchař Czech
Means "Chief", "Cook".
Kuchenmeister German
Occupational name for a master cook (literally "kitchen master"), a court official.
Kucher German
Occupational name for a pastry cook from an agent derivative of Middle High German kuoche "cake pastry".
Kuchi Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth". 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 2 for the middle son, and Kuchi for the youngest son.
Kuchiki Japanese
This name combines 朽 (kyuu, ku.chiru) meaning "decay, remain in seclusion, rot" or 口 (ku, kou, kuchi) meaning "mouth" with 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."... [more]
Kuchinoku Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 九 (see Ichijiku).
Kuchinsky English (American), Jewish
Americanized spelling of Polish Kuczynski or Kucinski. ... [more]
Kuchler German (Rare)
Often confused with Küchler a name for a cookie baker, Kuchler is a noble name for an old german family. Kuchler is origined in a city named Kuchl at the border of todays german bavaria... [more]
Kudaibergen Kazakh
Derived from the given name Kudaibergen.
Kudashev Bashkir, Tatar, Russian
Means "son of Kudash", from a given name of Mordvin or Turkic origin possibly meaning "woman's son" or "wife's son", referring to a boy born from one father and another mother (in relation to his half-siblings)... [more]
Kudaybergenov Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Variant transcription of Kudaibergenov.
Kudo Japanese
Alternate transcription of Kudō.
Kudō Japanese
From Japanese 工 (ku) meaning "work, craft, art" and 藤 (dō) meaning "wisteria".
Kudoh Japanese
Variant transcription of Kudo.
Kudou Japanese
From 久 (ku) "long time" and 遠 (tou/dou) "distant" OR from 工 (ku) "construction" and 藤 (dou) "wisteria."
Kudrin Russian
From kudra, meaning "curly-haired".
Kudryavtsev Russian
From kudryavtsa, meaning "curly-haired".
Kue Hmong
From the clan name Kwm associated with the Chinese character 古 () (see Gu).
Kueda Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 久枝 (see Hisaeda).
Kueng Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Kuang.
Kuerzi Chinese
From the Chinese characters 哭儿子 (Kū érzi) meaning, "crying son." This is one of the rare multiple-character Chinese surnames.
Kues German, Dutch
Habitational name from Cues, now part of Bernkastel-Kues in the Rhineland Palatinate.
Kuga Japanese
From the Japanese 久 (ku or hisa) "long time," and 我 (ga) "self."
Kugimiya Japanese
This surname is used as 釘宮 with 釘 (chou, tei, kugi) meaning "nail, peg, tack" and 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess, Shinto shrine."... [more]
Kugisaki Japanese
Kugi means "nail, tack, peg" and saki means "peninsula, promontory, cape".
Kuhara Japanese (Rare)
Ku means "long time" and hara means "plain, field".
Kuhi Estonian
Kuhi is an Estonian surname meaning "pile" or "stack".
Kühl German, Low German
The spelling Kühl results from a folk-etymological association with High German kühl ‘cool’ (Middle High German küel(e), a nickname from Middle High German küel ‘cool’, ‘calm’... [more]
Kuhlman German
Nickname from Middle High German küel ‘cool’, ‘calm.’
Kuhlmann German
German (also Kühlmann) nickname from Middle High German küel ‘cool’, ‘calm’ (see Kuhl).
Kuijper Dutch
Variant of Kuiper
Kuijt Dutch
Occupational name for a brewer of beer, derived from Dutch kuit, koyt literally meaning "beer". A famous bearer of this name is retired Dutch soccer player Dirk Kuijt (1980-), also known as Dirk Kuyt.
Kuiva Estonian
Kuiva is an Estonian surname derived from "kuivaks" meaning "dry".
Kuivjõgi Estonian
Kuivjõgi is an Estonian surname meaning "dry river".
Kujawski Polish
Regional name for someone from Kujawy (see Kujawa) or from a village called Kujawy, for example in Sielce voivodeship.
Kujikawa Japanese
From Japanese 久 (ku) meaning "long time ago", 慈 (ji) meaning "mercy", and 川 (kawa) meaning "river".
Kujira Japanese (Rare)
Kujira is an uncommon Japanese surname and first name that literally means "whale".
Kujundžić Croatian, Serbian
Derived from kujundžija (кујунџија), meaning "silversmith".
Kukhtin Russian
From kukhta, meaning "hoarfrost".
Kukić Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian
Derived from kuka (кука), meaning "hook".
Kukiç Albanian
Albanian form of Kukić.
Kukowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Kukowo in Wlolawek voivodeship or Kuków in Bielsko-Biala voivodeship, named with kuk, the cry of the cuckoo.
Kül Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Uyghur
Turkish, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, and Uyghur variant of Kul.
Kul German, Dutch
Derived from Old High German kol meaning "coal", perhaps an occupational name for a miner or coal seller.
Kul Pakistani, Pashto, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Persian, Kurdish, Odia, Thai, Khmer, Lao
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose".
Küla Estonian
Küla is an Estonian surname meaning "village".
Kulakarni Indian, Kannada
Kannada variant of Kulkarni.
Kulakov Russian
Meaning "son of a peasant."
Külaots Estonian
Külaots is an Estonian surname meaning "village end".
Kulap Thai
Means "rose" in Thai (of Persian origin).
Kulas Polish
Polish in Origin
Kulasekara Sinhalese
From Sanskrit कुल (kula) meaning "family" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Kulasekera Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Kulasekara.
Kulasingha Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala කුලසිංහ (see Kulasinghe).
Kulasinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit कुल (kula) meaning "family" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Kulasooriya Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala කුලසූරිය (see Kulasuriya).
Kulasuriya Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit कुल (kula) meaning "family" and सूर्य (surya) meaning "sun".
Kuld Estonian
Kuld is an Estonian surname meaning "gold".
Kuldkepp Estonian
Kuldkepp is an Estonian surname meaning "gold cane (or, stick)".
Kuldvee Estonian
Kuldvee is an Estonian surname meaning "gold water".
Kulhánek Czech
Bohemian for a man who walks with a limp.
Kulick Russian
Meaning unknown, most likely to derive from the russian word кулик (kulic) which translated means "sandpiper".
Kull Estonian
Kull is an Estonian surname meaning "hawk".
Kullamaa Estonian
Kullamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "aurous land".
Kullamäe Estonian
Kullamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "aurous hill/mountain".
Kullberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish kulle "hill" and berg "mountain".
Kullerkupp Estonian
Kullerkupp is an Estonian surname meaning "globeflower" (Trollius europaeus).
Külm Estonian
Külm is an Estonian surname meaning "cold" or "chilly".
Kulp German
anglicized version of Kolbe
Külper German
German cognate of Culpeper.
Kulu Estonian
Kulu is an Estonian surname meaning "sumptuary" and "cost".
Külv Estonian
Külv is an Estonian surname meaning "(seed) sowing".
Külvet Estonian
Külvet is an Estonian surname derived from "külv" meaning "sowing (seeds)" and "seeding".
Külvik Estonian
Külvik is an Estonian surname meaning "thrower" and "(seed) sower".
Kuma Japanese
Kuma could mean "bear", or it could be written with ku meaning "long lasting, long time ago" and ma meaning "horse" or "flax".
Kumada Japanese
From Japanese 熊 (kuma) meaning "bear" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kumai Japanese
From Japanese 熊 (kuma) meaning "bear" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Kumaki Japanese (Rare)
The kanji in Anri Kumaki's name reads, Kuma ("Bear") + Ki ("Tree"). She is a singer and songwriter. There might be other combinations too, probably being , Ku ("Long Time") + Maki ("Shepard").
Kumaki Pashto
I was given this name from my dad who comes from Afghanistan. It's extremely rare in the UK. My dad always told me that my name was created. My grandfather used to help out refugees near the area (in Afghanistan) and the name "Kumaki" was his nickname from the people he helped out... [more]
Kumakura Japanese
From Japanese 熊 (kuma) meaning "bear" and 倉 (kura) meaning "granary, storehouse".
Kumano Japanese
Kuma means "bear" and no means "field, wilderness, plain".
Kumanomido Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 熊野御堂 or 熊埜御堂 (see Kumanomidō).
Kumanomidō Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 熊野 (Kumano), a name of a shrine that is/was somewhere in Ōita in Japan, 御 (o), a honorific indicator, and 堂 () meaning "temple, shrine, hall", referring to a hall in Kumano Shrine.... [more]
Kumanomidō Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 熊野 (Kumano), a name of a shrine that was somewhere in the former Japanese province of Kii in parts of present-day Wakayama and Mie in Japan, 御 (o), a honorific indicator, and 堂 () meaning "temple, shrine, hall", referring to a hall in Kumano Shrine.... [more]
Kumanomidoh Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 熊野御堂 or 熊埜御堂 (see Kumanomidō).
Kumanomidou Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 熊野御堂 or 熊埜御堂 (see Kumanomidō).
Kumanov Bulgarian (Modern)
Turkic origins, delivered from the Cuman people (Cumanov) who ruled the steppes around 12 century
Kumara Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit कुमार (kumara) meaning "boy, prince".
Kumarasingha Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala කුමාරසිංහ (see Kumarasinghe)
Kumarasinghe Sinhalese
From Sanskrit कुमार (kumara) meaning "boy, prince" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Kumarasiri Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit कुमार (kumara) meaning "boy, prince" and श्री (shri) meaning "diffusing light, radiance, splendour, beauty".
Kumarathunga Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit कुमार (kumara) meaning "boy, prince" and तुङ्ग (tunga) meaning "high, lofty, tall".
Kumaratunga Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala කුමාරතුංග (see Kumarathunga).
Kumari Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Tamil, Nepali, Sinhalese
Means "(young) girl, daughter, princess" in Sanskrit.