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.
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.
Kumarov Kazakh
From Kazakh кұмар (kumar) meaning "passion, nosey".
Kumasaka Japanese
From Japanese 熊 (kuma) meaning "bear" and 坂 (saka) meaning "slope".
Kumasawa Japanese
Kuma means "bear" and sawa means "swamp, marsh".
Kumasawa Japanese
From Japanese 熊 (kuma) meaning "bear" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Kumashiro Japanese
Kuma means "bear" and shiro can mean "white" or "castle".
Kumbhakar Indian, Bengali, Hindi
From Sanskrit कुम्भकार (kumbhakara) meaning "potter", derived from कुम्भ (kumbha) meaning "jar, urn, pot" and कार (kara) meaning "maker, doer".
Kumbhar Indian, Marathi, Odia, Gujarati
Marathi, Odia and Gujarati form of Kumbhakar.
Kume Japanese
From Japanese 久 (ku) meaning "long time ago" and 米 (me) meaning "rice".
Kumhar Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Hindi and Nepali form of Kumbhakar.
Kumigashira Japanese
From 組 (kumi) meaning "group, set," and 頭 (kashira) meaning "head".
Kumm Estonian
Kumm is an Estonian surname meaning "vault" and "arch".
Kummerer Upper German (Germanized, Rare)
Kummerer means ""bringer of sorrow""
Kummerow German
Habitational name from any of various places in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg called Kummerow.
Kumon Japanese (Rare)
One notable bearer of this surname is Tōru Kumon (公文 公), the founder of Kumon Education.
Kun Hungarian, Jewish
Hungarian: ethnic name for a member of a Turkic people known in English as the Cumanians (Hungarian kún). ... [more]
Kundla Estonian
Kundla is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "kindla", meaning "certain" or "fixed".
Kunfermann Romansh
Younger form of Gufermann, which was derived from Romansh gufer "rubble, shingle" combined with German Mann "man". This name was given to someone who lived near a place filled with rubble.
Küng Estonian
Küng is an Estonian surname derived from "küngas" meaning "knoll", "mound" and "hillock".
Kung Chinese, Chinese (Cantonese)
Alternate transcription of Chinese 龚 (see Gong) as well as the Cantonese romanization.
Küngas Estonian
Küngas is an Estonian surname meaning "knoll".
Kuni German (Swiss)
Derived from the given name Konrad.
Kunic Yiddish
Variation on Koenig.
Kunida Japanese
From Japanese 国 (kuni) meaning "a land, a large place" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
Kunihiko Japanese
Kuni means "country, large place" and hiko means "prince".
Kunii Japanese
"Country well."
Kunii Japanese
From Japanese 国 or 國 (kuni) meaning "country, land" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Kuniki Japanese
Kuni means "country, large place" and ki means "tree, wood".
Kunimatsu Japanese
Kuni means "country, land, large place" and matsu means "pine".... [more]
Kunimoto Japanese
From Japanese 国 (kuni) meaning "country" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Kunimura Japanese
Kuni means "country, large place" and mura means "village, hamlet".
Kunin Jewish
Metronymic form of Kune.
Kuningas Estonian
Kuningas is an Estonian surname meaning "king".
Kunio Japanese
Kuni means "country, large place" and o means "tail".
Kunis Jewish
Metronymic form of Kune. This surname is most famous for its association with the American actress named Mila Kunis.
Kunis German, Dutch
From a derivative of the personal name Konrad.
Kuniyoshi Japanese
Kuni means "large place, country" and yoshi means "good luck".
Kuniyuki Japanese
Kuni means "country, large place" and yuki can mean "good" or "snow".
Kunizane Japanese
From 国 (kuni) meaning "country" and 実 (zane) meaning "truth," "fruit."
Künk Estonian
Künk is an Estonian surname meaning "hillock" and "knoll".
Künnap Estonian
Künnap is an Estonian surname meaning the "European white elm".
Künnapuu Estonian
Künnapuu is an Estonian surname meaning "European white elm tree" (Ulmus laevis).
Kunnathuparambil Malayalam (Rare)
Elamkunnapuzha-Kunnathuparambil Family has a rich history of around 200 years and traces its origins to a small village called Elamkunnapuzha in Ernakulam District. It was at that time one of our ancestors migrated from Elamkunnapuzha to a small village called Vennoor, near Mala in Thrissur District for his livelihood... [more]
Künnen German
Metronymic from the given name Kunigunde.
Künnis Estonian
Künnis is an Estonian surname meaning "threshold" and "doorstep" and "crest".
Kuno Japanese
A notable bearer is the voice actress Misaki Kuno.
Kuno Japanese
From Japanese 久 (ku) meaning "long time ago" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Kunt Turkish
Means "Solid", also the old Turkish name of a mountain range in Asia where Turks supposedly originated from.
Kuntu Estonian
Kuntu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "kunde" meaning "customer".
Kunugiza Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 椚座 (Kunugiza) meaning "Kunugiza", a former division in the former village of Kusaka in the former district of Tsuna in the former Japanese province of Awaji in parts of present-day Hyōgo, Japan.
Künzi German (Swiss)
Derived from a diminutive of Kunz.
Künzler German
Nickname for a flatterer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German künzen "to flatter".
Kuo Taiwanese
Alternate transcription of Guo chiefly used in Taiwan.
Kuoni Romansh
Derived from the given name Conrad.
Kuopus Finnish
A house name in Pudasjärvi Oulu Finland... [more]
Kuosmanen Finnish
Meaning uncertain. Possibly deriving from the Finnish element kuoha ("foam"), or the element kousi ("pattern"). Features the nen suffix commonly found in surnames of Savo-Karelian origin.
Kupfer German, Jewish
German (Küpfer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic) metonymic occupational name for a worker or trader in copper, Middle High German kupfer, German Kupfer ‘copper’... [more]
Kupina Croatian, Russian
The Croatian form is derived from kupina, meaning "blackberry". The Russian form is derived from Неопалимая купина (Neopalimaya Kupina), referring to the burning bush from the Book of Exodus.
Kupka Czech, Polish, Ukrainian, Slovak, Sorbian, Jewish
Nickname or topographic name from the Polish, Ukrainian, Czech and Sorbian word kupka, a diminutive of kupa meaning "heap, pile", in Upper Sorbian also "lump".... [more]
Kupp Estonian
Kupp is an Estonian surname meaning "pip".
Kurachi Japanese
From Japanese 倉 (kura) meaning "granary, storehouse" and 知 (chi) meaning "wisdom".
Kurahashi Japanese
Kura means "storehouse, warehouse" and hashi means "bridge".
Kurahashi Japanese
From Japanese 倉 (kura) meaning "granary, storehouse" and 橋 (hashi) meaning "bridge".
Kurahayashi Japanese
Kura means "storehouse" and hayashi means "forest, grove".
Kurai Japanese
Kura means "warehouse, storehouse" and i means "well, pit, mineshaft".
Kurama Japanese
Kura can mean "own, possess, warehouse, storehouse" and ma can mean "horse".
Kuramae Japanese
Kura means "storehouse, warehouse, have, possess" and mae means "front, forward".
Kuramochi Japanese
From Japanese 倉 (kura) meaning "granary, storehouse" and 持 (mochi) meaning "hold, have, possess".
Kuramoto Japanese
From Japanese 倉, 蔵 (kura) meaning "warehouse, storehouse" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Kuramura Japanese
Kura means "storehouse" and mura means "village, hamlet".
Kuranishi Japanese
Kura means "granary, warehouse, storehouse, has, possess" and nishi means "west".
Kurano Japanese
Kura means "storehouse, warehouse" no means "field, wilderness, plain".
Kurasawa Japanese
倉 (Kura) means "Owns, Storehouse, Posesses" and 沢 (Sawa) means "Marsh, Swamp".
Kurauchi Japanese
From Japanese 倉 (kura) or 蔵/藏 (kura) both meaning "granary, storehouse" and 内 (uchi) meaning "inside".
Kurbonov Tajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek form of Kurbanov.
Kureshi Indian (Muslim)
Indian variant of Qureshi.
Kurg Estonian
Kurg is an Estonian surname meaning "stork".
Kuri Japanese
From 栗 (kuri) meaning "chestnut".
Kuriakose Syrian, Aramaic
Kuriakose is a common male first name and surname among Saint Thomas Christians, mainly from central part of the state of Kerala in India and surrounding areas.... [more]
Kurian Greek
Originated from the name Quriaqos (ܩܘܪܝܩܘܣ) or the Greek Kyrios or kurios (Ancient Greek: κύριος) meaning Lord, master, power or authority, and is very popular among Kerala Christians both as a first name and as a surname.
Kurian Indian (Christian)
From the given name Kurian.
Kuribayashi Japanese
From Japanese 栗 (kuri) meaning "chestnut" and 林 (hayashi) meaning "forest".
Kurida Japanese
From 栗 (kuri) meaning "chestnut" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kurigawa Japanese
The Surname "Kurigawa/Kurikawa" translates to "Chestnut River"
Kurihaba Japanese
栗幅 = chestnut | hanging scroll; width ... [more]
Kurihara Japanese
From Japanese 栗 (kuri) meaning "chesnut" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Kurihashi Japanese
Kuri means "chestnut" and hashi means "bridge".
Kurikara Japanese (Rare)
Kuri means "chestnut" and kara means "larch."
Kuriki Japanese
Kuri means "chestnut" and ki means "tree, wood".
Kuriki Japanese
From Japanese 栗 (kuri) meaning "chestnut" and 城 (ki) meaning "castle".
Kurimida Japanese
Kurimi means "chestnut" and da comes from ta meaning "rice paddy, field".
Kurimita Japanese
Kurimi means "chestnut" and ta means "field, rice paddy".
Kurimoto Japanese
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Moto means "Origin, Source, Root".
Kurimoto Japanese
From Japanese 栗 (kuri) meaning "chestnut" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Kurio Japanese
Kuri means "chestnut" and o means "tail".
Kurisingal Malayalam
Malayalam surname used by the St Thomas Christians of Kerala.
Kurisoo Estonian
Kurisoo is an Estonian surname meaning "evil swamp/marsh".
Kuristik Estonian
Kuristik is an Estonian surname meaning "gully".
Kurisu Japanese
This surname is used as 栗栖, 栗須, 栗洲 with 栗 (ri, ritsu, ononoku, kuri) meaning "chestnut", 栖 (sei, su.mu) meaning "cobweb, den, hive, nest, rookery", 須 (shu, su, subekara.ku, subeshi, hige, matsu, mochi.iru, moto.meru) meaning "by all means, necessarily, ought" and 洲 (shuu, su, shima) meaning "continent, country, island, sandbar."... [more]
Kurisu Japanese
From Japanese 栗 (kuri) meaning "chestnut" and 栖 (su) meaning "nest, den".
Kurita Japanese
From Japanese 栗 (kuri) meaning "chesnut" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kuritsuka Japanese
Kuri means "chestnut" and tsuka means "mound, hillock".
Kuritsyn Russian
Derived from Russian курица (kuritsa) meaning "chicken".
Kuriyama Japanese
Kuri means "chestnut" and yama means "mountain".
Kuriyama Japanese
From Japanese 栗 (kuri) meaning "chestnut" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Kurizuka Japanese
A variant of Kuritsuka.... [more]
Kurnatowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Kurnatowice.
Kurnaz Turkish
Means "sly, cunning" in Turkish.
Kuroba Japanese
From the Japanese 黒 (kuro) "black" and 羽 (ha or hane) "wing."
Kurobe Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning "black" and 部 (be) meaning "part, section".
Kurobiru Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 畔蒜 (see Abiru).
Kurogi Japanese
Variant of Kuroki, Kuro means "Black" and Gi means "Tree, Wood".
Kurogiri Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning "black" and 霧 (giri) meaning "mist"
Kurohashi Japanese
Kuro means "black" and hashi means "bridge".
Kuroi Japanese
Kuro means "black" and i means "mineshaft, pit, hole".
Kuroita Japanese
Kuro means "black" and ita mean "board, plank".
Kurokawa Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning "black" combined with 川 (kawa) or 河 (kawa) both meaning "river."
Kuroko Japanese (Rare)
Kuro means "black" and ko means "child, sign of the rat". ... [more]
Kuromiya Japanese
Kuro means "Black" and Miya means "Shrine".... [more]
Kuromusha Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 黒武者 (Kuromusha) meaning "Kuromusha", a division in the division of Urano in the area of Iriki in the city of Satsumasendai in the prefecture of Kagoshima in Japan or a name of a group of several households in the Kadowari System that took place in the Edo Period in the former Japanese province of Satsuma in parts of present-day Kagoshima, Japan.
Kurone Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 畔蒜 (see Abiru).
Kuronire Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of 畔蒜 (see Abiru).
Kuronishi Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 畔蒜 (see Abiru).
Kuroniwa Japanese
Kuro means "black" and niwa means "garden".
Kurono Japanese
Kuro means "black" and no means "field, wilderness, plain".
Kuronuma Japanese
Kuro means "black" and numa means "swamp".
Kuropatkin Russian
Derived from Russian куропатка (kuropatka) meaning "partridge".
Kurosaka Japanese
Kuro means "Black" and Saka means "Hill, Slope".
Kurosaki Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning "black" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Kurose Japanese
Kuro means "black" and se means "current, ripple".
Kuroshima Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning "black" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".
Kurosu Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning "black" and 須 (su) meaning "mandatory, necessary".
Kuroyanagi Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning "black" and 柳 (yanagi) meaning "willow".
Kurpjuhn German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "shoemaker", derived from Old Prussian kurpjuns "shoemaker", ultimately from Old Prussian kurpe, kurpi "shoe".
Kürschner German
Occupational name for a furrier, Middle High German kürsenære, from Middle High German kürsen meaning "fur coat".
Kursumulu Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Kurt Turkish
Means "wolf" in Turkish.
Kurth German
From the given name Kurt
Kurtoğlu Turkish
Means "son of the wolf" from Turkish kurt meaning "wolf".
Kurtsen Danish (Rare)
Means "son of Kurt".
Kurtz German
Variant of Kurz.
Kuru Japanese
Japanese: though written with the character for ‘give’ or ‘present’, the original meaning may actually be ‘sunset’. The name is listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku and is no longer common in Japan, but there is a city by that name in Hiroshima prefecture and the area may have ancient connections with the family.
Kuru Turkish
Means "dry, bare" in Turkish.
Kurumi Japanese (Rare)
From 栗 (kurumi) meaning "chestnut".
Kurup Malayalam
From a title traditionally bestowed upon weapon makers and masters of martial arts, of uncertain meaning.
Kurushima Japanese
From 栗 (kuru) meaning "chestnut" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".
Kurusu Japanese
Combination of 来 (kuru), meaning "come, next", and 栖 (su), meaning "nest, den".
Kurvits Estonian
Kurvits is an Estonian surname meaning "woodcock" and "snipe".
Kuryakin Russian (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Koryakin.
Kurylenko Ukrainian
Possibly an alternate transcription of Ukrainian Кириле́нко (see Kyrylenko). A famous bearer is Ukrainian-French actress and model Olga Kurylenko (1979-).
Kurylo Ukrainian
From the personal name Kurýlo, a Ukrainian form of the ancient Slavic name Kiril, from Greek Kyrillos, a derivative of kyrios ‘Lord.' This was the name of the saint and missionary of the Orthodox Church (826–869) who, together with his brother Methodios, brought Christianity to the Slavs... [more]
Kurzberg German, Yiddish, Jewish
From a location name meaning "short mountain" in German, from Middle High German kurz meaning "short" and berg meaning "mountain". As a Jewish surname it is ornamental.
Kurzhals German
Short Neck
Kuş Turkish
Means "bird" in Turkish.
Kusain Filipino, Maguindanao
From the given name Kusain.
Kusainov Kazakh
Means "son of Kusain" (see Husayn).
Kusaka Japanese
meaning of sound of KUSA-KA is grassy-place. on kanji it means 日(sun) 下(under), there is association which grass grows good under the sun. this is the special case of usage of kanji in Japanese such as 飛鳥 asuka, 春日 kasuga and 長谷川 hasegawa.
Kusaka Japanese
From Japanese 日 (ku) meaning "sun, day" and 下 (saka) meaning "under, below".
Kusama Japanese
From Japanese 草 (kusa) meaning "grass, herbs" and 間 (ma) meaning "among, between".
Kusanagi Japanese
From Japanese 草 (kusa) meaning "grass" and 彅 (nagi) meaning "cutter". A notable bearer of this surname is actor Tsuyoshi Kusanagi (草彅 剛, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, 1974–).
Kusano Japanese
From Japanese 草 (kusa) meaning "grass, herbs" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Kusayanagi Japanese
From Japanese 草 (kusayanagi) meaning "grass" or 日 (kusayanagi) meaning "sun, day". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Kuschmann German, Jewish
Probably derived from a Germanized form of the Ancient Greek given name Kosmas.
Kuşçu Turkish
Occupational name for a breeder, seller or trainer of birds, from Turkish kuş meaning "bird".
Kuse Japanese
Ku means "long time ago" and se means "world"
Kush English (American)
Americanization of Kusz, Kusch, Kuš and Kus.
Kushi Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 久枝 (see Hisaeda).
Kushibiki Japanese
From Japanese 櫛 (kushi) meaning "comb" and 引 (hiki) meaning "pull, stretch".
Kushida Japanese (Rare)
This surname is written multiple ways, Kushi meaning "Skewer" or "Comb" (these are different kanji),and da is "Rice Paddy".
Kushieda Japanese (Rare)
Kushi means "Comb" and Eda means "Branch, Twig".
Kushige Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 櫛笥 (Kushige) meaning "Kushige", a former alley in the area of Kushige in the ward of Kamigyō in the city of Kyōto in the prefecture of Kyōto in Japan.... [more]
Kushige Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 櫛 (kushi) meaning "comb" and 下 (ge) meaning "bottom; low", possibly referring to a comb case.
Kushige Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 櫛下 (Kushige), from 櫛下門 (Kushigemon), the name of one of the groups of several households in the Kadowari System that took place in the Edo Period in the former Japanese province of Satsuma in parts of present-day Kagoshima, Japan, as well as surrounding areas.
Kushman German, Jewish
Variant spelling of Kuschmann.
Kushner Jewish
This surname is a German Jewish given name. A notable bearer is Jared Kushner the son in law of President Donald J. Trump who became president in the year 2016.
Kushwaha Indian
Kushwaha (sometimes, Kushvaha) is a community of the Indo-Gangetic plain which has traditionally been involved in agriculture. The term has been used to represent at least four subcastes, being those of the Kachhis, Kachwahas, Koeris and Muraos... [more]
Kuslapuu Estonian
Kuslapuu is an Estonian surname meaning "honeysuckle tree".
Küster German
It literally means "sexton".
Kusuda Japanese
From Japanese 楠 (kusu) meaning "camphor tree" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kusunoki Japanese
"Camphor Tree"
Kusunoki Japanese
From Japanese 楠 (kusunoki) meaning "camphor tree".
Kusunoki Japanese
From Japanese 楠 (kusunoki) meaning "camphor tree". This name can also be formed from 楠 (kusu) meaning "camphor" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
Kutch German (Anglicized)
Americanized variant of German Kutsch.
Kutcher Czech (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Kučer or Kucera. Notable actor Ashton Kutcher is of Czech origin.
Kutlu Turkish
Means "auspicious, blessed, happy, holy, lucky" in Turkish.
Kutnjak Croatian
Derived from kutnjak, meaning "molar".
Kutsar Estonian
Kutsar is an Estonian surname meaning "coachman".
Kutsch German
Topographic name of Slavic origin, from Sorbian kut ‘corner’, ‘nook’. Variant of Kutsche, metonymic occupational name for a coachman or coachbuilder, from the Hungarian loanword kocsi (see Kocsis).
Kutschera German
German cognate of Kučera.
Kutsuku Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese 鞠 (see Mari).
Kütt Estonian
Kütt is an Estonian surname meaning "hunter".
Kuttelwascher German
Surname given to those who had the occupation of cleaning tripe. Combines the words kuttel meaning "tripe" and washer meaning "washer". Bearers of the surname typically live in Austria.
Küttim Estonian
Küttim is an Estonian surname derived from "küttima" meaning "to hunt" or "pursue".
Kuttner German
Originally from a nickname for someone wearing monk robes from Middle High German kuttner "robe wearing monk".
Kutty Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "child" in Malayalam and Tamil.
Kütük Turkish
Means "tree log, stump" in Turkish.
Kutz Italian
Habitational name for someone from Kuhz, near Prenzlau.
Kutz German
From a pet form of the personal name Konrad.
Kutz Polish
Germanized form of Polish Kuc "pony", "short person".
Kutzer German
Occupational name for a coachman or coach builder from old high German kutsche from Hungarian kocsi "coach". Variant of Kutscher.
Kutzler German
This is the surname of my great-grandfather, of German ancestry.
Kuub Estonian
Kuub is an Estonian surname meaning "coat" and "jacket".
Kuul Estonian
Unknown
Kuular Tuvan
Derived from Tuvan куу (kuu) meaning "swan" or "gray". Names bearing unfavourable meanings were traditionally used by Tuvans to ward off evil spirits.