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.
Kuur Estonian
Kuur is an Estonian surname meaning "shed" or "hovel".
Kuurmaa Estonian
Kuurmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "shed/hovel land".
Kuusalu Estonian
Kuusalu is an Estonian surname derived from "kuusik" meaning "spruce wood" and "salu" meaning "grove".
Kuuse Estonian
Kuuse is an Estonian surname meaning "fir".
Kuusepuu Estonian
Kuusepuu is an Estonian surname meaning "fir tree".
Kuusik Estonian
Kuusik is an Estonian surname meaning "spruce stand".
Kuusinen Finnish
A surname originating from Eastern Finland, comprised of the elements “kuusi” meaning “six” or “moon”, and the suffix “-nen” which is typical of Eastern Finnish surnames. A notable bearer of this name is the Finnish-Soviet politician and writer Otto V. Kuusinen, one of the original founders of the Finnish Communist Party.
Kuusk Estonian
Kuusk is an Estonian surname meaning "spruce".
Kuuskmaa Estonian
Kuuskmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "fir/spruce land".
Kuuspalu Estonian
Kuuspalu is an Estonian surname meaning "fir (kuusk) heathy woodland (palu)".
Kuut Estonian
Kuut is an Estonian surname meaning "kennel".
Küüts Estonian
Küüts is an Estonian surname meaning "lift".
Kuwahara Japanese
From Japanese 桑 (kuwa) meaning "mulberry" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Kuwajima Japanese (Rare)
Kuwa (桑) means "mulberry", shima/jima (島) means "island". Shima changes to jima because of rendaku. It is also possible to be spelled as Kuwashima
Kuwako Japanese
Kuwa means "mulberry tree" and ko means "child, sign of the rat, first of the Chinese zodiac."
Kuwamoto Japanese
Kuwamoto/桑元 = Mulberry Origin/Book
Kuwashima Japanese (Rare)
Kuwa (桑) means "mulberry", shima (島) means "island". It is also possible to be spelled as Kuwajima
Kuwata Japanese
From Japanese 桑 (kuwa) meaning "mulberry" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kuwatani Japanese
From Japanese 桑 (kuwa) meaning "mulberry" combined with 谷 (tani) meaning "valley". A notable bearer of this surname is Natsuko Kuwatani (桑谷 夏子), a Japanese voice-actress who is best known for voicing Ryōko Asakura from the Haruhi Suzumiya series and Alph from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha.
Kuwayama Japanese
From Japanese 桑 (kuwa) meaning "mulberry" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Kuyeng Chinese (Russified)
Russified form of Kuang used by ethnic Chinese living in parts of the former Soviet Union (based on the Cantonese romanization of the name).
Kuyon Hungarian, Romanian
Largely unknown, but may have origins in a village in Poland, called Kujan. There’s records on the name at Ellis Island in New York where it was anglicized to the phonetic, Kuyon. There’s also a split in the main families with the name in the US to another diminutive, Kenyon.... [more]
Kuyper Dutch
Variant of Kuiper
Kuypers Dutch
Variant of Kuiper
Kuyt Dutch
Variant of Kuijt, notably borne by the Dutch former soccer player Dirk Kuyt (1980-).
Kuze Japanese
Ku means "long time ago" and ze comes from ze meaning "world".
Kuzin Russian
Means "son of Kuzya".
Kuzina Russian
Feminine form of Kuzin.
Kuzma Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the personal name Kuzma, Greek Kosmas, a derivative of kosmos ‘universe’, ‘(ordered) arrangement’. St. Cosmas, martyred with his brother Damian in Cilicia in the early 4th century ad, came to be widely revered in the Eastern Church.
Kuzmak Ukrainian
From the given name Kuzma.
Kuzmin Russian, Ukrainian
Means "son of Kuzma".
Kuzmyn Ukrainian
Variant transcription of Kuzmin.
Kuznets Russian
The Russian variation of Smith.
Kuzome Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 久染 (see Hisazome).
Kuzu Turkish
Means "lamb" in Turkish.
Kvasnička Czech
from kvasnička ‘sour cherry’, applied as a nickname.
Kvist Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "twig, branch".... [more]
Kvitsinia Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz surname Kutsnia; the Abkhaz name was replaced by the Mingrelian spelling during the era of Joseph Stalin. It is most likely derived from Abkhaz икуцны иааз (ikutsny iaaz) meaning "one who migrates", though the word квици (kvitsi) has no real meaning in Abkhaz... [more]
Kvon Chinese (Russified)
Russified form of Kuang used by ethnic Chinese living in parts of the former Soviet Union (based on the Cantonese romanization of the name).
Kvong Chinese (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Kvon.
Kwa Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Ke.
Kwak Korean
From Sino-Korean 郭 (gwak) meaning "outer city" (making it the Korean form of Guo) or 霍 (gwak) meaning "quickly, suddenly".
Kwan Korean
Korean Hanja: 管, 關 ... [more]
Kwasigroch Polish
person who ferments(kwasic) peas(groch)
Kwasnik Polish
Meaning: Sour or acidic.
Kwee Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Guo based on Dutch orthography.
Kwek Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Guo.
Kwiecień Polish
Derived from Polish kwiecień "April (month)".
Kwieciński Polish, Jewish
Habitational surname for someone from a place named Kwiecin, named after the Polish word kwiat, which means "flower".
Kwm Hmong
Original Hmong form of Kue.
Kwon Korean
Korean form of Quan, from Sino-Korean 權 (gwon).
Kwong Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Kuang.
Ky Vietnamese
Meaning Unknown.
Kyagumbo Shona
Meaning unknown.
Kyei African
Ghanaian surname that is derived from the Akan language. It means "greatness" or "to become great" in English.
Kyekyeku Akan
Meaning unknown.
Kyer English (American)
Anglicized form of Geier.
Kyne Irish
From Gaelic Ó Cadháin meaning "descendant of Cadhán", a byname meaning "barnacle goose".
Kyoguchi Japanese
From Japanese 京 (kyo) meaning "capital" and 口 (guchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
Kyohoh Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 京応 (see Kyōō).
Kyōnō Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 皛 (kyō) of unknown meaning and 納 () meaning "to pay fees, to supply, to store, to complete, to restore".
Kyono Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 皛納 (see Kyōnō).
Kyōō Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 京 (kyō) meaning "capital city" and 応 (ō) meaning "to comply; to respond; to accord".
Kyoo Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 京応 (see Kyōō).
Kyoso Japanese
From Japanese 狂 (kyō) meaning "madness" and 想 (sō) meaning "thought, idea". The kanji that makes up Kyoso can also mean "fantasy".
Kyoto Japanese
From place name Kyoto.
Kyouou Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 京応 (see Kyōō).
Kyrgyzov Kyrgyz
Means "son of a Kyrgyz".
Kyriacou Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Kyriakou chiefly used in Cyprus.
Kyriakos Greek
From the given name Kyriakos.
Kyrö Finnish
Origins remain unknown, might be deprived from the rare given name Kyrö or the location name. The earliest documented person with Kyrö as a surname dates back to 1553
Kyrychenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Kyryk.
Kyrylenko Ukrainian
Means "son of Kyrylo".
Kyte English
Variant of Kite.
Kyugoku Japanese
A variant of Kyogoku.
Kyyhkynen Finnish
Means "pigeon, dove" in Finnish.