Submitted Surnames Starting with K

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Kalinin Russian
Derived from Russian калина (kalina) meaning "guelder rose" (a type of plant).
Kalinowska Polish
Feminine form of Kalinowski.
Kalinowski Polish
Name for someone from any of various locations named Kalinowa, Kalinowo or Kalinów, all derived from Polish kalina meaning "viburnum (a type of plant)".
Kalinska Polish
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Kalita Indian, Assamese
Meaning uncertain. One theory suggests that the name is derived from Sanskrit कुल (kula) meaning "family, caste" and लुप्त (lupta) meaning "lost, gone", though this has been criticised as a false etymology.
Kalita Polish
A polish surname meaning "money pouch" in old polish
Kaljend Estonian
Kaljend is an Estonian surname derived from the words "kalju" meaning "rock/cliff" and "eend" meaning "protusion/overhang".
Kalju Estonian
Kalju is an Estonian surname, meaning "cliff". "Kalju" is also a masculine given name.
Kaljujärv Estonian
Kaljujärv is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff lake".
Kaljula Estonian
Kaljula is an Estonian surname meaning "rock/cliff area".
Kaljulaid Estonian
Kaljulaid is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff islet".
Kaljumäe Estonian
Kaljumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff hill".
Kaljuots Estonian
Kaljuots is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff ("kalju") "end/tip" ("ots").
Kaljupank Estonian
Kaljupank is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff bank/escarpment".
Kaljuraag Estonian
Kaljuraag is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff willow".
Kaljurand Estonian
Kaljurand is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff beach".
Kaljusoo Estonian
Kaljusoo is an Estonian surname meaning "Kalju's (a masculine given name) swamp". Also probably an Estonianization of "Kalju's son".
Kaljuste Estonian
Kaljuste is an Estonian surname derived from "kalju" meaning "cliff" and "Kalju", a masculine given name.
Kaljuvee Estonian
Kaljuvee is an Estonian surname meaning "cliff water".
Kalk Estonian
Kalk is an Estonian surname meaning "heartless", "callous" and "harsh".
Kalk German, Dutch
Occupational name for a lime burner from Middle High German kalc and Middle Dutch calk "lime" (both a loanword from Latin calx).
Kalkan Turkish
Means "shield" in Turkish.
Kalkbrenner German
Occupational name for a lime burner from Middle High German kalc "chalk lime" and brenner "burner".
Käll Swedish
From Swedish källa "source (of a stream of water)", ultimately derived from Old Norse kelda.
Kall Estonian
Kall is an Estonian surname meaning "slope".
Kalla Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "priest".
Kalla Sami
Derived from Kállá, the Sami form of Karl.
Kallai Estonian
Kallai is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "kall" meaning "slope" and "lai" meaning "wide/broad": "wide slope".
Kallan Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Kalla.
Kallas Estonian
Kallas is an Estonian surname, meaning "shore".
Kallasmaa Estonian
Kallasmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "bank/shore/coast land".
Kallasmets Estonian
Kallasmets is an Estonian surname meaning "shore forest".
Kallaste Estonian
Kallaste is and Estonian surname meaning "seaside" or "seashore".
Kallasvee Estonian
Kallasvee is an Estonian surname meaning "shore water".
Kállay Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from a place called Kálló or Kallo in Nógrád County or from the provincial town of Nagykálló in Szabolcs County in Hungary
Källberg Swedish
Swedish variant of Kjellberg.
Kalle Estonian
Kalle is an Estonian surname meaning "slope", "slant" and "incline".
Kallemaa Estonian
Kallemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "sloping land".
Kallemets Estonian
Kallemets is an Estonian surname meaning "sloping forest".
Kallergis Greek
The surname is composed of the Greek words kalon (=beautiful) and ergon(from ergo "work, task, deed, accomplishment, or purpose")
Kallio Finnish
Means "rock" in Finnish (as in a formation of solid rock, not a piece of stone). Common, is in the top 50 surnames. Kyösti Kallio was the fourth president of Finland.
Kallis Estonian
Kallis is an Estonian surname meaning "darling", "sweetheart", or "beloved".
Kallmeyer German
from a Germanized form of Slavic kal "marshland bog" or from Middle High German Middle Low German kalc "lime" and Middle High German meier "tenant farmer" (see Meyer ) hence a distinguishing nickname for a farmer whose farm lay on marshy land or near a lime pit.
Kallweit German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "smith; blacksmith; farrier", derived from Old Prussian kalt "to forge; to hammer" and Old Prussian kalweitis "the village smith".
Kalm Estonian
Kalm is an Estonian surname derived from "kalme", meaning "burial mound" and "kalmistu", meaning "cemetery".
Kalmus Estonian
Kalmus is an Estonian surname meaning "sweet flag (a waterside plant; Acorus calamus)".
Kalnieks Latvian
Derived from the word kalns meaning "mountain".
Kalogeras Greek
From the Greek word καλόγερος (kalogeros), meaning monk.
Kalogeropoulos Greek
Means "son of the monk" in Greek, derived from Greek καλόγερος (kalógeros) "monk, friar".
Kalos Ancient Greek
Means beautiful in Greek
Kalp German, Jewish
From Middle High German kalp ‘calf’, German Kalb, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who reared calves.
Kalsi Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Meaning unknown. Kalsi is a clan to Sikhs while it is a sub-caste to Lohars.
Kalt German, German (Swiss)
From Middle High German kalt "cold" probably applied as a nickname for someone who felt the cold or for someone with an unfriendly disposition.
Kalthoff German
German (Westphalian): habitational name from a place named as 'the cold farm', from Middle High German kalt "cold" + hof "farmstead", "manor farm’, "court".
Kaltman German
From a nickname for a cool, unfriendly person from middle high German kalt "cold" and mann "man".
Kalviste Estonian
Kalviste is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "Kalvi", a village in Lääne-Viru County.
Kam Korean
North Korean, from Sino-Korean "甘" (Kam) meaning "Sweet".
Kama Estonian
Kama is an Estonian surname; from "kama", a food made of finely milled flour.
Kamachi Japanese
Kama means "honeysuckle" and chi means "ground, soil", or it could be spelled as ka meaning "add, increase" and machi meaning "town".
Kamada Japanese
From Japanese 鎌 (kama) meaning "sickle, scythe" and 田 (Tạ) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kamado Japanese
A traditional Japanese wood or charcoal-fuelled cookstove/furnace (竈 kama), while the second means "door" (門 do). Other kanji combinations are possible.
Kamado Japanese (Rare)
Means "cooking furnace opening" in Japanese.
Kamai Japanese
Kama means "honeysuckle" and i means "well, pit, mineshaft".
Kamaka Hawaiian
From the given name Kamaka.
Kamakado Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Kamado.
Kamakawiwo'ole Hawaiian
From ka maka wiwo'ole, which means "the fearless eye, the bold face" in Hawaiian.... [more]
Kamakura Japanese
Kama means "honeysuckle" and kura means "storehouse."
Kamal Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Kamal 1.
Kamalanchali Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamalani Hawaiian
From the given name Kamalani.
Kamalaphirom Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamalas Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamalas Na Krungthep Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamalaswin Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamali Persian
From the given name Kamal 1.
Kamaliazad Pakistani, Persian
It's derived from the words Kamali meaning "Ascetic's blanket" & aazaad meaning "free or independent", or even kamaal-i-aazaad meaning "perfection of the free, or independent".
Kamara Western African
Used in Sierra Leone.
Kamase Japanese
From Japanese 釜 (kama) meaning "cauldron; pot; kettle" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids; current".
Kamat Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Konkani
Means "people who work in soil" from काम (kām) meaning "work, task, labour" combined with मिट्टी (miṭṭī) meaning "soil, earth".
Kamata Japanese
From Japanese 鎌 (kama) meaning "sickle, scythe" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kamath Sanskrit
Derived from the Sanskrit word “kamat,” which means “merchant” or “trader”.
Kamban Faroese, Old Norse, Old Celtic, Old Irish
Likely from Old Irish cambán "crooked one". This was the surname of Grímur Kamban, the legendary first settler in the Faroe Islands according to the Færeyinga saga. This name is still borne by a handful of people in the Faroe Islands today.
Kamble Indian, Marathi, Konkani
Occupational name for a weaver of blankets or a nickname for a person who often carried blankets with them, derived from Sanskrit कम्बल (kambala) meaning "blanket".
Kamchatsky Russian
Refers to a region in Eastern Russia named "Kamchatka."
Kameda Japanese
From Japanese 亀 (kame) meaning "turtle, tortoise" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kamegai Japanese
"Turtle valley".
Kamegaya Japanese
"Turtle valley".
Kamei Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "turtle well". It is written as 亀井. A bearer of this surname is Eri Kamei. She is a member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. (1988-)
Kamel Arabic
From the given name Kamal 1.
Kamenashi Japanese
Means "turle pear" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 亀 (turtle) and 梨 (pear).
Kamenev Russian
Russian spelling of surname Kamanov
Kamenov Bulgarian
Means "son of Kamen".
Kameoka Japanese
From Japanese 亀 (kame) meaning "turtle, tortoise" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Kametani Japanese
"Turtle valley."
Kametz Polish (Germanized), German
From the Polish kmiec, meaning ‘small tenant farmer’.
Kameya Japanese
"Turtle valley".
Kameyama Japanese
From Japanese 亀 (kame) meaning "turtle, tortoise" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Kamhi Jewish
Name found throughout the Mediterranean, predominantly in Mizrahi and Sephardic Jewish communities. Meaning unknown.
Kami Nepali
From the name of a caste of blacksmiths derived from Nepali काम (kam) meaning "work, act", ultimately from Sanskrit कर्मन् (karman).
Kami Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 神 (see Jin).
Kamieńska Polish
Feminine form of Kamieński.
Kamikaze Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 神 (kami) meaning "god" and 風 (kaze) meaning "wind".
Kamil Arabic
Derived from the given name Kamil 1.
Kamimura Japanese
Kami means "god" or "top, upper" and mura means "village, hamlet "
Kaminaga Japanese
Kami/神 = "God, Spirit, Supernatural Being" Naga/永 ,長. 永 = "Eternal" 長 = "Length". So it basically means "God Eternal" or "God length".
Kaminari Japanese
From Japanese 上 (kami) meaning "above" and 鳴 (nari) meaning "sound, to ring" or 雷 (kaminari) meaning "thunder"
Kamino Japanese
formed with 紙 (Shi, Kami) meaning "Paper" and 野 (Ya, Sho, No) meaning "Field". Which means the surname could possible come out as “Field of Paper”
Kamińska Polish
Feminine form of Kamiński.
Kaminskas Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Kamiński.
Kaminskis Latvian
Latvian form of Kamiński.
Kamisaka Japanese
Kami can mean "god" or "above, upper, top" and saka means "hill, slope."
Kamiyama Japanese
From Japanese 神 (kami) meaning "god" or 上 (kami) meaning "above, upper" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Kamkaew Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai คำแก้ว (see Khamkaeo).
Kamm Estonian, German
It's origins are of German origin, meaning "comb"... [more]
Kämmerer German
from Middle High German kamerære "chamberlain" (from kamere "chamber") a status name for the treasurer of a court monastery a great household or a city and in Switzerland for the manager of a church property a so-called Widem.
Kamolchanthr Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamoldilok Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamolkhontha Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamolnawin Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamolsutthi Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamolthani Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamolwathin Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamolyabut Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamori Japanese
Ka means "increase, step up" or "congratulation" and mori means "forest".
Kamosawa Japanese
Kamo means "duck" and sawa means "swamp, marsh".
Kamoshida Japanese
From Japanese 鴨 (kamo) meaning "duck", 志 (shi) meaning "will, purpose" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kamoto Japanese
This surname is used as 加本, 嘉本, 家本, 賀本, 下元, 嘉元 or 賀元 with 加 (ka, kuwa.eru, kuwa.waru) meaning "add(ition), Canada, include, increase, join," 嘉 (ka, yoi, yomi.suru) meaning "applaud, esteem, praise," 家 (ka, ke, ie, uchi, ya) meaning "expert, family, home, house, performer, professional," 賀 (ga, ka) meaning "congratulations, joy," 下 (ka, ge, o.riru, kuda.saru, kuda.ri, kuda.ru, sa.garu, sa.geru, shita, shimo, moto) meaning "below, descend, down, give, inferior, low," 本 (hon, moto) meaning "book, main, origin, present, real, true" and 元 (gan, gen, moto) meaning "beginning, former time, origin."
Kamp German, Dutch, Danish
From the German element kamp (from Latin campus) "field".
Kampa Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 寒波 (kampa) meaning "cold wave", referring to possibly a person described as having cold vibes or an event that involved cold waves.
Kämpe Swedish
From Swedish kämpe "fighter".
Kampf German, Jewish
From middle high German kampf, German kamf "fight, struggle" occupation for a fighter.
Kampos Greek
From Greek meaning "plain, lowlands".
Kamposos Greek
Diminutive of Kampos.
Kamprad Swedish (Rare)
Rare Swedish surname of German origin. A notable bearer is Ingvar Kamprad (1926-2018), a Swedish business magnate and the founder of IKEA... [more]
Kampu Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 寒風 (see Kampū).
Kampū Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 寒風 (kampū) meaning "cold winter wind", referring to possibly a person described as cold or an event that involved cold wind.
Kampū Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 寒風 (Kampū) meaning "Kampū", a former division in the former large village of Kamiminamiaosawa in the former district of Akumi in the former Japanese province of Ugo in parts of present-day Akita and Yamagata in Japan.
Kampuh Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 寒風 (see Kampū).
Kampuu Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 寒風 (see Kampū).
Kamran Urdu, Persian
Derived from the given name Kamran.
Kamrani Persian
From the given name Kamran.
Kamukakmun Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamutharat Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamuthwanit Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamutka Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamutphisamai Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kamutyoothin Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kan Korean (Russified)
Russified form of Kang used by ethnic Koreans living in parts of the former Soviet Union.
Kan Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Hokkien)
Cantonese and Hokkien romanization of Jian.
Kan Khmer
Means "hold, carry, sustain, support" in Khmer.
Kan Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 神 (see Jin).
Kana Estonian
Kana is an Estonian surname meaning "hen" and "chicken".
Kana Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 海南 (see Unami).
Kanabut Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kanada Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Kaneda.
Kanae Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 神 (see Jin).
Kanagusuku Okinawan
The Okinawan language reading of its kanji, meaning "golden castle".
Kanai Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kana) meaning "gold, metal, money" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Kanakakhukun Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kanakakorn Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kanakanchali Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kanakapinda Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kanakapradisth Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kanakarat Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kanakomol Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kanamara Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kaname Japanese
Kana means "gold, metal, money" and ne means "root, origin".
Kanamori Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kana) meaning "gold, money" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest".
Kanamoto Japanese
Kana means "gold, metal, money" and moto means "origin, root, source".
Kananonth Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kanaoka Japanese
Kana means "metal, money, gold" and oka means "hill, mound",
Kanarbik Estonian
Kanarbik is an Estonian surname meaning "heath/heather".
Kanarek Jewish (Anglicized, Modern)
Originally from Canary, as in the Canary Islands.
Kanasawa Japanese
Kana means "gold, metal, money" and sawa means "marsh, swamp".=
Kanasut Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kanat Turkish
Occupational name for a seller of poultry from Turkish kanat meaning "(bird) wing".
Kanatiqueli Cherokee
This surname is derived from the Old French surname Cantrell, meaning "small bell" or "treble".
Kanatiquelli Cherokee
This surname is derived from the Old French surname Cantrell, meaning "small bell" or "treble". The first known bearer is a part-Cherokee author.
Kanaya Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kana) meaning "metal, money" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".
Kanayama Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kana) meaning "metal, money" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Kanazawa Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kana) meaning "metal, money, gold" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Kanazoé Mossi
Not available.
Kanbara Japanese
From Japanese 神 (kan) meaning "god" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Kanbayashi Japanese
From the Japanese 上 (kan, kami or ue) "upper," "above," 管 (kan) "tube," "canal," 官 (kan) "authorities," "government" or 神 (kan, kami or shin) "god" and 林 (bayashi or hayashi) "forest," "woods," "grove."
Kanbe Japanese
It's written as kan meaning "god, deity" and be meaning "door".
Känd Estonian
Känd is an Estonian surname meaning "stump".
Kandel Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Arabic قنديل (see Qandil).
Kandel Nepali
Habitational name from a village called Kanda.
Kandhal Indian, Gujarati
People with the last name of "Kandhal" are commonly descendants of Rao Kandhal who belonged to the "Rathore" clan of Rajputs (warrior class) in India. "Rao" is a royal title. Rao Kandhal was younger brother of Rao Jodha who founded the princely state of Jodhpur in western Rajasthan, India... [more]
Kandil Arabic
Means "lamp, candle, lantern" in Arabic.
Kandil Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic قنديل (see Qandil).
Kandimaa Estonian
Kandimaa is an Estonian surname derived from "kandis" ("neck of the woods") and "land".
Kandt German
Probably from Middle High German kant meaning "jug" (from Latin olla cannata meaning "pot with one spout") and hence an occupational name for a maker or seller of jugs.
Kane Irish, Norwegian
From the anglicized Irish surname Cathan, meaning "warlike." In Norway, it's used as a noble name.
Kaneda Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kane) meaning "metal" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Kanedakara Japanese
Combination Kanji Character "金" meaning "Gold", with "宝" meaning "Treasure".
Kanehara Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kane) meaning "gold, metal, money" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Kanehira Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kane) meaning "gold, metal, money" and 平 (hira) meaning "level, even, peaceful".
Kaneki Japanese
This surname is used as 金城, 金木, 金気, 金喜, 兼城, 兼木 or 鹿子木 with 金 (kin, kon, gon, kana-, kane, -gane) meaning "gold," 兼 (ken, ka.neru, -ka.neru) meaning "and, concurrently," 城 (jou, shiro, ki) meaning "castle," 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood," 気 (ki, ke, iki) meaning "air, atmosphere, mood, mind, spirit," 喜 (ki, yoroko.basu, yoroko.bu) meaning "rejoice, take pleasure in," 鹿 (roku, ka, shika) meaning "deer" and 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, -ne) meaning "child, sign of the rat (1st sign of the Chinese zodiac)."
Kaneko Okinawan (Japanized)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 我如古 (see Ganeko).
Kanellopoulos Greek
Feminine version is Kanellopoulou
Kanemitsu Japanese
Kane means "gold, metal" and mitsu means "light".
Kanemoto Japanese
Topographic name meaning ‘(one who lives) near where gold (or any metal) is found’. Found in the island of Okinawa, where it is variously written. ... [more]
Kanemoto Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kane) meaning "gold, metal, money" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Kaneniwa Japanese
"Golden garden."
Kanep Estonian
Kanep is an Estonian surname meaning "hemp".
Kaneshiro Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kane) meaning "gold, metal, money" and 城 (shiro) meaning "castle".