Submitted Surnames Starting with K

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KEMERER German
From the Old German word "kämmerer," which means "chamberlain." A chamberlain was the person in charge of the noble household; to him would fall the duty of ensuring that the castle and court of the noble ran smoothly.
ĶEMERIS Latvian
Derived from the place name Ķemeri.
KEMPE Swedish
Variant of KÄMPE.
KEMPER German, Dutch
German: status name denoting a peasant farmer or serf, an agent noun derivative of Kamp ... [more]
KEMPTON English
From the name of a place in Shropshire meaning "Cempa's town" or "warrior town", from a combination of either the Old English word cempa "warrior" or the byname derived from it and tun "farmstead, settlement".
KENAPEA Estonian
Kenapea is an Estonian surname meaning "beautiful head".
KENDO Japanese
From Japanese 拳 (ken) meaning "fist" and 藤 (do, dou, dō) meaning "wisteria"
KENDREW English
Variant of ANDREW, possibly influenced by MCANDREW. Notable namesake is Nobel Prize winning chemist John Kendrew (1917-1997).
KENMA Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "to see enough".
KENNAWAY English
From the medieval personal name Kenewi, from Old English Cynewīg, literally "royal war", or Cēnwīg, literally "bold war".
KENNEALLY Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cionnfhaolaidh ‘descendant of Cionnfhaoladh’, a personal name derived from ceann ‘head’ + faol ‘wolf’.
KENNEBREW Scottish (Americanized, ?)
Americanized form of the Scottish surname Kinniburgh, which is derived from the feminine given name KINBOROUGH... [more]
KENNELLY Irish
Variant spelling of KENNEALLY.
KENNETHSON English
Means “Son Of Kenneth.”
KENNEY English
Variant of KENNY
KENNY English, Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinnigh "descendant of COINNEACH" or Ó Cionaodha "descendant of CIONAODH".
KENOBI Popular Culture
OBI-WAN Kenobi is a fictional character in the 'Star Wars' saga, created by George Lucas. The meaning of the name is not known, but as Lucas was very much influenced by Japanese samurai movies, it is possible that the name is a combination of Japanese 剣 (ken) "sword" and 帯 (obi) "belt".
KENSINGTON English
English surname meaning "CYNESIGE's town", from the Old English personal name Cynesige and ton 'town'.
KENSLEY English
This surname might derive from the surname KINSLEY or from the locational surname KELSEY (denoting someone who is from either North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire).
KENT English (?)
Region in England
KENTEL Estonian
Kentel is an Estonian surname meaning "pendant".
KENTIE Scottish, English, Dutch
Origin and meaning unknown. The name Kentie was spread in the Netherlands when a Scottish soldier, Alexander Kenti, settled at Woudrichem, the Netherlands around 1650. Alexander Kenti was born and raised in the Scottish highlands... [more]
KENWOOD English
From the settlement of Kenwood in the parish of Kenton, county of Devon, England. ... [more]
KENWYN Cornish (Rare)
This surname is derived from the name of a town and river in Cornwall, England (called Keynwynn in Cornish). It is said that the name is derived from Cornish keyn meaning "back, keel, ridge" and gwynn meaning "white, fair, blessed."
KENYON English, Welsh
Kenyon is a surname from Wales meaning "a person from Ennion's Mound"
KENZA Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name KENZA.
KEOGH Irish (Anglicized)
Variant of KEOUGH, which is a shortened form of McKeough, itself an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eochadha meaning "son of EOCHAIDH"... [more]
KEOUGH Irish, Scottish
Anglicized, reduced form of Mac Eochaidh meaning "son of EOCHAIDH".
KEPLER German
From Middle High German kappe meaning "hooded cloak". This was an occupational name for someone who made these kind of garments. A notable bearer was German astronomer and mathematician JOHANNES Kepler (1571–1630).
KERÄNEN Finnish
Possibly from Keräpää, a nickname for a bald person or someone with a round head and/or with closely cropped hair, combined with the common surname suffix -nen. In eastern Finland the name dates back to the 16th century.
KERBOW French
Possibly derived from the French word 'corbeau', meaning "raven".
KEREN Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name KEREN.
KERES Estonian
Keres is an Estonian surname derived from "kere", meaning both "hull" and "coach work".
KERGE Estonian
Kerge is an Estonian surname meaning both "slight" and "easy".
KERGOAT Breton, French
From Breton ker "Village" or "Area" and koad "Woods".
KERHERVÉ Breton
From Breton ker "Village" or "Area" and the name Hervé.
KERJEAN Breton
Possibly derived from a Breton place name, apparently composed of Breton kêr "city" and the name Jean.
KERSTEIN German
Derived from -kirsch "cherry" and -stein "stone", variant of KIRSTEIN.
KERWIN Irish
Variant of KIRWAN.
KESA Estonian
Kesa is an Estonian surname meaning "fallow".
KESAVÄLI Estonian
Kesaväli is an Estonian surname meaning "fallow field".
KESHET Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name KESHET which means "rainbow" in Hebrew, it is used more as a surname than a given name.
KESKIN Turkish
Means "sharp, bitter" in Turkish.
KESKÜLA Estonian
Kesküla is an Estonian name, derived from "kesk" ("central") and "küla" ("village").
KESLER German, Dutch, Jewish
It is an occupational name that means coppersmith. In alpine countries the name derived from the definition: the one living in the basin of a valley.
KESSEL German
From the Middle High German kezzel meaning "kettle, cauldron"; either an occupational surname for a maker of copper cooking vessels or a habitational/topographic name derived from the same word.
KESSEL Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name for someone from any of several places named "Kessel" in the Belgian provinces of Antwerp and Limburg or North Brabant in The Netherlands.
KESSLER German, Jewish
Denotes a coppersmith or maker of copper cooking vessels, derived from Middle High German kezzel meaning “kettle, cauldron”.
KESTEL English
Habitational name from Kestle, a place in Cornwall, so named from Cornish castell "castle, village, rock".
KESTELOOT Belgian (Modern)
No idea whatsoever as to the origin of the surname other than it is of Belgian origin.
KETCHAM English
Reduced form of KITCHENHAM
KETLEY English
Means "person from Ketley", Shropshire ("glade frequented by cats").
KEUCH German
Variation of KUCH.
KEURIG Dutch
Keurig is "derived from" a Dutch word meaning "excellence." A more accurate translation from the Dutch is "neat" or "tidy."
KEVADE Estonian
Kevade is an Estonian surname meaning "Spring (season)".
KEVIN Various
From the given name KEVIN.
KEVINSEN Scandinavian
Scandinavian variant of Kevinson.
KEYN Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from the Norwegian word for "strong pillar".
KHABIBULLIN Tatar, Bashkir
From the given name HABIBULLAH.
KHAIMOV Uzbek, Jewish
Means "son of CHAYYIM". This surname is used by Bukharan Jews of Uzbekistan.
KHAJIMBA Abkhaz
Of unknown meaning. A notable bearer is RAUL Khajimba (1958-), the current President of Abkhazia.
KHALAF Arabic
Means "successor, descendant" in Arabic.
KHALED Arabic, Bengali
From the given name KHALID.
KHALID Arabic, Urdu
From the given name KHALID.
KHALIF Somali
Somali form of KHALIFA.
KHALIFA Arabic
From the given name KHALIFA.
KHALIFE Lebanese (French)
French version of the Arabic name Khalifa which means “successor of Mohammed” used by Lebanese Christians ever since the French occupation of Lebanon.
KHALIL Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name KHALIL.
KHALILI Persian, Arabic
From the given name KHALIL.
KHALSA Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Theorised to be derived from Arabic خَلَصَ (ḵalaṣa) meaning "to be pure, to be clear". In Sikhism, the term refers baptised or initiated Sikhs.
KHAMLICHI Moroccan
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is actress Asmaa Khamlichi.
KHAMZIN Tatar, Bashkir, Kazakh
From the given name KHAMZA.
KHANSARI Persian
Actual meaning is unknown; originated in the Iranian tribe the Kurds.
KHARAZIA Abkhaz
There are several theories on the origin of the name. It could be derived from Arabic حَارِس (ḥāris) meaning "guard, guardian, defender", from a contraction of a Hebrew term, or from the Abkhaz word ҳара (ḥārā́) meaning "we, ours" combined with the Abkhaz suffix -ya or -ia denoting descent.
KHARE Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "pure, true" in Hindi and Marathi.
KHAREBATY Ossetian
Derived from Georgian ხარება (xareba) meaning "annunciation".
KHASANOV Chechen, Uzbek, Tajik, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tatar, Bashkir
Means "son of KHASAN" in Chechen, Uzbek, Tajik, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tatar, and Bashkir.
KHASHBA Abkhaz
Either derived from Abkhaz ахацə (āxācə) meaning "stone" or алашара (ālāšārā) "light".
KHASHOGGI Arabic
Arabized form of the Turkish surname Kaşıkçı.
KHAT Khmer
From Chinese 凯 meaning "triumphant","victorious"
KHATEEB Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of KHATIB.
KHATIB Arabic
Means "speaker, orator" in Arabic. In Islam, the term refers to the person who delivers the sermon (khutbah) during the Friday and Eid prayers.
KHATIWADA Nepali
From the name of a village in the Doti District of Nepal.
KHATUN Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Persian خاتون (xātūn) referring to a title of nobility and the feminine equivalent of the Turkic title khan meaning "leader, ruler".
KHAVAZA Dungan
Derived from the second part of the Arabic given name MUHAMMAD, -ha-.
KHAWAJA Urdu, Arabic, Bengali
From the Persian title خواجه (xâje) meaning "lord, master, owner".
KHAYBULAEV Avar, Crimean Tatar
Means "son of Khaybulla", from a given name derived from Arabic حَيّ (ḥayy) meaning "alive" combined with الله (allāh) meaning "ALLAH, God".
KHEN Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Hen or Chen (2) which both means "beauty", "grace", "charm" in Hebrew.
KHIEU Khmer
Means "to be blue (in colour)" in Khmer.
KHIEV Khmer
From Khmer ខៀវ (khiev) meaning "blue".
KHIL Russian
Russian spelling of HILL. A notable bearer was Russian baritone singer Eduard Khil (1934-2012).
KHIRLIG-OOL Tuvan (Rare)
Means "dirty boy" in Tuvan, from Tuvan хирлиг (khirlig) "dirty" and оол (ool) "son, boy".
KHISMATULLIN Tatar, Bashkir
From the given name ISMATULLAH.
KHIZRIEV Chechen
Means "son of KHIZIR".
KHLEBNIKOV Russian
This surname means a baker who makes bread.
KHNANISHO Assyrian
Means "mercy of JESUS" from Syriac ܚܢܢܐ (ḥənānā) meaning "mercy, grace, favour" and ܝܫܘܥ (Išōʿ) meaning "Jesus".
KHOLODOV Russian
Derived from Russian холод (kholod) meaning "cold".
KHOO Chinese (Anglicized)
Qiū is the Hanyu Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese family names 丘, 邱, 仇, 秋 and 裘.... [more]
KHOSRAVI Persian
From the given name KHUSRAW.
KHOURI Arabic
Variant transcription of KHOURY.
KHOURY Arabic
Means "priest" in Arabic, ultimately from Latin curia meaning "court". It is mostly used by Arabic-speaking Christians.
KHRUSHCHEV Russian
Derived from Russian хрущ (khrushch) meaning "cockchafer" or "May beetle".
KHRUSHCHEVA Russian
Feminine counterpart of Khrushchev.
KHÚC Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Qu, from Sino-Vietnamese 曲 (khúc).
KHUMALO Zulu, Ndebele, South African
Zulu and Ndebele clan name meaning "descendant of the fish tribe".
KHUREN-OOL Tuvan (Rare)
Means "brown boy" in Tuvan, from Tuvan хүрең (khüreñ) meaning "brown" combined with оол (ool) "son, boy".
KHVAN Korean (Russian)
Russified form of HWANG used by Koryo-saram.
KIBUS Estonian
Kibus is an Estonian surname meaning "piggin" (a small wooden pail with one stave extended upward as a handle).
KIBUSPUU Estonian
Kibuspuu is an Estonian surname meaning "piggin wood".
KICHIDA Japanese
It is the same as YOSHIDA, it means "Lucky, Fortunate Rice Paddy/ Field". This seems to be less common than Yoshida.
KICKLIGHTER American
Americanized spelling of German Kückleiter, literally ‘chicken ladder’, probably a nickname for a chicken farmer.
KIDA Japanese
From Japanese 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
KIDAMURA Japanese
This surname could be made up of 木 (Ki) meaning "Tree, Wood", 貴 (Ki) meaning "Valuabele", or 喜 (Ki) meaning "Rejoice", with 田 (Da) meaning "Rice Paddy, Field", and 村 (Mura) means "Hamlet, Village"... [more]
KIDDER English
English: possibly an occupational name from early modern English kidd(i)er ‘badger’, a licensed middleman who bought provisions from farmers and took them to market for resale at a profit, or alternatively a variant of KIDMAN... [more]
KIDMAN English
English: occupational name, probably for a goatherd (from Middle English kid(e) ‘young goat’ + man ‘man’), but possibly also for a cutter of wood used for fuel. (from Middle English kidde ‘faggot’ (an archaic English unit for a bundle of sticks)).
KIDNEY Irish
Surname translated from Irish surname DUANE to English KIDNEY Mainly found in County Cork. Original Irish clan name is Ó DUBHÁIN.
KIDWELL Welsh, English
The origins of this surname are uncertain, but it may be derived from Middle English kidel "fish weir", denoting a person who lived by a fish weir or made his living from it, or from an English place called Kiddal, probably meaning "Cydda's corner of land" from the Old English given name Cydda and halh "nook or corner of land".
KIEBLER German
Comes from the Middle High German word "kübel" meaning a "vat," or "barrel." As such it was an occupational name for a cooper, or barrel maker.
KIEFER German
Kiefer is German for jaw (jaw bone) or pine tree.... [more]
KIEHL Medieval Low German
From Middle Low German kil ‘wedge’, applied as a metonymic occupational name or as a pejorative nickname for a ruffian. Possibly a habitational name from Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein, from Dutch and Frisian kil ‘stagnant water’ (see KIEL)... [more]
KIEL German
German surname of several possible origins and meanings.... [more]
KIEL Dutch
Dutch from Middle Dutch kidel, kedel ‘smock’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who make such garments or perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore one. Also a dutch habitational name from a place so named in Antwerp or from the German city Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein.
KIEL Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of KIL.
KIEL Polish
Polish from kiel ‘tooth’, ‘fang’, hence a nickname for someone with bad or protruding teeth.
KIENER German (Swiss)
Nickname derived from the dialect verb chienen 'to whimper'.
KIENLIEN German (East Prussian)
Julie Lienlien, Spouse Eduard Lehmann, Mother of Anna Katharina Lehmann (b. 1858)
KIERAN Irish (Anglicized)
Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó CIARÁIN ‘descendant of CIARÁN’, a byname from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black-haired’... [more]
KIERKEGAARD Danish
Means "farm near the church" from elements kirke meaning "church" and gaard meaning "farm." A famous bearer is Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.
KIERNAN Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Thighearnáin, which means "son of TIGHEARNÁN."
KIESTLER German
Possibly a form of KISTLER an occupation name for a joiner or cabinet maker.
KIỀU Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Jiao, from Sino-Vietnamese 矯 (kiểu).
KIFF English
the origin of the name KIFF could have come from a variation of KITH as in "kith and kin". The O.E.D. definition of the word KITH is that of a native land, familiar place or home so "kith and kin" meant your home and your relations... [more]
KIFF German
Topographic name from a Westphalian dialect Kiff "outhouse, tied cottage, shack".
KIHARA Japanese
Ki ("Tree, Wood") + Hara ("Plain").
KIHLBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish kil "wedge" and berg "mountain".
KIHU Estonian
Kihu is an Estonian surname meaning "impulse" and "urge".
KIHULANE Estonian
Kihulane is an Estonian surname meaning "midge".
KIIDEMAA Estonian
Kiidemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "praised land".
KIIGEMÄGI Estonian
Kiigemägi is an Estonian surname meaning "swaying mountain".
KIIKER Estonian
Kiiker is an Estonian surname meaning "spyglass" and "telescope"; may also relate to "kiik", meaning "swing".
KIIL Estonian
Kiil is an Estonian surname meaning "keel", "wedge (tool)", and "frog".
KIIN Estonian
Kiin is an Estonian surname meaning both "gadfly" and "cleaver".
KIIREND Estonian
Kiirend is an Estonian surname derived from "kiirendi" meaning "accelerator/accelerant" and "catalyst".
KIIROJA Estonian
Kiiroja is an Estonian surname meaning "fast (flowing) creek".
KIISK Estonian
Kiisk is an Estonian name meaning "ruffe" (a freshwater fish: Gymnocephalus cernua).
KIIVER Estonian
Kiiver is an Estonian surname meaning "helmut".
KIIVIT Estonian
Kiivit is an Estonian surname meaning "peewit/lapwing" (bird species: "Vanellus vanellus").
KIKERPILL Estonian
Kikerpill is an Estonian surname meaning "cicer instrument".
KIKERPUU Estonian
Kikerpuu is an Estonian surname meaning "cicer wood".
KIKIDIS Greek
(Greek background) not very common surname and comes from Greece
KIKKAMÄGI Estonian
Kikkamägi is an Estonian surname meaning "spindle (tree: Euonymus) mountain".
KIKKAS Estonian
Kikkas is an Estonian surname, derived from "kikas", meaning "rooster".
KIKUCHI Japanese
It can either mean "chrysanthemum pond" or "chrysanthemum ground". Word by word, kiku (菊) means "chrysanthemum", chi (池/地) means "pond,lake/ground" respectively. Although the second kanji (only 池) is more commonly read as ike, it is pronounced as chi in this case.... [more]
KIKUHARA Japanese (Rare)
Kiku (菊) means "chrysanthemum", hara (原) means "plain/field/meadow"
KIKUYA Japanese
"Chrysanthemum valley."
KIKYO Japanese
This surname is used as 桔梗, 喜京, 木京 or 鬼京 with 桔 (kitsu, ketsu, ki), which is used in plant names, 梗 (kyou, kou, oomune, fusagu, yamanire) meaning "close up, flower stem, for the most part", 喜 (ki, yoroko.basu, yoroko.bu) meaning "rejoice, take pleasure in", 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood", 鬼 (ki, oni, oni-) meaning "devil, ghost" and 京 (kyou, kin, kei, miyako) meaning "capital."... [more]
KIL Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname from Yiddish kil ‘cool’.
KIL Korean
There is one Chinese character for the Kil surname. In the 1930 census, there was a significantly larger number of Kils living in Korea; it was the 62nd most common name in Korea. In a census taken after the Korean War, however, it had dropped to 72nd... [more]
KILBRIDE Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic MAC GIOLLA BHRIGHDE "son of the devotee of Saint BRIGID" (cf... [more]
KILBURG German, Luxembourgish
"Kyll castle," from German burg (castle) near the Kyll river in Germany. Also "wedge mountain" in Swedish: kil (wedge) and berg (mountain).
KILCOMMON Irish
Indicated a person who was from Kilcommon, Erris, County Mayo in Ireland. The place name Kilcommon derives from the Gaeltacht phrase Cill Chomáin, meaning "church of St. Comán."
KILGI Estonian
Kilgi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "kilgendama", meaning "sparkle" and "shine".
KILGORE Scottish
Habitational name for someone from Kilgour in Fife, named with the Gaelic coille "wood" and gobhar, gabhar "goat".
KILIAN German, Dutch, Polish, Czech
from the Irish personal name Cillín (see KILLEEN).
KILIÇ Turkish
Means "sword" in Turkish.
KILIK Turkish
Means "appearance, attire, dress" in Turkish.
KILINÇ Turkish
Variant spelling of Kılıç.
KILL German, Dutch
Possibly from a short form of KILIAN.
KILL German
A habitational name for someone from a place named Kill.
KILL Jewish
Of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname from Yiddish kil meaning ‘cool’.
KILLEEN Irish
From the Gaelic name Ó Cillín meaning "descendant of CILLÍN".
KILLIAN Irish (Anglicized, Modern), German
Meaning "little church". From cill (Irish for "church") and -ín, a Gaelic diminutive.
KILMESTER German
Kilmester is attested as a surname near Rostock in the 13th century.
KILP Estonian
Kilp is an Estonian surname meaning both "shield" and "shell".
KILPATRICK Scottish
Scottish: habitational name from Gaelic cill Padraig "church of (Saint) PATRICK".
KILVERT English
Probably from an Old Norse personal name Ketilfrith, literally "cauldron peace". The surname was borne by British clergyman and diarist Francis Kilvert (1840-1879).
KIM Khmer
Khmer variation of the chinese name "Jin"
KIMMICH German
The surname hence a metonymic occupational name for a spicer.
KIN Dutch
Nickname for someone with a pointed or jutting chin.
KINCAID Scottish
Scottish habitational name from a place near Lennoxtown, north of Glasgow, which is first recorded in 1238 as Kincaith and in 1250 as Kincathe... [more]
KIND English, German, Jewish, Dutch
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) from Middle High German kint, German Kind ‘child’, hence a nickname for someone with a childish or naive disposition, or an epithet used to distinguish between a father and his son... [more]
KINDLEBERGER German
One who lights bergs
KINDNESS English (Puritan)
Simply from the English abstract noun
KINGSEPP Estonian
Kingsepp is an Estonian surname meaning "shoemaker".
KINGSFORD English
English habitational name from any of various places named Kingsford, for example in Essex, Devon, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire. The name ostensibly means ‘the king’s ford’, but the one in Worcestershire is named as Ceningaford ‘ford of Cena’s people’.
KINGSLEIGH English
It is a variant of KINGSLEY.
KINGSOLVER English (American)
Altered form of English CONSOLVER, which is unexplained. Compare Kinsolving.
KINGSWELL English
An English surname meaning "Lives by the King's spring"
KINGSWOOD English
Means “King’s wood.”
KINJO Japanese
From the Japanese 金 (kin or kane) "gold," "money" and 城 (jo or shiro) "castle."
KINK Estonian
Kink is an Estonian surname meaning "bestowal" or "gift".
KINKADE Scottish
Habitation name, from the lands of Kincaid in Scotland.
KINKLE German
Derived from the Middle High German word "kunkel," which meant "spindle." It is thus supposed that the first bearers of this surname were spindle makers in occupation.
KINNE German, Dutch
German: From the female given name Kinne, a Silesian diminutive of KUNIGUNDE.... [more]
KINNEY Scottish
Reduced form of MCKINNEY.
KINNUNEN Finnish
Uncertain origin. The first part, kinnu, is possibly derived from Swedish skinn "(animal) skin". -nen is a common surname suffix in Finland.
KINO Japanese
Of unknown meaning. A notable name bearer is a fictional character "Makoto Kino" in the "Sailor Moon" anime.
KINOSHITA Japanese
From Japanese 木 (ki) meaning "tree", 之 (no), an element meaning "of", and 下 (shita) meaning "below, under".
KINSELLA Irish
From Gaelic Uí Ceinnsealaigh meaning "descendant of Cinnsealach", a given name probably meaning "chief warrior".
KINSEY English
Anglo-Saxon
KINSOLVING English
Altered form of English CONSOLVER
KINUGASA Japanese
Kinu means "cloth" while Gasa means "hat". This "Cloth Hat" surname belongs to Teinosuke Kinugasa,and actor who lived long in the late 1900's,Sachio Kinugasa is a former football player and Tatsuya Kinugasa is a former medley swimmer.There's also a stadium & railway station with this name.
KIPP Estonian
Kipp is an Estonian surname derived from "kippama" meaning to "tilt", "rock" and "topple".
KIPPASTO Estonian
Kippasto is an Estonian surname derived from "kippama" meaning to "tilt", "rock" and "topple".
KIPPENBERGER German, French, Scottish
Mainly means "Shepard".
KIPPING German
German: habitational name from a place named with Middle High German kip ‘point’, ‘peak’ or from Kippingen in the Rhineland.
KIPPS German
Topographical name for someone living on a hill, from Kippe 'edge', 'brink'.
KIPPS English
From Middle English Kipp, perhaps a byname for a fat man, from an unattested Old English form Cyppe, which according to Reaney is from the Germanic root kupp 'to swell'.
KIRAKOSYAN Armenian
Means "son of KIRAKOS".
KIRAL Turkish
Means "supreme leader" in Turkish
KIRCHOFER German
German topographic name for someone living near a churchyard, or habitational name for the proprietor or tenant of a farm named as "Church Farm", from Middle High German kirche "church" + hof "farmstead", "manor farm".
KIRIGAYA Japanese
This surname is used as 桐谷, 桐ケ谷, 桐ヶ谷 or 桐萱 with 桐 (tou, dou, kiri) meaning "paulownia," 谷 (koku, kiwa.maru, tani, ya) meaning "valley" and 萱 (ken, kaya, kanzou) meaning "miscanthus reed."... [more]
KIRIGIRI Popular Culture
This surname is used as 霧切 with 霧 (bu, bou, mu, kiri) meaning "fog, mist" and 切 (sai, setsu, ki.ri, -ki.ri, ki.ru, -ki.ru, ki.re, -ki.re, ki.reru, -ki.reru, -gi.ri, -gi.re) meaning "be sharp, cut(off)."... [more]
KIRIMURA Japanese
Kiri means "Paulownia" and Mura means "Village".
KIRISHIMA Japanese
This surname combines 桐 (tou, dou, kiri) meaning "paulownia," 霧 (bu, bou, mu, kiri) meaning "fog, mist" or 切 (sai, setsu, ki.ri, -ki.ri, ki.ru, -ki.ru, ki.re, -ki.re, ki.reru, -ki.reru, -gi.ri, -gi.re) meaning "be sharp, cut(off)" with 島 (tou, shima) meaning "island" or 嶋, which is an outdated variant of 島.... [more]
KIRIYA Japanese
Kiri means "Paulownia Tree" and Ya means "Valley). There are many ways to pronounce the Japanese word for valley, such as Tani, Gaya, etc. This depends on the region.
KIRIYAMA Japanese
Kiri (桐) means "Paulownia/foxglove tree", yama (山) means "mountain". Notable bearers of this surname are Kouji Kiriyama (桐山 光侍), a Japanese manga author, and Rei Kiriyama (桐山 零), the main character of 3-gatsu no lion.
KIRJA Estonian
Kirja is an Estonian surname meaning "epistolary" (relating to the writing of letters).
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