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.
Kasahara Japanese
From Japanese 笠 (kasa) meaning "conical hat" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Kasahara Japanese (Rare)
Variant of Sunahara 2. From an additional character of Japanese 上 (ka) meaning "above; high; up" added to 砂原 (Sunahara) (see Sunahara 2).
Kasai Japanese
It means fire in Japanese
Kasap Turkish
Means "butcher" in Turkish.
Kašćelan Montenegrin
Derived from Italian castello, meaning "castle".
Kase Japanese
From Japanese 加 (ka) meaning "add, increase" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current".
Kasei Japanese
From Japanese 火星 (kasei) meaning "Mars".
Kasei Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 何 (see Nani).
Kasekivi Estonian
Kasekivi is an Estonian surname meaning "birch stone".
Kaselaid Estonian
Kaselaid is an Estonian surname meaning "birch islet".
Kasemaa Estonian
Kasemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "birch land".
Käsemann German
Occupational name for someone who makes or sells cheese.
Kasemets Estonian
Kasemets is an Estonian surname meaning "birch forest".
Kasenurm Estonian
Kasenurm is an Estonian surname meaning "birch meadow".
Kaseorg Estonian
Kaseorg is an Estonian surname meaning "birch valley".
Kasepõld Estonian
Kasepõld is an Estonian surname meaning "birch field".
Kasepuu Estonian
Kasepuu is an Estonian surname meaning "birch tree".
Käser German, German (Swiss)
occupational name for a cheesemaker or a cheese merchant (see Kaeser ). topographic name for someone who lived by a summer dairy in the Alps from a Tyrolean dialect word derived from Ladin casura... [more]
Kasesalu Estonian
Kasesalu is an Estonian surname meaning "birch grove".
Kasetalu Estonian
Kasetalu is an Estonian surname meaning "birch farmstead".
Kasetsiri Thai
From Thai เกษตร (kaset) meaning "farmland" and ศิริ (siri) meaning "glory; splendor".
Kasey English
Variant of Casey.
Kashani Persian
Indicated a person from the city of Kashan in Isfahan province, Iran. The name may be derived from the Kasian, the original inhabitants of the area.
Kashevarov Russian
Derived from Russian кашевар (kashevar) meaning "cook (in military unit or team of workers)".
Kashgari Uyghur, Arabic
Originally denoted someone who came from the city of Kashgar, located in the Xinjiang region of western China. The city's name is of Persian origin probably meaning "rock mountain".
Kashif Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Kashif.
Kashihara Japanese
Kashi means "candy" and hara means "plain, field".
Kashii Japanese
Kashi can mean "candy" or "oak" and i means "well, mineshaft, pit"
Kashima Japanese
From Japanese 鹿 (ka) meaning "deer" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".
Kashimoto Japanese
From Japanese 樫 (kashi) meaning "oak" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Kashimura Japanese
From Japanese 樫 (kashi) meaning "oak" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Kashiwa Japanese
This surname is used as 柏 (haku, hyaku, byaku, kashiwa) meaning "oak."... [more]
Kashiwabara Japanese
From Japanese 柏 (kashiwa) meaning "oak" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Kashiwada Japanese (Rare)
Kashiwa means "oak" and da comes from ta meaning "field, rice paddy". ... [more]
Kashiwade Japanese (Rare)
This name is made of two symbols literally meaning "Chef".
Kashiwado Japanese (Rare)
Kashiwa means "oak" and do means "door". ... [more]
Kashiwaeda Japanese
柏 (Kashiwa) means "Japanese emperor oak" and 枝 (eda) means "bough, twig, branch".
Kashiwagi Japanese
From 柏 (kashiwa), which specifically refers the Japanese Emperor Oak/Daimyo oak (Quercus dentata), and 木 (ki), meaning "tree".
Kashiwagi Japanese
From Japanese 柏 (kashiwa) meaning "oak" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
Kashiwahara Japanese
Kashiwa means "oak" and hara means "field, plain".
Kashiwako Japanese
Kashiwa means "oak" and ko means "child, sign of the rat".
Kashiwazaki Japanese
From Japanese 柏 (kashiwa) meaning "oak" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Kashkov Russian
From kashka, meaning "bald".
Kashmanian Armenian
this name is believed to be a version of the name of a city called kashman
Kashyap Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From the given name Kashyapa.
Kaşıkçı Turkish
Means "spoonmaker" from Turkish kaşık meaning "spoon".
Kasim Arabic, Filipino, Maguindanao, Tausug
From the given name Qasim.
Kasimov Russian
From the city of Kasimov, located in Ryazan district, Russia.
Kasmi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Kissami, used more frequently in modern times.
Kasongo Central African
A Congolese surname derived from the town with the same name, located in the Maniema Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kasparian Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant of Gasparyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
Kasparov Armenian (Russified)
Russified form of Gasparyan. A notable bearer is Garry Kasparov (1963-), a Russian chess grandmaster.
Kaspbrak Polish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Kasprzak.
Käsper Estonian
Käsper is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Kasper".
Kasper German, Czech
From the given name Kasper.
Kasperovich Belarusian
The last name taken literally is Kasper's son with -vich being a common patronymic suffix in Belarus and other slavic countries. The Kasper likey refers to an unknown Kasper in the family. However some stories tie the name to one of the wise men who visited Jesus after his birth - not named in the Bible but later referred to as Gaspar or Caspar/Kaspar in Eastern European traditions.
Kasperson English
Means "Son of Kasper".
Kass Estonian
From the Estonian word kass, meaning "cat".
Kassel German
habitational name mainly from a place of this name in northeastern Hesse so named from Frankish castella cassela "fortification" a military term from Late Latin castellum "fortified position fort" or a topographic name from the same word.
Kasselmann German
Combination of the German place name Kassel (or Cassel) and German Mann "man".
Kassem Arabic
From the given name Kassem, a form of Qasim.
Kassler German
habitational name for someone from Kassel (see Kassel).
Kastamonites Greek
Someone from Kastamoni (Kastamonu).
Kaštelan Croatian
Derived from Croatian kaštelan "castellan".
Kastelic Slovene
Means "from a castle".
Kastepõld Estonian
Kastepõld is an Estonian surname meaning "dew field".
Kastl German
From a pet form of the saint's name Castulus, itself a diminutive of the Latin adjective castus 'chaste'.
Kastrati Albanian
Derived from the name of the Kastrati tribe inhabiting the region of Malësia in northern Albania.
Kasuba Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 斯波 (see Shiba 2).
Kasun Sinhalese
From the given name Kasun.
Kasunić Croatian
Possibly derived from the old Slavic word kazati, meaning "to order, to command".
Kasuya Japanese
From Japanese 粕 (kasu) meaning "dregs, sediment, scrap" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".
Kasvand Estonian
Kasvand is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "kavand" meaning "layout", "design" and "outline".
Kat Dutch, Frisian, Afrikaans, Jewish
Means "Cat" in Dutch, Frisian, and Afrikaans, perhaps originally a nickname for someone who owned a cat or somehow resembled a cat.
Kataba Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 片 (kata) meaning "one side; one-sided" and 場 (ba) meaning "place".
Katagami Japanese
From Japanese 片 (kata) meaning "single" and 上 (gami) meaning "above".
Katagiri Japanese
From the Japanese 片 (kata) "single-" and 桐 (giri) "foxglove tree."
Kataja Finnish
Finnish for common juniper. Originally given to people living near juniper trees.
Katakami Japanese
Variant transcription of Katagami.
Katalinić Croatian
Means "son of Katalin" in Croatian.
Katanabe Japanese
Kata could mean "single" or "shape" and nabe could mean "pot, pan".
Katano Japanese
From Japanese 片 (kata) meaning "one-sided, part" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Kataoka Japanese
From Japanese 片 (kata) meaning "partial, one-sided" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Katase Japanese
From 片 (kata) meaning "one side, single" and 瀬 (se) meaning "current, ripple".
Katayama Japanese
From Japanese 片 (kata) meaning "partial, one-sided" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Katayose Japanese
From Japanese 片 (kata) meaning "one-sided, partial" and 寄 (yose) meaning "contribute, donate, increase".
Kate English
Derived from the given name Kate.
Kateb Arabic
From Arabic كَاتِب (kātib) meaning "writer, scribe, clerk".
Katerinopoulos Greek
Descendant or son of Katerina.
Kathakanonth Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Kathalipatrasamit Thai
It is a surname bestowed upon the reign of King Rama VI of the Thai Chakri Dynasty.
Katherine English
Derived form the given name Katherine.
Kathriner German (Swiss, Rare)
From the given name Kathrin + er meaning "of, from."
Katin Russian
Matronymic surname derived from a diminutive Katya of the Russian given name Yekaterina.
Katje Dutch
It means 'Little Kate' in Dutch. A fun nickname for anyone
Katoh Japanese
Variant transcription of Kato.
Katōno Japanese
From Japanese 上 (ka) meaning "above, top, upper", 遠 (tō) meaning "distant, far off" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Katono Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 上遠野 (see Katōno).
Katopodis Greek
It cames only from the greek island lefkada, its by the word meaning is "Downfoot" nut actually it means The guy who run away
Katsu Japanese
Matsu means "victory".
Katsumaru Japanese
Katsu means "victory" and maru means "circle, round".
Katsumata Japanese
Katsu means "victory, win, prevail" and mata means "again, furthermore".
Katsumoto Japanese
Katsu means "victory" and moto means "source, origin, root".
Katsura Japanese
This surname is used as 桂, 勝占, 勝羅, 勝良, 曽良 or 葛良 with 桂 (kei, katsura) meaning "cinnamon tree, Japanese Judas-tree", 勝 (shou, ka.tsu, katsu, -ga.chi, sugu.reru, masa.ru) meaning "excel, prevail, victory, win", 曽 (so, sou, zou, katsu, katsute, sunawachi) meaning "before, ever, formerly, never, once", 葛 (kachi, katsu, kuzu, tsudzura, katsura) meaning "arrowroot, kudzu", 占 (sen, urana.u, shi.meru) meaning "divining, forecasting, fortune-telling, get, have, hold, occupy, take", 羅 (ra, usumono) meaning "gauze, Rome, thin silk" and 良 (ryou, i.i, yo.i, ra) meaning "good, pleasing, skilled."... [more]
Katsushima Japanese
The word Katsu (勝) meaning "cutlet" and the word Shima (島) meaning "mother".
Katsuta Japanese
From Japanese 勝 (katsu) meaning "victory" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Katsuyama Japanese
Katsu means "victory" and yama means "mountain, hill".
Kattel Estonian
Kattel is an Estonian derived from "katel", meaning "kettle" or "pot".
Katz Jewish
An abbreviation of the phrase kohen tsedek "righteous priest".
Katzenberg Jewish
Elaboration of Katz with the old German word berg meaning "mountain".
Katzin Jewish
Jewish: nickname from Hebrew katsin ‘rich man’. ... [more]
Katzman Slavic
Slavic form of Katz. Means "high priest, king".
Kau German
From Middle High German gehau "(mountain) clearing" hence a topographic name for a mountain dweller or possibly an occupational name for a logger.
Kau German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a mineshaft, from Middle High German kouw(e) "mining hut".
Kauge Estonian
Kauge is an Estonian surname meaning "far/far off".
Kauhane Hawaiian
Literally, "the spirit". Ka being "the" and Uhane being "spirit".
Kauk German
probably a variant of Kauke from Middle Low German koke "cake" (dialect kauke) hence a metonymic occupational name for a baker or confectioner or a nickname for a cake lover.
Kauka Low German, Sorbian
Best known as the surname of a certain Rolf. It is perhaps a Sorbian and Northeast Low German variant of Kafka and Kawa, both of which mean ‘Jackdaw’ in Czech and Polish.... [more]
Kauke German
Variant of Kauk from Middle high German kauke "cake" hence a metonymic occupational name for a baker or confectioner or a nickname for a cake lover.
Kaul Kashmiri (Modern)
The word Kaul, meaning well-born, is derived from Kula, the Sanskrit term for family or clan.
Kaun Estonian
Kaun is an Estonian surname meaning "pod" or "legume".
Kaunas Lithuanian
From Kaunas, the name of a city in Lithuania, itself most likely derived from a given name.
Kaunis Estonian
Kaunis is an Estonian surname meaning "beautiful".
Kaunissaare Estonian
Kaunissaare is an Estonian surname meaning "beautiful/fair island".
Kaunisvesi Finnish
Means "beautiful water", deriving from the Finnish elements kaunis ("possessing charm and attractiveness") and vesi ("water").
Kaup Estonian
Kaup is an Estonian surname meaning "merchandise" or "goods".
Kaupmees Estonian
Kaupmees is an Estonian surname meaning "shopkeeper".
Kaur Estonian
Kaur is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name) derived from the given name "Kaur" (loon: Gavia).
Kaus German
From a regional (Hessian) variant of the habitational name Kues, from a place on the Mosel river, probably so named from Late Latin covis "field barn", "rack" and earlier recorded as Couese, Cobesa.
Kausar Urdu
Derived from the given name Kausar.
Kausch German
Pet name derived from the Old High German personal name Gozwin, of uncertain origin.
Kausch German
From a medieval form of the Old High German personal name Chuzo.
Kauss Estonian
Kauss is an Estonian surname meaning "dish" and "bowl".
Kaut German
Netonymic occupational name for a flax grower or dealer, from Middle High German kute, from Kaut(e) "male dove", hence a metonymic occupational name for the owner or keeper of a dovecote.
Kaut German
Topographic name from the Franconian dialect word Kaut(e) "hollow", "pit", "den".
Kauten Hungarian
Nickolas Kauten was born July 15, 1890, in Austria - Hungary, ... [more]
Kautz German
Nickname for a shy or strange person, from Middle High German kuz "screech owl".
Kautzmann German
Variant of Kautz, with the addition of Middle High German -man "man".
Kavak Turkish
Means "poplar" in Turkish.
Kavakami Japanese (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Kawakami more commonly used by ethnic Japanese living in parts of the former Soviet Union and Sakhalin Japanese residing on Sakhalin Island in Russia.
Kavarai Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "landowner".
Kavasaki Japanese (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Kawasaki more commonly used by ethnic Japanese living in parts of the former Soviet Union and Sakhalin Japanese residing on Sakhalin Island in Russia.
Kavka Slovak, Ukrainian, Czech
Yet another variant of Kafka and its pop culture equivalents Kefka and Cefca. Also like Kaffka, it simply means ‘Jackdaw’ in Slovak.
Kawa Japanese
Kawa means "river, stream".
Kawabata Japanese
'Side or bank of the river'; written two ways, with two different characters for kawa ‘river’. One family is descended from the northern Fujiwara through the Saionji family; the other from the Sasaki family... [more]
Kawabata Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 畑 (hata) meaning "farm, cropfield".
Kawabata Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) or 河 (kawa) both meaning "river, stream" and 端 (hata) meaning "edge, end, tip".
Kawabe Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) or 河 (kawa) both meaning "river, stream" and 辺 (be) meaning "area, place, vicinity".
Kawachi Japanese
Kawa means "river, stream" and chi means "ground".
Kawada Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Kawagoe Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 越 (koeru) meaning "pass, cross, go through".
Kawahara Japanese
From Japanese 川 or 河 (kawa) meaning "river" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Kawahata Japanese
Kawa means "river, stream" and hata means "field".
Kawai Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Kawajiri Japanese
Kawa means "river, stream" and jiri comes from shiri meaning "rear, behind".
Kawakame Japanese (Rare)
Kawa means "river" and kame means "turtoise, turtle".
Kawakatsu Japanese
Kawa means "river, stream" and katsu means "victory".
Kawakita Japanese
川 (Kawa) means "River" and 北 (Kita) means "North".
Kawamata Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 又 (mata) meaning "again, once more".
Kawamata Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 俣 (mata) meaning "fork, crotch".
Kawamoto Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Kawamura Japanese
From Japanese 川 or 河 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Kawanaka Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 中 (naka) meaning "middle".
Kawanichi Japanese
Kawa means "river, stream" and nichi means "sun, day".
Kawanishi Japanese
Kawa means "river, stream" and nishi means "west".
Kawanishi Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 西 (nishi) meaning "west".
Kawano Japanese
From the Japanese 川 or 河 (kawa or gawa) and 野 (no) "field," "area."
Kawase Japanese
Kawase means "river" and se means "ripple".
Kawase Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) or 河 (kawa) both meaning "river, stream" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current".
Kawashima Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream, brook" and 島 (shima) or 嶋 (shima) both meaning "island".
Kawashita Japanese
Kawa means "river, stream" and shita means "under, below".
Kawasugi Japanese
Kawa means "river, stream" and sugi means "cedar".
Kawata Japanese
Variant transcription of Kawada.
Kawatani Japanese
Kawa means "river, stream" and tani means "valley".
Kawauchi Japanese
From Japanese 河 (kawa) or 川 (kawa) meaning "river" combined with 内 (uchi) meaning "inside".
Kawaye Japanese (Americanized)
Americanized form of Kawai.
Kawazu Japanese (Rare)
Kawa (川, 河) means "river", tsu (津) means "port". Tsu changes to zu/dzu because of rendaku
Kay Chinese
From Chinese 凯 (kǎi) meaning "triumphant, victorious, triumphal".
Kayama Japanese
From Japanese 加 (ka) meaning "increase, add" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Kayano Japanese (Rare), Brazilian
Kaya means "yew tree",and No means "field,meadow,wilderness".People with this last name are Kayano Gonbei (a samurai),Ai Kayano(a voice actress of MANY characters /more than 30),and Shigeru Kayano(an Ainu politician who lived well up to 2006)... [more]
Kayashima Japanese
From Japanese 萱 (kaya) meaning "miscanthus reed" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".
Kaye English
From the first name Kaye.
Kaygisiz Turkish
Derived from the Turkish word for “carefree, relaxed”.