Submitted Surnames Starting with K

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Kofi Akan
From the given name Kofi
Kogai Korean (Russified)
Variant transcription of Kogay.
Kogălniceanu Romanian
Meaning unknown.
Kogane Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 黄金, 小金, 古金, 子金, 故金 or 小賀根 with 黄 (ou, kou, ki, ko-) meaning "yellow", 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small", 古 (ko, furu-, furu.i, -fu.rusu) meaning "old", 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, -ne) meaning "child, sign of the rat (1st sign of Chinese zodiac", 故 (ko, furu.i, moto, yue) meaning "cause, circumstances, consequently, especially, happenstance, intentionally, reason, the late, therefore", 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy", 根 (kon, ne, -ne) meaning "head (pimple), radical, root" and 金 (kin, kon, gon, kana-, kane, -gane) meaning "gold."... [more]
Kogay Korean (Russified)
Form of Ko used by ethnic Koreans living in former Soviet territories.
Koger German
South German: occupational name for a knacker, from an agent derivative of koge ‘carrion’.
Koha Estonian
Koha is an Estonian surname meaning "pike-perch (fish)".
Kohen Jewish, Hebrew, English
Hebrew form of Cohen.
Kohira Japanese
The same as Kodaira. Naonori Kohira is a Japanese photojournalist and media producer.
Køhler Danish
Danish form of Kohler.
Kohlhaas German
Apparently a nickname from Middle Low German kōlhase, literally "cabbage rabbit".
Kohlstedt Medieval German (Modern)
Likely derived from the German word Kohl, meaning “Cabbage,” and a Variation of the word Stadt, meaning “City, town, and/or place.”
Köhn German
From the given name Köhn.
Kohn Jewish
Variant of Cohen.
Köhnlein German
From the personal name Köhn + the diminutive suffix -lein
Kohr German
1. occupational name for a guard or watchman on a tower, Middle Low German kure.... [more]
Kohvakka Finnish
from the Finnish root word Kohva - meaning ice crust, frozen slush, or something hard... [more]
Kohver Estonian
Kohver is an Estonian surname meaning "suitcase", "trunk" and "coffer".
Koichi Japanese
The Surname "Koichi" translates to "Small Market"
Koide Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 出 (ide or de) "rising."
Koidu Estonian
Koidu is an Estonian feminine given name and surname derived from "Koit" (also, a masculine given name) meaning "dawn". In Estonian mythology, Koit was a handsome young man who was the personification of dawn.
Koigakubo Japanese
Koi means "Love", Ga is a language particle, Ku means "Long Time", and Bo means "Guarantee, Protect". This is possibly a rare surname, although a few (if not less) fictional characters possesses this family name... [more]
Koik Estonian
Koik is an Estonian surname meaning "all".
Koike Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 池 (ike) "pond."
Koirala Nepali
From the name of the village of Koirali in Nepal.
Koiree Indian
Denotes "weaver" in Hindi.
Koiso Japanese
Combination of the kanji 小 (ko; "small, little, short") and 磯 (iso; "seashore")
Koitla Estonian
Koitla is an Estonian surname derived from "koit" meaning "dawn".
Koitmets Estonian
Koitmets is an Estonian surname meaning "dawn forest".
Kõiv Estonian
Kõiv is an Estonian surname which means "birch" in Võro, a dialect of Estonian.... [more]
Kõivastik Estonian
Kõivastik is an Estonian surname meaning "birch stand/forest". "Kõiv" comes from the Võro dialect.
Kõivisto Estonian
Kõivisto is an Estonian surname meaning "birch grove".
Koivisto Finnish
From "koivu" meaning "birch tree". A place with lot of birches.
Koivunen Finnish
Means "birch" in Finnish
Koiwai Japanese, Popular Culture
Ko means "Small", Iwa means "Stone", and I means "Well". Fictional characters with this last name: Yotsuba from the manga "Yotsuba&!" and Yoshino Koiwai from "Masamune-kun's Revenge" are examples of this.
Kojadinović Serbian
Derived from the forename Kojadin.
Kojanović Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the forename Koja.
Kojić Serbian
Derived from the forename Koja.
Kojima Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" or 児 (ko) meaning "young" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".
Kojo Japanese
Occupational name for a gardener.
Kojović Serbian
Derived from the forename Koja.
Kok Dutch
It is a Dutch occupational surname, meaning cook.
Kokamägi Estonian
Kokamägi is an Estonian surname meaning "cookery mountain".
Kokawa Japanese
This is the same thing as Ogawa.
Koki Japanese
This surname combines 古 (ko, furu-, furu.i, -fu.rusu) meaning "old" or 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small" with 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."
Kokk Estonian
Kokk is Estonian surname, meaning "cook".
Kokonoe Japanese (Rare)
From 九重 (kokonoe) meaning "ninefold."... [more]
Kokoszka Polish
Nickname for a fussy or broody person, from kokoszka "laying hen".
Kokotović Croatian, Serbian
From the Slavic word kokot meaning "rooster, cock".
Koks Estonian
Koks is an Estonian surname meaning "coke" or "charred coal".
Kolac Croatian
From kolac, meaning "(wooden) stake".
Kołakowski Polish
Name for someone originally from a place called Kołaków, Kołaki or Kołakowo.
Kolan Indian (Christian), Sinhalese
Variant of Colón used by Christians from India and in Sri Lanka.
Kolarac Croatian
Derived from Kolar.
Kolarec Croatian
Derived from Kolar.
Kolarek Croatian
Derived from Kolar.
Kolarin Croatian
Derived from Kolar.
Kolarov Serbian, Bulgarian
An occupational surname derived from kolar, meaning "wheelwright".
Kolb German
Comes from Middle High German Kolbe.
Kolden German, Norwegian
From Middle Low German kolt, kolde ‘cold’, a nickname for an unfriendly person; alternatively, it may be a habitational name, a shortened form of Koldenhof ‘cold farm’ in Mecklenburg (standardized form: Kaltenhof, a frequent place name in northern Germany, East Prussia, Bavaria, and Württemberg).Norwegian: habitational name from a farm called Kolden, from Old Norse kollr ‘rounded mountain top’.
Kole English
Variant of Cole.
Kolenović Montenegrin
Derived from koleno (колено), meaning "knee".
Kolesar Czech (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare), German (Austrian, Modern, Rare)
Means either 'wheelwright' or 'coleminer' depending on the region.
Kolesnik Ukrainian
From kolesnik, meaning "wheelwright".
Kolesnikov Russian
Derived from Russian колесник (kolesnik) meaning "wheelwright, wheel artisan".
Kolga Estonian
Kolga is an Estonian surname derived from "kolgas" meaning "back country", "province", and "hinterland".
Kolin Russian
Derived from a diminutive Kolya of the Russian given name Nikolay.
Koljenović Bosnian
Derived from koljeno, meaning "knee".
Kolk Dutch
"Kolk is Dutch for either whirlpool or canyon. Probably the name refers to wild water."
Kolkmann German
Kolk is an old German word that means '' man who lives by the river'' and Mann is German for 'man'. The name Kolkmann comes from a man who lived by the North Rhine.
Koll German
From the given name Colo or Koloman. Alternatively derived from Middle Low German kolle "head".
Kollar German
Derived from the kolar "cartwright".
Kölle German
Variant of Koll.
Koller German
The name is derived from the Alemmanic word "Kohler," meaning "charcoal burner," and was most likely originally borne by a practitioner of this occupation.
Kõllo Estonian
Kõllo is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "kõlu" meaning "shells".
Kolo Polish
A Polish surname for someone who was born in the area of Koło, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Kołodziejczak Polish
From the Polish word kołodziej meaning ''wheelwright''.
Kolokotronis Greek
Notable bearer of this name is ... [more]
Kolos Hungarian
From the given name Kolos.
Kolovrat Russian, Croatian, Czech
A Kolovrat is a swastika-type Slavic symbol resembling a spinning wheel.
Kölsch German
From German kölsch, denoting someone from Cologne (Köln in German).
Kõlu Estonian
Kõlu is an Estonian surname meaning "shells" and "scrapings".
Kolymagin Russian
Derived from Russian колымага (kolymaga) meaning "jalopy (old, dilapidated car)".
Kolyvanov Russian
Uncertain meaning. Possibly derived from Old Russian Колывань (Kolyvan), an Old Russian name of the city of Tallinn.
Komaeda Japanese (Rare)
From 小 (ko) meaning "small, little" or 古 (ko) meaning "old" combined with Maeda.... [more]
Komarov Russian
From Russian комар (komar) meaning "mosquito".
Komati Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "trader".
Komatsu Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree".
Komatsuzaki Japanese (Rare)
Ko ("Small") + Matsu ("Pine Tree") + Zaki ("Peninsula, Cape"). This is a uncommon name, but it has kanji that 90% of Japanese family names have.
Komisin Cuman
Originally Comyshyn .. The prefix denotes its Cuman ancestry, and the afix -shyn means Ukraine. Hence, Cuman of Ukraine.
Komiya Japanese
小 (Ko) means "Small" and 宮 (Miya) means "Shrine".
Komuro Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 室 (muro) "room."
Konaka Japanese
小 (Ko) means "Small" and 中 (Naka) means "Middle".
Končar Slovene, Serbian, Croatian
Derived from konac meaning ''thread'', ''string''.
Kõnd Estonian
Kõnd is an Estonian surname meaning "walk".
Konda Japanese
Written with characters meaning ‘now’ and ‘rice paddy’, this version of the name is found mostly in eastern Japan. In western Japan it is pronounced Imata.
Konda Telugu
Hindu name meaning ‘hill’ in Telugu.
Konda Slovene
Pet form of the personal name Kondrad
Kondo Japanese
Alternate transcription of Kondō.
Kondō Japanese
From Japanese 近 (kon) meaning "near, close" and 藤 () meaning "wisteria". The latter character could indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.
Kondou Japanese
From Japanese 近 (kon) meaning "near, close" and 藤 (dou) meaning "wisteria". The latter character could indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.
Konečný Czech, Slovak
From Czech and Slovak konečný meaning ''final, last, finite''. Perhaps a nickname for the youngest son of a family, a topographic name for someone who lived at the end of a settlement, or a nickname for someone who brought something to a conclusion.
Koneru Japanese
Japanese, Hokkaido : to knead,to mix with fingers, baker, bread.
Kong Chinese
From Chinese 孔 (kǒng) meaning "hole, opening". According to legend, this name was created by Cheng Tang, the founder and first king of the Shang dynasty. He formed it by combining the character for his family name, 子 () (his full personal name was Zi Lü), with 乙 (yǐ), the second part of his style name, Da Yi (or Tai Yi)... [more]
Kongo Estonian
Kongo is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "kangur" meaning "weaver", or from "kongus" meaning "hooked".
Koničanin Serbian
Habitational name for someone from the village of Koniče, Serbia.
Konick Yiddish
Variation of Koenig.
Koniecpolski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Koniecpol.
Königsberg Jewish
Associated with the Polish/Prussian/German/Russian town Königsberg, now called Kaliningrad. This surname was borne by the parents of American actor, writer, teacher, and director Walter Koenig (1936-) before they emigrated to the United States.
Konitzer German
A German habitational name for someone who lives in various places called Konitz in places like Thuringia, Pomerania, Moravia, or West Prussia.
Konks Estonian
Konks is an Estonian surname meaning "hook", "swan neck", and "trammel".
Konksi Estonian
Konksi is an Estonian surname derived from "konks" meaning "hook", "swan neck" and "trammel".
Konn Estonian
Konn is an Estonian surname meaning "frog".
Konno Japanese
Variously written, most usually with characters meaning ‘now’ or ‘near’ and ‘field’. Found mostly in eastern Japan, farther to the northeast it is pronounced Imano.
Kõnnusaar Estonian
Kõnnusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "wilderness island".
Konoe Japanese
Means "royal guardian" in Japanese. The kanji that make up this name are 近 (kon, "near, close") and 衛 (e, "protection"). A famous bearer of this surname was Japanese Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe (近衞 文麿; 1891–1945).
Konopásek Czech
From konopa meaning "hemp", probably an occupational name for a rope maker.
Konovalov Russian
Derived from dialectal Russian коновал (konoval) meaning "farrier, horseleech".
Konparu Japanese
Kon means "Gold" and Paru is a form of Haru, meaning "Spring Season". Sources are in the notes
Konrad German
From the given name Konrad.
Konstantinidis Greek
Means "son of Konstantinos" in Greek.
Konstantinopolites Greek
Given to someone from Constantinople.
Konstantinou Greek
Derived from the given name Konstantinos.
Kont Estonian
Kont is an Estonian surname meaning "bone".
Kontio Finnish
Means "bear, bruin" in Finnish.
Konts Estonian
Konts is an Estonian surname meaning "heel" and "stubb".
Konvalinka Czech
Means "lily-of-the-valley" in Czech.
Konzelman German
Orginating from Konrad, which is a variant of Conrad, meaning "brave counsel." The second half of the name indicates one who was a councilman or advisor to someone of importance or power.
Kõo Estonian
Kõo is an Estonian surname derived from "kõu" meaning "thunder".
Kooistra Frisian
occupational name for a decoy man, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch kooye ‘decoy’.
Köök Estonian
Köök is an Estonian surname meaning "kitchen".
Kookmaa Estonian
Kookmaa is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "koks" meaning "coke" and "charred coal" and "maa" meaning "land": "coke/charred coal land".
Kooli Estonian
Kooli is an Estonian surname meaning "scholastic".
Koon American
Americanized spelling of German Kuhn or Dutch Koen.
Koonings Dutch
From the Dutch word "koning" meaning "king", thus meaning "of the king".
Kööp Estonian
Kööp is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "köök" meaning "kitchen".
Koop Dutch (Modern)
Comes from the Biblical given name Jacob, meaning "he who supplants."
Koor Estonian
Koor is an Estonian surname meaning "bark" or "crust".
Koorits Estonian
Koorits is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "koor" meaning both "(tree) bark" and "choir". It may also be a corruption of "kõrvits" meaning "pumpkin".
Koort Estonian
Koort is an Estonian surname meaning "cord".
Koot Estonian
Koot is an Estonian surname meaning both "flail" and "leg/shank".
Koovit Estonian
Koovit is an Estonian surname meaning "curlew" (Numenius).
Kopernik Polish
Occupational name for a copper miner or copper smelter.
Kopf German
Means "head" in German.
Kopko Polish, Ukrainian
Kopeck is a reduced pet form of the personal name Prokop.... [more]
Kopli Estonian
Kopli is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "koppel", meaning "enclosure" or "paddock".
Koppen German
Patronymic from a reduced pet form of the personal name Jakob.
Koppen German
Habitational name from any of several places named Koppen.
Kopřiva Czech
Means "nettle".
Kopriva Slovak
Means "nettle".
Koprivica Serbian, Croatian
A diminutive of kopriva meaning ''nettle''.
Kopyto Polish, Jewish
Jewish Polish name possibly meaning "hoof"
Kopytov Russian
Patronymic surname derived from Russian копыто (kopyto) meaning "hoof". This may have been a nickname for a lame man or a shepherd.
Korada Polish
Polish: nickname from porada ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.
Koralewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Koralewo in Ciechanów voivodeship.
Kõrb Estonian
Kõrb is an Estonian surname with several meanings depending on the context: "desert", "wilderness", and "chestnut(color)/tawny".
Korbeci German, Albanian
German name for Korb "basket" changed over time to Korbeci
Korbel German
Diminutive of Korb "basket".
Korbel Czech
Occupational name for a maker of drinking vessels, from korbel "tankard".
Korbut Ukrainian, Belarusian
From a form of the Lithuanian given name Kaributas. A famous bearer is former Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut (1955-).
Kordestani Kurdish
Originally indicated a person from the Kurdistan Province (also known as the Kordestan Province), one of the 31 provinces of Iran.
Koren Slovene, Hebrew
Koren is a surname which has multiple origins. Koren may be a variant of the German occupational surname Korn, meaning a dealer in grain. Alternatively, it may be a variant of the Greek female name Kora... [more]
Koretskiy Russian
Name for a person originally from the Ukrainian city of Korets, derived from Russian корец (korets) or корчик (korchik) both referring to a type of ladle.
Koretsky Russian, Jewish
Alternate transcription of Koretskiy.
Kõrge Estonian
Kõrge is an Estonian surname meaning "tall" and "exalted".
Kõrgemaa Estonian
Kõrgemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "highland".
Kõrgemäe Estonian
Kõrgemäe is an Estonian surname meaning "high hill/mountain".
Kõrgesaar Estonian
Kõrgesaar is an Estonian surname meaning "high/tall ash tree".
Korjus Estonian
Korjus is an Estonian surname meaning "carrion".
Kork Estonian
Kork is an Estonian surname meaning both "cork" and "cap".
Korkmaz Turkish
Means "unafraid, fearless" in Turkish.
Korn German
From Middle High German korn "grain", a metonymic occupational name for a factor or dealer in grain or a nickname for a peasant.
Kornfeld German, Jewish
Means "cornfield" in German.
Kornnaimuang Thai
The surname "ก้อนในเมือง" is used after the place they was born Nai Muang District in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand.
Korobov Russian
From Russian коробка (korobka) meaning "box".
Koroi Fijian
Fijian surname of unknown meaning.
Korolev Russian
From korol, meaning "king".
Koroliuk Ukrainian
Based on the root word "король" (Korol), meaning "King"
Korolyov Russian
Derived from Russian король (korol) meaning "king".
Korp Estonian
Korp is an Estonian surname meaning both "rough/outer bar" and "raven".
Korpela Finnish
From korpi, a marsh type, and -la, a suffix used for places. This surname was found in Lapua, Vassa, Finland, circa 1900 and before.
Kortava Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz surname Кәартаа (Kuartaa) of unknown meaning. During the reign of Stalin, the Abkhaz began adopting the Mingrelian spelling.
Kortazar Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Ispaster.
Kõrts Estonian
Kõrts is an Estonian surname meaning "pub" or "inn".
Korus Czech, Polish
Derived from the given name Kornel.
Kõrve Estonian
Kõrve is an Estonian surname meaning to "scorch" or "singe".
Kõrvits Estonian
Kõrvits is an Estonian surname meaning "pumpkin".
Kosaka Japanese
This is last name means small "Small Slope", Ko (small), Saka (slope).
Kosaka Japanese
From 香 (kou) meaning "fragrance" and 坂 (saka) meaning "slope."
Koschek Hebrew
Derives from the ancient Hebrew given name "Yaakov" meaning "following-after".
Köse Turkish
Means "beardless" in Turkish.
Koshkov Russian (Rare)
Possibly from Russian кошка (koshka) "cat".
Košir Slovene
From the Slavic word koš meaning "basket". It originally indicated a person who made or sold baskets.
Kosk Estonian
Kosk is an Estonia surname meaning "waterfall".
Koška Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian кошка (koška) meaning "cat".
Koski Finnish
Means "rapids" in Finnish.
Kossow German
unknown
Kostabi Estonian
Kostabi is an Estonian surname meaning "echo".
Kostas Greek
From the given name Kostas.
Kostenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Kostyantyn.
Köster Estonian
Köster is an Estonian surname meaning "sexton" and "parish clerk".
Kostis Greek
From the given name Kostis
Kostiuk Polish
Patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Konstanty
Kostopoulos Greek
Means "son of Kostas".
Kostovski Macedonian
Means "son of Kosta".
Kostra Czech, Slovak
Unusual surname found in Slovakia and the Czech Republic meaning "skeleton" from the word kostra, ultimately from the word kost meaning "bone". In Czech in particular, kostra refers only to the biological meaning of "skeleton" - a skeleton as an independent entity is known as a kostlivec.
Kosugi Japanese
Ko ("Small") + Sugi ("Cedar"). Jurota Kosugi is a Japanese voice actor.