Submitted Surnames Starting with K

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Kotaka Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high".
Kotake Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 竹 (take) "bamboo."
Kotani Japanese
Ko means "Small" and Tani means "Valley".
Kotarac Serbian, Croatian
Derived from kotar, a type of district.
Kotelnikov Russian
From Russian котел (kotel) meaning "cauldron".
Koten German
Derived from German Kate / Kote, originally from Middle Low German kote "small house; hut".... [more]
Köth German
From Middle High German, Middle Low German kote ‘cottage’, ‘hovel’, a status name for a day laborer who lived in a cottage and owned no farmland.
Kothari Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit कोष्ठागारिक (koṣṭhāgārika) meaning "storekeeper".
Kotkas Estonian
Kotkas is an Estonian surname, meaning "eagle".
Kotlarz Polish, Jewish
Occupational name for a boilermaker or coppersmith, from the Polish word kotlarz meaning "boilermaker".... [more]
Kotli Estonian
Kotli is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "kotlet" meaning "cutlet" or "chop"
Kotnik Slovene
Derived from kot "corner". The name referred to someone who was from a remote area.
Kotobuki Japanese
This surname is used as 寿 (shuu, ju, su, kotobuki, kotobu.ku) meaning "congratulations, longevity, one's natural life."... [more]
Kotromanić Medieval Serbian
The Kotromanić were a late medieval Bosnian and Serbian noble family. The name is thought to have originated from a knight named Cotromano.
Kotsuki Japanese
This is another way to pronounce and spell Kozuki.
Kott German, Polish, Czech
German: variant of Koth or Kotz.... [more]
Kotti Albanian
Kottie or Kotte
Kotwica Polish
Comes from the Polish word kotwica meaning 'anchor'.
Kõu Estonian
Kõu is an Estonian surname meaning "thunder".
Koumoto Japanese
It might mean "light source origin".
Kouri Greek
Variant of Kouris.
Kouris Greek
Topographic surname for someone who lived in a forest, ultimately from Turkish koru meaning "small forest, grove".
Kourlitis Greek (Modern)
Of unknown origin, bearing the locational suffix -tis, "of, from". Potentially related to κουρλί, "tendril of hair", kouros, "noble boy, youth", or a location such as Koursaroi.
Kõuts Estonian
Kõuts is an Estonian surname meaning "cat" (also, in Estonian "Kass") or "tomcat".
Kouumoto Japanese
Rainfall origin.
Kõva Estonian
Kõva is an Estonian surname meaning "hard", "solid" and "tough".
Kovaçi Albanian
Derived from Albanian kovaç meaning "blacksmith".
Kováčik Slovak
Comes from a pet form of Kováč, 'smith'.
Kovaleski Belarusian
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kovali in Belarus, or perhaps Kavoliai in Lithuania, named with a derivative of kavalj meaning "smith".
Kõvamaa Estonian
Kõvamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "solid ground".
Kovatch Hungarian (Americanized)
A corruption of Hungarian Kovács; a name that means “blacksmith”.
Kõverjalg Estonian
Kõverjalg is an Estonian surname meaning "bow-legged" or "bandy-legged".
Kowal Polish
Blacksmith
Kowalewski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from places called Kowalew or Kowalewo, named with kowal "smith" or an occupational name for a blacksmith.
Kowalkowski Polish
habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kowalki or Kowaliki, named with kowalik
Kowerski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Kowersk.
Kox English
Variant of Cox
Koyama Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain."
Koyasu Japanese
From the Japanese 子 (ko) "child" and 安 (yasu or an) "relax," "inexpensive," "low."
Koyle Ancient Irish
The surname Koyle was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Kozak Polish, Czech, Slovak, Sorbian, Ukrainian
Ethnic name for a Cossack, a member of a people descended from a group of runaway serfs who set up a semi-independent military republic in Ukraine in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Kozak Jewish
Nickname from Yiddish kozak from a Ukrainian loanword meaning "warrior", "brave man".
Kozakiewicz Polish
Patronymic from Kozak.
Kozakov Ukrainian
From Ukrainian козак (kozak) meaning "cossack".
Kozakura Japanese
The name Kozakura is primarily a female name of Japanese origin that means Little Cherry Tree.
Kozar Ukrainian, Russian, Croatian, Slovene
Means “goatherd”.
Kozhemyakin Russian
Derived from Russian кожемяка (kozhemyaka) meaning "currier, tanner".
Kozicki Polish
A habitational name for someone from several places called Kozice, named with Koza 'nanny goat'.... [more]
Kozue Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 梢, 小梢 or 梢江 with 梢 (shou, kusunoki, kozue) meaning "treetops, twig", 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small" and 江 (kou, e) meaning "bay, creek, inlet."... [more]
Kozuki Japanese
As far as I know, it doesn't mean "Small Moon". It has this kanji: 上月 (literally "above" and "moon", but it probably implies that the moon is above us in the sky).
Kozyrev Russian
From Russian козырь (kozyr) meaning "high standing collar" or "canopy" or "head of a sleigh".
Kozyreva Russian
Feminine form of Kozyrev.
Kporaro Nigerian (Rare)
The name Kporaro translates into the English language as "PROGRESS" (literally Kpo which is "Go", Ra which is "OF" and Aro which is "FRONT" in which case the Ra implies "For" or "Of" thus Kporaro is literally "Go Of Front" or more properly "Move Forward")... [more]
Kraanvelt Estonian
Kraanvelt was a surname granted to descendants of Toomas (b. 1686) and Kai (b. 1692)who lived in Kure farm,under Kiiu estate in Kuusalu parish, Estonia. ... [more]
Kraav Estonian
Kraav is an Estonian surname meaning "ditch".
Krabi Estonian
Krabi is an Estonian surname meaning "crab".
Krabs Popular Culture
This is the surname of Eugene H. Krabs from SpongeBob SquarePants.
Kracík Czech
The origin is not known.
Kräft German, Jewish
Nickname for a strong man, from Old High German kraft, German Kraft ‘strength’, ‘power’.
Kraftmel Yiddish
It literally means "starch".
Krahe German, Spanish
From the German word Krähe, meaning "crow".... [more]
Krähenbühl German (Swiss)
Combination of German Krähen "crow" and Bühl "hill".
Krahn German
German: nickname for a slim or long-legged person, from Middle Low German krane ‘crane’. Compare Kranich.
Krais German, Brazilian
Brazilian adaptation of the German surname Greis; altered for easier comprehension by the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil.
Krajca Czech
Meaning"Tailor"
Krajewski Polish (Rare)
Habitational name taken from places in Poland named with Polish kraj "border area".
Krakau German
Indicates familial origin from Krakau.
Krakauer German
Indicates familial origin from Krakau.
Krakowsky Czech (Anglicized)
Person from the city of Krakow, Poland.
Kraljević Croatian, Serbian
From kralj ''king'', means ''little king, prince''.
Kraljić Croatian, Serbian
From kralj ''king''.
Kramarić Croatian
Possibly a Croatian form of Krämer.
Krane Dutch, Low German
Dutch: nickname for a long-legged or tall thin man, from Middle Dutch crane ‘crane’. ... [more]
Kranich German
German: nickname for a long-legged or tall and slender person, from Middle High German kranech ‘crane’.
Krasa Thai (Rare)
Means "heron, stork" in Thai.
Krasiński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Krasne, Przasnysz County.
Krasnov Russian
From Russian красный (krasniy) meaning "red".
Krasnoyarsky Russian
The habitational name from Krasnoyarsk Krai in Russia.
Krásný Czech, Slovak
Means "beautiful". Pronounced "KRAHS-nee".
Krasowski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from the villages of Krasowa, Krasów, or Krasowa.
Krastiņš Latvian
Derived from the word krasts meaning "coast".
Krátký Czech
Means "short".
Kratochvíle Czech
Means "amusing".
Kratochwil German
German cognate of Kratochvil.
Kratochwill German
Variant spelling of Kratochwil.
Kratt German
German metonymic occupational name for a ''basketmaker'', from Middle High German kratte ''basket''.
Krauczun German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "tailor; dressmaker".
Krauledat German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name referring to a barber-surgeon well versed in bloodletting, derived from Lithuanian kraujaleidys.
Kravar Croatian
Means ''cow herder''.
Krčmar Croatian
Derived from Croatian krčmar meaning "innkeeper, tavern owner, barkeeper", which is ultimately derived from Croatian krčma meaning "inn, tavern, pub".... [more]
Krechter German
Possibly derived from Krämer
Kreegi Estonian
Kreegi is an Estonian surname meaning "blackthorn".
Kreegipuu Estonian
Kreegipuu is an Estonian surname meaning "blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) wood/tree".
Kreek Estonian
Kreek is an Estonian surname, meaning "damson" (plum).
Kreem Estonian
Kreem is an Estonian surname meaning "cream".
Kreger German
Mercenary or warrior for hire.
Kreisel German, Jewish
Jewish family name and originally a nickname for an active or disorganized person, derived from German kreisel meaning "spinning top, top", ultimately from kreis "circle". Alternatively, it could've be used as a nickname for a person with curly hair in the context of "spiral" or "curl".
Kreiter Low German (Rare)
meanings: "quarreler", "argumentative person", "legal counsel"... [more]
Kremenović Serbian
Derived from kremen (кремен), meaning "flint".
Kremer German
Variant of Krämer.
Kremic Bosnian (Rare)
Surname Kremić was used in early middle-ages, in Bosnia. It was used by royal and ordinary people. That surname is very rare today and it's almost extinct, but in the past it had very big influence.
Krepp German
topographic name for someone living in a hollow
Kress German
From Middle High German kresse "gudgeon", hence probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish in some way or an occupational name for a fisherman.
Kress German
From Old High German krassig, gratag "greedy".
Kress German
From a much altered pet form of the personal name Erasmus.
Kretzer German
Occupational name for a basketmaker or a peddler, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kretze 'basket'.
Kreutz German
Topographical name for someone who lived near a cross set up by the roadside, in a marketplace, or as a field or boundary marker, from Middle High German kriuz(e) 'cross'.
Kreutzer German
Variant of Kreutz otherwise it indicated that the bearer of the surname lived in Kreitz near Neuss in Germany
Krieg German
German word meaning "war"
Krieger German
Noun to kriegen, kämpfen meaning "to fight (with words)". Describes a person who likes to argue. A wrangler, a quarreler, a brawler. Literal translation "warrior", from the German noun krieg "war" and the suffix -er.
Kriegshauser German
Probably a habitational name for someone from an unidentified place called Kriegshaus, literally "war house".
Krier German, Luxembourgish
Occupational name from Middle High German krier "herald".
Krieviņš Latvian
Derived from the word krievs meaning "Russian".
Krievs Latvian
Means "Russian (person)".
Kriips Estonian
Kriips is an Estonian surname meaning "line", "stroke" and "dash".
Kriisa Estonian
Kriisa is an Estonian surname derived from "kriise" meaning "screech".
Kriiska Estonian
Kriiska is an Estonian surname derived from "kriiskama" meaning "screech" and "shriek".
Kriit Estonian
Kriit is an Estonian surname meaning "chalk".
Kris Danish
From the given name Kris.
Krish Indian
Shortened form of Krishna or of any other name beginning with Krishna (such as Krishnan, Krishnaswami, Krishnamurthy, etc.), used in the U.S. by families from southern India. It is not in use in India.
Krishnakumar Indian
Combination of Krishna and Kumar.
Krishnamurthy Indian
Hindu name from Sanskrit kṛṣnamūrti meaning ‘manifestation of the god Krishna’, from krisna ‘black’ (epithet of an incarnation of the god Vishnu) + murti ‘image’, ‘manifestation’... [more]
Krishnan Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Derived from the given name Krishna, used in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Kristenson English
Anglicized form of Kristensen
Kristjánsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Kristján" in Icelandic.
Kristjánsson Icelandic
Means "son of Kristján" in Icelandic.
Kristófersdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Kristófer" in Icelandic.
Kristófersson Icelandic
Means "son of Kristófer" in Icelandic.
Kristofovich Russian
Russified variant of Krishtofovich meaning "son of Kristof".
Kriváň Slovak
Taken from the name of the mountain Kriváň, ultimately from kriv- meaning "bent, crooked".
Krivokapić Montenegrin, Serbian
Derived from krivo, meaning "wrong", and kapa, meaning "hat, cap".
Križaj Slovene
Means "crucify" in Slovene.
Križanec Croatian
From Croatian križ, meaning "cross".
Krofft ?
Surname of sid and marty krofft
Krog Norwegian, Danish
Habitational name from places named with krog "corner, bend".
Krolik Polish
1 Polish (Królik): from a diminutive of Polish król ‘king’ ( see Krol ).... [more]
Krolikov Russian
Patronymic surname derived from Russian кролик (krolik) meaning "male rabbit".
Kroll German, Dutch, Polish
Nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle High German krol 'curly', Middle Low German krulle 'ringlet', 'curl', Middle Dutch croel, crul (apparently a loanword from German)... [more]
Krõm Estonian
Krõm is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "krõmp" meaning "crackle".
Kromrey English (American, Rare)
Kromrey middle school.
Kronbergs Latvian (Archaic)
Germanic,originally swedish
Kronecker Jewish, German (Austrian)
Derived from the place name Kroneck in Austria. A famous bearer of this surname was Leopold Kronecker(1823~1891),the German mathematician who worked on number theory.
Kronen German
From German Krone 'crown', probably as an ornamental name. Or a nickname for a slender, long-legged individual, from a dialect form of Kranich.
Kronoa ?
Means Descendent of The Short man.
Kronstadt German
Means "crown state" (i.e., capital city) in German
Kroon Estonian
Kroon is an Estonian surname meaning "crown".
Kroos German
Unknown
Kross Low German
Occupational name for a maker of mugs and jugs, from Middle Low German krus, kros 'pitcher', 'ceramic drinking vessel'.
Krstajić Montenegrin, Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Krsto".
Krstanović Croatian, Serbian
Derived from krst, meaning "cross".
Krstić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from krst, meaning "cross".
Krstičević Croatian
Derived from krst, meaning "cross".
Kruchina Russian
Derived from Russian кручина (kruchina) meaning "sorrow, sadness".
Kruchowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Kruchowo.
Krug German
Means "tavern keeper"
Krukowski Polish
Name for someone from any of various places called Kruki, Kruków or Krukowo, all derived from Polish kruk meaning "raven".
Krukowsky Polish (Americanized, Rare)
Variant of Krukowski, used outside Poland.
Krull Estonian
Krull is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "kull" meaning "hawk".
Krumholz Jewish, German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) from Krumbholz ‘bent timber’, ‘mountain pine’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a cartwright or wheelwright. As a Jewish surname it is ornamental.
Krūms Latvian
Meaning "bush".
Krumwiede German
Location-based name for people who lived by a gnarled old willow tree.... [more]
Krungthep Thai
from the place name Krungthep, referring to Bangkok, Thailand
Krupnykh Russian
Derived from Russian крупный (krupny) meaning "big, massive".
Kruschel German (East Prussian)
History and linguistic origin is unknown.
Krutxaga Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood in the Navarrese municipality of Uztarroze.
Kruup Estonian
Kruup is an Estonian surname meaning "goat".
Kruus Estonian
Kruus is an Estonian surname meaning "gravel".
Kruusalu Estonian
Kruusalu is an Estonian surname meaning "gravel grove".
Kruusmaa Estonian
Kruusmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "gravel land".
Kruusmägi Estonian
Kruusmägi is an Estonian surname meaning "gravel mountain/hill".
Kruzhkin Russian
Derived from Russian кружка (kruzhka) meaning "cup, mug, tankard". This may have been a nickname either for a drinker or a cupmaker.
Kryčaŭski Belarusian
This indicates familial origin within the city of Krýčaŭ.
Krygin Russian
Derived from dialectal Russian крыга (kryga) meaning "ice floe".
Krysin Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from Russian крыса (krysa) meaning "rat".
Krznar Croatian
Means ''furrier''.
Krznarić Croatian
From krznar meaning ''furrier''.
Krzoska Polish
Altered spelling of Polish Brzózka, from a diminutive of Brzoza
Krzyżaniak Polish
Derived from Polish krzyż meaning "cross".
Krzyżanowski Polish
habitational name for someone from Krzyżanów in Piotrków or Płock voivodeships, Krzyżanowo in Płock or Poznań voivodeships, or various places in Poland called Krzyżanowice, all named with krzyż ‘cross’.
Krzyzewski Polish
Any last name that stars with a "krz" is Polish or end with an "ski".
Ksiazek Polish
Nickname meaning ‘little priest’ or possibly a patronymic for an illegitimate son of a priest, from ksiadz ‘priest’ + the diminutive suffix -ek.nickname meaning ‘little prince’, from a diminutive of ksia?ze ‘prince’.
Kuba Japanese
Written with characters meaning ‘long time’ and ‘method’, this name is found mostly in the Ryūkyū Islands.
Kuba Dutch, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish
From Kuba, a pet form of the personal name Jakub.
Kübar Estonian
Kübar is an Estonian surname meaning "hat".
Kübarsepp Estonian
Kübarsepp is an Estonian surname meaning "hat maker" (literally, "hat smith").
Kubec Czech
Kubec is short form of Jakub.
Kubica Polish
Derived from the given name Kuba, a diminutive of Jakub.
Kubilus Lithuanian
This surname is a derivative of the given name Jacob.
Kublashvili Georgian
Last name originates from Imereti region of Georgia .
Kubota Japanese
From the Japanese 久 (ku or hisa) "long time," 保 (bo or ho) "protect," "guaratee," "keep" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy." The first two characters can also be written as 窪 (kubo) "hollow."
Kuboyama Japanese
From Japanese 久 (ku) meaning "long time ago", 保 (ho) meaning "protect" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Kubrava Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of an Abkhaz surname of unknown meaning.
Kubu Estonian
Kubu is an Estonian surname meaning a "bundle" or "truss".
Kuch German
German metonymic occupational name for a pastry cook, from German kuchen ‘cake’, or simply a variant of Koch ‘cook’.
Kuchař Czech
Means "Chief", "Cook".
Kuchenmeister German
Occupational name for a master cook (literally "kitchen master"), a court official.
Kuchiki Japanese
This name combines 朽 (kyuu, ku.chiru) meaning "decay, remain in seclusion, rot" or 口 (ku, kou, kuchi) meaning "mouth" with 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."... [more]
Kuchler German (Rare)
Often confused with Küchler a name for a cookie baker, Kuchler is a noble name for an old german family. Kuchler is origined in a city named Kuchl at the border of todays german bavaria... [more]
Kudaibergen Kazakh
Derived from the given name Kudaibergen.
Kudashev Bashkir, Tatar, Russian
Means "son of Kudash", from a given name of Mordvin or Turkic origin possibly meaning "woman's son" or "wife's son", referring to a boy born from one father and another mother (in relation to his half-siblings)... [more]
Kudaybergenov Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Variant transcription of Kudaibergenov.
Kudo Japanese
From Japanese 工 (ku) meaning "worker" and 藤 () meaning "wisteria"
Kudou Japanese
From 久 (ku) "long time" and 遠 (tou/dou) "distant" OR from 工 (ku) "construction" and 藤 (dou) "wisteria."
Kueng Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Kuang.