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- As a German surname, spelling variant of Karst, the dropping of the r being common in northern dialects, from the noun Karst (“hoe, mattock”).
- As an Alemannic German surname, from the medieval personal name Arbogast.
- Also see Gast.
Kast (plural Kasts)
- A surname.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Kast is the 14549th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 2048 individuals. Kast is most common among White (95.17%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Kast”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 2, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 281.