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OTHER SCRIPTS: 出雲, 出茂, いずも (hiragana), イズモ (katakana)
PRONOUNCED: ee-zuu-mo, ee-dzuu-mo
Meaning & History
This surname combines 出 (shutsu, sui, i.dasu, i.deru, da.su, -da.su, -de, de.ru) meaning "come out, exit, go out, leave, protrude, put out" with 雲 (un, kumo, -gumo, zumo) meaning "cloud" or 茂 (mo, shige.ru) meaning "be luxuriant, grow thick, overgrown."
Izumo is also used as a place name and a unisex given name.