Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the person who added the name is ShioTanbo1.
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ABBSEnglish
Derived from the given name Abel.
ABESEnglish
This is likely derived from the given name Abe(1).
ABIKOJapanese
This surname is made with 安 (A) "Peaceful, Cheap, Rested, Low" ... [more]
ABURAYAJapanese (Rare)
Made with (Abura) 油 "Oil", and 谷 (Ya) "Valley". Shigeru Aburaya is a notable bearer; he specializes in marathon running, and long-distance running in general.
ACHIKITAJapanese (Rare)
遥 (Achi) means "Distant, Remote" and 北 (Kita) means "North".
ADACHIJapanese
Adachi is variously written,but the kanji commonly used literally means "Foot" and/ or "Stand".
ADACHIHARAJapanese
A means "Leg, Limb, Step", Dachi comes from Tachi, meaning "Stand", Hara means "Plain". A notable bearer is Kenji Adachihara, a football player. I have posted kanji in the 'native spelling' spot.
ADISONEnglish
A variation of Addison, which means "Son of Addy".
AGATAJapanese (Rare)
I'm not sure how the surname is written, but in general, the word (Agata) written as this: 県, can rather mean "Prefecture", or "County, Countryside, Subdivision, District". The source is in the notes.
AGATSUMAJapanese (Rare)
上 (Aga) "Upper, Above" and 妻 (Tsuma) "Wife, Spouse". A notable bearer with this surname is Hiromitsu Agatsuma, a musician. The source is in the notes.
AGAWAJapanese
阿 (A) means "Nook, Flatter, Corner" and 川 (Kawa) meaning "Stream, River". One notable bearer is Sawako Agawa, who is a celebrity and a writer.
AHANEJapanese
亜 (A) means "Second, Asia", 波 (Ha) means "Wave", 根 (Ne) means "Root". This may not be an actual surname. Ayano Ahane is a singer and works on her own songs. The source is in the notes.
AIDAJapanese
Ai could mean "Fit, Suit, Join", "Indigo", "Together, Mutual". Da means "Rice Paddy/ Field".
AIKUCHIJapanese
合 (Ai) means "Suit, Jion" and 口 (Kuchi) means "Mouth, Opening".
AIKYOJapanese (Rare)
愛 (Ai) means "Love, Affection", and 敬 (Kyo) means "Respect" in this surname. Notable bearers are Hisashi Aikyo and Shigeyuki Aikyo. Hisashi is a former baseball runner, while Shigeyuki is a steeplechase runner.
AIMOTOJapanese
Often written as 愛 (Ai) meaning "Love, Reverence, Affection" or 相... [more]
AISAKAJapanese (Rare)
Ai means "Indigo (blueish)", and Saka means "Hill,Slope".In 2014 Aisaka was ranked #9,579 for most used surnames in Japan and had only 5 occurrences that year. It's more popular in the U.S. than in the country it originated from... [more]
AKAIKEJapanese (Rare)
丹 (Aka) means "Red" and 池 (Ike) means "Pond".
AKANOJapanese
赤野 (Akano) means "Red Field" in Japanese. Akano is also on the first name site.
AKASHIROJapanese
赤 (Aka) means "Red" and 城 (Shiro) means "Castle". Aoi Akashiro is an anime television series writer.
AKATSUKIJapanese
丹 (Aka) means "Red" and 月 (Tsuki) means "Moon". This surname is a reference to what the moon looks like during a lunar eclipse, I suppose. An example of someone with this surname, is Natsumi Akatsuki, the light novel author behind "KonoSuba ".
AKATSUTSUMIJapanese (Rare)
赤 (Aka) means "Red" and 堤 (Tsustumi) means "River Bank" This is the surname of the Japanese adapted version of Blossom from Power Puff Girls, as an example. The source is in the notes
AKEMIJapanese
This most likely comes from Ake means "Bright" and Mi means "Mindset". Akemi is also a Japanese first name.
AKIJapanese
Aki commonly means "Autumn" and "Bright,Luminous" as a first name and surname,but there's also "Rising Sun", "Crystal (Ball)" ,"Brightness,Luster" or "Obvious,Clear". First name Aki has far more kanji possibilities.
AKIMOTOJapanese
Akimoto is a surname that means Aki:"Bright,Luminous" "Autumn","Crystal (Ball)","Brightness,Luster",or "Rising Sun" and Moto:"Origin/Source/Root". Here are only some~ of the notable people with this surname: Nami Akimoto: manga artist,and Yasushi Akimoto: record producer & lyricist,there is also a lake called Akimoto.
AKINOJapanese
Aki means (1):"bright",(2):"crystal,clear",/and (3):"Autumn". No shows ownership,or means "field,wilderness".So it can mean "Of Brightness","Of Autumn","Autumn Feild",",Bright Shining Feild" etc.
AKISATOJapanese
秋 (Aki) means "Autumn" and 里 (Sato) means "Village,ri,unit of measurement, league, parent's home". A notable bearer is Wakuni Akisato, who is a manga artist.
AKISHIMAJapanese
First name Aki and surname Aki have multiple meanings depending on kanji,but the notable Akishima in Tokyo,Japan goes by the meaning of "Bright Island". This is possibly the most common kanji for it,if its not the only one used.
AKISHINOJapanese
秋 (Aki) means "Autumn" and 篠 (Shino) means "Rope".
AMAGAIJapanese
This is a variation of Japanese surname Amaya. Ama means "Heaven(ly)" and Gai means "Valley".
AMAMIYAJapanese
Ama means "Rain" and Miya means "Shrine". A notable bearer is Sora Amamiya, a voice actress.
AMARIJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 甘 (ama) meaning "sweet" combined with 利 (ri) meaning "profit, benefit".
AMATANIJapanese
It's the same as the below surname 天谷 (Amaya), meaning "Heavenly Valley". This is simply the western Japanese pronunciation of it.
AMAYAJapanese
Ama means "Heaven(ly)" and "Ya" or "Gai" means "Valley",this pronunciation is used in eastern Japan,while the "Valley" part is pronounced "Tani" in western Japan.
AMUROJapanese
Written with kanji meaning "Relax, Cheap, Inexpensive, Low, Rested, peaceful" and "Room".
ANABUKIJapanese
It is written like this : 穴 (Ana) "Whole, pit" and 吹 (Buki) "Blow into".
ANTOINEFrench
From the given name Antoine.
ANZAIJapanese
From Japanese 安 (an) meaning "calm, peaceful" combined with 西 (sai) meaning "west", 斎 (sai) meaning "worship, religious meals", or 済 (sai) meaning "settle, finish".
AOBAJapanese
青 (Ao) means "Green,blue" and 葉 (Ba) means "Leaf". This surname refers to a fresh leaf. Aoba is also a Japanese first name on top of that. A notable bearer is Yukihiro Aoba, who is a professional football player... [more]
AOIKEJapanese
青 (Ao) means 'blue, green', in this case "Blue", and 池 (Ike) ... [more]
AOYAGIJapanese
Ao means "Blue, Green" and Yagi means "Willow".
AOZAKIJapanese (Rare)
Ao means "blue,somewhat green" & zaki means "blossom". So, Nobutaka "Blue Blossom",is an artist who was born in Japan,but now lives in New York as an artist who has been featured in magazines.
ARAGAKIJapanese
This is the same as Arakaki.
ARAIJapanese
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
ARAKAKIJapanese
It means "Wild Enclosure" Ara (Wild) + Kaki (Enclosure), ... [more]
ARAKAWAJapanese
Ara means "Wild" while Kawa means "River". There are multiple rivers in Japan with this name,but one river leads to Tokyo Bay. This is where the name comes from (so it's topographic),and it's mostly used in the east of this country.
ARAKIJapanese (Rare)
Ara means "Wild" or "New" in surnames while Ki means "Tree",but the "Wild Tree" kanji/definition is more common. This name was listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.
ARATAJapanese (Rare)
Arata is a rare masculine given name and surname. Ara: "Wild" or "New" and Ta: "Rice Patty". The general reading is from the Ryukyu Islands ,but in Proper Japanese it is pronounced "Shinden" or "Nitta" often.
ARATANIJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
ARAYAJapanese (Rare)
"Wild{ara}" or "New{ara}" and "Ya{valley}". It is pronounced this way in Eastern Japan,in the west it's "Aratani".
ARIMAJapanese (Rare)
This is a surname and first name that means "Owns A Horse". In the west and in the Ryukyu Islands is where this name is mostly possessed. This is taken from the Aroma hot spring near the city of Kobe.
ARIOKAJapanese
Ari means "Exist" and Oka means"Ridge, Hill."
ARISAWAJapanese
有 (Ari) means "Exist" and 沢/澤 (Sawa) means "Swamp, Marsh". Mamizu Arisawa is a light novel author, it is likely that this isn't her real last name though, since Mamizu isn't her real first name.
ARITAJapanese (Rare)
Ari means "Has" or "Owns" and Ta means "Rice Patty". This is most is most common in west-central Japan.
ARIYOSHIJapanese
有 (Ari) means "Exist" and 吉 (Yoshi) means "Fortunate, Lucky". This surname means "Fortune Exists".
ARTHURSEnglish
From the given name: Arthur.
ASAHINAJapanese
Asa means "Morning". Hi in this surname means "Ratio, Proportion". Na means "Nara, what?". It's also a first name.
ASAKAWAJapanese
Asa ("Morning"), ("Superficial"), or ("Shallow") + Kawa ("River").
ASAKURAJapanese, Popular Culture
This surname is made with 浅 (Asa) means "Superficial, Shallow", or 朝 (Asa) meaning "Morning", and 倉/蔵 (Kura) means "Storehouse, Owns, Posesses". Azumi Asakura is a voice actress. There are a lot of fictional characters with this surname as well, such as Ryouko Asakura from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
ASATOJapanese (Rare)
There are several readings for the name but 2 are Asa:"Morning",and To:"Door,Asa:"Safe" and To:"Village". There are multiple places in the Ryukyu's (where the name originates and mostly stays) that have that name;that could've been the influence... [more]
ASHCRAFTEnglish
Altered form of English Ashcroft.
ASHFIELDEnglish
From the English words Ash, referring to the "Ash Tree", and "Field".
ASHIKAGAJapanese
Ashikaga is a surname that originated with samurai families. Kaga means "Flower Bud,Reed" and Ashi means "Place",but it is most commonly, ( if not always ) written with characters meaning ,"foot" and "advantage".
ASHMANEnglish, Anglo-Saxon
From Middle English Asheman, a byname meaning "pirate, seaman". It can also be made up of English ash referring to the "ash tree", and man. In that case, it could refer to someone who lived by ash trees... [more]
ATARIJapanese
中 (Atari) means "The Middle". Anotable bearer with this surname is Kousuke Atari, he is a self trained musician and pop singer.
AUSTENEnglish
A variant of the surname Austin. This exact spelling is also on the first name site.
AYANOJapanese
綾 (Aya) means "Design" and 野 (No) means "Feild". Keiko Ayano from Sword Art Online is a simple example of this surname existing, and also a notable bearer.
AYANOKOJIJapanese
A variant transcription of Ayanokouji that means "Design small road".
AYANOKOUJIJapanese
綾 (Ayano) means "Design", 小 (Kou) means "Small, Little", and 路 (Ji) means "Road."
BABAJapanese
Means "riding ground" in Japanese from 馬 (ba) "horse" combined with 場 (ba) "place, ground, field".
BANDOJapanese
This may be inaccurate, but Family Education says it means " East of The Slope", referring to eastern provinces of Osaka (lit. "Great Slope"). It's most popular in eastern Japan, where it originates from.
BARNEYEnglish
It probably came from the given name Barney, if nothing else.
BLASQUEZSpanish
From the medieval diminutive Velasco, from the Basque word 'bela' meaning "crow", and the diminutive suffix 'sko'.
BURCHEnglish
Variant of Birch.
BURTEnglish
From the given name, which is a short form of Burton.
BUSHIDAJapanese
Bushi means "Warrior, Samurai" and Da means "Rice Paddy, Field".
CHABASHIRAJapanese (Rare)
This is a food related surname. 茶 (Cha) literally means "{Green} Tea" and 柱 (Hashira) means "Pillar", turning into 'Bashira'. A tea pillar is a tea stalk pointing vertically, in Japan this is considered "good luck"... [more]
CHIBANAJapanese
千 (Chi) means "A Thousand, One Thousand" and 花 (Bana) is a variation of Hana, meaning "Blossom, Flower". A male notable bearer, is Choshin Chibana. He was a martial artist who created his own form of karate... [more]
CHIKAFUJIJapanese
Chika means "Near" and Fuji means "Wisteria".
CHINOJapanese (Rare)
Written with characters Chi ("Micanthus Reed") and No ("Feild").
CHISAKAJapanese
Chi means "One Thousand" and Saka means "Slope,Hill".
CLARENCEEnglish
From the given name Clarence.
DANGEREnglish (Rare), Pop Culture
This has been seen in records of the most uncommon American surnames. It has also been used in popular culture, in the show Henry Danger. Although, it's not the character's actual last name.
DAXEnglish
Either derived from the town of Dax in France or from the Old English given name Dæcca (of unknown meaning).
DENTONEnglish
"Valley Town" in Old English, where the given name Denton comes from.
DOBBEnglish
From a nickname of Robert, a variant is Dobbs.
DOIJapanese
Do ("Earth") + I ("Habitation") or ("Well, Mineshaft") in a different region. "Earth Well" is used mainly in the west and in Shikoku, the "Earth Habitation" kanji is used in eastern Japan. This name isn't rare and considered out of the ordinary, but it's uncommon to the ears.
DOTANIJapanese (Rare)
戸 (Do) meaning "Door" or 藤 (Do) meaning "Wisteria". 谷 (Tani) means "Valley".
EJIRIJapanese
江 (E) "Inlet,River" and 尻 (Jiri) "Behind ,Rear".
ENATSUJapanese
江 (E) means "River,Inlet" and 夏 (natsu) means "Summer". A notable bearer is Yutaka Enatsu who used to be a pitcher for the Hanshin Tigers. Enatsu is also on the first name sight. They both don't occur much.
ENOKIDAJapanese
榎 (Enoki) means "Hackle/Chinese Nettle Berry Tree", and 田 (Da) means Rice Paddy, Field". A notable bearer with this family name is Daiki Enokida, who is a professional baseball player.
ETOJapanese
江 (E) means "River, Inlet" and 藤 (To) means "Wisteria".
ETOUJapanese
The same as Eto.
FIELDMANEnglish
This surname most likely means, "Field Man", if it's not derived from the English words themselves.
FUJIJapanese
This is a common surname, but is even more commonly attached to other to other name elements, like Fujimoto, Fujiyama, etc. It means "Wisteria" (藤).
FUJIHARAJapanese
It is a variation of Fujiwara, Fuji "Wisteria" and Hara "Plain". These different sounds are used depending on the family who possesses it.
FUJIHASHIJapanese
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Hashi means "Bridge".
FUJIKIJapanese, Popular Culture
藤 (Fuji) means "Wisteria" and 木 (Ki) means "Tree". A notable bearer is Yusaku Fujiki, the protagonist of 'Yu-Gi-Oh!'.
FUJINOMIYAJapanese
Fuji means "Wisteria", No means "of", and Miya means "Shrine".
FUJISATOJapanese
藤 (Fuji) means "Wisteria" and 里 (Sato) means "Hamlet, Village".
FUJIURAJapanese (Rare)
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Ura means "Bay,Beach".
FUJIYOSHIJapanese
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Yoshi means "Lucky, Fortunate".
FUKAGAIJapanese
This might've originated in eastern Japan, because in the west, it will be pronounced "Fukatani" instead. ... [more]
FUKAMIJapanese
深 (Fuka) means "Deep" and 見 (Mi) means "View, Mindset, See".
FUKUNAGAJapanese
Fuku ("Fortunate") + Naga ("Eternity") or possiby ("Long, Cheif"). An especially notable bearer of this surnme is Gen Fukunaga an American-Japanese founder and president of Funimation. He was born in Hyogo,Japan but resides in Texas to help interpret anime for Americans and Canadians to this day.
FURUYAJapanese
This possibly means "Old, Ancient Valley".
FUTABAJapanese
Futa can mean "A Pair" or "Two" with different kanji, and Ba meaning "Leaf". Futaba is also a feminine first name.
FUTAMURAJapanese
From Japanese 二 or 双 (futa) "A Pair, Two" and 村 (mura) "Village, Hamlet".
FUYUKIJapanese
Fuyuki is also a first name, it most likely means "Winter Tree", written like this: 冬木.
GALILEIItalian
A notable bearer, is astronomer Galileo Galilei.
GAOChinese
This surname is written with the character meaning "Tall, High": 高. A notable bearer, is Guiying Gao, a female revolutionary army commander.
GODAJapanese (Rare)
Go ("Connected to") + Da ("Rice Paddy"). This is mostly on Shikoku Island.
GOLSTONEnglish
The Gol part has uncertain meaning, but Ton means "Town".
GOODKINDEnglish (Rare)
From the English words "good kind".
GOTOJapanese
It is written three ways: Go meaning "Behind", To meaning "Wisteria", or Go meaning "Five" and To meaning "Island". This is considered a common Japanese surname. The Wisteria part is thought to be linked to the Fujiwara clan... [more]
GOTOHJapanese
The same as Goto.
GOYAJapanese (Rare)
This may be wrong---- This is variously written. It is usually written with characters meaning "Barbarian Room" or "Give Room". This is mostly in the Ryukyu Islands. ... [more]
HADAJapanese
This is another reading of Haneda/Hata. Ha means "Plume, Feather, Wing" and Da means "Rice Paddy/Patty".
HAGAJapanese
Ha means "Fragrance,Aroma" and Ga means "Congratulations". It's mostly in the northeastern Japan, and most likely comes from the place name in Tochigi Prefecture.
HAGINOJapanese
Hagi means "Bush Clover" and No means "Field, Plain, Wilderness". A notable bearer is Kosuke Hagino, a competitive swimmer.
HAJIMEJapanese (Rare)
From the given name HAJIME meaning "beginning". A notable bearer is Japanese singer Chitose Hajime.
HAMAJapanese
Hama means "Beach, Seashore".
HAMAMURAJapanese
Hama means "Seashore, Beach" and Mura means "Village, Hamlet". A notable bearer of the surname is Jun Hamamura, he was an actor.
HAMAZAKIJapanese
It's the same as Hamasaki, it's just a different transcription and pronunciation. Tatsuya Hamzazaki wrote the light novel adaptation of the anime Absolute Boy.
HAMSONEnglish
A variant of Hampson.
HANAEArabic (Maghrebi)
From a Moroccan transcription of the Arabic name Hana (1) or Hanaa.
HANAIJapanese
Hana means "Blossom, Flower" and I means "Well, Pit, Mine shaft, Ditch".
HANAMURAJapanese
Hana means "Flower" and Mura means "Hamlet, Village." A notable bearer is Norikatsu Hanamura, an actor. Other bearers are in the notes.
HANDAJapanese
This surname means "Half of a Rice Paddy", with 半 (Han) and 田 (Da).
HANEDAJapanese
Hane means "Wing, Feather, Plume" and Da means "Feild, Rice Patty/Paddy". This is predominantly in Eastern Japan.
HARAGUCHIJapanese
Hara means "Plain" or "Field", while Guchi literally means "Mouth".
HARAMOTOJapanese
Hara means "Plain (wilderness, field)" and Moto means "Origin".
HARUKIJapanese
Haruki is a first name on the other site. For the surname Haruki (春木), it means "Spring Season Tree". A notable bearer is Hiroshi Haruki, who was a Japanese mathematician.
HARUNAJapanese
The surname 春名 (Haruna) means "Spring {season} Name". Notable bearers are Masaki Haruna, and Mika Haruna. Mika is swimmer, and Masaki went with the stage name 'Klaha', when he was a vocalist for Malice Mizer... [more]
HASHIJapanese
Hashi means "Bridge".
HASHIGUCHIJapanese
Hashi means "Bridge" and Guchi means "Mouth". This is the surname of Chiyomi Hashiguchi, who was a mangaka.
HASHIKURAJapanese
Bluntly speaking, this is Kurahashi backwards.
HASHIOKAJapanese
橋 (Hashi) means "Bridge" and 岡 (Oka) means "Hill, Ridge".
HASHITANIJapanese
Hashi means "Bridge" and Tani means "Valley".
HASHIYAMAJapanese
橋 (Hashi) means "Bridge" and 山 (Yama) means "Mountain".
HATAJapanese
This is an ancient surname that is another form of Hada/Haneda. Ha means "Feather, Plume, Wing" and Ta means "Feild, Rice Patty/Paddy".
HATAYAJapanese
幡 (Hata) means "Field" and 谷 (Ya) means "Valley". ... [more]
HAYAGAWAJapanese
It is written as Ha ("Long,Cheif"), the same as "Naga", + Ya ("Valley") + Gawa ("River"). It's possibly written the same way Hayakawa was submitted, because these are just variations of one another... [more]
HAYAMAJapanese
I have no idea how its most commonly written, but according to Hi!penpal, the surname can be written in 7 different ways...with some meaning "Leaf Mountain", "Wing Mountain", "Fast Horse", and "Fast Pause".
HAYASAKAJapanese
早 (Haya) means "Fast, Early" and 坂 (Saka) means "Slope, Hill". Only one of the notables bearers, is Fumio Hayasaka. He was a composer before the mid 1900's.
HAYASHIBARAJapanese
Hayashi (林) means "Forest", and Bara means "Plain".
HENGChinese
This is the surname of Emperor Li, known by other names also. Heng was his personal last name.
HENNEEnglish
From a diminutive of Henry.
HENNESEnglish
From the diminutive of Henry.
HIBBERTSEnglish
A variant of Hibbert, ultimately coming from Hilbert to begin with.
HIBBSEnglish
This possibly derived from a medieval diminutive, similar to Hobbs for Robert.
HIDAKAJapanese
From Japanese 日 (hi) meaning "day, sun" combined with 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high".
HIGASHIYAMAJapanese
Higashi means "East" and Yama means "Mountain".
HINODEJapanese
日 (Hi) means "Sun, Day", ノ (No) is a particle, 出 (De) means "Come Out". This surname means "Sunrise" in Japanese. It is uncommon, as a last name and a first name as well.
HIRAKAWAJapanese
Hira means "Peace, Flat" and Kawa means "Stream, River".
HIRAMATSUJapanese
Hira means "Peace, Levelness, Flat" and Matsu means "Pine (tree)". Akiko Hiramatsu is a voice actress.
HIRANOJapanese
Hira means "Peace" and No means "Field,Area,Meadow,etc." This is considered a generally common Japanese last name,it is ranked within the top 1000's at least,if not always in the 100's. A notable person with this surname is Aya Hirano,a singer and voice actress,for "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya",for example.
HIRASAKAJapanese
Hira means "Peace" and Saka means "Hill, Slope".
HIRASAWAJapanese
Hira means "Flat, Even, Peace, Level" and Sawa means "Swamp, Marsh".
HIRATANIJapanese
Hira meaning "Peace" and Tani meaning "Valley". In other regions of Japan, this name could be pronounced "Hiragai, Hiragaya, or Hiraya" by accident, depending on the region it's taken to. I think this originates from the south.
HIROSAWAJapanese
Hiro means "Wide" and Sawa means "Swamp, Marsh".
HIROTAJapanese
It probably means "Wide Rice Paddy, Broad Field".
HISAMATSUJapanese
Hisa (久) "Long ago, Long lasting" and Matsu (松) "Pine".
HITOTOSEJapanese (Rare)
Regardless of Hitotose's pronunciation, it literally consists of the kanji for "all 4 seasons : Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter" in that order.
HITOTSUYANAGIJapanese
一 (Hitotsu) means "One" and 柳 (Yanagi) means "Willow".
HOKINOUEJapanese (Rare)
Hoki means "Cave, Grotto, Den", No means "of, therefore", and Ue means "Upper, Top, Above". A notable bearer is Kota Hokinoue, he is a wheelchair athlete. If you want the sources, they're in the notes for you.
HORIJapanese
"Moat" or Ho ("Protect") + Ri ("Benefit,Profit,Gain") are both used for this surname.
HORIEJapanese (Rare)
For notable bearers Yui Horie and Mitsuko Horie, the Hori means "Moat" and E means "Inlet, River". Mitsuko Horie and Yui Horie are voice actresses and singers.
HORIGOMEJapanese
掘 (Hori) means "Moat" and 米 (Gome) means "Rice, America". A notable bearer with this surname is Yuki Horigome, a footballer.
HORIKITAJapanese (Rare)
Hori ("Moat"),this can also be used: Ho ("Protect") + Ri ("Benefit,Profit,Gain") + Kita ("North").
HORINOJapanese
Hori means "Moat" and No means "Field, Wilderness."
HOSHIMIYAJapanese
Hoshi means "Star" and Miya means "Shrine".
HOSHINOJapanese
From Japanese 星 (hoshi) meaning "star" combined with 野 (no) meaning "area, field".
HOSHIZAKIJapanese (Rare)
Hoshi means "Star" and Zaki comes from Saki meaning "Cape, Peninsula, Promontory". There used to be a Hoshizaki Castle in Nagoya, owned by the Okada family. If this last name actually still lingers Japan, it rarely ever does.
HOSODAJapanese
This surname is made up of 細 (Hoso) meaning "Fine, Thin, Narrow" and 田 (Da) means "Rice Paddy, Rice Field".
IBUKIJapanese
It is written like this: 伊 I meaning "that one" + 吹 Buki meaning "blow into". Ibuki is also a first name .
ICHIHASHIJapanese
Ichi means "One" (in rarer cases its written with the character meaning "Market"). Hashi means "Bridge". My source is in the notes.
ICHINOJapanese
This is used : Ichi meaning "Market, or "One", and No meaning "Feild". A notable bearer is Yuyu Ichino, who is a manga illustrator.
IEIRIJapanese (Rare)
家 (Ie) means "Building, Residency, Family, Dwelling, Home, Habitation", and 入 (Iri) means "Enter, Input". Together, it is a Japanese word meaning "House Entry". A notable bearer is Kazuma Ieiri, a founder, and director, and more.
IEKAMIJapanese
Ie means "Home" and Kami could mean "God" or "Upper".
IKEJapanese
池 (Ike) means "Pond, Pool" in Japanese.
IKEMOTOJapanese
池 (Ike) means "Pond, Pool" and 本 (Moto) means "Origin, Source, Root". A notable bearer is Masahito Ikemoto, who is an anime producer.
IKESUGIJapanese
池 (Ike) means "Pond, Pool" and 杉 (Sugi) means "Cedar Tree".
IKUTAJapanese
Iku means "Genuine, Life, Birth" and Ta means "Feild, Rice Paddy".
IMAIJapanese
From Japanese 今 (ima) meaning "now, present" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
IMAISHIJapanese
今 (Ima) means "Now, Present" and 石 (Ishi) means "Stone". This was within the 1009's of most used Japanese surnames in 2012.
IMARUOKAJapanese
I means "That one, Italy", Maru means "Round, Circle", and Oka means "Hill, Ridge".
IMATAJapanese
See Konda. Ima = "Now" + Da "Rice Paddy".
INAMURAJapanese
Ina means "Rice" and Mura means "Hamlet, Village".
INUGAMIJapanese (Rare), Japanese Mythology
Inu means "Dog" and Gami means "God". There might be more ways than this, but the previously stated are the more standard readings. This is also a Japanese mythological creature, this might actually be the origin of the name itself.
INUIJapanese
Inu means "Dog" and I means "Well, Mineshaft, Pit", etc.
INUKAIJapanese
Inu means "Dog" and Kai means "Keeper". This surname means "Dog Keeper".
INUKAMIJapanese (Rare), Japanese
The same as Inugami, it means "Dog God".
ISHIGUROJapanese
Ishi means "Stone" and Guro is just a form of Kuro, meaning "Black". Hiroshi Ishiguro was the director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory.
ISHIMOTOJapanese
Ishi means "Stone" and Moto means "Source,Root, Origin".
ISHIUCHIJapanese
Ishi means "Stone" and Uchi means "Inside".
ISHIZUKAJapanese
Ishi means "Stone" and Zuka means "Mound".
IWAEJapanese
Iwae means "Stone, Rock" and E means "Bay, Creek, Inlet". It can possibly written other ways as well.
IWAMOTOJapanese
Iwa means "Stone" and Moto means "Origin". A notable bearer is Akiko Iwamoto is a Japanese rower who competed in the 2012 Olympics.
IWANOJapanese
Iwa means "Stone" and No means "Field".
IWAOKAJapanese
Iwa means "Stone" and Oka means "Ridge".
IWASAKIJapanese
Iwa means "Rock, Stone" and Saki means "Peninsula".
IWASHIMIZUJapanese
Iwa means "Stone,Rock", Shi means "Pure, Purify, Excorise, Clean", and Mizu means "Water".
JEFSONEnglish
"Son of Jef".
JESSIEEnglish
Possibly a variant of Jessey, an occupational name for someone making jesses (a short strap fastened around the leg of a bird used in falconry).
JOSEPHSENEnglish
Variant of Josephson meaning "Son of Joseph."
KABEJapanese (Rare)
Ka ("Increase,Step Up"), ... [more]
KADOKAWAJapanese (Rare)
Kado means "Gate" and Kawa means "River". This surname means "Gated River".
KADOMATSUJapanese (Rare)
Kado ("Gate") + Matsu ("Pine Tree").
KADOSHIMAJapanese (Rare)
I don't want to assume it's rare but it's definitely uncommon. Kado means "Gate" and Shima means "Island".
KADOTAJapanese (Rare)
Kado means "Gate" and ... [more]
KAJIURAJapanese (Rare)
Kaji means "Wind" and Ura means "Seacoast, Bay". A notable bearer is Yuki Kajiura, a musician and producer that has worked for different anime series. A similar surname is Chiura.
KAKIMURAJapanese
Kaki means "Persimmon" and Mura means and it could mean "Village" or "Hamlet", which is usually smaller than a village.
KAKINUMAJapanese
Kaki means "Persimmon" and Numa means "Swamp".
KAKUJapanese
Kaku must mean "Draw", because the full name "Kaku Michi" means "Draw Path". It got kinda popular due its meaning.
KAMIYAMAJapanese
Kamiyama (written: 神山 lit. "god mountain" or 上山 lit. "upper mountain") is a Japanese surname.
KAMORIJapanese
Ka means "Increase, Step Up" or "Congratulation" and Mori means "Forest".
KANBEJapanese
It's written as Kan meaning "God, Deity" and Be meaning "Door".
KARAMATSUJapanese
Kara means "Larch" (green needles poking from a tree) and Matsu means "Pine/Fur Tree".
KASHIWABARAJapanese
Kashiwa ("Oak") + Bara from Hara ,("Plain").
KASHIWADAJapanese (Rare)
Kashiwa ("Oak") + Da ("Rice Field/Patty"). Takashi Kashiwada is a retired Professional baseball player.
KASHIWADEJapanese (Rare)
This family name made of two symbols literally means "Chef". It sounds a lot like Kashiwada, but nothing alike kanji wise.
KASHIWADOJapanese (Rare)
The kanji used is Kashiwa ("Oak") + Do ("Door"). Kashiwado Tsuyoshi was a Japanese sumo wrestler.
KASHIWAEDAJapanese
柏 (Kashiwa) refers to the Japanese "emperor/ daimyo oak tree" and 枝 (Eda) means "Bough, Twig, Limb, Knot, Branch, Twig".
KAWAJapanese
"River, Stream".
KAWAHARAJapanese
Kawa means "River" and Hara means "Plain".
KAWAIJapanese (Rare)
Kawa means "River" and I means "Well,Mine shaft,or pit" or possibly I meaning "Rely on". This is written in more ways than this.
KAWAKITAJapanese
川 (Kawa) means "River" and 北 (Kita) means "North".
KAWANAKAJapanese
Kawa means "Stream, River" and Naka means "Middle".
KAWANISHIJapanese
Nishikawa backwards, Kawa means "River, Stream" and Nishi means "West".
KAWASHITAJapanese
Kawa means "River, Stream" and Shita means "Under, Below".
KAYANOJapanese (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]
KICHIDAJapanese
It is the same as Yoshida, it means "Lucky, Fortunate Rice Paddy/ Field". This seems to be less common than Yoshida.
KIDAMURAJapanese
This surname could be made up of 木 (Ki) meaning "Tree, Wood", 貴 (Ki) meaning "Valuabele", or 喜 (Ki) meaning "Rejoice", with 田 (Da) meaning "Rice Paddy, Field", and 村 (Mura) means "Hamlet, Village"... [more]
KIHARAJapanese
Ki ("Tree, Wood") + Hara ("Plain").
KINOSHITAJapanese
From Japanese 木 (ki) meaning "tree", 之 (no), an element meaning "of", and 下 (shita) meaning "below, under".
KINUGASAJapanese
Kinu means "cloth" while Gasa means "hat". This "Cloth Hat" surname belongs to Teinosuke Kinugasa,and actor who lived long in the late 1900's,Sachio Kinugasa is a former football player and Tatsuya Kinugasa is a former medley swimmer.There's also a stadium & railway station with this name.
KIRIMURAJapanese
Kiri means "Paulownia" and Mura means "Village".
KIRIYAJapanese
Kiri means "Paulownia Tree" and Ya means "Valley). There are many ways to pronounce the Japanese word for valley, such as Tani, Gaya, etc. This depends on the region.
KITANOJapanese
Kita ("North") + No ("Feild").
KITAOJapanese
Kita means "North" and O means "Tail".
KITAOKAJapanese
Kita means "North" and Oka means "Ridge, Hill".
KIYOMIZUJapanese
A variation of the popular surname "Shimizu". 清 (Kiyo) means "Pure, Clean" and 水 (Mizu) means "Water".
KOBASHIJapanese
Ko ("Small") + Bashi from Hashi ("Bridge").
KODAIRAJapanese
Ko means "Small" and Daira means "Peace, Level". A notable bearer: Nao Kodaira, who is is a Japanese long track speed skater. It can also be pronounced "Kohira".
KOHIRAJapanese
The same as Kodaira. Naonori Kohira is a Japanese photojournalist and media producer.
KOIGAKUBOJapanese
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]
KOIWAIJapanese, Pop 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.
KOKAWAJapanese
This is the same thing as Ogawa.
KOMATSUJapanese
Ko usually means "Small",but on the contrary the kanji used for "Ko" in certain surnames can strangely be "Big,Great". See Daisuke or Tai for the kanji sometimes used. Matsu means "Pine Tree".
KOMATSUZAKIJapanese (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.
KOMIYAJapanese
小 (Ko) means "Small" and 宮 (Miya) means "Shrine".
KONAKAJapanese
小 (Ko) means "Small" and 中 (Naka) means "Middle".
KONPARUJapanese
Kon means "Gold" and Paru is a form of Haru, meaning "Spring Season". Sources are in the notes
KOSAKAJapanese
This is last name means small "Small Slope", Ko (small), Saka (slope).
KOSUGIJapanese
Ko ("Small") + Sugi ("Cedar"). Jurota Kosugi is a Japanese voice actor.
KOTANIJapanese
Ko means "Small" and Tani means "Valley".
KOTSUKIJapanese
This is another way to pronounce and spell Kozuki.
KOZUKIJapanese
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).
KUHARAJapanese (Rare)
Ku ("Long time") + Hara ("Plain").
KUJIRAJapanese (Rare)
Kujira is an uncommon Japanese surname and first name that literally means "whale".
KUMAKIJapanese (Rare)
The kanji in Anri Kumaki's name reads, Kuma ("Bear") + Ki ("Tree"). She is a singer and songwriter. There might be other combinations too, probably being , Ku ("Long Time") + Maki ("Shepard").
KUNIMATSUJapanese
Kuni means "Land, Large Place" and can also refer to a country,but not always. Matsu means "Pine Tree". Okao Kunimatsu was a professional wrestler.
KURAHASHIJapanese (Rare), Popular Culture
Kura means "Storehouse" and Hashi means "Bridge". More than a few anime characters have this surname in their own respective shows.
KURAMAJapanese
Kurama is a rare Japanese masculine given name. The surname often means "Owns, Posess, Storehouse, Horse".
KURASAWAJapanese
倉 (Kura) means "Owns, Storehouse, Posesses" and 沢 (Sawa) means "Marsh, Swamp".
KURATAJapanese
Kura has two possible kanji both meaning "Storehouse" and ta is "Rice Patty".
KURIBAYASHIJapanese
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Bayashi is a more easily pronounced variant of Hayashi, which means "Forest, Grove".
KURIHASHIJapanese
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Hashi means "Bridge" in Japanese.
KURIMOTOJapanese
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Moto means "Origin, Source, Root".
KURIYAMAJapanese
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Yama means "Mountain".
KURIZUKAJapanese
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Zuka comes from Tsuka, meaning "Mound". This surname belongs to Asahi Kurizuka, an actor.
KUROGIJapanese
Variant of Kuroki, Kuro means "Black" and Gi means "Tree, Wood".
KUROHASHIJapanese
Kuro means "Black" and Hashi means "Bridge".
KUROKOJapanese (Rare)
Kuro means "Black" and Ko means "Child". A notable bearer is Tetsuya Kuroko from Kuroko no Basket. The source is in the notes.
KUROMIYAJapanese
Kuro means "Black" and Miya means "Shrine".
KUROSAKAJapanese
Kuro means "Black" and Saka means "Hill, Slope".
KUROYANAGIJapanese
Kuro means "Black" and Yanagi means "Willow".
KUSHIDAJapanese (Rare)
This surname is written multiple ways, Kushi meaning "Skewer" or "Comb" (these are different kanji),and da is "Rice Paddy".
KUSHIEDAJapanese (Rare)
Eda means "Branch", as for Kushi, the kanji in it that I have seen is not "Skewer", so it possibly means "Comb".
KUWABARAJapanese
Kuwa means "Mulberry Tree" and Bara's a variant of Hara, meaning "Plain, Field".
KUWAHARAJapanese
Kuwa ("Mulberry") + Hara ("Plain"). Yuki Kuwahara is a voice actress.
KUWAKOJapanese
Kuwa means "Mulberry Tree" and Ko means "Child, Sign of the Rat, 1st of the Chinese Zodiac."
KYUGOKUJapanese
The Kyu part means "Capital City", the same kanji as Kyou.
LINZEYEnglish
This is a variant of Lindsey.
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