Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the person who added the name is ShioTanbo1.
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ABIKO     Japanese
This surname is made with 安 (A) "Peaceful, Cheap, Rested, Low" ... [more]
ABURAYA     Japanese (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.
ACHIKITA     Japanese (Rare)
(Achi) 遥 "Distant, Remote" and (Kita) 北 "North". My sources are in the notes.
ADACHI     Japanese
Adachi is variously written,but the kanji commonly used literally means "Foot" and/ or "Stand".
ADACHIHARA     Japanese
A means "Leg, Limb, Step", Dachi comes from Tachi, meaning "Stand", Hara means "Plain". A notable bearer is Kenji Adachihara, a football player.
AGATA     Japanese (Rare)
I'm not sure how the surname is written, but in general, the word agata can rather mean "Prefecture", or "County, Countryside, Subdivision, District". The source is in the notes.
AGATSUMA     Japanese (Rare)
Aga means "Above, Top, Upper", another reading for Ue in Ueno, which is what Agano is. Tsuma means "Wife". A notable bearer with this surname is Hiromitsu Agatsuma, a musician. The source is in the notes.
AGAWA     Japanese
A means "Nook, Flatter, Corner" and Gawa is a variation of Kawa meaning "River". One notable bearer is Sawako Agawa, who is a celebrity and a writer.
AHANE     Japanese
A means "Second, Asia", Ha means "Wave", Ne means "Root". This may not be an actual surname. Ayano Ahane is a singer and works on her own songs. The source us in the notes.
AIDA     Japanese
Ai could mean "Fit, Suit, Join", "Indigo", "Together, Mutual". Da means "Rice Paddy/ Field".
AIKUCHI     Japanese
Ai can mean "Suit, Fit, Join", "Love, Affection", "Trout", etc. Kuchi means "Mouth, Opening".
AIKYO     Japanese (Rare)
Ai means "Love, Affection", and 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.
AIMOTO     Japanese
Often written as Ai: "Join, Cooperation" or "Love" and Moto (本 / 元) meaning "Origin".
AISAKA     Japanese (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]
AKAIKE     Japanese (Rare)
丹 (Aka) means "Red" and 池 (Ike) means "Pond".
AKANO     Japanese
Akano means "Red Field" in Japanese. Akano is also on the first name site.
AKASHIRO     Japanese
Aka means "Red" and Shiro means "Castle". Aoi Akashiro is an anime television series writer.
AKATSUKI     Japanese
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 ".
AKATSUTSUMI     Japanese (Rare)
Aka means "Red" and Tsustumi means "River Bank" This is the surname of the Japanese adapted version of Blossom from Power Puff Girls, as an example.
AKEMI     Japanese
This most likely comes from Ake means "Bright" and Mi means "Mindset". Akemi is also a Japanese first name.
AKI     Japanese
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.
AKIMOTO     Japanese
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.
AKINO     Japanese
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.
AKISHIMA     Japanese
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.
AKISHINO     Japanese
As far as I've seen, the kanji in this surname is Aki meaning "Autumn" and Shino mean "Rope", like in Shinoda.
AKITA     Japanese
Aki means "Autumn" and Ta means "Field, Rice Paddy".
AMAGAI     Japanese
This is a variation of Japanese surname Amaya. Ama means "Heaven(ly)" and Gai means "Valley".
AMAMIYA     Japanese
Ama means "Rain" in this surname and Miya means "Shrine". Sora Amamiya, a voice actress singer, has this family name.
AMANO     Japanese
Amano (天野 amano, lit. "heaven field") is a Japanese surname.
AMARI     Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 甘 (ama) meaning "sweet" combined with 利 (ri) meaning "profit, benefit".
AMATANI     Japanese
It's the same as the below surname Amaya. This is simply the western Japanese pronunciation of it.
AMAYA     Japanese
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.
AMURO     Japanese
Written with kanji meaning "Relax, Cheap, Inexpensive, Low, Rested, peaceful" and "Room".
ANABUKI     Japanese
It is written like this : 穴 (Ana) "Whole, pit" and 吹 (Buki) "Blow into".
ANZAI     Japanese
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".
AOBA     Japanese
Ao means "Green,blue" and 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]
AOIKE     Japanese
Ao means "Blue,Green", in this case "Blue", and Ike "Pond,Pool".
AOZAKI     Japanese (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.
ARAGAKI     Japanese
This is the same as Arakaki.
ARAI     Japanese
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
ARAKAKI     Japanese
It means "Wild Enclosure" Ara (Wild) + Kaki (Enclosure), ... [more]
ARAKAWA     Japanese
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.
ARAKI     Japanese (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.
ARATA     Japanese (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.
ARATANI     Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
ARAYA     Japanese (Rare)
"Wild{ara}" or "New{ara}" and "Ya{valley}". It is pronounced this way in Eastern Japan,in the west it's "Aratani".
ARIMA     Japanese (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.
ARISAWA     Japanese
Ari means "Exist" and 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 first name.
ARITA     Japanese (Rare)
Ari means "Has" or "Owns" and Ta means "Rice Patty". This is most is most common in west-central Japan.
ARIYOSHI     Japanese
Ari means "Exist" and Yoshi means "Fortunate". This surname means "Fortune Exists".
ASAHINA     Japanese
Asa means "Morning". Hi in this surname means "Ratio, Proportion". Na means "Nara, what?". It's also a first name.
ASAKAWA     Japanese
Asa ("Morning"), ("Superficial"), or ("Shallow") + Kawa ("River").
ASAKURA     Japanese, Popular Culture
Asa means "Superficial", or "Morning", and Kura means "Storehouse". Azumi Asakura is a voice actress. There are a lot of fictional characters with this surname as well.
ASATO     Japanese (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]
ASHCRAFT     English
Altered form of English Ashcroft.
ASHIKAGA     Japanese
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".
ATARI     Japanese
中 (Atari) means "The Middle". Anotable bearer with this surname is Kousuke Atari, he is a self trained musician and pop singer.
AYANO     Japanese
Aya means "Design" and No means "Feild". Keiko Ayano from Sword Art Online is a simple example of this surname existing, and also a notable bearer.
AYANOKOJI     Japanese
The Ko part means "Small" and the Ji part means "Road". A variant transcription of Ayanokouji.
AYANOKOUJI     Japanese
Ayano means something by itself. Koji is made of two kanji, that "Small Road" together.
BABA     Japanese
Means "riding ground" in Japanese from 馬 (ba) "horse" combined with 場 (ba) "place, ground, field".
BANDO     Japanese
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.
BUSHIDA     Japanese
Bushi means "Warrior, Samurai" and Da means "Rice Paddy, Field".
CHABASHIRA     Japanese (Rare)
This is a food related surname, with Cha (literally meaning "Tea", mostly used for "Green Tea") and Hashira ("Pillar") turning into "Bashira". A tea pillar is a tea stalk pointing vertically, in Japan this is considered good luck, although this rarely ever happens.
CHIKAFUJI     Japanese
Chika means "Near" and Fuji means "Wisteria".
CHINO     Japanese (Rare)
Written with characters Chi ("Micanthus Reed") and No ("Feild").
CHISAKA     Japanese
Chi means "One Thousand" and Saka means "Peninsula", so this surname means One Thousand Peninsulas.
DANGER     English (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.
DOI     Japanese
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.
DOTANI     Japanese (Rare)
Do means "Door" and "Wisteria". Tani means "Valley".
EJIRI     Japanese
江 (E) "Inlet,River" and 尻 (Jiri) "Behind ,Rear".
ENATSU     Japanese
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.
ENOKIDA     Japanese
榎 (Enoki) means "Hackleberry" or a "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.
ETO     Japanese
江 (E) means "River, Inlet" and 藤 (To) means "Wisteria".
ETOU     Japanese
The same as Eto.
FUJI     Japanese
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).
FUJIHARA     Japanese
It is a variation of Fujiwara, Fuji "Wisteria" and Hara "Plain". These different sounds are used depending on the family who possesses it.
FUJIHASHI     Japanese
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Hashi means "Bridge".
FUJIKI     Japanese, Popular Culture
藤 (Fuji) "Wisteria" + 木 (Ki) "Tree". This surname reminds many people of Yusaku Fujiki, the protagonist of Yu-Gi-Oh! even though other real life notable people have this name too.
FUJINOMIYA     Japanese
Fuji means "Wisteria", No means "of", and Miya means "Shrine".
FUJISATO     Japanese
藤 (Fuji) means "Wisteria" and 里 (Sato) means "Hamlet, Village".
FUJIURA     Japanese (Rare)
Fuji ("Wisteria") + Ura ("Bay,Beach").
FUKAGAI     Japanese
This might've originated in eastern Japan, because in the west, it will be pronounced "Fukatani" instead. Fuka means "Deep" and Gai means "Valley".
FUKAMI     Japanese
Fuka means "Deep" and Mi means "View, Mindset, See".
FUKUNAGA     Japanese
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.
FUTABA     Japanese
Futa can mean "A Pair" or "Two" with different kanji, and Ba meaning "Leaf". Futaba is also a feminine first name.
FUTAMURA     Japanese
From Japanese 二 or 双 (futa) "A Pair, Two" and 村 (mura) "Village, Hamlet".
GATO     Japanese
See Goto.
GODA     Japanese (Rare)
Go ("Connected to") + Da ("Rice Paddy"). This is mostly on Shikoku Island.
GOODKIND     English (Rare)
From the English words "good kind".
GOTO     Japanese
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]
GOTOH     Japanese
The same as Goto.
GOYA     Japanese (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]
HADA     Japanese
This is the same as Haneda and Hata.
HAGA     Japanese
Written with characters Ka ("Fragrance") and Ga ("Congratulations"). It's mostly in the northeast, and most likely comes from place in Tochigi Prefecture of that name.
HAGINO     Japanese
Hagi means "Bush Clover" and No means "Field, Plain, Wilderness". A notable bearer is Kosuke Hagino, a competitive swimmer.
HAJIME     Japanese (Rare)
From the given name HAJIME meaning "beginning". A notable bearer is Japanese singer Chitose Hajime.
HAMAMURA     Japanese
Hama means "Seashore, Beach" and Mura means "Village, Hamlet". A notable bearer of the surname is Jun Hamamura, he was an actor.
HAMAZAKI     Japanese
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.
HANAE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From a Moroccan transcription of the Arabic name Hana (1) or Hanaa.
HANDA     Japanese
This surname means "Half of a Rice Paddy", with Han and Da.
HANEDA     Japanese
Hane ("Wings") + Da ("Rice Patty"). This is predominantly in Eastern Japan.
HARAGUCHI     Japanese
Hara means "Plain" or "Field", while Guchi literally means "Mouth".
HARAMOTO     Japanese
Hara means "Plain (wilderness, field)" and Moto means "Origin".
HARUKI     Japanese
Haruki is a first name on the other site. For the surname, it means "Spring Season Tree". A notable bearer is Hiroshi Haruki, who was a Japanese mathematician.
HARUNA     Japanese
Haru means "Spring Season" and Na means "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]
HASHIGUCHI     Japanese
Hashi means "Bridge" and Guchi means "Mouth". This is the surname of Chiyomi Hashiguchi, who was a mangaka.
HASHIKURA     Japanese
Bluntly speaking, this is Kurahashi backwards.
HASHIOKA     Japanese
Hashi means "Bridge" and Oka means "Hill, Ridge".
HASHITANI     Japanese
Hashi means "Bridge" and Tani means "Valley".
HASHIYAMA     Japanese
Hashi means "Bridge" and Yama means "Mountain".
HATA     Japanese
This is an ancient surname that is the same as Hada and Haneda.
HATAYA     Japanese
Hata means "Field" and Ya means "Valley". This surname most likely originated in eastern Japan , because in western Japan, it would most likely pronounced "Hadatani" if not corrected. A notable bearer: Naofumi Hataya... [more]
HAYAGAWA     Japanese
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]
HAYAMA     Japanese
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".
HAYASAKA     Japanese
Haya means "Fast, Early" and Saka means "Slope, Hill".
HAYASHIBARA     Japanese
Hayashi (林) means "Forest", and Bara means "Plain".
HIDAKA     Japanese
From Japanese 日 (hi) meaning "day, sun" combined with 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high".
HINODE     Japanese
Hi means "Sun, Day", No means "of", De means "Come Out". This surname means "Sunrise" in Japanese. It is uncommon, as a last name and a first name as well.
HIRAMATSU     Japanese
Hira means "Peace, Levelness" and Matsu means "Pine (tree)". Akiko Hiramatsu is a voice actress.
HIRANO     Japanese
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.
HIRASAKA     Japanese
Hira means "Peace" and Saka means "Peninsula".
HIRATANI     Japanese
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.
HISAMATSU     Japanese
Hisa (久) "Long ago, Long lasting" and Matsu (松) "Pine".
HITOTOSE     Japanese (Rare)
Regardless of Hitotose's pronunciation, it literally consists of the kanji for "all 4 seasons : Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter" in that order.
HORI     Japanese
"Moat" or Ho ("Protect") + Ri ("Benefit,Profit,Gain") are both used for this surname.
HORIE     Japanese (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.
HORIKITA     Japanese (Rare)
Hori ("Moat"),this can also be used: Ho ("Protect") + Ri ("Benefit,Profit,Gain") + Kita ("North").
HOSHIMIYA     Japanese
Hoshi means "Star" and Miya means "Shrine".
HOSHINO     Japanese
From Japanese 星 (hoshi) meaning "star" combined with 野 (no) meaning "area, field".
HOSHIZAKI     Japanese (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.
HOSODA     Japanese
Hoso means "Fine" or "Narrow" and Da means "Rice Paddy, Field".
IBUKI     Japanese
It is written like this: 伊 I meaning "that one" + 吹 Buki meaning "blow into". Ibuki is also a first name .
ICHINO     Japanese
This is used : Ichi meaning "Market, or "One", and No meaning "Feild". A notable bearer is Yuyu Ichino, who is a manga illustrator.
IEKAMI     Japanese
Ie means "Home" and Kami could mean "God" or "Upper".
IKE     Japanese
Ike (池) means "Pond" in Japanese.
IKEMOTO     Japanese
Ike 池 ("Pond") + Moto 本("Origin, Root"). Masahito Ikemoto is an anime producer.
IKESUGI     Japanese
Ike means "Pond, Pool" and Sugi means "Cedar Tree".
IMAI     Japanese
From Japanese 今 (ima) meaning "now, present" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
IMAISHI     Japanese
Ima means "Now, Present" and Ishi means "Stone". This was within the 1009's of most used Japanese surnames in 2012.
IMARUOKA     Japanese
It literally means "This Whole Hill", written with seperate kanji for I, Maru, and Oka.
IMATA     Japanese
See Konda. Ima = "Now" + Da "Rice Paddy".
INAMURA     Japanese
Ina means "Rice" and Mura means "Hamlet, Village".
INUGAMI     Japanese (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.
INUI     Japanese
Inu means "Dog" and I means "Well, Mineshaft, Pit", etc.
INUKAI     Japanese
Inu means "Dog" and Kai means "Keeper". This surname means "Dog Keeper".
INUKAMI     Japanese (Rare), Japanese
The same as Inugami, it means "Dog God".
ISHIGURO     Japanese
Ishi means "Stone" and Guro is just a form of Kuro, meaning "Black". Hiroshi Ishiguro was the director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory.
ISHIMOTO     Japanese
Ishi means "Stone" and Moto means "Source,Root, Origin".
ISHIUCHI     Japanese
Ishi means "Stone" and Uchi means "Inside".
ISHIZUKA     Japanese
Ishi means "Stone" and Zuka means "Mound".
IWAMOTO     Japanese
Iwa means "Stone" and Moto means "Origin". A notable bearer is Akiko Iwamoto is a Japanese rower who competed in the 2012 Olympics.
IWANO     Japanese
Iwa means "Stone" and No means "Field".
IWAOKA     Japanese
Iwa means "Stone" and Oka means "Ridge".
IWASAKI     Japanese
Iwa means "Rock, Stone" and Saki means "Peninsula".
KABE     Japanese (Rare)
Ka ("Increase,Step Up"), ... [more]
KADOKAWA     Japanese (Rare)
Kado means "Gate" and Kawa means "River". This surname means "Gated River".
KADOMATSU     Japanese (Rare)
Kado ("Gate") + Matsu ("Pine Tree").
KADOSHIMA     Japanese (Rare)
I don't want to assume it's rare but it's definitely uncommon. Kado means "Gate" and Shima means "Island".
KADOTA     Japanese (Rare)
Kado means "Gate" and ... [more]
KAJIURA     Japanese (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.
KAKIMURA     Japanese
Kaki means "Persimmon" and Mura means and it could mean "Village" or "Hamlet", which is usually smaller than a village.
KAKU     Japanese
Kaku must mean "Draw", because the full name "Kaku Michi" means "Draw Path". It got kinda popular due its meaning.
KAMIYAMA     Japanese
Kamiyama (written: 神山 lit. "god mountain" or 上山 lit. "upper mountain") is a Japanese surname.
KAMORI     Japanese
Ka means "Increase, Step Up" or "Congratulation" and Mori means "Forest".
KANBE     Japanese
It's written as Kan meaning "God, Deity" and Be meaning "Door".
KARAMATSU     Japanese
Kara means "Larch" (green needles poking from a tree) and Matsu means "Pine/Fur Tree".
KASHIWABARA     Japanese
Kashiwa ("Oak") + Bara from Hara ,("Plain").
KASHIWADA     Japanese (Rare)
Kashiwa ("Oak") + Da ("Rice Field/Patty"). Takashi Kashiwada is a retired Professional baseball player.
KASHIWADE     Japanese (Rare)
This family name made of two symbols literally means "Chef". It sounds a lot like Kashiwada, but nothing alike kanji wise.
KASHIWADO     Japanese (Rare)
The kanji used is Kashiwa ("Oak") + Do ("Door"). Kashiwado Tsuyoshi was a Japanese sumo wrestler.
KASHIWAHARA     Japanese
The same as Kashiwabara.
KAWAHARA     Japanese
Kawa means "River" and Hara means "Plain".
KAWAI     Japanese (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.
KAWAKITA     Japanese
川 (Kawa) means "River" and 北 (Kita) means "North".
KAYANO     Japanese (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]
KICHIDA     Japanese
It is the same as Yoshida, it means "Lucky, Fortunate Rice Paddy/ Field". This seems to be less common than Yoshida.
KIDAMURA     Japanese
Ki means "Tree", "Valuabele", or "Rejoice", Da means "Rice Paddy, Field", Mura means "Hamlet, Village".
KIHARA     Japanese
Ki ("Tree, Wood") + Hara ("Plain").
KINOSHITA     Japanese
From Japanese 木 (ki) meaning "tree", 之 (no), an element meaning "of", and 下 (shita) meaning "below, under".
KINUGASA     Japanese
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.
KIRIMURA     Japanese
Kiri means "Paulownia" and Mura means "Village".
KIRIYA     Japanese
Kiri ("Paulownia") + Ya ("Valley"). There are many ways to pronounce the Japanese word for valley, such as Tani, Gaya, etc. This depends on the region.
KISHIMOTO     Japanese
Kishi ("Beach") + Moto 元 ("Origin, Source").
KITANO     Japanese
Kita ("North") + No ("Feild").
KIYOMIZU     Japanese
A variation of the popular surname "Shimizu". Kiyo means "Pure,Clean" and Mizu means "Water".
KOBASHI     Japanese
Ko ("Small") + Bashi from Hashi ("Bridge").
KODAIRA     Japanese
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".
KOHIRA     Japanese
The same as Kodaira. Naonori Kohira is a Japanese photojournalist and media producer.
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]
KOIWAI     Japanese, 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.
KOKAWA     Japanese
This is the same thing as Ogawa.
KOMATSU     Japanese
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".
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.
KOMIYA     Japanese
Ko ("Small") + ("Shrine").
KOSAKA     Japanese
This is last name means small "Small Slope", Ko (small), Saka (slope).
KOSUGI     Japanese
Ko ("Small") + Sugi ("Cedar"). Jurota Kosugi is a Japanese voice actor.
KOTSUKI     Japanese
This is another way to pronounce and spell Kozuki.
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).
KUHARA     Japanese (Rare)
Ku ("Long time") + Hara ("Plain").
KUJIRA     Japanese (Rare)
Kujira is an uncommon Japanese surname and first name that literally means "whale".
KUMAKI     Japanese (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").
KUNIMATSU     Japanese
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.
KURAHASHI     Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
Kura means "Storehouse" and Hashi means "Bridge". More than a few anime characters have this surname in their own respective shows.
KURASAWA     Japanese
Kura means "Storehouse" and Sawa means "Marsh, Swamp".
KURATA     Japanese
Kura has two possible kanji both meaning "Storehouse" and ta is "Rice Patty".
KURIBAYASHI     Japanese
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Bayashi is a more easily pronounced variant of Hayashi, which means "Forest, Grove".
KURIHASHI     Japanese
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Hashi means "Bridge" in Japanese.
KURIYAMA     Japanese
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Yama means "Mountain".
KURIZUKA     Japanese
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Zuka comes from Tsuka, meaning "Mound". This surname belongs to Asahi Kurizuka, an actor.
KUROHASHI     Japanese
Kuro means "Black" and Hashi means "Bridge".
KUROKO     Japanese (Rare)
Kuro means "Black" and Ko means "Child". A notable bearer is Tetsuya Kuroko from Kuroko no Basket. The source is in the notes.
KUROMIYA     Japanese
Kuro means "Black" and Miya means "Shrine".
KUROSAKA     Japanese
Kuro means "Black" and Saka means "Peninsula".
KUROYANAGI     Japanese
Kuro means "Black" and Yanagi means "Willow".
KUSHIDA     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is written multiple ways, Kushi meaning "Skewer" or "Comb" (these are different kanji),and da is "Rice Paddy".
KUSHIEDA     Japanese (Rare)
Eda means "Branch", as for Kushi, the kanji in it that I have seen is not "Skewer", so it possibly means "Comb".
KUWAHARA     Japanese
Kuwa ("Mulberry") + Hara ("Plain"). Yuki Kuwahara is a voice actress.
KYUGOKU     Japanese
The Kyu part means "Capital City", the same kanji as Kyou.
MACHI     Japanese (Rare)
町 (machi) means "Town" in Japanese.
MACHIDA     Japanese (Rare)
Machi (町) means "Town" and da (田) means "Rice Patty".
MAJIMA     Japanese (Rare)
Ma means "Real,Genuine" (this is used most likely,anyway) and Jima means "Island".
MAKIMURA     Japanese
According to Hi!Penal!, this is written in three different ways (different kanji for "maki"), this kanji (牧) meaning "Shepard" and Mura (村) meaning "Village" is an example.
MAKINO     Japanese
Makino means "Shepard Feild".
MANABE     Japanese
Manabe has 3 different kanji combinations each consisted of 2 kanji. One means "Truth Pot/ Saucepan",another "Truth Section/ Part","Truth Multiple Times" are possible meanings.
Matsu means "Pine Tree" and "Bayashi" is a variant pronunciation of "Hayashi" meaning "Forest". This surname means "Pine Tree Forest". Matsubayashi-ryu is a kind of martial arts.
MATSUHASHI     Japanese
Matsu means "Pine tree" and Hashi means "Bridge".
MATSUI     Japanese
This was considered one of the top 100 used family names in Japan. Matsu ("Pine {tree}") + I ("Well, Mineshaft, Pit")
MATSUMAE     Japanese
Matsu means "Pine Tree" and Mae means "Front".
MATSUO     Japanese
Matsu means "Pine Tree" and O means "Tail".
MATSUURA     Japanese
Matsu means "Pine Tree" and Ura means "Seacoast, Shore, Inlet".
MATSUYUKI     Japanese
Matsu (松)"Pine" and Yuki (雪) "Snow". Yasuko Matsuyuki is a Japanese voice actress and singer.
MIKAN     Japanese, Popular Culture
Mikan means "Mandarin Orange", this is pretty uncommon. A character from Danganronpa, Tsumiki Mikan, has this surname. The source is in the notes.
MIKAZUKI     Japanese (Rare)
Mikazuki is a one kanji surname that means " Crescent ".
MIKI     Japanese
Possibly Mi ("Three") + Ki ("Tree"). This might've been inspired by the Japanese first name Miki.
MINATO     Japanese
Minato means "Assemble" and "Harbor" with different kanji.
MISHIMA     Japanese
Mi means "Three" and Shima means "Island".
MISO     Japanese (Rare)
Miso is made up of two symbols literally referred to "Miso Soup". According to a Japanese site, less than 140 people in Japan possess this last name.
MIYAKO     Japanese (Rare)
Miyako means "Capital", but as a last name, it usually has the same characters as Kyoto.
MIYAUCHI     Japanese
Miya means "Shrine" and Uchi means "Inside".
MIZUFUKA     Japanese
Mizu means "Water" and Fuka probably means "Deep". Check notes if you want the sources.
MIZUHARA     Japanese (Rare)
Mizu ("Water") + Hara ("Plain"). Possibly pronounced "bara" or "wara" in different regions
MIZUNOKOJI     pop culture
I'm not sure if thIs an actual Japanese last name, all I know is that this written in an irregular way for the fictional characters Asuka and Tabimaro from Urusei Yatsura . Mizu means "Water", No is a possessive particle, Ko means "Small", and Ji means "Road"... [more]
MOMOMIYA     Popular Culture
Surname of several characters from the anime series 'Tokyo Mew Mew'.
MORIKITA     Japanese (Rare)
Mori means "Forest" and Kita means "North". Hiroshi Morikita is the president and foreign rights man of Morikita Publishing.
MORIUCHI     Japanese
Mori means "Forest" and Uchi means "Inside".
MOTOHASHI     Japanese
This is literally Hashimoto backwards, although this is less common in Japan. This means "Origin Bridge" in Japanese. A notable bearer with the surname is Akiyasu Motohashi. He is a former motorcycle road rider in the Grand Prix.
MUKAI     Japanese
The "Mu(Ka)" part means "Facing",the I means "Well,Pit,Mine Shaft":"Facing Well/Facing Mine Shaft/Facing Pit". Chiaki Mukai was a doctor as well as the first Japanese female astronaut,and the first Japanese citizen to take two spaceflights... [more]
MUNEKAWA     Japanese
Mune means "Origin, Religion, Sect" and Kawa means "Stream, River".
MURAHAMA     Japanese
Mura means "Hamlet, Village" and Hama means "Seashore, Beach".
MURAHASHI     Japanese
Mura means "Village, Hamlet" and Hashi means "Bridge".
MURAKAWA     Japanese
Mura ("Village") + Kawa ("River"). This means "Village River", it is basically Kawamura backwards.
MURAKITA     Japanese
Source is in the notes: Mura means "Village, Hamlet", and Kita means "North". This is Kitamura backwards.
MURAMATSU     Japanese (Rare)
Mura ("Village") + Matsu ("Pine Tree").
MURANAKA     Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "village" combined with 中 (naka) meaning "inside, middle".
MURAOKA     Japanese
Mura means "Village, Hamlet" and Oka means "Hill, Ridge".
MURASHIMA     Japanese
To be blunt, this is Shimamura backwards .
MUTSU     Japanese (Rare)
It is the same as Mutsumi, it means "Order".
MUTSUMI     Japanese (Rare)
Mutsumi means "Order", but you can also simply say "Mutsu". Goro Mutsumi is referred to both ways. He was an actor who was credited for more than 25 films and als did voice acting and stage acting.
NAGATO     Japanese (Rare)
There might be different readings, but one is Naga ("Cheif") + To ("Gate"). This is the case for Yuki Nagato, from "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya".
NAGAYAMA     Japanese
From Japanese 永 (nagai) meaning "eternity, long, lengthy" or 長 (nagai) meaning "chief, head, leader" combined with 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
NAITO     Japanese
Nai or Uchi means "Inside" and To or Fuji means "Wisteria". This surname means "Inside Wisteria". This might have variations in different regions.
NAKAFUJI     Japanese
Naka means "Middle" and Fuji means "Wisteria".
NAKAGAME     Japanese
Naka means "Middle, Relation, Relationship" and Game is simply a variation of "Kame", which means "Turtle, Tortoise". Check the notes if necessary.
NAKAMINE     Japanese
Naka means "Middle" and Mine means "Peak" in Japanese.
NAKANISHI     Japanese
Naka means "Middle" and Nishi means "West".
NANATSUKI     Japanese
The kanji in this surname reads: Nana means "Seven" and Tsuki means "Moon".
NATSUMI     Japanese (Rare)
This is occasionally,but rarely used as a last name. Natsu means "Summer",and Mi in this surname means "Look". So the literal meaning of this could be "Look at Summer",or "The Look of Summer". A notable person with the surname is Madoka Natsumi,who is a cross country skier.Natsumi is a place name as well,and the name of Temple Complex for archeological sites.
NINOMIYA     Japanese
Nino means "Two" and Miya means "Shrine". Notable Bearers: Kazunari Ninomiya, is songwriter, radio host, and much more. Sontoku (born Kinjiro) Ninomiya, was a moralist, agricultural leader, and more.
NISHINO     Japanese
Nishi ("West") + No ("Feild").
NOBUNAGA     Japanese
Nobu means "Trust, Believe" and Naga means "Long, Chief". Takatomi Nobunaga is a Japanese composer, with his surname written as such.
NOJIMA     Japanese
No means "Field" and Jima means "Island". Hirofumi Nojima is an actor, voice actor, and narrator.
NOJIRI     Japanese
No means "Field" and Jiri means "Behind, End, Rear", similar to Tajiri.
NOTO     Japanese
The kanji I viewed personally is unknown. But if it were to be made simply, it would be : No ("Feild") + To ("Wisteria").
NOTOU     Japanese
A variant transcription of "Noto" and vice versa.
OBARA     Japanese
It's written like : 小 (O meaning small) and Bara meaning "Plain". Masakazu Obara's last name is pronounced like this. He is an anime director, he worked on Accel World.
OGURA     Japanese
The kanji used is O ("Small") + Gura from Kura ("Storehouse"). Rie Ogura is an anime producer, she worked on KonoSuba.
OHARA     Japanese
Ohara, おはら, 小原(small field) or 尾原(tail field).
OHAYASHI     Japanese
This is the less common variant of "Kobayashi" . Check Notes for the source.
OKASHIMA     Japanese
Oka means "Ridge, Hill" and Shima means "Island".
OKU     Japanese
Oku means "secluded","further out". Manami Oku is a J-pop singer.
OKUDAIRA     Japanese (Rare)
Oku ("Secluded,Further Out") + Daira ("Peace"). Daira has the same kanji as Hira, also meaning peace.
OKUGAWA     Japanese
The same as Okukawa.
OKUKAWA     Japanese (Rare)
Oku means "interior,secluded,further out" and kawa means "river". Minako Okukawa is a fictional character from Yuri!!! On Ice and it's also the name of a company.
OKUNO     Japanese
Oku means "Secluded, Further out" and No means "Field". A notable bearer is Kaya Okuno, who is a Japanese voice actress.
OMURA     Japanese
O means "Big, Huge, Great" and Mura means "Hamlet, Village". A notable bearer would be Masujiro Omura. He was a theorist and leader in the military.
ONISHI     Japanese
O means "Big, Great" and Nishi means "West".
OOTONO     Japanese (Rare)
Oo means "Big, Great, Large, Huge",etc. and tono is a very respectful honorific that is outdated and literally means "Lord" in Japanese. Regardless of how archaic it sounds, this last name is still used by families in Japan, even though it rarely ever occurs.
OYAMADA     Japanese
O means "Small", Yama means "Mountain", Da means "Field, Rice Paddy".
OZU     Japanese (Rare)
In this surname can mean "Small" and Zu means "Harbor". This is how Yasujiro Ozu's surname is written. He was a director of films.
RIN     Japanese
As strange as it is, the Chinese reading for Forest is actually used sometimes, and that would be "Rin". This same phenomenon was used for "Rinbayashi".
RINBAYASHI     Japanese (Rare)
It's written like this: 林林,literally "Hayashi Hayashi", Hayashi means "Forest". This is because "Hayashi" is "Rin" in the Chinese reading called onyomi,and Hayashi is the Japanese,or kunyomi reading for "Forest".
RYUEN     Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
龍 (Ryuu) means "Dragon" and 円 (En) means "Circle, Round". En also can also mean "Garden" in this surname. ... [more]
RYUKO     Japanese
See the Ryuko first name.
RYUMINE     Japanese
Ryu means "Dragon, Imperial" and Mine means "Peak".
RYUUEN     Japanese
Most common transcription of Ryuen, actually.
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