Japanese Submitted Surnames

Japanese names are used in Japan and in Japanese communities throughout the world. Note that depending on the Japanese characters used these names can have many other meanings besides those listed here. See also about Japanese names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ADACHI     Japanese
Adachi is variously written,but the kanji commonly used literally means "Foot" and/ or "Stand".
AGANO     Japanese
Related to the name UENO.
AGUNI     Japanese
From the Japanese 粟 (a or awa) "foxtail millet" and 國 or 国 (kuni, guni or koku) "country."
AIHARA     Japanese
From the Japanese 藍 (ai) "indigo," "indigo plant" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
AIKAWA     Japanese
This surname combines 相 (sou, shou, ai-) meaning "inter-, mutual, together, each other, minister of state, councillor, aspect, phase, physiognomy", 鮎 (den, nen, ayu, namazu, ai) meaning "freshwater trout, smelt", 愛 (ai, ito.shii, o.shimu, kana.shii, mana, me.deru) meaning "affection, favourite, love", 会 (kai, e, a.u, a.waseru, atsu.maru, ai) meaning "meeting, meet, party, association, interview, join", 合 (gou, ga', ka', a.u, -a.u, a.i, ai-, -a.i, ai, a.wasu, a.waseru, -a.waseru) meaning "fit, suit, join, gō (unit of area & volume - equal to 0.3306 m² in area & 0.1809 liters in volume)", 哀 (ai, awa.re, awa.remu, kana.shii) meaning "pathetic, grief, sorrow, pathos, pity, sympathize" or 藍 (ran, ai) meaning "indigo" with 川 (sen, kawa) meaning "river, stream."... [more]
AINARA     Japanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "mutual, reciprocal, with one another", 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree" and 良 (ra) meaning "good".
AINO     Japanese (Rare)
Means "of love" or "of the love" in japanese. A notable name bearer is a fictional character "Minako Aino" in the "Sailor Moon" anime... [more]
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]
AKAGAWA     Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
AKAGI     Japanese
Means "red tree" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 木 (tree).
AKAHOSHI     Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 星 (hoshi) meaning "star".
AKAI     Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
AKAMATSU     Japanese
Akamatsu is the surname used for Kaede Akamatsu, the main protagonist of New Danganronpa V3.
AKAMINE     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "Red Peak". It is written as 赤嶺.
AKANISHI     Japanese
Means "red west" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 西 (west).
AKASAKI     Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
AKASHITA     Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) or 丹 (aka) both meaning "red" combined with 下 (shita) meaning "below, down, descend, give, low, inferior". Other kanji combinations are possible.
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.
AKIBA     Japanese
From the Japanese 秋 (aki) "autumn" and 葉 (ha or ba) "leaf."
AKIBARA     Japanese
This surname combines 昭 (shou, aki) meaning "shining, bright", 秋 (shuu, aki, toki) meaning "autumn" or 穐 with the same sounds and meaning with 原 (gen, hara) meaning "field, meadow, original, plain, prairie, primitive, tundra, wilderness."
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.
AKIYA     Japanese (Rare)
A bearer of this surname is Tomoko Akiya (秋谷 智子, born May 14, 1976) is a Japanese voice actress. Her best-known role is voicing Hazuki Fujiwara in the Ojamajo Doremi series, and Suzume Mizuno in Zatch Bell.
AMACHI     Japanese
This surname is used as 天知, 天地, 天池, 天内, 雨知 or 雨地 with 天 (ten, ama-, amatsu, ame) meaning "heavens, imperial, sky", 雨 (u, ama-, ame, -same) meaning "rain", 知 (chi, shi.raseru, shi.ru) meaning "know, wisdom", 地 (ji, chi) meaning "earth, ground", 池 (chi, ike) meaning "cistern, pond, pool, reservoir" and 内 (dai, nai, uchi, chi) meaning "among, between, home, house, inside, within."... [more]
AMAGAI     Japanese
This is a variation of Japanese surname Amaya. Ama means "Heaven(ly)" and Gai means "Valley".
AMAGAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 天 (ama or ten) "heaven," 塰 (ama) the title of a Noh play or 余 (ama) "complimentary" and 川 or 河 (gawa or kawa) "river."
AMAI     Japanese
This surname is used as 天井 or 甘井 with 天 (ten, ama-, amatsu, ame) meaning "heavens, imperial, sky", 甘 (kan, ama.i, ama.eru, ama.yakasu, uma.i) meaning "be content, coax, pamper, sugary, sweet" and 井 (shou, sei, i) meaning "community, town, well, well crib."
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
See Japanese surname Amaya. This is simply the western 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.
AMEMORI     Japanese
"Ame" - rain. "mori" - forest.
AMETSUCHI     Japanese
Means "Heaven & Earth" in Japanese
ANDO     Japanese
From the Japanese 安 (an or yasu) "relax," "inexpensive," "low," and 藤 (to or fuji) "wisteria." The second character may indicate historical or familial links to the formerly powerful Fujiwara (藤原) clan.
ANNO     Japanese
Means "of hermitage" in Japanese. A famous bearer is famous Japanese illustrator and children's educational book author Mitsumasa Anno (1926-present).
ANZAI     Japanese
It literally means "Pacify the West" (An:quiet,peace as in Anri and Zai: West) It's pronounced this way more commonly in east Japan and in the Okinawa Islands. On the eastern side however it's most commonly pronounced "Yasunishi"... [more]
AOI     Japanese
From Japanese 葵 "hollyhock, althea" or 碧 "blue". This name is a given name as well as a surname.
AOKI     Japanese
Means "green tree" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 青 (green) and 木 (tree).... [more]
AOMINE     Japanese
Written 青嶺 (青 ao, meaning "blue") (嶺 mine, meaning "peak"). It is the surname of a character in the anime/manga Kuroko no Basket.
AONUMA     Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 沼 (numa) meaning "swamp".
AOYAMA     Japanese
Means "blue mountain" or "green mountain" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 青 (blue, green) and 山 (mountain).
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.
AOZORA     Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 空 (sora) meaning "sky".
ARA     Japanese
From the Japanese 荒 (ara) "primitive," "rude," "crude."
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",referring to an enclosure around a Shinto shrine. This originates from the Ryukyu Islands and is occasionally a given name.
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.
ARASHI     Japanese
This surname is used as 嵐 (ran, arashi) meaning "storm, tempest."... [more]
ARASHIRO     Japanese (Rare)
A Japanese surname. A bearer of this surname is Yukiya Arashiro (Born 1984-) He is a Japanese cyclist.
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.
ARITA     Japanese (Rare)
Ari means "Has" or "Owns" and Ta means "Rice Patty". This is most is most common in west-central Japan.
ASA     Japanese
Variously written, sometimes with characters used phonetically. It can mean ‘morning’, but the most likely meaning is ‘hemp’, making it a topographic or occupational name. Both forms are found mostly in Amami, one of the Ryūkyū Islands.
ASAI     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "shallow well".
ASAKA     Japanese
From the Japanese 淺 or 浅 (asa) "superficial" and 香 (ka) "odour," "smell," 加 (ka) "increase," "step-up" or 賀 (ka) "congratulation."
ASANO     Japanese
Meaning ‘shallow plain’; probably derived from two places of that name, one in Mino (now southern Gifu prefecture), the other in Owari (now Nagoya prefecture). Both families descend from the Minamoto clan through the Toki family.
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]
ASHIKAGA     Japanese
Kaga means "Flower Bud,Reed" and Ashi means "Place"...but it is most commonly written with characters meaning ,"foot" and "advantage".
ATSUDA     Japanese
From Japanese 渥 (atsu) meaning "moist" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
AZAHARA     Japanese
From Japanese 字 (aza) meaning "a section of a village" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
AZUMA     Japanese
Means 'East' in Japanese
BABA     Japanese
Means "riding ground" in Japanese from 馬 (ba) "horse" combined with 場 (ba) "place, ground, field".
BUDOU     Japanese
From Japanese 武 (bu) meaning "military, martial" combined with 堂 (dou) meaning "temple, shrine" or from 武道 (budou) meaning "Japanese martial arts".
CHIAKI     Japanese (Rare)
Depending on the kanji used can mean different things. Chi means "thousand" or "wisdom" and aki means "bright", "autumn", "sparkle", "crystal ball" or "shining". This is the last name of Naomi Chiaki, a Japanese singer... [more]
CHIBA     Japanese
Meaning "a thousand leaves", from 千 (chi) meaning "thousand", and 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf". Also the name of a Japanese prefecture (and its capital city).
CHIGUSA     Japanese
This surname is used as 千種, 千草 or 千艸 with 千 (sen, chi) meaning "thousand", 種 (shu, -gusa, tane) meaning "class, kind, seed, species, variety", 草 (sou, kusa, kusa-, -gusa) meaning "draft, grass, herbs, pasture, weeds, write" and 艸 (sou, kusa) meaning "grass, plants."... [more]
CHIURA     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 千浦, 地浦 or 知浦 with 千 (sen, chi) meaning "thousand," 地 (ji, chi) meaning "earth, ground", 知 (chi, shi.raseru, shi.ru) meaning "know, wisdom" and 浦 (ho, ura) meaning "bay, beach, creek, gulf, inlet, seacoast."... [more]
DEGUCHI     Japanese
This surname is used as 出口 or 出久地 with 出 (shuu, sui, i.dasu, i.deru, da.su, -da.su, -de, de.ru) meaning "come out, exit, go out, leave, protrude, put out", 口 (ku, kou, kuchi) meaning "mouth", 久 (kyuu, ku, hisa.shii) meaning "long time, old story" and 地 (ji, chi) meaning "earth, ground."
EGUCHI     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "mouth of the river". This surname is mostly found on the island of Kyūshū.
ENDO     Japanese
From the Japanese 遠 (en) "distant" and 藤 (to, do or fuji) "wisteria." The second character may indicate historical or familial links to the formerly powerful Fujiwara (藤原) clan.
ENOMOTO     Japanese
From the Japanese 榎 (eno) "hackberry," "nettle tree" and 本 (moto) "base."
FUJIKAWA     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "wisteria river".
FUJIMORI     Japanese
Means Wisteria Forest.The name is found mostly in central Japan.
FUJIMURA     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "wisteria village".
FUJINO     Japanese
A Japanese surname meaning "wisteria field". It is written as 藤野 or 藤乃.
FUJISAWA     Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" combined with 沢 (sawa) meaning "swamp, marsh, wetlands".
FUJIWARA     Japanese
Means "wisteria field" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 藤 (wisteria) and 原 (field).
FUJIYAMA     Japanese
Means "wisteria mountain" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 藤 (wisteria) and 山 (mountain)
FUKASE     Japanese
From the Japanese 深 (fuka) "deep" and 瀬 (se) "riffle."
FUKUDA     Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" or 副 (fuku) "accessory" and 田 (da or ta) or 多 (da or ta) "many."
FUKUHARA     Japanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "fortune" and 原 (hara) meaning "plain, field".
FUKUIZUMI     Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" and 泉 (izumi) "spring," "fountain."
FUKUMOTO     Japanese
Japanese: ‘blessed origin’; found in western Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands.
FUKUSHIMA     Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" and 島, 嶋 or 嶌 (shima) "island."
FUKUYAMA     Japanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "fortune" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
FUKUYO     Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" or 副 (fuku) "accessory" and 與 or 与(yo) "together with."
FURUKAWA     Japanese
Furukawa is written with the characters for "Old, ancient" (古) and "River" (川). Together, this name is read as "Old River".
FURUSAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 古 (furu) "old" and 澤 or 沢 (#sawa") "swamp."
FURUSE     Japanese
From the Japanese 古 (furu) "old" and 瀬 (se) "riffle."
GUSHIKEN     Japanese
Means "strong willed" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 具 (means), 志 (will), and 堅 (resolute). This surname is of Okinawan origin.
HACHIMITSU     Japanese
Means "honey"
HAGIWARA     Japanese
Meaning "field of bush clovers", from 萩 (hagi) meaning "bush clover", and 原 (hara) meaning "field" or "meadow".
HAJIME     Japanese (Rare)
From the given name HAJIME meaning "beginning". A notable bearer is Japanese singer Chitose Hajime.
HAKURYŪ     Japanese (Rare)
This surname combines 白 (haku, byaku, shira-, shiro, shiro.i) meaning "white" with 竜 (ryuu, ryou, rou, ise, tatsu) meaning "dragon, imperial" or 柳 (ryuu, yanagi) meaning "willow."... [more]
HAMADA     Japanese
From the Japanese 浜 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
HAMADATE     Japanese
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama) "beach" and 舘 or 館(date or tate) "mansion," "large building," "palace"
HAMAKAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama) "beach" and 川 or 河 (kawa) "river."
HAMANO     Japanese
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama) "beach" and 野 (no) "field," "area."
HANAZAWA     Japanese
Means "flower swamp" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 花 (flower) and 沢 / 澤 (swamp).
HARA     Japanese
From Japanese 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
HARADA     Japanese
From the Japanese 原 (hara) "field," "plain," "original" and 田 (da or ta) "rice paddy" or 多 (da or ta) "many."
HARIGAE     Japanese
From the Japanese 張 (hari) "Extended Net constellation" and 替 (kae or gae) "exchange," "spare," "substitute."
HARUNO     Japanese
Means "spring field", from Japanese 春 (haru) "spring" and 野 (no) "field".
HARUTA     Japanese
From the Japanese 春 (haru) "spring" or 治 (haru) "peace," "public security" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy."
HARUYAMA     Japanese
From Japanese 春 (haru) meaning "spring" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
HASEGAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 長 (ha or naga) "long," "chief," 谷 (se, tani or ya) "valley" and 川 (kawa or gawa) "river."
HASHIRA     Japanese
Hashira is a Japanese last name that means "Pillar" or "Support". ... [more]
HATAKE     Japanese
Means "Field" in Japanese
HATANO     Japanese
From the Japanese 渡 (ha or wata) "ferryboat," "ferry" or 羽 (ha or hane) "wing," "feather;" 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many;" and 野 (no) "field," "area."
HATSU     Japanese
Hatsu is both a Japanese surname and a unisex name meaning "Beginning." Notable bearers of this surname is Akiko Hatsu (Japanese manga artist) and a bearer of the first name form is Hatsu Hioki (Japanese wrestler).
HATTORI     Japanese
From the Japanese 服 "clothes" and 部 "region," "division," "part." This was the surname of Hanzo Hattori (服部半蔵), a famous 16th century samurai and ninja.
HAYABUSA     Japanese
This name means "falcon" in Japanese.
HAYAKAWA     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "fast river". It is written as 早川.
HAYASHIDA     Japanese
From Japanese 林 (hayashi) meaning "forest" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
HIDAKA     Japanese
From Japanese 日 (hi) meaning "day, sun" combined with 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high".
HIGA     Japanese
Phonetically means "praise" or "compassion" in Japanese. It is most frequently used on the island of Okinawa in Japan. A bearer is Ryan Higa, an American YouTuber.
HIGASHI     Japanese
From the Japanese 東 (higashi) "east," originally derived from a combination of 日 ‎(hi) meaning "sun," 向か ‎(muka) meaning "facing" and 風 ‎(shi, nowadays kaze) meaning "wind." This combination had undergone some sound shifts which results in 'higashi,' namely the shift from 'mu' in 'muka' to 'n' (turning into hingashi) and the dropping of 'n' in 'hingashi' (see Kagura on the first name website as another example of this process).
HIGASHIDA     Japanese
Written as: 東田 meaning ‘eastern rice paddy’, is usually found in western Japan.... [more]
HIMALAYA     Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Polynesian
Derives in or around. Philippines. Hawaiian. Asia. India. Nepal. and is used as a Sir Name. ... [more]
HIMI     Japanese
From the Japanese 氷 (hi) "ice" and 見 (mi) "mindset," "outlook."
HINO     Japanese
From the Japanese 日 (hi) meaning "sun, day" combined with 野 (no) meaning "area, field". Other kanji combinations can form this surname as well.
HIRAI     Japanese
Hira means "Peace" and I means "Well,mine shaft,or pit". So this surname means "Peaceful Well/Mine Shaft/Pit". Here are notable people: Hirai Kawato is a professional wrestler,Momo Hirai is a musical artist,and Ken Hirai is an R&B and Pop singer.
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.
HIRASHIMA     Japanese
From the Japanese 平 (hira) "peace" and 島, 嶋 or 嶌 (shima) "island."
HIRATA     Japanese
From the Japanese 平 (hira) "peace" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."
HIROI     Japanese
From the Japanese 廣 or 広 (hiro) "wide" and 井 (i) "well."
HIROMI     Japanese
Means "wide sea" in Japanese, from 広 (hiro) "wide" and 海 (mi) "sea".
HIROSE     Japanese
From the Japanese 廣 or 広 (hiro) "wide" and 瀬 (se) "riffle," "shallows."
HIROSHIMA     Japanese (Rare)
Hiro means "widespread,broad","generous","prosperous" depending on kanji used. Shima means "Island" the same as "jima" does. So this surname rather mean "Prosperous Island"or "Broad Island"."Generous Island" might be possible,but it's not likely used for the last name the same as it is for the given name, Hiro.
HIRUMA     Japanese
From the Japanese 蛭 (hiru) "leech" and 間 (ma) "pause."
HITARASHI     Japanese
From Japanese "浸" (hita) meaning immersion and "らし" (rashi) meaning likelihood
HOMURA     Japanese
This surname is used as 保村, 甫村 or 穂村 with 保 (ho, hou, tamo.tsu) meaning "guarantee, keep, preserve, protect, support, sustain", 甫 (fu, ho, haji.mete, suke) meaning "for the first time, not until", 穂 (sui, ho) meaning "crest (of wave), ear, ear (of grain), head" and 村 (son, mura) meaning "town, village."... [more]
HOSHINO     Japanese
From Japanese 星 (hoshi) meaning "star" combined with 野 (no) meaning "area, field".
HOSOKAWA     Japanese
From Japanese 細 (hosoi) meaning "fine" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river".
HOSOO     Japanese
From the Japanese 細 (hoso) "narrow" and 尾 (o) "tail."
ICHIDA     Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 市 (ichi) "market" combined with 田 (da) "paddy, field".
ICHIHARA     Japanese
This surname combines 一 (ichi, itsu, hito-, hito.tsu) meaning "one" or 市 (shi, ichi) meaning "city, market, town" with 原 (gen, hara) meaning "field, meadow, original, plain, prairie, primitive, tundra, wilderness".... [more]
ICHIKAWA     Japanese
From 市 (ichi) meaning "city", and 川 (kawa) meaning "river".
ICHINOMIYA     Japanese
This surname is used as 一宮, 一の宮, 一ノ宮, 一之宮 or 市之宮 with 一 (ichi, itsu, hito, hito.tsu) meaning "one," 市 (shi, ichi) meaning "city, market, town," 之 (shi, oite, kono, kore, no, yuku) meaning "of, this" or 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess."... [more]
ICHIOKA     Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 一 (ichi) meaning "one" combined with 岡 (oka) meaning "hill".
IGARASHI     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "fifty storms" .
IKARI     Japanese
Means "anchor" in Japanese. When written in different kanji, it can also mean anger.
IKEHARA     Japanese
From the Japanese 池 (ike) "pond" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
IKERU     Japanese
From Japanese 蘓 (ikeru) meaning "revive, resurrect".
IMADA     Japanese
From the Japanese 今 (ima) "now" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."
IMAEDA     Japanese
From the Japanese 今 (ima) "now" and 枝 (eda) "branch."
IMAI     Japanese
From Japanese 今 (ima) meaning "now, present" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
IMAMURA     Japanese
From the Japanese 今 (ima) "now" and 村, 邑 or 邨 (mura) "village."
IMARI     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 今利, 伊万里 or 伊萬里 with 今 (kon, kin, ima) meaning "now", 利 (ri, ki.ku) meaning "advantage, benefit, profit", 伊 (i, kare) meaning "Italy, that one", 万/萬 (ban, man, yorozu, ma) meaning "ten thousand/10,000" and 里 (ri, sato) meaning "league, parent's home, ri (unit of distance - equal to 3.927 km), village."... [more]
INAZUMA     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 稲妻 which means "(flash of) lightning" (from 稲 (te, tou, ina-, ine) meaning "rice plant" and 妻 (sai, tsuma) meaning "spouse, wife").... [more]
INOSHISHI     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 猪 (cho, i, inoshishi) meaning "boar."
INUKAI     Japanese
Inu means "Dog" and Kai means "Keeper". This surname means "Dog Keeper".
IORI     Japanese
This surname is used as 庵, 井居, 井折, 井織, 伊折 or 伊織 with 庵 (an, iori, io) meaning "hermitage, retreat", 井 (sei, shou, i) meaning "well, well crib, town, community", 伊 (i, kare) meaning "Italy, that one", 居 (kyo, ko, i.ru, -i, o.ru) meaning "reside, to be, exist, live with", 折 (setsu, o.ru, ori, o.ri, -o.ri, o.reru) meaning "fold, break, fracture, bend, yield, submit" and 織 (o.ri) meaning "fabric, weave."... [more]
ISAGO     Japanese
From Japanese 沙 (isago) meaning "sand".
ISAYAMA     Japanese
A Japanese surname meaning "admonish mountain". A bearer of this surname is Hajime Isayama. He is a Japanese manga artist. (1986-)
ISHIDA     Japanese
From Japanese 石 (ishi) meaning "stone" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
ISHIDO     Japanese
From the Japanese 石 (ishi) "stone" and 堂 (do) "hall."
ISHIHARA     Japanese
From the Japanese 石 (ishi) "stone" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
ISHII     Japanese
From the Japanese 石 (ishi) "stone" and 井 (i) "well."
ISHIKURA     Japanese
From the Japanese 石 (ishi) "stone" combined with 倉 (kura) or 蔵 (kura) storehouse."
ISHIWATA     Japanese
From the Japanese 石 (ishi) "stone" and 渡 (wata) "ferryboat," "ferry."
ISHIYAMA     Japanese
From the Japanese 石 (ishi) "stone" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
ISOBE     Japanese
From the Japanese 磯 (iso) "beach" and 部 (be) "region," "division," "part."
ISOZAKI     Japanese
From the Japanese 磯 (iso) "beach" and 崎 or 埼 (zaki or saki) "cape," "peninsula."
IWAAKI     Japanese
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning "cliff" and 明 (aki) meaning "bright". ... [more]
IWATA     Japanese
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning "rock" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
IWAYAMA     Japanese
Means "rocky mountain" in Japanese, from 岩 (iwa) "rock" and 山 (yama) "mountain".
IZUHARA     Japanese
This surname is used as 出原, 泉原 or 伊豆原 with 出 (shutsu, sui, i.dasu, i.deru, da.su, -da.su, -de, de.ru, izu) meaning "come out, exit, go out, leave, protrude, put out", 泉 (sei, izumi, izu) meaning "fountain, spring", 伊 (i, kare) meaning "Italy, that one", 豆 (zu, tou, mame, mame-) meaning "beans, midget, pea" and 原 (gen, hara) meaning "field, meadow, original, plain, prairie, primitive, tundra, wilderness."
IZUMI     Japanese
Derived from the given name Izumi.
IZUMO     Japanese
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."... [more]
JASMINE     English, Japanese
means a fragrant shrub or flower used as perfume
JINNOUCHI     Japanese
From the Japanese 陣 (jin) "camp" and 内 (uchi or nai) "inside." The grammatical and phonetic particle ノ or 之 (no) is sometimes written between the other two characters.
JUNKO     Japanese
Junko can be written using different kanji characters and can mean any of the following:... [more]
KABE     Japanese (Rare), Uncommon
Ka could mean "increase,step up","congratulation","deer","Grade A/armour/former" and possibly more,Be means "saucepan/pot","section,part","edge,side".There's possibly more or less than this.
KABUTO     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 甲, 兜, 加太, 甲頭, 加部東 or 鹿伏兎 with 甲 (ka, kan, kou, kinoe, kabuto) meaning "A grade, armour, carapace, first class, former, high (voice), instep", 兜 (to, tou, kabuto) meaning "headpiece, helmet", 加 (ka, kuwa.eru, kuwa.waru) meaning "add(ition), Canada, include, increase, join", 太 (ta, tai, futo.i, futo.ru) meaning "big around, plump, thick", 頭 (zu, to, tou, atama, kashira, kaburi, -gashira) meaning "head", 部 (bu, -be) meaning "bureau, class, copy, department, part, portion, section", 東 (tou, higashi) meaning "east", 鹿 (rou, ka, shika) meaning "deer", 伏 (fuku, fu.su, fu.seru) meaning "bend down, bow, cover, lay (pipes), prostrated" or 兎 (tsu, to, usagi) meaning "hare, rabbit."... [more]
KAGA     Japanese
From the Japanese 加 (ka) "increase," "step up" and 賀 (ka or ga) "congratulation."
KAGAMINE     Japanese, Popular Culture
From the Japanese (kagami) meaning "mirror" and (ne) meaning "sound".
KAIBA     Japanese
Kai means "ocean,harbor" while Ba means "leaf" and possibly others. {this might need further research}
KAIYŌ     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 回 (e, kai, ka.eru, mawa.shi-, -mawa.shi, mawa.su, -mawa.su, -mawa.ri, mawa.ru, -mawa.ru, motoo.ru) meaning "game, revolve, round" and 陽 (you, hi) meaning "daytime, heaven, male, positive, sunshine, yang principle."... [more]
KAJI     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "wind". This is the last name of famous Japanese voice actor from Tokyo Japan, Yūki Kaji.
KAJIWARA     Japanese
Written with characters meaning ‘oar’ and ‘plain’, this name is found mostly in western Japan.
KAMATA     Japanese
From the Japanese 鎌 (kama) "sickle," 蒲 (kama) "reedmace," or 釜 (kama) "cooker" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."
KAMEI     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "turtle well". It is written as 亀井. A bearer of this surname is Eri Kamei. She is a member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. (1988-)
KAMENASHI     Japanese
Means "turle pear" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 亀 (turtle) and 梨 (pear).
KAMINAGA     Japanese (Rare, ?)
I am a descendant of the Fujiwara clan and Asano clan and Minamoto clan and Emperor Seiwa.
KAMINO     Japanese
Related to the name UENO.
KAMIYA     Japanese
From the Japanese 神 (kami, kan or shin) "god" and 谷 (ya or tani) "valley."
KAMIYAMA     Japanese
Kamiyama (written: 神山 lit. "god mountain" or 上山 lit. "upper mountain") is a Japanese surname.
KAMOTO     Japanese
This surname is used as 加本, 嘉本, 家本, 賀本, 下元, 嘉元 or 賀元 with 加 (ka, kuwa.eru, kuwa.waru) meaning "add(ition), Canada, include, increase, join," 嘉 (ka, yoi, yomi.suru) meaning "applaud, esteem, praise," 家 (ka, ke, ie, uchi, ya) meaning "expert, family, home, house, performer, professional," 賀 (ga, ka) meaning "congratulations, joy," 下 (ka, ge, o.riru, kuda.saru, kuda.ri, kuda.ru, sa.garu, sa.geru, shita, shimo, moto) meaning "below, descend, down, give, inferior, low," 本 (hon, moto) meaning "book, main, origin, present, real, true" and 元 (gan, gen, moto) meaning "beginning, former time, origin."
KANBARA     Japanese
From Japanese 神 (kan) meaning "god, spirit" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
KANBAYASHI     Japanese
From the Japanese 上 (kan, kami or ue) "upper," "above," 管 (kan) "tube," "canal," 官 (kan) "authorities," "government" or 神 (kan, kami or shin) "god" and 林 (bayashi or hayashi) "forest," "woods," "grove."
KANDA     Japanese
From Japanese 神 (kan) meaning "God, deity" and 田 (da) meaning "rice field".
KANEDA     Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kane) meaning "gold, metal" and 田 (da) meaning "rice field".
KANEKI     Japanese
This surname is used as 金城, 金木, 金気, 金喜, 兼城, 兼木 or 鹿子木 with 金 (kin, kon, gon, kana-, kane, -gane) meaning "gold," 兼 (ken, ka.neru, -ka.neru) meaning "and, concurrently," 城 (jou, shiro, ki) meaning "castle," 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood," 気 (ki, ke, iki) meaning "air, atmosphere, mood, mind, spirit," 喜 (ki, yoroko.basu, yoroko.bu) meaning "rejoice, take pleasure in," 鹿 (roku, ka, shika) meaning "deer" and 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, -ne) meaning "child, sign of the rat (1st sign of the Chinese zodiac)."
KANEKO     Japanese
From the Japanese 金 (kane or kin) "gold," "money" and 子 (ko) "child."
KANEMARU     Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kane) "gold, metal" and 丸 (maru) "circle".
KANESHIRO     Japanese
Means "gold castle" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 金 (gold) and 城 (castle). This surname is of Okinawan origin.
KANNO     Japanese
From the Japanese 菅 (kan or suga) "sedge" and 野 (no) "field," "area." This name can also be read as Sugano.
KARAMATSU     Japanese
Kara means "Larch" (green needles poking from a tree) and Matsu means "Pine/Fur Tree".
KARASU     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 烏 (u, o, izukunzo, karazu, nanzo) meaning "crow, raven" or 鴉, which is an outdated variant of 烏.... [more]
KASEI     Japanese
From Japanese 火星 (kasei) meaning "Mars".
KASHIWA     Japanese
This surname is used as 柏 (haku, hyaku, byaku, kashiwa) meaning "oak."... [more]
KASHIWAGI     Japanese
From 柏 (kashiwa), which specifically refers the Japanese Emperor Oak/Daimyo oak (Quercus dentata), and 木 (ki), meaning "tree".
KATAGIRI     Japanese
From the Japanese 片 (kata) "single-" and 桐 (giri) "foxglove tree."
KATSURA     Japanese
This surname is used as 桂, 勝占, 勝羅, 勝良, 曽良 or 葛良 with 桂 (kei, katsura) meaning "cinnamon tree, Japanese Judas-tree", 勝 (shou, ka.tsu, katsu, -ga.chi, sugu.reru, masa.ru) meaning "excel, prevail, victory, win", 曽 (so, sou, zou, katsu, katsute, sunawachi) meaning "before, ever, formerly, never, once", 葛 (kachi, katsu, kuzu, tsudzura, katsura) meaning "arrowroot, kudzu", 占 (sen, urana.u, shi.meru) meaning "divining, forecasting, fortune-telling, get, have, hold, occupy, take", 羅 (ra, usumono) meaning "gauze, Rome, thin silk" and 良 (ryou, i.i, yo.i, ra) meaning "good, pleasing, skilled."... [more]
KAWABATA     Japanese
'Side or bank of the river'; written two ways, with two different characters for kawa ‘river’. One family is descended from the northern Fujiwara through the Saionji family; the other from the Sasaki family... [more]
KAWADA     Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 田 (da) meaning "field, rice paddy".
KAWAHARA     Japanese
Kawa means "River" and Hara means "Plain". There are plenty of notable people with this name but one is Kazune Kawahara,a manga artist.This is possibly a common Japanese surname,seeing as many important people have the surname.
KAWAMOTO     Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
KAWAMURA     Japanese
From the Japanese 川 or 河 (kawa) "river" and 村, 邑 or 邨 (mura) "village."
KAWANO     Japanese
From the Japanese 川 or 河 (kawa or gawa) and 野 (no) "field," "area."
KAWASAKI     Japanese
"River cape"; found mainly in eastern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.
KAWASHIMA     Japanese
Meaning ‘river island’; mostly found in eastern Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands.
KAWATA     Japanese
Variant transcription of Kawada.
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]
KAZEHAYA     Japanese
Kaze means "wind" and haya means "fast".
KAZETANI     Japanese
Means "windy valley" in Japanese, from 風 (kaze) "wind, breeze" and 谷 (tani) "valley".
KENMA     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "to see enough".
KIDA     Japanese
From Japanese 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
KIKYO     Japanese
This surname is used as 桔梗, 喜京, 木京 or 鬼京 with 桔 (kitsu, ketsu, ki), which is used in plant names, 梗 (kyou, kou, oomune, fusagu, yamanire) meaning "close up, flower stem, for the most part", 喜 (ki, yoroko.basu, yoroko.bu) meaning "rejoice, take pleasure in", 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood", 鬼 (ki, oni, oni-) meaning "devil, ghost" and 京 (kyou, kin, kei, miyako) meaning "capital."... [more]
KINJO     Japanese
From the Japanese 金 (kin or kane) "gold," "money" and 城 (jo or shiro) "castle."
KINO     Japanese
Of unknown meaning. A notable name bearer is a fictional character "Makoto Kino" in the "Sailor Moon" anime.
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.
KIRIGAYA     Japanese
This surname is used as 桐谷, 桐ケ谷, 桐ヶ谷 or 桐萱 with 桐 (tou, dou, kiri) meaning "paulownia," 谷 (koku, kiwa.maru, tani, ya) meaning "valley" and 萱 (ken, kaya, kanzou) meaning "miscanthus reed."... [more]
KIRISHIMA     Japanese
This surname combines 桐 (tou, dou, kiri) meaning "paulownia," 霧 (bu, bou, mu, kiri) meaning "fog, mist" or 切 (sai, setsu, ki.ri, -ki.ri, ki.ru, -ki.ru, ki.re, -ki.re, ki.reru, -ki.reru, -gi.ri, -gi.re) meaning "be sharp, cut(off)" with 島 (tou, shima) meaning "island" or 嶋, which is an outdated variant of 島.... [more]
KISHI     Japanese
From Japanese 岸 (kishi) meaning "shore".
KITABAYASHI     Japanese
From the Japanese 北 (kita) "North" and 林 (bayashi or hayashi) "forest," "woods."
KITAGAWA     Japanese
A Japanese surname meaning "Northern River". It is written 北川 or 喜多川.
KITAMURA     Japanese
From the Japanese 北 (kita) "North" and 村, 邑 or 邨 (mura) "village."
KITANI     Japanese
From the Japanese 木 (ki or moku) "tree," "wood" and 谷 (tani or ya) "valley."
KIYA     Japanese
Means "tree valley" in Japanese, from 木 (ki) "tree" and 谷 (ya) "valley".
KIYOTA     Japanese
From the Japanese 清 (kiyo) "clearly," "brightly," "cleanly" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy."
KOGANE     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 黄金, 小金, 古金, 子金, 故金 or 小賀根 with 黄 (ou, kou, ki, ko-) meaning "yellow", 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small", 古 (ko, furu-, furu.i, -fu.rusu) meaning "old", 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, -ne) meaning "child, sign of the rat (1st sign of Chinese zodiac", 故 (ko, furu.i, moto, yue) meaning "cause, circumstances, consequently, especially, happenstance, intentionally, reason, the late, therefore", 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy", 根 (kon, ne, -ne) meaning "head (pimple), radical, root" and 金 (kin, kon, gon, kana-, kane, -gane) meaning "gold."... [more]
KOHARA     Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
KOIDE     Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 出 (ide or de) "rising."
KOIKE     Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 池 (ike) "pond."
KOJIMA     Japanese
'Small island'; mostly found along the coast between Tōkyō and Kyōto and in the Ryūkyū Islands; an alternate reading found farther east is Ojima. Another Kojima with a different first character but similar meaning is found in western Japan.
KOKI     Japanese
This surname combines 古 (ko, furu-, furu.i, -fu.rusu) meaning "old" or 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small" with 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."
KOMURO     Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 室 (muro) "room."
KONDA     Japanese
Written with characters meaning ‘now’ and ‘rice paddy’, this version of the name is found mostly in eastern Japan. In western Japan it is pronounced Imata.
KONDO     Japanese
From the Japanese 近 (kon or chika) "close," "near" and 藤 (do, to or fuji) "wisteria." The second character may indicate historical or familial links to the formerly powerful Fujiwara (藤原) clan.
KONISHI     Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 西 (nishi) meaning "west".
KONNO     Japanese
Variously written, most usually with characters meaning ‘now’ or ‘near’ and ‘field’. Found mostly in eastern Japan, farther to the northeast it is pronounced Imano.
KOTAKE     Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 竹 (take) "bamboo."
KOTOBUKI     Japanese
This surname is used as 寿 (shuu, ju, su, kotobuki, kotobu.ku) meaning "congratulations, longevity, one's natural life."... [more]
KOUUMOTO     Japanese
Rainfall origin.
KOYAMA     Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
KOYASU     Japanese
From the Japanese 子 (ko) "child" and 安 (yasu or an) "relax," "inexpensive," "low."
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]
KÔZUKE     Japanese
Related to the name UENO.
KUBA     Japanese
Written with characters meaning ‘long time’ and ‘method’, this name is found mostly in the Ryūkyū Islands.
KUBO     Japanese
Meaning "sunken ground"; variously written, mostly with characters used phonetically. Found mostly in western Japan, apparently taken from several habitational names. Many unrelated families descend from various branches of the Taira, Minamoto, and other great families.
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."
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]
KUDOU     Japanese
From 久 (ku) "long time" and 遠 (tou/dou) "distant" OR from 工 (ku) "construction" and 藤 (dou) "wisteria."
KUGA     Japanese
From the Japanese 久 (ku or hisa) "long time," and 我 (ga) "self."
KUGIMIYA     Japanese
This surname is used as 釘宮 with 釘 (chou, tei, kugi) meaning "nail, peg, tack" and 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess, Shinto shrine."... [more]
KUJIRA     Japanese (Rare)
Kujira is an uncommon Japanese surname and first name that literally means "whale".
KUMAGAI     Japanese
Japanese: ‘bear valley’; also pronounced Kumatani, Kumaya, and Kumagaya, a habitational name from the town of Kumagaya, in a part of Musashi now part of Saitama prefecture. The earliest bearers were of Taira descent... [more]
KUMAI     Japanese
In Japanese Kuma means "Bear" and I means "Well,Pit,Mineshaft".
KUNIDA     Japanese
From Japanese 国 (kuni) meaning "a land, a large place" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
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.
KURIHARA     Japanese
From the Japanese 栗 (kuri) "Japanese chestnut" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
KURISU     Japanese
This surname is used as 栗栖, 栗須, 栗洲 with 栗 (ri, ritsu, ononoku, kuri) meaning "chestnut", 栖 (sei, su.mu) meaning "cobweb, den, hive, nest, rookery", 須 (shu, su, subekara.ku, subeshi, hige, matsu, mochi.iru, moto.meru) meaning "by all means, necessarily, ought" and 洲 (shuu, su, shima) meaning "continent, country, island, sandbar."... [more]
KUROBA     Japanese
From the Japanese 黒 (kuro) "black" and 羽 (ha or hane) "wing."
KURODA     Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning "black" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
KUROIWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning "black" combined with 岩 (iwa) meaning "rock, stone".
KUROKAWA     Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning "black" combined with 川 (kawa) or 河 (kawa) both meaning "river."
KUROKI     Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning "black" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
KURONUMA     Japanese
Kuro means "black" and numa means "swamp".
KUROSAKI     Japanese
This surnames combines 黒 (koku, kuro, kuro.i, kuro.zumu) meaning "black" with 崎, 埼 or 嵜 (ki, sai, saki, misaki), all meaning "promontory" (崎 and 埼 have additional meanings of "cape" and "spit" while 嵜 has an additional meaning of "steep").... [more]
KUSAYANAGI     Japanese
From Japanese 草 (kusayanagi) meaning "grass" or 日 (kusayanagi) meaning "sun, day". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KUSUNOKI     Japanese
"Camphor Tree"
LAWLIET     Japanese
The family name of the detective L in the popular manga "Death Note."
MACHI     Japanese (Rare)
Meaning 'town' or 'street', not common in Japan. Some occurrences in America could be shortened versions of longer names beginning with this element.
MAEBARA     Japanese
Maebara is an uncommon Japanese surname that has more than one meaning, depending on the characters used to write it. The first and most common spelling is with the characters for "Before" (前) and "Original" (原)... [more]
MAEKAWA     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "river in front".
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.
MANAKA     Japanese
This surname combines 真 (shin, ma, ma-, makoto) meaning "Buddhist sect, reality, true" or 間 (kan, ken, ai, aida, ma) meaning "interval, space" with 中 (chuu, ata.ru, uchi, naka) meaning "centre, in(side), mean, middle" or 仲 (chuu, naka) meaning "go-between, relationship."... [more]
MASHIMO     Japanese
From the Japanese 真 (ma) "real" and 下 (shimo or shita) "down," "bottom."
MASUYAMA     Japanese
From the Japanese 増 (masu) "increase," 益 (masu) "benefit," 桝 (masu) "box seat," "measure" or 升 (masu) "box" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
MATSU     Japanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree".
MATSUBARA     Japanese
From the Japanese 松 (matsu) "pine tree" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
MATSUBAYASHI     Japanese
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.
MATSUDA     Japanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
MATSUDAIRA     Japanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree" and 平 (daira) meaning "flat, calm".
MATSUMURA     Japanese
From the Japanese 松 (matsu) "pine tree" and 村, 邑 or 邨 (mura) "village."
MATSUSHIMA     Japanese
"Pine tree island"
MATSUYAMA     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "pine tree mountain". It is written as 松山.
MATSUZAKI     Japanese
Japanese: ‘pine tree cape’. This name is found mostly in both the Tōkyō area and on the island of Kyūshū, where it is pronounced Matsusaki.
MAWATARI     Japanese
From the Japanese 馬 (ma, uma or ba) "horse" and 渡 (watari or wata) "ferry" or ferryboat."
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