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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ABARA 空原 Japanese
formed with 空 (a, sora) meaning "sky" and 原 (hara) meaning "field".
ABIKO 我孫子 Japanese
This surname is made with 安 (A) "Peaceful, Cheap, Rested, Low" ... [more]
ABO Japanese (Rare)
阿 A ("Nook") and Bo for "Protect".
ABURAYA 油谷 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 遥北 Japanese (Rare)
遥 (Achi) means "Distant, Remote" and 北 (Kita) means "North".
ADACHI 安達, 足達, 足立, あだち Japanese
Adachi is variously written,but the kanji commonly used literally means "Foot" and/ or "Stand".
ADACHIHARA 足立原, 安立原, 足達原 Japanese
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.
AGATA Japanese (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.
AGATSUMA 上妻 Japanese (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.
AGAWA 阿川 Japanese
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.
AGUNI 粟國, 粟国 Japanese
From the Japanese 粟 (a or awa) "foxtail millet" and 國 or 国 (kuni, guni or koku) "country."
AHANE 亜波根 Japanese
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.
AIDA 合田 Japanese
Ai could mean "Fit, Suit, Join", "Indigo", "Together, Mutual". Da means "Rice Paddy/ Field".
AIHARA 藍原 Japanese
From the Japanese 藍 (ai) "indigo," "indigo plant" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
AIKAWA 相川, 鮎川, 愛川, 会川, 合川 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]
AIKUCHI 合口 Japanese
合 (Ai) means "Suit, Jion" and 口 (Kuchi) means "Mouth, Opening".
AIKYO 愛敬 Japanese (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.
AIMOTO 相本, 愛本 Japanese
Often written as 愛 (Ai) meaning "Love, Reverence, Affection" or 相... [more]
AINARA 相奈良 Japanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "mutual, reciprocal, with one another", 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree" and 良 (ra) meaning "good".
AINO 愛野 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]
AIUCHI 愛内 Japanese
Ai (愛) means 'love', and Uchi (内) means 'inside'.
AIZAWA 相澤 Japanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "mutual, councilor" and 澤 (zawa) meaning "swamp"
AKABANE 赤羽, あかばね Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 羽 (hane) meaning "feather". A notable bearer of this surname was professional midget wrestler Shigeru Akabane (赤羽 茂 Akabane Shigeru, 1941–2011), who is best known under his ring name Little Tokyo.
AKAGAWA 赤川 Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
AKAGI あかぎ Japanese
Means "red tree" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 木 (tree).
AKAHOSHI 赤星 Japanese
Means "red star", from Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 星 (hoshi) meaning "star".
AKAI 赤井 Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
AKAIKE 丹池 Japanese (Rare)
丹 (Aka) means "Red" and 池 (Ike) means "Pond".
Akamatsu is the surname used for Kaede Akamatsu, the main protagonist of New Danganronpa V3.
AKAMINE 赤嶺, あかみね Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 嶺 (mine) meaning "mountain peak, mountain ridge".
AKAMORI 赤森, アカモリ Japanese (Rare)
From 赤 (aka) meaning "red" combined with 森 (mori) meaning "forest."... [more]
AKANISHI あかにし Japanese
Means "red west" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 西 (west).
AKANO 赤野 Japanese
赤野 (Akano) means "Red Field" in Japanese. AKANO is also on the first name site.
AKASAKI 赤崎, アカサキ Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
AKASHI 明石 Japanese
From Japanese 明 (aka) meaning "bright" and 石 (shi) meaning "stone".
AKASHIRO 赤城,丹城 Japanese
赤 (Aka) means "Red" and 城 (Shiro) means "Castle". Aoi Akashiro is an anime television series writer.
AKASHITA 赤下, 丹下 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.
AKATSUKI 丹月, 朱月, 紅月 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 ".
AKECHI 明智 Japanese
From Japanese 明 (ake) meaning "bright" and 智 (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect".
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.
AKIBA 秋葉 Japanese
From the Japanese 秋 (aki) "autumn" and 葉 (ha or ba) "leaf."
AKIBARA 昭原, 秋原, 穐原, アキバラ 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.
AKISATO 秋里 Japanese
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.
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 秋篠 Japanese
秋 (Aki) means "Autumn" and 篠 (Shino) means "Rope".
AKITA 秋田, 明田, 穐田, 飽田, 阿北 Japanese
This surname can be used as 秋田, 明田, 穐田, 飽田 or 阿北 with 秋/穐 (shuu, aki, toki) meaning "autumn," 明 (mei, myou, min, a.kari, aka.rui, aka.rumu, aki.raka, a.keru, -a.ke, a.ku(ru), a.kasu) meaning "clear," 飽 (hou, a.kiru, a.kasu, a.ku, aki) meaning "boredom," 阿 (a, o, omone.ru, kuma) meaning "corner, nook," 田 (den, ta) meaning "rice field" and 北 (hou, kita) meaning "north."... [more]
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 天知, 天地, 天池, 天内, 雨知 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]
AMADA 天田 Japanese
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "heaven, sky" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
AMAGAI Japanese
This is a variation of Japanese surname AMAYA. Ama means "Heaven(ly)" and Gai means "Valley".
AMAGAWA 天川, 天河, 塰川, 塰河, 余川 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 天井, 甘井, あまい 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."
AMAJIKI 天喰 Japanese
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "heaven" and 喰 (jiki) meaning "eating"
AMAMI 天美, 天海, 天実 Japanese
amami is a surname which can mean heavenly beauty, heavenly truth, or heavenly ocean. the first meaning is made up of the kanji 天 (ama) meaning heaven and 美 (mi) meaning beauty. the second meaning consists of 天 (ama) and 実 (mi) meaning truth... [more]
AMAMIYA 雨宮 Japanese
From Japanese 雨 (ama) meaning "rain" and 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace". A notable bearer of this surname is voice actress and singer Sora Amamiya (雨宮 天 Amamiya Sora, 1993–).
AMARI 甘利 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 天谷 (Amaya), meaning "Heavenly Valley". 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.
AMEMORI Japanese
"Ame" - rain. "mori" - forest.
AMEMORI 雨森, 飴森 Japanese
From Japanese kanji 雨 (ame) meaning "rain" or 飴 (ame) meaning "candy" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest". Combined together 雨森 (amemori) meaning "rain forest) and 飴森 (amemori) meaning "candy forest"
AMEMURA 飴村 Japanese
From japanese kanji 飴 (ame) meaning "candy" and 村 (mura) meaning "village". 美飴 (amemura) meaning "candy village". ... [more]
Means "Heaven & Earth" in Japanese
AMURO Japanese
Written with kanji meaning "Relax, Cheap, Inexpensive, Low, Rested, peaceful" and "Room".
AMUSAN Japanese (Rare)
The Amusan Clan (秋道一族, Amusan Ichizoku) is a prominent clan in Kanazawa. Since its disbandment, most of its known members reside in Neuilly-sur-Seine ,Britain and Washington D.C.
ANABUKI 穴吹 Japanese
It is written like this : 穴 (Ana) "Whole, pit" and 吹 (Buki) "Blow into".
ANDO 安藤 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 庵野, 安野 Japanese
Means "of hermitage" in Japanese. A famous bearer is famous Japanese illustrator and children's educational book author Mitsumasa Anno (1926-present).
ANZAI 安西, 安斎, 安済, あんざい 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 青葉 Japanese
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]
AOI 葵, 碧 Japanese
From Japanese 葵 "hollyhock, althea" or 碧 "blue". This name is a given name as well as a surname.
AOIKE 青池 Japanese
青 (Ao) means 'blue, green', in this case "Blue", and 池 (Ike) ... [more]
AOKI 青木, 青樹, 碧木, 蒼樹, 檍 Japanese
From 青木 (aoki), literally meaning "green tree" but can refer to a live tree or the spotted/Japanese laurel. The meaning "green" in 青 is used when referring to vegetation and traffic lights, otherwise it nowadays means "blue." Variants of this form of the surname include 碧 and 蒼 for the first element and 樹 for the second element.... [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 青沼 Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 沼 (numa) meaning "swamp".
AOTA 青田 Japanese
Ao (青) means 'Blue, and Ta (田) means 'paddy, field'.
AOYAGI Japanese
Ao means "Blue, Green" and Yagi means "Willow".
AOYAMA あおやま 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 青空 Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 空 (sora) meaning "sky".
ARA Japanese
From the Japanese 荒 (ara) "primitive," "rude," "crude."
ARAGAKI Japanese
This is the same as ARAKAKI.
ARAI 新井, 荒井, アライ 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 荒川, 荒河, 新川, 新河, アラカワ Japanese
From 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild, violent" or 新 (ara) meaning "new" combined with 川/河 (kawa) meaning "river, stream."
ARAKI 荒木 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.
ARANAMI 荒波 Japanese
Ara (荒) means rough, wild. Nami (波) means wave(s).
ARAOKA 荒岡 Japanese (Rare)
Ara (荒) means "rough", oka (岡) means "hill", therefore, Araoka means rough hill
ARASHI 嵐, アラシ 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 荒田, 新田 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 荒谷 Japanese
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" and 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".
ARIOKA Japanese
Ari means "Exist" and Oka means"Ridge, Hill."
ARISAWA 有沢, 有澤 Japanese
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.
ARITA 有田 Japanese
From Japanese 有 (ari) meaning "have, possess" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
ARIYOSHI 有吉 Japanese
有 (Ari) means "Exist" and 吉 (Yoshi) means "Fortunate, Lucky". This surname means "Fortune Exists".
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.
ASAHINA Japanese
Asa means "Morning". Hi in this surname means "Ratio, Proportion". Na means "Nara, what?". It's also a first name.
ASAI Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "shallow well".
ASAKA 淺香, 浅香, 浅加, 浅賀, 淺加 Japanese
From the Japanese 淺 or 浅 (asa) "superficial" and 香 (ka) "odour," "smell," 加 (ka) "increase," "step-up" or 賀 (ka) "congratulation."
ASAKAWA 朝河, 浅川 Japanese
ASA ("Morning"), ("Superficial"), or ("Shallow") + Kawa ("River").
ASAKURA 朝倉 Japanese, 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.
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.
ASANUMA 浅沼 Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow, superficial" and 沼 (numa) meaning "marsh, swamp, bog".
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]
ASHIDO 芦戸 Japanese
From Japanese 芦 (ashi) meaning "reed" and 戸 (do) meaning "door"
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".
ASUI 蛙吹 Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 蛙 (a) meaning "frog" and 吹 (sui) meaning "puff"
ATARI Japanese
中 (Atari) means "The Middle". Anotable bearer with this surname is Kousuke Atari, he is a self trained musician and pop singer.
ATSUDA 渥田 Japanese
From Japanese 渥 (atsu) meaning "moist" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
ATSUGI 厚木 Japanese (Rare)
Atsugi (厚木) means "thick tree", notable bearer of this surname is Nanami Atsugi (厚木 那奈美), a Japanese Voice actress. It is also a city name in Kanagawa perfecture.
AYANAMI 綾波 Japanese
Aya (綾) means "twill", nami (波) means "wave"
AYANO 綾野 Japanese
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.
AYANOKOJI 綾小路 Japanese
A variant transcription of Ayanokouji that means "Design small road".
AYANOKOUJI 綾小路 Japanese
綾 (Ayano) means "Design", 小 (Kou) means "Small, Little", and 路 (Ji) means "Road."
AZAHARA 字原 Japanese
From Japanese 字 (aza) meaning "a section of a village" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
AZUMA Japanese
Means 'East' in Japanese
AZUSAGAWA 梓川 Japanese (Rare)
Azusa (梓) means "catalpa", gawa/kawa (川) means "river", kawa changes to gawa due to rendaku. Sakuta Azusagawa (梓川 咲太) and his sister Kaede (梓川 花楓) from Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai are notable fictional characters who bear this surname.
BABA 馬場, ババ Japanese
Means "riding ground" in Japanese from 馬 (ba) "horse" combined with 場 (ba) "place, ground, field".
BAKUGO 爆豪 Japanese, Popular Culture
From Japanese 爆 (baku) meaning "bomb" and 豪 (go, gō, gou) meaning "powerful"... [more]
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.
BARRY バリー Japanese
BUDOU 武堂, 武道 Japanese
From Japanese 武 (bu) meaning "military, martial" combined with 堂 (dou) meaning "temple, shrine" or from 武道 (budou) meaning "Japanese martial arts".
BUSHIDA Japanese
Bushi means "Warrior, Samurai" and Da means "Rice Paddy, Field".
CHABASHIRA 茶柱 Japanese (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]
CHAGE 茶下, チャゲ Japanese
From Japanese 茶下 (chage) meaning "giver of tea". A notable bearer is Japanese musician Shūji Shibata (1958-), whose stage name is Chage.
CHIAKI 千秋 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 千葉 Japanese
Means "thousand leaves", from Japanese 千 (chi) meaning "thousand" and 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf".
CHIBANA 千花 Japanese
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]
CHIGUSA 千種, 千草, 千艸, ちぐさ 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]
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 "Slope,Hill".
CHIURA 千浦, 地浦, 知浦, ちうら 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]
CHOSOKABE 長宗我部 Japanese
Variant transcription of CHOUSOKABE.
CHOUSOKABE 長宗我部 Japanese
From Japanese 長 (chou) meaning "chief, head, leader", 宗 (so) meaning "religion", 我 (ka) meaning "ego" and 部 (be) meaning "section".
DAIMON 大門 Japanese
From Japanese 大 (dai) meaning "big, great" and 門 (mon) meaning "gate, door".
DATE 伊達 Japanese
From Japanese 伊 (da) meaning "this" and 達 (te) meaning "achieve, arrive at, intelligent".
DEGUCHI 出口, 出久地, デグチ 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."
DEMEGAWA 出目川, デメガワ Japanese
From Japanese 出 (de) "out", 目 (me) "eye" and 川 (kawa) "river".
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 戸谷, 藤谷 Japanese (Rare)
戸 (Do) meaning "Door" or 藤 (Do) meaning "Wisteria". 谷 (Tani) means "Valley".
EGUCHI Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "mouth of the river". This surname is mostly found on the island of Kyūshū.
EJIRI Japanese
江 (E) "Inlet,River" and 尻 (Jiri) "Behind ,Rear".
ENATSU 江夏 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... [more]
ENDO 遠藤 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.
ENOKIDA 榎田 Japanese
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.
ENOMOTO 榎本 Japanese
From the Japanese 榎 (eno) "hackberry," "nettle tree" and 本 (moto) "base."
ETO 江藤 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... [more]
It is a variation of Fujiwara, Fuji "Wisteria" and Hara "Plain". These different sounds are used depending on the family who possesses it.
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Hashi means "Bridge".
FUJII 藤井 Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 井 (i) meaning "well".
FUJIKAWA 藤川, フジカワ Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream, brook".
FUJIKI 藤木 Japanese, Popular Culture
藤 (Fuji) means "Wisteria" and 木 (Ki) means "Tree". A notable bearer is Yusaku Fujiki, the protagonist of 'Yu-Gi-Oh!'.
FUJIMURA 藤村 Japanese
Means "wisteria village", from Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
FUJINAGA 藤永 Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 永 (nagai) meaning "eternity".
FUJINAKA 藤中 Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 中 (naka) meaning "middle".
FUJINO 藤野 藤乃 Japanese
A Japanese surname meaning "wisteria field". It is written as 藤野 or 藤乃.
FUJI means "Wisteria", No means "of", and MIYA means "Shrine".
FUJISAKI 不二咲 Japanese
From Japanese 不二咲 (fujisaki) meaning "two unblooming (flowers)".
FUJISATO 藤里 Japanese
藤 (Fuji) means "Wisteria" and 里 (Sato) means "Hamlet, Village".
FUJISAWA 藤沢, ふじさわ Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" combined with 沢 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
FUJIURA Japanese (Rare)
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Ura means "Bay,Beach".
FUJIYAMA ふじやま Japanese
Means "wisteria mountain" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 藤 (wisteria) and 山 (mountain)
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Yoshi means "Lucky, Fortunate".
FUKAGAI 深谷 Japanese
This might've originated in eastern Japan, because in the west, it will be pronounced "Fukatani" instead. ... [more]
FUKAMI 深見 Japanese
深 (Fuka) means "Deep" and 見 (Mi) means "View, Mindset, See".
FUKASE 深瀬 Japanese
From the Japanese 深 (fuka) "deep" and 瀬 (se) "riffle."
FUKUDA 福田, 副田, 福多 Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" or 副 (fuku) "accessory" and 田 (da or ta) or 多 (da or ta) "many."
FUKUHARA 福原 Japanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" and 原 (hara) meaning "plain, field".
FUKUIZUMI 福泉 Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" and 泉 (izumi) "spring," "fountain."
FUKUMOTO 福本, 福元, ふくもと Japanese
Japanese: "blessed origin"; found in western Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands.
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.
FUKUSHIMA 福島, 福嶋, 福嶌 Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" and 島, 嶋 or 嶌 (shima) "island."
FUKUYAMA 福山 Japanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
FUKUYO 福與, 福与, 副與, 副与 Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" or 副 (fuku) "accessory" and 與 or 与(yo) "together with."
FUKUZAWA 福沢 Japanese
From japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "fortune" and 沢 (sawa) meaning "swamp". Other kanji combinations are possible.
FURUKAWA 古川 Japanese
Furukawa is written with the characters for "Old, ancient" (古) and "River" (川). Together, this name is read as "Old River".
FURUSAWA 古澤, 古沢 Japanese
From the Japanese 古 (furu) "old" and 澤 or 沢 (#sawa") "swamp."
FURUSE 古瀬 Japanese
From the Japanese 古 (furu) "old" and 瀬 (se) "riffle."
FURUYA Japanese
This possibly means "Old, Ancient Valley".
FUTABA Japanese
Futa can mean "A Pair" or "Two" with different kanji, and Ba meaning "Leaf". FUTABA is also a feminine first name.
From Japanese 二 or 双 (futa) "A Pair, Two" and 村 (mura) "Village, Hamlet".
FUYUKI 冬木 Japanese
FUYUKI is also a first name, it most likely means "Winter Tree", written like this: 冬木.
GAMIZ 賀水 賀好 賀未遂 Japanese
Gamiz is Gamizu or Gamisu is a rare Japanese Surname, it means Sweet Water and it is used by the western parts of Japan such as Tokushima or Kyushu... [more]
GODA 合田, 郷田 Japanese (Rare)
Go ("Connected to") + Da ("Rice Paddy"). This is mostly on Shikoku Island.
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]
GUSHIKEN ぐしけん Japanese
Means "strong willed" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 具 (means), 志 (will), and 堅 (resolute). This surname is of Okinawan origin.
Means "honey"
HACHIMURA 蜂村 Japanese
Hachi (蜂) means bee, Mura (村) means village.
HADA Japanese
This is another reading of Haneda/Hata. Ha means "Plume, Feather, Wing" and Da means "Rice Paddy/Patty".
HADO 波動 Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 波 (ha) meaning "wavelength" and 動 (do, dou, dō) meaning "motion, change, confusion"
HAGA Japanese
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.
HAGAKURE 葉隠 Japanese
From Japanese 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf" and 隠 (gakure) meaning "to disappear"
HAGINO Japanese
Hagi means "Bush Clover" and No means "Field, Plain, Wilderness". A notable bearer is Kosuke Hagino, a competitive swimmer.
HAGIWARA 萩原 Japanese
Meaning "field of bush clovers", from 萩 (hagi) meaning "bush clover", and 原 (hara) meaning "field" or "meadow".
HAIJIMA 拝島, 灰島 Japanese (Rare)
Hai (拝) here means "worship", hai (灰) here means "ash", jima/shima (島) means "island".
HAIMAWARI 灰廻 Japanese
From Japanese 灰 (hai) meaning "ashes, puckery juice, cremate" and 廻 (mawari) meaning "round, revolve, go around, circumference"
HAJIME Japanese (Rare)
From the given name HAJIME meaning "beginning". A notable bearer is Japanese singer Chitose Hajime.
HAKUREI 博麗 Japanese
From haku (博) meaning "wide" or "exposition" and rei (麗) meaning "lovely", "graceful", or "beautiful".... [more]
HAKURYŪ 白竜, 白柳, ハクリュウ 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]
HAMA Japanese
Hama means "Beach, Seashore".
HAMADA 浜田, はまだ Japanese
From Japanese 浜 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
HAMADATE 浜舘, 濱舘, 浜館, 濱館 Japanese
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama) "beach" and 舘 or 館(date or tate) "mansion," "large building," "palace"
HAMAGUCHI 浜口, 濱口 Japanese
From Japanese 浜, 濱 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
HAMAKAWA 浜川, 濱川, 浜河, 濱河 Japanese
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama) "beach" and 川 or 河 (kawa) "river."
HAMAMURA 浜村, 濱村 Japanese
From Japanese 浜, 濱 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
HAMANO 浜野, 濱野 Japanese
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama) "beach" and 野 (no) "field," "area."
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.
HAN Japanese
Notable bearers are Megumi and Keiko Han, actresses.
HANABUSA 花房 Japanese
From Japanese 花 (hana) meaning "flower" and 房 (busa) meaning "room*.
HANADA 花田 Japanese (Rare, ?)
From Japanese 花 (hana) meaning "flower" and 田 (da) meaning "field".
HANAI Japanese
Hana means "Blossom, Flower" and I means "Well, Pit, Mine shaft, Ditch".
HANAMURA 花村 Japanese
From Japanese 花 (hana) meaning "flower" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
HANAZAWA はなざわ Japanese
Means "flower swamp" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 花 (flower) and 沢 / 澤 (swamp).
HANDA 半田 Japanese
This surname means "Half of a Rice Paddy", with 半 (Han) and 田 (Da).
HANEDA Japanese
Hane means "Wing, Feather, Plume" and Da means "Feild, Rice Patty/Paddy". This is predominantly in Eastern Japan.
HANEYAMA 羽山 Japanese
From Japanese 羽 (hane) meaning "feather" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
HANYU 羽生 Japanese
Variant transcription of HANYUU.
HANYUU 羽生 Japanese
From Japanese 羽 (ha) meaning "feather" and 生 (nyuu) meaning "raw".
HARA Japanese
From Japanese 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
HARADA 原田, 原多 Japanese
From the Japanese 原 (hara) "field," "plain," "original" and 田 (da or ta) "rice paddy" or 多 (da or ta) "many."
Hara means "Plain" or "Field", while Guchi literally means "Mouth".
Hara means "Plain (wilderness, field)" and Moto means "Origin".
HARIGAE 張替 Japanese
From the Japanese 張 (hari) "Extended Net constellation" and 替 (kae or gae) "exchange," "spare," "substitute."
HARUKAWA 春河, 春川 Japanese
harukawa means "spring river". the kanji used are 春(haru) meaning "spring (the season)" and 河 (kawa) meaning "river" . you could also use 川 (kawa) as the second kanji, but using 河 looks better.
HARUKI 春木 Japanese
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.
HARUNA 春名 Japanese
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]
HARUNO 春野 Japanese
Means "spring field", from Japanese 春 (haru) "spring" and 野 (no) "field".
HARUTA 春田, 治田 Japanese
From the Japanese 春 (haru) "spring" or 治 (haru) "peace," "public security" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy."
HARUYAMA 春山 Japanese
From Japanese 春 (haru) meaning "spring" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
HASEGAWA 長谷川 Japanese
From the Japanese 長 (ha or naga) "long," "chief," 谷 (se, tani or ya) "valley" and 川 (kawa or gawa) "river."
HASHI Japanese
Hashi means "Bridge".
Hashi means "Bridge" and Guchi means "Mouth". This is the surname of Chiyomi Hashiguchi, who was a mangaka.
Bluntly speaking, this is KURAHASHI backwards.
HASHIOKA 橋岡 Japanese
橋 (Hashi) means "Bridge" and 岡 (Oka) means "Hill, Ridge".
HASHIRA Japanese
Hashira is a Japanese last name that means "Pillar" or "Support". ... [more]
Hashi means "Bridge" and Tani means "Valley".
HASHIYAMA 橋山 Japanese
橋 (Hashi) means "Bridge" and 山 (Yama) means "Mountain".
HATA Japanese
This is an ancient surname that is another form of Hada/Haneda. Ha means "Feather, Plume, Wing" and Ta means "Feild, Rice Patty/Paddy".
HATAKE Japanese
Means "Field" in Japanese
HATANO 波田野, 羽田野, 波多野, 羽多野 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."
HATAYA 幡谷 Japanese
幡 (Hata) means "Field" and 谷 (Ya) means "Valley". ... [more]
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 服部 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.
This name means "falcon" in 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]
HAYAKAWA 早川 Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "fast river". It is written as 早川.
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 早坂 Japanese
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.
Hayashi (林) means "Forest", and Bara means "Plain".
HAYASHIDA 林田 Japanese
From Japanese 林 (hayashi) meaning "forest" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
HIDAKA 日高 Japanese
From Japanese 日 (hi) meaning "sun, day" and 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high".
HIGA 比嘉, ひが Okinawan, Japanese
Japanese borrowing of Okinawan 比嘉 (Fija), which is of uncertain meaning.
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 東田 Japanese
Written as: 東田 meaning ‘eastern rice paddy’, is usually found in western Japan.... [more]
Higashi means "East" and Yama means "Mountain".
HIGUCHI 火口 Japanese
From Japanese 火 (hi) meaning "fire" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth", literally meaning "Mouth of fire". Other combinations of kanji can form this surname as well.
HIIRAGI Japanese
From Japanese 柊 (hiiragi) meaning "holly osmanthus".
HIJIKATA 土方, 土片, 泥方, 泥片, ひじかた Japanese
From 泥 (hiji) meaning "mud, mire," more often written as 土, from tsuchi meaning "earth, soil, dirt, mud," and 方 (kata) meaning "direction, way" or, more rarely, 片 (kata) meaning "one (of a pair); incomplete, fragmentary" (cognate with 方).... [more]
HIKAWA 氷川 Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 氷 (hi) meaning "ice" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
HIKO Japanese
Means "prince" in Japanese. It would denote a person who acted like one.
HIMI 氷見 Japanese
From the Japanese 氷 (hi) "ice" and 見 (mi) "mindset," "outlook."
HINATA 日向, 陽向 Japanese
From Japanese 日向 (hinata) meaning "sunny place", 陽向 (hinata) meaning "toward the sun", or a non-standard reading of 向日葵 (himawari) meaning "sunflower". Other kanji compounds are also possible.
HINO 日野 Japanese
From Japanese 日 (hi) meaning "sun, day" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
HINODE 日出, 日ノ出 Japanese
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.
HIRAI 平井 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.
Hira means "Peace, Flat" and Kawa means "Stream, River".
Hira means "Peace, Levelness, Flat" and Matsu means "Pine (tree)". Akiko Hiramatsu is a voice actress.
HIRANO 平野 Japanese
From Japanese 平 (hira) meaning "level, even, peaceful" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness". A notable bearer of this surname is Aya Hirano (1987–), a Japanese voice actress and singer who is known for her roles as Haruhi Suzumiya in the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise, Misa Amane in Death Note, Konata Izumi in Lucky Star, and Lucy Heartfilia in Fairy Tail.
Hira means "Peace" and Saka means "Hill, Slope".
Hira means "Flat, Even, Peace, Level" and Sawa means "Swamp, Marsh".
HIRASHIMA 平島, 平嶋, 平嶌 Japanese
From the Japanese 平 (hira) "peace" and 島, 嶋 or 嶌 (shima) "island."
HIRATA 平田, 平多 Japanese
From the Japanese 平 (hira) "peace" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."
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.
HIROI 廣井, 広井 Japanese
From the Japanese 廣 or 広 (hiro) "wide" and 井 (i) "well."
HIROMI 広海, 廣海, 広見, 廣見, ヒロミ Japanese (Rare)
From the stem of adjective 広い/廣い (hiroi), meaning "spacious, vast, wide," combined with either 海 (mi), shortened from umi meaning "sea, ocean," or 見 (mi) meaning "looking, viewing."... [more]
HIRONO 廣野, 広野 Japanese
From Japanese 廣 or 広 (hiro) meaning "wide" and 野 (no) meaning "field".
Hiro means "Wide" and Sawa means "Swamp, Marsh".
HIROSE 廣瀬, 広瀬 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.
HIROTA Japanese
It probably means "Wide Rice Paddy, Broad Field".
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