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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Japanese
Scripts 秋田, 明田, 穐田, 飽田, 阿北(Japanese Kanji) あきた(Japanese Hiragana) アキタ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. /ä.kʲi̥.tä/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

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.ku(ru), a.kasu) meaning "clear," 飽 (hou, a.kiru, a.kasu, a.ku, aki) meaning "boredom," 阿 (a, o,, kuma) meaning "corner, nook," 田 (den, ta) meaning "rice field" and 北 (hou, kita) meaning "north."

One bearer of this surname is noise musician Merzbow, born Masami Akita (秋田 昌美) (1956-).
Added 7/31/2008 by mamabear
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C, m4yb3_daijirou and Lucille