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Type Surname
Usage Japanese
Scripts 天知, 天地, 天池, 天内, 雨知, 雨地(Japanese Kanji) あまち(Japanese Hiragana) アマチ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. AH-MAH-CHEE  [key]

Meaning & History

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, 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."

Bearers of this surname include female singer and actress Mari Amachi (天地 真理) (1951-) & actor Shigeru Amachi (天知 茂), born Noboru Usui (臼井 登) (1931-1985).
Added 1/26/2015 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou