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Type Surname
Usage Japanese
Scripts 出雲, 出茂(Japanese Kanji) いずも(Japanese Hiragana) イズモ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. EE-ZUU-MO, EE-DZUU-MO  [key]

Meaning & History

This surname combines 出 (shutsu, sui, i.dasu, i.deru,,, -de, meaning "come out, exit, go out, leave, protrude, put out" with 雲 (un, kumo, -gumo, zumo) meaning "cloud" or 茂 (mo, meaning "be luxuriant, grow thick, overgrown."

Izumo is also used as a place name and a unisex given name.
Added 3/16/2015 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou