Type Surname (from location)
Usage Japanese
Scripts 小泉(Japanese Kanji) こいずみ(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced Pron. KO-EE-ZOO-MEE
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Meaning & History

From Japanese (ko) meaning "small" and (izumi) meaning "spring, fountain". A notable bearer of this name is Junichiro Koizumi (1942-), who was Prime Minister of Japan.

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Entry updated April 25, 2021