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Type Surname
Usage Japanese
Scripts 近衛, 近衞(Japanese Kanji)
Pronounced Pron. KO-NO-EH  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "royal guardian" in Japanese. The kanji that make up this name are 近 (kon, "near, close") and 衛 (e, "protection"). A famous bearer of this surname was Japanese Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe (近衞 文麿; 1891–1945).
Added 9/5/2021 by VerdeIperbolico