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Kurisu 1
Type Surname
Usage Japanese
Scripts 栗栖, 栗須, 栗洲(Japanese Kanji) くりす(Japanese Hiragana) クリス(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. KṘEES, KṘEE-SUU, KUU-ṘEE-SUU  [key]

Meaning & History

This surname is used as 栗栖, 栗須, 栗洲 with 栗 (ri, ritsu, ononoku, kuri) meaning "chestnut", 栖 (sei, meaning "cobweb, den, hive, nest, rookery", 須 (shu, su, subekara.ku, subeshi, hige, matsu, mochi.iru, moto.meru) meaning "by all means, necessarily, ought" and 洲 (shuu, su, shima) meaning "continent, country, island, sandbar."

One bearer of this surname is Hōichi Kurisu (栗栖 宝一), a noted designer of Japanese gardens.

This surname may not be related to the English first name Chris.
Added 5/19/2015 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou

Kurisu 2
not set
Type Surname (from location)
Usage Japanese
Scripts 栗栖(Japanese Kanji) くりす(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced Pron. KOO-RYEE-SOO  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Japanese 栗 (kuri) meaning "chestnut" and 栖 (su) meaning "nest, den".
Added 8/25/2023 by anonymous