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Manaka 1
Type Surname
Usage Japanese
Scripts 真中, 真仲, 間中, 間仲(Japanese Kanji) まなか(Japanese Hiragana) マナカ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. MAH-NAH-KAH  [key]

Meaning & History

This surname combines 真 (shin, ma, ma-, makoto) meaning "Buddhist sect, reality, true" or 間 (kan, ken, ai, aida, ma) meaning "interval, space" with 中 (chuu,, uchi, naka) meaning "centre, in(side), mean, middle" or 仲 (chuu, naka) meaning "go-between, relationship."

One bearer of this surname is actress Hitomi Manaka (真中 瞳) (1979-).

Manaka is also used as a feminine given name.
Added 4/16/2015 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou

Manaka 2
Type Surname
Usage Japanese
Scripts (Japanese Kanji) まなか(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced Pron. /mä.nä.kä/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 中 (see Naka).
Added 8/25/2023 by nihanzakura
Edited 4/29/2024 by Mike C