Type Surname (from location)
Usage Japanese
Scripts 宮本(Japanese Kanji) みやもと(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced Pron. MEE-YA-MO-TO
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Meaning & History

From Japanese (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and (moto) meaning "base, root, origin". A notable bearer is video game pioneer Shigeru Miyamoto (1952-).

Entry updated April 25, 2021