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Type Surname
Scripts 求, 元目, 求馬(Japanese Kanji) もとめ(Japanese Hiragana) モトメ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. MO-TO-ME  [key]

Meaning & History

This surname is used as 求, 元目 or 求馬 with 求 (kyuu, gu, moto.meru) meaning "demand, request, require, want, wish for", 元 (gan, gen, moto) meaning "beginning, former time, origin", 目 (boku, moku, ma, me, -me) meaning "care, class, experience, eye, favour, insight, look" and 馬 (ba, uma, uma-, ma, me) meaning "horse."

Motome (求) is also used as a masculine given name.
Added 1/28/2015 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou