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Type Surname (from occupation)
Scripts 明珍, 明珎(Japanese Kanji) みょうちん(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced Pron. MYO-CHEEN  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsMyochin, Meichin

Meaning & History

From Japanese 明珍 (myōchin), the 2 characters used in 明らかに珍しい (akiraka ni mezurashii) meaning "evidently rare". This is from the event in the Heian Period, of an armorer who created an armor that was then praised by Emperor Konoe. The armorer was awarded the surname by him.
明珎 is a variant spelling of 明珍.
Added 8/23/2023 by nihanzakura

See Also

User submission Myochin