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Type Surname (from location)
Scripts 日本(Japanese Kanji)
Pronounced Pron. NYEE-HON  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsNippon, Hinomoto, Himoto, Yamato

Meaning & History

Means "Japan" in Japanese, though originally from 日本 (nihon), a clipping of 日本晴れ (nihombare) meaning "no clouds in the sky". It is a reference to an event in the Edo Period, of a weather forecaster who was asked for the weather and answered 日本晴れ. He predicted it correctly and was awarded the surname by a lord.
Added 8/10/2023 by nihanzakura
Edited 11/20/2023 by nihanzakura