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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Japanese
Scripts 大久保(Japanese Kanji)
Pronounced Pron. /o̞ː.kɯᵝ.bo̞/  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsOkubo

Meaning & History

From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" combined with 久 (ku) meaning "long time ago" and 保 (ho) meaning "protect". This was the name of a samurai clan founded in the 15th century.
Added 9/12/2016 by TanorFaux
Edited 2/15/2021 by HL

See Also

User submission Okubo