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Type Surname
Usage Japanese
Scripts 大高, 大鷹, 大孝, 大嵩, 大貴, 太高(Japanese Kanji) おおたか(Japanese Hiragana) オオタカ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. O:-TAH-KAH  [key]
Other Forms FormsOhtaka, Ootaka, Otaka

Meaning & History

This surname combines 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) meaning "big, large" with 高 (kou, taka, taka.i, taka.maru, taka.meru, -daka) meaning "expensive, high, tall," 鷹 (ou, you, taka) meaning "hawk," 孝 (kyou, kou, taka) meaning "child's respect, filial piety," 嵩 (shuu, suu, kasa,, taka.i) meaning "be aggravated, grow bulky, grow worse, swell" or 貴 (ki, tatto.i, tatto.bu, touto.i, touto.bu, taka) meaning "esteem, honour, precious, prize, value."
This surname is also used as 太高 with 太 (ta, tai, futo.i,, oo) meaning "big around, plump, thick."
Added 7/31/2015 by Danielle Otaka herself!
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou