Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Japanese
Scripts 斎藤(Japanese Kanji) さいとう(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced Pron. SA-EE-TO
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Meaning & History

From Japanese (sai) meaning "purification, worship" and () meaning "wisteria". The latter character could indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.

Related Names

VariantsSaito, Saitou
Same SpellingSaito

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Entry updated April 25, 2021