Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Japanese
Scripts 佐藤(Japanese Kanji) さとう(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced Pron. SA-TO  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Japanese (sa) meaning "help, aid" and () meaning "wisteria". The final character might indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan. This is the most common surname in Japan.

Related Names

VariantsSato, Satou
Same SpellingSato
User SubmissionsSato, Satō


Entry updated April 25, 2021