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Utsunomiya 1
Type Surname
Usage Japanese
Scripts 宇都宮, 宇津宮(Japanese Kanji) うつのみや(Japanese Hiragana) ウツノミヤ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. UU-TSUU-NO-MEE-YAH  [key]

Meaning & History

This surname is used as either 宇都宮 or 宇津宮 with 宇 (u) meaning "eaves, heaven, house, roof", 都 (tsu, to, miyako) meaning "capital, metropolis", 津 (shin, tsu) meaning "ferry, harbour, haven, port" and 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess, Shinto shrine."

Utsunomiya (宇都宮) is also used as a place name.
Added 1/25/2015 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou

Utsunomiya 2
not set
Type Surname (from location)
Usage Japanese
Scripts 宇都宮(Japanese Kanji) うつのみや(Japanese Hiragana)

Meaning & History

From Japanese 宇 (u) meaning "house, eaves, universe", 都 (tsu) meaning "city", and 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace".
Added 6/27/2023 by anonymous