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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Japanese
Scripts 矢島, 矢嶋, 谷島(Japanese Kanji) やじま(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced Pron. YA-ZHEE-MA  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from Japanese 矢 (ya) meaning "arrow" or 谷 (ya) meaning "valley, lowland, plain" combined with 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".

Other Kanji combinations are also possible.
Added 2/17/2022 by ShioTanbo1
Edited 9/29/2023 by Felie and ShioTanbo1