Type Surname (from location)
Usage Japanese
Scripts 山口(Japanese Kanji) やまぐち(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced Pron. YA-MA-GOO-CHEE
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Meaning & History

From Japanese (yama) meaning "mountain" and (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance". Olympic figure-skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi (1971-) bears this name.

Entry updated April 25, 2021