Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the person who added the name is ShioTanbo1.
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ABBETT English
Variant of Abbott.
ABBS English
Derived from the given name Abel.
ABES English
This is likely derived from the given name Abe(1).
ABIKO Japanese
This surname is made with 安 (A) "Peaceful, Cheap, Rested, Low" ... [more]
ABURAYA Japanese (Rare)
Made with (Abura) 油 "Oil", and 谷 (Ya) "Valley". Shigeru Aburaya is a notable bearer; he specializes in marathon running, and long-distance running in general.
ACHIKITA Japanese (Rare)
遥 (Achi) means "Distant, Remote" and 北 (Kita) means "North".
ADACHI Japanese
Adachi is variously written,but the kanji commonly used literally means "Foot" and/ or "Stand".
A means "Leg, Limb, Step", Dachi comes from Tachi, meaning "Stand", Hara means "Plain". A notable bearer is Kenji Adachihara, a football player. I have posted kanji in the 'native spelling' spot.
ADISON English
A variation of Addison, which means "Son of Addy".
ADLERZ Swedish (Rare)
Possibly derived from the German surname Adler.
AGATA Japanese (Rare)
I'm not sure how the surname is written, but in general, the word (Agata) written as this: 県, can rather mean "Prefecture", or "County, Countryside, Subdivision, District". The source is in the notes.
AGATSUMA Japanese (Rare)
上 (Aga) "Upper, Above" and 妻 (Tsuma) "Wife, Spouse". A notable bearer with this surname is Hiromitsu Agatsuma, a musician. The source is in the notes.
AGAWA Japanese
阿 (A) means "Nook, Flatter, Corner" and 川 (Kawa) meaning "Stream, River". One notable bearer is Sawako Agawa, who is a celebrity and a writer.
AHANE Japanese
亜 (A) means "Second, Asia", 波 (Ha) means "Wave", 根 (Ne) means "Root". This may not be an actual surname. Ayano Ahane is a singer and works on her own songs. The source is in the notes.
AIDA Japanese
Ai could mean "Fit, Suit, Join", "Indigo", "Together, Mutual". Da means "Rice Paddy/ Field".
AIKUCHI Japanese
合 (Ai) means "Suit, Jion" and 口 (Kuchi) means "Mouth, Opening".
AIKYO Japanese (Rare)
愛 (Ai) means "Love, Affection", and 敬 (Kyo) means "Respect" in this surname. Notable bearers are Hisashi Aikyo and Shigeyuki Aikyo. Hisashi is a former baseball runner, while Shigeyuki is a steeplechase runner.
AIMOTO Japanese
Often written as 愛 (Ai) meaning "Love, Reverence, Affection" or 相... [more]
AISAKA Japanese (Rare)
Ai means "Indigo (blueish)", and Saka means "Hill,Slope".In 2014 Aisaka was ranked #9,579 for most used surnames in Japan and had only 5 occurrences that year. It's more popular in the U.S. than in the country it originated from... [more]
AKAIKE Japanese (Rare)
丹 (Aka) means "Red" and 池 (Ike) means "Pond".
AKANO Japanese
赤野 (Akano) means "Red Field" in Japanese. Akano is also on the first name site.
赤 (Aka) means "Red" and 城 (Shiro) means "Castle". Aoi Akashiro is an anime television series writer.
丹 (Aka) means "Red" and 月 (Tsuki) means "Moon". This surname is a reference to what the moon looks like during a lunar eclipse, I suppose. An example of someone with this surname, is Natsumi Akatsuki, the light novel author behind "KonoSuba ".
AKATSUTSUMI Japanese (Rare)
赤 (Aka) means "Red" and 堤 (Tsustumi) means "River Bank" This is the surname of the Japanese adapted version of Blossom from Power Puff Girls, as an example. The source is in the notes
AKEMI Japanese
This most likely comes from Ake means "Bright" and Mi means "Mindset". Akemi is also a Japanese first name.
AKI Japanese
Aki commonly means "Autumn" and "Bright,Luminous" as a first name and surname,but there's also "Rising Sun", "Crystal (Ball)" ,"Brightness,Luster" or "Obvious,Clear". First name Aki has far more kanji possibilities.
AKIMOTO Japanese
Akimoto is a surname that means Aki:"Bright,Luminous" "Autumn","Crystal (Ball)","Brightness,Luster",or "Rising Sun" and Moto:"Origin/Source/Root". Here are only some~ of the notable people with this surname: Nami Akimoto: manga artist,and Yasushi Akimoto: record producer & lyricist,there is also a lake called Akimoto.
AKINO Japanese
Aki means (1):"bright",(2):"crystal,clear",/and (3):"Autumn". No shows ownership,or means "field,wilderness".So it can mean "Of Brightness","Of Autumn","Autumn Feild",",Bright Shining Feild" etc.
AKISATO Japanese
秋 (Aki) means "Autumn" and 里 (Sato) means "Village,ri,unit of measurement, league, parent's home". A notable bearer is Wakuni Akisato, who is a manga artist.
First name Aki and surname Aki have multiple meanings depending on kanji,but the notable Akishima in Tokyo,Japan goes by the meaning of "Bright Island". This is possibly the most common kanji for it,if its not the only one used.
秋 (Aki) means "Autumn" and 篠 (Shino) means "Rope".
AMAGAI Japanese
This is a variation of Japanese surname Amaya. Ama means "Heaven(ly)" and Gai means "Valley".
AMAMIYA Japanese
Ama means "Rain" and Miya means "Shrine". A notable bearer is Sora Amamiya, a voice actress.
AMARI Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 甘 (ama) meaning "sweet" combined with 利 (ri) meaning "profit, benefit".
AMATANI Japanese
It's the same as the below surname 天谷 (Amaya), meaning "Heavenly Valley". This is simply the western Japanese pronunciation of it.
AMAYA Japanese
Ama means "Heaven(ly)" and "Ya" or "Gai" means "Valley",this pronunciation is used in eastern Japan,while the "Valley" part is pronounced "Tani" in western Japan.
AMURO Japanese
Written with kanji meaning "Relax, Cheap, Inexpensive, Low, Rested, peaceful" and "Room".
ANABUKI Japanese
It is written like this : 穴 (Ana) "Whole, pit" and 吹 (Buki) "Blow into".
From the given name Antoine.
ANZAI Japanese
From Japanese 安 (an) meaning "calm, peaceful" combined with 西 (sai) meaning "west", 斎 (sai) meaning "worship, religious meals", or 済 (sai) meaning "settle, finish".
AOBA Japanese
青 (Ao) means "Green,blue" and 葉 (Ba) means "Leaf". This surname refers to a fresh leaf. Aoba is also a Japanese first name on top of that. A notable bearer is Yukihiro Aoba, who is a professional football player... [more]
AOIKE Japanese
青 (Ao) means 'blue, green', in this case "Blue", and 池 (Ike) ... [more]
AOYAGI Japanese
Ao means "Blue, Green" and Yagi means "Willow".
AOZAKI Japanese (Rare)
Ao means "blue,somewhat green" & zaki means "blossom". So, Nobutaka "Blue Blossom",is an artist who was born in Japan,but now lives in New York as an artist who has been featured in magazines.
ARAGAKI Japanese
This is the same as Arakaki.
ARAI Japanese
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
ARAKAKI Japanese
It means "Wild Enclosure" Ara (Wild) + Kaki (Enclosure), ... [more]
ARAKAWA Japanese
From 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild, violent" or 新 (ara) meaning "new" combined with 川/河 (kawa) meaning "river, stream."
ARAKI Japanese (Rare)
Ara means "Wild" or "New" in surnames while Ki means "Tree",but the "Wild Tree" kanji/definition is more common. This name was listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.
ARATA Japanese (Rare)
Arata is a rare masculine given name and surname. Ara: "Wild" or "New" and Ta: "Rice Patty". The general reading is from the Ryukyu Islands ,but in Proper Japanese it is pronounced "Shinden" or "Nitta" often.
ARATANI Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
ARAYA Japanese (Rare)
"Wild{ara}" or "New{ara}" and "Ya{valley}". It is pronounced this way in Eastern Japan,in the west it's "Aratani".
ARIMA Japanese (Rare)
This is a surname and first name that means "Owns A Horse". In the west and in the Ryukyu Islands is where this name is mostly possessed. This is taken from the Aroma hot spring near the city of Kobe.
ARIOKA Japanese
Ari means "Exist" and Oka means"Ridge, Hill."
ARISAWA Japanese
有 (Ari) means "Exist" and 沢/澤 (Sawa) means "Swamp, Marsh". Mamizu Arisawa is a light novel author, it is likely that this isn't her real last name though, since Mamizu isn't her real first name.
ARITA Japanese (Rare)
Ari means "Has" or "Owns" and Ta means "Rice Patty". This is most is most common in west-central Japan.
有 (Ari) means "Exist" and 吉 (Yoshi) means "Fortunate, Lucky". This surname means "Fortune Exists".
From the given name: Arthur.
ASAHINA Japanese
Asa means "Morning". Hi in this surname means "Ratio, Proportion". Na means "Nara, what?". It's also a first name.
ASAKAWA Japanese
Asa ("Morning"), ("Superficial"), or ("Shallow") + Kawa ("River").
ASAKURA Japanese, Popular Culture
This surname is made with 浅 (Asa) means "Superficial, Shallow", or 朝 (Asa) meaning "Morning", and 倉/蔵 (Kura) means "Storehouse, Owns, Posesses". Azumi Asakura is a voice actress. There are a lot of fictional characters with this surname as well, such as Ryouko Asakura from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
ASATO Japanese (Rare)
There are several readings for the name but 2 are Asa:"Morning",and To:"Door,Asa:"Safe" and To:"Village". There are multiple places in the Ryukyu's (where the name originates and mostly stays) that have that name;that could've been the influence... [more]
Altered form of English Ashcroft.
From the English words Ash, referring to the "Ash Tree", and "Field".
Ashikaga is a surname that originated with samurai families. Kaga means "Flower Bud,Reed" and Ashi means "Place",but it is most commonly, ( if not always ) written with characters meaning ,"foot" and "advantage".
ASHMAN English, Anglo-Saxon
From Middle English Asheman, a byname meaning "pirate, seaman". It can also be made up of English ash referring to the "ash tree", and man. In that case, it could refer to someone who lived by ash trees... [more]
ATARI Japanese
中 (Atari) means "The Middle". Anotable bearer with this surname is Kousuke Atari, he is a self trained musician and pop singer.
AUSTEN English
A variant of the surname Austin. This exact spelling is also on the first name site.
AYANO Japanese
綾 (Aya) means "Design" and 野 (No) means "Feild". Keiko Ayano from Sword Art Online is a simple example of this surname existing, and also a notable bearer.
A variant transcription of Ayanokouji that means "Design small road".
綾 (Ayano) means "Design", 小 (Kou) means "Small, Little", and 路 (Ji) means "Road."
BABA Japanese
Means "riding ground" in Japanese from 馬 (ba) "horse" combined with 場 (ba) "place, ground, field".
BANDO Japanese
This may be inaccurate, but Family Education says it means " East of The Slope", referring to eastern provinces of Osaka (lit. "Great Slope"). It's most popular in eastern Japan, where it originates from.
BARNEY English
It probably came from the given name Barney, if nothing else.
From the medieval diminutive Velasco, from the Basque word 'bela' meaning "crow", and the diminutive suffix 'sko'.
BURCH English
Variant of Birch.
BURT English
From the given name, which is a short form of Burton.
BUSHIDA Japanese
Bushi means "Warrior, Samurai" and Da means "Rice Paddy, Field".
CHABASHIRA Japanese (Rare)
This is a food related surname. 茶 (Cha) literally means "{Green} Tea" and 柱 (Hashira) means "Pillar", turning into 'Bashira'. A tea pillar is a tea stalk pointing vertically, in Japan this is considered "good luck"... [more]
CHIBANA Japanese
千 (Chi) means "A Thousand, One Thousand" and 花 (Bana) is a variation of Hana, meaning "Blossom, Flower". A male notable bearer, is Choshin Chibana. He was a martial artist who created his own form of karate... [more]
Chika means "Near" and Fuji means "Wisteria".
CHINO Japanese (Rare)
Written with characters Chi ("Micanthus Reed") and No ("Feild").
CHISAKA Japanese
Chi means "One Thousand" and Saka means "Slope,Hill".
From the given name Clarence.
DANGER English (Rare), Pop Culture
This has been seen in records of the most uncommon American surnames. It has also been used in popular culture, in the show Henry Danger. Although, it's not the character's actual last name.
DAX English
Either derived from the town of Dax in France or from the Old English given name Dæcca (of unknown meaning).
DENTON English
"Valley Town" in Old English, where the given name Denton comes from.
DOBB English
From a nickname of Robert, a variant is Dobbs.
DOI Japanese
Do ("Earth") + I ("Habitation") or ("Well, Mineshaft") in a different region. "Earth Well" is used mainly in the west and in Shikoku, the "Earth Habitation" kanji is used in eastern Japan. This name isn't rare and considered out of the ordinary, but it's uncommon to the ears.
DOTANI Japanese (Rare)
戸 (Do) meaning "Door" or 藤 (Do) meaning "Wisteria". 谷 (Tani) means "Valley".
EJIRI Japanese
江 (E) "Inlet,River" and 尻 (Jiri) "Behind ,Rear".
ENATSU Japanese
江 (E) means "River,Inlet" and 夏 (natsu) means "Summer". A notable bearer is Yutaka Enatsu who used to be a pitcher for the Hanshin Tigers. Enatsu is also on the first name sight. They both don't occur much.
ENOKIDA Japanese
榎 (Enoki) means "Hackle/Chinese Nettle Berry Tree", and 田 (Da) means Rice Paddy, Field". A notable bearer with this family name is Daiki Enokida, who is a professional baseball player.
ETO Japanese
江 (E) means "River, Inlet" and 藤 (To) means "Wisteria".
ETOU Japanese
The same as Eto.
This surname most likely means, "Field Man", if it's not derived from the English words themselves.
FUJI Japanese
This is a common surname, but is even more commonly attached to other to other name elements, like Fujimoto, Fujiyama, etc. It means "Wisteria" (藤).
It is a variation of Fujiwara, Fuji "Wisteria" and Hara "Plain". These different sounds are used depending on the family who possesses it.
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Hashi means "Bridge".
FUJIKI Japanese, Popular Culture
藤 (Fuji) means "Wisteria" and 木 (Ki) means "Tree". A notable bearer is Yusaku Fujiki, the protagonist of 'Yu-Gi-Oh!'.
Fuji means "Wisteria", No means "of", and Miya means "Shrine".
藤 (Fuji) means "Wisteria" and 里 (Sato) means "Hamlet, Village".
FUJIURA Japanese (Rare)
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Ura means "Bay,Beach".
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Yoshi means "Lucky, Fortunate".
FUKAGAI Japanese
This might've originated in eastern Japan, because in the west, it will be pronounced "Fukatani" instead. ... [more]
FUKAMI Japanese
深 (Fuka) means "Deep" and 見 (Mi) means "View, Mindset, See".
Fuku ("Fortunate") + Naga ("Eternity") or possiby ("Long, Cheif"). An especially notable bearer of this surnme is Gen Fukunaga an American-Japanese founder and president of Funimation. He was born in Hyogo,Japan but resides in Texas to help interpret anime for Americans and Canadians to this day.
FURUYA Japanese
This possibly means "Old, Ancient Valley".
FUTABA Japanese
Futa can mean "A Pair" or "Two" with different kanji, and Ba meaning "Leaf". Futaba is also a feminine first name.
From Japanese 二 or 双 (futa) "A Pair, Two" and 村 (mura) "Village, Hamlet".
FUYUKI Japanese
Fuyuki is also a first name, it most likely means "Winter Tree", written like this: 冬木.
A notable bearer, is astronomer Galileo Galilei.
GAO Chinese
This surname is written with the character meaning "Tall, High": 高. A notable bearer, is Guiying Gao, a female revolutionary army commander.
GODA Japanese (Rare)
Go ("Connected to") + Da ("Rice Paddy"). This is mostly on Shikoku Island.
The Gol part has uncertain meaning, but Ton means "Town".
GOODKIND English (Rare)
From the English words "good kind".
GOTO Japanese
It is written three ways: Go meaning "Behind", To meaning "Wisteria", or Go meaning "Five" and To meaning "Island". This is considered a common Japanese surname. The Wisteria part is thought to be linked to the Fujiwara clan... [more]
GOTOH Japanese
The same as Goto.
GOYA Japanese (Rare)
This may be wrong---- This is variously written. It is usually written with characters meaning "Barbarian Room" or "Give Room". This is mostly in the Ryukyu Islands. ... [more]
HADA Japanese
This is another reading of Haneda/Hata. Ha means "Plume, Feather, Wing" and Da means "Rice Paddy/Patty".
HAGA Japanese
Ha means "Fragrance,Aroma" and Ga means "Congratulations". It's mostly in the northeastern Japan, and most likely comes from the place name in Tochigi Prefecture.
HAGINO Japanese
Hagi means "Bush Clover" and No means "Field, Plain, Wilderness". A notable bearer is Kosuke Hagino, a competitive swimmer.
HAJIME Japanese (Rare)
From the given name HAJIME meaning "beginning". A notable bearer is Japanese singer Chitose Hajime.
HAMA Japanese
Hama means "Beach, Seashore".
Hama means "Seashore, Beach" and Mura means "Village, Hamlet". A notable bearer of the surname is Jun Hamamura, he was an actor.
It's the same as Hamasaki, it's just a different transcription and pronunciation. Tatsuya Hamzazaki wrote the light novel adaptation of the anime Absolute Boy.
HAMSON English
A variant of Hampson.
HANAE Arabic (Maghrebi)
From a Moroccan transcription of the Arabic name Hana (1) or Hanaa.
HANAI Japanese
Hana means "Blossom, Flower" and I means "Well, Pit, Mine shaft, Ditch".
Hana means "Flower" and Mura means "Hamlet, Village." A notable bearer is Norikatsu Hanamura, an actor. Other bearers are in the notes.
HANDA Japanese
This surname means "Half of a Rice Paddy", with 半 (Han) and 田 (Da).
HANEDA Japanese
Hane means "Wing, Feather, Plume" and Da means "Feild, Rice Patty/Paddy". This is predominantly in Eastern Japan.
Hara means "Plain" or "Field", while Guchi literally means "Mouth".
Hara means "Plain (wilderness, field)" and Moto means "Origin".
HARUKI Japanese
Haruki is a first name on the other site. For the surname Haruki (春木), it means "Spring Season Tree". A notable bearer is Hiroshi Haruki, who was a Japanese mathematician.
HARUNA Japanese
The surname 春名 (Haruna) means "Spring {season} Name". Notable bearers are Masaki Haruna, and Mika Haruna. Mika is swimmer, and Masaki went with the stage name 'Klaha', when he was a vocalist for Malice Mizer... [more]
HASHI Japanese
Hashi means "Bridge".
Hashi means "Bridge" and Guchi means "Mouth". This is the surname of Chiyomi Hashiguchi, who was a mangaka.
Bluntly speaking, this is Kurahashi backwards.
橋 (Hashi) means "Bridge" and 岡 (Oka) means "Hill, Ridge".
Hashi means "Bridge" and Tani means "Valley".
橋 (Hashi) means "Bridge" and 山 (Yama) means "Mountain".
HATA Japanese
This is an ancient surname that is another form of Hada/Haneda. Ha means "Feather, Plume, Wing" and Ta means "Feild, Rice Patty/Paddy".
HATAYA Japanese
幡 (Hata) means "Field" and 谷 (Ya) means "Valley". ... [more]
It is written as Ha ("Long,Cheif"), the same as "Naga", + Ya ("Valley") + Gawa ("River"). It's possibly written the same way Hayakawa was submitted, because these are just variations of one another... [more]
HAYAMA Japanese
I have no idea how its most commonly written, but according to Hi!penpal, the surname can be written in 7 different ways...with some meaning "Leaf Mountain", "Wing Mountain", "Fast Horse", and "Fast Pause".
早 (Haya) means "Fast, Early" and 坂 (Saka) means "Slope, Hill". Only one of the notables bearers, is Fumio Hayasaka. He was a composer before the mid 1900's.
Hayashi (林) means "Forest", and Bara means "Plain".
HENG Chinese
This is the surname of Emperor Li, known by other names also. Heng was his personal last name.
HENNE English
From a diminutive of Henry.
HENNES English
From the diminutive of Henry.
A variant of Hibbert, ultimately coming from Hilbert to begin with.
HIBBS English
This possibly derived from a medieval diminutive, similar to Hobbs for Robert.
HIDAKA Japanese
From Japanese 日 (hi) meaning "day, sun" combined with 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high".
Higashi means "East" and Yama means "Mountain".
HINODE Japanese
日 (Hi) means "Sun, Day", ノ (No) is a particle, 出 (De) means "Come Out". This surname means "Sunrise" in Japanese. It is uncommon, as a last name and a first name as well.
Hira means "Peace, Flat" and Kawa means "Stream, River".
Hira means "Peace, Levelness, Flat" and Matsu means "Pine (tree)". Akiko Hiramatsu is a voice actress.
HIRANO Japanese
Hira means "Peace" and No means "Field,Area,Meadow,etc." This is considered a generally common Japanese last name,it is ranked within the top 1000's at least,if not always in the 100's. A notable person with this surname is Aya Hirano,a singer and voice actress,for "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya",for example.
Hira means "Peace" and Saka means "Hill, Slope".
Hira means "Flat, Even, Peace, Level" and Sawa means "Swamp, Marsh".
Hira meaning "Peace" and Tani meaning "Valley". In other regions of Japan, this name could be pronounced "Hiragai, Hiragaya, or Hiraya" by accident, depending on the region it's taken to. I think this originates from the south.
Hiro means "Wide" and Sawa means "Swamp, Marsh".
HIROTA Japanese
It probably means "Wide Rice Paddy, Broad Field".
Hisa (久) "Long ago, Long lasting" and Matsu (松) "Pine".
HITOTOSE Japanese (Rare)
Regardless of Hitotose's pronunciation, it literally consists of the kanji for "all 4 seasons : Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter" in that order.
一 (Hitotsu) means "One" and 柳 (Yanagi) means "Willow".
HODSEN English
Variant of Hodson.
HOKINOUE Japanese (Rare)
Hoki means "Cave, Grotto, Den", No means "of, therefore", and Ue means "Upper, Top, Above". A notable bearer is Kota Hokinoue, he is a wheelchair athlete. If you want the sources, they're in the notes for you.
HORI Japanese
"Moat" or Ho ("Protect") + Ri ("Benefit,Profit,Gain") are both used for this surname.
HORIE Japanese (Rare)
For notable bearers Yui Horie and Mitsuko Horie, the Hori means "Moat" and E means "Inlet, River". Mitsuko Horie and Yui Horie are voice actresses and singers.
掘 (Hori) means "Moat" and 米 (Gome) means "Rice, America". A notable bearer with this surname is Yuki Horigome, a footballer.
HORIKITA Japanese (Rare)
Hori ("Moat"),this can also be used: Ho ("Protect") + Ri ("Benefit,Profit,Gain") + Kita ("North").
HORINO Japanese
Hori means "Moat" and No means "Field, Wilderness."
Hoshi means "Star" and Miya means "Shrine".
HOSHINO Japanese
From Japanese 星 (hoshi) meaning "star" combined with 野 (no) meaning "area, field".
HOSHIZAKI Japanese (Rare)
Hoshi means "Star" and Zaki comes from Saki meaning "Cape, Peninsula, Promontory". There used to be a Hoshizaki Castle in Nagoya, owned by the Okada family. If this last name actually still lingers Japan, it rarely ever does.
HOSODA Japanese
This surname is made up of 細 (Hoso) meaning "Fine, Thin, Narrow" and 田 (Da) means "Rice Paddy, Rice Field".
IBUKI Japanese
It is written like this: 伊 I meaning "that one" + 吹 Buki meaning "blow into". Ibuki is also a first name .
Ichi means "One" (in rarer cases its written with the character meaning "Market"). Hashi means "Bridge". My source is in the notes.
ICHINO Japanese
This is used : Ichi meaning "Market, or "One", and No meaning "Feild". A notable bearer is Yuyu Ichino, who is a manga illustrator.
IEIRI Japanese (Rare)
家 (Ie) means "Building, Residency, Family, Dwelling, Home, Habitation", and 入 (Iri) means "Enter, Input". Together, it is a Japanese word meaning "House Entry". A notable bearer is Kazuma Ieiri, a founder, and director, and more.
IEKAMI Japanese
Ie means "Home" and Kami could mean "God" or "Upper".
IKE Japanese
池 (Ike) means "Pond, Pool" in Japanese.
IKEMOTO Japanese
池 (Ike) means "Pond, Pool" and 本 (Moto) means "Origin, Source, Root". A notable bearer is Masahito Ikemoto, who is an anime producer.
IKESUGI Japanese
池 (Ike) means "Pond, Pool" and 杉 (Sugi) means "Cedar Tree".
IKUTA Japanese
Iku means "Genuine, Life, Birth" and Ta means "Feild, Rice Paddy".
IMAI Japanese
From Japanese 今 (ima) meaning "now, present" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
IMAISHI Japanese
今 (Ima) means "Now, Present" and 石 (Ishi) means "Stone". This was within the 1009's of most used Japanese surnames in 2012.
I means "That one, Italy", Maru means "Round, Circle", and Oka means "Hill, Ridge".
IMATA Japanese
See Konda. Ima = "Now" + Da "Rice Paddy".
INAMURA Japanese
Ina means "Rice" and Mura means "Hamlet, Village".
INUGAMI Japanese (Rare), Japanese Mythology
Inu means "Dog" and Gami means "God". There might be more ways than this, but the previously stated are the more standard readings. This is also a Japanese mythological creature, this might actually be the origin of the name itself.
INUI Japanese
Inu means "Dog" and I means "Well, Mineshaft, Pit", etc.
INUKAI Japanese
Inu means "Dog" and Kai means "Keeper". This surname means "Dog Keeper".
INUKAMI Japanese (Rare), Japanese
The same as Inugami, it means "Dog God".
Ishi means "Stone" and Guro is just a form of Kuro, meaning "Black". Hiroshi Ishiguro was the director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory.
Ishi means "Stone" and Moto means "Source,Root, Origin".
Ishi means "Stone" and Uchi means "Inside".
Ishi means "Stone" and Zuka means "Mound".
ISOGAI Japanese
Iso meeans "Beach" and Gai means "Valley."
IWAE Japanese
Iwae means "Stone, Rock" and E means "Bay, Creek, Inlet". It can possibly written other ways as well.
IWAMOTO Japanese
Iwa means "Stone" and Moto means "Origin". A notable bearer is Akiko Iwamoto is a Japanese rower who competed in the 2012 Olympics.
IWANO Japanese
Iwa means "Stone" and No means "Field".
IWAOKA Japanese
Iwa means "Stone" and Oka means "Ridge".
IWASAKI Japanese
Iwa means "Rock, Stone" and Saki means "Peninsula".
Iwa means "Stone,Rock", Shi means "Pure, Purify, Excorise, Clean", and Mizu means "Water".
JEFSON English
"Son of Jef".
JESSIE English
Possibly a variant of Jessey, an occupational name for someone making jesses (a short strap fastened around the leg of a bird used in falconry).
Variant of Josephson meaning "Son of Joseph."
KABE Japanese (Rare)
Ka ("Increase,Step Up"), ... [more]
KADOKAWA Japanese (Rare)
Kado means "Gate" and Kawa means "River". This surname means "Gated River".
KADOMATSU Japanese (Rare)
Kado ("Gate") + Matsu ("Pine Tree").
KADOSHIMA Japanese (Rare)
I don't want to assume it's rare but it's definitely uncommon. Kado means "Gate" and Shima means "Island".
KADOTA Japanese (Rare)
Kado means "Gate" and ... [more]
KAJIURA Japanese (Rare)
Kaji means "Wind" and Ura means "Seacoast, Bay". A notable bearer is Yuki Kajiura, a musician and producer that has worked for different anime series. A similar surname is Chiura.
Kaki means "Persimmon" and Mura means and it could mean "Village" or "Hamlet", which is usually smaller than a village.
Kaki means "Persimmon" and Numa means "Swamp".
KAKU Japanese
Kaku must mean "Draw", because the full name "Kaku Michi" means "Draw Path". It got kinda popular due its meaning.
Kamiyama (written: 神山 lit. "god mountain" or 上山 lit. "upper mountain") is a Japanese surname.
KAMORI Japanese
Ka means "Increase, Step Up" or "Congratulation" and Mori means "Forest".
KANBE Japanese
It's written as Kan meaning "God, Deity" and Be meaning "Door".
Kara means "Larch" (green needles poking from a tree) and Matsu means "Pine/Fur Tree".
Kashiwa ("Oak") + Bara from Hara ,("Plain").
KASHIWADA Japanese (Rare)
Kashiwa ("Oak") + Da ("Rice Field/Patty"). Takashi Kashiwada is a retired Professional baseball player.
KASHIWADE Japanese (Rare)
This family name made of two symbols literally means "Chef". It sounds a lot like Kashiwada, but nothing alike kanji wise.
KASHIWADO Japanese (Rare)
The kanji used is Kashiwa ("Oak") + Do ("Door"). Kashiwado Tsuyoshi was a Japanese sumo wrestler.
柏 (Kashiwa) refers to the Japanese "emperor/ daimyo oak tree" and 枝 (Eda) means "Bough, Twig, Limb, Knot, Branch, Twig".
KAWA Japanese
"River, Stream".
Kawa means "River" and Hara means "Plain".
KAWAI Japanese (Rare)
Kawa means "River" and I means "Well,Mine shaft,or pit" or possibly I meaning "Rely on". This is written in more ways than this.
川 (Kawa) means "River" and 北 (Kita) means "North".
Kawa means "Stream, River" and Naka means "Middle".
Nishikawa backwards, Kawa means "River, Stream" and Nishi means "West".
Kawa means "River, Stream" and Shita means "Under, Below".
KAYANO Japanese (Rare), Brazilian
Kaya means "yew tree",and No means "field,meadow,wilderness".People with this last name are Kayano Gonbei (a samurai),Ai Kayano(a voice actress of MANY characters /more than 30),and Shigeru Kayano(an Ainu politician who lived well up to 2006)... [more]
KICHIDA Japanese
It is the same as Yoshida, it means "Lucky, Fortunate Rice Paddy/ Field". This seems to be less common than Yoshida.
This surname could be made up of 木 (Ki) meaning "Tree, Wood", 貴 (Ki) meaning "Valuabele", or 喜 (Ki) meaning "Rejoice", with 田 (Da) meaning "Rice Paddy, Field", and 村 (Mura) means "Hamlet, Village"... [more]
KIHARA Japanese
Ki ("Tree, Wood") + Hara ("Plain").
From Japanese 木 (ki) meaning "tree", 之 (no), an element meaning "of", and 下 (shita) meaning "below, under".
Kinu means "cloth" while Gasa means "hat". This "Cloth Hat" surname belongs to Teinosuke Kinugasa,and actor who lived long in the late 1900's,Sachio Kinugasa is a former football player and Tatsuya Kinugasa is a former medley swimmer.There's also a stadium & railway station with this name.
Kiri means "Paulownia" and Mura means "Village".
KIRIYA Japanese
Kiri means "Paulownia Tree" and Ya means "Valley). There are many ways to pronounce the Japanese word for valley, such as Tani, Gaya, etc. This depends on the region.
Kita means "North" and Hara means "Plain, Field, Wilderness."
KITANO Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning "north" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
KITAO Japanese
Kita means "North" and O means "Tail".
KITAOKA Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning "north" and 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".
A variation of the popular surname "Shimizu". 清 (Kiyo) means "Pure, Clean" and 水 (Mizu) means "Water".
KOBASHI Japanese
Ko ("Small") + Bashi from Hashi ("Bridge").
KODAIRA Japanese
Ko means "Small" and Daira means "Peace, Level". A notable bearer: Nao Kodaira, who is is a Japanese long track speed skater. It can also be pronounced "Kohira".
KOHIRA Japanese
The same as Kodaira. Naonori Kohira is a Japanese photojournalist and media producer.
Koi means "Love", Ga is a language particle, Ku means "Long Time", and Bo means "Guarantee, Protect". This is possibly a rare surname, although a few (if not less) fictional characters possesses this family name... [more]
KOIWAI Japanese, Pop Culture
Ko means "Small", Iwa means "Stone", and I means "Well". Fictional characters with this last name: Yotsuba from the manga "Yotsuba&!" and Yoshino Koiwai from "Masamune-kun's Revenge" are examples of this.
KOKAWA Japanese
This is the same thing as Ogawa.
KOMATSU Japanese
Ko usually means "Small",but on the contrary the kanji used for "Ko" in certain surnames can strangely be "Big,Great". See Daisuke or Tai for the kanji sometimes used. Matsu means "Pine Tree".
KOMATSUZAKI Japanese (Rare)
Ko ("Small") + Matsu ("Pine Tree") + Zaki ("Peninsula, Cape"). This is a uncommon name, but it has kanji that 90% of Japanese family names have.
KOMIYA Japanese
小 (Ko) means "Small" and 宮 (Miya) means "Shrine".
KONAKA Japanese
小 (Ko) means "Small" and 中 (Naka) means "Middle".
KONPARU Japanese
Kon means "Gold" and Paru is a form of Haru, meaning "Spring Season". Sources are in the notes
KOSAKA Japanese
This is last name means small "Small Slope", Ko (small), Saka (slope).
KOSUGI Japanese
Ko ("Small") + Sugi ("Cedar"). Jurota Kosugi is a Japanese voice actor.
KOTANI Japanese
Ko means "Small" and Tani means "Valley".
KOTSUKI Japanese
This is another way to pronounce and spell Kozuki.
KOZUKI Japanese
As far as I know, it doesn't mean "Small Moon". It has this kanji: 上月 (literally "above" and "moon", but it probably implies that the moon is above us in the sky).
KUHARA Japanese (Rare)
Ku ("Long time") + Hara ("Plain").
KUJIRA Japanese (Rare)
Kujira is an uncommon Japanese surname and first name that literally means "whale".
KUMAKI Japanese (Rare)
The kanji in Anri Kumaki's name reads, Kuma ("Bear") + Ki ("Tree"). She is a singer and songwriter. There might be other combinations too, probably being , Ku ("Long Time") + Maki ("Shepard").
Kuni means "Land, Large Place" and can also refer to a country,but not always. Matsu means "Pine Tree". Okao Kunimatsu was a professional wrestler.
KURAHASHI Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
Kura means "Storehouse" and Hashi means "Bridge". More than a few anime characters have this surname in their own respective shows.
KURAMA Japanese
Kurama is a rare Japanese masculine given name. The surname often means "Owns, Posess, Storehouse, Horse".
倉 (Kura) means "Owns, Storehouse, Posesses" and 沢 (Sawa) means "Marsh, Swamp".
KURATA Japanese
Kura has two possible kanji both meaning "Storehouse" and ta is "Rice Patty".
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Bayashi is a more easily pronounced variant of Hayashi, which means "Forest, Grove".
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Hashi means "Bridge" in Japanese.
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Moto means "Origin, Source, Root".
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Yama means "Mountain".
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Zuka comes from Tsuka, meaning "Mound". This surname belongs to Asahi Kurizuka, an actor.
KUROGI Japanese
Variant of Kuroki, Kuro means "Black" and Gi means "Tree, Wood".
Kuro means "Black" and Hashi means "Bridge".
KUROKO Japanese (Rare)
Kuro means "Black" and Ko means "Child". A notable bearer is Tetsuya Kuroko from Kuroko no Basket. The source is in the notes.
Kuro means "Black" and Miya means "Shrine".
Kuro means "Black" and Saka means "Hill, Slope".
Kuro means "Black" and Yanagi means "Willow".
KUSHIDA Japanese (Rare)
This surname is written multiple ways, Kushi meaning "Skewer" or "Comb" (these are different kanji),and da is "Rice Paddy".
KUSHIEDA Japanese (Rare)
Eda means "Branch", as for Kushi, the kanji in it that I have seen is not "Skewer", so it possibly means "Comb".
Kuwa means "Mulberry Tree" and Bara's a variant of Hara, meaning "Plain, Field".
Kuwa ("Mulberry") + Hara ("Plain"). Yuki Kuwahara is a voice actress.
KUWAKO Japanese
Kuwa means "Mulberry Tree" and Ko means "Child, Sign of the Rat, 1st of the Chinese Zodiac."