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
From Japanese 安 (a) meaning "peace" or 足 (a) meaning "leg, foot" and 達 (tachi), a plural marker, or 立 (tachi) meaning "stand".
ADACHIHARA Japanese
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.
AKASHIRO Japanese
赤 (Aka) means "Red" and 城 (Shiro) means "Castle". Aoi Akashiro is an anime television series writer.
AKATSUKI Japanese
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 Popular Culture
Combination of 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 堤 (tsutsumi) meaning "bank, embankment, dike," used on the character Momoko Akatsutsumi (赤堤 ももこ) in the anime 'Powerpuff Girls Z', the anime adaptation of the Cartoon Network series 'The Powerpuff Girls' (the character in question being equivalent to Blossom in the original cartoon).... [more]
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
From Japanese 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn" and 元 or 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
AKINO Japanese
From Japanese 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness" or 乃 (no) meaning "from".
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.
AKISHIMA Japanese
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.
AKISHINO Japanese
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
From Japanese 雨 (ama) meaning "rain" and 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace". A notable bearer of this surname is voice actress and singer Sora Amamiya (雨宮 天 Amamiya Sora, 1993–).
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
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "heaven" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".
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".
ANTOINE French
From the given name ANTOINE.
ANZAI Japanese
From Japanese 安 (an) meaning "peace" and 西 (sai) meaning "west", 斎 (sai) meaning "purification, worship", 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
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" and 垣 (kaki) meaning "hedge, fence".
ARAI Japanese
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new, natural" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, sparse, wild" and 井 (i) meaning "well".
ARAKAKI Japanese
Alternate romanization of ARAGAKI.
ARAKAWA Japanese
From 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild, violent" or 新 (ara) meaning "new" combined with 川/河 (kawa) meaning "river, stream."
ARAKI Japanese
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, sparse, wild" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
ARATA Japanese
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, sparse, wild" or 新 (ara) meaning "new, natural" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
ARATANI Japanese
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" and 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".
ARIOKA Japanese
From Japanese 有 (ari) meaning "have, possess" and 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".
ARISAWA Japanese
From Japanese 有 (ari) meaning "have, possess" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
ARITA Japanese
From Japanese 有 (ari) meaning "have, possess" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
ARIYOSHI Japanese
From Japanese 有 (ari) meaning "have, possess" and 吉 (yoshi) meaning "lucky, good".
ARTHURS English
From the given name: ARTHUR.
ASAHINA Japanese
From Japanese 朝 (asa) meaning "morning", 比 (hi) meaning "comparison, match, equal" or 日 (hi) meaning "sun, day", and 奈 (na), a phonetic character.
ASAKAWA Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" and 川 or 河 (kawa) meaning "river".
ASAKURA Japanese
From Japanese 朝 (asa) meaning "morning", 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow", or 麻 (asa) meaning "hemp" and 倉 (kura) meaning "warehouse, storehouse".
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]
ASHCRAFT English
Altered form of English ASHCROFT.
ASHFIELD English
From the English words ASH, referring to the "Ash Tree", and "Field".
ASHIKAGA Japanese
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.
AYANOKOJI Japanese
A variant transcription of Ayanokouji that means "Design small road".
AYANOKOUJI Japanese
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.
BLASQUEZ Spanish
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]
CHIKAFUJI Japanese
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".
CLARENCE English
From the given name CLARENCE.
DANGER English (Rare), Popular 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... [more]
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.
FIELDMAN English
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... [more]
FUJIHARA Japanese
It is a variation of Fujiwara, Fuji "Wisteria" and Hara "Plain". These different sounds are used depending on the family who possesses it.
FUJIHASHI Japanese
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!'.
FUJINOMIYA Japanese
FUJI means "Wisteria", No means "of", and MIYA means "Shrine".
FUJISATO Japanese
藤 (Fuji) means "Wisteria" and 里 (Sato) means "Hamlet, Village".
FUJIURA Japanese (Rare)
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Ura means "Bay,Beach".
FUJIYOSHI Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 吉 (yoshi) meaning "lucky, good".
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".
FUKUNAGA Japanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "good luck, good fortune" and 永 (naga) meaning "eternity, long".
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.
FUTAMURA Japanese
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.
GALILEI Italian
A notable bearer, is astronomer GALILEO Galilei.
GAO Chinese
From Chinese 高 (gāo) meaning "tall, high".
GODA Japanese (Rare)
Go ("Connected to") + Da ("Rice Paddy"). This is mostly on Shikoku Island.
GOLSTON English
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".
HAMAMURA Japanese
From Japanese 浜, 濱 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
HAMSON English
A variant of HAMPSON.
HAN Japanese
Notable bearers are Megumi and Keiko Han, actresses.
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".
HANAMURA Japanese
From Japanese 花 (hana) meaning "flower" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
HANDA Japanese
From Japanese 半 (han) meaning "half" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
HANEDA Japanese
Hane means "Wing, Feather, Plume" and Da means "Feild, Rice Patty/Paddy". This is predominantly in Eastern Japan.
HARAGUCHI Japanese
From Japanese 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
HARAMOTO Japanese
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".
HASHIGUCHI Japanese
From Japanese 橋 (hashi) meaning "bridge" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
HASHIKURA Japanese
Bluntly speaking, this is KURAHASHI backwards.
HASHIOKA Japanese
From Japanese 橋 (hashi) meaning "bridge" and 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".
HASHITANI Japanese
Hashi means "Bridge" and Tani means "Valley".
HASHIYAMA Japanese
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]
HAYAGAWA Japanese
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".
HAYASAKA Japanese
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.
HAYASHIBARA Japanese
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.
HIBBERTS English
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 "sun, day" and 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high".
HIGASHIYAMA Japanese
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.
HIRAKAWA Japanese
From Japanese 平 (hira) meaning "level, even, peaceful" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
HIRAMATSU Japanese
From Japanese 平 (hira) meaning "level, even, peaceful" and 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree".
HIRASAKA Japanese
Hira means "Peace" and Saka means "Hill, Slope".
HIRASAWA Japanese
From Japanese 平 (hira) meaning "level, even, peaceful" and 沢, 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
HIRATANI Japanese
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.
HIROSAWA Japanese
Hiro means "Wide" and Sawa means "Swamp, Marsh".
HIROTA Japanese
It probably means "Wide Rice Paddy, Broad Field".
HISAMATSU Japanese
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.
HITOTSUYANAGI Japanese
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.
HORIGOME Japanese
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."
HOSHIMIYA Japanese
Hoshi means "Star" and Miya means "Shrine".
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... [more]
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 .
ICHIHASHI Japanese
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
From Japanese 池 (ike) meaning "pool, pond" and 本 or 元 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
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.
IMARUOKA Japanese
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
From Japanese 稲 (ina) meaning "rice plant" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, 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
From Japanese 犬 (inu) meaning "dog" and 飼 (kai) meaning "domesticate, raise".
INUKAMI Japanese (Rare), Japanese
The same as Inugami, it means "Dog God".
ISHIGURO Japanese
Ishi means "Stone" and Guro is just a form of Kuro, meaning "Black". Hiroshi Ishiguro was the director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory.
ISHIMOTO Japanese
Ishi means "Stone" and Moto means "Source,Root, Origin".
ISHITSUKA Japanese
"Stone mound".
ISHIUCHI Japanese
Ishi means "Stone" and Uchi means "Inside".
ISHIZUKA Japanese
Ishi means "Stone" and Zuka means "Mound". Its a variant of Ishitsuka.
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
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning "cliff, rocks" and 崎 (saki) meaning "peninsula, cape".
IWASHIMIZU Japanese
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).
JOSEPHSEN English
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.
KAKASHI Japanese
This might come from the given name.
KAKIMURA Japanese
Kaki means "Persimmon" and Mura means and it could mean "Village" or "Hamlet", which is usually smaller than a village.
KAKINUMA Japanese
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 Japanese
From Japanese 神 (kami) meaning "god" or 上 (kami) meaning "above, upper" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
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".
KARAMATSU Japanese
Kara means "Larch" (green needles poking from a tree) and MATSU means "Pine/Fur Tree".
KASHIWABARA Japanese
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.
KASHIWAEDA Japanese
柏 (Kashiwa) refers to the Japanese "emperor/ daimyo oak tree" and 枝 (Eda) means "Bough, Twig, Limb, Knot, Branch, Twig".
KAWA Japanese
"River, Stream".
KAWAHARA Japanese
From Japanese 川 or 河 (kawa) meaning "river" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, 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.
KAWAKITA Japanese
川 (Kawa) means "River" and 北 (Kita) means "North".
KAWANAKA Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 中 (naka) meaning "middle".
KAWANISHI Japanese
NISHIKAWA backwards, Kawa means "River, Stream" and Nishi means "West".
KAWASHITA Japanese
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.
KIDAMURA Japanese
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").
KIKUYA Japanese
"Chrysanthemum valley."
KINOSHITA Japanese
From Japanese 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood", an unwritten possessive marker 之 (no), and 下 (shita) meaning "under, below".
KINUGASA Japanese
From Japanese 衣 (kinu) meaning "clothing, clothes" and 笠 (kasa) meaning "bamboo hat".
KIRIMURA Japanese
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.
KITAHARA Japanese
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 "hill, ridge".
KIYOMIZU Japanese
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.
KOIGAKUBO Japanese
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, Popular 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
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" and 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir 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.
KOUMOTO Japanese
It might mean "light source origin".
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").
KUNIMATSU Japanese
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".
KURASAWA Japanese
倉 (Kura) means "Owns, Storehouse, Posesses" and 沢 (Sawa) means "Marsh, Swamp".
KURATA Japanese
From Japanese 倉 or 蔵 (kura) meaning "warehouse, storehouse" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
KURIBAYASHI Japanese
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Bayashi is a more easily pronounced variant of Hayashi, which means "Forest, Grove".
KURIHASHI Japanese
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Hashi means "Bridge" in Japanese.
KURIMOTO Japanese
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Moto means "Origin, Source, Root".
KURIYAMA Japanese
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Yama means "Mountain".
KURIZUKA Japanese
Kuri means "Chestnut" and Zuka comes from Tsuka, meaning "Mound". This surname belongs to ASAHI Kurizuka, an actor.
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