Browse Submitted Surnames

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the person who added the name is ShioTanbo1.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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
From Japanese 市 (ichi) meaning "market" and 橋 (hashi) meaning "bridge".
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" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
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
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning "cliff, rocks" and 本 or 元 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Iwano Japanese
Iwa means "Stone" and No means "Field".
Iwaoka Japanese
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning "cliff, rocks" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Iwasaki Japanese
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning "cliff, rocks" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
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]
Kahale Hawaiian
"The house".
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.
Kamimura Japanese
Christy Kamimura
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".
Kaneniwa Japanese
"Golden garden."
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".
Katsu Japanese
Kawa Japanese
"River, Stream".
Kawahara Japanese
From Japanese 川 or 河 (kawa) meaning "river" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Kawai Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
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]
Kaze Japanese
Kendy English (?)
Variant of Kindy(?).
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]
Kikuya Japanese
"Chrysanthemum valley."
Kindy English
"From Kinder".
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".
Kinukawa Japanese
"Silk river".
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.
Kishlansky Russian (?)
Mark Kishlansky was a historian.
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".
Klaarwater German
"Clear water."
Klarwasser German
"Clear water."
Kobashi Japanese
Ko ("Small") + Bashi from Hashi ("Bridge").
Kobasigawa Japanese (Anglicized)
The more common form of Kobashigawa in the Western world.
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.