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.
Mishima Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
Miso Japanese (Rare)
Miso is made up of two symbols literally referred to "Miso Soup". According to a Japanese site, less than 140 people in Japan possess this last name.
Miyako Japanese (Rare)
Miyako means "Capital", but as a last name, it usually has the same characters as Kyoto.
Mizufuka Japanese
I believe it is written like this: 水付加. In that case, it probably means "Increasing with water".
Mizuguchi Japanese
"Water mouth/opening".
Mizuhara Japanese (Rare)
Mizu ("Water") + Hara ("Plain"). Possibly pronounced "bara" or "wara" in different regions
Mizunokoji Popular Culture
I'm not sure if thIs an actual Japanese last name, all I know is that this written in an irregular way for the fictional characters Asuka and Tabimaro from Urusei Yatsura . Mizu means "Water", No is a possessive particle, Ko means "Small", and Ji means "Road"... [more]
Momomiya Popular Culture
Surname of several characters from the anime series 'Tokyo Mew Mew'.
Momose Japanese
百 (Momo) means "A Hundred" and 瀬 (Se) means "Riffle". A notable bearer is Shinroku Momose, who was an aircraft engineer during the 1940's.
Monique French
A notable bearer is Kylie Monique, a singer.
Montville French
"Mountain town".
Morifuji Japanese
Mori means "Forest" and Fuji means "Wisteria".
Morihara Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Morikita Japanese (Rare)
森 (Mori) means "Forest" and 北 (Kita) means "North". Hiroshi Morikita is the president and foreign rights man of Morikita Publishing.
Morio Japanese
"Forest tail."
Moriuchi Japanese
森 (Mori) means "Forest" and 内 (Uchi) means "Inside".
Motohashi Japanese
This is literally Hashimoto backwards, although this is less common in Japan. This means "Origin Bridge" in Japanese. A notable bearer with the surname is Akiyasu Motohashi... [more]
Mukai Japanese
From Japanese 向 (muka) meaning "facing, toward" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Munch Danish, French, Norwegian (Rare)
Either a variant of Münch or Munk, both meaning "monk". A notable bearer was Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944), whose best known work is 'The Scream'.
Munekawa Japanese
宗 (Mune) means "Origin, Religion, Sect" and 川 (Kawa) means "Stream, River".
Mura Japanese
"Village, Hamlet", an element usually accompanied with other elements such as Yukimura, Nishimura, etc.
Murahama Japanese
Mura means "Hamlet, Village" and Hama means "Seashore, Beach".
Murahashi Japanese
Mura means "Village, Hamlet" and Hashi means "Bridge".
Murakawa Japanese
Mura ("Village") + Kawa ("River"). This means "Village River", it is basically Kawamura backwards.
Murakita Japanese
村 (Mura) means "Village, Hamlet", and 北 (Kita) means "North". This is Kitamura backwards, and is also less popular than it's counterpart.
Muramatsu Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "town, village" and 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree".
Muranaka Japanese
From Japanese 村 (mura) meaning "village" combined with 中 (naka) meaning "inside, middle".
Muraoka Japanese
村 (Mura) means "Village, Hamlet" and 岡 (Oka) means "Hill, Ridge".
Murashima Japanese
This is Shimamura backwards, it means "Island Hamlet/ Village".
Mutsu Japanese (Rare)
It is the same as Mutsumi, it means "Order".
Mutsumi Japanese (Rare)
Mutsumi means "Order", but you can also simply say "Mutsu". Goro Mutsumi is referred to both ways. He was an actor who was credited for more than 25 films and als did voice acting and stage acting.
Nagao Japanese
Naga means "Chief, Head, Leader" and O means "Tail".
Nagato Japanese (Rare)
There might be different readings, but one is Naga ("Cheif") + To ("Gate"). This is the case for Yuki Nagato, from "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya".
Nagayama Japanese
From Japanese 永 (nagai) meaning "eternity, long, lengthy" or 長 (nagai) meaning "chief, head, leader" combined with 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
Naito Japanese
内 (Nai) means "Inside" and 藤 (To) means "Wisteria". This surname means "Inside Wisteria". This might have variations in different regions.
Naka Japanese
It means "middle". A notable bearer is Yuji Naka, a video game designer and programmer.
Nakafuji Japanese
Naka means "Middle" and Fuji means "Wisteria".
Nakagame Japanese
仲 (Naka) means "Relation" and Game is a variation of 亀 (Kame), which means "Turtle, Tortoise".
Nakamine Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 嶺 (mine) meaning "peak, summit".
Nakanishi Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" or 仲 (naka) meaning "relationship, terms" and 西 (nishi) meaning "west".
Nakao Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning "middle" and 尾 (o) meaning "tail, end".
Nakaura Japanese
Naka means "Middle" and Ura means "Gulf, Bay, Inlet, Beach, Seacoast, Creek."
Nanatsuki Japanese
七 (Nana) means "Seven" and 月 (Tsuki) means "Moon, Month".
Nanomae Japanese
"Before one."
Nate English
From the given name Nate.
Nates English, Jewish
It's probably from the given name Nate, the origin is said to be Jewish*, but the ancestors immigrated to English speaking countries.
Natsumi Japanese (Rare)
This is occasionally,but rarely used as a last name. Natsu means "Summer",and Mi in this surname means "Look". So the literal meaning of this could be "Look at Summer",or "The Look of Summer"... [more]
Nicks English, German
From the nickname of Nicholas.
Ninomiya Japanese
二 (Nino) means "Two, Second" and 宮 (Miya) means "Shrine". Notable Bearers: Kazunari Ninomiya, is songwriter, radio host, and much more. Sontoku (born Kinjiro) Ninomiya, was a moralist, agricultural leader, and more.
Nishi Japanese
It means "West", it's more commonly added to other name elements such as mura, hara, etc.
Nishino Japanese
Nishi ("West") + No ("Feild").
Nishio Japanese
From Japanese 西 (nishi) meaning "west" and 尾 (o) meaning "tail, end".
Niwa Japanese
Nobara Japanese
Different transcription of Nohara. "Field Plain."
Nobbs English
Derived from Hob, a Medieval English diminutive of Robert.
Nobunaga Japanese
Nobu means "Trust, Believe" and Naga means "Long, Chief". Takatomi Nobunaga is a Japanese composer, with his surname written as such.
Nojima Japanese
No means "Field" and Jima means "Island". Hirofumi Nojima is an actor, voice actor, and narrator.
Nojiri Japanese
No means "Field" and Jiri means "Behind, End, Rear", similar to Tajiri.
Nomizu Japanese
"Field rice patty water."
Noto Japanese
The kanji I viewed personally is unknown. But if it were to be made simply, it would be : No ("Feild") + To ("Wisteria").
Notou Japanese
A variant transcription of "Noto" and vice versa.
Numa Japanese
Numa means "Swamp".
Obara Japanese
It's written like : 小 (O meaning small) and Bara meaning "Plain". Masakazu Obara's last name is pronounced like this. He is an anime director, he worked on Accel World.
Oguchi Japanese
"Big, great mouth/opening".
Ogura Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 倉 (kura) meaning "storehouse".
Oguri Japanese
The kanji in Shun Oguri's family name is made up of 小 (O) "Little" and Guri, a variation of 栗 (Kuri) meaning "Chestnut". He is an actor and film director.
Ōhama Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 浜 or 濱 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore".
Ohayashi Japanese
This is the less common variant of Kobayashi . Check Notes for the source.
Ohka Japanese
A transcription of Oka meaning "Ridge, Hill". It's likely an americanized spelling.
Ohto Japanese
Variant transcription of Oto
Okashima Japanese
岡 (Oka) means "Ridge, Hill" and 島 (Shima) means "Island".
Oku Japanese
Oku means "secluded","further out". Manami Oku is a J-pop singer.
Okudaira Japanese
From Japanese 奥 (oku) meaning "inside" and 平 (taira) meaning "level, even, peaceful".
Okukawa Japanese (Rare)
Oku means "interior,secluded,further out" and kawa means "river". Minako Okukawa is a fictional character from Yuri!!! On Ice and it's also the name of a company.
Okuno Japanese
From Japanese 奥 (oku) meaning "inside" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Omura Japanese
O means "Big, Huge, Great" and Mura means "Hamlet, Village". A notable bearer would be Masujiro Omura. He was a theorist and leader in the military.
Onishi Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 西 (nishi) meaning "west".
Ootono Japanese (Rare)
Oo means "Big, Great, Large, Huge",etc. and tono is a very respectful honorific that is outdated and literally means "Lord" in Japanese. Regardless of how archaic it sounds, this last name is still used by families in Japan, even though it rarely ever occurs.
Osaka Japanese
O means "Big" and Saka means "Hill, Slope".
Osato Japanese
O means "Big" and Sato means "Hamlet, Village, Town".
Osawa Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Ōtsubo Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 坪 (tsubo), a traditional unit of measurement equivalent to approximately 3.306 square metres.
Oyamada Japanese
O means "Small", Yama means "Mountain", Da means "Field, Rice Paddy".
Ozaki Japanese
A variant of Osaki. O means "Big" and Zaki means "Peninsula, Cape, Promontory".
Ozawa Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Ozu Japanese (Rare)
In this surname can mean "Small" and Zu means "Harbor". This is how Yasujiro Ozu's surname is written. He was a director of films.
Peng Chinese
From Chinese 彭 (péng) referring to the ancient state of Peng that existed during the Shang dynasty.
Perkinson English
"Son of Perkin."
Person English
Americanised version of Persson.
Pfautz German
It was originally given as a nickname for a chubby person.
Piao Chinese
Chinese transcription of the Korean surname Park 1.