Japanese Submitted Surnames

Japanese names are used in Japan and in Japanese communities throughout the world. Note that depending on the Japanese characters used these names can have many other meanings besides those listed here. See also about Japanese names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABIKOJapanese
This surname is made with 安 (A) "Peaceful, Cheap, Rested, Low" ... [more]
ABOJapanese (Rare)
阿 A ("Nook") and Bo for "Protect".
ABURAYAJapanese (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.
ACHIKITAJapanese (Rare)
遥 (Achi) means "Distant, Remote" and 北 (Kita) means "North".
ADACHIJapanese
Adachi is variously written,but the kanji commonly used literally means "Foot" and/ or "Stand".
ADACHIHARAJapanese
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.
AGANOJapanese
Related to the name UENO.
AGATAJapanese (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.
AGATSUMAJapanese (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.
AGAWAJapanese
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.
AGUNIJapanese
From the Japanese 粟 (a or awa) "foxtail millet" and 國 or 国 (kuni, guni or koku) "country."
AHANEJapanese
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.
AIDAJapanese
Ai could mean "Fit, Suit, Join", "Indigo", "Together, Mutual". Da means "Rice Paddy/ Field".
AIHARAJapanese
From the Japanese 藍 (ai) "indigo," "indigo plant" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
AIKAWAJapanese
This surname combines 相 (sou, shou, ai-) meaning "inter-, mutual, together, each other, minister of state, councillor, aspect, phase, physiognomy", 鮎 (den, nen, ayu, namazu, ai) meaning "freshwater trout, smelt", 愛 (ai, ito.shii, o.shimu, kana.shii, mana, me.deru) meaning "affection, favourite, love", 会 (kai, e, a.u, a.waseru, atsu.maru, ai) meaning "meeting, meet, party, association, interview, join", 合 (gou, ga', ka', a.u, -a.u, a.i, ai-, -a.i, ai, a.wasu, a.waseru, -a.waseru) meaning "fit, suit, join, gō (unit of area & volume - equal to 0.3306 m² in area & 0.1809 liters in volume)", 哀 (ai, awa.re, awa.remu, kana.shii) meaning "pathetic, grief, sorrow, pathos, pity, sympathize" or 藍 (ran, ai) meaning "indigo" with 川 (sen, kawa) meaning "river, stream."... [more]
AIKUCHIJapanese
合 (Ai) means "Suit, Jion" and 口 (Kuchi) means "Mouth, Opening".
AIKYOJapanese (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.
AIMOTOJapanese
Often written as 愛 (Ai) meaning "Love, Reverence, Affection" or 相... [more]
AINARAJapanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "mutual, reciprocal, with one another", 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree" and 良 (ra) meaning "good".
AINOJapanese (Rare)
Means "of love" or "of the love" in japanese. A notable name bearer is a fictional character "Minako Aino" in the "Sailor Moon" anime... [more]
AISAKAJapanese (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]
AIUCHIJapanese
Ai (愛) means 'love', and Uchi (内) means 'inside'.
AKAGAWAJapanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 川 (gawa) meaning "river, stream".
AKAGIJapanese
Means "red tree" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 木 (tree).
AKAHOSHIJapanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 星 (hoshi) meaning "star".
AKAIJapanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
AKAIKEJapanese (Rare)
丹 (Aka) means "Red" and 池 (Ike) means "Pond".
AKAMATSUJapanese
Akamatsu is the surname used for Kaede Akamatsu, the main protagonist of New Danganronpa V3.
AKAMINEJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "Red Peak". It is written as 赤嶺.
AKANISHIJapanese
Means "red west" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 西 (west).
AKANOJapanese
赤野 (Akano) means "Red Field" in Japanese. Akano is also on the first name site.
AKASAKIJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
AKASHIJapanese
From Japanese 明 (aka) meaning "bright" and 石 (shi) meaning "stone".
AKASHIROJapanese
赤 (Aka) means "Red" and 城 (Shiro) means "Castle". Aoi Akashiro is an anime television series writer.
AKASHITAJapanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) or 丹 (aka) both meaning "red" combined with 下 (shita) meaning "below, down, descend, give, low, inferior". Other kanji combinations are possible.
AKATSUKIJapanese
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 ".
AKATSUTSUMIJapanese (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
AKEMIJapanese
This most likely comes from Ake means "Bright" and Mi means "Mindset". Akemi is also a Japanese first name.
AKIJapanese
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.
AKIBAJapanese
From the Japanese 秋 (aki) "autumn" and 葉 (ha or ba) "leaf."
AKIBARAJapanese
This surname combines 昭 (shou, aki) meaning "shining, bright", 秋 (shuu, aki, toki) meaning "autumn" or 穐 with the same sounds and meaning with 原 (gen, hara) meaning "field, meadow, original, plain, prairie, primitive, tundra, wilderness."
AKIMOTOJapanese
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.
AKINOJapanese
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.
AKISATOJapanese
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.
AKISHIMAJapanese
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.
AKISHINOJapanese
秋 (Aki) means "Autumn" and 篠 (Shino) means "Rope".
AKITAJapanese
This surname can be used as 秋田, 明田, 穐田, 飽田 or 阿北 with 秋/穐 (shuu, aki, toki) meaning "autumn," 明 (mei, myou, min, a.kari, aka.rui, aka.rumu, aki.raka, a.keru, -a.ke, a.ku(ru), a.kasu) meaning "clear," 飽 (hou, a.kiru, a.kasu, a.ku, aki) meaning "boredom," 阿 (a, o, omone.ru, kuma) meaning "corner, nook," 田 (den, ta) meaning "rice field" and 北 (hou, kita) meaning "north."... [more]
AKIYAJapanese (Rare)
A bearer of this surname is Tomoko Akiya (秋谷 智子, born May 14, 1976) is a Japanese voice actress. Her best-known role is voicing Hazuki Fujiwara in the Ojamajo Doremi series, and Suzume Mizuno in Zatch Bell.
AMACHIJapanese
This surname is used as 天知, 天地, 天池, 天内, 雨知 or 雨地 with 天 (ten, ama-, amatsu, ame) meaning "heavens, imperial, sky", 雨 (u, ama-, ame, -same) meaning "rain", 知 (chi, shi.raseru, shi.ru) meaning "know, wisdom", 地 (ji, chi) meaning "earth, ground", 池 (chi, ike) meaning "cistern, pond, pool, reservoir" and 内 (dai, nai, uchi, chi) meaning "among, between, home, house, inside, within."... [more]
AMAGAIJapanese
This is a variation of Japanese surname Amaya. Ama means "Heaven(ly)" and Gai means "Valley".
AMAGAWAJapanese
From the Japanese 天 (ama or ten) "heaven," 塰 (ama) the title of a Noh play or 余 (ama) "complimentary" and 川 or 河 (gawa or kawa) "river."
AMAIJapanese
This surname is used as 天井 or 甘井 with 天 (ten, ama-, amatsu, ame) meaning "heavens, imperial, sky", 甘 (kan, ama.i, ama.eru, ama.yakasu, uma.i) meaning "be content, coax, pamper, sugary, sweet" and 井 (shou, sei, i) meaning "community, town, well, well crib."
AMAMIYAJapanese
Ama means "Rain" and Miya means "Shrine". A notable bearer is Sora Amamiya, a voice actress.
AMANOJapanese
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "heaven, sky" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
AMARIJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 甘 (ama) meaning "sweet" combined with 利 (ri) meaning "profit, benefit".
AMATANIJapanese
It's the same as the below surname 天谷 (Amaya), meaning "Heavenly Valley". This is simply the western Japanese pronunciation of it.
AMAYAJapanese
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.
AMEMORIJapanese
"Ame" - rain. "mori" - forest.
AMETSUCHIJapanese
Means "Heaven & Earth" in Japanese
AMUROJapanese
Written with kanji meaning "Relax, Cheap, Inexpensive, Low, Rested, peaceful" and "Room".
AMUSANJapanese (Rare)
The Amusan Clan (秋道一族, Amusan Ichizoku) is a prominent clan in Kanazawa. Since its disbandment, most of its known members reside in Neuilly-sur-Seine ,Britain and Washington D.C.
ANABUKIJapanese
It is written like this : 穴 (Ana) "Whole, pit" and 吹 (Buki) "Blow into".
ANDOJapanese
From the Japanese 安 (an or yasu) "relax," "inexpensive," "low," and 藤 (to or fuji) "wisteria." The second character may indicate historical or familial links to the formerly powerful Fujiwara (藤原) clan.
ANNOJapanese
Means "of hermitage" in Japanese. A famous bearer is famous Japanese illustrator and children's educational book author Mitsumasa Anno (1926-present).
ANZAIJapanese
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".
AOBAJapanese
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]
AOIJapanese
From Japanese 葵 "hollyhock, althea" or 碧 "blue". This name is a given name as well as a surname.
AOIKEJapanese
青 (Ao) means 'blue, green', in this case "Blue", and 池 (Ike) ... [more]
AOKIJapanese
Means "green tree" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 青 (green) and 木 (tree).... [more]
AOMINEJapanese
Written 青嶺 (青 ao, meaning "blue") (嶺 mine, meaning "peak"). It is the surname of a character in the anime/manga Kuroko no Basket.
AONUMAJapanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 沼 (numa) meaning "swamp".
AOTAJapanese
Ao (青) means 'Blue, and Ta (田) means 'paddy, field'.
AOYAGIJapanese
Ao means "Blue, Green" and Yagi means "Willow".
AOYAMAJapanese
Means "blue mountain" or "green mountain" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 青 (blue, green) and 山 (mountain).
AOZAKIJapanese (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.
AOZORAJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 空 (sora) meaning "sky".
ARAJapanese
From the Japanese 荒 (ara) "primitive," "rude," "crude."
ARAGAKIJapanese
This is the same as Arakaki.
ARAIJapanese
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
ARAKAKIJapanese
It means "Wild Enclosure" Ara (Wild) + Kaki (Enclosure), ... [more]
ARAKAWAJapanese
Ara means "Wild" while Kawa means "River". There are multiple rivers in Japan with this name,but one river leads to Tokyo Bay. This is where the name comes from (so it's topographic),and it's mostly used in the east of this country.
ARAKIJapanese (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.
ARANAMIJapanese
Ara (荒) means rough, wild. Nami (波) means wave(s).
ARASHIJapanese
This surname is used as 嵐 (ran, arashi) meaning "storm, tempest."... [more]
ARASHIROJapanese (Rare)
A Japanese surname. A bearer of this surname is Yukiya Arashiro (Born 1984-) He is a Japanese cyclist.
ARATAJapanese (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.
ARATANIJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
ARAYAJapanese (Rare)
"Wild{ara}" or "New{ara}" and "Ya{valley}". It is pronounced this way in Eastern Japan,in the west it's "Aratani".
ARIMAJapanese (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.
ARIOKAJapanese
Ari means "Exist" and Oka means"Ridge, Hill."
ARISAWAJapanese
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.
ARITAJapanese (Rare)
Ari means "Has" or "Owns" and Ta means "Rice Patty". This is most is most common in west-central Japan.
ARIYOSHIJapanese
有 (Ari) means "Exist" and 吉 (Yoshi) means "Fortunate, Lucky". This surname means "Fortune Exists".
ASAJapanese
Variously written, sometimes with characters used phonetically. It can mean ‘morning’, but the most likely meaning is ‘hemp’, making it a topographic or occupational name. Both forms are found mostly in Amami, one of the Ryūkyū Islands.
ASAHINAJapanese
Asa means "Morning". Hi in this surname means "Ratio, Proportion". Na means "Nara, what?". It's also a first name.
ASAIJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "shallow well".
ASAKAJapanese
From the Japanese 淺 or 浅 (asa) "superficial" and 香 (ka) "odour," "smell," 加 (ka) "increase," "step-up" or 賀 (ka) "congratulation."
ASAKAWAJapanese
Asa ("Morning"), ("Superficial"), or ("Shallow") + Kawa ("River").
ASAKURAJapanese, 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.
ASANOJapanese
Meaning ‘shallow plain’; probably derived from two places of that name, one in Mino (now southern Gifu prefecture), the other in Owari (now Nagoya prefecture). Both families descend from the Minamoto clan through the Toki family.
ASATOJapanese (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]
ASHIKAGAJapanese
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".
ATARIJapanese
中 (Atari) means "The Middle". Anotable bearer with this surname is Kousuke Atari, he is a self trained musician and pop singer.
ATSUDAJapanese
From Japanese 渥 (atsu) meaning "moist" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
AYANOJapanese
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.
AYANOKOJIJapanese
A variant transcription of Ayanokouji that means "Design small road".
AYANOKOUJIJapanese
綾 (Ayano) means "Design", 小 (Kou) means "Small, Little", and 路 (Ji) means "Road."
AZAHARAJapanese
From Japanese 字 (aza) meaning "a section of a village" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
AZUMAJapanese
Means 'East' in Japanese
BABAJapanese
Means "riding ground" in Japanese from 馬 (ba) "horse" combined with 場 (ba) "place, ground, field".
BANDOJapanese
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.
BUDOUJapanese
From Japanese 武 (bu) meaning "military, martial" combined with 堂 (dou) meaning "temple, shrine" or from 武道 (budou) meaning "Japanese martial arts".
BUSHIDAJapanese
Bushi means "Warrior, Samurai" and Da means "Rice Paddy, Field".
CHABASHIRAJapanese (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]
CHAGEJapanese
From Japanese 茶下 (chage) meaning "giver of tea". A notable bearer is Japanese musician Shūji Shibata (1958-), whose stage name is Chage.
CHIAKIJapanese (Rare)
Depending on the kanji used can mean different things. Chi means "thousand" or "wisdom" and aki means "bright", "autumn", "sparkle", "crystal ball" or "shining". This is the last name of Naomi Chiaki, a Japanese singer... [more]
CHIBAJapanese
Meaning "a thousand leaves", from 千 (chi) meaning "thousand", and 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf". Also the name of a Japanese prefecture (and its capital city).
CHIBANAJapanese
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]
CHIGUSAJapanese
This surname is used as 千種, 千草 or 千艸 with 千 (sen, chi) meaning "thousand", 種 (shu, -gusa, tane) meaning "class, kind, seed, species, variety", 草 (sou, kusa, kusa-, -gusa) meaning "draft, grass, herbs, pasture, weeds, write" and 艸 (sou, kusa) meaning "grass, plants."... [more]
CHIKAFUJIJapanese
Chika means "Near" and Fuji means "Wisteria".
CHINOJapanese (Rare)
Written with characters Chi ("Micanthus Reed") and No ("Feild").
CHISAKAJapanese
Chi means "One Thousand" and Saka means "Slope,Hill".
CHIURAJapanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 千浦, 地浦 or 知浦 with 千 (sen, chi) meaning "thousand," 地 (ji, chi) meaning "earth, ground", 知 (chi, shi.raseru, shi.ru) meaning "know, wisdom" and 浦 (ho, ura) meaning "bay, beach, creek, gulf, inlet, seacoast."... [more]
CHOSOKABEJapanese
Variant transcription of Chousokabe.
CHOUSOKABEJapanese
From Japanese 長 (chou) meaning "chief, head, leader", 宗 (so) meaning "religion", 我 (ka) meaning "ego" and 部 (be) meaning "section".
DATEJapanese
From Japanese 伊 (da) meaning "this" and 達 (te) meaning "achieve, arrive at, intelligent".
DEGUCHIJapanese
This surname is used as 出口 or 出久地 with 出 (shuu, sui, i.dasu, i.deru, da.su, -da.su, -de, de.ru) meaning "come out, exit, go out, leave, protrude, put out", 口 (ku, kou, kuchi) meaning "mouth", 久 (kyuu, ku, hisa.shii) meaning "long time, old story" and 地 (ji, chi) meaning "earth, ground."
DOIJapanese
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.
DOTANIJapanese (Rare)
戸 (Do) meaning "Door" or 藤 (Do) meaning "Wisteria". 谷 (Tani) means "Valley".
EGUCHIJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "mouth of the river". This surname is mostly found on the island of Kyūshū.
EJIRIJapanese
江 (E) "Inlet,River" and 尻 (Jiri) "Behind ,Rear".
ENATSUJapanese
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.
ENDOJapanese
From the Japanese 遠 (en) "distant" and 藤 (to, do or fuji) "wisteria." The second character may indicate historical or familial links to the formerly powerful Fujiwara (藤原) clan.
ENOKIDAJapanese
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.
ENOMOTOJapanese
From the Japanese 榎 (eno) "hackberry," "nettle tree" and 本 (moto) "base."
ETOJapanese
江 (E) means "River, Inlet" and 藤 (To) means "Wisteria".
ETOUJapanese
The same as Eto.
FUJIJapanese
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).
FUJIHARAJapanese
It is a variation of Fujiwara, Fuji "Wisteria" and Hara "Plain". These different sounds are used depending on the family who possesses it.
FUJIHASHIJapanese
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Hashi means "Bridge".
FUJIIJapanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 井 (i) meaning "well".
FUJIKAWAJapanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream, brook".
FUJIKIJapanese, Popular Culture
藤 (Fuji) means "Wisteria" and 木 (Ki) means "Tree". A notable bearer is Yusaku Fujiki, the protagonist of 'Yu-Gi-Oh!'.
FUJIMORIJapanese
Means Wisteria Forest.The name is found mostly in central Japan.
FUJIMORIJapanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest".
FUJIMURAJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "wisteria village".
FUJINAKAJapanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 中 (naka) meaning "middle".
FUJINOJapanese
A Japanese surname meaning "wisteria field". It is written as 藤野 or 藤乃.
FUJINOMIYAJapanese
Fuji means "Wisteria", No means "of", and Miya means "Shrine".
FUJISAKIJapanese
From Japanese 不二咲 (fujisaki) meaning "two unblooming (flowers)".
FUJISATOJapanese
藤 (Fuji) means "Wisteria" and 里 (Sato) means "Hamlet, Village".
FUJISAWAJapanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" combined with 沢 (sawa) meaning "swamp, marsh, wetlands".
FUJIURAJapanese (Rare)
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Ura means "Bay,Beach".
FUJIWARAJapanese
Means "wisteria field" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 藤 (wisteria) and 原 (field).
FUJIYAMAJapanese
Means "wisteria mountain" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 藤 (wisteria) and 山 (mountain)
FUJIYOSHIJapanese
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Yoshi means "Lucky, Fortunate".
FUKAGAIJapanese
This might've originated in eastern Japan, because in the west, it will be pronounced "Fukatani" instead. ... [more]
FUKAMIJapanese
深 (Fuka) means "Deep" and 見 (Mi) means "View, Mindset, See".
FUKASEJapanese
From the Japanese 深 (fuka) "deep" and 瀬 (se) "riffle."
FUKUDAJapanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" or 副 (fuku) "accessory" and 田 (da or ta) or 多 (da or ta) "many."
FUKUHARAJapanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "fortune" and 原 (hara) meaning "plain, field".
FUKUIZUMIJapanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" and 泉 (izumi) "spring," "fountain."
FUKUMOTOJapanese
Japanese: ‘blessed origin’; found in western Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands.
FUKUNAGAJapanese
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.
FUKUSHIMAJapanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" and 島, 嶋 or 嶌 (shima) "island."
FUKUYAMAJapanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
FUKUYOJapanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" or 副 (fuku) "accessory" and 與 or 与(yo) "together with."
FURUKAWAJapanese
Furukawa is written with the characters for "Old, ancient" (古) and "River" (川). Together, this name is read as "Old River".
FURUSAWAJapanese
From the Japanese 古 (furu) "old" and 澤 or 沢 (#sawa") "swamp."
FURUSEJapanese
From the Japanese 古 (furu) "old" and 瀬 (se) "riffle."
FURUYAJapanese
This possibly means "Old, Ancient Valley".
FUTABAJapanese
Futa can mean "A Pair" or "Two" with different kanji, and Ba meaning "Leaf". Futaba is also a feminine first name.
FUTAMURAJapanese
From Japanese 二 or 双 (futa) "A Pair, Two" and 村 (mura) "Village, Hamlet".
FUYUKIJapanese
Fuyuki is also a first name, it most likely means "Winter Tree", written like this: 冬木.
GODAJapanese (Rare)
Go ("Connected to") + Da ("Rice Paddy"). This is mostly on Shikoku Island.
GOTOJapanese
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]
GOTOHJapanese
The same as Goto.
GOYAJapanese (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]
GUSHIKENJapanese
Means "strong willed" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 具 (means), 志 (will), and 堅 (resolute). This surname is of Okinawan origin.
HACHIMITSUJapanese
Means "honey"
HACHIMURAJapanese
Hachi (蜂) means bee, Mura (村) means village.
HADAJapanese
This is another reading of Haneda/Hata. Ha means "Plume, Feather, Wing" and Da means "Rice Paddy/Patty".
HAGAJapanese
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.
HAGINOJapanese
Hagi means "Bush Clover" and No means "Field, Plain, Wilderness". A notable bearer is Kosuke Hagino, a competitive swimmer.
HAGIWARAJapanese
Meaning "field of bush clovers", from 萩 (hagi) meaning "bush clover", and 原 (hara) meaning "field" or "meadow".
HAJIMEJapanese (Rare)
From the given name HAJIME meaning "beginning". A notable bearer is Japanese singer Chitose Hajime.
HAKURYŪJapanese (Rare)
This surname combines 白 (haku, byaku, shira-, shiro, shiro.i) meaning "white" with 竜 (ryuu, ryou, rou, ise, tatsu) meaning "dragon, imperial" or 柳 (ryuu, yanagi) meaning "willow."... [more]
HAMAJapanese
Hama means "Beach, Seashore".
HAMADAJapanese
From Japanese 浜 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
HAMADATEJapanese
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama) "beach" and 舘 or 館(date or tate) "mansion," "large building," "palace"
HAMAGUCHIJapanese
From Japanese 浜 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
HAMAKAWAJapanese
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama) "beach" and 川 or 河 (kawa) "river."
HAMAMURAJapanese
Hama means "Seashore, Beach" and Mura means "Village, Hamlet". A notable bearer of the surname is Jun Hamamura, he was an actor.
HAMANOJapanese
From the Japanese 浜 or 濱 (hama) "beach" and 野 (no) "field," "area."
HAMAZAKIJapanese
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.
HANABUSAJapanese
From Japanese 花 (hana) meaning "flower" and 房 (busa) meaning "room*.
HANADAJapanese (Rare, ?)
From Japanese 花 (hana) meaning "flower" and 田 (da) meaning "field".
HANAIJapanese
Hana means "Blossom, Flower" and I means "Well, Pit, Mine shaft, Ditch".
HANAMURAJapanese
Hana means "Flower" and Mura means "Hamlet, Village." A notable bearer is Norikatsu Hanamura, an actor. Other bearers are in the notes.
HANAZAWAJapanese
Means "flower swamp" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 花 (flower) and 沢 / 澤 (swamp).
HANDAJapanese
This surname means "Half of a Rice Paddy", with 半 (Han) and 田 (Da).
HANEDAJapanese
Hane means "Wing, Feather, Plume" and Da means "Feild, Rice Patty/Paddy". This is predominantly in Eastern Japan.
HANEYAMAJapanese
From Japanese 羽 (hane) meaning "feather" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
HANYUJapanese
Variant transcription of Hanyuu.
HANYUUJapanese
From Japanese 羽 (ha) meaning "feather" and 生 (nyuu) meaning "raw".
HARAJapanese
From Japanese 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain". More commonly it is the final character in Japanese surnames.
HARADAJapanese
From the Japanese 原 (hara) "field," "plain," "original" and 田 (da or ta) "rice paddy" or 多 (da or ta) "many."
HARAGUCHIJapanese
Hara means "Plain" or "Field", while Guchi literally means "Mouth".
HARAMOTOJapanese
Hara means "Plain (wilderness, field)" and Moto means "Origin".
HARIGAEJapanese
From the Japanese 張 (hari) "Extended Net constellation" and 替 (kae or gae) "exchange," "spare," "substitute."
HARUKIJapanese
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.
HARUNAJapanese
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]
HARUNOJapanese
Means "spring field", from Japanese 春 (haru) "spring" and 野 (no) "field".
HARUTAJapanese
From the Japanese 春 (haru) "spring" or 治 (haru) "peace," "public security" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy."
HARUYAMAJapanese
From Japanese 春 (haru) meaning "spring" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
HASEGAWAJapanese
From the Japanese 長 (ha or naga) "long," "chief," 谷 (se, tani or ya) "valley" and 川 (kawa or gawa) "river."
HASHIJapanese
Hashi means "Bridge".
HASHIGUCHIJapanese
Hashi means "Bridge" and Guchi means "Mouth". This is the surname of Chiyomi Hashiguchi, who was a mangaka.
HASHIKURAJapanese
Bluntly speaking, this is Kurahashi backwards.
HASHIOKAJapanese
橋 (Hashi) means "Bridge" and 岡 (Oka) means "Hill, Ridge".
HASHIRAJapanese
Hashira is a Japanese last name that means "Pillar" or "Support". ... [more]
HASHITANIJapanese
Hashi means "Bridge" and Tani means "Valley".
HASHIYAMAJapanese
橋 (Hashi) means "Bridge" and 山 (Yama) means "Mountain".
HATAJapanese
This is an ancient surname that is another form of Hada/Haneda. Ha means "Feather, Plume, Wing" and Ta means "Feild, Rice Patty/Paddy".
HATAKEJapanese
Means "Field" in Japanese
HATANOJapanese
From the Japanese 渡 (ha or wata) "ferryboat," "ferry" or 羽 (ha or hane) "wing," "feather;" 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many;" and 野 (no) "field," "area."
HATAYAJapanese
幡 (Hata) means "Field" and 谷 (Ya) means "Valley". ... [more]
HATSUJapanese
Hatsu is both a Japanese surname and a unisex name meaning "Beginning." Notable bearers of this surname is Akiko Hatsu (Japanese manga artist) and a bearer of the first name form is Hatsu Hioki (Japanese wrestler).
HATTORIJapanese
From the Japanese 服 "clothes" and 部 "region," "division," "part." This was the surname of Hanzo Hattori (服部半蔵), a famous 16th century samurai and ninja.
HAYABUSAJapanese
This name means "falcon" in Japanese.
HAYAGAWAJapanese
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]
HAYAKAWAJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "fast river". It is written as 早川.
HAYAMAJapanese
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".
HAYASAKAJapanese
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.
HAYASHIBARAJapanese
Hayashi (林) means "Forest", and Bara means "Plain".
HAYASHIDAJapanese
From Japanese 林 (hayashi) meaning "forest" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
HIDAKAJapanese
From Japanese 日 (hi) meaning "day, sun" combined with 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high".
HIGAJapanese
Phonetically means "praise" or "compassion" in Japanese. It is most frequently used on the island of Okinawa in Japan. A bearer is Ryan Higa, an American YouTuber.
HIGASHIJapanese
From the Japanese 東 (higashi) "east," originally derived from a combination of 日 ‎(hi) meaning "sun," 向か ‎(muka) meaning "facing" and 風 ‎(shi, nowadays kaze) meaning "wind." This combination had undergone some sound shifts which results in 'higashi,' namely the shift from 'mu' in 'muka' to 'n' (turning into hingashi) and the dropping of 'n' in 'hingashi' (see Kagura on the first name website as another example of this process).
HIGASHIDAJapanese
Written as: 東田 meaning ‘eastern rice paddy’, is usually found in western Japan.... [more]
HIGASHIYAMAJapanese
Higashi means "East" and Yama means "Mountain".
HIMIJapanese
From the Japanese 氷 (hi) "ice" and 見 (mi) "mindset," "outlook."
HINOJapanese
From Japanese 日 (hi) meaning "sun, day" combined with 野 (no) meaning "area, field".
HINODEJapanese
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.
HIRAIJapanese
Hira means "Peace" and I means "Well,mine shaft,or pit". So this surname means "Peaceful Well/Mine Shaft/Pit". Here are notable people: Hirai Kawato is a professional wrestler,Momo Hirai is a musical artist,and Ken Hirai is an R&B and Pop singer.
HIRAKAWAJapanese
Hira means "Peace, Flat" and Kawa means "Stream, River".
HIRAMATSUJapanese
Hira means "Peace, Levelness, Flat" and Matsu means "Pine (tree)". Akiko Hiramatsu is a voice actress.
HIRANOJapanese
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.
HIRASAKAJapanese
Hira means "Peace" and Saka means "Hill, Slope".
HIRASAWAJapanese
Hira means "Flat, Even, Peace, Level" and Sawa means "Swamp, Marsh".
HIRASHIMAJapanese
From the Japanese 平 (hira) "peace" and 島, 嶋 or 嶌 (shima) "island."
HIRATAJapanese
From the Japanese 平 (hira) "peace" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."
HIRATANIJapanese
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.
HIROIJapanese
From the Japanese 廣 or 広 (hiro) "wide" and 井 (i) "well."
HIROMIJapanese
Means "wide sea" in Japanese, from 広 (hiro) "wide" and 海 (mi) "sea".
HIRONOJapanese
From Japanese 廣 or 広 (hiro) meaning "wide" and 野 (no) meaning "field".
HIROSAWAJapanese
Hiro means "Wide" and Sawa means "Swamp, Marsh".
HIROSEJapanese
From the Japanese 廣 or 広 (hiro) "wide" and 瀬 (se) "riffle," "shallows."
HIROSHIMAJapanese (Rare)
Hiro means "widespread,broad","generous","prosperous" depending on kanji used. Shima means "Island" the same as "jima" does. So this surname rather mean "Prosperous Island"or "Broad Island"."Generous Island" might be possible,but it's not likely used for the last name the same as it is for the given name, Hiro.
HIROTAJapanese
It probably means "Wide Rice Paddy, Broad Field".
HIRUMAJapanese
From the Japanese 蛭 (hiru) "leech" and 間 (ma) "pause."
HISAMATSUJapanese
Hisa (久) "Long ago, Long lasting" and Matsu (松) "Pine".
HITARASHIJapanese
From Japanese "浸" (hita) meaning immersion and "らし" (rashi) meaning likelihood
HITOTOSEJapanese (Rare)
Regardless of Hitotose's pronunciation, it literally consists of the kanji for "all 4 seasons : Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter" in that order.
HITOTSUYANAGIJapanese
一 (Hitotsu) means "One" and 柳 (Yanagi) means "Willow".
HOJOJapanese
Variant transcription of Houjou.
HOKINOUEJapanese (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.
HOMURAJapanese
This surname is used as 保村, 甫村 or 穂村 with 保 (ho, hou, tamo.tsu) meaning "guarantee, keep, preserve, protect, support, sustain", 甫 (fu, ho, haji.mete, suke) meaning "for the first time, not until", 穂 (sui, ho) meaning "crest (of wave), ear, ear (of grain), head" and 村 (son, mura) meaning "town, village."... [more]
HORIJapanese
"Moat" or Ho ("Protect") + Ri ("Benefit,Profit,Gain") are both used for this surname.
HORIEJapanese (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.
HORIGOMEJapanese
掘 (Hori) means "Moat" and 米 (Gome) means "Rice, America". A notable bearer with this surname is Yuki Horigome, a footballer.
HORIKITAJapanese (Rare)
Hori ("Moat"),this can also be used: Ho ("Protect") + Ri ("Benefit,Profit,Gain") + Kita ("North").
HORINOJapanese
Hori means "Moat" and No means "Field, Wilderness."
HOSHIJapanese
From Japanese 星 (hoshi) meaning "star".
HOSHIMIYAJapanese
Hoshi means "Star" and Miya means "Shrine".
HOSHINOJapanese
From Japanese 星 (hoshi) meaning "star" combined with 野 (no) meaning "area, field".
HOSHIZAKIJapanese (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.
HOSODAJapanese
This surname is made up of 細 (Hoso) meaning "Fine, Thin, Narrow" and 田 (Da) means "Rice Paddy, Rice Field".
HOSOKAWAJapanese
From Japanese 細 (hoso) meaning "thin, fine" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river".
HOSOOJapanese
From the Japanese 細 (hoso) "narrow" and 尾 (o) "tail."
HOUJOUJapanese
From Japanese 北 (hou) meaning "north" and 條 or 条 (jou) meaning "article".
IBUKIJapanese
It is written like this: 伊 I meaning "that one" + 吹 Buki meaning "blow into". Ibuki is also a first name .
ICHIDAJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 市 (ichi) "market" combined with 田 (da) "paddy, field".
ICHIHARAJapanese
This surname combines 一 (ichi, itsu, hito-, hito.tsu) meaning "one" or 市 (shi, ichi) meaning "city, market, town" with 原 (gen, hara) meaning "field, meadow, original, plain, prairie, primitive, tundra, wilderness".... [more]
ICHIHASHIJapanese
Ichi means "One" (in rarer cases its written with the character meaning "Market"). Hashi means "Bridge". My source is in the notes.
ICHIKAWAJapanese
From 市 (ichi) meaning "city", and 川 (kawa) meaning "river".
ICHINOJapanese
This is used : Ichi meaning "Market, or "One", and No meaning "Feild". A notable bearer is Yuyu Ichino, who is a manga illustrator.
ICHINOMIYAJapanese
This surname is used as 一宮, 一の宮, 一ノ宮, 一之宮 or 市之宮 with 一 (ichi, itsu, hito, hito.tsu) meaning "one," 市 (shi, ichi) meaning "city, market, town," 之 (shi, oite, kono, kore, no, yuku) meaning "of, this" or 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess."... [more]
ICHIOKAJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 一 (ichi) meaning "one" combined with 岡 (oka) meaning "hill".
IDAJapanese
From Japanese 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit" and 田 (da) meaning "field, rice paddy".
IEIRIJapanese (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.
IEKAMIJapanese
Ie means "Home" and Kami could mean "God" or "Upper".
IGARASHIJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "fifty storms" .
IGEJapanese
From Japanese 伊 (i) meaning "this" and 藝 or 芸 (ge) meaning "technique".
IKARIJapanese
Means "anchor" in Japanese. When written in different kanji, it can also mean anger.
IKEJapanese
池 (Ike) means "Pond, Pool" in Japanese.
IKEHARAJapanese
From the Japanese 池 (ike) "pond" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
IKEMOTOJapanese
池 (Ike) means "Pond, Pool" and 本 (Moto) means "Origin, Source, Root". A notable bearer is Masahito Ikemoto, who is an anime producer.