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.
HIKO Japanese
Means "prince" in Japanese. It would denote a person who acted like one.
HIMI 氷見 Japanese
From the Japanese 氷 (hi) "ice" and 見 (mi) "mindset," "outlook."
HINATA 日向, 陽向 Japanese
From Japanese 日向 (hinata) meaning "sunny place", 陽向 (hinata) meaning "toward the sun", or a non-standard reading of 向日葵 (himawari) meaning "sunflower". Other kanji compounds are also possible.
HINODE 日出, 日ノ出 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.
HIRAI 平井 Japanese
From Japanese 平 (hira) meaning "level, even, peaceful" and 井 (i) meaning "well".
HIRAKAWA 平川 Japanese
From Japanese 平 (hira) meaning "level, even, peaceful" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
HIRAMATSU 平松 Japanese
From Japanese 平 (hira) meaning "level, even, peaceful" and 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree".
HIRAMITSU 平光 Japanese
Means "flat light" in Japanese.
HIRASAKA Japanese
Hira means "Peace" and Saka means "Hill, Slope".
HIRASAWA 平沢, 平澤 Japanese
From Japanese 平 (hira) meaning "level, even, peaceful" and 沢, 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
HIRASHIMA 平島, 平嶋, 平嶌 Japanese
From the Japanese 平 (hira) "peace" and 島, 嶋 or 嶌 (shima) "island."
HIRATA 平田 Japanese
From Japanese 平 (hira) meaning "level, even, peaceful" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
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.
HIRAYAMA 平山 Japanese
From Japanese 平 (hira) meaning "level, even, peaceful" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
HIROI 廣井, 広井 Japanese
From the Japanese 廣 or 広 (hiro) "wide" and 井 (i) "well."
HIROMI 広海, 廣海, 広見, 廣見, ヒロミ Japanese (Rare)
From the stem of adjective 広い/廣い (hiroi), meaning "spacious, vast, wide," combined with either 海 (mi), shortened from umi meaning "sea, ocean," or 見 (mi) meaning "looking, viewing."... [more]
HIRONO 広野 Japanese
From Japanese 広 (hiro) meaning "wide, broad, spacious" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
HIROSAWA Japanese
Hiro means "Wide" and Sawa means "Swamp, Marsh".
HIROSE 廣瀬, 広瀬 Japanese
From the Japanese 廣 or 広 (hiro) "wide" and 瀬 (se) "riffle," "shallows."
HIROSHIMA Japanese (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.
HIROTA 廣田, 広田, 弘田 Japanese
From Japanese 廣, 広 or 弘 (hiro) meaning "broad, wide, spacious" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
HIROTO Japanese
From the given name HIROTO.
HIRUMA 蛭間 Japanese
From the Japanese 蛭 (hiru) "leech" and 間 (ma) "pause."
HISAMATSU 久松 Japanese
Hisa (久) "Long ago, Long lasting" and Matsu (松) "Pine".
HISAMOTO 久本 Japanese
From Japanese 久 (hisa) meaning "long time ago" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
HITARASHI 浸らし Japanese
From Japanese "浸" (hita) meaning immersion and "らし" (rashi) meaning likelihood
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 一柳 Japanese
一 (Hitotsu) means "One" and 柳 (Yanagi) means "Willow".
HIYAMA 檜山, 桧山 Japanese
From Japanese 檜, 桧 (hi) meaning "Japanese cypress" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
HIYAMA Japanese
From the Japanese hi, meaning "red, scarlet", and mura, meaning "town, village".
HOJO 北條, 北条 Japanese
Variant transcription of HOUJOU.
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.
HOMURA 保村, 甫村, 穂村, ほむら Japanese
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]
HONMA 本間 Japanese
From Japanese 本 (hon) meaning "root, origin, source" and 間 (ma) meaning "among, between".
HORI 堀, 保利 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 掘米 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").
HORIKOSHI 堀越 Japanese
From Japanese 堀 (hori) meaning "moat" and 越 (koshi) meaning "across".
HORINO Japanese
Hori means "Moat" and No means "Field, Wilderness."
HOSAKA 保坂 Japanese
From Japanese 保 (ho) meaning "protect" and 坂 (saka) meaning "slope".
HOSHI Japanese
From Japanese 星 (hoshi) meaning "star".
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]
HOSHIZORA 星空 Japanese (Rare)
Hoshi (星) means "star", sora/zora (空) means "sky", this name literally means "starry sky". Sora changes to zora due to rendaku
HOSODA 細田 Japanese
This surname is made up of 細 (Hoso) meaning "Fine, Thin, Narrow" and 田 (Da) means "Rice Paddy, Rice Field".
HOSODAKI 細滝 Japanese (Rare)
Hoso (細) means "fine/thin", Daki (滝) means "waterfall". Daki is a variant of Taki and it changed the T to D due to rendaku. See also HOSOTAKI
HOSOKAWA 細川 Japanese
From Japanese 細 (hoso) meaning "thin, fine, slender" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
HOSOO 細尾 Japanese
From the Japanese 細 (hoso) "narrow" and 尾 (o) "tail."
HOSOTAKI 細滝 Japanese (Rare)
Hoso (細) means "fine/thin", Taki (滝) means "waterfall". Sometimes Taki changes to Daki due to rendaku. See also HOSODAKI
HOUJOU 北條, 北条 Japanese
From Japanese 北 (hou) meaning "north" and 條 or 条 (jou) meaning "article".
HYODO 兵藤 Japanese
兵 (soldier), 藤 (wisteria)
Ī 伊井 Japanese
Combination of Kanji Characters "伊" and "井" meaning "Well".
IBUKA 井深 Japanese
From Japanese 井 (i) meaning "well" and 深 (fuka) meaning "depth". A notable bearer of this surname was the Japanese industrialist Masaru Ibuka who is known for have been a co-founder of Japanese electronics conglomerate Sony (1908 – 1997).
IBUKI 伊吹 Japanese
It is written like this: 伊 I meaning "that one" + 吹 Buki meaning "blow into". IBUKI is also a first name .
ICHIDA 市田 Japanese
From Japanese 市 (ichi) "market" and 田 (da) "paddy, field".
ICHIHARA 一原, 市原, いちはら Japanese
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]
ICHIHASHI Japanese
Ichi means "One" (in rarer cases its written with the character meaning "Market"). Hashi means "Bridge". My source is in the notes.
ICHIKAWA 市川 Japanese
From Japanese 市 (ichi) meaning "market" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
ICHIKO 市子 Japanese
From Japanese 市 (ichi) "city" and 子 (ko) "child".... [more]
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.
ICHINOMIYA 一宮, 一之宮, 市之宮, 一ノ宮, いちのみや Japanese
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]
ICHIOKA 一岡 Japanese
From Japanese 一 (ichi) meaning "one" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill".
ICHITOMI 市富, 市冨, 一富, 一冨, イチトミ Japanese (Rare)
From either 市 (ichi) meaning "market, fair" or 一 (ichi) meaning "one" combined with 富/冨 (tomi) meaning "riches, wealth, fortune."... [more]
IDA 井田 Japanese
From Japanese 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
IEIRI 家入 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".
IGARASHI 五十嵐 Japanese
From Japanese 五十 (i) meaning "fifty", が (ga), a particle indicating a subject, and 嵐 (arashi) meaning "storm".
IGE 伊藝, 伊芸 Japanese
From Japanese 伊 (i) meaning "this" and 藝 or 芸 (ge) meaning "technique".
IGUCHI 井口 Japanese
From Japanese 井 (i) "well, mine shaft, pit" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
IIDA 飯田 Japanese
From Japanese 飯 (ii) meaning "cooked grains, cooked rice" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
III Japanese
Longer than II.
IKARI Japanese
Means "anchor" in Japanese. When written in different kanji, it can also mean anger.
IKE Japanese
池 (Ike) means "Pond, Pool" in Japanese.
IKEGAMI 池上 Japanese
From Japanese 池 (ike) meaning "pool, pond" and 上 (kami) meaning "above, top, upper".
IKEHARA 池原 Japanese
From the Japanese 池 (ike) "pond" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
IKEMOTO 池本, 池元 Japanese
From Japanese 池 (ike) meaning "pool, pond" and 本 or 元 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
IKERU 蘓, 池留, 蘇 Japanese
From Japanese 蘓 (ikeru) meaning "revive, resurrect".
IKESUGI 池杉 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".
IMADA 今田, 今多 Japanese
From the Japanese 今 (ima) "now" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."
IMAEDA 今枝 Japanese
From the Japanese 今 (ima) "now" and 枝 (eda) "branch."
IMAGAWA 今川 Japanese
From Japanese 今 (ima) meaning "present" and 川 (gawa) meaning "river".
IMAI 今井, いまい Japanese
From Japanese 今 (ima) meaning "now, present" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
IMAISHI 今石 Japanese
今 (Ima) means "Now, Present" and 石 (Ishi) means "Stone". This was within the 1009's of most used Japanese surnames in 2012.
IMAMURA 今村 Japanese
From Japanese 今 (ima) meaning "now, present" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
IMANISHI 今西 Japanese
From Japanese 今 (ima) meaning "now, present" and 西 (nishi) meaning "west".
IMAOKA 今岡 Japanese
From Japanese 今 (ima) meaning "now, present" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
IMARI 今利, 伊万里, 伊萬里, イマリ Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 今利, 伊万里 or 伊萬里 with 今 (kon, kin, ima) meaning "now", 利 (ri, ki.ku) meaning "advantage, benefit, profit", 伊 (i, kare) meaning "Italy, that one", 万/萬 (ban, man, yorozu, ma) meaning "ten thousand/10,000" and 里 (ri, sato) meaning "league, parent's home, ri (unit of distance - equal to 3.927 km), village."... [more]
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".
IMOTO 井本 Japanese
Means "well root" in Japanese.
IMYO 異名 Japanese
Imyo is a rare Japanese surname meaning "ANOTHER NAME" or "SYNONYM".
INADA 稲田 Japanese
From Japanese 稲 (ina) meaning "rice plant" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
INAGAKI 稲垣 Japanese
Ina (稲) means rice, Gaki (垣) means fence.
INAMURA 稲村 Japanese
From Japanese 稲 (ina) meaning "rice plant" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
INAZUMA 稲妻, イナズマ, イナヅマ Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 稲妻 which means "(flash of) lightning" (from 稲 (te, tou, ina-, ine) meaning "rice plant" and 妻 (sai, tsuma) meaning "spouse, wife").... [more]
INOSHISHI 猪, イノシシ Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 猪 (cho, i, inoshishi) meaning "boar."
INOUYE 井上 Japanese
Variant transcription of INOUE.
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 犬飼 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".
IORI 庵, 井居, 井折, 井織, 伊折 Japanese
This surname is used as 庵, 井居, 井折, 井織, 伊折 or 伊織 with 庵 (an, iori, io) meaning "hermitage, retreat", 井 (sei, shou, i) meaning "well, well crib, town, community", 伊 (i, kare) meaning "Italy, that one", 居 (kyo, ko, i.ru, -i, o.ru) meaning "reside, to be, exist, live with", 折 (setsu, o.ru, ori, o.ri, -o.ri, o.reru) meaning "fold, break, fracture, bend, yield, submit" and 織 (o.ri) meaning "fabric, weave."... [more]
ISAGO Japanese
From Japanese 沙 (isago) meaning "sand".
ISAMU Japanese
Isamu means courageous warrior
ISAYAMA 諫山 Japanese
A Japanese surname meaning "admonish mountain". A bearer of this surname is Hajime Isayama. He is a Japanese manga artist. (1986-)
ISHIBASHI 石橋 Japanese
From Japanese 石 (ishi) meaning "stone" and 橋 (hashi) meaning "bridge".
ISHIDO 石堂 Japanese
From the Japanese 石 (ishi) "stone" and 堂 (do) "hall."
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.
ISHIHARA 石原 Japanese
From Japanese 石 (ishi) meaning "stone" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
ISHII 石井 Japanese
From Japanese 石 (ishi) meaning "stone" and 井 (i) meaning "well".
ISHIKURA 石倉, 石蔵 Japanese
From the Japanese 石 (ishi) "stone" combined with 倉 (kura) or 蔵 (kura) storehouse."
ISHIMORI 石森 Japanese
From Japanese 石 (ishi) meaning "stone" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest".
ISHIMOTO Japanese
Ishi means "Stone" and Moto means "Source,Root, Origin".
ISHITSUKA Japanese
"Stone mound".
ISHIUCHI Japanese
Ishi means "Stone" and Uchi means "Inside".
ISHIWATA 石渡 Japanese
From Japanese 石 (ishi) meaning "stone" and 渡 (wata) meaning "cross, ferry".
ISHIYAMA Japanese
From the Japanese 石 (ishi) "stone" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
ISHIZU 石津 Japanese
From Japanese 石 (ishi) meaning "stone" and 津 (zu) meaning "ferry".
ISHIZUKA Japanese
Ishi means "Stone" and Zuka means "Mound". Its a variant of Ishitsuka.
ISOBE 磯部 Japanese
From the Japanese 磯 (iso) "beach" and 部 (be) "region," "division," "part."
ISOGAI Japanese
Iso meeans "Beach" and Gai means "Valley."
ISOZAKI 磯崎, 磯埼 Japanese
From the Japanese 磯 (iso) "beach" and 崎 or 埼 (zaki or saki) "cape," "peninsula."
IWAAKI 岩明 Japanese
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning "cliff" and 明 (aki) meaning "bright". ... [more]
IWADO 岩戸 Japanese (Rare)
Iwado means "rock door". Iwado from Holyland is a character bearing this surname
IWAE Japanese
Iwae means "Stone, Rock" and E means "Bay, Creek, Inlet". It can possibly written other ways as well.
IWAI 岩井 Japanese
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning "cliff, rocks" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
IWAIZUMI 岩泉 Japanese (Rare)
Iwa (岩) means "rock, boulder", izumi (泉) means "spring, water source", it is also a town in Iwate prefecture. Hajime Iwaizumi (岩泉 一) from Haikyuu!! manga and anime is a notable bearer of this surname.
IWAMOTO 岩本, 岩元 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 岩岡 Japanese
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning "cliff, rocks" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
IWASAKI 岩崎 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".
IWATANI 岩谷 Japanese
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning "rock" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
IWAYA 岩屋 Japanese
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning "cliff, rocks" and 屋 (ya) meaning "house".
IWAYAMA 岩山 Japanese
Means "rocky mountain" in Japanese, from 岩 (iwa) "rock" and 山 (yama) "mountain".
IZUHARA 出原, 泉原, 伊豆原, イズハラ Japanese
This surname is used as 出原, 泉原 or 伊豆原 with 出 (shutsu, sui, i.dasu, i.deru, da.su, -da.su, -de, de.ru, izu) meaning "come out, exit, go out, leave, protrude, put out", 泉 (sei, izumi, izu) meaning "fountain, spring", 伊 (i, kare) meaning "Italy, that one", 豆 (zu, tou, mame, mame-) meaning "beans, midget, pea" and 原 (gen, hara) meaning "field, meadow, original, plain, prairie, primitive, tundra, wilderness."
IZUMO 出雲, 出茂, イズモ Japanese
This surname combines 出 (shutsu, sui, i.dasu, i.deru, da.su, -da.su, -de, de.ru) meaning "come out, exit, go out, leave, protrude, put out" with 雲 (un, kumo, -gumo, zumo) meaning "cloud" or 茂 (mo, shige.ru) meaning "be luxuriant, grow thick, overgrown."... [more]
JINNOUCHI 陣内, 陣之内, 陣ノ内 Japanese
From the Japanese 陣 (jin) "camp" and 内 (uchi or nai) "inside." The grammatical and phonetic particle ノ or 之 (no) is sometimes written between the other two characters.
JIRO 耳郎 Japanese
From Japanese 耳 (ji) meaning "ear" and 郎 (ro, rou, rō) meaning "son, male"
JOTO ジョート Japanese
JUNKO 純子, 順子, 淳子, 潤子, 準子 Japanese
Junko can be written using different kanji characters and can mean any of the following:... [more]
KABAYAMA 樺山 Japanese (Rare)
Kaba (樺) means "birch", yama (山) means "mountain"
KABE Japanese (Rare)
Ka ("Increase,Step Up"), ... [more]
KABUTO 甲, 兜, 加太, 甲頭, 加部東 Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 甲, 兜, 加太, 甲頭, 加部東 or 鹿伏兎 with 甲 (ka, kan, kou, kinoe, kabuto) meaning "A grade, armour, carapace, first class, former, high (voice), instep", 兜 (to, tou, kabuto) meaning "headpiece, helmet", 加 (ka, kuwa.eru, kuwa.waru) meaning "add(ition), Canada, include, increase, join", 太 (ta, tai, futo.i, futo.ru) meaning "big around, plump, thick", 頭 (zu, to, tou, atama, kashira, kaburi, -gashira) meaning "head", 部 (bu, -be) meaning "bureau, class, copy, department, part, portion, section", 東 (tou, higashi) meaning "east", 鹿 (rou, ka, shika) meaning "deer", 伏 (fuku, fu.su, fu.seru) meaning "bend down, bow, cover, lay (pipes), prostrated" or 兎 (tsu, to, usagi) meaning "hare, rabbit."... [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]
KAETSU 嘉悦 Japanese
From Japanese 嘉 (Ka) meaning "applaud, praise, esteem, happy, auspicious", and 悦 (etsu) meaning "ecstasy, joy, rapture". Other kanji combinations are possible, and can create alternate meanings.
KAGA 加賀 Japanese
From the Japanese 加 (ka) "increase," "step up" and 賀 (ka or ga) "congratulation."
KAGAMINE 鏡音 Japanese, Popular Culture
From the Japanese (kagami) meaning "mirror" and (ne) meaning "sound".
KAGEYAMA 影山, 蔭山, 景山 Japanese
From Japanese 影 or 景 (kage) meaning "shadow" or 蔭 (kage) meaning "shade, shelter" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
KAGIYAMA 鍵山 Japanese
Means "key mountain".... [more]
KAIBA Japanese
Kai means "ocean,harbor" while Ba means "leaf" and possibly others. {this might need further research}
KAIYŌ 回陽, カイヨウ Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 回 (e, kai, ka.eru, mawa.shi-, -mawa.shi, mawa.su, -mawa.su, -mawa.ri, mawa.ru, -mawa.ru, motoo.ru) meaning "game, revolve, round" and 陽 (you, hi) meaning "daytime, heaven, male, positive, sunshine, yang principle."... [more]
KAJI Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "wind". This is the last name of famous Japanese voice actor from Tokyo Japan, Yūki Kaji.
KAJITANI Japanese
Rare Japanese surname, roughly meaning "to add to the field; extend field boundaries".
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.
KAJIWARA Japanese
Written with characters meaning ‘oar’ and ‘plain’, this name is found mostly in western Japan.
KAKASHI Japanese
This might come from the given name.
KAKI Japanese
From Japanese 柿 (kaki) meaning "persimmon".
KAKIHARA 柿原 Japanese
From Japanese 柿 (kaki) meaning "persimmon" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain". A notable bearer of this surname is voice actor Tetsuya Kakihara (柿原 徹也 Kakihara Tetsuya, 1982–).
KAKIMURA Japanese
Kaki means "Persimmon" and Mura means and it could mean "Village" or "Hamlet", which is usually smaller than a village.
KAKINE 垣根 Japanese (Rare)
Kaki (垣) means "fence", ne (根) means "root, base, foundation". Notable bearers of this surname are Takuya Kakine, a football player, and Teitoku Kakine, a character from Toaru Majutsu no Index
KAKINUMA Japanese
Kaki means "Persimmon" and Numa means "Swamp".
KAKITA 柿田 Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 柿 (kaki) meaning "persimmon" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
KAKU Japanese
Kaku must mean "Draw", because the full name "Kaku Michi" means "Draw Path". It got kinda popular due its meaning.
KAKUMA 加隈 Japanese
From Japanese 加 (ka) meaning "add, increase" and 隈 (kuma) meaning "corner, shade".
KAKUTANI 角谷 Japanese
From Japanese 角 (kaku) meaning "corner" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
KAMADO Japanese
A traditional Japanese wood or charcoal-fuelled cookstove/furnace (竈 kama), while the second means "door" (門 do). Other kanji combinations are possible.
KAMATA 鎌田 Japanese
From Japanese 鎌 (kama) meaning "sickle, scythe" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
KAMEI 亀井 Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "turtle well". It is written as 亀井. A bearer of this surname is Eri Kamei. She is a member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. (1988-)
KAMENASHI かめなし Japanese
Means "turle pear" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 亀 (turtle) and 梨 (pear).
KAMINAGA Japanese (Rare, ?)
I am a descendant of the Fujiwara clan and Asano clan and Minamoto clan and Emperor Seiwa.
KAMINARI 上鳴, 雷 Japanese
From Japanese 上 (kami) meaning "above" and 鳴 (nari) meaning "sound, to ring" or 雷 (kaminari) meaning "thunder"
KAMIYAMA 神山, 上山 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".
KAMOSHIDA 鴨志田 Japanese
From Japanese 鴨 (kamo) meaning "duck", 志 (shi) meaning "will, purpose" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
KAMOTO 加本, 嘉本, 家本, 賀本, 下元 Japanese
This surname is used as 加本, 嘉本, 家本, 賀本, 下元, 嘉元 or 賀元 with 加 (ka, kuwa.eru, kuwa.waru) meaning "add(ition), Canada, include, increase, join," 嘉 (ka, yoi, yomi.suru) meaning "applaud, esteem, praise," 家 (ka, ke, ie, uchi, ya) meaning "expert, family, home, house, performer, professional," 賀 (ga, ka) meaning "congratulations, joy," 下 (ka, ge, o.riru, kuda.saru, kuda.ri, kuda.ru, sa.garu, sa.geru, shita, shimo, moto) meaning "below, descend, down, give, inferior, low," 本 (hon, moto) meaning "book, main, origin, present, real, true" and 元 (gan, gen, moto) meaning "beginning, former time, origin."
KANAMORI 金森 Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kana) meaning "gold, money" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest".
KANAZAWA 金沢, 金澤 Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kana) meaning "metal, money, gold" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
KANBARA 神原 Japanese
From Japanese 神 (kan) meaning "god" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
KANBAYASHI 上林, 官林, 管林, 神林 Japanese
From the Japanese 上 (kan, kami or ue) "upper," "above," 管 (kan) "tube," "canal," 官 (kan) "authorities," "government" or 神 (kan, kami or shin) "god" and 林 (bayashi or hayashi) "forest," "woods," "grove."
KANBE Japanese
It's written as Kan meaning "God, Deity" and Be meaning "Door".
KANEDA 金田 Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kane) meaning "metal" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
KANEDAKARA 金宝 Japanese
Combination Kanji Character "金" meaning "Gold", with "宝" meaning "Treasure".
KANEKI 金城, 金木, 金気, 金喜, 兼城 Japanese
This surname is used as 金城, 金木, 金気, 金喜, 兼城, 兼木 or 鹿子木 with 金 (kin, kon, gon, kana-, kane, -gane) meaning "gold," 兼 (ken, ka.neru, -ka.neru) meaning "and, concurrently," 城 (jou, shiro, ki) meaning "castle," 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood," 気 (ki, ke, iki) meaning "air, atmosphere, mood, mind, spirit," 喜 (ki, yoroko.basu, yoroko.bu) meaning "rejoice, take pleasure in," 鹿 (roku, ka, shika) meaning "deer" and 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, -ne) meaning "child, sign of the rat (1st sign of the Chinese zodiac)."
KANEKO 金子 Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kane) meaning "gold, metal, money" and 子 (ko) meaning "child".
KANEMARU 金丸 Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kane) meaning "gold, metal" and 丸 (maru) meaning "circle, round, whole".
KANEMOTO Japanese
Topographic name meaning ‘(one who lives) near where gold (or any metal) is found’. Found in the island of Okinawa, where it is variously written. ... [more]
KANESHIRO かねしろ Japanese
Means "gold castle" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 金 (gold) and 城 (castle). This surname is of Okinawan origin.
KANNO 菅野 Japanese
From the Japanese 菅 (kan or suga) "sedge" and 野 (no) "field," "area." This name can also be read as SUGANO.
KANROJI 甘露寺 Japanese
Fron Japanese 甘 (kan) meaning "sweet", 露 (ro) meaning "dew" and 寺 (ji) meaning "temple".
KARAMATSU Japanese
Kara means "Larch" (green needles poking from a tree) and MATSU means "Pine/Fur Tree".
KARASU 烏, 鴉, 唐須, カラス Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 烏 (u, o, izukunzo, karazu, nanzo) meaning "crow, raven" or 鴉, which is an outdated variant of 烏.... [more]
KARIATSUMARI 狩集, カリアツマリ Japanese (Rare)
Combination of 狩り (kari) meaning "hunt(ing)" and 集まり (atsumari) meaning "gathering, meeting, assembly," mainly concentrated in Kagoshima prefecture in southern Japan.... [more]
KASAI 火災 Japanese
It means fire in Japanese
KASEI 火星 Japanese
From Japanese 火星 (kasei) meaning "Mars".
KASHIWA 柏, カシワ Japanese
This surname is used as 柏 (haku, hyaku, byaku, kashiwa) meaning "oak."... [more]
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 柏枝 Japanese
柏 (Kashiwa) refers to the Japanese "emperor/ daimyo oak tree" and 枝 (Eda) means "Bough, Twig, Limb, Knot, Branch, Twig".
KASHIWAGI 柏木 Japanese
From 柏 (kashiwa), which specifically refers the Japanese Emperor Oak/Daimyo oak (Quercus dentata), and 木 (ki), meaning "tree".
KATAGIRI 片桐 Japanese
From the Japanese 片 (kata) "single-" and 桐 (giri) "foxglove tree."
KATAYAMA 片山 Japanese
From Japanese 片 (kata) meaning "partial, one-sided" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
KATSURA 桂, 勝占, 勝羅, 勝良, 曽良 Japanese
This surname is used as 桂, 勝占, 勝羅, 勝良, 曽良 or 葛良 with 桂 (kei, katsura) meaning "cinnamon tree, Japanese Judas-tree", 勝 (shou, ka.tsu, katsu, -ga.chi, sugu.reru, masa.ru) meaning "excel, prevail, victory, win", 曽 (so, sou, zou, katsu, katsute, sunawachi) meaning "before, ever, formerly, never, once", 葛 (kachi, katsu, kuzu, tsudzura, katsura) meaning "arrowroot, kudzu", 占 (sen, urana.u, shi.meru) meaning "divining, forecasting, fortune-telling, get, have, hold, occupy, take", 羅 (ra, usumono) meaning "gauze, Rome, thin silk" and 良 (ryou, i.i, yo.i, ra) meaning "good, pleasing, skilled."... [more]
KAVAKAMI 川上 Japanese (Russified)
Alternate transcription of KAWAKAMI more commonly used by ethnic Japanese living in parts of the former Soviet Union and Sakhalin Japanese residing on Sakhalin Island in Russia.
KAVASAKI 川崎 Japanese (Russified)
Alternate transcription of KAWASAKI more commonly used by ethnic Japanese living in parts of the former Soviet Union and Sakhalin Japanese residing on Sakhalin Island in Russia.
KAWA Japanese
"River, Stream".
KAWABATA Japanese
'Side or bank of the river'; written two ways, with two different characters for kawa ‘river’. One family is descended from the northern Fujiwara through the Saionji family; the other from the Sasaki family... [more]
KAWADA 川田 Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
KAWAHARA 川原, 河原 Japanese
From Japanese 川 or 河 (kawa) meaning "river" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
KAWAI 川井 Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
KAWAKITA 川北 Japanese
川 (Kawa) means "River" and 北 (Kita) means "North".
KAWAMOTO 川本 Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
KAWAMURA 川村, 河村 Japanese
From Japanese 川 or 河 (kawa) meaning "river, stream" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
KAWANABE 川鍋, 川辺, 河鍋 Japanese
KAWANAKA 川中 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".
KAWANO 川野, 河野 Japanese
From the Japanese 川 or 河 (kawa or gawa) and 野 (no) "field," "area."
KAWASHIMA 川島, 川嶋, カワシマ Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream, brook" and 島 (shima) or 嶋 (shima) both meaning "island".
KAWASHITA Japanese
Kawa means "River, Stream" and Shita means "Under, Below".
KAWATA 川田 Japanese
Variant transcription of KAWADA.
KAWAUCHI 河内, 川内 Japanese
From Japanese 河 (kawa) or 川 (kawa) meaning "river" combined with 内 (uchi) meaning "inside".
KAWAYE Japanese (Americanized)
Americanized form of KAWAI.
KAWAZU 川津, 河津 Japanese (Rare)
Kawa (川, 河) means "river", tsu (津) means "port". Tsu changes to zu/dzu because of rendaku
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]
KAZAMI 風見 Japanese
From Japanese 風 (kaza) meaning "wind, style" and 見 (mi) meaning "looking, viewing".
KAZEHAYA 風早 Japanese
Kaze means "wind" and haya means "fast".
KAZETANI 風谷, カゼタニ Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 風 (kaze) meaning "wind, style" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
KENDO 拳藤 Japanese
From Japanese 拳 (ken) meaning "fist" and 藤 (do, dou, dō) meaning "wisteria"
KENMA 見満 Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "to see enough".
KHAYASI Japanese (Russified)
Alternate transcription of HAYASHI more commonly used by ethnic Japanese living in parts of the former Soviet Union and Sakhalin Japanese residing on Sakhalin Island in Russia.
KICHIDA Japanese
It is the same as YOSHIDA, it means "Lucky, Fortunate Rice Paddy/ Field". This seems to be less common than Yoshida.
KIDA 木田 Japanese
From Japanese 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
KIDAMURA 貴田村, 喜田村, 木田村 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").
KIKUCHI 菊池, 菊地 Japanese
From Japanese 菊 (kiku) meaning "chrysanthemum" and 池 (chi) meaning "pool, pond" or 地 (chi) meaning "earth, land, ground".
KIKUHARA 菊原 Japanese (Rare)
Kiku (菊) means "chrysanthemum", hara (原) means "plain/field/meadow"
KIKUYA Japanese
"Chrysanthemum valley."
KIKYO 桔梗, 喜京, 木京, 鬼京, キキョウ Japanese
This surname is used as 桔梗, 喜京, 木京 or 鬼京 with 桔 (kitsu, ketsu, ki), which is used in plant names, 梗 (kyou, kou, oomune, fusagu, yamanire) meaning "close up, flower stem, for the most part", 喜 (ki, yoroko.basu, yoroko.bu) meaning "rejoice, take pleasure in", 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood", 鬼 (ki, oni, oni-) meaning "devil, ghost" and 京 (kyou, kin, kei, miyako) meaning "capital."... [more]
KINJO 金城 Japanese
From the Japanese 金 (kin or kane) "gold," "money" and 城 (jo or shiro) "castle."
KINO 木野 Japanese
Of unknown meaning. A notable name bearer is a fictional character "Makoto Kino" in the "Sailor Moon" anime.
KINOSHITA 木下 Japanese
From Japanese 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood", an unwritten possessive marker 之 (no), and 下 (shita) meaning "under, below".
KINUGASA 衣笠 Japanese
From Japanese 衣 (kinu) meaning "clothing, clothes" and 笠 (kasa) meaning "bamboo hat".
KIRIGAYA 桐谷, 桐萱, 桐ケ谷, キリガヤ Japanese
This surname is used as 桐谷, 桐ケ谷, 桐ヶ谷 or 桐萱 with 桐 (tou, dou, kiri) meaning "paulownia," 谷 (koku, kiwa.maru, tani, ya) meaning "valley" and 萱 (ken, kaya, kanzou) meaning "miscanthus reed."... [more]
KIRIMA 桐間, 霧間 Japanese (Rare)
Kiri (桐 or 霧) means "paulownia/foxglove tree" or "mist" respectively, ma (間), means "space".
KIRIMURA Japanese
Kiri means "Paulownia" and Mura means "Village".
KIRISHIMA 桐島, 桐嶋, 霧島, 霧嶋, 切島 Japanese
This surname combines 桐 (tou, dou, kiri) meaning "paulownia," 霧 (bu, bou, mu, kiri) meaning "fog, mist" or 切 (sai, setsu, ki.ri, -ki.ri, ki.ru, -ki.ru, ki.re, -ki.re, ki.reru, -ki.reru, -gi.ri, -gi.re) meaning "be sharp, cut(off)" with 島 (tou, shima) meaning "island" or 嶋, which is an outdated variant of 島.... [more]
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.
KIRIYAMA 桐山 Japanese
Kiri (桐) means "Paulownia/foxglove tree", yama (山) means "mountain". Notable bearers of this surname are Kouji Kiriyama (桐山光侍), a Japanese manga author, Kazuo Kiriyama (桐山和雄) from Battle Royale, and Rei Kiriyama (桐山零), the main character of 3-gatsu no lion.
KISARAGI 如月 Japanese (Rare)
Old way to say February.
KISHI Japanese
From Japanese 岸 (kishi) meaning "bank, shore".
KISHIDA 岸田 Japanese
From Japanese 岸 (kishi) meaning "beach, shore, bank" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
KISHINO 岸野 Japanese
From Japanese 岸 (kishi) meaning "beach, shore, bank" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
KITABAYASHI 北林 Japanese
From the Japanese 北 (kita) "North" and 林 (bayashi or hayashi) "forest," "woods."
KITAHARA Japanese
Kita means "North" and Hara means "Plain, Field, Wilderness."
KITAJIMA 北島 Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning "north" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".
KITAMURA 北村 Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning "north" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
KITANI 木谷 Japanese
From the Japanese 木 (ki or moku) "tree," "wood" and 谷 (tani or ya) "valley."
KITANO 北野 Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning "north" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
KITANOKOUJI 北小路 Japanese (Rare)
Kitanokouji (北小路) comes from kita (北) means "North", Kouji (小路) means "Alley". This is one of the kuge surnames and this surname is very rare. No notable people or fictional characters bear this surname.
KITAO Japanese
Kita means "North" and O means "Tail".
KITAOKA 北岡 Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning "north" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
KITASHIRAKAWA 北白川 Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning "north", 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
KITAYAMA 北山 Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning "north" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
KITAZAWA 北沢, 北澤 Japanese
Kita (北) means "North", zawa/sawa (沢 or 澤) means "swamp". Sawa changes to zawa because of rendaku.
KIYA 木谷 Japanese
Means "tree valley" in Japanese, from 木 (ki) "tree" and 谷 (ya) "valley".
KIYOKO 清子 Japanese
Surname of American-Japanese singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and director Hayley Kiyoko.
KIYOMIZU 清水 Japanese
A variation of the popular surname SHIMIZU. 清 (Kiyo) means "Pure, Clean" and 水 (Mizu) means "Water".
KIYOTA 清田 Japanese
From the Japanese 清 (kiyo) "clearly," "brightly," "cleanly" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy."
KOBASHI Japanese
Ko ("Small") + Bashi from Hashi ("Bridge").
KOBE Japanese
From the Japanese city of Kobe.
KODA 香田, 神田, 行田 Japanese
From Japanese 香 (kō) meaning "fragrance, incense", 神 (kō) meaning "god", or 行 (kō) meaning "journey, travel" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
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".
KŌEN コーエン Japanese
Japanese form of COHEN.
KOGANE 黄金, 小金, 古金, 子金, 故金 Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 黄金, 小金, 古金, 子金, 故金 or 小賀根 with 黄 (ou, kou, ki, ko-) meaning "yellow", 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small", 古 (ko, furu-, furu.i, -fu.rusu) meaning "old", 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, -ne) meaning "child, sign of the rat (1st sign of Chinese zodiac", 故 (ko, furu.i, moto, yue) meaning "cause, circumstances, consequently, especially, happenstance, intentionally, reason, the late, therefore", 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy", 根 (kon, ne, -ne) meaning "head (pimple), radical, root" and 金 (kin, kon, gon, kana-, kane, -gane) meaning "gold."... [more]
KOHIRA Japanese
The same as KODAIRA. Naonori Kohira is a Japanese photojournalist and media producer.
KOIDE 小出 Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 出 (ide or de) "rising."
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]
KOIKE 小池 Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 池 (ike) "pond."
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.
KOJIMA 小島, 児島 Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning "small" or 児 (ko) meaning "young" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".