Japanese last names meaning star

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Japanese Last Names Meanings and Origins Top 10,000

1Sato(佐藤)佐 meaning assistant, help./ 藤 meaning wisteria.2Suzuki(鈴木)鈴 meaning small bell, buzzer./ 木 meaning tree, wood.3Takahashi(高橋)高 meaning tall, high, expensive./ 橋 meaning bridge.4Tanaka(田中)田 meaning rice field, rice paddy./ 中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center.5Ito(伊藤)伊 meaning Italy, that one./ 藤 meaning wisteria.6Watanabe(渡辺)渡 meaning transit, ford, ferry, cross, import, deliver, diameter, migrate./ 辺 meaning environs, boundary, border, vicinity.7Yamamoto(山本)山 meaning mountain./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.8Nakamura(中村)中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center./ 村 meaning village, town.9Kobayashi(小林)小 meaning little, small./ 林 meaning grove, forest.10Kato(加藤)加 meaning add, addition, increase, join, include, Canada./ 藤 meaning wisteria.11Yoshida(吉田)吉 meaning good luck, joy, congratulations./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.12Yamada(山田)山 meaning mountain./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.13Sasaki(佐々木)佐 meaning assistant, help./ 々 meaning iteration mark./ 木 meaning tree, wood.14Yamaguchi(山口)山 meaning mountain./ 口 meaning mouth.15Matsumoto(松本)松 meaning pine tree./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.16Inoue(井上)井 meaning well, well crib, town, community./ 上 meaning above, up.17Kimura(木村)木 meaning tree, wood./ 村 meaning village, town.18Hayashi(林)林 meaning grove, forest.19Saito(斎藤)斎 meaning purification, Buddhist food, room, worship, avoid, alike./ 藤 meaning wisteria.20Shimizu(清水)清 meaning pure, purify, cleanse, exorcise, Manchu dynasty./ 水 meaning water.21Yamazaki(山崎)山 meaning mountain./ 崎 meaning promontory, cape, spit.22Mori(森)森 meaning forest, woods.23Ikeda(池田)池 meaning pond, cistern, pool, reservoir./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.24Hashimoto(橋本)橋 meaning bridge./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.25Abe(阿部)阿 meaning Africa, flatter, fawn upon, corner, nook, recess./ 部 meaning section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine.26Ishikawa(石川)石 meaning stone./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).27Yamashita(山下)山 meaning mountain./ 下 meaning below, down, descend, give, low, inferior.28Nakajima(中島)中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center./ 島 meaning island.29Ishii(石井)石 meaning stone./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.30Ogawa(小川)小 meaning little, small./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).31Maeda(前田)前 meaning in front, before./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.32Okada(岡田)岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.33Hasegawa(長谷川)長 meaning long, leader, superior, senior./ 谷 meaning valley./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).34Fujita(藤田)藤 meaning wisteria./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.35Goto(後藤)後 meaning behind, back, later./ 藤 meaning wisteria.36Kondo(近藤)近 meaning near, early, akin, tantamount./ 藤 meaning wisteria.37Murakami(村上)村 meaning village, town./ 上 meaning above, up.38Endo(遠藤)遠 meaning distant, far./ 藤 meaning wisteria.39Aoki(青木)青 meaning blue, green./ 木 meaning tree, wood.40Sakamoto(坂本)坂 meaning slope, incline, hill./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.41Saito(斉藤)斉 meaning adjusted, alike, equal, similar variety of./ 藤 meaning wisteria.42Fukuda(福田)福 meaning blessing, fortune, luck, wealth./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.43Ota(太田)太 meaning plump, thick, big around./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.44Nishimura(西村)西 meaning west, Spain./ 村 meaning village, town.45Fujii(藤井)藤 meaning wisteria./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.46Okamoto(岡本)岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.47Fujiwara(藤原)藤 meaning wisteria./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.48Kaneko(金子)金 meaning gold./ 子 meaning child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac.49Miura(三浦)三 meaning three./ 浦 meaning bay, creek, inlet, gulf, beach, seacoast.50Nakano(中野)中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.51Nakagawa(中川)中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).52Harada(原田)原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.53Matsuda(松田)松 meaning pine tree./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.54Takeuchi(竹内)竹 meaning bamboo./ 内 meaning inside, within, between, among, house, home.55Ono(小野)小 meaning little, small./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.56Tamura(田村)田 meaning rice field, rice paddy./ 村 meaning village, town.57Nakayama(中山)中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center./ 山 meaning mountain.58Wada(和田)和 meaning harmony, Japanese style, peace, soften, Japan./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.59Ishida(石田)石 meaning stone./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.60Morita(森田)森 meaning forest, woods./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.61Ueda(上田)上 meaning above, up./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.62Hara(原)原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.63Uchida(内田)内 meaning inside, within, between, among, house, home./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.64Shibata(柴田)柴 meaning brush, firewood./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.65Sakai(酒井)酒 meaning sake, alcohol./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.66Miyazaki(宮崎)宮 meaning Shinto shrine, constellations, palace, princess./ 崎 meaning promontory, cape, spit.67Yokoyama(横山)横 meaning sideways, side, horizontal, width, woof, unreasonable, perverse./ 山 meaning mountain.68Takagi(高木)高 meaning tall, high, expensive./ 木 meaning tree, wood.69Ando(安藤)安 meaning relax, cheap, low, quiet, rested, contented, peaceful./ 藤 meaning wisteria.70Miyamoto(宮本)宮 meaning Shinto shrine, constellations, palace, princess./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.71Ono(大野)大 meaning large, big./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.72Kojima(小島)小 meaning little, small./ 島 meaning island.73Taniguchi(谷口)谷 meaning valley./ 口 meaning mouth.74Kudo(工藤)工 meaning craft, construction, katakana e radical (no. 48)./ 藤 meaning wisteria.75Imai(今井)今 meaning now./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.76Takada(高田)高 meaning tall, high, expensive./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.77Masuda(増田)増 meaning increase, add, augment, gain, promote./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.78Maruyama(丸山)丸 meaning round, full (month), perfection, -ship, pills, make round, roll up, curl up, seduce, explain away./ 山 meaning mountain.79Sugiyama(杉山)杉 meaning cedar, cryptomeria./ 山 meaning mountain.80Murata(村田)村 meaning village, town./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.81Otsuka(大塚)大 meaning large, big./ 塚 meaning hillock, mound.82Koyama(小山)小 meaning little, small./ 山 meaning mountain.83Arai(新井)新 meaning new./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.84Hirano(平野)平 meaning even, flat, peace./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.85Fujimoto(藤本)藤 meaning wisteria./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.86Kono(河野)河 meaning river./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.87Ueno(上野)上 meaning above, up./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.88Takeda(武田)武 meaning warrior, military, chivalry, arms./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.89Noguchi(野口)野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life./ 口 meaning mouth.90Matsui(松井)松 meaning pine tree./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.91Chiba(千葉)千 meaning thousand./ 葉 meaning leaf, plane, lobe, needle, blade, spear, counter for flat things, fragment, piece.92Sugawara(菅原)菅 meaning sedge./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.93Iwasaki(岩崎)岩 meaning boulder, rock, cliff./ 崎 meaning promontory, cape, spit.94Kubo(久保)久 meaning long time, old story./ 保 meaning protect, guarantee, keep, preserve, sustain, support.95Kinoshita(木下)木 meaning tree, wood./ 下 meaning below, down, descend, give, low, inferior.96Sano(佐野)佐 meaning assistant, help./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.97Nomura(野村)野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life./ 村 meaning village, town.98Matsuo(松尾)松 meaning pine tree./ 尾 meaning tail, end, counter for fish, lower slope of mountain.99Kikuchi(菊地)菊 meaning chrysanthemum./ 地 meaning ground, earth.100Sugimoto(杉本)杉 meaning cedar, cryptomeria./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.101Ichikawa(市川)市 meaning market, city, town./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).102Furukawa(古川)古 meaning old./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).103Onishi(大西)大 meaning large, big./ 西 meaning west, Spain.104Shimada(島田)島 meaning island./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.105Mizuno(水野)水 meaning water./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.106Sakurai(桜井)桜 meaning cherry./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.107Takano(高野)高 meaning tall, high, expensive./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.108Watanabe(渡部)渡 meaning transit, ford, ferry, cross, import, deliver, diameter, migrate./ 部 meaning section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine.109Yoshikawa(吉川)吉 meaning good luck, joy, congratulations./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).110Yamauchi(山内)山 meaning mountain./ 内 meaning inside, within, between, among, house, home.111Nishida(西田)西 meaning west, Spain./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.112Iida(飯田)飯 meaning meal, boiled rice./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.113Kikuchi(菊池)菊 meaning chrysanthemum./ 池 meaning pond, cistern, pool, reservoir.114Nishikawa(西川)西 meaning west, Spain./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).115Komatsu(小松)小 meaning little, small./ 松 meaning pine tree.116Kitamura(北村)北 meaning north./ 村 meaning village, town.117Yasuda(安田)安 meaning relax, cheap, low, quiet, rested, contented, peaceful./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.118Igarashi(五十嵐)五 meaning five./ 十 meaning ten./ 嵐 meaning storm, tempest.119Kawaguchi(川口)川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)./ 口 meaning mouth.120Hirata(平田)平 meaning even, flat, peace./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.121Seki(関)関 meaning connection, barrier, gateway, involve, concerning.122Nakada(中田)中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.123Kubota(久保田)久 meaning long time, old story./ 保 meaning protect, guarantee, keep, preserve, sustain, support./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.124Azuma(東)東 meaning east.125Hattori(服部)服 meaning clothing, admit, obey, discharge./ 部 meaning section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine.126Kawasaki(川崎)川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)./ 崎 meaning promontory, cape, spit.127Iwata(岩田)岩 meaning boulder, rock, cliff./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.128Tsuchiya(土屋)土 meaning soil, earth, ground, Turkey./ 屋 meaning roof, house, shop, dealer, seller.129Fukushima(福島)福 meaning blessing, fortune, luck, wealth./ 島 meaning island.130Honda(本田)本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.131Tsuji(辻)辻 meaning crossing, crossroad, street corners, (kokuji).132Higuchi(樋口)樋 meaning water pipe, gutter, downspout, conduit./ 口 meaning mouth.133Taguchi(田口)田 meaning rice field, rice paddy./ 口 meaning mouth.134Akiyama(秋山)秋 meaning autumn./ 山 meaning mountain.135Nagai(永井)永 meaning eternity, long, lengthy./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.136Yamanaka(山中)山 meaning mountain./ 中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center.137Nakanishi(中西)中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center./ 西 meaning west, Spain.138Yoshimura(吉村)吉 meaning good luck, joy, congratulations./ 村 meaning village, town.139Kawakami(川上)川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)./ 上 meaning above, up.140Ohashi(大橋)大 meaning large, big./ 橋 meaning bridge.141Ishihara(石原)石 meaning stone./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.142Matsuoka(松岡)松 meaning pine tree./ 岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll.143Hamada(浜田)浜 meaning seacoast, beach, seashore./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.144Baba(馬場)馬 meaning horse./ 場 meaning location, place.145Morimoto(森本)森 meaning forest, woods./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.146Yano(矢野)矢 meaning dart, arrow./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.147Asano(浅野)浅 meaning shallow, superficial, frivolous, wretched, shameful./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.148Hoshino(星野)星 meaning star, spot, dot, mark./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.149Matsushita(松下)松 meaning pine tree./ 下 meaning below, down, descend, give, low, inferior.150Okubo(大久保)大 meaning large, big./ 久 meaning long time, old story./ 保 meaning protect, guarantee, keep, preserve, sustain, support.151Yoshioka(吉岡)吉 meaning good luck, joy, congratulations./ 岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll.152Koike(小池)小 meaning little, small./ 池 meaning pond, cistern, pool, reservoir.153Noda(野田)野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.154Araki(荒木)荒 meaning laid waste, rough, rude, wild./ 木 meaning tree, wood.155Matsura(松浦)松 meaning pine tree./ 浦 meaning bay, creek, inlet, gulf, beach, seacoast.156Kumagai(熊谷)熊 meaning bear./ 谷 meaning valley.157Otani(大谷)大 meaning large, big./ 谷 meaning valley.158Naito(内藤)内 meaning inside, within, between, among, house, home./ 藤 meaning wisteria.159Kuroda(黒田)黒 meaning black./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.160Ozaki(尾崎)尾 meaning tail, end, counter for fish, lower slope of mountain./ 崎 meaning promontory, cape, spit.161Kawamura(川村)川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)./ 村 meaning village, town.162Nagata(永田)永 meaning eternity, long, lengthy./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.163Mochizuki(望月)望 meaning ambition, full moon, hope, desire, aspire to, expect./ 月 meaning month, moon.164Matsumura(松村)松 meaning pine tree./ 村 meaning village, town.165Hori(堀)堀 meaning ditch, moat, canal.166Tanabe(田辺)田 meaning rice field, rice paddy./ 辺 meaning environs, boundary, border, vicinity.167Arai(荒井)荒 meaning laid waste, rough, rude, wild./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.168Kanno(菅野)菅 meaning sedge./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.169Oshima(大島)大 meaning large, big./ 島 meaning island.170Hirai(平井)平 meaning even, flat, peace./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.171Hayakawa(早川)早 meaning early, fast./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).172Nishiyama(西山)西 meaning west, Spain./ 山 meaning mountain.173Kurihara(栗原)栗 meaning chestnut./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.174Hirose(広瀬)広 meaning wide, broad, spacious./ 瀬 meaning rapids, current, torrent, shallows, shoal.175Yokota(横田)横 meaning sideways, side, horizontal, width, woof, unreasonable, perverse./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.176Ishibashi(石橋)石 meaning stone./ 橋 meaning bridge.177Iwamoto(岩本)岩 meaning boulder, rock, cliff./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.178Hagiwara(萩原)萩 meaning bush clover./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.179Katayama(片山)片 meaning one-sided, leaf, sheet, right-side kata radical (no. 91)./ 山 meaning mountain.180Sekiguchi(関口)関 meaning connection, barrier, gateway, involve, concerning./ 口 meaning mouth.181Miyata(宮田)宮 meaning Shinto shrine, constellations, palace, princess./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.182Oishi(大石)大 meaning large, big./ 石 meaning stone.183Homma(本間)本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things./ 間 meaning interval, space.184Takayama(高山)高 meaning tall, high, expensive./ 山 meaning mountain.185Sudo(須藤)須 meaning ought, by all means, necessarily./ 藤 meaning wisteria.186Okazaki(岡崎)岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll./ 崎 meaning promontory, cape, spit.187Yoshino(吉野)吉 meaning good luck, joy, congratulations./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.188Oda(小田)小 meaning little, small./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.189Ito(伊東)伊 meaning Italy, that one./ 東 meaning east.190Kamata(鎌田)鎌 meaning sickle, scythe, trick./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.191Shinohara(篠原)篠 meaning bamboo grass./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.192Uehara(上原)上 meaning above, up./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.193Konishi(小西)小 meaning little, small./ 西 meaning west, Spain.194Matsubara(松原)松 meaning pine tree./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.195Fukui(福井)福 meaning blessing, fortune, luck, wealth./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.196Koga(古賀)古 meaning old./ 賀 meaning congratulations, joy.197Narita(成田)成 meaning turn into, become, get, grow, elapse, reach./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.198Omori(大森)大 meaning large, big./ 森 meaning forest, woods.199Koizumi(小泉)小 meaning little, small./ 泉 meaning spring, fountain.200Minami(南)南 meaning south.201Okumura(奥村)奥 meaning heart, interior./ 村 meaning village, town.202Uchiyama(内山)内 meaning inside, within, between, among, house, home./ 山 meaning mountain.203Sawada(沢田)沢 meaning swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.204Kuwahara(桑原)桑 meaning mulberry./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.205Miyake(三宅)三 meaning three./ 宅 meaning home, house, residence, our house, my husband.206Kataoka(片岡)片 meaning one-sided, leaf, sheet, right-side kata radical (no. 91)./ 岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll.207Kawashima(川島)川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)./ 島 meaning island.208Tomita(富田)富 meaning wealth, enrich, abundant./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.209Oka(岡)岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll.210Sugiura(杉浦)杉 meaning cedar, cryptomeria./ 浦 meaning bay, creek, inlet, gulf, beach, seacoast.211Okuda(奥田)奥 meaning heart, interior./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.212Yagi(八木)八 meaning eight, eight radical (no. 12)./ 木 meaning tree, wood.213Ozawa(小沢)小 meaning little, small./ 沢 meaning swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace.214Matsunaga(松永)松 meaning pine tree./ 永 meaning eternity, long, lengthy.215Kitagawa(北川)北 meaning north./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).216Hirayama(平山)平 meaning even, flat, peace./ 山 meaning mountain.217Kawai(河合)河 meaning river./ 合 meaning fit, suit, join, 0.1.218Sekine(関根)関 meaning connection, barrier, gateway, involve, concerning./ 根 meaning root, radical, head (pimple).219Makino(牧野)牧 meaning breed, care for, shepherd, feed, pasture./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.220Shiraishi(白石)白 meaning white./ 石 meaning stone.221Imamura(今村)今 meaning now./ 村 meaning village, town.222Terada(寺田)寺 meaning Buddhist temple./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.223Aoyama(青山)青 meaning blue, green./ 山 meaning mountain.224Nakao(中尾)中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center./ 尾 meaning tail, end, counter for fish, lower slope of mountain.225Ogura(小倉)小 meaning little, small./ 倉 meaning godown, warehouse, storehouse, cellar, treasury.226Shibuya(渋谷)渋 meaning astringent, hesitate, reluctant, have diarrhea./ 谷 meaning valley.227Kamimura(上村)上 meaning above, up./ 村 meaning village, town.228Onodera(小野寺)小 meaning little, small./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life./ 寺 meaning Buddhist temple.229Oyama(大山)大 meaning large, big./ 山 meaning mountain.230Okamura(岡村)岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll./ 村 meaning village, town.231Adachi(足立)足 meaning leg, foot, be sufficient, counter for pairs of footwear./ 立 meaning stand up, rise, set up, erect.232Sakaguchi(坂口)坂 meaning slope, incline, hill./ 口 meaning mouth.233Amano(天野)天 meaning heavens, sky, imperial./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.234Tada(多田)多 meaning many, frequent, much./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.235Nemoto(根本)根 meaning root, radical, head (pimple)./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.236Sakuma(佐久間)佐 meaning assistant, help./ 久 meaning long time, old story./ 間 meaning interval, space.237Toyoda(豊田)豊 meaning bountiful, excellent, rich./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.238Murayama(村山)村 meaning village, town./ 山 meaning mountain.239Tajima(田島)田 meaning rice field, rice paddy./ 島 meaning island.240Iizuka(飯塚)飯 meaning meal, boiled rice./ 塚 meaning hillock, mound.241Tsunoda(角田)角 meaning angle, corner, square, horn, antlers./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.242Nishi(西)西 meaning west, Spain.243Muto(武藤)武 meaning warrior, military, chivalry, arms./ 藤 meaning wisteria.244Takeda(竹田)竹 meaning bamboo./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.245Shirai(白井)白 meaning white./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.246Miyashita(宮下)宮 meaning Shinto shrine, constellations, palace, princess./ 下 meaning below, down, descend, give, low, inferior.247Tsukamoto(塚本)塚 meaning hillock, mound./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.248Kodama(児玉)児 meaning newborn babe, child, young of animals./ 玉 meaning jewel, ball.249Sakata(坂田)坂 meaning slope, incline, hill./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.250Enomoto(榎本)榎 meaning lotus tree, nettle tree, hackberry./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.251Mizutani(水谷)水 meaning water./ 谷 meaning valley.252Sakai(坂井)坂 meaning slope, incline, hill./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.253Kamiya(神谷)神 meaning gods, mind, soul./ 谷 meaning valley.254Saito(齋藤)齋 meaning Buddhist food, room, religious purification, worship, avoid, alike./ 藤 meaning wisteria.255Obara(小原)小 meaning little, small./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.256Ogasawara(小笠原)小 meaning little, small./ 笠 meaning bamboo hat, one's influence./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.257Asai(浅井)浅 meaning shallow, superficial, frivolous, wretched, shameful./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.258Okabe(岡部)岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll./ 部 meaning section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine.259Morishita(森下)森 meaning forest, woods./ 下 meaning below, down, descend, give, low, inferior.260Kanda(神田)神 meaning gods, mind, soul./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.261Nakai(中井)中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.262Ueda(植田)植 meaning plant./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.263Kawamura(河村)河 meaning river./ 村 meaning village, town.264Miyagawa(宮川)宮 meaning Shinto shrine, constellations, palace, princess./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).265Maekawa(前川)前 meaning in front, before./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).266Inagaki(稲垣)稲 meaning rice plant./ 垣 meaning hedge, fence, wall.267Okawa(大川)大 meaning large, big./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).268Matsuzaki(松崎)松 meaning pine tree./ 崎 meaning promontory, cape, spit.269Osada(長田)長 meaning long, leader, superior, senior./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.270Wakabayashi(若林)若 meaning young, if, perhaps, possibly, low number, immature./ 林 meaning grove, forest.271Iijima(飯島)飯 meaning meal, boiled rice./ 島 meaning island.272Tani(谷)谷 meaning valley.273Osawa(大沢)大 meaning large, big./ 沢 meaning swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace.274Abe(安部)安 meaning relax, cheap, low, quiet, rested, contented, peaceful./ 部 meaning section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine.275Ishizuka(石塚)石 meaning stone./ 塚 meaning hillock, mound.276Horiuchi(堀内)堀 meaning ditch, moat, canal./ 内 meaning inside, within, between, among, house, home.277Oikawa(及川)及 meaning reach out, exert, exercise, cause./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).278Tashiro(田代)田 meaning rice field, rice paddy./ 代 meaning substitute, change, convert, replace, period, age, counter for decades of ages, eras, etc., generation, charge, rate, fee.279Nakajima(中嶋)中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center./ 嶋 meaning island.280Eguchi(江口)江 meaning creek, inlet, bay./ 口 meaning mouth.281Yamane(山根)山 meaning mountain./ 根 meaning root, radical, head (pimple).282Nakatani(中谷)中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center./ 谷 meaning valley.283Kishimoto(岸本)岸 meaning beach./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.284Arakawa(荒川)荒 meaning laid waste, rough, rude, wild./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).285Honda(本多)本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things./ 多 meaning many, frequent, much.286Nishio(西尾)西 meaning west, Spain./ 尾 meaning tail, end, counter for fish, lower slope of mountain.287Moriyama(森山)森 meaning forest, woods./ 山 meaning mountain.288Hosokawa(細川)細 meaning dainty, get thin, taper, slender, narrow, detailed, precise./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).289Konno(今野)今 meaning now./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.290Okano(岡野)岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.291Kanai(金井)金 meaning gold./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.292Toda(戸田)戸 meaning door, counter for houses, door radical (no. 63)./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.293Adachi(安達)安 meaning relax, cheap, low, quiet, rested, contented, peaceful./ 達 meaning accomplished, reach, arrive, attain.294Inaba(稲葉)稲 meaning rice plant./ 葉 meaning leaf, plane, lobe, needle, blade, spear, counter for flat things, fragment, piece.295Tsuda(津田)津 meaning haven, port, harbor, ferry./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.296Morikawa(森川)森 meaning forest, woods./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).297Doi(土井)土 meaning soil, earth, ground, Turkey./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.298Ochiai(落合)落 meaning fall, drop, come down, village, hamlet./ 合 meaning fit, suit, join, 0.1.299Hoshi(星)星 meaning star, spot, dot, mark.300Muramatsu(村松)村 meaning village, town./ 松 meaning pine tree.301Hatakeyama(畠山)畠 meaning field, farm, garden, (kokuji)./ 山 meaning mountain.302Mikami(三上)三 meaning three./ 上 meaning above, up.303Machida(町田)町 meaning town, village, block, street./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.304Iwai(岩井)岩 meaning boulder, rock, cliff./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.305Nagao(長尾)長 meaning long, leader, superior, senior./ 尾 meaning tail, end, counter for fish, lower slope of mountain.306Nakahara(中原)中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.307Tsutsumi(堤)堤 meaning dike, bank, embankment.308Nozaki(野崎)野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life./ 崎 meaning promontory, cape, spit.309Nakazawa(中沢)中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center./ 沢 meaning swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace.310Kaneda(金田)金 meaning gold./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.311Yoneda(米田)米 meaning rice, USA, metre./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.312Matsuyama(松山)松 meaning pine tree./ 山 meaning mountain.313Hotta(堀田)堀 meaning ditch, moat, canal./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.314Sugita(杉田)杉 meaning cedar, cryptomeria./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.315Miyoshi(三好)三 meaning three./ 好 meaning fond, pleasing, like something.316Nishino(西野)西 meaning west, Spain./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.317Saeki(佐伯)佐 meaning assistant, help./ 伯 meaning chief, count, earl, uncle, Brazil.318Yamagishi(山岸)山 meaning mountain./ 岸 meaning beach.319Nishioka(西岡)西 meaning west, Spain./ 岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll.320Kurokawa(黒川)黒 meaning black./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).321Izumi(泉)泉 meaning spring, fountain.322Kai(甲斐)甲 meaning armor, high (voice), A grade, first class, former, instep, carapace./ 斐 meaning beautiful, patterned.323Otake(大竹)大 meaning large, big./ 竹 meaning bamboo.324Kasahara(笠原)笠 meaning bamboo hat, one's influence./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.325Kuroki(黒木)黒 meaning black./ 木 meaning tree, wood.326Horie(堀江)堀 meaning ditch, moat, canal./ 江 meaning creek, inlet, bay.327Oki(大木)大 meaning large, big./ 木 meaning tree, wood.328Tokunaga(徳永)徳 meaning benevolence, virtue, goodness, commanding respect./ 永 meaning eternity, long, lengthy.329Kawada(川田)川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.330Kishi(岸)岸 meaning beach.331Suda(須田)須 meaning ought, by all means, necessarily./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.332Yamakawa(山川)山 meaning mountain./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).333Furuta(古田)古 meaning old./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.334Nitta(新田)新 meaning new./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.335Umeda(梅田)梅 meaning plum./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.336Miki(三木)三 meaning three./ 木 meaning tree, wood.337Sakakibara(榊原)榊 meaning sacred Shinto tree, (kokuji)./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.338Nonaka(野中)野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life./ 中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center.339Murai(村井)村 meaning village, town./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.340Okuyama(奥山)奥 meaning heart, interior./ 山 meaning mountain.341Tsuchida(土田)土 meaning soil, earth, ground, Turkey./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.342Oshiro(大城)大 meaning large, big./ 城 meaning castle.343Takizawa(滝沢)滝 meaning waterfall, rapids, cascade./ 沢 meaning swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace.344Omura(大村)大 meaning large, big./ 村 meaning village, town.345Kinjo(金城)金 meaning gold./ 城 meaning castle.346Kawabata(川端)川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)./ 端 meaning edge, origin, end, point, border, verge, cape.347Iguchi(井口)井 meaning well, well crib, town, community./ 口 meaning mouth.348Kajiwara(梶原)梶 meaning sculling oar./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.349Oba(大場)大 meaning large, big./ 場 meaning location, place.350Miyagi(宮城)宮 meaning Shinto shrine, constellations, palace, princess./ 城 meaning castle.351Yoshihara(吉原)吉 meaning good luck, joy, congratulations./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.352Kanazawa(金沢)金 meaning gold./ 沢 meaning swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace.353Nagashima(長島)長 meaning long, leader, superior, senior./ 島 meaning island.354Miyauchi(宮内)宮 meaning Shinto shrine, constellations, palace, princess./ 内 meaning inside, within, between, among, house, home.355Yasui(安井)安 meaning relax, cheap, low, quiet, rested, contented, peaceful./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.356Higa(比嘉)比 meaning compare, race, ratio, Philippines./ 嘉 meaning applaud, praise, esteem, happy, auspicious.357Shoji(庄司)庄 meaning level, in the country, manor, village, hamlet./ 司 meaning director, official, govt office, rule, administer.358Ouchi(大内)大 meaning large, big./ 内 meaning inside, within, between, among, house, home.359Mogi(茂木)茂 meaning overgrown, grow thick, be luxuriant./ 木 meaning tree, wood.360Hidaka(日高)日 meaning day, sun, Japan, counter for days./ 高 meaning tall, high, expensive.361Mukai(向井)向 meaning yonder, facing, beyond, confront, defy, tend toward, approach./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.362Matsushima(松島)松 meaning pine tree./ 島 meaning island.363Ogino(荻野)荻 meaning reed, rush./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.364Shimoda(下田)下 meaning below, down, descend, give, low, inferior./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.365Nishimoto(西本)西 meaning west, Spain./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.366Tsukada(塚田)塚 meaning hillock, mound./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.367Ishiguro(石黒)石 meaning stone./ 黒 meaning black.368Takenaka(竹中)竹 meaning bamboo./ 中 meaning in, inside, middle, mean, center.369Okuno(奥野)奥 meaning heart, interior./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.370Hirota(広田)広 meaning wide, broad, spacious./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.371Fujikawa(藤川)藤 meaning wisteria./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).372Shimada(嶋田)嶋 meaning island./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.373Fukumoto(福本)福 meaning blessing, fortune, luck, wealth./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.374Kurita(栗田)栗 meaning chestnut./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.375Kitano(北野)北 meaning north./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.376Kawahara(川原)川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.377Uno(宇野)宇 meaning eaves, roof, house, heaven./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.378Tanikawa(谷川)谷 meaning valley./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).379Fujino(藤野)藤 meaning wisteria./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.380Kotani(小谷)小 meaning little, small./ 谷 meaning valley.381Niwa(丹羽)丹 meaning rust-colored, red, red lead, pills, sincerity./ 羽 meaning feathers, counter for birds, rabbits.382Yoshimoto(吉本)吉 meaning good luck, joy, congratulations./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.383Fujioka(藤岡)藤 meaning wisteria./ 岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll.384Takemoto(竹本)竹 meaning bamboo./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.385Takeshita(竹下)竹 meaning bamboo./ 下 meaning below, down, descend, give, low, inferior.386Aoyagi(青柳)青 meaning blue, green./ 柳 meaning willow.387Ogata(緒方)緒 meaning thong, beginning, inception, end, cord, strap, mental or emotional state./ 方 meaning direction, person, alternative.388Furuya(古谷)古 meaning old./ 谷 meaning valley.389Fujimura(藤村)藤 meaning wisteria./ 村 meaning village, town.390Hirakawa(平川)平 meaning even, flat, peace./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).391Kamei(亀井)亀 meaning tortoise, turtle./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.392Takashima(高島)高 meaning tall, high, expensive./ 島 meaning island.393Miwa(三輪)三 meaning three./ 輪 meaning wheel, ring, circle, link, loop, counter for wheels and flowers.394Fujisawa(藤沢)藤 meaning wisteria./ 沢 meaning swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace.395Kubota(窪田)窪 meaning depression, cave in, sink, become hollow./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.396Shinozaki(篠崎)篠 meaning bamboo grass./ 崎 meaning promontory, cape, spit.397Miyahara(宮原)宮 meaning Shinto shrine, constellations, palace, princess./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.398Takai(高井)高 meaning tall, high, expensive./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.399Shimomura(下村)下 meaning below, down, descend, give, low, inferior./ 村 meaning village, town.400Takase(高瀬)高 meaning tall, high, expensive./ 瀬 meaning rapids, current, torrent, shallows, shoal.401Negishi(根岸)根 meaning root, radical, head (pimple)./ 岸 meaning beach.402Yamamura(山村)山 meaning mountain./ 村 meaning village, town.403Kawamoto(川本)川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.404Yanagisawa(柳沢)柳 meaning willow./ 沢 meaning swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace.405Deguchi(出口)出 meaning exit, leave, go out, come out, put out, protrude./ 口 meaning mouth.406Yokoi(横井)横 meaning sideways, side, horizontal, width, woof, unreasonable, perverse./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.407Komori(小森)小 meaning little, small./ 森 meaning forest, woods.408Yoshizawa(吉沢)吉 meaning good luck, joy, congratulations./ 沢 meaning swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace.409Ozawa(小澤)小 meaning little, small./ 澤 meaning swamp.410Takei(武井)武 meaning warrior, military, chivalry, arms./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.411Takemura(竹村)竹 meaning bamboo./ 村 meaning village, town.412Nagano(長野)長 meaning long, leader, superior, senior./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.413Miyazawa(宮沢)宮 meaning Shinto shrine, constellations, palace, princess./ 沢 meaning swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace.414Hiramatsu(平松)平 meaning even, flat, peace./ 松 meaning pine tree.415Fukuoka(福岡)福 meaning blessing, fortune, luck, wealth./ 岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll.416Kurosawa(黒沢)黒 meaning black./ 沢 meaning swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace.417Shimura(志村)志 meaning intention, plan, resolve, aspire, motive, hopes, shilling./ 村 meaning village, town.418Usui(臼井)臼 meaning mortar./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.419Mizoguchi(溝口)溝 meaning gutter, ditch, sewer, drain, 10**32./ 口 meaning mouth.420Tahara(田原)田 meaning rice field, rice paddy./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.421Inada(稲田)稲 meaning rice plant./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.422Asada(浅田)浅 meaning shallow, superficial, frivolous, wretched, shameful./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.423Tsutsui(筒井)筒 meaning cylinder, pipe, tube, gun barrel, sleeve./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.424Yanagida(柳田)柳 meaning willow./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.425Ohara(大原)大 meaning large, big./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.426Okumura(奧村)奧 meaning heart, interior./ 村 meaning village, town.427Nagano(永野)永 meaning eternity, long, lengthy./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.428Hayashida(林田)林 meaning grove, forest./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.429Ohira(大平)大 meaning large, big./ 平 meaning even, flat, peace.430Tomita(冨田)冨 meaning enrich, wealthy, abundant./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.431Seto(瀬戸)瀬 meaning rapids, current, torrent, shallows, shoal./ 戸 meaning door, counter for houses, door radical (no. 63).432Tezuka(手塚)手 meaning hand./ 塚 meaning hillock, mound.433Fukunaga(福永)福 meaning blessing, fortune, luck, wealth./ 永 meaning eternity, long, lengthy.434Irie(入江)入 meaning enter, insert./ 江 meaning creek, inlet, bay.435Kitahara(北原)北 meaning north./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.436Shinoda(篠田)篠 meaning bamboo grass./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.437Tominaga(富永)富 meaning wealth, enrich, abundant./ 永 meaning eternity, long, lengthy.438Yuasa(湯浅)湯 meaning hot water, bath, hot spring./ 浅 meaning shallow, superficial, frivolous, wretched, shameful.439Tsuruta(鶴田)鶴 meaning crane, stork./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.440Koide(小出)小 meaning little, small./ 出 meaning exit, leave, go out, come out, put out, protrude.441Numata(沼田)沼 meaning marsh, lake, bog, swamp, pond./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.442Yajima(矢島)矢 meaning dart, arrow./ 島 meaning island.443Nagaoka(長岡)長 meaning long, leader, superior, senior./ 岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll.444Takamatsu(高松)高 meaning tall, high, expensive./ 松 meaning pine tree.445Yamaoka(山岡)山 meaning mountain./ 岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll.446Horiguchi(堀口)堀 meaning ditch, moat, canal./ 口 meaning mouth.447Ota(大田)大 meaning large, big./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.448Iwase(岩瀬)岩 meaning boulder, rock, cliff./ 瀬 meaning rapids, current, torrent, shallows, shoal.449Ishizaki(石崎)石 meaning stone./ 崎 meaning promontory, cape, spit.450Otsuki(大槻)大 meaning large, big./ 槻 meaning Zelkova tree.451Ishiyama(石山)石 meaning stone./ 山 meaning mountain.452Sawada(澤田)澤 meaning swamp./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.453Ikegami(池上)池 meaning pond, cistern, pool, reservoir./ 上 meaning above, up.454Soma(相馬)相 meaning inter-, mutual, together, each other, minister of state, councillor, aspect, phase, physiognomy./ 馬 meaning horse.455Horikawa(堀川)堀 meaning ditch, moat, canal./ 川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47).456Ninomiya(二宮)二 meaning two, two radical (no. 7)./ 宮 meaning Shinto shrine, constellations, palace, princess.457Sonoda(園田)園 meaning park, garden, yard, farm./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.458Hiraoka(平岡)平 meaning even, flat, peace./ 岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll.459Kashiwagi(柏木)柏 meaning oak, cypress./ 木 meaning tree, wood.460Okuda(奧田)奧 meaning heart, interior./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.461Hanada(花田)花 meaning flower./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.462Shimazaki(島崎)島 meaning island./ 崎 meaning promontory, cape, spit.463Sugihara(杉原)杉 meaning cedar, cryptomeria./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.464Kawano(川野)川 meaning stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.465Kano(加納)加 meaning add, addition, increase, join, include, Canada./ 納 meaning settlement, obtain, reap, pay, supply, store.466Murase(村瀬)村 meaning village, town./ 瀬 meaning rapids, current, torrent, shallows, shoal.467Katagiri(片桐)片 meaning one-sided, leaf, sheet, right-side kata radical (no. 91)./ 桐 meaning paulownia.468Nagasawa(長沢)長 meaning long, leader, superior, senior./ 沢 meaning swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace.469Utsumi(内海)内 meaning inside, within, between, among, house, home./ 海 meaning sea, ocean.470Kurata(倉田)倉 meaning godown, warehouse, storehouse, cellar, treasury./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.471Ochi(越智)越 meaning surpass, cross over, move to, exceed, Vietnam./ 智 meaning wisdom, intellect, reason.472Nozawa(野沢)野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life./ 沢 meaning swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace.473Kawahara(河原)河 meaning river./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.474Fukuhara(福原)福 meaning blessing, fortune, luck, wealth./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.475Nishihara(西原)西 meaning west, Spain./ 原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness.476Matsuno(松野)松 meaning pine tree./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.477Akimoto(秋元)秋 meaning autumn./ 元 meaning beginning, former time, origin.478Kasai(笠井)笠 meaning bamboo hat, one's influence./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.479Kosaka(小坂)小 meaning little, small./ 坂 meaning slope, incline, hill.480Tabata(田畑)田 meaning rice field, rice paddy./ 畑 meaning farm, field, garden, one's specialty, (kokuji).481Tanimoto(谷本)谷 meaning valley./ 本 meaning book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things.482Hino(日野)日 meaning day, sun, Japan, counter for days./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.483Chida(千田)千 meaning thousand./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.484Watanabe(渡邊)渡 meaning transit, ford, ferry, cross, import, deliver, diameter, migrate./ 邊 meaning edge, margin, side, border.485Kitajima(北島)北 meaning north./ 島 meaning island.486Yoshii(吉井)吉 meaning good luck, joy, congratulations./ 井 meaning well, well crib, town, community.487Fukazawa(深沢)深 meaning deep, heighten, intensify, strengthen./ 沢 meaning swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace.488Nishizawa(西沢)西 meaning west, Spain./ 沢 meaning swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace.489Aizawa(相沢)相 meaning inter-, mutual, together, each other, minister of state, councillor, aspect, phase, physiognomy./ 沢 meaning swamp, marsh, brilliance, grace.490Tokuda(徳田)徳 meaning benevolence, virtue, goodness, commanding respect./ 田 meaning rice field, rice paddy.491Haraguchi(原口)原 meaning meadow, original, primitive, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness./ 口 meaning mouth.492Shintani(新谷)新 meaning new./ 谷 meaning valley.493Koyanagi(小柳)小 meaning little, small./ 柳 meaning willow.494Tagami(田上)田 meaning rice field, rice paddy./ 上 meaning above, up.495Suga(菅)菅 meaning sedge.496Yoneyama(米山)米 meaning rice, USA, metre./ 山 meaning mountain.497Hosoya(細谷)細 meaning dainty, get thin, taper, slender, narrow, detailed, precise./ 谷 meaning valley.498Imaizumi(今泉)今 meaning now./ 泉 meaning spring, fountain.499Morioka(森岡)森 meaning forest, woods./ 岡 meaning mount, hill, knoll.500Hamano(浜野)浜 meaning seacoast, beach, seashore./ 野 meaning plains, field, rustic, civilian life.
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Names with "star" in Meaning

AhtahkakoopmIndigenous American, Cree
Means "star blanket" in Cree. This was the name of an early 19th-century Cree chief.

AsterfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which is derived via Latin from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star".

AsterixmPopular Culture
The name of a Gaulish hero (Astérix in the original French) in a comic book series of the same name, debuting 1959. His name is a pun based on French astérisque meaning "asterisk, little star" but appearing to end with the Gaulish element rix meaning "king" (seen for example in the historical figure Vercingetorix). All male Gauls in the series have humorous names ending with -iks.

AstrafEnglish (Rare)
Means "star", ultimately from Greek ἀστήρ (aster). This name has only been (rarely) used since the 20th century.

AstraeafGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Ἀστραία (Astraia), derived from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star". Astraea was a Greek goddess of justice and innocence. After wickedness took root in the world she left the earth and became the constellation Virgo.

AstrophelmLiterature
Probably intended to mean "star lover", from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star" and φίλος (philos) meaning "lover, friend". This name was first used by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney in his collection of sonnets Astrophel and Stella.

BituinfFilipino, Tagalog
Means "star" in Tagalog.

Citlalif & mIndigenous American, Nahuatl
Means "star" in Nahuatl.

CsillafHungarian
Derived from Hungarian csillag meaning "star". This name was created by the Hungarian author András Dugonics for an 1803 novel and later used and popularized by the poet Mihály Vörösmarty.

DanicafSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Slovak, Macedonian, English
From a Slavic word meaning "morning star, Venus". This name occurs in Slavic folklore as a personification of the morning star. It has sometimes been used in the English-speaking world since the 1970s.

Dara 2f & mKhmer
Means "star" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit.

DzvezdafMacedonian
Means "star" in Macedonian.

ElanorfLiterature
Means "star sun" in the fictional language Sindarin. In The Lord of the Rings (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien this is Sam's eldest daughter, named after a type of flower.

ElrondmLiterature
Means "star dome" in the fictional language Sindarin. In The Lord of the Rings (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Elrond was the elven ruler of Rivendell.

EstellefEnglish, French
From an Old French name meaning "star", ultimately derived from Latin stella. It was rare in the English-speaking world in the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century, perhaps due to the character Estella Havisham in Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations (1860).

EstherfEnglish, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly means "star" in Persian. Alternatively it could be a derivative of the name of the Near Eastern goddess Ishtar. The Book of Esther in the Old Testament tells the story of Queen Esther, the Jewish wife of the king of Persia. The king's advisor Haman persuaded the king to exterminate all the Jews in the realm. Warned of this plot by her cousin Mordecai, Esther revealed her Jewish ancestry and convinced the king to execute Haman instead. Her original Hebrew name was Hadassah.... [more]

EstrellafSpanish
Spanish form of Stella 1, coinciding with the Spanish word meaning "star".

HōkūlanifHawaiian
Means "heavenly star" from Hawaiian hōkū "star" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".

HoshifJapanese
From Japanese 星 (hoshi) meaning "star" or other kanji with the same pronunciation.

HoshikofJapanese
From Japanese 星 (hoshi) meaning "star" and 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.

ItrimNorthern African, Berber
Means "star" in Tamazight.

Izarf & mBasque
Means "star" in Basque.

Maris 2fEnglish (Rare)
Means "of the sea", taken from the Latin title of the Virgin Mary, Stella Maris, meaning "star of the sea".

MaristelafPortuguese, Spanish (Rare)
From the title of the Virgin Mary, Stella Maris, meaning "star of the sea" in Latin. It can also be a combination of Maria and Estela.

NajmmArabic
Means "star" in Arabic.

Nthandam & fSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "star" in Tumbuka.

OdtsetsegfMongolian
Means "star flower" in Mongolian.

OjigkwanongmIndigenous American, Algonquin
Means "morning star" in Alqonguin.

Seong-JinmKorean
From Sino-Korean 成 (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or 星 (seong) meaning "star, planet" combined with 鎭 (jin) meaning "town, marketplace" or 震 (jin) meaning "shake, tremor, excite". Other hanja character combinations are also possible.

SerenfWelsh
Means "star" in Welsh.

SetarehfPersian
Means "star" in Persian.

ShihabmArabic
Means "shooting star, meteor" in Arabic.

SitarafUrdu
Means "star" in Urdu, ultimately from Persian.

StarfEnglish
From the English word for the celestial body, ultimately from Old English steorra.

StelafRomanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak
Form of Stella 1 in several languages, derived from Latin stella meaning "star" (modern Romanian stea).

StelarafEsperanto
From Esperanto stelaro meaning "constellation", ultimately from Latin stella "star".

Stella 1fEnglish, Italian, Dutch, German
Means "star" in Latin. This name was created by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney for the subject of his collection of sonnets Astrophel and Stella. It was a nickname of a lover of Jonathan Swift, real name Esther Johnson (1681-1728), though it was not commonly used as a given name until the 19th century. It appears in Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), belonging to the sister of Blanche DuBois and the wife of Stanley Kowalski.

SterenfCornish
Means "star" in Cornish.

SterlingmEnglish
From a Scottish surname that was derived from city of Stirling, which is itself of unknown meaning. The name can also be given in reference to the English word sterling meaning "excellent". In this case, the word derives from sterling silver, which was so named because of the emblem that some Norman coins bore, from Old English meaning "little star".

SterrefDutch
Derived from Dutch ster meaning "star".

TähtifFinnish (Rare), Estonian (Rare)
Means "star" in Finnish and Estonian.

Tara 2fHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "star" in Sanskrit. Tara is the name of a Hindu astral goddess, the wife of Brhaspati. She was abducted by Soma, a god of the moon, leading to a great war that was only ended when Brahma intervened and released her. This is also the name of a Buddhist deity (a female Buddha).

Ulloriaqm & fIndigenous American, Greenlandic
Means "star" in Greenlandic.

WhetūfMaori
Means "star" in Maori.

YıldızfTurkish
Means "star" in Turkish.

YllimAlbanian
Derived from Albanian yll meaning "star".

YulduzfUzbek
Means "star" in Uzbek.

ZhuldyzfKazakh
Means "star" in Kazakh.

ZornitsafBulgarian
Means "morning star" in Bulgarian.

ZvjezdanafCroatian
Derived from Croatian zvijezda meaning "star".

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Japan is known for its rich culture as well as advanced technology. Japanese share a deep relationship with their ancestors and nature. Therefore, most of their surnames originate from ancient clan names or nature such as field, forest, mountain, etc.

If you like to know about the various Japanese surnames or are looking for a unique name for your baby, then read on as MomJunction has put together 150 Japanese surnames, their meanings, and their noteworthy name bearers.

Japanese Last Names Or Surnames With Meanings:

1. Abe:

In Japanese, the letter A means ‘peace’ and be means ‘multiple times’. One of the oldest Japanese clans is known by this name. The most famous bearer of this surname is Shinzō Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan.

2. Abiko:

A means peaceful, Bi means grandchild, and Ko means child. Mitsuhiro Abiko (Japanese sprinter) and Tomomi Abiko (pole vaulter) are its famous bearers.

3. Abhuraya:

Abhura means ‘made with Abura (oil)’, and Ya means ‘valley’.

4. Adachi:

This name is variously written, but the kanji characters used mean ‘foot’ or ‘stand’. The Adachi clan was a samurai family. Some of the important name bearers are Japanese actors Osamu Adachi and Yumi Adachi.

5. Adachihara:

In this name, Ah means ‘leg’, ‘limp’, ‘step’, Dachi means ‘stand’, and Hara means ‘plain’. Kenji Adachihara is a renowned football player.

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6. Agawa:

In Japanese, A means ‘nook’, ‘flatter’, ‘corner’ and Kawa means ‘stream’, ‘river’. Some of the notable name bearers are Hiroyuki Agawa (Japanese writer) Sawako Agawa (Japanese writer and television personality).

7. Aguni:

A or Awa refers to foxtail millet, and Guni means ‘country’.

8. Ahane:

The kanji character Ah means ‘second’, ‘Asia’, Ha means ‘wave’ and Ne means ‘root’. Singer and songwriter Ayano Ahane is a notable person.

9. Aikawa:

Ai means ‘sympathize’ and Kawas means ‘river’. This name is generally added as a middle name or as a last name.

10. Aoki:

This surname means ‘green tree,’ and is mostly found in central Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. The bearers of this surname have connections with the Takeda branch of the Minamoto clan and Fujiwara.

11. Aiuchi:

Ai means ‘love’ and Uchi means ‘inside’. Singer Rina Aiuchi is a famous personality with this surname.

12. Amamiya:

In this Japanese surname, Ama means ‘rain’ and Miya means ‘shrine’. Takeshi Amemiya is a well-known economist.

13. Baba:

This surname is heard mostly in west-central Japan. It refers to a ‘horse-riding track’. Some of the famous name bearers are Kenji Baba (footballer), Otman Baba (Sufi saint).

14. Bando:

This Japanese surname is popular in eastern Japan from where it had originated. The meaning of this name is ‘East of the slope’ referring to the eastern provinces of Osaka.

15. Bushida:

Bushi means ‘warrior’ or ‘samurai’ and Da means a ‘paddy field’.

16. Chiba:

The meaning of this name is ‘A thousand leaves’. Chi means ‘thousand’ and ha means ‘leaf’. It is also the name of a Japanese prefecture. One of the famous name bearers is Akira Chiba (president of The Pokemon Company).

17. Chibana:

This Japanese surname means ‘A thousand blossoms’. One of the notable name bearers is Kurara Chibana (actress and model).

18. Chisaka:

The meaning of this surname is ‘One thousand hills’.

19. Chinen:

This name means ‘know feelings’ in Japanese. It also means ‘one thousand years’ from the Ryukyu Islands.

20. Daguchi:

It means ‘exit’ or ‘protrude’. Some of the famous personalities with this surname are Kazuya Deguchi (Japanese sports wrestler), and Tetsujyo Deguchi (Japanese Zen Buddist).

21. Daigo:

This name is derived from the 60th Japanese emperor. Daigo refers to the Daigo Shingon Buddist temple in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto.

22. Date:

Pronounced as Da-Te, this surname which means ‘intelligent’. There was an ancient Japanese clan of this name in the lineage of daimyos, who controlled northern Japan in the 16th century.

23. Doi:

This surname has different meanings in different places. In the west and in Shikoku, it is known as ‘earth well,’ and in eastern Japan, it is known as ‘earth habitation’.

24. Eguchi:

The meaning of this surname is the ‘mouth of the river’. The surname is prominent in the island of Kyushu. Fujie Eguchi (table tennis player) is a famous name bearer.

25. Ejiri:

The Japanese character for E means an ‘inlet’ or ‘river’, and jiri means ‘behind’ or ‘rear’. A noteworthy personality with this surname is Atsuhiko Ejiri (football player).

26. Enatsu:

E stands for ‘river’ or ‘inlet’ and natsu means ‘summer’. Yutaka Enatsu (former pitcher) is a noteworthy name bearer.

27. Endo:

En means ‘distant’ and do refers to ‘wisteria’ flowers. The second Japanese character in the surname links it to the powerful Fujiwara clan.

28. Endomoto:

In this Japanese surname, the word eno means ‘hackberry’ and moto means ’base’.

29. Fuji:

This is a very common Japanese surname, and means ‘wisteria’. Sumiko Fuji (Japanese actress) is a famous name bearer.

30. Fujihara:

This name is a variation of Fujiwara and means ‘wisteria plain’ and is one of the greatest noble clans of classical Japan.

31. Fujiki:

This surname refers to the Japanese wisteria tree. Some of the notable personalities with this surname are Naohito Fujiki (actor and singer), and Saburo Fujiki (golfer).

32. Fujimura:

This Japanese surname refers to a Japanese wisteria village, and is found in western Honshu and the Ryukyu Islands.

33. Fujioka:

This surname means ‘wisteria hill’. This is a common name in the village of Shinano and found mostly in western Japan and Ryukyu Islands. A famous name bearer is Chihiro Fujioka (Japanese video game designer and composer).

34. Fujisaki:

It means ‘two unblooming flowers’.

35. Fujiwara:

It means ‘wisteria field’. This surname belongs to the noble clan, who were the descendants of the statesman Nakatomi no Kamatari. This surname is listed in the Shinsen Shojiroku (Japanese genealogical record), as the ancestral name, Nakatomi. Tatsuya Fujiwara is a famous name bearer.

36. Fukushima:

This Japanese surname means a ‘fortune island’. This is commonly heard throughout Japan and Ryukyu Islands.

37. Furukawa:

This popular Japanese surname means an ‘old river’. It has descended from the Minamoto, Nitta and northern Fujiwara families.

38. Furuya:

It means an ‘ancient valley’. Keiji Furuya (Japanese politician) is a famous name bearer.

39. Futaba:

This is a Japanese last name for girls. Futu means ‘a pair’ and ba means a ‘leaf.’

40. Genji:

This Japanese surname means ‘two beginnings’ or ‘source’. This is one of the three most prominent clans in Japanese history and was formerly known as Minamoto.

41. Goda:

Popular on Shikoku island, this surname means ‘connected to rice paddy’. In western Japan, it is pronounced as Aita.

42. Goto:

This Japanese surname is also known by the names Gotou and Gotoh. There are two meanings — ‘behind wisteria,’ and ‘five islands’. The aristocratic Goto family played a prominent role in the development of the Japanese culture. This surname also refers to the descendants of the Fujiwara clan and chiefly occurs along the southeastern seaboard of Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

43. Gushiken:

It means ‘strong willed’. This surname originated in Okinawan and is one of the many family names of the Okinawan bureaucrat class. Many families of this warrior class migrated to places like Hawaii, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, and California. Luiz Gushiken (Brazilian politician) is one such notable person.

44. Hada:

It is also known as Haneda and Hata. Ha means ‘feather’ or ‘wing’ and Da means ‘rice paddy’. This name is predominantly found in eastern Japan.

45. Hachisuka:

This surname is derived from a Japanese clan, who were the descendants of Emperor Seiwa and are a branch of Ashikaga clan and Shiba clan. It has no special meaning as Hachisuka is the name of a place, near the Kiso river at the border of Owari and Mino provinces.

46. Haga:

Ha means ‘fragrance’ or ‘aroma’ and Ga means ‘congratulations’. This name is mostly found in northeastern Japan.

47. Hagihara:

This surname means ‘Japanese clover field’. It is also known as Hagiwara and is mostly found in the Tokyo area and the island of Okinawa.

48. Hagino:

It means ‘Bush clover field’.

49. Hajime:

This surname means the ’beginning’. In Japanese martial arts, such as karate and Judo, Hajime is used as a verbal command to begin.

50. Haku:

This Japanese surname has many meanings, such as ‘poetic’, ’white’, ‘older brother’ or an honorific meaning ‘general’.

51. Hamada:

Prominent in the island of Shikoku and Ryukyu Islands, this is used both as a name and a surname. It means a ‘seashore paddy field’.

52. Hamaguchi:

This Japanese surname means the ‘seashore entrance’. Hamaguchi Osachi (the 27th prime minister of Japan) is a famous bearer of this name.

53. Hamamura:

It means a ‘seashore village’.

54. Hamasaki:

This surname means a ‘seashore peninsula’, and is mainly found in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

55. Hanabusa:

In this surname, Hana means ’flower’ and busa means ’room’. A notable personality with this surname is Hanabusa Masayuki (Japanese samurai).

56. Handa:

This surname means a ‘flower field’.

57. Hara:

This surname means ‘field’ or ‘plain’, and is found in Musashi as well as the Ryukyu Islands. It is listed in the Shinsen Shojiroku. A notable name bearer is Hara Takashi (the 19th prime minister of Japan).

58. Haruki:

It means ‘spring season tree’. This name is used as both the first and the last name.

59. Hashimoto:

This surname means ‘one who lives near the bridge’, and is one of the common Japanese last names. Ai Hashimoto (model and actress) is a famous name bearer.

60. Hiraoka:

This Japanese surname is found in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. The meaning of this name is a ‘peaceful hill’.

61. Honda:

This famous Japanese last name means ‘original rice field’, and is common throughout Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. The man who made the surname famous is Soichiro Honda (the founder of Honda Motor Company).

62. Hori:

Mostly found in central Japan and the Ryukyu Islands, the surname means ‘moat’.

63. Ichihara:

This surname is a combination of Ichi which means ‘one’ or ‘town’ and hara which means ‘field’ or ‘meadow’. A few notable people with this surname are Etsuko Ichihara (actress), Hayato Ichihara (actor), Hiroshi Ichihara (footballer).

64. Ichikawa:

It means a ‘city river’, and is a common surname throughout Japan. This name was taken by one of the branches of Taira clan who lived in Ichikawa-go in Kai. Some noteworthy name bearers are Daisuke Ichikawa (football midfielder), and Haruyo Ichikawa (film actress).

65. Igarashi:

This surname means ‘fifty storms’ and originated from Ikarashi river that flows in central Niigata prefecture. It is also believed that the surname came from Yamato prince Ikatarashihiko-no-Mikoto. This name has variations such as Ikarashi and Isoarashi.

66. Iida:

This Japanese surname means ‘paddy of cooked rice’ with the original meaning being ‘good rice paddy’. Some noteworthy name bearers are Akira Iida (racing driver), and Kodai lida (footballer).

67. Ikeda:

This Japanese surname is found throughout Japan and the Ryukyu Islands and means ‘rice paddy near the lake’. A few noteworthy name bearers are Shintaro Ikeda (badminton player), and Yukiko Ikeda (actress).

68. Imai:

This Japanese surname means a ‘new place of residence’. Several families from Minamoto descent have taken this name.

69. Imamura:

This common surname means a ‘new village’. A famous personality is Takeshi Imamura (public figure).

70. Ishizaki:

This Japanese surname means ‘stone peninsula.’

71. Ito:

This is one of the most common surnames in Japan and means ‘the one’. It is also known as Itou, Itoh or Itoo.

72. Iwata:

The meaning of this name is ‘Stony paddy field’. The name became famous thanks to Anest Iwata Corporation, the manufacturer of air compressors. Another famous name bearer is Satoru Iwata (former president and CEO of Nintendo)

73. Kagawa:

This Japanese surname means ‘fragrant river’ and is held by families from Kagawa in Sagami and Kagawa in Aki.

74. Kamada:

This surname means a ‘sickle field’.

75. Kamei:

This name is mostly found in western Japan. It is the surname of a noble family that descended from the Minamoto clan. The meaning of Kamei is a ‘turtle well’.

76. Kamiyama:

This Japanese surname means ‘god’ or ‘upper mountain’. A noteworthy personality with this surname is Takashi Kamiyama (golfer).

77. Kaneko:

This name means ‘golden child’ and is probably referred to the gold or iron ore dust found in the streams and sandbanks. It is mostly found in Tokyo and Okinawa Island.

78. Kasai:

In the areas of Tokyo and Ryukyu Islands, this name means ‘bamboo hat’ and ‘well’ and in western Japan this is the name of a village and means the ‘west of the river’. Some of the noteworthy name bearers are Akira Kasai (politician), Noriaki Kasai (ski jumper), and Kenta Kasai (football player).

79. Kase:

The Japanese characters for this surname mean ‘add’ and ‘strait’. It is mostly found in the Tokyo area. A few noteworthy name bearers are Jido Kase (Japanese judoka), and Ryo Kase (Japanese actor).

80. Kataoka:

It means ‘hill on the side’ and is listed in the Shinsen Shojiroku. Some noteworthy name bearers are Shinwa Kataoka (actor), and Yoshiro Kataoka (anime producer).

81. Katayama:

The meaning of this surname is ‘mountain on the side’ and is found throughout Japan and Ryukyu Islands. Some of the noteworthy name bearers are Hitomi Katayama (Japanese film actress), and Tetsu Katayama (the 46th prime minister of Japan).

82. Kato:

Also known as Katou or Katoh, this is one of the most common Japanese surnames. It means ‘increase wisteria’ and is mostly found in the southeastern seaboard and Ryukyu Islands. A noteworthy name bearer is Ayuko Kato (politician).

83. Kawabata:

This name means ‘side or bank of the river’. Some of the famous name bearers are Hikaru Kawabata (wrestler), Makoto Kawabata (musician), and Yasunari Kawabata (writer).

84. Kawasaki:

This famous surname is found mostly in eastern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. The meaning of this is the ‘river cape’. Kawasaki Shozo (founder of Kawasaki Heavy Industries) is the most famous name bearer.

85. Kido:

The meaning of this surname is ‘wooden door’ or ‘castle door’. The name bearers are mostly found in west Japan. Some of the noteworthy name bearers are Kido Takayoshi (politician), and Akiyuki Kido (ice dancer).

86. Kita:

This surname is found in western Japan and Okinawa Island. It is written in various ways with meanings such as ‘north field of trees,’ and ‘many happiness’. Famous personalities include Kazuma Kita (football goalkeeper), and Sumire Kita (gymnast).

87. Kikuchi:

This surname is mostly found in western Japan and in the Island of Kyushu. It means a ‘chrysanthemum pond’. The powerful Kikuchi clan of Higo province has its connections with this surname.

88. Kobayashi:

This common Japanese surname means a ‘small forest’. It is commonly found in central Japan and in the Ryukyu Islands. A famous name bearer is Haru Kobayashi (musician).

89. Kubo:

This surname has various meanings; one of them is ‘sunken ground’. A few noteworthy name bearers are Ryogo Kubo (mathematical physicist), and Tatsuhiko Kubo (soccer player).

90. Kurosawa:

It means a ‘black swamp’. A few noteworthy name bearers are Akira Kurosawa (acclaimed filmmaker), Kiyoshi Kurosawa (film director), and Toshiaki Kurosawa (swimmer).

91. Machida:

The name means ‘town field or town rice patty’. This name is prominently found in eastern Japan and Ryukyu Islands.

92. Maekawa:

Found in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands, this surname means ‘river in front’.

93. Makino:

This is another popular surname and means ‘shepherd field’ or ‘pasture field’. A noble family, who are the descendants of Takenouchi no Sukune, hold this surname. A few noteworthy name bearers are Hiroshi Makino (golfer), and Maria Makino (singer).

94. Masaki:

This surname means ‘correct’ and ‘tree’. The families are descendants of the Taira, northern Fujiwara, and Minamoto clans. A noteworthy name bearer is Goro Masaki (science fiction writer).

95. Masuda:

The meaning of this surname is ‘increasing rice paddy’ and is found throughout Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. Some of the famous name bearers are Hiroya Masuda (politician), Kosaku Masuda and Shigeto Masuda (football players).

96. Matsubara:

This surname is mostly found in western Japan and Ryukyu Islands. The meaning is ‘pine tree plain’. Some families bearing this surname are descendants of the Minamoto and Fujiwara clans.

97. Matsumura:

Many families with this surname are found to have samurai connections. The meaning of this surname is ‘pine tree village’.

98. Matsushita:

The meaning of this Japanese surname is ‘beneath the pine tree’. A few noteworthy name bearers are Hiro Matsushita (champ car racer, chairman of Swift Engineering and Swift Xi), Tadahiro Matsushita (a member of the House of Representatives of Japan), and Sayami Matsushita (archer).

99. Matsuura:

This name is originally taken from the ancient Matsura province, which is now in Nagasaki prefecture. It is alternatively known as Matsura and means ‘pine tree bay’. Some of the prominent personalities with this surname are Max Matsuura (record producer and president of Avex Tax), and Daigo Matsuura (politician).

100. Miyake:

it means ‘three horses’. The residents and their descendants of the royal rice-growing estates (Miyake) of the Yamato region adopted this as their surname.

101. Miura:

This name means ‘three bays’. The families, which descended from the Taira clan and settled in a place called Miura in Sagami, adopted the name of that place.

102. Nagasawa:

This surname means ‘long swamp’ and is mostly found in central Japan. Some famous personalities with this surname are Hiroaki Nagasawa (politician), Yoshiaki Nagasawa (bicycle builder), and Kazuki Nagasawa (football player).

103. Nagata:

Most of the bearers of this surname descended from the Sasaki branch of the Minamoto clan, and took the name of a village in Omi. It is listed in Shinsen Shojiroku. The meaning of this surname is ‘long rice paddy’.

104. Nakamura:

The surname means ‘village in the middle’. It is an ancient and very common surname listed in the Shinsen Shojiroku. Shinsuke Nakamura (pro wrestler) is a famous name bearer.

105. Nakano:

Listed in the Shinsen Shojiroku, this is a common Japanese surname which means ‘central field’.

106. Nakayama:

This surname is mostly found in western Japan and in the Island of Okinawa. This surname means ‘central mountain’. A few noteworthy name bearers are Akinori Nakayama (Olympic gymnast), and Masa Nakayama (the first female cabinet minister in Japan).

107. Nishikawa:

This surname is mostly found in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. The meaning of this surname is ‘western river’.

108. Nishimura:

The meaning of this Japanese surname is ‘western village’. This surname is found in northeastern Japan and the island of Okinawa.

109. Nishio:

The Japanese character for Nishi means ‘west’ and O means ‘male’.

110. Noguchi:

The meaning of this surname name is ‘entrance of the field,’ and is found along the southeastern coast of Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. A few families with this surname have samurai connections. Some of the noteworthy name bearers are Haruchika Noguchi (the founder of Seitai), Osamu Noguchi (the founder of Japanese kickboxing), and Soichi Noguchi (astronaut).

111. Nomura:

The meaning of this surname is ‘village in the field’, ‘field village’ or ‘wilderness village’. It is commonly found in western Japan and the island of Okinawa.

112. Oba:

This name has variations such as Ooba and Ohba. The meaning of this Japanese surname is ‘large garden’. Some of the known personalities with this surname are Akira Oba (Japanese footballer), and Masoa Oba (Japanese boxer).

113. Ogawa:

Sometimes pronounced as ‘Kogawa,’ this surname is common throughout Japan and means a ‘small river’.

114. Ohara:

The meaning of this surname is ‘large plain’, and is mostly found in western and west-central Japan. It is listed in Shinsen Shojiroku. Some of the noteworthy name bearers are Koyu Ohara (film director), and Reiko Ohara (actress).

115. Okamoto:

The meaning of this surname is the ‘one who lives at the base of the hill’. The name bearers are mostly found in western and central Japan, and the Ryukyu Islands.

116. Omori:

This Japanese surname is mostly found in eastern Japan and the island of Okinawa. It means a ‘large grove’.

117. Otake:

The variations of this surname are Ootake and Ohtake. The meaning of this surname is ‘large bamboo,’ and is mostly found in the southeastern seaboard and the Ryukyu Islands.

118. Sato:

Also known as Saitou, Saitoh, and Saito, it is one of the most common surnames. It is more profound in northeastern Japan. The to in Sato is a Japanese character for Fuji, which indicates connections with the Fujiwara clan and Sa means a bureaucratic title.

119. Sakai:

The Japanese characters sake means ‘rice wine’, and I means ‘well’. A few noteworthy name bearers are Kiyoshi Sakai (anime producer and director), Maki Sakai (actress), and Natsumi Sakai (swimmer).

120. Sakurai:

This surname means ‘cherry blossom well,’ and is mostly found in eastern Japan. It is listed in the Shinsen Shojiroku.

121. Sano:

This surname means ‘small field’ and is found throughout Japan. Some of the noteworthy name bearers are Kazumo Sano (actor), and Naoki Sano (wrestler).

122. Sasaki:

In Japanese script, the letters Sa means ‘help’, or ‘aid’ and ki means ‘tree’, or ‘wood’. This name is most popular in the northeastern parts of Japan.

123. Shibata:

There are two names as per pronunciations in Japanese scripts. One name means ‘turf’ or ‘rice paddy’ and is from the Tachibana family, the other means ‘brushwood’ from the island of Kyushu and the southeastern seaboard.

124. Shima:

This Japanese surname means ‘island’ or a ‘land that is separated from its village’. It is listed in Shinsen Shojiroku and is mostly found in the Kyoto-Osaka area and in the Ryukyu Islands.

125. Shimoda:

The meaning of this surname is ‘lower rice paddy’. It is commonly found throughout Japan.

126. Sone:

The meaning of this surname is ‘former’ or ‘ancestor’ or ‘root’, and is found mostly in eastern Japan and Ryukyu Islands. A few noteworthy name bearers are Mikiko Sone (athlete), and Koji Sone (judoka).

127. Sugimoto:

Many of the surname bearers are Miura or Ishii family descendants and are found in eastern Japan and Ryukyu Islands. The meaning of this surname is the ‘one who lives beneath the cedars’ and refers to the name of a village near Kamakura.

128. Suzuki:

This name means ‘bell tree’ and might have derived from Japan’s pampas grass, Susuki, because this surname is also known as Susuki. This is the second most common surname in Japan with 1.9 million registered people. The most famous personality with this surname is Michio Suzuki (the founder of Suzuki Loom Manufacturing Company).

129. Tabata:

Found in eastern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands, this Japanese surname means ‘edge of the rice paddy’. Some famous personalities with this surname are Kazumi Tabata (karate grandmaster), and Kenji Tabata (sprinter).

130. Takahashi:

This is the third most common Japanese surname. The Japanese characters for Taka mean ‘tall’, ‘high’ and hashi means ‘bridge’. This surname is frequently found in eastern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

131. Takao:

It means ‘A warrior son/man’.

132. Takayama:

The meaning of this surname is ‘high mountains’, and is the name of a city in the mountains of Hida. This name is mostly found in western Japan and on the Okinawa Islands.

133. Tanaka:

This is the fourth most common surname in Japan and means ‘dweller in the rice fields’. This name is mostly found around the city of Osaka, and on the Ryukyu Islands. It is listed in the Shinsen Shojiroku.

134. Toyoda:

This surname means ‘fruitful rice paddy’. This is a common surname throughout Japan. Akio Toyoda (president Toyota Motor Corporation) is the most famous name bearer.

135. Tsuchiya:

The meaning of this surname is ‘earthen house’ and is mostly found in Tokyo and west-central Japan. Some of the name bearers are descendants of the Taira clan.

136. Tsuda:

This surname means ‘harbor rice field,’ and is mostly found in northern Japan.

137. Uchida:

This is a common surname throughout Japan and Ryukyu Islands, and means ‘inner paddy fields’. Some of the name bearers have samurai connections and is also listed in the Shinsen Shojiroku.

138. Ueda:

This is also read as Kamida and means ‘upper rice paddy’. It is found throughout Japan.

139. Uehara:

It is also read as Kamihara and means ‘upper plain’.

140. Ueno:

It means ‘upper field’.

141. Usui:

This surname means ‘mortar well’ and is found mostly in eastern Japan.

142. Wada:

This name is taken from the village of Wada in the Miura peninsula, and means ‘harmonious rice paddy’. A noteworthy name bearer is Ben Wada (TV producer).

143. Wakabayashi:

It means ‘young forest’ and is mostly found in eastern Japan.

144. Watanabe:

This is the fifth most common Japanese surname. The first name bearers belonged to the Samurai clan founded by Watanabe no Tsuna, who was a Minamoto and a Saga Genji warrior. The meaning of this surname is ‘ferry side’.

145. Yagami:

The Japanese characters for Ya mean ‘eight’ and gami mean ‘god’.

146. Yagi:

The meaning of this surname is ‘eight trees’ taken from a valley in Tajima by an ancient Kusabake family. It is also found in Ryukyuan island of Amami.

147. Yamada:

It means ‘mountain rice paddy’ and is common along the eastern seaboard.

148. Yamagata:

This Japanese surname means ‘mountain shape’ or ‘mountain district’. These are the descendants of Shiba branch of the Minamoto clan and took the name from a village in Uzen. Some other name bearers are from the Tada branch of the same clan and took their name from Mino.

149. Yamaguchi:

This surname is listed in the Shinsen Shojiroku. The meaning of this surname is ‘mountain entrance’. Akane Yamaguchi (badminton player) is a famous name bearer.

150. Yamamoto:

This means ‘base of the mountain’. The name bearers are found mostly in central and west-central Japan. A few noteworthy name bearers are Akihiko Yamamoto (politician), and Fujiko Yamamoto (actress).

In Japanese society, the family is given utmost importance, and so are the family names. They are deeply rooted in history and have a beautiful meaning. If you are fascinated with the Japanese culture and their names, then go ahead and use one of these names for your baby (maybe as a nickname?).

Which Japanese surname was interesting for you? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Japanese Submitted Surnames

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.

Abara空原Japanese
formed with 空 (a, sora) meaning "sky" and 原 (hara) meaning "field".

Abiko我孫子Japanese
This surname is made with 安 (A) "Peaceful, Cheap, Rested, Low" ... [more]

Abo阿Japanese (Rare)
阿 A ("Nook") and Bo for "Protect".

Aburaya油谷Japanese (Rare)
Made with (Abura) 油 "Oil", and 谷 (Ya) "Valley". Shigeru Aburaya is a notable bearer; he specializes in marathon running, and long-distance running in general.

AchiJapanese

Achikita遥北Japanese (Rare)
遥 (Achi) means "Distant, Remote" and 北 (Kita) means "North".

Adachi安達, 足立, 足達Japanese
From Japanese 安 (a) meaning "peace" or 足 (a) meaning "leg, foot" and 達 (tachi), a plural marker, or 立 (tachi) meaning "stand".

Adachihara足立原, 安立原, 足達原Japanese
A means "Leg, Limb, Step", Dachi comes from Tachi, meaning "Stand", Hara means "Plain". A notable bearer is Kenji Adachihara, a football player.

Agata県Japanese (Rare)
(Agata) written as this: 県, mean "Prefecture", or "County, Countryside, Subdivision, District".

Agatsuma上妻Japanese (Rare)
上 (Aga) "Upper, Above" and 妻 (Tsuma) "Wife, Spouse". A notable bearer with this surname is Hiromitsu Agatsuma, a musician.

Agawa阿川Japanese
阿 (A) means "Nook, Flatter, Corner" and 川 (Kawa) meaning "Stream, River". One notable bearer is Sawako Agawa, who is a celebrity and a writer.

Aguni粟國, 粟国Japanese
From the Japanese 粟 (a or awa) "foxtail millet" and 國 or 国 (kuni, guni or koku) "country."

Ahane亜波根Japanese
亜 (A) means "Second, Asia", 波 (Ha) means "Wave", 根 (Ne) means "Root". This may not be an actual surname. Ayano Ahane is a singer and works on her own songs. The source is in the notes.

Aibana藍花Japanese
From Japanese 藍 (ai) meaning "indigo" combined with 花 (hana, bana, ka) meaning "flower".

AichiJapanese
Kazuo Aichi is a politician.

Aida合田Japanese
Ai could mean "Fit, Suit, Join", "Indigo", "Together, Mutual". Da means "Rice Paddy/ Field".

AidoJapanese

AidouJapanese

Aihara相原, あいはらJapanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "together, mutually" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".

Aikawa相川, あいかわJapanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "together, mutually" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".

Aikawa愛川, 愛河, あいかわJapanese
From Japanese 愛 (ai) meaning "love, affection" and 川 or 河 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".

Aikuchi合口Japanese
合 (Ai) means "Suit, Jion" and 口 (Kuchi) means "Mouth, Opening".

Aikyo愛敬Japanese (Rare)
愛 (Ai) means "Love, Affection", and 敬 (Kyo) means "Respect" in this surname. Notable bearers are Hisashi Aikyo and Shigeyuki Aikyo. Hisashi is a former baseball runner, while Shigeyuki is a steeplechase runner.

Aimoto相本, 愛本Japanese
Often written as 愛 (Ai) meaning "Love, Reverence, Affection" or 相... [more]

Ainara相奈良Japanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "mutual, reciprocal, with one another", 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree" and 良 (ra) meaning "good".

Aino愛野Japanese (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]

AioiJapanese

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]

AishiJapanese (Anglicized, Rare)

Aiuchi愛内Japanese
Ai (愛) means 'love', and Uchi (内) means 'inside'.

Aizawa相沢, 相澤, あいざわJapanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "together, mutually" and 沢, 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".

Akaashi赤葦Japanese
Comes from the kanji "赤" meaning "red", and "葦" meaning "reed", or alternatively, "足" that means "leg"

Akabane赤羽, あかばねJapanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 羽 (hane) meaning "feather". A notable bearer of this surname was professional midget wrestler Shigeru Akabane (赤羽 茂 Akabane Shigeru, 1941–2011), who is best known under his ring name Little Tokyo.

AkaedaJapanese

Akagawa赤川Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".

AkagiあかぎJapanese
Means "red tree" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 木 (tree).

AkahoriJapanese

Akahoshi赤星, あかほしJapanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 星 (hoshi) meaning "star".

Akai赤井Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".

Akaike丹池Japanese (Rare)
丹 (Aka) means "Red" and 池 (Ike) means "Pond".

Akamatsu赤松, あかまつJapanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree".

Akamine赤嶺, あかみねJapanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 嶺 (mine) meaning "mountain peak, mountain ridge".

Akamori赤森, アカモリJapanese (Rare)
From 赤 (aka) meaning "red" combined with 森 (mori) meaning "forest."... [more]

AkanamiJapanese

AkanishiあかにしJapanese
Means "red west" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 西 (west).

Akano赤野Japanese
赤野 (Akano) means "Red Field" in Japanese. Akano is also on the first name site.

Akasaki赤崎, 赤﨑, あかさきJapanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 崎 or 﨑 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".

Akashi明石Japanese
From Japanese 明 (aka) meaning "bright" and 石 (shi) meaning "stone".

Akashiro赤城,丹城Japanese
赤 (Aka) means "Red" and 城 (Shiro) means "Castle". Aoi Akashiro is an anime television series writer.

Akashita赤下, 丹下Japanese
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.

Akatsuki丹月, 朱月, 紅月Japanese
丹 (Aka) means "Red" and 月 (Tsuki) means "Moon". This surname is a reference to what the moon looks like during a lunar eclipse, I suppose. An example of someone with this surname, is Natsumi Akatsuki, the light novel author behind "KonoSuba ".

Akechi明智Japanese
From Japanese 明 (ake) meaning "bright" and 智 (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect".

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.

Akiba秋葉Japanese
From the Japanese 秋 (aki) "autumn" and 葉 (ha or ba) "leaf."

Akibara昭原, 秋原, 穐原, アキバラJapanese
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."

AkimaruJapanese

Akimoto秋元, 秋本, あきもとJapanese
From Japanese 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn" and 元 or 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".

Akimura秋村, あきむらJapanese
From Japanese 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".

Akino秋野, 秋乃Japanese
From Japanese 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness" or 乃 (no) meaning "from".

Akisato秋里Japanese
秋 (Aki) means "Autumn" and 里 (Sato) means "Village,ri,unit of measurement, league, parent's home". A notable bearer is Wakuni Akisato, who is a manga artist.

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.

Akishino秋篠Japanese
秋 (Aki) means "Autumn" and 篠 (Shino) means "Rope".

Akita秋田, 明田, 穐田, 飽田, 阿北Japanese
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]

AkitayaJapanese

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.

Akizora旻, 秋空Japanese
can be made with the kanji 旻(akizora) meaning "autumn sky" or the word 秋空 (akizora) meaning "autumn sky".

Akutagawa芥川Japanese
Akuta (芥) means "mustard", kawa (川) means "river", kawa changes to gawa due to rendaku. Notable bearers of this surname are Ryuunosuke Akutagawa (芥川龍之介), a Japanese writer and Ryuunosuke Akutagawa from Bungou Stray dogs who shares the same name.

AkutsuJapanese

Amachi天知, 天地, 天池, 天内, 雨知Japanese
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]

Amada天田Japanese
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "sky, heaven" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".

AmagaiJapanese
This is a variation of Japanese surname Amaya. Ama means "Heaven(ly)" and Gai means "Valley".

Amagawa天川, 天河, 塰川, 塰河, 余川Japanese
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."

AmagayaJapanese

Amagi天城, あまぎJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "heaven" and 城 (ki) meaning "castle".

Amai天井, 甘井, あまいJapanese
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."

AmajiJapanese

Amajiki天喰Japanese
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "heaven" and 喰 (jiki) meaning "eating"

AmakiJapanese
It can mean "Heaven tree."... [more]

Amami天美, 天海, 天実Japanese
amami is a surname which can mean heavenly beauty, heavenly truth, or heavenly ocean. the first meaning is made up of the kanji 天 (ama) meaning heaven and 美 (mi) meaning beauty. the second meaning consists of 天 (ama) and 実 (mi) meaning truth... [more]

Amamiya雨宮Japanese
From Japanese 雨 (ama) meaning "rain" and 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace". A notable bearer of this surname is voice actress and singer Sora Amamiya (雨宮 天 Amamiya Sora, 1993–).

Amari甘利Japanese (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.

AmatsuboJapanese (Rare)
Means "rainy atriam,rainy courtyards".From Japanese "雨" means "rain",and "坪" means "(inner)garden,atriam,courtyard".A famous bearer is Mitsumasa Amatsubo.

Amaya天谷Japanese
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "heaven" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".

Amemori雨森, 飴森Japanese
From Japanese kanji 雨 (ame) meaning "rain" or 飴 (ame) meaning "candy" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest". Combined together 雨森 (amemori) meaning "rain forest" and 飴森 (amemori) meaning "candy forest"

Amemura飴村Japanese
From japanese kanji 飴 (ame) meaning "candy" and 村 (mura) meaning "village". 美飴 (amemura) meaning "candy village". ... [more]

AmetsuchiJapanese
Means "Heaven & Earth" in Japanese

AmikawaJapanese

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.

Anabuki穴吹Japanese
It is written like this : 穴 (Ana) "Whole, pit" and 吹 (Buki) "Blow into".

Ando安藤Japanese
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.

Anno庵野, 安野Japanese
Means "of hermitage" in Japanese. A famous bearer is famous Japanese illustrator and children's educational book author Mitsumasa Anno (1926-present).

Anzai安西, 安斎, 安済Japanese
From Japanese 安 (an) meaning "peace" and 西 (sai) meaning "west", 斎 (sai) meaning "purification, worship", or 済 (sai) meaning "settle, finish".

Aoba青葉Japanese
青 (Ao) means "Green,blue" and 葉 (Ba) means "Leaf". This surname refers to a fresh leaf. Aoba is also a Japanese first name on top of that. A notable bearer is Yukihiro Aoba, who is a professional football player... [more]

Aoi葵, 碧Japanese
From Japanese 葵 "hollyhock, althea" or 碧 "blue". This name is a given name as well as a surname.

Aoike青池Japanese
青 (Ao) means 'blue, green', in this case "Blue", and 池 (Ike) ... [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.

Aonuma青沼Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue, green" and 沼 (numa) meaning "swamp, bog".

AoshimaJapanese

Aota青田Japanese
Ao (青) means 'Blue, and Ta (田) means 'paddy, field'.

AoyagiJapanese
Ao means "Blue, Green" and Yagi means "Willow".

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.

Aozora青空Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 空 (sora) meaning "sky".

Ara荒Japanese
From the Japanese 荒 (ara) "primitive," "rude," "crude."

Aragaki新垣, 荒垣Japanese
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" and 垣 (kaki) meaning "hedge, fence".

Arai新井, 荒井Japanese
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new, natural" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, sparse, wild" and 井 (i) meaning "well".

Arakaki新垣, 荒垣Japanese
Alternate romanization of Aragaki.

Arakawa荒川, 荒河, 新川, 新河, アラカワJapanese
From 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild, violent" or 新 (ara) meaning "new" combined with 川/河 (kawa) meaning "river, stream."

Araki荒木Japanese
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, sparse, wild" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".

Aran亜蘭, あらんJapanese
From 亜 (a), a phonetic character, and 蘭 (ran) meaning "orchid."

Aranami荒波Japanese
Ara (荒) means rough, wild. Nami (波) means wave(s).

Araoka荒岡Japanese (Rare)
Ara (荒) means "rough", oka (岡) means "hill", therefore, Araoka means rough hill

Arashi嵐, アラシJapanese
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.

Arata荒田, 新田Japanese
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, sparse, wild" or 新 (ara) meaning "new, natural" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".

Aratani荒谷Japanese
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".

Araya荒谷Japanese
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".

Arihara有原Japanese

Arioka有岡Japanese
From Japanese 有 (ari) meaning "have, possess" and 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".

ArisakaJapanese

Arisawa有沢, 有澤Japanese
From Japanese 有 (ari) meaning "have, possess" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".

Arita有田Japanese
From Japanese 有 (ari) meaning "have, possess" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".

AritomiJapanese

Ariyoshi有吉Japanese
From Japanese 有 (ari) meaning "have, possess" and 吉 (yoshi) meaning "lucky, good".

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.

Asada浅田, 麻田Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" or 麻 (asa) meaning "hemp, flax" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".

AsagamiJapanese

Asahara朝原, 浅原, 麻原Japanese
From Japanese 朝 (asa) meaning "morning", 浅 (asai) meaning "shallow", or 麻 (asa) meaning "hemp" combined with 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".

Asahina朝比奈, 朝日奈Japanese
From Japanese 朝 (asa) meaning "morning", 比 (hi) meaning "comparison, match, equal" or 日 (hi) meaning "sun, day", and 奈 (na), a phonetic character.

AsaiJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "shallow well".

Asaka淺香, 浅香, 浅加, 浅賀, 淺加Japanese
From the Japanese 淺 or 浅 (asa) "superficial" and 香 (ka) "odour," "smell," 加 (ka) "increase," "step-up" or 賀 (ka) "congratulation."

Asakawa浅川, 朝河Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" and 川 or 河 (kawa) meaning "river".

Asaki杏咲, 亜咲Japanese
From Japanese 杏 (anzu, a) meaning "apricot" or 亜 (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with 咲 (saki) meaning "blossom".

Asakura朝倉, 浅倉, 麻倉Japanese
From Japanese 朝 (asa) meaning "morning", 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow", or 麻 (asa) meaning "hemp" and 倉 (kura) meaning "warehouse, storehouse".

Asamizu朝水, 浅水Japanese
made with kanji 朝(asa) meaning "morning" or 浅(asa) meaning "shallow" with 水(mizu) neaning "water".

Asamura浅村Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".

Asano浅野Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".

Asanuma浅沼Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow, superficial" and 沼 (numa) meaning "marsh, swamp, bog".

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]

Ashida芦田, 蘆田Japanese
Combination of the kanji 芦 (ashi, "reed") and 田 (ta, "field").

Ashido芦戸Japanese
From Japanese 芦 (ashi) meaning "reed" and 戸 (do) meaning "door"

AshiharaJapanese

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".

Asō麻生Japanese
Combination of the kanji 麻 (asa, "hemp plant") and 生 (fu, "place where vegetation grows"), thus "place where hemp plants grow". A famous bearer of this surname is Japanese Prime Minister Tarō Asō (麻生 太郎; b. 1940).

AsoiJapanese

Asui蛙吹Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 蛙 (a) meaning "frog" and 吹 (sui) meaning "puff"

AtariJapanese
中 (Atari) means "The Middle". Anotable bearer with this surname is Kousuke Atari, he is a self trained musician and pop singer.

Atsuda渥田Japanese
From Japanese 渥 (atsu) meaning "moist" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".

Atsugi厚木Japanese (Rare)
Atsugi (厚木) means "thick tree", notable bearer of this surname is Nanami Atsugi (厚木 那奈美), a Japanese Voice actress. It is also a city name in Kanagawa perfecture.

Awaya粟谷 あわやJapanese
From Japanese 粟 (Awa) meaning "Mllet" and 谷 (Tani) meaning "valley".

Ayanami綾波Japanese
Aya (綾) means "twill", nami (波) means "wave"

Ayano綾野Japanese
綾 (Aya) means "Design" and 野 (No) means "Feild". Keiko Ayano from Sword Art Online is a simple example of this surname existing, and also a notable bearer.

Ayanokoji綾小路Japanese
A variant transcription of Ayanokouji that means "Design small road".

Ayanokouji綾小路Japanese
綾 (Ayano) means "Design", 小 (Kou) means "Small, Little", and 路 (Ji) means "Road."

Ayukawa鮎川, あゆかわJapanese
From 鮎 (ayu) meaning "trout" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river."

Azahara字原Japanese
From Japanese 字 (aza) meaning "a section of a village" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".

AzumaJapanese
Means 'East' in Japanese

Azusagawa梓川Japanese (Rare)
Azusa (梓) means "catalpa", gawa/kawa (川) means "river", kawa changes to gawa due to rendaku. Sakuta Azusagawa (梓川 咲太) and his sister Kaede (梓川 花楓) from Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai are notable fictional characters who bear this surname.

Baba馬場Japanese
From Japanese 馬場 (baba) meaning "riding ground".

Baishō倍賞Japanese
Bai (倍) means "double", while shō (賞) means "Prize" or "Award". When you combine the two, it would likely mean "Double the Award".

Bakugo爆豪Japanese, Popular Culture
From Japanese 爆 (baku) meaning "bomb" and 豪 (go, gō, gou) meaning "powerful"... [more]

BandoJapanese
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.

Budou武堂, 武道Japanese
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".

Busujima毒島Japanese
Sacrifice, Innovative, Powerful

Chabashira茶柱Japanese (Rare)
This is a food related surname. 茶 (Cha) literally means "{Green} Tea" and 柱 (Hashira) means "Pillar", turning into 'Bashira'. A tea pillar is a tea stalk pointing vertically, in Japan this is considered "good luck"... [more]

Chage茶下, チャゲJapanese
From Japanese 茶下 (chage) meaning "giver of tea". A notable bearer is Japanese musician Shūji Shibata (1958-), whose stage name is Chage.

Chiaki千秋Japanese (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]

Chibana千花Japanese
千 (Chi) means "A Thousand, One Thousand" and 花 (Bana) is a variation of Hana, meaning "Blossom, Flower". A male notable bearer, is Choshin Chibana. He was a martial artist who created his own form of karate... [more]

Chigusa千種, 千草, 千艸, ちぐさJapanese
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]

Chihara茅原, 千原Japanese
From Japanese 茅 (chi) meaning "thatch" or 千 (chi) meaning "thousand" combined with 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain". A notable bearer of this surname is Minori Chihara (茅原 実里), a Japanese voice-actress who is best known for voicing Yuki Nagato from the Haruhi Suzumiya series and Aya Natsume from Tenjō Tenge.

ChijimatsuJapanese

ChikafujiJapanese
Chika means "Near" and Fuji means "Wisteria".

ChinenJapanese

ChinoJapanese (Rare)
Written with characters Chi ("Micanthus Reed") and No ("Feild").

ChisakaJapanese
Chi means "One Thousand" and Saka means "Slope,Hill".

ChisakiJapanese

ChisugaJapanese

Chiura千浦, 地浦, 知浦, ちうらJapanese (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]

ChiyodaJapanese

ChiyonofujiJapanese

Chosokabe長宗我部Japanese
Variant transcription of Chousokabe.

Chousokabe長宗我部Japanese
From Japanese 長 (chou) meaning "chief, head, leader", 宗 (so) meaning "religion", 我 (ka) meaning "ego" and 部 (be) meaning "section".

Daikokuya大黒屋Japanese (Rare)
Possibly from Japanese prefix 大 (dai) meaning "large" and 黒 (koku) meaning "black" and suffix 屋 (ya) meaning "shop".

DaimaJapanese, Hindi

Daimon大門Japanese
From Japanese 大 (dai) meaning "big, great" and 門 (mon) meaning "gate, door".

DaizaiJapanese

Date伊達Japanese
From Japanese 伊 (da) meaning "this" and 達 (te) meaning "achieve, arrive at, intelligent".

DazaiJapanese

Deguchi出口Japanese
From Japanese 出 (de) meaning "exit" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".

DejimaJapanese

Demegawa出目川, デメガワJapanese
From Japanese 出 (de) "out", 目 (me) "eye" and 川 (kawa) "river".

DemizuJapanese

DewaJapanese

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.

DoiyaJapanese

Dōjima堂島Japanese
From Japanese 堂 (dou) meaning "temple, shrine" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".

Dotani戸谷, 藤谷Japanese (Rare)
戸 (Do) meaning "Door" or 藤 (Do) meaning "Wisteria". 谷 (Tani) means "Valley".

EbatoJapanese

EbisuJapanese

Edamura枝村Japanese
The kanji 枝 (Eda) means "Branch", while 村 (Mura) means "Town, Village". Combine the two and the surname means "Branching Town/Village".

EgamiJapanese

Egawa江川Japanese
From Japanese 江 (e) meaning "bay, inlet" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".

Eguchi江口Japanese
From Japanese 江 (e) meaning "inlet, bay" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".

EjiriJapanese
江 (E) "Inlet,River" and 尻 (Jiri) "Behind ,Rear".

EmotoJapanese

Enatsu江夏Japanese
江 (E) means "River,Inlet" and 夏 (natsu) means "Summer". A notable bearer is Yutaka Enatsu who used to be a pitcher for the Hanshin Tigers. Enatsu is also on the first name sight... [more]

Endo遠藤Japanese
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.

Enokida榎田Japanese
榎 (Enoki) means "Hackle/Chinese Nettle Berry Tree", and 田 (Da) means Rice Paddy, Field". A notable bearer with this family name is Daiki Enokida, who is a professional baseball player.

Enomoto榎本Japanese
From Japanese 榎 (enoki) meaning "hackberry, nettle tree" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".

Enoshima江ノ島Japanese
From Japanese 江 (e) meaning "bay", ノ (no) which is a particle of possession, and 島 (shima) meaning "island". This can refer to the island in the Kanagawa prefecture.

EsawaJapanese

Eto江藤Japanese
江 (E) means "River, Inlet" and 藤 (To) means "Wisteria".

EtouJapanese
The same as Eto.

EzawaJapanese

FudeyasuJapanese

Fudzhimoto藤本Japanese (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Fudzimoto.

Fudzimoto藤本Japanese (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Fujimoto more commonly used by ethnic Japanese living in parts of the former Soviet Union and Sakhalin Japanese residing on Sakhalin Island in Russia.

Fuji藤Japanese
This is a common surname, but is even more commonly attached to other to other name elements, like Fujimoto, Fujiyama, etc... [more]

FujigaiJapanese

FujigayaJapanese

Fujihara藤原Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".

FujihashiJapanese
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Hashi means "Bridge".

Fujii藤井Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".

Fujikawa藤川Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".

Fujiki藤木Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".

Fujimura藤村Japanese
Means "wisteria village", from Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".

Fujinaga藤永Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 永 (nagai) meaning "eternity".

Fujinaka藤中Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 中 (naka) meaning "middle".

Fujino藤野Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".

FujinomiyaJapanese
Fuji means "Wisteria", No means "of", and Miya means "Shrine".

Fujisaki藤崎Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 崎 (saki) meaning "peninsula, cape".

Fujisato藤里Japanese
藤 (Fuji) means "Wisteria" and 里 (Sato) means "Hamlet, Village".

Fujitani藤谷, ふじたにJapanese
From 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley."

FujiuraJapanese (Rare)
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Ura means "Bay,Beach".

FujiyaJapanese

Fujiyama藤山Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".

Fujiyoshi藤吉Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 吉 (yoshi) meaning "lucky, good".

FukadaJapanese

Fukagai深谷Japanese
This might've originated in eastern Japan, because in the west, it will be pronounced "Fukatani" instead. ... [more]

Fukahori深堀Japanese
From Japanese 深 (fuka) meaning "deep" and 堀 (hori) meaning "moat".

Fukami深見Japanese
深 (Fuka) means "Deep" and 見 (Mi) means "View, Mindset, See".

Fukase深瀬Japanese
From the Japanese 深 (fuka) "deep" and 瀬 (se) "riffle."

Fukhimori藤森Japanese (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Fujimori more commonly used by ethnic Japanese living in parts of the former Soviet Union and Sakhalin Japanese residing on Sakhalin Island in Russia.

FukiJapanese

Fukuchi福地Japanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" and 地 (chi) meaning "earth, soil, ground".

Fukuda福田, ふくだJapanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".

Fukuhara福原, ふくはらJapanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" and 原 (hara) meaning "plain, field".

Fukuizumi福泉Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" and 泉 (izumi) "spring," "fountain."

Fukumoto福本, ふくもとJapanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".

Fukunaga福永, ふくながJapanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" and 永 (naga) meaning "eternity".

Fukushima福島, ふくしまJapanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".

Fukuyama福山, ふくやまJapanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".

Fukuyo福與, 福与, 副與, 副与Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" or 副 (fuku) "accessory" and 與 or 与(yo) "together with."

Fukuzawa福沢, 福澤, ふくざわJapanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".

Fumetsugawa不滅川, 不滅河Japanese (Rare)
From japanese kanji 不滅 (fumetsu) meaning "immortal, indestructible, undying" and 河 or 川 (gawa/kawa) both meaning "river".

FunakoshiJapanese

FuruharaJapanese

FuruhashiJapanese
From Japanese 古 (furu) meaning "old" and 橋 (Hashi) meaning "bridge".

Furukawa古川, 古河, ふるかわJapanese
From Japanese 古 (furu) meaning "old" and 川 or 河 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".

Furusawa古沢, 古澤, ふるさわJapanese
From Japanese 古 (furu) meaning "old" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".

Furuse古瀬Japanese
From the Japanese 古 (furu) "old" and 瀬 (se) "riffle."

Furuta古田, ふるたJapanese
From Japanese 古 (furu) meaning "old" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".

Furuya古谷, 古屋, ふるやJapanese
From Japanese 古 (furu) meaning "old" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley" or 屋 (ya) meaning "roof, house".

Furuyashiki古屋敷Japanese
Meaning "Old Grand House", with the Kanji Characters "古屋敷".

Fushiya伏谷, ふしやJapanese
The surname "Fushiya" translates to "Prostrated Valley"

FutabaJapanese
Futa can mean "A Pair" or "Two" with different kanji, and Ba meaning "Leaf". Futaba is also a feminine first name.

FutamiJapanese

FutamuraJapanese
From Japanese 二 or 双 (futa) "A Pair, Two" and 村 (mura) "Village, Hamlet".

FutatsugiJapanese

Futsuhara蓬原Japanese
Futsuhara/蓬原 = Mugwort Meadow

Fuyuki冬木Japanese
Fuyuki is also a first name, it most likely means "Winter Tree", written like this: 冬木.

FuyunoJapanese

FuyuumiJapanese

GabeJapanese

GanjiJapanese
Japanese: rare in Japan, the name is written with characters meaning ‘red’ and ‘govern’. The actual meaning is unclear.

GatoJapanese
See Goto.

Genda源田Japanese
From Japanese 源 (gen) meaning "source, origin" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".

GenkawaJapanese

GinozaJapanese

Goda合田, 郷田Japanese (Rare)
Go ("Connected to") + Da ("Rice Paddy"). This is mostly on Shikoku Island.

Gonda権田Japanese
From Japanese 権 (gon) meaning "right" and 田 (Tạ) meaning "field, rice paddy".

Goto後藤, ごとうJapanese
Alternate transcription of Gotō.

Gotō後藤, ごとうJapanese
From Japanese 後 (go) meaning "behind, back" and 藤 (tō) meaning "wisteria".

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]

Gushiken具志堅Okinawan, Japanese
Means "strong-willed" from Japanese 具 (gu) meaning "tool, utensil, means", 志 (shi) meaning "intention, will", and 堅 (ken) meaning "hard, resolute, unyielding".

Gushima具島, ぐしまJapanese
From 具 (gu) meaning "tool" and 島 (shima) meaning "island."

HachimitsuJapanese
Means "honey"

Hachimura蜂村Japanese
Hachi (蜂) means bee, Mura (村) means village.

Hachiya蜂谷, はちやJapanese
From Japanese 蜂 (hachi) meaning "bee, wasp" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".

HadaJapanese
This is another reading of Haneda/Hata. Ha means "Plume, Feather, Wing" and Da means "Rice Paddy/Patty".

Hado波動Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 波 (ha) meaning "wavelength" and 動 (do, dou, dō) meaning "motion, change, confusion"

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.

Hagakure葉隠Japanese
From Japanese 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf" and 隠 (gakure) meaning "to disappear"

Hagihara萩原Japanese
From Japanese 萩 (hagi) meaning "bush clover" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".

HaginoJapanese
Hagi means "Bush Clover" and No means "Field, Plain, Wilderness". A notable bearer is Kosuke Hagino, a competitive swimmer.

Hagiwara萩原Japanese
From Japanese 萩 (hagi) meaning "bush clover" and 原 (wara) meaning "field, plain".

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Common and Popular Japanese Last Names – Family or Surnames With Meaning

Japanese Last Names are interesting. They qualify you in a way that people can easily understand. Understanding what names mean, their origin and what they mean is a distraction for most and an obsession with others. There is much to discover about the origin of our names. Some prefer to learn more about Indian or Ancient Greek names. However, one of my favorite types is Japanese surnames. They have a lot of significance to the Japanese people. Japanese Last Names Knowing their origins and background will help you understand their culture and history all the better. I will share with you some details about this surname.

Altogether, there are more than 300,000 surnames in use in the country of Japan. Some of the best known and most common Japanese surname are Sato, Takahashi, and Kobayashi. About half a million Japanese citizens have the name Sato. Japanese Last Names Slightly less use Takahashi. Kobayashi is attached to approximately 241,000 people. You may be familiar with a number of others, especially if you use Japanese-made devices or vehicles. They certainly put their influence on the world, turning many of their names into household terms that almost everyone has heard.

 

1. Abe 1 安倍, あべ Japanese
From Japanese 安 (a) meaning “peace” and 倍 (be) meaning “multiple times”.Abe 2 安部, あべ Japanese
From Japanese 安 (a) meaning “peace” and 部 (be) meaning “part, section”.

2. Akiyama 秋山, あきやま Japanese
From Japanese 秋 (aki) meaning “autumn” and 山 (yama) meaning “mountain, hill”.

3. Amano 天野, あまの Japanese
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning “heaven” and 野 (no) meaning “field, wilderness”.

4. Aoki 青木, あおき Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning “green, blue” and 木 (ki) meaning “tree, wood”.

5. Aoyama 青山, あおやま Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning “green, blue” and 山 (yama) meaning “mountain, hill”.

6. Arima 有馬, ありま Japanese
From Japanese 有 (ari) meaning “have, possess” and 馬 (ma) meaning “horse”.

7. Beppu
Japanese spelling: 別府 Meaning: Separate borough.

8. Baba
Japanese spelling: ばば Meaning: Horse-riding ground or race track.

9. Bushida
Japanese spelling: ぶしだ Meaning: A Samurai, warrior, or warrior way.

10. Chiba 千葉, ちば Japanese
From Japanese 千 (chi) meaning “thousand” and 葉 (ha) meaning “leaf”.

11. Fujimori 藤森, ふじもり Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning “wisteria” and 森 (mori) meaning “forest”.

12. Fujimoto 藤本, ふじもと Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning “wisteria” and 本 (moto) meaning “base, root, origin”.

13. Fujioka 藤岡, ふじおか Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning “wisteria” and 岡 (oka) meaning “hill, ridge”.

14. Fujisawa 藤沢, 藤澤, ふじさわ Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning “wisteria” and 沢, 澤 (sawa) meaning “marsh”.

15. Fujita 藤田, ふじた Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning “wisteria” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

16. Fujiwara 藤原, ふじわら Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning “wisteria” and 原 (wara) meaning “field, plain”.

17. Fukui 福井, ふくい Japanese
Denoted a person who was from Fukui prefecture in Japan.

18. Endo/Endoh/Endou
Japanese spelling: 遠藤 Meaning: A distant wisteria.

19. Fukuda
Japanese spelling: 福田 Meaning: Lucky rice field, blessed rice paddy, or hope.

20. Fukushima
Japanese spelling: 福島 Meaning: Fortune or blessed island.

21. Furukawa
Japanese spelling: 古川 or 古河 Meaning: Old river.

22. Hamasaki 浜崎, はまさき Japanese
From Japanese 浜 (hama) meaning “beach, seashore” and 崎 (saki) meaning “cape, peninsula”.

23. Hasegawa 長谷川, はせがわ Japanese
From the Japanese place name 長谷 (Hase, not a standard reading) combined with 川 (kawa) meaning “river, stream”.

24. Hashimoto 橋本, はしもと Japanese
From Japanese 橋 (hashi) meaning “bridge” and 本 (moto) meaning “base, root, origin”.

25. Hayashi 林, はやし Japanese
From Japanese 林 (hayashi) meaning “forest”.

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26. Hidaka 日高, ひだか Japanese
From Japanese 日 (hi) meaning “sun, day” and 高 (taka) meaning “tall, high”.

27. Himura 緋村, ひむら Japanese
From Japanese 緋 (hi) meaning “scarlet, dark red” and 村 (mura) meaning “town, village”.

28. Hino 日野, 火野, ひの Japanese
From Japanese 日 (hi) meaning “sun, day” or 火 (hi) meaning “fire” and 野 (no) meaning “field, wilderness”.

29. Suzuki
Japanese spelling: 鈴木 Meaning: Bell wood.

30. Kutsuki
Japanese spelling: 朽木 Meaning: Decayed/rotted tree.

Chisaka
This is a unique and cool name for a baby girl who is hardy. The meaning of this Japanese surname is ‘one thousand hills’.

31. Ejiri
In this Japanese last name, the letter ‘E’ means ‘the river’ and ‘jiri’ means ‘behind’. If you have a baby girl born on the banks of a river, you can consider naming her Ejiri.

32. Fuji
A famous film roll brand has made this Japanese surname well known across the globe already. The meaning of the name is ‘dweller near the place where wisteria grows’.

33. Fujiki
This is a variation of the similar Japanese last name. This name means ‘a tree where wisteria flower is grown’.

34. Furuya
This could be an interesting name for a baby girl. The meaning of this name is ‘ancient valley’.

35. Goda
This is an occupational surname in Japan borne by the farmer families for ages. The meaning of the name is ‘connected to rice paddy’

36. Genji
This Japanese last name has two meanings, and both of them are very interesting. The name means ‘source’ or ‘two beginnings’.

37. Gushiken
If you are looking for a name which you want to pick for a confident baby, this is it. The name literally means, ‘strong-willed’.

38. Hara
The name is a cute name for a baby boy. It is derived from a familiar Japanese last name which means ‘the meadow’.

39. Hasegawa
This is another Japanese last name connected to nature. It means ‘long valley river’.

40. Hashimoto
This unique Japanese name is a perfect name for a newborn baby suggested by the parent. The name means ‘true bridge’, and refers to how the baby acts as a bridge between the parents successfully.

41. Hada
A very common Japanese surname, Hada refers to the field where you can fly. This last name is mostly found in Eastern Japan.

42. Haga
Predominantly found in North-Eastern Japan, this last name means ‘celebratory fragrance’. It makes a perfect name for a newborn.

43. Hagino
If you are looking for a unique Japanese last name for your baby boy that will be a perfect first name too, try this name. It means ‘a field covered by the bush’.

44. Haku
People who have a special interest in literature would be able to connect to this Japanese surname. The name means ‘poetic’.

45. Hamada
This name is used as both last name and first name in Japan. It is very popular in the Ryukyu and Shikoku Islands. The name means ‘paddy field on the seashore’.

46. Handa
This is another beautiful Japanese last name. The name is a perfect pick for a baby girl as it means ‘flower field’.

47. Haruki
If you are an avid reader of Murakami’s novels, you already know of this name. This name is used as both first and last name of people in Japan. The name means ‘tree of spring season’.

48. Hori
This surname originated in Central Japan. Many of its bearers are also from the Ryukyu Islands. This surname means ‘moat’.

49. Ine
This is a rare last name in Japan means ‘rice plant’.

50. Ikeda
This is another very beautiful Japanese last name. The name means ‘a rice field by the pond’.

Japanese Last Names

51. Ishikawa
A very common Japanese surname, Ishikawa refers to the ‘stone river’. This unique Japanese name is a perfect name for a newborn baby.

52. Ishii
The name means ‘resides in a rocky place’.

53. Ishida
This is another Japanese last name connected to the rice field. The name means ‘stone rice field’.

54. Imai
This Japanese last name has a very interesting meaning. It means ‘new town’.

55. Imada
This is a surname in Japan borne by the families with an origin at the Taira clan. This surname means ‘new rice paddy’.

56. Iida
Here is another Japanese last name connected to the rice field. The name means ‘paddy of cooked rice’.

57. Ishizaki
This is one of the oldest Japanese last names; it means ‘stone peninsula.’

58. Iwata
This is a common name in Japan used as a last name. The word means ‘stony paddy field’.

59. Kagawa
This is another beautiful name for a baby that the family can suggest. Kagawa means ‘a fragrant river’.

60. Kamada
This beautiful Japanese surname means ‘sickle field’. This is a common surname in the Ryukyu Islands.

61. Kamei
This name sounds beautiful, and it has a beautiful meaning, too. The name is originated from a noble family in Western Japan, and it means ‘a well full of turtles’.

62. Kouda
This interesting Japanese last name that means ‘long rice field’. It is a perfect name for a tall kid.

63. Kibe
This habitational Japanese name belongs to the Kibe village in Omi. This name was borne by the priests of the Buddhist temples of the place.

64. Kojima
Another well known Japanese last name, Kojima, has an interesting meaning. It translates into ‘a small island’.

65. Kudo
This is one of the most interesting Japanese last names which everyone is quite familiar with. It means ‘construct wisteria’.

66. Kamida
If you are a rice lover, you will consider this Japanese last name. Commonly used in west-central Japan, this last name means ‘upper rice field’.

67. Kaneko
This is a Japanese surname which is quite popular in eastern Japan. The name means ‘Golden child’.

68. Kondo
This Japanese name means ‘near wisteria’, and it is perfect for a kid who loves flowers.

69. Kokawa
This name can be used as a unique baby name. The meaning of the name is ‘small river’.

70. Kamiyama
The meaning of this Japanese surname is ‘God’.

71. Kasai
In the Ryukyu Islands, this last name means ‘bamboo hat’. In the rest of Japan, it means ‘well’.

72. Kase
This Japanese name means ‘add’ or ‘strait’.

73. Katayama
The nature lover Japanese have their last names mostly related to nature. This last name means ‘mountain on the side’ and is popular in the Ryukyu Islands.

74. Endo
This is another topological surname for the Japanese. It means ‘a distant wisteria’.

75. Kato
This Japanese last name means ‘increase wisteria’, and it is mostly found in the south-eastern seaboard.

76. Kido
This is another unique Japanese name which means ‘wooden door’ or ‘castle door’. It is a cute name for a newborn.

77. Kita
This Japanese surname is well known for soccer lovers already. The meaning of the name is ‘north field of trees’.

78. Doi
Japanese spelling: 土井, 土居, 土肥 Meaning: Earth town, earth residence, or earth fertilizer.

79. Fueki
Japanese spelling: 笛木 Meaning: Wooden flute/pipe.

80. Tachi
Japanese spelling: 舘 or 立 Meaning: Palace or rise.

81. Baishō
Japanese spelling: 倍賞 Meaning: Double prize.

82. Honda
Japanese spelling: 本田, 本多 or 誉田 Meaning: Root rice field, origin rice field, or honor rice field.

83. Ishioka
Japanese spelling: 石岡 Meaning: Stone mount/stone hill.

84. Kikumoto
Japanese spelling: 菊本 Meaning: Chrysanthemum book.

85. Okazaki
Japanese spelling: 岡崎 Meaning: Split rock.

86. Saito
Japanese spelling: 斉藤 Meaning: Purity and worship.

87. Hirano 平野, ひらの Japanese
From Japanese 平 (hira) meaning “level, even, peaceful” and 野 (no) meaning “field, wilderness”.

88. Hisakawa 久川, ひさかわ Japanese
From Japanese 久 (hisa) meaning “long time ago” and 川 (kawa) meaning “river, stream”.

89. Honda 本田, ほんだ Japanese
From Japanese 本 (hon) meaning “root, origin, source” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

90. Hoshino 星野, ほしの Japanese
From Japanese 星 (hoshi) meaning “star” and 野 (no) meaning “field, wilderness”.

91. Ikeda 池田, いけだ Japanese
From Japanese 池 (ike) meaning “pool, pond” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

92. Inaba 稲葉, いなば Japanese
From Japanese 稲 (ina) meaning “rice plant” and 葉 (ha) meaning “leaf”.

93. Inoue 井上, いのうえ Japanese
Means “above the well”, from Japanese 井 (i) meaning “well, mine shaft, pit”, an unwritten possessive marker の (no), and 上 (ue) meaning “above, top, upper”.

94. Ishida 石田, いしだ Japanese
From Japanese 石 (ishi) meaning “stone” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

95. Ishikawa 石川, いしかわ Japanese
From Japanese 石 (ishi) meaning “stone” and 川 (kawa) meaning “river, stream”.

96. Ito 伊藤, いとう Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 伊藤Itō 伊藤, いとう Japanese
From Japanese 伊 (i) meaning “this” and 藤 (tō) meaning “wisteria”. The final character may indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.

Itou 伊藤, いとう Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 伊藤

97. Iwai 岩井, いわい Japanese
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning “cliff, rocks” and 井 (i) meaning “well, mine shaft, pit”.

98. Iwata 岩田, いわた Japanese
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning “cliff, rocks” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

99. Izumi 泉, いずみ Japanese
From Japanese 泉 (izumi) meaning “spring, fountain”.

100. Kamiya 神谷, かみや Japanese
From Japanese 神 (kami) meaning “god” and 谷 (ya) meaning “valley”.

Japanese Last Names

101. Kanda 神田, かんだ Japanese
From Japanese 神 (kan) meaning “god” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

102. Kaneko 金子, かねこ Japanese
From Japanese 金 (kane) meaning “gold, metal, money” and 子 (ko) meaning “child”.

103. Kanzaki 神崎, かんざき Japanese
From Japanese 神 (kan) meaning “god” and 崎 (saki) meaning “cape, peninsula”.

104. Kato 加藤, かとう Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 加藤 (see Katō).Katō 加藤, かとう Japanese
From Japanese 加 (ka) meaning “add, increase” and 藤 (tō) meaning “wisteria”. The latter character may indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.

Katou 加藤, かとう Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 加藤 (see Katō).

105. Kawaguchi 川口, かわぐち Japanese
Means “mouth of the river”, from Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning “river, stream” and 口 (kuchi) meaning “mouth, entrance”.

106. Kawakami 川上, かわかみ Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning “river, stream” and 上 (kami) meaning “above, top, upper”.Kawasaki 川崎, かわさき Japanese
From Japanese 川 (kawa) meaning “river, stream” and 崎 (saki) meaning “cape, peninsula”.

107. Kazama 風間, かざま Japanese
From Japanese 風 (kaza) meaning “wind, style” and 間 (ma) meaning “among, between”.

108. Kimura 木村, きむら Japanese
From Japanese 木 (ki) meaning “tree, wood” and 村 (mura) meaning “town, village”.

109. Kishimoto 岸本, きしもと JapaneseFrom Japanese 岸 (kishi) meaning “beach, shore, bank” and 本 (moto) meaning “base, root, origin”.

110. Kita 北, きた Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning “north”.

111. Kitagawa 北川, きたがわ Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning “north” and 川 (kawa) meaning “river, stream”.

112. Kobayashi 小林, こばやし Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning “small” and 林 (hayashi) meaning “forest”.

113. Koizumi 小泉, こいずみ Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning “small” and 泉 (izumi) meaning “spring, fountain”. A notable bearer of this name is Junichiro Koizumi (1942-), who was Prime Minister of Japan.

114. Konishi 小西, こにし Japanese
From Japanese 小 (ko) meaning “small” and 西 (nishi) meaning “west”.

115. Kubo 久保, くぼ Japanese
From Japanese 久 (ku) meaning “long time ago” and 保 (ho) meaning “protect”.

116. Kumagai 熊谷, くまがい Japanese
From Japanese 熊 (kuma) meaning “bear” and 谷 (gai) meaning “valley”.

117. Kuroda 黒田, くろだ Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning “black” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

118. Kuroki 黒木, くろき Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning “black” and 木 (ki) meaning “tree, wood”.

119. Kurosawa 黒沢, 黒澤, くろさわ Japanese
From Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning “black” and 沢, 澤 (sawa) meaning “marsh”. A notable bearer was Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), a Japanese film director.

120. Kusumoto 楠本, くすもと Japanese
From Japanese 楠 (kusu) meaning “camphor tree” and 本 (moto) meaning “base, root, origin”.

121. Kato/Katō
Japanese spelling: 加藤 Meaning: Increase and wisteria. Wisteria are blue and purple flowers that bloom in the spring and early summer. They are a vining plant and native to China, Korea, and Japan.

122. Hamasaki
Japanese spelling: 浜崎 Meaning: Beach peninsula.

123. Fujii
Japanese spelling: 藤井 Meaning: Well of wisteria.

124. Chiba
Japanese spelling: 千葉 Meaning: Thousand leaves.

125. Aikawa
Japanese spelling: 相河 Meaning: Ai means together or mutual, while kawa means river.

126. Maeda 前田, まえだ Japanese
From Japanese 前 (mae) meaning “front, forward” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

127. Maekawa 前川, まえかわ Japanese
From Japanese 前 (mae) meaning “front, forward” and 川 (kawa) meaning “river, stream”.

128. Maki 1 牧, まき Japanese
From Japanese 牧 (maki) meaning “shepherd, tend cattle”.Maki 2 真木, まき Japanese
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning “real, genuine” and 木 (ki) meaning “tree”.

129. Matsubara 松原, まつばら Japanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning “pine tree, fir tree” and 原 (hara) meaning “field, plain”.

130. Matsuda 松田, まつだ Japanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning “pine tree, fir tree” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

131. Kikuchi
This is an interesting Japanese last name; it means ‘chrysanthemum pond’.

132. Kubo
This could be an interesting name for a baby boy. It means ‘sunken ground’.

133. Kurosawa
Another prominent Japanese last name which is popular among the movie lovers is Kurosawa. The name means ‘black swamp’.

134. Machida
Japanese seem to be quite attached to rice; their family names bear the same evidence. This name means ‘town field’ or ‘town rice patty’.

135. Masuda
This name means ‘increasing rice paddy’.

136. Maekawa
This Japanese last name means ‘river in the front’, and it is found in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

137. Makino
If you are looking for a name for a baby who is an animal lover, this is it! The name literally means, ‘shepherd field’.

138. Matsubara
The name is a cute one for a baby girl; it is derived from a familiar Japanese last name which means ‘pine tree plain’.

139. Matsumura
This is another Japanese last name inspired by nature. The name means ‘pine tree village’.

140. Matsushita
This unique Japanese name is a perfect name for a newborn baby suggested by the parent. The name means ‘beneath the pine tree’.

141. Miura
This old Japanese surname refers to the ‘three bays’. The last name is mostly available in Sagami.
Nagasawa Predominantly found in North-Eastern Japan, this last name means ‘long swamp’.

142. Nagata
If you are looking for a unique Japanese last name for your baby boy which will be a perfect first name too, try this. The name means ‘long rice paddy’.

143. Nakada
This name is also associated with rice paddy and means ‘central rice paddy’.

144. Nakano
This is another very beautiful Japanese last name. The name means ‘central field’.

145. Nakayama
The name means ‘central mountain’.

146. Nishio
This last name originated in Central Japan. Many of its bearers are also from the Ryukyu Islands. The surname means ‘western male’.

147. Noguchi
This is one of the most attractive names in Japan. The meaning of this name is ‘entrance of the field’.

148. Nomura
This is a rare last name in Japan which means ‘village in the field’. The name is a perfect pick for a baby girl.

149. Oba
This is another very beautiful Japanese last name. The name means ‘large garden’.

150. Matsumoto 松本, まつもと Japanese
From one of the many places with this name in Japan, derived from Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning “pine tree, fir tree” and 本 (moto) meaning “base, root, origin”.

Japanese Last Names

151. Matsumura 松村, まつむら Japanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning “pine tree, fir tree” and 村 (mura) meaning “town, village”.

152. Matsuoka 松岡, まつおか Japanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning “pine tree, fir tree” and 岡 (oka) meaning “hill, ridge”.

153. Matsushita 松下, まつした Japanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning “pine tree, fir tree” and 下 (shita) meaning “under, below”.

154. Minami 南, みなみ Japanese
From Japanese 南 (minami) meaning “south”.

155. Miura 三浦, みうら Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning “three” and 浦 (ura) meaning “bay, inlet”.

156. Miyagawa 宮川, みやがわ Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning “temple, shrine, palace” and 川 (kawa) meaning “river, stream”.

157. Miyajima 宮島, みやじま Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning “temple, shrine, palace” and 島 (shima) meaning “island”.

158. Miyake 三宅, みやけ Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning “three” and 宅 (yake) meaning “house, home”.

159. Miyamoto 宮本, みやもと Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning “temple, shrine, palace” and 本 (moto) meaning “base, root, origin”. A notable bearer is video game pioneer Shigeru Miyamoto (1952-).

160. Miyashita 宮下, みやした Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning “temple, shrine, palace” and 下 (shita) meaning “under, below”.

161. Miyata 宮田, みやた Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning “temple, shrine, palace” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

162. Miyazaki 宮崎, みやざき Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning “temple, shrine, palace” and 崎 (saki) meaning “cape, peninsula”.

163. Mizuno 水野, みずの Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning “water” and 野 (no) meaning “field, wilderness”.

164. Mizushima 水島, みずしま Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning “water” and 島 (shima) meaning “island”.

165. Mizutani 水谷, みずたに Japanese
From Japanese 水 (mizu) meaning “water” and 谷 (tani) meaning “valley”.

166. Mochizuki 望月, もちづき Japanese
Means “full moon” in Japanese, a compound of 望 (mochi) meaning “wish, desire” and 月 (tsuki) meaning “moon”.

167. Mori 森, もり Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning “forest”.

168. Morikawa 森川, もりかわ Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning “forest” and 川 (kawa) meaning “river, stream”.

169. Morimoto 森本, もりもと Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning “forest” and 本 (moto) meaning “base, root, origin”.

170. Morishita 森下, もりした Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning “forest” and 下 (shita) meaning “under, below”.

171. Morita 森田, もりた Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning “forest” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

172. Moriyama 森山, もりやま Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning “forest” and 山 (yama) meaning “mountain, hill”.

173. Moto 本, もと Japanese
From Japanese 本 (moto) meaning “base, root, origin”. More commonly it is the final character in Japanese surnames.Mutō 武藤, むとう Japanese
From Japanese 武 (mu) meaning “military, martial” and 藤 (tō) meaning “wisteria”. The final character may indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.

174. Nakahara 中原, なかはら Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning “middle” and 原 (hara) meaning “field, plain”.

175. Nakai 中井, なかい Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning “middle” and 井 (i) meaning “well, mine shaft, pit”.

176. Nakajima 中島, なかじま Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning “middle” and 島 (shima) meaning “island”.

177. Nakamura 中村, なかむら Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning “middle” and 村 (mura) meaning “town, village”.

178. Nakano 中野, なかの Japanese
From Japanese 中 (naka) meaning “middle” and 野 (no) meaning “field, wilderness”.

179. Nakashima 中島, なかしま Japanese
Variant of Nakajima.

180. Nishikawa 西川, にしかわ Japanese
From Japanese 西 (nishi) meaning “west” and 川 (kawa) meaning “river, stream”.

181. Nishimura 西村, にしむら Japanese
From Japanese 西 (nishi) meaning “west” and 村 (mura) meaning “town, village”.

182. Nishiyama 西山, にしやま Japanese
From Japanese 西 (nishi) meaning “west” and 山 (yama) meaning “mountain, hill”.

183. Noguchi 野口, のぐち Japanese
From Japanese 野 (no) meaning “field, wilderness” and 口 (kuchi) meaning “mouth, entrance”.

184. Ogawa 小川, おがわ Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning “small” and 川 (kawa) meaning “river, stream”.

185. Okabe 岡部, おかべ Japanese
From Japanese 岡 (oka) meaning “hill, ridge” and 部 (be) meaning “part, section”.

186. Okamoto 岡本, おかもと Japanese
From Japanese 岡 (oka) meaning “hill, ridge” and 本 (moto) meaning “base, root, origin”.

187. Okamura 岡村, おかむら Japanese
From Japanese 岡 (oka) meaning “hill, ridge” and 村 (mura) meaning “town, village”.

188. Okazaki 岡崎, おかざき Japanese
From Japanese 岡 (oka) meaning “hill, ridge” and 崎 (saki) meaning “cape, peninsula”.

189. Okumura 奥村, おくむら Japanese
From Japanese 奥 (oku) meaning “inside” and 村 (mura) meaning “town, village”.

190. Ono 小野, おの Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning “small” and 野 (no) meaning “field, wilderness”.

191. Ōshiro 大城, おおしろ Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning “big, great” and 城 (shiro) meaning “castle”.

192. Saito 斎藤, さいとう Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 斎藤 (see Saitō).

193. Saitō 斎藤, さいとう Japanese
From Japanese 斎 (sai) meaning “purification, worship” and 藤 (tō) meaning “wisteria”. The latter character could indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan.

194. Saitou 斎藤, さいとう Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 斎藤 (see Saitō).

195. Sakamoto 坂本, 阪本, さかもと Japanese
From Japanese 坂, 阪 (saka) meaning “slope” and 本 (moto) meaning “base, root, origin”.

196. Sanada 真田, さなだ Japanese
From Japanese 真 (sana) meaning “real, genuine” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

197. Sano 佐野, さの Japanese
From Japanese 佐 (sa) meaning “help, aid” and 野 (no) meaning “field, wilderness”.

198. Sasaki 佐々木, ささき Japanese
From Japanese 佐 (sa) meaning “help, aid” (repeated, indicated by the iteration mark 々) and 木 (ki) meaning “tree, wood”.

199. Sato 佐藤, さとう Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 佐藤 (see Satō). Meaning: Sugar.Satō 佐藤, さとう Japanese
From Japanese 佐 (sa) meaning “help, aid” and 藤 (tō) meaning “wisteria”. The final character might indicate a connection to the Fujiwara clan. This is the most common surname in Japan.

Satou 佐藤, さとう Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 佐藤 (see Satō).

200. Seki 関, せき Japanese
From Japanese 関 (seki) meaning “frontier pass”.

Japanese Last Names

201. Serizawa 芹沢, 芹澤, せりざわ Japanese
From Japanese 芹 (seri) meaning “celery” and 沢, 澤 (sawa) meaning “marsh”.

202. Shibuya 渋谷, しぶや Japanese
From Japanese 渋 (shibu) meaning “astringent, rough” and 谷 (ya) meaning “valley”.

203. Shimada 島田, しまだ Japanese
From Japanese 島 (shima) meaning “island” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

204. Shimizu 清水, しみず Japanese
From Japanese 清 (shi) meaning “clear, pure, clean” and 水 (mizu) meaning “water”.

205. Shinkawa 新川, しんかわ Japanese
From Japanese 新 (shin) meaning “fresh, new” and 川 (kawa) meaning “river, stream”.

206. Shinoda 篠田, しのだ Japanese
From Japanese 篠 (shino) meaning “dwarf bamboo” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

207. Shinohara 篠原, しのはら Japanese
From Japanese 篠 (shino) meaning “dwarf bamboo” and 原 (hara) meaning “field, plain”.

208. Shirai 白井, しらい Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning “white” and 井 (i) meaning “well, mine shaft, pit”.

209. Shiraishi 白石, しらいし Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning “white” and 石 (ishi) meaning “stone”.

210. Tanaka
Japanese spelling: 田中 Meaning: Center of the rice paddy.

211. Yamamoto
Japanese spelling: 山本 Meaning: Base of the mountain.

212. Yamaguchi
Japanese spelling: 山口 Meaning: The mouth of the mountain.

213. Yoshino
Japanese spelling: 吉野 Meaning: Lucky field.

214. Yogi
Japanese spelling: ヨギ Meaning: Person who practices yoga.

215. Yoshikawa
Japanese spelling: 吉川 Meaning: Lucky river.

216. Abiko
Japanese spelling: アビコ Meaning: My grandson.

217. Agawa
Japanese spelling: 誘拐された Meaning: The corner of a river or a stream.

218. Shiratori 白鳥, しらとり Japanese
From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning “white” and 鳥 (tori) meaning “bird”.

219. Sugiura 杉浦, すぎうら Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning “cedar” and 浦 (ura) meaning “bay, inlet”.

220. Sugiyama 杉山, すぎやま Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning “cedar” and 山 (yama) meaning “mountain, hill”.

221. Suzuki 鈴木, すずき Japanese
From Japanese 鈴 (suzu) meaning “bell” and 木 (ki) meaning “tree, wood”. This is the second most common surname in Japan.

222. Gato
Japanese spelling: ガト Meaning: Behind wisteria.

223. Nakamura
Japanese spelling: 中村 Meaning: Middle village.

224. Yoshida
Japanese spelling: 吉田 Meaning: Lucky ricefield.

225. Yamada
Japanese spelling: 山田 Meaning: Mountain field or mountain rice paddy.

226. Sasaki
Japanese spelling: 佐々木 Meaning: Assistant, help.

227. Matsumoto
Japanese spelling: 松本 Meaning: Base of the pine tree.

228. Inoue
Japanese spelling: 井上 Meaning: Above a well.

229. Kimura
Japanese spelling: 木村 Meaning: Tree village.

230. Tachibana 橘, たちばな Japanese
From Japanese 橘 (tachibana) meaning “orange, tangerine”.

231. Takahashi 高橋, たかはし Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning “tall, high” and 橋 (hashi) meaning “bridge”.

232. Chikafuji
Japanese spelling: ちかふじ Meaning: Near the wisteria.

233. Chinen
Japanese spelling: 知念 Meaning: Feelings or a thousand years.

234. Daigo
Japanese spelling: 大吾 Meaning: Great realization or enlightenment.

235. Eguchi
Japanese spelling: 江口 Meaning: The mouth of the river.

236. Takeda 武田, たけだ Japanese
From Japanese 武 (take) meaning “military, martial” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

237. Takenaka 竹中, たけなか Japanese
Means “dweller amongst bamboo”, from Japanese 竹 (take) meaning “bamboo” and 中 (naka) meaning “middle”.

238. Takeuchi 竹内, たけうち Japanese
From Japanese 竹 (take) meaning “bamboo” and 内 (uchi) meaning “inside”.

239. Tamura 田村, たむら Japanese
From Japanese 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy” and 村 (mura) meaning “town, village”.

240. Tanaka 田中, たなか Japanese
Means “dweller in the rice fields”, from Japanese 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy” and 中 (naka) meaning “middle”.

241. Tani 谷, たに Japanese
From Japanese 谷 (tani) meaning “valley”.

242. Ebina
Japanese spelling: 蝦名 Meaning: Shrimp and distinguished.

243. Goda/Gōda
Japanese spelling: 合田 or 郷田 Meaning: Rice paddy or village rice paddy.

244. Hagimoto
Japanese spelling: 萩本 Meaning: Bush clover and book/present.

245. Sawai
Japanese spelling: 沢井 Meaning: Swamp well.

246. Taniguchi 谷口, たにぐち Japanese
From Japanese 谷 (tani) meaning “valley” and 口 (kuchi) meaning “mouth, entrance”.

247. Tsukuda 佃, つくだ Japanese
From Japanese 佃 (tsukuda) meaning “cultivated rice field”.

248. Tsunoda 角田, つのだ Japanese
From Japanese 角 (tsuno) meaning “point, corner” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

249. Uchiyama 内山, うちやま Japanese
From Japanese 内 (uchi) meaning “inside” and 山 (yama) meaning “mountain, hill”.

250. Ueda 上田, うえだ Japanese
From Japanese 上 (ue) meaning “above, top, upper” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

Japanese Last Names

251. Uehara 上原, うえはら Japanese
From Japanese 上 (ue) meaning “above, top, upper” and 原 (hara) meaning “field, plain”.

252. Ueno 上野, うえの Japanese
From Japanese 上 (ue) meaning “above, top, upper” and 野 (no) meaning “field, wilderness”.

253. Wada 和田, わだ Japanese
From Japanese 和 (wa) meaning “harmony, peace” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

254. Watanabe 渡辺, わたなべ Japanese
From Japanese 渡 (wata) meaning “cross, ferry” and 辺 (nabe) meaning “area, place”.

255. Yamada 山田, やまだ Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning “mountain” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

256. Yamaguchi 山口, やまぐち Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning “mountain” and 口 (kuchi) meaning “mouth, entrance”.
Olympic figure-skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi (1971-) bears this name.

257. Yamamoto 山本, やまもと Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning “mountain” and 本 (moto) meaning “base, root, origin”.

258. Yamasaki 山崎, やまさき Japanese
Variant of Yamazaki.

259. Yamashita 山下, やました Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning “mountain” and 下 (shita) meaning “under, below”.

260. Yamauchi 山内, やまうち Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning “mountain” and 内 (uchi) meaning “inside”.

261. Yamazaki 山崎, やまざき Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning “mountain” and 崎 (saki) meaning “cape, peninsula”.

262. Yasuda 安田, 保田, やすだ Japanese
From Japanese 安 (yasu) meaning “peace, quiet” or 保 (yasu) meaning “protect, maintain” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

263. Sakai
Japanese spelling: 境 Meaning: Border or territory.

264. Ogawa
A very common Japanese surname, Ogawa refers to ‘a small river’.

265. Ohara
If you are looking for a unique Japanese last name for your baby girl which will be a perfect first name too, try this. The name means ‘large plain’.

266. Okamoto
This is another Japanese last name close to nature. It means ‘one who lives at the base of the hill’.

267. Omori
This Japanese last name has a very interesting meaning. It means ‘large grove’.

268. Otake
This is a surname in Japan borne by the families living in Southeast Japan. The name literally means ‘large bamboo’.

 

269. Sone
This is a unique baby name which is one of the oldest Japanese last names. It means ‘root’.

270. Wakabayashi
Japanese spelling: 若林 Meaning: Young forest.

271. Takao
Japanese spelling: 高雄 or 高尾 Meaning: Bulky man or warrior.

272. Shima
Japanese spelling: 志麻 or 志摩 Meaning: Island.

273. Nishikawa
Japanese spelling: 西川 Meaning: Western river.

274. Masaki
Japanese spelling: 真崎 Meaning: Correct or tree.

275. Yoshida 吉田, よしだ Japanese
From Japanese 吉 (yoshi) meaning “good luck” and 田 (ta) meaning “field, rice paddy”.

276. Yoshino 吉野, よしの Japanese
From Japanese 吉 (yoshi) meaning “good luck” and 野 (no) meaning “field, wilderness”.

277. Yoshioka 吉岡, よしおか Japanese
From Japanese 吉 (yoshi) meaning “good luck” and 岡 (oka) meaning “hill, ridge”.

278. Yukimura 雪村, ゆきむら Japanese
From Japanese 雪 (yuki) meaning “snow” and 村 (mura) meaning “town, village”.

279. Kiyama
Japanese spelling: 木山, 喜山 Meaning: Tree mountain.

280. Nakaya
Japanese spelling: 仲谷, 中谷 or 中矢 Meaning: Between the valley, in the center of the valley, or arrow in the center.

281. Bando
Japanese spelling: 発表 Meaning: East of the slope.

282. Takahashi
Japanese spelling: 高橋 Meaning: High bridge.

283. Watanabe
Japanese spelling: 渡辺 Meaning: Patryonic name derived from the Watanabe clan.

284. Kobayashi
Japanese spelling: 小林 Meaning: Small forest.

285. Ando
Japanese spelling: 安藤 or 安東 Meaning: Peaceful wisteria, peaceful east or pacify the east.

286. Ageda
Japanese spelling: 上田 Meaning: Upper rice field.

More Japanese Last Names

287. Hayashi
288. Mori
289. Saito (different kanji)
290. Ono
291. Fujimoto
292. Hirano
293. Matsuo
294. Onishi
295. Sugimoto
296. Yamada
297. Shimizu
298. forest
299. Yamazaki
300. Nakajima
301. Woods
302. Yamashita
303. stream
304. Goto
305. Okada
306. Maeda
307. Fujita
308. Sakamoto
309. Murakami
310. Ota
311. Nishimura
312. Takeuchi
313. Nakagawa
314. Matsuda
315. Harada
316. Tamura
317. Fujiwara
318. Zhongshan
319. Small island
320. Wada
321. Morita
322. Uchida
323. Shibata
324. original
325. Takagi
326. Yokoyama
327. Miyazaki
328. Ueda
329. Shimada
330. Ohno
331. Miyamoto
332. Sugiyama
333. Maruyama
334. Takada
335. Murata
336. Plain
337. Otsuka
338. Sugawara
339. Takeda
340. Arai
341. Oyama
342. Sakurai
343. Iwasaki
344. Sano
345. Taniguchi
346. Ueno
347. Matsui
348. Kono
349. Ichikawa
350. Kinoshita
351. Adachi
352. Akagi
353. Akamine
354. Aki
355. Akiyama
356. Amano
357. Amari
358. Amaya
359. Anno
360. Anzai
361. Aoyama
362. Arakaki
363. Arakawa
364. Araki
365. Arata
366. Araya
367. Arima
368. Arita
369. Asa
370. Asai
371. Asano
372. Asato
373. Ashikaga
374. Azuma
375. Ban
376. Chino
377. Date
378. Domen
379. Enomoto
380. Eto
381. Fujikawa
382. Fujimori
383. Fujimura
384. Fujino
385. Fujioka
386. Fukuhara
387. Fukui
388. Fukumoto
389. Fukunaga
390. Funai
391. Furuta
392. Furutani
393. Fuse
394. Gima
395. Go
396. Goya
397. Hagiwara
398. Hamamoto
399. Hano
400. Hase

More Japanese Last Names

401. Hata
402. Hatanaka
403. Hattori
404. Hayakawa
405. Hayashida
406. Higa
407. Higashi
408. Higuchi
409. Hino
410. Hirabayashi
411. Hirai
412. Hiraoka
413. Hirata
414. Hirayama
415. Hironaka
416. Hirose
417. Hirota
418. Hoga
419. Pagination
420. Hokama
421. Hora
422. Horie
423. Horiuchi
424. Hoshino
425. Ida
426. Ide
427. Igarashi
428. Ige
429. Iha
430. Ike
431. Ikehara
432. Imamura
433. Inaba
434. Inouye
435. Isa
436. Iseri
437. Ishibashi
438. Ishihara
439. Ishimoto
440. Isobe
441. Itoh
442. Iwai
443. Iwamoto
444. Izumi
445. Jin
446. Jo
447. Juba
448. Kaba
449. Kai
450. Kajiwara
451. Kamiya
452. Kanai
453. Kanda
454. Kanemoto
455. Kaneshiro
456. Kanno
457. Kano
458. Kataoka
459. Kawabata
460. Kawaguchi
461. Kawahara
462. Kawai
463. Kawakami
464. Kawamoto
465. Kawamura
466. Kawano
467. Kawasaki
468. Kawashima
469. Kawata
470. Kaya
471. Kida
472. Kimoto
473. Kishi
474. Kishimoto
475. Kitagawa
476. Kitamura
477. Kiyabu
478. Kobashigawa
479. Kobe
480. Koda
481. Kodama
482. Koga
483. Koike
484. Koizumi
485. Komatsu
486. Kon
487. Konda
488. Konishi
489. Konno
490. Konya
491. Koyama
492. Koyanagi
493. Kuba
494. Kubota
495. Kumagai
496. Kuno
497. Kuramoto
498. Kurata
499. Kure
500. Kurihara
501. Kuroda
502. Kurokawa
503. Kuse
504. Kusumoto
505. Kuwahara
506. Machi
507. Mae
508. Maita
509. Maki
510. Mano
511. Mase
512. Matsunaga
513. Matsuno
514. Matsuoka
515. Matsushima
516. Matsuura
517. Matsuyama
518. Matsuzaki
519. Mayeda
520. Mihara
521. Mikami
522. Miki
523. Minami
524. Minamoto
525. Mino
526. Mita
527. Miya
528. Miyagawa
529. Miyahara
530. Miyahira
531. Miyake
532. Miyasaki
533. Miyasato
534. Miyashiro
535. Miyashita
536. Miyata
537. Miyoshi
538. Mizuno
539. Mochizuki
540. Morikawa
541. Morimoto
542. Morine
543. Morino
544. Morioka
545. Morishige
546. Morishita
547. Moriyama
548. Mukai
549. Mura
550. Murai

More Japanese Last Names

551. Muramoto
552. Muranaka
553. Murano
554. Muraoka
555. Murayama
556. Muto
557. Nagai
558. Nagamine
559. Nagano
560. Nagao
561. Naito
562. Nakahara
563. Nakai
564. Nakama
565. Nakamoto
566. Nakanishi
567. Nakao
568. Nakashima
569. Nakasone
570. Nakata
571. Nakatani
572. Nakatomi
573. Nakazawa
574. Namba
575. Nii
576. Nishi
577. Nishida
578. Nishihara
579. Nishimoto
580. Nishioka
581. Nishiyama
582. Nitta
583. Niwa
584. No
585. Noda
586. Nonaka
587. Noya
588. Obara
589. Obi
590. Oda
591. Oe
592. Ogasawara
593. Ogino
594. Ogura
595. Oh
596. Ohashi
597. Ohta
598. Oishi
599. Oka
600. Okabe
601. Okamura
602. Okane
603. Okano
604. Okawa
605. Oki
606. Okimoto
607. Okino
608. Okita
609. Okubo
610. Okuda
611. Okuma
612. Okumura
613. Okura
614. Omura
615. Onaga
616. Orio
617. Osada
618. Osaki
619. Ose
620. Oshita
621. Ouchi
622. Oye
623. Ozaki
624. Ozawa
625. Sada
626. Sadow
627. Saeki
628. Saiki
629. Sakaguchi
630. Sakata
631. Sako
632. Sakuma
633. Sama
634. Sanda
635. Sando
636. Satow
637. Sawa
638. Sawada
639. Sawaya
640. Sazama
641. Seki
642. Sekiguchi
643. Seno
644. Seo
645. Sera
646. Seta
647. Seto
648. Shiba
649. Shibuya
650. Shimabukuro

More Japanese Last Names

651. Shimamoto
652. Shimoda
653. Shimomura
654. Shinohara
655. Shinsato
656. Shintani
657. Shirai
658. Shiraishi
659. Shiraki
660. Shiro
661. Shiroma
662. Shishido
663. Shoda
664. Shoji
665. Soda
666. Soga
667. Soma
668. Sonoda
669. Suda
670. Sugai
671. Sugihara
672. Sugita
673. Suko
674. Sumida
675. Sunada
676. Suto
677. Tabata
678. Tachibana
679. Tada
680. Tagawa
681. Taguchi
682. Tahara
683. Taira
684. Tajima
685. Takai
686. Takaki
687. Takamoto
688. Takano
689. Takara
690. Takashima
691. Takata
692. Takayama
693. Takei
694. Takemoto
695. Takenaka
696. Takeshita
697. Taketa
698. Tamaki
699. Tamanaha
700. Tamashiro
701. Tanabe
702. Tani
703. Tanigawa
704. Tanimoto
705. Tanji
706. Tano
707. Tao
708. Tashiro
709. Tengan
710. Terada
711. Teramoto
712. Teruya
713. Teshima
714. Tobe
715. Toda
716. Tokuda
717. Tokunaga
718. Toma
719. Tominaga
720. Tomita
721. Tone
722. Toyama
723. Toyoda
724. Tsuchida
725. Tsuchiya
726. Tsuda
727. Tsuji
728. Tsukamoto
729. Tsutsui
730. Tsutsumi
731. Uchiyama
732. Uehara
733. Uemura
734. Umeda
735. Umemoto
736. Uno
737. Usui
738. Uyeda
739. Uyehara
740. Uyemura
741. Uyeno
742. Yagi
743. Yamagata
744. Yamakawa
745. Yamamura
746. Yamanaka
747. Yamane
748. Yamaoka
749. Yamasaki
750. Yamashiro
751. Yamauchi
752. Yanagi
753. Yano
754. Yasuda
755. Yasui
756. Yasutake
757. Yokota
758. Yonamine
759. Yoneda
760. Yoshihara
761. Yoshimoto
762. Yoshimura
763. Yoshinaga
764. Yoshioka

Japanese Last Names

There is a big difference between Japanese surname and the naming structure used by most other cultures. In most cases, English speaking people put their first name in front and their last name at the end. For the Japanese this is the other way round. For example, instead of being John Smith, it would be Smith John or Hashimoto John. Other Asian countries function in a similar way. This may seem a bit strange at first, but I imagine they think the same about others. For them it is completely natural. Japanese Last Names are also important to note that Japanese people do not usually have middle names. The Japanese Royal Family also operates a little differently in this department. They usually bear predetermined names, as is customary.

Japanese Last Names, The history of a surname is important in Japanese culture. It can help or hinder depending on where you live and who you associate with. In that sense, it’s not too different from Western culture, but you might find that Japanese culture takes it a bit further. This can affect a person’s ability to pursue a career, be in good standing with the locals, or even impress a partner’s family.  Japanese Last Names are much more complicated than what most people are used to. This does not mean that a person cannot overcome obstacles just because of his name. They are not cemented in the judgment of others for the rest of their lives. That may have been true in the distant past, but it is not currently the case.

Japanese Last Names, Looking for names is an enjoyable hobby for some and a career for others. Whatever you subscribe to, learning about Japanese surname should be in your calendar. Their culture is very influential and their reach extends all over the world. It’s not such a terrible idea to find out more about them and their names. It can help you understand them better.

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