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21,378 first names, 70,620 last names, 317,184 kanji variations.
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In Japanese, there is a culture of kanji which is a set of characters that originated from Chinese characters, and the meaning of the name changes according to the choice of kanji characters.
Even surnames with the same reading have different meanings depending on how the kanji characters are applied.
For Ban, kanji choices are listed below, sorted by the households number in Japan.
Introduction to how Japanese names work About this site's data of last names
伴 means "companion, accompany, partner." Details are below.
Accompany - To go with someone or something, usually in a supportive role.
Follow - To go along with someone or something, usually in a subordinate role.
Go Together - To do something together, usually in a cooperative manner.
Companion - A person who accompanies another, usually in a friendly or supportive role.
Friend - A person who is part of a group or community, usually in a supportive role.
番 means "turn, number, order." Details are below.
Taking turns/Alternating - Exchanging one thing for another, taking turns.
Order/Sequence/Rank - The order in which something is done or comes.
Number - The total amount of something.
Combination of male and female - A pair of two things, usually male and female.
Attaching an arrow to a bowstring - To attach an arrow to a bowstring.
坂 means "slope, hill, incline." Details are below.
Slope - A piece of land that is sloped or inclined.
Sloped Road - A road that is sloped or inclined.
Embankment - A structure built to hold back water or soil.
Dyke - A wall or embankment built to prevent flooding.
塙 means "mound, hillock, embankment." Details are below.
判 means "judgment, decision, discernment." Details are below.
Understand/Comprehend - To clearly understand something.
Distinguish/Discern - To differentiate between good and bad.
Coin - An old form of currency, such as a large or small denomination.
Size - The dimensions of a paper or other object.
藩 means "domain, feudal domain." Details are below.
Fence or wall - A fence or wall that serves as a boundary or barrier.
Protection - To protect or guard an area or region.
Feudal lord - A feudal lord who ruled a region and served as a protector of the royal family.
Domain - The land and people owned by a daimyo during the Edo period.
万 means "ten thousand." Details are below.
Ten thousand - This is a number name that is ten times the number of thousand.
All - This refers to everything or all of something.
Very many - This refers to a large number of something.
Never - This refers to something that will never happen, no matter what.
Absolutely - This refers to something that is certain and without doubt.
蕃 means "barbarian, foreigner." Details are below.
To proliferate - To grow and flourish.
To spread - To extend or expand.
To increase - To become greater in number or size.
Fence - A barrier or enclosure.
Covering - Something that covers or conceals.
Enclosure - A space surrounded by a barrier or boundary.
Ebisu - A Japanese god of fortune and prosperity.
Foreigners - People from other countries.
萬 means "ten thousand." Details are below.
Ten thousand - A number that is ten times greater than one thousand.
All - Everything, all of it.
Very many - A large number of things.
Absolutely - No matter what happens.
Scorpion - A poisonous insect.
方 means "direction, way, side." Details are below.
Direction - Facing, orientation, direction, angle.
Destination - Place to go.
Region - Countryside, area, certain region.
Shape - Square, rectangle, square shape.
Righteousness - Being honest, being proper.
Arrangement - Line up, line up in a row.
Comparison - Compare, contrast.
Method - Means, technique.
Timing - Suitable time.
Squaring - Multiplying the same number, square, square root.
Honorific - Title to call someone.
Responsibility - Person in charge.
Last names that have the same initial of B.
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This is the order of names with many variations of kanji.
Basically, names with more variations are more common and familiar to the Japanese.
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Please note that just because a name has been viewed more times does not mean it is a famous name in Japan.
What is Hiragana?
Hiragana is a syllabary used in written Japanese, which originated from the cursive style of Kanji.
What is Katakana?
Katakana is also a Japanese syllabary. Basically, the characters don't have any meaning by themselves, they only represent the sounds.
Japanese try to express the words came from foreign languages with the most similar sounds in Japanese using Katakana.
The names are sorted by the number of Japanese households where the surname is used.
The more households there are, the more famous and common the surname is.
About this site's data of last names