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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 Chou, 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
張 means "stretch, extend, expand." Details are below.
頂 means "summit, top, peak." Details are below.
Top/Highest Point - The highest point of something, such as the top of the head.
Receive/Accept - To receive or accept something, such as a gift or food.
Respectful Expression - A polite way of saying to receive, eat, or drink something.
町 means "town, city, street, block." Details are below.
Field - A unit of land divided into furrows or ridges.
Furrow - A shallow trench made in the ground for planting seeds.
Furrow Road - A road lined with furrows.
Town - A local government unit.
Area Unit - A unit of measurement for area.
Distance Unit - A unit of measurement for distance.
調 means "tune, tone, key, pitch, mood, condition." Details are below.
Adjust - To make suitable or appropriate by bringing into harmony or balance.
Arrange - To put into a proper, systematic, or logical form.
Mock - To ridicule or tease in a scornful or contemptuous manner.
Transfer - To move from one place to another.
Collect - To gather together or take in from scattered places or sources.
Tax - A compulsory contribution to state revenue, levied by the government on workers' income and business profits or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions.
Tune - The quality of a sound governed by the rate of vibrations producing it
Investigate - To observe or study by close examination and systematic inquiry.
丁 means "ward, street, counter for houses, shops, etc." Details are below.
Address - Used in Japanese address notation to represent a district or ward.
Even Number - Used in gambling to represent an even number.
A unit of Tofu - Used to count tofu.
A unit of Metal Products - Used to count metal products such as guns.
A unit of Page - Used to count the number of pages in Japanese books.
Order - Used to count dishes or drinks ordered at a restaurant.
Adult Male - A man who has reached adulthood. A hardworking man.
Servant - A man who is employed. A man doing odd jobs, menial labor, or servitude.
Hit - To hit, to fit in, to encounter, to meet.
Fourth - Second of the Ten Celestial Stems. Fourth in rank or order.
Fire - Element of Wood in the Five Elements.
South - South in the eight directions.
朝 means "morning, dawn." Details are below.
Morning - The period of time from when the sun rises until a short while afterwards.
Court - The place where the emperor conducts politics.
Attendance - To be present in the court and be seen by the emperor.
Reign - The period of time when one emperor ruled. Also, the era when a monarch of the same lineage ruled.
徴 means "sign, omen, symptom." Details are below.
Summon - To call or invite someone to come.
Require - To ask for something to be done or given.
Collect - To take something by force.
Mark - A sign or symbol used to indicate something.
Evidence - Something that provides proof or support for a claim.
Omen - A sign or warning of something that is about to happen.
Manifest - To appear or become visible. To make something clear or obvious.
鄭 means "rectify, govern, correct." Details are below.
Politeness - Refers to being courteous and respectful in one's interactions with others.
Ancient Chinese Zhou Dynasty - Refers to the country name during the Zhou Dynasty in ancient China.
帳 means "ledger, account book, notebook." Details are below.
Last names that have the same initial of C.
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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