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Hosokawa
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  • Hiraganatip:ほそかわ
  • Katakanatip:ホソカワ
  • Householdstip:aprx. 20,000
  • English transcriptiontip:Hosokawa

Names and Meanings by Kanji - 3 variations

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 Hosokawa, kanji choices are listed below, sorted by the households number in Japan.

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細川- Hosokawa -

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means "thin, slender, fine, delicate, narrow."

means "river, stream, brook."

  • River - A natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another river.

  • Stream - A small, narrow river or a body of flowing water.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 20,000

細河- Hosokawa -

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means "thin, slender, fine, delicate, narrow."

means "river, stream, watercourse."

  • River - A large river, such as the Yellow River in China.

  • Milky Way - The celestial river in the night sky.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 20

保曽川- Hosokawa -

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means "preserve, protect, guarantee."

  • Protect - To maintain a certain state or condition.

  • Ensure - To make sure something is safe and secure.

  • Nurture - To care for and raise.

  • Shelter - To provide assistance and protection.

  • Undertake - To take on responsibility.

  • Caretaker - Someone who looks after and takes care of something.

  • Guardian - Someone who looks after and protects someone or something.

  • Employee - Someone who is hired to do a job.

means "ancestor, formerly, once, before, ever."

  • Formerly - Used to describe something that happened in the past.

  • Multiple layers - Describes something that is layered or has multiple layers.

  • Increase - Used to describe something that is increasing or growing.

  • In other words - Used to express the meaning of "on the other hand", "what", "really", etc.

means "river, stream, brook."

  • River - A natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another river.

  • Stream - A small, narrow river or a body of flowing water.

  • Householdstip: under 10

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