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Kobayashi
Click to speech こばやしShare this page

  • Hiraganatip:こばやし
  • Katakanatip:コバヤシ
  • Householdstip:aprx. 200,000
  • English transcriptiontip:Kobayashi, Kobayasi

Names and Meanings by Kanji - 9 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 Kobayashi, kanji choices are listed below, sorted by the households number in Japan.

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小林- Kobayashi -

Share小林 - Kobayashi -

means "small, little, tiny."

  • Small - Refers to something that is of a small size or amount.

  • Insignificant - Refers to something that is not important or of little value.

  • Young - Refers to someone who is young in age.

  • Humble - Refers to someone who speaks of themselves in a humble manner.

  • Prefix - Used as a prefix to modify the meaning of a word or phrase.

means "woods, forest."

  • Forest - A place where trees and bamboo grow in abundance.

  • Abundance - A large number or quantity.

  • Prosperity - A state of being successful and thriving.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 200,000

古林- Kobayashi -

Share古林 - Kobayashi -

means "old, ancient, antique."

  • Old - Describes something that is from the past or has been around for a long time.

  • Ancient - Describes something that is very old or from a distant past.

  • Antiquated - Describes something that is old-fashioned or out of date.

  • Former - Describes something that was once in use but is no longer.

means "woods, forest."

  • Forest - A place where trees and bamboo grow in abundance.

  • Abundance - A large number or quantity.

  • Prosperity - A state of being successful and thriving.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 2,000

小橋- Kobayashi -

Share小橋 - Kobayashi -

means "small, little, tiny."

  • Small - Refers to something that is of a small size or amount.

  • Insignificant - Refers to something that is not important or of little value.

  • Young - Refers to someone who is young in age.

  • Humble - Refers to someone who speaks of themselves in a humble manner.

  • Prefix - Used as a prefix to modify the meaning of a word or phrase.

means "bridge, span, arch."

  • A structure that spans a river, valley, or other body of water, typically made of stone, wood, or metal.

  • To span or cross over something.

  • To support or hold up something.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 100

児林- Kobayashi -

Share児林 - Kobayashi -

means "child, young of animals."

  • Child - A young child or infant. Used to count the number of children a person has. E.g. 3児の母 (Mother of 3 children).

  • Young man - A young adult male.

  • Self-reference - A word used by a child to refer to themselves when speaking to their parents.

means "woods, forest."

  • Forest - A place where trees and bamboo grow in abundance.

  • Abundance - A large number or quantity.

  • Prosperity - A state of being successful and thriving.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 80

光林- Kobayashi -

Share光林 - Kobayashi -

means "light, radiance."

  • Light - Brightness, illumination, to shine, to sparkle.

  • Honor - Fame, reputation, glory.

  • Scene - Appearance, state.

  • Blessing - Benefit, grace.

  • Time - Moment, date.

  • Respect - Showing respect for another's actions. e.g. 光臨(visit)

means "woods, forest."

  • Forest - A place where trees and bamboo grow in abundance.

  • Abundance - A large number or quantity.

  • Prosperity - A state of being successful and thriving.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 50

子林- Kobayashi -

Share子林 - Kobayashi -

means "child, offspring, young, junior, small thing."

  • Child - A child born from parents.

  • Female Name - Used as a female name.

  • Boy - For usage with "子" for boys and "女" for girls.

  • Respectful Address - A respectful address for teachers, masters, and people of knowledge and status.

  • Thinker - A person knowledgeable in scholarship and philosophy, as well as their writings and thoughts.

  • Seed - A fruit or a biological egg.

  • Small Thing - A small or fine thing.

  • Rank - The fourth rank of the five-rank peerage system (公・侯・伯・子・男).

  • Direction - The first of the twelve directions, representing the north.

  • Time - The twelfth hour of the night, and the two hours before and after it.

  • Rat - The first of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac.

means "woods, forest."

  • Forest - A place where trees and bamboo grow in abundance.

  • Abundance - A large number or quantity.

  • Prosperity - A state of being successful and thriving.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 40

小早志- Kobayashi -

Share小早志 - Kobayashi -

means "small, little, tiny."

  • Small - Refers to something that is of a small size or amount.

  • Insignificant - Refers to something that is not important or of little value.

  • Young - Refers to someone who is young in age.

  • Humble - Refers to someone who speaks of themselves in a humble manner.

  • Prefix - Used as a prefix to modify the meaning of a word or phrase.

means "early, fast."

  • Quickly - Acting or happening quickly, early in the morning, or immediately.

  • Young - Representing youth or being young in age.

  • Hasten - To make something happen sooner or faster.

means "aspiration, ambition, goal."

  • Aspiration - To direct one's heart towards a certain goal or objective.

  • Resolution - A goal or objective determined in one's heart.

  • Record - To remember or recall.

  • Document - To record or document.

  • Writings - A record written down. A book.

  • Shima - An abbreviation of Shima.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 20

木林- Kobayashi -

Share木林 - Kobayashi -

means "tree, wood."

  • Tree - A large plant with a trunk and branches, typically providing shade and shelter.

  • Lumber - Wood that has been cut into boards or other shapes for use in construction.

  • Material - Wood used as a material for making things.

  • Element - One of the five elements in Chinese philosophy, representing the east and the color blue.

  • Plain - Unadorned and without decoration.

  • Numb - Losing sensation or feeling.

  • Musical Instrument - An instrument made of wood, one of the eight tones (gold, stone, thread, bamboo, gourd, earth, leather, and wood).

  • Thursday - One of the seven days of the week.

means "woods, forest."

  • Forest - A place where trees and bamboo grow in abundance.

  • Abundance - A large number or quantity.

  • Prosperity - A state of being successful and thriving.

  • Householdstip: under 10

湖林- Kobayashi -

Share湖林 - Kobayashi -

means "lake."

  • Lake - A large body of water surrounded by land, usually fresh water.

  • Dongting Lake - A large lake in China, located in the middle of the Yangtze River basin.

means "woods, forest."

  • Forest - A place where trees and bamboo grow in abundance.

  • Abundance - A large number or quantity.

  • Prosperity - A state of being successful and thriving.

  • Householdstip: under 10

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