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Kotani
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  • Hiraganatip:こたに
  • Katakanatip:コタニ
  • Householdstip:aprx. 10,000
  • English transcriptiontip:Kotani

Names and Meanings by Kanji - 15 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 Kotani, kanji choices are listed below, sorted by the households number in Japan.

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小谷- Kotani -

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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 "valley, ravine."

  • Valley - A depression between two mountains.

  • Path - A road or path.

  • Reach a Limit - To reach a point of no return.

  • Nurture - To raise and care for.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 10,000

古谷- Kotani -

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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  • Antiquated - Describes something that is old-fashioned or out of date.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 "valley, ravine."

  • Valley - A depression between two mountains.

  • Path - A road or path.

  • Reach a Limit - To reach a point of no return.

  • Nurture - To raise and care for.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 80

児谷- Kotani -

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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 "valley, ravine."

  • Valley - A depression between two mountains.

  • Path - A road or path.

  • Reach a Limit - To reach a point of no return.

  • Nurture - To raise and care for.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 40

木谷- Kotani -

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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 "valley, ravine."

  • Valley - A depression between two mountains.

  • Path - A road or path.

  • Reach a Limit - To reach a point of no return.

  • Nurture - To raise and care for.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 20

戸谷- Kotani -

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means "door, household, family, counter for houses."

  • Door, Entrance - The entrance or exit of a house or room.

  • House - A house or dwelling.

  • Amount of Alcohol - The amount of alcohol that can be consumed.

  • Name - Used as a name or place name.

means "valley, ravine."

  • Valley - A depression between two mountains.

  • Path - A road or path.

  • Reach a Limit - To reach a point of no return.

  • Nurture - To raise and care for.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 20

粉谷- Kotani -

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means "powder, flour, dust."

  • Powder - Finely ground grains. To grind into a powder. To reduce to powder.

  • White Powder - Applying white powder. White in color.

  • Lime - Decorating or coloring.

  • Decimeter - A unit of length. Ten centimeters.

means "valley, ravine."

  • Valley - A depression between two mountains.

  • Path - A road or path.

  • Reach a Limit - To reach a point of no return.

  • Nurture - To raise and care for.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 20

小渓- Kotani -

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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 "ravine, mountain stream."

  • Valley - A long, narrow depression between mountains or hills, often with a river or stream running through it.

  • Valley Stream - A stream or river that flows through a valley.

  • Valley Gap - A narrow opening or pass between two mountains or hills.

  • Householdstip: under 10

子谷- Kotani -

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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 "valley, ravine."

  • Valley - A depression between two mountains.

  • Path - A road or path.

  • Reach a Limit - To reach a point of no return.

  • Nurture - To raise and care for.

  • Householdstip: under 10

虎谷- Kotani -

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means "tiger, fierce, brave."

means "valley, ravine."

  • Valley - A depression between two mountains.

  • Path - A road or path.

  • Reach a Limit - To reach a point of no return.

  • Nurture - To raise and care for.

  • Householdstip: under 10

固谷- Kotani -

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means "firm, hard, solid."

means "valley, ravine."

  • Valley - A depression between two mountains.

  • Path - A road or path.

  • Reach a Limit - To reach a point of no return.

  • Nurture - To raise and care for.

  • Householdstip: under 10

胡谷- Kotani -

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means "hu, foreign, barbarian."

  • A question word used to express doubt.

  • Longevity, living a long life.

  • Ebisu - An ancient ethnic group living in the north and west of China.

  • Chaotian - Carelessly.

means "valley, ravine."

  • Valley - A depression between two mountains.

  • Path - A road or path.

  • Reach a Limit - To reach a point of no return.

  • Nurture - To raise and care for.

  • Householdstip: under 10

小溪- Kotani -

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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 "valley. a river in a valley. valley."

  • Householdstip: under 10

鼓谷- Kotani -

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means "drum, beat, strike."

  • Drum - A type of percussion instrument.

  • Strike - To hit or beat.

  • Inspire - To motivate or encourage.

means "valley, ravine."

  • Valley - A depression between two mountains.

  • Path - A road or path.

  • Reach a Limit - To reach a point of no return.

  • Nurture - To raise and care for.

  • Householdstip: under 10

故谷- Kotani -

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means "reason, cause, circumstances, deceased, late."

means "valley, ravine."

  • Valley - A depression between two mountains.

  • Path - A road or path.

  • Reach a Limit - To reach a point of no return.

  • Nurture - To raise and care for.

  • Householdstip: under 10

孤渓- Kotani -

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means "solitary, alone, orphaned."

  • Orphan - A child who has lost one or both parents.

  • Alone - One, solitary, or without help.

  • Reject - To turn away from goodwill or expectations.

  • Humility - A phrase used by kings and lords to humble themselves.

means "ravine, mountain stream."

  • Valley - A long, narrow depression between mountains or hills, often with a river or stream running through it.

  • Valley Stream - A stream or river that flows through a valley.

  • Valley Gap - A narrow opening or pass between two mountains or hills.

  • Householdstip: under 10

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