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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 Ri, 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
里 means "village, hometown, birthplace." Details are below.
Village - A rural area or countryside.
Mansion - A large house or building.
Home - A place of residence.
Family Home - The home of a wife or retainer.
Ancient Japanese Administrative Unit - A unit of administrative division in ancient Japan.
Reside - To live in a particular place.
Foster Home - A home where a child is taken care of.
Unit of Distance - A unit of measurement for distance.
呂 means "bath, spine, road." Details are below.
Musical Pitch - Refers to the current octave divided into twelve parts, called "Twelve Tones(12律)", and the six-step lower tones are called "六呂", and the six-step upper tones are called "六律".
Country Name - Refers to the name of the country in the Zhou Dynasty.
Copper Lump - Refers to a lump of copper.
Backbone - Refers to the spine.
季 means "season, period, time." Details are below.
Season - Each of the four seasons (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) is divided into three months.
End of a season - The last month of each of the four seasons.
End of an era - The end of a period of time.
Youngest sibling - The youngest of a group of siblings, usually referred to as "伯・仲・叔・季" in order of age.
Last names that have the same initial of R.
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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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The names are sorted by the number of times they have been viewed on this site. This ranking is based on the behavior of users around the world, including Japan, so it does not mean that the names are commonly viewed by Japanese people only.
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