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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 Tou, 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
唐 means "tang dynasty, china." Details are below.
Ancient Chinese Dynasty - Refers to an ancient Chinese dynasty.
Wide/Large - Used to describe something that is wide or large.
China - Refers to the country of China.
Foreign - Refers to something from outside of one's own country.
Empty/Void - Used to describe something that is empty or void.
Grandiose/Exaggerated Speech - Used to describe grandiose or exaggerated speech.
Wrapping/Covering - Used to describe something that is wrapped or covered.
Embankment/Mound - Used to describe an embankment or mound.
Suddenly - Used to describe something that happens suddenly.
党 means "party, faction, clique." Details are below.
Group of comrades/Friends/Allies - A group of people who are united in a common cause or purpose.
Village - A group of people living in the same area or village.
Concealment - Working together to hide a wrongdoing.
董 means "dong, director, head of a department or organization." Details are below.
To Correct - To make sure something is accurate or correct.
To Supervise - To oversee and direct the work of others.
To Monitor - To keep watch over something or someone.
Lotus Root - A root vegetable that is a part of the lotus plant.
Ancient Tool - An old tool or instrument used for a specific purpose.
Antique - An old object or piece of furniture that is valuable because of its age or rarity.
登 means "climb, ascend, register, login." Details are below.
Ascend - To go up, to climb to a higher place.
Accomplish - To achieve, to complete.
Immediately - To do something right away, to stand in the present.
Ripen - To mature, for grains to become ripe.
糖 means "sugar, sweets, glucose." Details are below.
陶 means "pottery, ceramics." Details are below.
To make pottery - To create pottery or ceramics.
To guide - To lead, teach, or educate.
To be joyful - To be happy, to enjoy oneself, or to feel content.
To be sorrowful - To be sad, to feel blocked, or to be burdened.
To be relaxed - To be at ease, to enjoy peace and harmony.
棟 means "ridgepole, building, counter for houses, etc." Details are below.
Roof peak - The highest part of a roof.
Lumber - Wood used for building a house.
Head - A leader or important person.
Star name - An alternate name for the constellation of Taurus.
Counting word for houses - A word used to count houses.
当 means "this, present, current, hit, appropriate, suitable." Details are below.
To hit or strike - To be accurate or exact
To oppose or be hostile to.
To take on or assume a responsibility or duty.
To be appropriate or suitable for a given situation.
To express the meaning of “exactly” or “it is necessary to do”.
To be just right or suitable - To conform or agree.
To put in quality - A quality product.
The time or place.
統 means "unity, unification, consolidation." Details are below.
Line/Connection - A line or connection between two points.
Regulation/Norm - A regulation or norm that is followed.
塔 means "tower, pagoda." Details are below.
Tall and slender building - A tall and slender building, usually with a pointed or pyramidal top. It is derived from the Sanskrit word "卒塔婆(sotoba)" and is used to house Buddhist relics.
Memorial tower - A memorial tower or monument, often built to commemorate a person or event.
Last names that have the same initial of T.
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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