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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 Zenki, 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
善 means "good, virtuous, kind." Details are below.
Fortunate/Prosperous - Having good luck or success.
Respectable/Noble - Having a high status or being honorable.
Admirable/Praiseworthy - Deserving of admiration or respect.
Kind/Considerate - Showing kindness and thoughtfulness.
Harmonious/Friendly - Being in harmony or having a friendly relationship.
木 means "tree, wood." Details are below.
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.
前 means "front, before." Details are below.
Before - Refers to something that is ahead in time or space.
In Advance - Refers to something that is done beforehand.
Past - Refers to something that happened in the past.
Guide - Refers to something that leads or guides.
Allocation - Refers to the amount or portion assigned to someone. For example, three servings of food.
Honorific - Refers to a title of respect used to refer to a noble person.
鬼 means "demon, ogre, evil spirit." Details are below.
Ghost - The soul of a deceased person, a spirit, a supernatural being with immense power and mysterious abilities.
Yokai - A creature from folklore, usually with human form and two horns.
Powerful - Possessing great strength and courage.
Imaginative - A creature of the imagination.
Cruel - Ruthless and merciless.
Huge - Exceptionally large.
全 means "all, whole, entire." Details are below.
All/Everything - Completely without any flaws or defects.
Complete/Whole - All parts are present and intact. Everything is present.
Accomplish/Achieve - To do something without any problems or difficulties and to successfully complete it.
李 means "plum." Details are below.
膳 means "tray, small table for serving food." Details are below.
Offerings - Gifts or offerings given to someone.
Cuisine - Food prepared for a meal.
Treat - A special meal or snack given to someone as a reward or gesture of appreciation.
Serve - To provide food or drinks to someone.
Recommend - To suggest or advise someone to try a particular food or drink.
Eat - To consume food or drink.
Tray - A flat surface used to hold food or dishes.
Meal - A prepared food eaten at a particular time.
Counting Word for Meals - A counting word used to count the number of meals.
Counting Word for Pairs of Chopsticks - A counting word used to count the number of pairs of chopsticks.
亀 means "turtle, tortoise." Details are below.
Turtle - A type of reptile with a shell.
Turtle Shell - The shell of a turtle.
Crack - A break or fissure in something.
Last names that have the same initial of Z.
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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