[Top 5] Very popular Family name in Japan / In 5 minutes to understand Top 5 Japanese family name

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Basic Knowledge about Japanese Family name

All of Japanese have a family name. It’s said that more than 290,000 types of family name in sound basis and 130,000 with letter basis (Japanese utilizes Kanji letter which has multiple readings).

Although there are enormous numbers of family name, most of them are very rare. It’s said that top 5,000 names covers 80% of population.

SATO / approx 1,900,000

SATO is the most popular family name in Japan. There are more than 1.9 millions of SATO-san in our country. SATO generally consist of two Kanji characters. ‘Sa’ means ‘support’ and ‘To’ does ‘Wisteria’.

Celebrity with name ‘SATO’

  • SATO Eisaku / 61-63th Prime Minister
  • SATO Koichi / Actor
  • SATO Hisato / Football player
  • SATO Shiori / Fashion model
  • SATO Takeru / Actor
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Everybody has friends whose name is SATO !

SUZUKI / approx 1,800,000

SUZUKI is the 2nd popular family name in Japan. There are approximately 1.8 millions of SUZUKI-san in our country. SUZUKI generally consist of two Kanji. ‘Suzu’ means ‘Bell’ and ‘Ki’ does ‘Tree’.

Celebrity with name ‘SUZUKI’

  • SUZUKI Zenko / 70th Prime Minister
  • SUZUKI Osamu / President of SUZUKI motor
  • ICHIRO / Baseball player, real name SUZUKI Ichiro
  • SUZUKI Daichi / Gold Medalist, swimming
  • SUZUKI Q-taro / Comedian
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SATO & SUZUKI is very popular family name in Japan !

TAKAHASHI / approx 1,400,000

TAKAHASHI is the 3rd popular family name in Japan. There are approximately 1.4 millions of TAKAHASHI-san in our country. TAKAHASHI generally consist of two Kanji. ‘Taka’ means ‘High’ and ‘Hashi’ does ‘Bridge’.

Celebrity with name ‘TAKAHASHI’

  • TAKAHASHI Korekiyo/ 20th Prime Minister
  • TAKAHASHI Hideki / Actor
  • TAKAHASHI MEIJIN / Pioneer of Professional Game Player
  • TAKAHASHI Naoko / Gold Medalist, Women’s Malathion
  • TAKAHASHI Rumiko / Manga Artist
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TAKAHASHI’s notebook is very famous in Japan !

TANAKA / approx 1,300,000

TANAKA is the 4th popular family name in Japan. There are approximately 1.3 millions of TANAKA-san in our country. TANAKA generally consist of two Kanji. ‘Ta’ means ‘Rice Field’ and ‘Naka’ does ‘Central’.

Celebrity with name ‘TANAKA’

  • TANAKA Kakuei / 64-65th Prime Minister
  • TANAKA Masahiro / Baseball Player
  • TANAKA Marcus Tulio / Football Player
  • TANAKA Minami / Freelance Announcer
  • TANAKA Shozo / Politician
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TANAKA consists of very simple Kanji letters !

ITO / approx 1,080,000

ITO is the 5th popular family name in Japan. There are approximately 1.1 millions of ITO-san in our country. ITO generally consist of two Kanji. ‘I’ is prefix to strength meaning go following word, and ’To’ means ‘Wisteria’.

Celebrity with name ‘ITO’

  • ITO Hirobumi / First Prime Minister
  • Terry ITO / TV Producer
  • ITO Asako / Comedienne
  • ITO Hideaki / Actor
  • ITO Sairi / Actress
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Founder of retailer, ITO Yokado is Mr. Ito !

Summary

In the end, I would like to summarize the points of this article.

TOP 5 Family name in Japan

  • SATO
  • SUZUKI
  • TANAKA
  • TAKAHASHI
  • ITO

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Postscript

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There are so many family names in Japan. You might have a friend who has above mentioned family name. If you have a chance to see news about Japanese, please pay attention to the family name of the person in the news. You will get knowledge of Japanese.

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