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Jeiku 05-29-2018 04:07 AM

"Yoshidome" surname meaning

I was hoping someone could help me with the kanji for the last name "Yoshidome."

I've looked it up and come across 2 frequent answers: 吉留 and 吉止.

Is either one more common for a surname? I've read that 吉留 is also a place name.

And of course, I understand that kanji can have multiple similar (or different!) meanings, so if someone were to choose this surname, is there a specific meaning they'd be trying to convey?

Thank you very much for any help you can offer!

RadioKid 05-29-2018 12:07 PM

See this page.

"YOSHI" can be "佳:KEI;good, beautiful", "吉:KICHI;good luck" or "由:YOSHI;(good) reason".
"DOME" can be "留:RYU;keep staying", "止:SHI;stop” or "畄:tome;???".

As "YOSHI" means something good, "止" would no be used in the surname.

"YOSHIDOME" woul likey be "佳留" or "吉留" and used in FUKUOKA prefecture.

Jeiku 06-06-2018 01:34 AM

Thank you very much!!:)

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