Female, Japanese, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Ito

Ito (pr. ee-toe) is a Japanese unisex name (though more popular for females than males) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used:

  • ito “thread”
  • ito “string, cord”
  • i “love, affection” + to “metropolis, capital”
  • i “rely, depending on” + to “metropolis, capital”
  • I “before; compared to; by means of; than” + to “ascend, climb up”

There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it’s いと.

Ito is also a Japanese surname written with the kanji 伊藤 (this, that one + wisteria), 伊都 (this, that one +metropolis, capital), 伊東 (this, that one + east), or with the hiragana いとう. It can also be written as Itō or Itou.

Origin: Japanese

Meaning: various depending on the kanji used

Usage: Japanese

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