孝 / Japanese Kanji Meanings & Readings

What does 孝 mean?

A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.

How to read 孝?

Kunyomi...

Onyomi... コウ/ko,キョウ/kyo

jinmeikun... atsu, atsushi, taka, takashi, nari, nori, michi, moto, yuki, yoshi,

* There are two typical ways of reading kanji, kun-yomi and on-yomi. In addition, there is a reading system called "jinmei kun" which is used only for names.

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孝 / related names

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Name:
kotaro
Katakana:
コウタロウ

Kanji:
孝太朗
Meaning:
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
  • Abundantly large. Large in circumference. Thick. Flabby. Very. A word used to refer to a person of high rank or status.
  • Cheerful. Explicit. A bright, cheerful personality. A beautiful, unclouded appearance. Honest. Clear-hearted. A clear voice.
Name:
koshi
Katakana:
コウシ

Kanji:
孝至
Meaning:
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
  • Reach. There's nothing better. The day on which the sun reached the pole.
Name:
koshiro
Katakana:
コウシロウ

Kanji:
孝志朗
Meaning:
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
  • Aspiration. To aim to be. Where the mind aims. Compassion. Sign. To remember. To record. A gift for thanks or appreciation.
  • Cheerful. Explicit. A bright, cheerful personality. A beautiful, unclouded appearance. Honest. Clear-hearted. A clear voice.
Name:
yoshitaka
Katakana:
ヨシタカ

Kanji:
仁孝
Meaning:
  • Compassion. Kindness. People. A word used with respect to a person. The heart of a person. Humanity. A person who has virtue.
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
Name:
kosuke
Katakana:
コウスケ

Kanji:
孝丞
Meaning:
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
  • Help. To assist.
Name:
koki
Katakana:
コウキ

Kanji:
孝記
Meaning:
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
  • To write down. A document that describes a matter. To keep in mind.
Name:
takaya
Katakana:
タカヤ

Kanji:
孝弥
Meaning:
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
  • It's been a long time. Distant. Extensive, pervasive. Passing time. Big. To mend. To sew. To put away. To stop. To finish. Finally. More and more. Further.
Name:
shiko
Katakana:
シコウ

Kanji:
至孝
Meaning:
  • Reach. There's nothing better. The day on which the sun reached the pole.
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
Name:
kosuke
Katakana:
コウスケ

Kanji:
孝輔
Meaning:
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
  • To help. Give strength.
Name:
takahiro
Katakana:
タカヒロ

Kanji:
孝啓
Meaning:
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
  • To enlighten. To teach and guide. To admonish. To make understand. To open. To open up. To start things. To make things happen. To be the first to lead. To dispatch people ahead of time. To spearhead an army. To tell. To offer up. To depart. To go out with a person of high rank.
Name:
takahiro
Katakana:
タカヒロ

Kanji:
孝優
Meaning:
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
  • Gentle. Soothing. Caring. Soothing. Relaxed. Elegant, beautiful. Superior to others. Excellent. Rich. Abundant. Generous.
Name:
yoshitaka
Katakana:
ヨシタカ

Kanji:
芳孝
Meaning:
  • Fragrant. Smells good. Good reputation.
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
Name:
takaya
Katakana:
タカヤ

Kanji:
孝也
Meaning:
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
  • Affirmation. Words for exclamations, questions, and antonyms.
Name:
koki
Katakana:
コウキ

Kanji:
孝希
Meaning:
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
  • Rare. To be few in number, precious. To desire. To seek. To wish for. Faint. Sparse. thin.
Name:
naotaka
Katakana:
ナオタカ

Kanji:
直孝
Meaning:
  • Correct. Honest. Straight-hearted. fix. Direct.
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
Name:
koya
Katakana:
コウヤ

Kanji:
孝弥
Meaning:
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
  • It's been a long time. Distant. Extensive, pervasive. Passing time. Big. To mend. To sew. To put away. To stop. To finish. Finally. More and more. Further.
Name:
harutaka
Katakana:
ハルタカ

Kanji:
晴孝
Meaning:
  • Sunny. A blue sky with no clouds in the sky. Rain or snow will stop. To be free of worries and anxieties.
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
Name:
konosuke
Katakana:
コウノスケ

Kanji:
孝之助
Meaning:
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
  • Go. A word that refers to a person, thing, or thing. A word denoting a subject or modification.
  • Help. To lend help. To get out of a dangerous situation. To save.
Name:
atsuko
Katakana:
アツコ

Kanji:
孝子
Meaning:
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
  • Children
Name:
koki
Katakana:
コウキ

Kanji:
孝橘
Meaning:
  • A child who serves his or her parents well. Cherish your parents. To take good care of one's ancestors. A person who has inherited ideas, goals, etc. from parents or ancestors.
  • Tachibana mandarin (a kind of fruit tree). A small evergreen tree of the mandarin family, Tangerines. One of the citrus fruits. One of the family crests.

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