Meaning and Origin of: Sato

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Japanese : Sugar

Family name origins & meanings

  • Japanese (Satō) : with Suzuki, one of the two most common surnames in Japan. The Sato descend from the northernFujiwara through Fujiwara no Hidesato (10th century), who governed Shimotsuke (now Tochigi) prefecture from a place called Sano, hence Sano no Fujiwara or Satō. Another tradition takes the sa from the title Saemon no jō, an office held by a distinguished descendant of Hidesato’s.