Meaning and Origin of: Wada

Family name origins & meanings

  • Japanese : ‘harmonious rice paddy’ (an older, formerly more common reading was Nigita, with a meaning similar to that of Yoshida). One powerful daimyō family, descended from the Taira through the Miura family, supported the Minamoto against the Taira in the 12th century. They took their name from the village of Wada in the Miura Peninsula.