Hideyoshi
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Given Name HIDEYOSHI
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Japanese
OTHER SCRIPTS: 秀良, 秀吉, etc. (Japanese Kanji)
PRONOUNCED: hee-de-yo-shee   [key]
Meaning & History
From Japanese (hide) meaning "excellent, outstanding" combined with (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable" or (yoshi) meaning "good luck". Other kanji combinations are possible. Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Hideyoshi 秀吉 being his given name) was a 16th-century daimyo who unified Japan and attempted to conquer Korea. He also banned the ownership of weapons by the peasantry, and banished Christian missionaries.