Scripts いっ平, 一兵, 一平, 壱兵, 壱平, 逸平, 市兵, 市平 etc.
Pronounced Pron. eep̚-pe:
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Contributor Contrib.lilolaf on 7/22/2017
From Japanese 一 (i) meaning "one", 壱 (i) meaning "one (in documents)", 逸 (i) meaning "deviate, idleness, leisure, miss the mark, evade, elude, parry, diverge" or 市 (i) meaning "market, city, town" combined with 平 (pei) meaning "even, flat, peace" or 兵 (pei) meaning "soldier, private, troops, army, warfare, strategy, tactics". Other kanji combinations are possible.Famous bearers of this name are Ippei Kaneko, who was a Japanese politician. He served as finance minister of Japan from 1978 to 1979, Ippei Kojima, a former Japanese badminton player who won a record eight Japanese national men's singles titles and some major international titles between the mid-1960s and the mid-1970s, Ippei Kokuryo, a Japanese footballer who plays for Nagano Parceiro and Ippei Watanabe, Japanese swimmer and world record holder in 200 metre breaststroke.