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Gender Masculine
Usage Japanese
Scripts 允哉, 允也, 栄也, 雅哉, 雅也, 雅矢, 宜也, 匡哉, 匡弥, 公也, 順也, 将允, 将也, 将矢, 昌哉, 昌寧, 昌八, 昌弥, 真佐哉, 真佐也, 真也, 真矢, 仁也, 征也, 征弥, 政允, 政伸, 政也, 正允, 正伸, 正也, 正矢, 聖也, 聖矢, 壮哉, 大也, 方哉, 方也, 麿瑳也, 万三哉, 理哉, 諒也, 和也, etc.(Japanese Kanji)
Pronounced Pron. MAH-SAH-YAH
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Meaning & History

From Japanese 允 (masa) meaning "license, sincerity, permit", 栄 (masa) meaning "flourish, prosperity, honor, glory, splendor", 雅 (masa) meaning "gracious, elegant, graceful, refined", 宜 (masa) meaning "best regards, good", 匡 (masa) meaning "correct, save, assist", 公 (masa) meaning "public, prince, official, governmental", 順 (masa) meaning "obey, order, turn, right, docility, occasion", 将 (masa) meaning "leader, commander, general, admiral, or, and again, soon, from now on, just about", 昌 (masa) meaning "prosperous, bright, clear", 真 (masa, ma) meaning "true, reality", 仁 (masa) meaning "humanity, virtue, benevolence, charity, man, kernel", 征 (masa) meaning "subjugate, attack the rebellious, collect taxes", 政 (masa) meaning "politics, government", 正 (masa) meaning "correct, justice, righteous", 聖 (masa) meaning "holy, saint, sage, master, priest", 壮 (masa) meaning "robust, manhood, prosperity", 大 (masa) meaning "big, great", 方 (masa) meaning "direction, person, alternative", 麿 (ma) meaning "I, you", 万 (ma) meaning "ten thousand", 理 (masa) meaning "reason, logic", 諒 (masa) meaning "fact, reality, understand, appreciate" or 和 (masa) meaning "harmony, Japanese style, peace, soften, Japan", 佐 (sa) meaning "assistant, help", 瑳 (sa) meaning "polish, brilliant white luster of a gem, artful smile" or 三 (sa) meaning "three" combined with 哉 (ya), an exclamation, 也 (ya) meaning "also", 矢 (ya) meaning "dart, arrow", 弥 (ya) meaning "all the more, increasingly", 寧 (ya) meaning "rather, preferably, peaceful, quiet, tranquility", 八 (ya) meaning "eight", 允 (ya) meaning "license, sincerity, permit" or 伸 (ya) meaning "expand, stretch, extend, lengthen, increase". Other kanji combinations are possible.

Famous bearers are Masaya Kikawada, a Japanese actor, Masaya Kato​, a Japanese actor and seiyū from Nara in the Kansai region, Masaya Matsuura, video game designer and musician based in Tokyo, Japan, Masaya Matsukaze, a Japanese actor, voice actor, and radio personality, Masaya Nishitani​, a former Japanese football player who has recently played for Consadole Sapporo and Masaya Nakamura, the founder of Namco, the third largest video game developing entity in Japan.
Added 5/12/2017 by cutenose
Edited 6/16/2017 by Sofia and cutenose