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Gender Masculine
Usage Japanese
Scripts 左衛門(Japanese Kanji) 左エ門, 左ヱ門(Kanji/Katakana) さえもん(Japanese Hiragana) サエモン(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. SA-EH-MON  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsSawemon (左ヱ門)

Meaning & History

Derived from 左衛門府 (Saemonfu), referring to a governmental department responsible for guarding, opening and closing the left gate to the royal palace. The name was classified as a hyakkanna (百官名), a court rank-style name that samurai used to announce oneself and give himself authority.
Added 10/15/2019 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C