Scripts 祥也, 召夜, 将也, 将弥, 彰也, 彰弥, 昭哉, 昭弥, 正也, 璋也, 翔哉, 翔也, 翔矢, etc.(Japanese Kanji)
Other Forms FormsShoya, Shōya
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Meaning & History
From Japanese 祥 (shou) meaning "auspicious, happiness, blessedness, good omen, good fortune", 召 (shou) meaning "seduce, call, send for, wear, put on, ride in, buy, eat, drink, catch (cold)", 将 (shou) meaning "leader, commander, general, admiral, or, and again, soon, from now on, just about", 彰 (shou) meaning "patent, clear", 昭 (shou) meaning "shining, bright", 正 (shou) meaning "correct, justice, righteous", 璋 (shou) meaning "ceremonial jeweled implement" or 翔 (shou) meaning "soar, fly" combined with 也 (ya) meaning "also", 夜 (ya) meaning "night", 弥 (ya) meaning "all the more, increasingly", 哉 (ya), an exclamation or 矢 (ya) meaning "dart, arrow". Other kanji combinations are possible.A famous bearer was Shoya Tomizawa, a Japanese motorcycle racer.