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Gender Masculine
Usage Japanese
Scripts 右衛門(Japanese Kanji) 右エ門, 右ヱ門(Kanji/Katakana) うえもん(Japanese Hiragana) ウエモン(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. OO-EH-MON  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsUwemon (右ヱ門)

Meaning & History

Derived from 右衛門府 (Uemonfu), referring to a governmental department responsible for guarding, opening and closing the right 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 10/22/2016 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou