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Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage Japanese
Scripts 八雲, 弥雲, 矢雲, 耶雲(Japanese Kanji) やくも(Japanese Hiragana) ヤクモ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. YAH-KUU-MO, YAHK-MO  [key]

Meaning & History

This name combines 八 (hachi, ya, ya'.tsu, ya.tsu, you) meaning "eight", 弥 (bi, mi, amaneshi, iya, iyoiyo, tooi, hisashi, hisa.shii, ya, meaning "all the more, increasingly", 矢 (shi, ya) meaning "arrow, dart" or 耶 (ja, ya, ka) meaning "question mark" with 雲 (un, kumo, -gumo) meaning "cloud."
The first combination can be used for both genders.

One bearer of this name was Yakumo Koizumi (小泉 八雲) (or Koizumi Yakumo if surname is used first), the Japanese name of writer Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), who is best known for his books about Japan.

Yakumo is also used as a surname.
Added 3/16/2015 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 3/8/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou