Kawai Name Meaning

Japanese: variously written, the original meaning is ‘meeting of (two) rivers’. An ancient family by this name is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku. The most usual renderings are found mostly in eastern Japan; families in different localities seem to have their own different ways of writing the name. In Okinawa Island, it is written with characters meaning ‘river well’.

List of People with Surname Kawai

Based on our public records, there are a total of 180 people with the surname Kawai. Among these people surnamed Kawai, there are approximately 76 distinct names, with an average of 2 people who share the same name. Makoto Kawai, Keiko Kawai and David Kawai are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Kawai, with 5, 5 and 4 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that California has the most people surnamed Kawai, with a total of 76 people, and there are a total of 51 distinct names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Kawai, with a total of 14 people and an average of 13 distinct names.