Nitta Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘new rice paddy’; mostly found in western Japan. The most famous Nitta family took the name from their residence in Kozuke (now Gunma prefecture). They descended from Minamoto no Yoshishige (died 1202), who was also the ancestor of the Tokugawa. One descendant, Nitta Yoshisada (1301–38) was the major opponent of Ashikaga Takauji in the latter’s bid for the Shogunate, in which Takauji was confirmed the year of Yoshisada’s death in battle. At this time there was a schism in the imperial family, with rival emperors ruling from separate courts. Takauji supported each side in turn, as it suited him politically, but Yoshisada is to this day revered as the champion of the southern (considered ‘legitimate’) court. Alternative readings of the surname are Arata (mostly found in the Ryukyu Islands) and Shinden.

List of People with Surname Nitta

Based on our public records, there are a total of 125 people with the surname Nitta. Among these people surnamed Nitta, there are approximately 75 distinct names, with an average of 1 people who share the same name. Steven Nitta, Kevin Nitta and Kiran Nitta are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Nitta, with 4, 4 and 4 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that Hawaii has the most people surnamed Nitta, with a total of 42 people, and there are a total of 33 distinct names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Nitta, with a total of 37 people and an average of 30 distinct names.