First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Makoto

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  • A submission from Austria says the name Makoto means "True, genuine, pure, right, gifted" and is of Japanese origin.
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  1. A Japanese female given name
  2. A Japanese male given name

Makoto was also found in the following language(s): Japanese

Notable Persons Named Makoto

Makoto Shinkai is a film director, producer, writer, animator, voice actor, and manga artist. Makoto was given the name Makoto Niitsu on February 9th, 1973 in Koumi, Nagano.


Makoto Hasebe is a soccer player for the Eintracht Frankfurt, Urawa Red Diamonds, VfL Wolfsburg, FC Nürnberg, and Japan national football team. Makoto was born on January 18th, 1984 in Fujieda, Shizuoka, Japan.


Makoto Furukawa is a voice acting and voice actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Makoto was born on September 29th, 1989 in Kumamoto Prefecture.


Makoto was born in 1972.


Ryō Horikawa is a voice acting in japan and voice actor. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to present. Ryō was given the name Makoto Horikawa on February 1st, 1958 in Osaka, Japan.


Makoto Kobayashi is a in the field of particle physics. Makoto was born on April 7th, 1944 in Nagoya.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Makoto

Shishio Makoto is an animanga character.


Saitō Makoto was a Governor-General of Korea and Prime Minister of Japan. They were most active from 1932 to 1934. Their military service ended in 1928. Saitō was born on October 27th, 1858 in Mizusawa, Iwate. They passed away on February 26th, 1936.


Makoto was born on September 26th, 1989 in Kobe. Makoto is also known as Makoto-hime.


Kawabata Makoto is a psychedelic rock musician. He plays Guitar. He was most prominent from 1978 to present.


Koshinaka Makoto is a rock music, pop rock, and folk rock musician. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Koshinaka was born on July 15th, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan.


He holds the title International Master and FIDE titles.


Common last names for Makoto

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Fun Facts about the name Makoto

  • How Popular is the name Makoto? Makoto is the 16,810th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Makoto have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 475 babies born with the first name Makoto in the United States. That's more than enough people named Makoto to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Makoto? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Makoto first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Makoto is Thursday, November 26th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Makoto born? The highest recorded use of the first name Makoto was in 1922 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Makoto Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Makoto ranks 102nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 6 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Makoto: Your name in reverse order is Otokam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amotko. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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