Names and Name Meanings
Japanese Language and Culture

Can Otaiyo be used as a Japanese name meaning great sun Please explain Thank you?

Answer

Wiki User
10/05/2008

When referring to the sun, Japanese tend to use the honorifics:

1.  お天道様 (おてんとうさま) o・te・n・to・u・sa・ma

2.  お日様 (おひさま) o・hi・sa・ma

it is rather uncommon to hear "Otaiyou" but, as you are using is as a name.. it may work?