What is the meaning of the Japanese name Nishio?
The standard kanji for the Japanese surname Nishio is 西尾.
In this version, "Nishi" means west and "O" is
tail or ridge. It has be described to me as
originally referring to a person from western Japan. However, there
have been warlords with the name Nishio who lived in 遠州 Enshu
(present day western part of Shizuoka Prefecture) which is located
in central Japan.
ni can have these meanings
takes after his mother
the number two
shio can have these meanings
ebb and flood
Without knowing what kanji (symbol) is used to give the name its
"spellling" it's very hard to tell the meaning.
It's a lot like knowing the difference between