Otani Name Meaning

(Otani): ‘large valley’; mostly found in western Japan. Another pronunciation, Oya, is found in eastern Japan. (Otani): ‘small valley’; this is more usually pronounced Kotani or Koya; all three forms are from western Japan.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Tani, Ota, Otake, Osaki, Tan, Okano, Tano, Ozaki, Tanji, Ogan

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Between 1959 and 2004, Otani life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Otani in 1959 was 60, and 87 in 2004.

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