Japanese surname
"mid-field, middle of the wilderness"

Nakano Origin and Meaning

The name Nakano is a girl's name meaning "mid-field, middle of the wilderness".

Actor Wilmer Valderrama and Amanda Pacheco adapted this Japanese surname for their daughter Nakano Oceana, born in 2021. The couple was inspired by female samurai Nakano Takeko (Nakano being her surname), who led a group of women warriors that fought on the front lines against samurai rules.