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Kobayashi (小林 "small forest") is the 9th most common Japanese surname.[citation needed] It may refer to:

Arts and entertainment[edit]



  • Ann Kobayashi (born 1937), a member of the Honolulu City Council



  • Kaoru Kobayashi (born 1968), convicted of the murder of a seven year old first-grade student

In fiction[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Kobayashi, Miyazaki, city in Japan
  • Kobayashi Maru, a fictional training exercise in the Star Trek franchise, named after a space ship
  • Kobayashi, a planet in the Yakawa system of Mass Effect 2
  • Kobayashi, a jazz-meets-funk-meets-hip hop-meets-electronica band from Montreal.

See also[edit]