余 means 'surplus' or 'left over' or 'extra'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 658   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-16    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 29    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 133 words   Used in 181 words   Used in 355 names   Component in 26 kanji (6 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   あま to leave over   あま to be left over
Kun    あま   あんま
Name    あまる
⿱  𠆢 () man  ⿻   from   () katakana 'ha'; eight  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 余 is used 8 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 余 is used 163 times, read 2 ways.
ヨ : 135 words FIND ALL
1. surplus; margin; leeway; room; time; allowance; flexibility; scope; rope
2. composure; placidity; complacency; calm
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あま : 28 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to remain; to be left over; to be in excess; to be too many  (see also: 余り)
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An additional あま.る less common words include 余 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 820 (originally: 800)  Joy o' Kanji : 800  Key to Kanji: 1032 

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ヨ   surplus; left over; extra   あま to leave over   あま to be left over   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ウ    from   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
katakana 'ha'; eight
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