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Old 2007-02-20, 16:57   Link #161
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I've got a few

Kurenai: Deep Red, Her eyes no doubt

Hinata: Sunny Place, Let the sun shine

Konohamaru: Leaf + Male suffix, he has explained it himself.

BTW Tsunade: Mooring Rope, WTF does that mean

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well Tsunade is hokageshe is keeping the village from splaitting in two hence mooring rope and if you don't konw what mooring rope means it is used to keep ships from floating away wait i tick why to i know all this ahh
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Old 2007-02-21, 13:25   Link #162
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you have to break down the name into parts to make it work sometimes

Tsu=steal
Na=indicates emotion or emphasis
de=Rising(of the sun or moon)
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Old 2007-02-22, 22:49   Link #163
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Name relations

It's also interesting to see how the names play out in relation to each other.

Ino-Shika-Chou is the winning hand in Hafuda. It is why the team is designed to have such great teamwork.

Of the Hyuuga clan, Neji is the only one who's name doesn't begin with a H. Hinata is the only one whose name doesn't end in an I. That separates them from the rest of the clan and relates the to the clan at the same time.

Sasuke and Itachi are a great example of characters. Sasuke is named after a legendary Japanese warrior. Itachi means weasel. The heroics of Sarutobi Sasuke are self imposed on Uchiha Sasuke. Itachi's name sake has to do with his nature. I wonder if there is any legends involving Sarutobi Sasuke and a weasel.

Kiba means fang and akamaru means red. Kiba's mom is Tsume, meaning talon and her ninken is kuromaru, meaning black. Kiba's sister is Hana, meaning nose, and her ninken are Haimaru Sankyodai, the grey triplets.

Aburame Shino bears a close resemblance to the Japanese word for cockroach, aburamushi

The legendary three have names taken from a classic kabuki. I haven't figured out any relationship between Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke though.
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Old 2007-02-24, 12:06   Link #164
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The legendary three have names taken from a classic kabuki. I haven't figured out any relationship between Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke though.
read my new thread about the legend of the tailed beasts, you'll understand.
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Old 2007-02-24, 21:39   Link #165
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Kiba doesn't mean horse, it means fang.
It means both.
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Old 2007-07-28, 07:21   Link #166
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Symbolic Names in Naruto *possible spoilers*

When authors name their characters, they don't simply pull out random names from a hat. There has to be some sort of significance. While there are other names that definately have symbolism involved, I'm afraid at this moment I only have enough energy to write about one of Kishimoto's characters. I thought Sasuke's older brother Itachi was an interesting choice of name.

Why would he name Sasuke's older brother Itachi of all things? Itachi means "weasel." Many specific characteristics accompany the word weasel. For example, traits like ambiguity, cunningness, and deceitfulness come to mind. When a person evades an obligation, they will also be called a "weasel." Not only that, on Wikipedia it states that "weasels are considered bad luck in Japan."

From what we've seen so far, Itachi can most definately be identified as a weasel. His persona is so mysterious and his motives are never really truly revealed. Although Itachi is presented as an antagonist, could that really be the case?

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Old 2007-07-28, 18:10   Link #167
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I've found out what a few of the names mean...

Kakashi - Scarecrow
Iruka - Dolphin
Sakura - Cherry Blossom

It was either Ino or Shikamaru which transtalted to field. Correct me if Im wrong.
Kakashi Hatake - Scarecrow field (or possibly Dry Field)
Sakura Haruno: Cherry Blossoms of Spring.
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Old 2008-11-09, 05:07   Link #168
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Naruto name list

Heres a huge list of Naruto name meaning I tryed not to repeat any already said sorry if I did. If theres one you want to know thats on on here please let me know.


Aburame Shibi
Name Meaning: Aburame="Oil Woman"; Shibi=A type of tile, also a location

Aburame Shino
Name Meaning: Aburame="Oil Woman"; Shino=Potentially meant to be same kanji as in "shinobi"

Akadou Yoroi
Name Meaning: Akadou="Red Body"; Yoroi="Armor"

Akahoshi
Name Meaning: Aka in kanji can mean "light" or "red"; Hoshi="Star"

Akimichi Chouji
Name Meaning: Akimichi="Autumn Road"; Chou="Butterfly" ji=can mean child or love

Akimichi Chouza
Name Meaning: Akimichi="Autumn Road"; Chou=Butterfly za=can mean sitting down or seat

Ayame
Name Meaning: Ayame=An iris flower, a pattern and a name

Baki
Name Meaning: Similar to "bakki" meaning aeration

Chiyo
Name Meaning: "Thousand Years" or "Forever"

Dan
Name Meaning: A name, failure, group, steps, platform

Danzou
Name Meaning: Dan=Group, steps zou=Storehouse, hide, possess

Deidara
Name Meaning: Potentially based on Japanese myth, Dei=Mud

Dosu • Kinuta
Name Meaning: Dosu=Yakuza sword; Kinuta=A wooden block for beating cloth, also a location

Ebisu
Name Meaning: "Barbarian" or "The God of Wealth"

Ebizou
Name Meaning: Ebi=Shrimp zou=Elephant

Enma Enkouou
name Meaning: Ruler of Hades

Fuuma Sasame
Name Meaning: Fuuma=Wind Abrasion; Sasame=A name, "same" means rain

Gaara
meaning of the name Gaara is: A name made up of three Kanji characters. Ga meaning "me," ai meaning "love," and ra meaning "demon."

Gat๔
Name Meaning: French for cake

Gekkou Hayate
Name Meaning: Gekkou=Moonlight; Hayate=As kanji means squall or gale

Hagane Kotetsu
Name meaning: Hagane="Steel" Kotetsu=A name, tetsu="iron"


Haku
Name meaning: "White"

Hidan
Name Meaning: Hi=fly, skip pages, scatter or Shougi Rook, dan=grade, steps or stairs

Shodai Hokage
Name meaning: First Fire Shadow

Nidaime Hokage
Name means: Second FireShadow

Sandaime Hokage
Name meaning: Third FireShadow

Yondaime Hokage
Name meaning: Fourth FireShadow

Hoshigaki Kisame
Name meaning: Hoshigaki=Dried persimmon, Kisame=Ogre/Demon Shark

Hyuuga Hanabi
Name meaning: Hyuuga=Towards the sun, Hanabi=Fireworks

Hyuuga Hiashi
Name meaning: Hyuuga=Towards the sun, Hiashi=Daytime or spreading of a fire

Hyuuga Hizashi
Name meaning: Hyuuga=Towards the sun, Hizashi=Sunlight or rays of the sun

Hyuuga Neji
Name meaning: Hyuuga=Towards the sun, Neji="Screw"

Inari
Name Meaning: A fox deity, also a flavored boiled rice

Inuzuka Hana
Name Meaning: Inu=Dog zuka=A small hill, Hana=Flower, nose or end

Inuzuka Kiba
Name Meaning: Inu=Dog zuka=A small hill, Kiba="Fang"

Inuzuka Tsume
Name Meaning: Inu=Dog zuka=A small hill, Tsume="Claw" or "Talon", also a name

Jiraiya
Name Meaning: "Young thunder", A lead character in Japanese folk tale, married to "Tsunade"

Jiroubou
Name Meaning: Next or second son, bou=can mean priest

Kaguya Kimimaro
Name Meaning: Kaguya=Furniture Store, A name; Kimi=you, governing person maro=You, one with thin eyebrows, ma=Hemp, ro=Spine

Kankuro
Name Meaning: Kaku=Angle or Shogi bishop zu=Metropolis or capital

Kamizuki Izumo
Name Meaning: Kami=God or soul zuki=Month or moon; Izumo=A name zumo=Can mean cloud

Kidoumaru
Name Meaning: A famous kabuki player, kurou=crow

Karin
Name Meaning: Ka=incense, smell, perfume rin=phosphorus

Karura
Name Meaning: A man-bird deity in Hindu-Buddhist myth

Katsuyu
Name Meaning: A slippery oil

Daimyou Kazahana Dotou
Name Meaning: Kazahana=Snowflake; Dotou=Surging waves

Kazahana Koyuki
Name Meaning: Kazahana=Snowflake; Koyuki=A light or powdered snow

Kidoumaru
Name Meaning: Kidou=A name; ki=Ghost or devil dou=Child maru=Boys name

Kin • Tsuchi
Name Meaning: Kin=As kanji can mean Koto (A musical instrument); Tsuchi=Soil or hammer

Konan
Name Meaning: Ko=Little nan=South

Konohamaru
Name Meaning: Konoha=Tree leaves maru=Boys name

Kyuubi no Youko
Name Meaning: Kyuubi=Nine Tail; Youko=A bewitching fox

Maito • Gai
Name Meaning: Might Guy

Matsuri
Name Meaning: Tangle

Mitarashi Anko
Name Meaning: Mitarashi=A type of sweet rice cake; Anko=Red bean paste

Moegi
Name Meaning: Sprouts

Momochi Zabuza
Name Meaning: Momo=Peach tree chi=earth, Za=again bu=never za=kill

Morino Ibiki
Name Meaning: "Forest Snoring"

Namiashi Raidou
Name Meaning: Namiashi=Slow march

Nara Shikaku
Name Meaning: Nara (Prefecture), Shika=Deer, 'Shikaku' also means Assassin

Nara Shikamaru
Name Meaning: Nara (Prefecture), Shika=Deer, Maru=Boys name

Oboro
Name Meaning: "Hazy"

Orochimaru
Name Meaning: Orochimaru=Villain in mythical Jiraiya tale, Orochi=Large Serpent, Maru=Male Name

Rin
Name Meaning: Companion, phosphorus, cold, a name

Sai
Name Meaning: As kanji can mean: Extreme, genius, planting, loan, rhinoceros, companion, a weapon, son, navel, smash, fine

Sakon
Name Meaning: Sa=Left [A 'sakon' was a right-hand man position in the shogunate]

Sarutobi Asuma
Name Meaning: Sarutobi=Flying Monkey [Also a legendary ninja]; Asuma=A name

Sasori
Name Meaning: Scorpion

Shibuki
Name Meaning: Splash

Shiranui Genma
Name Meaning: Shiranui=Lights on the Sea; Genma=Magical Illusion

Shizune
Name Meaning: A name

Shigure
Name Meaning: A type of shower in early winter

Tayuya
Name Meaning: A name, Ta=A reason, Yu=Frequent, Ya=To be classical

Temari
Name Meaning: A traditional Japanese handball game, A name

TenTen
Name Meaning: Moving about, spot

Teuchi
Name Meaning: Reconciliation, killing with bare hands or making noodles by hand

Tobi
Name Meaning: A name, construction worker, a type of bird

Tsunade
Name Meaning: A mooring rope, Wife of Jiraiya in mythical tale

Uchiha Fugaku
Name Meaning: Uchiha=wa/ha character switch to make "fan"; Fugaku=Unlearned

Uchiha Inabi
Name Meaning: Uchiha=wa/ha character switch to make "fan"; Inabi=Possibly short for Inabikari or "flash of lightning"

Uchiha Itachi
Name Meaning: Uchiha=wa/ha character switch to make "fan"; Itachi=Weasel

Uchiha Madara
Name Meaning: Uchiha=wa/ha character switch to make "fan"; Madara=Spot, blemish, speck, patches

Uchiha Mikoto
Name Meaning: Uchiha=wa/ha character switch to make "fan"; Mikoto= Words of a ruler, lord, also a name

Uchiha Obito
Name Meaning: Uchiha=wa/ha character switch to make "fan"; Obito= Neck, also a name

Uchiha Sasuke
Name Meaning: Uchiha=wa/ha character switch to make "fan"; Sasuke= Name of legendary ninja

Udon
Name Meaning: Japanese noodles

Ukon
Name Meaning: U="Right" Kon="Near", Ukon=Akin to "Sakon" aka right hand man

Umino Iruka
Name Meaning: Umino=Ocean; Iruka=Dolphin

Yakushi Kabuto
Name Meaning: Yakushi=Short for Buddhist Healing God, Kabuto="Helmet"

Yamanaka Ino
Name Meaning: Yamanaka=Among the Mountains, Ino= Boar or a Sign of the Zodiac

Yamanaka Inoichi
Name Meaning: Yamanaka=Among the Mountains, "Ino"= Boar or a Sign of the Zodiac, Inoichi=A name

Yamato
Name Meaning: Ancient name for Japan

Yashamaru
Name Meaning: Yasha=A female demon, Maru=Boys name

Yuuhi Kurenai
Name Meaning: Yuuhi=Setting sun, Kurenai="Crimson"

Zaku • Abumi
Name Meaning: Zaku=Sound of cutting, Abumi="Stirrup"

Zetsu
Name Meaning: "Tongue" or "Reed" (A form of tall hollow grass or tongue attachment to a hollow woodwind instrument)
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Old 2009-10-03, 09:07   Link #169
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While we are translating stuff, what does the maru at the end of the names mean?
example - Shikamaru, Konohamaru, Akamaru etc....

EDIT - thanks midori
Well in my Japanese dictionary Maru is another word for boy and Mari is for girl so

Temari means dancing girl.

Shikamaru means deer boy or lazy boy. I don't remember which one is right.
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Old 2009-10-03, 09:32   Link #170
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Shikamaru means deer boy or lazy boy. I don't remember which one is right.
Going strictly off of Shikamaru's demeanor in the show, I'd have to say the latter.
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Old 2009-10-07, 14:19   Link #171
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Well in my Japanese dictionary Maru is another word for boy and Mari is for girl so

Temari means dancing girl.

Shikamaru means deer boy or lazy boy. I don't remember which one is right.

A temari is actually a japanese ball

Literally it means "hand ball"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temari_(toy)

Of course, many of the names in Naruto are written in Katakana instead of Kanji, making the meanings of some a bit harder to decipher.

And the Shika in Shikamaru does mean Deer

Shika- Deer
Maru- Common Male suffix the common literal translation of the kanji of maru is "circle" or "whole"
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Old 2010-10-26, 23:50   Link #172
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well one thing about Kish. story telling is him incorporating mythology into the story.

Hyuga is closely related in Japanese Mythology for the creation of Amaterasu, Tsukiyomi, and Susano since in the mythology Izanagi bathed in a river in Hyuga.

So I came up with a theory. The Uchiha are heavily implied to have an affinity to fire.

Well since in the mythology Izanagi bathes in a river that was located in Hyuga I'm going to theorize that their affinity is water. At first I thought wind, but after thinking about it I think the taijutsu that the Hyuga have flows like water. Not only, but water has also been used as a symbol of insight. In many Asian cultures water is a symbol of balance and harmony. Although water's meaning dealing with chakra are "relationships, violence, addictions, basic emotional needs, and pleasure. Physically, governs reproduction, mentally it governs creativity, emotionally it governs joy, and spiritually it governs enthusiasm" But to put it simply in Tibetan-Buddhism this form of chakra is associated with the unconscious and emotion. It is the second of the primary chakras.

The third of the primary chakras is pretty much fire. It deals with "the sense of sight, and the action of movement. Manipura is "the center of etheric-psychic intuition: a vague or non-specific, sensual sense of knowing; a vague sense of size, shape, and intent of being." If the Hyuga name means in the direction of the sun and Amateratsu is the sun than it would support further relationship between the Uchiha and Hyuga are related.

I don't think it shows anything in particular, but it was interesting at the least...
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Old 2011-05-26, 03:14   Link #173
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Is there anyone familiar with Japanese who could clear up a few terms for me? Namely: San, Kun, Chan and any other post-proper name terms I'm leaving out.
Thanks.
yeah, well basically

Chan is used for babies, young children, and teenage girls. It may also be used towards cute animals, lovers, close friends, or any youthful woman.

Kun is generally used for boys and by persons of senior status in addressing or referring to those of junior status.

San is the most commonplace honorific, and is a title of respect typically used between equals of any age.

Sama is a markedly more respectful version of san. It is used mainly to refer to people much higher in rank than oneself. When used to refer to oneself, sama expresses extreme arrogance.

Senpai is used to address or refer to one's senior colleagues in a school, company, sports club, or other group.

Kohai is a junior, the reverse of senpai.

Sensei is used to refer to or address teachers, doctors, politicians, lawyers, and other authority figures.
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Of the Hyuuga clan, Neji is the only one who's name doesn't begin with a H. Hinata is the only one whose name doesn't end in an I. That separates them from the rest of the clan and relates the to the clan at the same time.
I've heard the others before at some point, but I've never heard about how Neji and Hinata's names differ from their clan before. I guess it's because my understanding of Japanese is very rudimentary. Very cool observation.
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Old 2012-03-20, 18:33   Link #175
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What Kiba means

Kiba really means Fang
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Old 2012-03-20, 23:35   Link #176
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Of the Hyuuga clan, Neji is the only one who's name doesn't begin with a H. Hinata is the only one whose name doesn't end in an I. That separates them from the rest of the clan and relates the to the clan at the same time.
I think this is just a coincidence. it's not like we know the names of the whole clan. are we really to believe that all the others' names start with H and end in I? I doubt it
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