|2007-02-20, 16:57||Link #161|
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|2007-02-22, 22:49||Link #163|
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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.
|2007-02-24, 12:06||Link #164|
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|2007-07-28, 07:21||Link #166|
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?
Spoiler for series:
|2007-07-28, 18:10||Link #167|
Sakura Haruno: Cherry Blossoms of Spring.
|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.
Name Meaning: Aburame="Oil Woman"; Shibi=A type of tile, also a location
Name Meaning: Aburame="Oil Woman"; Shino=Potentially meant to be same kanji as in "shinobi"
Name Meaning: Akadou="Red Body"; Yoroi="Armor"
Name Meaning: Aka in kanji can mean "light" or "red"; Hoshi="Star"
Name Meaning: Akimichi="Autumn Road"; Chou="Butterfly" ji=can mean child or love
Name Meaning: Akimichi="Autumn Road"; Chou=Butterfly za=can mean sitting down or seat
Name Meaning: Ayame=An iris flower, a pattern and a name
Name Meaning: Similar to "bakki" meaning aeration
Name Meaning: "Thousand Years" or "Forever"
Name Meaning: A name, failure, group, steps, platform
Name Meaning: Dan=Group, steps zou=Storehouse, hide, possess
Name Meaning: Potentially based on Japanese myth, Dei=Mud
Name Meaning: Dosu=Yakuza sword; Kinuta=A wooden block for beating cloth, also a location
Name Meaning: "Barbarian" or "The God of Wealth"
Name Meaning: Ebi=Shrimp zou=Elephant
name Meaning: Ruler of Hades
Name Meaning: Fuuma=Wind Abrasion; Sasame=A name, "same" means rain
meaning of the name Gaara is: A name made up of three Kanji characters. Ga meaning "me," ai meaning "love," and ra meaning "demon."
Name Meaning: French for cake
Name Meaning: Gekkou=Moonlight; Hayate=As kanji means squall or gale
Name meaning: Hagane="Steel" Kotetsu=A name, tetsu="iron"
Name meaning: "White"
Name Meaning: Hi=fly, skip pages, scatter or Shougi Rook, dan=grade, steps or stairs
Name meaning: First Fire Shadow
Name means: Second FireShadow
Name meaning: Third FireShadow
Name meaning: Fourth FireShadow
Name meaning: Hoshigaki=Dried persimmon, Kisame=Ogre/Demon Shark
Name meaning: Hyuuga=Towards the sun, Hanabi=Fireworks
Name meaning: Hyuuga=Towards the sun, Hiashi=Daytime or spreading of a fire
Name meaning: Hyuuga=Towards the sun, Hizashi=Sunlight or rays of the sun
Name meaning: Hyuuga=Towards the sun, Neji="Screw"
Name Meaning: A fox deity, also a flavored boiled rice
Name Meaning: Inu=Dog zuka=A small hill, Hana=Flower, nose or end
Name Meaning: Inu=Dog zuka=A small hill, Kiba="Fang"
Name Meaning: Inu=Dog zuka=A small hill, Tsume="Claw" or "Talon", also a name
Name Meaning: "Young thunder", A lead character in Japanese folk tale, married to "Tsunade"
Name Meaning: Next or second son, bou=can mean priest
Name Meaning: Kaguya=Furniture Store, A name; Kimi=you, governing person maro=You, one with thin eyebrows, ma=Hemp, ro=Spine
Name Meaning: Kaku=Angle or Shogi bishop zu=Metropolis or capital
Name Meaning: Kami=God or soul zuki=Month or moon; Izumo=A name zumo=Can mean cloud
Name Meaning: A famous kabuki player, kurou=crow
Name Meaning: Ka=incense, smell, perfume rin=phosphorus
Name Meaning: A man-bird deity in Hindu-Buddhist myth
Name Meaning: A slippery oil
Daimyou Kazahana Dotou
Name Meaning: Kazahana=Snowflake; Dotou=Surging waves
Name Meaning: Kazahana=Snowflake; Koyuki=A light or powdered snow
Name Meaning: Kidou=A name; ki=Ghost or devil dou=Child maru=Boys name
Name Meaning: Kin=As kanji can mean Koto (A musical instrument); Tsuchi=Soil or hammer
Name Meaning: Ko=Little nan=South
Name Meaning: Konoha=Tree leaves maru=Boys name
Kyuubi no Youko
Name Meaning: Kyuubi=Nine Tail; Youko=A bewitching fox
Name Meaning: Might Guy
Name Meaning: Tangle
Name Meaning: Mitarashi=A type of sweet rice cake; Anko=Red bean paste
Name Meaning: Sprouts
Name Meaning: Momo=Peach tree chi=earth, Za=again bu=never za=kill
Name Meaning: "Forest Snoring"
Name Meaning: Namiashi=Slow march
Name Meaning: Nara (Prefecture), Shika=Deer, 'Shikaku' also means Assassin
Name Meaning: Nara (Prefecture), Shika=Deer, Maru=Boys name
Name Meaning: "Hazy"
Name Meaning: Orochimaru=Villain in mythical Jiraiya tale, Orochi=Large Serpent, Maru=Male Name
Name Meaning: Companion, phosphorus, cold, a name
Name Meaning: As kanji can mean: Extreme, genius, planting, loan, rhinoceros, companion, a weapon, son, navel, smash, fine
Name Meaning: Sa=Left [A 'sakon' was a right-hand man position in the shogunate]
Name Meaning: Sarutobi=Flying Monkey [Also a legendary ninja]; Asuma=A name
Name Meaning: Scorpion
Name Meaning: Splash
Name Meaning: Shiranui=Lights on the Sea; Genma=Magical Illusion
Name Meaning: A name
Name Meaning: A type of shower in early winter
Name Meaning: A name, Ta=A reason, Yu=Frequent, Ya=To be classical
Name Meaning: A traditional Japanese handball game, A name
Name Meaning: Moving about, spot
Name Meaning: Reconciliation, killing with bare hands or making noodles by hand
Name Meaning: A name, construction worker, a type of bird
Name Meaning: A mooring rope, Wife of Jiraiya in mythical tale
Name Meaning: Uchiha=wa/ha character switch to make "fan"; Fugaku=Unlearned
Name Meaning: Uchiha=wa/ha character switch to make "fan"; Inabi=Possibly short for Inabikari or "flash of lightning"
Name Meaning: Uchiha=wa/ha character switch to make "fan"; Itachi=Weasel
Name Meaning: Uchiha=wa/ha character switch to make "fan"; Madara=Spot, blemish, speck, patches
Name Meaning: Uchiha=wa/ha character switch to make "fan"; Mikoto= Words of a ruler, lord, also a name
Name Meaning: Uchiha=wa/ha character switch to make "fan"; Obito= Neck, also a name
Name Meaning: Uchiha=wa/ha character switch to make "fan"; Sasuke= Name of legendary ninja
Name Meaning: Japanese noodles
Name Meaning: U="Right" Kon="Near", Ukon=Akin to "Sakon" aka right hand man
Name Meaning: Umino=Ocean; Iruka=Dolphin
Name Meaning: Yakushi=Short for Buddhist Healing God, Kabuto="Helmet"
Name Meaning: Yamanaka=Among the Mountains, Ino= Boar or a Sign of the Zodiac
Name Meaning: Yamanaka=Among the Mountains, "Ino"= Boar or a Sign of the Zodiac, Inoichi=A name
Name Meaning: Ancient name for Japan
Name Meaning: Yasha=A female demon, Maru=Boys name
Name Meaning: Yuuhi=Setting sun, Kurenai="Crimson"
Name Meaning: Zaku=Sound of cutting, Abumi="Stirrup"
Name Meaning: "Tongue" or "Reed" (A form of tall hollow grass or tongue attachment to a hollow woodwind instrument)
|2009-10-03, 09:07||Link #169|
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Temari means dancing girl.
Shikamaru means deer boy or lazy boy. I don't remember which one is right.
|2009-10-03, 09:32||Link #170|
It's the year 3030...
|2009-10-07, 14:19||Link #171|
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A temari is actually a japanese ball
Literally it means "hand ball"
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
Maru- Common Male suffix the common literal translation of the kanji of maru is "circle" or "whole"
|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...
|2011-05-26, 03:14||Link #173|
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.
|2011-11-18, 19:08||Link #174|
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|2012-03-20, 23:35||Link #176|
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