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Following the previous article about names associated with summer, this time it’s about names associated with autumn.
In the traditional calender, autumn in Japan officially begins on Risshu (立秋) around the 7th of August and ends on Ritto (立冬) around the 7th of November.
Autumn is aki in Japanese and represented by this kanji: 秋. The kanji 秋 symbolizes good harvest and abundance. Here are some cool names that include 秋.
Akio 秋生 autumn + life
Akiyoshi 秋吉 autumn + luck
Akira 秋良 autumn + goodness
Masaaki 正秋 right, correct + autumn
Hideaki 英秋 excellence, honor + autumn
Akina 秋奈 autumn + big tree
Akie 秋江 autumn + bay, creek
Akiho 秋帆 autumn + sail, sailing boat
Akine 秋音 autumn + sound
Chiaki 智秋 wisdom + autumn
For Japanese people autumn is the season for art. Japanese people believe that autumn is the best season to enjoy, appreciate, and create art. In Japan, the 3rd of November is a national holiday called Culture Day. It’s for the purpose of promoting art and academic endeavor. Also, a variety of special events related to art are held in autumn such as art festivals and ceremonies. Including kanji that are related to art is very popular for names for autumn-born children.
Fumiya 文夜 literature + night
Shimon 詩門 poetry + gate
Soichiro 奏一郎 play (the instrument) + one + young man, son
Genki 弦輝 string, chord + shine
Makoto 真琴 truth + Japanese harp
Maiko 舞子 dance + child
Manaka 愛奏 love + play (the instrument)
Wakana 和奏 peace + play (the instrument)
Sae 咲絵 bloom + picture, painting
Shiori 詩織 poetry + weave
As temperature drops after hot summer, the colors of the leaves change into vivid shades of yellow, orange and red. In Japanese this natural phenomenon is called koyo and represented by two kanji that mean crimson and leaf. The color crimson has always been special for Japanese people for centuries, traditionally used in literature, textiles such as kimono, and other Japanese arts, and it’s associated with autumn because of the burning autumnal tints. The kanji for crimson is 紅. Here are some beautiful names that include this kanji.
Kouma 紅馬 crimson + horse
Kouji 紅士 crimson + samurai
Kouki 紅季 crimson + season
Kousei 紅星 crimson + star
Koutarou 紅太郎 crimson + big + young man, son
Miku 美紅 beauty + crimson
Akane 紅音 crimson + sound
Kunika 紅二香 crimson + two + scent
Kurea 紅怜亜 crimson + wise + Asia
Kouko 紅恋 crimson + romantic love
The two most popular autumn leaves in Japan are momiji and kaede. They are both in the maple family and so lovely and elegant that often used for names associated with autumn.
Shuuto 椛人 momiji + human
Shuuji 椛慈 momiji + mercy
Fuuto 楓都 kaede + city
Fuuga 楓我 kaede + myself
Fuuma 楓磨 kaede + polish, brush
Momoka 椛音 momiji + sound
Mona 椛奈 momiji + big tree
Maika 舞楓 dance + kaede
Yuka 優楓 gentle + kaede
Kaera 楓来 kaede + come, future
Because autumn is the season of blessings of natural abundance, the kanji for harvest 穂 and fruit 実 are often used for names associated with autumn.
Kazuho 和穂 peace + harvest
Yuuho 有穂 presence + harvest
Hodaka 穂高 harvest + high
Minoru 実 fruit
Katsumi 克実 be able to + fruit
Akiho 秋穂 autumn + harvest
Mizuho 瑞穂 auspicious + harvest
Shiho 幸穂 happiness + harvest
Mio 実緒 fruit + cord, thread
Emiri 絵実里 picture, painting + fruit + village
I look forward to introducing names associated with winter in the final article in this series.
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