History MeaningfulName / Anime

6th Apr '18 5:39:03 PM Gamermaster
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** The [[NightOfTheLivingMook Mariage]] are an in-universe example, being named after an Ancient Belkan word for "puppet". However, there is no such word in modern German (which is otherwise identical with Belkan) and the closest-sounding word, "Marionette", is of French origin.

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** The [[NightOfTheLivingMook [[NightOfTheLivingMooks Mariage]] are an in-universe example, being named after an Ancient Belkan word for "puppet". However, there is no such word in modern German (which is otherwise identical with Belkan) and the closest-sounding word, "Marionette", is of French origin.
6th Apr '18 9:36:31 AM scartox111
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*** Setsuna's real name, however, [[spoiler: Soran Ibrahim]] has some very interesting connotations. Specifically, [[spoiler: his first name, "Soran" could be taken from the Danish name meaning "Stern, severe" or in some cases "extreme," which Setsuna certainly is in everything he does or believes. And "[[http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/meaning_of_Ibrahim.html Ibrahim]]" being a Hebrew name meaning "God of many nations," denoting a person of high stature who could bring together people of different regions and/or beliefs.

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*** Setsuna's real name, however, [[spoiler: Soran Ibrahim]] has some very interesting connotations. Specifically, [[spoiler: his first name, "Soran" could be taken from the Danish name meaning "Stern, severe" or in some cases "extreme," which Setsuna certainly is in everything he does or believes. And "[[http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/meaning_of_Ibrahim.html Ibrahim]]" being a Hebrew name meaning "God of many nations," denoting a person of high stature who could bring together people of different regions and/or beliefs.]]
28th Mar '18 9:21:36 AM Gamermaster
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** The BigBad and MadScientist Jail Scaglietti. Naturally, he was eventually defeated and imprisoned.

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** The BigBad of ''[=StrikerS=]'' and MadScientist Jail Scaglietti. Naturally, he was eventually defeated and imprisoned.


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** The [[NightOfTheLivingMook Mariage]] are an in-universe example, being named after an Ancient Belkan word for "puppet". However, there is no such word in modern German (which is otherwise identical with Belkan) and the closest-sounding word, "Marionette", is of French origin.
19th Mar '18 11:29:04 AM CrystaltheCool
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* ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo'': SixthRanger Mimino Kurumi has a very interesting MeaningfulName when it's spelled backwards: Mi Ru Ku No Mi Mi [[spoiler:Miruku no mimi, Miruku = Milk. Milk's ears, which reveals her identity as one of the team's {{Weasel Mascot}}s]].
* ''Anime/HeartCatchPrettyCure'': One of the main characters is named Hanasaki Tsubomi. Hanasaki means blooming flowers, Tsubomi means bud. [[spoiler:Her grandma runs a flower shop, and oh yeah, she turns into Cure Blossom.]]

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* ''Anime/PrettyCure'': This anime franchise has lots of fun with this trope.
** ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'': The iconic duo's human surnames are very clever. In Nagisa Misumi's case, "Misumi" means "beautiful ink". Ink is traditionally black, hence, she's Cure Black. In Honoka Yukishiro's case, the way "Yukishiro" is spelled means "snow castle". Snow is white, hence, she's Cure White. The sequel, Max Heart, adds a new character - Shiny Luminous. Her human name, Hikari Kujou, is also meaningful. "Hikari" means "light", referring to how she's part of the queen of the Garden of Light. "Ku" means "nine", a loose reference to the queen splitting into multiple parts. Nine is divisible by three, which is the number of parts the queen was divided into. "Jou" may refer to her role as the life of the queen - the Japanese word for "queen" is "jouou".
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''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo'': SixthRanger Mimino Kurumi has a very interesting MeaningfulName when it's spelled backwards: Mi Ru Ku No Mi Mi [[spoiler:Miruku no mimi, Miruku = Milk. Milk's ears, which reveals her identity as one of the team's {{Weasel Mascot}}s]].
* ** ''Anime/HeartCatchPrettyCure'': One of the main characters is named Hanasaki Tsubomi. Hanasaki means blooming flowers, Tsubomi means bud. [[spoiler:Her grandma runs a flower shop, and oh yeah, she turns into Cure Blossom.]]
14th Mar '18 6:39:07 PM NoNamesEver
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* Both Shinn and Kira's last names are named after the historic Yamato and Asuka periods respectively as Kira was the first protagonist followed by Shinn.
27th Feb '18 3:07:15 AM CCIB
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* Dr. Stone: Senku's last name, Ishigami, means "stone god". He's a guy from the distant past attempting to bring science back to the world which has been taken back to the Stone Age.
25th Feb '18 3:20:26 PM nombretomado
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* From ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', there's Schrödinger, the [[SchrodingersCat catboy]], and {{Alucard}}, which is likely a little more obvious. And there's also the Scottish priest Alexander Anderson, whose first name means "Protector of Men" while his last name is likely a reference to St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland.

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* From ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', there's Schrödinger, the [[SchrodingersCat [[UsefulNotes/SchrodingersCat catboy]], and {{Alucard}}, which is likely a little more obvious. And there's also the Scottish priest Alexander Anderson, whose first name means "Protector of Men" while his last name is likely a reference to St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland.
20th Feb '18 8:19:39 AM SkyHavenPath13
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** ''GX'''s Judai '''Yu'''ki and 5D's' '''Yu'''sei Fudo have the same character in their names as '''Yu'''gi - the one meaning "play." This is probably on purpose to keep with the series name relevant.

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** ''GX'''s ''GX's'' Judai '''Yu'''ki and 5D's' ''5D's'' '''Yu'''sei Fudo have the same character in their names as '''Yu'''gi - the one meaning "play." "play". This is probably on purpose to keep with the series name relevant.
17th Jan '18 3:55:39 AM HoppouChan
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** Some of the Black Hawks; Ayanami, Hyuuga, Katsuragi, Yukikaze and [[spoiler: Suzunami]], are named after famous Japanese battleships. Wakaba also seems to follow this trend. Ironically, Yukikaze (the ship) was the only member of its class to survive WWII, but Yukikaze (the character) is the only member of the Black Hawks who has not survived. [[spoiler: That is, at least in the beginning of the series.]]

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** Some of the Black Hawks; Ayanami, Hyuuga, Katsuragi, Yukikaze and [[spoiler: Suzunami]], are named after famous Japanese battleships.warships. Wakaba also seems to follow this trend. Ironically, Yukikaze (the ship) was the only member of its class to survive WWII, but Yukikaze (the character) is the only member of the Black Hawks who has not survived. [[spoiler: That is, at least in the beginning of the series.]]
1st Jan '18 10:59:26 AM JoeMerl
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' has this in spades, in general, every character has a name that in some way relates to their power, personality or role in the story.

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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' has this in spades, in general, every character has a name that in some way relates to their power, personality or role in the story. (Many of these can be {{Justified}} since [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividuals Quirks]] run in families--[[FridgeBrilliance parents likely know what their kids' powers will be when they name them]].)
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