History MeaningfulName / Anime

26th Nov '17 6:12:18 PM nombretomado
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** Ice Maiden Yukina's name means "snow flower", "Yukimura Keiko" means "snow village firefly child", and refers to a Chinese folk tale about a poor child who studied diligently by the light of fireflies reflected in the snow; all of the [[GrimReaper ferry girls]] [[ThemeNaming have names associated with flowers and plants]] ("Botan"=peony; "Ayame"=iris; "Hinageshi"="poppy"). This plant naming even goes for Sensui (whose name is a [[JapaneseLanguage kanji anagram]] of "suisen", "daffodil") and Itsuki ("flowering tree"), perhaps to note the severity of their FaceHeelTurn. Also, Sensui Shinobu's given name is written with the same kanji for 'hide, conceal' used in the synonymous words 'shinobi no mono' and 'ninja.'

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** Ice Maiden Yukina's name means "snow flower", "Yukimura Keiko" means "snow village firefly child", and refers to a Chinese folk tale about a poor child who studied diligently by the light of fireflies reflected in the snow; all of the [[GrimReaper ferry girls]] [[ThemeNaming have names associated with flowers and plants]] ("Botan"=peony; "Ayame"=iris; "Hinageshi"="poppy"). This plant naming even goes for Sensui (whose name is a [[JapaneseLanguage [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseLanguage kanji anagram]] of "suisen", "daffodil") and Itsuki ("flowering tree"), perhaps to note the severity of their FaceHeelTurn. Also, Sensui Shinobu's given name is written with the same kanji for 'hide, conceal' used in the synonymous words 'shinobi no mono' and 'ninja.'
11th Nov '17 10:24:20 PM DarkHunter
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*** Amuro Ray = ''Rei'' (Zero), the Mitsubishi Zero.

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*** Amuro Ray = ''Rei'' (Zero), the Mitsubishi Zero. The name "Amuro" was meant to be entirely original, to emphasize Amuro's lack of nationality.
17th Oct '17 6:58:28 PM R.G.
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** [[GenkiGirl Mawari Zenigata]] is a member of the Disciplinary Committee. Her first name when read as "Omawari" is a polite term for a police officer which she aspires to become since her father is police chief. Her last name Zenigata is a reference to Heiji Zenigata the famous fictional police officer who Mawari claims to be related to.

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** [[GenkiGirl Mawari Zenigata]] is a member of the Disciplinary Committee. Her first name when read as "Omawari" is a polite term for a police officer which she aspires to become since her father is police chief. Her last name Zenigata is a reference to Heiji Zenigata the famous fictional police officer who Mawari claims to be related to. Or perhaps [[Manga/LupinIII Koichi Zenigata.]]
29th Sep '17 10:44:41 PM azbyc15243
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* In the series ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' the main character, Kamijou Touma, is a major user of this trope. His last name Kamijou has three significant meanings. It is mainly translated to "La Persona Superiore a Dio" in Italian, meaning "The One Who is Superior to God", another translation is "The One who Cleanses God and Purifies the Devil", many characters take these meanings literally because his [[PowerNullifier Imagine Breaker]] negates everything his right hand touches. The significance of the right arm is the fact that "God's Right Seat" is considered a position higher than God himself. The third translation is taken quite literally, it can also be translated to [[spoiler:"The Invisible Demon"]], alluding to [[spoiler:the demonic-looking entity being restrained by Imagine Breaker inside Touma's body, with said entity manifesting every time Touma's right arm is cut off]].

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* In the series ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' the main character, Kamijou Touma, is a major user of this trope. His last The full name Kamijou has three significant meanings. It is mainly translated to "La Persona Superiore a Dio" in Italian, meaning can be read as "The One Who is Superior Purifies Gods and Slays Demons". [[spoiler:He manages to talk a god into a HeelFaceTurn, and other gods want him to do something similar for them. His power, Imagine Breaker, has also been described as a weapon meant to drive off demons]]. "Kamijou" on its own can be read as "Above God", another translation is "The One who Cleanses God and Purifies the Devil", many characters take these meanings literally because his [[PowerNullifier Imagine Breaker]] negates everything his right hand touches. The significance of the right arm is the fact that "God's Right Seat" is considered a position higher than God himself. The third translation is taken quite literally, it while "Touma" can also be translated to [[spoiler:"The Invisible Demon"]], alluding to [[spoiler:the demonic-looking read as "Invisible Demon". [[spoiler:Touma's body contains an entity being restrained that's apparently sealed by Imagine Breaker inside Touma's body, with said entity manifesting every time Touma's right arm Breaker, which is cut off]].described as invisible and is seemingly more powerful than God.]]
25th Aug '17 5:32:21 PM Clockwork_Lemon
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** While Barnaby's name doesn't seem to have much direct significance, in America it is often associated with the higher-class business scene (which makes sense when you know his background).
*** Then again, "Barnaby" is also the only American male name that sounds even remotely close to "bunny," so that could be another reason.

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** While Barnaby's name doesn't seem to have much direct significance, in America it is often associated with the higher-class business scene (which makes sense when you know his background).
*** Then again,
background). Of course, "Barnaby" is also the only American male name that sounds even remotely close to "bunny," so that could be another reason.reason.
** A more obvious (at least to the english speaking audience) is Sky High's civilian name, with a name like Keith '''Good'''man it's no surprise he'd be a kindhearted and admirable hero.



* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' has this in spades:

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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' has this in spades: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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** Iida's first and last name put together form the word "Iidaten", which is the Japanese term meaning "fast runner", fitting considering his SuperSpeed abilities.


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** Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu's names are both repetitive, reflecting his roll as a Kirishima copy, and "tetsu" is a japanese word meaining iron, reflecting his ability to turn his skin to iron.
16th Aug '17 4:59:21 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}'':
** Haru's last name, Jigokumeguri, translates to "Tour of Hells". It's a reference to the Hells of Beppu, hotsprings that are used for viewing rather than bathing due to their intense heat. Just like the hells, people refused to interact with Haru because of her harsh personality.
** Tsurezure basically translates to "lost in thought" or "idleness", which sums up [[TheQuietOne his personality]] perfectly.
16th Aug '17 3:42:30 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'':

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'':''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':



** Subaru is a model-0 combat cyborg, the first of what was going to be a mass produced model. Most of the cast is named after cars, but Subaru? Named after a company. Her family name, Nakajima, is seemingly based off of the former name of the company that makes Subaru automobiles.

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** Subaru is a model-0 combat cyborg, the first of what was going to be a mass produced model. Most of the cast is named after cars, but Subaru? Named after a company.company (more specifically, a company that [[TransparentCloset markets towards lesbians]]). Her family name, Nakajima, is seemingly based off of the former name of the company that makes Subaru automobiles.
8th Aug '17 3:16:58 PM StarTropes
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** A two-part episode involves a PrincessClassic named Sarah. Her name is Hebrew for "princess".
13th Jul '17 9:30:51 PM Pipcard
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** Emperor ''Charles'' zi Britannia is a SocialDarwinist.
13th Jul '17 9:30:03 PM Pipcard
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** Emperor ''Charles'' zi Britannia is a SocialDarwinist.
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