桂 / Japanese Kanji Meanings & Readings

What does 桂 mean?

Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).

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How to read 桂?

Kunyomi... かつら/katsura

Onyomi... ケイ/kei

jinmeikun... katsu, yoshi,

* There are two typical ways of reading kanji, kun-yomi and on-yomi. In addition, there is a reading system called "jinmei kun" which is used only for names.

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桂 / related names

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gender:

Name:
kei
Katakana:
ケイ

Kanji:
Meaning:
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
Name:
katsumi
Katakana:
カツミ

Kanji:
桂美
Meaning:
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
  • Beautiful. Excellent. Splendid. Delicious.
Name:
keisuke
Katakana:
ケイスケ

Kanji:
桂輔
Meaning:
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
  • To help. Give strength.
Name:
yoshino
Katakana:
ヨシノ

Kanji:
桂乃
Meaning:
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
  • In other words. For that reason. So. A long time ago. In the past. You. A second-person pronoun for a person of equal or inferior status. The word for "no" is used in particles.
Name:
keito
Katakana:
ケイト

Kanji:
桂人
Meaning:
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
  • People. Human beings. Humanity. Every single person. People. Grown-ups. Adults. Personality. Character. A word used to count people.
Name:
keito
Katakana:
ケイト

Kanji:
桂土
Meaning:
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
  • Soil
Name:
chika
Katakana:
チカ

Kanji:
知桂
Meaning:
  • Knowing. Wisdom. The ability to think. News. Acquaintance. To preside over. To govern.
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
Name:
keigo
Katakana:
ケイゴ

Kanji:
桂吾
Meaning:
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
  • Myself. Me. First-person pronouns. My. A word used to call someone close to you. To prevent. To stop.
Name:
keito
Katakana:
ケイト

Kanji:
桂渡
Meaning:
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
  • To cross. To move something from hand to hand. To cross a river or sea. To live in the world.
Name:
keita
Katakana:
ケイタ

Kanji:
桂太
Meaning:
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
  • Abundantly large. Large in circumference. Thick. Flabby. Very. A word used to refer to a person of high rank or status.
Name:
keiju
Katakana:
ケイジュ

Kanji:
桂寿
Meaning:
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
  • 寿Long life. Life. Age. Celebration. Celebration of long life.
Name:
ikkei
Katakana:
イッケイ

Kanji:
壱桂
Meaning:
  • One. The first of the natural numbers. First. The most excellent. Only that. Make it one.
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
Name:
keishi
Katakana:
ケイシ

Kanji:
桂矢
Meaning:
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
  • Arrow. To shoot with a bow. To swear.
Name:
keisuke
Katakana:
ケイスケ

Kanji:
桂甫
Meaning:
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
  • Beginning
Name:
keito
Katakana:
ケイト

Kanji:
桂任
Meaning:
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
  • To leave to others. A role or matter to be fulfilled. Guarantee. To assign to an official position. To give a role to. To let do as one pleases.
Name:
keima
Katakana:
ケイマ

Kanji:
桂万
Meaning:
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
  • 10000. Kanji character for the number 10000 (ten thousand). A unit of number. A large number or quantity. Sufficient. Enough. All. Various. All. Anything. Never. Always. Never. No matter what happens.
Name:
shigekatsu
Katakana:
シゲカツ

Kanji:
茂桂
Meaning:
  • To grow thickly. The branches and leaves of plants and trees grow actively. Excellent. Splendid.
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
Name:
shokei
Katakana:
ショウケイ

Kanji:
翔桂
Meaning:
  • Fly. Spread your wings and fly. To fly high in the sky.
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
Name:
keito
Katakana:
ケイト

Kanji:
桂士
Meaning:
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).
  • "Male. Adult male. A learned and respectable man. A beautiful name for a man. A man who excels in learning and knowledge. A man with a title. A samurai. A military man. A man who has acquired special qualifications or skills. To perform a task. To serve."
Name:
miyoshi
Katakana:
ミヨシ

Kanji:
未桂
Meaning:
  • Not yet. Sheep of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac.
  • Katsura tree (a kind of tree). A deciduous tree of the katsura family. Another name for the moon, as it is said to be an imaginary tree on the moon. One of the family names. One of the pawns of Shogi (Japanese chess).

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