Hajime Name Meaning & Origin
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Hajime (はじめ) is the Japanese word meaning "beginning" (初め, 始め). In the
Japanese traditional martial arts such as karate, judo, aikido and kendo, it is a verbal command to "begin". Hajime is also a common Japanese given name for males, although it is occasionally used as a surname.
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This name can be used as 元 (gan, gen, moto, hajime) meaning "beginning, origin, source," 一 (ichi, itsu, hito-, hito.tsu) meaning "one," 初 (jo, ui, -so.meru, -zo.me, haji.me, haji.mete, hatsu, hatsu-) meaning "beginning, first," 創 (shou, sou, kizu, kezu.shikeru, tsuku.ru, haji.meru, hajime) meaning "genesis, originate, start, create," 肇 (jou, chou, tou, hajime, haji.meru) meaning "beginning, first" or 甫 (fu, ho, haji.mete, hajime) meaning "beginning, for the first time."
In some cases, 一 and/or 初, along with はじめ/ハジメ can be regarded as unisex. However, they are more often used on boys.
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One bearer of this name was samurai and captain of the 3rd unit of the Shinsengumi Hajime Saitō (斎藤 一) (1844-1915), born Hajime Yamaguchi (山口 一).
Hajime Isayama, manga artist and author of the Shingeki No Kyojin mangas
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Hajime Hinata is the main protagonist in Super DanganRonpa 2
Hajime Sugoroku - Nanbaka - One of the main protagonist