Kanji and meanings of Kirishima’s name
The meaning of Kirishima’s name is sharp in one word. Some characters in his name reflect his quirk. Let’s see what it is!
KIRI – cut
KIRI means to cut. The left part of the character stands for a cross shaped scar. The right one does a sword.
SHIMA – island
SHIMA is an island. This is one of the most common kanji used for Japanese family names.
The family name KIRISHIMA itself is not so much rare, but we seldom see the one that includes KIRI of “cut”. There are only 90 people in Japan who has this type of Kirishima.
EI – sharp
This kanji means sharp and keen.
JI – kid
JI means a kid. This letter is used mainly to express the sound, not for the meaning.
RO – boy
RO means a boy and has been traditionally used for boy names. For example, Tanjiro in Demon Slayer also uses this RO in his first name.
Now you’ve learned that EIJIRO means a sharp boy or a keen boy in Japanese. Though the sound is common, we don’t usually use this “sharp” kanji for one’s first name and choose other letters for the EI sound. Therefore Eijiro’s name seems a bit manga-ish when we see it in kanji.
His family name means “cut” and his first name does “sharp”. It represents the feature of his quirk “hardening” well!