Kanji and meanings of Nezuko’s name
Today I’ll explain Nezuko’s name. Her name and kanji characters are very rare. What do they mean? Let’s see it together! 😀
NE means a tomb of one’s father. This is very difficult kanji and we seldom see and use it in our daily life. Thanks to Kimetsu no Yaiba and Nezuko, the character became well known.
ZU means a bean. In Japan, we have a custom of throwing beans to wipe Oni (a Japanese demon) away. It’s a kind of charm against evil.
So we can guess two meanings of Nezuko’s name. One is that her parents gave her this name with a wish that she wouldn’t be attacked by Oni. The other is that she herself is the existence with a role of driving Oni away.
Which do you think more suitable for her name?
KO means a child and is a very common character for girl names. For example, my name Junko also has KO at the end of it.
You can see many other names with KO, like Yuko, Keiko, Michiko, Tomoko, Akiko and Momoko.