Name meaning of Demon Slayer Giyu
What does Tomioka Giyu’s name mean in Japanese?
TOMIOKA is a common family name in Japan. Giyu’s GI means “the right way as a person” and YU is “brave”. I think his name gives serious and diligent impressions.
Now I’ll explain what each kanji symbol stands for!
TOMI – wealth
TOMI means wealth and rich. This kanji is commonly used for Japanese family names and you will see other names including TOMI, like Tomita, Tomiya, and Tominaga.
OKA – hill
OKA means a hill. This is also a common character for Japanese family names. The name Tomioka is a very normal one for a Demon Slayer’s character as most of the main characters have eccentric and rare names.
GI – right way
This character represents the right way as a person, a stance of acting reasonably with no personal greed.
YU – brave
YU means brave and courage.
Both of the kanji characters in Giyu’s name have serious and upstanding meanings. I think it’s an eligible name for a member of the Kisatutai (the demon slayer corps) ⚔