Kanji and meanings of Maki’s name
A reliable woman, Zenin Maki!
The first name Maki is common in Japan, but its meaning varies depending on what kanji characters are used.
What about her? Let’s see it together!
ZEN – Zen Buddhism
ZEN means to renounce and abdicate the throne, to achieve enlightenment, the Zen Buddhism.
The left part of the character stands for a god or the heaven and the right part does an altar. Whole letter represents a ritual of coronation.
IN – noble building
IN means a building of public facilities or a palace of ex emperors.
Both ZEN and IN are characters related to someone noble. We can tell the family name ZENIN must be an honorable line just by seeing these kanji.
Actually, the Zenin family is one of the three biggest families in Jujutsu sorcerers’ society. We can easily guess that they have a long history though it’s not revealed much yet in a Jujutsu Kaisen story.
The family name Zenin really exists in the area around Fukuoka prefecture and Yamaguchi prefecture in Japan. It’s said that they are derived from a Zen Buddhism temple.
MA – truth
This kanji stands for true. Gives sincere and decent impressions and very popular for Japanese first names, both for boys and girls.
KI – hope
This is also a common character for first names and means hope or rare.
Unlike her family name, the first name MAKI is very common and popular name in Japan.