Sakura (name)

Sakura (さくら, サクラ) is a common feminine Japanese given name which can also be used as a surname.

Sakura
Pronunciation[sakɯɾa]
GenderFemale
Language(s)Japanese
Origin
Word/nameJapanese
MeaningDepending on the kanji used
Region of originJapan
Other names
Related namesSakurako, Sakurazawa, Sakurano, Sakurana

Possible writingsEdit

Sakura can be written using different kanji characters and can mean:

as a given name

The given name can also be written in hiragana or katakana.

as a surname
  • 佐倉、桜、沙倉

PeopleEdit

Given nameEdit

  • Sakura Akaho (赤穂 さくら, born 1996), Japanese women's basketball player
  • Sakura Fujiwara (藤原 さくら, born 1995), Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
  • Sakura Ishimoto (石本 さくら, born 1999), Japanese shogi player
  • Sakura Miyawaki (宮脇 咲良, born 1998), a Japanese idol and currently a member of J-pop girl group HKT48 and K-pop girl group IZ*ONE
  • Sakura Mori (森 さくら, born 1996), Japanese table tennis player
  • Sakura Nogawa (野川 さくら, born 1978), Japanese voice actress
  • Sakura Oda (小田 さくら, born 1999), a Japanese singer and member of the J-pop girl group Morning Musume
  • Sakura Tange (丹下 桜, born 1973), Japanese voice actress and singer
  • Sakura Tsukagoshi (塚越 さくら, born 1991), Japanese cyclist
  • Sakura Tsukuba (筑波 さくら), a Japanese manga artist
  • Sakura Ando (安藤 サクラ, born 1986), Japanese actor

SurnameEdit

  • Momoko Sakura (さくら ももこ, 1965–2018), Japanese manga artist and the main character depicted in her own manga Chibi Maruko-chan
  • Emi Sakura (さくら えみ, born 1976), Japanese professional wrestler
  • Ayane Sakura (佐倉 綾音 born 1994), Japanese voice actress
  • Nichole Sakura (born 1989), American actress and model

Stage nameEdit

Fictional charactersEdit

Given nameEdit

SurnameEdit

  • Mikan Sakura (佐倉 蜜柑), main character of the anime Alice Academy
  • Chiyo Sakura (佐倉 千代), the viewpoint character in the series Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
  • Minty Sakura, one of the minor characters in the 2012 Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph
  • Momoko Sakura (さくら ももこ), main character's real name in the shōjo manga series Chibi Maruko-chan
  • Nene Sakura (桜 ねね), a character from the anime/manga New Game!
  • Kaede Sakura (沙倉 楓), one of the main characters in the anime/manga Kämpfer
  • Kyoko Sakura (佐倉 杏子), a major character from the anime/manga Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
  • Meifon Sakura, a character from Valkyrie Drive- Mermaid
  • Futaba Sakura, one of the main characters from Persona 5.
  • Airi Sakura, a character from the anime/light novel series Classroom of the Elite.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  The dictionary definition of Sakura at Wiktionary