Satsuki (さつき, サツキ?) is a traditional name for May (皐月?) in Japanese. It is also a common feminine Japanese given name which is rarely used as a surname and boy's name.

Possible writings

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

  • 五月, "May"
  • 皐月, "May"
  • 早月, "fast month"
only used as a given name
  • 咲月, "blossom, moon"
  • 沙月, "sand, moon"
  • 幸希, "happiness, rare/hope"

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

Real people

with the given name Satsuki
with the surname Satsuki
  • Midori Satsuki (五月), a Japanese actress

Fictional characters

with the given name Satsuki
  • Satsuki Kusakabe (サツキ), a main character of the 1988 animated film My Neighbor Totoro
  • Satsuki Miyanoshita (さつき), a main character of the anime series Ghost Stories

Other uses

  • Satsuki azalea, a Cultivar Group of azaleas
  • Satsuki Shō, a Japanese domestic Grade 1 flat horse race
  • Satsuki Ichinose, Character in the manga/anime series Nana by Ai Yazawa. Daughter of Nana Komatsu and Takumi Ichinose.

See also

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