Given Name AMATERASU

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: 天照 (Japanese Kanji)
PRONOUNCED: A-MA-TE-RA-SOO (Japanese)   [details]

Meaning & History

Means "shining over heaven", from Japanese (ama) meaning "heaven, sky" and (terasu) meaning "shine". This was the name of the Japanese sun goddess, the ruler of the heavens. At one time the Japanese royal family claimed descent from her.