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Pronounced Ah-mah-teh-lah-soo, or a-ma-te-ra-tsoo. (possibly ah-mah-tehr-AH-soo).
-- Rosethorn08  2/21/2006
It's pronounced AH-mah-te-rah-soo.
-- Anonymous User  11/21/2006
I love this name! It's wonderful!
-- honungspinglan  1/7/2007
Japan does not have a royal family. It has an IMPERIAL family.
-- ArthurDent84  6/18/2007
Riminds me of tiramisu. Sorry.
-- Katja Eidis  4/11/2008
In Naruto Shippuden one of Itachi's jutsu is called Amaterasu and is supposed to be black inextinguishable flames.
-- sailormars  6/14/2010
A lot of Japanese names have great, interesting meanings and this name is one of those names. I really do like the meaning and yes, the sound of this name. It even makes a good vampire name, let's say for a nice vampire, as it partly looks kind of like "Nosferatu".
-- Anonymous User  10/12/2010
I absolutely adore this name. I would use it in a heartbeat if it weren't so out of the ordinary... and I don't want any children. Still, I love this name to bits.
-- Book_Reader22  1/25/2011
The "u" at the end of Amaterasu is actually silent.
-- AnneBeeche  1/26/2011
Until after WW2 ended, people STILL thought the Emperors descended from her. SRSLY. (Sorry for netspeak, but that was the exact phrase).
-- JapanYoshiTheGamer  11/15/2011
It's important to realize that Japanese is spoken in many different dialects, and so, the exact pronunciation of a word or name in the language can sound different depending upon dialect or even context. Therefore, "Amaterasu" has a couple of different pronunciations. However, the most accurate pronunciation (Tokyo-dialect) would be "ah-MAH-teh-RAH-soo." The "rah" could also be said "lah" (southern dialects), and the "soo" could be dropped so that the final syllable is "rahs" or "lahs."
-- Anonymous User  4/12/2015
A gorgeous name with an interesting history to it. I absolutely adore the meaning and the association with mythology.
-- RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016

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