Scripts 初, 波津, はつ (hiragana), ハツ (katakana)
Pronounced Pron. hahts, hah-tsuu
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Contributor Contrib.aquaspirit96 on 5/28/2009
This name can be used as 初 (sho, ui-, -so.meru, -zo.me, haji.me, haji.mete, hatsu, hatsu-) meaning "beginning, first time" or 波津 with 波 (ha, nami) meaning "billows, Poland, waves" and 津 (shin, tsu) meaning "ferry, harbour, haven, port."When used as 初, it is, according to Suzuki Sakaye, usually used as the name of the first daughter.Hatsu was very popular in the Edo period (1603-1868), but by the latter part of the Meiji period (1868-1912) it was dropping down in popularity and by the Taishō period/era (1912-1926), it became uncommon.